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The Requests for closure noticeboard is for posting requests to have an uninvolved editor assess, summarize, and formally close a discussion on Wikiafripedia. 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.

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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 1 November 2021); 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.

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

Please ensure that your request for closure is brief and neutrally worded, and also ensure that a link to the discussion itself is included as well. Be prepared to wait for someone to act on your request and do not use this board to continue the discussion in question.

If you disagree with a particular closure, do not dispute it here. Please discuss matters on the closer's talk page instead, and, if necessary, request a closure review at the administrators' noticeboard. Include links to the closure being challenged and the discussion on the closer's talk page, and also include a policy-based rationale supporting your request for the closure to be overturned.

See Wikiafripedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Closure review archive for previous closure reviews.

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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 Wikiafripedia:Deletion process#Non-administrators closing discussions and Wikiafripedia:Requested moves/Closing instructions for details.

To reduce editing conflicts and an undesirable duplication of effort when closing a discussion listed on this page, please append {{Closing}} or {{Doing}} to the discussion's entry here. When finished, replace it with {{Close}} or {{Done}} and an optional note which allows archiving of the completed request.

Requests for closure[edit source | edit]

Administrative discussions[edit source | edit]

Wikiafripedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Archive314#Request for reclosure of RfC on Tulsi Gabbard's BLP (Assad/Modi)[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 861 days ago on 24 July 2019) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Wikiafripedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Archive314#Request for reclosure of RfC on Tulsi Gabbard's BLP (Assad/Modi)? This is an RfC close review that was archived without closure on 6 October 2019. Like deletion reviews, RfC close reviews should be formally assessed to determine whether the RfC close was correct or incorrect. Thanks, Cunard (talk) 08:36, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

Place new administrative discussions above this line using a level 4 heading[edit source | edit]

RfCs[edit source | edit]

Wikiafripedia talk:Reliable sources/Noticeboard/Archive 6#RfC: Header text[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 903 days ago on 12 June 2019) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Wikiafripedia talk:Reliable sources/Noticeboard/Archive 6#RfC: Header text? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 09:38, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

Wikiafripedia:Reliable sources/Noticeboard#RFC: Moratorium on "general reliability" RFCs[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 871 days ago on 14 July 2019) Would an uninvolved experienced editor please assess the consensus at Wikiafripedia:Reliable sources/Noticeboard#RFC: Moratorium on "general reliability" RFCs? Thank you. — Newslinger talk 17:46, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

Wikiafripedia:Village pump (policy)/Archive 153#RFC:Purposes of Portals (19 July 2019)[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 866 days ago on 19 July 2019) Would an uninvolved editor please asses the consensus at this RFC: Purposes of Portals (19 July 2019) RfC on the purposes of portals?  Robert McClenon (talk) 05:10, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

 Done Fish+Karate 10:27, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

Talk:Antisemitism in the UK Labour Party/Archive 10#RfC on inclusion of claims in Panorama documentary and 64 peers' letter (advertisement)[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 865 days ago on 20 July 2019) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Antisemitism in the UK Labour Party/Archive 10#RfC on inclusion of claims in Panorama documentary and 64 peers' letter (advertisement)? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 01:22, 25 August 2019 (UTC)

Talk:Immigration and crime in Germany#RfC: "By Region" section[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 856 days ago on 29 July 2019) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Immigration and crime in Germany#RfC: "By Region" section? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 01:25, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

Wikiafripedia:Village pump (technical)/Archive 176#Suppress rendering of Template:Wikiafripedia books[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 847 days ago on 6 August 2019) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at the RfC at Wikiafripedia:Village pump (technical)#Suppress rendering of Template:Wikiafripedia books? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 01:25, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

Talk:2019 Hong Kong protests#Rfc on including Junius Ho in the infobox of this article which use Template:Infobox civil conflict[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 842 days ago on 12 August 2019) Seeking an experienced and uninvolved editor to assess the consensus at Talk:2019 Hong Kong protests#Rfc on including Junius Ho in the infobox of this article which use Template:Infobox civil conflict. Matthew hk (talk) 09:30, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Please review this discussion. --Jax 0677 (talk) 14:17, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Talk:People's Mujahedin of Iran#RfC about the MEK's appeal in its homeland[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 831 days ago on 23 August 2019) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:People's Mujahedin of Iran#RfC about the MEK's appeal in its homeland? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:04, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

Talk:Montenegrin language#RfC about minority languages in infobox[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 828 days ago on 26 August 2019) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Montenegrin language#RfC about minority languages in infobox? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:04, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

Talk:David Koch#Lede rfc[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 825 days ago on 29 August 2019) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:David Koch#Lede rfc? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:04, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

Talk:Opinion polling for the next Italian general election#RfC on "Government/Other" columns[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 824 days ago on 30 August 2019) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Opinion polling for the next Italian general election#RfC on "Government/Other" columns? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:04, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

No new input since 20 September 2019, the bot removed the RfC tag at 19:01, 29 September 2019‎ (UTC). Needs consensus assessment and subsequent closure by an uninvolved editor. Impru20talk 15:30, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

Talk:List of music considered the worst#RFC for album inclusion[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 824 days ago on 30 August 2019) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:List of music considered the worst#RFC for album inclusion? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:04, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

Will do. WBGconverse 03:50, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

Talk:U.S. state#Request for comment on state-equivalents[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 822 days ago on 1 September 2019) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:U.S. state#Request for comment on state-equivalents? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:04, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

Talk:Paul Stamets#RfC about description of Paul Stamets in the lede[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 820 days ago on 3 September 2019) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Paul Stamets#RfC about description of Paul Stamets in the lede? I am not closing this RfC as some of the supports are qualified supports. Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:04, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

Wikiafripedia:Village pump (proposals)/Archive 161#RFC: Block edits that contain a VisualEditor bug[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 819 days ago on 3 September 2019) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Wikiafripedia:Village pump (proposals)#RFC: Block edits that contain a VisualEditor bug? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:04, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

Since the RfC is about the creation of an edit filter, I'm leaving a note at the edit filter noticeboard requesting that it be closed by an edit filter manager; it seems pretty clear that the consensus is for the creation of a filter, but such a decision could only be enacted by an efm. --DannyS712 (talk) 01:32, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

Talk:Donald Trump#RfC: books in lead[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 817 days ago on 6 September 2019) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Donald Trump#RfC: books in lead? Thanks, ―Mandruss  23:43, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

Talk:Andy Ngo#RfC: Do sources support calling Ngo's statements on the hammer attack "false"?[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 814 days ago on 9 September 2019) RfC requesting an admin closing.  Thanks, Springee (talk) 02:13, 18 October 2019 (UTC)

Talk:Marvin Minsky#RfC on Giuffre/Epstein issue[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 814 days ago on 9 September 2019) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Marvin Minsky#RfC on Giuffre/Epstein issue? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:54, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Talk:Right-wing populism#RfC: Inclusion of Bannon material[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 812 days ago on 11 September 2019) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Right-wing populism#RfC: Inclusion of Bannon material? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:54, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Wikiafripedia talk:WikiProject Film#RfC on distributor of post-merger Fox films[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 812 days ago on 11 September 2019) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Wikiafripedia talk:WikiProject Film#RfC on distributor of post-merger Fox films? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:54, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Doing... Will close this up by tomorrow. --qedk (t c) 21:28, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
 Done --qedk (t c) 15:33, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

Talk:Milo Yiannopoulos#RFC - Improving the lede[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 811 days ago on 12 September 2019) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Milo Yiannopoulos#RFC - Improving the lede? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:54, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Talk:Conspiracy theories about Adolf Hitler's death#RfC: Mention of Abel Basti and or his work[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 811 days ago on 12 September 2019) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Conspiracy theories about Adolf Hitler's death#RfC: Mention of Abel Basti and or his work? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:54, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Talk:Transgender#RfC: How to word the WAP:LEAD[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 810 days ago on 13 September 2019) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Transgender#RfC: How to word the WAP:LEAD]? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:54, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Talk:Serbia#RfC regarding infobox[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 809 days ago on 14 September 2019) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Serbia#RfC regarding infobox]? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:54, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Talk:Democrat Party#RfC: Should this disambiguation page include an entry to Democratic Party (United States)?[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 806 days ago on 17 September 2019) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Democrat Party#RfC: Should this disambiguation page include an entry to Democratic Party (United States)?? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:54, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Talk:Israeli settlement#RFC on Bill in Republic of Ireland[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 805 days ago on 18 September 2019) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus here please. Selfstudier (talk) 17:47, 18 October 2019 (UTC)

Talk:Super Audio CD#Rfc: Meyer-Moran paper from 2007 in lead section[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 804 days ago on 18 September 2019) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Talk:Super Audio CD#Rfc: Meyer-Moran paper from 2007 in lead section? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:54, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

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Deletion discussions[edit source | edit]

XFD backlog
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CfD 0 0 0 0 47
TfD 0 0 0 0 3
MfD Lua error in Module:XfD_old/AfD_and_MfD at line 32: attempt to index local 'content' (a nil value). Lua error in Module:XfD_old/AfD_and_MfD at line 32: attempt to index local 'content' (a nil value). Lua error in Module:XfD_old/AfD_and_MfD at line 32: attempt to index local 'content' (a nil value). Lua error in Module:XfD_old/AfD_and_MfD at line 32: attempt to index local 'content' (a nil value). Lua error in Module:XfD_old/AfD_and_MfD at line 32: attempt to index local 'content' (a nil value).
FfD 0 0 0 0 5
AfD Lua error in Module:XfD_old/AfD_and_MfD at line 16: attempt to index local 'content' (a nil value). Lua error in Module:XfD_old/AfD_and_MfD at line 16: attempt to index local 'content' (a nil value). Lua error in Module:XfD_old/AfD_and_MfD at line 16: attempt to index local 'content' (a nil value). Lua error in Module:XfD_old/AfD_and_MfD at line 16: attempt to index local 'content' (a nil value). Lua error in Module:XfD_old/AfD_and_MfD at line 16: attempt to index local 'content' (a nil value).

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Other types of closing requests[edit source | edit]

Talk:2019 World Rally Championship[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 950 days ago on 26 April 2019) Would an experienced editor or administrator please review this discussion? An older discussion on the subject exists and might need to be considered as well.Tvx1 11:23, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

Talk:Autism#How should those with the condition be referred?[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 875 days ago on 10 July 2019) Would an uninvolved editor or administrator please review this discussion? Thank you. Note: This discussion started as an RFC, but the RCF was malformed, so it is not an RFC. Just a regular discussion. --Wikiman2718 (talk) 05:21, 11 October 2019 (UTC)

Wikiafripedia:Move review/Log/2019 August#General American English[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 828 days ago on 26 August 2019) Would an experienced editor assess the consensus at Wikiafripedia:Move review/Log/2019 August#General American English? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 00:54, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Talk:BFR (rocket)#A small step forward, given SpaceX new (once again) renaming of the vehicles[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 792 days ago on 1 October 2019) Would an uninvolved editor or administrator please review this discussion? Thank you. --Soumyabrata (talksubpages) 17:13, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

Talk:ITS launch vehicle#Merger proposal[edit source | edit]

(Initiated 789 days ago on 4 October 2019) Could an experienced and uninvolved editor please review this merger proposal. Thank you.  N2e (talk) 21:15, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

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