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Article titleEdit

213, please try to keep our naming consistent. There's no reason to redirect to here from the ÖVP page, the ÖVP name is commonly used even in English articles about the party. People's Party is just a loose translation. --Eloquence

As I understand it, Wikipedi article titles should be in English whenever possible, with a redirect from the name in the original language. "Austrian People's Party" is a literal and faithful translation of Österreichische Volkspartei, and is the logical English name for this party. See Wikipedia:Naming conventions.
Well, since you've redirected FPÖ as well, and the English titles seem to be commonly used as per a Google check, I can live with that.--Eloquence

Not withstanding the naming fun, this is an impeccably useful article. Thank you to the editors. -Penta 05:19, 12 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Uh... given that this article is basically mine at this point, that I'm a pretty new kid around here, and that I'm planning Massive Extensions of several other articles: do you really think the article is "impeccable", or is there anything I should have done differently? Anyway, you're perfectly welcome. -Ratatosk 05:47, 12 Dec 2004 (UTC)


"The People's Party's position within the traditional political spectrum is hard to mark down. On the one hand, its views on economic policy are slightly right-of-center if seen in the context of Europe's political landscape, and its views on social policy are right-of-center in the context of the political landscape of almost any Western democracy.

On the other hand, its views on economic policy are still arguably closer to those of classical social democracy than to those of classical laissez-faire capitalism, and it advocates decidedly more economic interventionism than most ostensibly left-wing parties in Europe. "-- 11:39, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

What is there to say? I don't think that it's a huge contradiction, but that's my opinion. It is already explicitly stated in the article that "The People's Party's position within the traditional political spectrum is hard to mark down." I think that that is sufficient a statement, and don't believe that there is something to change, if you were inferring that. --Thallium81 (talk) 21:41, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

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OVP's colorEdit

Hi What do you think ? Does we changed OVP's black color to turquoise ? --Panam2014 (talk) 14:48, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

     Austrian People's Party with
     European People's Party and
     Freedom Party of Austria.
Ivanvector (Talk/Edits) 16:39, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

@Edaham, Ivanvector, and Cordless Larry: The RfC is correct. The question is whether we should change the color of the party in the representations by replacing the black with turquoise or do as for the CDU, whose official color is red, and leave the black color for the representations. --Panam2014 (talk) 11:23, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

@Panam2014: I don't mean to be rude but what you're saying doesn't make sense in English. I think your intention is getting lost in translation. Can you please explain what you mean by "representations"? Ivanvector (Talk/Edits) 23:35, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
@IvanVector: I speak English and "representation" is a world in this language. Representation refers to the colors on the diagrams and in the composition bars. --Panam2014 (talk) 08:15, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
Okay, I'm going to quote what you wrote: you said "we should change the color of the party in the representations by replacing the black with turquoise", and you also said in the same sentence, "leave the black color for the representations". So I'm confused: do you want to change black to turquoise? Or are you saying that it should be turquoise in some places and black in others? Also if you ping me, don't capitalize the V or I don't get the notification. Ivanvector (Talk/Edits) 15:19, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
@Ivanvector: Sorry, I was not clear. I just asked the question, I'm undecided myself, so I asked for more advice. Indeed, a dynamic ip address tries for a few weeks to change the colors without consensus. For my part, I prefer to keep the black, following the example of the CDU. --Panam2014 (talk) 17:54, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Die neue VolksparteiEdit

An IP editor has been edit-warring to change the translation of the party's native name. Their edits are incorrect: although the party may have changed its name to Die neue Volkspartei, it continues to refer to itself in English (on its own English website) as the "Austrian People's Party". This should not be changed in the article. Ivanvector (Talk/Edits) 23:29, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

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