I change lots of profiles that just have a City & abbreviated State name & no Country all the time. I do take the time to look up the correct spelling of City, County, State & add Country; when applicable. Onondaga NY. should be Onondaga Co., New York, USA. or Onondaga County, New York, USA., If you do not know the city. Don't be lazy creating your profiles, they are an investment in all our future. Just because you know what County Akron, Ohio is in doesn't mean everybody else will know it is in Summit Co. . = Akron, Summit, Ohio, USA.
I also check many findagrave links within our profiles. If they have the grave # correct but are also signed into findagrave & try to then make a link. It will appear that something is fishy about that link, as it appears as an https: link. I want my cousins to find the profiles I have created here, don't you ?
If a visitor searches & finds a profile w/ bad links... they probably LOL & think what a bunch or idiots at wikitree. I always check my work when I feel that I have completed it. Many times the link I have made works correctly, sometimes not. View the profile you are working on as a visitor every time, and you will avoid those mistakes
NSW is not a state, New South Wales is a state in Australia. KY is not a state, Kentucky is a state in the USA. TX is not a state, although it used to be a Country; Texas is a state in the USA. FL is not a state, Florida is. My understanding was that we are building an accurate record to last a millennium or two. Why would you want your ancestors (Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews) to see a badly edited profile?
Profiles should have a natural flow of information to them, to many abbreviations and unknowns take away from that flow. I prefer USA to United States of America. Both are correct. Baldwinsville,Onondaga,New York,USA. I will see it & change to: Baldwinsville, Onondaga, New York, USA.
Be Bold or Be Polite?
Our friends in the Wikipedia community recommend that contributors to the encyclopedia be bold. "In three words: Go for it," they say. Correct mistakes when you see them.
Changing what someone else has written often doesn't feel right. But it's what a wiki is all about. People are informed about changes through activity feeds and they can always change things back to the way they were if a mistake is made. These technological features of a wiki mean that changes don't need to be discussed in advance. The pace of collaboration can be faster than that. This is why, just like at Wikipedia, WikiTree encourages members to be bold.
I have always been BOLD ! I make no excuses & will not apologize for being this way. If you see any profiles that I manage here or elsewhere that need correction, I'll not be offended when you do edit them; or suggest a change. I wear my Big-Boy Pants everyday. The profiles I manage at wikitree belong to us all. They are not mine or yours specifically, they belong to Everybody.
P.S. I'll continue to randomly, without notice change profile places / locations. HAGD = Have A Great Day, JPVIV :)