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  1. The icon for the Renaissance architecture category is a beautiful Leaning Tower of Pisa. The only problem is this tower is actually Romanesque which is a long way from Renaissance Architecture. Examples of iconic Renaissance buildings are the Florence cathedral, Saint Peters Basilica, the castle of Chambord, and the Escorial. Also, the Buddhist Temples category has a more Shinto structure style icon than a Buddhist one. In case anyone is interested in creating new icons for these categories. By the way, is there some tool that would allow the generation of an icon from a jpg file?
  2. Oh no, nothing more elegant than yours. I go to the "my categories" page and click on the edit link for the category I want to modify there.
  3. I have to point out that the category allowed these from the very beginning as "sub-indexed" entries. I only clarified what a "sub-indexed" entry was.
  4. Yes, but have found a workaround and have more or less given up hope that Groundspeak will invest any time to fix it.
  5. It's about the category rules that were in effect at the time the waymark was submitted. For example, my waymark for Thyssen-Bornamissa met the rules that were in effect at the time the waymark was submitted. On the contrary, the waymark that was re-evaluated did not meet the criteria as specified at the time it was submitted. Now I can say that as a result of Ariberna's submissions it became clear that the requirements were rather too complicated. To simplify, they were changed requiring a further photo for submissions that were not main articles in the book. To remediate the waymarks Ariberna provided proof for one of them and it was approved. I have to thank Ariberna for giving me the idea to simplify the requirements.
  6. Category has been updated. Pre-romanesque locations can now be submitted.
  7. "you changed the category requirements in your opinion two or three times" There is nothing wrong with a leader changing a category. "In addition to canceling WM posted well by other reviewers." Reviewers sometimes make mistakes. Waymarking allows for waymarks to be re evaluated. Allowing waymarks that don't meet the requirements sets a bad precident for the submission of future waymarks. "It seems like one of two things: either you don't want to post in the category and make it select, or you want to upload statistics." It's unclear what you mean. "By this rule you would have to review even yours, such as the Madrid Thyssen museum and attach screenshots of the book." It's clearly stated that prior waymarks are grandfathered. "Anyway, no offense, but you have to be more humble." I don't think you understand the category requirements. I suggest you study them closer.
  8. There's been some continuing confusion about which sites are eligible. I"ve decided the best solution is to refer to the book index. In fact all waymarkable sites can be found in the book's index, a photo of which including the site will provide conclusive proof.
  9. Discussion appears to have died down so I will set about making the changes.
  10. Not unless the establishment was sub-indexed in the book. This only occurs in major cities such as New York, London, Madrid, Paris, etc.
  11. I would also start out restricing submissions to the 5 regional styles included in the wikipedia article. Exceptions could be judged on a case by case basis.
  12. But I think that would be too broad. That would include the Pyramids. I would prefer starting in the 6th century with Merovingian architecture as proposed by Wikipedia.
  13. Sorry, just waking up on this topic. I have been doing some thinking about this and would like to propose to update the Romanesque category to include pre-Romanesque. Here is the definition from Wikipedia. Discussion on this is welcome. "Pre-Romanesque art and architecture is the period in European art from either the emergence of the Merovingian kingdom in about 500 AD or from the Carolingian Renaissance in the late 8th century, to the beginning of the 11th century Romanesque period. The term is generally used in English only for architecture and monumental sculpture, but here all the arts of the period are briefly described. The primary theme during this period is the introduction and absorption of classical Mediterranean and Early Christian forms with Germanic ones, which fostered innovative new forms. This in turn led to the rise of Romanesque art in the 11th century. In the outline of Medieval art it was preceded by what is commonly called the Migration Period art of the "barbarian" peoples: Hiberno-Saxon in the British Isles and predominantly Merovingian on the Continent. In most of western Europe, the Roman architectural tradition survived the collapse of the empire. The Merovingians (Franks) continued to build large stone buildings like monastery churches and palaces. The unification of the Frankish kingdom under Clovis I (465–511) and his successors, corresponded with the need for the building of churches, and especially monastery churches, as these were now the power-houses of the Merovingian church. Two hundred monasteries existed south of the Loire when St Columbanus, an Irish missionary, arrived in Europe in 585. Only 100 years later, by the end of the 7th century, over 400 flourished in the Merovingian kingdom alone.[1] The building plans often continued the Roman basilica tradition. Many Merovingian plans have been reconstructed from archaeology. The description in Bishop Gregory of Tours' History of the Franks of the basilica of Saint-Martin, built at Tours by Saint Perpetuus (bishop 460–490) at the beginning of the period and at the time on the edge of Frankish territory, gives cause to regret the disappearance of this building, one of the most beautiful Merovingian churches, which he says had 120 marble columns, towers at the East end, and several mosaics: "Saint-Martin displayed the vertical emphasis, and the combination of block-units forming a complex internal space and the correspondingly rich external silhouette, which were to be the hallmarks of the Romanesque".[2] The Merovingian dynasty were replaced by the Carolingian dynasty in 752 AD, which led to Carolingian architecture from 780 to 900, and Ottonian architecture in the Holy Roman Empire from the mid-10th century until the mid-11th century. These successive Frankish dynasties were large contributors to Romanesque architecture." Regional styles[edit] Croatia[edit] Main article: Croatian Pre-Romanesque art and architecture Pre-Romanesque Church of St Donatus in Zadar, from the 9th century. In the 7th century the Croats, with other Slavs and Avars, came from Northern Europe to the region where they live today.[3] The first Croatian churches were built as royal sanctuaries, and the influence of Roman art was strongest in Dalmatia where urbanization was thickest. Gradually that influence was neglected and certain simplifications and alterations of inherited forms, and even creation of original buildings, appeared. All of them (a dozen large ones and hundreds of small ones) were built with roughly cut stone bounded with a thick layer of malter on the outside. Large churches are longitudinal with one or three naves like Church of Holy Salvation (Croatian: Crkva Sv. Spasa) at the spring of the river Cetina, built in the 9th century, along with the Church of Saint Cross in Nin. The largest and most complicated central based church from the 9th century is dedicated to Saint Donatus in Zadar. Altar rails and windows of those churches were highly decorated with transparent shallow string-like ornament that is called pleter (meaning to weed) because the strings were threaded and rethreaded through itself. Motifs of those reliefs were taken from Roman art; sometimes figures from the Bible appeared alongside this decoration, like relief in Holy Nedjeljica in Zadar, and then they were subdued by their pattern. This also happened to engravings in early Croatian script – Glagolitic. Soon, the Glagolitic writings were replaced with Latin on altar rails and architraves of old-Croatian churches. From the Crown Church of King Zvonimir (so called Hollow Church in Solin) comes the altar board with figure of Croatian King on the throne with Carolingian crown, servant by his side and subject bowed to the king. By joining the Hungarian crown in the twelfth century, Croatia lost its full independence, but it did not lose its ties with the south and the west, and instead this ensured the beginning of a new era of Central European cultural influence. England[edit] Main articles: Anglo-Saxon art and Anglo-Saxon architecture The Benedictional of Saint Aethelwold, an Anglo-Saxon illuminated manuscript. Anglo-Saxon art covers the period from the time of King Alfred (885), with the revival of English culture after the end of the Viking raids, to the early 12th century, when Romanesque art became the new movement. Prior to King Alfred there had been the Hiberno-Saxon culture, producing in Insular art the fusion of Anglo-Saxon and Celtic techniques and motifs, which had largely ceased in Ireland and Northern England with the Viking invasions. Anglo-Saxon art is mainly known today through illuminated manuscripts and metalwork. France[edit] After the demise of the Carolingian Empire, France split into a number of feuding provinces, so that lacking any organized Imperial patronage, French art of the 10th and 11th centuries became localised around the large monasteries, and lacked the sophistication of a court-directed style. Multiple regional styles developed based on the chance availability of Carolingian manuscripts (as models to draw from), and the availability of itinerant artists. The monastery of Saint Bertin became an important centre under its abbot Odbert (986–1007) who created a new style based on Anglo-Saxon and Carolingian forms. The nearby abbey of Saint Vaast created a number of works. In southwestern France at the monastery of Saint Martial in Limoges a number of manuscripts were produced around year 1000, as were produced in Albi, Figeac and Saint-Sever-de-Rustan in Gascony. In Paris there developed a style at the abbey of Saint Germain-des-Prés. In Normandy a new style developed from 975 onward. Spain and Portugal[edit] Main article: Iberian pre-Romanesque art and architecture Saint Frutuoso Chapel in Braga, Portugal. The first form of Pre-Romanesque in Spain and Portugal was the Visigothic art, that brought the horse-shoe arches to the latter Moorish architecture and developed jewellery. After the Moorish occupation, Pre-Romanesque art was first reduced to the Kingdom of Asturias, the only Christian realm in the area at the time which reached high levels of artistic depuration. (See Asturian art). The Christians who lived in Moorish territory, the Mozarabs, created their own architectural and illumination style, Mozarabic art. The best preserved Visigothic monument in Portugal is the Saint Frutuoso Chapel in Braga. Italy[edit] See also: Lombard Romanesque Southern Italy benefited from the presence and cross-fertilization of the Byzantines, the Arabs, and the Normans, while the north was mostly controlled first by the Carolingians. The Normans in Sicily chose to commission Byzantine workshops to decorate their churches such as Monreale and Cefalù Cathedrals where full iconographic programmes of mosaics have survived. Important frescos and illuminated manuscripts were produced.
  14. I've concluded that there was a change made in the interest of security. My profile was pointing to gifs in another website. When I posted the gifs to a waymark I created and used those links instead the images were restored in my profile. Issue solved.
  15. I would be much obliged if you could paste the link to the release notes. (I'm lazy )
  16. I just noticed that the Gifs that were embedded in my profile are all broken. Anyone else notice this? Was there a change that suddenly made Gifs unreadable?
  17. I'm getting notifications again. Seems something was fixed.
  18. I have to agree. Category creators will always be memorialized as such in the group membership.
  19. I havd just added the relatively recently published 1,000 Places to See Before You Die (Deluxe Edition): The World as You've Never Seen It Before to the list of qualifying books in this category.
  20. Back to concluding this is a Groundspeak problem as the same behavior is experienced with two different e-mail providers. BTW as I do not receive vote notifications anymore I am completely oblivious if a vote is called in any group I am an officer in. Fellow officers please take note.
  21. I received 1 e-mail among many others I should have received in my gmail account. Does anyone in Groundspeak read these forums?
  22. Now I'm really starting to get worried because I'm not receiving Groundspeak e-mail on my Gmail account. This is crazy!!!!
  23. Now I'm really starting to get worried because I'm not receiving Groundspeak e-mail on my Gmail account. This is crazy!!!!
  24. I don't know why I didn't think of this before. I just switched my e-mail address in my Groundspeak profile and everything works perfectly. This is definitely a problem with my provider. For anyone suspecting that they are not receiving e-mails I can recommend putting two different e-mail addresses in your profile. That way you can verify whether it's a problem with your provider or with Groundspeak.
  25. For anyone suspecting that they are not receiving e-mails I can recommend putting two different e-mail addresses in your profile. That way you can verify whether it's a problem with your provider or with Groundspeak.
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