Talk:Var (department)

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Wondering how to edit this département entry? The Wikipedia:WikiProject French departements standards might help.

Miles no meters ! I verified if the surface is comptible with the dimensions that'ok. The text comes from the 1911 encyclopedia.

Why did you disambiguate from "Var" to "Var (département)". I do not see the usefulness of the "(département)" in the title since: 1- the article contains a disambiguation block 2- the "Var" article redirects to "Var (département)"

olivier 04:07 17 Jun 2003 (UTC)

Ah, damn... I knew someone was going to complain about this. The story is this:
  1. I noticed on Special:Wantedpages a reference to Departement of Justice and Police. Seeing as this is English text, I was convinced that it should be Department, so I changed all occurrances of it.
  2. Then I performed a search on the word departement, thinking it might be a common misspelling. I saw several pages (including, for example, Cher (departement)) that had the word in their title, although the misspelling in this case wasn't a superfluous e, but rather a missing accent aigu, since this is talking about French départements.
  3. Since the search returned only those pages that actually had the (departement) disambiguation in their title, it led me to believe (blindly)
    1. that every French département had "(departement)" in the page title, and
    2. that the list I saw on the search results page was complete.
  4. The search result also contained one or two pages, and I suppose Var (departement) was one of them, that redirected to the page without "(departement)" in the title. So I blindly went for consistency, not knowing that in the other cases, the sole purpose of it was disambiguation.
This is probably the longest excuse I have ever written. Please feel free to correct my mistakes. -- Timwi 13:08 17 Jun 2003 (UTC)
You did a great job at replacing department by département! As you realized, I do not think that the Var département needs a disambiguation in its title for the moment (some important other "VAR" may appear in the future...). Thanks for your contributions. olivier 10:24 18 Jun 2003 (UTC)


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See Var (disambiguation). --Heron 13:45, 29 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]