Talk:Inactive Drum Corps

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Corps with similar/same names

How should corps that have the same name as another from a different location be treated? Should we be including the place name in the link, i.e. Bayonne Bridgemen instead of Bridgemen?

    • Depends on IF the name of the corps incorporates the city. You rarely hear someone say "The Scouts". They are referred to as "The Madison Scouts". So you get an idea. --Sburstall 09:08, 3 Aug 2005 (PDT)
  • I have set up a few disambiguation pages ( eg. Ambassadors ) could there be a

tag set up a la wikipedia? Thanks. --Sam King 05:22, 26 October 2005 (PDT)
    • I set up the template so {{disambig}} can be used.

Corps mergers

Should there be a separate page for the merged corps as in some cases the constituent corps break off again?

  • I think it would be a good idea to have a page for any corps that has merged with another. History gets murky though. Sometimes a corps merges with another but keeps the name of one of the corps. Sometimes they take on a new name.

Name changes

How do we implement the "fowarding effect" such as has been done with The Emerald Knights? (This last corps name is an example of a corps name also used for another different corps from Mississauga, Ontario)

  • To create a fordward, create the link, edit the page and enter this as the only text:
#REDIRECT [[Bayonne Bridgemen]]

Where [[Bayonne Bridgemen]] is the page you want to automatically be forwarded to.

Answers: --/WikiSysop/ 08:08, 10 Sep 2004 (PDT)

minor change: removed: ", Numerous National Champs". This belongs on the corps' page not the index page. --Sam King 12:22, 15 Jun 2005 (PDT)

At what point do we declare a corps inactive?

For example, both the Troopers and the Kingston Grenadiers have declared themselves inactive for the 2006 season. For classification purposes, would we place these corps in the inactive drum corps section or list them as active drum corps? Corps do come back on occasion (e.g., The Magic), and I would expect the Troopers will probably do so as well. Kingston I'm not so sure about. So do we declare the Troopers and Kingston inactive now or do we wait until next year to see if they can resurrect themselves?