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JHK deplored the poor state of this entry, when it was a stub. The article is now vastly improved, thanks to the kind efforts of an anonymous contributor.
- It is still far too short for a city of such historical import. 188.8.131.52 23:10, 10 September 2006 (UTC)
- I've looked over the article and it feels to me that the article was far greater in length and quality last year when I last looked it up. What areas do people feel need to be expanded. I live here and could do some research and update what needs updating. TurboManiacal 11:31, 4 February 2007 (UTC)
- After viewing and comparing the German version of the Worms article I can see a vast difference in quality. I'll try to begin bringing some of their information over into the English article. Some of it will be easy...other parts will require extensive use of a dictionary. TurboManiacal 12:26, 4 February 2007 (UTC)
- I've added a few sections on Geography and expanded initial paragraph. I'll visit the museums this weekend to back up my admittedly weak German translation - agreed a lot of these sections are very weak and really don't do the city's history justice. Any German speakers want to assist? TurboManiacal 14:55, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
Is the infobox supposed to have a black background colour? The text is impossible to read, and it looks ugly. -- 184.108.40.206 03:37, 18 October 2005 (UTC)
Still has further to go
"Augusta Vangionum this gave the settlement its romanized but originally Celtic name Borbetomagus." Sorry folks, but that statement is nonsensical. This is only a cursory glance. There might be more of the ilk.Dave 01:28, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
If you try to look up "Worms" in Wikipedia, instead of arriving at this article you get sent to a page about the animal, so you follow the disambiguation notice at the top, and then right at the bottom of the list is a link to this article. If the city was called "Worm" I would understand, but when looking up "Worms" I would certainly expect a serious encyclopedia to lead me to this page first. It is also interesting to note that this article is at "Worms, Germany". The title seems odd given that settlements in the United States for example, have titles of the format "Somewhere, State". Shouldn't this be at "Worms, Rhineland-Palatinate", if it needs to be disambiguated at all. These inconsistencies and national biases do make Wikipedia look incredibly amateurish. 220.127.116.11 23:10, 10 September 2006 (UTC)
- Actually it would be Rheinland-Pfalz but yeah the association in the U.S. by state and here in Germany by City is made not only by Americans but by Germans themselves (my experience). Germany has what...16 states and it is the physical size of Montana? Germans tend to associate more by City than by state, often by Region which is not necessarily tied to state. It's odd as Worms really does fall in the Rhein-Hesson area and is quite near the border of 3 states so the identity is somewhat mixed here. I'd imagine that the lack of a state identity is a result of where the powerbase falls in the political construct of the governing nation - It's a question for the sociologists and not necessarily a reflection on Wikipedia or the people that contribute to it. TurboManiacal 11:00, 4 February 2007 (UTC)
Worms was heavily bombed on the night of February 21-22, 1945 by the Royal Air Force during the last few months of World War II.
Etymology says: "Many fanciful variant names for Worms exist only upon the title pages of books printed when Worms was an early centre of printing: for instance William Tyndale's English translation of the New Testament was printed at Worms in 1526."
That may be an instance of a "books printed when Worms was an early centre of printing", but it is *not* an instance (or example) of a "fanciful variant name for Worms". What *did* WT's NT call Worms?
Furthermore this sentence falls into the common WP error of choosing the wrong specificity of hyperlink. William Tyndale is linked - good! But English language and New Testament? The vast majority know what the English Language is! Most (if perhaps fewer) people know what the New Testament is. Only the already well-read would be aware of Tyndale's English translation - but there is a specific page on that: Tyndale Bible which could be linked from the phrase "English translation", or just "translation" if we're desperate to keep the link to English language in. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 13:20, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
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