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Purpose

The {{Moved discussion to}} and {{Moved discussion from}} tags are related to {{Resolved}}, but are meant to be placed at the top of sections on talk pages and other discussions, to indicate when a discussion has been moved elsewhere. It serves as a reminder for editors not to add any more to the discussion, except at its new location, unless strictly necessary.

Usage

Place the following under the topic heading on a talk page:

{{Moved discussion to|New location|2=~~~~}}
Moved to Talk:Archive: --JohnDoe 26 August 2016 03:54 (UTC)

Parameters

  • The first parameter is the location to which the discussion has been moved. Usually this is the full page name of the new location and should also include the anchor name of the topic as well if it isn't identical in both places, in the form Namespace:Pagename#Topic. If it exists, the page name will be auto linked. To use a section of this template's own documentation page as an example: {{Moved discussion to|Template:Moved discussion to/doc#Example}}:

Linking it manually also works, and is used for linking to an anchor on the same page, as in {{Moved discussion to|[[#Example]]}}:

Moved to #Example

It can also be used to provide a URL, but the parameter must be explicitly named |1=, or the = character in the URL will break it. This can be used to give a permalink to the discussion in question:
{{Moved discussion to |1=https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Enforcement&oldid=702541812#RantyEditor99}}

{{Moved discussion to |1=[https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Enforcement&oldid=702541812#RantyEditor99 WP:AE request]}}

Moved to WP:AE request


  • The optional second parameter, |2= or |reason=, is an additional comment explaining why the discussion was moved, and/or to sign so that others know who marked the thread as resolved. It is especially optional if a comment retained below the heading makes it clear who did the move and why. If used, it should fit on one line, and the explicit |2= or |reason= is necessary if there are any "=" characters in the message, for example if your raw signature contains the character, which is quite common. Example:
{{Moved discussion to|Talk:Article|2=Articles have been updated with 2007 data, and are now in sync. ~~~~}}
Moved to Talk:Article: Articles have been updated with 2007 data, and are now in sync. JohnDoe 00:26, 14 July 2005 (UTC)


  • The optional parameter |back=y will replace the wording "Moved to" with "Moved back to".

The corresponding {{Moved discussion from|Talk:Article|2=Optional message. ~~~~}} would be placed under the topic heading of the discussion after it is pasted into its new location, usually with the same or a similar message, so that the reasons for the move are clear on both ends.


  • The optional parameter |moved= will replace the word "Moved" with something else, e.g. "Split", "Archived", "Partially moved", etc.

Example

At Wikipedia:Help desk one might use:

==Question about turtles==
{{Moved discussion to |1=Talk:Turtle#Chelonia |2=Wrong venue.}}

[[Chelonia]] currently redirects to [[Turtle]], but ''Chelonia'' is the monotypic genus 
of the [[Green Sea Turtle]].  Shouldn't it be Chelonian→Turtle, and Chelonia→Green Sea Turtle? 
– [[User:OneUser123|OneUser123]] 26 August 2016 05:08 (UTC)

:The Help Desk is for questions about using Wikipedia; this discussion really belongs on 
[[Talk:Turtle]]. --[[User:AnotherUser789|AnotherUser789]] 26 August 2016 05:26 (UTC)

::I moved it. ~~~~

At Talk:Turtle, the corresponding section might look like:

==Chelonia==
{{Moved discussion from |1=Wikipedia:Help desk#Question about turtles 
|2=This is the correct venue. ~~~~}}

[[Chelonia]] currently redirects to [[Turtle]], but ''Chelonia'' is the monotypic genus 
of the [[Green Sea Turtle]].  Shouldn't it be Chelonian→Turtle, and Chelonia→Green Sea Turtle? 
– [[User:OneUser123|OneUser123]] 26 August 2016 05:08 (UTC)

See also

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