I posted a biography to Roberts-714 and wanted to know if this kind of post is allowed...my ID is St. John-935

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WikiTree profile: Angie Roberts
in Policy and Style by Kay Braddock G2G Crew (720 points)
recategorized by Keith Hathaway
A. Did you ask the writer's permission?

B. I wouldn't put my phone number and email in so public a place, maybe my address.
I did ask permission first and was granted permission to add this post. The people are so very interested in what is happening in their house that they are anxious to find out more about the Roberts family. She asked to have her address and phone number there.
Regarding personal information - the fact that she asked still doesn't make it right to do.  There are all kinds of bad guys out there waiting to pounce on any kind of contact information to use for everything from advertising to scams to virus mongering to ID frauds, and including selling the information on lists to other purveyors of bad stuff.

Although she should know better ... the operant word there is "should" ... I think you could do her a favor and not put it there plus educate her about why.
I agree with Anne and Gaile. You should remove that data. Instead you might put a note suggesting that anyone with more information put it in a public comment or send it to you as a private message. That would satisfy the objective of those folks.
Aside from the tips already shared... I'd say it looks great.  It helps a profile come alive to have some sort of biography.  Good work :)
I took everyone's suggestions and edited it. Thank you all!

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That person doesn't need a genealogist, they need a priest or maybe a medium, haha.
by Crispin Reedy G2G6 Mach 4 (42.2k points)

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