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Rename[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: no consensus to either rename this template or to do anything with the template at the target location. Jenks24 (talk) 09:52, 5 July 2016 (UTC)



Template:SexTemplate:Human sexuality – The template should be renamed as human sexuality because the template is only about sexualities of human not about all the devisions of sex. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 06:51, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

Pinging Johnuniq, NeilN, Zad68, Grayfell, Cullen328 and Nigelj and for their input. Sharif uddin (talk) 08:39, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

Note: I made Sharif uddin's proposal into an official move request, per my statement below. This is why the proposal has my signature stuck to it. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 06:51, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

Like I just noted to you, start a WP:Requested moves discussion for your argument. That will bring in more opinions on this. As for my opinion? You have a valid point about the title. Even though the term sex commonly refers to sexual activity, sex also refers to the biological matters noted in the Sex article. If this template is moved to Template:Human sexuality, then the non-redundant material that is in the current Template:Human sexuality should be merged with it. We don't need you creating Template:Human sexuality and sexology.
As for the pings here, here and here, WP:Pings only work with a new signature. But I've gone ahead pinged Johnuniq, NeilN, Zad68, Grayfell, Cullen328 and Nigelj for you in this post. I take it that you've followed my lead on pinging them. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 03:56, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
Yup, did not get the first ping. The title of a template is just for editors, so I don't have a strong preference beyond how easy it is to remember. As for merging the two, I could go either way. Redundancy is bad for navboxes, so a merger makes sense, but the template is already pretty long. If there was some other way to divide them, it might at least be worth considering. If not, a merge is fine, too. Grayfell (talk) 04:18, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
I will wait to see how the conversation develops before expressing an opinion myself. That's because I do not yet have a clear opinion and want to hear from the large contingent of editors who are smarter than I am, especially when it come to templates. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 04:30, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
I also want to replace Template:Sex with Template:Sex (biology) by replacing Template:Human sexuality with template Template:Sex. For that, I also want all of your opinions. So, please give your comments here also about that. Sharif uddin (talk) 05:31, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
To be mentioned that the move option of Template:Sex has been restricted (see here) that none but admins only can move this page. Sharif uddin (talk) 06:08, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
Please edit your sandbox to replace its contents with a copy/paste of the new wikitext for each navbox or sidebar that is proposed to change. Include a link to the current navbox/sidebar. You might briefly mention why the changes are desirable. Then people have something to discuss. The discussion earlier here (permalink) seemed to involve more than the description above. Johnuniq (talk) 06:31, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
I don't see a reason to change the name. Templates, while they may occasionally be editor facing, are rarely seen as reader facing. That just means we're making work for ourselves when there are better things to be doing. --Izno (talk) 11:36, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
Johnuniq, according to your suggestion, I have edited in my sandbox. Please check here, User:Sharif uddin/sandbox. Sharif uddin (talk) 17:23, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

Check here:

Sharif uddin (talk) 17:23, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

Flyer22 Reborn, Johnuniq, NeilN, Zad68, Grayfell, Cullen328 and Nigelj, please check above. Sharif uddin (talk) 17:30, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

Hiding inappropriate wall of pings
The following discussion has been closed. Please do not modify it.

Pinging the members of related wikiproject:

SaneSurvivor - Cofounder of SWOP BEHIND BARS working at the intersections of sex work, sex trafficking and incarceration.

I don't think WP:Pinging works like that. Hmm. Does it, Johnuniq? Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 05:26, 28 June 2016 (UTC)
I hope not, although the docs are ambivalent! One reason it would fail is that no more than 50 users can be pinged in one edit (if there are 51 ping attempts, none are sent). It should be obvious why such restrictions are desirable, just as it is clear that transcluding a list of users with their off-topic comments is highly undesirable—that should be removed. I tried to raise the enthusiasm to engage with this discussion but found it rather confusing. What is the point of the proposal? What would be the effect on a typical article? Johnuniq (talk) 05:48, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

I didn't know that more than 50 pinging fails. Then I want to remove the pings. I want nothing but the non-redundancy in the template's naming. Sharif uddin (talk) 11:38, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

  • Comment – what would happen to the existing {{Human sexuality}} template? SSTflyer 10:12, 2 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose – I don't see any benefit for this move, which would only create massive work for editors, without any visible change for readers. Advise the OP to simply use {{Sex (biology)}} where appropriate. — JFG talk 08:27, 3 July 2016 (UTC)
I myself will do the necessery edits if the template is moved. Sharif uddin (talk) 15:58, 3 July 2016 (UTC)

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 30 December 2019[edit]

Change "Men who have sex with men" to "Men who have sex with other men" and change "Women who have sex with women" to "Women who have sex with other women" 68.108.68.211 (talk) 05:35, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

See Men who have sex with men and Women who have sex with women. Johnuniq (talk) 05:42, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 4 June 2020[edit]

Requesting to add Sex economy at first in tbe sex industry section. 103.67.158.55 (talk) 01:54, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

Not done. That (confusingly titled) article appears to be about the application of economic theory to sex, and not about the economics of the sex industry. –Deacon Vorbis (carbon • videos) 03:08, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 28 December 2020[edit]

In the current version of the template, a link to Adolescent sexuality in the United States is juxtaposed with links to Sexuality in ancient Rome, ... Sexuality in South Korea. There's a somewhat inappropriate implication there, and I am not aware of another article that could take that link's place; so I request removal of the link. 209.166.108.199 (talk) 18:45, 28 December 2020 (UTC) 209.166.108.199 (talk) 18:45, 28 December 2020 (UTC)

 Not done: No such link exists nor did it in the version linked. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 22:02, 31 December 2020 (UTC)

Discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Sexology and sexuality § Help needed with semi-protected template[edit]

 You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Sexology and sexuality § Help needed with semi-protected template. 209.166.108.199 (talk) 00:01, 1 January 2021 (UTC)