So I've been on WikiTree for about two years and have created around 200 profiles - very few of which have connected into the big tree - so I haven't had too many dealings with others editing the profiles I created.
My question concerns Huff-3525, which I created a few days ago after conducting a fair amount of research. I included 19 source citations for everything from census and marriage records, to historical books that referenced the people involved.
It's not a perfect profile, as none of them are, but I try to make sure all of my profiles have verifiable sources for everything I include.
So, like a day after I create the profile, someone came along and added a father and a big chunk of text on top of what I had created. All of it was information I already had, but hadn't good sources for yet. There were no sources given with this edit, other than the messsage that came with it: "entered bio from file researched in 1995 by [someone else]; need to merge with prior data".
Then the following "source" was added to the profile: "[someone else], "Peter and Margaret Huff of KY, OH, MI", file dated 10/3/95" - with no links. I never received a mesage or email from the editor, either.
My question is, how am I supposed to handle this?
Should I delete it? Should I move it to the bottom of the page with a note that it is unsourced material? (I sometimes do that on my own profiles with research leads and such).
I've never used any other genealogy site before, and I really like the concept behind WikiTree, I just want to make sure that, as I gradually encounter more users of the tree that I am not stepping on toes, while still making sure that my profiles are all properly sourced.
Thanks for any advice!
Edit: Thanks for the replies, everyone. One of the responders simply reverted the change for me, but I decided to re-write his changes and add the non-redundant parts back (with attribution) in under a "Research Notes" section at the bottom. I also contacted the editor to let him know, and asked about making edits to the (unsourced) father that he added.