Why are Pending Merges Waiting for Action by Me not showing up?

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I check Pending Merges Waiting for Action by Me almost daily.  It says Yay no pending merges today, as it did yesterday and the day before and last week.

This morning I received emails advising that merges had been completed for three profiles:

  1. A merge of Myriald Hurt (Hurt-293) and Myriald Hurt (Hurt-90) was just completed by Cheryl Caudill.  This merge was proposed on 14 March 2014.  I adopted Hurt-293 on 30 March 2014.
  2. A merge of Martha Hurt (Hurt-188) and Martha Hurt (Hurt-92) was just completed by Cheryl Caudill.  This merge was proposed on 14 March 2014. I adopted Hurt-92 on 30 March 2014.
  3. A merge of Anne Peake (Peake-219) and Ann Peake (Peake-42) was just completed by Karen Lavelle.  This merge was proposed on 8 April 2014. I adopted Peake-219 on 8 April 2014.

​Why am I not seeing these pending merges? As these merges were completed by non-profile managers, are the other profiles' managers seeing them either? 

in WikiTree Tech by Maryann Hurt G2G6 Mach 8 (84.3k points)
edited by Keith Hathaway

1 Answer

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Could it be that you had approved them earlier and they were waiting for approval from the other PM?  The proposal was made 13 March and if you gave your approval then it would not show up as needing action from you. You would need to check all pending merges and restrict the view to just your watchlist to see the merges.

In any case at some of the merges were only half completed, the bio needs to be tidied in order to complete the merge process.
by R. G. G2G6 Pilot (213k points)
Recurring question.

I have the same problem. I should have more than 60-80 pending mergers that I have a vested interest in following (for example: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Fourie-1076 - his wifes: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Joudan-1) but either I get "Yay [...]' or as little as 13 - and then not even in the right configuration of buttons i.e. Pending merges by me > all of wikitree > [sort by] oldest on top. My wachtlist gives nothing.

At least I can copy / paste url's into this feed now ...

Hi Rhian

Thanks for your response to my question.  

I think I was a little confused about what is listed in the Pending Merges Waiting for Action by Me.

Originally I thought that all profiles waiting to be merged of which I was the profile manager would show in the list of profiles Waiting for Action by Me.  

Now I realise it only lists pending merges waiting for approval by me, and I have to check Pending Merges Initiated by Me as well as searching in All Pending Merges for profiles of which I am a profile manager.

So the link text and page title are confusing especially when taken in the context that All Pending Merges Waiting for Action in All of Wikitree, lists all default approved merges ready to be merged.

Perhaps the link/ltitle should read Pending Merges Waiting for Approval by Me?   

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