Talk:The Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts)

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This article is very weak. Up until recently The Republican name was only used for the Sunday edition – "The Sunday Republican" – and the daily edition was called "The Union News." Also missing is the influence held by the newspaper in the city itself. And where is David Starr? He is the President of the Republican Co. and holds quite some say in Springfield politics.

I know that a majority of this article is carried over from a very old encyclopedia. This has allowed it to escape the "stubb" designation. I find this to be a shame, as anyone looking for current information will find absolutely nothing of pertinent use.--Ami in CH (talk) 16:17, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Name[edit]

Is there a reason why the title is disambiguated when The Republican redirects here anyway? SKS2K6 (talk) 15:29, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

More History - Springfield Union[edit]

Is there anymore history out there? I think there is a lot to expand on here. Wasn't the paper use to be called the Springfield Union? That is where Tom Wolfe got his start. I searched Wikipedia and couldn't find anything on the Springfield Union. I think we need to work on this. Cheer, Joshfinnie (talk) 14:31, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of the proposal. 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 proposal was redirect The Republican to Republican per arguments by powers and noetica. --regentspark (comment) 03:15, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

– I'm requesting this article be moved to The Republican because there is no other article with this name. Relisted. BDD (talk) 18:03, 15 January 2013 (UTC) --Astros4477 (talk) 20:56, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

  • Support. WP:PRECISION allows for disambiguation by detail. An encyclopedia should be about the articles, not about directing readers to DAB pages. This subject is the topic of the first couple of results that come up if you google "The Republican" -wikipedia. Nothing else that comes up is a plausible primary topic: A small town paper in Maryland, a topless bar in Philly, and some partial title matches. Kauffner (talk) 04:39, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose per LtPowersT , "The Republican" is too generic. In ictu oculi (talk) 11:09, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Support per PRECISION, and COMMONNAME. I don't believe there is sufficient support for other articles to be the primary topic of "The Republican" and I believe the hatnote does well to help clarify other uses people might be looking for. (Wouldn't it be nice if there was a counter we could see for the number of people who bounced off a page due to a hatnote or dab) Tiggerjay (talk) 19:14, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
    • For the record, the hatnote was only added after this discussion began. Anyway, the proposal is not suggesting that any other article be primary, merely that this one is likewise not primary. Some titles don't have a primary topic, and this should be one of them. Powers T 21:29, 1 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Before seeing this proposal I moved this from The Republican (Springfield) to The Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts). Anyone who objects may personally move it back or ask me to. The relevant policy is WP:USPLACE.
No comment on this proposal yet but I want to know how many Rebublican papers are distributed. Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 19:56, 1 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose. There are way too many meanings for "The Republican", and several Wikipedia articles have claims on this title. No reason to favour any of them. (Favour the hapless reader, please!) And certainly The Republican should redirect to the present DAB page Republican. NoeticaTea? 23:53, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. 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.

Why does MassLive redirect here?[edit]

Why does MassLive redirect here?  allixpeeke (talk) 01:51, 18 May 2014 (UTC)