Is this the friendly, colloborative WikiTree way? [closed]

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Maybe I'm being overly sensitive.  I was notified this morning that this, This is a MINGUS, Inc. protected profile, please do not change it without collaborating with me. , was added to some surnames that I follow.  This really doesn't seem very colloborative or friendly.  It wasn't even added by the profile creator.

closed with the note: Resolved.
in The Tree House by Kathy Zipperer G2G6 Pilot (248k points)
closed by Kathy Zipperer

Very good point, Kathy!    yeslaugh

I looked at the clan page, took a deep breath and clicked on the edit link, counted to 10, then repeated the whole process. By my third count I had managed to persuade myself not to upset anyone by removing some of the external links. Do I get a badge?
No badges, just extra thanks for not making the situation messier.  The Scotland project and mentors are handling this.

Good breathing technique.  I'm going to use it the next time I'm cleaning up a profile that was dumped in 2011 by gedcom and hasn't been touched since.

I tend to avoid the clan pages (even though I'm a member of both the Scotland and Scottish Clans projects) - they're not good for my blood pressure wink

I did the same thing when i saw the clan page and then some profiles. Also agree about the old gedcom, untouched profiles.
Thanks to everyone for handling this calmly and bumping it up to leaders of the involved teams.
Hi Todd

Just on this matter, earlier today I was approached by a member who is concerned that the individual responsible for these notices is also claiming 'MINGUS Inc' copyright on images on profiles that she believes she is not entitled to claim.  

I have asked her for details of specific profiles.  Is this something that should also be examined?

Peter, I sent a pm to Amy Gilpin (below) and also Mentor group Leaders. Thanks for bringing the copyright notices to everyone's attention.
Hi Peter,

Those statements are now being removed from WikiTree pages. It may take a little time to get them all but the member is working hard on them. Thank you for your concern!
Thanks Peter and Thanks Mindy.  I had already let Amy know that I couldn't find substantiating information on Mingus Inc being an Inc nor being a 501c3 as they claimed back on November 17th.  

Thank you all for being so attentive and patient as this gets resolved.

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Just to confirm for everyone, the Scotland Project, Scottish Clans Project and Mentor leaders are aware of this and are looking into it.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention Kathy, and thank you all for supporting Kathy in her decision.  It's not easy to know what to do when faced with something like this.
by Amy Gilpin G2G6 Mach 4 (44k points)
selected by Kathy Zipperer

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