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Undo September merge with abbreviated nameEdit

Can someone else attempt again to move/rfc this category to match the unabbreviated name used everywhere else.

See below for justification.

The justification of the December 5 "no consensus" was the November 2 "no consensus".

The justification of the November 2 "no consensus" was "This is a discussion that needs to resolve (or fail to resolve) on the article talk page."

(see the more recent discussion on the talk page at: Talk:War_on_Terrorism#War_on_Terrorism_vs._.28informal.29_.22War_on_Terror.22 )

The justification of the October 3 Merge of Category:War on Terrorism into Category:War on Terror was the September PAGE MOVE discussion at Talk:War_on_Terror#Title.

The justification for the September PAGE MOVE discussion was WP:COMMONNAME based primarily on Google results.


  • When google is searched in accordance with Wikipedia standards, the opposite is found:
  • "War on Terrorism" -wikipedia :: 6,870,000
  • "War on Terror" -wikipedia :: 1,040,000


There was a discussion with general consensus to keep the unabbreviated article name, a discussion which included the editor responsible for the September article MOVE. See more discussion at: Talk:War_on_Terrorism#War_on_Terrorism_vs._.28informal.29_.22War_on_Terror.22

GodWasAnAlien (talk) 09:20, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Use the full nameEdit

Just call it the Global War of Terror and everybody will know what the subject is about. Hcobb (talk) 14:22, 5 April 2010 (UTC)