Template talk:Other people

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Please see the discussion here.

Template documentation[edit]

{{editprotected}} This template should have documentation consistent with {{Interwiki doc page pattern}} and {{Sample}}.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 02:03, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Created doc subpage. CMummert · talk 15:19, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

Lots of redlinks here[edit]

Can they get fixed?
~ender 2008-03-07 01:45:AM MST


Any reason fo rthe ugly "persons" construct? Rich Farmbrough, 01:49, 11 June 2009 (UTC).

Agreed. This should be "other people." (talk) 17:07, 7 July 2009 (UTC)
Changed the wording to "people". — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 20:12, 26 February 2010 (UTC)
Wasn't this deliberate? "Persons" has a subtly different meaning to "people" in that it refers specifically to individuals. Chris Cunningham (not at work) - talk 09:58, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

I'm late to the party, but "persons" sounds a little bit better to me, personally speaking. --Bongwarrior (talk) 03:17, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

Sandbox sync[edit]

{{editprotected}} Requesting sync to allow for the first attribute to be left blank, which gives "other people with the same name" instead of the broken "other people named ,". Chris Cunningham (not at work) - talk 19:02, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

Makes sense. Yes check.svg Done — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 20:12, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

New Other people5 template[edit]

Previously there was no way to display multiple names without repeatedly using the other persons templates one after the other with different names. Since I didn't like how that displayed I created a new template under the Other people schema to allow the linking of muliple names concurrently. The coding is not currently protected but I wanted to post something here to let everyone know. {{Other people5}} Currently only allows up to 4 names to be linked ( I did this on purpose so we don't haev someone trying to recreate the dab page on every article) but it can be expanded if need be. When used it will display like

For other people with similar names, see Joe Smith, Joseph Smith, Joseph B. Smith, or Joseph M. Smith.

rather than the current practice of stacking templates like this

For other people named Joe Smith, see Joe Smith (disambiguation).
For other people named Smith, see Smith (disambiguation).

. Please let me know what you think or feel free to modify it if you know how but the codeing is rather complicated so please be careful and I encourage you to use the sandbox. --Kumioko (talk) 17:10, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

Code change[edit]

I propose code change, so as to add workings of Template:Other people4(edit talk links history) to {{lts|[[Template:other persons}}. See Template:other persons/sandbox and Template:other persons/testcases. Current workings & effect will not change. After the change, we put T:other people4 up for TfM (merge).-DePiep (talk) 11:26, 9 February 2011 (UTC)