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Your GA nomination of Zion Square[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Zion Square[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Zion Square[edit]

The article Zion Square you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Zion Square for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of MusikAnimal -- MusikAnimal (talk) 22:23, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

Symphony Six and a request[edit]

Please keep the page on your watchlist. I won't be able to edit Wikipedia for a few months and in case the GA review starts someone should be there to address the issues. One of my DYKs, Template:Did you know nominations/Grazing Goat Pictures Pvt. Ltd hasn't been reviewed so far. If you have enough time can you review it? Thanks.--Skr15081997 (talk) 15:58, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

A few images can be added to the article. Images of the Detroit Masonic Temple and Ernest MacMillan can be added. I think we should take this to FAR once it passes the GA review. What do you feel?--Skr15081997 (talk) 12:16, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

Sutton Heritage Mosaic DYK[edit]

Hi Yoninah, I am sure you are busy with other things, but, if you get a spare five minutes, would mind looking to see what can be done to get the pulled hook reinstated- as now amended. That would be very much appreciated. (I just don't know enough about the DYK process to do this myself.) A P Monblat (talk) 16:00, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

DYK Lwandle Plate[edit]

Hi Yoninah, I have added a citation to the paragraph in the origin section.

Please let me know if there's any other alteration you need from me.

Thanks so much, Mmorr42 (talk) 00:23, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Daraga Church[edit]

Hi! Why was the approved hook for Daraga_Church different from the hook in the queue? Please see Template:Did_you_know_nominations/Daraga_Church. Thanks. --Carlojoseph14 (talk) 01:56, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Benny Friedman (singer)[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:42, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Jean Dollfus[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:30, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

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Niagara falls. I tried to cover what was removed because that was part of the original concept. I think it was removed by someone who didn't understand art history, those are fairly well known basic facts, not a bit controversial. About the water movement. That was from the book. Hafspajen (talk) 20:12, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Mihran Mesrobian DYK picture[edit]


You recently removed Mesrobian from the picture slot. Can you please have it placed in another prep slot and retain his picture? I really worked really hard to have the Mesrobian family release the rights of this photograph. I'd greatly appreciate it. Étienne Dolet (talk) 23:15, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/K'inich Yo'nal Ahk I[edit]

Hello Yoninah, I completed the review of Template:Did you know nominations/K'inich Yo'nal Ahk I. Thank you. HYH.124 (talk) 09:47, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Ohad Moskowitz[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:30, 20 November 2014 (UTC)


Please take a look at the Template:Did you know nominations/Pettakere cave.--BabbaQ (talk) 20:45, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Please take a look at Wikipedia talk:Did you know at the bottom. User Crisco obviously wants to make some sort of statement because we had a small argument at the Pettakere cave articles DYK. I am a great contributor at the DYK section per my track record all the way from December 2010. Am I perfect, no by no means, do I need "guidance" no per the fact that I do seek help and input from other users. I just find it a bit over the top that a Reviewer can not handle himself in a better way when faced by small criticism. All I have to say is that my article about Smiley the alligator is currently this months most viewed article at DYKstats, and also my other articles at DYKstats for this month alone has over 40,000 views and then I am not adding the other articles that did not reach the 5,000 view threshold. There is no merit in the claim that I am not a good contributor to the DYK project. --BabbaQ (talk) 15:51, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for your input. As I said, am I a perfect editor, no. Am I a user who is willing to contribute and improve the issues raised at the DYKs yes. My track record from December 2010 until present time shows just that. There is no justification for trying to hound me off the DYK project. Thank you for the kind words by the way, I try to be polite like 99% of the time :) Thank you.--BabbaQ (talk) 19:23, 26 November 2014 (UTC)


Just saw your {{in use}} template on the prep 3 page after clicking save. Looks like I'd started to edit and add hooks just before you inserted the template, so I didn't see it. Sorry for any inconvenience! 97198 (talk) 00:24, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Diaspora Yeshiva Band[edit]

Thanks from the wiki Victuallers (talk) 00:02, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

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Willi Tokarev[edit]

Hi! Sorry for disturbance. Could you please take a look at the article "Willi Tokarev" one more time? Cause I've now expanded it a lot and I'm afraid there may be grammatical errors. (And thank you so much for reviewing it!) --Moscow Connection (talk) 22:34, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, one more thing. :) You've added the word "Russian", could you change it to "Russian-American"? "Russian-American singer Willi Tokarev". Cause he is primarily known as an expatriate singer (in Russia too; his most famous songs are written in New York and are about America). And I think that the expression "Russian-American" will make the hook more interesting for the English-speaking readers, more mysterious, and it will get more clicks. --Moscow Connection (talk) 02:49, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Pettakere cave[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:03, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

Old Bridge, Hasankeyf[edit]

Thanks for your review of the DYK nomination for Old Bridge, Hasankeyf. I got a little stuck trying to locate a better reference for one of the unreferenced paragraphs (the mention of an earlier bridge encountered by Arab armies in 638–640), which is why I didn't come back to let you know I'd addressed these. On reflection, it makes more sense to get the DYK listed and keep working on better sources. Thanks also for the Gertrude Bell reference and your various fixes. I'd prefer to avoid mid-sentence references (unless, there's some especially controversial material that requires it), so I may move a one or two of the refs to the end of the relevant sentence. I realize that the sentence may contain some clarifying information not present in the cited source (e.g. distance between Hasankeyf and Diyarbakır, but that's not the same as making an unsupported assertion.

I do have one question: I see you deleted the specific chapter reference for the Meinecke citation (chapter=3. Hasankeyf/iṣn Kaifā on the Tigris: A Regional Center on the Crossroad of Foreign Influences). Is there a style reason not to specify the chapter? The rest of the book is not relevant to Hasankeyf at all. Rupert Clayton (talk) 16:28, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

Response to your queries for DYK Youth in South Africa[edit]

Thanks for your comments and for alerting me to them. I responded to your queries. If the editor removes the tag in the paragraph, I hope it this DYK nomination can be accepted. Cheers! Prof.Vandegrift (talk) 17:53, 4 December 2014 (UTC)


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Here's a little token to recognise all the wonderful work you do behind the scenes at DYK to help the process continue running at a high level of quality! 97198 (talk) 04:13, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
I second this Barnstar of Diligence!!!Prof.Vandegrift (talk) 15:46, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

Re: Recording lists[edit]

Do recording lists like this need to be cited to comply with the DYK rules? My DYK nom was flagged because of that issue. I removed the mostly-uncited list, but I was wondering whether it could still be kept without clashing with DYK rules? Cheers! —Bloom6132 (talk) 21:55, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:21, 10 December 2014 (UTC)


Implying a check for close paraphrasing isn't part of the GA criteria? I can't go through every part of the article to check for that! ViperSnake151  Talk  23:01, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

Placed ALT5 for DYK Youth in South Africa on your talk page[edit]

You have been exceedingly generous in working with my on my first DYK nomination. Thanks!Prof.Vandegrift (talk) 15:46, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/History of Briarcliff Manor[edit]

User:Yoninah, Please take a look. I used Earwig and I disagree with its result. I am concerned and don't want to alienate DYK contributors. It is 'the human vs. the computer' kind of problem. I used my judgment. 7&6=thirteen () 19:21, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

I have requested the nominator to clear up a couple of passages. 7&6=thirteen () 20:42, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

A cookie for you![edit]

Choco chip cookie.png Sorry for my collective confusion about the DYK rules. Hopefully, I understand the DYK review process well enough now to not have to pick your brain on a regular basis. Thanks again for all the time and effort you have put into mentoring me. I really appreciate it. Take care! Michael Barera (talk) 22:00, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for the wonderful expansion of Zareh Sinanyan. I really appreciate the work you do around the project. Étienne Dolet (talk) 02:07, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Olim le Berlin[edit]

Yoninah, it seems clear that Serten (now Serten II) has no intention of addressing the issues you raised in your review. You should probably proceed with the nomination based on that. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 16:04, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Changed in the meanwhile, Seasonal greetings Serten II (talk) 01:05, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

DYK prep 3[edit]

Can we avoid two classical music articles in a row (and perhaps have funeral later)? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:30, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

Happy New Year[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Symphony Six[edit]

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Pearls before swine, you might say[edit]

[1] EEng (talk) 16:07, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Olim L'Berlin[edit]

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Checking DYKs[edit]

Hi Yoninah. Thanks for the advice on how to check for paraphrasing. It seems that Wikipedians have developed many tools that make these tasks easier, but because of the software I use to help me to edit it is not always possible for me to utilise them. This is unfortunately one of those times. As I am visually impaired I edit with the help of a screen magnifier and text-to-speech software, which means I am unable to perform certain tasks effectively. Text-to-speech does not bring up highlighted text, for example, while because I see only a portion of the screen with the magnification software, comparing two versions of a document would be a slow and cumbersome process. I have encountered this issue before, but was advised a couple of years ago to create a disclaimer page explaining the situation. This I did, and now I automatically add it to any review pages I am involved with, whether they be as a nominator or a reviewer. I've filed several DYK reviews since then and it doesn't usually cause an issue, so I'm hoping this can be resolved and it's just that you didn't see the link. If not it would virtually preclude me from being able to submit any future nominations. I hope that one day someone will write a piece of software to get round this problem, perhaps one that finds similar sounding phrases and copyrighted material, then generates a speech file with the relevant material, but until then I have to rely on the understanding and good will of the community. Thanks, This is Paul (talk) 18:27, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for getting back to me about this. I kind of guessed things were being tightened up a bit, and I understand how careful we have to be with any published material. It does make sense to catch any copyvios as early as possible. I'm very happy to have a chat with Bluemoonset so we can decide what the best way around this would be. I've done a few GA reviews in the past and often requested a second opinion for stuff I couldn't check, so something similar with DYK would be good. Hopefully GiantSnowman will decide to review something, but if he doesn't should I pick another article? This is Paul (talk) 19:37, 11 January 2015 (UTC)
No worries, will do. And thanks again. This is Paul (talk) 20:43, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

Re: Wikipedia:List of Wikipedians by number of DYKs[edit]

That would be great, thanks. I must confess I didn't know we had something like this for DYK, but it would be good to have my name up in lights. :) This is Paul (talk) 00:08, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

This is fantastic. Thank you so much for setting it up for me. This is Paul (talk) 21:44, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
No problem, I think there's three or four that were other people's, but fortunately I've been annotating them, so I'll take a look and separate them out. This is Paul (talk) 22:41, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
ok, think I got them all, but feel free to check. Looks like I have 59 expanded/nominated, and 3 nominations of other people's articles. This is Paul (talk) 23:08, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
No worries, thanks again. This is Paul (talk) 23:17, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

QPQ review[edit]

Someone beat me to it, unfortunately... GiantSnowman 18:41, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

I've reviewed one of them, a review of my review would be appreciated please, if you have the time. GiantSnowman 18:43, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

25 DYK noms medal[edit]

Thanks a million! —Bloom6132 (talk) 18:11, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Ratking DYK[edit]

That's great, thanks for letting me know. I'll take care of it now. This is Paul (talk) 20:46, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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No, thank you - for all your patience and help with DYK. Will definitely try and help out more myself in future. GiantSnowman 20:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

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Curious request[edit]

Hi Yoninah. Could you please take a look at User talk:IZAK#History of Organized Jewish Wikipedians. What do you make of it? Thanks. IZAK (talk) 23:29, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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This wiki kitten is here to thank you for your efforts with finding copyvios, as well as helping to deal with them, at my recent Korean educational project submissions!

Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 11:40, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

This wasn't so bad[edit]

Re:[2] Most seemed fine to me, grammar-wise. Would you mind explaining to the editor (student) why you reverted her edits, per WP:BITE? She is quite dispirited now that you undid her attempt to help in its entirety. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 12:42, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) I know Yoninah and I'm sure she regrets that her reversion came across as heavy-handed. I do this sometimes, though I try not to. It's hard to remember that some editors are just starting out. EEng (talk) 13:28, 28 January 2015 (UTC)