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In my grandpa's page (John Roland Lee) it the bio line says "None was born..." I'm not sure how to fix it. If someone could let me know how to fix this/prevent this in the future or point me to an appropriate resource, I would greatly appreciate that.


Ethan 21:13, June 28, 2016 (UTC)

The name that appears in the bio is the "short name", so if you type "none" into the "short name", that is what appears in the bio. For ordinary people (ie no titles, etc) the full name is the appropriate value for "short name". Thurstan (talk) 21:28, June 28, 2016 (UTC)
Thank you very much! Simple enough.

Ethan 01:02, June 29, 2016 (UTC)

Help:Articles/start (which is strongly recommended to newcomers) says ' "Short name" (your choice, but best choice could be the name the individual was addressed by as a child, including the birth surname, because it heads the infobox and is used elsewhere; adding a woman's married surname is OK after the maiden name, and you can include titles such as "Sir") . -- Robin Patterson (Talk) 03:14, June 29, 2016 (UTC)