Talk:List of the verified oldest men

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Years may be of different lengths due to the presence or absence of a leap day within the year, or to the conversion of dates from one calendar to another[edit]

Whose ages are of different lengths due to the conversion of dates from one calendar to another? Omitti86 (talk) 01:29, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Previous consensus has been that differentiating between the length of years, or taking into account the different number of leap years, is not necessary. This was part of the discussion as to whether age should be calculated using days only or years and days. Given that some people are born and die in different time zones at (mostly) unknown times of day it was felt that any further distinctions about "exact" age were not warranted. I don't recall any discussion on the conversion from one calendar to another for any current case on this list. DerbyCountyinNZ (Talk Contribs) 03:20, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
I missed this - the note was place in good faith by an editor who noted that many countries didn't adopt the Gregorian calendar until as late as the 20th century. Therefore, there - potentially - could be an error if the date conversion wasn't accounted for (as much as 14 days). While a note was attached to some such as a claimant in Romania, I pointed out that a similar note attached to the now-debunked Shig Izumi claim was not warranted as there was no indication that when they adopted the Gregorian calendar there were any issues about miscalculating the days as Japan wasn't on the Julian calendar before. These notes were eventually dropped, but it is there in the lede. Not sure it makes any sense now (made little sense to me then, as anyone who needs to deal with dates going back that far would be more aware than most about these sort of issues of calendrics). Canada Jack (talk) 21:02, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

I have been reading the discussions and articles on the age of people and note that the oldest person to have EVER lived was "The longest unambiguously documented human lifespan is that of Jeanne Calment of France (1875–1997), who died at age 122 years, 164 days." That sentence was taken from several lists and an article here in Wikipedia. I contend that the really oldest person, which was taken from another article here in Wikipedia that states Methuselah lived for 969 years as stated in Genesis, a book in the King James Version of The Holy Bible. These confusing facts may tend to... well, confuse people. So hopefully this will help those that are confused as to which one is more correct.Duanerson (talk) 16:33, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Many consider Methuselah's age to be in the realm of myth, so the phrase "longest unambiguously documented human lifespan" does not apply as there is ambiguity here. Further, there are many others who supposed lived even longer than Methuselah: For example, Zahhak lived to be 1,000. Then, there are the individuals on the Sumerian King List, which makes Methuselah seem like an infant in comparison. Canada Jack (talk) 17:03, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

New person entered to the list[edit]

There is a Ethan Shelton (July 10, 1903) in Gerontology Research Group list. Today he is 110 years 271 days old. 217.174.111.254 (talk) 09:49, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

New addition, Nazar Singh,[edit]

Little known news

a man just turned 110 years old in Britain a few days ago [1], he could be "Britain's oldest man" but that is not verified yet. Does he warrant a place on this page? 86.17.56.162 (talk) 23:54, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

No. This page is for verified cases only. Singh will almost certainly never be verified. DerbyCountyinNZ (Talk Contribs) 04:14, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Why is the page now locked??[edit]

It shows data for 30 Sep 2014. I wanted to updated it to show data to today's date. Where I am it is now 01 Nov 2014. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.220.10.158 (talk) 05:38, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Because a persistent IP vandal has repeatedly removed the sort from wikitables across longevity articles. DerbyCountyinNZ (Talk Contribs) 07:14, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 4 November 2014[edit]

88.15.186.181 (talk) 09:11, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: Your request is blank. Stickee (talk) 09:24, 4 November 2014 (UTC)