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Requested moves is a process for requesting the retitling (moving) of an article, template, or project page on Wikipedia. (For retitling files, categories and other items, see When not to use this page.)

Please read our article titling policy and our guideline regarding primary topics before moving a page or requesting a page move.

Any autoconfirmed user can use the Move function, located in the drop-down menu indicated by a down-facing arrow, at the top of any page to perform most moves (see Wikipedia:Moving a page). If you have no reason to expect a dispute concerning a move, be bold and move the page. However, it may not always be possible or desirable to do this:

  • Technical reasons may prevent a move (for instance, a page may exist with the desired title). In these circumstances, administrator help is required to move a page. To request such help, please see Requesting technical moves.
  • A title may be subject to dispute, and discussion may be necessary in order to reach consensus. To place a formal request for a potentially controversial page move, please see Requesting controversial and potentially controversial moves. It is not always necessary to formally request a move in these circumstances: one option is to start an informal discussion at the article's talk page instead.
  • Unregistered users and new (not yet autoconfirmed) users do not have the capability to move pages. They must request moves using this process.

Most move requests are processed by a group of regular contributors who are familiar with Wikipedia naming conventions, non-binding precedents, and page moving procedures.[1] Requests are generally processed after seven days, although backlogs often develop. If there is a clear consensus after this time, or if the requested move is uncontroversial or technical, the request will be closed and acted upon. If not, the closer may choose to re-list the request to allow more time for consensus to develop, or close it as "no consensus". For the processes involved in closing requests, performing moves, and cleaning up after moves, see Wikipedia:Requested moves/Closing instructions. For a list of all processed moves, see Special:Log/move.

To contest a close, the Move review process is designed to evaluate a contested close of a move discussion to determine if the close was reasonable, or whether it was inconsistent with the spirit and intent of Wikipedia common practice, policies, or guidelines.

  1. ^ Note to closers: according to an ArbCom ruling of June 2009, confirmed in September 2011, discussions relating to the naming of Ireland articles (Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Ireland (disambiguation)) must occur at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Ireland Collaboration, unless it is agreed there to hold the discussion elsewhere. Any requested move affecting these articles that is opened on the article talk pages or any other venue should be speedily closed, with a pointer to the ArbCom ruling.

When not to use this page[edit]


Separate processes exist for moving certain types of pages, and for changes other than page moves:

Requesting technical moves[edit]


If a desired move is uncontroversial and technical in nature (e.g. spelling and capitalization), or a revert of an undiscussed move where discussion is needed, please feel free to move the page yourself. If you cannot, request it below.

The Wikipedia:BOLD, revert, discuss cycle applies to uncontroversial moves (see Wikipedia:Be bold) and reverts of undiscussed moves. The discussion process is used for potentially controversial moves.

If any of the following apply to the desired move, treat it as potentially controversial:

  • There is an existing article (not just a redirect) at the target title
  • There has been any past debate about the best title for the page
  • Someone could reasonably disagree with the move.

If the page has recently been moved without discussion, you may revert the move and initiate a discussion on its talk page. If you are unable to revert, request it below.

To list new technical requests use the following code at the top of the sub-section "Technical requests" immediately below:

{{subst:RMassist|<!--old page name, without brackets-->|<!--requested name, without brackets-->|<!--reason for move-->}}

This will automatically insert a bullet and include your signature. Do not edit the article's talk page.

If you object to a proposal listed in Technical requests, please move it to the Contested technical requests section below.

If your technical request is contested by another editor, remove the request from the "Contested technical requests" section and follow the instructions at Requesting controversial and potentially controversial moves.

Alternatively, if the only obstacle to a technical move is another page in the way (e.g., a redirect to the current title of the article to be moved, a redirect with no incoming links, or an unnecessary disambiguation page with a minor edit history—if it has a single history line, see WP:MOR instead), add the following code to the top of the page that is in the way:

{{db-move|<!--page to be moved here-->|<!--reason for move-->}}

This will list the undesired page for deletion under criterion for speedy deletion G6. If the page is a redirect, place the code above the redirection. For a list of articles being considered for uncontroversial speedy deletion, see Category:Candidates for uncontroversial speedy deletion.

Uncontroversial technical requests[edit]

Contested technical requests[edit]

Requests to revert undiscussed moves[edit]

Requesting controversial and potentially controversial moves[edit]


Use this process if there is any reason to believe a move would be contested. For technical move requests (e.g. spelling and capitalization fixes), see Requesting technical moves.

Do not put more than one move request on the same article talk page, as this is not supported by the bot that handles updates to this page.

Requesting a single page move[edit]

(To propose moving more than one page—for example, moving a disambiguation page in order to move another page to that title—see "Requesting multiple page moves" below.)

To request a single page move, create a new section at the bottom of the talk page of the article you want moved, using this format:

== Requested move ==
{{subst:requested move|NewName|reason=Place here your rationale for the proposed page name change, ideally referring to applicable naming convention policies and guidelines, and providing evidence in support where appropriate. If your reasoning includes search engine results, please present Google Books or Google News Archive results before providing other web results. Do not sign this.}}

Replace NewName with the requested new name of the page (or with a question mark, if you want more than one possible new name to be considered). The talk page section does not necessarily need to be named "Requested move", though it is suggested. If there have been previous move discussions on the talk page, use == Requested move xxxx == where xxxx can be the year if that is appropriate, or "2" for a second discussion. Do not sign a request with ~~~~ as the template does this automatically.

As an alternative, you can click the "New Section" tab on the talk page and insert

{{subst:RMtalk|Proposed new name|Reason for move.}}

Leave the Subject/headline blank, as the template automatically creates the heading "Requested move 17 April 2014", along with a location for survey and discussion. Also note that the template must be substituted. The template will automatically include your signature.

Note: Unlike certain other request processes on Wikipedia, nominations should not be neutral. Strive to make your point as best you can; use evidence (such as Ngrams and pageview statistics) and make reference to applicable policies and guidelines, especially our article titling policy and the policy on disambiguation and primary topic. After the nomination has been made, nominators may nevertheless add a separate bullet point to support their nomination, but should add "as nominator" (for example,  * '''Rename, as nominator''': ...). Most nominators, however, simply allow the nomination itself to indicate what their opinion is. Nominators may also participate in the discussion along with everyone else, and often should.

Requesting multiple page moves[edit]

Up to 30 related moves may be requested at once, using a single template. On one of the talk pages of the affected articles, create a request and format it as below. A sample request for two page moves is shown here. For three page moves, add lines for current3 and new3, following this pattern. This template does not work properly with some titles - if you have trouble, eliminate the current1 line and start with new1.

==Requested move==
| new1 = New title for page 1 with the talk page hosting this discussion
| current2 = Current title of page 2
| new2 = New title for page 2
| reason = Place here your rationale for the proposed page name change, ideally referring to applicable naming convention policies and guidelines, and providing evidence in support where appropriate. If your reasoning includes search engine results, please default to Google Books or Google News Archive before providing any web results. Do not sign this.


For example, to propose moving the articles Wikipedia and Wiki, put this template on Talk:Wikipedia, replacing current1 with Wikipedia and current2 with Wiki. Note that the discussion for all affected articles is held on the talk page of the article at current1. Do not sign a request with ~~~~ as the template does this automatically. Do not skip pairs of numbers.

RMCD bot automatically places a notice section on the talk page of the additional pages that are included in your request, advising that the move discussion is in progress, where it is, and that all discussion for all pages included in the request should take place at that one location.


Normally requests move down the queue below from day to day until, after seven days, they reach the backlog, which is where discussions usually are picked for review and closing by closing admins.

If a discussion is ongoing and has not reached a reasonable conclusion, anyone may elect to re-list the discussion. This moves the request out of the backlog (or wherever it is in the queue) up to the current day, giving the discussion another seven days before it's likely to be reviewed for closure.

To relist a move request discussion, simply type <small>'''Relisted'''. ~~~~</small> before the initial requester's first timestamp (see this diff for an example), or the previous relisting comment. This gives the request a new timestamp which RMCD bot will use as the date to relist the entry on the requested moves project page. This can also be done by using {{subst:relisting}}, which also signs it automatically.

If the discussion has become stale, or seems that it would benefit from the input of more editors, some editors will notify at least one relevant WikiProject of the discussion, in addition to (or instead of) relisting it. The template {{RM notification}} could be useful for this. These WikiProjects can often be found by means of the banners placed at the top of many articles' talk pages.

Once a consensus has been reached in a discussion, anyone can notify an admin or uninvolved experienced editor to close the discussion, even if it has been relisted and has not yet reached the backlog again. So relisting cannot be used as a status quo stonewalling delay tactic in a case where consensus favors change (and in any other case relisting can have no negative effect).

Current discussions[edit]

This section lists all requests filed or identified as potentially controversial which are currently under discussion.

This list is also available in a page-link-first format.

April 17, 2014[edit]

  • (Discuss)Burri KhartoumBurri SC – The club is an old sudanese team founded in 1917 in Khartoum, the correct name of the club is Burri Sports Club or Burri SC for a short, however I have only an arabic links to prouve that so I try to explain my contribution. The correct name of the team is نادي بري الرياضي‎ in the arabic translation Nadi Burri Al-Riadhi. Nadi = Club, Burri (is a quarter called Burri Almahas in Khartoum) and Al-Riadhi = Sports, Sport or Sporting (in general). However I have only an arabic links, I founded this english link (link here), (Seat of the club "we can see the pic on the top of the official forum website" here) Fayçal.09 (talk) 17:27, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Comic Sans MSComic Sans – Based on its usage in the sources linked within the article and in any measure of ghits, "Comic Sans" is this topic's common name. Following McGeddon's outline of previous move justifications above, the official or formal name "Comic Sans MS" can still be used atop the article as its full name, but the common name policy says

    Wikipedia does not necessarily use the subject's "official" name as an article title; it prefers to use the name that is most frequently used to refer to the subject in English-language reliable sources.

    I propose this move because that name in this article's reliable sources is "Comic Sans" sans "MS". czar  12:03, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Lewis Libby → ? – Shall the proposed name be "I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby", "Scooter Libby", "Lewis 'Scooter' Libby", or leave as is? George Ho (talk) 12:01, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Garrett (character)Garrett (Thief) – Naming this article "Garrett (character)" makes very little sense at all. Not only is it redundant to denote that this individual is a character in the article's title, there really is no reason why he should be given priority to be denoted as a character in his title as opposed to any other fictional character with the name "Garrett" and no surname. Granted I am no currently aware of any other fictional characters who are named Garrett, have no surname, and have their own article on Wikipedia, but this doesn't mean that this particular character should be denoted as simply "character" in his title. This title should be changed immediately. If not to "Garrett (Thief) then at the very least Garrett (video game character). Nahald (talk) 04:14, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

April 16, 2014[edit]

  • (Discuss)BlondBlond hair – The articles on brown, black, and red hair all include "hair" in their title. To be consistent, this article also should, unless there's a good reason why it doesn't. I realize, however, that "Blond hair" already exists as a redirect, which could complicate things. NealCruco (talk) 18:16, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Jacqueline Kennedy OnassisJacqueline Kennedy – WP:CONCISE, WP:COMMONNAME, also far more known for her Kennedy affiliations than Onassis affiliations. "Jacqueline Kennedy" yields about 11,800,000 results on Google while "Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis" yields about 1,030,000 results. XXSNUGGUMSXX (talk) 04:50, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Halifax Regional MunicipalityHalifax, Nova Scotia – The Regional Municipality have now had their say on this. Effective today, the name for all but the most formal legal processes is to be simply "Halifax". Here's the Municipality's "rebranding" site: [1]. Here are two news reports from local media: [2], [3]. Here is the report from the staff with the recommendation within it [4]. This has long been the accepted way to refer to the location in general, if not the formal Municipality. Even at that, it can be seen that most organisations ignore the "...Regional Municipality" outside of the most formal situations - the way people don't usually call it the "Commonwealth of Virginia" - they just call it "Virginia". Here's an example of that - the 2011 Census results, when searching for "Halifax" in Nova Scotia: [5] We can see that the Population Centre is called "Halifax", the Census Metropolitan Area is called "Halifax", and the Census Division is called "Halifax (Regional Municipality)". The airport is the "Halifax Stanfield International Airport", not the "Halifax Regional Municipality Stanfield Airport" [6]. Once (if!) this is accepted, I (and I'm sure others) will go about fixing the other required changes, such as the opening text, etc. Finally, this would much better meet every one of the Wikipedia Article Title guidelines: Recognisability, Naturalness, Precision, Conciseness and Consistency. AshleyMorton (talk) 03:18, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Ibong Adarna (mythology)Ibong Adarna – According to a request from an anonymous user at the WikiProject Philippines: "Ibong Adarna (mythology) should be renamed since the Ibong Adarna poem itself is not part of Philippine folklore or mythology/legend. It's fantasy fiction of the time, like Florante at Laura." I agree with this. The article does not also refer to mythology as in canon in fiction. Jojit (talk) 02:59, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

April 15, 2014[edit]

  • (Discuss)IPhone 5SiPhone 5s – As mentioned by editors earlier, a large amount of reliable sources have begun to adopt Apple's convention of referring to the name of this smartphone device as "iPhone 5s" rather than "iPhone 5S". A proposed change to MOS:TM will allow such forms to be used if they are "consistently used by a clear majority of high level, independent sources". Additionally, I, upon further review, still do not think "5s" is a violation of MOS:TM even right now, because "5s" is not a word, it is a model number—hence it does not have to follow standard English-language formatting. If this move is approved, it will be interpreted as consensus for iPhone 4s and iPhone 5c as well. ViperSnake151  Talk  15:01, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Waikato RegionWaikato – The actual name of the region does not include "Region", it is just "Waikato". (On the other hand, it is possible to find some sources, even governmental ones, that do include the capitalized "Region", but I believe they are in a distinct minority.) Waikato already redirects here and is the primary meaning of the word (the other meanings are already at Waikato (disambiguation)). The article was renamed "Waikato" via a 2009 discussion, but it was later moved without a discussion on this page. Good Ol’factory (talk) 03:21, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

April 14, 2014[edit]

  • (Discuss)Maja e zezëCrn Vrv
    *The longstanding name of this article was Crn Vrv for about 3 and a half years*The title went unchallenged until User:bobrayner recently used a liberal interpretation of WP:BRD to justify his many reverts of originally undiscussed moves like one that occurred at this page, despite those moves having taken place years prior and no evidence of opposition since*Crn Vrv appears to be the common name in English:**In Google books, "crn vrv" mountain yields nine results, of which two are used a references in the article**For "maja e zezë" mountain, on the other hand, yields six results of which I cannot confirm that any refer to this mountain since they seem to refer to an unrelated one in northern Albania***Therefore, there is no proof that this mountain is at all called by the article's present title in English*Also noteworthy is that this is an international mountain, being in both Macedonia (official language is Macedonian) and Kosovo (official languages are Albanian and Serbian) Relisted. BDD (talk) 23:37, 14 April 2014 (UTC) --Local hero talk 22:14, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Glyphis siamensisIrrawaddy river shark – Article was originally moved to the scientific name with the justification "known from one specimen. The scientific name is the common name." However, this is not supported by naming policy for fauna, which advocates using the common name. The common name "Irrawaddy river shark" for this species appears in multiple reliable sources, e.g. FishBase and IUCN. The fact that it's known from a single specimen is immaterial and the article should be back under the common name. --Relisted. BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 13:22, 14 April 2014 (UTC) --Yzx (talk) 05:55, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)KachwahaKachwaha (caste group) – As I have already given my reasons at User talk:Sitush, the present version of the article is confusing between two distinct communities with same names. One is a Kushwaha caste group and the other one is a Rajput clan. It becomes quite misguiding due to this confusion. The introduction of the article is definitely not as per the references. For removing such confusion, I have created Kachwaha (clan) to describe the Rajput clan and want to move this article to Kachwaha (caste group) to describe the Kushwaha caste group. Owsert (talk) 12:13, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)1991 Andover, Kansas tornado outbreakApril 26, 1991 tornado outbreak – The outbreak affected far more than just Andover, Kansas; there were not just multiple other violent tornadoes in Kansas, but were three F4-rated tornadoes in Oklahoma, including the famous "Red Rock" tornado. 1. Norman (OUN) In addition, when I searched the names for the number of results each had, my name had 29,100 Google search results, whereas the current title only had 3,430 results, so WP:COMMONNAME may be applied here. Also, multiple sources from Weather Forecast Offices of the the National Weather Service refer to the outbreak with names very similar to the one I am proposing. 2. Tulsa (TSA) 1. Norman (OUN) Finally, because it neither fits the common name nor is consistent with the standard (although unofficial) naming conventions of tornado outbreak articles on Wikipedia, I believe that the name should be altered for consistency. Dustin (talk) 00:41, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

April 13, 2014[edit]

  • (Discuss)Fredy (Portuguese footballer)Fredy (Angolan footballer) – This dual citizenship football player has 3 things with Angola (born there, ancestry and senior team), while he has 2 with Portugal (lives there and youth teams). Also comparing the level of teams, senior is more relevant than youth, so I see the need to make this move. MonFrontieres (talk) 20:33, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Metric conversion in CanadaMetrication in Canada – The preceding move request that led to the current title had limited participation and was misinformed. "Metrication" is the correct term for "the conversion to the metric system of weights and measures", and it is no more "jargon" than a term such as "freight transport", which we would (hopefully) never rename to "goods movement". In addition, the current title suggests an altogether different scope: conversions between units in the metric system (e.g., from kg to g, or m to cm) in Canada, as if the metric system in Canada was somehow different from the metric system in other countries. -- Black Falcon (talk) 19:35, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)RoxelanaHürrem Sultan – Her official royal name is Hürrem Sultan, she is also known by this nickname (Roxelana). Many Ottoman sultanas were known by some nicknames in other countries. For example Roxelana's daughter, Mihrimah Sultan, is also known as "Cameria" or Mahidevran Sultan is also known as "Rosne Pranvere", but we should only use their more famous names as in Mihrimah and Mahidevran, so I think we should move "Roxelana" to "Hürrem Sultan". This is the name that she is known with as the wife of the Sultan and her most common name. She is more famous with the name "Hürrem". Keivan.fTalk 15:39, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Patriarch of JerusalemPatriarch of Jerusalem (disambiguation) – Treat the Greek Orthodox Patriarch as the primary meaning. He is leader of what is, in the context of Israel and the Palestinian Territories, by far the largest church which has a Patriarch of Jerusalem. The only other church of comparable size, the Melkites, do not have a priest known by this title. His "demotion" from primary meaning appears to be based on a misunderstanding of WP:NPOV policy, since we recognize the head of the Roman Catholic church as the primary meaning of Pope, even though other churches use this title. PatGallacher (talk) 01:55, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)CoypuNutria – "Nutria", which was the article's original title and which already redirects here, is the common (WP:UCN), English (WP:UE) name for the animal. Most of the article's sources use this name and this Google nGram shows it has been consistently more common in books over time. —  AjaxSmack  01:11, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Vax gold keyGold key (DEC) – The disambiguating term “Vax” is inappropriately specific, as the Gold key is not a VAX feature; the more comprehensive “(DEC)” corrects this. Earlier notes within this talk page document various details. (talk) 00:03, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

April 12, 2014[edit]

  • (Discuss)Corfe Castle, DorsetCorfe Castle (village) – Both the castle and village are called "Corfe Castle", and both are located in Dorset. Therefore "Corfe Castle, Dorset" is itself ambiguous and could equally apply to both of them. The term used for disambiguation should actually be unambiguous, and (village) does that. The castle is at the base name as primary topic, and IMO that's correct. If moved Corfe Castle, Dorset should be redirected to either the castle or the dab. Nilfanion (talk) 22:10, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Alpha 5 (Power Rangers)Alpha 5 – This is to restore the original title of the page which was moved by Matthiaspaul (talk · contribs) when he decided to make a disambiguation for the two items I recently added to the hatnote at the top (dab page here, consisting of just that edit and my revert), despite the fact that they do not have articles. This is the primary topic of "Alpha 5" in English rather than two cameras that are known as the "Alpha 5" (or rather "α-5") in non-English speaking nations. —Ryūlóng (琉竜) 21:43, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Union, Progress and DemocracyProgress and Democracy Union – The existing article title is a wrong translation of the party's Spanish name: "Unión Progreso y Democracia". WP:EU: In deciding whether and how to translate a foreign name into English, follow English-language usage. If there is no established English-language treatment for a name, translate it if this can be done without loss of accuracy and with greater understanding for the English-speaking reader.1- The party's official denomination is clearly laid down in article 1 of its statutes ("Denominación") as "Unión Progreso y Democracia", not any other version, no comma (source: Estatutos, UPyD website); 2- In Spanish (as in English), the word "unión" has various meanings, one of them being "political party" or "alliance". Several Spanish political parties use "unión" in that sense in their denomination. (Examples: "Unión del Pueblo Navarro", "Unión Independiente de Carreño", "Unión por Leganés" etc; authoritative dictionary definition: DRAE, see point 8); 3- "Unión Progreso y Democracia" translates to "Progress and Democracy Union", an alternative translation (of the same meaning) is "Union for Progress and Democracy". Both are equally correct, both should be stated in the article's introduction. Some quality sources for "Progress and Democracy Union": BBC News, Revista Latina de Comunicación, Global Post, Encyclopedia Britannica, Barcelona Centre for International Studies. Some quality sources for "Union for Progress and Democracy": The Economist, Press TV, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, The Guardian; 4- The variation "Union, Progress and Democracy" (although used by some sources) is obviously a translation of "Unión, Progreso y Democracia" (for which there are also some sources), obviously has a different meaning from "Progress and Democracy Union" and is not compatible with the official name of the party in Spanish as defined and used by the party itself and the vast majority of sources. --Relisted. BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 12:41, 12 April 2014 (UTC) --Hvd69 (talk) 23:11, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Edward E. KramerEd Kramer – Granted that his usual authorial byline is "Edward E. Kramer", the fact is that he's commonly known in news reports as just "Ed Kramer", or sometimes "Edward Kramer". We shouldn't paper over the notoriety of his drawn-out trial, nor the fact that he pled guilty, and for that reason this page ought to be at the name readers will be familiar with from news reports. Ed Kramer is already a redirect to this article; it ought to be the page title instead. --Relisted. BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 12:22, 12 April 2014 (UTC) -- (talk) 04:15, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)HeartbleedHeartbleed bug – This is likely going to be a current events report that will pass from memory in a few months once all internet services have patched their latest version of OpenSSL, whereas "heartbleed" is a common term referring to any number of heart conditions and should have been left as a disambiguation page. Per Wikipedia:Article titles#Deciding on an article title criteria:# Recognizability: Everyone would know heartbleed in the software sense of the term, that is as a software bug, if it is moved to the new title. In the more persistent and long-term medical sense of the word, everyone would be more likely to know heartbleed as a problematic condition of the heart that occurs, well, when the heart bleeds.# Naturalness: A disambiguation would be more likely to point users to a number of terms they could choose from when searching through Wikipedia, and not always about the software sense of the term for a couple technical know-how nerds. As it is, we are giving undue weight and catering unnecessarily to the smaller technical community while obscuring with a hatnote what the more common use of this term should be in the worldwide community - the medical sense.# Precision: Should be self-evident.# Conciseness: Perhaps not as a concise, but definitely more precise.# Consistency: I am open to suggestions to make this more disambiguated, such as "Heartbleed (software)" or any number of article titles that would better serve our readers.Let me know what you think. TeleComNasSprVen (talkcontribs) 07:40, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)NRG AstrodomeHouston Astrodome – I understand that the stadium still has a naming rights agreement (As to how a stadium that has been closed for almost a decade still has an active naming rights agreement is beyond me.), but the stadium will likely be demolished at some point. Even if it isn't and is preserved, it's likely not going to reopen for any major events. The stadium was known as the Houston Astrodome for most of its active history, and this is what most people would refer to it as such, if not just simply Astrodome. --Relisted. walk victor falk talk 02:16, 12 April 2014 (UTC) Jgera5 (talk) 07:17, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Murder of Davina and Jasmine Kumari-BakerRekha Kumari-Baker – Article was moved from its original title to the current one against the consensus in the deletion discussion. Currently title is also clearly too long and the editor who made the inappropriate move is now banned. I am unable to revert the move myself as the required location already exists as a redirect. --Relisted. Xoloz (talk) 01:27, 12 April 2014 (UTC) Shakehandsman (talk) 16:05, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

April 11, 2014[edit]

  • (Discuss)1834 Arab revolt in Palestine1834 peasants' revolt in Palestine – The simple reason is the current name appears to be made up and isn't rooted in the many scholarly sources used in this article or in the Google Books search. The stressing of the term "Arab" in the title, and in the infobox for that matter, looks like original research. Arab identity had nothing to with the revolt and we don't know if all the participating clans were necessarily "Arab". Some could have been Circassian, Turkic/Anatolian, Kurdish and so on. There is no real basis for the current title. However, the sources used in the article frequently refer to the fact that this was a peasants/fellahin rebellion. Gabriel Baer on page 139 specifically says it was "known as the 'Peasants' revolt'. Alternatively, we can remove the year 1834 from the title as well since there doesn't appear to be any other major 'peasants' revolt' to have taken place across Palestine. --Relisted. walk victor falk talk 06:52, 11 April 2014 (UTC)--Relisted. EdJohnston (talk) 04:13, 3 April 2014 (UTC) -- Al Ameer (talk) 00:29, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Juncosamine2-(2,5-Dimethoxy-4-bromobenzyl)-6-(2-methoxyphenyl)piperidine – "Juncosamine" is a fake name for this compound that was made up by whomever created the page. This is totally unacceptable because the standard for chemical nomenclature is for the chemist who first synthesized a new molecule to assign the name. No where in any of the professional literature is this compound called "juncosamine". The proper name for this compound is 2-(2,5-Dimethoxy-4-bromobenzyl)-6-(2-methoxyphenyl)piperidine because that is what it is called in the chemical literature. ISFSN (talk) 05:27, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

April 10, 2014[edit]

  • (Discuss)Southern BoobookMorepork – To agree with article text, which no longer even mentions "Southern Boobook" at all, where ever that came from. This RM is independent of the scientific naming taxonomic dispute, which could play out in the academic literature for years. The title here has to agree with the text. If there's a consensus to change the lead to focus on some name other than morepork (or Morepork the way a lot of birders like to capitalize), then change the title to match whatever that is.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  01:55, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

--Relisted. walk victor falk talk 01:10, 10 April 2014 (UTC)seav (talk) 04:51, 21 March 2014 (UTC)


  • (Discuss)Gay male pulp fictionGay pulp fiction – While "gay" is still used as a catch-all in some contexts, the status quo here is awkward. Whenever I see a dab with only two entries, I like to see if there's a way we can avoid that, to the benefit of readers. By moving this article to this previous title and retaining the hatnote to Lesbian pulp fiction, we save readers searching for this article a click without making it any more difficult to find the lesbian article. --BDD (talk) 22:35, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Goat-antelopeCaprinae – From a cursory look over the internet and the comments above, the term "goat-antelope" as a common name for the subfamily Caprinae appears to be either a Wikipedia neologism, or at best a secondary meaning for this term which is not widely used in the literature. In particular, I am not seeing much evidence that the term is supposed to include standard goats and sheep within its definition. The Free Dictionary Free Dictionary defines it as "any of various wild ruminant mammals of the family Bovidae, such as the mountain goat or the chamois, having characteristics of both goats and antelopes" and Britannica defines it as the tribe "rupicaprin" which is "intermediate between those of the stockily built goats (subfamily Caprinae) and the long-legged antelopes (subfamily Antilopinae)." Both these definitions appear to be more narrow than Caprinae as a whole. On a more informal level, invoking WP:ASTONISH, I think the idea that a sheep is a type of "goat-antelope" is not one that would make much sense in common usage. Looking at WP:NCFAUNA, there is a clause that says "Do not use vernacular names when it is not clear to what the name refers." This is one reason why we have an article at Hominidae rather than Great ape and I think the same applies here.  — Amakuru (talk) 15:42, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Alaska Native Regional CorporationsAlaska Native Corporation – There are a few issues involved here. First is a WP:COMMONNAME one, in that these are more commonly referred to without the "regional" designation. I found "Alaska Native Corporations" to be more common in general, Books, and Scholar Google searches, so it passes my COMMONNAME rule of thumb. (Theoretically some such results could be referring to any corporation run by Alaska Natives, but I didn't see many false positives.) Second is a WP:SINGULAR issue. While this fits "Articles on groups or classes of specific things," my experiences at Talk:Scottish clan#Requested move have made me think I should err on the side of a singular title. Finally, the corresponding category is Category:Alaska Native regional corporations, so there might be a capitalization issue to discuss (we can also WP:C2D that category based on what happens here). I think the current capitalization is correct, though, since this is a specific type of legal entity. To make things easier on the closer, I will accept any name that excludes "Regional," regardless of plural form or capitalization. BDD (talk) 23:12, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)HTC One (2013)HTC One (M7) – The first request seems like a more consistent disambiguator for this article, given the fact that its successor's article's name is currently HTC One (M8). However, there is controversy regarding this, and the other option is to move HTC One (M8) to HTC One (2014) (to make the articles' common disambiguator by their year instead of their model codename). Please specify which of these two moves should occur in your response. Thanks. (For this reason, I am neutral on which one of these moves should occur.)--Relisted. walk victor falk talk 01:45, 8 April 2014 (UTC) Steel1943 (talk) 16:04, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Nu1 AraeV539 Arae – As seen in a SIMBAD search, the name "V539 Arae" is much more commonly used than "Nu1 Arae". Therefore, per WP:COMMONNAME, the article should be moved. Unlike with stars more commonly referred to by their HD designations, there are no accessibility issues here, as the variable designation still contains the constellation name. StringTheory11 --Relisted. walk victor falk talk 20:24, 6 April 2014 (UTC)(t • c) 17:13, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Jamea MasjidJamea Masjid (Preston) – There is a mosque of this name in Canada,[16] and another one in Aagra,[17] and one in Punjab,[18] and Manchester,[19] and Saitama.[20] There are probably other ones as well. It would therefore be clearer to have the name of the town/city the mosque is in as part of the article name. Toddy1 (talk) 21:32, 29 March 2014 (UTC)