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The Requests for closure noticeboard is for posting requests to have an uninvolved editor assess, summarize, and formally close a discussion on Wikipedia. Formal closure by an uninvolved editor or administrator should be requested where consensus remains unclear, where the issue is a contentious one, or where there are wiki-wide implications.

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Many discussions result in a reasonably clear consensus, so if the consensus is clear, any editor—even one involved in the discussion—may close the discussion. The default length of a formal request for closure is 30 days (opened on or before 25 February 2015); if consensus becomes clear before that and discussion has slowed, then it may be closed early. However, editors usually wait at least a week after an RfC opens, unless the outcome is very obvious, so that there is enough time for a full discussion.

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Any uninvolved editor may close most discussions, so long as they are prepared to discuss and justify their closing rationale.

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Requests for closure[edit]

Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2015 January 8[edit]

Seven discussions still open. Erpert blah, blah, blah... 05:35, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Down to five now. --BDD (talk) 19:07, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Now down to three. SD0001 (talk) 10:30, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#Delete "autochecked" usergroup[edit]

We need this closed one way or another. A result is needed to determine if the config change request should be made.  Cenarium (talk) 21:37, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Filed in Phabricator, archived, no formal close seems to be needed here. Mdann52 (talk) 12:07, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
Cenarium, the discussion's initiator, would appreciate a close. I think that we should respect his/her wishes. Link to the discussion Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)/Archive 119#Delete "autochecked" usergroup. I don't know what Phabricator is, but would the closer link to Phabricator in their close? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:50, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
It has been filed already by me as Phab:T91934. As I have done this, if someone else wishes to close to support this, they can feel free, although this appears to have already been accepted as consensus, and is waiting for implementation. Mdann52 (talk) 19:05, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
It's fine if someone else considers there is consensus and makes the phab request. We don't need a formal close, it's just that I didn't want to make the phab request myself since I had initiated the village pump discussion. Cenarium (talk) 18:53, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done per above. Thanks for taking initiative on the request, Cenarium. I, JethroBT drop me a line 01:06, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

RfD backlog[edit]

Not nearly as bad as it has been in recent memory, but here are some leftovers from February:

Thanks, BDD (talk) 14:39, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Talk:List of American federal politicans convicted of crimes#removable under more stringent standards[edit]

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:List of American federal politicans convicted of crimes#removable under more stringent standards (Initiated 60 days ago on 26 January 2015)? Please consider the RfC close of Talk:List of American federal politicans convicted of crimes#re-adding clear non-politicians (Initiated 19 July 2012) in your close. Thanks, Cunard (talk) 19:55, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Ag-gag#RFC regarding article title[edit]

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Ag-gag#RFC regarding article title (Initiated 54 days ago on 1 February 2015)? The opening poster wrote: "Does the present article title comply with WP:POVTITLE? If not, what changes are needed?" Thanks, Cunard (talk) 19:55, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Talk:TurboTax#RFC: Should a unproven news report regarding the alleged collection of information be included in the article?[edit]

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:TurboTax#RFC: Should a unproven news report regarding the alleged collection of information be included in the article? (Initiated 53 days ago on 2 February 2015)? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 19:55, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Ryukyu Kingdom#RfC: Infobox[edit]

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Ryukyu Kingdom#RfC: Infobox (Initiated 59 days ago on 27 January 2015)? The opening poster wrote:

Should the infobox read "Member of the Imperial Chinese tributary system" or "Tributary state of Ming Dynasty, Tributary state of Qing Dynasty"? See above sections for background and already-stated arguments; see Talk:Goryeo#RfC: Should the 'status' field in the infobox be condensed? for a similar RfC.

Thanks, Cunard (talk) 19:55, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Abraham Lincoln#habeas corpus section[edit]

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at the RfC at Talk:Abraham Lincoln#habeas corpus section (Initiated 58 days ago on 28 January 2015)? The opening poster wrote: "Does the current discussion of Lincoln's habeas corpus suspension (Abraham_Lincoln#Beginning_of_the_war) have the right balance of detail? Is it fair? Biased? " Thanks, Cunard (talk) 19:55, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Talk:2002 Venezuelan coup d'état attempt#RFC: Should the "Media Role" content be moved to the "Aftermath" section?[edit]

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:2002 Venezuelan coup d'état attempt#RFC: Should the "Media Role" content be moved to the "Aftermath" section? (Initiated 37 days ago on 18 February 2015)? The opening poster wrote:

Should the "Media Role" content be moved to the "Aftermath" section?

Thanks, Cunard (talk) 19:55, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Talk:2 May 2014 Odessa clashes#Requested move 3 March 2015[edit]

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:2 May 2014 Odessa clashes#Requested move 3 March 2015 (Initiated 24 days ago on 3 March 2015)? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 19:55, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Precipitationshed#Request for comment[edit]

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Precipitationshed#Request for comment (Initiated 48 days ago on 7 February 2015)? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 19:55, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Talk:List of Turkic dynasties and countries#Golden Horde[edit]

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:List of Turkic dynasties and countries#Golden Horde (Initiated 52 days ago on 3 February 2015)? See the subsection Talk:List of Turkic dynasties and countries#RfC on disputed listings. Thanks, Cunard (talk) 19:55, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Japonic languages#"Altaic ?" in the Infobox?[edit]

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Japonic languages#"Altaic ?" in the Infobox? (Initiated 49 days ago on 6 February 2015)? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 19:55, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Altaic languages#Korean or Koreanic[edit]

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at the RfC at Talk:Altaic languages#Korean or Koreanic (Initiated 49 days ago on 6 February 2015)? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 19:55, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Slavic speakers of Greek Macedonia#First Sentence of Education and Language[edit]

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at the RfC at Talk:Slavic speakers of Greek Macedonia#First Sentence of Education and Language (Initiated 47 days ago on 8 February 2015)? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 19:55, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Azure#RfC: Returning "Azure" to the primary topic rather than a disambiguation page?[edit]

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Azure#RfC: Returning "Azure" to the primary topic rather than a disambiguation page? (Initiated 54 days ago on 1 February 2015)? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 19:55, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Version 2.0#RfC: Is this revision an improvement to the article?[edit]

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Version 2.0#RfC: Is this revision an improvement to the article? (Initiated 55 days ago on 31 January 2015)? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 19:55, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Alejandro González Iñárritu#RfC: Should the lead paragraph state the genres of Mr.Iñárritu's films, based on WP:RS?[edit]

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Alejandro González Iñárritu#RfC: Should the lead paragraph state the genres of Mr.Iñárritu's films, based on WP:RS? (Initiated 55 days ago on 31 January 2015)? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 19:55, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Human rights in Northern Cyprus#RfC: Use of the CERD report and language of the article[edit]

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Human rights in Northern Cyprus#RfC: Use of the CERD report and language of the article (Initiated 66 days ago on 20 January 2015)? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 19:55, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Gun show loophole/Archive 3#RFC to rename article[edit]

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Gun show loophole/Archive 3#RFC to rename article (Initiated 58 days ago on 28 January 2015)? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 19:55, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Brisbane Roar FC#RfC: What does the F in Brisbane Roar FC stand for?[edit]

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Brisbane Roar FC#RfC: What does the F in Brisbane Roar FC stand for? (Initiated 54 days ago on 1 February 2015)? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 19:55, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Talk:British Nigerian#Request for comment on using an Economist article and the IPPR 2013 report as sources[edit]

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:British Nigerian#Request for comment on using an Economist article and the IPPR 2013 report as sources (Initiated 53 days ago on 2 February 2015)? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 19:55, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Djokovic–Federer rivalry#RfC: Combined clay results vs Rafael Nadal[edit]

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Djokovic–Federer rivalry#RfC: Combined clay results vs Rafael Nadala (Initiated 53 days ago on 2 February 2015)? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 19:55, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Talk:New Morning (Misia album)#RfC: Should the (stylized as... ) parenthesis in lead make clear "in Japanese"[edit]

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:New Morning (Misia album)#RfC: Should the (stylized as... ) parenthesis in lead make clear "in Japanese" (Initiated 63 days ago on 23 January 2015)? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 19:55, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Luhansk People's Republic#Merger proposal[edit]

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Luhansk People's Republic#Merger proposal (Initiated 74 days ago on 12 January 2015)? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 19:55, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Talk:IHeartRadio Music Festival#Merge proposal[edit]

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:IHeartRadio Music Festival#Merge proposal (Initiated 125 days ago on 22 November 2014)? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 19:55, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Actors and Filmmakers#RfC: to amend the table layout consensus to allow rowspan in year column of filmographies[edit]

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Actors and Filmmakers#RfC: to amend the table layout consensus to allow rowspan in year column of filmographies (Initiated 56 days ago on 30 January 2015)? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 19:55, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#Should Wikipedia use HTTPS by default for all readers?[edit]

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#Should Wikipedia use HTTPS by default for all readers? (Initiated 39 days ago on 16 February 2015)? The discussion is listed at Template:Centralized discussion. Thanks, Cunard (talk) 19:55, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Template talk:War#RfC: Move Economic warfare from grand strategy to weapons[edit]

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Template talk:War#RfC: Move Economic warfare from grand strategy to weapons (Initiated 59 days ago on 27 January 2015)? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 19:55, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2014 December 11#Category:People by ethnic or national descent[edit]

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2014 December 11#Category:People by ethnic or national descent (Initiated 106 days ago on 11 December 2014)? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 19:55, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

This has been outstanding for quite some time now and needs to be closed one way or another. I think the conversation goes much broader then (and away from) my proposition. I think it is probably a good basis to start a wider request for comment to see if we can establish in policy a requirement to give an explicit source when putting an ancestry-type category on an article (perhaps as part of Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons?) SFB 19:59, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2014 December 24#Category:People of French-Canadian descent[edit]

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2014 December 24#Category:People of French-Canadian descent (Initiated 93 days ago on 24 December 2014)? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 19:55, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2015 January 1#Category:FBI agents convicted of murder[edit]

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2015 January 1#Category:FBI agents convicted of murder (Initiated 85 days ago on 1 January 2015)? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 19:55, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2015 January 1#Australian politicians[edit]

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2015 January 1#Australian politicians (Initiated 85 days ago on 1 January 2015)? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 19:55, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#Hijiri 88[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Would an uninvolved admin please assess this discussion? Two users seem to start threads every week arguing about each other and it's becoming annoying. Erpert blah, blah, blah... 03:27, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Stuck: Discussion has since been archived. (non-admin closure)
Erpert blah, blah, blah... 00:42, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.


Talk:Aja (pornographic actress)#Requested move 1 March 2015[edit]

Needs assessment by uninvolved admin. Erpert blah, blah, blah... 03:42, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Bharatiya Janata Party#RFC on Godhra train burning[edit]

Consensus seems apparent, but requires formal closure, because the topic is highly contentious, and the outcome of RfCs is disputed every time. Vanamonde93 (talk) 17:26, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#Proposed topic ban for AlbinoFerret[edit]

I request closing by an uninvolved admin. Thanks. QuackGuru (talk) 00:56, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

The "Proposed topic ban for AlbinoFerret" section has been closed but a subsection remains open. See Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#Community authorized discretionary sanctions for Electronic cigarette articles. The closing admin wrote: "I have left the primary thread open for now because I'd like to let the discussion about Discretionary Sanctions run for another day before closing to make sure the community really wants that." Cunard (talk) 00:50, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Musicians#RfC: Consensus on band timeline colour schemes[edit]

Note: This thread was originally listed here. Erpert blah, blah, blah... 17:24, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

We could use an uninvolved editor to gauge the discussion and determine consensus so as to close the RfC at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Musicians#RfC:_Consensus_on_band_timeline_colour_schemes. Thanks in advance! Binksternet (talk) 12:03, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2015 March 5#Sean Fagan[edit]

Would an admin assess the consensus at Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2015 March 5#Sean Fagan (Initiated 22 days ago on 5 March 2015)? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 19:31, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Requested moves backlog[edit]

Anyone have a mop? Some of the discussions there are backed up all the way from early February. Erpert blah, blah, blah... 08:12, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia_talk:Manual_of_Style/Capital_letters#Request_for_comment_-_Capitalise_universe Request Speedy Close[edit]

There have been a couple similar proposals and an RfC on galaxy/Galaxy that just closed hours ago. No consensus to change MoS. Now another RfC on the same thing has just opened by user Cinderella157. We haven't even had time to regroup to decide on our next steps when this appears. It was deleted instantly by an editor (not me) but was soon added right back. Please close this speedily. Thanks. Fyunck(click) (talk) 06:36, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Eliza_Jane_Scovill#RfC[edit]

Can an experienced editor assess the consensus at the above page? With eight responses to the RfC the consensus seems pretty clear (6 keep vs. 2 remove); however several of the responses sort of straddle the fence - especially since the original question posed in the lead was changed - and I am still uncertain what should be done with the relevant section in the article, if anything needs to be done at all. Thanks. Banedon (talk) 03:31, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Capital letters#Exceptions to Small Caps[edit]

An admin is requested to close this RfC about whether there should be certain exceptions for the MOS's general prohibition of the use of smallcaps, exceptions to accomodate specific usages and WP:CITEVAR. -- Diannaa (talk) 03:10, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2015 February 17#Talkpages decorated by Hafspajen[edit]

Could an admin please close this discussion of an unusual category as Hafspajen is going spare. Bishonen | talk 10:00, 24 March 2015 (UTC). He's decorating my talkpage with images of despair and melancholy. Bishonen | talk 10:28, 24 March 2015 (UTC).

Yes check.svg Done Discussion closed as 'keep' - SD0001 (talk) 11:35, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#Should Wikipedia use HTTPS by default for all readers?[edit]

An admin is requested to close Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#Should Wikipedia use HTTPS by default for all readers?. Thank you. Tony Tan98 · talk 14:19, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2015 March 16#Template:Maintained[edit]

An admin with lots if spare time is needs to close this 150,000+ byte discussion. Its going to take a lot more than a vote count and may need some time to read through. Thanks! (Initiated 11 days ago on 16 March 2015) EoRdE6(Come Talk to Me!) 13:10, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Christian terrorism (2nd nomination)[edit]

Now beset with an edit war over closing due to a contested NAC; could an admin step in please? Mangoe (talk) 12:06, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Already done by Coffee. SD0001 (talk) 11:39, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:Listroiderbob/tagging[edit]

Will an administrator determine the consensus for this request? Discussion is inactive since 4 March. (Initiated 32 days ago on 23 February 2015) SD0001 (talk) 19:56, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:Maxcrc/Countries without frost[edit]

Will an administrator determine the consensus for this request? Discussion is inactive since 4 March. (Initiated 31 days ago on 24 February 2015) SD0001 (talk) 19:56, 26 March 2015 (UTC)