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Not done: I don't understand your first sentence at all. I am uncomfortable adding the category based on the way you expressed your request and your evident experience despite being a new user. You will be autoconfirmed in about 24 hours. Please just wait until then to make this edit yourself. Thanks, Celestra (talk) 18:24, 24 February 2012 (UTC)
Forgive me about the rush of the second repeat report. The category can be reduce more, although, thank you for the autoconfirmation. ----GoShow (...............) 19:27, 24 February 2012 (UTC) 19:26, 24 February 2012 (UTC)
It says in the header of Category:Very large categories: "Some categories intentionally contain many pages […]; these categories do not need to be tagged." Consequently, I'm not sure it is appropriate to add that category (Very large categories) to this one (Living people). -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 01:38, 25 February 2012 (UTC)
Hi GoShow - how do you propose that Living people be subcategorized? GoingBatty (talk) 00:41, 26 February 2012 (UTC)
There are alot ways and phrases for a living person, such as ill people, people with health reasons, or people with jobs, any any more situations?--GoShow (...............) 22:29, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
These are temporary time periods of living people and keep these up to date is time consuming and probably would violate BLP. -- Magioladitis (talk) 22:34, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
Alrighty then, I was about to comment it was fabulous in factual opinion.--GoShow (...............) 22:38, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
Perhaps this article should include an estimated figure of what percent of the world's cumulative population is currently living. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 15:57, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
I randomly see this tag on a small portion of Wikipedia articles about people who are alive, but not on most people's profiles. It always strikes me as very arbitrary and haphazardly applied. I've read over the page here on why it exists but it still doesn't seem to be consistently used. Is it really serving its purpose? 220.127.116.11 (talk) 22:34, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
(Don't edit at all outside your contribution.) Can you give an example where an article ought to be so categorised but isn't? -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 07:11, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
I propose to divide this category in subcategoies for all nationalities, e.g.: Living americans, living frenchs, living russians, living moldovans. We have this feature on romanian wiki. It's very comfortable to use, and to search people by name in ona nationality ;) --XXN (talk) 08:44, 16 October 2013 (UTC)
That will only open the can of worms of people's nationality and therefore impractical. -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 04:39, 17 October 2013 (UTC)