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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
June 17 1
June 19
June 28 1
July 5 1 1
July 6 1
July 10 1
July 12 1
July 14 1
July 15 3 3
July 17 1
July 18 1
July 19 4 1
July 20 3 2
July 21 2
July 22 4 3
July 23 4 2
July 24 3 1
July 25 8 1
July 26 4 2
July 27 5 2
July 28 5 2
July 29 5
July 30 5 2
July 31 7 5
August 1 6 3
August 2 12 7
August 3 5 2
August 4 18 10
August 5 19 11
August 6 10 5
August 7 9 4
August 8 13 4
August 9 11 6
August 10 14 4
August 11 4 2
August 12 11 1
August 13 3
August 14 5 1
Total 211 87
Last updated 11:28, 14 August 2020 UTC
Current time is 11:28, 14 August 2020 UTC [refresh]

Instructions for nominators[edit]

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

If this is your first nomination, please read the DYK rules before continuing:
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 June 17[edit]

Nippon Professional Baseball playoffs

  • Comment: NPB's season starts up again on Friday June 19 after being delayed for months because of COVID. If possible to get it on the main page on that day, that'd be great!

Created by Torsodog (talk). Self-nominated at 04:58, 18 June 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg The article has several maintenance tags which need to be addressed before the nomination can pass. Please see the [citation needed] tags. Thanks. Flibirigit (talk) 12:40, 17 July 2020 (UTC)

Policy compliance:

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Red XN - ?
  • Interesting: Green tickY
QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg Article created and nominated on the same day. Article appears neutral in tone and its length is adequate. No photo is used in this nomination, and all images in the article are properly licensed on the Commons. Nominator has less then five DYK credits, therefore QPQ is not required. Article has maintenance tags to be resolved. Article has several close paraphrasing issues as noted here and here. ALT0 is verified by the source, but I do not see it explicitly mentioned anywhere in this article. ALT1 is properly cited, mentioned inline and verified. Flibirigit (talk) 01:23, 19 July 2020 (UTC)

  • @Flibirigit: The nominator hasn't edited since the 11th and has not edited the article since the day after its creation. I will leave them a message but if they do not return soon the nomination may have to be marked for closure as abandoned. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:17, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
In addition, per User:Torsodog/DYK, it appears that the nominator actually has 10 prior DYK credits. Normally this would mean they will need to do a QPQ, but given that they have only had two QPQ credits after 2010 the requirement could be waived per WP:IAR. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:19, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
Looking into this now. This info was sourced from the JA wiki but I couldn't find sources for it at the time. I intended to search more later. I might have to remove the info for the time being --TorsodogTalk 17:05, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply. Please comment here when you're ready. Flibirigit (talk) 17:18, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
I added a reference for one and removed the sentence for another as I couldn't find a reference for it at the moment. Also, I didn't know about the QPQ as it's been quite a while since I've done DYK. Let me know if I need to do this? I'll try to do one when I get a chance in the future either way though! --TorsodogTalk 19:01, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
I will seek clarification at WT:DYK on whether a QPQ is neeed here. Flibirigit (talk) 19:18, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
Per the discussion at WT:DYK it turns out that the nominator provided a QPQ on their last DYK so one will likely be required here. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 08:15, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
@Torsodog:, are you going to contribute a QPQ? --evrik (talk) 18:09, 2 August 2020 (UTC)
I note that Torsodog has edited only a handful of times since his last comment here. I'm fine with waiting a week or so if he's busy, as long as this nomination does not go stale. I'd rather see this nomination pass than be rejected. Flibirigit (talk) 18:23, 2 August 2020 (UTC)
As long as the QPQ is the only thing holding back the nomination and there are no other issues I'm willing to donate a QPQ. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:47, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
The article still has close paraphrasing issues as per the review above. The concern about ALT0 is still outstanding as per the review above. The maintenance tags for citations have been resolved. Flibirigit (talk) 15:12, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
I have posted a message at WT:DYK to see if anyone will adopt this. It would be ashame to reject the nomination when it really is not that far away from being successful. Flibirigit (talk) 17:57, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
  • @Flibirigit and Torsodog: QPQ donated for the cause. --evrik (talk) 17:35, 7 August 2020 (UTC)
    • Sorry, I've been moving cross-country, so things have been hectic on my end lately. I've not seen the paraphrasing tool before. What percentage do I need to get it down to to make it not an issue? I've tweaked it a bit to resolve some of the issues. Let me know if it was enough. As far as ALT0 concern, I'm not exactly sure what the issue is? The hook is located at the last sentence of the "Five-or-fewer games separation (1983–1985)" section. Maybe I'm misunderstanding? Also, thanks all for the help with the QPQ! --TorsodogTalk 04:44, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
      • @Torsodog: I am satisfied with changes to eliminate the close paraphrasing issues. There is no set percentage that passes the Earwig tool. It is a matter of whether the highlighted areas are direct quotes, proper names or too much copied material. In this case the highlighted areas are technical baseball terms and rules of play which are allowed to an extent under WP:LIMITED. I did not see any changes that address the concerns for ALT0. If you want to address that please do, otherwise ALT1 can be approved. Lastly for sourcing, the only question I have is the paragraph before the results table in the "Playoffs (2004–2006)". I hope that paragraph can simply be sourced by copying the correspsonding citation from the table. Thanks for the updates. Flibirigit (talk) 05:12, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
        • Good to hear about the paraphrasing! As far as the ALT0 hook concern, I'm not really sure what the concern is. Is the concern that the wiki article doesn't explicitly state it? If yes, I believe it does? Maybe I'm misunderstanding, though. I think the first hook is more interesting than the ALT1 hook, but if we need to go with ALT1, that is fine as well. As far as the little paragraph before the results section, I'll get some refs in there by the end of the night! Thanks again. --TorsodogTalk 19:44, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
          • ALT0 appears to be a general summary of the article. The concern is that since it is not explicitly mentioned anywhere, its citation cannot be easily verified. It's up to you if you think it's worth the effort to put it in somewhere. Thanks. Flibirigit (talk) 19:51, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
            • @Flibirigit:, the paragraph now has a source. @Torsodog:, if you really want ALt0, graft it into the lede someplace. Otherwise, Alt1 should go forward. --evrik (talk) 20:51, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
              • Symbol confirmed.svg Nominated article now meets all DYK criteria. ALT1 is approved as per comments above. Thank you to evrik for supplying a QPQ. If any change are made to support ALT0, please comment here. Thanks. Flibirigit (talk) 22:34, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
                • ALT0 is explicitly stated in the lead (and again later in the article in more detail): "In the year following their last split season, the PL returned to a single season, however if five or fewer games separated the first- and second-place teams at the end of the season, the two teams would play each other in a five-game playoff series. This playoff system was unpopular and ridiculed by media and fans. It only lasted three seasons with a playoff series never needing to be played." I'm not quite sure how to more explicitly state this fact in the article. Perhaps if I put the year range (1983–1985) in the hook, it would make it more clear exactly what I'm referencing? --TorsodogTalk 01:20, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
                  • Symbol question.svg The cited source here mentions that the playoff format began in 1983, but does not mention a duration or end date of 1985. I also have another question. The article is unclear what happened to playoffs between 1985 and 2004. The introduction mentions "After their first two playoff systems were abolished", but I can't find anything similar in the body. It is also confusing since the section "Playoffs (2004–2006)" mentions dates in the 1980s and 1990s. Flibirigit (talk) 02:05, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
                    • The Japan Times reference isn't as clear as the Sportiva reference, unfortunately. The Sportiva reference lays it out clearly in the first sentence on the page: "結局、この制度が適用されたのは1985年までの3シーズンで、レギュラーシーズン1位となった西武(83年、85年)、阪急(84年)は、最後まで手綱を緩めることなく戦い、この理不尽なプレーオフ制度を戦うことなく、優勝を飾っている。" translates to "In the end, the system was applied to three seasons until 1985, and Seibu (1983, 1985) and Hankyu (1984), who had finished in first place in the seasons, dominated until the end and won without needing to play this unreasonable playoff." Obviously, this is in Japanese though, but hopefully that isn't a problem? And between '85 and '04, there were no playoffs held. I've tried to make that a little more clear in both the lead and in the body. Hopefully it is? --TorsodogTalk 07:56, 14 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 19[edit]

Articles created/expanded on June 28[edit]

Fort Trump

Created by Chetsford (talk). Self-nominated at 23:53, 28 June 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Date, size, refs, copyvio check, ok. Waiting for QPQ. There is one minor tone issue I tagged in text, and I disagree that this is B-class (too short, not using any of the numerous Polish media sources), but the latter issue is not a DYK problem. I do have however a problem with the hook; military bases nowadays are not "fortresses", the hook should not confuse readers like this. Please reformulated. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:41, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Hi all - I'm terribly sorry for my very delayed reply. I've provided an Alt hook and also added the QPQ. Thanks for your patience. Chetsford (talk) 05:22, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Hi, I came by to promote this, but I think the hook could be improved. What do you think about:
  • ALT2: ... that US diplomats asked Poland not to name their new military base Fort Trump lest it be perceived as a vanity project and not a serious military proposal? Yoninah (talk) 13:00, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

Symbol question.svg - putting this on hold for now, as the article has been nominated for AFD. If that is closed as keep, it can be re-approved at that time. Cheers  — Amakuru (talk) 20:11, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

Symbol possible vote.svg insert correct icon for a nomination on hold. Flibirigit (talk) 03:45, 14 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 6[edit]

List of heists in the United Kingdom

The Portrait of Jacob de Gheyn III by Rembrandt
The Portrait of Jacob de Gheyn III by Rembrandt

Moved to mainspace by Mujinga (talk). Self-nominated at 14:12, 11 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg This is not a full review yet, anyone else is welcome to comment. I have some general questions. Which sources are there that satisfy WP:LISTN? In other words, is just the these two articles here and here, which talk about the list as a whole? There appears to be no introduction according to WP:SALLEAD, and just a really long block of text which is difficult to read. Is there a reason why the list is not chronological as per WP:SALORDER? Is there a reason why the article is called "List", but the actual list is called "Table"? Again, these are general questions, not DYK failures. Overall it is an interesting list. Thanks for considering. Flibirigit (talk) 00:07, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Hiya thanks for the comments, I probably won't be able to respond until Monday at the earliest. Mujinga (talk) 09:07, 31 July 2020 (UTC)
  • So to reply:
  • "Which sources are there that satisfy WP:LISTN?" well i would go by the first criterion of WP:CSC, namely "Every entry meets the notability criteria for its own non-redirect article in the English Wikipedia" (although there are a few independently notable entries without their own wikipage). I'm not sure the list itself needs to be notable but if it does yes those BBC and Guardian links would serve.
  • "There appears to be no introduction according to WP:SALLEAD" - I did read and follow this guideline (as well as examining some featured lists) but it's my first proper attempt at a stand-alone list which I'd like to bring to featured status so any feedback is welcome, happy to change/add stuff on specific points. I do feel that I've given background info and the selection criteria in that first paragraph, as the guideline suggests.
  • "Is there a reason why the list is not chronological as per WP:SALORDER?" - this isn't currently a chronological list.
  • "Is there a reason why the article is called "List", but the actual list is called "Table"?" - this I did purely to avoid repetition, but I've changed the table title to "List". Mujinga (talk) 12:51, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
  • There has definitely been a lot of work put into this list and I see potential to become a featured list. I still feel that the list should have a lead section which highlights the criteria for inclusion into the list, and explains in a sentence why the list is important. Flibirigit (talk) 15:31, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 12[edit]

Leslie Goonewardene

Leslie Goonewardene
Leslie Goonewardene

Improved to Good Article status by SerAntoniDeMiloni (talk). Self-nominated at 11:50, 18 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Very interesting article. Congrats on the GAN pass. Promoted to GA on July 12, 6 days before the DYK nom. Most definitely long enough. Fulfills core policies: the GAN was pretty extensive, so it seemed to check for neutrality, the sources look excellent, and there's no close paraphrasing.
  • I'm surprised the GAN didn't bring this up, and although it doesn't fall within the purview of a DYK review, I'm going to make the recommendation, anyway. Your end sections don't follow the standard WP article layout; see MOS:ORDER. For example, your "Books" section should be titled "Bibliography". Your "References" section is correct, but I don't see the books you cite (i.e., ref117: Phadnis 1971, p. 268). You need full citations for your books; see MOS:NOTES. There are different ways to do that, but you need to chose one and include it.
  • Thanks for correcting me on that! I've gone ahead and made those changes, as well as having made clearer that "books" refers to books he wrote. SerAntoniDeMiloni (talk) 09:05, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
  • What you've done is fine for now, but it'd be more accurate to changed the "Authored books" section to "Bibliography" and "Bibliography" to "Works cited". I'd suspect that if you were to submit this article to FAC (which I recommend), they'd direct you to do the same. For DYK purposes, though, it's fine.
  • Your hooks are okay, but I would think that with such a long and interesting article about a very interesting dude, that your hooks would be more interesting. They focus on negative aspects of Goonewardene. Here are some other options:
  • Other than the above, very impressive article. Nice work. Take care of the formatting problems and consider using another hook, and it'll be good to go. Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 05:30, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Hi Christine (Figureskatingfan). Thanks for these suggestions – I'm still slightly conflicted. I suggested the initial (ALT2) hook to emphasise that despite being of immense wealth, he chose to give it all away (something very much contrary to Ceylonese politicians at the time, who largely held office due to, and with the aims of preserving, their wealth and influence). It would be interesting to hear your view. Thanks, SerAntoniDeMiloni (talk) 09:18, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
  • My problem is its negative tone. All three hooks are basically the same, so I was trying to give you more options. How about rewording your hook so that it's more positive:
    • ALT6: ... that despite being one of the largest landowners in Sri Lanka, statesman Leslie Goonewardene (pictured), re-introduced inheritance tax to the country, despite the opposition of established parliamentarians? I just counted, and your alts are also all a little over the 200 character limit. Any of the hooks are fine, so I'll go ahead and pass this article for DYK. Symbol confirmed.svg
  • That's fair, Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk). In that case, I'd go with your suggestion (ALT6 with a couple of tweaks) – I reckon ALT6.5 may be best. Many thanks for your help!
    • ALT6.5: ... that despite being one of the largest landowners in Sri Lanka, statesman Leslie Goonewardene (pictured), re-introduced inheritance tax to the country, much to the avail of established parliamentarians?
    • ALT6.6: ... that despite being one of the largest landowners in Sri Lanka, statesman Leslie Goonewardene (pictured), re-introduced inheritance tax to the country, despite the opposition of established parliamentarians?
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote ALT6.5 (although I think it's too long), and I do not understand what much to the avail means. Please explain. Yoninah (talk) 14:04, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Then I suggest another ALT, which I will place above. It comes in at a little under 200 characters. Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 15:01, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
  • @Figureskatingfan: why not just end it at the second comma? Honestly, there's too much information in this hook.
  • ALT6.7: ... that despite being one of the largest landowners in Sri Lanka, statesman Leslie Goonewardene (pictured) re-introduced inheritance tax to the country? Yoninah (talk) 15:26, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
  • @Figureskkatingfan: Actually, I was just concentrating on the grammar in the hook. But after reading the article, I see that these two facts — that he was one of the largest landowners and that he re-introduced inheritance tax — are not conjoined in the article. It would make more sense to write:
  • ALT7: ... that while Leslie Goonewardene (pictured) was one of the largest landowners in Sri Lanka through inheritance, he re-introduced inheritance tax to the country? Yoninah (talk) 17:34, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
  • @Figureskatingfan: If it checks out, please give ALT7 a tick. I'm striking everything else. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 21:08, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
Might 7.5 suit better?
  • ALT7.5: ... that while Leslie Goonewardene (pictured) was one of the largest landowners in Sri Lanka through inheritance, he re-introduced inheritance tax to the country, giving away much of his fortune? SerAntoniDeMiloni (talk) 09:49, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
  • @SerAntoniDeMiloni: please be aware that a "hook" is just that: a way to "reel in" readers so they'll click on the article to learn more. If you pack everything into an overlong hook, there's no reason to read more. You could shorten your alt this way (and let's stop using fractions in the ALT numbering please:
  • ALT8: ... that while Leslie Goonewardene (pictured) was one of the largest landowners in Sri Lanka, he gave away much of his fortune? Yoninah (talk) 10:10, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
Makes sense. Alt 7 likely works best. Many thanks, SerAntoniDeMiloni (talk) 10:35, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
  • OK. Striking unused hooks. Yoninah (talk) 10:37, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

Symbol possible vote.svg Returned to noms page until image licensing is sorted. Yoninah (talk) 20:31, 8 August 2020 (UTC)


  1. ^ Alexander, Robert Jackson (1991). International Trotskyism, 1929-1985: A Documented Analysis of the Movement. Duke University Press. ISBN 978-0-8223-1066-2.
  2. ^ Woodward, Calvin A. (1974). "Sri Lanka's Electoral Experience: From Personal to Party Politics". Pacific Affairs. 47 (4): 455–471. doi:10.2307/2755947. ISSN 0030-851X.

Articles created/expanded on July 14[edit]

Soegondo Djojopoespito

5x expanded by Jeromi Mikhael (talk). Self-nominated at 10:31, 14 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg 5x expansion verified. New enough, long enough, adequately referenced. As all sources are foreign-language or offline, unable to check for close paraphrasing. QPQ done.
  • I have added a "clarification needed" tag to the term rationalization of soldiers. What does this mean?
  • Both hooks are fine, sourcing is AGF and cited inline. I added the word party after the name of the organization; alternately, it could be called an organization or political organization. Here is a grammar tweak of ALT1a:
  • ALT1a:... that Soegondo Djojopoespito created the beranting (branched) method, similar to a pyramid scheme, to recruit new members to the Indonesian Nationalist Education party?
  • Yoninah (talk) 11:01, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
@Yoninah: There's this "rationalization" term in Indonesia, on which at that time Indonesian has a massive yet unskilled soldiers. So, the government decided to reduce the amount of soldiers to make Indonesian army smaller but more professional. The reduction was done by dismissing unskilled soldiers, demoting the ranks of soldiers who originally came from PETA, and promoting the ranks of soldiers who originally came from Royal Netherlands East Indies Army. The term "rationalization" here refers to the reduction. Jeromi Mikhael (talk) 12:13, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
  • I see. Well, you've explained it very nicely, and if you put all that into the article it would make more sense to readers who aren't familiar with the term. Alternately, you could write in the article that he decided to focus on the government's effort to reduce the size of the army by retaining only professional soldiers. But just leaving "rationalization" in there without a link to a Wikipedia page or any explanation doesn't really work. Yoninah (talk) 15:04, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
  • ALT1b:... that Soegondo Djojopoespito created the beranting (branched) method, similar to a pyramid scheme, to recruit new members to the Indonesian Nationalist Education organization?
@Yoninah: It's more of an organization. Jeromi Mikhael (talk) 23:39, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
  • @Jeromi Mikhael: thank you for fixing up the article. I just have two questions about ALT1b. I'm running the source through Google Translate and don't see anything about the pyramid system on p. 36. Also, Google Translation is calling Indonesian Nationalist Education a "party". What do you think about "political organization"? Yoninah (talk) 02:35, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
  • @Yoninah: The p.36 describes the beranting method as a pyramid scheme implicitly. And you could see the link for the organization :"In December 1930, Sutan Sjahrir established an organization called Indonesian Nationalist Education (Indonesian: Pendidikan Nasional Indonesia)..." Jeromi Mikhael (talk) 02:40, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 17[edit]

Manned Orbiting Laboratory

A Titan IIIC rocket lifts off to test a Gemini B spacecraft as part of the Manned Orbiting Laboratory program.
A Titan IIIC rocket lifts off to test a Gemini B spacecraft as part of the Manned Orbiting Laboratory program.
  • ... that the 3 November 1966 test flight of a Gemini B spacecraft for the Manned Orbiting Laboratory project (pictured) was the first time an American spacecraft intended for human spaceflight had flown in space twice? Source: "The only space launch in the MOL program occurred on Nov. 3, 1966, when a Titan-IIIC rocket took off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s (CCAFS) Launch Complex 40. Atop the rocket was a MOL mockup, without the KH-10 imaging payload, and a Gemini-B capsule that was refurbished after it flew NASA’s uncrewed Gemini-2 suborbital mission in January 1965. This was the only time an American spacecraft intended for human spaceflight was reflown until the advent of the Space Shuttle." ([4])
    • ALT1:... that a test flight of a Gemini B spacecraft on 3 November 1996 (pictured) was the only space launch of the Manned Orbiting Laboratory project? Source: same

Improved to Good Article status by Hawkeye7 (talk). Self-nominated at 11:53, 17 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Hello Hawkeye7 I'll be undertaking a review of this nomination. I would like to start with the reference, which appeared (at least at one time) to cite reference #118 (Berger) when it is actually your #92 (NASA - "50 years ago...). Perhaps I'm just reading that wrong, so set me straight if you would. Gulbenk (talk) 01:45, 18 July 2020 (UTC)
    I don't understand what you are asking... the quoted source covers the hooks, and is the same one used in the article [92] in the Test Flight section. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 02:11, 18 July 2020 (UTC)
    Symbol question.svg The previous question had to do with a display issue, evidently originating on the nominations page since I see the same anomaly using separate computers. Whatever it is, it's not part of your original nomination, so it doesn't pertain to the quality of your submission. I have reviewed your nomination with the following findings: Recently upgraded to Good Article, long enough, well written, the first hook conforms to article text and reference, sufficiently interesting. I would go with the first hook. However, it appears that the QPQ is still open for additional discussion. We can approve this article once the QPQ situation is resolved. Gulbenk (talk) 15:20, 18 July 2020 (UTC)
    Swapped the QPQ for another one. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 18:22, 18 July 2020 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go with substitute QPQ Olga Yurievskaya. Gulbenk (talk) 19:30, 18 July 2020 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg Hawkeye7 Gulbenk Should the article be using the dates as Month Day, Year per it being an American spacecraft? SL93 (talk) 05:25, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
As a military article, it uses military date format (WP:MILFORMAT). NASA also uses dates in this format. So all the sources do, which made it easier to write. The article dates were set to DMY back in 2014, six years before I began revising it. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 05:47, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Perfect. Restoring tick. SL93 (talk) 05:47, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
Symbol possible vote.svg I reopened this per the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Did you know#Prep 1:Spaceflight. SL93 (talk) 17:45, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Would this re-wording of ALT0 work?
ALT0a ... that a 1966 test flight of a Gemini B spacecraft for the Manned Orbiting Laboratory (pictured) was the first time an American space capsule intended for human spaceflight had flown in space twice?
As far as I can tell, the point of the hook is that the capsule in question had flown to space before, but as I said in the WT:DYK discussion the original wording seemed ambiguous since the "American spacecraft flew twice" wording didn't make it clear that it was only referring to that specific vessel (and the phrasing could have been misinterpreted to be referring to a spacecraft class in general). I'm not sure if ALT0a addresses my concern since coming up with a more precise wording seemed difficult, so additional ideas could be discussed here. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:13, 14 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 18[edit]

Hamilton McWhorter III

Medal recognizing U.S. fighter aces
Medal recognizing U.S. fighter aces
  • ... that Hamilton McWhorter III was the first U.S. Navy carrier pilot to achieve double ace status? Sources: here there and there And this WP:RS Dorr, Robert F. (21 October 2019). "Sharp Shooting Hellcat "Mac" McWhorter Runs Up the Score" (PDF). Flight Journal. p. 16. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
    • ALT1:... that Hamilton McWhorter III, the first U.S. Navy carrier pilot to achieve double ace status, was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal (pictured)? 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 Kges1901 (talk), Danimal57 (talk), Lightburst (talk), AustralianRupert (talk), Andrew Davidson (talk), and 7&6=thirteen (talk). Nominated by 7&6=thirteen () 00:25, 24 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Comment I don't want to be the bad guy here, but I am not at all sure about the reliability of any of the three web sources used for the primary hook, there is no source given for ALT1, but a check of the article indicates it is drawn from two sources, the first is one of the three from the primary hook and the second source (for the Gold Medal) is OK (Congressional records). Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 09:04, 24 July 2020 (UTC)
Reply "Double ace" Dorr, Robert F. (21 October 2019). "Sharp Shooting Hellcat "Mac" McWhorter Runs Up the Score" (PDF). Flight Journal. p. 16. Retrieved 22 July 2020. and "awarded the American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal May 23, 2014." 113th Congress. "H.R.685 – American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal Act". Congress.gov. Library of Congress. Retrieved 22 July 2020. That solves your issue. 7&6=thirteen () 11:02, 24 July 2020 (UTC)
We do need a reviewer. User:Peacemaker67 says he was only commenting, not reviewing. 7&6=thirteen () 14:11, 24 July 2020 (UTC)
Comment He gets his 12 kills published in newspaper 1953, Jacksonville Jax Air News December 3, 1953 "McWhorter Given Command Of VF-I2 Ldr Hamilton McWhorter III, assumed command... McWhorter is a WWII Ace with 12 enemy planes to his credit. Hook. It is well described in the article. There is a description of his 8,9,10 to get to double ace.
  • Hook idea: ... that WWII pilot Hamilton McWhorter III was the first U.S. Navy carrier pilot to achieve double ace status with with 12 enemy planes to his credit. Lightburst (talk) 00:39, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
Additional double ace ref - Air Force Journal of Logistics, Volumes 16-18: Contributors Air Force Logistics Management Center, United States. Air Force Logistics Management Agency P28, says this... "Navy Commander Hamilton McWhorter III, the first Naval carrier Ace in WWII who later became a double ace. Lightburst (talk) 01:24, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
Indeed, the plaque at the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame (which is reproduced in the article) recites that fact. 7&6=thirteen () 14:25, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment Butch O'Hare is commonly credited as the first USN carrier ace, so the AF Journal of Logistics article is essentially tertiary. But as now established in the article, McWhorter is commonly credited as the first Hellcat ace and USN carrier double ace, so the hook should mention that or even both. The Congressional Gold Medal award does not individually distinguish McWhorter and is reflective of the esteem in which WWII vets are currently held (all Tuskegee Airmen also received the award, an example of the numerous recent WWII vet group presentations), so ALT1 does not need to mention it. Kges1901 (talk) 15:43, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
All true. Other than the fact that McWhorter's picture is on the medal. 7&6=thirteen () 16:06, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
Do you have a source for McWhorter being depicted? Smithsonian's description of the medal does not name specific models for the figures. Kges1901 (talk) 16:31, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
Other than the obvious similarity of the two sculptures on the article page (the medal and the Georgia Hall of Fame plaque), and the fact that the upper right is described in the literature as a "Navy pilot." I've sent you an e-mail with what my research has uncovered. 7&6=thirteen () 16:59, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
That is original research, we need a reliable secondary source that says it is McWhorter on the CGM. For DYK I suggest the following hook:

... that US Navy Commander Hamilton McWhorter III was the first Grumman F6F Hellcat pilot to achieve double ace status?

This can be cited to Dorr p. 16 and Stout p. 77, using exact page numbers, not ranges as it is now. I have edited the article lead. Dorr failed verification for what it was citing, as he says (only in a photo caption on p. 16) "the first Hellcat double ace" not "the first Navy carrier pilot to achieve double ace status" the two are not equivalent. The AFLJ says "the first naval carrier ace in WWII who later became a double ace", again not what was being cited. Stout (p. 77) says he "became the first Hellcat pilot to reach the double ace mark". Again, fails verification for the statement "the first Navy carrier pilot to achieve double ace status". I have adjusted the article to reflect the two claims that have been verified, 1) that he was the "first United States Navy carrier aviator to become an ace", cited to the AFLJ, and 2) the first Hellcat double ace (now correctly cited to Stout and Dorr in the article). The sources are not of the highest quality, but they seem ok. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 10:13, 27 July 2020 (UTC)
The AFLJ article appears to be incorrect as the 'first naval carrier ace' overall claim is not supported by any other source. Butch O'Hare is often credited as the first USN ace from long before McWhorter entered combat. (See for example, Ewing and Lundstrom, Fateful Rendezvous, p. 142) This is a significant claim and if true would be repeated elsewhere, but it is not, so it can be dismissed as an error by the AFLJ which is not an in-depth source. As for what can be supported: for example, Hammel in Aces Against Japan p. 129 says 'first carrier-based double ace of the war', Mersky's review in Naval Aviation News says 'first F6F ace and first F6F double ace, and Tillman in his U.S. Navy Fighter Squadrons in World War II, p. 33 says "not only the first F6F ace , but the first F6F double ace." The first USN carrier-based double ace claim is supported by Tillman 1979, p. 60: From this brief scrap, Ham McWhorter, with ten victories, temporarily emerged as the top scorer among carrier fighter pilots.. It is also repeated in Sears, Pacific Air and Cleaver, Pacific Thunder, p. 127. From this it can be stated that McWhorter was the first Hellcat ace, first Hellcat double ace, and first USN carrier-based double ace. The 'carrier-based' qualifier is needed because Ira C. Kepford was a Navy pilot who had reached double ace status a few weeks before McWhorter but Kepford flew land-based F4U Corsairs. (Tillman, U.S. Navy Fighter Squadrons, p. 128) Kges1901 (talk) 12:54, 27 July 2020 (UTC)
  • @Kges1901, Danimal57, Lightburst, AustralianRupert, Andrew Davidson, and Peacemaker67: folks, it has been over two and a half weeks since a comment...what's going on here? Flibirigit (talk) 03:50, 14 August 2020 (UTC)
    • G'day, I only did some minor copy editing on the article -- I don't have the ability at this time to help with any other issues, I'm sorry. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 08:42, 14 August 2020 (UTC)
    • There has been that much dodgy citing (as explained above and evident from the article history), I wouldn't touch this with a bargepole. Anyone looking at this needs to examine every single citation in the article and verify it actually says what the article says. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 08:49, 14 August 2020 (UTC)
    • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg What we're needing is a proper structured review with action points. If no-one else does one, then I'll do it myself to create some order from this chaos. Andrew🐉(talk) 09:21, 14 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 19[edit]

Rolando Del Maestro

Rolando Del Maestro
Rolando Del Maestro
  • ... that Rolando Del Maestro used flight simulation to teach surgeons how to perform brain surgery? Rolando saw an opportunity for rapid improvement by incorporating simulation into neurosurgical training using the aviation industry’s current practices as a model. [5]
    • ALT1:... that Rolando Del Maestro used the principles of flight simulation to measure how well surgeons perform brain surgery...? the study involved Del Maestro...introduces a virtual setting of surgical operation that can be used to accurately assess a surgeon’s performance level[6]

5x expanded by Whispyhistory (talk), Lebsci (talk), and Philafrenzy (talk). Nominated by Whispyhistory (talk) at 22:04, 26 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Comment In a somewhat kamikaze move, User:Philafrenzy has stuck a "clarify" tag on the lead. Better fix that! Johnbod (talk) 01:54, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
  • You don't think "where he has been involved in using virtual reality and artificial intelligence technology with traditional medical school teaching methods and flight simulation to focus research on a neurosurgical training simulator, which allows neurosurgeons to practice brain surgery" needs clarification? (I didn't write that bit) Philafrenzy (talk) 07:19, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Actually I thought that bit just about ok for the lead, but the bit lower down where more detail is given needs clarification. Either way, you probably won't get reviews with a tag in the lead. Johnbod (talk) 11:43, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Which is why I am sure that Whispyhistory, who is the expert on the subject, will be along soon to clarify it. Philafrenzy (talk) 12:56, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Thank you @Johnbod:, I did not notice that tag. Added ALT1 and edited article. @Philafrenzy: please advise. You might have a Leonardo Da Vinci hook.Whispyhistory (talk) 13:47, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
There is little about Leonardo in the article so I would stick with flight simulation but isn't it principles of simulation developed for use in flight simulation, not flight simulation itself? Awake brain surgery could also be the basis of a hook. Philafrenzy (talk) 20:21, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

Martha Moulsworth, Alice Sutcliffe

  • Reviewed: Milton (electoral district) (Currently exempt, but likely won't be shortly, given that I have a bunch in the queue).
  • Comment: Can't think of another reasonable hook that links the two authors together, so have only included one. Very much open to suggestions! Flagging that I've sourced hooks for both to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, which is paywalled (unless you have a UK public library membership, I'm told).

Created by AleatoryPonderings (talk). Self-nominated at 20:33, 21 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Perhaps just in case the double hook proposal doesn't gain traction, you can also provide at least one separate hook about each of them? I'm not sure how common it was for writers at the time to have only one known work so I'm not sure how suitable or "hooky" the current proposal is. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 11:03, 27 July 2020 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: Fair point re: 'hookiness'. Some idividualized alternatives are below. AleatoryPonderings (talk) 15:24, 27 July 2020 (UTC)
… that Ben Jonson wrote a poem to introduce the only known book by Alice Sutcliffe? You can see the original manuscript here! Wonders of technology …
… that the only known copy of Martha Moulsworth's autobiographical poem was found inside a commonplace book that belonged to Marmaduke Rawdon? The Memorandum of Martha Moulsworth, Widowe exists in an apparently unique copy …; Catalog entry for the book at the Beinecke Library, listing Rawdon as the owner
  • Comment I like the original hook best, but the current wording suggests this is positively known about them, where it seems to be "as far as is known", or "only surviving" etc. Johnbod (talk) 01:57, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

Lynching of Irving and Herman Arthur

Lynching memorial at National Memorial for Peace and Justice
Lynching memorial at National Memorial for Peace and Justice
  • ... that Black brothers Irving and Herman Arthur are memorialized on the lynching memorial (pictured) after they were tied to a stake and burnt alive by a white mob at a fairground in Paris, Texas? "Texas Mob Burns Negroes At Stake" [7], "Mob of Texans Burns Negroes" [8], "People like Irving and Herman Arthur, burned to death on July 6, 1920, before a mob of 3,000 at a fairground in Paris, Texas." [9]
  • ALT1 ... that African-American brothers Irving and Herman Arthur are memorialized on the lynching memorial (pictured) after they were tied to a stake and burnt alive by a white mob at a fairground in Paris, Texas? "Texas Mob Burns Negroes At Stake" [10], "Mob of Texans Burns Negroes" [11], "People like Irving and Herman Arthur, burned to death on July 6, 1920, before a mob of 3,000 at a fairground in Paris, Texas." [12]
  • ALT2 ... that on July 6, 1920, African-American brothers Irving and Herman Arthur were tied to a stake and burnt alive by a white mob at a fairground in Paris, Texas? "Texas Mob Burns Negroes At Stake" [13], "Mob of Texans Burns Negroes" [14]

5x expanded by Thats Just Great (talk) and Eurodog (talk). Nominated by Thats Just Great (talk) at 19:40, 19 July 2020 (UTC).

Symbol delete vote.svg I immediately fail this due to neutrality problems and what looks to be likely copyright violations. However, article length and age are fine, and reliable sources are used. I personally prefer ALT2. Lettlerhello 02:01, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

Symbol question.svg the direct quotes highlighted by the Earwig tool are not grounds for neutrality issues. Quotes are pemissible to use as long as they are properly cited and attributed and not exessive. Flibirigit (talk) 04:29, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
  • What are the neutrality issues? --Thats Just Great (talk) 15:52, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
    • "in a barbaric event that extended and amplified regional and national flashpoints for justice.", the first sentence.
      "The National Memorial for Peace and Justice opened in Montgomery, Alabama, two years ago in a setting of six acres. Featured, among other things, is a sculpture by Kwame Akoto-Bamfo of a mother, chain around her neck, infant in her arms, registering a horror she can't escape."
      "Unfortunately, the 2020 COVID crisis kept away most Paris residents due to fears of the disease and social distancing restrictions."
      Please read WP:FIRST. Lettlerhello 16:13, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Changed the quotes. What is wrong with the COVID line? It is based on this article "only a handful of Paris residents attended, largely because of social distancing restrictions imposed by COVID-19" [15]. -- Thats Just Great (talk) 16:38, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
  • "Unfortunately" does not belong in the sentence. Lettlerhello 22:05, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Removed suggested neutrality violations, the high Earwig score is due to quotations but as pointed out they are properly cited, attributed and not used to excess. As per User:Lettlerhello "article length and age are fine, and reliable sources are used. I personally prefer ALT2" -- Thats Just Great (talk) 21:26, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 20[edit]

CENTOS (charity)

Created by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 06:05, 24 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Hello Piotrus. I'm reviewing your DYK. It definitely fits the criteria as was expanded over 5x and was nominated within 7 days. I've read through the article and it looks like a fascinating topic for a DYK, but there are a couple of minor concerns with C/E, such as "Major activist of the interwar period" and in the first para the use of "It had" or "It was" – it would be beneficial if these could be fixed. Apart from that, the hook looks good. The source doesn't seem to cover this DYK though; would you mind paraphrasing?

I've made a suggestion below.

Hook eligibility:

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

Overall: Symbol question.svg Made a couple of suggestions. Hdolf (talk) 19:58, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

I've copyedited the article.
Nihil novi (talk) 10:21, 7 August 2020 (UTC)
Great. Were you also able to find a more concrete source? Hdolf (talk) 17:49, 8 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 21[edit]

Carl Linde (football manager)

  • ... that Carl Linde has been described as both one of the most productive Swedish sports journalists of his time, and as Swedish football's first great theorist and visionary? Source: "Han är även en av landets mest produktiva sportjournalister" source, "Men för Linde, svensk fotbolls första stora teoretiker och visionär [...]" [book source, Högström 2018, p. 16]
  • Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/Przemysław Płacheta
  • Comment: I actually have a hard time coming up with a good hook, because this man has done so much. Open for suggestions. I will be away for a week and will not be able to do a QPQ until I am back, and I may not be able answer to any comments right away. – Elisson • T • C • 00:36, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
    • QPQ done. – Elisson • T • C • 17:04, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

Created by Johan Elisson (talk). Self-nominated at 00:36, 26 July 2020 (UTC).

Fermanagh County Council

Arms of Fermanagh County Council
Arms of Fermanagh County Council

5x expanded by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 09:29, 21 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg The article has been expanded 5 times on the nomination date, and there are no obvious copyvios. However, I am not happy with the hook, which seems to be another attempt to push pro-Unionist politics onto the main page. Specifically, the hook does not say when the council did not recognise the NI government, and might give the impression they were forced out of the building at gunpoint by the Royal Ulster Constabulary, reinforcing the pro-Loyalist view. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 11:55, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
That is not the case at all. It's because it is on the maximum hook length that I didn't include the date, I can change it around if you'd like. Also by the way, it wasn't the Royal Ulster Constabulary, it was the Royal Irish Constabulary. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 12:14, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
I'm still not happy with the hook. Could we have something about the coat of arms, instead? That would be more suitable for the main page. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:15, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
Can I ask what is factually wrong with it? The only reason I chose that was because I thought it was the most interesting thing in the article. If you want me to drop the police claim in favour of date and context, I'm open to that. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 12:21, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
I don't think you're understanding what I'm getting at. Essentially, you have a reputation now for pushing a particular POV on NI politics (whether real or just imagined, that's what people think), and therefore I would much rather see a hook about the coat of arms. It's more interesting to me, and won't involve the same sort of kerfuffle that has happened in previous threads on WT:DYK. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) —Preceding undated comment added 12:24, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
I respect your opinions on that but I am trying to stick to the facts on this hook. If it is factually wrong, please tell me. If you personally want me to drop the police claim to allay any perceived bias concerns, then I am happy to do so. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 12:29, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg I think the best thing to do is get a third opinion on this, then see which way consensus lines. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 13:33, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
  • @The C of E: could you please attempt a draft of an alt hook? --evrik (talk) 04:26, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 22[edit]

Chinese Consulate-General, Houston

Chinese Consulate-General in Houston, Texas
Chinese Consulate-General in Houston, Texas

Created/expanded by Juxlos (talk). Self-nominated at 00:57, 23 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Comment: I think the first hook is better than the alternative. It conveys interesting information even to people who are already aware of the recent news events. —Granger (talk · contribs) 15:18, 25 July 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 23[edit]

Folklore (Taylor Swift album)

Created by Status (talk), BawinV (talk), Jimmio78 (talk), Nahnah4 (talk), MikeOwen (talk), MaranoFan (talk), Ticklekeys (talk), and Doggy54321 (talk). Nominated by Shuipzv3 (talk) at 14:47, 29 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Reviewing DTM (talk) 13:14, 4 August 2020 (UTC)
Symbol possible vote.svg The article is well constructed and has plenty of references. Created on 23 July and nominated on time.
Earwigs copyyvio throws up a few things though. Please clarify:
  1. this link and phrases picked up from it such as "melancholic violins and a buoyant Mellotron riff" and "singing over each other rather than fully listening and responding to each other".
  2. Then please check "a scandalous old widow hated by her whole town, a scared seven-year-old girl with a traumatized best friend, a ghost watching her enemies at" from this link.
The hook is alright and mentioned inline. QPQ done. DTM (talk) 13:43, 4 August 2020 (UTC)

History of Islam in the Arctic and Subarctic regions

  • Comment: First DYK, feel free to show me what I've done wrong or help out :-)

Created by YourUsernameWillBePublic (talk). Self-nominated at 01:18, 30 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg YourUsernameWillBePublic, this is very interesting. Pity you didn't have this ready a week or two ago so we could have had it on the front page in time for the start of the hajj. Anyway, the article needs a good scrubbing. The opening sentence already has some issues, and I see problems with the references also--repeated references need to be consolidated, some are just bare URLs while others are fully cited, etc. So that's the first thing that needs to be taken care of. Timtrent, you helped move this--can you help get it ready for the front page? Drmies (talk) 01:25, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Drmies, I will look at some of the technical aspects, but the topic is entirely foreign to me. I was simply the reviewer at WP:AFC who accepted the draft. Fiddle Faddle 07:55, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
All redlinks I could target to articles are targeted. There are three left. I am not sure on DYK's needs, but two seem sensible to leave in order to seek to spawn new articles. The third is debatable.
All references filled and consolidated using reFill. One had to be done manually Fiddle Faddle 08:39, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
  • I think the "Alta" points to the correct place (I assume someone fixed it and I did not have it pointing there?), I am not sure what the ReFill consolidation/ manual talk means, and looking on Google it seems like the "Muslim Welfare Centre" is in Toronto East on McLevin Street and the Toronto Dawah Centre is in Toronto West on Bloor Street...so I would assume they are not related to each other, but I do not know for certain. FYI, Eid starts tonight. YourUsernameWillBePublic (talk) 12:59, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
  • YourUsernameWillBePublic, Thank you for correcting the Nenets issue. I did my best to remove all disambiguation links. I have tried hard to find targets for all redlinks, too. I am not sure if reFill is a gadget (preferences pane) or not, I have it in my tools segment of my left hand margin and use it to fill in and consolidate citations and references. I implemented it years ago and have forgotten how. Fiddle Faddle 13:17, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
  • User:Timtrent, I pinged you because you and I are old hands at this, and YourUsernameWillBePublic is not. I appreciate all your help. This article, and again I'll say it's very interesting, needs some more work to get on the front page. I did some copy edits and cleaned up some citations, but there's plenty more. YourUsernameWillBePublic, look at notes 2 and 5, for instance--they are incomplete (as are 16 through 20, and probably more). Also, I think there should be a bit of historical background in the Russia section (see my edit summary on that Tatarstan paragraph), just a bit, also with a bit more on the CDUMES, since it matters who controls what. So let's see what we can do. Drmies (talk) 16:30, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Drmies, I'm tempted to suggest we might look for several more ALT hooks. Meanwhile I'm trying to get reFILL to do some more work. Arcane stuff I enjoy. I must be odd. Fiddle Faddle 16:39, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Further hooks for consideration prior to forming into formal ALT hooks:
  • The first mass immigration of Muslims into the Northwest Territories were following the 1970s boom in Arctic petroleum exploration.
  • The Islamic Community Center of Anchorage Alaska was the first purpose-built mosque in the US state
  • At the outset of the 20th century, Finland was the only country in Northern Europe to have a native Muslim population
  • Norway's largest Arctic mosque is in Tromso, built in 2006
These are four that I can find that may be worth pursuing. I have not formed them into full hooks. They have varying merits Fiddle Faddle 16:52, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
  • @Drmies and YourUsernameWillBePublic: I've tried very hard to look at all the references and filled them out to the best of my now cross eyed ability. I have done all of them (probably). Please check that my work looks useful. One, plus its text, I have removed and migrated to the talk page in case it becomes useful later Fiddle Faddle 18:59, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
  • @Drmies and YourUsernameWillBePublic: I've just been through the references again and fleshed out those with less complete parameters. Author names had slipped in a couple of cases, and one incorrect cite template had been used. Who knew there was a {{cite conference}}? Very useful! Fiddle Faddle 07:34, 31 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Sorry, a few of the changes, like Nenets to Yamal, are really confusing to me and seem incorrect (though I appreciate the help, the references look much better now especially) - but like this edit that says ARE is United Arab Emirates, ARE is Arab Republic of Egypt, UAE is United Arab Emirates - I believe I had correct the first time but now it is incorrect. Similarly the paragraph about Irkutsky was removed entirely, even though you'll notice it is indeed Far North (Russia) (and listed in that article as such). The title of the article really should just be "Islam in the Arctic" and only got to its current state because of an erroneous belief that "Arctic=Arctic Circle" but the Arctic Circle is a more restrictive area - whereas everything in the article is considered "Arctic" by either Western or Russian definitions of the term. I have no idea why it has "History of" as the title, Islam in Canada, Islam in Russia, Islam in Norway, etc do not have "History of". I would certainly recommend moving it to a shorter title. YourUsernameWillBePublic (talk) 22:51, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
  • YourUsernameWillBePublic, no-one expects you to stand back. If things are incorrect please correct them. Fiddle Faddle 22:56, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
  • YourUsernameWillBePublic, I'm not sure what you mean with "paragraph about Irkutsky". Irkutsk was mentioned, but that was incorrect: the 1914 mosque was planned to be built in Yakutsk, according to the source. I changed UAE back to Egypt; please see my edit summary. As for the title, I believe you are correct: Bkissin, I think we should move it back--thanks. Drmies (talk) 23:20, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
You're right, wow, I can't believe I confused Irkutsk and Yakustk in the ten seconds between reading the article and then typing the sentence...that's embarrassing for me :) Nevertheless my point stands, since Yakustk is also Arctic/FarNorth by Russian definition - so the detail on the pre-war mosque should still be included rather than removed. YourUsernameWillBePublic (talk) 02:08, 31 July 2020 (UTC)
No worries, but the pre-war mosque wasn't removed. Drmies (talk) 13:36, 31 July 2020 (UTC)

Is there anything else I need to do that I am able to do, or is this ready to go? YourUsernameWillBePublic (talk) 17:24, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

  • YourUsernameWillBePublic, please look at the Russian table with percentages--the reference doesn't work (see edit summary in history). I like the first hook, and I am not sure about ALT1--the ZTF, according to the text, built two mosques; the third one is, I suppose, the warehouse in Whitehorse, but the text does not say it was done by ZTF. Plz check if you want to run with ALT1. Thank you, Drmies (talk) 21:42, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Full review needed by new reviewer. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 01:28, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Policy compliance:

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Red XN - ?
  • Interesting: Green tickY
QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol question.svg Article moved to mainspace on July 24, and nomination within seven days. Length is adequate. Article is neutral in tone, and meets DYK sourcing requirements. All images used in the article are free licenses on the Commons. The first two images would be very suitable to the DYK image slot if incorporated into a hook. Nominator has less than five DYK credits, therefore QPQ is not required. Several concerns have been flagged for possible plagiarism. Please see here The first sentence from the opening paragraph appears verbatim from the web site listed, as does the final sentence in the European Arctic section. Also, it is not necessary to mention the Lebanese citizen by name. ALT0 is misleading, since the statement in the article says "as of 2013", whereas the proposed hook makes it seem current in the year 2020. ALT1 seems to focus more about the charity, rather than a focus on Islam in the Arctic. I suggest reorganizing ALT1. Also, please consider using the first two photos and their captions as potential hooks. I think both would draw a lot of readers to this article with those great images. So far this is a good effort for a first DYK! Flibirigit (talk) 04:09, 13 August 2020 (UTC) Flibirigit (talk) 04:09, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

I am confused by pretty much everything you said, but clicking that "CopyVio Detector" I see it indicates that this page is a copyvio of a garbage dump page that just copied the Wiki article, not vice versa. (it also copies verbatim from Islam in Iceland and elsewhere ending up with garbled nonsensical sentences). I don't object to removing the name of the Greenlander. No idea what you mean by hooks, images and alts so I think I am done with Wikipedia I have done everything I can do and spent ages trying to finetune this to make it "good enough" to compete against far less sourced, less neutral and less free articles that appear in the DYK. Just feels like a failure. — Preceding unsigned comment added by YourUsernameWillBePublic (talkcontribs)
This nomination is not a failure. It is a work in progress with a lot of potential. I am sorry to hear you are frustrated. I find that reviewing the information at Wikipedia:Did you know often helps newer contributors. I am happy to answer any specific questions. I hope you do want to continue. Flibirigit (talk) 16:58, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 24[edit]

Mary Henderson Eastman

Mary Henderson Eastman
Mary Henderson Eastman
  • ... that American historian and author Mary Henderson Eastman (pictured) earned considerable fame for advocating slaveholding in the United States? Aunt Phillis's Cabin, her book defending slavery, became a bestseller in 1852. Source: "Eastman, a Virginia native outraged by Stowe's novel, wrote Aunt Phillis's Cabin; or, Southern Life As It Is (1852), an idealized picture of slave life and a justification of slavery on religious, moral, and economic grounds. Although hastily composed and loosely structured, it was the most popular of the many anti–Uncle Tom novels written in the early 1850s, selling approximately 18,000 copies in a few weeks." American National Biography "southern women novelists and poets, many of whom had earned considerable fame... engaged in the debate with their own refutation of Stowe... Mary Henderson Eastman's Aunt Phillis's Cabin, for example, rejected Stowe..." J.D. Wells
    • ALT1: ... that American historian and author Mary Henderson Eastman (pictured) promoted both Native American rights and Black slavery? Source: "Eastman most strongly expressed her anger at whites' treatment of the Indians, criticizing both military conquerors and missionaries." American National Biography
    • ALT2: ... that American historian and author Mary Henderson Eastman, a pro-slavery and advocate of Native American rights, wrote a book that is said to have influenced Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's The Song of Hiawatha? Source: "This experience was reflected in her Dahcotah; or, Life and Legends of the Sioux Around Fort Snelling (1849), which was later said, on little real evidence, to have influenced Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Song of Hiawatha." Britannica

Created by Darwin Naz (talk). Self-nominated at 23:48, 31 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svgQuery: Article was created 8 days before nomination, which I'll waive as new enough. Article is long enough, neutral, and well cited, Earwig for the long titles and one common phrase. QPQ waived for nominator's fourth DYK. Picture is in article and displays well. The file's public domain tag should be updated to show that it is in the public domain in the United States. The hooks, however, may need some work. ALT0 and ALT2 are too long (at 211 and 208 characters, see WP:DYKQN). ALT2 is the weakest fact, per on little real evidence, so I've struck it. ALT0 and ALT1 are neutral, cited in article and verifiable. I edited the first down to about 145 characters as ALT0a. Please let me know what you think and feel free to submit new hooks. – Reidgreg (talk) 23:25, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
Hi, Reidgreg. Thanks for your input! Also, I would have made the update myself but I am unsure how to edit the image file's public domain tag. I have not made any edits at Wikimedia before. Darwin Naz (talk) 00:51, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
One of the first tags at Commons:Copyright tags/Country-specific tags § United States of America should apply (and can be added in addition to the existing tags), but I'm not certain of the image's publication history and the source website does not seem to be active. You could try asking at Commons:Village pump/Copyright, providing as much information as you can gather. You could also try contacting the original uploader, Materialscientist. – Reidgreg (talk) 08:58, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
I've updated the image file, see also the Hirtle chart. Materialscientist (talk) 07:27, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
Hi, Materialscientist. Thanks very much! Darwin Naz (talk) 23:30, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

Joaquín Bilbao

Statue of king Ferdinand III of Castile in Plaza Nueva, Seville
Statue of king Ferdinand III of Castile in Plaza Nueva, Seville

Created by Amkgp (talk). Self-nominated at 19:47, 25 July 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 25[edit]

Francisco Herrera (baseball)

  • ... that Los Angeles Dodgers ball boy Chico Herrera became an unlikely fan favorite after making impressive plays when put on the squad for preseason scrimmage games, and inspired the catchphrase "Don't Run on Chico"? Source: "Chico, No. 97, fired a strike to second base that easily beat Taylor for a double play. Both teams erupted with cheers and laughter inside an empty Dodger Stadium. The lesson was clear: Don’t run on Chico." in LA Times [16]

Created by Dominic (talk). Self-nominated at 00:45, 1 August 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, neutrally written, well referenced, no close paraphrasing seen. I have tagged one sentence where a verb seems to be missing; I don't understand what the first part of the sentence means. Image is freely licensed, though I'm wondering why a Twitter page is public domain. No QPQ needed for nominator with less than 5 DYK credits.
  • Your hook is over the maximum limit of 200 characters, but more importantly, it is not really a "hook"—that is, an interesting tidbit that will "reel" readers in to reading your article. Instead, you are saying everything there is to say about the subject and giving the reader no reason to click on the article and read more. Could you suggest a hook that is shorter and punchier? Maybe play around with the "Don't Run on Chico" part. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 00:35, 14 August 2020 (UTC)

Matsuura Takeshirō

Matsuura Takeshirō in 1885
Matsuura Takeshirō in 1885

Created by Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk). Self-nominated at 00:15, 31 July 2020 (UTC).

  • This is just a comment but given that the meaning of the hook is rather vague and doesn't clearly indicate the significance of the room only being "one mat big" for readers unfamiliar with Japanese measurements, either additional context could be added, a image of the room be included (if one can be found), or perhaps as alternatives, perhaps hooks about his career could also be proposed. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 23:01, 31 July 2020 (UTC)

ALT1: ... that Matsuura Takeshirō (pictured) explored and mapped Ezochi (including Karafuto and the Chishima Islands) before helping name Hokkaidō? Source: see images

NB ALT hook possibly more sensitive due to the disputed territories, Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 06:07, 1 August 2020 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg Substantial article, on fine sources, Japanese sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. The image is licensed, and if not taken the hook should get some detail about timing. For me, you could add to the original that he wished the room to be cremated with him, - interest-raising enough. ... Or say that he climbed a mountain three times at the end of his 70s? ALT1 has too many unfamiliar names before getting to the key, and would be better shorter, imho. I'd approve it if you wish, though. - I am not sure about "Godparent" vs. "Godfather", btw. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:16, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
The character used is the same as that in Oyakodon or "mother and child on rice" (not sure which is more objectionable); agreed, though an alt on calligraphy teachers and girls being possessed by foxes might also work.. how about, Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 12:13, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

ALT2: ... that explorer Matsuura Takeshirō (pictured) had a one-mat room in which he wished to be cremated?

ALT2 sounds good. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:36, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Yangnyeom chicken

Yangnyeom chicken
Yangnyeom chicken

Created by Jirangmoon (talk). Self-nominated at 07:00, 29 July 2020 (UTC).

ALT1: ... that the developer of Yangnyeom chicken created the dish after analyzing the leftovers of customers in his restaurant?
ALT1a: ... that the restaurateur who developed Yangnyeom chicken created the dish after analyzing his customers' leftovers?
ALT2: ... that Korean fried chicken is known as Yangnyeom chicken in Korea?
ALT2a ... that outside of Korea, Yangnyeom chicken is known as Korean fried chicken?

Policy compliance:

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: ????
  • Interesting: ????

Image eligibility:

QPQ: ????
Review is incomplete - please fill in the "status" field

Re: Yangnyeom chikin, Yangnyeom-chikin, Yangnyeom chicken. Why are we captioning this photo as Yangnyeom-chikin, the photo at the article as Yangnyeom chikin, and giving the article the title Yangnyeom chicken? It seems like we need to make these consisten. —valereee (talk) 17:31, 29 July 2020 (UTC)

Apparently chicken is the word used over chikin. I'm still not sure about the word that is used. I did a google search on borth terms, and both are commonly used. Can I Log In (talk) 05:27, 31 July 2020 (UTC)
OK Valereee, I'll consider the copyedit request as done, but the article still has some issues. I find the Directions section to be borderline encyclopedic. It like a how-to, talking to the reader. I'm not sure about WP:UNDERLINK.Can I Log In (talk) 22:40, 31 July 2020 (UTC)

Symbol redirect vote 4.svg I've done too much work at this article to continue review, so we'll need a new reviewer. —valereee (talk) 13:35, 1 August 2020 (UTC)

Sorry, but this fails the interesting criterion in my book. Is there something we could say other than just listing an ingredient? {{u|Sdkb}}talk 06:57, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
Sdkb, nom is very new and nonnative English speaker, may need some guidance, probably also a good idea to ping when their attention is needed here. I'll try to come up with a couple of alts. —valereee (talk) 12:01, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

Early contractor involvement

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 16:21, 25 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg @Dumelow: New and long enough, within policy, Earwig finds no copyvios, QPQ done. The hooks have some minor issues. For ALT0, "could lead to" is vague, and there should be an attribution ("according to ...") since it's a prediction. ALT1 isn't particularly interesting, and I think it also applies to design–build contracts. ALT2 generally checks out and I could approve it, but maybe it would be nice to try to make a version with a bit more context about the Latham Report, since it's not going to be familiar to most readers. Antony–22 (talkcontribs) 02:09, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
Thanks Antony-22. How about this variation of ALT2 - Dumelow (talk) 07:44, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Oleg Grigoriyevich Kononenko

  • ... that Soviet cosmonaut Oleg Grigoriyevich Kononenko survived an aircraft ejection on the Soviet aircraft carrier Minsk in 1979, but was killed in the crash of a Yakovlev Yak-38 fighter on the same carrier in 1980? Source: "27 декабря 1979 года в ходе отработки взлета с коротким разбегом с палубы авианесущего крейсера "Минск" в акватории Уссурийского залива самолет Як-38У, пилотируемый О.Кононенко и М.Дексбахом, потерпел аварию и рухнул в море из-за отказа системы поворота сопел. Летчикам удалось катапультироваться." ([18]) Source: "Cause of Death: Crash of Yak-38 VTOL fighter during takeoff from aircraft carrier Minsk in the South China Sea." ([19])
    • ALT1:... that Soviet cosmonaut Oleg Grigoriyevich Kononenko was selected for training as a pilot of the Buran space shuttle in 1977? Source: "12 июля 1977 года приказом №630 начальника ЛИИ зачислен в группу специальной подготовки по программе «Буран»." ([20])

Created by Gildir (talk). Self-nominated at 12:14, 25 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Hi Gildir, the article is currently too short to feature in DYk. Per the DYK criteria it must have 1,500 characters of text. Are you able to expand the article to meet this? - Dumelow (talk) 07:38, 26 July 2020 (UTC)

Death of Angira Pasi

  • ALT1: ... that as recently as May 2020, 13-year-old girl Angira Pasi was married to her alleged 25-year-old rapist by the community?
  • Reviewed: Serious Sam Double D

Created by CAPTAIN MEDUSA (talk). Self-nominated at 09:01, 25 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Comment: I did some copy edit of the article. I feel it could use some more mention of the victim being a Dalit, a low caste. – Reidgreg (talk) 12:08, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Gorkha Bridge

Created by CAPTAIN MEDUSA (talk). Self-nominated at 06:51, 25 July 2020 (UTC).

  • No it is not the first one. The most likely first one is in the upstream area of Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project (but there is no media coverage for this).nirmal (talk) 02:18, 26 July 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 26[edit]

2020 Facebook ad boycotts

  • Comment: This is my first nomination.

Moved to mainspace by N0nuun (talk). Self-nominated at 01:08, 29 July 2020 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Hi N0nuun, welcome to DYK. Your article is long enough and as this is your first DYK nomination there is no need for a QPQ. No significant copyright violation, article is long enough, and well-sourced. However, I have a couple things:
  • The "History" section looks kind of "list"-y, if you get what I mean. Maybe consider restructuring it?
  • The first sentence in the article says "were" - I thought the boycott is still ongoing? Juxlos (talk) 03:37, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Thank you so much. I have read your concerns and I will work on them over the next few days. As for your second point, by the time that the nomination would be accepted (if it does), the boycott would have already ended, as it only covered the month of July. So if it hits the Main Page in August, then most of the boycott would've already ended. Also, I would very much prefer if ALT1 gets chosen instead of the first hook, because I think it sounds better than the first. Once again, thank you very much. N0nuun (talk) 05:53, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
  • I would still recommend using present tense and replacing the lead with past tense once the boycott actually ends. But alas. Juxlos (talk) 08:59, 30 July 2020 (UTC)

Star Control 3

Improved to Good Article status by Shooterwalker (talk). Self-nominated at 23:11, 26 July 2020 (UTC).

  • If you nominate Star Control 3 for DYK, the article needs to be included in the hook (the main hook does not contain it) and the relevant hook text needs bold font and wikilinked. Schwede66 19:08, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
The first hook is also too long and is thus unsuitable: it needs to be less than 200 characters. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 12:43, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 27[edit]

Żegota Monument in Warsaw

Żegota Monument in Warsaw
Żegota Monument in Warsaw

Created by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 11:05, 28 July 2020 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Solid article on good sources, Polish sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. The image is licensed, and while we don't see details that size, it gives a good impression. - I am not happy with the wording of the hook. The fact is fine, but we ignorants (until we read further) don't know yet that Żegata is an organisation, - it needs at least be linked, but perhaps better be mentioned by name. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:14, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Jordan Pang

  • ... that in the 2019 Hong Kong local elections, university student and pro-democracy activist Jordan Pang defeated an incumbent pro-Beijing politician? Source: "By winning the Sai Wan constituency last night, a fourth-year politics and public administration student took out one of the biggest political scalps of the election: Horace Cheung. Mr Cheung is the vice-chairman of the DAB - Hong Kong's largest pro-Beijing party. Jordan Pang made his name with his articulacy and passionate advocacy of the protesters' cause as leader of the Hong Kong University Students' Union. He defeated Mr Cheung, a 45-year-old solicitor who had represented Sai Wan since 2011, by almost 800 votes: a man who was known as a "triple councillor" having held positions in the district council, Legislative Council and Executive Council." ([21])
  • Comment: I had requested to move the page to Jordan Pang

5x expanded by Corachow (talk) and CoryGlee (talk). Nominated by Corachow (talk) at 20:25, 27 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Please remember that a QPQ is still outstanding. It has been over a week since the nomination. Flibirigit (talk) 02:38, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg thank you for adding the QPQ, a full review is still needed here. Flibirigit (talk) 15:07, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

Rosemary Barton (politician)

  • ... that the Ulster Unionist Party politician Rosemary Barton highlighted concerns of intimidation from Gaelic football fans towards those who do not follow the sport? Source: Belfast Telegraph

5x expanded by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 07:44, 27 July 2020 (UTC).

  • This is a comment and not a review but given the Northern Ireland conflict and previous discussions about it on WT:DYK, ALT0 may not be a good idea for a DYK hook. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 12:15, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
  • This is also a comment and not a review but what she actually was quoted as saying was that Wikipedia's error was "shocking", not that it surprised her. —David Eppstein (talk) 23:15, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Looks like an IP vandalized the infobox in May 2017, changing the birth date to be eight years earlier, and then another six years earlier than that. The lede retained her correct birth date, but the infobox had date and age wrong. I'm dubious about running a self-referential hook, and a pretty boring one at that: politician is shocked that her age is wrong on Wikipedia (when it had been correct prior to the vandalism and corrected immediately when it was noted). BlueMoonset (talk) 23:58, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
  • I know it is a bit meta, but I thought it might be nice to have a hook showing Wikipedia taking a friendly jab at those who say we are inaccurate. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 15:18, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 28[edit]

Das Wandern ist des Müllers Lust

  • Reviewed: to come

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 09:32, 4 August 2020 (UTC).

This is taking too much of my time, sorry about that. Let's summarize: I can not support this DYK nom in any guise or form as long as the "Das Wandern ist des Müllers Lust" article still needs so much work, that is, apart from content and reference issues (as mentioned above), also grammar issues and other typos. Imho this DYK isn't going anywhere. --Francis Schonken (talk) 11:39, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
I'm back. I said rather on top that my focus was elsewhere. I reviewed now Template:Did you know nominations/Corbin Building. I don't think the article needs reworking regarding popularity, - it says that it became popular as a Wanderlied, no more. How is this:
ALT3: ... that "Das Wandern ist des Müllers Lust" ("To wander is the miller's delight"), a poem by Wilhelm Müller, became a German art song as the beginning of Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin, and a popular Volkslied set by Carl Friedrich Zöllner?
I will try to make Volkslied an article rather than the sad redirect. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:44, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
Again, the main problem lies within the article, and its inadequate sourcing (tagged now). Hence, also, "... a popular Volkslied set by Carl Friedrich Zöllner" is not covered by any reliable source afaics. Basis of the problem is, of course, AGAIN, inherited from German Wikipedia. I've had this conversation with Gerda a few times before: German Wikipedia is not a reliable source. In words she says she agrees. In deeds, she keeps translating German Wikipedia articles as if they were reliable sources – without checking, without adjusting if the text of the German Wikipedia article is not adequately covered by reliable sources. She slaps on some sources, and doesn't care whether or not these sources actually & reliably cover the German Wikipedia's text or its translation. That's what I have no time for any more, thus opposing also ALT3 (and don't think I'll agree with any future ALT before the article's issues are sorted). --Francis Schonken (talk) 04:28, 7 August 2020 (UTC)
Francis, did I even claim it's ready yet? No, I nominated when I had to, and then had more important topics to deal with, that can't be postponed. Patience please, I'm still behind on things with a deadline, which this is not. And I have nominations open that are much older, - potential reviewer: please look there. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:47, 7 August 2020 (UTC)
I think I fixed the things that raised concerns. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:05, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Communist China and the Free World's Future

Mike Pompeo during the speech
Mike Pompeo during the speech

Created by DiplomatTesterMan (talk). Self-nominated at 12:46, 30 July 2020 (UTC).

Meri Avidzba

Created by Lajmmoore (talk). Self-nominated at 13:42, 28 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Comment Abkhaz should not link to Abkhazia, the modern day de facto state which did not exist during wwii. (t · c) buidhe 02:08, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg @Lajmmoore: Long and new enough with little to no copyvio, and citations are decent all-around. Picture is public domain. Though, I don't think ALT1 is that interesting ("a pilot served in an aviation unit" is kinda a given), and regarding ALT0, I couldn't seem to find the 1,000 hours in the source? Also, this seems to be past your 5th DYK nomination, so please provide a QPQ. Juxlos (talk) 03:32, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
Thanks @Juxlos and Buidhe: - I hadn't realised I had got to 5 nominations. I haven't done any reviewing in DYK yet, so will look at the guidance today and have a go! I'll return and address the points here once I've looked at the QPQ process. Thanks (Lajmmoore (talk) 07:27, 29 July 2020 (UTC))

Articles created/expanded on July 29[edit]

National Education Policy 2020

Source: New Education Policy: Students To Learn Coding From Class 6
  • Reviewed: reviewing

Created by SerChevalerie (talk), Manasbose (talk), Banksboomer (talk), and DiplomatTesterMan (talk). Nominated by DiplomatTesterMan (talk) at 12:36, 31 July 2020 (UTC).

Budlong Pickle Company

Lyman A. Budlong
Lyman A. Budlong
  • ... that a "pickle train" delivered workers to the Budlong Pickle Company (founder pictured) in the early 20th century? See article here. Res isn't great: it reads: "Conductor John Hughes' 'pickle train' on the Northwestern road … leaves its … passengers on a lonely switch about five miles southwest of Evanston … each one … has a pasteboard ticket … reading 'Good for one passage between Clybourn junction and Budlong farm"
  • Reviewed: Ann Smith (activist)
  • Comment: This was a rescue at AfD; the nomination has been withdrawn, although the AfD template is still on the page. I'm confident that the image is in the public domain (see further description on the Commons page). The prose size script gives me 695 B for the old version and 3533 B for the current version; 5*695 = 3475 < 3533 (but only just).

5x expanded by AleatoryPonderings (talk). Created by msh210. Nominated by AleatoryPonderings at 14:18, 29 July 2020 (UTC).

Foreign funding of NGOs

Created by Buidhe (talk). Self-nominated at 02:07, 29 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg @Buidhe: New enough, long enough, well referenced, neutral enough, no copyvio issue found. Hook appears in the article and is cited. QPQ is in order. For verification purpose could you quote the part of the study that asserts higher turnout for those countries? Based on my reading it seems the paper is more about proposing a reason why the restriction of foreign funding has that effect, not about finding the effect itself. Let me know if there is something I miss. In addition, suggest organizing the #By country and #Pros and cons section to better follow MOS:PARA, especially: "Short paragraphs and single sentences generally do not warrant their own subheading" and "The number of single-sentence paragraphs should be minimized". HaEr48 (talk) 21:22, 2 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Exactly—in the abstract of the article, it states, "Drawing on the 2016 Afrobarometer survey (36 countries, 53,936 respondents), we find support for the argument that restrictive NGO laws reduce citizens’ electoral participation in national elections". In other words, in countries where it is allowed, voting is higher than where it is restricted. These are opposite conditions, one implies the other. DYK articles do not need to follow MOS and these paragraphs should be expanded with more information, not reduced into bullets. (t · c) buidhe 21:29, 2 August 2020 (UTC)
I understand, my point is, the passage you cited argues for one explanation for the effect. It does not say that the study is the one that found that effect (which is what the hook asserts). For example, if someone writes an article saying "We found that the sky is blue because ...", it does not mean that the author is the one who found that the sky is blue. HaEr48 (talk) 21:46, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

Pentacentron sternhartae

Pentacentron sternhartae fossil
Pentacentron sternhartae fossil
  • ... that researchers suggest Pentacentron fossil fruits (pictured) may belong to a different plant genus entirely? Source: "There is also a reasonable possibility that the leaves of T.hopkinsii or Tetracentron sp. of Pigg et al. (2007) were borne by the same plant as the P. sternhartae infructescences treated here" (Manchester et al 2018, pg 675)

Created by Kevmin (talk). Self-nominated at 16:08, 29 July 2020 (UTC).

Stella Immanuel

  • ... that Stella Immanuel says that space alien DNA is used in medical treatments, that reptilians run the United States government, and that she uses hydroxychloroquine to cure COVID-19? Source: 'Immanuel said in a 2015 sermon that alien DNA is used in medical treatments ... she said the government is run by “reptilians,” not humans.' [22] '"This virus has a cure. It is called hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and Zithromax," Immanuel said.' [23]

Created by TJMSmith (talk) and GreenMeansGo (talk). Nominated by EEng (talk) at 02:50, 3 August 2020 (UTC).

  • This article looks good (although we probably should hold off on passing this until the merge discussion is closed). This is a good biographical summary of a (very!) fringe subject. Meets newness, length, and policy requirements; spot check of text and cites is good. The hook is fine — but I changed one bit in the hook to avoid an abbreviation and add a link. TJMSmith, GreenMeansGo, EEng, should we shorten the hook to focus on one or two claims, rather than three? Worried about length. Symbol question.svg Neutralitytalk 00:49, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
    Rule of three (writing). As it stands now it's 182 chars. This item is potentially high-profile so the longer we hold this the more eyes will get on it and that's for the better. EEng 01:11, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
    We could probably apply Orwell's rules for writing and make it more concise.
ALT 1 ... that Stella Immanuel says alien DNA is used in medicine, reptilians run the government, and hydroxychloroquine cures COVID-19?
GMGtalk 02:04, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
I like that suggestion. Giving the Symbol confirmed.svg for ALT 1. Neutralitytalk 02:24, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
Hold it. I deliberately said space alien instead of alien because in any Trumpian context the latter has a second meaning – one which would be perfectly at home in the bizarro LSD trip that is the subject's mentation. And US government not just government because, well, there's more than one government and that's the one she was speaking of. But most importantly, hydroxychloroquine cures COVID-19 misrepresents the subject's claim, which was This virus has a cure. It is called hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and Zithromax. We need to be very careful here. EEng 04:04, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
EEng: how about ALT 2: ... that Stella Immanuel says reptilians run the U.S. government? Neutralitytalk 17:54, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
Surely you can see ALT0 is best.
On any random topic that would be as good a hook as any, but given the interest in Covid, omitting Covid will reduce clicks. And the real money's in linking Covid + space aliens + reptiles. ALT0's well under the length limit, and (not to pull rank on you, but ...) I am generally recognized as Wikipedia's greatest hooker, so please just bow down, show your fealty, and endorse ALT0. If you don't mind. Insect.[FBDB] EEng 21:44, 7 August 2020 (UTC)
Does this also involve a feudal ceremony? ;) OK, giving the Symbol confirmed.svg for ALT0. Neutralitytalk 22:01, 7 August 2020 (UTC)
More like futile. EEng 03:41, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
Wikipedia's greatest hooker Oof. GMGtalk 16:53, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
Wanna good time? EEng 03:41, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

Symbol question.svg Please ping me when the merge discussion is closed, and I'll restore the tick. It looks like there's no chance of it passing, but an article shouldn't be moved to prep while there's an ongoing merge proposal. The Squirrel Conspiracy (talk) 22:28, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 30[edit]

Margaret Clark (arsonist)

  • ... that after her execution by hanging, Margaret Clark released two pamphlets arguing her case? Source: "Satterthwayt was acquitted, but Clark was found guilty and hanged on 22 March 1680 [...] Clark went to her execution penitent, accepting her guilt, refusing to seek a pardon and protesting the truth of her allegations against Satterthwayt, repeated at length to several Anglican divines and her many visitors in gaol, and printed after her death in two pamphlets" - "Clark, Margaret [Margret]". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/67999

Moved to mainspace by Mujinga (talk). Self-nominated at 22:03, 30 July 2020 (UTC).

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Red XN - Is it just me, or should the hook read "Clark wrote two pamphlets to be released after her execution" or something similar? It appears logically impossible for someone who has been killed to release a publication after her death. It wouldn't be her personally releasing it.
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg feminist (talk) 07:42, 4 August 2020 (UTC)

  • Hi (talk) thanks for the review. Sure it's possible to publish from beyond the grave as per List of works published posthumously but yes I was going for maximum hookiness and could tone it down by adding "posthumously", see ALT1. I've also added another ALT with some words changed up ... I don't want to say she wrote the pamphlet though because she was a maid and thus probably illiterate (it's thought she dictated them) Mujinga (talk) 11:37, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
  • ALT1 ... that after her execution by hanging, Margaret Clark posthumously released two pamphlets arguing her case?Source: "Satterthwayt was acquitted, but Clark was found guilty and hanged on 22 March 1680 [...] Clark went to her execution penitent, accepting her guilt, refusing to seek a pardon and protesting the truth of her allegations against Satterthwayt, repeated at length to several Anglican divines and her many visitors in gaol, and printed after her death in two pamphlets" - "Clark, Margaret [Margret]". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/67999
  • ALT2 ... that Margaret Clark published two pamphlets from beyond the grave arguing against her execution by hanging?Source: "Satterthwayt was acquitted, but Clark was found guilty and hanged on 22 March 1680 [...] Clark went to her execution penitent, accepting her guilt, refusing to seek a pardon and protesting the truth of her allegations against Satterthwayt, repeated at length to several Anglican divines and her many visitors in gaol, and printed after her death in two pamphlets" - "Clark, Margaret [Margret]". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/67999
  • Symbol voting keep.svg for all hooks provided. Of course works can be published posthumously, but in that case it would not be the person who died who is the publisher. I will let the promoter decide whether the original hook is appropriate. I agree it's hooky. feminist (talk) 16:10, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg I undid my promotion so editors can discuss what hook can be used at this nomination page. SL93 (talk) 06:25, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
  • The discussion is not "silly" and the wording of all the alts is inappropriate. I am striking the alts in favor of better hook wording. Here is the discussion from WT:DYK:
Extended discussion from WT:DYK

Prep 1:Posthumous publication

This hook is disingenuous; she did not release it after her death. Also, this is too gruesome for the "quirky" slot IMO. Yoninah (talk) 09:46, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
she did not release it after her death - as nominator i think this is fine, we already had this discussion at the template page and there are two other approved hooks to choose from as a result. too gruesome - I don't know what the criteria for the quirky slot are, it doesn't seem that gruesome to me. Mujinga (talk) 09:53, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
The two alts also name her as the protagonist:
ALT1 ... that after her execution by hanging, Margaret Clark posthumously released two pamphlets arguing her case?
ALT2 ... that Margaret Clark published two pamphlets from beyond the grave arguing against her execution by hanging? Yoninah (talk) 10:08, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
Readers will know what the hook means and that she didn’t write them as a zombie or ghost. I don’t know about it being too gruesome, although I’m fine with darker humor. SL93 (talk) 12:12, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
I like ALT2 a lot. It's tongue in cheek enough, and not so gruesome —valereee (talk) 16:48, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
Well, I will be watching for the end result either way to see which death hook I should move out of prep 1 to another prep. SL93 (talk) 17:59, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
For what it's worth, I think we've had death-related hooks in the quirky slot in the past so I don't really see the problem with this. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:08, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
Even beyond the issue of the posthumous publication—the release was out of her hands, and someone else had to arrange for publication and distribution (we don't even know if Clark was literate), the problem I have with all three hooks is that the implication is that she was arguing her innocence, and the article states that she had admitted to the arson, which to the reader would indicate that she set the fires. Unfortunately, I can't check the Cambridge Companion source for the crucial details that detail the information used for the article and hooks, so I don't know exactly what is written there, but as it stands I don't think any of the hooks are acceptable, and the original hook the least so. A hook could, based on the article, say that Clark told onlookers that she'd written a pamphlet explaining why she committed the crime she was being hanged for, or something else could be found. If we can't find something here soon, then the hook should be pulled and a new one determined on the nomination page. BlueMoonset (talk) 01:45, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
I've specifically pointed out this issue in my review; since I disagree with Mujinga on whether this hook meets requirements, I delegated the decision to whoever is promoting this hook. Just swap it for ALT1 or ALT2. feminist (talk) 04:20, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
As I noted above, I think the problems run deeper than that. The hook that's there is clearly ineligible, but the ALTs have problems as well, and neither should be swapped in. BlueMoonset (talk) 05:18, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
I reopened the nomination page at Template:Did you know nominations/Margaret Clark (arsonist) since the issue is so divisive. SL93 (talk) 06:27, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
As stated above, this was discussed during the review and new ALTs were provided. ALTs 1 & 2 specifically don't make a claim on whether Clark was guilty or not. Mujinga (talk) 09:00, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
It's a complicated story, although all the necessary details are in the article already. Clark was convicted and was resigned to her fate, but pleaded her case in the posthumous pamphlets that she had been manipulated by a Catholic plot and bribed by Satterthwayt, who was acquitted. So she admitted staring the fire but blamed it on the Devil and Satterthwayt. I don't know if the Cambridge Companion adds much on top of the already cited ODNB, but for @BlueMoonset: here's a relevant bit of it: "Standing on a scaffold awaiting hanging for arson, Margaret Clark interrupted the proceedings to explain she had 'left an account in a writing' of her very limited complicity - and the guilt of the man was acquitted. Although Clark refers to herself as the writer, she seems to have depended on the kind of collaboration that produced depositions albeit after rather than before her trial". The hooks are currently cited to ODNB: "Satterthwayt was acquitted, but Clark was found guilty and hanged on 22 March 1680 [...] Clark went to her execution penitent, accepting her guilt, refusing to seek a pardon and protesting the truth of her allegations against Satterthwayt, repeated at length to several Anglican divines and her many visitors in gaol, and printed after her death in two pamphlets" Mujinga (talk) 09:38, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
Yoninah (talk) 11:23, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
  • I'm unstriking ATL1 and ALT2 because nobody so far has given a coherent reason why they don't work. As can be seen above, the original reviewer didn't think ALT0 worked, so I suggested some ALTs. Then we had a discussion elsewhere which was silly because people just revisited the original problem without reading the review. I can still AGF here but I have to say it's disheartening to create content, then put it to DYK and then go through these rather unfriendly discussions. To reply to the objections to the new hooks as they stand: two alts also name her as the protagonist of course they do, who else would they name? the problem I have with all three hooks is that the implication is that she was arguing her innocence ALTs 1 & 2 do not say anything about innocence, just that she was arguing her case, there is a difference here. Mujinga (talk) 10:08, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
  • "Satterthwayt was acquitted, but Clark was found guilty and hanged on 22 March 1680 [...] Clark went to her execution penitent, accepting her guilt, refusing to seek a pardon and protesting the truth of her allegations against Satterthwayt, repeated at length to several Anglican divines and her many visitors in gaol, and printed after her death in two pamphlets" (ODNB)
  • "Standing on a scaffold awaiting hanging for arson, Margaret Clark interrupted the proceedings to explain she had 'left an account in a writing' of her very limited complicity - and the guilt of the man was acquitted. Although Clark refers to herself as the writer, she seems to have depended on the kind of collaboration that produced depositions albeit after rather than before her trial" (Cambridge Companion)
  • Mujinga (talk) 10:09, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Mujinga: you're going to need someone else to be a lawyer for this hook besides you. The reviewer, myself, and others at WT:DYK have all said that this hook is nonsensical. A dead person cannot posthumously released two pamphlets (ALT1) or published two pamphlets (ALT2). That's what I meant by being the "protagonist" (Wiktionary: "An advocate or champion of a cause or course of action"), though I see I used that word incorrectly. If you don't have another hook idea, I will try to suggest one. Yoninah (talk) 11:18, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Please don't ping me again for this Yoninah, I am already watching. The reviewer, myself, and others at WT:DYK have all said that this hook is nonsensical - that is a really gross misrepresentation and I hope on reflection you can see that. The reviewer, feminist, said at the discussion "Just swap it for ALT1 or ALT2" and three other people (Narutolovehinata5, SL93, valereee) said they were ok with the suggested ALTs for various reasons. The only people who don't like the ALTs are you and BlueMoonset, I've already tried twice now to explain to BlueMoonset why saying "the problem I have with all three hooks is that the implication is that she was arguing her innocence" doesn't fit to the situation, so I am still waiting to hear why ALTs 1 and 2 don't work. I don't think that's being a lawyer, I think that's trying to get to the bottom of it. By all means suggest some new hooks, that would be a positive contribution. Maybe another word for "published" or "released" if that is the sticking point? Mujinga (talk) 11:42, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
  • ALT3: ... that while awaiting her execution by hanging for the crime of arson, Margaret Clark told onlookers she had recorded her motives in a pamphlet, which was then printed posthumously? Yoninah (talk) 22:43, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Or something instead of recorded her motives, like: argued her case, argued for her limited culpability, argued her innocence (though she did admit to it). Yoninah (talk) 22:51, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
  • I've restruck ALT1 and ALT2. As noted more than once above, a dead person cannot publish anything after they've died, and the insistence that "posthumously released" is a valid locution when said to have been done by the dead person simply does not stand up. I'd be very leery of "argued her innocence" given that she admitted her arson. There is an implication in "argued her case" to my American eyes that initially led me to believe she published to argue her innocence, but it doesn't seem to be an issue for anyone else, so I'll drop it. BlueMoonset (talk) 02:24, 14 August 2020 (UTC)

Rhythm Is It!

Royston Maldoom
Royston Maldoom
  • Reviewed: Matsuura Takeshirō
  • Comment: I'm sorry, I'm a day late - again. Other hooks to speak about a miracle welcome.

5x expanded by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 22:43, 7 August 2020 (UTC).

Kolkata Metro

Improved to Good Article status by ArnabSaha (talk). Self-nominated at 19:16, 30 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Given this is a recent GA, everything is fine except I am having trouble finding a reference that clearly supports the claim (present only in lead and unreferenced) that it was the first proposed system of this type in India? No qualms about it being the first operational, but can we get a quote for the 'first proposed'? If not I suggest this claim is removed from hook and the lead. The QPQ check tool is broken (or simply fails to confirm the nom has never submitted a DYK before), so I am assuming QPQ is not needed (But it is always welcome!). --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 02:37, 7 August 2020 (UTC)
Piotrus, Hi. it was proposed by the British in 1919-20. see the "early attempts" section. also, this is my 3rd dyk, so didnt do qpq. ❯❯❯   S A H A 09:34, 7 August 2020 (UTC)
ArnabSaha But does the source clearly say it was the first proposed, or that no other propositions of its type were made before? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 01:11, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
Piotrus, till date no other document has been found. no sources mention any other cities. also, Kolkata was the capital of India till 1911, the British used to build things in Kolkata (example-Tram). the imes of India and theprint sources might help. it says
1) "As per records, for the British, ... They were keen that people avoid the additional expenses of of living in the city and migrate to places like ‘Dum Dum an Baraset"
2) "The underwater tube rail in Kolkata was planned by the British government when they were building a tunnel under the Thames river in London"
3) "the East-West Metro project across the Hooghly was conceptualised by the British in 1921, at the same time as the river Thames was being tunnelled in London" ❯❯❯   S A H A 06:33, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
ArnabSaha Hmmm. I'll ping another experienced DYK reviewer User:Yoninah for the second opinion whether the word proposed is ok. I am still concerned that if no source says so outright it borders on WP:OR. Lack of source to the contrary is not necessarily a confirmation of the fact. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 02:15, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
Piotrus, OK. also, I checked multiple Indian cities article, no one mentions before Kolkata. ❯❯❯   S A H A 04:45, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
For what it is worth, I think you are right, but that doesn't mean we can say so per WP:OR. Which is why I asked for another opinion on this. WP:NOTTRUTH etc. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 04:49, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
I have 1 more thing to add. Even if the British proposal source is controversial, the 1950 Indian proposal can be considered. As per the official website, "It was Dr. B.C. Roy, the then Chief Minister of West Bengal, who for the first time conceived the idea in 1949 of building an Underground Railway" and "With a view to finding out an alternative solution to alleviate the suffering of the Kolkatans, the Metropolitan Transport Project (Rlys) was set up in 1969." ❯❯❯   S A H A 07:54, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 31[edit]

Eusebio Leal

Eusebio Leal
Eusebio Leal

5x expanded by Bloom6132 (talk). Self-nominated at 01:42, 2 August 2020 (UTC).

Frank A. Howard

Created by Jon698 (talk). Self-nominated at 18:50, 31 July 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on August 1[edit]

À la poupée

Mary Cassatt, The Fitting, 1890,
Mary Cassatt, The Fitting, 1890,
  • ... that sometimes it took Mary Cassatt and a printer 8 hours hard work to make 8 or 10 coloured prints (example pictured) using à la poupée inking? Source: Cassatt wrote: "...Sometimes we worked all day (eight hours) both as hard as we could work and only printed eight or ten proofs in the day". Quoted in Ives, Colta Feller, The Great Wave: The Influence of Japanese Woodcuts on French Prints, pp 45-46, 1974, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, ISBN 0-87099-098-5

5x expanded by Johnbod (talk). Self-nominated at 19:02, 8 August 2020 (UTC).

Theodor Scheidl

  • Reviewed: to come

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 17:13, 6 August 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg The article is new enough and long enough, and most of it is well-referenced. His Olympic results don't appear to be cited, so I'd suggest doing that, as it should be possible to find something that verifies them. The blurb formatting has one issue: an excess period before the question mark. Getting rid of that makes the blurb exactly 200 characters by my count, and the fact strikes me as quite interesting. I'll AGF on the sources, since I can't read in German and can't access the Grove biography. Fix those couple of little issues and finish a QPQ review and this should be good to go. Giants2008 (Talk) 15:30, 7 August 2020 (UTC)
    Thank you for the review! I reviewed now Template:Did you know nominations/Four for McGovern, and the dot taken away - you could do that next time ;) - The sports stuff is here, I found that among the external links, so thought it's possibly not reliable. What can we do? The Athens Olympic results are in several sources, - we could drop the others if needed, or source to this website? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:05, 7 August 2020 (UTC)
    • Sports-Reference websites have passed muster at FAC before, so I think that page will be fine for citing Olympic results, which is all it would be used for. Giants2008 (Talk) 19:17, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Church Row, Hampstead

  • ... that Henry Cavendish calculated that the time difference between Church Row in Hampstead and Great Marlborough Street was 10.2 seconds? Source: "Cavendish began these observations by stating the distance between his town house and country house: Hampstead is 182 miles or 10.2 seconds of time west of Marlborough street..." Footnote on pg. 230 of Cavendish by Christa Jungnickel and Russell McCormmach, American Philosophical Society, 1996 [25])

Created by No Swan So Fine (talk). Self-nominated at 13:47, 6 August 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg @No Swan So Fine: article is new enough (created 1 August), plenty long enough (4618 characters), and within policy. QPQ is done. The hook is referenced and interesting. According to [26] it's 1.82 miles, but I think it's about 4 miles in reality, so it is odd. I'm not sure how 10.2 seconds converts into distance here, the conversion from 10.2s to 1.82 miles gives 642 miles/s, which isn't the speed of light or sound. It might be better to use a different hook, perhaps one about Wells. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 15:27, 7 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on August 2[edit]

Helen Ballard

Created by Victuallers (talk). Nominated by Mujinga (talk) at 22:37, 9 August 2020 (UTC).

St. Michael, Fürth

St. Michael, Fürth
St. Michael, Fürth
  • ... that the tower of St. Michael (pictured), a church begun in the 12th century, has for centuries dominated Fürth's skyline? Source: several

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 21:59, 9 August 2020 (UTC).

Franklin La Du Ferguson

  • Reviewed: Under 5 noms
  • Comment: Regarding ALT0, Thelin is definitely a reliable source, but I think his use of "evidently" would require that we do so here as well unless we can find another reliable source that's more definitive.

Converted from a redirect by Sdkb (talk). Self-nominated at 21:59, 7 August 2020 (UTC).

Herbert Leuninger

  • ... that the Catholic priest Herbert Leuninger was co-founder and speaker of Pro Asyl, as a "loudspeaker" for the interests of refugees? Source: several, especially [30] which has "Lautsprecher" (= loudspeaker) in the headline

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 09:29, 3 August 2020 (UTC).

Francis Rosa

  • ... that journalist Francis Rosa traveled with the Boston Bruins and "became one of the family"? [31]NOTE: The mention of traveling with the team is in a separate part of the source article, further down from the quote of "became one of the family" by Harry Sinden.

Created by Flibirigit (talk). Self-nominated at 00:39, 3 August 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on August 3[edit]

Three Pieces for Orchestra (Berg)

  • ... that Alban Berg dedicated his Three Pieces for Orchestra to his teacher "Arnold Schönberg with immeasurable gratitude and love" for his 40th birthday in September 1914? Source: several
  • Reviewed: Mandeep Dhillon
  • Comment: The birthday was on 13 September, but the score not "completed" until 23 September (and still changed until 1915, and revised in 1929 ... - I guess the birthday is the best date. There's a good image in the article but he is 13 years too old.

5x expanded by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 07:38, 10 August 2020 (UTC).

I hope so, but is this one 5x expanded? (if so, I wouldn't be so purist about the image), Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 01:00, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

Willenhall House

Designs for Willenhall House, 1829
Designs for Willenhall House, 1829
  • ... that all that remains of Willenhall House (design pictured) in north London are the gateposts?
    • ALT1:... that ...?
  • Reviewed: To be done

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 19:44, 8 August 2020 (UTC).

  • Doing.... -Nizil (talk) 05:16, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg I enjoyed reading this article. New, long enough, neutral, cited, hook interesting, hook short enough, image free and inline citation for hook. I did minor copyediting. QPQ required. I also suggest filling up the infobox, especially Coordinates, not necessary for DYK but good for readers.-Nizil (talk) 05:16, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
  • I have cropped the image to remove blank parts. The image is low-resolution and would not look good with DYK. The house is visible in image but no text is readable. Image caption mentions "Designs for Willenhall House by John Buonarotti Papworth, 1829". You have uploaded it as your "own work". Do you own that image? If yes, please upload better quality scan. If image is in public domain, please license it as a public domain image. Regards,-Nizil (talk) 05:23, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
I think image of the gatepost would be interesting enough as well for this DYK. -Nizil (talk) 05:31, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the detailed review and spotting the error in the licence which I have corrected. I have found a higher resolution image which I have cropped and substituted above. It's not perfect but should be good enough to run and will intrigue those interested in architectural design. Philafrenzy (talk) 08:35, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Thank you. The new image is far better and enough for DYK. Thanks for updating infobox as well. Hook is sourced from offline source which I am accepting in good faith. Now only QPQ is pending.-Nizil (talk) 07:22, 10 August 2020 (UTC)


A plate of Necci from Tuscany
A plate of Necci from Tuscany
  • ... that a Neccio (pictured) is cooked using iron disks with long sleeves put on the fireplace? Source: "...Per ottenere i necci si usano ... dei dischi di ferro di un certo spessore con un lungo manico per facilitare la cottura sul fuoco del camino..." ([33])
    • ALT1:... that although nowadays the Neccio (pictured) is considered a dessert, peasants used to eat it with salty food? Source: "Oggi si tende a considerare il neccio come un dolce, ma le popolazioni rurali lo consumavano accompagnato con vivande salate" ([34])

Created by Alessandro57 (talk). Self-nominated at 17:12, 3 August 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg @Alessandro57: Enjoyed reading this. Article is new and long enough. Hooks are cited, I personally think ALT1 is more interesting. The last sentence of the Preparation section and the last sentence of the Stuffed Necci section are missing citations. Maybe I’m too nitpicky, but some phrasing reads like commentary, e.g. “the greatest difficulty” and “elaborate”—I recommend modifying to a more encyclopedic tone or attributing the words to their author. QPQ is still pending. —Al Ameer (talk) 02:31, 5 August 2020 (UTC) -->
  • Symbol question.svg Nominator has been given a reminder to do a QPQ. Flibirigit (talk) 01:45, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on August 4[edit]

Ludwig Hoelscher

  • ... that the cellist Ludwig Hoelscher, who played string quartets at home at age nine, performed world premieres of more than 50 compositions? Source: several
  • Reviewed: to come

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 21:04, 10 August 2020 (UTC).

  • I forgot to mention: birthday 23 August. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:39, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

Bridges Hall of Music

Bridges Hall of Music, completed in 1915
Bridges Hall of Music, completed in 1915
  • ... that the pipe organ of the Bridges Hall of Music at Pomona College consists of 3,519 pipes and weighs 20 short tons (40,000 lb)? Source: [35] "The organ was replaced [in 2001] too, with the new one boasting 3,519 pipes and a weight of 20 tons."
  • Reviewed: I'm under 5 nominations for now, but I left a comment at Yangnyeom chicken
  • Comment: I'm not sure what the best unit is for presenting the weight of the organ. I know "ton" can have different meanings in different regions, so I tried using {{Convert}}, but it came out a little clunky.

Created by Sdkb (talk). Self-nominated at 09:06, 8 August 2020 (UTC).

  • Comment: I'd suggest having one metric measurement and one US standard measurement: ...and weights 40,000lb (18,000 KG)
    @Pi: Sounds good. So that would be {{convert|40000|lb}}, producing 40,000 pounds (18,000 kg). {{u|Sdkb}}talk 03:31, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

List of current members of the Kenyan National Assembly, Samuel Arama, Dennitah Ghati, Gladys Boss Shollei, Sabina Wanjiru Chege, County woman representative (Kenya)

Created by Pi (talk). Self-nominated at 00:28, 8 August 2020 (UTC).

Verraco of the bridge

Verraco of the bridge
Verraco of the bridge

Created by Alan Islas (talk). Self-nominated at 04:30, 6 August 2020 (UTC).

  • Comment would be better adding "prehistoric" or "Iron Age" before verraco. Also the article should explain these a bit at the start, rather than assuming readers know what they are. We don't. Johnbod (talk) 19:08, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Hi Johnbod, thanks for the comment. I've rewritten parts of the lead and the beginning of the history section, hopefully providing a better explanation. I've also modified the hooks per your suggestion, and adding a bit more. Alan Islas (talk) 05:59, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Alt0 is infinitely more interesting than alt1 and alt2, imo. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 11:28, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Charrandas Persaud

  • ... that in 2018, Guyanese politician Charrandas Persaud voted against his own party in a vote of no confidence, causing his party to lose by one vote? Source: [36] "On Dec. 21, the MP set off a political firestorm when he made the unprecedented move of voting against his own government in a no-confidence motion tabled by the opposition, effectively triggering an early election." ... "But because the government — a coalition between A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance for Change (AFC) — won the 2015 election by just one seat, Persaud's vote in the no-confidence motion tabled by the opposing People's Progressive Party (PPP) passed by a margin of 33-32."

Created by Joseph2302 (talk). Self-nominated at 14:49, 5 August 2020 (UTC).

Closed on Sunday

Improved to Good Article status by Kyle Peake (talk). Self-nominated at 07:53, 5 August 2020 (UTC).

Statue of Almanzor

  • ... that the Spanish city of Algeciras took down a statue of a slave trader for restoration in 2013 and never put it back? Source: Almanzor's slave trading is cited in references 3 and 4 (number 3 is a pdf that can be found on Google) and further in his own article. References 6 and 7 are about town hall debates in 2016 and 2017 on the whereabouts of the statue. Reference 1 from this week refers to "La estatua de Almanzor que fue retirada en Algeciras" (The statue of Almanzor that was taken down in Algeciras) and "A falta del monumento de Algeciras, sólo hay una estatua de Almanzor en España". (In the absence of the monument in Algeciras, there is only one statue of Almanzor in Spain")
    • ALT1:... that ...?
  • Comment: This is something that piqued my interest - those who wanted to take down the statue of a slave trader from a long-gone era of different values were a right-wing party, while those who want it back up and are talking about "erasing our local history" are from the left. This is the opposite to what we have seen in the US and even in the exact same region as this statue. That would make good clickbait. However I'd be loathe to mention any political party in this hook, as that would seem partisan.

Created by Unknown Temptation (talk). Self-nominated at 22:07, 4 August 2020 (UTC).

  • @Unknown Temptation: Symbol question.svg Hi, welcome to DYK. The article is just long enough, and there are no copyright violations. Something I'd like to verify, though:
  • The last sentence in the article says that "the statue is still missing", while it was "found in a warehouse" in 2016?
  • I would use "haven't" instead of "never" - for all we know they will put it back there next week.
Juxlos (talk) 11:14, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Hi Juxlos: I will edit the article now to correct this. Maybe "missing from view" would be accurate, but not missing, as we have at least in 2017 a "sighting". That is a good observation from yourself. I also prefer your use of tense. Do I have to write the hook again and have it reviewed again, or will an admin just write it for the main page with your wording? Thanks Unknown Temptation (talk) 22:50, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

Henry Seamount

  • ... that Henry Seamount was hydrothermally active in the last 4,000 years even though it is 126 million years old?

Moved to mainspace by Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk). Self-nominated at 20:21, 4 August 2020 (UTC).

QPQ: Red XN - Not done
Overall: Symbol question.svg (t · c) buidhe 06:39, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

@Buidhe:QPQ incoming. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 09:54, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on August 5[edit]

Hoshimachi Suisei

  • Reviewed: To be done

Created by Sacchisachi (talk). Self-nominated at 10:22, 11 August 2020 (UTC).

Elastomeric respirator

An elastomeric respirator as cybergoth fashion
An elastomeric respirator as cybergoth fashion
  • ... that elastomeric respirators are used in medicine, agriculture, and fashion? Source: each individually cited, with a section on each in article (agriculture's section is split with other industries)
    • ALT1:... that elastomeric respirators have been used against everything from COVID-19 to conventionality of costume? ditto; I don't think the idea that cybergoth wear is deliberately unconventional is likely to be challenged, but I can probably source it if needed.
    • ALT2:... that elastomeric respirators are used not only to protect against COVID-19 and tear gas, but also as fashion items (pictured)?
  • Reviewed: Cartography of Palestine
  • Comment: Still a few uncited sentences, should be fixed tomorrow. More hook suggestions welcome.

Created/expanded by HLHJ (talk) and John P. Sadowski (NIOSH) (talk). Nominated by HLHJ (talk) at 05:01, 11 August 2020 (UTC).

Shooting of Greg Gunn

  • ... that Aaron Cody Smith, who fatally shot Greg Gunn in 2016, was the first Montgomery Police officer to be arrested immediately after an officer-involved shooting? Source: They also described Smith as "the first and only Montgomery Police Officer ever to be arrested and charged immediately after an officer-involved shooting." [39]

Improved to Good Article status by GeneralNotability (talk). Self-nominated at 13:27, 5 August 2020 (UTC).

  • Comment: Didn't do a QPQ, this is my second DYK. I'm aware that this is a place where we need to tread carefully given BLP concerns, but I think the description is appropriately neutral ("shot" rather than, say, "killed" or "murdered") and his own defense team is the source of this hook. GeneralNotability (talk) 13:29, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment: I've done some crime articles and I think this is fine. He's been convicted so it can be treated as fact, even if he is appealing. I strengthened it to "fatally shot", linked the police force, and cut a little redundancy to tighten it up. Full review forthcoming. – Reidgreg (talk) 19:41, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Query: Article nominated the day promoted to GA, long enough, neutral (though I'd have liked to see the GA be a bit broader, including the autopsy results that indicated heroin in the victim's system[1]), well cited, no copyvio detected. Confirmed nominator's second DYK, QPQ waived. Hook is formatted, of good length. However, the source for "immediately after" is Smith's defense attorneys who were trying to establish prejudice against their client in a motion to change the trial venue, while the fact is that the arrest came on March 2, a week after the incident. I feel that it isn't neutral as it's trying to push an agenda, and to say one week is immediate is a bit of a stretch. I feel that needs a rephrase, or a new hook. – Reidgreg (talk) 19:58, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

Ryūkyū Disposition

Riukiu as the Colossus of Rhodes
Riukiu as the Colossus of Rhodes

Created by Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk). Self-nominated at 12:20, 6 August 2020 (UTC).

Farrah Fawcett red swimsuit poster

  • Comment: My first article in the English Wikipedia. It is a translation of the German article which was also written by me. Too bad, we cannot use the Fair use image on the main page.

Created by Redrobsche (talk). Self-nominated at 19:30, 5 August 2020 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Attractive, well-sourced, - thank you! On good sources, offline sources accepted AGF. As we may not use the poster, I'd prefer the ALT, but could we describe a bit why? - I have a few questions regarding the article and its title, some need to be done, others just suggestion. Title: none of the sources uses that title, so why should we? I don't see "red" in a header, just "Swimsuit poster", probably capital as the name of one specific poster. Also, it doesn't belong to her, and she didn't make it, so why possessive? How about Farrah Fawcett Swimsuit poster. Even if it stays as it is, it will have to be moved because it's the wrong quotation mark for the English Wikipedia. Article: I miss an infobox, because at a glance it looks like a Faucett biography. {{infobox artwork}}, perhaps? - In the article, one thing that has to change is "we see" and "one" (man). "we" is a no-no-word in the English Wikipedia, DYK? - Perhaps read the article loud to yourself, checking for singular-plural match, word repetition, vocabulary ("assures herself"?) and such things. I confess to not understand the Monroe comparison, please try harder there. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:16, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
ps: Even if you move the article, don't move this template! Just adjust in the hook, and a friend will do the rest. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:17, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
Hi Gerda, I deleted the "'s" from the title but I leaved the "red" in it. Chadwick Roberts writes "Farrah Fawcett’s ‘‘red swimsuit’’ poster" when he starts to speaking about it. There are several other websites that uses "red". I looked at the articles in the Category:Color photographs and there are many that have no infobox. Infoboxes are not used in the German Wikipedia as often as they are used here and I'm not a fan of them in most cases. So I would prefer to leave it out. I reformulated some of the sentences in the article (for example the Monroe part) and corrected some typos. I do not speak English at a near native level, so it would be very nice if you would change the mistakes you find yourself.
Thank you for explaining. A nominator's wishes are important to me. No need to say anything about the German Wikipedia here, - this is different. Thank you for moving, - I adjusted the hooks.
Mandarax, can you please work the article-was-moved-magic?
The article needs more copy-editing, but I'm not the right person. I'm also German, + not familiar with the topic. Not sure whom to ask. I'll do a round of ce, and then please check if it still means what you want. If you don't want an infobox, please make sure that all information expected there is in the lead: taken when, by whom, commissioned by whom, sales. Description: do you think someone blind reading the description would expect the photo to be as it is? I miss, for example, that her right hand is not in it, nor feet, and a description of the blanket. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:25, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
Done. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 21:35, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
Thank you! Redrobsche, I did my round, - possibly too much to still review, but if someone thinks so, they can do the review ;) - I also linked the article a few times, so people watching the other articles (company, designer, Charlie's Angels, some others) may see it's there, and work on it. Most of the other mentionings didn't have "red", by the way. - I read somewhere that it first appeared in Life & Style (magazine), - should that be mentioned? I feel that "Analysis" is too much one person's view, - are there others? - One more: should the article mention "known for Charlie's Angels" played later"? ... because we should not expect readers to know who she is, iconic poster or not. - See you tomorrow. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:45, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
Next day. I wonder if we could combine the hooks:
ALT2: ... that the iconic 1976 Farrah Fawcett swimsuit poster, regarded as the best-selling poster, is exhibited in the Smithsonian together with the swimsuit?
I thought about "red" more, and ask you consider that it suggests a "red red" (such as in the American flag) while the wonderful feature of the poster is that the colour of the fabric with her skin color (which is not mentioned, yet), instead of standing out and taking away from the focus on her face. I suggest to add that her body fills most of the poster, cropped, and that she sits like on a meadow or blanket, not like on a chair, also cropped. Perhaps we should also mention that the swimsuit has no other color and decoration, - it's plain and restrained. Other idea: use a pic of Fawcett which is free, in the article and perhaps even in a hook, because - again - we should not rely on people having heard her name. I talked to younger people yesterday (German and American) who never heard it. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:47, 7 August 2020 (UTC)

Selah (Kanye West song)

Improved to Good Article status by Kyle Peake (talk). Self-nominated at 11:03, 5 August 2020 (UTC).

2003 World Snooker Championship

5x Expanded by Lee Vilenski (talk). Self-nominated at 20:23, 5 August 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg @Lee Vilenski: Drive by comment: Since this article was made in 2006, you would have to update this nomination to state what it qualifies under. Based on the August 1st edit, I persume it'd be a 5x one as it's not a newly made or GA article. I don't have access to the Almanac so I can't fully review it. I'll leave that for someone else. Also, a QPQ is needed. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 18:53, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
Whoops, it's a 5x expansion. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 18:55, 8 August 2020 (UTC)

Badnam Basti

5x expanded by Ashwin147 (talk). Self-nominated at 06:06, 6 August 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Full review will be to follow, but before this is to be done, I suggest that the article be given a copyedit for grammar and punctuation (some references come before punctuation when they should come after). Article requirements do appear to be met. Of the two hooks, ALT0 is more interesting to a broad audience, but it seems to contradict a part of the article: it states that the film was considered a gay film, but this was contradicted by its director. Perhaps an additional hook that mentions that could also be proposed? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 06:32, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
I've made a request for copyediting at WP:GOCE/R. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:43, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
I've fixed the issues on punctuation and referencing you've mentioned. Despite the director's refutation, the label appears to have stuck. Whether the characters are gay or bisexual is also debatable. I think all the media sources refer to the movie as being India's first gay movie but the cited books are more nuanced. So perhaps ALT0 can be accepted? Ashwin147 (talk) 11:27, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
A revised version that mentions the director's contradiction could work in that case. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:50, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
Where in the cited link does the director contradict this label? I think I'm missing out on something. Ashwin147 (talk) 05:36, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
The relevant quote from the article is Although the movie has been labelled as India's first gay movie, Badnam Basti neither explicitly depicted nor identified the male characters as gay.. Perhaps "contradicted" is not the correct term here, instead it could be "unconfirmed" or similar wording. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 07:00, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
Then I suggest that ALT0 be approved since the hook does not contradict the cited line and there is a discussion on the latter half of that line under the heading of Production. Any addition is likely to render the hook too wordy. Ashwin147 (talk) 09:21, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on August 6[edit]

Acanthurus polyzona

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 13:15, 12 August 2020 (UTC).

  • starting review--Kevmin § 16:46, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svgArticle newly expanded, and over 5X in new length. Article is neutral and cited. Hook is cited, source article in French, and matches hook based on google translate. I do not find any sources that use the term Zebra Tang for this species though. the linked citations give the common names as black-barred surgeonfish.--Kevmin § 16:54, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
@Kevmin:"Zebra tang" seems quite common in the aquarium trade but "black-barred surgeonfish" is more common elsewhere. I have added a reference and would prefer to call it zebra fish in the hook as being much snappier. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 17:36, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
zebra fish is already used for Danio rerio which is very common in the aquarium trade as well, while Acanthurus triostegus more often is called a surgeonfish by the reliable sources--Kevmin § 17:50, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Vera Little

  • Reviewed: Conte (literature)
  • Comment: She caused a sensation (and booos) back then as the first black singer at the house, before Jessye Norman, but our young readers will probably not understand ;)

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 14:36, 11 August 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new and long enough. It is neutral and cites sources inline. "Earwig's Copyvio Detector" reports no text similarities for English-language sources. The hook is well-formatted and interesting. Hook fact is cited inline, but 1) no explicit citing is provided for the word "mezzo-soprano" in the article. 2) Hook length exceeds limit (200) by 7 characters. QPQ was done. I'll approve after the a.m. two issues are addressed. CeeGee 09:40, 14 August 2020 (UTC)

Nicholas Robertson (ice hockey)

  • Reviewed: TBD

Created by HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk). Self-nominated at 22:02, 6 August 2020 (UTC).

George V's 1911 hunting trip in Nepal

King George V (right) with Prime Minister Chandra Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana with a hunt
King George V (right) with Prime Minister Chandra Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana with a hunt

Created by CAPTAIN MEDUSA (talk). Self-nominated at 15:44, 6 August 2020 (UTC).

5D Chess With Multiverse Time Travel

  • Reviewed: TBD

Moved to mainspace by Juxlos (talk). Self-nominated at 11:05, 6 August 2020 (UTC).

Current nominations[edit]

Articles created/expanded on August 7[edit]

The Delectable Negro

  • ... that The Delectable Negro describes how Nat Turner's body was turned into medicinal grease? Source: "Woodard carefully and compellingly links scenes of actual cannibalism—including the transformation of Nat Turner's body into “medicinal” grease (172)—to the starvation of slaves and to more metaphysical, parasitic relations that use the enslaved person’s body to fuel the construction of whiteness." –The American Historical Review
  • Reviewed: Berry Boswell Brooks
  • Comment: Request that this be held for August 21, when Nat Turner's rebellion began.

Created by Gobonobo (talk). Self-nominated at 03:13, 12 August 2020 (UTC).

  • Reviewing this here. Comments below!

Policy compliance:

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Red XN - Hook says medicinal grease, but citation says "medicinal" grease-- the distinction seems to be important.
  • Interesting: Green tickY
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg I think a slight tweak to this hook will get this there. Great work here. Nomader (talk) 04:49, 14 August 2020 (UTC)

Exercise Ardent

  • ... that 1952's Exercise Ardent was the largest air exercise since World War II, involving over 1,300 aircraft and 200,000 personel? Source: Ward and Gough

Created by Maury Markowitz (talk). Self-nominated at 17:17, 11 August 2020 (UTC).

Reviewd Karthyayani Amma

Washington District

Part of the Washington District
Part of the Washington District

Created by Antony-22 (talk). Self-nominated at 03:23, 9 August 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are accepted, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. A QPQ has been done. The image is ineligible for DYK because it is not present in the article. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 13:01, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Battle of York (867)

Created by CSJJ104 (talk). Self-nominated at 16:39, 8 August 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg The article appears to contain several grammatical errors, in particular in relation to the general references made to the Viking side; in addition, further editing of the individual categories within the article may remain necessary, as well as further references. Following further work on the article, it may qualify for the Did You Know? section. SurenGrig07 (talk) 22:34, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
?? I've changed a couple of things, & it looks ok to me, except for lower-casing "vikings", which I'm not used to, but i'm not sure is actually wrong. Johnbod (talk) 00:07, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
Don't want to butt in, but both the main Vikings wiki article and the source that's given for the hook consistently spell it "Vikings" with an uppercase V. -- Arcaist contribs • talk 11:05, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
I was unsure of the capitalisation of Viking, but I've now completed the work others started by using a capital v, and in using the traditional spellings of Osberht, Ælla, etc. These spellings should probably be updated in the hook as well, does this require an alternative hook be proposed? I will also admit I'm not sure about the specifics of categories, but what was the issue with them here? CSJJ104 (talk) 12:39, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
I'd just change them now. I've made 2 changes to categories. Johnbod (talk) 13:43, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
Updated spelling in hook. CSJJ104 (talk) 16:47, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Avrodh the Siege Within

  • Reviewed: reviewing

5x expanded by DiplomatTesterMan (talk). Self-nominated at 10:03, 8 August 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on August 8[edit]


  • ... that Niacin is a vitamin, but also the first cholesterol-lowering drug, pre-dating statins by decades? From end of History section: "In 1955, Altschul and colleagues described large amounts of niacin as having a lipid-lowering property.[109] As such, niacin is the oldest known lipid-lowering drug.[110] Lovastatin, the first 'statin' drug, was first marketed in 1987.[111]"

Improved to Good Article status by David notMD (talk). Self-nominated at 01:59, 14 August 2020 (UTC).

James R. Shepley

  • ... that James R. Shepley coined "Merrill's Marauders" as a reporter, wrote inaccurately about the hydrogen bomb as a book author, and birthed HBO as an executive? Source: see footnotes 1,2, and 9 for the first part, 18 and 19 for the second part, and 7 and 34 for the third part

Created by Wasted Time R (talk). Self-nominated at 23:15, 12 August 2020 (UTC).

Japan National Route 12

  • ... that Japan National Route 12 has the longest straight section of highway in Japan? Source: "日本一の直線道路は、北海道の札幌市と旭川市を結ぶ国道12号線の途中、美唄(びばい)市~滝川市間に存在します" [42]

5x expanded by Mccunicano (talk). Self-nominated at 10:11, 11 August 2020 (UTC).

Jews and the American Slave Trade; Jews, Slaves and the Slave Trade: Setting the Record Straight

  • Reviewed: Kolkata Metro
  • Comment: ALT1 is probably the most hooky, given the sound bites. Main and ALT2 are more 'tame', and I couldn't think of how to reword ALT2 to avoid repeating the book title twice, feel free to suggest more ALTs if needed. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:52, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Created by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 03:52, 9 August 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Piotrus, I've updated the template as you requested. This is ready for review as a two-article nomination. BlueMoonset (talk) 13:33, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

Heartbroken Angels

Created by Morgan695 (talk). Self-nominated at 23:03, 8 August 2020 (UTC).

Hainer Hill

Hainer Hill c. 1956
Hainer Hill c. 1956
  • Reviewed: Whoosh!
  • Comment: He was an apprentice to be a house painter, then trained to be a painter, then went to stage design, did it in Berlin where he also took all these now cherished pics as a document of Brechts work, then came The Wall and he had to find something else, and found it in the new house in Dortmund. I'd like to mention this opera because "Mathis the Painter" matches his life. The other interesting one, world premiere of Eli, is planned to follow once that opera gets an article. - I found him as a red link in a recent article, we missed his birthday, - next best would be day of death 20 August.

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 15:52, 8 August 2020 (UTC).

Mandarax, thank you for pointing out that Mathis der Maler was just a redirect, and to the wrong target. Discussing a move, but for now, just take the crazy present article name.
  • Comment Gerda, rather illogically, "designed stage" isn't idiomatic in English (even i think AmEng) - "was the stage designer" is probably best. Johnbod (talk) 01:49, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
    Sorry. It was "designed stage and costumes", - then I deleted the costumes for brevity's sake and forgot to add "the". Your wording might push it beyond 200 chars, and I like to see him active ;)
    grammar fixed: ... that Hainer Hill (pictured), who took hundreds of photographs documenting Brecht's Berliner Ensemble, designed the stage for Hindemith's Mathis der Maler for the new Opernhaus Dortmund in 1966?

WAP (song)

  • Reviewed: Anti-gender movement
  • Comment: There are many contributors to the article and I'm unsure on how to properly credit them.

Created by Lk95 (talk). Nominated by Nice4What (talk) at 14:02, 8 August 2020 (UTC).

  • Drive-by comment, but since the actual name of the song is "WAP", the hook should be phrased as "..."WAP" (an acronym for "wet-ass pussy")..." Morgan695 (talk) 20:46, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Pretty sure we can expand the acronym to make the hook more interesting? Nice4What (talk · contribs) – (Thanks ) 21:00, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Fixed prayer times

Created by Anupam (talk). Self-nominated at 06:05, 8 August 2020 (UTC).

Liberty Tower (Manhattan)

Liberty Tower
Liberty Tower
  • ... that New York City's Liberty Tower (pictured) was occupied by Franklin D. Roosevelt's law office, then by German spies plotting to intervene in World War I, and now serves as a residential building? Source: Mansion Global; Tuchman p. 70
    • ALT1:... that New York City's Liberty Tower (pictured) was occupied by Franklin D. Roosevelt's law office, and then by German spies plotting to intervene in World War I? Source: Same as above
    • ALT2:... that when New York City's Liberty Tower (pictured) underwent a $6 million renovation in the 1990s, some residents could not pay their share, so they sold their units? Source: NY Times 1996
    • ALT3:... that residents of New York City's Liberty Tower (pictured) paid for the building's major renovation in the 1990s, and then another renovation in the 2000s due to damage from the September 11 attacks? Source: NY Times 1996, NY Times 2010

5x expanded by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 02:33, 8 August 2020 (UTC).

  • Comment: The listed hook, containing the phrase "...then by German spies plotting to stop World War I..." remains particularly inaccurate; the office, according to the primary article, remained leased to German spies attempting to prevent American intervention within the war, with the conflict known as World War I occurring during the period of time when Imperial German spies occupied the building. Perhaps the hook should remain altered to address this issue; thank you. SurenGrig07 (talk) 01:07, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on August 9[edit]

2018 EFL League Two play-off Final

  • Reviewed: To be done in the next few days

Improved to Good Article status by The Rambling Man (talk) and Amakuru (talk). Nominated by Amakuru (talk) at 12:34, 13 August 2020 (UTC).

Johnny Doughboy

  • ... that former child stars Bobby Breen, "Alfalfa", and "Spanky" played themselves as members of a club of Hollywood "has-beens" in the 1942 film Johnny Doughboy? Source: "Penny's first test comes shortly after her arrival, with the visit of 'The 20 Minus Club,' a group of former child stars who have not enjoyed Ann's continued success" ... "Members of the 20 Minus Club: Bobby Breen, Baby Sandy, Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer, Spanky McFarland ..." (AFI Catalog of Feature Films)
    • ALT1: ... that Jane Withers, who sings and dances in a fictional U.S. troop show in the 1942 film Johnny Doughboy, performed in more than 100 war bond drives and camp tours during World War II? Source: "...she agrees to headline a musical comedy consisting of former child movie stars on a war bond selling tour. This isn't at all difficult for young Miss Withers, as she has proved herself to be one of our best bond-selling agents and her work at soldiers' camps is known far and wide" (The Brooklyn Citizen); "During World War II (1941-45) she performed in more than 100 bond and camp tours within the United States" (New Georgia Encyclopedia)
  • Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/Leo J. O'Donovan
  • Comment: I came across this page and found that the plot summary had been lifted from the AFI Catalog (or Turner Classic Movies, which reprints the AFI's synopses). Therefore it should be eligible for a 5x expansion per Rule A4.

5x expanded by Yoninah (talk). Self-nominated at 20:54, 10 August 2020 (UTC).

Star-Spangled Women for McGovern–Shriver, Together for McGovern

Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine

Created by Binksternet (talk). Self-nominated at 03:27, 10 August 2020 (UTC).

St. Paul Building

part of the St. Paul Building
part of the St. Paul Building
  • ... that a section of New York City's St. Paul Building (pictured) is part of The Ruins in Indianapolis? Source: Mitchell 2019
    • ALT1:... that when New York City's St. Paul Building was demolished, part of the facade was preserved in Indianapolis (pictured)? Source: Mitchell 2019
    • ALT2:... that when New York City's St. Paul Building was demolished, universities, cities, and the United Nations were among those vying for the building's sculptures? Source: NY Times 1958, Mitchell 2019
    • ALT3:... that the St. Paul Building offered George B. Post, a critic of skyscrapers, "the occasion to say 'I told you so' at his own expense"? Source: Landau, Sarah; Condit, Carl W. (1996). Rise of the New York Skyscraper, 1865–1913. Yale University Press. pp. 241-242
    • ALT4:... that to demonstrate standpipe strength in the St. Paul Building, the New York City Fire Department let the standpipe run for four minutes before it burst? NY Times 1899

5x expanded by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 22:29, 9 August 2020 (UTC).

Dick Bond (Washington politician)

5x expanded by Jon698 (talk). Self-nominated at 20:12, 9 August 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg - Article was expanded enough within 7 days, hooks are interesting and not COPYVIOS. Article is thoroughly cited to sources that look reliable enough. COPYVIO check is clean. However, ALT1 needs a citations after the relevant sentence in the article. On an unrelated note, the image in the infobox is of dreadful quality. It's low-res and the source image appears to have been damaged. Since this will be accessed by hopefully many people from the main page, a better image would be nice, if a free one is available. Hog Farm Bacon 02:40, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
  • @Hog Farm: I fixed the reference issue, but I cannot fix the image issue. I am unable to find any other version of the image online that is undamaged, high-quality, and in color. - Jon698 talk 10:12, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on August 10[edit]

Kerr Hewitt

  • ... that in both his 2010 film roles, Kjartan Hewitt's characters notably attend a Broken Social Scene concert? Source: Variety of sources, in first paragraph of Acting section
    • ALT1:... that Kerr Hewitt's writing debut feature film was based on a play he wrote years earlier? Source: CFC
  • Reviewed: Six13
  • Comment: Professionally known as both Kjartan and Kerr. It seems he uses Kjartan more for acting and Kerr more for writing.

Created by Kingsif (talk). Self-nominated at 11:26, 14 August 2020 (UTC).

August 2020 Midwest derecho

NASA satellite imagery showing widespread crop damage resulting from the August 2020 Midwest derecho
NASA satellite imagery showing widespread crop damage resulting from the August 2020 Midwest derecho
  • Comment: Both an image and video was provided for flexibility.

Created by SuitcaseFan17 (talk) and Gwenhope (talk). Nominated by Gwenhope (talk) at 07:31, 14 August 2020 (UTC).

Casa Fuerte de Adeje

The structure in 2020
The structure in 2020
  • ... that the Casa Fuerte de Adeje (pictured) was built in the 1550s to protect a sugar mill against pirates, but the complex burnt down in 1902 and has yet to be rebuilt? Source: construction history (in English), Lista Roja covers the rest (in Spanish)
  • Reviewed: QPQ to come
  • Comment: I'm still working on the article, but I think it's long enough for DYK now. Most sources are in Spanish, sorry. There are more photos available on Commons if the one here isn't suitable.

Created by Mike Peel (talk). Self-nominated at 19:50, 13 August 2020 (UTC).

Direction of prayer

Created by Anupam (talk). Self-nominated at 16:57, 10 August 2020 (UTC).


  • Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/Reticulitermes tibialis
  • Comment: DYKcheck will not tag as a 5x expansion because of prior crufty revisions quite some time ago. Months prior to the expansion, an editor removed additional material as cruft. When I found it, there were 370 characters prose; there are now 4,322.

5x expanded by Raymie (talk). Self-nominated at 07:18, 11 August 2020 (UTC).

8th Missouri Infantry Regiment (Confederate)

Moved to mainspace by Hog Farm (talk). Self-nominated at 02:49, 11 August 2020 (UTC).

Susie Rayos Marmon

  • ... that Laguna Pueblo educator Susie Rayos Marmon was the inspiration for a character in her grandniece Leslie Marmon Silko's book Storyteller? Source: "Her grandniece Leslie Marmon Silko describes her aunt's commitment to education, storytelling, and Laguna culture in her book Storyteller (1981) in the character Aunt Susie. Domina, Lynn (Fall 2007). ""The Way I Heard It": Autobiography, Tricksters, and Leslie Marmon Silko's Storyteller". Studies in American Indian Literatures. 19: 45–67. doi:10.1353/ail.2007.0029 – via ProjectMuse.
    • ALT1:... that Laguna Pueblo educator Susie Rayos Marmon was the first Laguna woman to graduate from a white college in 1906? She was the first Laguna woman to graduate from a white college. Fear-Segal, Jacqueline (2007). White Man's Club: Schools, Race, and the Struggle of Indian Acculturation. University of Nebraska Press. pp. 284–5. ISBN 0803220243.

Created by Ahsoka Dillard (talk). Self-nominated at 23:00, 10 August 2020 (UTC).

Ford Foundation Building

Ford Foundation Building
Ford Foundation Building

Improved to Good Article status by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 19:20, 10 August 2020 (UTC).

Misogynist terrorism

Created by Jno.skinner (talk). Self-nominated at 16:01, 10 August 2020 (UTC).

Bartosz Staszewski

Staszewski (left) carries a rainbow version of the Polish flag at the 2018 Częstochowa equality march
Staszewski (left) carries a rainbow version of the Polish flag at the 2018 Częstochowa equality march

Created by Andrew J.Kurbiko (talk). Nominated by Buidhe (talk) at 13:06, 10 August 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg ALT1 seems to be more on point. The main nomination is a bit too long and confusing, while ALT1 provides a clear and direct contrast. Might be good to include a map. The article itself seems to satisfy all the criteria. --Andrei (talk) 07:53, 14 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Andrei, I appreciate the feedback but as you are the main creator of the article we need an uninvolved editor to review it. (t · c) buidhe 08:16, 14 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on August 11[edit]


Ferry plying the Inland Sea between Ōzushima and Honshū
Ferry plying the Inland Sea between Ōzushima and Honshū

Created/expanded by Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk). Self-nominated at 19:40, 12 August 2020 (UTC).

Actually, please an ALT (and also could this be fast-ish tracked for the 15th August, the date of Obon and also, ?coincidentally?, that of the announcement of the Surrender of Japan), thanks, Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 21:46, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
Kaiten Memorial Museum, in Japan


Hiroyuki Nishimura
Hiroyuki Nishimura

Improved to Good Article status by Psiĥedelisto (talk) and GRuban (talk). Nominated by Psiĥedelisto (talk) at 06:49, 11 August 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on August 12[edit]

McGuinn, Clark & Hillman

Created by Kohoutek1138 (talk). Self-nominated at 11:20, 14 August 2020 (UTC).

Tyndall's bar breaker

Setup and procedure of Tyndall's bar breaker experiment
Setup and procedure of Tyndall's bar breaker experiment
  • ... that Tyndall's bar breaker (illustrated) causes a loud but illustrative bang in the class room? Source: "Typically the bar (c) breaks within a few minutes with a loud bang or it is at least deformed significantly."
    • ALT1:... that thermal shrinkage can easily break a massive cast iron bar? Source: "Tyndall's bar breaker is a physical demonstration experiment to demonstrate the forces created by thermal expansion and shrinkage."
  • Comment: The picture could be used for both hooks.

Created by Xorx (talk). Self-nominated at 07:09, 13 August 2020 (UTC).

Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven

  • ... that the title of the romantic comedy film Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven mentioned the three places that had the biggest box-office appeal in the 1940s? Source: "... was one of those films that seems to have originated from a title concept and little more. A poll taken during the early forties revealed that the three places with the most box-office appeal were Texas, Brooklyn, and Heaven." (No Name on the Bullet)

5x expanded by Yoninah (talk). Self-nominated at 01:38, 13 August 2020 (UTC).

Business-firm party

  • ... that a business-firm party is a political party created and run by one person to further their own interests? Source: "the most extreme case of party personalization, consisting in the full control by an individual leader of the party he has himself created" 10.1177/1369148117750819 also several others cited in the article

Created by Buidhe (talk). Self-nominated at 21:07, 12 August 2020 (UTC).

20 Exchange Place

  • ... that fourteen giants of finance are mounted on 20 Exchange Place? Source: NY Times 2008
    • ALT1:... that 20 Exchange Place was the world's tallest stone-clad building until the Empire State Building opened shortly afterward? Source: (1) "N. Y. Building To Be Tallest For Month: City Bank-Farmers Trust Co. to Open New Quarters Tuesday--Structure Rises 750 Feet". Hartford Courant. February 22, 1931. p. A2 (2) "Empire State Tower, Tallest In World, Is Opened By Hoover; The Highest Structure Raised By The Hand Of Man". The New York Times. May 2, 1931
    • ALT2:... that the City Bank–Farmers Trust Building had a shooting gallery for the guards protecting the bank vault in the basement? Source: "N. Y. Building To Be Tallest For Month: City Bank-Farmers Trust Co. to Open New Quarters Tuesday--Structure Rises 750 Feet". Hartford Courant. February 22, 1931. p. A2

5x expanded by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 20:38, 12 August 2020 (UTC).

Monghyr Mutiny Medal

Obverse of the medal
Obverse of the medal

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 17:30, 12 August 2020 (UTC).

Robert Fletcher (East India Company officer), Monghyr Mutiny

Sir Robert Fletcher
Sir Robert Fletcher

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 17:09, 12 August 2020 (UTC).

Julián Podoba

  • ... that Julián Podoba's research on iodine deficiency led to the introduction of iodised salt and the disappearance of cretinism in Slovakia? Source: [45], [46]

Created by 97198 (talk). Self-nominated at 13:39, 12 August 2020 (UTC).

William Fraser (architect)

Fraser, circa 1898
Fraser, circa 1898
  • Reviewed: Pending

Moved to mainspace by Seasider53 (talk) and Ian.fraser1 (talk). Nominated by Evrik (talk) at 20:53, 12 August 2020 (UTC).

Typhoon Yancy (1990)

Typhoon Yancy in August 1990
Typhoon Yancy in August 1990

Moved to mainspace by Master of Time (talk) and SMB99thx (talk). Nominated by Evrik (talk) at 21:26, 12 August 2020 (UTC).

  • Reviewed: Pending.

Articles created/expanded on August 13[edit]

Limbo (Aminé album)

  • Reviewed: Exempt; this is my 3rd nomination

Converted from a redirect by EttuBach (talk). Nominated by Bait30 (talk) at 23:38, 13 August 2020 (UTC).

Israel–United Arab Emirates peace agreement

  • Reviewed: Protestant Film Commission
  • Comment: Will reword ALT0 if the agreement is signed before this gets promoted to the Main Page.

Created by Bloom6132 (talk), Dantheanimator (talk), and Selfstudier (talk). Nominated by Bloom6132 (talk) at 18:04, 13 August 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol delete vote.svg Withdrawing this nom, since the article has now been posted on the Main Page as an ITN blurb. —Bloom6132 (talk) 03:11, 14 August 2020 (UTC)

Rusco Tower

A 19-century view of Rusco Tower
A 19-century view of Rusco Tower
  • ... that when his widowed mother remarried, James Gordon of Lochinvar, heir to the estate of Rusco Tower, seized the castle and imprisoned her to ensure that she did not make it over to her new husband, whom he later killed? Source: Reid, 1947, pages 33-34 "Sir Robert Gordon died in 1524, being survived for 12 years by his widow... ...Within a year she had remarried... ...there may have been nothing to stop her leaving Rusco to the McLellanes... ...This incensed her eldest son, James Gordon of Lochinvar, so much that he decided to abduct her... ...he seized Rusco... ...she was kept a prisoner... ...Lochinvar and his friends killed Thomas M'Clellane of Bombie in the High Street of Edinburgh."

Created by Girth Summit (talk). Self-nominated at 13:16, 13 August 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on August 14[edit]

Schöningen forest elephant

Leg bones of the forest elephant from Schöningen with ulna and radius
Leg bones of the forest elephant from Schöningen with ulna and radius

Created by Amkgp (talk). Self-nominated at 11:08, 14 August 2020 (UTC).

Light Vessel 72

Light Vessel 72 in 2012
Light Vessel 72 in 2012
  • ... that Light Vessel 72 (pictured), which helped mark the route to the Normandy landing beaches, has lain in a Welsh scrapyard since 1973? "D-Day's guiding light: 42 years in the River Neath [article is dated 2015] ... With "Juno" written in large letters on its hull, it helped guide British and Canadian landing craft to Normandy as part of Operation Overlord ... The vessel continued as a light station in the Bristol Channel until 1973 and was then sold to a metal scrap yard in Neath." from: Browne, Rob (19 November 2015). "Forty-two years in the River Neath but this rusty ship has a heroic D-Day past". WalesOnline. Retrieved 12 August 2020.

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 08:02, 14 August 2020 (UTC).

Redshirt (video game)

  • ... that the publisher of Redshirt suggested adding a sci-fi theme to the social media simulation game when the game was initially pitched? Source: "I pitched the idea of the game to Positech Games, who agreed to publish it, but also suggested the additional sci-fi theming, which I thought was fantastic" ([47])

Created by Nomader (talk). Self-nominated at 04:58, 14 August 2020 (UTC).

Don Juan Mateos, Peter Perret

Don Juan Mateos by Diego Velázquez
Don Juan Mateos by Diego Velázquez
  • Reviewed: I have to complete two QPQs

Created by Evrik (talk). Self-nominated at 06:18, 14 August 2020 (UTC).

Special occasion holding area[edit]

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