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Hi BlueMoonset. I apologize for missing the small tag in my DYK nomination. I'm sure that caused a big mess in the queue page. I'll keep an eye for it in the future. Cheers, MX (✉ • ✎) 14:30, 23 August 2018 (UTC)
- Not a problem, MX. It's just something to be aware of in future if you're adding sourcing info immediately after a hook. Unfortunately, an unclosed small tag can affect the entire DYK nominations page below it, making everything small, since it isn't restricted to the individual template being transcluded. Fortunately, this also makes them reasonably easy to locate. (We've had occasions when more than one unclosed tag caused the type to become minuscule.) BlueMoonset (talk) 01:07, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
Your thoughts on a multi hook
Hi BlueMoonset, I have two closely related articles (phonetics and sociophonetics) up at DYKN that might be worth combining into a multi hook, but I'm not sure. If you have the time would you be willing to give your two cents on the matter (here or on one of the nom pages? I really like the sociophonetics hook, but feel the phonetics one is rather dry, and worry combining them into one hook may be difficult or not worthwhile. Best, Wugapodes [thɔk] [ˈkan.ˌʧɻɪbz] 07:54, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
- Wugapodes, I don't see that there is necessarily a benefit to combining the hooks, unless there's something compelling that mentions both fields, or some startling contrast or discrepancy. To my eye, though, there is a problem with the original phonetics hook: while it states that the study of phonetics began with Pāṇini 2300 years ago, the article itself credits the start to the 6th century BCE (over 2500 years ago), though it says Pāṇini's grammar is from circa 350 BCE, and he was an early investigator. However, there's a century and a half (or more) between that starting century and Pāṇini, so the hook's claims are not backed up by the article: hook facts must be both in the article and supported by the cited sources, and in this case the first claim doesn't hold up. A revision of that hook would be far preferable, in my view, to the ALT1 which is about sociophonetics rather than phonetics itself. BlueMoonset (talk) 22:05, 12 September 2018 (UTC)
September 2018 drive bling
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GA reviewer vanished
Hi, you've probably noted that QatarStarsLeague started several GA review back in mid August, including one that I submitted, Reptiles in culture, made a quick set of inconclusive comments on each of them, and then vanished. He made one flying edit to a film article on 17 September and hasn't been back since. I guess we need to have all reset to seek new reviewers. His GA1 comments on the different articles seem to have been sensible so it's a pity just to delete them; on the other hand, the articles don't really deserve to have their GANs simply failed.
As you know I'm finding GAN increasingly erratic: nominators try to learn on the job; arrive with unmanageably strong opinions; take on more than they can process; or get far too involved in editing and go on pushing for more and more detail for weeks at a time. It's reaching the limits of workability, if indeed it hasn't already crossed them.
- Chiswick Chap, thanks for letting me know about this. It isn't the first time that QatarStarsLeague has taken an unofficial wikibreak with GA reviews still hanging, some of which have been quite long.
- I'm working on getting someone to take over the Reptiles in culture review, but if I can't, then I will do the reset. As far as I can see, yours is the only review still open; there were two others, but one was taken over by a new reviewer and ultimately passed, while the other was reset by the nominator, who considered the review abandoned (which it had been); it's still waiting to find a new reviewer. BlueMoonset (talk) 15:51, 5 October 2018 (UTC)