@ George: Over the years, the purpose and use of PPP has changed. Today, yes, there are many profiles that are inappropriately "locked" (with the PPP/project-protected profile box checked) but it had not been a misuse of PPP at the time it was applied. That's why I'm starting a review of my watchlist profiles.
@ all: I posted this, as I said, so that I could point to a fairly comprehensive explanation as I made my way through my reviews. I am currently working on profiles in my own watchlist, to get a feel for how to conform to the clarified guidelines, before working on profiles in projects I lead/co-lead.
@ Eva, Ros & everyone:
Re: One Name Study/One Place Study projects: I had been involved earlier in discussions about options & had decided that I would skip changing the ONS template on profiles I managed for now, until the project announced what direction they were going to take. One of the options was to use stickers instead of project boxes, because profiles displaying stickers do not have the requirement that project boxes do (to add the corresponding project account as manager). I believe this is the option they're going with, but I also believe that logistics are still being worked out (since I haven't seen any announcement about it).
One of the Name Studies I founded was actually a family study & since the LNAB could be any number of styles/spellings based on available records (which included a wide variety even in a single document), many of them were protected... by the space-page Family Study Project that I began and which does not qualify for a project account. Many of the descendants in the study were already under the New Netherland Settlers Project. Many of the ancestors in the study are being placed under the Dutch Roots Project. As I go through my review, I'm finding a project with a project account for ONS profiles needing protection but otherwise leaving the ONS information/template alone.
@ Troy. I believe the profile for Gen. Washington meets the requirements for PPP and will remain protected and managed by a project (just to confirm what you apparently already figured out, based on your second comment).
@ RJ. Good questions & my apologies that I have no answers.
Hope that covered everything. RJ, I'll send a note to the Leaders Google Group with a link to your post to see if others may have an answer.