Public Member Trees needs some type of "review" and "one to ten star rating" system at each Tree to be rated from "Excellent Tree" down to "Tree Needs To Go Private" until
Each review, made by visitor if he desires to, from excellent down to terrible, the owner would automatically get a notice of review and rating to his email inbox.
The visiting reviewers return email addresses would also be open to help keep down and ward off malicious reviews.
One review per visitor.
A sophisticated ten star review system on accuracy, sloppiness, pure bunk, etc etc .
Let the real experts at Ancestry decide what categories needs to be in the rankings.
It doesn't take anyone very long to see what a mess that a,, much too large,, of a portion of the Public Member Trees has gotten really really bad over the years.
A well intended family tree feature that went sour fast from irresponsible weekend warriors suffering from ADT.
I'd venture to say that half the trees at PMTs needs deleting, or made private, started over to give the PMT back some credibility as a "go to site" for responsible people to put their trees online.
When enough bad ratings add up to a certain level on any one tree, Ancestry Administration should have the right to make it Private until the owner gets it cleaned up and corrected
before going back to Public,, or owner can delete.
Most will never come back to tend to it anyway. Allowing the bad trees to remain public is really not fair to the owners that work hard to have
a good tree. Even an average tree.
The Public Member Trees at Ancestry no doubt have become a blight on the entire Ancestry site.
Anything worth doing is worth doing right. That's holds true for the irresponsible tree owners and the Ancestry's movers and shakers (administration) that just looks the other way,, enabling bad behavior .
There's enough blame to go around for everybody.