Are wiki policies being contravened when families denies access to pre 1500 profiles they have added

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in Genealogy Help by Anonymous Forbes G2G2 (2.3k points)
No.  It would probably have been better if the policy was there from the beginning.  Since the implementation of the pre-1500 badge almost all of the unlikely information from that era has slowed to a crawl as it should.  It's better to let Wikitree develop slowly with proven sources.  I would rather play a small part in a great project than a big part of a great disaster.
And yet, newbies without badges aren't prevented from creating new fictitious pre-1500 profiles or duplicates.  It happens every day - "I locked myself out with a typo" = " I created a pre-1500 profile without a badge".

So if the problem seems to have gone away, it's not down to the badge.  Perhaps it wasn't that big a problem anyway.
Maybe that could be corrected in the same way that children can no longer be added to a profile with an undetermined gender?

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Seems to me that the pre-1500 rules need a bit of a modification ... To be able to edit a pre-1500 profile one either needs to be pre-1500 certified or be the manager of said profile.  Not sure about just being on the trusted list and if that should give you access as well.

This blurb from the Honor Code:  This grand project requires mutual trust and a common understanding of how the community works.

So, shouldn't we be trusting managers?  Whatcha all think?

by Bob Jewett G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
edited by Bob Jewett
I'm all in favour of mutual trust.  Possessiveness and paranoia have been allowed to get out of hand.

But I can't see any reason why Managers should be trusted any more than anybody else with any Open profile.  Rather than giving them more powers, I would sooner see them abolished.
I am in favor.  Creating a profile and not being able to work on it seems unfair.

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