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This page is within the scope of WikiProject Commonwealth, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of the Commonwealth of Nations on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks. WikiProject icon

Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom[edit]

A vote to move Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom to Elizabeth II is being held at Talk:Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. —what a crazy random happenstance 02:36, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

Commonwealth Games WikiProject Proposal[edit]

I invite WikiProject Commonwealth members to signup to support a Proposed Commonwealth Games WikiProject. The Commonwealth Games series of articles are much in need of attention. The first task of this project would be to standardise article, template and category naming and to format all existing results and medal tables using Template:MedalistTable and Template:RankedMedalTable for example. Additionally an audit of the results is needed - as an example many of the swimming results show mm:ss and should show mm:ss.00 in the time column. Add your support here: Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Commonwealth Games. Yboy83 (talk) 11:37, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

Though this proposal had enough endorsement to go ahead, no one stepped up to create it, so it has been archived as not going ahead. (talk) 14:11, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Infoboxes of Commonwealth Prime Ministers[edit]

Concerning infoboxes at articles such as Prime Minister of Canada, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Prime Minister of Australia etc. GoodDay (talk) 22:32, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

WP 1.0 bot announcement[edit]

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Commonwealth Winter Games has been prodded for deletion[edit]

FYI, someone has WP:PRODded the Commonwealth Winter Games article for deletion. (talk) 09:54, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

Assistance required at Monarchy of Canada[edit]

There is presently a dipute going on at Talk:Monarchy of Canada regarding a particular sentence in the article. There are only two or three editors involved and progress seems, well... unlikely, at the moment. Some additional input would be appreciated. Cheers, --Ħ MIESIANIACAL 01:57, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

Several maps of the Empire up for deletion[edit]

FYI, several maps of the British Empire have been nominated for deletion, see Wikipedia:Files for deletion/2010 March 14. (talk) 04:56, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

Monarchy of Canada (again)[edit]

I am making here an appeal for help at Monarchy of Canada, where both more opinion and enforcement is needed before Hell breaks any more loose than it already has. --Ħ MIESIANIACAL 20:07, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

Template:Commonwealth military ranks[edit]

FYI, {{Commonwealth military ranks}} has been nominated for deletion. (talk) 06:20, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

Template:Commonwealth portal[edit]

FYI {{Commonwealth portal}} has been nominated for deletion. (talk) 04:53, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

Now replaced with {{portal|Commonwealth}}. Thanks! Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 19:41, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

Merge with WikiProject British Empire[edit]

Should WP:WikiProject British Empire be merged here? That project is inactive, and the topic is the historical predecessor and partial overlapping sister organization to the Commonwealth. The name might need to be expanded to WP:WikiProject Commonweath and British Empire.

I suggest a merge since that project is tagged as inactive, and because of the overlap and being historically related. (talk) 06:22, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

Ha... it's kind of funny considering that the Empire project was born from a similar suggestion. I don't believe it should be merged. There is plenty of room for both to operate. The problem with WP:WikiProject British Empire is that the topic is massive and a lot of the most dedicated editors to the subject never signed up. I think it could live again. --- MichiganCharms (talk) 22:09, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
Actually, on second thought, maybe a merger is for the best? The membership overlap is so high and the scope of this project has been expanded enough since the Empire project was launched that it could work. - MichiganCharms (talk) 22:27, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Strongly oppose. The two subjects aren't particularly related. The overlap in the membership of editors is primarily due to this project previously having been called 'WikiProject Commonwealth realms'. Under its current objective, to improve coverage of the Commonwealth itself, few of the editors listed above are actually active, as suggested by the irrelevance of the areas they've listed themselves as being interested in. Bastin 22:29, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
I'd note that since the Commonwealth is, at it's core, an evolved form of the British Empire, there is still a lot of overlap there. --MichiganCharms (talk) 23:44, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
The contents of the WikiProjects are unrelated, with perhaps only articles related to the military history of the Commonwealth belonging to both. That is a very small subsection. Bastin 00:01, 23 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose - The subjects aren't related; the Commonwealth is nothing like the British Empire. --Ħ MIESIANIACAL 16:45, 18 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose. As others have pointed out, the two projects are different enough to make a merge seemingly unhelpful. It is true that currently the British Empire project doesn't seem to be very active, but I am going to join and see if I can gradually get it started up again and continue the good work that has already been done. Antarctic-adventurer (talk) 18:46, 8 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose Two diffrent related projects is not a good combo, the wikiproject does have some things going for it, I see some FA acrticles over there. It just needs new members is all - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 20:47, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment This merge debate has been going on for two months now, seeing all I see are oppose consensus I wil lremove the merge tags now if nobody has issue with it. - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 20:50, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

RfC on date format for GG bios[edit]

I've opened an RfC on what to do with the date formatting across the entire series of biographies on Canada's governors general: Wikipedia talk:Canadian Wikipedians' notice board#RfC on date format for GG bios. Input is requested so as to bring this issue to a resolution. Cheers. --Ħ MIESIANIACAL 16:43, 18 July 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject Multi-sport events' Commonwealth Games taskforce[edit]

Hi, WikiProject Multi-sport events, which was set up on 8 October, currently intends to set up a Commonwealth Games taskforce under the project. As your WikiProject is highly related in this regard, we would love to hear your views and opinions on the matter. Cheers, ANGCHENRUI WP:MSE 10:08, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

Well, it seems to have passed the poll for creation at MSE. Does anyone want to help in creating this task force? (Perhaps it can be double flagged? {{WikiProject Commonwealth|Games=yes}} and {{WikiProject Multi-sport events|Commonwealth=yes}} (talk) 05:42, 3 November 2010 (UTC)
Not the former. We can't have {{WikiProject Commonwealth|Games=yes}} and {{WikiProject Multi-sport events|Commonwealth=yes}} at the same time. Two taskforces that deal with the exact same topic? Nope. So just {{WikiProject Multi-sport events|Commonwealth=yes}}. ANGCHENRUI WP:MSE 08:00, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
Actually, it does happen, just look at {{WPJAPAN}}, where several task forces are double flagged, such as Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Japanese military history task force being {{WikiProject Japan|milhist=yes}} as well as {{WPMILHIST|Japanese=yes}} The task force itself lies under WPMILHIST, but flagging occurs on both templates, the WPJAPAN template is optional, the WPMILHIST template is required for tagging articles. (talk) 14:09, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Commonwealth rename[edit]

FYI Commonwealth of Nations is being proposed to be renamed. (talk) 14:10, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

When no longer a Member....[edit] does one delete his Username from the Members Template? GoodDay (talk) 06:33, 24 December 2010 (UTC)

Image up for deletion[edit]

The image File:EIIR-Canadian Parliament.jpg, which is listed as being within the scope of this project, has been tagged for deletion. The related discussion is here. --Ħ MIESIANIACAL 14:54, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Citation templates now support more identifiers[edit]

Recent changes were made to citations templates (such as {{citation}}, {{cite journal}}, {{cite web}}...). In addition to what was previously supported (bibcode, doi, jstor, isbn, ...), templates now support arXiv, ASIN, JFM, LCCN, MR, OL, OSTI, RFC, SSRN and Zbl. Before, you needed to place |id={{arxiv|0123.4567}} (or worse |url=, now you can simply use |arxiv=0123.4567, likewise for |id={{JSTOR|0123456789}} and |url=|jstor=0123456789.

The full list of supported identifiers is given here (with dummy values):

  • {{cite journal |author=John Smith |year=2000 |title=How to Put Things into Other Things |journal=Journal of Foobar |volume=1 |issue=2 |pages=3–4 |arxiv=0123456789 |asin=0123456789 |bibcode=0123456789 |doi=0123456789 |jfm=0123456789 |jstor=0123456789 |lccn=0123456789 |isbn=0123456789 |issn=0123456789 |mr=0123456789 |oclc=0123456789 |ol=0123456789 |osti=0123456789 |rfc=0123456789 |pmc=0123456789 |pmid=0123456789 |ssrn=0123456789 |zbl=0123456789 |id={{para|id|____}} }}

Obviously not all citations needs all parameters, but this streamlines the most popular ones and gives both better metadata and better appearances when printed. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 02:38, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal[edit]

I'm coming here with an appeal for some outside input at Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, which falls within the scope of this project. There seems to be a few problems, but proper resolution of them is being hampered by a disruptive anonymous editor who persistently reverts and refuses to engage in discussion at the talk page. I don't want to here promote any one side of the disputes; I would just like more eyes on the page and/or input in the discussions. Cheers. --Ħ MIESIANIACAL 15:40, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

An RfC has been started at Talk:Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal#Article arrangement. --Ħ MIESIANIACAL 17:56, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

Commonwealth Games[edit]

I'm not sure how much passion this will envoke, but I have recently created an article on a Commonwealth Games sports-person who was awarded a medal. I have now been told that the article is up for deletion as the Commonwealth Games is not a major international competition and therefore medal holders can be deleted unless they have 'done something else'. The argument hangs on the Commenwelalth Games not being a 'major international'. Opinion is heavily requested. Thanks FruitMonkey (talk) 01:14, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Proposed move of Anglo-African to British in Africa[edit]

See Talk:Anglo-African#Proposed move to British in Africa. Helen (talk) 17:33, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

{{The Commonwealth}}[edit]

Template:The Commonwealth (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 01:59, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Commonwealth Games Federation Logo.svg[edit]

image:Commonwealth Games Federation Logo.svg has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 08:00, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

British Empire Games 1950 Silver Medal.jpg[edit]

image:British Empire Games 1950 Silver Medal.jpg has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 07:12, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Commonwealth Prime Ministers Conferences[edit]

I'm wondering if editors can create the following articles and also work on improving/expanding other articles in the series?

Imperial Preference (talk) 19:34, 12 October 2013 (UTC)


We have an interesting image of a conference of 1984 of Commonwealth Nations. Many politicians of various nations can be found here... Please help identify them. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 04:58, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

Pandit Ram Kishore Shukla at 30th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association conference at The Isle of Man in October 1984.jpg

British Empire in World War II[edit]

See talk:British Empire in World War II on whether this is the Commonwealth or Empire -- (talk) 03:44, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

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Royal Assent listed at Requested moves[edit]


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Order of Merit listed at Requested moves[edit]


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