The tags that I follow, Vickery, Goode, Edmonston, Hudson, Duesler & a few more; that may have been abandoned, I adopt these profiles & work to merge the ones I adopt. Most recently I adopted 50 or so abandoned Goode & Connected Profiles,Surname Profiles. Many times others adopt these Profiles as it may be a part of what they are working on.
P.S. Here is my 3rd Gr. Gf. http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Smith-66656 . :)