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Profile Improvement Project Biography Team Level 2

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Welcome to the Profile Improvement Project (PIP) Biography Team - Level 2

Mission: The team will be improving biographies to at least a Level 2 using the criteria in the Profile Standards.
The task of this team is to improve Closed Account profiles (those left behind when member accounts have closed). The team will also be improving the Person Profiles identified as needing help by being included in the categories Long Profiles and Needs Footnotes. They will be worked to Level 2 of the Profile Standards. And if they can be taken to Level 3, that would be even better.

Closed Account profiles that need work can be found on the closed account spreadsheet. From there you will:
  • Choose a set of profiles to work on
  • Add your WikiID to the "Bio Team Wiki ID"
  • Hover your mouse over the link in column B, then click the link that pops up to open the contributions list of the former member
  • Click the "show paired items" link to show all the profile creations
  • Search for "created" and improve each of the profiles
  • Some of the profiles may have been adopted by other members. Be sure to communicate before editing if appropriate.
  • Proceed to work on the profiles in that set improving them to the degree of Level 2 on the Profile Standards focusing on the Biography.
    • You do not need to adopt an orphaned profile unless it needs the Last Name at Birth (LNAB) changed. If you do adopt it, you can orphan it when you are finished with the name change. Then do what you can to improve it.
    • If the profile is part of a Project, you will collaborate with that Project.
    • You will add/preserve Maintenance categories.
  • When the set you have chosen is completed you will change your Wiki ID number in the spreadsheet to "Finished"
  • You may then proceed to a new set.
Long Profiles, and Profiles Lacking Inline Citations, will start with the Maintenance Category Team page
  • Choose from one of the Maintenance Categories Long Profiles or Needs Footnotes
  • Choose a profile from the Person Profiles on the Maintenance Category page and proceed to improve the biography. You may also need to make other improvements to the profile to bring it up to, at least, Level 2 of the Profile Standards, but the main objective will be to write a proper biography.
  • Once the profile is complete the maintenance category you are working on can be removed from the profile.

Though these items will all be covered when following the Level 2 requirements on the Profile Standards, the process will include:
  1. Collaborate with active Profile Manager and/or Project
  2. Clean-up after merge
  3. Add required headings as described in the Biographies FAQ
  4. Review Birth, Death and Marriage sections.
    1. Add or update dates and certainty
    2. Add or update locations and certainty
  5. Add optional Research Notes
  6. Review sources
  7. Review suggestions
  8. Add/preserve any Maintenance Categories for the Projects and PIP's Maintenance Category Team

  • Login to request to the join the Trusted List so that you can edit and add images.
  • Private Messages: Contact the Profile Managers privately: Debi Hoag, Robin Shaules, and Kay Knight. (Best when privacy is an issue.)
  • Public Comments: Login to post. (Best for messages specifically directed to those editing this profile. Limit 20 per day.)
  • Public Q&A: These will appear above and in the Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum. (Best for anything directed to the wider genealogy community.)

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