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WikiProject Orders, decorations, and medals (Rated Project-class)
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Project Message board[edit]

Just a small observation of a newcomer in the project but over half of the main page of the project is filled by the message board. I personally find it pretty unappealing, both from visuals and actual functionality, as first impression of the project that you see when you scroll down (and down, and down, and even further down). Much of it is more like a years-old contributions or annoucement list and the parts where there is actual conversation is what could be discussed here on the talk page instead (and with a much smarter design and structure I might add). I´m not sure who is in charge of maintaining that page (@Fdutil:?) and of course it is a purely subjective point of view. But maybe it should be considered to either completely move that massage board from the main page into the talk page`s archive or to turn it into a trimmed and regularly updated kind of annoucement board. And as I´m on the talk's archive already, somehow the template above doesn´t show the pages and show a single redlink instead; apparently because medal is used both with and without capital letter within the page names. ...GELongstreet (talk) 19:40, 3 February 2018 (UTC)

Another newcomer here, and I absolutely agree. It might be moved to a subpage. ---roroke (talk) 10:52, 10 March 2018 (UTC)

Merging of Italian main pages?[edit]

Hello everyone. I recently stumbled into this project and wanted to contribute to Italian pages, yet, it seems that for a number of years now, there are two main articles, both describing orders and honours of Italy: Orders, decorations, and medals of Italy, which has the correct name but little content, and List of Italian orders of chivalry, which has great content but a non-harmonised name. A merge banner was put there a while ago but there seems to be no discussion nor watchers in both articles' talk pages, so this is why I write here. What do you think should be done? As it stands right now it is quite hard to know what to contribute to. Thank you for reading, ---roroke (talk) 10:59, 10 March 2018 (UTC)

After having seen that the merge banner has been placed in December 2017 and left uncontested since then, I decided to go ahead with the merger. The articled which has been merged was a featured list, though, and the destination a start-class article. Is there a chance it could be reassessed? Sorry, I don't really know how assessing works. ---roroke (talk) 05:44, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

Updated categories[edit]

There was evidently more to update than I first noticed when updating the name of this WikiProject in uniformity per WP:CONSISTENCY. Thanks to Fayenatic london for helping to carry it out! Chicbyaccident (talk) 10:34, 4 April 2018 (UTC)

And as of today, the assessment stats are being updated by the bot – good. – Fayenatic London 22:24, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

George Cross Disambiguation[edit]

See Talk:Douglas Ford (GC)#Requested move 5 July 2018 and Talk:Walter Anderson (GC)#Requested move 11 July 2018. Should we disambiguate people only notable for winning certain high awards by those awards? This definitely affects Category:Recipients of the George Cross, Category:Recipients of the Victoria Cross and Category:Recipients of the Medal of Honor, all of which use this form of disambiguation. -- Necrothesp (talk) 14:49, 12 July 2018 (UTC)