Locked Profile

+7 votes

I was just adding some sources to determine the birthdate on http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/May-285.

I entered a birth year from the census, selected the Uncertain indicator and the "about/uncertain but non-living" radio button for the death date, and when I saved it, I got the warning that living people couldn't have the privacy level of Open.


Could a sysop please unlock this profile?



WikiTree profile: Priscilla Gard
in WikiTree Tech by Julie Ricketts G2G6 Pilot (503k points)

This is normal operating procedure on wikitree. If we enter a birth date less than 100 years (I think), then wikitree will automatically give it a private privacy setting, removing our ability to do further editing.

A better practice might be to find a death date FIRST, assuming the person died. Then, when you enter a birth date, it won't close up.
Jillaine --

The person was about 185 years old, and I had explicitly selected the non-living option, so it shouldn't have automatically changed to a red privacy setting.

Thanks, though!

Ah, so the cutoff is 200 years, then, if there's no death date listed.

AND, you're right: if we select non-living, the system shouldn't shut down the profile. So that is a bug.

I see that Eowyn has opened it back up.
Not a bug. One of the fields had "intentionally blank because still living" marked.
So there isn't a non-living selection available? Did Julie accidentally select "intentionally blank because still living"?

Eowyn --

When I got the message, it didn't kick me out of the editing screen, and I took note of the fact that I had clicked the non-living button. Now I wish I had taken a screen shot. 

I promise you with all the coffee in my coffee cup that I didn't click on the "intentionally blank ..." button. :-/

There is a non-living option and that was (and should still be) checked. The still living option was marked in a different field than the one Julie marked non living. The system will recognize living and set privacies accordingly regardless of if non-living is marked elsewhere.
Oh geez ... did I hit that instead of the Certain indicator for location?

I'm going back to bed.

I'm sorry. :(
It happens.  It's fixed. All good :)
I owe you a favor. :-/
Yes. Yes you do. Muahahahaha.

2 Answers

+3 votes
Have you contacted the profile manager?
by Dawn Ellis G2G6 Pilot (105k points)
The profile manager hasn't been active on wikitree in over two years. Julie can try, but...
Exactly. :-)
+2 votes
The death place field had "intentionally blank because still living" selected.  I fixed it and the privacy setting.
by Eowyn Langholf G2G Astronaut (2.6m points)

Thank you. :-)

Please see my note above, though. I made note of it because I knew I had clicked the non-living button before I saved.

Just out of curiosity... why do we have an "intentionally left blank because still living" option on the death place field?

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