Talk:Hay-on-Wye

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The "other-Languages-link" "Cymraeg" shows a wrong map. Is there another "Hay-on-Wye"?

I placed the dot; I got the map from multimap. It looks right to me... where was your Hay-on-Wye? Gareth Wyn 23:16, 3 Jun 2004 (UTC)
Pardon so much – of course you are right. I missed to see that it is a map of Wales alone. -- 139.30.25.5 19:02, 9 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Micronation or not?[edit]

Micronations? Not as such, I'd say. --edit summary by JzG

"Not as such"? Can we have something a bit more detailed please, so we can put an end to this endless cycle of reverting and reinstating without explanation? On the face of it Hay seems to fit with the Wikipedia concept of the micronation, not to be confused with the microstate, but maybe I'm missing something? Thanks, Flapdragon 16:35, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

I have seen this debate before, and while I have no view on whether Hay-on-Wye fits the definition, I do recall that many of the people arguing against whatever-it-was-that-time were applying their own definition of micronation (something like "very small country") rather than the definition in Wikipedia. That would be an argument nobody can win, so let's have a debate based only on Wikipedia's definition... Please... Notinasnaid 09:48, 5 February 2006 (UTC)
The town isn't, but Richard Booth's castle certainly is. Had he not founded his "Kingdom" the town would not be the tourist attraction it is today. --Gene_poole 12:02, 5 February 2006 (UTC)
The difference is clearly one of intent. A micronation, per WP, is formed with serious legal, political, or philosophical intentions, whereas Booth's "declaration" was a tongue-in-cheek marketing stunt. At no time did he or anyone else believe that they were actually declaring independence from the UK. Therefore, Hay-on-Wye is/was not a micronation. 12.233.146.130 (talk) 02:12, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

Book trade[edit]

So here's the important question, the one I sought an answer to: how and when did this place start to become such a vast accumulation of used book stores? Did Booth start it, or...? --Orange Mike 02:13, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Timbuktu[edit]

According to the Timbuktu page, Hay-on-Wye is twinned with it. --RaphaelBriand (talk) 13:43, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Links[edit]

"Not the purpose of Wikipedia, it's an Encyclopedia not a 'What's on' site." Arguable - providing the link does not make Wikipedia a What's on site. It is a highly relevant and as far as I am aware non-commercial link useful to anyone reading about Hay at WP

Johnrcrellin (talk) 05:52, 8 July 2009 (UTC)