Template:Did you know nominations/August Agbola O'Browne

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The result was: promoted by Carabinieri (talk) 06:16, 26 February 2013 (UTC).

August Agbola O'Browne[edit]

Created by Kolakowski (talk), Piotrus (talk). Nominated by Piotrus (talk) at 21:04, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, hook very interesting; I can't easily check articles in Polish for copyvio but I don't have concerns about the nominator; the hook fact is stated in the lead without an inline citation, but not stated in the article itself at all. (The hook fact specifically being that he was the only black participant, not merely that he was a black participant and that such was quite sensational.) Additional comments: Is the single ' before Brown intentional? It's worth turning the -- typewriter approximations into emdashes or spaced endashes, and checking for other problematic short horizontal lines. --Demiurge1000 (talk) 18:12, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
At the moment the text, leaving out the markup, says (second name also spelled as Agboola, surname as just 'Brown) ... I am wondering if the extra apostrophe ("tick" or "backtick") before Brown is intended?
For the sake of accuracy, should the hook read "may have been" rather than "was"? The hook fact in the article itself, says "if the story of his existence and participation in the Uprising as the only documented black insurgent is true, it is quite sensational". --Demiurge1000 (talk) 04:47, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
Minor extra formatting trivia... there's a big red "PDFlink must be run with an argument" error in the references, it would be nice to fix this. --Demiurge1000 (talk) 04:49, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
' removed. I think was is correct, the sources seem to accept the story. Komorowski quote was, I think, from before all evidence was found (the article does not make it very clear, but Osiński's article, which seems reliable (he is an academic, although I am not sure if this research was peer reviewed) asserts the story is true. I have seen no evidence on the Internet that at this point anybody is disputing his claims, and it has been reported as a fact. The PDF link issue - I am aware but don't know how to fix it. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 04:55, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
Pictogram voting keep.svg good to go, on that basis. (Would still be better if the article did make it very clear.) --Demiurge1000 (talk) 05:32, 26 February 2013 (UTC)