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!

PS If you want to chat or coordinate what you are working on with others, in addition to this G2G post there is a handy spreadsheet courtesy of Steven Tibbetts. 

Real-time tracking results: See your stats 
alongside other participants here.

in The Tree House by Eowyn Langholf G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
reshown by Aleš Trtnik
Challenge is active.

There are 776 5stars Orphan profiles

How many can we improve?

Pat, this is a link to suggestions on 5stars orphans.

http://wikitree.sdms.si/default.htm?report=err6&Query=5stars+Orphan&MaxErrors=2000

12 Answers

+4 votes
Please count me in for a few. Thanks.
by Robin Shaules G2G6 Pilot (606k points)
+4 votes
Thanks! I’ll do a few.
by Gillian Thomas G2G6 Pilot (119k points)
+4 votes
I’m going to be away for most of the week, but I’ll try a few tomorrow.
by Richard Rosenberger G2G6 (6.8k points)
+4 votes
I'll get a few done!
by Rhonda Zimmerman G2G6 Pilot (132k points)
I have done a couple of orphaned profiles (built bio's, added sources and missing dates and places) but how in the heck do I find the status to update them?  All the ones I tried to do through DD_Challenge_Orphaned_Profiles were all private profiles and not able to be edited.  Maybe I should just stick to the other things I know how to do.
+4 votes
I can work on a few.
by D Armistead G2G6 (7k points)
+3 votes
Count me in this week.
by Colleen Flannery G2G6 (7.4k points)
+5 votes
While I would never participate in a data doctors challenge, I would like it if the state and regional lists could be broken out by orphans. Just saying.
by J. Crook G2G6 Pilot (180k points)
+2 votes
I'll work on some.
by Paige Kolze G2G1 (1.8k points)
+2 votes
I can do some xxx
by Karen Butler G2G6 Mach 8 (83k points)
+2 votes

Thanks for the link, Aleš.

Now I can work on two things at once.

by Pat Credit G2G6 Mach 7 (72.7k points)
+2 votes
I will work on some
by Janet Wild G2G6 Pilot (118k points)
0 votes
I can help with a few.

But I am perplexed by profiles with a comment that USA/United States was removed from locations that were prior to 1776. However, that incorrect location was still there - or was replaced again.
by Beverly Benfer G2G6 Mach 1 (14.1k points)

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