Talk:Ciudad Las Vacas

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Jump to: navigation, search Is this kinda/sorta what you had in mind? Zahir 16:38, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

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Wonderful! But it needs a third bar wavy argent. I know - my blazonry was incredibly clumsy. I could plead tiredness, but I'll just let it go. Thanks, Zahir. Geoff 04:04, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
Here ya go, then. Zahir 07:22, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

I like what you've discovered of the place! Lots of history, potential for IB stories, details, etc. Elemtilas 02:49, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, Padraig! It's somewhat different to *here*'s "Cowtown", but I'm kind of using CLV as a distorting mirror. I'll be interested to see what else unearths itself. Geoff 04:04, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

I like it, too. But there's one thing: wouldn't it be wise to add the name of the town *here* somewhere?

Aha, and one other thing (that actually hasn't anything to do with the article itself, but with the template): do we really neeed info like "official website", "city nickname", "longitude/altitude" and the like? It looks like this whole template has been imported wholesale from Wikipedia. Okay, I know, I'm a bit allergic to things that make IB look like a Wikipedia spinoff, but I really think we can live without some info. Especially since not a single city in IB has a website, not everybody who writes about a city is interested in L/L info, and only a tiny minority of cities have a nickname at all. —IJzeren Jan Uszkiełtu? 10:28, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

I can add the name of the town *here*. I already added it to the Cities of Ill Bethisad page.
I have no problem with changing the template. It'll mean I have to rework the three or four cities I've created (and I don't know how many others that use this template) but it would make sense to delete several pieces of extraneous information, and that alone makes it worth doing, IMO.
I was actually contemplating the creation of a specific Turkestani city template so I can include all three pieces of official insignia: flag, seal/emblem and tamğa. But that's a parallel project and doesn't help the basic problem.
We also seem to have two city templates: {{Cities}} (with a short infobox and several headings already on the page) and {{Infobox City}} (which has no headings at all but has the longer infobox with more visual information space in it, which I like, so that's the one I generally use). Geoff 11:24, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
After some checking I discover that there are only nine pages that use the {{Infobox City}} template, and five of those are mine. Aquilea, New Orleans, Paris-sur-Mizouri, City of Montrei and Ville-Marie are the ones originating with someone else. Let's change the template, if we can do so without deleting anything vital! I move to delete the lines pertaining to separate area measurements for land & water, website, notes, latitude/longitude and population density. Geoff 11:45, 26 February 2009 (UTC)


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It's not finished yet; I still have a half-handful of towns to name, and I need to decide where the roads and railroads run, but I thought I'd upload it for comment, critique & potential renaming of settlements.

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