Talk:Eurovision Song Contest 1996
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the countries that failed to qualify should not be listed as withdrawing
they failed to qualify through the semi-final. for consistency throughout all eurovision articles, only countries that actually withdrew should be listed under withdrawing countries. the number of participating countries should also changed to reflect the total number participating.(including those that failed to qualify through the semi-final.)22.214.171.124 (talk) 18:40, 5 November 2014 (UTC)
- Not a chance of that ever happening. It was not an official semifinal, it was a "pre-qualification round" as too many countries wanted to take part. This is all detailed in the article, and even the official Eurovision and EBU websites do not classify the round as a semifinal. They do however, show the same countries as we have, as being withdrawn. We cannot deviate away from reliable sources, as this violates verifying rules and may result in blocking sanctions from future editing. Wes Mouse | T@lk 18:45, 5 November 2014 (UTC)