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I have created an article for, Staatenverbund, which is substantially a translation of the article of the same name. I wonder if it should have any sidebars or additional categories? Please feel free to review/add. --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 23:08, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

I have made a few minor tweaks. Maybe it's only my limited understanding, but the article seems to lack some clarifying details about the original non-legal usage. The development from first non-legal to later legal usage of the term is not really explained. GermanJoe (talk) 07:50, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

An RfC for you[edit]

Talk:Alternative_for_Germany#RFC:_Anti-Islam_in_the_infobox_in_Political_positions_field Jytdog (talk) 07:54, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

Massacre of Verden[edit]

There is a discussion around the content and balance of this article in which editors may wish to participate. --Bermicourt (talk) 18:08, 17 May 2016 (UTC)


Hi, for those living in Franconia or love visiting this region of (mainly) Bavaria, I've just created a basic portal. Feel free to help improve it and the articles it supports. Servus. --Bermicourt (talk) 16:07, 20 May 2016 (UTC)

Auto-assessment of article classes[edit]

Following a recent discussion at WP:VPR, there is consensus for an opt-in bot task that automatically assesses the class of articles based on classes listed for other project templates on the same page. In other words, if WikiProject A has evaluated an article to be C-class and WikiProject B hasn't evaluated the article at all, such a bot task would automatically evaluate the article as C-class for WikiProject B.

If you think auto-assessment might benefit this project, consider discussing it with other members here. For more information or to request an auto-assessment run, please visit User:BU RoBOT/autoassess. This is a one-time message to alert projects with over 1,000 unassessed articles to this possibility. ~ RobTalk 22:28, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

  • Just adding a convenience link to the archive of the mentioned discussion for now, in case other interested editors want to read up on pro and contra arguments. We currently have ca. 5,000 unassessed articles (class-wise) out of ca. 80,000 articles in total (excluding cats, templates and other maintenance stuff). GermanJoe (talk) 01:26, 4 June 2016 (UTC)
    • Wow. Didn't even realize the link was the old non-archived version and I just finished up the last of the notifications! Thanks; hopefully, others will find their way to that if need be as well. ~ RobTalk 01:30, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

History of Franconia[edit]

Hi, just completed translating the history of Franconia which plugs a gap in this important region of Germany. Do feel free to enhance and improve it. --Bermicourt (talk) 18:45, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

Good article reassessment: Hyazinth Graf Strachwitz[edit]

Hi, a community good article reassessment has been started for the article on Hyazinth Graf Strachwitz, an article which is in this project's scope. The reassessment page can be found here. Interested editors are encouraged to take part and comment on whether they believe the article still meets the GA criteria, or to provide suggestions about how it could be improved so that it can retain its GA status. K.e.coffman (talk) 01:09, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

Should "Jewish nose" be moved to "Jewish nose stereotype"?[edit]

A suggestion has been made to change the title of Jewish nose to Jewish nose stereotype. One participant, after thoroughly losing the argument went, in opinion of some, on selective forum shopping. Therefore I am reposting his invitation where I think Jewish history took part as well. - üser:Altenmann >t 20:26, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

Volkskammer or People's Chamber?[edit]

Move discussion at Talk:People's Chamber#Requested_move_26_June_2016. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 14:36, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

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The usage of word expulsion in a number of primarily German-related articles[edit]

We have a number of articles related to Flight and expulsion of Germans (1944–50). There are also some not related to Germany (Expulsion of Romani people from France, Expulsion of Asians from Uganda, Expulsion of Poles by Nazi Germany, Category:Expulsions of Jews, etc. Some are listed in Category:Forced migration. We don't really have a good central place to discuss them all, so I figured this WikiProject will be a good place to start by looking at Germans article. What I am proposing is renaming them by changing the word expulsion, which is not defined, to word deportation, which is. Note that Expulsion is a disambig, which mentions Deportation as the related article ("Deportation is the expulsion of a person or group of people from a place or country"), and it is applicable in the historical context ("Deportation is an ancient practice, for example: Khosrau I, Sassanid King of Persia, deported 292,000 citizens, slaves, and conquered people to the new city of Ctesiphon in 542 C.E.["). Would there be any objections here to a proposed renaming of German categories to start with? PS. I'll ping User:Poeticbent who alerted me to the problem of the usage of the word expulsion in another article. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 11:19, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

The master category is Category:Deportation so I guess that would make sense. Maybe a WikiProject Deportation, Migration and Refugees would warrant creation to build a forum for this very large subject that is as relevant today as it has been in the past. Calistemon (talk) 11:42, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
I don't agree that 'deportation' is better than 'expulsion' for the reasons stated. 'Expulsion', may not be defined by Wikipedia, but one of its key dictionary definitions is "the action or process of forcing someone to leave a place", according to the Oxford Dictionary of English, which goes on ironically to quote as an example of usage: "the most brutal chapter of the expulsion of Jews from Berlin". Wikipedia's structure favours article titles and categories like 'deportation' simply for disambiguation reasons, but that is not a good reason to favour these words, otherwise we're not reflecting the sources well. Arguable 'deportation' and 'expulsion' are not precisely the same either because the former is used typically where people have illegal status or have committed a crime, whereas expulsion is more general. --Bermicourt (talk) 13:25, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

Moderation in Bionade-Biedermeier needed[edit]

The article has severe issues with WP:NOR and NPOV. The author now started insulting me on the talk page. ("If you dont like being covered, just stop reading the article.") Would be great to get some moderation. -- Neudabei (talk) 21:57, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

The German court case against WMF[edit]

Regarding the recent Signpost report, I asked at Wikipedia talk:Wikipedia Signpost/2016-07-04/News and notes whether the German community plans some kinds of protests. Perhaps someone more knowledgeable could comment. There was lots of activity in German community when it came to discussing freedom of panorama in EU, not too mention some pro and against WMF activity for filters, blocks, etc. Is there anything happening now, as in - is the German wiki community going to do something about this case/museum? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 11:55, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

Notability in Knight's Cross Holder articles[edit]

A quick note on the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross discussion at Wikipedia talk:Notability (people)#Notability in Knight's Cross Holder Articles that may be of interest to the members of this project. K.e.coffman (talk) 06:46, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Major expansion of Franconia[edit]

Hi folks, I'm wading my way through a major expansion of Franconia and notice that it is well referenced - unusual for German Wiki articles. I'm not sure I'll achieve the five-fold expansion within the DYK timescale, but wonder whether it will become a candidate for a Good Article once it's finished. Very happy for others to help with this as it's not something I've done before. Bermicourt (talk) 16:09, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Willy Albrecht[edit]

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The article Willy Albrecht has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Subjects fails WP:SOLDIER per article text: "No evidence of the award can be found in the German Federal Archives. Albrecht's case was never processed by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR). It is incomprehensible what evidence exists and who accepted him as a Knight's Cross recipient." The subject does not have a German wiki article. No significant coverage in RS can be found.

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Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. K.e.coffman (talk) 20:49, 24 July 2016 (UTC)