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Best way to handle duplicate names?:

 1 Fuzzy Boots, Tue, 1st Nov '11 6:38:21 PM from Pittsburgh, PA
Wanderer
I plan on adding Steven Boyett's Ariel, a book, but there already exists an Ariel. What's the best way to handle this?

 2 Fighteer, Tue, 1st Nov '11 6:56:10 PM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Use author or date of publication to distinguish them. Literature.Ariel2000, for example.

edited 1st Nov '11 6:56:31 PM by Fighteer

Neoclassicism, AKA the Tinkerbell school of economics.
 3 shimaspawn, Tue, 1st Nov '11 7:30:15 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Once you've split them both into separate pages make Literature.Ariel a disambig page. Actually, Main.Ariel is also a book so you might just want to make the main a disambig and redirect the literature there.

edited 1st Nov '11 7:31:07 PM by shimaspawn

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-Philip K. Dick
 4 Deboss, Tue, 1st Nov '11 10:03:33 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Generally, for Literature, I've found that it's best to use either the author (or the series, if that applies) compared to stuff like Film, since there's rarely more than one or two.
 5 shimaspawn, Tue, 1st Nov '11 10:49:12 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
This one has at least three.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
 6 Deboss, Tue, 1st Nov '11 11:25:23 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Authors?
Gilgamesh
Actually, this issue has come up for Roommates and Roommates. Both are webcomics, both are fanfiction, both originated from online art communities, and the only other thing they have in common is that they coincidentally have the same name. Neither has a greater claim to Main/Roommates than the other. The same is true for FanFic/Roommates and Webcomic/Roommates — the description applies equal to both unrelated works. How is this situation addressed?

edited 27th Dec '11 12:27:52 AM by Gilgameshkun

Neither has a greater claim to Main/Roommates than the other
That's because, as work pages, neither of them is allowed to be on that page. Main/ is for tropes.

Also, I'd argue that the image from the 2009 one's page is borderline NSFW, but that's a matter for a different page.

edited 27th Dec '11 9:28:44 AM by INUH

 9 Nohbody, Tue, 27th Dec '11 9:21:03 AM from Somewhere in Dixie Relationship Status: Mu
Just zis guy
... or disambiguation pages when there is a name conflict between media. tongue
 10 Madrugada, Tue, 27th Dec '11 10:52:16 AM Relationship Status: In season
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Which would be the case here. Main.Roommates should be a disambiguation page with links to all pages for works of that name.

In the case of two works that share the same name and media, I'd say pick some other unambiguous identifier, like we did for Sally Forth (Howard) and Sally Forth (Wood) (two comic strips), where we used the original the artists' names, or Dennis The Menace (US) and Dennis the Menace (UK), where we used the country of origin. Then use the custom titler to make the indentifier display in parentheses after the name of the work

edited 27th Dec '11 10:54:15 AM by Madrugada

'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
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