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Disambiguation at Sonic Retro is the process of resolving the conflict that occurs when articles about two or more different topics have the same natural title.

Retro thrives on the fact that making links is simple and automatic: as you're typing in an edit window, put brackets around Chuck (like this: [[Chuck]]) and you'll have a link. But were you intending to link to Chuck as in the Sonic X character Chuck Thorndyke or SatAM character Uncle Chuck?

How to disambiguate?

There are two ways to disambiguate. The first one is to create a disambiguation page listing and linking the different meanings of a term. The second one is to add disambiguation links to other meanings to the top of the article with the natural title.

If each of the topics themselves only has a sentence or two, it may be even simpler just to put all of them together in one article. Each method should depend on the specific subject and the amount of content that is/will be in the article.

Disambiguation page

A disambiguation page generally is placed at the natural title and links to all articles that naturally would have this name. A good example of this would be Sonic 4. When creating a disambiguation page, you should include the following template at the bottom the page:

{{disambig}}, which will appear as:



Disambig.svg This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article.


However, if there is one primary definition of the title, the more important subject can go on the main, simple title. This is open for discussion, though. In this case, the disambiguation page can be placed at Title (disambiguation) and should be linked from the main article using the following template:

For other meanings of "Title", please see [[Title (disambiguation)]].

Disambiguation links

If you're not making a whole disambiguation page you can put a notice at the top of a page, linking to another meaning of that term. This is generally only done if there are just two different meanings and one of them is considered the primary definition (see above). In this case, you can use the following template:

For another meaning of "Title", please see [[Title (second meaning)]].