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Use of Disambiguation templates

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Instead of adding both templates to the page, what if we create a new template that incorporates both the "Geodis" and "Disambig" templates into one single template? Franjensen 15:35, 27 May 2009 (UTC)
For a prime example of an actual disambiguation page, see Alabama (disambiguation). {[User:Diltsgd|Diltsgd]] 15:00, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
There is a problem with using both templates, especially when the list is longer than the monitor and no one know there is an article about something or other use. See Kent dsammy 17:48, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
The templates were reworked (in February 2013) so that both could be used without dominating the page. --Steve (talk| contribs) 21:11, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Develop a policy on Disambiguation

This question or concern is currently unresolved.

Since we had the start of a discussion on how to handle problems such as Georgia vs. Georgia (see Community Meeting Agenda, 15 September 2009), please place any comments you have on this subject here.

After adding comments to last week's agenda and then hearing the information as the end of the recording about this discussion page, I am adding the following information that I included in last week's agenda.
Slight correction to what someone wrote . . . we live in the country named "United States of America". I do not believe there is a country named "United States". It probably was a typographical error. I would agree that if the country is officially called, in English, "Republic of Georgia", that is what the name of the article should be. However, I do see that the CIA World Factbook calls it Georgia . . . of course, they also call the USA as United States even though their own seal says "United States of America". Thomas Lerman 19:30, 16 September 2009 (UTC)
Why should we follow CIA's way instead of the Wiki World relative to the genealogy (I had a big chunkle when I came across eRepublic Wiki and althistory Wiki this morning while looking for additional Banat information.) Dsammy 20:14, 29 September 2009 (UTC)
I am not suggesting that we follow the CIA . . . I am just suggesting that we use the actual and official English (in the English version of the Wiki) name of the country. Thomas Lerman 20:18, 29 September 2009 (UTC)