Template:Did you know nominations/Indra's Net (book)

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The following is an archived discussion of the DYK nomination of the article below. Please do not modify this page. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page (such as this nomination's talk page, the article's talk page or Wikipedia talk:Did you know), unless there is consensus to re-open the discussion at this page. No further edits should be made to this page.

The result was: promoted by Sven Manguard Wha? 19:22, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Indra's Net (book)[edit]

  • Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/Zelous Wheeler
  • Comment: expanded beginning 25 March and submitted on 30 March in my local time. Because of its cross-cultural interest, I suggest that this hook be run at a time that permits viewing in both US/Europe and India (e.g., perhaps NOT 12:00pm New York time, which seems rather late, 9:30pm, New Delhi time). --Presearch (talk) 02:42, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

5x expanded by Presearch (talk). Self nominated at 02:42, 31 March 2014 (UTC).

  • Doing... I'll do the review. Could you suggest an alt? TitoDutta 02:22, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Passed 5x expansion, from this version, very well expanded. I'll continue the review soon. --TitoDutta 02:26, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Is there a flaw in the current hook? By my count it's not too long (I count 179 characters, easily <200). I have a hunch that the computer analogy will actually be interesting to many readers (But perhaps you disagree?). I think having the full book title actually adds interest too, and will make the hook easier to notice on the page. So I guess what I'm saying is that I would find it easier make an alt if I understood what flaw you see in the original hook. Many thanks for reviewing this. -- Presearch (talk) 04:09, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
Here's a possible alt that is clearer that the metaphor comes from the computer world. By my count there are 188 chars (still OK):
ALT1: ... that Hindu gurus are compared to computer systems integrators, and Hinduism to an open architecture, in Rajiv Malhotra's new book Indra's Net: Defending Hinduism's Philosophical Unity?
    --Presearch (talk) 04:38, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
OK, how about the following? They are identical to each other, except 2b @192 chars has the word "computer" in case that is desirable. I don't really have an opinion about which is better, 2a or 2b. But given your concerns, I prefer them both to the original and to alt1. --Presearch (talk) 18:51, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go with ALT2a or ALT 2b --TitoDutta 00:50, 12 April 2014 (UTC)