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Debate over the name change and protocol[edit]

It's curious to me that (according to the summary above) Wikipedia users debated dropping "Côte d'Ivoire" in favor of "Ivory Coast" fíve times and never did, before having yet another debate and finally agreeing on the sixth time. What made that sixth argument more compelling than the previous five? Shouldn't there be some sort of precedent established by the first few debates? Otherwise issues like this will never die. 108.254.160.23 (talk) 16:13, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

It was the biggest fuckup and insult to a sovereign nation on the project to this date, actually. Piss-poor reading of sources, use of unacceptable sources all to support a decision that had zero basis in reality. It was unacceptable to say the least the panda ɛˢˡ” 16:46, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
Maybe because Ivory Coast doesn't have the right to make this demand? --Khajidha (talk) 18:55, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
The argument that it is somehow disrespectful for an English speaker to speak English is nonsense. I can't help noticing that it is fairly patronising, too. Apparently the Germans are not to be offended by "Germany", or the Italians by "Florence" but those Africans, they might well take offence...... Avalon (talk) 08:49, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
Of course. It is offensive, colonial, imperalist and racist to call the country by its colonial name instead of its indigenous name. Oh, wait ... --Florian Blaschke (talk) 05:21, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
Not really, there's a similar debate at Lyon/Lyons and Marseille/Marseilles (the debate there made considerably easier by the phonetic pointlessless of the different spelling). There were also a couple of sad old buggers trying to argue for the resurrection of Leghorn in place of the now-standard Livorno. Jemimallah (talk) 09:20, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
If Côte d'Ivoire is officially used internationally then why the move? There are plently foreign cities that we do not translate to English. This is a step-back IMO. The above archieved argument does make some sense. Savvyjack23 (talk) 11:11, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
Not to mention that we don't call Puerto Rico "Rich Port", Costa Rica "Rich Coast", or El Salvador "The Savior". The name of the country is Côte d'Ivoire. 216.165.95.66 (talk) 16:44, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
And the name of the state in which I live is "North Carolina", not "Caroline du Nord" but you don't see me telling French speakers that they can't call it that. --Khajidha (talk) 23:22, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
The State of North Carolina has not explicitly requested that it be referred to as "North Carolina" in all languages as Côte d'Ivoire has. It is also officially registered in the United Nations as Côte d'Ivoire. 216.165.95.66 (talk) 19:33, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
And you don't find that insistence on controlling the speech of people who use other languages highly insulting? What other English words do I have to run by their government before I can use them? --Khajidha (talk) 22:40, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

2011-2014[edit]

So what has happened since 2011? There doesn't seem to be anything in the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 193.93.136.121 (talk) 13:03, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

  • In 2011 the administrative structure changed. I will make an edit. --Bejnar (talk) 17:47, 20 October 2014 (UTC)