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Requested move 24 August 2016[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: not moved. (non-admin closure)MRD2014 (talk) (contribs) 01:44, 31 August 2016 (UTC)


Wikipedia:RedirectWikipedia:Redirects – Using the plural form would be more appropriate for a title of a policy page. We don't have just one redirect, or even one kind of redirect. <<< SOME GADGET GEEK >>> (talk) 00:15, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

  • Oppose - It describes the concept of a redirect, making plurality a non-necessity. The encyclopedia has many hatnotes and links, yet their respective guidance pages both reside at the singular title. The guideline concerning soft redirects is also singular. This seems to be the move common format. Guidance on navigation templates resides at a plural title, but it is in the minority (furthermore: it is an "unofficial guidance essay" while the former and the latter that I mentioned above this are editing guidelines, with the middle one being a help page).Godsy(TALKCONT) 05:18, 26 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose Don't fix what ain't broken. --QEDK (T C) 21:16, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose per WP:PLURAL, itself an extension of WP:PRECISE. Wikipedia:Redirects already redirects to Wikipedia:Redirect. Ivanvector 🍁 (talk) 21:17, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose, since the page is about the concept, and we have many projectpages like this, e.g. Help:Table, etc. Note, however, that WP:PLURAL does not apply here, and only pertains to mainspace.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  20:20, 30 August 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.

Comments in target articles[edit]

WP:RSECT says that we should put a "linked from" comment in the targets of redirects. This is quite reasonable when linking to section title because section titles often change. But is the comment really necessary when the target is an anchor? The whole idea of the comment is so that editors don't change the name. The whole idea of anchors is that the name never changes. Surely an unchanging anchor cancels the need for piles and piles of comments in articles about incoming links.  Stepho  talk  07:44, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

Redirects with specific disambiguation errors[edit]

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A proposal to expand the criteria for speedy deletion to include redirects with specific disambiguation errors has been made at Wikipedia talk:Criteria for speedy deletion#Redirects with specific disambiguation errors. Interested editors are welcome. Thank you. — Godsy (TALKCONT) 18:25, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

Proposal regarding redirects from page moves in draft space at the Village Pump[edit]

There is a proposal regarding redirects left from moving accepted drafts to article space being discussed at the Village Pump. If you are interested in participating in the discussion, please see Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#Draft Namespace Redirects. Cheers! Ivanvector (Talk/Edits) 14:08, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Proposal regarding deletion of page move redirects[edit]

An editor (me) has opened a discussion on modifying the criterion for deletion of implausible error redirects as it pertains to redirects from page moves. If you would like to comment on the proposal, please see the discussion. Thanks. Ivanvector (Talk/Edits) 20:47, 9 November 2016 (UTC)

Tools: link works fine[edit]

@Billinghurst: In this edit, you commented out the link to Rdcheck. The link works fine, though it requires acknowledgement that you're leaving the WikiMedia Realm. It redirects right to the updated Rdcheck tool. Is there another reason for hiding the link? — Gorthian (talk) 05:18, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

Thanks Gorthian. I have tried so many tools: links and the redirects, that are broken. I have updated this from the old tools: pointing to the long dead toolserver to the direct toollabs:. — billinghurst sDrewth 05:27, 13 November 2016 (UTC)
Oh, good, thank you. I didn't know how to make that link. — Gorthian (talk) 05:33, 13 November 2016 (UTC)