Pensapedia talk:Naming conventions

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The recent "near riot" out at Pensacola Beach raises a question. That strip of public beach where the altercation occurred is commonly called "Chicken Bone Beach," a name with negative connotations and arguably racist origins. I've heard people call it that most of my life; I don't know if it even has an official name. How should we label it? On the one hand I'm hesitant to legitimize potentially offensive nomenclature, but on the other hand I don't want to sacrifice thoroughness over concerns of political correctness. Any thoughts? --Admin 16:12, 29 April 2008 (CDT)

I would probably first exhaust as many resources as possible trying to find out if there is any official or traditional name (for instance, perhaps black visitors have another name for it), and if it indeed does not, I would create the article under that title but with a clear disclaimer of some sort noting that it is a colloquial rather than official name. dscosson ··· talk 18:09, 29 April 2008 (CDT)
I agree. On further investigation, I found that "Ft. Pickens Gate Park" (or Fort Pickens Gate Park — we should probably make a note about abbreviations in the naming conventions) really is the official name for that spot. But you would agree that we should include the colloquial name with a note, rather than avoiding it altogether? --Admin 08:58, 30 April 2008 (CDT)
I do so agree. dscosson ··· talk 18:56, 30 April 2008 (CDT)