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Suggested inclusions[edit]

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

Semi-protected edit request on 21 February 2014[edit]

SANTOSH MISHRA is an Indian author of self-help books and activist. While working in the United States, he was inspired by a lecture delivered by Norman Vincent Peale and followed his motivational teachings. he was inspired by a lecture delivered by Norman Vincent Peale and followed his motivational teachings. Khera has written several books including You Can Win. He launched a movement against caste-based reservation in India, and has founded an organization called Country First Foundation whose mission is "to ensure freedom through education and justice

Santoshanfu (talk) 16:41, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done 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) 17:11, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 8 March 2014[edit]

Ashish (talk) 07:22, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. -- John of Reading (talk) 07:46, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

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)

Susan Lindauer[edit]

Please join the discussion at Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2014 September 18 as to whether a biography should be restored. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 04:08, 21 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)

Semi-protected edit request on 23 March 2015[edit]

I would like to edit my autobiography

D'Angel music (talk) 13:49, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done This is not the right page to request additional user rights.
If you want to suggest a change, please request this on the talk page of the relevant article, not here, in the form "Please replace XXX with YYY" or "Please add ZZZ between PPP and QQQ".
Please also cite reliable sources to back up your request. - Arjayay (talk) 14:37, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 23 March 2015[edit]

I would like to edit/update my autobiography

D'Angel music (talk) 03:03, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

What are the changes that need to be made? Stickee (talk) 03:41, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 7 April 2015[edit]

Nullo Pirazzoli (born in Brisighella, May 7, 1948) is an italian architect and professor of conservation and restoration theories, at University IUAV of Venice. Is the author of Introduzione al restauro, Venezia 1986; Teorie e storia del restauro, Ravenna 1994; Passato e postmoderno. Il restauro come metalinguaggio, Firenze 2007.— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:24, April 7, 2015‎

X mark.svg Not done as you have not requested a change. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 20:50, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 30 June 2015[edit]

Being friends is about sharing our lives with others. There are some aspects of our lives that require that we spend a lot of time together or a lot of writing to help convey our feelings. Other times sharing only a few words are more than adequate. It is not always the long conversation that conveys the deepest feelings. Sometimes, longer modes of expression may seem redundant and lacking in profundity. Putting just the right combination of words on paper in a succinct style may just hit the spot.

Adusumilli venkata durga siva teja (talk) 12:58, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done It is entirely unclear how the requested edit relates in any way to the Portal:Biography page. 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 13:33, 30 June 2015 (UTC)