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Vandalism[edit]

Changed the heading "d*ckheadpenis" back to Places and removed "f*ckf*ckf*ckf*ck".

Removed radio station[edit]

I removed this entry from the page:

  1. 96 Rock, an Atlanta radio station

There are probably hundreds of radio stations in the US with names like "{NUM} Rock" or "Rock {NUM}". Either we include all of them, or we include none of them. I can't see any justification to include just Atlanta-based radio stations.

Nohat 01:38, 2004 Mar 16 (UTC)

Which of these makes more sense??[edit]

  1. Moving Rock (geology) to Rock and this article to Rock (disambiguation)
  2. Moving Rock and roll to Rock and this article to Rock (disambiguation)

66.245.71.89 00:26, 16 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Personally, I say neither. It's useful as is. [[User:Meelar|Meelar (talk)]] 00:30, Oct 16, 2004 (UTC)
--СђrΐsτσρhΞr ScЋδlτξη 20:30, 1 September 2006 (UTC) Agreed. It should remain as is. On a different note, the term "Rocks" redirects to Rock (geology) rather than Rock (disambiguation). That probably also makes sense.
Move Rock (geology) to Rock and this article to Rock (disambiguation). The primary dictionary meaning of rock is the geological term. --Bermicourt (talk) 19:05, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

help with links[edit]

I can't seem to get the links right on the last section. Notably, the one linking to an internal wikipedia category and another trying to link a word to a different term. I'd appreciate is someone could help me fix them

Appropriate?[edit]

I added this to the culture section, what do you think?

Is it really that common? I've never heard it before. I think it should be removed. Thoughts?
Why is Jesus here? Gflores Talk 05:32, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

DAB[edit]

Just a heads up, Rock is completely disambiguated as of right now.

Bearingbreaker92 04:21, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

Robert Rock[edit]

The description after this link doesn't match the article it links to. Unless this pro-golfer is also a gang leader —Preceding unsigned comment added by 206.11.112.251 (talk) 13:58, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Rock[edit]

rock mixture of one or more minerals. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.63.34.195 (talk) 16:29, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Merge proposal (with mineral)[edit]

Dwayne Johnson should be mentioned specifically[edit]

My issue with this article is that when someone searches "The rock" or "the rock" this page immediately comes up. Whereas if someone searches "The Rock" Dwayne Johnson comes up. Odds are that someone is looking for either Dwayne Johnson or the movie "The Rock". If Dwayne Johnson is relevent enough to have his own redirect for "The Rock", why shouldn't he be on this list. I understand you have a "Rock (name)" link, but the first or last name Rock is not nearly the same thing as the stage name "The Rock". But, I won't make the edit unless nobody disagrees with me.TBWarrior720 (talk) 06:21, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

You do have a point. I just don't want to see that section get out of control. I think I would be fine adding people known only as "Rock" (with or without "the"), and excluding people with rock as a first or last name. Ego White Tray (talk) 12:23, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
On a side note, for the last 18 months The Rock has bounced back and forth between Dwayne Johnson and Rock. I have added to a discussion at Talk:The Rock, which should probably be used to determine where The Rock should point. -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 00:30, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

RM[edit]

The following discussion is an archived 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: articles not moved. Armbrust The Homunculus 12:30, 25 February 2014 (UTC)


– Umm, let's think about whether or not the article on rocks has WP:PRIMARYTOPIC over the other topics listed here, such as rock music. What possible meaning for "rock" has more "long-term significance"? Please forgive my curtness. I just don't know what else to say. When people link to rock they expect to find the information that's at rock (geology) right now. When people type in "rock" they are likewise looking for that. To link to or search for "rock" expecting rock music, Dwayne Johnson or any of the other "rocks" listed here is unfathomable. (Seriously: I cannot actually fathom a sober editor linking to the base name rock expecting any article but rock (geology).) Rock should be only about rock (geology). Red Slash 01:32, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

  • Comment while I think that rock (geology) is the leading topic, I think that many people wikilinking to rock actually mean rock music, and a significant fraction will mean hot/cool/hip/etc. And as for the searchbox, rock and roll will have a major fraction of the intended search result. Let us not forget that diamonds are also called rocks colloquially. -- 70.50.151.11 (talk) 05:39, 18 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment pretty much verbatim as 70.50.151.11. There are times when practicality dictates recognizing en.wp's volunteer editor base demographics; i.e. we daily have more 2014 rock (music) album/single stubs created than 2014 rock (geology) stubs. The proposed move then would probably create a never ending chain of misdabs and work for dab bots. Therefore on the "if it isn't broke" basis, best to leave the dab as primary in this area. In ictu oculi (talk) 09:28, 18 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose, per what both the IP and In ictu oculi said. The claim I cannot actually fathom a sober editor linking to the base name rock expecting any article but rock (geology).) is quite fathomable if you take a look at what links here for this page. Nearly every one is for rock music. Now one might question the sobriety of the editors making such links, but it is pointless to deny that a significant number of editors will make such mistaken links on a regular basis. Far better to leave the disambiguation page where it is. olderwiser 13:32, 18 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment. I routinely fix incoming links to the current disambiguation page, and I would estimate that fewer than one out of twenty is for the geological topic. I would contrast this against a much stronger case like Cell, for which the greatest long-term significance is for the biological topic, and for which the vast majority of incoming links are also for the biological topic. bd2412 T 13:42, 18 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Bkonrad and BD2412. The guideline says that a topic is primary if it is "highly likely" to be "the topic sought when a reader searches for that term." Contrary to Red Slash, I don't find it difficult at all to imagine readers who would be looking for musical information when they search for "rock." We can't assume that readers in general share our tastes, our interests, or our predilections. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 14:43, 18 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose: the dab page has the two major uses good and clear at the top, and is more satisfactory than a situation where large numbers of readers find they've reached a geology page when they want music. The status quo looks fine, no need to change. PamD 14:56, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose per PamD. Given that there are two particularly common but different uses for the term, keeping the existing arrangement seems suitable. ╠╣uw [talk] 11:06, 22 February 2014 (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.

The Rock[edit]

The usage of The Rock (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) is under discussion, see RfD for the discussion. It is suggested that it be repointed. -- 65.94.169.222 (talk) 06:34, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

The Rock (disambiguation)[edit]

I split of about half of the entries into The Rock (disambiguation). The entries all violated WP:PTM. Also, this page had become "inconveniently long" (WP:DPAGE). Paradoctor (talk) 12:43, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Nickname vs. stage name[edit]

I think it doesn't make too much sense to keep nicknames and stage names apart. We should either move the nicknames here, or put stage names also into Rock (name). Paradoctor (talk) 08:34, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Move discussion in progress[edit]

There is a move discussion in progress on Talk:Rock (geology) which affects this page. Please participate on that page and not in this talk page section. Thank you. —RMCD bot 17:16, 13 July 2016 (UTC)