Could someone please fix this broken redirect?

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In the referenced related question, Michael L indicated he'd merged Brewer-629 with 

Brewer-851, but if you click on Brewer-629 it gives  you a strange error which makes me think something went awry with the merge, resulting in a bad redirect. Can someone look at and fix? Thanks.

 

WikiTree profile: John Brewer
in Genealogy Help by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (718k points)

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That message means that that profile has been deleted.

Brewer-629 was never merged into Brewer-851 (which has for some months now been impossible, anyway), but they were marked as unmerged matches. And actually, looking at that related answer, Michael said that he set them as matches. So that makes sense.

Someone merged Brewer-629 into U-31, and then at some point U-31 was deleted.
by Lianne Lavoie G2G6 Pilot (420k points)
But isn't "U-31" rather odd? Who has the surname "U"? And Brewer-629 was around recently, I'm fairly certain. Anyway, I'm not going to worry about it, but it is odd. Thanks, Lianne.
I think people use U sometimes for Unknown. Probably whoever did the merge did not understand merge direction, finding the final ID, etc.

 

I think that was done maliciously. The user vandalized profiles she was managing as a way to hide them and prevent collaboration.
 
Fortunately the change history is still available, in case there's anything you want to recover: http://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special:NetworkFeed&who=Brewer-629
Reviewing old questions, and out of curiousity clicked on the original problematic profile number at the top of this thread. It now goes to someone else entirely!

 

But doesn't matter; don't waste time on it.

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