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Disambiguation pages with single redlinks should not always be changed[edit]

Hi! I know you're on Wikibreak but I'm leaving this message for when you get back.

In regards to your change of the St. Charles School District disambiguation page to a singular redirect (due to most of the pages being redlinks), I have reversed this. This is a problematic edit because people looking for other school districts with the same name will be taken to the wrong place (if they are not looking for the Louisiana school district) and have no recourse/way of finding the proper place, nor will they have a way of starting a new article.

Please don't overestimate the average public's knowledge of Wikipedia - many, especially older adults, are not familiar with how to change pages or how to start them. We need to make it as easy as possible to start new articles. This is why, in many or some cases, disambiguation pages with a single blue link should be left as is.

Thank you, WhisperToMe (talk) 06:30, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – October 2017[edit]

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Books and Bytes - Issue 24[edit]

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Issue 24, August-September 2017

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  • The Wikipedia community has recently learned that Allen3 (William Allen Peckham) passed away on December 30, 2016, the same day as JohnCD. Allen began editing in 2005 and became an administrator that same year.

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Best wishes[edit]

I was going through my past edits, and came across this. I hope everything is well on your side. See you soon. :) —usernamekiran(talk) 23:38, 2 November 2017 (UTC)