• Ryoung122


    I would like to get some input about the idea of allowing Gerontology Wiki articles in languages other than English.

    While I think it's a good idea to have the Gerontology Wiki written in a "universal language", I think allowing alternate versions of the same article in other languages is something to be considered. The main issue at the moment is how to separate these. For example, could we make a "French-language" section, a "Japan-language" section, etc.? At this time, this is open for discussion, not starting. We need to first consider whether such an effort is practical, given the constraints of the WIKIA software system.

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  • TheGalaxies567


    June 21, 2020 by TheGalaxies567

    As I brought up this topic with Robert Young, I think that Fandom should increase security so that to prevent future trolling, every future editor will have to show a photo of themselves, and Fandom should block the account if the person's photo matches the PsychoTroll. I believe this is the best option we have at this point, I mean we've tried everything else to get the troll to stop, and he still won't.

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  • Fgway

    Jeanne Calment Gallery

    May 26, 2020 by Fgway

    Dear all,

    I have thought for a long time that it would be a good idea to create a gallery for Jeanne Calment.  She is the oldest person ever and I see that it would be a good idea to have a nice large gallery for her.  could somebody with access create it.

    Thank you

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  • RealLiamRutherford

    The article on what a supercentenarian is needs updating as the oldest person is Kane Tanaka not Nabi Tajima.

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  • Kaitland116

    Lucky Edit

    February 27, 2020 by Kaitland116

    Who got the most recent Lucky Edit badge, and when? It's been quite a while since I've seen someone get one

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  • Kaitland116

    Lists by year of birth

    February 23, 2020 by Kaitland116

    Hello, I think that from 1905-1910 and so on as years go by, I think that people should be sorted by dob rather than age, so that way we don't have to keep on doing ranking updates. Thoughts?

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  • Kaitland116

    107 years old men

    February 18, 2020 by Kaitland116


    I feel that we should have a list of 107 years old men, as age 107 for a man is basically 110 for a woman. Share your thoughts.

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  • Lincolngold1875

    longevity essay

    January 27, 2020 by Lincolngold1875

    Longevity is the study of aging and the surrounding factors. Exercise a contributing

    factor. Pro. Steven Blaire believes that swimmers have a lower death rate than not

    swimmers. Swimming is good aerobic exercise but I do not think has anything to with

    how long a person lives.Dr. Lee says that swimming is a weight bearing exercise for

    arthritis sufferers. Walking and and running is good cardio exercise for younger

    people. The eldery cannot do as much running as their bones and muscles are much

    weaker. A 90 year old skeleton is much weaker then a 27 year old skeleton. Diet is

    another big factor to how people live. People who eat fresh food are typically

    healthier then those who only eat processed foods. Fresh food is usually grown from the

    ground an…

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  • Richard Monkey

    US State Lists

    January 3, 2020 by Richard Monkey

    This blog post is just to see which US states (as well as D.C.) do not have articles yet.

    List of supercentenarians from Alabama
    List of supercentenarians from Alaska
    List of supercentenarians from Arizona
    List of supercentenarians from Arkansas
    List of supercentenarians from California
    List of supercentenarians from Colorado
    List of supercentenarians from Connecticut
    List of supercentenarians from Delaware
    List of supercentenarians from District of Columbia
    List of supercentenarians from Florida
    List of supercentenarians from Georgia
    List of supercentenarians from Hawaii
    List of supercentenarians from Idaho
    List of supercentenarians from Illinois
    List of supercentenarians from Indiana
    List of supercentenarians from Iowa
    List of supercentenarians from Kan…

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  • White Eaglet


    December 19, 2019 by White Eaglet


    After a year of continuing contributions, I've earned the WIKI HERO BADGE, which is the only Platinum level badge available. It was a difficult journey at times, including one time when I almost missed making a daily edit due to my stay on a scientific conference in Paris. It comes to my mind that I'm the second person to have earned the Wiki Hero badge, the first one being ryoung122 in 2018. It's not what I initially planned to achieve on this wiki; it was only after I noticed to have exceeded the 200 continuing days of edits that I decided to make an approach for this very badge. My first and foremost goal however remains the same - to make the Gerontology Wiki the best and the most reliable in both quality and quantity world's…

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  • Pluto2

    Given that it has very recently come to my attention that Robert Young is a climate change denier and promoter of conspiracy theories that support Donald Trump, I am announcing my permanent departure from this wiki. A wiki dedicated to a scientific field should never be run by someone who denies scientific research themselves.

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  • Ashlyn Avery

    I use to edit wikipedia. I think they are strict. Derby County in NZ said that if you want to add supercentenarians to the list you need a source that says that they reached there 110th birthday. Even one day before they become a supercentenarian is insufficient. I said to them that the Generontolgy wiki is less strict then wikipedia. Wikipedians are idiots. Wikia is so much nicer than Wikipedia. Last year people were fighting over a supercentenarian called Maria Quesada. Because she is 117 and not verifed from the GRG. Her claim is probably fake. I love Wiki a better than Wikipedia. They keep saying wikia is not a reliable source for the past year or two. So for now on Wikipedia is no longer a relieable source for wikia.

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  • Gérson Dias

    how to know

    June 2, 2019 by Gérson Dias

    how to know who is the oldest living person in Brazil?

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  • Casporius

    What is the maximum limit to age is a question asked many times over. I notice patterns of supercentenarians and see an increase in average age over time.

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  • White Eaglet


    December 25, 2018 by White Eaglet

    Hello Egland,

    Welcome to the GerontologyWiki. I'm WhiteEaglet and I live in Poland. Where do you come from?

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  • A bully user


    October 2, 2018 by A bully user

    There is only one american veteran left, so on the US side of things (as an american I'm american-centric) this doesn't give us much more time to spend with him gathering stories. With nine non american vets and the one american vet still around this should give us maybe 3 to 5 more years to spend with them gathering their stories and life experiences.

    If things stay the same we should expect to see the last world war two veteran die in 2038 around the age of 110ish. That gives us twenty more years to spend with them, gathering their stories and life experiences.

    If things stay the same we should expect to see the last veteran of the korean war die around 2045 around the age of 110ish. This give us around twenty-seven years to spend with the…

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  • OLP123OLP

    All about me

    September 23, 2018 by OLP123OLP

    all im willing to share

    My name is Honour and im 18 years old. When i was 13 i suffered depression problems but just before i hit 14 i found the old people and now i know so much about them and they have helped my depression, five years have gone and im much better.

    When i was 12 my parents got a divorce, i was so scared which i think is what lead to such bad depression, my mum had left and my dad was the one who stayed. My Brother Damian stayed by my side and helped me alot.

    Im currently in university and am tired every day

    Like i said my name is Honour and my Brothers name is Damian [he is 1 year older than me]. My mum is called Caroline and my dads name is Samuel. I have had 2 pets during my life. Peg was a Russian dwarf Hamster who everyon…

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  • Matreas89

    Hi. I'd like to thank Gerontology Wikia users for making interesting articles about supercentenarians and upgrading information and making lists of oldest known people and living people by country. Thank you! 

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  • Dougmandude

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  • Dougmandude

    Hi, I'm Trent. I'm new here and would love to contribute!

    I found this article while researching the following website:, and connected the article back to this:

    I also connected her to the SSDI index; here's the website:

    Could you review this and tell me what you think?

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  • Zackylmfao229


    June 13, 2018 by Zackylmfao229

    Is there any way to view living individuals who are on the pending cases list?

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  • OldSoulsux


    April 30, 2018 by OldSoulsux

    I think we should forgive me I mean him. Timmy is awesome and deserves a second chance!

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    March 26, 2018 by COCANE MITCH

    Is there somewhere where I can see the amount of edits made on the gerontology wiki or no?

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  • Mihael7

    Hi, i need help, because i cannot use the "classic editor" and i cannot get on the admins walls for help! This happens to me since few hours. I can only use normal edit and blog.... What's going on???

    Bests regards

    Rrabbit i can't do it, what else can i do?

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  • Mihael7

    Greetings to all,

    I wanted to wish a serene Christmas to all users and administrators, who collaborate with the Gerontology Wikia with dedication and care, and of which I have been passionate about it since I discovered it a few months agoand I immediately entered to be part of it.

    Merry Christmas and happy new year

    Mihael7 (from Italy)

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  • White Eaglet

    I wonder whether we do really need the "Prussian supercentenarians" category.

    Currently there are four supercentenarians included:

    I'd be cautious ro avoid overcategorization or mistakes here. Kingdom of Prussia existed between 1701-1918. Until 1934 we could speak of Free State of Prussia as part of the Weimar Republic. In 1947 Prussia was dissoved de jure. Today, the territory of former Prussia is part of Germany, Poland, Lithuania and Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast). In the period which interests us the most; namely, before 1907, Kingdom of Prussia existed not as an independent state, yet part of the German Empire - since its proclamation in 1871.

    Therefore, I propose the cat…

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  • Ryoung122


    April 24, 2017 by Ryoung122

    One of Wikia's incentives to drive editing is the "Lucky Edit Badge."

    Typically awarded to the user who makes the 1000th, 2000th, etc. edits, this badge is the only "random" badge on the Gerontology Wiki: all other badges are awarded based on merit (achievements made).

    Below is a list of the "Lucky Edit Badge" winners.

    A few of the badges remain missing...can you find them?Ryoung122 (talk) 21:45, April 24, 2017 (UTC)

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  • Richard Monkey

    |Futsuko Furuie=Futsuko Furuie=F=1 January 1906===

    |Mary Jorden=Mary Jorden=F=1 January 1906===

    |Alice Knox=Alice Knox=F=4 January 1906===

    |Elisabeth Hamm=Elisabeth Hamm=F=4 January 1906=2016=110 years, 0-362 days=

    |Marjorie Cooke=Marjorie Cooke=F=5 January 1906===

    |Ellen Brandenborg=Ellen Brandenborg=F=7 January 1906===

    |Evelyn Vigor=Evelyn Vigor=F=9 January 1906=26 April 2016=110 years, 108 days=

    |Clelia Campolongo=Clelia Campolongo=F=9 January 1906=2 March 2016=110 years, 53 days=

    |Isabel Castano Restrepo=Isabel Castano Restrepo=F=11 January 1906===

    |Auguste Ehard=Auguste Ehard=F=12 January 1906=22 March 2016=110 years, 70 days=

    |Zhou Youguang=Zhou Youguang=M=13 January 1906=14 January 2017=111 years, 1 day=

    |Yvette Mangin=Yvette Mangin=F=13 Janua…

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  • Ryoung122


    Initially, the plan for unvalidated supercentenarian claims is to have three categories:

    Unvalidated supercentenarians (110-114)

    Longevity claims (115-130)

    Longevity myths (130+)

    We certainly don't want to, for example, categorize "Old Tom Parr" as a "supercentenarian" (when he probably was about 80 years old).

    But things become more problematic for the gray area cases.

    Should we go ahead and categorize someone such as Maria do Carmo Geronimo as a "unvalidated supercentenarian" as well as a "longevity claim"?

    One way to do that would be to make two sub-categories for unvalidated supercentenarians: "Unvaldiated Supercentenarians (110-114)" and "Longevity Claims (115-130)". Whatever we decide, I think the rules need to be made clear and c…

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  • Ryoung122


    I do feel that we need more efforts for the "longevity claims" articles.

    Perhaps we could also include a Longevity claims "deaths in year X" category.

    Let's discuss.

    Longevity claims aren't just about whether the case is true or not. It's important to show the reader that there are a lot of claims out there that can't be validated, whether they are true or not.

    I would also like to see more efforts to "link" the longevity claims articles.

    Ryoung122 (talk) 19:36, March 9, 2017 (UTC)

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  • Richard Monkey

    Hello. I have decided that I will create a new article every Sunday throughout 2017, instead of haphazardly creating them when I felt like it. A new article will be up today, but starting from tomorrow, I will be creating one article a week.

    Any thoughts/comments on my plans?

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  • Ryoung122

    Regarding the "articles without pictures" category: this presupposes that every article "should" have a photo.

    But not every article is a biography of a person. What is a "ghost case" supposed to look like?Ryoung122 (talk) 00:37, November 24, 2016 (UTC)

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  • Ryoung122

    Creating New Categories

    November 17, 2016 by Ryoung122

    In regards to the creation of new categories, please, everyone, let's give the courtesy of having a discussion before making unilateral changes. This is the place for it.Ryoung122 (talk) 22:22, November 17, 2016 (UTC)

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  • Sarah Knauss

    Lists outdated

    November 3, 2016 by Sarah Knauss

    Some of Gerontology Wiki lists are outdated in terms of updating the tables regularly.

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  • Sarah Knauss

    I'm still not 100% sure how to create an article on the wiki. I'm good at editing articles, just not creating them.

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  • Sarah Knauss

    Article updates

    October 19, 2016 by Sarah Knauss

    Some of the Gerontology Wiki articles such as the list of Japanese supercentenarians and well basically all of the supercentenarian lists are outdated. As a gerontology wiki contributor i work and don't have time to update them when i am home since it is a lot of work for me especially since i cannot copy or paste but i can only do that at a computer with a computer mouse.

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  • Ryoung122


    June 30, 2016 by Ryoung122

    Regarding categories for WOPs/world's oldest person titleholders, please do not include original research. Only cases officially approved as WOP titleholders by GWR and/or the GRG should be included.

    One issue to discuss further:

    I think, in the past, there was a discussion of whether to merge "WOPs" and "World's Oldest Person titleholders". I think this needs to be looked at again...I seem to recall a reason for having separate categories but the rationale eludes me at the moment.Ryoung122 (talk) 17:24, June 30, 2016 (UTC)

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  • Pluto2

    Epstein list?

    June 24, 2016 by Pluto2

    Is Louis Epstein's list an RS?

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  • Pluto2

    Original research policy

    June 19, 2016 by Pluto2

    A little bit of a blog...

    We need an official policy on original research. What is acceptable as a source? No one's said the specifics here.

    Also, another issue: If the person claimed one age, but a GRG correspondent's site lists them as a different age, should we cite the correspondent, if the GRG says age X but Andrew says age Y...that's an issue that needs addressing.

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  • Ryoung122


    I think we should have an "Oldest Living American" titleholder template.

    Someone please create.Ryoung122 (talk) 14:57, May 20, 2016 (UTC)

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  • Ryoung122

    Regarding the bracketing of birth years/birthdates,

    I prefer this style:


    and for living persons:

    (xxxx-      )

    I'm open to hearing other suggestions, however.Ryoung122 (talk) 17:45, May 5, 2016 (UTC)

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  • 930310JL


    April 20, 2016 by 930310JL

    Cases with issues:

    1. Mathew Beard
    2. Addie Bess
    3. Andrei Kuznetsoff
    4. Lucy Hannah

    Cases which are suggested to be older by RR:

    1. Maggie Barnes - 116 (+1)
    2. Ella Miller - 115 (+4)
    3. Mary Bidwell - 114 (+10 days)
    4. Ella Gantt - 114 (+2)
    5. Myrtle Dorsey - 114 (+2 days)
    6. Mary Curley - 113 (+2)
    7. Clarina Ragland - 113 (+2)
    8. Ada Van Natta - 112 (+1)
    9. Mary Bodie - 112 (+1)
    10. Lucy Hoyle - 112 (+1)
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  • Ryoung122


    There's a disturbing Wikipedia trend, which is bleeding over to the Gerontology Wiki, to misunderstand what the subject of an article is. The subject of an article is what the article is about, and why the subject is notable.

    Roger Federer isn't notable just for being a tennis player, or for currently being #3 in the world...he's noted, first and foremost, for having 17 Grand Slam titles, and being a candidate for GOAT. There have been times in the past when an article on Wikipedia would simply say, "Person X is condition Y". But that is NOT how an article introduction in an encyclopedia should be worded. Instead, the focus should be, firstly, what the subject is mainly about.

    So, there's no need to say, "person X was a verified Am…

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  • Richard Monkey

    I was thinking about creating an article where claims 110-114 that are unlikely to be verified can be put into an article, with a living cases list and a deceased cases list because we have an article with 110+ cases that are already/likely to be verified, we have Longevity Claims and Longevity Myths, but we don't have one for unlikely (but not debunked) claims 110-114.

    What does everyone think of this idea?

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  • Ryoung122


    March 23, 2016 by Ryoung122


    I've noticed that there are some "superflous" categories...such as "List of supercentenarians by country" and "Lists of supercentenarians by nationality". If the category is basically the same thing with different wordings, please merge, but consider a redirect for the category that is merged.

    I suggest we go with "nationality", as it sounds more formal than "country". We have the "United Nations", not the "United Countries".Ryoung122 (talk) 18:20, March 23, 2016 (UTC)

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  • Ryoung122


    When I was asked to return to the Gerontology Wiki on August 15, 2015, it had become a place where troll-lords ruled. Extremely vulgar language was everywhere, and the material that was here wasn't reliable, as everyone carved out their own little "walled garden" and ran things on their section of the Wiki their way.

    Things have changed since then.

    First, I did recognize those strong, positive influences that were already here, and I reinforced their position. I also made it clear, right off the bat, that the trolls would be blocked, banned, and stopped in their tracks. And they were. I also continued to bring in more responsible, credible administrators to help run this Wiki. We also formulated rules that would help with the stand…

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  • Ryoung122

    Deaths in 2014 vs 2014 Deaths


    I had started a category, "Deaths in 2014", with the purpose of providing a super-category that would include all deaths on the Gerontology Wiki in 2014...both supercentenarians and non-supercentenarians. However, someone had already started a "2014 deaths" and populated it (although '2016 deaths" was empty). I think we need to merge these efforts. One thing to consider is which naming system would be better, and this is less a matter of tone than one of organization. "Deaths in (xxxx)" has the alphabetical advantage of listing all the "Deaths in" categories close together..."(xxxx) Deaths" has the numerical advantage, but would include, for example, 2014 births.

    Before we expend a great deal of energy…

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  • Ryoung122

    Recent Deaths section

    February 17, 2016 by Ryoung122


    I'm wondering if the Gerontology Wiki should track "recent deaths", as Wikipedia does?


    Ryoung122 (talk) 21:41, February 17, 2016 (UTC)

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  • Richard Monkey

    Number of edits

    February 16, 2016 by Richard Monkey

    I am confused by the number of edits the wiki says I have. The wiki says three different amounts. The "Local List Users" page says I have 2570, my user profile page says I have 2610, and my edit stats say I have 2663. So, which is correct?

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  • Ollie231213

    Articles I created

    February 9, 2016 by Ollie231213

    Name Creation date
    Oldest living notable people 20 December 2014
    Oldest Ever Notable People 20 December 2014
    List of oldest English people by county 21 December 2014
    List of supercentenarians who died in 2015 1 January 2015
    List of supercentenarians who died in 2016 1 January 2016
    Katherine Gomery 12 January 2016
    William Del Monte 12 January 2016
    James Birren 25 January 2016
    Maggie Renfro 2 February 2016
    Philippe Vocanson 2 February 2016
    Soledad Mexia 3 February 2016
    Evelyn Kozak 4 February 2016
    Terue Ashida 6 February 2016
    Nettie Whittington 6 February 2016
    Beryl Kapaun 6 February 2016
    Helen Reichert 8 February 2016
    Kame Nakamura 9 February 2016
    Blanche Cobb 9 February 2016
    Anna Stoehr 10 February 2016 Read more >
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