Wikipedia:WikiProject Disambiguation/Adopting disambiguation pages

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Peace -- but Death to 'Shrooms.

Many new links to Wikipedia disambiguation pages are created every day. Many Wikipedians actively participate in the Disambiguation link repair project, tirelessly repairing these links. After a dab page has been cleaned of links from the main namespace, however, it is sometimes assumed that the problem has been resolved. Unfortunately, links accumulate like mushrooms when a dab page is left unattended. The problem is left for someone else to resolve at a later date, creating needless reduplication of time and effort.

An efficient means of resolving this problem is adopting a disambiguation page. This captures efficiencies, since Wikipedians build up a certain level of understanding of a given topic after a number of fixes, and thus are equipped to handle that page well.

Adoption is not ownership. You can tag-team adopt a really troublesome page, or merely help with the 'shroom cleanup on someone else's adopted page.


How to help[edit]

  • Be bold. Adopt a page. Add your name onto a page that has already adopted, for tag-team mushroom eradication.

Adopted Pages[edit]

Feel free to add yourself and your adopted disambiguation pages in the table below. There are guidelines for disambiguation link repair on Wikipedia:Disambiguation pages with links.


Disambiguation page adopted User Name Notes
8 Mile NJJ.Rocher Cleared as of 19 May 2008
Alien AnnaFrance Clean as of August 19 2008
Alternative Migospia last edit June 14 2007
Amazon bd2412 Checking weekly.
American Oatmeal batman last edit: January 5 2007
Anonymous AnnaFrance Clean as of July 29 2008
Bass bd2412 Checking weekly.
BDT AnnaFrance Clean as of August 1 2008
Bie Icarusgeek Started January 14 2011.Only one article remains: Lake_Da. Does anybody know how I can find out who 'owns' the page? (as I can't edit it)
Boer War Nzpcmad Just started as of March 30 2007
Britain Steven J. Anderson, SteinbDJ no links as of 2007-05-24
British Blake01 and Jeff3000 no links as of 2008-04-13
Caucasian Arenlor Went back over it. 2010-01-23
Compression Rwalker Cleaned 107 links 2010-01-11
Confederacy AnnaFrance Clean as of August 1, 2008
Cuban Spock of Vulcan Clean as of 2011-02-15
Danish Tkynerd last edit 10 December 2011
Defender Jeff3000 no links as of 2009-07-16
Duplication Lenoxus As of 2008-04-16: 1 mainspace link allowed: hatnote in Duplicate. 1 Wikipedia space link allowed: Outline of Roget's Thesaurus. 2 DABs: Copy, Double.
Effective dose ConradMayhew Clean as of December 10 2011
English Tkynerd, happy5214 last edit 10 December 2011
EP bd2412 Checking weekly.
Executive AnnaFrance Clean as of August 4 2008
Expo Icarusgeek Starting tomorrow (23 Jan) - with about 30 articles
Fatigue Nihiltres no links as of 2007-10-31
Fifty pence Lenoxus As of 2008-04-16, 2 DAB links allowed: Two pence, Threepence, Ten pence.
Finnish Tkynerd last edit 10 December 2011
French Spock of Vulcan Clean as of 2011-02-15. The links that are left should stay, for the same reason as the German ones.
German Spock of Vulcan Clean as of 2011-02-15. I've left 6 mainspace links to German (disambiguation) (a redirect to German) because it seems like they really should be pointing to the disambig page.
Gothic William Avery 8 links requiring attention as of September 27 2008
Iranian Jeff3000 last edit: November 4 2006
Italian WolfgangFaber 0 links as of November 12 2006
Japanese Dekimasu 0 links as of December 22 2014
Keyboard bd2412 Checking weekly.
Khan AnnaFrance Clean as of August 8 2008
Lebanese Ithinkhelikesit 0 links as of 2007-01-03
LLC bd2412 Checking weekly.
LP bd2412 Checking weekly.
Massacre AnnaFrance Clean as of August 11 2008
Nara Ajstov No links as of July 15 2011
Newcastle IcarusGeek 2 tricky articles hanging around, plus they come back in daily January 2011 2010
NHS AnnaFrance Clean as of August 9 2008
Northwest Tkynerd last edit: 28 November 2011
Norwegian Tkynerd last edit: 10 December 2011
Old Trafford Nzpcmad No links as of March 14 2007
Organ Goochelaar lots to do, just begun; last edit: January 27 2007
Ottoman TimBentley 2 links as of December 8 2006
Ottoman Turkish TimBentley 0 links as of December 8 2006
Palm Wjw0111 Just started as of March 28 2008
Passenger car Tkynerd last edit: 28 November 2011
Penthouse Emc2 no links as of November 2 2006
Persian Jeff3000 last edit: October 22 2006
Phoenix happy5214 My birth city, clean as of January 12, 2011
Prime mover AnnaFrance Clean as of August 13 2008
PSP HelmsC1978 last edit: January 1 2007
Romanesque William Avery Clean as of September 27 2008
Runner AnnaFrance Clean as of August 15 2008
Scottish Finavon last edit October 26, 2008 - lots of User pages remain
Seal bd2412 Checking weekly.
Selo CarrieVS Clean as of June 6 2012
Sexuality Mynameisnotpj zero links as of May 19 2008
Solna Tkynerd last edit: 28 November 2011
Subway Tkynerd last edit: 10 December 2011
Swedish Tkynerd last edit: 10 December 2011
Terminal Rwalker last edit: January 11, 2010 - only User and otheruses links remain
Terrestrial AnnaFrance clean as of August 17, 2008
Ting Tkynerd last edit: 2 December 2011
Tom Jones Badgernet Clean as of October 13 2008
Turk TimBentley 19 links as of December 8 2006
Turntable Tkynerd last edit: No longer a dab page, redirects to Phonograph. I piped all incoming links in mainspace that didn't refer to phonographs.

3 December 2011

Yugoslav Biblbroks 4 links as of October 5 2007

Pages for Adoption[edit]

You can find pages in need of adoption at Wikipedia:Disambiguation pages with links/Current list or the below list:


Case studies[edit]

Links can accumulate rapidly when no one is watching a page.