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Deleting 2DABs pages (again)
I'd appreciate a third opinion on Heater please. I can't really discuss it with the other editor as they have a dynamic IP. I don't want to start an edit war, but does the team think I should keep reverting this change, or should we create a redirect such as Heater (building) → HVAC#Heating and divert the existing links there? (Hey, I found yet another way to create bad links...) Certes (talk) 12:50, 27 October 2017 (UTC)
- @Certes: Where is the locus of the discussion? Heater just redirects to an article section, and Talk:Heater doesn't have much going on. — SMcCandlish ☏ ¢ >ʌⱷ҅ᴥⱷʌ< 11:57, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
Ship index naming convention
There's discussion about standardizing naming of ship index pages at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Ships#Ship Index pages - another try and Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Ships#Proposal that may be of interest. older ≠ wiser 20:40, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
The expression the AD era in number disambig pages
I'm appalled by the use of the expression "the AD era" in number disambig pages: (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9) e.g., "the eighth year of the AD era". (The expression also shows up at Year Zero and Phantom time hypothesis.) When looking for an adjective to modify the word "era", there is already a perfectly good adjective in common use and it is common, as in, "the common era."
AD stands for the prepositional phrase Anno domini (in the year of the Lord), so the expression "the fifth year of the AD era" is literally equivalent to "the fifth year of the in the year of the Lord era", which is an abomination. Mathglot (talk) 08:57, 24 November 2017 (UTC)
- I Support this challenge. "AD era" is nonsense. Delete/replace. --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 15:51, 24 November 2017 (UTC)
- 8 (disambiguation) used to say “AD 8, the eighth year of the Common Era”, which I like, as it is worded quite naturally and has a hook for a reader looking up either AD 8 or 8 CE. Similar wording would work for “8 BC, the eighth year before the Common Era”.--Trystan (talk) 17:41, 24 November 2017 (UTC)
I have started a draft on the concept of "looking" which I expect will end up being the primary topic for about a half dozen current disambiguation pages. Cheers! bd2412 T 19:22, 24 November 2017 (UTC)