People adding information who are "helpers" not family.
I am spending more time correcting information that is being added to the family tree that is wrong than I am searching for correct information.
I have had attachments made to the tree that have nothing to do with the family, its history or even where they have lived. These attachments have recently started, about the time the volunteer request went out.
Emphasize that a name is not the only factor for attaching someone or something to a tree. Place of birth, place of death, age, and where immediate family to the person have lived is important too. As are the census records. My grandmother, who lived her entire life in Nebraska, had an attachment to someone in South Africa? My grandfather was attached to a person in Colorado, unknown by any living relative. My grandfather lived in South Dakota...that year, the only thing that was alike was the date of death and the last name. My grandfathers burial record was already attached...now I must find it again.
Yes, I have one relative who is buried in Colorado, who was 8 at the time. She died when her mother was visiting the area. The mother, father, grandfather were buried in the Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota...her full brother was buried in Washington. Other relatives have been found in the Midwest region, NONE in Colorado with our last name, except the young girl.
It is very cumbersome and difficult to get rid of records and names that don't belong. I know people are only wanting to help, but helping should not include the ability to attach.