Wikipedia:WikiProject Ireland Collaboration/Poll on Ireland article names/Position statements/Evertype
The following statement was prepared as part of the poll on Ireland article names. It may contain unsupported statements, synthesis of published sources, original research and personal interpretation of policy and guidelines.
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|This page in a nutshell: A set of arguments in favour and against each of the options. Intended to be reasonably neutral. (For my personal opinion, please see "Other statements by this user" at the bottom of the page.)|
Users who endorse this perspective
- BastunĖġáḍβáś₮ŭŃ! 10:49, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
- Jack forbes (talk) 22:04, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
- Rockpocket 15:02, 2 August 2009 (UTC)
Other statements by this user
This ballot is about a persistent problem. One very persistent problem.
- X believes that the article should be named Ireland for a host of undeniable reasons.
- Y believes that the article should be named Republic of Ireland for a host of undeniable reasons.
And this battle has gone on for seven years. I can only imagine that if sense were to prevail, people would realize that giving ANY weight to either Option F or to Options A and B is a dangerous way to get a situation without any compromise—and that's just going to make winners and losers. The more I think about this the more I am convinced of it. Only the configurations which include Ireland (state) offer this Project and this encyclopaedia a way out of a perennial see-saw. Those who prefer Republic of Ireland can't win by Being Right, any more than those who prefer Ireland can "win" by Being Right. None of them are right, and all of them are right. I have changed my original vote—to ensure that I give No Weight At All to Options F, A, or B—because none of these options is a genuine compromise, and our community needs a compromise. I urge everyone to think on this. It's not about whether someone prefers Ireland (state). Most people either prefer Ireland or Republic of Ireland. Where this WikiProject has succeeded is in devising a poll which offers Ireland (state) in a few configurations that could help us make the Wikipedia a better place. Avoid Option F. Avoid Option A. Avoid Option B. Choose one of the options that offers a genuine compromise, in good faith, to let us all breathe easily for at least two years. -- Evertype·✆ 19:50, 4 August 2009 (UTC)