Suggestion Status Page

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The Suggestions Status Page is part of the tracking system through WikiTree+ for the WikiTree database. These are helpful for all the reports involved and the entire process:

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Related Page: Suggestions Reports and Status Page

Suggestion Status Page

Status Page Updates

Once you have worked on a suggestion and made corrections in the profile, click on the Status button in the Suggestion Report to update that profile's suggestion.

Status Page Key

Key Descriptions and Steps:

A. Your WikiTreeID - enter your own WikiTree ID, e.g. Franklin-1. It is remembered, so you have to enter it only once.

B. Select a Status to record what you did on the profile.

  • The default status is Comment (no change in Status)

There are five possible actions to choose from:

  • Comment (no change in Status) - You did not make any corrections and want to leave a comment without changing the status, such as the profile is not open, left a message for the PM, etc.
  • Not Corrected - choosing this is intended only to reverse a False Suggestion.
An incorrect False Suggestion can happen when this status is marked by:
  • someone not understanding the suggestion,
  • someone not wanting to correct the suggestions at all,
  • simple mistake (like typo), and
  • in case of multiple suggestions on the profile where False Suggestion is set for one suggestion, clicking all checkboxes [for other suggestions] will also mark the other suggestions as false.
Note: Choosing Not Corrected also reverses Corrected and Merge Proposed immediately so you don't need to wait a week [for corrections made in error] or a month [when merges have been proposed or completed] for the suggestion to reappear if you made a mistake.
  • Corrected (hide until next recheck) - You corrected this suggestion. If the suggestion was not corrected properly, it will appear on the suggestion report the following week.
  • False suggestion (hide forever) - You determined the profile information entered is correct and the suggestion is incorrect, a "false suggestion". For instance, an unusual name may appear on the Suggestion 717 Unique Name (Spelling) list that is actually the correct spelling. Do not use this option unless you are absolutely sure that the profile information is correct with approved sources verifying the information.
  • Proposed merge (hide for 30 days) - You proposed a merge or there is a pending merge as the result of reviewing this suggestion. The suggestion will be hidden for 30 days to allow the proposed merge to complete.

C. Comment Hints

On the right-hand side, there are "comments hints". These "comment hint picks" change for each suggestion.
The hints are automatically created based on the most frequently used comments in the past. You may choose one of these or make your own. Please use appropriate comments only.
Note that the Comment Hints are given to complete the action in the Leave a Comment field.

D. Leave a Comment

By selecting one of the Comment Hints the Comment is entered into the comment field which can be left as entered, edited or added to. You may also write your own comment.

E. "Update Status"

  • If there are other suggestions for the profile, you will also see Optionally, also update the status for related suggestions: section. If they are corrected by your work on the profile, checking the boxes will update those profile suggestions also.

Click the "Update Status" button to save your work.

Once the Status is saved, you will see the Status History recording the work completed and status update.

Why Set the Status?

It is important to set the suggestion status for two reasons:

  1. The status determines how the suggestion is handled in the future by the tracking system.
  2. The status must be set to get credit for your work during a challenge.

At the top of the Suggestion Status Page, the selected suggestion section shows all instances of the suggestion for the WikiTree ID of the profile.

If you do not correct all of these suggestions:

  • Select Not Corrected when you update the Status.
  • Leave an appropriate comment. Doing this will let others, looking at the suggestion, know that work still needs to be done.

At the bottom of the Suggestion Status page, the Related Suggestions section shows other suggestions for the profile.

If you can correct some of these related suggestions

  1. Update the current suggestion in the profile and on the Suggestion Status Page.
  2. Select the Status box to the far right of one of the Related Suggestions if not already worked on.
  3. work on correcting that suggestion as needed.

Once an Suggestion Status is Set

  • The only place you will see the status of a suggestion is when you click on the status button again from a Suggestion List. The status will not show up in the Suggestion List unless the suggestion was not edited correctly. Then, the following week the suggestion, remaining on the Suggestion List, will also show the status previously set.
  • If you are working from your own personal Suggestion List, once you correct the error and mark the status, the error will completely disappear from your list (unless you did not edit it correctly and it shows up again next week).

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Last name spelling is correct as per documents on file. Annie Bowes Sloss married James Iaconio.
posted by Ann Sloss