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Request for help[edit]

Request for help - changes sought to be made by me on some history pages - seeking review through third party for deletion of inaccurate information given

Hello Sir, this is N.Srinivasan (Srirangam99 (talk) 08:21, 3 April 2008 (UTC)) I noticed that on the page on Western Chalukyan (or Later Chalukyan King) Tailapa-II there is some inaccurate information regarding his victory over a Chola King Raja Raja I in 992 AD, which I feel has not been supported with evidence. On the other hand I have visited authentic sites like www.whatsindia.com/inscriptions and its related links regarding Tailapa-II, Raja Raja Chola I and other Chola and Chalukya Kings and have thus far not found any evidence of Tailapa-II's victory over Raja Raja Chola I. In fact (in addition), Wikipedia's own history page on Raja Raja I says that after taking over as King in 985 AD Raja Raja I did not undertake any military expedition/conquest until the 8th year of his reign which corresponds to the year 993. Further it is from the next 2-4 years 993 that Raja Raja I was busy with the conquest of Sri Lanka, Pandya Kingdom and the Chera kingdom and he spent the further subsequent time in consolidation of his conquest by appointing subordinates loyal to the Chola Kingdom. That would take it up to AD 997 up to which Raja Raja I was busy with his military conquests. This we have to match with the information about Tailapa-II being succeeded by his son Satyashraya in AD 994 itself while (according to available evidence) Raja Raja I was busy conquering the three Kingdoms mentioned above. What I mean to say and prove by this is that there was no occasion for Raja Raja I and Tailapa-II to cross swords against each other. So neither got defeated by the other. In addition I have also attached in support of my contention in the discussion page on Tailapa-II, more evidence fromt he website www.visitchitradurga.com which mentions about Chalukya revival and inscriptions from the period of Tailapa-II, his son Satyashraya and their successors. In fact Tailapa-II's inscriptions are up to the year 994, with one significant inscriptions corresponding (roughly) to December 994 AD and Sir, you may kindly note that none of these inscriptions ever acknowledge or even (as one would obviously expect a victorious king to do) as to proudly proclaim his victory over their worst enemies the Cholas and that too proclaim victory over a very strong Chola King, Raja Raja I.

I request your guidance and support for placing my submissions for third party review and a decision made on deletion of the inaccurate lines on the page on Tailapa-II. For further information, you may see the following link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Tailapa_II/Comments

In anticipation of your guidance and appropriate action for a third party review, I remain Sir. Pls. do not hesitate to get in touch with on my talk page or through email (my email i.d.: srirangam99@gmail.com).

Thank you very much.

Srirangam99 (talk) 08:21, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia Signpost tutorial series[edit]

Hi Phoenix-wiki,

Thanks for offering to write articles for the Wikipedia Signpost. Just letting you know that we have run out of tutorials to use in the Signpost! If you have time, it would be great if you could make a start with some of the topics that you have claimed, but not yet finished. Thanks! enochlau (talk) 23:35, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Wikibooks[edit]

Hi Phoenix-wiki. I am a Wikibooks user, and I've recently restarted your WikiProject:History over there. I was wondering if you would be interested in returning and/or recommending users who might be interested in helping out. Thanks, Νεοπτόλεμος ( talk | email | contribs ) 19:57, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

RFA thanks[edit]

Thanks for your support in my RFA, that didn't quite make it and ended at 120/47/13. There was a ton of great advice there, that I'm going to go on. Maybe someday. If not, there are articles to write! Thanks for your support. Lawrence § t/e 17:39, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

User talk:Turdman the Plumber.[edit]

That would have been a good name for WP:UAA. :) · AndonicO Engage. 18:37, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

Lol yeah...--Phoenix-wiki 19:15, 12 April 2008 (UTC)


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Hi. I saw you were working on a tutorial for the signpost related to images, and thought you might also like to help with a project I'm trying to run. The goal is to get all images cleaned up in June, and education of all users about images. I'd love any and all help. Here is the location to start reading at: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Image Monitoring Group#Wikipedia Image Cleanup Month (June). Thanks. MECUtalk 12:31, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Request for Copy editing[edit]

Currently, an article I have helped on (Aang) is at FAC. It has received two opposes with the suggestion of getting a copyeditor. This article has been tagged for a while to receive copyediting and since you are on the list of copyeditors, i was wondering if you would be willing to copyedit it? The Placebo Effect (talk) How's my editing? Please contribute to my editor review. 20:26, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Use of {{verylong}}[edit]

Ad hominem isn't at all overly long, so there's no need to use this template. If you meant the lead, use {{Intro-toolong}}. Richard001 (talk) 22:49, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Yeah well I meant the lead but didn't know that other template existed, so thanks for the pointer :-)--Phoenix-wiki 10:48, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

Your help is really needed for the article on Stephanie Adams.[edit]

There seems to be a lot of animosity and bitterness by users (particularly Hoary, Wandering Canadian and Sean Martin) who have been maliciously editing the article on Stephanie Adams, even on the discussion page. Can you please step in and stop these people from making personal attacks against the subject matter? This woman obviously does not know anyone of them personally and her article should no longer be edited by people who clearly have some sort of gripe against her. If they do not like her, then perhaps they should write about someone else. Really. 71.167.226.96 (talk) 09:24, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

When considering this request from 71.167.226.96 please be aware that she has referred to other editors as "sicko", "retard", "idiot", "flunky" and peppers her contributions with "You took your hand off your little thing between your legs long enough to type" and other such comments. (Her contribution to Talk:Stephanie Adams at [1].) So, yes, there does seem to be mlicious editing and personal attacks from people who have some sort of gripe. But let's be clear on who is actually the source. -- Sean Martin (talk) 18:11, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

First of all, I am a "he", not a "she". Second, I never left comments like that and am starting to wonder if you are mentally all there. Sean Martin, stop obsessing over Stephanie Adams (as well as me, because you have followed all of my comments on other pages) and stop leaving personal attacks about her on her discussion page just because she sued your friend and beat him. Miss Adams does not know you and will never want to know you. End of story. 71.167.226.96 (talk) 23:10, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

"I never left comments like that" Just follow the link I provided. If not you then someone coming thru the exact same IP address and clearly you should look much closer to home when admonishing folks to stop personal attacks. (Any confusion, if it exists, could be easily alleviated if you got a named Wiki account. Avoiding anonymity would also help credibility.) "stop leaving personal attacks about her on her discussion page" Please provide even one example. "she sued your friend and beat him" You can keep saying that, but it will remain untrue. She has threatened and harassed, but not sued any friends of mine. Assuming her suit against James Poling is what you are referring to, again, I've never met him, never spoken to him, do not know him personally, am not friends with him.
If you want me to stop posting, stop leaving postings containing falsehoods about me. I will continue to respond to any postings you or anyone makes that do. I'll stop the moment you do. Up to you. -- Sean Martin (talk) 00:54, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

News! Tag & Assess 2008 is coming ...[edit]

Milhist's new drive – Tag & Assess 2008 – goes live on April 25 and you are cordially invited to participate. This time, the task is housekeeping. As ever, there are awards galore, plus there's a bit of friendly competition built-in, with a race for bronze, silver and gold wikis! You can sign up, in advance, here. I look forward to seeing you on the drive page! All the best, --ROGER DAVIES talk 13:13, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

thank you[edit]

Mohkam Mopping.jpg Thank you for voting in my RfA, which passed with 194 supporting, 9 opposing, and 4 neutral.

Your kindness and constructive criticism is very much appreciated. I look forward to using the tools you have granted me to aid the project. I would like to give special thanks to Tim Vickers, Anthony and Acalamari for their nominations.

Thank you again, VanTucky

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African Pope AfD[edit]

Yo Phoenix-wiki, I have responded to your comment on my talkpage. Thanks, Skomorokh 12:51, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

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RFA comment[edit]

You said: If we can get things done extra fast, that's great,t eh quicker the better

Except when you make mistakes. SHEFFIELDSTEELTALK 20:25, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Fritzpoll[edit]

Was there a mistake in the publishing when three comments that were the same were posted to the opposes? Rudget (Help?) 14:41, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Hi there, PW. I know you mean well, and believe me, I agree with you that Fritzpoll is an excellent candidate for adminship (I did nominate him afterall :-). I'd like to ask the same question as Rudget above though. It seems that you've made the exact same post in three places, which is borderline pointy, and continue to defend your posts, against other editors, including me. What you are doing, while I completely understand that you are trying to be helpful, is actually presenting itself as having the potential to be harmful. It's causing those that are opposed or neutral to "dig their heels in". While the tally is good right now, and Fritzpoll will likely pass (and rightfully IMO), I would ask again politely that you please refrain from "overcontributing" to the oppose/neutral sections. Fritzpoll himself has said that he respects the particular opinion that he hasn't been around long enough, and he isn't fighting the neutrals/opposes for their opinions, but you are. Please stop editing that page, as it is causing more wiki-drama than necessary. Cheers, Keeper | 76 | Disclaimer 20:27, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
Making the exact same same post in three places isn't pointy in the slightest, it's not disrupting wikipedia at all, as all three posts were completely relevant and simply prohibiting making points is absurd because one cannot conduct a reasoned debate without them, or any sort of debate for that matter. They are perfectly entitled to "dig there heels in", and there's no drama over there at all. You are confusing discussion with drama — drama is throwing insults and stuff around, discussion is just that, discussion, which what was going on over there. Discussion is healthy, it improves wikipedia and over there everyone is now giving there opinion in response to my posts, which is a good thing, nobody has been incivil at all. Two people agreed with me.--Phoenix-wiki 21:32, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
There's no need to get so defensive, PW. I made a kind request. I made no demands. I believed you were being a distraction on that particular RfA, and the "discussion" you were looking for frankly had nothing to do with that candidate and would have been more pertinent on WT:RFA as a "general topic". I'm not arguing with you, I happen to agree with you about those particular opposes and their rationales. It's all a "no matter" now, that RfA is closed. Cheers, Keeper | 76 | Disclaimer 14:33, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

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Copyeditting help[edit]

You are listed as an editer who may be contacted for copyeditting help, so I am leaving this message here to ask if you could copyedit the page Montana class battleship. The article is currently list at Featured Article Candidates, and several people have suggested the article would benifit from a copyedit. Anything you can do to help would be apreciated. Thanks in advance. -- TomStar81 (Talk) 22:05, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Will do then, only it's 11:30 pm now, will do in morning.--Phoenix-wiki 22:40, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
Not to nick-pick, but that is now the only thing standing between me and a probable support at the FAC, and seeing as how input has been week I need all the help I can get. TomStar81 (Talk) 08:57, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

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Notability[edit]

I don't really want to get drawn into a huge debate about this, so I'm not posting at the thread. However- "There's no speedy deletion criteria for being non-notable, and the usual crap falls under WP:NOT, the rest of the non-notable stuff, why not keep it if it's verified etc?" A7 is a speedy deletion criteria based on notability- there is not one about what Wikipedia is not, and one would not work. Maybe, philosophically, there is no reason not to have articles about rubbish, but it is just not workable in the current climate of Wikipedia. We would be overrun with articles about the crap, and deleting them would be horribly awkward. Understand, I'm not arguing in terms of what is in line with our goals, I'm talking from a purely 'been there, done that' stance, trying to give you an idea of what can and can't work. J Milburn (talk) 22:25, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

Oh right, kk, I havne't done speedy deletions for months, so forget that criterion.--Phoenix-wiki 22:38, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

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What on earth is happening at the History project? why or what is happening? SatuSuro 12:41, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

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Thank you[edit]

Thank you for participating in my RfA, which passed with a final count of 42 supporting, 2 opposing and 2 neutral. I would like to thank Keeper76 especially for the great nomination. I look forward to assist the project and its community as an administrator. Thanks again, Cenarium Talk 01:30, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

History of timekeeping devices[edit]

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RfA Review[edit]

Hello Phoenix-wiki. I've noticed that you have a completed set of responses to the RfA Review question phase at User:Phoenix-wiki/RfA review , but they don't seem to be included on the list of responses here. If you've completed your responses, please can you head to Wikipedia:RfA Review/Question/Responses and add a link to them at the bottom of the list so that they get included in the research. We have a closing date of midnight UTC on 1st July, so please add your link before this date. Once again, thank you for taking the time to participate in the Question Phase of RfA Review.Gazimoff WriteRead 15:34, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Harmonious editing club/Members[edit]

Hello Phoenix-wiki,

I have reversed what appears to be your division of the Harmonious editing club Membership into "Active" vs "Inactive" as I don't think this was a postive action. You may like to discuss this at Wikipedia talk:Harmonious editing club. --SmokeyJoe (talk) 07:05, 5 July 2008 (UTC)

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  2. Battle of Verrières Ridge
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  2. List of German World War II jet aces (promoted in May)

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  2. Battle of Strasbourg
  3. Operation Brevity
  4. Operation Tractable
  5. Operation Varsity
  6. Roman-Persian Wars
  7. SS Kroonland
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  • 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.
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  8. Roman–Persian Wars
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  2. 2007–2008 Ethiopian crackdown in Ogaden
  3. 2008 invasion of Anjouan
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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : Issue XXX (August 2008)[edit]

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  • 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.
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  4. Operation Ke
  5. Panzer I
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  2. Horses in warfare
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  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)
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Version 0.7 reviewing[edit]

Hi, I see that you signed up for the 1.0 review team. We need your help right now, because we had around 70 nominations last week! As you probably know, Version 0.7 is coming out soon, mainly based on the bot selection. This relieves us of the burden of manually assessing 30,000 articles, but we need the manual system to catch the articles that might "fall through the cracks" - such as a couple of missing provinces needed to complete a set. If you're no longer interested in reviewing, please can you remove your name from the list of reviewers?

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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : Issue XXXI (September 2008)[edit]

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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:

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  2. List of Zulu War Victoria Cross recipients‎

New featured topics:

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New A-Class articles:

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  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)
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  • 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.
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Speedy deletion of Mosk'va[edit]

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AfD nomination of Mosk'va[edit]

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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : Issue XXXII (October 2008)[edit]

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  • 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.
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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

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  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
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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

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

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  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
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  • 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.)
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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

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  1. Timeline of the Adriatic campaign, 1807–1814

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  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
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  • 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.
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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : Issue XXXV (January 2009)[edit]

The Bugle.png The Military history WikiProject Newsletter Issue XXXV (January 2009)
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 or 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.
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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

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  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]

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

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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
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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}}.

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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.

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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!
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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : XLII (August 2009)[edit]

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From the coordinators
  • The voting phase of the eighth coordinator elections, for the October–March term, started on 13 September and will run until 23:59 Sat 26 September.

    Each candidate garnering twenty or more endorsements will be appointed, to a maximum of fifteen. This election has a strong field of sixteen candidates running, offering many skills and representing all aspects of the project.

  • The Contest Department is going from strength to strength and drew a massive number of entries in August (see the results below). If you haven't fielded any entries yet, please think about doing so. It's great fun!  Roger Davies talk 14:02, 11 September 2009 (UTC)
Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. Convoy GP55
  2. George Koval
  3. HMS Endeavour
  4. James Newland
  5. John Lerew
  6. Kaiser class battleship
  7. Keith Johnson (cricket administrator)
  8. König class battleship
  9. Siward, Earl of Northumbria
  10. Unification of Germany
  11. Victoria Cross for Australia

New featured lists:

  1. List of Second World War Victoria Cross recipients
  2. List of Victoria Cross recipients by campaign
  3. Marine Corps Brevet Medal
  4. Order of battle at the Battle of San Domingo

New featured pictures:

  1. "Students Going to Man the Fortifications"
  2. "Our New 'First Lord' at Sea"

New A-Class articles:

  1. 24th Infantry Division (United States)
  2. Bayern class battleship
  3. Derfflinger class battlecruiser
  4. Egmont Prinz zur Lippe-Weißenfeld
  5. Ellis Wackett
  6. No. 3 Commando
  7. Operation Pleshet
  8. SMS König
  9. SMS Hindenburg
Project news
  • People with an interest in clearly presenting battle information, and First World War buffs, will find the discussion about a new campaign box for the Battle of the Somme interesting.
  • With the recent increase in enthusiasm, Wikipedia-wide, for creating "outline" articles, there's an ongoing discussion here. The idea is to produce guidelines for overview articles for Milhist editors and reviewers.
  • Proposals have been made to introduce a new self-scoring "honour" system for Contest Department entries. Contributions, especially from regular nominees, are welcome.
Contest Department
Awards and honours
Editorial: Getting to FAC via A-Class - some interesting new facts
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Well, it’s official. Milhist articles have a much better than average chance of success as featured article candidates. MBK004 has done some useful number-crunching following the fortunes of the 97 Milhist featured article candidates submitted between January and July this year. The research shows that 70% of Milhist articles were promoted against an overall average of 51%.

Looking behind the figures, some other interesting facts emerge. First, 84% of our promoted articles had successfully passed a Milhist A-Class Review before going on to FAC. Second, of the 29 Milhist articles that failed, less than half (41%) had had an A-Class Review. Third, the 97 Milhist articles accounted for 16% of all FACs submitted between January and July of this year.

The clear lesson is that if you want a string of featured articles to your credit, you may find Milhist's A-class Review process to be of benefit to you!  Roger Davies talk


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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : XLIII (September 2009)[edit]

The Bugle.png The Military history WikiProject Newsletter Issue XLIII (September 2009)
From the coordinators

Greetings to all members of the Military history WikiProject, and to those outside the project who receive this news letter as well! My name is TomStar81, and it with a great sense of pride that I assume the position of lead coordinator for the project. On behalf of all the coordinators, both new and returning, we wish to thank those of you who participated in the September elections, and we look forward to working to advance the goals of the project for the next six months.

With the elections concluded, there are two changes. First, Roger Davies has been appointed a coordinator emeritus, joining our first coordinator emeritus Kirill Lokshin. Secondly, for the first time ever, the lead coordinator for the Military history WikiProject will be taking a lengthy wikibreak. For those who were unaware of this, I am an undergraduate student, and will be taking a leave of absence, effective end September, to focus on graduating in December. However, with fourteen coordinators, and two coordinators emeritus, I am confident the needs of the project will be well taken care of. For the VIII coordinator tranche, TomStar81 (Talk)

Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. Battle of Grand Port
  2. Derfflinger class battlecruiser
  3. Fredonian Rebellion
  4. Hermann Detzner
  5. Henry Wells (general)
  6. Joe Hewitt (RAAF officer)
  7. Simon Bolivar Buckner
  8. SMS Hindenburg
  9. Werner Mölders

New featured lists:

  1. List of Medal of Honor recipients for World War I

New featured topics:

  1. Derfflinger class battlecruisers
  2. Lists of Victoria Cross recipients by campaign

New featured pictures:

  1. Beijing Castle in the Boxer Rebellion
  2. Fort Baker at San Francisco Bay
  3. RAN Squirrel helicopter

New A-Class articles:

  1. 1982 British Army Gazelle friendly fire incident
  2. Brazilian cruiser Bahia
  3. I Corps (United States)
  4. North Carolina class battleship
  5. Siege of Kimberley
  6. SMS Derfflinger
  7. SMS Kurfürst Friedrich Wilhelm
  8. SMS Lützow‎
Project news
Contest Department
  • This month witnessed an all new and improved scoring system and process established in the Contest Department, which has run both smoothly and successfully. A total of 54 articles were entered this month by 11 editors. Parsecboy placed first with an astonishing 143 points, followed by Sturmvogel 66 on 105 points. They receive the Chevrons and the Writer's Barnstar respectively. Honorable mentions go to the_ed17 (41), Auntieruth55 (38), AustralianRupert (17), Radeksz (12) and Ian Rose (11), with our thanks going to Piotrus, Abraham, B.S., Skinny87 and David Underdown, who also fielded entries. All interested editors are encouraged to submit entries for next month's contest; it can be a rather exciting experience!
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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : XLIV (October 2009)[edit]

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

New featured articles:

  1. 1982 British Army Gazelle friendly fire incident
  2. Amagi class battlecruiser
  3. Battle of the Alamo
  4. Brazilian cruiser Bahia
  5. Ellis Wackett
  6. Inner German border

New featured lists:

  1. List of Knight's Cross recipients of the Waffen-SS
  2. Order of battle in the Atlantic campaign of 1806

New featured portals:

  1. United States Air Force

New featured pictures:

  1. A synagogue in New York City remained on D-Day
  2. Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
  3. Journée du Poilu. 25 et 26 décembre 1915
  4. Siege of Sevastopol, 1855
  5. The burning of Columbia, South Carolina, February 17, 1865

New A-Class articles:

  1. AH-56 Cheyenne
  2. John Lloyd Waddy
  3. Lewis McGee
  4. M22 Locust
  5. Operation Coburg
  6. Operation Teardrop
  7. SMS Nassau
  8. Tosa class battleship
  9. USS Congress (1799)
  10. USS President (1800)
  11. Winter War
Project news
Contest department
  • The contest department has completed its thirty-first month of competition; its second month under the new and improved scoring system. A total of 53 articles were entered by nine editors. Sturmvogel 66 came in first with 96 points, followed by Auntieruth55 on 80 points. They are presented the Chevrons and Writer's Barnstar respectively. Honorable mentions go to Ian Rose (38), Abraham, B.S. (33) and Parsecboy (10). Our thanks go to Cuprum17, Ed!, The ed17 and Piotrus, who also fielded entries. All editors are encouraged to submit any articles that are working on for next month's contest.
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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : XLV (November 2009)[edit]

The Bugle.png The Military history WikiProject Newsletter Issue XLV (November 2009)
Project news
  • The Academy Content Drive concluded on 31 October. The first place Golden Wiki went to TomStar81 for 13 entries; the Silver Wiki was awarded to YellowMonkey for 11 entries, and Patar knight was presented with the Bronze Wiki for 3 entries. All other entrants were awarded the WikiChevrons or a barnstar for their contributions. Thank you to everyone who fielded an entry! All editors are encouraged to check out the newly expanded Academy.
  • A discussion about the notability of military people has resulted in an update to our in-house style guide. Prompted by some recent "articles for deletion" discussions, members felt that we should provide clearer guidance on the types of person that are most likely to meet Wikipedia's biographical notability criteria. The resulting advice, which you can see here, should be very helpful in both future deletion discussions and in deciding where best to focus article-writing efforts.
  • Our Task Force housekeeping discussion is now coming to a close. In October a number of proposals were made for rationalising our extensive list of Task forces. Although a few areas remain to be decided, project members have approved the changes summarised here. These will be enacted shortly, so if you haven't yet had your say, now's the time!
Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. Cologne War
  2. Nikita Khrushchev
  3. Operation Teardrop
  4. SMS Derfflinger
  5. SMS Lützow
  6. John Lloyd Waddy
  7. Ton That Dinh

New featured pictures:

  1. Turkish heliograph at Huj

New A-Class articles:

  1. Arrow (missile)
  2. Battle of Bardia
  3. Canadian National Vimy Memorial
  4. Collins class submarine
  5. Frederick Scherger
  6. Iven Giffard Mackay
  7. List of Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords or Diamonds recipients of the Waffen-SS
  8. USS Chesapeake (1799)
  9. Walter Peeler
Contest Department
  • The contest department has completed its thirty-second month of competition; its third month under the new scoring system. A total of 52 articles were entered by seven editors. Sturmvogel 66 came first with 168 points, followed by Ian Rose on 51 points. They are presented the Chevrons and Writer's Barnstar respectively. Honorable mentions go to Auntieruth55 (31), Ed! (26), Abraham, B.S. (26), The ed17 (17) and Piotrus (7). All editors are encouraged to submit any articles that are working on for next month's contest.
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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : XLVI (December 2009)[edit]

The Bugle.png The Military history WikiProject Newsletter Issue XLVI (December 2009)
From the coordinators
Happy New Year to all! I shall take this opportunity to reflect upon the past year. In 2009 our project grew impressively, adding nearly 100 new featured articles and doubling the total number of featured lists. Overall the total number of articles within our scope surpassed 95,000 in 2009, and if these numbers hold steady we will surpass 100,000 articles in 2010. Thank you all for your outstanding efforts.

We are currently working on several proposals to improve the project for 2010. These include bringing the Milhist Academy up to full operational status, as well as spicing up and streamlining the task force structure. Also, any help you can offer to clear the current backlog of Military History good article nominations would be appreciated.

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Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. Battle of Morotai
  2. Castle
  3. North Carolina class battleship
  4. Xa Loi Pagoda raids

New featured lists:

  1. List of Brigade of Gurkhas recipients of the Victoria Cross
  2. List of World War I aces credited with more than 20 victories

New featured pictures:

  1. After the War a Medal and Maybe a Job
  2. Lincoln assassination conspirators execution
  3. National Fund for the Welsh Troops
  4. USS Annapolis in the Arctic
  5. Yiddish World War I poster

New A-Class articles:

  1. Battle of Bita Paka
  2. Battle of Ostrach
  3. Charles Eaton (RAAF officer)
  4. Design A-150 battleship
  5. Dutch 1913 battleship proposal
  6. Helmut Lent
  7. Henry Wrigley
  8. James Harold Cannan
  9. James Whiteside McCay
  10. Lebaudy Patrie
  11. Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3
  12. Thomas Baker (aviator)
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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : XLVII (January 2010)[edit]

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From the coordinators
  • It's only a month into the New Year, and we've already made changes to the project's infrastructure, merging and improving several task forces (see below). Much content within the project's scope has also been improved: eleven new featured articles, two featured lists, two featured pictures, a featured sound, and seventeen A-class articles. Thanks and congratulations to all editors who contributed and/or nominated these items.
  • In other news, the elections for new project coordinators are coming up in March. Think about whether you would like to run or not, and self-nominations will be coming up at the beginning of next month.
  • Lastly, our project's A-class review process is desperately in need of new reviewers. Please consider looking at least one and leaving comments, no matter how small or trivial. It will be greatly appreciated by the article's nominator(s).
  • For the coordinators, —Ed (talkmajestic titan) 03:32, 3 February 2010 (UTC)
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New featured articles:

  1. Battle of the Nile
  2. Bodiam Castle
  3. Charles Eaton (RAAF officer)
  4. Frederick Scherger
  5. Helmut Lent
  6. James Whiteside McCay
  7. Johann von Klenau
  8. Peter Heywood
  9. The Battle of Alexander at Issus
  10. Thomas Baker (aviator)
  11. Walter Peeler

New featured lists:

  1. List of Asian American Medal of Honor recipients
  2. Order of battle at the Battle of the Nile

New featured pictures:

  1. Return of the Great White Fleet
  2. SMS Moltke (1910)

New featured sounds:

  1. It's a Long Way to Tipperary

New A-Class articles:

  1. Alexander Pentland
  2. Battle of Osan
  3. Battle of Winterthur (1799)
  4. Cedric Howell
  5. CFM International CFM56
  6. Florida class battleship
  7. Friedrich Freiherr von Hotze
  8. HMS Lion (1910)
  9. List of battlecruisers of Germany‎
  10. List of Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves recipients: 1940–1941
  11. Max-Hellmuth Ostermann
  12. Operation Windsor
  13. Petlyakov Pe-8
  14. Robert Peverell Hichens
  15. Smedley Butler
  16. USS Hawaii (CB-3)
  17. Vernon Sturdee
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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : XLVIII (February 2010)[edit]

The Bugle.png The Military history WikiProject Newsletter Issue XLVIII (February 2010)
From the coordinators

March, as you know, is an election month for our project, when we pick the coordinators for the next six months. We are seeking motivated individuals willing to devote some of their time and energy to the project so it continues to grow and prosper.

Also, I am making a personal appeal to each of you, the members of this project, to come out and vote for the candidates that run. These users will be responsible for managing the assessment process, answering questions, and making sure that the project's other needs are met. We have approximately 1,000 users who identify as being a part of our project, yet on average only about one-tenth of that number participate in elections. Moreover, as we typically hold referendums on major issues affecting the project along with these election, those who do not vote miss the opportunity to give their opinion on matters affecting the project as a whole. Remember, one vote always makes a difference. For the coordinators, TomStar81 (Talk) 23:47, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

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New featured articles:

  1. Admiralty Islands campaign
  2. Alexander Pentland
  3. Anthony Roll
  4. Battle of Winterthur (1799)
  5. Cedric Howell
  6. HMS Calliope (1884)
  7. The Disasters of War

New featured lists:

  1. List of battlecruisers of Germany
  2. List of National Treasures of Japan (castles)

New featured pictures:

  1. Australian military encampment, 1918
  2. Injured Arriving by Boat at Balaklava
  3. USS New Jersey, 1918

New A-Class articles:

  1. Battle of Taejon
  2. Bombardment of Papeete
  3. First Battle of Maryang San
  4. Henry George Chauvel
  5. List of Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves recipients: 1942
  6. Michael J. Daly
  7. Nguyen Van Nhung
  8. No. 1 Wing RAAF
  9. Oswald Watt
  10. Red Tail Project
  11. Siege of Godesberg (1583)
  12. SMS Goeben
  13. Yermolayev Yer-2
Project news
  • A discussion has begun concerning our military history manual of style's guideline recommending preemptive disambiguation on the naming of military units. As the outcome of the discussion will likely effect a number of pages within our scope we are seeking input from the community on whether the guideline should be changed.
  • Late last year, several largely inactive task forces were merged. However, the mergers of the Australia and New Zealand task forces did not take place as there was no consensus for a new name. To resolve this, a discussion has begun and all editors are encouraged to participate.
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Editorial: Reliable sources in military history

Across Wikipedia, guidelines have been set up so that editors can vet sources for themselves. Links to some of these and a guide for checking if a source is reliable can be found in an excellent Signpost dispatch written by Ealdgyth (talk · contribs). However, for the majority of military history-related topics, we strive for more than just a basic reliable source. Specifically, we aim for peer-reviewed articles and books over, for example, most websites.[N 1] Contemporary news articles or accounts can and should be mixed in (if possible) to give a picture of the general view point of the time—were they calm, afraid, unsure of what was going on?

Another major tenet is neutrality. If an editor rewrote the article Dieppe Raid using only the official Canadian history,[N 2] we would have a problem; while it does contain a thorough and in-depth overview, a point-of-view can still be read. For one, it gives an undue amount of focus to Canada's input in the planning of the landing, and it would probably give an undue focus to their troops if a majority of the landing forces hadn't been Canadian. Granted, this is a book written to document that country's role in the Second World War, so you would hope it focuses on them, but this same reason makes it unusable as the primary basis for an article.

In this case, you would like to utilize a few recent, peer-reviewed books and journals, the official British, Canadian and German histories, possibly a few books written by historians from the aforementioned countries, and newspapers from that time period.[N 3] Obviously this is ideal, but you need to represent all three sides in this (the United States would be a fourth, but they played only a minor role in the planning and invading). This neutrality aspect applies especially for battles and to a lesser degree biographies, but it can be utilized in virtually every article in our scope. For example, it could be beneficial to obtain Japanese accounts of B-29 Superfortress bombing raids or non-Puerto Rican peer-reviewed sources for that insular area's role in the Second World War. —Ed (talkmajestic titan)

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  1. ^ It should be noted that certain sites like Combined Fleet or Navweaps, which are authored by recognized or published experts in the field, are not "most websites."
  2. ^ Stacey, Colonel C.P. Six Years of War: The Army in Canada, Britain and the Pacific. 1, Official History of the Canadian Army in the Second World War. Ottawa: Queen's Printer, 1955.
  3. ^ For example, some of the Canadian newspaper articles written about the raid are listed on their War Museum's website here, while a London Gazette supplement written after the war can be seen on their website. Anyone with access to the archives of The New York Times can view the stories printed by that paper on the raid by searching their archives, and the Google News archive lists many newspapers, some of which were scanned by Google and are available at no charge; most of the non-free material requires a subscription to ProQuest.

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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : XLIX (March 2010)[edit]

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From the coordinators

I am pleased to report that the March coordinator elections have concluded, and that 15 members have been selected to serve as coordinators from April to September. Special congratulations go to AustralianRupert, Dank, MisterBee1966, NativeForeigner, Patar knight, and Ranger Steve, all of whom are newly elected coordinators. As we start this new tranche we welcome all returning coordinators, and wish those who decided not to stand for reelection luck as they move on to new things.

In other election news, a motion made to extend the coordinator tranche from its current six-month term to one full year gained consensus from the election participants. This will take effect in September, during the next election cycle. For the IX Coordinator Tranche, TomStar81 (Talk) 05:02, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. 21st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
  2. Battle of Osan
  3. Bayern class battleship
  4. Dutch 1913 battleship proposal
  5. Karl Aloys zu Fürstenberg
  6. Mary Rose
  7. No. 1 Wing RAAF
  8. USS Congress (1799)

New featured lists:

  1. List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Boxer Rebellion
  2. List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Vietnam War
  3. List of United States Military Academy alumni (Confederate States Army)

New featured topics:

  1. Battlecruisers of Germany

New featured pictures:

  1. Cavalry At Balaklava

New A-Class articles:

  1. Allan Walters
  2. Army of the Danube
  3. Battle of Dürenstein
  4. Byzantine-Sassanid War of 602–628
  5. HMAS Sydney (R17)
  6. Horses in World War I
  7. Lê Văn Duyệt
  8. Michael P. Murphy
  9. Roderic Dallas
  10. USS Triton (SSRN-586)
Project news
  • Operation Normandy

    In May 2008 a small group of editors, operating from a page in Cam's userspace, began work on improving Wikipedia's articles relating to the pivotal Second World War Battle of Normandy that took place in northern France between 6 June and the end of August 1944. Milhist has now adopted this collaboration as our third special project. The aim of Operation Normandy is to bring all core topics—official operations, battles, and the invasion beaches—to featured status by the 70th anniversary of D-Day on 6 June 2014. More information can be found on the project page; any interested editors are most welcome to sign up and help us meet this challenging goal!

  • Henry Allingham World War I Contest

    Our Henry Allingham World War I Contest ended on 11 March with the following results: in first place was Sturmvogel 66; in second place was Ian Rose; in third place was Dana boomer; and the finalists were Abraham, B.S., Carcharoth, and XavierGreen. The contest produced an incredible 238 recognised article improvements, of which 6 were Featured articles, 13 were A-Class articles and 22 were Good articles. In addition 43 newly created or expanded articles were successfully submitted for the 'Did you know' section on Wikipedia's main page. Our warmest congratulations go to the medallists and finalists, and our grateful thanks go to all participants and particularly to Eurocopter for organizing the contest.

  • Would you like to get more involved in the project? There are many open tasks that could use your help. The project's review department is always in need of input at peer reviews, A-class reviews, FACs and FARs; these can be found here. Also, the project maintains a list of deletion debates for military-related articles that have been nominated for deletion; project members are encouraged to provide their opinions in this forum so that consensus can be established. Finally, if content creation is more what you are looking for, each of the project's 48 task forces maintains a list of requested articles.
  • Your comments are invited in the following ongoing project discussions:
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Editorial: Translating article writing to real life

I (Ed) am a college student in the United States, and as part of attaining my desired degree, I chose to take a course in Arab-Islamic history. We began in the early 600s and spent some time on the origins of the Islamic conquering of the Sassanid Empire and partial takeover of the Byzantine Empire (c. 634–750). From there, we have moved through the various ages of history, and the class recently began discussing the Ottoman Empire and other Islamic regions of more recent times.

As we began discussing the Ottoman Empire's role in the First World War, our professor mentioned that they were blockading the Bosphorus, using it as a chokepoint to cut off needed supplies traveling to Russia's only warm-water port, Sevastopol. An astute classmate, realizing this meant the use of warships, wondered what naval technology was like during this time. The professor turned and asked me to answer the question, as he knew I had been studying naval history and believed that I knew more about the subject.

The point of this anecdote is not to boast, but to provoke some thought. By virtue of the research Wikipedia writers must do to write complete, referenced articles, many of us are acquiring knowledge in specialized topics that can surpass even learned scholars. Wikipedia might even provoke some of us into becoming learned scholars through the subjects we find here. To profile one such case, take a look at Parsecboy.

Beginning in May 2007, he came across a few essentially empty stubs on German battleship classes. Nearly 3 years later, he's written or collaborated on more than forty articles rated as good or higher, including over a dozen featured articles and a featured list; the majority relate to German warships. The work Parsecboy has done for Wikipedia has had a tremendous impact on his academic career: to complete his undergraduate degree, Parsecboy is currently writing an Honors Thesis that will analyze the British and German battlecruiser squadrons during the First World War. Parsecboy plans to attend graduate school and continue his research in the area, culminating in a dissertation. He comments that "without a doubt, I would not have had nearly as much knowledge and interest in the topic, nor would I have known where to begin researching if I had not become so involved with the topic here on Wikipedia."

The knowledge you acquire through writing Wikipedia articles will remain with you for the rest of your life. Try to find a way to use it to your advantage.

Ed (talkmajestic titan) and Parsecboy (talk)

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It's been a month since the end of the coordinator elections, and I am proud to inform the project that the IX coordinator tranche is doing well. Our new coordinators are rapidly learning the ropes, and the last of the task forces under consideration for merging have been consolidated into a new task force which should increase productivity and improve quality article output.

At the moment the coordinators are discussing preliminary plans for an improved version of The Bugle, and are working with editors from the American Civil War task force who are in the process of organizing a new special project relating to that conflict. It is our hope to see these changes implemented in the upcoming month. Lastly, as many of our members are also in school, we extend our best wishes to all who will be taking final exams both this month and next. For the IX coordinator tranche, TomStar81 (Talk) 22:36, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

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  2. Battle of Chochiwon
  3. Battle of Chonan
  4. Battle of Naktong Bulge
  5. Battle of Pyongtaek
  6. Battle of Slater's Knoll
  7. Battle of The Cedars
  8. Battle of Valcour Island
  9. Brian Eaton
  10. Douglas MacArthur
  11. Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein
  12. HMAS Australia (1911)
  13. Kongō class battlecruiser‎
  14. List of battleships of Germany
  15. Massachusetts in the American Civil War
  16. Operation Sandblast
  17. Order of Saint Hubert (Bavarian)
  18. Ordnance QF 25-pounder Short
  19. Petlyakov Pe-3
  20. SMS Helgoland
  21. Sovetsky Soyuz class battleship
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Editorial: Milhist's special projects

This month we're taking a look at the Military history WikiProject's special projects. At present we have three—Operation Great War Centennial, Operation Majestic Titan, and Operation Normandy—with, as Tom mentions in his introduction, a fourth coming on line as this newsletter goes out.

  • Operation Great War Centennial

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  • Operation Majestic Titan

    The home of our much-respected and admired "Battleship Cabal", Operation Majestic Titan started in June 2009 with the aim of creating the "single largest featured topic on Wikipedia, centered around the battleships considered, planned, built, operated, canceled, or otherwise recorded." At time of writing the prolific Majestic Titan team has produced an impressive 33 featured articles, 19 A-Class, 60 good articles, three featured topics and six good topics. According to the project's working list, there are only 427 more articles to go...

  • Operation Normandy

    Although it first appeared in Milhist's pages in March 2010, this project had been formerly operating out of Cam's userspace as the "Normandy Team" since May 2008, making it a contender for our longest-running unofficial special project. Operation Normandy is aiming to create a Featured Topic on the Second World War Battle of Normandy by the 70th Anniversary of D-Day on 6 June 2014. With nine featured articles so far and 29 more to go, progress has been steady. More help, however, is always welcome.

  • Our fourth special project, American Civil War Sesquicentennial, is in the process of organising and at present lacks a name (see this discussion if you have any suggestions). The project will be looking to improve Wikipedia's coverage of the American Civil War by its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2011. The beginning of a drive is always an exciting time to get involved, so interested editors are strongly encouraged to drop by and sign up.

Special projects are a great way of organising a long-term collaboration with a specific end-point in mind, and tend to be more goal-oriented and focused than the general task forces or informal working groups. Joining a special project is also a fantastic way to work alongside like-minded editors with whom you'll undoubtedly develop close working relationships; by your third or fourth FA submission you'll hopefully be operating as part of a well-oiled team. Editor roles are many and varied: content writers, source material providers, image- and map-makers, copy editors, reviewers, MoS gurus, wikignomes, specialists and generalists... you're sure to find a job that suits you and benefits the team. If you have an idea for a special project or are already undertaking a collaboration that you think fits in with the ethos of those above, and you'd like to benefit from Milhist's support and infrastructure, consider dropping the coordinators a note. Personally I've found the synergy and teamwork of contributing to a special project (Operation Normandy in my case) to be one of the most rewarding and enjoyable aspects of my time here. I hope you will too. EyeSerenetalk 14:16, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

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With Eurocopter's resignation (see editorial below), this month marks the end of his tenure as a project coordinator. Eurocopter has been with the team for almost three years now and will be sorely missed, but he has taken the tough decision that his real life commitments have unfortunately made it too hard for him to focus on his coordinator duties. We wish him good luck in the future, both in real life and on-wiki.

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  1. Action of 1 August 1801
  2. Battle of Villers-Bocage
  3. Brian Eaton
  4. HMAS Australia (1911)
  5. HMS Lion (1910)
  6. Japanese battleship Tosa

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  1. List of battleships of Germany

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  1. 102nd Intelligence Wing
  2. Battle of Quebec (1775)
  3. Bombing of Yawata (June 1944)
  4. Deutschland class battleship
  5. Indiana class battleship
  6. Russian battleship Slava
  7. SMS Erzherzog Franz Ferdinand
  8. SMS Hannover
  9. William Ellis Newton
Project news
  • With consensus reached on a name the American Civil War task force has officially opened our newest special project. Codenamed Brothers at War, its goal will be "...to improve [US Civil War] related Wikipedia articles to featured status, and to see as many of these as possible appear on the main page on their respective 150th anniversaries."
  • The straw poll concerning preemptive disambiguation of military units as outlined by our Manual of Style has been closed, with near unanimous consensus that the current practice of preemptive disambiguation be retained. Thanks to everyone who participated in either the discussion or the straw poll.
  • Members of Operation Majestic Titan have adopted a three-tiered award system to show appreciation to those who have done work on battleship or battlecruiser articles. Formally known as the Titan's Cross, the award has been issued to Parsecboy, Climie.ca, The ed17, and MBK004.
  • The project's official IRC channel (#wikipedia-en-milhist) has been restarted. Project members and anyone interested in military history are encouraged to join us for substantive discussions, social discourse and a few laughs. Instructions on how to get on IRC are available here.
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Editorial: Project coordination and constructive editing

For those of you who might not know me, I'm Eurocopter. I served as a coordinator of the Military history WikiProject from August 2007 until few days ago, when I decided to resign due to real life issues making it impossible for me to continue to perform project duties on a regular basis. Reflecting on my experience and activities within the project, I decided to write this editorial to set out a few thoughts and offer some advice to interested members.

First of all, what does project coordination mean and how does it help the Military history WikiProject? Although the coordinators do not have any real executive powers, they play an important role in project management. To make editing contributions easier for our members we establish guidelines, manage Peer and A-Class reviews, and consult and assist when needed. The primary goal of the coordination team has always been to stimulate the development of quality articles and, once they have been developed, to facilitate maintaining them at a high standard for as long as possible. This has been carried out through the organization of a considerable number of assessment drives, contests and special projects. However, there is still much to be done to make the project one of the best and most active wiki-communities. Coordinator involvement in trying to achieve this, as the central promoters of any activity undertaken within the project, is more than important; the coordination team should stand as an example of civilised and constructive cooperation. Perhaps the most annoying issue—unfortunately quite widespread through the pages of Wikipedia—is POV-dominated conflict. While such a phenomenon might seem inevitable in a community within which hundreds of members of different nationalities with different historical and political views interact, it doesn’t mean we should accept it. The ability to neutrally mediate such conflicts is an important and desirable coordinator function.

Secondly, but most importantly in my opinion, is the question of how the project enables editors to contribute effectively. Perhaps you already know how difficult it is to take an article to the highest quality levels such as A-Class or featured status. It is even harder to do this working alone. I believe the best thing the Military history WikiProject has done is to bring together groups of editors with similar interests. As there are very few editors skilled in all the diverse article development areas, you might feel the need for help from editors more experienced in, for example, advanced copy editing, image editing etc. To this end the project provides task forces and special projects where members should always feel encouraged to ask questions, discuss, debate and give advice. Such cooperation is the best way to create properly balanced articles and to establish a neutral point of view. Our Style guide and Academy are also useful in guiding you along the path of writing an article. A final, but vital, part of the collaborative article writing process is editor behaviour when interacting with other editors who are contributing to the same article. Even on those occasions where an editor upsets you or allows their personal opinions to influence their editing, always remain calm, civil and try to reach an agreement. Contributing to Wikipedia is something most of us do as a hobby; time spent in useless conflicts is precious editing time wasted.

All in all, the Military history WikiProject is a good meeting point for milhist-interested editors, both beginners and advanced, with someone always there to give help and advice when needed. I wish to thank all my fellow coordinators and project members who keep this beautiful community running. I will certainly miss it!

Best regards and happy wiki-editing! Eurocopter (talk) 20:24, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of Maogang, Hunan[edit]

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WikiProject History[edit]

Hi. I was just wondering if WikiProject History is currently active. I am a member, but generally stick around the Military History project. DCItalk 02:08, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

Military Historian of the Year[edit]

Nominations for the "Military Historian of the Year" for 2011 are now open. If you would like to nominate an editor for this award, please do so here. Voting will open on 22 January and run for seven days. Thanks! On behalf of the coordinators, Nick-D (talk) and Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 00:05, 16 January 2012 (UTC) You were sent this message because you are a listed as a member of the Military history WikiProject.

Nomination for deletion of Template:History Peer review[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:History Peer review has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. DH85868993 (talk) 07:44, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

Military history coordinator election[edit]

The Military history WikiProject has started its 2012 project coordinator election process, where we will select a team of coordinators to organize the project over the coming year. If you would like to be considered as a candidate, please submit your nomination by 14 September. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact one of the current coordinators on their talk page. This message was delivered here because you are a member of the Military history WikiProject. – Military history coordinators (about the projectwhat coordinators do) 09:41, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

MfD nomination of Wikipedia:WikiProject History/Quality[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject History/Quality, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject History/Quality and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Wikipedia:WikiProject History/Quality during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. Chris Troutman (talk) 17:54, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

File:RyanPostlethwaiteForArbCom.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:RyanPostlethwaiteForArbCom.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why it has been listed (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry). Feel free to add your opinion on the matter below the nomination. Thank you. Kelly hi! 21:45, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Renchaoxi for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of Ruitapu for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of Lifuta for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of Liaojiacun for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of Liujiaping for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of Longtanping for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of Shataping for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of Wudaoshui for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of Zhuyeping for deletion[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Maheou[edit]

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WP History in the Signpost[edit]

The WikiProject Report would like to focus on WikiProject History for a Signpost article. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Multiple editors will have an opportunity to respond to the interview questions, so be sure to sign your answers. If you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Have a great day. –Mabeenot (talk) 02:44, 12 March 2014 (UTC)