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Proposed merger of Katrina (given name) into Katrina[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

The result was not to merge Katrina (given name) into Katrina. -- Terry Carroll 22:21, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

The Katrina (given name) page is not so long that it shouldn't be included here. The Katrina (given name) page also includes one name, Katrina Leskanich, of someone who is best known just by her first name, Katrina. Someone searching on "Katrina" should be able to find it on the first disambiguation page, rather than going through multiple disambiguation pages. Terry Carroll 15:32, 12 July 2007 (UTC) (comment cleaned up by Terry Carroll 21:35, 19 July 2007 (UTC))

  • No way. This disambiguation has nothing to do with that article or nothing close. This is not a article. its a disambiguation. XU-engineer 21:03, 16 August 2007 (UTC)
They're both disambiguations, on the name "Katrina." Terry Carroll 21:24, 16 August 2007 (UTC)
  • (reply to Terry) Have to object as well, can't merge an article into a disambiguation page. I did however re-format it a little, does this help address your concerns? R. Baley 22:21, 20 August 2007 (UTC) (refactor comment and add note) aah, I see what you mean now, I still think the Katrina(given name) would overwhelm any other usage on the Katrina page. I did reformat the two pages a little (moved a couple of names as noted) and made the link to the Katrina(given name) page somewhat clearer. Is that better? R. Baley 22:39, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
  • It's much better; and although I still believe that the pages should be merged, it's apparent that the more popular view is the opposite. I'm counting not only R. Baley and XU-engineer, who commented above, but also Chris the speller, who I see split the pages apart only a few months ago, and presumably also would want them kept that way. Given that, I think it's appropriate to close the discussion with a conclusion of No Merge. Terry Carroll 22:19, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

The above discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

Hmm, that's a pity. I must agree with Terry, it's a bit akward this way. I understand that the hurricane means that lots of people typing 'Katrina' will want to see that, but I also feel that it is pretty annoying if you want to find a certain Katrina-person and you have to click several times. My propsal would've followed something like this outline:

  • General
    • Meteorology
    • Science
    • Locations
    • Other
  • People
    • ...
  • See Also

What I'm trying to say, is keep the things that'll be overshadowed at the top, but then have a big heading for people. Scrolling down is just as much trouble as clicking, after all. Alternatively, what about a table? That way we can decrease it's size vertically, which would be great. Anyway, I got here because nobody deleted the proposed merger, but I'm removing it now. If it's re-opened for discussion you can add it again. --Leviel 12:08, 30 August 2007 (UTC)