User talk:Rob984

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Northern Ireland[edit]

Hi, I think you created a really cool map showing NI in UK and in Europe. I was wondering if you would prepare the same sort of graphic showing Southern Ireland in the UK and in Europe. At the moment, the map there is a bit crude. Thanks. Frenchmalawi (talk) 02:50, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

@Frenchmalawi I plan on making vector maps like that for w:Southern Ireland, w:United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, w:Irish Free State, and w:History of Ireland (1801–1923), among others. I need to create the historical maps of Europe first however. I'll do them as soon as I can. Regards, Rob984 (talk) 14:13, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

'Is a tad out of date'[edit]

Thanks for you comment 'I think 1707 is a tad out of date' on [Talk:Great Britain]

Here is the history of the United Kingdom

by only using the United Kingdom you mix up the above eras the history!

--Mr Taz (talk) 16:48, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

@Mr Taz The United Kingdom has existed since 1801. The kingdom of Great Britain existed from 1707 to 1800. They both have there respective pages: United Kingdom and kingdom of Great Britain. As does the kingdom of England. What's the problem? Rob984 (talk) 21:58, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

File:Southern Ireland in the UK and Europe.svg[edit]

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The reason given by the user who added this tag is: the file appears to be an uncredited (unattributed) derivative work of both Northern Ireland in the UK and Europe.svg (or one of its sister maps; for the zoomed map of the British Isles) and Blank map of Europe 1929-1938.svg (for the rest of the map), both of which are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported licence and are themselves derivatives of Blank map of Europe.svg. I believe the currently supplied license (Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International) is compatible with this but the required attribution has not been supplied.

Alphathon /'æɫfə.θɒn/ (talk) 15:32, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

There are also similar issues with other files you have uploaded i.e. Europe-United Kingdom (1921).svg, Europe-Great Britain.svg and Ireland in the UK and Europe.svg. Alphathon /'æɫfə.θɒn/ (talk) 15:40, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Alphathon. Apologies for not attributing your work. I'll check any other files too. Rob984 (talk) 10:09, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Orthographic projections[edit]

Hello, I notice you have produced a number of orthographic projection locator maps. I'm curious why you choose to use the lighter grey, dark borders colour scheme, rather than the conventions used at the English Wikipedia: Wikipedia:WikiProject Maps/Conventions/Orthographic maps? Also if you remove borders of dispute territories then I may revert if there are no other improvements. Showing disputed territories with a dashed border seems like the most neutral way in my opinion. De facto borders represent the reality of the world as it is. Kosovo, regardless of the politics, functions as an independent country. Even in the case of military occupations such as Northern Cyprus and Moroccan Western Sahara, we should still present the reality I think.
Thanks for your contributions. Rob984 (talk) 11:03, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

Hello, I produce those maps thanks to Gringer's perlshaper script. I thought than Gringer had modified his script according to the conventions. It would be good that you talk to him about this matter if the colors are not right, as he's the maintainer of this script.
Now, borders. I've been redoing a lot of orthographic maps to show up South Sudan borders because I was asked to. Recently, AcidSnow asked me to remove Somaliland borders (more talkings here). Before I accepted the job, I've asked other wikipedians to know which borders to show/not to show. Sémhur recommended me to trust the UN to say whether 'this is a country' or 'this ain't'.
Let's skip to 'what do we do now': I wouldn't really mind if you revert every orthographic maps I've been updating so far (my little heart would instantly break, but that's no big deal). The only problem would be the disappearance of South Sudan, which definitely 'is' a country. One thing is for sure: I won't work on those maps anymore, I'm sick of them. --Flappiefh (talk) 11:33, 14 June 2015 (UTC)
I'm not going to do that. Most of the files you have produced are much better quality and include the South Sudan border which is more important. There needs to be wider consensus on that issue I think. Thanks, Rob984 (talk) 22:29, 14 June 2015 (UTC)
I agree about the need of a wider consensus. And I'm thinking, we might use this occasion to spread the word through all the Wiki graphics labs in the world once a decision is taken. --Flappiefh (talk) 17:53, 15 June 2015 (UTC)