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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.

Jean Hoeufft[edit]

Please feel free to improve the article Jean Hoeufft, a 17th century French banker, who also worked on draining the Marais Poitevin. Mathglot (talk)

racism in France[edit]

Concerning the part about jews during german occupation in WWII : the yellow star is not a french decision taken in the october 1940 in the ' statu des juifs ' ( jews statu )but a german decree in occupied zone from may 1942 ,( the yellow star has never existed in Vichy zone even after this territory has been annexed to german zone in november 1942) and the round-ups from summer 1942 have been done in part by french officials and police but on german request , ordered by Himmler and Heydrich ( the french made the choice to arrest first foreign jews , so 80 % of french citizen jews have survived the war which is an high rate among all occupied countries ) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 09:17, October 31, 2017 (UTC)

Arrondissements and cantons[edit]

Hi, I'm updating the articles about arrondissements of France, for instance Arrondissement of Avallon. Currently each article has a list of cantons, which made sense before 2015, when cantons could only lie in 1 arrondissement. But since 2015 many cantons are spread over several arrondissements, and especially in 2017 the borders of many arrondissements have been modified, so many of the lists in the arrondissement articles aren't accurate anymore. Anyway there is no organizational relation between arrondissements and cantons (anymore?) as far as I know, so I propose to remove the lists of cantons from the arrondissement articles. Thoughts? Markussep Talk 10:00, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

That's what have been done in the French article, keeping the historical list of the cantons is a good idea. I also suggest preferring the zip codes (code postal) to the INSEE codes: the latter are not used in everyday life. Regards, Comte0 (talk) 20:25, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
That's a nice idea, to move the list of cantons to a "history" section, and show the pre-2015 situation there. The situation of the arrondissements and cantons as of 1 January 2015 can be found in the INSEE Populations légales 2012 file. A problem I have with the postal codes is that they don't correspond one-to-one with a commune: the larger communes have several postal codes, and many smaller communes share one postal code. Markussep Talk 12:36, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
I started implementing the discussed changes, see Arrondissement of Laon for example. Markussep Talk 07:08, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Request for information on WP1.0 web tool[edit]

Hello and greetings from the maintainers of the WP 1.0 Bot! As you may or may not know, we are currently involved in an overhaul of the bot, in order to make it more modern and maintainable. As part of this process, we will be rewriting the web tool that is part of the project. You might have noticed this tool if you click through the links on the project assessment summary tables.

We'd like to collect information on how the current tool is used! How do you yourself and the other maintainers of your project use the web tool? Which of its features do you need? How frequently do you use these features? And what features is the tool missing that would be useful to you? We have collected all of these questions at this Google form where you can leave your response. Walkerma (talk) 04:24, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:May 1968 events in France that would benefit from more input, from your input. Please come and help! P. I. Ellsworthed. put'r there 16:40, 1 November 2019 (UTC)

Occitan speaker needed[edit]

Hello, if you speak Occitan, or know it well enough to proofread a short excerpt, can you please have a look at this edit at Judaeo-Spanish? This resulted in the following text, claiming to be in Occitan:

Lo judeocastelhan es la lenga parlada pels jusieus sefarditas expulsats d’Espanha en 1492. Es una lenga venent del castelhan que 150 000 personas la parlan dins de comunautats en Israèl, Turquia, èx-Iogoslavia, Grècia, Marròc, Malhòrca, las Americas, entre fòrça autres luòcs.

If you can comment on this text excerpt at Talk:Judaeo-Spanish, or simply make any needed adjustments directly to the article, that would be great. Mathglot (talk) 02:08, 23 November 2019 (UTC)

New bot to remove completed infobox requests[edit]

Hello! I have recently created a bot to remove completed infobox requests and am sending this message to WikiProject France since the project currently has a backlogged infobox request category. Details about the task can be found at Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/PearBOT 2, but in short it removes all infobox requests from articles with an infobox, once a week. To sign up, reply with {{ping|Trialpears}} and tell me if any special considerations are required for the Wikiproject. For example: if only a specific infobox should be detected, such as {{infobox journal}} for WikiProject Academic Journals; or if an irregularly named infobox such as {{starbox begin}} should be detected. Feel free to ask if you have any questions!

Sent on behalf of Trialpears (talk) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:34, 12 December 2019 (UTC)

Annexation of the Leeward Islands[edit]

I recently wrote Annexation of the Leeward Islands. I was wondering if any French historian with knowledge about French colonial history in the Pacific can take a look at this and help with further expansion. I am more adept on the Polynesian side of history but less about French history. KAVEBEAR (talk) 06:54, 26 December 2019 (UTC)