If left un-checked the Zombie problem is going to continue and grow.
1 - Not all Profile owners will remain in contact with Geni “ALL” of the time.
2 - Profile owners – can become history by meeting their maker (Death)
There has to be some ay of establishing weather a Profile owner is still active. Geni could provide for a “Non-Participating” clause in an agreement with us users so that after a set period of inactivity on the part of a Profile owner, the profiles owed become public property.
Thanks Noah, here is one to try:
I have numerous zombies in my direct lines that I would like to get help with. Can you tell me a little bit about how your fix works? Example - Is it taking the profile I list and marking them and their ancestors deceased? It would just change how I go about finding and listing them. I don't want to bombard you unnecessarily. Thank you for the help!
Okay, I've run the script on all these. Basically, the script determines whether the profile is high enough up in the tree to be considered a zombie and, if so, "kills" all of its close relatives.
The manager of the profile is not taken into consideration at all, and I only need one profile in each part of the tree.
Noah did you run it on this one? I still see the zombies:
George Washington, 1st President of the USA
does your script also check if these profiles should be public or not?
Noah, I have a couple hundred zombies in the biblical trees ( http://www.geni.com/list?focus_id=6000000000961697233&group=des... ), but have a problem locating them, because if I filter for 'Living' I don't have a link to them...
Hey Everybody, you too can help kill zombies in profiles you have access to. See how to do that here:
These are all done.
Shmuel-Aharon Kam (Kahn / שמואל-אהרן קם (קאן I'll do some zombie killing work in this area. When we kill a zombie we also make it public when appropriate.
9 zombies under the fitst 100 profiles!!