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Waard dab page is at AfD[edit]

See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Waard. Is this a useful disambiguation page? PamD 18:21, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Dutch word 'waard' stands for a type of flat and fertile land that has been formed by a river, but that is meanwhile protected by dikes, so that it can be used for agriculture (or other purposes) without having the risk of flooding. This as distinct from the Dutch word 'uiterwaard' (river foreland, d:Q333379), being a piece of land that is NOT protected by a dike, and so will flood periodically.
The difference between a 'waard' and a 'polder' is that a polder is completely surrounded by dikes, while a waard has only a dike along the river; the other sides are not protected by dikes because the land is (very) gradually sloping upwards, away from the river.
I don't know if there is an English word for a 'waard'. If not, then it could be useful to keep this page, not as a disambiguation page but instead as a page that can explain the meaning of this Dutch word. Then, (former) Grote Hollandse Waard and Hoeksche Waard, Alblasserwaard, Bommelerwaard, Lopikerwaard (and many others) can be given as examples. Erik Wannee (talk) 14:53, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
We dont need an English word to have articles about terms specific to particular cultures. Can you write up a stub for the term, with references? YOU may also consider an alternative to have a section "Vaard" in "Polder" . By the way, there is Alblasserwaard ans others in the Netherlands section of "Polder", so this can me a good place for clarification. The "Vaard" is good as rediret to this secction. Lokys dar Vienas (talk) 19:36, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
What do you mean with 'Vaard'? That's not an existing Dutch word. Erik Wannee (talk) 16:11, 14 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can I get assistance to assess the notability of this page? It came up while reviewing a related topic at AfC but the majority of references I find here are in Dutch (which unfortunately I cannot read). CNMall41 (talk) 08:04, 14 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Uhm... I'd like to help you, but there are no references in the article. Which references do you want to have reviewed? Erik Wannee (talk) 16:05, 14 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well... I guess it would've helped if I included the link. My brain is aging quicker than I would like. --CNMall41 (talk) 07:44, 15 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The web site of the DTC is Most information on the article Digital Trust Center must have been derived from that web site. Some paragraphs are more or less a translation of that web site. I added two references that refer to that web site. Because the DTC and its web site are part of the Dutch government, the information on it is very reliable. Erik Wannee (talk) 15:56, 15 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you. I guess what I am asking is if any of the references can be used to show that it meets WP:NCORP. Do any of the references meet the criteria of WP:ORGCRIT? I wanted to do my due diligence prior to recommending it for deletion. Despite there being no English references meeting the criteria, I did not want to send it to AfD if there were Non-English references that did. --CNMall41 (talk) 06:48, 16 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

2023 Voorschoten train crash[edit]

Is there anyone in the Voorschoten area that can get some photographs of the 2023 Voorschoten train crash for use in the article please. Mjroots (talk) 07:46, 4 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

They can be found at c:Category:Voorschoten rail accident on 4 April 2023. Erik Wannee (talk) 08:33, 8 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Frisian villages[edit]

22 articles, including Mitselwier, have been moved by Magna Frisia from a Dutch name to a Frisian name, following a change in their official names on 1 January 2023.[1] Is the Frisian name likely to be the WP:COMMONNAME?


  1. ^ "22 dorpen in Noardeast-Fryslân krijgen op 1 januari 2023 een nieuwe Friese naam" [22 villages in Noardeast-Fryslân will receive a new Frisian name on 1 January 2023]. RTV NOF (in Dutch). 10 December 2022. Retrieved 7 April 2023.

TSventon (talk) 22:28, 7 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

In Friesland, Dutch and Frisian are both official languages. About the official names of settlements in Friesland: according to the Dutch law 'Wet basisregistratie adressen en gebouwen' (article 1n), every settlement can have only one official name. Every municipality has the right to determine which name will be the official one. In 2021, the municipal council of the municipality Noardeast-Fryslân has determined that the Frisian names of all 22 settlements will be the official ones from 1-1-2023 on. Erik Wannee (talk) 08:30, 8 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Project-independent quality assessments[edit]

Quality assessments by Wikipedia editors rate articles in terms of completeness, organization, prose quality, sourcing, etc. Most wikiprojects follow the general guidelines at Wikipedia:Content assessment, but some have specialized assessment guidelines. A recent Village pump proposal was approved and has been implemented to add a |class= parameter to {{WikiProject banner shell}}, which can display a general quality assessment for an article, and to let project banner templates "inherit" this assessment.

No action is required if your wikiproject follows the standard assessment approach. Over time, quality assessments will be migrated up to {{WikiProject banner shell}}, and your project banner will automatically "inherit" any changes to the general assessments for the purpose of assigning categories.

However, if your project has decided to "opt out" and follow a non-standard quality assessment approach, all you have to do is modify your wikiproject banner template to pass {{WPBannerMeta}} a new |QUALITY_CRITERIA=custom parameter. If this is done, changes to the general quality assessment will be ignored, and your project-level assessment will be displayed and used to create categories, as at present. Aymatth2 (talk) 17:22, 12 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Archdiocese of Utrecht (695–1580)#Requested move 16 May 2023 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. Captain Jack Sparrow (talk) 05:29, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]