Talk:Montreal Expos/FAQ

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Various discussions recur frequently regarding the Montreal Expos article. This FAQ summarizes the key arguments; please review it before restarting any of these discussions again.

Proposals to combine Montreal Expos with Washington Nationals

Various proposals have been made to eliminate the Montreal Expos article and redirect it to the Washington Nationals article, for the following reasons:

The following reasons for keeping the Montreal Expos article separate have been raised:

Proposals to rename Montreal Expos

Various proposals have been made to rename the Montreal Expos article to another name, such as "History of the Montreal Expos", for the following reasons:

The following reasons for keeping the Montreal Expos article under its current name have been raised:

  • "Montreal Expos" is the commonly-used name, and so the one most commonly used by readers and editors to locate this article.
  • Given that History of the Montreal Expos can redirect to "Montreal Expos", or vice-versa, there is no substantive difference between using either name for the article. In that case, the simpler, more common name is preferred.
  • Consistency with other teams that have moved (see list above).
  • The topic of the "Montreal Expos" has a greater scope, such as cultural influence, than is typically covered in a "History of..." article.

Proposals to redirect "Montreal Expos", if the current article is moved to a different name

It has been proposed that after renaming the "Montreal Expos" article, "Montreal Expos" should redirect to "Washington Nationals", for the following reasons:

  • References to "Montreal Expos" are generally to the franchise, and so should redirect to the main article for the franchise.
  • Since the Washington Nationals franchise is the same as the Montreal Expos franchise, the term "Montreal Expos" should redirect to "Washington Nationals", just as Cassius Clay redirects to Muhammad Ali.

The following reasons for redirecting "Montreal Expos" to its renamed article have been raised:

Past discussion threads

Formal AfD discussion:

Talk page discussions: