Template talk:2010–2011 MENA protests HTK

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Senegal, Cameroon, Uganda, Albania[edit]

Why are the protests in Iran showed () but not in Senegal, Cameroon, Uganda or Albania. Someone who knows how to edit this image should change that. Also W-Sahara should be minor (self-immolation). The map is no longer listed on the main site (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010%E2%80%932011_Middle_East_and_North_Africa_protests#Overview) as a MENA only map. NauruDude (talk) 18:57, 28 February 2011 (UTC)NauruDudeNauruDude (talk) 18:57, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

Consensus is that they are not related to this wave of unrest. If you have WP:RS citing otherwise, please discuss at Talk:2010–2011_Middle_East_and_North_Africa_protests. -ZeLonewolf (talk) 02:27, 9 March 2011 (UTC)


Eritrea should be added in Green, and the legend updated to reflect that it is an Arabic speaking country. Since Eritrea is related to the Somalis (Djibouti, Somaliland, Somalia) and Red Sea Arabs, it should be highlighted on the map. (talk) 02:34, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

See Here, Eritrea is not part of MENA (Middle East and North Africa).
  – HonorTheKing (talk) 21:46, 22 February 2011 (UTC)


The Gaza Strip is missing from the imagemap. (talk) 02:36, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

See Here.
  – HonorTheKing (talk) 21:46, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

The orange color is almost indistinguishable from red[edit]

IMO the orange color is too similar to the red. I had to use color picker to find out which explanation the color represents. Maybe we could change the orange color to be a bit brighter? I'd suggest something like #FFAA00. Thanks! 1exec1 (talk) 21:12, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

See Here.
  – HonorTheKing (talk) 21:46, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

fatality tally[edit]

Can we have the death toll on each country in white Ariel bold? Chesdovi (talk) 15:54, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Lets first wait for the protests to be over first, than we might do it with animated, from changaes by days/weeks.
  – HonorTheKing (talk) 18:14, 25 February 2011 (UTC)


Why did the map change from 2010-2011 Middle East and North Africa protests.svg to 2010-2011 Middle East and North Africa protests-new.svg ? (talk) 12:03, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

I my self think we should delete all dupe images, I guess who did it wanted to "black" libya as Uprising, not sure why the main one wasn't updated and new one uploaded.
  – HonorTheKing (talk) 18:14, 25 February 2011 (UTC)
It was redone and fixed to fit the old one now.
  – HonorTheKing (talk) 22:12, 25 February 2011 (UTC)


update - bahrain , like jordan, has had goverhnment changes. though it could be an uprising there (violently suprressed)Lihaas (talk) 06:09, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

Discuss it at the talk page: Talk:2010–2011_Middle_East_and_North_Africa_protests -ZeLonewolf (talk) 02:40, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

Western Sahara[edit]

Perhaps Western Sahara is the most obviously worth giving some color to. The main article makes reference to "riots in Daklah, where at least 100 people were injured"; this would seem to give plenty of justification for classing Western Sahara with Morocco and Mauritania as having seen "minor protests." Wareh (talk) 20:27, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

The mixed designation sovereignty dispute/minor protests seems good to me. Thanks. Wareh (talk) 15:55, 1 March 2011 (UTC)
Although, to record here an anonymous comment at the image talk page, "It might confuse people giving Western Sahara an own colour. The protest have nothing to with the conflict!" Wareh (talk) 14:21, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

Sierra Leonne[edit]

Need to add Sierra Leonne to the uprising map. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:40, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

It's not releted, see the main talk page about other african nations. right now only arabic and Iran nations.
  – HonorTheKing (talk) 06:05, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

New map[edit]

Should we switch to the newly available map image? Someone will need to recode the imagemap to take into account the blow-up sections (talk) 22:13, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

Blow Ups[edit]

Can someone make the blow-ups clickable? I would do that myself but I am not sure how to. (talk) 00:25, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

I made the important countries clickable in the blow-outs (Gaza Strip, West Bank, Bahrain). I will make the others clickable tomorrow or later tonight. (talk) 02:57, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
Lebanon is still not clickable in the blow-out. --Khajidha (talk) 15:32, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

Non-protesting countries[edit]

Should Qatar, UAE, Lebanon, Syria, and Israel remain clickable? Ŵïllî§ï$2? (Talk!/Sign) 03:01, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

those which have a protests article lets keep, so only need to remove Qatar, UAE and Israel.
We need to also make Lebanon with color and code it to be clickable as it have an article now.
  – HonorTheKing (talk) 04:29, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
Ahh, previously Lebanon just linked to the article for the country... Ŵïllî§ï$2? (Talk!/Sign) 06:05, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
Need someone to code big Lebanon.
  – HonorTheKing (talk) 22:32, 9 March 2011 (UTC)
I'll do ittttttt Ŵïllî§ï$2? (Talk!/Sign) 04:55, 10 March 2011 (UTC)


As Egypt has now had both a revolution and a change of government / prime minister, would it not be better for it to be colour in black and blue stripes? Greenshed (talk) 21:27, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

no need, Black simply means all the options, started minor, then major, had armed rebellion (not as big as Libya tho), and had governmental changes. so Revolution is good for it, no need to forget that all countries including Egypt is still active.
  – HonorTheKing (talk) 22:31, 9 March 2011 (UTC)
The template does make it clear to the reader that "Black simply means all the options" and neither Tunisia nor Egypt really went through a Libyan-style civil war. Greenshed (talk) 23:34, 9 March 2011 (UTC)


I'm not sure that's even a word! Perhaps "Government overthrown" might be a better term? -ZeLonewolf (talk) 00:24, 10 March 2011 (UTC)


Why is Somalia not shown as yellow on the map? Somalia is a MENA country (under broad definitions) and has had minor protests. Why are Mauritania, Sudan and Western Sahara listed in yellow but not Somalia? Vis-a-visconti (talk) 03:30, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

I brought this up on the picture's talk page a week or two ago but no one has replied. Originally it was colored yellow, then it turned orange, and now it is just blank. They had switched from the original map to this new one with the blowups, but unfortunately lost a few key colorings. This is the talk page and it shows the older versions (at different locations) at the top. Ŵïllî§ï$2? (Talk!/Sign) 02:09, 18 March 2011 (UTC)
There was a discussion on the talk page about which countries to include/exclude. Generally, Somalia's protests have not been linked to the Tunisian-inspired wave of unrest but are rather part of long-standing unrest in the country. — Preceding unsigned comment added by ZeLonewolf (talkcontribs) 05:31, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

Change Libya to black[edit]

It's high time for that. Any objections? ᴳᴿᴲᴳᴼᴿᴵᴷᶤᶯᵈᶸᶩᶢᵉ 20:15, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

Um, what? The present colors are fine. ZeLonewolf (talk) 01:24, 20 March 2011 (UTC)


The Prime Minister of Syria and his cabinet has submitted their resignation; change to blue. ~AH1(TCU) 18:21, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

New map[edit]

Can someone make this the new map? [1] --Supreme Deliciousness (talk) 22:43, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

Make image itself linkable?[edit]

The "thumb" parameter after the file in the imagemap allows users to see the file page (see here), but it doesn't seem to work on this template, presumably because of something in the Template:Annotated image.
It would be nice if users could click to see the file itself, and the associated image info without having to go into the code to find where it's located. Is there a way to have a link to the whole file on the imagemap, without completely rewriting this template? Thanks, --Quintucket (talk) 18:46, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

Not with the template it uses now, you mean something like this (bottom right I (info).
There are some ways that can be coded tho.
  – HonorTheKing (talk) 19:33, 14 May 2011 (UTC)
Sorry, no I didn't mean in the image itself. I suppose it wouldn't be very hard to add it to the image (if I could find myself a program that does svg decently), which is something I hadn't thought of. I could also directly stick the "magnify_clip" image into the caption with a link.
But I was talking about something like this, with the rectangle boxes (magnify_clip) in the lower corner. That requires only the "thumb" parameter after the file. (Again, see this) But yes, "Template:Annotated_image" seems to have disabled that parameter for some reason. If it's not possible to reenable it, I suppose I might take the issue to that template. (And possibly fix up the image itself as a stopgap measure). But I was hoping there was a simple fix I'd missed. Thanks, --Quintucket (talk) 03:31, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
Iv'e added now the "magnify_clip" image option, now if you click on it you will be directed to the image it self.
Thats what you looked for?
  – HonorTheKing (talk) 11:18, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
Awesome! Thanks. --Quintucket (talk) 18:37, 15 May 2011 (UTC)