Template talk:WikiProject Biography

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WikiProject Biography (Rated Template-class)
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Draft class[edit]

Is it possible to break out Category:NA-Class biography articles with the addition of classes for Drafts, files, and redirects? Eliminating redirects from there would clean that category up. The files listed are largely signatures I think. It would be really helpful to have Category:Draft-Class biography articles to put sandbox and userspace drafts to check potential biographies for BLP issues or other things. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 00:26, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

@Ricky81682: Yes it is: it could be done by adding three lines to Template:WikiProject Biography/class -
together with creation of the appropriate categories like Category:Draft-Class biography articles Category:File-Class biography (arts and entertainment) articles etc. - 18 cats in all. However, since this WikiProject is so widely used, it really does need discussion and consensus before proceeding. --Redrose64 (talk) 08:21, 12 August 2015 (UTC)
Discussion here? :P Or I guess discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Biography to start? -- Ricky81682 (talk) 08:23, 12 August 2015 (UTC)
Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Biography - it has four times as many watchers. --Redrose64 (talk) 15:17, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

Well, no takers at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Biography#NA-class_articles. Maybe an RFC or something more to get an idea on whether there's supporters? -- Ricky81682 (talk) 20:20, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Draft is uniformly supported here (by two other people I admit) so at least that one I guess? -- Ricky81682 (talk) 00:28, 25 September 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Required categories shown on Template:WikiProject Biography/class. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 07:55, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

women banner[edit]

I shall preface this by saying I am not remotely technically inclined; however, we are beginning a new WikiProject and as part of it, it has been suggested that we have a |woman=yes/|women=yes implemented in {{WP Biography}}. I have no idea what to do exactly, and was advised here Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Women#Roadmap to ask Template talk:WPBannerMeta, but they suggested that I ask you. Template talk:WPBannerMeta#women banner. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! SusunW (talk) 22:30, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

Adding a task force to a WikiProject banner like {{WikiProject Biography}} is not difficult (here are four that I did a few months ago at {{WikiProject Brazil}}); but WikiProject Biography has a huge scope - possibly the biggest of all the WikiProjects - so the impact could be great (it could affect half of the 1.3 million articles using this banner); therefore, before proceeding, we need to know that there is consensus for the addition. We can then discuss details. --Redrose64 (talk) 23:14, 12 September 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for your help. I don't know how to proceed with that so will advise WikiProject Women of your response and see what next steps need to be taken. SusunW (talk) 23:21, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

"living" parameter[edit]

This template is used on the talk pages of hundreds of articles like Baron Norton or even List of people on the postage stamps of Portugal that are not about individuals. If we are going to use it that way, then the "living" parameter probably needs to have a "not an individual" or "not applicable" option; as it stands, these pages end up inappropriately in Category:Biography articles without living parameter. - Jmabel | Talk 04:12, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

Jmabel we use this parameter in lists. We set "living" to "yes" when at least one person from the lists is alive. -- Magioladitis (talk) 06:30, 13 November 2015 (UTC)
Ah. Our documentation of the template should probably say something about that then. - Jmabel | Talk 06:46, 13 November 2015 (UTC)
Jmabel Updated. Thanks for the heads up. -- Magioladitis (talk) 14:12, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

Change photo requests to image requests[edit]

As part of a nearly-completed shift to distinguish requests for photos from requests for images in general, it is requested that this template be modified to place talk pages in "Wikipedia requested images of..." categories, rather than the old "Wikipedia requested photographs of..." categories. As such, please supplement all references to "photo(s) of..." and "photograph(s) of..." with "image(s) of..." in both the template and its documentation, while maintaining backwards compatibility for the old "photo" parameters. In particular, change "photograph or picture" to simply "image". Note that the "Wikipedia requested images of..." categories have already been created. Thank you! — s w p b T 15:22, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

Mock-up in sandbox. — s w p b T 14:23, 9 December 2015 (UTC)
Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done for now: per moratorium proposed at Category_talk:Wikipedia_requested_images_by_subject#Way_forward. Ahecht (TALK
) 00:47, 17 December 2015 (UTC)

Edit request[edit]

  • Can we please change the first line of this template's advisory from -
"This article must adhere to the biographies of living persons policy, even if it is not a biography, because it contains material about living persons."
"This article must adhere to the biographies of living persons policy, even if it may not be a biography, because it contains material about living persons."
Thanks. Lourdes 02:06, 17 September 2016 (UTC)
Partly done: Please see the fully protected request at Template talk:BLP#Fully protected edit request on 17 September 2016.  Paine  u/c 02:45, 17 September 2016 (UTC)