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TemplateData errorEdit

Bad JSON format. You can cancel this operation so you can correct it, delete the current <templatedata> tags and try again, or continue to replace the current TemplateData with a new one.

@Christian75, I'm getting the above error when I attempt to edit TemplateData via the edit page button. Do you want to try to resolve the error rather than reverting the changes you made in late May? (not watching, please {{ping}} as needed) czar 09:52, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

@Czar:I removed a "," - but I can not test it (because I do not know where you got the error). I'm only using json via the script User:Evad37/rater.js Christian75 (talk) 10:55, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

old peer review categoryEdit

Hello. I've noticed that Category:Old requests for Biography peer review has been deleted since 2011, but still part of the Template:WikiProject Biography per the |old-peer-review= switch. Is there a reason for this inconsistency? Thanks! --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 17:23, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

It was deleted under WP:CSD#C1 by Skier Dude (talk · contribs). It should probably be undeleted, and marked {{possibly empty category}}. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 18:33, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

Detecting use in user spaceEdit

Category:User-Class biography articles is showing up in the Special:WantedCategories backlog because User:Auric has tagged a couple of articles such as User talk:Geo Swan/Abdul Hafiz (Guantanamo captive 1030) as "User" class after they were moved to user space. Per WP: REDNOT Auric should not have made an edit that left a page with red links to a category, but per WP:USERNOCAT this template shouldn't be creating categories when it's in user space anyway. I don't know how often bio articles get moved to user pages, but would it be worth doing some user space detection that disables categories on user pages? Le Deluge (talk) 12:56, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

Sorry about that. I think I got that from Category:User-Class biography (military) articles. --Auric talk 13:03, 30 December 2019 (UTC)
WP:USERNOCAT is about not putting user pages into content categories. Categories with names like "Foo-Class bar articles" are not content categories, they contain only talk pages. An example of a content category is Category:Afghan extrajudicial prisoners of the United States, from which the user page User:Geo Swan/Abdul Hafiz (Guantanamo captive 1030) has correctly been excluded. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 22:40, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

Assessment parametersEdit

  Moved to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Biography: RandomCanadian (talk / contribs) 15:39, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

Changing the iconEdit

 
This guy is boring.

We have had the same icon of the little white guy with a tie forever. I've tried to start a conversation about changing it before, but maybe it is best to just be bold. I'm not particularly attached to the cowboy-Inuit-geisha trio, so any suggestions would be welcome.

Please change the value of IMAGE_LEFT from File:Crystal personal.svg to File:Etno icon.png and change the value of IMAGE_LEFT_LARGE to 80px. Thank you, gobonobo + c 09:06, 8 June 2020 (UTC)

  Not done for now: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit template-protected}} template. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 20:08, 8 June 2020 (UTC)
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