Why do I get an odd error when attempting to DOWNload a GEDCOM?

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After 3-4 successful GEDCOM downloads my next attempt resulted in an error that indicated my watchlist was too large, over 10,000.

I checked my watchlist. It's exactly 431 names.

What is going on with this?
in WikiTree Tech by Glenn Dixon G2G4 (4.1k points)
retagged by Jamie Nelson
Y'll might want to retag your post for Wiki Tech
Glenn, what is the size of the Gedcom? How many profiles in it? If it's too large you'll get a similar message. See Help:Gedcoms

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Glenn, are you trying to download a gedcom from WikiTree to your computer that has all the profiles in your watchlist on it or are you trying to upload a gedcom to add the information to WikiTree?

If you are trying to upload a gedcom, it may be too large - WikiTree has a limit on size of gedcom uploads and you would have to split your gedcom into 2 or more smaller ones in order to do it.

Your watchlist has nothing to do with gedcom uploads - it is only the number of profiles in the gedcom that has the limit.

by Gaile Connolly G2G6 Pilot (839k points)

I have now corrected my question title. Yes, DOWNload. frown

I have successfully downloaded the descendants of my oldest known (proven) ancestor (5281 individuals). I also downloaded the descendants of one of his sisters. It is on the second sister that I got the error. Is it telling me that this download has too many profiles? If so, why does it refer to my watchlist?

What is the WikiTree-ID of the sister that you were getting the error on?

The problem ID is Dixon-353 - Rose Dixon. I just re-ran the download for her sister, Dinah (Dixon-344) - it went into the queue, as expected. But when I try to download Rose I get the error message about my watchlist being over 10,000. I *think* it is telling me that the list of Rose's descendants is over 10,000, but the error message is simply incorrect. That is my best guess at this point...

I went to Rose's profile and selected the 'Family List' option under Genealogy Research under Family Tree and Tools:

Family List

It shows over 12,000 individuals, which is over the 10,000 limit. Unfortunately, this entire section of the site keeps using the term 'watchlist' even though GEDCOM downloads have nothing to do with watchlists. That's the part that keeps it confusing.

I checked the code and it gives that message no matter why the gedcom is too large. I'll add it to the bugs list.

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