Talk:Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution

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New Link, and a suggestion[edit]

I've added a link to the English translation of Wikipedia's German article on this subject. It seemed a logical thing to do, and the translation isn't too bad. May I suggest we add the same photo from that page, as it's already in use by Wikipedia? DesScorp 19:46, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

English translation of BfV[edit]

Officially the English name is Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution ([1]]. --80.144.225.222 17:56, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

Move[edit]

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The result of the move request was: page moved. Vegaswikian (talk) 23:20, 1 July 2010 (UTC)



Bundesamt für VerfassungsschutzFederal Office for the Protection of the ConstitutionWP:NAME suggests to use the "most common English-language name". --Schuhpuppe (talk) 08:18, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

  • Although Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz and BfV are also fairly commonly used in English, Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution seems to have become well-established, and a quick search on Google Scholar shows that it seems to be predominant in academic writing at least. There is no need for the suggested disambiguation, however, as there is no equivalent office in America. Knepflerle (talk) 13:53, 25 June 2010 (UTC)
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A bit late to the party here, but per WP:NC-GAL, it should be pre-disambiguated with "(Germany)". ninety:one 00:02, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

I agree; Germany is certainly not the first federal government most people in the english-speaking world would think of. Not disambiguating is just going to produce a string of false hits from people in Australia, Canada, or the US (for starters) wondering what the hell this is.
Besides the guideline says it is mandatory unless there is a very good reason not to; I can’t think of one...Moonraker12 (talk) 10:40, 2 August 2010 (UTC)
OK, done Moonraker12 (talk) 12:45, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

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The result of the move request was: move Graeme Bartlett (talk) 05:13, 17 April 2011 (UTC) Graeme Bartlett (talk) 05:13, 17 April 2011 (UTC)



Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (Germany)Federal Office for the Protection of the ConstitutionWikipedia:Naming conventions (government and legislation) says that "Disambiguation is unnecessary...if the agency or office name is unique or is by far the most common meaning," which is the case for this agency.--Prezbo (talk) 17:06, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

  • Support: No other article with the undisambiguated title. Quigley (talk) 00:33, 19 March 2011 (UTC)
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