Recently I noticed that the new changes to profiles, where there are options to select concerning the adding of sources, to me, we have added a new dimension to the problem of "Unsourced Profiles.
When a new member or anyone for that matter adds a new profile to WikiTree and they choose this:
"Unsourced family tree handed down to (name of profile manager)"
How does that really help?? First, now the tag "Unsourced" that used to be attached when no sources present, is no longer attached. This causes the profile not to stand out as an unsourced profile and that profile is not automatically added to WikiTree's unsourced list.
To me that leaves others when researching their family ancestors to come across unsourced, undocumented profiles that may be left that way for months or even longer. And without the tag, only when a sharp eyed data doctor or project leader can the profile fully be identified and listed as an unsourced profile.
Our weekend challenges (especially the ones working on sourcing profiles) miss these profiles completely, as there is no tag present causing that profile not to be listed in the unsourced WikiTree category that they are working on. Same thing when one wants to help (on their own) to source their particular surname, all these new unsourced profiles will not be found because of the way one can put that comment from the start with no automatic designation that stands out... that this profile is unsourced.
Also our database errors report updates will not pick up that these profiles that are unsourced, if left the way they are currently.