Merge proposal needs to be reversed.

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I proposed a merge from Canter-189 to Canter-49.  The PM of Canter-189 asked me to reverse the order.  Can I reject the present merge and then propose a new merge from Canter-49 to Canter-189?
in The Tree House by Ginger Lawton G2G6 (6.8k points)

Hello Ginger.

If the merge were proposed the other way around, when trying to complete the merge, a yellow banner would appear saying:


Merge Carter-189 into Carter-49

Carter-49 was created before Carter-189. Therefore, please click here to reverse the direction of the merge


For more information see here:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Merging#Direction_of_a_merge

3 Answers

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Best answer
No.  When the LNAB is the same, the merge has to go to the lower number.  It's a technical requirement of the WT database.  Both PMs end up PMs on the merged profile, and whoever completes the merge chooses the dates, places, etc that go to the merged profile.  There is no status or significance to the number part of the ID.
by Herbert Tardy G2G6 Pilot (411k points)
selected by Rubén Hernández

Thanks for the star, Rubén!  smiley

0 votes
Did the PM says why? Has to be a good reason.
by C. Mackinnon G2G6 Pilot (149k points)
+3 votes

I looked at the merge proposal and just want to make the profile managers aware of the conflicting profiles up the line that needs to be sorted out before this line can be merged

Canter-400 (L) and Canter-39 (R)

by Esmé van der Westhuizen G2G6 Mach 8 (83.7k points)
edited by Esmé van der Westhuizen
Good catch, Esmé!  There are duplicates in the intervening generations as well.  It will take some time and work to correct them all.

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