Process to identify profiles that should be unlisted

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Regularly when I am working profiles with no dates, I discover a bunch of profiles that represent people who are probably still alive based on their estimated birth and the dates of people in their lineages.   

Should we have a process, like the "Open profile" process, to identify and submit profiles of living people to be "privatized"?
in Policy and Style by Robin Lee G2G6 Pilot (565k points)

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I have the same problem and asked a similar question in February (see G2G Question Profiles of the Living)

The direction I received was to identify said profiles to the info @ Wikitree email and they would sort through them.

by Christine Daniels G2G6 Mach 6 (63.7k points)
selected by Cheryl Hess
+9 votes
I’ve seen profiles for verifiably living people with “public” privacy, so I cannot add a birth year myself. I feel like I would be an annoying tattling schoolboy pointing out to the PM that he/she was breaking the rules.  It would be nice to have an anonymous system of reporting, through which Wikitree could at least ask the PM if the reported birth year/source is correct and to add it to the profile.
by Barry Smith G2G6 Mach 7 (79.6k points)
+8 votes
Yes, we need that.  Setting it up like the open profile request makes sense.
by Nan Starjak G2G6 Pilot (228k points)
+7 votes
Just send us an email at info@ for now. It's easy for us to take care of them.
by Abby Glann G2G6 Pilot (390k points)

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