Talk:List of wars on concepts
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Would it make sense to reorder the sections chronologically? So, mention Hoover's "War on Crime" and Johnson's "War on Poverty" first, as they seem to be the first cited uses of this metaphor pattern, and then the others in order? Or is there some logic to the current ordering that eludes me? --Jim Henry (talk) 03:08, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
- It is currently in alphabetical order, except that the ones where there is not much said are all grouped at the bottom. Chronological order seems to make sense to me but you would still have the issue of what to do with "wars" about which we give only one or two sentences. Yaris678 (talk) 11:35, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
Is this really an encyclopedic topic? What sources are there for this?
- Each of the "wars" has a head article that is sourced: War on Terror, War on Drugs, War on Cancer, etc. This article was created because of this discussion: Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2007_November_19#Category:War_on_something. It's essentially a developed disambiguation page, grouping political declarations of war against opponents that cannot easily be quantified. Does that help?--Mike Selinker (talk) 00:07, 5 October 2010 (UTC)
- I'll check the discussion. Thanks for the speedy reply. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk) 00:26, 5 October 2010 (UTC)
The article is a war on concepts, not on fictional things -- your argument is invalid. Just because it's real doesn't mean that it makes sense to "wage a war" on it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 03:19, 5 December 2011 (UTC)