I recently found a read-only profile. Hugh Williamson (1735–1819) • L657-T36
I've never seen one before. Is there any information regarding what the intended purpose is? Any explanation or info on why and how a profile is given this status?
I would find it useful on several of my brickwall ancestors who have multiple and repeated changes made to proven information and relationships. The individuals who are making these changes have been contacted many times in attempts to educate them on the use of sources and to ask them to stop making unsupported changes. It appears that every time they want to print their tree information, they make the same changes to conform to their unproven tree information, then just leave their mess for others to clean up.
These contributors do not seem to care or notice the disruption they are causing. Repeated contact and warnings threatening report of abuse has had no effect. I don't want to report them, if they will just stop, but it has been going on for about four years. Read-only status appears to be a solution to the problem, but I fear that these disruptive contributors will just create new duplicates in order to satisfy their need to build an unsupported tree of fiction.