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Nordic Project - Project Managed Profiles Guideline

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The purpose of this page is to inform what kind of profiles can be managed within the Nordic project, why they benefit to be project managed, and what PPP means.

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Project Managed Profiles within the Nordic Project

Nordic Project Managed Profiles, PMP for short, will have the country sub-project set as the (co-) manager of the profile and Nordic Project on the trusted list of the profile. For example, Swedish child book author Astrid Lindgren would have Sweden Project as manager of the profile, and the Nordic Project would be added to the trusted list.

This enables each country sub-project to easily find the profiles managed by their specific country project. Adding Nordic Project to the trusted list of each of these profiles will generate a watchlist feed for ALL project-managed Nordic profiles which will help the Nordic Project Team members to find and improve these profiles.

Having a project as manager of a profile is also a way to have many people help with keeping watch over a profile. Project members can see what changes are made, help maintaining the integrity of the profile, help with merges and also answer questions about the profile.

Which profiles should be Project Managed

Generally speaking, it should be a profile of someone who was/is important in the history of any of the Nordic countries. They should either be born or died in a Nordic country or having spent a large proportion of their life there.

Profiles for members of a royal family are good candidates to be Project Managed as well as some of the Nordic nobles (who usually were those who held the important posts in society). It can also be someone who is notable, like a well-known inventor, author or artist for example (a notable person should have at least one Wikipedia page) or a WikiTree 5 star profile (the profiles which are viewed the most).

It could also be a well-known family line that is known to contain erroneous information in other online trees that should not be repeated on WikiTree as well. Then some of these family profiles would benefit from project management.

What is PPP and when is it used

PPP stands for Project Protected Profiles and in addition to being managed by a project, this is like adding an extra layer of protection.

For example, a profile with PPP can not be merged into another profile. Neither can it be edited via GEDCOMpare or any external apps. There is also some protection regarding relationships (parents, children, and spouses) which can not be added, or removed. The exceptions to the above are if you are the profile manager or you have the role of Project Leader or Project Coordinator.

The Nordic Project will consider adding PPP to a profile if it is at least 200 years old or the profile of a notable (not all of the PMPs will need to have PPP).

These are some of the reasons a profile can have PPP added:

  • Anything about the person in the profile, their descendants or ancestors is disputed, unproven or speculative. An example could be to PPP a male royal person who is regularly claimed to be the father of illegitimate children according to many "family history" on online trees.
  • The profile is prone to duplication.
  • The Last Name at Birth (LNAB) is prone to be changed due to spelling or misunderstandings.
  • The profile is a 5-Star profile.

How are the project added as manager

A profile can be added by a Project Leader or a Project Coordinator adopting an orphaned profile on behalf of one of the country projects.

If a profile already has an active profile manager, they are usually (if the profile is post-1500) asked to add the specific Country Project as co-manager of the profile.

Should the profile have an inactive manager, and the profile is older than 200 years, a Project Leader can add the specific Country Project as co-manager of the profile. If the profile is post-1500, this will not be done without some effort to communicate with the current manager(s).

Sometimes a project can also be contacted by a profile manager who wants a project to be co-manager.

Nordic Project will not remove a current active manager who has made valuable contributions to a profile. However, a profile should not have more than 5 managers per WikiTree guidelines. In those cases, we will ask active managers to consider removing themselves as managers (they can still be on the trusted list to monitor the profile).

This is what help page says; The profile manager role isn't about power. It's about leadership. The manager is expected to lead in the protection and improvement of the profile. If they're currently unable or unwilling to lead, it's best that they let someone else manage the profile.

Suggest a profile for the Nordic Project to manage

To suggest a profile for Nordic Project management (including how it meets the Project Management and or Project Protection criteria), please contact any of the Team Leaders of the VIP Team.

Another way is to add a maintenance category to the profile, use the one relevant for the specific Nordic country;

In this case, please also add a research note explaining why the profile would benefit from having project management.

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