New unsourced profiles no longer getting Unsourced template and category?

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Manually created profiles without sources are no longer getting the Unsourced template and Unsourced category. I noticed this because of a new contributor who has manually created numerous unsourced profiles that never received the unsourced template or category, and I just now hand-created a profile without a source to see what would happen -- no indication that it's unsourced!

What's going on? I hope this wasn't a deliberate change in policy.

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in WikiTree Tech by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.6m points)
That is odd - some sort of selective glitch??? It was adding Unsourced template to profiles I created yesterday and just created another to test and the template is there. All that I created were via adding a family member from an existing profile.

I think you found the pattern, Patricia. :-) 

The new contributor seems to be creating new profiles without family connections, and connecting them to family afterwards. My test profile (which is a real person whom I can source and connect) also was created as a new unconnected person.

So it looks like the Unsourced template isn't being added to newly created unconnected profiles.

Mystery solved :)  I've often thought folks were just deleting the template when I see new unsourced profiles that are missing the template.
Not solved after all. See below.

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Ellen, I just now created an unconnected, unsourced profile, and it did automatically add the unsourced template.

Is a puzzlement.
by Nan Starjak G2G6 Pilot (393k points)
selected by Living Sälgö

Hmm... After deliberately creating several more unsourced profiles, I have a new theory on what's happening:

If I put anything in the text field (that is, the biography), the profile is not  recognized as unsourced.

But if both text fields are empty, the system identifies the profile as unsourced.

Same thing happens regardless of whether the profile is created as an unconnected profile or is created as a relation to other family members.

That fits.  I had not put anything in either text field, and it did create with the unsourced profile.  I believe we have the pattern.

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