Do older pending mergers not show in 'Browse Matches'?

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I have come across many profiles that have mergers dating back to 2011-2012. The profile managers are active (newest merge proposals are handled within 1-2 days) and when I send a p.m. about the old mergers the reply is always they were unaware of the proposed merger.

So I am wondering, is this a glitch and wikitree isn't showing the oldest "Merges Waiting on Me " in "Browse Matches"?

If so, would it be better to remove the old merger and initiate a new merger?

I ask this because I am always using up my alloted 10/day p.m./b.b. trying to get mergers moving forward. If it is a glitch, then I will remove older mergers and start a new merger, saving my p.m./b.b. for the newest mergers with inactive managers.

If this would cause a problem, will someone in wikitree admin  or tech let me know.

in WikiTree Tech by Michelle Brooks G2G6 Mach 2 (22.9k points)
retagged by Keith Hathaway

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There could be several problems here, members that have been here for a while may not be aware of the new matches viewing options so never check the merges waiting on me list.

As merges are displayed newest first they may not be aware there are more pages of meges that are older.

I see nothing wrong with removing the old merge and readding it, they will get a message about it and you say many then react. You could also try a message on profile like, 'you may have missed the merge request', that works a lot for me.

Perhaps I should look at the merging and matching faqs a way to educate members , nothing is mentioned there about the new pending views pages.
by R. G. G2G6 Pilot (213k points)
selected by Terry Wright
Thanks Rhian.

After posting my question, I began ''removing and re-initiating'' the oldest mergers. Profile managers have already responded with completed mergers.

I was asking  because I wasn't sure if this would be 'okay' or if there were some hidden rule against using that procedure - I have been posting on the profile and sending private messages on mergers I have made starting with my oldest ... I was just looking for a way to conserve my 10/day quota for the managers that are no longer active on wikitree and need the profile opened.

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