Talk:Dog door/Archive 1

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Cat door

Cat door is a redirect, thus NPOV demnds we link openly to cat flap, SqueakBox 21:29, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

NPOV doesn't demand open links. There's nothing POV about nonopen links. Otherwise, all links to English would have to be changed to English language to be NPOV.

I didnt say all links but this one indeed is pure POV, the alternative is to Afd this article, SqueakBox 23:11, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

Then you don't understand what POV means then. How could any nonopen links be POV? I don't think that's possible. If you are to say that this link is POV, logically you'd have to say that all nonopen links are POV. Otherwise it's nonsense. Voortle 00:29, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

You dont appear to be a logician, you are making an incorrect first premise, SqueakBox 00:36, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

Can we just let this be?

there was a lot of ridiculous bickering at cat flap (which does indeed focus on doors for cats), so why can't we leave this as a solution? most people that i know (and, statistically, a likely majority of english speakers worldwide) would use the term "dog door" more than the almost unheard of "catflap", and as the two devices are generally advertised as such, how about we stop complaining and just leave this up? creating an entry for cat doors and not dog doors seems rather POV. i hope none of you have an anti-dog bias. ;)67.172.61.222 21:37, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

If you see the main article, cat flap, you'll find that "cat flap" is the term used by two popular dictionaries of the English language. No mention of "dog door". - FrancisTyers · 22:27, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

This article should be called Dog FlapOxyman42 20:34, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Requested move

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. 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.

The result of the move request was: Move, arguments to move based on widespread usage, whilst two opposition comments to move based on "I have never heard it called this." Consensus to move. Taelus (talk) 12:24, 15 March 2010 (UTC)


Doggie doorDog door — "Dog door" is more commonly used than "doggie door", as you can see if you look them up in quotes on Google, you will see that "dog door" returns more results. -- IRP 20:01, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

  • I know it may not mean much, but I have never heard it called "dog door", only "doggie door". Fixing links is not wrong (talk) 13:53, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

Oppose move per NES Purplebackpack89 (Notes Taken) (Locker) 05:30, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

  • Support. I don't normally advocate this but since this is a consumer product, I went Google shopping in the USA and found 3,387 "dog doors" vs. 394 "doggie doors". In the UK I found 618 "dog doors" and 62 "doggie doors" (most of which aren't doors at all.) Results for "doggy door" were slightly less than those for "doggie door." A 10:1 ratio seems pretty convincing. In addition, "dog door" is clearer to the uninitiated. However, I'm also wondering why this article couldn't be merged with cat flap to make pet door (7304 and 1141 results). — AjaxSmack 04:16, 14 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support I fitted a few of these in my time. Here in the UK the main suppliers are "Dog Mate" and "Staywell Pet Mate", both manufacturers use "Dog Door".  Ronhjones  (Talk) 00:22, 15 March 2010 (UTC)
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