Talk:Wheel of Death (Space Wheel)

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History of article title[edit]

This article began as Wheel of death (Aerial arts). Another editor moved it to Wheel of death (Circus act), which he or she apparently believed to be a more precise title. However that introduced a degree of ambiguity because the original title was chosen to differentiate this article from Wheel of death (Impalement arts), which is also a type of circus act. Hopefully "Wheel of death (Aerial act)" will be an acceptable compromise that is sufficiently precise without being ambiguous. Circusandmagicfan (talk) 12:22, 25 June 2008 (UTC)Circusandmagicfan

Article re-titled Wheel of Death (Wheel of Steel). From a strict pedogogical perspective perspective, Wheel of Death is not a true "Aerial Act", nor have I ever heard anyone who performs in it use that term (or its equivalent in another language). What I'm proposing is that we use Wheel of Death (Wheel of Steel), which is the term Ringling started using last year (2007) on their tour, as death was not seen as family friendly from a PR perspective. Leviculus (talk) 14:47, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
I've contested the above argument (see User_talk:Leviculus#Wheel of Death). Main objections are that User:Leviculus has re-introduced ambiguity. There are other definitions of aerial arts which differ from the "strict pedogogical perspective" given by Leviculus (and Leviculus would be contravening WP:NOR if he relied on his own views/knowledge to support his position). Also, he has used the description "circus artists" on the disambiguation page in a way that creates ambiguity with another Wheel of death article.
I am suggesting Wheel of death (Space wheel) because "Space wheel" was the name used when the act first appeared in the 1930s (for which there are sources). I have also re-written the relevant line on the disambiguation page.
Circusandmagicfan (talk) 18:42, 26 June 2008 (UTC)Circusandmagicfan