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People & Personage (2017)[edit]

I am in the process of pulling data out of Stellar Reaches for the various NPCs to start to flesh out Category:People... and I noted that most( 75%+?) appear to be listed as FirstName LastName. Should we consider changes needed to get the wiki show those pages as LastName, FirstName.

I just noticed that Category:Authors has a similar issue.

Ssteve (talk) 16:08, 26 January 2017 (EST)


The FirstName LastName articles are usually the older person articles. Hans recommended the LastName, FirstName style and added several articles with that style. Wikipedia uses the former for another reference. I have no preference as to which should be used, but you are correct all the articles should be updated to a common style. Tjoneslo (talk) 21:04, 26 January 2017 (EST)

Well; the way I see it no preference as to which should be used leaves it open (maybe a little too wide) for me to "start" something. Seeing how I have structured the document for LastName,FirstName, that is how things will get posted; see the good Dr. Theodore Krenstein as an example.

Ssteve (talk) 12:02, 28 January 2017 (EST)


I prefer first then last in an entry name, but alphabetized the opposite.
As a writer of exposition, we rarely use (last, first). When in a sentence or paragraph, we will most often find (first, last).
- Maksim-Smelchak (talk) 12:19, 28 January 2017 (EST)

That may take a little re-organization, but it is entirely possible. -Ssteve (talk) 12:26, 28 January 2017 (EST)


If you let me know what is going on, perhaps I can complement your efforts. It's always good to have a teammate and not go it alone.
- Maksim-Smelchak (talk) 17:41, 28 January 2017 (EST)

VIP Names (2017)[edit]

So, I got a little side-tracked (Cluster), but will get back to people soon. I have figured out how to get First-Last name to show on the header and Last-First name in the category page...

create the page with First-Last... and then {{LEN|Last, First}}

--Ssteve (talk) 12:15, 4 February 2017 (EST)


Steve, your cluster work looks fab.
We should work with Thomas soon to make cargo functions for astrographic features.
- Maksim-Smelchak (talk) 07:36, 8 February 2017 (EST)