Is it possible to search my personal watchlist for profiles with no categories on them?

+6 votes
Is it possible to search my personal watchlist for profiles with no categories on them? Or conversely find the profiles that have categories on my personal watchlist?
asked in WikiTree Help by Darren Kellett G2G6 Mach 9 (92.5k points)
retagged by Natalie Trott

1 Answer

+5 votes
Best answer
I'm thinking WikiTree+ to the rescue. Let me test it with my own WL.

I can get it to show my profiles I manage, then the final column shows which categories or templates are attached.

Go to any category page and open WikiTree+ Search. You will find the link in the upper right. When you open WT+, there is a list on the left side. Click on Managed By and type in your WikiID in the box. If you want the results to show in a new tab, click the box at the top of the page. Also, there is a pull down menu for the number of profiles to show per page..i'd get more than the default 10. Then click GET PROFILES.

The far right column shows you the information.

I <3 WT+, can you tell?
answered by Natalie Trott G2G6 Pilot (405k points)
selected by Darren Kellett
Hi Natalie,

Thanks for sharing this! Just want to clarify - this lists only those you manage and not every profile on your Watchlist, correct?
Yes. There may be a way to search the entire WL in WT+,but I'm not sure how to do it. Aleš Trtnik is the person to ask!
It is certainly a way to check the profiles that I manage. Thank you for this.
Yes, this will be handy - thanks again Natalie!
I don't have search by watchlist in wikitree+ for general search. Wy Watchlist, you can only search for suggestions.
Thanks, Aleš.

And Darren, if you have additional profiles on your Watchlist for which you'd like to view their categories (or the fact that there aren't any categories), but for which you don't manage (such as a group of related profiles for which you are on the TL), you can get a similar report of those such profiles from the WikiTree+ Search | Persons Tree option. If you use the most recent public profile of those related profiles as the report tree start point, the report will reach out and display profiles for the specified number of generations, including the categories/templates on those profiles.

Also, keep in mind that the data used by WikiTree+ is refreshed weekly, so recent updates made to profiles won't be reflected in the reports immediately.

Related questions

+8 votes
2 answers
200 views asked Aug 19, 2015 in WikiTree Tech by Kitty Linch G2G6 Mach 3 (39.8k points)
+7 votes
2 answers
170 views asked Feb 15, 2015 in WikiTree Tech by Ellen Smith G2G6 Pilot (892k points)
+4 votes
1 answer
+8 votes
1 answer
+4 votes
4 answers
71 views asked Jun 17, 2017 in WikiTree Tech by Zachary Smith G2G6 Mach 1 (17.1k points)

WikiTree  ~  About  ~  Help Help  ~  Search Person Search  ~  Surname:

disclaimer - terms - copyright