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Wikipedia:Principle of least astonishment

The Principle of Least Astonishment, is the principle that you should plan your pages and links so that everything appears reasonable. If a link doesn't take a surfer to where they thought it would, it should at least take them someplace that makes sense.


"Lincoln is key to the economy of the central states."
Does "Lincoln" refer to Lincoln, Nebraska or to Abraham Lincoln or, best of all, to a page giving the surfer a choice among many Lincolns?

See also: Principle of least astonishment.

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