Very simply, pre-1500 lock-out.
Yesterday I returned to start adding sources to my pre-1500 profiles (De_Atherton-12, De_Atherton-11) to find myself locked out (my 24th and 23rd great-grandfathers, direct line). The site indicated that I should apply for the pre-1500 badge. I applied for the badge but was refused by Maryann Hurt. Her words,
"1. Two or more postings in G2G - I only see one comment.
2. pre-1700 or project-protected profiles that demonstrate a practical understanding of the principles behind our Honor Code and Pre-1700 Self-Certification, especially regarding sources and collaboration in high-conflict areas.
Why not work on adding sources to some of the profiles you manage for people living in the years 1500-1700? This would demonstrate that can abide by WikiTree's Honor Code, especially point VIII ..."
I have read some G2G content but for the most part I am a "troll". If I do not have information to share or if it does not pertain to my managed profiles then I just read and learn. I do not want access to all pre-1500, pre-1700 profiles, especially not those in high-conflict areas. Kings and queens don't interest me in the least. What interests me, where I enjoy digging and building, is my family, my direct family.
Since early 2013 I have developed my family tree to include 16283 individuals. I have done this while building a business between Europe and China. I did this for fun and was willing to share my findings with this site. But if the "Leaders* of this site (Maryann Hurt included) are going to be autocratic with the way it is run then I am no longer interested in sharing what I have slaved for.
This is why I wish to remove the information I have shared. If they want to information, they can dig for it themselves.