Removal of source links from adopted profiles

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So the other day I decided to prune my watchlist, not because I ceased to have an interest in the profiles but because I am headed ever closer to the 5000 watchlist recommended limit. I was overjoyed that someone adopted some of them but that joy was soon tempered when I realised that the person had removed all of the clickable links to free sources and replaced them with non-clickable references.
 Before, I could click on those Familysearch sources and get the censuses open in a second and from there it was a single click to the original  image at Findmypast. Now I have to search manually every time I want to see a census on those profiles, which may still be related to other profiles I still manage. I am not a happy bunny. Why hinder research in this way? It makes no sense whatsoever. I won't be orphaning any more profiles in the future because I don't want the easy access links to information within them destroyed.
in Policy and Style by Gillian Causier G2G6 Pilot (243k points)
People shouldn't be removing valid data in that fashion.

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Perhaps you could contact the new manager and explain nicely.  You can then go into the changes tab and restore the links.
by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (538k points)
selected by Robin Lee
Yes, since the URLs are preserved in the Change History, they can be restored without a great deal of difficulty.
I went into the changes tab and copied/pasted the links into the sources list so as not to revert any of the bio additions made after I orphaned the profile.

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