Talk:Kingston (disambiguation)

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Red links[edit]

Is there a point in having over 20 red links in this disambig page? I doubt the point of having any at all. Your thoughts, everyone? Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:08, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

Although we are not a Gazetteer, in the specific context of a disambiguation page I think there is some utility - especially if they are ordered according to population size and or importance and the red links include geo co-ordinates or some other quick way of pinpointing their location for disambiguation purposes. --W. Frankemailtalk 02:49, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, fair enough, but not redink for crossroads or dots on the map. And usually we don these things alphabetically don't we? --Inas (talk) 09:57, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
ABC order by countries or within countries is not a good idea because
a) we're not a gazetteer - where people can go to if they want hundreds of possibilities ordered by ABC
b) our "added value" over an ABC ordered Gazetteer is because we don't include every "crossroads or dots on the map" but rather put the most likely place they're looking for (in this case, Kingston, the one million people populated capital of Jamaica) in "pole" position. That "by importance" principle has operated since at least as early as 2006 and can be seen at London_(disambiguation). That principle also means that some culling may be in order if it's felt that some of the redlinks are never going to have meaningful WV aricles... --W. Frankemailtalk 13:27, 10 September 2013 (UTC)