Profiles of historically-significant people and widely-shared ancestors can be controversial. Many members want to participate in editing them. To facilitate this broad-based collaboration WikiTree members create projects. The controversial profiles are given special protections and managed by the project as a whole through a project account. These are called Project-Protected Profiles (PPPs).
What is a Protected on a PPP?
- Merge Protection: The WikiTree ID is protected. A PPP cannot be merged-away into another profile. Duplicate profiles must be merged into the PPP.
- Relationship Protection: Parents, children, and spouses of a PPP cannot be added or removed unless you are a Project Leader, Project Coordinator, or Profile Manager acting on behalf of the project.
- GEDCOM Protection: A PPP cannot be edited via GEDCOMpare unless you are a Project Leader, Project Coordinator, or Profile Manager acting on behalf of the project.
- App Protection: A PPP cannot be edited via external apps unless you are a Project Leader, Project Coordinator, or Profile Manager acting on behalf of the project.
How to Contribute to a PPP
Any WikiTree member can participate in major decisions about a PPP by joining the project that manages it. There should be a Project Box identifying the project above the biography. We hope you'll join.
However, you do not need to join the project to contribute, unless it's a profile for a living notable.
How to make minor improvements
The data, biography, and sources on a PPP can be edited by any member who has signed the Honor Code. If you have a non-controversial improvement to make, please make it!
How to make major changes
To suggest significant changes, post a comment on the profile. Project members will see your comment and should reply within a few days.
Profile comments are completely public. Everyone who sees the profile can see what you have suggested and how project members have responded.
How to add or edit a parent, child, or spouse
Here is what to do if a PPP is missing a parent, spouse, or child or is connected to the wrong person.
If a profile for the missing family member does not already exist create it as you normally would, either from an unprotected family member or using the form for adding unrelated people.
When the profile for the missing family member exists:
- Make sure it includes your source(s) that show why you believe they are the parent, spouse, or child of the PPP.
- Post a comment on the PPP profile that includes the WikiTree ID of the profile that should be connected.
How to Protect a Profile
If a profile is improperly protected because it does not meet the requirements contact the project or post in G2G.
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