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Data Error 811: Uncleaned profile after merge

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

When two profiles have been merged, the biography of the merged-away profile is added at the end of the the text of the merged-into profile. So after a merge, you need to edit the new profile's biography and merge the information from both profiles to have only one Biography and one Sources section.

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.

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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Error Status

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Full description is available on Status Help Page.

Questions and Discussions on this Error

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On 1 Oct 2018 at 17:47 GMT Sissy (Bellow) Gerbig wrote:

I can not read what it says so I can't fix the problem. Don't understand how to fix it.

On 2 Jan 2018 at 07:41 GMT Geoff Masters wrote:

I have added a short Bio to Maria's profile.

You can't expect to have a bio after a merge when there is none there to start with .

Cheers Geoff

On 18 Nov 2017 at 00:55 GMT Debbie Mulholland wrote:

ill have to check it out on my end

On 10 Nov 2017 at 17:24 GMT Tracey (Aiken) Hall wrote:

I need help as can not get rid of this error. From what I have done it seems right.

On 6 Nov 2017 at 23:33 GMT Jeannette (Martin) Saladino wrote:

I totally agree with everyone here! I merged my grandson's new page into the page I had previously set up for him. The merge was very simple (no bio, etc.) just his birth date and other (private) info. as he is just a teenager and his profile is private to others except myself and him! I have never come across this error in all the merges done in the past. Also, the instructions here on WikiTree are always not helpful at all; I usually wing it and it comes out OK. Not this time.

On 8 Jan 2017 at 22:40 GMT Corinne (Calvert) Ferguson wrote:

811 Uncleaned profile after merge. Ferguson-4408

This is a false error.

On 24 Dec 2016 at 14:00 GMT Elaine (Salvador) Hooper wrote:

I have errors but am not sure of how to 'clean' or fix them

On 18 Dec 2016 at 22:42 GMT Paul Keogh wrote:

Like everyone else, unclean profile after merge on my own profile (keogh198) I cannot see a problem after all I washed last night .

On 18 Dec 2016 at 01:31 GMT Martha (Beaugh) Leger wrote:

sorry but I cannot find what you want me to correct. demonstrate what you want corrected or someone who understands what to do can do it . I see no duplicates. so unless you can explain more clearly what I should change then I cannot proceed to correct .


On 6 Dec 2016 at 20:40 GMT Aleš Trtnik wrote:

Laurie and Devorah, You should ask this question in G2G and you should write also the profile, so people can help you. I really don't know what else to write in addition to what is written on the left side.

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