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Provisional Government of Southern Ireland[edit]

A discussion about moving this article to Provisional Government of the Irish Free State was started. Very limited participation so far and more input would be appreciated. Frenchmalawi (talk) 23:03, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Moving Southern Ireland (1921-1922) back to its original title[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Southern Ireland (1921-1922) should be moved back to "Southern Ireland" as it was for years. You can contribute to the discussion at Talk:Southern Ireland (1921–22). Frenchmalawi (talk) 17:27, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

Relevant move request[edit]

There is a move request at Talk:Epping (disambiguation) that members of this project may be interested in. Egsan Bacon (talk) 14:39, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Royal Society of Chemistry editathon, 29 July 2015[edit]

You are warmly invited to an editathon in the library of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, on Wednesday, 29 July 2015. Booking essential. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 16:28, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

Olympic medallist categories (?)[edit]

Why do these categories exist?

No athlete has ever competed in the Olympic Games as an Englishman, Scot or Welshman; the United Kingdom has always fielded a single team for the Olympics, competing as "Great Britain." It's one thing to sub-categorize British swimmers as "Scottish swimmers" or "Welsh swimmers" based on their ethnicity/subnationality (categories that already exist), but it's quite another to classify them as "English Olympic medalists" or "Welsh Olympic medalists" when England, Scotland and Wales, as separate entities, have never competed at the Olympic Games. I would propose to up-merge these three categories to the parent category, Category:Olympic medalists for Great Britain, doing likewise for related categories for "Olympic competitors". Being an American, I thought it best to propose this category merge here first, before doing so at WP:Categories for discussion, and I will defer to whatever the consensus decision here may be. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 11:58, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

If there are enough people that splitting the category up into smaller categories is desirable, that could be the reason. Though they should be called "Category:British Olympic medallists from England" etc -- (talk) 21:36, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

RfC: Renaming the Derry and County Londonderry articles[edit]

Please give your opinion at Talk:Derry#RfC: Renaming the Derry and County Londonderry articles. Dubs boy (talk) 20:06, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

"Wikipedia talk:WikiProject United Kingdom"[edit]

FYI Wikipedia talk:WikiProject United Kingdom (edit | project page | history | links | watch | logs) was recently, in March 2015, converted from being a redirect to Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians' notice board into being a separate talk page. So notices that once were redirected there (from 2009-2015) can be found in its history Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians' notice board (edit | project page | history | links | watch | logs) -- (talk) 04:45, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride[edit]

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The naming of the article at Ireland and the usage and topic of the pagename "Ireland" are up for discussion, see Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Ireland_Collaboration#Move "Ireland" to "Ireland (island)" or similar (June 2015) -- (talk) 05:10, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

RfC: Renaming the Derry article[edit]

Back with a vengeance? Trying to gather opinions. boy (talk) 21:21, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Thousands of UK cityscape and other images may be deleted from Commons[edit]

Please see discussion at Wikipedia:Village_pump_(miscellaneous)#Two_weeks_to_save_freedom_of_panorama_in_Europe. I think it is an item of major interest to the editors interested in this WikiProject. The (very underestimated) counts for how many images may be affected have been posted to commons:Commons_talk:Freedom_of_Panorama_2015#numbers. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 01:10, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Dissolution of ACPO[edit]

Following the dissolution of ACPO in the UK, and the creation of the National Police Chiefs' Council, all of these articles need to be re-examined and brought up to date:

and this one needs to be split out from the ACPO article entirely:

Once they've all been revised and re-referenced, Template:UK home nations police forces should also be updated to remove the reference to ACPO.

-- The Anome (talk) 15:24, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Rating explanation[edit]

Per Talk:Alleged_British_use_of_chemical_weapons_in_Mesopotamia_in_1920#Is_this_seriously_considered_high_importance_in_the_uk_and_Iraq.3F please can you explain these ratings ? -- John (Daytona2 · Talk · Contribs) 09:55, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Great Britain[edit]

"Great Britain" is an island here at English Wikipedia. Britain, like American and Russia, is a common short name of a state. See Anti-German sentiment (history) where I reverted the repeat change of one section heading from "United Kingdom" to "Great Britain" by User:Rjensen. Out of town with limited net access and time this week, this notice completes my session. --P64 (talk) 15:40, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

"Britain"/ "Great Britain" is the name of a country according to the historians--they rarely use "United Kingdom" for pre-1940 history Proof-- look at the titles of books in Amazon. Rjensen (talk) 17:11, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

stones vs kilograms[edit]

Typically speaking, do people think in terms of stones or kilograms for a person's mass in the UK? Which is more intuitive to most people? Jason Quinn (talk) 13:30, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

It probably varies by age. Older people will use stones, whereas younger people are more familiar with metric and more likely than older generations to know their weight in kilograms, though my feeling is that many still use stones and pounds when weighing themselves. Cordless Larry (talk) 18:47, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
The relevant guideline is WP:UNIT, which specifies stones and pounds for the weight of Britons. RGloucester 18:45, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Talk:1st Indian Cavalry Brigade[edit]

There is an ongoing RM discussion. --George Ho (talk) 06:37, 31 July 2015 (UTC)


The usage and primary topic of Thus is under discussion, see talk:Thus (company) -- (talk) 06:57, 1 August 2015 (UTC)