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Useful subpages[edit]

New: Portal: Palatine Forest[edit]

I've just created a new portal for the Palatine Forest and intend to steadily add articles, many of which are still red links. Please feel free to help! Regards. --Bermicourt (talk) 13:11, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

Music of Germany: Reorganisation[edit]

The current Music of Germany article is a mess, to say the least. It's a huge patchwork without any proper systematic order. So I proposed a reorganisation. Please check and participate: Talk:Music of Germany#Reorganisation of the article -- Horst-schlaemma (talk) 16:15, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

List of seaside resorts in Germany[edit]

Just created this lovely list, feel free to participate and turn some of the red into blue links! :) Cheers Horst-schlaemma (talk) 14:42, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Cool! --Bermicourt (talk) 21:57, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Portal:Rhineland-Palatinate[edit]

The portal for Rhineland-Palatinate is now up and running, although there are still some tweaks needed. Can someone who knows how add the link to this article please. --Bermicourt (talk) 21:57, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Wagner[edit]

We still show Wagner in 2014? Is there nobody relevant to this year? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:26, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Should we just drop the News section? It is becoming embarrassingly un-new... —Kusma (t·c) 16:49, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
I came to ask the same. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:47, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
I commented it out. If anybody wishes to revive the news section, they have my blessing (I can't promise the necessary wikitime these days). —Kusma (t·c) 08:09, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Dom-Römer Project in Frankfurt[edit]

Hi! I started an article on the Dom-Römer Project in the old town of Frankfurt, please help to extend it. Thanks! -- Cheers Horst-schlaemma (talk) 16:02, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

FYI: The Signpost on WikiProject Germany[edit]

The Wikipedia Signpost in its current issue has conducted an interview with users Gerda Arendt, Kusma, and Agathoclea about the background to WikiProject Germany. Congratulations to you, and thank you for the insight you've provided in the talk. I think it's particularly interesting to everyone who is not that much into English Wikipedia and wants to learn more about the history of the project. Must read! ;) --Aschmidt (talk) 23:58, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Portal:Hesse[edit]

Shouldn't one of Germany's biggest states get some proper portal? :) It's home to Frankfurt alpha metropolis and stuff after all. Cheers, Horst-schlaemma (talk) 10:55, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

There's the German de:Portal:Hessen and de:Portal:Frankfurt Rhein-Main so far. -- Horst-schlaemma (talk) 10:56, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
It's on my radar. Meanwhile I've just created Portal:Holy Roman Empire. --Bermicourt (talk) 09:09, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
Portal:Hesse now added. --Bermicourt (talk) 11:42, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for that, great work. Just curious, do you have a script to compare de-Wiki links and en-Wiki links or do you look "manually" for analogous links? GermanJoe (talk) 22:34, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
I do it manually. First I use MS Word and use "replace" to change common words and do an initial tidy up. Then I preview it on Wikipedia and go through all the red links on the English page, clicking their German Wiki equivalent and seeing if there's an English article. If there is I change the red link to point to it. I also spot any templates that aren't working and sort those out. Then I save the English Wiki version and continue to tidy up, mainly the subpages. Some portals are easier than others, though. Portal:East Frisia had images and articles of the month that rotated automatically every month - great idea but very complicated! --Bermicourt (talk) 13:59, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
It's kind of a late idea, but would it help to collect en-Wiki article links for German articles via Wikidata? Wikidata stores links to all language versions, so could offer information about any de-Wiki <-> en-Wiki equivalent articles (if a script writer would code such a tool ...). A tool to collect all Wikidata items from a given Wiki-page already exists. GermanJoe (talk) 15:23, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
I don't know. The Workshop page for Portal:Hesse is linked to a catscan tool that is supposed to collect data, although I think it's offline at the moment. If that worked properly it may be able to pull data from either Wikipedia if set up correctly. But unfortunately I'm just a translator, not a software technician or Wiki code expert. --Bermicourt (talk) 16:24, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Portal assessment[edit]

I have tried to clean up portal assessment, mostly to separate main portal pages from statistical logs and subpages in the assessment overview. Using the following rough criteria:

  • Top - Germany (duh)
  • High - States, top cities, former German countries, topics of central importance
  • Mid - Regions, other cities, other Germany-related topics
  • Low - only vaguely related to Germany or a specialist niche topic
  • NA - portal-related subpages, statistics and logs.

If you know (or create) other Germany-related portals, please tag them too. GermanJoe (talk) 00:38, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

Well done, GJ. --Bermicourt (talk) 09:07, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

New portal[edit]

I've just created a new portal for the Holy Roman Empire here: P:HRE. Do feel free to enhance it and add missing articles. --Bermicourt (talk) 09:10, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

Grass[edit]

I'm a great fan of Günter Grass, but his death occurred six months ago. Time for something different in this spot. Sca (talk) 15:28, 31 October 2015 (UTC)