Can I fix an obvious typo?

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I have seen typos in pre-1700 profiles. Can I fix these obvious typo in the pre-1700 profile without being part of a project? Fixing the typo neither adds data, nor changes data, it could be as simple adding a space between words or correcting spelling.

I am pre-1700 certified.
in The Tree House by George Fulton G2G6 Pilot (684k points)

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Yes, you can fix typos on pre-1700 profiles without being part of a project.  See Help:Pre-1700 Profiles:  "Minor changes and clear improvements in accordance with style rules generally don't need to be discussed."  

by Kerry Larson G2G6 Pilot (240k points)
selected by George Fulton
Thank you, this makes sense. The warning that comes up when you click the edit tab seems to prohibit anything without discussing it. The warning should be reworded.

I believe the message is intended to alert people to the existence of pre-1700 projects and the need to coordinate with cognizant projects, as appropriate.

You are already a member of the Quakers project, which includes pre-1700 content (although it's not currently on the pre-1700 projects list). If you find yourself wanting to make substantive edits in other pre-1700 areas, I hope you will use your knowledge of WikiTree projects to find the project(s) you ought to coordinate with. If not, the form exists to help people connect with projects.

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