Putting your stuff right
Your tree has me linked to one Alexander Gunn b1805. He married one Willhelmina Jensen. Trouble is that is utterly and compleytely WRONG. He is no ancestor of mine. First you had him as the father of Daniel Gunn (21 jan 1885 -11 Jun 1939) Somewhere in your opaque system I wrote an objection and gave the correct details (Father was Daniel Gunn married to Jane Grey Wakefield. So now you have this Alexander as his father. This too is wrong father to the second Daniel Gunn is another Daniel Gunn (1821-1871) m to Jane Allen in New Orleans in 1849. This Daniel Gunn's father is Donald Gunn who married Alexanderina Manson in 1807
Alexander is not his father either. I will say it again- he is NOT our relative in any degree. I wish you to remove him entirely from our family tree asap.
I am sorry I need to do point out the error in such a public forum, but your system of contact is so convoluted, I have little option but to point out the error (apparently a suggestion from an employee). Maybe adding in a "There's an error in an entry"
Happy to talk directly-indeed that would be my preference'
Best, Wendi Wicks, no relation of Alexander Gunn.
Wendi, it appears to me that you have misunderstood the nature of the collaborative, open-edit Family Tree on FamilySearch. It is user-contributed and user-editable: contributions from FS employees are limited to a very few, very narrow areas (private and read-only profiles), and there are no employees making edits in the tree at large. Most of the conclusions credited to "FamilySearch" were in fact contributed by FS's users -- in previous systems, sometimes many decades ago.
Because it is an open-edit, wiki-style system, the Family Tree keeps careful track of all changes, and provides an internal messaging system for contacting other contributors. To use it, you just need to click the username and choose "Message". You can use it, for example, to ask the person who appears to have made an error to explain why he came to that conclusion, and to tell him why you think it's wrong.
Depending on other users' notification settings, it may take them a while to notice and respond to your message, but in the meantime, the beauty of the open-edit system is that you can fix the errors yourself. Just be sure to document your corrections with source attachments and reason statements.2
Thanks for responding Julia.
This option of comment semed to me to be the best of a pretty impenetrable system of options (and believe me I searched the FS website). What you seem to say is not really here either. Which is a shame. The Gunn family tree on FS didn't formerly contain an Alexander Gunn and I wanted him taken out.
Perhaps foolishly, I thought there might be some systemic facility that would rectify mistakes; somewhere you could report an error; somewhere that would have a concern to see that the information it showed was correct. I thought there was oversight of the information by the organisation. But maybe not. It's more of talking nicely via messaging to whoever put the error up in the first place, in hopes they will comply.Yes, I know messaging, yes I've used it before. But IMO that's none too useful a system to rely on for data integrity.
I do not resile from my comment that FS has an opaque system of "help". Likewise I reject that Alexander Gunn is anything to do with this line.
Thank you again for responding though.
The FamilySearch FamilyTree (FSFT) has over a billion profiles. FS employees cannot keep track of all the errors. If you find an error, you are expected to fix it yourself; if you know that Alexander Gunn does not belong there then do not hesitate to remove him. Just make sure you explain yourself so that other users understand why you removed him.1