Merges are still being approved by Closed Accounts Wikitree when there are active PMs

+12 votes

I'm doing some merging, and looking through the proposed merge list which are ready for merges, all have at least one approval from Closed Accounts Wikitree (CAW)
Looking through the profiles where CAW has given the approval, most have existing PMs and many are active.
Is CAW approval what was formerly known as "default approval after 30 days"?

I'm using the same tags as a previous question in June about CAW giving approval, as then it appeared to be a glitch.


in WikiTree Tech by Jo Fitz-Henry G2G6 Mach 3 (36.9k points)
retagged by Jamie Nelson
I'm not seeing any ref to closed accounts.
Oh.... that IS weird...

Of the first page of 20 matches from that link which Robin posted above, not one had "default approval given" and all had at least one CAW (and most had 2) approval given.

This one is second on the list:

  1. Privacy Level 60 Henry Anthony Ostrom (Ostrom-104) and Privacy Level 60 Henry Anthony Oosteroom (Oosteroom-22)   Compare compare
    Proposed by Cari Starosta.
    Approval from Closed Accounts WikiTree for Ostrom-104 has been recorded. 
    Approval from Closed Accounts WikiTree for Oosteroom-22 has been recorded. 
    You can complete this merge after a final comparison
          You might also see the comparison report on WikiTree+Help 
          If Ostrom-104 and Oosteroom-22 are different people, reject the merge. 
    Last updated 2019-06-12 07:06:05.
And both profiles are managed by the New Netherlands Project and Project Protected!

But why is Closed Accounts doing anything involved with merges?
And what's also weird is that Closed Accounts Wikitree has only one contribution. If it was really involved in doing merges, wouldn't those be tracked under its contributions ?
Approvals are never logged.

previously it was indicated that it was a software bug that had been solved....I don't think anyone is logged onto the account when these approvals happen, that is the concern....what else is happening "accidentally".
Thanks for reporting this, we will look into it.

2 Answers

+3 votes

Just came across one that was just approved by closed accounts with an active profile manager.

by Robin Lee G2G6 Pilot (564k points)
Thanks for adding more tags Robin.
Trying to get the attention of more people who can help.
+1 vote
Could it be possible that someone(s) who approved these merges had their account(s) closed after the approval?
by Juha Soini G2G6 Mach 8 (89.2k points)
Maybe this could happen with the occasional one Juha, but CAW seems to be the default option for all approvals where the approval has not been given by the PM, seemingly replacing the old default after 30 days. If you look at the link which Robin Lee posted above, and then check the profiles which have been given approval by CAW most have a profile manager listed. Many of these are active.

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