Template:Requested move

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"Template:Move-multi" redirects here. For details, see Multiple related move requests.

Template:Requested move, with the assistance of User:RMCD bot, populates Wikipedia:Requested moves#Current discussions.

This template is substituted for input validation and archiving reasons (so a permanent record of the proposed page name can be placed on the talk page).

Edits to this template, and Module:Requested move, which it invokes, can adversely affect RMCD bot. Please check edits with the bot operator before implementation.


Specified new name

Use this template to tag articles with a controversial or potentially controversial move request. For uncontroversial (technical) requests, use {{subst:RMassist}}.

Please note that unlike {{article for deletion}}, the discussion for a page move must take place on the talk page, not on Wikipedia:Requested moves.

Create a section at the bottom of the talk page of the page that you want to be moved. It should be formatted like this:

== Requested move ==
{{subst:Requested move|NewName |reason= Why}}


  • NewName = your proposed new name for the page, i.e., the name which the page should be renamed or moved to
  • Why = your rationale for the proposed page name change, ideally referring to applicable naming convention policies and guidelines, and providing evidence in support where appropriate

This will create a template (see Template:Requested move/dated) on the talk page, and links to the old page and new page. For example:

== Requested move ==
{{subst:Requested move|Template:Move |reason= Move was the original name of this template, and we should revert to that.}}

will create:

Requested move

Template:Requested moveTemplate:Move – Move was the original name of this template, and we should revert to that. Username (talk) 21:44, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

User:RMCD bot will copy the move information to WP:RM, usually within 20 minutes.

Unspecified new name

If you're unsure about what the best new name is, use a question mark for the new name. Suggested move is a common and popular alternative section header:

== Suggested move ==
{{subst:Requested move|? |reason= The name should be either "move" or "rename", let's discuss which is better.}}


Suggested move

Template:Requested move → ? – The name should be either "move" or "rename", let's discuss which is better. Username (talk) 23:16, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Default header

You may also ask the template to create a default header, using the current date. This is particularly helpful when there are multiple RM discussions on the same talk page, as each should have a unique header.

{{subst:Requested move|Template:Rename |reason= Rename is a more intuitive term.|header = yes}}


Requested move 25 April 2014

Template:Requested moveTemplate:Rename – Rename is a more intuitive term. Username (talk) 05:12, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Multiple related move requests

Related moves should be combined into a single request. This is particularly applicable when changing a primary topic, which generally requires moving at least a disambiguation page and another related page. Additional proposed moves should be formatted like this:

== Requested moves ==
{{subst:Requested move|NewName |reason= Why
|current2 = Current title of page 2
|new2 = New title for page 2
|current3 = Current title of page 3
|new3 = New title for page 3
|currentN = Current title of page N
|newN = New title for page N


  • NewName = your proposed new name for page 1, i.e., the page whose talk page is being used for the discussion
  • N = the number of pages which are proposed for moves

Adding survey and discussion subsections

See also: Template:RMtalk

Use the code |talk=yes to append the subsections in {{Requested move/talk}}.

Suppressing the signature

This template automatically adds a signature to the requested move reason. To suppress the signature, you can use the code |sign=no.

Default behavior

  • If neither parameter {{{1}}} or {{{new1}}} are specified, then ? – an unspecified destination to be decided on the talk page – is assumed
  • If neither parameter {{{2}}} or {{{reason}}} are specified, the default text is "Please place your rationale for the proposed move here." This text should be edited to replace it with an actual rationale for the requested move.

Deprecated parameter

Parameter current1, which was formerly used by Template:Move-multi (documentation), has been deprecated and is ignored.

Error messages

This template validates editor input, and may write one of the following messages if it's not used as intended. These errors are not reported at WP:RM. If you need help using this template, review the instructions given at requesting controversial and potentially controversial moves. If you still need help, post a question at Wikipedia talk:Requested moves.

See also

Article title cleanup templates