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Napoleon Reassessment

Napoleon, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for an individual 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.

Jean Hoeufft

Please feel free to improve the article Jean Hoeufft, a 17th century French banker, who also worked on draining the Marais Poitevin. Mathglot (talk)

racism in France

Concerning the part about jews during german occupation in WWII : the yellow star is not a french decision taken in the october 1940 in the ' statu des juifs ' ( jews statu )but a german decree in occupied zone from may 1942 ,( the yellow star has never existed in Vichy zone even after this territory has been annexed to german zone in november 1942) and the round-ups from summer 1942 have been done in part by french officials and police but on german request , ordered by Himmler and Heydrich ( the french made the choice to arrest first foreign jews , so 80 % of french citizen jews have survived the war which is an high rate among all occupied countries ) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 09:17, October 31, 2017 (UTC)

Street maps of Deauville in 1870

Does anyone here know where I can get a street map of Deauville from 1870? It can be prior to that year, but it would need to be fairly accurate to what was there in the year 1870. I've done searches online, but had little luck finding anything. Perhaps I'm just not searching for the right thing. I appreciate any help. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 20:06, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi Nihonjoe- I'm guessing you've looked at the images here already: fr:Deauville. Here's a quick Google image search. There might also be something buried on this site. Lemme know if this helps; might have more time later to research. Eric talk 21:59, 24 February 2018 (UTC)
@Eric: Yes, I looked at the images at fr:Deauville already. They show some of what I need, but none of the mages show a complete picture of the streets of Deauville that includes the roads around the harbor and such. I had done a Google search, but yours brought up a few more images I hadn't seen. I hadn't seen the Patrimoine site before, but I couldn't find anything that proved useful there. I appreciate your help. If you find anything else, please let me know. I'll continue searching, as well. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 00:52, 25 February 2018 (UTC)
Nihonjoe- Glad to help if I can. Did a little more poking around with searches like "ancien plan de deauville" and "plan de deauville 187" and found these on the town's "Biblio'Tech" website:
  • Plan de Deauville 1875
  • ancien rivage 1880
And, though a decade early, figures 4 and 6 of this article, Deauville : création et développement urbain, might be of interest. Eric talk 19:37, 25 February 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! "Plan de Deauville 1875" looks like just what I need. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 03:21, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
"ancien rivage 188" is also helpful. Thanks! ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 03:22, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
Glad I could help! Eric talk 14:34, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
What is this beard style called in French?

@Eric: An odd followup question: What is the French word (or phrase) for the beard style that José Osorio y Silva has in the main pic on his article? I'm on a mobile, so I havent figured out how to link the image. I've looked around online and I cant find the French name for it. I appreciate your help. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 06:01, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

I'm back on a desktop, so I've added the image to the right. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 06:44, 27 February 2018 (UTC)
Please search Google for some more images of "rouflaquettes". Usually rouflaquettes best effect is when chin beard and moustache are shaved. Akseli9 (talk) 11:38, 27 February 2018 (UTC)
New territory for me. I would call these muttonchops, and it seems Britons use or used the word sideboards. Various sources translate them as (gros) favoris bien fournis, favoris en côtelettes, and rouflaquettes. Favoris looks like it might be considered outdated, and some sources indicate that rouflaquettes is. Sorry, I can't remember ever having encountered this in French, so I don't have personal knowledge to add. Eric talk 13:16, 27 February 2018 (UTC)
Outdated is fine as I need to know what might have been used around 1870. I just didn't have the words to search for since I don't know French outside of a few words and this is not a word I've ever come across. A bunch of sites called it a hulihee, but I didn't know if that word would have been used back then, let alone in French. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 19:51, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject Iconography

Ce n'est pas Versailles...

Greetings, Franks. I would be pleased to join you but cannot bear to soil my royalist user page with the rag of treason. Would it be entirely impossible for the current membership to discuss abandoning the project's republican iconography in favor of the blue fleur-de-lys, a neutral symbol representing both the monarchy and modern Île-de-France? - Conservatrix (talk) 06:26, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

Alternative: What if I were to establish a new WikiProject devoted to the monarchy, similar to WP:BRoy? - Conservatrix (talk) 07:38, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

@Conservatrix: I made you a userbox Template:User Wikiproject France-4 that displays
WikiProject France This user is a member of WikiProject France.

I hope you like it. L293D ( • ) 15:06, 1 May 2018 (UTC)
Also, I would join if you created WP:Froy. L293D ( • ) 15:08, 1 May 2018 (UTC)
@L293D: Thank you. This can serve as a neutral welcome to stuffy, old reactionaries like myself. However, with the prospect of founding a new project devoted to the monarchy, I can see myself only among the ranks of this new endeavor. All who would be interested in joining are encouraged to voice their support here. If enough support is garnered, the new project will be established on 29 May 2018, one-hundred-ninety-three years past the coronation of Charles X. - Conservatrix (talk) 17:14, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

Ending the system of portals

Hello, there's a proposal to delete all Wikipedia portals. Please see the discussion here. --NaBUru38 (talk) 14:01, 14 April 2018 (UTC)

Please come and help...

The requested move at Talk:2018 missile strikes against Syria has been relisted, because there is no consensus yet either to move or not to move the article to a different title. Your !vote and rationale in this debate would be appreciated!  Paine Ellsworth  put'r there  23:47, 7 May 2018 (UTC)

Article issues

Can someone look at Talk:Canadian National Vimy Memorial#Article issues? Otr500 (talk) 01:14, 9 May 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProject

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   07:38, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

French speakers requested

At Talk:Rouge Sang#Requested move 31 May 2018 we are discussing the capitalization of song titles, particularly "Rouge Sang" by Renaud. I understand that French often uses sentence case for titles of songs and other creative works, but modern usage varies more. What I do not understand is that "Sang" is being used as a proper noun here? It is capitalized almost everwhere, even in sentence-case contexts. Is there a general consensus whether to use sentence case or title case in names of French songs by French artists? It seems that most of Renaud's work is sticking to sentence case in general. 2600:8800:1880:91E:5604:A6FF:FE38:4B26 (talk) 19:06, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

Nascent gender-neutral language approach in Romance languages

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)

Arthur Gobineau

Members of this project may be interested in this discussion. Beyond My Ken (talk) 02:55, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

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