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  • Barings Bank - the source given suggests that the "cumulative unreported losses grew almost threefold, reaching £827 million by 27 February 1995" and then the bank underwent a "subsequent collapse" so I'm not sure it's correct to say the bank collapsed on 26 February, at least not by relying on that source. The "insolvency" claim for 26 February appears to be unreferenced. The Rambling Man (Stay alert! Control the virus! Save lives!!!!) 10:15, 24 February 2021 (UTC)
    I've reworded the blurb to "declared insolvent" – will look for a reference later. — RAVENPVFF · talk · 00:05, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

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General discussion

Discussion at Wikipedia:Village pump (miscellaneous) § Choices for Main Page (in English)

 You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Village pump (miscellaneous) § Choices for Main Page (in English). {{u|Sdkb}}talk 21:47, 14 February 2021 (UTC)

George overload

It seems unlikely that anything truly relevant will be added at this point.--Wehwalt (talk) 13:54, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
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There are currently two paintings of George Washington on the Main Page. I find this rather strange and at odds with Wikipedia's global mission. --Nelson Ricardo (talk) 07:56, 22 February 2021 (UTC)

Is your objection to Washington in particular or there being two depictions of the same person?--Wehwalt (talk) 08:01, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
two depictions of the same person --Nelson Ricardo (talk) 08:04, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
I agree: the left hand should let the right hand know what it's doing more often :) ——Serial 08:39, 22 February 2021 (UTC)

The paintings look better then the photo of Kim Hee-chul on the Main Page that looks like a PR photo 🌸 1.Ayana 🌸 (talk) 11:31, 22 February 2021 (UTC)

@Nricardo: I understand the undue stress this is putting on your life. Can we put you in touch with a crisis counselor in your local area so that you can get through today? --Jayron32 14:10, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
@Jayron32: Wikipedia:Don't be a dick --Nelson Ricardo (talk) 17:59, 22 February 2021 (UTC)

Agreed that it's a bit much, even if it's his birthday. An 'UNDERCOVER' agent (talk) 14:05, 22 February 2021 (UTC)

@Jayron32: How now, Jayron, that's unnecessarily snide.--WaltCip-(talk) 14:23, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
There needn't be a hand-wringing, pearl-clutching, Chicken Little post every time someone notices a random confluence or coincidence. Not every odd coincidence represents an evil conspiracy against decency that needs to be rooted out or something. Sometimes, we can just say nothing when there is such a coincidence. --Jayron32 14:31, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
This guy is an admin? With a temperament like that? Jesus. -- Veggies (talk) 22:05, 22 February 2021 (UTC)

I'm only seeing one George. The Rambling Man (Stay alert! Control the virus! Save lives!!!!) 11:55, 22 February 2021 (UTC)

There are two - one in DYK and one TFP. --Tone 12:29, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
Ah yeah, I never scroll down to TFP, dreadful. The Rambling Man (Stay alert! Control the virus! Save lives!!!!) 12:39, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
Today is George Washington's birthday, I assume that's why. Hut 8.5 12:53, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
By the way, I got a kick out of the header name for this topic - "George overload". Sounds like the name of a 90s comic antihero.--WaltCip-(talk) 14:26, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
Now I'm imagining a Main Page with all the entries dedicated to autopilots. :D --Colin Douglas Howell (talk) 16:25, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Georgewise, I am shocked, shocked to see there are no pix of George Frederick Handel (b. Feb. 23,1685) on today's Main Page. He ought to be worth at least two too, especially considering that he wrote the music for George II's coronation. – Sca (talk) 13:38, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

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  • It seems no one above has brought up the way we could actually address this: have a group of editors who monitor Wikipedia:Main Page/Tomorrow, look for overlaps, and encourage changes when they are found. It'd help to have a bit of hierarchy so that people would know which section to change; based on a combination of visibility and temporal sensitivity, I'd suggest ITN > TFA > OTD > TFL > DYK > TFP. Overall, I'm not sure there are enough overlaps for this to be worth it, but I can think of plenty of Wikipedians who spend their time in less productive ways, so anyone who wants to take it on is welcome to. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 18:05, 24 February 2021 (UTC)

Arabic text

We shall disregard, for it has been fixed.--WaltCip-(talk) 00:06, 24 February 2021 (UTC)
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Is it just me being daft or is there a load of arabic text at the top of this page? The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 21:03, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Please disregard, it's been fixed. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 21:04, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

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Short description

Should the Main Page have a short description? I was looking through the code and noticed it didn't, which may cause it to appear odd or confusing to users with some various browsers. Generally, short descriptions help readers, and it's advised that all articles eventually have short descriptions. As such, I would support adding one, but I want to hear what you all think. Thanks. AllegedlyHuman (talk) 21:05, 24 February 2021 (UTC)

And this short description would have what in its contents? How would that be any different from "main page of Wikipedia"... which is in the title? --Izno (talk) 22:41, 24 February 2021 (UTC)