You add a family member that is still living. Family starts being very ugly. How do you handle this delima?

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Line 5 of the Honor Code that everyone has to sign in order to enter information here:

We respect privacy. We privacy-protect anything we think our family members might not want public. If that's not enough for someone, we delete their personal information.

So if it truly is creating an issue with a living family member and they do not want their information here - you can first privacy-protect the profile so that the information can't be viewed by anyone but the family member, and then if that is not enough, you can ask for the profile to be removed.

by Scott Fulkerson G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
selected by Jillaine Smith
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You set the privacy level to RED if they are living; if a minor child set them to BLACK. Otherwise set to GREEN for public. If they were born over 100 years ago there should be no call for ugliness. They won't be able to view the private or anonymous profiles unless they are using your ID to log on to WikiTree.

You can also delete the data that the family doesn't approve of. If worst comes to the worst get permission to delete them.

by Rosemary Jones G2G6 Pilot (244k points)
nobody should be using anyone else's ID to log on to Wikitree. The person whose ID it is should obtain the relative's e-mail address and invite them :)
True, but I'm sure it happens.

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