Template talk:Move

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Merge with {{rename}} and {{move cat}}[edit]

As Evrik suggested, why dont't we merge {{move}} (files), {{rename}} (media), or even {{move cat}} (categories) --W!B: (talk) 20:22, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

This looks not the right place to discuss this. --Foroa (talk) 08:40, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
  • It's a pretty broad change. I think we need to open this up. Evrik (talk) 16:43, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
Please do, I never remember to correct name of this template. Using #switch with the namespace should allow to switch between the contents for each namespace. -- 08:18, 16 June 2009 User:Docu
  • This seems to have stalled. Evrik (talk) 14:41, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
    • I can't really think of a reason not to merge them. -- User:Docu
      • They do serve other functions. I'm wondering if they should just be left as is. Evrik (talk) 17:38, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
        • BTW currently, {{move}} is for categories and {{rename}} for files/images/media. Not quite sure how {{move cat}} works.
          Personally, I would merge mainly the first two. Even if merged, the content of the template can vary based on namespace. BTW I added a warning to {{rename}} when used in category namespace. -- User:Docu

Remove carets[edit]

Why not remove the carets from the example, rather than telling editors in a note to remove them? --Jonund (talk) 15:39, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

Please feel free to "prettify" the layout. -- User:Docu at 15:44, 14 March 2010 (UTC)


This template is difficult. I havent figure out how to fill where to move. Could it by easier? E.g. |to=category:dogs|reson=it is about dogs|date=today.--Juan de Vojníkov (talk) 07:35, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

External links don't work[edit]

If one external link is used in "reason" field of this template, the template doesn't work and the reason field appears to be blank. It's a serious deficiency, external sources give often relevant arguments to rename category. --ŠJů (talk) 15:03, 14 August 2010 (UTC)


1) If the date parameter is named "date", the template represents it as valid but categorises it as "date undefined", see an example. --ŠJů (talk) 16:05, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

2) Template {{merge from}} categororizes into Category:Requested moves (date undefined) but the date cannot be defined and the category is not placed into Category:Requested moves (all). See here [1]--ŠJů (talk) 16:05, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

"to" parameter doesn't work (?) --Djadjko (talk) 03:33, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

Phrasing of template[edit]

I'm little concerned that the current phrasing of the template may be non-neutral - it appears to presume that the page will be moved. It currently states "Upon reaching a clear consensus at [talk page] (or after two weeks if there are no objections), please remove this notice, replacing it with a category redirect or request further assistance at Category talk:Requested moves (if necessary)."

It would work better if that sentence is split in two. Something along the lines of: "Upon reaching a clear consensus (or after two weeks), please remove this notice. If consensus is to move, replace it with a category redirect or request further assistance". This phrasing is both clearer and doesn't assume it will end up being moved.--Nilfanion (talk) 21:05, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

edit by[edit]

I will revert this edit. If the template is misplaced it should redirect to rename where the files and pages are put in categories and the misplacement can be fixed. --Cwbm (commons) (talk) 20:44, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

Grammar mistake in German[edit]

The sentence "Begründung: Begründung fehlt. Bitte gebe eine Erklärung für die Verschiebung an,..." is wrong. Please replace "gebe" (subjunctive) with "gib" (imperative). --Eweht (talk) 23:02, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

Done. Since the page is not protected you could have done it yourself, too. --Leyo 08:51, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

Add reason into generated {{move cat}} Bot command[edit]

{{edit request}} Please add the reason into the generated bot command as the 3rd parameter. This would be done by changing text4 on Template:Move/i18n/en (and the coresponding other language pages). It seems that this requires a Commons:Translation administrators. JesseW (talk) 03:18, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Done. For the next time, Template:Move/i18n can be edited by anyone so you could do me a favour and implement the logic yourself. If finally needs a translation administrator to mark that version for translation but this is just clicking a link, reviewing the changes and pressing a button. -- Rillke(q?) 09:13, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
BTW, that's the real benefit of the Translate Extension: If you make changes to a properly administrated page affecting only constants like links and templates that were wisely enclosed in <tvar|>s, you can change the "master page", mark it for translation and all the translations will update automatically without the need of manually changing anything. -- Rillke(q?) 09:16, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. I did try and do it myself -- I spent at least half an hour trying to understand which page I should change, without success. This was my first expierence with the Translate Extension -- it would be really nice if the documentation made it clearer that the proper page to change things was the i18n subpage. JesseW (talk) 02:44, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
Now, it should be clear. I admit that the translate extension is very confusing. There should be also a tab "edit translation template" but this is unlikely to happen because a prominent person sticks to their opinion that extraordinary knowledge is required to properly edit such a source page. -- Rillke(q?) 08:23, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

"Onlyinclude" fails[edit]

This template is placed in categories Category:Requested moves (date undefined) and Category:Requested moves (all). Those category tags should be included only, the template itself should be not categorized so.

The category Category:Requested moves (all) contains also some lists of templates. --ŠJů (talk) 20:39, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

The categorization by date fails[edit]

Category:Requested moves (new) should contain pages which were tagged in last 7 days. However, the oldest case displayed in the category (Category:Bus stop Forellenwegwiedlung) has date tag 2013-10-13 and should be in Category:Requested moves (21+ days) now. Only the last 13 categories from the 79 displayed should be really in this category. However, even the pretended edit of the template didn't help to recategorize the content. --ŠJů (talk) 20:47, 19 November 2013 (UTC)



Please edit {{Move/i18n}} by adding "of" after "hundreds", i.e. "...Commons volunteers. Hundreds of proposals..." Nyttend (talk) 20:47, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

✓  Done whym (talk) 11:36, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Categorization for invalid date[edit]

The template does not categorize "by date" the categories which have invalid time in the template. Examples: [2], [3]. --ŠJů (talk) 00:51, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Allow use in main (gallery) namespace[edit]

I tried to use this template on a page in the main namespace (Bloody Sunday) and got an error message. I don't see any reason for this. The text at the top of Category:Requested moves says "The categories (or other pages) listed here were tagged with {{move}}." This suggests that it should be possible to request a move of a non-category page. --R'n'B (talk) 14:58, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

This template causes errors[edit]

Category:Weather and Climate maps of Albania calls {{Move}} and displays "Lua error: too many expensive function calls." looking at the HTML source code one can see "Expensive parser function count: 501/500" message. Anybody knows how to fix it? --Jarekt (talk) 19:47, 15 June 2018 (UTC)