Talk:Appomattox Court House

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Given that the vast majority of readers coming here will be looking for the historical park, the creation of this page is disruptive -- or at least irregular under our guidelines. I have not seen anyone even try to justify it. We won't have page view stats for a week or so. But I don't think I am going out on a limb here. Gulangyu (talk) 04:30, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

The discussions that resulted in the creation/repurposing of this page are at what is now Talk:New Appomattox Court House. Yes, this is part way between a simple disambiguation page and a short article with "main article" pointers. It could possibly be expanded that way in the future. I'm not sure that the vast majority will be looking for the historical park per se, many will be looking for a article about the the historical site of the battle and not the modern reconstruction of it that has become the park, but what we have is just one article for that, not two. Others will be looking for the article about the battle. This compromise doesn't solve all problems, but it did solve the immediate problem that caused most users to end up at an article for a building that played no role in either of the likely most common desired link destinations. One thing to do next might be to get this marked as a disambiguation page, so future added links will get the bot-generated error posted to the editor's talk page; and change all the articles that point here to point that what they really should have pointed to in the first place. There are a lot of those, though. Generic1139 (talk) 11:53, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
I see that the dab template was added as I was adding the above comment. Generic1139 (talk) 12:06, 16 August 2015 (UTC)