I like to add distant relatives to my research tree, filling in the barest outline of the divergent branch to connect us. (The Data Entry Gramplet is great for quickly sketching in the missing bits. FamilySearch, WikiTree & WeRelate all have a … ummm… QuickView … delineating a direct genetic connection. I just have to find the raw end in my tree and outline.)
It doesn’t matter if the connection is unconfirmed (or even absolutely wrong)… my Gramps data is a RESEARCH Tree for managing overwhelming number of leads… not my Proven Tree. I collect any & all information and winnow out the wheat from the chaff later. (I wish the Confidence feature extended symmetrically into the negatives and for all objects. I currently record disproven Events but have to use Disproven custom Roles for this purpose. It saves having repeatedly retrace disproving logic when the same bad ‘fact’ pops up again.)
I add a qualified Occupation (like ‘Genealogist, hobby’ or ‘Genealogist, net published’) to these distant cousins who share the obsession. And have a Custom Filter to run after making a brickwall breakthrough. It reminds me of living researchers to contact who are interested in that brickwall.
When eMailing those contacts, I add a Note with the message text & apply it to the list of those who have been carbon copied. (Or BCC’d for the few who have requested protecting their privacy.)
What other ways do you use Gramps to remind you to do structured sharing of leads?