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Semi-protected edit request on 6 December 2022[edit]

"It is the second most populous country in Europe after Russia," <-- Germany is the third most populous country in Europe after Russia and Turkey, if we are including Transcontinental European Countries. If not, then Germany is the most populous country in Europe. This error should be resolved. MarioWood12345 (talk) 07:10, 6 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Pizzaplayer219TalkContribs 13:50, 6 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
According to the UN
Russia Population: 145,102,755
Turkey Population: 84,775,404
Germany Population: 83,408,554 MarioWood12345 (talk) 17:49, 7 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You still haven’t provided a reliable source. All you have to do is link a website that says this information. Pizzaplayer219TalkContribs 17:52, 7 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The wikipedia page on European countries by population says Turkey is the second largest country in Europe by population.
According to World Bank Data:
Russia Population: 143,446,060 (
Turkey Population: 85,042,736 (
Germany Population: 83,129,285 ( MarioWood12345 (talk) 00:58, 11 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Recognised Regional Languages[edit]

Upper Sorbian is Recognised in Saxony and Lower Sorbian is Recognised in Brandenburg, Specifically Cottbus

North Frisian is Recognised in Schleswig-Holstein and East Frisian in Lower Saxony

Low German is Recognised in Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg

Danish in Schleswig Holstein and Romani Nationwide

this is all part of (talk) 09:17, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Faith statistics in the Infobx[edit]

An editor by the name of Nikkimaria is removing faith statistics saying they don't belong there. The editor seems reckless as they similarly removed my updated population statistics without giving a second thought, until I took my stand. Now they are saying that some talk page page discussion said so. However, other Wikipedia country pages have faith statistics too and no one is objecting to that. Moreover, Wikipedia pages aren't set in stone so I am creating this discussion and invite the editor who added those stats to come here and take the stand.Riopex (talk) 05:06, 8 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This is the norm in many FA articles where editors have determined that the section needs more explanation then listing data can offer and or that it overwhelms the info box with raw data that haszero context that is outdated or convoluted. Moxy-Maple Leaf (Pantone).svg 15:22, 8 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
But the data added by Ebasti was supported by valid sources and wasn't overwhelming the Infobox in anyway.Riopex (talk) 11:18, 9 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
As noted, it does not provide appropriate context in that form. If you look at the Religion section, there are concerns around the reliability of the data. Nikkimaria (talk) 02:55, 10 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I agree with @Riopex:. My edit is fully sourced and well referenced yet it was reverted due to ambiguous reasons. Reliable statistics should be added to the lead just like other countries. Regards Ebasti (talk) 06:52, 9 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"just like other" X is not generally a good argument, particularly for content for which inclusion is determined specifically at the article level. Nikkimaria (talk) 02:55, 10 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I agree that data inclusion should be determined at the article level. However, valid arguments should be provided to discard my well sourced edit, yet you have provided none of those. Regards Ebasti (talk) 13:22, 10 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
As above, presenting a mass of data without context is not beneficial. Nikkimaria (talk) 04:21, 11 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
What exactly do you mean by 'context' here? Context is already given i.e., the data is about religion in Germany. Regards Ebasti (talk) 10:49, 12 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That's a label, not sufficient to allow readers to understand and interpret the data. Nikkimaria (talk) 14:18, 12 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Using that logic we shouldn't add GINI, population and HDI parameters either because they are just labels that aren't sufficient to allow readers to understand and interpret the data. Regards Ebasti (talk) 13:52, 14 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Information about religion in Germany should be added in the information box. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:30, 12 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

yes add the data. Wikipedia readers are sophisticated enough to know about religion--and in Germany religion has always been a MAJOR factor in shaping politics and history--for example for the last 75 years the German party system has been dominated by the Christian Democratic Union as the #1 party (it's a coalition of Catholics and Lutherans). The decline in membership has been a big deal recently. Rjensen (talk) 14:01, 14 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 9 February 2023[edit]

" German national football team" = " Germany national team" 2603:8000:D300:D0F:24B5:AB6:9CE2:AD8B (talk) 06:23, 9 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. CMD (talk) 07:12, 9 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 17 February 2023[edit]

Infobox country template has a bad reference, it says: (talk) 22:10, 17 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

wiki mangled this reply. check the 'area_footnote' under the Infobox template. It has a broken ref tag. (talk) 22:11, 17 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done small jars tc 10:42, 18 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request[edit]

Please add in the intro that Germany is on the crossroads of Western and Central Europe. 2600:100C:A21C:E44E:DC4:BC3B:4D5B:AA52 (talk) 23:29, 25 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. GiovanniSidwell (talk) 05:27, 26 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

In the intro, please add that Germany is on the crossroads of Western and Central Europe. There are also several sources that place it in Western Europe as well.2600:100C:A21C:E44E:2CF0:7EE2:2CCD:CA5C (talk) 02:37, 27 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]

 Not done: Asking volunteers to add that Germany is on the cross... is insufficient per our guidelines on making edit requests and the very template you are invoking. You need to write out what you want the article to say specifically and you need to produce the sources yourself. Please do not re-open this request until you do so, IP.
If you'd like to be able to edit this article, you can create an account and then work to meet the autoconfirmed criteria. —Sirdog (talk) 05:35, 27 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]