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Page facelift[edit]

Hello fellow editors, I decided to start drawing up a better version of our wikiproject page because it's very basic, especially compared to the wikiproject pages of other regional nations. However, I thought, as I'm only an amateur editor, I should notify the wikiproject before I started mucking things up and causing chaos. In addition, we already have a sizeable web of pages via the sidebar. Here's the google doc I put what I've done so far. As of the time of this post, the only thing I worked on was a tab header based on this tab header.

Here is a list of wikiproject pages I earmarked for study:

--Vami_IV✠ 15:52, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

I have added a tabheader I copied from WP:MIL and modified and a new intro blurb I made. –Vami_IV✠ 21:06, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

Progress reports[edit]

April 4, 2017
A tab header has been created, and I have started the beginnings of a new side bar that is less long. I have also created a Featured Content page, and I have utilized the JL-bot to get that page full of current, high quality information. It will update every week. Gott mit Uns. –Vami_IV✠ 03:16, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
April 20, 2017
I have completed the frame of a new version of the sidebar/navigational template and implemented it. It is not complete. –Vami_IV✠ 04:42, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
May 18, 2017
I've completed more design wackiness I copied from WikiProject France, hoping to get this stuff optimized and figured out. –Vami_IV✠ 07:44, 18 May 2017 (UTC)


Thanks for all your efforts to improve the layout, @Vami IV:. One point though: the additional navbox with a list of all relevant subpages should be further up on the main page (see WP:MILHIST for reference). It's an important navigational tool, but currently not visible on the main page's topmost display without scrolling. Ideally this box should be placed in the same spot in the upper right corner on all major project pages (I tried to tweak the main page accordingly, but failed to get a nice looking formatting). Maybe we could also get rid of the "This is WikiProject Germany" template on top. Most of its content is redundant and/or not really vital, and the list of shortcuts could be easily transferred into the welcome message box itself. GermanJoe (talk) 01:26, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

Try as I might, I couldn't find a way to magic the side bar (which I stole from WP:MILHIST) to the right of the top box so that you'd see that blurb and then the navigational sidebar template. –Vami_IV✠ 01:33, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
EDIT: I gave up and stapled the sidebar to the inside of the blurb until a better solution can be had. –Vami_IV✠ 01:35, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
That works :). I'll probably get rid of the standard welcome template on top, when I get a bit more time. It categorizes the project as "active" and lists shortcuts - two trivial features that could be solved without the ugly standard template. GermanJoe (talk) 01:48, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject Germany/People[edit]

See Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject Germany/People if you have any opinion on Wikipedia:WikiProject Germany/People. --SmokeyJoe (talk) 12:41, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

Can I make a task force?[edit]

I want to make a task force for World War I. Can I make it please? But how do I do it? GermanGamer77 (talk) 22:19, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

Hello @GermanGamer77:, I noticed you already signed up for the parallel taskforce at WP:MILHIST, that already covers WWI-related articles. Another taskforce here would have a huge topical overlap (and MILHIST has been more active project-wise lately). I don't want to sound discouraging :) - this is only my personal opinion and others may disagree. But another taskforce might be overkill, especially when most editors with military history-related knowledge and experience hang out in WP:MILHIST. Generally speaking, WP:TASKFORCE should contain most basic information if you'd like to read more about this aspect. GermanJoe (talk) 17:44, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
Well, would you like to join my incubator taskforce? You could be my first member! GermanGamer77 (talk) 18:09, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
(I have indented your message with colons for readability) I am more interested in ancient and medieval warfare, but thank you. Feel free to ping me though, if you have any questions about en-Wiki editing in general. GermanJoe (talk) 18:19, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

Popular pages report[edit]

We – Community Tech – are happy to announce that the Popular pages bot is back up-and-running (after a one year hiatus)! You're receiving this message because your WikiProject or task force is signed up to receive the popular pages report. Every month, Community Tech bot will post at Wikipedia:WikiProject Germany/Popular pages with a list of the most-viewed pages over the previous month that are within the scope of WikiProject Germany.

We've made some enhancements to the original report. Here's what's new:

  • The pageview data includes both desktop and mobile data.
  • The report will include a link to the pageviews tool for each article, to dig deeper into any surprises or anomalies.
  • The report will include the total pageviews for the entire project (including redirects).

We're grateful to Mr.Z-man for his original Mr.Z-bot, and we wish his bot a happy robot retirement. Just as before, we hope the popular pages reports will aid you in understanding the reach of WikiProject Germany, and what articles may be deserving of more attention. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at m:User talk:Community Tech bot.

Warm regards, the Community Tech Team 17:16, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

Yay, great work. Frontpage message in "Scope" updated accordingly. GermanJoe (talk) 17:46, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
Thank God, this is insanely useful information for our WikiProject. –Vami_IV✠ 01:01, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Annett Renneberg[edit]

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The article Annett Renneberg has been proposed for deletion because it appears to have no references. Under Wikipedia policy, this biography of a living person will be deleted after seven days unless it has at least one reference to a reliable source that directly supports material in the article. The nominator also raised the following concern:

Unreferenced article about German actress

If you created the article, please don't be offended. Instead, consider improving the article. For help on inserting references, see Referencing for beginners, or ask at the help desk. Once you have provided at least one reliable source, you may remove the {{prod blp/dated}} tag. Please do not remove the tag unless the article is sourced. If you cannot provide such a source within seven days, the article may be deleted, but you can request that it be undeleted when you are ready to add one.

Top Importance Germany Articles link leads to Top Importance France Articles for some reason[edit]

I clicked on the link to Top Importance Germany Articles in the WikiProject Germany home page, and found that instead of linking to the aforementioned page, it instead links to the Top Importance France Articles page. When I went into the editing window to fix it, however, I could not find the link to the high-importance articles page. How do I fix this incorrect link? DraconicDark (talk) 20:08, 2 June 2017 (UTC)

Never mind, found it DraconicDark (talk) 20:17, 2 June 2017 (UTC)

Carl Faulmann - or should it be Karl?[edit]

Hi, I'm looking to create an article on C/Karl Faulmann, a historian of printing and writing. Snag is that while his name was written Karl in his lifetime and on the cover of his books, most contemporary German sources and dewiki spell his name Carl. What is the best spelling to use now? Blythwood (talk) 12:55, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

Help requested at Schauenburg Castle (Oberkirch)[edit]

Hi all, I'd like some help getting Schauenburg Castle (Oberkirch) to a better standard, but I know next-to-no German and in my opinion translation services aren't very good. Any help would be appreciated, especially reference improvements. Thank you all, Anarchyte (work | talk) 07:04, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

Hi Anarchyte, I'd be glad to lend a hand, but I must say the dewiki article isn't very comprehensive either. I can start some translation, but if you need any specific help, do let me know. MikeLynch (talk) 08:01, 3 July 2017 (UTC)
Thank you very much MikeLynch. One thing that could be useful is a translation of the part of Burgen und Schlösser Mittelbadens that contains info on the Nine Years' War (I believe it's written as Pfälzischen Erbfolgekrieg / Palatine Succession War there). There are five or six lines that are visible from this search. Anarchyte (work | talk) 08:06, 3 July 2017 (UTC)
I was able to download the whole book, actually. There are a good couple of pages dedicated to the Schauenburg ruins. (I downloaded it from the Uni Freiburg library here, don't know if you can download it as well). Once my poor eyes are more used to the Fraktur script in the book, I'll get started :) . MikeLynch (talk) 08:35, 3 July 2017 (UTC)
Great! Anarchyte (work | talk) 10:04, 3 July 2017 (UTC)
I'm on it. –Vami_IV✠ 12:34, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

Page seems bias[edit]

Reading through this as I am interested in history, seen all of indi nidel videos and stuff like that, anyway I was reading this as I am interested in studying the ideologies these days and I like to read these things/watch videos that do not have a bias intent. Based on reading this it seems the evidence is out of proportion or scope at many points in this page (many others to be sure), Im not a nazi/fascist I just like to read these without someones opinion, we all know about the bad stuff these days, got it enough in primary/college, so dont feel offended when I want the facts laid out without someones views pushed on me. Cheers - Galexy — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:42, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

Your feedback is requested at Flat rate withholding tax (Abgeltungsteuer)[edit]

Please comment at Talk:Flat rate withholding tax (Abgeltungsteuer)#Title and wikilinks are wrong. English native speakers with knowledge or a background in securities accounting and capital gains taxation especially welcome. Mathglot (talk) 05:29, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

Good article reassessment: Hermann Graf[edit]

An article that is of interest to this project has been nominated for community reassessment. The discussion can be found here:

Interested editors are invited to weigh in. K.e.coffman (talk) 01:51, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

Requested move discussion at Rotterdam Blitz[edit]

Additional opinions would be appreciated. The discussion can found here:

K.e.coffman (talk) 23:30, 15 July 2017 (UTC)