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

Count of DYK Hooks
Section # of Hooks # Verified
February 6 1
February 17 1
February 28 1 1
March 5 2 1
March 13 1
March 14 1
March 17 1
March 18 1
March 21 1
March 25 2
March 27 3
March 30 2
April 1 1
April 2 1
April 3 3 1
April 4 1 1
April 5 3 2
April 6 2
April 7 1 1
April 8 1
April 9 2
April 10 1 1
April 11 2 1
April 12 2 1
April 13 2
April 14 1
April 15 4 4
April 16 2 1
April 17 3 1
April 18 4 1
April 19 7 4
April 20 6 3
April 21 15 10
April 22 16 10
April 23 12 7
April 24 6 3
April 25 6 3
April 26 10 7
April 27 9 4
April 28 13 7
April 29 18 11
April 30 8 3
May 1 16 3
May 2 9 4
May 3 12 3
May 4 13 2
May 5 2
May 6
Total 231 101
Last updated 10:56, 6 May 2021 UTC
Current time is 10:57, 6 May 2021 UTC [refresh]

Instructions for nominators[edit]

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

If this is your first nomination, please read the DYK rules before continuing:
Official DYK criteria: DYK rules and supplementary guidelines
Unofficial guide: Learning DYK

To nominate an article[edit]

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

Enter the article title in the box below and click the button. (To nominate multiple articles together, enter any or all of the article titles.) You will then be taken to a preloaded nomination page.

Write the nomination.

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

  • Not every line of the template needs to be filled in. For instance, if you are not nominating an image to appear with your hook, there is no need to fill in the image-related lines.
  • Add an edit summary e.g. "Nominating YOUR ARTICLE TITLE for DYK" and click Save page.
  • Make sure the nomination page is on your watchlist, so you can follow the review discussion.

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

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

How to review a nomination[edit]

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

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

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

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

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

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

Frequently asked questions[edit]


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

Where is my hook?[edit]

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

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

Search archived DYK nomination discussions[edit]

Instructions for other editors[edit]

How to promote an accepted hook[edit]

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

How to remove a rejected hook[edit]

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

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

  • Edit the prep area or queue where the hook is and remove the hook and the credits associated with it.
  • Go to the hook's nomination subpage (there should have been a link to it in the credits section).
    • View the edit history for that page
    • Go back to the last version before the edit where the hook was promoted, and revert to that version to make the nomination active again.
    • Add a new icon on the nomination subpage to cancel the previous tick and leave a comment after it explaining that the hook was removed from the prep area or queue, and why, so that later reviewers are aware of this issue.
  • Add a transclusion of the template back to this page so that reviewers can see it. It goes under the date that it was first created/expanded/listed as a GA. You may need to add back the day header for that date if it had been removed from this page.
  • If you removed the hook from a queue, it is best to either replace it with another hook from one of the prep areas, or to leave a message at WT:DYK asking someone else to do so.

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

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


Older nominations[edit]

Articles created/expanded on February 6[edit]

Hu Zhiying

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

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

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

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

Articles created/expanded on February 17[edit]

Koo App

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

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

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

Policy compliance:

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

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

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

Policy compliance:

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

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

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

Articles created/expanded on March 5[edit]

Steve Cherry

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

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

  • Symbol voting keep.svg This article is a newly promoted GA and meets the newness and length criteria. I prefer ALT2 and ALT3; the hook facts for these are cited inline and either hook could be used, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:49, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Returning this to nom; article has been tagged. —valereee (talk) 23:26, 24 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg While the tags have been removed, the issue with ALT2, the previously promoted hook, appears to remain per the discussion at WT:DYK. It should either be struck or a new variant proposed. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:46, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
    • Okay let's go with ALT3 then. EchetusXe 10:03, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I've replaced the tags. This needs discussion. ALT3 has the same issues as the other ALTs -- they're all sourced to his autobiography. —valereee (talk) 14:15, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
    • I have added a fourth hook and removed the original three that were cited to the autobiography. Thanks! EchetusXe 13:20, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
  • approving ALT4 —valereee (talk) 16:00, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg It has two tags. SL93 (talk) 01:17, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
  • @Valereee: How can you have given this nomination the green tick of approval when you had made it ineligible by adding the banner tags? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:09, 3 April 2021 (UTC)
  • I'm sorry, you're right, removing check, I'm too distracted right now to work well, sorry —valereee (talk) 18:53, 3 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Is there a way to get those tags reviewed? It's just me and valereee agreeing to disagree on that talk page. EchetusXe 19:18, 3 April 2021 (UTC)
Comment The GA reassessment should have no baring on DYK. GA review is not AFD or a high stakes problem. It's optional. The only thing holding up this review is the tags. That may get resolved before the GA reassessment concludes. Best.4meter4 (talk) 17:25, 10 April 2021 (UTC)
I thought that since the only reason the article qualifies for DYK is it being a Good Article, the article wouldn't qualify if it was demoted. Maybe BlueMoonset knows as someone with great DYK experience. SL93 (talk) 01:44, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
Sorry, I thought it was new or expanded nom. Never mind.4meter4 (talk) 01:46, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
This seems to be settled, but since I've been pinged, it is true that DYK nominations where a new GA is being reassessed are put on hold until the reassessment closes, much like nominations are put on hold while the nominated article is being considered at Articles for Deletion. (Some new GAs have been reassessed and delisted, and the DYK's were rejected because they no longer qualified.) At the moment, this is waiting on both the reassessment and the tags. BlueMoonset (talk) 18:46, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg I've pulled the article from prep per a WT:DYK talk discussion. It's probably best to wait out the reassessment before making a final action on this nom. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 15:54, 14 April 2021 (UTC)
  • @4meter4: Any updates on the GAR? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 03:02, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
I have supported that the GA status be maintained, but am waiting for another non-participating editor to close the review because the consensus is narrow.4meter4 (talk) 00:31, 28 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg As the GA reassessment appears likely to result in the article's GA status being kept, this is probably ready for a new review. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 09:47, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 13[edit]

Mr. Dick

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

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

  • Mr. Dick was not created, promoted to GA, or expanded 5x in the 7 days preceding this March 13 nomination. Given my understanding of the criteria, I don't see a way to move forward with this nomination. Dugan Murphy (talk) 21:23, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
Symbol redirect vote 4.svg @Dugan Murphy: The article was nominated on the 20th March but was put under the heading for the 13th. You see, the 13th is when the expansion started and WP:DYKNOM states "list the page below under the date the article was created or the expansion began".
Here's an exact calculation using the WP:DYKCHECK tool.
on 13 March 2021: Prose size (text only): 429 characters (75 words) "readable prose size"
on 20 March 2021: Prose size (text only): 3311 characters (543 words) "readable prose size"
So, it went from 429 to 3311 – an expansion of 7.7 times. Ok?
Andrew🐉(talk) 10:20, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
@Andrew Davidson: Thank you for making that clear. This is my second DYK review.
Symbol question.svg Here's my review below.
General: Article is new enough and long enough
Policy: Article is sourced, neutral, and free of copyright problems
Hook: Hook has been verified by provided inline citation
Image: Image is freely licensed, used in the article, and clear at 100px.
QPQ: Done.

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

  • @Dugan Murphy: Thanks for the review. You're already doing well by using the {{DYK checklist}} as it took me much longer to discover that. Regarding your points
  1. I will make another pass through the article to add more citations and ensure that every quotation has one – this is specifically expected by WP:V.
  2. I'm not sure what you mean by "portrayals" but suppose that's the character descriptions so I'll make sure they are cited too
I'm referring here to the section named "Portrayals." Dugan Murphy (talk) 13:09, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
  1. The hook is deliberately perplexing to encourage click-through, as you say – it is supposed to be a hook, not a summary of the article. I'm not entirely happy with the wording as it's a bit of a mouthful and so will see if I can make it wittier and/or flow better.
So, I'll ping you again in a day or two to take another look. More anon.
Andrew🐉(talk) 18:59, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
Great! Dugan Murphy (talk) 13:09, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Like Mr. Dick, I am easily distracted. Thanks for the reminder. Andrew🐉(talk) 07:55, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
The nomination is already over a month old, any article issues need to be resolved as soon as possible. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:09, 28 April 2021 (UTC)
  • @Andrew Davidson: Please return to the nomination and address the remaining concerns, the nomination may be marked for closure if they are not resolved within a reasonable timeframe. Thanks. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 08:55, 2 May 2021 (UTC)
  • My muse has stirred again and so I'm back on it. More anon. Andrew🐉(talk) 13:37, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
I see that the list of portrayals now has citations. I think the only issue now is that the block quote needs a citation. Dugan Murphy (talk) 22:25, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
  • You mean the quote in the Appearance section? That had in text attribution to the relevant chapter of David Copperfield and footnote #6 too. I've repeated footnote #6 but this is overciting IMO, as the quote obviously comes from the novel. Andrew🐉(talk) 23:03, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
Yes, the Appearance section is what I was talking about, but I see this is no longer an issue, so I think this review is done. I just updated my review above to reflect that all the issues I identified have been addressed. Dugan Murphy (talk) 03:46, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 14[edit]

Hrant Dink Foundation

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

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

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

Articles created/expanded on March 17[edit]

Li Qiaochu

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

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

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

Image eligibility:

QPQ: None required.

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

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

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

Hi Alan Islas, thank you for your feedback on this article and its nomination. I have adopted your suggestion for the extra words in the first hook. Regarding the copyright issue of the photo, I have been alerted to the insufficient copyright through recent feedback of a Wikimedia staff, and I have asked PEN America to send in a copyright release statement compliant with the norms; I believe that the matter may be possible to clear rather quickly.--CRau080 (talk) 17:13, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks CRau080, sounds good, I will leave this submission in the current hold status, awaiting the image license permissions. I hope this can be resolved successfully because an article is always better with pictures. Alan Islas (talk) 00:02, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
Hi Alan Islas, I see that the status of my DYK submission has not changed. I presume that this is because the licensing issue has not been cleared yet. If that is the case, could you please let me know? I will then try again to obtain the relevant permission from PEN America.--CRau080 (talk) 21:08, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
@CRau080: I see the image is still being used in the article's infobox; this DYK nomination is unlikely to be promoted as long as the article contains this potential copyright issue. Would you like the image to remain in the article and if so, any updates on the permissions? DanCherek (talk) 17:28, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
@DanCherek: Thank you for your reminder on this. I have just emailed again PEN America and hope for the necessary steps to be taken soon.--CRau080 (talk) 17:48, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 18[edit]

Cuilin Zhang

Cuilin Zhang
Cuilin Zhang
  • ... that Cuilin Zhang's (pictured) research suggested that potatoes might increase the risk of gestational diabetes? Source: "Cuilin Zhang, lead study author, from the National Institutes of Health in Maryland, US, said the findings were important" "Potato-rich diet 'may increase pregnancy diabetes risk" [1][2]

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

  • Symbol possible vote.svg @TJMSmith: Most of the article is taken from a public domain source [3]. This is allowed, but this text doesn't count towards the 1500 character requirement. I only count about 1100 characters of new text, so it needs a little more expansion.
There are also sourcing issues. The non-copied text of the article is also entirely based on sources that aren't independent, so there really needs to be more text based on independent sources, preferably more than half the article. The copied text does have some added independent references, but they are popular media articles and one needs to be careful since these aren't considered reliable for biomedical statements (see WP:MEDRS). Antony–22 (talkcontribs) 06:53, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
Antony-22, I wasn't aware that the text doesn't count towards the 1500 requirement. Is that policy stated anywhere? I agree it would be preferable for there to be more independent sources. Academics are not always covered as frequently as other notable figures (like entertainers and athletes). I'm not sure if that this point alone disqualifies a DYK nomination. The majority of the content of this article is cites a reliable (but not independent) source. Thanks for the review! TJMSmith (talk) 14:24, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
It's part of Rule 2b. You can still add text or rewrite the PD text to satisfy the length requirement.
Generally these kinds of institutional biographies are "reliable" in the sense of being factual, and they can be used as sources, but they shouldn't be most or all of the citations. It's as much a neutrality issue as a verifiability one. Academics are sometime tricky to find independent sources for, but sometimes you can find news/perspectives articles like this one [4], or a piece in an alumni magazine or hometown newsletter, or even other journal articles that talk about their work. So how about this, do a search and see what you can come up with, and if there really isn't anything out there I'll say it's good enough since the article's only making straightforward factual statements anyway. Antony–22 (talkcontribs) 21:40, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
I very much appreciate your thoughtful feedback/constructive criticism. An ongoing work emergency is limiting my Wikipedia editing time. I wanted to acknowledge that I've read your response and will work on this Zhang article as soon as I can. I think I should have some time between now and 4/19. TJMSmith (talk) 02:04, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
That's okay, no rush! Antony–22 (talkcontribs)
I added content. What are your thoughts? Thanks! TJMSmith (talk) 02:09, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
@Antony-22: SL93 (talk) 05:31, 24 April 2021 (UTC)

@TJMSmith: Sorry for the delay. The article is fine now, so on to the hook. Per WP:MEDRS it's not good practice to feature a result from a single study out of context. Could you provide another hook? Antony–22 (talkcontribs) 03:04, 29 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 21[edit]

Fish kick

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

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


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

Hook eligibility:

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

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

  • Thanks for the review, Andrew. I'll try to respond in more depth shortly, but I don't see why 'may' in a hook is necessarily a problem-- on a search, it has appeared in a not insubstantial number of hooks before. I wish there was a wealth of research that says it definitely is or isn't, but there doesn't seem to be a clear answer-- The only source that says it definitely is is Slate, which isn't the best source for claims like this-- Public Radio International opts for "some experts" saying it is. The hook could be rephrased to "is sometimes considered" or "has been cited as" or something similar, but I'm not convinced that's better.
    As you note there are a lot of variables but I don't think it's misleading to just say "for humans to swim"— I'd imagine the reader will assume that we are not talking about assisted (i.e. flippers) or modified (i.e. floating to the surface) swimming, just like (presumably) nobody would think the fastest way to run is biking. I, of course, may be completely wrong on this. Let me know what you think and I'll try to conduct a qpq shortly. Eddie891 Talk Work 22:49, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
  • QPQ'd Template:Did you know nominations/KWSN Eddie891 Talk Work 17:27, 23 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the QPQ – I've updated the checklist. As for the hook, I hear what you say but still don't agree and so am not willing to pass this. To make progress, an ALT or another reviewer seems needed. Please feel free to relist as I have a DYK of my own which needs attention... Andrew🐉(talk) 21:59, 28 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg new reviewer needed. I see no problem with the proposed ALT. Of course, if it's just me who thinks the Hook is AOK, am more than happy to come up w a new one. Eddie891 Talk Work 22:16, 28 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Trying a possible ALT. How about ALT1... although some sources have cited the fish kick as potentially the fastest way for humans to swim, it has not been widely used in competitive swimming? I've tried to make it clear that the claim is only mentioned by some sources and is not a sure thing, though I don't know if that's enough to make it work. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:49, 5 May 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 25[edit]

Katherine, Lady Berkeley

  • Reviewed: Mary L. Smith (educator)
  • Comment: the spelling of her name in the sources and the name of "her" school differs. I have gone here for the spelling used by the school as that is the subject of the hooks

Created by Victuallers (talk). Self-nominated at 13:47, 26 March 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article recent and long enough, as well as interesting hook. No copyvios detected. As a small change, I have changed the "grammar" first letter to a lower case one. "Non-profit" could also be considered instead of "free", if needed, but overall both the article and the hook have a good quality. --NoonIcarus (talk) 15:36, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Victuallers, the grammar of the ALT0 hook is pretty convoluted. Could we tweak it to read:
  • ALT2 ... that Lady Katharine Berkeley's grammar school, established over 600 years ago, is said to have been the first founded by a lay person and a woman, and the first to have been free?
Also, there is no real indication of who/what the source is for this statement. It's just an archived website with no indication of who wrote it.MeegsC (talk) 11:46, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
The change you suggest is OK but the meaning has changed as she was the first lay person AND the first woman, not the first lay woman. However I do not want to end up with a debate and what you suggest is factually accurate-ish.... although again there may have been much earlier schools founded by women that are not extant, we also lost the pictured. Victuallers (talk) 12:04, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
I also rechecked the source you re-questioned. Its from http://tyndale.org/. I think wiki is not really bothered about who wrote it but who is overseeing the postings (eg A New York Times article with no author quoted) http://tyndale.org/ looks pretty academic to me. The author is named as David Green, July 2000 and the conference he presented it at is also named. Victuallers (talk) 14:53, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
Okay. I don't see where saying "first founded by a lay person and a woman" reads "first founded by a lay woman", but whatever. I wouldn't want to make your hook less accurate, so I think I'll just let someone else promote this one with your hook. MeegsC (talk) 19:08, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg I have the issue that all the hooks are about a school with its own article, not the actual bio subject. If there is nothing to say about this woman than she founded a school, the article should be merged, so I expect a more relevant hook to come. Kingsif (talk) 20:50, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
@Kingsif: Addressing your point - I have removed reference to any particular school. This is a notable woman and this has caused a school to be named after her because she created the idea of a free school. Try Alt3 and 4 Victuallers (talk) 08:09, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

Pinging @NoonIcarus: but I like both of those. Kingsif (talk) 19:14, 29 April 2021 (UTC)

@Kingsif: Thanks! I have to join and say I like both hooks as well. I believe I found the fourth hook's text in Tyndale's reference ("...the supply of new clerks being vital."), but my only recommendation would be to include it next to the hook just to be safe. --NoonIcarus (talk) 19:36, 29 April 2021 (UTC) Done? Victuallers (talk) 13:03, 5 May 2021 (UTC)

Mayoralty of Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg
Pete Buttigieg

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

General: Article is new enough and long enough

Policy compliance:

Hook eligibility:

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

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

  • FWIW I think ALT3 is kind of boring. ALT0 is fine, though the caveat "... with a population over 100,000" makes it feel a little weak. ALT1 is also OK. My preference would be for a condensed version of ALT2. Perhaps one of these: › Mortee talk 01:11, 22 April 2021 (UTC)
    ALT2a:... that, during the mayoralty of Pete Buttigieg, he (pictured) came out as the first openly gay elected executive in Indiana?
    ALT2b:... that, during his mayoralty, Pete Buttigieg (pictured) came out as Indiana's first openly gay elected executive?
    @SecretName101: the review by Reywas92 ticked everying except for QPQ. Is this one of your first five nominations, or have you reviewed another nomination? Also, anything to add about which of the various ALTs you prefer? › Mortee talk 22:17, 28 April 2021 (UTC)
I reviewed another nomination. SecretName101 (talk) 20:37, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
@Reywas92: looks like QPQ was done later here. If this is good to go, could you tick it for whichever ALTs you think are suitable? › Mortee talk 07:39, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 27[edit]

Daisy Myers

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

General: Article is new enough and long enough

Policy compliance:

Hook eligibility:

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

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

Uyanış: Büyük Selçuklu

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

  • No, you have to link and bold the article in each hook. Also, neither of these hooks are particularly interesting or unusual. It isn't strange for a government official to visit a major production and actors probably celebrate birthdays on set all the time. (t · c) buidhe 14:26, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
I think there's some potential in ALT3 but right now it needs to have some grammatical fixes. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 04:34, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
The Turkish word "plato" does mean "plateau" in geography but here it means "set". I submit the following - but fear it will be assassinated due to exclamation marks! Chidgk1 (talk) 18:03, 26 April 2021 (UTC)

@Limorina: and/or @Buidhe: - hope you are well - let me know if you would like me to continue with this Chidgk1 (talk) 18:34, 26 April 2021 (UTC)

  • I think that ALT4 is an in-universe hook, which is not allowed by our rules. (t · c) buidhe 18:40, 26 April 2021 (UTC)

Isaac Saul

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

  • Symbol possible vote.svg This entry has a pending notability question (discussion on Talk page) so review on hold pending the resolution. Innisfree987 (talk) 17:52, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg I guess I'll just go ahead and mark this as out of the question because of the AfD request. Kokopelli7309 (talk) 17:22, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
Kokopelli7309, it’s totally up to you if you prefer to withdraw but AfDs can hold surprises—sometimes someone will unearth hidden sources—so waiting a week to see is reasonable too. Innisfree987 (talk) 17:40, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll remove it for now. Kokopelli7309 (talk) 18:33, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
Symbol possible vote.svg Still at AfD; nomination on hold until the deletion discussion closes. BlueMoonset (talk) 15:48, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 30[edit]

Rashid Mahdi

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

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

  • At the time the nomination was made, the article was new enough and long enough. It's neutral, with in-line citations to reputable sources, including some online ones. The photos in the article are okay to use. The only issue Earwig throws up is a quote from the source. The hook length and content works. Munfarid1, I see that you've received credits for 7 DYK hooks now, so this one just needs a QPQ, and it will be good to go. Ping me when you've done one, and I'll approve this. Symbol possible vote.svg MeegsC (talk) 20:40, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
Hi @MeegsC: - thanks for your assistance, but the identical passages from the source in the article are clearly marked as quotes, with attribution. - I thought, this is allowed? Munfarid1 (talk) 21:12, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
Munfarid1, the quotes are fine; there's no issue there. I'm sorry that my wording was unclear. I only included the link so that the promoter can see for themselves that there is no copyright violation. :) The only thing you need to do is a QPQ. MeegsC (talk) 21:37, 29 April 2021 (UTC)

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

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

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

Articles created/expanded on April 1[edit]

Tajuddin Ahmad

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

  • Symbol question.svg Recent GA, meets article requirements. No QPQ required. However, I am going to have to decline that hook. Essentially, it says "Tajuddin Ahmad was the first Prime Minister of Bangladesh". This is a 44kB article, so I am confident there are more interesting facts in there. Could a few alternative hooks be suggested, along with their supporting sources? Best, CMD (talk) 12:37, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Have added one. Looking for more. Farhan nasim (talk) 20:50, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 2[edit]


  • ... that the Nakba has been described as an ongoing catastrophe? Source: See quotations in footnotes 4-7 of the current version[8] of the article.
  • Reviewed: to come

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

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

    • (Admin who declined the speedy deletion here). The article clearly did not meet WP:CSD#A10, which only applies if the new article adds nothing AND its title is not a plausible redirect. So it did not "barely escape speedy deletion". I recommended to anyone wishing for deletion to consider redirecting or merging, but I did not recommend any particular action myself. —Kusma (𐍄·𐌺) 18:19, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
    • Strange, this doesn't seem like an AfD discussion...Selfstudier (talk) 23:37, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
    • I think this could be usable, but it maybe needs a more detailed hook. Kokopelli7309 (talk) 14:39, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
  • ALT1 ... that the Nakba – the destruction of Palestinian society and homeland and the permanent displacement of a majority of the Palestinian people – has been described as an ongoing catastrophe?
  • ALT2 Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish described the Nakba as "an extended present that promises to continue in the future."?
  • ALT3 the Nakba greatly influenced the Palestinian culture and is a foundational symbol of Palestinian identity?
  • ALT4 the Palestinian Nakba resulted in the loss of their homeland, the fragmentation and marginalization of their national community, and their transformation into a stateless people?
Hi @Kokopelli7309: thanks for your comment. Some more detailed alternatives for consideration - what do you think? Nakba Day is in about three weeks (15 May) - I am hoping that this DYK could be up on that day. Onceinawhile (talk) 21:36, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

Symbol redirect vote 4.svg New reviewer needed. Onceinawhile (talk) 19:52, 29 April 2021 (UTC)

  • Came to review, but am concerned that the issue raised by the sock puppet is actually valid. I don't see a clear dividing line between this article and the much larger article 1948 Palestinian exodus, which used to have Nakba as an alternate title. Can you explain the difference? --GRuban (talk) 13:10, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
Hi GRuban, yes sure. This article was created after a discussion which concluded the two topics were different. On the back of that, work was done to gather the best sources for an article on the Nakba, with a clear scope defined by those sources.
The scholarly definitions of the Nakba from those sources are quoted in the footnotes of the article, but I will try to answer your question in layman's terms. The simplest way to perceive the Nakba is in its literal translation. The Nakba is the Palestinian Catastrophe. That catastrophe was much more than the fact that many people had to leave. It is that the country ceased to exist, that its history was erased, its society fractured, its people denationalized and displaced (much of the displacement was internal, which was not part of the exodus). The Nakba encompasses the impact on all Palestinian lives, not just those who had to leave; and it is commonly said to be ongoing given the continuing persecution, displacement, and occupation of the Palestinians still under Israeli control.
Onceinawhile (talk) 13:35, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
  • OK, I can accept that. So then it should be much larger than the 1948 Palestinian exodus rather than the other way around? So it's nowhere near complete? I guess completeness isn't part of the DYK requirements. Reviewing:
General: Article is new enough and long enough

Policy compliance:

  • Adequate sourcing: Red XN - Almost; need a cite for second paragraph under "Dispossession and erasure"
  • Neutral: Red XN - No; we do need to cover the Israeli point of view on the Nakba, all we've got is an "Israeli law" paragraph about how one politician tried to outlaw commemoration, which isn't really comprehensive.
  • Free of copyright violations, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing: Green tickY
Hook: Hook has been verified by provided inline citation

QPQ: Red XN - Not done
Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg So, multiple issues. The cite is no big deal, there are loads to choose from, that should be easy. The neutrality needs a fair bit of content, I'm afraid, and given the high quality of sources used in the rest of the article needs to have high quality sourcing there as well. And I think you need a quid pro quo review, unless this is one of your first few DYKs? If you fix all that, please ping. For the hooks, I prefer ALT1, followed by 0 and 2. ALT3 seems to minimize it (alongside a cartoon? and a key that we don't even have an article on?), while ALT4 is just wrong, as you describe it, the Nakba didn't result in the loss, fragmentation, transformation, the Nakba is the loss, fragmentation and transformation. Right? That is part of the confusion there. GRuban (talk) 14:25, 5 May 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 3[edit]

Curley Christian

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

My review of this:


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

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

  • QPQ – unsure of this right now

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

Resident Human

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

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

  • General eligibility:

Policy compliance:

Hook eligibility:

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

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

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


  1. ^ "Finland's Wheel Share New Single "Hyperion"". BW&BK. 15 January 2021.

Articles created/expanded on April 4[edit]

Articles created/expanded on April 5[edit]

Black soup

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

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

  • Do I see this right that what you've nominated is Black soup only? If so, you need to remove the bold font of the Sparta article in the hook. Schwede66 02:07, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Sparta is not currently DYK-eligible, so I unbolded it. I also changed "Black soup" to "black soup". MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 20:25, 10 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Note: Nominator is a WikiEd student editor for the Winter 2021 term at Acadia University. (course link) The course ends on April 25, 2021. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:09, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
  • I'm the student's instructor and can help with the DYK as well if there are other concerns! Gardneca (talk) 11:49, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment: I recognize it may not always be the easiest thing to cite directly, but this article really needs to be clear that the "Spartans" it refers to are a tiny minority of Spartans that at absolute peak made less than a tenth of the state's population, and that all of the people in question were filthy rich by antiquity standards and so the distinction between 'banquet meal' and 'daily meal' is rather thinner than the opening lays out. I've made some edits on this matter, but as it stands the article presents a relatively egalitarian Sparta -- maybe the least egalitarian society in all of human history -- and so is active misinformation. Vaticidalprophet 06:00, 25 April 2021 (UTC)
  • The nominator hasn't edited since the 9th and their course ended yesterday, so unless they can return or another editor can adopt this, this may need to be marked for closure as abandoned. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:10, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
  • I'm the student's instructor, what changes need to be made? I saw that Sparta had been unbolded, above, and black soup turned to lower case. Gardneca (talk) 11:02, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
Apparently the article may need some rewrites to correct misinformation. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 03:00, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Can you be more specific? This is one of the most comprehensively researched articles I've ever supervised, and the research quality is excellent. I'm an archaeologist who works in Sparta, so I'm happy to discuss these areas of perceived misinformation, but I don't see any. I recommended this student self-nominate for DYK due to the outstanding research here. Gardneca (talk) 12:44, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
@Vaticidalprophet: was the one who raised concerns so perhaps they could explain further what issues they may have with the article. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:06, 28 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 6[edit]

1914 Greek deportations

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

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

Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon

50 Cent in 2007
50 Cent in 2007

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

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

Hook eligibility:

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

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

Articles created/expanded on April 9[edit]

Hossein Ali Mirza

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

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

488 Madison Avenue

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

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

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

Articles created/expanded on April 11[edit]

Giant pumpkin

  • ... that while the current record holding giant pumpkin weighed 2,323.7 lb (1,054.0 kg), a scientist at Georgia Tech calculated that an ideal pumpkin could grow up to 20,000 lb (9,100 kg)? "In fact, mechanical engineer David Hu and colleagues at the Georgia Institute of Technology have been investigating pumpkin growth....Hu thinks they can get even bigger. To figure out how much bigger, he and his colleagues placed pumpkins of various sizes in a vise-like instrument and subjected the fruits to pressure until they cracked. These force measurements led them to estimate just how big a pumpkin might get in a perfect world. The answer: 20,000 pounds." [9], [10]<
  • Comment: The DYK check tool says it isn't eligible, but I think it is miscounting the list. Regardless, I have expanded the prose text from 110 characters to ~5,000. Compare to [11]. CaptainEek Edits Ho Cap'n! 22:21, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

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

  • @Eddie891: Interesting, didn't realize the page was once larger. Looks like it had been about "Atlantic Giant", but then got changed to be about Giant Pumpkin and all the material was removed. So thus I came across a single sentence article, not sure if that counts or not. With regards to giantpumpkin.com, I have no reason to doubt its validity. However, I will endeavor to find individual articles for each record. That may understandably take a bit :) CaptainEek Edits Ho Cap'n! 20:47, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
  • @CaptainEek and Eddie891: I do find that the question about whether 5-fold expansion was achieved to be quite interesting. At first I thought the article was ineligible, because e.g. supplementary rule A4 states that it is calculated from the previously existing article, no matter how bad it was. But then Wikipedia:Did you know/Fivefold gives an example, which seems to indicate that only the previously existing version is compared against. I do find the latter stance to be more reasonable, as it's quite hard to check every single revision of a page back to 2006 or so. And if you miss just a single instance were the article was vandalised with a wall of text, your hard work becomes ineligible? Doesn't make sense.
So unlikely cases of "cheating" aside, I think only the recent revisions should be checked against. And since the article had essentially been a one-liner since at least 2018 (and several revisions since), I would argue that this makes it eligible for DYK under the 5x expansion rule.
But I must say I agree about giantpumpkin.com. Might be reliable, might be not; I'm a bit sceptical since there is no one named as "responsible" for the information. Is this the official site of a pumpkin weighing organization? Or is it just someone's personal homepage where they collected these stats? Maybe I am overlooking it, but I couldn't find that. --LordPeterII (talk) 13:57, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 12[edit]

1988 Football League Third Division play-off Final

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

Articles created/expanded on April 13[edit]

Lisa Kahn (poet)

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

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

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

Annamary Dickey

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

Articles created/expanded on April 14[edit]

Mary Ellen Moylan

  • ... that ballerina Mary Ellen Moylan was described as "the first great Balanchine dancer"? Source: "Or as Ms. Tallchief said in an interview for the television documentary 'Dancing for Mr. B: Six Balanchine Ballerinas,' Ms. Moylan had become 'the first great Balanchine dancer.'" ([12])
    • ALT1:... that for several days, ballerina Mary Ellen Moylan would perform in a Balanchine ballet, then take a taxi to another theater to appear in the second act of an operetta? Source: "While Ms. Moylan was appearing in 'Rosalinda,' Balanchine cast her in the virtuosic ballerina role in “Ballet Imperial,” with music by Tchaikovsky, in its New York debut. She would perform in that ballet, at the Broadway Theater at 53rd Street, and then take a taxi to the 44th Street Theater to appear in the second act of the operetta." (same link)
    • ALT2:... that Mary Ellen Moylan joined Balachine's School of American Ballet and became "the first great Balanchine dancer"?
  • Reviewed: Kiss Me More
  • Comment: A separate source noted the event in ALT1 lasted between a week and ten days, but it is offline.
  • Alt2 Comment:Donation by Victuallers (talk) 07:03, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

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

  • @Victuallers: That’s not what Balanchine means. He was a choreographer and educator with his own distinct style. I believe “the first great Balanchine dancer” means she was the first to be trained by him and associated with him throughout her career. Corachow (talk) 10:00, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
OK - looks identical in meaning to me, just more words. Victuallers (talk) 22:21, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
  • For my two cents, I think ALT1 is a much hookier hook— it doesn’t rely on me finding Balanchine interesting but conveys that she is an in-demand and dedicated dancer; I got very curious about the article. ~ oulfis 🌸(talk) 18:43, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 15[edit]

Articles created/expanded on April 16[edit]

Susana Bloch

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

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

Welcome to DYK, Remando! I haven't looked at the article yet, for lack of time, but just some hopefully helpful hints:
  • You can bold "outside" the brackets of links which makes it easier, - done for you here.
  • In such cases, an apostrophe needs a template, - done for you.
  • The hooks are too long, not only formally, - they also tell too much. You want to make people get curious, not give the :impression they know it all when reading the hook.
  • External links - like to the book - are a no-no, not only in hooks, also in article prose.
Please word a new hook, and I recommend to build on the ALT. I'll watch, and possibly review when I have time. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:44, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Thank you, Gerda Arendt! Here are a few more hook drafts:
--Remando (talk) 17:38, 1 May 2021 (UTC)
Remando, thank you for the offers, with good ideas, but none ready to be approved. They'd all need "... that" at the beginning. I don't think hiding her gender is a good idea, and therefore suggest to give her her name. My simple idea for a hook would be just repeat what the lead says. - Some concerns in the article:
  • I'm not sure about Professor vs. professor, and Psychology vs. psychology. Please go over that, leaving only titles capital.
  • Why not use the lovely image here?
  • The grammar of "modulate basic emotions using the body and particular breathing patterns" - somehow doesn't work for me.
  • She is very cautious about no birth year, but can anything please have a year, like graduation, move to France, whatever?
  • I'm particularly curious where Arendt comes from
  • Please avoid constructions such as "It was there she and ..." and "It was this collaboration ...".
  • Please avoid - generally - to have a full date in md-format as an adjective, as for the Chilean coup d'état. I fixed it here.
  • Check for repetition of "working".
  • "where she continues to devote her time to teaching, developing new practical applications in various areas and internationally, and writing about her work" - that doesn't need any "devotion of time", and is unclear where "and internationally" connects to.
  • I had no idea that "sexuality" and "tenderness" are emotions, - does that come from translation?
  • "genuine, organic emotion" - what's that?
  • Books and Awards need references.
  • I wonder if some detail from the references should be quoted in the article, because going back and forth is tricky.
Symbol question.svg Interesting research, on fine sources, offline sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. Good luck. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:54, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 17[edit]

William Lovelady

Created by NBeale (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 22:50, 24 April 2021 (UTC).

  • A few more hook candidates: Joofjoof (talk) 07:28, 30 April 2021 (UTC)
  • ALT0b:... that William Lovelady set Psalm 104 as a cantata on a request by the Duke of Edinburgh? Source: several
  • ALT1:... that William Lovelady composed Incantations for solo guitar after his song "One More Reggae for the Road" became a hit? Source: several
    Thank you, but I find it worth saying that The Duke favoured a composer who came from a guitar and incantations background, - striking ALT0b as too one-sided. He was not the typical cantata-psalm-person. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:00, 30 April 2021 (UTC)
    Also: please find a way to mention Psalm 104 in some ALT2 based on ALT1, because I try what I can to mention the psalms, in memory of Yoninah. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:02, 30 April 2021 (UTC)
    • Ah, I see. RIP Yoninah (and Prince Philip). Joofjoof (talk) 08:28, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 18[edit]

Troy Terry

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

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

Articles created/expanded on April 19[edit]

William Grainge

William Grainge
William Grainge
  • Reviewed: Oh Sheit It's X
  • Comment: Expansion was worked in mainspace, beginning 19 April 2021. There are other possible ALTs, such as, 1. Grainge believed he wrote the first history of the Forest of Knaresborough, 2. that he was the first to make Edward Fairfax's Demonologia available to the public, 3. although he produced a goodly list of history books, he was little known during his lifetime, and so on.

5x expanded by Storye book (talk). Self-nominated at 16:03, 24 April 2021 (UTC).

Panic on the Streets of Springfield

  • ... that The Simpsons episode "Panic on the Streets of Springfield" features a "Morrissey-esque" character voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, performing music by Bret McKenzie? NME: [13] "Flight Of The Conchords comedian Bret McKenzie has revealed that he worked on the upcoming Simpsons episode that sends up The Smiths. The episode, titled Panic On The Streets of Springfield, will reportedly see Lisa get a new imaginary friend – a depressed indie singer from 1980s Britain. While the show has stopped short of getting Morrissey onboard to voice the character, they will instead be voiced by another prolific British star – Benedict Cumberbatch". Quote for "Morrissey-esque" by episode's author in Variety [14]: "Long clarifies that the character is not Morrissey, but an original character created for “The Simpsons.” “And I’m sticking by that!” he quipped. “Having said that, the character is definitely Morrissey-esque, with maybe a small dash of Robert Smith from the Cure, Ian Curtis from Joy Division, and a bunch of other people.”
  • Reviewed: Khraniteli
  • Comment: Much of the reaction to this episode has been about Morrissey's negative reaction to it, which includes a debate on how much this character is based on him. As you see, the author says it's a composite character, and Morrissey's management says that's a cheap trick to avoid being sued. To avoid taking a side in something that is contentious, I do not want a hook about the controversy. Presumably a hook about three famous entertainers is good enough.

Created by Patrik L. (talk) and Unknown Temptation (talk). Nominated by Unknown Temptation (talk) at 15:36, 21 April 2021 (UTC).

Tony Colston-Hayter

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

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

Articles created/expanded on April 20[edit]

Numbered-node cycle network

A sign for the numbered-node cycle network in the Netherlands. It marks node 60, and points the way to nodes 31 and 62. "Rivierenland" is the area; "knooppunt" means "node/intersection point"
A sign for the numbered-node cycle network in the Netherlands. It marks node 60, and points the way to nodes 31 and 62. "Rivierenland" is the area; "knooppunt" means "node/intersection point"
  • ... that the international numbered-node cycle network gives more freedom to cycle arbitrary routes across Europe? Source: "The advantage over previous systems is the great freedom with which routes can be planned"[15], details [16](note that the text is by an internationally-recognized expert cited elsewhere by others on Wikipedia; there are also sources in Dutch, German, or French, I could cite it from those.)
  • Reviewed: ...pretty sure I have, is there any way to check? Could do another.
  • Comment: Caption could be shortened to the point of mystery. Open to better suggestions for hooks.

Created by HLHJ (talk). Self-nominated at 01:31, 25 April 2021 (UTC).

Second Apocalypse of John

  • ... that there will be no racial differences in heaven, according to the Second Apocalypse of John, because "the whole human species will rise bodiless"? Source: ""There is clearly no risk of racial discrimination in heaven... but the question is no longer focused on bodily resurrection, and the answer ... exclude[s] the relevance of any shape or form of body" ([17])

Created by Srnec (talk). Self-nominated at 23:31, 23 April 2021 (UTC).

IBM worker organization

Created by Shushugah (talk). Self-nominated at 20:16, 21 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 21[edit]

Johnny Peirson

Johnny Peirson
Johnny Peirson

5x expanded by Bloom6132 (talk). Self-nominated at 12:35, 24 April 2021 (UTC).

Thomas Fritsch

  • Reviewed: Ann Brody
  • Comment: He was one of the most photographed people when he was the idol of German girls, - no pic, sadly. Better wording welcome. On the Main page now, but only the name, so still eligible.

5x expanded by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 10:39, 24 April 2021 (UTC).

¿Quién quiere ser millonario? (Spain)

? Source: Telecinco [19] : Title is "Usó el comodín de la llamada para decirle a su mujer que había ganado en 50x15" "He used the phonecall lifeline to tell his wife that he had won on 50x15 [then name of the show]". Video from original copyright holder is on page. The fact he was the only winner comes from [20] here: "Enrique Chicote fue el único concursante español en ganar el gran premio de ¿Quién quiere ser millonario?". "Enrique Chicote was the only Spanish contestant to win the jackpot on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"

5x expanded by Unknown Temptation (talk). Self-nominated at 19:48, 22 April 2021 (UTC).

  • How about saying "the only top prize winner"? Joofjoof (talk) 07:50, 30 April 2021 (UTC)
  • That's certainly valid, but I don't think it's necessary. Yes, most contestants on that show win some money, but if I went down to the pub right now and said "the guy who won on Who wants to be a Millionaire", I assure you 99% of people at least would think I was talking about someone who won the whole show. Unknown Temptation (talk) 09:46, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

Lachlan Power

Created by Brojam (talk). Self-nominated at 03:25, 22 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 22[edit]

Silvia Bottini

  • ... that Silvia Bottini, the face of the "First World Problems" meme, has done makeup for T-Pain and publicly performed Ovid? Source: [21][22] (sources in Italian)
    • ALT1:... that Italian actress Silvia Bottini received a "genius visa" for being a meme? Source: "WHO IS IT? Silvia Bottini...When she had to prove “extraordinary ability” to obtain a long-term U.S. 
visa, she placed the meme alongside her other work. She got the visa."[23]

Created by Joofjoof (talk). Self-nominated at 11:54, 27 April 2021 (UTC).

Sonic deception

  • ... that the U.S. Army's sonic deception unit used three turntables to create a phantom army during World War II? Source: "Bell Labs mixed recordings of battlefield noise on three turntables. Using artificial screaming bombs, these ghost armies were part of the deception strategy..." (Dave Tompkins, How to Wreck a Nice Beach) "The Ghost Army's aims were to trick the enemy into reacting against the presence of a nonexistent phantom army using the sounds of troops, tanks, and landing craft... The records were rerecorded in sequence onto... a wire recording using three turntables." (Steve Goodman, Sonic Warfare, p. 41)
    • ALT1:... that along with sonic deception, the U.S. Army used inflatable tanks, rubber airplanes, and costumes in more than twenty battlefields during World War II? Source: "These props... were amazingly effective, doing what all good theater props will: setting a believable scene. The Ghost Army, some 1,100 men in all, ended up staging more than twenty battlefield deceptions between 1944 and 1945." ([24] Garber)

Created by Darwin Naz (talk). Self-nominated at 00:27, 22 April 2021 (UTC).

500 Park Avenue

500 Park Avenue
500 Park Avenue

Created by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 21:36, 22 April 2021 (UTC).

Soviet frigate Zadornyy

  • ... that the Soviet frigate Zadornyy was named after the Russian word for "provocative"? Source: "Zadornyy (Russian: Задорный, "Provocative")"

Improved to Good Article status by Simongraham (talk). Nominated by EpicPupper (talk) at 18:05, 22 April 2021 (UTC).

EliteXC: Heat

  • ... that the UFC's Dana White said that EliteXC: Heat was "fucking illegal" over allegations of fight tampering in the main event involving Kimbo Slice? Source: NBC

5x expanded by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 09:28, 22 April 2021 (UTC).

Monzer Hourani

  • ... that Monzer Hourani came up with proprietary air filtering technology that filters and neutralizes airborne pathogens, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus?

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

  • * Comment only - a virus is not a microbe and it isn't alive - nothing can "kill" it, but especially something that kills microbes. Victuallers (talk) 20:19, 25 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 23[edit]

John W. Tyler

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 12:01, 1 May 2021 (UTC).

James Fulton Zimmerman

Created by Gwillhickers (talk). Self-nominated at 23:40, 25 April 2021 (UTC).

The School for Good and Evil (novel)

  • Comment: Would it be possible to save for May 14, the date the book was first published?

Created by Pamzeis (talk). Self-nominated at 09:26, 24 April 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral, and I detected no copyright issues. A QPQ has been done. However, you will need to address and remove the tags before this nomination can progress, so ping me when it is ready. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:11, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Kalabakan District

Created by Cobblet (talk). Nominated by Chipmunkdavis (talk) at 15:34, 23 April 2021 (UTC).

Christian Linger, Frank Toepfer

First US gas-driven car
First US gas-driven car
  • ... that dentist Christian Linger ordered two hand-powered horseless carriages to be constructed by machinist Frank Toepfer and that led to the first gas-driven vehicle (pictured) built in the United States?

Source:At that time, Toepfer had already built two "horseless carriages" for a dentist, Dr. Christian Linger...

    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created by Doug Coldwell (talk). Self-nominated at 13:07, 23 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 24[edit]

Dictyota implexa, Dictyota dichotoma

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 10:31, 30 April 2021 (UTC).

Francis Jackson (kidnapped)

United States Colored Troops recruiting poster
  • ... that Frank Jackson was born free, forced into slavery for seven years, and fought in the American Civil War? — "Frank Jackson might well have ended up like so many other free blacks who had been lured away or kidnapped in the North and sold as slaves in the South"[28] - "Frank Jackson, a free colored man in Mercer, Penn., was taken, early in 1851"[29] - "the Jury, after the charge of the Court, and without leaving their box, gave their verdict that "Frank Jackson was a free" September 24, 1858"[30] - Jackson remained in or about the place until the rebellion broke out, when he enlisted in the army, from which he was honorably discharged.[31]
Slave kidnapping post, 1851, Boston after the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
Slave kidnapping post, 1851, Boston after the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
  • ALT1:... that Frank Jackson was born free but had to win two court cases before he was freed from forced slavery? "It was not until 1855, some five and a half years after Jackson’s arrival in Virginia, that the court issued its final decree. Francis or Frank Jackson was declared a free man."[32] - "the Jury, after the charge of the Court, and without leaving their box, gave their verdict that "Frank Jackson was a free" September 24, 1858"[33]
  • Comment: Image for ALT1 is [[:File:Slave kidnap post 1851 boston.jpg|thumb|Slave kidnapping post, 1851, Boston after the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850]]

Created by CaroleHenson (talk). Self-nominated at 23:38, 24 April 2021 (UTC).


An advertisement flyer for a Keihäsmatkat trip to Rhodes in 1971
An advertisement flyer for a Keihäsmatkat trip to Rhodes in 1971
  • ... that tourists on holiday trips by the Finnish travel agency Keihäsmatkat (advertisement flyer pictured) typically consumed alcoholic beverages almost constantly and had little to no interest in the local culture? Source: Kostiainen, Auvo; Korpela, Katariina (ed.): Mikä maa – mikä valuutta? Matkakirja turismin historiaan. Turku: University of Turku, 1995. ISBN 951-29-0663-5. p. 185.
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created by JIP (talk). Self-nominated at 18:46, 24 April 2021 (UTC).

  • The image is dubious. Uploaded as "own work" by a user with a long list of deleted content. Schwede66 19:06, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
  • This is so far the only image of Keihäsmatkat I could find. I had not been born when Keihäsmatkat was still in operation. There are images of the company's founder Kalevi Keihänen on Commons but I think they illustrate him personally more than his company. JIP | Talk 19:22, 24 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 25[edit]

Fawziya Abikar Nur

Her Excellency Fawziya Abikar Nur
Her Excellency Fawziya Abikar Nur

Created by Victuallers (talk). Self-nominated at 16:36, 25 April 2021 (UTC).

  • ASSIST was requested - the article had gathered a questionable template regarding sources.... now fixed Victuallers (talk) 16:22, 26 April 2021 (UTC)

Mirror (group)

  • ... that Mirror, a Hong Kong Cantopop music group, held its first concert less than two months after its debut?


    • 陳栢宇 (3 November 2018). "【全民造星】男團MIRROR九展騷紅館價? 花姐:啲飛賣晒都會蝕!" [[King Maker] Boy band MIRROR's show at Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre with Hong Kong Coliseum's price] (in Chinese). HK01.

      The article notes that "ViuTV今日(3日)在鑽石山舉行發布會,宣佈男子組合MIRROR正式誕生...". Translation: "ViuTV organizes a press conference today (date 3 [November]) in Diamond Hill, announcing the official debut of boy group MIRROR."

      The article then notes that "MIRROR首個演唱會《2018 THE FIRST MIRROR LIVE CONCERT》將於12月21日和九展舉行". Translation: "MIRROR first concert 2018 THE FIRST MIRROR LIVE CONCERT will be held on 21 December at Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre."

    • ALT1:... that Keung To, a member of Mirror, became the youngest person to receive the "My Favourite Male Singer Award" at the Ultimate Song Chart Awards Presentation at the age of 21? Source: "The 21-year-old is the youngest person to win the 'Favourite Male Singer' and 'Favourite Song' awards at the Ultimate Song Chart Awards Presentation" [34]
  • Comment: The alt is one of the two only English sources I could find related so I think it might be worth appearing in DYK.

Created by Sun8908 (talk). Self-nominated at 16:11, 25 April 2021 (UTC).

    • ALT2:... that Mirror, a Hong Kong Cantopop music group which does not want to go for a "K-pop feel", performed Korean pop songs at their concert?


      • 趙允琳 (22 December 2018). "MIRROR演唱會拒走韓風? Anson Lo:花姐approve就一定唔「韓」" [Mirror's concert refuses to go Korean trends? Anson Lo: Ahfa has approved so it must not be "Korean".] (in Chinese). HK01.

        The article notes that "除了姜濤帶來韓文歌《Love Song》外,他和Anson Lo表演的韓文歌《Trouble Maker》...花姐之前在節目裏曾公開批評不希望有「韓風」的感覺". Translation: "Besides Keung To performing Korean song Love Song, he and Anson Lo also performed Korean song Trouble Maker... Ahfa[, the manager of the group,] previously criticized publicly in a TV show that she doesn't want to go for a 'K-pop feel'."

  • Added another alt hook since it might somewhat be interesting. Sun8908Talk 09:10, 28 April 2021 (UTC)

Stuart Baggs

Created by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 08:11, 25 April 2021 (UTC).

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

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg Article has been nominated for deletion for a third time, if this is sorted then it's good to go. If it's deleted then obviously the DYK is at an end. EchetusXe 17:13, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 26[edit]

Marie Desbrosses

Marie Desbrosses as Mother Germaine, 1816
Marie Desbrosses as Mother Germaine, 1816
  • Reviewed: to come
  • Comment: The first hook is pictured, the second opera is better known, and the fact 6 years more extreme.

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 14:39, 3 May 2021 (UTC).

All My Life (1966 film)

  • ... that Bruce Baillie's film All My Life was shot in one continuous take? Source: "We had about three minutes to get up into the sky in one roll, one continuous shot." A Critical Cinema 2: Interviews with Independent Filmmakers

Created by Hinnk (talk). Self-nominated at 05:23, 3 May 2021 (UTC).

Time in Kiribati

  • Comment: Though this may be a more niche subject, I believe it is certainly quite fascinating.

Created by Anonymous 7481 (talk). Self-nominated at 05:19, 26 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 27[edit]

His Story (web series)

  • ... that creators of the Indian web series His Story changed the ending due to prevailing social discrimination against LBGT community? Source: "It was further revealed that producers DING and ALT Balaji reportedly got cold feet about taking the huge step of showcasing a big fat gay wedding. The actor added saying considering the intolerance that prevails in India towards the LGBTQIA+ community at the moment, the makers chickened out of showing Kunal and Preet tying the knot." (link)

Moved to mainspace by Canse34 (talk) and Dharmadhyaksha (talk). Nominated by Dharmadhyaksha (talk) at 13:26, 4 May 2021 (UTC).

2007 Heineken Cup Final

5x expanded by MWright96 (talk). Self-nominated at 18:04, 29 April 2021 (UTC).

Miroslav Fryčer

  • Reviewed: Dick Kaegel
  • Comment: Eligible per Rule 1d, because it is only scheduled to appear in the "Recent Deaths" section of ITN and not as a bold link. Personal preference for ALT0.

5x expanded by Bloom6132 (talk). Self-nominated at 22:48, 28 April 2021 (UTC).

Pamela Mann-Francis

  • ... that as a child, future script supervisor Pamela Mann-Francis would go to the cinema multiple times a week, even during Second World War air raids? Source: "even then I mean we went out to the cinema whether there were air raids or not [...] And we’d go, as I say, once, twice, three times a week sometimes. So I was, I wasbrought up as a kid as a film fan." [36]

Created by Kingsif (talk). Self-nominated at 09:35, 28 April 2021 (UTC).

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

Overall: Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Very polished little article, I enjoyed learning more about "continuity girls." The image in the article is appropriate fair use for a deceased subject. So much sourcing to interviews doesn't strike me as ideal, but Mann-Francis does appear to be notable. I am new-ish to DYK reviewing so I'd appreciate a second set of eyes but this looks good to go to me. ~ oulfis 🌸(talk) 19:52, 1 May 2021 (UTC)

Nizi Project

  • ... that the finalists from Nizi Project debuted in the Japanese girl group NiziU? Source: The Japan Times (article): "Nizi Project began airing on Hulu Japan in January of last year, with JYP’s YouTube channel sharing it internationally. Following a talent survival show template that is common in South Korea, the program saw hundreds of hopefuls attempt to debut in a new Japanese group... The winners — including existing trainees at JYP — formed NiziU..."
    • ALT1:... that the pendants that the contestants of Nizi Project wore were based on the show's logo? Source: Oricon (article) "プロジェクトの象徴は「Niziペンダント」と、ペンダントトップの「キューブ」です。[The [Nizi] project's symbols are the 'Nizi pendant' and the 'cubes' on the pendant's top.]"
    • ALT2:... that Nizi Project was also simultaneously broadcast as a documentary titled Nizi no Kake Hashi? Source: Natalie (article) "「虹のかけ橋」は、古坂やJ.Y. Parkが“プロデューサー目線”でオーディションを見守る番組。[Nizi no Kake Hashi is a program where the audience watches over the auditions through Kosaka and J.Y. Park with the 'perspective of the producers.']"

5x expanded by Lullabying (talk). Self-nominated at 23:30, 27 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 28[edit]

Walter Donaldson (snooker player)

  • ... that Walter Donaldson, a two-time World Snooker Champion, converted his snooker room into a cowshed and used the slate from his billiard table for paving? Source: Daily Herald
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

5x expanded by BennyOnTheLoose (talk). Self-nominated at 22:47, 1 May 2021 (UTC).

Charles Strum

  • ... that Charles Strum, the obituaries editor of The New York Times, seldom employed the terms "first" or "last" in an obituary to eschew issues with contradictory testimony? Source: The Wall Street Journal: "Mr. Strum lays down the law about accuracy and dresses down relatives who bollix the facts. Because obituaries are written on deadline, they often spur contradictory testimony from family members, resulting in more than a few corrections. One trick of the obit writer to avoid trouble: Rarely use the words "first" or "last" …"
  • Reviewed: Bruges speech
  • Comment: Eligible per Rule 1d, because it is only scheduled to appear in the "Recent Deaths" section of ITN and not as a bold link.

5x expanded by Bloom6132 (talk). Self-nominated at 20:43, 30 April 2021 (UTC).

Billy Budd (play), Robert Chapman (playwright)

Charles Nolte as Billy Budd, Broadway, 1951
Charles Nolte as Billy Budd, Broadway, 1951

Created by 4meter4 (talk). Self-nominated at 03:01, 30 April 2021 (UTC).

WHSY (1230 AM)

Created by Sammi Brie (talk). Self-nominated at 00:18, 29 April 2021 (UTC).

Sinikka Luja-Penttilä

  • ... that Sinikka Luja-Penttilä published a novel in the same year that she retired from the Finnish Parliament? Source: "Luja-Penttilä left politics in 1983 after 17 years as an MP ... She published a novel, Venla, based on her mother’s life story in 1983" [37]

Created by DanCherek (talk). Self-nominated at 16:33, 28 April 2021 (UTC).

  • Is there any information about her from 1993 until now? Joofjoof (talk) 06:27, 30 April 2021 (UTC)
    • She's been around (various interviews, etc.) and definitely still alive, but not really anything noteworthy. She presumably has not generated significant media coverage in her retirement 70s/80s/90s. DanCherek (talk) 17:49, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

The Kiffness

  • ... that The Kiffness satirised the South African national anthem as a protest against the ban on cigarette sales during COVID? Source: Sunday Times
  • Reviewed: Cehennemağzı Caves
  • Comment: I was thinking about including the title "Nkosazan' Dlamini Trafficker" but thought that might be a BLP violation.

Created by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 10:22, 28 April 2021 (UTC).

Current nominations[edit]

Articles created/expanded on April 29[edit]

United Kingdom Carrier Strike Group 21

  • ... that the United Kingdom Carrier Strike Group 21 will be the largest single deployment of the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft since the program started in 2006, with 18 of the aircraft embarked? Source: "it will mark the largest-ever deployment of F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters in the history of the program." [38]
    • ALT1:... that the United Kingdom Carrier Strike Group 21 will have the largest fifth-generation fighter jet air wing in the world, when it deploys at the end of May? Source: "form the largest fifth-generation carrier air wing in the world" [39]
    • ALT2:... that the United Kingdom Carrier Strike Group 21 will visit over one fifth of the world's countries when it deploys between May and December? Source: "will visit more than a fifth of the world's nations" [40]
    • ALT3:... that alongside an aircraft carrier, the United Kingdom Carrier Strike Group 21 will include three frigates, three destroyers, two auxiliary vessels, and a submarine? Source: "include Dutch frigate HNLMS Evertsen (F805) and U.S. Navy destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG-68)...a surface fleet of Type 45 destroyers, HMS Defender and HMS Diamond, Type 23 anti-submarine frigates HMS Kent and HMS Richmond, and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s RFA Fort Victoria and RFA Tidespring,” the news release reads. “Deep below the surface, a Royal Navy Astute-class submarine will be deployed in support, armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles" [41]

Created by SmartyPants22 (talk) and GraemeLeggett (talk). Nominated by SmartyPants22 (talk) at 20:22, 2 May 2021 (UTC).

Renée Erdős

Renée Erdős
Renée Erdős

Created by Bookworm-ce (talk). Nominated by Victuallers (talk) at 07:35, 30 April 2021 (UTC).

Charles Henry Huberich

  • ... that, in the same year, Charles Henry Huberich published one book on English prize law in German and another on German prize law in English? doi:10.2307/1946149 ("Dr Huberich is extraordinarily fitted to fulfill the double task he has undertaken of writing an account of English prize law in German and an account of German prize law in English"); doi:10.2307/2187014 (confirming that both were published the same year)
  • Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/Anne Maria Barkly
  • Comment: I would add other alts but as far as I can tell he wasn't that interesting aside from the fact above. He was married to Nina Mdivani for about a decade, but I don't know of anything especially interesting about that and it's not really about him.

Created by AleatoryPonderings (talk). Self-nominated at 20:35, 29 April 2021 (UTC).

Maija Perho

Maija Perho
Maija Perho
  • ... that Finnish politician Maija Perho (pictured) encouraged future president Sauli Niinistö to join the National Coalition Party in the 1960s? Source: "Maija Riitta Perho ... encouraged Sauli Niinistö to join the student organisation of the National Coalition Party of Finland in 1968." [42]

Created by DanCherek (talk). Self-nominated at 20:01, 29 April 2021 (UTC).

Robert J. Ulrich (casting director)

  • ... that Robert J. Ulrich was asked to cast Glee because of his musical background? Source: "We had worked with Ryan Murphy for many years. My business partner Eric Dawson had been his primary casting partner. Eric had done Popular, a pilot called Pretty/Handsome, and Nip/Tuck. I had done episodes for Ryan when Eric was out of town, so I knew him just barely. When Ryan called Eric about Glee, Eric asked me if I'd be interested in doing it with him because he knew I'd been a singer and was in music." Out Magazine
    • ALT1:... that casting director Robert J. Ulrich has used pianist Brad Ellis to accompany auditionees since his first musical television project? Source: "I came up with the process when I cast my first TV musical [...] When the producers came to the callbacks, I insisted on a pianist. I met pianist Brad Ellis, whom I brought along when I did my “Glee” auditions. He ended up on “Glee” as a character, as well. I’ve used Brad ever since" Backstage
    • ALT2:... that casting director Robert J. Ulrich has used pianist Brad Ellis to accompany auditionees since his first musical television project, and made Ellis a character on Glee? Source: per above

Created by Kingsif (talk). Self-nominated at 19:25, 29 April 2021 (UTC).

2020–21 SC East Bengal season

  • Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/Manjappada
  • Comment: For ALT0, Quess was the previous investor. They had major control over club's football activities. And, they activated the clause. So, what to name: Quess East Bengal or just East Bengal?

Improved to Good Article status by ArnabSaha (talk) and SabyaC (talk). Nominated by ArnabSaha (talk) at 08:18, 29 April 2021 (UTC).

Amasa Eaton

Eaton c. 1900
Eaton c. 1900
  • ... that Amasa Eaton (pictured) wrote the first law review article to be cited in a decision of the Supreme Court of the United States? [43] (p. 788) ("This first happened in 1897 when Justice Edward White referred in his dissenting opinion ... to an article ... written by Amasa Eaton")
    • ALT1:... that Amasa Eaton (pictured) was first elected to municipal government in Providence, Rhode Island, two years after graduating from Brown University? [44] ("As early as 1863, but two years after his graduation from Brown University, he was the successful candidate from his ward to the North Providence Town Council ...")
  • Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/Types Riot
  • Comment: Throwing in the image since I was delighted to find it, but certainly not wedded to it. By my count the article has 1691 bytes of prose at the moment, so above the limit but by no means massive. Hoping to find some more info to build it out.

Created by AleatoryPonderings (talk). Self-nominated at 03:23, 29 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 30[edit]

Serpent eel

Ophisurus serpens
Ophisurus serpens
  • ... that the serpent eel wriggles backwards into the sandy seabed, leaving only its head visible? Source: "Le serpenton à long nez fréquente les fonds sableux ou alluvionnaires de 10 m à 300 m de profondeur, bien au-delà du plateau continental. Lorsqu'on le rencontre, on n'en voit généralement que la tête et le museau." and " Il se loge, en marche arrière, queue la première, dans le sable."

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 09:24, 6 May 2021 (UTC).

1935 New York anti-lynching exhibitions, Lynching of George Hughes, Death (statue), This Is Her First Lynching, Aaron Goodelman, The Law Is Too Slow, Lynching of Henry Lowry

The Law Is Too Slow, 1925 lithograph by George Bellows
The Law Is Too Slow, 1925 lithograph by George Bellows

Created by Drmies (talk) and Uncle G (talk). Nominated by Drmies (talk) at 17:00, 5 May 2021 (UTC).

Jane Margyl

Jane Margyl as Dalila
Jane Margyl as Dalila

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 10:50, 5 May 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, no copyvio, hook verified, image is fine. BUT there are a few things. There needs to be a citation after "left the Folies Bergère". The siblings need to be verified, each of em. And, and this is bigger, the citations aren't correct: "Gallica" is not the publisher. The hook is verified to an article from Le monde artiste, and it's titled "Courrier de la semaine", on p. 621--all that information needs to be in the citation, and it's the same for almost all the other citations. Drmies (talk) 17:06, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
    You are right, and I hope LouisAlain can help. I usually find sources, but not in this case, - she seems known for having been photographed. Pages and pages of photos ... - Großes Sängerlexikon doesn't have her, or I have no access to the page. Grimes2, do you know? Could you help with the refs? My French is marginal, sadly. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:45, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
A picture of her grave but ebay.fr may be forbidden to use ? LouisAlain (talk) 18:04, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
There is already a picture of her grave on commons (already added to fr article of Margyl) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tombe_Jane_Margyl,_Cimetière_des_Batignolles,_Paris.jpg Grimes2 (talk) 06:41, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
Großes Sängerlexikon doesn't have her. Grimes2 (talk) 18:02, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
via Gallica refs:  Done Grimes2 (talk) 10:00, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Hot Pink (album)

Nicki Minaj (left) and Tyga (right) in 2012.
Nicki Minaj (left) and Tyga (right) in 2012.

Improved to Good Article status by VersaceSpace (talk) and HeyitsBen (talk). Nominated by VersaceSpace (talk) and HeyitsBen (talk) at 14:00, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

pinging HeyitsBen. versacespaceleave a message! 14:05, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Maija Rask

  • ... that Maija Rask signed the Bologna declaration with 28 other countries in June 1999, only two months after she became Finland's minister of education? Sources: appointed April 1999 [45], signed June 1999 [46]

Created by DanCherek (talk). Self-nominated at 02:38, 30 April 2021 (UTC).

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

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Green tickY - Offline/paywalled citation accepted in good faith
  • Interesting: Red XN - no
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg Article satisfies the length limit (2534 characters). The Bologna process was the end result of prior years of negotiation (see Lisbon Recognition Convention); did it actually depend on any one minister? And Bologna Process#Finland shows that only certain fields were affected. Joofjoof (talk) 08:19, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

Maybe write a hook about how she went from nurse to teacher to minister, and finally added a PhD? Not quite mind-blowing, but I found that to be an interesting career. --LordPeterII (talk) 20:50, 30 April 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion. While I don't see an issue with the original hook (it is factually correct and it does not claim that Rask was an influential player in the process), here is an alternate hook. I find it substantially less hook-y than the original, however. DanCherek (talk) 18:15, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
  • ALT1: ... that Finnish politician Maija Rask earned a PhD at the age of 61 after a career as a nurse, teacher, member of Parliament, and minister of education?
    • ALT1 passes. The fact in ALT0 can be noteworthy because she was a new minister, but that is not clear from the current wording. Joofjoof (talk) 01:13, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 1[edit]

A Question of Love

  • ... that A Question of Love was widely regarded as a bold film for portraying homosexuality, which was a rare topic for television dramas in 1978? Source: [47][48]

Created by Isaidnoway (talk). Nominated by Ashleyyoursmile (talk) at 10:27, 6 May 2021 (UTC).

In His Own Write

5x expanded by Tkbrett (talk). Self-nominated at 18:01, 5 May 2021 (UTC).

Marie-Adolphine, Marie-Hermine of Jesus, Maria Chiara Nanetti, Marie de la Paix Giuliani

Sister Marie Adolphin
Sister Marie Adolphin

Created by PamD (talk). Nominated by Victuallers (talk) at 23:05, 4 May 2021 (UTC).

The Law Is Too Slow

The Law Is Too Slow, 1925 lithograph by George Bellows
The Law Is Too Slow, 1925 lithograph by George Bellows

Created by Drmies (talk). Self-nominated at 22:43, 2 May 2021 (UTC).

  • Let's scrap this one: I am moving it, and the QPQ credit, to another nomination. Thanks. Drmies (talk) 16:59, 5 May 2021 (UTC)


  • ... that YouTuber CDawgVA has performed in many outfits, including that of a Visual kei artist? Source: "You’ve done other crazy videos like being a host, butler, and even pole dancing. In what way was being a visual kei artist more challenging?" [50]
    • ALT1:... that YouTuber CDawgVA has been critical of Western live action film adaptations of anime? Source: "Western live-action adaptations have nearly zero credibility among the anime community. Colquhoun doesn’t have hope for their future, concluding that, “I’m a huge anime and Japanese culture fan, and I love anything that gets more fans into anime and Japanese culture. But I don’t think that live actions are the way to expand.”" [51]

Created by Mccunicano (talk). Self-nominated at 02:50, 2 May 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Some easy, easy copy edits brought this article down to below the 1500 character limit, and some of the references were really below par--Mccunicano, I don't see how you would include this in an article you want on the front page. So this needs expansion, and stronger sourcing. The first hook isn't all that exciting and the sourcing is weak: it's an interview, so it's his own words, on what is essentially a fan site--in fact, here is another site that shouldn't be used at all on Wikipedia. The second hook is a bit more interesting, but it has a colonializing aspect to it, elided by the fact that this is a Welsh person who doesn't actually speak Japanese (if the jrocknews source is to be trusted) but is speaking out on behalf of a Japanese cultural phenomenon. Moreover, article in an otherwise reputable paper that verified the hook is written by high school students, and what's worse, it is claimed that "As an influential voice in the overseas anime market..." -- but the article only verifies that he is a fan, at best, and that his channel has a certain number of subscribers. So, in the end, yes it's new enough and I don't see copyvio, but no, it's not long enough, and the hooks need work also, as does the sourcing. Sorry, but on the front page, we need the good stuff. Drmies (talk) 00:19, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
  • I think with that said and the scouring I had to do to find what I did that was published about the subject – I'm just going to withdraw the nomination, I thought it would be a stretch from the get go. There's just not enough out there yet. Thanks for the copyedits and taking the time to review this. ❯❯❯ Mccunicano☕️ 00:28, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

22 vs. Earth

Created/expanded by Songwaters (talk). Self-nominated at 22:23, 1 May 2021 (UTC).

Stephan Hanna Stephan

  • ... that Stephan Hanna Stephan wrote about Palestinian folk songs and the Song of songs? Source: "The earliest of Stephan's works, "The Palestinian Parallels to the Song of Songs" (1922) documented the lyrics of folk songs in Palestine and compared them to biblical, Mesopotamian and Canaanite precursors."[1]
    • ALT1:... that the Mandate Palestine Government radio station had an 'Arab Hour' that was hosted by Palestinian writers like Stephan Hanna Stephan? Source: "Beginning in 1936, Stephan was also a broadcaster on the Mandatory Government radio station's Arab Hour, where he shared much of his interest in ethnography and history with the Arabic speaking population of Palestine."[2]

Created by Tiamut (talk). Self-nominated at 19:16, 1 May 2021 (UTC).


  1. ^ Irving, 2017, pp. 42-3.
  2. ^ Sarah Irving (Spring 2018). "A Young Man of Promise: Finding a Place for Stephan Hanna in the History of Mandate Palestine" (PDF). Jerusalem Quarterly (73).

Henderson Hall Historic District

Henderson Hall
Henderson Hall

5x expanded by Hog Farm (talk). Self-nominated at 17:45, 1 May 2021 (UTC).

Susan Beharriell

Created by Nikkimaria (talk). Self-nominated at 16:37, 1 May 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg - Its long enough and well referenced and no evidence of close paraphrasing. The first hook is more hooky but both are referenced and the facts are reported as an account of what happened as per the ref. Its neutral and a QPQ has been done. Sadly no image is available. A good contribution - thanks Nikkimaria. Victuallers (talk) 09:06, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

Cynthia Harvey

  • ... that although ballerina Cynthia Harvey spent most of her career with the American Ballet Theatre, she is also the first American principal dancer with the Royal Ballet in London? Source: "The appointment is a homecoming of sorts for Ms. Harvey. She joined Ballet Theater in 1974, becoming a soloist in 1978 and a principal dancer in 1982. There, she danced lead roles in classics of the repertory, such as “Swan Lake,” “Giselle” and “Romeo and Juliet.” In 1986, she was the first American to be invited to join the Royal Ballet as a principal dancer. Ms. Harvey rejoined Ballet Theater in 1988, and stayed there until her retirement from performance in 1996." ([54])

5x expanded by Corachow (talk). Self-nominated at 11:22, 1 May 2021 (UTC).

2 Cheap Cars

  • ... that 2 Cheap Cars pulled a TV ad in New Zealand because children were copying the "Ah so" phrase that was used in it, which they often made sound like "asshole"? Source: Stuff.nz

5x expanded by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 07:36, 1 May 2021 (UTC).


Created by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 06:51, 1 May 2021 (UTC).

Rockefeller Guest House

Rockefeller Guest House
Rockefeller Guest House

Created by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 00:58, 1 May 2021 (UTC).

The UNSC and the United States resolutions on the Iran Arms

Created by M1nhm (talk). Self-nominated at 18:39, 4 May 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol delete vote.svg Not a good article, not well written. I recommend the article for deletion, not citation. NPguy (talk) 02:29, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 2[edit]

Norman K. Risjord

  • ... that historian Norman K. Risjord worked in counter-intelligence in Berlin before he obtained his Phd and pursued a career in American history?  Sources: • Norman K. Risjord: University of Wisconsin, biography;   • Memorials: Norman Risjord, Omohundro Institute

Created by Gwillhickers (talk). Self-nominated at 18:42, 5 May 2021 (UTC).

Beachy Head (poem)

  • ... that the poem Beachy Head by Charlotte Turner Smith was written while Britons feared French armies would invade at that spot? Source: "By 1805, as Smith was writing Beachy Head, tensions with France were at their highest pitch... A French attack was considered so imminent that thousands of British soldiers were stationed [at Beachy Head] in anticipation of their arrival." (Kevis Goodman "Conjectures on Beachy Head" p 988, on JSTOR)
    • ALT1:... that Charlotte Turner Smith wrote the poem Beachy Head after selling her library of 500 books to pay her debts? Source: "By the beginning of 1803 Smith was destitute... To settle her debts she sold her cherished collection of 500 books" (Blank, Antje. "Charlotte Smith". The Literary Encyclopedia)
    • ALT2:... that the Romantic poem Beachy Head by Charlotte Turner Smith is "botanically exact and scientific yet charged with feeling"? Source: "Charlotte Smith's green language is botanically exact and scientific yet charged with feeling." (Donna Landry "Green Languages? Women Poets as Naturalists in 1653 and 1807" p 489, on JSTOR)
  • Reviewed: none - this is my third DYK nomination
  • Comment: ALT2 would probably be better as a paraphrase than as a quote, but I'm struggling to pithily capture the context (ie that, unlike other Romantic poetry which just discusses nature emotionally, this poem brings in botany and fossils).

Improved to Good Article status by Oulfis (talk). Self-nominated at 08:56, 2 May 2021 (UTC).

Street Lights (Kanye West song)

Improved to Good Article status by Kyle Peake (talk). Self-nominated at 07:52, 3 May 2021 (UTC).

Jaden Charles

Created by EchetusXe (talk). Self-nominated at 17:14, 2 May 2021 (UTC).

Michael George Levy

Created by Nikkimaria (talk). Self-nominated at 16:46, 2 May 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on May 3[edit]

Zealot: A Book About Cults

Created by Vaticidalprophet (talk). Self-nominated at 04:24, 3 May 2021 (UTC).

Hughie Miller

Hughie Miller
Hughie Miller
  • ... that, despite being sick and ordered to return to the rear, Hughie Miller (pictured) fought on the front lines in the Battle of Belleau Wood and single-handedly captured two German soldiers? [55]
  • Reviewed: IOU
  • Comment: His action at Belleau Wood was on June 6, 1918. How does that work for a special occasion hook?

5x expanded by Muboshgu (talk). Self-nominated at 16:53, 4 May 2021 (UTC).

Road Rash 3

  • ... that Road Rash 3 artist Michael Hulme created ten conceptual settings for the game before settling on seven? Source: ""I painted a bunch of concept styles from the different countries," Michael recalls. "The paintings were rough concepts. They were quick, storyboard-type things, and in four days, I had ten paintings done. I tried to get a different palette for each location so they felt different. There were ten originally, and then we whittled it down to seven in the end."" (Wallace, Mitch (April 2017). "The Making of: The Road Rash Trilogy". Retro Gamer. No. 166. p. 27)

Improved to Good Article status by Cat's Tuxedo (talk). Self-nominated at 21:53, 3 May 2021 (UTC).


5x expanded by Sammi Brie (talk). Self-nominated at 21:15, 3 May 2021 (UTC).

Amster Yard

Amster Yard
Amster Yard
  • ... that Amster Yard (pictured), once slated for demolition, had seven hundred guests and eight residents celebrate its renovation? Source: Hanlon, Pamela (2008). Manhattan's Turtle Bay : story of a Midtown neighborhood. Charleston SC: Arcadia Pub. p. 48.
  • Reviewed: Ray Keating
  • Comment: If none of these are satisfactory, I can come up with some more hooks.

Created by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 20:12, 3 May 2021 (UTC).

Jesús Soto Museum of Modern Art

Jesús Soto Museum of Modern Art seen from courtyard garden
Jesús Soto Museum of Modern Art seen from courtyard garden

5x expanded by Kingsif (talk). Self-nominated at 18:30, 3 May 2021 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Interesting museum, on few but fine sources, Spanish sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. The image is licensed, but in small size perhaps less impressive than the one showing art in the garden, which would also save any trouble explaining that it displays art inside and outside. Thank you for the suggestions, - my choice would have been to say that the artist after whom it is named had it built in his hometown in Venezuela by a friend, or any bit of that, instead of that it was built fast. It's for Museum Day ;) - so should say something about what shown where why, not "built fast" (strike ALT3) nor what else the architect built (strike ALT4). I strike the original as way too long, and it also has no focus on museum. Suggestions for the article (not needed for approval, just to consider):
  • The article looks similar to the Spanish one, a translation (even if partial) should be credited on the talk, and it never hurts.
  • "by a variety of artists, including Soto" sounds to me like a variety of icecreams ;) - how about "By Soto and other artists"?
  • We should not "sandwich" text between an image and infobox, the image of the opening comes too soon, and should appear right. Perhaps get rid of the map in the infobox which is almost good for nothing?
  • "The III biennial "Pueblos en Resistencia" was held in the museum in 2019" - I may be not the only one who has no idea what III biennial means, please link or explain, and the specific title for the edition should probably be italic.
  • Design: the article is long enough, we don't have to describe the arrangement (around garden) twice within three sentences.
  • Art: "pieces with movement and dynamics" deserves a link.
  • Perhaps mention well-known Otero in the lead, which otherwise sounds as if only Soto?
  • Are there more external link, or refs in English? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:07, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
An Alejandro Otero sculpture at the Jesús Soto Museum of Modern Art
An Alejandro Otero sculpture at the Jesús Soto Museum of Modern Art
Thanks. It's hard to find sources since Soto has works of art in the (NY) Museum of Modern Art, and those take the top of all searches. The article is also freshly written after extensive copyvio removal, I didn't touch the Spanish article for fear it also contained copyvio. "III biennial"... well a biennial literally means "every two years" but is commonly used to mean an art expo (that happens once every two years), and III means third. I don't know much about that event so I can't help expand on it specifically. And I can propose a less interesting hook:
Kingsif (talk) 05:10, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
Thank you. For Google search, I have more success when searching - in addition to the name - to something specific. (working on Kammermusik (Hindemith) with both words awfully wide in meaning: the name of an player or dedicatee, for example, - for the museum it could be an artist on display) - Sorry, I didn't mean inside-out as a hook suggestion, just to take that image which shows it without word, - and thank you for that. It can be used for all (pictured) in hooks. - I understand the reluctance to rely on the Spanish article, and thank you for that as well. It was hard for me to tell. - I give my ideas a try, - can't review it though:
ALT6: ... that the Jesús Soto Museum of Modern Art (pictured), designed by architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva, was built in Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela, after Jesús Soto donated artwork to his hometown?
Bolivar makes me think of Bolivia ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:47, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
Well if you think that's interesting, you may also be interested to know that Venezuela's full name is "Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela" - you can thank Simón Bolívar for both. Kingsif (talk) 13:52, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
I thank you. Dropping Venezuela:
ALT6a: ... that the Jesús Soto Museum of Modern Art (pictured), designed by architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva, was built in Ciudad Bolívar after Jesús Soto donated artwork to his hometown? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:19, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
My bet is that not everybody will know Jesús Soto, nor where he comes from, - that's your chance to tell people, rather than informing them that Roman villas were built around gardens, or builders from Spain worked in Venezuela, with little conection to the museum aspect. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:19, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
not everybody will know Jesús Soto, nor where he comes from, - that's your chance to tell people Honestly, I'd (much) rather not. I think this is where we work at cross purposes sometimes; having Spanish builders shipped over, being designed like a Roman villa, are unusual facts about the museum. To basically say that the museum is named after the artist in its name and is in the hometown of that artist (nothing unusual) is bland to me, and it's barely more than "this exists". And the hook isn't about Soto, if people want to find out about him, they can click through - but if the hook was about Soto, I wouldn't be saying (or approving) anything so simple as he is a Venezuelan artist; tell us something intriguing or unusual. That is DYK's purpose: if it's a subject people know about, they'll want to know more about a strange detail when they'd otherwise bypass the article, and if it's something they don't know about, they will be enticed to learn because of an unusual fact. Like an ice breaker. Kingsif (talk) 14:38, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
We will have to disagree. I find knowing that the museum is not named for someone rich who sponsored it to make his name bigger but an artist who gave for free much more interesting than that Spanish workers were called to work in Venezuela, which would not make me click because I'd think that now I knew it all. And that Roman villas were built around gardens, I knew before, and that it was taken as a good model, I also knew before. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:52, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
Seems so, but it looks like we're both assessing a general public response on what our own response would be so we're probably both at least a bit correct! What can I say, if a hook doesn't make the subject sound interesting, I wouldn't click through. Kingsif (talk) 14:58, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
exactly ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:02, 5 May 2021 (UTC)

Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Need a new reviewer for the ALT6 hooks (but they could look at all the hooks) Kingsif (talk) 14:40, 5 May 2021 (UTC)


Improved to Good Article status by Thrakkx (talk). Self-nominated at 16:46, 3 May 2021 (UTC).

  • @Thrakkx: I'll review this. Congrats on your good article! It's funny since I also submitted Riverside Church as a DYK over a year ago, having improved it to GA. I thought I had actually nominated your ALT0 before, and it turns out I proposed something similar, but a different alt had run instead. Epicgenius (talk) 18:41, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
@Epicgenius: Thanks for this! Hopefully we can get the heaviest carillon fact approved so we promote two GAs at once!

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

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Red XN - See below.
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Red XN - The hooks are equally interesting (I myself prefer ALT0) but there are some strange things with the sources.
    • For ALT0, the Riverside Church article says the total weight of the ensemble is 500,000 pounds, which would be 250 short tons. See page 7 of "The Riverside Church" (PDF). New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. May 16, 2000. According to this article (citing the church's website), the bells weigh over 100 short tons or 200,000 pounds, a figure corroborated by The New York Times. This apparent discrepancy will have to be fixed before ALT0 is approved, but it is clear that the 500,000 pound figure refers to the equipment holding the bells along with the bells themselves, while the bells are about/over 200,000 pounds. I fixed this in the church article already, though.
      • Typically carillons are measured by the weight of the just its bells because the rest of the ensemble is frequently replaced and the data on their weights are not available. In the case of Riverside's carillon, they measured everything else to really hit home how much weight is sitting in the tower. I do like the fact about the total weight, though, so I included it in the article. What if we combine the two facts together? See ALT3.
        • @Thrakkx: I had just realized there was no conflict between the 226-metric-ton equipment and the 91-metric-ton bells. Sorry for creating the confusion, I only realized afterward that the weight of carillons doesn't include the equipment from which they are mounted. ALT3 looks interesting and falls within the length limit (170 characters), though I think we can smooth it out a bit. How about something like "... that the world's heaviest carillon, weighing over 91 metric tons by bells alone and over 226 metric tons in total, is at Riverside Church in New York City?" This comes out to 155 characters (159 if you include "the" before "Riverside"). Epicgenius (talk) 00:31, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
    • For ALT1, the 150,000 figure is not in the carillon article.
      • Fixed. Apologies!
    • For ALT2, sourcing is fine, but it says 15 collections with music from the heyday of the carillon. I'll assume good faith that the "heyday" refers to before 1900.
      • That's right. Really the heyday was the mid-18th century, and it is believed that little to no music was written before Jef Denyn at the end of the 19th century.
QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol question.svg Epicgenius (talk) 18:32, 5 May 2021 (UTC)

Izkia Siches

Izkia Siches
Izkia Siches

Created by Mx. Granger (talk). Self-nominated at 08:31, 3 May 2021 (UTC).

Frederick E. Betts

  • ... that as part of a World War I patriotic fundraiser, Frederick E. Betts agreed to run in a "fat man's race"? [62]
    • ALT1:... that Frederick E. Betts was described as "likely to go down in hockey history as the most prolific and entertaining author of hockey letters"? [63]
    • ALT2:... that Frederick E. Betts was described as the original "ginger kid" of Saskatchewan athletics, one of the "live wires" of the province, and "a hustler who gets results with few equals"? [64]
    • ALT3:... that Frederick E. Betts was an enthusiast for fast cars and good roads, and organized the establishment of 37 automobile clubs in Northern Saskatchewan? fast cars and good roads37 automobile clubs

Created by Flibirigit (talk). Self-nominated at 00:09, 3 May 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on May 4[edit]

Mary Speke

  • Reviewed: Theresa M. Korn
  • Comment: feel free to add an alt or improve the article or hook

Created by Victuallers (talk). Self-nominated at 08:50, 6 May 2021 (UTC).

Tagore Memorial Hall

Portait of Tagore (for ALT0)
Portait of Tagore (for ALT0)

Created by Nizil Shah (talk). Self-nominated at 06:08, 6 May 2021 (UTC).

Jade Bird

Jade Bird performing in 2018
Jade Bird performing in 2018

Improved to Good Article status by Spiderone (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 16:06, 5 May 2021 (UTC).

Matthias Hoene

Hoene filming in 2017
Hoene filming in 2017

Moved to mainspace by GRuban (talk). Self-nominated at 14:59, 5 May 2021 (UTC).

Kendra Sunderland

  • Reviewed: U.S. v. McMahon
  • Comment: I omitted what the award is for because I’m not sure people should see “tits” on the front page.

Created by Trillfendi (talk). Self-nominated at 00:09, 5 May 2021 (UTC).

Whitby Mall

Created by Morgan695 (talk). Self-nominated at 23:48, 4 May 2021 (UTC).

Reynolds Wayside Campground

5x expanded by Hog Farm (talk). Self-nominated at 21:42, 4 May 2021 (UTC).

Gao Jiamin

  • Comment: article can still be expanded with more sources but might be very difficult

Created by Yinglong999 (talk). Self-nominated at 18:31, 4 May 2021 (UTC).

312 and 314 East 53rd Street

312 (right) and 314 East 53rd Street (left)
312 (right) and 314 East 53rd Street (left)

Created by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 16:17, 4 May 2021 (UTC).

Carpinus perryae

  • ... that Carpinus perryae is the oldest hornbeam fossil described? Source: "Pigg, Manchester & Wehr, 2003 plus Forest et al (2005)
    • ALT1:... that the hornbeam Carpinus perryae was described from only two fossil nutlets found on a single rock? Source: "Pigg, Manchester & Wehr 2003"

Moved to mainspace by Kevmin (talk). Self-nominated at 14:45, 4 May 2021 (UTC).

Sabacc, Dejarik

Created by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 06:04, 4 May 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on May 5[edit]

Eric Tweedale

  • ... that at 100, Eric Tweedale is the oldest living Australian rugby international? Source: Nine

Created by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 18:15, 5 May 2021 (UTC).

The Sweet Flypaper of Life

Created by Firefangledfeathers (talk) and Eddie891 (talk). Nominated by Eddie891 (talk) at 15:01, 5 May 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on May 6[edit]

Special occasion holding area[edit]

The holding area has moved to its new location at the bottom of the Approved page. Please only place approved templates there; do not place them below.

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