Challenge of the Week: Clean up names [closed]

+10 votes

Hi WikiTreers,

Will you join our Data Doctors Challenge this week?      

Aleš's "WikiTree+" data analysis has uncovered thousands of profiles with special characters or words in name fields that probably don't belong there. There are parentheses that need to be removed, suffixes that need to be moved to the Suffix field, and much more.

Here is the table of likely problems and issues.

Although the changes might be simple and fast, a thoughtful genealogist like you needs to investigate and make the decision.

After you investigate something, set the status [more info]. 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, and it will help us avoid stepping on each others' toes. Also post here 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_Names_V
closed with the note: Challenge is finished
in The Tree House by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (2.6m points)
closed by Eowyn Walker
Challenge is active.  spreadsheet link 

All updated and ready to go. Below is a link on the G2G post explaining how to do Data Doctor Challenges with screenshots. 

Challenge Tracker

I'm in - I've been swamped with work, but this is one I can help on...
Working on the weekly challenge is good. Letting us know what you are working on is awesome. Either in your answer or on the spreadsheet, either way works so we don't all do the same ones.
playing along

13 Answers

+6 votes
I’m not a Data Doc, but I’ve cleaned up a few in my own. I’d like to continue to help. But, please God, don’t ask me to use the Tracker!
by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.8m points)
Oh, thank God, I see that I don’t have to use it. I’m on it. Thanks!

If you checked the data doctor challenge guide you would see that updating the status is what the tracker uses. You already have 32 in the tracker. cheeky

Thanks, Steve. I’m a slow learner.
LOL Pip!
+7 votes
I'd be happy to do what I can.
by K. Anonymous G2G6 Pilot (148k points)
+6 votes
I'll try it.
by Robin Rainford G2G6 Mach 1 (15.5k points)
+6 votes
I'll get a few done this week.
by Emily Holmberg G2G6 Pilot (160k points)
+7 votes
I'll try to get to a few.
by Robin Shaules G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
+7 votes
I'll do some.
by Marcie Ruiz G2G6 Mach 6 (62.4k points)
+7 votes
I'll have a go.
by Kathleen Cobcroft G2G6 Pilot (106k points)
+7 votes
Will try and do some
by Hilary Gadsby G2G6 Pilot (324k points)
+6 votes
Okey dokey.
by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (856k points)
+7 votes
I'll work on some.  Getting burned out doing merges.
by Carolyn Martin G2G6 Pilot (289k points)
+4 votes
I'm in! :)
by E Childs G2G6 Pilot (135k points)
+3 votes
I would like to join this challenge!
by Jo-Anne Zeron-Benes G2G6 Mach 1 (12.0k points)
Corrected 104 !
+3 votes
My neck hurts, my eyes are bleary, and Esme has over 500 points. No badge for Pip!
by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.8m points)

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