Challenge of the Week: Clean-up as many merged profiles as possible [closed]

+10 votes

Hi WikiTreers,

Will you join our "Data Doctors" Challenge of the week?

This one is a reprise of one of the most popular and valuable challenges we've done so far: cleaning up messy merged-together profiles.

Aleš has prepared a report of profiles from around the tree that were merged but never had their biographies and sources consolidated. Click here for the list.

Click here for tips on how the biographies and sources section should look. Most importantly, all profiles should have one and only one == Biography == headline and one == Sources == section with one <references /> tag directly beneath it.

After you delete the junk and consolidate any useful biographical text and sources, set the status as corrected. That will earn you a point.

The member with the most points at 11:59pm EDT on Sunday night will get the badge and the bragging rights. But we'll all benefit from a neater, cleaner shared tree.

If you're participating, please post here to let us know. It's nice to cheer each other on. Or post if you have any questions about how to participate.

Thanks for helping!

Real-time tracking results: See your stats 
alongside other participants here.

Top 10

WikiTree profile: Space:DD_Challenge_811_IX
closed with the note: Challenge is finished
in The Tree House by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (2.0m points)
closed by Eowyn Walker
Challenge is active  challenge sheet  instruction screenshot

Sheet seems to work just fine. If you aren't doing ALL of a certain area, just document on the bottom of the sheet where you are working. Like Linda Barnett.

I see the top ten list so I wonder, is this cumulative or just for this week? Based on some of those numbers, it can't be for the week. Also, would someone please explain the chart eg. what "Line" and "NR" mean?

19 Answers

+5 votes
I am in for Team Tennessee Volunteers.
by Living Barnett G2G6 Pilot (470k points)
+10 votes
I'll be working on France this week as a break from real life. Nothing like cleaning 811s to soothe one's mind (everything nice and tidy and in order!)
by Emma MacBeath G2G6 Pilot (984k points)
Go Emma, sending good vibes your way (hopefully!)
Merci beaucoup Isabelle! J'ai complété vingt-cinq profiles. C'est quelque chose. Shrugs  :-)
+8 votes
I will try to clean up some ancestors who appear on suggestions for relatives. I might not be able to find good sources on all of them, but can at least organize what is there.

A couple of them were born in the late 1600s, so might have to ask about projects.
by Kay Knight G2G6 Pilot (487k points)
+11 votes
I'll help out.
by Carolyn Martin G2G6 Pilot (237k points)
When I clicked on the link I got an error message "page not found."  ????
Use . The link from the G2G message is coming up as a 404 page not found message for me too.
+10 votes
I'll do some too.  I think I"ll work on my suggestion list to start, and go from there.
by Robin Shaules G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
+10 votes
I, too, will do some.  I'll tackle my usual hotspot of 19th c. Iowa and neighbors.
by Jim Angelo G2G6 Mach 5 (52.1k points)
+8 votes
I'm in. I'll work on Massachusetts profiles. (I'm easily distracted and should *really* be working on my own stuff, but...)
by Bobbie Hall G2G6 Pilot (259k points)
+7 votes
Have limited time these days, but will do what I can!
by Rakelle Teschner G2G6 Mach 4 (42.8k points)
+8 votes
I will get some done concentrating on Australia and UK
by Roger Davey G2G6 Mach 3 (30.3k points)
+7 votes
I'll do a few
by Joan Whitaker G2G6 Pilot (144k points)
+7 votes
I will try and do some Team Windsor Warriors
by Hilary Gadsby G2G6 Pilot (254k points)
+6 votes
Tomorrow is supposed to be a rainy day—so no gardening. That means I'll be available to chip away at those 811s in Wisconsin.
by Dana Johnson G2G6 Mach 3 (30.1k points)
+4 votes
Sounds like fun.  I'll work on Nevada and Utah.
by Jo Gill G2G6 Pilot (129k points)
+5 votes
I'll work on some Scottish ones :-)  I've been chipping away at the Scottish 131s when I've had time over the last few weeks, but they can be very time consuming so this'll be a pleasant change.
by Sheena Tait G2G6 Mach 8 (86.0k points)
+5 votes

I am happy to pitch in...not sure how much I will be able to do, but I need a small break from my will be happy to help

by Staci Golladay G2G6 Mach 3 (36.2k points)
+5 votes
Working with South African profiles

All SA Roots profiles  - Done and dusted

Moving on to COGH now
by Ronel Olivier G2G6 Mach 9 (92.3k points)
+4 votes
I expect to get a few done this week
by Emily Holmberg G2G6 Pilot (126k points)
+4 votes
I'll do a few of them. :)
by Kathleen Cobcroft G2G6 Mach 8 (87.8k points)
+4 votes
Starting off with the Orphans on the 811 list
by Patricia Roche G2G6 Pilot (598k points)

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