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The Fang page currently links to information about an African Tribe! Surely the majority of people would thing of teeth. Fang should be a disambiguity page.--Gunter 01:53, 31 Dec 2004 (UTC)

  • Support. A fang is not just a tooth, it's a venom-holding weapon. Ask anyone in the street what a fang is they won't say an african tribe. Nicholas 15:11, 31 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Oppose. English-speakers interested in teeth would enter tooth or teeth. The African tribe is a reasonable guess at what someone entering "fang" would want to know about, and there is a link to Fang (disambiguation) at the top. --Tony Sidaway|Talk 11:31, 31 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Support: Fang should be a disambig. violet/riga (t) 01:31, 1 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Oppose concur with Tony Sidaway Kappa 03:12, 1 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Support. see what Nicholas said. SECProto 03:54, Jan 3, 2005 (UTC)
  • Support. Tooth is more general than "fang" (fang is animal's tooth). Most people won't expect Fang people at Fang article. Rd232 12:21, 3 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Support. Fredrik | talk 14:55, 3 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Oppose. There is no other Fang article; other meanings are mere subtopics of articles on broader concepts. Primary topic disambiguation seems called for here. ADH (t&m) 15:53, Jan 3, 2005 (UTC)
  • Support. The tribe is not the primary meaning. -- Naive cynic 21:35, 4 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Support. Fang should be a disambiguation; readers and editors alike would more likely assume that tooth is the primary meaning. The Chinese surname surely ranks even with the African people, if not well ahead. — Ford 03:16, 2005 Jan 5 (UTC)
    • Fang isn't a very common word for tooth. We don't do genealogy so until a pop star calls himself Fang it doesn't matter how many people are called Fang, the name doesn't get an entry on that account. Disambiguations should be the last resort. --Tony Sidaway|Talk 04:43, 7 Jan 2005 (UTC)

--BrentS 00:35, 6 Jan 2005 (UTC)

  • Support. The tooth usage is by far the more common usage, and the one more likely to be the target of a wikilink. -Sean Curtin 05:02, Jan 11, 2005 (UTC)
  • Support Fang should either the most common usage (ie a tooth) or a disambiguation page. -Aknorals 12:35, 11 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Oppose. I already thought about this, and "Fang" as an encyclopedic article about a people should take precedence over "fang" as a disfavored synonym for tooth. "Fang" as tooth doesn't even have very many links to it, because it's usually used as a commonly-understood word, typically from articles that are over-linked by editors not clear on the distinction between terms that need linking and ordinary English words. Conversely, the Fang are an important people of west-central Africa, which we would hear more about if we had more editors from Africa and less from the white parts of the world. 1/2 :-) Stan 02:13, 19 Jan 2005 (UTC)