Did anybody create that WTF category?

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And would somebody please just put this profile out of its misery?  I'm not getting anywhere.
WikiTree profile: Hamlet ap Druce
in Genealogy Help by Anonymous Horace G2G6 Pilot (568k points)
retagged by John Atkinson

Incidentally, this is one of those circular trees

http://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/DeBallon-Family-Tree-2

He's his own great grandpa, so it's hardly surprising his dates are odd.

Well if nothing else your header/subject line caught my attention :) and it sort of brightened my day (with amusement).

Pstttt (whispering) it makes me think - hey my own profiles aren't so bad after all (whew - relief).
Really wish someone would create that "category." I could use it at least once or twice a day.
So that is why it is not allowed to upload Gedcom in old centuries...

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I've started to clean up some of these profiles, preparing to merge the two profiles that RJ mentioned but came across http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Druce-44   which indicates that Hamlet ap Druce is part of a forged genealogy.  Presumably though it is based on Hamelin de Ballon and his father Dreux or Dru or Drogo

So the question is - should we retain the Druce profiles and merge them together with perhaps a link to the Hamelin profile (which I've changed to Ballon-7)?

Or should all 3 be merged with a note as to the forged genealogy on Hamelin's biography?

Then there appear to be at least 4 profiles for his father that will also need to be merged

by John Atkinson G2G6 Pilot (479k points)
John, I'd think they should be merged with a note on Hamelin's biography...

one of my lineal ancestors has a persistent fictional wife. We kept a profile for her that fully explains the problem & serves as an education tool as well as a place where uploaded duplicates can be merged away to.

Also - I think the closest we have in this instance for a WTF category would be the Disputed Existence category that's added by the Questionable template

Cheers, Liz

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