Challenge of the week: Improve orphaned profiles [closed]

+14 votes

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
in The Tree House by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
closed by Eowyn Walker

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. 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.

I know the tracker has been down but now the status button wont load

15 Answers

+5 votes  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.

by Steven Tibbetts G2G6 Pilot (262k points)
edited 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.
+5 votes
I'll do some of these this week.
by Jim Angelo G2G6 Mach 3 (37k points)
+5 votes
I will do some this week.
by Peggy Watkins G2G6 Mach 6 (61.9k points)
+5 votes
Glad to see what I can do.
by Janie Kimble G2G6 Mach 1 (19k points)
+5 votes
Will do what i can
by Jennifer Robins G2G6 Mach 4 (48.5k points)
+5 votes
I will do as many as I can.
by Ginger Lawton G2G6 Mach 1 (11.6k points)
+3 votes
I'll do some this week.
by Traci Thiessen G2G6 Pilot (119k points)
+3 votes

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

by Emily Holmberg G2G6 Mach 7 (74k points)
I didn’t think to add the part about adoption to my answer ... good one!
+5 votes
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  ✌️
by Martha Mcaulay G2G6 (8.3k 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”.  -  patriarch of this tribe

+2 votes
I’ll do some this week.  Already did a couple and adopted them before I knew about the challenge.
by Karen Wells G2G6 (8.7k points)
+3 votes
I've been working on these, but don't see my name listed in the Challenge Tracker...
by Azure Robinson G2G6 Pilot (140k 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.

+2 votes
I'll jump on board.
by Victoria English G2G6 Mach 3 (30.1k points)
+2 votes
I will work on some.
by Rosetta Link G2G6 Mach 1 (10k points)
+2 votes
I will try to do a few this weekend but as Grandson looks set to make an appearance might not get any done
by Janet Wild G2G6 Pilot (146k points)
+2 votes
I shall attempt some of these this week.
by Lorie Brown G2G2 (2.7k points)

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