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Requested move 22 November 2018

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 after discussing it on the closer's talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: MOVED Galobtter (pingó mió) 09:05, 9 December 2018 (UTC)


– Firstly, these are all de facto subpages of Wikipedia:Contact us. Implementing them as actual subpages will create a breadcrumb trail at the top of the page, will allow the use of Help:Link#Subpage links, will facilitate searching within all subpages, and will provide a technical manifestation of their relatedness. Secondly, the page titles should be updated to reflect how they appear in the navigation template on the page (thus the changes in the names). Thirdly, the current titles do not comply with WP:DASH in that they use a hyphen instead of an em-dash. If they are made subpages, this punctuation become irrelevant. Bsherr (talk) 00:19, 22 November 2018 (UTC)--Relisted.Ammarpad (talk) 09:42, 29 November 2018 (UTC)

Where is it written that page titles should use em-dashes? I can't find it in WP:DASH. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 20:07, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
Seems like a logical move to me...but Mos doesn't apply to project space WP:PRJC (just for future reference).--Moxy (talk) 02:20, 23 November 2018 (UTC)
Hi Moxy. Not exactly, as least how I read it. Per Wikipedia:Project namespace#Content the project namespace "do[es] not generally need to conform to the same … style conventions as articles" (emphasis added). My understanding of the meaning of that is that the project namespace need and should not be in the same style as articles, but I think it's generally accepted that the grammatical, spelling, and syntactic rules still apply to the project namespace. --Bsherr (talk) 17:39, 23 November 2018 (UTC)
Hi Redrose. The rule is not specific to page titles. An em-dash is used to signify a break in text, for example as an alternative to a colon. A hyphen is never used for that purpose. --Bsherr (talk) 17:39, 23 November 2018 (UTC)
No, what I mean is that whenever WP:DASH mentions dashes in the context of page titles, these are en-dashes (–), not em-dashes (—). --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 19:14, 23 November 2018 (UTC)
You're referring to the section "In article titles", yes? You're correct, it doesn't mention em-dashes, but only because en-dashes are more common in article titles. Other punctuation is not mentioned at all, but not with any intention. (The MOS is not intended to be exhaustive of all grammar and style rules.) The next section, "Punctuating a sentence (em or en dashes)" applies equally to titles. --Bsherr (talk) 19:51, 23 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support. It makes sense to organize these as subpages. bd2412 T 14:52, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. On a related note, about a year or so ago, I had considered moving all of these pages proactively to the titles that the nominator is proposing for the subpage reasoning ... exactly per the nom and for organization purposes as it’s simpler to move subpages with its parent page than to attempt to find all related pages that are not subpages. However, I did not move the pages back then since all of these pages are move-protected. (These pages will have to be moved by an administrator.) Steel1943 (talk) 19:21, 7 December 2018 (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.

Protected edit request

The page Wikipedia:Contact us - Donors, where readers are told how to donate, should link to here, which appears to be the main page for donations, not just to here, which is "other ways to give". After I misread someone's request on the Teahouse, I realized Wikipedia:Contributing to Wikipedia could easily be misinterpreted and I wanted an ideal place to send people.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 21:18, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

@Vchimpanzee: (Non-administrator comment) Your proposed link includes &country=US, forcing the target page to display donation buttons marked in dollars. Readers outside the US need the flexibility of the Ways to Give page. -- John of Reading (talk) 21:30, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
So you believe that's the best link? I was wondering how people would see the "official" message displayed on the page I linked to.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 21:32, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
Here is my objective. I added to the hatnote on Wikipedia:Contributing to Wikipedia because I misunderstood what someone asking for help on The Teahouse was asking for when referring to contributing. I realized someone might go to that page by mistake thinking that was how to contribute financially. I went to what appeared t be the best place, although the page for people outside the U.S. isn't quite as nice as the one with the "official" message from Jimbo, which does specifically mention dollars. I feel like that message should appear without a reference to dollars regardless of your country once you get to a page on how to donate from English Wikipedia.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 21:54, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
@Vchimpanzee: There's a hatnote on the Donation article that links to foundation:Donate. There must be some clever software behind that link, as it gives me a page with buttons in pounds sterling. Do you see dollars there? That may be the link target you are looking for. -- John of Reading (talk) 22:08, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
I see dollars. Thank you. I'll make my change to Wikipedia:Contributing to Wikipedia and it will no longer link to Wikipedia:Contact us - Donors.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 22:13, 3 December 2018 (UTC)