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I [boldly] combined these disambiguation pages. If this violates a style guideline, I apologize. --Dystopos 18:31, 9 February 2006 (UTC)


suggestion - dia is also a spell in the Megami Tensei series. Add it? --Alessar


Source for the Direzione Investigativa Antimafia: [1] the offical page of the organization. I'm going to translate the article from the german wikipedia about that in the next days/weeks. --DocBrown 23:49, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

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The result of the move request was: no move. -- tariqabjotu 04:10, 1 September 2013 (UTC)


DiaDia (disambiguation) – There is no reason to have an existing disambiguation page, Dia (disambiguation), redirect to this Dia page. Changing its name to Dia (disambiguation) will allow us to redirect Dia to the Defense Intelligence Agency, by far the most frequently visited page of all those listed. Precedents of this already exist with other large intelligence agencies like CIA and NSA, both of which are liked by their respective acronyms, both in lower case (nsa) and upper case (NSA) Sdverv (talk) 00:28, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

  • Comment - combining (and incoherently mixing and jumbling) DIA and Dia on this dab page makes one of the worst dab pages I have seen. As for the move Sorry, but Absolutely No Way - DIA already redirects to the American Defense Intelligence Agency ignoring all the other DIAs around the world there's no reason why Dia (the software, the goddess, the supermarket chain, the Greek islet) should also direct to the American Defense Intelligence Agency. The dab needs splitting back to Dia and DIA and then have a debate about which DIA if any is really WP:PRIMARYTOPIC for DIA. In ictu oculi (talk) 03:31, 24 August 2013 (UTC)
Comment I checked WP article traffic statistics and none of the other pages, Dia or DIA, have views that are even remotely close in number to that of the US organization, so I'm not debating whether DIA should redirect to the US agency or some one sentence South Korean equivalent. Even if you want to preserve Dia as disambiguation, I see no reason why it would not be marked as dab, while the non-dab page - Dia (disambiguation) - is. It's just confusing regardless whether you keep Dias and DIAs together. Last but not least, since everyone here is so strongly and absolutely passionate about the topic that you can't limit yourselves to simple support/oppose format, perhaps you should be the ones to clean that abandoned dab page. --Sdverv (talk) 06:20, 24 August 2013 (UTC)
Sdverv, sorry but it's just that this was such a badly thought out move proposal. Also page views are irrelevant for dabs and redirects. Was already going to clean it up. Withdraw the RM and will get to it. In ictu oculi (talk) 14:50, 24 August 2013 (UTC)
  • @Sdverv:, unless there is a primary topic, the disambiguation should be placed at the simple name. In such a situation, the redirect with "(disambiguation)" exists to help distinguish intentional links to the disambiguation page from errant links that need to be fixed. There have been various proposals in the past to make all disambiguation page have "(disambiguation)" in the title, but these proposals have had little support. As for splitting DIA and Dia, I'm undecided, leaning towards oppose unless I seen some better rationale. In general I think splitting based solely on capitalization only produces confusion for readers who enter search terms without regard to capitalization. olderwiser 12:10, 24 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Conflates "dia" and "DIA", and DIA already redirects to Defense Intelligence Agency. ENeville (talk) 18:07, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.