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Old 08-09-2011, 07:21 PM
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Hi all,

I would like to post some photos of Comoros island (independent country) but TE country list don't contain this country.

I would like to contact someone of the staff of TE to ask them to upgrade the country list.

Someone can help me?

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Old 08-09-2011, 07:37 PM
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At the same time, TE staff should be reminded that South Sudan is now an independent country too. Basically, the ideal would be to separate those pictures from those of northern Sudan. That would involve a lot of work, partly because lots of pictures probably give the wrong locations. So this is just a reminder. Maybe on a rainy day...
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:05 PM
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I believe the original list of countries was of those officially recognised by the UN as independent entities at that time. I guess it would be a comparatively simple exercise to add new countries to the database, but an almost impossible task, given the available resources, to re-assign images to the correct country.
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:47 AM
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Hi Keith,
Country of Sudan already has regions North and South. It should be relatively easy to move region South under new country of South Sudan.
And word search 'Comoros' reveals only one picture that is clearly shot in country of Comoros. That single picture would not be too hard to move under 'new' country of Comoros. The fact that location database contains errors is not an excuse to create those new countries.
Besides Comoroos gained independence in 1975 and has been member of UN ever since.
Vatican is not a member of UN, but I don't think that's a good excuse either.
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:12 AM
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Thank you all of you!
This is a request for the tech Team I guess, so we'll let them know and hope it can be done as soon as possible...
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:24 PM
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Hi Keith,
The fact that location database contains errors is not an excuse to create those new countries.
Besides Comoroos gained independence in 1975 and has been member of UN ever since.
Vatican is not a member of UN, but I don't think that's a good excuse either.
Kari
I wasn't making excuses, I was simply explaining my understanding of how the original list came into being. I don't need to makes excuses, or apologise, for factors over which I have no control.
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:41 PM
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Just to complicate things further :
Palestine is not a member of the UN or a generally recognized sovereign state, but nevertheless it is a state according to TE. Not that I mind, because the occupied territories are certainly not Israel. It's just that strict rules are sometimes difficult to apply.
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:04 PM
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Sorry Keith,
I somehow got an impression that you wouldn't care if Comoros and South Sudan exist in TE.

Anyway, here's corrections to my too simplified suggestion how to divide states between Sudan and South Sudan:
Those states that are currently under South should be moved under South Sudan, except An Nil al Azraq, Janub Darfur and Janub Kurdufan, these belong to Sudan. Gharb Kurdufan (West Kurdufan) should be removed altogether, as in August 2005, West Kurdufan State was abolished and its territory divided between North and South Kurdufan States. Luckily, this state has no photos. Not an almost impossible task, is it?
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I wasn't making excuses, I was simply explaining my understanding of how the original list came into being. I don't need to makes excuses, or apologise, for factors over which I have no control.
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:09 PM
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Hello,

The request to add Comoros was made a while back; we have not gotten to adding it yet. I also now have requested South Sudan as a country.

Thanks,

Paul
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