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I will be working on cleaning up all the disambiguation references and converting them to templates for brevity and consistency. Until I'm finished, please refrain from making changes to these paragraphs if you can!

If you have comments on these edits, please add them in the Feedback section below, not in the table.

Contents

[edit] Disambiguation examples

Article Current Text Proposed Text
(using new templates)
Wiki Markup
Homestar Runner This article is about the character. For information on the Homestar Runner Flash cartoon, see Homestar Runner (Flash cartoon).
This article is about the character. For the entire body of work, see Homestar Runner (body of work).
{{aboutcharacter}} {{for|entire body of work|Homestar Runner (body of work)}}
Homsar This is an article about Homsar, the character. For the Strong Bad Email of the same name, see homsar.
This article is about the character. For the Strong Bad Email, see homsar.
{{aboutcharacter}} {{foremail|homsar}}
homsar This is an article about homsar, the Strong Bad Email. For the character of the same name, see Homsar.
This article is about the Strong Bad Email. For the character, see Homsar.
{{aboutemail}} {{forcharacter|Homsar}}
Marzipan This article is about the character Marzipan. See marzipan (with a lowercase "m") for the Strong Bad Email.
This article is about the character. For the Strong Bad Email, see marzipan.
{{aboutcharacter}} {{foremail|marzipan}}
marzipan This article is about the Strong Bad Email. For the character of the same name, see Marzipan.
This article is about the Strong Bad Email. For the character, see Marzipan.
{{aboutemail}} {{forcharacter|Marzipan}}
Pom Pom This is about the character Pom Pom. See pom pom (in lowercase letters) for the Strong Bad Email.
This article is about the character. For the Strong Bad Email, see pom pom.
{{aboutcharacter}} {{foremail|pom pom}}
pom pom This article is about the Strong Bad Email. For the character, see Pom Pom.
This article is about the Strong Bad Email. For the character, see Pom Pom.
{{aboutemail}} {{forcharacter|Pom Pom}}
Dangeresque (character) This article is about the character. For information on the Dangeresque movies, see Dangeresque.
This article is about the character. For the film series, see Dangeresque.
{{aboutcharacter}} {{for|film series|Dangeresque}}
Dangeresque This is an article about Dangeresque the film series. For the character of the same name, see Dangeresque (character). For the karaoke video from the strongbad_email.exe DVD, see Dangeresque (karaoke).
This article is about the film series. For the character, see Dangeresque (character). For the karaoke video from the strongbad_email.exe DVD, see Dangeresque (karaoke).
{{about|film series}} {{forcharacter|Dangeresque (character)}} {{for|karaoke video from the [[strongbad_email.exe]] DVD|Dangeresque (karaoke)}}
Trogdor This article is about Trogdor the character. For the song, please see Trogdor (song). For the game, please see TROGDOR!. For the karaoke video, please see Trogdor (karaoke).
This article is about the character. For the song, see Trogdor (song). For the game, see TROGDOR!. For the karaoke video, see Trogdor (karaoke).
{{aboutcharacter}} {{forsong|Trogdor (song)}} {{forgame|TROGDOR!}} {{for|karaoke video|Trogdor (karaoke)}}
TROGDOR! This article is about Trogdor the game. For the song, please see Trogdor (song). For the character, please see Trogdor. For the karaoke video, please see Trogdor (karaoke).
This article is about the game. For the song, see Trogdor (song). For the character, see Trogdor. For the karaoke video, see Trogdor (karaoke).
{{aboutgame}} {{forsong|Trogdor (song)}} {{forcharacter|Trogdor}} {{for|karaoke video|Trogdor (karaoke)}}
no loafing This article is about the Strong Bad Email. For the sign of the same name, see No Loafing Sign.
This article is about the Strong Bad Email. For the sign, see No Loafing Sign.
{{aboutemail}} {{for|sign|No Loafing Sign}}
No Loafing Sign This article is about the sign. For the Strong Bad Email of the same name, see no loafing.
This article is about the sign. For the Strong Bad Email, see no loafing.
{{about|sign}} {{foremail|no loafing}}
labor day This article is about the Strong Bad Email. For the short, see Labor Dabor.
This article is about the Strong Bad Email. For the short, see Labor Dabor.
{{aboutemail}} {{forshort|Labor Dabor}}
Labor Dabor This article is about the short. For the Strong Bad Email, see labor day.
This article is about the short. For the Strong Bad Email, see labor day.
{{aboutshort}} {{foremail|labor day}}
dullard This article is about the email. For information on the Dullard comic strip, see Dullard (comic).
This article is about the Strong Bad Email. For the comic strip, see Dullard (comic).
{{aboutemail}} {{for|comic strip|Dullard (comic)}}
CGNU This is an article about the Strong Bad Email called "CGNU". Go here for more information on Crazy Go Nuts University.
This article is about the Strong Bad Email. For the university, see Crazy Go Nuts University.
{{aboutemail}} {{for|university|Crazy Go Nuts University}}
interview This article is about the Strong Bad Email. For the short, see The Interview. For real-world interviews, see Interviews and Public Appearances.
This article is about the Strong Bad Email. For the short, see The Interview. For the real-world interviews, see Interviews and Public Appearances.
{{aboutemail}} {{forshort|The Interview}} {{for|real-world interviews|Interviews and Public Appearances}}
The Interview This article is about the short. For the Strong Bad Email, see interview. For real-world interviews, see Interviews and Public Appearances.
This article is about the short. For the Strong Bad Email, see interview. For the real-world interviews, see Interviews and Public Appearances.
{{aboutshort}} {{foremail|interview}} {{for|real-world interviews|Interviews and Public Appearances}}
Interviews and Public Appearances "Interviews" redirects here. For the Strong Bad Email, see interview. For the short, see The Interview.
This article is about the real-world interviews. For the Strong Bad Email, see interview. For the short, see The Interview.
{{about|real-world interviews}} {{foremail|interview}} {{forshort|The Interview}}
Everybody to the Limit This article is about the Powered by The Cheat toon. For the song on Strong Bad Sings and Other Type Hits CD, see Everybody to the Limit (Live).
This article is about the toon. For the song, see Everybody to the Limit (Live).
{{abouttoon}} {{forsong|Everybody to the Limit (Live)}}
Senor Mortgage This article is about the short. For information on the mortgage company, see Senor Cardgage Mort-gage.
This article is about the short. For the mortgage company, see Senor Cardgage Mort-gage.
{{aboutshort}} {{for|mortgage company|Senor Cardgage Mort-gage}}
Senor Cardgage Mort-gage This article is about the mortgage company. For information on the short, see Senor Mortgage.
This article is about the mortgage company. For the short, see Senor Mortgage.
{{about|mortgage company}} {{forshort|Senor Mortgage}}
Sketchbook (video) This article is about the DVD bonus video. For information on the Weekly Sketchbook featured on the Main Pages, see Sketchbook. For the Sketchbook featured in the Museum, see Sketchbook (museum).
This article is about the DVD bonus video. For the Weekly Sketchbook featured on the Main Pages, see Sketchbook. For the Sketchbook featured in the Museum, see Sketchbook (museum).
{{about|[[strongbad_email.exe Disc Three|DVD]] bonus video}} {{for|Weekly Sketchbook featured on the [[Main Pages]]|Sketchbook}} {{for|Sketchbook featured in the [[Museum]]|Sketchbook (museum)}}
Sketchbook This article is about the weekly Sketchbook featured on the Main Pages. For information on the sketchbook in the Museum, see Sketchbook (museum). For the DVD bonus video, see Sketchbook (video).
This article is about the weekly Sketchbook featured on the Main Pages. For the sketchbook in the Museum, see Sketchbook (museum). For the strongbad_email.exe Disc Three bonus video, see Sketchbook (video).
{{about|weekly Sketchbook featured on the [[Main Pages]]}} {{for|sketchbook in the [[Museum]]|Sketchbook (museum)}} {{for|[[strongbad_email.exe Disc Three]] bonus video|Sketchbook (video)}}
Sketchbook (museum) This article is about the Sketchbook in the Museum. For information on Weekly Sketchbook featured on the Main Pages, see Sketchbook. For the DVD bonus video, see Sketchbook (video).
This article is about the Sketchbook in the Museum. For the Weekly Sketchbook featured on the Main Pages, see Sketchbook. For the strongbad_email.exe Disc Three bonus video, see Sketchbook (video).
{{about|Sketchbook in the [[Museum]]}} {{for|Weekly Sketchbook featured on the [[Main Pages]]|Sketchbook}} {{for|[[strongbad_email.exe Disc Three]] bonus video|Sketchbook (video)}}
Place This is a page for a place actually called Place. For a list of all H*R places, see Places.
This article is about the place actually called "Place". For the list of all H*R places, see Places.
{{about|place actually called "Place"}} {{for|list of all H*R places|Places}}
Twin Characters This article is about a phenomenon within the Homestar Runner universe. For information on the Cheat Commandos twins, see Blue Laser Babies.
This article is about the phenomenon within the Homestar Runner universe. For the Cheat Commandos twins, see Blue Laser Babies.
{{about|phenomenon within the Homestar Runner universe}} {{for|[[Cheat Commandos]] twins|Blue Laser Babies}}
Señor This is an article on the blue man Señor. For information on the creepy mortgage broker and used car salesman, see Senor Cardgage.
This article is about the blue storybook character. For the creepy mortgage broker and used car salesman, see Senor Cardgage.
{{about|blue [[Storybook Characters|storybook character]]}} {{for|creepy mortgage broker and used car salesman|Senor Cardgage}}
Senor Cardgage (suggest adding the following to Senor Cardgage)
This article is about the creepy mortgage broker and used car salesman. For the blue storybook character, see Señor.
{{about|creepy mortgage broker and used car salesman}} {{for|blue [[Storybook Characters|storybook character]]|Señor}}
Peasant's Quest Preview Peasant's Quest Trailer redirects here. For information on the live-action film trailer, see Peasant's Quest Movie Trailer.
This article is about the video game preview. For the live-action film trailer, see Peasant's Quest Movie Trailer.
{{about|video game preview}} {{for|live-action film trailer|Peasant's Quest Movie Trailer}}
Peasant's Quest Movie Trailer (suggest adding the following to Peasant's Quest Movie Trailer)
This article is about the live-action film trailer. For the video game preview, see Peasant's Quest Preview.
{{about|live-action film trailer}} {{for|video game preview|Peasant's Quest Preview}}

[edit] Feedback

I applaud the idea of standardizing these, and also making them as succinct as possible. Which is why I'm a little ambivalent about my suggestion, which is to include the word in question in the first sentence, e.g. "This is character Homsar." If someone reached the page by typing into their address bar, then of course they'd know what word they're talking about, but if they linked there from a link that may have had text other than "homsar", it could be confusing for a few seconds. In counter-argument, it would only be for a few seconds, and only in a few cases that people didn't know which word they were talking about. Anyway, one way or the other, good project! —AbdiViklas 17:56, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

Your ambivalent suggestion is interesting, but as it would complicate the templates I'm inclined to vote "nay". — Bill 19:08, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Dangeresque

I think we should pick whether it's the Dangeresque "film series" or "movies" and use it consistently in both instances. P.S. Great jearb on this page! — It's dot com 18:23, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Definite article

Every one of the redirects is in the form "For the X, see Y", with the definite article included. I think the "the" should be a part of the template. — It's dot com 18:33, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

Except there's no article in "For real-world interviews". I guess we can live with "For the real-world interviews. — Bill 19:01, 22 December 2005 (UTC)
Hmm. Yeah, as I was walking to lunch I wondered whether there was an exception. On that one, we could just forgo the template, I guess. — It's dot com 19:41, 22 December 2005 (UTC)
Or live with the slightly disfavorable article in the exception. Accepting a few compromises is part of reaping the benefits of standardization. I'd hate to use the templates for some disambigs but not for others, because then we lose out on the power of the template (for example, being able to easily restore the "For information on" usage across the board, or to change the indentation or italicization, or whatever). — Bill 20:23, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

[edit] To bracket or not to bracket?

For convenience, I've built the necessary double square brackets into the last parameter of all the "for..." templates. The theory is that this last parameter will always be a single page reference; no more, no less. This means you can type:

{{aboutemail}} {{forcharacter|Marzipan}}

instead of

{{aboutemail}} {{forcharacter|[[Marzipan]]}}

to get

This article is about the Strong Bad Email. For the character, see Marzipan.

Bill

That makes sense. — It's dot com 19:44, 22 December 2005 (UTC)
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