Talk:What's Going On (Marvin Gaye album)

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Requested move 2013[edit]

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The result of the move request was: Move. Jafeluv (talk) 19:06, 12 April 2013 (UTC)


What's Going OnWhat's Going On (Marvin Gaye album)The album may be more popular than the titular song, but both are recognized for a very long time in terms of award recognitions and background histories. If moved, the view numbers for the album will go down drastically. George Ho (talk) 00:23, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

  • Support - helpful to readers and justified by weight in print references. In ictu oculi (talk) 17:44, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
  • Strong support - the song is easily as notable as the album. Red Slash 05:22, 7 April 2013 (UTC)
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Why?[edit]

Why was this moved again? No one is searching for the other albums also named What's Going On, this album should be the primary destination. It's totally unnecessary. Gareth E Kegg (talk) 00:33, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

I agree. This level of disambiguation is unnecessary. Ghmyrtle (talk) 08:18, 30 May 2013 (UTC)
This constant forking and nitpicking. Is WP:MANONTHECLAPHAMOMNIBUS a policy? It should be. Gareth E Kegg (talk) 18:35, 30 May 2013 (UTC)


Requested move 02 February 2014[edit]

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The result of the proposal was not moved. --BDD (talk) 19:39, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

What's Going On (Marvin Gaye album)What's Going On – I understand the thinking behind the recent move request; however, as the overwhelming amount of readers are looking for either the song or the album, by moving the primary name to a disamb page, the bulk of readers are arriving on the wrong page and are needing to click through to their desired destination after being distracted by the disamb page. It would be preferable to direct readers to either the album or the song, and then provide a hat note: "This article is about the album/song, for the song/album, click here, for other possible meanings, click here". As the album gets 30% to 40% more readers per month, that would indicate it's the more likely contender for being the primary topic, though using the song as the primary topic would also be acceptable. SilkTork ✔Tea time 08:23, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Survey[edit]

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.
The reasons are as stated above: under the current system thousands of readers every month are landing in the wrong place and are being momentarily distracted. Doing a little bit of dab fixing is preferable to expecting readers to deal with landing on the wrong page. When we look at naming articles, we are mainly concerned with readers being able to find what they want quickly and easily. The current title for an article that gets over 10,000 hits a month is inappropriate.
I don't see a problem with indicating that I am supporting as proposer as I made it clear in my comment. If that has confused you, however, I'm sorry - that wasn't the intention. SilkTork ✔Tea time 08:59, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
What evidence do you have that anyone would land on What's Going On (Marvin Gaye album) not wanting What's Going On (Marvin Gaye album) ? How exactly? In ictu oculi (talk) 09:12, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
@SilkTork, that question is actually currently the topic of discussion at Wikipedia talk:Disambiguation‎. You may want to make your view known there also. Cheers! bd2412 T 16:53, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
Procedural note: While fewer RMs have an "as proposer" (or "as nominator," etc.) vote than don't, it's an accepted practice per WP:RMCM. --BDD (talk) 19:50, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Strong oppose clearly the song is more likely than the album, from the real world usage (as opposed to Wikipedia's own little world). The disambiguation page misleadingly provides the album before the song comes up and from psychological studies, things that appear first get selected more often. -- 70.50.148.248 (talk) 23:57, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
  • The anonymous !voter has confused me. But I support as per pageviews. It does defy my gut instinct but this style of music is not my specialty. Red Slash 21:25, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Two closely-related and highly notable topics share the same name, and many other less notable topics share that name too. That's an excellent reason to have a disambiguation page at the bare title. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 02:33, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

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