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Napoleon Reassessment

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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)

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.

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The discussion about this can be found here.

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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.

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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)

Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace - Édition des Abonnés

Hi all - posting here on the off chance someone might have subscriber access to the online version of Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace - Édition des Abonnés, and be able to help with a citation from [1] for the article 2018–19 Coupe de France Preliminary Rounds. Let me know on my talk page, or the talk page of the article, please. Cheers, Gricehead (talk) 09:56, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

New article: Verdale-de-l'Hérault (olive)

  • 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.
  • Verdale-de-l'Hérault (olive)
  • It would not take much to get to "Start-class". Thanks, Otr500 (talk) 15:43, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/Claude Debussy

Currently up for consideration for 22nd August.--Smerus (talk) 12:20, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

CfD nomination of Category:Years in the French First Republic


Category:Years in the French First Republic has been nominated for merging. You are encouraged to join the discussion on the Categories for discussion page. Place Clichy (talk) 14:03, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement!

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Please note that Louis IV of France, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
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loi pour une République numérique

I took this out of the recent translation filter logs. As I don't know French, I am asking for advice about it here. What should I do with it? » Shadowowl | talk 20:38, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Need help with reference translation

I'm working on Draft:Tom Waltham. I found what looks like a good source,, but it's in French and the various auto-translation tools for some reason can't handle the document format. Would somebody be willing to translate this for me? I realize that's a lot of work; I'd be happy if somebody could read it and summarize the facts that would be most useful as references for Draft:Tom Waltham. -- RoySmith (talk) 14:14, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

Oh, never mind. It looks like I can copy-paste it one paragraph at at time and then the autotranslator can deal with that. -- RoySmith (talk) 14:17, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
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