While going through and double checking that only my hsa profiles were locked, I decided to pick a few random profiles to work on. I often get caught up on only one family line and need to spice things up a bit ;) Anyway, I checked up Eva la Zouche. I found that she matched several other profiles, but since she is an hsa, carefully checked to see if a merging process had started. It didn't look like the group had started to merge her, but at the very least another super (Kathy P) had a nicer profile for her, and it had been merged into several times. I went ahead and locked her profile, and started the merge process of mine into hers. This is where the problem popped up:
The system is set up to merge into the lower profile numbers, and as a safeguard for those who would rather not do this, you are not given the option to reverse the merge. Unfortunately, we as supers, at least, have found that merging into the lowest profile is not always the best option. In this case, because Kathy's profile for Eva had been merged into several times, I chose to merge into hers, so there were not a lot of "bounces" through profile numbers until the final profile page is reached. But, with the system automatically merging into the lowest number and with my locking Kathy's profile as the final one, I ended up with an endless circle of "you must merge into the lower profile" (which was my loner profile) clicking that and getting the message that "you cannot merge this profile because it is locked".
Now, I could unlock Kathy's profile for Eva, but because it has a few merges into it already, this would create a bit of a mess, whereas all the other Eva profiles out there have no merges, and seem like it would be more prudent to merge them into the existing merged profile, even if it is not the lower number.
Did I make all that as clear as mud?