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Disambiguation links[edit]

Can someone fix this table so that it disambiguates names of ambiguously named cities and counties? It is currently generating links to the wrong Orange County Sheriff's Department. bd2412 T 15:40, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

I'm not sure how many people have used this template, much less are watching this talk page. I modeled it after the {{United States topic}} but I don't think it has an override. Nor have I found a template in Category:Configurable area-topic templates that does. For Georgia, that template just adds " (U.S. state)" to every wikilink, but I don't think that's a very elegant or forward-looking solution. Int21h (talk) 02:05, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
Forward-looking in what sense? There will always be other Orange Counties, of equal importance to the one in California. bd2412 T 22:50, 27 January 2014 (UTC)
OK, so are we just going to add a parameter that will automatically add " (California)" to Orange County links? That will properly disambiguate? Int21h (talk) 23:34, 4 February 2014 (UTC)
I believe that is how it is done with Georgia links in the European topics template. bd2412 T 23:56, 4 February 2014 (UTC)
I've removed the exclude-suffix code from the Orange County line, so it should always now include the state name. We may need to create a few redirects - I'll see if I can track them all down. Bazonka (talk) 19:47, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
I've redirected Orange County, California Sheriff's Department and Orange County, California in popular culture. There are a couple of other templates that now cause a clumsily-worded link to the Orange County article, but these are all currently redlinks so no point in creating redirects yet: Orange County, California Superior Court and Orange County, California Fire Department. Hopefully that's all of them. Bazonka (talk) 20:15, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
Excellent. Thank you. Int21h (talk) 17:49, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Non-notable departments[edit]

Many of the red links are for Non-notable departments. May we deleted some of them? Bearian (talk) 21:47, 27 January 2014 (UTC)