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Community Radio[edit]

The "Community Radio" list of definitions are all redlinks. Shall we delete that from the article? -- Mikeblas 17:32, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

If nobody objects, I'll drop this link and perform the merge next weekend. -- Mikeblas 19:21, 29 January 2006 (UTC)

Merge[edit]

  • Support. Many dab pages have all variations on a single page. In the case of this one, where Strings in music is a different concept, you can make it a separate "Strings can mean:" section. -JCBarr (can't believe I didn't sign this) -Jcbarr 00:20, 2 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Support. --FocalPoint 20:12, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Strongly Support - considering that not only does Strings already contains some singluar uses of the word, but they also link to many of the same pages, I think they are in desperate need of a merge. Also some cleanup, but that can come after the merge. -- Natalya 23:02, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. I've performed the merge. -- Mikeblas 13:01, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

What was this a discussion of? Which pages where mereged? Hyacinth 10:36, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

Strings now redirects to String. They both used to be separated disambiguation pages.

More Cleanup[edit]

I've removed a few red links while performing the merge, though I've left some in the expectation they might be common or notable enough usage to anticipate an article. I noted that this isn't a very typical layout for a disambiguation page, so if anyone wants to perform more cleanup, fix up the layout, or so on, please do feel encouraged to do so. -- Mikeblas 13:02, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

I've taken care of a lot of it, I removed all the extraneous links, removed the piping, fixed all the headers, and reordered them (see MoS:DP). The only thing I wasn't sure about was removing the dictionary definition - I'm all for taking it out, because there is already the link to Wiktionary (and Wikipedia is not a dictionary anyway) but there has always been some discrepancy about it. -- Natalya 18:39, 2 February 2006 (UTC)
I forgot to thank you: Thank you! -- Mikeblas 01:17, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Article instead of disambiguation page[edit]

It's kind of disappointing that we don't have an article on string (cord) instead of just a disambiguation page, as it seems like there is enough information for an article (history, how it's made, uses). If someone were to write one, I would support moving this page to string (disambiguation) with a link to it at the top of the new article. -- Kjkolb 11:57, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

As long as the article is encyclopedic and not dictionaric (is that a word?), that would be fine. If/when an appropriate article is created, it would certainly be the primary article. -- Natalya 12:48, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
How would such an article be different than the rope article? -- Mikeblas 01:16, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
It probably wouldn't. :) -- Natalya 03:14, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Disambiguation pages have "(disambiguation)" after the title. This one doesn't. Can someone fix that?Yanwen 22:31, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Disambiguation pages only have "(disambiguation)" if there is a primary article for the term being disambiguated. Since there is no primary article for this term, any search for "String" goes directly to this page, which is a disambiguation page. -- Natalya 23:53, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

"String", "twine" and "cord" are all pretty similar?? Unless someone is aware of a clear distinction between them, the article on twine probably covers them all - with some appropriate links. Natural fibre (talk) 13:09, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

There is already a small amount of “article content” at the top of the page, with a definition, list of application and a picture. I suggest:
  • this article content be split from the disambiguation content
  • the article content perhaps be merged into another existing article
  • the title String be blessed as a primary topic and redirected to the new or merged article, leaving String (disambiguation) for the disambiguation content
The Rope article differentiates rope from string by saying that rope is thicker and stronger, so perhaps they should be separate articles. Twine is a rather short article. I don’t really use the term twine, but it seems my definition of string might be broader than the definition given for twine. Maybe twine is a subtopic, and could be a subsection of a String article? Vadmium (talk, contribs) 04:41, 25 October 2011 (UTC).

"A measure of time approximately equivalent to 10 minutes"[edit]

When this was added by an anonymous user back in July I wasn't sure if it was nonsense or might actually have some basis, so I assumed good faith... However all my attempts to verify this usage of "string" as a measure of time have failed, including a browse through the OED entry for string. Since nobody else has provided a reasonable citation since then, I've removed it from the article for now. --Dfred (talk) 22:59, 15 September 2007 (UTC)