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Script errorTemplate:Template shortcut Template:Subst only Script error Template:Redirect [[TemplateTemplate:ColonTemplate:ROOTPAGENAME]], with the assistance of RMCD bot, populates Wikipedia:Requested moves/Current discussions and Category:Requested moves.

This template is substituted for input validation and archiving reasons (so a permanent record of the proposed page name can be placed on the talk page).

Edits to this template, and Module:Requested move, which it invokes, can adversely affect RMCD bot. Please check edits with the bot operator before implementation.

Usage

Specified new name

Use this template to tag articles with a controversial or potentially controversial move request. For uncontroversial/technical requests, use Template:Tls.

Please note that unlike Template:Article for deletion (talk<dot-separator>links<dot-separator>edit), the discussion for a page move must take place on the talk page, not on Wikipedia:Requested moves.

Add this template at the bottom of the talk page of the page that you want to be moved. It should be formatted like this:

{{subst:Requested move|NewName |reason= Why}}

Where:

  • NewName = your proposed new name for the page, i.e., the name which the page should be renamed or moved to
  • Why = your rationale for the proposed page name change, ideally referring to applicable naming convention policies and guidelines, and providing evidence in support where appropriate

This will create a template (see Template:Requested move/dated) in a new section on the talk page, and links to the old page and new page. For example:

{{subst:Requested move|Template:Move |reason= Move was the original name of this template, and we should revert to that.}}

will create:

Template:Fake heading Template:Requested move/dated/mirror

Template:Requested moveTemplate:No redirect – Move was the original name of this template, and we should revert to that. Username (talk) 14:49, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

User:RMCD bot will copy the move information to WP:RM, usually within 20 minutes.

Unspecified new name

If you're unsure about what the best new name is, use a question mark for the new name.

{{subst:Requested move|? |reason= The name should be either "move" or "rename", let's discuss which is better.}}

creates:

Template:Fake heading Template:Requested move/dated/mirror

Template:Requested move → ? – The name should be either "move" or "rename", let's discuss which is better. Username (talk) 14:49, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

Custom header

You may also ask the template to override the default header.

{{subst:Requested move|Template:Rename |reason= Rename is a more intuitive term.|header = Rename this?}}

creates:

Template:Fake heading

Template:Requested move/dated/mirror

Template:Requested moveTemplate:No redirect – Rename is a more intuitive term. Username (talk) 14:49, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

Single page move on different talk page

Occasionally, a move request is made for a page that is not the subject page of the talk page on which the request must be made. An example would be to make a request to rename WP:WikiProject Articles for creation/Resources to, say, WP:WikiProject Articles for creation/Reviewing and templates. The talk page of the project page to be moved, WT:WikiProject Articles for creation/Resources, redirects to the main subject talk page, WT:WikiProject Articles for creation, to centralize discussions, so that is where the requested move should be made using the following code:

{{subst:requested move|reason=(the reason for the page move goes here).|current1=WP:WikiProject Articles for creation/Resources|new1=WP:WikiProject Articles for creation/Reviewing and templates}}

which creates:

Template:Fake heading

Template:Requested move/dated/mirror

Note that the |1= unnamed parameter is not used, and that the |current1= and |new1= parameters are used similar to multiple page moves described below.

Multiple related move requests

Related moves should be combined into a single request. This is particularly applicable when changing a primary topic, which generally requires moving at least a disambiguation page and another related page. Additional proposed moves should be formatted like this:

{{subst:Requested move|NewName |reason= Why
|current2 = Current title of page 2
|new2 = New title for page 2
|current3 = Current title of page 3
|new3 = New title for page 3
.
.
|currentN = Current title of page N
|newN = New title for page N
}}

Where:

  • NewName = your proposed new name for page 1, i.e., the page whose talk page is being used for the discussion
  • N = the number of pages which are proposed for moves

Occasionally the discussions for significant multi-move requests may be hosted on WikiProject talk pages or other pages in Project namespace. For multi-move discussions hosted on a page which is not itself proposed to be moved, specify |current1=Current title of page 1 for the first page to move.

Adding survey and discussion subsections

Use the code |talk=yes to append the subsections in Template:Requested move/talk (talk<dot-separator>links<dot-separator>edit).

Suppressing the signature or the section header

This template automatically adds a signature to the requested move reason unless it appears to be already signed. To suppress the signature, you can use the code |sign=no. To suppress the section header, |header=no.
Requested moves are required to have a section header and signature, so these parameters should rarely be used, generally only by experienced editors repairing malformed requests.

Default behavior

  • If neither parameter {{{1}}} or {{{new1}}} are specified, then ? – an unspecified destination to be decided on the talk page – is assumed
  • If neither parameter {{{2}}} or {{{reason}}} are specified, the default text is "Please place your rationale for the proposed move here." This text should be edited to replace it with an actual rationale for the requested move.

Deprecated parameter

  • Use of unnamed parameter {{{2}}} is not encouraged, because an unnamed parameter doesn't support reasons containing an equals sign (often in web links), due to MediaWiki Template:Bug.

Error messages

This template validates editor input, and may write one of the following messages if it's not used as intended. These errors are not reported at WP:RM. If you need help using this template, review the instructions given at requesting controversial and potentially controversial moves. If you still need help, post a question at Wikipedia talk:Requested moves.

See also

Template:Article title dispute templates


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