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Greek radio and television stations[edit]

New User:Trapezanidis 1453 has been creating a number of these, probably translating from Greek Wikipedia. It might be useful for someone from this project to assist him with infoboxes, cats, notability for broadcasters and English. I have left a note on his talk page suggesting the same. All the best: Rich Farmbrough17:35, 22 February 2015 (UTC).

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Proposal - Rename Greek minority articles to begin with "History of the..."[edit]

Wikipedia's articles on the history of the Jewish people tend to be particularly comprehensive. Uniquely, nearly every article on Jewish minorities is titled in a similar format. History of the Jews in Hungary is a good example.

Given the similar circumstances of Greek and Jewish minorities -- both existed for millenia before 20th-century upheavals, and now most of these communities are very small in comparison to their past selves -- should we not rename Greek articles as well? There are two main reasons why I believe we should: technicality and cohesiveness. Re-titling Greeks in Egypt to History of the Greeks in Egypt would be more technically accurate. The vast majority of Egyptian Greek history is not in the modern era, but Greeks in Egypt have had a massive influence on global history, philosophy, and science. Next, it would promote a cohesiveness across Wikipedia's articles. This suggests professionalism, as it ensures that article naming is less arbitrary.

Some other articles, such as that of Germans in Poland reflect this. Ideally, this change could be made to all articles of historic minorities in a similar circumstance. I thought it would make the most sense to begin with the Greek people, because the history of Greek minorities most closely resembles that of Jewish minorities. Other potential diaspora articles to re-title would be Armenians in Turkey or that of the Germans of Romania. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Liam Allen-McGoran (talkcontribs) 00:25, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

It's not a bad idea to create articles focused on the history of the Greek diaspora in various places, like the examples you mentioned: apart from the "German minority in Poland" there is also a (and not renamed to) "History_of_the_Germans_in_Poland", "Armenians in Turkey" have also similar articles. In general I agree with the creation of articles about the community's past, but the current ones can be modified and stay like in the case of German in Poland.Alexikoua (talk) 06:57, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Wouldn't this be a good article to modify, though? The amount of Greeks in Egypt today is honestly trivial. Ethnic cleansing efforts largely ensured that Egyptian Greeks would be a historical minority and little else. I don't know if we need two articles, given the irrelevance of Greeks in Egypt. For a comparison, there is an article on the History of the Jews in Hungary, but no article on Hungarian Jews.--Liam Allen-McGoran (talk) 03:33, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

Need help emptying Category:BLP articles lacking sources from July 2006[edit]

Category:BLP articles lacking sources from July 2006 currently has only one article in it, Andreas Mikroutsikos. Andreas Mikroutsikos is apparently a Greek reality TV personality. I was attempting to source and/or clean up the article, but the problem was I cannot find any sources in English, and Google Translate sucks. Also, the article on him in the Greek Wikipedia is completely unsourced. A Google News search does, however, give a number of results in Greek.

I and everyone else at WikiProject Unreferenced articles would be very appreciative if someone who can read Greek would source that article. I'm especially concerned, since it's a BLP about a statement in the article concerning bestiality, and the sentence referring to him as "merchant of human dignity". ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 20:53, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

@ONUnicorn: I have added references in the article and removed some phrases that could not be suported ("his best album"). I think it's OK now. Have a look and tell me what you think. Hansi667 (Neighbor Of The Beast) a penny for your thoughts? 16:50, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
@Hansi667: Thank you so much! The article is much better now; things that were confusing are clarified, and pretty much everything is sourced. And now that category of unsourced BLPs is gone. :) ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 20:45, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Settlements of Greece[edit]

There are almost 10,000 settlements in Greece and only a mere proportion of them has an article on the English wikipedia. I have created several hundreds of them but it's not a task that one can carry out to the end by one editor. The latest article I've created is about Deleria, a village of the Tyrnavos municipality. The article could be used as a template for creating new articles on settlements that aren't present on Wikipedia. It could be copy-pasted and then just a few fields would need to have it's info changed. That would be:

  • Within the infobox: Name, name in Greek, Region, Regional unit, population, municipality, municipal unit, population, area, coordinates, postal code, phone code, car plates and elevation. The aforementioned are presented in the infobox. Data on population and area could be obtained by the Statistical Authority of Greece (the links can be obtained from the Deleria article), Coordinates and elevation could be opbtained by Google Earth, postal code and phone/calling code could be easily found on the internet. Car plates can be found in the [Wikipedia article].
  • Within the text what needs to be changed is:
a) name, name in Greek, pronounciation, municipality, municipal unit, population and area in the lead section.
b) Population figures in the respective sections. Figures can be obtained from the Statistical Authority of Greece. The respective links that contain that info are already seen on the Deleria article.

It would be great if we reach the point when every Greek settlement has its article on Wikipedia and it would be even greater if that was the result of collaborative work initiated by members of Wikiproject Greece; that's the meaning of Wikipedia and its wikiprojects after all. Hansi667 (Neighbor Of The Beast) a penny for your thoughts? 10:17, 19 July 2015 (UTC)