What can you do if you get no reply to a pending merge?

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I'm new to WikiTree, I think the concept is great but I'm not so sure about the practice.

I  have questions:

What can be done when the manager of a profile is no longer active in WikiTree and there are pending merges that are being held up? Is it then ok to create a duplicate individual?

I have contacted several people about common ancestors and asked for permission to link to their profiles but I don't seem to get any responses after two weeks. I'm willing to wait longer but at some point I'd like to proceed.

What do you do if a profile has incorrect information but the manager is not willing to change it?

Thanks
in Genealogy Help by Eugene Quigley G2G6 Mach 7 (74.6k points)

1 Answer

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Hi Eugene,

There are actions that can be taken when profile managers are no longer active on WikiTree. See Unresponsive Profile Managers.

Also, if a profile you want to merge is a historically-significant ancestor, Supervisors (like myself) can perform the merge without the cooperation of the other profile manager. This allows us to clean up the many duplicates of famous ancestors.

~Lianne

by Lianne Lavoie G2G6 Pilot (419k points)

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