Talk:Starfish

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Requested move 13 February 2018[edit]

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: consensus not to move the page at this time, per the discussion below. Dekimasuよ! 07:34, 15 February 2018 (UTC)


StarfishSea star – Starfish are not fish, even though fish is in the name. Fish are vertebrates, while starfish (sea stars) are invertebrates. I think the article title should be called sea star because it doesn't have fish in its name. 192.107.120.90 (talk) 14:55, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

  • Oppose per WP:COMMONNAME; the most likely search term would be 'starfish'. Eagleash (talk) 14:59, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Counter propose move to Asteroidea. As the introduction to this article makes clear, both "starfish" and "sea star" are ambiguous, "Common usage frequently finds these names being also applied to ophiuroids, which are correctly referred to as brittle stars or "basket stars"". This is an obvious example of Commonname producing misleading and unencyclopaedic results. DuncanHill (talk) 15:13, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose - this very thoroughly reviewed article uses a very well established common name, per policy. Chiswick Chap (talk) 15:18, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose as per above arguments. I'd even go so far as to suggest WP:SNOWBALL may be applicable here. Chaheel Riens (talk) 15:27, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose as having a snowball’s chance. Jellyfish aren’t fish either, and efforts to move their article to a taxonomically “more correct” but uncommon name have not gathered anything remotely resembling consensus. Just plain Bill (talk) 16:17, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per WP:COMMONNAME. It's getting SNOWy in here.ZXCVBNM (TALK) 16:47, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Apart from jellyfish, shellfish, crayfish and cuttlefish aren't fish either. So the "not a fish" argument just doesn't hold water. And the proposal above to move to Asteroidea has little alignment with how terms are actually used, even on Google Scholar where the term starfish is much preferred to Asteroidea. --Epipelagic (talk) 17:08, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment: You mean "Asteroidea" is a serious suggestion? I thought it was a joke... Chaheel Riens (talk) 18:01, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
Of course it is a serious suggestion. The current title is ambiguous. Using the scientific names would avoid that ambiguity. DuncanHill (talk) 18:09, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
It would avoid minor ambiguities at the expense of introducing major obscurities. --Epipelagic (talk) 18:22, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
I think we have reached a WP:SNOW consensus to OPPOSE this one. Chiswick Chap (talk) 21:17, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
A starfish in its natural habitat

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

Semi-protected edit request on 6 November 2018[edit]

132.219.144.248 (talk) 18:59, 6 November 2018 (UTC)