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Robin Patterson (Talk) 13:34, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

New improved standard page design and input[]

Welcome back!

Big development since your batch of edits a year ago: Semantic Forms using Semantic MediaWiki. The "Create new article" link in the sidebar leads to a form, where you just fill in boxes and "tab" between them. The information is then automatically re-presented in a variety of ways and can be used in clever searches. With just two or three clicks for each page, you can create subpages for Ancestor tree and descendants.

I might convert one of your articles to the new form to show you how it looks. You could then create new articles for parents (with some of the "people" data already filled in) just by clicking their links.

Robin Patterson (Talk) 03:01, March 15, 2010 (UTC)

Ambiguous page names[]

Please avoid creating page names for individuals that could easily apply to other individuals. Your William Reilly was a classic example. His son of the same name was on the same page, trying to link to it as if it were his own. I have disambiguated William, Senior, and his wife, but edited only some of the links from other pages that will need attention.

Estimated birth year is our commonest distinguishing mark (because it reduces the chance of duplication by about 99.8%), but others are possible.

Kind regards --— Robin Patterson (Talk) 15:52, May 17, 2010 (UTC)


You may be unaware of {{Siblings}}, which has been a standard part of new person-pages for some time but should be added to older pages. It produces an automatic table of siblings if either parent has an article. I've added it to the page you last edited. You may find other useful tips at Forum:Templates update, a page that could be worth following. Keep up the good work! -- Robin Patterson (Talk) 12:00, November 9, 2015 (UTC)

Minor edits[]

It is good to see that you are creating sensor and tree and descendant subpages. But it would be better if you remembered to check the "Minor edit" box more often, because that makes it easier for us to check for significant "Recent changes". -- Robin Patterson (Talk) 03:18, April 21, 2018 (UTC)