Jillaine, Someone put a note somewhere that said a certain question required discussion on the Forum. Thanks for your above response inspiring a little more discussion on this one.
The issue of others either automatically or otherwise, changing profiles has occurred recently and caused such disappointment (my personal, no one's fault) that I almost quit. Wiki's Mentor-ship program is what helped get it back around a bit. However, in the last few weeks three established folks have automatically added additional given and or middle names with no basis in fact, just a name ~ one merged a person who happened to be three different people causing three generations to be one person - or maybe two, even though the births were different. I contacted and explained but have not heard back.
I'm learning better to suggest changes but creating these profiles is so time consuming alone (not to mention the years of research in the past followed by transcribing and uploading) to get it into format and collaborate too, no one could keep up with it. LOL! It can still be transcribed and uploaded a lot easier than going on the internet and finding the same thing I already have.
In fact , if a co manager would prove they have documented evidence (not from other website contributors unless accessible and sourced - not a source of a source another person's source) on profiles needing clean up, the help would be WELCOME!
I use common "terms" related to level of evidence: primary, blah blah, etc, and for unsubstantiated "family tradition by so and so suggests . . . " within a profile rather than entered into a field that makes it a fact. Another problem is the vast amount of verbiage to make it clear.
Blessings for bringing the subject up again
PS Do you think it would be possible to have an additional forum for how to 'write' a genealogy? The actual Guidelines are excellent but my experience is mostly I can't find what I want. And they are very long . . albeit when you find your answer they're a Godsend!