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I think the new English-only design is okay and small enough to stuff it into articles. -- till we *) (talk) 09:24, 20 May 2004 (UTC)

Sorry, why are you two changing the eagle to and back? -- till we | Talk 09:37, 21 September 2005 (UTC)

I prefer the better drawing while the other guy is insisting on the ugly version.

Why not take a look at http://www.bund.de/nn_58892/Microsites/Protokoll/Staatliche-Symbole/Bundeswappen/Bundeswappen-knoten.html__nnn=true and decide for yourself which is the correct version? -- 15:10, 21 September 2005 (UTC)
In heraldry, there is no such thing as a "correct version". A coat of arms is defined solely by what in German is called Blasonierung, and the artist is free to interpret it. This very basic heraldic rule is clearly recognized by the German state, which itself uses several interpretations of the coat of arms. Just look at www.bundestag.de for an example.
This is not a coat of arms. Also, we are not talking about heraldry but about national symbols, which do have a precise definition. -- 15:56, 21 September 2005 (UTC)
This is a coat of arms, and this is about heraldry. If you want to use heraldic symbols, you have to follow heraldic rules.

Angela Merkel[edit]

Hello, I as a resident of Germany think that the template should be slightly corrected. Angela merkel may not lay back on the chancellor's seat, since she still needs to be affirmed by parliament. Officially, Gerhard Schröder is still chancellor, even though Mrs. Merkel is highly probably the next Head of Government.

I agreeElectionworld 21:39, 25 October 2005 (UTC)