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What do other editors think on the applicability of WP:STRONGNAT, which states, "An article on a topic that has strong ties to a particular English-speaking nation should use the English of that nation" to this article? Should the article use Indian English spelling? AusLondonder (talk) 05:37, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

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The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: No move. This argument came down to differing interpretations of elements of WP:ENGVAR and the related WP:TITLEVAR policy, about which there was no solid agreement. Several supporters made good points about strong national ties to India per WP:TIES, but a majority of participants did not find this persuasive (even one of the supporters found it weak). On the other hand, several opposers brought up WP:RETAIN and these arguments were not convincingly countered other than the TIES argument. As a result, I find the consensus to be against the move. Cúchullain t/c 18:13, 17 May 2016 (UTC)



Saffron (color)Saffron (colour)WP:TIES – AusLondonder (talk) 08:40, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

@AusLondonder: This is a contested technical request (permalink). Anthony Appleyard (talk) 09:22, 9 May 2016 (UTC)
That is correct, but I would argue it has strong national ties to India AusLondonder (talk) 09:35, 9 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose per MOS:RETAIN. Usage of the color is worldwide (see History of saffron and the Saffron in culture section of this article) and the article is already established as American English. Also India saffron is just one kind of saffron color and is not dominant. We already have the redirect Saffron (colour) to help searches, so I think we are covered. --Mark viking (talk) 15:42, 9 May 2016 (UTC)
History of saffron deals with saffron the spice, not saffron the colour. And the culture section of this article does mention many India-related stuff. RETAIN mentions TIES as an exception. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 09:10, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
History of saffron mentions the color in a couple of spots. --Mark viking (talk) 17:59, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Indian colour, Indian flag ergo Indian spelling. In ictu oculi (talk) 16:01, 9 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose per MOS:RETAIN and WP:TITLEVAR, both of which say not to change American spellings to British (or vice versa) without good cause. The use of a shade of saffron on the Indian flag isn't a good reason to move the article. TITLEVAR is the reason the nominator's two attempts to move movie theater to British spellings were resoundingly opposed a few month's back (see its talk page for those discussions). Calidum ¤ 18:30, 9 May 2016 (UTC)
Comment WP:TIES supersedes MOS:RETAIN and WP:TITLEVAR. Also, the article currently uses inconsistent English, with "centre" and "colour" being used in the article. AusLondonder (talk) 08:31, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
1) TIES does not supersede the RETAIN or TITLEVAR; they go hand-in-hand. 2) Even if it did, there is nothing to suggest this color (or any color) has strong ties to any one country. 3) I suggest you read WP:STICK. Calidum ¤ 21:22, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
Nice, get a petty comment in there about WP:STICK. I've read it. Have you? It says "If you have "won"‍ —‌ good for you. Now go about your business; don't keep reminding us that your "opponent" didn't "win"" AusLondonder (talk) 09:38, 11 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose The flag is not the one which uses the color, it is used in many part of the world.--Vin09(talk) 08:33, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
Firstly, this colour has strong ties in many areas to India. And just to let you know. The Flag Code of India uses the spelling "colour" AusLondonder (talk) 08:58, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose I can see both arguments here, but I am not convinced that the article is sufficiently weighted towards South Asian topics that South Asian spelling varieties need to be used by default. Therefore, MOSRETAIN would seem to apply. Vanamonde93 (talk) 17:51, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose Although I can see a connection to India, and to E. England ?, the connection is not a Strong national tie to a topic which would justify the change. Pincrete (talk) 20:20, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Support: The WP:ENGVAR used in the article is actually inconsistent, so WP:RETAIN doesn't apply. The national tie isn't all that strong, but it doesn't have to be because there is no consistent ENGVAR. I.e., the "strong national ties" analysis doesn't really arise in the first place; either spelling would be okay, and there are multiple rationales for the Commonwealth spelling, and zero rationales for the American one (it's not even a North American one – even a strong majority of Canadians use "colour". AmEng simply has no leg to stand on in this case, even if ComEng's legs aren't the strongest.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  08:21, 13 May 2016 (UTC)

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