Twice now you have renamed Bob Weighton's article to "Robert Weighton" without discussion. You say the reason for doing this is that "Bob" is a nickname, but I disagree with this for two reasons:
1. A nickname is generally an affectionate or light-hearted name that's typically given to an individual by others. "Bob" is not really a nickname in this sense; it is simply short for "Robert" in the same way that "Jim" is short for James or "Harry" is short for "Henry".
2. As far as I'm aware, Mr Weighton generally preferred the name "Bob", and in my view the article title should reflect this.
In future, please discuss before making changes like this.
Recently, we suffered from massive attacks of trolling, in all truth, by one troll. I would like to thank all those who spent hours of their precious time reverting the vandalism made on many pages. The Gerontology Wiki has been created by our altruistic mission for science and education, by our trust in people's good will to gather and share wisdom, and the advantage of thought for creation over destruction.
Our desire for the proper editing tools and protections, to minimize vandalism. We are in talks with the Wikia HQ on how to achieve that. Meanwhile, with the input of trusted and experienced editors, the Gerontology Wiki has been constantly growing, reaching more than 4,000 pages.
The May 12 vandalism comes from the actions of just one troll, named Timothy McGuire, a mentally ill individual who resorts to sending death threats to other people. For this reason, as we take the blackmailing seriously, he was visited by the FBI last year. It seems his memory of this visit has faded away. He's been warned that if the violation of law doesn't cease, the FBI will inevitably visit him again.
Let this unpleasant person not diminish your enthusiasm and passion for longevity.
Hello! White Eaglet!
I would like to know how I click on a country acronym (for example: URU) to go straight to that country page without having to go to the list of Latin American supercenarians.
thanks in advance.
For the longest time, Kidd has been known to have likely been born in 1905 (which is supported by the 1910 and 1920 censuses). Why did you just remove that without discussion?
I get that Kidd is not officially validated yet, but there was no need to remove her more likely birthdate and replace it with her claimed one (which is likely not true) just because. I won’t change it back without discussing it with you first.
The Gerontology Wiki does not perform age validation. As a tertiary source encyclopedia, it can only base on other sources. No source states Maggie Kidd's birthdate as "Dec. 8, 1905" to my knowledge.
White Eaglet (talk) 11:17, July 9, 2019 (UTC)
Is it not possible to at least mention that her more likely year of birth is 1905, and that there is evidence to back it up? It doesn’t have to be in the lede of the article, but I don’t see why we should disregard it completely. Richard Monkey (talk) 11:24, July 9, 2019 (UTC)
The original research says that Kidd is 114. I believe that Kidd is really 113. Since Kidd is Disputed we might move her to longevity claims. Right now America's oldest woman is Murphy, aged 114. Also too is that Meloche also claims her birth date as 11/23 but GRG says 12/5. Ford, aged 113 claims she is 114 but GRG States she is 113. So then could we list these supercentenarians either pending or disputed or should we removed them from the list.
Madison Tormey - I'm afraid you're incorrect. Listing Maggie Kidd as born Dec. 8, 1904 and aged 114 does not fit within the original research, because there are plenty of public sources that state her claim as such. The Gerontology Research Group, as the scientific body performing the age validation serves here as a source of a higher importance, but the validation of Mrs. Kidd hasn't been completed yet. White Eaglet (talk) 05:08, July 10, 2019 (UTC)
Same thing as with Hester Ford too. Original research says Ford is 113 but other research says she is 114. GRG States Ford States her born in 1905 as the eleventh oldest person in the world. But back in the early 20th century birth records was not really a need. Right now the oldest living person is Kane Tanaka aged 116 who is born in 1903. Remember when GRG was fighting over Quesada. I think Quesada's age is true. So could we Add Maria Konvinch to the list please who is from Belarus. I think we should take any claims from the list that is younger than the oldest living person. So talk to me about what do you think about what I just said
It is not the "original research" that says Hester Ford is 113, but that is the word of the independent scientific team being the Gerontology Research Group; the primary source for this encyclopedia.
If you think Maria Kononovich's (not "Konvinch") and Maria Emilia Quesada's claims are true, I suggest you put your effort into contacting their families and finding evidence confirming their ages, and then submitting these to the Gerontology Research Group. If the international scientific group deems their ages validated, then OK.
I got Maria Emila Quesada from Wikipedia last year when everyone was fighting and arguing about it. Everyone was keep her but people were saying her age is 100% true and If you remove her from the list your account will be blocked. So if Wikipedia says it does it have to be true or not. Also could we Add Ida Troupe to the list too and she was born in Christmas 1900.
I heard someone told me that Wikipedia is not a reliable source a while ago. Wikipedia is keep saying that gerontolgy wiki a is not a reliable source. And someone told me that no one is watching them but that is not true. I yelled at Wikipedia saying that Wikia is more accurate than Wikipedia and they are keep fighting and arguing to me. They have been talking about this for 1 or 2 years now. So what do think of Wikia is reliable than Wikipedia or not.
Wikipedia’s longevity section is run by a group of miserable people who have no interest in the subject, only Wikipedia itself. They accept all reported claims from “reliable sources” prima facie regardless of whether they are actually true or whether they can be validated by the GRG. Whereas here, we know better.
I just laughed when you said Wikipedia's longevity section is run by a group of miserable people. Now I hate Wikipedia. For now on I will listen to wikia for oldest people instead of wikipedia. I think you are right I think we Really know better than Wikipedians. Wikipedians are just idiots. Wikipedia is not a reliable source. Wikipedia keeps fight over wikia of who is better who. I love wikia.
Yes that's right Sebia97 Wikipedia says that Yahoo's oldest people group is not a reliable so Now I know that Ms. Kidd is 113. Pedia also says that gerontolgy is not reliable but one of the Users is Robert Young. You are right everyone. Wikipedia is a trash site.
Good day, White Eaglet. Is it possible for you to change Lorenzo Malori to Lorenza Dotta in the Oldest Living Italians template. I don’t know why or when he was added, but he is an entirely different person to Lorenza Dotta.