What should the badge for historically-significant ancestors say?

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We're about to add the badges for historically-significant ancestors. (Something long-asked for by Lindsay, especially, and discussed here.)
What should the badge say? Something like this?
This is the profile for an historically-significant ancestor. It should be the only one for this person. Duplicates should be merged into this profile. The Profile Manager is the designated representative of a user group. Important decisions about the profile are made collaboratively. Please join the group -- we need your help improving this profile and others like it. Click here for more information.
Thoughts? I think it should be short. The details can all be on the HSA page and in the pages for the user groups.
in Policy and Style by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
Thanks for your feedback, Martyn, Chris, and Debby. I made some little tweaks and will go ahead with this for now: http://www.wikitree.com/images/banners/historical.gif

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I think it should be a bit shorter still but with a link to a help page.


This is the profile for an historically-significant ancestor and should be the only one for this person. Pleas emerge any profile you have created into this profile. 

by Martyn Grifhorst G2G6 Mach 2 (24.4k points)
selected by Deborah Mayes
I agree. The shorter the better. While you were posting I was working on this draft of the banner: http://www.wikitree.com/images/banners/historical.gif
Looks great! But remember not everybody is as good in English.
Words like 'designated', 'colaborative' could be hard to understand, and since it is an image, Google Translate won't help ...
But if they followed the link to the HSA page or a help page couldn't they get a Goggle translation there?
+3 votes

Something like:

Profiles for people born more than 300 years ago must have an Open Privacy Level : should always be accepted when MATCHED to an ancestor with the correct date, spouses etc., preventing  hundreds of duplicates.   Prior to merging, remove any sources that reference gedcoms or other familytrees that can’t be viewed completely or are from paid and not public resources.       

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (897k points)
Thanks, Chris. By the way, 27K G2G points! Impressive!

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