Talk:Mahavihara of Anuradhapura

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Move to Mahavihara_Anuradhapura[edit]

I'd like to move this article to Mahavihara_Anuradhapura (or Sri Lanka, perhaps) and use "Mahavihara" as a general page to explain what it is and list the various Mahaviharas around India and Sri Lanka. I'm particularly keen on doing this as WP apparently does not want the word university to be used for anything besides the European institutions. I would prefer to use Mahavihara instead and would like to point the term to this page. Cpt.a.haddock (talk) 07:07, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Agreed, Mahavihara does not simply imply the Sri Lankan monastery. Tengu800 08:42, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
However, I would not use Mahavihara_Anuradhapura because it does not follow Wikipedia conventions. Instead my suggestion is Mahāvihāra of Anurādhapura. Tengu800 08:50, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
Is the use of diacritics also recommended? 99.9% of the world doesn't know how to pronounce, type, or spell all accented characters. Also, shouldn't this article then be a redirect to Mahāvihāra? How do we proceed? Is there a prescribed wait time before a move can be executed? -- Cpt.a.haddock (talk) 12:16, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
The move has been completed. I've added a note in the Mahavihara page pointing to the Anuradhapura Mahavihara. We can add a section for Anuradhapura in the Mahavihara page as well at some point. --Cpt.a.haddock (talk) 17:54, 15 December 2014 (UTC)