Why does the reason for an unmerged match only show up on one profile?

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in WikiTree Tech by Michelle Hartley G2G6 Pilot (152k points)
retagged by Keith Hathaway

I believe the answer I heard was because it would clutter the profiles to have them on both, then need removal once merged. 

But I'm with you-- at least I think what you're implying is that you'd like to see it on both.

So would I.

Thanks Jillaine!

Someone might only look at one profile. You and I know to look at both. But, I'm not so sure newbies would know to look at both.
You are speaking to the choir, my dear! ;-)
A perfect reason to C & P to the other profile's bulletin board!  Hopefully, a second email to the other PM may accelerate an approval or they will source a cause to reject.
Treat, absolutely. The point Michelle is raising, though, is that wikitree has the technical capability to do this automatically as it does when merges are proposed. (And also when they're rejected?) So why not for unmerged matches? For those of us actively engaged in working on the elimination of duplicates, the extra set of steps required to copy/paste is annoying and especially frustrating when we know it could be handled automatically.
Ditto Jillaine!

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I was only suggesting we all use a temporary work-around d:D

I would also like to see a requirement to notate a reason when rejecting a proposed merge or placing it in the holding pattern of "unmerged match."  As Leaders, you two will hopefully keep this topic on the priority wish list!  Many improvements have happened; but, there are more improvements that should also happen.  The idea that this clutters up a profile is minimal compared to the probable benefits.  In March the comment box was implemented; but, it does not require you to add at least 7-10 words to clarify.  I'm certain we have all seen the phrase of "not the same" without any reason.  I would prefer to see something such as comparing 1930 Census of ABC with 1930 Census of XYZ makes it evident that these are two different individuals.

by David Wilson G2G6 Mach 9 (93.7k points)
edited by David Wilson
I think we will only get action on this if enough people "up vote" Michelle's original question.

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