I am new to the Magna Carta group and far from being a expert in the field, but I can understand the reason for keeping and the reason for eliminating the "questionable Gateway Ancestors" sub-project. There could be argument made on both sides. Securing a documented trail is a task in itself, when the research and Sources are listed in primary and secondary sources like in Richardson's MCA and RA, but the time and effort to track down trails for some that are questionable is so much more of a undertaking and I am not saying it isn't a important one. Heck according to relationship finder, I am related to all the Surety Barons, but not one of my ancestors fall in line with the listed Gateway Ancestors. They would all be questionable and probably most disproven. The project does have a lot on their plate and they require us to actually participate in the project to remain badged, which I think is very smart. I have learned more as a part of this group than I have in any other that I am a part of here on wikitree and elsewhere. Just because the sub project gets deleted does not mean we as individuals can't apply Magna Carta Rules to try and confirm a questionable Gateway, right? We just would have to do it on our own accord, instead of as a sub-project. If we can find proof then we can bring it to the attention of the project to be included on a approved trail, right?
On keeping it, it does make it easier to have all questionable people in one place. Is it possible to keep the sub project going if the people who want to keep it, volunteers to manage it and lay out rules for it just like we do for the main project? Anyway, that is just some thoughts from a MC newbie.
Liz and the rest of the group, thank you for all the help, guidance and advice, through my first trail. It wasn't easy. Heck my first pick turned out to be questionable. Lol. Second one was certainly a learning experience and probably the reason some of the changes came into question with how we handle children that are uncertain, but we got through it. I have certainly learned a few things. Even though I have been doing genealogy for 20 plus years, you still are never done with learning something new. Especially in genealogy.