Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Requests for closure

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Requests for closure noticeboard is for posting requests to have an uninvolved editor assess, summarize, and formally close a discussion on Wikipedia. Formal closure by an uninvolved editor or administrator should be requested where consensus remains unclear, where the issue is a contentious one, or where there are wiki-wide implications, such as when the discussion is about creating, abolishing or changing a policy or guideline.

Billiardball1.png

Many discussions do not need formal closure and do not need to be listed here.

Many discussions result in a reasonably clear consensus, so if the consensus is clear, any editor—even one involved in the discussion—may close the discussion. The default length of a formal request for comment is 30 days (opened on or before 22 September 2018); if consensus becomes clear before that and discussion has slowed, then it may be closed early. However, editors usually wait at least a week after a discussion opens, unless the outcome is very obvious, so that there is enough time for a full discussion.

On average, it takes two or three weeks after the discussion ended to get a formal closure from an uninvolved editor. When the consensus is reasonably clear, participants may be best served by not requesting and then waiting weeks for a formal closure.

Billiardball2.png

If consensus is unclear, then post a neutral request here for assistance.

Please ensure that your request for a close is brief and neutrally worded. Please include a link to the discussion. Do not use this board to continue the discussion in question. Be prepared to wait for someone to review the discussion. If you disagree with a particular closure, do not dispute it here. You can start discussion at the original page or request a Closure review at Administrators' noticeboard with a link to the discussion page and the policy-based reason you believe the closure should be overturned. See Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Closure review archive for previous closure reviews.

Billiardball3.png

Any uninvolved editor may close most discussions, so long as they are prepared to discuss and justify their closing rationale.

Because requests for closure made here are often those that are the most contentious, closing these discussions can be a significant responsibility. Closers should be familiar with all policies and guidelines that could apply to the given discussion. All closers should be prepared to fully discuss the closure rationale with any editors who have questions about the closure or the underlying policies, and to provide advice about where to discuss any remaining concerns that those editors may have.

A request for comment discussed how to appeal closures and whether an administrator can summarily overturn a non-administrator's closure. The consensus was that closures should not be reverted solely because the closer was not an administrator. However, special considerations apply for articles for deletion and move discussions—see Wikipedia:Deletion process#Non-administrators closing discussions and Wikipedia:Requested moves/Closing instructions for details.

Once a discussion listed on this page has been closed, please add {{Close}} or {{Done}} and a note to the request here, after which the request will be archived.

Contents

Requests for closure

Administrative discussions

Talk:Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology#RfC on list format

(Initiated 60 days ago on 23 August 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology#RfC on list format? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 01:10, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

I'd like to emphasize the need for an administrator with experience in closing controversial discussions. This is the fourth structured discussion in a row on this article, and we need a thorough and decisive close. Antony–22 (talkcontribs) 00:38, 10 October 2018 (UTC)
I have moved the close request from the "RfCs" section to the "Administrative discussions" section. Cunard (talk) 00:52, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2018 October 9#Category:People of Huguenot descent

(Initiated 13 days ago on 9 October 2018) Would an admin assess the consensus at Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2018 October 9#Category:People of Huguenot descent? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:52, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Place new administrative discussions above this line

RfCs

Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#Bot to deliver Template:Ds/alert

(Initiated 111 days ago on 2 July 2018) Comments have stopped coming in for a while, though it won't hurt to let this hit the full 30 days. It would be very helpful if this were carefully assessed. It is not a proposal to actually implement a particular bot, but an advisory RfC to ArbCom on what such a bot might do (and not do, and why), and what issues with current WP:AC/DS practice are inspiring the desire for such automation in the first place. ArbCom has promised to take the RfC under careful consideration as community feedback. Actually, one closing option would be to simply close it without an admin analysis, instead explicitly reserving that assessment to ArbCom.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  22:20, 24 July 2018 (UTC)

Archived. Primefac (talk) 19:59, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)#RfC: Revisiting the perennial US/U.S. debate

(Initiated 108 days ago on 6 July 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)#RfC: Revisiting the perennial US/U.S. debate? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 01:09, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

Archived. Primefac (talk) 20:07, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Cathy Newman#Merge Peterson interview section?

(Initiated 93 days ago on 20 July 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Cathy Newman#Merge Peterson interview section?? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:29, 26 August 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Millennials#RfC about the editing the lead on the Millennials article

(Initiated 90 days ago on 24 July 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Millennials#RfC about the editing the lead on the Millennials article? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:29, 26 August 2018 (UTC)

Template talk:Death year and age#RfC: Age format when the birth date or death date is unknown

(Initiated 86 days ago on 28 July 2018) Would an experienced editor please assess the consensus at Template talk:Death year and age#RfC: Age format when the birth date or death date is unknown. Regards, —usernamekiran(talk) 10:32, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Template talk:Death year and age#RfC: Age format when the birth date or death date is unknown? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:52, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Talk:People's Mujahedin of Iran#RFC about the article's lead section

(Initiated 83 days ago on 30 July 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:People's Mujahedin of Iran#RFC about the article's lead section? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 01:04, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:People's Mujahedin of Iran#RFC about the article's lead section? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:52, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
 Done Regards, Cinderella157 (talk) 08:50, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Timeline of the war in Donbass (July 2018–present)#RFC on article content

(Initiated 82 days ago on 31 July 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Timeline of the war in Donbass (July 2018–present)#RFC on article content? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 01:04, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Joan Freeman (politician)#Request for comment regarding family

(Initiated 81 days ago on 1 August 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Joan Freeman (politician)#Request for comment regarding family? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 01:04, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Political activity of the Knights of Columbus#RFC on quotation marks

(Initiated 80 days ago on 2 August 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Political activity of the Knights of Columbus#RFC on quotation marks? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 01:04, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

Talk:The Bank of New York Mellon#Request for comments on Historical data section

(Initiated 80 days ago on 2 August 2018) Legobot removed RfC template. Would an editor assess the consensus at Talk:The Bank of New York Mellon#Request for comments on Historical data section? Disclosure: I have a financial conflict of interest as I am here on behalf of BNY Mellon as part of my work at Beutler Ink. Danilo Two (talk) 13:11, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (geographic names)#DAB schools with commas or brackets?

(Initiated 79 days ago on 3 August 2018) Could an experienced editor please assess consensus for this RfC? jamacfarlane (talk) 15:46, 2 September 2018 (UTC)

Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at the RfC at Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (geographic names)#DAB schools with commas or brackets?? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 01:04, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal#Suspected perpetrators parameter RfC

(Initiated 79 days ago on 3 August 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal#Suspected perpetrators parameter RfC? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 01:04, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

  • It has been archived. -The Gnome (talk) 08:46, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Pennsylvania's 7th and 15th congressional district special elections, 2018#Keep merged or separate?

(Initiated 77 days ago on 6 August 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Pennsylvania's 7th and 15th congressional district special elections, 2018#Keep merged or separate?? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 01:04, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Caucher Birkar#RfC about Caucher Birkar's nationality in the lead

(Initiated 77 days ago on 6 August 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Caucher Birkar#RfC about Caucher Birkar's nationality in the lead? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 01:04, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Highway 2 (Israel)#RFC: Which table should be used

(Initiated 76 days ago on 6 August 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Highway 2 (Israel)#RFC: Which table should be used? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 01:04, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington#RFC on first sentence of article

(Initiated 76 days ago on 6 August 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington#RFC on first sentence of article? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 01:04, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Timeline of Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections#RfC: Should this article mention Trump's trip to Moscow in 1987?

(Initiated 74 days ago on 8 August 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Timeline of Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections#RfC: Should this article mention Trump's trip to Moscow in 1987?? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 01:04, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Project namespace#Creation of a new category for consensus summaries

(Initiated 69 days ago on 14 August 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Wikipedia talk:Project namespace#Creation of a new category for consensus summaries? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 01:10, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Cleveland, Texas#RfC: 2011 rapes

(Initiated 66 days ago on 17 August 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Cleveland, Texas#RfC: 2011 rapes? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 01:10, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (Taiwan stations)#RfC on promoting this page to a guideline

(Initiated 66 days ago on 17 August 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (Taiwan stations)#RfC on promoting this page to a guideline? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:52, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation#Request for comments on the opening sentence

(Initiated 64 days ago on 19 August 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation#Request for comments on the opening sentence? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 01:10, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Sealioning#RfC about the inclusion of suggested ways to deal with sealioning

(Initiated 63 days ago on 20 August 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Sealioning#RfC about the inclusion of suggested ways to deal with sealioning? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 01:10, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Archive 208#RfC on single subsections

(Initiated 57 days ago on 26 August 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Archive 208#RfC on single subsections? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:12, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Saudi Arabia#RfC on the manual of style

(Initiated 57 days ago on 26 August 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Saudi Arabia#RfC on the manual of style? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:12, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Machine Intelligence Research Institute#Request for comment on NPOV and sourcing

(Initiated 57 days ago on 26 August 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Machine Intelligence Research Institute#Request for comment on NPOV and sourcing? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:12, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Human evolution#RcF on Denisovan 11

(Initiated 56 days ago on 26 August 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Human evolution#RcF on Denisovan 11? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:12, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

Module talk:Infobox military conflict#Request for comment

(Initiated 55 days ago on 28 August 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Module talk:Infobox military conflict#Request for comment? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:12, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

Talk:People's Mujahedin of Iran#RfC on article's timeline

(Initiated 44 days ago on 7 September 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:People's Mujahedin of Iran#RfC on article's timeline? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:52, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Geoffrey Owens#Request for comments: Working at Trader Joe's

(Initiated 43 days ago on 9 September 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Geoffrey Owens#Request for comments: Working at Trader Joe's? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:52, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

 Done Galobtter (pingó mió) 08:33, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Lisa Littman#Possible courses of action regarding this BLP

(Initiated 41 days ago on 10 September 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at the RfC at Talk:Lisa Littman#Possible courses of action regarding this BLP? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:52, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Adam Milstein#RfC on Al Jazeera Documentary

(Initiated 41 days ago on 11 September 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Adam Milstein#RfC on Al Jazeera Documentary? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:52, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Francis Beaufort#RfC on National Origins

(Initiated 40 days ago on 12 September 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Francis Beaufort#RfC on National Origins? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:52, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Featured picture criteria#Proposal

(Initiated 40 days ago on 12 September 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at the RfC at Wikipedia talk:Featured picture criteria#Proposal? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:52, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Winona Ryder#RfC: "Marriage" to Keanu Reeves

(Initiated 38 days ago on 14 September 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Winona Ryder#RfC: "Marriage" to Keanu Reeves? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:52, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

 Done Galobtter (pingó mió) 08:40, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Keanu Reeves#RfC: "Marriage" to Winona Ryder

(Initiated 38 days ago on 14 September 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Keanu Reeves#RfC: "Marriage" to Winona Ryder? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:52, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

 Done Galobtter (pingó mió) 08:40, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Sport in Australia#RFC on Population-Wide Metrics

(Initiated 36 days ago on 15 September 2018) Would an experienced editor please assess the consensus at Talk:Sport in Australia#RFC on Population-Wide Metrics? Thanks, Siento (talk) 10:25, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Quiet storm#RfC: Should "quiet storm" be identified in the lead as a radio format, genre/subgenre, or both?

(Initiated 37 days ago on 15 September 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Quiet storm#RfC: Should "quiet storm" be identified in the lead as a radio format, genre/subgenre, or both?? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:52, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Shenphen Rinpoche#Activity in Slovenia section

(Initiated 36 days ago on 16 September 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at the RfC at Talk:Shenphen Rinpoche#Activity in Slovenia section? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:52, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Nabil Gabol#RfC: Should we mention the murder allegation ?

(Initiated 36 days ago on 16 September 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Nabil Gabol#RfC: Should we mention the murder allegation ?? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:52, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

 Done Galobtter (pingó mió) 08:59, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Monsanto#RfC: Coverage of Roundup Cancer Case

(Initiated 35 days ago on 17 September 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Monsanto#RfC: Coverage of Roundup Cancer Case? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:52, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Antisemitism in the UK Labour Party#RfC: Inclusion of expert opinions, views of pundits, activist groups, tweets, etc.

(Initiated 35 days ago on 17 September 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Antisemitism in the UK Labour Party#RfC: Inclusion of expert opinions, views of pundits, activist groups, tweets, etc.? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:52, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Dark wave#RfC: Does this article suffer from WP:SYNTH?

(Initiated 34 days ago on 18 September 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Dark wave#RfC: Does this article suffer from WP:SYNTH?? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:52, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#RfC: Notify pending-changes reviewers during large backlogs

(Initiated 34 days ago on 18 September 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#RfC: Notify pending-changes reviewers during large backlogs? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:52, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Anime and manga/Archive 71#Request for Comment: Is it relevant to list all production companies or just main animation studios in the infobox of film articles?

(Initiated 30 days ago on 22 September 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Anime and manga/Archive 71#Request for Comment: Is it relevant to list all production companies or just main animation studios in the infobox of film articles?? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:52, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Place new discussions concerning RfCs above this line

Deletion discussions

Place new discussions concerning XfDs above this line

Other types of closing requests

Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#How to/should we add a Wikidata item link to Authority control

(Initiated 138 days ago on 5 June 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#How to/should we add a Wikidata item link to Authority control? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 01:41, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

Now archived, at here Galobtter (pingó mió) 11:13, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Reliable sources/Noticeboard#Is Designers & Dragons a RS for: (a) games and game companies, (b) BLPs?

(Initiated 64 days ago on 19 August 2018) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Wikipedia:Reliable sources/Noticeboard#Is Designers & Dragons a RS for: (a) games and game companies, (b) BLPs?? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:29, 26 August 2018 (UTC)

Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Administrators%27_noticeboard/Requests_for_closure&oldid=865181836"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Requests_for_closure
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Requests for closure"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA