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Suggest renameEdit

I plan to rename this article to either "Hope Simpson report" or "Hope Simpson royal commission". The current title is problematic for multiple reasons: (1) It isn't actually the name of the report, which starts with the word Palestine; (2) It is peculiar to include bibliographic data like "Cmd. 3686" in the title; (3) The capitalization of the title is essentially unguessable. (The lead sentences are also broken: it says the report was an investigation, but it was only the report of the investigation.) Which of the two would you prefer, or is there a third option? Zerotalk 00:47, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

Requested moveEdit

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was moved to Hope Simpson Enquiry and Shaw Commission, respectively. --BDD (talk) 16:41, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

– To make consistent with all other relevant articles, including: Peel Commission, Woodhead Commission, King–Crane Commission, Haycraft Commission and Palin Commission. Both the suggested renames above are already redirects to the existing pages. Relisted. BDD (talk) 18:24, 20 August 2013 (UTC) Oncenawhile (talk) 09:39, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

  • Yes and No. "Shaw Commission" is clearly correct. However, the word "commission" is problematic regarding Hope Simpson. It was not a "commission" in a legal sense and the report never calls it a commission. It was a commission in the informal sense of an inquiry, but then the capital "C" is not required. Am I being too picky? Zerotalk 10:04, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
How about:
  • Shaw Commission
  • Hope Simpson Enquiry
I agree with your correction - they should be differentiated. After all, it was the Shaw Commission that (indirectly) recommended the Hope Simpson work. My suggestion of Enquiry is because that is what Hope Simpson calls it twice in his introduction, and having skimmed the Shaw Report again I can't find a reference direct or specific enough. Oncenawhile (talk) 06:31, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
Sounds good to me. Zerotalk 09:54, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.