How do I go about erasing a mistakenly created profile?

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I mistakenly created Jones-85048 which is a poor copy of Jones-33111. I'd like to simply erase 85048. How do I go about this?
WikiTree profile: Lemuel Jones
in Genealogy Help by Gary Spring G2G Crew (640 points)

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The other thing you can do when you unintentionally create a duplicate profile is to use this as an opportunity to create a profile for another descendant or ancestor of the person.  

Looking at the Jones-30111 profile for James Jones, there are two sources which list that James Jones and Abigail Garfield had a son, Lemuel, who was born in 1729.  No one had created a profile for Lemuel, so I just edited the Jones-85048 (i.e. the duplicate profile you had created for James Jones) so that this is now a profile for Lemuel.  It is an open profile, so anyone can add to it/edit it:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Jones-85048

by Ray Jones G2G6 Pilot (153k points)
selected by Gary Spring
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You can't delete, just merge it into the correct profile.
by Kathie Forbes G2G6 Pilot (265k points)
Gary, if you need any help doing the merge, just post any questions here and someone will help guide you through it.

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