Talk:17th Recon Regiment

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Name Change[edit]

I realize that the Camacho's Caballeros is the "nickname" of the unit and not its official name. However, it IS listed as Caballeros in Mercenary suppliments and not as the 17th. Shouldn't be listed with its common name, not its mostly unused official one? -- Wrangler 10:34, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

Personally, no. That's why I moved it. :) I think (though I cannot find a policy to support this) that articles should always seek to use the "correct" name if it is known. (We had a similar discussion about Anastasius Focht vs. Frederick Steiner where I was voted down, but arguably that is a different thing because Focht was more than a nickname, it was his "new" official name. It's also been cited that Anakin Skywalker redirects to Darth Vader on the Star Wars wiki, but while they are doing an overall very good job over there we don't have to accept their rulings for our own BTW here, do we?) Finally, keep in mind that a redirect is in place from Camacho's Caballeros anyways, so you can use both names as a link - the actual difference is minor. Frabby 10:46, 2 July 2010 (UTC)