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 deletion, 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", categories that have been empty for four days) can be tagged with the regular speedy tags, such as {{db|reason}}, and no delay is required to process these. Renaming under C2E can also be processed instantly as it is a variation on G7.

Contested 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, s/he needs to submit the request as a regular CfD in accordance with the instructions there.

Speedy criteria[edit]

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

C1. Unpopulated categories[edit]

That have been unpopulated for at least four days. This does not apply to disambiguation categories, category redirects, featured topics categories, categories under discussion at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion (or other such discussions), or project categories that by their nature may become empty on occasion (e.g. Category:Wikipedians looking for help). Place {{Empty category}} at the top of the page to prevent such categories from being deleted.
Tag category with {{Db-c1}}.

C2. Renaming or merging[edit]

C2A. Typographic and spelling fixes.
  • 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.
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.
  • This should only be used 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 only be applied 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 article's name.
  • Renaming a topic category to match its eponymous article (e.g. Category:The Beatles and The Beatles).
  • This applies only if the related article'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 immediately following a page move discussion which had 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 which resulted in a no consensus result.
C2E. Author request.
  • This criterion only applies if the author of a category requests or agrees to renaming within 28 days 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, but excludes an editor working with the author on the renaming.
For C2A to C2E, tag category with {{subst:Cfr-speedy|New name}} and list on WP:CFDS. Administrators may implement C2E cases without delay.

For any categories that are not speedy candidates, use Wikipedia:Categories for discussion.

  • 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 here}]] to [[:Category:{new name here}]] – {reason for rename here} ~~~~

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 17:29, 26 July 2015 (UTC). Currently, there are 33 open requests (refresh).

Current nominations[edit]

Opposed nominations[edit]

On hold pending other discussion[edit]
Moved to full discussion[edit]
I've updated the article name to be Lists of state parks by U.S. state, so C2D does now apply. I don't think spelling out "by state of the United States" is necessary, "by U.S. state" is more succinct. Funandtrvl (talk) 16:14, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
C2D does not apply after recent renaming, unless there was an RM or similar discussion. However, Category:Lists of parks in the United States by state would be C2C within Category:Categories by state of the United States. – Fayenatic London 13:29, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
But the lists are of "state parks", maybe the category would be "Lists of state parks in the United States"? Funandtrvl (talk) 23:39, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
That sounds sensible. However, if it does not match any of the strict criteria for speedy processing, it needs a full discussion. – Fayenatic London 09:49, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
That would be fine. How do I change it to full discussion and change what I'm requesting the new name to be? Do I change the template on the page? Funandtrvl (talk) 16:43, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
Funandtrvl, just add a new {{CFR}} template above the other one, then follow the instructions that it will give you to create a full discussion. An admin will tidy up this page later. – Fayenatic London 14:33, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
Update: I would like to remove the proposal for the speedy renaming, and change it to a full CFR, see: Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2015 July 21#Category:Lists of parks by U.S. state Funandtrvl (talk) 18:10, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
Oppose Belgium at the very least. Most of the categories in the list are definitively not historical (see Flemish Diamond for example), while a great many are natural regions defined based on geology and flora. This move doesn't make any sense really. Oreo Priest talk 19:44, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
@Oreo Priest: You're right, Belgium is one of the few countries that is lacking a Category:Regions of Belgium. Suggest to rename Category:Geographical, historical and cultural areas of Belgium‎ to Category:Regions of Belgium instead. I'll move to full CfD. Marcocapelle (talk) 19:13, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
Category:Geographical, historical and cultural regions of France‎ to Category:Historical regions in France
Full discussion at Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2015_May_26#Category:Geographical.2C_historical_and_cultural_areas_of_Belgium. Marcocapelle (talk) 20:36, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Fayenatic london, as reference please also see discussion and closure at: Talk:Korean Americans#Requested move 11 March 2015 and, on this basis, I would also like to request a move of Category:Korean American to Category:Korean Americans on a similar basis of main article title.

A logical extension of the argument regarding article coverage would ultimately I think require article moves such as: AmericansAmerican and British peopleBritish

The TOC at Americans presents:

1 Overview
2 Racial and ethnic groups
2.1 White and European Americans
2.2 Hispanic and Latino Americans
2.3 Black and African Americans
2.4 Asian Americans
2.5 American Indians and Alaska Natives
2.6 Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders
2.7 Two or more races
3 National personification
4 Language
5 Religion
6 Culture
7 American diaspora

The TOC at British people which presents content:

4 Culture
4.1 Cuisine
4.2 Language
4.3 Literature
4.4 Media and music
4.5 Religion
4.6 Sport
4.7 Visual art and architecture
4.8 Political culture

Please also see articles on topics: Austrian Canadians, Black Canadians, Czech Canadians, Indo-Canadians, Japanese Canadians, Lebanese Canadians, Nigerian Canadians, South Sudanese Canadians, Sri Lankan Canadians, Syrian Canadians, Trinidadian and Tobagonian Canadians and List of Turkish Canadians

On the basis of these main articles I would also like to request further moves as:

I think that it is fair for Categories to directly represent the content of the articles that they contain so as to better enable editors to assess the various arguments in regard to article title choice. GregKaye 09:18, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the thought and work you have put into this. The article renaming a may be a good idea, but this is not the place to discuss them. I suggest that the categories should not be merged in the way you have suggested, but instead the top categories should be renamed with "society" at the end. At the top level, Category:Society is the parent of Category:Culture, Category:History and Category:People, so it would match this structure if Fooian American society was the parent of Fooian American culture, Fooian American history and Fooian Americans (the latter being for people). – Fayenatic London 11:04, 16 May 2015 (UTC)
I have started a full discussion at May 17. – Fayenatic London 13:14, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

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.