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Changing names

Neil: I just wanted to let you know that there are easier and better ways to change the name of an article. You should take a look at how to rename a page. --Evan 02:38, 11 Aug 2004 (EDT)

Oh. That would have been easier. Thanks for pointing it out.
-Neil C 15:39, 11 Aug 2004 (EDT)

Orphan pages

Please do not revert my changes. You have now created two orphan articles which I corrected. Also, the "index" at the bottom of the page e.g. "County Clare" is not according to the MoS and confuses the automatic indexing. This page would normally be a dead-end. --Nzpcmad 16:15, 11 Aug 2004 (EDT)

Fair enough. What was the other orphan? And which changes are you talking about. I put the index in for my own use while I was working on these pages, as I have trouble moving back up on the geographic hierarchy. Is there a way in the MoS to denote what larger places fall above a certain region? -Neil C 16:26, 11 Aug 2004 (EDT)
Never mind. Got confused by the terms you were using. Yeah, I think the changes your talking about were things that I thought had been the result of me using copy and paste last night, since there was an inconsistency between different regions. Hadn't realized they served a purpose. -Neil C 16:29, 11 Aug 2004 (EDT)
The two orphans are "Donegal" and "Leinster". Nothing points to them. (See the "What links here" hyperlink). What you did in "County Clare" fixes the dead-end problem i.e. the page now points to somewhere else. What you could do is say at the top "a is a city in the province of [[province]] in [[country]] --Nzpcmad 16:40, 11 Aug 2004 (EDT)


Donegal is an orphan page but seems to cover the same ground as County Donegal. Is there a duplication? --Nzpcmad 20:59, 11 Aug 2004 (EDT)

Yes. That's why Evan was pointing out the proper way to move pages to me. In going through all this stuff last night, I realized that most articles had links using "County ______" except for the three in the Republic's part of Ulster. Donegal was the only one of those couties that had any info in it to start with, so I tried blanking it and creating a new page, which apparently wasn't quite correct. --Neil C 21:16, 11 Aug 2004 (EDT)
OK , so now you need to delete the Donegal page. See Wikitravel:Votes for deletion. Remember to put the {{msg:vfd}} construct on the Donegal page so people know not to edit it etc. --Nzpcmad 22:30, 11 Aug 2004 (EDT)