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This page is to nominate fresh articles to appear in the "Did you know" section on the Main Page, by a "hook" (an interesting note). Nominations that have been approved are moved to a staging area, from which the articles are promoted into the Queue.

Count of DYK Hooks
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August 19 1
August 20 1 1
August 21 1
August 24 1 1
August 26 1 1
September 1 1
September 4 1
September 7 1
September 9 1
September 13 1
September 16 2 2
September 20 3 1
September 21 1 1
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September 24 3 3
September 25 2 2
September 26 1
September 27 4 2
September 28 6 3
September 29 3
September 30 2 1
October 1 6 4
October 2 7 3
October 3 2 1
October 4 5 4
October 5 5 2
October 6 7 4
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October 10 12 12
October 11 6 2
October 12 7 4
October 13 6 2
October 14 12 9
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October 16 8 2
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Last updated 23:19, 19 October 2020 UTC
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Instructions for nominators[edit]

Create a subpage for your new DYK suggestion and then list the page below under the date the article was created or the expansion began or it became a good article (not the date you submit it here), with the newest dates at the bottom. Any registered user may nominate a DYK suggestion (if you are not a registered user, please leave a message at the bottom of the DYK project talk page with the details of the article you would like to nominate and the hook you would like to propose); self-nominations are permitted and encouraged. Thanks for participating and please remember to check back for comments on your nomination (consider watchlisting your nomination page).

If this is your first nomination, please read the DYK rules before continuing:
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Read these instructions completely before proceeding.
For simplified instructions, see User:Rjanag/Quick DYK 2.
I.
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Enter the article title in the box below and click the button. (To nominate multiple articles together, enter any or all of the article titles.) You will then be taken to a preloaded nomination page.


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  • Not every line of the template needs to be filled in. For instance, if you are not nominating an image to appear with your hook, there is no need to fill in the image-related lines.
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  • Make sure the nomination page is on your watchlist, so you can follow the review discussion.
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How to review a nomination[edit]

Any editor who was not involved in writing/expanding or nominating an article may review it by checking to see that the article meets all the DYK criteria (long enough, new enough, no serious editorial or content issues) and the hook is cited. Editors may also alter the suggested hook to improve it, suggest new hooks, or even lend a hand and make edits to the article to which the hook applies so that the hook is supported and accurate. For a more detailed discussion of the DYK rules and review process see the supplementary guidelines and the WP:Did you know/Reviewing guide.

To post a comment or review on a DYK nomination, follow the steps outlined below:

  • Look through this page, Template talk:Did you know, to find a nomination you would like to comment on.
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  • The top of the page includes a list of the DYK criteria. Check the article to ensure it meets all the relevant criteria.
  • To indicate the result of the review (i.e., whether the nomination passes, fails, or needs some minor changes), leave a signed comment on the page. Please begin with one of the 5 review symbols that appear at the top of the edit screen, and then indicate all aspects of the article that you have reviewed; your comment should look something like the following:

    Article length and age are fine, no copyvio or plagiarism concerns, reliable sources are used. But the hook needs to be shortened.

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Backlogged?[edit]

This page is often backlogged. As long as your submission is still on the page, it will stay there until an editor reviews it. Since editors are encouraged to review the oldest submissions first (so that those hooks don't grow stale), it may take several weeks until your submission is reviewed. In the meantime, please consider reviewing another submission (not your own) to help reduce the backlog (see instructions above).

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Instructions for other editors[edit]

How to promote an accepted hook[edit]

  • See Wikipedia:Did you know/Preparation areas for full instructions.
  • Hooks that have been approved are located on the approved nominations page.
  • In one window, open the DYK nomination subpage of the hook you would like to promote.
  • In another window, open the prep set you intend to add the hook to.
  • In the prep set...
    • Paste the hook into the hook area (be sure to not paste in that that)
    • Paste the credit information ({{DYKmake}} and/or {{DYKnom}}) into the credits area.
    • Add an edit summary, e.g. "Promoted [[Jane Fonda]]", preview, and save
  • Back on DYK nomination page...
    • change {{DYKsubpage to {{subst:DYKsubpage
    • change |passed= to |passed=yes
    • Add an edit summary, e.g. "Promoted to Prep 3", preview, and save

How to remove a rejected hook[edit]

  • Open the DYK nomination subpage of the hook you would like to remove. (It's best to wait several days after a reviewer has rejected the hook, just in case someone contests or the article undergoes a large change.)
  • In the window where the DYK nomination subpage is open, replace the line {{DYKsubpage with {{subst:DYKsubpage, and replace |passed= with |passed=no. Then save the page. This has the effect of wrapping up the discussion on the DYK nomination subpage in a blue archive box and stating that the nomination was unsuccessful, as well as adding the nomination to a category for archival purposes.

How to remove a hook from the prep areas or queue[edit]

  • Edit the prep area or queue where the hook is and remove the hook and the credits associated with it.
  • Go to the hook's nomination subpage (there should have been a link to it in the credits section).
    • View the edit history for that page
    • Go back to the last version before the edit where the hook was promoted, and revert to that version to make the nomination active again.
    • Add a new icon on the nomination subpage to cancel the previous tick and leave a comment after it explaining that the hook was removed from the prep area or queue, and why, so that later reviewers are aware of this issue.
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  • If you removed the hook from a queue, it is best to either replace it with another hook from one of the prep areas, or to leave a message at WT:DYK asking someone else to do so.

How to move a nomination subpage to a new name[edit]

  • Don't; it should not ever be necessary, and will break some links which will later need to be repaired. Even if you change the title of the article, you don't need to move the nomination page.

Nominations[edit]

Older nominations[edit]

Articles created/expanded on August 19[edit]

Offending religious feelings (Poland)

  • ... that, in Poland, offending religious feelings is punishable by two years in jail? Source: "Poland’s blasphemy law, Article 196 of the Penal Code, states that “anyone found guilty of offending religious feelings through public calumny of an object or place of worship is liable to a fine, restriction of liberty or a maximum two-year prison sentence.”" Freedom House

Created by Buidhe (talk). Self-nominated at 10:02, 19 August 2020 (UTC).

  • Comment: Not reviewing the hook, but it seems a bit misleading. The hook creates the misleading impression that Polish law prohibits merely offending someone's religious feelings. In fact, the law prohibits calumny (i.e., the making of false and defamatory statements causing reputational harm) directed at religion. Cbl62 (talk) 04:26, 24 August 2020 (UTC)
  • If you read the article, you would discover that not all of the incidents involve false statements about religion; in fact, many involve things that are not defamation by any strech of the imagination but simply things believers find offensive (such as rainbow halo on Madonna). "Offending religious feelings" or "insulting religious feelings" is the term used in reliable sources. (t · c) buidhe 04:40, 24 August 2020 (UTC)
  • There is a separate law, Article 256, which forbids incitement to hatred based on religious belief. (t · c) buidhe 05:01, 24 August 2020 (UTC)
The language of the statute, as quoted in the article, limits the crime to offense "through public calumny of an object or place of worship". Cbl62 (talk) 05:07, 24 August 2020 (UTC)
Yes, but in practice the law also punishes modifications / reproductions of objects that believers don't like, irreverent statements about the Bible and such, there is nothing misleading about the hook. (t · c) buidhe 05:27, 24 August 2020 (UTC)
IMO the hook grossly oversimplifies the statute, in an apparent attempt to make it appear ludicrous, but I will leave it up to the person conducting the review to make the final call. Cbl62 (talk) 02:25, 25 August 2020 (UTC)
Maybe ALT0b would help: --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 05:23, 29 August 2020 (UTC)
... that, in Poland, extreme offending religious feelings is punishable by two years in jail?
I don't think that works. Whether these incidents are "extreme" or not is a value judgement not found in reliable sources. (t · c) buidhe 13:42, 29 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Full review needed. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 00:28, 5 September 2020 (UTC)
Hello, this is interesting and hooky, but I do kind of share some of the concerns of the previous drive-by commenter: in particular, does this article meet, or aspire to meet, DYK eligibility criterion 4a on neutral point of view? To start with, the translation of the law in question (the article's lede) is sourced from a site that is criticising this law, indeed from a document that concludes: "(blasphemy) prosecutions under Article 196 of the Penal Code represent undue restrictions on freedom of expression". The wiki Polish Penal Code article linked has an external link to this translation: "Whoever offends the religious feelings of other persons by outraging in public an object of religious worship or a place dedicated to the public celebration of religious rites, shall be subject to a fine, the penalty of restriction of liberty or the penalty of deprivation of liberty for up to 2 years." [1] "Outraging" is also the translation used by the UN here; (znieważając seems to be the Polish word in question.) If you look at the definition of "calumny" in wiktionary, Wikt:calumny, this is defined as (noun) (1) "A false accusation or charge brought to tarnish another's reputation or standing" (2) "Falsifications or misrepresentations intended to disparage or discredit another"; (verb) "To make false accusations or levy false charges against a person with the intent to tarnish that person's reputation or standing; to calumniate". As might be expected the attack article you use as your source is spinning the law before it even starts. Such articles may not be the best sources of statute law, you must know that, Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 16:05, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
Also, the translation used (1) elides the "victims" of the "crime", by vague reference to "religious feelings" rather than offence to "other persons"; (2) introduces a structural ambiguity through calumny of "an object" rather than "an object of religious worship", and (3) reduces "a place dedicated to the public celebration of religious rites", emphasising the public/communal spirit of such, and thus the lack of concern for the public/communal good of contravenors of such, to "place of worship" (?also now private, despite "publicznego"?); (?4?) both with "an object" and "place of worship", this "translation" could be seen as purposely geared to lead readers to thoughts of overreach, Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 16:37, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
I had a quick look, but couldn't immediately find anything - in the UK, while the church is in general a legitimate target for attack (from the left), (some) other religions of the book are not; it would be interesting to know whether this law has been used in relation to/to protect "minorities"/other beliefs in Poland (do you think the article should have "(Poland)" in the title)? This may be one way in which this article becomes a little more NPOV. Are there any others? Thanks, Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 17:22, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
Finally, from me before I hear from you.., would it be possible to expand in the image caption upon why this might be regarded as "offensive" - indeed, why on earth the "LGBT" movement, or an artist so affiliated, chose to put some colourful stripes in the halo of an early mediaeval icon of all places to put them, why on earth would they chose that rather than say a box of shreddies that may be more readily to hand? (The article linked in the caption does not explain.) Where is the frisson? Thanks, Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 18:00, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
  • You're mistaken, rule 4a states "Articles must meet the neutral point of view policy." There is no requirement for hooks to do the same. Please see WP:BIASED when it comes to biased sources. News articles in English use similar translations with "offend",[2][3][4] The Cambridge book cited translates as follows:

    Th e provisions of Article 196 of the PPC are directed at anyone who ‘ o ff ends the religious feelings of other persons ’ , that is, who acts in a manner that is perceived as demeaning or off ensive to the object of religious worship or a place dedicated to the public celebration of religious rites. A particular type of behaviour is to be viewed as demeaning or off ensive based on objective criteria, following the moral standards of a particular religious community.

    And as I say above, "calumny" in English is misleading, because per that quote it does not require a false statement, just any action or statement that offends believers. (t · c) buidhe 18:24, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
Hi, where am I mistaken? Do I not question the NPOVness of the article, not of the hook? Re WP:Biased, to which you refer me, are you saying that such may be good sources for supporting information? I'm not denying that, I'm saying for statute law. For the law itself, it may not be. Would you be prepared, or be happy for me, to switch the translation and the reference to such in the lede to that per and eg the UN link provided above? Also, are you happy for me to put an X against this article on lack of article NPOV grounds? Thanks, Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 18:33, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
If the Freedom House translation is inaccurate or that the ones you cite are better, I would be happy to replace it, but you've not presented any evidence that it's the case. The bias of a source is not necessarily related to accuracy and there is no issue with citing a biased source in the lead of an article. (t · c) buidhe 18:53, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
Have you yourself not just said that the translation you have used, that forms the lede, and is cited above, is "misleading"?... (In terms of (wiki)-pedagodical value here, should we not be trying to encourage good or at least neutral sourcing for such as laws; what is the best source for English translation of Polish law? It's a new field for me and you seem to be better placed language-wise, where should we be sourcing translations of Polish law?) Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 18:59, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
Ok, I switched to the translation provided by European Court of Human Rights, which is probably more authoritative. (t · c) buidhe 19:26, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
Great - though you're probably right to question that... in fact this avoids "outrage" so is probably at least as good as the others, and as that is the court the article says is hearing some of these cases, hopefully they've pored over the semantics of the legislation in question. Are you able to address the points about the image caption and maybe some balance in non-criticism/relation to other beliefs? Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 19:37, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
  1. For the purpose of the law, it does not matter why believers find it offensive, just that they do; further context is provided at the article linked in the caption. The caption already meets WP:CAPTION and adding more info is likely to impede the second criteria, being succinct.
  2. WP:NPOV requires the balance of reliable sources, not the balance of opinions. The article already states that the law has not been found to contravene the Polish constitution or the European Convention of Human Rights. However, most reliable sources, either inside or outside of Poland, are critical of the law. The article should reflect that. The highest quality source I was able to find, the Cambridge one, states at the end: "Consequently, the necessary prerequisites of predictability and proportionality needed for any restriction of a fundamental human right [i.e. freedom of speech] to be legitimate are not met by the Polish criminal blasphemy clause." (t · c) buidhe 20:51, 6 September 2020 (UTC)

Policy compliance:

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg someone is trying to have this article merged/deleted; like the nominator, I strongly oppose this, but presumably we need to wait for this to conclude before promoting; I have amended the article semi-considerably to try to address previously significant NPOV concerns; assuming there is no reverting of my edit, this is/should be otherwise good to go, Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 23:38, 6 September 2020 (UTC)

Symbol delete vote.svg - revert of reliably sourced additional material to reinforce the POV-pushing, Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 00:10, 7 September 2020 (UTC)
Symbol possible vote.svg: Changing no to a maybe as the nominator has attempted to address (some of) the points raised, Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 09:37, 7 September 2020 (UTC)
What is POV-pushing? Please be specific. (t · c) buidhe 00:34, 7 September 2020 (UTC)
Sorry I have no more time to spend on this since this is simply time wasted; of course someone else can override, but WP:DUCK or what; look at the exchange above for how difficult it is - "you are mistaken", erroneous citation of policy, so reluctant to move from sourcing/translation of legislation you yourself stated was misleading but helped shape the law one way (followed by a constitutionality section, a largely fail section, and a criticisms section); also, and on a somewhat different if semi-related note (and thanks for the WP:INVOLVED flag) do you really think there was nothing that could be rescued from the edit you reverted? Was the see also - hate speech, which references article 196 - so objectionable that another user's contribution had to be rejected? Does the image caption now better explain for those not already in the know what is going on? Why removal of contextual information on Catholicism in Poland that helps users not already in the know understand the background; there are articles on Ordo Iuris in Polish, French etc, wikis, may be an RS, but if you are so sure it is not - the article in question seemed pretty serious and sensible and at least as reliable as some of the other sources cited, if you wished to show a modicum of respect for another user's efforts, since this source was used to provide historical context in terms of prior similar legislation for Article 196 - presumably of relevance to this article - with your familiarity with the sources, you could have found alternative sources, or piped the legislation for much of it - or did you not like the conclusion from this mini-survey that "the provision has moved from penalizing blasphemy to protection of the right to respect for one's religion and beliefs", etc; as I say, someone else can overrule, but I'm not the first on this page to express their concerns, and they extend beyond hook content, to article content, and editing style; sorry to be so stentorian; (see also the article/dyk nom for profaning a monument), Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 01:10, 7 September 2020 (UTC)
  1. For "most revered Catholic icon", even if it's true, you would need to cite a more authoritative source than The Independent. Also, your expansions brought the caption to 8 lines, violating the requirement to be succinct.
This was a quote. Abbreviated to the point of incomprehension unless you already know, policy sounds good though, and it helps the slant, Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 02:00, 7 September 2020 (UTC)
  1. It's not clear to me what the population of Catholics in Poland has to do with the law; the source doesn't mention any connection. According to WP:OR, "To demonstrate that you are not adding OR, you must be able to cite reliable, published sources that are directly related to the topic of the article, and directly support the material being presented."
Catholics, and Conservative Catholics to boot, sound like some kind of fringe group. Apparently lots of Catholics in Poland, which the link, the source, and the text helped communicate, Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 02:00, 7 September 2020 (UTC)
  1. Ordo Iuris is mostly known for right-wing culture warrioring[5][6] It is influential among certain circles in Poland but I cannot see any indication it is a reliable source. If you think it's reliable, WP:RSN would be the right place for the discussion.
I have done as suggested here, Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 09:37, 7 September 2020 (UTC)
As I said this is not being used for their editorial but as a convenient summary of the preceding related legal provisions. If you wished, you could have found alternatives, if their quotes of the historic/legacy legislation are no good. It's the same point I was making before but I don't know where to turn. I provided pdf links for better translations. You could show similar willing. Presumably the content is relevant at least, Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 02:00, 7 September 2020 (UTC)
  1. Hate speech article is already linked in the article so it should not be linked in see also (MOS:SEEALSO). (t · c) buidhe 01:37, 7 September 2020 (UTC)
Is it? That hate speech in Poland article? Where? Ah, did a search in the edit screen; lurking behind "Article 256". Could probably risk a see also with hate speech in Poland in its own right? Quack Quack Quack even more, Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 02:00, 7 September 2020 (UTC)
I added what the Cambridge source says about the Catholic aspect and about the history of the law. WP:DYKRULES requires that the article only cite reliable sources. Nor is the article expected to cover all aspects comprehensively; this is not GA review. As for Catholics, and Conservative Catholics to boot, sound like some kind of fringe group, I really have no idea where you got that idea. (t · c) buidhe 03:50, 7 September 2020 (UTC)
You have now, at least in part, addressed this point by adding contextual information to Catholicism being widespread in Poland, if not by also reinstating the link to the related article; I am not saying this needs to be GA quality; at the same time, that it does not need to be does not necessarily mean it should be (kept) as non-GA as possible; where are we with the renaming of the article to "(Poland)" or similar? Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 09:37, 7 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg If you make significant changes, you cannot review the article, because you've become WP:INVOLVED. Also, these changes were made without regard to WP:RS and in my opinion did not improve NPOV. (t · c) buidhe 00:06, 7 September 2020 (UTC)
    I do wonder if the article title needs disambiguation; many countries have similar laws, after all. When I clicked the link, I fully expected an article about the concept generally, not a legality specific to one country. Vanamonde (Talk) 20:21, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
    Vanamonde93, thanks for your comment. Now moved to Offending religious feelings (Poland). (t · c) buidhe 20:23, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
    Much appreciated. Vanamonde (Talk) 20:27, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I've updated this template page to reflect the article move; the nomination page itself should not be moved. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:09, 22 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Any updates to this? There hasn't been any progress in this page in several weeks now. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:32, 15 October 2020 (UTC)


Policy compliance:

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Red XN - ?
  • Interesting: Red XN - ?
  • Other problems: Red XN - ?
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol delete vote.svg Oh dear. This is one of those nom templates where a lot of people come in and spend so much time arguing the toss that the nom doesn't get anywhere, and the resultant confusion holds up progress. As I understand it, there are three basic issues: (1) ALT0 (the only ALT as I write this) is misleading. According to the source, offending religious feelings in Poland is not punishable by jail. It is potentially punishable in three ways - a fine; restriction of liberty (whatever that may involve?); a prison sentence. (2) One or more editors have shown (at some length) a strong doubt about the neutrality of the article; (3) Some editors have voiced strong doubt about either quality of sources or interpretation of sources. It is my own view that ALT0 is misleading, but that problem could be solved with an alternative ALT. The real problem here is the strong controversy about neutrality and sources. I do believe that the article is lacking in a clear section dedicated to recorded rebuttals of complaints about the law. That would probably balance up (at least superficially) the most obvious neutrality issues. I don't believe, however, that we are ever going to resolve the argument about interpretation of the sources, and I think that that is going to kill this nom. If the above editors have responded so strongly in this way, then so may readers of the main page. That puts the article at risk of damage, and all that sort of thing does not benefit Wikipedia or the stability of useful information carried within this article. So I am with a heavy heart requesting the closure of this nomination. Buidhe, if you don't agree with this, fair enough. But please consider the stability of the article. If we close this nom, and if you can then be left in peace to take your time over gradually strengthening the sources and their clear interpretation, you may end up with something really strong and good. Storye book (talk) 15:57, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

  • @Storye book:
    1. The article is stable. It has not been edited since 23 September 2020‎ — almost a month.[7]
    2. It is worth noting that one of the editors objecting to the article, Zezen, was indeffed as a WP:NOTHERE editor. Also, the source that Maculosae tegmine lyncis was pushing to be included was discussed at the reliable sources noticeboard where three uninvolved users argued that the source was unreliable. One of them described Ordo Iuris as "an extremist organization not reliable for the time of day".
    3. The article does not have a criticism section. It does have a section on "Repeal attempts" which have not been successful to date. The sources don't provide the reasons why the repeal efforts didn't succeed (presumably there were not enough votes in favor). Nor was I able to find any one who responded to the opinions of Mieszkowski and Biedron in favor of the law. The section lists international human rights organizations which have opposed the law, but, I could not find any in favor.
    4. The hook is accurate. It states that the crime of offending religious feelings is punishable with a 2 year prison sentence. This is provided for in the law. I don't see an issue since "jail" is a synonym for prison but if necessary this could be changed to "punishable by two years imprisonment". (t · c) buidhe 17:20, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
  • OK Buidhe, I'll have another look at it, in the light of the information that you have given. This may take some time. Storye book (talk) 17:38, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Update. I have checked the dictionary meaning of "punishable" and it means that anyone who commits the particular crime IS punished in a particular way. I cannot find an instance of a dictionary saying that "punishable" by jail means the miscreant could be punished in various ways including that way. To put it another way, ALT0 means that anyone who offends religious feelings in Poland will be punished by imprisonment. The source does not support that fact; the source says that the miscreant may be punished by various methods including possible imprisonment. Could we perhaps have an adjusted ALT with something like "may be punishable by two years in jail"? The word, "jail" is not a problem. (I still have to check through all the rest of the sources in the article, regarding the other matter). Storye book (talk) 09:54, 17 October 2020 (UTC)
  • I don't think that is correct. Several RS dictionaries define the term as "liable to punishment" or equivalent, not that it is necessarily used.[8][9][10][11] For an example, this source states that the entire UK had a permanent moratorium on capital punishment after 1973, but "However, several crimes, including treason, remained punishable by death in Great Britain until 1998."[12] (emph added) So it is punishable if the law provides for it, even if not used in practice. (t · c) buidhe 13:54, 17 October 2020 (UTC)
  • As I understand it, when the English word "liable" is used in a legal sense, that means "legally responsible", where as in non-legal, casual terms, "liable" means "likely", as in "this person is liable to be late for work" which means they are likely to be late for work, but that will not always be the case. I think that the problem here, is that a fair proportion of readers will understand the hook my way, and another fair proportion may understand it your way. That makes the hook ambiguous. Bearing in mind the seriousness of the statement about the laws of Poland, I think that we need to make sure that all readers will understand exactly what the law is on that matter. We don't need to make the hook longer - just clearer for all readers. Storye book (talk) 16:10, 17 October 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on August 21[edit]

Yeshivas in World War II

  • ... that the Soviet government sent some students of yeshivas in World War II to do forced labor in Russia's Komi Republic? (Eliach, Rabbi Dov Tales of Devotion (pp. 50-51) "The replacement soldiers who arrived ordered us onto freight boats that took us to the Komi Sasar Republic ... We were taken to Zeschart, a small village ... We were sent to forced labor the very next day ..."
  • ALT1: ... that some of the students of yeshivas in World War II were exiled to labor camps in the remote Komi Republic? (Eliach, Rabbi Dov Tales of Devotion (p. 366) "These sailed up the river, bringing us to our destination on the banks of Vychegda River - the autonomous republic of Komi, which was part of the Soviet Union ... In the end we weren't taken to Siberia, but to a forsaken region to its northwest called Komi-Koli, which is inhabited by a small, impoverished population.")
  • Reviewed: First nomination

Created by Charlie Smith FDTB (talk). Self-nominated at 22:40, 23 August 2020 (UTC).

Policy compliance:

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Red XN - I am not convinced that "Tales of Devotion" is a WP:RS. (It is reliable for that Eliach said so, but without corroboration may not be reliable for a factual claim).
  • Interesting: Green tickY
QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg This is a good start, but needs some work. (Also, the title does not match the topic—it does not discuss the situation of yeshivas outside Europe during World War II.) (t · c) buidhe 18:20, 26 August 2020 (UTC)

Hello and thank you for reviewing my DYK nomination. At Template:Did you know nominations/Yeshivas in World War II, you said that the book, Tales of Devotion, may not be a reliable source. What prompted you to come to that conclusion? Charlie Smith FDTB (talk) 00:11, 28 August 2020 (UTC)

Charlie Smith FDTB, there is no presumption that sources are reliable. I take the perspective that memoirs are not generally reliable, as an individual person may be mistaken or misremember, as well as the possibility of occasional hoaxes. If cited at all, it should be attributed as the claims of so-and-so (unless you can find a reliable secondary source which corroborates the information).
The article also has other issues: some WP:editorializing ("warmly welcomed", "famous", "infamous"), non-cited information, and other sources which are questionable (dead link to "project witness" which, despite its claims, does not appear to be referenced in actual Holocaust research[13]). (t · c) buidhe 01:17, 28 August 2020 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your feedback on the WP:editorializing problems. I intend to fix them as soon as possible, if they're not fixed yet. It may take some time though, as I'm in school and have less time for editing. Charlie Smith FDTB (talk) 18:26, 28 August 2020 (UTC)
Tales of Devotion is not a single memoir. Rather it's composed of conversations that Rabbi Dov Eliach had students in pre-World War II yeshivas. Among the interviewees were two students who were sent to do hard labor in the Komi Republic. As for the Project Witness source, it was a webinar about yeshivas in World War II, likely recorded, although the link may no longer exist.Charlie Smith FDTB (talk) 18:44, 28 August 2020 (UTC)
Buidhe, I removed the words "infamous" and "warmly welcomed", although I think the saying that the yeshivas were "famous" is a factual statement. Regarding the non-cited information, were you referring to anything specific? I will try to replace the Projcet Witness reference with more reliable sources. Thank you. Charlie Smith FDTB (talk) 20:54, 4 September 2020 (UTC)

The article still uses unreliable sources such as JewishGen, which are self-published and/or user-generated. Whereas, there are reliable sources that cover the subject:[14][15] (t · c) buidhe 22:13, 4 September 2020 (UTC)

Charlie Smith FDTB Hi any progress on this? VincentLUFan (talk) (Kenton!) 10:37, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
I replaced JewishGen references. Charlie Smith FDTB (talk) 21:17, 29 September 2020 (UTC)


Policy compliance:

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg I began this review mainly to see where we are at with this DYK nomination. As far as I can see, all issues raised about sources and wording appear to have been resolved, apart from the sticking point of the validity of the Tales of Devotion as a reliable source. I believe that this can be resolved as suggested above: "it should be attributed as the claims of so-and-so". So please could you check through all the Tales of Devotion citations within the text, and make sure that each relevant bit of text includes something like "Rabbi Dov Eliach says that ..." Once this is done, I believe this nom will be good to go. Note: I have copyedited the article for language style, but have not changed content, and that copyedit does not affect the DYK. Storye book (talk) 20:34, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

@Charlie Smith FDTB: Please see the above review? Thanks. Storye book (talk) 10:05, 17 October 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on September 1[edit]

Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson
Marian Anderson
  • ... that African-American contralto Marian Anderson (pictured) was denied permission by the Daughters of the American Revolution to sing at Constitution Hall in 1939, causing thousands of its members to resign? In 1939, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) denied permission to Anderson for a concert on April 9 at Constitution Hall under a "white performers-only" policy in effect at the time. . . . As a result of the ensuing furor, thousands of DAR members, including First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, resigned from the organization.
    • ALT1:... that African-American contralto Marian Anderson (pictured) was a significant figure in the American civil rights movement, singing for benefit concerts at the NAACP and at the 1963 March on Washington? She was active in supporting the civil rights movement during the 1960s, giving benefit concerts for the Congress of Racial Equality, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. In 1963, she sang at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Improved to Good Article status by Ahsoka Dillard (talk). Self-nominated at 17:05, 3 September 2020 (UTC).

Symbol voting keep.svg Substantial GA on fine sources, offline sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. - The iconic image is licensed and almost must. I learned a lot reading! I knew that she was the first African-American at the Met, but didn't know it was her only role there. I like the original hook a bit better, but perhaps only because I'd have to look up NAACP ;) - I'd probably say that Sibelius dedicated a piece to her. Finland seems not regarded as Europe then? I'd say "recital tour" instead of "singing tour". Do know what she sang for her first in Carnegie Hall? ... or anything more detailed about repertoire? Just curious, having written some of Jessye Norman. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:07, 5 September 2020 (UTC)
  • The QPQ is not a full review, but as the nominator has less than 5 DYK credits, no QPQ is necessary. Yoninah (talk) 20:21, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg Hi, I came by to promote ALT0 to an image slot, but the hook is over 200 char. We see she's African-American. Can we delete that?
  • There is also close paraphrasing from the sources:
  • Source: In the late 1930's, she gave about 70 recitals a year in the United States. But her fame did not entirely eradicate the prejudice she confronted as a young black singer touring the United States.
  • Article: In the late 1930s, Anderson gave about 70 recitals a year in the United States. Although by then quite famous, her stature did not completely end the prejudice she confronted as a young black singer touring the United States.
  • Source: In 1980, the United States Treasury Department coined a half-ounce gold commemorative medal with her likeness, and in 1984 she was the first recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award of the City of New York.
  • Article: In 1980, the United States Treasury Department coined a half-ounce gold commemorative medal with her likeness, and in 1984 she was the first recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award of the City of New York.
  • And why is there so much copying from the Western Connecticut State University site? Yoninah (talk) 20:41, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Yoninah, Could you verify when the Western Connecticut State University site page was written and published? Is it possible that WCSU copied from Wikipedia? When you look at the citations for those sections, they do not cite the WCSU copy as the source. Please let me know. Ahsoka Dillard (talk) 20:59, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I do not know how to check that. The website is copyright 2018. Yoninah (talk) 21:11, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I think that the entire university website was certainly present in 2018. From the wayback machine, the Marian Anderson History Page was captured on June 22. I've been trying to search the page for when the fundraising campaign began, but to no avail. I began revising the article in July to be considered for GA status. As a trained historian, I would not have used this page as a source because I understand the 5 Tenets of Wikipedia and went through a 10-week Scholars and Scientist course through WikiEdu this past spring. Please feel free to review my article history and to confirm that the sources within Wikipedia are correct. I suspect that WCSU copied from Wikipedia. Ahsoka Dillard (talk) 21:30, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Yoninah and Ahsoka Dillard, I did note on the GAC review that two websites had copied the Wikipedia article verbatim, and that only one bothered to acknowledge it. I should have left urls in the review, but I didn't - my error. WCSU specifically credited their entire biographical text to Wikipedia. I thought it was odd that, given their naming their school for the performing arts after her, that they would not dig into their own records and write an original bio of her contributions. That declaration seems to have been removed, as I see nothing on the WCSU page that credits Wikipedia. Without urls, I can't recall the other website I noticed. — Maile (talk) 13:28, 22 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Yoninah, Ahsoka Dillard, Gerda Arendt: Thanks to Alanna the Brave, I can at least account for some verbatim copying from Wikipedia to other sites, other than WCSU: diff. She was unable to help with the WCSU issue, but in my leaky memory, I'm pretty sure I saw that Wikipedia attribution somewhere on their site. But not now. So, how do we resolve this issue? — Maile (talk) 17:39, 3 October 2020 (UTC)
  • @Maile66: I think you rewrite the phrases that are coming up as close paraphrasing so there will be no doubts. Yoninah (talk) 17:43, 3 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Yoninah and Maile66, yes! I will get those phrases rewritten. Will take a closer look to see if there are more. Ping you back, later.Ahsoka Dillard (talk) 17:10, 6 October 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on September 4[edit]

Suffix automaton

Suffix automaton of abbcbc and suffix tree of cbcbba
Suffix automaton of abbcbc and suffix tree of cbcbba
  • ... that Weiner's 1973 suffix tree construction algorithm while building suffix tree of the string constructs suffix automaton of the reversed string as an auxiliary structure? (pictured)
    • ALT1: ... that Weiner's 1973 suffix tree construction algorithm constructs suffix automaton of the reversed string as an auxiliary structure? (pictured)
    • ALT2: ... that suffix automaton (pictured) appeared as an auxiliary structure in 1973 suffix tree scholarly article, 14 years before it was discovered and introduced to scientific community as an independent concept?

5x expanded by Adamant.pwn (talk). Self-nominated at 04:39, 4 September 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Hi, before I do a review, could you simplify the hook please? You have the word suffix three times, and I don't really understand it because there doesn't seem to be a verb. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 13:01, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Hi, Yoninah! I changed it a bit, hope it's clearer now. The most interesting part here is that Weiner's algorithm is of 1973, but suffix automaton was formally introduced as an independent concept only in 1987. But I'm not sure how to include this part without stepping in too much of verbosity. The word suffix is a part of "suffix tree" and "suffix automaton" titles, it stands for suffix as for the last part of arbitrary string in computer science. adamant.pwncontrib/talk 13:14, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Thank you, but please do not overwrite hooks. It makes it impossible for other editors and administrators to follow the discussion. I have restored the thread. Yoninah (talk) 13:22, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
  • @Adamant.pwn: The alt hook is still too technical and the lead of your article is very difficult to read for someone who is not familiar with this subject. Could you find a hook angle that, while mentioning a technical term, would still appeal to a broad readership and make readers want to click on the article? Yoninah (talk) 13:24, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Yoninah, I hope new version is more appealing to a broad audience, what do you think? If it's still too technical, I would be grateful if you point on some specific areas for improvement. adamant.pwncontrib/talk 16:30, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
  • @Adamant.pwn: thank you. In the hook and the article, you are neglecting to use the definite article ("the") and the indefinite article ("a") before nouns, which makes it hard to read. Please have someone edit your article with an eye to English grammar. I'm wondering if you can work the words computer science into your hook? Like:
  • ALT2a: ... that a suffix automaton, a string of symbols used in computer science, appeared as an auxiliary structure in a 1973 scholarly article 14 years before it was discovered to be an independent concept? Yoninah (talk) 16:52, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
  • @Yoninah: Sorry for (in)definite article thing, my native language does not have them, so I often forget about them... I left a request on WP:GOCER, but it might take time to be processed. I'll try to ask some friends who are more familiar with this stuff as well. Meanwhile, I've updated the hook with your recommendations.
  • ALT3: ... that a suffix automaton (pictured), a data structure used in computer science, appeared as an auxiliary structure in a 1973 scholarly article 14 years before it was discovered as an independent concept? Source: "A clean version of Weiner's linear-time compact-subword-tree construction simultaneously constructs the smallest deterministic finite automaton recognizing the reverse subwords." (Efficient and Elegant Subword-Tree Construction )
  • adamant.pwncontrib/talk 17:49, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Article has been listed at WP:GOCE, thank you. Yoninah (talk) 13:31, 14 September 2020 (UTC)


Image eligibility:

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg This review is in respect of ALT3 which was contributed by the creator. ALT3 is a bit long, but I accept that it cannot be shortened without sacrificing clarity for the general reader. The article had been expanded enough and recently enough on 4 September when the nom was listed. I have had to take all sources AGF whether inline or not because I am not qualified to do otherwise, however I have no reason to mistrust this editor. GOCE completed the copyediting on 7 October (confirmed on Adamant's talkpage). No QPQ is required. The only remaining issues are the DYK image and missing definite/indefinite articles in the text. (1) The DYK image does not appear in the text; please add it to the article OR add the article image here. (2) Examples of missing articles include "prefix trees are special kind of deterministic finite automata" and "Suffix trie" of the word {\displaystyle S}S is a prefix tree recognizing set of its suffixes". I accept that we need a computer scientist to check for missing articles, because (for all I know) in some cases the technical terms may require the absence of articles. So could somebody please call for a computer scientist to copyedit for missing articles only? When those issues are resolved, this nomination should be good to go. Note: I have struck out all previous ALTs to prevent confusion. Storye book (talk) 14:33, 16 October 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on September 7[edit]

1979 Salvadoran coup d'état

  • Comment: This is my 1st DYK nomination.

Improved to Good Article status by Pizzaking13 (talk). Self-nominated at 03:30, 7 September 2020 (UTC).

Policy compliance:

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Red XN - The hooks would be much more hooky if rewritten in the active voice, ie. "... that the 1979 Salvadoran coup d'état set off the Salvadoran Civil War?" However, since it's not unusual for coups to lead to civil war, a much more interesting hook could be devised.
QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol question.svg (t · c) buidhe 20:55, 7 September 2020 (UTC)

Changed the source that was brought into question with an archived government source. Suggested 4 more hooks. Pizzaking13 (talk) 23:31, 10 September 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. The article still cites a Wordpress blog[16] I think ALT 6 is best if the sourcing issues can be sorted (t · c) buidhe 08:25, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
The issue has been sorted. Pizzaking13 (talk) 3:58, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Buidhe's issues have been fixed. Approving ALT6. SL93 (talk) 22:27, 2 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but I'm having trouble finding the hook fact in the article. Could you point it out to me? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 22:12, 3 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Yoninah I based it off the reading of "The group was named after Augustín Farabundo Martí Rodríguez, the leader of the Communist Party during an uprising in 1932 which resulted in the massacre of 10,000 to 40,000 peasants under the rule of Maximiliano Hernández Martínez, who himself had a far-right death squad was named after him". Mid-1932, from the available online source, is when there was total military rule because of the massacre of 10,000 to 40,000 peasants (mentioned in the article). I was about ready to make it clearer aftter your comment, but the article La Matanza states that it was "December 1931". The hook is correct because it says nearly 50 years, but I guess there needs to be clarification on 1931 or 1932. SL93 (talk) 22:39, 3 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Yoninah Should there be a time limit placed on fixing the issue? The nominator last edited on October 14. SL93 (talk) 18:34, 17 October 2020 (UTC)
  • @SL93: yes, this nomination has been hanging around more than a month, but it's a first-time nominator and so far none of the 8 (!) hook suggestions are tenable. I guess I'd give it until the end of the this week to get a better hook. Do you want to suggest something else? Yoninah (talk) 18:48, 17 October 2020 (UTC)
  • @Yoninah: I'm having trouble thinking of a new hook. I think the end of the week is good. SL93 (talk) 18:49, 17 October 2020 (UTC)
  • @SL93: OK, I'm leaving one last notice on the nominator's talk page. Yoninah (talk) 18:51, 17 October 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on September 9[edit]

Baburao Shedmake

Created by Shivashree (talk). Self-nominated at 14:19, 10 September 2020 (UTC).


  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article is new, long enough and neutral. It is sourced with inline citations. "Earwig's Copyvio Detector" reports no significant text similarities. The hook is well-formatted, neutral and interesting. Its length is within limit. Its fact is cited inline. QPQ was done. Good to go. CeeGee 12:15, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Based on one of the sources, Gatoclass has raised an objection on word "won" rightly stating that some of the battles were indecisive. I am removing the word "won" from hook, rest remains the same. I hope that is good enough.

GD (talk) 11:27, 21 September 2020 (UTC)

  • ..also removed honorific from hook. GD (talk) 18:08, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
    • Symbol possible vote.svg I would be glad to review the alt to get this nomination moving, but the lead still says that "he fought and won multiple battles against the British". SL93 (talk) 22:38, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
      • Check now please. GD (talk) 11:15, 25 September 2020 (UTC)
        • Symbol confirmed.svg I checked it again and it still said that, so I removed "and won" from the lead. This is ready. SL93 (talk) 16:24, 25 September 2020 (UTC)
          • Symbol question.svg I noticed some things after a double check. The article does say "The Gonds won this battle" and "Shedmake's troops won both of these battles". I also see that the unreliable source is still being used. It was also raised on the RSN noticeboard that this reference appears to be unreliable. SL93 (talk) 17:54, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on September 13[edit]

Raissa Calza

  • ... that actress and dancer Raissa Gourevitch moved to Italy after divorcing Giorgio de Chirico and became an archaeological authority on Roman statuary? Source: "In the year 1950, Raissa, universally known as the "Signora Calza" (so, in italian, she is also cited in most scientific papers in foreign languages), had an authoratiative reputation in the study or Roman art" Da Ostia a Roma e Oltre: Raissa Calza e la Fotografia source for De Chirico marriage
    • ALT1:... that Raissa Gourevitch married painter Giorgio de Chirico after he saw her playing Pierrot in his brother's play The Death of Niobe? Source: "Raissa, wearing a Pierrot costume was portrayed by the Bragaglia brothers, most probably during this performance. Raissa and De Chirico got married in Paris after some time." source
      • ALT2:... that actress and dancer Raissa Gourevitch performed surrealist plays before moving to Italy, where she helped excavate Roman Ostia Antica and became an archaeological authority on Roman statuary? Source: "In the year 1950, Raissa, universally known as the "Signora Calza" (so, in italian, she is also cited in most scientific papers in foreign languages), had an authoratiative reputation in the study or Roman art" Da Ostia a Roma e Oltre: Raissa Calza e la Fotografia surrealist performance source

Created by Wingedserif (talk). Self-nominated at 20:15, 14 September 2020 (UTC).


QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol question.svg Please link and bold the subject of the hook, and use the article title. "Ukrainian" in the infobox needs to be disambiguated. I am AGF that the two sources provided here are reliable. I find ALT0 more interesting. Corachow (talk) 18:23, 15 September 2020 (UTC)

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Just realised the subject was known as Raissa Gourevitch during the events in the hook so that's fine; Infobox had been disambiguated. Corachow (talk) 16:25, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this woman's biography, but focusing on her marriages and divorces in the hooks is not something that the WP:Women in Red project encourages, nor should we. Could you provide a hook that focuses on her achievements? It's particularly interesting that she moved from dance to archaeology. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 20:50, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I have also added a few "citation needed" tags to facts in the article. Yoninah (talk) 20:52, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  • OK, I have altered the hooks accordingly. Wingedserif (talk) 22:59, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  • @Wingedserif: please do not overwrite the original hooks; it makes it impossible for reviewers and promoters to follow the discussion. Yoninah (talk) 23:06, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  • @Wingedserif: thank you. The new alt is quite wordy and full of information, which doesn't give the reader much reason to click on the bolded link to learn more. Could it be condensed to the salient points, like:
  • ALT3: ... that actress and dancer Raissa Gourevitch performed in surrealist plays before becoming an archaeological authority on Roman statuary?
  • Also, please note the "citation needed" tags in the article. Yoninah (talk) 14:53, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  • @Yoninah:, I have removed the tags from the article, added the missing citations (from Italian WP) and added a link to Italian WP in the External links section. Time for an update to the review @Corachow:? Storye book (talk) 15:44, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on September 20[edit]

Lion Attacking a Dromedary

"Lion Attacking a Dromedary"
"Lion Attacking a Dromedary"

Created by Guerillero (talk). Self-nominated at 02:16, 20 September 2020 (UTC).

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Green tickY

Image eligibility:

  • Freely licensed: Green tickY
  • Used in article: Green tickY
  • Clear at 100px: Red XN - I would prefer excluding the pic since it is not very discernable at 100px (it is a bit difficult to distinguish the subject from the background at that size)
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg New enough and long enough, text OK and seems well-sourced and free of plagiarism (Earwig is at 20% but that's mostly because of proper nouns etc). All hooks are OK and they are cited and interesting (I would prefer ALT1 or ALT3). I took the liberty of correcting a typing error in ALT0 by changing "1989" to "1898". Regarding ALT1, I would suggest changing "male" to "man" since the former could refer to one of the animals rather than the human. QPQ done. I don't like the pic at 100px as stated above, but everything else seems good to go. Xwejnusgozo (talk) 16:20, 20 September 2020 (UTC)

  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this. The source for ALT3 doesn't mention anything about the Black Lives Matter movement, but to demonstrations (which were held by numerous groups). Please fix that fact/source in the article. If this is running without the image, I find it far more hooky that human remains were found inside the plastic diorama. Yoninah (talk) 12:24, 11 October 2020 (UTC)
  • But there are many groups involved in these protests. And the source doesn't mention Black Lives Matter. Yoninah (talk) 01:42, 12 October 2020 (UTC)
  • @Guerillero: well, if you could provide another source that explicitly links the decision to either Black Lives Matter or the George Floyd protests, then yes. The way it is, the source you're using only credits the decision to protests against police brutality in the United States. Yoninah (talk) 13:42, 12 October 2020 (UTC)

Three Warfares

Created/expanded by ArvindPalaskar (talk), DiplomatTesterMan (talk), Georgethedragonslayer (talk). Nominated by ArvindPalaskar (talk) at 16:40, 20 September 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg I formatted this nomination template and also moved the page to Three warfares, as it is not some official policy that needs capitalization. I notice in the article that you are occasionally capitalizing other kinds of "warfare" and suggest that you lowercase it. Additionally, the hook repeats the word "warfare" four times. Surely DiplomatTesterMan can help you write a better hook. Yoninah (talk) 23:34, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Let me try... DTM (talk) 11:59, 21 September 2020 (UTC)

Review

Policy compliance:

QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg We could use more Chinese input to this. For example, what is the literal meaning of the phrase (three kinds (of) war law?). Google suggests "three tactics" as a translation which seems to be better English. What is the current Chinese view and how does it fit into their overall geopolitical strategy? Andrew🐉(talk) 17:38, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

Noted. DTM (talk) 05:48, 25 September 2020 (UTC)
Andrew The article is a warfare doctrine and strategy. There will be strong opposing views. You can't defend warfare strategies all the time.
Google suggests "three tactics". I don't think we are going by google's view since academics and nearly all articles I have come across use "warfare". I stumbled across this myself too and clarified the usage of warfare. Better English just doesn't work here. DTM (talk) 05:55, 25 September 2020 (UTC)
That said, I will work on the points raised. DTM (talk) 05:57, 25 September 2020 (UTC)
Lastly, you wrote Characterising China's use of the law and media as "warfare" seems tendentious.. Did you even read the article, even a bit? DTM (talk) 05:59, 25 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Yes, I read the article and I have just taken another look. Let's start with the lead:
  1. The lead gives the phrase in Simplified Chinese characters and pinyin but does not provide a literal translation. As this is the English language Wikipedia, our readership cannot be expect to read Chinese.
  2. The lead also styles this as the 3Ws but I'm not sure that this is a standard abbreviation
  3. The lead does not say what the three different components are
  4. The lead references the amended Regulations on the Political Work of the People’s Liberation Army (2003) but doesn't provide much context. The PLA has lots of rules and regulations which are regularly revised.([17]) Why are we cherry-picking this particular detail from them and emphasising it? Is it still current?
  5. The lead then gives the opinions of a couple of think-tanks. Are these impartial or do they represent the strategic interests of their respective nations -- Australia and USA?
  6. When the lead concludes by saying that "is a strategic option that is underway all the time", this suggests a state of cold war in which China's statements are not to be taken at face value and in good faith, but as aggressive and devious. This seems to be an expression of Anti-Chinese sentiment.
  7. If we read about psychological warfare, we find that most great powers do this sort of thing, going back centuries. Is the Chinese doctrine anything special or is it just standard military thinking? Is this not just the latest form of words expressing the idea that it's smart to dominate without fighting -- an idea that goes back to Sun Tsu?
Now this is just my take on the topic but, as a reviewer, I am supposed to challenge nominations with respect to core policy such as WP:NPOV. As the Chinese tend to react hotly to suggestions that they are bad people, we should be careful before we go splashing this onto the front page. As Wikipedia is banned in China, I don't suppose that we're going to get much help from inside the country but perhaps some editor such as User:Deryck Chan can help?
Andrew🐉(talk) 11:09, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

Okay thanks Andrew and I've delved into this and checked the sources. Here's what I understand about this topic:

  1. Basically, this "three warfares" strategy first came into public discourse via international observers' testimonies. Almost all the Chinese-language articles I can find are responses to international publications about this strategy. (e.g. [18][19][20][21] - note, some of these are banned from being used in Wikipedia article citations)
  2. These Chinese-language reports parroted the international media reports rather matter-of-factly, without challenging the content. Notably even Chinese state media Huanqiu parroted without much original commentary. This, and the strength of international sources, give credence to the verity of the "three warfares" strategy's details.
  3. "Three warfares" is the English term used by the vast majority of sources cited by this article. There is no reason to change that.
  4. I don't see any sources using the "3W's" abbreviation. @DiplomatTesterMan: Please provide a source.
  5. I guess one could say "三种战法" is better translated "three strategies" than "three warfares", but I don't feel strongly about this.
  6. With all these in mind, I guess we could caveat both the DYK hook and the lead section of the article with "According to international observers, Three Warfares is...". But again I don't feel strongly about this.
  7. Concerning possible Chinese establishment backlash if this goes onto Main Page, I really wouldn't worry about it. It seems that this topic first emerged into public view through international media a decade ago. As Andrew said, Wikipedia is banned in China. And each hook only gets 8 hours on Main Page. I seriously doubt that Chinese censors will even care, but - disclaimer - I don't claim any responsibility if DiplomatTesterMan gets banned by China as a result of getting this article onto Main Page. Face-smile.svg

--Deryck C. 00:49, 28 September 2020 (UTC)

Andrew and Deryck, thank you both for the above points which I am seeing only now; I will make changes to the article accordingly.
Thank you for the light hearted humour of the disclaimer and the seriously improbable chance of all this leading to a ban. DTM (talk) 13:49, 28 September 2020 (UTC)
  • The article is about a policy/doctrine announced by the CCP's subsidiary organization. See [22][23] ArvindPalaskar (talk) 15:08, 28 September 2020 (UTC)

Addressing the points raised by Andrew

  1. Done. English translation provided.
  2. Done. 3W's removed.
  3. Done. 3 components added to the lead.
  4. to do
  5. Done. Moved to other section, location of source mentioned inline; or integrated
  6. This line has been shifted to a section titled "commentary"
  7. to do; but Sun Tsu is mentioned in the article

Addressing the points raised by Deryck

  1. No changes in article needed
  2. No changes in article needed
  3. No changes in article needed
  4. Done. 3W's no longer used in article.
  5. Done. "three strategies" added to lead.
  6. to do
  7. No changes in article needed

DTM (talk) 04:16, 3 October 2020 (UTC)

  • @DiplomatTesterMan: Thanks for responding to my comments! I'm not sure what sources 3 and 4 are for? It seems that you're trying to justify the "three tactics" translation but the sources are in Chinese. Also it's been a week since this comment, are you still working on the DYK nomination? Deryck C. 00:41, 9 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Andrew, Deryck, thanks for pointing out 3 & 4. I won't be able to fix all the errors in this article within the stipulated DYK nom timeframe, though I will continue to make improvements slowly over a period of time irrespective of this DYK nom. I myself had shyed away from nominating this as a DYK nom so soon because I knew it would take some time to shape this article. I don't mind if this DYK nom is closed. If the others listed, and the nominator, ArvindPalaskar, want to carry on with it, please do so. Cheers. DTM (talk) 09:17, 11 October 2020 (UTC)
  • @DiplomatTesterMan: Thanks for the updates. A DYK nomination can remain open for months and so there's plenty of time available, if needed. I'll take another look through the article and see if it's nearly ready now. Perfection is not required – that's a different department! Andrew🐉(talk) 12:46, 11 October 2020 (UTC)
    • @Andrew Davidson: From my point of view the article and the hook are both good enough for DYK. The fact that Chinese state media also give same details about the Three Warfares rather matter-of-factly has convinced me that the current presentation of the article complies with NPOV. In my opinion the remaining suggestions are optional for DYK, but you're the reviewer so it's your call. Deryck C. 16:32, 13 October 2020 (UTC)
  • I've made some more changes, some as per suggestions above.
  • The initial point made by Yoninah, Surely DiplomatTesterMan can help you write a better hook, still stands. Though if Andrew thinks the current hook is fine, and no one can come up with a better hook...Deryck... then I guess this is coming closer to being given that green tick. Thanks for being so considerate everyone with the timelines.DTM (talk) 15:12, 16 October 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on September 22[edit]

Fred Bang, Betsy Bang

  • ... that Fred and Betsy Bang were introduced by a 700-pound (320 kg) gorilla called Marmaduke?
  • Reviewed: Three Warfares; Timothy S. Matthews
  • Comment: The articles were created some time ago but have lately been expanded. Fred has certainly been expanded x5 and Betsy is getting there. They make a natural pair and the story of their first meeting can be read at The Conversation.

5x expanded by Andrew Davidson (talk). Self-nominated at 16:28, 24 September 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Fred Bang: Article length is 2,232 chars, but assessed as stub. Needs re-assesing at lest as start. It was expanded at least five-fold, was nominated on due time, and is neutral. It cites sources inline. "Earwig's Copyvio Detector" reports moderate text similarities for four sources. They can be easily reworded. the fact "introduced by a 700-pound gorilla called Marmaduke" is not contained in the article. Betsy Bang: Article's expansion began at 952 chars on 17 Speptember, one week before the DYK nomination. It was 2,886 chars long at the nomination date, which does not meet the five-fold condition. It is assesed as stub, which is not any more. "Earwig's Copyvio Detector" reports moderate text similarities for four sources. They can be easily reworded. The hook fact is cited offline, for which I AGF. It is interesting. Its length is within limit. The image is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. It is contained in both articles. QPQ was done. CeeGee 11:22, 26 September 2020 (UTC)
Both are now rated C. Johnbod (talk) 03:49, 1 October 2020 (UTC)

Policy compliance:

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Red XN - ?
  • Interesting: Green tickY
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg I am giving this nomination a second review because (a) time has passed, (b) the nomination template shows almost no progression beyond the first review, and (c) the article Betsy Bang (in my opinion) is unlikely to be expanded sufficiently any time soon. I have therefore taken the liberty of un-bolding the Betsy Bang link, so that this review deals only with Fred Bang. If you agree with my response, then the remaining issues are as follows: (1) ALT0 is fine, but I suggest that we have "Betsy and Fred Bang" so that Fred gets his full name linked. So please could we have an ALT1 identical to ALT0 but with the phrase "Betsy and Fred Bang"? (2) The four plagiarised sentences/phrases are still there - please rephrase them or put them in quotation marks? They are, "in applying marine biology to medical research", "as assistant professor of medicine in 1946. In 1953, he was named chairman of the department of parasitology at the School of", "in the United States Army Medical Corps, he directed research studies on malaria and other tropical diseases in Australia, New Guinea, the Philippines and Japan.", "to Sweden and West Germany to present scientific papers". (3) The hook and its citation are not in the Fred Bang article. Please put them in? Notes: I have accepted your Timothy S. Matthews review for QPQ, so your other review can now be set against another nomination if needed. Also, if you disagree with me un-bolding Betsy Bang, then please accept my apologies and please re-bold that link. However in that case you will need another review of Betsy Bang when the article has been expanded five times. Storye book (talk) 11:03, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

@Andrew Davidson: Please see the above new review. Thank you. Storye book (talk) 19:27, 17 October 2020 (UTC)

  • @Storye book: Thanks for the reminder. I was discouraged by what's happened here but may yet regain my enthusiasm. More anon. Andrew🐉(talk) 19:36, 17 October 2020 (UTC)
  • @Andrew Davidson: I don't think you need to be discouraged. CeeGee's initial review was helpful and constructive, showing you exactly how to improve the article to DYK standards. There has been no editorial interference on the article page since the DYK nomination date, which is good - you have been left in full control of the article. If there is anything that you don't agree with or understand, or if you need help with anything, please let us (or other editors) know. We are all here to improve WP. You have two interesting articles here, about two important scientists, and any contribution we make to the improvement of that type of article is worthwhile. Keep up the good work. Storye book (talk) 20:25, 17 October 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on September 23[edit]

Polish folk dances

Created/expanded by MandatoryStudentAccount (talk). Self-nominated at 00:54, 23 September 2020 (UTC).

  • Comments by Tbhotch

General eligibility:

  • New Enough: Green tickY
  • Long Enough: Red XN - The article had around 3,829 characters before the expansion. It currently has around 9,750 of the 19,145 characters required for a 5x expansion.

Policy compliance:

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Red XN - Yes and no. The hook is never mentioned or sourced directly, but through WP:Synthesis. An appropriate link(s) that verify it is required.
  • Interesting: Green tickY
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol delete vote.svg QPQ unrequired (first DYK nomination). @MandatoryStudentAccount: There are several issues listed above. (CC) Tbhotch 04:07, 16 October 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on September 24[edit]

Articles created/expanded on September 26[edit]

Bob Hindmarch

  • ... that Canadian professor Bob Hindmarch established exchanges between the University of British Columbia and Japan that advanced the philosophy of physical and psychological education in ice hockey? Oliver, Greg (2017). Father Bauer and the Great Experiment: The Genesis of Canadian Olympic Hockey. Toronto, Ontario: ECW Press. pp. 185–186. ISBN 978-1-77041-249-1. OCLC 954430059.

Created by Flibirigit (talk). Self-nominated at 00:04, 27 September 2020 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol voting keep.svg New article, no issues with prose size or copyvio detected. My only question about the article itself is whether it's standard to back-calculate the birth year without a specific source for the year? QPD done. I would support ALT1. Although after having another look at the article I think it would be more interesting put as:
ALT4: "that under coach Bob Hindmarch, the UBC Thunderbirds men's ice hockey team became one of the first Western sports teams to tour China?" Jr8825Talk 00:48, 1 October 2020 (UTC)

  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg I feel that calculating the birth year based on age as of a date is fine, and I have seen it used many times in other articles. The review is unclear whether an opinion was offered on ALT0, ALT2 or ALT3. I prefer these hooks since they focus more on the person rather than the team. A second opinion from a new reviewer is needed for ALT4, and possibly the other hooks. Cheers. Flibirigit (talk) 00:26, 4 October 2020 (UTC)
Sorry for being unclear with my original review @Flibirigit:, I should have said that my preference is for ALT1 (and by extension ALT4), but that I support the other variants as well. I understand your point about focusing on Bob specifically, and I think ALT0 and ALT2 are both very interesting. Jr8825Talk 01:26, 4 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Flibirigit, please strike the hooks you don't want to use; then we can ask for a new reviewer. I was going to promote ALT1, but if you don't like it, please strike it. Jr8825, per Rule H2, you cannot approve your own hook. Yoninah (talk) 23:14, 10 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Nowhere above did I state that I wanted to strike any hook. I stated my preference and ask for other opinions. Flibirigit (talk) 23:35, 10 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg I'm confused. But I'd like to ask evrik if he would mind doing a proper review of ALT0, ALT2, ALT3, and ALT4, and whether any of these are better in his opinion than ALT1. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 23:44, 10 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Second opinions are needed on all hooks above. Cheers. Flibirigit (talk) 00:19, 11 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Alt2 and some version of ALt0 are my favorites. --evrik (talk) 05:03, 11 October 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on September 27[edit]

Ledlenser

LedLenser's T7M Tactical Flashlight
LedLenser's T7M Tactical Flashlight
  • ... that Ledlenser developed the first commercially available LED flashlight? Source: "Fineartmultiple Art Magazine - Why Has a Pack of Wolves Descended on Berlin?". fineartmultiple.com. "The artist behind the project, Rainer Opolka, was a highly successful inventor who alongside his twin brother made a fortune from developing power saving technologies such as the first commercially available LED torch"
    • ALT1:... that Ledlenser are an official partner with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) in 2020? Source: Hardisty, Carin., Ledlenser helps Doctors without Borders, Sports Trader, March 31, 2020.

Created by Arthur Sparknottle (talk). Self-nominated at 19:18, 27 September 2020 (UTC).

  • A brand-new article from a brand-new editor, who, despite his “newness”, and his rather narrow focus, knew just how to submit this. Qwirkle (talk) 04:37, 28 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Concurred with Qwirkle. The article doesn't meet WP:NPOV, and hooks are of dubious verifiability in their own right. Hportfacts5 (talk) 16:11, 28 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Who did invent the first LED flashlight then, clever clogs? That's an interesting fact people should know. Why are you trying to hide it? You need to read WP:ABF too. What sources are unreliable? Why isn't the German verson tagged with NPOV if your claim is true? [27] It's almost exactly the same! Are there actually any English speaking editors out there that make good faith edits or explain anything clearly? I despair! This place is disgraceful. An enyclcopedia nasty! Arthur Sparknottle (talk) 19:18, 28 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I would like to undertake a second review. The article is new enough and long enough. Numerous paragraphs are uncited, which does not meet Rule D2. The references should be better formatted so we see sources and dates. Images are freely licensed.
  • It's unclear to me why a factual accuracy tag has been appended without any corresponding explanation on the talk page. I do not read German so as to check the corresponding German Wikipedia page (maybe Gerda Arendt can help here) but the article seems like a pretty straightforward company write-up. No QPQ needed for nominator with less than 5 DYK credits. Yoninah (talk) 00:33, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
  • The first commercially available LED flashlights were made in the 1970s, possibly before the principals of this company were born. In the beginning, of course, they were either very weak or very expensive, and you could have any color of light as long as it was red, but that changed steadily over time. For a bright white flashlight with low power draw, HDS beat these guys handily.
    As a glance at the article will show, it it sourced to commercial press realeases for the company founders new, unrelated project, bad public art. Qwirkle (talk) 01:40, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
    Sorry, I have no time. I know German but not the technologies. This is a translation of an article that comes in several languages. I'll remove the tags. Please say precisely what seems factually disputed for a fact or paragraph, not the whole thing. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:58, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
    Restoring the comment I removed by mistake. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:36, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
    I looked a bit closer now. Arthur, I find indeed that the article is rather closely modeled after the German, which is no problem, but also means it is not better sourced than the German, which is a problem. (Look at several other nomination and articles - on different topics - with the same problem.) For the English Wikipedia, we need independent reliable sources (WP:RS), and for DYK, we need them even more, and for all paragraphs. The company's website and press releases are NOT independent, and can only be used as external references. Arthur, are you willing to find independent references? - IF you are, please also find a hook that doesn't include "first", which is always hard to prove. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:51, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
  • ALT0 should be struck out because it is provably wrong. Binksternet (talk) 19:08, 10 October 2020 (UTC)

Scorpion (roller coaster)

Scorpion roller coaster in 2011
Scorpion roller coaster in 2011
  • Comment: Though under the 5 QPQ requirement, will review another nomination soon. To disclose, the article Python was recently featured on DYK, though I'm not sure if there is a rule to disallow its reappearance in another nomination.

Improved to Good Article status by Adog (talk). Self-nominated at 05:30, 26 September 2020 (UTC).


QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg @Adog: You don't have to do a QPQ. Do you want to include an image? Corachow (talk) 19:25, 26 September 2020 (UTC)

  • @Corachow: Added an image found in the infobox of the article, will do a DYK review in my off-time then as not required in this nomination. I appreciate the review! Adog (TalkCont) 20:49, 26 September 2020 (UTC)
  • @Adog: The image is freely licensed, clear and used in the article, therefore it is approved. You can do a QPQ you insist. Corachow (talk) 20:54, 26 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but all of these hooks tell me everything I need to know; there's no reason to click on the article to learn more. Especially for an image slot, you want to "reel in" the reader with some interesting, surprising, or otherwise well-worded "hook". Yoninah (talk) 20:54, 10 October 2020 (UTC)
ALT 3 ... that Scorpion at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is the oldest roller coaster in Florida to feature an inversion? (RCDB - Florida's roller coasters aligned by opening date)
ALT 4 ... that a lawsuit filed against Busch Gardens Tampa Bay alleged a model was falsely imprisoned after not being allowed to get off the Scorpion roller coaster? (via Newspapers.com)
  • Hello Yoninah, the DYKN could be used without the image, I only did it off the consideration of the nominator. Though if you're looking for alternative hooks I may also supply them. These facts can be added in the article thereafter if of importance. Adog (TalkCont) 19:15, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Thanks, Adog. Yes, please add the ALT3 and ALT4 facts to the article and I'll re-review it. Yoninah (talk) 20:13, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
  • @Adog: thank you. ALT4 hook ref is verified and cited inline. But I don't see the ALT3 hook fact in the source given. Where does it say it's an inversion rollercoaster? Yoninah (talk) 21:07, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
  • As the RCDB table is arranged by opening date, Scorpion is the second-to-last to appear to open in Florida that is still operational. The oldest operating roller coaster being that of Space Mountain at Walt Disney World, which does not feature any inversions. Adog (TalkCont) 21:24, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Yoninah forgot ping. Adog (TalkCont) 21:54, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
  • @Adog: but you can't expect me to look up Space Mountain and figure out that Scorpion is the oldest inversion rollercoaster in Florida. The source you use needs to say it. Yoninah (talk) 22:03, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
  • @Adog: OK, I'm striking ALT3 and also removing the source from the article because it doesn't verify the fact. Please add another source or remove that sentence from the article. I tweaked ALT4.
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Pinging reviewer Corachow to review ALT4 after the sourcing issue is taken care of. Yoninah (talk) 16:29, 18 October 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on September 28[edit]

Gerberian Shepsky

Dolce
Dolce
  • ... that the FBI's first therapy dog was a Gerberian Shepsky named Dolce (pictured)?
    • ALT1:... that ...?
  • Reviewed: To be done
  • Comment: 5 x expanded from 28 September

5x expanded by Whispyhistory (talk) and Philafrenzy (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 09:16, 4 October 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Date created from a redirect fine, as is the length. The hook cite needs to be inline. There are several problem citiation tags and also the GNG tag at the top which will need to be sorted @Philafrenzy: and @Whispyhistory:. A QPQ is also needed. The picture licence is fine but the image is not currently in the article. No close paraphrasing. But these issues need sorting before I can pass it. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 07:19, 7 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Some users are trying to have this dog put-down and buried in the pet cemetery of list of cross-breeds with a short obituary. In pursuit of this they have thrown every tag they can think of at the article but I think there's life in this dog yet. Philafrenzy (talk) 17:55, 7 October 2020 (UTC)
That is because there is not one WP:RELIABLE source that uses this name. "Some users" do not want Wikipedia to become a laughing stock. Refer Talk:Gerberian Shepsky#Did you know nomination - the issue has not been resolved. William Harris (talk) 04:10, 11 October 2020 (UTC)
It may be the Common Name now. That's how it works - someone makes up a common name and some of them gain traction and stick. Even if not, the article can easily be moved to "German Shepherd-Huskie cross" or something similar. Philafrenzy (talk) 09:23, 11 October 2020 (UTC)
Philafrenzy, your response above appears to be an admission that it may be WP:TOOSOON for this as an independent article. Cavalryman (talk) 09:35, 13 October 2020 (UTC).
You are confused. My comment was about the article title. Toosoon relates to notability which matter was settled in the AFD. Philafrenzy (talk) 10:02, 13 October 2020 (UTC)
No, notability was not established for this article at AfD, please show me where it was. There is one source. Cavalryman (talk) 10:09, 13 October 2020 (UTC).
Nine sources in the article. Philafrenzy (talk) 12:08, 13 October 2020 (UTC)
Philafrenzy I have no desire for conflict, the sources just don’t stack up. Only one uses the name and comes close to WP:SIGCOV, the other eight are fleeting mentions three of which are inconsistent with the definition of this crossbreed. Cavalryman (talk) 22:04, 13 October 2020 (UTC).

There is no reference which states "that the FBI's first therapy dog was a Gerberian Shepsky named Dolce". That remains a fact. Therefore, that statement should not appear as a DYK. William Harris (talk) 09:15, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

Dolores Cabrera y Heredia

Dolores Cabrera y Heredia
Dolores Cabrera y Heredia

Created by Nick Number (talk). Nominated by Evrik (talk) at 02:57, 29 September 2020 (UTC).

  • @SandyGeorgia: You said that, the text was "not verified by sources" and that there were "source-to-text integrity issues". Care to elaborate? @Nick Number: please take note. Also, I am posting this at GOCE. --evrik (talk) 03:04, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I will try flagging them tomorrow while on a long drive home, but be forewarned ... typing on iPad from hotspot in car = many typos. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 03:26, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
  • With a quick look only ... What happened here seems to be a mixing up of sources between the original Spanish version and the translated English version, such that text is not found in the cited sources, but is found in other sources by tracing back to the Spanish version. The hook is not found in the cited source, nor is the year of her marriage, although that info is found in other sources cited as in the Spanish version. I have not yet found where she followed her husband to three locations named, but the hook is not correctly cited and all of this needs sorting. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 11:50, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
  • The evocative power of violets comes from this source: [28] SandyGeorgia (Talk) 11:53, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
That source is cited after "She identifies that love with the flowers that give the work its title". If you think it's unclear, a second named ref could go after "whose aroma transported her to her childhood". Nick Number (talk) 15:30, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
The hook should be explicitly cited in DYKs, so that should be switched out, or both added. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 16:53, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
  • This source does NOT say she married in 1856;[29] it says she returned to Madrid in 1856, and there she married ... but this source says she married in 1856.[30].
Footnote 1 (cellit.es) supports that she returned to Madrid and married, and footnote 3 (ramhg.es) references the entire paragraph, including the marriage year. My thinking was that this was close enough in the text per WP:CITEFOOT, and that these facts aren't particularly contentious, but if you think it's unclear, a second named ref for ramhg.es could go after the first sentence. Things moved a little from the Spanish original because it didn't list her husband's death year, and its paragraph ends with "Este matrimonio fue apadrinado por los reyes", which is an expression I wasn't entirely clear on and omitted. Nick Number (talk) 15:30, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
The "apadrinado" means that the royals were godparents at their wedding ... godfathers in Spanish for a wedding is something similar to best man and maid of honor-- it would be interesting information to include, but I can understand leaving it out if we have to fudge to explain it. Another oddity is that one of those two sources says her date of death is not established, and yet it seems that it is. Yes, it is better to attach the specific citation to each piece cited, as I was initially doing a copyvio/close paraphrasing check, so getting to the exact citation is helpful! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 16:52, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
That is two mixed up sources, and I haven’t yet found the travel with her husband. That is all I have time for. The good news is I have not found copyvio or too close paraphrasing. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 11:58, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
The travel with her husband appears to have originally come from here (though it is not cited at that point in the Spanish original). I was leery of referencing a Wordpress post, even though this one does appear to be well written. It draws on the biography from El Correo de la Moda, but pages 261 and 262 of that, covering her life after 1850, are unfortunately missing from the online copy at BNE. Nick Number (talk) 15:47, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
With DYKs, the main issue is that the hook be cited, so Evrik should be sure to fix that piece as I noted above. Unless you can cite the business that she moved around with her husband, it would be best left off. I am unsure if you are saying there is a non-wordpress source that cites it, and I'm out of time on this particular review. Nice work, though! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 16:52, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
@Nick Number: Can you please adjust the citations in the article? --evrik (talk) 16:58, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
Nick Number, one thing you may find useful is to make use of the quote= paramater in the citation templates (along with the trans-title parameter for translation of titles) to single out the piece of the text from the source you are citing, to make it easier for WP:NONENG verification and copyvio check. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 17:08, 29 September 2020 (UTC)

Hermandad Lírica, Dolores Cabrera y Heredia

Dolores Cabrera y Heredia
Dolores Cabrera y Heredia

Created by Evrik (talk) and SandyGeorgia (talk). Nominated by Evrik (talk) at 19:30, 9 October 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on September 29[edit]

The Mellow Pad

The Mellow Pad, a 1945–1951 painting by Stuart Davis
The Mellow Pad, a 1945–1951 painting by Stuart Davis
  • Reviewed: This is my 3rd DYK. I'll try to do QPQ, but right now I don't have time.

Created by GeneralPoxter (talk). Self-nominated at 03:39, 29 September 2020 (UTC).

  • Article review
QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg @GeneralPoxter: Very interesting and engaging read and hook. The article flows beautifully; it is very well sourced, paid WSJ article accepted in good faith after checking all of the other sources. Only QPQ review remains to be done. Ping me once you do it. ~ Elias Z. (talkallam) 09:52, 30 September 2020 (UTC)

@Elie plus: This is only my 3rd DYK though. I'm still familiarizing myself with the DYK review process, and I'm not sure if I'm ready to review hooks yet. Also, the citation for the hook itself doesn't seem to be paywalled, so I don't understand why it needs to be accepted in good faith. GeneralPoxter (talk) 19:25, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg @GeneralPoxter: QPQ is not required. Your source is fine, and is indeed quite readable. Hook is sourced to source 1, not 2 (the WSJ, which is paywalled but I came here because I have access). The WSJ is more explicit though: "Mr. Davis didn't exactly improvise, however; he worked on "The Mellow Pad" on-and-off for about six years, until 1951." Consider adding words to this effect to the body. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 20:04, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
@Hawkeye7: Thanks, should I mention that in the hook as well? GeneralPoxter (talk) 20:16, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
No need. Hook is fine as it is. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 20:48, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg Reopening the nomination after the discussion at WT:DYK#Prep 4 image that seems to conclude that the image is not, in fact, free by DYK rules. A work of art that wasn't completed until 1951 should, by copyright rules, still be under copyright for more than another quarter century despite the museum's claim (As noted, the Library of Congress considers Davis's work to be copyrighted.) BlueMoonset (talk) 00:56, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

Cleveland School fire (South Carolina)

Created by Scorpions13256 (talk). Self-nominated at 05:45, 2 October 2020 (UTC).

No QPQ needed.
  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, neutrally written, well referenced, no close paraphrasing seen. No QPQ needed for nominator with less than 5 DYK credits.
  • I question how you can pull an image off some site and declare it public domain because it was taken before 1924. Where is this image really from? If you'd like to check on copyright issues, you could ask our helpful advisor GRuban.
  • DYK generally frowns on stacking all the citations at the end of each paragraph. It makes it impossible to verify hook facts. Also, you don't need all those uncontroversial cites in the lead at all. However, you do need an inline cite for your hook fact. Personally, I find the hook too brief; I wish it had one more detail or fact in it other than it being the worst to give it a little more flavor. Yoninah (talk) 22:34, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
I don't think there are any issues with copyright because I asked about it on Wikimedia Commons, and they told me it was okay. Nonetheless, I will ask the person you recommended that I talk to just to be sure. I will also try addressing the hook and referencing issues in a few hours when I finish my schoolwork. Thank you for your time. Scorpions13256 (talk) 22:55, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
Hello! I see the URL contains both "townnews.com" and "postandcourier.com". Is it from a US newspaper? See, the key point is that if it was published before 1925, then it's public domain. (See Public domain in the United States.) Can you give a bit more detail about the image than just https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/postandcourier.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/9/f8/9f88fa33-fb8e-511d-beb2-8eacbd0cbb46/5e9e0f7a94f1c.image.png? Ideally not to me as much as on the image page. --GRuban (talk) 23:09, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
I don't know exactly where it came from because it appeared on so many different sites. I likely got the image from either scfirefighters.org or postandcourier.com, but I am not 100% sure. I'll try phoning the newspaper you brought up. I almost cited the "postandcourier.com" article, but I didn't because it was an opinion piece. Scorpions13256 (talk) 23:29, 6 October 2020 (UTC)

Bad news about the image. I searched for some time, hoping to find it in a 1923 newspaper, but couldn't. Instead, I found it at much better resolution here, with explanation. https://digital.tcl.sc.edu/digital/collection/scpcexhibit/id/129 It's a personal image from the collection of John C. West, who donated it to a university, so may well have not been published until only a few years ago. So you could write to the university, and ask if it was published before they got it, or if they would release it into the public domain or under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/. Even if they don't, you can definitely use it under WP:FAIR, since the school burned down 100 years ago, so there may well be no other image of it on earth; but we couldn't put it on our front page in the DYK section. Meanwhile, there is some good news (in terms of the article; in absolute terms, tragic news, of course): if you read the page I linked, the image is apparently from the mother of John C. West, who later became governor of South Carolina, which is why we have an article on him; she was a teacher there and the fire took the life of his father - that may well be worth a sentence or two in the article! It's already in our John C. West article, but should be linked from there to your article. I'll let you have the honor.--GRuban (talk) 13:20, 7 October 2020 (UTC)

Actually, do write, and ask carefully. Because if you look at https://imree.tcl.sc.edu/exhibits/scpc/John_C._West.pdf that implies that picture may have been published in J. O. Moseley, The Terrible Cleveland Fire, Charleston, S.C.: Southern Printing and Publishing Co., 1923. I can't find that book on Google Books, so can't check. But https://www.worldcat.org/title/terrible-cleveland-fire-its-victims-and-survivors/oclc/6941501 says it does have some photograph plates. So if it was published there, then it is public domain after all! Do ask. Or ask a library that holds the book. --GRuban (talk) 13:33, 7 October 2020 (UTC)
Thank you so much for your work. There is a copy of the book at the University of South Carolina. I'll phone them today. Scorpions13256 (talk) 14:02, 7 October 2020 (UTC)
Gruban, I emailed the university of South Carolina, and I spoke to a librarian. The photo was in fact published in that book in 1923, meaning that it is public domain. They agreed to provide an HD scan from the book so that I could use it in this article. I plan on deleting the current picture. They said that they would also provide the appropriate language to attribute the scan to them. Scorpions13256 (talk) 18:24, 8 October 2020 (UTC)
That is Wonderful! If you like, you can use the somewhat higher resolution image from https://digital.tcl.sc.edu/digital/collection/scpcexhibit/id/129 until they get that one to you. Write on that image page that the image was published in (details of that book) in 1923, use https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:PD-US-expired and Bob's your uncle. --GRuban (talk) 18:52, 8 October 2020 (UTC)
In the meantime, what do you think of my new hook and reference formatting? Is it satisfactory now? This is my first DYK. Scorpions13256 (talk) 19:10, 8 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Hi, I'm reviewing the hooks. I think ALT1 is better, but the name of the play is being spelled differently here than in the article. You also need to add an inline cite in the article (right after the sentence in which the name of the play appears). Yoninah (talk) 19:14, 8 October 2020 (UTC)
  • @Yoninah: Done. However, there does appear to be a conflict between the sources though. I'm unsure how to proceed from here. Scorpions13256 (talk) 19:54, 8 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Well, if your sources conflict, you need to choose the ones that are most reliable or verified by other sources. Often there will be typos in a source, but other sources together can confirm the fact. Yoninah (talk) 20:17, 8 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Actually, I was only talking about the information in the first hook. There is no contradiction for the rest of the information in the article. For that reason, I think that hook 2 would be better. What do you think? I could reword it to say that schools have monthly fire drills because of the disaster. Scorpions13256 (talk) 20:28, 8 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Well then, I think you're going to get a lot more clicks if you say how many children died (inline cite please), the bodies couldn't be identified and they were buried in a mass grave. Yoninah (talk) 21:18, 8 October 2020 (UTC)

I hope one of these three hooks is good enough. Scorpions13256 (talk) 22:06, 8 October 2020 (UTC)

I'm afraid these are not what I mean by "hooky". They sound like a news item, not something that will "reel in" readers to click on the article and learn more. Let's go back to ALT2. The only problem with that is that the source is not talking about many modern fire codes in the United States—you added that. The source seems to be a Cleveland local news article, perhaps referring to Cleveland schools but not expressly saying so. Your article would be better served by citing book sources that deal with the subject in a more scholarly way. BTW I am going offline shortly for a couple of days. Yoninah (talk) 22:22, 8 October 2020 (UTC)
I find it interesting that you say that because the article says that The fire was instrumental in creating the modern fire codes we have today.. If I understood you correctly, maybe I could reword the article to better reflect what the source actually says? You're right that I should have included more scholarly sources. I didn't have access to a lot of scholarly sources at the time. Scorpions13256 (talk) 22:33, 8 October 2020 (UTC)
Yes, the article needs to follow the source. If it's not in the source, it shouldn't be in the article. I do all my research on Google and Google Books. Yoninah (talk) 22:36, 8 October 2020 (UTC)
I thought that the information I included was in the source. The thing I was quoting was from the newspaper article, not the Wikipedia article. The same newspaper article also says that these codes were all because of the Cleveland School fire. I would never include something in an article without first citing it. Scorpions13256 (talk) 22:42, 8 October 2020 (UTC)
The source says: The fire was instrumental in creating the modern fire codes we have today. Where is it talking about exactly? The U.S.? The world? On a close reading, it seems to be talking about Camden. Such a general statement, from a local news outlet at that, really needs to be backed up by a more reliable source before being included in your article. Yoninah (talk) 22:49, 8 October 2020 (UTC)
Oh. I get you now. Everything you said makes sense. I'll see what reliable sources I can find. Sorry if I'm taking up too much of your time. Scorpions13256 (talk) 22:55, 8 October 2020 (UTC)
No, you're fine. I know what I mean in the beginning, but sometimes it takes me time to express it clearly. Yoninah (talk) 23:24, 8 October 2020 (UTC)
Okay, I provided two sources just to be safe. I'm putting one of the references in the article right now. I'll use the WITX source instead if it's acceptable though. Scorpions13256 (talk) 02:20, 10 October 2020 (UTC)
  • OK, here's what I suggest. First add a little more oomph to the hook with your original statement. What do you think about:
  • ALT6a: ... that the Cleveland School fire, the deadliest in South Carolina history, took place on the day the school was to close for good?
  • Second, please deal with the image. Replace it with the higher resolution image as GRuban suggested above.
  • Third, I cannot believe that this one fire led to all those safety measures. As I said above, this is a local news source. If you cannot provide a more reliable reference for this information, I suggest removing it. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 18:13, 10 October 2020 (UTC)
  • @Scorpions13256: I tweaked ALT6a based on what you say in the article. Is that what it says in the sources? And what are those two newspaper sources doing on this template? Do you want to add them to the article? And if they are Newspapers.com sources, please clip them and post them per the open access policy. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 18:38, 10 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Corrected my mistake with the hook. But please make the Newspapers.com sources visible. Yoninah (talk) 18:48, 10 October 2020 (UTC)
  • I promise you I'll do that. I also uploaded the picture that USC provided to me. I hope I labeled it correctly. Scorpions13256 (talk) 19:08, 10 October 2020 (UTC)
  • I think you need to edit the image upload form based on what GRuban told you above. Yoninah (talk) 19:10, 10 October 2020 (UTC)
  • I'm just working on linking the permission document. Scorpions13256 (talk) 01:33, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

Denys Page

  • ... that the English classicist Denys Page was denied the vice-chancellorship of Cambridge University because of his conservative opposition to the Garden House riot? Source: "Page's efficient conduct of business was evident [...] and many believed that he would make an admirable Vice-Chancellor. [...] [T]he safe men who sat on University Committees, who had then embarked on the policy of appeasing revolting student that was to find its natural consequence in the riot at the Garden House Hotel, decided against this. [They were] doubtless shocked by Page's forthright expression of conservative opinions ..." Lloyd-Jones 1981, pp. 767-8
  • Reviewed: None required, this is my third DYK nomination.
  • Comment: The source for the hook corresponds to footnote 11 in the article.

Improved to Good Article status by Modussiccandi (talk). Self-nominated at 17:56, 29 September 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg The hook is not fully supported, either by the source or the article text. The article attributes this as the opinion of one person rather than a fact, the source however, seems to imply that the author doesn't know if this is the (only) reason why he was never made vice-chancellor and that this is more like speculation. Hugh Lloyd-Jones was not in a position to have first hand knowledge. I have not checked the rest of the article to find whether it is supported by the sources cited. (t · c) buidhe 11:16, 7 October 2020 (UTC)
Hi, buidhe, I admit the original hook is a poor choice because it constitutes an oppinion rather than a fact. Let suggest a couple of alternative hooks:
Modussiccandi (talk) 15:07, 7 October 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on September 30[edit]

Ann Bedsole

Created by Jon698 (talk). Self-nominated at 16:20, 30 September 2020 (UTC).

QPQ: ????
Overall: Symbol question.svg QPQ needed, or nominator needs to claim the exemption. Otherwise, this looks good Imzadi 1979  18:22, 3 October 2020 (UTC)

  • Symbol question.svg@Jon698: Isn't there anything else you can say about her accomplishments other than that she was the first? And so many firsts? Yoninah (talk) 23:24, 10 October 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on October 1[edit]

Aomori Prefecture

Potsherds from the Odai Yamamoto I site
Potsherds from the Odai Yamamoto I site
  • ... that Japan's oldest pottery was found in Aomori Prefecture? Source: "Potshards and arrowheads have been discovered along with stones showing technical features of the Paleolithic era. Radiocarbon dating of carbonized material adhering to a potshard reveals that it is approximately 15,000 years old, which is the oldest pottery in Japan," [32]
    • ALT1:... that 59 percent of Japan's apples were grown in Aomori Prefecture in 2018? Source: "りんごの収穫量(しゅうかくりょう)は445,500トン(2018年)で、全国の半分以上(約59パーセント)をしめています。 " [33])

Improved to Good Article status by Mccunicano (talk). Self-nominated at 00:18, 2 October 2020 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg ALT1 is preferred. Regards, Jeromi Mikhael (marhata) 11:18, 2 October 2020 (UTC)

  • Symbol question.svg The GA review is being reopened due to a problematic review, so while this article was nominated for DYK in good faith, the nomination needs to wait until the GA promotion has been confirmed or undone. Putting this nomination on hold until the process has been completed. BlueMoonset (talk) 14:52, 3 October 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on October 2[edit]

Pastia people

  • ... that unlike neighboring tribes, the Pastia people of south Texas escaped detection by Spanish explorers until the early 18th century?<Source: The Pastia...became known to Spaniards relatively late, mainly because they lived off of early routes of Spanish travel in Texas>
    • ALT1:... that in lean times, the indigenous Pastia people of southern Texas, subsisted on worms, insects, lizards, and the undigested nuts retrieved from deer dung?
    • ALT2:. .. that the Pastia people were first contacted by Spanish explorers in the early eighteenth century, and were extinct as an ethnic group by the middle of the following century? <Source: [from] the early 1500s, only a few hundred years passed before the indigenous peoples of the South Texas Plains had lost almost all ethnic identity and were, effectively, culturally extinct...>
    • ALT3:... that the Pastia people were one of the three groups present at the 1720 foundation of Mission San José y San Miguel? <Source: ...where they were one of three Indian groups said to have been present when the mission was established in 1720.>

Created by GenQuest (talk). Self-nominated at 19:54, 10 October 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, well cited (perhaps too much), no image. Passes earwig. Waiting for the QPQ. Tentatively Approving Alt0. --evrik (talk) 17:57, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
@Evrik: and @SL93: QPQ done. Thanks, GenQuest "Talk to Me" 06:32, 18 October 2020 (UTC)

Walter Cornelius

Created by Arrivisto (talk). Nominated by Paul Carpenter (talk) at 10:19, 5 October 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Hi Paul Carpenter, the article is currently too short to qualify (I measure it at 1,398 characters) and the last two sentences of the second paragraph are not cited. The article would also benefit from a proper lead section, in accordance with WP:LEAD - Dumelow (talk) 13:31, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg I've tidied up the article's categories (should never have been nominated in that state to be honest) and then read the main source as escaping from Latvia by swimming sounded rather dubious. And what do you know? The source says that he rowed across the Baltic Sea to get away. Before this goes any further, the factual accuracy of the article needs to be looked into. Schwede66 21:29, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
  • As it has been 2 weeks with no reply, I left a note on the nominator's talk page. I wonder if he even got the ping. Yoninah (talk) 21:44, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

Piccadilly line

  • Reviewed: Shukri al-Asali
  • Comment: A December 15 date for the line's anniversary is kindly appreciated. The article may go through a GAR so I suggest leaving this onhold after a review is done. Thank you <3 Another note: I also would love to know whether a picture should be inserted into this nom :D

Improved to Good Article status by Vincent60030 (talk). Self-nominated at 10:19, 4 October 2020 (UTC).

Symbol voting keep.svg Interesting line, fine substantial GA on good sources, offline sources accepted AGF. I'm [only] approving 2 ALTs, to make life easier for the prep builder. I'm sorry, but believe that 15 December is asking too much, - 6 weeks is max unless we make an exception. None of the images looks exceptional to represent the line (to me). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:55, 4 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg As Vincent60030 noted, the GA review was problematic and a new review there will need to be done. This is being put on hold until the new GA review has been completed and the article properly listed. So it is possible that the GA status may not be awarded until much closer to December 15, in which case the nomination might be eligible for the special occasion after all, though it's unlikely that it will take a month to complete the review. BlueMoonset (talk) 05:12, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
(edit conflict) I am attempting to request for 15 December because I have really worked hard on adjusting the timings for this promotion, as well as on the GA, but the GA review was cut short, and yes as what BlueMoonset stated, GAR/re-GAN may appear soon seen here so yea. VincentLUFan (talk) (Kenton!) 05:21, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment: In ALT1 above, is it seriously intended to call "Buckingham Palace" just "Buckingham"? I hope it is an error, as it is not a usable form. Could you please clarify? Thanks DBaK (talk) 08:04, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
    @DisillusionedBitterAndKnackered: Yes, I did intend it to be put that way because it sounded more quirky lol. But if the word Palace is in there it kind of gives away the quirkyness. VincentLUFan (talk) (Kenton!) 08:37, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
    @Vincent60030: OK and thanks so much for the reply. It's your nom and I am not going to put up a big fight but I would like to note that I really really hate it! Sorry. :) I think it sounds not quirky, but simply like you don't know the difference. It is not something that someone ever says for the palace, so it makes you sound, ermm, ignorant (sorry, sorry, this is getting terribly rude!) or like a visitor from overseas who doesn't know the difference or contracts things they don't understand. The quirk doesn't work - it falls flat. It would be like saying "The Heath" for "Heathrow" or something ... the meaning just isn't there. Just nooooooo. Gosh, I am sorry, I am going on like my Granny – not a good thing. I have had my say and will now stfu as I understand the young people charmingly put it. Cheers DBaK (talk) 08:49, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
    @DBaK: more like I should be the one feeling sorry that I hurt your feelings. I didn't mean to as all I go for is quirkyness which kinda disregarded cultural forbidden omissions. I do admit that I would do the same for DYKs of my local area but I am sure there can be a compromise. We'll see how it goes as I am not a British expert and I guess I am not in a position to even comment about it. How about I ask for some opinions from @Redrose64 and Ritchie333:? VincentLUFan (talk) (Kenton!) 09:18, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
    To add on to this, well I do know Buckingham is a place name so I wouldn't say I haven't a clue but...I guess I apologise. VincentLUFan (talk) (Kenton!) 09:20, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
    @Vincent60030: absolutely nothing to apologize for here! If anything it should be me, for getting out of my pram about trivia. I wish I had realized you weren't British – I would have been much, much nicer about this! Sorry. And seeing what those two megaexperts think is a brilliant idea – I have the highest respect for their views. If either of them tells me to just shut up and go and put the kettle on I am right there! Thank you for your fantastically civilized approach to this unmajor issue. :) Cheers DBaK (talk) 13:54, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
    Using simply "Buckingham" is not a good idea, it's not a place nor is it named after a place. Buckingham Palace is named after the Dukes of Buckingham, who until 1761 owned the land upon which the palace was subsequently built. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 13:03, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
    I hope y'all understand that I moved this discussion to below the nomination. What do you think of not mentioning Buckingham at all in an ALT1a? Even quirkier with just Heathrow and Harrods, no, and Ha Ha? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:15, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
    ALT1a:... that Heathrow and Harrods are on the Piccadilly line? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:17, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
    Personally, I think that ALT4 is by far the most interesting proposed; that various landmarks can be traveled to on a particular transit line has nowhere near the same interest, and I don't see the "quirky" attraction to either of the ALT1 variants. BlueMoonset (talk) 01:53, 7 October 2020 (UTC)
    I'd approve it but wait for the GA proceedings, hopefully to the end of the month. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:35, 7 October 2020 (UTC)

Piotr Potworowski

Created by Samdutton (talk). Self-nominated at 10:45, 2 October 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg I think we can relax the newness rules a bit in this case. Samdutton has relatively little recent experience editing, and hence may not be as familiar with our rules. Plus, at 61 verified hooks, our DYK backlog is quite small. feminist (talk) wear a mask, you stupid bastards 14:58, 4 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg Despite this, I see that a lot of this article is unsourced. @Samdutton: note that DYK requires each paragraph to have at least one inline citation. Please ensure that everything in this article is sourced and verifiable. feminist (talk) wear a mask, you stupid bastards 15:01, 4 October 2020 (UTC)
  • The source of this content is the subject's son. Can I add a citation like that? ('Conversation with the artist's son, xx September 2019', or similar?) (talk)
  • @Samdutton: If you obtained the information by personally talking to the subject's son, unfortunately this would fall under original research, and any such content where the only source is the subject's son would have to be removed. You may have better luck if you can get him to publish an article covering what he told you, in which case it would likely be usable as a WP:PRIMARY source. feminist (talk) wear a mask, you stupid bastards 14:32, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
  • @Feminist: OK — thanks for the heads-up. I'll ask the subject's son for citations (since the dates, etc., are actually taken from books about the subject rather than from memory). (talk)
  • @Samdutton: Great. Add the books as inline citations, and make sure that every paragraph is sourced. feminist (talk) | free Hong Kong 13:09, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
  • @Feminist: Added citations provided by the subject's son.

Articles created/expanded on October 4[edit]

Portrait of Sir David Webster

Created by No Swan So Fine (talk). Self-nominated at 13:37, 6 October 2020 (UTC).

  • Comment For a variety of reasons, it would be better to rephrase as follows:

Johnbod (talk) 13:57, 6 October 2020 (UTC)

Symbol question.svg Interesting painting and destiny, on good sources, no copyvio obvious. I prefer the ALT, but think a comma is missing after London, or we could drop London. I am not happy with piping the title of the painting, because the name of the person portrayed would at least connect the ROH to the painting for those who know. No hook reader will get to know about the lonesome tulips and the "icily arrogant" scene ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:14, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
Comment: Could a WP:FAIRUSE image of the portrait be added to the article? Ivar the Boneful (talk) 13:15, 11 October 2020 (UTC)
To the article yes, to the nomination no, if you have one. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:01, 11 October 2020 (UTC)
The image is already in Fair Use on the David Webster (opera manager) article, so it should be ok as Fair Use on this article - why it hasn't been added is unclear. I notice that there is no link back to this article from the David Webster article, and that neither article, not even this one which is actually about the painting, even once give the painting's official title.86.56.21.175 (talk) 14:09, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
Comment: This might be the wrong place to say this, but the title of the article should be changed to "Portrait of David Webster". The standard way of naming articles about paintings is to just title them with the name of the painting. In the David Hockney template at the bottom of the article, the title has actually been piped to "Portrait of David Webster", so you know that is what the article should be called, so why not just call it that? 86.56.34.181 (talk) 08:07, 12 October 2020 (UTC)
Yes, I should have spotted that above. Johnbod (talk) 17:58, 12 October 2020 (UTC)
The official title, as given by Christies is "Portrait of Sir David Webster", so that's what the article should be called, and it should be linked in the Hockney template under that name. https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/david-hockney-b-1937-portrait-of-sir-6285715-details.aspx 94.139.29.156 (talk) 07:16, 13 October 2020 (UTC)
I've moved it to its Christie's title...although Hockney signed it 'Sir David Webster with tulips'! There's a magnificent accompanying essay on Christie's which I shall expand the article from. Creating this article led me to start Nicholas Wilder, and I have two more Hockney articles in the pipeline! No Swan So Fine (talk) 13:53, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
Comment: I will also add that as the auction at Christies is on 22 October (in 9 days time), wouldn't it be better to wait until after that, because this article and the hook will be out of date once the work has been sold and the sale price is known.94.139.29.156 (talk) 05:33, 13 October 2020 (UTC)
If we did wait, we could have ".. that the Royal Opera House, London said it had no alternative but to sell a painting by David Hockney for £XM to survive? Johnbod (talk) 15:31, 13 October 2020 (UTC)
Yes, something like that, but as it is the auction that determines the sale price, rather than the ROH deciding what the price will be, I wouldn't word it quite like that. Other things of hooky interest might result from the auction - it might not reach the reserve price or if the buyer's identity is made public, it might be someone interesting, etc. Because of Covid, auctions aren't being held in crowded rooms as they usually are, and the way the auction is held could give rise to interesting hooks e.g." ... a painting by David Hockney, sold to keep the Royal Opera House solvent during the Corona crisis, was auctioned before an [almost] empty room." 94.139.4.117 (talk) 05:44, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
I like the last idea! The ROH didn't specify a price. Now what about the article title? The painter should not be in it. We could change that now. For the hook, we can just wait for the reports about the auction. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:47, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
I adjusted to Portrait of Sir David Webster in the hooks, - Mandarax, could you do your magic for the rest? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:52, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
Done. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 18:19, 18 October 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on October 5[edit]

Act II: The Patents of Nobility (The Turn)

Jay Electronica
Jay Electronica
  • Reviewed: To be done

Created by Nice4What (talk). Self-nominated at 18:49, 5 October 2020 (UTC).

QPQ: Red XN - Pending
Overall: Symbol question.svg Article's age and length check out, hook is interesting and has an adequate amount of sources to back it up, and image doesn't raise any concerns, so once the pending QPQ is taken care of, I'd be happy to give this the clear. Course, it bears mentioning that this is my first DYK review, so a second opinion would be appreciated. Cat's Tuxedo (talk) 00:43, 8 October 2020 (UTC)

Ulung Sitepu

Created by Jeromi Mikhael (talk). Self-nominated at 07:43, 5 October 2020 (UTC).

Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Article created today, new enough, long enough, hook is interesting, QPQ done. No image used. Please note this is my first time reviewing a DYK so a second opinion is requested. Best, 19jshi (talk) 15:10, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
Giving a second opinion here. The article feels incomplete as there is no information given about his early life or about his life after his sentence was commuted. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 14:34, 13 October 2020 (UTC)
Symbol possible vote.svg Giving this an appropriate tick. On the other hand, no close paraphrasing was found. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:26, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: There isn't. There's a video on Youtube that shows him celebrating his 50th wedding anniversary in 1992 in Karo, his place of origin. Unlike other governors in the list of governors of North Sumatra, this guy is just lacking information. There's this book which shows his birthdate, but then again, I'm not quite sure.Regards, Jeromi Mikhael (marhata) 14:20, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
In that case the article may still need to be copyedited and the DoB be added to the article (assuming the book is reliable). Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:19, 17 October 2020 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: Well, my main concern about the book is that the book is a primary source, it's a directory of books from a library in USA. And for the copyediting part, what is the main problem? Is it grammar or spelling or something else? Regards, Jeromi Mikhael (marhata) 14:08, 17 October 2020 (UTC)
For starters, the article sections could probably be renamed, "As the X" sounds weird as an example. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 09:11, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: Yes check.svg Done Section header fixed. Regards, Jeromi Mikhael (marhata) 10:03, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
As for the DoB and the book you mentioned, it depends on what context it's mentioned in in the book. If you can't find a better source, maybe it could be left out. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:19, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on October 6[edit]

Nicholas Wilder

Created by No Swan So Fine (talk). Self-nominated at 07:53, 13 October 2020 (UTC).

QPQ: Red XN - Still needed.
Overall: Symbol question.svg Earwig says 51% but this is acceptable because it mostly involves direct quotations. I added quotation marks to the hook because what he said isn't really objective language. feminist (talk) | free Hong Kong 12:55, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

  • Comment: The ellipsis in such a short quote looks strange. It also doesn't adequately reflect the source, in which he calls his whole life an "adventure". Could this be rephrased:
  • ALT0a: ... that Nicholas Wilder said that being diagnosed with AIDS was just another "adventure"? Yoninah (talk) 21:48, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

Mats Löfving

Löfving
Löfving

Created by Moonraker (talk). Self-nominated at 22:28, 10 October 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg First thing is that I would like to see a little more about how Löfving's statement is deemed partly true according to researchers.[34] Let's tell the reader that Löfving is not entirely off his rocker by suggesting some sort of countermeasures. And we can say that he started a taskforce to fight gangs last November after the brazen killing of a 15-year-old boy which he said was the final straw.[35] Binksternet (talk) 20:36, 11 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Otherwise, the photo is public domain, the article's length and date are appropriate, and the referencing is good. The emphasis on the quoted word "all" should be changed to italics rather than capital letters. The hook is properly formatted and supported by article reference. Binksternet (talk) 20:40, 11 October 2020 (UTC)
Binksternet, the word ALL is in capital letters in the quotation. Do you think we should be editing quotations for style? When it comes to “how Löfving's statement is deemed partly true according to researchers“, I am afraid you have lost me. He made a statement which no one seems to have questioned, as a matter of fact. Clearly, saying it was controversial. Are you suggesting that controversial statements can’t be reported without “researchers” investigating whether they are “partly true” or not? If you think something like that is in the DYK Rules, or in any guidance, please give a link. Moonraker (talk) 11:36, 13 October 2020 (UTC)
The style guide says that we commonly edit quotations to fit Wikipedia's house style. Regarding the word ALL in all-caps, MOS:CONFORM says that direct quotes containing all caps "should generally be normalized to plain text. If it clearly indicates emphasis, use italic emphasis." One method of italic emphasis is the HTML emphasis tag, coded as <em>...</em>. The style guide MOS:ALLCAPS gives a variation of the same advice: "Do not write with all capitals for emphasis; italics are preferred..." The latter guide also offers a kind of bolding option with Template:Strong or HTML strong tags. I think italics are easier.
For the controversial statement by Löfving, I'm just looking for more information, to add more viewpoints and analysis, to get more neutrality in the article. The only DYK rule of concern is 4a, asking for neutrality. Binksternet (talk) 16:59, 13 October 2020 (UTC)

Houkje Gerrits Bouma

Bouma (right) skating with ‘obscene’ bare arms
Bouma (right) skating with ‘obscene’ bare arms
  • ... that after Houkje Gerrits Bouma won one of the earliest women's speed skating competitions in 1809, women's speed races were not held because skating with bare arms was seen as obscene? Source: https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/nl/collectie/SK-A-5020 “ Baur schilderde de finalisten met hun blote armen, een afgeworpen mantel op het ijs. De weinig verhullende kleding zorgde voor veel ophef en daarom was het voorlopig de laatste vrouwenwedstrijd.“ (in Dutch)
    • ALT1:... that ...?

Created and moved from Draft space to main space by SportsOlympic (talk). Self-nominated at 17:46, 6 October 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg The article is new enough and long enough at 1,801 characters by my count. I'll AGF on the hook reference since I can't read Dutch-language sources, but a few problems prevent me from being able to approve the page for DYK at the moment. First, the article doesn't really support the hook fact. It says the bare arms "caused a commotion", but that just means it received attention. This doesn't back the claim that the act was thought to be obscene. Second, the last sentence is unsourced; a reference should be added to cover this part. Third, two of the four references include unreliable links. Ref 3 includes a Facebook summary, which as a Facebook page is not a reliable source. Print books are reliable sources, so I see no need to even include that link. Ref 4 is to WikiTree, which isn't reliable because it is user-edited like Wikipedia. The sourcing will have to be improved before this gets a check mark. Giants2008 (Talk) 01:15, 8 October 2020 (UTC)
    • CommentThanks! All have been solved. SportsOlympic (talk) 19:56, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on October 7[edit]

Articles created/expanded on October 8[edit]

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy, National Sports Awards, Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar, List of Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award recipients

Created by Roller26 (talk). Self-nominated at 22:14, 15 October 2020 (UTC).

  • Comment: @Roller26: if you were a first-time nominator, there would be room for leniency on the date. But as you have enough DYK credits to be doing QPQs, I don't think it's appropriate to allow an 18-day lead time for the nomination of List of Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award recipients. You could include it in the hook without a bolded link. Yoninah (talk) 21:53, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

K. W. Gransden

  • Comment: I would much prefer the main hook to ALT1, which is not very flattering to Gransden. This is my first nomination, so I will invoke the newbie's exception clause to the quid pro quo rule for now, but will try to do some reviewing once I get a sense of how things work. blameless 02:43, 8 October 2020 (UTC)

Created by Blameless (talk). Self-nominated at 02:43, 8 October 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on October 9[edit]

William H. Robbins

  • ... that William H. Robbins was a NASA engineer and project manager who worked on the NERVA nuclear rocket engine, NASA wind turbines, communication satellites, and the Shuttle-Centaur program? Source: "He was a Scientist-Project Manager who has a distinguished 38 year career at NASA while working on Nuclear Power, Nuclear Rocket engines, Wind Power, Communication Satellites, and the Shuttle/Centaur Program " ([36])
    • ALT1: ... that NASA engineer William H. Robbins worked on what was the world's largest windmill when it was dedicated in 1979? Source: "He worked early domestic Wind Power projects during the early eighties installing a 2 MW Wind Turbine in North Carolina " ([37]), "On July 11, 1979, the town of Boone celebrated the dedication of what was then hailed as the world’s largest windmill. The windmill, perched atop Howard’s Knob, had been installed as part of a program by NASA and the U.S. Department of Energy to develop wind power as a renewable energy source in response to the country's dependence on petroleum during the 1970s OPEC oil embargo and resulting gasoline shortages." ([38])
    • ALT2:... that NASA engineer William H. Robbins was in charge of a project that won an Emmy Award? Source: You can see him with the Emmy on page 218 of [39] I didn't nominate this hook in the first place because his obit says he won the Emmy in 1985, but the NASA sources confirm that it was in 1987.
Created by Hawkeye7 (talk). Self-nominated at 22:55, 9 October 2020 (UTC).
  • Symbol question.svg Article is new (9 Oct), long enough (3686 characters), and within policy (referenced, no copyvios, etc). The article image is fair use, so can't be used here. The main issue is that the hook reads like a list, it would be better to pick one (or several connected) projects that he worked on, and focus on that. @Hawkeye7: could you propose an ALT please? Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 16:02, 11 October 2020 (UTC)
  • The hook, even if pared down to a single accomplishment, is also very, very dull. A hook should "catch" the attention of readers not familiar with the subject, not simply state facts. --Animalparty! (talk) 20:15, 11 October 2020 (UTC)
    • I've supplied a couple of ALT hooks. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 21:28, 11 October 2020 (UTC)
      • @Hawkeye7: Getting there. On ALT1, it would be better to specify the year. On ALT2, it says in the article that he received the award on behalf of NASA, and it's not clear that he received it for a project he was in charge of. Also, perhaps @Animalparty: is more awake now? ;-) Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 18:58, 12 October 2020 (UTC)
      • In my opinion Alt 1 is the most interesting, but it seems a bit misleading to bury the basis of the hook among references: the article text states "wind turbine", not windmill. Either the hook or the article prose should be modified appropriately, perhaps place "windmill" in quotes, as a wind turbine is similar but not exactly the same as a windmill, though they may be called such colloquially. --Animalparty! (talk) 19:12, 12 October 2020 (UTC)
        • Tweaked the wording it the article to make it clearer for ALT2, and the hook of ALT1 to add the year it was dedicated. Per Windmill: A windmill is a structure that converts wind power into rotational energy by means of vanes called sails or blades, specifically to mill grain (gristmills), but the term is also extended to windpumps, wind turbines and other applications. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 19:24, 12 October 2020 (UTC)
          • @Hawkeye7: I'm OK with ALT2 after your article changes. With ALT1, please propose changes as a new ALT rather than changing the existing one. I also think you could make the sentence much shorter now (something like 'worked on the world's largest windmill in 1979'). Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 19:30, 12 October 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on October 10[edit]

Articles created/expanded on October 11[edit]

Herr, wir bringen in Brot und Wein

  • Reviewed: to come
  • Comment: Sorry, I missed it by a day.

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 11:54, 19 October 2020 (UTC).

List of National Sports Award recipients in Olympic sports, List of National Sports Award recipients in athletics, List of National Sports Award recipients in hockey, List of National Sports Award recipients in wrestling, List of National Sports Award recipients in boxing, List of National Sports Award recipients in shooting, List of National Sports Award recipients in badminton, List of National Sports Award recipients in non-Olympic sports, List of National Sports Award recipients in cricket, List of National Sports Award recipients in parasports

  • Comment: 10 reviews as per QPQ coming

Created by Roller26 (talk). Self-nominated at 23:53, 18 October 2020 (UTC).

Tomasz Jędrowski

Created by Nigetastic (talk). Self-nominated at 12:18, 12 October 2020 (UTC).

  • Comment. While it technically passes (date, size, copyvio, hook, etc.) please see Talk:Tomasz_Jędrowski#Notability. I am not sure if the subject is notable. We should discuss this first, putting this on hold. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 08:44, 13 October 2020 (UTC)
  • strong oppose - putting it at the Main Page of wikipedia is a shameless misuse of wikipedia for promotion of a book fresh out of print. By the way "technically" has turned DYK into a travesty. DYK was intended to be collection of interesting jewels, morsels of knowledge. An now we have collection of pointless factoids. I stopped looking at this section of Main Page long time ago. Staszek Lem (talk) 17:59, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
  • @Staszek Lem: Frankly, I don't mind promoting as a side-product, IF the topic is notable. Wikipedia should not be used only for promotion, but if it is a byproduct of creating an entry on a notable topic, where's the harm? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:48, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
    Wikipedia notability and real-life notability are different animals. And this book is an artificial hype. Not to say that the article is of questionable notability even by Wikipedia standards. Staszek Lem (talk) 12:18, 16 October 2020 (UTC)

Current nominations[edit]

Articles created/expanded on October 12[edit]

The Green Pastures (Hallmark Hall of Fame)

Newspaper advertisement for The Green Pastures
Newspaper advertisement for The Green Pastures
  • ... the all-black television play The Green Pastures (pictured) was criticized in Alabama for having "bowed to the inverted prejudice which insists that Negroes shall never be portrayed as Negroes"? Source: Here: "The characters have been divested of their Negro traits and manners ... the producers had bowed to the inverted prejudice that Negroes shall never be portrayed as Negroes.""
    • ALT1:... Source:

Created/expanded by Cbl62 (talk). Self-nominated at 22:36, 18 October 2020 (UTC).

Dilys Price

  • ... that Dilys Price was the world's oldest female solo parachute jumper? Source: [40])

5x expanded by MerielGJones (talk). Nominated by Ritchie333 (talk) at 11:13, 14 October 2020 (UTC).

  • Hi, Ritchie333 and MerielGJones, review follows: New enough, long enough, QPQ is good, hook is verifiable, interesting enough, no evidence of copyvio. Sourcing in the article is a bit iffy, I cannot find her birth date sourced anywhere, the cited source for After parachuting for 32 years, Price stopped doing solo jumps when she was aged 86. Her parachute jumps raised thousands of pounds for charity. [41] is a profile of her when she was 85, so cannot source her stopping when she was 86. That's just a check of two, I'd like to see them resolved. this might be a good source to incorporate, not sure whether there's any good info. Eddie891 Talk Work 13:42, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
I might suggest expanding the hook to
  • ALT1 ... that Dilys Price, who was the world's oldest female solo parachute jumper, conducted over 1,139 solo jumps before retiring at the age of [AGE when you verify it]?
--Eddie891 Talk Work 13:42, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
@Eddie891: The date of birth is verifiable to Guinness World Records official Twitter feed. I'm always a little uncomfortable about citing something only to Twitter, though, what do you think? Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 13:46, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
@Eddie891: @Ritchie333: The date of birth is in the Guinness World Records page (8th reference in the reflist) as well as their Twitter feed.MerielGJones (talk) 11:17, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
Ok that seems good enough. How about her age at retirement? Was it 85 or 86? MerielGJones. Best, Eddie891 Talk Work 17:47, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
@Eddie891: @Ritchie333: OK, I have added citation to the Guinness Record webpage at the start of the article, as evidence of date of birth and parchute jump. In ref 3 (BBC obit) it says she gave away her parachute aged 86. I have therefore cited it after the sentence 'After parachuting for 32 years, Price stopped doing solo jumps when she was aged 86.[1] ' (She did at least one tandem jump after this, and others have done tandem jumps aged up to 102. Dilys Price's record is for a solo parachute jump.) I have also now changed the wording about when she stopped solo jumps. After thinking about it, if she had made a solo jump after the one when she was 80 years and 315 days old, that later jump would be the record. 'After the 2013 jump, Price stopped doing solo jumps and sold her parachute when she was aged 86.[1]' (Also moved sentence about oxygen assisted jump to keep things in time order.) OK? MerielGJones (talk) 21:24, 18 October 2020 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ a b "Dilys Price: World's oldest female skydiver dies". BBC News. Retrieved 12 October 2020.

Year of the Rabbit (ballet)

  • ... that when choreographer Justin Peck requested to use Sufjan Stevens's music for the ballet Year of the Rabbit, Stevens was initially "flabbergasted"? Source: "SUFJAN STEVENS You know, actually, when you first approached me I was rolling my eyes, because I was so flabbergasted that you wanted to use this music that most of my fans disliked and that was an anomaly for me." ([42])
    • ALT1:... that musician Sufjan Stevens, who initially disliked ballet, allowed his music to be used in Year of the Rabbit after choreographer Justin Peck invited him to various performances performances? Source: "But when Justin invited me to do the “Rabbit” ballet, he persuaded me to have an education and kind of curated my experience. He would say, come and watch this, watch that, then we would talk about it." ([43])

Created by Corachow (talk). Self-nominated at 15:44, 13 October 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on October 13[edit]

Expulsion of Istanbul Greeks (1964–1965)

Source: "Kaliber, Alper (2019). "Re-engaging the Self/other Problematic in Post-positivist International Relations: The 1964 Expulsion of Greeks from Istanbul Revisited". Southeast European and Black Sea Studies. 19 (3): 10. doi:10.1080/14683857.2019.1651082. ISSN 1468-3857. S2CID 201349840. Retrieved 15 September 2020. The expulsion of Istanbul Greeks in 1964 constituted the final stage of Turkish governments’ deliberate moves since 1914 to Turkify the economic, societal and cultural life in the country., p. 18: "The expulsion of the Greeks of Istanbul began in 1964 and continued into 1965. However, I will use the phrase ‘the expulsion of the Greeks of Istanbul in 1964"

Created by Alexikoua (talk). Self-nominated at 15:59, 19 October 2020 (UTC).

Reception of war criminals

Created by Buidhe (talk). Self-nominated at 07:30, 14 October 2020 (UTC).

  • Given the nature of the subject and the wording of the hook, this nomination probably needs a very close look and perhaps reviews by more than one editor. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 11:30, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
  • I will quote sources here. Note, all the news sources are hard news, not opinion pieces:

Brammertz, who was interviewed during a visit to Serbia, warned that in some countries, convicted war criminals are considered heroes and glorified by politicians, and war crimes are still being denied, sending out negative signals to potential witnesses.
“We cannot change the political reality, we cannot change the fact that in this country [Serbia], as in others, there are politicians who celebrate war criminals, which is an insult to the victims of these crimes, but we hope that there are enough politicians in positions who will support this process,” he said.

Politicians on all sides undermine judicial accountability for war crimes and support glorification of war criminals as heroes.

War criminals are still glorified across ex-Yugoslavia. ...
Unfortunately, political elites in other ex-Yugoslav states [besides Serbia] are just as quick to embrace their own war criminals. In September 2018, Defense Minister Damir Krsticevic greeted "General Mirko Norac" at an event marking an anniversary of a Croatian wartime operation, Medacki Dzep, to the cheers of those attending. Norac had been stripped of his rank after being sentenced for war crimes...
In Bosnia, supporters of suspected war criminal Atif Dudakovic took to the streets to protest his arrest in April this year. The popular general and 16 of his aides are charged with killing over 300 people, abuse of civilians and prisoners, and destroying dozens of Serb churches and religious buildings. Dudakovic has not yet been convicted, despite a video recording showing him ordering his soldiers to execute two prisoners "on the spot."...
In Kosovo, the state's parliament held a minute of silence to mark the death of convicted war criminal Haradin Bala in February this year.

The glorification of one's own crimes and the contempt for victims of others is a common denominator of sociopolitical existence in post-Yugoslavian societies.

— Branko Sekulić, Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe https://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2190&context=ree

Many Serbs consider Krajisnik and other Bosnian Serb wartime officials as heroes despite the U.N. war crimes convictions against them.

There is no legal obstacle to war criminals holding public office in Kosovo after they serve their sentences, and senior officials have repeatedly given them jobs, attended ceremonies in their honour and praised them as role models.

Despite mounting criticism, Croatian President Zoran Milanovic has presented an award to a Bosnian Croat war crimes suspect, decorating a wartime Croat police unit for their “contribution to the liberation of Croatia”.

The disheartening outcome of the legal proceedings [of the ICTY] seems to have enabled the rise of hate speech,, genocide denial, the glorification of convicted war criminals,, and the suppression of memorials for the victims in Republika Srpska... In addition to the explicit denial of the Srebrenica genocide, there is an ongoing glorification of convicted war criminals, through memorials, commemorative plaques, and the dedication of buildings.

— David Pettigrew, Mandate Interrupted: The Problematic Legacy of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, 19 Wash. U. GLOBAL Stud. L. REV. 381 (2020). https://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?handle=hein.journals/wasglo19&div=20&id=&page=

the glorification of ICTY indictees makes it all the more difficult for Serbian citizens to honestly assess the crimes for which these individuals stand accused, let alone their state’s complicity therein.

— Spoerri, M. (2011). Justice Imposed: How Policies of Conditionality Effect Transitional Justice in the Former Yugoslavia. Europe-Asia Studies, 63(10), 1827–1851. doi:10.1080/09668136.2011.618682

Additionally, the trials were used by Serbian politicians to glorify war criminals...

In Republic Srpksa and Serbia today, popular culture canonizes Karadžic. Children sign rhymes that glorify the war criminal, and the Serbian Orthodox Church considers sanctifying him.

— Doubt, K. (2007). Scapegoating and the Simulation of Mechanical Solidarity in Former Yugoslavia: “Ethnic Cleansing” and the Serbian Orthodox Church. Humanity & Society, 31(1), 65–82. doi:10.1177/016059760703100105

In Croatia, the real obstacle is the absurd conviction, nursed for nearly two decades, that the Croatian army cannot be guilty of war crimes because it was defending the nation. This has had a very important consequence: that war criminals are regarded as war heroes.

  • (t · c) buidhe 14:03, 16 October 2020 (UTC)

Don Johnson (sports executive)

5x expanded by Flibirigit (talk). Self-nominated at 19:20, 13 October 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on October 14[edit]

Honolulu Courthouse

Drawing of the Honolulu Courthouse as completed.
Drawing of the Honolulu Courthouse as completed.
  • ... that a group of prisoners building the Honolulu Courthouse (pictured) overpowered their supervising guards, seized gun batteries overlooking Honolulu, and attempted to open fire on nearby buildings? Source: "Forty men overpowered the guards and seized gun batteries overlooking Honolulu. Loaded cannon were trained on prominent buildings. But the prisoners lacked fire to set off the pieces." Greer, Richard A. "The Old Court House on Queen Street". Hawaii Historical Review, volume 1, number 5, page 80 (1963). link
  • ALT1:... that after the Hawaiian Legislature elected Kalākaua as king in 1874, an angry mob forced its way into the Honolulu Courthouse, attacked legislative members, and ransacked the building? Source: "At the old courthouse, the legislative assembly elected David Kalakaua in a tally of 39 to 6. Supporters of Queen Emma formed an angry mob and attacked members of the legislature as they left the courthouse. The rioters forced their way into the courthouse, destroying books, papers, and furniture, and many valuable records were lost." (Kneubuhl, Victoria Nālani (2000). Aliʻiōlani Hale: A Sentinel in Time. Honolulu: Judiciary History Center. ISBN 0-9619234-1-5. p. 33)
Gatling guns and soldiers during the 1874 election riot
Gatling guns and soldiers during the 1874 election riot

Moved to mainspace by Aoi (talk). Self-nominated at 11:27, 17 October 2020 (UTC).

The Legend of Dragoon

  • ... that developers of The Legend of Dragoon wrote down 100 names from A to N and selected character names from that list? Source: "We first made up 100 names using all characters, from 'A' to 'N'. From there we picked up the ones that we liked the best" [46]
    • ALT1:... that Dennis Martin and Takeo Miratsu did not meet each other while composing the music for The Legend of Dragoon? Source: "Believe it or not, I have never met Mr. Miratsu." [47]
    • ALT2:... that Dart from The Legend of Dragoon was intended to be a character in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale? Source: "PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale looked as if it was getting some DLC based on The Legend of Dragoon, specifically, a new fighter called Dart." [48]
    • ALT3:... that The Legend of Dragoon uses four CDs, the maximum allowed in a PlayStation case?Source: "...we were forced to spread the content over four CDs, which was the maximum number of discs that the fattest PSone game case could hold." [49]

Improved to Good Article status by Z1720 (talk). Self-nominated at 02:28, 15 October 2020 (UTC).

Paula Bataona Renyaan

Renyaan giving a speech
Renyaan giving a speech
  • ... that Paula Bataona Renyaan (pictured), the third female who became a police general in Indonesia, was also the first female to became a vice governor in Indonesia? Source: "Paula Bataona Dilantik Jadi Wagub". Mimbar Kekaryaan ABRI (in Indonesian). Jakarta. September 1998. p. 67; DD (5 October 1995). "Sari Berita Sosial-Politik: Kenaikan Pangkat 72 Pati ABRI". Kompas.

Moved to mainspace by Jeromi Mikhael (talk). Self-nominated at 08:48, 14 October 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on October 15[edit]

Charlotte Taylor (cricketer)

Created by Joseph2302 (talk). Self-nominated at 08:30, 19 October 2020 (UTC).

Dayahang Rai filmography

Dayahang Rai
Dayahang Rai

Created by CAPTAIN MEDUSA (talk). Self-nominated at 20:16, 15 October 2020 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg Would appreciate if next time, you put up the sources for the hook here in the nomination itself rather than making the reviewer hunt for them in the article. Also there is no need for wikilinking crime boss, police officer and bank robber in the hook. These are common words understood by most readers. Also I think there is a lot of adjective before Maoist and Madan Bhandari can be written as popular communist leader. My suggestion ALT0a: ... that the film roles of Nepali actor Dayahang Rai (pictured) include a crime boss, a Maoist, the suspected killer of a popular communist leader, a police officer, and a bank robber? Roller26 (talk) 14:32, 16 October 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on October 16[edit]

MeleTOP

Neelofa and Nabil on MeleTOP
Neelofa and Nabil on MeleTOP
  • Reviewed: Callaway Arts & Entertainment
  • Comment: The image isn't actually of the moment when she announces she's leaving (they stopped putting episodes under Creative Commons by then), it's just a representative shot of them together, before she started wearing hijab.

Created/expanded by GRuban (talk). Self-nominated at 17:45, 19 October 2020 (UTC).

General Electric Building

General Electric Building
General Electric Building
  • ... that the RCA Victor Building (pictured) became the General Electric Building after RCA moved to the RCA Building, later the GE Building? Source: (1) Balfour, Alan (1978). Rockefeller Center: Architecture as Theater. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc. p. 19. (2) Hampson, Rick (May 22, 1993). "N.Y. building name changes confusing". Las Vegas Review Journal. Associated Press. p. 13b.
    • ALT1:... that the facade of the General Electric Building (pictured) was meant to blend in with the adjacent St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church? Source: New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission; Dolkart, Andrew S.; Postal, Matthew A. (2009). Postal, Matthew A. (ed.). Guide to New York City Landmarks (4th ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons. p. 119.
    • ALT2:... that the General Electric Building's tip contains Gothic tracery with four electric deities atop the roof? Source: same as ALT1
    • ALT3:... that the RCA Victor Building was only occupied by RCA for two years? Source: (1) "RCA Moving Uptown; Radio Corporation Will Occupy Three Floors at 570 Lexington Av". The New York Times. April 24, 1931. (2) "R.C.A. Chiefs to Move to Rockefeller Plaza; National Broadcasting Co. to Follow Later". The New York Times. June 2, 1933.

5x expanded by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 23:42, 16 October 2020 (UTC).

Corybantic Games

  • ... that the title of the ballet Corybantic Games is a reference to the Corybants in Greek Mythology, even though the music was inspired by Plato's Symposium? Source: "Not to be confused with Corbynites, the Corybants were the dancing worshippers of the Phrygian goddess Cybele." ([51]) "But rather than referencing the text that inspired Bernstein’s music – Plato’s Symposium on Love – Wheeldon conjures a more generic classical world of athletes, acolytes and lovers, presided over by Tierney Heap as an Amazonian goddess." ([52])
    • ALT1:... that the ballet Corybantic Games marked the first time Erdem Moralıoğlu designed for men? Source: "This week has been tied up with fittings for the ballet — a five-month project for which he is costuming 24 ballet dancers, including men for the very first time" ([53])
  • Reviewed: Hideaway (U.S. Senate)
  • Comment: None of the sources explicitly mentioned Greek mythology, but the first line of the Corybants (Korybantes) Wiki article mentions Greek mythology and the description matches the sources so I went with that. I think ALT1 has to be rephrased, just not sure how.

Created by Corachow (talk). Self-nominated at 21:53, 16 October 2020 (UTC).

Hideaway (U.S. Senate)

A hideaway in the United States Capitol
A hideaway in the United States Capitol
  • Reviewed: Forthcoming

Created by Chetsford (talk). Self-nominated at 17:52, 16 October 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg @Chetsford: Article new enough, long enough, sourced, neutral and plagiarism free. The image is free, used in article and clear. Hook is interesting but next time please attach the hook here rather than making the reviewer search it in the article. QPQ not done. Corachow (talk) 21:42, 16 October 2020 (UTC)

Pinging nominator Chetsford. Need feedback from the community here.

First of all, I have concerns that the tone of the article is more tabloid than encyclopedic. We have some BLP issues in that article. What specifically jumped out at me was, "Senator Bob Packwood, meanwhile, is alleged to have sexually assaulted a woman in his hideaway" I don't even see Packwood's name in the source: 1 I went to Bob Packwood that claims, "a Washington Post story detailed claims of sexual abuse and assault from ten women", but the Washington Post source says, "unwanted sexual advances as reported by 10 women, mainly former staff members and lobbyists."2 There's an ocean of difference between "unwanted sexual advances" and "sexual abuse and assault"

Just removed from the article by another editor was an external link "An image of Joe Biden in his hideaway", which was nothing more than Biden sitting in a chair in front of a table, with no one else visible.

Feedback, anyone? — Maile (talk) 23:59, 18 October 2020 (UTC)

I agree that it needs some attention and, being both political and non-encyclopedic in tone, is not fit for DYK at present. Kingsif (talk) 01:20, 19 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Both the article and the hook are written as though the US Senate is all male. There are currently 26 US Senators who are women. Also Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has a private extra office space, as do some others in the House. Not that much difference from private corporate America, where management gets offices, but everybody else has a cubicle. — Maile (talk) 01:49, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

Far future in fiction, Near future in fiction

A fictional vision from 1922 of a floating city in 10,000 years, illustrating a Hugo Gernsback speculative article.
A fictional vision from 1922 of a floating city in 10,000 years, illustrating a Hugo Gernsback speculative article.

Created by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 07:30, 16 October 2020 (UTC).

Tláhuac metro station

Tláhuac bus terminal
Tláhuac bus terminal
  • ... that the bus terminal (pictured) next to Tláhuac metro station was officially opened 14 months after the station? Source: "El proyecto del paradero de Tláhuac fue uno de los pendientes con los que se inauguró la Línea 12 del Metro, el 30 de octubre pasado, y desató una serie de disputas entre representantes de 108 rutas de transporte concesionado que operan en esa zona del oriente del DF." [54]
    • ALT1:... that the bus terminal next to Tláhuac metro station was officially opened 14 months after the station due to the conflict of representatives of 108 concessionary transport routes? Source: "El proyecto del paradero de Tláhuac fue uno de los pendientes con los que se inauguró la Línea 12 del Metro, el 30 de octubre pasado, y desató una serie de disputas entre representantes de 108 rutas de transporte concesionado que operan en esa zona del oriente del DF." [55]
    • ALT2:... that the second birth within the Mexico City Metro facilities during 2020 occurred at Tláhuac metro station? Source: "Una usuaria del Metro dio a luz en la estación Tláhuac de la Línea 12, informó este domingo el Sistema de Transporte Colectivo (STC)." [56]
  • QPQ: Template:Did you know nominations/Polish Folk Dances
  • Comment: For ALT2, babies being born in the system are infrequent, between 3-5 per year. Source: "Los nacimientos en el Metro no son muy frecuentes, cuenta Luis Lamah, coordinador de Seguridad industrial e Higiene del STC, pues en promedio suceden entre tres y cuatro anualmente, aunque en 2019 cinco bebés nacieron en el Metro." [57]

5x expanded by Tbhotch (talk). Self-nominated at 03:40, 16 October 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on October 17[edit]

Adalet Cimcoz

  • ... that Turkish voice actress Adalet Cimcoz opened and curated her country's first long-standing woman-owned private art gallery? Source: "Ünlü dublaj sanatçısı ve yazar Adalet Cimcoz ..." (in Turkish) [58], " Adalet Cimcoz, 25 Aralık 1950'de çağdaş sanatın gelişimine katkı sağlayan Maya Sanat Galerisi'ni , Beyoğlu´nda Kallavi Sokak, 20 numaralı iki katlı bir apartmanın birinci katında açtı ve 1955 yılında kapanışına kadar yöneticiliğini yaptı. Maya Sanat Galerisi, Türkiye'nin uzun soluklu ve kurucusu kadın olan ilk özel sanat galerisidir." (in Turkish) [59]

Created by CeeGee (talk). Self-nominated at 13:17, 19 October 2020 (UTC).

Fanfare (ballet)

5x expanded by Corachow (talk). Self-nominated at 10:27, 19 October 2020 (UTC).

Shuttle-Centaur

Shuttle-Centaur booster on display at the Glenn Research Center
Shuttle-Centaur booster on display at the Glenn Research Center
  • ... that the Shuttle-Centaur booster on display at the Glenn Research Center (pictured) was once intended to send a space probe to Jupiter? Source: [61]
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created by Hawkeye7 (talk). Self-nominated at 12:05, 18 October 2020 (UTC).

Louis B. Costello

Board of The Bates Student in 1897, with Costello second from left in the top row and Brackett second from right in the bottom row
Board of The Bates Student in 1897, with Costello second from left in the top row and Brackett second from right in the bottom row
  • Reviewed: Herbert Payne
  • Comment: If we can get the six week limit waived, getting this on the main page for February 14 might be nice, as it's the couple's anniversary, and it's pretty romantic. :)

Improved to Good Article status by Rockhead126 (talk). Self-nominated at 19:12, 17 October 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on October 18[edit]

2b2t

2b2t's destroyed spawn-in area
2b2t's destroyed spawn-in area
  • ... that 2b2t, a no-rules Minecraft multiplayer server running since 2010, has gone to war against YouTube for the future of the server? Source: [62]
    • ALT1:... that 2b2t is a no-rules Minecraft multiplayer server running on the same map since 2010, with no player-bans and a hands-off administrator?
    • ALT2:... that 2b2t, a no-rules Minecraft multiplayer server running since 2010, has seen over 510,000 distinct Minecraft players join and explore its 8 terabyte map?
    • ALT3:... that 2b2t is a no-rules Minecraft multiplayer server running since 2010 with a world of over 8 terabytes in size?
    • ALT4:... that 2b2t is the oldest anarchy server in Minecraft, and over half a million players have joined and left their mark on it?
    • ALT5:... that 2b2t is a no-rules Minecraft multiplayer server running since 2010, making it the oldest anarchy server in Minecraft? Source: 2b2t is an "anarchy server," the oldest and most infamous of its kind. [63]
    • ALT6:... that 2b2t is a no-rules Minecraft multiplayer server running since 2010 with an initially procedurally generated world now exceeding 8 terabytes in size?
  • Comment: GA review. The alt hooks are a WP:SELFSOURCE from 2b2t's official web presence, the relevant quote is 2builders2tools is a minecraft server with the goal to never reset the world in a free for all no rules pvp environment, with little modification to the vanilla survival gamemode. The world is nine years and seven months old, with a size of 8376 GBs and over 513,255 players visiting at least once (see GA review). The main hook is from Kotaku, and the quote is pretty much just the title of the article.

Improved to Good Article status by Melofors (talk) and Leijurv (talk). Nominated by Leijurv (talk) at 18:06, 18 October 2020 (UTC).

2007 World Cup of Pool

5x expanded by Lee Vilenski (talk). Self-nominated at 17:59, 18 October 2020 (UTC).

Living instrument doctrine

Created by Buidhe (talk). Self-nominated at 04:05, 18 October 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on October 19[edit]

Metropolitan (bar)

  • ... that the New York City gay bar Metropolitan sits on a site formerly occupied by a colonial-era cemetery? Source: 1
    • ALT1:... that the New York City gay bar Metropolitan sits on a site formerly occupied by a colonial-era cemetery and a Prohibition-era speakeasy? Source: 1
  • Reviewed: Hallucinate (song)
  • Comment: ALT0 has potential as a hook for Halloween, if needed.

Created by Morgan695 (talk). Self-nominated at 21:48, 19 October 2020 (UTC).


QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg ALT0 is more concise and would work pretty well for Halloween (though it may possibly be worth noting that the bar only occupies part of the former cemetery's site, per the source). Per WP:DYK#Cited hook, I've copied the reference to the end of the sentence mentioning the hook fact. Great work on this page! This is good to go after you provide a QPQ. epicgenius (talk) 22:07, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

@Epicgenius: Thank you for the speedy review. QPQ has been completed. Morgan695 (talk) 22:40, 19 October 2020 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Looks good to go now. epicgenius (talk) 23:03, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

Turritopsis dohrnii

Created/expanded by Kimal20 (talk). Self-nominated at 20:53, 19 October 2020 (UTC).

John F. Yardley

  • ... that Yardley's Law states that "Pretty is what works"? Source: "He was also known for Yardley's law, "Pretty is what works." It was his response to a visitor who described the Mercury space capsule as looking like a wastepaper basket; the reply now belongs to the legion of wisdoms that originated in the American space industry and have passed into the vocabulary of technology folklore." [64]
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created by Hawkeye7 (talk). Self-nominated at 20:29, 19 October 2020 (UTC).

Snailfish

  • ... that snailfish can be found at more different ocean depths than any other family of fish?

Created by MitchG265 (talk). Self-nominated at 20:01, 19 October 2020 (UTC).

Lit Lounge

  • ... that writer and socialite Cat Marnell once described New York City nightclub Lit Lounge as "like Cheers... but with PCP and vodka"? Source: 1
    • ALT1:... that writer and socialite Cat Marnell once described New York City nightclub Lit Lounge as "such a piece-of-shit place in the best way possible"? Source: 1
  • Reviewed: to come

Created by Morgan695 (talk). Self-nominated at 18:32, 19 October 2020 (UTC).

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