Wikipedia:Swedish Wikipedians' notice board

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Swedish Wikipedians' notice board
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Välkommen! This is a notice board for Swedes, Swedish citizens or anyone interested in Swedish topics. Premise:

  1. For a while, we kept record of new articles related to Sweden. See /New articles.
  2. We list articles needing improvements or images, at /Other requests for improvement. Red links are at /Requested articles.
  3. We report "Pages listed at Articles for Deletion" related to Sweden.
  4. On #Current Projects we follow Sweden-related projects.
  5. In the section #News we put all news. Old news of current will be moved to #Announcements.
  6. The bottom of the page lists the participants.



  • Competition time! Write new and improve existing articles out of a list of subjects related to Umeå. Exclusive prizes! The challenge carries on from 1 May to 31 May. Read more at meta. --Jan Ainali (WMSE) (talk) 22:36, 30 April 2014 (UTC)
  • November 16-17, 2009, Wikimedia Sverige and Stockholm University library organize Wikipedia Academy in Stockholm.
  • November 12-13, 2008, Wikimedia Sverige and Lund University library organize Wikipedia Academy in Lund.
  • October 24-26, 2008, Wikimedia Sverige is a co-organizer of FSCONS, Göteborg.
  • October 21-22, 2008, Wikimedia Sverige has a stand at Internetdagarna, Stockholm.
  • September 25-28, 2008, Wikimedia Sverige had a stand at Göteborg Book Fair.
  • At March 15, in Gothenburg, Wikimedia Sverige will have årsmöte (general assembly?).
  • In December 2007, Wikimedia Sverige was approved as an official Swedish chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation. During the first two months, we have exhibited at two conferences (Internetdagarna, Stockholm; FSCONS, Göteborg). Our first little brochure is now also available in English (PDF).
  • A start up meeting for a Wikimedia Sverige is due on October 20, 2007 at sv:Naturhistoriska riksmuseet. Relevant info will be found on Meta:Wikimedia Sverige, preparation dicussions can be found on sv:Wikipedia:Wikimedia Sverige. Anders Wennersten 09.31, 24 August 2007
  • Discussions on how to market Wikimedia projects in Sweden and possibly start a national chapter (Wikimedia Sweden) have started on the Swedish Wikipedia, see sv:Wikipedia:Wikimedia Sverige and also my postings to foundation-l and wikisv-l (archive open to list members). The discussion also continues at a wiki café meeting in Stockholm this Sunday (July 22, 2007). --LA2 22:06, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Swedish government glossaries, from They include descriptions of governmental and administrative functions in English. We may move them to /Terminology.
  • There is currently a dispute going on at Talk:Elena Paparizou on what nationality should be mentioned in the introduction, with some Greek people claiming that Paparizou (who was both born, raised and started her artistic career from Sweden) should be referred to as only "Greek" and not "Greek-Swedish". It would be good if as many people as possible could comment and give their view on the issue. /Slarre 22:34, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
I think the most important thing is to try and find what Wikipedia's guidelines says. Having a bunch of Swedes defending her Swedish heritage is unlikely to yield much. / Fred-Chess 15:30, 16 January 2007 (UTC)


  • If you are not active on Swedish Wikipedia you might not have caught the latest news [1]. Bad press from Aftonbladet and Expressen on our Prince Gustaf Adolf (talk) and Gustav V (talk). Read Expressen article.
  • A recent review of Swedish Wikipedia was also made by Sydsvenska Dagbladet, August 19th 2006. It quoted discussions on Bybrunnen (the Village Pump), and it had interviewed three prominent editors. The article started off in a non-flattering way by comparing Wikipedia to a public toilet run by pedants, but it became nicer by the end. The article can be accessed, in Swedish, at [2].


After the debate on WP:HOCKEY about respelling Swedish people not using swedish characters I wrote a comment at the village pump that User:Francis Schonken made into a policy proposal. Please review, edit and comment. Stefan 01:00, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

A commendable initiative. But is it really necessary? I don't know. / Fred-Chess 17:25, 22 February 2006 (UTC)
If you want the names of swedes to be spelled without ÅÄÖ since that is how they are spelled most of the time (does not matter what how you spell inside Sweden, since it is very small), then no, did you see the debate at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Ice_Hockey/Player_pages_format#non english diacritics and how they started moving e.g. Börje Salming to Borje Salming and so on, obviously this is not that importaint, but still as a Swede i think English wikipedia is for all people speaking English, not for North Americans only and therefore we should spell people with their right name and redirect for 'english' spelling. If you read current Wikipedia:Naming conventions you should spell in the way a majority of English speakers would most easily recognize the name and that is not using swedish character. Nevermind the proposal is up. Stefan 03:58, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

Possible candidates for deletion[edit]

See Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Sweden

Current Projects[edit]

Svenskt biografiskt handlexikon[edit]

See Swedish Wikipedians' notice board/Biography and Swedish Wikipedians' notice board/Svenskt biografiskt handlexikon

Stub messages[edit]

Consider tagging very short Sweden-related articles, with a Sweden designated stub tag. For general Sweden-stubs, write this {{sweden-stub}} at the bottom of the article. (All such articles are listed in Category:Sweden stubs)

Several subcategories exist:

In addition, external links to webpages that are only in the Swedish language, can be marked by a template called template:sv icon, inserted by typing {{sv icon}} in front of the link (displaying this image (Swedish)).

WikiProjects on Sweden-related topics[edit]


Our sub pages[edit]



List of participants[edit]


Members who did no edits during the last two years

  • Fred chessplayer 13 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  • up+land 19:25, 15 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  • Alarm 21:23, 7 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Solkoll 20:47, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC) if I have got the time, (a lot of RL work to do this summer =)
  • Jebur 29 June 2005 14:43 (UTC)
  • Salleman 30 June 2005 21:46 (UTC)
  • Wiglaf 3 July 2005 17:17 (UTC)
  • P.MacUidhir 23:44, 29 August 2005 (UTC) (mostly articles dealing with history, religion, or language)
  • 9cds 11:37, 1 November 2005 (UTC) (slowly working through translating tv/movies/actor nodes)
  • Obli 00:12, 28 December 2005 (UTC)
  • StabiloBoss 15:04, 7 March 2006 (UTC) (blocked indefinitely)
  • Tamino 09:37, 19 March 2006 (UTC) (at the moment mainly politics)
  • Grön sv 18:12, 14 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Osli73 20:13, 28 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Arker 03:09, 16 January 2007 (UTC)
  • EliasAlucard (talk · contribs) 23:43 01 Oct, 2007 (UTC) (banned from editing Wikipedia.)
  • Ikterus (talk) 10:34, 28 February 2009 (UTC)