Talk:Frank Williams (Formula One)

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Page and history merge[edit]

Doing a tricky merge here; merging in a page with the following history:

(cur) (last) 21:00, Sep 17, 2004 Rdsmith4 (cur) (last) 20:50, Sep 17, 2004 Poccil (cur) (last) 18:21, Jun 3, 2004 Template namespace initialisation script (cur) (last) 19:14, May 16, 2004 Karl-Henner (cur) (last) 13:56, May 4, 2004 Avaragado (Add Dad's Army actor) (cur) (last) 14:12, Apr 28, 2004 Rdsmith4 (turned into a disambig) (cur) (last) 10:05, Apr 19, 2004 Seth Ilys (merging in content from Sir Frank Williams) (cur) (last) 08:28, Apr 13, 2004 213.170.47.89 (cur) (last) 17:28, Jan 21, 2004 68.13.44.22 (cur) (last) 17:24, Jan 21, 2004 68.13.44.22 (cur) (last) 19:44, Jan 13, 2004 WhisperToMe

...and, prior to the last edit, the following content (plus a disambig notice):

Frank Williams can refer to the following:

  1. Frank Abagnale, impostor and forger whose assumed name was Frank Williams.
  2. Sir Frank Williams, wheelchair-bound founder of the (BMW.)WilliamsF1 Formula One racing team in 1977, which he currently manages with Patrick Head.
  3. Frank Williams, an actor most famous for his role as the vicar in the BBC sitcom Dad's Army.

-- Jmabel 05:48, Sep 18, 2004 (UTC)

Original request, moved from Village Pump:

Sir Frank Williams[edit]

Would an admin be so kind as to move Frank Williams (Formula One) to Frank Williams, which was lately a disambig page of dubious value and is now a redirect to the F1 Frank Williams? (The other people on the disambig page were Frank Abagnale, the guy in Catch Me If You Can whose alias was Frank Williams, and a redlink to Frank Williams (actor), an actor in a British sitcom. I mentioned them at the top of the article.) Ðåñηÿßôý | Talk 05:09, 18 Sep 2004 (UTC)

WikiProject class rating[edit]

This article was automatically assessed because at least one article was rated and this bot brought all the other ratings up to at least that level. BetacommandBot 11:37, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

Moved text[edit]

There was a large part of the lead that looked, and smelled, like a copyright violation, and was completely unsourced. So I've removed it. If anyone's interested in replacing it, please do so without plagiarism. Thanks. --Rodhullandemu 00:10, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Proposed move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: moved to Frank Williams (Formula One) by Vegaswikian (talk · contribs). Frank Williams (disambiguation) was also moved to Frank Williams (non-admin housekeeping closure). Jenks24 (talk) 08:21, 28 May 2011 (UTC)



Frank Williamsa name to be determined – To enable Frank Williams to become a disambiguation page or a redirect to the existing disambiguation page (Frank Williams (disambiguation)). DH85868993 (talk) on behalf of Shakescene (talk) 14:00, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

That formerly-sparse Frank Williams (disambiguation) page now has so many entries (lots of new articles on Wikipedia in the last seven years) that it's become absurd to assume that most people looking for Frank Williams must want this one. For example, I was looking for Frank J. Williams, the former Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, who's also a published, if amateur, Abraham Lincoln scholar and military commission judge at Guantánamo Bay. Could someone turn Frank Williams back into a disambiguation page, or at least a redirect, and give the current racing-car subject a suitable title (e.g. Sir Frank Williams or Frank Williams (motor racing)? —— Shakescene (talk) 09:09, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

¶ I've created redirects for the other proposed titles, except for Frank Williams, CBE, since I don't know if another Frank Williams holds that title. Also this discussion should probably be formally wrapped up by the closing administrator (User:Vegaswikian} with a hatnote about the consensus. It would be nice if that template at the top said (as it originally did) "proposed that Frank Williams be moved", rather than "Frank Williams (Formula One)"; right now it makes no sense. —— Shakescene (talk) 05:56, 28 May 2011 (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. No further edits should be made to this section.