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Hello, Kudzu1!

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CategorizationBot (talk) 10:49, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

Ireland on the NTC mapEdit

Yeah, sorry about that. I had based the current edit off an older map (months old) which had Ireland in the lighter color (as well as Tunisia and Egypt in grey, because it was before we had sources for them with contacts) and I forgot to change it to grey. I might have missed updating other places too, but it looks like you guys fixed it. --Yalens (talk) 20:27, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Also, have you ran into the problem of uploading the image and the server taking forever to register that you changed the map? Because I did, and that's probably part of the reason for the mistake above (it kept displaying the old map, so I didn't notice Ireland, Tunisia and Egypt were the wrong colors). There was one time I had to upload 5 times before I gave up, and it seems to me like the page is still displaying the older versions for awhile (this time of Bright's file). --Yalens (talk) 20:30, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Cuba in redEdit

Please, colored Cuba in red in this map because: [1]. Thanks, UlrikeM (talk) 21:34, 4 September 2011 (UTC)


File:CountriesRecognizingNationalTransitionalCouncil.pngEdit

 
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JuTa 18:57, 16 October 2011 (UTC)


File source is not properly indicated: File:Libyancivilwar2.pngEdit

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Rafy (talk) 20:47, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

File:Libyancivilwar2.pngEdit

 
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Rafy (talk) 12:24, 21 October 2011 (UTC)

Hat tip from AlaskaEdit

On behalf of Alaskans including myself, I want to extend my appreciation your work in keeping the map "Samesex marriage in USA.svg" accurate. yksin (talk) 16:53, 13 October 2014 (UTC)


File:Houthi Declaration 6-Feb-2015.pngEdit

 
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Thibaut120094 (talk) 19:10, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

File:Libyancivilwar2.pngEdit

 
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