Talk:Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

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Move?[edit]

Why was this moved without discussion? The former title conformed to naming conventions, and much like we do not have an article titled William Jefferson Clinton (or State of Oregon), nobody calls this department by the current title of "State Parks and Recreation Department (Oregon)". Instead, the department itself calls it self the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and uses the same for their mailing address. Even reliable sources and the state's largest newspaper go with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Also:

  • {"Oregon Parks and Recreation Department"} gets nearly 25,000 Google hits
  • {"State Parks and Recreation Department" oregon} gets nearly 5,000 hits

So why did this get moved to some obscure name? I know that the citation is the ORS, but if we go by that pretty much all state agencies would need to be renamed, such as Department of Transportation (Oregon)[1]. Aboutmovies (talk) 04:14, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

I don't have an issue with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, but the reason I saw in the move log for moving to Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department was the ORS, so I corrected it with respect to that. I agree that the most common name does appear to be OPRD. --NE2 08:22, 2 May 2008 (UTC)
So you are fine with it moving back to Oregon Parks and Recreation Department per the naming convention? Aboutmovies (talk) 04:34, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
Fine with me. (Although it is technically "back", it was only there for about seven minutes total.) --NE2 17:34, 3 May 2008 (UTC)