Talk:Lizo Mzimba

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Birth dateEdit

Although everywhere online says he was born in 1979 (IMDb says in London) I just looked him up on the biths index. The only Lizo Mzimba born between 1960 and 1980 is a Lizo Langa Mzimba, birth registered in Solihull in 19__. Unless it turns out he wasn't born in England then this must be him. Crisso (talk) 18:32, 5 August 2010 (UTC)

Lizo (who is an old friend) contacted me to say that he doesn't want his year of birth published, due to concerns about identity theft. I've suggested that he logs it by email with the Foundation so that you don't have to take my word for it, but I've reverted the article for the time being. WP:DOB says in that case the normal procedure is to give only the year of birth, but Lizo's previous practice has been to publish only his birthday and omit the year. I suggest we agree and delete it out of the history, but I'll leave that decision to someone with more experience in BLP matters. I have edited Crisso's comment above to conceal the year. --rbrwr± 13:26, 9 August 2010 (UTC)
I agree here and have made the necessary changes. The Foundation have received a request from the subject, logged under 2010080910007489. As a result of this request, which I firmly believe is in the spirit of WP:DOB, I have redacted all edits which include the birth year, and would ask that it not be added unless it's been discussed at length by the community. The subject has had many problems with identity fraud, and it has long been the policy of the BBC to not show his birth year. Any questions, drop me a note, but I won't be watchlisting this page. Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry (talk) 15:48, 9 August 2010 (UTC)
Is the birth day and month sourced? Should be removed as well, no? –xenotalk 15:50, 9 August 2010 (UTC)
I dare say so, but I'm acting only within the purview of the ticket :-) Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry (talk) 18:11, 9 August 2010 (UTC)
So done [1]. –xenotalk 18:12, 9 August 2010 (UTC)
Thank you both. --rbrwr± 19:59, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

Assessment commentEdit

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Lizo Mzimba/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

At time of writing, the =Lizo_Mzimba&oldid=83899574 Lizo Mzimba article only has four short paragraphs. It has a stub template so I classed it as a stub.


Good things about the article
  • Gives quite a good general overview
  • From what there is, it is quite detailed


Things that need to be improved
  • Too short
  • Not referenced enough


I think that this article should reference more and that it should be lenghthened. --lEoN2323 19:47, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Last edited at 19:47, 26 October 2006 (UTC). Substituted at 22:21, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 20 December 2016Edit

81.130.153.16 (talk) 13:10, 20 December 2016 (UTC)
  Not done: as you have not requested a change.
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Semi-protected edit request on 20 December 2016Edit

I would like to edit this page. 81.130.153.16 (talk) 13:11, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

  Not done This is not the right page to request additional user rights.
If you want to suggest a change, please request this in the form "Please replace XXX with YYY" or "Please add ZZZ between PPP and QQQ".
Please also cite reliable sources to back up your request, without which no information should be added to, or changed in, any article. - Arjayay (talk) 13:26, 20 December 2016 (UTC)
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