How do I adopt an ancestor with a profile but no adoption invitation?

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I have reached a point where one of my great grandfathers (Ransom Ripley 1786-1842) has a father with an existing profile (Thaddeus Ripley 1746-1831). But the existing profile for Thaddeus lists "no profile manager" and it does not have an accompanying invitation to adopt the Thaddeus profile. I have signed the honor code. How can I get past this existing profile?
WikiTree profile: Thaddeus Ripley
in WikiTree Help by Gary Taylor G2G Crew (830 points)

4 Answers

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Best answer
Were you logged in when you didn't see the link to adopt the profile?  You would have to be because people who are not members cannot adopt orphaned profiles.
by Gaile Connolly G2G6 Pilot (780k points)
selected by Sandra Davidson
+9 votes

 

On his profile itself you should see:

No Profile Manager [adopt this profile]

Just click on adopt this profile and your set!

by Dorothy Barry G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
+5 votes

My money is on Gaile's answer. When I look at that profile, I see the link for adopting it.

And if there was already a profile manager, you could submit a request to be added to the Trusted List. (You need to know this because I predict that you will soon be encountering profiles for ancestors that are managed by another relative.)

Anyway, since this is an Open profile, you could edit it without being the profile manager or a trusted list member.

by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
Interesting. When I went back into the profile, WikiTree had already appointed me to be the new manager. But I still never saw an invitation to adopt old Thaddeus. I guess he belongs to me now. I promise to take good care of him and add some real sources.
+3 votes
Two things about this:

First, I still do not see Gary as the manager of Thaddeus Ripley.

Second, it does not seem to be a widely known feature, but that nice, user friendly Adopt This Profile link does not appear for a member who has made less than 100 contributions, no matter what other qualifications they have.

There is still an adoption option available on the privacy tab for you, Gary. Below all the locks.

I know this because I had the same problem with a project account.
by Eva Ekeblad G2G6 Pilot (375k points)

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