Talk:District of Columbia

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Merge[edit]

This article and Washington, DC are near-duplicates. Would it make sense to merge them? --Brion 23:22 Sep 12, 2002 (UTC)

Move discussion in progress[edit]

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Disambiguation[edit]

@Deisenbe: I have reverted a bold edit to replace this redirect by a disambiguation page. There is certainly a case for the change, but with over 3,000 incoming links it might be better to discuss it first. If we do go ahead, we need to plan in advance how to fixing the resulting mis-directed links. Certes (talk) 10:45, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

I had bot thought about misdirected links resulting. That was remiss of me. I’m sorry. deisenbe (talk) 11:01, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
Conversely to Certes, I think there is not a case for the change. The proposed disambiguation page would not assist users in any meaningful way. The history of the District, including the former City of Washington, is already covered in the Washington, D.C. article. And the District of Columbia (until 1871) article is in considerble need of improvement and probably should be merged into Washington, D.C., since it is not really an independent topic. Yes, it was technically a different legal entity than the city, but both entities are part of the history of the current capital city. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 12:32, 4 January 2019 (UTC)