Talk:Hydra (island)

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Incorrect Map[edit]

The lower map is does not show Hydra, the map shows Athens. I don't know how to change the png. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.152.224.255 (talk) 03:15, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

"Minor" Edit[edit]

Just posting the reasoning behind editing the link to the English-language website. They have an official link to it on the Greek website, and I deemed it appropriate to provide a link for the readers whom cannot speak Greek who are also interested in researching this article further. If anyone disputes the validity of the changes, please state so here. Thank you! Also, I have implimented this change already. WYNP (talk) 01:59, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

I changed the URL back to the basic Greek page and took out the phrase "English version" before I noticed the above comment, or I would have discussed it here first. Anyway, now that it's done, I'll leave it that way pending discussion. In the version I just changed, the URL as given (http://www.hydra.com.gr/) in fact doesn't point to the English page but to the Greek one. So we would have users clicking on a link that says "English version" and being presented with the Greek version. From there, they have to click on the usual British flag icon to get to the English page. So I left the URL as is (i.e. pointing to the Greek version) and just took "English version" out of the link text. The alternative would have been to leave "English version" in the link text and change the URL to point directly to the English page on the site. But I've found in the case of web sites that have a basic non-English home page with a link to an English version, it's better to link to the basic non-English page, since the English page URL is more likely to change and so make the link no longer lead anywhere. Linking to the non-English page is more stable, and it's easy enough for a user to click on the flag. Strawberryjampot (talk) 16:02, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

Seems reasonable. Acad Ronin (talk) 17:51, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

Sourcing history[edit]

The whole history section beginning with "However, the Ottoman Empire ..." to the end is unsourced. If this article is to be considered of good quality, all this material should have sources noted. Strawberryjampot (talk) 19:53, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

Prefecture[edit]

"The province of Hydra (Greek: Επαρχία Ύδρας) was one of the provinces of the Piraeus Prefecture. Its territory corresponded with that of the current municipality.[2] It was abolished in 2006." So, like, what prefecture is hydra in now? Littlewindow (talk) 23:15, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

No prefecture. All Greek prefectures were abolished in 2010 as part of an administrative reform. Hydra belongs to the Islands regional units. Dimadick (talk) 13:40, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

Era: BC vs. BCE[edit]

The Wikipedia Manual of style en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style/Dates_and_numbers says:


Era style Shortcuts:

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   The default calendar era is the Western Dionysian era system, a year numbering system also known as the Western Christian era (represented by BC and AD), or the Common Era (represented by BCE and CE).
       BC and AD are the traditional ways of referring to this era. BCE and CE are common in some scholarly texts and religious writings. Either convention may be appropriate.
           Do not change the established era style in an article unless there are reasons specific to its content. Seek consensus on the talk page before making the change. Open the discussion under a subhead that uses the word "era". Briefly state why the style is inappropriate for the article in question. A personal or categorical preference for one era style over the other is not justification for making a change.

Since the article uses BCE in all four places where era is indicated, BCE is the established style for this article, and should not be changed without discussion and consensus on this Talk page. Littlewindow (talk) 15:39, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

friend from Hydra[edit]

Does anyone know Andreas Georgacopalus, He had a service with the horses and mules hauling thing around Hydra. I knew him in Dallas Texas, I am a veterinarian. Gvilla56@hotmail.com Thelbert Childers DVM

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