Challenge of the week: Improve orphaned profiles

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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.

asked in The Tree House by Eowyn Langholf G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
reshown by Aleš Trtnik

Challenge is active

Note: Next two weeks there will be no challenge due to Clean-A-Thon.

Is the tracker down again

FYI: Unable to update status.  Challenge Tracker isn't loading.

the 2 servers are on different continents. It could just be bogged down. Either trying later will fix it or Ales will have to reset it. (sorry no swoosh over the S dude but every time I try now, it closes the window.)

Nice job on the YouTube play button on the suggestions.  Looks really nice and very helpful.smiley  

Referring to - 863 Missing <references /> tag. 

863 Missing <references /> tag.

I've set status on 10, with 6 proposed merges.  I don't know whether I missed something to be tracked.

Is it just me or is the Challenge Tracker not loading. Here is what I'm seeing today when I save a biography:

Saturday Sourcing Sprint (19 apr.-21 apr.) Scores
Connectors Challenge (16 apr.-16 maj) Scores
challenge tracker has been coming up for me only when I added a source following a merge (in the orphaned and duplicate marriage categories.  It give me only the connectors, integrators, and sourcerers, so I've picked the latter.
Those trackers are for the other challenges. For Data Doctor challenge you must set the suggestion status.

https://prnt.sc/jxgiyd if you view this screenshot, clicking and filling out the status IS the challenge tracker for Data Doctors Challenges.

Pretty sure the tracker is down again

Status button isn't working on my end. Just curious if anyone else is having issues this morning?  Thanks.

Yes, tracker not working for me.

I finally got back at the computer and it is working again.

14 Answers

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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.

G2G Challenge Guide 

Space page challenge guide

Challenge Tracker

I would suggest going to your profile and in the drop-down under your Wiki-ID run "Orphaned Family" to find YOUR family that you might want to adopt. (sorry if that was confusing) If they are in yellow they "may" be able to be adopted. Remember, you don't have to adopt every single one.

answered by Steven Tibbetts G2G6 Pilot (191k points)
edited ago by Steven Tibbetts
Ohhhh. Gotcha!
I'm sorry this is confusing.  Are you saying that those of us who have the "Orphaned Family" disabled will not be tracked under the challenge of the week?  Up to now, this hasn't bothered me, as I generally run into the orphans of interest, although without knowing they may be duplicates.  Anyway, it sometimes happens that adoption of a profile, if it not a duplicate, and sourcing it, leads to it being put under PPP without us necessarily remaining as a PM, or, as under the coming cleanup, a project box being put on without us knowing what linkage is expected to stay clear of Suggestions.
No. It is a fast way to check if any of your Ancestors have been orphaned so you can adopt them. That way you can be PM of your own family members if they had gotten orphaned by someone. The "Orphaned Family" option has nothing to do with the challenge itself.
Thanks for pointing out this feature Steven. I adopted 20+ orphaned profiles this week that are genetically linked to me. Happy to be able to give them some TLC.
Just glad I could help.
+4 votes
I'll do some of these this week.
answered by Jim Angelo G2G6 Mach 2 (22.7k points)
+4 votes
I will do some this week.
answered by Peggy Watkins G2G6 (6.1k points)
+4 votes
Glad to see what I can do.
answered by Janie Kimble G2G6 Mach 1 (12.2k points)
+4 votes
Will do what i can
answered ago by Jennifer Robins G2G6 (9.6k points)
+4 votes
I will do as many as I can.
answered ago by Ginger Lawton G2G6 (6.1k points)
+2 votes
I'll do some this week.
answered ago by Traci Thiessen G2G6 Mach 4 (47.2k points)
+2 votes

I will see if I can do some of these this week - without adopting them! smiley

answered ago by Emily Holmberg G2G6 Mach 3 (32.8k points)
I didn’t think to add the part about adoption to my answer ... good one!
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I was so excited to see the orphans challenge ... I like working on orphans, especially after receiving certain types of comments or the dreaded nasty-gram about work I’ve done in good faith. So here I go ... I hope everyone has a great time with these  ✌️
answered ago by Martha Mcaulay G2G3 (3.1k points)

Started on the 131-no dates list - Grrr ... 3 generations with no dates & no locations ... thank you for this particular GEDCOM upload my “friend”.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Louw-137  -  patriarch of this tribe

+1 vote
I’ll do some this week.  Already did a couple and adopted them before I knew about the challenge.
answered ago by Karen Wells G2G3 (3.7k points)
+2 votes
I've been working on these, but don't see my name listed in the Challenge Tracker...
answered ago by Azure Robinson G2G6 Mach 2 (23.2k points)
I don't think the tracker is working today. My numbers have not changed all day.

Tracker still not working and unable to update status.

0 votes
I'll jump on board.
answered ago by Victoria English G2G6 Mach 2 (23.3k points)
0 votes
I will work on some.
answered ago by Rosetta Link G2G4 (4.3k points)
0 votes
I will try to do a few this weekend but as Grandson looks set to make an appearance might not get any done
answered ago by Janet Wild G2G6 Mach 5 (53.6k points)

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