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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : XLV (November 2009)[edit]

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Project news
  • The Academy Content Drive concluded on 31 October. The first place Golden Wiki went to TomStar81 for 13 entries; the Silver Wiki was awarded to YellowMonkey for 11 entries, and Patar knight was presented with the Bronze Wiki for 3 entries. All other entrants were awarded the WikiChevrons or a barnstar for their contributions. Thank you to everyone who fielded an entry! All editors are encouraged to check out the newly expanded Academy.
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Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. Cologne War
  2. Nikita Khrushchev
  3. Operation Teardrop
  4. SMS Derfflinger
  5. SMS Lützow
  6. John Lloyd Waddy
  7. Ton That Dinh

New featured pictures:

  1. Turkish heliograph at Huj

New A-Class articles:

  1. Arrow (missile)
  2. Battle of Bardia
  3. Canadian National Vimy Memorial
  4. Collins class submarine
  5. Frederick Scherger
  6. Iven Giffard Mackay
  7. List of Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords or Diamonds recipients of the Waffen-SS
  8. USS Chesapeake (1799)
  9. Walter Peeler
Contest Department
  • The contest department has completed its thirty-second month of competition; its third month under the new scoring system. A total of 52 articles were entered by seven editors. Sturmvogel 66 came first with 168 points, followed by Ian Rose on 51 points. They are presented the Chevrons and Writer's Barnstar respectively. Honorable mentions go to Auntieruth55 (31), Ed! (26), Abraham, B.S. (26), The ed17 (17) and Piotrus (7). All editors are encouraged to submit any articles that are working on for next month's contest.
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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : XLVI (December 2009)[edit]

The Bugle.png The Military history WikiProject Newsletter Issue XLVI (December 2009)
From the coordinators
Happy New Year to all! I shall take this opportunity to reflect upon the past year. In 2009 our project grew impressively, adding nearly 100 new featured articles and doubling the total number of featured lists. Overall the total number of articles within our scope surpassed 95,000 in 2009, and if these numbers hold steady we will surpass 100,000 articles in 2010. Thank you all for your outstanding efforts.

We are currently working on several proposals to improve the project for 2010. These include bringing the Milhist Academy up to full operational status, as well as spicing up and streamlining the task force structure. Also, any help you can offer to clear the current backlog of Military History good article nominations would be appreciated.

For the Coordinators, TomStar81 (Talk) 11:10, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. Battle of Morotai
  2. Castle
  3. North Carolina class battleship
  4. Xa Loi Pagoda raids

New featured lists:

  1. List of Brigade of Gurkhas recipients of the Victoria Cross
  2. List of World War I aces credited with more than 20 victories

New featured pictures:

  1. After the War a Medal and Maybe a Job
  2. Lincoln assassination conspirators execution
  3. National Fund for the Welsh Troops
  4. USS Annapolis in the Arctic
  5. Yiddish World War I poster

New A-Class articles:

  1. Battle of Bita Paka
  2. Battle of Ostrach
  3. Charles Eaton (RAAF officer)
  4. Design A-150 battleship
  5. Dutch 1913 battleship proposal
  6. Helmut Lent
  7. Henry Wrigley
  8. James Harold Cannan
  9. James Whiteside McCay
  10. Lebaudy Patrie
  11. Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3
  12. Thomas Baker (aviator)
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Boroughs table in New York City[edit]

Hi, I hope you're having a good new year.

I take a tiny amount of pride in the "Five Boroughs at a Glance" table I created and I'm not ashamed of the color scheme I originally devised for New York City mayoral elections (the borough colors are so bright because they had to contrast distinctly with the more-subdued shades of the political parties). And I have no problem with the table's conversion into a template for the individual borough articles and some other New York City articles.

[If you created that 5-borough template and were ever inspired to create a similar one (preserving the distinctions and nuances) for all those mayoral elections, it might save a great deal of space on an overloaded article that's well over 100 kB, as well as time, perhaps, for the editors of future election tables there.]

However, there's a problem with using an unaltered color scheme for the New York City article: the colors and the order of the boroughs don't match those of the map that faces it, so I used a modified version of my original table to match the order and shades. The template could be adjusted to have the same effect, or someone with the patience, skills and software could adjust the map's colors and numbers to match those of the master template. (I could do it myself, I guess, but it might take me a couple of clumsy hours fiddling around with Microsoft Office 2000 PhotoEditor, PowerPoint 2000, MS Paint, and/or Adobe PhotoShop 5.0 LE.) You should note that that map is used in several other New York City articles, so if it's changed for this one, you have to decide whether to change all those other map.

What are your thoughts?

¶ (P.S. Your general instructions for starting a new section on your talk page might be greatly simplified by simply directing its author to hit the "new section" tab on top, which is what I just did.)

Best wishes, —— Shakescene (talk) 02:59, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

I am having a great new year, and I hope you are as well. I shall attempt to make those templates. Also I think the colors should be changed for all articles. mynameinc (t|c) 22:29, 27 January 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for your comments and your offer. I'd want to keep the primary colo[u]rs (magenta/fuchsia, red, lime, aqua/cyan, etc.) at least for the election articles less for aesthetic reasons (half the time I love them and half the time I have my doubts) than because I want to avoid confusion of borough with party: e.g. Brooklyn or another borough shouldn't automatically be associated with the Republican or Socialist Parties by sharing a similar shade of red. It seems to me that it would be easier to do all that fiddling with the map, which only appears in a few places, I think (e.g. NYC, The Five Boroughs, the list or category for New York City parks, and maybe City of Greater New York) although I'd have to check the image file's documentation on Wikimedia. Also the 5 Boro's at a Glance box has now been translated into several other language Wikipedias, to my slight gratification and perhaps yours.
(If you'd like me to write out as some very loose and informal kind of protocol the system I've devised to display New York elections, please let me know. I'd be glad to do it, although I might not be able to do so instantly. I've also made similar tables for New York City mayoral election, 1917, et seq., New York City Comptroller election, 2009, New York City Public Advocate election, 2009 and a couple of other articles.) —— Shakescene (talk) 07:28, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Bracetti Plaza[edit]

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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : XLVII (January 2010)[edit]

The Bugle.png The Military history WikiProject Newsletter Issue XLVII (January 2010)
From the coordinators
  • It's only a month into the New Year, and we've already made changes to the project's infrastructure, merging and improving several task forces (see below). Much content within the project's scope has also been improved: eleven new featured articles, two featured lists, two featured pictures, a featured sound, and seventeen A-class articles. Thanks and congratulations to all editors who contributed and/or nominated these items.
  • In other news, the elections for new project coordinators are coming up in March. Think about whether you would like to run or not, and self-nominations will be coming up at the beginning of next month.
  • Lastly, our project's A-class review process is desperately in need of new reviewers. Please consider looking at least one and leaving comments, no matter how small or trivial. It will be greatly appreciated by the article's nominator(s).
  • For the coordinators, —Ed (talkmajestic titan) 03:32, 3 February 2010 (UTC)
Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. Battle of the Nile
  2. Bodiam Castle
  3. Charles Eaton (RAAF officer)
  4. Frederick Scherger
  5. Helmut Lent
  6. James Whiteside McCay
  7. Johann von Klenau
  8. Peter Heywood
  9. The Battle of Alexander at Issus
  10. Thomas Baker (aviator)
  11. Walter Peeler

New featured lists:

  1. List of Asian American Medal of Honor recipients
  2. Order of battle at the Battle of the Nile

New featured pictures:

  1. Return of the Great White Fleet
  2. SMS Moltke (1910)

New featured sounds:

  1. It's a Long Way to Tipperary

New A-Class articles:

  1. Alexander Pentland
  2. Battle of Osan
  3. Battle of Winterthur (1799)
  4. Cedric Howell
  5. CFM International CFM56
  6. Florida class battleship
  7. Friedrich Freiherr von Hotze
  8. HMS Lion (1910)
  9. List of battlecruisers of Germany‎
  10. List of Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves recipients: 1940–1941
  11. Max-Hellmuth Ostermann
  12. Operation Windsor
  13. Petlyakov Pe-8
  14. Robert Peverell Hichens
  15. Smedley Butler
  16. USS Hawaii (CB-3)
  17. Vernon Sturdee
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