Template talk:Iranian-speaking regions
|* Thousands of friends are far too few, one enemy is too much. *|
|هزاران دوست كم اند، يك دشمن زياد است
Hezārān dust kam and, yek doshman ziād ast.
|* The wise enemy is better than the ignorant friend. *|
|دشمن دانا بهتر از دوست نادان است
Doshman-e dānā behtar az dust-e nādān ast.
|* The wise enemy lifts you up, the ignorant friend casts you down. *|
|دشمن دانا بلندت ميكند. بر زمينت ميزند نادان ِ دوست
Doshman-e dānā bolandat mikonad. Bar zaminat mizanad nādān-e dust.
Template:Iranian states - Do not remove again it is referenced. 
Okedem - Unfortunately it sounds like you are pushing a point of view.Thousands of Kurds and Tats residents is certainly an important part of a location's history. However, removing references to important historical events goes strongly against Wikipedia policy. See for comparison MORE INFORMATION: part of that refrenced template &  &  -ZANDWEBT. DON'T REMOVE AGAIN .
- Israel is a country built on immigration. You'll find many people who are native French, English, Russian, Hungarian, Ukranian, Italian etc. speakers. If we add all of these templates, the article wouldn't look very good, would it? And to a country like the US - you'd have to add all the templates in Wikipedia, wouldn't you?
- Having a small population speaking a certain language doesn't make that country a "x speaking nation".
- Don't accuse me of POV, and don't cite WP policy to me. I know it very well, thank you.
- And please don't use ALL CAPS, especially not bold. It's shouting, and it's rude. okedem 12:33, 7 September 2006 (UTC)
- ZANDWEB, don't accuse me of vandalism just becuase my edits don't meet your own POV. This time I'm closing my eyes as if nothing has happened. Next time, you'll be reported for a personal attack. I modified this template to make it more accurate and neutral. You don't own any of Wiki pages, and you should understand this. --Kober 12:58, 7 September 2006 (UTC)
This template wont last very long in its current state. Wouldn't it make sense to include states where an Iranian language has offical or at least a de facto status only?--Eupator 17:53, 7 September 2006 (UTC)
- I agree, I think that we should just change it back to how it was with Iran, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan. -- Clevelander 20:45, 7 September 2006 (UTC)
- Dear Cleve, thanks a lot for making this template more NPOV. Regards. Ldingley 21:05, 7 September 2006 (UTC)
- Good changes. I have further modified it to remove redundancy. I also used known templates for simplicity. --Bob 22:02, 7 September 2006 (UTC)
I think it would be a better idea to have a templates not accroding to the official language in various countries but languages spoken by nations. That is for example (to chose a less controversial one) instead of the Slavic template being included in articles about Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine and so on, it should be in Poles, Slovaks, Ukrainians. Not only will it help avoid controversies encountered here, but it will also be more relevent.
Too large 
The South Ossetian footnote appears in a HUGE FONT SIZE in my browser... AnonMoos 12:54, 20 November 2006 (UTC)