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This could stand a good disambiguation? Are there any votes in favor or against? Emperorbma

Is this a disambiguation page?[edit]

This seems to be an article to me, not a disambiguation page. Should we liberate the page and remove the {{disambig}} tag?--Commander Keane 17:04, 8 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I agree. The page lost its disambiguation characteristic on 10 October 2005 when Fastifex greatly expanded it. I'm removing the tag. — Joe Kress 06:39, 9 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Against: there's some common ground shared by all meanings: time, interval etc., and ERA exists now. What would be acceptable however, would be moving this page to Era (time), and moving ERA to Era. Said: Rursus 10:06, 28 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. Geological era must not be buried in the next to last 'graph of the main secn.
  2. Check the Manual of Style, and see if the Dab ERA (for both "era" and "ERA")isn't a terrible mistake in violation of guidelines. At the very least, the ToP Dab should read more like "For other uses of this noun and abbreviations ER, see ERA, but my guess is that the smallest change that would bring it into conformance is renaming ERA to Era (disambiguation). (Not that i recommend that as part of the long-term configuation.)
  3. My guess is that this is a lexicographer's etymology-and-usage article that has taken over the more encyclopedic material that is now buried in it. I'm not arguing for discarding that part of the content, but even tho i'm unsure what direction it should progress in, i'm pretty sure the focus is badly off.

--Jerzyt 15:00, 28 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'll try some simpleton restructurings against the mess you pinpoint (for starters):
  1. Add headings for regnal, geology and other eras,
  2. add one sentence or subordinate clause in the intro for "regnal", "geology" and other as fit.
Said: Rursus 08:50, 28 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ěŏö — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:306:CC8C:3480:512A:FEE4:75C3:E2D1 (talk) 00:45, 29 November 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Rating level[edit]

Trying to rate this article. Candidate ratings are stub and start. Start means it contains some relevant info, but something's missing. Stub may mean that too, but that it is in a state of flux or mess. I rate this article being a stub, because it's still messy and lacking more on science/astronomy and a separation between social science and colloquial/medial use. Social science are kind of sciences. Said: Rursus 10:01, 28 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bantogen era[edit]

WHAT? -- Infinitynerd (talk) 02:39, 9 June 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Use in other languages[edit]

I'm not sure I've got sources for this, but in English the word era is widely synonymous with the words epoch, period, time, etc, while in other languages this is much less so. In French, the word era is still associated with the religious term Christian era (Anno Domini), and so it is perhaps less used as a general term for any given moment of history. ADM (talk) 22:40, 8 April 2009 (UTC) uhh please tell me how long an era is!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:02, 7 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Roman and Greek Pages[edit]

I think that any Ancient Roman or Greek related pages in particular ought to use the Common Era CE/BCE format. Since they were not Christian regions, yet have lots of articles written about them, the more neutral and academically accepted style is CE/BCE. Moops T 18:53, 16 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your opinion has been noted. I don't know if you've got around to reading WP:ERA, but when you do you will see an article by article approach is needed. Johnbod (talk) 05:13, 17 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]