Subject: Re: wikipedia

deborah deborah at
Wed Jan 8 23:55:16 EST 2003

I like the ida of full name for the document, and "redirect" (ta for
that info, Kale!) for all other name forms.  But as long as we have the
redirects, it's okay if we're not 100% consistent (though we should

deborah at
I'm not a roman, mum, and I never will be. I'm a kike, a yid, a
heebie, a hook-nose, I'm kosher, mum. I'm a red sea pedestrian, and
proud of it.		--  _life of brian_

On Mon, 6 Jan 2003, Ven wrote:

|Kale wrote
|I'm trying to decide how to refer to certain
|characters.  For example,
|Sempitern Walker's first name is Ranjit, but he
|is more often referred to
|as Sempitern Walker.  With many of the books, we
|are more accustomed
|to referring to the characters by one name--or
|Seb instead of Seb Leroy
|or Mig instead of her real name.  Is it Howl or
|Wizard Howl or Howell Jenkins?
|I suppose we can just set up redirects for name
|I would perhaps use all their names when you
|first refer to them and thereafter pick one-- eg
|the Sempitern, Ranjit Walker thereafter refered
|to as, say, "The Sempitern" or Wizard Howl, aka
|Howell Jenkins, thereafter called "Howl". This,
|hopefully will satisfy the need to have the full
|name(s) for easy reference without cluttering or
|confusing the text.
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