Wikipedia:Closure requests

The Closure requests noticeboard is for posting requests to have an uninvolved editor assess, summarize, and formally close a discussion on Wikipedia. Formal closure by an uninvolved editor or administrator should be requested where consensus appears unclear, where the issue is a contentious one, or where there are wiki-wide implications, such as when the discussion is about creating, abolishing or changing a policy or guideline.


Many discussions do not need formal closure and do not need to be listed here.

Many discussions result in a reasonably clear consensus, so if the consensus is clear, any editor—even one involved in the discussion—may close the discussion. The default length of a formal request for comment is 30 days (opened on or before 7 November 2022); if consensus becomes clear before that and discussion has slowed, then it may be closed earlier. However, editors usually wait at least a week after a discussion opens, unless the outcome is very obvious, so that there is enough time for a full discussion.

On average, it takes two or three weeks after a discussion has ended to get a formal closure from an uninvolved editor. When the consensus is reasonably clear, participants may be best served by not requesting closure and then waiting weeks for a formal closure.


If the consensus of a given discussion appears unclear, then you may post a brief and neutrally-worded request for closure here; be sure to include a link to the discussion itself and the {{Initiated}} template at the beginning of the request. Do not use this board to continue the discussion in question. A helper script is available to make listing discussions easier.

If you disagree with a particular closure, please discuss matters on the closer's talk page, and, if necessary, request a closure review at the administrators' noticeboard. Include links to the closure being challenged and the discussion on the closer's talk page, and also include a policy-based rationale supporting your request for the closure to be overturned.

See Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Closure review archive for previous closure reviews.

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Any uninvolved editor may close most discussions, so long as they are prepared to discuss and justify their closing rationale.

Because requests for closure made here are often those that are the most contentious, closing these discussions can be a significant responsibility. Closers should be familiar with all policies and guidelines that could apply to the given discussion. All closers should be prepared to fully discuss the closure rationale with any editors who have questions about the closure or the underlying policies, and to provide advice about where to discuss any remaining concerns that those editors may have. Closers who want to discuss their evaluation of consensus while preparing for a close may use WP:Discussions for discussion.

A request for comment from February of 2013 discussed the process for appealing a closure and whether or not an administrator could summarily overturn a non-administrator's closure. The consensus of that discussion was that closures should not be reverted solely because the closer was not an administrator. However, special considerations apply for articles for deletion and move discussions—see Wikipedia:Deletion process#Non-administrators closing discussions and Wikipedia:Requested moves/Closing instructions#Non-admin closure for details.

To reduce editing conflicts and an undesirable duplication of effort when closing a discussion listed on this page, please append {{Doing}} to the discussion's entry here. When finished, replace it with {{Close}} or {{Done}} and an optional note, and consider sending a {{Ping}} to the editor who placed the request. A request where a close is deemed unnecessary can be marked with {{Not done}}. After addressing a request, please mark the {{Initiated}} template with |done=yes. ClueBot III will automatically archive requests marked with {{Already done}}, {{Close}}, {{Done}} {{Not done}}, and {{Resolved}}.

Requests for closureEdit

Administrative discussionsEdit

Wikipedia:Deletion_review#Patrick Wilson (New Zealand actor)Edit

(Initiated 29 days ago on 8 November 2022) Consensus seems to be clear enough for closure. — Ceso femmuin mbolgaig mbung, mellohi! (投稿) 22:41, 30 November 2022 (UTC)

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Requests for commentEdit

Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#Wikidata listsEdit

(Initiated 79 days ago on 19 September 2022) Alsee (talk) 10:38, 20 October 2022 (UTC)

Talk:War crimes in the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine#RfC on killings of suspected collaboratorsEdit

(Initiated 50 days ago on 18 October 2022) There haven't been new !votes since 26 October. The discussion has been quite short and a relatively clear consensus has emerged, but some editors still disagree, so a speedy closure by an administrator would be appreciated. Gitz (talk) (contribs) 12:17, 5 November 2022 (UTC)

Talk:George Floyd protests#RFC on when the protests endedEdit

(Initiated 47 days ago on 21 October 2022) – Its run its course and need an uninvolved eye to judge consensus. Slatersteven (talk) 13:20, 3 December 2022 (UTC)

Talk:Camilla, Queen Consort#RfC on description in ledeEdit

(Initiated 41 days ago on 27 October 2022) RfC has expired. BilledMammal (talk) 04:54, 27 November 2022 (UTC)

Talk:List of The Great British Bake Off finalists (series 1–7)#Ruby TandohEdit

(Initiated 38 days ago on 30 October 2022) Needs uninvolved closure. George Ho (talk) 07:36, 23 November 2022 (UTC)

Talk:Standards of Care for the Health of Transgender and Gender Diverse People#RfC: EunuchsEdit

(Initiated 35 days ago on 2 November 2022) Requesting closure, thanks. Crossroads -talk- 22:34, 3 December 2022 (UTC)


(Initiated 33 days ago on 4 November 2022) Another WP:BIO infobox dispute that needs an uninvolved closer. I really appreciate the time it takes to close these RfCs. Thanks! Nemov (talk) 13:49, 5 December 2022 (UTC)

Talk:Mary, Queen of Scots#RFC on Regnal Number in InfoboxEdit

(Initiated 24 days ago on 13 November 2022) Needs uninvolved closure. 2A00:23C6:B808:7701:3D1F:7DFD:C2E2:FBAA (talk) 20:44, 27 November 2022 (UTC)

Recommend waiting until the RFC tag expires. GoodDay (talk) 02:46, 2 December 2022 (UTC)

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Deletion discussionsEdit

XFD backlog
V Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
CfD 0 0 5 0 5
TfD 0 0 2 0 2
MfD 0 0 1 0 1
FfD 0 0 0 0 0
RfD 0 0 6 0 6
AfD 0 0 2 0 2

Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2022 November 28#Donald X. VaccarinoEdit

(Initiated 9 days ago on 28 November 2022) The issue has been resolved with the creation of a new article on top of the redirect, but User:Jclemens/Donald X. Vaccarino will need to be history merged before the RfD is closed. –LaundryPizza03 (d) 05:51, 30 November 2022 (UTC)

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Other types of closing requestsEdit

Talk:Banu Hilal#Proposed merge of Hilalian invasion of Ifriqiya into Banu HilalEdit

(Initiated 440 days ago on 23 September 2021) Could any uninvolved editor examine the consensus for a merge of Hilalian invasion of Ifriqiya into Banu Hilal, involving a discussion where I have been a participant. Klbrain (talk) 11:14, 1 November 2022 (UTC)

Talk:Air New Zealand#TEAL mergeEdit

(Initiated 138 days ago on 22 July 2022) There have been no new comments on this in over a month and seems to be a reasonable consensus, would appreciate an uninvolved editor closing the discussion. Turnagra (talk) 18:08, 5 December 2022 (UTC)

Talk:List of F5 and EF5 tornadoes/Discussion#December 10 2021 TN/KYEdit

(Initiated 136 days ago on 24 July 2022) – Please review for inclusion on List of F5 and EF5 tornadoes#Possible F5/EF5/T10+ tornadoes officially rated F4/EF4/T9 or lower. Elijahandskip (talk) 16:20, 13 November 2022 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)/Archive 194#Mass creation of pages on fish speciesEdit

(Initiated 99 days ago on 30 August 2022) - Is there a consensus for the creation of these articles? BilledMammal (talk) 02:06, 17 October 2022 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Criteria for speedy deletion#Formerly untitled/upcoming mediaEdit

(Initiated 93 days ago on 5 September 2022) It's been more than 30 days since this new speedy deletion criterion was proposed. Requesting a formal close as this would affect a large number of redirects, present and future. InfiniteNexus (talk) 15:20, 12 October 2022 (UTC)

I know there are a lot of requests on this page, but can someone please close this already ... InfiniteNexus (talk) 07:19, 4 December 2022 (UTC)

Talk:1948 Palestinian expulsion and flight#Requested move 8 September 2022Edit

(Initiated 90 days ago on 8 September 2022) – this move request was previously closed, sent to the Move Review Board, and has been reopened to seek an uninvolved editor's closure. P.I. Ellsworth , ed. put'r there 15:16, 5 November 2022 (UTC)

Talk:Gallic Wars#Proposed merge of Gallic genocide into Gallic WarsEdit

(Initiated 79 days ago on 19 September 2022) This merge proposal is overdue for closure. I can't do it myself as I am involved. Thanks. Sirfurboy🏄 (talk) 18:19, 29 November 2022 (UTC)

  Doing...Red-tailed hawk (nest) 18:40, 5 December 2022 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Move review/Log/2022 October#Categories for European professors (many individual categories, no main link)Edit

(Initiated 45 days ago on 23 October 2022) – ready for closure. P.I. Ellsworth , ed. put'r there 20:36, 20 November 2022 (UTC)


(Initiated 36 days ago on 1 November 2022) Please review this discussion. --Jax 0677 (talk) 23:06, 7 November 2022 (UTC)


(Initiated 27 days ago on 10 November 2022) Please review this discussion. --Jax 0677 (talk) 00:56, 28 November 2022 (UTC)

Talk:Mario Kart 8 Deluxe#Proposed merge of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe into Mario Kart 8Edit

(Initiated 22 days ago on 15 November 2022) – There's been a fair amount of arguments on how to close this from participants. Sergecross73 msg me 18:04, 25 November 2022 (UTC)


(Initiated 13 days ago on 24 November 2022) Please review this discussion. --Jax 0677 (talk) 14:59, 1 December 2022 (UTC)

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