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Discussion of possible merger[edit]

Discussion of possible merger of the "BLP IMDB refimprove" and "BLP IMDB-only refimprove" templates with the main BLP refimprove template should probably happen at Template talk:BLP sources. This idea was discussed at wt:URBLP and in the ddeltion nomination that just closed. Implementing a merger would be a matter of programming; a merger should be invisible to the user. --doncram (talk) 14:42, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Critical review[edit]

"Talk about high and mighty. The Wikipedia entry on Jason O'Mara says IMDB "may not be a reliable source for biographical information"." - cultural anthropologist Grant McCracken. 86.45.130.239 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 20:48, 28 June 2010 (UTC).

IMDb[edit]

The database is now, and has always been, called the IMDb, not the IMDB. Varlaam (talk) 05:11, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from The-Pope, 5 September 2011[edit]

This template incorrectly places all these "referenced by IMDb articles" into the Category:All articles lacking sources cat, which is actually primarily used by articles with {{unreferenced}}. It should be in Category:All articles lacking reliable references. Please change the code from

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{{DMCA|BLP articles lacking sources|from|{{{date|}}}}}
{{DMCA|Articles lacking reliable references|from|{{{date|}}}|All articles lacking sources}}
{{#ifeq:{{{only|}}}|yes|{{DMCA|Articles sourced only by IMDb|from|{{{date|}}}}}|{{DMCA|Articles sourced by IMDb|from|{{{date|}}}}}}}

to:

}}
{{DMCA|BLP articles lacking sources|from|{{{date|}}}}}
{{DMCA|Articles lacking reliable references|from|{{{date|}}}|All articles lacking reliable references}}
{{#ifeq:{{{only|}}}|yes|{{DMCA|Articles sourced only by IMDb|from|{{{date|}}}}}|{{DMCA|Articles sourced by IMDb|from|{{{date|}}}}}}}

The-Pope (talk) 14:50, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

Would suggest using the existing category and subcategories of Category:Articles lacking reliable references. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 15:31, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
That is exactly what I want, but Category:Articles lacking reliable references should only have subcats, not articles. {{DMCA|Articles lacking reliable references|from|{{{date|}}}|All articles lacking reliable references}} does it correctly, {{DMCA|Articles lacking reliable references|from|{{{date|}}}|All articles reliable sources}} doesn't. The-Pope (talk) 15:38, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
(And I just noticed I used "reliable sources" not "reliable references" in my initial request, sorry about that!) The-Pope (talk) 15:54, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
Okay, I think I've made the change you have requested. Sorry for the delay! — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 21:14, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from Alpha Quadrant, 1 November 2011[edit]

Please add {{mfd}} to the top of the template, as I nominated the template for deletion. Alpha_Quadrant (talk) 16:37, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

Alpha_Quadrant (talk) 16:37, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

Done Anomie 18:24, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from C3F2k[edit]

Please add {{Template:tfd}} on top of the template, as I have nominated the template for deletion. C3F2k (Questions, comments, complaints?) 18:24, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

Done --Redrose64 (talk) 19:37, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

Edit request[edit]

Please link the words "reliable source" to Wikipedia:Citing IMDb, which explains why IMDb is unreliable. D O N D E groovily Talk to me 21:08, 9 June 2012 (UTC)

Would this be something of an WP:EGG? You wouldn't necessarily expect the words "reliable source" to link to "Wikipedia:Citing IMDb", as "Wikipedia:Identifying reliable sources" would be a more natural target. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 19:19, 10 June 2012 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done: I've added the piped link to "may not be a reliable source", instead, to avoid the easter egg effect Martin mentioned. Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward) (talk) 08:59, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

Edit request[edit]

Could this template support a parameter living=no? Currently neither this nor Template:Film IMDb refimprove offers a comfortable wording for biographies of deceased persons. Finnusertop (talk | guestbook | contribs) 15:34, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

Surely if they're dead then BLP no longer applies and this template would not be appropriate. Bazj (talk) 21:15, 19 October 2015 (UTC)
@Bazj: WP:RS and WP:CITINGIMDB still apply and a template pointing that out would be appropriate. Alas, this one is worded for BLP, Template:Film IMDb refimprove is worded for films, - and Template:Unreliable sources allows for no custom wording. IMDb references can be a significant WP:RS problem in many biographies of deceased persons and currently there is no template that can be used to tag that. Finnusertop (talk | guestbook | contribs) 21:25, 19 October 2015 (UTC)
To Finnusertop: I've placed your suggested parameter in the sandbox, and that version may be viewed on the testcases page. Does that meet your need? Painius  04:46, 20 October 2015 (UTC)
@Painius: Yes - other than the fact that the words "biographical article" still link to Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons. There probably shoulnd't be any link in these words. Finnusertop (talk | guestbook | contribs) 13:31, 20 October 2015 (UTC)
To Finnusertop: I think it's better to keep a link, especially for contributors who are less familiar with BLP. I've modified the link for when |living=no is used; then it will link to WP:BDP, which explains that BLP may still apply to non-living persons under certain conditions. If that is agreeable then I'll engage it. Painius  14:39, 20 October 2015 (UTC)
@Painius: Yes, that sounds great. Finnusertop (talk | guestbook | contribs) 15:12, 20 October 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, and I'll take a look at the other template, too. Painius  18:53, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 12 February 2016[edit]

Please change the link from the Wikipedia article defamation to Wikipedia:Libel as that pertains more to Wikipedia's policies. Thank you! <<< SOME GADGET GEEK >>> (talk) 15:46, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 16:05, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 14 June 2016[edit]

Please add |removalnotice = yes inside the {{ambox}} template. Many of the other maintenance templates contain this and this one should be the same. See Wikipedia:Village_pump_(proposals)/Archive_131#Implementing_Help:Maintenance_template_removal.

Omni Flames (talk) 06:56, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done — Andy W. (talk ·ctb) 07:19, 14 June 2016 (UTC)