Pre-1500 Badge Holders Challenge

+17 votes

This is a "Get Ready" Notice for all the Pre-1500 badge holders.   Starting on Monday next week, we are going to have a friendly challenge to clean up our own watchlists of "EASY" fixes for Pre-1500 profiles.   This is the simple stuff, like 511 Unique names (spelling)723 Prefix in First Name802 Empty profile

The kinds of errors where a lot of them will just be marked false errors, or the simple adding of headings and an {{Unsourced}} template.   I will put out the list of error codes on Monday.   Let's see if we can make a dent in the "easy stuff".

in Requests for Project Volunteers by Robin Lee G2G6 Pilot (755k points)
Do we have to keep a tally? will this be on the Challenge Tracker?
No, challenge tracker, just a "group" challenge to clean up more Pre-1500.

I am going to ask that badge holders concentrate on their own watchlists first.

10 Answers

+11 votes
I will check my watch list in preparation for next weeks Pre-1500 challenge!
by David Selman G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
+5 votes
Grrrrr. We just cleaned up a lot of the older Ireland ones. I guess I'll have to look at some of the newer ones.
by Richard Devlin G2G6 Pilot (425k points)
Ha ha Richard - was wondering how to respond - Can only say I'm challenged every day, tidying pre-1500 Irish profiles.
+5 votes
I don't have any that fit that time period that I know of.   I did adopt a lot of profiles in May that I am slowly working on.  A number of them have no dats at all so it is possible some of those do fit the time period but I won't know until I start researching them.
by Laura Bozzay G2G6 Pilot (713k points)
+6 votes
How long will the challenge run?  I've adopted several hundred pre-742 profiles, so you know I will have as much to do as I can find time!
by Jack Day G2G6 Pilot (389k points)
Jack.....we can have a side discussion on those of you who adopted lots of profiles....
I also adopted many pre-1500 profiles particularly during the period before the pre-1500 badge and most of them have multiple issues/suggestions, but I think this is a great idea, and all we can ask is that people do what they can in the time given.

Maybe if there are people you don't have many profiles on their watchlist they can help others like Jack and myself.
Jack and John. Why don't you each send me 5 on your list and I will work on them
+4 votes
I’m on holidays for the next month so won’t be able to participate this time due to lack of internet access.
by Deborah Talbot G2G6 Mach 6 (63.1k points)
Thanks for letting us know!
+2 votes
Hi I don't have any on my watchlist, would be happy to help anyone else:)
by Jules Charman G2G5 (5.3k points)
+2 votes
I don't have any pre-1500 in my watchlist but would be more than happy to help out.

by Susan McNamee G2G6 Mach 6 (60.7k points)
+2 votes

Please note that I am in the midst of setting up an England sub-project on English Classical Music Composers (qv) in which I am deiberately creating many unconnected pre-1500 profiles of Medieval and Renaissance era composers (and those of later periods) based on information originating in the history of English music and the longterm goal of which is to connect them to the broader WT...but they will be generating error messages for now.

by Michael Bissell --Benefiel G2G6 (6.7k points)
No issue with the unconnected error....we are just looking at "style" type errors, or name/place errors
+2 votes
I'll do the very best I can.  Thanks!
by K. Anonymous G2G6 Pilot (137k points)
+2 votes
What a great idea Robin. I’m in.
by Mindy Silva G2G6 Pilot (920k points)

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