I'm seeing many profiles lately that are unsourced but not marked as such, profiles are made hurried with only FAG as a source (to get high contributions I assume).
First, I wouldn't lump the use of FindAGrave as a source in with leaving a profile unsourced. FindAGrave is often a very good and reasonable source for some details and the WikiTree community needs to quit talking about it in a disrespectful way. The presumptive position where people disparage it is not helpful. And one source is better than zero. And FindAGrave is 1 source (which may then lead to others!).
Second, point 3 in the Honour Code is about assuming the best of others. That's the WikiTree ethic. So, suggesting or assuming that a profile is "made hurried" or that people are acting a certain way "to get high contributions I assume" is not assuming the best of others. The community should have a thorough look at some point about how we incentivize good work and how some incentives might backfire, but let's hold off for another post. Your statements could also be viewed as disparaging the profile creator's contributions. So let's turn this around:
Please be courteous, kind, and generous when creating a new profile evaluating a profile made by someone else.
Third, I would remind you that the goal isn't perfection and, frankly, not everyone has equal time to invest in WikiTree. We do this out of personal interest, and everyone is going to do it differently. If you feel it's taking over your life, even for a day -
"It did take me most of the day and I'm not related to any of them [...] I am trying my best to fix some errors in profiles that I come across but I'm only one person. I know there are others that feel the same frustration."
- take a break and go for a walk. Come back if and when you feel like it. I really want you to have fun and feel joy when doing this. WikiTree shouldn't be drudgery, friend.
our tree is going to be a complete mess that maybe won't be able to be fixed in 20 years.
In my view, WikiTree is this huge family tapestry of knowledge, being worked on by many hands, both old and new. Naturally it is never complete. And there will always be loose threads and a stitch or two that needs undoing! The core of WikiTree isn't getting worse, rather there's always more work to do. WikiTree will hit 19 million profiles in the next ~10 days! That's only a drop in the bucket. It never will be perfect either.
Unrelated to your post, but relevant to the overall topic: I'm finding WikiTree's community current really strange lately. There is this intense acknowledgement of the need for sourced profiles. But the minute that one suggests a different way to do that sourcing with a novel method or style (which might work for someone else or for some niche purpose) there's a lot of derision and a pile-on of downvotes. If we want people to participate in sourcing, we shouldn't press for conformity so as to ostracize those who do things differently, nor should we denigrate imperfect sources (Debate topic: Oral Histories vs FindAGrave. Go!), but rather make it easier for new people and those who might work differently or are from different cultures to participate.
Finally, thank you for seeking to improve WikiTree. :)