So did I. After seeing what gedcoms did I chose to enter all my profiles one at a time rather than by uploading a gedcom. The advantage was that I got to check every profile as I entered them, correcting errors in my original tree. It gave me an opportunity to review all my profiles one at a time, build a new research plan identifying what data was missing and validating every comment in the biographies. I’ve been on WikiTree for about 12 months, joined a number of projects, help with Data Doctors, Sourcerers etc and learnt a lot as I went. I’ve always been grateful that I didn’t go the gedcom route when I see the gedcom messes I clean up for Data Doctors etc.
My recommendation would be to prevent gedcom uploads. I’ve worked professionally in data cleansing and database management and the saying “Garbage in, garbage out” is so true. We have some awesome people working hard to get clean quality profiles. If we can prevent the rubbish being bulk loaded into WikiTree there will be more time for quality research rather than spending it on cleaning up. A lot of the messy profiles come in with newbies, and I was one too. When I look at some of my early profiles I cringe, and fix them. If I’d uploaded my original database via gedcom, I’d still be cleaning up that mess. As it is the profiles I created might not be finished but at least I know that what limited information in them is correct, or has a Research Notes section to qualify any questions regarding the profile.
It’s much easier to learn the way WikiTree works doing profiles individually from scratch rather than by cleaning messy frustrating gedcom garbage.