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On the WikiProject Countries talk page, the section Location Maps for European countries had shown new maps created by David Liuzzo, that are available for the countries of the European continent, and for countries of the European Union exist in two versions. From November 16, 2006 till January 31, 2007, a poll had tried to find a consensus for usage of 'old' or of which and where 'new' version maps. Please note that since January 1, 2007 all new maps became updated by David Liuzzo (including a world locator, enlarged cut-out for small countries) and as of February 4, 2007 the restricted licence that had jeopardized their availability on Wikimedia Commons, became more free. At its closing, 25 people had spoken in favor of either of the two presented usages of new versions but neither version had reached a consensus (12 and 13), and 18 had preferred old maps.
As this outcome cannot justify reverting of new maps that had become used for some countries, seconds before February 5, 2007 a survey started that will be closed soon at February 20, 2007 23:59:59. It should establish two things:
whether the new style maps may be applied as soon as some might become available for countries outside the European continent (or such to depend on future discussions),
Please read the discussion (also in other sections α, β, γ, δ, ε, ζ, η, θ) and in particular the arguments offered by the forementioned poll, while realizing some comments to have been made prior to updating the maps, and all prior to modifying the licences, before carefully reading the presentation of the currently open survey. You are invited to only then finally make up your mind and vote for only one option.
There mustnot be 'oppose' votes; if none of the options would be appreciated, you could vote for the option you might with some effort find least difficult to live with - rather like elections only allowing to vote for one of several candidates. Obviously, you are most welcome to leave a brief argumentation with your vote. Kind regards. — SomeHuman00:28, 19 February2007 (UTC)
The issue concerning it being an official religion or not is still unresolved. Are you going to do something about this or what?Ernio48 (talk) 21:17, 28 August 2016 (UTC)
According to the Bokmål-Wikipedia article Norge (Norway): "Den 21. mai 2012 vedtok Stortinget med 162 mot 3 stemmer å ta begrepet statskirke ut av grunnloven.  Den norske Kirke velger nå selv sine ledere og er organisatorisk fristilt fra staten, men er fremdeles avhengig av økonomisk støtte over statsbudsjettet."
Translation: On the 21st of May 2012, parliament, with 162 against 3 votes, took the concept "State Church" out of the constitution. The Norwegian Church now chooses its own leaders and is organisationally free from the state, but it is still dependent on economical support from the state.
The church is more independent than it was before 2012. The formulation "Christian and humanistic values" is still in the constitution. There is no longer any requirement that a percentage of government ministers need be members of the church. The king is no longer the church's formal leader.
What is or is not a state church is relative on a sliding scale, subject to varying definitions. Our article State religion offers this definition: " In the case of a "state church", the state has absolute control over the church, but in the case of a "state religion", the church is ruled by an exterior body; ..." Thus, at least IMO, Norway has a state religion, not a state church. Your question is whether Norway has "an official religion". Personally, I'd say the answer to that must be yes.
It should be restored in the infobox then. And the first sentence of "Religion" section somewhat transformed? And maybe some notes, to explain what happened in 2012?Ernio48 (talk) 07:59, 1 September 2016 (UTC)
Good points, I think. I absolutely do not have time to work more on this at this time. Perhaps you or someone else will want to follow up (and point to this Talk page section in the edit summary/summaries). The Bokmål-Wikipedia article cannot, of course, be used as a reference. --Hordaland (talk) 20:18, 1 September 2016 (UTC)
Oooops, my apologies! I should have checked whether you'd worked on the article before suggesting that you do so. You've done a lot! --Hordaland (talk) 20:43, 1 September 2016 (UTC)