Advice needed on info for adopted profile

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Stocking-138 is an example of numerous profiles I've come across with the following info, can you tell me what it means and whether its important to keep. It looks very cluttered but if it means something I can just push to the bottom:

User ID: CC79FED6BAAD498FBC9F3F856E2C2097C800

 

@F117@ FAM

Husband: @I367@

Wife: @I368@

Child: @I6471@

Child: @I1@

Child: @I6472@

Child: @I6473@

Child: @I6474@

Child: @I6475@

Child: @I6476@

WikiTree profile: Richard Stocking
in Policy and Style by Elizabeth Hyatt G2G6 Mach 1 (10.3k points)

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Elizabeth, these are codes generated by family tree software used by people offline. They are internal to the file and do not have any useful purpose once transferred online to wikitree. You can remove them. See the Help pages for a file called Editing GEDCOM created profiles for more info. There's other stuff you can delete, too.
by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (759k points)
Great. Thank you so much. I've only been on about a month and this was a huge question.

So far the GEDCOM files I've come across related to my family tree have a lot of work needed so I'm trying to adopt as I have time to reformat/ and add reliable sources instead of just www.familysearch.org or ancestry.com that someone entered previously! ugh

I'll look into the help pages for more details. Do you know of any organized projects so GEDCOM files are continually cleaned up?
Here is the link for GED guidelines in case anyone else needs it: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/GEDCOM-created_biographies

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