Unconnected/dateless profiles of people who are almost certainly still alive-delete?

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While looking through the unconnected profiles page, I have found some that I believe represent living people based on their modern given names, such as the sibling set of [[Webber-16 | Tanner Webber]], [[Webber-17 | Hunter Webber]], and [[Webber-15 | Meghan Webber]], and [[Sanders-137 | Madysen Lynn Sanders]], [[Sanders-150 | Brodie Allen Sanders]], [[Sanders-151 | Allie Amanda Sanders]], and [[Sanders-157 | Hunter Allen Sanders]]. There are people bearing the same name as all of the Sanderses who are listed as being children of 1970s-born parents on another genealogy website. I feel like the odds of these people being alive--and potentially under 13--is very high. Should they be deleted? 

(edit: can't figure out how to get all of the links to show up correctly, sorry.)

WikiTree profile: Winifred Sanders
in Policy and Style by G Gaffin G2G3 (3.9k points)

1 Answer

+3 votes
At the risk of sounding callous, what is the value of having a name in the database with absolutely no identifying information other than a name? If they came with an uploaded gedcom, perhaps they were erroneously in that gedcom to begin with.

Why not delete them?
by George Fulton G2G6 Pilot (509k points)
I don't know how to delete them (they're not my profiles--they're orphans). I was hoping maybe someone else could.

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