i've tried searching in the "help" section, and i still can't figure this one out. when i see the gray box with the lock, i know i can message the owner- if i do get them to collaborate, shouldn't that "unlock" the profile? please someone explain what to do, because I'm running into these locked profiles all over and it's really stopping my progress.
thanks in advance,
If you suspect these locked profiles are incorrectly marked as alive (aka Zombies) then you can post them to this thread: http://www.geni.com/discussions/6000000008897331095
The person may be deceased but the manager of the profile have not set the person as such. It is not the case of being allowed or not being allowed.
The manager probably does not even realize that the person is set to living. He/she may have entered the profile via the tree. Since the default setting is living, he/she has to change the person's status.
Heather: there are lots of private (locked) profiles on Geni that are historic - 150 years old - or maybe 1000 or more years old - which are linked in to the families and ancestors of current active Geni users, which are causing us problems. I have many such profiles among my ancestors on Geni.
It would be good if something could be done about these en masse.
Michael Stangel: You said earlier: "If you suspect these locked profiles are incorrectly marked as alive (aka Zombies) then you can post them to this thread: http://www.geni.com/discussions/6000000008897331095"
How exactly do you do that? I can easily report zombie ancestors that are public. But when I look at my list of living ancestors and find private profiles among them, how do I report those?
For example, and this is one of many, I have an ancestor who appears on my living ancestors list somewhere between 73rd great grandfather and 75th great grandmother. Clearly a Zombie. All I know about them is that their name is "C." and I know who the profile manager is.
The profile manager is Charlemagne who according to his profile died about 1000 years ago.
So what can I do about that? I can't link to the profile of "C." itself, to list it as a zombie. I may or may not get a response if I contact a profile manager who died over 1000 years ago. What do you reckon are my chances there?
And I don't have time to contact every single profile manager individually of each and every one of my historic zombie private ancestors.
What do you suggest Michael?