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Possible New Policy for Inactive Profile Managers

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Inactive Profile Managers are a major problem for our collaborative family tree project.

1. Inactive PMs
a. Defined as someone who has not made a contribution to WikiTree in 24 months
b. A final 7 day email is sent asking them to respond to if they are still interested in being a PM
c. If no response, then any non-living profiles are opened
d. If a response and they say no, then do c.
e. If they say yes, then ask them to make the necessary changes
f. If c or d is opted, any living profiles will be deleted

2. Unresponsive PMs
a. Defined as someone who has not responded to public-on-profile or private messages dealing with merges, trusted list requests, or error issues in 30 days
b. Following current process merges to automatically happen 30 days after request
c. Trusted list requests to be granted 60 days after request
d. Error messages, privacy to be opened if a non-living person (200 year rule)
e. Living individuals: no changes they stay locked and private
f. If 3b is enacted, all timings will begin after listed end data

3. Add to profiles two things
a. Living will to bequeath profiles to a trusted member of WikiTree or the family
b. Box where WikiTreers can notify other members if they are gone for an extended period of time.
Member inserts a return date. This date is used to "start the clock" for option 2.

Effective 1 Dec 2020
I'll be back in 10...
(but I'm not promising minutes)
Sorry, but it might be a while until I can get back to you.
On sabbatical for 2 months, I will return 1 Feb 2021

Make sure that your profile is set to "Private with a Public Biography" so that others can see this message. If you don't want your biography to be public, put the message in a public comment on your profile instead.

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Great idea. You have my vote.

Jon Czarowitz

posted by Jon Czarowitz