Challenge of the week: Improve orphaned profiles [closed]

+15 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 Langholf G2G Astronaut (1.4m points)
closed by Eowyn Langholf
Challenge is active
I will do some
Is the stats link broken? I couldn't get it to update all morning, and now I can't even open it.

cryingYour DBE 579 Find A Grave - Missing birth location - is suggesting "USA/United States" for dates prior to 1776.  It's picking up and showing in Info on Status page.surprise Those who are new might not catch this and will generate more errors upon already listed errors.broken heart

It is not suggesting, it is just displaying what is entered on FindAGrave. Users should know this things from other WikiTree documentation.

Admins:  Can you please open profile so Data Doctors can correct please?  Thanks.

Suggestion List

Paula, done.

22 Answers

+9 votes
I'm in for the orphans.
by Robin Rainford G2G6 Mach 1 (11.2k points)
+8 votes
I am in will work from the England list
by Janet Wild G2G6 Mach 8 (83.7k points)
+9 votes
I am going to work on this.

I just adopted a bunch LOL
by MaryAnn Thomas G2G6 Mach 1 (19.8k points)
+8 votes

I will give this challenge a try laugh

by Sarah Mason G2G6 Mach 2 (27.3k points)
+8 votes
I'll work on some the orphans this month.
by Jim Angelo G2G6 Mach 2 (28.3k points)
+6 votes
I'll do some this week.
by Traci Thiessen G2G6 Mach 7 (79.7k points)
+6 votes
For the past couple of hours I have been participating in this challenge choosing orphans directly from the table. Yet my name is NOT appearing in the Challenge tracker as usual ... even though that list has grown with other names. Can this please be check out ? Thanks
by Nikki Gauthier G2G6 Mach 6 (65.1k points)
I had a time slot open to work on orphaned profiles but the tracker has been down for the past 2 hours, so I will move on to something else.
+7 votes
I'll try some.
by Kathy Schleicher G2G3 (4k points)
+7 votes
Count me in! Now if I can just keep from adopting them all. LOL
by Valerie Downey G2G5 (5.7k points)
If you adopt it, you don't get credit for fixing it! (learned that one the hard way several times!
Thanks for letting me know, Rebecca! Hopefully knowing that will help me practice a little self-restraint. hopefully...... :)
+7 votes
I'm playing!
by Rebecca Peterson G2G6 Mach 1 (11.9k points)
+6 votes
I will do a few also.  

The only ones I adopt unless I am very sure they are my line are the ones that we can only correct them by adopting them first.
by Paula Franklin G2G6 Mach 1 (16.9k points)
+6 votes
Will again do the South African ones
by Ronel Olivier G2G6 Mach 5 (54.9k points)
+5 votes
Please clarify what you want done with the orphaned profiles....someone said if you adopt, you don't get a point...and I don't really care about the points....I don't really want to adopt at this time, but if I source it, that helps the tree....correct?? Is that what's expected??
by Pam Smith G2G6 (9.9k points)
Yes, that is correct. You do not have to adopt them.

Source them, fix dates, ...what ever you can do to improve the global tree.
if the dates are current dates, born less than 150 years, the profile will lock with no PM, so watch for that.
+5 votes
I would like to participate. Are they separated out by country? I can work on sourcing Swedish orphaned profiles.
by Missy Berryann G2G6 Mach 1 (11.1k points)
My work is not being counted. Is it because I am not listed in the challengers yet?
+4 votes
I'll attempt to get some done.
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (619k points)
+3 votes
Count me in
+3 votes
I'm in but you may see me on here twice. I went to edit and now I can't find my answer. Maybe I need more coffee?
+3 votes
I’m in for a few.
by Ginger Lawton G2G6 (9.4k points)
+4 votes
I should be able to get to a few. Thanks.
by Robin Shaules G2G6 Pilot (371k points)
+3 votes

In the Swedish unsourced profiles list, I am not seeing any of the usual buttons that allow me to change the status of errors. I only just realized that I have been working on sourcing and improving Swedish orphans for this Thon and I have been unable to mark them completed. How do I get to the report that includes the right column for setting the status of the error? Please check out the Unsourced Swedish list, for instance:

Thank you for your help! smiley


by Missy Berryann G2G6 Mach 1 (11.1k points)

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