Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/June 26, 2006

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Hi, please alter the text, and say that Kolkata was formerly known as Calcutta. The English name is obviously much better know in the English speaking world and also in most other European and American countries, and many people will be puzzled by this. I know articles on Indian cities are named this way by consensus (cf. Chennai not Madras, Mumpai not Bombay), but let's at least mention the English name. Steinbach (fka Caesarion) 11:00, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Just to note that I sought this page out in order to make the same point. Calcutta at least arguably fits the Naming Conventions better, and, while I accept the reasons for naming it as it is, the most common English name (according to the ever-unreliable Google Test, anyway) should at least be mentioned. See also the discussion on the Kolkata talk page, which seems to have broadly reached the same conclusion. TSP 15:03, 26 June 2006 (UTC)
Same comment. Add (formerly Calcutta) like the article itself. Why on earth is this page protected so that only admins can edit?? "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit"??? Bullshit! Nfitz 15:53, 26 June 2006 (UTC)
You are directed to calm down. We used to allow anyone to edit Main Page bits; that stopped after kids started adding pictures of penises to it. --Golbez 21:54, 26 June 2006 (UTC)
Directed? So it's an encylopedia anyone but kids can edit then! Thanks for the edit Nfitz 21:58, 26 June 2006 (UTC)
Kids are more than welcome to edit it - just don't vandalize the front page. Fortunately, that's not something anyone has to worry about anymore. And yes, directed - your tone was very uncivil, and you should really read up on our protection policy, lest you get in more futile fights in the future. --Golbez 22:03, 26 June 2006 (UTC)
I disagree. I was quite civil. I also disagree, the change was made, ergo it wasn't futile! Nfitz 16:58, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

Please put back the missing 'R' in "formely". -- 23:09, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

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Suggest using free image Image:Large Kolkata Landsat.jpg to illustrate this archive subpage to bring it in line with the others (also illustrated). Thanks. Carcharoth 13:15, 18 May 2007 (UTC)