Family Group path to read-only profile(s)
What are you trying to accomplish? Read-only protect sufficiently complete profile(s) by consent of Family Group of descendants - such that FamilySearch will preserve profiles in a manner approved by the Family Group.
Why? Descendants have the duty and should have the privilege of representing ancestor profiles in priority over open-edit. Such representation should be arrived at preferably by unanimous consent - whether by popular or representative consent (the Family Group should determine - including representation from 'cousin lines' that might want to participate).
What is the challenge or roadblock you are encountering? Open-edit allows too many random/incorrect linkages of profiles/sources - such that - what was once a well-established/sufficiently complete profile is conflated into two or more people or is jumbled into a state of disorder needing too much effort to untangle/maintain. Thus once Family Group expends such effort - there should be some assurance from FamilySearch (i.e. marking read-only) - that the profile be protected from such reccuring. Example: https://community.familysearch.org/en/discussion/comment/479237#Comment_479237
What is your idea? I propose the path be developed such that a Family Group of descendants can request such 'locking' once the profiles are 'put back in order'. This would mean (minimally):
1. The Family Group - 'descendants of ____ and ____' is created/organized. A feature to alert descendants of such group organization - and inviting all/'heads' to participate.
2. The Family Group has the ability to consent that 'their line' (descendancy path)/profile(s) are 'in order'/prepared for marking read-only. This readiness could be determined/reviewed by a number of 'mile-posts' being arrived at - but perhaps a couple could be: generation of a Life Sketch/History, Family Group alert note, collaboration/discussion history, change history subsequent to Family Group alert note.
3. Transferring that consent to FamilySearch for marking of such lines/profile(s) read-only.
4. Any duplicate 'open' profiles subsequently created should be referred to the 'locked' profile. If there are valid/consequential relationship additions - such should be reviewed and added through the consent process of the Family Group.
How would solving this challenge improve your experience? It would allow me peace of mind - that I and the Family Group I am a part of - have done our duty in representing the profile of ancestors to the best of ability - and that such profile will be permanent and not 'open' further unnecessarily. It should allow a descendancy group to have greater collaborative input on ancestor profile(s) - and allow them to arrive at a 'finished' state. After marked read-only - it would allow others to focus research on lines/profiles needing attention - not those that do not and have been well established but now need correction yet again due to open-edit structure of Family Tree.
Thank you for your consideration.