Are the 1776 stickers working?

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I read through the 1776 Project page and I see the notes regarding adding stickers:

To assign an ancestor to the 1776 Project, You MUST use the {{1776 Project|category=xxx}} format

I chose an appropriate sticker from the list:

{{1776 Project|category=Patriotic Service, Virginia, American Revolution}}

and added it to my veteran ancestor Joseph Mullins.

But, on his profile, it just says "Joseph Mullins participated in the American Revolution."  It says nothing of Virginia and no categories were added to the profile.  I though that categories, Patriotic Service, Virginia, and American Revolution would be added...?

in WikiTree Tech by SJ Baty G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)

I went to the page 

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:1776

and edited out all of the "project" so that it now reads only {{1776 | category... }}

looks like it was a typo on the page

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I don't believe that the sticker uses the word Project. The ones I looked at in the "category" seem to all use {{1776|category=xxx}} syntax.
by Doug McCallum G2G6 Pilot (424k points)
selected by Richard Devlin

Yup Doug, that fixed it - I removed "project" and now it looks like the other profiles I've seen.

So, it looks like this is a typo on this page:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:1776

Here is a direct copy and paste:

To assign an ancestor to the 1776 Project, You MUST use the {{1776 Project|category=xxx}} format, such as:

EXAMPLES

{{1776 Project|category=Virginia, American Revolution}} 
{{1776 Project|category=Virginia Militia, American Revolution}}
{{1776 Project|category=Lincoln County Militia, Virginia Militia, American Revolution}}
Try to find the lowest possible category

{{1776 Project|category=Virginia Line, American Revolution}} For Those serving in the Virginia Line of the Continental Army
{{1776 Project|category=1st Virginia Regiment (1777), Continental Army, American Revolution}} For Those serving in the 1st Regt. of the Virginia Line of the Continental Army
Try to find the lowest possible category

I went to the page and edited out all of the "project" so that it now reads only {{1776 | category... }}

looks like it was a typo on the page
Thanks for the Star, Richard.

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