Naming of list articlesEdit

Now that we have this nice standard overview page, we could shorten page names, reduce redirects, and possibly reduce confusion if we renamed all of the "List of units in..." pages to match what appears here. -- Robin Patterson (Talk) 01:23, May 14, 2016 (UTC)

As I see it, the lists are something of a special case. There, it's possible to use a "proper" name instead of a disambiguation name. "List of units in Civilization IV" sounds good, compared to "Warrior in Civilization IV", which does not sound that good at all.
What I think we could do, however, to eliminate those redirects from the list articles, is to create a new list overview template which would set the links correctly in the first place. And I'm not even sure if eliminating redirects needs to be pursued? No harm in them as far as I'm concerned. The redirects would still need to exist anyway, as I'd like people to be able to find the articles they are looking for without guessing the name too many times.
ZeroOne (talk) 13:33, May 14, 2016 (UTC)
I've no objection to longish page names if they are natural. But what if they are a mixture of plain English and a code-name? List of scenarios in Civ5, for example. Most of our current "list of ... in ..." are of that form. (See Special:AllPages?from=List_of_Aliens_(CivBE)&to=List of wonders in Starships for most of them.) Do you really want to lengthen them? In addition to those with "in" plus code-name. there are several in the parenthetical form, such as List of units (Civ4Col). I suggest that it would be better to standardise on that form rather than to create what could be numerous new variations on {{Overview}} and lengthen over 60 pagenames. -- Robin Patterson (Talk) 04:41, May 16, 2016 (UTC)
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