Editing open profiles [closed]

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Being interested in a particular family and thinking of improving its coverage on WikiTree, as a courtesy I asked to join the trusted list of an open profile that the manager had created eight years ago but not touched since (though it needs work). Their reply was that if I touch any member of "their" family I must tell them. Advice please: is this kind of warning off within the WikiTree ethos?

closed with the note: Three good answers: impossible to choose which is best!
in Policy and Style by Anonymous Flower G2G6 Mach 1 (12.2k points)
closed by Anonymous Flower

4 Answers

+9 votes
by Helen Ford G2G6 Pilot (344k points)
edited by Helen Ford
+4 votes
I don't see it as a "warning off", but rather as a "please keep me informed"
by Dennis Wheeler G2G6 Pilot (537k points)
+10 votes
Even if you 'touched' any of their family and didn't tell them - they would get notified via their Wiki Genealogy Feed.  Unless, of course, they had decided not to have any email from WikiTree, ever... ;)
by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
+6 votes

Possibly you should send them a link to the Honor Code and stress the following:

1. We collaborate. When we share ancestors we work together on the same ancestor profiles.

8. We cite sources. Without sources we can't objectively resolve conflicting information.

I would also recommend you to review the Problem with Members page. 

by Linda Peterson G2G6 Pilot (534k points)

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