Hi Chris, some rules change then, but in this particular case what I am actually saying is that the medieval area needs more evolution, and needs to be more different than it already is from the way we handle recent generations.
I guess the typical concerns of people working in the medieval area are pretty well-known to people in those policy discussions, wherever they are, and have been often discussed. The medieval world is relatively small and we know we tend to agree on some things.
An obvious one is that profile managers can't really do anything positive in this area, but they can do negative things, and they do. Why do we still have them? (Many of my colleagues will more cautiously propose that at least they should have pre-1500 certification.)
Yes, I know there are various ways to propose this, and I'm sure there'll be more discussions in other places over coming weeks, months and years. But as I understand it, this is not a new topic, and it is known to be one where the people working in that area tend to have similar thinking that Wikitree's higher echelons do not agree with.
It is very hard to put a positive spin on what the reason must be, because the only possible thing they can be thinking is that someone might question the weak points in a gedcom that connects to them, and they want to maintain the power to make our lives miserable if we try to do that.
Anyway, that is the main effect in practice. There is no positive effect of the current system of having unqualified profile managers who can "own" medieval people and make the lives miserable of editors working properly on medieval profiles.
...and that leads to the problems being discussed in this thread. The problem is that we can not have Chris Whitten and John Atkinson spring personally into every other such case, because there are thousands upon thousands.