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  • Hi CGT, the lists of people aged 112-114+ have pending cases, but the list of validated SCs at 111 doesn't. Can I go ahead and add pending cases?

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  • Could you please update the 1907 list ? Dorothy Brown has been validated

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  • Can you please take a look here. There's two categories, only one belong here.

    Jeanne Pirenne-Lempereur



    Ok there's "validated supercentenarians" and at the same time "pending supercentenarians". I discussed this on its talk page too.  Can you look into this issue later?



    Sincerely Kaitland

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  • I think I've been pretty helpful in the 2 weeks I've been here, huh?



    Sincerely, Kaitland

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  • Good evening to you, I would like to suggest that the Gerontology Wiki have "List of oldest people from the Czech Republic"

    Cheers, Kaitland

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  • Good morning CGT, on the list of French Supercentenarians I noticed that Desolina Fanti isn't included in the emigrants section. She was born on May 31, 1907 in France and died September 18, 2017 in Italy at the age of 110 years and 110 days. Can someone add her 🙂

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  • Hi. I tried to update information to article John William Douglas but the page is protected so I can't edit the page. Who could low the protection so I could fix the article and add categories and update sources?

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  • Greetings CGT dk,

    For persons born in the Ottoman Empire and left before it became "Turkey", please do not use the Turkish flag. This would include Frank Simes, Vartan Anooshian, Lucy Mirigian, etc.

    Second, I attempted to "remove" some of the flags but there doesn't seem to be a clear line in the "Source" edit box to make these edits. Would you be able to fix this?

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    • Happy 2020,

      As visualized on the National longevity recordholders page:

      Given that all flags represents presentday countries (and borders), e.g. people born in the Austro-Hungarian, German, or Russian Empires, this should also apply to people from the Ottoman Empire, just as people from all the "new" sovereign countries are represented by the flags of today. CGT dk (talk) 23:40, January 17, 2020 (UTC)

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    • CGT dk wrote:
      Happy 2020,

      As visualized on the National longevity recordholders page:

      Given that all flags represents presentday countries (and borders), e.g. people born in the Austro-Hungarian, German, or Russian Empires, this should also apply to people from the Ottoman Empire, just as people from all the "new" sovereign countries are represented by the flags of today. CGT dk (talk) 23:40, January 17, 2020 (UTC)

      CGT dk, you are partially incorrect here, which means we need to discuss a few issues. First, there is no Gerontology Wiki policy that the flag used for an identifier has to be the "most recent one". Times change. Algeria, for example, was considered to be "part of France" from 1830 to 1962. A French person born in Algeria between those years would be better-represented by a French flag than an Algerian one. Algeria secured independence in a violent war that included militancy. I doubt that people on either side of the issue would wish to be represented by the flag of the other side. There are several issues with "Flags". For one, geographic place of birth does not always represent the person's nationality (for example, sometimes people may have been born when their parents were on vacation). Second, national boundaries have changed in many instances. Augusta Holtz was German and born in Germany (but it's now geographic Poland). Third, the purpose for the flag varies over time: for example, a flag for "place of birth" represents where the person was born 110+ years ago, NOT the country they lived in today. Now, true, flags may also change over time, but I think to be practical, at the moment it may not matter how many stars were on the US flag in 1906 (45). But when a person's identity greatly conflicts with a flag (we don't want to put a Nazi Germany flag on any article), we have to make adjustments where the flag from that time may be offensive to most, or even just offensive to that particular person. Right now, Turkey still refuses to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide. Why should Armenian Genocide survivors have their article improperly labelled with the flag of an Armenian Genocide denialist? They shouldn't have to bear that iniquity. Of course, there are other political controversies out there, and we all know that a Jewish person doesn't want a "Palestinian" flag on their article and vice versa. Flags on the Gerontology Wiki are primarily intended to be an easy visual cue, so when someone scans a list of supercentenarians, they can get an idea of where cases come from, who migrated, etc. But it's not a cut-and-dried, one-flag-fits-all formula to come up with flags for everyone. There is always going to be some controversies. We should ensure that the Gerontology Wiki editing tools make it easier to make adjustments for exceptions.

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  • Good day CGTdk,

    I’ve noticed on Wikipedia’s oldest living people page that they have a template for rankings by using _row_count to show numbers. They automatically change when new entries are added/removed.

    Also, Wikipedia has an Age In Years And Days template to calculate the timespan between two dates in years and days.

    I was wondering if it is possible for you to get these templates to work on the Gerontology Wiki, since you do a lot of work in that area.

    Thank you, Richard Monkey (talk) 20:37, September 1, 2019 (UTC)

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  • Hey there CGT dk, It seems that on some pages, for instance the one for Jeralean Talley, it is formatted in some places in a way that makes it appear as though the person is still living despite now being deceased: "Her daughter Thelma has stated that Jeralean has remained active in her later life" as opposed to "Her daughter Thelma stated that Jeralean had remained active in her later life".

    I tried to fix this but the page is "protected"...any chance someone could edit it?

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