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Article Bitard needs help

The article Bitard is about to be deleted; see the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Bitard. I have a feeling that this student organization or tradition is notable and should be retained in Wikipedia. But the article is so poorly written it is impossible to tell. Could someone from this project please take a look at it, clean up the writing, and add references to show that it is notable? There is plenty of information available in French but I could not find any in English. Thank you. --MelanieN (talk) 20:55, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

The deletion request on French WP in 2008 has gone to keep the article online. A master degree student has made a dissertation about it. Trizek here or on wpfr 16:19, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs - the final surge

Since early in 2010, many editors have assisted in the referencing or removal of over 90% of the Unreferenced Biographies of Living People, bringing the total down from over 50,000 to the current 4,862 (as of 16:12, 1 June 2011 (UTC)). Thank you for all of the work you've done to date, but we are now asking for your help in finishing this task. There are two main projects which are devoted to removing UBLPs from en.Wikipedia:

All you have to do is pick your articles and then add suitable references from reliable sources and remove the {{BLP unsourced}} template. There is no need to log your changes, register or remove the articles from the list. If you need any help, or have any comments, please ask at WP:URBLPR or WT:URBLP.

Thank you for any assistance you can provide. The-Pope (talk) 16:12, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Health in France

The article "Health in France" should add to its title the word "Care", so as to conform with other such titles (of other countries). Its title thus should read Health Care in France. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tperla (talkcontribs) 06:03, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

I requested the move. An administrator will have to get involved as there is a redirection. --Anneyh (talk) 09:05, 4 June 2011 (UTC)
Where is your move request? It's probably worth pointing out that Health care in France redirects to Health in France. The contents from Health Care in France also should be merged in with the moved article. Kiwipete (talk) 02:35, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Request for Deletion notice

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Nouvellefrance-V2.jpg
Commons:Deletion requests/File:LouisianeFrançaise01.pngMoxy (talk) 16:31, 11 June 2011 (UTC)


Hi, Rocca (Colombian rapper) has been nominated for deletion. His french article is here. If you have any reasons to keep it or delete it, please go to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Rocca (Colombian rapper) and vote for that. --Damián del Valle (talk) 14:40, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

Should diacritics be encouraged or discouraged in article's titles?

You may be interested in my proposal here. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 20:40, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

Est-ce que Caillebotte avait un fils?

The biography states that the painter never married, though he had a close relationship with a woman he allowed for in his will. Yet in the section about the distribution of his art collection of works by the impressionists, it states that they became the responsibility of the widow of Caillebotte's son. There is no reference to this son in Wikipedia biography. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:58, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Shall We Defend the Legacy of the French Revolution from Deletion?

Citizens, to the Barricades! Today is your last chance. Trilliumz (talk) 12:20, 15 June 2011 (UTC)


Francophone has been nominated for deletion. (talk) 04:51, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Taking photo requests: Strasbourg

Hi! I'm spamming this here because you appear on the project banners at Talk:Strasbourg. I'll be spending some time next month in and around the city, so if anyone has any photo requests of specific locations in the town or immediate vicinity do let me know. I can't promise all or even any, but I will make an effort. I'll have access to top-flight Canon equipment, so do feel free to request higher-res replacements of images already available. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 12:26, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Open page move discussions

Kauffner (talk) 08:29, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

WikiProject Franco-Americans is up for deletion

I have nominated WikiProject Franco-Americans for deletion at WP:MFD. Please comment here for any concerns. Thank for your time. JJ98 (Talk / Contributions) 18:15, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Expand new Pinard (wine) (any French-speakers or WWI fans?)

bringing over from Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Food_and_drink#Expand_new_Pinard_.28wine.29_.28any_French-speakers_or_WWI_fans.3F.29

I ran across the term pinard somewhere years ago and put it on my WP "to do" list. Apparently it's a French military term for wine, kind of akin in sentiment to "grog". A previous version was deleted in 2009 per WP:NOTDICT, but I think there's enough cultural context around pinard as a concept, not just a word, to justify an article (and seems to quite agree). I've put together a pretty basic version just based on English sources on GoogleBooks and an image from fr:Pinard (vin). If anyone is keen on this and speaks French, I'm sure much more could be said, though the version as it stands is just too flowery/sentimental/inside-jokey to pass WP:TONE standards. Just thought folks might find this an interesting article about wine culture. MatthewVanitas (talk) 20:00, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Indeed your suggestion is welcomed, as pinard is a valid and notable term in itself. I'll see what I can add, although I do warn you my time is limited towards articles such as this. Cheers, FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 16:35, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been featured

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Please note that French Revolutionary Wars, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
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The Hidden Parks of Paris 2014 - Wikipedia Entry

Hello Wikipedia France,

I would like to see if it would be possible to have a Wikipedia page for my new book, 'The 'Hidden Parks of Paris 2014'?' The book was written in Paris last year and will be published by a Parisian publisher, Éditions L'improviste. I am under the impression from previous submissions from fellow writers that it is quite difficult to have a Wikipedia entry page for a work of art, such as a book, and am wondering how I can go about creating a page for my book and not having it removed from Wikipedia. I would like to also update the Wikipedia pages for the various parks in Paris, including photos that I would upload with full permissions. Please let me know if I can create a Wikipedia page for my book when you have a chance, as I think it would be a good tool for those interested in obtaining further information on the parks of Paris, and to also help in the recognition of my book, which is being published by a small, independent publisher.

My website is

My email is:

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Merci bien, Gregory Ross — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:05, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

  • My recommendation is to wait until your book gets two reviews from publications independent of you and/or your company. Once there are multiple reviews (they can be in any language) post the citation information for the reviews on the WikiProject France talk page so that Wikipedians may use those reviews as sources for the article. This is because Wikipedia articles are required to have multiple secondary sources independent of the subject. WhisperToMe (talk) 13:06, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

How do you find archives of news articles of French newspapers?

How do you find archives of news articles of French newspapers? I want to check archives of Le Monde, Libération, etc.

Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 12:04, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

I'm afraid they don't exist... Le Monde has an online archive service, but you have to pay. Only newspapers issued before 1940 are available online for free - through the Gallica portal. You can still use their search feature, but with limited results.JoB 35 (talk) 22:10, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

Mr Leon's Paris - children's book

Salut! For anyone here more conversant than I am with articles about books who feels like improving the content at Mr Leon's Paris, please go ahead. Merci. N.B. I don't have the book myself, was considering purchasing it but when seeing the expected age group changed my mind. -- Trevj (talk · contribs) 13:03, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride 2014, a campaign to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia and its sister projects. The campaign will take place throughout the month of June, culminating with a multinational edit-a-thon on June 21. Meetups are being held in some cities, or you can participate remotely. All constructive edits are welcome in order to contribute to Wikipedia's mission of providing quality, accurate information. Articles within Category:LGBT in Europe may be of particular interest. You can also upload LGBT-related images by participating in Wikimedia Commons' LGBT-related photo challenge. You are encouraged to share the results of your work here. Happy editing! --Another Believer (Talk) 18:53, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet For Wikiproject France At Wikimania 2014

Hi all,

My name is Adi Khajuria and I am helping out with Wikimania 2014 in London.

One of our initiatives is to create leaflets to increase the discoverability of various wikimedia projects, and showcase the breadth of activity within wikimedia. Any kind of project can have a physical paper leaflet designed - for free - as a tool to help recruit new contributors. These leaflets will be printed at Wikimania 2014, and the designs can be re-used in the future at other events and locations.

This is particularly aimed at highlighting less discoverable but successful projects, e.g:

• Active Wikiprojects: Wikiproject Medicine, WikiProject Video Games, Wikiproject Film

• Tech projects/Tools, which may be looking for either users or developers.

• Less known major projects: Wikinews, Wikidata, Wikivoyage, etc.

• Wiki Loves Parliaments, Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves ____

• Wikimedia thematic organisations, Wikiwomen’s Collaborative, The Signpost

For more information or to sign up for one for your project, go to:
Project leaflets
Adikhajuria (talk) 17:14, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Living people on EN wiki who are dead on other wikis

The following individuals who are in the scope of this project are showing to be alive on the English wiki, but deceased on another language wiki:

  1. Jacques Soisson: de:Gestorben 2012 / fr:Décès en 2012
  2. Jean Laroche: fr:Décès en 2010

Please help to find reliable sources to confirm if these individuals are alive or dead, or correct any mis-categorization on the relevant foreign-language article(s). Please see WP:LIVINGDEAD for more info and raise any issues on the talkpage. Thanks. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 18:10, 14 June 2014 (UTC)


With reference to the attendance in the World cup Foot-ball Finals, I would like to have a clarification. While the attendance is in thousands in all cases, it has crossed 100,000 when it was held in Brazil in 1950 (174,000) and in Mexico in 1970 (107,412). Is the statistics true? J.Chandradas, 3, Professors Colony, East Tambaram, Chennai - 600 059, India. § — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:49, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Incorrect Information and Image?

I believe there are a couple of errors in this article -,_Charente

It states that St Romain is north-east of Aubeterre, but it is almost due west - is there another St Romain in 16347 code?

I think the image of the town hall is also incorrect - it didn't look like that when I was there in May (again, do I have the right commune?) - I'm sorry, I didn't take a photo.

The population figure seems rather high.

If you check Google Earth, you will see what I mean.

I hope this is helpful. (talk) 13:37, 21 June 2014 (UTC) Matt.

It seems that the place of the picture is not the town hall any more. The new one is close to the church. Some corrections done according to your comments. Thanks, Matt. — M-le-mot-dit (T) 14:00, 21 June 2014 (UTC)