Talk:Overpopulation

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Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was moved. --BDD (talk) 18:50, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Overpopulation (biology)overpopulation – When I came across the page Overpopulation, it was a redirect to Human overpopulation. Since overpopulation is a more general concept than this, I attempted to G6 the page and replace it with this article (which was then titled Overpopulation in wild animals but which I have now expanded). The speedy was declined as "not a clear G6" by User:Secret, who recommended either a talk discussion or a dab page. I created a dab page, intending to leave things like that, but it was then tagged under WP:CONCEPTDAB by User:R'n'B. I don't think that there's another article that could reasonably be moved to the name Overpopulation. I don't feel strongly in either direction; I'm just starting this discussion to resolve the contradiction. Sunrise (talk) 18:14, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

  • Support. Overpopulation by humans, wild animals, whatever, are all subtopics of the general topic of overpopulation. Absent a robot boom, this is going to be restricted to overpopulation as an aspect of biology. bd2412 T 22:17, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Support, for all reasons mentioned above.--Animalparty-- (talk) 02:22, 31 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Support precisely per nom Red Slash 21:45, 31 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Otherwise it's just a concept dab based on overpopulation themes. --JaGatalk 18:34, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Main link + summary[edit]

The purpose of a section that has a "main" link is to summarize the main article, in this case "Human overpopulation". It isn't a place to branch out, that just risks creating a WP:FORK. I've therefore boldly replaced the contents with the lead material from the main article. If it's a bit too short as a summary, a few more sentences can be added based on the materials and citations already in the main article, mentioning that you're copying if you copy. If the main article isn't adequate, then it should be improved, and reflected in the summary over here. Chiswick Chap (talk) 05:42, 28 April 2017 (UTC)