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Pygmalion issues help wanted[edit]

I am not sure if this is outside the scope of this project. I have been attempting to refine improper linking to Pygmalion (play) and Pygmalion (mythology), and I could use some assistance cleaning up {{Pygmalion}}, {{Pygmalion navbox}}, and {{My Fair Lady}} (the latter two which I have recently created). I have posted some particular issues at Talk:Pygmalion (play)#Template:Pygmalion. Please feel free to jump in and edit the templates or leave comments there.— Preceding unsigned comment added by TonyTheTiger (talkcontribs) 23:44, 23 February 2013‎ (UTC)

Relevant RfC:[edit]

Wikipedia:Village_pump_(proposals)#RFC:_Naming_of_one_and_two_digit_numbers_and_years PamD 14:22, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

No periods (full stops)[edit]

Hello. I imagine the topic is well-worn, but a brief search didn't seem to yield something addressing the following – sorry if I missed it.

As they are "sentence fragments", the notice displayed when editing a disambiguation page ("This is a disambiguation page, for directing readers quickly to intended articles...") instructs editors not to end entries with periods. But they almost always seem to be fragments that end a sentence started above them – usually something like "X may refer to [...]" – so, in these circumstances, is/are there any other reason/s to omit the periods? Curious, Sardanaphalus (talk) 10:03, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Trivially, they are unneeded, and save a byte per entry. In entries that need no description at all, I think they would seem odd. -- JHunterJ (talk) 12:39, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Complicated situation with rip tide, redirects and disambiguation page[edit]

Today I created a stub for Rip tide in its correct, rather restricted meaning. There are several related pages, and I don't know what is the best thing to do with them. There is a pre-existing redirect page for riptide as a misnomer for rip current -- perhaps this should be eliminated? The page Riptide (disambiguation) also exists, and I tried to add the new article meaning there. Another thing: the spelling "rip tide" is at least as common or more common than "riptide" and previous to my edits that was not really acknowledged nor is there a redirect page for it. This all seems unduly complicated; can some nice person take a look at all this and see if it can be rationalized and simplified? Many thanks, Invertzoo (talk) 19:59, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

I've redirected Riptide to Rip tide instead of Rip current and made some minor tweaks to these articles as well as to Riptide (disambiguation). Please see if it looks good to you now. — Kpalion(talk) 19:34, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
That seems like a big improvement, thank you very much Kpalion, I really appreciate your help! Invertzoo (talk) 12:25, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Chinese people[edit]

Members of this Wikiproject may be interested in discussion of Chinese people at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject China#Chinese people. The article was reclassified from 'DAB' to 'stub' in 2007, but hasn't changed much since. Cnilep (talk) 02:12, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Coordinates in DABs[edit]

Are coordinates allowed in DAB pages as has been entered at in Canada Antrim#Places in Canada and Leduc#Places? Cheers. Delsion23 (talk) 10:15, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

In a word, no. They may be acceptable on a set index, such as for mountains, where the purpose is completeness (and an appropriate source can be given as reference), but a redlink with only the coordinates is not an acceptable entry on a disambiguation page. Minimal requirements for a dab entry is that an existing article must mention the term. olderwiser 12:20, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the advice. I'm coming across quite a few of these while going through a Wikidata backlog of items with links to DAB pages that also have coordinates listed. I'll remove offending cases as and when I find them. Cheers! Delsion23 (talk) 17:23, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Cortes and related[edit]

Can any disambiguation experts advise on how best to deal with the confused situation we have over Cortes and related names? We have the dab page Cortes, which covers places and institutions called Corte and Cortez as well as Cortes (and variants with diacritical marks). People called Corte and Cortez are also listed at Cortes, but people called Cortes are listed separately at Cortes (surname). This all appears to have arisen from various past splits and merges, but what we are left with seems rather incongruous. I'm not well enough acquainted with the conventions of dab pages to know how best to untangle things. --Deskford (talk) 20:52, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

I've split the page back, so that Corte and Cortez are now seprate disambiguation pages. I've done some cleanup too, but you can still help with expanding these pages. It seems there's particularly much work to do at Cortez, as you can see in these search results: Search: Cortez. — Kpalion(talk) 07:44, 22 July 2014 (UTC)