Can you monitor and track merge proposals by date?

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After merges, I very often find 2 or more repeats of the same profiles within one family, brothers, children etc. After checking them properly, a merge of these repeats is the cure but I find that often, the managers of those proposed merges just dont respond and unless I keep track manually and check from time to time, the clean up is undone.

Could there be a date flag somewhere to indicate when a merge proposal was made? This way, after a certain period, one could easily know that it is time to call for a supervisor's action.

 

[CW edited question from "Dating matching and merging profiles" to "Can you monitor and track merge proposals by date?"]

in Genealogy Help by Gaston Tardif G2G Crew (860 points)
edited by Chris Whitten

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Hi Gaston,

Every WikiTreer knows the problem you're talking about. Unresponsive Profile Managers are a huge obstacle to merging.

There is a dated record when you do a merge proposal. Click to the Changes page of a profile and you should see it.

But this won't be very convenient for what you're talking about. I think we'll need to create a new system for this. Something that shows all outstanding merge proposals in your Watchlist, sorted chronologically.

I'll put this on the to-do list. No promises on when it will get done, but I think it's a good idea and others have asked for something similar.

Side-note: We're about to introduce the "match bot". This is a program that will run every night and automatically propose high-probabilty matches. It will only do a hundred or so a night, in an attempt to make sure nobody gets overloaded with merge proposals, so it won't clean things up immediately. But over time it should result in a lot more merge proposals and a much cleaner WikiTree. And make the tool we're talking about above more important.

Chris

by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
selected by Allen Minix

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