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Misspelled native language redirects[edit]

This is based on Δίκαιο RFD. Should we keep misspelled native language redirects? --Lenticel (talk) 00:31, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes, if it's a plausible search term (for native or non-native speakers) or it has incomming (external) links, etc. No, if it is implausible, unlinked and not getting any traffic. i.e. each should be assessed on their own merits as other redirects. Thryduulf (talk) 19:42, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Wanting a redirect deleted, but not sure if that is possible[edit]

I found a redirect (Bowery Street) that I feel should be deleted because it leads to another article (Coney Island) that has no mentioning about this non-notable street at all, but I am not sure if I can start a discussion here because it was originally a redirect, then turned into an article, then deleted via AfD. Then a few months later, it was recreated as another redirect, turned into an article again, then redirected again via another AfD. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:43, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Nominated for discussion. Please, see Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2014 July 25#Bowery Street. — Dmitrij D. Czarkoff (talktrack) 14:45, 25 July 2014 (UTC)


The relisting instructions used to be much simpler but they changed in 2012, making it more difficult and onerous. As a result, fewer discussions are relisted and that means that the backlog is now so massive that the page exceeds the template inclusion limit and the last few translusions on the page are not expanded. Instead, they appear as links. The process for relisting should be the same as AfD: just cut the discussion from the previous page and paste it to the new one. DrKiernan (talk) 18:11, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

  • very strong oppose. At AfD the primary link is to the individual discussion page, and that is easy to find by various means. At RfD the primary link is to the day's nomination page, with links to individual discussions on user talk pages, WikiProject pages and elsewhere frequently being of the form, e.g. Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2014 July 15#Virginia Panhandle. If the discussion just vanishes from the page then people cannot find the discussion at all which is the antithesis of the transparency with which deletion discussions must occur. What needs to happen is the backlog should be fixed, as that is the cause of the problem, rather than the symptom. I am slowly working though it as I get time, but I don't have much of that currently. If you can find a way to simplify the relisting instructions without removing the link from the old to new locations then that is something we should do, but the current proposal is a non-starter. Thryduulf (talk) 19:39, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
very strong oppose for all the reasons Thry has stated. Si Trew (talk) 11:37, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia is not a translation dictionary (policy request)[edit]

Morning all.

I've created a thread at WT:NOT#Wikipedia_is_not_a_translation_dictionary. about these stacks of redirects we get from foreign languages. I hope you may contribute their views. Since they come up so regularly, a policy or guideline for them might be useful. I have drafted a short para, that no doubt can be tightened up. I've cross reffed that to here, too. Si Trew (talk) 06:30, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Move a nomination from the October 19 page?[edit]

Since it's not tomorrow yet, should Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2014 October 19#Android L be moved back to the 18th? (I would have WP:BOLDly done it myself but I broke something when I tried and only the "Preview" button saved me from public embarassment). Cheers, (talk) 18:52, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Steel1943 (talk) 21:11, 18 October 2014 (UTC)