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Disambiguation pages should have the following format:
 
Disambiguation pages should have the following format:
 
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''This article is a [[Wikitravel:Disambiguation policy|disambiguation page]].
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''This article is a [[Wikitravel:Disambiguation policy|disambiguation page]].  If you arrived here by following a link from another page you can  [[Wikitravel:ways to help Wikitravel|help]] by correcting it, so that it points to the appropriate disambiguated page.''
  If you arrived here by following a link from another page you can  
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  [[Wikitravel:ways to help Wikitravel|help]] by correcting it, so that it points
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to the appropriate disambiguated page.''
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#[[Name (disambiguator 1)]], description of destination 1.
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#[[Name (disambiguator 1)]], description of destination 1.
#[[Name (disambiguator 2)]], description of destination 2.
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#[[Name (disambiguator 2)]], description of destination 2.
 
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Copy the following boilerplate text into the disambiguation editing page:
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==Boilerplate Text==
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''Copy the following boilerplate text into the disambiguation editing page:''
 
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==Index==
 
==Index==
Unlinked disambiguation pages show up as [[Special:Lonelypages|orphaned pages]].  To prevent this happening they should be listed in the following index.
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Unlinked disambiguation pages show up as [[Special:Lonelypages|orphaned pages]].  To prevent this happening they should be listed in the [[Wikitravel:Disambiguation page index|Disambiguation page index]].
  
 
The following articles are disambiguation pages.
 
The following articles are disambiguation pages.

Revision as of 07:47, 14 February 2004

Sometimes destinations have identical names, and editors may make links to a name without a disambiguator. If this is common, it can be useful to make a disambiguation page, to catch these links and correct them.

Format

Disambiguation pages should have the following format:


This article is a disambiguation page. If you arrived here by following a link from another page you can help by correcting it, so that it points to the appropriate disambiguated page.

  1. Name (disambiguator 1), description of destination 1.
  2. Name (disambiguator 2), description of destination 2.

Boilerplate Text

Copy the following boilerplate text into the disambiguation editing page:


''This article is a [[Wikitravel:Disambiguation policy|disambiguation page]].
If you arrived here by following a link from another page you can 
[[Wikitravel:ways to help Wikitravel|help]] by correcting it, so that it points
to the appropriate disambiguated page.''
#[[Name (disambiguator 1)]], description of destination 1.
#[[Name (disambiguator 2)]], description of destination 2.



Index

Unlinked disambiguation pages show up as orphaned pages. To prevent this happening they should be listed in the Disambiguation page index.

The following articles are disambiguation pages.