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Wikipedia:Did you know/Hall of Fame is Wikipedia's online museum established to recognize and honor individuals for noteworthy contributions to the advancement of the Did You Know (DYK) project. In addition to recognizing those who have stood out through their creation of new Wikipedia article content recognized by DYK, this Hall of Fame recognizes those who have stood out through their participation in the DYK project itself. The shortcut for this page is WP:DYK/HoF.

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T:TDYK contributions[edit]

Template talk:Did you know (T:TDYK) is the page where most of the work at Did you know was historically done; this is no longer the case since the introduction of separate review pages for each hook. The following list therefore gives an indication of users' DYK activity up until the time of the introduction of the new system.

Editors with 1,000 or more total edits to T:TDYK[edit]

The following is a list of editors by total number of edits to the DYK nominations page, over the history of the DYK project, to July 3, 2011. These figures were compiled from the page Contributor Statistics. The number of edits to the nominations page is no longer a reliable indicator of DYK activity since the introduction of individual pages for nominations, so this table is presented for historical interest only.

User # Edits
Gatoclass 6479
Materialscientist 6135
PFHLai 4690
Daniel Case 4450
Allen3 4183
BorgQueen 3733
Cbl62 3639
Art LaPella 3575
Vanished 6551232 3483
Mandarax 3405
Bruce1ee 3162
Rjanag 3118
Dravecky 3010
Victuallers 2880
Yoninah 2863
Shubinator 2856
Billy Hathorn 2651
Mattisse 2540
Carabinieri 2211
Calmer Waters 2191
NortyNort 1873
Alansohn 1839
Orlady 1820
Giants27 1774
Wizardman 1753
TonyTheTiger 1643
The Bushranger 1620
Ucucha 1549
Awadewit 1542
GeeJo 1476
Piotrus 1436
MacGyverMagic 1406
Bedford 1377
Hassocks5489 1309
Agne27 1226
Casliber 1212
Ghirlandajo 1192
Dr. Blofeld 1162
Nrswanson 1138
Mjroots 1137
Johnbod 1136
Howcheng 1129
Backslash Forwardslash 1127
Rosiestep 1120
OCNative 1111
Dahn 1097
Thelmadatter 1094
Cirt 1073
Geschichte 1062
Grondemar 1018
Chamal N 1015
Leszek Jańczuk 1014

T:TDYK editing milestones[edit]

First user to # edits User Date achieved
6000 Gatoclass 2010-08-29
5000 Gatoclass 2010-03-04
4000 Gatoclass 2009-09-20
3000 Daniel Case 2008-12-05
2000 Carabinieri 2008-04-19
1000 MacGyverMagic 2006-07-13

DYK hooks with 10 or more articles[edit]

Newer hooks should go to the top of the sequence of hooks with the same number of articles. Editors wishing to record their Hall of Fame membership on their user page can use the {{User DYK HoF}} userbox if they so desire.

Main Article (DYK date) Image DYK hook DYK articles Contributor(s)
Paleontology in the United States
(February 7, 2013)
Sue TRex Replica Skull.JPG ... that within the United States, dinosaur fossils have been found in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Wyoming, but not in Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, or Wisconsin? 54 Abyssal
Apollo 11 lunar sample display
(November 17, 2012)
Hawaii Apollo 11-9in display.jpg ... that samples of moon rock and lunar dust soil from the Apollo 11 and Apollo 17 missions, mounted on wooden plaque displays especially for Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Honduras, Ireland, Malta, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Romania, Spain, and Sweden, plus the states of Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii (pictured), Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, and West Virginia, were later reported missing by many of the recipients? 30 Doug Coldwell
7&6=thirteen
JoannaSerah
Contemporary Indigenous Australian art
(January 26, 2010)
... that Napaljarri artists include Biddy, Daisy, Susie, Kowai, Wentja, Peggy, Doris, Parara, Eileen, Louisa, Lucy, Helen, Linda, Kitty, Sheila, Valerie, Maggie, Topsy, Nora, Ada, Ngoia, Molly, Mona and Norah? 26 Hamiltonstone
Taxation in the Ottoman Empire
(May 6, 2011)
... that Tekalif-i orfiye, Resm-i çift, Rav akçesi, Nüzül, İspençe, Avariz, Adet-i ağnam, Resm-i arusane, Tuz resmi, Resm-i bennâk, Bedl-i askeri, Gümrük resmi, Sursat, Müskirat resmi, Temettu, Adet-i deştbani, Damga resmi, Resm-i mücerred, Öşür, Ihtisab, Resm-i donum and Tapu resmi were Ottoman taxes, whilst Muafiyet were exemptions, and Emins were tax collectors? 25 bobrayner
Philadelphia Phillies all-time roster
(October 30, 2010)
... that the Philadelphia Phillies all-time roster has included Allens, Bateses, Covingtons, Delahantys, Ennises, Fultzes, Greens, Hamiltons, Jacksons, Kennedys, Lees, Morgans, Nicholsons, Powells, Robertses, Schmidts, Thompsons, Vukoviches, Watts, and Youngs, but never a player whose surname begins with X? 21 Killervogel5
Stingarees
(September 19, 2010)
Kapala stingaree ... that there are 21 endemic Australian stingarees, including the brown, circular, common, Coral Sea, greenback, Kapala (pictured), lobed, masked, mitotic, patchwork, sandyback, sparsely-spotted, spotted, striped, wide, and eastern, western and yellow shovelnoses? 19 Yzx
Samuel Coleridge's early life
(June 20, 2009)
Samuel Coleridge ... that topics of Samuel Coleridge's (pictured) early poems include: holidays, cannibals, pixies, pain, suicide, loss, bars, a prison raid, women, God, an otter, gambling, farming, school, asses, and Joan of Arc? 17 Ottava Rima
Jake Wartenberg
Henry Fielding's early plays
(March 7, 2009)
Henry Fielding.png ... that Henry Fielding's (pictured) early plays before the 1733 Actor Rebellion include Love in Several Masques, Temple Beau, Author's Farce, Tom Thumb, Rape upon Rape, Tragedy of Tragedies, Letter Writers, Welsh Opera, Grub Street Opera, Lottery, Modern Husband, Old Debauchees, Covent Garden Tragedy, and Mock Doctor? 16 Ottava Rima
NocturneNoir
PeterSymonds
Res2216firestar
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
(Jan. 31, 2009)
Appomattox Court House Historical Park.jpg ... that the Appomattox Park (pictured) has a Court-house, Tavern, Jail, Store and Prizery, the Bocock-Isbell, McLean, Peers and Wright houses, the Sweeney and Sweeney-Conner cabins, the Jones and Woodson law offices, ruins and cemeteries? 16 Doug Coldwell
Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram
(April 25, 2013)
... that the UNESCO-inscribed Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram of the Pallava Period include: Ganesha Ratha; the Pancha Rathas of Dharmaraja, Arjuna, Bhima, Draupadi, and Nakula Sahadeva; several cave temples such as Varaha, Krishna, Mahishasuramardini, and Panchapandava; the structural temples of Olakkannesvara and Shore; and the Descent of the Ganges, one of the largest open-air bas-reliefs in the world? 16 Nvvchar, Rosiestep, Dr. Blofeld
Formula One World Drivers' Champions
(November 25, 2012)
Sebastian Vettel 2012 Bahrain GP.jpg ... that Formula One World Drivers' Champions have come from Argentina, Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany (2011 champion Sebastian Vettel pictured), Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States? 14 violet/riga
Brookesia ambreensis
(November 20, 2012)
... that Brookesia ambreensis, B. bekolosy, B. bonsi, B. brygooi, B. confidens, B. exarmata, B. griveaudi, B. lambertoni, B. lineata, B. lolontany, B. nasus, B. therezieni, B. thieli and B. valerieae are all species of chameleon endemic to Madagascar? 14 Thine Antique Pen
Buru
(November 9, 2010)
Babirusa pig ... that unique to the Indonesian islands of Buru and Ambelau are the Ambelau, Buru, Kayeli and Lisela people; the eponymous Ambelau, Buru, Kayeli and Lisela languages; as well as the Rufous-throated White-eye, Buru Lorikeet, Black-lored Parrot and a hairy variety of the babirusa pig (pictured)? 14 Materialscientist
Nephelomys
(November 8, 2009)
... that when the rodent genus Nephelomys was first described in 2006, N. childi, N. maculiventer, N. moerex, N. nimbosus, N. pectoralis, and N. pirrensis were reclassified as separate species in addition to the previously recognized N. albigularis, N. auriventer, N. caracolus, N. devius, N. keaysi, N. levipes, and N. meridensis, almost doubling the known diversity of the genus? 14 Ucucha
Provinces of Laos
(January 11, 2013)
Provinces of Laos, shaded.png ... that Attapeu, Bokeo, Bolikhamxai, Champasak, Houaphan, Khammouane, Luang Namtha, Luang Prabang, Oudomxai, Phongsali, Sainyabuli, Salavan, Savannakhet, Sekong, Xiangkhoang and the Vientiane Province and Prefecture form the provinces of Laos (mapped)? 13 Blofeld
Rosiestep
Nvvchar
Subantarctic
(June 11, 2010)
... that many subantarctic glaciers on Heard Island, including Allison, Compton, Deacock, Downes, Ealey, Fiftyone, Gotley, Lied, Schmidt, Stephenson, Vahsel and Winston, have a negative mass balance and are in retreat? 13 DiverDave
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(August 17, 2009)
... that Samuel Coleridge's Eminent Characters series include: a lawyer, a speaker, a Unitarian, a general, a rebel, a betrayer, a poet, an actress, a philosopher, a friend, a playwright and a lord? 13 Ottava Rima
Julian Colton
Rio Tinto's Pilbara operations
(Nov. 14, 2010)
... that in 2009, Rio Tinto's Pilbara operations, consisting of the Brockman 2, Channar, Eastern Range, Hope Downs, Marandoo, Mesa A, Mesa J, Mount Tom Price, Nammuldi, Paraburdoo, West Angelas and Yandicoogina mines, produced 202 million tonnes of iron ore, accounting for almost 13% of the world production? 12 Calistemon
List of earthquakes in Taiwan
(Aug. 17, 2009)
... that according to Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau the earthquakes of Douliu, Meishan, Nantou, Hsinchu-Taichung, Zhongpu, Xinhua, the East Rift Valley, Hengchun, Baihe, and Jiji were the ten deadliest quakes to strike the island in the 20th century? 12 taiwantaffy
Guerrilla Gourmet
(May. 8, 2009)
... that Dunbrody Country House Hotel owner Kevin Dundon and Thornton's Restaurant owner Kevin Thornton of Heat were featured on Guerrilla Gourmet alongside Café Paradiso owner Denis Cotter, The Mustard Seed owner Dan Mullane and former Mint Restaurant proprietor Dylan McGrath? 12 Candlewicke
Lucques
(Jan. 30, 2009)
Ripening olives.jpg ... that Lucques (pictured), Aglandau, Salonenque, Picholine, Olivière, Tanche, Bouteillan, Cailletier, Grossane, Germaine, Cayon and Sabine are some of about a hundred French olive cultivars? 12 Lampman
Kieran Govers
(April 10, 2012)
... that Kieran Govers, Simon Orchard, Robert Hammond, Nathan Burgers, Matthew Butturini, Kiel Brown, Joel Carroll, Mark Knowles, Fergus Kavanagh, Glenn Turner, Jason Wilson and Russell Ford are in training with the Australian field hockey team for the 2012 Olympics? 12 User talk:LauraHale
1968 Summer Paralympics
(27 May 2011)
... that Ethiopia, Great Britain, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Rhodesia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and the United States were among the 28 nations that competed in the 1968 Summer Paralympics? 11 Basement12
11 Provinces in North Vietnam
(September 06, 2010)
... that the 11 provinces of Bắc Giang, Bắc Kạn, Cao Bang, Ha Giang, Lang Son, Lao Cai, Phu Tho, Quang Ninh, Thai Nguyen, Tuyen Quang and Yen Bai are part of the 59 administrative provinces and 5 municipalities in Vietnam? 11 Nvvchar
YellowMonkey
Bloefeld
Donald Bradman with the Australian cricket team in England in 1948
(Jan. 18, 2009)
... that Harvey, Barnes, Brown, Johnson, Loxton and Hassett were members of Bradman's Invincibles who won the First, Second and Fourth Ashes series Test matches of 1948 and drew the Third? 11 YellowMonkey
Rage (roller coaster)
(September 4, 2014)
View of Rage and North Sea coast at Adventure Island ... that the roller coasters Rage (pictured), Crazy Bird, El Loco, Eurofighter, Falcon, Huracan, Timber Drop, Twist Coaster Robin, Typhoon, and Vild-Svinet all have (or were expected to have) steeper-than-vertical drops? 10 IronGargoyle
Women's Premiership
(13 March 2014
... that the Women's Premiership is currently comprised of Bristol Ladies, Darlington Mowden Park Sharks, Lichfield Ladies, Richmond Women, Saracens Women, Wasps Ladies, Worcester Ladies and Aylesford Bulls Ladies, after having defeated Thurrock T-Birds in a playoff? 10 The C of E
György Dungyersky
(Feb. 11, 2014)
... that Yugoslavian tennis players György Dungyersky‎, Ivan Balás, Aleksandar Popović‎‎, Franjo Šefer, Krešimir Friedrich, Ivan Radović, Franjo Kukuljević, Franjo Punčec‎, Josip Palada, and Dragutin Mitić were all members of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia Davis Cup team? 10 Lajbi
Matt Byrne
(Aug. 26, 2012)
... that Matt Byrne, Terry Bywater, Gaz Choudhry, Peter Finbow, Abdi Jama, Jon Hall, Dan Highcock, Ade Orogbemi, Simon Munn, Jon Pollock, Ian Sagar, and Matt Sealy have been selected to play wheelchair basketball for Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Paralympics? 10 Thine Antique Pen
Michael Crouse
(March 13, 2012)
Michael Crouse ... that Canadian baseball players Michael Crouse (pictured), Marcus Knecht, Chris Bisson, Andrew Albers, Jamie Romak, Tim Smith, Kyle Lotzkar, Mark Hardy, Nick Bucci, and Jon Malo won gold at the 2011 Pan American Games? 10 Muboshgu
Brett Jackson
(February 28, 2012)
... that American baseball players Brett Jackson, Jeff Beliveau, James McCann, Tuffy Gosewisch, Matt Clark, Pete Andrelczyk, Matt Shoemaker, Justin Cassel, Chad Tracy and Andrew Garcia won silver at the 2011 Pan American Games? 10 Muboshgu
Leigh Hunt
(October 14, 2009)
... that Leigh Hunt's works involve: a juvenile poem about the pleasure palace, Hero's suicide, the jilted Ariadne, a diary with a calendar, poetic feasts, a masque, nymphs, and a deadly love affair? 10 Ottava Rima
Ironholds
George Cruikshank's dispute with William Harrison Ainsworth
(September 18, 2009)
... that George Cruikshank, in Artist and the Author, disputed the origin of William Harrison Ainsworth's stories about evil gypsies, a famous thief, treasonous Catholics, a dark prison, burned sinners, an old miser, a horny king, and a stupid queen? 10 Ottava Rima
Malleus Fatuorum
Stortinget (station)
(Mar. 31, 2009)
... that the stations Mortensrud on the Østensjø Line, Forskningsparken on the Sognsvann Line, Nydalen, Storo and Sinsen on the Ring Line and Husebybakken have opened after the Oslo T-bane was declared completed with the reopening of Stortinget in 1987? 10 Arsenikk

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