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Statistics (Please do not archive)Edit

Date Number of Creator templates Number of Files using Creator template
6430 281k
7488 321k
8698 379k
10,285 452k
15,441 872k
24,783 1457k

Graph based on quarry:query/25334


Only says "birth" even if also death-infoEdit

The following:

 | Name              = Fortuné Méaulle
 | Birthdate         = 1844-04-11
 | Birthloc          = Angers
 | Deathyear         = 1901
 | Deathloc          = 

displays as:

Fortuné Méaulle (1844–1901)  


As currently implemented, the page Creator:John Doe created with this template is automatically categorized into Category:John Doe. In some cases this is incorrect (for example, see Category:Alexander Binder). Instead, the Creator page should belong to the category identified by the "Commons category" property of the Wikidata item. --R'n'B (talk) 22:00, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

This can be circumvented by adding |Homecat = Alexander Binder (photographer) to Creator:Alexander Binder. --Animalparty (talk) 01:01, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Calculate how many years ago the creator died and what copyright restrictions apply and display in the creator template.Edit

Have the template calculate and display "Lars Persson died 82 years ago. Their works are in the public domain in their country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less."

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk • contribs) 12:58, 15 March 2019‎ (UTC)
This is not necessary as this can be done directly using the data from Wikidata. Example for {{PD-old-auto}} for Sarah Purser whose wikidata entry is Sarah Purser (Q7422719) where date of death (P570) delivers . This can be combined to the following construct
{{PD-old-auto |deathyear={{Str left|{{Ymd|1={{Data|item=Q7422719|property=P570|displayformat=raw}}}}|4}}}}
where {{Data}} fetches a property for a Wikidata entry, displayformat=raw suppresses the conversion to a human-readable format, {{Ymd}} converts it to the standard format YYYY-MM-DD, and {{Str left}} picks the first four characters, i.e. YYYY. There is no need to burden the {{Creator}} template with this as nowadays all these templates fetch the data from Wikidata whenever possible. --AFBorchert (talk) 17:29, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

Table on mobileEdit

This template has usability problems on mobile. Would anyone be able to make use of TemplateStyles to make this usable on mobile? See phab:T221895 for details and video of the problem. Jdlrobson (talk) 06:07, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

Wrong DescriptionEdit

How is Description generated based on wikidata items? For example, Creator:Tan Zekai now has a Description of Taiwanese when UI language is English, and 臺灣 when UI is traditional Chinese (zh-hant). It is obviously not drawing from wikidata descriptions because they are Chinese calligrapher and 中國書法家 respectively. I want to know about this because the description Taiwanese is factually wrong. Tan Zekai was a citizen of Taiwan (Q865), aka Republic of China (ROC). ROC became colloquially equivalent to Taiwan after 1949 when KMT lost mainland China, but Tan Zekai died in 1948.--Roy17 (talk) 10:37, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

I guess it takes values from country of citizenship (P27) and occupation (P106). I changed the item's P27 to Republic of China (1912–1949) (Q13426199). Problem solved it seems.--Roy17 (talk) 12:31, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Roy17, Description field has kind of a long story:
  • originally it was a free text provided by the description field, however in most cases it only had {{NationAndOccupation}} template with gender, occupation and nationality fields
  • latter gender, occupation and nationality fields were added to {{Creator}} template which called {{NationAndOccupation}} template. That way {{Creator}} description always starts with phrase stating nationality and occupation. Content of description field is added in the second line.
  • when we started fetching data from Wikidata, we got Occupation from occupation (P106), gender from sex or gender (P21). Unfortunately Wikidata community decided not to store nationality information about people and only store country of citizenship (P27) and ethnic group (P172) fields which are not always equivalent and that is where we get them.
In case of Creator:Tan Zekai I see the description now says "Chinese calligrapher" so I guess the problem is solved. But in the future, notice that if the fields on Wikidata do not give you desirable description, one can always add local occupation' and nationality parameters. --Jarekt (talk) 12:35, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
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