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Data Error 802: Empty profile

Privacy Level: Public (Green)
Date: 7 Oct 2016
Location: Worldwidemap
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Description of Error - 802: Empty profile

This error shows empty profiles (biographies). Since every profile in WikiTree should have sources, this profile need some research and documentation. See also G2G.

Content of info column: Empty

Possible Causes

  • No work has been done on the biography

Action Steps

  • Add headings and sources to the profile.
  • If no sources are available, add headings, and mark it unsourced using the {{unsourced}} template above the biography heading.

Error Status

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If there are related errors for the profile, you will also see them on status page.

Full description is available on Status Help Page.

Questions and Discussions on this Error

You can read what other people have asked here db_error_802.

You can also share your best practices, experiences, problems about this Error by posting a questions in G2G. If you create a new G2G discussion for this Error add tag data_doctors and db_error_802.

Technical Stuff


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On 10 May 2017 at 19:37 GMT Kristen (Cardieri) Starkey wrote:

The problem with this error is that WikiTree automatically generates these empty profiles when adding a sibling to an existing profile. Most of these errors would be reduced if these profiles were not automatically generated. Just because I know who the siblings are does not mean I know the parents.

On 29 Jan 2017 at 06:44 GMT Orinda (Hamon) Spence wrote:

There is an error report for unknown father. Actually, I don't know who the unknown father is to be the father of. That file will need to remain an empty one unless it can be deleted.

On 8 Jan 2017 at 04:57 GMT Corinne (Calvert) Ferguson wrote:

Error code 802 of Empty profile Horton-59 has either been fixed in the past or is a false error message. I adopted this orphaned profile in June of 2016. There are some children that are managed by Michele West that have not yet been given a biography. If you want to label me with this error than put my name on it. Thank you. Corinne Calvert-862

On 9 Dec 2016 at 00:25 GMT Julie Ann Neely wrote:

This notification was included on my error report but I'm not sure why. The link shows Krans-40 and the full name is my grandfather, Evan Krans. The entry takes me to an empty page with Ales Trtnik and Magnus Salgo shown as profile manager. Not sure what to do next. Any thoughts? Thanks

On 4 Nov 2016 at 19:23 GMT K. Bloom wrote:

Wikitree creates a father record so that I can add a known sibling. Now these records are showing up as errors because they are empty profiles. I don't have any data on the father and I'm not going to add anything just to get rid of a false error.