Later during my mentorship, my mentor Member A changed their mind yet again about whether I could post images which spoke volumes to their lack of credibility because in another email, they changed their mind again and suggested that I needed to stop it because the images I added were wrong. At that point, I didn't know what to believe due to their being so irrational and unable to make up their mind on the situation. They initially said something I did was wrong. However, they then changed their mind only to later change their mind yet again and went back to their original position. Are you following me because I was definitely confused by their irrationality and indecision? I honestly couldn't tell if they were coming or going. Actually, I am not sure they did either! I thought their mind was playing tricks on them. However, I told them I had used what I considered a reliable source which was Wikipedia and if you take a look at any example of the text I used in the comments section for each image I added, you will see where I had more than sufficiently added enough text in the comments section to each image I added, especially since I can show you examples where other people have added images without even using one word of sourcing. I was even given a compliment by another Leader on how thorough I was with my sourcing. I even received a complimentary comment on one of the images since the images I added were an improvement as thumbnails, especially since other images were added by others where they left the comments section completely blank with absolutely no sources whatsoever which possibly could open WikiTree up to copyright infringement litigation. At least I tried in comparison to others who made no effort whatsoever. However, I decided to be the bigger person and I tried to pacify Member A’s petulant demands and I stopped adding any more images. Since they became so irrational in their behavior, I was really starting to be concerned that maybe they shouldn't even be a mentor since they lack such credibility.
A day or so after that, all of a sudden their good friend Member G decided to undo many of the images I had added which made me very suspicious of the timing. Anybody with any common sense at all would be suspicious. I asked Member A about it and they gave me the impression they acted as if they didn’t know anything about it. Member A came right out and accused me of being paranoid. What kind of mediator would call another colleague a name with a derogatory insinuation? That is poor behavior and reflects not only poorly on their character, but they should also reflect on how that action reflects on their sacred role as a mentor and Leader in WikiTree. They ought to be embarrassed! They act like they are still a child in elementary school with their petty demands and the need to get their way. I then suggested it was awfully convenient that this other Leader had reversed my work only a day after we had discussed it. Member A tried to come up with something because they then implied that adding images of coats of arms was such an esoteric concept that I was not intelligent enough to understand the concept of heraldry. They didn't use the word esoteric and that is my choice of word to reflect their action. I don't remember their exact phrase, but I can forward the email to you if you haven't already seen it. In fact, I am going to assume you have read these emails supplied by my mentor which should be made available which confirm everything I have said. If you haven't, then you are in for quite a surprise! Now that I think about it, I should demand an apology from them for discounting my intelligence by suggesting I didn’t know what I was doing even though I was sufficiently using a good source.
At first, I gave them the benefit of the doubt that I could be wrong. However, that was when I noticed this other Leader reversed numerous images I had posted and reversed one right after the other in rapid succession and hardly spent any time between these reversals which suggest they had not done any research on to gather any sources to support their actions to remove the sources I had previously added to numerous profiles. According to Member G’s contribution history, they were spending only about a minute at a time reversing each of these images as shown below. They obviously were not taking the proper amount of time to research their position. Otherwise, they would not have reversed so many so quickly and only spent about a minute or less between each reversal as shown below in the applicable section of their contribution history…
13:18: Member G edited the Primary Photo for James Tuchet.
13:18: Member G edited the data on James Tuchet.
13:18: Member G edited the Primary Photo for Rowland Hayward.
13:18: Member G edited the data on Rowland Hayward.
13:17: Member G edited the Primary Photo for John FitzThomas.
13:17: Member G edited the data on John FitzThomas.
13:17: Member G edited the Status Indicators for John FitzThomas.
13:15: Member G edited the Primary Photo for Hugues de la Marche .
13:15: Member G edited the Photo Date on Hughes de la Marche.
13:14:Member G edited the Primary Photo for Reynold de Grey.
13:14: Member G edited the data on Reynold de Grey.
13:14: Member G edited the Primary Photo for Lionel de Welles.
13:14: Member G edited the data on Lionel de Welles.
13:13: Member G edited the Primary Photo for Walter Blount.
13:13: Member G edited the data on Walter Blount.
13:13: Member G edited the Primary Photo for Aodh de Ross.
13:13: Member G edited the data on Aodh de Ross.
13:12: Member G edited the Primary Photo for Michael de la Pole.
In all the images I added that Member G removed, I then told Member A I had used Wikipedia as a source. They responded by stating Wikipedia was often wrong. Of course, they can be wrong because no source is perfect, but even WikiTree often uses it as a source which implies they think WikiTree is being hypocritical in its methods. If they don’t like WikiTree’s methods of operation and the sources it uses, then maybe they should consider another platform just as some may imply that I am being hypocritical of WikiTree when I sing its praises, but have made recommendations for improvement.