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This page describes one of Memory Alpha's policies and guidelines

Please read through the policy below to familiarize yourself with our common practices and rules.
If you have any questions, suggestions, or complaints, please post them on the talk page.

Occasionally, an article needs to be renamed. In these cases, you can follow this guideline to suggest and perform a proper renaming. For a list of articles currently suggested, see pages to be renamed.

Anyone can suggest that a page be renamed, and anyone can perform the move itself, though it is important to update any incoming links to the new title.

  1. To suggest renaming an article, add the renaming notice template to the page that you think should be moved. For example, put {{rename to|NEW TITLE}} on top of the page to suggest that it should be renamed to "NEW TITLE". This template will invite discussion about this suggestion on the talk page. As a courtesy, put either "move suggested" or "rename suggestion" in the edit summary, to additionally make other users aware of this.
  2. Explain on the talk page the reason(s) you think the page should be moved under a heading with the title "Rename", or something similar.
  3. If, after seven to ten days, there's consensus, the article can be renamed by moving the article to the new title. See Help:Rename a page for more information, and remember to update any incoming links after a move.

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