Battlestar Wiki:Page Moves

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This page is an official policy of Battlestar Wiki.
This policy is considered by the community and its leadership to be the status quo of Battlestar Wiki and is not to be countermanded or ignored, though changes to it can be discussed on the appropriate talk page. This policy was implemented on 24 July 2006.
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This page covers moves and renames of any page in any namespace, whether it be an article or a Battlestar Wiki policy page.


Unfortunately, due to the work of a vandal who moved articles to nonsense names, Battlestar Wiki's management team was forced to enact a policy preventing regular users to move pages. While administrators have the power to move pages, we feel that page moves or renames are not administrator-level feats. This policy covers two items: how to request a page move and how to obtain move permissions.


Any user meeting the following requirements may be eligible for move privileges:

  1. User has amassed at least 100 productive edits, as determined by the the on-wiki edit counter.
    • A non-productive edit is anything relating to adding vandalism or nonsense to any portion of the wiki.
  2. User has been a contributor for more than 3 days, as determined by the log page containing a list of users and when they created the account.


To request a page or pages be moved:

  1. Add {{move|NewArticleName}} to the top of the page in question. Be sure to include the new name the article should be moved to after the pipe. Save the page.
  2. Make a note on the article's discussion page on why you believe the article should be renamed or moved.

If the move is important contact a Sysop or one of the users below.

To request move permissions:

  1. Add your request to the talk page on page moves. While it isn't necessary to provide a reason for your request (all requests are automatically granted should you meet the requirements), a reason would be appreciated.
  2. Should a user or users wish to contest or offer comment regarding a user's request, they are more than welcome to do so, as so long as they provide evidence for their views.


User Status Authorizing B-Crat
Spike Joe Beaudoin 22:39, 19 November 2006 (CST)
Ausir Joe Beaudoin 12:01, 22 December 2006 (CST)
BklynBruzer Spencerian 17:05, 9 April 2007 (CDT)
DrWho42 Joe Beaudoin 19:41, 20 May 2007 (CDT)
OrionFour Joe Beaudoin 23:49, 11 November 2007 (CST)
Mars Joe Beaudoin 16:52, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
CylonU87 Joe Beaudoin 21:03, 29 January 2012 (EST)