Can you put public privacy on the Bio and the public still be able to view your sources?

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I was wanting to know since the bio is where we list sources correct? That if I put on Privacy in the public view of my profile for the bio only, will others see the sources I have created for that person?
in The Tree House by Jackie Cobern G2G2 (2.5k points)
retagged by Lynda Crackett
WikiTree often says "biography" when it means the whole text area, not just the Biography section as such.  You also see this in feeds and change logs.

Inconsistent and ambiguous use of terms is one of WikiTree's foibles.

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If you use green privacy (public) they see everything. If you use private with public bio, others will see the bio and sources.
by Natalie Trott G2G6 Pilot (556k points)
Jackie, to clarify, we're not sure if you're talking about your own profile or for a profile you manage for a different person.

If the profile is for a deceased person then you can use public privacy (green), as Natalie explained, in which case biography and sources will all be displayed.  If you assign Private for privacy level (which you would have to do for your own profile, since you are living), but make it with public biography, then the biography and sources will all be displayed.  If you choose a Private level with private biography, then neither biography nor sources will be displayed.

Essentially, when the word "biography" is used in discussion of whether or not it will be displayed depending on privacy level selection, it really means everything in the big free text box on the edit page, which is essentially the biography AND the sources.

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