Talk:Newington

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Swept in from the pub

Hi, Just wanted to ask is the disambiguation at Newington correct ?, I wasn't sure if the ALL of the entries needed to be there and I wasn't sure if those that are in curvy brackets were correct aswell, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 13:33, 22 December 2018 (UTC)

It looks like someone has made a list of all Newingtons without regard to whether they have or will have articles. The Ontario one is a village of 468 people, and the London one is a neighbourhood that is too small to have its open article. I've provided more useful redirects for those two. Ground Zero (talk) 13:50, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
[edit conflict] Disambiguation pages do not need to list all places with the name in question. Usually just those that have an article are included. I think it is good also include places that should have articles, that are likely search terms or that can be confused with a place that has an article. I suppose you more or less copied the page of en-wp, where there are articles for the places.
For places that are likely search terms but do not warrant an article, the link should go to the article we do have, such as Newington (London) to London/Southwark and Lewisham [seems to have been a failed guess, see the above mentioned edit], if we need to list the place.
--LPfi (talk) 13:56, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
I would say if the place could have an article, that is has place to stay and something to see or do, then make a red link. If just a small settlement that probably will never be an article then list without a page link but then mention with link the next closest article. This way someone looking by place name will at least know all the possible places. --Traveler100 (talk) 14:01, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
They do not need to know all the places; they are probably searching for a specific one. I think a very long list is not necessarily very useful, as it makes the more probable places hard to find. If few people will search for a place (a neighbourhood in Belfast?), most of them who do know where the place is (and can search for the nearby town or the region instead) and we have nothing to say about the place they were searching for, then I'd say having a relatively short list should be given more weight. --LPfi (talk) 14:21, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
I did indeed copy all from EN (sorry about that), I did wonder if the majority shouldn've been deleted but then thought well they could be created at some point, Many thanks for everyones help and tips, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 14:34, 22 December 2018 (UTC)