Deleting a Profile, with notes, so the 'supposed' person isn't recreated?

+7 votes
Hello all,  I challenged a person about a profile that was created when she uploaded her GEDCOM. My challenge was to prove this individual exists- period. Instead of refuting her work, she made me the profile manager. How do I either delete the profile, or add a Disclaimer the this Individual is in dispute?
WikiTree profile: William Gibbs
in WikiTree Help by David Gibbs G2G1 (2.0k points)

3 Answers

+6 votes

DO you want to be Profile Manger?  You can remove yourself and orphan the profile.

Otherwise, right above the line that says == Biography == add the template:  {{Disputed Existence}}
You can also add to the biography your reasons for disputing the person's existence.
by Lois Tilton G2G6 Pilot (113k points)
+5 votes
We don't delete profiles, so I would add a disclaimer in the biography stating the sources.
by Kevin Conroy G2G6 Mach 6 (62.8k points)
+6 votes
Normally you cannot delete a profile on Wikitree.

If you are sure, that this person never existed, you may e-mail info[at] and request to delete the profile. Or you let it orphaned and write into the text section of the profile that this person never exists to prevent others to create the profile new, that means with this you prevent others to make the mistake again.

But the better way is to unconnect the profil and then to use as i.e. for a child instead of creating a new profile. You only must change the names.
by Dieter Lewerenz G2G6 Pilot (662k points)

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