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The purpose of this discussion page is to select 10,000 topics for which Wikipedia should have high-quality articles. All Wikipedia editors are welcome to participate. Individual topics are proposed for addition or removal, followed by discussion and !voting. It is also possible to propose a swap of a new topic for a lower-priority topic already on the list.

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People[edit]

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Entertainers[edit]

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Add Sessue Hayakawa[edit]

Sessue Hayakawa (早川 雪洲 Hayakawa Sesshū?, June 10, 1889 – November 23, 1973) was a Japanese Issei actor who starred in American, Japanese, French, German, and British films. Hayakawa was active at the outset of the American film industry. He was the first Asian actor to find stardom in the United States and Europe. He is the first Asian American as well as the first Japanese American movie star and the first Asian American leading man. His "broodingly handsome" good looks and typecasting as a sinister villain with sexual dominance made him a heartthrob among American women, and the first male sex symbol of Hollywood, several years in advance of Rudolph Valentino.--Skr15081997 (talk) 10:47, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

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  1. Support--Skr15081997 (talk) 10:47, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
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Add Mehmood Ali[edit]

Mehmood Ali (Hindi: महमूद अली; Urdu: محمود علی‎; 29 September 1932 – 23 July 2004), popularly known simply as Mehmood, was an Indian actor, singer, director and producer best known for playing comic roles in Hindi films. During his career of more than four decades, he worked in over 300 Hindi films.

A very popular figure in India, he was nominated for the Filmfare Best Comedian Award several times and won it 4 times.--Skr15081997 (talk) 13:51, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

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  1. Support--Skr15081997 (talk) 13:51, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
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Mehmood is definitely right up there with Johnny Walker as the two leading Indian comedians. Tun Tun would be close and is clearly India's most vital female comedian and her addition would improve the diversity of the list in two aspects but to be honest she is not quite at the level of Mehmood and Johnny Walker. Note that during the peak of Johnny Walker's career, there were no Filmfare Best Comedian Awards given out, making it hard to compare the the two on that basis. We can look at sources from critics to decide between them.

I doubt you would find consensus for more than one comedian from India as the trend lately on this page has been to reduce the number of overall comedians. Gizza (t)(c) 12:45, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Add Devika Rani[edit]

Devika Rani Chaudhuri, usually known as Devika Rani (30 March 1908 – 9 March 1994), was an actress in Indian films who was active during the 1930s and 1940s. Widely acknowledged as the first lady of Indian cinema, Devika Rani had a successful film career that spanned 10 years. Her awards include thePadmashri (1958), Dadasaheb Phalke Award (1970) and the Soviet Land Nehru Award (1990). It's strange that no Indian actress has been included in the VA list.--Skr15081997 (talk) 13:58, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

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  1. Support--Skr15081997 (talk) 13:58, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
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Devika Rani seems to be at a similar level to K.L. Saigal, who was the first genuine male film star of India but not necessarily most successful nor most acclaimed and therefore not most vital. I'm not sure Devika Rani would be the first choice for Indian actresses when there is the likes of Nargis, Madhubala, Meena Kumari, Nutan, Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi and Kajol to contend with. Gizza (t)(c) 12:33, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Visual artists[edit]

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Writers[edit]

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Journalists[edit]

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Musicians and composers[edit]

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Add Curtis Mayfield swap Sam Cooke[edit]

Still think Curtis needs to be an addition to the list. Kaleidoscopic God (talk) 02:43, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

You're more likely to be successful this time around if you pair this with removing a less vital musician from one of the bloated genres, not just an album. Personally, I think 173 musicians is enough especially when you compare it to other types of artists (108 visual artists and 115 entertainers). And within the musician section, there are more underrepresented genres than soul. Gizza (t)(c) 04:31, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

I agree agree with you on maybe the musicians section is bloated just a tad, however relating to the soul section itself it IS under-represented considering one of the most quintessential soul musicians isn't even in the list. To tell you the truth I find it quite surprising he isn't in there. It's a tough decision, but I think Sam Cooke would be better swapped by Curtis. Kaleidoscopic God (talk) 20:10, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

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  1. Support Kaleidoscopic God (talk) 20:10, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  2. Support Curtis and Sam Cooke swap. Gizza (t)(c) 00:35, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  3. Support Neljack (talk) 00:03, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  4. Support Hidden-Leaves (talk) 02:05, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  5. Support Oakwoodtreespirit (talk) 18:37, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
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  1. Oppose What's with the people whose only contribution to Wikipedia has been to vote on this one particular proposal? Cobblet (talk) 21:28, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
Discussion

@Cobblet: Do you think these are sockpuppets? PointsofNoReturn (talk) 22:41, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

I am not Cobblet but if i am honest both of the newer accounts have names that could be related to trees, might be worth looking into. GuzzyG (talk) 18:18, 25 March 2015 (UTC)
It looks awfully suspicious to me. Cobblet (talk) 18:58, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Add Selena[edit]

I believe she should be added to the list due to her elevated fame after her death and other honors established as a result. Best, jona(talk) 18:59, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

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Directors, producers and screenwriters[edit]

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Add Raj Kapoor[edit]

Ranbir Raj Kapoor (14 December 1924 – 2 June 1988), also known as "The Show Man", was a noted Indian film actor, producer and director of Hindi cinema. He was the winner of two National Film Awards and nine Filmfare Awards in India, and a two-time nominee for the Palme d'Or grand prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his films Awaara (1951) and Boot Polish (1954). His performance in Awaara was ranked as one of the top ten greatest performances of all time by Time magazine. His films attracted worldwide audiences, particularly in Asia and Europe. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 1971 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1987 for his contributions towards Indian cinema. He was called the Clark Gable of the Indian film industry.--Skr15081997 (talk) 10:28, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

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  1. Support--Skr15081997 (talk) 10:30, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
  2. Support I agree that mainstream Indian film should be represented in the directors' list (Satyajit Ray represents Indian art film). If we were looking at directing in isolation, Guru Dutt is probably more significant but when you consider Raj Kapoor's acting success as well as being the one who really propelled the Kapoor family into celebrity stardom that stands to this day, his biography is more vital. Gizza (t)(c) 11:34, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
  3. Support: --Tito Dutta (talk) 08:28, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
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Add Thomas H. Ince[edit]

Thomas H. Ince (November 16, 1882 – November 19, 1924) was an American silent film producer, director, screenwriter, and earlier an actor. He was a pioneering studio mogul who made more than 600 films. Known as the "Father of the Western", he invented many mechanisms of professional movie production, introducing early Hollywood to the "assembly line" system of filmmaking. He wrote the screenplay for The Italian (1915), and directed Civilization (1916), both films selected for preservation by the United States National Film Registry. He was a partner with D.W. Griffith and Mack Sennett in the Triangle Motion Picture Company, and built his own studios in Culver City, which later became the legendary home of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.--Skr15081997 (talk) 10:38, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

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Businesspeople[edit]

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Explorers[edit]

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Philosophers, historians, political and social scientists[edit]

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Add Pierre-Joseph Proudhon[edit]

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (French: [pjɛʁ ʒɔzɛf pʁudɔ̃]; 15 January 1809 – 19 January 1865) was a French politician, the founder of Mutualist philosophy. He was the first person to declare himself an anarchist and is among its most influential theorists. He is considered by many to be the "father of anarchism". He became a member of the French Parliament after the revolution of 1848, whereafter he referred to himself as a federalist.

Support
  1. As nom. I think that the facts mentioned above (taken from the first paragraph of the lede of the article) make him absolutely vital. Also it is quite strange that the article is not listed while Emma Goldman is listed in this list.--RekishiEJ (talk) 15:30, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  2. Support Bakunin is the other anarchist who has a strong claim to inclusion. Neljack (talk) 00:08, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  3. Support per nom. Gizza (t)(c) 01:11, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  4. Support Yeah, definitely. GuzzyG (talk) 17:14, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  5. Support PointsofNoReturn (talk) 22:41, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
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Religious figures[edit]

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Politicians and leaders[edit]

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Add Henry Parkes[edit]

Henry Parkes (27 May 1815 – 27 April 1896) was an Australian politician regarded as the father of the Australian Federation and the most important of the Australian Founding Fathers, also described by The Times as "the most commanding figure in Australian politics"

Support
  1. As nom. I think it'd be a nice addition to have a political leader from every permanently inhabited continent, if not Henry then someone else.GuzzyG (talk) 18:08, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  2. Support GuzzyG's persuasive comments below convinced me that we should have some sort of political representation from Australia and other currently unrepresented regions of the world. Gizza (t)(c) 18:32, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
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  1. Oppose I'm not convinced that he's the most important Australian political figure ever, and to be honest I'm not sure any Australian politician is sufficiently important to warrant inclusion. Curtin would perhaps have the strongest claim. Neljack (talk) 05:54, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  2. Oppose Jucchan (talk) 06:07, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
Discussion

For an earlier related discussion on Australian political figures, see the proposal to add Gough Whitlam. It was unsuccessful though a few other Australian PMs were suggested, notably John Curtin.

Speaking for myself, as significant as the Australian Federation was in hindsight, at the time it was not revolutionary. Six British colonies essentially merged into one British colony. The devolution of power came much later. And there were other figures associated with the Federation movement such as Edmund Barton. If we are to have an Australian political figure I still prefer John Curtin for reasons stated by Malerisch in the archives or Lachlan Macquarie since he was pivotal in transforming the convict island hellhole into a functioning society to which European free settlers readily migrated. Many other European colonies around the world was abandoned soon after colonisation and the indigenous or another group become the dominant culture. A major reason why this didn't happen in Australia was Macquarie. But as you can see from the archived discussion, there is some disagreement on whether we should have any Australian political figures at all. As for other leaders from Oceania, we could have George Tupou I or Kamehameha I who were among the most notable Polynesian kings in history. Gizza (t)(c) 10:17, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

With Lachlan you'd kill two birds with one stone (Successful example of the transformation of a colony + a leader), ideally i'd say both John and Lachlan but i am just basing that off that i find it a little weird that Australia is the only member of the G-20 without a leader to represent, the others have 2+ each. We should definitely have a Polynesian king too or both (George + Kamehameha), i was going to nominate George before so he'd be my first choice just for the fact Tonga was one of the major islands that didn't become a colony. We have 5+ people for each sub region like Central America and Central Asia so i don't see why 4 for one (Although, small) continent is a bad thing. We could use the argument of "Australian leader's not having a impact worldwide" but i would say Australia has more prominence worldwide then Madagascar or Turkmenistan which both do have a leader (Although for diversity reasons, i understand, but what's more diverse then a whole continent, descent aside?) , it's not like we're over the limit either with 24 biographies till our cap and politicians (love em' or hate em') are the top of the historical biography pile (Well maybe Religion founders are but that's another debate!). GuzzyG (talk) 17:09, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Military leaders and theorists[edit]

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Rebels, revolutionaries and activists[edit]

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Add Jack the Ripper swap Peter Zumthor[edit]

I don't know where he/her would fit on the list (Rebel?) but him/she should be on here. One of the few people who has kept the public interest for a centenary, has a group of people dedicated to his/her study "Ripperology". A good peek into the mind of a evil being and i was surprised when i went through the archives that when the criminal section was removed there was no discussion to his/her individual removal, certainly more notable then Capone, the only downside is he/her has no section to go into but his/her infamy and the continual study of him/her certainly qualify him/her into this list. I'd say swap him for this relatively recent architect.

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  1. As nom. GuzzyG (talk) 17:36, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  2. Weak Support I'd prefer someone like Blackbeard first though. Gizza (t)(c) 12:58, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
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  1. Oppose Jack the Ripper is certainly very notorious, but I question how influential or significant he really is. I'm just not convinced he has had sufficient impact to be vital for the purposes of this list. Neljack (talk) 23:38, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  2. Oppose Jucchan (talk) 06:01, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
Discussion

Scientists, inventors and mathematicians[edit]

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Sports figures[edit]

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Add Aleksandr Karelin[edit]

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Karelin (Russian: Александр Александрович Карелин; born 19 September 1967) is a Hero of the Russian Federation and retired Greco-Roman wrestler for the Soviet Union and Russia. Nicknamed the "Russian Bear",[1] "Russian King Kong",[2] "Alexander the Great" and "The Experiment", he is considered the greatest Greco-Roman wrestler of all time.[3][4] Karelin won gold medals at the 1988, 1992 and 1996, as well as a silver in the 2000 Olympic Games. His wrestling record is 887 wins and two losses.[5][6] Karelin was the national flag bearer at three consecutive Olympics: in 1988 for the Soviet Union, in 1992 for the Unified Team, and in 1996 for Russia.

He is the greatest Russian athlete purely by accomplishments and between 1994-2000 was not only undefeated, he never even had a point scored against him in any match. He was the most dominant wrestler in history. –– Lid(Talk) 02:53, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

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  1. nominator –– Lid(Talk) 02:54, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
  2. Support Absolutely dominated his sport. Certainly one of the greatest Russian sportspeople. Neljack (talk) 22:05, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
  3. Per abovw. Gizza (t)(c) 18:23, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
  4. Support Was gonna add him myself. Definitely one of the most dominant recorded athletes. GuzzyG (talk) 17:48, 21 March 2015 (UTC)


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History[edit]

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Basics[edit]

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History by continent and region[edit]

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History by country[edit]

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Prehistory and ancient history[edit]

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Post-classical history[edit]

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5-0, passed Gizza (t)(c) 03:15, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

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Remove Bulgars[edit]

We list almost all the states established by the Bulgars – the First and Second Bulgarian Empires and Volga Bulgaria. The only thing we don't list is Old Great Bulgaria which lasted less than 40 years. In general I think we should avoid double-listing a people and the political entities associated with them unless there's a very good reason to do so.

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  1. Support as nom. Cobblet (talk) 01:29, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. Support agree with nom. For comparison, we don't list both Visigoths and Visigothic Kingdom. Gizza (t)(c) 05:19, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
  3. Support Jucchan (talk) 20:31, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  4. Support Rreagan007 (talk) 01:10, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  5. Support pbp 20:14, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
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Early modern history[edit]

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Modern history[edit]

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Remove Arab Spring[edit]

Was prematurely added with the expectation that it will become that next Revolutions of 1989. Recentism. I would consider the Soviet war in Afghanistan and War in Afghanistan (2001 to present) on their own to be more vital than this. Within Africa, the Second Sudanese Civil War trumps this. Gizza (t)(c) 00:41, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

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  1. as nom. Gizza (t)(c) 00:41, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
  2. too soon. This isn't "history" yet; we don't know the long-term ramifications, if any. pbp 14:24, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  3. Support Jucchan (talk) 16:19, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  4. Support Gonzales John (talk) 14:28, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  5. Support Ypnypn (talk) 04:28, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  6. Support Rreagan007 (talk) 01:09, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
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  1. Oppose Just because an event is recent doesn't mean it's vital. If anything, recent events are more vital to an encyclopedia than events that took place 3000 years ago because people are more likely to want to read about the Arab Spring than the conquest of Gaul. Also, the Arab Spring is still affecting the Arab World to this day. The Syrian Civil War and the rise of ISIS are direct effects of the Arab Spring. The unrest in Libya is also an effect of the Arab Spring. As Middle Eastern History is under-represented, this event is vital enough to keep on the list. PointsofNoReturn (talk) 03:16, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  2. Can't agree with you more.--RekishiEJ (talk) 15:18, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  3. Oppose Less vital than the events of 1989, sure; but probably more vital than the Prague Spring or the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Cobblet (talk) 19:25, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  4. Oppose  Carlwev  16:16, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
Discussion

We do have coverage of those wars in War in Afghanistan (1978–present), though, which we list. Within modern history, I'd rather remove the natural disasters first (2010 Haiti earthquake, 1976 Tangshan earthquake, 1970 Bhola cyclone, and 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami). Even within the 20th and 21st centuries alone, they aren't the deadliest natural disasters: at least 1 million people died in the Asian flu of 1957 (Britannica), another 1 million in the Hong Kong flu of 1968 (Britannica), 800,000 in the sixth cholera pandemic (1899–1923), 570,000 in the seventh cholera pandemic (1961–75), an estimated 284,500 in the 2009 flu pandemic, and 273,400 in the 1920 Haiyuan earthquake. And it's hard to justify the inclusion of these natural disasters when we're still missing the Plague of Justinian, which killed an estimated 25 to 100 million people (half the population of Europe at the time). Malerisch (talk) 01:05, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

(edit conflict) I agree that there are too many recent natural disasters too. Haiti has a fairly small population so as a percentage of people affected, it is somewhat more significant. Looking beyond the number of deaths and at the impact of these disasters, the Indian Ocean earthquake didn't lead to much change in the world as sad as it was. The Bhola cyclone was one of the causes of the Bangladesh Liberation War, which is also listed though we do list both September 11 attacks and War on Terror. Some of these can be removed. Gizza (t)(c) 04:49, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
Wrt Afghanistan, I was saying that each war was individually vital, well at least more than Gulf War and Iraq War which are both separately listed. The main invading nation was different (USSR and US) and the Afghan government was different. They were two very different wars whereas in comparison the the Iraq wars were a continuation of each other. The second started where the first left off. The Afghan wars were in fact separately listed but were "merged" into one at a time when the overall list was a few hundreds articles over quota. I think it was a hasty decision. Gizza (t)(c) 05:10, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
Okay wrt Afghanistan. In response to evaluating significance based on the percentage of a country's population, I don't think the 2010 Haiti earthquake is close to being a good contender—the Somali Civil War, the Burundian Civil War, the Indonesian occupation of East Timor, the insurgency in Laos, the North Korean famine, and the Finnish famine of 1866–68 are all still more vital. I agree that death counts aren't everything, though, and that natural disasters usually don't carry enough political, economic, or cultural impact to be considered vital. Malerisch (talk) 05:38, 16 January 2015 (UTC)


Historical cities[edit]

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History of science and technology[edit]

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History of other topics[edit]

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Auxiliary sciences of history[edit]

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Geography[edit]

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Basics[edit]

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Physical geography[edit]

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Add The Iron Bridge[edit]

Since we are removing Tower Bridge, we could add this one. This bridge is the first arch bridge in the world to be made out of cast iron. It was built from 1777 to 1781 and is celebrated as the first bridge of its kind. Adding this bridge would also add another non-suspension bridge to the list.

Support
  1. Support as nom. PointsofNoReturn (talk) 22:13, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
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This is a disambiguation page. Gizza (t)(c) 07:41, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

I assume The Iron Bridge is the correct topic. I'll change the title of the suggestion accordingly. ~Mable (chat) 08:16, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for catching my mistake. PointsofNoReturn (talk) 18:52, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Add Pico de Orizaba[edit]

It is North America's third tallest mountain (also a volcano) at over 18,000 feet tall. it is dormant but not extinct with its last eruption occurring in the 19th Century. It is the second most prominent volcanic peak after Mount Kilimanjaro. As Mexican geography is lacking on the list, the addition of this mountain would be a good addition for the list.

Support
  1. Support PointsofNoReturn (talk) 03:21, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  2. Support per nom. Gizza (t)(c) 08:01, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
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Discussion

I really would've preferred adding the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt instead. I think mountain ranges are usually more vital than individual mountains, e.g. Sierra Nevada (unsuccessfully removed in a previous !vote) vs. Mount Whitney (successfully removed) or the Alps vs. Mont Blanc or the Matterhorn. Cobblet (talk) 20:30, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

We could have both if you really wanted to. I am fine with adding the range too. PointsofNoReturn (talk) 21:21, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Parks and preserves[edit]

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Countries[edit]

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Regions and country subdivisions[edit]

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Cities[edit]

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Remove Dongguan[edit]

Let's try this again. In an earlier proposal to remove this it was suggested that with a population of 8 million, this "is one of the largest manufacturing centres in the world". This is true; but according to Brookings, Suzhou, Wuxi, Foshan, Ningbo and Tangshan were all cities with larger GDPs (in 2012) that aren't on our list. And all those cities have a longer history than Dongguan, which was a rural agricultural area before the '80s (its previous claim to fame was its lychee). I doubt anyone here would consider Karlsruhe vital and we have previously removed Portland, Oregon from the list: these were two other cities with GDPs larger than Dongguan's in 2012 (although it's very possible that Dongguan's passed them since). Other cities with GDPs larger than Dongguan's that we don't include are Malaga, Abu Dhabi and Baltimore: I would rather add all of those in place of Dongguan. We've already included the more notable cities of Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Macau from the Pearl River delta; we don't need Dongguan as well. Foshan is both a bigger manufacturing centre and much more culturally vital.

Support
  1. Support as nom. Cobblet (talk) 01:36, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. Support Gizza (t)(c) 01:50, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
  3. Support Jucchan (talk) 20:19, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
  4. Support Rreagan007 (talk) 01:08, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  5. Support GuzzyG (talk) 17:49, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
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Add Abu Dhabi[edit]

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates. With a population of almost 1 million, it is the second largest city in the UAE. Abu Dhabo is ranked 9th in per capita GDPs for cities at $49,600 due to its massive oil supply. It is the largest oil producer in the UAE. The airport in the city is a vital hub for travelers heading anywhere in the Near East, acting as a hub for flights to India, the Middle East, and the rest of the world. Considering that the Middle East is underrepresented in the city section, Abu Dhabi seems like a fair city to add to the list.

Support
  1. Support as nom. PointsofNoReturn (talk) 02:35, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  2. Support  Carlwev 
  3. Support Cobblet (talk) 16:58, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  4. Support Jucchan (talk) 06:08, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  5. Support OK why not? There are more obscure Middle Eastern cities listed. Gizza (t)(c) 12:55, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
Oppose
Discussion

Arts[edit]

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Architecture[edit]

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Literature[edit]

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Music[edit]

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Add Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols[edit]

The modern music section needs more punk and hip hop. Punk and hip hop were the most influential music genres of the last 40 years. Rolling Stone magazine a while back rated this Sex Pistols albums as the 2nd most important rock album after the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's.Smiloid (talk) 06:14, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Never Mind the Bollocks would be a very decent inclusion, as it is indeed one of the most significant albums and might even be more vital than the Sex Pistols themselves. However, I think I'd first and foremost add the Ramones... I wonder how well we should represent punk. ~Mable (chat) 08:39, 9 January 2015 (UTC)
Support
  1. Support as a vital album in music history, the only album by The Sex Pistols and an important representation of punk rock in general - the only representation if added. ~Mable (chat) 08:47, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
  1. Support Vital album indeed and iconic for punk. Arnoutf (talk) 14:43, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
Oppose
  1. Oppose We don't need more pop songs on here. pbp 20:15, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
Discuss

Add Rapper's Delight[edit]

The modern music section needs more punk and hip hop. Punk and hip hop were the most influential music genres of the last 40 years. Rapper's Delight by the Sugarhill Gang is the single which introduced most of the world to hip hop Smiloid (talk) 06:48, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Rapper's Delight brought hip hop into the mainstream, which makes it significant to some extent. Alternatively, we could a very influential album like The Chronic, Illmatic, Enter the Wu-Tang, Ready to Die, Straight Outta Compton, etc. Gizza (t)(c) 07:15, 9 January 2015 (UTC)
I think Rapper's delight is the obvious choice for a work representing hip hop.User:Maunus ·ʍaunus·snunɐw· 18:53, 9 January 2015 (UTC)
As much as I recognize its importance, I can't help but think it would be a better idea to add a few hip hop artists before adding this track. Cobblet (talk) 07:20, 10 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose We don't need more pop songs on here. pbp 20:15, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Performing arts[edit]

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Visual arts[edit]

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Add Caricature[edit]

A caricature is a representation of a person or a type of person made unliteral by the exaggeration of some features as well as the oversimplification of others. The concept is commonly used, especially in editorial cartoons. It has some history to speak about as well. It's definitely an encyclopedic topic, probably vital enough to deserve being listed here. Gonzales John (talk) 03:56, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Support
  1. Support as nom. Gonzales John (talk) 03:56, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  2. Support pbp 20:15, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
  3. Support This had crossed my mind before.  Carlwev  19:38, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
Oppose
  1. Oppose Satire covers it sufficiently IMO. Cobblet (talk) 07:04, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  2. Oppose Jucchan (talk) 16:17, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
Discussion

I think you might log out automatically after one month, but I'm not sure how that works. Either way, I'm not sure about this. People do love their caricatures... ~Mable (chat) 06:24, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Modern visual arts[edit]

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Fictional characters[edit]

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Philosophy and religion[edit]

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Philosophy[edit]

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Religion and spirituality[edit]

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Specific religions[edit]

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Esoterics, magic and mysticism[edit]

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Mythology[edit]

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Everyday life[edit]

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Family and kinship[edit]

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Swap: Remove Domestic partnership add Marriage of convenience[edit]

Domestic partnership is very similar to Civil Union, some countries refer to civil union as "domestic partnership". Much more important and different topic is Marriage of convenience, wich is covers both heterosexual and homosexual relations.

Support
  1. Support As nom. --Igel B TyMaHe (talk) 08:20, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
  2. Support Remove not add.User:Maunus ·ʍaunus·snunɐw· 17:16, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
  3. Support --Melody Lavender 21:40, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
  4. Support removal only. Gizza (t)(c) 00:58, 1 December 2014 (UTC)
  5. Support removal, oppose addition. Jucchan (talk) 19:30, 1 December 2014 (UTC)
  6. SupportGonzales John (talk) 03:00, 25 December 2014 (UTC)
  7. Support removal, oppose addition Rreagan007 (talk) 01:14, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
Oppose
Discussion

The three are very different concepts: Civil Union is much like a marriage for LGTB. Domestic partnership is living together without marriage and marriage of convenience is a whole different animal. I would support the straight add, but domestic partnership shouldn't be removed. --Melody Lavender 14:24, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

  • I've never heard of homosexual partnerships being "convenient", the only case that might fit that is the case of marriage between Nuer widows. To me marriage of convenience is completely different from Civil Union and Domestic partnership and marriage of convenience is the idea of marrying for money or influence or connections or to make a household work. On the other hand Domestic partnership does in fact cover homosexual partnerships in many countries. I dont see any good reason to swap. I will support remove civil union since this is currently redundant both with civil marriage, marriage and domestic partnership. The article on marriage should cover all of those. In cross cultural anthropological perspective they are the same phenomenon, namely lasting socially privileged domestic partnerships. User:Maunus ·ʍaunus·snunɐw· 16:09, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
  • "Living together without marriage" is called cohabitation. --Igel B TyMaHe (talk) 19:52, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Yeah right, obviously domestic partnership is a legal term, cohabitation is on the list, so I'll support.--Melody Lavender 21:40, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

Cooking, food and drink[edit]

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Household items[edit]

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Sexuality[edit]

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Stages of life[edit]

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Sports and recreation[edit]

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Timekeeping[edit]

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Colors[edit]

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Society and social sciences[edit]

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Basics[edit]

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Anthropology[edit]

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Business and economics[edit]

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Culture[edit]

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Education[edit]

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Add early childhood education, primary education and secondary education[edit]

PASSED:

All three added, 6-0 pbp 20:21, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

As stated above in the Kindergarten proposal, these stages of education are the vital topics. Tertiary education and/or higher education may be redundant to university and college.

Support
  1. Support as nom. Gizza (t)(c) 13:05, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. Support, these seem to be vital topics to cover. ~Mable (chat) 14:00, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
  3. Support Malerisch (talk) 04:24, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
  4. Support Cobblet (talk) 12:40, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
  5. Support Gonzales John (talk) 14:30, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  6. Support Rreagan007 (talk) 01:17, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
Oppose
Discussion

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.


Ethnology[edit]

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International organizations[edit]

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Language[edit]

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Law[edit]

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Add ethnic cleansing[edit]

In my opinion since not all ethnic cleansings are genocides (some do not involve killing) and it is a concept no less crucial than genocide (which belongs to the list), this article should be added to the Level 4 list.

Support
  1. As nom.--RekishiEJ (talk) 11:03, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
Oppose
Discuss

Mass media[edit]

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Museums[edit]

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Politics and government[edit]

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Psychology[edit]

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Society[edit]

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Sociology[edit]

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War and military[edit]

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Biology and health sciences[edit]

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Basics[edit]

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Anatomy and morphology[edit]

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Add Hand[edit]

We cover much anatomy and biology including many organs, tissues, chemicals etc some I would regard as more speciallized/expert articles and less vital than the hand. The hand is important to the human body and human evolution but nothing really covers it other than articles like human anatomy, and the things which hands are made of, eg. muscle and bone.  Carlwev  00:14, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Suppose
  1. Support  Carlwev  00:14, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  2. Support Human Hand is a redirect, so I prefer this article. The hand is one of the reasons humans have thrived for so long, specifically having opposable thumbs. It is one the the key parts of the body (for example, I am typing this !vote with my hands right now) and an evolutionary masterpiece, and thus should be on the list. PointsofNoReturn (talk) 00:20, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  3. Support Cobblet (talk) 02:04, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  4. Support Jucchan (talk) 00:49, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  5. Support Better than fingerprint. Gizza (t)(c) 10:58, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
Discussion
Oppose

Biochemistry and molecular biology[edit]

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Add Oxytocin[edit]

A hormone that has recently grown to be considered among the most important in producing behavior and emotion in humans - particularly in promoting prosocial behavior and emotional bonds between partners and parents/children. We have 5 hormones, and I think we could add a couple of more. Oxytocine is at least as vital as epinephrine and plant hormone.

Support
  1. Support As nom.User:Maunus ·ʍaunus·snunɐw· 18:40, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. Support Gizza (t)(c) 03:22, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
  3. Support PointsofNoReturn (talk) 22:06, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  4. Support Gonzales John (talk) 14:45, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  5. Support Rreagan007 (talk) 01:25, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
Oppose
Discussion


Add Steroid[edit]

Suggested above. It is a vital type of hormone in the human body, containing many different hormones such as cortisone. Synthetic steroids have been made to imitate this type of hormone. As one of the major classes of hormones, it should be on the list.

Support
  1. Support PointsofNoReturn (talk) 02:45, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  2. Support Jucchan (talk) 06:08, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  3. Support Essential topic in biochemistry. Cobblet (talk) 07:52, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  4. Support Surprised it's not in the list already...GuzzyG (talk) 17:16, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  5. Support  Carlwev  23:34, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
Oppose
Discussion

Biological processes and physiology[edit]

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Botany[edit]

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Cell biology[edit]

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Ecology[edit]

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Zoology[edit]

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Organisms[edit]

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Add Smilodon[edit]

Better known as the sabre-toothed tiger, the Smilodon is one of the best-known prehistoric animals. Because of that, people will be curious to read about it. It's popular, very popular.

Support
  1. Support I think this was ML's proposal. Cobblet (talk) 10:55, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. Support, I did not come up with this idea myself, no. I wasn't even sure if I supported it until now. I apparently forgot to sign? Odd. ~Mable (chat) 11:26, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
  3. Support Gizza (t)(c) 12:00, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
  4. Support pbp 18:51, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
  5. Support  Carlwev  19:06, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
  6. Support Rreagan007 (talk) 01:25, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
Oppose
Discuss

I will probably support this. I noticed that Smilodon was missing when proposed to remove mastodon. At the time there were two extinct elephant-like animals (now there's only mammoth) but no sabre-toothed tigers, which I thought was bit of an anomaly. In comparison to other extinct animals, I would probably have smilodon before 8 different species of dinosaur though others may have different opinions. Gizza (t)(c) 13:32, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

Swap: Remove Esox, Add Northern pike[edit]

Esox is the genus of fish commonly called pike or pickerel. I think it might be better to list the most notable species of Esox than the genus itself. Northern pike are a popular sport fish in the Northern Hemisphere and it was Wikiproject Fishes's 79th most popular article last month.

Support
  1. Support as nom. Cobblet (talk) 10:55, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. Support, the Northern pike specifically is more interesting to cover than the genus it makes part of. ~Mable (chat) 11:23, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
  3. Support Gizza (t)(c) 23:29, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  4. Support Gonzales John (talk) 14:47, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  5. Support Jucchan (talk) 05:32, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  6. Support Rreagan007 (talk) 01:25, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
Oppose
Discussion

Swap: Remove Gourami, Add Siamese fighting fish[edit]

Swapping the family for its most notable member, which was 35th in popularity on WP:FISH last month. (Gourami was 280th.)

Support
  1. Support as nom. Cobblet (talk) 10:55, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. Support Plantdrew (talk) 05:12, 4 January 2015 (UTC)
  3. Support Gizza (t)(c) 00:09, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
  4. Strong Support Gonzales John (talk) 14:44, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  5. Support Jucchan (talk) 05:32, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  6. Support Rreagan007 (talk) 01:24, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
Oppose
Discussion

There are other species of Gourami that are popular as pets but I'm not sure if they're popular enough to be vital. Gizza (t)(c) 23:51, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Swap: Remove Scombridae, Add Bonito Add Alaska pollock[edit]

We list mackerel and tuna, two notable tribes of the Scombridae. I suggest adding the next most notable tribe, the bonitos (146th most popular WP:FISH article) and removing the family altogether (347th) and adding the second most commonly fished species in the world by tonnage, the Alaska pollock. Your Filet o'Fish, fish sticks and surimi are all made from this species.

Support
  1. Support as nom. Cobblet (talk) 10:55, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. Support Scombridae, Neutral on Bonito, which doesn't look particularly vital either. EDIT: Neutral on the pollock too. ~Mable (chat) 11:15, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
  3. Support removal only. Jucchan (talk) 19:39, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
  4. SupportGonzales John (talk) 10:12, 25 December 2014 (UTC)
  5. Support Plantdrew (talk) 05:06, 4 January 2015 (UTC)
  6. Support Gizza (t)(c) 00:25, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  7. Support Rreagan007 (talk) 01:24, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  8. Support the removal and the addition of Alaskan Pollock. PointsofNoReturn (talk) 02:44, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
Oppose
Discussion

I just realized bonito probably gets a lot of hits because people are looking for skipjack tuna, which is sometimes also called the oceanic bonito, but is classified as a tuna. It's the third most commonly caught fish in the world, behind the Peruvian anchoveta (we don't list that but we do list anchovy) and the Alaska pollock. Cobblet (talk) 20:16, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

The Alaska pollock definitely looks better, but I don't think there is enough to it to make it vital. It's a enourmous source of palatable fish and people are worrying of the consequences of a collapse on the ecosystem, but I have a hard time seeing the species' cruciality for an encyclopedia. There's its use in the fast-food industry, though... ~Mable (chat) 09:14, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
On a list of ~100 fish articles I don't think it looks out of place. Compare grass carp and silver carp which were previous suggestions of mine that were added; they're notable farmed species. If we want to keep even less fish articles though (we've already removed about 40 over the last year), then I agree it may not be essential. Cobblet (talk) 10:38, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
I do think less fish articles is generally better than more, so even if it's as vital as some of the otehr fish articles in this list, I'd rather see those removed than this one added. It's hard to decide which are and aren't vital in many cases, though, which just means that I personally try to limit what gets in with the argument "it's just as vital as these 40 fish that are in!" I'm generally not the best to judge on what fish are vital, though, which is why I'm just neutral ~Mable (chat) 09:21, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Just a clerical note. Are all the support votes for the current proposal with our without adding the bonito? PointsofNoReturn (talk) 02:44, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Health, medicine and disease[edit]

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Physical sciences[edit]

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Basics[edit]

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Measurement[edit]

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Astronomy[edit]

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Chemistry[edit]

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Add Valence bond theory[edit]

It is as vital as molecular orbital theory (see the lede of the valence bond theory article).

Support
  1. As nom.--RekishiEJ (talk) 12:37, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. Support I can't see the justification for excluding one but including the other. Neljack (talk) 03:41, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
  3. Support Researchers use MO theory almost exclusively nowadays because it's better at actually predicting how molecules behave. However, its complete reliance on QM calculations makes it much more abstract and hence less useful than VB theory as a way of teaching chemists how to understand reactivity. Valence bond theory has introduced many terms that are still commonly used by chemists to describe molecules – resonance (chemistry), orbital hybridisation, sigma and pi bonds are all basic concepts still taught in any high school or university. We certainly don't have the room to include all those concepts individually, but this article could do the job (even though it's in a woefully inadequate state right now). Cobblet (talk) 09:03, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
  4. Support Gizza (t)(c) 03:53, 9 January 2015 (UTC)
  5. Support Jucchan (talk) 16:25, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
  6. Support Rreagan007 (talk) 01:24, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  7. Support PointsofNoReturn (talk) 02:46, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  8. Support--Skr15081997 (talk) 11:07, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
Oppose
Discussion

Earth science[edit]

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Add Great Oxygenation Event[edit]

As stated in the conversation below: "It's odd to call that event "not well known". I've never heard of it under that name, but it is definitely a well-known happening that should probably be vital as well. I've heard plenty about the biologically-induced appearance of oxygen in the atosphere, but I never actually read about it. Having a good description of it on Wikipedia should definitely be vital. I'll suggest it right away."

support
  1. Support as nom. ~Mable (chat) 08:05, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. Support I can support this. Gizza (t)(c) 01:35, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
  3. Support Jucchan (talk) 07:52, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  4. Support PointsofNoReturn (talk) 03:55, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  5. Support Rreagan007 (talk) 01:24, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
Oppose
Discuss

Add each of the big five extinction events[edit]

These are Ordovician–Silurian extinction events, Late Devonian extinction, Permian–Triassic extinction event (already in), Triassic–Jurassic extinction event and Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event (already in). The three articles that aren't already in are still incredibly major events in the big history of the Earth and life. They are grouped together in these articles for a reason, after all, and are all vital.

Support
  1. Support as nom. ~Mable (chat) 12:57, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. Support Neljack (talk) 03:43, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
  3. Support Jucchan (talk) 02:15, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  4. Support Rreagan007 (talk) 01:23, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  5. Support PointsofNoReturn (talk) 02:47, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
Oppose
  1. Oppose Per Cobblet. I don't see why mass extinctions should be given more attention than the rest of geological history. We don't even have the most recent ice age which is surely more vital than the three unlisted extinctions. Also Earth Science is over quota. I prefer discussing quotas and possibly increasing it before adding another bunch of articles. Gizza (t)(c) 05:02, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
Discuss
  1. I've moved this proposal to the "Earth science" section, since the nominator's proposal is to add another three articles about palaeontology, which belongs to geology.--RekishiEJ (talk) 14:41, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
I simply put it in the same section where the current extinction events were already located. I guess those would need to be moved as well then. ~Mable (chat) 08:06, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
I'm not sure all these events are of general interest, and I think mass extinction might be better. If all of these are vital then the Great Oxygenation Event ought to be as well – it's not widely known either but in a way it is more significant than any mass extinction event in geological history. Cobblet (talk) 21:45, 28 December 2014 (UTC)
It's odd to call that event "not well known". I've never heard of it under that name, but it is definitely a well-known happening that should probably be vital as well. I've heard plenty about the biologically-induced appearance of oxigen in the atosphere, but I never actually read about it. Having a good description of it on Wikipedia should definitely be vital. I'll suggest it right away. ~Mable (chat) 08:05, 29 December 2014 (UTC)


Add Meteorite[edit]

I'm very surprised this is not included, they are of significant interest to scientists and to common readers too, for numerous reasons. We list many rock types or minerals, seams odd to leave this one out; many rock types we have, in my opinion, seam less vital than this such as Schist or Gneiss, to pick on a few. The geology project rates meteorite as high importance, compared to many rocks/minerals we include which are only mid importance; Meteorite is also in more languages than many rocks/minerals we have.  Carlwev  23:33, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Support
  1. Support  Carlwev  23:33, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  2. Support I like the idea of adding this. I am not sure what the overlap between meteorite and meteoroid is though. Perhaps only meteorite should be added though. PointsofNoReturn (talk) 00:10, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  3. Support Jucchan (talk) 00:50, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
Oppose
Discussion

Also, we are missing meteoroid too, I may open than to in astronomy, what are peoples thoughts on that? BTW, Meteorite is a rock on Earth which is of extraterrestrial origin, a meteoroid is an object in space smaller than an asteroid, and a meteor is a rock whilst burning through the atmosphere and the word redirects to meteoroid. (If meteoroids overlap with anything it would be asteroid, although they are not the same though, but since asteroid, comet, planet, natural satellite are all 1000 list articles I would have thought a few more space object types acceptable for the 10,000 list)  Carlwev  23:33, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Add Ozone layer[edit]

More important to the Earth than many individual lakes and rivers etc, and more vital. We have Ozone, but Ozone itself only makes up a small percentage of the Ozone layer, and I believe the ozone layer in itself is looked up, studied and read about just as much if not more than ozone is alone. It is well studied by experts, interesting to general readers and is often in the media due to it's depletion....I was also looking at Ozone depletion as a potential article, but the ozone layer itself is probably enough, thoughts?  Carlwev  00:36, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Support
  1. Support  Carlwev  00:36, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  2. Support per nom. PointsofNoReturn (talk) 03:40, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
Oppose
  1. Oppose We did already add ozone depletion. Taking account the additions being proposed above, I don't think there's room for this kind of slight redundancy. Cobblet (talk) 05:44, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  2. Oppose per Cobblet. Ozone depletion is enough and earth science is over quota as it is. Gizza (t)(c) 19:12, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
Discussion

Would anyone prefer ozone layer over ozone depletion? This seems like a 50-50 argument. PointsofNoReturn (talk) 04:02, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Physics[edit]

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Technology[edit]

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Agriculture[edit]

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Biotechnology[edit]

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Computing and information technology[edit]

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Electronics[edit]

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Engineering[edit]

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Industry[edit]

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Add Composite material[edit]

From plywood to (reinforced) concrete to fibreglass to Kevlar to graphite-fibre sports equipment, composite materials are ubiquitous in modern society and are one of the most significant technological innovations of the last century.

Support
  1. Support as nom. Cobblet (talk) 23:37, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. Support Gizza (t)(c) 23:51, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
  3. Support pbp 00:23, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
  4. Support Rreagan007 (talk) 01:23, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  5. Support Rwessel (talk) 05:28, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  6. Support  Carlwev  19:08, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
Oppose
Discussion

Swap: Remove Blacksmith, Add Forging[edit]

Swapping the historical profession for the technique which is still very much relevant today.

Support
  1. Support as nom. Cobblet (talk) 23:37, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. Support Gizza (t)(c) 23:51, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
  3. Support Jucchan (talk) 19:13, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  4. Strong Support Gonzales John (talk) 14:25, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  5. Support Rreagan007 (talk) 01:22, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  6. Support the addition, Opposethe removal. Blacksmith as a historical profession should not be removed. it was an extremely important profession historically, and should remain on the list. PointsofNoReturn (talk) 00:00, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
Oppose
Discussion

Swap: Remove Quenching, Add Heat treating[edit]

There are many ways in which material properties can be usefully altered by the application of heat: quenching's just one of them.

Support
  1. Support as nom. Cobblet (talk) 23:37, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. Support per nom. Quenching is one type of heat treating and it's important to know the other types too. Gizza (t)(c) 00:54, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
  3. Support Jucchan (talk) 19:14, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  4. Support Rreagan007 (talk) 01:22, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  5. Support  Carlwev  19:08, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
Oppose
Discussion

Infrastructure[edit]

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Remove Tower Bridge[edit]

It's a famous symbol of London but is of little significance as a work of engineering. Many iconic symbols of important world cities aren't listed (e.g. Arc de Triomphe, Brandenburg Gate, St. Basil's Cathedral, Merlion, Willis Tower) and London's already got Palace of Westminster on the list.

Support
  1. Support as nom. Cobblet (talk) 00:07, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. Support per nom. Gizza (t)(c) 00:24, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
  3. Support Jucchan (talk) 03:22, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
  4. Support ~Mable (chat) 08:28, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
  5. Support Rreagan007 (talk) 01:22, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
Oppose
  1. Oppose An old bridge should probably be on the list. PointsofNoReturn (talk) 00:54, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
Discussion

Swap: Remove Paris Métro, Add Pont du Gard[edit]

The Paris Métro isn't even all that notable among mass transit systems – for instance, there are six subway systems with more ridership that aren't on the list. I think the Pont du Gard is a much better example of a vital piece of engineering – it's the tallest aqueduct the Romans built, has survived intact for nearly two millennia, and has attracted and inspired visitors throughout its history.

Support
  1. Support as nom. Cobblet (talk) 00:07, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. Support per nom. Gizza (t)(c) 00:24, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
  3. Support ~Mable (chat) 08:31, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
  4. Support removal Malerisch (talk) 22:32, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
  5. Support removal only Jucchan (talk) 02:23, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
  6. Support Rreagan007 (talk) 01:22, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
Oppose
Discussion

And I would swap Tokyo Subway with Shinkansen. Gizza (t)(c) 01:37, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

I'm not sure if the Pont du Gard is a better example of Roman engineering than Hadrian's Wall or the Appian Way. Malerisch (talk) 22:32, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
I think a classic example of an arch bridge (few things are better at visually conveying the usefulness and elegance of good engineering, IMO) is a better choice than an ancient road (the Via Appia has to compete with the Royal Road) or a second example of a defensive wall (we've got the Great Wall of China), but that's just me. Cobblet (talk) 23:47, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

Machinery and tools[edit]

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Media and communication[edit]

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Medical technology[edit]

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Add Dialysis and Cardiopulmonary bypass[edit]

Techniques/machines that are part and parcel of modern medicine.

Support
  1. Support as nom. Cobblet (talk) 00:10, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. Support although I'ma bit more comfortable with Dialysis than bypass  Carlwev  13:18, 1 January 2015 (UTC)
  3. Support Gizza (t)(c) 00:28, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  4. Support PointsofNoReturn (talk) 04:53, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  5. Support Gonzales John (talk) 14:31, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  6. Support Rreagan007 (talk) 01:21, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
Oppose
Discussion

Military technology[edit]

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Navigation and timekeeping[edit]

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Optical technology[edit]

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Swap: Remove Photodetector, Add Charge-coupled device[edit]

I don't think we need to list classes of sensors, be they photodetectors, chemosensors, biosensors, etc. I suggest replacing that article with the CCD, which is the semiconductor device that made digital imaging practical for the first time and is still employed in a variety of applications ranging from endoscopy to the Hubble space telescope.

Support
  1. Support as nom. Cobblet (talk) 00:42, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. Support Gizza (t)(c) 04:01, 9 January 2015 (UTC)
  3. Support Rreagan007 (talk) 01:21, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
Oppose
Discussion

Space[edit]

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Remove James Webb Space Telescope[edit]

Per above discussion. A telescope that hasn't even been launched yet is not vital. We don't really know what its impact will be. We can only speculate.

Support
  1. as nom. Gizza (t)(c) 12:14, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  2. Support Malerisch (talk) 12:41, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  3. Support ~Mable (chat) 15:02, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  4. Support Jucchan (talk) 16:47, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  5. Support  Carlwev  08:04, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  6. Support Rreagan007 (talk) 01:21, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
Oppose
Discussion

Thoughts on removing the Herschel Space Observatory and the Spitzer Space Telescope? IMO one space telescope is enough for the list (Hubble Space Telescope), and they don't stand out as more vital than several other spacecraft/space missions not listed like Cassini–Huygens, Mir, Galileo, Pioneer 10, the Viking program, Spirit and Opportunity, or Voyager 2. I'm not even sure if they're more vital than the other unlisted space telescopes like the Chandra X-ray Observatory. Malerisch (talk) 12:41, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Support ;p I agree, those seem much less vital than some of the examples you've given. ~Mable (chat) 15:02, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Remove Proton (rocket family)[edit]

Per above as well. If we don't list any specific examples of notable cars (Ford Model T) or aircraft (North American P-51 Mustang or Boeing 747), we shouldn't be listing more than a few specific examples of space vehicles. Proton seems to be the least notable example of the ones we have listed, so I'm nominating it for removal. Malerisch (talk) 15:15, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Support
  1. Support as nom. Malerisch (talk) 15:15, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  2. Support per nom. Gizza (t)(c) 00:27, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  3. Support ~Mable (chat) 07:56, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  4. Support Rreagan007 (talk) 01:21, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  5. Support Rwessel (talk) 05:26, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
Oppose
Discussion

Textiles[edit]

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Transportation[edit]

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Mathematics[edit]

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Basics[edit]

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Algebra[edit]

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Calculus and analysis[edit]

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Discrete mathematics[edit]

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Geometry[edit]

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Add Parametric equation[edit]

Basic concept in analytical geometry.

Support
  1. Support as nom. Cobblet (talk) 21:57, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. Support Jucchan (talk) 05:09, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
  3. Support Gizza (t)(c) 00:48, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
  4. Support Gonzales John (talk) 14:16, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  5. Support PointsofNoReturn (talk) 23:19, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  6. Support Rreagan007 (talk) 01:21, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
Oppose
Discussion

Other[edit]

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Probability and statistics[edit]

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General discussions[edit]

FAR[edit]

I have nominated Enzyme for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here.--Jarodalien (talk) 07:00, 13 February 2015 (UTC)