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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
February 6 1
February 7 1
February 17 1
February 20 1
February 24 1
February 27 1
February 28 1
March 5 1
March 7 1
March 13 1
March 14 2
March 17 2
March 18 2
March 20 1
March 21 1
March 23 3 1
March 24 5 1
March 25 3 1
March 26 3
March 27 5
March 28 3 3
March 29 6 4
March 30 6 2
March 31 4 2
April 1 6 1
April 2 5 2
April 3 10 6
April 4 8 3
April 5 7 2
April 6 12 5
April 7 11 4
April 8 16 11
April 9 17 9
April 10 9 4
April 11 9 6
April 12 6 4
April 13 10 3
April 14 8 6
April 15 10 3
April 16 8 1
April 17 12 6
April 18 8 4
April 19 5 3
April 20 5
Total 238 97
Last updated 19:38, 20 April 2021 UTC
Current time is 19:38, 20 April 2021 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:
Official DYK criteria: DYK rules and supplementary guidelines
Unofficial guide: Learning DYK

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.

Write the nomination.

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.

  • At the top of that subsection (before other nominations already there, but below the section head and hidden comment) add {{Did you know nominations/YOUR ARTICLE TITLE}}.
  • Add an edit summary e.g. "Nominating YOUR ARTICLE TITLE for DYK" and click Save page.

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.
  • Click the "Review or comment" link at the top of the nomination. You will be taken to the nomination subpage.
  • 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.

    If you are the first person to comment on the nomination, there will be a line :* <!-- REPLACE THIS LINE TO WRITE FIRST COMMENT, KEEPING  :* --> showing you where you should put the comment.
  • Save the page.

If there is any problem or concern about a nomination, please consider notifying the nominator by placing {{subst:DYKproblem|Article|header=yes|sig=yes}} on the nominator's talk page.

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.

Search archived DYK nomination discussions[edit]

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 February 6[edit]

Hu Zhiying

Created/expanded by Jujiang (talk). Self-nominated at 13:12, 6 February 2021 (UTC).

Symbol possible vote.svg I'm not sure this article and nomination are ready for primetime yet. There are still some rough edges in the prose that could be smoothed over into more fluid English, and while the copyvio detector doesn't pick up anything that looks like obvious plagiarism, it does suggest overquotation. I have my doubts about the picture being a free image, and even if it were we could certainly do better than "see, this guy is on the right of this group of three that takes up about one-sixth of the image" ... in fact I was preparing a crop when I decided to look at the image's source.

As for the hooks ... let's go with the original one; the one I had to remove a duplicate of, as what is now ALT1 is rather unremarkable as many artists have work exhibited worldwide. And even having said that, we will need to clean up the original hook as it is wordy and still awkwardly worded, as a result of being what seems to be a direct translation of the Chinese. Daniel Case (talk) 19:30, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

Fixed that. Daniel Case (talk) 19:34, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
@Daniel Case: Thank you a lot. I made a little modification to the hook. --Jujiang (talk) 21:16, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
OK, but the article itself still needs some work, per what I wrote. Daniel Case (talk) 03:23, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
@Daniel Case: Can you make a small improvement for this article if you find anything inaccurate? My mother tongue is not English. Thank you very much. --Jujiang (talk) 11:01, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
This article is moved to Hu Zhiying on December 11, 2020, 2 months before dyk nomination.
The DYKcheck of Hu Zhiying mentioned "Article has not been created or expanded 5x or promoted to Good Article within the past 10 days (86 days). DYKcheck does not account for previous versions with splits or copyright violations."--Wolfch (talk) 01:06, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
Jujiang, Daniel Case, the article was at 1523 prose characters prior to Jujiang's expansion on February 4; it is currently 3767 prose characters, about a 2.5x expansion. It will need to more than double in size to 7615 prose characters if it is to reach the required 5x expansion–another 3848 prose characters. Jujiang, do you think you'll be able to add that much material? BlueMoonset (talk) 02:36, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
BlueMoonset, Thank you for your message. Let me think about it. --Jujiang (talk) 04:48, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: I have expanded the content. If there are some minor problems, could you help me to correct it? My native language is not English. Thank you. --Jujiang (talk) 13:55, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
@Jujiang:, The article was at 1523 prose characters prior to Jujiang's expansion on February 4. The 5x expansion means 7615 prose characters. According to DYKcheck of Hu Zhiying, this article is currently 6254 prose characters, which is still less than 7615 prose characters(5x expansion)--Wolfch (talk) 20:45, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for the hint. --Jujiang (talk) 19:18, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
The article is currently 6884 prose characters.--Wolfch (talk) 19:45, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
How is the conversion between prose characters and bytes? Thank you. --Jujiang (talk) 20:16, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
I got the information using DYK check in DYK toolbox. I don't know the details.--Wolfch (talk) 22:44, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you. --Jujiang (talk) 00:25, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: I'm still expanding and revising. Thank you. --Jujiang (talk) 00:25, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: Thank you. --Jujiang (talk) 06:02, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
Jujiang, according to DYKcheck you're currently at 7448 prose characters; only 167 more to go. You're almost there! BlueMoonset (talk) 06:30, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: Thank you. --Jujiang (talk) 07:01, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
Jujiang, did you use DYK check to get the amount of prose characters?--Wolfch (talk)
@BlueMoonset: Is the prose characters count enough? I am a beginner and do not know how to use DYK toolbox. Or, can you tell me how to use it? My only article Duo Yun Xuan is DYK. Thank you. --Jujiang (talk) 13:12, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
Jujiang, adding references, as you did in this edit, even with quotes in them, will not change the number of prose characters we count. Prose is actual words in sentences in the article proper, excluding lists and blockquotes and references; you're still at 7448. You can go to WP:DYKcheck to find out how to use DYKcheck. BlueMoonset (talk) 14:19, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
Jujiang, I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I just checked the article and there was a very large quote by Bridgewater in the "Connotation and allegory" section. Per MOS:BLOCKQUOTE, I have reformatted it as a blockquote, and it no longer counts as prose, leaving the article with 6853 prose characters. Another 762 prose characters will be needed. I was confused by the Gao Minglu sentence in the first paragraph of that section: it reads like a quote, and the "stated" and colon before it indicates it's a quote, so I added quotation marks to it. If it isn't a quote, please recast the sentence to better indicate that you're paraphrasing Gao—as a quote it's right on the border as to whether it is a blockquote, so a shorter quote with your own wording for the rest would be a better approach. BlueMoonset (talk) 14:43, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for helping to improve the article. I continue to work hard to increase the word count to improve the quality. --Jujiang (talk) 14:53, 14 March 2021 (UTC) --Jujiang (talk) 14:53, 14 March 2021 (UTC) --Jujiang (talk) 14:53, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
Hello @BlueMoonset: Can you review it again? That paragraph is not Gao Minglu's original words. The added content is rewritten in my own words. The "Note" are also written by me. If there are any incorrect things, please correct them. Thank you. --Jujiang (talk) 02:05, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
Jujiang, the article is currently 9684 prose characters, more than a 5× expansion. You're set there. I did check the Gao Minglu paragraph before your expansion, and while it wasn't always his exact words, it was too close a paraphrase to pass muster on Wikipedia. I edited that particular section so it is (I hope) a paraphrase but not a close paraphrase; as part of that, I put some of the phrases in quotes where appropriate. Now that the article is long enough, I'm hoping that the original reviewer, Daniel Case, can return and continue his review. BlueMoonset (talk) 02:46, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: Thank you for your comments. I have quoted Gao Minglu's original words instead. Thanks again. --Jujiang (talk) 03:09, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg New reviewer needed to review expanded article now that it meets the 5× expansion criteria, since it has more than doubled in size since its initial review, and the reviewer has not returned. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 03:55, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
Symbol possible vote.svg The article is new enough, long enough, and within policy. The hook fact to a foreign language reference can be assumed in good faith. However, the prose of the article is difficult to read due to poor grammar. There are some run-on sentences where the meaning is not clear, and descriptive adjectives with no following nouns. Given the abstract nature of the topic where precision of language/grammar is necessary to communicate complex ideas accurately, I'm not confident that this article is ready for the main page. I would suggest requesting help with grammar at WP:GOCE/R, or perhaps asking for assistance at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject China where there may be editors highly proficient at reading and writing in both Chinese and English. The prose needs more cleaning up for clarity of meaning.4meter4 (talk) 05:12, 10 April 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for your comments. I have summitted the requirement at WP:GOCE/R. --Jujiang (talk) 12:43, 10 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 7[edit]

Viola Brand

Viola Brand doing a stunt on her bike
Viola Brand doing a stunt on her bike
  • Comment: Since I withdrew my previous nomination, this is now my final nomination without the need for a QPQ.

Moved to mainspace by Possibly (talk), RamónMC (talk), and LordPeterII (talk). Nominated by LordPeterII (talk) at 10:17, 12 February 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg delighted by a nomination which includes "artistic cycling". The article is okay, but the list of results, i.e. the whole "Personal best" section, needs referencing. It could use being updated too, it says "as of December 2018" she was studying, well it's Feb 2021. It's not essential but would improve things. Regarding the choice of hook, an appearance on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show is mildly interesting, but it'd be more interesting (I think) if we reinforced that Viola is German and only 26, and I think you need to use the proper title of the show rather than "the Ellen show". My preference is for ALT1 right now because I imagine plenty of sportspeople have been on Ellen without being world champions. QPQ not required, noted. The Rambling Man (Stay alert! Control the virus! Save lives!!!!) 11:34, 14 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Alright, first a ping to Possibly and RamónMC, because I am not sure if being mentioned in a nomination does ping you automatically, and you might possibly have missed that this is at DYK.
@The Rambling Man: Okay, I see RamónMC has already added a ref for the table, but I am not 100% happy with it since it is to a javasript-heavy (or whatever) site, where you have to click several times within the same URL to access the actual results you are looking for. I'll try to look for a way to directly link to her results (so it can e.g. be archived by the IAbot). As for updating, I'll take a look - it previously stated that she started studying in 2015, so it's already closer to now. I'm not sure if we have reliable sources following her studies since she has now quit her career, but I'll take a look. I'll also revisit the hook as per your suggestions. Will report back once that is done! --LordPeterII (talk) 09:31, 15 February 2021 (UTC)
I had forgotten about this article; it was a two-sentence stub when I started it. Congrats and thanks RamónMC, who has improved it so much. I think Alt2 is much better. Nothing more to add.Possibly (talk) 09:37, 15 February 2021 (UTC)
LordPeterII no problem, ping me when you're ready for me to re-visit. Cheers. The Rambling Man (Stay alert! Control the virus! Save lives!!!!) 11:19, 15 February 2021 (UTC)
@The Rambling Man: Hey, so I'm sorry this took so long. I've been sucked into real life and... whatever, I'm back. The article is in a pretty good state now imo, and I've managed to find a way to link directly to the competition results (though alas IAbot still seems to have problems with archiving these). ALT0 is a bad choice indeed, so I'd prefer not to use it after all. I've also struck ALT1 because while the "17 medals" thing was quoted in an old version of the article, it does no longer fit with our new wikitable - and I think the sources counted some subset, or included medals from her youth. Anyway, I hereby propose an adjusted hook, as well as a new hook:
And since we apparently have pictures (thanks for adding these RamónMC), I would like to try to include them as well - but I do not know how. The Rambling Man, could you tell me how to add them to the nomination? I'm thinking of this pic here File:Viola Brand artistic cycling (cropped).jpg since it's the most colourful, but maybe File:Viola Brand Worldchampionship.jpg would also be a good option since it shows her in competition. I'd leave the choice to you. --LordPeterII (talk) 22:08, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
Hi there. I have only added images while creating a nomination. Best bet is to take a look at the coding for one of the existing nominations with an image and replicate that.
Symbol question.svg With regard to this hook, a few things remain for me. We don't really use "Vice World Champion", more like runner-up at the World Championship. I certainly prefer ALT1a, but artistic cycling is a redirect and The Ellen DeGeneres Show needs to be in italics. The article is in good condition, I'll have to assume good faith on the sources as my German is weak. No QPQ required. Let's just tweak the hook(s) to take into account my comments (if you agree) and we're almost there. The Rambling Man (Stay alert! Control the virus! Save lives!!!!) 21:45, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
LordPeterII (talk · contribs) any advance on this? The Rambling Man (Stay alert! Control the virus! Save lives!!!!) 11:21, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
@The Rambling Man: Yup, sorry, was away again. Been on a bit of a wikibreak, but it's not good leaving things lying around unfinished. I am not sure what you mean about the redirect - I added that one myself, so that I wouldn't have to use piped links. Since this is customary for a lot of articles (e.g. jogger->jogging; tennis player->tennis), I thought it would be fine. I can link via piped link if that is preferable?
Please do also check the picture which has appeared at the top (including the caption) - if you dislike it, here is the alternative again: File:Viola Brand Worldchampionship.jpg. Also not sure if "World Championship runner-up" or "World Champion runner-up" would make more sense (btw it was Google Translate that gave me "Vice World Champion", and I wasn't native enough to question that :P), so it might need tweaking once more if I picked the wrong one. --LordPeterII (talk) 16:41, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
I suspect we need something like:
ALT1c: ... that German three-time artistic cycling World Championship runner-up Viola Brand (pictured) was invited to The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which she used to watch to improve her English?
What do you think? The Rambling Man (Stay alert! Control the virus! Save lives!!!!) 16:44, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
Yes The Rambling Man, that sounds great. I tried to figure out how to fit the info in a sentence that would still read fine, and ALT1c accomplishes that. Any feedback on the picture? --LordPeterII (talk) 16:52, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
That's great! Just thank LordPeterII for improving the article RamónMC 11:38, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg I think we're good to go with ALT1c. The Rambling Man (Stay alert! Control the virus! Save lives!!!!) 10:45, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

Symbol question.svg @RamónMC and Black Kite: I have pulled this from prep 5 and reopening it temporarily, given the new information given at WT:DYK, that this is in fact a properly licensed picture. In order to complete the process, Ms Brand should email the WMF using the template at [8]. Once that's done (or if you decide you want it to run sooner without a picture) I can repromote it with its picture. Cheers  — Amakuru (talk) 12:03, 23 March 2021 (UTC)

@Amakuru, The Rambling Man, Black Kite, and LordPeterII: I have read that LordPeterII, as nominator, has received a warning of incomplete DYK nomination in his talk page from DYKHousekeepingBot (25-3-21). Well, the present problem about pictures is not a problem. I only can say the following: Viola Brand knows the situation. She has uploaded the pictures herself and ... I think that she is not going to send any email form ... I think ... (and a notice ... in portrait photos, the rights belong to the person portrayed in the picture, not the photographer ...). RamónMC 12:35, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
Then I guess the only way forward is to have the hook run without an image. The Rambling Man (Stay alert! Control the virus! Save lives!!!!) 13:09, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
@The Rambling Man, Amakuru & RamónMC: I was away from Wikipedia completely and have literally just become aware of this problem. I have contacted Brand via e-mail about the issue (in German), as I also am quite confident that she uploaded the pictures herself. If I haven't heard back from her within a week, I shall scrap the picture from the DYK. If you could allow this final delay, I'd really like to finish this properly. --LordPeterII (talk) 14:17, 14 April 2021 (UTC)
OK thanks. Incidentally, I don't think RamónMC is correct above when they say "in portrait photos, the rights belong to the person portrayed in the picture, not the photographer". From reading [9], it seems that under US copyright law (which is what ultimately matters for Wikipedia), the copyright remains with the photographer even if it's a portrait of an individual, except under limited circumstances where the photographer is employed, or where they explicitly transfer the copyright to someone else in writing. We'd need some confirmation from Brand that something to that effect has taken place, or else a release from the photographer themselves.  — Amakuru (talk) 14:51, 14 April 2021 (UTC)
@Amakuru and LordPeterII: Well, when I say: "... in portrait photos, the rights belong ..." this means that the rights always belong to the person portrayed. For the photographer to have the righs, the person portrayed must give those rights. I usually work with models and I know how that works ... In this case, it is the person herself who uploads the photos. No problem. RamónMC 15:10, 14 April 2021 (UTC)
@Amakuru and RamónMC: Good news everyone! I have received answer from Brand, who confirmed that she uploaded the pictures herself and is going to send the email to OTRS. As to the copyright question: The template has two options, either "creator" or "sole owner" of the media. I think Brand definitely is not the former, but may well be the latter. In any case, if she herself confirms to have uploaded the pictures and claims ownership of their copyright, I am pretty sure Wikimedia can accept them. But I guess the issue is with OTRS now – I hope there is sort of a confirmation once they have received and accepted the e-mail from Brand? --LordPeterII (talk) 10:37, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
Also @Amakuru please note that some editing has been done on the article between its approval and the current revision by RamónMC. I shall do some minor adjustments still (because e.g. one source is now duplicated), but I do not think that this should impact much. Her place of birth was rightfully corrected, so thx @RamónMC for that! I don't think corrections as these should impact the DYK approval, but just wanted to make sure this DYK does not stumble again. --LordPeterII (talk) 11:15, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
@LordPeterII: oh that's great news, thanks. I have to say I still don't follow RamónMC's point above - they've repeated the same line as before about the person in the portrait having the copyright, and I already provided some evidence that that's an incorrect statement. The photographer always has the copyright, unless he or she was directly in the employment of Brand. I guess if Brand emails OTRS and they confirm it as good, then that's not really our business at our point probably. @The Rambling Man: do you have an opinion on that?  — Amakuru (talk) 22:11, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
Yes, unless this is a reference to some local legislation, as far as I know the person taking the photograph owns the rights, not the subject matter. And even if the employment of Brand, I strongly expect an OTRS confirmation would still be required. Until the images are licensed in a fashion which is satisfactory for a WMF project, we either wait or go with this DYK without the image. The Rambling Man (Stay alert! Control the virus! Save lives!!!!) 06:10, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 17[edit]

Koo App

  • ... that the Koo App shot to prominence after Twitter got into a weeks-long standoff with the government of India? Source:Japan Times article
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created by Aman.kumar.goel (talk). Self-nominated at 11:00, 17 February 2021 (UTC).

Collapsing prior review from Bahnfrend. DanCherek (talk) 22:36, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
General: Article is new enough and long enough

Policy compliance:

  • Adequate sourcing: Red XN - I checked only three of the sources, and two of them didn't support the relevant assertion. So, eg, where did the assertion that the messages are known as "Koos" come from? Similarly, where was the list of intended further languages sourced?
  • Neutral: Green tickY
  • Free of copyright violations, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing: Red XN - Can't tell yet, as the sources for some of the content are unclear.
Hook: Hook has been verified by provided inline citation

QPQ: Red XN - Not done
Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg I've added a link and made a minor amendment to the hook. Bahnfrend (talk) 12:22, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

@Bahnfrend: I have addressed above issues with my recent edit. I don't think QPQ is needed because I have less than 5 nominations. Aman Kumar Goel (Talk) 11:23, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg It has been more than two weeks, and reviewer Bahnfrend has not returned; new reviewer needed to check the issues previously raised and see whether they have been addressed so the DYK criteria are met. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:08, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
New review by DanCherek
General: Article is new enough and long enough

Policy compliance:

  • Adequate sourcing: Red XN - need sources for "first launched in Kannada", "Hindi", and all of the future languages. The Japan Times source says that Koo installs increased by 901,000, not that there were 901,000 installs
  • Neutral: Green tickY
  • Free of copyright violations, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing: Red XN - it would be great if the first two sentences of paragraph 3 (about Koo vs Twitter) could be reworded a little to make it more different from the source
  • Other problems: Red XN - there are concerns on the talk page about the article's title, and whether it should be moved to Koo (app) or Koo (social network), these should be addressed (whether or not the page is ultimately moved) prior to approval. (FWIW, I think I agree that it should be moved since the name of the app is just "Koo")
Hook: Hook has been verified by provided inline citation
QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol question.svg @Aman.kumar.goel: Thanks for your patience with this nomination, sorry for the delay. See comments above, there are a few remaining things that I think should be resolved before approval. Let me know if you have any questions. DanCherek (talk) 22:36, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

@DanCherek: Fixed these issues except the last one. The concern over the title might be outdated because it was 2 months ago and this microblogging service is referred to as "Koo App" in the sources that we have used. Aman Kumar Goel (Talk) 12:01, 14 April 2021 (UTC)
@Aman.kumar.goel: While the headlines say "Koo App", the prose in all of the sources call it "Koo", "the Koo platform", "the Koo app", etc., with no capitalization in "app". Reference [7] says: It is named just “Koo” on the App Store with Bombinate Technologies Private Limited as the provider. I think it's similar to how we have articles titled Twitter and Snapchat rather than "Twitter App" and "Snapchat App". Also, "first launched in Kannada", "Hindi", and all of the future languages should be sourced — I'm being annoying about this because if the unsourced material is removed it starts to approach the 1,500-character minimum DYK threshold. Thanks, let me know if you have any questions or if you want me to open it up for more opinions from WT:DYK. DanCherek (talk) 20:14, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 20[edit]

Nationality, religion, and language data for the provinces of Thailand

Created by Futurist110 (talk). Self-nominated at 07:52, 20 February 2021 (UTC).

By the way, an alternative hook for this –which I myself actually like better than my original hook here–could be this:
I have now reviewed this DYK? nomination here: Template:Did you know nominations/Jasmin Taylor. Futurist110 (talk) 01:39, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg Took a look at the sources and it seems good. I'll do a full review soon, but right now my main concern is the article title: is there a better possible title? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 06:03, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: If you have any better ideas for a title for this specific Wikipedia article, by all means, please share these ideas with me! Futurist110 (talk) 21:02, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
We already have a Demographics of Thailand article so that's probably not possible at this time. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:49, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: Well, please let me know when you will do a full review of this DYK? nomination of mine, will you? Please! Futurist110 (talk) 21:43, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
I've been thinking about this for a while and another concern I've since had is if the article should be merged to Demographics of Thailand since it seems to discuss things already discussed in that article. Perhaps a merge discussion is needed first before this can fully proceed. In addition I just had a COVID vaccine shot and am monitoring for side effects so I can't do any full reviews until later today at the earliest. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 23:37, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
If you want to start a merger discussion, by all means, go for it! Futurist110 (talk) 05:34, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: Please let me know when you created a merger discussion page for these two articles! Futurist110 (talk) 17:24, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

Note: @Narutolovehinata5 and Futurist110: I have proposed a merger. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 01:59, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

In that case, I'll use my Jasmin Taylor QPQ here for another DYK? nomination, if that's OK with you. Futurist110 (talk) 20:20, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
@Futurist110: Are you planning to withdraw this nomination? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:48, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Seeing as there doesn't appear to be any path forward for the nomination given the merge discussion, and the nom's comment above, it's probably time to close this as stale. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 07:43, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 24[edit]

Karl Schuke

Organ in the Gedächtniskirche
Organ in the Gedächtniskirche
  • Reviewed: Söderala vane
  • Comment: Sorry, I'm a day late - again. I struggled all day yesterday to make a viola player fit for DYK and failed - and forgot this one. - If the image is a problem as the Commons say because of the stained glass, can we perhaps make a crop which leaves so little blue that it's no longer a piece of art? - The two places are Berlin landmarks of architecture after World War II, - I'd love to mention how international the workshop operates but it would get too long. See pics of their organs - some day we should translate the workshop article.

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 08:23, 4 March 2021 (UTC).

  • General eligibility:
Policy: Article is sourced, neutral, and free of copyright problems

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Red XN - The article says that the company built the organs, rather than Schuke personally.
  • Interesting: Question?

Image eligibility:

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg I think it's better to use the full name of the church in English, that would make a more interesting and accessible hook for English speakers. (t · c) buidhe 00:33, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

Thank you for the review, and sorry that I made the nomination in a rush and didn't complete the article at least the next day. (When you see an article by me without an infobox, you know that happened.) I added the pic to the article. It goes without saying that no person builds such an organ alone, and organ builders are identified with their workshops, - you say Silbermann organ etc, but if you prefer we can say:
ALT1: ... that organ builder Karl Schuke began a branch of his father's workshop in West Berlin in 1953, which built the organs of the Gedächtniskirche (pictured) and the Philharmonie?
Perhaps it's just me, but I am reluctant to mention the old emperor after whom the church was named when built. The new building, with this organ, and next to the ruin of the first one's tower, has been identified much more with memory of the war than memory of that person. Nobody I know says "Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche" (although still official), only "Gedächtniskirche". I don't know if "Memorial Church" would work. I think if we may use the image, it will be attractive enough with any name. The blue windows are quite recognizable. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:24, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
buidhe, should I have pinged? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:38, 23 March 2021 (UTC)
I am not convinced about the interesting-ness of ALT1. Churches and orchestras are often where organ makers build organs, what makes Schuke's firm interesting or unusual? (t · c) buidhe 02:06, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
The Memorial church is perhaps the most iconic building in Berlin, as a document of the city's troubled history, and the Philharmonie is among the leading concert halls in the world. The firm moved to West Berlin on the founder's initiative, so success right there seems worth mentioning. The firm became more international after his death, but mentioning that may be better for an article about the firm, not him. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:59, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
OK, but I just don't see how that's accessible to those who are not familiar with the area (i.e., most DYK readers). (t · c) buidhe 23:56, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
Those "most readers" would probably not enjoy the article anyway. Berlin tourists will have come across the church, - many, unrelated to Classical music. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:30, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
@Buidhe: Perhaps:
ALT1A ... that Karl Schuke's company built the organs of the Gedächtniskirche (pictured) and the Berlin Philharmonie?
ALT1B ... that Karl Schuke's company built the organs of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (pictured) and the Berlin Philharmonie?
Noting Gerda's preference in using the original German name, the English name is nevertheless offered as an option in case the German name doesn't work out for whatever reason. Just a question though: is the church the most iconic building in Berlin? I would have thought the Bundestag, Brandenburg Gate and the Fernsehturm were more iconic. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 06:34, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Since I have higher standards than some other reviewers I am asking for a second opinion just for the interestingness of the proposed hooks. I don't believe the photograph can be used as there are copyright restrictions on photographing indoors. (t · c) buidhe 06:48, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

I personally think that the main hook fact (that his company made the organs for an iconic Berlin church and a famous concert hall) has potential provided that some context could be provided in the hook that they are famous (although I'd be personally fine with approving ALT1A/ALT1B as-is had I not proposed them). As for the issue of copyright, Germany has freedom of panorama for public places so the picture is probably okay. the image has been kept after a discussion, where it was argued that the windows fall under de minimis.Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 07:00, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
IDK about the window but the organ is probably copyrighted. (t · c) buidhe 07:17, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
I don't think organs have ever been thought of as pieces of art with a copy-right, but always learning. (I wonder about this whole copy-right business for building which are inviting the public to enter for free.) - We don't have to say Notre-Dame is iconic, I guess. Actually, readers might smile if we did. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:57, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 27[edit]

Zameen (novel)

  • ... that the English translation of the novel Zameen is titled A Promised Land?
    Source: "A Promised Land, translated by Daisy Rockwell ... Khadija Mastur's posthumous novel Zameen ..." [10]
    • ALT1: ... that the Urdu novel Zameen provides a woman-centric account of Pakistan's independence?
      Source: "Its value is historical as much as literary, as a woman-centric account of Partition and its aftermath ..." [11]

Created by Idell (talk). Self-nominated at 21:22, 4 March 2021 (UTC), inserted ALT1 at 14:53, 13 March 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg This article requires considerable work before becoming eligible. @Idell: You could improve the article by adding a brief plot summary, reception section, characters, analysis etc. Currently, it is very small article which ineligible for DYK. --Gazal world (talk) 09:11, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
    @Gazal world: Sure, but the article will become older than seven days, will that be an issue? Idell (talk) 10:33, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
    Article history says that the article was created on 27 Feb, and was nominated for DYK on 4 March. So it is OK. P.S: The hook is just a random fact. Improve the article, and find out some interesting hook. --Gazal world (talk) 10:49, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
    I suggested that hook as Barack Obama wrote a book with the same title – A Promised Land (2020). Idell (talk) 12:27, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
    @Idell: It is very common title for several books. There is also a English version of Gujarati novel by the same title. I would suggest you propose new hook something like Narutolovehinata5 suggested. It would be good if you remove the Urdu script and use Roman Urdu where needed. --Gazal world (talk) 14:11, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
A hook about the novel being described as "a political allegory and a gynocentric historical account of Pakistan's independence" could work, the issue is that the source cited does not actually use the term "gynocentric". Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 14:46, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: The source uses the word 'woman-centric', so 'gynocentric' is OK. --Gazal world (talk) 22:33, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Reading through the Wikipedia article for gynocentrism suggests that it is a much more problematic and less positive term than woman-centered, and I would therefore recommend avoiding its use in the hook. Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 03:44, 7 April 2021 (UTC)
With my unfamiliarity with the word I think it would be a good idea to stick with simply "woman-centric", simply because it's the word that is used in the source. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 04:50, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 28[edit]

Broad front versus narrow front controversy in World War II

General Dwight D. Eisenhower
General Dwight D. Eisenhower

Created by Hawkeye7 (talk). Self-nominated at 19:57, 28 February 2021 (UTC).

General: Article is new enough and long enough
Policy: Article is sourced, neutral, and free of copyright problems

Hook eligibility:

Image: Image is freely licensed, used in the article, and clear at 100px.
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg Article was recently promoted to GA. Overall article sourcing, neutrality, and plagiarism is assumed to have been covered during the GAN. The picture is acceptable, but most people know what Eisenhower looks like, so I'm not sure it adds much. My main concerns are about phrasing and interestingness.

Regarding phrasing, "polemics" is uncommon, anachronistic language that also mirrors the source a little uncomfortably closely, so I'd suggest a different word choice. The meaning of "broad front versus narrow front" also might be a bit unclear to or require a bit of inference from non-expert readers, so if you can think of a way to concisely explain it, that might be good (if not, it's alright enough).

Regarding interestingness, it's not bad (and my standards are stricter than most DYK reviewers), but I'd be curious to hear if you have any ALTs. You seemed to begin an ALT1 but didn't fill it out. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 05:44, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

  • Originally I intended to use the quote, but it was too long.
  • I don't normally offer up ALTs because they deter reviewers.
  • I'm not sure Ike is that well known any more; you'd have to be a boomer or someone who reads 20th century history to remember him.

Hawkeye7 (discuss) 07:35, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Symbol question.svg The original hook doesn't read right because a decision is not a controversy. Ike's decision was to stick to a broad front. The controversy was the debate before and after. Ruppenthal's quote expresses this more accurately: "Of all decisions made at the level of the Supreme Allied Commander in western Europe during World War II, perhaps none has excited more polemics than that which raised the 'one-thrust-broad front' controversy." Squeezing all this into a hook seems challenging, so let's try some controversial ALTs:

  • ALT1 ... that during an argument about his broad front, Ike (pictured) put his hand on Monty's knee? Source: "Pulling Eisenhower’s recent signals from his pocket, he exclaimed, 'They’re balls, sheer balls, rubbish!' Perhaps only Eisenhower would have the forbearance to sit in stony silence while a subordinate verbally assaulted him. When Montgomery at last paused for breath, Eisenhower put his hand on Montgomery’s knee and gently said, 'Steady, Monty! You can’t speak to me like that. I’m your boss.'".[13]
Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery
Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery

Andrew🐉(talk) 11:27, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

  • These sound fine. (I'm inclined towards the second.) I've provided an online source for checking. Changed "orders" to "messages". Montgomery never disobeyed orders, but Eisenhower was reluctant to issue them. As the article points out, Montgomery was the senior officer even though Eisenhower was the boss. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 18:45, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
    Good. As a further tweak, I suggest "signals" rather than "messages". It is slightly shorter, follows the source and works a bit better as a hook, IMO – more likely to get the reader wondering what was going on.
@Sdkb: As the primary reviewer, you should please check these ALTs. I can't approve them myself as I'm too involved.
Andrew🐉(talk) 23:48, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
Andrew Davidson, sorry, I'm not a fan of using first names like that; it doesn't seem encyclopedic. Your alts are also missing the very core context that we're talking about WW2. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 00:10, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
"Ike" is perfectly acceptable in this context IMHO. Maury Markowitz (talk) 16:58, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
I agree with Maury. Note also that both Ike and Monty are abbreviations of their last names, not their first names. Abbreviations seem appropriate for hooks, which are supposed to be "short, punchy, catchy". Andrew🐉(talk) 17:06, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment. Since this nomination seems stalled, as my two cents, I think that ALT2 looks fine to me, especially if used as the first or last hook in the list, which is normally where "funny" hooks can be slipped in. While normally first name usage would be unusual, Eisenhower is very famously known as "Ike", so much so that works such as books / TV series / etc. use it. DYK is allowed to be a bit more "magazine"-y at times in the name of being eye-catching, so ALT2 seems fine to me. I would hesitantly recommend something like an ALT2b though that replaced "Signals" with "messages" as average readers will not know or care that these were telegrams, just that they were messages. I'd say ship it, but will let original reviewer way in if there are any deeper problems with the article other than just not liking that hook. SnowFire (talk) 19:40, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
  • ALT2b ... that when arguing for a narrow front, Monty (pictured) called Ike's messages, "nothing but balls"?

Hawkeye7 (discuss) 21:23, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 5[edit]

Steve Cherry

  • ... that professional footballer Steve Cherry injured himself trying to prevent his pet kitten escaping the house? Source: Cherry, Steve; Nicholas, Jonathan (2018). Cherry Picking. The Book Guild Ltd. ISBN 978-1912575-831.
    • ALT1:... that a two-year old Steve Cherry woke his family with his teething cries during a house fire? Source: Cherry, Steve; Nicholas, Jonathan (2018). Cherry Picking. The Book Guild Ltd. ISBN 978-1912575-831.
    • ALT2:... that Steve Cherry prevented an unconscious John Fashanu from choking on his tongue? Source: Cherry, Steve; Nicholas, Jonathan (2018). Cherry Picking. The Book Guild Ltd. ISBN 978-1912575-831.
    • ALT3:... that professional footballer Steve Cherry was described as a "goalkeeper, wit, raconteur and failed anorexic" after struggling to keep his weight down? Source: Cherry, Steve; Nicholas, Jonathan (2018). Cherry Picking. The Book Guild Ltd. ISBN 978-1912575-831.
ALT4:... that Kidsgrove Athletic F.C. became the first football club in England to have father and son goalkeepers when they signed Steve Cherry in 2003? Source: Kidsgrove Athletic are claiming to be the first senior club in the country to have father and son goalkeepers on their books at the same time. They recently signed experienced Steve Cherry, 43, as cover for the injured Phil McGing and the former Derby County, Walsall, Plymouth Argyle and Notts County goalkeeper has been joined by his 18-year-old son, Jon.

Improved to Good Article status by EchetusXe (talk). Self-nominated at 11:39, 5 March 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg This article is a newly promoted GA and meets the newness and length criteria. I prefer ALT2 and ALT3; the hook facts for these are cited inline and either hook could be used, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:49, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Returning this to nom; article has been tagged. —valereee (talk) 23:26, 24 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg While the tags have been removed, the issue with ALT2, the previously promoted hook, appears to remain per the discussion at WT:DYK. It should either be struck or a new variant proposed. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:46, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
    • Okay let's go with ALT3 then. EchetusXe 10:03, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I've replaced the tags. This needs discussion. ALT3 has the same issues as the other ALTs -- they're all sourced to his autobiography. —valereee (talk) 14:15, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
    • I have added a fourth hook and removed the original three that were cited to the autobiography. Thanks! EchetusXe 13:20, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
  • approving ALT4 —valereee (talk) 16:00, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg It has two tags. SL93 (talk) 01:17, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
  • @Valereee: How can you have given this nomination the green tick of approval when you had made it ineligible by adding the banner tags? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:09, 3 April 2021 (UTC)
  • I'm sorry, you're right, removing check, I'm too distracted right now to work well, sorry —valereee (talk) 18:53, 3 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Is there a way to get those tags reviewed? It's just me and valereee agreeing to disagree on that talk page. EchetusXe 19:18, 3 April 2021 (UTC)
Comment The GA reassessment should have no baring on DYK. GA review is not AFD or a high stakes problem. It's optional. The only thing holding up this review is the tags. That may get resolved before the GA reassessment concludes. Best.4meter4 (talk) 17:25, 10 April 2021 (UTC)
I thought that since the only reason the article qualifies for DYK is it being a Good Article, the article wouldn't qualify if it was demoted. Maybe BlueMoonset knows as someone with great DYK experience. SL93 (talk) 01:44, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
Sorry, I thought it was new or expanded nom. Never mind.4meter4 (talk) 01:46, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
This seems to be settled, but since I've been pinged, it is true that DYK nominations where a new GA is being reassessed are put on hold until the reassessment closes, much like nominations are put on hold while the nominated article is being considered at Articles for Deletion. (Some new GAs have been reassessed and delisted, and the DYK's were rejected because they no longer qualified.) At the moment, this is waiting on both the reassessment and the tags. BlueMoonset (talk) 18:46, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg I've pulled the article from prep per a WT:DYK talk discussion. It's probably best to wait out the reassessment before making a final action on this nom. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 15:54, 14 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 7[edit]

The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery

Created by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 07:15, 8 March 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new enough, long enough, sourced and appears policy compliant. Earwig detects no issues. Hook is short enough and interesting. QPQ satisfied.
One issue holds this back from approval. The hook facts are set forth only in the opening paragraph which lacks in-line citation.Cbl62 (talk) 16:13, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
@Cbl62: I've added the citation to the lead, note that the claim was already supported in the body (the lead just repeats it). --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:25, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg My issues are resolved such that this is good to go from my perspective. Not sure what impact Buidhe's comments have on the nomination. Cbl62 (talk) 01:21, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
As noted in my initial review, I found the hook to be sufficiently interesting -- involving, as it does, a person who intentionally infiltrated one of the most heinous and deadly places in human history. Cbl62 (talk) 02:47, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg First, the hook fact—the book's publication date in English—is not interesting, secondly, it implies that "volunteer" is an accurate word for what he did, while peer-reviewed, scholarly sources disagree. (t · c) buidhe 16:48, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
    • What is interesting is subjective, although you are welcome to propose more interesting ALTs. The hook doesn't imply volunteering, this is the title of the book. While indeed one recent peer-reviewed article (by a PhD student) and a review of another book did indeed question this word, it is used commonly in the academic and popular discourse of the subject - and anyway, this is not a place to discuss this. The title is the title and you can hardly argue it shouldn't be used in a nomination because of some fringe criticism of the concept, not even of this particular book. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:25, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

I find the hook interesting and neutral - GizzyCatBella🍁 06:35, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

  • Comment. The existing hook shifts the focus to the fact a book was published in English in 2012, which is very much a Who Cares issue. The hook is shorter and better to just cut to the interesting part- maybe this:
ALT1: ... that The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery is the memoir of Witold Pilecki, a Polish resistance fighter who infiltrated Auschwitz?
Anyway, the bigger issue for me is that the existing article seems to have some POV / puffery issues - it's more fawning than a perusal of the sources suggests. I'd be skeptical of including the line "this is a work of supreme importance" about any topic (including The Bible, the works of Shakespeare, the Bhagavad Gita, etc.), and it's an especially weird takeaway from https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/23739770.2019.1673981?journalCode=rifa20 , a book review of The Volunteer (book) which explores elements of Pilecki's story that are legendary or myths. Suggest that aspect be cleaned up before going to DYK with any hook. SnowFire (talk) 18:44, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
SnowFire, It's an attributed quotation, and not used in the hook. As for NPOV, you are more than welcome to add any more critical conclusions from any reviews you can find. Lastly, the review you cite is not of this book but of another (they share a similar title and topic so it can be confusing).
Anyway, having looked into this more, I suggest we use the word report instead of memoir. So based on SnowFire's ALT1 I suggest ALT1b as well as a longer ALT1c (@Cbl62: for a check). --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 02:56, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
ALT1b: ... that The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery is a report of Witold Pilecki, a Polish resistance fighter who infiltrated Auschwitz?
ALT1c: ... that the report of Witold Pilecki, a Polish resistance fighter who infiltrated Auschwitz, has been translated into English in 2012 under the title The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery?
  • I'm not confused (re "confusing"); I understood perfectly well the first time as noted that the quote was from a review of the 2019 book, but that just makes the original cite all the more strange; it's a third-hand cite of a review of a different book. Yes, it's attributed, but Reception sections routinely collapse pages and pages of prose into a single sentence, and it's easy to (accidentally) make authors look silly or misrepresent them if you're not careful. Like I already said, I wouldn't include a quote like that on any book; any article that must say its topic is a work of supreme importance is not a work of supreme importance. Re "it's not part of the hook": Article overall quality issues can still derail a DYK nom, even if it's not part of the hook. Besides, don't you want the article in top shape for a main page appearance anyway? Yes, this is DYKN not GAC, but the suggestion is offered in good faith - even if you think that the reception section comes across fine to you, I'm telling you it reads a bit on the hagiographic side to a pair of fresh eyes. If you really think that review-of-a-book-about-this is relevant, at least cover the background with explicitly saying in the article that Davidzon is reviewing the 2019 book The Volunteer and maybe include Fairweather's thoughts on Pilecki's reports as well.
  • Anyway, going back to the hook suggestions, I think ALT1b would be fine. SnowFire (talk) 16:36, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
    • SnowFire, Now I am a bit confused. Davidzon is reviewing this work (2012) not the 2019 one (his review is from 2013). And that he chose to speak of this book in superlatives, well, that's reviewers prerogative. It's the norm, in my experience, to quote the most succinct and summarized opinion of the reviewer, and if they say that something is "great", "the best", whatever, well, that's an attributed quotation. The article doesn't say in wiki voice that this is the best book ever, we just quote and attribute a reviewer. As far as I know, this is simply following best practices, but if you disagree and think this quote should be removed, feel free to start a discussion about this at WT:BOOK or WP:NPOVN or both and we can see what others think. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:32, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
      • Sorry, looks like I misread where that reference went - you're right, that reference went to a different article. I was utterly puzzled that you seemed to be citing a review of the 2019 book but I see that was just a case of swapped references.
      • That said, as a veteran editor, you surely know that WP:PEACOCK can be violated with attributed statements, too. It'd be easy to fill articles on any book with just "this book is good" or "this book is bad" but that's bad writing (see the reception section of Night (book), say, which doesn't have any "according to XYZ, this book is important" in it.) I took a shot at editing the Reception - take a look for an example of what I was getting at. Very rarely is "this work is important / the best ever" etc. what should be included; instead, talk about what precisely the reviewer found important or praiseworthy or well-done, rather than just asserting it was important or praiseworthy. SnowFire (talk) 01:50, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
        • SnowFire, Thank you for your edits. I think they are fine, but in general, I am also concerned that this type of summary can be abused for inappropriate editorializing. You are probably not aware of how controversial this topic arena is (check out the recent ArbCom clarification request if you want to see...), but one of the reasons I prefer direct quotes is that they are, well, direct quotes. Of course, choosing one quote over another can lead to one being accused of quote cherry-picking. It's like there's no good solution... Anyway, for the case here, I appreciate your edits and I am happy with them, although I don't think removing the direct quotes was really necessary. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 02:08, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
          • I'm familiar with the radioactive controversy, yes. My point above doesn't have anything to do with it, it'd apply equally to a book about a non-controversial topic - don't write a sports team is "the greatest ever", write it "won 6 championships" or the like. That kind of boring stuff. SnowFire (talk) 03:56, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 13[edit]

Mr. Dick

Mr. Dick drawn by Fred Barnard
Mr. Dick drawn by Fred Barnard
  • ... that the delusion of Mr. Dick (pictured) went from a bull in a china-shop to King Charles' head?
  • Reviewed: Fish kick
  • Comment: I have more plans for expansion but need to get the nomination started during the 5x window. More anon.

5x expanded by Andrew Davidson (talk). Self-nominated at 23:37, 20 March 2021 (UTC).

  • Mr. Dick was not created, promoted to GA, or expanded 5x in the 7 days preceding this March 13 nomination. Given my understanding of the criteria, I don't see a way to move forward with this nomination. Dugan Murphy (talk) 21:23, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
Symbol redirect vote 4.svg @Dugan Murphy: The article was nominated on the 20th March but was put under the heading for the 13th. You see, the 13th is when the expansion started and WP:DYKNOM states "list the page below under the date the article was created or the expansion began".
Here's an exact calculation using the WP:DYKCHECK tool.
on 13 March 2021: Prose size (text only): 429 characters (75 words) "readable prose size"
on 20 March 2021: Prose size (text only): 3311 characters (543 words) "readable prose size"
So, it went from 429 to 3311 – an expansion of 7.7 times. Ok?
Andrew🐉(talk) 10:20, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
@Andrew Davidson: Thank you for making that clear. This is my second DYK review.
Symbol question.svg Here's my review below.
General: Article is new enough and long enough

Policy compliance:

Hook: Hook has been verified by provided inline citation
Image: Image is freely licensed, used in the article, and clear at 100px.
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg My first reaction is that this hook doesn't make sense to someone like me who hasn't read the book, but I guess that's incentive to click on it. All I think is needed are citations for the block quote and the portrayals, unless there's a policy I'm not aware of exempting these cases. Dugan Murphy (talk) 18:25, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

  • @Dugan Murphy: Thanks for the review. You're already doing well by using the {{DYK checklist}} as it took me much longer to discover that. Regarding your points
  1. I will make another pass through the article to add more citations and ensure that every quotation has one – this is specifically expected by WP:V.
  2. I'm not sure what you mean by "portrayals" but suppose that's the character descriptions so I'll make sure they are cited too
I'm referring here to the section named "Portrayals." Dugan Murphy (talk) 13:09, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
  1. The hook is deliberately perplexing to encourage click-through, as you say – it is supposed to be a hook, not a summary of the article. I'm not entirely happy with the wording as it's a bit of a mouthful and so will see if I can make it wittier and/or flow better.
So, I'll ping you again in a day or two to take another look. More anon.
Andrew🐉(talk) 18:59, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
Great! Dugan Murphy (talk) 13:09, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 14[edit]

The Making of Modern Turkey

Created by Buidhe (talk). Self-nominated at 12:37, 14 March 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The article is neutral, and I detected no copyright issues. A QPQ has been done. @Buidhe: Which sentence in the article do you consider backs up the hook? The Genocide may be clearly crucial in the book, but it also needs to be clearly crucial in the article. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:54, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Cwmhiraeth Thanks for the review. I think it is already in the article, in at least 3 places: 1) The cover of the book 2) one of the five chapters in the book being titled "Genocide of Christians, 1915–16" and 3) The statement in the book quoted in the article "The genocide heralded the coming of a new era and stipulated the parameters of a formative Turkish nation state, or an empire with a dominant Sunni Turkish core and a marginalized periphery." (t · c) buidhe 09:59, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
  • @Buidhe: Well, I disagree and don't find any of these sufficient. Daffodils could be said to herald the arrival of spring, but that does not mean they are crucial to its arrival! If you add the fact to the article, I will be able to approve the nomination. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:16, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

Hrant Dink Foundation

  • ... that the Hrant Dink Foundation was founded to "carry on Hrant's dreams, Hrant's struggle, Hrant's language and Hrant's heart" following his 2007 assassination? Source: Eygören, Esra Nur (2015). "Hrant Dink Foundation: Working for dialogue, empathy and peace". Turkish Review. 5 (2): 152–153.

Created by Buidhe (talk). Self-nominated at 09:32, 14 March 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New, long, neutral, sourced, free from CV. Not amused by the hook, and it gives some NPOV vibes. I find the death threat situation, or the banning of conference, much more hookable. GeraldWL 03:07, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 17[edit]

Bathypolypus sponsalis

  • ... that Bathypolypus sponsalis is a deep sea benthic octopus that has very interesting physical adaptions in order to help it survive in such a harsh environment?
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created/expanded by Kvboyette (talk). Self-nominated at 18:26, 29 March 2021 (UTC).

  • This appears to have been moved to mainspace on March 17th and not nominated for DYK until March 29, making it ineligible because it missed the 7 day deadline. This is quite unfortunate, because it looks like a really nice article. Might I suggest nominating it for WP:GAN instead? It would probably pass the GA criteria (and once being declared GA, could then be re-nominated for DYK (as long as the nomination is done in 7 days of passing GA). If I've missed something, please let me know and I'll be glad to review this. -- RoySmith (talk) 01:10, 10 April 2021 (UTC)

Li Qiaochu

Created by CRau080 (talk). Self-nominated at 20:10, 23 March 2021 (UTC).

  • Hi CRau080 thanks for the submission, I'll be doing the review. Please see below.

General: Article is new enough and long enough
Policy: Article is sourced, neutral, and free of copyright problems
Hook: Hook has been verified by provided inline citation

Image eligibility:

QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg This is a well-written, well-sourced article, new, neutral in tone, and with no copyright issues found. The hooks are interesting and I would accept either of the two. However, there may be a chance of increasing the "hookiness" by trying something like:

  • ... that Chinese activist Li Qiaochu was detained 31 December 2019 and spent New Year's day in handcuffs in relation to the "12.26 Citizens Case", while her partner Xu Zhiyong was still in hiding?

Finally, the image comes from a screen capture of a PEN America YouTube video, which I understand is not allowed without the proper license permission from the original author. Perhaps a second opinion from an editor with more experience in Commons could be useful. Alan Islas (talk) 14:37, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

Hi Alan Islas, thank you for your feedback on this article and its nomination. I have adopted your suggestion for the extra words in the first hook. Regarding the copyright issue of the photo, I have been alerted to the insufficient copyright through recent feedback of a Wikimedia staff, and I have asked PEN America to send in a copyright release statement compliant with the norms; I believe that the matter may be possible to clear rather quickly.--CRau080 (talk) 17:13, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks CRau080, sounds good, I will leave this submission in the current hold status, awaiting the image license permissions. I hope this can be resolved successfully because an article is always better with pictures. Alan Islas (talk) 00:02, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 18[edit]

Renaissance Tropica

  • ... that actor Don Johnson tried to restart the production of the Renaissance Tropica, an electric car which appeared in an episode of Nash Bridges? Source 1: San Francisco Business Times, 1999: "Actor Don Johnson has teamed up with a group of Chinese venture capitalists and American investment bankers to buy Zebra Motors Inc., electric vehicle manufacturer at the former Alameda Naval Air Station. The new owners have renamed the company Xebra Motors Inc., to avoid potential trademark infringement, and plan to begin limited production of the electric Model Z Roadster as early as September." Source 2: IMCDb. 1, 2

Created by Periwinklewrinkles (talk). Self-nominated at 03:33, 18 March 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg "The Tropica Roadster was designed by Jim Muir." along with where a citation needed tag has been placed needs to be referenced. The first reference is self-published, the 10th reference is a forum post, the 11th reference is an unreliable WordPress blog, and the 12th reference is self-published (which also makes its five other uses as references unreliable). This needs a lot of work with only three usable references. SL93 (talk) 05:50, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

Cuilin Zhang

Cuilin Zhang
Cuilin Zhang
  • ... that Cuilin Zhang's (pictured) research suggested that potatoes might increase the risk of gestational diabetes? Source: "Cuilin Zhang, lead study author, from the National Institutes of Health in Maryland, US, said the findings were important" "Potato-rich diet 'may increase pregnancy diabetes risk" [14][15]

Created by TJMSmith (talk). Self-nominated at 03:00, 18 March 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg @TJMSmith: Most of the article is taken from a public domain source [16]. This is allowed, but this text doesn't count towards the 1500 character requirement. I only count about 1100 characters of new text, so it needs a little more expansion.
There are also sourcing issues. The non-copied text of the article is also entirely based on sources that aren't independent, so there really needs to be more text based on independent sources, preferably more than half the article. The copied text does have some added independent references, but they are popular media articles and one needs to be careful since these aren't considered reliable for biomedical statements (see WP:MEDRS). Antony–22 (talkcontribs) 06:53, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
Antony-22, I wasn't aware that the text doesn't count towards the 1500 requirement. Is that policy stated anywhere? I agree it would be preferable for there to be more independent sources. Academics are not always covered as frequently as other notable figures (like entertainers and athletes). I'm not sure if that this point alone disqualifies a DYK nomination. The majority of the content of this article is cites a reliable (but not independent) source. Thanks for the review! TJMSmith (talk) 14:24, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
It's part of Rule 2b. You can still add text or rewrite the PD text to satisfy the length requirement.
Generally these kinds of institutional biographies are "reliable" in the sense of being factual, and they can be used as sources, but they shouldn't be most or all of the citations. It's as much a neutrality issue as a verifiability one. Academics are sometime tricky to find independent sources for, but sometimes you can find news/perspectives articles like this one [17], or a piece in an alumni magazine or hometown newsletter, or even other journal articles that talk about their work. So how about this, do a search and see what you can come up with, and if there really isn't anything out there I'll say it's good enough since the article's only making straightforward factual statements anyway. Antony–22 (talkcontribs) 21:40, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
I very much appreciate your thoughtful feedback/constructive criticism. An ongoing work emergency is limiting my Wikipedia editing time. I wanted to acknowledge that I've read your response and will work on this Zhang article as soon as I can. I think I should have some time between now and 4/19. TJMSmith (talk) 02:04, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
That's okay, no rush! Antony–22 (talkcontribs)
I added content. What are your thoughts? Thanks! TJMSmith (talk) 02:09, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 20[edit]

Gira Sarabhai

Gira Sarabhai in 1951
Gira Sarabhai in 1951

Moved to mainspace by Kill joyarchivist (talk). Nominated by KCVelaga (talk) at 13:03, 26 March 2021 (UTC).

General: Article is new enough and long enough

Policy compliance:

  • Adequate sourcing: Red XN - "She lives in Ahmedabad, Gujarat" is unsourced
  • Neutral: Red XN - "one couldn't place a nail where it was not meant to be" is a strange phrase and currently presented in wiki-voice. Is that a quote from Shinde?
  • Free of copyright violations, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing: Red XN - The third paragraph of "National Institute of Design" is a copyvio, see Earwig. This paragraph will need to be rewritten significantly
  • Other problems: Red XN - there are multiple "clarification needed" tags within the article that will need to be resolved before this can be approved

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Red XN - Need an inline citation directly after the hook sentence within the article (first sentence of "National Institute of Design"
  • Interesting: Green tickY

Image eligibility:

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg @KCVelaga: see above, couple issues to resolve. I left a "?" on the image because it's kind of small at 100px, but I will approve it once the other issues are fixed and the promoter can decide whether to use it. I think the hook could be rewritten as "... that Gira Sarabhai (pictured) and her brother Gautam were crucial in the formation of the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad?" DanCherek (talk) 03:40, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

@DanCherek: Hi, thanks for the review. I am actually helping a new user to get this through, and the clarification needed tags were actually placed by me :) Since it is not me directly editing, it might take a little more time than usual. I am also quite busy now, so I will get back to you on this by the end of next week. KCVelaga (talk) 17:00, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
Admirable work, thanks! Take your time, I'll be around. DanCherek (talk) 17:05, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 21[edit]

Fish kick

  • ... that the fish kick may be the fastest way for humans to swim?
  • Comment: IOU QPQ

5x expanded by Eddie891 (talk). Self-nominated at 13:52, 21 March 2021 (UTC).


General: Article is new enough and long enough
Policy: Article is sourced, neutral, and free of copyright problems

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Red XN - The hook has issues. There are sources which seem to support it and it's interesting. But there's a couple of points to resolve. The first is the word "may" which seems to be a cop-out. Is it the fastest or isn't it? DYK hooks are supposed to state "established facts that are unlikely to change". The second point is that there seems to be an unstated assumption – that we're talking about competition swimming in a pool with specific rules which forbid underwater swimming. But what about sub-aqua or snorkelling, for example, where swimmers use equipment like flippers? Or deep diving, where the swimmers are going vertically rather than horizontally? They will go faster, won't they?

QPQ: Red XN - still required
Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg It's a topic that would really benefit from a diagram or photo so it's a shame we don't have one yet. I've started looking. Andrew🐉(talk) 17:41, 21 March 2021 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the review, Andrew. I'll try to respond in more depth shortly, but I don't see why 'may' in a hook is necessarily a problem-- on a search, it has appeared in a not insubstantial number of hooks before. I wish there was a wealth of research that says it definitely is or isn't, but there doesn't seem to be a clear answer-- The only source that says it definitely is is Slate, which isn't the best source for claims like this-- Public Radio International opts for "some experts" saying it is. The hook could be rephrased to "is sometimes considered" or "has been cited as" or something similar, but I'm not convinced that's better.
    As you note there are a lot of variables but I don't think it's misleading to just say "for humans to swim"— I'd imagine the reader will assume that we are not talking about assisted (i.e. flippers) or modified (i.e. floating to the surface) swimming, just like (presumably) nobody would think the fastest way to run is biking. I, of course, may be completely wrong on this. Let me know what you think and I'll try to conduct a qpq shortly. Eddie891 Talk Work 22:49, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
  • QPQ'd Template:Did you know nominations/KWSN Eddie891 Talk Work 17:27, 23 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 23[edit]

Juliet Nightingale

Created by DarkGlow (talk). Self-nominated at 12:45, 23 March 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Date (as a GA), length and hook all fine. However @DarkGlow:, the Storylines section is completely unsourced and that needs to be fixed before this can proceed. QPQ not needed as the nominator only has 1 credit and no close paraphrasing. Please ping me once that is sorted and I will have another look. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 08:42, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
@The C of E: On WP:SOAPS, it is stated that "storyline sections do not require sourcing, as the programme itself acts as the source. These sections can be verified by watching the series." Therefore, it's very rare that a storyline section of a soap character will ever have inline citations. 99% of the section is sourced in the development/relationship sections, but if it's still going to be an issue despite the consensus on WP:SOAPS, the section can technically be removed as it's not essential imo, but I see no reason to do that. – DarkGlow • 09:47, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
I'm a little unsure as to how that WikiProject guidance stands up compared to WP:BURDEN. It has to be more that "just watch the programme" in my book. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 12:19, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
@The C of E: MOS:TVPLOT, while not specifically about fictional characters, is applicable to talking about the plot of a series. It states that plot "may be sourced from the works themselves". The work is the series, which acts as the series. – DarkGlow • 12:29, 30 March 2021 (UTC)


  1. ^ "Interview with Niamh Blackshaw (Juliet Nightingale)". Channel 4. 7 April 2020. Retrieved 23 March 2021.

Edward Mitchell Bannister

Edward Mitchell Bannister, carte de visite
Edward Mitchell Bannister, carte de visite
  • ... that when Edward Mitchell Bannister (pictured) won first prize for his large oil Under the Oaks at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial, exhibition officials unsuccessfully tried to rescind his award when they realised that he was an African-American? Source: "At the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition in 1876, his painting Under the Oaks was awarded the first-prize gold medal; Bannister reported that when the judge discovered that the artist was Black, he wanted to reconsider the award." [18], pp. 21
    • ALT1:... that Edward Mitchell Bannister's (pictured) portrait of Robert Gould Shaw reclaimed him as a martyr for Boston's African-American abolitionists? Source: "Edward Bannister, a talented African American painter today best known for his landscapes, also displayed his portrait of Shaw at the Colored Ladies' Sanitary Commission fair in Boston in 1864. While that artwork and its visual content are now lost to us, it might also have been perceived as an appropriation of its symbolic subject. [...] Nast, ostensibly ignorant of Shaw's symbolic import, joined Lewis and Bannister in subordinating the colonel's Brahmin identity to the wider abolitionist cause." [19]

Improved to Good Article status by Wingedserif (talk). Self-nominated at 03:12, 27 March 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 24[edit]

Dendroides canadensis

  • ... that the larvae of the beetle Dendroides canadensis have two different adaptations by which they can survive in sub-zero temperatures?
    • ALT1: ... that the larvae of the beetle Dendroides canadensis can alternate between two different mechanisms to survive in sub-zero temperatures?

5x expanded by Mk170101 (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk). Nominated by Cwmhiraeth (talk) at 13:40, 31 March 2021 (UTC).

  • Maybe something related how its the first observed instance of this too? I don't know if it's the only one, but the scientific paper noted first known. Also sorry I'm not familiar with formatting here so feel free to move my comment where it needs to go Mk170101 (talk)
  • Review:
    • Article is new enough (expanded 5x on 24 March) and long enough (2,047 characters of prose).
    • Article is written in NPOV and contains sufficient inline citations. Earwig is 0.0% concerned.
    • Both hooks are formatted properly, are interesting, are neutral, and are of adequate length. However, I think they could be improved with more concise wording, such as:
      ALT2: ... that Dendroides canadensis larvae alternate between two different adaptive mechanisms to survive in subzero temperatures?
    • Hook facts are not cited here, but they do contain inline citations such as this one in the article.
    • QPQ is done.
    • Symbol question.svg Almost good to go. How do you feel about ALT2 or a similar modification to the hook wording? Armadillopteryx 22:56, 3 April 2021 (UTC)

Shaheen Bagh protest

The Shaheen Bagh protest blocking a highway in Delhi
The Shaheen Bagh protest blocking a highway in Delhi
  • Reviewed: Vikram Phadnis
  • Comment: I have expanded Bilkis as well, though not enough to meet DYK criteria.

Improved to Good Article status by DiplomatTesterMan (talk). Self-nominated at 07:17, 30 March 2021 (UTC).

General: Article is new enough and long enough
Policy: Article is sourced, neutral, and free of copyright problems

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Red XN - The following individual sentences need direct citations in support of the hook facts: "The protest was led by women who blocked a major road[d] at Shaheen Bagh"; "One of the Shaheen Bagh protestors, 82-year old Bilkis"; "On 12 January, a group of women started a CAA sit-in demonstration in the market area of Patna"; "The protest inspired similar protests across the country, such as those in Gaya, Kolkata"; you could also add the word "copycat" after or instead of "similar". (The rest of the facts are already directly cited.)
  • Interesting: Green tickY
Image: Image is freely licensed, used in the article, and clear at 100px.
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg Regarding newness: Good Article status was accorded March 22; Comment by nominator acknowledges seeing the GA status change on the 23; the article was nominated for DYK on March 30, 2021. The goal of DYK is to encourage effort, and some leeway can be given, so I would argue for considering the nomination date to be acceptable. Earwig flags some quotations and other phrases like titles, which are acceptable. Excellent work by the original writer and the GA reviewers; a very interesting article. Once sentences supporting each of the facts for the hooks are individually cited, this should be fine. Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 03:30, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

Mary Mark Ockerbloom: Addressing the sourcing issues (all references mentioned here have been used in the article):
The protest was led by women who blocked a major road[d] at Shaheen Bagh
  • The usage of the words "led by" is paraphrasing the sources and body content. There are many more citations used within the article to support this.
One of the Shaheen Bagh protestors, 82-year old Bilkis
  • Added "one of the Shaheen Bagh protestors" to the body.
On 12 January, a group of women started a CAA sit-in demonstration in the market area of Patna
  • Removed "in the market area", not needed; already cited.
The protest inspired similar protests across the country, such as those in Gaya, Kolkata
  • These are cited inline.
If I have missed anything please let me know. Thank you so much for the review. So many people have contributed to taking the article this far! DTM (talk) 03:34, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
  • @DiplomatTesterMan:, I'm sorry, I think I wasn't clear enough about what to do. This is a requirement specifically for DYK in addition to what is usually needed in an article. For DYK, any sentence in the Wikipedia article that contains information that is to be used in a proposed hook must have a citation, for that information, at the end of the sentence in the article that states that information. It's not good enough to cite something at the end of the paragraph, as is usually acceptable. You have cited the information in the article currently, but the citations don't appear where they are needed to meet this DYK requirement.

For example, the sentence in the lede that starts "The protest inspired similar protests across the country, such as those in Gaya, Kolkata..." needs a citation at the end of that sentence. It may be possible to copy and paste each citation using the visual editor. If you are using the source editor, the easiest thing to do is to 1) name the existing citation that supports this information wherever it currently appears in the article: e.g. Replace <ref> with <ref name="Doulatramani"> at the start of the reference in the source by Doulatramani and 2) add the named ref at the end of the sentence in the article that needs a citation. e.g. Add <ref name="Doulatramani"/> (Note that I've added a slash before the closing bracket.) I've done the "Kolkata" sentence as an example. The sources you've listed above need to be cited at the end of the listed sentences in the article. Feel free to tag me as needed. Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 18:59, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

John Neal bibliography

  • ... that the John Neal bibliography includes the first use of son-of-a-bitch in American fiction? Sources: Pages 46–47 of this book reads, "[John Neal] used the language of the day, including the phrase 'son of a bitch' well ahead of other writers." And page 46 of this book reads "Soon the language [of Seventy-Six by John Neal] will reveal itself in another way as the language of soldiers; profanity and oaths occur with an outspokenness appropriate to the occasion, but nonetheless surprising for the century. ... 'It was there ... I wheeled, made a dead set, at the son-of-a-bitch in my rear ....' Not until a century later was the same freedom allowed a writer; even the Twain of Roughing It reports a profane miner's oath as a 'son of a skunk.'"

Created by Dugan Murphy (talk). Self-nominated at 21:58, 25 March 2021 (UTC).

General: Article is new enough and long enough
Policy: Article is sourced, neutral, and free of copyright problems

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Green tickY - Offline/paywalled citation accepted in good faith
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Red XN - Good hook, could be more specific in mentioning the first occurrence is in Seventy-Six. Unsure if expletive has any bearing on DYK nomination.
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol redirect vote 4.svg I am new to this review process and have requested that another editor check over this review. The nominated article looks good and the hook is interesting. Darfst (talk) 16:05, 14 April 2021 (UTC)

@Darfst: Thanks for reviewing! I'm fairly new at DYK reviews myself. One thing I've learned recently is that good hooks tend to leave a little mystery, as an incentive to read the article. With that in mind, I think I prefer ALT1 and feel comfortable with leaving out Seventy-Six from the hook. But I'd also be curious to hear a second opinion if you'd like input from another editor. As far as the expletive is concerned, my understanding is that DYK hooks are WP:NOTCENSORED like the rest of Wikipedia. Dugan Murphy (talk) 02:47, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
The term "bibliography", although part of the title of the article under review for DYK, seems awkward here. The bibliography, it seems to me, is the list of Neal's works, whereas the first use of the phrase is in one of the works themselves. Could we pipe the article title and say instead: "... that the writings of John Neal include the first use of the phrase "son-of-a-bitch" in American fiction?" --Metropolitan90 (talk) 19:04, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
@Metropolitan90: That's a great suggestion. How about ALT1a (below) for a hook?

Articles created/expanded on March 25[edit]

Wu Jianmin (democracy activist)

Created by Jujiang (talk). Self-nominated at 11:31, 25 March 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Needs a lot of work I think. Surprised that the local student leader of 1989 Tiananmen Square protests" is not mentioned anywhere else on en:Wikipedia? The Chinese version of this article exposes some of the issues. A paragraph of challenging statements is followed by 3 or 4 ref callouts. This takes too long to check. We need One inline ref after significant claims. I have added a few "citation needed" to the first few sentences. There are some subtle translation issues ... it says he picked on the communist party when I suspect the opposite is what is meant. However I see that he is, one-of-the important leaders mentioned here. Once tidied up this has a great DYK hook...."that after the US demanded that democracy activist We Jianmin be released, We Jianmin was already in the room and said he was free? HTH Victuallers (talk) 15:04, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
@Victuallers: Thank you for reviewing and providing a reference source. I have adjusted the reference sources and changed the article. The hook you designed is very wonderful! I have used it. Many thanks.  Done (I also think there are too few articles about China in en:Wikipedia.) --Jujiang (talk) 22:11, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
Symbol delete vote.svg I have tried to reduce the over reffing but I have looked more and there are still examples of key facts with five refs after them, I go to check a ref and find that the fact isn't mentioned. Key achievements are reffed to videos that were made by this person. The videos are not 3rd party reliable sources. There was also a section where the article started to tell me about politics. Wikipedia doesnt do that in biographies. This person is notable enough (I think) to have an article but this article requires a lot of work and it would take hours if we had three or four reliable sources (and not the dubious ones) My only suggestion is to ask on WikiProject China or at the Teahouse to see if someone will buddy you. We do need lots of articles about China ... Victuallers (talk) 13:49, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for your comment. I will try to modify it again. --Jujiang (talk) 17:07, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg I have expanded the content and added 4-5 independent reference sources. Please someone review this article again. Many Thanks. --Jujiang (talk) 21:13, 30 March 2021 (UTC)


  1. ^ Cao Yaxue (2016-05-11). "A Young Political Prisoner in the Grand Picture of US-China Diplomacy in the Wake of June 4th Massacre". CHINA CHANGE.
  2. ^ "曹雅學:六四後美中外交宏圖中一個年輕政治犯". Archived from the original on 2019-05-27. Retrieved 2019-05-27. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Wu Jianmin. "Jianmin On Overthrowing Autocracy". YouTube.
  4. ^ 桃李不言 (2012-06-20). "槍聲擊碎我的夢("六四"23週年南高聯"北上"隨感)". BOXUN NEWS.
  5. ^ Bowen Press and Wu Jianmin (2016-04-18). "歷史沉鉤:六四學運領袖吳建民撰文爆中共前外長錢其琛無恥". Bowen Press.
  6. ^ RFA reporter (2019-05-31). "US State Department: June 4th Incident is a "Massacre"". Radio Free Asia.

Mayoralty of Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg
Pete Buttigieg

Improved to Good Article status by SecretName101 (talk). Self-nominated at 19:03, 29 March 2021 (UTC).

General: Article is new enough and long enough

Policy compliance:

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Green tickY
Image: Image is freely licensed, used in the article, and clear at 100px.

QPQ: Red XN - ?
Overall: Symbol question.svg New GA; I made a quite number of copyedits but the article is otherwise well sourced and neutrally written after the GA review. For any of the hooks, you should replace the main link with his mayoralty to reduce duplication. I like the original or Alt3 best, except remove "a period of" since we know 1,000 days is a period of time. Alt2 should be "came out as gay". Reywas92Talk 00:02, 3 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 26[edit]

Punic building, Żurrieq

Painting of the Punic building by Jean-Pierre Houël, 1770s
Painting of the Punic building by Jean-Pierre Houël, 1770s
  • ... that the best-preserved Punic building in Malta (pictured) has been incorporated into a priest's private garden? Source: "The most outstanding surviving structure of the Punic period is, however, the curious square building enclosed inside a private garden in Żurrieq" (Bonanno, Anthony (2005). Malta: Phoenician, Punic, and Roman. Midsea Books. p. 91. ISBN 99932-7-034-2. – book is available online here but you need a University of Malta account to access it, extract from Google Books here)

Created by Xwejnusgozo (talk). Self-nominated at 20:34, 30 March 2021 (UTC).

  • checkY Article is long enough (4056 characters), new enough (created 26 March, nominated 30 March), and article is within policy. AGF on foreign language sources
  • checkY Hook is short enough, interesting, and well cited (AGF on source that I can't access as it requires a University of Malta account)
  • checkY QPQ done
  • Symbol voting keep.svg Overall this nomination passes, congratulations. Joseph2302 (talk) 17:07, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Noticed I forgot to check image:
  • checkY Image is public in US & country of origin (Malta), is used in the article and looks good at low resolution
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Still good to go- just adding this tick at the bottom, so it doesn't get missed. Joseph2302 (talk) 13:31, 6 April 2021 (UTC)
    Symbol question.svg @Xwejnusgozo and Joseph2302: the bold link looks like a bit of an easter egg to me. On clicking such a link, you'd expect to land on an article about Punic buildings in general, but in fact it's about a specific building. Cheers  — Amakuru (talk) 23:25, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
  • I like this hook and I think using it would solve the issue. Xwejnusgozo (talk) 12:01, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

John T. Newton

USS Missouri on fire at Gibraltar, 1843 painting by Edward Duncan
USS Missouri on fire at Gibraltar, 1843 painting by Edward Duncan
  • ... that after commanding USS Missouri on the first steam-powered crossing of the Atlantic, Captain John T. Newton was court-martialed after a crewman accidentally started a fire that destroyed the ship? Source: "The trial of Capt. John T. Newton, in which the Naval Court Martial now assembled in this city have been engaged for the last three weeks, terminated yesterday. ... One of our most distinguished and gallant officers has been arraigned on the charge of negligence in the loss of that splendid steamship, the Missouri, which was destroyed by fire at Gibraltar in August, 1843, and which he commanded."New York Daily Herald, October 16, 1844

5x expanded by Clarityfiend (talk) and BD2412 (talk). Nominated by Clarityfiend (talk) at 06:59, 5 April 2021 (UTC).

Reviewed: Vril-ya Bazaar and Fete.

{{subst:DYK top|passed=yes|monthyear=April 2021}}

Vyatka Land

Raid on Vyatka by ushkuyniks
Raid on Vyatka by ushkuyniks
  • ... that Vyatka Land was one of the last independent Russian polities to be incorporated into Muscovy? see for example The Russian People by Maurice Baring (now in public domain), p. 98 "In 1489 Viatka was finally taken" [20]

Symbol confirmed.svg ** ALT1:... that the history of Vyatka Land was said to be more obscure than that of any other Russian region? "there is nothing in Russian history more obscure than the fortunes of Viatka and its region" Feldbrugge, Ferdinand J.M. (2017). A History of Russian Law: From Ancient Times to the Council Code (Ulozhenie) of Tsar Aleksei Mikhailovich of 1649. BRILL. p. 525. ISBN 9789004352148.

Created/expanded by Alaexis (talk). Self-nominated at 06:16, 1 April 2021 (UTC).

General: Article is new enough and long enough
Policy: Article is sourced, neutral, and free of copyright problems
Hook: Hook has been verified by provided inline citation
  • Cited: Green tickY - Offline/paywalled citation accepted in good faith
  • Interesting: Green tickY
QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol question.svg Chidgk1 (talk) 13:42, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for the review. It was the academia.edu links which triggered the alert. They are actually no longer working so I removed them. I double-checked the original articles and I don't see anything suspicious. Happy to go with ALT1. Alaexis¿question? 16:47, 16 April 2021 (UTC){{subst:DYK bottom|passed=yes}}.

Articles created/expanded on March 27[edit]

Alec Sutherland

  • ... that Alec Sutherland was given a military award for his service after more than 6 decades had passed?Source: here and there
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created/expanded by Bashereyre (talk) and 7&6=thirteen (talk). Nominated by 7&6=thirteen () 16:07, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

  • The AFD has closed and the article has been kept. However, a neutrality tag remains on the article, which will need to be resolved prior to approval. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:08, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

Trudi Birger

Created by NoonIcarus (talk). Self-nominated at 13:57, 31 March 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Article is too short as it stands (1500 bytes [of] prose is the absolute minimum). Please remove the stub tag if you expand it as DYK does not run stubs. Also, please be aware of rule D7; getting it over the minimum-length criterion by adding the 7 bytes of missing text, I'd still fail the article on that one. In its current form, it's not a proper bio but a stub. Schwede66 01:26, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
@Schwede66: Just for clarification, the requirement doesn't check byte count but rather prose character count. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:09, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: Correct. If you look carefully, you'll see the word "prose" in my response above. If I had put the word "of" in front of it (now added), it would even be grammatically correct. Schwede66 00:48, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

Daisy Myers

Created by NoonIcarus (talk). Self-nominated at 13:43, 31 March 2021 (UTC).

General: Article is new enough and long enough

Policy compliance:

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Red XN - hook is fine but I would just cite THR and say "inspired" instead of "partly inspired"
  • Other problems: Red XN - kind of long, I don't think the "African American" specification is needed in the hook as it's obvious given the "racially-charged harassment" in an all-white town
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg @NoonIcarus: see above. The major issue is the copyvio which needs to be remedied before this can be approved. Let me know if you have any questions. DanCherek (talk) 21:02, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

Uyanış: Büyük Selçuklu

Improved to Good Article status by Limorina (talk). Self-nominated at 08:25, 27 March 2021 (UTC).

  • No, you have to link and bold the article in each hook. Also, neither of these hooks are particularly interesting or unusual. It isn't strange for a government official to visit a major production and actors probably celebrate birthdays on set all the time. (t · c) buidhe 14:26, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

Isaac Saul

Created by Kokopelli7309 (talk). Self-nominated at 18:04, 27 March 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg This entry has a pending notability question (discussion on Talk page) so review on hold pending the resolution. Innisfree987 (talk) 17:52, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg I guess I'll just go ahead and mark this as out of the question because of the AfD request. Kokopelli7309 (talk) 17:22, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
Kokopelli7309, it’s totally up to you if you prefer to withdraw but AfDs can hold surprises—sometimes someone will unearth hidden sources—so waiting a week to see is reasonable too. Innisfree987 (talk) 17:40, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll remove it for now. Kokopelli7309 (talk) 18:33, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 28[edit]

Articles created/expanded on March 29[edit]

Cloud9 League of Legends

  • ... that the Cloud9 League of Legends division won back-to-back League of Legends Championship Series titles in their first two seasons of existence? Source: "Cloud9 won back-to-back LCS titles in their first two years of existence by winning the 2013 NA LCS Summer Split and 2014 NA LCS Spring Split." (From intro, so not direct citation for this quote. [24])
    • ALT1:... that the Cloud9 League of Legends division finished the 2020 LCS Spring Split with a 92.9% win-loss percentage, breaking their previous LCS record of 90.9% from 2013? Source: "With an overall 26–2 game win-loss record, including playoffs, for the split, Cloud9 set a LCS record for the highest winning percentage ever in a single split by a North American team at 92.9%, breaking their previous record of 90.9% from the 2013 Summer Split." (From intro, so not direct citation for this quote. [25])
    • ALT2:... that Jack Etienne purchased the Cloud9 League of Legends division for less than $20,000? Source: "The team then changed hands again, as after only 12 days after their qualification, former Team SoloMid manager Jack Etienne bought out the contracts of the players for less than $20,000, officially creating the Cloud9 organization" [26])

Created by Pbrks (talk). Self-nominated at 23:00, 30 March 2021 (UTC).

Fighting Auschwitz

Created by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 14:40, 29 March 2021 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Interesting book, on good sources, subscription and offline sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. I think the hook rests a bit too much on one person, while the book is about resistence from many nationalities. What do you think about mentioning the full title, and then just the name without explanation? - Some suggestions for the article, - not necessary for approval:
  • I'd like a bit more lead, from the last reviews which give a good evaluation of the whole thing.
  • I't tell the publishing chronologically.
  • I could imagine Description, rather than jumping to Reception.
  • I'm not happy with "as of 2006" which is long ago.
  • A sentence with "most recent" will likely get wrong.
  • Please mark refernces in other languages as such.
Thank you for the article. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:46, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 30[edit]

The Palestine Oriental Society

  • ... that the president of the Palestine Oriental Society was of the opinion that the monuments and antiquities of Palestine belonged to the Palestinians?
    • ALT1:... that ...?

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 20:25, 4 April 2021 (UTC).

Rashid Mahdi

example of Rashid Mahdi's "hidden treasures"]
example of Rashid Mahdi's "hidden treasures"]

Created by Munfarid1 (talk). Self-nominated at 14:59, 2 April 2021 (UTC).

Drought in Turkey

Created by Chidgk1 (talk). Self-nominated at 11:57, 30 March 2021 (UTC).

British Army Rugby League, Royal Navy Rugby League, Royal Air Force Rugby League, Great Britain Police Rugby League

Created by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 08:51, 30 March 2021 (UTC).

  • British Army in progress, enough refs, new enough, no close paraphrasing. I'll suggest an alt hook. Happy to have someone else to have a go at the other articles. Victuallers (talk) 22:07, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Great Britain Police team in progress, enough refs, new enough, no close paraphrasing. I've suggested an alt hook. Happy to have someone else to have a go at the other articles. Victuallers (talk) 22:57, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 31[edit]

Chi Chi DeVayne

Chi Chi DeVayne in 2018
Chi Chi DeVayne in 2018

Improved to Good Article status by Armadillopteryx (talk) and Another Believer (talk). Nominated by Armadillopteryx (talk) at 02:57, 1 April 2021 (UTC).

Aaron Nola

Nola pitching for the Phillies in 2020
Nola pitching for the Phillies in 2020

Improved to Good Article status by Kncny11 (talk). Self-nominated at 13:56, 31 March 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 1[edit]

Oper am Brühl

Germanicus, cover of the libretto
Germanicus, cover of the libretto
  • ... that the Oper am Brühl, the second municipal opera house in Germany, was opened in Leipzig in 1693 to play during the three annual trade fairs? Source: several
    • ALT1:... that the Oper am Brühl was the venue for the world premiere of Telemann's Germanicus (cover pictured) in 1704, when he was director of the opera house? Source: several

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 21:38, 8 April 2021 (UTC).

Rumahis ibn Abd al-Aziz

  • ... that Rumahis ibn Abd al-Aziz, the governor of Palestine for Caliph Marwan II, escaped to Islamic Spain where he became governor of Algeciras and Sidonia? 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 ...? 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: Pending

Created by Al Ameer son (talk). Self-nominated at 18:05, 8 April 2021 (UTC).

General: Article is new enough and long enough
Policy: Article is sourced, neutral, and free of copyright problems
Hook: Hook has been verified by provided inline citation

QPQ: Red XN - Not done
Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg * On the first line consider adding a space between "abd" and "al-aziz" رماحس بن عبدالعزيز الكناني

  • Capitalize Emir where used as title of nobility preceding names; also Emir of Cordoba
  • Can you find a lighter alternative to ", the latter of whom", if not it's fine
  • I don't understand Catalan but I used machine translation.

Very interesting article, thanks for that. Please ping me when you review an article yourself. _Elias Z. (talkallam) 06:56, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

Sitara (textile)

Sitara for the door of the Kaaba, 1606
Sitara for the door of the Kaaba, 1606
  • ... that the basic design for the Sitaras that decorate the Kaaba (example pictured) dates back to the 16th century? "The earliest known example of the door curtain [i.e. sitara] was made in Egypt and dates to 1544. [...] The design of the sitara and the hizam was quickly established and although there were a number of variations in the inscriptions and they grew ever more elaborate [...], the basic forms have remained virtually unchanged until the present day." Venetia Porter, Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam p.262

Moved to mainspace by MartinPoulter (talk). Self-nominated at 10:31, 7 April 2021 (UTC).

Tajuddin Ahmad

Improved to Good Article status by Farhan nasim (talk). Self-nominated at 15:25, 2 April 2021 (UTC).

George Johnstone (British Army officer)

  • ... that although they were positioned just a few miles away the soldiers of George Johnstone's brigade were unaware of the Battle of Waterloo taking place? "the 6th brigade ... halted, piled arms in the drizzling rain, lit their fires on the sodden ground, and waited through that memorable day and night, unconscious of what was passing a few miles off on the field of Waterloo. Nothing was heard of known of the battle ..."
  • Comment: The brigade was positioned about a mile south south west of Halle, Belgium, by Google Maps within 7 miles of the western edge of the battlefield.

Created by Dumelow (talk) and Alansplodge (talk). Nominated by Dumelow (talk) at 07:12, 2 April 2021 (UTC).

QPQ at Template:Did you know nominations/Thelma Farr Baxter
  • No idea how to add this to the template but Alansplodge has since done some great work expanding this article and should receive a credit - Dumelow (talk) 07:09, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
    • Added DYKmake credit template for Alansplodge. DanCherek (talk) 04:27, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 2[edit]

Der am Kreuz ist meine Liebe

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 20:32, 9 April 2021 (UTC).

Orgill (company)

Created by Jordanhughes13 (talk). Nominated by Dominic (talk) at 23:52, 4 April 2021 (UTC).


  • ... that the Nakba has been described as an ongoing catastrophe? Source: See quotations in footnotes 4-7 of the current version[28] of the article.
  • Reviewed: to come

Created by Onceinawhile (talk). Self-nominated at 23:17, 4 April 2021 (UTC).

:* Absolutely not. A blatant POV fork that just barely escaped speedy deletion with the closer recommending a redirect or merge with the article it was forked from. Kenosha Forever (talk) 23:27, 4 April 2021 (UTC) blocked by Bradv as a sock of NoCal100

    • (Admin who declined the speedy deletion here). The article clearly did not meet WP:CSD#A10, which only applies if the new article adds nothing AND its title is not a plausible redirect. So it did not "barely escape speedy deletion". I recommended to anyone wishing for deletion to consider redirecting or merging, but I did not recommend any particular action myself. —Kusma (𐍄·𐌺) 18:19, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
    • Strange, this doesn't seem like an AfD discussion...Selfstudier (talk) 23:37, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
    • I think this could be usable, but it maybe needs a more detailed hook. Kokopelli7309 (talk) 14:39, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 3[edit]

Curley Christian

Created by Nikkimaria (talk). Self-nominated at 15:16, 10 April 2021 (UTC).

My review of this:


  • NewcheckY Published 10 April, 2021
  • Long enough checkY the prose portion exceeds 1,500 characters
  • Within policycheckY appears neutral, cites sources with inline citations, appears free of close paraphrasing issues, copyright violations and plagiarism per Earwig

Hook Format – it is fewer than 200 characters and might be. interesting to a broad audience The hook fact is accurate and cited with an inline citation in the article neutral and does not focus unduly on negative aspects of living people. However, ALT1 might need rewording, as to make it more clear that he is the only veteran to survive a quadruple amputation during the war (not to survive a quadruple amputation, period).

  • QPQ – unsure of this right now

SecretName101 (talk) 18:23, 10 April 2021 (UTC)

The Vintner's Luck

  • ... that the inspiration for the novel The Vintner's Luck (1998) came to author Elizabeth Knox in a fever dream caused by pneumonia? Source: "... fame came to Knox after six novels, when she fell ill with pneumonia and had a fevered dream about an angel. She woke and wrote the first 100 pages of The Vintner's Luck, sensing it was something special." (Courier-Mail article)
  • Reviewed: This is my third DYK nomination, so no QPQ is required.
  • Comment: The proposed hook is covered in a few other sources (cited in the article), but the one cited above is online and easiest to access.

Converted from a redirect by Chocmilk03 (talk) and Mortee (talk). Nominated by Chocmilk03 (talk) at 13:16, 3 April 2021 (UTC).

Resident Human

  • ... that the "Movement" by the Finnish progressive metal group Wheel was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States?Source:[1]
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created/expanded by Filmomusico (talk). Self-nominated at 01:17, 3 April 2021 (UTC).

  • General eligibility:

Policy compliance:

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Red XN - Needs a bit more substance, perhaps by adding the band's genre and national origin.
  • Other problems: Red XN - Not formatted correctly, as it needs to include a link to the article.
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg The article and hook need more work. QPQ not needed for new editor. SounderBruce 22:43, 3 April 2021 (UTC)

@SounderBruce:Updated the hook. Looks interesting? Removed some dubious sources. What else should be addressed?--Filmomusico (talk) 23:49, 3 April 2021 (UTC)
The hook (and its sentence in the article itself) are not grammatically correct and could be shortened a bit. SounderBruce 04:55, 7 April 2021 (UTC)
@SounderBruce: Sorry for the late reply, what exactly is not grammatically correct? I changed a wording a bit. PS: Can you be so kind and ping me next time so that I would know that you are in? Thanks.--Filmomusico (talk) 00:47, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
Shortened the hook. How does it look now?--Filmomusico (talk) 00:55, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
@Filmomusico: "in a reference to" from the article is not grammatically correct and too vague. The article is still below the minimum character threshold. SounderBruce 01:21, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
@SounderBruce: And how would I know how many characters it have? I know it should meet the minimum of 1500. I have fixed the grammatically incorrect sentence, but now the paragraph uses the words "inspired by" twice. While it is now "grammatically correct", the phrase redundancy might be an issue for the reader.--Filmomusico (talk) 03:42, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
@Filmomusico: Re-reading the source, it doesn't look like "Ascend" was inspired by BLM, rather it came from "the desperate content harvest of copy/paste culture". Also, to check your characters you can use the two character counters in the toolbox above. SounderBruce 03:59, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
@SounderBruce: So only "Movement" was "inspired"?--Filmomusico (talk) 21:00, 15 April 2021 (UTC)


Charles Scribner's Sons Building, Scribner Building

5x expanded by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 00:23, 3 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 4[edit]

Chic C'est la Vie

Created by Carbrera (talk). Self-nominated at 16:38, 7 April 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article was created from a redirect within 7 days of nomination. Article meets DYK article length requirements, is adequately cited, and is well written. QPQ has been completed. No pings on Earwigs for copyvio or close paraphrasing. The hook is okay, but the song is such a ridiculous vanity project that I feel like there's far better material to mine for hooks. Maybe something about how the majority of the Real Housewives cast declined to appear in the video, or that a critic called it "stunningly un-self-aware and over the top"? Morgan695 (talk) 22:29, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Morgan695 – thanks for reviewing this nomination and your patience as well. I have added an ALT1 above based upon your suggestion, which I liked. What are your thoughts now? Carbrera (talk) 15:44, 19 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles by John Neal

  • ... that John Neal's article "The Pound of Flesh" resulted in a substantial donation? Source: Pages 797–798 of this dissertation say "Another quarrel Neal precipitated by noticing, under the title 'The Pound of Flesh — No Fiction,' Mr. Henry Goddard's exaction of interest annually compounded from John B. Cross .... Goddard closed the matter by taking Neal's suggestion and paying over a hundred dollars to the Portland Wood Society."
    • ALT1:... that one of John Neal's articles concerns his role as the first lawyer to use psychiatric testimony in a US court to defend a nine-year-old boy? Source: this article says "In 1834, Major Mitchell, a nine-year-old boy from Durham, Maine, was tried for the beating and mutilation of another boy. The publicized case caught the attention of John Neal, a literary critic and lawyer from Portland, who voluntarily participated in the defense. Neal reported his exploits in the New England Galaxy .... The Major Mitchell trial was the first time psychiatric testimony was used (by way of phrenology) in an American court."
    • ALT2:... that one of John Neal's articles is the first by an American ever published in a British literary magazine? Source: Page 11 of this book says "His 'Sketches of the Five American Presidents, and of the Five Presidential Candidates, from the Memoranda of a Traveller,' ... was the first article by an American to appear in a British quarterly."

Created by Dugan Murphy (talk). Self-nominated at 18:31, 6 April 2021 (UTC).

Emma Mullin

Created by Joseph2302 (talk). Self-nominated at 13:05, 5 April 2021 (UTC).

2021 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship Game

5x expanded by PCN02WPS (talk) and GoWarriors151718 (talk). Nominated by PCN02WPS (talk) at 00:32, 5 April 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol delete vote.svg Hi PCN02WPS, unfortunately this article is not eligible for DYK as it has been featured as a bold link in the "In the news" (ITN) section of the main page (it is currently the top item). This is per rule 1d of the DYK rules. On the plus side the article will feature in ITN for a number of days and receive greater prominence than if it had been in DYK alone - Dumelow (talk) 09:37, 8 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Withdraw. I nominated this before the article was nominated at ITN, and I didn't expect such a nomination to come forward. PCN02WPS (talk | contribs) 14:23, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

2014 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship Game

Created by PCN02WPS (talk). Self-nominated at 21:54, 4 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 5[edit]

Tenompok Forest Reserve, Tawai Forest Reserve, Binsuluk Forest Reserve, Ulu Telupid Forest Reserve

Created by Declangi (talk) and Chipmunkdavis (talk). Nominated by Chipmunkdavis (talk) at 11:51, 12 April 2021 (UTC).

Rosa von Milde

Rosa von Milde in 1857
Rosa von Milde in 1857
  • Reviewed: He Who Gets Slapped
  • Comment: not sure what to do about her name, - they married a year after the premiere, and the image was taken 6 more years later

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 20:32, 10 April 2021 (UTC).

  • Comment Gerda Arendt I would suggest adding her maiden name to the description of the image on Wikimedia commons. It would be useful there anyway in case anyone is searching for an image under her other name.4meter4 (talk) 13:35, 14 April 2021 (UTC)

Nick Mowbray, Anna Mowbray, Coatesville mansion

  • ... that toy manufacturers Nick Mowbray and his two siblings bought Coatesville mansion near Auckland, New Zealand for NZ$32.5 million when they were in their early 30s? Source: "Mat, Anna and Nick Mowbray are all in their early 30s. The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June." (link)
  • Alt1: ... that toy manufacturer siblings Nick, Anna, and Mat Mowbray bought Coatesville mansion near Auckland, New Zealand for NZ$32.5 million when they were in their early 30s? Source: "Mat, Anna and Nick Mowbray are all in their early 30s. The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June." (link)
  • Reviewed: Mark Coles; Trudi Birger; Ethel Becher
  • Comment: The Nick Mowbray article was previously deleted (created by a sock farm for pay, moved into draft space for incubation, and deleted in May 2019 as an abandoned draft). I'll try and get my hands onto photos of either Mowbray or the mansion.

Created by Schwede66 (talk). Self-nominated at 09:34, 9 April 2021 (UTC).

  • Ok, I've written an article for Anna Mowbray and have added her to ALT1. I'm not sure whether Mat Mowbray meets GNG; he appears to be somewhat media shy. One QPQ to come. Schwede66 21:51, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

Black soup

  • ... that the ancient Spartans ate the black soup, which was made using only pork blood, meat, salt, and vinegar? Source: "Maciej Kokoszko, "Mélas Zomós (μέλας ζωμός), or on a Certain Spartan Dish. A Source Study," in Studies on Ancient Sparta, eds. Ryszard Kulesza and Nicholas Sekunda, Akanthina, no. 14, ed. Nicholas Sekunda (Gdańsk: Gdańsk University Press, 2020), 9-28. ISBN 978-83-7865-945-7. OCLC 1225234705."

5x expanded by IamEmpressDowager (talk). Self-nominated at 19:46, 8 April 2021 (UTC).

  • Do I see this right that what you've nominated is Black soup only? If so, you need to remove the bold font of the Sparta article in the hook. Schwede66 02:07, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Sparta is not currently DYK-eligible, so I unbolded it. I also changed "Black soup" to "black soup". MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 20:25, 10 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Note: Nominator is a WikiEd student editor for the Winter 2021 term at Acadia University. (course link) The course ends on April 25, 2021. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:09, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
  • I'm the student's instructor and can help with the DYK as well if there are other concerns! Gardneca (talk) 11:49, 13 April 2021 (UTC)


Created by Chiswick Chap (talk). Self-nominated at 14:33, 7 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 6[edit]

Cehennemağzı Caves

  • ... that one of the Cehennemağzı Caves in northwestern Turkey features a very old Christian church, which was used as a secret place of worship in the first years of Christianity? Source: "Çok eski bir Hıristiyan kilisesi olan bu mağara, Hıristiyanlığın yayıldığı ilk yıllarda gizli ibadet yeri olarak kullanılmıştır. " (in Turkish) [37], "Cehennemağzı Mağaraları’nın birincisi olan ve kilise mağarası olarak da bilinen mağara içindeki sütunlar, sütun başlıkları, mozaik döşeme ve kandil yuvaları, mağaranın paganizmin egemen, Hıristiyanlığın ise yasak olduğu dönemde, ilk Hıristiyanlarca gizli ibadet merkezi olarak kullanıldığını göstermektedir." (in Turkish) [38]

5x expanded by CeeGee (talk). Self-nominated at 16:45, 13 April 2021 (UTC).

Arn Gill (North Yorkshire)

Former Adelaide Level lead mine
Former Adelaide Level lead mine
  • Reviewed: Psalm 115
  • Comment: Copied and pasted to mainspace from userspace, 6 April 2021

Created by Storye book (talk). Self-nominated at 15:47, 12 April 2021 (UTC).

Sister (2021 film)

  • ... that Sister has sparked discussion about gender roles in China? Source: "The movie has sparked a lively national conversation about China’s patriarchal culture, and the strong preference of many parents for sons rather than daughters."[39] "is sparking online discussions on family relations and the role of women in China."[40]

Created by Mx. Granger (talk) and Getareu8 (talk). Nominated by Mx. Granger (talk) at 14:51, 10 April 2021 (UTC).

2001 Football League Third Division play-off Final

5x expanded by The Rambling Man (talk). Self-nominated at 13:16, 9 April 2021 (UTC).

Do Not Disturb (book)

  • ... that the 2021 book Do Not Disturb was credited with exposing "a remarkable catalog of lies the [Rwandan government] sold to western apologists"?
    • ALT1:... that the 2021 book Do Not Disturb, which chronicles assassinations of Rwandan defectors, was credited with exposing "a regime hailed by many Western admirers"?
    • ALT2:... that the 2021 book Do Not Disturb, which chronicles assassinations blamed on the Rwandan government, was blurbed by John le Carré and Desmond Tutu?

Created by Buidhe (talk). Self-nominated at 22:05, 6 April 2021 (UTC).

1914 Greek deportations

Muslim bandits parading with loot from attacks on Ottoman Greeks
Muslim bandits parading with loot from attacks on Ottoman Greeks
  • ... that the 1914 Greek deportations (pictured) have been described as "a trial run for the Armenian Genocide"? Source: Kaligian 2017, p. 104.
    • ALT1:... that after the 1914 Greek deportations (pictured), "the CUP men of action ... could savor a crushing victory achieved in a secret war along domestic ethnoreligious lines"? Source: Kieser 2018, p. 178.
    • ALT2... that during the 1914 Greek deportations (pictured), "the Turks had expelled the Greeks so successfully that they had decided to apply the same method to all the other races in the empire"?

Created by Buidhe (talk). Self-nominated at 02:48, 6 April 2021 (UTC).

Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon

50 Cent in 2007
50 Cent in 2007

Improved to Good Article status by The Ultimate Boss (talk). Self-nominated at 22:51, 6 April 2021 (UTC).

  • @The Ultimate Boss: Before I review, may I suggest that you completely re-write this hook. You make it seem as if 50 Cent was shot and killed in a home invasion. Also, phrases like "debut posthumous studio album" which are mandatory in articles, are considered superfluous in DYK hence why they don't need to be included. Consider writing this hook: "... that after Pop Smoke's sudden death during a home invasion, 50 Cent took it upon himself to finish the former's debut album, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, on his behalf." or something along those lines. HeyitsBen talk 08:22, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
HeyitsBen Changed to "the latter". ShootForTheStars (talk) 08:42, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
General: Article is new enough and long enough
Policy: Article is sourced, neutral, and free of copyright problems

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Red XN - This hook simply states the executive producer of a posthumous album and the reason of death... nothing much. I suggest that you spice it up by including the fact that 50 Cent "curated" Pop's album "took it upon himself" to finish it after his death, which the Billboard source supports already.
Image: Image is freely licensed, used in the article, and clear at 100px.
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg HeyitsBen talk 09:52, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 7[edit]

Social media in the 2016 United States presidential election

  • ... that Facebook has estimated that during the 2016 United States presidential election, fake news reached 126 million voters on social media?[1] Source: "The testimony says that 29 million people were directly served 80,000 posts linked to Russian actors between January 2015 and August 2017. Likes, shares, and comments on those posts delivered them to the additional 97 million people." [41]
    • ALT1:... that according to Pew Research Center, 35% of 18–29 year olds got their news from social media in the 2016 United States presidential election? Source: (uses data so there is no quote) [42]
  • Reviewed: Since this is my first time at DYK, so I'm not going to review someone else's nomination, because I don't think I am experienced enough to. (Because this is my first time I am exempt from the QPQ review requirement).

Improved to Good Article status by Giraffer (talk). Self-nominated at 20:05, 10 April 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Date and length fine. @Giraffer: for the first hook, it needs an inline citation next to the end of the sentence. QPQ is not needed as this is his first nomination. No close paraphrasing but I'd like you to ping me once the above mentioned is fixed and I'll proceed with passing it. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 06:45, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
The C of E, done. Giraffer (talk·contribs) 18:11, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
@Giraffer: You haven't edited the article since the 10th, how can you have done it? The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 18:17, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

Karlin Lillington

  • ... that Karlin Lillington, long-time technology writer for Ireland's newspaper of record The Irish Times, holds a PhD on the poetry of Seamus Heaney? Source: Technology writing and The Irish Times (and its status in Ireland): (a) Prof. Terence Brown, The Irish Times, 150 Years of Influence - esp. Chap. 12 / PhD, Seamus Heaney: (b) Lillington, Karlin (The Irish Times ,12 September 2013). "Crossing new borders in pursuit of Seamus Heaney" and (c) The Library of Trinity College Dublin: PhD Thesis - "Gender and metaphor in the poetry of Seamus Heaney" / by Karlin J. Lillington"
    • ALT1:... that Karlin Lillington, technology writer of The Irish Times, also holds a a Masters and PhD on the poetry of Seamus Heaney, who she hosted in San Francisco in the early 1990s? Source: Technology writing and The Irish Times: (a) Prof. Terence Brown, The Irish Times, 150 Years of Influence - esp. Chap. 12 / Seamus Heaney, Masters, PhD: (b) Lillington, Karlin (The Irish Times ,12 September 2013). "Crossing new borders in pursuit of Seamus Heaney", (c) The Library of Trinity College Dublin: MPhil dissertation - " 'Borrow the longship's swimming tongue': Scandinavian imagery in Wintering Out and North" by Karlin J. Lillington, (d) The Library of Trinity College Dublin: PhD Thesis - "Gender and metaphor in the poetry of Seamus Heaney" / by Karlin J. Lillington"
    • ALT2:... that Karlin Lillington, technology writer of The Irish Times, founded a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel rescue charity in Ireland? Source: Technology writing and The Irish Times: (a) Prof. Terence Brown, The Irish Times, 150 Years of Influence - esp. Chap. 12 / Seamus Heaney, Masters, PhD: (b) Aftering podcasts: "Irish Cavalier Rescue". soundcloud.com, 2017

Moved to mainspace by SeoR (talk). Self-nominated at 12:12, 12 April 2021 (UTC).

Louisa Wilkins

Louisa Wilkins' 1908 map
Louisa Wilkins' 1908 map

Created by Victuallers (talk). Self-nominated at 17:29, 10 April 2021 (UTC).

Irene del Río

  • ... that when Irene del Río was called up to the Spain women's national football team squad, she was the only player who didn't compete in the country's top division? Source: [43] "Moderno, de 19 años, es la única de la lista de 24 que no milita en un equipo de Primera División." ("The 19-year-old Oviedo Moderno player is the only one on the list of 24 who does not play in a First Division team.")

Created by Joseph2302 (talk). Self-nominated at 19:41, 9 April 2021 (UTC).

Tetrasomy X

Karyotype of tetrasomy X
Karyotype of tetrasomy X
  • ... that when the first woman diagnosed with tetrasomy X (chromosomes pictured) was followed up 26 years later, she had gone from residence in an institution to living happily with her sister? Source: Berg JM, Karlinsky H, Korossy M, Pakula Z (1988). "Twenty-six years later: a woman with tetra-X chromosomes". Journal of Mental Deficiency Research. 32 (1): 67–74. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2788.1988.tb01389.x. PMID 3361607.
  • Reviewed: Did you know nominations/Paul Jackson (bassist)
  • Comment: Couple of points:
    • "Happily" is not explicitly called in-article (wrong formality register for an article, imo) but fairly clear from the source; it's a bit of a long hook and I can't think of another way to get across the whole 'life improvement' concept without going way over the character limit (advice is welcome)
    • 'Chromosomes pictured' is, I think, an awkward wording, but the formal term ('karyotype') is definitely going to be unclear to most readers -- again, advice welcome on what to do here

Improved to Good Article status by Vaticidalprophet (talk). Self-nominated at 12:29, 8 April 2021 (UTC).

Hoffman's Course of Legal Study

  • ... that Hoffman's Course of Legal Study is designed to take between five and seven years, but John Neal says he did it in sixteen months? Source: Page 167 of this book says "David Hoffman ... brought out his 'Course of Legal Study,' which, according to his calculation, ... would require either five or seven years .... Within the next following fifteen or sixteen months, I had gone through with the whole course."
  • Alt1... that after Watergate, the legal profession turned to the 19th century ethics of David Hoffman because the President's "lawyers [had] blindly followed the demands of their client"? Source: page 574 of this

5x expanded by Dugan Murphy (talk). Self-nominated at 21:40, 7 April 2021 (UTC).

  • comment only ... someone said they had done it. Surely the article should say that. The article implies its a fact whereas its merely an unproven boast IMO. Victuallers (talk) 22:43, 7 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Good point! I just edited the hook with this in mind and now will edit the article in the same fashion. Dugan Murphy (talk) 16:14, 8 April 2021 (UTC)
I have done so much work that I realise that I have turned into a co-author. I have offered a new hook and suggest we need a new reviewer please. Very interesting subject. Victuallers (talk) 09:55, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
@Victuallers: Thanks for all your work on the article. I think your new hook (ALT1), reflecting part of your recent addition to the article, is a more compelling hook than my original one. I did modify it slightly to answer who "they" are and to correct the century. We await a review! Dugan Murphy (talk) 02:48, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

SS Ira H. Owen

Ira H. Owen before 1899
Ira H. Owen before 1899

5x expanded by GreatLakesShips (talk). Self-nominated at 00:39, 10 April 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg @GreatLakesShips: Nice article, but right now you're not quite at a 5x expansion; it started at 2178 characters with this version, and is now 8453 characters. The article itself is within policy, the QPQ is done, and Earwig finds no copyvios, it just needs further expansion to be long enough. John P. Sadowski (NIOSH) (talk) 02:46, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 8[edit]

Helmut Branny

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 21:00, 14 April 2021 (UTC).

Safe listening

Man listening with headphones
Man listening with headphones
  • ... that there are tools and resources to help develop safe listening habits to prevent any risks to hearing (pictured)?
  • ALT1:... that there are ways to create safe listening habits (pictured) to cut down the risk of hearing loss and tinnitus?
  • ALT2:... that safe listening prevents risks to hearing from voluntary sound exposure (example pictured) rather than unwanted noise?
  • Comment: May is Better hearing and speech month; it would be opportune to publish then.

Created by TMorata (talk) and John P. Sadowski (NIOSH) (talk). Nominated by TMorata (talk) at 21:39, 8 April 2021 (UTC).

Albert F. Yeager

Created by Silver seren (talk) and Thriley (talk). Nominated by Silver seren (talk) at 18:19, 8 April 2021 (UTC).


Created by Eddie891 (talk). Self-nominated at 14:45, 8 April 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg QPQ needed and reference needs inline citing at the sentence, rather than paragraph, level. Other than that, hook is interesting and length compliant. Article is new enough (April 6 creation), NPOV, no obvious copyvio, and source (African American Review) is RS and correct. Chetsford (talk) 18:40, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

Lovely Summer Chan

  • ... that Japanese singer Lovely Summer Chan attended the same middle school and high school with the members of the all-female band The Peggies? Source: OK Music (article): 実はラブリーサマーちゃんとthe peggiesは同じ中学・高校に通っていた同級生であり友人。[Actually, Lovely Summer Chan attended the same middle school and high school with The Peggies as a classmate and friend.]
    • ALT1:... that Lovely Summer Chan crowdfunded one of her first albums? Source: Natalie (article): ファンドの目標金額は60万円が設定されており、支援者はファンドへの出資額によってグッズのプレゼントなどさまざまな特典を得ることができる。[The funding goal is set at 600,000 yen, and backers can get various benefits such as merchandise depending on the amount invested.]

Created by Lullabying (talk). Self-nominated at 05:40, 8 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 9[edit]

Charles A. Bevilacqua

US Navy Seabee Charles A. Bevilacqua in Antarctica, 1956
US Navy Seabee Charles A. Bevilacqua in Antarctica, 1956
  • ... that the first ceremonial South Pole was painted orange and black to honor the Woburn, Massachusetts high school of Seabee Chief Builder Charles A. Bevilacqua (pictured)? Source: "I came up with the idea of painting it orange and black, which were my Woburn, Massachusetts, high school colors."[46] " December 14, 1956: Chief Builder Charles A. Bevilacqua erects a 15-foot tall, orange-and-black striped bamboo pole, topped with a 16-inch mirrored glass ball atop the newly completed garage at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station."[47]
    • ALT1:... that US Navy Seabee Charles A. Bevilacqua (pictured) was Chief Builder of the original South Pole station? Source: "Service History Note: The veteran served as Chief Builder to build the first buildings at McMurdo and South Pole Stations from 1955-1957"[48]

Created by Bevo444 (talk) and Chirota (talk). Nominated by HouseOfChange (talk) at 18:18, 13 April 2021 (UTC).

Ishihara Park, Gandara Park

  • ... that Ishihara Park and Gandara Park in Santa Monica, California are both named after local World War II veterans whose military contributions were overlooked during their lifetimes? Source: "A 2014 Recreation and Parks Commission meeting recommended Gandara Park or Heroes Park and debate quickly focused on either Gandara or Ishihara as both men were neighborhood residents with military backgrounds. Private Joe Gandara grew up in Santa Monica near the proposed new park. He was fatally wounded by enemy fire in World War II at the age of 20. 'Although hailed a war hero, he was passed over for awards and medals at the time of his death due to his Hispanic heritage,' said the staff report. 'In March 2014, Private Joe Gandara was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama in recognition of his heroism and valor. Private Gandara’s niece, Miriam Adams, has formally expressed her support for naming Buffer Park in honor of her uncle.' George Ishihara moved to Santa Monica in 1958 and also lived near the proposed Buffer Park. He fought in the highly decorated Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat Team during WW II while his family was imprisoned in the California internment camps. A bid to honor Ishihara drew support from his decedents and the Japanese Consulate." [49]
  • Reviewed: Nominator has less than 5 DYK credits and is therefore exempt from the QPQ requirement.

Created by DocFreeman24 (talk). Self-nominated at 02:06, 12 April 2021 (UTC).

Camillo Vaz

  • ... that players boycotted Camillo Vaz's first training session at women's football team GPSO 92 Issy in protest at the team's management? Source: [50] "Les joueuses du club d'Issy, en D1, ont boycotté lundi le premier entraînement de leur nouveau coach. Elles souhaitent que leurs revendications soient prises en compte par la direction." ("The players of the club Issy, in D1, boycotted Monday the first training of their new coach. They want their demands to be taken into account by management.")

Created by Joseph2302 (talk). Self-nominated at 15:08, 11 April 2021 (UTC).

Death and funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

  • Reviewed:

Created by No Swan So Fine (talk). Nominated by Jeromi Mikhael (talk) at 16:13, 10 April 2021 (UTC).

Note that this article has appeared in an ITN item, but not as a bold link, which does not disqualify it, per criterion 1d. However, it could conceivably end up as a future ITN bold link around 17 April, so it should be checked before final approval/promotion. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 17:15, 10 April 2021 (UTC)
The ITN nomination was unsuccessful, so the DYK nom may proceed. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 23:45, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg Obviously interesting - just check views - on good sources, no copyvio obvious. If we mention that bit - of all the many things that could be said - it needs a citation right after the sentence. I need this qpq for an article mentioned. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:06, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Rocking the Boat

  • ... that Rocking the Boat believes that kids are built by boats? Source: "Their motto is, "Kids don’t just build boats, boats build kids" (https://rockingtheboat.org/)
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created by RoySmith (talk). Self-nominated at 01:19, 10 April 2021 (UTC).

Rhoda Birley

Created by Victuallers (talk). Self-nominated at 21:18, 9 April 2021 (UTC).

Hossein Ali Mirza

  • ... that in 1827 Hossein Ali Mirza governor of Fars, was close to start a war with Oman because of Dispute between his wife and Imam of Oman's wife? Source: Davies, Charles Edward (1987). "Qajar Rule in Fars Prior to 1849". Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 25: 125–153. doi:10.2307/4299789. ISSN 0578-6967. OCLC 819189725. Page:127

Moved to mainspace by Amir Ghandi (talk). Self-nominated at 10:41, 9 April 2021 (UTC).

488 Madison Avenue

488 Madison Avenue
488 Madison Avenue
  • ... that the design of 488 Madison Avenue (pictured), with its horizontal ribbons of windows, was intended to give a "light and cheerful" effect to occupants? Source: "Hails 'Efficiency' of Modern Offices: Percy Uris Cites Factors That Contribute to Convenience of the Tenants". The New York Times. July 17, 1949. p. R9.
    • ALT1:... that 488 Madison Avenue, constructed as a speculative real estate development on the site of an asylum, was fully rented months before its completion? Source: (1) "488 Madison Ave. Gets Last Tenant: All Space Is Taken 2 Months Before Completion of Tall Offices by Uris Bros". The New York Times. November 6, 1949. p. R7. (2) "Look Building". New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. July 27, 2010.
    • ALT2:... that Esquire magazine, a tenant of 488 Madison Avenue, tried to prevent the building from being named after Look, its competitor in the same building? Source: "Esquire Bars 'New Look'; Seeks Stay on Plan to Rename Building for Another Publisher". The New York Times. June 7, 1950.
    • ALT3:... that after 488 Madison Avenue's steelwork was completed during twelve weeks in 1949, The New York Times called it "a post-war record for steel erection"? Source: "Steel Set Quickly on Office Building". The New York Times. August 28, 1949. p. R1.

Created by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 00:47, 9 April 2021 (UTC).

  • As a quick drive-by comment, ALT2 seems most interesting to me. ALT0 has some humor if the picture is included, as it doesn't look particularly "light and cheerful" to me. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 03:21, 10 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 10[edit]

Pirjo Ala-Kapee-Hakulinen

Created by DanCherek (talk). Self-nominated at 04:16, 10 April 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg The hook and article are OK for length and both are adequately reffed to good sources. Its neutral and the hook is kind of interesting as she is a minister AND a councillor. There is a free image that could be used. Great work from DanCherek for the Women in Red editathon. Victuallers (talk) 12:37, 10 April 2021 (UTC)
  • It's not at all rare to be in all those three positions at the same time. I checked the current Finnish government and quickly found four ministers who are also currently city councillors (and MPs as most ministers are), including the current Prime Minister. In fact the majority (171/200) of the MPs were also city council members as of 2019.[53] -kyykaarme (talk) 17:59, 10 April 2021 (UTC)
    • @Kyykaarme: Thanks for the feedback. How about the following ALT1 hook, instead of the original? (pinging Victuallers as well) DanCherek (talk) 20:59, 10 April 2021 (UTC)
      • ALT1: ... that Pirjo Ala-Kapee-Hakulinen was the first and only governor of the Eastern Finland Province, from its creation in 1997 to its abolition in 2010?
        • I like that better. The province article isn't much to look at, but maybe some readers could be interested in reading about the short-lived province(s). -kyykaarme (talk) 20:00, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
@Kyykaarme: This is not sensible. It doesn't matter whether Finnish ministers are all city councillors. To use an analogy many people have smoked pot, but when we have a news story of a US senator doing it then that is a hook. If most people think that it is unusual for a minister to also be a councillor then its a hook. To reject a hooky hook for an albeit unique fact that (say) this person is the only person in his street to wear size 5 shoes who also owns a dented 2 pint saucepan is not sensible. Can we reconsider? (or at least base the decision to change on hookiness and not on uniqueness.) Victuallers (talk) 21:56, 10 April 2021 (UTC)
@Victuallers: I don't think your analogy fits, though, because in this case all US senators are pot smokers, so it doesn't make sense to single out one of them. The reader is misled into believing that being in the 3 political positions is out of the ordinary, and while in a global context it might be, it's not in this context. (And is being an MP and a minister at the same time out of the ordinary even in a global context?) Choosing to point out those 3 positions suggests that it's somehow special, and when the readers read the article they become none the wiser because naturally the article doesn't explain that this is the norm and not the exception. -kyykaarme (talk) 19:58, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
@Kyykaarme: I agree with the idea that the article should point out how routine this is.... and when it does then we can have the hook that she was NOT a councillor and a minister at the same time ... not much of a hook though even though it passes your unusual test. Still maybe not time to score debating points but a time to find a hooky hook. Would you be happy with the first one of we note the chances of taking all three roles in the article? Victuallers (talk) 20:10, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
This conversation is kind of confusing me now, but when I wrote the original hook I hadn't realized it was commonplace (cabinet members are mutually exclusive with members of Congress in the United States, and neither would be simultaneously serving on a city council). But, I'm not sure that adding stats to the article for the sake of the hook would improve the article. When I proposed the alternate, I thought it was hooky beceause of the short-livedness of the province. Best, DanCherek (talk) 20:20, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
@Victuallers: This nomination is sitting in limbo on the Approved page right now. Thoughts on ALT1? I will move it back to the nominations page if this needs further discussion. DanCherek (talk) 15:44, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
@Victuallers: I don't understand your attitude towards my comments. I'm not here to score points, I just happened to notice this DYK in the Finland related article alerts, and in my opinion the Alt0 is misleading. The hook might seem unusual for Americans, but it is not at all unusual in Finland, and the article is about a Finnish politician. And because it is not unusual, it doesn't make sense to point it out in the article. If the article were about Finnish MPs in general, then it could be an interesting mention that most of them are also city councillors, but for this particular politician it was just a normal part of her career like it is for many other Finnish politicians. -kyykaarme (talk) 13:27, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
@Kyykaarme: There was a DYK article and an approved hook. Your point seems to be that its not unusual enough and although two of us think its a hook then we are wrong because if we knew all about the details of Finnish politicians then we would realise that what we find intriguing, and what we think others would find intriguing ... isn't. There is now a new hook. I think it best that you take over the review... as I was just about to tell Dan that we would just proceed with the original hook. Victuallers (talk) 13:46, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Thank you both for your thoughtful comments. I'm moving this back to the nominations page to request a fresh review of ALT1. DanCherek (talk) 14:04, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Zoom town

  • Comment: This is my first DYK

Created by Shuri42 (talk). Self-nominated at 23:26, 11 April 2021 (UTC).

compressed instruction set

Created by Maury Markowitz (talk). Self-nominated at 22:35, 9 April 2021 (UTC).

Florence Kirk

5x expanded by 4meter4 (talk). Self-nominated at 18:40, 11 April 2021 (UTC).

Giovanni Rossi (anarchist)

Giovanni Rossi, Italian founder of utopian communities
Giovanni Rossi, Italian founder of utopian communities
  • ... that Giovanni Rossi (pictured) imagined a future dominated by Belgium and by Brazil's Paraná state? Source: "In the meantime, he wrote a novel, Il Parana nel XX Secolo, in which he describes the future of the southern Brazilian state of Parana, imagined as one of the greatest world powers at the end of the twentieth century, along with Belgium." [54]
    • ALT1:... that when Giovanni Rossi (pictured) founded a utopian community in Brazil, based on anarchist ideals including free love, most of its 300 members were men?Source: "...la Colonia Cecilia, de impronta anarquista. Su poblacion, primordialmente masculina, constaba de unos 300 miembros, un experimenta de comunismo anarquista y de amor libre(In February 1890, he left Italy with a group of anarchists from Genoa, to go to Brazil where they established the Colonia Cecilia, on an anarchist model. Its population, mostly men, was 300, were part of an experiment of anarchist communism and free love)[55]

Created by HouseOfChange (talk). Self-nominated at 01:27, 11 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 11[edit]

Herr, du bist mein Leben

  • Reviewed: to come

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 18:25, 18 April 2021 (UTC).

Working For Gardens Society

  • Reviewed: Florence Kimball
  • Comment: I have asked for an image from the WFGS but not holding my breath

Created by Victuallers (talk). Self-nominated at 09:56, 12 April 2021 (UTC).

Giant pumpkin

  • ... that while the current record holding giant pumpkin weighed 2,323.7 lb (1,054.0 kg), a scientist at Georgia Tech calculated that an ideal pumpkin could grow up to 20,000 lb (9,100 kg)? "In fact, mechanical engineer David Hu and colleagues at the Georgia Institute of Technology have been investigating pumpkin growth....Hu thinks they can get even bigger. To figure out how much bigger, he and his colleagues placed pumpkins of various sizes in a vise-like instrument and subjected the fruits to pressure until they cracked. These force measurements led them to estimate just how big a pumpkin might get in a perfect world. The answer: 20,000 pounds." [57], [58]<
  • Comment: The DYK check tool says it isn't eligible, but I think it is miscounting the list. Regardless, I have expanded the prose text from 110 characters to ~5,000. Compare to [59]. CaptainEek Edits Ho Cap'n! 22:21, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

5x expanded by CaptainEek (talk). Self-nominated at 22:21, 11 April 2021 (UTC).

  • @Eddie891: Interesting, didn't realize the page was once larger. Looks like it had been about "Atlantic Giant", but then got changed to be about Giant Pumpkin and all the material was removed. So thus I came across a single sentence article, not sure if that counts or not. With regards to giantpumpkin.com, I have no reason to doubt its validity. However, I will endeavor to find individual articles for each record. That may understandably take a bit :) CaptainEek Edits Ho Cap'n! 20:47, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 12[edit]

1988 Football League Third Division play-off Final

5x expanded by The Rambling Man (talk). Self-nominated at 09:15, 16 April 2021 (UTC).

Damens Walker

  • ... that Daimaou Kosaka produced the theme song to the anime adaptation of Damens Walker and had his friend sing it? Source: Anime News Network (article) "Comedian/singer Daimaō Kosaka is writing, scoring, and producing the theme song "D-Woman," which his longtime friend Masako Ohara of the Kuwabata-Ohara comedy duo is singing."

Created by Lullabying (talk). Self-nominated at 04:08, 12 April 2021 (UTC).

Current nominations[edit]

Articles created/expanded on April 13[edit]

Montagne d'Or mine

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 08:41, 18 April 2021 (UTC).

Lisa Kahn (poet)

  • ... that Lisa Kahn was described as a prototypical example of a German-American author? Source: Glenn, Jerry (1994). "What is German-American Literature?". Monatshefte. 86 (3): 350–353 JSTOR: "The differences between Norbert Krapf, Thomas Mann, and Lisa Kahn (to cite perhaps the prototypical example of an important author who is universally recognized as "German-American") must not be ignored"
  • Reviewed: Virgil Conn
  • Comment: Her time at The Kinkaid School overlapped with that of Jeb Bush, but there is no evidence they interacted, so I think I can't namedrop any of the famous Kinkaid School alumni here (George W. Bush left before she came). But better hook suggestions are welcome.

Created by Kusma (talk). Self-nominated at 21:38, 15 April 2021 (UTC).

      • ALT3:... that the American prize for writing poetry in German was named for the poet and writer Lisa Kahn's first husband until she died?
        • Thanks Victuallers for the new hook suggestion. The husband was on DYK last March, on the 50th anniversary of his suicide, and could be linked. I think it should be "first husband" or similar, though, as she remarried. Moving to Lisa Kahn (poet) is fine; I couldn't quite decide between that disambiguator and the middle name. —Kusma (𐍄·𐌺) 19:49, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Linn Sömskar

Sömskar in 2018
Sömskar in 2018
  • ... that Linn Sömskar (pictured) has won medals at World Cups in both cross-country and roller skiing? Source: CC: [60] p1, Roller: [61] "I damklassen fick flerfaldige VM-guldmedaljören Linn Sömskar nöja sig med brons." ("In the women's class, multiple World Cup gold medalist Linn Sömskar had to settle for bronze.")
    • ALT1:... that Linn Sömskar (pictured) won multiple medals at the 2019 Roller Skiing World Cup? Source: Same as 2nd source above, multiple sources for specific events in the article

Created by Joseph2302 (talk). Self-nominated at 18:54, 14 April 2021 (UTC).

Phyllis McAlpine

  • Reviewed: John Neal bibliography
  • Comment: Draft created in my userspace and published to mainspace April 13 2021

Created by Darfst (talk). Self-nominated at 14:42, 14 April 2021 (UTC).

Anne Maria Barkly

Anne Maria Barkly in a fern inspired designer dress
Anne Maria Barkly in a fern inspired designer dress

Created by Victuallers (talk). Self-nominated at 13:35, 14 April 2021 (UTC).

Ximena Peña

Ximena Peña
Ximena Peña
  • ... that Ximena Peña (pictured) was the only female presidential candidate in the 2021 Ecuadorian general election? Source: "la única candidata a la Presidencia de Ecuador en las elecciones del próximo mes, Ximena Peña, elegida por la formación Alianza País"(the only female candidate for the Presidency of Ecuador in next month's elections, Ximena Peña, chosen by the PAIS Alliance)[62]
    • ALT1:... that Ecuadorian presidential candidate Ximena Peña (pictured) previously represented the United States and Canada in the National Assembly? Source: "En la circunscripción que agrupa a los ecuatorianos que viven en Estados Unidos y Canadá ... Ximena Peña, de AP, ganó la reelección" (In the constituency that groups Ecuadorians living in the United States and Canada ... Ximena Peña, AP, won reelection) [63]

Created by Joofjoof (talk). Self-nominated at 06:28, 13 April 2021 (UTC).

Annamary Dickey

Created by 4meter4 (talk). Self-nominated at 01:38, 14 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 14[edit]

Mary Ellen Moylan

  • ... that ballerina Mary Ellen Moylan was described as "the first great Balanchine dancer"? Source: "Or as Ms. Tallchief said in an interview for the television documentary 'Dancing for Mr. B: Six Balanchine Ballerinas,' Ms. Moylan had become 'the first great Balanchine dancer.'" ([64])
    • ALT1:... that for several days, ballerina Mary Ellen Moylan would perform in a Balanchine ballet, then take a taxi to another theater to appear in the second act of an operetta? Source: "While Ms. Moylan was appearing in 'Rosalinda,' Balanchine cast her in the virtuosic ballerina role in “Ballet Imperial,” with music by Tchaikovsky, in its New York debut. She would perform in that ballet, at the Broadway Theater at 53rd Street, and then take a taxi to the 44th Street Theater to appear in the second act of the operetta." (same link)
    • ALT2:... that Mary Ellen Moylan joined Balachine's School of American Ballet and became "the first great Balanchine dancer"?
  • Reviewed: Kiss Me More
  • Comment: A separate source noted the event in ALT1 lasted between a week and ten days, but it is offline.
  • Alt2 Comment:Donation by Victuallers (talk) 07:03, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

Created by Robert.Allen (talk) and Corachow (talk). Nominated by Corachow (talk) at 12:30, 17 April 2021 (UTC).

  • @Victuallers: That’s not what Balanchine means. He was a choreographer and educator with his own distinct style. I believe “the first great Balanchine dancer” means she was the first to be trained by him and associated with him throughout her career. Corachow (talk) 10:00, 20 April 2021 (UTC)


5x expanded by Sammi Brie (talk). Self-nominated at 22:36, 14 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 15[edit]

Bellmark Records

5x expanded by Metropolitan90 (talk). Self-nominated at 18:47, 18 April 2021 (UTC).

Mikoto Misaka

Source: Nikkei Asia and another mentioned in the article.
Source: Anime News Network
    • ALT2: ... that Mikoto Misaka was the top female name in a 2010 survey asking people what fictional character they would name their potential child after?
Source: Anime News Network
Source: Anime News Network
  • Reviewed: Exempt
  • Comment: This article was created from a redirect.
  • Comment: Mikoto is also the protagonist of A Certain Scientific Railgun, but I decided to focus on A Certain Magical Index instead since that was her first appearance.

Created by Link20XX (talk). Self-nominated at 14:37, 16 April 2021 (UTC).

2000 Football League Third Division play-off Final

5x expanded by The Rambling Man (talk). Self-nominated at 09:38, 16 April 2021 (UTC).

Risa Tsumugi

  • ... that when Risa Tsumugi was hired to be the disc jockey and rapper for the band Raise A Suilen, she had no prior disc jockeying or rapping experience? Source: [65]

Created by Narutolovehinata5 (talk) and ZappaOMatic (talk). Nominated by Narutolovehinata5 (talk) at 23:35, 15 April 2021 (UTC).

See You in My Nightmares

Improved to Good Article status by Kyle Peake (talk). Self-nominated at 10:06, 15 April 2021 (UTC).

Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston

Tillinghast Huston in 1923
Tillinghast Huston in 1923

5x expanded by Muboshgu (talk). Self-nominated at 02:45, 15 April 2021 (UTC).

Partition of Iraq

  • ... that the idea of partitioning Iraq has been criticized based on past and often extremely brutal and bloody historical experiences with partitions in Ireland, India, and Palestine? Source: https://theintercept.com/2019/09/06/joe-biden-defends-record-iraq-including-plan-divide-along-sectarian-lines/ "AS BIDEN ACKNOWLEDGED this week, the plan to divide Iraq along ethnic lines he cooked up with Gelb was criticized at the time as more likely to incite than tamp down sectarian violence and ethnic cleansing, as it had early in the war in Bosnia and following the partitioning of Ireland, India, and Palestine in the last century. In each of those prior cases, partition, which looked good on paper and was accepted enthusiastically by extreme nationalist/segregationist leaders in each place, had the same result in practice: It encouraged violent sectarian cleansing and the destruction of the multiethnic societies that had existed in those territories for centuries."
  • Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/Jasmin Taylor

Created by Futurist110 (talk). Self-nominated at 20:24, 15 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 16[edit]

Susana Bloch

  • Reviewed: This is my first DYK nomination. Thank you for any/all input.

Created by Remando (talk). Self-nominated at 23:55, 19 April 2021 (UTC).

2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

  • Comment: Haven't made more than five DYK nominations so probably don't need to do QPQ, but I did review the nomination at Talk:American Football discography if it's necessary. Sorry if I've in some way gone about this incorrectly.

Moved to mainspace by Aseleste (talk), SSSB (talk), Island92 (talk), Jude066 (talk), Belanda (talk), GAMOpedia (talk), AirshipJungleman29 (talk), Aliwal2012 (talk), and (talk). Nominated by HumanBodyPiloter5 (talk) at 15:24, 19 April 2021 (UTC).

Oh Sheit It's X

  • ... that "Oh Sheit It's X" is about feeling ecstasy while on ecstasy? Source: "The track is all about being on ecstasy while also feeling ecstasy and I guess those things may be sort of the same". (Impose)
    • ALT1:... that according to a music critic, the first thing one might say when listening to "Oh Sheit It's X" is something like "Oh shit! That bass!"? Source: "The first thing you’ll probably do when hearing “Oh Sheit It’s X” though is say something along the lines of “Oh shit! That bass!”". (Stereogum)

Created by Tbhotch (talk). Self-nominated at 20:51, 16 April 2021 (UTC).

Bertha Belmore

Bertha Belmore
Bertha Belmore

5x expanded by 4meter4 (talk). Self-nominated at 14:55, 17 April 2021 (UTC).

  • comment - the image is not free to use at the mo Victuallers (talk) 11:17, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Ann Brody

  • ... that pioneer film actress Ann Brody was known for her roles as Jewish mothers?
    • ALT1:... that pioneer film actress Ann Brody was most interested in "comedy with a tear" roles?

5x expanded by SL93 (talk). Self-nominated at 23:07, 16 April 2021 (UTC).

Martin Willock

  • ... that Martin Willock took breaks in his cycling career to build a house and start a repairs company? Source: [66] (freely accessible clipping)

5x expanded by Joseph2302 (talk). Self-nominated at 17:37, 16 April 2021 (UTC).

  • Additional comment as a participant in the AfD but not a party to this nomination: the AfD was withdrawn an hour after this was placed, so it's fair game for reviewers. Vaticidalprophet 07:28, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Thanks for clarifying. QPQ has been done now too. Joseph2302 (talk) 11:51, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

Nancy McCormick Rambusch

  • ... that Nancy McCormick Rambusch founded the Whitby School in 1958, sparking a revival of Montessori education in the United States? Source: Phyllis Povell, Montessori Comes to America: The Leadership of Maria Montessori and Nancy McCormick Rambusch (University Press of America, 2010), pp. 61–83. Sheldon S. Brown (ed.), Topics in Child Psychology (MSS Educational Publishing Company), p. 79.

Created by Topshelver (talk). Self-nominated at 17:29, 16 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 17[edit]

The Super League

The Super League logo
The Super League logo
  • ... that UEFA have threatened a ban from all other competitions to any football clubs that join the proposed breakaway Super League (logo pictured)? Source: BBC Sport
    • ALT1:... that footballers who play in the proposed breakaway Super League (logo pictured) have been threatened by UEFA with bans from playing international football? Source: BBC Sport

Created by S.A. Julio (talk) and The C of E (talk). Nominated by The C of E (talk) at 07:18, 19 April 2021 (UTC).

Symbol possible vote.svg I think that this article should be checked for impartiality before it is nominated/included in DYK. Otherwise, it matches all the requirements so is suitable for DYK. MBihun (talk) 17:15, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
@MBihun: This was nominated before the big expansion. Is there an area in it you have a concern about? The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 17:18, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
@The C of E: Hi, I feel like the negative reception of the Super League takes up about half of the article, and may not completely use impartial language when describing/explaining these reactions. MBihun (talk) 17:21, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
Can you specify where exactly please @MBihun:? The thing is, there isn't an awful lot in favour of it, it's almost worldwidely panned. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 17:21, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
I completely understand, but some people like myself have expressed concerns that the Reception section of the article is too heavily focused on negatives and may use some impartial language. Please also feel free to look at the talk page section I made: Talk:The Super League#NPOV review. MBihun (talk) 17:25, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

2021 FA Cup Final

  • ... that the 2021 FA Cup Final between Leicester City and Chelsea today requires football fans to provide evidence of a negative COVID test in order to enter? Source: I News
    • ALT1:... that the 2021 FA Cup Final between Leicester City and Chelsea today will be the first football match in England with more than 4,000 supporters since March 2020? The Independent
  • Reviewed: Rohit Sharma
  • Comment: For 15 May (Date of the final)

5x expanded by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 23:17, 18 April 2021 (UTC).

Workplace exposure monitoring

Moved to mainspace by John P. Sadowski (NIOSH) (talk). Self-nominated at 03:49, 18 April 2021 (UTC).

New Medina

  • ... that Pakistan was envisioned as the New Medina which will be used as a staging point for the conquest and Islamisation of India, similar to the conquest of Mecca by Muhammad? Source: "The Barelvis were in favour of following Muhammad's Hijrah model under which Pakistan would be the "New Medina" that will be used for staging an attack against the rest of Hindu India and converting to Islam, similar to the conquest of pagan Mecca. (Dixit, 2020) In the January 1946 Lahore conference of the JUI, Usmani prophesized that just as Medina acted as a base for the Islamic conquest of Arabian Peninsula and the rest of the world beyond it, Pakistan will also lead the way for Islam to be the ruling power in the Indian subcontinent. (Usmani, 1946)

Created by SignificantPBD (talk). Self-nominated at 20:16, 17 April 2021 (UTC).

Asus ZenFone 6

  • ... that the ZenFone 6 has a flip-up rear camera that doubles as a selfie camera? 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 the ZenFone 6 was the first phone released by Asus after their 2018 mobile division restructuring? Source: 1)
    • ALT2:... that the ZenFone 6's use of amorphous metal for the camera module casing resulted in supply constraints? Source: 2 "Undoubtedly, we have some production issues with these ZenFone 6, and that is because we used a unique material, liquid metal.")

Improved to Good Article status by 17jiangz1 (talk). Self-nominated at 06:45, 17 April 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg The usual metrics check out (although I give pause to see a {{cn}} in something that just passed GAN), but I'm really not feeling it for either hook, and I don't know if there's a good hook to have here at all. They both feel incautiously close to advertising to put on the front page of something that trumpets free culture, ALT0 especially. Also, is a QPQ warranted here? Vaticidalprophet 15:04, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
The cn was addressed in the GA review as the line refers to the references in the prior sentences, but the references have now been duplicated to avoid confusion. I've added another hook that feels less promotional. I don't think a QPQ is necessary since I do not have any DYK credits as of now. --17jiangz1 (talk) 18:46, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Yutsuko Chūsonji, Sweet Spot (manga)

Created by Morgan695 (talk). Self-nominated at 01:15, 17 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 18[edit]

1999 Football League Third Division play-off Final

5x expanded by The Rambling Man (talk). Self-nominated at 13:06, 19 April 2021 (UTC).

Julie Erichsen

Created by Riley1012 (talk). Self-nominated at 00:07, 19 April 2021 (UTC).

  • @Riley1012: Symbol question.svg (Q. Why do we need the word "artistic" its not in the source) Its long enough, new, and adequately sourced (refs are not required in the lede). The hook is short enough and well referenced. Sadly no picture available - I looked. (We need more wiki people at events with cameras post lockdown). Its neutral and I saw no close paraphrasing. Previously one of the Women in Red, thank you Riley1012, just that one question Victuallers (talk) 07:30, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
Its your call. Obviously you are reducing the claim the was made in the sopurce and in the article... and I think that for most people classic gymnastics is what we call gymnastics ....and then there is rhythmic gymnastics. (I had to check... I thought "artistic gymnastics" sounds like the ribbon/dancey one, and it turns out it is the classic (in my mind) gymnastics). Can you change the article and hook to use what you decide. Victuallers (talk) 18:11, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
Thank you, I decided to change the hook so that it matches the source and the article. Riley1012 (talk) 18:16, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

Dalby Gospel Book

Pages from the Dalby Gospel Book
Pages from the Dalby Gospel Book
  • ... that the Dalby Gospel Book (pictured) is the earliest testimony of the presence of books in Denmark? Source: Nielsen, p. 19. Sorry, offline source in Danish.

Created by Yakikaki (talk). Self-nominated at 18:22, 18 April 2021 (UTC).

  • I think that we need a stronger and more recent source than a 1937 book to make this claim. That was almost a century ago and older books could have been discovered in the interim. (t · c) buidhe 23:58, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Thanks for your comment buidhe, it's a very reasonable point to raise. However, I still think there are good arguments for using this source. Firstly, the annual research output on medieval Danish manuscripts is not overwhelming, to put it mildly, and for example Rydén in his article from 2012 still quotes even Wrangel from 1923. So I would argue that it's not a priori weird to use a source which in other areas of research would seem hopelessly outdated. Having said that, I have added a few more recent sources to the article, none of them contradicting Nielsen but making statements in the same vein. For the hook though I would still like to keep Nielsen, because I think he makes the most nuanced statement. The two more recent sources I added this morning are all about this being the "oldest Danish" or "oldest Nordic" book, but as Rydén (and, by the way, already Nielsen in 1937) points out, there's no way we can know it was made in Denmark. We do however know that it was physically located in Denmark, and it is the first book of which this can be said. Hence, my preference for Nielsen as a source since he is more exact in his wording in making this claim. I hope that can convince you to accept this as a source for the DYK, otherwise I would propose an ALT along the lines of the more recent (but also more sloppily worded) sources. Thanks for raising the issue, I hope my reply makes sense! Best, Yakikaki (talk) 09:08, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
  • I think it's fine if the more recent sources do confirm this (although in imprecise language). The other issue is that the hook reads a bit strange, and some English speakers might assume "book" is something produced with a printing press. Better: ALT1 ... that the 11th-century Dalby Gospel Book (pictured) is the first medieval manuscript known to have existed in Denmark? (t · c) buidhe 11:20, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Thank you! I think ALT1 is better, great suggestion. Oh, and for QPQ I reviewed an article about a mushroom, as linked above. Thanks for the review! Yakikaki (talk) 12:04, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
General: Article is new enough and long enough
Policy: Article is sourced, neutral, and free of copyright problems

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Red XN - See above
Image: Image is freely licensed, used in the article, and clear at 100px.
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg See above (t · c) buidhe 11:20, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Need second reviewer to approve ALT1 only (t · c) buidhe 21:45, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

Troy Terry

  • Reviewed: TBD

5x expanded by HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk). Self-nominated at 03:48, 18 April 2021 (UTC).

  • The ALT1 should be corrected, as the source says that Sakic didn't tell Terry that directly, but rather told Terry's father that about Terry. I suggest ALT2: "... that Joe Sakic said that Troy Terry could "stick-handle in a phone booth"?" --Metropolitan90 (talk) 19:12, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 19[edit]

Florence Jepperson Madsen

Dr. Florence Jepperson Madsen, ca. 1920s
Dr. Florence Jepperson Madsen, ca. 1920s
  • ... that professor of music Florence Jepperson Madsen (pictured) composed over 100 songs during her lifetime? Source: "Some of the music for the Singing Mothers was written by Florence. In all she composed and arranged over 100 compositions, of which forty-one were selected for publication in the LDS Hymn book." ([68])
    • ALT1:... that Florence Jepperson Madsen (pictured) directed choirs of over 500 "Singing Mothers" for annual Relief Society conferences? Source: "... since October, 1945 (with the exception of the year 1957), a large chorus of over five hundred Singing Mothers, from various parts of the Church, has sung under the direction of Florence Jepperson Madsen for the Relief Society October conferences and two sessions of general conference." (With a Song in Her Heart: A Biography of Dr. Florence Jepperson Madsen)

Created by Cstickel(byu) (talk). Self-nominated at 22:07, 19 April 2021 (UTC).

Tony Colston-Hayter

  • ... that acid house music promoter Tony Colston-Hayter once handcuffed himself to Jonathan Ross and threw a glass of water over Paul Morley? "During a late-night talkshow appearance, he handcuffed himself to an unamused Jonathan Ross and threw a glass of water over critic Paul Morley." from: Lynskey, Dorian (15 January 2014). "Tony Colston-Hayter: the acid house fraudster". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
    • ALT1:... that acid house music promoter Tony Colston-Hayter directed people to his countryside raves by answerphone messages? "Flyers would include no venue address, just a phone number, and the answering machine would be updated with a series of rendezvous locations, so that finding a rave became an exciting treasure hunt around the M25." from Lynskey, Dorian (15 January 2014). "Tony Colston-Hayter: the acid house fraudster". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 April 2021.

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 09:36, 19 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 20[edit]

Aurélie Groizeleau

  • ... that French rugby union referee Aurélie Groizeleau also breeds almost 7,000 pairs of pigeons? Source: [69] "Elle qui vit de l’élevage des pigeons, près de 7 000 couples, dans l’exploitation de ses parents" ("She lives by breeding nearly 7,000 pigeon pairs on her parents' farm")

Moved to mainspace by Joseph2302 (talk). Self-nominated at 17:54, 20 April 2021 (UTC).

Josephine M. Mitchell

  • ... that when mathematician Josephine M. Mitchell married another University of Illinois faculty member, the university revoked her tenured position so her husband could keep his untenured one? 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 ...? 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 David Eppstein (talk). Self-nominated at 16:56, 20 April 2021 (UTC).

Dial Square F.C.

Converted from a redirect by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 16:20, 20 April 2021 (UTC).

Ivan Provorov

Improved to Good Article status by Kncny11 (talk). Self-nominated at 14:51, 20 April 2021 (UTC).

Blickling Park mausoleum

Blickling Park mausoleum
Blickling Park mausoleum

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 11:36, 20 April 2021 (UTC).

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  1. ^ Newton, Casey (2017-10-30). "Russia's election posts reached 126 million people, Facebook will tell Congress". The Verge. Archived from the original on 2020-08-24. Retrieved 2020-09-02.