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TFD noticeEdit

Please comment at Wikipedia:Templates_for_discussion/Log/2022_March_22#Template:Charles regarding {{Charles}}.-TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 01:44, 23 March 2022 (UTC)

  • It seems that in spite of WP:APORED, {{Charles}} is going to be deleted. The following are the notes from the template talk regarding pages not created or links not included:

These names are worth looking at in the future. Currently, either there is a single relevant encyclopedic article or there are multiple names but no source linking the name to this content.

Singleton given names
  • Carellin
  • Carellina
  • Cariel
  • Carji
  • Carlan
  • Carlese
  • Carlester
  • Carletes
  • Carleth
  • Carlia
  • Carlicia
  • Carolein
  • Carolena
  • Caryle
  • Charleszetta
  • Charleta
  • Charlis
  • Charlise
  • Charlison
  • Chuckey
  • Chuckii
  • Karalina
  • Karalyn
  • Kari Lynn
  • Karilynn
  • Kari-Lynn
  • Karleigh
  • Karletta
  • Károlyné
  • Roline
Singleton surnames
  • Carlesi
  • Carlesso
  • Carleto
  • Carlotti
  • Carlovich ⋅
  • Charlette
  • Charlson
  • de Charleton
  • Di Caro
  • DiCaro
  • di Carli
  • Karlíček
  • Karlino
  • Karlsons
  • Karlzon
  • Kharla
  • Kharlton
  • McCarrel
  • O'Carolan
  • Qarlsson

Has or would have multiple entries but unclear connection to the name. Need content saying nickname of, diminutive of, derivative of, variant of, son of, or descendant of Charles. (p.s. I have been including -ton and -ston suffixes as well)

  • Carlesimo
  • Carlevarijs
  • Carliss
  • Charlon
  • Karleuša
  • Chickie (nickname)

Only alternate derivation content found. Need content saying nickname of, diminutive of, derivative of, variant of, son of, or descendant of Charles. (p.s. I have been including -ton and -ston suffixes as well)

Given names
  • Arlo
  • Arlette
  • Caddy
  • Charo (primarily nickname for Rosario, occasionally for Charlotte, but none found)
  • Ina (Sometimes nickname for Carol/Caroline/Carolina, but none found)
  • Curly/Curley (pages currently merged; Curley is associated with Charles, no examples found; of the Curlys one is first named Charles, one is middle named Charles and another middle named Carlyle)
  • Karrell
  • Lolita (predominately nicknames for Dolores, but also for Carol/Charlotte, no examples found)
  • Chacha
  • Chachi
  • Carille
  • Carillo
  • Carlebach
  • Carlevaro
  • Carola
  • Carolla
  • Carollo
  • Charlier

— Preceding unsigned comment added by TonyTheTiger (talkcontribs) 02:45, 7 April 2022 (UTC)

It seems that in spite of WP:APORED ...: There's nothing at WP:APORED that is related to sidebars or navboxes. APORED is a subsction of Wikipedia:WikiProject_Anthroponymy/Standards#Entries, and it discourages red link entries on name list pages. It doesn't promote WP:OR, which is a policy.—Bagumba (talk) 07:15, 17 April 2022 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:Rikki (name)#Requested move 14 March 2022Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Rikki (name)#Requested move 14 March 2022 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. 🐶 EpicPupper (he/him | talk) 06:56, 9 April 2022 (UTC)

Another TFD noticeEdit

Wikipedia:Templates_for_discussion/Log/2022_April_11#Template:Anthony is at issue.-TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 03:52, 19 April 2022 (UTC)

The following are redlinks that would be related to this template that looks like it will be deleted.

Singleton Surnames
  • Andonaegui
  • Antall
  • Antas
  • Anteunis
  • Anthes
  • Anthonisz
  • Anthuenis
  • Antogna
  • Antognazzi
  • Antognini
  • Antognoni
  • Antonakos
  • Antonatos
  • Antonazzi
  • Antonazzo
  • Antoncich
  • Antonetta
  • Antonevich
  • Antoniade
  • Antonicelli
  • Antonick
  • Antonides
  • Antoninetti
  • Antoniolli
  • Antoniutti
  • Antonn
  • Antonoglou
  • Antonozzi
  • Antonsdatter
  • Antonyan
  • Antosch
  • Antoski
  • d'Anthès
  • Dantona
  • De Antoni
  • de Antonio
  • De Antonis
  • de Toeni
  • de Tonei (several redirects)
  • McAnthony
  • MacAnthony
  • Togna
  • Tognolli
  • Tognozzi
  • Tones
  • Tonitza
  • Tonolli
Singleton Given names
  • Andonios (a few redirects & Anthony Gergiannakis)
  • Andony
  • Antawn
  • Anthonette
  • Anthonique
  • Antjuan
  • Antonique
  • Anttoni
  • Antonei
  • Antonel
  • Antoneta
  • Antonida
  • Antonne
  • Antonya
  • Antowain
  • Antwaan
  • Antwaine
  • Antwaune
  • D'Ante
  • D'Anton
  • DeAntoine
  • Deantoni
  • Entonio
  • Entonjo
  • Tonee
  • Tonisha
  • Tooske
Other related content not yet clearly linked

-TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 03:52, 19 April 2022 (UTC)

User script to detect unreliable sourcesEdit

I have (with the help of others) made a small user script to detect and highlight various links to unreliable sources and predatory journals. Some of you may already be familiar with it, given it is currently the 39th most imported script on Wikipedia. The idea is that it takes something like

  • John Smith "Article of things" Accessed 2020-02-14. (John Smith "[ Article of things]" ''''. Accessed 2020-02-14.)

and turns it into something like

It will work on a variety of links, including those from {{cite web}}, {{cite journal}} and {{doi}}.

The script is mostly based on WP:RSPSOURCES, WP:NPPSG and WP:CITEWATCH and a good dose of common sense. I'm always expanding coverage and tweaking the script's logic, so general feedback and suggestions to expand coverage to other unreliable sources are always welcomed.

Do note that this is not a script to be mindlessly used, and several caveats apply. Details and instructions are available at User:Headbomb/unreliable. Questions, comments and requests can be made at User talk:Headbomb/unreliable.

- Headbomb {t · c · p · b}

This is a one time notice and can't be unsubscribed from. Delivered by: MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:00, 29 April 2022 (UTC)

Surname templateEdit

There is a TfD discussion here: Wikipedia:Templates_for_discussion/Log/2022_April_28#Template:Lambrecht-surname (the template has been renamed during the discussion and is now {{Lambert-surname}}. It has some similarities to the templates for forenames discussed at Wikipedia:Templates_for_discussion/Log/2022_April_11#Template:Anthony and Wikipedia:Templates_for_discussion/Log/2022_March_30#Template:Charles. PamD 16:51, 29 April 2022 (UTC)

  • Update {{Lambert-surname}} (renamed mid-AfD) has been deleted. There are about 50 similar unsourced, unreliable, cluttering, navbox templates produced by the same editor which I intend to propose for deletion. Any thoughts? PamD 08:51, 5 May 2022 (UTC)
    I have no objections.—Bagumba (talk) 09:02, 5 May 2022 (UTC)

TfD discussionEdit

Members of this project may be interested in the discussion at Wikipedia:Templates_for_discussion/Log/2022_May_6#Surname_navbox_templates where six templates have been nominated for deletion. PamD 15:53, 6 May 2022 (UTC)

More at TfDEdit

Following the deletion of six templates, another 30 have now been nominated for deletion: see Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2022 May 17#Surname navbox templates, continued. PamD 13:28, 17 May 2022 (UTC)

And the last of the forename-related surname navboxes are now at TfDEdit

See Wikipedia:Templates_for_discussion/Log/2022_May_24#Surname_navbox_templates,_part_three for the final batch. Now I'll have a look at some of the other categories of unhelpful surname navbox templates. PamD 20:56, 24 May 2022 (UTC)

Maya (given name) has an RFCEdit


Maya (given name) has an RFC for possible consensus. A discussion is taking place. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments on the discussion page. Thank you. Bookworm857158367 (talk) 00:13, 11 May 2022 (UTC)


Khouri seems a bit of a mess at present - the list of nameholders is in no obvious order. There was a major change to the article in Dec 2020 with the summary "This article is about the LEVANTINE Khoury. Including people with the same or similar last name may only be included here if they have the same origin Levantine origin. Including a bunch of disambiguations that point to a surname that has nothing to do to its Levantine counterpart/variant defeats the purpose of this article.", at which point the structure was changed from a list split into differently-spelled names to a single list of indecipherable ordering.

The initial section, about the history etc of the name, has a single source which includes one relevant phrase: "Among Lebanese and other Arabic-speaking Christians a common surname is Khoury, an Arabic word for "priest" ... ", but has no sources to support the rest of its content. PamD 15:39, 11 May 2022 (UTC)