Talk:Divisor (disambiguation)

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Content moved to here from Talk:EoM:This_project#Divisor --Ulf Rehmann 17:39, 20 October 2012 (CEST):

Carlo Madonna pointed out that a search for "divisor" brings up only the page Divisor, and not the page Divisor(2).

Can this be fixed somehow ? An obvious fix would be to change the titles (to, say, "Divisor (of an integer)" and "Divisor (ring theory and algebraic geometry)") but I don't know how to do that. Richard (--Rpwt 22 April 2012)

Ho do you search? If searched using the page Special:Search, the page "Divisor(2)" does appear as well in the popup window (second entry) as within the search results as 9th page (out of 10), searched within namespace "Main" (scroll down search results!). If I put in the keyword "divisor" on the main page, "Divisor(2)" as well is shown in the popup window as second entry (tested with Chromium and Firefox).
However, such things should be handled by a ["disambiguation page"]. --Ulf Rehmann 08:40, 23 April 2012 (CEST)
Pages can be "moved", see the upper-right corner of the menu (triangle to the right of "View history"), but this creates a redirect. I do not know if it is possible (and then how) to delete existing pages... Sergei Yakovenko 07:03, 23 April 2012 (CEST)
We cannot delete pages, but Ulf (being admin) can; ask him here. --Boris Tsirelson 07:38, 23 April 2012 (CEST)
Then it could be a good idea to warn the new editors (especially novices) to be very careful when creating new pages, exploring instead the possibility of editing the old ones... Sergei Yakovenko 08:22, 23 April 2012 (CEST)
These seem to be the pages which have "divisor" within its title:
Additive divisor problem | Divisor | Divisor(2) | Divisor class group | Divisorial ideal | Divisor problems | Elementary divisors | Greatest common divisor | Number of divisors | Poincare divisor | Poincaré divisor | Unit divisor | Zero divisor
In case somebody sets up a disambiguation page for "divisor", please consider this list. --Ulf Rehmann 08:58, 23 April 2012 (CEST)
I just used the searcher in the main page. If you digit "diviso.." then you get few suggestions including the Divisor(2), but, when you finish to digit "divisor" then only the "divisor" link is suggested and you are redirected to the page on "divisor of an integer".
Once you are in this page nowhere appears a link for example to Divisor(2), or Divisor in a variety ... . I am very new to all this, even I did not succeed to find the link to the "special search" web-page.
I will check more. --Carlo Madonna 10:22, 23 April 2012 (CEST)

I would happily set up a disambiguation page for divisor, but I don't know how to do it. Can the technical people do it for us ? It could serve as a template for other disambiguations. We certainly also need to change that dreadful title "Divisor(2)", but again that would require someone with more privileges.

Richard (--Rpwt 23 April 2012)

I have no privileges, but I've made a disambiguation page: Measure algebra. The only action that needs admin rights is, deletion of unneeded pages (and not a problem: just ask Ulf, as shown above). --Boris Tsirelson 19:36, 23 April 2012 (CEST)
Ok, I did it by moving the old divisor page and replacing it by a disambiguation page here. But we still need to rename the page divisor(2) somehow. --Rpwt 23 April 2012

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Ridiculously, this disambig page ends with "This article was adapted from an original article by S.A. Stepanov (originator)", while "Divisor (of an integer)" does not. A problem... --Boris Tsirelson (talk) 18:08, 20 October 2012 (CEST)

Fixed (sort of, I hope). Such things happen if complexity layers (like the "originator" concept) are imposed... --Ulf Rehmann 21:08, 20 October 2012 (CEST)
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