Ryoung122 Ryoung122 10 September

Articles in Foreign Languages


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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Ryoung122 Ryoung122 24 April 2017


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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Ryoung122 Ryoung122 13 March 2017

Unvalidated Supercentenarians vs Longevity Claims


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 Ryoung122 9 March 2017

More Help for Longevity Claims articles


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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Ryoung122 Ryoung122 24 November 2016

Articles Without Pictures category

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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