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WikiProject Disambiguation
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Disambiguation, an attempt to structure and organize all disambiguation pages on Wikipedia. If you wish to help, you can edit the page attached to this talk page, or visit the project page, where you can join the project and/or contribute to the discussion.

Help needed figuring out Scientific study[edit]

It is problematic to have this as a disambiguation page because it undermines the idea that there is a single concept broadly understood as a "scientific study". The page as it stands contains links to the method used in scientific studies, and to two kinds of studies. bd2412 T 20:32, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Creating a page with the same name as a disambiguation page[edit]

Hello there

I was going to recreate Jones Lang LaSalle as JLL since it doesn't trade under the first name any more and has adopted "JLL" as its name. There is detail about the name change on the talk page.

However there's a disambiguation page with the same name, stopping me from creating the new page. Please can someone help/advise on how I should proceed?

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by EphraimL (talkcontribs) 11:47, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

@EphraimL:: It's not a matter of "recreating" the page, but "moving" it to a new name. I've moved it to JLL (company) (which automatically creates a "redirect" from the old name), and updated the entry on the disambiguation page. If you want to propose that the article should be at "JLL" and the disambiguation page at "JLL (disambiguation)", because you believe that readers searching on JLL are more likely to want this company than all other uses put together (WP:PRIMARY TOPIC), you would need to propose this multiple-page move using the Request Move process. Please remember to sign any comments you make on talk pages. Thanks. PamD 14:26, 13 March 2015 (UTC)
@PamD:: Thanks for doing this - an elegant solution! EphraimL (talk) 18:11, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Caren (disambiguation)[edit]

Should the Caren (disambiguation) page be re-created and CAREN be moved to Caren (system)? The article used to be a page for an anime character (which was deleted for notability) and there are a few people on wikipedia named Caren? -AngusWOOF (talk) 18:57, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Well, Caren was a disambiguation page for years, then it was 'hijacked' by an novice editor for the current topic. A WP:HISTSPLIT for the current topic to CAREN seems a more logical approach to me. LittleWink (talk) 19:09, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
Sounds like a split is in order then. I'll take the current article and copy it over to CAREN (system) and then restore to the disambiguation page. I don't see any talk page history to preserve. -AngusWOOF (talk) 19:23, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

There is an RFC that may affect a page in this project[edit]

There is an RFC that may affect a page in this project at WikiProject Tree of Life. The topic is Confusion over taxonomy of subtribe Panina and taxon homininae (are chimps hominins)?

Please feel free to comment there. SPACKlick (talk) 17:06, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Model 67 page vs M67 page[edit]

I created Model 67 - is this redundant with the M67 page? Should the two be merged? Faceless Enemy (talk) 03:31, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

I don't see any reason to merge them. Messier 67 would never be referred to as Model 67, and IBM System/360 Model 67 would never be referred to as M67. That path would lead to unnecessary confusion. But adding a 'See also' from each to the other would be helpful. Chris the speller yack 16:29, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
I'll go ahead and do that from here on out. Thanks! Faceless Enemy (talk) 02:07, 24 March 2015 (UTC)


Wikipedia has a page entitled "", which is part of WikiProject Disambiguation. The page needs an English name that can be searched for and pronounced by English-speakers. Presumably, that name should be the Pinyin romanization of the Mandarin name for the Chinese character in question (unless that character has a different traditional name in English). Any other pages using Chinese (or other non-English) characters as a title should be similarly renamed. J. D. Crutchfield | Talk 15:20, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

It shouldn't. The ambiguity arises because the same character is used in Chinese and Japanese. Transliterating to Chinese would remove the need for a dab page. As a navigational aid the dab page is working just fine. —Xezbeth (talk) 15:54, 25 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I completely agree. is ambiguous, and requires a disambiguation page at that title. Either the Chinese or Japanese transliteration is unambiguous, and therefore a separate article. bd2412 T 16:29, 25 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation. J. D. Crutchfield | Talk 16:57, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

Robert Duggan[edit]

I just started a new article about Robert Duggan (CEO), but discovered there is already an article about Robert Duggan. What should I do? Thanks in advance, Ottawahitech (talk) 23:49, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

In such cases, it's better to use Template:For rather than Template:See also. I've already replaced it in Robert Duggan. Otherwise, it looks fine. — Kpalion(talk) 08:58, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Templates with disambiguation links[edit]

Is the maintenance page "Templates with disambiguation links" still being maintained or do we have the unique situation that for days there are no templates with links to disambiguation pages? The Banner talk 11:45, 26 March 2015 (UTC)