On New Year's Eve I posted an article on a test I was performing to see how many researchers with wrong information would be interested in making corrections when provided with documentation (you can read that post here). Out of ten e-mails I sent, three not only expressed gratitude for the information, but quickly corrected their Ancestry Public Tree entry. I am so grateful for their attitude and how swiftly they made the correction.
According to their Ancestry profile a few of the others haven't been on the web site for 6 months or more...so it may be a while before those will be corrected (if ever).
However, there still remains one researcher who in spite of documentation prefers to hold on to the inaccurate information. She found a John Manley buried in Iowa and seems to disregard any information that proves her wrong. I've sent her the correct headstone photo and offered to send her the other sources (obituaries that list her ancestor as a survivor, and the death certificate which lists the correct parents and spouse), but still she doesn't seem interested in accuracy. I find that attitude very sad.