Category talk:Living people

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Very Large Category[edit]

This category does not have Category: Very large categories and needs to be added into the Category: Very large categories page, additional subcategories can be in the value.--GoShow (...............) 06:43, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

Not done: You will be able to edit this page yourself tomorrow. Thanks, Celestra (talk) 15:43, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 24 February 2012[edit]

Very Large Category[edit]

I was issued to have the go and edit the category today. This category does not have Category: Very large categories and needs to be added into the Category: Very large categories page, additional subcategories can be in the value.--GoShow (...............) 06:43, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

GoShow (...............) 16:22, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

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)

  • Thank You

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)
  • Proposals
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)
I was about to agree with Magioladitis' concerns regarding the Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons policy, but then I saw that one of the subcategories of Category:People is Category:People by medical or psychological condition already exists with many subcategories. Note that these are not subcategories of Category:Living people, meaning these categories contain people who could also be dead. So let me ask my question a different way: what types of subcategories of Living people would be beneficial to Wikipedia users? GoingBatty (talk) 02:32, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Of course, you have observed some of the examples if needed, as there are some category ideas to plan.--GoShow (...............) 02:56, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Statistic suggestion[edit]

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 (talk) 15:57, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

This is not an article, it's a category; see Help:Category and further links there. The "answer" (about 6%) can be found at World population#Number of humans who have ever lived. -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 02:00, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

Should this category exist?[edit]

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? (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)

Category optimization[edit]

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)


dont know — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:22, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Template discussion of possible interest[edit]

Please see this discussion about the Lifetime template. Thanks. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 15:08, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

@Lugnuts: Since the decision was made to delete the template, any idea why it's still around four months later? Thanks! GoingBatty (talk) 17:39, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
Good question! Will log it at WP:AN for further action. Thanks for the ping. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 17:51, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

List is incomplete[edit]

Please add all living people. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:40, 22 August 2015 (UTC)