User talk:Mttll

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Geographical_regions_of_Turkey[edit]

   Your rename of the page may have been a great idea, but the change you report at another language's WP article] is valid only as a hint that perhaps the English site should make a parallel change -- even tho i grant that a change at tk:wp is the most tantalizing hint i can imagine! Would you be so kind as to initiate a post-hoc discussion, i would presume at Talk:Geographical_regions_of_Turkey#Title change of why your/their title is better that what we have now, and whether circumstances have changed or we were just wrong-headed in naming it in the first place? It might help if you can anticipate questions on whether literal translation, or, say, US DofState or British practice, is more to the point (more relevant). (In my clueless ignorance, i would have to start by trying to find DoS travel advisories -- perhaps issued during the recent coup attempt?)
--Jerzyt 09:43, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

I'm not sure if I understand what you are asking of me. Are you asking me to explain why Geographical regions of Turkey is a better title than Regions of Turkey in the talk page? --Mttll (talk) 13:21, 9 September 2016 (UTC)
   Yes, in part, but the reason i said "at Talk:Geographical regions of Turkey#Title change" is that this not a matter between you and me, but among everyone interested in having the right title on that article (or either on or in related articles that use "regions" or "geographical regions" in this sense, in their content and/or titles, and neither of our user-talk pages is the appropriate place for that.
   Perhaps i was remiss in assuming you are familiar with our naming policies, or, if not, would consult them when queried. While i don't recall a lot of the details, i'm confident you'll find (contrary to your initial explanation "Per Turkish Wikipedia") that there is no presumption that verbatim translation suffices. In fact, i will argue that our policies mean that evidence is called for, either that a change of mission has occurred, or that the English article's title was mistaken in the first place, in order to justify a change in the English title.
   I won't get back to the matter in the next 12 hours, but i shall within the week, "fates willin' and the creek don't rise" (i.e. "if fate so wills, and if the creek doesn't overflow [sense 4]").
--Jerzyt 19:51, 15 September 2016 (UTC)