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Please test any changes in the template's /sandbox or /testcases subpages, or in a user subpage, and consider discussing changes at the talk page before implementing them.


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)

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