Talk:Margaret Purves

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Discussions about how to categorize holders of the Victoria Cross and the George Cross have developed here and here.

No consensus was reached. --Ansei (talk) 13:43, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

The pattern of diffs here is striking because it is familiar. It is very much like the failed consensus-building above -- compare
  1. Wikipedia:Simple talk/Archive 101#Category synonyms
  2. Category talk:Orders, decorations, and medals#Thread
In both threads, constructive steps toward consensus were stopped in the same way. This ipse dixit pattern is harmful to our project. It is an 800 lb gorilla and an elephant in the room. --Ansei (talk) 14:30, 19 December 2012 (UTC)