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Bruce has this ridiculous notion that this page should be named ["Quad"]. His reasoning seems to be that there is the quad, west quad, east quad, north quad, but they're all "quad" so that should be the name of the page. Looking at incoming links, all links to ["Quad"] are in the form of the ["Quad"] or West ["Quad"]. Or they are links that don't mention "quad." Or they are oddballs. There are only six instances of linking to ["Quad"] (where the text mentions "quad") without a cardinal direction or a definite article. The usual way to describe "the quad" is as "the quad." Does anyone disagree that this renaming is ridiculous? —WilliamLewis


Without going into detail, there used to be lots of references that the world was flat. —BruceHansen


This is related to another issue that anyone can be allowed to make bad edits on the wiki as long as it's related somehow to Davis. I don't agree with this policy. —BruceHansen


Bruce, it seems like you're trying to make a point here, but I'm not sure what that point is. From the edit comments, it doesn't particularly seem like you're focused on the page's name itself, if you're thinking about renaming it to The Quad Quad. —TomGarberson


Upon review, there are plenty of "The" pages, but I guess many more missing "The" pages. Missing as well are the other Quads: "East Quad," "The East Quad," "West Quad" and "The West Quad." Starting a list of missing "The" pages, "The Davis Food Co-op," "The City of Davis," "The "Vet School," "The Medical School" and "The University of California" come to mind. I don't understand why lower case "the" isn't used instead of "The Quad" in the article; I don't see any more reason for "The Quad" to be a proper name (justifying "The Quad" in the article) than "The City of Davis," for example, to be a proper name. —BruceHansen


A partial search for "The Quad" on the UC Davis website yields [WWW]http://www.ucdavis.edu/search/index.html?cx=004393900062766886059:da23-x1vm6k&q=the%20quad&cof=FORID:9 with 30 "the Quad"s and 5 "The Quad"s. —BruceHansen

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