Can a wiki user change the default privacy settings for people they add?

+4 votes
I understand the reasons behind habing a universal "private" default setting when new people are added, but is there a way in settings to change the default of living adults be what we individually prefer? It not only takes more time to go back in and edit the privacy settings but I'm suspecting a good number of the merges are a result of this default.
in The Tree House by Cynthia Rushing G2G6 Mach 3 (33.0k points)
I am also interested in this question.  In my case, and considering our purpose here, I think I would set default to "Private with Public family tree" as I entered living people. -NGP

2 Answers

+3 votes
You have to be very careful about peoples' legal rights to privacy when they are living, that is why it has a default private setting.
by Gillian Causier G2G6 Pilot (236k points)
+6 votes

Hi, Cynthia!

Here's the Help page on Privacy levels:

You can't change the default, but you can use the Bulk Privacy Level change tool to do many profiles at once. Just be careful that you're keeping sensitive information -- birthdates, locations, other biographical facts, etc -- private according to point #5 in the Honor Code.


by Julie Ricketts G2G6 Pilot (378k points)

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