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Lieu vs Canton vs Place[edit]

ZH8000 (talk · contribs) has recently been on a campaign to translate "orte", specifically "Acht Orte", as "lieu" or "eight lieus". Even though lieu has an archaic meaning of "place" or "stead" I think this translation is clunky and unclear. It is almost never used in English to mean anything other than the phrase "in lieu of" and I've never seen it used describe a physical place. There is no reason to include an archaic word that the majority of readers will have to look up and even then have to guess at the idiosyncratic meaning this user assigned to it. Especially when there are perfectly good terms such as Canton or even Place which are much easier to understand. A google search for the terms "acht orte" "eight lieus" returns only 3 results, all from wikipedia. However, a search for "acht orte" "eight cantons" returns about 2,800 results and "acht orte" "eight places" gives over 200 results. "eight lieus" gives about 100 results, while "eight cantons" gives 15,000 results. Clearly, eight lieus is not common English and there's nothing to gain by using an odd, archaic translation.Tobyc75 (talk) 19:20, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

Davos question listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Davos question. Please participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so.

Swiss museums on the List of music museums[edit]

Hi there, I have introduced the List of music museums, and a number of Swiss museums are not yet written in English. Are there users at this project that like to write some of these articles? Best regards, Ymnes (talk) 17:49, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

RfC on election/referendum naming format[edit]

An RfC on moving the year from the end to the start of article titles (e.g. South African general election, 2019 to 2019 South African general election) has been reopened for further comment, including on whether a bot could be used move the articles if it closed in favour of the change: Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (government and legislation)#Proposed change to election/referendum naming format. Cheers, Number 57 15:41, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

Adolphe Merkle Institute[edit]

Hi, can anyone share their opinion in this discussion about this draft. We need to trim something IMHO.--Alexmar983 (talk) 17:02, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Navbox Swiss Reserach Institutes[edit]

Hi in my sanbox i am refining a navigation template about Swiss Reserach Institutes complementary to Template:Universities in Switzerland. Take a look if you want to add something.--Alexmar983 (talk) 14:15, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

The draft is quite stable, see Template:Research institutes in Switzerland, I will also create the overall category Category:Switzerland universities and colleges navigational boxes (similarly to Mexico for example).--Alexmar983 (talk) 14:11, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
I created the category few minutes ago.--Alexmar983 (talk) 21:27, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
I am inserting the navbox in various pages and no problem so far.--Alexmar983 (talk) 15:38, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
I think it would be good if you could link to a primary article on Research Institutes in Switzerland, explaining how they are different/or associated with different universities. Even a list page would be ok. Aloneinthewild (talk) 17:52, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
List of universities in Switzerland is the only list which is partially overlapping but it's about organization providing education, so technically not reserach centres. I don't think such lists are common, people just focus on universities. Template:Research institutes in Mexico also has no link to a specific article. So Template:Universities in Switzerland has a link to ns0, but this template only has a link to a category. --Alexmar983 (talk) 21:08, 16 December 2018 (UTC)