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Template:Did you know nominations/25th Arizona Territorial Legislature[edit]

User:Allen3, Reviewed and gave you a tick. But I was wondering about adding a picture to the nomination? Happy Thanksgiving to you! 7&6=thirteen () 15:00, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

7&6=thirteen, thanks for adding an image of the Arizona State Capitol to the article. A group photo of the session members probably exists, but would almost certainly reside in one of the state's archives. Arizona law requires payment of a fee for commercial use of any records or documents created or maintained with public funds. Places such as the Arizona Historical Society and Sharlot Hall Museum are covered by this restriction because they have received public funds in the past. Arizona archives also tend to not provide information about prior publication, so it can be hard determining what images are no longer under copyright. Given the difficulty in finding free images of historical Arizona events, and my personal preference to minimize fair use items, I tend not to even look for suitable images for this type of article. It is nice that you spotted a free image that is appropriate to the article. --Allen3 talk 15:20, 26 November 2015 (UTC)
I was pleased to find it. Too bad we can't get a group picture. Although there might be one on Flickr. User: Doug Coldwell is great at finding that sort of thing. It would be prior to 1923, so there is no copyright question.
The question still perseveres: Do you want to add the present picture to the DYK and amend the hook? 7&6=thirteen () 15:24, 26 November 2015 (UTC)
1910 Photograph of the 25th Arizona Territorial Legislature members Sharlot Hall Museum, Prescott, Arizona Here is a picture of the 25th Legislature. Given its age, it cannot be in copyright. 7&6=thirteen () 15:27, 26 November 2015 (UTC)
7&6=thirteen, actually it can easily still be under copyright. By default, unpublished works in the United States are copyrighted for 120 years from date of creation. Once a work is published the copyright is based upon the date of publication and not the date of creation (there are exceptions for works created before 1978 and not published until after 2002). It is not unusual for images to sit in archives or private collections for decades before their first publication. Based upon Wikipedia:Public domain#Unpublished works, we can not be sure the image you found is in the public domain until after 2047. The only way around this is if you can locate proof of when the image was first published. --Allen3 talk 16:07, 26 November 2015 (UTC)
Added this: 1910 Photograph of all members of the 25th Arizona Territorial Legislature Sharlot Hall Museum, Prescott, Arizona
OK. Will try to find a source for the publication. Probably some form of state yearbook? 7&6=thirteen () 16:10, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Prosper P. Parker[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 12:02, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Owen Thomas Rouse[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 3 December 2015 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Announcerless Game[edit]

Hi, are you available to promote this hook to Prep 4/Queue 4? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 19:57, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

DYK for 25th Arizona Territorial Legislature[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:01, 21 December 2015 (UTC)


Wikipedia Happy New Year.png Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2016!

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Happy editing,
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A kitten for you![edit]

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how is the weather in Texas i used to want to live there if there is not already an article about the weather in Texas u should make one plz respond if u want to on my talk page

United kingdoms my home (talk) 14:11, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

Prep 5[edit]

Hi, sorry to inconvenience you, but none of Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller's thousands of students are going to see this hook because it's running on Shabbat. Would you mind moving it to after January 2? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 00:59, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Thanks so much! Yoninah (talk) 20:22, 31 December 2015 (UTC)


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2016 year of the reader and peace[edit]

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Thank you for your support, especially on DYK, - thanks with my review, and the peace bell by Yunshui! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:56, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Click on bell for the sound ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:08, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

DYK issue[edit]

Why was in Jordan removed in the Maghtas DYK ? [1] Makeandtoss (talk) 12:07, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

Makeandtoss, my best guess is that the reference to your home country was removed because the phrase "in Jordon" is redundant with the rest of the information in the hook. Have you considered asking the person who performed the removal? My ability to mind read is limited and you will probably get better information if you ask the appropriate person. --Allen3 talk 12:16, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Edith Ellen Greenwood[edit]

I think that I and the nominator were under the impression this was going to be held in the special occasions area. Is there any reason you moved it to the current prep-building area instead? Thanks, Jolly Ω Janner 18:10, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

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7&6=thirteen () 19:38, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Completing the noon UTC DYK update[edit]

Allen3, could you possibly do the cleanup on the incomplete DYK update? Right now, while the contents of Queue 1 were moved to the main page, they were also left in Queue 1, and Template:Did you know/Queue/Next wasn't incremented to Queue 2, the final two steps in the process (reversed here for narrative purposes).

I've checked the contributions log for the bot, and it looks like the bot died when attempting to mark the image file as having been included on DYK. I don't know whether you'd want to bother doing this as well, but I'm mainly concerned about incrementing Queue/Next and clearing Queue 1. I'm hoping you're around and can do both. This has been mentioned at WT:DYK#DYKUpdateBot malfunction?, so you might want to check there first. Thanks for anything you can do. BlueMoonset (talk) 20:07, 26 February 2016 (UTC)


Inviting you to review here.--MaranoFan (talk) 12:30, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

This isn't an invite. It's a request. Does this come under Wikipedia:Canvassing?  — Calvin999 12:34, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
No, since Allen was never involved with the article in any way, this can't possibly be influencing the end-decision in any way.--MaranoFan (talk) 12:37, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
The only reason you would ask someone to review your DYK is so that it appears on the main page faster, providing that Allen3 passes it. Why have you chosen only Allen3, anyway?  — Calvin999 12:41, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
Well, the review page has been inactive for many days, might I add, you seem to misunderstand canvassing. It is common practice to ask for feedback from experienced users at the discussions. Provided, I have no previous interaction with them. Read that page again. YOU have also done this in the past.--MaranoFan (talk) 12:45, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
Welcome to the world of Wikipedia. A lot of my DYK noms have taken weeks to get a review, and then several more weeks to be sent to prep. That's the way the cookie crumbles. You really need to learn to be more patient and stop asking people to review your work. Wait and be patient like the rest of us. I've never asked anyone to review a DYK for me.  — Calvin999 12:55, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
Well, is it my fault that Meghan Trainor articles do not attract crazy attention? You generally nominate Rihanna articles for DYK's who is having a four-week run atop the hot 100 chart, whereas Meghan does not have THAT crazy popularity, especially on wiki. Please go and do some positive work now.--MaranoFan (talk) 13:14, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
That's nothing to do with it. Whoever reviews a nom may or may not have an interest. It's nothing to do with attracting attention. You get that once it's on the main page. That's the whole point of DYK.  — Calvin999 13:52, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

LavaBaron's editing restrictions[edit]

I am writing this message to you because you put yourself down as a regular admin at DYK.

Per this AN thread, LavaBaron is given editing restrictions on DYK. Any hook nominated or reviewed by LavaBaron must be reviewed by a second editor before it may be promoted to the main page. The restrictions are reproduced below as follows:

  1. A DYK article nomination or hook submitted by LavaBaron must be reviewed and accepted by 2 other editors before it may be promoted.
  2. Any DYK nomination reviewed by LavaBaron must also be reviewed and accepted by 1 other editor before it may be promoted.
  3. Any additional reviews by other editors, which are mandated by this restriction, shall count towards the QPQ of that editor.
  4. (To balance the maths) For each article submitted by LavaBaron to DYK, 2 QPQ reviews by LavaBaron are required, at least 1 of which shall be a nomination that had not yet been accepted by another editor.
  5. These restrictions shall initially last for a period of 3 months. At the end of the period, this restriction shall be reviewed.

--Deryck C. 13:45, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

Discussion at Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors. Please review the issue I have raised with the DYK that was nominated by me ans was promoted by you. Needs immediate attention. Regards, KCVelaga ☚╣✉╠☛ 14:05, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

DYK question[edit]

Thank you for this edit. I had a little panic attack just now when it occurred to me the date might have filled up, so I was relieved to see you had moved it. Is this something I should have done myself after I gave the article a tick, or is to be left for an admin to do? The comments at the start of the holding area do not give any instructions on point. AtHomeIn神戸 (talk) 07:03, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Dilma Rousseff[edit]

Gnome globe current event.svg On 1 September 2016, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Dilma Rousseff, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Stephen 06:44, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

Four years ago ...
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people in law
... you were recipient
no. 242 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:39, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Rose Mofford[edit]

Gnome globe current event.svg On 17 September 2016, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Rose Mofford, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. The Rambling Man (talk) 08:28, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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