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Duplication of articles - European Fisheries Agency and Community Fisheries Agency[edit]

Good morning, AS an staff member, I have spotted a duplication of articles referring the same European Agency:

Neither of them are correct, and the proper name of the Agency since January 1st 2012 is EFCA: European Fisheries Control Agency, which webpage is the following: — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aife74 (talkcontribs) 10:42, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for pointing this out. I have copied your comments to the discussion pages for each of the two articles, so that somebody well acquainted with the topic can perhaps merge / correct the articles. Trafford09 (talk) 00:18, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's History Month[edit]

Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:Spain will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in Spain's history, society and culture. We've created an event page on English Wikipedia (please translate!) and I hope you'll find the inspiration to participate. These events can take place off wiki, like edit-a-thons, or on wiki, such as themes and translations. Please visit the page here: WikiWomen's History Month. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing events take place! SarahStierch (talk) 22:09, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Need some help[edit]

A user is requesting that I restore an article that was deleted as not meeting notability guidelines (Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Jaume_Cañellas_Galindo_(2nd_nomination)). The user has created a proposed draft at User:Samen54. Could someone take a moment to ensure this meets the notability guidelines be ensuring references are 1) About the subject, 2) Significant, and 3) Independent? If so, I'll move this into the article space.--v/r - TP 14:13, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

Opinions sought re redlinks[edit]

Hola good folks. I come to seek your opinions re the redlinks in the article Dukedoms of Spain.

However, please don't respond here, but at the discussion at Dukedoms of Spain#Whether to remove the redlinks.

I've left my views there, and am curious to know if others have views they would care to add there also.

Thanks in advance, Trafford09 (talk) 00:05, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

Black ladino[edit]

Does anybody know of any more sources about the Black ladinos? This could be an interesting article to develop... WhisperToMe (talk) 07:17, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Spanish conquest of Guatemala FA nom[edit]

Hi all. I've just posted Spanish conquest of Guatemala as a Featured Article Candidate and invite any comments on its review page. Thanks, Simon Burchell (talk) 23:11, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

AFD's of Catalonia articles and suggestion[edit]

There are about 12 Catalonia articles up for deletion (see today's AFD's). Most are on obscure political historical topics, have no editors, and no sources, but good content. One suggestion would be to create a "Political History of Catalonia" article and put all of those orphans into it and bring them out of obscurity so that they can get a bit of attention. Or else give the individual article some attention. Sincerely,North8000 (talk) 13:13, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

The Spanish and Portuguese Empires rivalry[edit]

    The Spanish Empire reached its maximum expansion when it joined Portuguese Empire.

It occured in 1580, and everything continued going OK until 1640, date in which Portugal wanted to be independent again. The Portugueses would have been better with Spain and they would have obtained more benefits with Spain, the best Empire in that era. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:07, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Article for Spanish Wikipedia[edit]

Hi, folks. A while back I wrote an article on Japanese composer Minako Hamano which was deleted from the English Wikipedia as "unexpandable." Lest the research go to waste, I'd like to add the information to her entry in other language Wikipedias, but my language skills suck. I've made up a Spanish machine translation in my sandbox. Could I get someone who's good in Spanish to look at it and tidy up? Pkeets (talk) 16:58, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

The above has been done by someone.

category:Spanish male tennis players[edit]

Please can someone take a quick look at the first line of the lede for WP:BLP stub Sergio Gutierrez-Ferrol and check that the statement "Sergio Gutiérrez-Ferrol professionally known as Sergio Gutierrez-Ferrol" makes sense. I would assume that when playing professionally in Spain, France, Portugal Sergio Gutiérrez-Ferrol was allowed to keep his acento ortográfico, no matter whatever ITF rules say. Thanks. In ictu oculi (talk) 08:32, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

Since this is an English wikipedia make sure you also check in all the English news sources, the ITF and ATP, to see what name he plays tennis under. Also check the name he chose to register with at the ITF. His name in the lead was just now changed to Sergio Gutiérrez-Ferrol (previously at Sergio Gutierrez-Ferrol) which was left intact and not quickly reverted, but not to have the name listed in which he is registered to play tennis and used in almost all English sources is going a bit too far here. Fyunck(click) (talk) 08:49, 23 March 2012 (UTC)
When you say "chose" do you mean the ITF allows Spanish players to keep their acento ortográfico but Gutiérrez-Ferrol chose to replace "é" with "e"? My understanding was that there was no choice. In ictu oculi (talk) 11:18, 23 March 2012 (UTC)
He can chose to spell his name anyway he wants as far as I know as long as he uses the English alphabet. Novak Djokovic chose to add a J to his name for use in all things tennis. That is what he is known as around the world professionally. He could choose not to play professional tennis, but in doing so he needed an anglicized name. In Hollywood a studio pretty much owned Archie Leach. The studio who owned his rights probably told him he could choose any name as long as it was Cary Grant. Professional tennis gives players more leeway in case they want to add a letter to make it sound more to their liking. My preference is to open the lead with the most well known version of his name using pro tennis authorities ITF, ATP and Davis Cup plus English sources like the press and tv and magazines. Switching to the Foreign spelling first is not my choice but as long as both name versions are in the lead sentence I wasn't going to complain too much. Dropping either is not acceptable as it is helpful to readers to see both versions of his name. Fyunck(click) (talk) 18:57, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Hello Fyunck, thank for confirming that European tennis players do not have a choice in dropping accents under ITF systems. In which case what ITF does is irrelevant for WP purposes. Novak Djokovic (Новак Ђоковић) is a Serb, not a Croat or Slovene, so his name, at home, would usually be in Cyrillic. Sergio Gutiérrez-Ferrol is not Serbian and does not use a Cyrillic name. Nor is Sergio Gutiérrez-Ferrol an actor working under a WP:STAGENAME like Cary Grant. I think everyone appreciates the work you do on tennis articles, however, as per link I have given several times WP:Manual_of_Style/Biographies#First_mention gives the following examples and format:

First mention

While the article title should generally be the name by which the subject is most commonly known, the subject's full name should be given in the lead paragraph, if known. Many cultures have a tradition of not using the full name of a person in everyday reference, but the article should start with the complete version. For example:

  • (from Fidel Castro): Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born August 13, 1926) ...
  • (from François Mitterrand): François Maurice Adrien Marie Mitterrand (October 26, 1916 – January 8, 1996) ...
  • (from Brian Jones): Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones (28 February 1942 – 3 July 1969) ...

Cheers In ictu oculi (talk) 01:08, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

No problem but choice has nothing to do with it at all. We use what the English sources tell us to do, chosen or not. Fyunck(click) (talk) 01:30, 24 March 2012 (UTC)
Dear Fyunck, I'm afraid you introduced the concept of "choice" not me with: Also check the name he chose to register with at the ITF. I judge it reasonable for me to flag that is not a choice. Cheers. In ictu oculi (talk) 01:48, 24 March 2012 (UTC)
He has a choice of what name to use as long as it is Anglicized. But it doesn't matter even if he was told what name he was going to use. If you are told to use Fred Fredlich by the ITF, and then the ATP also decided to use Fred Fredlich, and then the NY Times and ABC and Davis Cup... till everyone knew you as Fred Fredlich, then that's what you would be listed on here at wikipedia. We would also list you natural born name if it was Ace Ventura, but you would be listed here as Fred. So it doesn't matter how it happens all that matters is can we find sources for it. Fyunck(click) (talk) 08:29, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── As before this is the ITF interface.

Please do not input å â ñ é ö or any other letter which is not part of the English alphabet (ITF)

Therefore your comment "Also check the name he chose to register with at the ITF" is misleading. The category:Spanish male tennis players contains BLP inaccuracies as a result. In ictu oculi (talk) 16:40, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

Queen Doña Isabel II of Spain[edit]

I have no idea if there anyone here who could help me ou with this one, but it wouldn't hurt trying: does anyone knows if there is any book with good photographs of Queen Doña Isabel II of Spain? Does anyone knows which photo of hers is the oldest? --Lecen (talk) 17:06, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

portaits of spain politicians[edit]

Hi, in the wikiArS project with Llotja school of art, in witch I'm involved, the illustration student Gerard Pla had produced free licence portaits of 20th-century Spanish politicians from the first transitional and democratic governments after Franco dictatorship. If someone wants to use them in any article you can found it here or here. --Dvdgmz (talk) 11:21, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

That is a very useful resource, thank you for letting us know. Jezhotwells (talk) 13:17, 20 April 2012 (UTC)


Would anyone here be willing to have a look-see at Ataria? It was deleted at AfD for lack of notability and was very close to a complete copyvio. I did some work on it prior to restoring it to mainspace but it's still somewhat lacking. I wondered if anyone might know of some more local sources that might not come up via Google or a good starting point? I've also posted this to the Museums WikiProject. Thanks! StarM 20:05, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

New Spain Portal[edit]

I've been in the process of revamping the New Spain portal page on Wikipedia, and would like to know if anyone would like to assist me during this process. I also would like to get the page to be allied with the history of Spain (the Spanish Empire). I don't have a Wikiproject page for it, and not trying to do so at the moment, though. Contact me on my page if your interested, and thanks for reading. LeftAire (talk) 00:19, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

Child theft during Franquism[edit]

I just found this article. It's newly created by someone whose first language probably isn't English. I've fixed the spelling but it is a little incoherent and could do with the attention of someone familiar with this period of Spanish history to tidy it up. Thanks. QU TalkQu 19:12, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

Ongoing Asturian miners' strike[edit]

Do we have an article for this? – Arms & Hearts (talk) 18:06, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

I couldn't find one, so I created 2012 Asturian miners' strike. Input appreciated. – Arms & Hearts (talk) 01:27, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

Perth requested-move notification[edit]

A requested move survey was started at Talk:Perth_(disambiguation)#Requested_move, which proposes to move:

Background: There was [[] a previous requested-move survey] which ran from late May to mid June. There was a great deal of controversy surrounding the closure and subsequent events, which involved a number of reverts and re-reverts which are the subject of an ongoing arbitration case. There was a move review process, which was closed with a finding that the original requested-move closure was endorsed; however, the move review process is relatively new and untried. — P.T. Aufrette (talk) 03:33, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

Where is MOS:SPAIN?[edit]

Hi can someone direct me to the location of the WP Spain equivalent of

Thanks In ictu oculi (talk) 15:31, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

Fist European Settlement: Spanish name is misspelled?[edit]

Hello I found in the Colonial history of the United States that the first European settlement in USA current land was founded by Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón and was named San Miguel de Gualdape. However, the Spanish Wikipedia entry for Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón [1] clearly indicates that the name is San Miguel de Guadalupe. An internet search shows other names like "San Miguel de Guadalpe" and "San Miguel de Guandape".

The "Gualdape" version is only found in English entries but is not found in any Spanish text, not even a word or location similar to "Gualdape". There are many Spanish words that start with "Guadal..." and even famous locations as Guadalupe, Guadalajara.

Given that this is the First European Settlement in the USA soil and the importance in Spain, South Carolina and USA history as such, the name should be correctly spelled, whichever the spelling is.

I am sure that the Spanish documents of the colony will provide the correct information on this name as Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón was a high ranked official of the Spanish Crown, appointed by the king itself.

Heosphoros (talk) 07:39, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

May Revolution[edit]

There's a FAC open for the article May Revolution at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/May Revolution/archive5. All comments are welcomed. Cambalachero (talk) 00:43, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Spanish-review[edit]

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Justo Pérez de Urbel[edit]

Someone who knows more than I about the cultural history of the early years of Francoist Spain may be able to answer a question I posed at Wikipedia:Reference desk/Humanities#Justo Pérez de Urbel. If so, please reply there, rather than here. - Jmabel | Talk 05:50, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

Third party sought[edit]

I'm looking for a third party to review a content dispute. Ordinarily, I'd go to WP:3O, but the topic is particularly related to this WikiProject, so I hoped to find a more knowledgeable person here to help.

The dispute is over content presently located at User:Itzcoatzin. This user originally created a page that presently resides at Zambrano (surname), presenting a history of this surname and its notable holders. I and other editors edited the original author's work rather heavily, producing the version that exists today. Itzcoatzin wished to continue developing his version of the article, and has produced his present version on his user page. He then asked for feedback on his version, which I provided. Itzcoatzin is not satisfied with my evaluation of his work.

I would like an independent reviewer to look at Itzcoatzin's work and provide an unbiased opinion, as this user believes that I have not been fair with his work. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 17:43, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

Spanish MOS Needed?[edit]

I noted three months back to a couple of IPA pronunciation expert editors that Category:Wikipedia_Manual_of_Style_(regional) has:

but not:

Is there really nothing at all that could benefit by giving guidance? For instance:
  1. Like when to use a Catalan place name, when to use a Spanish one?
  2. Like whether to use accents on capitals, like Oscar or Óscar?
  3. IPA pronunciation?
  4. Spelling between Iberian and American varieties of Spanish?
  5. How to treat Quechua (Runa Simi) and other articles?
  6. and so on?

In ictu oculi (talk) 07:40, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

Please feel free to draft one and raise an RFC. But be prepared for endless edit warring between those who favour Castilian, those who favour regional languages and those who favour English without diacritics. Jezhotwells 08:23, 10 August 2012 (UTC)
I understand that risk. MOS pages can be for people who don't contribute to articles but like to order around those who do. Nevertheless, Catalan and Valencian for Catalonia and Valencia, and 100% Spanish accents for all Iberian & Lat-Am articles are already defacto part of en.wp. I suggest those who want to argue with how en.wp should be go and each create their "MY.WP". But if there are editors who are prepared to start from the consensus that already exists in existing articles and provide detail on the above, for example... In ictu oculi (talk) 09:38, 10 August 2012 (UTC)
Well, I am happy for an attempt to sort this out. Do you want to start a draft on a user sub-page or perhaps a project sub-page? Jezhotwells (talk) 09:46, 10 August 2012 (UTC)
No it would need several editors input. But I'd see it as being documenting what editors already do, for those with less experience. For format someone could translate the sections in Wikipedia:Manual of Style/France & French-related onto Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Spain & Spanish-related and then leave the content blank for brief infill after talk Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Spain & Spanish-related. In ictu oculi (talk) 10:06, 10 August 2012 (UTC)
An MOS should do the work of preventing edit warring by providing a centralized discussion for policy issues. If there's real disagreement about when to do one thing or another, then it sounds like an MOS is needed. I say click here or here and start it. — Ƶ§œš¹ [ãːɱ ˈfɹ̠ˤʷɪ̃ə̃nlɪ] 16:50, 10 August 2012 (UTC)
Well, for better or worse, based on the responses above started Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Spain & Spanish-related articles. In ictu oculi (talk) 05:22, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

EuskoTran requested move[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:EuskoTran#Requested move. -- Trevj (talk) 12:15, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

New article: Alternativa Popular Canaria[edit] doesn't have a lot of coverage of Canarian nationalist issues, so I translated Alternativa Popular Canaria. Hope folks find this interesting; let me know if there's a better way to translate some of the local election terms, but overall I think I'm pretty close. Hope some folks find this interesting. MatthewVanitas (talk) 20:11, 29 September 2012 (UTC)

Don Domingo d'Yriarte[edit]

Could anyone find more info on him? All I can find is that around 1792 he was a Spanish envoy/ambassador to France; in 1795 he was one of the last diplomats to leave Poland (Warsaw), where he was an ambassador, and later he was a Spanish diplomat in Vienna or Berlin. He held the noble rank of a marquis. That's not enough for a stub, even. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 00:18, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

We need outside opinions[edit]

RfC: Did the the Crown of Castile end in 1812 or in 1715? --Enric Naval (talk) 11:47, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

Fortun Sanchez De Zambrana[edit] Anyone from Zambrana spain? This information is from ebooks from Spanish National records.

Jose Luis Zambrano De Santiago (talk) Jose Luis Zambrano De Santiago (talk) 20:47, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

Help translating es:Asociación Democracia Real Ya, related with ¡Democracia Real YA![edit]

Hello. Can someone translate from spanish to english this article? es:Asociación Democracia Real Ya. It is the new association from the old Plataforma ¡Democracia Real YA!. Thanks in advance. --AeroPsico (talk) 18:23, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

Spanish peseta article[edit]

I find many things wrong with this page:

  • I find it shallow and inadequate;
  • it has many bold assertions, but few references;
  • its note does not strike me as a neutral point of view: it sounds very pro-Catalan, or at least anti-Castilian

I would like it re-assessed

John of Cromer in China (talk) mytime= Mon 17:56, wikitime= 09:56, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

The Spanish actress who named a crater on Venus - who was she?[edit]

The craters on Venus is named after different famous women in history, of which many has articles here. But who was the "M. A. Fernandez" who is listed under F in the List of craters on Venus? Her full name is not there, it only says "M. A. Fernandez, Spanish actress (18th century)". Does any one know? She should have an article here, perhaps someone here, being members on Wikiproject Spain, can give me her name? I would be happy to start one. Thank you.--Aciram (talk) 01:35, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Proposal to lift Gibraltar-related DYK restrictions[edit]

A few months ago, there was a discussion on Wikipedia talk:Did you know about Gibraltar-related DYKs on the Main Page. I am proposing that the temporary restrictions on such DYKs, which were imposed in September 2012, should be lifted and have set out a case for doing so at Wikipedia talk:Did you know/Gibraltar-related DYKs. These restrictions also affect articles about Spain covering southern Andalusia from San Roque to Tarifa, including Algeciras and the surrounding region. If you have a view on this, please comment at that page. Prioryman (talk) 22:29, 13 February 2013 (UTC)


What does the abbreviation "S. Fr." mean in Spanish please? Mjroots (talk) 08:52, 21 March 2013 (UTC)


The killer bull just died. Now, we really need a photo. Surely many snapshots were taken. Is there some sort of CC Flickr equivalent used in Spain? If so, pls tell me or give it a quick search. Many thanks. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 23:50, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

List of tapas[edit]

If there are famous items missing, please add the name and I will follow up with descriptions and try to find images. Thanks, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 04:00, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

Category:1982–83 in Spanish rugby union[edit]

Category:1982–83 in Spanish rugby union and 24 other similar categories, which are all within the scope of this WikiProject, have been nominated for merger to parent categories. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 13:22, 3 April 2013 (UTC)


I'll start assesing unassessed articles, if someone wants to help me, I'd sincerely thank them :) Nafield (talk) 08:40, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

1975 Spanish Grand Prix[edit]

Hello WP Spain.

I came across the article 1975 Spanish Grand Prix, which was rated by this WP as B-class in 2007. However, a quick look at the short list of references shows it is a clear start-class article. Please either improve the references or reassess the article. Thanks, Zoke (talk) 16:19, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

Beach articles in Ibiza[edit]

Cala Vadella • Platja Port d’es Torrent • Cala d’Hort • Cala Bassa • Platja S'Estanyol • Cala Salada • Agua Blanca (Ibiza).
Much of the content of the above listed pages has been removed as it has been deemed spam, much of which I disagree with. Most of the script was information related to this beach which would be relevant if the reader had an interest in making a visit to the beach. Much of this content can be found on other Beach articles on Wikipedia and I give an example here, Salt Point State Park. I think that most of this information should be reinstated but I will wait for some comments and consensus here.  stavros1  ♣  07:02, 6 April 2013 (UTC)


On which basis it is decided that crucial geographic articles about the main mountain systems in Spain such as Montes de Toledo are "low importance"? What are the parameters for "high importance" in WikiProject Spain? I would have setteld even for mid-importance, but "Low" is definitely far-fetched.Xufanc (talk) 04:20, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Just looking at your one example, I can see that RedWolf (talk · contribs) assessed the article after your creation of the talk page. He is a member of WP:MOUNTAINS but not WP:SPAIN so he has no standing to assess for Spain. Feel free to re-assess for Spain yourself. I certainly won't object. Elizium23 (talk) 04:32, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
Thankyou for the swift reply.Xufanc (talk) 05:39, 8 April 2013 (UTC)


Please see contributions of editor Gavanzo, who is out to remove reference to Catalan nationality in biographies of prominent Catalan people. Elizium23 (talk) 07:31, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Rail accident Accidente ferroviario de Arévalo de 2010 has no English article[edit]

Who wants to write a stub on the es:Accidente ferroviario de Arévalo de 2010? Currently it has no English article. Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 15:35, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

File:Iberian woman 100 A.D.jpg[edit]

File:Iberian woman 100 A.D.jpg has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 04:02, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

Suicide in Spain[edit]

I would hope that someone here knows what to do with this article. It is a mess, and it solely focuses on one factor of the cause. --George Ho (talk) 16:31, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

1704 - Paths taken by Simon Susarte .jpg[edit]

image:1704 - Paths taken by Simon Susarte .jpg has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 05:41, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

Good article reassessment requested for Spanish Civil War article[edit]

Spanish Civil War, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for a community 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. Isthisuseful (talk) 21:25, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

Train accidents which do not yet have English articles[edit]

Is anyone interested in starting stubs on these train accidents in Spain?

Thanks, WhisperToMe (talk) 14:42, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

Mahon, Mahón or Maó[edit]

For some reason the article on the town of Mahon on the island of Menorca/Minorca has been called "Port Mahon".

I'm not sure where the "port" thing has come from. I have never seen or heard of the town ever being called this. A google search provides nothing to support this name and the official website calls it simply Mahon. Even in Spanish/Catalan it is just Mahón or Maó- never Puerto Mahón or Port de Maó.

I have started a discussion at Talk:Port_Mahon#Requested_move_2 to get the name corrected, if people would like to comment.

--Rushton2010 (talk) 23:11, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

{{Countries and territories of the Mediterranean Sea}}[edit]

Template:Countries and territories of the Mediterranean Sea (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs) has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 10:45, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Juan Palarea y Blanes[edit]

Dear Spain experts: This article has been waiting in the Afc for over two weeks. Would anyone like to review it? —Anne Delong (talk) 22:25, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

It's been declined now. —Anne Delong (talk) 04:29, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

Santisima Trinidad harried by Terpsichore.jpg[edit]

image:Santisima Trinidad harried by Terpsichore.jpg has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 06:34, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Spanish MOS[edit]

Are there any editors interested in getting Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Spain & Spanish-related articles improved to the status were it can be RFC-ed for a formal guidelina as WP:FRMOS is? If so please comment on [[Talk:Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Spain & Spanish-related articles]]. Thanks. In ictu oculi (talk) 06:59, 11 September 2013 (UTC)


The usage of Rousillon (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) is under discussion, see talk:Rousillon (horse) -- (talk) 04:46, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Category:Collars of the Order of Civil Merit[edit]

Category:Collars of the Order of Civil Merit has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 08:37, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

AfC submission[edit]

You might be interested in this submission. Regards, FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 22:20, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Requested move for Lorca[edit]

There's a move request to place Lorca at Lorca, Spain to avoid ambiguity of the title with Federico García Lorca. Diego (talk) 06:21, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

Spanish conquest of Petén FA nom[edit]

Hi all. I've just posted Spanish conquest of Petén as a Featured Article Candidate and invite any comments on its review page. Thanks, Simon Burchell (talk) 21:34, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:Spain#Spanish Empire (1580-1640)[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Spain#Spanish Empire (1580-1640). Elizium23 (talk) 15:35, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

Featured portal review[edit]

Portal:Basque has been nominated for a featured portal review and may lose its status as a featured portal. Reviewers' concerns are set out here. Please leave your comments (which can include "keep" or "delist") and help the portal to be of featured quality. The instructions for the review process are here. Sven Manguard Wha? 05:06, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

English exonyms for place names[edit]

English_exonyms#Spain. Can someone check this please. See also article Talk. Many thanks. In ictu oculi (talk) 04:05, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Does anyone with this project have any issues with this edit? Thanks. Dohn joe (talk) 19:51, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
That's a fair question to ask, and helps concentrate the issue for Spain. In this case somewhat ironic too given that you've removed

*Menorca : Minorca English uses the Italian spelling, also Menorca

while the Talk:Minorca → Menorca RM is ongoing.
I'd be quite happy to stand way back and let regular WP Spain contributors fix up the section as they see fit. In ictu oculi (talk) 08:35, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

Article about Ribadeo[edit]

This is not proper English, somebody has pulled it through an automatic translator it seems. It needs to be rewritten. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:28, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

Translation has been revised Noyster (talk) 14:13, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

2 questions about Santiago de Compostela[edit]

In editing Santiago de Compostela, I've run across two questions I have not been able to find that answer to either by looking through related WP pages or by searching Google Books: (1) Which Pope/s acknowledged Alfonso and Asturias? and, (2) When exactly did Compostela become capital of Galicia? Thanks, Aristophanes68 (talk) 02:26, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Help with Spanish language sources?[edit]

Hi! I'm looking for some help with translating sources for the article on Luis Coloma. I'm having some luck with English language sources, but most of the better sources are in Spanish. I can read Spanish up to a degree and can use Google Translate to get some of the words that I can't figure out on my own, but the problem is that I can't really get the nuances and finer details with my bare bones Spanish knowledge. I've done relatively well so far, but I would really love it if someone can pull a little more from the sources currently on the article. There is an entry on the Spanish language WP, which should help a little with finding information. I'll try to stock the article with as many sources as I can, but I definitely need a little help on this one. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 04:50, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

mistakes in Tomás de Morla y Pacheco, 3rd Conde de Cartaojal[edit]

Please leave your comments in: Talk:Tomás de Morla y Pacheco, 3rd Conde de Cartaojal--Alexmar983 (talk) 13:05, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Día Internacional de Hablar como un Pirata[edit]

Dear Spain experts:

This old Afc submission is not in English, and will soon be deleted as a stale draft unless someone cares to work on translating it. Is this a notable topic, or should it be let go? —Anne Delong (talk) 13:55, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

It is a translation of International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Go ahead and delete it. Elizium23 (talk) 17:32, 13 February 2014 (UTC)
Too bad, we can all use another holiday.... it's gone. Thanks! —Anne Delong (talk) 14:23, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

More opinions needed[edit]

Please submit your comments regarding on-going discussions at Talk:Latin_peoples (talk) 11:52, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Carlos Rodríguez Braun[edit]

Dear Spain experts: This old abandoned Afc submission about a professor and journalist is soon to be deleted as a stale draft. The article has claims to notability, but no independent sources. I'd like to add some, but I don't speak Spanish. I can't find a university profile, and without knowing the language it's hard to separate news reports about him from those he has written as a journalist. Is this a notable person, and should the article be kept? —Anne Delong (talk) 13:04, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Popular pages tool update[edit]

As of January, the popular pages tool has moved from the Toolserver to Wikimedia Tool Labs. The code has changed significantly from the Toolserver version, but users should notice few differences. Please take a moment to look over your project's list for any anomalies, such as pages that you expect to see that are missing or pages that seem to have more views than expected. Note that unlike other tools, this tool aggregates all views from redirects, which means it will typically have higher numbers. (For January 2014 specifically, 35 hours of data is missing from the WMF data, which was approximated from other dates. For most articles, this should yield a more accurate number. However, a few articles, like ones featured on the Main Page, may be off).

Web tools, to replace the ones at tools:~alexz/pop, will become available over the next few weeks at toollabs:popularpages. All of the historical data (back to July 2009 for some projects) has been copied over. The tool to view historical data is currently partially available (assessment data and a few projects may not be available at the moment). The tool to add new projects to the bot's list is also available now (editing the configuration of current projects coming soon). Unlike the previous tool, all changes will be effective immediately. OAuth is used to authenticate users, allowing only regular users to make changes to prevent abuse. A visible history of configuration additions and changes is coming soon. Once tools become fully available, their toolserver versions will redirect to Labs.

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Latin peoples article deletion[edit]

Article Latin peoples has been nominated for deletion. Please discuss. Diego (talk) 11:53, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

RfC concerning 305 articles mentioning "Pablo/Pau" Casals[edit]

Probably should have notified WP Spain of this RfC earlier, but WP Music was notified. There is a RfC on Talk:Pablo Casals which is self explanatory which concerns 305 articles mentioning Pablo/Pau Casals; 275 have "Pablo", 30 have "Pau" which mainly relate to Catalan culture topics including Catalan people, Gold Medal of the Generalitat of Catalonia, El cant dels ocells, Josep Maria Corredor i Pomés, Lluïsa Vidal, Francesc Pujols, Costa Brava, El Vendrell, Palau de la Música Catalana, List of Catalans, Music of Catalonia etc.

The 275, i.e. 90% of 305 articles, which already have "Pablo" are probably unaffected by the RfC. The proposal regarding the remaining 10%, the 30 articles which currently have "Pau", should as said above be self-explanatory. In ictu oculi (talk) 12:10, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

About municipalities and parishes with the same name in Asturias[edit]

Hi, people.

There are a lot of municipalities in Asturias which its capital is a parish with the same name (e.g., Villaviciosa and the parish, Cangas de Onís and the parish...). My request is about merging this kind of articles, like in the Spanish wikipedia, where the parish with the name of the municipality is explained in the main article. I hope I explained this well. Thank you.

Gonzaka (talk) 21:59, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

AfC submission - 05/03[edit]

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Nature Reserve Banks of Castronuño. FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 16:29, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Help with an article?[edit]

I would like to request some help finding sources for Lina Morgan and fleshing the article out. She appears to be a pretty major player in Spain from what I can see on her Spanish language WP entry. I'm going to try to do what I can, but I've got some time and translation issues as I can really only speak/read Spanish on a 100 level and I'd like for a fluent editor to help oversee things and contribute where they can. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 10:54, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Agustín Blánquez Fraile[edit]

Dear editors: The Spanish version of the above article ( appears to have more references, but I don't understand Spanish. Are any of them useful in improving the Afc draft? Is this a notable professor? —Anne Delong (talk) 03:08, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Now in mainspace thanks to Noyster and DGGAnne Delong (talk) 10:04, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

opinions needed for correct English article title for UPyD[edit]

I have iniatiated a Requested Move (WP:RM/CM) for Union, Progress and Democracy to Progress and Democracy Union as the correct translation of UPyD's official party name. Opinions are welcome. Gracias. --Hvd69 (talk) 23:52, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

AfC submission - 08/04[edit]

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Jewish poetry from Al-Andalus. FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 19:59, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Antonio Luque[edit]

Dear Spain experts: This old Afc submission is about a professor who has an article in the Spanish Wikipedia HERE. There appear to be quite a few references in the Spanish version. Is there someone who could use these to cite the English one? It would be nice to move this to mainspace. —Anne Delong (talk) 22:26, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Now expanded and referenced: Noyster (talk), 15:36, 10 May 2014 (UTC)
...and happily living at Antonio Luque. —Anne Delong (talk) 09:59, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Invitation to User Study[edit]

Would you be interested in participating in a user study? We are a team at University of Washington studying methods for finding collaborators within a Wikipedia community. We are looking for volunteers to evaluate a new visualization tool. All you need to do is to prepare for your laptop/desktop, web camera, and speaker for video communication with Google Hangout. We will provide you with a Amazon gift card in appreciation of your time and participation. For more information about this study, please visit our wiki page ( If you would like to participate in our user study, please send me a message at Wkmaster (talk) 23:03, 25 April 2014 (UTC).

Verbena (fair)[edit]

Please see Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Poland#Odpust_parafialny_in_English. I think it is doubtful the Polish odpust event is similar to the Spanish verbena. Please comment at the linked thread if you have any thoughts. Thanks! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 04:04, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

Fuentes, explorer, 1640?[edit]

Please see Talk:Fuentes_(surname)#Fuentes.2C_explorer.2C_1640.3F. Re Bartolomeo de Fonte or Bartolomeo Fuentes (if that's even the right form of "Bartholomew" in Spanish). See Anian.Skookum1 (talk) 16:41, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

AfC submission - 16/05[edit]

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Holy Week in Valladolid. FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 20:46, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been featured[edit]

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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

Sebastián de Covarrubias and the Tesoro de la lengua castellana o española[edit]

I proposed that the stub article Sebastián de Covarrubias be merged to Tesoro de la lengua castellana o española, about a dictionary he wrote. Although the discussion was started in April, so far only two other editors have commented, one opposing and one supporting the proposal. Additional opinions are welcome at Talk:Tesoro de la lengua castellana o española. Cnilep (talk) 03:37, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

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) 18:52, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet For Wikiproject Spain At Wikimania 2014[edit]

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

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Adikhajuria (talk) 12:13, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Living people on EN wiki who are dead on other wikis[edit]

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. Carlos Castrodeza: fr:Décès en 2012

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 08:59, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

Corrected this: Noyster (talk), 10:03, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Navarre template RfC[edit]

Project members are invited to look at Template_talk:Navarre-geo-stub#RfC:_Which_image_should_be_used_on_this_template. – S. Rich (talk) 04:49, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

María del Monte[edit]

I'd be translate an article about the singer María del Monte in my sandbox, but i have some problems to give it relevance despite her long music career and the references. I don't know where still searching. Can you guys help me. I'm working in this link. --Ravave (talk) 18:08, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Illegal Immigration into Spain[edit]

Considering the boatloads of illegal Muslim immigrants from Morocco, I am surprised the how the Wiki article of illegal immigration in Spain isn't even mentioned. How is Spain handling this influx and the related social issues? — Preceding unsigned comment added by PastorSamIam (talkcontribs) 10:19, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

Languages in censuses and Race and ethnicity in censuses[edit]

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

Possibly useful template--feedback or usage requested[edit]

See Template:Wiktes I have made this template to ease the process of making Wiktionary links on Spanish orthography. What do you think? Right now, there is only one transclusion in this article but I think it would be simple and useful for Spanish-language text in the English Wikipedia. —Justin (koavf)TCM 02:54, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Many thanks to Justin for this, a most useful facility which will add value whenever we quote a Spanish word within an article, especially when it is problematic to give a one-word English equivalent. (All you do is insert, e.g. ''{{wiktes|gusto}}'' and any reader clicking on the word will see details in English of the different senses of gusto. Try it here: gusto): Noyster (talk), 16:48, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Proper terminology for the lead of Almohad Caliphate[edit]

For those interested, there is currently a discussion at Talk:Almohad_Caliphate#Caliphate.2C_dynasty regarding whether the Almohad Caliphate should be referred to as a caliphate or a dynasty in the lead. MezzoMezzo (talk) 16:24, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

w:es:Wikiproyecto:Wikimedia en langues régionales de España[edit]

I invite to participate. And create table for wikipedia of Hispanoamérica.--Kaiyr (talk) 12:51, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Monuments of Spain Challenge[edit]

Wikimedia España invites you to join the Monuments of Spain Challenge. And what’s that? It’s a contest. You have to edit, translate or expand articles about the Spanish monuments and you will be granted points. So you’re not just writing about wonderful buildings: you can get prizes!

The time of the contest will include all October and any information you may need is right here.

Join in and good luck!

B25es on behalf of Wikimedia España. — Preceding unsigned comment added by B25es (talkcontribs) 04:46, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

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) 22:48, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Iván (singer)[edit]

Does anyone have access to Spanish pop chart info from the 70s/80s to add that info to Iván (singer)? He was apparently quite the pop star back in the day, but english language sources are limited, as is my access to Spanish sources, not to mention my command of the Spanish language. -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 02:27, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

"Asturian Mountain"[edit]

FYI, the usage of "Asturian Mountain" is up for discussion, see Talk:Asturian Mountain -- (talk) 06:14, 3 October 2014 (UTC)