Today, I received a message from Kevin Lajiness bringing to my attention that Sicard-6 and Sicard-156 requested merge was denied since they are 2 different individuals (sisters by the same name); I could nor recall having initiated such a merge so I began doing some research. So far, I was only familiar with "Pending Merges Awaiting for Action by Me" and "Pending Merges Initiated by Me".
This time, out of curiousity, I looked at "Rejected Matches Initiated by Me" and to my surprise, there was 60 such merges turned down.
Comparing a few of these, I was amazed. For instance Morin-286 born in Quebec & Marino-45 born in Italy have nothing in common and I am certain that I would never have initiated such a merge. The same applies to many others out of those 60.
As a rule, based on earlier errors, I now always research both profiles before suggesting a merge so my question is - how can these matches have been imparted to me ?