Talk:Soviet Championship League

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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: no consensus, although per WP:COMMONSENSE it's probably a good idea to identify the sport in the article title. Miniapolis 17:59, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

Soviet Championship LeagueSoviet Hockey Championship – There were many Soviet leagues/championships: basketball, handball, football and so on. Please propose better name with word 'hockey' obviously. Maybe Soviet League (ice hockey), or Soviet Hockey League. NickSt (talk) 01:27, 1 June 2013 (UTC)


Feel free to state your position on the renaming proposal by beginning a new line in this section with *'''Support''' or *'''Oppose''', then sign your comment with ~~~~. Since polling is not a substitute for discussion, please explain your reasons, taking into account Wikipedia's policy on article titles.


Any additional comments:
  • Comment. Yes, there were different Soviet leagues, but per WP:COMMONAME, article titles are based on what is commonly used by reliable sources. We do not change it merely because it may be unclear to some readers at first glance, especially when there are no reliable sources that also put "hockey" in its title too. If reliable sources also just refer to it as "Soviet Championship League", then that is what the title should be for this page (the lack of references currently on this article is an entirely different issue). If no reliable sources refer to it as "Soviet Hockey Championship", then the Wikipedia article should not either. It is the job of the first sentence of the article to put the topic of the article into proper context, and clarify that this was an ice hockey league. Not every sports league has its sport in its name, like the Dominican Summer League, Belgian Pro League and the Bangladesh Premier League, even though there may be several summer leagues in the Dominican Republic, more than one "pro" leagues in Belgium, or a few "premier" leagues in Bangladesh. Soviet League (ice hockey) would also be an improper name per the disambiguation guidelines because there is no primary topic or disambiguation page for the term "Soviet League". Zzyzx11 (talk) 04:30, 1 June 2013 (UTC)
  • I agree with Zzyzx11. Were the other Soviet leagues referred to as "Soviet Championship League"? --BDD (talk) 19:08, 7 June 2013 (UTC)
  • I would have to oppose as well, this is what the league is most commonly called I believe in sources. If there were other articles on the wiki with the same name we might have to then have a talk about primary topic. But I think it should remain as is. -DJSasso (talk) 14:52, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Please see template {{Top sport leagues in the Soviet Union}}. Almost all articles are in the next format: "Soviet (sports) Championship". For example: Soviet Water Polo Championship, Soviet Women's Handball Championship, Soviet Women's Basketball Championship, Soviet Figure Skating Championships. Now I offer Soviet Hockey Championship (as full equivalent of ru:Чемпионат СССР по хоккею) - is it normal name? NickSt (talk) 18:55, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Some references for Soviet Hockey Championship:
    • 1) he won the Soviet hockey championship five times... [1]
    • 2) They won their first Soviet hockey championship in 1946–47... [2]
    • 3) Sergey Fedorov started his career in 1986 at CSKA Moscow in the Soviet hockey championship... [3]
    • 4) The History of Russian Hockey: the Institute of Physical Culture and Sport gave the green light to arrange the first Soviet hockey championship... [4]
NickSt (talk) 19:07, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
Note the small h in those sources. They are using hockey as a descriptor not a proper noun. Since we don't have any other article called this and since its declared right in the beginning of the article what it is talking about then we don't need to make up a name. -DJSasso (talk) 12:25, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
It was never called a "league". It was just called the Championship. Note, there is no any references for the article's current name, Soviet Championship League. It wasn't a league, only championship. NickSt (talk) 12:46, 16 June 2013 (UTC)
It was always called a league over here in North America in English speaking countries regardless of what it was called in the Soviet Union.. -DJSasso (talk) 12:52, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
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