Talk:Magrath

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Religious affiliation[edit]

Several times over the past year, edits have been made to Magrath's religious affiliation breakdown within the Demographics section. This breakdown is sourced to the 2001 federal census.
The source indicates that 84% of the town's population indicated affiliation to a Protestant religion. The source does not indicate 84% affiliation to the Latter-day Saints. Therefore, the repeated edits to change Protestant to either Latter-day Saints/LDS or Mormon have been incorrect and have been continually reverted.
According to Statistics Canada, the religious affiliation grouping of Protestant includes Latter-day Saints (Mormons) as well as 43 other denominations. This confirms that it is incorrect to assume that all Protestants in Magrath are solely LDS, and not from any of the other 43 demoniations.
It is understood that LDS is likely the most common Protestant religious denomination in Magrath. This likelihood is evident through the town's history and the referenced statement in the article about LDS churches. As such, I recognize that these edits have likely been made in good faith. This is simply an attempt to "clear the air" that these good faith edits are accidentally over-estimating the size of Magrath's LDS population. Hwy43 (talk) 04:17, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

Requested 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. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: No consensus. Cúchullain t/c 14:01, 27 February 2013 (UTC)



– I believe that the primary topic of "Magrath" is the surname. Wikipedia contains multiple articles on people with the name, as well as a town, road, and Baronetcy, all named after someone with the surname. Google produces many results unrelated to the town in Alberta, [1][2][3]. 117Avenue (talk) 06:50, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

  • Oppose: The problem here is that there is no other article that someone is likely to search for as Magrath, other than the place in Alberta. There is no article on the surname (which I agree would probably have a claim to be the primary topic), and anyone searching for any of the individuals on the disambiguation page are likely to input the full name. If this proposal goes ahead, we will be inconveniencing readers for absolutely zero benefits. Skinsmoke (talk) 18:01, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
    Would creating an article on the surname change things? 117Avenue (talk) 02:58, 13 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Reply: Almost certainly, yes. It would certainly change the discussion as there would, at least, be something to disambiguate from. Skinsmoke (talk) 08:19, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Support. This article was viewed a total of 108 times in January 2013. The dab page got only 46 views, but Cassandra Magrath got 2174 views. If only 5% of those users use "McGrath" to search for the page, at least as many as those who view this page would be better served by going to a dab page rather than this page. Any claim that this town use has for primary topic is very weak. --Born2cycle (talk) 00:32, 20 February 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.