Who Edits What?
Yesterday, I found that a Thelma Hartman had deleted John Corneil from my Family Tree. John Corneil is my great-great-great-great grandfather, and because he had a younger brother Jacob (possibly middle name John, not in family records) Corneil, she assumed duplication. Repeat child names are common in Irish records, for many various (often unknown) reasons, so I view this as a real dumb move.
It has taken me an afternoon to rebuild my family tree on Family Search. I also repaired the damage done by Thelma Hartman.
May I make a suggestion: For trees submitted by your members, there could be a sidebar box for "Suggested changes". Such changes would be dated, and a reasonable time allotted to allow those managing the family tree to respond (discard, modify, or accept). We all make mistakes (even Family Search personnel), so a digest time before a change is implemented would improve the reliability of the community. It would also allow idendification of "impossible data" (errors in dates, locations, wrong families, etc).
When I encountered the incorrect changes made to the tree I had submitted (it has been a long time in development - started in early 19th Century, and has had multiple generations and families working on it), my first reaction was to give up on Family Search - I joined because I understood that greater care and security was offered by Family Search than I had encountered with several other similar organizations. However, second thought leads me to suggest a simple means of improving collaboration, and improving reliability. Genealogy is complex; recently I have found important revelations in assessment and other financial records. John Corneil was a very prosperous member of the Limerick County community of his time, Jacob, his younger brother, was not quite as successful a business man; their eldest brother Adam owned and managed the Killeheen Estate, with thriving Farming and Weaving businesses. Family ties were strong, and John's wife Ann returned to the Killeheen homestead for her last few years of widowhood. Her three youngest children had migrated to Canada, the fourth youngest to Scotland.