MediaWiki talk:Place types


Place type "Historical inhabited Place" [11 November 2011]

Can you change the "Historical inhabited Place" to "Historical inhabited place"? As it is now, it appears in the drop-down with capital "P", but when I try to save the page the software changes it to a small "p" and gives me an error which prevents saving the page. Moverton 17:53, 11 November 2011 (EST)

Oops - my mistake. I've changed it. Thank you for letting me know.--Dallan 21:04, 12 November 2011 (EST)

Changes for future consideration [29 August 2012]

Each of the changes below requires renaming the types on existing place pages.

  • remove "Historic county" because we have "Historical county"
  • change "Town or village" to "Village or town" because villages grow into towns
  • change "City or town" to "Town or city" because towns grow into cities

--Dallan 10:27, 29 August 2012 (EDT)

Former places [14 April 2013]

At the moment we have
Former administrative division
Former borough
Former community
Former county
Former district
Former municipality
Former national district
Former nation/state/empire
Former parish
Former province
Former regierungsbezirk
Former region
Former state
but Village (former)

Any chance of making "ghost" villages uniform with other past places? --goldenoldie 10:22, 13 April 2013 (EDT)

I just made this change. However, we will also need to edit the pages that currently say "Village (former)" by hand. If you search Places for keyword="Village (former)", you get about 101 results. Many of those results are not because the place itself has that type, but because one of its contained places does. Is that a task you would like to do? If you want any help with this, just let me know! --Jennifer (JBS66) 14:17, 14 April 2013 (EDT)

So pleased you didn't think impossible. Changing a maximum of 101 "village (former)"s is a small price to pay. Something to do when my eyes aren't exactly being kept open with toothpicks, but after a few more Scottish Borders parishes (of which there are also about 101). <smile>. --goldenoldie 14:30, 14 April 2013 (EDT)

Add "Shire" as a Type [15 October 2013]

It is the most widely-used term for Australian local government areas.--Wongers 21:13, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

Another addition, or alteration to a type of place:


A wapentake is a Yorkshire equivalent of a "hundred", but a Yorkshireman would prefer to use wapentake. Changing "hundred" to "hundred or wapentake" would be fine. These terms were used in England until the early 1800s. --Goldenoldie 06:45, 15 October 2013 (UTC)