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Other graphic?[edit]

Thanks for creating this, DASonnenfeld. I'm wondering if another graphic might be better, however. My concern is that the graphic is the symbol for the World citizen badge and that it might be interpreted by some as advocating a specific worldview of or stance on globalization. Can we find something a bit less POV oriented? Regards, Meclee (talk) 20:05, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Sure... I agree, there may be a better one, for the reason you state. Kind regards, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 20:08, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Two possibilities:

Globe Atlantic
Mercator Globe 1541 SA

I like the more abstract 'Mercator Globe', but the other may be more recognizable. What do you think? Meclee (talk) 16:18, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

Yes, I like the transparency of that globe so that all the continents are visible. Let's go with it! Regards, Meclee (talk) 23:03, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

Okay, let's give it a try... Kind regards, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 00:37, 21 June 2013 (UTC)
Looks good! Meclee (talk) 00:41, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

Getting cluttered[edit]

Hi, I would suggest removing both the Commons and WikiProject links from this sidebar. Neither are necessary in my opinion, and both detract from the sidebar's elegant simplicity. "Tangential information should be kept out of sidebars" (WP:NAV). Thanks, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 01:22, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Fixed. Better? Thanks, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 10:05, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

The logo is meaningless and the Globalization-5 chart is superior for its purposes[edit]

The File:Globalization-5.png chart. Clickable.

I object to [1] because the WikiProject Globalization logo is meaningless and unhelpful to the readers. In stark contrast, the Globalization-5 graph is meaningful even at low resolutions because it is clickable in the contexts presented. EllenCT (talk) 01:52, 29 May 2016 (UTC)

This looks like and end run to spam a chart you know would get rejected into articles. This is a common occurrence with you and charts so please desist. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:645:C201:3B60:9CBF:4B3E:59E7:9578 (talk) 15:40, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
@2601:645:C201:3B60:9CBF:4B3E:59E7:9578: Do you have any substantive objections to the chart, or any substantive reasons why the content-free logo would be preferred? EllenCT (talk) 15:47, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
Not allowing someone to use this template as an end run around consensus is substantive. You have been told no by two people now. Move on.2601:645:C201:3B60:9CBF:4B3E:59E7:9578 (talk) 18:57, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

Removed two off topic links[edit]

In line with the argument at Talk:Globalization#Structure:_economy.2C_politics_and_culture, I removed links to minor concepts of Democratic mundialization and Global workforce. Those are one of hundreds of minor topics somewhat related to globalization. This template should be kept concise: culture, politics, economy and history of globalization are the only four links that I think belong here - no scholar would argue that either of these is too minor. Beyond those, we open doors to a very big list of related concepts. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 07:46, 2 June 2016 (UTC)