IMO, the current Wikitree Guidelines, as written and explained may violate the honor code.
Quality Assurance groups do not try a prove something works, they try and prove something fails. In genealogy, DNA is used as a quality assurance Tool. IMO, In Genealogy DNA tests using only known trees are designed for the purpose of Quality Assurance. A positive match, using auDNA, between 2 Known DNA testers, even at the 4th cousin level, at least one segment that can be traced between those 2 DNA tests up to but not including the most recent common ancestors.
Outside of Wikitree, a single segment means that there is virtually no chance of a Non-Paternal event because DNA, at least at certain levels, only returns the Positive Matches and Positive Matches don’t prove a negative. It is accurate to say that there is virtually no chance that both the documentation and DNA results will have produced a false positive. Wikitree disagrees, which is why we can’t confirm with DNA this part of the tree.
Outside of Wikitree, living people and DNA information are never public. Whenever the results of DNA comparisons are published, a statement of a relationship between 2 DNA tests is accepted. There is no requirement that a paper trail between these 2 DNA testers, even those customarily considered private, has to be public so that it can be independently verified.
My grandfather’s publicly available documentation contains the name of his Non-biological father. 7 DNA tests confirm a Non-Paternal Event as well as the identity of his Biological father. I have explained this to all the living relatives affected by this event, and they agree.
But I will not provide all the documentation that allows for the public to independently verify relationships between two living people. In my particular example, there is no documentation to verify independently. It's an NPE. This includes producing documentation such as birth certificate tied to a DNA sample, which would be necessary to separately verify a biological relationship when other traditionally accepted documentation tells a different story.
I am told that the honor code may be involved so I have removed the DNA confirmed status for those Profiles I manage, since (1) it can’t be used by NPE’s and Adoptees, and (2) I will not make the complete paper trail available to the public for those who I consider Private.
In my case, I named the biological father as the father, and the status as uncertain, because no documentation exists and the documentation that does exist is not publicly available. This is the closest I can get to being both accurate and stay within the Wikitree guidelines.