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Some things to think about[edit]

History to present day.

Think the Egyptian Revolution, Suez Crisis (i.e. when did the British leave?) Dunc_Harris| 11:19, 4 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Capitalization of names in Alexandria#Theaters[edit]

Shouldn't "bearm basha theatre in elshatby" be in capital letters? I haven't fixed it myself as English isn't my first language and I'm not able to dive into the discussions about romanization of (Egyptian) Arabic and into Wikipedia:MOSAR#Definite article etc. and the talk page there to find out how to best romanize "elshatby". But maybe someone feels like fixing the capitalization at least. Thanks in advance for any help and kind regards, --Marsupium (talk) 04:35, 24 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requested move 12 October 2022[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review after discussing it on the closer's talk page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

The result of the move request was: not moved. Favonian (talk) 19:39, 19 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

– Following on the move of Tripoli to Tripoli, Libya, it makes sense that Alexandria, which is the namesake of a much larger number of places, would similarly be disambiguated. Massviews analysis does not show a single topic dominating the name. BD2412 T 18:55, 12 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Weak support this seems to be the most common usage of the single word but may not be primary[[1]]. Crouch, Swale (talk) 20:39, 12 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Weak oppose -- The Egyptian city is the most prominent referent over the centuries... AnonMoos (talk) 22:04, 12 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose. In long-term significance, the Egyptian city outstrips the others combined by far. Walrasiad (talk) 22:48, 12 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support per nomination and Crouch, Swale. There are 79 entries listed upon the Alexandria (disambiguation) page, with no indication that the number of users researching the city in Egypt would be so overwhelming as to dwarf the combined number of searches for the remaining 78 entries. —Roman Spinner (talkcontribs) 00:37, 13 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Weak oppose, unlike Tripoli I do think this singular city gets more pageviews than the others combined, even account that's it at basename.--Ortizesp (talk) 01:12, 13 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Strong oppose. The move of Tripoli was wrong—contravening Wikipedia article titling policy—and the claim that it didn't get significantly more pageviews than all of the others combined was incorrect, as I pointed out well before someone erroneously stated the opposite just before the discussion was closed—apparently without the closer bothering to check the accuracy of the claim. Using a bad result to justify a worse one is an example of the cart pulling the horse. The only other Alexandria—as a place—that receives a significant proportion of pageviews is the one in Virginia—which receives about 20 to 25% of them all. Alexandria in Egypt receives about 75%, and most of the others less than 1% each, presumably because most of them have between a few hundred and a few thousand inhabitants, and are practically unknown to anyone who doesn't live near them. This is clearly, far and away the primary topic. P Aculeius (talk) 07:28, 13 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose and move Tripoli back.★Trekker (talk) 11:11, 14 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose when I hear "Alexandria", I don't think of Alexandria, New South Wales or Alexandria Township, Douglas County, Minnesota. I think of the Egyptian city. Super Ψ Dro 19:17, 14 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose. The city in Egypt is of world historical importance. Srnec (talk) 20:16, 14 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose. Absolutely obvious primary topic. One of the most significant cities in world history. -- Necrothesp (talk) 13:02, 17 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose. bc, many towns which were founded by Alexander III (the Great) of Macedon, used either the name Alexandreia (Ἀλεξάνδρεια) or Alexandropolis (Ἀλεξανδρόπολις), and then added the suffix of the location, i.e. Alexandria + on the Oxus, Alexandria + Arachosia. I take the example of Alexandria in Egypt (I'm refering to this city). The city of Alexandria became famous and has the most significance, among with other cities founded by the same individual. ad hoc, making Alexandria in Egypt well-known as the city founded by Alexander the Great, and still has inhabitants to this day. Phaisit16207 (talk) 18:27, 18 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

missing some centuries ...[edit]

Surely interested editors can fill in the history from the tidal wave of the fourth century to the seventh century? (talk) 17:31, 10 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Glaring error in initial blurb[edit]

The pages for both Alexandria and Giza claim they are the second largest city in Egypt. Alexandria, looking at Giza's page, is nowhere close to the same population nor area. In what way is Alexandria the second largest city? I'm not an authorial type, and I'm not sure if it isn't the second largest in some other way, but it would be much better if there was some clarification after "second largest city" at least. 2601:C7:8281:49C0:F90F:A721:5D7A:FDA1 (talk) 02:57, 18 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]