Talk:Iowa State–Kansas State football rivalry

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There are multiple problems with this name. First and foremost, it's demonstrably not the WP:COMMONNAME for this game. A search for "Iowa State" Farmageddon returns all of 14 hits in the Google News archives and no relevant hits in Google Books, none from before 2009. Meanwhile, "Iowa State vs. Kansas State" returns over 6,000 hits. Other related variants return even more hits, showing that descriptive names are more appropriate. Additionally, the name "Farmageddon" isn't unique to Iowa State vs. Kansas State even within college football; it has also been used for the Iowa-Nebraska game.[1] It's also the name of a comic and a documentary film. As such, this awkward nickname is imprecise and not very recognizable to the reader. I plan on moving the page to Iowa State–Kansas State football rivalry and adding sources.--Cúchullain t/c 19:58, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

Done. I also expanded the article a bit.--Cúchullain t/c 11:23, 16 August 2012 (UTC)
Concur good move. It is (and should be) still mentioned in the article but definitely should not be the name of the article. Nicely done.--Paul McDonald (talk) 11:39, 16 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. After doing some more reading it appears the "Farmageddon" name was used to promote the Kansas City games, and it hasn't been used much if at all since then, though clearly the teams still played in 2011 (and will play again in 2012). As such it's really not an appropriate article title.--Cúchullain t/c 12:16, 16 August 2012 (UTC)