User talk:Taiko3615

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Welcome[edit]

Welcome!

Hello, Taiko3615, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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EU infobox and ranks[edit]

Hi Taiko3615 and welcome,

Mediation is normally only resorted to after long and unsuccessful discussions. I don't think we need that here, since I don't think there will be a very great problem arriving at an amicable solution, provided we stay on the relevant EU pages. It is however somewhat contentious. With the 'list of countries' article, it got to mediation after repeated and acrimonious edit wars about ranking the EU, often degenerating into a pissing match between some US and EU editors.

The normal course would be a discussion on the relevant Talk page. I did start the original discussion there because "n/a" had been inserted instead of a rank; as I remember it, a consensus had been established that the EU would not be ranked; however since the "n/a" followed the GDP with no mention of the word "rank" it was a little odd. When "n/a" was replaced by the actual rank, I reverted it because it went against the previous consensus, as I remembered it.

In this particular case, though, we have the very unusual sitation of a single-purpose template serving only one article; so there may not be many editors who have it on their watchlist. For this reason I would suggest raising the issue at Talk:European Union. You can do this yourself or, if you prefer, I can start the discussion. We should link back to the discussion on the Template Talk page. If there is no obvious consensus after a while, we can then consider other options (such as a poll or a "request for comment").

It might be useful if you first read through the archives of Talk:European Union. There is an archive search box, where you could search for "GDP" for instance. You should be aware that the extent to which the EU is treated like a country is contentious.

If you are interested in contributing to EU topics, you may wish to join the EU project. If so, let me know and I'll send you a welcome message with links. You may also want to add something about yourself on your user page, for instance a userbox showing what languages you speak.--Boson (talk) 15:40, 12 December 2009 (UTC)


Hi, thank you for your answer :)I think it is not really necessary to beguin a discussion about this, I have read the discussion on the EU page and it seemed long and somewhat animated, maybe there is a simpler way to decide, like to ask directly someone responsible for the EU project. If you can join one of them, please tell them I believe it is normal to put a rank here, not because EU is a country, but because when you read numbers, like the size of europe it very hard to see what it means, with a rank it is way more understandable, if you think putting the GDP would be too contensious for US editors, then just putting the size and population would be enougth to understand better what is europe. Thanks again :) Taiko3615 (talk) 13:33, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

File permission problem with File:Exposure triangle.png[edit]

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