Can we make Mary Allerton a Notable? (Allerton-6)

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Mary (Allerton) Cushman, (Allerton-6) was the last survivor of the Mayflower, and has a statue to her honor in Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.  She is a Mayflower Protected Profile but it seems reasonable also she would be listed as a Notable.  Children in the U.S. are taught her name in school as a notable figure in the earliest of America's story. Thoughts?
WikiTree profile: Mary Cushman
in The Tree House by Cynthia Rushing G2G6 Mach 3 (32.9k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

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She does meet the requirements for the Notables Project but since she is already listed in another project I would hesitate to add her to another project.
by Dale Byers G2G Astronaut (1.4m points)
selected by Cynthia Rushing
Dale thank you for a reply on this profile. I've never quite understood why an individual should only be under one project, especially when they're a notable person. I know when I first began I would scroll through the notables project and see a singer, or inventor of a random thing included, but someone as Mary Allerton not included.  Seems to me that the Notable listing should be given to many others who qualify in addition to being in one category.

I'll leave this question for much more experienced and talented genealogists than me and respect any consensus. Thanks again Dale.
I tend to agree with Cynthia, if the WikiTree rule is that a profile can only belong to one project at a time, it seems Notables would sometimes defy that rule and result in a conflict. It may or may not be an edge case scenario, however, depending on how many projects are started on WikiTree that overlap Notables. I can't think of a practical reason why a profile would have this limitation. But I'm new here so there is a lot I am not yet clear about!
I believe that it is just recommended  that a profile only belong to one project to reduce the potential conflicts that would result if the different projects have differing standards. In this case the Mayflower Project is already on the profile and I do not know how many people overlap with the Notable Project. I just tend to err on the side of caution.  The bottom line is we do not want the projects fighting over changes to profiles.
Understand the hope to prevent conflicts amongt groups because of differing standards. But maybe wikitree is big enough so we need to have a site wide standard and then groups can adjust as needed. I'm somewhat new here so maybe I just don't know what I'm talking about.

However to me it sounds similar to a country that has one set of laws and each state their own which causes conflicts. As I said I may not understand the overall issues well enough and leave the decisions to the genealogists with more experience.

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