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Why can't I create pages with the same name under different parents?

I need to create several parent pages, each for a different concept, but they need to have the same set of child pages. For example:


Concept 1:

- FIs

- FURs


Concept 2:

- FIs

- FURs


Concept 3:

- FIs

- FURs



But Confluence won't let me have several pages with the same name on the same space. Since pages have an internal ID I don't understand why the title needs to be unique. 


Please advice. 

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There's a whole load of quite complex stuff behind this, but the short answer is that Confluence has only a weak tree structure and to keep it as simple and fast as possible, you need unique names within the space (that's assuming you want human names for pages and not random numbers that are meaningless to us)

You will need to come up with a different naming scheme, or look to split your concepts into spaces

Well... but coming up with a different naming scheme will be more complicated. And splitting it into different spaces doesn't work because we'll just end up with 50+ spaces that we didn't have before. 

Hopefully this will be solved in future versions. 

Yes, it will be more complicated, you'll need to balance that against having more spaces.

I'm afraid this hasn't changed since Confluence 1 and shows no signs of doing so.  Your only real solution is "stop using duplicate page names" for the foreseeable future.

That's very unfortunate. 

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