In no way have I deliberately set out to violate the honor code! Indeed, having re-read the code, I had thought it was in everyone's interest that true and correct data be the end result.
It is not at all clear that skipping matches for deliberate later merging is "against the honor code." Indeed, in the matching process, it is offered as an option!
It is only when I try to upload the approved matches that I get the message that only 10 matches not marked skipped is permissible. I believe that WikiTree should make an exception for profiles that are managed by the same person.
I think the compare and merge process is excellent, where you can select which field overrides the other. Perfect for my particular situation of "bulk upgrading" my own managed profiles.
To now go through every profile and manually change things and enter the new sources is a big ask.
My primary database for development and editing is not WikiTree. As an honor code signatory, I do want WikiTree to benefit from my considerable research, but not at the considerable cost of re-entering complex data all over again.
Surely it would be better for WikiTree in its help section about GED files to make some clear statement along the lines that all data should be as complete as possible before a GED file import be considered, as no deliberate merges of later versions are possible.