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Thanks a lot for your help, Rmhermen. As far as I understood, if there is a conflict between the interwikis (if the page added wikidata before) you have to first remove the incorrectly added data page and then add the correct one. Am I right? My most additions are interwikis in English wiki and I did not know the recent changes (wikidata - interwikis and infoboxes). Could you also provide a help page for these info? Regards, Emre

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Category links for various Ottoman foods[edit]

Hi, I see you've been reverting a bunch of my edits to categories on foods of the Ottoman world. I don't understand your reasoning. For example:

  • On Spanakopita, you removed Category:Ottoman cuisine and added Category:Kosovan cuisine. I don't doubt that spanakopita is part of Kosovan cuisine, but it is in fact part of the shared cuisine of all the former Ottoman territories. The name spanakopita is Greek and the article defines the food as Greek (which is overly narrow, but can be fixed later), so it is bizarre that the category Category:Greek cuisine (or its supercategory Category:Ottoman cuisine) is gone; but then, precisely the same food appears under other names, e.g. Turkish ıspanaklı böreği. I suppose that for all Ottoman foods, you could list all the formerly Ottoman territories' cuisines: Greece, Albania, Bosnia-Herzogovina, Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Cyprus, Armenia, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Iraq -- but I'm not sure what the point of that would be. That would be like listing pasta under Category:Cuisine of Lazio, Category:Cuisine of Tuscany, etc., etc. rather than under Category:Italian cuisine.
What's more, in the particular case of Kosovan cuisine, you seem to be reverting back to a POV-pushing editor who wants to add that category to a long list of articles when a perfectly good superordinate category is available.

Besides the detailed problems, there is a more general problem, which is that defining foods as being from a particular country is misleading and ahistorical. These are foods that are shared by pretty much all regions which were formerly Ottoman. The category Category:Ottoman cuisine is much more accurate than listing countries most of which didn't even exist through most of the history of these foods. And along the edges, Ottoman is actually more accurate. For example, I suspect that the cuisine of Transylvania is not very heavily influenced by Ottoman cuisine, unlike that of Wallachia and Moldavia, though all three are parts of Romania. The category Ottoman cuisine captures that in a way that Romanian cuisine does not.

You're obviously an experienced editor (we've both been on WP for about 10 years) and I would really appreciate understanding where you're coming from in all this. --Macrakis (talk) 15:01, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

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