Talk:Roman Catholic Diocese of Acerra

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Removal of Infobox flag of Republic of Italy[edit]

I removed the Italian Republic flag icon from the Infobox, in accordance with several sections of WP:ICON; specifically (quoting),

  • Generally, flag icons should not be used in infoboxes, even when there is a "country", "nationality" or equivalent field: they are unnecessarily distracting and give undue prominence to one field among many....
  • Flags make simple, blunt statements about nationality, while words can express the facts with more complexity. Acerra was not part of France for many centuries, but then it belonged to the German emperors, the French, the Spanish and the Kings of Italy, not to the Italian Republic (since 1948). The Kingdom of Naples did not become part of "Italy" until the mid-19th century.
  • Do not rewrite history. Flags should not be used to misrepresent the nationality of a historical figure [including some bishops], event, object, etc. Political boundaries change, often over the span of a biographical article subject's lifetime. Where ambiguity or confusion could result, it is better not to use a flag at all, and where one is genuinely needed, use the historically accurate flag.

--Vicedomino (talk) 17:13, 13 December 2017 (UTC)