There seems to be a gap in project assignment for profiles - you either have a project box and project management, or you don't. If you don't, what's to say that all of the other profiles that fit into a project, but don't need project management, are part of said project?
If the profile doesn't warrant a project box, then it can have a sticker, but anyone can remove the sticker. In the end, profiles that lack a project box don't really fall under the project at all. And if they aren't designated as part of the project, the rules dictating their management are at the whim of each profile manager.
Take for example the Euroaristo project. If you create a profile for an early 20th century lord or baron, and the rather obscure aristocrat doesn't rate a project box, does this person fall under the Euroaristo project at all? I would think that any nobles would fall under the project. But without anything to "mark" the profile, what indicates its inclusion in the project? You can put a sticker on it but anyone, at any time, can remove the sticker because, well, they just don't like stickers. Or, what if they don't like the Euroaristo naming conventions? They want to call their profile De Meers instead of Meers, with current last name "De Meers." If the profile(s) don't have a sticker or project box, it could be argued that they aren't part of the project and you could name them as you please.
I can see the importance of a project box with project management and PPP status. And I can see the utility of a sticker. But it seems that there is a level of recognition for the profile that could fit in between, a project box or sticker that notifies that the profile is part of a project, but not project managed, and the sticker/box should not be removed, and folks are reminded to coordinate with the project before making any major changes to the profile.
I remember seeing one of the project boxes that said something to the effect of, "This profile is managed by a member of said project, please coordinate before making changes."
Anyone else see the utility of having a second class project box and or some other way of annotating profiles?