How to change the name of an article?
Simple: on top of the screen, there are the options "Article", "Discussion", "Edit", etc. There is also an option "Move". If you click that one, you can change the name of an article. The old name automatically becomes a Redirect. Go ahead and try! Cheers, IJzeren Jan 01:24, 9 Feb 2005 (PST).
- I noticed that you already did this for me. Thanks! Boreanesia 09:34, 11 Feb 2005 (PST)
Help with to do list
Tell me what help you need on the SE Asia page and I'll help. I know that Roger will also want to help. BoArthur
- Basically, I need to find out what the places are called in the local languages and also how they are spelled in the local script, and then it needs to be transliterated into the Xrirampur Romanization system. I already figured out that Cambodia is Kambuzá, Siam is Mÿqan̊ Ðaij, Majapahit is Mazapahit, Srivijaya is Xrivizaja, Lan Xang is Lan Can̊. But I'm a bit lost with regards to India, Burma, and the Shan statelets.
- I also feel that the SEAsia page needs to be rewritten so that it is not cluttered with notes.
Question about the Arch-Queen
According to Wikipedia, *here*, Anne-Marie, the sister of Margerethe II is the wife of Constantine II of Greece (Constantine XIII *there*), and thus mother to the would-be Crown Prince Pavlos. Is it the same *there*? If so, I wonder what the Scandinavian Realm would've thought of the 2000 coup d'état that overthrew Constantine XIII ... - Nik 01:26, 17 Mar 2005 (PST)
- The premise I assume is that the names and dates associated with the SR monarchs are the same as *here*, though the actual persons themselves may or may not actually be the same. I make no assumptions about their relatives. But if we say that Anne Marie exists and is married to Constantine II, then the couple would likely have been granted political asylum in the SR. Boreanesia
I have already Xrirampurized most names on the India page.
BTW Shrivijaya is 'Xrívizaja. Mind those lengthmarks! But I wonder to what extent Indonesian orthography/Romanization *there* conforms to Xrírámpúr? In the end that's up to Roger.
BPJ 02:25, 11 May 2005 (PDT)
Tense of your posts
Just a comment; you tend to write your posts in a present past tense, using the present tense to carry a narrative, whereas in American English encyclopedic entries, we tend toward historic past. till exempel:
In the beginning of the 13th century the Curonian merchandize power weakens remarkably because of the new competition, the Hanseatic League. The German Order puts down the Curonians in the eastern Baltic. Swedish crusades into the Grand Principality of Finland (Proper) intensifies, and in 1240 it almost falls under the crusade of the Swedish king Erik XI (den Læspe, the Stutterer). Turku is taken by the Swedes and renamed Åbo. Under another crusade in 1280 the Grand Prince of Finland (Proper) is forced to take baptism and to swear a vassal oath to the Swedish king Magnus I (Ladelås, Barnlock).
would be in a regular encyclopedia:
In the beginning of the 13th century the Curonian mercantile power weakened remarkably because of new competition, the Hanseatic League. The German Order put down the Curonians in the eastern Baltic. Swedish crusades into the Grand Principality of Finland (Proper) intensified, and in 1240 it almost fell under the crusade of the Swedish king Erik XI (den Laespe, the Stutterer). Turku was taken by the Swedes and renamed Åbo. Under another crusade in 1280 the Grand Prince of Finland (Proper) was forced to baptism and to swear a vassal oath to the Swedish King Magnus I...osv.
Do you see where I'm going with this? Would you just rather post and have me or another native english speaker edit them, or do you want to do it yourself?
Just FYI, not criticism at all. BoArthur 00:05, 27 May 2005 (PDT)
- That's alright. No offense taken. You're absolutely right. For your info, I'm actually a native English speaker. I ought to know better!! Boreanesia 04:59, 27 May 2005 (PDT)
- Sorry to chime in, but what happens when someone uses the present tense anyway in narratives? 126.96.36.199 06:45, 27 May 2005 (PDT)
- they get hunted down and flogged repeatedly with a "how to write encyclopedia entries for the north american audience" book. North-american gramaticians have gone militants, beware. Marc Pasquin 00:40, 28 May 2005 (Aussie Standard Time)
- Don't forget the Grammar Nazi! 
The Filipinas, The Malucos, & The Castilian Commonwealth of Nations
Filipina and Malucos added to the list. Feel free to edit the history of the Commonwealth to add the most convenient time for inclusion of these nations. — Carlos Th (comments) 20:41, 1 Aug 2005 (PDT)
Why was this deleted?
You asked: North German exceptions again. Why was this deleted?
I don't know why, but on Wikipedia (both Dutch and English) I notice that similar problems have been rather common recently. Another thing I noticed there is that you try to edit one paragraph but then get into another. It seems to have something to do with caching.
On the other hand, I don't know why this should affect us. Muke, if you are reading this, would you happen to know more?
Cheers, IJzeren Jan 00:54, 5 Aug 2005 (PDT)
The Possible Secession of Van Diemen's Land
No, I don't seem to have received it. did you use the adress on my talk page ? If yes, it might have gotten lost in the void between accounts.
Just based on what you wrote though, I must admit to having serious doubts. First off, I don't see the Cambrian or colonial government taking too kindly to this. Even if the SR government never openly gave suport to the cause, Cambrian diplomats would probably ask that the prince officialy disassociate himself from it in an official release. To do otherwise would be perceive as meddling with another sovereign country's internal functioning. Thats the kind of thing that start wars and I doubt they would take the risk for such gain. How would you rationalise starting a war to defend something on which you never owned or had any claims ?
Even from the Van diemensers' point of view, if their biggest grievance against New South Cambria is that they feel ignored, I'm sure a few would wonder how it would get better if the mainland changes to one on the other side of the world. Not only that, but the mainland would now be inhabited by foreigner speaking a weird language, practicing a weird religion and having all sorts of weird laws and customs.
As to having a party becoming big enough to possibily win the election, I'm doubtful of its prospects too. If you look at separatists party *here* that were in power or came close to it, you'll notice that more often then not, they fall into one of 2 categories: Sovereignist (full independence) or irredentist (getting re-attached to the "motherland"). What you describe is closer to the second but lacks the basic impetus, namely, a yearning to go back with the rest of a group. Van diemenser have no past history with the scandinavians and before the marriage of Mary, had probably no big interest in the SR either. To convince people to go through such a major change, you normaly need to show that they are being exploited, treated as second class citizens, in danger, etc... A vaguely defined malaise wouldn't overcome voters apathy. Trust me on that, we've elected a number of sovereignist government over the years and yet, we're still canadians. And mind you, there had been more then enough reasons given (ethnic, cultural, economical) to justify it in principle. Van diemensers on the other hand are ethnicaly no different then NSC mainlanders (with a touch of a funny accent), are not realy worst off and can easily move back and forth within the colony. So for most of them, indepence would be a lot of troubles and changes for no apparent gains.
That being said, it doesn't mean that there couldn't be some fringe parties that pop up once in a while to make headlines. Thats exactly the sort of panacea someone came up with in a pub that end up creating ephemereal organisations. They could promote independence under a new dynasty started by her son, upgrade of Van diemens to colony with the son as Governor or independence followed by attachment to the SR. They could all even form a small loose coalition of "Christianists" with a vaguely define but forcefully suported platform. --Marc Pasquin 16:34, 25 October 2005 (PDT)
- Yes, I used the address in your talk page. Do you have another address? We ought to discuss this privately. News articles would be more interesting for the group if we can surprise them.
- Anyways, the SR government has not supported this in any way. The Chancellor is quoted to have said "that it is too early to tell whether this is just a temporary phase due to the Crown Princess's current popularity or a genuine sentiment." The Royals have not commented and would not be expected to because it would be political -- and they are not allowed to be political figures. So I guess in that way the Crown Prince has already dissassociated himself from it. But if the Cambrian diplomats still insist on an official release from the Crown Prince, then that's no problem. I'll write one up in another news article.
- Regarding the issue of "changing mainlands": Joining the SR would not mean changing the mainland from New South Wales to say Denmark or Sweden. Now, I'm not saying they should secede. All this is merely hypothetical. But if they were to join the SR, then they wouldn't be changing mainlands. Rather, they would be dropping one. SR states are independent and are equal constituents of one structure, sharing certain affairs that are common to that structure -- most notably the monarch. As I understand it, Van Diemen's Land currently is subordinate to New South Kemr, which itself is subordinate to Kemr itself. As part of the SR, they would be independent and not be subordinate to any other SR state. Besides, they wouldn't be the only state whose language, culture and religion differs from Scandinavia proper. So the political party in question is more sovereignist rather than irredentist.
- The party is no doubt local and are of course not expected to win an election throughout New South Kemr, but locally things could easily be different. The party could win locally in Van Diemen's Land through protest votes -- i.e., people voted for what was percieved to be an ephemeral party out of protest. If the Kemrese voting system is the same as what's typical in Commonwealth countries *here* (i.e., first-past-the-post), then such a party could can easily win most (or even all) of the local seats, even if they don't have the popular vote. What the party then does if it gets power is another thing altogether. It may or may not fulfill its promises. I have purposely left the party's political platform vague in my news article until we develop this further.
- You mentioned that Vandiemensers are ethnically no different than the mainlanders, and that they can easily move back and forth within the colony. Yet, the same could be said of Norway and Sweden when their personal union broke in 1905, and Norway chose a Danish prince to be their king. Couldn't a similar scenario occur between Van Dieman's Land and New South Kemr, especially considering the fact that they are more separated geographically than Norway and Sweden are? They no doubt have divergent economic interests -- one of the main factors behind the dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden (and the main reason why Norway remains outside the EU).
- Boreanesia 02:10, 26 October 2005 (PDT)
- I don't have another adress so it did indeed get lost in limbo.
- As to its political status should they seceded, the "mainland" I was talking about wasn't meant to be taken literaly, all it mean is that Head of state, government or what have you would still not be more receptive to them (one assume). Incidently, Van diemens is subordinate in the sense that it is part of New South Cambria (a district) not a separate entity.
- In term of being the local "protest vote", that would be the Ecotopic Party (*here*, tasmania as the highest representation of Greens in the world apparently).
- As to the comparison with Norway, I'm not an expert on scandinavian history but one difference I can tell is that norway (unlike Van Diemens) actualy had some sort of distinct history and culture. In other word, it did consider itself a "nation". Now I'm not saying there might not be a few customs on the island that are different from the mainland but not to the point of feeling like a separate group.
- All that to say that a fringe party is pretty much as far as I see this thing going.
- --Marc Pasquin 16:30, 26 October 2005 (PDT)
- Alrighty then. A fringe party it is. In that case, there wouldn't be a need for the Crown Prince to disassociate himself from that party through an official release at all. I'll write up a stub about this party. Boreanesia 01:28, 27 October 2005 (PDT)
Kristian, in case you still have some time left, would you please have a look at Talk:Germany and Talk:Preimern? We have a guest here who asked some question which you are better qualified to answer than I am. --IJzeren Jan 13:40, 15 December 2005 (PST)
Hi Kristian, could you, please, comment my comment on the Rygen discussion page? Jan II. 22:59, 18 December 2005 (PST)
- You probably won't get your answer quickly. AFAIK, Kristian must by now have left for a few weeks to the Philippines. --IJzeren Jan 23:08, 18 December 2005 (PST)
Is or is not Gadangmeland at threat of dessertification, are there or are there not numerous irrigation projects and are or are not there environmentalists claiming this? I've been very confused by your edits to Gadangmeland!? --Quentin 11:57, 17 February 2006 (PST)
Banners of Arms
Regarding the banners of Arms you have made for most SR's nations, in what capacity are they used ? state, civil, land flag, naval ensign etc... ? --Marc Pasquin 10:23, 6 May 2007 (PDT)