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There are 366 pages of the form 1 January. I can't help but feel that they are quite unhelpful. Essentially they're just disambiguation pages, linking to to a list of events that are completely unrelated to each other, except for a quirk of the calendar. I would therefore like to propose them all for deletion. Since they have many incoming links, this would have to be done in two steps:

  1. Rebrand them as disambiguation pages, with the usual spiel: "If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article."
  2. Delete the pages once they have no incoming links.

Of course, since most the incoming links are written in the form [[dd MMMMM]] [[YYYY]], it's possible that a cleanup script could get most of the links pointed to the correct page semi-automatically. (Assuming that the date pages themselves prove similarly easy to parse, and there is only one link per year.) GKFXtalk 21:02, April 15, 2018 (UTC)

Discussion

Oppose - I don't see the problem with them Star Talk Star sprite 21:08, April 15, 2018 (UTC)

The issue is that quest/skill guides link to dates, not the actual event. So to follow a link—which tends to be written as 1 January 2018—one has to note the year, click the date, read through the list of years and find the right one, and then click on the link on that bullet point. That's not very efficient; links should point to their intended target directly. GKFXtalk 21:14, April 15, 2018 (UTC)

Oppose - There's no reason not to have them, and it's nice to be able to look at all updates by date. User:KelseW/Signature 21:10, April 15, 2018 (UTC)

Updates by date can be seen more logically at pages such as 2017. There's no relevance between updates that happened to occur on the same date. GKFXtalk 21:14, April 15, 2018 (UTC)
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