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Subject: Re: Disambiguation Page? Date: 10/13/2008 8:57 PM
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On Wikipedia, a page comes up and gives you brief discriptive lists to choose from.

This is not a problem with terms linked from within articles as then usually the context makes the term intended clear. The person who makes the link hopefully takes time to sort them out and pick the right one.

But for terms entered in the search box, a disambiguation page is sometimes necessary. You could also include a line in the article for ambiguous terms along the lines of: or do you mean the Dow Jones Industrial Average? And simply link the alternative.

In Wikipedia, disambiguation can sometimes have quite a few listings, especially if you pick a common term like Springfield or Rome. I would think that would be less of a problem in the investment terminology we are dealing with here, but better an overpowered solution than an underpowered one that has to be redone some time in the future.
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