Seeking Leaders -- and a sysop -- to address several G2G requests

+14 votes

Are there any Leaders and Sysops in the building? I'm going slightly crazy (OK, so maybe I was crazy already -- please hear me out anyway) from tracking the status of several unanswered G2G posts requesting help from Leaders and Sysops. Please help with at least some of these so I can stop fretting about them!

  1. Sysop Needed: - Merge was completed months ago, but the merge proposal still appears on the profiles, and for weeks it has been sitting on top of the "Pending Merges" list. 
  2. Leader Needed: - Requesting project protection for the "Hannah Unknown" profile for a Puritan Great Migration immigrant who has been persistently misidentified
  3. Leader Needed: - Requesting project protection for the "Maria Elizabeth Unknown" profile for an 18th-century German immigrant to America who has been given an inexplicable surname in some WikiTree profiles.
  4. Sysop Needed: - Because the profile is Private with Public Biography and Tree, only a sysop can edit the pre-1500 death date that was accidentally added to this profile for a person who died in 1999.
  5. And if Chris Whitten is in the building, I'd love to have an explanation of the unexpected search-function behavior described at
in Genealogy Help by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.6m points)
I'll take a look at Hannah Unknown
She's all set now
I have also placed a temporary PPP on Maria Elizabeth, I will remove it after the merge.
Thanks on both. Since Maria Elizabeth clearly deserves to be in the German Roots project (born in Germany before 1700, immigrated to the United States and has many descendants), I was hoping she could be "permanently" project-protected under German Roots.

Um, it looks like the edit to add the PPP to Maria Elizabeth didn't take...

Sorry I must have forgotten to hit save. It's fixed now. And yes it's ok to stay PPP if it's in a project.
Thanks, Anne! Number 5 is the only item that's still open. :-)

3 Answers

+9 votes
#1 is fixed.
by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (2.6m points)
+9 votes
#4 is fixed.
by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (2.6m points)
Thanks, Eowyn!
+4 votes

For the Sysop items, please note that on the help page for Sysops it says:  If you need something that only a sysop can do, contact


by Robin Lee G2G6 Pilot (881k points)
How are we to know when something crosses over into sysop territory? I know I don't.
Usually when somebody posts a G2G item that requires sysop intervention, someone else advises the questioner that the issue needs to be handled by a sysop. That had happened with two of these items, and they had been reported by email, but apparently had gotten lost en route. I'm glad Eowyn was able to handle them, because they were probably pretty easy to fix.

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