Removing things from a profile .

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In referring to a profile I manage. Driggs-28. My question is can someone look and see if it would be appropriate to move or remove the DNA information and comments that does not pertain to the profile. I want to clean it up and add some more sources on it.Someone has made a total mess.
WikiTree profile: Joseph Driggs
in The Tree House by Teresa Davis G2G6 Mach 3 (31.5k points)

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Teresa, I have not read through all the information in detail, nor did I review who added the information, or when, or why, or for how long you've been the PM.

What I would do if I were you is to first, reorganize.  Put in some sub-headings, either actual headings using "===" etc. or just bold titles at the beginnings of paragraphs.

It looks to me like there has been serious disagreement about the profile in the past, and I would not remove the arguments, but rather group them together and put them in the research notes.  You can always add your own opinions and introductory comments.  

Again, just my opinion, but I would contact the person who added the DNA discussions to get more information.

If you just wipe out someone else's contributions without discussion, I don't see how that resolves anything.  Other people may disagree with me.

Good luck!
by Julie Kelts G2G6 Pilot (229k points)
selected by Teresa Davis
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I would put all the DNA info together and remove any of it that is duplicated. The results are important and I think they would be best shown in a table, for easy comparison. Some of this section also comes across to me as condescending and I would remove it (e.g. these results now release you from the overhanging assumption). There's already a simple statement that these two men are not the same person, which is all it needs. I would also remove all the other comments that do not pertain to the profile. If DNA shows they are not the same person then the rest of the discussion about a false history is superfluous.
by Leandra Ford G2G6 Mach 2 (23.7k points)
Leandra, what if that one direct descent of Joseph Driggs had an unknown NPE (non-paternal event) in his line?  Is that one test really enough to assume the argument is settled?
Ah, I misread it in my sleep deprived state. If there's only 1 test then you're right, nothing has been proved. It does justify my suggestion that it would be easier to  compare if shown in a table, and provides further reason to remove the condescending remarks.
Yes, I never meant to suggest that Teresa shouldn't edit the language.

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