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Move discussionEdit

Hi! A few hours ago I started a move discussion at Talk:2020 Malawian presidential election. Thanks very much for the prompt response and for completing that move. However, the way that process played out left me with an open question. In your message when you closed it, you critiqued my request with the comment "This should have just been moved without starting an RM." This was my first time noticing that a page should probably be moved where a) the page was part of a system of pages that I have never touched before, and b) I didn't really know the reliable sources enough to be certain that the move was correct without substantially more research. WP:RM#CM point 2 says that if "someone could reasonably disagree with the move" -- which is tremendously broad advice -- then the correct procedure is to start a move discussion, and in general my understanding is that starting a conversation is preferred on Wikipedia when you cannot reasonably assume a consensus. So that I can have a finer sense for when to start a discussion and when not to, I'm curious why in this case it didn't make the bar for starting a discussion, and how I should be reading that second point in WP:RM#CM. Thanks! - Astrophobe (talk) 02:05, 19 February 2020 (UTC)

@Astrophobe: I think for cases like this, where the title is patently wrong, you should just WP:BEBOLD and move the article yourself. I don't think anyone could have reasonably challenged it, and even if someone did have some bizarre objection, the worst that could happen is that it's moved back. By going down the WP:RM route, you're leaving the article at the wrong title for another seven days. Cheers, Number 57 10:51, 19 February 2020 (UTC)
OK, thank you for the explanation! I really appreciate the time. :) - Astrophobe (talk) 17:40, 19 February 2020 (UTC)

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