But we also have fictitious profiles still presented as fact, and a lot of bogus connections with the flimsy excuse of Uncertain flags.
But in Liberty Valance, the reporter says "when the legend becomes fact, print the legend". WikiTree is in the same business and is also concerned about circulation. So should WikiTree print the legend?
If WikiTree is more concerned about accuracy than it used to be, is that part of the reason for falling numbers? We have a new reason here to feel guilty about pursuing "accuracy".
Some policy clarity is needed, or there'll just be unnecessary disputes between members, as on the New Netherlands thread. Where Ellen and Weldon seem to be at odds, not over the genealogical position, but over what to do about it, a big policy question that isn't really one for them to decide.
Of course it's not an isolated issue - there are probably a lot of questionable gateways on the 5-star list, mostly not managed by projects.