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DC Comics

Up to date as of February 01, 2010
(Redirected to Template:Disambig article)

From DC Database

Usage

Empty Syntax (Standard Options)

{{Disambig
| Image                   = 
| MainPage                = 
| AltID                   = 
| ImageText               = 
| Description             = 
| Gallery                 = 
<gallery>


</gallery>

| SeeAlso                 = 
}}

Optional Fields

| Description             = GENERAL DESCRIPTION FOR THE DISAMBIG NAME
| Alternate Versions      = MANUAL LINK TO ALTERNATE VERSIONS OF THE PAGENAME. DEFAULT: {{PAGENAME}}#Alternate Versions
| Teams                   = MANUAL LINK TO TEAMS OF THE PAGENAME. DEFAULT: {{PAGENAME}}#Teams
| Comics                  = MANUAL LINK TO COMICS FEATURING THE PAGENAME. DEFAULT: Comics:{{PAGENAME}}
| Movies                  = MANUAL LINK TO MOVIES or MOVIE VERSIONS OF THE PAGENAME. DEFAULT: {{PAGENAME}}#Movies
| Television              = MANUAL LINK TO TELEVISION SERIES OR TELEVISION VERSIONS OF THE PAGENAME. DEFAULT: {{PAGENAME}}#Television
| Video Games             = MANUAL LINK TO VIDEO GAME VERSIONS OF OR VIDEO GAMES FEATURING THE PAGENAME. DEFAULT: {{PAGENAME}}#Video Games
| SeeAlso                 = SEE ALSO THESE OTHER PAGES
| Minor                   = MINOR VERSIONS OF THE PAGENAME

Category Magic

This template automatically categorizes articles that use it. 
The following is a list of categories handled:

* Always:
** Disambiguation Pages

Note


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Muppet

Up to date as of February 02, 2010
(Redirected to Character Disambiguations article)

From Muppet Wiki

A list of characters from Muppet/Henson productions who have the same name, or variations of that name.

Andy

Annette

Arnie

Baby

Bart

Benny

Bernie

Beth

Billy

Bob

Bruno

Bubba

Bugsy

Charlie

Chip

  • Chip the technician, from The Jim Henson Hour
  • Chip of Chip and Dip, the feline duo from Sesame Street

David

Doc

Dog

Earl

Eddie

  • Eddie, a young Anything Muppet from the "Captain Vegetable" song on Sesame Street
  • Eddie, the animated newspup from Dog City
  • Fast Eddie, a rat in Muppets From Space

Elmo

Ernest

Ernestine

Felix

Fern

  • Fern, a character from Sesame Park
  • Fern, from The Jim Henson Hour

Floyd

Fred

George

Gladys

Grump

Harry

Harvey

Hortense

Humpty Dumpty

Jake

Jenny

Jerry

Joe

J.P.

Kermit

Lance

Leo

Leon

Louie

Max

Nigel

Noah

Ollie

Otto

Pepe

Pino

Robbie

Ruthie

Sam

Sparky

Stinky

Storyteller

Thomas

Vicki

Wally

Wanda

The Wizard

Yorick

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GTA

Up to date as of February 09, 2010
(Redirected to Category:Disambig article)

From Grand Theft Wiki

If a page has a title which could be the title for multiple articles, such as GTA or America, then it will either become the most prominent article with a "did you mean" link at the top for the others (eg GTA being the series, linking to GTA1); or it will become a disambiguation page which contains no information itself but just links to the possible pages (eg America linking to North America and USA).

All disambiguation pages should contain {{disambig}} so that they are placed in this category and automatically listed on Special:Disambiguations.


This article uses material from the "Category:Disambig" article on the GTA wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Halo

Up to date as of February 08, 2010
(Redirected to Help:Disambiguation article)

From Halopedia, the Halo Wiki

4.63
(8 votes)

A Disambiguation page is used on Halopedia when one word can link to several articles with similar names. Disambiguations are used as navigational aids to allow users easier access to all pages that they may wish to access. Disambiguations vary in how broad they are, as some words, like "Keyes", only link to three possible pages, while more common words, like "Rifle", can have many more meanings. It is incredibly helpful to Halopedia that as many disambiguation pages are created as possible so that typing in any word on the "search" function will yield easy to read results.

Disambiguation pages are denoted by the "disambiguation" template:

{{disambig}}

This template states the following:

This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. If an article link referred you here, you might want to go back and fix it to point directly to the intended page.

Halopedia Help Pages
Disambiguations • Editing • Images • Links • Manual of Style • Parodies • References • Rollback Rights • Shortcuts • Sources • Signatures • Tables • Templates • Userboxes • Walkthroughs • YouTube

Disambiguation is the process of resolving ambiguity — the conflict that occurs when a term is closely associated with two or more different topics. In many cases, this word or phrase is the "natural" title of more than one article. In other words, disambiguations are paths leading to different topics that share the same term or a similar term.

Wikis thrive on the fact that making links is simple and automatic: as you're typing in an edit window, put brackets around Portal (like this: [[Portal]]) and you'll have a link. But were you intending to link to a spell called "Portal" or perhaps you wanted the game called "Portal". Maybe you were even referring to portals that act as gateways between worlds.

There are two primary ways to resolve ambiguity between articles:

  • disambiguation links — an article discussing the most common meaning of a term can have a link at the top pointing the user to another page pertaining to a different meaning (and often utilizing a similar title).
  • disambiguation pages — non-article pages that contain no content and only refer users to other wiki pages.

Contents

Deciding when to disambiguate

Disambiguation serves a single purpose: to let the reader choose among different pages that closely relate to various meanings of a particular term (some of which might logically utilize said term in a titular fashion). The considerations of what a wiki is not are not magically invalidated for disambiguation pages. Disambiguation pages are not intended for games of "free association." Please use them carefully and only when needed.

Confusion

Ask yourself: When a reader enters this term, what article would they realistically be expecting to view as a result? When there is no risk of confusion, do not disambiguate nor add a link to a disambiguation page.

Lists

Lists of articles of which the disambiguated term forms only a part of the article title don't belong here. Disambiguation pages are not search indices. Do not add links that merely contain part of the page title (where there is no significant risk of confusion).

However, when there is a separate list article, it makes sense to have a link to it in a "See also" section. For example, a [[List of Undercity NPCs]] should have a link from [[Undercity]], but does not need to be disambiguated.

Summary or multi-stub pages

Several small topics of just a paragraph or so each can co-exist on a single page, separated by headings. Although this is similar to a disambiguation page, the disambiguation notice should not be put here, as the page doesn't link to other articles closely associated with a specific term.

As each section grows, there may come a time when a subject should have a page of its own.

Although many pages rely on this principle, it generally more common for each subject to have a separate page for its own stub (especially if the topics are unrelated).

Disambiguation links

When a user searches for a particular term, something else might be expected than what actually appears. Therefore, helpful links to any alternative articles with similar names are needed.

One way of adding disambiguation links is to include a link at the top of the page to the other article. For example,

This article is for x in context y, if you are looking for x in context z, see [[x (z)]]

Disambiguation pages

These pages are composed of a list of links. Start the page with the {{disambig}} tag. Below the tag provide a list of links to the pages that they might be looking for. You can find a sample disambig template on w:c:starter:Template:Disambig, which categorises the article automatically. In addition, by using a template of this name on an article, it will add the page to Special:Disambiguations.

Preparation

Before constructing a new disambiguation page, determine a specific topic name for existing pages, and a generic name for the disambiguation page. Move any conflicting page to its more specific name.

Use the what links here on the list of the moved page to update all of the pages that linked to them.

Construction

Assuming a generic topic page, use the Whatlinkshere list of the moved page to access the redirect page created by the move, and replace that redirect page with the new disambiguation page.

Use the new disambiguation page to find and replace any old disambiguation links in existing pages with a link to the new disambiguation page.

Page naming conventions

A disambiguation page may be named after the general term ("Term XYZ"), or may have a title like "Term XYZ (disambiguation)". Usually, there should be just one page for all cases (upper- or lower-case) and variant punctuation.

For example, "Term xyz", "Term Xyz", "Term X-Y-Z", and "Term X.Y.Z." should all redirect to one page.

Generic topic

In most cases, the generic term or phrase should be the title of the actual disambiguation page. This permits an editor to visually determine whether a disambiguating page is generic in Category:Disambiguations.

Primary topic

When the primary meaning for a term or phrase is well known (indicated by a majority of links in existing articles, and by consensus of the editors of those articles), then use that topic for the title of the main article, with a disambiguation link at the top. Where there is no such consensus, there is no primary topic page.

Ensure that the "(disambiguation)" page links back to an unambiguous page name. The unambiguous page name should redirect to the primary topic page. This assists future editors (and automated processes).

Links

There is rarely a need for links directly to disambiguation pages - except from any primary topic. In most cases, links should point to the article that deals with the specific meaning intended.

See also


This article uses material from the "Help:Disambiguation" article on the Halo wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Runescape

Up to date as of February 07, 2010
(Redirected to Category:Disambiguation article)

From the RuneScape Wiki, the wiki for all things RuneScape

These articles are disambiguation pages. The purpose of these pages is to direct users from an ambiguous title to specific pages. Disambiguation pages should not be linked to.

To add a page into this category, add {{disambig}} to the page.


Pages in category "Disambiguation"

The following 200 pages are in this category, out of 578 total.

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A

B

B cont.

C

D

D cont.

E

F

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This article uses material from the "Category:Disambiguation" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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