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Semi-protected edit request on 13 February 2019Edit

I think this page violates MOS:EUPHEMISM103.101.16.186 (talk) 09:09, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

Deceased is somewhat US-centric but I can't see Dead Wikipedians, erm, flying. Or are you referring to mentions of passed away in the text? - Sitush (talk) 09:12, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
I don't see any "passed away" occurrences in the article. There are one or two on the talk page, but so what? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 10:20, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
Passed away appears in some entries about individuals who are listed. I don't like it but they're not articles, so I doubt anyone really cares. I'm certainly not fussed enough to care. - Sitush (talk) 11:33, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
Deceased is somewhat US-centric? It is certainly common parlance in the UK to describe a dead person and I totally disagree that it is euphemistic in any way. If it is good enough for emergency services, courts and coroners reports, it is good enough for en-wiki. Surprised if it is not the same in any predominantly English speaking country. "passed away" is of course a euphemism. Leaky caldron (talk) 12:12, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
I won't labour the point as I was trying to work out what aspect the anon was unhappy with. Suffice to say, you won't find deceased used anything like as often as dead in the UK or most former UK colonies, which unfortunately means some massive number of countries, outside of formal/legalistic circumstances, whereas in the US it appears in obituaries and all sorts of other less formal situations. In terms of this set of pages, as I suggested, it really doesn't matter and deceased certainly has a better ring to it in these circumstances. - Sitush (talk) 14:00, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
Considering that the U.S. has a population of 330 million it is no surprise it is used more frequently. That does not, IMO, make it "US-centric", whatever that means. And yes, it clearly has a better ring to it. Leaky caldron (talk) 14:22, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
MOS:EUPHEMISM applies to articles. This is not an article. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 10:31, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

User: Bruce MouserEdit

User: Bruce Mouser died in December 2018.La Crosse Public Library Archives-A Tribute To Dr. Bruce Mouser Bruce Mouser taught at University of Wisconsin–La Crosse in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He started the article about George Edwin Taylor and it was the only article Dr. Mouser started. Is it possible to include Bruce Mouser in the list of Deceased Wikipedians? Thank you-you-RFD (talk) 16:07, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

User:Bruce.Mouser; 4 edits since 2010-10-21, last edit on 2012-10-03. That doesn't meet the threshold for inclusion. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 16:45, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
Thank you-RFD (talk) 18:12, 1 March 2019 (UTC)


See here? - Sitush (talk) 02:33, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

Weird, they apparently died last November and their user and talk pages here have the RIP template on them. So it's odd that they haven't been added here nor has anyone posted about their (apparent) death (no sources I could find) on their user talk page. IntoThinAir (talk) 21:51, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
Simplewiki post. :/ — Rhododendrites talk \\ 13:24, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
I have left a talk page request to her son asking for a link to an obit so we can have her added to the noticeboard.
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