Wikipedia:WikiProject Disambiguation/Malplaced disambiguation pages

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A malplaced disambiguation page is one that has no primary topic but is not at the base name, e.g., when Fizzboz redirects to Fizzboz (disambiguation). This situation is avoidable, as the disambiguation page can exist at Fizzboz, and the accepted standard is to place the disambiguation page at Fizzboz.

The policy regarding malplaced disambiguation pages is at Wikipedia:Disambiguation#Naming the disambiguation page: The title of a disambiguation page is the ambiguous term itself, provided there is no primary topic for that term. Guidance on the use of a redirect containing "(disambiguation)" is at Wikipedia:Disambiguation#How to link to a disambiguation page. See also {{R to disambiguation page}}, Category:Redirects to disambiguation pages, and WP:CONCISE.

Never carry out a cut & paste move. If there is a malplaced disambiguation page you can't move, simply list it below and an administrator will attend to it.

Possible primary topic[edit]


Just because Fizzboz redirects to Fizzboz (disambiguation) does not mean that Fizzboz (disambiguation) is a malplaced disambiguation page. It is possible that one of the articles listed in on the disambiguation page is the primary topic. If so, redirect it to that article or put in a requested move on the talk page of the proposed primary topic to move it to the base name.

As an aid to seeing if there is a primary topic, check the edit histories of Fizzboz and Fizzboz (disambiguation) to see if either history indicates that a previous page move has recently occurred, or if the redirect has recently been altered from as specific article. If so, seek a consensus on the article's talk page for the proposed move.

Manual list[edit]

Here you can list any malplaced disambiguation pages you would like corrected. Please make sure the page isn't already listed in the dump report below. Before listing, please see if you can correct the problem yourself using the methods listed in the instructions below. Completed entries will be removed from the list.

Add a line "# {{noredirect|Base name}} redirects to [[Base name (disambiguation)]]" below this line:

Pages under discussion[edit]

Pages from the database report below that cannot be addressed at this time because of active discussions can be moved to this section.

Database report[edit]

Malplaced disambiguation pages[edit]

As of 08:19, 30 November 2015 (UTC), these pages redirect to their own title with " (disambiguation)" appended. Do not manually add pages to this list; use the Manual list above instead. Completed entries will be removed from the list, there is no need to strike them.

  1. Castles in the Sky redirects to Castles in the Sky (disambiguation)
  2. Charles Hansen redirects to Charles Hansen (disambiguation)
  3. Eyre Coote redirects to Eyre Coote (disambiguation)
  4. Miaoli redirects to Miaoli (disambiguation)
  5. Zvijezda redirects to Zvijezda (disambiguation)

Duplicate disambiguation pages[edit]

As of 08:19, 30 November 2015 (UTC), the following pairs of potentially duplicative disambiguation pages exist.

  1. RGW, RGW (disambiguation)
  2. Things We Lost in the Fire, Things We Lost in the Fire (disambiguation)

Missing primary topics[edit]

As of 08:19, 30 November 2015 (UTC), the following disambiguation pages exist without any page existing at the unqualified title. These pages are generally erroneous, and should be moved to the title without the parenthetical, leaving a redirect behind for intentional links to the disambiguation page. However, some of these pages should have a primary topic at the base title, or should have the primary topic redirect to an unambiguous topic. DO NOT move these pages if doing so will create disambiguation links; instead, fix the incoming links first, and then move the page.

No incoming links[edit]

  1. Johann Leopold (disambiguation), Johann Leopold
  2. NK Sloboda (disambiguation), NK Sloboda
  3. Vidun (disambiguation), Vidun

Incoming links[edit]

  1. Humphrey Smith (disambiguation), Humphrey Smith (4 links)
  2. Miss Romania (disambiguation), Miss Romania (41 links)
  3. Wolf ticket (disambiguation), Wolf ticket (7 links)
  4. Zude (disambiguation), Zude (2 links)


  1. Check the entries at Fizzboz (disambiguation), "What links here" at Fizzboz, and the edit history and Talk page of Fizzboz (disambiguation) and Fizzboz. Do not proceed if it appears Fizzboz should redirect to a primary topic instead; rather, repair the redirect as necessary.
  2. Check for cut and paste moves, which can be repaired through the process described at Wikipedia:How to fix cut and paste moves. Do not proceed until the repair has been completed.
  3. Check the history of Fizzboz.
    1. If there is more than one edit in the history, then only an admin can perform the move.
      1. If the history includes previous non-redirect versions containing text that has been merged into other articles and remains on Wikipedia, you may need to request help moving the page to avoid losing this edit history.
      2. If not, tag the redirect Fizzboz with {{db-movedab}}. Consider the edit summary db-movedab for [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Disambiguation/Malplaced disambiguation pages|Malplaced disambiguation page]]. Alternately, a move request can be placed on Wikipedia:Requested moves/Technical requests to move the disambiguation page over the redirect.
    2. If there is only one edit in the history, move Fizzboz (disambiguation) to Fizzboz. Consider the edit summary "(disambiguation)" is superfluous; see [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Disambiguation/Malplaced disambiguation pages|Malplaced disambiguation pages]].
  4. Consider adding {{R to disambiguation page}} to the new Fizzboz (disambiguation) redirect. While helpful in identifying the type of redirect, it has the possible drawback of making a revert of the move harder, since it would then require an admin.
  5. Check that all appropriate talk pages exist (incorrect redirection is often a problem with the talk pages of disambiguation pages).
  6. Check for double redirects leading to Fizzboz.
  7. When you have corrected a malplaced dab, remove it from the list.

See also[edit]