Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Wikipedia technical issues and templates
The following discussions are requested to have community-wide attention:
|Should the "default" <math> be changed to inline in the future?--Debenben (talk) 22:47, 6 February 2018 (UTC)|
|I have extended full protection for one more week while the RFC plays out. Please note, I don't have an opinion here, the question is presented simply to answer the issue at hand. I will not vote but I will take action if any editor makes personal attacks or is grossly uncivil.|
The issue is to include or exclude the word "decisive" in the infobox as a descriptor of the victory. The current template strongly discourages the use of a qualifier, but under WP:IAR, it does not prohibit it, thus it is a matter of local consensus. The template is a stable one so we can assume it has consensus as a general guideline. The sole question is whether or not this particular article should be an exception to standard practice, for whatever reason.
At an appropriate time (a week or longer), this will be closed and will provide a clear consensus as to the state of the article, and will serve as demonstration of that consensus until a new RFC demonstrates otherwise. At that time, anyone edit warring against the consensus will be blocked. Please use short, policy based reasons in the polling area and not just a vote. Please keep threaded comments in the "Discussion" area.
You are encouraged to advertise this RFC on appropriate projects so long as it is a neutral notification and not an endorsement of any side of the issue. Notifying editors individually will probably be seen as canvassing, so I don't suggest it. Again, keep it civil, on topic and professional, please.
Until this RFC closes, do not modify the current infobox entry, even if protection expires. This will be seen as edit warring and will result in a block without warning. This isn't an endorsement of the current version, it is a preventative measure to stop warring until a consensus is reached. Dennis Brown - 2¢ 12:04, 24 January 2018 (UTC)