Talk:IERS Reference Meridian

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Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: Not moved. Jafeluv (talk) 06:17, 24 April 2012 (UTC)


IERS Reference MeridianPrime Meridian – Prime Meridian is the WP:COMMONNAME for this meridian. It is highly likely that most people searching for "prime meridian" are actually interested in the IERS Reference Meridian - this is the commonly used meridian on Earth. But the IERS name is not commonly used, except in very technical contexts.
The existing article prime meridian contains generic details of what a prime meridian is, on Earth and on other planetary bodies, listing different ones that are, or have been, used. I am not proposing that this article be moved or renamed. Hatnotes or a dab page should link the two together.
As an alternative to moving this article, it could be merged into prime meridian. Perhaps Greenwich meridian should also be merged. Bazonka (talk) 17:17, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

  • Oppose – this "common name" is far too ambiguous to use for a specific prime meridian. A hatnote link from Prime meridian is in order, though. Dicklyon (talk) 05:45, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose - "prime meridian" is a name for a general concept. Hatnote added. HTML2011 (talk) 03:05, 20 April 2012 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.