ATTENTION Curators, please assist

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Today at 9:50 AM

This discussion is a continuation of wherein one of your friendly neighborhood Curators suggested we create a discussion as a focal point for users requesting help (see for more information about curators).

The purpose of this discussion is to enable you to easily post requests for assistance. Posting requests here will get you a much faster response than contacting us privately, as all curators can see this discussion, as well as many other users who can assist as well.

Presently what we can help you with is:

* "killing zombies" - Zombies are historical profiles that are wrongly marked as living, and thus block merges. Please continue posting these requests here:

* Make public – if a historical profile is wrongly marked as private, we can ask the system to check if it should be marked public. See for details about which profiles should be public on Geni.

* Complete pending merges between ANY pair of public profiles.

We most STRONGLY recommend that you ALWAYS first try and contact the other managers. You WILL get better and faster results that way (we are a last resort).

We also HIGHLY recommend that anyone who is serious about merging in the shared parts of our tree, join the Collaboration Pool. You will find there 500+ people there all wanting to help each other out. Read about it and JOIN here:

While initially we would like to concentrate on cleaning up the shared parts of the historical tree (such as European Royalty), we can and will assist anywhere needed. We will soon also start discussions that are for specific “areas” of the tree, for better focus.

What we can’t and WILL NOT do is:

* Do YOUR work for you. If you see duplicates in a tree, and can stack them, please do so, BEFORE you ask us to complete the merges. Do the maximum that you can. There are millions of Geni users and only a few dozen Curators... WE need YOUR help at least as much as you need us. This is a TEAM effort.

* Before you ask us to merge a "stack" of pending merges, do through the stack yourself, and check if all of the profiles belong there. It is NOT too hard, and you'll save everybody a lot of work and grief. You might find the following guide useful:

* Edit or merge private profiles without permission. For private profiles, curators need permission from a profile manager or nearby relative before making non-trivial changes.

* MOST importantly - We will NOT force ANY decisions on any one. If you have issues with the other manager(s), please try and work them out first. If an agreement cannot be reached, Geni's Customer Service will have to mediate.

Feel free to join the discussion, we'd like to hear your opinions as well.

Thank you,

The Geni Curator Team

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Today at 10:07 AM

Got it thanks,

@Art van Bergen

There is no "button" or text line on his profile I can access.

Someone else told me he is unavailable for a while, so you might not get a response for some time.

Today at 11:10 AM

Hey, everyone. I have several profiles I can't find the duplicates of. I think some are bad merges. But, there are a couple Erica Howton said were merges but the guy had imaginary parents. Can someone help me clear this up?

Imaginary/Dubious parents:

John Norris

Hannah Norris

Bad merges:

Susan (Ward) Smythe

Dorothy Smith, of Nettlestead in Kent

Elizabeth Ward

Today at 12:18 PM

I’m undoing merges.

John Charles Pelkey Come take a look at this line

Robert Smith

Maybe make MP & detail it ?

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