Review required of criteria being applied to determine read only or private space ID status
Please re-examine the reasoning that leads to so many IDs in Family Tree being currently designated "read only", or only being visible from users' private spaces.
The whole concept of Family Tree is supposed to be based on collaboration and an open-edit model. This idea is obviously weakened by there being a huge number of IDs of the deceased that can either not be seen or not be edited. This prevents us from being able to merge or add sources to many IDs.
There seems no clear explanation as to why the same individual should have one ID that is read-only, yet another that is open to work on. Also, we can only speculate that IDs with events relating to Syria appear to be locked or hidden, but this does not apply to Iraq - as I discovered just now.
FamilySearch is perfectly entitled not to reveal the criteria it applies in deciding which records can remain editable and those it wishes to keep locked or hidden. All I would ask is that these criteria should be privately reviewed, to ensure many thousands of IDs (of the deceased) are not being unnecessarily hidden away or locked.