Challenge of the week: Improve orphaned profiles [closed]

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Hi WikiTreers,

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

Once again, Aleš has come up with something to help us work together on a category of profiles that need our help. This time it's "orphans," i.e. profiles without Profile Managers.

Here is the list of orphaned profiles that could use some TLC.

Will you join us?

Every time you record a status update it will earn you a point. The member with the most points at 11:59pm EDT on Sunday night will get the Winner badge this week 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

closed with the note: Challenge is finished
asked in The Tree House by Eowyn Langholf G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
closed by Eowyn Langholf
Challenge is active.
I will do some

https://tinyurl.com/weekchallenge  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.

https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/631771/data-doctor-challenge-guide 

Challenge Tracker

I will do some easy ones.

So, for the past half hour, I have not been able to update status for profiles I have edited, the 'Status' page is not loading ? Anyone else having this problem ? I have been working all afternoon and evening  on profiles in 585, I have this issue on my desk top and my laptop.  I receive this error message: 

This site can’t be reached

wikitree.sdms.si took too long to respond.

Try:

ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT

I adopted over 1,000 between September and October, and don't dare adopt anymore until I get these done.
Im doing 723 long process finding sources to be certain just come across one that is completly messy wrong birth surname  along with siblings so have to fix with sources before I can move on.
Having same issue again tonight, as I did last night, with 'Status' page not loading, I am working on profiles in 585, same as yesterday. I have continued to edit profiles, making note of them so  when 'Status' page decides to appear, I can go back and update 'Status' for profiles I have edited, did this  from last nights profiles this afternoon, when 'Staus' page co-operated for a short time.  Hope I can still get credit for all my work this evening.
Its all good now

22 Answers

+6 votes
Ok I’m in, will do Unique spelling profiles
answered by Marion Poole G2G6 Pilot (341k points)
edited by Marion Poole
+7 votes
I will help
answered by Sandie Schwarz G2G6 Mach 1 (12.5k points)
+6 votes
Starting with - 721 Separators in First Name
answered by Esmé van der Westhuizen G2G6 Mach 8 (83.6k points)
+7 votes
I'll help - working on 802.
answered by Brenda Duncan G2G2 (2.3k points)
edited by Brenda Duncan
+7 votes
I'll have a go :) Marjorie
answered by Marjorie Gibbon G2G2 (2.9k points)
+5 votes
I will do a bit.
answered by Thomas Fuller G2G6 Mach 4 (41.6k points)
+5 votes
I'll work on some.
answered by Nan Lambert G2G6 Pilot (215k points)
+6 votes
It's 30 degrees today, so it's good day to stay indoors and help orphans find themselves.
answered by Jo Gill G2G6 Mach 6 (67.8k points)
+5 votes
I'll do some too.
answered by Traci Thiessen G2G6 Mach 5 (52.8k points)
+6 votes
I am going to tidy up some
answered by Hilary Gadsby G2G6 Mach 4 (47.6k points)
+6 votes
I'll tag along again this week.
answered by Patricia Ferdig G2G6 Mach 2 (20.6k points)
+6 votes
I will do  few profiles this week
answered by Janet Wild G2G6 Mach 6 (62.2k points)
+6 votes
I'll do some.
answered by Margaret Haining G2G6 Mach 1 (16.7k points)
+3 votes
Hi

I'll contribute what I can with this one.
answered by Gillian Thomas G2G6 Mach 9 (96.7k points)
+6 votes
Yes, I'll participate in this week's challenge.  Thank you.
answered by Paula Reinke G2G6 Mach 4 (43.6k points)
+6 votes
I, too, will join in the challenge.
answered by Jim Angelo G2G6 Mach 2 (23.4k points)
+4 votes
I'm in for some.
answered by Lisa Linn G2G6 Mach 2 (26.5k points)
+4 votes
I'll do a few!
answered by Tara Wildes G2G4 (4.7k points)
+6 votes
Great job everyone!  I'm currently working on 603 USA too early in birth location.  (corrected and showing status as removed USA/United States too early)  Only 10,000 more to go!  lol  

Keep up the great work!
answered by Paula Reinke G2G6 Mach 4 (43.6k points)

For the past hour, I have not been able to update status for profiles I have edited, the 'Status' page is not loading ? Anyone else having this problem ? I have been working on profiles in 585, I have this issue on my desk top and my laptop.  I receive this error message: 

This site can’t be reached

wikitree.sdms.si took too long to respond.

Yes, I've experienced the same problem a number of times.  The only thing that I can think of, that it could be is that after so many clicks and closings, the program needs to catch up.  When it happens to me, and it's happened a couple of times today, I close out the browser, refresh, then come back after a few minutes.  By then it's hopefully had time to catch up.  Or another thing you may try is to clear your cache, and/or cookies.  I hope that helps.  Good luck and thank you for your time editing profiles.

P.S.  I'm on a desktop working on orphaned profiles that need to be corrected and removed USA/United States in birth location - too early (prior to 1776)
Sometimes that happens while bouncing back and forth between Slovenia (wikitree+) and the US (WikiTree). It can also be complicated by the bot being run, spotty connections, and sometimes the server just decides to take a break until Aleš digs out the cattle prod and gets it moving again. :D
Thank you Paula, I just now checked in to start my day's /evening work on the present challenge, and it looks like Status is now functioning again, lol.
Thank you Steve ! I did not realize there was a Slovenia ? WikiTree ? I like your reference to 'cattle prod' lol
+1 vote
Evidently when I said I'm in yesterday it didn't post. I'm in!
answered by Lisa Linn G2G6 Mach 2 (26.5k points)

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