I am asking about older profiles that it looks like many people have already merged into because of the repeated names... i rarely see any that include sourcework and i see little to no activity on the part of the profile manager. This is becoming a real problem for me . I only have fewer than nine hundred persons on my tree so far but many already have source work or are in the process of having the sourcework entered. As wikitree is supposed to be about collaboration I am beginning to already feel used like what happened on genweb, ancestrys rootsweb etc.. I will do the work and a person who uploaded thousands of generic pages of gedcoms is the one who is in charge... I dont even know if what I am saying is well enough worded to explain, and part of it is certainly sour grapes, but I just wonder if that couldnt be changed somehow? I have had very generous researchers donate many certs docs books papers and photos to me over the last 12 years, and I want to freely share, but I am not a person who likes to do the work that others should either be collaborating on and actively improving,without having managerial opportunities and the ability to maintain and improve the profiles including the ability to reject merges that have no sourcework to back up claims. It seem to me that for merging into clean profiles there should be standards and requirements and also for clean profiles to merge into bulk non sourced gedcoms. I am excited to see the volunteer cleanup discussion and hope that I can be included in that effort also. This is a work in progress that never ends, of course, but It is difficult to be linked to what in my opinion are fluff gedcoms because so many profiles have no sources and so I cant even go to a source and to the best of my ability confirm or refute the source work because it is nonexsistant... and finally, I have so much sourcework to do that I refuse to even search for merges that include no dates, locations ,or middlenames ... It takes too much time to try to find the matches that are repeated for say... John Warren tn... if you search for that name and state anywhere online it will bring up hundreds, if not thousands of responses.. maybe we should have a regular profile cleanup improvement schedule? Say at least one day each calendar month any and all profile managers are requested to improve a percentage of their profiles to make them more merge friendly? I dont say youd want a penalty for non collaboration but maybe a badge for contributing to that effort? Anyway as usual im all over the board with what was meant to ask a question... but i think after rereading it i will stay with it. I love wikitree and am learning so much. Maybe i was venting...i feel i just did...and i definately am not attacking anyone or Chris' s baby... just frustrated ... Im still too new and not too forward on the tekky side... Im really only suited to data entry and the thing i want to do is the bells and whistles...but im trying to learn.