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Edit Request[edit]

 – Happy Editing--IAmChaos 14:17, 2 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please edit the topic templates to read "Names of European states and territories" and "Names of Asian states and territories" respectively. Thank you! 2001:B07:6469:3006:2833:F11F:CA16:5B66 (talk) 12:35, 2 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@IAmChaos:  Not done: this is the talk page for discussing improvements to the template {{Asia topic}}. Please make your request at the talk page for the article concerned. The edit required at Name of Armenia#External links is to alter
{{Asia topic|Name of}}
{{Europe topic|Name of}}
to
{{Asia topic|Name of|title=[[Name of Asia|Names of Asian states and territories]]}}
{{Europe topic|Name of|title=[[Name of Europe|Names of European states and territories]]}}
See Template:Asia topic#Changing the title. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 16:36, 2 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Since when[edit]

Since when is Egypt part of Asia? Is it not part of Africa? Peter Horn User talk 01:01, 11 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's a good thing we have the world's biggest encyclopedia to tell us where Egypt is. – Jonesey95 (talk) 03:49, 11 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If Peter Horn is actually asking about which times in history Egypt was part of both Africa and Asia, this is not the right talk page for that thorny issue. Control/occupation of the Sinai Peninsula, which is in Asia, has changed many times over the past couple of centuries. – Jonesey95 (talk) 03:58, 11 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The original border between Africa and Asia was the Nile, so the answer to "since when" is "since the concepts were invented". CMD (talk) 04:18, 11 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Chipmunkdavis: How far up the Nile River? Until the same latitude as the tip of the Red Sea? Peter Horn User talk 16:45, 11 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This was the ancient Greek period, so I don't think they had that mapped. CMD (talk) 17:39, 11 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
There is plenty on this matter in the archives of this page. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 20:50, 11 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template-protected edit request on 27 April 2022[edit]

Remove Artsakh redlink from the template as the article was deleted a year ago. — Golden call me maybe? 21:59, 27 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done: this is the talk page for discussing improvements to the template {{Asia topic}}. Please make your request at the talk page for the article concerned. – Jonesey95 (talk) 00:20, 28 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template-protected edit request on 4 May 2022[edit]

Remove "British Indian Ocean Territory" as the page doesn't exist —ÐW-🇺🇦(T·C) 17:27, 4 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done: British Indian Ocean Territory certainly exists as a page. On the general point though, something being a WP:REDLINK is not a reason by itself for removal. CMD (talk) 18:17, 4 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template-protected edit request on 15 May 2022[edit]

Fix the obvious errors here by removing Cyprus (which, however you want to define it, is not in Asia; but in the middle of the Mediterranean...) and Egypt (which is very much in Africa) RandomCanadian (talk / contribs) 16:34, 15 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done: This series of templates deliberately takes wide definitions, echoing the continent lists where such a formula was adopted to reduce disputes. CMD (talk) 16:37, 15 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Chipmunkdavis: I know of no such "wide definition" which puts an island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea as being "in Asia"... Nor do I know of a definition of Asia which stretches beyond the Suez. RandomCanadian (talk / contribs) 16:47, 15 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Cyprus is in the East of the Mediterranean, so far that it is East of the aforementioned Suez. I'm also unsure what the overall conclusion of that statement is meant to be. As for Suez, there's nothing here which states Asia stretches past it. CMD (talk) 16:50, 15 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Cyprus is more due north of the Suez (which is usually considered the boundary between Africa and Asia, and then Europe/Asia is along the coast of the Mediterranean, not through the middle of it) than east of it. RandomCanadian (talk / contribs) 16:58, 15 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The idea of continents having their borders along coastlines, and of the Mediterranean being entirely "in Europe" (so to speak), do not match sources I've seen. CMD (talk) 17:03, 15 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm not sure why people bring these unsourced arguments to this template talk page instead of to the talk pages for the countries. Please see Cyprus#Geography and the sources linked from there. As for Egypt, see the discussion above, along with Egypt. – Jonesey95 (talk) 19:06, 15 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Add new tab[edit]

Would it be a good idea to add in a new 'tab' called "Regional". And include the existing articles -> Islam in Southeast Asia and Islam in South Asia. After rechecking, I'm not sure why the 'Islam in Asia' template suddenly redirected to this 'Asia' template? My question was for the former but I re-tried and can't reach it. Danial Bass (talk) 00:08, 19 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

That is because this is a general wrapper template, so the "Islam in Asia" template is just all the entries here with "Islam in" automatically applied as a prefix. To add regional links would need the creation of a new dedicated template. CMD (talk) 02:03, 19 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for the info CMB Danial Bass (talk) 10:21, 19 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template-protected edit request on 19 July 2022[edit]

Please correct the title to "Lists of hospitals in Asia", because "List of hospitals in Asia" is syntactically incorrect due to number (there are a couple of dozen lists linked through this template). Thanks. Julietdeltalima (talk) 16:38, 19 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done for now: The documentation shows a couple of ways to work around this edge case. One is to create a template like {{List of football stadiums in Asia}} and use that in articles instead of {{Asia topic}}. Another is to edit each affected article like this. It's probably better to make the template and then put the new template in the articles; if you're going to edit the articles anyway, make it so that any changes to the new template only need to be made in one place. – Jonesey95 (talk) 18:30, 19 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]