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2016 Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Search Community Survey
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Name of Solomon Islands
Hi Sundostund. I rolled back the reintroduction of 'the' in the country name Solomon Islands. Your edit is perfectly understandable but the country name is Solomon Islands, the geographic area of the Solomon Islands (archipelago) is referred to as the Solomon Islands and includes islands under different countries. The colonial name for the area plus Bougainville and some other bits and pieces under the British was The Solomon Islands referring to the geographical area and the colonial administration name of convenience. The official English language UN country name and the name used in the constitution is 'Solomon Islands' with the definite article and Elizabeth II is Queen of Solomon Islands not the Solomon Islands. The article Governor General of the Solomon Islands and PM of the Solomon Islands used to be name without the 'the' but has crept back unfortunately. Most of the articles associated with the Solomon Islands and the Solomon Islands archipelago reflect this difference. Reintroducing the article causes a deal of confusion as to what area is being referred to. Check out the name usage throughout all the articles associated with the country and the archipelago. It is confusing, please help us to remove that confusion. Ex nihil (talk) 01:42, 9 June 2016 (UTC)
List of Presidents of Venezuela listed at Featured list removal candidates
I have nominated List of Presidents of Venezuela for featured list removal here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets the featured list criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks; editors may declare to "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. AHeneen (talk) 03:48, 9 June 2016 (UTC)
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Revert of my edit on Paramount Leader
I notice you reverted this edit without giving any rationale in the edit summary. The relevant passage in the manual of style (MOS:DOB) prefers use of "born" rather than leaving an open hyphen when a person is still living. I will be editing to to read 'born' in exact conformity with MOS. Please do not revert again without a rationale. William Avery (talk) 08:43, 19 July 2016 (UTC)
- @William Avery: I am sorry, it was my mistake. Of course, we must abide to the MOS rules... By the way, in your original edit, you put "(b. 1925)" instead of "(1925–)". I think it looks better (and more according to MOS) if we use "(born 1925)", and I am glad to see that you recognized that by yourself in your current edit. Cheers! --Sundostund (talk) 14:06, 19 July 2016 (UTC)
User:Dr. Blofeld has created Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/Contests. The idea is to run a series of contests/editathons focusing on each region of Africa. He has spoken to Wikimedia about it and $1000-1500 is possible for prize money. As someone who has previously expressed interest in African topics, would you be interested in contributing to one or assisting draw up core article/missing article lists? He says he's thinking of North Africa for an inaugural one in October. If interested please sign up in the participants section of the Contest page, thanks.♦ --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:37, 21 July 2016 (UTC)