Talk:Russell Johnston

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What a ridiculous name. Surely this article should be at Russell Johnston as he is commonly known as per WP:NAME AndrewRT(Talk) 23:27, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

Requested move 2010[edit]

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The result of the move request was: page moved per request. - GTBacchus(talk) 19:16, 8 August 2010 (UTC)



Russell Johnston, Baron Russell-JohnstonRussell Johnston — Already the primary meaning of "Russell Johnston", clearly better known than the Australian rules footballer, a fairly well known politician who was deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats for a few years. See a recent move request at Talk:Tommy McAvoy. PatGallacher (talk) 18:23, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

  • Support; seems reasonable considering he was only created a life peer after the majority of his life's work was done. Powers T 20:11, 22 July 2010 (UTC)
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Requested move 2014[edit]

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The result of the proposal was not moved. The dab will be deleted per WP:TWODABS. --BDD (talk) 19:58, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

– This politician is not the primary topic of two "Russell Johnston". The big increase may have included those looking for the recently dead actor Russell Johnson. The overall stats aren't stellar, and neither is stats of Aussie footballer. If change is favored, should it be Russell Johnston, Baron Russell-Johnston or Russell Johnston (politician)? I could be wrong, but the article (before the renaming) was a little more stellar in 2010. George Ho (talk) 20:37, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

  • Comment JohnsTon =/= Johnson ; "Johnson" is a much more common name than "Johnston" -- 70.50.148.122 (talk) 04:33, 19 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose on balance it seems to me that the politician is marginally ahead of the footballer, but either way there is no need for a dab page at all per WP:2DABS. Ben MacDui 14:06, 19 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - the stats show there is no primary topic here, so 2DABS does not apply. And there are more than two topics anyway, as many people will be looking for Russel Johnson. --Vclaw (talk) 15:23, 19 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment we have plenty of X Y (politician) nothing new — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.120.175.135 (talk) 00:36, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
You also mean WP:naming conventions (royalty and nobility)? George Ho (talk) 16:27, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
Indeed. -- Necrothesp (talk) 17:21, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
He was a lifepeer, it'd be the same as adding "Sir" to knights, that's an unreasonably low standard. He he acquired a hereditary peerage, that'd be a different story. -- 70.50.148.122 (talk) 16:01, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
Nope, the naming convention applies equally to life peers. And indeed to baronets too. -- Necrothesp (talk) 16:08, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
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