I'm afraid that this is now going to cause quite a problem in creating a spate duplicates of persons who do not have a date of death and are marked Unlisted now on WikiTree. Especially for new users who do not understand completely the rules and policies of WikiTree yet. If unlisted do not show up in searches, does this affect the GEDCOMpare search parameters and possibly not show up as a Suggested Match. Haven't had a chance to test yet and I have to go out for the day. Will test tonight and I haven't seen a GEDCOMpare user question on this yet.
Possible ideas to think about:
1) Do not permit GEDCOMpare to allow folks to add new Profiles from names in their GEDCOM files that do not have a date of death. These will have to be added manually as the Add a Person Page does show Unlisted Profile when I try to Add one of my recently unlisted Profile names.
2) Make the use of GEDCOMpare a Badge required function of WikiTree with the certification process based on the Pre-1500 Badge certification. Actually, I feel this is something that need to be done anyways.
Most of the additions I have made to WikiTree have been through the use of Gedcom files, I am not against their use and feel they are a valuable tool....in the right hands. Lord knows I screwed up when I first added names through gedcom files and am now paying the price by going back over all of Profiles on my Watch List to make sure they are within WikiTree Styles and Standards. What a pain that is let me tell you. LOL