Bulk Trusted List Removal suggestion

+15 votes
I had someone add me to the trusted list of hundreds of his profiles. I've used the Bulk Trusted List removal for some of them, but I got to thinking:

A BIG improvement to this process would be to have a checkbox on the Watchlist page, where you could elect to remove yourself from the profiles. It could even just be one at a time, possibly with a question to be sure you meant to do that.

The Watchlist is a much better way to look at profiles that I might want to remove myself from, in my opinion.

Even BETTER would be to require a user to confirm when someone is bulk-adding them to lots of trusted lists at once!
in WikiTree Tech by S Willson G2G6 Pilot (228k points)

2 Answers

+12 votes
Yes! And I look at requests for someone to be added to a Trusted List carefully.  About half the time, I find that they are asking to be added to MY Trusted List, not the Trusted List for the profile they want.
by Vic Watt G2G6 Pilot (366k points)
Thank You Vic. You brought up an important point.
+7 votes
I like this idea, too. For example: When I worked on connecting Notable Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland)  to the tree, it took over 200 profiles to do it. I wandered around in the English Census for the Victorian Era quite a bit. (A very good resource for 1840-1920 if you've got ancestry.com access; it lists birth town, for example.) I wasn't able to make a connection until I found someone who'd emigrated to Canada, and eventually worked it in via that route. Once complete, there was no need to remain as manager on all those profiles. Better to open them up for adoption when/if an interested party wants to take them up.

I did it via the Watch List, but I had to open each profile one by one, then click privacy tab &c. For a couple hundred profiles, that really takes some time.

I love your suggestion!
by Living Winter G2G6 Mach 8 (80.4k points)

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