Suggestion 811 Uncleaned profile after merge

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Date: 7 Oct 2016
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Description of Warning - 811: Uncleaned profile after merge

This advanced-difficulty warning shows two profiles merged, but the content was not edited, reorganized, and combined after the merge. WikiTree profiles must contain only one Biography and one Sources section.

See also: merged, 811: Profile After Merge Biography Example

This is a common quality problem inside WikiTree and 2016 oct we had 206 047 profiles identified with this problem 2% of the profiles... see announcement in G2G

Content of info column: The current number of merged biographies needing to be combined in the new profile.


Suggestion 811 Uncleaned profile after merge
Play the Suggestion 811 Uncleaned profile after merge.

Possible Causes

  • Work has not been done after a merge or multiple merges

Action Steps

  1. Merged biographies are usually separated with a line. In edit mode you will see ----
  2. Correct the profiles so it is one profile.
  3. Often content of one profile is almost empty (only containing Biography and Sources headings with no information). These are easy to fix, since you only need to delete the empty copy of a biography.
  4. For all other merges, all Biography information should be under a single ==Biography== heading and all sources should be under a single == Sources ==heading with a <references />tag beneath the Sources heading.
  5. In order to clear the 811 suggestion, there can only be one Biography and one Sources Heading with one references tag. Multiple headings or tags will cause the suggestion to remain.
  6. When possible, combine other headings as well such as Name, Birth, Death, etc.
  7. Siblings, spouses, and children in a merge
    Check that any duplicate siblings and spouses are merged as every profile is merged independently. When two profiles are merged, their siblings, spouses, and children are not automatically merged at the same time. If they are duplicates they will need to be merged as well.

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Warning Status

For each Warning you can set status. You can set it as Corrected, Not corrected, False Warning, Proposed merge or just add a Comment.

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I tried my best to integrate the bio of Johannes Carl Friedrich Krotz (abt.1776-1836), but this error seems to persist, even though there are two main sections of bio (see the headings). So I ticked it as a false error (I read the previous comments - it seems that this is a false error and it has not been fixed as yet).
posted by Philip van der Walt
First edit today fixed the suggestion. It should be gone next week. You set False suggestion but you should set Corrected, since it was. Either way it will not show itself again.


posted by Aleš Trtnik

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