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Nursultan_Nazarbayev webpage also vandalised - needs freezing[edit]

the page on the president of Kazakhstan has also been vandalised and needs to be frozen.

Someone thinks its cute to put a picture of Cohen where the president should be.

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by 72.181.67.188 (talkcontribs) 16:26, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

Location maps available for infoboxes of European countries[edit]

On the WikiProject Countries talk page, the section Location Maps for European countries had shown new maps created by David Liuzzo, that are available for the countries of the European continent, and for countries of the European Union exist in two versions. From November 16, 2006 till January 31, 2007, a poll had tried to find a consensus for usage of 'old' or of which and where 'new' version maps. Please note that since January 1, 2007 all new maps became updated by David Liuzzo (including a world locator, enlarged cut-out for small countries) and as of February 4, 2007 the restricted licence that had jeopardized their availability on Wikimedia Commons, became more free. At its closing, 25 people had spoken in favor of either of the two presented usages of new versions but neither version had reached a consensus (12 and 13), and 18 had preferred old maps.
As this outcome cannot justify reverting of new maps that had become used for some countries, seconds before February 5, 2007 a survey started that will be closed soon at February 20, 2007 23:59:59. It should establish two things: Please read the discussion (also in other sections α, β, γ, δ, ε, ζ, η, θ) and in particular the arguments offered by the forementioned poll, while realizing some comments to have been made prior to updating the maps, and all prior to modifying the licences, before carefully reading the presentation of the currently open survey. You are invited to only then finally make up your mind and vote for only one option.
There mustnot be 'oppose' votes; if none of the options would be appreciated, you could vote for the option you might with some effort find least difficult to live with - rather like elections only allowing to vote for one of several candidates. Obviously, you are most welcome to leave a brief argumentation with your vote. Kind regards. — SomeHuman 00:52 19 February 2007 (UTC)

"Imbricating"[edit]

The Turkic people began imbricating on the Iranians starting at least in the 5th century AD.

"Imbricating?" I believe a more appropriate and more widely understood verb would be encroaching. Sca (talk) 20:43, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

Probably, but imbricate is a real word (it was added here), and not really synonymous with encroach.
However, the passage has removed by now – seems excessive to me, it provides relevant information without which the passage from Iranian to Turkic is overly unmediated, and even if the use of the rare word that was subsequently replaced adds to the copyvio suspicion, the part in question should be easy to rephrase and is quite short and trivial anyway. --Florian Blaschke (talk) 03:59, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Possible copyright problem[edit]

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Recent edits[edit]

I would like to ask the opinion of the community about the edits of User:Jens2015 here, which suffer almost invariably of WP:UNDUE and WP:RECENT. This is an encyclopedia article about a country, not a local newspaper. We don`t write on the USA article about the inauguration of an hospital, and the same common sense rule should also be valid here. Alex2006 (talk) 04:34, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Perhaps User:Jens2015 might like to reveal whether they work for a PR firm, maybe one mentioned in http://corporateeurope.org/sites/default/files/20150120_spindoctors_mr.pdf Jzlcdh (talk) 06:50, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

Contiguous country[edit]

@Alessandro57: I see what you mean, but the term "contiguous country" is simply not commonly used, and in fact, google:"contiguous country" does not support such use. The term has certain circulation, but in an entirely different context, meaning "bordering" (Canada is a contiguous/bordering country with USA). (Yahoo Answers do not count as a RS). Even if we accept such definition as valid, I don't think it has a place in the first sentence of the lead -- it simply is not an important, pending property of the country. Spain is not defined as "discontiguous" as far as I can see, nor is United States, although, I concede, Contiguous United States is a term of art. Turkey is defined as rather ridiculous contiguous transcontinental parliamentary republic (but that's an issue for that article). How does it help reader's understanding at all? Why is it important? No such user (talk) 13:26, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Hallo @No such user:, I agree with you, this is a typical example of wikipedia pedantism. :-) I just reverted your edit to answer your question on the history's comment line, but feel free to remove the adjective if you feel that is superfluous. Bye Alex2006 (talk) 13:31, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
Hey, I came here for an argument and all of a sudden you agree with me :). Anyway, I removed it from the lead both here and in Turkey: being a transcontinental country is an interesting but rather trivial factoid, and it's linked in #Geography sections of both articles anyway. No such user (talk) 13:45, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
Well done, @No such user:! Besides, I cannot have arguments with someone who likes Monthy Piton. :-) Alex2006 (talk) 04:47, 10 April 2015 (UTC)