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Napoleon Reassessment[edit]

Napoleon, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for an individual 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.

The 10,000 Challenge[edit]

Hi. The Wikipedia:WikiProject Europe/The 10,000 Challenge ‎ has recently started, based on the UK/Ireland Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge and Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The 10,000 Challenge. The idea is not to record every minor edit, but to create a momentum to motivate editors to produce good content improvements and creations and inspire people to work on more countries than they might otherwise work on. If anybody here would like to contribute to a European one or would rather contribute to a sub one specifically for France like Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (France) based on Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Nordic), sign your name under the section for France and I'll start it if there is enough support. For this to really work we need diversity and exciting content and editors from a broad range of countries regularly contributing. At some stage we hope to run some contests to benefit French and European content, a destubathon perhaps, aimed at reducing the stub count would be a good place to start, based on the current Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The Africa Destubathon. If you would like to see this happening for France and European nations, and see potential in this attracting more interest and editors for the country/countries you work on please sign up and being contributing to the challenge! This is a way we can target every country of Europe, and steadily vastly improve the encyclopedia. We need numbers to make this work so consider signing up as a participant!♦ Dr. Blofeld 20:26, 26 October 2016 (UTC)

Of interest[edit]

The following discussion may be of interest to project participants. Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Danielle Bleitrach Montanabw(talk) 05:48, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

Alfred Pochon[edit]

Hi there. I thought that someone might want to look up this article that was recently created by translation from frwiki by a fr-0 guy. thanks. (talk) 10:59, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Alternate title for Michel Foucault's Surveiller et punir[edit]

At Talk:Discipline_and_Punish#Crime_and_Punishment_.3F, I have sought opinions regarding possible alternate translations for the title of Michel Foucault's Surveiller et punir. I encountered someone who felt it was known as Crime and Punishment rather than Discipline and Punish. Should we have a redirect at Crime and Punishment? Please comment there if you have an opinion on this issue.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 16:46, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Cannabis in France needs improvement[edit]

We have a new article Cannabis in France, partially derived from the French Wikipedia version.but it could really use improvement and expansion, especially from anyone who can read French sources. Goonsquad LCpl Mulvaney (talk) 03:04, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

2016 Community Wishlist Survey Proposal to Revive Popular Pages[edit]

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A recent Forbes article[edit]

A recent Forbes article stated that the Indian economy surpassed that of the UK. However, Forbes used an unconventional method to arrive at this conclusion - they took the recent 20% slump in the value of the pound, and used that exchange rate for the entire 2016 GDP of the UK. Needless to say, this method of calculating GDP is completely wrong; the IMF and World Bank (etc.) take average monthly exchange rates. However, over at the Economy of the United Kingdom, Economy of France and Economy of India articles, many (uninformed) editors are taking the Forbes article as gospel. This is bad practice and I think it better we stick to official figures as provided by the IMF, where the methodology is proper. It would be nice if other editors here could help me keep an eye on those articles. Cheers. Antiochus the Great (talk) 12:25, 19 December 2016 (UTC)

Translation help for animated short film[edit]

I'm currently working on an article in my sandbox for a French animated short film called Le Buildling and have come across this [1] French-langauge article about one of the filmmakers. Would anyone be able to provide a translation? Thanks. --Jpcase (talk) 18:45, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

P.S. This [2] interview from a French website called 3DVF seems to contain some of the same information, although it's not identical. Google translate does a much better job with the 3DVF source than with the one cited in my above comment. But I'm not sure whether 3DVF qualifies as RS. The website seems legit, just by looking at it. But it might be helpful for someone fluent in French to take a closer look. Under the title, I can see that the interview was posted by someone called "shadows44", which doesn't exactly inspire confidence. But I'm also seeing indications that the website publishes, or is in someway affiliated with, a magazine. And it appears as though the interview was conducted by an official staff member of the website. Especially since this is an interview with one of the filmmakers himself, I'm inclined to go ahead and use it as a source. Still, if anyone reading this can learn a little more about the website, let me know what you find out. Thanks! --Jpcase (talk) 20:31, 1 January 2017 (UTC)
FYI - I've received help with this through a separate discussion. --Jpcase (talk) 20:02, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

Franco-Tahitian War (1844–47)[edit]

I recently created Franco-Tahitian War (1844–47). It is a topic that has escape coverage on Wikipedia or even the French wiki despite how interesting it is and important it is in the history of Oceania. I hope anyone reading this would be interested in helping me expand upon it, especially more on military issues, diplomatic issues, creating separate articles for the famous battles of the conflict, and research with numbers and casualties. Thanks.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 07:59, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

Proposed renaming: French overseas departments and territories[edit]

I have proposed renaming the article French overseas departments and territories to Overseas France.

The discussion is at French overseas departments and territories#Requested_move_30_January_2017, where the input of members of this project would be welcome. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 02:52, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

 Le Vieux Cordelier[edit]

I am planning on adding sustenance to this article. Provide testimonials if found, interpretations of citizens and even include historical information that correlates with the publication dates. Also, I am thinking about adding personal accounts from Desmoulins journals/ letters found written in correlation with publication dates. These are just some ideas I have on how to juice up this article, please feel free to drop any comments/ concerns. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] Sam.i.am98 (talk) 05:59, 19 February 2017 (UTC)


 Jean-Yves Marin - Translation from French to English needed[edit]

Hi, I have updated the page of Jean-Yves Marin. Would anyone be willing to provide a translation in English? Many thanks in advance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fay2511 (talkcontribs) 10:53, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

Stub sorting[edit]

Please see WP:AN#Stub sorting dilemma. Is the request for the renames appropriate? (talk) 12:49, 21 February 2017 (UTC)