I do not understand why Wikitree permits one to add a child born after the parent has died, and similar problems.

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I do not understand why Wikitree permits one to add a child born after the parent has died, and similar problems. Sometimes this is caused by a simple typo. Why wait until nobody knows what is going on??
in WikiTree Tech by Patricia Hickin G2G6 Mach 8 (85.1k points)
After the mother's death, then no, it shouldn't be allowed.  After the father's death, yes, it should be allowed.  Since gestation for an unborn child is usually around nine months, a child can be born almost a year after the father has died.
A lot of data are wrong.
Patricia, do you have a recent example of this happening? We added data checks a couple of years ago to stop this from happening.

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Also one can set a child to have parents but with 'Uncertain' status, and dates themselves can have uncertain or 'before this date' status. So a check for this would involve a lot of complicated checking, and almost certainly get in people's way when they were trying to do reasonable things. There is a warning when you try to create a profile, and suggestions reports can highlight cases too.
by Deborah Pate G2G6 Mach 4 (43.6k points)
selected by Laura Enomoto

Well, Wikitree could warn if actual prohibition is not feasible.

It generally does. If you add a child born after a parent has died, you should get a big red or yellow box are the top of the page that requires you to confirm that you want to proceed.
Patricia, in my experience, wikitree displays a large red warning after I hit save when editing either the child or the parent when a birth follows the death of either parent.

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