Many thanks, Kathie and Ros, for your replies. But the mystery remains: why is the profile of a person born nearly 150 years ago and died over 100 years ago locked? He had two known parents, one known spouse, and five known children, but WikiTree members are not allowed to link them. What terrible secret is being protected from public view? If it is so sensitive, should his profile even remain visible?
There probably isn't any 'terrible secret', as you call it. It was locked in April 2016, and could have been to protect the LNAB. Here is what PPP (Project Protected Profile) does:
Project-protecting a profile does four things:
Thanks for the replies, but nobody has said why this man is so immensely significant that he must stay in unlinked isolation. I've completely lost interest in the question.