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Hospitalized for Wikistress!!!!! I am suffering from wikiburnout and chronic Wikistress.

And real life is very much in the way these days.

I probably won't be able to log in as frequently and contribute as much as I would like. Messages left here probably won't get a quick response as before. Your patience would be very much appreciated.

Take care, everyone.
Happy editing.

-- PFHLai

DYK for J. Edgar Hoover Building[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:01, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Bendigo (horse)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:02, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Amery of Pavy[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:02, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Siege of Calais (1348)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:02, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Tallinn Power Plant[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:02, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

DYK for The Tower of Blue Horses[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:01, 23 November 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Ocypode cursor[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 08:02, 27 November 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Mann Lake[edit]

(X! · talk)  · @353  ·  12:04, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

Thank you to PFHLai for nominating this and to others who reviewed or otherwise contributed to the process. Finetooth (talk) 17:28, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
You're welcome, Finetooth. Please be encouraged to nominate your own good work for DYK. Happy editing. Cheers! --PFHLai (talk) 23:21, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Wizard (horse)[edit]

Nyttend (talk) 00:03, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

DYK for El Condor Pasa (horse)[edit]

(X! · talk)  · @309  ·  12:04, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Victoire Pisa[edit]

(X! · talk)  · @309  ·  00:02, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Daiwa Major[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 00:02, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

Opentask and wikify[edit]

Hi, thanks for letting me know about the deleted category for wikify articles. I'll follow up on that with Maryana and others as necessary. Enjoy your wikibreak! Cheers, Nettrom (talk) 12:57, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Salmonella bongori[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 08:03, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Raillietina tetragona[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:28, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Lada St. Edmund[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:23, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Raillietina cesticillus[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:04, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg

perception of possibilities for knowledge
Thank you for your special gift of seeing items of knowledge fit to be presented on the Main page, and for your efforts to make them look best there! On St Patrick's day, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (8 August 2010, 28 January 2011)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:52, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 63rd recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, repeated in br'erly style, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:16, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

Thank you (again), Gerda. You are very AWESOME, too! Happy Easter! --PFHLai (talk) 15:33, 31 March 2013 (UTC)
Three years ago, you were the 63rd recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:02, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, again, Gerda. Happy St Patrick's Day! --PFHLai (talk) 11:21, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Four years ago, you were recipient no. 63 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:16, 17 March 2016 (UTC)
Once again, thank you, Gerda. Happy St Patrick's Day! :-) --PFHLai (talk) 8:34 pm, 17 March 2016 (EST)
Five years now, - read Shaw today! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:06, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, again, Gerda. Time flies! --PFHLai (talk) 00:22, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Simonsig[edit]

Harrias talk 08:02, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Bourbon (horse)[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 16:03, 21 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Ambrosio (horse)[edit]

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 16:03, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Elis (horse)[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 08:03, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Blackstairmountain[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 16:02, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for International Society on Toxinology[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:03, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Redi Award[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:03, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Zawlbuk[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 08:04, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for John R. McCarl[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 16:02, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Seabreeze (horse)[edit]

Allen3 talk 00:30, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Squirrel (horse)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 18:20, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Joe Childs[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 01:06, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Boundary Channel[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:08, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for HMS Versatile (D32)[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 00:03, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Arlington Memorial Amphitheater[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:02, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Acanthogobius flavimanus[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 16:02, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Hethersett (horse)[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 16:03, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Ochroconis anomala[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:02, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Thonningia[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 00:22, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

DYK for USS Maine Mast Memorial[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:04, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Gilbert–Shannon–Reeds model[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:19, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton Railway[edit]

PFHLai, could you please revisit your review here to see what the status is, and whether it could be promoted using the previously struck ALT1? Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 03:10, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

BlueMoonset, thank you for reminding me about this old nom. I've responded on the nom template. Hope this helps. --PFHLai (talk) 08:59, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Qaisracetus[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:03, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Lethal Force[edit]

I made a mistake about at the DYK nomination. I'm sorry. SL93 (talk) 23:52, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for pointing out the problem before this nom gets on MainPage, SL93. No need to apologise. I've responded on the nom template. --PFHLai (talk) 09:00, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

I'm not sure what is going on with the creator. Tigerboy1966 said on his talk page that the review is way more than a DYK review should be. WP:V is a core policy for any article and especially articles on the main page. I'm not sure why he is comparing it to a Good Article review. I did not ask for more content or even a huge rehash of the content that is in the article. All that I asked was for everything to be referenced. SL93 (talk) 01:35, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

It looks like everything is resolved with this nom now, which is good. I hope everyone involved is happy. --PFHLai (talk) 07:37, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

The DYK project (nominate) 06:33, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Scapteriscus[edit]

Orlady (talk) 08:04, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

Re: Agenda of the Tea Party movement[edit]

Yes, I was hoping you'd say that. Time for some fresh eyes. Please review for DYK. I've done some work to it in response to criticism by Gamaliel. Since the principal negative subject matter regarding the Tea Party (their views on race-related issues, and some very insensitive signage displayed at some of their rallies) has been already dealt with in detail in another article, Perceptions of the Tea Party movement, this one may seem a little fluffy but I'm at a loss on how to remedy that while maintaining NPOV and sticking to what the reliable sources say. regards ... Phoenix and Winslow (talk) 02:57, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

So I can see that Template:Did you know nominations/Agenda of the Tea Party movement is already quite well attended to, thus I shall defer to reviewers already there. The merge request and the NPOV tag need to be resolved first, before the DYK nom can proceed. No rush. DYK can wait... good luck. Happy editing. Cheers! --PFHLai (talk) 05:00, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Jedediah Hyde Baxter[edit]

Alex ShihTalk 12:48, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Ashurbanipal (sculpture)[edit]

Alex ShihTalk 12:02, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Cupiennius salei[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 21:32, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

Murder of Elsie Lie[edit]

Hi, I don't know if you noticed but although I approved the hook for Murder of Elsie Lie, Gatoclass has put an objection on it? I notice you just moved it to a prep area. SagaciousPhil - Chat 15:37, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

Thank you, Phil. I didn't know. I guess I was working on a cached version of the nom template. I must have opened it on my screen before Gatoclass posted his objection. Glad that you've picked up on this and let me know. Much appreciated. --PFHLai (talk) 15:46, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Stanerra[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 00:11, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Lorenzaccio (horse)[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 08:02, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

DYK for German Wine Queen[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:03, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

DYK Special Occasion hook[edit]

PFHLai, I wanted to remind you that there's a special occasion hook for November 5, and it probably ought to go in Prep 3, which I see you've just started building. (I can't promote it myself, since I gave final approval to it.) Please take a look when you get the chance. Many thanks! BlueMoonset (talk) 02:35, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the reminder, BlueMoonset. I'll take a look soon. --PFHLai (talk) 02:46, 5 November 2013 (UTC)
You're welcome. BlueMoonset (talk) 02:49, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

St Jude Storm DYK[edit]

Thanks for promoting St Jude storm, however the nomination suggested that the flying tiles one was better instead of the one you have promoted. Plus I don't think that one was reviewed. Could you change the hook to the ALT1 in the nomination? The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 09:20, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

Just to clarify it's this hook that i'd like it changed to: ... that a man was killed in the St Jude storm by flying tiles? The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 09:26, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
Thank you. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 09:38, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
You're welcome. Cheers! --PFHLai (talk) 09:39, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

Clarence Ussher[edit]

Please is there any way we can have Clarence Ussher placed in the picture (first) slot of the DYK. It was wrongfully removed awhile ago when it was in the prep in the picture slot. I would really really appreciate it. Proudbolsahye (talk) 05:09, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Sure. I can move it to Prep 2. --PFHLai (talk) 05:13, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
Can we apply this again please. I would greatly greatly appreciate it. Proudbolsahye (talk) 03:08, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
Sorry, too late now. It's already on MainPage. --PFHLai (talk) 11:01, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
No problem. I have another one (Template:Did_you_know_nominations/Vardges_Sureniants). If it's possible to place it in the first slot, I'd greatly appreciate it. If not, thanks anyways! Proudbolsahye (talk) 06:25, 7 December 2013 (UTC)
Sorry, Proudbolsahye, I have reservation about using the suggested picture on MainPage. It's rather difficult to see what is in the picture when it is displayed at the usual dimensions of 100x100px. --PFHLai (talk) 06:43, 7 December 2013 (UTC)
Without the picture, the hook won't be appealing at all. I think I'm going to change the hook and picture then... Proudbolsahye (talk) 06:59, 7 December 2013 (UTC)
Okay, just let me know if its first slot material. I'll have the hooked checked out and approved ASAP. Proudbolsahye (talk) 07:06, 7 December 2013 (UTC)
In fact, this might be a better picture? Суренянц, «Попранная святыня», 1895.jpg Proudbolsahye (talk) 07:39, 7 December 2013 (UTC)
I think Sureniants' portrait is fine. Desecrated Shrine is still a bit small, but maybe okay if it is displayed at 120x120px instead. BTW, you may want to sign your posts on nom templates. --PFHLai (talk) 07:51, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your opinion. Yes I'll go ahead and sign. I'm going with the current hook and picture. Proudbolsahye (talk) 07:53, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

You're welcome, Proudbolsahye. Happy editing. Good luck! --PFHLai (talk) 08:00, 7 December 2013 (UTC)
Template:Did_you_know_nominations/Vardges_Sureniants looks good and it is now stocked with a new photo. Would be really appreciative if you're willing to put the hook up with the picture in the prep. If not, thanks for all your valuable advice. Keep on editing! Proudbolsahye (talk) 18:14, 21 December 2013 (UTC)
Someone has already promoted this hook to Prep 4. --PFHLai (talk) 05:01, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

DYK for James Hargest[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 18:08, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Euclea crispa[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 01:53, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Augusta Clark[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:02, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK for John Hill (explorer)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Ceratotheca sesamoides[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 05:20, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Hale Holden[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 05:20, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Leyla Güngör[edit]

Harrias talk 12:03, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Christmas Peace[edit]

Harrias talk 00:03, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

DYK for St. Nicholas Hotel (Springfield, Illinois)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Sophie Radford de Meissner[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:02, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for SS Umona[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:03, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, Texas)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Mrs. Riazuddin[edit]

Hi! Can you move this to prep4, in the 7 January 0800–1600 (UTC) slot? It will be more visible in Pakistan (UTC+5) then. Thanks in advance. —ШαмıQ @ 21:19, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

No problem.  Done. Cheers! --PFHLai (talk) 21:26, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK Queue 3[edit]

Can you take a look at Queue 3 of DYK and potentially do some reshuffling? I may be overreacting but I don't think it looks right for a hook for a sex site being set between two Christian based hooks. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 21:27, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Oh, well... The hook for the Chinese sex site will not look right anywhere. (I did not promote it from T:TDYK.) I'm hoping the American carol and the Swedish church would help neutralize/detoxify things a bit on my screen. At least this way I feel less bad about leaving the sex site on queue. --PFHLai (talk) 21:40, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
Maybe, but there is an agreement with me in the discussion on WT:DYK that if it is left where it is, it may have potential to cause offence on one of the holy days of the Christian calendar (Epiphany). The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 21:44, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
Harrias (talk · contribs) gave me an edit conflict there. I'll leave things as they are for now. Please let me know if there are further issues. Thanks. --PFHLai (talk) 22:00, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Tap On Wood[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Son of Love[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:02, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Wu Shujiao[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Vetiveria nigritana[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 08:02, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Miki Imai (athlete)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:02, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Jean-Claude Beton[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:02, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Valley View DYK[edit]

PFHLai, I know it would be a bit of an inconvenience, but would it be possible to pull Template:Did you know nominations/Valley View (Romney, West Virginia) from the Prep 2 queue and return it to the nominations page? I'm still working to locate an image for the hook, and forgot to note this on the article's nomination template. If this is possible, I'd greatly appreciate it, and I apologize for the trouble. I'll cross post this request with other DYK administrators. Thanks again! -- Caponer (talk) 10:49, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

No problem, Caponer. Crisco took care of it. Good luck with the image. --PFHLai (talk) 13:56, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Murat-Khan[edit]

Hi! Can you please move Did you know nominations/Nasreddin Murat-Khan to prep2, in the 19 January 0800–1600 (UTC) slot? It will be more visible in Pakistan (UTC+5) then. Thanks in advance. —ШαмıQ @ 18:29, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

 Done. --PFHLai (talk) 19:11, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

Black-breasted Thrush DYK[edit]

Hey PFHLai! Could I trouble you to move Template:Did you know nominations/Black-breasted Thrush to another queue so that the Featured Picture will appear? I don't mind having promotion postponed until later, but given that all previous stubs with FPs that became DYKs were placed as the lead hook, it would be nice if this one could too. Cheers! —Bloom6132 (talk) 08:40, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, Bloom6132, I have a problem with letting the same pic appears on MainPage twice within only a few weeks of time. The suggested pic is on Template:POTD/2014-02-05. Instead of moving this nom to another queue, I shall undo the promotion. --PFHLai (talk) 12:27, 19 January 2014 (UTC)
I've started a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Did you know#FPs on DYK about this issue. --PFHLai (talk) 13:10, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Lo Nuestro Award for Tropical New Artist of the Year[edit]

Thanks for the alt idea. Please see DYK nomination page. Yoninah (talk) 18:03, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, Yoninah. Reply on the nom template. --PFHLai (talk) 18:12, 19 January 2014 (UTC)


I noticed you created the POTD protected template for both today and tomorrow so was hoping you might have some idea about what the root cause of the error reported at Talk:Main Page#Errors in today.27s or tomorrow.27s featured picture is. The immediate cause is texttitle=Crew of STS-107 as when it appears on the main page all of the texttitle is put inside a link so we then have a link within a link which breaks things. I fixed the template for today and have fixed the template for tomorrow so it won't cause the problem. However this line is obviously created automatically from somewhere when you create the template so will occur again the day after tomorrow unless someone with more knowledge of the templates fixes the root cause. Of course if you create the template for the day after tomorrow as well the simplest way may be for you just to remove the brackets yourself after creating it. Dpmuk (talk) 16:40, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, Dpmuk, I have no clue where the problem came from. I don't see the offending brackets in the day after tomorrow's POTD template, so it seems that there's nothing to remove. The POTD templates for use on MainPage were generated from Wikipedia:Picture of the day/February 2014. You may want to take this up with Crisco 1492, the admin who takes care of POTD these days. Hope this helps. --PFHLai (talk) 17:34, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
It looks like User:‎Crisco 1492 played with the brackets on that one just after he created it so he has obviously become aware of the problem somehow. Oh well, looks like everything is fixed now and the people that should know about the problem now do know about it so doesn't seem like there's anything left to do. Thanks. Dpmuk (talk) 22:00, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
  • I am about 99% sure that the issue was including brackets in the texttitle field, which (as the name suggests) is supposed to be nothing but text. I didn't see how it looked before you instituted the changes, so I'm not sure if I'm correct. It's never happened like this before. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:10, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
    • Oh I'm quite sure that's the issue. Just less sure how they got there in the first place! Dpmuk (talk) 23:21, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Glad to see that everything seems alright now. Thanks, Dpmuk & Crisco 1492. Cheers! --PFHLai (talk) 00:23, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Eric Butler-Henderson[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 12:48, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

Prep 1[edit]

There are now 5 bios in Prep 1. ;-) -- Ohc ¡digame! 16:04, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Four. And I won't go any higher. --PFHLai (talk) 16:09, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Sorry, I miscounted Dude Perfect as a bio. -- Ohc ¡digame! 16:23, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
  • It's kind-of is... --PFHLai (talk) 16:33, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
And I'm thinking of bumping off Alvarez, as the requested date is actually tomorrow. --PFHLai (talk) 16:10, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
Bumping him by one set is fine. That will cut the number of bios in prep 1 by one. It's already tomorrow in Sochi in about 4 hours, which is why I put him there. -- Ohc ¡digame! 16:22, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
I'm not sure if bedtime counts. And there are already 2 other Olympians in the next set. ... I'm still scrolling up and down on T:TDYK looking for hooks, but I have to get off the computer soon. Please feel free to make changes to P1. Thanks, Ohc. --PFHLai (talk) 16:33, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
I'm bumping Hutcherson to P3. Hope this helps. --PFHLai (talk) 16:37, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks, but I can't touch any of the other articles ready for promotion because I passed most of them. You have mail. -- Ohc ¡digame! 17:33, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Just saw your mail, Ohc. Your beloved cross is now on P1. Hope this helps. Cheers! --PFHLai (talk) 20:30, 9 February 2014 (UTC)


Yes, please hold it if you have the power. Thanks, C679 20:47, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

 Done. I've undone the promotion and moved your nom to T:TDYK#Special occasion holding area. Looking forward to seeing this on MainPage in about 10 days. Cheers! --PFHLai (talk) 20:59, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. Me too! C679 22:38, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
Can it go on the 08:00 London update tomorrow? I think Prep 3 is heading there. Thanks, C679 11:45, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
BlueMoonset (talk · contribs) took care of this already. --PFHLai (talk) 01:20, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Update on Template:Did you know nominations/YinzCam[edit]

Per your note at Template:Did you know nominations/YinzCam, I have completed my second QPQ.--GrapedApe (talk) 00:40, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for letting me know, GrapedApe. Glad to see that YinzCam has reached MainPage. Happy editing. Cheers! --PFHLai (talk) 00:10, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

Cute grey kitten.jpg

This wiki-kitten is here to express my thanks for your help with maintaining the DYK process. Your assistance is highly appreciated!

Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 16:06, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

You're welcome, Piotrus. Glad that I can be useful in some way. Thank you for the cutie kittie. Cheers! --PFHLai (talk) 00:10, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK for War Revenue Act of 1898[edit]

Orlady (talk) 22:41, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

IWD sets[edit]

I started preparation of four IWD sets, and have now completed three of them. I would like to ask you to help me look at them, and rebalance them if necessary. If you feel like it, you can complete the last one. I left out Elly Yunara because I think it can be the lead article for a later set. I am not so sure about set timings, but I suspect these can start going into the prep areas once you're done. Regards, -- Ohc ¡digame! 07:16, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

  • As I see you're not around, I'll cross post to WT:DYK. -- Ohc ¡digame! 07:19, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Thank you for getting the IWD hook sets going, Ohconfucius. Things are looking good on WP:DYK/Q. Cheers! --PFHLai (talk) 03:21, 8 March 2014 (UTC)


Ah. I thought I had maybe screwed up by NOT promoting it at first. Ah, well. Other two I promoted I didn't review. Adam Cuerden (talk) 03:41, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Request for DYK to be moved to a new queue to allow for picture[edit]

I'd really appreciate it if you could move my DYK nomination that you moved to prep area 2 (Template:Did_you_know_nominations/Nick_Dupree) to a new prep area to allow for the picture to be included. Thanks! Newyorkadam (talk) 20:20, 15 March 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

IMO, the Dupree article is too short for the top spot, which is usually saved for more richly developed articles. What I can do is to un-promote the DYK nom. Maybe another set builder won't care about article size and may be willing to pick this article for the picture slot. --PFHLai (talk) 20:27, 15 March 2014 (UTC)
PFHLai, in case you didn't know, all hooks removed from preps or queues need to be logged in Wikipedia:Did you know/Removed. You'll want to add this one. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 00:12, 16 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the reminder, BlueMoonset. I was hoping to avoid that list, but the nom is there now. --PFHLai (talk) 01:27, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Murder of Harriet Staunton[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:02, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Kirby Institute[edit]

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 19:47, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Layout changes of Wikipedia:Community portal/Opentask[edit]

Hi, PFHLai. The template on Wikipedia:Community portal/Opentask says that layout changes should have consensus. There is no discussion on the talk page however about the changes you've been introducing. Was there any discussion. At a minimum, could you explain the rational on the talk page? Jason Quinn (talk) 02:29, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Hello, Jason Quinn. Layout changes? The template is still a 3X3 grid, with the same dimensions for the longest time. What layout changes? I have to guess that you are referring to OR and UPDATE swapping spots on the template. I never thought anyone would care. And i didn't think such a swap would be considered a change in the layout. If you want to know, I was just trying to put the easier tasks, even suitable for newbies, at the top. It just makes more sense to me this way as the template is used as part of a welcome-message. Nothing special. Please feel free to copy this explanation to Wikipedia talk:Community portal/Opentask, though I'm pretty much the only human working on this template, so I doubt anyone else would read it. Thank you for asking. Cheers! --PFHLai (talk) 04:26, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for 2014 Tokyo Marathon[edit]

Thanks from → Call me Hahc21) 08:03, 9 April 2014 (UTC)


Thanks, kindly, for the nomination! BlueSalix (talk) 06:03, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Andrew Bolon[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 14:13, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Lili Bosse[edit]

Hello. See the discussion and I have added another reference from Google Books which was suggested in the aforementioned discussion. So, can the article be back in line to appear on the front page yet?Zigzig20s (talk) 16:12, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Hello. I'd suggest that you discuss on the nom template with EEng, the editor who pulled the hook from the DYK prep area. I only found the DYK un-promotion inappropriately done and tried to fix the templates. I am not familiar with the article's contents. My involvement with this DYK was merely administrative/clerical. --PFHLai (talk) 16:22, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
He says he doesn't know...Oh boy.Zigzig20s (talk) 17:38, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
Response on WT:DYK#Lili Bosse. --PFHLai (talk) 17:48, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Prep 4[edit]

Any chance you could promote? I've given it a thorough review already, but since I put it together I'm a little reluctant to do the promotion as well. Gatoclass (talk) 16:53, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Well, Gatoclass, I promoted the lead hook, so I'm not sure if I should move the set to queue. --PFHLai (talk) 16:59, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

For a moment...[edit]

...I was a bit of an idiot here [1]. Sorry. EEng (talk) 21:25, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Don't worry about it, EEng. It's okay... --PFHLai (talk) 12:18, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Hey bro, a hell lot of DYKs!!! The Herald : here I am 11:02, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
Hey, Herald! Thank you, Bro, but I have not done anything at DYK for so many months now. Maybe I should re-start.... :-) Cheers! --PFHLai (talk) 04:04, 16 December 2014 (UTC)


I was delighted to see that you're still editing at the same pace as always. In Wiki terms we're oldtimers! JFW | T@lk 19:16, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

Dr de Wolff! Nice to hear from you again.
Yes, it has been a while. Actually, I've slowed down quite a bit in recent years. I think I have been editing in the same place rather than at the same pace.... :-)
Happy editing! Cheers! --PFHLai (talk) 07:52, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

You're right. In absolute terms I am editing a fair bit less. But it stays fun! JFW | T@lk 11:10, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

Editing here is somewhat addictive.... ;-) --PFHLai (talk) 07:36, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

Health content[edit]

Remember that when adding medical content please only use high-quality reliable sources as references. We typically use review articles, major textbooks and position statements of national or international organizations. WP:MEDHOW walks you through editing step by step. A list of resources to help edit health content can be found here. The edit box has a build in citation tool to easily format references based on the PMID or ISBN. We also provide style advice about the structure and content of medicine-related encyclopedia articles. The welcome page is another good place to learn about editing the encyclopedia. If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a note. Jytdog (talk) 18:33, 11 September 2015 (UTC)

Hey PFHLai - you don't seem to edit health content much... please do see WP:MEDMOS and WP:MEDRS - you keep adding content about what the drug is good for, in the section on MoA, and basing that content on primary sources instead of secondary sources per MEDRS. Please stop doing that. I can explain more if you like. Thanks. Jytdog (talk) 18:35, 11 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, Jytdog. I haven't done this is a while. I'll look into the new (to me) guidelines. --PFHLai (talk) 18:37, 11 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for being understanding!  :) I'm looking at sources PMID 25717355 and PMID 26115829 now... Jytdog (talk) 18:40, 11 September 2015 (UTC)
I've made a few more edits on the Flecainide wikiarticle. Please review and revise as you see fit. I hope an editorial is good enough as the source. Thanks, Jytdog. --PFHLai (talk) 09:24, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

DYK reviews...[edit]

Hi there. Thanks for your input at Template:Did you know nominations/American Crane Corporation.

I have two DYKs that are waiting for review, Template:Did you know nominations/Golem Arcana and Template:Did you know nominations/Long War (mod). The first of those was nominated on 6 October. Is it normal for a nomination to wait for two weeks for a review? If not, is there any recourse available to me?

Thanks, The Squirrel Conspiracy (talk) 03:19, 22 October 2015 (UTC) P.S.: I also asked SSTflyer this question.

Hello, The Squirrel Conspiracy. Patience, my friend, patience. Reviewers will come. I can see at least 10 older noms sitting on T:TDYK. If you're anxious, you may want to put in a request on WT:DYK. Or you can start reviewing all those older unreviewed noms. You can 'bank' the review credits for your future noms. Once you have reviewed the other old noms, other reviewers would have fewer choices but your noms to review. I hope this helps. Happy editing and reviewing. Cheers! --PFHLai (talk) 03:32, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. While I have your attention, can I get your thoughts on Long War (mod)? When I was building the article one of the sources gave a shout-out to the reddit /r/xcom community, so I went over there and told them about the article. A couple of people there told me that it was likely to get deleted. I thought it would meet the notability criteria since it was the primary subject of a half-dozen articles, four of which are from major video game media outlets, as well as a bunch of mentions in relation to XCOM 2 having modding support. I will say though that I've been a bit worried since reading those reddit replies. What are your thoughts? The Squirrel Conspiracy (talk) 04:11, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
I must confess that I am not a gamer and really unfamiliar with video games. Your article seems very well referenced and more than legit. Thank you for your wikicontributions. If you're concerned, please be encouraged to check with Wikipedia:WikiProject Video games. I hope this helps. Cheers! --PFHLai (talk) 04:44, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

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Template:Did you know nominations/Wided Bouchamaoui[edit]

PFHLai, can you please see whether the new hooks solve your concerns, and if so, restore the nomination's approval? Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 17:48, 27 December 2015 (UTC)

BlueMoonset, thanks for the reminder. I'll go back now and check. --PFHLai (talk) 05:16, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Al-Masjid an-Nabawi[edit]


I'm not sure how DYK works, but the one you've just "promoted" contain inaccurate information. I have already suggested an alternative wording, here. Could you advise on what to do next? Wiqi(55) 10:02, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Hello, Wiqi55. I thought I fixed it already by adding the word 'partly'. I disagree that both need to be mentioned. Please feel free to bring this up at WT:DYK. Sorry that I am not that available today. I should have more time on Saturday. --PFHLai (talk) 03:56, 8 January 2016 (UTC)
Hi, Wiqi55. Do you still object to my fixing of the hook for this DYK? I just found out that this hook will be going onto MainPage tomorrow. If there are still problems, please raise them at WT:DYK soon. Thanks. --PFHLai (talk) 21:28, 9 January 2016 (UTC)
Thank you! I just didn't notice the "partly" being added (was only watching the template page). Wiqi(55) 09:05, 12 January 2016 (UTC)
Glad that the problem has been resolved. Thank you, Wiqi55, for pointing out the error in the first place. Happy editing. Cheers! --PFHLai (talk) 19:12, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Ewa Gryziecka‎[edit]

The first of two citations supporting the hooks is reported as a dead URL. This seems odd since the article was just created and that link accessed. Please take a look. 7&6=thirteen () 12:42, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, I knew about this. That's why I put in the second link. I'm still looking for a working link for the first ref. Will put that in as soon as I can find one. --PFHLai (talk) 12:54, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
I appreciate your putting in the second link, as we now have a good reference for that great hook. As soon as you do the QPQ I'll complete my review. Thanks for nominating this article to DYK. 7&6=thirteen () 14:07, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Ewa Gryziecka[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:02, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Korbin Forrister[edit]

Shouldn't this be in queue 3 to time in with daytime of the Daytona race? Jolly Ω Janner 06:21, 20 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes. Thought I would get it promoted first, then figure out which one to swap out from Q3. Any suggestions? --PFHLai (talk) 06:23, 20 February 2016 (UTC)
Actually, Q4 is not that bad. It's still Feb. 21st local time. --PFHLai (talk) 06:24, 20 February 2016 (UTC)
Colby Carthel and use a crop of File:Mastiff and Panama Remote Controlled Vehicle MOD 45159062.jpg for lead slot? It's not the easiest of swaps, but two US sportspersons hooks aren't great either. Jolly Ω Janner 06:26, 20 February 2016 (UTC)
Q2? --PFHLai (talk) 06:29, 20 February 2016 (UTC)
Pudan? --PFHLai (talk) 06:32, 20 February 2016 (UTC)
Okay, Jolly. I'm moving Forrister to Q3, Carthel to Q2, Pudan to P4, and use the Panama vehicle pic on Q3. --PFHLai (talk) 06:39, 20 February 2016 (UTC)
Looks good to me. If you feel the Panama pic is too small, let me know and I'll upload a cropped version. Thanks. Jolly Ω Janner 07:51, 20 February 2016 (UTC)
I should probably point out that I made a bit of a mistake earlier on. I had originally anticipated prep 4 as being displayed on 24 February. I wouldn't have posted about it, had I known it was something as trivial as the time of day. Oh well, the day slot is probably better in the long run. Jolly Ω Janner 07:55, 20 February 2016 (UTC)
No harm done. No worries. Cheers! --PFHLai (talk) 08:42, 20 February 2016 (UTC)

AfD of an Article[edit]

You previously helped promote Planned presidential transition of Mitt Romney to DYK status. It is now being nominated for deletion here. I am informing everyone who has contributed to this article as a courtesy and with this identical note as you may be interested in participating in the discussion in favor of deletion, in favor of keeping, or in favor of some other option. LavaBaron (talk) 19:56, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

Missing DYK[edit]

This article Template:Did you know nominations/Shumen Plateau Nature Park promoted by by you is presently in the lead on the main page. But it is not reported either on the talk page of the article or my user page. There seems to be some technical hitch. Could you please look into it and see how it can be rectified and I get the article's endorsement on my talk page? Thanks.--Nvvchar. 01:37, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

@Nvvchar: Sorry that I was not around to assist you yesterday. Real life was in the way. So it seems that the DYKBot is not working properly these days. Good to see that Maile66 (talk · contribs) has given you the DYK credit. I hope the Bot recovers soon. --PFHLai (talk) 03:01, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

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Jytdog, please note that the {{uw-ew}} template is better used when you find other wikipedians edit-warring with each other and you post it on the usertalkpage of the belligerents. It is not a tool to stop other wikipedians from editing an article when you find the materials being added to that article disagreeable. I typed in something you didn't like, you reverted my edit. I put in a first attempt to address your concern, and you reverted my edit again. Is this collaborative editing? You are the one "repeatedly undoing other users' edits" as mentioned in the template above. Who is the edit-warrior here? Please be more constructive and less disruptive, Jytdog. If you want additional citations to review articles, you can simply ask. It's coming, anyway. I'm not done there. Do you really have to use a warning template to tell me to be particularly aware of any Wikipedia policies? Aren't you a bit trigger-happy with these warning templates? I find your "warning" unnecessary, disheartening and irksome. Sigh... --PFHLai (talk) 23:55, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

Suggested DYK nomination[edit]

I'm still creating articles, but I don't usually trouble with the DYK process, it's become a bit wearying. I wonder if I could pass new articles over to you? For instance, could you do something with Harry S. Pepper or Charles Douglas Carpendale? Moonraker (talk) 04:16, 30 July 2016 (UTC) Moonraker (talk) 04:16, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

Hmmm... let me see what hooks I can come up with... --PFHLai (talk) 05:27, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
@Moonraker: How about these hooks?
Some small tweaks to the wikiarticles may be required to make these hooks work. --PFHLai (talk) 14:45, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
Happy to leave it to you, but you could also put them together, like this -
@Moonraker: Sorry, I wasn't able to log in the past few days. Both articles are getting old. I threw in a nomination for "Charles Douglas Carpendale", anyway. Let's see how the review goes. --PFHLai (talk) 04:05, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

@PFHLai:, no problem, I just don't make time to battle through the DYK process any more. Would you see if any of these are worth nominating? One or two are five days old, some may be too short. Moonraker (talk) 05:58, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

  1. Sydney Valentine
  2. Hysteron Proteron Club
  3. Joseph Samuel Webster
  4. William Poulett, 6th Earl Poulett
  5. Mary Bathurst Deane
@Moonraker: Aunt Mary is now nominated on T:TDYK. Cheers! --PFHLai (talk) 09:36, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Charles Douglas Carpendale[edit]

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Mary Bathurst Deane[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

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