My intention is to create a redirect page from Castlemaine to the disambiguation page, allowing disambiguated links to be directed to the disambiguation page, and allowing explicit linking to the disambiguation page if necessary. A seperate disambiguation page from the default page allows monitoring of ambiguous inbound links.
As per Wikipedia:Disambiguation#Types_of_disambiguation, I'm creating a "Disambiguated Primary topic" to make monitoring of ambiguous links easy.
- I think I see the confusion now - "Disambiguated Primary Topic" means that Castlemaine redirects to a real article (such as, for example, Castlemaine, Victoria), and there is then a link on the top of that article pointing to Castlemaine (disambiguation). What you seem to be suggesting is that Castlemaine redirects straight to Castlemaine (disambiguation), which is pointless, as it gives exactly the same results as we have now. sjorford →•← 14:06, 19 May 2005 (UTC)
- Except that moving this page to Castlemaine (disambiguation) allows distinguishing explicit links to this disambiguation page, such as there is on Category talk:Australian alcoholic beverages, as opposed to unintentional links to Castlemaine which happens to be a disambiguation page. Josh Parris ✉ 00:59, 20 May 2005 (UTC)
- Oppose. If the result of someone typing "castlemaine" in the Search box and pressing Go is the disambig page, then the disambig page should live at Castlemaine ('don't disambiguate when not necessary'). Under either circumstances, links to both Castlemaine and Castlemaine (disambiguation) should be dabbed to their intended target, so I don't see anything gained by the move. (about the only action item I see here is a low-priority merge of the page histories of Castlemaine and Castlemaine (disambiguation). Niteowlneils 17:41, 21 May 2005 (UTC)