Forwarding this to wikien-l which is really the place for this. I
would be grateful if the discussion could ensue there, not here.
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From: Michael Everson <everson(a)evertype.com>
Date: Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 2:21 PM
Subject: [Foundation-l] Trouble in Ireland
I don't know whether this is a reasonable place to put this problem,
but the articles on Ireland on en.wikipedia.org
need a serious look by
people with a neutral view. Right now we've got a clique of about 10
editors filibustering and preventing any change to the article naming
conventions. It's driving us mad, and preventing the articles
themselves from being improved. Somehow I think we need binding
A number of us think that the most sensible proposal is to move
[[Ireland]] to [[Ireland (island)]], [[Ireland (disambiguation)]] to
[[Ireland]], and [[Republic of Ireland]] to [[Ireland (state)]].
That's a compromise over an alternative, which is to move [[Ireland]]
to [[Ireland (island)]], keep [[Ireland (disambiguation)]] where it
is, and move [[Republic of Ireland]] to [[Ireland]]. If any of you
would like to take a look, please see
At least I'd like advice as to how we can get out of this mess.
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