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Instructions for nominators

Create a subpage for your new DYK suggestion and then list the page below under the date the article was created or the expansion began or it became a good article (not the date you submit it here), with the newest dates at the bottom. Any registered user may nominate a DYK suggestion (if you are not a registered user, please leave a message at the bottom of the DYK project talk page with the details of the article you would like to nominate and the hook you would like to propose); self-nominations are permitted and encouraged. Thanks for participating and please remember to check back for comments on your nomination (consider watchlisting your nomination page).

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To nominate an article

Read these instructions completely before proceeding.
For simplified instructions, see User:Rjanag/Quick DYK 2.
I.
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Enter the article title in the box below and click the button. (To nominate multiple articles together, enter any or all of the article titles.) You will then be taken to a preloaded nomination page.


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On the nomination page, fill in the relevant information. See Template:NewDYKnomination and {{NewDYKnomination/guide}} for further information.

  • Not every line of the template needs to be filled in. For instance, if you are not nominating an image to appear with your hook, there is no need to fill in the image-related lines.
  • Add an edit summary e.g. "Nominating YOUR ARTICLE TITLE for DYK" and click Save page.
  • Make sure the nomination page is on your watchlist, so you can follow the review discussion.
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In the current nominations section find the subsection for the date on which the article was created or on which expansion began (or, if a new Good Article, the date on which it became a GA), not the date on which you make the nomination.

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  • Consider adding {{Did you know nominations/YOUR ARTICLE TITLE}} to the article's talk page (without a section heading‍—‌the template adds a section heading automatically).

How to review a nomination

Any editor who was not involved in writing/expanding or nominating an article may review it by checking to see that the article meets all the DYK criteria (long enough, new enough, no serious editorial or content issues) and the hook is cited. Editors may also alter the suggested hook to improve it, suggest new hooks, or even lend a hand and make edits to the article to which the hook applies so that the hook is supported and accurate. For a more detailed discussion of the DYK rules and review process see the supplementary guidelines and the WP:Did you know/Reviewing guide.

To post a comment or review on a DYK nomination, follow the steps outlined below:

  • Look through this page, Template talk:Did you know, to find a nomination you would like to comment on.
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    Article length and age are fine, no copyvio or plagiarism concerns, reliable sources are used. But the hook needs to be shortened.

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Instructions for other editors

How to promote an accepted hook

  • See Wikipedia:Did you know/Preparation areas for full instructions.
  • Hooks that have been approved are located on the approved nominations page.
  • In one window, open the DYK nomination subpage of the hook you would like to promote.
  • In another window, open the prep set you intend to add the hook to.
  • In the prep set...
    • Paste the hook into the hook area (be sure to not paste in that that)
    • Paste the credit information ({{DYKmake}} and/or {{DYKnom}}) into the credits area.
    • Add an edit summary, e.g. "Promoted [[Jane Fonda]]", preview, and save
  • Back on DYK nomination page...
    • change {{DYKsubpage to {{subst:DYKsubpage
    • change |passed= to |passed=yes
    • Add an edit summary, e.g. "Promoted to Prep 3", preview, and save

How to remove a rejected hook

  • Open the DYK nomination subpage of the hook you would like to remove. (It's best to wait several days after a reviewer has rejected the hook, just in case someone contests or the article undergoes a large change.)
  • In the window where the DYK nomination subpage is open, replace the line {{DYKsubpage with {{subst:DYKsubpage, and replace |passed= with |passed=no. Then save the page. This has the effect of wrapping up the discussion on the DYK nomination subpage in a blue archive box and stating that the nomination was unsuccessful, as well as adding the nomination to a category for archival purposes.

How to remove a hook from the prep areas or queue

  • Edit the prep area or queue where the hook is and remove the hook and the credits associated with it.
  • Go to the hook's nomination subpage (there should have been a link to it in the credits section).
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    • Go back to the last version before the edit where the hook was promoted, and revert to that version to make the nomination active again.
    • Add a new icon on the nomination subpage to cancel the previous tick and leave a comment after it explaining that the hook was removed from the prep area or queue, and why, so that later reviewers are aware of this issue.
  • Add a transclusion of the template back to this page so that reviewers can see it. It goes under the date that it was first created/expanded/listed as a GA. You may need to add back the day header for that date if it had been removed from this page.
  • If you removed the hook from a queue, it is best to either replace it with another hook from one of the prep areas, or to leave a message at WT:DYK asking someone else to do so.
  • Add a link to the nomination subpage at Wikipedia:Did you know/Removed to help in tracking removals.

How to move a nomination subpage to a new name

  • Don't; it should not ever be necessary, and will break some links which will later need to be repaired. Even if you change the title of the article, you don't need to move the nomination page.

Nominations

Older nominations

Articles created/expanded on October 22

Caroline Brady (philologist)

Created by Usernameunique (talk). Self-nominated at 18:12, 24 October 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, and thoroughly footnoted. But although this isn't an explicit DYK criterion, the article is problematic, in that it presents lots of little boring details about the subject's life (like the street addresses where she lived and who owned those pieces of property or the subsequent history of a ship she took a trip on as a child) but nowhere does it clearly state what she is notable for in a way that would clearly indicate a pass of our academic notability standards. It states what her scholarship was on, but not why it is significant (if it is). It lists what look like all her publications, rather than making any attempt to select the significant ones. It says she published "more than a dozen book" but lists no books. Much of the sourcing is non-secondary and of dubious reliability and fails to cover the subject in the depth that would be required to establish general notability (e.g. seven separate sources from FamilySearch; local newspaper listings of community college courses; entries in association membership directories). The subject appears never to have progressed past assistant professor in academic rank, a red flag for a failed academic career. I worry that, if an article in this state is linked on the main page, it would very quickly get sent to AfD. The parts of the article that look like they might be usable to establish notability are the Talbot Fellowship and (if she published any) book publications that might have associated book reviews. I think the article could use significant trimming of the uninteresting parts so that readers could focus more clearly on the interesting parts.
As for the rest of the criteria: QPQ done. Earwig found a copied direct quote but no problematic copying. The main hook needs disambiguation on the Pennsylvania link. I prefer hooks ALT1 or ALT2, but they're inadequately sourced for DYK: ALT1 is given only the subject's own publications as sources, ALT2 has no sources at all. —David Eppstein (talk) 02:58, 26 October 2017 (UTC)
  • David Eppstein, thanks for your review. I've added some more information on her publications that should help make her notability more clear. Please let me know if you would like more, although I'm not sure what exactly that would be; a Google Scholar citation count would perhaps be on point, but if you think that the torpedoing of a boat is a "boring detail", then saying that "this article has been cited 36 times" is perhaps hopeless.
Your other main criticism seems to be that the article is filled with minutiae. To the extent that it is necessary to defend this (cf. "this isn't an explicit DYK criterion"), it's worth remembering that little is known about Brady's life. She produced relevant and notable scholarship in the 1940s and 1950s, yet no mention of her appears between 1955 and 1979, when she published the first of two widely-cited articles after a decades-long hiatus. In the absence of a more comprehensive source of information on her such as an obituary, the amalgamation of many small details—whether or not one might term some "boring"—is a way to sketch a picture of Brady's life. Knowing that she lived at 132 S. Laurel Avenue in Los Angeles, for example, is relevant when one considers that it was her parents' address: it implies that between her stints at a community college and at Harvard, she moved back in with her parents. Meanwhile, knowing that she once lived in Cambridge reinforces the scant information on her time at Harvard. It's not ideal, and it would be particularly nice to figure out what she was up to from 1955 to 1979, but at the end of the day the sources that we have are the sources that we have.
Re: sources, I've added one (Frank 1987) to back up ALT1. ALT2 is harder to source as it is backed up by 'negative information,' i.e., the complete absence of anything showing that she published between 1955 and 1979. If in your opinion that's not enough to back up ALT2, then let's just go with another. --Usernameunique (talk) 22:11, 10 November 2017 (UTC)
The torpedoing of the boat is a particularly egregious example, but the same thing is true throughout the article. It's not so much that the torpedoing of a boat is a boring event – it isn't – but that the event has absolutely nothing to do with the subject. She rode on the boat once; as it involved an intercontinental move for Brady's family, that is significant enough to mention. But why would someone who comes to this article to find out about Brady's life be interested to find instead a description of what happened to a boat five years after Brady rode on it? That's not part of her life. A large fraction of the article appears to be filler of this type rather than actual informative content about Brady. —David Eppstein (talk) 22:17, 10 November 2017 (UTC)
David Eppstein, I've moved the torpedoing information to the notes section. Returning again to the DYK criteria, is there anything still holding back this nomination? Thanks, --Usernameunique (talk) 22:21, 10 November 2017 (UTC)
It still has all the appearance of an article about someone who is not notable. The lead makes no assertion of significance, and the sources that could be used to make a case for WP:GNG (the nontrivial reviews of her work) are buried under a mountain of redundant trivial sources that do not count towards notability (e.g. 21 different copies of the membership list of an association in which membership is not a significant honor). She may well actually be notable, but the article works very hard to make her appear not. —David Eppstein (talk) 01:24, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
I'm having significant problems with this article in terms of NOTE as well. According to the article, as it stands, this person did not win any notable awards for her work, was not elected to the chair of any notable organizations, and doesn't seem to be particularly widely quoted. There are some interesting quotes about her work, but I'm not clear if they are notable either. There are lots of academics who led interesting lives, what makes this one notable in Wiki terms? Maury Markowitz (talk) 18:53, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
Maury Markowitz, thanks for weighing in. I believe that Brady's notability is evidenced both by her Marion Talbot fellowship, and by the impact of her publications, a number of which—particularly her 1943 book, and her last two articles on Beowulf—are widely cited within her field. Minor figure that she was, having an article about her allows anyone wondering who she was to easily find out; that her page has been viewed 13 times per day on average suggests that I was not the only one with that question. At the same time, I don't think that a DYK nomination is the appropriate place to contest the notability of an article's subject. If you or David Eppstein believe that this is an AFD candidate, then being proactive by bringing it there would be more useful than simply weighing in here.
Also, to David Eppstein's earlier point about the membership lists that include Brady: these do not count towards Brady's notability, but they are not intended to, nor have they even been suggested to do that. They serve two purposes. First, they provide a 21 year chronology of Brady's academic appointments. Second, they demonstrate that Caroline Agnes Brady is the same person commonly (and probably incorrectly) referred to as "Caroline Agnes von Egmont Brady" (see, e.g., WorldCat). This was quite confusing when I was researching Brady—I thought at first that they were two separate people—but hopefully by providing hard evidence that the two names refer to one person, it will help others avoid similar confusion. --Usernameunique (talk) 22:55, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
The current state of the article is disappointing, but in my view the bar of notability is easily met. Her 1943 doctoral dissertation, Legends of Ermanaric, is help in 151 libraries according to Worldcat. The large time gap in her research output is puzzling but we may never know the reasons; this could be briefly summarized. A recent handbook on Beowulf (1998) gives half a page to her work on that topic, and (if anyone had the time) the article might be refocused on what she is still known for. A Google for 'Carolyn Brady Beowulf' brings up some relevant hits. EdJohnston (talk) 16:31, 23 December 2017 (UTC)
  • No position on notability, but there's still too much trivia, and the directory listings are OR/SYNTH. EEng 04:22, 26 December 2017 (UTC)
EEng#s, to be clear, which DYK criteria in particular does the article not yet meet? --Usernameunique (talk) 04:43, 26 December 2017 (UTC)
  1. 4, policy, which calls for verifiability. The article cites the MLA membership list maybe 20 times, listing it as a secondary source, which it's not. It also cites census date -- again, primary and WP:OR. May be other issues but I'm on mobile so I won't look further. I'm sure this can be salvaged but as it stands this article tries too hard. EEng 05:10, 26 December 2017 (UTC)
EEng#s, thanks for taking a look and for the comments. I've cleaned up the article some, with additional thanks to EdJohnston for the comments and the reference to A Beowulf Handbook (now incorporated).
Differentiating between primary and secondary sources can sometimes be tricky, but even if those MLA lists are primary sources, they should be fine. All they do is "make straightforward, descriptive statements of facts that can be verified by any educated person with access to the primary source but without further, specialized knowledge" (link). As said above, they provide a 20-year roster of Brady's academic appointments (largely also backed up both other sources), and clarify that "Caroline Agnes Brady" is the same person occasionally referred to as "Caroline Agnes von Egmont Brady" (which even WorldCat refers to her as sometimes). You're right that the article is trying, but without leaving it as a stub that's hard to avoid: its subject published a number of notable works and then pretty much disappeared, leaving behind a handful of newspaper articles and syntheses of her work for someone to cobble together. The article's not going to ever make it anywhere close to GA unless a couple of long obituaries come falling out of the sky, but as it stands now, I think it's fine for DYK. --Usernameunique (talk) 06:29, 26 December 2017 (UTC)
You see why I gave up on this? It's this approach, of trying to justify why the article is in the state it is, or making only cosmetic changes that address the specific instances commented on here but not the bigger problem they are instances of, rather than doing something more useful with the feedback. —David Eppstein (talk) 06:38, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

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  • There's no "even if" – the MLA's membership lists are absolutely primary, and cannot be used the way you're using them, for example chaining them together to conclude that the subject worked as a TF from 19xx to 19yy or was an assistant professor from 19aa to 19bb. That's classic WP:SYNTH, and there's a reason we don't allow that. I, personally, have many times been listed by professional societies at old employers or former institutions simply because it didn't really matter or I just forgot. That's why we require that such stuff be filtered through reliable sources who are in a position to do research we can't.
  • And that goes double for everything the article currently lists under Primary sources -- census returns, Social Security death indices, and so on. This stuff is notoriously error-prone and and hard to interpret and there are essentially no circumstances under which a WP article can cite them (except to illustrate a conclusion reached in an appropriate source).
  • As a random additional example, the statement that Brady received her Ph.D in October 1935 is cited to two newspaper sources giving conflicting graduation dates, one in 1935 and one in 1936. Newspapers are typically reliable secondary sources, but mass listings of e.g. names of graduates are exactly the sort of thing they should not be relied upon for.

This doesn't mean the article can't be saved. But it's gotta be cut back to what can be established by reliable sources. On a less important note, the use of short footnotes when only a single page or page range is cited in each source is completely unnecessary, makes getting to sources headache-inducing, and creates a gigantically puffed up "bibliography" – I mean... c'mon... 26 entries reading "List of Members of the Modern Language Association of America". Publications of the Modern Language Association. Modern Language Association. XXXXX (Supplement)"? – it's silly. EEng 03:14, 27 December 2017 (UTC)




Articles created/expanded on November 5

Nicholas Exton

  • ... that in 1388 Nicholas Brembre was tried for treason and hanged, and his fate was sealed by his successor as London Mayor, Nicholas Exton, one of those who "knew him best"? Oliver, C., Parliament and Political Pamphleteering in Fourteenth-century England (Woodbridge, 2010), 104.

Improved to Good Article status by Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi (talk). Self-nominated at 15:48, 9 November 2017 (UTC).


Policy compliance:

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg Article is easily long enough and was newly promoted to GA when nominated. It's in excellent shape generally and well-sourced (not a surprise, since it's just come through the GA process). A few requests for clarification: in the section "Merchant and alderman," one sentence asserts that "... he was also a Surveyor of Murage Mayor of the Westminster staple." I'm unable to parse that line, and it sounds like there's an "and" missing between Murage and Mayor, but I'm not clear enough on what any of those terms means to be sure; perhaps the nominator can clear up that sentence? Another sentence in the same section tells that Exton was "... imprisoned for a year ... and forced to leave the city, albeit temporarily. Only a month later, though, in September 1382, he was arguing the same points in parliament." If he was imprisoned for a year, then how was he in parliament a month later? AGF on the offline hook source, if these two spots can be cleared up, the article will be good to go. The review is now on hold until the article reaches a stable version. The article now appears to be stable and well-sourced, and unclear points have been improved. There are currently three "Citation needed" templates in the article (one of which I added for an unattributed quotation); all three claims need to be given citations or else removed, and then the article will be ready to go. Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 16:48, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

@Bryanrutherford0: I wish you had pinged me. This might have got resolved sooner than it has. Those points have now been clarified, with wikilinks and further info. — fortunavelut lunaRarely receiving (many) pings. Bizarre. 13:27, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
My mistake! It didn't occur to me that you might have nominated the article but not bothered to watchlist the review. Since the article is now tagged with a "major edit" template, I'll review it afresh whenever the rewrite is completed.-Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 14:29, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
After the FAC, you mean? Surely, by then, it will no longer be eligible, surely? @Bryanrutherford0: btw — fortunavelut lunaRarely receiving (many) pings. Bizarre. 15:00, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
I'm not sure what you mean; I don't know anything about any Featured Article nomination. The article we're presently discussing for Did You Know, Nicholas Exton, currently has the "In use" template at the top, and the language is broken and incomplete (e.g., the "London" section ends with "This made the"), presumably because you are in the midst of rewriting and expanding it. You have now substantially changed the article since I reviewed it the first time, making my previous review pointless. I cannot review the article until it reaches a stable version; please indicate here (or by pinging me, if you prefer) when you are done making large changes to the article, and I will be happy to review it again at that point.-Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 15:19, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
Bryanrutherford0 & Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi, looks like this article is now stable enough to be fully reviewed? --Usernameunique (talk) 07:33, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
Ah! Thank you for the heads-up, I'll review it again in the next couple of hours.-Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 14:04, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
@Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi:: I have re-reviewed the article; if you can cite the three points carrying "Citation needed" templates, then it will be ready for approval.-Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 16:48, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg Despite a notice to their talk page (quickly archived without the requested response to this nomination page), the "Citation needed" templates remain. I'll place one more notice on the nominator's talk page (under their new username), and hope that they respond here, as it would be a shame for this article not to appear as a DYK hook. BlueMoonset (talk) 15:41, 21 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Note: the latest notice has produced results: the nominator wrote that I am going through each individual reference in turn, which as you can imagine may take some time, so we'll wait for the results from that process, since work is being done to address the issue. BlueMoonset (talk) 18:42, 23 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 22

Kirsty McGuinness

  • ... that Kirsty McGuinness plays for both the historically mostly Catholic Antrim GAA and the historically mostly Protestant Northern Ireland women's national football team? Source: BBC

Created by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 13:04, 28 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg The C of E New, in time, long enough, sourced, neutral, QPQ done. Issues:
Where in the article does it say that Antrim GAA is mostly Catholic, or that the national team is mostly Protestant?
Hook seems to conflict with this line in the article: "[McGuinness playing on these teams] differed from men's sport where there are sectarian divides between majority Protestant association football and majority Roman Catholic GAA." --Usernameunique (talk) 07:16, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
It's in the last sentence. The hook doesn't conflict with the article as its saying she plays for both women's teams while stating that this doesn't happen in the mens teams due to the divides in NI. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 16:06, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
The C of E, how does "McGuinness would attend Linfield training wearing an Antrim shirt and vice versa" support the hook? Also, what I mean by the apparent contradiction is that the hook implies that the two teams are majority Catholic and majority Protestant, and that McGuinness is an exception to that trend. The sentence about men's soccer appears to say the same; that the teams are majority (but not exclusively) Catholic or Protestant, which also implies that there are some exceptions to the general trend. --Usernameunique (talk) 20:58, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
I see what you are saying. s such, I have amended the hook to state the historical divides between football and GAA that she has crossed. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 06:51, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
Thanks The C of E. Just need something in the article also saying that women's soccer has historically had Catholic/Protestant divisions. I think you're trying to say that in this sentence: "This differed from men's sport where there are traditionally sectarian divides between the historically majority Protestant association football and historically majority Roman Catholic GAA." However, the way that sentence is structured it seems to say that only men's soccer has historically has such a divide, when I think you are trying to say that soccer generally has had the divide, and men's soccer currently still adheres to it. Rephrasing that sentence (e.g., "Traditionally there are sectarian divides between the majority Protestant association football and historically majority Roman Catholic GAA, which are still generally adhered to in men's sport.") should do the trick. --Usernameunique (talk) 12:01, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
@Usernameunique: I have added a clarification. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 22:13, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Thanks The C of E, all set. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Usernameunique (talkcontribs) 23:26, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
Discussion at WT:DYK that led to hook being pulled
  • Hook - " ... that Kirsty McGuinness plays for both the historically mostly Catholic Antrim GAA and the historically mostly Protestant Northern Ireland women's national football team?"
  • Article - "This differed [sic] from men's sport where there are traditionally sectarian divides between the historically majority Protestant association football and historically majority Roman Catholic GAA, which is no longer commonplace in women's sport in Northern Ireland"
  • Source for the hook here even flatly contradicts the hook with the quote ""Sectarianism has never been a problem in women's football. All the clubs I have ever known have always had a great blend of Protestants and Catholics."
  • In other words, the article doesn't claim that the NI women's national team has been "historically Protestant" and the source doesn't back it up either. Also, the article says "Some of our girls come to our training with their Antrim gear on and go to Antrim training with their Linfield shirts on." which suggests that playing women's GAA and football isn't even unusual, which renders the hook immediately non-hooky. Pinging @The C of E, Yoninah, and Usernameunique:. Black Kite (talk) 20:33, 30 December 2017 (UTC)
I realise that my opinion is pretty meaningless but... if there is doubt just pull it before it gets onto the mainpage and replace with another? Can always be fixed, clarified etc and added again, no? Better to be on the safe side in the end. Or are there some arcane rules i am missing that would not allow that to happen? 91.49.74.59 (talk) 21:22, 30 December 2017 (UTC)
No, you're right, I can (and will) do that, even if it's just swapping it with one from a later queue just to allow for more opinions and/or fixes. Black Kite (talk) 21:43, 30 December 2017 (UTC)
I've swapped it back to Prep 5 so it won't go live until tomorrow. Black Kite (talk) 22:21, 30 December 2017 (UTC)
I've moved the hook to Prep 3 so there's no risk of it being promoted to queue before this issue is dealt with. There's no reason to rush things. BlueMoonset (talk) 23:38, 30 December 2017 (UTC)
I had mentioned that the sports are usually divided on religious lines, it is only recently through the women's game that that barrier has been broken down. This hook was designed to show that by featuring a person who has played both GAA and football at representative level, which in itself is an interesting fact. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 06:22, 1 January 2018 (UTC)
The C of E, it might be interesting if it were clear to the average reader that these are actually two different sports with different rules. I didn't realize it myself until just now, by following a number of wikilinks, that Gaelic football is not merely some sort of Irish league that plays standard football/soccer, but a different game. There needs to be clarity regarding this, both in the article and in the hook. I'll let Black Kite comment on whether your response above answers their concerns. BlueMoonset (talk) 06:50, 1 January 2018 (UTC)
Moved out again while waiting for Black Kite to respond; now in Prep 6. BlueMoonset (talk) 22:05, 1 January 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, the problem remains though - the "fact" that the Northern Ireland women's football (as opposed to the men's game) formerly had a sectarian background is not sourced - indeed the source contains a quote that actually contradicts it. It does need to be sourced, the hook can't exist without it. Black Kite (talk) 21:34, 2 January 2018 (UTC)
In light of the above, I've pulled the hook from prep, and will be reopening it on the nominations page shortly. BlueMoonset (talk) 01:25, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg The hook is contradicted by the source (see hatted discussion above, which is copied from the DYK talk page), so this nomination is being pulled from prep so a new hook can be proposed and vetted. BlueMoonset (talk) 01:26, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
    ALT1: ... that Kirsty McGuinness plays for both Antrim GAA and the Northern Ireland women's national football team, whereas in the men's equivalent the two sports are historically divided between Catholics and Protestants? The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 20:48, 7 January 2018 (UTC)
  • ALT1, regrettably, is 212 prose characters, well above the maximum 200 at DYK. Please try again, The C of E. BlueMoonset (talk) 16:51, 8 January 2018 (UTC)
ALT2:... that Kirsty McGuinness plays for both Antrim GAA and the Northern Ireland women's national football team, sports which in the men's equivalent are historically separate for Catholics and Protestants? A minor rewording but it comes to 199 characters. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 17:01, 8 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Pinging Black Kite to see whether this new hook answers their concerns about the facts and sourcing. BlueMoonset (talk) 17:28, 8 January 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 24

Amusement

  • ... that laughter, a signal of amusement, helps us cope with stress because it relaxes the muscles in our bodies?

5x expanded by Galenmcneil (talk). Self-nominated at 23:06, 1 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Not new but expanded on November 21-24.
  • Long enough.
  • Is neutral.
  • Some in-line citations are needed.
  • No close paraphrasing found.
  • The hook is short enough.
  • I don't see a citation for the hook.Zigzig20s (talk) 10:30, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg This is a challenging topic and I reckon the current draft falls too far short. The OED defines its current meaning as "The pleasurable occupation of the attention, or diversion of the mind (from serious duties, etc.)" and explains that this has evolved from being an "Idle time-wasting diversion" to "Anything which lightly and pleasantly diverts the attention, or beguiles the time; a pastime, play, game, means of recreation". It is therefore a very broad category covering not just humour but many kinds of pastime and play. The article entertainment does this much better and we should be considering merger with that page. Andrew D. (talk) 18:57, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
  • I don't really see that - this covers the emotion, not activities which promote it. Entertainment is already 129k raw bytes. Johnbod (talk) 17:39, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
  • I concur, plus this is not FAC, it's DYK so if the article meets the requirements of the DYK criteria, which actually allows for an article to be "far short" of what is possible, then there's not one single scrap of grounds for complaint in that regard either. Plus the stomping into another reviewer's review is bad form too. So a hat-trick of failure. So please, Zigzig20s, continue with your review. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:31, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
  • I'll third. Mr Davidson's objection is completely ill taken, given that the relevant policy isn't WP:¡¡¡EVERYONE!!! but WP:PRIMARYTOPIC. There are additional senses of the word and they should be available in a hatnote or at Amusement (disambiguation) but that's no reason to try to blow up the article's WP:SCOPE to fit every recorded or potential form of time-passing. "Amusement" as the state or agent of "being amused" is perfectly straightforward.

    That said, we still need some more citations, including for the hook, apparently. — LlywelynII 13:10, 17 December 2017 (UTC)
How about A 15-Year Follow-Up Study of Sense of Humor and Causes of Mortality: The Nord-Trøndelag Health Study? It's a 15 year study on 50,000+ subjects and it documents an evidentiary link between laughter and longer lifespans.
Laughter is Good for Your Heart, According to a New UMMC Study. This documents an apparently causative relationship between laughter and reduced instances/severity of heart disease.
Laughter prescription This is an article not a study, but it apparently cites a number of studies showing that laughter can be beneficial in cancer treatment regimes. It's also been cited itself a few times.
And the most on-the-nose one yet is an official page of the Mayo Clinic, written by "Mayo Clinic Staff" (and thus an official position of the clinic), stating without reservation Stress relief from laughter? It's no joke. ᛗᛁᛟᛚᚾᛁᚱPants Tell me all about it. 01:44, 5 January 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 30

Ilona Durigo

Ilona Durigo
Ilona Durigo
  • Reviewed: Regina Barzilay
  • Comment: I filled a red link, and then found the one thing to say about her is this legendary recording. Please hold until after 6 January, if not for Good Friday ;)

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 10:51, 7 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New, in time, long enough, German inline hook citation accepted AGF, no copyvios, QPQ done. Image checks out. Gerda Arendt, there's a big block of German in the penultimate paragraph that hasn't been translated. --Usernameunique (talk) 04:35, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
Yes, I know, the very end. It would be hard to translate (excited poetic language), but is a nice extra for those who know German to give a feeling for the taste of the period. It is summarized before. I can ask Moonraker if a translation is possible? I gave up just on "wunderzart, poesieverklärte", which is literally "wondertender, poetrytransfigured". --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:42, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
Yes, Gerda, I agree with Usernameunique, this would really be better in English. As you know, German has a lot of compound words that we need two or three of ours to translate, or else hyphens, so for wunderzart, poesieverklärte Töne we could say "wonderfully tender tones, transfigured by poetry", or perhaps "poetry-transfigured". I'm busy today, but I could have a go at it tomorrow or the next day if needed. Moonraker (talk) 03:21, 18 December 2017 (UTC)
Yes, please, if desired. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:15, 18 December 2017 (UTC)
Moonraker, do you plan to return to this? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:36, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg I'll second that the present format isn't acceptable; it's just a quote validating a point that has already been made and really belongs in the footnotes. If it's really needed, it should go into a {{blockquote}} [done] or table with parallel translation. Ms Arendt, how about just nixing it altogether, if the nomination's being held up over a difficult and needless translation? — LlywelynII 08:56, 31 December 2017 (UTC)

    It's not really part of the DYK but it would also be good to have cites for the DOB and date of death. — LlywelynII 09:11, 31 December 2017 (UTC)
  • There's no rush. If Moonraker translates, it will be formatted like in Der 100. Psalm. Green pumping hearts.jpg Happy 2018 to you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:36, 31 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 2

Long face syndrome

  • ... that Long face syndrome is a relatively common condition experienced by orthodontic patients with a facial deformity and often associated with open mouth breathing?

5x expanded by 7&6=thirteen (talk). Self-nominated at 14:05, 19 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg 5x expanded, in time, long enough, sourced, no apparent copyvios, QPQ done. user:7&6=thirteen, "often associated with open mouth breathing" doesn't appear to be in the article, and the entire hook is somewhat bland. How about a hook that deals with the Napoleon Dynamite reference? --Usernameunique (talk) 02:05, 26 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Looks good. Added "that" to the front, and took out the italics since the hook is referring to the character in the movie, not the movie itself. --Usernameunique (talk) 02:19, 26 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg I have pulled this from prep 3 because the hook statement was previously removed from the article by another user for sourcing issues. Gatoclass (talk) 14:04, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
That's what the source says. Put it back into the article. User:Eeng is wrong. Gatoclass is excused for pulling it, as the erroneous elimination of the source was a fact.7&6=thirteen () 16:10, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
Usernameunique and User:Eeng. The reliability of the source and the propriety of the removed information (which was the hook) is being discussed at Talk:Long face syndrome. I think this pulled hook is correct. Plainly, it is a reported syndrome. 7&6=thirteen () 20:54, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
Pinging EEng with a valid link so he sees this and can respond. BlueMoonset (talk) 15:10, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
Like 7&6 said this is being discussed on the article's talk page. The source for ALT1 is a paid advertisement. EEng 15:53, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Yaa Ntiamoah Badu

Created by Crosstemplejay (talk). Self-nominated at 13:12, 2 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New, long enough, in time, sourced, QPQ done. Striking ALT1 as less interesting (and too many acronyms). Crosstemplejay, a few phrases need to be reworded. Second, which source supports the fact that she used to be a zoologist? That fact needs to have an inline citation in the article. --Usernameunique (talk) 10:40, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

@Usernameunique: Thanks for the review. I have made the changes recommended. CrossTemple Jay 09:23, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 10

Valentine (Maurice Chevalier song)

Created/expanded by Moscow Connection (talk). Self-nominated at 23:58, 17 December 2017 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Legendary song, on good sources, no copyvio obvious. The hook is fine and sourced. I have some wishes for the article which is a bit like a collection of interesting facts in no particular order. Example: under the header "Background", I'd expect a brief introduction who the singer was (no, don't take for granted that all our readers know him), and then in chronological order what made him write this song when etc. in chronology, not first what someone thought about it later (which would better go to the lead). Generally, one-sentence paragraphs are frowned upon. Do you agree to make some changes? - Take your time, then perhaps we reserve this for Valentine's day, - reservations no longer than six weeks ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:12, 21 December 2017 (UTC)
Okay, I will try to expand it. --Moscow Connection (talk) 23:42, 21 December 2017 (UTC)
I have expanded the article by translating from the French Wikipedia. Is the article okay now? Yes, I would like it to be reserved for Valentine's day.
By the way, I wonder if we can find a hookier hook. --Moscow Connection (talk) 02:09, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
COMMENT: I find the article still too choppy. Would there be a copyright problem with adding the lyrics of the chorus to the article? In French and in English? The rhyming makes great sense in French (petons/tetons, menton/mouton). Apparently, the 'cleaned-up' version in French but for the American audiences, rhymed petons/piton. David notMD (talk) 07:52, 30 December 2017 (UTC)
I will look later. I doubt that the translation is out of copyright. Better link to it if available somewhere. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:46, 30 December 2017 (UTC)
The article already has an External link to the lyrics in French. I recommend adding a link to an English translation. I guess the question is how much of a copyrighted song can be in the article as fair use, and also if a translation can be copyrighted. David notMD (talk) 13:52, 30 December 2017 (UTC)
Translations can certainly be copyrighted. If the above is from a published translation, then it shouldn't even be reproduced on this page. BlueMoonset (talk) 19:58, 30 December 2017 (UTC)
Chorus removed from this page. Would fair use allow for quoting a bit more of the chorus (both French and English) than is currently in the article? David notMD (talk) 03:49, 31 December 2017 (UTC)
Assuming the song is still under copyright and given the short length of the lyrics, most likely not - per WP:COPYQUOTE we can't quote a "substantial portion" of the original work. Nikkimaria (talk) 23:38, 31 December 2017 (UTC)
The article is much improved! Can you be consistent about songs in quotation marks (vs. italics)? And about the tense, - past tense preferred to present tense for encyclopedic "narration". I am not sure about "Maurice Chevalier", - usually it would be just "Chevalier", but his name is almost a trademark. - Can you write a bit more lead? No reference os needed in the lead for facts sourced in the body. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:07, 30 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 26

Bajirao Mastani

Improved to Good Article status by Krish! (talk). Self-nominated at 22:31, 31 December 2017 (UTC).

QPQ: Red XN - Not done
Overall: Symbol question.svg QPQ check failed, everything else looks fine. Regards, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talk • mail) 08:47, 2 January 2018 (UTC)


Articles created/expanded on December 27

American Base Hospital No. 57

Surgical assistants in WW1 U.S. Military Hospital No. 57 Operating Room
Surgical assistants in WW1 U.S. Military Hospital No. 57 Operating Room

Created by Esemono (talk). Self-nominated at 07:51, 28 December 2017 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Article is new enough and long enough. Not a stub. No pic to review. It's neutral and references are adequate. AGF on offline sources. No copyvios or close paraphrasing seen. Hook is correctly formatted but is not very strong unless they died because they were at that particular hospital. It doesn't relate directly to the activities of the hospital. I assume they would probably have died whichever hospital they had been in. I also don't see the deaths attributed to the Spanish flu in the source? Can we have a new hook please? Philafrenzy (talk) 09:20, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
P.S. There's another source here including pictures of a triage centre and operating theatre that may be free to use as U.S. govt. publications? https://books.google.com/books?id=cTpU7iDjE6MC&pg=PA154 Philafrenzy (talk) 10:20, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Took out the Spanish Flu info. The Triage center looks like Hospital Base 45 in Tours but used the other picture. -- Esemono (talk) 12:06, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
  • ALT1... that the World War I American Base Hospital No. 57, in Paris, had a normal capacity of 1,800 beds but during October of 1918 had as many as 2000 patients? Source: Paris, Base Hospital No.57 ... with a normal bed capacity of 1,800 ... during October 1918, as many as 2,000 sick and wounded were in the hospital. [8]
  • ALT2... that the World War I American Base Hospital No. 57 had a normal capacity of 1,800 beds but during October of 1918 had as many as 2000 patients? Source: Paris, Base Hospital No.57 ... with a normal bed capacity of 1,800 ... during October 1918, as many as 2,000 sick and wounded were in the hospital. [9]
Thanks but we are still not there on the hook. Saying it was normally 1800 and then increased to 2000 doesn't amount to much. The reviewer is not supposed to suggest hooks but how about going with the numbers of medical and dental patients treated? Philafrenzy (talk) 13:59, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
@Philafrenzy: How about ALT3? Esemono (talk) 00:20, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
  • ALT3... that from September 1918 until August 1919, when it left France, American Base Hospital No. 57 treated 8,585 surgical and medical cases, and a further 7,292 dental cases?

Mandisa Thomas

Mandisa Thomas speaking at California Freethought Day
Mandisa Thomas speaking at California Freethought Day
  • ... that the 2013 Blackout Secular Rally, organized by Mandisa Thomas to celebrate racial diversity in the secular demographic, was the United States' first outdoor event headlined by nontheists of color? Source: "In yet another sign of how the American secular demographic is emerging – in terms of both raw numbers and organizational commitment – the first-ever rally featuring nonbelievers of color is scheduled for later this month in New York." (Blackout Secular Rally: Atheism Makes Minority Inroads)
    • ALT1:... that California bill SCR-79 recognizes speakers including Mandisa Thomas, and officially proclaims October 15, 2017 as the 16th annual celebration of California Freethought Day? Source: "be it Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, the Assembly thereof concurring, That the Legislature proclaims October 15, 2017, as the 16th annual celebration of California Freethought Day in Sacramento, California..." (Bill Text - SCR-79 California Freethought Day)

5x expanded by JGehlbach (talk). Self-nominated at 19:49, 27 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough. Long enough (5x expansion). Article gives subject's full DOB; this needs a citation. Even though the claim "the first outdoor event featuring nontheists of color" is in the source, I am rather sceptical. Have there never been such events outside the US? And I don't see how the source supports it being "the first secular rally celebrating diversity", which also seems an improbable claim. ALT1 is not fully supported by the article, which does not mention it being in Sacramento. Perhaps "in Sacramento" could be dropped, as it is ambiguous anyway. Earwig and spot checking found no close paraphrasing issues, copyright violations or plagiarism. Edwardx (talk) 14:10, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
  • @Edwardx: Thanks for the thorough review. I removed the DOB from article infobox and lede until RS can be located. Also reworked primary hook to tighten claims and ALT1 to remove mention of Sacramento.
  • Symbol question.svg Thank you, JGehlbach. Looking more closely at the at the hook claim, the article reviewing the rally was written by Thomas, and as the organizer, we can reasonably assume the poster was created under her direction. The cited source (review article written by Thomas) begins with, "Mandisa Thomas, organizer of the first-ever outdoor event featuring nontheists of color, reports on the success of the event...". The poster describes the event as, "The first outdoor rally/celebration that will predominantly feature secularists of color". All of these claims are rather vague, and their independence is debatable. Is there no other coverage of the rally available? Edwardx (talk) 12:28, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
  • @Edwardx: You're right about the primary hook and the likely bias of its supporting source. I found a different source which I also added to the article, and rewrote the DYK hook somewhat to eliminate the secondary hook claim which I'm indeed finding troublesome to support. Please have another look, and thank you again for your diligence. If you find the primary hook still too problematic, I'm happy to go with ALT1. JGehlbach (talk) 16:46, 29 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 30

Hutchinsoniella

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 07:31, 5 January 2018 (UTC).

  • DYK checklist template

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Red XN - x
  • Interesting: Green tickY
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg See below.

The cited source technically says subclass. If a subclass is a class, it's good to go. Cake (talk) 11:41, 5 January 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 31

Umkhosi Wokweshwama

Created by Pharos (talk). Self-nominated at 16:00, 2 January 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg - Length, Date, QPQ Exempt, and Cite for the main hook check. For ALT1 I cannot find any mention of suppression by the British in the sources, though doing general research I did find a mention of the festive falling out of practice due to general European regulations in footnote 4 here. If you could point me to where the sources mention the British prohibiting the festive in the 19th century the nom will be good to go. Mifter (talk) 03:06, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

Yasonna Laoly

Yasonna Laoly, the incumbent Indonesian Minister of Laws
Yasonna Laoly, the incumbent Indonesian Minister of Laws

5x expanded by MezzoMezzo (talk) and Awewe (talk). Nominated by Awewe (talk) at 12:01, 30 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Article is a 5x expansion, but requires more sourcing as there are unsourced paragraphs. Also QPQ is needed, as User:Awewe already has six. – Muboshgu (talk) 01:26, 2 January 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 1

Psalm 149

13th-century parchment in Hebrew
13th-century parchment in Hebrew
  • ... that Psalm 149 (pictured) begins with a call to sing a new song to the Lord, as also Psalm 98, known as Cantate Domino? Source: several, and the sourcetext of both

5x expanded by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 22:40, 8 January 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Just in time for the date but I'm sorry @Gerda Arendt: but this isn't a 5x expansion. It was 844 characters on 1st January which means it would need 4,220 characters and at the moment, it is 3,678 as I have to exclude the block quote of the text of the Psalm under rule A3. Also the opening paragraph and Anglican section are both unsourced. Furthermore, Psalm and Psalms needs to be capitalised in all instances. Please ping me when you have done them and I'll look over it again. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 23:04, 8 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Do you use DYK check? It tells me it's ok. If you calculate manually, you have to start with the last version before the expansion (735 chars). - If I say "a psalm" it is not capitalised, as "a concerto", so not "in all instances". - There's no blockquote. If you can't count the quote, I will have to rephrase, but I like - for topics I don't know much about - to stick with the wording of the expert. - Can you offer a bit of patience? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:15, 8 January 2018 (UTC)

Martina Mayne

  • Reviewed: To be done

Created by Philafrenzy (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 11:00, 3 January 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg written neutrally. First hook much more interesting than ALT1. erotic bit has reference, but Holmes bit doesn't. Age and history ok. clear of copyvio. QPQ needs doing. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 13:27, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment: I'll disagree and say that ALT1 is much more interesting if you add in that this is an actress who was doing the translation. Glossing her as an "erotic voice artist" is probably the best of the lot, but that's up to you guys. — LlywelynII 16:41, 8 January 2018 (UTC)
Added "actress" to Alt1. Ref provided for Sherlock Holmes episode. I don't want to overdo it on the erotic voices as there is only a brief mention of it in the obit. Not sure of the roles or extent of it. QPQ to follow. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:07, 8 January 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 2

Donna Kennedy

Created by Drchriswilliams (talk). Self-nominated at 15:21, 9 January 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg I've made a few amendments to the articles (none of the club years are cited, only examples of match reports during the years in question), but there are still a few issues – the bit about her 69th cap is cited to an article that says she will play, not that she did; the same is true of the citation for her 82nd cap. Also, the bit about her returning to number 8 doesn't state that she returned to that position, only to the forwards. The hook is fine though. Cheers, Number 57 21:54, 9 January 2018 (UTC)
Drchriswilliams, Number 57 - I've addressed these issues and updated the article to clean it up and include some additional notable points. The Rambling Man - would you mind taking a look and provide some additional feedback?
* ALT 1: ... that Donna Kennedy was the world’s most-capped women's rugby player from 2004-2016 and as of November 2017 remains the most-capped player of any gender in Scotland with 115 caps?
* ALT 2: ... that Donna Kennedy is the most-capped international rugby player—woman or man—in Scotland with 115 caps and was the world’s most-capped women's player from 2004-2016? Hmlarson (talk) 20:47, 13 January 2018 (UTC)
Sure, I'll take a look. Right now, my instinct is that every one of these hooks is a little too contrived. I'll get back to you shortly. The Rambling Man (talk) 20:59, 13 January 2018 (UTC)
Ok, my opener: firstly "Kennedy played in 2010 Women's Rugby World Cup and scored a try against Sweden." implies she should have some points in her infobox. (oh, and "largest number" -> "most"!!) Secondly, let's stick to her being the all-time top Scottish appearance holder, the "between these years" kind of hooks are meh, and overly wordy. Something like "... that the rugby union player Donna Kennedy holds the record for international appearances for Scotland women's national rugby union team?" Just a suggestion (a simple one, granted). The Rambling Man (talk) 21:05, 13 January 2018 (UTC)
The Rambling Man Just want to make sure you noticed the distinction between top Scottish appearance holder and WORLD between the years of 2004-16 per ALT 2. She held the world record between those years - this is not a minor point to just ignore. If anyone has specific re-wording suggestions, please add them. Hmlarson (talk) 21:11, 13 January 2018 (UTC)
Yep, got that, but the point I made was that the wording around it is so clunky it's not DYK. You could alternatively say that she appeared in more rugby union matches than any other international player in 2004. Just don't try to conflate too many factoids in one hook. Hookiness is important, as is accuracy. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:15, 13 January 2018 (UTC)
Ok, how's this:
  • ALT 3: ... that Donna Kennedy became the first Scottish international rugby player—woman or man—to reach 100 caps? Hmlarson (talk) 21:20, 13 January 2018 (UTC)
  • The Rambling Man - I'm unable to find her point totals, unfortunately. I have made some additional revisions to the article for readability and suggested an ALT 3 above. Thanks for taking the time to take a look + provide input. Hmlarson (talk) 22:24, 13 January 2018 (UTC)
I think Hmlarson's ALT3 is concise but doesn't provide the perspective of her international achievements. Unfortunately I can't see a published source that documents women cap-holders during the full period 2004-2016. And I appreciate The Rambling Man's input about not having a hook that is too contrived. Saying that, how about:
  • ALT 4: ... that Donna Kennedy became the world's most-capped women's rugby player in 2004 and last held this honour in 2016 by which point she was also the most-capped player of any gender in Scotland with 115 caps? Drchriswilliams (talk) 09:07, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Drchriswilliams TRM can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe he clarified that by contrived, he meant trying to force "too many factoids in one hook" and the wording was too clunky. Can you try to edit this a little? Hmlarson (talk) 19:42, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
  • In addition, ALT4 is over the absolute maximum of 200 characters allowed for DYK hooks, so I've had to strike it. Here's a variant that shortens ALT4 but adds her retirement (I hope it's less clunky and not over factoided at 181 characters, though there may still be too much to it):
  • ALT5: ... that Donna Kennedy became the world's most-capped women's rugby player in 2004 and by 2007 was also the most-capped player of any gender in Scotland, retiring in 2010 with 115 caps?
I would, however, like to point out that "caps" means nothing to most people as it seems to be UK-specific; there isn't even a wikilink for it (Cap (sport) seems a likely match) explaining the concept in Donna's article, and there certainly should be. BlueMoonset (talk) 21:56, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
I've added a link to cap in the lead and to ALT 3, BlueMoonset. I prefer ALT3 or ALT 5. Hmlarson (talk) 06:27, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 3

SSK 90 helmet

SSK 90 helmet
SSK 90 helmet

Created by Usernameunique (talk). Self-nominated at 10:22, 3 January 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg @Usernameunique: I'm a bit concerned about the reliability of the two sources supporting the hook. One is from a Dutch website that contains mainly articles about coins, but it's unclear who the author is and what kind of editorial control there is. This source refers to a book by a notable archaeologist which mentions a helmet in the Museum of the City of Kiev, disputing the book's description of it as a Viking helmet and saying that it is in fact an SSK 90. The second source is from a medieval antiquities dealer and mentions the story only in passing. It also states that the helmet was used by jet fighters, which is refuted by this other source cited in the article. On the whole, I do not find that these sources by themselves are reliable enough to refute the book's statement that the helmet in Kiev is a Viking one. If there is another reliable source to support this, such as in an academic journal, then the hook would be acceptible.
That being said, the article is new enough and (just barely) long enough, and the QPQ is acceptable. It needs either a new source for the current hook, or a new hook and a correction to the article in order to pass. John P. Sadowski (NIOSH) (talk) 21:53, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
Also, the image is unacceptable because it is under copyright. John P. Sadowski (NIOSH) (talk) 22:01, 3 January 2018 (UTC) There is now OTRS pending for the image. John P. Sadowski (NIOSH) (talk) 19:55, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the review, John P. Sadowski (NIOSH). I get your point about those being random websites on face. The part that makes me completely believe them is the pictures. The patent design, in particular, is absolutely identical to the image published by Tweddle. If you take a look, I'm sure you'll agree that they're the same.
For whatever it's worth, I was dubious when I read about it in Tweddle; its construction is nothing like any of the Viking (or related) helmets, and if it were true, why had nobody from 1992 to 2016 repeated the claim? So I googled it and found those two websites, which provide and answer, and the research (photos and patent diagrams) to prove it. I think the research stands for itself, and doesn't need a notable name to be attached to it to be credible. --Usernameunique (talk) 22:12, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
@Usernameunique: You may be right, but WP:V and especially WP:NOR require that assertions must be based on reliable sources rather than our own reasoning. If it's true that the helmet has been misidentified, I'd expect that it's been written about in an academic journal or at least a reliable trade publication. If it hasn't, that gives me pause. John P. Sadowski (NIOSH) (talk) 22:16, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
John P. Sadowski (NIOSH), as you've undoubtedly seen, I've asked for opinions on the reliable sources noticeboard. Hopefully I've adequately captured your perspective in the summary, but obviously please clarify it if not. --Usernameunique (talk) 23:05, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
I'm happy to have additional input on the matter. John P. Sadowski (NIOSH) (talk) 23:21, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

John P. Sadowski (NIOSH), I'm bringing ALT1 and ALT2 over here so the DYK suggestions don't get separated.

ALT1: ... that one archaeological find has been identified as both a World War II Luftwaffe helmet (pictured), and a 10th century Viking helmet?
ALT2: ... that an archaeological find identified as a 10th century Viking helmet has been alleged to actually be a World War II Luftwaffe helmet (pictured)? --Usernameunique (talk) 20:35, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
Symbol redirect vote 4.svg I'd go for ALT2, but I suggested it and there's not consensus as to the reliability of the sources, so I'd like to have someone else do the hook approval. Other than the hook fact, the article is ready to go. I also suggest the following hook that should be more straightforward to verify. John P. Sadowski (NIOSH) (talk) 21:26, 9 January 2018 (UTC)
  • ALT3: ... that the SSK 90 helmet (pictured) was withdrawn after 18 days because it was too heavy?

Zombie Hut

Interior of the Zombie Hut in 1958
Interior of the Zombie Hut in 1958

Created by Mark Miller (talk). Self-nominated at 01:10, 4 January 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New, in time, long enough, sourced, inline hook citations check out, no apparent copyvios. Mark Miller, QPQ needed. --Usernameunique (talk) 03:10, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
This?Mark Miller (talk) 04:30, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
Mark Miller, Usernameunique is referencing our requirement that you review a nomination when submitting one after you have five prior DYKs. Mifter (talk) 18:20, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for explaining. I will do so.Mark Miller (talk) 22:25, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
@Usernameunique: QPQ Reviewed: Hamilton and North-Western Railway.Mark Miller (talk) 00:10, 5 January 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 4

Aplerbeck

  • ... that, when Aplerbeck was industrialised, it needed a larger church?

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 21:38, 11 January 2018 (UTC).

  • On it.

    Symbol possible vote.svg Apparently barely new enough [created 4 Jan, nominated 11 Jan]; long enough [2.2k elig. chars.]; no English copyvio; I'm not usually a stickler for the one-cite-per-paragraph rule so (e.g.) I have no real problem with the mining and railway paragraph [You could make sticklers happy, e.g., by merging the paragraphs but that's silly since there are links to German or English pages to corroborate the points being made] but you do need a source for the Jewish sterilization and execution statistics; there's also no source for industrialization being the motivation for a larger church [i.e., the hook]; QPQ done; image seems to have issues: as far as I can tell, it must have the sample attribution below it and is ineligible for DYK. Removed from nom and hook. If that makes the hook too bland, maybe use the Ewalds story, psych clinic, or Holocaust statistics. In any case, have a good vacation =) but try to find some sources before the admins nix the nomination and let me know when to come back and look at them. — LlywelynII 13:54, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
What's wrong with the image license? - On vacation, will need more time. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:09, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Margaret O'Flynn

  • ... that Margaret O'Flynn pioneered the expansion of family planning provision in the U.K. despite government worries about encouraging "free love"?  Source: "government at the time did not want to be seen to be encouraging promiscuity or "free love".[10]
    • ALT1:... that against governments fear of free love. after pioneering family planning services, Margaret O'Flynn ? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)
    • ALT2:... that in contradiction of state fear of free love, Margaret O'Flynn pioneered family planning services?

Created/expanded by Whispyhistory (talk) and Philafrenzy (talk). Nominated by Whispyhistory (talk) at 07:01, 9 January 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg @Whispyhistory:, @Philafrenzy: - length, newness, sourcing checks out. Needs Quid Pro Quo, but more importantly, I feel that the hook could be rewritten to be much more eye-catching. Linking to free love is a minimum, but I feel the hook is simply too "straight" as it stands. Perhaps something about her position in Abu Dhabi could be added? Suggestion:
... that after Margaret O'Flynn risked introducing free love in Britain, she continued her line of work in Abu Dhabi?  Mr.choppers | ✎  16:35, 9 January 2018 (UTC)
thx..DYK..that in contradiction of state fear of free love, Margaret O'Flynn pioneered family planning services? "risked introducing free love in Britain" doesn't sound correct. She was gynaecologist in Abu Dhabi- I'll try and find out what she exactly did there. Whispyhistory (talk) 17:14, 9 January 2018 (UTC)
Sounds good to me. All that seems to be needed is the QPQ. Best,  Mr.choppers | ✎  18:11, 9 January 2018 (UTC)
thx again, will review an article. I still prefer proposed hook but all are ok. Whispyhistory (talk) 20:29, 9 January 2018 (UTC)
Struck Alt 1 as not making sense. Also Alt2. Philafrenzy (talk) 00:46, 10 January 2018 (UTC)
Alt3... that despite government fears that contraception would encourage free love, British gynaecologist Margaret O'Flynn obtained funding for free oral contraceptive pills for women?
Alt4... that Margaret O'Flynn and her husband John Foley were the first husband-and-wife fellows of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists?
Re Alt 3, the article needs the years when she obtained the funding and when it was extended so that it is clear this was before the government made a national decision to broaden access. Do we know that? Did it just apply in Portsmouth or did she have a national role in the changes? Philafrenzy (talk) 01:41, 10 January 2018 (UTC)
in that case ALT 4 most accurate and sounds most pleasant. Besides the sources already quoted, I can't find much else.Whispyhistory (talk) 04:27, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

Hamilton and North-Western Railway

Source: "Vuckson

5x expanded by Maury Markowitz (talk). Self-nominated at 21:10, 4 January 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article has been recently nuked and paved to more like a 10x expansion and is free of copyvios. The language is a little bit POV with things like "To everyone's surprise" (really?) and "Flush with cash from the merger", but these should be reasonably straightforward to copyedit out. I'm not sure which source verifies the hook; the lead suggests the line was operational some months after the merger in 1879. It looks like your nomination chopped off the pertinent part of the source. Also, QPQ needs to be done. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 22:43, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
  • QPQ aside, the 3,427 bytes, expanded to 17,893 bytes appears to be just over the 5 x requirement. No apparent copyright vio but there does seem to be some unsourced content and technical content dangling. It needs a good copy edit. I am looking at the hook.Mark Miller (talk) 22:50, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
This version, before Maury did the rewrite is 1255 characters of prose, requiring 6275 characters to count for a 5x expansion. I agree with your other points. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 23:48, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
Point well taken. A character count is not the same as a byte count.Mark Miller (talk) 00:07, 5 January 2018 (UTC)
  • OK, there's a problem with the hook. The issue is that the bonus was not paid out to, or received by the company for something like finishing early or jjuts building the line. Each city paid a bonus out. From the article; "Towns along the proposed routes gave up large bonuses to be selected as stops along the line.". That needs to indicate that the bonus was from cities to actually have stops not for building the line. The article does not verify the hook. I suggest changing "..for building a completed route to the..." to "..from cities along the route to the..." and possibly add: "for stops".Mark Miller (talk) 23:06, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg So, checking against all 5 criteria, the article was expanded within 7 days, was expanded at last 5x and does not seem to have appeared on the main page that I am aware of. The issue appears to be neutrality as the hook implies bonus was paid to the company or article subject simply for building the line itself, however the monies paid were done so by cities in order to get the line to stop there. As a hook, that seems far more interesting. "Did you know the Hamilton and North-Western Railway was paid a bonus from each city along the new line in order for trains to stop?" That just seems more accurate, neutral and interesting but, it's only a suggestion. I have , however, struck out the first hook as it should not be used as written.Mark Miller (talk) 00:11, 5 January 2018 (UTC)

From Vuckson, page 1 & 2:

The concept of another railway linking Toronto’s great rival, Hamilton, with Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay in the 1870’s persuaded Simcoe County and the townships the line would pass through to give financial bonuses for the construction of the H&NW in the hope of having another option to the rates and service dictated by the Northern.

As history has recorded, within a few months after the railway from Hamilton arrived in Collingwood in 1879 it merged, mainly for financial reasons, with its rival to whom it was intended to offer stiff competition. Politicians in Collingwood must have been frothing at the mouth over the nearly $38,000.00 in bonuses the Town had voted to give the H&NW which had promised from the outset that it was to be a “competing” line and would never amalgamate with another railway.

As you can see, the source directly states the line received bonuses specifically to provide competition to the Northern. The various other references all say the same thing. Every railway of that era was paid bonuses by the towns along the route, it's not really a useful hook (if one wants the hook to demonstrate something unique or interesting). That they received bonuses to build in order to provide competition and with the stipulation they would not merge, and then did so with their erstwhile competitor, is pretty much the "whole story" of this railway. Maury Markowitz (talk) 23:25, 6 January 2018 (UTC)

QPQ Bill Dubuque. Maury Markowitz (talk) 13:42, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

Pacific Architects and Engineers

Created/expanded by Chetsford (talk). Self-nominated at 01:25, 4 January 2018 (UTC).

  • DYK checklist template

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Red XN - n
  • Interesting: Red XN - n

Image eligibility:

QPQ: Red XN - Not done
Overall: Symbol question.svg See below.

The phrase "RM Asia funneled subcontracts paid for by the government" garners nine non-WP hits in Google search. I am left with the feeling that there may be more such if I checked further. Also, the hook is sourced, but comprehension is dependent upon a footnote at bottom of article. I do not know of a WP consensus that covers this eventuality; however, I regard it as unsatisfactory. While it may be fair to baffle the reader to draw attention, it's not fair to let them still be baffled after reading the article, or require them to search for a footnote.Georgejdorner (talk) 03:58, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

Thanks; I've provided an alt hook and have completed the QPQ. To the copyvio question, I don't believe attributed quotes, with an inline citation and indicated by quotation marks, transgress copyvio per WP:NFCCEG? Chetsford (talk) 05:26, 5 January 2018 (UTC)
It's perfectly fine. Agree on the hook though, and ALT1 is more fun anyway! Maury Markowitz (talk) 01:29, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 6

Fragments of Horror

  • Reviewed: Pending
  • Comment: I'd like to turn this into a double hook with Junji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu (draft here), but this one is almost past the nomination deadline, so I'm posting it and may add the other one if I get it done sometime soon.

Moved to mainspace by G S Palmer (talk). Self-nominated at 00:21, 14 January 2018 (UTC).

Disability History Month

  • Reviewed: forthcoming
  • Comment: request hook be held to October 1, 2018

Created by Chetsford (talk). Self-nominated at 08:03, 6 January 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg size and age ok, written neutrally, sourced, earwigs copyvio clear apart from (appropriately) attributed quotes, I think holding this for that length of time is worthwhile. await QPQ. worth asking on discussion page. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 21:20, 6 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment: since six weeks is the normal (and advertised) maximum to hold a hook for a special occasion, and we've steadfastly refused anything significantly longer, I can't imagine a scenario in which a nine-month delay will be allowed. You're welcome to ask, but this will almost certainly have to go out under a different hook this winter. BlueMoonset (talk) 15:39, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 7

John Hunt, Baron Hunt of Fawley

  • ... that in the early 1950s, John Hunt recalled the plans to form a college for GPs being discussed outside Oxford’s Mitre pub. according to Lord Hunt’s recollections, Dr Geoffrey Barber and Sir William Jameson hatched a plan for a possible new college during a conversion outside the Mitre in Oxford. [11]
ALT1:... that after contracting diphtheria, John Hunt was one of the last to have his tonsils painted with cocaine and then guillotined? had his first major brush with the medical world when consigned to the infirmary with diphtheria. His tonsils were guillotined after being painted with cocaine and Hunt reckoned it must have been about the last time that this procedure was carried out in Great Britain. [12]
ALT2:... that British physician John Hunt was a co-founder of the Royal College of General Practitioners? Philafrenzy (talk) 22:21, 8 January 2018 (UTC)

5x expanded by Whispyhistory (talk) and Philafrenzy (talk). Self-nominated at 19:45, 8 January 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg This article is a five-fold expansion and is new enough and long enough. I think ALT1 is the most hooky and intriguing, and am also approving ALT2. The article is neutral and although the Earwig copyvio tool came out quite high, it was mostly because of a lengthy quote and a number of formal titles of organisations. So we are just waiting for a QPQ to be done. I have adjusted the credits. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:46, 9 January 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. will get on the case to review an article Whispyhistory (talk) 20:31, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

Catlin Brook

  • ... that the waterfalls on Catlin Brook are the "holy grail" of Pennsylvania waterfalls?
    • ALT1:... that the waterfalls on Catlin Brook, with blue ice columns that can persist until May, are the "holy grail" of Pennsylvania waterfalls?

Moved to mainspace by Jakob Coles (talk). Self-nominated at 21:25, 7 January 2018 (UTC).

Review

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Red XN - The hooks seems a bit too opinionated and promotional. And it's not quite clear what "holy grail" means in this case.
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg It's a shame that there isn't a picture if the falls are so attractive. I'll have a look when I get a moment. Andrew D. (talk) 22:20, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

  • I've already made it clear that these statements aren't in Wikipedia's voice by using quotation marks and attributing the author. By the way, if you're curious about the visuals, you may like this and [13] (copyrighted, sadly). Jakob (talk) 01:46, 8 January 2018 (UTC)
  • How is Catlin Brook notable in the first place? It is only 1.5 miles long, accessible only be arduous hike, there is no mention of vertical drop or average (or peak) volume of water that makes the falls worth seeing, and in fact there is a note that in drought the brook can dry up entirely. If this site was truly a 'bucket list' destination for waterfall aficionados it would get mentions by many people. Instead, the only person writing about it appears to be Jeff Mitchell. He himself wrote "holy grail" - in quotes - in his book, but does not define what he means, except perhaps hard to get to. David notMD (talk) 23:50, 8 January 2018 (UTC)
  • This morning I searched on Pennsylvania waterfalls. Various websites described 5 to 30 (!) waterfalls. None included Catlin Brook. A better hook might be that it freezes solid in winter and is often still partially frozen as late as May. David notMD (talk) 13:51, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

Operation Gotham Shield

ALT1 ... that, last year, a nuclear bomb was "detonated" at the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel?

Created by Chetsford (talk). Self-nominated at 19:56, 7 January 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, meets core content policies. I love the hook, but can't find it in the article. Jakob (talk) 20:25, 7 January 2018 (UTC)
Jakob Coles thanks for the review! I've proposed an Alt1. Chetsford (talk) 11:45, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

Ancient Beringian

  • that the Ancient Beringian are the first population of Paleo-Indians, which migrated from Siberia across Beringia and into Alaska during the lithic stage approximately twenty thousand years ago?

Created by IQ125 (talk). Self-nominated at 12:04, 7 January 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg New enough, long enough, neutral, cited (but see note after this line), no obvious copyvios (paraphrasing to be checked after cites are improved, again see note). Hook is on the border of being too long and should probably be cut down. There's about three distinct facts in there, if not more. A good interesting hook usually has at most two facts within it, usually one. The biggest problem here is the inline citations. Throwing seven inline cites on every sentence isn't particularly informative about where the information is coming from. Please improve the inline citations so that each sentence is cited only to the reference (or references) being used to support it. After that, I'll check for close paraphrasing and double-check that all of this is verified. ~ Rob13Talk 09:06, 8 January 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 8

Articles created/expanded on January 9

Youth in Africa

Moved to mainspace by Bevtolley (talk). Nominated by Anne drew Andrew and Drew (talk) at 22:50, 9 January 2018 (UTC).

Aya Kanai

  • ... that prior to serving as Executive Fashion Director for the magazines Cosmopolitan and Seventeen and one of the judges for Project Runway: Junior, Aya Kanai considered careers in puppetry or fine art?Source: "Raised by a graphic designer and fashion industry veteran in New York City, she juggled interests in fashion and performance art by studying art and global culture (and curating her wardrobe with thrift-store finds). She thought she'd be a fine artist, maybe a puppeteer." [14] / "Aya Kanai: Judge - Aya Kanai is the Executive Fashion Director at Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazines." [15]
    • ALT1:... that before she became the Executive Fashion Director for the magazines Cosmopolitan and Seventeen and one of the judges for Project Runway: Junior, Aya Kanai worked at a vegan restaurant in the East Village, Manhattan neighborhood of New York City?Source: same as above; text: "I came back from the fellowship and worked at the takeout counter of a vegan restaurant in the East Village of Manhattan."

Created by Ceranthor (talk). Self-nominated at 16:59, 9 January 2018 (UTC).

@TonyTheTiger: I cited the hook. ceranthor 15:14, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
@TonyTheTiger: Could you revisit the hook? ceranthor 15:29, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Styling Garage

500 SGS Gullwing
500 SGS Gullwing

Created by Mr.choppers (talk). Self-nominated at 16:39, 9 January 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg @Mr.choppers: New enough and long enough. The hook, though very interesting, gives me a little pause. The source is some sort of fan site, so I'm not sure about the reliability of it, while in terms of tone, the way it's written seems not quite encyclopedic. Let me try this... Raymie (tc) 21:42, 9 January 2018 (UTC)
ALT1: ... that Styling Garage charged luxury car customers almost the cost of the vehicle to convert it to gullwing doors?
@Raymie: Yes, sure, but the reason I wrote "another direction" is that it sounds strange and thus operates to hook the reader to make them click through. "Gullwing doors" kind of explains the whole thing, thus making it less likely to be clicked. As for the cost of the conversion, it is also listed in various old magazines, I reckoned a clickable source would be optimal (as fan-like as it may be). Should I add another source?  Mr.choppers | ✎  04:04, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

Command and Destroy

  • ... that GameSpot's Austin Light called the controls for Command and Destroy a "vicious cycle of annoyance"? Source: "Repeating your commands only makes the stylus juggling worse; it's a vicious cycle of annoyance." ([16])
    • ALT1:... that GameSpot's Austin Light suggested that prospective players of Command and Destroy instead "do something more exciting, like shred documents or watch a screensaver"? "If you have a friend with the game and a few hours to kill, you could play a slow deathmatch or two. Or you could do something more exciting, like shred documents or watch a screensaver." ([17])

Created by Nomader (talk). Self-nominated at 07:21, 9 January 2018 (UTC).

HMS Mantua

  • ... that in 1918 infected crew members aboard the HMS Mantua inadvertently spread the Spanish Flu to Africa? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)
    • ALT1:... that in 1918 the crew of the HMS Mantua inadvertently introduced the Spanish Flu to Africa? Source: Barry, John M. (2005). The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History. Penguin. ISBN 9780143036494. . Per source, "On 15 August the HMS Mantua arrived there with 200 hundred crew suffering from influenza. Sweating black men loaded tons of coal into her, guided by several her crew. When the laborers returned home, they brought more than their wages. Soon influenza had spread through the force of men who coaled the ships." Source 2: Goldsmith, Connie (2010-08-01). Influenza. Twenty-First Century Books. ISBN 9780761363767. . Per source 2, "The British ship HMS Mantua, carrying 200 flu-stricken sailors, infected local workers in Freetown when it landed in mid-august. The dockworkers -those that survived- then infected the crew of every ship stopping to fill up on coal."

Created by SamHolt6 (talk). Self-nominated at 19:06, 10 January 2018 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Thank you. Short and interesting hook about flu into Africa. Proposed hook ok- length and interest. New. The article length of readable prose looks too small - 1453 character count. Would you like to add a bit more background information. It's a nice story. source 2 looks like a Wikipedia article. Whispyhistory (talk) 11:35, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

Sadly there is not much more to the ship than is currently in the article. The Mantua was notable for a few instances, but was in the end an ocean liner. SamHolt6 (talk) 02:43, 13 January 2018 (UTC)
yes, its possible to add bit more. I looked at your sources....maybe a little about background or Tibbits and what artillery the ship carried etc "Following the outbreak of the war, vice-admiral Charles Tibbits took command of the ship. In 1915, he was requested to take caution after he grounded her." Whispyhistory (talk) 07:06, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 10

Colette Lorand

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 23:16, 17 January 2018 (UTC).

Prow house

  • ... that the Prow house is named after a ship's prow? Source: "so-called because the central projection has been likened to the prow of a ship" ([18])
  • Reviewed: tbd

Created by MB (talk). Self-nominated at 14:25, 16 January 2018 (UTC).

General eligiblity:

Policy compliance:

QPQ: ????
Overall: Symbol question.svg await QPQ, copyvio 2%, hook character count <100, article character count >3000, interesting hook - I didn't know that! Whispyhistory (talk) 16:54, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Current nominations

Articles created/expanded on January 11

Fraser Mackintosh Rose

  • ... that Canadian physician Fraser Rose was named after the doctor who walked through a snowstorm in Nova Scotia to deliver him? Source: Rose was named after Fraser McAulay (1872–1943), the young local doctor who came on foot through a snowstorm to attend the birth. [19]?
    • ALT1:... that ...?
  • Reviewed: to be done

Created/expanded by Whispyhistory (talk) and Philafrenzy (talk). Self-nominated at 15:29, 13 January 2018 (UTC).

General George Washington Resigning His Commission, George Washington's resignation as commander-in-chief

General George Washington Resigning His Commission by John Trumbull
General George Washington Resigning His Commission by John Trumbull

Created by Zeete (talk). Self-nominated at 18:41, 15 January 2018 (UTC).

Yanmen Pass

5x expanded by LlywelynII (talk). Self-nominated at 08:53, 15 January 2018 (UTC).

Kenny Biddle

Kenny Biddle in DC
Kenny Biddle in DC
  • Comment: Article is undergoing AfD, but in the event it is kept, I want to get this nomination in on time.

Created by Rp2006 (talk). Self-nominated at 01:48, 12 January 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol delete vote.svg This article was created on 5 January 2018, not on 11 January 2018. I believe this is too old, and thus it can't be considered for a DYK. {{u|Rey_grschel}} {Talk} 08:59, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg According to my calculations, it was nominated within the allowed seven days, with over two hours to spare. If the article survives its AfD, the reviewing process can proceed. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 11:29, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 12

FESTIMA

Source: The masked men of Burkina Faso "Entering its 20th year, Festima has also become a bit of a tourist attraction (ASAMA estimates 100,000 viewed the spectacle), with the proceedings entering into the early morning hours."

  • Comment: This year's festival starts on February 24, so that might be a good date to run it on.

Created by Egsan Bacon (talk). Self-nominated at 06:11, 16 January 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new and long enough. Photo OK. There are no outright copyvio problem, but because of relative little source material, the article borders a few times on close paraphasing, by being very similar in structure to the source, as an exampel the sentence that ends "as Islam, a religion practiced by over 60 percent of people in Burkina Faso, does not use them in their ceremonies". According to Wikipedia about 23% of the population is Christian and ideally we should have had a source that said something about Christianity and masks as well, but I understand this may not exist. It might be worth pointing out in the article that historically masks are relatedto animism The history section in general verges a bit into journalistic tone, including a quote. Because of the lack of broad sources, which may often happen on African issues, it may be difficult to get around this problem and I am inclined to accept the article as within policy. As for the hook it is short enough and interesting as Burkina Faso as a very poor/rural country probably does not have a lot of major events. I do however think that the number of participants needs to be attributed to the organization that have stated this, as crowd numbers (where people don't pay tickets) are notoriously hard to say for sure and frankly often excagerated, so this number should not be stated as a fact in Wikipedia's voice. You might want to start an alternative hook with "that the 2016 Festima event was attended by...". Maybe also make another alternative hook based on number of masks/countries. I agree it would be nice to post this on Febr. 24. There are no QPQ, but I belive this may be because nominator doesn't have 5 DYK credits yet. Iselilja (talk) 11:50, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
    • Thanks for the input! I added the connection with animism, and modified the sentence you indicated came off as too similar to close paraphrasing. I agree that a source with something to say about Christianity's relationship with the masks would be good to have, although I have not yet been able to find any. (The closest I've come to anything is this article on the website of a Catholic missionary organization, which addresses the masks but doesn't have anything to say about the compatibility of the masks and Christianity.) As to the issue of the hook, I like your suggestion about a hook about the number of masks and countries, so have provided hook ALT1 based on that. I also provided ALT2, a modification of the original hook which indicates that the 100,000 attendance number is an estimate from the organizers. Egsan Bacon (talk) 05:32, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
  • ALT1 ... that the 2016 FESTIMA featured over 500 traditional African masks from six countries? Source: The masked men of Burkina Faso For over 500 masks: "The 13th International Festival of Masks and the Arts (Festima) was celebrated in February and March this year, bringing together over 500 masks worn by villages and ethnic groups in Sub-Saharan Africa." For six countries: "They come from all across West Africa: Benin, Togo, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Mali and Burkina Faso."
  • ALT2 ... that the organizers of FESTIMA, a festival in Burkina Faso celebrating traditional African masks, estimate that 100,000 people attended in 2016? Source: same as original proposed hook

McCallum Bagpipes

Created by Rey grschel (talk). Self-nominated at 08:44, 15 January 2018 (UTC).

Away (luggage)

  • ... that Away was founded in 2015 and by 2017 People described it as "the little black dress of luggage", due to its celebrity appeal?

Created by TonyTheTiger (talk). Self-nominated at 12:46, 12 January 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg new and big enough, QPQ done, hook cited and faithful to source, free of copyvio, written mostly neutrally (I'd maybe change "to broad fanfare" but then again a more neutral way of saying it is not popping into my head...), hook would be snappier if simpler I think. I'd drop the 2015 founding. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 22:09, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
  • I am not sure I understand whether you are saying don't mention it in the hook or in the article and don't think I understand the logic regardless of which you mean.-TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 12:54, 13 January 2018 (UTC)
  • I mean in the hook - I think it is snappier as "... that Away was described by People as "the little black dress of luggage", due to its celebrity appeal? " - the founding bit makes it clunkier. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 20:05, 13 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment: Cas is the reviewer but I certainly disagree. It's much more interesting to know that it is such a recently-founded company. I clicked through from here just on that basis. Cas, was there any policy reason to hold up approving the nomination or you just didn't like the wording? I for one think it's better as it is. — LlywelynII 13:46, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 13

J.W. Harris (bull rider)

  • ... that ...four time Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association World Champion Bull Rider J.W. Harris suffered five concussions in 2008? Source: "During the 2008 season of the PRCA, Harris received five concussions."[20]
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)
  • Comment: I have used 4 of 5 of my QPQ credits before I need to do a review.

Created by Dawnleelynn (talk). Self-nominated at 04:18, 17 January 2018 (UTC).

William Thomas Braithwaite

Winter, Peter Breughel the Younger, 1633.
Winter, Peter Breughel the Younger, 1633.
  • Reviewed: To be done

Created by Philafrenzy (talk). Self-nominated at 23:52, 16 January 2018 (UTC).

Isaiah Livers

Created by TonyTheTiger (talk). Self-nominated at 21:28, 16 January 2018 (UTC).

Paul Y. Hammond

  • ... that American scholar Paul Y. Hammond sought to develop a more discerning understanding of how organizational behavior and domestic political considerations affected American foreign policy?

Created by Wasted Time R (talk). Self-nominated at 11:30, 16 January 2018 (UTC).

Hi Wasted, I'll be reviewing this.– Lionel(talk) 07:15, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
Article is new enough, long enough, has inline citations. QPQ done. But the hook... well... IMHO it isn't "interesting." Do you an alternate? Please say yes, lol.– Lionel(talk) 07:23, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

Siege of Katsurayama

  • ... that during the Siege of Katsurayama the castle garrison poured rice from their walls to fool the besiegers into thinking they had ample water supplies? Source: "There was no spring on top of the mountain, so all drinking water had to be carried up from a source near the Joshoji temple on the mountain's lower slopes. This fact was initially unknown to the Takeda troops, and as water was always a crucial factor in a siege the garrison decided to fool the besiegers into thinking they had ample supplies. As they had plenty of rice the Ochiai soldiers chose a place that was easily visible from the Takeda lines and poured out the white rice in a torrent that looked like a waterfall. It boldly proclaimed the message that this desperately defended castle would be able to hold out until Kenshin broke through." (Turnbull, Stephen (2008) [1st pub. 2003]. Kawanakajima 1553–64. Samurai power struggle (4th ed.). Oxford: Osprey Publishing, p. 48)

Created by Applodion (talk). Self-nominated at 12:06, 14 January 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg This is my first review. It reads well and seems thorough, if a bit heavy on one source. There are a few copy-edits that I'd like to see made (and will thus make). Really, the only reason it's not getting a Yes from me is because I'm scared of Being Bold. ~ Maltrópa loquace 22:13, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the copy-edits. Unfortunately, there exist no English works other than Turnbull's book that detail the siege, and I cannot speak Japanese, so that I had to use a translator to at least find two other online sources for the article. Applodion (talk) 23:40, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 14

Minneapolis Miracle

  • Reviewed: tbd

Created by Lamblings (talk). Nominated by Bobamnertiopsis (talk) at 01:12, 18 January 2018 (UTC).

Boss Mustapha

  • ... that the newly-appointed secretary to the Nigerian government Boss Mustapha was once ordered by President Olusegun Obasanjo to probe the now incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari on allegation of funds mismanagement? Source:The Cable newspaper
    • ALT1:... that the sacked secretary of the Nigerian government Babachir David Lawal was replaced by his friend Boss Mustapha, whom are from the same ethnic group, born in the same town, attended same university and graduated in the same year?Source: "The Cable paper as above
  • Reviewed: This is my second DYK. I welcome suggestions.
  • Comment: The Cable seems to be the original reporter, but many Nigeria papers just lazily copy each other. For instance, comapare The Punch, Daily Trust and Premium Times. And see the original. This is few example from respected national dailies. So close paraphrase or even CV rate may be falsely high.

Created by Ammarpad (talk). Self-nominated at 07:55, 17 January 2018 (UTC).

List of Wales national football team hat-tricks

  • Comment: Note to reviewer: As this article is a list, I'm a little unsure of wording the article title into the hook so any suggestions for improving this are welcome.

5x expanded by Kosack (talk). Self-nominated at 13:30, 16 January 2018 (UTC).

Rahway River Parkway

  • Reviewed: to follow

Created by Djflem (talk). Self-nominated at 08:50, 16 January 2018 (UTC).

The Colossus of Rhodes (Dalí)

Salvador Dalí
Salvador Dalí
  • ... that The Colossus of Rhodes, a painting by Salvador Dalí (pictured), is heavily influenced by an article by the sculptor Herbert Maryon? Source: de Callataÿ 2006, p. 54: in 1954 "Salvador Dalí painted his version of the Colossus ..., a version which, all things considered, does not look extremely original. Not only the pose, but also the hammered plates of Maryon's theory find here a clear and very powerful expression."

Created by Usernameunique (talk). Self-nominated at 20:48, 15 January 2018 (UTC).

Sankaralinganar

Created by Gfosankar (talk). Self-nominated at 08:06, 15 January 2018 (UTC).

  • Comment: This doesn't seem to be a question... — LlywelynII 12:38, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment: Becomes a question with replacement of "who" with a comma. However, given what the hook is about, perhaps better to identify him as a Tamil activist rather than a Gandhian. David notMD (talk) 16:08, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Nope. That's still not a question. I suppose you could add another comma after Gandhian and lose the "who", though... [Fixt.] — LlywelynII 13:34, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold

Photograph of a framed U.S. postage stamp of the Charles Demuth painting I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold
Photograph of a framed U.S. postage stamp of the Charles Demuth painting I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold

5x expanded by David notMD (talk). Self-nominated at 20:32, 14 January 2018 (UTC).

  • I will review this in a few minutes. Vanguard10 (talk) 03:57, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Disclaimer: I am not experienced in reviewing DYK so I ask for patience and also invite an experienced reviewer to add comments.

The first criteria of DYK is "New". With great sadness because this is an interesting article, the DYK fails because it is not new. Neither is it a 5 fold expansion in 7 days. It is expanded from 2787 bytes on September 7, 2017 to 7725 on January 14, 2018. It is not a recent good article. So sorry. Consider making it a good article then resubmitting the DYK.

2nd criteria is "long enough". If it is a good article and, therefore meets criteria 1, it is long enough.

Vanguard10 (talk) 04:04, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Vanguard10 - Bytes are not the measure of 5X. (I made the same error when I began doing DYK reviews.) The correct measure is increase in character length of the prose content. By this note I am asking that someone else do a check for 5X enlargement, and if that passes, that you continue the DYK review. For whoever checks for length, the paragraph "Roberta Smith...pot art." was copied verbatim from the Charles Demuth article, and should be excluded from the length check. Also, because this same paragraph contains long quotes it will show up as a possible copyright violation. David notMD (talk) 11:58, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Assistance needed: see above paragraph

Criteria 3: cited hook. Yes

Criteria 4: Within policy, such as BLP. Yes

Criteria 5: QPQ done. Yes

Criteria: Hook format ok. Yes

Criteria: Hook content, such as neutral, established fact. Yes.

Criteria: Image not fair use, etc. Yes

Awaiting assistance on length (5X), copyright violation check and overall review because I am a DYK newbie reviewer. However, it is looking very hopeful that this will be a pass. It's an interesting subject, for sure. Vanguard10 (talk) 07:51, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Symbol question.svg Commented out the paragraph per nominator and ran DYK check tool from the preview. 5x expansion occurred 26 edits ago, well within seven days. However, I had to click the image to see more clearly. Since the USPS statement backs up the hook itself, perhaps the image of the painting itself might be better? Rotideypoc41352 (talk) 08:29, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
The image of the painting was already in the article. As the hook is about the stamp, I added an image of the stamp. I suppose a close-up of the stamp would also work, but my thinking was that it would look too much like the image of the painting. Having it handheld, in a frame, accentuates that it is the stamp. Clicking on the stamp's image in the article enlarges it enough to see forever usa across the bottom, confirming it's a stamp. My preference is to get it approved with the existing stamp image, and then see if a DYK administrator has a problem with it when evaluating the hook for moving into the Prep and Queue stages. The image can be removed, but in my opinion the hook is better with the image. David notMD (talk) 11:39, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Gurbachan Singh Salaria

Improved to Good Article status by Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talk). Self-nominated at 05:33, 14 January 2018 (UTC).

  • Comment: "...was the only UN Peacekeeper to be awarded a Macguffin..." in what context? or did you mean "...is the only UN Peacekeeper to have been awarded a Macguffin"? — LlywelynII 13:50, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment: rather than forcing the readers of the hook to follow the link to Param Vir Chakra, consider amending the hook to "...to be awarded a Param Vir Chakra, which is India's highest medical decoration?" Also, I think you are supposed to bold your topic of the hook, but not also Wikilink it. 15:59, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Pyramid of Nyuserre

  • ... that before constructing his own funerary monument, Nyuserre had to complete the three monuments of his closest family members: mother, father, and older brother? Source: "We should not forget that on his ascent to the throne Niuserre took on the obligation of completing the three half-built pyramid complexes of his predecessors and the near-est members of his family, i.e. his father, mother and elder brother." from Verner and Zemina 1998 p. 80 and "when Niuserre came to the throne he had to complete the pyramids of Neferirkare, his father, Khentkawes, his mother, and Raneferef, his brother ... Niuserre reigned for more than 30 years but his pyramid is smaller than Neferirkare's and closer in size to Sahure's." from Lehner 2008 p. 148
    • ALT1:... that before the construction of his own pyramid could begin, Nyuserre had to complete the three monuments of his closest family members: mother, father, and older brother? Source: Same as above, just a rewording of the material.
  • Comment: Pyramid is the catchier feature, but, it's also a little misleading. The funerary monument encompasses the pyramid, temples, and other features. Nyuserre had to build all of these, not just the pyramids.

Created by Mr rnddude (talk). Self-nominated at 00:11, 17 January 2018 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on January 15

HPgV-2

Created by Ruslik0 (talk). Self-nominated at 17:47, 17 January 2018 (UTC).

Jérémie Azou

5x expanded by Redfiona99 (talk). Self-nominated at 22:55, 15 January 2018 (UTC).

  • .

Council architect

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 21:54, 15 January 2018 (UTC).

  • In the process of reviewing this and checking the possible hooks. Mélencron (talk) 01:42, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg The article was created within the past 7 days (new article, moved from sandbox to mainspace on 15 January), contains 2241 characters of readable prose, and appears to be mostly appropriately cited. QPQ was completed (though the nominated article wasn't bolded, which I presume was an omission by the nominator). I'd note that the lede section contains some content not mentioned in the body text or directly substantiated by the two given sources: in particular, the claim that "name of the position varies depending on the type of local authority and is similar to that of county surveyor or chief engineer used by some authorities" needs to be cited or changed. Otherwise, the given references are sufficient.
  • The main hook is appropriately cited (14+27+36+10+22+55+36+21+16 = 237; fine per WP:CALC). ALT1 did not initially appear to be correctly cited within the article, but I've now fixed that. ALT2 is appropriately cited (removed the unnecessary apostrophe), as is ALT3 (though I've fixed what was presumably a mistake in the hook, which referred to Camden as opposed to Croydon).
  • The reference issue in the lede isn't a major issue as it isn't used in any of the hooks; I'll mark this nomination as good to go once it's addressed. Mélencron (talk) 02:09, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
Hi Mélencron, thanks for the review. Well spotted on the QPQ review, I have just fixed the bolding. I'll get some refs added for the use of different names for the position as soon as I can, tomorrow probably - Dumelow (talk) 14:25, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

Sabina Puertolas

  • ... that when soprano Lucy Crowe became ill, her replacement, Sabina Puertolas was found and had to fly from Spain to London the next day with only 3 hours to rehearse before the Royal Opera production...?
    • ALT1:... that Sabina Puertolas an operatic soprano was located in Spain and performed the next day at the Royal Opera in London performing as Gilda in Rigoletto?

Created by Vanguard10 (talk). Self-nominated at 03:49, 15 January 2018 (UTC).

  • original editor's note: I found this story to be very charming. The Royal Opera is a very prestigious opera house. Amateurs do not perform here. Lucy Crowe is very famous. She was suddenly ill with a throat infection and they needed a replacement. Her role as Gilda is a big role, one of two main characters in Rigoletto. How are you going to find a replacement to perform the next day and a good soprano? Other possibilities didn't have a British visa or were singing elsewhere. They found Puertolas, who sang as Gilda in Chile before. She had to re-learn all the songs and fly to London. To everyone's delight, she performed beautifully even to the skeptics. Bravo! If only I could write a hook to convey this! Vanguard10 (talk) 03:54, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 16

Laura Bridgewater

  • Reviewed: This is my first nomination.

Created/expanded by Skyes(BYU) (talk). Self-nominated at 19:36, 16 January 2018 (UTC).

Kamban Kazhagam

Created/expanded by Gfosankar (talk). Self-nominated at 13:09, 16 January 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg The article needs extensive copy-editing - I can not understand some sentences. Ruslik_Zero 17:23, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

Aubervilliers Congress

  • Reviewed: Council architect
  • Comment: The article's text is based on French sources; all but (6), (8), (9), (11), and (14) are newspaper sources, some of which use AFP content. (11) is the source file for an opinion poll conducted by a major French pollster for Paris Match and Sud Radio, while (6), (8), (9), and (14) are published by radio networks.

Created by Mélencron (talk). Self-nominated at 02:11, 16 January 2018 (UTC).

Zherichinius

 Zherichinius horribilis worker
Zherichinius horribilis worker
  • ... that the extinct ant Zherichinius (pictured) has both "terrible" and "predatory" workers?

5x expanded by Kevmin (talk). Self-nominated at 02:58, 17 January 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg The hook does not state any true fact. "terrible" and "predatory" refer to translations of Latin names of two distinct species (Zherichinius horribilis and Zherichinius rapax, respectively), not to two types of workers. Ruslik_Zero 17:34, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 17

Bergen Beach, Brooklyn

  • ... that Bergen Beach is one of several New York City neighborhoods that once had an amusement park? Source: NPS General Management Plan. "In 1903, the Golden City Amusement Park opened, rivaling similar developments at Rockaway Beach, Coney Island, and Staten Island. Nearby Bergen Beach also boasted an amusement park..." (Note that Staten Island is a borough, not a neighborhood.)
    • ALT1:... that Bergen Beach, a residential neighborhood in New York City, once contained an amusement park? Source: NPS.
  • Reviewed: QPQ pending
  • Comment: A short section of the article was cut from the Percy G. Williams article. However, the article was expanded five-fold after that was taken into account.

5x expanded by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 19:36, 17 January 2018 (UTC).

Archibald E. Spriggs

  • ... that Montana lieutenant governor Archibald E. Spriggs participated in a secret political plot to allow William A. Clark to retain his Senate seat? Source: The Battle for Butte: Mining and Politics on the Northern Frontier, 1864-1906, Michael P. Malone, Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2012, p. 127-8
    • ALT1:... that Montana lieutenant governor Archibald E. Spriggs once hurried back to his state in response to a telegram reading, "Weather fine, cattle doing well"?

Created by Brianyoumans (talk). Self-nominated at 22:26, 17 January 2018 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on January 18

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