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==<s>Change the scope of Specific requests?</s>==
 
Excluding General requests (Merge, Move...) I think the other requests can be divided in 2 groups: request a new article and request the specific modification of an existing article.
 
  
I would split Specific requests in "New article requests" and "Modification requests" (native English speakers can find more appropriate naming): the former will directly host the request, while the latter should be a list of links pointing to the talk page of the discussed article, which in turn will host the request (which is the common place for modification requests already). -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 06:43, 8 June 2011 (EDT)
 
 
This would restore [[Questionable edits]] to its original purpose, since at the moments it also hosts links to modification requests (though not systematically). -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 06:48, 8 June 2011 (EDT)
 
:I '''really''' like the idea. -- [[User:Karol|Karol]] 09:59, 18 June 2011 (EDT)
 
:: :) Should I wait some other response before implementing this and see how it works in practice? -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 04:50, 21 June 2011 (EDT)
 
:::I like this idea, too. So much so, in fact, that I went ahead and implemented it. I also decided to better utilize the ArchWiki (project) namespace. -- [[User:Pointone|pointone]] 15:31, 24 June 2011 (EDT)
 
::::I like the new look. And I like [[ArchWiki:Reports|Reports]] better than the former name too :-) Thanks a lot, pointone. -- [[User:Karol|Karol]] 16:18, 24 June 2011 (EDT)
 
:::::Wonderful job pointone! I'm sorry, I should have helped, being the proponent, but this month is being really busy for me... Anyway you have improved the page much beyond the original intention, brilliant!
 
:::::The initial idea to maintain a list of links to specific discussion pages would probably be too difficult to maintain and not so useful: see also [[ArchWiki_talk:Reports#Links_to_requests.3F]]. -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 06:05, 25 June 2011 (EDT)
 
 
==<s>Deprecate "request" categories?</s>==
 
I'd like to replace "request" categories with the respective templates' "what links here" pages, since they equally fulfil the task without hiding uncategorized articles (which I suppose are still quite a lot):
 
*[[:Category:Request:Correction]] -> [[Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Accuracy]] and [[Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Out of date]]
 
*[[:Category:Request:Deletion]] -> [[Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Deletion]]
 
*[[:Category:Request:Expansion]] -> [[Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Expansion]] and [[Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Poor writing]]
 
*[[:Category:Request:Merge]] -> [[Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Merge]]
 
*[[:Category:Request:Move]] -> [[Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Moveto]]
 
*[[:Category:Request:Translation]] -> [[Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Bad translation]] and [[Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Translateme]]
 
*[[:Category:Stub]] -> [[Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Stub]]
 
*[[:Category:Linkrot]] -> [[Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Linkrot]]
 
This can be easily done by removing the category from the article status templates. Opinions?
 
 
-- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 17:47, 20 February 2012 (EST)
 
:I agree with this plan. I think there are still a lot of uncategorized articles and these request categories make them much harder to find. [[User:Thestinger|thestinger]] 14:42, 21 February 2012 (EST)
 
::Steps:
 
::#<s>Convert the links to those categories to links to WhatLinksHere pages, also changing the surrounding sentence when applicable:</s>
 
::##<s>[[Special:WhatLinksHere/Category:Request:Correction]]</s>
 
::##<s>[[Special:WhatLinksHere/Category:Request:Deletion]]</s>
 
::##<s>[[Special:WhatLinksHere/Category:Request:Expansion]]</s>
 
::##<s>[[Special:WhatLinksHere/Category:Request:Merge]]</s>
 
::##<s>[[Special:WhatLinksHere/Category:Request:Move]]</s>
 
::##<s>[[Special:WhatLinksHere/Category:Request:Translation]]</s>
 
::##<s>[[Special:WhatLinksHere/Category:Stub]]</s>
 
::##<s>[[Special:WhatLinksHere/Category:Linkrot]]</s>
 
::##<s>[[Special:WhatLinksHere/Category:Linkrot (Español)]]</s>
 
::##<s>[[Special:WhatLinksHere/Category:Linkrot (Italiano)]]</s>
 
::##<s>[[Special:WhatLinksHere/Category:Linkrot (简体中文)]]</s>
 
::#<s>Actually remove the category from the templates:</s>
 
::##<s>[[Template:Accuracy]]</s>
 
::##<s>[[Template:Out of date]]</s>
 
::##<s>[[Template:Out of date (Türkçe)]]</s>
 
::##<s>[[Template:Out of date (简体中文)]]</s>
 
::##<s>[[Template:Deletion]]</s>
 
::##<s>[[Template:Expansion]]</s>
 
::##<s>[[Template:Poor writing]]</s>
 
::##<s>[[Template:Merge]]</s>
 
::##<s>[[Template:Moveto]]</s>
 
::##<s>[[Template:Bad translation]]</s>
 
::##<s>[[Template:Translateme]]</s>
 
::##<s>[[Template:Translateme (Türkçe)]]</s>
 
::##<s>[[Template:Stub]]</s>
 
::##<s>[[Template:Linkrot]]</s>
 
::##<s>[[Template:Linkrot (Español)]]</s>
 
::##<s>[[Template:Linkrot (Italiano)]]</s>
 
::##<s>[[Template:Linkrot (简体中文)]]</s>
 
::#<s>Check that the categories are empty (some pages could have been categorized directly)</s>
 
::#<s>Delete the categories:</s>
 
::##[[:Category:Request:Correction]]
 
::##[[:Category:Request:Deletion]]
 
::##[[:Category:Request:Expansion]]
 
::##[[:Category:Request:Merge]]
 
::##[[:Category:Request:Move]]
 
::##[[:Category:Request:Translation]]
 
::##[[:Category:Stub]]
 
::##[[:Category:Linkrot]]
 
::##[[:Category:Linkrot (Español)]]
 
::##[[:Category:Linkrot (Italiano)]]
 
::##[[:Category:Linkrot (简体中文)]]
 
::#<s>Update [[Talk:Table of Contents]]</s>
 
::-- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 08:28, 22 February 2012 (EST)
 
::Completed, in the end there weren't so many uncategorized articles :)
 
::Now I'd like to solve the open discussions in [[Category_talk:Template]], arw you interested?
 
::-- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 15:42, 24 February 2012 (EST)
 

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