Someone detached records and profiles from people I've worked on. Is there an easy way to fix this or do I have to basically recreate everything? Is there a way of reporting the person?
If you believe that the user who detached the records had malicious intent, you can report abuse.
If the detaching is a matter of a difference of opinion, you can try contacting the other user for a discussion. You can re-attach from the changelog of each individual.
can you provide the PID of the reocrd the records were detached from?
what type of records are you alluding to ? FS Memoires items? sources? what type of record?
Sorry for taking so long to respond. I helped work on Mostek and grouped a lot of Mosteks from the same part of Poland but someone else came along and detached profiles and records from profiles. They appear 83 times on the recent changes page. The records are baptism records and list the parents and children. G4T8-73X
Looking at just the top two entries in the changelog, I agree 100% with the user who detached those relationships: the same person cannot be the parent of people born in 1774 and 1860.
I think it boils down to a disagreement or misunderstanding about how the communal family tree works. Attaching relevant sources to everyone you find with a particular surname is good and commendable, but attaching a generic father to all of them, regardless of how far apart they are in time and space, serves no useful purpose and may even count as abuse in some people's minds. It certainly bears no relation to reality, and the Tree is supposed to be for real people, not imaginary or fictitious ones.
I see there is a surname study in progress, which is wonderful. Apparently, G4T8-73X was intended as a placeholder, but was not clearly identified as such. I use placeholders myself, but only infrequently and only when other options have been exhausted. I could offer some suggestions, if you would like. Let me know.
Mostek, exact spelling, is rare, with just 5,355 historical records in FamilySearch. But if the spelling is not exact, FamilySearch returns over 170,000 historical records. So, does your project team have a handle on which names are spelling deviants or variants of this surname, and which are other surnames? This is an important issue of scope for any surname study. The Guild of One Name Studies discusses variants and deviants: