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POTD for September 2[edit]

Hello. Would it be appropriate to use Yogapith, Mayapur for the POTD slot on September 2, the birth anniversary of its founder, Bhaktivinoda Thakur, shifting the currently scheduled POTD to another date? Regards, Cinosaur (talk) 19:53, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

  • Yep, Cinosaur, that should be fine. I've moved the POTD for Sep 2. Do you want to write the blurb yourself? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:09, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Crisco 1492, I've created the POTD template and written the blurb. Would you mind having a look there, in case it needs some adjustments? Cinosaur (talk) 17:12, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks, Crisco 1492. May I tweak the blurb some more? For one thing, I thought the name of the object pictured needs to be bolded, even though there is no corresponding article – like here. Regards, Cinosaur (talk) 03:06, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
  • The example you're looking at is seven years old. I've never bolded something that isn't linked. If you want to polish the prose a bit, though, feel free. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 03:11, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

POTD from Monarch butterfly article[edit]

I received a notice that a photo from the Monarch butterfly article was nominated for POTD. As one of the editors, I need to tell you that I have been in the process of a major clean-up for two months. I have to check out all the references even though I have probably added at least two dozen myself. Someone just attempted to rearrange a picture gallery, in good faith it appears to me, and to change the UNC status with an unreferenced statement. The article is filled with unreferenced statements that I have been trying to track down. I wish there were other editors to help me so that we could get the article into better shape. I encourage the powers-that-be to delay any POTD from the Monarch butterfly article at least until the article is cleaned up.bpage (talk) 22:36, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Lake Lahontan[edit]

In Template:POTD/2014-09-15, why are there arrows pointing from the Sacramento River to Lake Lahontan? The legend says that red arrows are "Direction of flood". But although the Lake Bonneville flood is described, I found no evidence that the Sacramento River ever flooded into Lake Lahontan, or vice versa. Lake Lahontan gradually dried up, but the legend says it was a flood. Art LaPella (talk) 00:23, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

  • Pinging the map creator, Fallschirmjäger. I am not familiar enough with the references to give feedback. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:45, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
    • Apologies for the ambiguous arrows but well spotted. I am certainly no expert on the subject area, the map was created over a year in collaboration with TCO ago so my knowledge is somewhat limited. However I recall those arrows in particular were sourced from here albeit it is not entirely clear. WolfmanSF makes a good point here, so in light of this perhaps the best solution would be to either shrink arrows away from the river or remove entirely? Fallschirmjäger  20:21, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
      • If the map in this article is the only reason for the arrows, then they should be removed. In that map, the arrows are used to label Pyramid Lake and Lake Lahontan. In the Wikipedia map, they don't serve that purpose; all they do is to confuse the map of the flood. So I see no reason to keep the two arrows, shrunk or unshrunk.
The arrow into Lake Missoula has a similar problem. That article describes floods coming out of Lake Missoula, but why is the arrow pointing in? Probably because the other map uses an arrow in the same place to label Lake Missoula; in that case, remove it also. Art LaPella (talk) 21:12, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
Removed the ambiguous arrows. Kind regards, Fallschirmjäger  22:32, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, but I still see the arrows. Art LaPella (talk) 00:19, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
  • You may need to purge your cache (adding &action=purge to the end of the URL should work). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:22, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
3 arrows gone, thank you. Art LaPella (talk) 06:07, 12 September 2014 (UTC)