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This article needs breaking up. Bell telephone, and cowbell don't belong on the same page. Lupin 10:31, 15 Jun 2004 (UTC)

It seems to me that the instrument (which covers handbells, church bells, and even I think cowbells) is by far the most common bell, is what the English word bell normally means, and should be at 'bell' with other meanings at 'bell (disambiguation)'. TSP 03:08, 6 Feb 2005 (UTC)

I agree. -Joey- 23:27, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

Page move[edit]

Any opinions on whether this page should be at Bell (disambiguation) and Bell (instrument) at Bell?? Georgia guy 19:07, 17 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I support that. Uttaddmb 18:17, 11 May 2005 (UTC)

I support as well. -Hapsiainen 12:54, 21 October 2005 (UTC)

After disambiguating 10 links, I think so too. --Alvestrand 14:36, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

After disambiguating all of them (except for user pages and talk pages): don't bother. --Alvestrand 07:48, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

I support the proposed move as well. The Proffesor 17:20, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Read this f you are writing "bell"[edit]

Please don't blindly put bell when you should have bell. Hopefully some people will find this when they are creating pages. I've knocked the Bell disambig down to 120 or so from the 180 ... will take some more time later to try and do more. On another note, I'm all for having the bell as a disambig, and not directly going to the bell instrument page. --Rbeas 02:58, 22 August 2005 (UTC)

Bell shape?[edit]

Stumbled on a link to Bell from jellyfish (Gonionemus) ... what about using bell as bell-shaped, does that need a wiki? I.e., list of bell-shaped objects?--Rbeas 03:33, 25 August 2005 (UTC)

"The Bell"[edit]

I've added "The Bell", the Nazi experiment to conquer gravity . . . I don't know much about this though, so someone else could create the article.--Codenamecuckoo 08:15, 16 October 2005 (UTC)

Bells split[edit]

There are many articles under Bells, which I believe should be split into a separate page with appropriate cross-references. When looking for the Bellingham Bells or Edgar Allan Poe's poem, a reader shouldn't have to wade through many dozen "Bell" articles. Matchups 05:17, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Bell Bird[edit]

I removed A Bell Bird, ancestor of the Do-Do bird, exstinct due to inept ability and laziness as possible attack plus Google says no such critter.--Dakota ~ ε 23:20, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

More bells[edit]

Article titles containing the word "bell", complete listing at as of 08:55, 12 November 2005 (UTC)

Placed here for sorting:




Sound-making devices[edit]

Bell-shaped items[edit]

Bell Telephone[edit]


Animals & plants[edit]




Math & physics[edit]


More bells - reply[edit]

If Bell is used fo a middle name it should not be included in the dab page. -- Alan Liefting (talk) - 04:43, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

Requesting Page Move, June 2010[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

No consensus to move. Vegaswikian (talk) 22:13, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

BellBell (disambiguation), to allow for Bell (instrument)Bell, (with Bell (instrument) becoming a redirect)

This has been discussed before on this talk page and generally agreed to, though nothing has been done. Bell, as an instrument is by far the most common usage of this word, especially when it comes to 'wikilinks'. It recieves more traffic that most other topics on the dab page, except for Alexander Graham Bell, which isn't actually on this page. Also the Bell, as an instrument, is a topic to which many other wikipedia articles are connected to, including, subtopics, like church bells and bellfounding. (I am working on a Navbox for this subject at the moment.)

I can see objections being made on the part of disambiguation, and I am very aware that this will cause a huge amount of links to be erroneous. Hopefully creating a redirect at Bell (instrument) will temporary sort this out until they can once again be properly disambiguated. Excess work, however, should not be the reason not to move this page. Wikipedia does not have a finish date. Thanks, France3470 (talk) 17:42, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

  • Oppose. For there to be a primary topic there must be a topic which is "much more likely than any other, and more likely than all the others combined to be the subject being sought when a reader clicks the "Go" button for that term". It is my opinion that such a topic does not exist in this case. Many of the companies and places get significant numbers of hits and although it isn't clear how many of those come through this disambiguation page taken as a whole it is clear to me that there is no primary topic. Dpmuk (talk) 00:31, 30 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Strong oppose Alexander Graham Bell, and local Bells (local telco) are very common usages for the term "Bell". (talk) 04:39, 30 June 2010 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

clan bell[edit]

what section do they belong in? (talk) 17:07, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from, 7 June 2011[edit]

Why did you lock it with the Palin reference in place? (talk) 03:45, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

I've removed that; thanks for the heads-up. Dabomb87 (talk) 04:14, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
Sarah Palin (OK, really someone who listened to Stephen Colbert) struck this article again. But it got fixed. Alden Loveshade (talk) 03:49, 7 August 2014 (UTC)