Template talk:User age

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I have removed the "XX year old Wikipedians" category from the template because it was creating large number of red category links.

First there's the fact that most of the expected categories simply do not exist. Category:23 year old wikipedians, for example. If this is going to work, then all of those categories should be built out.

And then there are the large number of people not satisfied to simply enter a numeric year. There are fractions, smileys, and other things that people have added to the field. All of these create red category links at the bottom of the user pages. - TexasAndroid 13:59, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

Categories were created for ages 10–19, but I don't know if any others were. I was going to do more but I never got around to it. Sweetie Petie 14:31, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

Automatic updating[edit]

For the users who don't want to update their age every year, it is possible to use the age template for this. The syntax would be:

{{User age|{{age|''year of birth''|"month of birth"|"day of birth"}}}}

For example:

{{User age|{{age|1984|06|21}}}}

returns:

33 This user is 33 years old.

Cristan (talk) 08:40, 19 December 2007 (UTC)