Template talk:Laboratory equipment

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Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. 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.

No consensus to move. Vegaswikian (talk) 06:18, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

Template:Laboratory equipmentTemplate:Chemistry lab equipment — There are more to laboratory equipment than stuff chemistry labs, different types of labs have other equipment, in addition to this, or in place of this; when renamed, all the transclusion links should be updated, to allow for other uses of the current name (to be decided at WP:SCIENCE, WP:ENGINEERING, WP:TECHNOLOGY; after the move is completed) 65.93.12.101 (talk) 13:02, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

Survey[edit]

Feel free to state your position on the renaming proposal by beginning a new line in this section 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.
  • If someone wants to go to the bother, why not. Weak support.--Kotniski (talk) 12:05, 8 April 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose The argument for moving is not clear. Laboratory equipment is simply that, chemistry laboratory equipment is specific to a chemistry laboratory and would be a subdivision of this one. Why not just create the template "Chemistry laboratory equipment" and start using it? To move this one and then expect everyone to fix it afterwards is completely the wrong way round. Chaosdruid (talk) 21:04, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Loads of this is also used in biology labs. p.s. Laboratory equipment could do with expansion. Fences&Windows 18:38, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

Any additional comments:

This is a bit of a strange, badly worded and badly thought out move request. Create the template for Chemistry lab equipment and start adding it - after all the centrifuge, electron microscope, test tube, bunsen-burner, microgramme scales, hydrometer, fractional distillation column etc. are all general lab equipment used by more disciplines than just chemistry, surely there will be much lower numbers of lab equipment confined to just the chemistry lab?

Even now I am struggling to think of one example of a piece of equipment that would solely be used for chemistry...maybe the proposer can enlighten me as to two examples of such equipment? (I was thinking it would be the fract. dist. column then I realised it could be used in biology and astronomy... Chaosdruid (talk) 21:11, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. 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.