Challenge of the week: Correct simple errors in reference tags

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Hi WikiTreers,

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

This is an easy one to participate in, once you know how reference tags work, i.e.:

  1. A footnote needs to start with <ref> and end with </ref>.
  2. There needs to be a <references /> tag directly below the == Sources == headline for the footnotes to display.

Using these tags is naturally confusing for Newts. It's very frustrating for new members when a tag is missing or misplaced and they can't figure out why footnotes aren't appearing.

Once again, Aleš has come up with something incredibly helpful. He's prepared a report of profiles from around the tree where a reference tag appears to be misplaced. Click here for the list.

Can you help fix them?

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.

asked in The Tree House by Eowyn Langholf G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
reshown by Aleš Trtnik
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 still learning the HTML 'language' so will seek out some simpler data errors to work on.  This should help me with my learning curve.

23 Answers

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5am in the morning. Sneaky. All updated and I'm going to try and do some this week. LOL
answered by Steven Tibbetts G2G6 Pilot (179k points)
+7 votes
I can't sleep so I think I'll do a few.
answered by Ginger Lawton G2G4 (4.7k points)
+6 votes
I am in this week will work from the England - Surrey, Cheshire and Northumberland Counties lists
answered by Janet Wild G2G6 Mach 5 (50.1k points)
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I would love to participate, but when I click on a link on the referenced page(, I get a 404 error.

Am I missing something?

answered by Roy Lamberton G2G6 Mach 1 (14.3k points)
Try it from this page Roy:

And thank you for working on these!
I am having the same problem. Thank you!

Thank you for working on these Ginger smiley

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I'll work on some. Thank you Eowyn for posting so we can improve the health of our tree, and thank you Aleš for creating the report!
answered by Mindy Silva G2G6 Pilot (202k points)
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I''ll do a couple of the real easy ones (863).
answered by Joke van Veenendaal G2G6 Mach 1 (14.3k points)
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Dipping a toe in the DBE water... wink

answered by Ros Haywood G2G6 Pilot (519k points)
+3 votes
I will get to some of these.
answered by Debra Akin G2G Crew (750 points)
+3 votes
I'll fix some Perkins and Crawford errors this week.
answered by Traci Thiessen G2G6 Mach 4 (40.9k points)
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Thank you Eowyn for setting up this challenge.  I was getting bored with fixing these errors and you've given me a good reason to continue on.   Aleš gave us so much more to do with these new suggestions!

answered by Cindy Cooper G2G6 Mach 3 (35k points)
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I'm in for helping out.
answered by Amy Wiemer G2G6 Mach 1 (13.2k points)
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I will work on them. I've come to love working on the double, triple, quadruple <references /> tags!
answered by Louise Halpin G2G6 Mach 2 (27.8k points)
+2 votes
I'll work on these a bit this week.
answered by Jim Angelo G2G6 Mach 2 (21.2k points)
+2 votes
I'll do some of the 863 errors this week.
answered by Dennis Heltemes G2G1 (1.5k points)
+1 vote
Count me in, I have some time to spare.
answered by Steven Harris G2G6 Pilot (169k points)
+1 vote
I'll be doing some, working on Australian profiles.
answered by Margaret Haining G2G6 Mach 1 (13.3k points)
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I'm in. I will start on home turf in British Columbia.
answered by Peggy Watkins G2G5 (5k points)
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I'll try to do some - focusing on pre-1500. Thanks
answered by Gillian Thomas G2G6 Mach 8 (87.4k points)
+1 vote
I'll do some as I'm able this week.
answered by Deb Durham G2G6 Pilot (706k points)
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I'll do some this week.
answered by Beverly Benfer G2G6 (8.6k points)

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