Have you seen the new policy on Unresponsive Profile Managers?

+16 votes

As of today, the policy on Profile Managers who don't respond to Trusted List requests, merge proposals, and private messages has changed.

We used to be very generous, giving them six months from their last WikiTree contribution before any profiles would be opened-up for management by others. Now it's two months, or one month if you're participating in the Arborists group.

Here's the new policy: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Unresponsive_Profile_Managers

Note that this doesn't affect private profiles. Those are never opened up to anyone who isn't already on the Trusted List. This is about practical management, not privacy.

in Genealogy Help by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
edited by Liander Lavoie
I have a quick comment....so, I go out to the PMs page and there is already a request from another arborist or PM about non-responsiveness within the past week or so.   Should I post another note?

1 Answer

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Not good - 1 month is not enough time - I was just blocked - (was made live again) , live does get in the way and I have to say sometime genealogy is not my #1 priority.

I have responded when I could, but was never notified of being blocked until I went to make a change.
by Sue Fitzpatrick G2G3 (3.1k points)

I don't know the circumstances behind your account being blocked, but it's got to be a separate issue from the new profile manager policy being announced here.

Chris didn't share the reasoning that led to this policy change, but if you peruse the Special Projects and Wikitree Tech sections of g2g, you'll see wave after continual wave of frustration from active volunteers stopped in our duplicate-merging tracks because of unresponsive profile managers.

If I couldn't be on wikitree for a month at a time, I would not want my absence to get in the way of the great work of the volunteers here; if that means demoting me from PM to Trusted List (which I hope the new policy does), then so be it.
10 days!
I just happened to see this old question because it is related to a new question and I was only remarking it would be nice if PMs would respond within 10 days to requests, even if the response was to ask for more time. 30 days can seem like forever!
Well I will be going through to try to take back my family.  To take away the work of others was the main reason, I quit participating.  My whole family shows as adoptable including my parents not good.  There should be a way to remove your tree when misused
Sue, the thing is, once we contribute "our" tree to wikitree, it's no longer ours.  We've contributed it to the larger tree. The best thing we can do is cite our sources for the information we believe to be accurate.

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