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Dropping "Jr." and similar suffixes from person-article names (such as Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. (1942) will allow them to be listed automatically on hndis pages. (Currently that important person is not found by the automatic process on the Joseph Biden page.)

With our standard (YOB-YOD) naming, there can be no ambiguity if such suffixes are dropped. There is also the advantage that there will be no duplication caused by different suffixes applied to the same person by different generations ("II" for "Jr", for example).

Let's rename Joe Biden as Joseph Robinette Biden (1942-) and fix others the same way as we come across them.

--- Robin Patterson (Talk) 04:51, November 22, 2020 (UTC)

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