Talk:Consolidated protocols, annexes and declarations attached to the treaties of the European Union

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Consolidated as of today or 2007/2010/2012/2016[edit]

Just updated the lead description to explain what consolidated means, according to how this article has been written and sourced. I like the current existing ambition of this article, to have for all the European treaties only one "consolidated version (as of today)". However, it comes with the huge problem that update work to the article then needs to be done and maintained by an editor each day, to make sure everything has been correctly updated up until today. Something we can not rely on. I therefore propose we should only choose to create/have "consolidated versions" as per the updated consolidated treaty versions published by OJ. Meaning, that this article should either display:

A) The latest "2016-version" with a source link to the OJ-consolidated 2016-version (without notes explaining the difference between 2007 and 2016).
B) The original "2007-version" with text being updated and notes made for each legal change implemented up until July 2016, in order to match the text of the article 100% with the latest OJ-consolidated "2016-version" (along with a source link to this file).
C) The original "2007-version" without featuring any subsequent amendments. Instead a new consolidated wikisource article version is created each time OJ publish a new updated consolidated version. Meaning we at present then would have up till 8 consolidated versions of each European treaty document, with the latest four being published after the Lisbon treaty was signed in respectively: 2008(2007), 2010, 2012 and 2016 (the other previous 4 consolidated versions were published by OJ in Maastricht=1992, Amsterdam=1997, Nice=2002 and Athens=2006). The year of the consolidated version should in this scenario then be denoted for the article by a parenthesis in its title (i.e. "Consolidated protocols, annexes and declarations attached to the treaties of the European Union (1992)", "Consolidated protocols, annexes and declarations attached to the treaties of the European Union (1997)", "Consolidated protocols, annexes and declarations attached to the treaties of the European Union (2002)", "Consolidated protocols, annexes and declarations attached to the treaties of the European Union (2006)", "Consolidated protocols, annexes and declarations attached to the treaties of the European Union (2008)", "Consolidated protocols, annexes and declarations attached to the treaties of the European Union (2010)", "Consolidated protocols, annexes and declarations attached to the treaties of the European Union (2012)", "Consolidated protocols, annexes and declarations attached to the treaties of the European Union (2016)").

If we pick option C, then we can build it upon reference to the following OJ source links:

Not sure what of the above A/B/C choices would be best? But I think we should at least choose either approach A/B/C, and then make it clear to readers/editors that we consolidate according to this choice. Danish Expert (talk) 12:35, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

I tend to favour the above option B/C (but still not sure which one to pick). So I would appreciate opinions being posted here to solve the question, in particular by the previous editors of this article (Billinghurst / L.Tak / JLogan). :-) Danish Expert (talk) 15:00, 29 March 2017 (UTC)
To fulfil Wikisource's mandate to be a repository of sources, your option C is the best. Disambiguate by year. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 18:37, 29 March 2017 (UTC)
Yes to C. If we are only to have one copy (for now), I would suggest move and a redirect, just for clarity. — billinghurst sDrewth 19:38, 29 March 2017 (UTC)