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Will someone with access please change the name of this Province from Si Saket to Sisaket, which is what is almost always written in English (see Wikipedia and many other references). Also my own personal experience in Thailand. Avemario (talk)
Hello, thanks for your message. I changed the Redirect around from Si Saket to Sisaket, but I think this area needs a bit more attention. The Sisaket Province article is also redirected to Sisaket (done quite some time ago) but the Sisaket article talks about the city and not the province, so an article for the province would need to be created as well, agree? Would you be able to assist with the content if we do? Adzas (talk) 07:15, 24 January 2015 (EST)
Thanx for that Adzas.
From what I see of all the different places in Thailand, they all used to be listed in Provinces, and then were redirected to the Cities (check some of them to see what I mean - there is a comment "redirected from .......Province" at the top.)
The only places in Thailand with separate province articles are the ones which are heavily visited by tourists, namely - Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, and Krabi. This is good because there is very much to do within the Province as well as in the city itself. But the other places are not so well visited (yet), and I think that until the writeup on a particular city becomes seriously unwieldly, maybe they should be left as they are. As it is, all the writeups list the things to see in the separate provinces, and in some cases, there are separate articles on particular towns or attractions there - eg Amphawa Floating Market, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Ban Ao Luek, Ban Pong, Ban Lom Sak being several in this category.
I did note one which redirects from Rayong Province, and is named "Eastern Gulf Coast". I cannot imagine why anyone would want to look at this, and indeed, from reading the edits, no one has really looked at it for years. In fact, I have never seen it until now when your suggestion made me look through Provinces, as a "tourist" who does not know the place will usually just pull up the city name and check that out.
Sisaket is not a seriously visited place at all - I have been there and done a decent update as there was little there on record at the time, and you will note that I have updated many Provincial Cities in Thailand where nothing has been done for several years, due to no one visiting there. Fortunately I have been able to do this after visiting these. Hopefully the updates will encourage people to go there, so the articles will expand naturally over time. Avemario (talk) 01:37, 25 January 2015 (EST)