too quick to merge or change LNAB

+2 votes
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Lately, some new people have taken up a project which I had to abandon three years ago.  That is a very happy thing.  But, nowI am now getting requests for merges or notices of LNAB changes that were done without the profiler reading the notes and sources I provided.  These are sometimes resulting in tree changes that will be hard to correct later. I have come across a number of suspicious merges and bad merge proposals.  Except for contacting the member making changes, (which is sometimes too late because the merge or LNAB has already been changed) what other steps can be taken to prevent future family tangles?
in WikiTree Help by Sheri Sturm G2G6 (7.8k points)

3 Answers

+3 votes
Check and see if the profile qualifies for a project and contact the leader for that project and ask for PI hope you can save the information you have in the profiles you care about
by Navarro Mariott G2G6 Pilot (146k points)
+5 votes

Hello Sheri. Please answer the private message I sent you a week ago, and I will explain this in depth.

As a short clarification for everyone else, I just say that your tags implicate that this is about the Viking sagas that are a collection of prose combining fictitious and possibly real people, and there is a group of people here on WT dedicated to sort out all the false information using the sagas themselves as sources. We should trust their competence. They are starting up a project for the sagas.

The Swedish word saga means  fairy tale. Google translate

by Juha Soini G2G6 Pilot (101k points)
+6 votes
It would help if you could point to one or a few profiles that you consider problematic in this respect.

My only direct experience of having merges postponed by you certainly did not involve any sources provided by you, while, on the other hand I was working through an unsourced branch, guided by a fairly reliable online tree and looking up primary sources. I must say I found your action baffling, since I was merging away the UNKNOWN UNKNOWNs discussed in this thread: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/638396/unknown-profiles-without-information - into their properly named counterparts, sourcing as I went. There would NEVER have been any further evidence for the identity of UNKNOWN UNKNOWN than the fact that these profiles could be matched to another import a month later by the same manager.
by Eva Ekeblad G2G6 Pilot (410k points)

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