Wikipedia:Requested moves

Wikimedia project page to request page moves

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Closing instructions

Requested moves is a process for requesting the retitling (moving) of an article, template, or project page on Wikipedia. (For retitling files, categories and other items, see When not to use this page.)

Please read the article titling policy and the guideline regarding primary topics before moving a page or requesting a page move.

Any autoconfirmed user can use the Move function to perform most moves (see Help:How to move a page). If you have no reason to expect a dispute concerning a move, be bold and move the page. However, it may not always be possible or desirable to do this:

  • Technical reasons may prevent a move: a page may already exist at the target title and require deletion, or the page may be protected from moves. See: § Requesting technical moves.
  • Requests to revert recent, undiscussed, controversial moves may be made at WP:RM/TR. If the new name has not become the stable title, the undiscussed move will be reverted. If the new name has become the stable title, a requested move will be needed to determine the article's proper location.
  • A title may be disputed, and discussion may be necessary to reach consensus: see § Requesting controversial and potentially controversial moves. The requested moves process is not mandatory, and sometimes an informal discussion at the article's talk page can help reach consensus.
  • Unregistered users and new (not yet autoconfirmed) users are unable to move pages.

Requests are generally processed after seven days. If consensus is reached at or after this time, a reviewer will enact the request. If not, the request may be re-listed to allow more time for consensus to develop, or the discussion closed as "no consensus". See Wikipedia:Requested moves/Closing instructions for more details on the process.

Wikipedia:Move review can be used to contest the outcome of a move request as long as all steps are followed. If a discussion on the closer's talk page does not resolve an issue, then a move review will evaluate the close of the move discussion to determine whether or not the contested close was reasonable and consistent with the spirit and intent of common practice, policies, and guidelines.

When not to use this page

Separate processes exist for moving certain types of pages, and for changes other than page moves:

Undiscussed moves

Autoconfirmed editors may move a page without discussion if all of the following apply:

  • No article exists at the new target title;
  • There has been no discussion (especially no recent discussion) about the title of the page that expressed any objection to a new title; and
  • It seems unlikely that anyone would reasonably disagree with the move.

If you disagree with such a move, and the new title has not been in place for a long time, you may revert the move. If you cannot revert the move for technical reasons, then you may request a technical move.

Move wars are disruptive, so if you make a bold move and it is reverted, do not make the move again. Instead, follow the procedures laid out in § Requesting controversial and potentially controversial moves.

Requesting technical moves

If you are unable to complete a move for technical reasons, you can request technical help below. This is the correct page if you tried to move a page, and you got an error message saying something like "You do not have permission to move this page, for the following reasons:".

  • To list a technical request: the Uncontroversial technical requests subsection and insert the following code filling in pages and reason:
    {{subst:RMassist|current page title|new page title|reason=reason for move}}
    
    This will automatically insert a bullet and include your signature. Please do not edit the article's talk page.
  • If you object to a proposal listed in the uncontroversial technical requests section, please move the request to the Contested technical requests section, append a note on the request elaborating on why, and sign with ~~~~. Consider pinging the requester to let them know about the objection.
  • If your technical request is contested, or if a contested request is left untouched without reply, create a requested move on the article talk and remove the request from the section here. The fastest and easiest way is to click the "discuss" button at the request, save the talk page, and remove the entry on this page.

Technical requests

Uncontroversial technical requests
Contested technical requests
Requests to revert undiscussed moves

Requesting controversial and potentially controversial moves

The discussion process is used for potentially controversial moves. A move is potentially controversial if either of the following applies:

  • there has been any past debate about the best title for the page;
  • someone could reasonably disagree with the move.

Use this process if there is any reason to believe a move would be contested. For technical move requests, such as to correct obvious typographical errors, see Requesting technical moves. The technical moves procedure can also be used for uncontroversial moves when the requested title is occupied by an existing article.

Do not create a new move request when one is already open on the same talk page. Instead, consider contributing to the open discussion if you would like to propose another alternative. Multiple closed move requests may be on the same page, but each should have a unique section heading.

Do not create a move request to rename one or more redirects. Redirects cannot be used as current titles in requested moves.

Requesting a single page move

To request a single page move, click on the "New section" tab of the talk page of the article you want moved, without adding a new subject/header, inserting this code:

{{subst:requested move|NewName|reason=Place here your rationale for the proposed page name change, ideally referring to applicable naming convention policies and guidelines, and providing evidence in support where appropriate. If your reasoning includes search engine results, please prioritize searches limited to reliable sources (e.g. books, news, scholarly papers) over other web results. You don't need to add your signature at the end, as this template will do so automatically.}}

Replace NewName with the requested new name of the page (or with a simple question mark, if you want more than one possible new name to be considered). The template will automatically create the heading "Requested move 16 March 2021" and sign the post for you.

There is no need to edit the article in question. Once the above code is added to the Talk page, a bot will automatically add the following notification at the top of the article:

Note: Unlike other request processes on Wikipedia, such as Requests for comment, nominations need not be neutral. Make your point as best you can; use evidence (such as Google Ngrams and pageview statistics) and refer to applicable policies and guidelines, especially our article titling policy and the guideline on disambiguation and primary topics.

WikiProjects may subscribe to Article alerts to receive RM notifications. For example, Wikipedia:WikiProject Biography/Article alerts/Requested moves is transcluded to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Biography. RMCD bot notifies many of the other Wikiprojects listed on the talk page of the article to be moved to invite project members to participate in the RM discussion. Requesters should feel free to notify any other Wikiproject or noticeboard that might be interested in the move request, as long as this notification is neutral.

Single page move on a different talk page

Occasionally, a move request must be made on a talk page other than the talk page of the page to be moved. For example, a request to rename Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation/Resources to Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation/Reviewing and templates would need to take place at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Articles for creation because the talk page of the project page to be moved, Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Articles for creation/Resources, is a redirect to that centralized discussion page. In this type of case, the requested move should be made using the following code:

{{subst:requested move|reason=(the reason for the page move goes here).|current1=(present title of page to be renamed)|new1=(proposed title of page)}}

Note that the |1= unnamed parameter is not used, and that the |current1= and |new1= parameters are used similar to multiple page moves described below.

Requesting multiple page moves

A single template may be used to request multiple related moves. On one of the talk pages of the affected articles, create a request and format it as below. A sample request for three page moves is shown here (for two page moves, omit the lines for current3 and new3). For four page moves, add lines for current4 and new4, and so on. There is no technical limit on the number of multiple move requests, but before requesting very large multi-moves, consider whether a naming convention should be changed first. Discuss that change on the talk page for the naming convention, e.g., Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (sportspeople).

To request a multiple page move, edit at the bottom of the talk page of the article you chose for your request, without adding a new header, inserting this code:

{{subst:requested move
| current1 = Current title of page 1
| new1 = New title for page 1 with the talk page hosting this discussion
| current2 = Current title of page 2
| new2 = New title for page 2
| current3 = Current title of page 3
| new3 = New title for page 3
| reason = Place here your rationale for the proposed page name change, ideally referring to applicable naming convention policies and guidelines, and providing evidence in support where appropriate. If your reasoning includes search engine results, please prioritize searches limited to reliable sources (e.g. books, news, scholarly papers) over other web results. You don't need to add your signature at the end, as this template will do so automatically.}}

For example, to propose moving the articles Wikipedia and Wiki, put this template on Talk:Wikipedia, and replace current2 with Wiki. The discussion for all affected articles is held on the talk page of the article at page 1 (Talk:Wikipedia). Do not sign a request with ~~~~ as the template does this automatically. Do not skip pairs of numbers.

RMCD bot automatically places a notice section on the talk page of the additional pages that are included in your request, advising that the move discussion is in progress, where it is, and that all discussion for all pages included in the request should take place at that one location.

Occasionally the discussions for significant multi-move requests may be hosted on WikiProject talk pages or other pages in Project namespace. For multi-move discussions hosted on a page which is not itself proposed to be moved, specify |current1=Current title of page 1 for the first page to move.

Request all associated moves explicitly

Please list every move that you wish to have made in your request. For example, if you wish to move Cricket (disambiguation) to Cricket because you do not believe the sport is the primary topic for the search term "Cricket", then you actually want to move two pages, both Cricket (disambiguation) and Cricket. Thus you must list proposed titles for each page affected by your request. For example, you might propose:

If a new title is not proposed for the sport, it is more difficult to achieve consensus for a new title for that article. A move request that does not show what to do with the material at its proposed target, such as:

is incomplete. As a malformed move request, it may be subject to early closure on procedural grounds.

Template usage examples and notes
Talk page tag Text that will be shown (and usage notes)
{{subst:Requested move|new|reason=why}}
links talk edit
Requested move 16 March 2021

Wikipedia:Requested movesNew – why Example (talk) 21:47, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

Use when the proposed new title is given.
Do not sign this template—this tag is auto-signed when substituted. Be sure to use the subst:.
This tag should be placed at the beginning of the section containing the relevant discussion.

{{subst:Requested move|?|reason=why}}
Requested move 16 March 2021

Wikipedia:Requested moves → ? – why Example (talk) 21:47, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

Use when the proposed new title is not known.
Do not sign this template—this tag is auto-signed when substituted. Be sure to use the subst:.
This tag should be placed at the beginning of the section containing the relevant discussion.

{{subst:Requested move|new|reason=why|talk=yes}}
Requested move 16 March 2021

Wikipedia:Requested movesNew – why Example (talk) 21:47, 16 March 2021‎ (UTC)

Survey
Feel free to state your position on the renaming proposal by beginning a new line in this subsection with *'''Support''' or *'''Oppose''', then sign your comment with ~~~~. Since polling is not a substitute for discussion, please explain your reasons, taking into account Wikipedia's policy on article titles.
    Discussion
    Any additional comments:



    This template adds subsections for survey and discussion.
    Do not sign this template—this tag is auto-signed when substituted. Be sure to use the subst:
    Click the "New Section" tab on the talk page and leave the Subject/headline blank, as the template by default automatically creates the heading.

{{subst:Requested move|new1=x|current2=y|new2=z|reason=why}}
Requested move 16 March 2021

– why Example (talk) 21:47, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

Do not sign this template—this tag is auto-signed when substituted.
Be sure to use the subst: and place this tag at the beginning of the section containing the relevant discussion.
Add additional related move requests in pairs (|current3= and |new3=, |current4= and |new4=, etc.).

{{subst:Requested move|new1=?|current2=y|new2=?|reason=why}}
Requested move 16 March 2021

– why Example (talk) 21:47, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

Commenting on a requested move

All editors are welcome to contribute to the discussion regarding a requested page move. There are a number of standards that Wikipedians should practice in such discussions:

  • When editors recommend a course of action, they write Support or Oppose in bold text, which is done by surrounding the word with three single quotes on each side, e.g. '''Support'''.
  • Comments or recommendations are added on a new bulleted line (that is, starting with *) and signed by adding ~~~~ to the end. Responses to another editor are threaded and indented using multiple bullets.
  • The article itself should be reviewed before any recommendation is made; do not base recommendations solely on the information supplied by other editors. It may also help to look at the article's edit history. However, please read the earlier comments and recommendations, as well as prior move requests. They may contain relevant arguments and useful information.
  • Vested interests in the article should be disclosed per Wikipedia:Conflict of interest#How to disclose a COI.

When participating, please consider the following:

  • Editors should make themselves familiar with the article titling policy at Wikipedia:Article titles.
  • Other important guidelines that set forth community norms for article titles include Wikipedia:Disambiguation, specific naming conventions, and the manual of style.
  • The debate is not a vote; please do not make recommendations that are not sustained by arguments.
  • Explain how the proposed article title meets or contravenes policy and guidelines rather than merely stating that it does so.
  • Nomination already implies that the nominator supports the name change, and nominators should refrain from repeating this recommendation on a separate bulleted line.[a]
  • Do not make conflicting recommendations. If you change your mind, use strike-through to retract your previous statement by enclosing it between <s> and </s> after the bullets, and de-bold the struck words, as in "• Support Oppose".

Please remember that reasonable editors will sometimes disagree, but that arguments based in policy, guidelines, and evidence have more weight than unsupported statements. When an editor offers an argument that does not explain how the move request is consistent with policies and guidelines, a reminder to engage in constructive, on-topic discussion may be useful. On the other hand, a pattern of responding to requests with groundless opinion, proof by assertion, and ignoring content guidelines may become disruptive. If a pattern of disruptive behavior persists after efforts are made to correct the situation through dialogue, please consider using a dispute resolution process.

Closing a requested move

Any uninvolved editor in good standing may close a move request. Please read the closing instructions for information on how to close a move request. The Simple guide to closing RM discussions details how to actually close a requested move discussion.

Relisting a requested move

Relisting a discussion moves the request out of the backlog up to the current day in order to encourage further input. The decision to relist a discussion is best left to uninvolved experienced editors upon considering, but declining, to close the discussion. In general, discussions should not be relisted more than once before properly closing.[b] Users relisting a debate which has already been relisted, or relisting a debate with a substantial discussion, should write a short explanation on why they did not consider the debate sufficient to close. While there is no consensus forbidding participation in a requested move discussion after relisting it, many editors consider it an inadvisable form of supervote. If you want to relist a discussion and then participate in it, be prepared to explain why you think it was appropriate.

Relisting can be done using {{subst:relisting}}, which automatically includes the relister's signature, and which must be placed at the very end of the initial request after the move requester's signature (and subsequent relisters' signatures). When a discussion has been relisted a bot partially underlines the "Discuss" link in the lists of debates: (Discuss).

When a relisted discussion reaches a resolution, it may be closed at any time according to the closing instructions; there is no required length of time to wait before closing a relisted discussion.

If discussion has become stale, or it seems that discussion would benefit from more input of editors versed in the subject area, consider more widely publicizing the discussion, such as by notifying WikiProjects of the discussion using the template {{RM notification}}. Banners placed at the top of the talk page hosting the move request can often be used to identify WikiProjects suitable for notification.

Notes

  1. ^ A nominator making a procedural nomination with which they may not agree is free to add a bulleted line explaining their actual position. Additional detail, such as sources, may also be provided in an additional bullet point if its inclusion in the nomination statement would make the statement unwieldy. Please remember that the entire nomination statement is transcluded into the list on this page.
  2. ^ Despite this, discussions are occasionally relisted more than once.

Current discussions

This section lists all requests filed or identified as potentially controversial which are currently under discussion.

This list is also available in a page-link-first format and in table format. 62 discussions have been relisted, indicated by (Discuss)

March 16, 2021

  • (Discuss)Drum stick – It has been suggested that I initiate a new Requested Move due to the time elapsed since the first request.
    External video
    video icon How It's Made Drumsticks,
    Discovery video on YouTube
    I propose that the article should be named Drumsticks per WP:COMMONNAME, per WP:NCPLURAL§Exceptions, the commonality of referring to drumsticks as 'them' (plural), as in "I found them at the music store". Though sticks are made individually, the manufacturing process pairs them according to their sound pitch.
    — Christopher, Sheridan, OR (talk) 21:18, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Andalusian Mosque – Almost the same name, but arguably a little more desirable for a few reasons: # "Andalusian Mosque" is a legitimate title (it's given in some online sources cited here) but the literal meaning of the name is also ambiguous with any mosque that is "Andalusian", and for general readers "Andalusian" is already a vague word with multiple potential meanings, so it's not the best fit for WP:PRECISE. # "Mosque of the Andalusians" is a more direct translation of the Arabic name (Jama' al-Andalussiyyin) and the French name (Mosquée des Andalous), from which the English name was essentially just translated (sometimes the French name is still used even in guidebooks). This also has the benefit of making the name's origin and etymology more immediately transparent to readers. # There are few reliable English-lanugage sources about this mosque and so there's not much to compare with, but the recent book "Architecture of the Islamic West: North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula, 700-1800" by Jonathan Bloom calls it both the "Andalusiyyin Mosque" (which is equivalent to the transliteration used for the "al-Qarawiyyin" mosque's page) and the "Mosque of the Andalusians"; either one I think is appropriate, but the latter is easier to understand for English readers. This is practically the only published English-language overview on Islamic architecture of this region, by a well-respected scholar versed on the wider topic, so I'd suggest that this is one of the most reliable English sources to consult and compare with. So in sum: this isn't much of a difference from the current name, so I don't see any reason for it to be controversial, but this particular formulation is simply a little more precise and slightly more accurate all things considered. R Prazeres (talk) 19:37, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Karl von Habsburg – This man is Austrian. Use of the particule von is illegal in Austria, so he does not use it, and it is wrong for Wikipedia to suggest that he does. He calls himself Karl Habsburg-Lothringen and represented his country in the European Parliament under that name. Opera hat (talk) 17:18, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)SədərəkSadarak (city) – Move to "Sadarak (city)" per WP:UE/WP:COMMONNAME/WP:ENGLISH. Added (city) to avoid confusion with Sadarak District. Proof of anglicized name being the common name: Results from Google News: Sadarak: 251 Sədərək: 1 Results from Google Scholar: Sadarak: 133 Sədərək: 15 This is the same name but an anglicized version. Unlike other small villages, this is a fairly large town and an administrative centre, which has made a lot of appearances in English-language media, in most of which, "Sadarak" has been used much more, establishing its WP:COMMONNAME. I'd also like to ask the closing admin to give more attention to the arguments being made rather than the vote counts, as there are people who go over to each RM and repeat unrelated policies as an "Oppose" argument. — CuriousGolden (T·C) 13:19, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)2021 East Asia sandstorm2021 Mongolian Plateau sandstorm – – The sandstorm primarily hit the nomad area in the Mongolian Plateau (Mongolia and Inner Mongolia) where 10 people died in Mongolia and still 11 missing after more than one day, plus several cities completely shut down in Inner Mongolia. From northwest to southeast it eventually reach the North China Plain, where few damage has been done. The current title is based on several western media holding Sinocentric viewpoints and does not respect those who passed away in the sandstorm enough. With referring to Mongolian and Chinese media we can get a more globalized view but right now the title should be changed. Nomads' lives matter. --173.68.165.114 (talk) 07:59, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Kurdish chiefdomsKurdish emirates – "Kurdish chiefdoms" is a term that hardly occurs in the scholarly literature. From this article, it looks like "Kurdish emirates" (Kurdish semi-independent entities existing under nominal Ottoman rule) are meant. (t · c) buidhe 06:47, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Assembled – Given the titling of the series by both Marvel and Disney+. The primary decision/support for this request is consistency with the related docuseries Marvel Studios: Legends, the article for which is based as its current location given the title of the series by, again, both Marvel and Disney+. To the casual reader, "Assembled" is very ambiguous to "Assemble", a disambiguation page, in the same way that " " is ambiguous to "Legend". -- /Alex/21 01:07, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

March 15, 2021

  • (Discuss)ÍBV-íþróttafélag – ÍBV-íþróttafélag is only one of many ÍBV entities for football and handball, main name of the club is Íþróttabandalag Vestmannaeyja (ÍBV) and under that brand are many ÍBV associations only for financial separation purposes. Halli (talk) 21:25, 8 March 2021 (UTC) Relisting. Andrewa (talk) 23:42, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)2021 Armenian coup d'état attempt – Per the concerns expressed in the talk page and the reasons why the neutrality and accuracy tags were added. Controversial name, a rename to "political crisis" could be less contested and more accurate. --NoonIcarus (talk) 19:53, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Gender bias on Wikipedia – I think this article should be at "Wikipedia gender gap" rather than "Gender bias on Wikipedia". * The term "gender gap" appears to be more common. A Google search for " Wikipedia "gender gap" " brings up 458,000 results, whereas a Google search for " Wikipedia "gender bias" " brings up 228,000 results. * When referring to gender in editor demographics or gender in the quantity of biographies, the term "gender gap" is more neutral as it doesn't embody assumptions about causes and isn't an implicit value judgement. Gender in editor demographics and gender in the quantity of biographies are by far the most common things that people are referring to when people way say that Wikipedia has gender bias. There are some other issues, such as lexical bias that this article would still need to cover. Clayoquot (talk | contribs) 17:25, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Requests for closure – The closing of content discussions is not an administrative matter. The community affirmed this in a 2012 RfC, and it's quite strongly established currently. The vast majority of discussions advertised on this page are content discussions (RfCs or talk page discussions). Whilst a very small minority are discussions that only admins can close (such as DRVs), they are a very small minority and are separated into a separate section anyway. The page title should be moved away from a subpage of AN for these reasons. ProcrastinatingReader (talk) 10:47, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)UK Singles Chart – Starting this discussion on behalf of user:Erpert who proposed this at RFD. Rationale:"This redirect should be the other way around; the lead section even states that Official Singles Chart is the current name of the chart." I am neutral on this issue. Oiyarbepsy (talk) 08:52, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Isabel FrancoIsabel Franco Sánchez – Not the WP:PRIMARYTOPIC for the name or even the profession, due to Congress member Isabel Franco Carmona. The Spanish Wikipedia separates the two by their second surname, rather than DOB, office or party. Unlike for example a middle name in English, it is not entirely rare for a public figure in Spanish to have their second surname written in everyday sources, see [12] [13] [14] [15] in which "Isabel Franco Sánchez" is used either exclusively or in tandem with the one-surname format of her name. Unknown Temptation (talk) 22:23, 5 March 2021 (UTC)Relisting. User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 03:02, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Christopher Cantwell (filmmaker) → ? – The article has had the disambiguation term "filmmaker" since 2018, and Y2kcrazyjoker4 boldly changed the term to "screenwriter". While I understand the rationale to move away from that, I don't think "screenwriter" is an improvement over "filmmaker". Cantwell was a co-showrunner for Halt and Catch Fire, directed a film that barely got attention, and now focuses mainly on comics. "Screenwriter" fits his credits even less. I'm open to alternatives, though. Is there something broader like "creative figure" that can be used instead? Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 00:20, 7 March 2021 (UTC)Relisting. User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 02:37, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

March 14, 2021

  • (Discuss)Hachdeanq – Per WP:COMMON NAME - 10.700 search results for Acilisene, 564 for Hachdeanq (also see the results from the Ngram viewer). There are literally more or less zero sources that use 'Hachdeanq', contrary to the Greco-Roman spelling of Acilisene. --HistoryofIran (talk) 19:37, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Zits (comics) – In the plural, it is the only valid article, no need for redirect to Zit (dismbiguation). UserTwoSix (talk) 19:18, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Kiçik Qarabəy – This is a difficult move to argue for or against due to the lack of significance for the settlment and a lack of sources discussing this vilage at all. However, my main argument for making this move is that Mokhratagh is the name used by the actual residents of the village, both historically and currently. Furthermore, I can't find any referenece to this village being called "Kiçik Qarabəy" by the de-jure Azerbaijani authorities, whereas Mokhratagh is the name used by the de-facto Artsakh authorities. Finally, the change would reflect the need for using anglicized names. Achemish (talk) 19:07, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Stanford (disambiguation) – I'm not convinced that the university is clearly the primary topic for the single work given the placenames and its usage as a name etc including the town its self in California[16][17]. Although the surname holders are PTMs the university is also arguably one, the university has 85,042 views the place in California has 7,875 (though its common to treat the state as part of the name its still a full match for "Stanford" unlike the university) Stanford-le-Hope has 3,197 though again that's not a full match. Allen Stanford has 11,978, Jason Gray-Stanford has 11,218, Leland Stanford has 9,920, Aaron Stanford has 8,290 and Stanford White has 7,471. Crouch, Swale (talk) 17:51, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Salihorsk – As per WP:commonname, it will be much more reasonable and beneficial to use a more widespread official spelling of the city - Soligorsk, this spelling/name is much more used in Belarus itself, as well as abroad from what I know. Soligorsk name is used by officials in Belarus on the official website of the city: official website of the Soligorsk city. Google Books Ngram Viewer: Soligorsk is also much more popular. City's football team uses the spelling - Soligorsk FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk. And just from the perspective of a simple Belarusian citizen (me) who lived in Belarus his whole life, I can tell you, that people as well as officials use the name/spelling pretty much 99 percent of the time, but hey, I obviously might be wrong, who knows, if you're interested and my reasons are not enough, do your own research and see for yourself, let's figure it out together and make Wikipedia better, peace and love. WhiteRusian (talk) 12:09, 14 March 2021 (UTC)

March 13, 2021

  • (Discuss)Roxas, Capiz – in the name should not be included province name Capiz. the official name is Roxas City. Having colloquial names causes confusion. Please don't use colloquial names Peter Hanusiak (talk) 21:25, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Queenstown, New ZealandQueenstown – Three years ago, we discussed this move request and it closed as "no consensus". The arguments for the move remain the same. One of the arguments brought up against the move was that "page views are heavily skewed due it being a major tourist destination". Undoubtedly, that is true, but that in itself would be an argument for the move in my mind. Queenstown markets itself as the "Adventure capital of the world" and they produce videos to show that it's not just an empty slogan. I was in that place earlier this week (for a conference) and I sat through a presentation by their tourism manager. He threw a lot of statistics around, including that 70% of their tourists are (or rather were) international arrivals (with them spending something like 85% of what goes through the local tills). It's now exactly one year that New Zealand's borders have been closed and Queenstown feels dead; it's still extremely pretty but the country's small population cannot possibly compensate for the lack of international arrivals. So, have page view numbers dropped accordingly now that international arrivals aren't in the mix any longer? Well, of the many places that are currently called Queenstown (including Queenstown, Eastern Cape, which officially has the name Komani; and Queenstown, Ireland, which has been known as Cobh for the last century), the New Zealand place gets two-thirds of the page views during the COVID period. If the international tourists aren't coming and it's still tops in the page views, it suggests that it is the primary topic. With regards to Queenstown, Eastern Cape being much bigger, that's pretty much irrelevant when you look at it getting something like 5% of the New Zealand town's views. Cobh in Ireland hasn't been known as Queenstown for just over 100 years now. Queenstown, Singapore is also much bigger, but also 100 years younger than the New Zealand place. Link to page views. Schwede66 19:19, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Crusades???? – Please answer two questions:
    A: What should be the name of the article about the Papal wars directed to the Holy Land? (the "traditionalist" definition of Crusades)
    B: What should be the name of the article about all examples of Christian Holy War? (the "generalist" definition of Crusades). We currently have two articles, Crusades and Crusading. The former is currently close to definition A, and the latter to definition B, but there is consensus at Talk:Crusading that the current titles are confusing as they are too similar. The scholarly debate over the use of the term Crusades is summarised well by Giles Constable, in the excerpt below. Onceinawhile (talk) 15:10, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Kahramanmaraş – Overwhelming common name in English-language sources, according to NGRAMS. WP:COMMONNAME should be used instead of WP:OFFICIALNAME when there's a conflict. It would also be an improvement to rename to "Maraş" as even that's significantly more common than the official name, but "Marash" is twice as common as "Maraş". (t · c) buidhe 16:37, 4 March 2021 (UTC) Relisting. —Nnadigoodluck 14:57, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Nornickel – Actual company name. The abbreviated form is not even mentioned in the lead nor explained in the article, just used occasionally as if already understood. It appears to simply be the domain name of the company's website.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  13:28, 5 March 2021 (UTC) Relisting. —Nnadigoodluck 14:44, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Ağstafa – Move to "Agstafa" per WP:UE/WP:COMMONNAME/WP:ENGLISH. Proof of anglicized name being the common name: Results from Google News: Agstafa: 628 Ağstafa: 3 Results from Google Scholar: Agstafa: 226 Ağstafa: 84 Individual reliable sources referring to city as Agstafa:: RFE/RL, EurasiaNet, JAM News This is the same name but an anglicized version. Unlike other small villages, this is a fairly large town, which has made a lot of appearances in English-language media, in most of which, "Agstafa:" has been used much more, establishing its WP:COMMONNAME. I'd also like to ask the closing admin to give more attention to the arguments being made rather than the vote counts, as there are people who go over each RM and repeat unrelated policies as an "Oppose" argument. — CuriousGolden (T·C) 13:56, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Kürdəmir – Move to "Kurdamir" per WP:UE/WP:COMMONNAME/WP:ENGLISH. Proof of anglicized name being the common name: Results from Google News: Kurdamir: 1,210 Kürdəmir: 0 Results from Google Scholar: Kurdamir: 229 Kürdəmir: 25 Individual reliable sources referring to city as Kurdamir: EurasiaNet, RFE/RL, BBC This is the same name but an anglicized version. Unlike other small villages, this is a fairly large town, which has made a lot of appearances in English-language media, in most of which, "Kurdamir" has been used much more, establishing its WP:COMMONNAME. I'd also like to ask the closing admin to give more attention to the arguments being made rather than the vote counts, as there are people who go over each RM and repeat unrelated policies as an "Oppose" argument. — CuriousGolden (T·C) 13:26, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Miss Grand – Move to "Miss Grand International" Should name article specifically and seperate Miss Grand Thailand from Miss Grand International.--Dinnerbrone (talk) 09:58, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Yan Tan Tethera – Per WP:NCCAPS and MOS:CAPS and MOS:NUM. Ordinal and cardinal numbers are not proper names (in English, Welsh, or any other relevant language), nor are counting or other traditional systems (see in particular MOS:DOCTCAPS), nor are rhyme/meter schemes (except where their names contain things that are proper names in their own right), nor are folk games and pastimes and other folkloric practices (cf. MOS:GAMECAPS). Some over-capitalisation in the main text will also need to be corrected.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  08:29, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Zaqatala (city)Zagatala (city) – Move to "Zagatala (city)" per WP:UE/WP:COMMONNAME/WP:ENGLISH. Proof of anglicized name being the common name: Results from Google News: Zagatala: 1,840 Zaqatala: 276 Results from Google Scholar: Zagatala: 742 Zaqatala: 511 Individual reliable sources referring to the city as Zagatala: EurasiaNet, RFE/RL, OC Media. This is the same name but an anglicized version (current name is made of Latin letters, but the "q" in Azerbaijani is anglicized as "g" in English). Unlike other small villages, this is a fairly large town, which has made a lot of appearances in English-language media, in most of which, "Zagatala" has been used much more, establishing its WP:COMMONNAME. I'd also like to ask the closing admin to give more attention to the arguments being made rather than the vote counts, as there are people who go over each RM and repeat unrelated policies as an "Oppose" argument. — CuriousGolden (T·C) 06:28, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Balakən, Azerbaijan – Move to "Balakan, Azerbaijan" per WP:UE/WP:COMMONNAME/WP:ENGLISH. Proof of anglicized name being the common name: Results from Google News: Balakan: 1,210 Balakən: 1 Results from Google Scholar: Balakan: 253 Balakən: 45 Individual reliable sources referring to the city as Balakan: Human Rights Watch, RFE/RL, RFE/RL, OC Media. This is the same name but an anglicized version. Unlike other small villages, this is a fairly large town, which has made a lot of appearances in English-language media, in most of which, "Balakan" has been used much more, establishing its WP:COMMONNAME. I'd also like to ask the closing admin to give more attention to the arguments being made rather than the vote counts, as there are people who go over each RM and repeat unrelated policies as an "Oppose" argument. — CuriousGolden (T·C) 06:21, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Ağdaş, Azerbaijan – Move to "Agdash, Azerbaijan" per WP:UE/WP:COMMONNAME/WP:ENGLISH. Proof of anglicized name being the common name: Results from Google News: Agdash: 399 Ağdaş: 3 Results from Google Scholar: Agdash: 202 Ağdaş: 134 Individual reliable sources referring to the city as Agdash: World Health Organization, RFE/RL, Vestnik Kavkaza. This is the same name but an anglicized version. Unlike other small villages, this is a fairly large town, which has made a lot of appearances in English-language media, in most of which, "Agdash" has been used much more, establishing its WP:COMMONNAME. I'd also like to ask the closing admin to give more attention to the arguments being made rather than the vote counts, as there are people who go over each RM and repeat unrelated policies as an "Oppose" argument. — CuriousGolden (T·C) 06:09, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Adiós Amigo – The 1975 American film Adios Amigo is an English-language production that does not use an accent either on the poster or in the credits. Here is its entry in the American Film Institute Catalog. The second nomination, Adios Amigos (2016 film) is the sole film with that exact title, thus its header should be streamlined as Adios Amigos (film). As for the third nomination — the main title header of the Adiós Amigos disambiguation page — none of the dab page entries is accented (the entry under "Songs" — "Adiós Amigos" by Marty Robbins, R. Girado is not accented — here is the record label), thus the dab page header needs no accent. — Roman Spinner (talkcontribs) 06:04, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Gregory Kamonas – All of the citations use "Gregorios" instead of "Gregory". So do the references to him in the rest of the article. I tried making the move myself but couldn't because it already exists as a redirect page. Don't know how to bypass that. Demetrios1993 (talk) 04:49, 13 March 2021 (UTC)

March 12, 2021

  • (Discuss)Ağcabədi – Move to "Aghjabadi" per WP:UE/WP:COMMONNAME/WP:ENGLISH. Proof of anglicized name being the common name: Results from Google News: Aghjabadi: 1,070 Ağcabədi: 7 Results from Google Scholar: Aghjabadi: 38 Ağcabədi: 30 Individual reliable sources referring to city as Aghjabadi: Al Jazeera, RFE/RL, Euronews, ForeignPolicy This is the same name but an anglicized version. Unlike other small villages, this is a fairly large town, which has made a lot of appearances in English-language media, in most of which, "Aghjabadi" has been used much more, establishing its WP:COMMONNAME. I'd also like to ask the closing admin to give more attention to the arguments being made rather than the vote counts. — CuriousGolden (T·C) 19:57, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Fofão (character)Fofão – The character is the primary topic, having long-term cultural popularity/significance and with the volleyball player getting her nickname from the character. The volleyball player was a major player, but the character had 3× more views in the last year. The character is also the primary topic on the Portuguese Wikipedia. (The volleyball player has 18 incoming links.) – Thjarkur (talk) 19:21, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Lento Violento – Lento violento is not a proper noun, but a direct translation from Italian "slow violent". Italian genre article is not capitalizing this term: Lento violento [it]. Genre names that are written in English using the original language spelling are always common nouns and should be spelled in lowercase. (see gqom, musique concrète, nitzhonot, etc) Solidest (talk) 14:53, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)MPTA-098Space Shuttle Main Propulsion Test Article – My reasoning is that the current article title may be too precise to be a natural and recognisable title (WP:PRECISE). To anybody not intimately familiar with the subject of the article itself, the current title may come off as just a random assortment of letters and numbers that don't convey a clear meaning. Spelling out the acronym might help clearly identify the subject of the article, and further disambiguating it with "Space Shuttle" will make it clear what the subject is a test article of (WP:DAB), and make it consistent with other articles about test articles and orbiters that use "Space Shuttle" as a disambiguator, such as Space Shuttle Inspiration, Space Shuttle Pathfinder, Space Shuttle Enterprise, ect. (WP:TITLECON) — Molly Brown (talk) 14:07, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Travancore–Cochin – this is a procedural nomination, without recommendation, in search of a consensus on whether to use a hyphen or an endash.
    This article was moved in mid-2020 to its current title @Ab207, with the rationale Replacing hyphen with ndash per MOS:DASH. That move was apparently undiscussed, but it a perfectly valid rationale for a speedy move, so no criticism.
    However, that udiscussed move has left this head article out-of-synch with its eponymous Category:Travancore-Cochin and with related articles such as 1952 Travancore-Cochin Legislative Assembly election. If this discussion establishes a consensus one way or the other, then the categories and other articles can be speedily moved to match the outcome here. BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 13:23, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Soong Mei-ling – The RM leading to the current title was essentially unattended, and looking over the rationale it doesn't make a lot of sense. The article subject, who lived much of her life in the Anglosphere and spoke English, always signed her name in English as Soong May-ling, and the current title is a bizarre mashup of Wade-Giles and Pinyin; I dislike Wade-Giles as much as the next guy, but in this case it's how she always spelled her own name. The article should show her name as she spelled it, and explain why later sources used another spelling. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 01:50, 1 March 2021 (UTC) Relisting.  — Amakuru (talk) 10:38, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Standard Life – The parent company is called "Standard Life Aberdeen" and has been using that name for some four years. The parent company is not referred to as "Standard Life" and is even considering selling or abandoning the Standard Life part of the name altogether. The way the group currently operates is to use the "Standard Life" brand for life assurance work and the "Aberdeen" brand for the investment management business. "Standard Life Aberdeen" encompasses both brands. Dormskirk (talk) 10:22, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 – One year after the virus that cause COVID-19 was named and declare pandemic, it seems that more reliable sources, even for medical ones like BMC are more refer the virus aa shortened name rather than full name. I believe that there will be more opposer for that move because WP:MEDTITLE argument becaue IMO, the article's lead needs to retain the full name but article title will be moved to shortened name. 114.125.47.159 (talk) 04:32, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

March 11, 2021

  • (Discuss)Bloody Sunday (2021) – As per WP:NPOV. This is a more neutral and accurate way to the describe the series of police/military operations. Also most WP:RS uses "Calabarzon raids" to refer to the incident and if Bloody Sunday ever does mentioned in headlines it is usually enclosed in scare quotes (like 'Bloody Sunday') Hariboneagle927 (talk) 22:22, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Parachute (Cheryl song) – At the time of release, the artist in question was using the name Cheryl Cole. Due to marriages the artist went through several name changes including Cheryl Fernandez-Versini where she released music nononymously, however at the time of release all chart listing she was known as Cheryl Cole ≫ Lil-Unique1 -{ Talk }- 21:04, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)The Flood (Cheryl song) – At the time of release, the artist in question was using the name Cheryl Cole. Due to marriages the artist went through several name changes including Cheryl Fernandez-Versini where she released music nononymously, however at the time of release all chart listing she was known as Cheryl Cole ≫ Lil-Unique1 -{ Talk }- 21:03, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)-77.82X-78.29−77.82X−78.29 – This seems to be a pair of negative numbers, so I'm suggesting to use minus signs instead of hyphens. We could also consider "−77.82✕−78.29", "−77.82×−78.29" or "−77.82⨯−78.29", although the cover art seems to show an "X". — BarrelProof (talk) 18:47, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)KamenyarKameniari –   # The main subject of this stub is Ivan Franko’s poem “Kameniari” and its legacy, not stonecutters or any Slavic words for stonecutters, as such. The poem is eponymous of other related things, like Franko’s nickname Kameniar and several organizations and publications.[28][29] It is a wp: NOTABLE subject, having a short Ukrainian-language article at. And remember, articles are generally about their subject, not its name (see wp: REFERS). # The most common spelling is romanized from Ukrainian with я → ia, not ya. Counting sources according to wp: SET: #* G. Advanced Book Search results: #** Kameniar 4,050, Kamenyar 340, 11.9 to 1 #** Kameniari 279, Kamenyari 91, 3.1 to 1 #* G. Scholar results: #** Kameniar 1,280, Kamenyar 758, 1.7 to 1 #** Kameniari 53, Kamenyari 31, 1.7 to 1 # The spellings Kameniari and kameniar also correspond to authoritative and widely used standards: the Ukrainian National system recommended by WP:UKR, as well as the ALA-LC romanization (omitting ligatures) which is commonly used in academic and popular-academic literature. If consensus is against making this about the poem “Kameniari,” then at least let’s rename to the most common spelling of the Ukrainian word, kameniar. —Michael Z. 17:39, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Augusta, Lady Gregory – The subject of this article is known far-and-wide as "Lady Gregory". It is by far most common. That’s how her name appears on the title pages and the covers of the books she has authored, which can be seen if you click on the blue links in this article's Published Works section — in all of them she is referred to as Lady Gregory. In her autobiography, Our Irish Theatre: A Chapter of Autobiography she is referred to as "Lady Gregory" by herself and others including George Bernard Shaw, William Butler Yeats and Theodore Roosevelt. Recent books and articles refer to her as "Lady Gregory", including (to name only one) Lady Gregory: an Irish Life, by Judith Hill, (2011). "Wikipedia:Article titles" says: "Generally, article titles are based on what the subject is called in reliable sources. … the ideal article title precisely identifies the subject; it is short, natural, distinguishable and recognizable". I agree and think this article should follow that guidance. GümsGrammatiçus (talk) 17:07, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Riffian language – I think of the two valid English language spellings the single F version matching the Rifian language spelling makes it the more valid English language spelling TheRifian (talk) 16:21, 13 February 2021 (UTC) Relisting. Andrewa (talk) 18:44, 25 February 2021 (UTC) Relisting. ~ Aselestecharge-paritytime 15:00, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)McMillan FirearmsMcMillan Group International – McMillan Firearms is under McMillan Group International, which is comprised of McMillan Fiberglass Stocks, McMillan Machine Company, McMillan Firearms Manufacturing, and McMillan Operator Development. The current title might be renamed to McMillan Group International, with information on each division to expand this page stub, without loss of information for any existing linked articles viz. McMillan TAC-50. Source: https://mcmillanusa.com/about-us/ Sideriver84 (talk) 02:27, 22 February 2021 (UTC) Relisting.  — Amakuru (talk) 14:13, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Bielefeld Conspiracy – This was proposed above, back in 2011, and the analysis by the nominator then seems correct - there is little reason to think this is a proper name. Per MOS:CAPS, "only words and phrases that are consistently capitalized in a substantial majority of independent, reliable sources are capitalized in Wikipedia", and I don't think that is met here. Numerous sources show it in sentence case, e.g. BBC News, The Guardian, The Telegraph etc. Cheers  — Amakuru (talk) 11:32, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Mahadeva – "Mahadeva" should be turned in a redirect to Shiva, and this article needs to be moved to Mahadeva (disambiguation). Shiva is the Primary term as: * Mahadeva is commonly understood as the most important epithet of Shiva * Shiva gets more 1 lakh page views, while other topics are not even above 250 veiws. * Most of the other topics are named after the god himself. If you have queries, then ping me, regards,.💠245CMR💠.👥📜 09:39, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Foreign aid to PakistanForeign funding to Pakistan – When following Pakistan's news sources related to International Women's Day demonstrations called Aurat March, I realized that the contemporary wording used in South Asia in general and Pakistan in particular, used is 'funding' instead of 'aid'. I do have two purposes here
    1) To know whether to continue with with word 'aid' only or word 'funding' is better one?
    2) Since any way some of you will join the discussion, I want to know community inclination about, whether it is better to include debates over institutional i.e. private and NGOs funding in same article or it is better to come up with independent article? Bookku (talk) 07:55, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)National democracy (Philippines) – This article was moved and it's subject matter changed with discussion. I agree that there should be an article about National Democracy, but the article about the National Democracy Movement should be kept the way it was. Charles Essie (talk) 22:18, 28 February 2021 (UTC) Relisting. BD2412 T 05:53, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Evergreen FC – Name change. Club will be operating as Northern Virginia FC, but that currently is set up as a redirect to the league page. Confirmed in this link RedPatchBoy (talk) 02:27, 26 February 2021 (UTC) Relisting. BD2412 T 05:45, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

March 10, 2021

  • (Discuss)Aden Hashi Farah Aero – Requesting that this page be moved from "Aden Hashi Farah Aero" to "Aden Hashi Farah Ayro" as the latter appears to be the most common spelling by reliable sources. Will defer to the consensus here at WP:RM#C. Yamaguchi先生 (talk) 21:34, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Bias in educationBias in curricula – The title of this article does not accurately reflect the subject matter, which focuses only on curricula. I recently removed a large section that was about racial bias in a school policy. –LaundryPizza03 (d) 18:15, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Kouadio Koné – From what I tell, a majority sources refer to him as Manu, so per WP:COMMONNAME we should change the article name. Feel free to leave your thoughts. By the way, this is my first requested move so if I did something wrong please be understanding. Paul Vaurie (talk) 17:49, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Catalan vaultTile vault – Because the current title of this architectural technique is neither neutral nor accurate (does not describe the technique itself) but geographical, and was created with political connotations, so the current title does not follow Wikipedia's naming conventions. 88.22.228.43 (talk) 16:06, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Cultural mandateBe fruitful and multiply... – "Cultural mandate" is not a neutral term. It is used almost exclusively in Calvinism and Evangelical Christianity. In Judaism, many other branches of Christianity, and in critical contexts, it is generally referred to in the "standard" ways (chapter:verse, quoting directly, etc. LordDimwit (talk) 15:25, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)FinwëFinwë and Míriel – I am surprised that this short article is untouched by the wave of PROD's, AfD's and merger proposals across the Middle-earth project between 2019 to 2020, since Finwë has always been more of a plot device then a fully formed character and he dies very early in the story. Anyway, reading the prose as well as sources provided on the current version of article gave me the impression that the only significant out-of-universe discussion about Finwë is his story with his first wife, with a whole section under Concept and creation about their contributions to the backstory of their son and its narrative significance, and the complicated circumstances behind their deaths which ultimately inform Fëanor's motivations and the fate of the Noldor. I am not sure if there are further sources which specifically discuss Finwë, but I did find a few more which specifically discuss Miriel here and here, and a full length article with their relationship as the headline here. If such sources were to be added to the article to expand the analysis about the story of Finwë and Míriel and make a case of its significance (and ultimately inclusion on Wikipedia as a notable topic), it makes sense to me if the article is renamed and reworked to include a broader range of sources. Haleth (talk) 12:58, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Iz*One – No reliable source that I know of uses the "Iz*One" capitalization. Per MOS:TM, "Follow standard English text formatting and capitalization practices, even if the trademark owner considers nonstandard formatting "official", as long as this is a style already in widespread use, rather than inventing a new one" (emphasis mine). Wikipedia definitely seems to be inventing a new style here, and it looks very unnatural. nyuszika7h (talk) 12:25, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)TusoteuthisEnchoteuthis – With the publication of a recent paper,[1] it seems that Tusoteuthis might be a nomen dubium, and Enchoteuthis, which was named later than Tusoteuthis, may be the valid name. This does not appear to have been picked up as of yet, and it may be somewhat controversial, so I'm putting in a move request.

References

  1. ^ Fuchs, D., Iba, Y., Heyng, A., Iijima, M., Klug, C., Larson, N.L., & Schweigert, G. (2020). The Muensterelloidea: phylogeny and character evolution of Mesozoic stem octopods. Papers in Palaeontology, 6(1), 31-92.
Borophagus (talk) 13:52, 5 March 2021 (UTC) Borophagus (talk) 10:38, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)USS Sumter (1863)USS Sumter (1853) – I am completely unsure why this is disambiguated with (1863), as the ship does not seem to have existed in 1863. (1853) would be the best disambiguation, as ships are generally disambiguated by launching year. Hog Farm Talk 04:45, 10 March 2021 (UTC)

March 9, 2021

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  • (Discuss)Shoulder problem – This is a better title for this page; all of these "problems" cause pain. Also, Wikipedia's preference for article titles in the singular, and "Shoulder problem" is less meaningful that "Shoulder pain" A loose necktie (talk) 14:51, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Biligiriranga Hills – Biligiri and Ranga are separate words. Rangana or Rangan means Ranga's in Kannada. So it would be appropritate to move it to Biligiri Ranga Hills or Biligiri Rangan Hills or Biligiri Rangana Hills. Having space after Biligiri is important. Crashed greek (talk) 10:43, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Xızı – Move to "Khizi" per WP:UE/WP:COMMONNAME/WP:ENGLISH. Proof of anglicized name being the common name: Results from Google News: Khizi: 1,800 Xızı: 3 Results from Google Scholar: Khizi: 167 Xızı: 37 This is the same name but an anglicized version (the current name is made up of Latin letters, but isn't the English spelling of the city). Unlike other small villages, this is a fairly-sized town, which has made a lot of appearances in English-language media, in most of which, "Khizi" has been used much more, establishing its WP:COMMONNAME I'd also like to ask the closing admin to give more attention to the arguments being made rather than the vote counts, as there are people who go over each RM and repeat unrelated policies as an "Oppose" argument. Additional note: Almost all instances of the English-language media sources use "Khizi" to refer to the city and not the wider Khizi District, therefore "Khizi" being a redirect to the district is wrong. — CuriousGolden (T·C) 10:41, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Qazax – Move to "Gazakh" per WP:UE/WP:COMMONNAME/WP:ENGLISH. Proof of anglicized name being the common name: Results from Google News: Gazakh: 3,600 Qazax: 104 Results from Google Scholar: Gazakh: 1,410 Qazax: 248 Individual reliable sources referring to city as "Shirvan" RFE/RL, JamesTown, CNN, OC Media, Euractive, Reliefweb, Anadolu Agency This is the same name but an anglicized version (the current name is made up of Latin letters, but isn't the English spelling of the city). Unlike other small villages, this is a fairly large town, which has made a lot of appearances in English-language media, in most of which, "Gazakh" has been used much more, establishing its WP:COMMONNAME. I'd also like to ask the closing admin to give more attention to the arguments being made rather than the vote counts, as there are people who go over each RM and repeat unrelated policies as an "Oppose" argument. Additional note: Almost all instances of the English-language media sources use "Gazakh" to refer to the city and not the wider Qazakh District, therefore "Gazakh" being a redirect to the district is wrong. — CuriousGolden (T·C) 10:33, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Prince Luiz of Orléans-Braganza – According to the most reliable sources, nobility titles no longer exist in Brazil: they were abolished in the late XIX Century 1 2 3 4 5. That is because the 1891 Constitution clearly stated those titles were suppressed 6. As a consequence, this article in Portuguese is named "Luíz Gastão de Orléans e Bragança" and not "Prince...". Also, as discussed previously here, WP:Commonname is irrelevant in this case because otherwise any title is likely to be included when someone has one, uses an illegitimate one, or is given an illegitimate one by tabloid-type media, monarchist blogs, and social media pages. WP:Commonname also does not apply here because this person is known as "prince..." exclusively in Brazilian monarchist circles; in fact, he only is known to monarchists and remains largely unknown to society in general. Moreover, his claim as Head of the Imperial House of Brazil is a complete fiction. That claim remains disputed within his own family, and there is not such thing as the Imperial House of Brazil as an institution (that's an informal concept created by monarchists after the abolition of all nobility titles and imperial institutions in 1891). Awikimate (talk) 09:38, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Kawkaban – The current title is inaccurate: Shibam and Kawkaban are distinct settlements that are neighbors. Wilson's 1989 Gazetteer of Historical North-West Yemen has two separate entries, one for Shibam and one for Kawkaban. The entry for Shibam (p. 198) says that "it is overlooked by its fortress-town of Kawkaban at the summit of the cliffs to the south-west of it", while the entry for Kawkaban (p. 284) describes it as "the fort of Shibam and large enough to be a sizeable settlement in its own right". Additionally, the current administrative division is called Shibam Kawkaban District, and the seat is located at Shibam, rather than Kawkaban. My proposal is to either 1) have separate articles for the two places, or 2) have a single combined article, with the title being Shibam Kawkaban. Right now I prefer option 2 because I don't think there would be enough content to justify splitting. The name "Shibam Kawkaban" conveniently both disambiguates this Shibam from Shibam Hadramawt and also indicates that this article is also about Kawkaban. 3 kids in a trenchcoat (talk) 22:08, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

Backlog

  • (Discuss)Camilo CatrillancaDeath of Camilo Catrillanca – Camilo Catrillanca is primarily known and notable for they circumstances of his death. His prior life and activism is as far as I am concerned totally unnotable for Wikipedia. Note that "Mapuche activism" is also a very vague category and that unless the activism has gained some notoriety should not be enought to give some kind of notability to a person. Dentren | Talk 17:44, 23 February 2021 (UTC) Relisting.  — Amakuru (talk) 12:11, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Know My Name: A MemoirKnow My Name – Unnecessary disambiguation; no other article exists with the same title. The pre-existing disambiguation page for two songs with no existing articles should have been moved when this book article was created. Οἶδα (talk) 05:09, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Johann Adalbert Angermeyer – Google search of "Johann Adalbert Angermayer" returns significantly more results than "Johann Adalbert Angermeyer", Christie's Auction Hall writes him with "a" as well as the National Gallery Prague, who owns some of his works. Martin J. Němeček (talk) 10:08, 30 January 2021 (UTC)Relisting. User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 01:54, 16 February 2021 (UTC)Relisting. Jerm (talk) 16:48, 25 February 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Denis Oswald → ? – No evidence that the rower/sports official is the WP:PRIMARYTOPIC. Both he and Denis Oswald (codebreaker) get very few pages views, none gets significantly more. So should be moved and a DAB page created (Denis Oswald Jordan could also be linked on that DAB page. Not sure if (rower) or (sports official) would be better disambiguator- he's an Olympic rowing medallist, but also an IOC candidate. Joseph2302 (talk) 17:45, 14 February 2021 (UTC)Relisting. Jerm (talk) 16:43, 25 February 2021 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Messerschmitt Me 609 – On pages 111 and 115 of his book Luftwaffe: Secret Designs of the Third Reich, Dan Sharps notes that Me 609 was used as a cover designation for standard Me 262s from summer 1944 to the end of World War II, and that the twin-fuselage Me 309 referred to as the Me 609 in some literature was actually called Me 309 Zw, not Me 609. Convariety (talk) 14:41, 16 February 2021 (UTC)Relisting. Jerm (talk) 16:33, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

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