Talk:Alumni Oxonienses: the Members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886

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Where parts of works are linked from Author pages, utilise {{Oxon link}}. -- billinghurst (talk) 07:58, 18 August 2009 (UTC)


I'm thinking that omitting Rev. in the article title would be a good idea. It is not consistently used for clerics. Charles Matthews (talk) 09:12, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

For the work, I have been putting the name in as it shows in the work (WYSIWYG). It has just been easier, and often the best disambiguator. Otherwise you then have to go into counts "Smith, John (1)", " ... (2)", which we also do. It is the approach with numbers of works where we don't have dates of life, eg. Men-at-the-Bar. — billinghurst sDrewth 09:39, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

From the point of view of discoverability of what is here ... one would look for something else. Big discussion, that can be short-circuited if one believes the answer lies in Wikidata items pointing here. Charles Matthews (talk) 05:25, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

I truly believe that these should (all) be wikidata'd, whereas I see that the issue is how to do these well and conveniently, currently tools are butt ugly for doing these well. In regard to discoverability, I believe that that article find will be by a full search, as the typeahead function simply will not function. Until we have a search that starts at a forward slash, ie. treats it as a starting point, we otherwise neutered. — billinghurst sDrewth 09:19, 14 January 2017 (UTC)