Template talk:Deletion

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As mentioned in ArchWiki:Requests#Enforcement (and regardless of its result), I think this page should be moved to Template:Delete to match the verb form of Template:Merge and Template:Moveto. And also because in Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Deletion the backlinks via Template:Delete are counted twice. Alternatively this could also be achieved by eliminating the redirect, but I think the former variant is better. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 21:00, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

It's not easy to make status templates' names consistent: would we also change Template:Expansion to Template:Expand? And Template:Out of date to Template:Update? And Template:Stub to... er... well, you get the point :P Maybe more than matching verb forms we should just follow what we feel most natural, and Template:Delete is as natural as Template:Deletion for me, so I wouldn't mind the renaming. Template:Moveto feels instead very unnatural, it should be simply Template:Move I believe. — Kynikos (talk) 04:07, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
You're absolutely right about Template:Moveto, so I just moved it to Template:Move as its introductory note already described as "move" flag. Whether we keep Template:Deletion or Template:Delete, is it more natural to eliminate the other in order to avoid the duplicates or keep it to allow the other natural form of the flag? -- Lahwaacz (talk) 17:23, 14 May 2015 (UTC)
I think this status template is the only one with a redirection, so eliminating it would make sense. Removing "Delete" would be easier, and also I think I'm used to adding "Deletion" now, it would probably take me a while to get used to using "Delete" instead, but as I said it wouldn't be such a big problem for me, so I'll leave the decision to you :) — Kynikos (talk) 15:35, 15 May 2015 (UTC)
Since Alad gracefully removed all transclusions of the "Delete" template (thanks!) and I'm also used to writing "Deletion" instead of "Delete", Template:Delete is now deleted. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 21:10, 20 May 2015 (UTC)