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    Topic:   GEDCOM checking  

    This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by macalter macalter 1 year, 6 months ago.

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    • #5928
      macalter
      macalter
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      Before I do a fresh install I used external site to do a check GEDCOM <http://gigatrees.com/&gt;. Aside from not recognizing custom tags, I found some errors to correct and quite a few maximum line errors.

      Some were in ADDR or CAUS, which I moved text to TEXT under the Source. Where I have “problems” is name length. GEDCOM is 255 characters. I have a few females who were given every name that was ever known to their parents. What do I do with those?

      I’m going to create new hostname, new table, new subdomain. I’m trying to find what is causing the freezes when clicking on Family tab. It’s happened before in both trees and I’m stumped. So it’s easy with this tree to start over.

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      Kiwitrees:
      "A-D connections 3.3.1"
      PHP 7.0 Fast CGI

      "The Royals 3.3.1"
      PHP 7.0 Fast CGI
      mySQL server: 5.1.56
      MacOS: 10.11.6  (El Capitan)
      Browsers (mac): Safari  Version 11.0;  Firefox 55.0.3
      [updated: 22 Sep 2017]

      #5930
      kiwi
      kiwi
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      1496 posts

      What do I do with those?

      I think you have two choices:

      1. Ignore the GEDCOM limitation, Kiwitrees will still accept and try to display them – but unless you change the css for name displays (shrink the font sizes) they will look pretty ugly, especially on charts etc.
      2. Don’t put them all in as names, just put the ones most often seen. Put the rest in a note or a source text.

      I would do the latter myself.

      I’m going to create new hostname, new table, new subdomain. I’m trying to find what is causing the freezes when clicking on Family tab. It’s happened before in both trees and I’m stumped. So it’s easy with this tree to start over.

      Whilst I have no great expertise in server issues, I do know that cheap(er) general purpose server installs often feel it is necessary to apply a whole range of settings to “protect” naive users. (Actually it is usually either poor server-manager knowledge and / or self-protection by them). They are great for simple web sites or basic wordpress/joomla sites. But kiwitrees / webtrees contain a lot of extremely complex code with very different requirements to blogs etc. That’s why I invented kiwitrees hosting.

      At kiwitrees, although I don’t run my own servers, I employ a team that understands what I need and is able to accommodate that. Its not cheap, but quality and specialisation never is. So I wish you luck, but honestly doubt if Dreamhost or any similar general purpose host is up to the job.

      Nigel
      My personal kiwitrees site is www.our-families.info
      #5931
      macalter
      macalter
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      544 posts

      If kiwi trees is happy, will leave the names for now. ya, ugly on charts and the family navigator is unbelievable! I have the gigabytes report that notes the “offending” lines of code so can re-visit later.

      No major faults, a lot of date ranges where NOVEMBER doesn’t abbreviate to NOV (from 1 November 2015 to 1 November 2016) like other months. Quite a few cases of putting text inside the ADDR/CAUS fields. While it’s being flagged as limitation, it’s good chance to move it, I didn’t want it there.

      Been with Dreamhost going on 16 years this week. I know it’s shared servers and limits therefore are placed but I’m happy with them. I also keep other stuff with them and know with the unlimited plan (bonus) I have, don’t have to constantly do housekeeping. I’m not sure I’m seeing the correlation between the freezing of going to Family tab and being on Dreamhost. Especially since it’s not all records and I cannot predict which one will fail when I click the tab. Like playing Russian roulette.

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      Kiwitrees:
      "A-D connections 3.3.1"
      PHP 7.0 Fast CGI

      "The Royals 3.3.1"
      PHP 7.0 Fast CGI
      mySQL server: 5.1.56
      MacOS: 10.11.6  (El Capitan)
      Browsers (mac): Safari  Version 11.0;  Firefox 55.0.3
      [updated: 22 Sep 2017]

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