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Nelson Mandela is today's FA. No need to duplicate in OTD. Mjroots (talk) 05:11, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

I switched him for Clare Stevenson whose article is an FA - Dumelow (talk) 06:57, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
Sorry about that, we just swapped in Mandela at TFA yesterday. - Dank (push to talk) 12:02, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

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  • "... that in Der goldene Drache, the ninth opera by Péter Eötvös, five singers perform 18 characters, switching age and gender?" Article says "switching gender and culture", doesn't mention "age" (except vagueness in dramatis personae table), none of this whatsoever is supported by the cited source, or any other source provided in the article. 98.176.128.60 (talk) 01:27, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
So far as I can tell from google translate, the information does exist in the sources, but the article needed a tweak and an additional cite to conform with the hook, and I've done that. Gatoclass (talk) 02:59, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
Like where? "Und der mit seiner dezidierten Geste des Vorführens aller 18 Rollen durch die fünf Protagonisten allein schon den Charme eines ganz eigenen Wortsound entfaltet." ... says 18 "roles" are shown through 5 "protagonists" - nothing about "switching age, gender or culture". Also there is no source which says the voices are amplified, just a mention of amplified sound. - found that latter. 98.176.128.60 (talk) 05:34, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
  • This source has a line which translates: "Apart from the soprano, in which "the young woman" and "the little one" merge into a single figure, the remaining 17 figures are divided among two tenors, a mezzo-soprano and a baritone and presented to us in 21 short scenes."
  • A google translation from this source states "It was their five who slipped into multiple roles in innumerable, often only minimally spaced-out mini-scenes, and also floated comedically across gender boundaries."
  • An extract from this source gives a list of the roles and their performers - you can clearly see they all played different age, gender and culture roles: "Die junge Frau (die junge Frau; der Kleine) · Sopran - Die Frau über sechzig (alte Köchin; Enkeltochter; die Ameise; Hans; chinesische Mutter) · Mezzosopran - Der junge Mann (junger Asiate; Kellnerin; Großvater; die Grille; chinesische Tante) · 1. Tenor - Der Mann über sechzig (alter Asiate; Eva, die dunkelbraune Stewardess; der Freund der Enkeltochter; chinesischer Vater) · 2. Tenor - Der Mann (ein Asiate; Inga, die blonde Stewardess; chinesischer Onkel) · Bariton Alle Sänger sind verstärkt." Translation, alt roles in parenthesis: "The young woman (the small one) · soprano - the woman over sixty (old cook, granddaughter, the ant, Hans, Chinese mother) · mezzo soprano - the young man (young Asian, waitress, grandfather, the cricket, Chinese Aunt) · 1st tenor - The man over sixty (old Asian, Eva, the dark brown stewardess, the friend of the granddaughter, Chinese father) · 2nd tenor - The man (an Asian, Inga, the blonde stewardess, Chinese uncle) · Baritone All singers are amplified"). Gatoclass (talk) 06:12, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

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Color of "Featured List" section[edit]

I hate seeing the Wikipedia Main Page every Monday, with the pink glare of the "Featured List" section. I understand this section was not part of the original design and has been added at a later time. The selection of pink brings the total number of primary colors used in the page to a whopping four and makes it appear like a children's website. Why not just put it inside the purple "Featured Picture" section, which is in line with the design of the page of having two sections per color? Indeed, lists and pictures do have something in common: both are complements to the main unit of the encyclopedia – the article. Jrmde3 (talk) 16:59, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

For most of us, there are only three primary colors. Daniel Case (talk) 02:56, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
I know that. I used the adjective "primary" in the graphic design sense (meaning non-accent; main), not in the color modeling sense. I am surprised that you chose to nitpick on a single word and leave aside the primary point of my message. Jrmde3 (talk) 16:23, 17 July 2018 (UTC)