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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!
Delivered by Theo's Little Bot at 01:00, 19 May 2014 (UTC) on behalf of the TAFI team

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)

Kleargear AFD deletion discussion notice

  1. Kleargear
  2. Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Kleargear (2nd nomination)

Discussion about whether or not to delete article for Kleargear, discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Kleargear (2nd nomination). — Cirt (talk) 20:32, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Help needed with Piéton a tributary of the Sambre

Please see Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Humanities#Piéton a tributary of the Sambre -- PBS (talk) 23:21, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

YesYHelp given thanks. -- PBS (talk) 14:24, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

European Sleep Apnea Database deletion discussion

European Sleep Apnea Database is undergoing a deletion discussion, AFD page at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/European Sleep Apnea Database. — Cirt (talk) 03:49, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

French magazine up for deletion

This magazine about stamp collecting is up for deletion. Input from this project would be welcome. Philafrenzy (talk) 21:53, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Gilles d'Ambra Azzorpardi

Dear France experts: This author has written a lot of books. Is this a notable topic? Are there book reviews to be found in French? —Anne Delong (talk) 04:15, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

I'm not finding much, other than a few one- or two-paragraph descriptions. He doesn't appear to have an article on the French Wikipedia, though someone thinks he's notable enough to include him in a disambiguation page for Gilles Azzopardi (fr). Bms4880 (talk) 19:55, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

Native speaker needed :)

Hi, I'd be eternally grateful (and happy to DYK/GA review or copyedit work) if a native french speaker could watchlist Vercors Massif to make sure I am not making any egregious errors of translation as I attempt to translate the featured fr. article into english. Thank you in advance :) --Gilderien Chat|List of good deeds 22:39, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

My first read of your version leaves me no problem, no question, no doubt whatsoever. Tomorrow I'll compare both articles just to make sure. Akseli9 (talk) 21:02, 19 July 2014 (UTC)



Languages in censuses and Race and ethnicity in censuses

Pleas add information about this country to this articles. --Kaiyr (talk) 17:09, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Wolf attacks on humans in France

Here, if you would like to take a look, are two books not available in English: [1] and [2]. If you are interested in animal attacks, wolves, or French history, we need a French-speaking Wikipedian to improve the article Wolf attacks on humans and List of fatal wolf attacks, or maybe even create an article called maybe Wolf attacks on humans in France.

Either way, thanks for you contributions and happy editing! Chrisrus (talk) 01:37, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Infobox French region

Hello, I've a question about infobox homogeneity .

What is the convention to fill the flag and shield parameters of Template:Infobox French region? Do we need to use the national flag as in Martinique or Guadeloupe, or the emblems of the region, as in Alsace, Brittany and others? Or nothing as in Île-de-France, where only the reg_logo is filled? Opinions differ.

Regards, — M-le-mot-dit (T) 08:45, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

1958 elections

Hello, I have a quick question about the 1958 Natonal Assembly elections. Did they only occur in "Metropolitan" France, or also in the overseas territories? For some reason, in African MPs' biographies, there does not appear to be any figures for 1958 elections for MPs representing African territories (but there are for all previous elections - see e.g. Sourou Apithy. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! Number 57 20:58, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your interesting question. As far as I understand (I was not born ;-)...
Following this link : (Sièges pourvus par nomination : anciennes colonies d'Afrique noire 23) 23 députés were nominated, from the anciennes colonies d'Afrique noire.
The link you provide : Sourou Apithy. 30/11/1958 - 15/07/1959. It was a prolongation of his previous mandate. So, Sourou Apithy was nominated député because he was previously (in 1956) elected deputé and... the independences of all the african colonies where already planned.
From the 2nd paragraph in fr:Liste des députés de la Ire législature de la Cinquième République : « Elle a été marquée par le maintien en fonction jusqu'au 15 juillet 1959 des 33 députés des Territoires d'outre-mer élus précédemment » Automated translation : it was marked by the retention until 15 July 1959, 33 members of the Overseas Territories previously elected
What I can't understand, is a problem of numbers; 33, 23... it's not very clear.
TLTR: In short (and except Algeria, the Comores...) the elections did not occur in the overseas territories.
Sorry for my broken english and the mess; the period was messy, too, indeed.
Alvar 19:19, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

French language help needed

I am unable to find English language sources to respond to expansion requests for Heather Stewart-Whyte. Can someone help me translate French for the 3 stories listed at Template:Did you know nominations/Heather Stewart-Whyte.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 23:49, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

RfC Notification regarding Chevalier d'Eon

There is currently an RfC on the proper use of pronouns in the article Chevalier d'Eon, which falls within the scope of this Wikiproject. The RfC can be found here. Your comments and discussion on the matter would be appreciated. 0x0077BE [talk/contrib] 14:48, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Is there a mountain there?

Why is it called Mont. is2602:306:8047:CD60:812A:FAAF:9AB4:CC53 (talk) 23:15, 10 January 2015 (UTC) there a mountain there?

Why is what called Mont? Bms4880 (talk) 23:47, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

The world's largest country

At what point was France "the worlds largest country" ??? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:35, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

France is the largest country in West Europa (and in European Union) by area, but the second by population, after Germany (Figures here). — M-le-mot-dit (T) 13:48, 9 November 2014 (UTC)


Paris, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for an individual good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. Tim riley talk 14:36, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

That over, there's a few of us aiming to get the Paris article back into GA shape - and better, if possible. Any (especially knowledgable) help would be much much much much appreciated. Thanks! THEPROMENADER   18:25, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

RM which won't show up on alerts

There's a move request at Talk:Bayonne but it won't show up on Alerts because the template has been added to Talk:Bayonne (disambiguation). In ictu oculi (talk) 03:16, 14 November 2014 (UTC)


I edited the Black African Students Association in France/FEANF page recently. Added a few paragraphs about what tangible results their efforts brought about (housing specifically for African students studying in France, funding for various cultural endeavors). I also thought that it would be a good idea to add a section about the French response to the FEANF/Francophone West African student movement, since they didn't exist in a vortex and needed the funding and approval of the French administrators to enact change. I felt that the page needed a brief mention of how the colonial system affected and obscured the FEANF's political relationship with the French. Lippienyx (talk) 15:12, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

Plogonnec, Brittany

This stained glass of Saint Aelhaiarn (various spellings) is supposedly in one of the church windows there, presumably either Chapel(le) Saint-Théleau or -Thurien. Does anyone here live nearby or can anyone check some relevant French database? — LlywelynII 01:20, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Cabinet or Government of France

The usage of Government of France and the naming of Cabinet of France is up for discussion, see Talk:Cabinet of France -- (talk) 22:32, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation help needed for Angevin

Angevin, a disambiguation page related to this project, has about 36 incoming links. Any help fixing even a few of these would be greatly appreciated. Cheers! bd2412 T 14:23, 8 December 2014 (UTC)