Talk:Hydra (island)

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"Minor" Edit[edit]

Just posting the reasoning behind editing the link to the English-language website. They have an official link to it on the Greek website, and I deemed it appropriate to provide a link for the readers whom cannot speak Greek who are also interested in researching this article further. If anyone disputes the validity of the changes, please state so here. Thank you! Also, I have implimented this change already. WYNP (talk) 01:59, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

I changed the URL back to the basic Greek page and took out the phrase "English version" before I noticed the above comment, or I would have discussed it here first. Anyway, now that it's done, I'll leave it that way pending discussion. In the version I just changed, the URL as given (http://www.hydra.com.gr/) in fact doesn't point to the English page but to the Greek one. So we would have users clicking on a link that says "English version" and being presented with the Greek version. From there, they have to click on the usual British flag icon to get to the English page. So I left the URL as is (i.e. pointing to the Greek version) and just took "English version" out of the link text. The alternative would have been to leave "English version" in the link text and change the URL to point directly to the English page on the site. But I've found in the case of web sites that have a basic non-English home page with a link to an English version, it's better to link to the basic non-English page, since the English page URL is more likely to change and so make the link no longer lead anywhere. Linking to the non-English page is more stable, and it's easy enough for a user to click on the flag. Strawberryjampot (talk) 16:02, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

Seems reasonable. Acad Ronin (talk) 17:51, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

Sourcing history[edit]

The whole history section beginning with "However, the Ottoman Empire ..." to the end is unsourced. If this article is to be considered of good quality, all this material should have sources noted. Strawberryjampot (talk) 19:53, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

Prefecture[edit]

"The province of Hydra (Greek: Επαρχία Ύδρας) was one of the provinces of the Piraeus Prefecture. Its territory corresponded with that of the current municipality.[2] It was abolished in 2006." So, like, what prefecture is hydra in now? Littlewindow (talk) 23:15, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

No prefecture. All Greek prefectures were abolished in 2010 as part of an administrative reform. Hydra belongs to the Islands regional units. Dimadick (talk) 13:40, 5 September 2013 (UTC)