Call for help - "About Me" notes of SV/PROG's need tidying up!

Started by June Barnes on Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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2/21/2012 at 11:45 PM

Many of the SV/PROG profiles have been made "Master Profiles" but their biography section in the "About" field is often very disorganised - a mixture of links, excerpts, random pastes and the languages mixed up and "deuremekaar"!

It would be wonderful if we could tidy these up. These guidelines for the biographical notes http://www.geni.com/documents/view/project-8532?doc_id=600000001563... can be adapted as suits, headings to be added or removed as applicable.

If you would like to volunteer please choose a SV/PROG, add the link here and do your magic! Ideally we need these notes in both Afrikaans and English (separately) where the notes are already a mixture of both, but translation is something that can follow.

Once the notes are in order please contact one of the Curators working on the SDA Tree (al ist is available on the Welcom Cuzzins page) http://www.geni.com/projects/South-Africans-Geni-Landing-Site-WELKO... and request that the profile is made into a Master Profile.

2/21/2012 at 11:46 PM

Sharon Doubell Daan (Daniel Jacobus) Botes b2..h3 Private User Private User Private User Guillaume Gerber

2/22/2012 at 2:10 AM

Thanks June

Private User
2/22/2012 at 3:14 AM

Always happy to help with projects, though time is a scarce commodity right now.

As an aside, much effort is spent on sorting project profile lists into alphabtical order. Could we make a request that when adding new names (and details) that collaborators are mindful of placing these in the correct alpha sequence.

Private User
2/22/2012 at 3:23 AM

Hi June

Is this what's supposed to be done on SV/PROG “about me” field?

Johann Laurentz, SV/PROG III

2/22/2012 at 4:00 AM

That is a perfect example Private User! He is definitely MP ready so I think that you should make him one!

Private User
2/22/2012 at 4:06 AM

Hi June,

Could you have a look at the 'About Me' in Edward Hunt Dell's profile.

The information has been sorted following the guidelines of the Master Profile pdf.

Edward Hunt Dell, SV/PROG

2/22/2012 at 4:49 AM

Hi Pam
I have made a few adjustments - using some bold text and/or headings to draw attention to some of the information - have a look and see. I have also made him an MP - I think wqe need to aim to get as much as we have onto these profiles, documents where they exist and so on. Good Job!

2/22/2012 at 9:22 AM

I read through Johann Lorentz, SV/PROG and although the About me is a Useful document on its own, I am just wondering why all the information shown under the profile must be repeated here?

2/22/2012 at 9:58 AM

II think that all biographical notes need to include ALL information - it makes for a complete picture and reads as one document - it stands alone? My objection is repeating all the information in Curator notes - I feel that only a brief outline of important points is needed there - not the full SAG or other summary - also anything that will assist in deciding about a merge.

If someone wanted to use the notes they would stand alone.

Private User
2/22/2012 at 12:55 PM

Thank you for setting the guidelines June.

I am also wondering why one needs the family history to be detailed in About Me and repeated below in Immediate Family. For example, the names of children and their birth order ?

2/22/2012 at 3:32 PM

Private User and Daan (Daniel Jacobus) Botes b2..h3 I suggest you have a look at http://www.geni.com/projects/About-Cleanup - my guidelines were based on information outlined there when I first started doing the Botanists/Gardeners etc. I see that that project has had this guideline document added to it.

2/22/2012 at 3:38 PM

Many of the "About Me" sections on profiles have no structure whatsoever, with big chunks of repeated information, much of it just copied and pasted from other sources. If information is a direct copy and paste it needs to be in quotes and the source added. The idea is to tidy these pages up and make them a pleasure to look at, not a chore!!

2/26/2012 at 7:41 AM

Hi June, it is an excellent idea. I hope to contribute but have been sidelined slightly by other commitments. Nevertheless, I would like to remain in the "loop". Regards, Naude Visser

2/26/2012 at 8:17 AM

Thanks Naude - they aren't going anywhere and there will be plenty waiting for you!

3/4/2013 at 2:08 PM

I have 'tidied up' the 'About' section for [Donald Moodie, SV/PROG 2 Donald Moodie] but I regret that I am not able to do an Afrikaans translation. Hope this is OK.

3/4/2013 at 3:23 PM

Thanks Sheila!!

Private User
3/4/2013 at 10:08 PM

Great Idea June!, That certainly does make them much more of a pleasure to view.... will help when and where I can...

3/5/2013 at 12:59 AM

I'll advertise on the FB page - to see if we can get more users interested. Thanks sheila and naude visser

Private User
3/5/2013 at 3:11 AM
3/17/2013 at 11:10 PM

Please see this discussion regarding cleaning up the use of de Villiers/South African Genealogical numbering system.

http://www.geni.com/discussions/121464

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