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.
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.
Is this what's supposed to be done on SV/PROG “about me” field?
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.
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.
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!!
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.
Please see this discussion regarding cleaning up the use of de Villiers/South African Genealogical numbering system.