[Wikipedia-l] Making redirects out of bad page names
tarquin at planetunreal.com
Mon Aug 12 22:20:36 UTC 2002
Ray Saintonge wrote:
> Exactly! The [[06-05]] alone was taken out of context. The redirects
> allow the ISO long format to work, and at most there will only be 366
> such redirects. Multiple ways of doing things can be great, if you
> keep a few things in mind.
> 1. Don't expect anybody else to do things your way.
> 2. It is grossly impolite to change anybody else's work in an
> article to fit your way of doing things.
> 3. Make the necessary redirects or other adaptations that will
> allow your way to function in a context of Wikipedia orthodoxy.
I think on dates we should be strict on a single house style. The
established formats for dates are:
[[June 6]], []
the [[19th century]]
It would be cleaner if all dates were edited to look like one of those.
Adding redirects to suit everyone's taste will be confusing.
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