Wiktionary:Votes/pl-2007-06/Placenames 2-A

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Wiktionary:Votes/pl-2007-06/Placenames 2-A[edit]

  • Voting on: Automatic inclusion of names of planets (in our Solar System), continents, sub-continental regions, oceans, and countries.


information This vote will no longer be opened.

In order to clarify the uncertainties raised in our ongoing discussion on the inclusion of place names, I am initiating a series of votes on smaller and more clearly defined elements of that policy.

This is the first of these, and hopefully will be completely noncontroversial. Strictly speaking, continents, seas, and countries do not necessarily meet the CFI. For example, a Botswana delicatessen or a Belize pizza brings nothing to mind. However, I have yet to see a dictionary that does not include at least these. Therefore, this proposal will be simple:

The following will be conclusively presumed to meet the CFI:

  1. Names of planets in our Solar System
  2. Names of continents
  3. Names of oceans
  4. Names of widely recognized subcontinental regions containing multiple countries (such as Central America, the Middle East, the Iberian Peninsula, and the Korean Peninsula)
  5. Names of countries (as listed at w:List of countries)

Reference to the name of a subject country in a document produced by the government of another country shall be sufficient evidence of the name of the subject country in the language in which the document is written.

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This vote can be considered withdrawn: The author of the vote is unlikely to start the vote[1]. The vote has been superseded by the passing vote Wiktionary:Votes/pl-2010-05/Placenames with linguistic information 2 . --Dan Polansky 05:59, 19 October 2010 (UTC)