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Find sources?[edit]

Someone created the page Bjelleklang and it's nominated for deletion as a BLP without any sources. So far I can't find anything that really shows that he's notable enough for an entry. therefore the article does not meet Wikipedia Notability guidelines .Samat lib (talk) 09:03, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

"BLP"? "he"? It's not a living person, it's a group. And a well-known one in Norway, at least in the 30+ demographics, although their peak popularity might have been before the web really took off. Ters (talk) 10:21, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

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Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Re: Landsmål[edit]

Anyone remember what was in the article 'Landsmål'? There was one, but it's been changed into a redirect to Nynorsk. --Hordaland (talk) 01:42, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

I don't remember, having never seen the article before, but Wikipedia itself remembers: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Landsm%C3%A5l&oldid=468817047 Ters (talk) 06:25, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! I had heard that Wikipedia remembers everything. Apparently that means everything.
  • Landsmål, meaning "language of the land/country", was the name Ivar Aasen gave the Norwegian orthography he created in the 19th century. In 1885 it was adopted as an official language in Norway alongside Danish. In 1929, Landsmål was renamed Nynorsk. The name Landsmål is sometimes erroneously interpreted as meaning rural language or country language, due to the Norwegian use of the word "land" in the meaning "countryside, rural area".
  • Before the advent of Landsmål, there was no written standard for Norwegian language, though written Danish, which was the commonly written language in Norway and generally intelligible by Norwegians, was sometimes referred to as Norwegian. Currently, the most widely written language in Norway is Bokmål (Dano-Norwegian), a Norwegianised descendant of the Danish language.
--Hordaland (talk) 02:55, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
Redirects are normal pages that simply redirect. To get to the page without being redirected, the easiest way is probably to go to the page and get redirected, then click on the small link saying "redirected from". You can then view the history, and even the talk page, as normal. This only works when a page was simply made into a redirect. It doesn't work if a page was deleted, and then a redirect was made in its place later. (Even then, Wikipedia remembers, but only superusers can see the deleted page history, if I remember correctly.) Ters (talk) 21:06, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for your good help! --Hordaland (talk) 08:05, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

A current police investigation: the Monica Case[edit]

One of the other wikipedias is having problems with the following topic: the powers that be, are not allowing text about the number of whistleblowers in the case and the number of police officers under investigation by the national police internal affairs investigators, in the Monica police investigation. (4 people of each category so far.) Other details about the case: an 8 year old allegedly committed suicide, the police investigation was laid to rest, a whistleblower on the police force results in renewed investigation, one suspect arrested (for the original crime) and a police chief stepping aside after the National Prosecutor chewed his hide. Involved in the case on the other wikipedia, and blocking contributors of the article, is an administrator who previously removed text and citation about local nationals being involved in a local massacre during World War Two. Is the topic of the Monica Case notable? --My banana-(and oil) republic inxs (talk) 18:28, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Vivaldi (web browser)[edit]

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The article Vivaldi (web browser) has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

This browser is quite far from being a released product. All we have so far is a "second preview" of a prototype. Neither in the literature there is any evidence of strong expectations by the internet communities about this software. Considering also that the very first versions of this article looked like a "copy-paste" from the manifacturer's website, the subject doesn't appear to have yet enough noticeability (and Wikipedia shouldn't be used as a "teaser" for future softwares whose first release date is yet totally unknown and unpredictable.

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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. L736E (talk) 10:39, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Category:Main roads with Norwegian terminus in Kristiansand[edit]

Category:Main roads with Norwegian terminus in Kristiansand, which is within the scope of this WikiProject, has been nominated for deletion. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. RevelationDirect (talk) 11:55, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Translators needed[edit]

I welcome anybody with adequate Norwegian-English translation skills to join Wikipedia:WikiProject Intertranswiki. The current drive includes the creation of articles on Oslo parks. Given that google translate is poor for Norwegian I only managed some basic stubs. I encourage the improvement of stubs I created like Minneparken and for anybody to help create the others red linked on the project page to help Wp:Norway!♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:10, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

Help with an article?[edit]

Hey, I was wondering if anyone could help with the article Captain Sabertooth, which is currently up for deletion. I get the impression that this is a pretty notable series in Norway, so there should be some sources in Norwegian. I'll see what I can find, but I'm limited to English language sources and whatever I can translate with Google, which has obvious flaws. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 04:27, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

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Anyone in Bergen who does photos?[edit]

Our article about Gerhard Hansen mentions the Leprosy Museum in Bergen. I think a photo of the museum would add to that article. Perhaps preferably an indoor shot, gloomy, maybe including pictures on the walls of patients? It's actually a very fascinating (and gloomy) little museum. --Hordaland (talk) 12:21, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Suggestion to minor improvement[edit]

Tanks for writing this article, I live in the area (Rjukan) and this is importent for us. The Rjukan/Notodden World Heritage siste is in the Eastern Norway, not in the Western. This was World Heritage listing number eight In Norway, if all should be listed here. Gerdundula (talk) 20:14, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done – there was an error in formatting the template. Nortonius (talk) 21:57, 5 July 2015 (UTC)