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FYI, there's a deletion process notice for wikt:stormo on Wiktionary for the Italian airforce unit type -- (talk) 04:26, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

Lago di Bientina[edit]

Hi! I stumbled across a one-sentence article on Lago di Bientina, which used to be the largest lake in Tuscany before it was drained. I've been working to expand it but it's been slow going as I don't speak Italian, which almost all of the sources are in. Any guidance, help, or pointers would be greatly appreciated! Thank you all! Ganesha811 (talk) 14:41, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

Kidnapping of Aldo Moro[edit]

I was reading through the article and found a bunch of stuff that looked pretty weird to me. It seems that somehow a number of what sound like fringe conspiracy theories may have slipped into the article and are treated as credible. I am not sure if the sources for all of these are even reliable. To be sure some fringe theories can be notable and may have enough coverage in reliable sources to warrant mention in an article or in rare cases even get their own article. See John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracy theories. But those are rather exceptional cases and rely on reliable sources. In any case fringe theories can't be given equal weight with generally accepted mainstream explanations for events per WP:FRINGE and WP:UNDUE. Unfortunately I have no Italian and it would be helpful if someone familiar with the history could look at the article and make some judgements about the referencing and if there is anything that is obviously dicey, remove it. For now I have opened a discussion on the talk page and tagged the article. Thanks for any help. -Ad Orientem (talk) 01:48, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Raffaello Giovagnoli[edit]


The article Raffaello Giovagnoli has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Machine translation, unimproved in months.

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WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProject[edit]

The reason I am contacting you is because there are one or more portals that fall under this subject, and the Portals WikiProject is currently undertaking a major drive to automate portals that may affect them.

Portals are being redesigned.

The new design features are being applied to existing portals.

At present, we are gearing up for a maintenance pass of portals in which the introduction section will be upgraded to no longer need a subpage. In place of static copied and pasted excerpts will be self-updating excerpts displayed through selective transclusion, using the template {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

The discussion about this can be found here.

Maintainers of specific portals are encouraged to sign up as project members here, noting the portals they maintain, so that those portals are skipped by the maintenance pass. Currently, we are interested in upgrading neglected and abandoned portals. There will be opportunity for maintained portals to opt-in later, or the portal maintainers can handle upgrading (the portals they maintain) personally at any time.


On April 8th, 2018, an RfC ("Request for comment") proposal was made to eliminate all portals and the portal namespace. On April 17th, the Portals WikiProject was rebooted to handle the revitalization of the portal system. On May 12th, the RfC was closed with the result to keep portals, by a margin of about 2 to 1 in favor of keeping portals.

There's an article in the current edition of the Signpost interviewing project members about the RfC and the Portals WikiProject.

Since the reboot, the Portals WikiProject has been busy building tools and components to upgrade portals.

So far, 84 editors have joined.

If you would like to keep abreast of what is happening with portals, see the newsletter archive.

If you have any questions about what is happening with portals or the Portals WikiProject, please post them on the WikiProject's talk page.

Thank you.    — The Transhumanist   07:42, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

Nascent gender-neutral language approach in Romance languages[edit]

FYI: Pointer to relevant discussion elsewhere.

Please see: Talk:Gender neutrality in languages with grammatical gender#Major update needed for Romance languages
 — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  05:15, 2 June 2018 (UTC)

S.S.C. Napoli[edit]

S.S.C. Napoli, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for a community 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. AIRcorn (talk) 07:58, 27 June 2018 (UTC)

Communion and Liberation[edit]

This has been turned recently into an incoherent mass of accusations with potential BLP issues. I am not able to read cites in Italian other than by machine translation, so I am bringing it to your attention in the hope that one of you can sort through it and trim it down to only what is actually justified by the sources.

Reply: @Pinkbeast: I made some edits and took out unsourced sections and subsections that resulted in BLP issues and placed relevant article and section tags when it started getting too deep. Otr500 (talk) 14:46, 7 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, but I think it might need a bit more, given the accusations of "illegal distribution of private contracts", "Mafia-style" activities, etc. It's also a bit of a mess of Caps Disease and typos; I could have a bash at that, of course, but it's probably easier if someone who can read the cites goes first... Pinkbeast (talk) 16:15, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

A similar thing happened to Meeting for friendship among peoples but since there the accusations were simply uncited, I removed most of them and tidied it up a bit. Obviously, more eyes on that would also be appreciated, but less urgently. Pinkbeast (talk) 18:03, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

I removed unsourced BLP content and added a "Citation needed" tag. Otr500 (talk) 15:28, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

New article[edit]

Greetings, I created a new article and included this project because of listings on other like articles. If there are some that wish to take a look and possibly make improvements, including the project ratings I would appreciate it.
It would not take much to get to "Start-class". Thanks, Otr500 (talk) 12:26, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

Requested move discussion needing more input[edit]

G'day all, There is a RM at Talk:Albanian_Kingdom_(1939–43)#Requested move 10 July 2018 that needs more input. Cheers, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 05:15, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

Proposal to have "Etruscan" redirect to Etruscan civilization[edit]

... instead of going to a disam page. Please comment at Talk:Etruscan. This follows a similar agreed move of Minoan. Johnbod (talk) 21:55, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

Project on wikidata[edit]

FYI, you can enroll to d:Wikidata_talk:WikiProject_Italy if you are interested on Italian items on wikidata. We mostly speak Italian for practical reason but the project is designed to use English as a working language too.--Alexmar983 (talk) 02:07, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

Ardeatine massacre[edit]

Do you find the recent edit acceptable? Xx236 (talk) 10:58, 10 August 2018 (UTC)