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- Thank you! Right now I am looking for information concerning the management of the basic features of this Wiki. -- Domino theory 20:22, January 7, 2011 (UTC)
Hi Domino theory
Please leave a message on my talk page if I can help with anything! (you say!) what about adding 'Wikialink' as shown in the 'talk' above and on my [talk:Mr Taz] page Mr Taz (talk) 15:38, December 18, 2014 (UTC)
United Kingdoms to United Kingdom Edit
Kingdom of Great Britain was move to United Kingdom of Great Britain to show the origin of the term United Kingdom, That is use today from the United Kingdoms of England and Scotland under the personal union of James VI and I and in the first section of the Act of Union, 1707
" THAT the two (united) Kingdoms of Scotland and England shall upon the first day of May next ensuing the date hereof, and for ever after, be united into One (united) Kingdom by the Name of GREAT BRITAIN; And that the Ensigns Armorial of the said United Kingdom be such as Her Majesty shall appoint,, and the Crosses of St Andrew and St George be conjoined, in such manner as Her Majesty shall think fit, and used in all Flags, Banners, Standards and Ensigns, both at Sea and Land.
- The integrated template system employed to run the basic functionality of The Countries Wiki does not lend itself to use the built in function for moving pages, which exists as a possibility on other wikis. Even when employed correctly under the proprietary template system there are undocumented flaws in the MediaWiki engine where the placement of articles in the namespace ultimately are the result of a naming strategy and careful planning. -- Domino theory (talk) 18:40, January 19, 2016 (UTC)
Wikialinks where added the pages to show that The Countries Wiki is at the centre of the information about countries across the countries wikis just like ABC tv shows http://abc.wikia.com/wiki/ABC_Database http://abc.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Shows_with_wikis and NBC tv shows http://nbc.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page http://nbc.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Shows_with_wikis
- The Countries Wiki is not a resource base for links. The reason why links can be found here is in order to provide outside independent sources that can verify the information found on the wiki. Sources in this sense can be published books, standard works of reference such as encyclopaedias, collections of reference data such as factbooks or other statistics, journalism from established sources, original documents such as treatises, constitutions, etc. It does strive to include links from random independent websites by virtue of where they happen to be hosted, as the case may be. -- Domino theory (talk) 18:40, January 19, 2016 (UTC)
I feel like this is a cool wiki i can start to work on alot, by any chance could i be an admin? Also is it ok to put US state counties, as well as Mexican states on this wiki?--Tayd0gta (talk) 04:19, January 7, 2016 (UTC)
- Only some countries, like the United States, carries articles for their "first level" administrative subdivisions so far. There are articles for all of the 50 states in the US, but only a hand full of the states in Mexico are more than stubs. To expand a stub article, like the State of Aguascalientes, into a basic article with an infobox one would have to create the infobox template (Template:State of Aguascalientes). Use an already existing infobox template such as Template:State of Guerrero, which is connected to the article Guerrero, copy it into the empty template and replace all the data with the correct information. The Wikipedia article for Aguascalientes is a good starting point to find basic information, and it will also contain images of the flag and coat of arms designs in vector format carrying a free license. -- Domino theory (talk) 18:40, January 19, 2016 (UTC)
SO you know how on the infoboxes, especially on extinct countries, there are links with flags?(For expample, Kingdom of Englad has a UK flag with an arrow)How do you do that?
- Articles on this Wiki uses The Countries Wiki templates to render pages. A brief introduction can be found right above. -- Domino theory (talk) 09:34, January 28, 2018 (UTC)