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RfC regarding the WP:Lead guideline -- the first sentence[edit]

Opinions are needed on the following matter: Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Lead section#Request for comment on parenthetical information in first sentence. A WP:Permalink for it is here. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 05:18, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

"Whig government 1714–17" versus "Whig government (1714–1717)"[edit]

FYI: Pointer to relevant discussion elsewhere

Please see Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style#Using parenthetical disambiguation, a topic that is more properly a WT:AT than WT:MOS matter for the most part.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  19:28, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

Agreed. "Jack" is something that Kennedy's friends called him, and some journalists did in an over-familiar manner. My grandparents and parents were around for that administration would not have called him that, and we don't call him that today. But no one refers to Clinton as "William" unless they're writing something unusually formal.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  01:55, 6 July 2017 (UTC)
SMC... I think you posted this to the wrong discussion Blueboar (talk) 11:57, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

Gender transition and article names[edit]

Note that I have made a suggestion to the wording of the guideline Wikipedia:Naming conventions (people), to the effect that in cases of self-reported gender transition, we may want to make exceptions to WP:COMMONNAME/WP:NAMECHANGES. I hope in the wording it is clear that I am not proposing this as a policy change, but as a rewording of the guidelines, in part to reflect common practice on Wikipedia. To contribute to the discussion, please see Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (people)#Gender Transition Super Nintendo Chalmers (talk) 09:33, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

Does MoS:GENDERID outrule WP:NAMECHANGES in regard to Article titles now?[edit]

Whither WP:NAMECHANGES, part of this policy, and the idea that this policy takes precedence in discussion of moving articles, when changes like this happen? Kevin McE (talk) 20:11, 16 July 2017 (UTC)