Why?[edit source]

Why would the topic page for a major category, Agriculture, and portal, Food and agriculture, be turned into a redirect? --RichardF 16:31, 4 August 2012 (PDT)

Good point - KVDP requested the move to Farming, and I couldn't see a strong argument either way (but something of a weak argument for it, since "farming" sounds more like the actual activity).
But given our usage of "agriculture" in other places, let's stick with that unless and until a strong case can be made for moving it all to "farming". I'll move it back, at least for now. --Chriswaterguy 03:16, 5 August 2012 (PDT)
People in the developing world looking for a page on how to improve running their farm aren't going to type in "agriculture", they'll search for "farming" (with the redirect they'll still arrive at agriculture, but they may dismiss it while browsing categories). The term also seems more rural to me. Another arguement is that by using another term, we avoid copying the wikipedia too much (which has just the same article name). Finally, associated terms seem equally weird, ie "agricultural equipment" instead of farming equipment. Agricultural equipment would even be an incorrect term as gardening isn't agriculture, it's a seperate thing (encompassing both agriculture as horticulture) 04:32, 6 August 2012 (PDT)

The fundamental issue is the Appropedia classification system and how topic pages relate to it. This is about more than this specific article and has broader implications than this page. Making such a fundamental change should be make in the context of the entire site's conceptual organization. Agriculture is a broader term than farming and should not be marginalized. I oppose making this page a redirect. --RichardF 19:14, 6 August 2012 (PDT)
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