User talk:Markussep

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Germany part of the Spanish Empire?[edit]

Since you are on thewikiproject Germany, i wanted to ask you something. One user has created several maps which basically hint that Germany was part of the Spanish Empire because Charles V was both King of Spain and Emperor of Germany. I find it absurd and I have also found many other mistakes. See File talk:Imperio Español Completo.svg on wikicommons. Barjimoa (talk) 15:15, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

I see you and Nagihuin have more or less reached an agreement, and the Holy Roman Empire is out of the map. There's (at least) one error left: the Northern Netherlands gained independence from Spain in 1648 (Treaty of Münster), not 1713 (Treaty of Utrecht). Markussep Talk 21:18, 12 January 2020 (UTC)


Good to see you're going through the German rivers. Badly need work. If you want me to db author any compile a list and I'll do them all in one go rather than template me individually. OK?♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:31, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

OK, I'll let you know when I find some more! Markussep Talk 12:33, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

Naming of French railway station articles[edit]

There is a proposal at Wikipedia_talk:Manual_of_Style/France_and_French-related_articles#Naming_of_French_railway_station_articles where your input would be helpful. Colonies Chris (talk) 20:09, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

Name of Hauts-de-France region[edit]

Hi, I'm the guy who made a recent edit to Hauts-de-France regarding the Dutch/Flemish exonym for that region. Part of my motive for putting that name next to the official name was to acknowledge the historical presence of the Dutch language and culture in present-day northern France, partially in light of French linguistic and cultural oppression of dutch-speaking peoples, particularly during the middle ages. That said, I could also be missing something here. I also saw that the French regions bordering Germany and Italy, among other places, had exonyms for those regions in their respective languages; therefore, I thought, why not the Dutch name for that bordering region? I hope this all makes sense.

In any case, I just thought it was worth explaining my previous edits and the motives behind them.

Thank you for listening, and please let me know what input you might have in regards to this page and other related topics. Wiscipidier (talk) 03:13, 3 April 2020 (UTC)Wiscipidier

Hi, my problem with "Opper-Frankrijk" is that it might be an accurate literal translation of the French name, but it's not used in the real world. I'm Dutch myself, and I have never heard or seen this before, unlike other Dutch exonyms like Elzas, Lotharingen, Normandië, Parijs, Rijsel, Duinkerke. See for instance these lists from the Taalunie, the official board for the Dutch language: and . The region was created just a few years ago, that may explain why it's not there. I couldn't find "Opper-Frankrijk" on the websites of the neighbouring Flemish province or the Flemish city either (that do mention "Hauts-de-France"). The Flemish government uses "Hauts-de-France", see If you look for "Opper-Frankrijk" in Google you only find Wikipedia and obvious clones. We should reflect actual usage, not invent it. There are better ways to show the Flemish heritage of the region. Markussep Talk 08:11, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

Carpathian mountains map[edit]

Hello, I have fixed your map but didn't want to upload it without your permission. You included a city, city of Vršac in Serbia, Voivodina as a part of the Transylvanian plateau which is a really old scientific classification. Officialy, it's the part of Serbo-Macedonian massif. I have it here: , and city of Vršac is on these coordinates 45.1201 21.3043. God bless you my man! Christ is risen! Kolikojerokoko (talk) 14:51, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

Hi, I see you made a new version of File:Mapcarpat2.png. Actually, the Vršac Mountains weren't part of the Carpathians or the Transylvanian Plateau in my last version, they were added to the Romanian Western Carpathians by Olahus. I'm not an expert in geology, but apparently in some claasifications (see File:Divisions of the Carpathians.png) they're considered part of the Banat Mountains (D3 in the map). So maybe you should look for some literature to support your version. Markussep Talk 18:38, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

Drainage basin[edit]

Hey there, thanks for calling me out on that. I was under the impression that there was a discussion at WikiProject Rivers that was still running its course (pun unintended) that could impact the fate of the categories, so I closed it conservatively, although I should have taken into account the suggestion for CFDS for that specific instance. I have gone ahead and placed Category:Dnieper River system to Category:Dnieper basin at WP:CFDS, since that did seem to be generally agreed upon. bibliomaniac15 17:18, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

As a general piece of advice, in the future if there's a line that is discovered to be more applicable to a speedy instead, as a nom it may be better to strike it out and list it on CFDS instead. bibliomaniac15 19:58, 9 May 2020 (UTC)
OK, I didn't know I could do that! Markussep Talk 08:21, 10 May 2020 (UTC)