Who is responsible for "clean up"?

+4 votes
I received a note that someone had "added a source" to a profile I created. Would someone please check to make sure it is in acceptable format? I think it came from a gedcom.. Is this acceptable and if needs improvement . . who is responsible?  BTW - someone just taught me how to use editbot.  THANK YOU WIKITREE!
WikiTree profile: Sterling Evans
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retagged by Maggie N.

4 Answers

+3 votes
Best answer
If you go on the Changes Tab up there in the line you can see who made changes on the profile.
answered by Jelena Eckst├Ądt G2G6 Mach 8 (89.1k points)
selected by Sir William Arbuthnot of Kittybrewster
+8 votes
Barbara, it looks like there was a merge after which things didn't get cleaned up as there is duplicate information in two formats. Generally speaking the person who completes the merge or adds citations should be responsible for the clean-up unless it was otherwise agreed. Sometimes I offer to do clean-up just to motivate people to go ahead and merge where it is appropriate.

Also, your <references /> tag along with == Sources == needs to be the last thing on the profile so that all of the inline citations get listed. Right now none of the inline citations (of which there are many) in the profile after the Sources section are able to be seen. You can just copy and paste that down above Acknowledgments and the delete it earlier on.

In Edit mode you want to see

== Sources ==

<references />

(with any bullet point or * citations coming after this)

as the last thing BEFORE ==Acknowledgments ==
answered by T Stanton G2G6 Mach 3 (32.5k points)
+1 vote
I  find that often duplicate children are created in merges which is obvious on the parent's new profiles, yet it is not noticed or ignored by the person who completed the merge. The person who created the merge in the first place should be responsible for fixing these duplicates.
answered by George Churchill G2G6 Mach 5 (58.6k points)
+1 vote
I agree with the other answers listed, and while ideal if the person completing the merge performs the needed clean up, since this is a Wiki, I feel we all, in a sense, are responsible for 'clean up'.
answered by Susan Keil G2G6 Mach 2 (20.9k points)

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