Zombies please

Started by Noah Tutak on Friday, May 28, 2010
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5/28/2010 at 11:37 AM

For those who don't know, a "zombie" is a profile of a deceased person that is incorrectly marked as living. We have a new way that we can "kill" these zombies. If you come across any zombies in the tree, please post a link to a nearby profile here and I'll do my best to take care of them.

5/28/2010 at 12:13 PM

Noah I think the problem og "non zombies is growing bigger and bigger I don't have a good idea, but something must be done.
You say please post a link - to where?? here?? GENIhelp?? or??

5/28/2010 at 12:24 PM

*donning my slayer suit* We gotta be ready for when we come across a zombie. It is usually when we are unsuspecting. Don't shy away from them, yes- they look scary. Just merge anyway and at the end check the deceased box. It is the kiss of death (literally) for them.

Private User
5/28/2010 at 12:45 PM

If left un-checked the Zombie problem is going to continue and grow.

1 - Not all Profile owners will remain in contact with Geni “ALL” of the time.
2 - Profile owners – can become history by meeting their maker (Death)

There has to be some ay of establishing weather a Profile owner is still active. Geni could provide for a “Non-Participating” clause in an agreement with us users so that after a set period of inactivity on the part of a Profile owner, the profiles owed become public property.

5/28/2010 at 12:45 PM

I have sharpened my stake and polished my hammer, eaten heaps of garlic and put a rosary on my laptop. Zombies here we come.

5/28/2010 at 12:48 PM

Yes, zombies are a big issue, and I believe that we now have a way to address them. Just post a link here to a profile in the infected part of the tree and I'll see what we can do.

5/28/2010 at 5:21 PM

Great - the script was able to kill a bunch of zombies around each of these profiles. Let me know what you think.

Private User
5/28/2010 at 5:24 PM
5/28/2010 at 5:29 PM

I have numerous zombies in my direct lines that I would like to get help with. Can you tell me a little bit about how your fix works? Example - Is it taking the profile I list and marking them and their ancestors deceased? It would just change how I go about finding and listing them. I don't want to bombard you unnecessarily. Thank you for the help!

5/28/2010 at 6:21 PM

Okay, I've run the script on all these. Basically, the script determines whether the profile is high enough up in the tree to be considered a zombie and, if so, "kills" all of its close relatives.

The manager of the profile is not taken into consideration at all, and I only need one profile in each part of the tree.

5/28/2010 at 6:31 PM

Wow, that one found a lot!

Private User
5/28/2010 at 6:46 PM

Noah did you run it on this one? I still see the zombies:
George Washington, 1st President of the United States


5/28/2010 at 6:50 PM

Those are both now zombie free zones.

5/28/2010 at 7:25 PM

10 zombies attached to this profile

(No Name)

5/28/2010 at 8:36 PM
Private User
5/29/2010 at 3:18 AM
5/29/2010 at 12:36 PM

Page 3 is done.

5/29/2010 at 12:48 PM

These are all done now.

Private User The manager doesn't matter - what I need is a link to a profile in the infected part of the tree, ideally one with a lot of descendants.

does your script also check if these profiles should be public or not?

Barakiel .
Abel .
Johanan ., High Priest

Noah, I have a couple hundred zombies in the biblical trees ( http://www.geni.com/list?focus_id=6000000000961697233&group=des... ), but have a problem locating them, because if I filter for 'Living' I don't have a link to them...

Hey Everybody, you too can help kill zombies in profiles you have access to. See how to do that here:

5/29/2010 at 4:41 PM

These are all done.

Shmuel-Aharon Kam (Kahn / שמואל-אהרן קם (קאן I'll do some zombie killing work in this area. When we kill a zombie we also make it public when appropriate.

Private User
5/29/2010 at 5:46 PM

Noah - THANK YOU! This is truly wonderful. My merge issues are just melting away.

5/29/2010 at 8:16 PM

Private User Glad to hear! I've taken care of this one as well.

5/29/2010 at 8:26 PM

I've run the script on all profiles up to this point.

5/30/2010 at 4:43 AM

9 zombies under the fitst 100 profiles!!

5/30/2010 at 9:16 AM

Page 7 is done.

Private User
5/30/2010 at 10:33 AM

Is there a reason that not all of mine are being done or even looked at ?

5/30/2010 at 1:33 PM

Let's try this:
Eliyahu Hager
Unknown Profile
Menachem Mendel Hager, the Younger

5/30/2010 at 3:32 PM

Page 8 is done.

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