This page is an archive of a community-wide discussion. This page is no longer live. Further comments should be made in the Senate Hall or new Consensus Track pages rather than here so that this page is preserved as a historic record. The result of the debate was Mon Calamari (planet). - Sikon (Vacation) 12:16, 30 August 2006 (UTC)
Currently, Mon Calamari (planet) redirects to Dac, and some (but not all) references to the planet say Dac in their links. This is confusing for users trying to find information out about the planet, which is only called "Dac" in a handful of obscure sources.
I contend that "Dac" should be moved to "Mon Calamari (planet)." Barring that, at the very least, intertextual links should at least show "Mon Calamari" and point to Dac.
This Wikia is written as if it were a standard IU reference work. As such, it should, in titles, use the universal standard names of planets, i.e., Mon Calamari, Circarpous V, Marat V, and Sartinaynian, not local indig names or codenams such as Dac, Mimban, Skye, and Bastion, regardless of fan preferences and familiarities.JustinGann 05:35, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
Not being exposed to a lot of the newer EU material, I honestly thought when I started contributing here that Lucasfilm was calling it Dac now, in a process similar to the resizing of the Executor and the Death Star II. Since this does not appear to be the case, an additional reason to move the planet's name to Mon Calamari would be to avoid giving other new users the wrong impression. —Silly Dan(talk) 02:47, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
I have never understood why we are using such obscure names for article titles. Encyclopedias usually list people, places, and things under the most common name to avoid confusion. I mean, if you flip through an average encyclopedia, you will likely find very few people listed under their full birth name and many of them will be listed under names that they were given or took for themselves later in life…SentryTalk 01:48, 16 August 2006 (UTC)
I would vote for moving all articles in similiar cases. The only example I can come up with is the above mentiones Thrawn vs. Mitth'raw'nuruodo. When I first got redirected from Thrawn, I was like "Wtf is this?!". It confuses new users. Best keep the local names and such as redirects and keep the article at the Basic name. --Gem (talk) 00:24, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
Thrawn as nothing to do with Basic, it's just a core name. Technically, Mitth'raw'nuruodo is nor Basic not Chiss, it's a person's name. --Petiflo 12:41, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
That's more important for convenience on printed media. But no so important here with Redirects. -Finlayson 22:24, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
Wikipedia is not primarily printed media, and they have Bill Clinton over William Jefferson Clinton. Where's the debate? - TopAce 12:45, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
And with Redirects it make little difference. Either way gets you there. -Finlayson 16:02, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
You know, if this was an in-universe vote, the Quarren would be pretty mad at all those voting for Mon Calamari (planet). The Mon Calamari weren't the only sentinent species on the planet, you know. Fleet Admiral J. Nebulax(Imperial Holovision) 16:11, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
Yea, I've thought the Mon Calamari name a bit biased. I guess that why I lean to calling it Dac. But I'm not strongly opposed to Mon Calamari either.. -Finlayson 21:04, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
Looks like we already have a winner. Who will execute the move? - TopAce 10:26, 24 August 2006 (UTC)