Talk:James A. Green (Pennsylvania politician)

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Requested move 16 March 2015[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: No consensus. James Green is a common name, there have been more than one James Greens who were politicians and people's middle initials or middle names are not always used by sources when referring to them. This adds up to quite a bit of ambiguity, and there was no consensus to settle for just James A. Green. EdJohnston (talk) 03:55, 24 March 2015 (UTC)


James A. Green (Pennsylvania politician)James A. Green – There is no other James A. Greens. If you decline, please move at least to name James A. Green (politician) Taivorist (talk) 22:21, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

  • Support - No other James Green with an "A" for an initial, and unneeded distribution. Oppose per 65.94.43.89. CookieMonster755 (talk) 04:57, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose clearly in error. Examining the history of the redirect "James A. Green", it originally pointed to James Alexander Green, which is not James Allison Green, the topic of this article. Therefore disambiguation is best. Indeed, a cursory examination of the disambiguation page should have shown you this already. -- 65.94.43.89 (talk) 05:24, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, I did not realize that. That case, maybe I can move the article into James A. Green (politician), because the Alexander is a mathematician? Taivorist (talk) 17:17, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - and as for James A. Green (politician) only if it's verified that there's no other politician In ictu oculi (talk) 18:52, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose on all counts, whether there are others with the same middle name or initial or not, it's not enough to allow them the sole use of politician given that other James Greens are politicians, and knowing the middle name is not always common.WildWikiGuy (talk) 19:54, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. The only person in the list (barring a red link) actually known as James A. Green and certainly the only politician. The mathematician was actually known as Sandy Green, not James Green, James A. Green or James Alexander Green, so there is no earthly need to distinguish the politician from him. That's not how we do things. We only disambiguate if it is necessary to do so, and here it is not. -- Necrothesp (talk) 15:06, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Clearly not, since Sandy is credited in journals as "James A. Green" and "J. A. Green" ; so clearly we have someone known as "James A. Green" in reliable sources (through primary source material) -- 65.94.43.89 (talk) 23:17, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.