User talk:Geoff

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Silk Road Map

Where do you find the picture of the political map of IB? Misterxeight 21:46, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

I borrowed one of the ones already used and scrubbed the colour I didn't want.

Thanks  Byzantine flag2.png Mr.X8 Talk Contribs13:58, 13 October 2008 (UTC)


I'm not sure if this is what you were looking for, but this letter appears in Latvian: ņ. As far as I know, it is an n-cedilla (but since I'm writing from a Mac, I might be wrong).

BTW, if you add an article to a category, you should use [[Category:...]] instead of {{Category:...}}; the latter is used for inserting templates. Cheers, —IJzeren Jan Uszkiełtu? 22:58, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, Jan! That's exactly what I was after. You say it's a Latvian letter?

Yes. See for example Wikipedia:Latvian language#Standard orthography and Wikipedia:Cedilla#Use of the cedilla in Latvian. —IJzeren Jan Uszkiełtu? 13:18, 3 August 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for helping me tag all the pages that should be in the EOC category. Misterxeight 20:14, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome. I figured that's what you were doing, so I decided to pitch in. Geoff 00:03, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

MR roundels

Geoff, thanks for working up those roundels. I've decided I like version 3 the best so would you remove the other two from "Aviation in the MR." BTW, in version 3 there are only 16 red and compartments on the circumference. There should be 20. I hope you can fix that. Thanks again. Charlie Caeruleancentaur 19:18, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Can do. But not right this minute. - Geoff 20:07, 3 July 2009 (UTC)
Done. I've recategorised the two rejected proposals to place them in the "Rejected Flag Proposals" category, and added the corrected roundel to the actual page, but I left the three proposals on the talk page as I see no real need to move them - Geoff 03:31, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

The Catholicos and Chi-Town

Hey Geoff, Ben and I have been delving into Chicago and I came across within our beloved city that a Catholicos actually resides there. Do you have anything on Assyrian Christianity in the New World? I'm also wondering if there are any Assyrian Christian politicians in Greece (no doubt from Constantinople) and what they thought of the Second National Convention. Misterxeight 01:04, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

The Catholicos of the Church of the East *here* _does_ reside in Chicago, now that you mention it. His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV was the image model I used for Mar Abdiyeshu XVII *there*.
The New World *there* is a single Metropolitanate of the Assyrian branch of the Communion of the Church of the East, with its central see in Nome, IIRC. So far, all I have is a scattering of communities in Alyaska and Tejas. They are probably more than that, but I haven't really done much with an Assyrian Christian or ethnic Assyrian diaspora in the New World. Feel free to plant a community in Chicago, if you like. Maybe we could make Mar Dinkha the Bishop of Chicago?
Greece is your sphere. If you want an Assyrian politician, go for it. Ephrem/Eprem/Aprem, Sergius/Sargis, Abdiyeshu/Odisho, Abraham/Oraham, Yeshuyab/Ishoyab, Bartholomew/Tulmai, Simon/Shimun and Yaballaha are all common enough names, along with most of the Biblical figures. They'd probably have regular Greek surnames, though you might get a few with the Syriac version (2nd/3rd in slash-separated couples) of a first name as their surname, e.g. Sergius Aprem or David Odisho. You're right that they'd probably be from around Constantinople (are you still calling that part of Greece "Thrace"?).
As far as the Second National Convention goes, you have to understand that the Church of the East have been a minority, at least in absolute numbers, for just about all of their history in every single place they've been. They typically don't take well to anything that looks like religious heavy-handedness. On another tack, the current Catholicos is pretty ecumenical, but the Churches of the East aren't nearly as "close to reunification" as the Catholic and Orthodox Churches reputedly are. They get tarred with the "Nestorian" label a lot, even though it's not really justified even of Nestorius. They're pretty culturally flexible, at least the way I've been painting them in IB, but they have a very separate history and a lot of it involves being persecuted. They probably will be pleased that progress is being made. A lot of the places where they are are a whole lot less tolerant, on the whole.
Geoff 04:06, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

Roundel of Sikkim

Might I suggest that instead of having a tricolored roundel you used the wheel from the flag instead ?--Marc Pasquin 01:33, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

Roundel of Nepal

Also to avoid the overused circular emblem, yo cold use the roundel of nepal *here* of something inspired by it: --Marc Pasquin 02:15, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

I just went by what Charlie said he wanted. Same with the roundel for Sikkim, (and the flags, for that matter). Geoff 21:11, 29 September 2010 (UTC)
Fair enough, I'll ask him. --Marc Pasquin 01:11, 30 September 2010 (UTC)
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