I imported some dummy profiles by accident. Is there a WikiTree graveyard for such?

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When doing research, I sometimes add dummy profiles with a small amount of information and hope to get some hints from the added structure. I try to remove these before creating a Gedcom, but missed a few.  Since it appears WikiTree cannot remove profiles, where is the rug that I should sweep them under?
in The Tree House by Weldon Smith G2G6 Mach 2 (21.0k points)
Just merge them into some legitimate profile that you also manage.
Thanks Anne. My unattached profiles have names of real people, and sometimes actual dates, But I have never found evidence for making them 'my' people. The subsequent answer here tells me WikiTree wants me not to merge such a profile for sake of eliminating it. Since I only have three such that I've found so far in my import, I will leave them as unattached profiles, but they will not have a bio section, only a research section that provides a link to the Research section of the descendant I was hoping to connect to, and vice versa. Hopefully, they have some connection to living people and will eventually be claimed.

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Weldon, I would not create any more "Dummy /Dump" profiles to start with. http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Duplicates !

from WikiTree Help Index http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Deletion_FAQ at the bottom o this linked page is: Recycling WikiTree Profiles Link: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Recycling_WikiTree_IDs . 

P.S. I also have a few "floaters" lol :)

G2G links on this subject: http://www.wikitree.com/g2g/91478/avoid-creating-duplicate-record-adding-ancestor-ancestry , http://www.wikitree.com/g2g/85749/how-do-i-merge-a-person-i-mistakenly-entered-twice , 

by Anonymous Vickery G2G6 Pilot (240k points)
selected by Weldon Smith

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