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Railways through Penquisset

I noticed on your sandbox page that you have the Peregrinus Service crossing into Penquisset in Natick. Instead, it will leave New Carnaby at Wandsport, and go to Newburyport, and then up the Newbury River Valley and cross into Arghenna at Sperantina. Also, your GESF tracks through Warwick are misplaced. At North Warwick Station, they do not cross the water in Walpole. I have added the correct routing on the GESF page (Federal States mainpage), where it continues through Greenpalm and ends at the Port of Greenpalm. --Zytik (talk) 17:32, 22 September 2019 (CEST)

Thanks for letting me know! I'll update it, but anyway, the multimaps in the wiki are rather a proposal/plan/..., reality is what is on the map.--Mstr (talk) 19:38, 6 October 2019 (CEST)
Ah! Okay dokey! --Zytik (talk) 20:24, 6 October 2019 (CEST)


Hast Du schon mal was von Markennamen gehört? LÜBZIN habe ich gelöscht. Solche dummen Späße solltest Du in Zukunft vermeiden. --Histor (talk) 07:59, 2 February 2016 (CET)

Yes of course! However, that naming a company like a small village in northern Germany and painting a logo by myself should violate a brand name is new to me. --mstr (talk) 08:50, 2 February 2016 (CET)
Too near to "ZÜBLIN" - and the logo in the same style as the company. If this is new to you, it is time, that you know about. OGF will not have problems with your "name-play". --Histor (talk) 09:22, 2 February 2016 (CET)
Ok, I will fix it. I am aware of that my "name-play" is not much valued by you (and maybe some other German users) --mstr (talk) 09:29, 2 February 2016 (CET)

Your "name-play" indeed is not valued by a lot of german users - but it get dangerous, if your "play" will be touch more as names of places and "plays" with names of companies and imitate the logos of real existing companies. --Histor (talk) 12:27, 2 February 2016 (CET)

UFA things

Hey Mstr, would you like to earn some spots in the Uletha Champions League and the Uletha Championship for your country Mergany? I see football is very developed in your country, so I thought you would maybe like that. Niels20020 (talk) 21:11, 21 February 2016 (CET)

Thanks for the invitation. Currently football in Mergany is not as developed as in other Ulethan countries. Of course, I will participate. --Mstr (talk) 21:01, 26 February 2016 (CET)
Well, I've saw your page Football in Mergany and it looks very nice. But, thank you for your participation! Niels20020 (talk) 10:22, 27 February 2016 (CET)

Your "German" Place Names

Wow. I just realized that Mergany is a word play on Germany. Suddenly everything else falls into place -- the language, the place names, the flag. You've done the same letter swap with so many of your places. I see Yabern (Bayern), Chunmen (Munich), Bad Stanncatt (Bad Cannstatt), Grubham (Hamburg), Liek (Kiel), Burttemwerg (Wurttemberg) and on and on. Lucky coincidence that you were able to pass off the etymology of Mergany to the merganser (h.t. to Luciano).

I'm actually kind of disappointed because all this time, I thought you put a greater degree of consideration into your place names. If you're going for German culture, why not just create plausible German place names? It really makes me feel that you don't take the time to think through how your place names reflect your country's culture; instead you fall back on letter swaps in hopes that this will achieve a sense of foreignness. But I will concede that the fact that it took me a year to realize how you named your places (even though both Histor and Luciano have implicitly pointed it out here and on your Mergany page) is perhaps a testament to the "foreignness" of your places at first glance.

I bet you named Ann'harbor, FSA after Hanover (Ann'harbor --> Hannover with some anglicization and an apostrophe). And what is Viljanni (Velin) derived from? It makes me think of the Baltic states. --Chazeltine (talk) 17:04, 2 October 2018 (CEST)

Hey, Chazeltine, also there is Sudbrug to Duisburg, hehehe! I think also there is a town in Estonia named Viljanni, I dont remember the name exactly right now. But... if Ann'Harbor is about Hannover... well, how I did never think about it! Genious! hehehe -- BMSOUZA (talk) 18:57, 2 October 2018 (CEST)
Hey, thank you for concerning yourself with my country! In some points you are absolutely right... in some not. I've started here with the letter swap, as you have noticed, many early place names come from this. Over time, I'm not happy with all of the names, some have been slightly changed in the meantime, some are intended to be changed in the future. There are several countries here with typical German place names (especially in western Uletha), that's the main reason why I want to avoid to take standard German names. Nowadays, there are place endings in Mergany like "-brug" instead of the German "-burg", "-breg" instead of the German "-berg", "-hem" instead of "-heim". I'm always impressed that people from somewhere else are able to identify German place names like Duisburg, there's no reason that someone knows this place! :D
In contrast, Viljanni and Ann'harbor do not come from a nameplay. Someone had the idea that the place of Viljanni should get a Finnish touch, I looked for a name and one of the places I found was Viljandi in Estonia, with the Mergan translation Velin. I changed Viljandi to Viljanni, Janni is a name like Fiorentia from the name Fiorentina or Johannastat from Johanna. Or Ann'harbor from Ann... I looked for a place name with "Port" or "Harbor" in it, but most of them are quite famous. Then I remembered Ann Arbor in Michigan, which has nothing to do with a harbor, so I slightly changed it. I never thought about Hannover.--Mstr (talk) 00:49, 3 October 2018 (CEST)
Ney, Mstr, you are talking to a guy living in a small town 200km from Rio de Janeiro city, and this guy have a MSV Duisburg and a Greuther Furth jerseys, hahaha! Also, I had Sankt Pauli (von Hamburg) jersey, but this one I gave to my brother. I like Germany football, hahaha!!! -- BMSOUZA (talk) 03:09, 3 October 2018 (CEST)
I have long thought that Ann'harbor was derived from Ann Arbor. I've always wondered if there was a special reason, like perhaps you'd been there or knew people from there. It's a fun place to visit! What Chazeltine has noted about names is not insignificant, but I've seen the evolution over time too. I commend the codification of Mergan toponymy as something new. Have you considered renaming a few places? I'm not suggesting you should, but you may wish to so that these fit even more into the modifications you've made. I've changed a few of my city names a couple times over the last couple years. — Alessa (talk) 04:50, 3 October 2018 (CEST)
No, I've never been there or know anybody from there. I just liked the name and that there is "Harbor" in it, more or less. Yes, I will rename some of the places in Mergany, I also will rearrange the poition and role of some towns as well. I'm still thinking about it before I start to map. But at the moment I'm working in New Carnaby, so the topography there has first priority. If you have any suggestions which names don't fit in, feel free to answer!--Mstr (talk) 12:48, 3 October 2018 (CEST)
@BMSOUZA Oh :) As an expert you are only interested in the second division? St. Pauli is a great club with great fans and at the moment both clubs from Hamburg play in the second division. But why Duisburg and Fürth?--Mstr (talk) 13:30, 3 October 2018 (CEST)
Hi, friend @Mstr! MSV Duisburg vs Bayern Munchen was the first match from Germany I saw in TV when I was a child, and since then I like the horizontal stripes blue and white, and also the zebra in the logo, hahaha. Being an adult, I started a jersey collection, and I never like "popular" clubs, like Bayern, Barcelona, PSG, etc... I was always looking for jerseys only I would have here, hahaha, and once I got a chance to get the horizontal stripes green and white from Greuther Furth. About Sankt Pauli, I know it is a "special" club, about history, fans, and also the unusual jersey (which other clubs plays with brown jerseys??? hahaha). PS: Also about brasilian clubs, the only major brasilian clubs I have jerseys are Fluminense (so obvious! hahaha) and Palmeiras (I got one from a friend a little fat that got a thinner jersey, hehehe). The other brasilian teams? Only regional ones (Olaria-RJ, XV de Piracicaba-SP, etc) -- BMSOUZA (talk) 16:12, 3 October 2018 (CEST)


I am trying to get your template to work on my profile page, but it kept showing 0s for nodes ways and relations, so I even recreated your template as Template:PQAssess so I could fiddle with things and try to fix it, but to no avail. Could you help? —Zytik (talk) 06:57, 23 April 2019 (CEST)

I guess it is not a problem of the template but the data on the server is not up to date.--Mstr (talk) 15:50, 26 April 2019 (CEST)

Template:OGF user

Hi, I think you're probably the best bet for help with the esoteric wiki template markup... I'm trying to get the OGF user template to show links to map history and wiki contribs. For example: wangimapwiki. Complicated by lowercase OGF usernames starting with uppercase on the wiki... Thanks for any help! /wangi (talk) 23:00, 24 May 2019 (CEST)

There are also users with different names in OGF and the wiki? The wiki does not seem to be case sensitive mstr Mstr so you can use the OGF user name. If this does not help there might be two more options: to make a table where both values are saved and requested by the template or to use the "ifexist" function
{{#ifexist: userpage | value if exists | value if doesn't exist }}

--Mstr (talk) 00:00, 25 May 2019 (CEST)


Congrats on AR120-13! As former owner, I wosh you well, and hope the result is better than mine.

Talk to Rhiney boi 01:49, 5 July 2019 (CEST)

Thanks, we'll see!--Mstr (talk) 01:55, 5 July 2019 (CEST)