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Which image version to use? [ edit ]

This is an extremely minor issue, but what can I say, I'm a perfectionist, so I'm going to bring it up anyway...

So, first of all, I'm glad there is broad agreement that the Byzantine mosaic of Christ from the Deesis in Hagia Sophia should be used as the image for this sidebar. It really is the perfect choice. But there are several different pictures of it on Wikipedia. So, which one should we use? The one I originally picked for the sidebar is this one (let's call it "version 1"). Later, User:Greco22 replaced it with another one (let's call it "version 2"). On my screen, version 1 has much better colour contrast and is brighter as a thumbnail. On the other hand, version 2 has a much higher resolution, of course, but since we're using it as a thumbnail, I think colour brightness matters more than resolution. That is why I am inclined to go with version 1. @Greco22: what do you think? Ohff (talk) 08:37, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

Well maybe its a matter of different pc screens In my case the second appears clearer (higher resolution as you said), same when I had a look from my mobile. The first one in my case seemed a little blurred Greco22 (talk) 10:29, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
Ok. It probably is due to different screens. The first picture doesn't look blurred at all on my screen. Let's wait and see what other people say. Meanwhile, when I have the chance to use different computers, I'll have a look at the two versions to see how they show up... Ohff (talk) 00:44, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

Canonicity of OCA [ edit ]

@Veverve:: Out of the 14 autocephalous churches, which does not recognize the OCA as canonical? Vypr (talk) 05:27, 8 January 2020 (UTC)

@Vypr: see Orthodox Church in America#Recognition of autocephaly Veverve (talk) 07:04, 8 January 2020 (UTC)
@Veverve: Canonicity and autocephaly recognition are two different things. No jurisdiction considers the OCA out of communion with them. No canonical jurisdiction considers the OCA to be schismatic. Vypr (talk) 16:05, 8 January 2020 (UTC)
@Vypr: I removed mentions of canonicity, because I feel it would lead to an endless debate between editors, i.e. not just a civil exchange like we have, but an infamous chaotic and unpleasant situation which would drag on for years. Veverve (talk) 17:06, 8 January 2020 (UTC)
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