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Talk:Aragorn

Revision as of 02:39, 6 June 2006 by Hyarion (Talk | contribs)

Especially after looking at the review on the Yrch website, I would like to suggest again that we automatically direct to the primary character of a certain name with a note at the top to reach a disambiguation page for the others, like is done in Wikipedia. So anyone searching for Aragorn would go automatically to Aragorn II. I know that last time this was brought up it was decided against, but I would like to renew the suggestion now. --Narfil Palùrfalas 20:30, 5 June 2006 (EDT)

We seem to be fairly stubborn (in a good way) about our stance on this issue. Unfortunately it seems to be fairly even sides and I think we will just have to wait until more contributors with opinions on the matter come along. I'm willing to be swayed but at present I still believe treating characters and articles equally is a better approach.
When I see someone searching for Aragorn I see fans who aren't aware that Aragorn of the Fellowship is really the second, thus they learn new information. Then I see the scholars looking for information on the first Aragorn, and they are able to locate it more quickly than being redirected to an article they don't wish to be at, and having to click yet another link to find what they are looking for.
Which reminds me, this article should contain information on not only what Aragorn means in other langauges, but how J.R.R. Tolkien derived it. --Hyarion 22:39, 5 June 2006 (EDT)