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Requested move 22 November 2018

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review after discussing it on the closer's talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: MOVED Galobtter (pingó mió) 09:05, 9 December 2018 (UTC)


– Firstly, these are all de facto subpages of Wikipedia:Contact us. Implementing them as actual subpages will create a breadcrumb trail at the top of the page, will allow the use of Help:Link#Subpage links, will facilitate searching within all subpages, and will provide a technical manifestation of their relatedness. Secondly, the page titles should be updated to reflect how they appear in the navigation template on the page (thus the changes in the names). Thirdly, the current titles do not comply with WP:DASH in that they use a hyphen instead of an em-dash. If they are made subpages, this punctuation become irrelevant. Bsherr (talk) 00:19, 22 November 2018 (UTC)--Relisted.Ammarpad (talk) 09:42, 29 November 2018 (UTC)

Where is it written that page titles should use em-dashes? I can't find it in WP:DASH. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 20:07, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
Seems like a logical move to me...but Mos doesn't apply to project space WP:PRJC (just for future reference).--Moxy (talk) 02:20, 23 November 2018 (UTC)
Hi Moxy. Not exactly, as least how I read it. Per Wikipedia:Project namespace#Content the project namespace "do[es] not generally need to conform to the same … style conventions as articles" (emphasis added). My understanding of the meaning of that is that the project namespace need and should not be in the same style as articles, but I think it's generally accepted that the grammatical, spelling, and syntactic rules still apply to the project namespace. --Bsherr (talk) 17:39, 23 November 2018 (UTC)
Hi Redrose. The rule is not specific to page titles. An em-dash is used to signify a break in text, for example as an alternative to a colon. A hyphen is never used for that purpose. --Bsherr (talk) 17:39, 23 November 2018 (UTC)
No, what I mean is that whenever WP:DASH mentions dashes in the context of page titles, these are en-dashes (–), not em-dashes (—). --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 19:14, 23 November 2018 (UTC)
You're referring to the section "In article titles", yes? You're correct, it doesn't mention em-dashes, but only because en-dashes are more common in article titles. Other punctuation is not mentioned at all, but not with any intention. (The MOS is not intended to be exhaustive of all grammar and style rules.) The next section, "Punctuating a sentence (em or en dashes)" applies equally to titles. --Bsherr (talk) 19:51, 23 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support. It makes sense to organize these as subpages. bd2412 T 14:52, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. On a related note, about a year or so ago, I had considered moving all of these pages proactively to the titles that the nominator is proposing for the subpage reasoning ... exactly per the nom and for organization purposes as it’s simpler to move subpages with its parent page than to attempt to find all related pages that are not subpages. However, I did not move the pages back then since all of these pages are move-protected. (These pages will have to be moved by an administrator.) Steel1943 (talk) 19:21, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

Move all pages that doesn’t use Commonwealth English variants to use the Commonwealth English variant as its title

Not an issue for Contact us. Referred elsewhere.

Many countries that speak English are part of the Commonwealth of nations, aka the Commonwealth, use the -our, -ise/yse, and -nce ending spellings, not the American/Liberian/Philippine spellings of -or,-ize/yze, and -nse ending spellings. The article Elevator can be an exception because Canada uses Elevator even though it’s part of the Commonwealth and the Commonwealth uses lift except in Canada where again they use Elevator. MetricSupporter89 (talk) 15:29, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

Canada also uses the -ize/yze ending spellings as well even though it’s part of the Commonwealth. MetricSupporter89 (talk) 15:36, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

Opposed despite being Canadian I realize Wikipedia is based in the United States....Thus MOS:TIES and WP:RETAIN should be recognized in this case .... even though the MoS does not really apply to Administration pages.... it seems like a prudent rule of thumb to follow in this case.--Moxy (talk) 15:50, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
This doesn't belong here. Take it to the village pump if you wish to pursue it. — JJMC89(T·C) 21:58, 9 March 2019 (UTC)