To be honest if I had more info to add to the middle of a profile, rather than re-number them all, I'd just give the new source the next number. Especially in the likes of the one profile I linked to above where there are 27 sources with many of those associated multiple times to multiple facts. And if the person who has come along afterwards that wants to add info/sources, isn't among those who understand and can type up all the wiki-formatting-speak, it's not going to work anyway if I've done it all wiki-speak. It will achieve only a mess. At least with the way I've done it is really easy for everyone to understand and duplicate. The sources are there, they are clearly labelled and associated - it all makes sense whether you are a computer whiz, a genealogist, or a member of the public.
Both ways have their disadvantages/advantages the way I see it. But at the end of the day in wikitree's own words ... "But don't get hung up on this. The important thing is citing the source, not how it's done."
So again I ask ... why isn't competent sourcing enough? Really? Why are folk being stopped from creating great profiles pre 1500 if they have excellent information, are prepared to spend hours typing it up clearly into wikitree, and have the passion for good genealogy? Why isn't demonstrating that enough? All these be involved in a project, be active in g2g, and the like conditions too are a tad pressuring. It's like blackmail to be honest.
Re inline sourcing, I understand in the likes of wikipedia which is more clinical, it is an encyclopedia after all, more clinical formatting is all good, well, and necessary. But this is a world wide family tree, we are a community, as is cited time and again here in g2g - we are collaborating, working together, sharing, a family. So why the ostracism? Why statements like "to be eligible for pre-1500 certification you need to understand inline sourcing, you need to fit in"?? It is our birth right that we already fit in!
The pre-1500 certification is almost something of an elitist award, the nobles of the tree. The peasants need to know their place, even if they do have decent brains. Sorry, but that is the way it is starting to make me feel.
I was sitting here this morning thinking about the pre-1500 profiles I have the potential to add to the tree and the best way to go about it given I can't add them. I was thinking, ok, so that I'm not a pain to people sending heaps of private messages or posting 20 (the limit) public messages a day, I'll type everything up in word, one profile at a time, and copy and paste it into g2g in a question "Can a pre 1500 certified person please add this person to the tree". I'll do the same for each child, spouse, etc ...... until they are all done. But then I realised since I work up one branch at a time, bookmark where the branch branches out while I continue up, get to the end of that one, come back down and up the next, in a pattern, always bookmarking as I go with notes attached - ie - add siblings, parents, until eventually I work my way through all the bookmarks and all the way back down to where the original branch started .... what an absolute nightmare it would all become doing it via questions and c&p word documents. I would be spending all my time waiting and hoping that someone has the time to do the profiles, always checking back to g2g, pretty much waiting for that person to come along who has nothing else to do except all my work. Does that person exist here?
Seriously, I understand some of the pre-requisites for pre-1500 certification, but not all. I don't know how many currently have the badge today, it was 186 people a couple of days back, 186 I would assume very busy people.
At the end of the day, do wikitree want the profiles or not? Are we a family or not? And what does "But don't get hung up on this. The important thing is citing the source, not how it's done." mean, if it doesn't mean but don't get hung up on this, the important thing is citing the source, not how it's done?