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Categories may be listed for speedy renaming or speedy merging if they meet one or more of the criteria specified below. They must be tagged with {{subst:cfr-speedy|New name}} so that users of the categories are aware of the proposal. A request may be processed 48 hours after it was listed if there are no objections. This delay allows other editors to review the request to ensure that it meets the criteria for speedy deletion, renaming, or merging, and to raise objections to the proposed change.

Categories that qualify for speedy deletion (per Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion, e.g. "patent nonsense", "recreation", categories that have been empty for four days) can be tagged with the regular speedy tags, such as {{db|reason}}, and no delay is required to process these. Renaming under C2E can also be processed instantly as it is a variation on G7.

Contested requests become stale, and can be un-tagged and de-listed, after 7 days of inactivity. Optionally, if the discussion may be useful for future reference, it may be copied to the category talk page, with a section heading and {{moved discussion from|[[WP:CFDS]]|2=~~~~}}. If the nominator wants to continue the process, s/he needs to submit the request as a regular CfD in accordance with the instructions there.

Speedy criteria[edit]

The category-specific criteria for speedy deletion, renaming, or merging are strictly limited to:

C1. Unpopulated categories[edit]

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That have been unpopulated for at least four days. This does not apply to disambiguation categories, category redirects, featured topics categories, categories under discussion at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion (or other such discussions), or project categories that by their nature may become empty on occasion (e.g. Category:Wikipedians looking for help). Place {{Empty category}} at the top of the page to prevent such categories from being deleted.
Tag category with {{Db-c1}}.

C2. Renaming or merging[edit]

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C2A. Typographic and spelling fixes.
  • Correction of spelling errors and capitalization fixes. Differences between British and American spelling (e.g. Harbours →Harbors) are not considered errors; however if the convention of the relevant category tree is to use one form over the other then a rename may be appropriate under C2C. If both spellings exist as otherwise-identical category names, they should be merged.
  • Appropriate conversion of hyphens into en dashes or vice versa (e.g. Category:Canada-Russia relations → Category:Canada–Russia relations).
C2B. Enforcing established Wikipedia naming conventions and practices.
C2C. Bringing a category into line with established naming conventions for that category tree, or into line with the various "x by y", "x of y", or "x in y" categorization conventions specified at Wikipedia:Category names.
  • This should only be used where there is no room for doubt that the category in question is being used for the standard purpose instead of being a potential subcategory.
  • This criterion should only be applied when there is no ambiguity or doubt over the existence of a category naming convention. Such a convention must be well defined and must be overwhelmingly used within the tree. If this is not the case then the category in question must be brought forward to a full Cfd nomination.
  • This criterion will not apply in cases where the category tree observes distinctions in local usage (e.g. Category:Transportation in the United States and Category:Transport in the United Kingdom).
C2D. Facilitating concordance between a particular category's name and a related article's name.
  • Renaming a topic category to match its eponymous article (e.g. Category:The Beatles and The Beatles).
  • This applies only if the related article's current name (and by extension, the proposed name for the category) is unambiguous, and uncontroversial – either due to longstanding stability at that particular name or immediately following a page move discussion which had explicit consensus to rename. If the page names are controversial or ambiguous in any way, then this criterion does not apply.
  • This criterion also does not apply if there is any ongoing discussion about the name of the page or category, or if there has been a recent discussion concerning any of the pages which resulted in a no consensus result.
C2E. Author request.
  • This criterion only applies if the author of a category requests or agrees to renaming within 28 days of creating the category.
  • The criterion does not apply if other editors have populated or changed the category since it was created. "Other editors" includes bots, but excludes an editor working with the author on the renaming.
For C2A to C2E, tag category with {{subst:Cfr-speedy|New name}} and list on WP:CFDS. Administrators may implement C2E cases without delay.

For any categories that are not speedy candidates, use Wikipedia:Categories for discussion.

  • A nomination to merge or rename, brought forward as a full CfD, may be speedily closed if the closing administrator is satisfied that:
    • The nomination clearly falls within the scope of one of the criteria listed here,
    • And no objections have been made within 48 hours of the initial nomination.
  • If both these conditions are satisfied, the closure will be regarded as having been as a result of a speedy nomination. If any objections have been raised then the CfD nomination will remain in place for the usual 7-day discussion period, to be decided in accordance with expressed consensus.

Add requests for speedy renaming here[edit]

If the category and desired change do not match one of the criteria mentioned in C2, do not list it here. Instead, list it in the main CFD section.

If you are in any doubt as to whether it qualifies, do not list it here.

Use the following format on a new line at the beginning of the list: * [[:Category:Old name]] to [[:Category:New name]] – Reason for rename ~~~~
This will sign and datestamp an entry automatically.

Remember to tag the category with: {{subst:Cfr-speedy|New name}}

A request may be completed if it is more than 48 hours old; that is, if the time stamp shown is earlier than 03:46, 20 December 2014 (UTC). Currently, there are 89 open requests (refresh).


Current nominations[edit]

Opposed nominations[edit]

  • Category:DJ Tatana albums to Category:Tatana Sterba albums – C2D: Tatana Sterba/DJ TatanaJustin (koavf)TCM 09:38, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
    OpposePeace and Love (DJ Tatana album) is clearly a DJ Tatana album and Sterba is not even mentioned. Oculi (talk) 17:58, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
    DJ Tatana is an alias of Tatana Sterba; the two names belong to the same person. -- Black Falcon (talk) 04:35, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
    Indeed so, and the album bears the name DJ Tatana, not Tatana Sterba. The present category name is better. (Cat Stevens and Yusuf Islam are the same person, with separate album categories.) Oculi (talk) 13:10, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
    @Oculi: It's generally not a good idea, in my opinion, to have separate categories for every name a person performs under. Having one category for albums by a particular performer better promotes navigation and helps us keep related material together, which is one of the points of categories. Of course, we should have redirects on the categories for the other names, which will also increase navigation usefulness. Good Ol’factory (talk) 09:33, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Category:Gas stations in Canada‎ to Category:Filling stations in Canada – C2.C: per Category:Filling stations. -- Black Falcon (talk) 03:46, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
    Object to speedy rename WP:ENGVAR renaming topics in English-speaking nations to use some other dialect should have a full CFD. I haven't seen "filling station" as all that common in Canada. -- 67.70.35.44 (talk) 07:55, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
    Also object. "Filling station" is almost entirely unknown in Canadian English, and WP:ENGVAR explicitly allows for categories to be named differently from their parents if there's a dialect variation (e.g. we do not impose spellings like "organization" and "program" on UK categories, or "organisation" and "programme" on US ones.) Bearcat (talk) 17:02, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
On hold pending other discussion[edit]
  • None currently
Moved to full discussion[edit]
  • Category:Parliament of Italy to Category:Italian Parliament – see main article, also French Parliament as format. Gryffindor (talk) 14:59, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
    Oppose Speedy The official name according to the constitution (as quoted by the Italian article seems to be just Parliament (Parlamento), not Italian Parliament. There does not seem to be a most common form in this case in Category:Parliaments by country, either for articles or categories. I suggest you either ask for the renaming of the article in sth like Parliament (Italy) or Parliament of Italy, or start a discussion towards a convention for naming bodies called just Parliament in their native language without any qualifier. Place Clichy (talk) 13:09, 10 December 2014 (UTC)
    The official name is not particularly relevant when determining what the article name should be. What is more relevant is the common name. But this nomination is not about changing the article name. It is about conforming the category names to the article name. Any discussion of the article name takes place on the article talk page. If you want to propose changing it, of course you can, but it won't happen through discussion here. Good Ol’factory (talk) 00:12, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
    Moved to full discussion Good Ol’factory (talk) 07:46, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Ready for deletion[edit]

Check Category:Empty categories awaiting deletion for out of process deletions. In some cases, these will need to be nominated for discussion and the editor who emptied the category informed that they should follow the WP:CFD process.

Once the renaming has been completed, copy and paste the listing to the Ready for deletion section of Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Working/Manual.