User:Mac9/User:Gryffindor

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Thank you for your message. As far as I know, we are apparently going by the naming scheme on the English Wikipedia for provinces and countries, basically which means "use the English name". Since both the names are corresponding exactly with each other on the Commons and on the English Wikipedia, I see no use to have a renaming. sincerely Gryffindor 11:32, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

I think for autonomous provinces and regions there are exceptions, and therefore do not fall under the naming scheme, see also Category:Aosta Valley. also the provinces themselves seem to have different patterns, such as Category:Messina (Prov). AFAIK countries and provinces and regions go with the shortest English name possible, such as South Korea and not the official "Republic of Korea". Gryffindor 14:21, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
Honestly I am not interested in importing any sort of the debate about the topic as has been going on in the English Wikipedia, if you see the discussion there. The name implies more than just the autonomous province, it is historical as well and I think it best to leave it at that simple name. Provinces on the Commons normally only carry the simple name, not the official one, see also Category:Virginia which is not called "State of Virginia" or "Virginia (state)". You can obviously start a discussion if you want but I believe it is best to leave it under the most common name it is under. Gryffindor 15:38, 7 February 2007 (UTC)