Talk:Deputy

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This article looks like a dicdef to me. I think we should just redirect to Chamber of Deputies and be done with the whole thing. --RoySmith 15:42, 6 September 2005 (UTC)

  • I agree it's all dicdefs at the moment, but it's on the Dab's with links page at the moment (I know you know this Roy), indicating that there a lots of Deputy wikilinks out there , and not many of them want to go to Chamber of Deputies. Is there scope for an article? I don't even know what it would be about though. --Commander Keane 09:53, September 8, 2005 (UTC)
  • Ah, I did not realize that. That makes it a harder problem :-) --RoySmith 11:45, 8 September 2005 (UTC)
  • More on the above; there seem to be many linked uses of deputy as an adjective, deputy professor, deputy leader, etc. I'm just unlinking those. The ones that use deputy as a noun will require more thought, but (mis-)linking every adjective use just seems pointless. --RoySmith 12:11, 8 September 2005 (UTC)
yah frankly I'm at a loss. I was dab'ing links to this page originally to the 3 linked articles as seemed appropriate, but stopped when I saw some contraversy as to translations of Deputy. --Syrthiss 14:07, September 8, 2005 (UTC)

Now what?[edit]

I worked my way through all the What links here articles, unlinking all the uses of deputy that were just adjectives. That got rid of about half of them. I'm at a loss where to proceed after this. Most of the remaining uses are deputy in the sense of legislator. Either there should be a Deputy (legislator) article, or all those should just get unlinked too, but I'm not sure which makes more sense. I don't know what such an article would say beyond just a dicdef. --RoySmith 13:44, 9 September 2005 (UTC)

Is it reasonable to take the Deputy links and point them to [1] instead? At least the dicdef there gives the base meaning of a substitute empowered to act in one's name. That solves the Wikipedia is not a dictionary argument even if it does take them out of the Wikipedia namespace. --Syrthiss 13:57, September 9, 2005 (UTC)
I can see the advantage of pointing to wiktionary, but I don't think it is easily maintained (editors won't be bothered) and we will back here next year fixing up another 200 links. Considering the three meagre entires on this dab, is it going to be deleted and if so where will "Deputy" direct to?--Commander Keane 16:41, September 9, 2005 (UTC)