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"Consensus is a partnership between interested parties working positively for a common goal." -- Jimmy Wales

Bird article name (capitalisation)[edit]

There is a move discussion in progress on Talk:Crowned Crane about four articles related to birds species. The rationale is that there is no reason why bird names should be capitalised while Wikipedia recommends that all animal names should not be written with capitals. Please participate to the discussion.
Thank you! Mama meta modal (talk) 09:07, 9 March 2014 (UTC).

Request for comments[edit]

There is now also an ongoing request for comments on the same subject: Talk:Crowned Crane#Request for comments.

Do not hesitate to come and comment on this question. Mama meta modal (talk) 08:52, 16 March 2014 (UTC).


The discussion was closed (and the pages moved) on 26 March 2014, see Talk:Crowned crane#Requested move for details.

Mama meta modal (talk) 20:49, 26 March 2014 (UTC).

Move review for species pages at Wikipedia:Move review/Log/2014 March. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:32, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
See also Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style#Second proposal. Mama meta modal (talk) 06:25, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

New discussion[edit]

An important discussion started on Talk:Crowned crane and Wikipedia:Move review/Log/2014 March#Black crowned crane now moved to Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style#A new proposal regarding bird article names.

Mama meta modal (talk) 20:56, 9 April 2014 (UTC).

The consensus is now clear. The relevant pages will soon be checked and made consistent with Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style#Bird common name decapitalisation.
H. H. Wander Strata (talk) 23:07, 2 May 2014 (UTC).


Please critique my essay about "one against many" consensus situations at WP:1AM. Comments should be posted on Talk:1AM. Thanks! --Guy Macon (talk) 09:06, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

I think it's very good but not sure how practical it is. I've certainly found myself in 1 against many situations, and I usually walk away. Much more common are a few against many situations. That's much more difficult. The history of the yogurt title comes to mind, and of course the US city name controversy, and much more current now is the RM discussion at Talk:Hillary Rodham Clinton.

To address a specific type of a few against many situations, I wrote this essay, intended primarily as advice for RM closers: User:Born2cycle/Yogurt Principle. --B2C 19:59, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Damn... I was hoping that an essay with the short cut "WP:1AM" would be advice saying not to edit at 1:00 in the morning - after coming home from the pubs. Now that would be a useful essay. Blueboar (talk) 02:51, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

Expand description of Forum shopping[edit]

At present the policy on WP:FORUMSHOP says "Forum shopping, admin shopping, and spin-doctoring. Raising essentially the same issue on multiple noticeboards, or to multiple administrators, is unhelpful to finding and achieving consensus." (Talk page archives show different versions of this line.) I suggest expanding the description to say "Raising essentially the same issue on multiple noticeboards or talk pages,...." (Suggested addition in italics.) Thoughts? – S. Rich (talk) 23:12, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

New essay[edit]

Just started a new essay at Wikipedia:Confusing arguments mean nothing. Would appreciate any collaboration.--Paul McDonald (talk) 21:45, 26 May 2014 (UTC)


There's a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Edit warring#BRD cycle related to WP:EDITCONSENSUS and WP:BRD that may interest some editors who watch this page. WhatamIdoing (talk) 00:41, 2 June 2014 (UTC)