Lag time on WT before recognizing a possible merge?

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Hi Cousins. Is there a lag time after entering a profile before it shows up for a merge? My family tree is rather tangled, with folks living and marrying in the same area for 200 years in rural North Carolina. So, when I enter a name that reappears in another family, WT doesn’t recognize the info as exactly the same if I have entered both in a short time span. Do I just enter it and them merge later since I’m not getting a cue from WT, or is there an easier way? Wish there was an “attach” command like in my FTM program. Many thanks.
in WikiTree Help by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
There is an attach command.  You put the WikiTree ID of the profile you want to attach in the first box on the form.  Don't fill in the rest of the form.
Of course! Thanks RJ. Working too fast means I miss things.

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Not quite sure what you mean by 'shows up for a merge.'  You are right that sometimes a matching profile does not present at the time you create a new profile.  If you made the other profile, how could you not know it was the same person?  Heedlessly creating duplicates is bad mojo.   When in doubt, search first.

The equivalent of Attach is where WT allows you to enter a WikiID when adding a parent, child, or spouse to a profile.
by Herbert Tardy G2G6 Pilot (632k points)
Thanks so much, Herbert. I think I got it now. Like I told RJ, I miss things when I work too fast.
WT is very unforgiving of undue haste.  Just about anything can be fixed, but the penalty is often quite stiff in terms of time and aggro.

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