User talk:Rob984

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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)

Schengen Area[edit]



Could you please edit this map so that colour-blind readers are not confused and wonder whether Turkey and Russia are part of the Schengen Area?

As it is, I don't believe this map complies with en:WP:Accessibility#Colour because colours and contrast are so close.

Thank you for this much needed improvement. --Azurfrog (talk) 08:23, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Same message on User talk:Mattflaschen as he last edited this map. --Azurfrog (talk) 08:27, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
Hi Azurfrog,
Let me know if this version is better: File:Map of the Schengen Area.svg
Rob984 (talk) 11:51, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
Way better! Thanks a lot! --Azurfrog (talk) 13:39, 2 September 2015 (UTC)--Azurfrog (talk) 13:39, 2 September 2015 (UTC)


Hi: You have requested a move of the file File:KRWg+mr.svg. Unfortunately its not possible. please follow the instructions on the image page. Thanks -- DerFussi 06:36, 24 September 2015 (UTC)