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Line of succesion[edit]

If Charles were to die before the queen and therefore not take the throne, wouldn't Andrew (or maybe Anne?) be the next in line for the throne? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 46.208.33.248 (talk) 19:04, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

No—under primogeniture as practiced in the U.K., a person's descendants always precede his or her younger siblings. The order in which people die doesn't affect anyone else's position in the line of succession. Alkari (?), 3 June 2012, 23:02 UTC

Changes to Guidelines[edit]

I have added to the general guidelines something fundamental that was missing, namely a section on linking. I don't expect it to be particularly controversial, having taken care to keep it simple and describe current practice as I understand it, but I did include one piece of guidance that neither corresponds to general practice nor contradicts it: the one about linking to lists of holders rather than the articles on the titles. I have included arguments for this guidance, because people tend to go either way, but mostly against what I have written.

Below the "General" section (which I believe is just fine in its current state), I intend to do some streamlining and tightening of the page; I expect that moving most of the header material to the individual templates will contribute greatly to this effort. Our guidelines need to be brief and to the point, or people will not bother reading them, much less following them. I have started this discussion for the purpose of expressing objections and bringing up ideas regarding the shape of the Guidelines page. I am open to suggestions... Waltham, The Duke of 00:52, 14 July 2012 (UTC)

Proposal: Creation of additional parameters for s-vac[edit]

It seems that, when we added parameters to {{s-bef}} and {{s-aft}}, we forgot to do the same thing for {{s-vac}}, which plays a similar role. As things stand, the template allows for only one predecessor before the vacancy (or successor after it), and any additional names must be added manually with unwieldy <br> tags. Time to change that, perhaps? I recommend that we add parameters like "last2", "next2", "last3", "next3", etc. to the template, in order to lift the restrictions to its function. Waltham, The Duke of 22:59, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

Sounds like a good idea. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 23:46, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Catholic Church titles[edit]

Not sure if this is the right place for this or not but shouldn't the box {s-rel|ca} redirect to the page Hierarchy of the Catholic Church instead of Catholic Church since it says "Catholic Church titles"? Just a thought. Coinmanj (talk) 03:21, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

Proposal to improve Template:S-ttl[edit]

Please see a proposal to improve the data granularity of {{S-ttl}}, at Template talk:S-ttl#Data granularity. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:45, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

Application to unofficial successions[edit]

Is it appropriate to use succession boxes for unofficial "titles" such as "World's oldest person"? Cheers, DerbyCountyinNZ (Talk Contribs) 22:58, 20 September 2013 (UTC)