Everything Food & Drink:Request for page move

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Closing instructions


Requested moves is a place for requesting the retitling of a page, a template, or a page in the Everything Food & Drink namespace. Any user can use the [move] tab located at the top of each page to perform simple moves (see Help:Moving a page). Unregistered users and users not yet confirmed may request moves here. Administrator help is required in some situations. Such moves can also be listed here.

In some situations the appropriateness of a move or name change may be under dispute, and discussion is necessary in order to reach a consensus. There is no obligation to list such move requests here; this page may be seen as a place to advertise move debates that would benefit from wider community input, or for users to request assistance from administrators in moving pages.

Discussions about retitling of an page (page move) should be carried out at the article's talk page without adding an entry here. See the directions in the section Requesting controversial and potentially controversial moves.

Most move requests are processed by a handful of regular contributors who are familiar with naming conventions, nonbinding precedents, and page moving procedures. Two pages often cited during move discussions, which you might want to familiarize yourself with before making your request, are our naming convention regarding primary topics and our guideline on using common English names. Requests are generally processed after seven days, although backlogs often develop. If there is a clear consensus after this time, the request will be closed and acted upon. If not, the closer may choose to re-list the request to allow time for consensus to develop, or close it as "no consensus". The processes involved in closing requests, performing moves and necessary tidying tasks when a move is performed can be viewed at closing instructions.

Requesting a page move

Author notification

Here at Everything Food & Drink, page moves or re-naming are a little more well, personal. When making a request for a move or re-naming of a page, the original page author MUST be notified of the request before any action will be taken. All avenues to notify the author must be documented and exhausted. If the author can not be contacted or is no longer active or interested in the page or EFD, is established, then the process may continue.

If your proposal involves moving more than one page—for example, if you will need to move one page to move another page to that title—please use the process for "Requesting multiple page moves" below.

On the talk page you wish to move or change, click " + " at the top of the page to open a new edit section and add your proposal.
It should be formatted like this:

{{subst:RMtalk|Proposed new name|Reason for move.}} Place here your rationale for the proposed pagemove or name change, and the [[Wikipedia:Diff|Diff]] to the authors talk page containing the notification of your request.

The requested move, is created along with a location for survey and discussion by this template, and that the template must be substituted. The template will also automatically include your signature.

Requesting controversial and potentially controversial moves

Do not put more than one move request on the same article talk page, as this is not supported by the bot that handles updates to this page. (For requesting multiple moves, see below.)

This process is only necessary if there is any reason to believe a requested move would be contested.
A new section should be made on the talk page of the discussed page, as explained in the section below. For uncontroversial move requests (e.g. spelling and capitalization fixes), see Uncontroversial requests below.

Processes beyond the scope of this page

Separate processes normally exist ( and will as the need arises ) for moving certain types of pages, and for changes other than page moves,
such as:

  • Renaming a category
  • Renaming an image or other file
  • Renaming a stub template
  • Moves from user space
  • Merging two articles
  • Requesting that page histories be merged

All request that fall in the realm of these actions need to be posted here as well.

Uncontroversial requests

If there has been any debate about a move or title change of a page, or if anyone could reasonably agree with the move, then treat it as controversial and post your request in the sub-section Current requests immediately below this section.

If the page has recently been moved without discussion, then you may revert the move (although this is not necessary) and initiate a discussion of the move on the talk page of the article. (See also: Wikipedia:BOLD, revert, discuss cycle.) If this reversion requires administrator assistance, it is also eligible to be listed here. When listing this kind of request, please include a link showing that you have attempted to discuss the page move first.

If the move you are suggesting is uncontroversial (e.g. spelling and capitalization), please feel free to move the page yourself. If you cannot move the page yourself, then request it below. Only list proposals here that are clearly uncontroversial but require assistance from an administrator or confirmed user.

If the only obstacle to an uncontroversial move is a navigation aid (e.g., a redirect or an unnecessary disambiguation page with a minor edit history), the template {{db-move}} can be used instead to have that page deleted under criterion for speedy deletion G6. Note that this template requires two parameters: {{db-move|page to be moved here|reason for move}}.

Otherwise list new uncontroversial requests at the bottom of the sub-section "Current requests" immediately below this section using {{subst:RMassist|Old page name|Requested name|Reason for move}} (rather than copying other entries). The template will automatically insert a bullet and include your signature. No edits to the article's talk page are required.

New request