What is the proper way to add to a bio in an existing profile?

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Several of my ancestors have existing profiles in Wikitree (yay!).  In that case, it says bio or sources added by the creator.  If I add sources or add to the bio, what is the proper way to identify my additions, so if there are questions people know who to ask?  I haven't run into any examples showing me what to do.
in Policy and Style by Sue Knight G2G1 (1.7k points)

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WikiTree doesn't require or even encourage this. It's a wiki, people add things. We WANT people to improve bios and add sources.

If someone has a question and wants to address you specifically, the CHANGES tab will show what you added and provide a link for a message.
by Lois Tilton G2G6 Pilot (124k points)
Thanks!
If the profiles are "old", like created in 2011-2015 or so, the system automatically put these very visible "Acknowledgements" to the original creator on all profiles.

This is no longer done automatically, which, to me, is a pretty clear statement from the system owners that it is not necessary for the creator to put such self-acknowledgements on profiles. As Lois says, the Changes Tab will always be there for those who are interested.
Thank you!

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