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The links on the disambiguation page point readers to the [[Wikitravel:Disambiguation policy|policy about disambiguation pages]] to explain why they exist and what to do when encountering one.  The explanation about when to create a disambiguation page is left to writers of new pages.
  
 
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Revision as of 08:19, 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.

The links on the disambiguation page point readers to the policy about disambiguation pages to explain why they exist and what to do when encountering one. The explanation about when to create a disambiguation page is left to writers of new pages.

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 of Disambiguation Pages

The Disambiguation policy asks that links that point to disambiguation pages be changed to point to the correct articles. When a link that leads to a disambiguation page is changed to point to a new article, it means the disambiguation page becomes unlinked.

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

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