In trying to change something automatically, what we run into is the risk of private information being public that shouldn't be because someone made a whole series of typos, maybe putting 1790 instead of 1970. In general, WikiTree errs on the side of caution. If someone marks someone as still living, we try to honor it or take the situations one at a time. I know Paul and a few other Team members spend a bit of time looking at open profiles that should be private and private profiles that should be open, and discuss ways we might be able to expedite either privatizing or opening them. Unfortunately, all too often it comes down to no, there isn't an easy way, because we have to account for human error and not wanting to expose the private information of people who joined under our promise to keep their living family private.