Talk:Pope Alexander I
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When did we start this Pope+name convention?
See MichaelTinkler (this morning, U.S.A. EST, someone put in a buncha Pope Alexanders. I'm kinda convinced, but confused enough about how the various systems are supposed to/going to work that I'm just going to edit entries and say to hell with the nomenclature until it shakes itself out. MichaelTinkler
I used the convention when Wikifying the EB11 article titles, because it was a good way to disambiguate Pope Alexander from various Kings Alexander, Pope Anastasius from Emperor Anastasius, etc. It's also a common English idiom (i.e., people generally do say "Pope John Paul II"). --LDC
I think this is an excellent idea, myself. There's definitely an ambiguity/namespace problem when it comes to people referred to by just one name, particularly royalty. --LMS
Agree as well: probably "most people" would use the title automatically (especially when the names are fairly common) in searching etc.
Do any of the other Popes (the various Patriarchs going by that title) share common names with the Popes of Rome (using this term for clarity in this context)?
Jackiespeel 18:43, 21 September 2005 (UTC)
Place of death
dates not in Annuario Pontifico
Reverse Y2K-type Technical problem with Yahoo misreporting what this article says -- please fix if you know how
If you search on Yahoo for "Pope Alexander I", it has a brief blurb citing wikipedia.org and says Born 10 January 1975 This of course is wrong -- by 1900 years.
It seems that the way the date is formatted in Wikipedia is confusing Yahoo's bots into thinking 75 is the last two digits of a four digit year, but it's not.
If you can figure out how to change the Wikipedia article so that Yahoo doesn't screw up, that would be good.
Or contact someone at Yahoo and have them fix it on their end.