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There seems to be lots of confusion between Rhodope and Rhodes...

Hello!
Thank you for your time and let me know if I do something wrong. Is listing the links from the go hunting page correct way to ammend the zones?

Here is the issue:
Rhodope is a prefecture/area on Northern mainland Greece, while Rhodes is an island of the Dodecannese...

So those zones listed under Rhodope should be transfered under Rhodes.
Those listed on Rhodope
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/148391
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/165779
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/134970
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/166038
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/166039
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/135435
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/164551
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/134529
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/146582
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/116794
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/120891
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/135115
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/165779
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/146697
should all be transfered under Rhodes here:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/101881

Further sorting out is needed, but this will do for a start...

Thank you very very much for your help : )

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Hello!
Thank you for your time and let me know if I do something wrong. Is listing the links from the go hunting page correct way to ammend the zones?

Here is the issue:
Rhodope is a prefecture/area on Northern mainland Greece, while Rhodes is an island of the Dodecannese...

So those zones listed under Rhodope should be transfered under Rhodes.
Those listed on Rhodope
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/148391
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/165779
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/134970
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/166038
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/166039
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/135435
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/164551
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/134529
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/146582
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/116794
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/120891
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/135115
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/165779
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/146697
should all be transfered under Rhodes here:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/101881

Further sorting out is needed, but this will do for a start...

Thank you very very much for your help : )
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Hard one

It looks like you are asking to merge cities into an Island that has been made on city level. We can't move cities into another city. Only merge them. The information of the cities will get lost that way.

I can't solve this at the moment, but have a suggestion.
In the Netherlands there is a similar situation. We have a few islands with multiple cities. The solution we used over there is to rename the zones like: island, city. Some of the cities show up again under there own name, so this solution isn't perfect. Try to find a solution that works for most users and is easy to find for the other users.
Island, city
Island: city
City, island
City (island)
Try to pick one configuration that works for every place in Greece that needs it.

I liked your work on double city names to reduce duplicates. I think it helps a lot.
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I am new here but I get an impression that people at first tried to divide Greece listings according to prefectures (administrative areas), then add islands and/or cities as sub-zones under those prefectures' listings. But not all Greek prefectures are listed and not all people know about them, so as more and more people started releasing books, they added futher zones under the Greece title that in reality should go under the prefecture listings, been there or not. That's why it gets very confusing.

On one hand, listing Greece>Prefecture>Island>City is more proper but people (mainly visitors and tourists) do not always know that X island belongs to Z island group/prefecture, for example that Rhodes belongs to Dodecannese so it should be Greece>Dodecannese>Rhodes>Rhodes Town or whatever...but on the other hand, there are more than 200 inhabited islands in Greece (and thousands non-inhabited!) -and a large and very diverse mainland- so if one has to list the islands sheparately and directly under Greece, for example Greece>Rhodes , Greece>Kos etc the main listing for Greece would be a real mess. (Dodecannese its self means 12 main islands...Dodeca=12, Nesos/Nesi=Island :) Sorry if all this sound Greek to you lol)

On the particular case, the thing is that all those release zones for Rhodes have been posted under Rhodope, a really completely different area, a prefecture of mainland Greece, not even an island. Just because some places have similar-ish names, this doesn't mean they are the very one place. I meet similar confusion all the time in traveler's forums I frequent, people believe Paxos is same to Paros or Naxos or similar, even though those are on completely different corners of the country.... I wish people were more careful on this kind of things...

I am not sure how to go about this issue, it is definately complicated.
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LOL

In the Netherlands we have a place called Utrecht, and a province (state) called Utrecht. Utrecht actually is the main city in Utrecht, but the first time I checked I found it all over the Netherlands. So believe me, if you look any further, you will find even stranger mistakes. :-). Some people don't do researh for a release, or just make a mistake selecting the state and: whoops, a new cityzone has been created.

You say the list of prefectures is not complete, can you provide a full list? States/prefectures can only be added by a few people on this website, and they don't always have time, but having a list of similar requests in different countries will help them to do that efficiently (and I know there is a similar request already). And over here we can then help to fill them with te right release spots after that.
(I think a full list of 200 Islands on state level is a bad idea. The list will be to long and cities can be found in multiple places).

I moved the cities listed above to Dodecannese, and added Rhodes to the names. You can check it here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4061/

If you can think of a better solution for these cities let me know. If you want to suggest some other movements as well, please do in a new thread.
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And I post threads about corrections every now and then, I hope I do not get very demanding...
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The list of prefectures is actually complete, either some were added since I posted, either more likely the way I was looking at it was that it was a mix of cities/islands and prefectures while the people who set the list simplified the names in English. For example Nomos Larissis- Prefecture of Larissa is listed as Larissa, but Larissa is a city and the "capital" of the prefecture and in Greek we never say "I go to Larissa" meaning the whole prefecture, this means the city. Something similar to the Utrecht example I guess. On the other hand, Nomos Fokidas- Prefecture of Fokida for example features no city named Fokida, its capital city is Amfissa.
Often island prefectures are even more confusing because for example Prefecture of Cyclades includes a large ammount of islands with no island names Cyclades but say Prefecture of Lesvos is named after/includes Lesvos island AND island of Lemnos and smaller islands....

I guess the way to go would be to improve the listings within those listings, I am not sure if it is possible to merge/move one zone under an other, in order to list Prefecture>Island>Cities/spots on said island now I often see
under one prefecture
Prefecture X>Y city of island Z along with
Prefecture X>Island Z>Y city and so on....

I see same places posted at least twice in different languages too, I guess it would be lots of work but slowly merging those zones under a bi-ligual name would make the listings shorter/more tidy?

Sorry for been a pain lol

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