Template talk:History of Algeria

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WikiProject Algeria (Rated Template-class)
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Unjustified edits[edit]

I reverted some edits on the template [1] for multiple reasons:
- It is abnormal that the image of a "History of ~" template is the badge of the army ;
- The use of some words like "colonisation" to refer to the period when Algeria was a French department is clearly POV ;
- The Wattasids never ruled Algeria
Omar-Toons (talk) 13:43, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

It is common practice to use the official "coat of arms" or Emblem_of_Algeria as the picture in any "History of ~" template. It is a well established consensus in wikipedia and not intended as a political statement, so I have changed it to that. BTW "coat of arms" does not quite just mean "badge of the army" አቤል ዳዊት (Janweh) (talk) 04:35, 25 December 2012 (UTC)
this was discussed before, and it stayed unchanged until you decided you don't like it. this template is different from other african ones. it gives links to more than 50 articles about tens of thousands of years of history. The COA is Algeria's and Algeria is 50 yo. and thus concerns just the last section of the template. cheers Dzlinker \,,/(*_*)\,,/ 21:24, 25 December 2012 (UTC)
Where was this discussed before? If a true consensus has been reached before, I will leave it alone. However, Wikipedia establishes standards like this so there is some consistency across the whole site. This template is not different from other country's "History of" templates, it is simply better developed and more detailed than others in Africa. The idea behind these boxes is not to detail the history of just the current country but to trace it all the way back through history to the beginning. Here are some examples for you: Template:History_of_France,Template:History_of_Germany, Template:History_of_Nepal, Template:History_of_Mexico. If you are telling me that this template has expanded beyond the History of Algeria, then split it and call it some thing else so a separate infobox for the History of Algeria article can be established. (Remember: Assume good faith) አቤል ዳዊት (Janweh) (talk) 22:28, 25 December 2012 (UTC)
Actually Template:History_of_Germany uses Heinrich VI COA, not Germany's. I don't recall where it was discussed, but i assure you it was. But whatever, i don't really care about the picture. Therefore thanks for your interest, and I hope your contribution will be more constructive. There is a lot of African nations with no History infobox. Cheers; Dzlinker \,,/(*_*)\,,/ 23:27, 26 December 2012 (UTC)