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Hi. If you have time, please take a look on meta at this page m:Wiki4MediaFreedom contest. It's an event organized by Rossella Vignola (OBC), there is a list of articles to improve also on English wikipedia.--Alexmar983 (talk) 21:02, 26 May 2018 (UTC)

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   07:34, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

Historical eras of the country and article titles[edit]

Hi, I have recently been editing Romani people in the Czech Republic, which covers partly the history of Romani people in the area generally, but also WWII, the Communist era, and modern Czech Rep. Obviously for the vast majority of this time the Czech Republic didn't exist. There is also an article about Romani people in Czechoslovakia, which covers just the First Republic and Communist Era (no mention of WWII). There is substantial overlap between these two articles, in fact almost the whole text of the Czechoslovakia one is contained within the Czech Rep article. In theory there is clearly enough to write about to write full and separate articles about Romani in modern day CzRep and historically in the region, but both the articles are currently kind of short, so I think it makes sense to present all the information in one article. But what should that article be called? If the article incorporates info about modern day Czech Rep I feel the article shouldn't be just Czechoslovakia, cos that's inaccurate, but it shouldn't be just Czech Rep either because that ignores Slovakia. Or is it better to split the information entirely into pre-dissolution and post-dissolution? I'm sure this isn't the first time this issue has come up, so could someone point me in the direction of previous discussions on this matter which arrived at some consensus? Or share your thoughts on this specific case? Many thanks Jdcooper (talk) 12:20, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

Hi @Jdcooper:. I would say the best solution would be to develop & improve the article Romani people in Czechoslovakia, including also the period of World War II. Roma people in Czechoslovakia inhabited both now-sovereign countries, so it would be better to keep the information in one article, rather than copy pasting the same info into the Romani people in the Czech Republic and Romani people in Slovakia articles. Once done, I think a short link or mention to the Romani people in Czechoslovakia article from the Romani people in the Czech Republic and Romani people in Slovakia articles would do the trick. -- Darwinek (talk) 17:02, 3 June 2018 (UTC)
Yup, that's basically what I've done I think. I don't have the knowledge to expand any of the articles really (for now at least!) but I think they look ok at the moment, and it's clear where any expansion should go. Jdcooper (talk) 17:13, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

Request for comment on merge proposal[edit]

Hi, request for comment on the proposed merger of Rudolfinum and Galerie Rudolfinum. Please add your views here. Thanks! Jdcooper (talk) 09:35, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Mass deletion nominations[edit]

About 30 short stubs on Czech books and films have been nominated for deletion today and yesterday, please see Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Czech Republic. DaßWölf 02:35, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

I've noticed. I think that most of the articles could be easily saved. I have to admit that creations were a bit sloppy, but the nominations are sloppy as well. There is nothing creative or constructive in it. Vejvančický (talk / contribs) 04:30, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

A rather gruesome translation request[edit]

For my recent GA nom, Escape of Viktor Pestek and Siegfried Lederer from Auschwitz, I include the following statement attributed to Pestek: "Nenávidím sám sebe za to, že se musím dívat na to, jak jsou zabíjeny ženy a děti. Chtěl bych něco udělat, abych zapomněl na zápach pálícího se masa a mohl se cítit trošku čistší." My Czech is not good, but I translated this as "I hate myself for having to watch women and children be killed. I want to do something to forget the smell of burning human flesh and feel a little cleaner." I was hoping that someone could check it to make sure that it is a good translation. Thanks in advance. Catrìona (talk) 14:11, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

It is a very good translation. Well done. - Darwinek (talk) 22:46, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
Thank you! Catrìona (talk) 23:37, 12 August 2018 (UTC)