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Scania has become Skåne[edit]

I just noted that CFCF (talk · contribs) has moved Scania to Skåne (including categories) without any previous discussion I can see, and without using any proper move procedure for move over redirect. Instead, the article content as well as the talk page content has just been dumped into their new location, effectively losing the entire article history for both the page and the talk page. Even if I were to agree with the new name (Swedish spelling), the procedure used is completely wrong and needs to be undone to keep the article history. However, it might be a good idea to first decide if there is to be a move at all, because I would proceed in different ways if I am to restore Scania or move to Skåne in a proper way. CFCF has claimed WP:UE (= Use English!) as basis for the move (somewhat surprising for a move to an "å"), while WP:COMMONNAME has most likely been used for Scania. For the relatively recently created region, Skåne County was chosen since they use that form themselves, but that was contentious (and if memory serves me, an angry editor even got himself permanently blocked for edit-warring or sockpuppetry while objecting to this). However, it does not follow automatically that the province, which has a longer but "currently less formalized" existence should have the same name, since it has been written about in English for centuries, creating a WP:COMMONNAME basis. Any thoughts on the choice of Scania versus Skåne? Tomas e (talk) 15:31, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Right now, I have no strong opinion either way, but maybe the history can be fixed with WP:HISTMERGE? Sjö (talk) 15:44, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
Please move back to Scania! --SergeWoodzing (talk) 20:43, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
And someone needs to deal with arbitrary moves by that user or we're in for a lot more problems. --SergeWoodzing (talk) 20:48, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
Strongly disagree, Skåne should remain the title. As for the other article that is part of a larger discussion that we might need to have in the future, and is under no terms arbitrary, even if the specific move may have been premature. -- CFCF 🍌 (email) 12:43, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Regardless of the outcome of this decision, the way CFCF "moved" the page was procedurally incorrect. The page has been histmerged back to Scania in order to preserve the edit histories. Primefac (talk) 14:09, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
Would not the opposite have been more favorable? Primefac -- CFCF 🍌 (email) 14:24, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
The old article was at Scania, so the discussion should be whether to move it to Skåne (not whether to revert the move). Primefac (talk) 14:29, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
Is there no way to just rename the headline to "Scania (Swedish: Skåne) without sabotaging the wikistructure? If so, wouldn't both be found in an ordinary search procedure? They are both correct names, even if the alleged English happens to be Latin. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:37, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Use of fika in Swedish[edit]

There is disagreement on how widespread the term fika is in southern variants of Swedish. Input from outside parties would be appreciated at talk:fika (culture).

Peter Isotalo 14:24, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Queen Silvia Nursing Award[edit]

Dear Editors,

I have been referred to this forum as I would need help in verifying my sources which as in Swedish. I am currently trying to publish an article on Queen Silvia Nursing Award but it had been rejected 3 times due to the content, references and notability issues. I have since made the necessarily improvements but I hope to receive some feedback on it so I could work towards creating a useful article for the audience. Here is the link:

Thank you so much in advance!

Maybelline Ooi (talk) 13:00, 23 March 2015 (UTC)Maybel