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February newsletter[edit]

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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter: Issue XII - February 2007[edit]

The February 2007 issue of the Military history WikiProject newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you.

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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter: Issue XII - February 2007[edit]

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Issue XII - February 2007
Project news
  • The new consolidated review department—combining the existing project peer review and A-Class review with a listing of project articles undergoing various external featured content candidacies and reviews—is now operational.
  • Two new templates have been introduced:
  • An effort is being made to have task forces maintain annotated bibliographies for their topic areas; several task forces have already begun to construct them.
  • The project reached two important milestones this month: 500 active members and 30,000 articles in the assessment system.
  • A military version of Wikipe-tan has been created; a new userbox featuring one of the images is available for interested project members.
From the coordinators

The third project coordinator elections have now concluded. Seven coordinators have been selected to serve for the next six months:

Carom (talk · contribs)
FayssalF (talk · contribs)
Kirill Lokshin (talk · contribs)
Kyriakos (talk · contribs)
LordAmeth (talk · contribs)
Petercorless (talk · contribs)
Wandalstouring (talk · contribs)

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all of the candidates who put themselves forward for this responsibility, and to the retiring coordinators for all of their efforts to improve the project!

Kirill Lokshin, Lead Coordinator

Current proposals and discussions
  • {{Infobox National Military}} is being developed to replace the old {{Military}} template; comments on the draft version are welcome.
  • A proposal to introduce a category tree for military campaigns, as well as a number of associated classification guidelines, is being discussed; comments would be very appreciated.

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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter: Issue XII - February 2007[edit]

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Project news
  • The new consolidated review department—combining the existing project peer review and A-Class review with a listing of project articles undergoing various external featured content candidacies and reviews—is now operational.
  • Two new templates have been introduced:
  • An effort is being made to have task forces maintain annotated bibliographies for their topic areas; several task forces have already begun to construct them.
  • The project reached two important milestones this month: 500 active members and 30,000 articles in the assessment system.
  • A military version of Wikipe-tan has been created; a new userbox featuring one of the images is available for interested project members.
From the coordinators

The third project coordinator elections have now concluded. Seven coordinators have been selected to serve for the next six months:

Carom (talk · contribs)
FayssalF (talk · contribs)
Kirill Lokshin (talk · contribs)
Kyriakos (talk · contribs)
LordAmeth (talk · contribs)
Petercorless (talk · contribs)
Wandalstouring (talk · contribs)

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all of the candidates who put themselves forward for this responsibility, and to the retiring coordinators for all of their efforts to improve the project!

Kirill Lokshin, Lead Coordinator

Current proposals and discussions
  • {{Infobox National Military}} is being developed to replace the old {{Military}} template; comments on the draft version are welcome.
  • A proposal to introduce a category tree for military campaigns, as well as a number of associated classification guidelines, is being discussed; comments would be very appreciated.

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WPMILHIST Award[edit]

Assistant Cooridinator of the Military History Wikiproject,
August 2006 — February 2007

In recognition of the six monthes spent as an Assistant Coordinator of the Military History Wikiproject, I herby award you these stars. Thank you for contributing your time and effort to the project. TomStar81 (Talk) 00:12, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

The Novels Newsletter for March[edit]

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter: Issue X - March 2007[edit]

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Project news
  • We are on the cusp of having 9000 novel and other narrative prose articles tagged as part of the project. With this volume of articles, we need all the editorial help we can get.
  • Now there are three Task Forces ("Short story", "Science Fiction" & "Crime") - see below
Member news
  • The project has currently 214 members, 8 joined & 1 leavers since the last newsletter at the start of February 2007
Other news
  • The Assessment department has managed to assess (in some form) nearly all the main articles. The emphasis will now change to identifying needed article improvement, however keeping a watch on newly tagged articles with a view to properly assess those.
  • A new Peer review department has kicked off with one of my early articles as a starting point. Please do give it a look, start reviewing and suggest other articles that you believe could benefit from another pair of eyes.
  • The Children and Young Adult Literature portal was created by User:KGV, go take a look.
Auto list news
  • Currently stalled - if anyone has the means to help out here with re-generation of these list - please do!
Current debates
  • The End of Fair Use? is notification of a serious debate going on across WikiPedia.
  • Another possible problem hasn't really got going as a debate but maybe should have. It highlights a need to put in content to articles that asserts "notability" and gives proper referencing to articles.
Task Forces
Project volunteers
  • Volunteers needed - if any members feel able to take on project tasks such as leading Task Forces, editing this Newsletter, monitoring and maintaining the Announcements template, heading up Outreach activity, managing Collaboration or Assessment activity or anything else you believe needs special attention, please let us know.
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Newsletter challenge

Last months A Taste for Death challenge was met by the user Barbara Osgood (talk · contribs) with a brief stub .... again this could still handle some development.

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Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Occupation of Latvia[edit]

This arbitration case has closed and the final decision is available at the link above. The parties identified in the decision as having acted poorly in the dispute regarding Occupation of Latvia 1940-1945 are admonished to avoid such behavior in the future. That article is placed on probation, and any editor may be banned from it, or from other reasonably related pages, by an uninvolved administrator for disruptive edits, including, but not limited to, edit warring, inciviilty, and original research. The Arbitration Committee reserves the right to appoint one or more mentors at any time, and the right to review the situation in one year, if appropriate. The parties are strongly encouraged to enter into a mediation arrangement regarding any article-content issues that may still be outstanding. If the article is not substantially improved by continued editing, the Arbitration Committee may impose editing restrictions on users whose editing is counterproductive or disruptive. This notice is given by a Clerk on behalf of the Arbitration Committee. Newyorkbrad 23:34, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Re: AlexPU's block[edit]

Hi, just so you're informed, if a blocked user uses his talk page for further attacks during the block duration, it can be locked until the block expires, which is a fairly standard practice. -- Grafikm (AutoGRAF) 13:57, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. I wasn't completely sure about the blocking policy. As for his personal attacks, I don't think he should be making them, either. Hopefully he'll learn soon. — Alex (T|C|E) 01:14, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

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Soviet invasion POVed?[edit]

Dear Grafikm, if you agree with Irpen that this article is POVed, perhaps you can explain in detail what is POVed? Irpen, unfortunatly, although arguing for months about POV in this article, still failed to present any sources or details about the POV (other than the general 'Polish propaganda' line). Since in the past you've helped us resolve such issues, perhaps you could do so here?-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  15:56, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

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Banning spoiler warnings on the Final Fantasy Wikiproject[edit]

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Vandalism by User 72.10.124.202[edit]

Link to User's Talk Page

this user has received a number of warnings about vandalism and being blocked, but has not been blocked to date, yet continues to vandalize articles. what is the procedure for blocking that user? Whateley23 21:02, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

March newsletter[edit]

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Restoring of Internet Troll Squads after AfD was endorsed[edit]

Salut GrafikM! It seems that user Biophys has restored recently his Internet Troll Squads article containing his original research again, this time under Internet brigades title.Vlad fedorov 04:04, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Salut, товарищ Локшин. Hope you've just found yourself a new job here. Wlasow 16:56, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Internet brigades[edit]

I've removed the speedy deletion tag from the above article. While it is similar to the previously deleted article, it is substantially expanded and is not an exact repost. Additionally, the previous AfD was a pretty close call. You may want to list it at AfD again, to see if a clearer consensus can be found. Thanks for your time and your hard work reporting these articles - even though I'm not deleting this particular one, your efforts are very much appreciated. Kafziel Talk 17:25, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

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British anti-invasion preparations of World War II[edit]

I thought that you might like to know that British anti-invasion preparations of World War II has been put forward as a featured article candidate. Your opinions would be most welcome. Gaius Cornelius 20:09, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

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Britannica 1911[edit]

In the hope of convincing you that Britannica 1911 edition might not be the best source for Wikipedia, let me cite a few sentences from its article about Ivan the Terrible. ([1])

... His father died when he was three, his mother when he was only seven, and he grew up in a brutal and degrading environment where he learnt to hold human life and human dignity in contempt ... Hitherto, by his own showing, the private life of the young tsar had been unspeakably abominable ... By this time, Ivan had entered upon the second and evil portion of his reign ... But admiration of his talents must not blind us to his moral worthlessness, nor is it right to cast the blame for his excesses on the brutal and vicious society in which he lived .

Q.E.D., I hope. Balcer 20:11, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

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Kuban Cossacks[edit]

I want to push this article into GA/FA can you help me expand it?--Kuban Cossack 18:31, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

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Novels Newsletter for May is ready[edit]

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April newsletter[edit]

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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter: Issue XIV (April 2007)[edit]

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Novels Newsletter for May is ready since 3 May[edit]

Please have the bot send it out. See above. feydey 16:03, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

The Military history WikiProject Newsletter: Issue XIV (April 2007)[edit]

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Project news
Current proposals and discussions
  • A fresh discussion about the by-nation category system for military personnel has begun; suggestions are very welcome!
  • The use of flag icons in templates is currently being discussed.
Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. Battle of Shiloh
  2. Battleship
  3. British anti-invasion preparations of World War II
  4. Domenico Selvo
  5. Knights Templar
  6. Lochry's Defeat
  7. Puerto Ricans in World War II
  8. Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell
  9. Thomas Crisp

New A-Class articles:

  1. Benjamin Franklin Tilley
  2. Cambodian Campaign
  3. List of United States Marine Corps aircraft squadrons
  4. Operation Igloo White
  5. Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry
  6. Russian-Circassian War
  7. Tupolev TB-3
Awards and honors
  • Cla68 has been awarded the WikiChevrons with Oak Leaves in recognition of his many valuable contributions to military history articles, and, in particular, his leading role in the creation of numerous featured articles on the topic of the Pacific Theater of World War II.
  • RM Gillespie has been awarded the WikiChevrons with Oak Leaves in recognition of his massive efforts to improve Wikipedia's coverage of the Vietnam War, and, in particular, his development of a substantial portion of the project's A-Class articles.
  • Wilsbadkarma has been awarded the WikiChevrons with Oak Leaves in recognition of his work on lists (included two featured lists) and portals (including one featured portal). Lists especially are an undermanned area of work, and his excellent efforts deserve commendation.

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter: Issue XII - May 2007[edit]

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Issue XII - May 2007
Project news
  • The peer review department of the Novels WikiProject is running well after the start in February, having 2 new articles under review: So You Want to Be a Wizard and To Kill a Mockingbird.
  • Our article count has leapt again rising to over 11500. Do get stuck in and assist in improving this rising tide of narrative prose related material. A statistical count of articles can be found here.
  • We have a new project page for Article Style Guidelines which has had a few editors work on it. Currently based on our existing article template it needs some extra eyes to hone any rough edges.
(n.b. also see debates below!)
  • Also to accommodate this page the main navigation template has been slightly reorganised.
Member news
  • The project has currently 229 members, 12 joined & 0 leavers since the last newsletter at the start of April 2007
Other news
Auto list news
  • Our Auto Generated lists appear to have lost the editor who created and supported them. If any other editors have the ability and are willing to have a stab at producing replacement updates, please let us know.
Current debates
  • Of crucial importance to our progress and the way we edit is a debate on the Main Article Template which is strongly recommended for every editor who can, getting involved with. We have worked with the existing template for well over a year now and this debate proposes making radical changes.
(n.b. also see the "Article Style Guidelines" mentioned in "Project News" above)
From the Members

Welcome to the twelfth issue of the Novels WikiProject's newsletter! Use this newsletter as a mechanism to inform yourselves about progress at the project and please be inspired to take more active roles in what we do.

We would encourage all members to get more involved and if you are wondering what with, please ask.

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Newsletter tip line has been created for members to link, doodle, shortly write news ideas, discussions they think are possibly interesting/important for the Newsletter.

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Collaboration of the Month
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Last month's Political thriller challenge was met by the user Loom91 (talk · contribs) with a nice stub.

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C Праздником![edit]

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Are you sure?[edit]

Are you sure that every Ukrainian that prefer not to be called "Little Russian" is Ukrainian naionalist? [2]--AndriyK 17:17, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Yes I'm sure. Whether you like it or not, it is a historical term, to be used as such. And repainting a nation's history to suit the rulers is one of elements of nationalism. -- Grafikm (AutoGRAF) 17:36, 18 May 2007 (UTC)
Let's put historical term aside. I mean present-day usage. A you sure that every modern-day Ukranian (not a nationalist) would be happy to be called "Little Russian"? Did you try? ;) --AndriyK 17:47, 18 May 2007 (UTC)
It is not about happiness or something. Unless such a term is explicitely recognized as derogatory by an official body (in which case I would like to see some sources), your arguments are nothing but allegations. -- Grafikm (AutoGRAF) 19:45, 18 May 2007 (UTC)
Did some official body recognize the historical term "Moskal" as derogatory?
If not, would not you object if I make a small correction to the article Anti-Russian sentiment: I replace the phrase "The usage of therm Moskal in Ukraine in the modern context is an ethnic slur" by "The usage of therm Moskal in Ukraine in the modern context is considered by Russian nationalists as an ethnic slur"? It seems you should not object, unless you are going to established different rules for using ethnic slurs in Wikipedia with respect to Russians and Ukrainians. ;) --AndriyK 19:57, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

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Russian language in Ukraine[edit]

I noticed that you reverted my NPOV tag without any reasoning on the discussion page. If you have any explanations and reasoning for your move, please note them at the discussion page. The tag should stay until the discussion is continuing ang all other means to settle the issue are not exhausted. I hope you are not using your admin privileges by taking sides in the argument. --Hillock65 13:29, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

I noticed that you removed the tag again and failed to leave any explanation on the discussion page yet again. Please if you have any reasons for your move leave them on the discussion page. Reverting pages without discussion is not very helpful and will not amount to much. --Hillock65 13:22, 6 June 2007 (UTC)
Hillock, need I remind you that User:AndriyK was in the end banned for a week after an endless crusade on adding senseless tags to Russian Architecture and Battle of the Dnieper. Have a peek into the histories of both articles if you are unsure.--Kuban Cossack 13:43, 6 June 2007 (UTC)
And if I might add, is a well known revert warrior that was banned by ArbCom already and was warned several times since. -- Grafikm (AutoGRAF) 13:53, 6 June 2007 (UTC)
Well, I don't doubt that you have a well-organized team [3][4][5][6][7], however, instead of trying to scare me you might want to try to explain your actions. I don't enjoy writing here, my only hope was that whoever reverted the article might have a new and original idea about why that was done. I seems that I was wrong, you don't seem to have any ideas apart from trying to scare me. Ever tried explaining your actions or talking before starting the revert war? Try, after all, you might find it rewarding.--Hillock65 14:48, 6 June 2007 (UTC)
I'm not trying to scare you. However, you may find out that Wikipedia is built on a NPOV principle and that aggressive POV-pushers and revert warriors are eventually banned from it. It may not sound like "fair" but it is the case. -- Grafikm (AutoGRAF) 14:53, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

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Meltyukhov[edit]

Because your are new to the discussion, let me give you a quick recap.

We have Meltyukhov's book: Soviet-Polish Wars. It received 2 crushing reviews. Review one states[8]:

Russian historians were unable to take a united stand against those who claim that "nothing wrong happened at Katyn". Some historical publications have appeared in this context, such as a book by Mikhail Meltyukov called Soviet-Polish Wars: Military and Political Confrontation in 1918-1939. This historian believes that the Soviet-Polish military confrontation between the two World Wars was a natural sequel to the struggle the Russian and the Polish states have waged for ages - "the fight for political influence over the region". Meltyukhov sees this situation in its historical context, the post-Versailles world, where he believes that Soviet Russia was acting correctly by standing up for its geopolitical interests in the region. This point of view can be used to justify the execution of the Polish officers in 1940.

Of course, such new publications may be explained by the pluralism of a democratic society. But can this point of view be correct if it is so close to Stalinist and neoimperial concepts?

Review 2 states [9]:

"It would be possible to indicate various examples of more subtle apologias for the Empire, linked with the rejection of all arguments for its victims or critics. Examples which dress themselves in the trappings of the most academic monograph. [...] A more brutal example of the same tendency is expressed in the book by the professional historian from Moscow, Mikhail Meltyukhov, dedicated to the Polish-Soviet conflicts of the twentieth century. These conflicts are, for him, fragments of eternal Western aggression against Russia. When Russia (in this case, Soviet Russia) comes into conflict it is only to take what is rightfully hers. Stalin appears as a genial successor to Catherine II. The Ribbentrop-Molotov pact and the involvement of the USSR in the attack on Poland in September 1939 are presented as purely defensive postures, underlining the primacy of Russian raison d’etat. This posture represented not only Stalin’s profound realism but also historical justice and even – argues Meltyukhov – humanitarianism. In this context the mass deportations of more than half a million people from the territory occupied by the Red Army in September 1939 to camps in the depths of the Soviet Union is presented as a “peacekeeping mission” which prevented the murder of those Poles deported to Siberia by protecting them from the Ukrainians panting with thirst for revenge...".

Now surely you agree that these two reviews are a cause for concern, and requests for positive reviews which verify the reliability of that book are quite reasonable. If, despite repeated requests, such reviews are not presented, what should be the next step? If the above reviews are correct, do you really believe that a book as problematic as this should be used as a reference in Wikipedia? Balcer 16:39, 6 June 2007 (UTC) for its geopolitical interests in the region. This point of view can be used to justify the execution of the Polish officers in 1940.

Of course, such new publications may be explained by the pluralism of a democratic society. But can this point of view be correct if it is so close to Stalinist and neoimperial concepts?

Review 2 states [10]:

"It would be possible to indicate various examples of more subtle apologias for the Empire, linked with the rejection of all arguments for its victims or critics. Examples which dress themselves in the trappings of the most academic monograph. [...] A more brutal example of the same tendency is expressed in the book by the professional historian from Moscow, Mikhail Meltyukhov, dedicated to the Polish-Soviet conflicts of the twentieth century. These conflicts are, for him, fragments of eternal Western aggression against Russia. When Russia (in this case, Soviet Russia) comes into conflict it is only to take what is rightfully hers. Stalin appears as a genial successor to Catherine II. The Ribbentrop-Molotov pact and the involvement of the USSR in the attack on Poland in September 1939 are presented as purely defensive postures, underlining the primacy of Russian raison d’etat. This posture represented not only Stalin’s profound realism but also historical justice and even – argues Meltyukhov – humanitarianism. In this context the mass deportations of more than half a million people from the territory occupied by the Red Army in September 1939 to camps in the depths of the Soviet Union is presented as a “peacekeeping mission” which prevented the murder of those Poles deported to Siberia by protecting them from the Ukrainians panting with thirst for revenge...".

Now surely you agree that these two reviews are a cause for concern, and requests for positive reviews which verify the reliability of that book are quite reasonable. If, despite repeated requests, such reviews are not presented, what should be the next step? If the above reviews are correct, do you really believe that a book as problematic as this should be used as a reference in Wikipedia? Balcer 16:39, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

I see nothing "crushing" in those reviews. They're quite biaised actually. I mean come on, what do you think about sentence like "where he believes that Soviet Russia was acting correctly by standing up for its geopolitical interests in the region". Since when is it incorrect for a country to defend its own interests? We're swimming in BS up our necks here.
On top of that, we have once more a double standard. We have refs to Viktor Suvorov all over the place, yet we have a dozen crushing reviews and most "classical" historians opposed his research. Why don't we have everybody whining on Talk:Viktor Suvorov. Oh right, he's got the correct POV, telling that Stalin was an idiot... I see.
Either we remove him too (and I wouldn't mind) but in this case please quiet down your Polish troll friends beforehand because I can see the revert wars coming from ten miles, or we can use both authors regardless of the few reviews. In the present case, what you suggest is (once more) a double standard, depending on whether the author suits (Rezun) or not (Meltyukhov) your POV. -- Grafikm (AutoGRAF) 22:19, 6 June 2007 (UTC)
I am all for removing references to Viktor Suvorov, if he is used as a source anywhere. Please point me to articles where that occurs and I will get right on it (excepting articles about him or about his books, of course).
As for the reviews being biased or not, this is not for you or me to decide. These are serious academics writing those words, and their views count for much more than the opinion of any Wikipedian. If you want to counter their arguments, present positive reviews of the book. Balcer 22:46, 6 June 2007 (UTC)
And who would those 'Polish troll friends' of Balcer be, if I may ask? Really, Grafikm, I never thought I'd see you using such unfriendly language.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  05:45, 8 June 2007 (UTC)
Well, see the post by the anon below, a wonderful example... :) -- Grafikm (AutoGRAF) 14:47, 8 June 2007 (UTC)
Grafik obviously isnt willing to conform to western civilized standards and is digging his own grave on the English Wikipedia, all barnstars from his "Russian troll friends" aside. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.5.235.100 (talkcontribs)
And you, obviously, don't have the balls to sign your posts. -- Grafikm (AutoGRAF) 14:47, 8 June 2007 (UTC)
A nasty post, indeed. The IP address is for Neostrada Plus in Poland, so this is indeed a troll from Poland. The address to report incorrect behavior is given as: abuse@tpnet.pl. Feel free to report this idiot. Balcer 15:17, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

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Re: Grafikbot stopping deliveries[edit]

Ok, no problem; we'll figure out some way to handle it. Thank you very much for all of your efforts in the past year! Kirill 16:16, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

Wikiproject Novels Newsletter delivery cancellation[edit]

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Novels WikiProject Newsletter[edit]

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GA Sweeps Review of Second Battle of Kharkov: On Hold; needs FURs[edit]

As part of the WikiProject Good Articles, we're doing sweeps to go over all of the current GAs and see if they still meet the requirements of the GA criteria. I'm specifically going over all of the "Conflicts, battles and military exercises" articles and just reviewed Second Battle of Kharkov. I believe the article currently meets the majority of the criteria and should remain listed as a Good article. However, the article has two images that need fair use rationales to justify their inclusion in the article. The two images are: Image:Paulus photo.jpg & Image:Moskalenko.jpg. Once they have been added, I will pass the article (just leave a message on the article's talk page saying it has been addressed). I'll leave messages on a couple talk pages of editors of this article (found by using WikiDashboard and the uploader of the images. Please add the FURs within seven days, so the article can continue to maintain its GA status. If you have any questions, let me know on my talk page and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. Happy editing! --Nehrams2020 07:51, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

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Operation Barbarossa[edit]

Hi, This is just an invitation to get together at the Operation Barbarossa discussion page and see if the article can't be improved to the FA level. I am going to try and firstly restructure and later rewrite the article in my sandbox (firstly at home on my PC), but I have already discussed some ideas with one other contributor and would appreciate more input from members of the task force.--Mrg3105 (talk) 23:43, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

Battle of Smolensk (2nd)[edit]

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WikiProject Birds newsletter[edit]

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Project news
  • Tag & Assess 2008 launched on 24 April and will run until 4 July. We have around 60,000 articles to check, so all assistance is very welcome. As usual, there are barnstars galore and service awards for contributing editors.
  • The project scope has been amended to include specific reference to historically accurate video games. Songs and music with long military associations are also now included.
  • The Contest department has completed its thirteenth month of competition, which saw 27 entries. The top scorer this month is Ed! with 37 points, followed by Cam with 22 points. Woody, Howard C. Berkowitz, Redmarkviolinist, Nousernamesleft and Outdawg also fielded entries. Blnguyen remains the overall leader, with 188 points in total. You are encouraged to submit articles you're working on as entries.
  • The coordinators have "adopted" task forces to act as prime point of contact. A list of which coordinators have adopted which task forces is here.
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  1. 1960 South Vietnamese coup attempt
  2. 1962 South Vietnamese Independence Palace bombing
  3. Lazare Ponticelli
  4. Maximian
  5. Peterloo Massacre
  6. The Third of May 1808
  7. USS Orizaba (ID-1536)
  8. USS Siboney (ID-2999)

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  2. Order of battle at the Battle of Tory Island

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  2. Battle of Bonchurch
  3. Battle of Tassafaronga
  4. Early thermal weapons
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  6. USS Comfort (AH-3)
  7. USS Orizaba (ID-1536)
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  • The coordinators are exploring ways of developing and improving our fifty or so task forces. More information is here.
  • All editors are invited to contribute to a discussion about the naming of military operations in an endeavor to reach consensus.
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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : Issue XXVII (May 2008)[edit]

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Issue XXVII (May 2008)
Project news
  • Editors needed for Tag & Assess 2008. To coincide with the summer holidays, it will be gearing up from 15 June. As usual, barnstars galore!
  • Partner peer reviews: for a thirty-day trial period, we'll be running joint peer reviews with Wikiproject Video Games. The idea is simple: we help with their reviews; they help with ours. This way both wikiprojects benefit from new reviewers and new ideas!
  • We're notable: A new book, Simon Fowler's 2007 Guide to Military History on the Internet (UK:Pen & Sword, ISBN 9781844156061) rates Wikipedia as "the best general resource" for military research (p. 7). Of the military pages, he says: "The results are largely accurate and generally free of bias" (he also suggests people join the wikiproject). When rating WP as the No. 1 military site (p. 201) he says "Wikipedia is often criticised for its inaccuracy and bias, but in my experience the military history articles are spot on."
  • A-Class reviews: the usual four-day review period may now be extended by up to three days (ie seven days in total) in the following circumstances:
  1. the article has no opposes but has insufficient support for promotion or
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Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. Battle of Tassafaronga
  2. Funerary Monument to Sir John Hawkwood
  3. HMS Cardiff (D108)
  4. Krulak Mendenhall mission
  5. Le Quang Tung
  6. Operation Passage to Freedom
  7. Paul Nobuo Tatsuguchi

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  2. List of Victoria Cross recipients of the Royal Navy
  3. List of Victoria Cross recipients of the Indian Army

New A-Class articles:

  1. Battle of the Kalka River
  2. Battle of Verrières Ridge
  3. Brian Horrocks
  4. Byzantine navy
  5. Erich Hartmann
  6. Montana class battleship
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  • A discussion has been opened into the structuring of top level operational categories, starting with Category:World War II. All interested editors are invited to help establish a consensus.
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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : Issue XXVIII (June 2008)[edit]

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Issue XXVIII (June 2008)
Project news
  • With the holiday season upon us, we're very short of reviewers at A-Class Reviews and are likely to remain so for the next month or so. If just five new reviewers each reviewed one article a week, the problem would be solved! To keep track of Milhist articles for peer and A-Class reviews, simply paste the code – {{WPMILHIST Review alerts}} – onto your talk page.
  • Similarly, copy-editors are currently in short supply. If you can help out at the Copy-editing section of the Logistics Dept, it would be much appreciated. If you can help with A-Class Reviews and Featured Article Candidates so much the better! To keep up to date with Milhist articles needing copy input, just paste – {{WPMILHIST Copy-editing alerts}} onto your talk page.
  • The debate on whether Milhist should adopt the new C-Class has been closed, with a strong and clear consensus against adopting. The archived discussion is here.
Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. Battle of Lissa (1811)
  2. Battle of Verrières Ridge
  3. Benjamin Franklin Tilley
  4. Brian Horrocks
  5. Lince (tank)
  6. Montana class battleship
  7. Saint-Sylvestre coup d’état
  8. Verdeja (tank)
  9. Viet Nam Quoc Dan Dang

New featured lists:

  1. List of Crimean War Victoria Cross recipients‎
  2. List of German World War II jet aces (promoted in May)

New A-Class articles:

  1. Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse
  2. Battle of Strasbourg
  3. Operation Brevity
  4. Operation Tractable
  5. Operation Varsity
  6. Roman-Persian Wars
  7. SS Kroonland
Current proposals and discussions
  • The Milhist review structure is itself being reviewed. The idea is to see how it can be improved, or whether it needs changing or updating.
  • The month-long trial of partner peer reviews with Video games is being discussed. All feedback welcome!
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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : Issue XXIX (July 2008)[edit]

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Issue XXIX (July 2008)
Project news
  • The criteria for Military history A-Class reviews have been overhauled. The new standard is deliberately set higher than before, and is much closer to featured article quality. The new criteria are:
  • A1. The article is consistently referenced with an appropriate citation style, and all claims are verifiable against reputable sources, accurately represent the relevant body of published knowledge, and are supported with specific evidence and external citations as appropriate.
  • A2. The article is comprehensive, factually accurate, neutral and focused on the main topic; it neglects no major facts or details, presents views fairly and without bias, and does not go into unnecessary detail.
  • A3. The article has an appropriate structure of hierarchical headings, including a concise lead section that summarizes the topic and prepares the reader for the detail in the subsequent sections, and a substantial but not overwhelming table of contents.
  • A4. The article is written in concise and articulate English; its prose is clear, is in line with style guidelines, and does not require substantial copy-editing to be fully MoS-compliant.
  • A5. The article contains supporting visual materials, such as images or diagrams with succinct captions, and other media, where appropriate.
  • The timescale for A-Class articles has also been changed to give more editors an opportunity to participate.
  • The six-monthly Coordinators' election has been moved back a month to avoid clashes with the holiday period. The sign-up period will run from 1–15 September and the elections themselves from 16–30 September.
  • The military land vehicles task force has been created.
Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. Battle of Concepción
  2. Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse
  3. Battle of Tory Island
  4. Early life and military career of John McCain
  5. Grass Fight
  6. Leopard 2E
  7. Operation Varsity
  8. Roman–Persian Wars
  9. Uriel Sebree
  10. USS Princess Matoika (ID-2290)

New featured portals:

  1. Portal:World War II

New A-Class articles:

  1. 11th Airborne Division (United States)
  2. 2007–2008 Ethiopian crackdown in Ogaden
  3. 2008 invasion of Anjouan
  4. Auxiliaries (Roman military)
  5. Citadel of Saigon
  6. HMS Ark Royal (91)
Current proposals and discussions
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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : Issue XXX (August 2008)[edit]

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Issue XXX (August 2008)
Project news
  • The Military history WikiProject coordinator selection process is underway, to elect nine coordinators to serve for the next six months. If you are interested in running, please sign up here by 23:59 (UTC) on 14 September! Voting starts at 00:01 (UTC) on 15 September and runs until 23:59 (UTC) on 30 September.
  • A new barnstar specifically encouraging and recognizing excellence in Milhist article creation and development has been introduced. Any editor who has made a significant contribution to three or more Milhist A-Class articles promoted since 1 August 2008 under the new A-Class criteria is eligible. Nominations for the medal should be made here; should list the three A-Class articles for which the medal is sought; and must be subsequently supported by three or more project coordinators, who will be responsible for making the award. Editors may nominate themselves or any other qualifying editor.
Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. Domitian
  2. HMS Ark Royal (91)
  3. John McCain
  4. Operation Ke
  5. Panzer I
  6. Warwick Castle

New featured lists:

  1. List of Korean War Medal of Honor recipients
  2. List of USAF Test Pilot School alumni

New A-Class articles:

  1. Harry Murray
  2. Horses in warfare
  3. Kaunas Fortress
  4. Kiev Expedition (1018)
  5. Napoleon I of France
  6. Operation Ke
  7. Panzer IV
  8. SS Dakotan
  9. SS Pennsylvanian
  10. TAM (tank)
  11. United States Naval Gunfire Support Debate‎
  12. USS Mercy (AH-4)
Current proposals and discussions
  • A new discussion about whether Milhist should adopt C-Class is underway. All comments are welcome.
  • The 2008 Tag & Assess Workshop is still open, seeking input on ways to improve the efficiency, user-friendliness and organization of future Milhist drives. All comment is welcome, especially from people who didn't participate in the drive!
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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : Issue XXXI (September 2008)[edit]

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Issue XXXI (September 2008)
Project news
Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. AMX-30E
  2. Battle of Goliad
  3. Guadalcanal Campaign
  4. Harry Murray
  5. Morotai Mutiny
  6. Phan Xich Long

New featured lists:

  1. List of Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross recipients
  2. List of Zulu War Victoria Cross recipients‎

New featured topics:

  1. Guadalcanal Campaign

New A-Class articles:

  1. 2nd Canadian Infantry Division
  2. Air Combat Group RAAF
  3. Battle of Berlin
  4. Blair Anderson Wark
  5. Late Roman army
  6. Operation Lüttich
  7. SMS Von der Tann
  8. SS Minnesotan
  9. SS Montanan
  10. SS Ohioan (1914)
  11. SS Panaman
  12. SS Washingtonian
  13. USS Iowa (BB-61)
  14. USS West Bridge (ID-2888)
Current proposals and discussions
  • The W1.0 Editorial Team have selected 1133 Military history articles for inclusion in the W0.7 test release. For convenience, these are broken by task force and you'll find a list on each task force headed "Wikipedia 0.7 articles have been selected for [task force name]" on the task force talk page. You may nominate extra articles for inclusion or existing ones for removal. If you can improve any of the articles on the list, by adding references, or copy-editing, or cleaning up generally, please do so.
  • A new discussion has started about naming articles on Soviet WWII operations. All contributions are welcome as we hope to resolve this longstanding issue once and for all.
  • The debate over whether Milhist should adopt C-Class is continuing. All comments and suggestions are welcome.
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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : Issue XXXII (October 2008)[edit]

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Issue XXXII (October 2008)
Project news
  • Following a lengthy discussion, three new coordinators – EyeSerene, Maralia and the_ed17 - have been coopted. The purpose of the appointments is partly to fill the place left by the retirement of TomStar81 and partly to provide increased/improved coordinator capacity to cover existing coordinator absences and to help with upcoming major projects. As a reminder, coordinators are merely editors who have committed to go the extra mile for the project and that there are very few processes that require coordinator input. Specifically these are closing A-Class reviews, and endorsing two project award nominations. Any editors who wish to help with the nitty-gritty of this busy project (cross-posting A-Class review, peer review and featured article candidate alerts; responding to member questions and queries, helping with drives) are positively encouraged to do so.
  • A workshop has been set up to redesign and improve the newsletter. In our recent competition, a new name was chosen – The Bugle. All editors are welcome to participate, especially those with graphic and design skills!
  • Administrator and Milhist coordinator, Nick Dowling, has changed his user name to Nick-D.
Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. Albert Speer
  2. Anglo-Zanzibar War
  3. Operation Epsom
  4. Operation Tractable
  5. SMS Von der Tann
  6. TAM
  7. USS Nevada (BB-36)

New featured lists:

  1. List of Knight's Cross recipients of the U-boat service
  2. List of New Zealand Land Wars Victoria Cross recipients
  3. List of Second Afghan War Victoria Cross recipients

New A-Class articles:

  1. Admiralty Islands campaign
  2. Battle of Fort Donelson
  3. Battle of Fort Henry
  4. Battle of Vigo Bay
  5. Clarence Smith Jeffries
  6. Frederick III, German Emperor
  7. Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette
  8. MS West Honaker
  9. Percy Herbert Cherry
  10. Joseph Maxwell
  11. SS Iowan
  12. Third Battle of Kharkov
  13. USS Constitution
Current proposals and discussions
  • Adoption of C-class remains firmly on the Milhist agenda with discussions approaching their fourth month of debate. More views are sought on this.
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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : Issue XXXIII (November 2008)[edit]

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Issue XXXIII (November 2008)
Project news
Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. Battle of Lipantitlán
  2. Battle of Khafji
  3. Richard Williams (RAAF officer)
  4. Tom Crean
  5. Third Battle of Kharkov
  6. SS Mauna Loa
  7. SS Montanan
  8. SS Ohioan (1914)
  9. USS Constitution

New featured lists:

  1. List of Knight's Cross recipients of the Schnellboot service

New A-Class articles:

  1. 13th Airborne Division (United States)
  2. Alaska class battlecruiser
  3. Edmund Herring
  4. Revolt of the Comuneros
  5. Rheinmetall 120 mm gun
  6. SS Black Osprey
  7. Stanley Goble
  8. Tanks in the Spanish Army
Current proposals and discussions
  • Adoption of C-class remains firmly on the Milhist agenda with discussions approaching their fifth month of debate. More views are sought on this.
  • What is a Pyrrhic victory? There's an interesting and lively discussion on this here. (And the short answer is: follow what the sources say.)
  • Can you design logos? We're looking for a snappy new logo to go with the new title of the newsletter. See the ideas so far at the newsletter workshop.
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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : Issue XXXIV (December 2008)[edit]

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Issue XXXIV (December 2008)
Project news
Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. 13th Airborne Division (United States)
  2. 2nd Canadian Infantry Division
  3. Action of 13 January 1797
  4. Akutan Zero
  5. AMX-30
  6. Arena Active Protection System
  7. Blair Anderson Wark
  8. British Empire
  9. Frederick III, German Emperor
  10. Phan Dinh Phung
  11. Rheinmetall 120 mm gun
  12. SS Dakotan
  13. SS Washingtonian
  14. Tanks in the Spanish Army

New featured lists:

  1. Timeline of the Adriatic campaign, 1807–1814

New featured topics:

  1. Spanish Tanks

New A-Class articles:

  1. Battle of Salamis
  2. Bruce Kingsbury
  3. Four Freedoms (Norman Rockwell)
  4. George Ingram
  5. Jagdgeschwader 1 (World War II)
  6. John Whittle
  7. Lexington class battlecruiser
  8. Maryland and Virginia Rifle Regiment
  9. SM U-5 (Austria-Hungary)
  10. Tetrarch (tank)
  11. USS Iowa turret explosion
  12. Zanzibar Revolution
Current proposals and discussions
  • Design competition Editors with design skills urgently needed to design an eyecatching logo for this newsletter. The logo needs to incorporate a bugle motif as well as the newsletter's title, "The Bugle". Fame and honour (a barnstar) guaranteed for the successful design. Submit entries here please.
  • Who will be the three "2008 Military historians of the Year"? There are 13 candidates so far and the number is rising rapidly. The winning editors will receive the Gold, Silver and Bronze Wikis; and all other nominees the WikiProject barnstar. To nominate editors you admire, or to cast your votes, please visit here!
  • A new drive has been started to identify the core topics of World War I with the aim of improving their quality before the centenary of the start of World War I in 2014.
  • A discussion is underway regarding flag icons and whether to rewrite the current guidelines to reflect the Manual of Style.
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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : Issue XXXV (January 2009)[edit]

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Project news
  • Don't forget the six-monthly Coordinator elections will take place in March for the April-September term. If you want to become more involved in the project, now's the time to start thinking about it!
  • Upon the improvement of World War I and Alexander the Great to Featured Article, Lead Coordinator Roger Davies has pledged to donate US$250 per article to the Wikimedia Foundation. This pledge is listed at the bounty board and will expire on 31 December 2009. The two articles are both listed at the Special Projects Department as the second and ninth most frequently-read MILHIST articles.
  • Following extensive discussion, the structure of the A-Class Medal System has been changed to include three new medals: The A-Class Medal with Oak Leaves, the A-Class Medal with Oakleaves and Swords, and the A-Class Medal with Oakleaves, Swords, and Diamonds, each of which is respectfully awarded after 5, 10, and 20 groups of three A-Class Articles.
  • The number of our A-Class articles grew by more than 25% during this month, compared to the total number of A-Class articles existent at the end of December.
  • Following a successful RfA, Cam has been promoted to administrator.
Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. Alaska class cruiser
  2. Bruce Kingsbury
  3. Fred Moosally
  4. Isaac Shelby
  5. Maryland and Virginia Rifle Regiment
  6. Operation Brevity
  7. Operation Uranus
  8. SS Minnesotan
  9. Stanley Goble
  10. Tetrarch (tank)
  11. USS Iowa (BB-61)
  12. USS Iowa turret explosion
  13. Woodes Rogers

New featured lists:

  1. List of Second Boer War Victoria Cross recipients

New featured topics:

  1. Adriatic campaign of 1807-1814

New A-Class articles:

  1. Battle of Aachen
  2. Battle of Grand Port
  3. Battle of Kaiapit
  4. Bob Chappuis
  5. Dreadnought
  6. Elmer Gedeon
  7. George Alan Vasey
  8. George Julian Howell
  9. Heinrich Bär
  10. James Newland
  11. John S. McCain, Jr.
  12. Landing at Saidor
  13. List of tanks in the Spanish Civil War
  14. M249 squad automatic weapon
  15. Military history of Australia during World War II
  16. Neil Hamilton Fairley
  17. North Yemen Civil War
  18. Operation Cobra
  19. Operation Winter Storm
  20. Operation Totalize
  21. Percy Statton
  22. Port Chicago disaster
  23. SM U-14 (Austria-Hungary)
  24. SS Timothy Bloodworth
  25. Tom Derrick
  26. U-1 class submarine (Austria-Hungary)
  27. U-3 class submarine (Austria-Hungary)
  28. William Bostock
  29. Willie Gillis
  30. Yamato class battleship
Current proposals and discussions
  • A drive is underway to identify the core topics of World War I with the aim of improving their quality before the centenary of the start of World War I in 2014.
  • A Survey is currently underway to determine how MilHist's processes, logistics, and management can be improved.
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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : Issue XXXVI (February 2009)[edit]

The Bugle.png The Military history WikiProject Newsletter Issue XXXVI (February 2009)
From the Coordinators
This month has been interesting for MILHIST, as we reorganized a few departments. The Outreach Department has been replaced by the tabs at the top of our totally redesigned project page; thanks to Kirill for the design and Bellhalla for the logo. We also created the Academy, a hub for practical advice about creating, editing, and reviewing quality content. All project members are cordially invited to fill in some of the red links, and new ideas are always welcome.
As you can see on the right, our A-class and featured content is growing quite rapidly; these numbers have now gone up by 45 for the second straight month! Great work! In addition, thanks go out to those who recently helped in reducing the A-class nominations backlog. Reviewers are still needed; if you feel up to it, please stop by and leave comments on an article—every review helps!
Lastly, the contest results for the month: Bellhalla took the cake again with 77 points and gets the Chevrons, while Ian Rose gets the Writer's Barnstar for his 60 points. Other participants included Bryce (49 points), Cam (25), David Underdown (11), Kirk (5), Parsecboy (20), Piotrus (?), Rosiestep (3), the_ed17 (27), Wild Wolf (6), and YellowMonkey (35). 51 total articles were improved as part of this.
Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. Dreadnought
  2. Edmund Herring
  3. John Whittle
  4. Murray Maxwell
  5. SS Kroonland
  6. United States Military Academy
  7. USS Connecticut (BB-18)
  8. William Bostock

New featured lists:

  1. List of Australian George Cross recipients
  2. List of Knight's Cross recipients of the Kriegsmarine

New featured pictures:

  1. 1917 surrender of Jerusalem
  2. WWI Canadian war bond poster (french)
  3. WWI Canadian war bond poster (english)
  4. Lexington class battlecruiser
  5. Battle of Ticonderoga attack plan, 1759
  6. Military College of Chapultepec, c. 1847
  7. Machine gun corps, Tell el Sheria Gaza line, 1917
  8. First Battle of Manassas map
  9. Aftermath of Wounded Knee, January 1891
  10. Ottoman camel corps at Beersheba, WWI
  11. Japanese archer with targets, 1878

New featured topics:

  1. Iowa class battleships

New A-Class articles:

  1. Battle of Sio
  2. Battles of the Kinarot Valley
  3. Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
  4. Clare Stevenson
  5. Edgar Towner
  6. Falaise pocket
  7. Frank Hubert McNamara
  8. Japanese battleship Musashi
  9. Japanese battleship Yamato
  10. Joe Hewitt (RAAF officer)
  11. Keith Miller
  12. Lee-Enfield
  13. Military career of Keith Miller
  14. Operation Mole Cricket 19
  15. Powder Alarm
  16. SMS Moltke (1910)
  17. SM U-66
  18. SM U-68
  19. Sydney Rowell
  20. U-5 class submarine (Austria-Hungary)
  21. U-20 class submarine
  22. USS Texas (BB-35)
  23. Walter Nowotny
Project news
Nomination period: 00:01 Sat 7 March - 23:59 Fri 13 March
Voting period: 00:01 Sat 14 March - 23:59 Sat 29 March
Awards and honors

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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : Issue XXXVII (March 2009)[edit]

The Bugle.png The Military history WikiProject Newsletter Issue XXXVII (March 2009)
From the coordinators

The big news of course was the seventh project coordinator election covering the period ending 30 September. The quality of the candidates was extremely high, with some of the project's top content builders running alongside highly experienced backroom people. Of the eighteen candidates, sixteen were finally appointed, giving us probably the most rounded coordination team so far.

Those elected were: Abraham, B.S., Bellhalla, Cam, Eurocopter, EyeSerene, Ian Rose, Jackyd101, Joe N, Lordoliver, Maralia, MBK004, Nick-D, Roger Davies (lead), Skinny87, The ed17 and TomStar81. Kirill Lokshin continues in his role as coordinator emeritus. Thanks must go to the departing coordinators – Bedford, JonCatalán and Woody – for helping make the project what it is today

The C-class referendum, held at the same time, produced a slight majority of votes for introduction, but was insufficient to demonstrate a clear consensus. So, for the time being at least, therefore, the project will continue without C-class. Otherwise, focus is likely be on the Academy and the development of courses to develop reviewing, copy-editing and article-building skills. Some review of our task forces is also probable, perhaps consolidating some of the smaller, quieter, ones. As ever, input from everyone is not only welcomed but positively encouraged.

The coordinators' gratitude goes not only to those who participated in the election and referenda but also to everyone who works quietly and conscientiously away to make participation in this project rewarding, successful and productive. Milhist is very fortunate in its membership! Thank you all,  Roger Davies talk 16:15, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. Byzantine navy
  2. Falaise Pocket
  3. Frank Hubert McNamara
  4. Heinrich Bär
  5. Juan Davis Bradburn
  6. Operation Cobra
  7. Port Chicago disaster
  8. SM U-66
  9. SMS Moltke (1910)
  10. Surrender of Japan
  11. Tom Derrick
  12. William Henry Harrison

New featured lists:

  1. List of United States Naval Academy alumni
  2. List of United States Naval Academy alumni (astronauts)
  3. List of United States Naval Academy alumni (Chiefs of Naval Operations)
  4. List of United States Naval Academy alumni (legislators)

New featured pictures:

  1. USS Texas (1892)

New A-Class articles:

  1. 1964 Brinks Hotel bombing
  2. Ba Cut
  3. Battle of Artemisium
  4. Battle of Fort Washington
  5. Battle of Morotai
  6. Battle of Tippecanoe
  7. Battle of Vimy Ridge
  8. Battle of Wau
  9. Design 1047 battlecruiser
  10. Fountain of Time
  11. Frank Horton Berryman
  12. Gia Long
  13. Henry Wells (general)
  14. Hill 262
  15. Hue chemical attacks
  16. Japanese battleship Haruna
  17. Jon Burge
  18. Nassau class battleship
  19. Operation Freshman
  20. SM UB-43
  21. SM UB-45
  22. Stanley Savige
  23. Xa Loi Pagoda raids
Project news
Awards and honors

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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : Issue XXXVIII (April 2009)[edit]

The Bugle.png The Military history WikiProject Newsletter Issue XXXVIII (April 2009)
From the coordinators

Once again, this month, we have a bumper crop of featured and A-class content, and our heartfelt thanks go to editors who have worked so hard to write these. But with our growth in quality content comes increased demand for reviewers. Which is where you can help.

Reviewing is easy and rewarding. You don't need any prior experience and you don't need to write a full review. Any input is helpful so you initially can just comment on what you're comfortable with. Most reviewers start off by focusing one or two things – say, the historical context, or the text, or the references, or the layout, or the images – and as they gain experience, they broaden the scope of the review. You can easily keep up to date with which articles need review, by copying this text – {{WPMILHIST Review alerts}} – to your userpage or talkpage. Thanks in anticipation,  Roger Davies

Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. 1964 Brinks Hotel bombing
  2. Battle of Tippecanoe
  3. Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
  4. Design 1047 battlecruiser
  5. Hue chemical attacks
  6. M249 squad automatic weapon
  7. Nassau class battleship
  8. Raymond Brownell
  9. Take Ichi convoy
  10. Zanzibar Revolution

New featured lists:

  1. List of United States Air Force Academy alumni
  2. List of United States Military Academy alumni (astronauts)
  3. List of United States Military Academy alumni (non-graduates)
  4. List of United States Naval Academy alumni (Medal of Honor)

New featured topics:

  1. Lists of United States Naval Academy alumni

New featured pictures:

  1. Richmond after the American Civil War
  2. Charles P. Stone
  3. Idi Amin caricature
  4. Joan of Arc WWI lithograph
  5. M777 Light Towed Howitzer
  6. Robert McGee, scalped as a child by Sioux Chief Little Turtle

New A-Class articles:

  1. Adrian Cole (RAAF officer)
  2. Amagi class battlecruiser
  3. Arthur Henry Cobby
  4. Battle of Barnet
  5. Battle of Ticonderoga (1759)
  6. Brazilian battleship Minas Geraes
  7. First Battle of Târgu Frumos
  8. Fort Ticonderoga
  9. Hastings Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay
  10. John Northcott
  11. Keith Johnson (cricket administrator)
  12. Landing at Nadzab
  13. Landing on Emirau
  14. Moltke class battlecruiser
  15. Moro River Campaign
  16. Operation Charnwood
  17. Operation Deny Flight
  18. Otto Becher
  19. Polish culture during World War II
  20. Roman–Parthian War of 58–63
  21. Samuel Burston
  22. SMS Seydlitz
  23. SM UB-10
  24. Ton That Dinh
  25. Wolfgang Lüth
Project news
Awards and honors

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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : XXXIX (May 2009)[edit]

The Bugle.png The Military history WikiProject Newsletter Issue XXXIX (May 2009)
From the coordinators
  • With end of year exams beckoning for many members, this has been a quiet month on the talk pages for Milhist. (If you are facing exams yourself, we all wish you the very best of luck!) During this quieter period, some of our most active reviewers are busy revising so it would be really appreciated if you can help with peer reviews or A-Class reviews. You can easily track articles needing review, by copying {{WPMILHIST Review alerts}} to your userpage.
  • This month sees our first newsletter editorial. The idea is to provide regular tips and hints to help editors get up to speed with our large (and sometimes complicated) project. This month's piece, by EyeSerene, explains the workings of the project's main template, which is at the core of the project's tagging and assessing activities.  Roger Davies talk 20:26, 3 June 2009 (UTC)
Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. 1968 Thule Air Base B-52 crash
  2. Arthur Henry Cobby
  3. Battle of Barnet
  4. Fort Ticonderoga
  5. Fountain of Time
  6. Neil Hamilton Fairley
  7. Operation Perch
  8. SMS Seydlitz
  9. SS Pennsylvanian

New featured lists:

  1. List of United States Military Academy alumni (Medal of Honor)
  2. List of United States Military Academy alumni (Superintendents)

New featured topics:

New featured pictures:

  1. The Battle of Schevening
  2. USS West Virginia (BB-48)

New A-Class articles:

  1. Albert Kesselring
  2. Frank Bladin
  3. Henry Burrell (RAN officer)
  4. List of Knight's Cross recipients of the Kriegsmarine
  5. List of Knight's Cross recipients of the Schnellboot service
  6. List of Knight's Cross recipients of the U-boat service
  7. Midshipman
  8. SM UB-14
  9. SM UB-16
  10. SS American (1900)
  11. Teddy Sheean
  12. Tucker class destroyer
  13. Yorktown-class gunboat
Project news
Awards and honours
Editorial: "How to use the Milhist template"

Welcome to a new occasional feature of The Bugle, where over coming issues we'll be exploring some of the roles, tasks, and technical functions that go into creating what archivist and researcher Simon Fowler has described as the best general resource for military history on the internet. As a project we can rightly be proud of that accolade, and we gratefully acknowledge the debt we owe to those dedicated editors from across Wikipedia that have helped to make the Military history WikiProject what it is today.

Many editors' first inkling of milhist's existence is when they spot our project banner on an article talk page. The banner can be easily added to appropriate articles by any editor, by typing {{WPMILHIST}} at (or near) the top of the talk page on a new line, and saving the page with an appropriate edit summary. This short form of the template will add the article to our project, and also flag the article as needing assessment and assignment to a task force by automatically adding it to the unassessed articles and articles with no associated task force categories.

As with many templates in use on Wikipedia, additional parameters can be specified. Possibly the most useful to include is the class parameter, because this will help out any editors who come along later to assess the article. To add the class parameter, edit the template markup to look like {{WPMILHIST|class=}}... and if you wish, have a read through the assessment guidance on milhists's quality scale and assign a rating from Stub- to B-Class yourself. A banner template with, for example, a Stub-Class article rating will look like {{WPMILHIST|class=stub}}. Because B-Class is assessed against a checklist it has some additional parameters, so when adding the project banner to an article talk-page, even if you don't intend to assess the article yourself it can be a real help to subsequent editors to include these too. This version of the template can be entered as {{WPMILHIST|class=|B1=|B2=|B3=|B4=|B5=}}. For detailed guidance on exactly what the five B-Class criteria are, see the B-class checklist.

Finally, when adding the milhist banner it's useful to assign the article to one (or more) of our task forces. This will help to bring it to the attention of those editors most likely to be interested in, and knowledgeable about, the subject. As with assessment, task force assignment is accomplished by adding a parameter to the template—in this case, simply the name of the task force followed by =yes (or =y). For example, to assign a Start-Class article to the Second World War and Canadian task forces, the template should read {{WPMILHIST|class=start|B1=|B2=|B3=|B4=|B5=|WWII=yes|Canadian=yes}}.

For a full list of all the banner template parameters and more detailed usage instructions, see Template:WPMILHIST; if you are unsure as to whether or not an article belongs with milhist or what task force(s) might be appropriate, or if you have any other questions, you are welcome to ask at our main project talk page. Happy templating! EyeSerenetalk

Simon Fowler, Guide to Military History on the Internet, UK:Pen & Sword 2007, ISBN 9781844156061, p. 7

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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : XL (June 2009)[edit]

The Bugle.png The Military history WikiProject Newsletter Issue XL (June 2009)
From the coordinators
Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. Battle of the Coral Sea
  2. Battle of Vimy Ridge
  3. Brazilian battleship Minas Geraes
  4. Hastings Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay
  5. Military history of Australia during World War II
  6. Otto Becher
  7. Moltke-class battlecruiser
  8. Yamato-class battleship

New featured lists:

  1. List of Medal of Honor recipients (Veracruz)
  2. List of Philippine–American War Medal of Honor recipients
  3. List of United States Military Academy alumni (athletic figures)
  4. List of United States Military Academy alumni (engineers)

New featured pictures:

  1. Governor Davey's [sic] Proclamation to the Aborigines
  2. Test Baker, Operation Crossroads
  3. Tuskegee airmen

New A-Class articles:

  1. Army of the Tennessee
  2. Battle of Bosworth Field
  3. Battle of Corydon
  4. Battle of the Coral Sea
  5. Battle of Ticonderoga (1777)
  6. Helgoland class battleship
  7. Operation Sky Monitor
  8. Rupert Downes
  9. Sd.Kfz. 10
  10. Werner Mölders
Project news
The Academy content drive
  • Introduced in February, The Academy is an online school for new members. This month, we're launching a drive to increase the breadth and depth of its content. If you can help, by writing four to six paragraph articles, please do so! Barnstars galore to be won!
Awards and honours
Editorial: How to prepare an A-Class Review

Perhaps the most important—and, indeed, most respected—aspect of the Military History project is our rigorous A-Class Review (ACR) system, which puts articles through the most robust review outside of WP:FAC. Although reviewing might seem daunting to newcomers, this article will give you an outline of three popular reviewing methods so you can actually start contributing yourself.

  1. General nit-pick - this is one of the easiest - and one of the most common - reviewing styles seen throughout Wikipedia. It is a similar approach to that you would see in proofreading and classroom marking. Basically, it is a general overview of the article, not getting too specific on aspects of the prose. The most common statements include This article could benefit from a light copyedit before going to FAC or You might want to check the endash and emdash placement in the article. It's a style that is incredibly easy to manage, and one that requires little-to-no experience in previous reviewing.
  2. Specialization - it often is the case that those who have been reviewing articles for a long time will move away from the general review towards more specific areas of articles. As an example, Tony usually stays within the realm of prose and copyediting while reviewing Featured Article Candidates, Tom used to focus almost entirely on external links and disambiguations, while others specialize their focus exclusively on copyediting, reference formatting, dashes, punctuation and flow, image licensing, and a host of other areas. This is a review method that is not nearly as time-consuming as other methods, as it allows you to quickly scan an article, spot the things that you work on, and how they need to be fixed.
  3. Sectional - My preferred style of reviewing, this is one of the most informative styles. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most time-consuming and exhaustive styles. Essentially, it involves going through the entire article, section by section, and pointing out every major (and often many of the minor) flaws present within each section. Everything from prose to reference formatting to content. It is a reviewing style that is exhausting, and often takes two or three goes through the article to get everything (sometimes even more), but it gives the article's main contributors two benefits. First, everything is well organized, mostly under section headers like this one, and it often makes finding individual sentences or refs much easier, as they are within that section. Secondly, it points out a lot of the problems from a lot of the areas.

Best of luck, and happy Reviewing! Cam (Chat)

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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : XLI (July 2009)[edit]

The Bugle.png The Military history WikiProject Newsletter Issue XLI (July 2009)
From the coordinators

Don't forget that the next Military history coordinator elections take place in September. You might like to start thinking about whether you are interested in standing. More information to follow in the next edition of The Bugle. In the meantime, enjoy the remainder of the holiday season and come back refreshed and raring to go!  Roger Davies talk 02:00, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. Albert Kesselring
  2. Adrian Cole (RAAF officer)
  3. Ba Cut
  4. Battle of Bosworth Field
  5. Battle of Corydon
  6. Edgar Towner
  7. Helgoland class battleship
  8. Maiden Castle, Dorset

New featured lists:

  1. Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps
  2. Commandant of the Marine Corps
  3. List of First World War Victoria Cross recipients
  4. List of Jewish Medal of Honor recipients
  5. List of African American Medal of Honor recipients
  6. Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps

New featured pictures:

  1. Burning of the United States Capitol
  2. Charge of the Light Brigade
  3. Vice Admiral John Duncan Bulkeley, USN

New A-Class articles:

  1. 7th Infantry Division (United States)
  2. British Army during World War I
  3. Byzantine civil war of 1341–1347
  4. Convoy GP55
  5. HMS Endeavour
  6. John Lerew
  7. Kaiser class battleship
  8. List of foreign recipients of the Knight's Cross
  9. SMS Blücher
Project news
  • We current have an astonishing fifty articles within our scope up for promotion to Good Article and it's a bit backlogged. Can you help with reviewing to speed up the process?
  • The Military history Academy content drive is underway with nearly twenty new essays so far. More contributions are welcome. Just click on the one of the redlinks here and start writing!
  • Are you missing out on an A-Class medal? These are for editors who have significantly contributed to three or more military history A-Class articles promoted since 1 August 2008. Alternatively, perhaps you can help with reviewing? For more information, see here.
  • More eyes would be welcome on the ten articles currently being peer reviewed. It doesn't take long to peer review an article and your perspective is appreciated!
Contest department
Awards and honours

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