Wikipedia:WikiProject Ireland Collaboration/Poll on Ireland article names/Ballot paper

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Ballot options

  • Option A: Merge Ireland and Republic of Ireland into one article at Ireland. More info?
  • Option B: The state at Ireland. The island at Ireland (island). More info?
  • Option C: A general "all-Ireland" topic at Ireland. The island at Ireland (island). The state at Ireland (state). More info?
  • Option D: The island at Ireland. The state at Ireland (state). More info?
  • Option E: A disambiguation page at Ireland. The island at Ireland (island). The state at Ireland (state). More info?
  • Option F: The island at Ireland. The state at Republic of Ireland. More info?

Please read through the detailed information below, which makes precise what ramification each option will have, for instance in the first sentence of the different articles. The place for actual ballotting follows that section.

Detailed information about the ballot options

  • A: Merge Ireland and Republic of Ireland into one article at Ireland.
Name of page Initial text (the first sentence in the article)
Ireland Ireland is a European island and an independent state of the same name. (The text here was based on the article on Tasmania.)
Ireland (disambiguation) Ireland commonly refers to: ...
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  • B: The state at Ireland. The island at Ireland (island).
Name of page Initial text (the first sentence in the article)
Ireland (island) Ireland is the third-largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world.
Ireland Ireland is an independent state in north-western Europe. The modern sovereign state occupies about five-sixths of the island of Ireland, which was partitioned on 3 May 1921.
Ireland (disambiguation) Ireland commonly refers to: ...
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  • C: A general "all-Ireland" topic at Ireland. The island at Ireland (island). The state at Ireland (state).
Name of page Initial text (the first sentence in the article)
Ireland (island) Ireland is the third-largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world.
Ireland (state) Ireland is an independent state in north-western Europe. The modern sovereign state occupies about five-sixths of the island of Ireland, which was partitioned on 3 May 1921.
Ireland (disambiguation) Ireland commonly refers to: ...
Ireland Ireland is a modern independent state, a geographic entity, an historic nation, and a cultural identity, all based on the island of Ireland. (The text here was based loosely on the article on China.)
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  • D: The island at Ireland. The state at Ireland (state).
Name of page Initial text (the first sentence in the article)
Ireland Ireland is the third-largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world.
Ireland (state) Ireland is an independent state in north-western Europe. The modern sovereign state occupies about five-sixths of the island of Ireland, which was partitioned on 3 May 1921.
Ireland (disambiguation) Ireland commonly refers to: ...
Back up.
  • E: A disambiguation page at Ireland. The island at Ireland (island). The state at Ireland (state).
   Name of Page   Initial text (the first sentence in the article)
Ireland (island) Ireland is the third-largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world.
Ireland (state) Ireland is an independent state in north-western Europe. The modern sovereign state occupies about five-sixths of the island of Ireland, which was partitioned on 3 May 1921.
Ireland Ireland commonly refers to: ...
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  • F: The island at Ireland. The state at Republic of Ireland.
Name of page Initial text (the first sentence in the article)
Ireland Ireland is the third-largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world.
Republic of Ireland Ireland is an independent state in north-western Europe. The modern sovereign state occupies about five-sixths of the island of Ireland, which was partitioned on 3 May 1921.
Ireland (disambiguation) Ireland commonly refers to: ...
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Procedure for voting

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  • To do this you may use the template * {{stv-ballot|A=0|B=0|C=0|D=0|E=0|F=0|sign=~~~~}} — Select it from the asterisk * to the last curly bracket } and Copy, then Paste when you go down to the Balloting Area below. To make your vote, simply put the number with the appropriate letter (X=1 is your most favourite, Y=6 is your least favourite, Z=0 gives no support at all to an option).
  • You are not obliged to express a preference for any of the options that you do not wish to support (or have no preference about); it is easiest to leave the number as zero, i.e. Z=0, rather than deleting the letter.
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Notes:

  • Voting will end at 21:00 (UTC) of the evening of 13 September 2009 (that is 22:00 IST and BST)
  • A member of the ArbCom committee will adjudicate the result of the vote
  • Results of the vote are final and binding for a period of two years
  • Procedures for dealing with fraud:
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