Talk:Horse blanket

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U.S. currency nicknamed "horse blankets"[edit]

I added a hatnote to this article:

For larger U.S. dollar notes prior to 1929, see History of the United States dollar.

The entry "horse blanket" on Wiktionary states:

(obsolete, slang) currency in the 1800s consisting of large size notes/bills.

At the time I made the edit, the article History of the United States dollar stated:

In 1929, sizing of the bills was standardized (involving a 25% reduction in their current sizes).

Cgoodwin (talk · contribs) reverted, with an edit summary "spam".

So I edited the article History of the United States dollar to clarify the connection between the two meanings of the term, using as a citation a print source from the Wiktionary entry:

In 1929, sizing of the bills was standardized (involving a 25% reduction in their current sizes, compared to the older, larger notes nicknamed "horse blankets"[9]).

Would the hatnote still be considered spam now? Or would I need multiple citations for one word in the other article in order to justify the hatnote? --Damian Yerrick (talk | stalk) 00:00, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

I think the revert may have caught your hatnote with some external link spam by accident. Possibly a simple dab page would work too. But if you want to just add one hatnote, keep it as short as possible: something like {{for|slang term for large pre-1929 US Dollar bills|History of the United States dollar}} There's an ongoing debate over what hatnotes are best for wiki, and that's a debate I try to avoid as much as I can. Montanabw(talk) 02:12, 2 November 2009 (UTC)
 Done after over a week of no replies. I tend to start a disambiguation page once a third alternate meaning shows up, but right now, there are just two (saddle blanket and old US currency). --Damian Yerrick (talk | stalk) 00:07, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
I think there's enough heartburn over this to just start the dab page now, so I did. Montanabw(talk) 05:20, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

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