How do I keep people from editing profiles that I'm currently working on?

+7 votes
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I am working on revising a profile for a project. It is a profile which has lots of info and not many source citations.  The changes made were easy and I would have caught them when I finalized the profile I have notified the project that I am revising it and the person who made revisions also belongs to that project. When profiles are being edited/worked on by the England Orphan project the there is a "Please do not edit" warning placed on the profiles. Is there a similar warning label for other profiles that I am not aware of?
in The Tree House by Peggy Moss G2G6 Mach 2 (23.0k points)

2 Answers

+14 votes
The short answer is that you can't. You can post a message on the profile asking other people to let you finish your work, but you can't enforce a no-editing policy.

Because WikiTree is a collaborative site, when someone adds something to a profile I manage, and if what is added is adequately sourced, I edit the contribution into the style I use on profiles, thank the contributor, and move on. I don't consider these "my" profiles, and I welcome the contributions of others.
by Stu Bloom G2G6 Mach 7 (74.6k points)
+9 votes
Peggy, when I am doing a major overhaul on a profile on behalf of a project, I usually post a message (in bold print) right under the bio heading that states "This bio is currently being reconstructed, please excuse the temporary untidyness." So far that seems to do the trick.
by Jen Hutton G2G6 Mach 3 (30.4k points)

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