I'd love to join. I joined this project this month of February, and have done some data doctoring on issues with pages I created, or pages I took on because they were orphaned, and frankly, this is actually (no offense) far easier than being a sourcerer, which I'm also trying to be, but the doctoring is easier because the software for this project identifies conflicts--is magnificent--and provides amazing accounts to the route of the problem. And it makes these issues so easy to fix, if you know anything about the profile, the era, the town, the names of those who live in the town...
I just took over a profile that was essentially all GedCom uploaded and then orphaned, and none of the links work (this is something for sourcerers, I admit, and I need to work on this within the next week because that person left nothing), but I'm curious as to how the current software interacts with manual input versus things that are generally uploaded, and thus appear--at first--to be sourced, but once you click on a link you find you go nowhere, and those supposed sources are not sources, at least not here.
I have been on this site for but over a week, so I know that (at least now) I cannot technically become a Data Doctor, but I can certainly contribute even this month.
I just became the profile manager of a handful of orphaned pages, and many of those used Gedcom uploads that tell me absolutely nothing (see above) because the links lead nowhere. Some of these profiles had not been touched for years, and so, I'm wondering why this format which sees my errors (thank goodness!) does not see those errors? Where does the software of this kind start to see errors/discrepancies within a profile?
I'd love to work on this, and I shall. Even if I'm not officially allowed to for another three weeks. This is my compliment to you. I'm working on some of the profiles your program addresses, so it's no conflict, particularly because your application identifies exactly what needs to be done, and makes it easy to identify issues. This is far easier than being a sourcerer, and that has to do with ---I have no idea, for I do not understand computers, though I work on them to write.
I think you should accept me, but if I must wait another month, so be it. That said, I do have issues with the program: it does not care for differentiations of names, and I have relatives where spelling depended upon how one interpreted the spelling. Look at how we spell Shakespeare, and the very few incidences in which his name is recorded as being spelled: never did he spell the name in the same manner, and never did he spell it as we do at present...
Please, when the month is up, please let me into your project. And if you cannot, I shall still help.
Back to the software: it has identified 15 errors on profiles I created and/or took over, and is making it far easier for me to see how to ensure that vital information--that stuff that needs to be correct--is actually correct. But, I seem to be correcting the same thing again and again, and I think that has to do with my not following the guidelines given in the most appropriate manner. But I had 15 errors and now have 13, and I ask that nobody corrects the Murdock (Warren/Irving/Franklin) errors detected by the software because these are my great-grandparents and I have the family records, and also oversee some of the memorials on Find a Grave, and know the others who oversee the memorials of my direct family, so please let me correct this on my own.
But thank you for pointing out the errors, for I, like others, am working on creating and building (as well as taking in orphan) profiles. Et voila! I need to learn how to do accents within html.
May I join?