Talk:Arilon/Archive 1

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This redirect has been considered for deletion, but it was decided to keep it.

This might be a useful redirect, as at least it is phonetically correct, and it points to the correct spelling. Redirects are cheap... --Steelviper 08:16, 28 February 2007 (CST)

In my opinion, this redirect really has no purpose whatsoever. When someone writes "Arilon", we have to correct that anyway, dead link or not. Actually, seeing Arilon turn up red might actually make some people realize that they've misspelled it. With Arilon turning up yellow and being a redirect to Aerelon, people could think it's OK to write "Arilon", which is incorrect. --Catrope 08:21, 28 February 2007 (CST)
I'm thinking less of the situation of linking and more of the situation of people typing in the search bar. If they type "Arilon", and there's a redirect to the Aerelon section of the Twelve Colonies page (a redirect to Aerelon would lead to a "double-redirect", which we avoid) rather than coming up with a page that says, "That article doesn't exist." We often keep phonetic or common typos as redirects for that purpose (Wikipedia does it as well), NOT to allow people to use them as links within articles though. I think it's hoped that someone would notice that an article was using the misspelling and would correct it. --Steelviper 08:29, 28 February 2007 (CST)
OK, I see the use now. Removing deletion tag. (I know we're not linking to Aerelon, but The Twelve Colonies (RDM)#Aerelon is such a long name.) --Catrope 08:38, 28 February 2007 (CST)