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Move "Epoch (reference date)" to "Epoch (date reference)"?Edit

Please see Talk:Epoch (date reference)#RFC:Undiscussed page move. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jc3s5h (talkcontribs) 02:47, February 18, 2019 (UTC)

Discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Women's History § Women's rights by year article(s)Edit

  You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Women's History § Women's rights by year article(s). {{u|Sdkb}}talk 22:00, 14 October 2021 (UTC)

The naming of years here only considers EuropeEdit

In most articles about years between about 700 BC and 550 AD it says that the year was known as the "year of the consulship of [two people]" or something Ab Urbe Condita, but this was only used in the Roman or Byzantine empires and it is incorrect to say that that is what the year was known as everywhere. It ignores the many other calendars used outside of the Roman or Byzantine empires. Aalaa324 (talk) 17:13, 15 October 2021 (UTC)

That's a good point. I just opened one year in that range - 312 - and I notice that the lead says At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Constantinus and Licinianus (or, less frequently, year 1065 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 312 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years. As you note, all of that is only true for a small part of the world, but the lead presents it as if it were simply the universal truth. This seems like a clear example of WP:SYSTEMICBIAS at play. Correcting it will be a lot of work because it applies to so many articles, but it doesn't seem like it should be that complicated. One solution would be to just move that entire part to a section called "Europe" or something along those lines. Cheers, -- irn (talk) 13:22, 15 October 2021 (UTC)

RFC opened, in relation to this WikiProjectEdit

An RFC related to the 'Place in Year' articles, has been opened. GoodDay (talk) 16:34, 2 November 2021 (UTC)

New year header template up for deletionEdit

Template:New year header (and Template:New decade header) has been proposed for deletion. It is used every New Year's Day on the articles for the involved years, automatically keeping the articles are accurate as the year changes in each time zone. More input is needed at the deletion discussion. Antony–22 (talkcontribs) 23:42, 13 November 2021 (UTC)