Every profile I pull up on the orphaned profile list has a manager! I'm confused.

+4 votes
I was trying to do some random sourcing.  When I pull up the orphaned profile list, every profile I go to already had at least one manager.   Why are they on the orphan list when they already have managers?  When I looked at the unsourced and unconnected lists, all that come up are my own profiles.  What gives?  I used to be able to go to unsourced and find all of the profiles on wikitree that were unsourced - not just mine. I am confused!
in WikiTree Help by Carolyn Martin G2G6 Pilot (170k points)
This is a long-term problem, in existence since I've been on Wikitree, and probably before.

3 Answers

+6 votes
Best answer

No idea why you are getting profiles on the Orphan list that have PM's but on the Unsourced and Unconnected, look to the line of itsy bitsy text, near top right of page. First of the options there is "Show All"  

eta:  Were the Orphans with PM's you found, on the first page of Orphans?  I just explored the first page and the profile I opened had Chris Whitten as PM.  Odd, but try scrolling several pages into the list, or use some sorting options to get beyond those profiles on the first screen.

by Patricia Roche G2G6 Pilot (416k points)
selected by Rubén Hernández
Thanks, Patricia!  Don't know why I didn't see that option. Senior moment, I guess. LOL!
+3 votes
Just guessing that the list isn't updated daily and that orphans get adopted in the interim.
by Kathy Rabenstein G2G6 Pilot (234k points)
That's quite possible and makes sense. I dig into Ophans regularly, but have never worked off the first page, always Nexting or sorting quite deep, before settling a page to work off, so was just as baffled as Carolyn, when I found PM's on those first profiles.
+5 votes
The Orphaned profile list is highly misleading.

Only the ones highlighted in Yellow over the names are actually orphaned and adoptable.
by Dennis Wheeler G2G6 Pilot (533k points)

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