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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.

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Instructions for nominators[edit]

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

If this is your first nomination, please read the DYK rules before continuing:
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To nominate an article[edit]

Read these instructions completely before proceeding.

For simplified instructions, see User:Rjanag/Quick DYK 2.

Create the nomination subpage.

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

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

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

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

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How to review a nomination[edit]

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

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

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

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How to promote an accepted hook[edit]

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Closing the DYK nomination page
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For more information, please see T:TDYK#How to promote an accepted hook.

How to remove a rejected hook[edit]

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

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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 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).

  • Symbol question.svg I am willing to review it, but first, the subject's notability is not clear. Could you elaborate here or on the article's talk how they meet WP:NPROF/WP:NBIO and ping me? The current sources for the article are low-key obituaries from his Department and funeral home, hardly independent (one presumably written by his colleagues at work, the other by his family and friends). I'll continue the review once the notability is made clear. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 07:37, 27 May 2021 (UTC)
Collapsing extended discussion about the notability of the subject. The proper venue for further discussion of this matter is WP:AFD and this DYK should continue according to usual procedure. Desertarun (talk) 08:53, 18 July 2021 (UTC)
@Piotrus: -- Risjord is noted in the academic and historical community for having authored more than twenty books on American history. That he worked for US intelligence before pursuing a career in history also makes him interesting, imo. The article is for reference, as Risjord's name occurs from time to time in other works of history. I wouldn't go so far as to say he's famous, but he is noted among historians and the like. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 23:01, 3 June 2021 (UTC)
[Add] Risjord's studies and writings about the birth and development of US political party system that emerged after the American Revolution were published in six separate volumes, and are considered standard works on the development of the early American party system. There is no other historian who has written in this important area of study nearly as much as Risjord has. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 20:38, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
Gwillhickers, Hmmm, I am still seeing those assertions as made by a Wikipedian but not backed up reliable sources. I will ping User:Randykitty here for a quick sanity check. What do you think, Randy? AfD or am I missing something? If you think it is notable I'll be happy to finish reviewing this. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 04:55, 19 June 2021 (UTC)
@Piotrus and Randykitty: Thanks. We should keep in mind that 'notability' is usually based on one's accomplishments and that any notability is usually limited to those interested in the subject. For example, an article on a given video game is only notable in the eyes of video-gamers. Risjord is noted in the American history historical world for his many Works|works on history, esp where it concerns the US party system that emerged after the American Revolution - a very important component of American history, often ignored. Like other accomplished writers this is Risjord's claim to notability. Hope his many scholarly accomplishments will be notable enough. Risjord is often referenced by other writers so if need be I can add these items to the narrative. I'll continue looking for other sources. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 17:28, 18 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Actually, that is not correct. Notability is not based on accomplishments, but on being "noted" as evidenced by in-depth discussion in reliable sources independent of the subject. I see here only 2 independent sources: the Hickey book and an article from the same author. I checked the book and there a only a handful in-passing mentions, nothing coming close to the coverage needed for notability. The article is even worse, mentioning Risjord just once in a list of sources. If Risjord was indeed as valued as you claiam, then there should be sources certifying that. If this is all (Goodreads, seriously?), then this is not only unsuited for DYK but ripe for AfD. Sorry for being so harsh, I understand and appreciate the time and effort that you have invested in this... --Randykitty (talk) 18:58, 18 June 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for being candid. Yes, we need more than one independent source that indeed says Risjord is a noted scholar in his field. Hickey maintains Risjord's works on the US party system are the standard reference on this subject. I only meant to say that accomplishments come first, and then, maybe, notability follows. Apparently it hasn't in this case, even though Risjord's name appears in the Bibliographies of many books on the history of the US government in the early days. As I said, I will look to other scholarly accounts which mention Risjord's distinguished accomplishments in the study of early US history. -- If I come up with any such independent sources I'll ping you and we can go from there. Otherwise, I'll just withdraw the nomination and hope the AfD axe doesn't come down on the article. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 20:00, 18 June 2021 (UTC)
Gwillhickers, I really dislike being a party-pooper or the resident "deletionist", particularly as I believe we are suffering from systemic bias against academics (or pro-celeberities). Nonetheless, I think there is no middle ground. If he is notable, this is eligible for DYK. If he is not, this is not eligible for an article (and your effort can be at best userfied, waiting for a day sources about him appear - it is possible, some scholars are written about by their peers and students and such, but it can takes years or decades). For the record, I do believe we should have articles about such people who should be notable, but it is not up to us to say they are - his peers and colleagues and so on need to go through the effort of writing at least one (and preferably three articles about him). That is the requirement for one to have an entry in an encyclopedia. Until such sources exist, he may not be notable. (That said, see also supplementary notes at WP:PROF, maybe he can squeeze by one of the other criteria; not that long ago I AfD an Asian vice rector of a minor university with no citations / research who got kept per consensus that vice rectors of all Commonwealth countries are automatically notable due to meeting some aspect of PROF...). --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 04:55, 19 June 2021 (UTC)
Book Reviews
Asking for three complete articles on writers it would seem is a bit much, considering that the guideline referred to only says Significant coverage is more than a trivial mention, but it does not need to be the main topic of the source material. Also, I am more concerned with 'what' an independent source says, rather than how many sentences or paragraphs, so I'm hoping we don't use a 'word count' of sorts to measure the weight a source may lend to Risjord. Having authored dozens of books, Risjord's area of expertise is distinguished and some of his works are considered the standard authority, so there's a likely chance there are others besides Hickey who definitively say so. I'll continue to search through the other sources. Risjord's names occurs in many works on American history, and in particular, Thomas Jefferson and post Revolutionary War developments, so there's still hope here that there's some ample coverage about the person himself. Will be prompt about the search. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 19:05, 19 June 2021 (UTC)
  • I suggest you start looking for reviews of his books, those might be more substantial than those Hickey sources (which in one case are just a citation and in the other not even a complete sentence). In the field of history, books are the way to publish and many journals will publish reviews of books in their field of interest. If no reviews of his books can be found, then I'd say that more or less proves non-notability (insofar as a negative can be proven, of course). --Randykitty (talk) 22:11, 19 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Gwillhickers, FYI, one article would make me not bother with AfD. Or even a detailed paragraph. Heck, a sentence calling him or his work significant would be of use too. Believe it or not, I do have (what I consider) relaxed standards when it comes to academics, it is just that they are still not met here - we are missing even one, independent, in-depth source about him. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:23, 20 June 2021 (UTC)
I've come across these book reviews of Risjord's work so far. In terms of recognition and praise given to Risjord, these reviews don't come right out and say that Risjord's works are a standard authority, but they do support the idea that Risjord is a well recognized, accomplished and insightful writer in his field.
  • Review: By, Cox, Richard J., Baltimore City Archives
    Book: Chesapeake Politics, 1781-1800, by Norman K. Risjord (1978)  ISBN 9780231043281
Cox —– "Risjord's Chesapeake Politics will be the classic work on the early politics of Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina for years to come, and all new work will be compared to it.[1]
  • Review: By Elaine G. Breslaw, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    Book: Builders of Annapolis: Enterprise and Politics in a Colonial Capital, By Norman K. Risjord. (1997) ISBN 0-938420-60-7
Breslaw —– "This is good popular history. The author chronicles the development of Annapolis in the eighteenth century through the lives of nine families who contributed to the architectural and institutional development of the town. Risjord, now retired from the history department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, is best known for his description of Chesapeake Politics, 1781-1800 (New York, 1978) and a series of biographical sketches of Representative Americans.[a] Drawing on an array of secondary sources, he brings to this portrait of elite Annapolis colonials a wealth of human interest stories and insightful observations."[2]
  • Review: By Harry Hellenbrand, University of Minnesota, Duluth
    Book: Thomas Jefferson, by Norman K. Risjord (1994)  ISBN 9780945612391
Hellenbrand —– "Norman K. Risjord's brief biography of Jefferson is the work of a seasoned professional who has devoted his scholarly career to the study of the Jeffersonian period in American history. While modestly describing his book as a brief outline of Jefferson's career for a general audience, Risjord actually presents an insightful analysis of Jefferson's character and beliefs and an incisive account of his impact on his times. Risjord is especially strong in showing how Jefferson managed to combine strong elements of classical republicanism and Lockean liberalism in his political ideology and in tracing how the balance between them constantly shifted in response to changing circumstances. Firmly in command of the sources, Risjord, in slightly more than 200 pages, leads the reader authoritatively through the main stages of development in Jefferson's career and provides a convincing assessment of his place in American history."[3]


  1. ^ Cox, Richard J., (Emphasis added)
  2. ^ Breslaw, [1], pp. 382-383
  3. ^ Hellenbrand review:, p. 266-267


  1. ^ These works are listed in the article.
Thanks to both of you for your advice and patience. Continuing the search. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 19:17, 20 June 2021 (UTC)
Gwillhickers, A quick tip: I found that LibGen is good at returning book reviews that GScholar missed. Anyway, while I don't think reviews of one's book lend themselves to the notability of the author directly (per WP:NOTINHERITED), we do have something to work with here: Risjord, now retired from the history department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, is best known for his description of Chesapeake Politics, 1781-1800 (New York, 1978) and a series of biographical sketches of Representative Americans. and a seasoned professional who has devoted his scholarly career to the study of the Jeffersonian period in American history. That's good, and for me would be enough to compromise (leave the notability template in, but no need for AfD; the reason I see it as a constructive is that the article is tagged for improvement and hopefully will eventually attract someone who will add more sources, once they exist; that's of course is assuming you don't find anything more right now). --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 04:50, 21 June 2021 (UTC)
I broke this subsection titled "Book reviews", as it seems to be working through the WP:Notability (academics), "Academics meeting any one of the following conditions, as substantiated through reliable sources, are notable." Criteria #1. "The person's research has had a significant impact in their scholarly discipline, broadly construed, as demonstrated by independent reliable sources." TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 17:17, 22 June 2021 (UTC)
Prestigious academic honor

At WP:Notability (academics), "Academics meeting any one of the following conditions, as substantiated through reliable sources, are notable." Criteria #2. "The person has received a highly prestigious academic award or honor at a national or international level."

- The Fulbright Scholar Program sponsored Risjord for a lectureship in American history at university in Uppsala, Sweden in 1967-1968, see that Fulbright U.S. Scholar Directory.
- The Fulbright Scholar Program sponsored Risjord for a lectureship in American history at university in Singapore in 1983-1984, see that Fulbright U.S. Scholar Directory.

At these two third-party reliable sources, Norman K. Risjord may be found to be WP:notable for one Criteria, #2. s/TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 17:33, 22 June 2021 (UTC)

Outside academia, in an academic capacity

At WP:Notability (academics), "Academics meeting any one of the following conditions, as substantiated through reliable sources, are notable." Criteria #6. "The person has had a substantial impact outside academia in their academic capacity."

- Consistent with the "Wisconsin Idea" from a 1905 University Presidential address, "I shall never be content until the beneficent influence of the University reaches every family of the state."
Risjord broadcast his university lectures in American history on NPRs Wisconsin Public Radio for twenty years 1967-1989. See the Newsletter for the Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization, PLATO Weekly Update 2/5/2019 by Michael Stevens.
- Risjord's PLATO lectures were aimed first at the program's principle audience, senior Wisconsin residents nearing retirement. They began in a 25-student classroom, then expanded to the Madison Senior Center at Capitol Lakes, and finally filling the 200-seat auditorium each semester at the Oakwood Village West residence campus. see PLATO Weekly Update 2/5/2019.
- Risjord he wrote a secondary schools textbook on American History, published by (1979) Pearson, and (1983) Holt, Rinehart and Winston. He followed that in 1984 with a college-level textbook, America: A History of the United States, reprinted (1988) Pearson College Division, which both reflected well on his high school textbook, which was "outside academia", but in his "academic capacity".

At three reliably sourced examples, Norman K. Risjord may be found to be WP:notable for one criteria, #6. s/TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 18:34, 22 June 2021 (UTC)

I am still not convinced he is notable, but he is borderline, and I am not very motivated to take him to AfD (since I lean on the incusionist side of such borderline cases). I am however not prepared to pass this for DYK, as I believe the notability tag has to say in the article until it survives a trial by fire at AfD, and as long as it is there, this is not eligible for a DYK. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 05:27, 25 June 2021 (UTC)

@Randykitty, Piotrus, and TheVirginiaHistorian: — We should be using Subject-specific notability guidelines for notability. The notability criteria for athletes, books, music, academia, etc are different. Notability for academics is what we should have been considering. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 19:06, 25 June 2021 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Notability (academics)

In terms of Notability in the academic world, Risjord meets at least three of the criteria for historians here at WP:

1. The person's research has had a significant impact in their scholarly discipline, broadly construed, as demonstrated by independent reliable sources.[a]
5. The person has held a named chair appointment or distinguished professor appointment at a major institution[b]
7. The person has had a substantial impact outside academia in their academic capacity.[c]

-- Gwillhickers (talk) 19:56, 23 June 2021 (UTC)


  1. ^ Risjord's extensive research and writing in the area of early American representation is cited by numerous independent reliable sources, some of whom regard these works as an academic standard.
  2. ^ Risjord has had tenure as a professor at several institutions, including the Universities of Wisconsin, Columbia University and the US Naval Academy - a teaching career that spanned 60 years.
  3. ^ Risjords lectures on history were broadcasted over public radio, a public service not connected with any university curriculum. After retirement, Risjord continued to do volunteer teaching at PLATO, a continuing education institution under the auspices of Wisconsin University, for two decades, up until months before he died.

Given his many years of involvement in numerous areas of the academic realm (Professorships, books, journals, etc), Risjord's notability is well established. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 18:32, 25 June 2021 (UTC)

Sorry to disagree. Being cited does not indicate a significant impact, particularly when it has not been noted in secondary sources. Charles Beard for example had an impact because his view that economic interest was a driver of both the U.S. Revolution and the Civil War was adopted by leading historians, although he is less popular now.
None of Riford's teaching positions were named chairs or distinguished professorships.
His post-retirement work cannot be considered to have had a substantial impact unless it is reported extensively in reliable sources.
TFD (talk) 19:22, 25 June 2021 (UTC)
We've been through this. Some of Risjord's work are considered a standard, or the best, in its area of study, as noted by independent reliable sources, Hickey and Cox. He's done much more than having been cited in other works to achieve notability in the modern academic world. Risjord meets three of the criteria, esp number 5. As a writer he doesn't require a specific acclamation from a specific source to achieve notability in the realm of histiography, even though this has happened. His professorships alone, not to mention his many recognized works, give him notability. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 21:11, 25 June 2021 (UTC)
See Professors in the United States#Special academic ranks (tenured). A named chair appointment is an appointment that contains a name, while distinguished professor is a title awarded to particularly esteemed professors. So for example John Smith may be appointed the Charles A. Beard Professor of History or be called Distinguished Professor Smith. AFAIK neither applies. TFD (talk) 01:10, 26 June 2021 (UTC)
  • In criteria 5, the phrase "distinguished professor appointment", which is not capitalized, per official titles, is one among many such titles given to the various top professors in universities. They include titles such as, "president's professor", "university professor", "distinguished professor", "distinguished research professor", "distinguished teaching professor", also listed in the article/section linked to. Risjord was a professor at several major universities, including Wisconsin State, for many years. I hope you're not expecting to find a source that spells out the phrase distinguished professor in reference to Risjord. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 19:25, 26 June 2021 (UTC)
Well no the term "distinguished professor" is not capitalized, but neither is the term professor. While a professor would be styled Professor John Smith, a distinguished professor would be styled Distinguished Professor John Smith or University Professor John Smith. Here's a list of distinguished professors at the University of Toronto. Notice there are fewer than 40 of them out of a total faculty of over 2,500. Also, professor emeritus is not equivalent to distinguished professor. As your link shows, the University of Wisconsin applies the term to all retired professors. If you are not willing to concede this, I will take it to a noticeboard. TFD (talk) 22:26, 26 June 2021 (UTC)
Professor is a tile of rank in academic pursuits, and is always capitalized when used to refer to an individual. Also, what link/source says that Wisconsin U. gives the title Emeritus to all its retiring professors? If the title was simply given away as some bonus or gift to all retiring professors, it would make the award/title sort of meaningless. Please see Emeritus Status, Univ. of Wisconsin, requiring long time distinguished service. According to our WP Emeritus article, it says, "..it remains a mark of distinguished service, awarded only to a few on retirement." Also, there's really no need to go to a incident noticeboard to sort this stuff out. An RfC would be more appropriate, but at this point moot, as only one criteria need be met to establish notability in the academic world. Risjord has met several, as outlined above. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 23:10, 26 June 2021 (UTC)
The Wikipedia article you linked to says, "In some cases, the term is conferred automatically upon all persons who retire at a given rank, but in others, it remains a mark of distinguished service, awarded only to a few on retirement." Madison allows retired professors with 10 years of distinguished service to apply. The history department currently has 35 professors emeriti.[2] The department of Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture, which has a page for all former faculty, lists 15 retired professors, of whom 14 are professors emeriti.[3] And even though almost all retiring professors become emeriti, it's not meaningless because it allows them to use university sources and remain part of the university community. TFD (talk) 00:03, 27 June 2021 (UTC)
Yes, as the WP article says, " it remains a mark of distinguished service, awarded only to a few on retirement." Awards are given for accomplishments, distinguished service, more than to merely offer University resources, etc. Again, Emeritus Status Wisconsin U. makes it clear as to what basis they offer a title of Emeritus Professor. Though others may have been awarded the title, it does not diminish Risjord's distinguished accomplishments, (very) often cited by others, in an area of study most often treated in a cursory fashion - pursuits which go far beyond those of average professors. It seems you're trying to suggest that Risjord is no more notable than the average professor, most of whom only publish a nominal amount of work in areas of study most often well covered by many others already. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 17:15, 27 June 2021 (UTC)
  • @Piotrus: As you well intended, this nomination was originally reviewed under the auspices of general guidelines for people, where links to Subject-specific guidelines are also listed, including those pertaining to Academics. Quoting from this page, "This guideline reflects consensus about the notability of academics as measured by their academic achievements", and, "This guideline is independent from the other subject-specific notability guidelines ... and is explicitly listed as an alternative to the general notability guideline." Using the criteria for academics, Risjord's notability as an academic is based on criteria 1, 2, 5, and 7, which has been outlined by two editors, including myself, on the Risjord Talk page, beginning here. A reviewer is needed to evaluate the nomination under notability guidelines for academics. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 00:18, 7 July 2021 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg This is not a review but a comment, but I would highly suggest taking the article to AFD in order to properly address the notability concerns. Once that is accomplished, this can be given a full review. Narutolovehinata5 (talk · contributions) 07:25, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
The obvious person to take this to AFD would be Piotrus, since it was his concerns that set this off. If not, then perhaps Narutolovehinata5 would be willing to do so. However, if neither have done so within seven days, I will restore the new reviewer request, as the notability concerns will not have been serious enough to have been acted upon. BlueMoonset (talk) 17:47, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
That sounds fair enough. Just a reminder, that this article was originally reviewed under the auspices of general notability guidelines, rather than the specific and appropriate notability guidelines for academics. Since then the issue has been discussed here at DYK, and in an RfC, that has been abandoned by its initiator, and in a number of sections on the Risjord Talk page. As an accomplished award winning professor and writer for over 30 years Risjord has satisfied several of the criteria for academic notability, which was outlined and discussed at length by three editors (in the collapsed box above). -- Gwillhickers (talk) 21:53, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 15[edit]

Sheikh Jarrah property dispute

Sheikh Jarrah solidarity demonstration
Sheikh Jarrah solidarity demonstration
  • ... that the deputy mayor of Jerusalem explained that the Sheikh Jarrah eviction cases are part of a municipal strategy to create “layers of Jews” throughout East Jerusalem? Source: Evictions in Jerusalem Become Focus of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, May 7, 2021: "But Mr. King, the deputy mayor, said “of course” they are part of a wider strategy of installing “layers of Jews” throughout East Jerusalem. That policy, Mr. King said, “is the way to secure the future of Jerusalem as a Jewish capital for the Jewish people.” “If we will not be in big numbers and if we will not be at the right places in strategic areas in East Jerusalem,” he added, then future peace negotiators “will try to divide Jerusalem and to give part of Jerusalem to our enemy.”"

Created by Enthusiast01 (talk) and Onceinawhile (talk). Nominated by Onceinawhile (talk) at 20:38, 17 May 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 framing of King explaining what the eviction cases are doesn't seem quite right, since it implies without sourcing that that's what they really are. How about "...described the Sheikh Jarrah eviction cases as part of...", or something like that?

Image eligibility:

  • Freely licensed: Green tickY
  • Used in article: Green tickY
  • Clear at 100px: Red XN - Not quite clear enough at 100px, I don't think. Might need to add a different image to the article or run this without one.
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg The article is of course not perfect (but articles don't need to be perfect for DYK), and the talk page is quite something, as are the talk pages for a lot of articles under ARBPIA. But this nomination is eligible and almost ready to go. With that said, I've flagged two minor issues with the nom above. Once they're fixed, please use {{subst:DYK?again}} to request another reviewer to double-check. ezlevtlk/ctrbs 23:33, 1 June 2021 (UTC)

@Ezlev: thanks for this. I am fine with your proposed amendment to the hook. Many thanks.

Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Onceinawhile (talk) 07:46, 2 June 2021 (UTC)

  • This article is tagged for neutrality and there is an ongoing RFC in that regard. In my view, this should not proceed until it is resolved.Selfstudier (talk) 09:25, 3 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Neutrality issues have not been addressed in the almost-two months since Selfstudier's comments. With how it appears that it won't be resolved anytime soon and the lack of activity on this nomination, it appears that there is no feasible path forward at this time. Narutolovehinata5 (talk · contributions) 13:28, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 17[edit]

Beddomeia waterhouseae

Created/expanded by Kikits (talk). Self-nominated at 03:38, 24 May 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg 5x expansion. Need substantial work. --evrik (talk) 03:07, 7 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Suggest closing this; the nominator is a student in a Wikipedia Education class who hasn't edited for over a month, so I suspect the assignment and any interest in DYK has ended and "[an interesting fact about]" is not the catchiest hook. Belle (talk) 12:34, 7 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Nomination abandoned. --evrik (talk) 18:45, 8 July 2021 (UTC)

I've adopted this per Special:Diff/1033535663; please give me some time to work on this. Thanks! Rotideypoc41352 (talk · contribs) 08:42, 14 July 2021 (UTC)

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Updating icon to reflect current conditions. BlueMoonset (talk) 02:58, 15 July 2021 (UTC)
  • I'll take this on as a reviewer. I've tapped a friendly scientist Wikipedian on the shoulder to help with the cleanup; I note that there are still a couple of maintenance tags. Please say when the maintenance tags are gone and I'll swing into review action. Schwede66 18:49, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Thanks for your good work, Ambrosia10; appreciate you chipping in. Thanks also to Rotideypoc41352 for their significant work towards getting this into shape. I've amended the DYK credits accordingly. I've tweaked some references further and removed the two maintenance tags as the issues have been dealt with. There are further referencing issues that extend beyond DYK requirements that I have documented on the article's talk page. You or any other editor may attend to this and that does not need to happen before this going onto the homepage. Significant expansion started on 17 May and this got nominated one week later. Plenty long enough. Adequately referenced. Neutral in tone. Earwig is down (it says it could not find this article!?) so I'll have to come back to this. The hook fact should be more explicitly mentioned in the article; it hints at the small distribution in several places but it does not say so as explicitly as it does in the hook or the references. The hook is certainly interesting. QPQ has been done. This is almost there (Earwig-assessment pending); not much to do to get it over the line. Schwede66 20:28, 24 July 2021 (UTC)

Double Tenth Agreement

5x expanded by Apot8511 (talk). Self-nominated at 07:55, 25 May 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg The article has been expanded enough and I assume good faith on the references that I can't access. The sentence in the lead - "The agreement was signed at what is now the Red Rock Village Museum in Chongqing." - should be referenced and it would probably be best for it to also be in the body of the article. The first paragraph in the China in 1945 section needs citations. "The battles resulted in a victory for Mao and the CCP which skewed the negotiations to Mao's favour." under the Events section needs a citation at the end, but I do see that the information is in the citation in the next paragraph so it should be easy to just repeat it up above. The last two issues are that the 5th reference and the 36th reference have formatting errors. SL93 (talk) 18:23, 5 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Pinging Apot8511, but they seem to be a student editor that has not edited recently, so I'm not sure if they will pick up. --LordPeterII (talk) 21:27, 25 June 2021 (UTC)
  • @SL93: I found those references are to the same NYT article, so I have fixed them. No comment on anything else though. - Aussie Article Writer (talk) 06:23, 30 June 2021 (UTC)

English Building, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

  • ... that according to campus legend, the English Building at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is haunted by the ghost of a female student who drowned in the building's pool? Students using the building have reported mysterious phenomena and the faint voice of a woman sounding from nowhere." Source:[4]

Created by Chevsapher (talk). Nominated by JustinMal1 (talk) at 13:46, 17 May 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Article new and long enough, generally well written but poorly sourced. I would go so far as to say most of the article is unsourced or the sources aren't clear. I also highly recommend moving the article to English Building, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Just about every university will have an "English building", and many of them will be officially called that, let alone all the buildings named after people called English, or representing England at various events. It needs the disambiguation unless you think it's undoubtedly the main thing in existence referred to as "English building" (the answer is no, it isn't). What sources are used appear to be almost entirely primary sources, not indicating that it has outside notability. I am also concerned that Chevsapher has undisclosed COI (editing behavior)? Similarly, I would like more information on the licenses for the images in the article. But you and JustinMal1 still have a few more days to work on the article before it would even be too late to nominate for DYK, and I'd offer a grace period for improvements after that date (24th) too. Kingsif (talk) 17:27, 21 May 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for the helpful feedback. To address your points:
  • ~95% of the article is sourced, and the few statements that are not sourced are common general knowledge. If I need to change the citation style, I am happy to do so.
  • I like the suggestion about creating disambiguation page, and I saw that JustinMal1 just moved the article to the suggested namespace.
  • Concerning the potential COI, I am a student at the university, but I am not affiliated with the units that occupy the building. If this is still qualifiable as a COI, I will stop editing University of Illinois articles.
  • The images' origins and licenses are explained on their Wikimedia pages. The photos I personally uploaded are photos I took myself.
  • I tried to avoid primary sources, but I will agree that many of the secondary sources are internal to the university. To add more external sources, I would need to dig more into two main reasons why the building is externally relevant, which are (1) it was designed by the pre-eminent architectural firm of the Beaux-Arts era, and (2) it was the home of one of the most influential early home economics departments in the U.S., whose research helped drive the early-20th-century revolution in domestic efficiency. I would love to flesh out this article more fully, but unfortunately, my time is limited. I cannot yet commit to spending a few full days with a stack of books.
Chevsapher (talk) 17:51, 22 May 2021 (UTC)
  • Kingsif, it's been over a month, and no significant edits have been made to the article, though it was moved as you suggested. Can you please take a look at Chevsapher's response and the article itself, and determine whether the nomination should proceed? Thank you very much. BlueMoonset (talk) 03:21, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg There are at least 3 paragraphs without a single citation, and many others with only one that clearly applies to only a sentence or two. Since the article is so short, that's nowhere near "95% sourced". Citation style hasn't accepted "common knowledge" or "dump a bibliography at the end" for a long time now, so I refuse to believe anyone thinks this could be adequate. Kingsif (talk) 12:00, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
  • For each "paragraph without a single citation," just go down to the next paragraph and find the first source cited. For example, the first 2 paragraphs under "Architecture" are both sourced from [9], with the citation sitting in the second paragraph. If this is not proper formatting, I am happy to change it. The only "common knowledge" statement is the sentence about which units currently occupy the building; a quick Google search will confirm their locations. All other information is sourced from the citations, and if you have any doubts, you are welcome to check. Chevsapher (talk) 18:28, 7 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Chevsapher, citations do not cover multiple paragraphs on Wikipedia. If a source is used for consecutive paragraphs, each paragraph must cite the source. Google search is not adequate; if you cannot find an actual source for the material, since it has been challenged, then it shouldn't be included in the article. BlueMoonset (talk) 03:06, 11 July 2021 (UTC)


  • ... that Lajia was the place where the world's oldest noodles were found?
  • Comment: The source of the hook fact can be found in reference 6.

5x expanded by Jehbe3412 (talk). Self-nominated at 01:58, 24 May 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol delete vote.svg. I cannot establish that this article has been expanded 5x between the 7 May and the 17 May. Even if I take the most generous bracket of time (i.e. not counting the subsequent downsizing by Keith D), I am supposed to compare the version of 02:06, 26 April 2021‎ with the version of 13:45, 17 May 2021‎. For the first version, DYKCheck gives me 1914 characters and 328 words. For the second version, DYKCheck gives me 5882 characters and 982 words. JBchrch talk 20:07, 27 May 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg There was one edit which was a 2 x expansion. The nom has only ever made 3 edits and no amount of leeway could get this close. Desertarun (talk) 11:19, 29 May 2021 (UTC)
  • Thank you for letting me know, I will be expanding the Lajia article further. Jehbe3412 (talk) 21:15, 31 May 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg As of today, DYKcheck is showing a 5x expansion starting on May 17, seven days prior to the nomination; the nominator made the additions within 48 hours of the above post. Full review needed. BlueMoonset (talk) 17:13, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
  • I shall be reviewing. Looking good overall, but I'll need some time to check in detail. --LordPeterII (talk) 12:29, 28 June 2021 (UTC)
  • @Jehbe3412: There is a number of weird sentences in the article, and it would certainly need some copy editing. As a student editor, are you still active? --LordPeterII (talk) 11:49, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
  • LordPeterII, I'm pretty sure the class ended a month ago, and the nominator hasn't edited since then. If you don't get a response after seven days, I think you have to assume that any copyediting will need to be done by someone else. It would probably take a few weeks if a Guild of Copy Editors request was made. I have made a post to the nominator's page that more work is needed. BlueMoonset (talk) 03:16, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
  • @BlueMoonset: Yeah I figured so much. I won't bother the guild, they have enough to do already with GAN and stuff. I'll probably do the copy-editing myself when I have time. --LordPeterII (talk) 09:18, 6 July 2021 (UTC)
  • The article passes DYKCheck and there are no copyright issues. Provided hook looks interesting and is inline cited in the article. This is nominators first DYK, so QPQ is not required. However, I feel the hook needs to be modified. ─ The Aafī (talk) 12:47, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
  • ALT1 ... that world's oldest noodles were found in Lajia?
  • Symbol voting keep.svg Good to go with the modified hook. ─ The Aafī (talk) 05:29, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Ahem, excuse me but what? This article is not ready yet (as I have written above). I hope I'm not breaking a rule by putting another symbol here, but as the one who was originally intending to do the review I can't let this pass in its current state. @TheAafi: Sorry for this, but have you read the article? Half of the sentences don't make sense to me. Might pass for length and such, but I feel like quality can't be ignored completely. I intended to rectify this myself but got sucked into other projects, and so will request at the Guild of Copy Editors after all. It certainly can pass at some point, but please keep it on hold until the prose is in an acceptable state. --LordPeterII (talk) 09:49, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
  • LordPeterII I'm holding it until then. I skimmed through it and didn't find any major problem. Good wishes with the copyediting. Please ping me once you believe it is fine to be passed. ─ The Aafī (talk) 09:53, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg Please note that although the article has been requested at GOCE, the backlog is such that it will likely be early to mid-September before the copyedit is completed. Having skimmed much of the article myself, it clearly needs a careful copyedit prior to being approved for DYK. BlueMoonset (talk) 17:24, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
  • @BlueMoonset: Well, in that case I'll add it back to my to-do list. I need some time to do this properly (got sucked into storm coverage), but it won't take until September. I'll ping the reviewer when I'm finished. --LordPeterII (talk) 17:59, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 20[edit]

Enamorado Por Primera Vez, List of Billboard Latin Pop Airplay number ones of 1997

  • Reviewed: pending
  • Comment: Enamorado Por Primera Vez achieved GA status and List of Billboard Latin Pop Airplay number ones of 1997 was expanded 5 fivefold

Created/expanded by Magiciandude (talk). Self-nominated at 22:00, 24 May 2021 (UTC).

  • Review by Tbhotch

General eligibility:

Policy compliance:

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Red XN - Below

QPQ: Red XN - Not done
Overall: Symbol question.svg @Magiciandude: *insert confused screams*. The hook says that Enamorado charted for "11 weeks"; the article lists 10 weeks, and the source says 12 weeks. Also, in May 24, you sourced May 3. I don't see any major problem with "Enamorado" itself. (CC) Tbhotch 23:40, 8 June 2021 (UTC)

  • Magiciandude this is why it is important to source the full reference. Tbhotch the source is correct, in fact there were a number of charts this appeared on. You are looking at the Hot Latin Songs chart for the 12 week figure, which is correct. The article no longer references anything that is 10 weeks long, but the actual thing that is being referenced is the the Latin Pop Airplay charts, which is indeed 11 weeks. The reference is Lannert, John (27 December 1997). "Latin Notas". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 109 (52): 54. - Aussie Article Writer (talk) 06:44, 30 June 2021 (UTC)
@Aussie Article Writer: My key problem still that the lead and the source say it peaked for 11 weeks. The article, however, only lists 10 weeks, from February 8 to April 12. If it recharted later is not said. (CC) Tbhotch 16:22, 30 June 2021 (UTC)
Tbhotch I must be missing something, where in that article does it mention that date range? - Aussie Article Writer (talk) 16:33, 30 June 2021 (UTC)
@Aussie Article Writer: The table. (CC) Tbhotch 16:37, 30 June 2021 (UTC)
Yup, I’m the world’s most unobservant reviewer! I just noticed that two articles were nominated. Yowsers! - Aussie Article Writer (talk) 16:46, 30 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg There has been no response to this review, the two QPQs needed for a two-article nomination have still not been supplied, and no edits made to address the issues despite multiple pings over the past five weeks. If the QPQs have not been supplied and the issues addressed within the next seven days, the nomination will be marked for closure unless clear progress is being made. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:24, 16 July 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 23[edit]

Marie Antoinette with a Rose

  • ... that the previous portrait that illustrates Marie Antoinette wearing a muslin dress before Marie Antoinette with a Rose (pictured) was painted, is the subject's favourite dress? Source: "Vigée-Le Brun presented notably a new portrait of the Queen wearing the “gaulle” or “blouse dress”. Adapted to Parisian fashion by the dressmaker Rose Bertin, this muslin dress was the Queen’s favourite one during her stays at the Petit Trianon, away from the court. The visitors of the Salon were shocked by this portrait: in their view the Queen was not dressed as befitted her rank. So the painting was quickly withdrawn. Vigée-Le Brun then quickly painted a second portrait to be exhibited before the end of the Salon." Google Arts & Culture

Created by JeBonSer (talk). Self-nominated at 01:35, 24 May 2021 (UTC).

Symbol possible vote.svg Length (just barely) and reference verified ... however:
  • How sure are we that Google Arts & Culture is an RS? Mightn't we be better with the original text from Versailles if it's available, or from a reputable art site or book?
  • I think the body text should be rewritten a little more so it doesn't use so much of the same phrasing as the Google page. It passed a copyvio check, but still ...
  • And frankly, this hook would be better off for an article about that previous painting. Or rewritten to be more about this one. As it is it's like we had an article about a building and a hook about the one next door to it.
Daniel Case (talk) 23:47, 15 June 2021 (UTC)
OK, that takes care of the third issue I had, but not the other two. Daniel Case (talk) 17:52, 18 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Pointing out that JeBonSer's talk page shows five DYK credits; a QPQ will be required. BlueMoonset (talk) 17:03, 20 June 2021 (UTC)
To clarify, the submitted QPQ review was previously used on Template:Did you know nominations/Portrait of Madame Jacques-Louis Leblanc, which was promoted to the main page on June 9. As a QPQ may only be used once, the one here cannot be reused and a new QPQ review will need to be performed. BlueMoonset (talk) 17:49, 20 June 2021 (UTC)
  • @Daniel Case: Older reference was now replaced with the original reference from the Palace of Versailles with additional new references from other sites and a new QPQ was provided. JeBonSer (talk | sign) 16:39, 5 July 2021 (UTC)
@JeBonSer: OK, but per BlueMoonset above you still need to do another QPQ and post the link here. Daniel Case (talk) 17:48, 5 July 2021 (UTC)
@Daniel Case: QPQ: From St. George's Basilica, Prague to Theodolinda Hahnsson. The current provided QPQ is not still used. See the difference of my edit here. JeBonSer (talk | sign) 18:04, 5 July 2021 (UTC)
JeBonSer, even though you have officially changed the references, the actual prose is still unchanged, which means Daniel Case's point about needing to deal with the overly close paraphrasing from the Google source—putting the material in your own words while remaining accurate—still has to be done. Close paraphrasing is a very serious matter. BlueMoonset (talk) 00:55, 8 July 2021 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: Daniel Case, I have already rewritten the article and the information is still intact and accurate. The problems are all resolved now. JeBonSer (talk | sign) 08:47, 12 July 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 25[edit]


Quesabirria in California
Quesabirria in California
  • Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/Eye of Horus
  • Comment: I am never savvy at nominating DYK's, but, I realized I have been writing a lot and figured I'd give it a go. I'm totally open minded on the DYK for this one. I can also provide more sourcing, if needed. Any excuse for yummy food to be on the front page of Wikipedia.

Created by Missvain (talk). Self-nominated at 17:25, 25 May 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg - QPQ done. Hooks are policy compliant, article is new and long enough. However, some stuff needs worked on before this is good to run. Uncited sentence at the end of the history section, not seeing where the facts in ALT1 are in the article unless I totally missed it, and the direct quote for ALT0 needs to have a citation directly following the sentence in the article containing the quote. Interesting article, and I would totally eat this food. Hog Farm Talk 05:46, 28 May 2021 (UTC)
  • Alt1 is no good: the source article is from 2019 and is too parochial to make a sweeping claim for all "foodies" (Spanish has missed a trick going with comidista for foodie: comidiante or comidante would be much better). The claim should be adjusted in the article too (get me, bossing you around; I mean it would be good to adjust it). Belle (talk) 11:55, 7 July 2021 (UTC)
  • @Missvain: You might have forgotten about this, but the remaining things should be easy enough to solve. --LordPeterII (talk) 11:21, 6 July 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 28[edit]

Semi-cursive script

  • ... that since Chinese calligraphy is disappearing due to the introduction of solid writing tools, a robotic arm was programmed to replicate semi-cursive script writing using the writing brush 17 years ago? Source: "Yao, Fenghui; Shao, Guifeng; Yi, Jianqiang (January 2004). "Trajectory generation of the writing–brush for a robot arm to inherit block–style Chinese character calligraphy techniques". Advanced Robotics. 18 (3): 331–356. doi:10.1163/156855304322972477. ISSN 0169-1864."
    • 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)

Expanded by MeipleLeaf (talk). Self-nominated at 03:47, 24 May 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article has over 1,500 characters in prose. Article was not expanded 5 times its size at the time of nomination but it has been remedied since. Article is written in a neutral tone and is adequately sourced, but the refimprove tag added in 2013 still is a concern. In the "Writing conventions" and "Computer encoding" sections, there's some unnecessary capitalization in the headers. lullabying (talk) 07:22, 7 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Additional comments: this is the user's first nomination so a QPQ is not needed at this time. I assume good faith on offline sources. For the hook, I would suggest getting rid of the first part of the sentence as it makes the hook wordy. ALT1 was not suggested; did you intend on including it? lullabying (talk) 07:26, 7 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Nominator (a student editor) hasn't edited since May 28th and the issues remain unresolved. Unless another editor decides to adopt this, it is now marked for closure as unsuccessful. Narutolovehinata5 (talk · contributions) 12:38, 16 July 2021 (UTC)
    • Unless if someone with more expertise in CJKV writing comes along and wants it, I volunteer to adopt this nom. I changed the headers and will look at sourcing next. MSG17 (talk) 12:57, 16 July 2021 (UTC)
@MSG17: Have you been able to address all of Lullabying's concerns? Narutolovehinata5 (talk · contributions) 01:50, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
I've been able to address the headers, and I have started working on references. However, I am rather unsatisifed with that content of this article, as it strays in several places to cover the history of calligraphy in general, rather than just this particular script. Nevertheless, I'm working on it, and should have a suitable version soon. MSG17 (talk) 12:05, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 1[edit]

32nd anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests

A candle-lit US Consulate, Hong Kong on the night of 4 June 2021
A candle-lit US Consulate, Hong Kong on the night of 4 June 2021

Created by Ohconfucius (talk). Self-nominated at 12:20, 7 June 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Date and length fine. However I have a few issues with the hooks. First of all we should say Hong Kong, not HK (which sadly would put ALT1 over the character limit), secondly "pro-establishment" seems a little WP:LOADED to me, Would "pro-Beijing" be better? The Embassy one is good but less hooky than the originals so I'll let @Ohconfucius: decide how he wishes to proceed. Also, can you please clarify for me what you are using as a QPQ? No close paraphrasing and could you ping me when its done and I can have another look at it. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 13:38, 28 June 2021 (UTC)
  • "Pro-Beijing" would be acceptable, because it's a commonly-used term. In that case, would it be possible to simply say "the government" using a pipe? so we would have:
ALT3b:... that a pro-Beijing legislator said the government ought to admit that the 32nd anniversary memorial of the Tiananmen protests "was not ... just banned because of the pandemic as claimed"?
For the QPQ, I was thinking of applying Emrullah İşler if it remains valid. -- Ohc revolution of our times 23:29, 28 June 2021 (UTC)
@Ohconfucius: That's from 7 years ago. I could AGF on it at a stretch but have you got a more recent one? I know there was a discussion recently about time limiting QPQs so I would feel much better if you could provide one that's more recent please. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 08:18, 29 June 2021 (UTC)
I'll get reviewing something, possibly tonight. -- Ohc revolution of our times 10:11, 29 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the suggestion. It's acceptable but is not my preferred choice, but the advantage is that it gets us under the maximum number of characters. -- Ohc revolution of our times 23:29, 28 June 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 3[edit]

Royal Hibernian Hotel

  • ... that the Royal Hibernian Hotel is thought to be the oldest known hotel in Ireland? Source: "The origin of the Royal Hibernian Hotel, Dawson Street, goes back to 1751, which makes it the oldest known hotel in Ireland."

Created by Ritchie333 (talk) and Smirkybec (talk). Self-nominated at 15:56, 4 June 2021 (UTC).

  • Suggesting "oldest hotel", because "thought to be" already conveys that it's a good guess, but a "oldest known hotel" suggests that there are some "unknown hotels" knocking about. Bogger (talk) 19:35, 4 June 2021 (UTC)
@Bogger: The problem with that, is that from my experience, somebody will probably complain at WP:ERRORS that "oldest hotel" is not sufficiently verified when this hits the main page. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 20:00, 4 June 2021 (UTC)
Will review...@Ritchie333: & @Smirkybec:...in meantime check Woodenbridge Hotel. Firsts and oldest are sometimes difficult. Whispyhistory (talk) 12:51, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
The source says the Woodenbridge Hotel was founded in 1608 as a coaching inn, which is not quite the same thing, although particularly archaically the term "hotel" has been used for what we might today call a "pub". Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 13:05, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
Good discussion @Ritchie333:. What is the difference between "inn" and "hotel"? "The Royal Hibernian Hotel had been there for two centuries, beginning life as a coaching inn." [6]... Another first...Old Glenbigh Hotel[7]? Otherwise so far...new enough, no copyvio issues, long enough, QPQ provided. Whispyhistory (talk) 19:12, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
Well I'm not a reliable source, but as I understand it, an "inn" is somewhere you stayed overnight as part of an overall journey, while a "hotel" is somewhere you stayed as a temporary accommodation at the end of it. Since you can nowadays drive from Malin to Mizen in a day, this distinction has fallen out of use. As for what to do with the hook and the article, ALT1 : ... that the Royal Hibernian Hotel is thought to be one of the oldest hotels in Ireland? Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 21:41, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg Sorry for delayed reply. Did they all start as inns? Are these correct: The Royal Hibernian Hotel started in 1751 as a coaching inn [8]. Woodenbridge Hotel was founded in 1608 as an inn. The Glenbeigh Hotel dates back to 1792 when it opened its doors as a Stage Coach Inn [9]? I consider you very reliable btw...but who says it was the first? The source says when they closed, the Royal Hibernian Hotel claimed to be the first hotel in Ireland. If anyone else would like to help, please do. Whispyhistory (talk) 15:39, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
There's a transcript of a paper on public dining in Ireland (which the main source used in the article is an extract from) that says "The origin of the Royal Hibernian Hotel, Dawson Street, goes back to 1751, which makes it the oldest known hotel in Ireland (Corr, 1987, p. 5)." I've got no idea what source is "Corr, 1987" but it does mean the claim to be oldest known hotel is a little more verifiable (as opposed to actually true). I think I'm going to need Smirkybec's collection of Irish book sources at this point to progress further. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 15:52, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
Found the paper you mentioned "The origin of the Royal Hibernian Hotel, Dawson Street, goes back to 1751, which makes it the oldest known hotel in Ireland" [10]. You could add to the article as a source. What is "known hotel"? Does that mean the Woodenbridge Hotel was the first unknown hotel? Let me know what you find. This reminds me of the articles I did on first transplants...or first successful transplant... or first transplant in a human etc. Sorry for nit-picking. Whispyhistory (talk) 17:16, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
Ritchie333, Whispyhistory, it's been a month since the last comments here. Where does this nomination/review stand? BlueMoonset (talk) 06:05, 11 July 2021 (UTC)
Thanks @BlueMoonset:....Can someone help show this is the oldest hotel in Ireland? Whispyhistory (talk) 06:10, 11 July 2021 (UTC)
There are no further references that I could find that would make this more clear cut. Perhaps stating the oldest hotel in Dublin is the closest we can get? Smirkybec (talk) 12:17, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
I might be able to get my hands on the Corr text, but will that be deemed a definitive enough source? It's Hotels in Ireland by Frank Corr 1987. Smirkybec (talk) 12:20, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
Thank you @Smirkybec: for investigating. Sorry @Ritchie333:, I had another look...oldest in Dublin is okay or if want to look further I found that the Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh has a story at that hotel [11]. It was also oncee described as Dublin's most fashionable hotel [12]. Whispyhistory (talk) 10:53, 24 July 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 7[edit]

Hanan Awwad

Moved to mainspace by QuakerSquirrel (talk) and Salukk (talk). Nominated by QuakerSquirrel (talk) at 13:08, 7 June 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 - I dislike the "and was cultural advisor to Yasser Arafat" section. I feel like the hook should just be about 1 fact, squishing 2 together feels unnatural. I would remove this.
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svgMcguy15 (talk, contribs) 20:22, 20 July 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for the review, Mcguy15.
  • Festival Internacional de Poesía de Medellin is an international festival that has been honored by the Right Livelihood Award, which is hosted by Swedish Parliamentarians. These facts suggest to me that it is reliable.
  • I removed the Amazon link.
  • I will check with Salukk about adding other references. There are others than can be added, but they are in Arabic, which I don't speak. (Although I did add one.) -QuakerSquirrel (talk) 14:42, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 9[edit]

Leah (metal musician)

  • ... that the heavy metal musician Leah has sometimes been called "the metal Enya"?

Created by 3family6 (talk). Self-nominated at 01:03, 11 June 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg The article is new enough and long enough. Nothing concerning on Earwig's copyvio detector. The hook is interesting and cited in the article; the source (Allmusic) seems adequate for what it's supporting. QPQ is done. However, the article is currently tagged for overreliance on primary sources - this will need to be resolved before the nomination can continue. I have additional concerns about whether some of the sources used are reliable enough for a BLP, e.g. what makes hardrockhaven.net and soniccathedral.com reliable sources? Citing a statement about her political beliefs to an archive of a now defunct blog seems problematic from a BLP standpoint as well. Needs attention to sourcing before it is promoted to DYK. Spicy (talk) 10:23, 21 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Thanks for the edits. I'm still unsure about the use of primary sources - quite a lot of the article seems to be based on Q&A interviews like this [20] which don't have any real secondary analysis, and some sources, like this still seem questionable to me. I do realize it's sort of a niche topic and we can't expect a cover story in the New York Times... if it's alright I'd like to relist this for a second opinion by someone more familiar with sourcing expectations in this area. Thanks, Spicy (talk) 04:43, 22 June 2021 (UTC)
  • The Metal Divas source I'm only using for Leah's statements about herself, per WP:BLPSELFPUB and WP:ABOUTSELF. Same with other interviews. These aren't being used to establish notability, but to provide additional verifiable information about her in addition to the third-party content that establishes notability.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 12:45, 22 June 2021 (UTC)
Having worked on similar articles in the past and used similar kinds of sources, I'm willing to assume good faith about the reliability of the interviews and such as long as other kinds of independent coverage exist. Narutolovehinata5 (talk · contributions) 10:33, 7 July 2021 (UTC)

Rolls-Royce Boat Tail

Created by Jupitus Smart (talk). Self-nominated at 16:40, 9 June 2021 (UTC).


General: Article is new enough and long enough

Policy compliance:

Hook eligibility:

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg The article really needs a picture. Perhaps we can find a picture of a boat tail model from the 1920-30s such as this Andrew🐉(talk) 14:04, 19 June 2021 (UTC)

ALT1: ... that the Rolls-Royce Boat Tail, which is the world's most expensive street-legal new car, will have only three cars built?

@Andrew Davidson:Modified the hook. Pretty sure the Lunar rover was not street legal. I have also removed the celebrity owner parts (they were added by some IPs). The backward copy template has been added. I have added all the information I could salvage into the article though because it is an ultra luxury car - the engineering parts also ended up sounding luxurious. I am not able to find a relevant image, not even one of the old boat tails (which are copyright free). I will try to add some more information to make it more neutral by the time you revisit the article. Best. Jupitus Smart 16:29, 19 June 2021 (UTC)
  • I browsed for sources myself to look for one that wasn't just churnalism – recycling a press release or other people's reports. I found a first-hand report which seems to ring true. One point made by this is that these vehicles are custom coach-built and so there's not a standard list price. The price will be individual to each client and RR aren't saying what it is, just as they aren't saying who the clients are. So, it seems difficult to make firm claims based on an unknown variable.
  • As for the street-legal idea, this would need confirmation. Sometimes, high-end cars are not street-legal and so can only be driven on race-tracks or private roads. And even some more mundane cars may not be legal in certain jurisdictions – see Illegal Vehicles Banned in America, for example.
Andrew🐉(talk) 17:42, 19 June 2021 (UTC)

ALT2: ... that the first Rolls-Royce Boat Tail comes with a Christofle crockery set? Source: https://auto.hindustantimes.com/auto/cars/rollsroyce-boat-tail-the-most-expensive-car-in-the-world-breaks-cover-41622170659257.html

@Andrew Davidson: How about a new hook like the one above?. Jupitus Smart 18:02, 19 June 2021 (UTC)
Listing the various items of bling might make a good hook but we should avoid suggesting that these are standard production items as they are tailored to each client and there's only one example so far. I suggest "the first Rolls-Royce Boat Tail..."
As for the issue of price and client confidentiality, you might emphasise this by saying that the rich client and exact price are not being divulged by RR so people are making guesses and estimates. This might give the hook an element of excitement and mystery...
Andrew🐉(talk) 18:17, 19 June 2021 (UTC)
@Andre Davidson: Necessary change incorporated. Please check Jupitus Smart 18:33, 19 June 2021 (UTC)
I've got to work on my own DYK now so I'll get back to this tomorrow. Please ping me if I should forget... Andrew🐉(talk) 18:39, 19 June 2021 (UTC)
@Andrew Davidson:, just a reminder as requested. Jupitus Smart 16:55, 21 June 2021 (UTC)
  • I looked through the article again and am not willing to pass this yet as I don't think enough has been done to address all the points made above. I may edit the article myself to demonstrate the way I think this should be handled. But, if I do so, we will then need another reviewer. Andrew🐉(talk) 08:45, 24 June 2021 (UTC)
@Andrew Davidson: If you could please list the specific deficiencies, I would work on removing them. I am going on a long Wiki break now, and would not be able to follow up. Jupitus Smart 04:09, 25 June 2021 (UTC)
@Andrew Davidson:, Any chance of going through the article again. Jupitus Smart 05:58, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
I just checked to see if there's any continuing coverage and am not finding it. My impression is that the burst of news was essentially PR which echoed through the motoring press but has not been sustained. I reckon we need more to make something of this – a photo is especially needed. I'm still not willing to tick this but will stay alert. Feel free to ask for another reviewer, if you want a second opinion. Andrew🐉(talk) 08:22, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 11[edit]

Janis Sanchez-Hucles

Moved to mainspace by QuakerSquirrel (talk) and Rizzle13 (talk). Nominated by QuakerSquirrel (talk) at 20:42, 11 June 2021 (UTC).

  • I came back and looked at this (my nomination) & decided I did like the wording of the main hook, so I'm proposing ALT2 instead. -QuakerSquirrel (talk) 19:09, 10 July 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 13[edit]

Performance (textiles)

  • ... that performance is the ability of textiles to withstand various conditions, environments, and hazards? Source: Kadolph, Sara J. (1998). Textiles. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Bobbs-Merrill Company. pp. 9, 11, 22, 23, 25, 392, 408, 407. ISBN 978-0-13-494592-7 – via Internet Archive.
    • 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 RAJIVVASUDEV (talk), Dicklyon (talk), and 7&6=thirteen (talk). Nominated by 7&6=thirteen () 13:10, 20 June 2021 (UTC) Performance (textiles)

  • Could somebody please explain what this is about. Thanks. -Roxy . wooF 15:51, 20 June 2021 (UTC)
Sure. See WP:DYK. 7&6=thirteen () 15:58, 20 June 2021 (UTC)
Why would anybody nominate this bucket of gomutra for people to actually see how awful it is? Why am I listed as a creator, I didn't create this rubbish. Why can I not comment in this subject on the talk page of the article, where it appears? please unnominate this article collection of disparate factoids for DYK. Thanks. -Roxy . wooF 10:05, 21 June 2021 (UTC)
Your true colors are showing. You wanted the article deleted, and others disagree. I removed your name, per your reqeust. 7&6=thirteen () 10:24, 21 June 2021 (UTC)
You didn't answer any of my questions. Why didn't you answer any of my questions? -Roxy . wooF 10:35, 21 June 2021 (UTC)


General: Article is new enough and long enough

Policy compliance:

Hook eligibility:

Image eligibility:

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg There's some concern about the article title which might need thrashing out to ensure stability. "Textile performance" would be my suggestion. Andrew🐉(talk) 11:49, 22 June 2021 (UTC)

  • Comment I have no objection to renaming the article. Should that be brought up at the article's talk page? 7&6=thirteen () 15:30, 22 June 2021 (UTC)
Close paraphrasing and copyvio has been a historical problem with the original creator of this article. A proposal to rename the article has already been made on the article Talk page. -Roxy the grumpy dog. wooF 21:01, 22 June 2021 (UTC)
Sour grapes. Your proposals are unrelated with the sources. We can go with Andrew's suggestion. RV (talk) 02:32, 23 June 2021 (UTC)
Earwig is clear. The only thing it highlights is a quote about Gabardine. We could add that picture (the historic ad) to the DYK. 7&6=thirteen () 12:47, 30 June 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 14[edit]

Ghib Ojisan

  • ... that YouTuber Ghib Ojisan visited Yishun, a Singaporean town, expecting danger after reading of cats being slaughtered but instead found it "home to nice people and cute cats"?
    1. Awang, Nabilah (2019-12-21). "S'pore-based Japanese vlogger scores surprise hits with videos on Yishun, HDB flats". Today. Archived from the original on 2021-06-29. Retrieved 2021-06-29.

      The article notes: "He also recalled reading an article that listed all the happenings in Yishun — murders, cat killings and policemen attacked with a stun gun — and thought it was, perhaps, the most dangerous place in Singapore." The article later notes, "He also described Yishun as a cosy town that is home to “nice people and cute cats”."

Created by Cunard (talk). Self-nominated at 07:02, 29 June 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new and was nominated within 7 days of creation. There are more than 1500 characters in prose. Each sentence is reliably sourced with inline citations. I did not find copyright violations in the sources. QPQ is fulfilled and no image was suggested, so image guidelines do not apply. "Stun gun" needs a disambiguation, and some sources are the subject's Twitter itself, so it should be replaced with a secondary source or removed until a better source can be found. "Ojisan" is not a last name so it should not be treated as such. I don't find the current hook interesting; is it possible to reword this or suggest a new one? lullabying (talk) 20:52, 29 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Thank you for the review. "Stun gun" has been disambiguated. The use of the subject's Twitter account as a source meets the requirements of WP:BLPSELFPUB. "Ghib Ojisan" is the subject's YouTube channel. "Ojisan" is how several reliable sources refer to him:
    1. Geddie, John (2020-10-29). Nicolaci da Costa, Ana (ed.). "In safe Singapore's 'cursed' town, ghosts and odd happenings". Reuters. Archived from the original on 2021-06-29. Retrieved 2021-06-29.

      The article notes: "Others who have investigated Yishun's 'weird and sometimes dangerous' reputation, like Japanese YouTuber Ghib Ojisan have come to less exciting conclusions. 'I discovered that it is just a nice neighbourhood,' said Ojisan, who started making videos about Yishun last year."

    2. Sholihyn, Ilyas (2020-06-12). "Japanese YouTuber tries getting a 'Singapore-style' haircut, says he now looks like an onigiri". AsiaOne. Archived from the original on 2021-06-29. Retrieved 2021-06-29.

      The article notes: "It’s a minor mystery that Singapore-based Japanese vlogger Ghib Ojisan recently tried to find out for himself while wandering the empty walkways of People's Park Centre to look for a barbershop. ... It’s an odd and unknown request for the hairdresser, but Ojisan was insistent about his preferred cut, even as the situation grew real awkward."

    Other sources refer to him as "Ken" (The Nikkei) or "Ghib" or "Ghibli" (Today). With the inconsistency in the sources and in the absence of knowing what his actual last name is, I went with calling him Ojisan.

    Cunard (talk) 05:17, 5 July 2021 (UTC)

  • Thanks for addressing the errors and I like ALT1 a lot more.Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go. lullabying (talk) 04:34, 9 July 2021 (UTC)

Symbol question.svg reopening for now, since the article is at AFD. See WT:DYK.  — Amakuru (talk) 15:00, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

Jameela Al Salman

  • ... that infectious diseases specialist Jameela Al Salman has supported the development of medical robots and called their use a "pioneering experiment" in Bahrain? Source: "Dr Jameela Al Salman, an infectious and internal diseases consultant at the Salmaniya Medical Complex told Gulf Daily News that the use of robots was a “pioneering experiment in Bahrain” and the rest of the GCC." (Health Care IT News)
    • ALT1:... that Bahranian infectious disease specialist Jameela Al Salman encouraged Bahranians to refrain from spreading rumors during the COVID-19 pandemic? Source: "Meanwhile, Dr Al Salman urged people not to spread rumours as the country is battling a surge in Covid-19 cases." (Zawya)

Moved to mainspace by QuakerSquirrel (talk) and Salukk (talk). Nominated by QuakerSquirrel (talk) at 13:35, 14 June 2021 (UTC).

  • Comment (not reviewing) The hook quote is only in the reference, not in the article. Also it should probably be '...their use in Bahrain a "pioneering experiment"' not '...their use a "pioneering experiment" in Bahrain' (I'm full of helpful tips; no actual help, but lots of tips). Belle (talk) 16:17, 8 July 2021 (UTC)
  • The phrase in the wiki article has been changed from successful experiment to "pioneering experiment" as a quotation. The source article says "pioneering experiment in Bahrain" so I'm not going to change the hook word order at this time. If someone else wants to pull out the quotation marks to include "in Bahrain," that works. -QuakerSquirrel (talk) 13:26, 15 July 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 20[edit]

David Hale (baseball)

David Hale pitching for the Atlanta Braves
David Hale pitching for the Atlanta Braves
  • Reviewed: Joan Boada
  • Comment: The Athletic source is behind a paywall.

Improved to Good Article status by GhostRiver (talk). Self-nominated at 14:31, 20 June 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svgHi Kncny11, review follows: article promoted to GA on 20 June; is well written and cited inline throughout to reliable sources; I didn't find any overly close paraphrasing from a sample of the sources; a QPQ has been carried out; image is OK and freely licensed. Couple of minor issues with the hooks as proposed:
  • ALT0: I couldn't find the date of his thesis mentioned in the article, it only discusses his graduation in 2011, did he go back after? His lumbar injury was in 2019 according to the article, though there is mention of a groin strain in 2015.
  • ALT1: The article doesn't say that he was released and re-signed on the same day, only that he was "briefly released"
Other than that, looking good - Dumelow (talk) 07:20, 21 June 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 21[edit]

Klassische Philharmonie Bonn

Klassische Philharmonie Bonn in 2011
Klassische Philharmonie Bonn in 2011

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk) and Grimes2 (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 15:51, 21 June 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg While the article meets requirements and a QPQ has been performed (only issue is that "Singapur" should be "Singapore"), the hook is frankly not very interesting. A German orchestra performing in Germany almost feels like a given and doesn't really say anything "hooky" about the subject. Given the group's history, surely there's information out there about it that can be interesting even to non-opera fans? Narutolovehinata5 (talk · contributions) 07:40, 9 July 2021 (UTC)
    I am sorry that the hook is obviously not clear enough. Two my knowledge, this is the only orchestra - but I'm not sure enough to say so - to run a concert series at twelve halls. I don't know any playing a series even at two. Can you help wording, - stress on "series", they play the same programs in all these cities. I don't understand though what's unclear. How can we add "different cities" without being clumsy and redundant (because even big cities have usually only one (sometimes two) "major concert hall". --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:09, 9 July 2021 (UTC)
    ALT1: ... that the Klassische Philharmonie Bonn (pictured), a symphony orchestra founded and conducted by Heribert Beissel, has a tradition of playing a concert series at more than ten major halls of Germany?
    How is that? The twelfth was added recently, so we'd need to drop the elegance of a short number. We can only hope that the tradition will continue now that Beissel died. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:14, 9 July 2021 (UTC)
You have to ask yourself this question: would someone who isn't into classical music find the original hook interesting? ALT1 is better (I'm not really sure if the mention of Beissel is essential to the hook but that's just me) and I'm more willing to approve it, although admittedly it's still a relatively niche hook. Narutolovehinata5 (talk · contributions) 03:26, 10 July 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 22[edit]

Ralph Fisher

Two British slave ships painted by George Webster
Two British slave ships painted by George Webster
  • ... that Ralph Fisher employed a slave ship captain that threw his 16-year-old son into the sea and sailed off without him (pictured, two British slave ships painted by George Webster)?
*Comment. This is a double nomination of a slave trader and a painter.
*Source for Ralph Fisher.Richardson in Liverpool and Transatlantic Slavery p.123-124 says; "One story of Captain Kendall is that he threw his son John overboard when rounding the rock"... "the youth had angered him in some way"... "and the father never knew that he had reached land till he came back from his voyage"
*Source for George Webster. [This website] says; "New book on the slave trade", "Maritime Museum of Denmark Oil painting (1806) in book by British painter George Webster (1797-1864) showing ships near Danish trading fort Christianborg on the Gold Coast."

Created by Desertarun (talk). Self-nominated at 08:50, 24 June 2021 (UTC).

  • Comment Hi. If the painting is not related, you might want to edit it out. Or, you can simply caption it British slave ships. Darwin Naz (talk) 23:23, 2 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment. Hi, do the two articles I created need to be directly connected? It is possible but unlikely George Webster was actually painting Ralph Fisher's slave ships. Desertarun (talk) 07:28, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Desertarun, there is no connection between the two articles, so this should not be a double nomination. My suggestion would be that if you want a DYK for 'George Webster, you should open a second nomination page and reference this page for the nomination date and evidence that the (original) nomination was made in a timely fashion. However, at the moment, the Webster article is just short comments on various paintings; the article needs more about Webster himself to be considered for DYK, even if it is technically long enough at the present time. This page should simply be about Ralph Fisher. The use of image by Webster in the Fisher article strikes me as having dubious justification. BlueMoonset (talk) 01:11, 15 July 2021 (UTC)
  • @BlueMoonset: Thanks for the info. I've split the nominations and added Alt1 below. Desertarun (talk) 22:00, 15 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Alt1 ... that Ralph Fisher employed a slave ship captain that threw his 16-year-old son into the sea and sailed off without him?
  • Source for Ralph Fisher.Richardson in Liverpool and Transatlantic Slavery p.123-124 says; "One story of Captain Kendall is that he threw his son John overboard when rounding the rock"... "the youth had angered him in some way"... "and the father never knew that he had reached land till he came back from his voyage"
  • Desertarun, could you please reword this hook and provide an ALT2? As ALT1 reads now, I thought the "his" referred back to Fisher, and that the ship's captain threw Fisher's son overboard, when it is actually the captain's son who was tossed. (As written, "his" is ambiguous.) The hook needs to be clear on this point. Thank you. BlueMoonset (talk) 03:37, 16 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Alt2 ... that Ralph Fisher employed the slave ship captain Richard Kendall, who threw his 16-year-old son John Kendall into the sea and sailed off without him?
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Article needs full review. Desertarun (talk) 22:23, 16 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Alt3 ... that Ralph Fisher ships made over a 100 trips carrying enslaved people, but he wasn't one of the top five slave traders in Liverpool?
  • Alt4 ... that Ralph Fisher bought enslaved people with Brass?
  • Alt3 kindly added by Victuallers and Alt4 by myself. Desertarun (talk) 19:01, 24 July 2021 (UTC)

Permanent income hypothesis

Improved to Good Article status by BasedMises (talk). Self-nominated at 23:06, 22 June 2021 (UTC).

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

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Red XN - No
  • Interesting: Green tickY
QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol question.svg Article is new enough, long enough and well sourced. No issues with neutrality or copyvio. The hook's interest seems fine to me but I rephrased it as ALT1 to address Daniel Case's concerns. One problem: the source cited in the hook does not seem to mention the "permanent income hypothesis" specifically. It definitely alludes to it, but I'd think a more precise source would be better. If that got added I would be ready to approve. BuySomeApples (talk) 08:31, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

Does this work? BasedMisesMont Pelerin 01:03, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Dull hook. Does anyone who wins the economics Nobel win for just one thing they did? No. And really, the hook should be something about the subject of the article, not the person who created that subject. Daniel Case (talk) 04:17, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 23[edit]

Stadium district

The Battery Atlanta, an example of a stadium district
The Battery Atlanta, an example of a stadium district
  • ... that mixed-use stadium districts (example pictured) around major sports venues often include public squares, office space, hotels and residential units? Source: Various — see the sources in the "Characteristics" section
  • Comment: Thanks to TNats3 for starting this and leaving it in draftspace when he opted to create a more anonymous user account. This is rather different from my normal DYK fare.

Moved to mainspace by Sammi Brie (talk). Self-nominated at 23:53, 23 June 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on June 24[edit]

Articles created/expanded on June 25[edit]

Florida death metal, List of Florida death metal bands

  • Reviewed: Sabacc (double-nomination)

Created by 3family6 (talk). Self-nominated at 00:32, 1 July 2021 (UTC).

  • Note: I realized today that this could work as a Halloween hook. I know that's months away, but if there's consensus that we could use some Halloween hooks this might work as one.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 23:11, 7 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Note: This cannot be a Halloween hook, as that date is indeed too far in the future to qualify for a special occasion hook.
Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Full review needed. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:55, 24 July 2021 (UTC)

Psalm 86

  • ... that three verses from Psalm 86 became part of Mendelssohn's oratorio Elijah, including the opening "Lord, bow thine ear to our pray'r"? Source: several
  • Reviewed: Pole Vault (communications system)
  • Comment: Sigh, I tried to expand, thinking of Yoninah. Strictly speaking it's still too short. Only: the part that made it "long" was unsourced and is no longer in the article, because I don't understand what it was supposed to mean, so can't source it. IAR? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:11, 30 June 2021 (UTC)

5x expanded by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 11:11, 30 June 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol delete vote.svg Regrettably, with a starting point of 833 prose characters, and a current length of 2846 prose characters (I am subtracting that odd IMSLP template-created text at the end of the Morales sentence that generated 106 characters that don't belong), this is not quite a 3.5x expansion, far from the required 5x. Even with the removed material, it didn't achieve 4x at 3259 prose characters, and IAR is simply not given for insufficient expansions. At this point, another 1301 prose characters will be needed for it to qualify for DYK. The article was nominated in time and a QPQ was supplied; given the significant length shortfall, I have not checked the sourcing against the article or made any of the policy checks. BlueMoonset (talk) 23:01, 11 July 2021 (UTC)
    I'll check tomorrow, - sorry, I had other issues, and was away all weekend. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:23, 11 July 2021 (UTC)
    • Gerda Arendt, I should probably note that as it is now, the article doesn't discuss the psalm at all in terms of its context or religious meaning. As such, I don't feel it deals adequately with the topic, which is the psalm itself. The music section, which mentions the music written to various combinations of psalm verses, is over 75% of the prose (and it's 85% including the summary in the lead). If you do add to the article, the new material will need to concentrate on the psalm itself. BlueMoonset (talk) 03:45, 12 July 2021 (UTC)
      Do you have an idea who could do that? Yoninah would have done it, compare Psalm 85. This is one of about 100 psalm articles missing that part. - For indenting, please see the essay at the top of User talk:Drmies --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:14, 12 July 2021 (UTC)
      JohnThorne added to the analysis. Where are we then? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:59, 17 July 2021 (UTC)
      • Gerda Arendt, ignoring the odd IMSLP template-created text I mentioned above, which has yet to be removed, the article is at 3686 prose characters, and needs to be at 4165 prose characters. You might get there if the newly added first section of the Analysis, talking about the three parts, was put into prose rather than being a numbered list that doesn't count toward the total. BlueMoonset (talk) 06:30, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

John Matthews (Upper Canada politician)

  • ... that John Matthews was accused of leading a call for a theatre performance to play "Yankee Doodle" and "Hail, Columbia"? Source: "Various members of the assembly competed in calling for a Jacobite song, “Hail, Columbia!” and “Yankee Doodle.”...Three months later, however, he was officially apprised that Lord Dalhousie...had read in the newspapers that Matthews and others “had in a riotous and outrageous manner called for the national tunes and songs of the United States" [21]

5x expanded by Z1720 (talk). Self-nominated at 04:31, 27 June 2021 (UTC).

Philip G. Kreyenbroek

Created by Paradise Chronicle (talk). Self-nominated at 17:40, 25 June 2021 (UTC).

Jimmy Dunn (sports executive)

5x expanded by Flibirigit (talk). Self-nominated at 16:05, 25 June 2021 (UTC).


  • ... that the small Pacific island nation of Tonga switched its recognition from Taiwan to China because its satellite company Tongasat wanted to establish commercial ties?
    • ALT1:... that the small Pacific island nation of Tonga, represented by its satellite company Tongasat, claimed nine percent of all viable satellite orbits and became the sixth largest holder of those orbits?

5x expanded by Zoozaz1 (talk). Self-nominated at 03:34, 25 June 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Article is new, lonfg enough and neutral. It cites sources inline. For sources I can not access, I AGF."Earwig's Copyvio Detector" reports very high (97.1%) text similarities qith [31]. Copyediting is needed to address the issue.The hook, I prefer the original one, is well-formatted and interesting. Its length is within limit It is accurate with inline reference. QPQ was not provided, maybe due to the nominator's DYK-credit account of less than five. CeeGee 11:44, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
That website copied the article from Wikipedia, so there shouldn't be a problem there. Zoozaz1 talk 14:53, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Sorry! That's complicated for me. CeeGee 06:34, 5 July 2021 (UTC)
No problem. Is there anything else I should improve or do you think it's good to go? Zoozaz1 talk 14:35, 5 July 2021 (UTC)
  • The high rate of text similarity is the only issue ı complain. However, another reviewer should check and decide for the DYK-nom's approval. CeeGee 08:25, 6 July 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for this DYK,User:Zoozaz1. I found a source for the 9 % on page two, but for the sixth largest holder I wasn't able to find anything. Could you give a page number? Also, usually one does provide the source for a DYK. No problem, but check the other DYKs and compare with yours. I prefer ALT1.Paradise Chronicle (talk) 19:53, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
Paradise Chronicle, The source is [32] on page 6. Zoozaz1 talk 20:08, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

Zoozaz1, thank you. Found it, too. Since it says in the source that it was "almost" 9 percent, would agree to put an "about" before the nine percent? Then also this 9 percent are not mentioned in the article it seems.Paradise Chronicle (talk) 20:23, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

I would, but adding about would take the length to above 200 characters which I don't think can be exceeded. The number (16/180) rounds up to nine percent so it's probably fine. Zoozaz1 talk 20:34, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

Dragon Man (archaic human)

  • ... that in June 2021, scientists described "Dragon Man", a member of a new species of archaic human that lived at least 146,000 years ago on the Northeast China Plain? Source: "The discovery of a huge fossilised skull that was wrapped up and hidden in a Chinese well nearly 90 years ago has forced scientists to rewrite the story of human evolution....An international team led by Prof Qiang Ji at the Hebei Geo University in China drew on geochemical techniques to narrow down when the skull came to rest in Harbin, dating the bones to at least 146,000 years old" Massive human head in Chinese well forces scientists to rethink evolution The Guardian
  • Comment: Article created 25 June

Created by Thriley (talk) and Dunkleosteus77 (talk). Nominated by Thriley (talk) at 22:00, 1 July 2021 (UTC).

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

QPQ: Red XN - Not done
Overall: Symbol question.svg I'm inclined to approve this nom. Article was new enough at the time of nomination, and is long enough and well sourced. Earwig pulled up no copyvio, and it seems like the article and hook reflects current mainstream science and media coverage. Every paragraph except for the lede has a citation, and the info in the lede is expanded upon/cited in the article. Hook is cited and interesting. The discussion about the page title on the article's talk page has no bearing on the DYK nomination and was already resolved in RFC (not here). Overall I can't see any issues with the nom. I wouldn't exactly be surprised if there are other disputes on that page regarding taxonomy or naming (especially as research comes to light) but that's an issue for the future. The only issue I identified is that QPQ has not been provided. Once that's done, this should be ready to go. BuySomeApples (talk) 02:55, 24 July 2021 (UTC)

  • Comment You say "species" but don't give a species name. Also, why "what is now Northeast China"? It was still Northeast China 146,000 years ago   User:Dunkleosteus77 |push to talk  23:15, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
I changed the sentence around bit. I do not want to get into the debate. The find was called “Dragon Man” in the source I used. Thriley (talk) 23:24, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
Since my comments concerning the hook got lumped together with my comments concerning the article title below, I'll just reiterate here that I believe 'Dragon Man' should be in quotes given that it's an informal nickname and that it is in quotes in all the sources referenced below. Ichthyovenator (talk) 22:11, 6 July 2021 (UTC)
I'm taking the initiative to go ahead and do that, since it's a minor enough change. Are you okay with that, @Thriley:? SilverserenC 22:21, 6 July 2021 (UTC)
Sure, no problem. Thriley (talk) 22:49, 6 July 2021 (UTC)
Extended discussion of article title
The source you use refers to the archaic human as Homo longi first: 'The extraordinary fossil has been named a new human species, Homo longi or “Dragon man”'. Ichthyovenator (talk) 07:34, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
Why does that matter? The species name doesn't need to be used in the hook. "Dragon Man" is a much more interesting and hook-y name to use from the source. SilverserenC 07:37, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
The species name does not need to be used in the hook, no, but 'Dragon Man' is a media nickname that is a direct translation of the species name, not something that fulfills WP:COMMONNAME. We would use Tyrannosaurus or Tyrannosaurus rex, not "T-rex", and Thalattoarchon, not 'T. Rex of the Seas'. At the very least, Dragon Man should be in quotes - “Dragon Man” or 'Dragon Man' - as it is in the source used here. Ichthyovenator (talk) 07:46, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
Comment: The WP:COMMONNAME is Dragon Man and there is no agreed upon scientific binomial name for the species in the scientific community. Homo longi has not been accepted by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) and it has not been accepted by the scientific community at large. In fact, there is dispute that Dragon Man might be a previously discovered species, it is still unclear. More scientific work including DNA testing will be required over the next several years. Blockhouse321 (talk) 10:43, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
These are the same things Blockhouse321 has been saying in the discussions on the talk page of the relevant article. They have been refuted by myself and other editors but Blockhouse321 has repeatedly refused to respond to these refutations. Ichthyovenator (talk) 11:11, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
Sorry, but never refuted, you have only supported that my position and the general consensus of the scientific community is correct, i.e. no new species, no new binomial scientific name Homo longi; therefore, we default to the WP:COMMONNAME...Dragon Man. Blockhouse321 (talk) 12:41, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
Perhaps it would be best to hold off on the article appearing on DYK until the title dispute is resolved. I do not think it is necessary to continue discussing this here rather than in the previous two discussions, but just to make myself clear, you have not demonstrated how 'Dragon Man' is the WP:COMMONNAME. I asked you about this at least twice in the discussions on the talk page but you never responded to me there. You have not demonstrated that Homo longi is not a valid species either, and several editors have refuted that. Ichthyovenator (talk) 15:01, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
Dragon Man is what is likely to be the name readers use to look up the article. It is the name used in the popular press: Science], New York Times, BBC. Thriley (talk) 16:14, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
If you search Dragon Man or Dragon man, you will not get to that article. It's a rather imprecise title   User:Dunkleosteus77 |push to talk  17:28, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
That is easily fixed and should have been fixed a long time ago with so many entries in the disambiguation like that. The disambiguation page should be the main page for Dragon man. I'll go and correct that now. SilverserenC 17:44, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
Thank you, Silver! Thriley (talk) 19:08, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
Note how all three also include Homo longi and put 'Dragon Man' in quotes and/or refer to it as a nickname. More readers probably search for 'T-Rex' than Tyrannosaurus, that doesn't mean that 'T-Rex' should be the title. Ichthyovenator (talk) 19:57, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
Why does this have anything to do with the DYK nomination? If you are suggesting a name move request, do that on the article talk page. It has nothing to do with this nomination. SilverserenC 20:02, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
Why is it okay for Thriley to use the argument "Dragon Man is what is likely to be the name readers use to look up the article" but not okay for me to counter with "More readers probably search for 'T-Rex' than Tyrannosaurus, that doesn't mean that 'T-Rex' should be the title"?? T-Rex should not be an article title, nor should it be the name used in a DYK. Ichthyovenator (talk) 07:54, 5 July 2021 (UTC)
'T-Rex' would be perfectly acceptable in a DYK. Article titles are often changed for brevity and/or appeal to the reader. Thriley (talk) 14:01, 5 July 2021 (UTC)
Would it be? In any case, as I stated previously, I would be fine with 'Dragon Man' as long as it is in quotes since the sources cited all put it in quotes, designating it as an informal nickname. I don't see why Wikipedia shouldn't follow suit on that point. Ichthyovenator (talk) 19:56, 5 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Title should be Homo longi, everything else is simply an error. Jens Lallensack (talk) 20:26, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
  • You don't "oppose" DYK nominations and the title of the article has nothing to do with the DYK nomination. Again, if you want the article title changed, go to the article talk page and start a name move request. All of you need to stop misusing this DYK nomination page for an article talk page discussion. SilverserenC 20:31, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
  • A DYK should obviously be free of errors (this is why there is this review). With this important issue, the article is clearly not ready. My oppose still stands. Jens Lallensack (talk) 20:39, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
  • There are no errors in the nomination, a reliable sourced used nickname is allowed to be used in a nomination hook. Furthermore, if you disagree with a hook, then you instead should suggest an alt hook. Again, you don't "oppose" a DYK nomination, that's not how this works. SilverserenC 20:49, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
  • "Dragon man" is the specimen (the individual skull), not the species. You got the definition of your article wrong. Articles with such issues won't be shown on the main page, simply put. Jens Lallensack (talk) 20:57, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment I found the problem. This nomination is being transcluded onto the talk page, where a name change debate is going on and people are confusing this with that discussion. I'm going to delete the transclusion to prevent this from continuing. SilverserenC 20:32, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment: on the article talk page, the Administrator has determined that there is no consensus for the naming of the article, so the name of the article remains Dragon Man and not Homo longi. Blockhouse321 (talk) 11:14, 7 July 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 27[edit]

Mahama Refugee Camp

Created by Victuallers (talk). Self-nominated at 15:34, 3 July 2021 (UTC).

Mary Dunn (sports executive)

  • ... that in ice hockey, Mary Dunn "got many a free ride"? Source: [33]

Created by Flibirigit (talk). Self-nominated at 02:44, 27 June 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 - Hook is unclear/misleading. The context of the "free ride" statement is that when Mary Dunn was on the University of Manitoba Bison women's hockey team, the team practiced with "Andy Blair and other members of the Bison men's hockey team. She recalled in a 1938 interview that the men did not hesitate to use physical contact and she 'got many a free ride' on the ice." Getting a "free ride" sounds to me like the men treated the women players easily which contradicts the idea of the men not hesitating to use physical contact. This is not explained in the article. However, the cited source does clarify it, saying, "Mrs. Jimmie Dunn remembers the time when Varsity girls' hockey team practised with such players as Andy Blair and his contemporaries. If a girl got in their way they would just lift her up and dump her elsewhere. Mrs. Dunn got many a free ride." [34] In other words, the "free ride" was from one part of the ice to wherever the other player put her. I would prefer to use a hook which is clear and not misleading on its own without having to refer to the underlying source to figure out what the hook even means.
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg With a better hook, I would be fine with seeing this article at DYK. Metropolitan90 (talk) 03:25, 27 June 2021 (UTC)

  • I am completely baffled and have no idea what the reviewer is trying to say. I fail to see what is unclear or misleading. If anyone knows how to fix the infobox image it would be greatly appreciated, since I cannot figure that out either. Flibirigit (talk) 14:12, 27 June 2021 (UTC)
    • I have inquired at Wikipedia:Help desk for help with the image and asked a couple smarter editors to assist with the hook. Flibirigit (talk) 14:41, 27 June 2021 (UTC)
      • The file was listed as 0×0 pixels so it wasn't displaying properly. I reuploaded it and it seems to be okay now. I also moved the fair use rationale to the licensing. The file page could use a description of the image in the summary section. – Reidgreg (talk) 16:57, 27 June 2021 (UTC)
  • In ice hockey, is it common to refer to someone being lifted up by an opponent and placed somewhere else on the ice as "getting a free ride"? If it is, then I would be willing to withdraw my objection. But I can't find evidence of that. By contrast, see this New York Times article where "getting a free ride" implies being treated easily without being checked. --Metropolitan90 (talk) 15:18, 27 June 2021 (UTC)
  • I think the quote "got many a free ride" is unclear in both the hook and the article (as compared to the source). We generally don't want the hooks to be confusing or misleading (outside of April Fools). It's unclear (a) what "free ride" means and (b) whether "got many" means that Dunn 'received many free rides' or 'gave free rides to many (others)'. In the context of university athletics, I thought a "free ride" meant a full scholarship, and that she somehow arranged these for many athletic students. Others might think this has something to do with a heavy check (ice hockey), that she was a very physical player who sent others flying. What the source means is that she was often picked up and carried by opposing male players during practices. In the 1930s, "free ride" was probably much more associated with transportation (migratory populations, hobos and such). The article should make this clear (the meaning, not the bit about hobos) and I feel an alternative phrasing for the hook is warranted. I also feel there could be another hook about her accomplishments as a sports organizer. – Reidgreg (talk) 15:47, 27 June 2021 (UTC)
    • The following are some ALTs. – Reidgreg (talk) 16:57, 27 June 2021 (UTC)
      • ALT0a: ... that Mary Dunn was often carried out of the way by male opponents during ice hockey practices?Source: [35]
      • ALT0b: ... that male opponents often carried Mary Dunn out of their way during ice hockey practices?Source: [36]
      • ALT1: ... that Mary Dunn organized women's athletics and ice hockey in 1930s Manitoba?
  • I appreciate the suggestion of hooks, but I still do not comprehend what is being said. I will contemplate for several days, maybe a week, then comment when I am ready. Flibirigit (talk) 13:57, 28 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Going off of Reidgreg ALT suggestions: HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk) 00:01, 30 June 2021 (UTC)
  • ALT0a: ... that Mary Dunn was often carried out of the way by male opponents during ice hockey practices, which she described as a free ride?
  • ALT0b: ... that male opponents often gave Mary Dunn a free ride by carrying her of their way during ice hockey practices?
  • ALT0c: ... that the Winnipeg Free Press described Mary Dunn as "one of the boys"?
  • I feel like I am burnt out from Wikipedia and have a brain cramp with respect to this nomination. I hope to revisit sometime later this week. Sorry for any inconvenience. Flibirigit (talk) 15:50, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
  • I have contemplated this for a while and feel it is best to remove all instances of "free ride" and to consider other hooks. I appreciate the remainining hooks proposed, but have struck the word "often" from the hockey hooks since the cited source does not say it happened often, just that it happened. I am fine with the other hooks. Flibirigit (talk) 01:10, 12 July 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 28[edit]

The Lone Furrow

  • ... that the neofolk album The Lone Furrow features several guest vocalists from heavy metal bands, and critics thought it might appeal to fans of that genre? Sources: "But, 'The Lone Furrow' promises to be many metal fans' first taste of the band, thanks in part to Reuter's recent appearance on ME AND THAT MAN's second album and, more pertinently, this album's cameos from NERGAL, Alan Averill (PRIMORDIAL), Joseph D. Rowland (PALLBEARER) and others. ... Meanwhile, as bands like WARDRUNA and HEILUNG become serious commercial contenders, it doesn't take a genius to work out that ROME could easily resonate with metalheads in a similar way. With that in mind, 'The Lone Furrow' is an excellent entry point." (Blabbermouth.net) "Die breite Kollaboration mit Künstlern aus der Metalszene sollte zudem die Schnittpunkte des Neo-Folk-Projekts und interessierten Metalheads vergrößern." [The wide-ranging collaboration with artists from the metal scene should also increase the intersection of the neofolk project and interested metalheads.] (Metal.de)
    • ALT1:... that the 2020 album The Lone Furrow by Rome contains references to U2, Dead Kennedys and the Kali Yuga? Sources: "...a tongue-in-cheek reference to U2's 1991 hit album Achtung Baby" (Music:LX) "...resistenza nell'era del Kali Yuga, ovvero quella che nella visione induista viene considerata un’età di conflitti, menzogna e declino spirituale." [...resistance in the era of Kali Yuga, that is what in the Hindu vision is considered an age of conflicts, lies and spiritual decline.] "La prima parte del disco si conclude con 'Kali Yuga Über Alles'... Il titolo è un riferimento ironico al celebre brano dei Dead Kennedys, 'California Über Alles'..." [The first part of the record ends with "Kali Yuga Über Alles"... The title is an ironic reference to the famous Dead Kennedys song, "California Über Alles"...] (Ondarock)

Created by Ffranc (talk). Self-nominated at 11:28, 4 July 2021 (UTC).

Darby Jones

Jones in I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
Jones in I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
  • ... that film critic Danny Peary (pictured) described I Walked with a Zombie actor Darby Jones as having been "even more typecast than the typical black actor"? Source: Peary, Danny (1991). Cult Movie Stars. Simon & Schuster/Fireside. p. 275. ISBN 978-0671693947.
    • ALT1:... that film critic Danny Peary described Darby Jones (pictured) as having been "even more typecast than the typical black actor", limited to roles in jungle-themed films? Source: Peary, Danny (1991). Cult Movie Stars. Simon & Schuster/Fireside. p. 275. ISBN 978-0671693947.

Created by MatthewHoobin (talk). Self-nominated at 21:42, 29 June 2021 (UTC).

Early life and career of Joe Biden

Joe Biden in the 1950s
Joe Biden in the 1950s

Created by Ganesha811 (talk). Nominated by AllegedlyHuman (talk) at 02:59, 29 June 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol delete vote.svg I don't think this is eligible. Per WP:DYK: a "new" article is no more than seven days old, and may not consist of text spun off from a pre-existing article and The content with which the article has been expanded must be new content, not text copied from other articles. As this is spin-off from Joe Biden, it isn't eligible in its current form. It would be if promoted to GA status, though. Elli (talk | contribs) 03:44, 29 June 2021 (UTC)
Symbol possible vote.svg Changing icon to a more appropriate one pending the result of the GA nomination. Narutolovehinata5 (talk · contributions) 05:17, 13 July 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 29[edit]

Kevin Kopps

  • Reviewed: IOU

5x expanded by Muboshgu (talk). Self-nominated at 20:19, 29 June 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on June 30[edit]

Jack G. Downing

  • Reviewed: Windermere (submarine)
  • 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 10:54, 1 July 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 1[edit]

Safad El Battikh, Kafra, Lebanon and Ayta al-Jabal

Map of the area, ca 1880s
Map of the area, ca 1880s

Created by Huldra (talk). Self-nominated at 20:23, 8 July 2021 (UTC).

Paul Wood (author)

  • ... that Paul Wood started a PhD while doing a prison sentence for murder, being the first person in New Zealand to get an undergraduate degree, complete a masters, and start a doctorate in prison? Source: "He was the first person in New Zealand history to get an undergrad and then masters degree in prison - the first to begin a doctorate while behind bars." link
    • 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 Nexus000 (talk). Self-nominated at 12:58, 8 July 2021 (UTC).

Silas Farley

  • ... that Silas Farley rejected a Harvard University full scholarship to pursue a career in ballet? Source: "Mr. Farley, who said he had been considering his dancing future before the coronavirus pandemic hit, will be an artist-in-residence in ballet in the dance division at the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University for the 2020-21 school year. He has also started attending Harvard Extension School. After high school, he was accepted to Harvard on a full scholarship; at the time, he chose dance." ([41])
    • ALT1:... that Silas Farley choreographed a ballet about prison life in collaboration with the podcast Ear Hustle? Source: "As his work for seven dancers moves from darkness (the staid and somber Assyrian Court) to tranquillity (the meditative Chinese Garden Court) and finally lightness (a bright court in the American Wing), Mr. Farley takes the audience on a journey laced with history and spirituality. “Songs From the Spirit” also poses a question: What does freedom mean? The dance, a collaboration with the Radiotopia podcast Ear Hustle, a nuanced look at prison life, features spirituals and new music created by incarcerated men at San Quentin State Prison in California." ([42])
  • Reviewed: Chi Mat Ba Ram
  • Comment: Please pick the best hook or suggest other ideas

Created by Corachow (talk). Self-nominated at 20:18, 5 July 2021 (UTC).

Elazığ Girls' Institute

Reviewed:Template:Did you know nominations/Nikki Fried

Created by Paradise Chronicle (talk). Self-nominated at 23:03, 1 July 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 2[edit]

Andreas Schnider

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 22:13, 9 July 2021 (UTC).

Soiscél Molaisse

Front face of the Soiscél Molaisse
Front face of the Soiscél Molaisse
  • ... that the 11th century cumdach known as the Soiscél Molaisse (pictured) has an inner wooden casing thought to date from the 9th century?

[Source: Stalley, Roger. "Irish Art in the Romanesque and Gothic Periods". In: Treasures of early Irish art, 1500 B.C. to 1500 A.D: From the collections of the National Museum of Ireland, Royal Irish Academy, Trinity College Dublin. NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1977. pp. 182–183 ISBN 978-0-8709-9164-6

    • 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 Ceoil (talk). Self-nominated at 01:34, 5 July 2021 (UTC).

Fixed anvil temperature hypothesis

Anvil clouds rising over a thunderstorm
Anvil clouds rising over a thunderstorm

Created by Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk). Self-nominated at 19:56, 3 July 2021 (UTC).


General: Article is new enough and long enough

Policy compliance:

  • Adequate sourcing: Red XN - We seem to be at the frontiers of science with this topic and so the extent to which such sources can be considered reliable is debatable. I'd prefer a MEDRS level of sourcing – reviews or other statements of general consensus.
According to Web of Science, this is the only review article available. There is also this IPCC report which mentions it. You are not going to get an useful article out of only review articles, though. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 11:51, 12 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Neutral: Red XN - The article says that the hypothesis is "widely accepted" but that's not quite my impression. The source for that para says that it's popular but then proceeds to argue against it.
That wouldn't be a very high-weight objection, then, since it'd be backed by only one paper. From reading the rest of the literature I get the impression that only the two refinements discussed but they apparently haven't caught on yet. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 11:51, 12 July 2021 (UTC)

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Red XN - The hook's expression "anvil clouds warm less than Earth's surface" is an over-simplication which distorts the hypothesis. As I understand it, the hypothesis is that anvil clouds tend to top out in a fixed way, you'd get more of them with general warming and so there's a positive feedback. Expressing this succinctly and accurately in a hook seems difficult.
No, the hypothesis is precisely that anvil clouds don't warm if Earth's surface does. Their total volume is a different theory altogether. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 11:51, 12 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Interesting: Green tickY

Image eligibility:

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg I'm tempted to edit the article myself but will give the nominator some space first... Andrew🐉(talk) 09:02, 12 July 2021 (UTC)

93% Club

  • ... that the 93% Club is the alternative to the Bullingdon Club? Source: "We can all picture that archetypal Bullingdon Club member clad in a bespoke £3,500 tailcoat, bought specially for the riotous dinners that are the hallmark of this famously snobbish Oxford University drinking club. At our ‘alternative Bullingdon’ club, though, a £10 hoodie and jeans is permissible." ([46])
    • ALT1:... that the 93% Club is named for the proportion of university undergraduates who were state educated? Source: "Sophie describes the 93% Club as the "reverse Bullingdon Club" - the opposite of the private male-only dining club at Oxford University whose past members include David Cameron, George Osborne and Boris Johnson. Despite representing 93% of the population, "state-educated students struggle to see themselves reflected in the UK's decision makers, chief executives, actors, artists and the like" ([47])
  • Reviewed: Françoise Hardy
  • Comment: I am one of the 93% (three A-levels, state comprehensive)

Created by 15 (talk) and Ritchie333 (talk). Nominated by Ritchie333 (talk) at 15:21, 2 July 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article's new and long enough, and within policy. Hook wording may need slight revisions; "the alternative to" seems to suggest a similar club, not a deliberate opposite as is the case here. ALT1 would work if it's clarified that the statistics are for UK universities; perhaps something like this?
ALT2: ... that the 93% Club is named for the proportion of UK undergraduates who were state-educated?
Hope this is helpful.--Lemuellio (talk) 20:49, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
ALT2 works for me. Do we need a new reviewer now? Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 10:52, 5 July 2021 (UTC)
I think the 93% refers to the share of the UK population (The Foundation – named after the percentage of people who are state school educated in the UK [48]), not just students. It should just be replaced by "share of British people" or similar, I have fixed the error in the article. 15 (talk) 19:22, 5 July 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 3[edit]

Theatre of the World

Moved to mainspace by Thelisteninghand (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 11:13, 10 July 2021 (UTC).

Franz Harnoncourt

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 10:22, 10 July 2021 (UTC).

I forgot to mention that this would be good on his birthday, 2 August. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:15, 14 July 2021 (UTC)

Citigroup Center

Citicorp (now Citigroup) Center
Citicorp (now Citigroup) Center

Improved to Good Article status by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 21:24, 3 July 2021 (UTC).

  • A quick drive-by comment, I think "structural flaw" might be underselling it a bit. There's a bunch of YouTube videos with titles like "How one design flaw almost toppled a skyscraper", "NYC skyscraper saved by a student's question", "The design flaw that almost wiped out a New York City skyscraper", and "The NYC skyscraper that nearly destroyed Midtown". If those titles aren't overselling it, I think that's clearly the best fact to go with. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 06:40, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
    Thanks for the comment. That's a very good point, I've added a few more alts to address that more interesting aspect. Epicgenius (talk) 16:33, 7 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Another drive-by comment: Every time I see an article using the word accolade, I want to vomit. EEng 23:22, 19 July 2021 (UTC)

Palmer Report

  • ... that, in a 2018 survey of 38 news organizations, the Palmer Report was ranked the fourth least trusted news organization by Americans? [51]

5x expanded by Seddon (talk)Dr.Swag Lord, Ph.d. Nominated by Chetsford (talk) at 14:53, 3 July 2021 (UTC).; edited 15:07, 4 July 2021 (UTC)

  • I'm not seeing how this meets the 5x expansion rule. It's 4651 bytes of prose now and a week ago it was 1314 bytes, which is 3.5x. — The Earwig (talk) 23:03, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Yes, you're right, The Earwig - thanks for the catch. I glanced at this edit [52] from July 3 and didn't realize a new user had just blanked the page prior to that. Thanks for your diligent review. With that note, I withdraw the DYK.The Earwig - it appears editors have expanded the article again since my last comment. I think it passes the length requirement now. Chetsford (talk) 03:21, 4 July 2021 (UTC); edited 15:07, 4 July 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 4[edit]

Carroll Best

Created by 4meter4 (talk). Self-nominated at 14:57, 7 July 2021 (UTC).

200 West Street

Goldman Sachs headquarters, 200 West Street
Goldman Sachs headquarters, 200 West Street

5x expanded by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 22:26, 4 July 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 5[edit]

Rainer Trost

  • Reviewed: to come

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 22:14, 12 July 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new enough, long enough, and within policy, but this hook is pretty awful. Tenor does job is not all that interesting, and, let's face it, performing internationally is what working opera singers do. Gerda Arendt, perhaps with a little digging some other more interesting fact might reveal itself? Perhaps some sort of critical assessment of his voice from a recording review or performance?4meter4 (talk) 02:07, 15 July 2021 (UTC)
    Thank you. Article was translated, and when it was time to nominate, there was just time to format some things, not to expand. I'll see what I can do, but other things have waited for longer, such as improving a singer from stub status, and there are more articles waiting for the formatting step. Patience please. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:35, 15 July 2021 (UTC)
    I reviewed now Template:Did you know nominations/Ezo chipmunk, working on my reviewing backlog first. This is #2 in the article backlog. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:37, 19 July 2021 (UTC)

Inferno (opera)

Portrait of Dante by Boticelli
Portrait of Dante by Boticelli
  • Reviewed: KTVK
  • Comment: 2021 is a Dante year, as he died in 1321. Therefore his image would be nice.

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 21:00, 12 July 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 6[edit]

Wolf Matthias Friedrich

5x expanded by Grimes2 (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 22:45, 13 July 2021 (UTC).

Cornelia Chase Brant

Cornelia Chase Brant when she was dean of her college
Cornelia Chase Brant when she was dean of her college
  • ... that Nellie Chase (pictured) dreamed of becoming a doctor and did not go to medical college until she was 35 but rose to become its head?

5x expanded by Andrew Davidson (talk). Self-nominated at 10:27, 12 July 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article looks good and well sourced, eligible for DYK. However, I think the hook might need some work: it would be helpful to name her institution (New York Medical College and Hospital for Women), as well as make it more clear that she became the dean at the same college she studied at, because the phrases "go to medical college" and "rose to become its head" are very vague. I'm also not sure whether it would be accurate to call her "its head"; it says in the article that she became dean of the college, which may or may not be the title for the head of the college, but it is not clarified in any of the sources as to whether this is the case. Otherwise, I think this article is ready for DYK.alphalfalfa(talk) 04:46, 13 July 2021 (UTC)

Karaburun, Arnavutköy

  • ... that the Black Sea seaside resort Karaburun features a 1860-built lighthouse with hoppers of decorative lion head around its original copper dome? Source: "Tipik bir Karadeniz köyü. ", "Fenerin olduğu tepeden baktığınızda solda dik kayalıkların dibindeki kumsallar, sağdaysa ta Yeniköy’e kadar uzanan dümdüz plajlar çok cazip. Yazın buralar çok kalabalık oluyormuş.", "Feneri 1860’ta Fransızlar inşa etmiş, ...", "Orijinal bakır kubbesinin yanlarındaki yağmur suyu saçakları aslan kafalarıyla süslü. " (in Turkish) [56]

Created by CeeGee (talk). Self-nominated at 12:15, 11 July 2021 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Interesting village, on few but good-looking sources, all-Turkish sources accepted AGF, copyvio can't be judged. I think if true that it's no. 3 lighthouse in luminosity, that's a more unique fact, no? No idea what hoppers are here, and they are not in the article. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:27, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

Energy in Turkey

  • ... that the 2019 to 2023 strategic plan for energy in Turkey was published in 2020? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)
  • ALT1:... that the 2019 strategic plan for energy in Turkey was published in 2020? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)
  • ALT2:... that lots of energy in Turkey is under the Black Sea? 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)
  • ALT3:... that lots of energy in Turkey is underground and under the Black Sea? 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)
  • ALT4:... that much energy in Turkey is underground and under the Black Sea? 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)
  • ALT5:... that a lot of energy in Turkey is underground and under the Black Sea? 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)
  • ALT6:... that plenty of energy in Turkey is underground and under the Black Sea? 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)
  • ALT7:... that energy in Turkey underground and under the Black Sea contains greenhouse gases? 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)

Improved to Good Article status by Chidgk1 (talk). Self-nominated at 08:40, 7 July 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article does meet DYK requirements as a new GA, I didn't find any close paraphrasing, and a QPQ has been done. The hook however isn't very interesting and doesn't really say much about the article subject itself. Could alternative proposals be provided here? Narutolovehinata5 (talk · contributions) 00:22, 14 July 2021 (UTC)
Is it not interesting that the plan was published a year after the period started? Maybe that is common where you live too? In UK a (non secret) government plan would be published beforehand so the public could comment. Chidgk1 (talk) 08:38, 14 July 2021 (UTC)
It's not about commonality, it's just not a hook that would catch attention. Narutolovehinata5 (talk · contributions) 11:46, 14 July 2021 (UTC)
OK I made it a bit more obvious Chidgk1 (talk) 12:28, 14 July 2021 (UTC)
I don't know, I really don't think this direction is working out. Could you try proposing a different hook fact? Narutolovehinata5 (talk · contributions) 14:01, 14 July 2021 (UTC)

If you like ALT2 I will add cite.Chidgk1 (talk) 10:45, 17 July 2021 (UTC)

I think there's potential in ALT2's hook fact, but its current wording could probably still be improved. Narutolovehinata5 (talk · contributions) 01:42, 18 July 2021 (UTC)
As for ALT2 itself, it's not really explicitly stated in the article: the article states that a gas field was found under the Black Sea, and also states that it could fuel most of Turkey's residential energy needs this decade. Perhaps a hook based on that could also work? Narutolovehinata5 (talk · contributions) 02:21, 18 July 2021 (UTC)
Once you are happy with the hook wording (suggest wording if you have ideas) I will make sure it is in article and cited properly before you tick it off. How about ALT3? Chidgk1 (talk) 06:06, 18 July 2021 (UTC)
Perhaps change "lots of" to something else? Narutolovehinata5 (talk · contributions) 01:26, 19 July 2021 (UTC)
Have added ideas - do you have an idea? Chidgk1 (talk) 06:34, 19 July 2021 (UTC)
"Plenty"/"Lots of" don't really sound encyclopedic, which was the thought I had. Perhaps something like "Significant energy resources..." or wording to that effect? Narutolovehinata5 (talk · contributions) 03:08, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
I thought the DYK could be more playful than an article in order to be more catchy?. If you want something encyclopedic why not go with the original hook? That is encyclopedic and boring unless the reader takes a second look, after which it also sounds outrageous (well to me having come from UK anyway and presumably in USA plans are published before they start). This is our dry Brit style. Anyway I added ALT7 for your consideration. Chidgk1 (talk) 06:12, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
I think some variation of ALT6 is our best option here, there just have to be a more encyclopedic wording than "a lot" or "plenty". Narutolovehinata5 (talk · contributions) 13:07, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
Not quite sure what you mean by "more encyclopedic wording" - if ALT4 is not a more encyclopedic wording please suggest a complete hook. Chidgk1 (talk) 15:15, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

Muhammad Ali Mungeri

  • ... that Muhammad Ali Mungeri was the prime founder of Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama, a major Islamic seminary in India? Source: His biography, Sīrat Hadhrat Mawlāna Muḥammad Ali Mungeri: Bāni Nadwatul Ulama (in Urdu) by Sayyid Muḥammad al-Hasani and Tazkirah Mashāhīr-e-Hind: Karwān-e-Rafta (in Urdu), p. 235, by Asir Adrawi. Inline cited in the article

Created by TheAafi (talk). Self-nominated at 15:48, 6 July 2021 (UTC).

Sunday Lecture Society

Created by Aussie Article Writer (talk). Self-nominated at 11:38, 6 July 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Yes. Thanks for trimming the hooks, which are now 199 and 171 characters. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 17:24, 8 July 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 7[edit]

Villard Houses

Villard Houses
Villard Houses

5x expanded by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 17:48, 7 July 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 8[edit]

Medardo Mairena

Mairena in 2020
Mairena in 2020
  • ... that peasant leader Medardo Mairena (pictured) has helped organize almost 100 marches opposing the proposed Nicaraguan Canal? (Source: “Y es que tanto Mena como Mairena han estado detrás de las casi 100 marchas contra el canal que los campesinos han realizado en todo el país, para que se derogue la ley canalera” La Prensa)
    • ALT1:... that Nicaraguan presidential pre-candidate Medardo Mairena (pictured) farms corn, quiquisque, and yucca? Source: "155 manzanas de tierra tiene Medardo Mairena en Punta Gorda, donde siembra maíz, quiquisque, yuca" (La Prensa)
    • ALT2:... that peasant leader Medardo Mairena (pictured) is the sixth pre-candidate for president in 2021 Nicaraguan general election to be arrested since June 2021? (Source: “Entre los detenidos están dos figuras relevantes de la oposición: el estudiante Lesther Alemán y el campesino Medardo Mairena, quien se convierte en el sexto precandidato presidencial apresado desde el mes de junio por el sandinismo.” El Pais)

Moved to mainspace by Innisfree987 (talk). Self-nominated at 23:21, 14 July 2021 (UTC).

Police Support Unit

  • ... that the British South Africa Police's "Black Boots" support unit were dubbed as "terr hungry" for apparently enjoying killing suspected terrorists in Rhodesia? Source: Under the Skin: The Death of White Rhodesia. Northwestern University Press. p. 191. ISBN 9780810106581.
    • ALT1:... that the British South Africa Police's "Black Boots" support unit were nicknamed as such because of the black boots they wore opposed to the brown boots the rest of the BSAP wore? Source: Bush Pig - District Cop: Service with the British South Africa Police in the Rhodesian Conflict 1965-79. Helion and Company. p. 44. ISBN 9781909982291.

Converted from a redirect by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 08:45, 8 July 2021 (UTC).

Omori (video game)

  • ... that after numerous delays, the video game Omori came out over five years after its initial projected release date? Source: "with an initial projected release date of May 2015... The game would be delayed into 2019 and early 2020, but would again miss both targets. Later in 2020, Omori received its final release date of December 25."; Comic Book Resources, SiliconEra

Improved to Good Article status by Mir Novov (talk). Self-nominated at 05:43, 8 July 2021 (UTC).

  • ALT 1: ... that the video game Omori came out over five years after its initial projected release date? If it is late it must have been delayed, and shorter generally makes a better hook (ask my friend Gina, she's 4' 11' and also has a great uppercut) Belle (talk) 16:13, 9 July 2021 (UTC)
  • I agree, that sounds better. - Novov T C 07:11, 10 July 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 9[edit]

Heidi Grant Murphy

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 13:53, 17 July 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 10[edit]

Evelyn van Leeuwen

Created by SportsOlympic (talk) and Victuallers (talk). Nominated by Victuallers (talk) at 11:47, 11 July 2021 (UTC).

Lynde Shores Conservation Area

Lynde Shores Conservation Area
Lynde Shores Conservation Area

Created by Morgan695 (talk). Self-nominated at 20:58, 10 July 2021 (UTC).

Melville Monument

5x expanded by CPClegg (talk). Self-nominated at 19:55, 10 July 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg This article flags as a bit short, unfortunately: 20147 characters when it was at 4512 (requiring 22560 characters prose). I see there has been some instability prior to the expansion; is this related? It does have appropriate citation density. Sammi Brie (she/her • tc) 06:46, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Hi, Sammi Brie, that's odd: the javascript tool's showing me 31,009 for the published article and 38,537 for the plain text. Yes, it did have issues with one persistent vandal before the expansion but since then has been very stable. Thanks for taking a look.CPClegg (talk) 08:46, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
  • @CPClegg: Still showing as 20,147 here. Very unusual. Sammi Brie (she/her • tc) 14:45, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 11[edit]

Pisanhari ki Marhia

Pisanhari ki Marhia
Pisanhari ki Marhia
  • ... that ... a Jain temple campus sprawling across 18 acres named Pisanhari Ki Marhia is a tribute to Pisanhari, the poor old lady, who constructed a one room temple by saving money from milling flours in 1442 CE. Mitra, Swati (2012). Temples of Madhya Pradesh (1 ed.). Goodearth Publications. ISBN 9789380262499.

Created by Loveallwiki (talk) and Pratyk321 (talk). Nominated by Loveallwiki (talk) at 06:45, 16 July 2021 (UTC).

  • @Loveallwiki:, I have rephrased the hook. Please let me know your thoughts on this? Pratyk321 (talk) 12:58, 16 July 2021 (UTC)
  • @Pratyk321:, Good, i have modified it a little to emphasize the notability due to vintage and present expanse. pl have a look.LoveAll (talk). 06:54, 17 July 2021 (UTC)
  • @Loveallwiki: We're not looking to say everything in the hook, just need to mention something interesting that readers will click on to find out more. Let's keep both hooks. The reviewer can help us decide the best-suited hook. Thanks and regards Pratyk321 (talk) 09:10, 17 July 2021 (UTC)

Aging of the United States

Created by Mover of molehills (talk). Self-nominated at 00:35, 12 July 2021 (UTC).

Oppose because it is not true. The United States's fertility rate, with the exception of a brief boom in the mid-2000s has been below replacement levels for decades. funplussmart (talk) 17:34, 18 July 2021 (UTC)
@Funplussmart: Thank you for clearing that up, and for making the correction in the article. Do you think that the main hook could still be valid, though? Mover of molehills (talk) 12:25, 19 July 2021 (UTC)

Roar-ee the Lion

Roar-ee the Lion at a game against Cornell, 2018
Roar-ee the Lion at a game against Cornell, 2018

Created by Alphalfalfa (talk). Self-nominated at 05:20, 13 July 2021 (UTC).

General: Article is new enough and long enough

Policy compliance:

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

QPQ: Red XN - Not done
Overall: Symbol question.svg Needs QPQ as this would be your 6th DYK. The second hook is more interesting. Gaia Octavia Agrippa Talk 15:22, 19 July 2021 (UTC)

Therese Forster

Therese Forster in 1805, painted by Ludovike Simanowiz
Therese Forster in 1805, painted by Ludovike Simanowiz
  • ... that Therese Forster (pictured) edited the works of her father Georg Forster, who died when she was seven years old? Source: Edition: for example Ludwig Uhlig, [62]. p. 345 "1843 besorgte sie die Gesamtausgabe der Schriften und Briefe ihres Vaters". Also Thomas P. Saine, [63], p. 76 "When Forster's daughter and Gervinus were preparing their edition of Forster's works..." Father's death on 10 January 1794: Uhlig, p.342 or Saine, p. 154
    • ALT1:... that the teenage Therese Forster (pictured) wrote an epistolary novel with Isabelle de Charrière in French that appeared only in a German translation by her stepfather? Source: Letzter, Jacqueline (1998). Intellectual Tacking: Questions of Education in the Works of Isabelle de Charrière, p. 186 [64] (misspelled as "Foster"), Heuser, Magdalene (1997-12-16). "Die wiedergefundene Handschrift: Victoire ou la vertu sans bruit von Isabelle de Charrière", (doi 10.1515/9783484604100.178 available via TWL), p. 178
  • Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/The Hidden People
  • Comment: Would be happy to see her appear on her birthday (10 August) if possible. Hook improvements/suggestions welcome. I have access to a colour version of the picture, but it is of lower resolution (and I'm not going to complain if this runs without image). There is probably a hook to be made out of the Kotzebue marriage proposal (her father Georg Forster was the prototypical German revolutionary (and a world traveller who crossed the Antarctic circle with Cook), and Kotzebue's assassination started one of the most reactionary periods in German history, while Kotzebue's son Otto was also a world traveller and polar explorer. I haven't quite found the words to condense this into a good hook, though.

Moved to mainspace by Kusma (talk). Self-nominated at 21:16, 12 July 2021 (UTC).

Arthur J. Hill

Created by Chetsford (talk). Self-nominated at 01:26, 12 July 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 12[edit]

Tetris Holding, LLC v. Xio Interactive, Inc.

  • Comment: I am trying this out so if I screwed this up give me a chance to fix it.

Improved to Good Article status by Jorahm (talk) and Masem (talk). Nominated by Jorahm (talk) at 16:54, 18 July 2021 (UTC).

Margarita Gritskova

  • Reviewed: Andantino (ballet)
  • Comment: Carreras should be known beyond opera specialists, either as one of The Three Tenors or for his fight with leukemia. Those who don't know him will not profit from the mezzo's article.

Created by LouisAlain (talk), Grimes2 (talk), and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 14:54, 17 July 2021 (UTC).

William Mackinder

William Mackinder
William Mackinder
  • ... that William Mackinder was a deep-sea fisherman and trade unionist before becoming a British politician? Source: "Mill boy to M.P. Death of Mr William Mackinder". Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail. 1930-09-08. His varied occupations since that early start have included woolcomber, spinner, deep sea fisherman, trade union official, Parliamentarian, and novelist.; "Death of versatile labour M.P.". Western Daily Press. Yeovil, England. 1930-09-08. Since then he has been woolcomber [sic], spinner, deep sea fisherman, Trade Union official, Parliamentarian and novelist.; "Mr W Mackinder, M.P., Dead". The Daily Telegraph. 1930-09-08. At first he was engaged in the meat trade, then he became a deep-sea fisherman, and afterwards was a woolcomber.;
  • Comment: It's been a little while since I did one of these nominations so I'm open to feedback! I've included quotes from the three sources I have for the hook, but all require some level of registration or subscription to access. Please let me know if I can be helpful providing access to them.

Created by Lear's Fool (talk). Self-nominated at 11:55, 16 July 2021 (UTC).


Vlad III, more commonly known as Vlad the Impaler
Vlad III, more commonly known as Vlad the Impaler
  • Comment: This is my third DYK nomination. The article in question has just been promoted to GA following an extensive rewrite.

Created by ImaginesTigers (talk). Self-nominated at 16:13, 14 July 2021 (UTC).

  • Comment The Wallachian dialect of Romanian doesn't really exist, Romanian is divided into two main groups, the northern variant (Moldavia, most of Transylvania and the northermost parts of Dobruja) and the southern variant (Wallachia, most of Dobruja and southeastern Transylvania). This southern variant is divided into more subvariants such as Muntenian and Oltenian, probably the one in southeastern Transylvania is also considered its own but I am not sure about that, but the reality is that it isn't like Oltenian and Muntenian are considerably more similar to each other than with the southeastern Transylvanian variant as to form their own group within the southern variant of Romania, so a Wallachian dialect doesn't really exist. Here are some maps to understand it better [68] [69]. I'll move the page and do the necessary fixes some day. Sorry for so much text about unrelated stuff, but I'd just put "in old Romanian" or "in Romanian" instead of "in the Wallachian dialect". Super Ψ Dro 21:52, 14 July 2021 (UTC)
@Super Dromaeosaurus: The main problem is that I can't substantiate that. Do you have any sourcing to that effect? All of the sourcing that I have reiterate what Stoker said, or simply reproduce it without comment. Don't get me wrong—I believe you! I just can't make it reflect what is accurate because that's not what the (relevant) sources say, so your help would be really appreciated! — ImaginesTigers (talkcontribs) 00:04, 15 July 2021 (UTC)
Sorry, I got it wrong. In old Romanian, Dracul meant "dragon", "devil" is the modern meaning (see Vlad the Impaler#Name), so there's no need to put "in old Romanian", which probably makes the sourcing issue easier. By the way, which source would you need? One saying the Wallachian language he was talking about is Romanian? Super Ψ Dro 07:35, 15 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Guys: Vlad the Impaler#Name has a rather finely sourced explanation of the name, which Vlad himself used in his signature -- in short, if probably refers to the Order of the Dragon and to his father, Vlad II Dracul, wearing it. At no point did Dracul(e)a mean "devil" in Romanian, old or new, Wallachian or whatever -- even if we were to assume that dracul was the "devil" and not "serpent" in the language of the time, which is patently not the case, draculea is a derivative suggesting possession or kinship by/with dracul (it has no real meaning in modern Romanian). This means that the hook, whatever it is based on, is lazy and inaccurate; so is whatever part of the article it is based on.
(As a side note: it is completely immaterial to the subject, as all primary sources, including Vlad's signatures, are in Slavonic, not Romanian: but there is such a thing as a Wallachian dialect, and info I sourced the article on Alecu Beldiman suggests that, while fully intelligible to other speakers of Romanian, it had its peculiarities, as in voicing z as a dz, therefore , and j as dj.) Dahn (talk) 07:23, 16 July 2021 (UTC)
Ah yes, I now note it is based on Stoker's own quote: "Dracula means means devil." Guys, this is precisely why you should differentiate between a fact and a report of a fact -- it is easily disputable that Draculea ever meant "Devil", and in any case Dracula in that form doesn't even exist in Romanian (well, it does now: it only refers to Stoker's novel). Stoker was not an authority on Romanian, and he couldn't even speak it; he was probably just parsing the few words he could discern and spelling them the way he heard them. So the "fact" is not that Dracula means "devil" in Romanian, it is that Stoker thought it did. Make what you will of this. Dahn (talk) 07:28, 16 July 2021 (UTC)
Revisied the alt, but I'll say that my preference is still for the primary hook, not the alternate which I'm aware has issues. What "dracula" actually meant is irrelevant to the reason Stoker picked it. He didn't pick it because of Vlad the Impaler; he liked the meaning given in whatever book he saw it in. — ImaginesTigers (talkcontribs) 12:14, 16 July 2021 (UTC)
Uh, the ALT hook now says "because he thought it meant devil", which seems fine to me. I also prefer the first hook. Ceoil (talk) 19:16, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Withdrawing this nomination. I'm not familiar with the DYK withdrawal procedure, so I've tagged the template for deletion. If that's improper, please let me know! — ImaginesTigers (talkcontribs) 21:54, 16 July 2021 (UTC)
    Are you sure @ImaginesTigers:? I can close this nomination if you want, but a Dracula hook would look great on the front page. BuySomeApples (talk) 20:01, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
    Agree with BuySomeApples; would be great to get it to main page. Ceoil (talk) 19:16, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

M1 (İzmir Metro)

A train on the M1 line
A train on the M1 line
  • ... that the M1, the only active line of İzmir Metro, entered into service in 2000? Source: Consisting of 10 stations, it began service on 22 May 2000.[1]
    • ALT1:... that the M1, the only active line of İzmir Metro, is still in the process of being extended? Source: Work on the 7.2 km (4.5 mi) long Fahrettin Altay–Kaymakamlık extension to the west began on 9 June 2018 and are planned to be finished in October 2022, at a cost of ₺1.027 billion.[2]
    • ALT2:... that the M1, the only active line of İzmir Metro, is 19.8 km (12.3 mi) long? Source: [3]
    • ALT3 ... that the tenders for extension of M1, the only active line of İzmir Metro, has been cancelled several times? Source:

The İzmir Metropolitan Municipality sent a cease and desist letter to the company on 14 February 2006, and subsequently cancelled the tender in November 2006.[4]

  • The tender was cancelled on 13 August 2009 after the contractor had requested a 15-month extension.[5]
  • ... but it was again cancelled by the Public Procurement Authority due to unspecified reasons.[4]
  • A new tender was issued in October 2009 to finish the remaining work. However, that tender was cancelled by the Public Procurement Authority.[6]
  • A third tender was made in April 2010, but it was cancelled by the municipality after the court reverted the cancellation of the second tender. The municipality signed an agreement with the winner of the second tender but the agreement was reverted after the high court reversed the decision of lower court about the second tender. A fourth tender was issued in August 2010 and construction started in September.[7]
  • ALT4 ... that the construction of M1, the only active line of İzmir Metro, has stopped because the contractor company couldn't finish the construction on time and requested 12 months more? Source: The construction was fully stopped in 2008 after the contractor could not finish the extension and requested 12 months more, which was refused.[8]
  • Reviewed: [[]]
  • Comment: This is my first nomination to DYK, so if I made any mistakes, feel free to give feedback.

Improved to Good Article status by Ahmetlii (talk). Self-nominated at 14:25, 14 July 2021 (UTC).

  • Non reviewer comment Hi, I've had the page on my watchlist due to my copyedit from a while back. Just popping in to say that none of these hooks are really that interesting; they are more trivial facts about the line. Something that could be more interesting is the many cancellations and re-approval of the tenders, as that is unusual. :) — Mcguy15 (talk, contribs) 15:14, 14 July 2021 (UTC)


  1. ^ "İzmir Metro A.Ş. Tanıtım Kitabı" (PDF). İzmir Metro A.Ş. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 July 2010. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Büyükşehir'den 'milyarlık' yatırım" (in Turkish). İzmir Büyükşehir Belediyesi. 10 June 2018. Archived from the original on 14 June 2018. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  3. ^ "İzmir Metro A.Ş. Stratejik Planı 2020–2024" (PDF). İzmir Metro A.Ş. 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on 10 November 2019. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  4. ^ a b "İzmirlinin bitmeyen metro çilesi". Evrensel. Retrieved 30 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Üçyol-Üçkuyular hattı bitmiyor". mimdap.org. Retrieved 30 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Metro ihalesi tamam". Yeni Asır. 23 April 2010. Retrieved 4 July 2021.
  7. ^ "BORNOVA METROSU'NDA MUTLU SON". www.izmirmetro.com.tr. İZMİR METRO A.Ş. Retrieved 4 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Büyükşehir tünel için düğmeye bastı". Hürriyet. 8 October 2014. Archived from the original on 14 March 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2016.

Pomona College

Pomona College
Pomona College
  • ... that during Pomona College's (pictured) annual "Ski-Beach Day", students ski in the morning and go to the beach in the afternoon? Source: [70]
    • ALT1:... that a quarter of students in Pomona College's (pictured) 2020 entering class were the valedictorian of their high school class? Source: [71]
    • ALT2:... that students at Pomona College (pictured) are thrown into a fountain on their birthday? Source: [72]
    • ALT3:... that Pomona College (pictured) stopped singing its alma mater at official events after it was discovered that the song may have been originally written for a blackface minstrel show? Source: [73]

Improved to Good Article status by Sdkb (talk). Self-nominated at 07:14, 13 July 2021 (UTC).

Bailey Wightman

Created by Lugnuts (talk), Blue Square Thing (talk), and The C of E (talk). Nominated by The C of E (talk) at 05:16, 13 July 2021 (UTC).


TD2 tower in the Mojave National Preserve, California
TD2 tower in the Mojave National Preserve, California

Created by Maury Markowitz (talk). Self-nominated at 15:59, 12 July 2021 (UTC). Reviewed: Albert helmet

Grace Harrison

Created by Mark Staffieri (talk). Self-nominated at 13:47, 12 July 2021 (UTC).

  • :* Symbol possible vote.svg Date of nomination is in time and length fine. I have taken the liberty of correctly formatting the hook which is cited inline to an offline source that I accept AGF. However @Mark Staffieri: that tag at the top will need removing before this can proceed and as she is representing NZ, the dates should be in dmy format. You'll also need to do a QPQ as I see you have more than 5 credits. Please ping me once those are sorted and I will have another look. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 05:09, 13 July 2021 (UTC)


  1. ^ The Hockey News, Volume 74, Number 7, Free Agency Preview 2021, Roustan Media, pp.80-81

Motley Crew (song)

Created by VersaceSpace (talk). Self-nominated at 16:45, 12 July 2021 (UTC).

General eligibility:

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

Hook eligibility:

QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg Article new enough and is well-sourced and neutral. However, the length of the article is only around 1100. Earwig did not pick up anything major. The hook is interesting; however, I'm not sure it's accurate as the Billboard article only states the title is "seemingly inspired by the icon metal band Mötley Crüe". Nominator only has two prior DYK credits so exempt from QPQ. The article needs a bit of expansion and you may have to offer an alternate hook. Ping me when you're done! Pamzeis (talk) 07:59, 20 July 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 13[edit]

Mika Kares

Created by LouisAlain (talk), Grimes2 (talk), and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 14:19, 20 July 2021 (UTC).

Giedrė Šlekytė

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 13:56, 20 July 2021 (UTC).

Christoph Strehl

Christoph Strehl in 2011
Christoph Strehl in 2011

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 13:32, 20 July 2021 (UTC).

Katyayani Shankar Bajpai

5x expanded by $ufyan (talk). Self-nominated at 14:21, 13 July 2021 (UTC).

2021 Slovenian Waters Act referendum

5x expanded by Tone (talk). Self-nominated at 09:42, 13 July 2021 (UTC).

Joe Carroll (priest)

  • Reviewed: Koo App
  • Comment: Article was created from work done at User:RightCowLeftCoast/sandbox/Joe Carroll (priest) prior to it being moved into the mainspace. Article is over 1,500 characters of prose and most, if not all, sentences have in-line citation to a reliable source. Earwig's copyvio detector has the highest single source score at 14.5%, "Violation unlikely". No image used for this DYKN, though the article has two images which have appropriate licenses. QPQ done.

Created by RightCowLeftCoast (talk). Self-nominated at 03:26, 13 July 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 14[edit]

Alfred Fischer Hall

Performers receiving ovations, 10 July 2021
Performers receiving ovations, 10 July 2021
  • Reviewed: to come

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 20:57, 21 July 2021 (UTC).

Buffalo, New York

Improved to Good Article status by Dekema (talk). Self-nominated at 03:35, 15 July 2021 (UTC).

KiHa 183 series

ALT1: ... that you could travel with animals on the Asahiyama Zoo KiHa 183 series service?
  • Reviewed: NA

Created by MiasmaEternal (talk). Self-nominated at 01:25, 15 July 2021 (UTC).

General: Article is new enough and long enough

Policy compliance:

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Green tickY - Offline/paywalled citation accepted in good faith
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Red XN - The trains have animal-themed decour. The hook suggests that there are actual animals on the train.
QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Cool-looking trains that would deserve a spotlight. No immediate evidence of plaigarism, although in that regard I am assuming good faith as all of the sources are in Japanese. A cursory look at what information I can find doesn't suggest that this article is a hoax. Currently there are many paragraphs which do not have sources. If the sources used in the article also provide the information that is in those unsourced paragraphs then the nomination could be made eligible. The hook is somewhat misleading regarding the contents of the article, although not enough that I would reject it out of hand. Not going to reject this as a reviewer who can read Japanese might be able to help this become eligible, and this appears to be the first nomination by the nominator, so WP:IAR may apply in helping this reach DYK. The merge request appears to be the result of a user mistaking this for a variant of an unrelated but similarly named multiple-unit. HumanBodyPiloter5 (talk) 11:43, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

660 Fifth Avenue

666 Fifth Avenue
666 Fifth Avenue

Improved to Good Article status by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 21:07, 14 July 2021 (UTC).


Dreierles: the top trumps
Dreierles: the top trumps
  • ... that German soldiers fighting with Napoleon brought home a Spanish modification to the Tarot game of Dreierles (pictured) that resulted in Baden's national game of Cego?
    Source: Martin, Ulf and John McLeod (2018). "Playing the Game: Dreierles" in The Playing-Card, Vol. 47, No. 2, 81–84.
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)
  • Reviewed: to follow shortly

Created by Bermicourt (talk). Self-nominated at 11:16, 14 July 2021 (UTC).

Intentional balk

Created by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 10:39, 14 July 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 15[edit]

Kenneth John

  • ... that future newspaper columnist Kenneth John was the first Resident Tutor for the University of the West Indies in Saint Vincent? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "Dr John served as the first Resident Tutor for The University of the West Indies Department of Extra – Mural Studies in St Vincent and the Grenadines from 1964 to 1967."[75]

Created by Joofjoof (talk). Self-nominated at 00:04, 23 July 2021 (UTC).


5x expanded by Chipmunkdavis (talk). Self-nominated at 11:18, 20 July 2021 (UTC).

Natalie Simanowski

  • Reviewed: Mary V. Ahern
  • Comment: Women in Red ==> Paralympics pls

Created by SarahTHunter (talk) and Victuallers (talk). Nominated by Victuallers (talk) at 16:26, 16 July 2021 (UTC).

Fachrul Baraqbah

  • Comment: Fourth nom out of five free nomination without QPQ

Created by Nyanardsan (talk). Self-nominated at 11:02, 15 July 2021 (UTC).

Osa Maliki

Moved to mainspace by Juxlos (talk). Self-nominated at 09:59, 15 July 2021 (UTC).

  • Length, date, sourcing, qpq checks out. However, I find that the wording of the hook doesn't catch the essence here. I'd suggest ALT1: "... that Osa Maliki, a former Communist Party of Indonesia member, cooperated with army commander and religious groups in an anti-communist purge inside the Indonesian National Party?" --Soman (talk) 18:30, 17 July 2021 (UTC)
  • @Soman: Sure, that’d be fine too. Juxlos (talk) 01:12, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

David Duke 1988 presidential campaign

  • Reviewed: TBA

Improved to Good Article status by Jon698 (talk). Self-nominated at 01:21, 15 July 2021 (UTC).


Improved to Good Article status by Lazman321 (talk). Self-nominated at 19:04, 19 July 2021 (UTC).

Symbol confirmed.svg Interesting game GA, on plenty of sources, no copyvio obvious. I am surprised that there's no later figure than 2006, and that it all ends with a review that just says "nice" which seems almost not worth mentioning. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:40, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

Kapampangan separatism, Pampanga in the Philippine Revolution

  • Comment: article 1 moved to namespace on 7 June 2021, article 2 on 15 June 2021

Created by SiempreReconozco (talk). Self-nominated at 19:32, 17 July 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 23[edit]

Duke of Sussex, Acton Green

Ornamental ironwork at the Duke of Sussex
Ornamental ironwork at the Duke of Sussex

Created by Chiswick Chap (talk). Self-nominated at 14:43, 24 July 2021 (UTC).

Olaf's Frozen Adventure

Improved to Good Article status by Wingwatchers (talk). Nominated by Pamzeis (talk) at 12:12, 24 July 2021 (UTC).

Marthe Yankurije

Created by Joseph2302 (talk). Self-nominated at 10:30, 24 July 2021 (UTC).

  • reviewing - Its long enough and its well referenced. No image but I have requested one on Flickr. I prefer Alt1 but both are reffed. Its neutral and no evidence of close paraphrasing. In time to appear during Olympics if all goes well. Victuallers (talk) 07:40, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

Hurricane Pali

Improved to Good Article status by LightandDark2000 (talk). Self-nominated at 16:34, 23 July 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 16[edit]

Gottfried Hornik

  • Reviewed: to come
  • Comment: I should have nominated yesterday, but was out all day, and missed it when returning, sorry.

Created by LouisAlain (talk), Grimes2 (talk), and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 13:51, 24 July 2021 (UTC).

Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Barrios

  • ... that while Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Barrios was exiled from Nicaragua and living in Costa Rica in the 1980s, his sister Claudia was there as Nicaragua’s ambassador? (Source: "Pedro Joaquin Chamorro Barrios, who lives in exile in Costa Rica....Two of the four [siblings] live in Costa Rica, assigned there for opposite reasons. Claudia, who will be married Tuesday, is the Nicaraguan Ambassador, charged with defending the Managua regime. Pedro Joaquin works there editing Nicaragua Hoy, and also serves as a spokesman for anti-Sandinista rebels supported by the United States." (NYT)
    • ALT1:... that Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Barrios has been Nicaraguan minister of defense, minister of tourism, ambassador, and a deputy in the National Assembly? (Source: "The Nicaraguan Tourism minister and soon to be head of Defense, Pedro Joaquín Chamorro..." La Nacion; “En 1991-1992 fue Embajador de Nicaragua en la República de China, Taiwán ... En las elecciones presidenciales del 2006 se incorpora a la Alianza Liberal Nicaragüense (ALN), de ese resultado fue electo diputado por el departamento de Managua.”National Assembly biography)
    • ALT2:... that Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Barrios, later Nicaraguan minister of defense, ambassador, and deputy in the the National Assembly, started his career in journalism? Source: Same as for ALT1 plus "After receiving an MBA from INCAE in 1976, worked as a writer and photographer at La Prensa." (Nicaraguan Biographies: A Resource Book)

Moved to mainspace by Innisfree987 (talk). Self-nominated at 19:18, 23 July 2021 (UTC).

Marcelo Gallardo

  • Comment: Marcelo Gallardo was recently passed as a GA

Improved to Good Article status by Gunt50 (talk). Self-nominated at 17:21, 19 July 2021 (UTC).

WaHu Student Apartments

Improved to Good Article status by Carbrera (talk). Nominated by Sammi Brie (talk) at 21:24, 16 July 2021 (UTC).


  • ... that the Islamic website Askimam is considered more comprehensive and potentially influential than the combined web resources of al-Azhar and its sympathisers? Source: Gary R Bunt, Islam in the Digital Age: E-Jihad, Online Fatwas and Cyber Islamic Environments, p. 173

Created by TheAafi (talk). Self-nominated at 19:00, 16 July 2021 (UTC).

Long Bow Trilogy

  • ... that the Long Bow Trilogy includes interviews with rural Chinese villagers who were the topic of the director's father's book Fanshen?Source: "When students have first been primed with readings from William Hinton's two classic prose documentaries of life in Long Bow Village (Fanshen [1968] and Shenfan [1984]), the films may be especially rewarding. They put faces to a few familiar names and give us images—of donkeycarts rattling over the tired earth, of bundled babies in bare adobe courtyards—that validate the village Hinton's books have already brought to life in our minds." ([87]

Created by Paragon Deku (talk). Self-nominated at 05:32, 16 July 2021 (UTC).

Frozen II

Improved to Good Article status by Wingwatchers (talk), Chompy Ace (talk), and Pamzeis (talk). Nominated by Pamzeis (talk) at 01:25, 16 July 2021 (UTC).

I have planned to do a FAC for Frozen II after the GAN. I am not sure if it will affect DYK. Wingwatchers (talk) 02:46, 16 July 2021 (UTC)
WP:FAC only says you can't have peer reviews or GANs at the same time... so I'm not sure either. Pamzeis (talk) 04:07, 16 July 2021 (UTC)

Tobias Adrian

Created by Hanjaf1 (talk). Self-nominated at 17:40, 17 July 2021 (UTC).

  • Comment I don't think the first or third hooks are appropriate. For 1: it is a primary source. We need a secondary source to say that Covar is "one of the first ways to measure the risk that the financial system could collapse". For 3: The source does not say that the monthly recession indicator is derived from Adrian's work. Calliopejen1 (talk) 01:18, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
  • For the first hook, perhaps this is preferable: Hanjaf1 (talk) 16:58, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

... that IMF economist Tobias Adrian helped devise CoVaR, a method used to stress test banks after the great recession? https://www.economist.com/special-report/2009/05/16/the-revolution-within

Articles created/expanded on July 17[edit]

Fatima's Grill

Exterior of Fatima's Grill
Exterior of Fatima's Grill
  • ... that the idea for Fatima's Grill (pictured) came from prison? (Source: "Looking through the menu at Fatima's Grill in Downey, California, you'd never guess it was mostly designed and envisioned within the walls of a prison cell." –Foodbeast)
  • Reviewed: clock In progress

Created by Sky Harbor (talk). Self-nominated at 06:46, 25 July 2021 (UTC).

Florian Boesch

  • Reviewed: to come

Created by LouisAlain (talk), Grimes2 (talk), and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 22:00, 24 July 2021 (UTC).

Bicellariella ciliata, Crisularia plumosa, Bugulina flabellata, Bugulina turbinata

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 06:23, 24 July 2021 (UTC).

Leaders of the World

Created by RoySmith (talk). Self-nominated at 03:42, 17 July 2021 (UTC).


  • ... that Your Computer thought touch-typing software Typequick was "for budding software developers to study and seek to emulate? [89]
    • ALT1:... that the first Australian-designed PC product to be sold with the IBM logo was a Typequick product? [90]

Created by Coin945 (talk). Self-nominated at 05:55, 17 July 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol delete vote.svg This fails several aspects of policy. -- RoySmith (talk) 03:02, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
Extended content
1. There's substantial copy-paste from [91], [92], and [93] (see earwig report here). -- RoySmith (talk) 03:02, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Earwig's report found "Violation Unlikely", but due to your assertion above I will expound. Referring to the top-listed link in the report - 37.1% similarity - Earwig lists the following bits within the article as being from that source. I would argue these are facts that are difficult to paraphrase without changing the meaning. The other sources contain much fewer snippets than this.--Coin945 (talk) 04:17, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
  • "sharply in 1986 when the first export sales were made. Japanese Management Consultant Company purchased the publishing and distribution rights"
  • "the first Australian-designed PC product to be sold with the IBM logo."
  • "learned to touch-type using Typequick, around half of them outside Australia, though the company still had only a handful of office and administrative staff."
  • "Toshiba, Mitsubishi and C. Itoh."
  • "bought 1600 copies of the program"
  • "reach a minimum typing speed of 25 words a minute"
  • "60% of the Japanese computer-managed keyboard training market"
  • " schools, colleges, corporations and the visually impaired"
  • "the keyboard competence of new employees"
  • "An Australian program being used to teach Japanese-language typing"
  • "nominated as the best-known training software in Japan by the Japanese computer journal Nikkei"
2. The image File:UCONN Stamford Building.jpg, noted as "own work" in commons, appears to be downloaded from https://www.business.uconn.edu/category/news/grad/pmba/page/2/ (© University of Connecticut). -- RoySmith (talk) 03:02, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
  • I trusted that this image was in Creative Commons as it was uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. If it is not, I can easily swap it out..--Coin945 (talk) 04:17, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
3. It also fails WP:NPOV; the overall tone of the article is to describe the company and its products in the best possible light, with numerous mentions of financial successes, positive product reviews, and awards received and no coverage of negative aspects. -- RoySmith (talk) 03:02, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
  • While I received a paid contribution to write this article (which is clearly outlined in the talk page), I did not write it with a bias. If you read through the sources yourself, you will see that there is very little negative coverage in the literature, and I made a note include those which I found. E.g. "Typequick's ‘learn to type’ branding became a misnomer with the introduction of Readquick", Jenny Sinclair of The Age suggested that Typequick was an "apparently banal idea", Australian PC World's Peter Viola disliked its more nonsensical sentences like 'fifi as she jailed Heidi Lee'.--Coin945 (talk) 04:17, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Additionally, before nominating for DYK I asked user Sergecross73 for their objective opinion on the article's neutrality, and while they weren't able to have an in-depth look at the time, they did note "My quick glance at it didn't show any glaring issues".Coin945 (talk) 11:32, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Note: Thank you for the review @RoySmith: I have added line breaks to your comments to make them easier to respond to one by one. :)--Coin945 (talk) 04:17, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Additional Note: I will also add that the reviewer RoySmith's talk page asserts, "I don't think a requirement to disclose goes far enough. The whole concept of being paid to edit Wikipedia on behalf of a client or employer is an inherent COI and should be banned outright.". I fear that ironically this preconception presents a COI issue as it has the potential to colour their review, and I therefore request a second opinion.--Coin945 (talk) 04:20, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Coin945 I know that you are disappointed, but I'm not sure what else I can say here. In my opinion, this fails WP:NPOV and it is not free of close paraphrasing issues, copyright violations and plagiarism. I saw that you thought my review wasn't very thorough and that I need to complete it. OK, here's the rest of the standard review:
    • It is new enough (create on July 12, submitted on the 17th).
    • Does not appear to have been in ITN or DYK before.
    • It is long enough.
    • Both ALT0 and ALT1 are acceptable hooks.
    • The article is adequately referenced.
    • There are no dispute templates.
    • I don't see any WP:BLP issues. There are a few statements about him personally, but they're all referenced and I'm going to AGF that the references support the statements.
The problem remains that this fails WP:NPOV and fails "does not contain plagiarism or close paraphrasing", as noted in my original review. You stated above that, "these are facts that are difficult to paraphrase without changing the meaning." I do not accept your premise. Certainly you could avoid the close paraphrasing and copying without changing the meaning.
WP:DYKR says the reviewer should fail the review, i.e. apply {{DYKno}}, if the article "requires considerable work before becoming eligible". If it were just the copy-paste problems, I would have marked it {{DYK?no}} ("eligibility requires additional work") because those problems could be fixed with a reasonable amount of work. I believe this article would require "considerable work" to fix the NPOV issues, and thus merits a {{DYKno}}.
As for the quote from my user page, you are correct, I do indeed believe we should not be allowing paid editing at all. However, I accept that it is policy that we do allow it, and frankly, I bend over backwards to accommodate that. You have met the requirements by disclosing your COI, so that is not an issue in this review. The issues are the NPOV and copy-paste problem as outlined above. -- RoySmith (talk) 21:26, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
  • @RoySmith: I have addressed your comments above. The article should now be promotable. :) --Coin945 (talk) 02:34, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
  1. After paraphrasing, Earwig's Copyvio Detector now says: "Violation Unlikely 7.4% similarity".
  2. The image has now been switched for one available under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.
  3. The sentence "Minor criticism had been offered to Typequick's use of nonsensical sentences" has been added to both the intro and the Critical Reception intro paragraph to highlight the negative coverage that exists. The literature sharply shews toward positive coverage so it would be WP:OR to give more weight to what proportionally exists.

Articles created/expanded on July 18[edit]

Gelobet sei der Herr täglich

  • Reviewed: to come

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 22:28, 25 July 2021 (UTC).

Geoffrey Guy

Created by Whispyhistory (talk) and Philafrenzy (talk). Nominated by Whispyhistory (talk) at 17:18, 24 July 2021 (UTC).

John M. Franklin

SS United States
SS United States
  • ... that John M. Franklin oversaw the construction of the SS United States (pictured), a liner that broke the transatlantic speed record on its maiden voyage? Source: "In his shipping work he was responsible for the construction and operation of the United States, the world's fastest passenger ship and the largest passenger liner under the United States flag... under his leadership, passenger shipping activities led in July, 1952, to the maiden voyage of the liner United States. On that voyage, the 990‐foot vessel established a new transAtlantic speed record" ([94])

Created by Hawkeye7 (talk). Self-nominated at 04:03, 24 July 2021 (UTC).

George Curtis (footballer, born 1939)

  • ... that in January 1987 George Curtis said "our name is on the cup", and he was proved correct five wins later? Source: "Singers to Sky Blues: The Story of Coventry City Football Club" ISBN 978-0-86023-452-4, p.111 (offline book source): "A week before the game at Old Trafford, the team escaped freezing weather conditions with a trip to Spain, returning to face inevitable media attention. With all the bravado required for such occasions Curtis declared to the cameras, 'Our name is on the Cup'".

5x expanded by Amakuru (talk). Self-nominated at 12:40, 20 July 2021 (UTC).

Chicken Sandwich Wars

A chicken sandwich
A chicken sandwich
  • ... that war erupted in 2019 over a fried chicken sandwich (pictured)?

Created by Chetsford (talk). Self-nominated at 06:28, 18 July 2021 (UTC).

  • I would like to do a full review of this (I will probably do so tomorrow), but just on a cursory read, I think that one of the major implications made by this article is absurd. Most, if not all, of these restaurants have had chicken sandwiches for a very long time (I have quite vivid memories of my friend teaching me how to make these in March 2012). jp×g 09:09, 18 July 2021 (UTC)
  • It's hard to tell from that grainy photo, but it appears to be a grilled chicken sandwich and not a menu item. This article is about fried chicken sandwiches that are regular menu items. I've sprinkled "fried" - from the sources - more consistently throughout the article than it was previously, however, to clarify this point. Chetsford (talk) 15:45, 18 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Okay, that makes a little more sense, lol. jp×g 23:38, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

1271 Avenue of the Americas

1271 Avenue of the Americas
1271 Avenue of the Americas

Created by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 05:28, 18 July 2021 (UTC).

Current nominations[edit]

Articles created/expanded on July 19[edit]


  • Reviewed: to come

Created/expanded by Ron Oliver (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 14:54, 26 July 2021 (UTC).

Service of marriage

  • ... that instead of fighting in battles, female vassals in the Kingdom of Jerusalem were obliged to render the service of marriage to their lord by marrying one of three candidates proposed to them? Source: "And a liege woman, who could not of course render personal military aid ... upon summons she was bound to marry one of three candidates for her hand presented to her by her lord..." (Riley-Smith 1973)

Created by Surtsicna (talk). Self-nominated at 15:10, 24 July 2021 (UTC).

Luke Prokop

  • Reviewed: IOU
  • Comment: 1501 characters of prose as I nominate this. I guess this is a hook for some people won't love

Created by Muboshgu (talk). Self-nominated at 19:41, 20 July 2021 (UTC).

Brad Walker (footballer)

Walker with Hartlepool United in 2015
Walker with Hartlepool United in 2015
  • ... that Hartlepool United player Brad Walker (pictured) would travel the 12-mile (19 km) round trip to the club on his bicycle? Source: "Teesside boy Walker came through the ranks at Hartlepool, joining the club at 13 and often making the 12-mile round trip to training on his bicycle" (link)

Improved to Good Article status by EchetusXe (talk). Self-nominated at 15:20, 20 July 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 20[edit]

2010 Chinese Grand Prix

Jenson Button in 2010
Jenson Button in 2010

Improved to Good Article status by MWright96 (talk). Nominated by HumanBodyPiloter5 (talk) at 12:32, 25 July 2021 (UTC).

KICU-TV (Visalia, California)

Created by Sammi Brie (talk). Self-nominated at 03:07, 21 July 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 21[edit]

Al Cartwright

Created by BeanieFan11 (talk). Self-nominated at 18:27, 23 July 2021 (UTC).

Chuck McMann

  • Reviewed: Great George Street
  • 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 02:07, 23 July 2021 (UTC).

Pierre Olaf

Created by 4meter4 (talk). Self-nominated at 03:26, 22 July 2021 (UTC).

Symbol voting keep.svg Substantial interesting article on fine sources, offline sources AGF, no copycio obvious. (I haven't forgotten my singer nom, just am behind in qpq again.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:51, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

Seventh East Press

A shoe mirror
A shoe mirror
  • ... that the independent student newspaper, Seventh East Press, discussed the campus ban of the sale of shoe mirrors (example pictured) in their April Fools' Day issue? Source: "Shoe-mirrors, part of a local fad, have been determined incompatible with the BYU Honor Code, according to Standards official Carmichael Whitaker. In accordance with this recent determination, shoe-mirrors will no longer be sold in the BYU bookstore" April Fool's day issue on archive.org

Created by Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk). Self-nominated at 19:18, 21 July 2021 (UTC).

Church Missions House

Church Missions House
Church Missions House

5x expanded by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 19:15, 21 July 2021 (UTC).

  • My DYK experience is long stale, just commenting that this expansion is amazing to see in an article so old. I'm even more curious now about a building I've been in recently. Well done. Star Mississippi 21:53, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
    • Star Mississippi, thanks, I really appreciate it. I feel similarly to you as well. Even though I've commuted past the building daily for the better part of a decade, I never took the time to stop and look at it before. Epicgenius (talk) 22:31, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
      Symbol voting keep.svg Interesting building, great GA on fine sources, offline sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. I hope we'll get the good licensed image. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:01, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

Donald R. Morris

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 11:59, 21 July 2021 (UTC).

Eli Bebout

5x expanded by Jon698 (talk). Self-nominated at 09:43, 21 July 2021 (UTC).

Serpent seed

  • ... that the serpent seed is a fringe belief that claims the Serpent mated with Eve in the Garden of Eden, and their offspring was Cain?Source: "Christian Identity". Anti-Defamation League. "Many [within Christian Identity] consider Jews to be the Satanic offspring of Eve and the Serpent, while non-whites are "mud peoples" created before Adam and Eve. Its virulent racist and anti-Semitic beliefs are usually accompanied by extreme anti-government sentiments."
    • ALT1:... that the Gnostic Gospel of Philip (c. 350) contains a version of serpent seed idea that Eve mated with the Serpent and their offspring was Cain? Source: Gospel of Philip 61:5-10: First adultery came into being, afterward murder. And he (Cain) was begotten in adultery, for he was the child of the serpent. So he became a murderer, just like his father, and he killed his brother. Indeed every act of sexual intercourse which has occurred between those unlike one another is adultery.
  • Comment: expansion: 809 [96] to 4965 [97] words. This article may not be appropriate for front page... I dunno.. see what you think. Its understandable if you decline it.

5x expanded by Charles Edward (talk). Self-nominated at 12:53, 21 July 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 22[edit]

NZS 3604

Created by Lcmortensen (talk). Self-nominated at 08:17, 25 July 2021 (UTC).

Chorus Systèmes SA

  • ... that when Chorus Systèmes SA was founded in 1986, French technology start-up companies were rare? Source: see footnotes 5 and 6 in article

Created by Wasted Time R (talk). Self-nominated at 13:57, 24 July 2021 (UTC).

John W. White (general)

Major General John W. White
Major General John W. White
  • ... that US Air Force general John W. White (pictured) commanded the Iceland Defense Force? Source: "With his promotion to brigadier general in July 1955 he assumed command of the Iceland Defense Force, a sub-unified command of the Joint Chiefs of Staff." ([98])

Created by Hawkeye7 (talk). Self-nominated at 04:13, 24 July 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article is new enough, long enough and shows no obvious copyvio issues. It's well-written and suitably referenced. The hook is certainly interesting, cited and not too long. QPQ checks out, this is good to go. The Rambling Man (Keep wearing the mask...) 15:04, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

Eldred Kurtz Means

Created by FloridaArmy (talk) and 7&6=thirteen (talk). Nominated by 7&6=thirteen () 15:54, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy

Created by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 12:29, 22 July 2021 (UTC).

General: Article is new enough and long enough
Policy: Article is sourced, neutral, and free of copyright problems
Hook: Hook has been verified by provided inline citation
  • Cited: Green tickY - Offline/paywalled citation accepted in good faith
  • Interesting: Green tickY

QPQ: Red XN - QPQ in progress
Overall: Symbol question.svg Article was recently created and meets requirements for length and sourcing. Hook is interesting, assuming good faith on paywalled sources which require a subscription. No apparent copyvio or neutrality issues. Only issue is that QPQ appears to be pending, once that review is finished this will be ready for approval. BuySomeApples (talk) 20:59, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

Doug Sahm

Sahm in 1974
Sahm in 1974

Improved to Good Article status by GDuwen (talk). Self-nominated at 16:08, 23 July 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 23[edit]

Articles created/expanded on July 24[edit]

Burnt Candlemas

  • Reviewed: Lilliane Brady
  • Comment: Suggestions for alternate hooks would be welcome.

Improved to Good Article status by Gog the Mild (talk). Self-nominated at 12:29, 25 July 2021 (UTC).

L. D. Reynolds

  • ... that the classicist L. D. Reynolds wrote his first publication on the birds of the Caerphilly Basin? Source: This was an interest Reynolds was never to lose. In his adolescence it led to his first publication. Caerphilly Grammar school [...] had a Field Club [...] which, in 1945, published a list of the birds of the Caerphilly Basin. Winterbottom (2001) 660
    • ALT1:... that the classicist L. D. Reynolds won a scholarship to study at The Queen's College, Oxford but was forced by law to attend University College Cardiff? Source: At seventeen he won a place to read Modern Languages [...] at The Queen's College, Oxford. But for that one year a hard-pressed government dictated that holders of state scholarships must attend the university nearest to their homes, and Reynolds accordingly entered what was then University College Cardiff in 1947. Winterbottom (2001) 661

5x expanded by Modussiccandi (talk). Self-nominated at 19:14, 24 July 2021 (UTC).

Antoinette Harrell

  • Reviewed: In progress
  • Comment: I feel like the first hook is better with the context of when slavery was abolished, but I did create the second one in case anyone thinks it's a bit too long.

Created by Tpdwkouaa (talk). Self-nominated at 15:22, 24 July 2021 (UTC).

Dame Paulet almshouse

  • ... that a Primark store in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire has a 16th-century doorway? "It's a rather inconspicuous stone doorway hidden behind a series of bike racks in the town centre which is now part of the wall of the town's Primark store, in High Street ... The stone structure which nowadays forms part of the shop's side wall in fact dates all the way back to 1593." from: Kreft, Helen (2 March 2019). "Historic Burton structure you might never have known was there". DerbyshireLive. Retrieved 23 July 2021.
    • ALT1:... that the women in the Dame Paulet almshouse were entitled to a gown, a smock and an apron every year? "Each woman was to be given 26s. 8d. and a gown, smock, and apron annually; any remaining money was to be spent on repairing the almshouse," from: A History of the County of Stafford: Volume 9, Burton-Upon-Trent. London: Victoria County History. 2003. pp. 156–162.
    • ALT2:... that the 16th-century doorway of the Dame Paulet almshouse reads "No Domi Ni" instead of "Anno Domini" because it was misread by a stonemason during a 1930s restoration?"Interestingly, a mason "ignorant of Latin" who was given the task of restoring the crumbling doorway in the 1930s, reworded the Latin inscription over the top of wrongly ... It once, correctly, said 'Anno Domini 1593'. However, the stone mason got in a pickle and changed this to 'No Domi Ni' ... The original inscription was 'Anno Domini' but the first two letters being entirely obliterated the mason thought that 'No Domi Ni' was more symmetrical than 'Anno Domini' so he engraved the letters accordingly."" from: Kreft, Helen (2 March 2019). "Historic Burton structure you might never have known was there". DerbyshireLive. Retrieved 23 July 2021.

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 14:22, 24 July 2021 (UTC).

Li Fai

  • Comment: Source requires subscription to access

Created by Yinglong999 (talk). Self-nominated at 03:33, 24 July 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 25[edit]

UEFA Euro 1988 Final

5x expanded by The Rambling Man (talk). Self-nominated at 15:05, 26 July 2021 (UTC).

Shrine of Saint Lachtin's Arm

Shrine of Saint Lachtin's Arm, National Museum of Ireland
Shrine of Saint Lachtin's Arm, National Museum of Ireland

Created by Ceoil (talk). Self-nominated at 00:20, 26 July 2021 (UTC).

Howell Edmunds Jackson

Improved to Good Article status by Extraordinary Writ (talk). Self-nominated at 23:59, 25 July 2021 (UTC).

Fishing industry in Switzerland

Professional fisherman in Lake Zürich
Professional fisherman in Lake Zürich
  • ... that Swiss fishermen (pictured) believe that their ranks are dwindling because the country's environmental laws have left its lakes too clean to support adequate fish populations? Source: "[https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss-lakes_net-tightens-on-fishing-profession/41573312 Champier is one of Switzerland’s 284 professional fishermen – only a third as many as there were in 1970 - and one of only 181 who still exercise the activity full time. The decline is not surprising as some freshwater fish are no longer as abundant as they once were.

According to Maxime Prevedello, spokesman for the Swiss Fishing Federation (SFV) in French-speaking Switzerland, fish have become increasingly scarce in many lakes because they have less to feed on. The population boom and economic growth that followed the Second World War led to large quantities of phosphorous – notably from detergents, fertilisers and human waste - making their way into Swiss waters. High concentrations of phosphorus trigger the excessive growth of algae, which form floating mats on the water’s surface. When the algae die, they sink, decay and reduce oxygen levels in the water, killing fish and other organisms.

But phosphorus also favours the production of phytoplankton, providing abundant food for fish such as perch, which are more resistant than many other species. The installation of numerous wastewater treatment systems in the 1970s, a ban on washing powder containing phosphates in 1986 and the introduction of more environment-friendly agricultural methods in the 1990s drastically reduced the phosphorus level in most Swiss waters. Swiss, Austrian and German fishermen on Lake Constance were dismayed to see their catches shrink by 16% between 2012 and 2013. The concentration of phosphorus in 2013 was only seven micrograms per litre, a huge drop from the peak of 86 micrograms in 1986.

The fishermen, supported by the SFV, proposed that the level of phosphorus in Lake Constance be increased via the wastewater treatment systems. Their proposal was rejected by the Federal Office for the Environment (BAFU).]" "Net tightens on fishing profession", Swissinfo.ch; August 25, 2015. [https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/-too-clean--swiss-lakes-threaten-fish-stocks/2178124 Erich Staub, head of the fisheries division at the agency, told swissinfo the decrease in fish had been caused by a lower concentration of phosphates in lakes. The scarcity of the substance, which stimulates the growth of algae, led to the reduction of food for whitefish.

Switzerland's tighter pollution control laws, which have been applied since the 1970s, are said to be the main reason for change.

"Fifteen years ago, there was a reduction of phosphates in household washing powders, and this brought down the concentration of the chemical in lakes," Staub said. "This reduction in nutrients also caused a reduction of the fish population."]; "'Too clean' Swiss lakes threaten fish stocks", Swissinfo; August 27, 2001

  • Reviewed: Olympic Tower
  • Comment: I am not quite done with this and can add some more hooks later. But I would like to get this on the Main Page for August 1, Swiss National Day.

Moved to mainspace by Daniel Case (talk). Self-nominated at 05:21, 25 July 2021 (UTC).

Zygmunt Krasiński

Krasiński, 1850
Krasiński, 1850

Improved to Good Article status by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 02:15, 25 July 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 26[edit]

Baalshillem II

  • ... that the coins issued by Baalshillem II, the Phoenician king of Sidon, were the first Sidonian coins to bear minting dates corresponding to the king's year of reign? Source: Elayi 2006, p.9
    • ALT1:... that Baalshillem II was the first king of Sidon to engrave his coins with minting dates corresponding to his regnal year? Source: Elayi 2006, p.9
  • Comment: qpq review to follow

Created by Elias Ziade (talk). Self-nominated at 11:10, 26 July 2021 (UTC).

Military reserve forces of Saint Helena

  • ... that the St Helena Local Militia led the 1840 procession of Napoleon's body after its disinterment from his tomb on the island? "about five pm the procession reached town, when it was halted for a short time to enable the St Helena Local Militia, which had led the advance, to march into town" from:Notes and Queries. Oxford University Press. 1866. p. 526.
    • ALT1:... that the first military reserve force of Saint Helena was feudal in nature, with tenants required to provide a certain number of men for military service? "The origin of the Militia is to be found in the Royal Charter of 1673, when the island was created a Manor, whereby the Directors of the Company became 'The Lords Proprietors of the island of St. Helena', owning the entire island, with powers of life and death over the inhabitants. Grants of land were made to the settlers, and it was a condition of every such grant that the holder should provide so many soldiers per acre for the Company. This was the service given to the Lords of the Manor as a condition of tenure ... After about 1770 it is doubtful if very much remained of this feudal form of service except a theoretical obligation in the case of holders who had not commuted their leases" from: Kitching, G. C. (1947). "The St. Helena Regiments of the East India Company". Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research. 25 (101): 3. ISSN 0037-9700.

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 07:10, 26 July 2021 (UTC).

Special occasion holding area[edit]

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