Issue with seeing an immediate family member's profile with wrong info/no response to kind messages of correction?

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I noticed that someone had entered my Grandmother, Edythe (Howarth) Guyette (Born: Mary Edith Aruilla Howarth). I looked at the information someone had put for her and noticed that her birth date, etc. were listed fine. I then noticed her husband was completely wrong. I was quite surprised. Arthur Hamblin was listed as her husband with a New Hampshire Marriage Record mentioned. I researched the marriage record and saw that Arthur Isaiah Baker Hamblin had married a Mary Guyette (Guyette is her maiden name). The parents for Mary were not my Great Grandparents but a Fred and Sarah Guyette. They mistakenly connected the wrong woman & husband to my Grandmother and Great Grandparents. I have proof of my Grandmother, Thankfullly so, and who she really married. I contacted the person by private message. Two of my other cousins told me they also private messaged the individual about the error. No one received a response. I then made a public comment two weeks ago explaining that I can give her the correct information and marriage record to add with no response. This being my Grandmother, this is a very real eyesore for me. I did enter my tree and in doing so I needed to connect my Mother and Grandfather. It now shows her as having two husbands which was not the case. I was glad no one had put up my Mom's information. It would have been devastating for me to see my Mother's information entered wrongly. Has anyone else come across this issue and how did it make you feel with someone so closely connected to you and not a distant ancestor?
WikiTree profile: Edythe Guyette
in Genealogy Help by Cathleen Moss G2G Crew (360 points)
Thank you so much E Childs and Eddie King. I made the changes and explained why I made the changes. I have also added her picture.

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Best answer
It's an open profile. You can edit it. Just do your corrections and leave an explanatory note on it's bulletin board. Be sure to put your documents verifying in the bio section.
by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (534k points)
selected by Dennis Wheeler
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I would feel just as uneasy in this situation - we're protective of our family because we love them (it's a good thing!) Have you tried requesting to be on the trusted list? If you're approved you could fix the errors yourself. Otherwise, perhaps this person is no longer active? Click on their profile and see if they've added anything recently. If not, you can report them as inactive and hopefully get the management of your grandmother's page transferred to you. Good luck - I totally understand how upsetting this is for you. Keep us updated!
by E Childs G2G6 Pilot (102k points)

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