User talk:M2545

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Rouen[edit]

Hi M2545, I just happened to look at the article for Rouen (mainly because I drove past the other day and was interested to find out about the place). It struck me as odd that the article talks mainly about "technicalities", while the history has been moved to a separate article. At the same time, the history article is reasonably short so that made me wonder why it was moved into a separate article. My gut feeling was to merge this back into the main article to make that one more balanced and well-rounded. As you split the articles at the time, I was wondering what your thoughts are? Regards, pseudonym Jake Brockman talk 11:24, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi @Jake Brockman: I agree the "History" section in the main Rouen article should have a few paragraphs summarizing the city's history. The separate History of Rouen was created because the city is quite old, and has had an eventful history; the article could be expanded and improved, especially in terms of its sources. Also, the French language version has 36,744 bytes, while the English language one contains only 13,639 bytes at present. -- M2545 (talk) 11:51, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
To be honest, compared to Paris or Stuttgart (two cities I picked randomly), the history article about Rouen already seems like a summary. I don't think it makes sense to summarise this even further without making the history part look like a stub in comparison to other well rounded sections. My instinct would be to merge the history article back into the main article (with redirect - as it was before) until such a point where someone with French skills can take the native article and build on that. pseudonym Jake Brockman talk 13:57, 17 October 2017 (UTC)