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+44 (disambiguation)[edit]

The following is copied from User_talk:Quiensabe#.2B44_.28disambiguation.29 for reference to this page. Enquire (talk) 20:43, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

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+44 was originally a disambiguation page and then, late in 2009, someone copied the contents of +44 (band) and pasted into +44 and made +44 (band) into a redirect to +44. Later, in January 2010, someone else reverted the changes to +44 to make it again into a disambiguation page. However, this created a fork of the article originally found at +44 (band) and edits continued on both branches of the fork. These changes were reverted by a Wikipedia administrator such that +44 again became a disambiguation page and +44 (band) reverted to the contents about the punk band of that name, as of November, 2009.
By now making +44 into a redirect to Telephone_numbers_in_the_United_Kingdom this not only removes the disambiguation link to +44 (band) but it also, potentially, could precipitate an edit war with the followers of the band +44 (band). The existence of +44 (disambiguation) appears to be an unnecessary duplication. Enquire (talk) 20:38, 6 February 2010 (UTC)
I've requested that +44 (disambiguation) be speedy deleted because it's a copyright violation, and because it's not needed: disambiguation pages with "(disambiguation)" in the article title is only used if there is a clear notability of the subject at the unambiguated article title, and other meanings are listed at the "(disambiguation)" page. This is not the case here, +44 is used as the disambiguation page, without "(disambiguation)" in the title, because while the band is clearly much less encylopedically notable than the international dialling code, the dialing code article isn't actually "+44". A separate +44 (disambiguation) should only be created if there is a clearly encylopedically notable subject fully covered at +44. -- Jeandré (talk), 2010-02-07t08:52z