Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Ethiopia

Latest comment: 29 days ago by Herrikez in topic Ongoing rewriting of Architecture of Ethiopia

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The pages on 1974 coup and surrounding events are poor quality edit

The pages about the 1974 coup against Haile Selassie, and topics related to it, are of very poor quality. Many include grammatical errors, overreliance on a handful of sources, and are largely the work of a single, now banned user. These include:

- Opposition to Haile Selassie

- Ethiopian Revolution

- 1974 Ethiopian coup d'état

- 1958–1975 Wollo–Tigray famine

- Peasant revolution in Ethiopia

These pages clearly don't meet wikipedia's standards. They either need a lot of work to improve them, or they should be removed, and anything worthwhile merged into other articles. Jogarz1921 (talk) 03:10, 16 April 2023 (UTC)Reply

Discussion at Talk:List of calendar of saints in the Orthodox Tewahedo edit

  You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:List of calendar of saints in the Orthodox Tewahedo. Gyrofrog (talk) 19:38, 1 May 2023 (UTC)Reply

Geographical names of Ethiopia edit

Hi everyone, I'm the guy who some 15 or so years ago originally created many of the articles on administrative subdivisions in Ethiopia, & have been away for the most part for the last 10 years. Now I'll state here that many of these articles were little more than starts, containing some demographic information, a bit of geographic information based on the current maps, & maybe a few other details I managed to scrape from the sources I had. So I must say that I'm impressed with how some of these articles have matured & are useful & full of information. I hope the people who improved them are proud of their work, because they deserve to be. Much of the time I simply could not find much about some of the various places, which frustrated me. Times have changed, & there's a lot more on the Internet (& in printed sources available outside of Africa) about Ethiopia.

On the other hand, I can see that not everyone liked my choices -- but that's okay, since at the time I was simply copying from the printed documents in front of me: sometimes the document was out of date, or used an obsolete style of transliteration, or just wasn't the best. I used what I had, crossed my fingers & hoped for the best. And accept that some of the choices were simply wrong.

I need to point out that there is a process for changing the names of articles. What one has to do is to go to the specific tab in the browser, click on it & type in the new name -- hopefully after one has posted their intent to change the name, with the reason for it. (It's actually a good idea to provide some kind of persuasive argument for the change.) The process is not to do things like change the names in the links or create an article with the new name & cut-n-paste the text into that. Doing either of those breaks links thus impairing the usefulness of Wikipedia.

I don't know if posting this information here will prevent these well-intended but harmful edits, but one has to at least try. Thanks for reading. -- llywrch (talk) 22:54, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply

Joining edit

How could i join? I have yet to be invited but I'm very interested in joining Thanks! THEREALhistoryandgames (talk) 16:12, 22 July 2023 (UTC)Reply

There's nothing formal, just add yourself here: Wikipedia:WikiProject Ethiopia/Members. Welcome! -- Gyrofrog (talk) 20:16, 22 July 2023 (UTC)Reply
thanks! THEREALhistoryandgames (talk) 17:07, 24 July 2023 (UTC)Reply

Merger discussion for Ethiopian Civil War and Fall of the Derg edit

  Articles which may be of interest to members of this project—Ethiopian Civil War and Fall of the Derg—have been proposed for merging. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. XTheBedrockX (talk) 16:20, 5 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

Women in Green's 5th Edit-a-thon edit


Hello WikiProject Ethiopia:

WikiProject Women in Green is holding a month-long Good Article Edit-a-thon event in October 2023!

Running from October 1 to 31, 2023, WikiProject Women in Green (WiG) is hosting a Good Article (GA) edit-a-thon event with the theme Around the World in 31 Days! All experience levels welcome. Never worked on a GA project before? We'll teach you how to get started. Or maybe you're an old hand at GAs – we'd love to have you involved! Participants are invited to work on nominating and/or reviewing GA submissions related to women and women's works (e.g., books, films) during the event period. We hope to collectively cover article subjects from at least 31 countries (or broader international articles) by month's end. GA resources and one-on-one support will be provided by experienced GA editors, and participants will have the opportunity to earn a special WiG barnstar for their efforts.

We hope to see you there!

Grnrchst (talk) 13:00, 21 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

Merge input request edit


Formal request has been received to merge: Legislature of the Ethiopian Empire and Imperial Parliament of Ethiopia into Government of the Ethiopian Empire; dated: September 2023. Proposer's Rationale: These articles are about the same subject. ~Cheney123. Additional input requested. GenQuest "scribble" 16:28, 24 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

Discussion at Talk:Tigray#Requested move 30 September 2023 edit


An editor has requested that Tigray be moved to Tigray (disambiguation), which may be of interest to this WikiProject. You are invited to participate in the move discussion. XTheBedrockX (talk) 17:37, 30 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

Discussion at Wikipedia:Help desk § Tabot image edit

  You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Help desk § Tabot image. Gyrofrog (talk) 17:43, 31 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

Tabot has an RfC edit


Tabot, which is within the scope of this WikiProject, has an RfC for possible consensus. A discussion is taking place. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments on the discussion page. Thank you. Gyrofrog (talk) 00:51, 2 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

Ongoing rewriting of Architecture of Ethiopia edit

  Hello! Just to communicate that there is a major revision going on the Architecture of Ethiopia page by an user that seems convinced that every stone building in Ethiopia must have been built by Arabs, most sources he uses are from the Colonial period. Anyone here with knowledge on the subject that can check if anything he writes holds any water? I am not knowledgeable enough to question him on it. Herrikez (talk) 18:05, 15 March 2024 (UTC)Reply