Talk:History of Germany

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Former featured article History of Germany is a former featured article. Please see the links under Article milestones below for its original nomination page (for older articles, check the nomination archive) and why it was removed.
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Date Process Result
January 19, 2004 Refreshing brilliant prose Kept
April 11, 2005 Featured article review Demoted
Current status: Former featured article
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Archive Pages from to
Talk:History of Germany/Archive1 20 May 2003 20 May 2003 (UTC)
Talk:History of Germany/Archive2 from May 2005 through end O'2006


Archiving[edit]

This talk page seems to have a lot of old stuff that is probably no longer relevant. Any objections to setting up automatic archiving to archive all threads not added to in the last 90 days? --Boson (talk) 17:40, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Boson (talk) 15:59, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Featured article status[edit]

This is a former featured article. Is anyone else interested in trying to - gradually - get it back to FA status, starting with an informal review on the talk page to see what Featured Article Criteria are already met and what needs to be changed. --Boson (talk) 17:52, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Better late than never: Yes, I am. Zwerg Nase (talk) 19:56, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
Oh great! I had forgotten all about this.
Any ideas about how to go about it?
I had a quick look at the FAR (which was a long time ago). There were a number of concerns then:
  • Size
  • No lead section
  • Lack of references
  • Lack of links
In the meantime someone seems to have put the lead back, but at first glance (without really looking at the content):
  • The article is *far* too long with 133KB readable prose, suggesting inadequate use of summary style.
  • The TOC is far too long
  • The lead looks a bit too long (should perhaps be four paragraphs), but one would need to fix the rest first, to know what needs summarizing in the lead.
  • It seems to be cluttered with images.
--Boson (talk) 22:46, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
I disagree. It is designed to be read in chronological chunks (thus ther need for a long toc). very few people will read it straight thru--but if they do they should be satisfied. This is history & uses historical illustrations. Rjensen (talk) 04:28, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
I'll take a look at it over the next couple of days and get back to you. First feeling is: I would tend to agree that it is a bit long. Zwerg Nase (talk) 14:12, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
The captions for the Berlin 1912 and the Scheidemann pics are definitely not acceptable. First does not say it's a painting, never mind by whom and from when. Second one implies it is an actual photo from the event, which it is not (the photo was staged later). Zwerg Nase (talk) 14:13, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

References[edit]

Any comments on what form references should take (in future)? --Boson (talk) 09:26, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Invalid references[edit]

The following references appear to be invalid (i.e. they don't seem to point to a full citation): {{sfn|Overmans|1994|pp=51–63}}{{sfn|Haar|2009|pp=363–381}}{{sfn|Hahn|Hahnova|2010|pp=659–726}}. --Boson (talk) 09:26, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

I replaced those with a much more accessible citation that reviews the scholarship. Rjensen (talk) 15:47, 10 April 2015 (UTC)