Profile of the Week Nominated Profiles

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This Week we have 9 Wonderful Profiles from 9 Great Managers. I have Dis Qualified the Profile of "Captian Edward Smith R.D. R.N.R" as the Profile Privacy was changed to Public (Green) after Nomination. Please remember to leave the Profile Privacy Open until the Winner is announced. Please Vote by clicking the +1 on the Profiles ~ Eric

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Nominated_Profiles

in The Tree House by Eric Daly G2G6 Mach 4 (43.2k points)
I would like to see some explanation of the reasoning for POTW to be "Open" profiles.

I fully support the concept of profiles being "Open" for people over 200 (or less if the PM chooses) so that other members can edit.

I fail, however, to see any advantage in insisting that POTW entries should be made "Open" when their birth year is frequently in the 1920s to 1950s.

I, personally, had the experience of changing a privacy level from "Public" to "Open", to enable entry in POTW - only to find that another Wikitree member changed the biography entry from my "passed away in 1918" to his preferred manner of speech - "died in 1918". (A pedantic and useless edit!) This is not in the spirit of collaborative editing.

I, of course, reversed the uncalled for edit and changed the privacy level back to "Public" (after the competition was over). It does, however, make one wary of changing privacy levels simply to comply with competition rules.

There are very few rules on Wikitree or Projects associated with Wikitree, but like life we have to follow those rules, its what makes us all equal. here are the Rules of Profile of the Week

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Profile_of_the_Week

As one of the Moderators i have to uphold them, whether i like them or other people, but they are for everyone not just me.  ~ Eric

Sorry Eric, I was not criticising you for following the rules. I was trying to understand the reasoning for having that particular rule. (Terry has given me the answer, below.) Regards, Peter.

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Hi Peter one of the main reasons for profiles to be open is we can not add the winning PotW badge to a profile if it is not open
by Terry Wright G2G6 Pilot (183k points)

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