The Profile Manager has primary responsibility for a WikiTree profile.
For older profiles, the manager is a leader for the genealogical collaboration.
Profile Managers get merge proposals when someone thinks two profiles represent the same person.
When you create a new profile you are set as the Profile Manager.
To add or replace managers, click the Privacy tab on a profile.
To change many profiles at once, use the Profile Manager Changes tool.
There can be more than one manager for a profile. If two profiles are merged, the managers of the merged profiles become managers of the new combined profile. Both managers then have the power to add and remove other managers. It's unwieldy for any profile to have more than a few managers so contributors may want to select one or two managers and remove the rest.
There are special rules regarding active profiles, i.e. profiles for living people who are users of WikiTree.
If you create a profile for a friend or family member and then invite them to join you on WikiTree by adding their e-mail address to their profile, they will replace you as the Profile Manager when they accept your invitation.
An active user can add other Profile Managers to their profile. This may be appropriate if they want to let a Wiki Genealogist manage the privacy controls here.
Although an active user can add other managers, they must always remain a manager of their own profile.
No. See the page on ownership and control.
No. Since all descendants have to share to same ancestor profile the Profile Manager needs to seek consensus. They should see themselves as a leader and try to resolve conflicts through clear communication and careful use of sources.
Managing profiles, especially those shared by many descendants, can be a big responsibility.
Even the most active WikiTreers can't manage more than a couple thousand profiles. Less active members may only want to manage a few hundred.
This doesn't mean you can't contribute to the profiles. You can collaborate on a profile as a member of the Trusted List without leading the collaboration as the Profile Manager.
Simply go to the Profile Manager Changes tool and do the following:
You will not be removed from Trusted Lists (use the Trusted List Changes tool if that's what you want to do). And you will not be removed as the manager of private profiles if there is no other manager to watch over them.
There's nothing wrong with giving up management. This will enable other members to step up and do more.
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