Deleting contributors as Profile Managers

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I don't understand how one member can remove another member as a manager for a specific ancestor's profile.  It just happened to me and about 10 other people who had entered the ancestral information about some individuals.  In this particular case, I don't really care as it was not a direct line ancestor, but what if I had carefully researched an individual as I have in many cases, and someone came along who'd taken "facts" from undocumented sources and suddenly changed what I'd entered from actual research?
WikiTree profile: Anne Brownell
in Genealogy Help by Joyce Weaver G2G Crew (550 points)

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Hi Joyce,

In this case, that profile is a historically-significant ancestor. Additional profile managers are sometimes removed from those, so that the person who's actively managing it is the one who gets merge requests, trusted list requests, etc.

As long as people aren't being removed from trusted lists (and you weren't in this case), it doesn't really make a practical difference. You can still edit that profile, and changes to it still appear on your watchlist. And of course, it's still in your tree.

That being said, if someone is inappropriately removing people as managers or from the trusted list of a profile, let us know.

I hope that help!


by Lianne Lavoie G2G6 Pilot (428k points)
selected by Keith Baker
That actually has been a mild concern of mine... that I'd do a lot of work on collateral relatives, and have what I've done deleted.  It doesn't keep me from inviting anyone to WikiTree, but it does mean that when I do make contact with distant family... We have several conversations before I turn them loose in my carefully tended garden...

I was mildly annoyed when a few of my ancestors I had diligently researched were taken over as HSA and I was removed as profile manager. Having said that, because I still have access and it is still part of my tree, I have let that fish swim. There is a jolt when you receive the first notification, however, this is what wikitree is-a collaboration- so I'm OK with it. Just wish there was a nicer way of doing it, a kinder notification.wink

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