I also have proposed a merge of one of my profiles with a private profile, but the manager has never responded to the request nor to my message. The individual died in 1965, but the other manager set the profile to private with public biography. The profiles need to be merged. Can anything be done?
WikiTree profile Odie Murl Geesey
Trudy, In this case, it doesn't look like these are the same men. One was born and lived in North Carolina and the other in Kentucky. I would probably reject the merge.
But your question is what to do about a profile when there is a proposed merge and one of the Profile Managers is inactive. I would put a message on the profile and also send a private message to the Profile Manager. As the Privacy Setting is Private, it cannot be opened for adoption. The process for Private profiles is HERE.