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"New English words" sections[edit]

Some year articles have had a section entitled "New English words" added to them. These sections usually contain non-notable neologisms, in contrast with the rest of the page. I don't think the year articles are the right place for this information. Thoughts?

You can see some examples at 2016#New English words and 2015#New English words. Pinging SheriffIsInTown, who added the sections mostly on 4 May 2018. Enterprisey (talk!) 06:53, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

My plan was to add "New English words" section to all year articles going backwards. I know I introduced something new to these articles. I thought there is nothing wrong with introducing something new. This tracks the development of the language over the years / centuries and is good encyclopedic information to record. Sheriff | ☎ 911 | 10:58, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
SheriffIsInTown, yeah, I agree that it's encyclopedic information and that it's likely a good idea to have these listed somewhere. I wonder if it may be a better idea to have the information somewhere else, such as in an article with just those new words? Enterprisey (talk!) 07:34, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

Duplicate year categories[edit]

Hey, all. I've noticed some strange new categories that seem to duplicate existing ones.

Category:Current events by country
Category:2018-related timelines for current events
Category:2018 timelines by country

I put them all up for CfD: Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2018_November_19. I think this project pertains to these categories and I would love some more input. Best, BenKuykendall (talk) 08:30, 19 November 2018 (UTC)


i think that 0s is starts january 1 and ends december 31 9. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 4426326a (talkcontribs) 14:23, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

Consensus seems to be that 0s is not exactly a decade, but runs from January 1, 1 through December 31, 9. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 21:19, 1 December 2018 (UTC)
However, regardless of whether 0s and 0s BC are in List of decades, they should definitely be in Category:Decades. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 21:27, 1 December 2018 (UTC)

Birth/Death images[edit]

Garchomp2017 asserts that, for example, a person born in 1992 and died in 2008, can only have an image in 1992#Births if he has an image in 2018#Deaths. I see no reasonable justification based on policy, guidelines, or custon; nor any previous discussion here. I think it unreasonable. Comments? — Arthur Rubin (talk) 16:30, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

The argument seems to me parallel to WP:OTHERSTUFFEXISTS. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 16:35, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

Well I want Wikipedia to be balanced. Like yeah, some people can have their images here but if it takes too much room, then it just creates a bit of a problem and I could replace someone’s image for Miller in the 2018 article but I’m not completely sure if there was a discussion about it. Gar (talk) 21:35, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

Balanced? Like a pair of bookends, but not even as balanced as fair and balanced news. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 07:36, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Chronology categories for Congress Poland[edit]

Please see and participate in the discussion at Category talk:1900s establishments in Congress Poland. – Fayenatic London 20:43, 7 December 2018 (UTC)