Template:Movenotice

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Usage[change | change source]

This template should be placed at the top of the article's lead section. A pipe should be used to specify the new page title. Thus, {{movenotice|newpagename}} will render as:

Naturally, replace "newpagename" with the proposed page name the text would be moved to.

By default, discussion is directed to the talk page of the existing article. Optionally, the discussion page name can also be specified (with or without a section link). For example, {{movenotice|newpagename|Talk:Another page name#Some section heading}} will produce:

Used when suggesting a page be moved to a new title but the editor thinks there should be discussion on the talk page first. In the case of an uncontroversial, be bold and simply move it without discussion. If the move target is already taken, add {{QD|g6}} to the redirect page. Be sure you change the lead to accurately reflect the updated page name (see WP:LEAD for more information).

In most cases the move is probably intuitively obvious and uncontroversial; use this tag only when it can be expected that the move may be opposed and consensus must be built first. This may require the use of reliable sources to clarify or substantiate the reasoning.

Arguments to the template are:

  1. The proposed new name. If this is omitted the text "to newname" is omitted from the output.
  2. The page to discuss it. This defaults to the article's own talk page, but a section within it may be useful.
  3. Some additional text which is added to the end of the first sentence, after a space. This can suggest a second or third alternative name, or give an extremely brief rationale.

Note about move versus merge[change | change source]

A page merge means the information on multiple pages will be combined into a single page, generally leaving redirects. A merge is appropriate when there is information to be combined rather than simply a title change.

Related pages[change | change source]