I'm sure this has already been reshashed, but with the new privacy rules, every living notable is now unlisted. I looked up one today, too see about his ancestry. I was a fan and thought I could maybe add a bit to his tree.
But it was unlisted and I could see nothing. There was nothing for me to work on.
So that brings me to the question. What's the point of creating profiles for living notables if no one can so much as even look at them or even get the slightest idea what their ancestry is.
I'm not talking disclosing any information, that is sensitive. Queen Elizabeth the 2nd is now unlisted, yet I can go on Wikipedia and learn a lot about her.
Perhaps a special profile could be created, where you can see the name, some very basic biographical info and links to any parents. Granted some of these people have living parents, but some do not.
But at least from my perspective, there is absolutely no point in creating profiles for living notables anymore. You can't see them, you can't learn about them and you can't research them, without express permission from the manager.
And considering that 95% of my merge requests are simply ignored, good luck in getting on the trusted list for any of them. You'll sent the request and most of the time, you'll never hear anything back.
Perhaps this sounds like a gripe, and it is, but I think it is a valid question nonetheless.
Is there any point in having them. And if we're going with the mega privacy route, then perhaps they should all be deleted. Unless those people join wikitree and create their own profiles, themselves. Perhaps then, only dead notables should be allowed.