Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Speedy

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Categories may be listed for speedy renaming or speedy merging if they meet one or more of the criteria specified below. They must be tagged with {{subst:cfr-speedy|New name}} so that users of the categories are aware of the proposal. A request may be processed 48 hours after it was listed if there are no objections. This delay allows other editors to review the request to ensure that it meets the criteria for speedy renaming or merging, and to raise objections to the proposed change.

Categories that qualify for speedy deletion (per Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion, e.g. "patent nonsense", "recreation") can be tagged with the regular speedy tags, such as {{db|reason}}, and no delay is required to process these. Empty categories can be deleted if they remain empty 7 days after tagging with {{db-empty}}. Renaming under C2E can also be processed instantly as it is a variation on G7.

Contested speedy requests become stale, and can be un-tagged and de-listed, after 7 days of inactivity. Optionally, if the discussion may be useful for future reference, it may be copied to the category talk page, with a section heading and {{moved discussion from|[[WP:CFDS]]|2=~~~~}}. If the nominator wants to continue the process, they need to submit the request as a regular CfD in accordance with the instructions there.

Speedy criteria[edit]

The category-specific criteria for speedy renaming, or merging are strictly limited to:

C2A: Typographic and spelling fixes[edit]

  • Correction of spelling errors and capitalization fixes. Differences between British and American spelling (e.g. Harbours → Harbors) are not considered errors; however if the convention of the relevant category tree is to use one form over the other then a rename may be appropriate under C2C. If both spellings exist as otherwise-identical category names, they should be merged.
  • Appropriate conversion of hyphens into en dashes or vice versa (e.g. Category:Canada-Russia relations → Category:Canada–Russia relations).

C2B: Enforcing established Wikipedia naming conventions and practices[edit]

C2C: Bringing a category into line with established naming conventions for that category tree, or into line with the various "x by y", "x of y", or "x in y" categorization conventions specified at Wikipedia:Category names[edit]

  • This should be used only where there is no room for doubt that the category in question is being used for the standard purpose instead of being a potential subcategory.
  • This criterion should be applied only when there is no ambiguity or doubt over the existence of a category naming convention. Such a convention must be well defined and must be overwhelmingly used within the tree. If this is not the case then the category in question must be brought forward to a full Cfd nomination.
  • This criterion will not apply in cases where the category tree observes distinctions in local usage (e.g. Category:Transportation in the United States and Category:Transport in the United Kingdom).

C2D: Facilitating concordance between a particular category's name and a related page's name[edit]

  • Renaming a topic category to match its eponymous page (e.g. Category:The Beatles and The Beatles).
  • This applies only if the related page's current name (and by extension, the proposed name for the category) is unambiguous, and uncontroversial – either because of longstanding stability at that particular name or because the page was just moved after a page move discussion resulted in explicit consensus to rename. If the page names are controversial or ambiguous in any way, then this criterion does not apply.
  • This criterion also does not apply if there is any ongoing discussion about the name of the page or category, or if there has been a recent discussion concerning any of the pages that resulted in a no consensus result.

C2E: Author request[edit]

  • This criterion applies only if the author of a category requests or agrees to renaming within six months of creating the category.
  • The criterion does not apply if other editors have populated or changed the category since it was created. "Other editors" includes bots that populated the category, but excludes an editor working with the author on the renaming.

Admin instructions for handling listed entries[edit]

When handling the listings:

  1. Make sure that the listing meets one of the above criteria.
  2. With the exception of C2E, make sure that it was both listed and tagged at least 48 hours previously.
  3. Make sure that there are no oppositions to the listing; if there is a discussion, check if the opposing user(s) ended up withdrawing the opposition(s).

If the listing meets these criteria, simply have the category renamed - follow the instructions at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Administrator instructions, in the section "If the decision is Delete, Merge, or Rename"; to list it for the bots, use the Speedy moves section.

Applying C2 in full CfD discussions[edit]

  • A nomination to merge or rename, brought forward as a full CfD, may be speedily closed if the closing administrator is satisfied that:
    • The nomination clearly falls within the scope of one of the criteria listed here, and
    • No objections have been made within 48 hours of the initial nomination.
  • If both these conditions are satisfied, the closure will be regarded as having been as a result of a speedy nomination. If any objections have been raised then the CfD nomination will remain in place for the usual 7-day discussion period, to be decided in accordance with expressed consensus.

Add requests for speedy renaming and merging here[edit]

If the category and desired change do not match one of the criteria mentioned in C2, do not list it here. Instead, list it in the main CFD section.'

If you are in any doubt as to whether it qualifies, do not list it here.

Use the following format on a new line at the beginning of the list:

* [[:Category:old name]] to [[:Category:new name]] – Reason ~~~~

This will sign and datestamp an entry automatically.

Remember to tag the category with: {{subst:Cfr-speedy|New name}}

A request may be completed if it is more than 48 hours old; that is, if the time stamp shown is earlier than 12:58, 19 November 2017 (UTC). Currently, there are 79 open requests (refresh).


Current nominations[edit]

Opposed nominations[edit]

  • Category:Java district to Category:Dzau District – C2D. Dzau District Note: it used to be in accordance with the article, but 21:03, 15 November 2017‎ User:Giorgi Balakhadze moved page Category:Dzau district to Category:Java district claiming "correct writing". S/he likely was aware of the other spelling in the article name and didn't bother to adjust subcategories [1]. On 18 November the article was renamed [2], could have been done on 11 November, but User:Tony1 using false claims opposed at WP:RM and didn't answer in the talk when queried about evidence for his claims. 80.171.239.124 (talk) 05:23, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
    Oppose: in English wiki the center of the district is called Java thus the category must have the name Java District. --Ⴂ. ႡႠႪႠႾႠႻႤ 07:06, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
    Actually, I already moved it back before seeing this nomination. We should have a RM for Dzau District, and then move or not move the article accordingly. Categories are not a good place to start moving around.--Ymblanter (talk) 08:23, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
    Disclosure: User:Giorgi Balakhadze seems to be of Georgian nationality and the name s/he is pressing for is Georgian. But the district is an entity of South Ossetia-Alania, a country that has as official languages Russian and Ossetian. Relevant for the English Wikipedia is the name in English language sources (WP:UE). The claim by that user "thus the category must have the name Java District" has been provided without reference to an actual policy or convention. 77.179.244.150 (talk) 01:25, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
    Correct writing in English wiki has nothing with nationality or citizenship. And I know that Relevant for the English Wikipedia is the name in English language sources and in accordance to this the name of the district must be Java District. The district is called after the town Java, it is a composed name of toponym (Java) and geographic divisional entity (District). I agree with Ymblanter and soon I will start wp:RM.
    Also, unlike your so called "Disclosure" there is a real disclosure that (hiding your name and etc.) you are pushing Russian/Separatist POV since you claim that the district is an entity of South Ossetia-Alania, a country that has as official languages Russian and Ossetian but in fact South Ossetia is a Russian occupied, widely unrecognized state (Template:South Ossetia-note).--Ⴂ. ႡႠႪႠႾႠႻႤ 09:02, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
    They are globally banned user Tobias Carmodi. They just can not behave.--Ymblanter (talk) 10:09, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
    Oppose—The user is conducting a campaign for this unnecessary upcasing on several fronts. Tony (talk) 23:46, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
On hold pending other discussion[edit]
  • None currently
Moved to full discussion[edit]

Ready for deletion[edit]

Check Category:Empty categories awaiting deletion for out of process deletions. In some cases, these will need to be nominated for discussion and the editor who emptied the category informed that they should follow the WP:CFD process.

Once the renaming has been completed, copy and paste the listing to the Ready for deletion section of Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Working/Manual.