Member w “Public” privacy status on 19th C individuals unresponsive to attempts to contact

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Hi folks, It seems a considerable portion of my ancestry consists of profiles managed here by one single person. Many of these profiles are currently skimpy on information, and I happen to have a lot of what is missing. Unfortunately the manager has the privacy settings for many of these 19th century people locked on “Public,” meaning nothing can happen - no edits of improvements - without my being placed on the trusted list. Accordingly, I have messaged the person requesting trusted status, left notes on certain profiles’ pages, and proposed several mergers— but have heard nothing back. We have not had a single exchange. I am not assuming ill intentions, or anything else negative, and I’m not mad. I would simply like to figure a way  around this (apparently procedural) impasse and share the data I have on these folks.  The guiding spirit of WikiTree is collaboration, but if one locks the profiles, and then doesn’t respond to messages sent through proper channels, it makes collaboration, not to mention improvement of the data, essentially impossible. Would love to hear your collective advice on how best to move forward. Many thanks in advance…
in Policy and Style by LS Lawrence G2G Crew (460 points)
The next step in the process was suggested by Jamie, below.  Sadly, I have had exactly the same problems, as have many of us.  The Unresponsive profile manager way is what we always try to do, even though it's a little slow.

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Since you have tried contacting them and have had no success, this might be helpful: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Unresponsive_Profile_Managers
by Jamie Nelson G2G6 Pilot (291k points)
selected by Kathy Zipperer
That's helpful. Thanks Jamie! and Thanks Kathy!

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