Occasionally I run into a profile that needs to be put in the Recycled Unknowns. There is a procedure on how to do this from the Unknowns Project.
I have a profile that I was working on, where I was removing what little data it had because there was no known source, no possibility of finding sources, etc.
I ran into a technical issue, that I would like to point out. I was removing the birth year, and it would not let me save the profile because it has no known birth year or death year. Removing all data is the correct thing to do. The profile is going into the Recycle Unknowns category, and there is no data that is valid. But WikiTree will not allow me to "Save Anyway". So this profile has to now have some dummy data for the birth year, even though there is nothing else in the profile that makes sense.
I think that something needs to change with the error on this, and not make it such a hard rule. Perhaps allow "Save Anyway". Either that or change the policy or description in the Unknowns Project to put in some sort of dummy date.
Regardless of the outcome, something needs to be done to resolve this conflict between error handling and what to do on recycling unknown profiles.
PS: I wasn't sure what tags would be appropriate for this post. Please feel free to suggest or change.