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Requests for deletions


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This item seems like a bad idea for two reasons:

  1. The gender of names depends on the fads of the day. For example, Ashley used to be an exclusively male name and is now an exclusively female name. Sometimes these changes can take place in a matter of a few years, for example, in the 70s, Ryan was exclusively a male name. Then in the 80s there was a surge of women named Ryan.
  2. The gender of names depends on the culture and language. For example, Camille is a male name in French and a female name in English.

I don't think we have enough manpower to keep up with problem #1 and I don't think we have enough expertise to keep track of problem #2. In most cases, the use of this item will simply be one person's opinion at one point in time, not objective long-lasting metadata.. --Kaldari (talk) 00:24, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Isn't this item still in use? -- BeneBot* (talk) 05:30, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes, but I would like to get other people's opinion before removing it. If there's a better place to discuss this (that doesn't require removing all the uses first), please let me know. Kaldari (talk) 07:11, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
You know you're talking to a bot? Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 08:00, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
It hasn't been used on any of the names you mention. What problem are you trying to create? --- Jura 07:08, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
That's true, but as soon as John becomes a popular name for women, we're going to be in trouble. Kaldari (talk) 07:11, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Future tense? So, currently, we are trying to find a solution for a non-existing problem? --- Jura 07:28, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Well, there's also the current problem of deciding how this item would actually be applied. Are we supposed to take into account all language usage or only the usage in the person's native language? Should it be based on the name usage at the time of the person's birth or current name usage? Does it matter that it probably won't be verifiable? How are borderline cases decided, like women named Chris? Kaldari (talk) 07:50, 17 March 2015 (UTC)


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Meta-item in basically the wrong namespace. This should be able to be captured by a constraint on any number of items. --Izno (talk) 05:01, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Isn't this item still in use? -- BeneBot* (talk) 05:20, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Iznogood to remove this before actually discussing it. Let's restore it first.
    "Should" is correct, but we haven't seen a stable alternate solution yet. --- Jura 07:08, 30 March 2015 (UTC)


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Moved to Q8702788 Antonio1952 (talk) 17:31, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Isn't this item still in use? -- BeneBot* (talk) 18:20, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
User Jared Preston has moved (see) from Q8702788 to Q6289384! --Antonio1952 (talk) 20:21, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Bulk deletion request : Obsolete empty categories[edit]

Please delete Category:Properties with incomplete documentation and its 6 subcategories: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Created by me for {{Property documentation}}, recently changed by Zolo (talkcontribslogs) to rather use a new family of categories (located at Category:Property documentation maintenance). See discussion at Module_talk:Property documentation#Broken links to property proposal discussions.

LaddΩ chat ;) 20:33, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

done. --Zolo (talk) 08:18, 18 April 2015 (UTC)


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Redirect page on ar-wikipeda Ziad (talk) 00:34, 18 April 2015 (UTC)


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Empty Yamaha5 (talk) 02:58, 18 April 2015 (UTC)


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Duplicate with biography (Q36279) Geohakkeri (talk) 07:57, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Bulk deletion request: Empty items[edit]

  1. Q19816103 (delete | history | links | logs)
  2. Q19816104 (delete | history | links | logs)
  3. Q19816106 (delete | history | links | logs)

Empty items Geohakkeri (talk) 08:05, 18 April 2015 (UTC)