It's Embarassing to see the Data Doctors fixing my profiles

+58 votes
I just wanted to say thank you!

I am very busy trying to find dates for birth and death on my adopted profiles that are lacking them. Plus trying to find parents for the Ancestor Challenge that are missing them.

Thank you so much for fixing my profiles.

in The Tree House by Taylor Worthington Gilchrist G2G6 Mach 8 (89.0k points)
Thanks for thanking us!  I know a bunch of us really appreciate a public vote of thanks.

Don't be embarrassed.  We all get ridiculously busy.

8 Answers

+40 votes
Best answer
Hey, they are thanking us! Don't block the compliment, accept it. :D

You are very welcome. This is a community after all where we try to help each other.

But did you know that if you go to "My WikiTree" in the upper right corner of your profile and scroll down to suggestions in the dropdown it will show you all the profiles that a data doctor might visit and why. Keeping this list clean is your "Data Apple". lol
by Steven Tibbetts G2G6 Pilot (404k points)
selected by Stephanie Ward
You are all so wonderful and hard working you deserve the compliment.

I will try and remember to print my suggestion list off!

You don't have to print it, just run it and it will show all the profiles that need work, what type of work, and a link to go directly there.
I wasn't aware of using the "suggestion" to find errors so thank you Steven so much for posting this detailed explanation!
Yes, it used to be called "Errors" but since some of the errors weren't errors, they changed the name to "suggestions"
+23 votes
You can help the doctors simply by setting the dot for "about/uncertain but not living anymore" at the profiles that logically have to be dead, say where relatives show that the person lived early enough to be dead for sure.
by Jelena Eckst├Ądt G2G Astronaut (1.4m points)
+24 votes
I think it is a wonderful thing to be thanked for something that we love to do.

ALSO, everyone misses a source or two now and then. Keep up the great work!
by Cheryl Hess G2G Astronaut (1.8m points)
What a lovely sentiment, Cheryl (the name of my grade school best friend).  So hope we'll be WikiTree friends, too!
Teresa, what a lovely thought. I hope so too!
+17 votes
Team work,makes the dream work.
by James Collins G2G6 Mach 5 (59.7k points)
+16 votes
I kind of feel like that, too, but remember - that's the beautiful of a collaborative effort. Someone else catches our mistakes, we might help catch someone else's mistakes. In the end, it all makes for for more accurate genealogy so we all benefit. :)
by E Childs G2G6 Pilot (128k points)
# Pay it forward. : D
+4 votes
What a lovely post to start my day. Thank you, Taylor.  All Data doctors are trying to do is help. So the kudos is greatly appreciated.
by Raewyn Vincent G2G6 Mach 7 (76.3k points)
+3 votes
You are certainly welcome -

during some of our "a-thons" we're trying to fill in a lot of blanks and usually need to go back and fix things during the following weeks. All I ask is that people don't radically change the layouts on my profiles, and not just drag and drop sources from other sites without cleaning up the URLs

by Roy Lamberton G2G6 Mach 7 (77.1k points)
Well, there go the 25 sources I had for that profile you are stuck on. LOL

But seriously, I know exactly what you mean. I tend to use bulleted sourcing with citation and let the bio writer or PM use the info however they wish.
+3 votes
It is so nice to receive a response like yours! It helps to "wipe away" a negative response such as this to "Respectfully Submitted" changes:

"There is nothing respectful about what you are doing. You are a nuisance and I am starting proceedings to turn you into Wikitree as such...How sad that you do not respect other people's right to set up their tree as they see fit."

Some people aren't worth a reply! But your comment sure is! Thank you again.
by Ron Floyd G2G6 Mach 5 (51.4k points)

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