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Hi, you might be right. Here is the link in English. But:

  • Pliny does not seem to use the term Lacus Flevus himself. This term apparently comes from Mela.
  • Flevus is mentioned as a fort on the Ocean by Tacitus also[1], which is today I believe equated to Felsen. Maybe the ancient Ij sometimes connected the North Sea and the Lakes?

I notice some writers equate the link from Rhine to Flevus with the "Fossa Drusiana", which Drusus made to connect the Rhine to the Ijssel so that he could get to the Lakes.[2] But would this be considered a mouth of the Rhine? For example would something so far inland be considered to be making everything west of it an "island" (which is what Pliny says)? Maybe another possibility is some ancient equivalent to the Vecht (Utrecht). Anyway, concerning the Holland article I am not sure this needs to be discussed. Currently we only seem to have any discussion of it in the Marsacii article. It probably should be discussed elsewhere such as Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt delta.--Andrew Lancaster (talk) 07:36, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

Yes it is a bit of a messy mystery. It is not made easy by all the conflicting understandings of sources that have become mixed with the original sources. So I have tried to represent the several possibilities that I can find:

  • Ij (into the ocean via the lakes),
  • Vliet (into the ocean via the lakes),
  • Vecht (mouth would then be in the lake),
  • Ijssel (mouth would then be in the lake).

Personally I find the Ijssel and Vliet a bit hard to believe in, because those would make strangely defined "islands", especially given Flevus was a freshwater lake, and also I think we have no source for calling the Ijssel the Flevus. Indeed we know it had another name. So I think a combination of the Vecht and Ij makes more sense, both clearly being connected to places called Flevus, and reasonably close to each other and the Rhine. Note that I have added a history section to Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt delta this morning partly as a result of your message. --Andrew Lancaster (talk) 09:47, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

Interesting: --Andrew Lancaster (talk) 12:13, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

Structuur Koninkrijk[edit]

Hallo Thayts, ik heb je Engelstalige afbeelding met daarin de structuur van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (link naar Commons) vertaald in het Nederlands. Alleen heb ik het in PNG formaat geüpload. Zou jij het kunnen omzetten naar SVG-formaat? Alvast bedankt! I90Christian (talk) 20:35, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Hoi I90Christian, het is het makkelijkst om gewoon de tekst in de Engelstalige afbeelding te vervangen met een teksteditor. Het resultaat heb ik geüpload naar File:Structuur en locatie van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden.svg.  thayts t  00:50, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Maritime borders in the Caribbean Sea[edit]


Do you remember this ? well, after a year of research, I finally drew all existing borders in the Caribbean Sea (you can see it here). The map is in Spanish because it is my native spoken language, but it can be easily translated to another language (apart many sources are in English).

Now I have a question for you, what should we do with this map ? it's currently being used as reference map to the borders of the Netherlands in the Caribbean Sea, but has a bad title. I think is best to rename it "marine borders of the Netherlands in the Caribbean".

--Shadowxfox (talk) 20:58, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Hi Shadowxfox, that looks great! Very nice effort! :)
It was originally my idea that the map I created would be amended to include more maritime boundaries, but I have not had the time myself and your map includes the whole Caribbean. So yes, my map now basically only displays the Dutch situation and is used as such, so I will request it to be renamed and I will add a link to your map. If I have time, I will translate yours to English. thayts💬 15:23, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
I was researching, and previously there was a tool to translate online, but is currently disabled. I guess the translation of the file must be manually. --Shadowxfox (talk) 17:28, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
@Shadowxfox: I have already translated most of it manually. However, I'm not sure how to translate "Coordenada de cambio de límite marítimo internacional". I figured this is a changed coordinate, but changed in what way? thayts💬 18:11, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
Maybe the best traslation is "Coordenada de cambio de límite marítimo internacional" = "Change of maritime international boundary". That legend refers to the change of international boundaries (as if they were boundary markers of tripoints in land borders). I don't know if you understand me.--Shadowxfox (talk) 22:04, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
PD: I uploaded a new version with fixed legend about the dotted lines.
@Shadowxfox: So you mean I should see it as a boundary marker that was previously at a different place but that has been shifted a few miles? If so, how relevant is the fact that it has been shifted? thayts💬 10:10, 20 April 2014 (UTC)
No, it's the end point of the boundary defined by the treaty. The term "change" means that from this point it's the beginning of a new frontier with another country. Maybe I should also change the term in Spanish, by what I see --Shadowxfox (talk) 04:02, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
@Shadowxfox: I see. Maybe it's a Spanish way of saying, but I don't know. :P Can you point me to a clause in one of your sources where the term for this kind of coordinates is used (preferably in English)? I'm not sure what the best and shortest translation is, so maybe one of the sources can help me. thayts💬 10:45, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
Well, I don't remember the specific use of the term within many sources I gave for the map.--Shadowxfox (talk) 19:39, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
@Shadowxfox: Ok, well I've uploaded a translated version with what I think is a good description. See File:Caribbean maritime boundaries map.svg. thayts💬 17:02, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes, it's a good traslation. Thanks !--Shadowxfox (talk) 14:19, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

One vs. several sitelink-item correspondence[edit]

Hello Thayts, you are invited to join the discussion at d:WD:PC#One vs. several sitelink-item correspondence. Petr Matas 06:40, 9 November 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the userbox[edit]

Hallo, I asked at Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians' notice board whether anyone knew of a userbox which adjusted for Daylight Saving Time, and someone kindly directed me to your useful box which I've now installed. Thanks in advance for saving me a twice-yearly job of remembering to update my time userbox! PamD 21:57, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

@PamD: You're very much welcome :) Thanks for your message! thayts💬 19:00, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

the Kingdom Euler diagram[edit]

He Thayts, I have been thinking about the euler diagram of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and think it can be made a bit more consistent. Now it has "European Netherlands" as text, containing all provinces, and the "special municipalities (BES islands)" (containing all special municipalities). Why not use European Netherlands and Caribbean Netherlands (BES Islands), or Provinces (European Netherlands) and special municipalities (BES Islands). Now in one of the two the administrative form is mentioned, in the other it's not... Any thoughts? L.tak (talk) 20:09, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Euler diagram of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Hi Thayts, I found an error in the Euler diagram mentioned above. There is no official entity which is called "Holland", although many people abroad call our country Holland. So the provinces of North Holland and South Holland should not be united into Holland. I think this is a severe mistake, therefore I have removed the diagram. Please notify me on my talk page if you have further questions, I do not edit here at a daily basis. I hope you can change the diagram into a correct version. Thanks a lot, Ellywa (talk) 09:01, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
Hey @L.tak and Ellywa: I only found this a nice representation and after finding the image at the Netherlands page I decided to put it on the Kingdom of the Netherlands page as well. Both "Special municipalities" and "European Netherlands" are correct in my eyes, but I agree it may be better to use "Provinces" for the latter to be more consistent. I do think that "Special municipalities" and "Provinces" covers the subject better than "Caribbean Netherlands" and "European Netherlands", although it depends on what you want to tell (i.e. emphasising policital entities or geographic location). I agree that there is no official political entity called "Holland", but the same is true for the regions "European Netherlands", "Dutch Caribbean", "ABC islands", etc. I think the creator just wanted to show that the region Holland is only a part of the Netherlands. By the way, the real political entities are accompanied by flags. Do what you want to do, maybe discuss this with the creator of the image too. I personally don't have any problem with how the image looks like it does right now. thayts💬 09:33, 4 September 2015 (UTC)
Hey guys, original author here. I agree with L.tak's comment, I have uploaded a new version with this corrected. I also agree with Thayts' comment. I included Holland as a region, just like several others. Wikipedia is very consistent with using Holland for the region (at least the Dutch and English ones, some other Wikipedias aren't as consistent) so this is not a mistake. Specifying what provinces and special municipalities are would also require specifying what the countries are within the Kingdom (we like consistency, after all), which would make the diagram look very cluttered. ULanguageGeek (talk) 18:32, 5 September 2015 (UTC)
Hi ULanguageGeek, If Wikipedia is consistent at all... in this case it is wrong. Holland has been an old province, with slightly different borders then the current North-Holland and South-Holland. You can read about it on NL wikipedia. I will try and change the image myself. Ellywa (talk) 09:26, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

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If you Google, there are about 30 reliable sources that say Moldova's medal has been stripped and just your one that still lists it (but even that doesn't explicitly say it wasn't stripped, it doesn't say anything about it.) So I'm inclined to think it's been stripped. Smartyllama (talk) 14:46, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

@Smartyllama: Then where are your sources? "My" source is the official Rio 2016 website. thayts💬 14:50, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
Here , here, here, I could go on but that would be excessive. I'll add the sources to the article, but I'm removing Moldova from the table again. Smartyllama (talk) 15:03, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
@Smartyllama: "Just Google it" doesn't cut it on Wikipedia. It relies on sources and I relied on mine. Thanks for adding yours. The sources seem to conflict so I'm waiting this out until the smoke has lifted. thayts💬 15:13, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

Errors updating Medal table.[edit]

Hi. Medals ar only updated when the event is finished, so that's why all your updates were bad and I have to revert them. Not messed up, I have my place in the heaven earned trying to correct all that silly things introduced :D. See talk page. Thanks.--Wikizin (talk) 17:52, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

@Wikizin: Yes I understood. I was talking about the totals only that got messed up. thayts💬 16:15, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

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