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The following is a closed discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.
The result of the proposal was move.
Rename: Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec → Rouyn-Noranda Per WP:CANSTYLE and WP:PRIMARYUSAGE, this is a strictly unique name with no meaning unrelated to the city. Rouyn-Noranda already exists as a redirect to this article. As such, geographic disambiguation is unnecessary here. Note that this does not apply to the separate names "Rouyn" and "Noranda" ("Rouyn" is currently a redirect to this article, but should probably be reviewed, whereas "Noranda" is already a disambiguation page), but the combination of the two as a single hyphenated place name pertains uniquely to this city. Bearcat (talk) 22:21, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
Support per Bearcat - DigitalC (talk) 23:05, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
Support ditto. (I never even heard of another of either place...) TREKphilerhit me ♠ 02:04, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
Oppose - merger of two places with ambiguous names. --Qyd (talk) 03:55, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
Not a valid reason to oppose a page move per Wikipedia's disambiguation policy. If the combined name isn't ambiguous in its own right, then it's not an ambiguous name whether the component parts would be ambiguous in separation or not. You'd do well to start applying WP:PRIMARYUSAGE as written instead of making up your own tendentious additions to it. Bearcat (talk) 07:51, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
It's not clear how the alleged ambiguity of the component parts of the town's name is relevant. Nothing at WP:DAB suggests that we break titles into parts and assess the ambiguity of each component. There would be absurd results if we did so (for example, we would need to disambiguate Toronto Maple Leafs, because the hockey team might not be the primary usage of terms relating to Canada's largest city, a type of tree and a part of the tree used for photosynthesis). Skeezix1000 (talk) 16:55, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
Support. The name Rouyn-Noranda appears to be unique, and all references to this name are associated with the city. Mindmatrix 16:11, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
Oppose - I would've oppose on renaming all of the Canadian cities without the province names. A few years ago all of the main article titles that has a Canadian city with a province name. So, I would oppose on that, as well. Look for my comments at Talk:Dawson Creek, British Columbia#Rename page. Steam5 (talk) 11:06, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
That's never been true, as the largest cities were always at undisambiguated titles. And even to the extent that it was true, there was never any policy or convention that required it. Canadian geographical articles never had any actual naming convention at all until the consensus of WP:CWNB users adopted the current "undisambiguated whenever possible" convention — prior to that, there was only an untested assumption that our naming convention would match the US one word for word. Bearcat (talk) 13:06, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.
I'm referring to this paragraph: "Notably, since 2005 the small mostly francophone town has had the Festival des guitares du monde en Abitibi-Témiscamingue" (translating to Festival of World's Guitars in Abitibi-Temiscamingue) which featured world renowned guitarists. It is now being whispered amongst the artist community to be a must-perform-there town."
For one, there is no source for the claim that it is host to a guitar festival. Secondly, while it's nice to think that all the famous musicians are "whispering" about Rouyn-Noranda, this hardly seems like an appropriate bit of hearsay to include in a Wikipedia article.
On a similar note, there are two instances where the article states "R-N is known as the ... capital" (copper and metal music). Copper I can agree with, but I wonder who all is referring to R-N as the capital of heavy metal music? Perhaps the residents of R-N? Jmajeremy (talk) 03:25, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
There is the "festival de musique emergente," which I am aware of.