Portal talk:Biography

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Living people[edit]

Living people need to have their prompts updated when they die, and prompts may otherwise need changing.

Selected biography - military
  • Thomas J. Hudner, Jr.
  • Louis Alexander Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven (update is to was when Prince Phillip dies)
Selected biography - government
  • None
Selected portrait
  • Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
  • Dilma Vana Rousseff
  • Oceana Mahlmann
  • Giuseppe Piero "Beppe" Grillo
  • Mark Rutte
  • Wayne Douglas Gretzky

Reminder: Biographies under General Sanctions[edit]

Per "Current areas of conflict" section which links to all the various active Arbitrations, we are reminded that a past Arbitration imposed Discretionary Sanctions - enforceable by an Administrator - on Articles with biographical content relating to living or recently deceased people, and edits relating to the subject (living or recently deceased) of such biographical articles.

When having problems with BLPs that you have to bring to Biographies noticeboard or Administrators Noticeboard it is important to link to that section of the Discretionary sanctions page so that Administrators will not be so reluctant to enforce sanctions against editors who egregiously or chronically violate WP:BLP policy. Is there somewhere on the main page where we can mention both dispute resolution and the Discretionary Sanctions link? Thanks. Carolmooredc (Talkie-Talkie) 14:32, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Citizenship, infobox discussion[edit]

In case you are interested there is a discussion at: Template_talk:Infobox_person#Citizenship

Gregkaye 14:50, 15 September 2014 (UTC)


Any particular reason the Portal:Biography has to have a picture of slavery ("Pyrates" image). How about an example picture that doesn't needlessly depict human bondage? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:52, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Languages of Subjects of Biographies[edit]

In many biographies, it would be very useful to list the languages which the subject knew in order to help readers appreciate the cultures to which he/she had direct access and made direct contributions to. This is especially true of internationally active public figures, thinkers, and scholars. POR613 (talk) 18:51, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

Please re-evaluate article rating?[edit]

Team, I recently significantly expanded the article from FRED FRANKHOUSE from 3 uncited lines to what it is currently. I'm asking that the article be reevaluated for class rating, and for suggestions as to what I can do to improve the article. Thanks. --JGHSMC (talk) 04:38, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 22 February 2017[edit]

I wanted to write about a great and unfamous person who has great knowledge of ,uch thing which would be helpful for wiki to be much popular . the millanipr guy Ayaan Sehgal (talk) 17:27, 22 February 2017 (UTC)thank you

Not done as you are in the wrong place, since this page is only to discuss improvements to Portal:Biography .
This is not the place to post suggested articles; please try articles for creation - however, you will need to show there has been significant coverage, in reliable sources that are independent of the subject. - Arjayay (talk) 19:21, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Prodded five machine translated Bios by one editor[edit]

I prodded the following five biographies as machine translations from German or French by a monolingual editor:

Cordially, Mathglot (talk) 03:10, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

Farxaan muxumed salaad[edit]

See Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)#Biography Portal cruft for a discussion of the cruft starting "Farxaan muxumed salaad" which appears at the beginning of the boxed material on the portal page. Mathglot (talk) 04:03, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

Resolved. Mathglot (talk) 04:27, 3 August 2017 (UTC)


today (October 9th 2017) there is a did you know that says "...Mary Berry's (pictured) first job was to visit...." and there is no picture Bravoechonovember1 (talk) 14:52, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

@Bravoechonovember1: Well spotted! I've corrected this at Portal:Biography/Did you know/19. -- John of Reading (talk) 14:59, 9 October 2017 (UTC)