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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
Section # of Hooks # Verified
November 24 1
December 3 3
December 8 1 1
December 17 2
December 19 2
December 22 1
December 23 1
December 26 1
December 27 1
December 31 1
January 5 1
January 6 1
January 7 2
January 9 1
January 10 2
January 14 3
January 15 2
January 16 2
January 17 1
January 18 3
January 21 2
January 22 2
January 23 1
January 25 3 1
January 26 3
January 27 7
January 28 1
January 29 7
January 30 5
January 31 3
February 1 8
February 2 8
February 3 9 3
February 4 7 2
February 5 3
February 6 6
February 7 7 1
February 8 6 2
February 9 9 5
February 10 8 4
February 11 4 2
February 12 11 6
February 13 7 2
February 14 9 3
February 15 7 1
February 16 6 2
February 17 1
Total 182 35
Last updated 02:02, 17 February 2020 UTC
Current time is 04:24, 17 February 2020 UTC [refresh]

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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To nominate an article[edit]

Read these instructions completely before proceeding.
For simplified instructions, see User:Rjanag/Quick DYK 2.
Create the nomination subpage.

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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On the nomination page, fill in the relevant information. See Template:NewDYKnomination and {{NewDYKnomination/guide}} for further information.

  • 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.
  • Add an edit summary e.g. "Nominating YOUR ARTICLE TITLE for DYK" and click Save page.
  • Make sure the nomination page is on your watchlist, so you can follow the review discussion.

In the current nominations section find the subsection for the date on which the article was created or on which expansion began (or, if a new Good Article, the date on which it became a GA), not the date on which you make the nomination.

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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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Frequently asked questions[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).

Where is my hook?[edit]

If you can't find the nomination you submitted to this nominations page, it may have been approved and is on the approved nominations page waiting to be promoted. It could also have been added to one of the prep areas, promoted from prep to a queue, or is on the main page.

If the nominated hook is in none of those places, then the nomination has probably been rejected. Such a rejection usually only occurs if it was at least a couple of weeks old and had unresolved issues for which any discussion had gone stale. If you think your nomination was unfairly rejected, you can query this on the DYK discussion page, but as a general rule such nominations will only be restored in exceptional circumstances.

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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.
  • Add a transclusion of the template back to this page so that reviewers can see it. It goes under the date that it was first created/expanded/listed as a GA. You may need to add back the day header for that date if it had been removed from this page.
  • 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.


Older nominations[edit]

Articles created/expanded on November 24[edit]

Subduction tectonics of the Philippines

  • ... that the Palawan Microcontinental Block which includes Palawan and Mindanao Islands, is colliding with the Philippine Mobile Belt? "Indenter-tectonics in the Philippines: Example from the Palawan Microcontinental Block - Philippine Mobile Belt Collision". Resource Geology. 55 (3): 189–198 [1]

Moved to mainspace by LkwkarenHKU (talk). Nominated by Graeme Bartlett (talk) at 23:47, 29 November 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg I'll be claiming this for review and hope to finish within the next few days, but for now, I was wondering if a better hook could be presented here. Right now, it's a little dry and basically discusses a fact instead of highlighting something interesting about the topic. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 05:26, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg There is still an unresolved deletion nomination of the lead image. This DN needs to close before hook can be promoted. -- P 1 9 9   16:03, 16 December 2019 (UTC)
  • I think this can go forward without the image. --evrik (talk) 20:28, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
  • I propose Alt1 and Alt2 which may not be so dry. On the topic of the image we are not using it in DYK, and I argue that it is not an infringement. I don't think the nominator looked at the images involved. Just confused the credit. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 11:14, 22 December 2019 (UTC)
The issue now is that ALT1 and ALT2 sound a bit too technical. Maybe the wording could be revised to make them more layman-friendly? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:43, 23 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Should we explain what ophiolite means in the hook? Graeme Bartlett (talk) 23:51, 30 December 2019 (UTC)
Since ophiolite is linked in the hooks, it can be optional. The issue for me here is more that mentioning that these belts exist or that they're getting younger isn't really eye-catching and still feels dry. I think it might be a better idea to try a hook that doesn't involve the ophiolite stuff as it just might be too technical. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:25, 31 December 2019 (UTC)
It sounds okay, but it's unspectacular. Perhaps we can try something as to how the plate tectonics are a factor as to why the region has many volcanoes? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 09:03, 5 January 2020 (UTC)
Do the microcontinents also have more hooky names, like "Palawia"? We could probably drop "in a process called subduction". Or describe it:
(I do think we need to qualify the hazard; parts of Yemen are a lot less safe...) HLHJ (talk) 04:59, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
I think that the alt4-6 would be OK factually, but the reviewer will have to figure out where the article supports those statements! Graeme Bartlett (talk) 04:17, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
ALT5 and ALT6 appear to be mentioned in the lede (with citations, although they seem to be paywalled for me), so it might be good enough for DYK purposes. Considering current events, the timing of this nomination is probably proper. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:13, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Not just yet, I was only responding to Graeme's comments about where those ALTs were supported. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 04:50, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Note scale. You must be breathing the 2020 Taal Volcano eruption, Narutolovehinata5, when you can't see it; hope it's not too unpleasant, and best wishes for your wellbeing. HLHJ (talk) 19:11, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
  • @HLHJ: I'm in Manila right now and won't come home until the weekend, so I was able to avoid the worst. It was really scary though since I could see the plume from my house, and the expressways were full of ash. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:22, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
    • Nice timing, I hope you've dodged it all. A pyrocumulus punching through the stratopause is spectacular, but from a caldera diameter away... Having your house closed should have reduced the amount of nasties settling inside, too, and the ash corrosion to your cloth, mild steel, and such. HLHJ (talk) 04:03, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
  • When CTRL+F-ing, it seems the first ref for the hook (in the lead of the article) only says "All of these trenches are recognized as earthquake generation regions and are natural hazards to the country," and the second ref doesn't use the word "hazard" or "danger" and upon reading doesn't mention potential risks at all   User:Dunkleosteus77 |push to talk  03:37, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
    • Alack, I didn't check the source. It doesn't seem implausible, and if it isn't in the source in some phrasing it may be citable elsewhere; a global geological hazard map, for instance. HLHJ (talk) 05:27, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Apologies, Graeme Bartlett; I forgot to sign the previous post (belatedly doing so now with the correct timestamp). The ping should go through this time. BlueMoonset (talk) 17:46, 2 February 2020 (UTC)
  • The second ping worked. This bit of the hook "most geologically hazardous regions on Earth" sounds interesting, but when I search for that, I find Nepal, Iran, Kuril Islands, and this very page. So perhaps it is writing to sound senational. so how about this variant?

Text supporting this from the first ref also supports alt4 and this alt7: "Tectonic setting of a composite terrane: A review of the Philippine island arc system":

  • PS Philippines has one l and a double pp. It took me a while to learn that! Graeme Bartlett (talk) 21:51, 3 February 2020 (UTC)


  1. ^ Yumul, Graciano P.; Dimalanta, Carla B.; Maglambayan, Victor B.; Marquez, Edanjarlo J. (2008), "Tectonic setting of a composite terrane: A review of the Philippine island arc system", Geosciences Journal, 12 (1): 7, Bibcode:2008GescJ..12....7Y, doi:10.1007/s12303-008-0002-0
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Full review needed now that the hook seems set. Thank you. BlueMoonset (talk) 17:43, 4 February 2020 (UTC)

Symbol question.svg Narutolovehinata5, are you still interested in reviewing this? Flibirigit (talk) 23:25, 15 February 2020 (UTC)

Unfortunately not, real life caught up with me and I no longer have enough time to review this. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 23:37, 15 February 2020 (UTC)
I am happy to address any issues raised still. So we need a new reviewer. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 06:19, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Full review still needed. BlueMoonset (talk) 06:27, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Doing... Starting a full review for nomination. Flibirigit (talk) 23:33, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

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

Overall: Symbol question.svg Article was moved to mainspace on November 24, and nominated within seven days. Length is adequate. Article is neutral in tone. No plagiarism issues detected. No photo is used in this nomination, but the charts used in the article are properly licensed. QPQ requirement is complete. Article has one maintenance tag, and I have a few questions on sourcing and citations below. Multiple hooks are suggested. I will look over each one and post here shortly. Flibirigit (talk) 23:59, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

Outstanding questions

  • In the section "Palawan–Central Philippines collision zone", it appears that the introductory sentence and the three listed items may not be cited. Can either of the citations in the subsequent sentences cover these?
  • In the section "Volcanic arcs", there is a [clarification needed] tag to resolve.
  • In the same section as above, I am unsure of the source of the final sentence in the paragraph. Maybe it's the previous citation?
  • There are a few paragraphs that do not end in a citation. While this is not a DYK failure, it is not clear what it the source of the ending sentences. Please see the sections "Late Oligocene – Early Miocene" and "Formation of Philippine Trench".
  • In the section "Tectonic hazards in the Philippines", there is no citation in the first subsection, "Volcanoes".
  • The use of diagrams is very thorough and adequate. I am curious if any consideration was given for photo of physical features such as volcanoes, trenches, et cetera. This is not a DYK criteria, but a general question.
  • Usually when multiple citations appear, they are in numerical order, such as [1][2][3]. This is not a DYK criteria, but a general suggestion.
I will post comments on the hooks shortly. Flibirigit (talk) 23:59, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

Hook comments

  • I agree with the above comments that ALT0, ALT1 and ALT2 are too dry and technical to be appealing to a broad audience. I have struck those hooks. I will analyze the remaining proposed hooks ALT3 to ALT7. Flibirigit (talk) 00:28, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
  • ALT3 would be interesting to a broad audience, and is factually correct. I do not see where it is explicity cited in the article though. The final sentence of the section "Palawan Microcontinental Block" is the only place in the article where I can find microcontents and subduction mention in the same sentence, but its not a great match to cite ALT3. The caption for the first image used in the article implies what is mentioned in the hook, but there is no citation in the caption. Flibirigit (talk) 00:48, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
  • ALT4 is somewhat interesting, and might appeal to a broad audience. It seems factually correct, but I cannot find any statement in the article that says X leads to Y with respect to the Palawan microcontinent and volcanoes. This could be revisited once the sourcing is more clear in the "Volcanoes" section as mentioned in the questions above. Flibirigit (talk) 01:00, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
  • ALT5 is interesting and would appeal to a broad audience. The hook uses the word "disturbances" which does not appear in the article, nor is defined. Citations for the hook are behind a paywall, and would be accepted by AGF. Flibirigit (talk) 01:55, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
  • ALT6 is interesting and would appeal to a broad audience, and is the best hooks suggested. My only concern here is the wording "most geologically hazardous regions on the planet" in the hook, versus "one of the most hazard-prone regions on Earth, which is frequently affected by volcanic activities, earthquakes and tsunami" in the introduction. It would be best to use more similar wording, specifically the word "geologically". Citations for the hook are behind a paywall, and would be accepted by AGF. Flibirigit (talk) 01:55, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
  • ALT7 is interesting and would appeal to a broad audience. I cannot find any statement in the article that says X leads to Y with respect to "extensive disturbances in the crust supporting the Philippines" and "produce many hazardous volcanoes and earthquakes" The hook uses the word "disturbances" which does not appear in the article, nor is defined. This could be revisited once the sourcing is more clear in the "Volcanoes" section as mentioned in the questions above. Flibirigit (talk) 01:55, 17 February 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 3[edit]

The Country Without a Post Office

  • Reviewed: Susmita Mohanty
  • Comment: Still looking for better hooks; maybe an image too.

Created by DiplomatTesterMan (talk). Self-nominated at 11:04, 3 December 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg @DiplomatTesterMan: There are a lot of hook options here...I'll come around to that in a minute. This is new enough and long enough, QPQ pending. I don't see any textual issues. As to the hooks...
  • ALT0: The abbreviation JNU is likely not recognizable enough for readers outside of India (I know I had to click the link).
  • ALT1: I've changed a couple of prepositions. I do worry it doesn't connect to the poem connection enough. That said, I think it's the best option of these. (Also, "accused" has one S.)
  • ALT2: This just doesn't...read right to me.
  • ALT3: Sounds repetitive.
  • ALT4: You kind of have to know James Merrill to get this one.
  • ALT5: Not very interesting; many literary works are entered into congressional records and similar.
  • If there's a better hook that's recognizable to international readers and is focused on the poem collection, it may be better than ALT1, but that's the only hook I like right now. Ping me when a QPQ has been done. Raymie (tc) 18:22, 6 December 2019 (UTC)
@Raymie: QPQ added. DTM (talk) 09:13, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Approved for ALT1. Raymie (tc) 22:55, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but ALT1 is too long and really isn't about the subject. The article also needs copyediting for English grammar. Yoninah (talk) 00:53, 8 January 2020 (UTC)
  • You make a fair point on the hook. Yoninah, thoughts? Hopefully DTM can do more copyediting; these Indian English articles are definitely a bit of an issue for me to appropriately edit. Raymie (tc) 00:59, 8 January 2020 (UTC)
ALT6: ... that "The Country Without a Post Office" describes Kashmir as "a land of doomed addresses" in the 1990s, as postal services were stopped for seven months?
  • Thanks. I'll take a look at the alt later. But it's not Indian English to begin sentences with The poem was penned down against the backdrop of an armed uprising. Yoninah (talk) 01:04, 8 January 2020 (UTC)
Yoninah I don't quite follow. By saying it isn't Indian English do you mean that the sentence structure is bad in general, or how someone other than an Indian would talk. I can give it for copyedit if you think the grammar is that bad. My bad. Confused.png Cry.png Face-glasses.svg DTM (talk) 15:39, 8 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg OK, I gave the article a thorough edit. I tried to add another sentence showing notability to the lead, but it needs to be embellished, to explain why they are citing the title. In the second paragraph of "Impact and legacy", please explain in a few words what the revocation of Article 370 was, so we can understand what the poem's title has to do with it. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 23:22, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Sorry for the delay in replying. The editing done makes the article much better. Two main points have been asked:
  1. It needs to be embellished, to explain why they are citing the title?
  2. In "Impact and legacy" please explain in a few words what the revocation of Article 370 was, so we can understand what the poem's title has to do with it.
  • Will try to answer these and make the changes in the article accordingly.DTM (talk) 09:11, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
  • I have tried addressing the questions, as well as making more changes to other sections of the article. I hope it is ok now? DTM (talk) 09:21, 6 February 2020 (UTC)
Maybe now with this expansion different DYK hooks can be chosen too, apart from the one above. DTM (talk) 09:22, 6 February 2020 (UTC)

@DiplomatTesterMan: yes, the article looks much better now. Thanks for the expansion. Would you now like to propose other hooks so we can finish up this review? Yoninah (talk) 22:10, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

Ocean Wind

Created by Djflem (talk). Self-nominated at 10:53, 7 December 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, well sourced. QPQ done. Hook in policy. Earwig shows minor copyvio in the paragraph starting “Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind...”, please reword this. The hook could be more concise: “ that Ocean Wind will become the largest offshore wind farm in the United States?”
Onceinawhile (talk) 00:06, 20 December 2019 (UTC)
ALT is fine by me.Djflem (talk) 07:26, 23 December 2019 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Onceinawhile (talk) 08:17, 23 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg This nomination is not ready as there are numerous bald URLs and also dead links. I started formatting the references but too many didn't open. IMO a different hook should be sought, as by 2024 there may be bigger wind farms. Yoninah (talk) 23:26, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
@Yoninah:. Refs are all formatted now.Djflem (talk) 09:04, 19 January 2020 (UTC)
I did some spot checking and am convinced it is ok to say "...is expected to become..." or similar, if that would work. See for example this recent article [2] which reviews all the major planned offshore wind farms. Ocean Wind is definitely the biggest scheduled by 2024. Onceinawhile (talk) 00:04, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
  • @Djflem: is that the best you can do for footnotes 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17? Yoninah (talk) 01:16, 21 January 2020 (UTC) Yoninah (talk) 01:17, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
@Yoninah: Refs done. Hook can stay. Djflem (talk) 19:03, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Thank you. Restoring tick for ALT1, though I have my reservations about the hookiness of the hook. Yoninah (talk) 22:54, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg This nomination has been bothering me for a long time: the wording of the hook strikes me as a violation of WP:CRYSTAL: this is a proposed wind farm, the construction hasn't even started yet, and schedules are notorious for being pushed out by years. A lot can go wrong between now and then, so I have struck ALT1. Wording like "as proposed" and/or "is set to become" could deal with the hook issue; another issue is the prose, for example, in the "On-shore interconnection" sub-section, where what's written doesn't make sense. BlueMoonset (talk) 01:48, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: have "unstruck" my original hook & edited the section in question.Djflem (talk) 16:37, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Djflem, I was thinking that there might be an interesting hook to be made of the fact that the 1100 megawatt Ocean Wind will be using the decomissioned 619 megawatt Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station's electrical infrastructure to connect to the New Jersey grid. (That's a 77% greater generating capacity from wind than from nuclear.) The generation capacity of Oyster Creek would need to be added to that section, which I'm afraid still needs further prose work. The original hook might be more interesting if its size were given, or some indication of how it compares to the current largest (again, this would need to be added to the article). BlueMoonset (talk) 17:55, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: You are welcome to add any info and more references you'd like to to build out that section the along the lines you're suggesting, but don't know that it would make the hook any more interesting. I will trim it the basics (leaving the references in place) clearing the way. The three ALTS are cited inline, and a few editors have found them fine, and think it best to not hold it up any longer.Djflem (talk) 20:44, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Pinging Onceinawhile and Yoninah: would you be okay with the original hook? Or is another approach needed? If the latter, and you think my idea above sounds interesting, I'll see what I can do to turn it into an actual hook and add the necessary sourced material to the article. BlueMoonset (talk) 22:59, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
I quite like your “is set to become” or “ is currently set to become” solution. Onceinawhile (talk) 00:12, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: I'm glad at least someone agreed with my assessment that a lot could change between now and 2024. I'm all for a different hook. Yoninah (talk) 00:17, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Okay, here's a first attempt at an alternate approach to the hook, now that I've redone that section of the article:
There are probably additional approaches, and if these aren't hooky enough we might try to add back that this is the largest proposed one in the U.S. Also, "is to connect to" could become "has secured the rights to connect to" (or even "is set to connect to") if that seems better. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:37, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
The first is the best; others try to say too much & are too wordy. Hooks with the superlatives (biggest, smallest, most, least), like this are "hooky". Additionally, Ocean Wind is an "offshore" wind farm, an important fact (which is a big deal since there is only one small operating in the USA). "Of all proposed" makes it more than clear that it is proposed (not crystal ball). Technically it isn't in NJ, the territorial jurisdiction of which ends 3 miles from the low water line.Djflem (talk) 16:11, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
Djflem, we tend to give a certain amount of deference to the nominator, so if Yoninah is okay with the original hook at this point, then I'll let her supply the tick. If not, here's an ALT2b based on ALT2a that addresses the factual issues with the original ALT2 variants, both now struck (I think the comparison with the nuclear power plant is more effective than a superlative):
Adding something like "the largest such in the U.S.," before "is to connect to" would add a superlative if it's needed/desirable. —BlueMoonset (talk) 17:57, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
Pinging User:Lee Vilenski, User:BlueMoonset, User:Yoninah, User:Onceinawhile

"is to connect to" is an odd irregular form to speak about the future and is not effective in a hook; plus it's a crystal ball: How do we know it's going to connect(?), since as has been mentioned, anything can change. The link to concisely handled "of all proposed" offshore windfarms is better than (the uncertain connection) to the closed nuclear power plant. Djflem (talk) 18:25, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

  • Okay, I think I've spent enough time on this nomination. I had already covered the "is to connect to" by supplying alternates phrasings above that certainly aren't "crystal ball", but those are being ignored. I'll let the rest of you hash this out, but if you don't think that the comparison showing a new offshore windfarm having significantly more generating capacity than a nuclear power plant is hooky and interesting, then we have very different ideas about what makes a good hook. (And ideas about what is hooky and what is not do vary widely around DYK.) BlueMoonset (talk) 19:46, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset:. Thanks for your help with cleaning up the article.Djflem (talk) 20:17, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Hi, saw myself pinged. I still find ALT0 rather boring and in line with all our "biggest", "longest", "oldest" hooks—a superfluousness that probably made them want to write the article in the first place, but doesn't make arresting hooks. ALT2, on the other hand, is terrific. I would tweak it this way to get rid of the awkward phrasing:
  • ALT2a: ... that a proposed 1100-megawatt wind farm in New Jersey will connect to the regional transmission grid via a closed 619-megawatt nuclear power plant?
  • Symbol confirmed.svg ALT2a hook refs verified and cited inline. Rest of review per Onceinawhile. ALT2a good to go. Yoninah (talk) 21:22, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
Symbol possible vote.svg.If you'r going to review, please read the discussion above and the problems with the ALT you are approving, which is factually incorrect and crystal ball. (Find it highly irregular to make and approve one's own proposal in one go. Is that normal practice at DYK?) As all other issues have been resolved, there is no reason to hold up this nom & original hook any further.Djflem (talk) 21:50, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
  • What are you referring to? I didn't write the ALT2 hook. I just changed is to connect to will connect and planned to proposed. All these I saw in the source. It does not seem crystal ball to me because of the word "proposed". It is just talking about the proposal. Your ALT0 also uses the word proposed, but I dislike superlative hooks. I have given my approval tick to ALT2a. If someone else wants to approve (and promote) your original hook, be my guest. Yoninah (talk) 22:42, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

As was earlier corrected, the proposed offshore windfarm is not in NJ, is it? How do you know that it "will" connect to the nuclear power plant? Djflem (talk) 23:53, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Cecylia and Maciej Brogowski

Created by Cyzbig (talk) and Piotrus (talk). Nominated by Piotrus (talk) at 10:52, 6 December 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article is new enough (3 December), long enough (2,170), NPOV, effective use of inline citations. No obvious copyvio, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing. Hook is interesting and short enough and cited inline and verifiable. Adequate QPQ provided. Good to go with ALT0. Cowlibob (talk) 21:08, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but this article gives no background or biography about the people the page is named for. Right now it is better named Rescue of Irena Sznycer. Can you provide any biographical details about the couple themselves? Yoninah (talk) 00:35, 3 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for picking this up, I apologise for not doing so. It looks like all the information is around her rescue. The only details that are present are the year of birth and death of the couple, where they lived and how many children they had. So this article needs to be edited to redirect the focus. Cowlibob (talk) 13:05, 3 January 2020 (UTC)
@Piotrus and Cyzbig: Courtesy ping regarding above issue. Cowlibob (talk) 17:21, 8 January 2020 (UTC)
@Yoninah and Cowlibob: Most biographies of the Righteous Among the Nations follow a similar format - they are individuals who are otherwise not notable for much else in their lives, and not much else is known about them outside the events related to WWII. The topic is notable and the article is long enough and as such I think it is eligible for DYK. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 17:58, 8 January 2020 (UTC)
Piotrus, no one has said that the article is not notable, long enough or ineligible for DYK. Yoninah simply suggested renaming the article to a more appropriate title, or otherwise adding more biographical details to make the current title more appropriate. 97198 (talk) 00:45, 10 January 2020 (UTC)
Fair enough, through my reply to this is that I think the article has an appropriate focus (or at least standard). So while more expansion would be nice I do not think it is likely. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 19:24, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
I've removed the orphan tag from the article as it's no longer applicable. Might be worth adding a few more links to existing articles though (and maybe the nav template at the bottom. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 19:47, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 17[edit]


  • ... that a nucleoid is the bacterial way of keeping massively large DNA (1000-times larger than a bacterial cell itself) compact and well-organized?
    • ALT1:... that a nucleoid is the bacterial way of keeping massively large DNA compact and well organized?

5x expanded by Vermasc (talk). Self-nominated at 19:00, 19 December 2019 (UTC).

  • Hi Vermasc and welcome to Wikipedia. I regret to inform you that the pages at Nucleoid and Micropeptide are not eligible for DYK. Please consider reading the DYK rules again to understand the purpose of this project as it relates to newly created/expanded articles. Raymie (tc) 19:31, 19 December 2019 (UTC)
    • @Raymie: I believe that this DYK nomination is eligible under the 5x expansion criterion using content developed outside of article namespace. I can confirm that the content of this article was copied across from this page where it was initially written by Jogmiez and published under CC BY 4.0 as part of PLOS's 'Topic Pages' format to provide useful compatibly-licensed content for Wikipedia pages. Previous DYK examples in the format: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. T.Shafee(Evo&Evo)talk 00:08, 20 December 2019 (UTC)
      • @Evolution and evolvability: My apologies! The incorrect title and some other issues with the plugin I used prevented me from catching this. I am fixing the nomination listing and reinstating it under 17 December. Raymie (tc) 00:36, 20 December 2019 (UTC)
        • @Raymie: No problem, sorry for the confusion caused! I'm happy to help out with any further things that come up. T.Shafee(Evo&Evo)talk 01:19, 20 December 2019 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg Getting to my proper review. New enough and long enough. This would be the nominator's first DYK credit—indeed, they don't have any other activity on the account but are the lead author on the PLOS Genetics listing. @Vermasc and Evolution and evolvability:, which one is the hook source/location? The article is large enough—58,000 prose characters—that I'm not finding it. As to the hook itself, ALT1 is better suited for the DYK but it doesn't seem right. Is there a better hook to be had? Raymie (tc) 07:03, 21 December 2019 (UTC)
@Raymie: Although doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1008456 could conceivably be the source reference, I think it's worth avoiding using it in this context, since it was also the source of the content. The appropriate reference for hook1=doi:10.1002/jcb.20519 and hook2=doi:10.1016/j.mib.2014.10.001. As for alternative hooks, are you thinking something snappier? Possible image might be cropped half of File:Subhash nucleoid 11.png. T.Shafee(Evo&Evo)talk 08:51, 21 December 2019 (UTC)
@Evolution and evolvability: I'll AGF on those then since they are paywalled. It's more the phrasing. I might write it like this with the same source: would you approve? Raymie (tc) 02:01, 22 December 2019 (UTC)
ALT2: that in bacteria, nucleoids keep massively large DNA compact and well organized?
Using the singular is probably more more accurate (ALT3), but otherwise looks good. T.Shafee(Evo&Evo)talk 08:39, 22 December 2019 (UTC)
ALT3: that in bacteria, a nucleoid keeps the large quantity of DNA compact and well organized?
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg @Raymie: I think Alt 2 sounds best. --evrik (talk) 21:23, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
  • My choice is for ALT3, per the nominator's scientific judgment, but another nominator should make the call. Thank you Evrik for the ping. Raymie (tc) 22:56, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Which section or paragraph contains the information to verify the hook? Flibirigit (talk) 23:17, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Section #Background paragraph 1 (two refs at paragraph end) and section #Macrodomains paragraph 3 (ref at end of first sentence). T.Shafee(Evo&Evo)talk 10:18, 11 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Thanks. The article has been put together well and is very informative. I have a few small questions. The hook is verified, but the citation appears after a subsequent sentence. The citation must be at the end of the sentence which contains the hook. Sorry, that is a strict DYK rule. In the "Nucleoid-associated proteins (NAPs)" section, there are two whole paragraphs without a citation. Does [17] apply to the whole chart "Properties and the abundance of major nucleoid-associated proteins of E. coli"? There are several paragraphs which have citations within them, but also have multiple sentences at the end which do not appear to be cited. While this is not a DYK policy issue, I am unsure where the information came from. Flibirigit (talk) 17:30, 11 February 2020 (UTC)
  • No problem - I'll go through later this week to check the references and move/copy to the relevant locations where they're effectively supporting multiple statements. I agree that the current ref placement (espec in the missle of paragraphs) isn't good practice for being able to work out the real provenance of the info. T.Shafee(Evo&Evo)talk 23:12, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the update. I will keep an eye out for changes. Flibirigit (talk) 23:28, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

Kambo cleanse

A kambo ceremony
A kambo ceremony
  • ... that people willingly burn their skin and spread frog poison on the wound to detox themselves (pictured)?

Created by OneUpOnUs (talk). Self-nominated at 22:42, 17 December 2019 (UTC).

  • Problematic from WP:NPOV/WP:FRINGE perspective, because people do not "detox" themselves, they attempt to "detox" themselves; and then this kind of detoxification is not actually a thing, it's a fake concept. Alexbrn (talk) 09:30, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
Yes, I had the same concerns; a better phrasing might be something like
I completely agree with both of you, such an obvious mistake. I like SpicyMilkBoy's alternate hook and I also have a another suggestion (although I think I still prefer SpicyMilkBoy's).
  • ALT0b ... that people willingly burn their skin and spread frog poison on the wound in the mistaken belief that they are detoxing themselves (pictured)? — Preceding unsigned comment added by OneUpOnUs (talkcontribs) 22:20, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
Just a comment, the link is somewhat misleading because it looks like it would link to the detox article rather than Kambo cleanse. It's best to state the name of the article in the hook. :) SpicyMilkBoy (talk) 23:07, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
In that case I still prefer yours. OneUpOnUs (talk) 23:11, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
ALT0b could be interpreted to say that you can "detox" yourself, which in the alt-med sense is meaningless. ALTa works, but I'd suggest something more likely to pique curiosity than rejection. 04:56, 21 December 2019 (UTC)
In all of these suggestions, the reference is to "people." Is it better to say something like, "people in the West have been using a traditional medicine treatment…" or "indigenous people of South America have used Kambo cleanse, a practice that has spread to the West"? I don't think these specific suggestions are great, but note that it becomes clearer what is meant by "people." TheGreatConsultingDetective (talk) 09:22, 21 December 2019 (UTC)
That's a good point. Perhaps something like this (although the phrasing isn't so catchy - maybe someone else can punch it up):
  • ALT1: ... that kambo, a traditional practice among indigenous South Americans in which frog poison is applied to burnt skin, is used as alternative medicine in the West?
  • ALT0d ... that participants willingly burn their skin and apply frog poison to the wound in kambo, a South American folk medicine practice that has spread to the West?
I'm not sure about ALT0c because the "detoxification marketing myth" bit or equivalent wording isn't in the article and might be hard to include without getting into WP:SYNTH territory (even though it's obviously true). SpicyMilkBoy (talk) 17:14, 21 December 2019 (UTC)
The fact that something can kill you is always hooky. You'd almost think that we humans take an instinctive interest in learning about lethal dangers.Face-smile.svg The "marketing myth" is cited in the article liked to from "detoxification", which I think is acceptable, as that's what a reader will naturally click on if they want information about marketing myths.
There is a somewhat odd practice, especially in the US, of specifying ethnicity in medical contexts, despite the fact that it is usually either irrelevant or a proxy measure (say, for how many malarial ancestors you've had, or for poverty). I suspect this is an expression of a deep-running belief that the US-genic hypodescentic caste system has biological foundations (which it doesn't; biology is not hypodescentic). If the hook is talking about medical effects, not cultural context, I'm not sure that we need to distinguish traditional indigenous people from other people. The reader will probably figure out that we mean human people. While it's obvious that the Westerners modify the practice and use it differently, and this may make it more dangerous, frankly it would be more worth mentioning if they didn't, and this topic is a completely different hook. If we do go with a cultural hook (like ALT1 and ALT0d) we should say that the indigenous people are Panoans, rather than using only descriptive exonyms. HLHJ (talk) 21:10, 21 December 2019 (UTC)
Very good points - to be clear, what led me to specify indigenous vs. Western use of the procedure is that it seems ahistorical to refer to the traditional practices as "pseudoscience", "alternative medicine", or "detoxing" - but it's fair enough to say that it should be assumed that the Western practices are different. We could bypass that issue entirely with a phrasing like
  • ALT2: ... that multiple deaths have been associated with the kambo cleanse, which involves burning one's skin and applying frog poison to the wound?
Except this hook doesn't explain exactly why people would do that - but maybe that'll make people want to click the link and find out. SpicyMilkBoy (talk) 22:18, 21 December 2019 (UTC)
No that could work, the "cleanse" part hints at the reason why people do it enough I think OneUpOnUs (talk) 23:43, 21 December 2019 (UTC)
Entirely agree on the ahistoricity; ALT0c, I think, accommodates this by addressing only the motives and outcomes for some participants (frankly, I know nothing about the traditional practice). "Cleanse" is a good hint, and we don't have to say why; ALT3 would be OK, though I think it weaker than ALT0c. HLHJ (talk) 02:05, 22 December 2019 (UTC)
That's a good option too. I think we might as well leave this up to the DYK reviewers now - we've given them a lot of hooks to choose from. And I'm getting tired of typing all these colons. :P SpicyMilkBoy (talk) 02:09, 22 December 2019 (UTC)
Agreed. Although I've just thought, since "detox" does have some legitimate meanings, perhaps the wl should make this clear. HLHJ (talk) 16:56, 22 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Full review needed, including of the various ALT hooks. BlueMoonset (talk) 02:35, 28 December 2019 (UTC)
Reviewing..., at least you guys gave me a lot to work with. Toreightyone (talk) 15:40, 1 January 2020 (UTC)
Initial Review:

Newness:☑Y - created a day before nomination
Length:☑Y - 5664 B
Copyvio Check:☑Y - 36.7%, but the percentage is attributed to the quotes
Sources:☑Y - every claim is sufficiently sourced, great use of scholarly articles

Length:☑Y - all are <250 characters
Image:???? - For the image provided, I'm just curious as to where it mentions that the video is under CC BY-SA 3.0, usually Youtube videos would have to disclose the copyright within the description, within the video, or on their separate website. The only thing I found on [3] was that they reserve the rights to copyright.
Content: ☑Y - for ALTs 0a, 0d, 1, 4; I'll let the promoting admin decide as they all work
Source:☑Y - within the article
QPQ:☑Y - Not required as first DYK nomination

Overall: Symbol question.svg Everything is good to go for ALTs 0a, 0d, 1, or 4, although some concerns need to be addressed regarding the image - please see the comments above. Thanks, Toreightyone (talk) 18:03, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for your review. The video the image comes from is this one on YouTube, it mentions in the description that it's licensed under Creative Commons. When I click on the CC link in the video's description it takes me to a Youtube help page on CC. From there I clicked on the "CC BY" link taking me to the CC 3.0 page https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode which I understood to mean that the video was CC BY-SA 3.0 licensed. Hopefully I've done that correctly, it was my understanding that Youtube videos under CC license can be used? OneUpOnUs (talk) 00:33, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg ... How did I not see that, I honestly don't know how I overlooked that. Everything is good to go! I also substituted the CC BY-SA 3.0 license on the commons page with a Youtube-specific template. Thanks, Toreightyone (talk) 02:21, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
No problem :) OneUpOnUs (talk) 02:30, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote ALT4, but there is no mention of the detoxification marketing myth in the article. The talk page also has a lengthy discussion of the impartiality of the article, so this will not be promoted anytime soon. Yoninah (talk) 18:14, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
Yoninah, I agree it's not yet ready. The article has some MEDRS problems (I think I've fixed or templated most of them). "Myth" is cited in the detox article to which it links; it this acceptable, or should it be repeated in the main linked article too? That kambo is a "detox" variant is now cited in the article, along with "detox" being a marketing strategy. HLHJ (talk) 05:36, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

Wanted to comment in support of ALT0a. It's straight to the point and makes it clear that detoxing is a psuedoscience. Nice4What (talk · contribs) – (Don't forget to share a Thanks ) 19:20, 3 February 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 19[edit]

Arlo Parks

  • ... that 19 year-old Arlo Parks released her EP Super Sad Generation about depression and drug abuse amongst modern-day youth, before writing her GCE Advanced Level exams? Source: Apple Music "5 April 2019"; MusicWeek "...where she recently completed her A-Levels."; Nouse "touching on themes of drug abuse, mental health and other issues that our generation seems to struggle with."
    • ALT1: ... that in one year, 19 year-old Arlo Parks completed her GCE Advanced Levels and released her debut EP Super Sad Generation about depression and drug abuse amongst modern-day youth?
    • ALT2: ... that in one year, 19 year-old Arlo Parks completed her GCE Advanced Levels and released her debut EP Super Sad Generation which touches on themes of drug abuse, mental health and other issues that modern day youth struggle with?

Created by HeyitsBen (talk). Self-nominated at 22:54, 22 December 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, neutrally written, well referenced, no close paraphrasing seen. I have moved the cites out of the infobox and started a new section for her Musical style. The hooks are interesting, but it is not clear from the source exactly when she completed her GED, so ALT1 is the preferred hook. However, the article does not mention the hook fact about the album dealing with depression and drug abuse amongst modern-day youth. No QPQ needed for nominator with less than 5 DYK credits; the submitted QPQ is not complete. Yoninah (talk) 16:26, 29 December 2019 (UTC)
  • @Yoninah: I have adapted ALT1 to correctly quote the Nouse article. I never indicated that the nominator with less than 5 DYK credits needed to complete a QPQ. What more must I do to complete the submitted QPQ? heyitsben!! talk 10:41, 9 January 2020 (UTC)
  • @HeyitsBen: Hi, I'm sorry my matter-of-fact reviewing style wasn't clear to you. I was stating that you, the nominator, have less than 5 DYK credits and so do not need to submit a QPQ. However, since you did submit a QPQ, I was noting that that review was incomplete.
  • Thank you for tweaking the ALT1, but in future please strike out the hook you don't want and write a new hook with a sequential number (ALT2, ALT3, etc.) underneath. I restored the thread and renumbered your alt.
  • Per WP:DYK#Eligibility criteria 3. Cited hook, all the hook facts must appear in the nominated article. However, the facts which touches on themes of drug abuse, mental health and other issues that modern day youth struggle with do not appear in the article. Your ALT2 hook is also quite long. Seems to me depression and drug abuse is plenty description, as long as it is mentioned and cited in the article. Yoninah (talk) 18:48, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
  • @Yoninah and HeyitsBen: It's been over a month since the last comments here, is everything good to go now? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 04:42, 14 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg@Narutolovehinata5: no, the nominator has not done anything to address the hook issue. I have struck ALT2 because the facts are not mentioned or cited in the article. As far as I'm concerned, this nomination looks abandoned. Yoninah (talk) 13:17, 14 February 2020 (UTC)
I've let the nom one last message. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 11:33, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

Riyadh International Book Fair

  • Reviewed: Ocelot
  • Comment: First author created as an AfC, abandoned draft balanced and re-sourced by second author. A book fair which really cannot be called boring. I'm not sure what to use as a hook. Video presentations on how to reverse magic spells? Censorship of a discussion on censorship? Segregated discussion panels? Shouting matches, with accusations of blasphemy and idolatry? A war-themed book fair? Mein Kampf and Protocols of the Elders of Zion (permitted)? Dimples (forbidden)? Dramatic reversals on attitudes to women's driving activists? Women Who Deserve to go to Hell? Opinions welcome.
Please see talk page on the sourcing. HLHJ (talk) 04:35, 21 December 2019 (UTC)

Created by Smny2018 (talk) and HLHJ (talk). Nominated by HLHJ (talk) at 04:35, 21 December 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Also, there are numerous maintenance tags on this page that need to be resolved. Give me a ping and I'll be happy to suggest some hooks for you when these are fixed. epicgenius (talk) 23:44, 22 December 2019 (UTC)
  • epicgenius, I've removed the maintenance tags, mainly by explaining the COIs of some of the sources inline. Independent sourcing is a difficult task for this topic (which is why it languished so long in AfC). HLHJ (talk) 03:42, 23 December 2019 (UTC)
  • @HLHJ: Looks better. However, there's still a few "better sources" tags. Here are some choices you can come up with (all of which were mentioned in the article):
  • Lots of possibilities to choose from here. You don't have to pick just one. epicgenius (talk) 18:21, 23 December 2019 (UTC)
I'll try to give this a review over the next few days, but tentatively ALT2 is the best hook among the three proposed. With that said, if we are to go with ALT2, we have to be careful with the hook wording and make sure that it doesn't make it look like we are condoning the criticism. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 22:25, 23 December 2019 (UTC)
It's a bit more complex even than that; I'm drafting a section on the political context to make that clearer. The first and ALT2 are part of a political dispute, reported on by interested parties, and ALT1 is a statement by a publisher anxious not to be banned from the fair. The local media carry claims about the size of the fair that are not only strikingly inflated relative to more independent sources, but as not consistent with one another (note that these do not appear in the article). The source for ALT2 is “Riyadh book fair is the most important book fair in the Arab world in terms of sales and attendance. This is not in question,” said Adel Al Hawshan, owner of Tuwa Media and Publishing. “This book fair accounts for at least 70% of our sales, and I know the number is similar to many Arab publishers.” The first is contradicted by independent sources; the second estimate seems a bit high, too, really, considering that more independent sources say that there are a half-dozen or so Arab-world book fairs which have larger attendance than Riyadh, in some cases by a factor of two.[4] Some other sources have publishers speaking off-the-record in fear of losing market access. The COIs here are complex, and the more I look into them, the more complex they get. I'll have another go over the whole article as soon as I have time. HLHJ (talk) 17:07, 24 December 2019 (UTC)
  • @HLHJ and Epicgenius: It's been several weeks since the last comments here. Have the neutrality and COI concerns been addressed yet? The nomination cannot be passed while those are still unresolved. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 09:06, 5 January 2020 (UTC)
    • Narutolovehinata5, I've had a first go at it. It's prolix, poorly-phrased, and probably the balance needs work. Crit welcome. ALT0 would still work if we specified "some" Saudi clerics; opinions and clerics vary. No-one thinks any of the hook topic suggestions I made are good? I grant that some are rather trivial. HLHJ (talk) 04:42, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
All of them sound like good hooks, I'm more worried about possible neutrality or sourcing issues in this case. For example, with ALT1, it was already mentioned above that some of the sources that discuss the Book Fair might be promotional or puffery. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 04:20, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Ah, sorry, Narutolovehinata5 I meant the ones I made in the "comment" of my initial nomination. Here are some newer suggestions:
I will cite any serious contenders. HLHJ (talk) 20:13, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
ALTs 3, 4, and 6 sound interesting, but I'm really concerned about the neutrality and political nature of these hooks. I'm not really comfortable with these sort of cases so I think it might be a better idea to ask an editor experienced in this area to do the full review, although I'm willing to help review other more technical aspects of the nomination. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 22:51, 30 January 2020 (UTC)
I have to say I also find this an uncomfortable article, Narutolovehinata5, and not what I expected when I adopted an abandoned draft on a book fair. The fair seems about as non-political as a US election... although government-controlled media have stated that it isn't political. The sourcing is difficult. I had gone over the whole article as promised, and removed most of the sources with COIs; the COI sources still used are flagged in-line ("The Saudi Ministry of Culture has announced", I will cite government media for). I also flagged all teh COI sources in teh ref tags, so that other editors would notice. I've just gone over it again, and strengthened the inline flagging of COIs (I may have overdone it, but I want to be clear). The remaining sources all seem to be independent of the fair, and reasonably reliable.
For any willing reviewer: In the hooks above, I asked myself if the message in question was one any of the parties involved wanted to put out; I felt that if it was, it would be more likely to be non-neutral. ALT4 is one that was publicized by a publisher, but clearly wasn't a situation they wanted. The rest involve contradictions between policies. I've tried not to include anything that either the Saudi government or the religious police (major parties to conflict at the fair) would put in a press release. For the next reviewer, on the solidity of sourcing:
  • ALT3 , "shouted down, honoured" is sourced to two notable journalists' blogs (these are seriously among the best independent sources on the fair); one of the journalists is one of those currently in prison. "Honoured" has a photo of an activist under an official sign naming an aisle at the bookfair in her honour. The disappearance of an academic after expressing something which could be construed as support for the women's rights activists (including the journalist currently in prison) is well-documented in the international media; apparently the academic had a post in France. This seemingly inconsistent policy path has more broadly (not with direct reference to the fair) been covered in major international media; activists campaigned for women's right to drive, the government legislated to allow women the right to drive and arrested the activists. It seems to be about discouraging activism on principle.
  • ALT4 , the publisher posted photos and gave interviews; the government confirmed the ban, though not the details of the actions.
  • ALT5 , the US one: sourced to US diplomatic documents and a State Department press conference, as I recall; the latter is only described in The Algemeiner, which I'm not very familiar with; it says that the questions were asked by a named AP journalist, but I haven't been able to find an AP report.
  • ALT6 , sourced to a Committee to Protect Journalists report; they say a journalist got assaulted

I'd really like to get this done. HLHJ (talk) 04:52, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Full review of this nomination needed by a new reviewer; review should include neutrality of both hook and article, and address other concerns expressed above. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 02:47, 7 February 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 22[edit]

Wiener Hofmusikkapelle

  • Reviewed: Gilberto Barragán Balderas
  • Comment: A single sentence article created by DilletantiAnonymous on 12 December, and expanded by me on 22 December.

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk) and DilletantiAnonymous (talk). Nominated by Cwmhiraeth (talk) at 21:00, 29 December 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg Hi Cwmhiraeth, review follows: article 5x expanded from 22 December; article sufficiently well written and cited inlie throughout to what appear to be reliable sources; there is no copyvio from the two English language sources; hook is interesting and mentioned in article, AGF on foreign-language sourcing; QPQ has been carried out. THis one is good to go for DYK but I found it strange that it wasn't linked from Vienna Boys' Choir and it could use some project tags on the talk page - Dumelow (talk) 10:57, 30 December 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the review, I have done what you suggest. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 11:29, 30 December 2019 (UTC)
I began making it long enough. Will have to go now, but am willing to do more later. The hook is too simple, as the Kapelle still exists, and the boys are part of it. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:56, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

Symbol possible vote.svg Article has since been shortened and I now count only 1480 characters - Dumelow (talk) 12:44, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

I'm sorry, the shortening was my fault, not intended, and I restored the sections. I still read the sources as not supporting the hook. The chapel was singers and players, and the boys only followed the singers. The Wiener Hofkapelle is today run by the state, it seems. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:11, 30 December 2019 (UTC)
@Dumelow: It is plenty large enough now and I have added Gerda to the credits. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 14:19, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Length is now OK. I've asked for another opinion as Gerda has cast doubt on the sourcing. I had AGFed the foreign-language sources here as I don't speak German or Slovenian - Dumelow (talk) 16:50, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

The sources are fine, just the reading. I'll need a day or two until I can get to it, - a death of a politician to care about first, or it won't be "recent" anymore. - Spent all afternoon singing Bach ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:44, 1 January 2020 (UTC)
Cwmhiraeth, sorry about no response, vacation, two more people died ... - The hook is at present not what the article says: Kapelle is not a choir (compare Staatskapelle Dresden), but the group of musicians, singers and players, + it still exists, with the Sängerknaben part of it. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:28, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
Gerda Arendt, could you suggest a better hook then? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:37, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
That would have the boys' name in German, so if you want it English, you will have to do it - compare discussion of Thomanerchor ;) - Perhaps use just the place with a pic, and tradition to now? - Can you find a relation to Mozart whose birthday is 27 January? I am late to write an article about compositions (Salzburg, or we could make it a double hook), - may I ping you for review later today? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:47, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Since there has been no progress in this nomination as of late, how about an alternate hook like below?
ALT1 ... that Antonio Salieri once served as the conductor of the Wiener Hofmusikkapelle?
I would also suggest that the article be given a quick copy-edit, as some parts of the "History" section are a bit confusing to read and it's not always clear what the sentences are referring to. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:11, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
Thak you for the offer, but I believe that we should rather help translating the German term, saying that it ware the musicians supplying church music for the imperial court in Vienna, than throwing in a name that I know, but how about the main page readers. Sorry, I had no time to work on the prose. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:04, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
Well if that's the case then you may need to be open to another hook because its suitability was questioned above by Cwmhiraeth. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:58, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
@Cwmhiraeth, DilletantiAnonymous, and Gerda Arendt: I will take a look at this nomination later today. epicgenius (talk) 17:31, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
@Cwmhiraeth, DilletantiAnonymous, and Gerda Arendt: All right, I have taken a look at the article. I think if we take "choir" out of the hook, it might be fine. Like this:
Or something else. As a reader, I'm confused if this still exists. See this for example: Today's Wiener Hofmusikkapelle consists of the Vienna Boys' Choir, male singers from the choir of the Vienna State Opera, and members of the Vienna Philharmonic. So is this an official group, or just a loose coalition of musicians? epicgenius (talk) 23:26, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
Thank you, - it's tricky. This official source - office of the chancellor of Austria - says they took over the chapel in 2014, and I see no mentioning of a disbanding. If we want to mention someone famous: Schubert was a choirboy, Bruckner an organist. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:42, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: That would be very cool, but it has to be added to the article first. epicgenius (talk) 00:26, 13 February 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 23[edit]

1966 anti-cow slaughter agitation

5x expanded by Winged Blades of Godric (talk). Self-nominated at 14:22, 26 December 2019 (UTC).

  • Please vet this, after a GOCE copy-edit. WBGconverse 14:29, 26 December 2019 (UTC)
This is not a review but that lead is way too long. per WP:LEAD, it should be a summary of the article, not a point by point description of the event. The maximum number of paragraphs is generally four. Another useful link to read: Wikipedia:How to create and manage a good lead section. Cowlibob (talk) 19:30, 26 December 2019 (UTC)
Cowlibob, trimmed. WBGconverse
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg What this needs is a full review by a reviewer, not a response from the nominator. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 20:29, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 26[edit]

Abel Azcona

  • ... that performance artist Abel Azcona's works take his body to the limits and are usually related to social issues? [5] / see citation in article

** ALT1:... that Abel Azcona has been sued by the Catholic Church for his artistic work?

Created by Lolay1983 (talk). Nominated by Paul2520 (talk) at 16:16, 28 December 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol delete vote.svg The ALT1 hook is interesting but the article itself is ineligible, due to not adhering to neutral point of view and lack of sufficient citations in a BLP. I encourage the nom to address the issues in the article and ping me for a re-review. --K.e.coffman (talk) 00:46, 7 January 2020 (UTC)
Lolay1983 and/or John B123, can you take a look at these issues? = paul2520 (talk) 13:37, 7 January 2020 (UTC)
Unfortunately, it appears that Lolay hasn't been active since the day of the nomination, so more eyes may be needed in any case. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 14:41, 7 January 2020 (UTC)
I'll have a look. John B123 (talk) 20:03, 7 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg The original editor has since returned to editing and appears to have made changes to the article. A second look is requested; courtesy ping to K.e.coffman. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:03, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
Symbol delete vote.svg @Paul2520: the page is still not eligible. As of today, there's a new set of tags on the article: 16 Jan version. Please let me know if you plan to do further work on the article. --K.e.coffman (talk) 01:29, 17 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, K.e.coffman. I can't commit to addressing these issues. I'm not the article creator or expander; I just nominated it as previously it looked like a great new piece.
@Lolay1983, John B123, and Narutolovehinata5: can any of you address the issues? Otherwise, we might have to retract the DYK nom. = paul2520 (talk) 17:55, 17 January 2020 (UTC)
@Paul2520: I've only really been involved in as far as fixing cite and other errors on the page rather than content. Lolay1983 is working hard to improve the article, but another couple of editors seem to be doing their best to frustrate his efforts. John B123 (talk) 18:33, 17 January 2020 (UTC)
@John B123: Yes!!! Thank you for your support. Please help me fix the handicaps!Lolay1983 (talk) 22:49, 17 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg The issues have now been resolved and the tags removed. A further look is requested; courtesy ping to K.e.coffman. John B123 (talk) 19:57, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
@John B123: thank you for the update. I've removed excessive list items; I want to give it a few days before approving to see if these changes stick. --K.e.coffman (talk) 02:07, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
Which source supports the ALT1 hook: "Azcona has been sued by the Catholic Church for his artistic work"? No source is provided together with the hook. Since the source is likely to be in Spanish, I would appreciage a quote + a translation into Eglish, in addition to the link / source. --K.e.coffman (talk) 03:50, 31 January 2020 (UTC)
@Paul2520: ping the nom, just in case. --K.e.coffman (talk) 03:52, 31 January 2020 (UTC)
I'll include the sources and some translation. I hope this helps everyone get a better understanding, if you consider that more sources need to be added to the wiki article, these next ones will help support the information. For the first time in Spain, the Catholic Church, represented by the Archbishopric of Pamplona and Tudela (who represent the Catholic Church in the north of Spain), come up as the whistleblower against Azcona and have had more than five years of trials.
In this source and text the intervewer speaks about the complaint against Abel Azcona, in this one I'll give you the translation:
For the Archbishopric of Pampñona and Tudela, Azcona's intention was to "mock" and "despise" Catholics. The most curious thing is that the ecclesiastical institution explains that "the fact that there have been some cases of pedophilia in the Church cannot justify the imputation of this despicable criminal conduct to those who profess a religion." The Archbishop is trying to downplay "despicable behavior" while recognizing the existence of "some cases", to confuse what was denounced by the artist with an alleged intention to offend every Catholic. The Court denies this argument and defends the artist's freedom of expression: if there is criticism or provocation there can be no derision, offense or befa.
The Archbishopric assures that the fact that there have been some cases of pedophilia in the Church cannot justify the imputation of this conduct.
In this source and text, they talk about the Church denouncing Azcona as well, I'll give you the translation too:
The Archbishopric of Pamplona-Tudela mobilizes against the exhibition by Abel Azcona
The metropolitan archbishop of Pamplona-Tudela, Francisco Pérez, has convened a mass of 'repair' this Wednesday, at 19 hours, in the cathedrals of Pamplona and Tudela, after the "attack on the faith" that in his opinion is the exhibition by Abel Azcona, which shows the word 'pederasty' with consecrated hosts. Francisco Pérez strongly condemned this action against "religious freedom" and against "all Catholics."
English news article about the persecution agains Abel Azcona because of his work, as explained in the wiki article there were 3 denouncers after the Catholic Church of Navarra, Christian Lawyers, who are part of the church as well, add up to the denounciation:
These are two new sources that talk about Abel Azcona in the trials:
Official website of the Church of Navarra against Abel Azcona and explaining the denounce:
If you need anything else, ask me and I'll translate for you. Lolay1983 (talk) 23:31, 1 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Reviewer's comment: I am uncomfortable approving this article for DYK. The article creator appears to be rather inexperienced, while the nom has not assisted with verifying the hook, nor with addressing issues in the article. For example, the lead of the article currently states:
Azcona's works are exhibited [in] the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art in New York[1]...
I checked the museum web site, which did not list Azcona in its permanent exhibition, which "are exhibited" generally refers to. It's unclear what else may be inaccurate in the article. I won't be able to continue to review the nom given the on-going issues with the page. --K.e.coffman (talk) 02:52, 5 February 2020 (UTC)


  1. ^ SCAN (September 20, 2014). "Someone Else by Abel Azcona in New York". Scan Spanish Contemporary Art Network. Retrieved January 9, 2020.
@K.e.coffman: At the time of the "nom", it seemed to me that the article met the DYK criteria (being new, sufficiently long, well-sourced, reading as neutral, etc.).
I updated the wording of the line you mentioned; the Leslie-Lohman exhibit was clearly in 2014 per [12], so not current.
What are the other on-going issues you mention? If they are easy to address, I can take a look.
@Lolay1983 and John B123: I do want to say, great work -- the article is interesting and well-formatted! I'm very grateful to see the earlier issues addressed. I will request your help with the "on-going issues", but I can help where needed. = paul2520 (talk) 23:07, 6 February 2020 (UTC)
@Paul2520: It's unclear from the text provided above whether the Catholic church has indeed "sued" the artist. It appears that he was tried in a criminal court, prosecuted by the state. If you could look into that and provide a link to the source supporting the hook, that would be great. My general concern is that there may be additional misrepresentations in this BLP. I only checked one cite and found incorrect information. --K.e.coffman (talk) 17:45, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
Hi K.e.coffman, thanks for clarifying. I see from [13] (linked above) mentions "The Spanish Association of Christian Lawyers has filed a criminal complaint for "desecration" against the artist Abel Azcona" (translated via Google). This is confirmed by the two cites on that line in the article, which I've updated.
I do slightly prefer ALT1, but both are good. However, this alternative is more accurate:
ALT1b:... that Abel Azcona has been sued by the Spanish Association of Christian Lawyers for his artistic work?
Unless you think we should use "The Asociación Española de Abogados Cristianos (Spanish Association of Christian Lawyers)".
Thoughts? = paul2520 (talk) 18:10, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
I think it's easier to understand now. Thank you very much for the effort. Lolay1983 (talk) 23:17, 8 February 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 27[edit]

Henry Speller

Moved to mainspace by Bgourgeot (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 21:59, 2 January 2020 (UTC).


Policy compliance:

QPQ: Red XN - The nominator has to do a QPQ. The creator's status is not enough.
Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg We don't need a citation for every collection and exhibition but something more seems needed, as is a QPQ. ALT1 is the best hook. Andrew🐉(talk) 18:45, 31 January 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for the review. I did a qpq, see above. I hope the creator can help with the sources. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:28, 31 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 31[edit]

Cartography of Palestine (region)

Map by Pietro Vesconte, 1321.
Map by Pietro Vesconte, 1321.

Created by Onceinawhile (talk). Self-nominated at 01:34, 2 January 2020 (UTC).

Policy compliance:

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg Most of the comments especially some lengthy ones in each boxes have no sources. You need to add sources for each comment even something as simple as "Copy from 1298" either inline or as a separate notes column. See 1892 Legislative Session of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Also your bibliography from Moscrop 2000 down to Fischer 1940 are not used and are exhibiting the "Harv warning". The bibliography needs to be better organized in alphabetical order by authors. Also the caption of the first paragraph contains a lot of uncited information as well. KAVEBEAR (talk) 21:28, 4 January 2020 (UTC)

This fact, cited or not, seems rather unlikely. I mean, what about Strabo's Geographica? It maps a whole series of countries. And the Ancient Egyptians did sophisticated cadastral surveys, and we have a geological map they made in ~1150 BC; I can't imagine that no map of Egypt was ever made. I mean, there was a well-established tourist industry in Herodotus's day, and tourists who had come to see Egypt would presumably have liked to see where they had been. I haven't even started on the quite sophisticated maps often produced by non-literate cultures, which are also underrepresented by history of cartography. Even if, by defining terms really carefully, and ignoring all maps not still preserved, and being a bit Eurocentric, you were able to somehow argue this one, it's an uninformative sort of fact that needs such hard-to-imagine qualifications. The linked article also dramatically contradicts the hook, and its lede contradicts most of its content. HLHJ (talk) 04:12, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
@HLHJ: thanks for this. I could resolve your first set of points by adding the word “known” or “surviving”, but I am quite taken by your second set of points. How about this version which may generate more clicks:
It’s worded ambiguously to keep it impactful, but the point is to refer to Ptolemy’s map. It could also be plural (maps) and refer more broadly to the first ten or so maps, given that, despite a few of the maps not using the word Palestine, all the earliest maps were created during the time of Syria Palestina, Palestina Prima and Jund Filastin (see also Timeline of the name "Palestine"). Onceinawhile (talk) 03:52, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Hi, Onceinawhile. Referring to the Ptolemaian map, or the first few maps, makes sense. I'm OK with hooks that have double meanings, and the hook would certainly hook attention. In the singular "map", ALT1 is not quite cited (something that explicitly said that X was the earliest known map, or the earliest known one of which we have copies), and in the plural, it isn't cited (and the Jerome map does not seem to say "Palestine").
On citability, I think Strabo did map that area earlier, and it seems unlikely that the Romans left no record of any map of the Roman province of Judea. You might make a "first" hook work here, but it's going to be difficult; and"some of the earliest known" or "some early" has less kick. If, once you've got all the information in this article cited, you aren't sure you can support this hook adequately, then I'll be happy read through it and discuss alternate hooks again.
Separately, I think that in order to use ALT1, the article would need a brief discussion of the history of various names for this region (possibly linked to the Timeline of the name "Palestine" you linked, and Timeline of the name "Judea", and perhaps Names of the Levant -- can't see one for "Isreal"), so that people would go away informed, and not determined to complain to someone (incidentally, should the article title use "Levant", given that the scope seems to be the geographic area, not the nomenclature? Do we have a policy on this?).
I don't think it would make sense to use the 1321 map in an accompanying illustration if the hook does not mention it (the mapmaker of the 1321 map also titles it "Terra Sancta", the Holy Land, and in his Latin caption, refers to both "Cesarea Palestine" and the sons of Isreal; he was working in Venice, so this isn't surprising). Of course, this illustration isn't necessary for your proposed ALT1 hook; you could change the picture, or figure the hook is hooky enough already and leave it out. HLHJ (talk) 05:13, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Hi @HLHJ: thanks for this. I’ll respond on your other points in due course, but on citability of Ptolemy I have: Nebenzahl, Kenneth (1986). Maps of the Holy Land: Images of Terra Sancta Through Two Millennia. Abbeville Press. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-89659-658-0. Cartography as we know it today begins with this spectacular map of the world at the time of Claudius Ptolemy. It sets the stage for the history of mapping the Holy Land... his work was to become the model for scientific cartography during the great revivals of mapmaking: the tenth-century Golden Age of Islam and the European Renaissance. The rediscovery of Ptolemy in the fifteenth century was particularly important for maps of the Holy Land; it ended the almost complete domination of mapmaking by Church dogma throughout the Middle Ages... Around AD 150 he produced his Geographia, the earliest known atlas of the world.
Your challenge re Strabo could be expanded to include many of the names in the list of Graeco-Roman geographers pre-Ptolemy, many if whom described the Palestine region in their writings. I would like to add a sentence on this in the article if I can find a source confirming that none of them made maps (or at least no maps that are known to us).
Onceinawhile (talk) 08:57, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
Not in the least denying that Ptolemy was important. Eratosthenes might be a better counterexample than Strabo, he is known to have made maps (including all the world he knew) rather than just inspiring them, and he lived practically next door. Face-smile.svg HLHJ (talk) 04:21, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
Hi @HLHJ: Ptolemy’s primary source, Marinus of Tyre, lived even closer than Erastothenes. And unfortunately none of Erastothenes’ maps survived, nor did any of the maps of the great Ancient Greek cartographers. See: Wilson, Nigel Guy (2006). "Cartography". Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece. Psychology Press. p. 145. ISBN 978-0-415-97334-2. As geographical knowledge improved, various writers recorded what they believed to be the spatial relationships of territories and peoples to each other, and it is from this information that many modern historical atlases present items such as the world according to Hecataeus or Herodotus or Eratosthenes: actual ancient versions of these maps do not survive (indeed, modern versions seem to originate in the 1883 volumes of Bunbury), although there do exist Byzantine versions of Ptolemy’s maps. Onceinawhile (talk) 23:33, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
Hi @HLHJ: are you ok with me proceeding on this basis? Onceinawhile (talk) 10:35, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
I'm not really OK with "earliest" or "earliest known". "Earliest surviving" might work if you can source it. "Cartography as we know it today begins with this spectacular map of the world at the time of Claudius Ptolemy. It sets the stage for the history of mapping the Holy Land" is not quite that; the phrasing is peacocky rather than factual, and does not make a falsifiable assertion. The article is still short on sourcing, and needs more context (I sometimes find the originals-and-copies history a bit hard to follow). On scope; the Palestine (region) wl article says "The boundaries of the region have changed throughout history", which is a bit lacking as operational definitions go. The scope does not seem to be limited to maps saying "Palestine" or a translation. The article seems to mention whenever a map says "Palestine" or a translation, but it is not mention when other terms are used; I'm not sure what this says about the scope. Clarification on terms would also be good: Palestine? Levant? Israel? Holy Land? What do these terms mean? Do they differ? Why was "Palestine" chosen for the article title? Obviously a full discussion would be out of place,Face-smile.svg but the article should chose an appropriate scope and define it. Some text on the cultural background of some of the mapping would also be good, and on the practical developments (why weren't the Napoleonic cartographers able to survey some areas, for instance? How did the Crusaders use maps? The Ottomans? How were maps used in religious scholarship?). Currently the article is a single-sentence defining the article topic, a list of maps (with some interesting details for some of them), and a short list of lists of maps.
Marinus is impressive, thanks for the link! HLHJ (talk) 02:58, 6 February 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 5[edit]

2020 Venezuelan National Assembly Delegated Committee election

Created by Kingsif (talk) and Jamez42 (talk). Nominated by Kingsif (talk) at 18:40, 5 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Comment Although I'm sympathetic of nominating the article to a DYK, but I have to contest the statement. This is not the first time that security forces claim that there are explosive devices near the National Assembly (14 May 2019, 16 May 2019), and this usually has happened on days that are politically sensitive or important. More often than not is the National Guard blocking the access or exit to lawmakers and/or journalists, making parliamentary sessions harder or impossible to start, which is exactly what happened yesterday. At best, this is according to government forces.
There are plenty of interesting things that happened on the election day, so I'm sure that there are many alternate hooks that can be included. --Jamez42 (talk) 17:41, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
@Jamez42: Do you have any suggestions, but yes, we could use Guaidó climbing over a fence or something. Always interesting to see that. Kingsif (talk) 18:09, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
@Kingsif: Maybe the fact that the vote could not take place at the Legislative Palace, I think this is the first time that it ever happens, at least since the Congress has been unicameral. --Jamez42 (talk) 18:25, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
ALT1: ... that Venezuelan National Assembly president Juan Guaidó was blocked from entering the Assembly and tried to climb over a fence in order to vote in the 2020 committee elections?
ALT2: ... that the 2020 Venezuelan National Assembly Delegated Committee election could not take place at the Palacio Federal Legislativo, and another vote was held at a newspaper's headquarters?
Added some alts, any opinions? Kingsif (talk) 18:40, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
@Kingsif: Attaboy, they look good. Green tickY Support --Jamez42 (talk) 18:43, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg Hi, I came by to promote ALT1, but there is close paraphrasing in the article:
  • Source: Parra told reporters 140 lawmakers were present in the session and that his candidacy was approved with 81 votes.
  • Article: Parra told reporters 140 lawmakers were present in the session and that his candidacy was approved with 81 votes.
  • Source: Pedro Carreno, told AFP that the vote took place with 150 deputies present and that Parra received the simple majority of 84 needed to win.
  • Article: Pedro Carreño told AFP that the vote took place with 150 deputies present and that Parra received the simple majority of 84 needed to win.
  • Yoninah (talk) 00:31, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Hold on, this article has not even been reviewed. Jamez42, your use of the checkmark icon made the bot think that the review was complete. I'm sending this back to WP:DYKN for a full review, pending the elimination of the close paraphrasing. Yoninah (talk) 00:33, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

Close paraphrasing resolved. Kingsif (talk) 04:08, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Thank you. Ready for full review. Yoninah (talk) 13:27, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 6[edit]

2020 JNU Attack

  • ... that Congress party described the Jawaharlal Nehru University attack as "state-sponsored terrorism", resembling those during the Nazi rule? Source: "Congress describing the rampage by masked goons as an example of "state-sponsored terrorism" reminiscent of Nazi rule." (source link )
    • ALT1:... that Deepika Padukone was subjected to massive criticism by members of the ruling BJP after her visit to stand in solidarity with the victims of the Jawaharlal Nehru University attack? Source: "After her visit to JNU, the actor was at the receiving end of immense criticism from members of the ruling BJP including Tajinder Bagga, who urged people to boycott her film." (Source: link [15])
    • ALT2:... that Deepika Padukone's visit to stand in solidarity with the victims of the Jawaharlal Nehru University attack was praised for standing up against a crackdown on dissent? Source: "as well as praise for being a rare Bollywood A-lister to stand up against a crackdown on dissent." (Source: [16])
    • ALT3:... that two police cases were filed against a victim of the Jawaharlal Nehru University attack? Source: "Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students' union president Aishe Ghosh was named in two police cases filed in a span of four minutes on Sunday evening, shortly after she was taken to hospital bleeding from a brutal attack by a masked mob." (Source: [17])

Created by DBigXray (talk). Self-nominated at 18:53, 6 January 2020 (UTC).

  • @DBigXray: This is not a review but that hook is not acceptable as it is not neutral. We can't use an opposition party statement blaming an incident on a government especially with such inflammatory language as the above. Please consider offering another which has a more neutral point of view. Cowlibob (talk) 01:43, 9 January 2020 (UTC)
I have added 3 Alts. DBigXray 14:47, 9 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Full review needed, including of the ALT hooks. (I have struck the original one per Cowlibob.) BlueMoonset (talk) 01:55, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 7[edit]

Julia Dufvenius

Julia Dufvenius
Julia Dufvenius

Created by BabbaQ (talk). Self-nominated at 19:12, 14 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Article is new enough (January 7), long enough (2474). The hook is interesting and verified by ref 9. Adequate QPQ provided. Reference needed for full name as well as date of birth. This article also needs significant copyediting. Really odd phrasing such as "where her parents raised her in a collective", what does this mean? "Dufvenius then got an education in acting". The whole fire section "a story about Eino Hanski that was partly filmed in the Soviet Union and several people in the production died in a fire at the hotel where they were staying". The references are not formatted correctly. Newspapers/magazines should use cite news. Aftonbladet and Expressen are both tabloid newspapers so we should not really use them as a reference. In the references, there are also missing publishers e.g. reference 12 and the language the sources are in should be specified e.g. language=Swedish. Cowlibob (talk) 12:38, 17 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Aftonbladet and Expressen are not equal to The Sun or Daily Mail. They don’t report mainly on celebrities actually pretty minor coverage. They are considered Newspapers in Swedem with established reporters and political analysist etc. They are not tabloids. The rest of your concerns will be dealt with shortly.BabbaQ (talk) 13:15, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

Symbol redirect vote 4.svg I've afraid I've got to recuse myself from this nomination as well, I've made this major edit [[19]], which should make the article suitable for DYK though. Cowlibob (talk) 13:08, 4 February 2020 (UTC)

  • Symbol question.svg @BabbaQ and Cowlibob: I was going to review this, but I noticed an inconsistency between the hook and the article: the hook says that the role specifically written for her is a lead role, but the article states that it was a supporting role. Can this be resolved? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:35, 14 February 2020 (UTC)
@BabbaQ: Thanks. Looking at the source very quickly, while I'm assuming good faith that the source is accurate, my Google Translate check didn't seem to find any signs of the role being written for her being a lead or supporting role, only that the role exists. Exactly where in the source is the "lead role" part mentioned? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:52, 14 February 2020 (UTC)
Removed the lead word out as it seems problematic anyway. Now I don’t see any major issues. Let me know.BabbaQ (talk) 00:55, 14 February 2020 (UTC)
@BabbaQ: I think it resolves the accuracy of the hook. My concern now is that, in my opinion, the hookiness of the hook was based on how she had a lead role written specifically for her. Just having a role being written for a person isn't really hooky, and is very commonplace in entertainment. Maybe it would a good idea to mention in the hook that said film was Bergman's final film? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:23, 14 February 2020 (UTC)


Shōji are removable walls that transmit light
Shōji are removable walls that transmit light
  • ... that shōji are intended to transmit light? Source: "The washi paper creates a unique effect by refracting (sic) and diffusing light. The rays that pour through the screen are soft and muted, bright enough to illuminate a room yet dim enough to keep a person from being blinded." [20] "The washi paper used for shoji screens is made with a specific thinness that allows just the right amount of light to go through. By changing the fiber direction and thickness, washi can control two opposing optical factors such as reflection rate and transparency. Shoji’s paper surface scatters sunlight evenly, making it soft to the eye and allowing light to distribute evenly. This function of washi makes it particularly suitable for indoor lighting fixtures such as Isamu Noguchi’s famous “Akari” lamp shades. Even at night, shoji screens help light a room as their white surface reflects indoor light and brightens the room." Shoji Screens, Sukiya Living Magazine
    • ALT1:... that shōji are not made with rice paper, but ~since the Edo period, some have been made with synthetic fibers? Source:"By the Edo Period (1603-1968), shoji appeared much as they do today... The paper was once considered valuable and scarce because it was hand-made of natural materials. However, commercial manufacturing, which began in the late 1800s, as well as the introduction of synthetic fibers in the 1960s helped make the paper more affordable and easier to come by." [21] "The use of synthetic and chemical fiber started around 1960s, making the paper very affordable." [22] Source: "Shoji paper is made of traditional paper called washi. Some casual gaijin like to call it “rice paper,” but this is a myth. In fact, washi has nothing to do with rice." Shoji Screens, Sukiya Living Magazine Source: "The paper is translucent and is called 'shoji paper'. Sometimes people call it 'rice paper' (since it sounds 'oriental'?), but shoji paper really has nothing to do with rice."[23]
    • ALT2:... that a traditional sukiya-zukuri-style Japanese house may have no permanent walls at all, with even the exterior walls being movable and removable partitions, such as shōji? Source: "The sliding doors and windows in a Japanese house can be removed from their rails and stored in a hallway or adjacent room. Taking the doors out makes the room bigger, more open, and better integrated with other spaces such as the garden. The practice of removing the doors is common whenever a big room is needed for events like parties and funerals. If you live in a Japanese house, there is no need to be shy about removing the doors, but you have to be a little careful too. The doors are somewhat delicate and each of them is likely to be slightly different than the others. You need to remember the order in which they came out so they can be put back in the same order. Otherwise, you might find that some of the doors do not slide so easily...In fact, the graceful nature of shoji is a defining note of the Sukiya Living environment." Shoji Screens, Sukiya Living Magazine (see also "The better known (and more influential) sukiya style is in some ways related to the shoin style. " [24]) Source: "This sliding shoji door and track system worked so well in traditional Japanese house, because a house used to have only one large room with no permanent walls, in the old times." [25]
  • Reviewed: Laem Phak Bia
  • Comment: On the first one, shoji are formally and somewhat archaically called akari-shōji (明障子); "akari" means "light" (the kanji character is a picture of the sun and moon)

5x expanded by HLHJ (talk). Self-nominated at 05:55, 13 January 2020 (UTC).

  • If someone who can speak Japanese would be willing to read through this, I'd be very glad of it (comments also welcome from those who can't speak Japanese). HLHJ (talk) 20:08, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg Non-Japanese, but when I was a girl I was fascinated by everything Japanese. I am fascinated by the substantial article - picturebook. Almost too many images, perhaps trim a bit, for more focus? I am not happy with the choice on top here, which is great when large, but only confusing in stamp size. The lead image would be better here, for example. - Excellent sources, Japanese sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. Nitpicking: ref 4 is sometimes behind refs with higher numbers, and ref 78 is not defined. The hooks don't hook me (yet), please suggest something else below. ALT0: the hook is in the image caption. ALT1: it adresses people who already know some. ALT2: best information, but too much of a good thing, and some readers may never get to the bolded thing at the very end. Please try to reword it with that link right at the beginning. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:17, 30 January 2020 (UTC)
OK, I'll work on those concerns. Agreed there are better images, I have done a lot of categorizing in Commons since nominating, and will review the images. HLHJ (talk) 05:27, 2 February 2020 (UTC)
  • ALT3:... that shōji, movable and removable partitions, can serve as windows, doors, and walls in a traditional sukiya-zukuri-style Japanese house, such that there are no fixed walls at all?
Shōji in a 1600s Dutch-Japanese interior
Shōji in a 1600s Dutch-Japanese interior
Shōji with artistic frames
Shōji with artistic frames
Shōji from the outside
Shōji from the outside
Shōji are modernly placed behind garasu-do
Shōji are modernly placed behind garasu-do
Shōji can be removed to open a space
Shōji can be removed to open a space
Shōji in a Buddhist temple
Shōji in a Buddhist temple
Shōji in a simple building
Shōji in a simple building
Snow-viewing shōji
Snow-viewing shōji
Shōji can be slid aside or lifted out easily
Shōji can be slid aside or lifted out easily
Shōji (lede image)
Shōji (lede image)
Me, write articles with too many pictures and citations?Face-smile.svg Gerda Arendt, I've taken out and replaced some of the pictures, and some of the content, largely by making a new article called List of partitions of traditional Japanese architecture, along with some of the articles it links to. I have also re-ordered the refs, which is a ridiculously frustrating editing task; I would urge someone who cares to write a script to do it. Here are some images; I mildly favour the second one, showing a studio, as I think it gives the best functional impression, but it may be a bit small. Close-up shōji images tend to be boring, and distant ones tend to involve high light contrasts that a camera sees very differently from a human eye, and look unrealistic and gloomy. Suggestions by anyone welcome (Commons:Category:Shōji). I'm still getting some feedback on some contradictions in the sources on the origins of shōji, so changes may occur, and there are a few cn tags. I'm not sure about a hook; perhaps it could incorporate the second article? HLHJ (talk)

Articles created/expanded on January 9[edit]

Bessie Van Vorst

Bessie Van Vorst as "Esther Kelly" wearing the costume of the pickle factory
Bessie Van Vorst as "Esther Kelly" wearing the costume of the pickle factory
  • ... that articles by Bessie Van Vorst (pictured), a pioneer investigative journalist who worked undercover in US factories in the early 1900s, inspired President Theodore Roosevelt to write her a supportive letter?
  • ALT1: ... that articles of Bessie Van Vorst (pictured), a pioneer investigative journalist, inspired President Theodore Roosevelt to write her a letter? Source: "[26]"
  • ALT2: ... that Bessie Van Vorst (pictured) went undercover in the early 1900s to secretly learn about the working conditions at the US factories?
  • ALT3: ... that pioneer undercover journalist Bessie Van Vorst (pictured) worked at several factories to investigate the working conditions.

Created by Less Unless (talk). Self-nominated at 00:11, 11 January 2020 (UTC).

Amanuensis Balkanicus, please take a look. Thank you. Less Unless (talk) 16:45, 12 January 2020 (UTC)

Symbol confirmed.svg Looks good to go. Amanuensis Balkanicus (talk) 17:46, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
  • The hook, at 209 characters, not counting (pictured), was over the maximum limit of 200. I changed "one of the pioneer investigative journalists" to "a pioneer investigative journalist", which brings it down to 199. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 01:25, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Mandarax, thank you for the correction. Less Unless (talk) 15:30, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but the hook is really too long. Hooks should be short, intriguing tidbits that will get readers to click on the article. This hook tells me everything I need to know. BTW are the long quotes in the article public-domain? Yoninah (talk) 00:58, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
Yoninah, thank you for pointing this out as it's my first nomination and I am grateful for your tips. I have changed the hook, please take a look. As for the quotes - they are direct quotes with source provided which is allowed by the policies. Less Unless (talk) 09:46, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
  • @Less Unless: thank you. Please note that I have restored the thread and renamed your new hook ALT1. We do this so prep builders can follow the discussion.
  • Direct quotes are of course fine, but not too many of them. I think you could paraphrase some of them.
  • Your new hook is rather weak. Especially for an image slot, the hook should be much more punchy. Is there another fact that you could pull from the article? I could suggest something tomorrow. Yoninah (talk) 12:43, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
  • @Less Unless: the image caption also has nothing to do with the hook. I think you could come up with a great hook that mentions her infiltrating the pickle factory. Yoninah (talk) 12:45, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
Yoninah, I've added 2 more hooks based on her factory work. I would very appreciate your help on that. Thank you.Less Unless (talk) 15:36, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg I'll suggest something else shortly, but there is serious close paraphrasing from the Notable American Women source that must be rewritten in your own words. You cannot simply copy out of your sources. Here are some examples from that book; I have not checked the other references:
  • Source: Bessie Van Vorst described the difficult working conditions and mean living she had observed and their bad effects on women and young girls.
  • Article: In their book the Van Vorsts described the difficult working conditions and mean living they had observed, and their bad effects on women and young girls.
  • Source: In her chapter "The Meaning of It All" she called for a more humane attitude toward women in general and particularly the young.
  • Article: Bessie called for a more humane attitude towards women in general and particularly the young.
  • Yoninah (talk) 23:37, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for pointing this out, I have corrected the phrasing. Less Unless (talk) 12:03, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
  • @Less Unless: Sorry, but changing a few words here and there and leaving the rest of the words and the sentence structure intact is not called paraphrasing. You have to read the source, think about what it is saying, and write something else in your own words and style. Yoninah (talk) 19:45, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
  • I did more editing and wikifying on the article, but left those lines for you to clean up. I added some "citation needed" tags as well. Yoninah (talk) 20:06, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Here is an alt suggestion:
  • ALT4: ... that Bessie Van Vorst (pictured) worked undercover in a knitting mill and a pickle factory to expose working conditions for women and children in the early 1900s? Yoninah (talk) 20:24, 13 February 2020 (UTC)

More close paraphrasing:

Source: Even after returning to Paris, she continued writing and served as a correspondent for publications operating out of both France and the United States, offering her feelings on a number of social issues.
Article: Even after returning to Paris, Van Vorst continued writing and served as a correspondent for publications out of both France and the United States, writing on a number of social issues.
Yoninah (talk) 20:44, 13 February 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 10[edit]

Kid Krow

Conan Gray in 2019
Conan Gray in 2019
  • ... that the upcoming debut album Kid Krow by Conan Gray (pictured) is inspired by his difficult upbringing in Georgetown, Texas? Source: Conan Gray Says His Forthcoming Album Kid Krow Was Inspired by His 'Pretty Tough' Childhood (People) Conan Gray on Being the Pop Prince of Sad Internet Teens, Growing Up in Texas, and His Upcoming Debut Album (Teen Vogue)
  • Reviewed: Courtois Hills
  • Comment: The Teen Vogue source indicates that Gray specifically grew up in Georgetown, however I couldn't find a place to put it in the album's article. ALT2 is more interesting yet controversial because despite the fact that he found it difficult growing up mixed-race in Texas is present in many articles (Teen Vogue: "Being a mixed-race kid growing up in Texas definitely affected who I am as a person, [it] made me feel like I didn't really belong anywhere." Notion: "Growing up in the middle of Texas being mixed race made him feel isolated, for example, he was one of three Asian kids in his entire high school of 2000 students..."), we have yet to find out if that specific theme is present in the album.

Converted from a redirect by Gjh fan (talk) and HeyitsBen (talk). Nominated by HeyitsBen (talk) at 11:57, 14 January 2020 (UTC).

Life Is Good (song)

Converted from a redirect by Trillfendi (talk). Self-nominated at 20:44, 10 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Comment. Why is this written as if it's fact? I'm quite sure DYK nominations are not supposed to be presenting things as fact when they're not, or misleading readers simply to be "quirky" or "funny". Ss112 18:11, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Future and Drake did actually work at a McDonald’s for a day, which the source given clearly says. The first source also says right there in the headline “Future and Drake hold down odd jobs in Life Is Good video”, so once again no one is trying to tickle your funny bone. If you have an Alt to offer then do so. ⌚️ (talk) 20:44, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg I also wonder why you're piping the link and writing a hook about something other than the subject, which is the song? Yoninah (talk) 00:08, 19 January 2020 (UTC)
Still, we're basically getting at the same thing there, are we not? (Yet somehow this was accepted?) But if that's really the only "issue" here then of course anybody can move words around for the sake of context–if that pleases the court. ⌚️ (talk) 23:33, 11 February 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 14[edit]

Eliodoro Bianchi

Portrait of Bianchi by Luigi Rados, c. 1820
Portrait of Bianchi by Luigi Rados, c. 1820
  • ... that the tenor and voice teacher Eliodoro Bianchi (depicted) performed in many world premieres of operas, with two roles written expressly for his voice by Rossini? Source: [29] and others

Created by Voceditenore (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 16:55, 21 January 2020 (UTC).

A little snappier. The hook shouldn't pack in so much information that the reader doesn't even want to click on the article :). The reference [30] is directly after the sentence in the lead on which this hook is based. Voceditenore (talk) 19:01, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
I almost knew that you would come up with a better hook, only I thought that Rossini alone would be "hookier" than mentioning operas which the readers may never have heard of. Also, if we want clicks to the singer, we should have him upfront, or will get clicks on Rossini. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:59, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
On the side: would you add an infobox to Ciro in Babilonia? I am afraid. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:02, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
I reviewed now Template:Did you know nominations/Scale insect. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:12, 5 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Full review needed. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 15:42, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

Callaghan MacCarty, 3rd Earl of Clancarty

  • ... that Callaghan MacCarty left his life as a Catholic monk in France and converted to Protestantism to become the third Earl of Clancarty? Cokayne 1913, p. 216, line 7: "He was formerly monk in France, but, on his accession to the title, conformed to the established religion ...", Cokayne 1913, p. 216, line 9: "... he d. 'out of the communion of the Church of England.'"
    • ALT1:... that Callaghan MacCarty converted from Catholicism to Protestantism in order to become Earl of Clancarty, but died a Catholic? Cokayne 1913, p. 216, line 7: "He was formerly monk in France, but, on his accession to the title, conformed to the established religion ...", Cokayne 1913, p. 216, line 9: "... he d. 'out of the communion of the Church of England.'"
    • ALT2:... that Callaghan MacCarty left his life as a Catholic monk in France to become the third Earl of Clancarty? Cokayne 1913, p. 216, line 7: "He was formerly monk in France, but, on his accession to the title, conformed to the established religion ..."
  • Reviewed: As I have less than 5 DYK's, I am opting not to review.

Converted from a redirect by Johannes Schade (talk). Nominated by CaptainEek (talk) at 00:28, 16 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Review in progress. ミラP 17:58, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Although this was converted into a redirect the day before nom, has 3673 b of prose, and there are hooks interesting, the hooks barely fail WP:POSA and, most importantly, article has sourcing gaps and I'm not sure if the timeline is encyclopedic. Can somebody help CaptainEek and Johannes Schade fix them? ミラP 18:04, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
  • ??? You mean from a redirect, surely. What WP:POSA issues do you see? The (hidden) timeline looks fine to me, & isn't really a DYK issue. Sourcing seems ok for DYK. Johnbod (talk) 20:42, 2 February 2020 (UTC)

Action at Sihayo's Kraal

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 23:01, 14 January 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on January 15[edit]

Operación Alacrán, 2020 Venezuelan National Assembly Delegated Committee election, Luis Parra, Juan Guaidó

Luis Parra
Luis Parra
  • ... that Operación Alacrán was an attempted corruption plot that forces deputies to vote in favor of Luis Parra (pictured) instead of incumbent president Juan Guaidó in exchange for bribes? Source: CNN Radio Argentina — "Venezuelan deputy Delsa Solórzano denounced on Wednesday on CNN Radio that President Nicolás Maduro launched an operation called Alacrán that seeks to buy millions of dollars from opposition legislators to prevent Juan Guaidó from being re-elected head of Parliament on 5 January."
    • ALT1:... that the United States imposed sanctions on Luis Parra (pictured) and six other politicians relating to a Maduro-linked corruption plot called Operación Alacrán? Source: Reuters — "The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on seven Venezuelan politicians it said led a bid by President Nicolas Maduro to wrest control of the country’s congress from U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido... Washington blacklisted Parra and six of his allies “who, at the bidding of Maduro, attempted to block the democratic process in Venezuela,” U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement. The other Maduro-aligned politicians sanctioned on Monday are: Jose Noriega, Franklyn Duarte, Jose Brito, Conrado Perez, Adolfo Superlano and Negal Morales."
  • Comment: New article, already expanded several days ago but I waited for copy editing before the nomination. After the copy editing, one user who did the copy-editing recommended to me to nominate here immediately.

Created by Cyfraw (talk). Self-nominated at 21:39, 31 January 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on January 16[edit]

Oscar C. Pfaus

Oscar Pfaus
Oscar Pfaus

** ALT3:... that Nazi propagandist Oscar Pfaus (pictured) was nominated for the 1932 Nobel Peace Prize?

Created by Philafrenzy (talk). Self-nominated at 11:48, 21 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Comment: ALT3 strikes me as most interesting, but also I couldn't verify the offline sources and the Nobel Peace Prize nominations list does not include Pfaus in the list of the 1932 Nobel Peace Prize nominations. — MarkH21talk 21:54, 31 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Thanks I changed the wording in the article accordingly. Like so much about him, it was not to be trusted. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:50, 31 January 2020 (UTC)

Heejung Kim

Moved to mainspace by QuakerSquirrel (talk). Self-nominated at 17:24, 19 January 2020 (UTC).

  • @Gerda Arendt: My DYK nom has been sitting unreviewed for a long time & I think it's gotten buried at this point. Someone suggested that I ask you if you would be willing to take a look at it. If you don't have the time, do you have a recommendation for how I can get it back on the radar? QuakerSquirrel (talk) 18:12, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
If I saw her at all - which I doubt - I may have thought that someone with a more scientific background would be better. Please get rid of the orphan tag. I don't have time right now - rehearsal night - but if nobody beats me to it, I may eventually review. I need a reviewer for Nocturnes (Debussy), three months old, hint hint ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:23, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
ps: for next time: if you want to attract me, dont write so much source, telling me that I won't understand any of it ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:25, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 17[edit]

Cheung Chung-kiu

2-8a Rutland Gate, London
2-8a Rutland Gate, London
  • ... that Cheung Chung-kiu is buying 2–8a Rutland Gate, London (pictured) for over £200 million, easily the most expensive house sold in the UK? Source: "A Chinese property tycoon has agreed to buy a 45-room mansion overlooking Hyde Park in London for more than £200m, making it by far the most expensive house to be sold in the UK. Cheung Chung-kiu..." ([31])
    • 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)
  • Reviewed: not yet done

Created by Edwardx (talk). Self-nominated at 23:38, 24 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new enough, not very detailed but long enough for DYK, neutral, and fully referenced. Hook is interesting and supported by cited source. Image is freely licensed. No copyvio found. Awaiting QPQ. -Zanhe (talk) 09:19, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
@Edwardx: A QPQ is still needed. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:40, 14 February 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 18[edit]

Brendan Kavanagh

Dr K with his trademark hoodie and dark glasses
Dr K with his trademark hoodie and dark glasses

Created by Crum375 (talk). Self-nominated at 10:13, 18 January 2020 (UTC).

  • While the hook is interesting, I would caution against using the term "YouTube sensation" here as it sounds like puffery here. Thus, the hook will need to be revised. Narutolovehinata5 tccsd:new 12:44, 14 February 2020 (UTC)
  • @Narutolovehinata5: Per the nom "Source" section above, see the Talk page for support for the phrase "Youtube (or Internet) sensation". But if you feel that it's still "puffery", can you suggest how to convey (in a short hook) that he has more than 1.1M YT subscribers and has been called a "YouTube sensation" by reliable sources? Thanks, Crum375 (talk) 02:57, 15 February 2020 (UTC)
I think it would be a better idea to just simply use the term "YouTube personality" and leave the "sensation" and subscribers part to the article itself. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 06:18, 15 February 2020 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: would you accept "YouTube star" per this Daily Mail article (emphasis added): "A 16-year-old opera singer has gone viral after being filmed beautifully singing at London Tube station with YouTube star Brendan Kavanagh."? Crum375 (talk) 11:49, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
I'm still not so sure. Personally I still think "personality" is the safest term that can be used here. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:14, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: the problem with "personality" is that it doesn't convey anything special, so it's not very hooky. If the guy is not famous in some way, the rest of the hook doesn't mean much and doesn't pull people in to find out more. How about comparing the possible alts so far, with their sources for the noun star/sensation/personality? Crum375 (talk) 22:58, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
Source for "star" (emphasis added): Daily Mail: "A 16-year-old opera singer has gone viral after being filmed beautifully singing at London Tube station with YouTube star Brendan Kavanagh."
Sources for "sensation" (emphasis added):
  • ClassicFM: "Also known as Dr K, the pianist, composer and former secondary school English teacher had left his day job in order to become a YouTube sensation by giving live Boogie Woogie style performances in unusual places."
  • Shareably: "Dr K, also known as Brendan Kavanagh, is a pianist, performer, and more. He’s also currently a complete YouTube sensation. He’s had millions of views thanks to his Boogie Woogie style of piano playing. People adore it."
No source for "personality", but assumed non-contentious? Crum375 (talk) 22:58, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
Yes, non-contentious. It would be like avoiding saying "Dr. Jones is a famous physician" and instead saying "Dr. Jones is a physician". Even if the sources say that Dr. Jones is famous, the article (or in this case hook) doesn't need to explicitly say it but instead explain how or why; there's actually a guideline on this very topic. Also, I disagree that the hook can't be hooky unless "star" or "sensation" are used; in fact, I'd argue that mentioning a Holocaust survivor become a concert pianist in the hook (or even simply the Holocaust survivor by itself) is already interesting by itself. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 04:20, 17 February 2020 (UTC)

Past Cure

Created by CAPTAIN MEDUSA (talk). Self-nominated at 13:46, 18 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg A more eye-catching or interesting hook is needed here as the current one is rather bland and dry. Maybe something else can be said about the game's production, or exactly how the game was inspired by Silent Hill and MGS? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 03:41, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
ALT1: ... that the 2018 indie video game Past Cure was developed by a team of eight people? ~~ CAPTAIN MEDUSAtalk 09:24, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
I don't know, that's not really unusual in the video game industry either. In indie game development it's even common for games to be made by one person or teams of two or three. Eight people can already be big in such cases. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:35, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
ALT2: ... that the 2018 indie video game Past Cure was developed by a team from Turkey, Belgium, Egypt, Romania, England, and Macedonia? — Preceding unsigned comment added by CAPTAIN MEDUSA (talkcontribs) 12:52, 2 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Full review needed now that an interesting new hook has been provided. (Prior hooks have been struck.) BlueMoonset (talk) 20:53, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

Uniforms of the United States Space Force

U.S. Space Force uniform
U.S. Space Force uniform

Created by Garuda28 (talk) and Illegitimate Barrister (talk). Nominated by Illegitimate Barrister (talk) at 20:31, 23 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg I have pulled this from the queue as I could barely find a reference for the subject matter, let alone the hook. Three of the four references in the article don't appear to mention space force uniforms at all, and the one that does only says that one particular outfit appears to be based on an airforce uniform - but even that obviously differs in insignia. If I've missed something, please point me to it, but right now this article looks like original research to me. Gatoclass (talk) 18:59, 7 February 2020 (UTC)
ALT0a: ... that the uniforms of the United States Space Force (example pictured) are the same as the U.S. Air Force?
Would that be an acceptable rewording? Or would it be better to just link "the same uniforms" to the hook subject? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 04:23, 17 February 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 21[edit]

Omar Lorméndez Pitalúa

  • ... that Omar Lorméndez Pitalúa married his kidnapping victim? Source: "'Levantón' que terminó en matrimonio ... el levantón de Angelica Lagunas Jarmailo y su hija, Ana Bertha Gonzalez Lagunas, termino en romance con dos de sus secuestradores, Arturo Guzman Decena, El Zeta 1, y Omar Lormendez, El Pitalua ... hubo una estrecha relacion entre El Pitalua con Angelica, al grade de que en 2002 contrajeron matrimonio." / English: Kidnapping that ended in marriage ... the abduction of Angelica Lagunas Jarmailo and her daughter, Ana Bertha Gonzalez Lagunas, ended in romance with two of her kidnappers, Arturo Guzman Decena, El Zeta 1, and Omar Lormendez, El Pitalua .. There was a close relationship between [Omar Lormendez] and Angelica, to the extent that in 2002 they married. (El Universal)
    • ALT1:... that all U.S.-based assets of Omar Lorméndez Pitalúa are frozen? Source: "U.S. persons are prohibited from conducting financial or commercial transactions with the designees and any assets that the designated individuals may have under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen. " (USDOT)
    • ALT2:... that U.S. citizens are prohibited from engaging in business activities with Omar Lorméndez Pitalúa? Source: "U.S. persons are prohibited from conducting financial or commercial transactions with the designees and any assets that the designated individuals may have under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen. " (USDOT)
  • Reviewed: Pending
  • Comment: Original hook is my favorite, but I'm not too sure if it borderlines a BLP violation. Let me make my case for why it could be acceptable: the testimony came from a protected witness (an admitted cartel member who knew the couple and has assisted in trials) and from his wife (serving a 20-year conviction for drug trafficking). She admitted to the kidnapping and working for the cartel before and after their marriage. There are several sources mentioning the kidnapping case and their eventual marriage, all cited in the section "Kidnapping and marriage".

Moved to mainspace by MX (talk). Self-nominated at 16:25, 22 January 2020 (UTC).

The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith

  • Reviewed: This is my first nomination.
  • Comment: This page existed originally with a redirect to the first film, The Other Side of Heaven. I removed the redirect and wrote the page.

Created by Cstickel(byu) (talk). Self-nominated at 21:48, 21 January 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on January 22[edit]

Sakharam Ganesh Pandit

Pandit circa 1910, before his career as a lawyer
Pandit circa 1910, before his career as a lawyer
  • Comment: I'm open to any suggested alternative hooks! I don't think I need a QPQ - still less than 5 DYKs.

Created by Ganesha811 (talk). Self-nominated at 17:04, 23 January 2020 (UTC).


  • ... that the Zhili-Shandong Army in the Ankuochun had a regiment of 2,000 boys averaging 10 years old that used specially-made short guns? Philip Jowett (20 November 2013). China’s Wars: Rousing the Dragon 1894-1949. Bloomsbury Publishing. pp. 121–2. ISBN 978-1-4728-0673-4.
    • ALT1:... that generals of the Ankuochun proposed a new principle for the Three Principles of the People, named Minde (People's Morality)? Chi Man Kwong (28 February 2017). War and Geopolitics in Interwar Manchuria: Zhang Zuolin and the Fengtian Clique during the Northern Expedition. BRILL. p. 123. ISBN 978-90-04-34084-8.

Moved to mainspace by Roniius (talk). Self-nominated at 02:17, 23 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Hi Roniius, review follows: article created 22 January; article is of good length and well written; article is cited inline throughout to reliable sources; I didn't spot any overly cvlose paraphrasing from the sources I checked; first hook is interesting, mentioned in the article and backed up by the cited source; I struck the second hook as I didn't find it interesting enough, sorry; just waiting for a QPQ I think. Great work - Dumelow (talk) 19:07, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
@Dumelow: QPQ done. Roniius (talk) 05:48, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg, looks good - Dumelow (talk) 07:42, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Please put this DYK on hold. I have discovered some substantial issues with the article. RGloucester 11:34, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
Dispute over the issue has been solved, but substantial changes will have to be made to the article. ALT0, however, will not be removed. This DYK may be able to go ahead once the issue is fully resolved, or it may be able to go ahead now. Roniius (talk) 13:50, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
Symbol possible vote.svg This dispute has not been resolved. The article is still in a state of flux while non-related content is moved out, and the scope adjusted. This article is not yet fit to be placed on the main page. RGloucester 09:18, 5 February 2020 (UTC)
The article is somewhat in order, but the title has yet to be made clear. RGloucester 09:54, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
Perhaps the hook could be reworded? It sounds a bit strange to me, as if it's a run-off sentence. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 14:13, 13 February 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 23[edit]

Phyllodoce lineata

Phyllodoce lineata
Phyllodoce lineata
  • ... that the worm Phyllodoce lineata (pictured) is a predator and scavenger, feeding mostly on other polychaete worms? Source: " A hunting carnivore and scavenger, feeds on other polychaetes"

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

  • This is my first review so perhaps someone else had better check but I cannot find any problems - it looks fine to me. Presumably the picture gets included automatically. Chidgk1 (talk) 15:44, 30 January 2020 (UTC)
@Chidgk1: The picture does not get added automatically, but I have added it now. I suggest you use the Reviewer's template mentioned above so that other editors can see what you have checked. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:14, 31 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 25[edit]

Gustav Brecher

Gustav Brecher, c. 1910
Gustav Brecher, c. 1910

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 11:13, 1 February 2020 (UTC).

1948 Gozo luzzu disaster

  • ... that in 1948, authorities in Gozo learnt that a passenger boat had capsized after a survivor swam ashore, walked to a nearby village and called the police? Source: "As the luzzu was approaching Mġarr it could not take any more pounding and it capsised ... When he finally succeeded in scrambling ashore, he made his way to the call office at Qala to inform the Mġarr police of his fellow passengers’ plight." (Times of Malta)
    • ALT1:... that a luzzu capsized and sank off Gozo in 1948 after too many passengers had insisted on boarding the boat? Source: "...many more people than they had expected. In view of the number of passengers Refalo and Grima insisted on making two trips, but the passengers protested and boarded the luzzu... As the luzzu was approaching Mġarr it could not take any more pounding and it capsised" (Times of Malta)

Created by Xwejnusgozo (talk). Self-nominated at 22:55, 30 January 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on January 26[edit]

Morgenstern der finstern Nacht

  • Reviewed: Lou Lefaive
  • Comment: literally even "laughed"

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 16:44, 2 February 2020 (UTC).

Thank you for pointing that out. I don't like the phrase German-language, sorry. Could we say "in German"? We would not have the same question in Spanish. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:55, 4 February 2020 (UTC)

Republic of Philippines v. Pimentel

Created by Psiĥedelisto (talk). Self-nominated at 02:17, 27 January 2020 (UTC).

  • This Indian litigation started in 1878 and was ongoing in 2013; the slow pace of litigation in India is very well known around the world so I'm not convinced people will be excited by the "twenty years" in the hooks. Is there a more human angle to the story? --kingboyk (talk) 08:55, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
  • (1) The Philippines is not India. (2) This case has primarily taken so long in American courts. (3) The distribution of funds to elderly victims of martial law in the Philippines is not human? Psiĥedelisto (talk) 09:14, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
  • I'll be frank, since you asked, but this is just my opinion, I may well be in a minority of one, and I mean no offence:
(1) Am aware, have visited both countries.
(2) Wikipedia is global. Your hooks are fixated on "20 years of litigation" and I'm saying that does not give them (to me) any "wow" factor. Hooks should be "short, punchy, catchy, and likely to draw the readers in to wanting to read the article". These hooks don't draw me in.
(3) I've no idea about the human story from reading your article. The article only uses the word "human" 4 times and "victim" 4 times, and that's including the footnotes. It tells me nothing about the plight of the victims at all, nor what the crimes were (that word is used once; "elderly" does not appear at all). You have a Background section, why not put a few details about the crimes and the victims in there? Also, was there no reaction to the payout from victim groups? As it stands, the article is a good but dry report of a legal case; I don't see it fascinating the average reader. The fascinating "human angle" material is in the linked article People Power Revolution, which is not new. --kingboyk (talk) 10:36, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
I added a link to Human rights abuses of the Marcos dictatorship to the hook without it. The article I wrote is about the litigation. Could any litigation interest you? I think the litigation is very interesting and shows that even American courts can be very slow, and it's also interesting that a SCOTUS decision didn't settle the matter, which most people think always happens. Psiĥedelisto (talk) 13:48, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

Advisory Board Crystals

  • Comment: Multiple sources for each hook in the article.

Created by The Flying Spaghetti Monster (talk). Self-nominated at 18:38, 26 January 2020 (UTC).

  • I should also note that this collaboration has long ago sold out, in case anyone was worried about DYK:NOT and promotion. The Flying Spaghetti Monster! 16:56, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

Symbol question.svg Looking to review this...:

  • Article is new enough and long enough.
  • The hook is interesting, but I'd suggest dropping the "and all profits went to the Wikimedia Foundation" part as a Lil Wayne X Wikipedia collaboration is interesting enough.
  • The article needs work on making the relationship between Lil Wayne and Wikipedia clear. "The rapper had previously referenced Wikipedia in a promotional video for his 2018 album..." tells the reader nothing (and seems like trivia) unless it can be connected back to Advisory Board Crystals.
  • Additional comment: Maybe add the company's logo to the infobox? Also, Tha Carter V should be italicized.

Hope this helps. Nice4What (talk · contribs) – (Don't forget to share a Thanks ) 04:14, 31 January 2020 (UTC)

Proposed ALT2, so this review may need a second opinion. Nice4What (talk · contribs) – (Don't forget to share a Thanks ) 04:45, 31 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Thanks for your feedback, I'll take a look at some of that today. As for the logo, I'm not even sure the company has a set logo haha but I'll have a look. Thanks! The Flying Spaghetti Monster! 12:39, 31 January 2020 (UTC)
  • From their Instagram and many of their shirt designs, I believe it's just these letters which could be uploaded to Wikipedia with no issue as it falls under the public domain. Nice4What (talk · contribs) – (Don't forget to share a Thanks ) 13:37, 31 January 2020 (UTC)

Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Problem with Lil Wayne fixed and logo added. Ready for a second review. Nice4What (talk · contribs) – (Don't forget to share a Thanks ) 18:11, 31 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 27[edit]

Local 58

  • ... that Local 58 is a constantly hijacked television station?

Created/expanded by Florence Hansen (talk). Self-nominated at 22:40, 1 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol delete vote.svg The article is new (created on 27 January, nominated on 1 February). It is sufficiently long (the prose portion has >4500 characters). I am concerned that notability is not very well established: the bulk of the citations are primary sources supporting plot summaries, and the others include TV Tropes and Know Your Meme, both of which are generally unreliable. The hook is short but not representative, taking an in-universe fact about a fictional TV station and presenting it straight up. XOR'easter (talk) 17:29, 14 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg As it does not appear the article is clearly ineligible, replacing the X icon with the less dire slash. I have struck the hook, since per WP:DYKSG#C6, If the subject is a work of fiction or a fictional character, the hook must involve the real world in some way. (A fictional TV station is covered; the key word here is "fiction".) The notability issue is a tricky one at DYK; if the article is truly non-notable and there aren't any reliable secondary sources, then the usual recourse is articles for deletion to see what the community's consensus is regarding notability. BlueMoonset (talk) 06:55, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

Anyone (Demi Lovato song)

Created and expanded by Paparazzzi (talk). Self-nominated at 00:42, 2 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Paparazzzi WP:DYKHOOK says that "Articles and hooks that focus unduly on negative aspects of living individuals should be avoided". As such, I don't think we should be running a hook that focuses mostly on her overdose. Joseph2302 (talk) 13:05, 2 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg ALT1 hook seems fine to me. Full review is needed, and I don't have time to do so, so please can another editor do it? Joseph2302 (talk) 08:00, 8 February 2020 (UTC)

Ripon Parks

Toothwort flowerhead
Toothwort flowerhead
  • Reviewed: Die Wolke
  • Comment: Created in userspace, moved to mainspace 27 January 2020

Moved to mainspace by Storye book (talk). Self-nominated at 10:41, 30 January 2020 (UTC).

Cardinal Wolsey
Cardinal Wolsey
Symbol question.svg Sorry Gerda, we actually edit conflicted as I was publishing my review. But feel free to re-review, and also perhaps comment on my alt?
The article is long enough, in date, and well sourced. QPQ has been done. AGF on the reliability of some of the sources, which are published by the bodies responsible for its upkeep, so should be ok. Images are free use, and nothing problematic on the copyvio detector using the cited sources. The first hook checks out fine - perhaps an interesting alt could be:
Alt 1 I'm less sure about, mainly with the use of Bishop of Ripon. The source suggests that it was owned by the Archbishop of York, which is the title which should be used here rather than bishop of York, which is from an earlier period than that referred to in the article. It was administered through Ripon, which was part of the diocese of York until 1836. From the sources it seems that the landowner was simply the Archbishop of York, administered perhaps on his behalf by the church authorities at Ripon, rather than there existing a title of "bishop of York and Ripon", or that there were two separate entities, the "bishop of York" and the "bishop of Ripon" which at times had ownership over the land. The article uses "subsequently the Canons of Ripon", while the source is less clear on the chronology, stating "until the 19th century was administered from Ripon, either by the Archbishop of York or the Canons of the Minster (later the Cathedral)." The source also says "Most of it still belongs to the Church Commissioners as successors to the Archbishop", rather than as the article has it "Much of the land is still in the possession of the Church Commissioners, who inherited it from the Canons of Ripon". Ecclesiatical history and landownership is a little tricky to disentangle, perhaps it would be better to drop Alt1 unless this can be clarified? I'll note the hook should be cited directly in the article, which at the moment it seems not to be. Spokoyni (talk) 16:44, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
I'd like to revview this, later today. Looks great! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:05, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
  • I think ALT3 is a useful simplification, but the discrepencies between the article and sources are still present in the former. Is there a reason you use 'bishop of York' rather than 'archbishop'? The ordering also seems odd, surely the archbishop held the land for (on behalf of) the church, rather than the other way around? Spokoyni (talk) 17:38, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Yes, those prelates certainly did themselves suspiciously well in hunting parks and palaces for men in their line of work! ALT 4 looks good to me. If you perhaps can bring the article a little more in line with the sources and terminology that I've outlined then I think this would be a pass, and per Wikipedia:Did you know#DYK rules C.b, the hook fact should be directly cited at the end of the relevent sentence in the article. Spokoyni (talk) 18:31, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
  • I've adjusted the article as requested. I shall take another look at the sources tomorrow (too tired after a long day to do it adequately right now.) Storye book (talk) 20:37, 3 February 2020 (UTC)

Adenike Oladosu

  • ... that Nigerian climate activist Adenike Oladosu organizes with Fridays for Future to confront the flooding, drought, and extreme heat causing crop failures and swelling refugee camps? [1]
  • Comment: This is my first nomination! Please ping me if I need to modify anything. Thank you!

Created by Kaizenify (talk) and Jlevi (talk). Nominated by Jlevi (talk) at 03:56, 30 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough; long enough; no QPQ required. Sufficiently referenced. I've done a lot of copy-editing to get this into shape (to the extent that I'm not far off being a co-editor rather than a reviewer). I have concerns about the photo used in the article and nominated that for deletion. There is too much close paraphrasing from the Greenpeace source and that will have to be addressed before this goes any further; Jlevi I suggest you attend to this (as nominator). I note that half the sources use "Oladosu" as the given name and I've put a query in with the subject via Twitter mail. I've removed the birth date from the article as it wasn't in the source given; that (and the fact that we've got a middle name) makes me believe that she is known to the article creator, and that Oladosu is in fact her family name. Schwede66 20:41, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Just confirming that I've heard back from the subject and we've got the naming correct. Schwede66 21:03, 10 February 2020 (UTC)


  1. ^ Watts, Jonathan (19 September 2019). "'The crisis is already here': young strikers facing climate apartheid". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 January 2020. Adenike will confront those fears in the coming week along with millions of others across the world as she joins the global climate strike, which kickstarts with a global day of action on Friday....She reels off a long list of reasons for her sense of unease: drought in the north of Nigeria is worsening conflict and driving migration. Floods are affecting wider areas and adding to pressures on displaced people’s camps. Food prices are rising because agricultural land is ruined. Livestock are dying because of heat stress, which has also killed three of her pet puppies. “I really don’t know whether we are going to win this race [against runaway climate change]. I think about it every day,” she said.

Enno Stephan

  • ... that Enno Stephan's book, Geheimauftrag Irland, caused embarrassment in Ireland when it revealed the details of Nazi espionage there during the Second World War?
    • ALT1:... that ...?

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 16:30, 29 January 2020 (UTC).

Moff Gideon

Esposito in 2017
Esposito in 2017
  • ... that Giancarlo Esposito (pictured) has rejected simple classifications of Moff Gideon, his character in The Mandalorian, as "good" or "bad"? 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)
    • ALT1:... that Moff Gideon (actor pictured) of The Mandalorian has been compared to Darth Vader of Star Wars? 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)

Converted from a redirect by Hunter Kahn (talk). Nominated by Miraclepine (talk) at 16:29, 27 January 2020 (UTC).

Charles Montier

  • Comment: 15 million Ford Model Ts were manufactured, starting in 1908 - a mass produced car, for the masses. Henry Ford said "I will build a motor car for the great multitude... it will be so low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one – and enjoy with his family the blessing of hours of pleasure in God's great open spaces". Charles Montier certainly enjoyed his Model T - by racing it in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, alongside Bentleys and Bugattis. He and his co-driver finished 14th of 37 entrants.
  • Comment: Other hook suggestions welcome!

Created by Kingboyk (talk). Self-nominated at 08:21, 27 January 2020 (UTC).

--kingboyk (talk) 02:43, 31 January 2020 (UTC)

  • I think the hook needs something like 'raced a modified version of the popular/high-selling/mass produced etc.' Just to make it clear that the Model T wasn't an expected car to be raced at Le Mans. I know a little about cars so I got it, but if you didn't know what a Model T was it leaves the hook a little lacking? What do you think?
The Flying Spaghetti Monster! 13:16, 30 January 2020 (UTC)
  • OK, I've done two things: 1) Added some info about the Model T to the article, including an extract from the Henry Ford quote I included in my comment above; 2) Added hook suggestion ALT3 here. I think The Flying Spaghetti Monster is absolutely right and if this submission is accepted we should go with ALT3 or a rewording thereof. I'm unsure of protocol so I've left the original hook suggestions in place rather than removed or striked (sp.?) them. Thank you again, The Flying Spaghetti Monster. --kingboyk (talk) 02:43, 31 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Great, those changes look good and make the hook interesting enough for me. However, the article has three red links which, if I remember correctly, are not allowed on DyK pages. So if you could either create them, or if not notable enough just remove the link, then I'm happy to say this is ready from my point of view. (Although I should imagine you'll need another editor to give their opinion too as I'm fairly new to this). Update: I was wrong - it's just the hook that can't have redlinks. Although the article would be better without them anyway as standard I reckon. The Flying Spaghetti Monster! 12:26, 31 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Thanks. Montier's son Ferdinand is red-linked per WP:REDLINK as I believe he meets WP:GNG and WP:NMOTORSPORT and the infobox I have used has an entry for "notable relatives". He has other incoming links not added by me. I might yet knock up a short article on him to turn the link blue, although as he mostly entered the same races as his father (and without any great success) it might not be a terribly interesting article. It would be no great loss to remove the link if necessary and I await further guidance on that.
There are also some red links to non-championship Grand Prix races. These articles all have only one other incoming link, from their respective season's pages e.g. 1931 Casablanca Grand Prix is linked to from 1931 Grand Prix season but nowhere else in mainspace (not even from the article on the driver who won the race). I'm puzzled by this and it makes me wonder whether these non-Championship race report red links should be removed not just from Montier's article but from the season articles too... On the other hand I believe the races likely have enough sources and notability to be written about (whilst being far from certain it will ever happen) and I feel compelled by WP:REDLINK to link to them. I think I might have a solution, however: I could redirect these red links to their respective season reports and template them with Template:R with possibilities.
I'll attend to this asap; I have a few last minute additions to make first due to finding some additional sources after I thought the article was done! --kingboyk (talk) 04:01, 1 February 2020 (UTC)
I'm all done and ready for review, except for the article on Ferdinand Montier which is in my sandbox and probably won't be completed until tomorrow. The reviewer can safely assume that link will turn blue shortly.
The Flying Spaghetti Monster are you intending to review this submission or were you just commenting? --kingboyk (talk) 15:40, 1 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Just commenting my dude, got to re-familiarise myself with the criteria before I review. Good work on the red links and the new hook though - looks ready to me but will need a second opinion I think. The Flying Spaghetti Monster! 13:41, 15 February 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 28[edit]

Atharva Ankolekar

Created by Dee03 (talk). Self-nominated at 20:52, 3 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article looks like it has no issues, hook is interesting, long enough, no copyvio. However, the hook needs to be directly cited in the article. I am suggesting maybe ALT1a: "... that cricketer Atharva Ankolekar had a cricket bat placed near his crib by his father on the day of his birth?" as to re-add the father's role. Let me know what you think and when you update the article. Nice4What (talk · contribs) – (Don't forget to share a Thanks ) 15:27, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Thank you for reviewing this. I have cited the source directly after the sentence now and added a QPQ review too. I am OK with ALT1a. Dee03 18:53, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 29[edit]

Hildegard Heichele

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 16:54, 5 February 2020 (UTC).

Daniel R. Lucey

Anthrax skin lesion
Anthrax skin lesion
  • ... that infectious diseases expert Daniel R. Lucey's work on bioterrorism prepared him to advise on the 2001 anthrax scare (anthrax lesion pictured)? After 9/11, Lucey warned officials that “bioterrorism was going to be the second type of attack...But at about the same time, letters containing anthrax spores were mailed to several media outlets....Thanks to Lucey, Washington Hospital Center was prepared. [36]
    • ALT1:... that Daniel R. Lucey remembered that the first case of SARS in Toronto in 2003 was missed? Dr. Lucey, however, recalled that the SARS outbreak in Toronto in 2003 started with one missed case. [37]
    • ALT2:... that emerging infectious diseases specialist Daniel R. Lucey worked on HIV/AIDS before we discovered it but after it discovered us? His residency in San Francisco was during the initial recognition of the AIDS pandemic in 1982-85, starting before our species had discovered HIV (in 1983) but when the virus had already discovered us. [38]
      • ALT3 ... that emerging infectious diseases specialist Daniel R. Lucey has spent more than 30 years "chasing things you wouldn't want to catch"?
      • ALT4 ... that emerging infectious diseases specialist Daniel R. Lucey advocates stockpiling chest tubes in the preparation for a biothreat from anthrax?
Reviewed: Queen's Oak

5x expanded by Whispyhistory (talk) and Philafrenzy (talk). Nominated by Whispyhistory (talk) at 21:01, 3 February 2020 (UTC).

  • I think "before we discovered it but after it discovered us?" is a quote. Please add to the article and source it.Philafrenzy (talk) 21:23, 3 February 2020 (UTC)

The Patient Assassin

5x expanded by Whispyhistory (talk), Harshil169 (talk), and Philafrenzy (talk). Nominated by Whispyhistory (talk) at 21:27, 3 February 2020 (UTC).

Gösta Neuwirth

  • Reviewed: XHCPBS-FM
  • Comment: the reason would be interesting but hard to word, at least for me

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 15:43, 3 February 2020 (UTC).

The Client (Star Wars)

Moved to mainspace by Hunter Kahn (talk). Self-nominated at 15:08, 2 February 2020 (UTC).

  • The article is neutral, meets the required length, and is sufficiently referenced. Article was created on 29 January, within seven days of this nomination. QPQ is done. Hooks are interesting and sourced; I think the main one is more appealing, but both are great. Good to go! – Rhain 22:17, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

Act I: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge)

Jay Electronica
Jay Electronica
  • Reviewed: Advisory Board Crystals. 04:57, 31 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment: Please post on March 18, the planned release date of Jay Electronica's debut album. 14:53, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

Created by Nice4What (talk). Self-nominated.

Articles created/expanded on January 30[edit]

Newsteadia floccosa

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 07:36, 6 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article new enough, long enough, and adequately cited. Hook short enough, interesting enough, and also cited. Copyvio seems fine. QPQ done. ~~ CAPTAIN MEDUSAtalk 04:57, 7 February 2020 (UTC)

Symbol question.svg @CAPTAIN MEDUSA: @Cwmhiraeth: just pinging this one back to the nom page with a query. I'm not sure the article and source exactly match what the hook says. The article (and indeed the source) say it is found across Europe. And separately, the source [40] says that N. floccosa is "the most common species in the collection". But the collection only has a limited number of samples, and the source itself does not make the leap from saying it was the most common in the collection to saying it was the most common in Europe overall. Furthermore, the countries where it says it was found in this study are limited to a group in eastern and south-eastern Europe (presumably because they originated in the Collection of the Hungarian Natural History Museum). So without any sources other than this primary source corroborating this fact, and with even this source not really claiming the hook fact, I don't think it's strong enough. Thanks  — Amakuru (talk) 19:54, 15 February 2020 (UTC)

@Amakuru: It was a pretty comprehensive survey, there were 2970 soil samples taken and the scale was found in the 22 countries mentioned in the study and article, which include Eastern, Western, Southern and Northern Europe. How about ALT1? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 21:19, 15 February 2020 (UTC)
  • ALT1 ... that in a Europe-wide study, boreal ensign scale was found to be the most common scale insect present in soil?
    Thanks for your reply. As far as I can tell they aren't saying they themselves found the scale in all of those 22 countries, just that according nyo some other source that's where they're found. The study seemingly found them only in Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Romania, Montenegro, Slovenia, Sweden and Turkey, but then it admits that the Hungarian collection has tended to focus on collecting soil from Balkan countries in recent years anyway. The ALT1 looks OK, I'll have another look tomorrow anyway. My only lingering concern is over the "Europe-wide" given that far more samples were taken in some areas than others. We don't want to imply that this thing is most common in all areas if it's only in some... Cheers  — Amakuru (talk) 23:52, 15 February 2020 (UTC)

Scale insect

Formica fusca ants tending a herd of mealybugs
Formica fusca ants tending a herd of mealybugs
  • ... that many scale insects are immobile as adults, their dispersal sometimes being assisted by ants or the wind?
    • ALT1:... that some scale insects have a mutualistic relationship with ants?
    • ALT2:... that scale insects cause billions of dollars' worth of damage to crops?
    • ALT3:... that scale insects are the original source of both "crimson" and "scarlet"?

Improved to Good Article status by Chiswick Chap (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk). Nominated by Cwmhiraeth (talk) at 10:14, 4 February 2020 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Substantial GA, on good sources, no copyvio obvious. The image is licensed, but I don't see much on it that size. I like ALT3 best, but don't exactly get what "source" means here, and can't read beyond three dots in the Scarlet source, so don't see any mentioning of kermes, nor insects. Please help me to understand. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:10, 5 February 2020 (UTC)
The article explains that both the red colour-names crimson and scarlet are related to kermes products, which are made from the tubes created by scale insects. As the article states (with citations) "Crimson" is by etymology cognate with the dyestuff "kermes", both from Arabic qirmizī (for the colour and the insect), while scarlet is from the Arabic word siklāt for luxury silks dyed with kermes. All these things are reliably cited in the article. Hope this helps. Chiswick Chap (talk) 17:24, 5 February 2020 (UTC)
Sorry, not quite. No problem with "crimson", but I see the ref for "scarlet" (#23) only until "quę vulgo rasilis …", and until there, see no reference to any insects, nor to kermes. You can tell me that it comes later, and I'll believe you, or explain what I misunderstand. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:33, 5 February 2020 (UTC)
Yes, it's later in that ref. You will also find the same thing in Netherton, Robin; Owen-Crocker, Gale R. (2008). Medieval Clothing and Textiles. Boydell & Brewer. p. 22. ISBN 978-1-84383-366-6. Munro believes that the morphology of siklātun had an influence on the formation of the word "scarlet" in the European languages in question, and also that the extremely expensive dyestuffs used in the Arab silks mentioned above constituted the bridging element in the association between scarlet cloth and scarlet colour. Muslim spain was not only a major centre (though far from being the only one) for the production of siklātun, but also a major source of kermes. Chiswick Chap (talk) 19:09, 5 February 2020 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: If, like me, you think this connection a bit scholarly, you can always opt for another hook. I like the ants herding the mealybugs, personally. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:39, 6 February 2020 (UTC)
Fine, can you please word that? Because "mutualistic relationship" is not the same ;) - mutual? - ... but "herded" and "mealybugs are much "catchier"! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:45, 6 February 2020 (UTC)

Georges Larivière

Created by Flibirigit (talk) and HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk). Nominated by Flibirigit (talk) at 19:40, 30 January 2020 (UTC).

Battle of Leuwiliang

Moved to mainspace by Juxlos (talk). Self-nominated at 16:53, 30 January 2020 (UTC).

Susan Folkman

Created by HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk). Self-nominated at 04:14, 30 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg The article is new, long enough, and very well referenced. I see no neutrality or copyright issues. The hooks are all cited but I do not think they would draw in readers. The article has a potential for more interesting hooks; for example, Folkman being a stay at home mum for 12 years between earning a BA in history and embarking on an academic career in psychology. (I removed the bit about being a stay at home mum because it was not in the source, but I trust the information is out there somewhere). I am also intrigued by the fact that she first qualified as a historian before becoming an eminent psychologist. Can this be explained in the article a bit better? It might even make for a good hook, unless it's not so unusual in the US.
    A couple of additional remarks. The subject is so evidently notable that I find it surprising that this is a new article on English Wikipedia. Catalan and French Wikipedias have had articles about Folkman since 2017. The article could use a portrait; I suggest asking the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine to change the license of this photograph to either Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) or Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0). Their FlickR account might be inactive (I am not sure) but perhaps there is another way to contact them. Surtsicna (talk) 20:54, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
Surtsicna, I have emailed Dr. Folkman and she has provided a photo but forgot to include the permissions. I am waiting on a response from her. HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk) 22:15, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
Even better! I now see the article is missing a citation for the date of birth. Hopefully one can be found. Surtsicna (talk) 22:38, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
Surtsicna, still working on the photo. Re her birthday: on WikiData [44] her birthday is sourced to [45]. Is this okay? HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk) 04:14, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
A photo is not required for DYK; it would just be a very useful addition (and it might make for a lead hook). I suppose that could work as a DoB reference. Surtsicna (talk) 11:56, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
Surtsicna, So is it G2G besides the photo? HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk) 02:02, 12 February 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 31[edit]

John Huntington

  • ... that Cleveland industrialist and Cleveland Museum of Art founder John Huntington (pictured) owned a lakeside property on which he built a hobby farm with a house, a water tower, and a steam pump irrigation system? Source: "Huntington Reservation". Cleveland Historical. In 1880, the most desirable 100 acres of the Dover Township shoreline became a summer retreat and hobby farm for John Huntington ... In addition to building a fine house on the land, Huntington, an inventor and avid tinkerer, constructed a water tower and maintained a steam pump system to irrigate his orchards and gardens. He built several other structures on his property, a few of which remain standing today.

5x expanded by Aranya (talk). Self-nominated at 17:38, 4 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Actually, I think that this could be a better hook:
ALT1: ... that Cleveland industrialists John Huntington, Hinman Hurlbut, and Horace Kelley each independently bequested funds that would eventually be used to form the Cleveland Museum of Art in 1913? Source: "Cleveland Museum of Art: Founders". Cleveland Museum of Art. October 22, 2012. Over the course of nine years Huntington, Kelley and Hurlbut each separately left bequests for the establishment of an art gallery. Fortunately all three estates had a common trustee, Henry Clay Ranney, who was able to reconcile the three bequests to create a single art museum which was eventually incorporated as The Cleveland Museum of Art on June 25, 1913.
Aranya (talk) 07:35, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

Danish Trade Union Confederation

  • ... that when the Danish Trade Union Confederation was established, in 2019, it brought together 79 unions? Source: "...on 1 January 2019 they merged into FH – the Danish Trade Union Confederation. This giant comprises 79 trade unions representing 1.4 million members." [46]

Created by Warofdreams (talk). Self-nominated at 16:49, 4 February 2020 (UTC).

Eleno Salazar Flores

  • ... that police officers once arrested a Mexican panther involved in drug trafficking? 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)
    • ALT1:... that a Mexican panther was convicted of drug trafficking in 2017? 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)
    • ALT2:... that a Mexican panther headed a group of assassins who were former members of the Tamaulipas State Police?
  • Reviewed: Pending
  • Comment: Figured his unique alias would be help this be hooky. Open to other suggestions.

Moved to mainspace by MX (talk). Self-nominated at 15:31, 3 February 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on February 1[edit]

Verleih uns Frieden (Mendelssohn)

Felix Mendelssohn in 1833
Felix Mendelssohn in 1833
  • Reviewed: Yoga Body
  • Comment: Sorry, a day late, again. - We could also say that Schumann thought the piece would become world-famous.

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 15:46, 9 February 2020 (UTC).

Susan Sweney

Susan Sweney
Susan Sweney
  • ... that fascist broadcaster Susan Sweney (pictured) was "many times drowned"?
  • ALT1:... that British fascist in Germany, Susan Sweney, (pictured) was suspected by the Gestapo of spying for the Allies?
  • ALT2:... that Second World War fascist Susan Sweney (pictured) was jailed by the Germans and the British?
  • ALT3:... that after Susan Sweney (pictured) was shipwrecked during the Second World War, she cursed the crew who rescued her so much that they nicknamed her "the devil's roast"?

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 23:24, 4 February 2020 (UTC).

Wei Zhongquan

Model of the Fengyun-2 satellite
Model of the Fengyun-2 satellite

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 04:30, 3 February 2020 (UTC).

Bad Idea (Ariana Grande song)

Improved to Good Article status by Paparazzzi (talk). Self-nominated at 00:31, 2 February 2020 (UTC).

  • The article was promoted to GA status but doesn't mention the song's inclusion on K Bye for Now? Nice4What (talk · contribs) – (Don't forget to share a Thanks ) 06:11, 2 February 2020 (UTC)
Nice4What: it is now included on the live performances section.Paparazzzi (talk) 18:08, 6 February 2020 (UTC)
Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Sorry, was just leaving a comment, not starting a review. My bad. Nice4What (talk · contribs) – (Don't forget to share a Thanks ) 17:35, 7 February 2020 (UTC)

Parel Relief

Parel Relief
Parel Relief

Created by Johnbod (talk). Self-nominated at 17:23, 1 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Note "in worship" is the correct Indian English term (and indeed in other forms) Johnbod (talk) 17:29, 1 February 2020 (UTC)
    • alternative image
      Symbol question.svg Query: Article is new enough, long enough, neutral, free of copyvio, and has plenty of inline citations. (I feel that it would benefit from some reference cleanup to be a little neater, but it's sufficient for verifiability.) AGF for offline sources. QPQ verified. Image is tagged with CC license, is present in article, and displays adequately. (I feel that File:Monolithic_bass_shiva-2.jpg is better lit to show the relief and displays better at low resolution, but leave the choice to you and/or the promoter.) The hook is neutral but it needs to be reworked a bit. The height is disputed by the article's sources (variously 3, 3.5 and 4-metres) so that should probably be removed from the hook (it's the least interesting fact and the hook is a bit on the long side). Maybe also change "perhaps 530 AD" → "6th century" and move that around to the left side of "Parel Relief"? – Reidgreg (talk) 23:39, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
Fine with "6th century". I don't think the discrepancies over the height can exactly be called a "dispute". Presumably some of the sources weren't allowed to take a tape measure & ladder to it, and guessed. I think it's important to indicate the very large height, & I've gone for the rough average (and also what I think are likely to be the most accurate sources). The name is indeed a name, not a title, and should therefore NOT be italicized - see WP:VAMOS! I think this is the best image at small postage stamp size, but don't really mind. So:
  • ALT1: ... that the 3-metre-high (10 ft) 6th-century Parel Relief (pictured) with seven figures of Shiva was found in Mumbai during roadbuilding in 1931, and is now in worship at a local temple? (refs as above) Johnbod (talk) 04:58, 14 February 2020 (UTC)
    Thanks very much for the link! I was unaware of the exception for archeology. I've left some other cleanup notes on the article talk page, which can be discussed there. I'm pretty sure that if I passed it now, another editor would pull it from the queue before it reached the main page. If you feel that I'm overstepping, you can request a new reviewer. As for the hook, what would you think of removing the height figure and replacing that with "monolithic"? That's in the article, and it gives a sense of its large scale. – Reidgreg (talk) 16:57, 14 February 2020 (UTC)
It's all art, and things like named manuscripts & so on. I'm pretty sure that if you passed it now, another editor would not pull it from the queue before it reached the main page, having done over 350 of these. I'll look at the notes. I think "monolithic" is too vague & wouldn't convey that meaning to many people. Johnbod (talk) 19:04, 14 February 2020 (UTC)
  • ALT2: ... that the monolithic 6th-century Parel Relief (pictured) was found in Mumbai during roadbuilding in 1931, and is now in worship at a local temple?
Symbol possible vote.svg I feel that this is acceptable except for two minor policy points with the article, regarding the neutrality of Wikipedia's voice: the presentation of a quote and directly instructing the reader (notes on article talk page). I'm calling for a new review in case I'm interpreting this too strictly, and have provided a shorter alt hook for consideration. – Reidgreg (talk) 13:04, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg New reviewer requested. – Reidgreg (talk) 13:04, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

Raphael Warnock

Raphael Warnock
Raphael Warnock
  • ... that Raphael Warnock (pictured) is the senior pastor for Ebenezer Baptist Church, the former congregation of Martin Luther King Jr.?
    • 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)
  • Reviewed: IOU
  • Comment: Too bad I missed MLK Day, but it's Black History Month.

Created by Muboshgu (talk) and DividedFrame (talk). Nominated by Muboshgu (talk) at 04:43, 1 February 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on February 2[edit]

Leonard G. Montefiore

  • Reviewed: Huer's Hut
  • Comment: This was topical recently because of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

Created by Andrew Davidson (talk) and Der Keks (talk). Nominated by Andrew Davidson (talk) at 00:00, 10 February 2020 (UTC).

Georg von Dadelsen

  • Reviewed: to come

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 14:53, 9 February 2020 (UTC).


  • Reviewed: Elin C. Danien
  • Comment: Radio station moves of this distance are highly unusual in 2020.

5x expanded by Raymie (talk). Self-nominated at 04:53, 8 February 2020 (UTC).

Nazlı Ecevit

Created by CeeGee (talk). Self-nominated at 11:51, 6 February 2020 (UTC).


5x expanded by Raymie (talk). Self-nominated at 07:18, 3 February 2020 (UTC).

Sentientist Politics

Created by J Milburn (talk). Self-nominated at 14:06, 2 February 2020 (UTC).

Piazza Scossacavalli

Partial view of piazza Scossacavalli with St. Peter in the background (1930 ca.)
Partial view of piazza Scossacavalli with St. Peter in the background (1930 ca.)
  • ... that Piazza Scossacavalli in Rome (pictured) could keep until its demolition in 1937 its cinquecento atmosphere? Source: "...Piazza Scossacavalli, con la sua atmosfera cinquescentesca... (Cambedda, 1990, p. 57)"
    • ALT1:... that the other names of the demolished Piazza Scossacavalli in Rome (pictured) were linked to the cardinals living there? Source: "La piazza ebbe vari nomi a seconda dei cardinali che vi abitarono..." (Delli (1988) p. 857)

Created by Alessandro57 (talk). Self-nominated at 13:03, 2 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Hook isn't idiomatic English:
    • ALT2: ... that Piazza Scossacavalli in Rome (pictured) kept its cinquecento atmosphere until its demolition in 1937? Source: "...Piazza Scossacavalli, con la sua atmosfera cinquescentesca... (Cambedda, 1990, p. 57)" Johnbod (talk) 17:53, 2 February 2020 (UTC)

Monsters (James Blunt song)

James Blunt
James Blunt
  • ... that James Blunt (pictured) wrote "Monsters" to express his feelings about his father and his illness?

Created by CAPTAIN MEDUSA (talk). Self-nominated at 10:39, 2 February 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on February 3[edit]

The Right Side of History

Created by TheEpicGhosty (talk). Self-nominated at 01:12, 6 February 2020 (UTC).

Super Lemon Haze

Created by DDima (talk). Self-nominated at 23:05, 4 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg No copyvio issues, article is long enough, hooks are interesting, well-sourced. However, the article needs to cite that limonene is also found in lemons (right now, its only mention is an uncited image caption.) Also, is there anyway to rephrase ALT0 to make it more simple for those who don't know what a terpene is? Let me know if there's anything else you need. Nice4What (talk · contribs) – (Don't forget to share a Thanks ) 19:55, 13 February 2020 (UTC)

How about this simpler hook; I've changed the wording, to make it so that organic compound actually links to limonene instead of terpenes, for those who are unfamiliar with what they are.
I'll also add a citation for that statement as requested. § DDima 04:13, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

Yang Xin (art historian)

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 07:15, 4 February 2020 (UTC).


  • ... that when WIRK-TV ceased operations 64 years ago today, its president admitted to operating the station "long past the point of good judgment"? Source: [50]
    • ALT1:... that when WIRK-TV ceased operations 64 years ago today, its president congratulated the chairman of the FCC for "eliminat[ing] another small potato in this era of big business"? Source: PDF p43

Created by Raymie (talk). Self-nominated at 04:04, 4 February 2020 (UTC).

17 Million Fuck Offs

Created by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 18:56, 3 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg At first glance, there's a lot of issues with the quality of the article. I went ahead and fixed the infobox, however a lot of information is mixed together under one subsection. I would suggest splitting the article into three – "Release and promotion", "Commercial performance", and "Live performances" – based on what's already present. Also try adding the single's cover art and check for dead links. Nice4What (talk · contribs) – (Don't forget to share a Thanks ) 19:38, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
  • @Nice4What: I disagree. I think that with the content that there is there isn't really enough to justify splitting into 3 separate sections. There isn't enough on the promotion side (at least for the first release) to justify a separate section and the live performances would only cover the Brexit Day performance as I can't find anything about him performing it live elsewhere. That's why I thought it better to split it simply into the original release and background and the more covered re-release. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 22:43, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg Requesting an actual review, as I was just leaving a comment on the article's quality. Nice4What (talk · contribs) – (Don't forget to share a Thanks ) 14:59, 6 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Crikey! Do you really think that "fuck" is suitable for homepage exposure? The article gives the obvious alternative as "f**k"; that's much more appropriate IMHO. Schwede66 18:35, 15 February 2020 (UTC)

Alfredo Hueck

  • ... that Venezuelan film editor and director Alfredo Hueck became interested in the industry after his older brother made him learn to plug in a Betamax? Source: this interview (Spanish)

Created by Kingsif (talk). Self-nominated at 02:54, 3 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg I could probably assume good faith for the Spanish-language sources, but generally the article reads like promotional material riddled with peacocky language instead of an encyclopedic entry. The sources I can read seem problematic too, e.g. this entry is not significant coverage of Hueck by any means -- he is merely listed as editor, so it would be as good as simply linking to the movie's IMDb page... Other links like the indiegogo and vimeo ones similarly do not establish notability. I would recommend that we do away with such links Cheers Kingoflettuce (talk) 11:42, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
Really? I wrote it as a career overview, one that I thought was a bit weak but good for DYK. Not all sources need to have sigcov nor establish notability, you've just cherrypicked. There's no reason why his main coverage being in Spanish means he's not notable. Those sources you want to get rid of are sourcing things, would you rather it have ref tags? Hollywood Reporter is more RS than IMDb, you know.
Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Someone following DYK criteria to review, please. Kingsif (talk) 19:47, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
Afraid you are very much misunderstanding/mischaracterising whatever I have said, Kingsif. I never once said that the "main coverage being in Spanish means he's not notable"; in fact, I was willing to assume good faith! Your Hollywood Reporter "citation" is pointless and doesn't establish an iota of notability. Anybody who understands notability guidelines will agree... As for the stuff I can read and fully understand, I maintain that there is still far too much fluff for this to run. Kingoflettuce (talk) 14:30, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 4[edit]

Roberto Saccà

  • reviewed: to come
  • comment: The three roles - all lead roles - are a singer, a composer and an improvising organist - which I find cute. Help?

Created/expanded by Gerda Arendt (talk) and LouisAlain (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt at 14:18, 11 February 2020 (UTC).

Feels Good Man

Created by CAPTAIN MEDUSA (talk). Self-nominated at 20:34, 4 February 2020 (UTC).

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Red XN - ALT0 possibly not the most interesting thing about this subject

Image eligibility:

QPQ: Red XN - Not done
Review is incomplete - please fill in the "status" field

  • CAPTAIN MEDUSA, I wonder if you could get a really good alt out of the fact the documentary explores whether Pepe can be rehabilitated, as his creator wishes? I can't write it as if I do, I can't review it. Could you write it? --valereee (talk) 19:33, 15 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Also awaiting QPQ --valereee (talk) 20:37, 15 February 2020 (UTC)

Palazzo del Governatore di Borgo

Drawing of the facade attributed to Antonio da Sangallo il giovane
Drawing of the facade attributed to Antonio da Sangallo il giovane
  • ... that the Palazzo del Governatore di Borgo in Rome (pictured) is one of the first works showing the artistic maturity of Antonio da Sangallo the Younger? Source: "...dimostra l'evoluzione della cultura di Antonio, ormai libera da incertezze e consapevolmente diretta alla riacquisizione di vocaboli classici..." (Portoghesi, p. 84)

Created by Alessandro57 (talk). Self-nominated at 18:01, 4 February 2020 (UTC).

26 Broadway

26 Broadway
26 Broadway

5x expanded by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 17:35, 4 February 2020 (UTC).

Dick Johnson Is Dead

Created by CAPTAIN MEDUSA (talk). Self-nominated at 14:53, 4 February 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on February 5[edit]

Adrian Long

  • ... that Adrian Long was the first Northern Irish president of the Institution of Civil Engineers? "Last night's event was presided over by Prof Adrian Long of Queen's University, Belfast, the first Northern Irishman to be president of the British Institution of Civil Engineers." from "Humanitarian needs highlighted". The Irish Times. 11 April 2003. Retrieved 2 February 2020.

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 20:24, 5 February 2020 (UTC).

Chung Mong-won

Created by Flibirigit (talk). Self-nominated at 19:22, 5 February 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on February 6[edit]

Protocol Wars

  • ... that Larry Roberts described the ARPANET model as "oversold" during the Protocol Wars? Source: page 1309, "Hopefully, the extensive publications on the ARPANET have not oversold the particular variety of packet switching used in this first major network experiment. "
    • ALT1:... that Vint Cerf performed a striptease in a three-piece suit during the Protocol Wars? Source: page 55, "As Cerf addressed the IETF, he slowly removed the layers of his signature three-piece suit, performing a striptease that revealed a Tshirt: “IP on Everything.”"
  • Reviewed: Ted Robbins
  • Comment: This article was created on Feb 5th. At the start of the day on Feb 6th, the article was 3,569 bytes, at the end of the day on Feb 12th/start of day Feb 13th it was 21,595 bytes, 5x expansion and I posted on the talk page here on the 13th to seek assistance with the DYK nomination and hit submit on the DYK nomination on the 14th due to real world responsibilities. The article is rated C-class by Wiki Project Computing.

Created/expanded by Whizz40 (talk). Self-nominated at 11:26, 14 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Hi @Whizz40:, taking a look at this as you requested. This is far from my area of expertise, so can you say why the first hook would be interesting to a broad audience? The second hook is certainly catchy but the first isn't standing out to the casual reader. Kosack (talk) 09:16, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Thank you Kosack. Agree the second hook is catchy. Larry Roberts played a central role in building the ARPANET, which was the forerunner of the Internet. He 'switched sides' in the Protocol Wars when he later built Telenet using a different approach. We could rephrase the first hook as:
... that Larry Roberts built the ARPANET, the forerunner of the Internet, and later described it as "oversold" during the Protocol Wars?
I think my preference is for the second hook (ALT1). Whizz40 (talk) 10:27, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
Review as follows. Article was created on 5 February, nomination was marginally outside the window but I think we can allow a little slack there. Article is well over the minimum required prose size and has no copyvio concerns. ALT1 and the revised original hook are catchy enough for promotion and have inline citations to reliable sources. QPQ is also complete. @Whizz40:, from your comment above, you're happy with ALT1 being the main hook for promotion? Kosack (talk) 16:42, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
Yes, agreed, let's go with ALT1. Vint Cerf is better known, and this hook relates to the Internet-OSI Standard War which is the main component of the Protocol Wars. Thank you.
In case anyone reviewing DYK or the Talk page is more familiar with this than me, there are three images which could be included in the article but I'm not sure about the fair use or copyright requirements to reproduce them:
  • The Davies graphic from the 1975 Computer world.[1]
  • a Vint Cerf "IP on everything" t-shirt photo for which reference 70 in this source mentions a link that is not working.[2] However, there are pictures found on the web here.
  • the cartoon on page 4 of the attached paper.[2] Whizz40 (talk) 01:22, 17 February 2020 (UTC)

Günter Kehr

Kehr Trio greeting Farah Pahlavi after a 1965 concert in Tehran
Kehr Trio greeting Farah Pahlavi
after a 1965 concert in Tehran
  • ... that Günter Kehr, violinist and director of the Peter Cornelius Conservatory from 1953, founded the Kehr Trio (pictured) with two students, touring in the Americas and the Near East? Source: several + the pic
  • Reviewed: to come
  • Comment: his centenary is on 16 March - the woman on the pic was an empress then, but I find it hard to mention that in hook or caption, help welcome!

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 11:37, 13 February 2020 (UTC).

Zina P. Young Card

Created by Cstickel(byu) (talk). Self-nominated at 19:38, 11 February 2020 (UTC).

  • ALT4: ... that Zina P. Young Card made her own flannel to wallpaper the cabin she lived in while settling Cardston, Alberta, Canada, prompting locals to call it the "Flannel Palace"? Source: "This cabin, now a museum, still stands on Cardston’s Main Street. Zina made heroic efforts in creating a genteel home in such rough conditions. Her daughter, Zina Card Brown, describes her achievement as the interior appeared during the late 1880s. "[...] She had all the walls and ceilings covered with unbleached muslin. This she in turn covered with colored Canton flannel. She sewed the canton flannel herself with the soft silky nap running down. It was kept looking like satin with frequent stroking with a new broom which was kept for this purpose. The hundreds of yards of “Canton” were all stitched on the old treadle sewing machine." Local residents called the cabin “Aunt Zina’s Canton Flannel Palace.” " Four Zinas, Chapter 10 Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 23:17, 11 February 2020 (UTC)

List of Under-19 Cricket World Cup centuries

Moved to mainspace by Bharatiya29 (talk). Self-nominated at 12:10, 11 February 2020 (UTC).

Bellevue 600

  • Reviewed: TBD

Created by Bri (talk) and SounderBruce (talk). Nominated by SounderBruce (talk) at 17:26, 8 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new and long enough, no copyvios, hook is interesting and cited to the Seattle Times. Just need a QPQ. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 21:32, 11 February 2020 (UTC)

Megan Rosenbloom

Megan Rosenbloom
Megan Rosenbloom

Created by Jessamyn (talk). Self-nominated at 00:29, 6 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg While an interesting hook, I have concerns about the article's writing. In particular, it reads like a promotional peace for Rosenbloom rather than an encyclopedic article. In addition, the sourced used is Mentalfloss, and I'm not sure if it's a reliable source for Wikipedia purposes. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 23:48, 6 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Note: Susmuffin has since added an {{advertisement}} tag to the article, meaning the nomination cannot be approved until that is addressed. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:22, 7 February 2020 (UTC)
  • OK, I'll see if I can find someone to give the article a style read through. I changed the source link for the DYK to be a link to the project that Rosenbloom works on, I wasn't sure if that was too much like a link to her own web page (even though that is not her site). Thanks for the review. Jessamyn (talk) 01:13, 7 February 2020 (UTC)
  • I made some changes and others made some changes and I think the article reads much better now and not promotional. Jessamyn (talk) 01:00, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, the article looks better now. However, I do have some concerns about the coverage in the article. Specifically, the coverage in the article appears to be more about the project she's part of instead. There are some articles about her used as sources, but I'm not sure if they really establish her notability. I'll do the full review soon, but I'll need to ask for a second opinion on the subject's notability. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:17, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 7[edit]

Bowling Green Offices Building

Created by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 20:58, 7 February 2020 (UTC).

2020 World Grand Prix

5x expansion by Lee Vilenski (talk). Self-nominated at 12:16, 7 February 2020 (UTC).

Zoltán Kovács (ice hockey)

Created by Flibirigit (talk). Self-nominated at 02:41, 7 February 2020 (UTC).

Blink of an Eye (film)

Created by Bcschneider53 (talk). Self-nominated at 02:34, 7 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Preparing to review this nomination soon. GamerPro64 01:16, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 8[edit]

Gessner Harrison

Gessner Harrison
Gessner Harrison
  • ... that when Gessner Harrison (pictured) was a student at the University of Virginia he declined Thomas Jefferson's invitation to Sunday dinner at Monticello, saying it would be a violation of the Sabbath?[3]

Improved to Good Article status by Hoppyh (talk). Self-nominated at 16:10, 8 February 2020 (UTC).

Policy compliance:

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg A recent GA article that was promoted to that rating less than a week ago, good citations, no copyright violations, very interesting hook, sourced, and no plagiarism. Good job and interesting find. @Hoppyh: Jon698 (talk) 3:14, 14 February 2020 (UTC)

  • Thanks@Jon698:—if it makes it, maybe queue it up on a Sunday? Hoppyh (talk) 16:49, 14 February 2020 (UTC)
  • @Hoppyh: That's really unlikely to occur at this stage unless this gets promoted sooner than later. However, it's not really up to Jon698 whether that happens.
    Btw, you are exempt from the QPQ requirements since this is your first DYK nomination. Your first five are free, but it would help the volunteers out if you mentioned you're exempt in the future for your next four. Face-smile.svgMJLTalk 02:25, 15 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg As the article currently has an "encyclopedic tone" template—something that was unfortunately missed during its GA review—it should not be promoted to the main page until the issues have been taken care of. Reopening the nomination page while work is ongoing; I hope that Nikkimaria, who noted the issue, will let us know here when it has been fully addressed to her satisfaction. BlueMoonset (talk) 05:33, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
  • As I have indicated on the article’s talk page, I have done all I think I should do to increase the desired tone while preserving accurate use of sources. Having finished my own effort, I recommend the DYK nom be withdrawn, as the issue apparently will not be resolved in the foreseeable future. I do apologize for the premature nom. Hoppyh (talk) 12:55, 16 February 2020 (UTC)


  1. ^ Enterprise, I. D. G. (1975-10-22). Computerworld. IDG Enterprise. pp. 17–18.
  2. ^ a b Fluckiger, Francois (February 2000). "The European Researchers' Network" (PDF). La Recherche (328).
  3. ^ "Gessner Harrison". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved Feb 8, 2020.

Gaby Chiappe

Created by Kingsif (talk). Self-nominated at 19:54, 8 February 2020 (UTC).

  • I am in the process of reviewing this nomination. Wasted Time R (talk) 13:18, 14 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Creation versus filing date okay. Article length more than sufficient at 4406 B (730 words) readable prose size. Article sourcing and neutrality okay. QPQ done in resolving a stuck nomination. Image in article has a reasonable fair use rationale. Hook lengths are okay, neutrality and sourcing good. I prefer the first hook, but maybe expand it a bit to something like:
ALT2: ... that the Leeds-based screenwriter Gaby Chiappe worked with the Rape Crisis centre there to develop a storyline about rape that was praised as being powerful without being graphic?
@Kingsif: Overall I liked the article's structure and it's a good contribution. There is however an issue with unattributed quotations. It is not clear who is saying each of the quotations in the article (other than in the side box) – is it Chiappe, or is it some journalist doing a profile of Chiappe? In some cases the article is downright misleading, such as Regarding writing for television, Chiappe has said that she is a slow writer and "has to work all hours to stick to the strict deadlines";[1] That sure sounds like a direct quote from Chiappe, but when you consult the source, it's the Gibraltar Magazine writer's own words of something that Chiappe told him. So I think that all of these unattributed quotations should have clear identification of who is saying them, or they should be reworked as paraphrases without quotation marks. Wasted Time R (talk) 13:41, 15 February 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 9[edit]

Nino Tkeshelashvili

  • ... that Nino Tkeshelashvili and other early Georgian feminists campaigned to uphold women's "moral standards", labeling prostitution a "social evil"? Source: "The work of the Caucasian Women's Society was also interesting in that it fought vigorously to uphold the woman's moral standards. Nino Tkeshelashvili was active in this campaign" (Nino Tkeshelashvili (1874-?); "The CWS was demanding political (electoral) rights for women, also was interested by prostitution and in fighting this 'social evil'." (Aia Beraia)

Improved to Good Article status by SusunW (talk). Nominated by Yoninah (talk) at 21:37, 16 February 2020 (UTC).


  • ... that the Leeds-based software company Visionware represented a management buyout success story from the failure of a once much larger British company?
    • ALT1:... that the Leeds-based software company Visionware made products that enabled integration of Windows-based PCs and Unix-based servers?

Created by Wasted Time R (talk). Self-nominated at 17:29, 15 February 2020 (UTC).

Pterophorus pentadactyla

  • ... that the scientific name of Pterophorus pentadactyla, commonly known as the white plume moth, comes from the Greek meaning "five fingers"? Source: [54]

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 11:06, 15 February 2020 (UTC).

Deans Cottage, Riccarton House, William Deans

Riccarton House in 2010
Riccarton House in 2010

Created by Schwede66 (talk). Self-nominated at 18:33, 9 February 2020 (UTC).

Current nominations[edit]

Articles created/expanded on February 10[edit]

Neil Ferguson (epidemiologist)

Laboratory test kit for new coronavirus of 2019
Laboratory test kit for new coronavirus of 2019
  • ... that professor of mathematical biology Neil Ferguson and his team believe that significantly more people have been infected with the new coronavirus of 2019 (test kits pictured) than has been reported?

Ferguson’s team calculates that, by 31 January, there were at least 24,000 new cases a day in Wuhan, which calls into question the current fall in case reports, which number around 3000 a day. This could also mean that total case numbers in China may now be as many as a million. [55]

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Whispyhistory (talk) at 20:18, 16 February 2020 (UTC).

Goat tower

A goat tower in Illinois
A goat tower in Illinois
  • ... that many goat towers (example pictured) have become tourist attractions? Source: multiple mentions in article, each with its own different source
    • ALT1: ... that the first goat tower (example pictured) was built in Portugal in the 19th century? Source: [57] "Sometime in the 19th century...he tucked his Torre das Cabras away in a leafy enclave"
  • Comment: Any chance we could IAR and run this on May 5 for reasons I'm embarrassed to explain?
    I for one am dying to hear. EEng 17:37, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Reviewed:

Improved to Good Article status by Valereee (talk). Self-nominated at 15:51, 16 February 2020 (UTC).

John Thomas Baldwin

  • ... that John Thomas Baldwin discovered Strophanthus sarmentosus was a natural source of cortisone? "Dr. John Thomas Baldwin Jr. of William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Va., a botanist who was instrumental in the discovery of natural sources of cortisone, died Tuesday at his home in Williamsburg. He was 63 years old. Dr. Baldwin, who was professor of biology at the college was sent to Liberia in 1947 by the United States Department of Agriculture for a survey of the distribution, prevalence and behavior of strophanthus. One of that species, a genus of poisonous plants of the dog bane family, strophanthus sarmentosus, was found to be natural source of cortisone and was used in the early manufacture of the drug." from: "John T. Baldwin Jr., Botanist, 63, Dead". The New York Times. 5 September 1974. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
    • ALT1:... that College of William & Mary botanist John Thomas Baldwin fined a group of students $100 after they cut down one of his specimens for use as a Christmas tree? "No one will ever notice this pine is missing, several students thought, and on a chilly December evening, they cut down an evergreen tree on the campus of the College of William and Mary. The revelers were ignorant of the fact that the tree, which they later decorated in a dorm, was one of three specimens of Atlas Mountain cedar that had been planted on campus. But they soon discovered how Christmas spirit can be set aside in certain circumstances. Dr. J. T. Baldwin, Jr., the biology professor who had planted and nurtured the tree, tracked them down and fined them $100." from: "Professor's Tree Legacy" (PDF). Boxwood Bulletin (Volume 17 no.3). American Boxwood Society. January 1978. p. 43.

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 18:28, 10 February 2020 (UTC).

John Hulett

  • ... that in 1965, U.S. civil rights activist John Hulett became one of the first two black voters in Lowndes County, Alabama, in over 60 years? Source: "According to journalist Frye Gaillard in Cradle of Freedom, Hulett and several friends met one winter night in 1965 at the home of the Reverend J. C. Lawson. ... Hulett and Lawson were registered. They became the first black voters in Lowndes County in more than sixty years." [58] ; [59]. "John Hulett ... gave this speech in Los Angeles on May 22, 1966. ... Last year in March, some 30 people assembled at the courthouse in Hayneville to make an attempt to get registered. ... two people became registered voters." [60] p.7. "... in the middle of February 1965, a consensus had emerged in favor of trying to registered... on March 1. "[61] "... several weeks passed before county officials revealed that they rejected every application except Hulett's ... and John C Lawson's." [62]

Created by Puchku (talk). Self-nominated at 06:53, 16 February 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on February 11[edit]

Silas Papare

  • ... that Silas Papare hated Indonesians so much, he wasn't sent to a conference with Indonesians which in turn made him found a pro-Indonesia political party? Source: Chauvel, Richard (2005). Constructing Papuan Nationalism: History, Ethnicity, and Adaptation, p71: "Prior to Ratulangi’s arrival, Papare was known for his forthright anti-Indonesian views. In 1946, despite his close relations with Resident van Eechoud and other senior Dutch officials, Papare’s reputation as an “Amberi [Indonesian] hater” caused him not to be chosen as the Papuan representative at the Malino conference that set up the pro-Dutch “State of East Indonesia,” due to fear that he would alienate the Ambonese whose support was essential to the plan’s success. Partly for this reason, Papare developed an intense feeling that his services to the Dutch and Allied causes had not been sufficiently recognized or appreciated. Thus, when Ratulangi arrived in Serui, Papare was already alienated from the Dutch. This, together with his reputation among his people, made Papare, the nurse, an ideal collaborator with Dr. Ratulangi, the medical doctor turned politician."

Created by Juxlos (talk). Self-nominated at 19:23, 11 February 2020 (UTC).

North Transfer Station

Moved to mainspace by SounderBruce (talk). Self-nominated at 18:50, 11 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New article and it is long enough, no copyvios, the hook is interesting and is cited to the Seattle Times. All that's needed is QPQ. Mccunicano☕️ 06:12, 12 February 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 12[edit]

Summa de arithmetica

Title page of Summa de arithmetica
Title page of Summa de arithmetica
  • ... that the Summa de arithmetica (title page pictured) made Luca Pacioli the "father of accounting"? Source: "While Friar Luca is regarded as the "Father of Accounting," he did not invent the system." ([63])
    • ALT1:... that the Summa de arithmetica (title page pictured) is thought to be the first printed work on algebra and contains the first published description of double-entry accounting? Source: "In 1494, the first book on double-entry accounting was published by Luca Pacioli" ([64]), "The Somma di arithmetica is often regarded as the first printed book on algebra" ([65])

Improved to Good Article status by Bryanrutherford0 (talk). Self-nominated at 21:41, 16 February 2020 (UTC).

Eugene C. Barker

  • ... that Eugene C. Barker was involved in "the biggest bear fight in Texas history" with Texas Governor James Ferguson, but Barker kept his job and Ferguson was impeached?"Source:[66] (pp. 32–33.)
    • ALT1:... that "Barker published his biography of Stephen F. Austin in 1925. Despite the importance of Austin to Texas history, no other scholarly biographer challenged Barker's Austin with a full-length biography until 1999."? Source: [67] (p. 34)
    • ALT2:... that "Barker assumed the chair of the history department at the University of Texas in 1910; that year he was appointed as managing director of the Texas State Historical Association, while also assuming the role as editor of the organization's journal, the Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association."? Source: [68] (pp. 27–28.)
    • ALT3: ... that, though Eugene C. Barker published his biography of the "Father of Texas," Stephen F. Austin, in 1925, it was not challenged by another scholarly biographer until 1999? Source: [69] (p. 34)

Created by Oldsanfelipe2 (talk). Self-nominated at 23:53, 12 February 2020 (UTC).

  • @Oldsanfelipe2: Welcome to DYK. Just a few tips of advice: you need to bold the article title and link it, like this: Eugene C. Barker. The DYK hook does not have to copy the sentence(s) in the article word-for-word. And the hook must be a single sentence, below 200 characters and must end in a question mark. Finally, no quotes are required around a proposed hook. The full list of hook rules are at WP:DYKHOOK.
  • Based on this, ALT1 and ALT2 are far too long, so I've crossed them out. I've written ALT3 as an example only; there are still some things that need to be clarified, e.g. who Stephen F. Austin is. epicgenius (talk) 13:53, 13 February 2020 (UTC)

Zachariah A. Rice

  • ... that Zachariah A. Rice left his successful Atlanta businesses for the adventure of gold and quartz mining during the California Gold Rush? Source: [1][2]
    • ALT1:... that during the American Civil War, Zachariah A. Rice wrote more than 63 letters to his wife, offering insight into military life of a Confederate cavalry officer? Source: [1][2]

Created by Gulbenk (talk). Self-nominated at 20:05, 12 February 2020 (UTC).


  1. ^ a b Stephen Davis; William A. Richards (Spring 1992). "An Atlantan Goes to War: The Civil War Letters of Maj. Zachariah A. Rice, CSA". Atlanta History Center. Retrieved February 11, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Wallace Putnam Reed (1889). History of Atlanta, Georgia: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers. D. Mason & Company. pp. 131–134.

Early Swallows

  • ... that the 2019 Ukrainian teen drama Early Swallows was the first Ukrainian TV show that portrayed teen LGBT identity?
    • ALT1:... that 2019 Ukrainian teen drama Early Swallows has been praised for making issues that are rarely dealt with in Ukraine in public debatable?
    • ALT2:... that 2019 Ukrainian teen drama Early Swallows was responsible for a 600% increase calls to a helpline?

Source: Ukraine's teen bullying drama that shattered taboos and stirred a nation, BBC News (12 February 2020)

Created by Yulia Romero (talk). Self-nominated at 19:48, 12 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg ALT0 and ALT2 are really good hooks. However, right now the article is just over 1300 characters long, which is below the 1500 character requirement for DYK. The nomination cannot move forward until the article is expanded further. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:12, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
I just extended the article with (among others) a source found on Ukrainian Wikipedia. Hope it is long enough now, otherwise I am afraid it has to be extended with fluffy information.... Glad to hear that others find the TV show an interesting subject. — Yulia Romero • Talk to me! 01:34, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
I have expanded the article even more since 13 February 2020 Face-smile.svgYulia Romero • Talk to me! 18:11, 16 February 2020 (UTC))

Passage of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  • ... that contrary to public opinion Illinois wasn't the first state to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day as Connecticut recognized a holiday in his honor on June 14, 1973 although it fell on a Sunday? [1]

Created by Jon698 (talk). Self-nominated at 04:11, 12 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Looks good to me, but the second half seems a tad long on the hook. I can understand if you don't want to remove it. Mitch32(Fame is a four letter word.) 04:37, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Yeah it seems long to me and I have been working on making it shorter, but I think it needs the Sunday not Monday part since there might be some "achsualy" people. I am going to try and shorten it again so tell me if it is better. - Jon698 (talk) 4:50, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
  • My question is on the Sunday part. There's something bothering me on the way it's written both ways. "although it fell on a Sunday" will pique interest, but it just reads awkwardly.Mitch32(Fame is a four letter word.) 06:02, 13 February 2020 (UTC)


  1. ^ "Meskill Signs King Day Bill". The Bridgeport Post. June 15, 1973. p. 9. Archived from the original on January 23, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.

Articles created/expanded on February 13[edit]

Alan Swallow

Created by Silver seren (talk). Self-nominated at 22:26, 15 February 2020 (UTC).

Paz Vizla

Jon Favreau
Jon Favreau

Created by Hunter Kahn (talk). Self-nominated at 03:23, 15 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Article is new enough, long enough, well-written and no policy problem, the hook is short enough, the image is OK and has been used in the article. QPQ done. --Z 17:10, 15 February 2020 (UTC)
  • @ZxxZxxZ: if you are approving this article, please give it a green or gray tick depending on whether the source can be verified or AGF. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 21:44, 16 February 2020 (UTC)


  • ... that the late Sasanians used the uncharacterized weapon panjagan to fire volleys of five arrows? Source: "[...] panjagan (five device), allowing the knight to fire five shots with a single draw" [70]
    • ALT1:... that the late Sasanian Persians used an uncharachterized device or technique called panjagan to fire a volley of five arrows? 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 ZxxZxxZ (talk). Self-nominated at 20:04, 14 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Very interesting article! The hook, date and length look good, and offline sources are accepted in good faith. This is almost ready, but two quick things: 1) You still need to review another DYK, and 2) citation #6 is currently showing an error with the data field. Can you fix that? — Hunter Kahn 03:17, 15 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Thanks! I fixed it. I want to propose ALT1 now, which I think to be more accurate. --Z 17:56, 15 February 2020 (UTC)

Sydney Gardens Tunnels

Cleveland Tunnel and House
Cleveland Tunnel and House
  • ... that despite common belief, a hatch in the roof of the Cleveland Tunnel (pictured) wasn't used to pass paperwork between canal boats and office workers, but was probably for waste disposal? NHLE: "and with refuse shoot running down to canal through hole in the tunnel roof (the legend that this is for passing messages to passing barges is erroneous)"; Batsford (1980) shows that it is/was common belief ("a persistent legend...")

Created by MIDI (talk). Self-nominated at 11:10, 13 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Comment re: @Mandarax:'s edit: I'd gladly reword hook or article appropriately. "Barge", although used in the source, ought to be avoided as it is a misleading term; there is a common misconception—certainly in the UK—that any canal boat is a barge and that barges are narrowboats (we boat folk get quite het up about this!), and therefore we'd best avoid propagating this if at all possible. "Canal boat" is a neutral term that covers any sort of vessel on the waterway and should be compatible in this instance. While not ideal, perhaps a disambiguation to List of the types of canal craft in the United Kingdom would work instead? MIDI (talk) 09:21, 14 February 2020 (UTC)
  • I thought "barge" was the closest disambiguation for "canal boat", especially since that's what the source uses, but I've changed it per your suggestion (although it may be better to just unlink it). Feel free to make any desired changes yourself. I would prefer that the hook and article use the same term (canal boats or vessels), but I'll leave that for you and the reviewer to decide. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 19:50, 14 February 2020 (UTC)

Hiyori Nitta

Created by Narutolovehinata5 (talk). Self-nominated at 00:27, 13 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Per MOS:EGG I think "voice actress" should just link to voice actress. And, at the risk of opening a can of worms, perhaps consider replacing "actress" with "actor" per MOS:GNL. WanderingWanda (talk) 00:40, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Alternatively, we can just not have any of the links, other than the bolded link and the series link. This might not be ideal though. epicgenius (talk) 17:53, 13 February 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 14[edit]

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Improved to Good Article status by Rhain (talk). Self-nominated at 22:26, 16 February 2020 (UTC).

The Race Against Time

Moved to mainspace by GamerPro64 (talk). Self-nominated at 01:34, 16 February 2020 (UTC).

Liberty County Jail

Liberty County Jail in 2014
Liberty County Jail in 2014

5x expanded by JJonahJackalope (talk). Self-nominated at 15:51, 14 February 2020 (UTC).

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Red XN - I think this would be a better source for the material.
  • Interesting: Green tickY
QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol question.svg Overall good work, just some minor quirks. – John M Wolfson (talkcontribs) 00:40, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

Ski-BASE jumping

  • ... that the ski-BASE jump in the opening scene of the Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me was filmed only once due to weather and technical restrictions? Source: Telegraph

Moved to mainspace by Snakey123 (talk). Nominated by The C of E (talk) at 09:15, 15 February 2020 (UTC).

Indonesia–Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement

Moved to mainspace by Juxlos (talk). Self-nominated at 16:03, 14 February 2020 (UTC).

Storming of Farnham Castle

Remains of Farnham Castle keep
Remains of Farnham Castle keep
  • ... that during the Storming of Farnham Castle (castle pictured), the Royalist defence was so minimal that one contemporary claimed they "deserved not the name of a garrison"? Source: Godwin 1904, p. 39.

5x expanded by Harrias (talk). Self-nominated at 12:55, 14 February 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on February 15[edit]

Nettie Lee Benson

  • ... that Nettie Lee Benson is the namesake of a Latin American library containing over 1 million books and over 100,000 photographs? Source: Julianne Gilland and Melissa Guy, "Collections as Collaborators" in Latin American Collection Concepts: Essays on Libraries, Collaborations and New Approaches, p. 78. [73]
    • ALT1:... that Nettie Lee Benson's doctoral dissertation on Mexican independence has been published in Spanish and English? Source: Crawford and Ragsdale, "Nettie Lee Benson" in Texas Women: Frontier to Future, p. 180. [74]
    • ALT2:... that Nettie Lee Benson—a historian, librarian, and archivist—learned how to graft trees at her father’s nursery? Source: Crawford and Ragsdale, "Nettie Lee Benson" in Texas Women: Frontier to Future, p. 175–176.[75]
    • ALT3:... that Nettie Lee Benson is the namesake of the Latin American Collection at the University of Texas? Source: Julianne Gilland and Melissa Guy, "Collections as Collaborators" in Latin American Collection Concepts: Essays on Libraries, Collaborations and New Approaches, p. 78. [76]

Created by Oldsanfelipe2 (talk). Self-nominated at 20:18, 16 February 2020 (UTC).

Tayseer Sboul

Tayseer Sboul
Tayseer Sboul
  • ... that Tayseer Sboul (pictured), one of Jordan's most celebrated poets, committed suicide at the age of 34?

Created by Makeandtoss (talk). Self-nominated at 05:42, 16 February 2020 (UTC).

110 North Wacker

  • ... that 110 North Wacker is the tallest all-commercial building in Chicago since 1990? Source: "As proposed, the skyscraper will be the tallest purely commercial building to rise in the Windy City since Two Prudential Plaza was constructed in 1990." [77]; if suboptimal perhaps this can also verify.
    • ALT1:... that 110 North Wacker replaced a building that was eligible for the National Register of Historic Places? Source: "The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency in August determined the [predecessor] building's architecture makes it eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. [78]
    • ALT2:... that economics resulted in 110 North Wacker technically violating an ordinance on air clearance of riverwalks? Source: "A City of Chicago-mandated ordinance requiring a riverwalk component to be “open to the sky above” would have made the redevelopment of the narrow, trapezoidal parcel cost-prohibitive if interpreted to the exact letter of the rule. To make the project feasible, a compromise was reached allowing the building to overhang the riverfront public space 55 feet overhead." [79]

Created by John M Wolfson (talk). Self-nominated at 01:53, 16 February 2020 (UTC).

Sefer ve Sefel

Interior of bookshop
Interior of bookshop
  • ... that Sefer ve Sefel (interior pictured), an English secondhand bookshop and Jerusalem landmark, stocks more than 26,000 titles? Source: "The landmark Jerusalem used bookstore, Sefer Ve Sefel, is probably the city's best known" (Haaretz); "Our stock of over 26,000 books spans almost every genre imaginable." (sefervesefel.com)

Created by Yoninah (talk). Self-nominated at 23:22, 15 February 2020 (UTC).


Created by M.nelson (talk). Self-nominated at 15:50, 15 February 2020 (UTC).

2018 24 Hours of Le Mans

Improved to Good Article status by MWright96 (talk). Self-nominated at 10:08, 15 February 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on February 16[edit]

Brimham Rocks

Druid's Idol Rock
Druid's Idol Rock
  • ... that, although shaped entirely naturally by erosion, antiquarian Hayman Rooke once conjectured that the extraordinary shapes of some stones at Brimham Rocks (example pictured) were carved in part by Druids? (1) Croft, Katie (2009). Brimham Rocks. Swindon, Wiltshire: Park Lane Press for National Trust. ISBN 9781911384908. and (2) Rooke, Hayman (25 May 1786). Lecture: Some account of the Brimham rocks in Yorkshire (Reproduction from British Library). Society of Antiquaries: Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO). ISBN 9781379617075.
  • Reviewed: Al Ahed FC
  • Comment: Louparry created the original stub in 2004. The expansion was created by Storye book over some weeks, then moved to mainspace on 16 February 2020.

5x expanded by Storye book (talk). Self-nominated at 15:26, 16 February 2020 (UTC).

San Michele Arcangelo ai Corridori di Borgo

View of the church of San Michele Arcangelo with the passetto in background (1900 ca.)
View of the church of San Michele Arcangelo with the passetto in background (1900 ca.)
  • Reviewed: I will do it asap
  • Comment: In case of decision in favour of ALT1 we could substitute the picture of the church with that of the fresco, also in the article

Created by Alessandro57 (talk). Self-nominated at 12:29, 16 February 2020 (UTC).

Gordon Falcon (Royal Navy officer)

Royal Navy officers boarding Chesapeake, one of whom was Falcon
Royal Navy officers boarding Chesapeake, one of whom was Falcon

Moved to mainspace by Ykraps (talk). Self-nominated at 09:59, 16 February 2020 (UTC).

Little Men

  • ... that Alcott's Little Men became an early model of the modern American school which included a blend of home and school life where a teacher could "cover the whole ground of human culture—physical, intellectual, moral, spiritual, and practical"? [1] 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)
    • ALT1:... that Transcendentalist ideologies contributed to the influence and reception of Louisa May Alcott's novel Little Men? This children’s novel addresses two specific ideals of learning which had previously been separated, home and school life. Alcott creates a model of an ideal Transcendental American school where a teacher could "cover the whole ground of human culture—physical, intellectual, moral, spiritual, and practical"?[2] 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)
  • Comment: If there are any suggestions for improvement, I would greatly appreciate it!

Created/expanded by Acmunoz14 (talk). Self-nominated at 18:34, 16 February 2020 (UTC).


  1. ^ Speicher, Allison. "A Space for Science: Science Education and the Domestic in Louisa May Alcott's Little Men". Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas. Retrieved 7 February 2020.
  2. ^ Speicher, Allison. "A Space for Science: Science Education and the Domestic in Louisa May Alcott's Little Men". Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas. Retrieved 7 February 2020.

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