How do we delete a GEDCOM (that also includes pre-1700 profiles)?

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Unfortunately there has been another duplication by GEDCOM including some pre-1700 profiles. Louisa Maria (Cordier) Pienaar (formerly Jacob) b3 (abt. 1685 - 1774) is a copy of Louise (Cordier) Pienaar (abt. 1682 - 1774) - there has been perhaps a hundred other duplicates made (at least) ...

The duplicates have been made today. Neither the http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:Delete page nor the page on bulk deletion is making it clear how the deletion should be done ...

Me and my team are seething and near to quiiting with disappointment and exhaustion - we had understood that this would be something of the past - how much must we roll before our repeated pleas for a pre-1800 GEDCOM-stop and -certification will be heard?

WikiTree profile: Louisa Maria Pienaar (formerly Jacob)

WikiTree profile: Louise Pienaar
in The Tree House by Philip van der Walt G2G6 Pilot (158k points)
edited by Philip van der Walt
I really wished I could help or make them 'disappear', maybe the member who imported them is willing to help and delete them ? If they were imported less than 48 hours ago this should be possible if I'm correct ?
I deleted the ones that were obvious duplicates in his Watchlist. I don't know what ones are already existing elsewhere but as I just told Bea, if someone wants to give me a list I can delete those too.

Also, I realize it's not exactly what you are asking for Philip, but the tech team has on its to-do list to prevent pre-1700 individuals in imports.
Ok, thanks Eowyn, I'll see if I can quickly get a list of duplicates, thanks! (I'm new to this - when you delete a GEDCOM-duplicated profile, does that also include that profile's descendant profiles?).
Thank you so much Eowyn for the help ! I think you saved the day for the whole team, and of course hope it's priority number one on the tech teams to-do list ;)
Many thanks for everyone that respond so quick to safe us hours and hours of unnecessary work.
Thank you very much  Bea and Eowyn I was thinking of running away, never to return. You are awesome!!!

Philip thanks for looking after the COGH as if it is your own child. I love working with you and Bea.
Thank you all, especially Ronel ... you are my muse and "steunpilaar" (trnsl. "supporting pillar") along with Bea ...
Thanks Susan ... you are my other "steunpilaar" and has done an enormous amount of time sourcing and validating with primary records, de-duplication that I sitll haven't even got the time to acknowledge yet ... I feel especially disappointed for your part and also inspired by your perserverance ... vreeslik baie dankie en slaap lekker - you deserve it ...!

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