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WikiProject Finland (Rated Project-class)
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Request for information on WP1.0 web tool [ edit ]

Hello and greetings from the maintainers of the WP 1.0 Bot! As you may or may not know, we are currently involved in an overhaul of the bot, in order to make it more modern and maintainable. As part of this process, we will be rewriting the web tool that is part of the project. You might have noticed this tool if you click through the links on the project assessment summary tables.

We'd like to collect information on how the current tool is used! How do you yourself and the other maintainers of your project use the web tool? Which of its features do you need? How frequently do you use these features? And what features is the tool missing that would be useful to you? We have collected all of these questions at this Google form where you can leave your response. Walkerma (talk) 04:24, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

Geographic names when Finland was under Swedish rule (and Swedish was the sole official language of government) [ edit ]

Wikipedia:Naming_conventions_(geographic_names)#Finland: Article titles should be in the majority language (Finnish or Swedish) of the province, municipality, region or sub-region, unless there is a well-established name in English.

But what about historical context? Should Swedish names be used primarily over Finnish ones when writing about historical Finnish subjects when Finland was under Swedish rule? I mean even when referring to places where Finnish was the majority language of the population?

For example Mikael Agricola now uses both: Swedish first: Nyland (Uusimaa) ... Viborg (Viipuri) and Finnish: Uusimaa (Nyland) ... Turku (Åbo) ... Uusikirkko.

Another example, Klaus Fleming: Finnish: Pohja and Swedish: Pojo. (talk) 16:40, 8 December 2019 (UTC)

Sanna Marin [ edit ]

Would be great to flesh out the article on Sanna Marin who is about to be sworn in as the world's youngest serving prime minister. Many of the current refs are in Finnish so I cannot read them. Funcrunch (talk) 22:41, 9 December 2019 (UTC)

File:FIN-A36b-Finlands Bank-20 Markkaa (1862).jpg to appear as POTD soon [ edit ]

Hello! This is a note to let the editors in WikiProject Finland know that File:FIN-A36b-Finlands Bank-20 Markkaa (1862).jpg will be appearing as picture of the day on January 13, 2020. You can view and edit the POTD blurb at Template:POTD/2020-01-13. I am posting here in the hope that someone who speaks the language will be able to confirm whether the text on the reverse of the note is in Russian and Swedish, or in Russian and Finnish. Swedish seems to have been the official language in Finland at the time and "TJUGU" means twenty in Swedish but not in Finnish (I think). Thanks! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 11:18, 28 December 2019 (UTC)

The Finnish markka was the currency of Finland from 1860 to 2002. The currency was divided into 100 pennies and was first introduced by the Bank of Finland to replace the Russian ruble at a rate of four markkaa to one ruble. The markka was replaced by the euro on 1 January 2002 and ceased to be legal tender on 28 February later that year.

This picture shows a 20-markka banknote issued in 1862, as part of the first issue of markka banknotes (1860 to 1862), for the Grand Duchy of Finland, then an autonomous part of the Russian Empire; 1862 was also the first year of issue for this particular denomination. The banknote's obverse depicts the coat of arms of Finland on a Russian double-headed eagle, and was personally signed by the director and the cashier of the Bank of Finland. The text on the obverse is in Swedish, whereas the reverse is primarily in Russian and Finnish.Banknote credit: Bank of Finland; photographed by Andrew Shiva

Juminkeko Foundation review [ edit ]


I have been advised to get in contact with the WikiProject Finland for a focused expertise on the article about the Juminkeko Foundation in English. Here is the draft that has been rejected:

I see that there are some problems with the sources. First of all the reviewers do not speak Finnish and I quoted some Finnish newspapers with articles in Finnish. Secondly the articles are from the '90s and there is no web version of them, it is indeed difficult to prove their truthfulness although they exist! A couple of articles quoting Juminkeko are online (MTV Uutinen and Yle), but in Finnish.

Another problem is the style of the article. I have been told that it appears more like an advertisement although I read it again and it seems unbiased to me. There are just some basic info about the Foundation, the building, the aims and the projects. I do not know how to make it better. Does anyone have any piece of advice?

Thank you.

Regards, Giuliasantelli (talk) 14:38, 30 September 2020 (UTC)

This discussion page is quite dead; you might want to try fi:Wikipedia:Lähetystö or fi:Wikipedia:Kahvihuone (Wikipedian käytön neuvonta) instead. (talk) 14:45, 1 October 2020 (UTC)
After I did some copyediting and added some things, the draft looks ok - I didin't find any advertising in it. Maybe ask from its reviewer User:SL93 for more details. (talk) 22:49, 1 October 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for pinging me. “Aims at” sounds promotional. If someone can get across the organization’s mission without using that, I will approve the draft. SL93 (talk) 22:56, 1 October 2020 (UTC)
I have accepted it. SL93 (talk) 00:05, 2 October 2020 (UTC)
What is this?