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New to section headers[edit]

`This is a big dis-ambiguation page that almost definitely belongs at Bug (disambiguation). Any article that this links to that Bug should re-direct to?? 00:41, 4 Nov 2004 (UTC)

No, because the word "bug" is always informal, and all its meanings are "of equal rights", despite the fact that the meaning of "insect" is historically the first. If you look at what pages link here, you will see this. Mikkalai 01:14, 4 Nov 2004 (UTC)
Bug is in fact a scientific term. Celestianpower 07:32, 18 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I'm of the opinion that this page should be converted to a standard article (categorized to Category:English words) and that a Bug (disambiguation) page be produced to handle a simple listing of links, such as the listing that appears in the "Other" section on the page. from sonny d

Dict defs[edit]

The article as it stands has ripped the disambiguation out of the page, leaving only a handful of terms. Bug is a reasonable synonym for pathogen, but that's been removed. The most common ambiguous use of bug, insect, has been removed. Randomly removing "dict defs" doesn't make the page more useful, is makes disambiguation a nightmare. Why shouldn't I restore the page to as it stood? Josh Parris 05:27, 23 November 2005 (UTC)

I have no problem with most of the removals. Bug for disease is slang, or at least very informal, and I doubt that most people would type the former when looking for the latter in an encyclopedia. On the other hand, bug is such a common word for insect, that I would at least keep that one. Michael Z. 2005-11-23 05:56 Z
I figure slang does belong. Don't bug me, time to bug out, bug eyed monster, drive a baby buggy by tickling its toes, etc. All in a slang section, of course, so as to avoid confusion with narrower and loftier uses. Jim.henderson (talk) 15:07, 25 June 2008 (UTC)


I commented out the section for Bruno as it appeared out of place. --Midnightcomm 22:41, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

True bugs[edit]

I'm surprised this is still so off base. Check most any dictionary (OED,, AKA American Heritage, Wiktionary), and the primary definition for bug is: a member of the order Hemiptera (or Heteroptera), i.e. the so-called "true bugs". I'm adding this to the article for now, but in my opinion the proper course is to redirect bug to Hemiptera and move the existing article to bug (dab) where it belongs. --Chinasaur 14:16, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

bug book[edit]

read cockroach war!!!!!!!!!

(it is a good bug book —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 00:38, 31 March 2007 (UTC).

Colloquial definition[edit]

The colloquial definition of "bug" said it "usually excepting crustaceans." I changed this to "excepting most crustaceans," because there are crustaceans that are practically never colloquially referred to as "bugs" (e.g., lobsters), but on the other hand there are crustaceans that are frequently colloquially referred to as bugs (e.g. pill bugs and sow bugs). PubliusFL 16:35, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

I would argue that the coloquial definition has little to do with taxonomy and much more to do with whether the animal lives in open air. I've heard pretty much all terrestrial invertebrates, including mollusks (snails and slugs), annelids (earthworms) nematodes etc. referred to as bugs129.6.54.5 (talk) 18:24, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

Pathfinding algorithms[edit]

Why modification of 17:00, 6 August 2007 was reverted? There were added:

  • Pathfinding algorithms for sensor-based intellectual agents

Why was it added? Which algorthms are called "bug"? Please read the rules about disambiguation pages`'Míkka 16:46, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Bug algorithms are special type of pathfinding algorithms (usually used for sensor-based intellectual agents (robots)). You can google it by "bug algorithms", "bug1 bug2" queries. This algorithms are "classical" and widely used (for fast (realtime) or sensor-based pathfinding of course). There are different types of this type algorithms: "bug1", "bug2", "tangent bug" and others, but all of them usually called "bug algorithms". I don't see any logical difference between putting "Web bug" (for example) and "bug algorithms" on this disambiguation page.

What about tardigrades?[edit]

The tardigrade, a minute maggot-like creature related to worms and arthropods, which withstands environmental extremes and sometimes reduces to a mouth-only condition, seems a bug par excellence, the creature for which the term 'bug' seems to have been devised - yet it appears to be excluded from the definitions. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:14, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

talk to the bug to see if the tardygrade snaps u (try it)