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Notification of RfC concerning List of areas of London

FYI: Pointer to discussion elsewhere
Please see Talk:List of areas of London#RFC Project to cleanup the child pages of this page --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 20:49, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Disambiguation links on pages tagged by this wikiproject

Wikipedia has many thousands of wikilinks which point to disambiguation pages. It would be useful to readers if these links directed them to the specific pages of interest, rather than making them search through a list. Members of WikiProject Disambiguation have been working on this and the total number is now below 20,000 for the first time. Some of these links require specialist knowledge of the topics concerned and therefore it would be great if you could help in your area of expertise.

A list of the relevant links on pages which fall within the remit of this wikiproject can be found at

Please take a few minutes to help make these more useful to our readers.— Rod talk 16:56, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

How is "Category:London articles missing geocoordinate data" populated?

I'm noticing that a lot of the articles in Category:Streets in the City of Westminster have neither coordinates nor a {{Coord missing}} template. Is there a bot or a semi-automated process behind this that's somehow overlooked these (and other borough?) street articles? --Gapfall (talk) 19:30, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

@Gapfall: Category:London articles missing geocoordinate data is populated by {{coord missing|London}}. This template is normally added to articles by The Anomebot2 (talk · contribs) and the botop is The Anome (talk · contribs). --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 23:28, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

Greenwich Pier

Was wondering if someone could take a look at Greenwich Pier? It's not supported by any citations to reliable sources, and has been tagged as such since 2009. If the assessment is that pier is not really notable for a stand-alone article, then maybe it should be taken to WP:AfD. I'm not sure what notability guidelines structures fall under, or if it's considered notable just because Greenwich is a World Heritage Site. -- Marchjuly (talk) 01:48, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

Potential move of Borough Council pages

I've been working through local government pages in England and moving pages where appropriate to reflect their common recognisable name. For the London Councils it seemed appropriate to address the issue all at once, and avoid causing any major disruptions.

As it stands the article names all follow the convention of District Name London Borough Council. However, this is not the WP:COMMONNAME for London councils. All but possibly one London Borough council have rebranded and renamed to follow the convention of District Name Council, consciously omitting 'London Borough' from their name. As a consequence, the question of moving the 32 borough council pages needs to be raised. Bellow I have created a table with links to the various council official websites to show how London Borough has been dropped from the names of Councils.

Council page Name on website
Otherwise media handle
Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council
Barking and Dagenham – Official Twitter feed of Barking and Dagenham Council.
Barnet London Borough Council Barnet Council
Bexley London Borough Council Bexley Council
Brent London Borough Council Brent Council
Bromley London Borough Council Bromley Council
Camden London Borough Council Camden Council
Croydon London Borough Council Croydon Council
Ealing London Borough Council Ealing Council
Enfield London Borough Council Enfield Council
Greenwich London Borough Council Royal Borough of Greenwich
Royal Greenwich – Official Greenwich Council account monitored in office hours.
Hackney London Borough Council Hackney Council
Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council Hammersmith & Fulham Council
Haringey London Borough Council Haringey Council
Harrow London Borough Council Harrow Council
Havering London Borough Council Havering Council
Hillingdon London Borough Council Hillingdon Council
Hounslow London Borough Council Hounslow Council
Islington London Borough Council Islington Council
Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council Kensington and Chelsea Council
Kingston upon Thames London Borough Council Kingston Council
Lambeth London Borough Council Lambeth Council
Lewisham London Borough Council Lewisham Council
Merton London Borough Council Merton Council
Newham London Borough Council Newham Council
Redbridge London Borough Council Redbridge Council
Richmond upon Thames London Borough Council London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Richmond Council – News and tips from the council and community
Southwark London Borough Council Southwark Council
Sutton London Borough Council Sutton Council
Tower Hamlets London Borough Council Tower Hamlets council
Waltham Forest London Borough Council Waltham Forest Council
Wandsworth London Borough Council Wandsworth Council
Westminster City Council Westminster City Council

In my opinion, this would also help the article titles conform better to MOS:PRECISION, whereby article names should be precise enough define the article scope, but no more precise than that. Depending on responses, I may start a WP:RMC, post to WP:RMT, or take no action at all. As the pages are all covered by this Project Group it seemed the appropriate place to start a discussion. ToastButterToast (talk) 18:23, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Emma Portman, Viscountess Portman article

Hi, all. We need people weighing in at Talk:Emma Portman, Viscountess Portman#Accuracy. It's about when Portman dies and therefore the accuracy of the viscountess title. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 19:39, 9 March 2018 (UTC)

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