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Since we are all Orthodox here, should we not always refer to Saints with the word Saint proceding their name? I think it would be proper. [[User:208.57.98.20|208.57.98.20]] 11:03, 23 Dec 2004 (CST)
 
Since we are all Orthodox here, should we not always refer to Saints with the word Saint proceding their name? I think it would be proper. [[User:208.57.98.20|208.57.98.20]] 11:03, 23 Dec 2004 (CST)
  
That can be taken care of in the body of the article.  Not only would it mess with alphabetization and searching to have every article name for a saint start with "saint," but there would also be potential issues with regard to which form we use:  '''Saint''', ''St.''', '''St''', '''S.''' or '''S''' (all are currently in use in English convention).  Additionally, there are potential quibbles over which persons are considered saints or not ('''Augustine of Hippo''', '''Saint Augustine of Hippo''', or '''Blessed Augustine of Hippo''').  Not using "saint" for article titles also means that moving articles will be lessened should a person already with an article be declared a saint.  The note can simply be made in the article body.  [[User:ASDamick|Rdr. Andrew]]
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That can be taken care of in the body of the article.  Not only would it mess with alphabetization and searching to have every article name for a saint start with "saint," but there would also be potential issues with regard to which form we use:  '''Saint''', '''St.''', '''St''', '''S.''' or '''S''' (all are currently in use in English convention).  Additionally, there are potential quibbles over which persons are considered saints or not ('''Augustine of Hippo''', '''Saint Augustine of Hippo''', or '''Blessed Augustine of Hippo''').  Not using "saint" for article titles also means that moving articles will be lessened should a person already with an article be declared a saint.  The note can simply be made in the article body.  [[User:ASDamick|Rdr. Andrew]]

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Since we are all Orthodox here, should we not always refer to Saints with the word Saint proceding their name? I think it would be proper. 208.57.98.20 11:03, 23 Dec 2004 (CST)

That can be taken care of in the body of the article. Not only would it mess with alphabetization and searching to have every article name for a saint start with "saint," but there would also be potential issues with regard to which form we use: Saint, St., St, S. or S (all are currently in use in English convention). Additionally, there are potential quibbles over which persons are considered saints or not (Augustine of Hippo, Saint Augustine of Hippo, or Blessed Augustine of Hippo). Not using "saint" for article titles also means that moving articles will be lessened should a person already with an article be declared a saint. The note can simply be made in the article body. Rdr. Andrew

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