Template talk:States of the Federal Republic of Germany
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Consistency and the lack of a standard
There might not have been a formally agreed standard, but visual consistency is still good, even moreso on an encyclopedic project like Wikipedia. All of the Subdivision footers (with the esception of the british districts ones, which follow a different, but established scheme) now follow a format thatwas already more or less existent, although not consistenty applied. So far this template is the only one where there has been revert. For the most part, what I did was overhaul the code and standardize the location of the flag images.
In addition, I believe the current template to take too much vertical space, and that the use of both the coats of arms and flag is unnecessary. The flag alone is good enough a visual represtation, especially as a good amount of iusers are unlikely to be familiar with the German coats of arms. Circeus 15:38, 16 July 2006 (UTC)
- You are wiping out a lot of people's work with your activity here, so you might be better off going to the project and see if you get an agreement on the standard before you impose it yourself. As I can tell the current status is that it clearly states no standard exists. On improving the code, I'm all for that, but we should discuss coding issues rather than replacing one poor set of code with another. I also objected to your Poland redesign, but I didn't revert you on it. ~ trialsanderrors 17:50, 16 July 2006 (UTC)
WP:MOSFLAG takes priority here until there is a consensus otherwise to include the flags. If we want flags shown we need consensus first. Please be mindful though of the burden upon servers that graphics place on Wikipedia, their political connotations, and how Wikipedia is not Myspace. I am prepared to protect the template if edit warring continues without discussion. -- 22:49, 26 November 2008 (UTC)
The flag usually seen is the one with rhombuses, not the one with stripes. Both are equally official:
"The Bavarian State Flags
The Free State of Bavaria has two official flags, one with stripes and one with rhombuses, of equal status [my emphasis]. The striped flag consists of two equal horizontal stripes in the Bavarian colours, white on top, blue below. The rhomboid flag consists of at least 21 white and blue rhombuses including the incomplete ones at the edges of the flag. Long thin flags can include more rhombuses. In any case, however, the heraldic top right-hand corner (that is the top left-hand corner from the point of view of the observer) must be occupied by an incomplete white rhombus." [Source: "Coat of Arms and Flags". Official Web site of Bavaria. Bayerische Staatskanzlei. Retrieved 2011-12-06.