----- Original Message -----
From: "Brion VIBBER" <brion(a)pobox.com>
Sent: Saturday, April 27, 2002 6:01 AM
Subject: Re: [Wikipedia-l] Duplicate pages.
Eirik Bakke wrote:
I'm fairly new to wikipedia, and this
mailinglist, so I don't really
know if this is the appropriate forum for this, but here goes;
I'm attempting to flesh out the area of music genres, however I've ran
into a problem I cannot seem to find a way to get around. When
entering artists of various musical genres, alot of the entries I want
to make, already have alot of information on a totally different
subject (Fish, Genesis,Delerium,Live, Emperor ect). The obvious
solution would be to add it to the existing pages under a different
meaning of the word, however I feel that would do more harm then good
on alot of topics. (Writing about progressive rock under the entrance
for "Fish") Is there any workaroud for this? Ideally creating several
pages for the same topic, that would both show up on a search, without
the clutter of having elerything on the same page. This problem will
only get more common as the numbers of articles increase.
That which you seek you shall find explained in
Most likely in this case you'd want to create pages such as [[Fish
(band)]] (I thought it was "Phish"... There's already an article under
that title; is it the same group?), [[Genesis (band)]] etc, with a brief
note and link from [[Fish]], [[Genesis]], etc.
Note that at the bottom of [[Genesis]], there's already a brief note
about the band with a link to a non-existent page [[Genesis/group]].
That's an ugly link using the old slash-subpage style from before
parentheses worked in wiki titles, feel free to change it.
-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com
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