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Wikipedia:Disambiguation dos and don'ts

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Disambiguation pages are not articles – they are navigation aids!

Users arrive at these pages looking for a specific article. Therefore, when you edit these pages:
Be familiar with the guidelines and style.
Put exactly one link in each entry, at or near the start.
Link to a primary topic, if there is one, at the top.
Keep descriptions short.
Organize the page so it's easy to use.
Link to Wiktionary using {{wikt}} when appropriate.
Use a list format with bullets (*, **, ***, etc.)
Use fragments, not whole sentences, in entries.
Fix incoming links to point to their intended articles.
Don’t add entries without a blue link.
Don’t put more than one blue link in an entry.
Don’t add references or external links.
Don’t add red links that aren't used in any articles.1
Don’t add every article that contains the title.
Don’t add dictionary definitions.
Don’t end entries in punctuation of any kind.
Don’t pipe links, unless formatting requires it.
Don’t use vague subject areas for organization.


Do consider joining WikiProject Disambiguation.

[1]To see if a red link is used in existing articles, click the red link, then click "What links here" in the toolbox on the left.

See also[edit]

pt:Wikipedia:Desambiguação#Conteúdo e formato