If reject merge, provide reason

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I have a request for a feature.

If someone suggests / initiates a merge and the receiving profile manager rejects it, it would be helpful to include an explanation field to provide the reason for the rejection.  

We are getting a number of rejects on clearly appropriate merge  requests. We'd like to know why but there's no place for the rejector to explain.  If such a field was required then perhaps merge requests would go more smoothly ?

Related, what steps can we take when a PM rejects such a merge?


in Genealogy Help by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (929k points)

1 Answer

+5 votes
Best answer
There should be only one reason for rejecting a merge, they are not the same person.

All other reasons are not appropriate for wikitree. Except profiles are not ready for merge. Conflicting parents, data etc. These problems should be worked out by proper sourcing and documentation and the profile set as Unmerged Match.

A large number of profiles to be merged together should be tagged Unmerged Match until responsible person can perform the match. (Group Profile Manager or Supervisor to protect data integrity)
by Living Lechner G2G6 Mach 6 (69.4k points)
selected by Keith Baker

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