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Happy New Year, The C of E![edit]

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DYK for Melchior (Magi)[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Balthazar (Magi)[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of God Is Working His Purpose Out at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! North America1000 09:59, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

WikiCup 2016: Game On![edit]

We are about to enter the second week of the 2016 WikiCup. The most recent player to sign up brings the current total to 101 contestants. Signups close on 5 February. If you’re interested, you can join this year's WikiCup here.

We are aware that in some areas the scoring bot’s numbers are a little bit off (i.e., overly generous) and are working to have that corrected as soon as possible.--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:04, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
Just wanted to say a big thank you for your help with the RFC and the whole section above that!, It's very much appreciated :)

Thanks and Happy Editing, –Davey2010Talk 16:25, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Newry City Ladies F.C.[edit]

Allen3 talk 00:07, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

DYK for God Is Working His Purpose Out[edit]

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

DYK for St. Paul's Church, Rusthall[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:03, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Nice work, C of E. But can I ask this? Is there any reason you've put St. rather than St, and would you object if it were changed to St? Thanks, Ericoides (talk) 05:38, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
Great, I'll change it. British spelling omits the full-stop in abbreviations if they end with the same letter as the word itself, eg, Revd (not Rev.), Mr, St, Dr, Lt-Col, etc. Ericoides (talk) 13:37, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Mid-Ulster Ladies F.C.[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

DYK for 2016 Football League Cup Final[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:02, 28 February 2016 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 March newsletter[edit]

One of Adam Cuerden’s several quality restorations during round 1

That's it, the first round is done, sign-ups are closed and we're into round 2. Forty-seven competitors move into this round (a bit shy of the expected 64), and we are roughly broken into eight groups of six. The top two of each group will go through to round 3, and then the top scoring 16 "wildcards" across all groups.

Twenty-two Good Articles were submitted, including three by Connecticut Cyclonebiskit (submissions), and two each by Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions), Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions), Florida 12george1 (submissions), and New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions). Twenty-one Featured Pictures were claimed, including 17 by There's always time for skeletons Adam Cuerden (submissions) (the Round 1 high scorer). Thirty-one contestants saw their DYKs appear on the main page, with a commanding lead (28) by Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions). Twenty-nine participants conducted GA reviews with Lancashire J Milburn (submissions) completing nine.

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Thanksgiving DYK[edit]

Hi C of E. I have done the QpQ and replied there. I didn't get your ping, so I thought I would add this message to you just in case pings don't work for some reason. Thank you again. Dr. K. 16:37, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

WikiCup 2016 March newsletter (update)[edit]

Along with getting the year wrong in the newsletter that went out earlier this week, we did not mention (as the bot did not report) that New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions) claimed the first Featured Article Persoonia terminalis of the 2016 Wikicup. Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), and Godot13 (talk · contribs · email).--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:05, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Ballymena United Allstars F.C.[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:01, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

In rem April Fools' Day court case articles[edit]

Re this: Yeah, I saw that and knew that, while I had a couple in mind as possibilities, nothing could compete with that one. So I was going to sit this year out (well, not exactly ... I have a tenth-anniversary missing-person case in mind for that day as well, and I think I can find the right balance with the hook. But I have to write the article first), but then I saw the Slate article and it was like ... ding! There you go! Daniel Case (talk) 18:10, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

@Daniel Case: Yes, didn't mean to steal your thunder of funny legal cases. By the way, I was wondering if you could review the Bataar nomination as today an editor came in and overrode the green tick but I think he misunderstood the April Fools Day notion and history of funny court cases on the day so could you add the green tick again if you agree with the hook and my rationale please? The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 18:16, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

Christianity and association football[edit]

I have set up a short new article which I think meets your subject interests. If you have any ways to expand it, please do. '''tAD''' (talk) 00:20, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

DYK for 1992 South Africa vs New Zealand rugby union match[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:01, 19 March 2016 (UTC)

DYK for R v R[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:02, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

DYK for All for Jesus, All for Jesus[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:48, 25 March 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Good Christians All, Rejoice and Sing[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 01:42, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Christianity and association football ‎[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 13:27, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/The Fornicating Dog[edit]

The C of E, this still needs a review of the ALT2 hook, which is the only surviving hook. I've marked the nomination as needing a reviewer, but if you could come back and check it, that would be great. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:00, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

= Tyrannosaurus hook[edit]

C of E, you can't select your own hook, the selection was to be made by a third party, remember? Gatoclass (talk) 11:19, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

A reminder[edit]

I'm sure you've not forgotten but the WP:Awaken the Dragon contest starts in 4 and a half hours time. I wish you the best of luck!♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:20, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Hacking (rugby)[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Computer says no[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:01, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Virgin Atlantic Little Red[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:01, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:02, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

Another tweak?[edit]

Hi again. I'm just wondering if we should put a person in the beginning of the hook, like:

  • OK, thanks. I always feel that we could work on it more to make it great. That picture of a reconstructed tyrannosaurus doesn't help the hook, IMO. I wonder if we could stretch things and write:
  • ... that US officials grabbed a Tyrannosaurus that tried to enter the country illegally?
  • I wish we could reopen the nomination to get it right. We have a few more hours till this goes live, but I'm not sure if @Gatoclass: and the others will be online before that time. Yoninah (talk) 09:14, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
  • @Yoninah: The slight problem with the new one there is that the Tyrannosaurus did enter the US illegally given it got past customs with it's fake British papers and to the auction house. How about ...that US officials grabbed and sued a Tyrannosaurus that tried to enter the country illegally with a fake British passport? (Ok maybe drop the sued if you think its best) I think that is the best hook we can get without reopening the nom which would mean it would miss AFD. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 09:19, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
Let's do that! Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 09:33, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

DYK for United States v. One Tyrannosaurus Bataar Skeleton[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:01, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

Stub Obliteration[edit]

For this week I'm introducing a sort of game to blast away those stale old stubs with a prize at the end of it. See Wikipedia:WikiProject Wales/Awaken the Dragon/Stub Obliteration 2016. Expansions rules don't apply to any articles done through this, all you have to do is ensure every article you submit is minimum 1.5kb readable prose in total and adequately sourced and readable and remove the stub tag and update the project tag on the talk page. It could be that the article is 1.2kb readable prose and you simply add 0.3 kb prose and just quickly smarten up the sources and give a minor copyedit. The goal is reducing the number of stubs we have and making them more consistent, minimum start class entries. Read the top for the rules and more details and add your name to it in the style of the main entries page if you want to participate. It's open to contestants and anybody who is participating in the editathon independently. Potentially a lot of points can be earned from mass basic expansions with this!♦ Dr. Blofeld 10:11, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

This may be of interest...[edit]

Niall Griffiths wrote a book called sheepshagger. This may help your recent article. Cheers FruitMonkey (talk) 14:35, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

I can just imagine "DYK that Niall Griffiths wrote the book Sheepshagger about Sheepshagging"? ;-)♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:08, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

I was going to go with that Welshmen are sometimes called sheep shaggers. :) The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 17:14, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Park Hall (football ground)[edit]

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Shout out for The C of E[edit]

Dyk200CE.svg The 200 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
Well this is another easy award. It must be a new generation as you have passed this DYK point with Yoninah and Poeticbent. Its easy because of the great range of your articles. Women's football clubs and stadia are supplemented by filling notable absences like the three kings. Well written and to the point. So I'd like to thank you for your contributions (and patience) on behalf of the Wikipedia project, the DYK editors and me. Victuallers (talk) 09:56, 7 April 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Park Hall (football ground)[edit]

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Precious anniversary[edit]

Four years ago ...
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review in time
... you were recipient
no. 88 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:06, 7 April 2016 (UTC)

It's five now! - Btw, we'll sing the Hallelujah Chorus on Easter Sunday, in German because it's the Klopstock Version that Mozart arranged. Do you happen to know more on Why seek ye the living? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:24, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

I looked at the chorus article now, and see that the music section seems to be taken quite closely from the Part II article. That needs an attribution, ask Diannaa for help. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:57, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

Six years now! - Any idea about listing Easter hymns? I'd like to add some that otherwise have no connection, as their authors are also not (yet) graced by articles here. The Easter article should at least say they exist ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:14, 7 April 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Park Hall (football ground)[edit]

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Coflein[edit]

I was able to get an interior picture. In time I suspect there will be others that will come up with more copyright free pictures of the chapel.--Doug Coldwell (talk) 17:36, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

DYK for St Mellons Church ‎[edit]

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Gatoclass (talk) 00:01, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of 1992 South Africa vs New Zealand rugby union match[edit]

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DYK for Park Hall (football ground)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 14 April 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Park Hall (football ground), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Park Hall is in England but is considered by UEFA to be Welsh? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Park Hall (football ground). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Park Hall (football ground)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Wales in Red[edit]

Just in case you hadn't seen the notice, this starts tomorrow. The most prolific new article creators have the chance to earn a lot of points from this over the weekend!♦ Dr. Blofeld 07:15, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of 1992 South Africa vs New Zealand rugby union match[edit]

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DYK for Old College, Aberystwyth[edit]

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Gatoclass (talk) 00:26, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Coords[edit]

I notice that your article Old College, Aberystwyth was missing its coordinates. I used Wikimapia to find them. Wikimapia is an invaluable resource for finding things. Cheers, Abductive (reasoning) 04:19, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Sheep shagger[edit]

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Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:13, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Flag of the Church in Wales[edit]

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Gatoclass (talk) 12:12, 16 April 2016 (UTC)

You've got mail![edit]

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עוד מישהו Od Mishehu 08:17, 17 April 2016 (UTC)

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DYK for St Mary's Church, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll[edit]

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Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 17:47, 17 April 2016 (UTC)


SA Flag[edit]

Hello

I just noticed the (great) work you have done on Flag of South Africa (1928–1994). Thank you ! I am a member of the Wikipedia:WikiProject South Africa/Wikipedia Primary School project and as part of this project, we have asked Bruce B Berry to help in reviewing the article on the Flag of South Africa. He sent us some notes by email, which I integrated today. I was considering asking him his opinion on the 1928-1994 article... but would like to also ask you your own feedback on the current flag article. Any info to add or to remove or to modify ? Thank you in advance. Anthere (talk)

DYK for WWE Women's Championship (2016–present)[edit]

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Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 17:17, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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DYK for St Tewdric's Church[edit]

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WormTT(talk) 20:48, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Flag of South Africa (1928–1994)[edit]

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WormTT(talk) 09:01, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of 12-6 elbow[edit]

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Your GA nomination of 12-6 elbow[edit]

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DYK for St Mary's Church, Caldicot[edit]

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WormTT(talk) 09:31, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

British Listed Buildings site[edit]

http://historicwales.gov.uk at long last provides a means of accessing the Cadw listed buildings descriptions via a direct url - they used only to be accessible by starting from scratch every time. If you zoom into the town / village that you're writing about, and tick the box on the right-hand side of the screen that says "Cadw listed buildings", dots for every listed building will show. Find the one you want, click it, click "details", click "save as pdf" and a new window with a url for the full listing description will open. I'd suggest it's better to use that than the BLB site, since the Historic Wales site is going to be more up-to-date and the BLB is an advertising-based mirror site anyway. BencherliteTalk (using his alt account Bencherheavy) 12:48, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

Copying within Wikipedia requires proper attribution[edit]

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DYK for St Gredifael's Church, Penmynydd[edit]

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Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 21:47, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

DYK for One Voice (Aled Jones album)‎[edit]

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WormTT(talk) 09:37, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

DYK for St Stephen's Church, Old Radnor[edit]

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WormTT(talk) 09:38, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Welsh Church (Temporalities) Act 1919[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 27 April 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Welsh Church (Temporalities) Act 1919, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Welsh Church (Temporalities) Act 1919 led to a Welsh Bishop expressing his desire that the Church of England never be disestablished? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Welsh Church (Temporalities) Act 1919. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Welsh Church (Temporalities) Act 1919), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 10:38, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

DYK for St Mary's Church, Llanfair-yn-Neubwll[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 28 April 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article St Mary's Church, Llanfair-yn-Neubwll, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the 12th-century baptismal font of St Mary's Church's was moved away for safekeeping when the church was closed? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/St Mary's Church, Llanfair-yn-Neubwll. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, St Mary's Church, Llanfair-yn-Neubwll), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 11:08, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

I should have made a word spelling exception for you, spelling "Sheep shagger" ;-)..♦ Dr. Blofeld 09:28, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

R v R[edit]

Consider making it clear to everyone which R is meant in R v R. Cheers! Best wishes from an Anglophile.--DThomsen8 (talk) 15:56, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

DYK nomination of St Trygarn's Church, Llandrygarn[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of St Trygarn's Church, Llandrygarn at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 20:18, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

Thank you. I agree, the single year looks odd. I tweaked it in the prep set, as the source is stating that the vicar has lived in a house constructed in 1838. Yoninah (talk) 22:06, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Welsh Church (Amendment) Act 1938[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 3 May 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Welsh Church (Amendment) Act 1938, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Welsh Church (Amendment) Act 1938 was passed to give Swansea University the same rights to the Church in Wales' endowments as the University of Wales? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Welsh Church (Amendment) Act 1938. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Welsh Church (Amendment) Act 1938), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 01:53, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of 1992 South Africa vs New Zealand rugby union match[edit]

The article 1992 South Africa vs New Zealand rugby union match you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:1992 South Africa vs New Zealand rugby union match for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Relentlessly -- Relentlessly (talk) 09:01, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

Contest award[edit]

BoNM Wales.png The Wales Barnstar of National Merit

Congratulations on finishing 4th in the April 2016 Awaken the Dragon contest!! Thankyou for the hard work you've put in during this it is much appreciated! :-) ♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:16, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

DYK for St Trygarn's Church, Llandrygarn ‎[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 4 May 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article St Trygarn's Church, Llandrygarn ‎, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the vicar of St Trygarn's Church did not live in the parish in the mid-19th century? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/St Trygarn's Church, Llandrygarn ‎. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, St Trygarn's Church, Llandrygarn ‎), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 02:23, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Emily Hollinshead[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 4 May 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Emily Hollinshead, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that when she was 11, Emily Hollinshead challenged an FA ban on girls and boys playing football together? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Emily Hollinshead. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Emily Hollinshead), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 14:07, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

DYK review[edit]

Hi C of E, not sure you are required to by the rules but you started the review and I replied to your comments so if you could take another look at Template:Did you know nominations/Boccia at the 2016 Summer Paralympics – Team BC1–2 I'd be much obliged sir. Cheers - Basement12 (T.C) 23:26, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

WikiCup 2016 May newsletter[edit]

FP of Christ Church Cathedral, Falkland Islands by Godot13

Round 2 is over and 35 competitors have moved on to Round 3.

Round 2 saw three FAs (two by New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions) and one by Montana Montanabw (submissions)), four Featured Lists (with three by England Calvin999 (submissions)), and 53 Good Articles (six by Lancashire Worm That Turned (submissions) and five each by Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions), Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), and Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions)). Eleven Featured Pictures were promoted (six by There's always time for skeletons Adam Cuerden (submissions) and five by Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions)). One Featured Portal, Featured Topic and Good Topic were also promoted. The DYK base point total was 1,135. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) scored 265 base points, while British Empire The C of E (submissions) and Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions) each scored 150 base points. Eleven ITN were promoted and 131 Good Article Reviews were conducted with Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions) completing a staggering 61 reviews. Two contestants, Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) and New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions), broke the 700 point mark for Round 2.

If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Thanks to everyone for participating, and good luck to those moving into round 2. Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), and Godot13 (talk · contribs · email) -- MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:59, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Rhyl & Prestatyn Ladies F.C.[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 7 May 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Rhyl & Prestatyn Ladies F.C., which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Rhyl & Prestatyn Ladies F.C. picked up a number of Wrexham players following the latter club's dissolution? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Rhyl & Prestatyn Ladies F.C.. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Rhyl & Prestatyn Ladies F.C.), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:52, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Emily Allen[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 9 May 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Emily Allen, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that footballer Emily Allen once scored 15 goals in one match? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Emily Allen. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Emily Allen), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:53, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

DYK for O'er the Gloomy Hills of Darkness[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 9 May 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article O'er the Gloomy Hills of Darkness, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that American slaveholders altered "O'er the Gloomy Hills of Darkness" because they felt they could not sing a hymn that endorsed educating "the Negro"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/O'er the Gloomy Hills of Darkness. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, O'er the Gloomy Hills of Darkness), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:53, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Welsh Church of Central London[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 9 May 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Welsh Church of Central London, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that David Lloyd George regularly attended the Welsh Church of Central London (pictured) and his daughter was married there? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Welsh Church of Central London. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Welsh Church of Central London), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 12:37, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Flag of South Africa (1928–1994)[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Flag of South Africa (1928–1994) you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of QatarStarsLeague -- QatarStarsLeague (talk) 19:41, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Flag of South Africa (1928–1994)[edit]

The article Flag of South Africa (1928–1994) you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Flag of South Africa (1928–1994) for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of QatarStarsLeague -- QatarStarsLeague (talk) 15:01, 10 May 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Recreation Ground (Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 12 May 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Recreation Ground (Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Recreation Ground in Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain formerly had to be cleared of cow dung before each football match? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Recreation Ground (Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Recreation Ground (Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:27, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Aled Roberts[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 12 May 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Aled Roberts, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Aled Roberts was disqualified from the Welsh Assembly because of incorrect guidance given in a Welsh-language document? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Aled Roberts. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Aled Roberts), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 14:12, 12 May 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)

DYK for 2016–17 RFU Championship ‎[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 15 May 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article 2016–17 RFU Championship ‎, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Richmond F.C. returned to the professional 2016–17 RFU Championship after climbing eight tiers following administration, but chose to remain semi-professional? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/2016–17 RFU Championship ‎. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, 2016–17 RFU Championship ‎), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:57, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Welsh Church (Burial Grounds) Act 1945‎[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 15 May 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Welsh Church (Burial Grounds) Act 1945‎, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Welsh Church (Burial Grounds) Act 1945‎ restored the legal right for the Church in Wales to look after burial grounds after they had been doing so unofficially? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Welsh Church (Burial Grounds) Act 1945‎. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Welsh Church (Burial Grounds) Act 1945‎), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 14:12, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

R v R[edit]

Hello:

The copy edit you requested from the Guild of Copy Editors of the article R v R has been completed. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Apart from a few punctuation tweaks, the article didn't require much editing. I did archive several citations' URLs - where I could - just to insure the article doesn't develop "dead" links.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Kind regards,

Twofingered Typist (talk) 10:38, 18 May 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Llandudno Ladies F.C.[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 20 May 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Llandudno Ladies F.C., which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that during the Welsh Premier Women's Football League 2015–16 season, Llandudno Ladies were one of only two North Wales teams in the league? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Llandudno Ladies F.C.. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Llandudno Ladies F.C.), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 20 May 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Trefelin BGC[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 21 May 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Trefelin BGC, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Trefelin BGC's women's football team broke away from the club after two years in the Welsh women's top division? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Trefelin BGC. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Trefelin BGC), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:03, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

DYK for 2016 FA Cup Final[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 21 May 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article 2016 FA Cup Final, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Manchester United seek to match Arsenal's FA Cup winners record with a win in the 2016 FA Cup Final (venue pictured) against Crystal Palace today? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/2016 FA Cup Final. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, 2016 FA Cup Final), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:01, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

DYK for 2016 Scottish Cup Final[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 21 May 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article 2016 Scottish Cup Final, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that today's Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian is the first contested by two teams not in the top division? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/2016 Scottish Cup Final. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, 2016 Scottish Cup Final), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:01, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Springbok colours[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 23 May 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Springbok colours, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that only South Africans are allowed to be issued Springbok colours? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Springbok colours. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Springbok colours), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

The DYK project (nominate) 12:55, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Bishop's Castle Town F.C.[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Bishop's Castle Town F.C. at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Intelligentsium 21:36, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Stade Arsène Wenger[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 24 May 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Stade Arsène Wenger, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Stade Arsène Wenger used to be a potato field? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Stade Arsène Wenger. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Stade Arsène Wenger), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:24, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

DYK for St Andrew's Church, Presteigne[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 26 May 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article St Andrew's Church, Presteigne, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that members of the Welsh churches Holy Trinity Church, Sarn, St Nicholas' Church, Church Stoke, and St Andrew's Church, Presteigne all voted against joining the Church in Wales in order to stay with the Church of England? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, St Andrew's Church, Presteigne), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:01, 26 May 2016 (UTC)

DYK for St Nicholas' Church, Church Stoke[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 26 May 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article St Nicholas' Church, Church Stoke, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that members of the Welsh churches Holy Trinity Church, Sarn, St Nicholas' Church, Church Stoke, and St Andrew's Church, Presteigne all voted against joining the Church in Wales in order to stay with the Church of England? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, St Nicholas' Church, Church Stoke), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:02, 26 May 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Holy Trinity Church, Sarn[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 26 May 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Holy Trinity Church, Sarn, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that members of the Welsh churches Holy Trinity Church, Sarn, St Nicholas' Church, Church Stoke, and St Andrew's Church, Presteigne all voted against joining the Church in Wales in order to stay with the Church of England? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Holy Trinity Church, Sarn), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:02, 26 May 2016 (UTC)

Sunday football in Northern Ireland[edit]

Sorry, I had forgotten to do Wikipedia talk:Selected anniversaries/June 1#2016 notes last night. Article quality notwithstanding, I didn't feel Sunday football in Northern Ireland was notable enough for inclusion in OTD. Regards, howcheng {chat} 22:56, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of O'er the Gloomy Hills of Darkness[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article O'er the Gloomy Hills of Darkness you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Carbrera -- Carbrera (talk) 12:41, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of O'er the Gloomy Hills of Darkness[edit]

The article O'er the Gloomy Hills of Darkness you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:O'er the Gloomy Hills of Darkness for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Carbrera -- Carbrera (talk) 00:02, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

DYK for 2016–17 Football League Cup[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 12 June 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article 2016–17 Football League Cup, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the 2016–17 Football League Cup will be the first since The Football League was renamed the English Football League? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/2016–17 Football League Cup. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, 2016–17 Football League Cup), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:01, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of O'er the Gloomy Hills of Darkness[edit]

The article O'er the Gloomy Hills of Darkness you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:O'er the Gloomy Hills of Darkness for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Carbrera -- Carbrera (talk) 21:01, 13 June 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Virgin Atlantic Little Red[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Virgin Atlantic Little Red you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of White Arabian Filly -- White Arabian Filly (talk) 22:41, 13 June 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Virgin Atlantic Little Red[edit]

The article Virgin Atlantic Little Red you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Virgin Atlantic Little Red for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of White Arabian Filly -- White Arabian Filly (talk) 17:01, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Bishop's Castle Town F.C.[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 16 June 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Bishop's Castle Town F.C., which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Bishop's Castle Town F.C. was banned by the Football Association of Wales from playing in affiliated leagues because they were not Welsh? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Bishop's Castle Town F.C.. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Bishop's Castle Town F.C.), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 00:02, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

TWL HighBeam check-in[edit]

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DYK for London 1 South[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 21 June 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article London 1 South, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the 2016–17 rugby season of London 1 South will feature a national RFU cup champion? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/London 1 South. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, London 1 South), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 00:02, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

DYK for 2016–17 NIFL Premiership[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 1 July 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article 2016–17 NIFL Premiership, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Portadown F.C. will start the 2016–17 NIFL Premiership on −12 points for paying an amateur player? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/2016–17 NIFL Premiership. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, 2016–17 NIFL Premiership), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 00:02, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Flag of Hong Kong (1959–1997)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 1 July 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Flag of Hong Kong (1959–1997), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that since its replacement on 1 July 1997, the former flag of Hong Kong (pictured) is used as a symbol of protest against perceived Chinese interference in Hong Kong? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Flag of Hong Kong (1959–1997). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Flag of Hong Kong (1959–1997)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:01, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Flag of the United States of the Ionian Islands[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 4 July 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Flag of the United States of the Ionian Islands, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that this was the flag of the United States (pictured) in 1815? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Flag of the United States of the Ionian Islands. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Flag of the United States of the Ionian Islands), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 10:03, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

DYK for That's In Queensland[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 13 July 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article That's In Queensland, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that according to the State of Origin viral video, Queensland's everywhere? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/That's In Queensland. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, That's In Queensland), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

Good job with the DYK hook (and the timing!) Mattlore (talk) 00:14, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Flag of Nigeria (1914–1960)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 16 July 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Flag of Nigeria (1914–1960), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the former flag of Nigeria (pictured) features a Jewish Star of David? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Flag of Nigeria (1914–1960). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Flag of Nigeria (1914–1960)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 14:31, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Flag of Tanganyika Territory[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 20 July 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Flag of Tanganyika Territory, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Flag of Tanganyika Territory (pictured) features a giraffe, chosen because it was common within the territory? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Flag of Tanganyika Territory. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Flag of Tanganyika Territory), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:46, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

DYK for God Save the South[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 20 July 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article God Save the South, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that "God Save the South" (sheet music cover pictured) was the unofficial national anthem of the Confederacy? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/God Save the South. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, God Save the South), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:31, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

DYK for John Boyle, 15th Earl of Cork[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 27 July 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article John Boyle, 15th Earl of Cork, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that despite Lords of Ireland being ineligible for election, the Earl of Cork was elected to the British House of Lords? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/John Boyle, 15th Earl of Cork. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, John Boyle, 15th Earl of Cork), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

The DYK project (nominate) 01:01, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Ishe Komborera Africa[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 30 July 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ishe Komborera Africa, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that African CITES delegates sang the former Zimbabwe national anthem "Ishe Komborera Africa" after winning a vote to export African elephant ivory, while conservationists cried? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ishe Komborera Africa. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ishe Komborera Africa), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Flag of Southern Rhodesia[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 2 August 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Flag of Southern Rhodesia, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the colour of the Flag of Southern Rhodesia (pictured) was chosen to match the RAF ensign to protest British treatment of Southern Rhodesia? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Flag of Southern Rhodesia. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Flag of Southern Rhodesia), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 01:41, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of May God have mercy upon your soul[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article May God have mercy upon your soul you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Mr rnddude -- Mr rnddude (talk) 07:21, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of May God have mercy upon your soul[edit]

The article May God have mercy upon your soul you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:May God have mercy upon your soul for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Mr rnddude -- Mr rnddude (talk) 12:01, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of May God have mercy upon your soul[edit]

The article May God have mercy upon your soul you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:May God have mercy upon your soul for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Mr rnddude -- Mr rnddude (talk) 16:41, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Twin Towers (Wembley)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 7 August 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Twin Towers (Wembley), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Twin Towers were viewed as an iconic symbol of Wembley Stadium? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Twin Towers (Wembley). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Twin Towers (Wembley)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 19:27, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Trump Vodka[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 8 August 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Trump Vodka, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Donald Trump never drank Trump Vodka? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Trump Vodka. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Trump Vodka), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 07:42, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

DYK for New York Yankees appearance policy[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 9 August 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article New York Yankees appearance policy, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a player challenging the New York Yankees appearance policy by citing Jesus having long hair was told to walk on water if he wanted to be exempt from it? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/New York Yankees appearance policy. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, New York Yankees appearance policy), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 21:07, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Springbok colours[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Springbok colours you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Miyagawa -- Miyagawa (talk) 10:40, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Springbok colours[edit]

The article Springbok colours you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Springbok colours for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Miyagawa -- Miyagawa (talk) 09:01, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Springbok colours[edit]

The article Springbok colours you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Springbok colours for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Miyagawa -- Miyagawa (talk) 12:21, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Dan Bibby[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 21 August 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Dan Bibby, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Dan Bibby scored the golden point for Great Britain in their recent Olympic rugby sevens quarter-final? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Dan Bibby. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Dan Bibby), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

DYK for George Rex Flag[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 23 August 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article George Rex Flag, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that citizens of the Province of New York unofficially adopted the George Rex Flag (pictured) to protest against freedom of religion granted to Catholics in Quebec? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/George Rex Flag. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, George Rex Flag), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 12:01, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of R v R[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article R v R you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jclemens -- Jclemens (talk) 04:21, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of R v R[edit]

The article R v R you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:R v R for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jclemens -- Jclemens (talk) 04:41, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Flag of Hong Kong (1959–1997)[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Flag of Hong Kong (1959–1997) you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Emir of Wikipedia -- Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 14:41, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge[edit]

Hi there. I've started a new initiative, the Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge. It's a long term goal to bring about 10,000 article improvements to the UK and Ireland. Through two contests involving just six or seven weeks of editing so far we've produced over 1500 improvements. Long term if we have more people chipping it and adding articles they've edited independently as well from all areas of the UK then reaching that target is all possible. I think it would be an amazing achievement to see 10,000 article improvements by editors chipping in. If you support this and think you might want to contribute towards this long term please sign up in the Contributors section. No obligations, just post work on anything you feel like whenever you want, though try to avoid basic stubs if possible as we're trying to reduce the overall stub count and improve general comprehension and quality. Thanks.♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:09, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

Commission Directive 91/71/EEC[edit]

A brilliant read, very entertaining! Is there a million kb list of all the redlinked directives yet? I hate to ask... Gareth E. Kegg (talk) 12:35, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

@Gareth E. Kegg: There is a list of EU directives on Wikipedia, but thankfully it is incomplete as I imagine that no-one has the patience or interest to list every single diktat that the EU issue on every minor detail. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 12:21, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Millwall F.C. in European football[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 31 August 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Millwall F.C. in European football, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Millwall's only campaign in European football was marred by hooliganism? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Millwall F.C. in European football. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Millwall F.C. in European football), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Flag of Hong Kong (1959–1997)[edit]

The article Flag of Hong Kong (1959–1997) you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Flag of Hong Kong (1959–1997) for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Emir of Wikipedia -- Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 11:41, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

DYK nomination of State aid[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of State aid at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! --DYKReviewBot (report bugs) 19:24, 2 September 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Tunbridge Wells Cricket Club[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 6 September 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Tunbridge Wells Cricket Club, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that suffragettes may have burned down Tunbridge Wells Cricket Club's pavilion (current pavilion pictured) because of a reported comment by a Kent official implying that women were admitted strictly to "make the teas"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Tunbridge Wells Cricket Club. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Tunbridge Wells Cricket Club), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

DYK for K2 (tax scheme)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 6 September 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article K2 (tax scheme), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the K2 tax scheme was called "morally wrong" by British Prime Minister David Cameron? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/K2 (tax scheme). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, K2 (tax scheme)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Zimbabwe national football team[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Zimbabwe national football team at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! --DYKReviewBot (report bugs) 15:50, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – An 80th Birthday Portrait[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

DYK for MainView[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 8 September 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article MainView, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Star Trek's Commander Riker used MainView to advertise its use for other enterprises? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/MainView. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, MainView), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Rangers F.C. signing policy[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 10 September 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Rangers F.C. signing policy, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Rangers F.C. did not knowingly sign any Catholic players between the 1920s and 1980s? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Rangers F.C. signing policy), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Commission Directive 91/71/EEC[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 14 September 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Commission Directive 91/71/EEC, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that contrary to popular belief, the EU did not attempt to ban prawn cocktail crisps? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Commission Directive 91/71/EEC. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Commission Directive 91/71/EEC), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

Discussion at Template:Did you know nominations/Oxford Blue (cheese)[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Template:Did you know nominations/Oxford Blue (cheese). North America1000 07:42, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Reviewing my DYK noms (Coin945)[edit]

Hi The C of E! I'm just about to reassess your Template:Did you know nominations/State aid nomination after the comments from Gatoclass. In the meantime, please can you review my two nominations Template:Did you know nominations/Pyst and Template:Did you know nominations/Disney's Animated Storybook? I want to get those approved. :D--Coin945 (talk) 03:42, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Zimbabwe national football team[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 20 September 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Zimbabwe national football team, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Bruce Grobbelaar could not play for the Zimbabwe national football team for a decade, partly because he had a British passport? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Zimbabwe national football team. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Zimbabwe national football team), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:42, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Swords in courts-martial[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 20 September 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Swords in courts-martial, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that British armed forces officers would place their swords on the table at court-martial as a symbol of putting their rank and reputation on hold? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Swords in courts-martial. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Swords in courts-martial), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:42, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

DYK nomination of St Silin's Church[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of St Silin's Church at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 16:38, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Church of England border polls 1915–1916[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 24 September 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Church of England border polls 1915–1916, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Church of England granted women the right to vote in the Church of England border polls 1915–1916 before they were allowed to vote in parliamentary elections? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Church of England border polls 1915–1916. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Church of England border polls 1915–1916), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:01, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Coat of arms of South Africa (1910–2000)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 29 September 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Coat of arms of South Africa (1910–2000), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the South African passport retained the former coat of arms of South Africa (pictured) for seven years after its official replacement? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Coat of arms of South Africa (1910–2000). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Coat of arms of South Africa (1910–2000)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:01, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Carpet court[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 3 October 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Carpet court, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that to reduce injuries, professional tennis tournaments are no longer played on carpet courts? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Carpet court. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Carpet court), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 03:31, 3 October 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Handel's Naturalisation Act 1727[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 6 October 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Handel's Naturalisation Act 1727, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the naturalisation of Handel (pictured) as a British citizen came via an Act of Parliament which required him to enter into communion with the Church of England? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Handel's Naturalisation Act 1727. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Handel's Naturalisation Act 1727), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:01, 6 October 2016 (UTC)

DYK for South Africa Red Ensign[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 8 October 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article South Africa Red Ensign, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the South Africa Red Ensign (pictured) was raised over Windhoek following the British conquest of German South West Africa in 1915? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/South Africa Red Ensign. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, South Africa Red Ensign), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 8 October 2016 (UTC)

DYK for China–Hong Kong football rivalry[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 9 October 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article China–Hong Kong football rivalry, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in 1985, China–Hong Kong football rivalry resulted in China's first recorded case of football hooliganism? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/China–Hong Kong football rivalry. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, China–Hong Kong football rivalry), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:01, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

Hey, like the British Challenge/contests, if you ever do an entry on Africa or Asia add them to the Wikipedia:WikiProject Asia/The 10,000 Challenge and Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The 10,000 Challenge if you can! Great work!♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:20, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Jersey Red Ensign[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 10 October 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Jersey Red Ensign, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the States of Jersey were obliged to ask permission from Queen Elizabeth II in order to adopt the Jersey Red Ensign, because it contained the Jersey Arms with Plantagenet crown? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Jersey Red Ensign. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Jersey Red Ensign), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:01, 10 October 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Flag of Guernsey[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 14 October 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Flag of Guernsey, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Flag of Guernsey (pictured) is based on a banner used by Duke William the Bastard of Normandy during the Battle of Hastings? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Flag of Guernsey. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Flag of Guernsey), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:01, 14 October 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Athletic Bilbao signing policy[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 14 October 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Athletic Bilbao signing policy, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that since 1912, Spanish association football club Athletic Bilbao only fields players with ancestry from the Basque Country? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Athletic Bilbao signing policy. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Athletic Bilbao signing policy), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 14 October 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Ishe Komborera Africa[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Ishe Komborera Africa you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jaguar -- Jaguar (talk) 19:20, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Ishe Komborera Africa[edit]

The article Ishe Komborera Africa you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Ishe Komborera Africa for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jaguar -- Jaguar (talk) 21:20, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

Congrats! Remember to put up the articles at bottom of Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The Africa Destubathon too!♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:16, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Ishe Komborera Africa[edit]

The article Ishe Komborera Africa you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Ishe Komborera Africa for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jaguar -- Jaguar (talk) 11:21, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Flag of Taunton, Massachusetts[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 21 October 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Flag of Taunton, Massachusetts, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Taunton Flag (pictured) was one of the first flags used in British North America prior to the American Revolution to express dissent against the British authorities? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Flag of Taunton, Massachusetts. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Flag of Taunton, Massachusetts), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Chris Woodrich (talk)) 00:01, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

DYK for St Silin's Church[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 24 October 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article St Silin's Church, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the parish of St Silin's contains a part of England under the jurisdiction of the Church in Wales? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/St Silin's Church. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, St Silin's Church), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:37, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Ex Unitate Vires[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 27 October 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ex Unitate Vires, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that while visiting segregated South Africa in 1947, George VI noticed the national motto Ex Unitate Vires on a tablecloth and said, "Not much bloody Unitate about this place!"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ex Unitate Vires. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ex Unitate Vires), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 01:11, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Flag of Trenton, Georgia[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 28 October 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Flag of Trenton, Georgia, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Trenton, Georgia, adopted a version of the previous state flag (pictured) to protest the state changing its flag? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Flag of Trenton, Georgia. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Flag of Trenton, Georgia), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:08, 28 October 2016 (UTC)

Started Wikipedia:WikiProject United States/The 50,000 Challenge, any US entries welcome! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:04, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

Nomination of Flag of Trenton, Georgia for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Flag of Trenton, Georgia is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Flag of Trenton, Georgia until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Brianga (talk) 15:10, 28 October 2016 (UTC)

New Page Reviewer granted[edit]

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Hello The C of E. Your account has been added to the "New page reviewers" user group, allowing you to review new pages and mark them as patrolled, tag them for maintenance issues, or in some cases, tag them for deletion. The list of articles awaiting review is located at the New Pages Feed. New page reviewing is a vital function for policing the quality of the encylopedia, if you have not already done so, you must read the new tutorial at New Pages Review, the linked guides and essays, and fully understand the various deletion criteria.

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Your GA nomination of Rangers F.C. signing policy[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Rangers F.C. signing policy you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jaguar -- Jaguar (talk) 15:21, 30 October 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Rangers F.C. signing policy[edit]

The article Rangers F.C. signing policy you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Rangers F.C. signing policy for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jaguar -- Jaguar (talk) 19:21, 30 October 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Flag of Southern Rhodesia[edit]

The article Flag of Southern Rhodesia you nominated as a good article has failed Symbol oppose vote.svg; see Talk:Flag of Southern Rhodesia for reasons why the nomination failed. If or when these points have been taken care of, you may apply for a new nomination of the article. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Emir of Wikipedia -- Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 22:21, 30 October 2016 (UTC)

WikiCup 2016 November newsletter: Final results[edit]

The final round of the 2016 WikiCup is over. Congratulations to the 2016 WikiCup top three finalists:

In addition to recognizing the achievements of the top finishers and everyone who worked hard to make it to the final round, we also want to recognize those participants who were most productive in each of the WikiCup scoring categories:

  • Featured Article – Cas Liber (actually a three-way tie with themselves for two FAs in each of R2, R3, and R5).
  • Good Article – MPJ-DK had 14 GAs promoted in R3.
  • Featured List – England Calvin999 (submissions) produced 2 FLs in R2
  • Featured Pictures – Adam Cuerden restored 18 images to FP status in R4.
  • Featured Portal – Yakutsk SSTflyer (submissions) produced the only FPO of the Cup in R2.
  • Featured Topic – Connecticut Cyclonebiskit (submissions) and Calvin were each responsible for one FT in R3 and R2, respectively.
  • Good Topic – MPJ-DK created a GT with 9 GAs in R5.
  • Did You Know – MPJ-DK put 53 DYKs on the main page in R4.
  • In The News – India Dharmadhyaksha (submissions) and New York City Muboshgu (submissions), each with 5 ITN, both in R4.
  • Good Article Review – MPJ-DK completed 61 GARs in R2.

Over the course of the 2016 WikiCup the following content was added to Wikipedia (only reporting on fixed value categories): 17 Featured Articles, 183 Good Articles, 8 Featured Lists, 87 Featured Pictures, 40 In The News, and 321 Good Article Reviews. Thank you to all the competitors for your hard work and what you have done to improve Wikipedia.--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:52, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

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WikiProject Good Articles's 2016-2017 GA Cup[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2016-2017 GA Cup
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Greetings, all!

We would like to announce the start of the 4th GA Cup, a competition that seeks to encourage the reviewing of Good article nominations! Thus far, there have been three GA Cups, which were successful in reaching our goals of significantly reducing the traditionally long queue at GAN, so we're doing it again. Currently, there are over 400 nominations listed. We hope that we can again make an impact this time.

The 4th GA Cup will begin on November 1, 2016. Four rounds are currently scheduled (which will bring the competition to a close on February 28, 2017), but this may change based on participant numbers. We may take a break in December for the holidays, depending on the results of a poll of our participants taken shortly after the competition begins. The sign-up and submissions process will remain the same, as will the scoring.

Sign-ups for the upcoming competition are currently open and will close on November 14, 2016. Everyone is welcome to join; new and old editors, so sign-up now!

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WP:Signpost[edit]

And we have WikiCup report! Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:08, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Nomination of List of English Football League and National League stadiums with terracing for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article List of English Football League and National League stadiums with terracing is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of English Football League and National League stadiums with terracing until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Spiderone 10:10, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

Nomination of List of stadium stands by capacity for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article List of stadium stands by capacity is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of stadium stands by capacity until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. – PeeJay 15:13, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

User group: New Page Reviewr[edit]

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Hello The C of E.

Based on the patrols you made of new pages during a qualifying period in 2016, your account has been added to the "New page reviewers" user group, allowing you to review new pages and mark them as patrolled, tag them for maintenance issues, or in some cases, tag them for deletion. The list of articles awaiting review is located at the New Pages Feed.

New page reviewing is a vital function for policing the quality of the encylopedia, if you have not already done so, you must read the new tutorial at New Pages Review, the linked guides and essays, and fully understand the various deletion criteria. If you need more help or wish to discuss the process, please join or start a thread at page reviewer talk.

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svgHello, The C of E. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

New Page Review - newsletter[edit]

Hello The C of E,
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Breaking the back of the backlog
We now have 650 New Page Reviewers! Most of you requested the user right to be able to do something about the huge backlog. Now it's time for action.
Mid July to 01 Oct 2016

If each reviewer does only 10 reviews a day over five days, the backlog will be down to zero and the daily input can then be processed by each reviewer doing only 2 or 3 reviews a day - that's about 5 minutes work!
Let's get that over and done with in time to relax for the holidays.

Second set of eyes

Not only are New Page Reviewers the guardians of quality of new articles, they are also in a position to ensure that pages are being correctly tagged for deletion and maintenance and that new authors are not being bitten. This is an important feature of your work. Read about it at the new Monitoring the system section in the tutorial.

Getting the tools we need - 2016 WMF Wishlist Survey: Please vote

With some tweaks to their look, and some additional features, Page Curation and New Pages Feed could easily be the best tools for patrollers and reviewers. We've listed most of what what we need at the 2016 WMF Wishlist Survey. Voting starts on 28 November - please turn out to make our bid the Foundation's top priority. Please help also by improving or commenting on our Wishlist entry at the Community Wishlist Survey. Many other important user suggestions are listed at at Page Curation.


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DYK for State aid (European Union)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 7 December 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article State aid (European Union), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the European Commission ruled the Republic of Ireland's tax benefits to Apple were an illegal form of state aid, and the company would have to pay €13 billion in back tax as a result? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, State aid (European Union)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

BBC 12-hour Editathon - large influx of new pages & drafts expected[edit]

New Page Reviewers are asked to be especially on the look out 08:00-20:00 UTC (that's local London time - check your USA and AUS times) on Thursday 8 December for new pages. The BBC together with Wikimedia UK is holding a large 12-hour editathon. Many new articles and drafts are expected. See BBC 100 Women 2016: How to join our edit-a-thon. Follow also on #100womenwiki, and please, don't bite the newbies :) (user:Kudpung for NPR. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:55, 7 December 2016 (UTC))

New Page Review - newsletter #2[edit]

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Please help reduce the New Page backlog

This is our second request. The backlog is still growing. Your help is needed now - just a few minutes each day.

Getting the tools we need

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WikiCup December newsletter: WikiCup 2017[edit]

On 1 January 2017, WikiCup 2017 (the 10th Annual WikiCup) will begin. This year we are trying something a little different – monetary prizes.

For the WC2017 the prizes will be as follows (amounts are based in US$ and will be awarded in the form of an online Amazon gift certificate):

  • First place – $200
  • Second & Third place – $50 each
  • Category prizes – $25 per category (which will be limited to FA, FL, FP, GA, and DYK for 2017). Winning a category prize does not require making it to the final round.

Note: Monetary prizes are a one-year experiment for 2017 and may or may not be continued in the future. In order to be eligible to receive any of the prizes above, the competing Wikipedia account must have a valid/active email address.

After two years as a WikiCup judge, Figureskatingfan is stepping down. We thank her for her contributions as a WikiCup judge. We are pleased to announce that our newest judge is two-time WikiCup champion Cwmhiraeth.

The judges for the 2017 WikiCup are Godot13 (talk · contribs · email), Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs), and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email).

Signups are open now and will remain open until 5 February 2017. You can sign up here.

If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send.MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:03, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Give Thanks With a Grateful Heart[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 24 December 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Give Thanks With a Grateful Heart, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Christian song "Give Thanks With a Grateful Heart" was credited as unknown authorship when first released in 1986, despite being written by Henry Smith in 1978? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Give Thanks With a Grateful Heart. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Give Thanks With a Grateful Heart), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

DYK for The Babe in Bethlem's Manger[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 25 December 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article The Babe in Bethlem's Manger, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that "The Babe in Bethlem's Manger" is thought to be a traditional Kentish folk carol but its tune is described as being "very much of the 18th century"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/The Babe in Bethlem's Manger. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, The Babe in Bethlem's Manger), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 25 December 2016 (UTC)

Your DYK nom of The Three Kings includes a link to a dab page[edit]

Hi, I'm not doing the DYK review of your nomination., but when I was adding mine I saw your hook includes a link to Epiphany which is a dab page (its also in the article) - I presume that is not intentional, but I don't know which article it should be linking to.— Rod talk 09:16, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Possible New Page[edit]

Hello! I have been directed here by Cwmhiraeth, to ask if you would co-operate with me in writing a new football article and nominate it for DYK (as apparently you tend to do that), so we can both get some WikiCup points! Thanks, Tube Geek 77 (talk) 21:30, 2 January 2017 (UTC) PS my idea was a bout the moth infestation before the Euro 2016 final.

DYK for The Three Kings[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 6 January 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article The Three Kings, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Epiphany anthem "The Three Kings" describes the visit of the Biblical Magi to the baby Jesus (pictured)? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/The Three Kings. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, The Three Kings), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of 1953 Alcoa Aluminum advertisement[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of 1953 Alcoa Aluminum advertisement at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 10:08, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

About Athletic de Bilbao signing policy[edit]

Dear The C of E, I saw you undid an edit of mine that questioned "ethnicity" being a factor in the Athletic signing policy. I have provided some links that in my opinion support it's not (the key factor being the origin club of the player). We are discussing it in the talk page, [[1]]. Could you please comment the issue with us? Thank you! Eleder (talk) 15:04, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Derry City Ladies F.C.[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 22 January 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Derry City Ladies F.C., which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Derry City Ladies F.C. play football in the Northern Irish leagues while their men's team play in the Republic of Ireland's? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Derry City Ladies F.C.. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Derry City Ladies F.C.), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Church of England Marriage Measure 2008[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 23 January 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Church of England Marriage Measure 2008, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Church of England Marriage Measure 2008 gave couples the legal right to get married in any parish where their parents or grandparents were married, but not in any cathedral? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Church of England Marriage Measure 2008. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Church of England Marriage Measure 2008), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

DYK for PSNI GAA[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 25 January 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article PSNI GAA, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that for security purposes, Gaelic games club PSNI GAA players do not have their names published? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/PSNI GAA. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, PSNI GAA), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Schwede66 00:01, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Irish Guards GAA[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 30 January 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Irish Guards GAA, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in 2015, the Irish Guards GAA became the first British Army Gaelic games club to join the Gaelic Athletic Association? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Irish Guards GAA. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Irish Guards GAA), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 09:56, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

Collaboration request[edit]

Hi The C of E, came across the new article on Antonín Cyril Stojan, which I feel could be suitable for DYK. I have done some work on it, but not sure if it is quite ready. I will go ahead and nominate it soon, but would appreciate any input which you may be able to give while the initial seven days elapse. Of course it's eligible for the WikiCup too. So please consider it. Thanks, C679 14:20, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

New Page Review - newsletter No.2[edit]

Hello The C of E,
Wikipedia New page reviewer.svg
A HUGE backlog

We now have 650 New Page Reviewers!
Most of us requested the user right at PERM, expressing a wish to be able to do something about the huge backlog, but the chart on the right does not demonstrate any changes to the pre-user-right levels of October.

Hitting 17,000 soon

The backlog is still steadily growing at a rate of 150 a day or 4,650 a month. Only 20 reviews a day by each reviewer over the next few days would bring the backlog down to a managable level and the daily input can then be processed by each reviewer doing only 2 or 3 reviews a day - that's about 5 minutes work!
It didn't work in time to relax for the Xmas/New Year holidays. Let's see if we can achieve our goal before Easter, otherwise by Thanksgiving it will be closer to 70,000.

Second set of eyes

Remember that we are the only guardians of quality of new articles, we alone have to ensure that pages are being correctly tagged by non-Reviewer patrollers and that new authors are not being bitten.

Abuse

This is even more important and extra vigilance is required considering Orangemoody, and

  1. this very recent case of paid advertising by a Reviewer resulting in a community ban.
  2. this case in January of paid advertising by a Reviewer, also resulting in a community ban.
  3. This Reviewer is indefinitely blocked for sockpuppetry.

Coordinator election[edit]

Kudpung is stepping down after 6 years as unofficial coordinator of New Page Patrolling/Reviewing. There is enough work for two people and two coords are now required. Details are at NPR Coordinators; nominate someone or nominate yourself. Date for the actual suffrage will be published later.


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Template:Did you know nominations/2000 Miami Dolphins season[edit]

The C of E, there has been a response to the issues you raised in this review. Please return as soon as you can to resume the review, or ping me here to let me know if you don't plan on returning to it. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 07:34, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Presidential M&M's[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 12 February 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Presidential M&M's, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Presidential M&M's are given as gifts to guests of the President of the United States? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Presidential M&M's. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Presidential M&M's), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:45, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

ENGVAR[edit]

See Talk:Presidential_M&M's#American_English. HalfGig talk 14:45, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

Very sorry that removal happened to you but at least it got flipped back fairly soon. HalfGig talk 15:59, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Hi, congratulations for your work at Presidential M&M's and for promoting it to DYK. Great article, keep up the amazing work! ComputerJA () 16:31, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

thought it might amuse you...[edit]

I took a look at your user page and played the sound file at the top. I was about ten seconds from pointing out to you that horrible vandalism of your user page (to place a patriotic American song on the user page of such an obviously patriotic British editor) when it occurred to me that a lot of patriotic American songs have stolen their melodies from elsewhere. At which point I promptly remembered hearing this before, in the Olympics.

Just doing my duty to spread the 'Murikan way of life. ᛗᛁᛟᛚᚾᛁᚱPants Tell me all about it. 21:03, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

New Page Review-Patrolling: Coordinator elections[edit]

Your last chance to nominate yourself or any New Page Reviewer, See Wikipedia talk:New pages patrol/Coordination. Elections begin Monday 20 February 23:59 UTC. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:17, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 19 February 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells is a term given to people, traditionally ascribed as being from Royal Tunbridge Wells, who write letters of incensed conservative moral outrage? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:01, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells[edit]

Cute article, especially since I'm an uncultured American. I am, however, confused by this line:

"Although most Americans would not fully understand the reference, the town—which was the only council area in Kent to vote by a majority for Remain—was nonetheless considered to be a symbol of middle England."

Is it referring to Brexit or something? Cheers. —Deckiller (t-c-l) 09:09, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

@Deckiller: It was supposed to refer to Americans not understanding what "Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells" meant as per the source, the stuff about being the only area in Kent to vote remain was added by someone else and not by me which I think did break up the intent of the sentence. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 10:19, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
Everything seems to relate to Brexit these days...but I digress. —Deckiller (t-c-l) 10:31, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

New Page Review - newsletter No.3[edit]

Hello The C of E,
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Voting for coordinators has now begun HERE and will continue through/to 23:59 UTC Monday 06 March. Please be sure to vote. Any registered, confirmed editor can vote. Nominations are now closed.

Still a MASSIVE backlog

We now have 650 New Page Reviewers but despite numerous appeals for help, the backlog has NOT been significantly reduced.
If you asked for the New Page Reviewer right, please consider investing a bit of time - every little helps preventing spam and trash entering the mainspace and Google when the 'NO_INDEX' tags expire.


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Nomination of Burnley 0–1 Lincoln City (2017) for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Burnley 0–1 Lincoln City (2017) is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Burnley 0–1 Lincoln City (2017) until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Grondemar 15:32, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

DYK for 2017 EFL Cup Final[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 26 February 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article 2017 EFL Cup Final, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Southampton reached the 2017 EFL Cup Final against Manchester United today without conceding a goal? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/2017 EFL Cup Final. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, 2017 EFL Cup Final), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:02, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Tomahawk chop[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Tomahawk chop at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Edwardx (talk) 20:50, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

March 2017 WikiCup newsletter[edit]

And so ends the first round of the competition, with 4 points required to qualify for round 2. It would have been 5 points, but when a late entrant was permitted to join the contest in February, a promise was made that his inclusion would not result in the exclusion of any other competitor. To achieve this, the six entrants that had the lowest positive score of 4 points have been added to the 64 people who otherwise would have qualified. As a result, some of the groups have nine contestants rather than eight. Our top four scorers in round 1 were:

  • Scotland Cas Liber, last year's winner, led the field with two featured articles on birds and a total score of 674.
  • European Union Iry-Hor, a WikiCup newcomer, came next with a featured article, a good article and a tally of 282 bonus points for a score of 517. All these points came from the article Nyuserre Ini, an Ancient Egyptian pharaoh,
  • Japan 1989, another WikiCup newcomer, was in joint third place at 240. 1989 has claimed points for two featured lists and one good article relating to anime and comedy series, all of which were awarded bonus points.
  • South Australia Peacemaker67 shared third place with five good articles and thirteen good article reviews, mostly on naval vessels. He is also new to the competition.

The largest number of DYKs have been submitted by Vivvt and The C of E, who each claimed for seven, and MBlaze Lightning achieved eight articles at ITN. Carbrera and Peacemaker67 each claimed for five GAs and Krishna Chaitanya Velaga was well out in front for GARs, having reviewed 32. No featured pictures, featured topics or good topics yet, but we have achieved three featured articles and a splendid total of fifty good articles.

So, on to the second round. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 1 but before the start of round 2 can be claimed in round 2. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is a good article candidate, a featured process, or anything else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13, Sturmvogel 66 and Cwmhiraeth 13:52, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Assembly Members (Reduction of Numbers) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 2 March 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Assembly Members (Reduction of Numbers) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Northern Ireland Assembly will lose 18 MLAs because of the Assembly Members (Reduction of Numbers) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016, effective at the snap election today? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Assembly Members (Reduction of Numbers) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Assembly Members (Reduction of Numbers) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 12:02, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Ritchie333 -- Ritchie333 (talk) 11:41, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells[edit]

The article Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Ritchie333 -- Ritchie333 (talk) 18:21, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

DYK for The U.D.I. Song[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 11 March 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article The U.D.I. Song, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Rhodesian folk song "The U.D.I. Song" was written by a Northern Rhodesian and first performed by a South African? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/The U.D.I. Song. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, The U.D.I. Song), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 12:01, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Burnley 0–1 Lincoln City (2017)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 11 March 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Burnley 0–1 Lincoln City (2017), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Lincoln City's win over Burnley meant that they became the first non-league football club to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals in 103 years? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Burnley 0–1 Lincoln City (2017). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Burnley 0–1 Lincoln City (2017)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 12:02, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Home Run Apple[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Home Run Apple at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 12:33, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Manchester Gorton by-election, 2017[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 12 March 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Manchester Gorton by-election, 2017, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the 2017 Manchester Gorton by-election was called after the death of the Father of the House? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Manchester Gorton by-election, 2017. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Manchester Gorton by-election, 2017), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:02, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

R. v. Gowan[edit]

I've addressed your concerns here: Template:Did you know nominations/R. v. Gowan. Futurist110 (talk) 00:45, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

I've responded again there in response to your latest comment there. Futurist110 (talk) 20:03, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Reich Ministry of Transport[edit]

Mifter (talk) 12:02, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells[edit]

The article Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Ritchie333 -- Ritchie333 (talk) 22:41, 14 March 2017 (UTC)

DYK for South African Defence Force Ensign[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 21 March 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article South African Defence Force Ensign, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the South African National Defence Force initially used the South African Defence Force Ensign (pictured), which contained the former flag of South Africa, despite the adoption of a new national flag? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/South African Defence Force Ensign. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, South African Defence Force Ensign), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Field goal (rugby)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 22 March 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Field goal (rugby), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that field goals in rugby union, which were worth the same number of points as tries, were abolished in 1905? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Field goal (rugby). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Field goal (rugby)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:02, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Flag of Southern Rhodesia[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Flag of Southern Rhodesia you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of HaEr48 -- HaEr48 (talk) 17:21, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Flag of Southern Rhodesia[edit]

The article Flag of Southern Rhodesia you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Flag of Southern Rhodesia for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of HaEr48 -- HaEr48 (talk) 18:21, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

Consolation prize[edit]

Tank on Flamenco Beach 2.jpg In lieu of a DYK
If you can't have a DYK, you still can have a Barnstar. Good effort. This is not a prediction on the outcome of the discussions. 7&6=thirteen () 15:05, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Fucking sign[edit]

You and I have been accused of collusion. Didn't happen. I deny it. And am mad as hell. But you should be aware. 7&6=thirteen () 19:24, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

I guess that's what happens when you see a "comprehensive QPQ review" concluded within 12 minutes of a nomination. The Rambling Man (talk) 19:30, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
How hard is any of that? Is there a question about that too? You saying there wasn't a QPQ? Prove it. Fucking witch hunt. 7&6=thirteen () 19:52, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
Only just noticed this vile response. No, I didn't say there wasn't a QPQ. Read it properly. The Rambling Man (talk) 12:10, 31 March 2017 (UTC)
It was appropriate in more ways than one. 7&6=thirteen () 12:11, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

Incomplete DYK nomination[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Template:Did you know nominations/Fucking sign at the Did You Know nominations page is not complete; if you would like to continue, please link the nomination to the nominations page as described in step 3 of the nomination procedure. If you do not want to continue with the nomination, tag the nomination page with {{db-g7}}, or ask a DYK admin. Thank you. DYKHousekeepingBot (talk) 04:04, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

QPQ?[edit]

Thank you for looking at my DYK nomination, but what is a QPQ please? Alansplodge (talk) 11:55, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

Okay, thanks. I'll give it a bash later. Alansplodge (talk) 12:59, 31 March 2017 (UTC)
QPQ now done for Template:Did you know nominations/SS Tyndareus. Thanks for your patience, I was waiting for an easy one! Alansplodge (talk) 19:19, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Robert Rinder[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 1 April 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Robert Rinder, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Judge Rinder is not a judge? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Robert Rinder. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Robert Rinder), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:01, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Londonderry Borough Police[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 1 April 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Londonderry Borough Police, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that thrust into a difficult situation, Horney Dicks failed to satisfy? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Londonderry Borough Police. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Londonderry Borough Police), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:03, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Wayne Shaw (footballer)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 1 April 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Wayne Shaw (footballer), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Roly Poly Goalie ate all the pies? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Wayne Shaw (footballer). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Wayne Shaw (footballer)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 12:01, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Robin Hood v. United States[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 1 April 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Robin Hood v. United States, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Robin Hood sued the United States? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Robin Hood v. United States. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Robin Hood v. United States), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 12:01, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

DYK for The Winker's Song (Misprint)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 1 April 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article The Winker's Song (Misprint), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a song about masturbation was written by Ivor Biggun and recommended by Johnny Rotten? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/The Winker's Song (Misprint). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, The Winker's Song (Misprint)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 12:02, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

DYK for 1953 Alcoa Aluminum advertisement[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 1 April 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article 1953 Alcoa Aluminum advertisement, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a woman can open a bottle? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/1953 Alcoa Aluminum advertisement. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, 1953 Alcoa Aluminum advertisement), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 12:02, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Tal's Hill[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 1 April 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Tal's Hill, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that baseball players fall down on the Grassy Knoll? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Tal's Hill. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Tal's Hill), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 12:02, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Mount Davis (Oakland)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 3 April 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Mount Davis (Oakland), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Oakland Athletics' management refuses to remove the tarp from Mount Davis (pictured) unless the team reaches the World Series? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Mount Davis (Oakland). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Mount Davis (Oakland)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:01, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Home Run Apple[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 4 April 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Home Run Apple, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that New York Mets fans once booed the Home Run Apple for over two minutes because it was not raised for a Mets home run? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Home Run Apple. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Home Run Apple), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:01, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Flag of Southern Rhodesia[edit]

The article Flag of Southern Rhodesia you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Flag of Southern Rhodesia for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of HaEr48 -- HaEr48 (talk) 05:21, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

Wrigley Field ivy[edit]

Thanks for making that change. I'm a bit hesitant to put this in the lead slot, since we had Mount Davis (Oakland) on April 2 and also ran your Home Run Apple hook on April 3. While I'm a big baseball fan, not everyone at DYK is. Yoninah (talk) 21:44, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

Oh. Now I see on your talk page that Mount Davis got over 20,000 hits. Wow! And the Chicago Cubs are reigning world champions. So I will move it up ... Yoninah (talk) 21:46, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Big A Sign[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 7 April 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Big A Sign, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the halo on the Big A Sign (pictured) lights up to tell passing motorists of a Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball win? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Big A Sign. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Big A Sign), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:01, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Wrigley Field ivy[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 11 April 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Wrigley Field ivy, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that any baseballs that get hit and lodged in the Wrigley Field ivy (pictured) score the batter a double? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Wrigley Field ivy. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Wrigley Field ivy), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:01, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Take Up Thy Cross, The Saviour Said[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 14 April 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Take Up Thy Cross, The Saviour Said, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Good Friday hymn "Take Up Thy Cross, The Saviour Said" was one of two American works included in the Church of England's Hymns Ancient and Modern? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Take Up Thy Cross, The Saviour Said. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Take Up Thy Cross, The Saviour Said), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:01, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

DYK nominations[edit]

Hello C of E, My apologies for the problems at DYK earlier. Obviously things have changed a bit since I was last there, with this approved nominations page. Is this something I'm expected to do from now on with the nominations I review?--Ykraps (talk) 10:33, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

@Ykraps: No, you don't have to do anything different. All the system is now is that once nominations are approved, then they get moved to the new "approved" page. It's just that the bot doesn't read special requests so those ones just need to be manually moved either from the nominations page or moved down on the "approved" page. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 10:41, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
Gotcha! Thanks Ykraps (talk) 19:42, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

May 2017 WikiCup newsletter[edit]

The second round of the competition has now closed, with just under 100 points being required to qualify for round 3. YellowEvan just scraped into the next round with 98 points but we have to say goodbye to the thirty or so competitors who didn't achieve this threshold; thank you for the useful contributions you have made to the Cup and Wikipedia. Our top scorers in round 2 were:

  • Scotland Cas Liber, led the field with five featured articles, four on birds and one on astronomy, and a total score of 2049, half of which came from bonus points.
  • Japan 1989 was in second place with 826 points, 466 of which were bonus points. 1989 has claimed points mostly relating to anime and Japanese-related articles.
  • South Australia Peacemaker67 took third place with two FAs, one GA and seven GARs, mostly on naval vessels or military personnel, scoring 543 points.
  • Other contestants who scored over 400 points were Freikorp, Carbrera, and Czar. Of course all these points are now wiped out and the 32 remaining contestants start again from zero in round 3.

Vivvt submitted the largest number of DYKs (30), and MBlaze Lightning achieved 13 articles at ITN. Carbrera claimed for 11 GAs and Argento Surfer performed the most GARs, having reviewed 11. So far we have achieved 38 featured articles and a splendid 132 good articles. Commendably, 279 GARs have been achieved so far, more than double the number of GAs.

So, on to the third round. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 2 but before the start of round 3 can be claimed in round 3. Remember too that you must claim your points within 10 days of "earning" them. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13, Sturmvogel 66 and Cwmhiraeth 13:16, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Dennis Coralluzzo[edit]

The ECW section needs looked at. There are some screwy quotes and it talks about "him folding NWA:Eastern Championship Wrestling"...but doesn't say it was Tod Gordon, it had previously. Also one Coralluzzo quote says that "he the the...". (talk page stalker) CrashUnderride 06:32, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Flag of Weihaiwei[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 10 May 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Flag of Weihaiwei, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the flag of Weihaiwei (pictured) was redesigned to include Mandarin ducks, as it was felt inappropriate to have a Chinese imperial dragon on a British flag? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Flag of Weihaiwei. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Flag of Weihaiwei), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 04:52, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Lloyds Bank RFC[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 12 May 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Lloyds Bank RFC, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in 2000, Lloyds Bank RFC's ground was sold by Lloyds TSB, which meant the club had to groundshare with a rival bank? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Lloyds Bank RFC. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Lloyds Bank RFC), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 04:23, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Women's Super Rugby[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 18 May 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Women's Super Rugby, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the newly established Women's Super Rugby league will include Gloucester-Hartpury Women, Harlequins Ladies, Loughborough Students (Lightning), and Waterloo Ladies, but will exclude a team that has been in the top flight for 15 years? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Women's Super Rugby. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Women's Super Rugby), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:03, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Gloucester-Hartpury Women[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 18 May 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Gloucester-Hartpury Women, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the newly established Women's Super Rugby league will include Gloucester-Hartpury Women, Harlequins Ladies, Loughborough Students (Lightning), and Waterloo Ladies, but will exclude a team that has been in the top flight for 15 years? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Gloucester-Hartpury Women), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:03, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Harlequins Ladies[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 18 May 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Harlequins Ladies, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the newly established Women's Super Rugby league will include Gloucester-Hartpury Women, Harlequins Ladies, Loughborough Students (Lightning), and Waterloo Ladies, but will exclude a team that has been in the top flight for 15 years? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Harlequins Ladies), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:03, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Loughborough Students (Lightning)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 18 May 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Loughborough Students (Lightning), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the newly established Women's Super Rugby league will include Gloucester-Hartpury Women, Harlequins Ladies, Loughborough Students (Lightning), and Waterloo Ladies, but will exclude a team that has been in the top flight for 15 years? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Loughborough Students (Lightning)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:03, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Waterloo Ladies[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 18 May 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Waterloo Ladies, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the newly established Women's Super Rugby league will include Gloucester-Hartpury Women, Harlequins Ladies, Loughborough Students (Lightning), and Waterloo Ladies, but will exclude a team that has been in the top flight for 15 years? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Waterloo Ladies), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:04, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Victoria Stadium (Gibraltar)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 20 May 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Victoria Stadium (Gibraltar), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in 2007, some UEFA members voted against allowing Gibraltar membership because Victoria Stadium was built on disputed land? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Victoria Stadium (Gibraltar). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Victoria Stadium (Gibraltar)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:03, 20 May 2017 (UTC)

New Page Review - Newsletter No.4[edit]

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DYK nomination of Fionn McLoughlin[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Fionn McLoughlin at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 17:32, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Local Government (Religious etc. Observances) Act 2015[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 22 May 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Local Government (Religious etc. Observances) Act 2015, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the UK Local Government (Religious etc. Observances) Act 2015 was created to affirm the right to hold council prayers after the High Court had ruled them unlawful? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Local Government (Religious etc. Observances) Act 2015. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Local Government (Religious etc. Observances) Act 2015), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:05, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

Incomplete DYK nomination[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Template:Did you know nominations/2017–18 RFU Championship at the Did You Know nominations page is not complete; if you would like to continue, please link the nomination to the nominations page as described in step 3 of the nomination procedure. If you do not want to continue with the nomination, tag the nomination page with {{db-g7}}, or ask a DYK admin. Thank you. DYKHousekeepingBot (talk) 10:49, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK for 2017 FA Cup Final[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 27 May 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article 2017 FA Cup Final, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Arsenal are looking to win a record 13th FA Cup at the FA Cup Final against Chelsea today? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/2017 FA Cup Final. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, 2017 FA Cup Final), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:02, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

Hi, great job on this timely hook! Just a reminder that you'll have to wait to see the next day's hits and do that VX − (VX−1 + VX+1) / 2 equation before posting this on the stats page, since the article is drawing about 4,000 daily hits unrelated to DYK. Best, Yoninah (talk) 10:02, 28 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Mandatory eight count[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Mandatory eight count at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Nick Moyes (talk) 20:36, 28 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Malcolm Kirk[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 1 June 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Malcolm Kirk, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that it was initially claimed by newspapers that "King Kong" Kirk died after being splashed by Big Daddy Shirley Crabtree in a wrestling match? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Malcolm Kirk. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Malcolm Kirk), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:33, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Flag of the Orange Order[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Flag of the Orange Order at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Hawkeye7 (talk) 23:40, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Marriage (Wales) Act 2010[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 3 June 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Marriage (Wales) Act 2010, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Marriage (Wales) Act 2010 was passed by Parliament to bring the marriage law of the disestablished Church in Wales into line with the established Church of England? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Marriage (Wales) Act 2010. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Marriage (Wales) Act 2010), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:02, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Tomahawk chop[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 4 June 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Tomahawk chop, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that fans of the Atlanta Braves were asked to stop doing the tomahawk chop with foam tomahawks, as it was viewed as a mockery of Native Americans? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Tomahawk chop. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Tomahawk chop), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:05, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Dennis Coralluzzo[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 6 June 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Dennis Coralluzzo, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that comments made by National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) president Dennis Coralluzzo led to Extreme Championship Wrestling breaking away from the NWA? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Dennis Coralluzzo. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Dennis Coralluzzo), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:02, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Commissioner of Weihaiwei[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 6 June 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Commissioner of Weihaiwei, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the first civil Commissioner of Weihaiwei oversaw the transformation of the territory from a planned British naval base to a holiday resort? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Commissioner of Weihaiwei. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Commissioner of Weihaiwei), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:02, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Breathe on Me, Breath of God[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Breathe on Me, Breath of God at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Lepricavark (talk) 00:43, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Kum-A-Kye at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Philafrenzy (talk) 21:39, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

DYK for 999 phone charging myth[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 14 June 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article 999 phone charging myth, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that contrary to the urban myth, dialing 999 does not charge mobile phone batteries? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/999 phone charging myth. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, 999 phone charging myth), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:44, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Oscar Wilde Memorial Sculpture[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 15 June 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Oscar Wilde Memorial Sculpture, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Oscar Wilde Memorial Sculpture (pictured) is nicknamed "The Queer with the Leer" and "The Fag on the Crag"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Oscar Wilde Memorial Sculpture. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Oscar Wilde Memorial Sculpture), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:27, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Fionn McLoughlin[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 15 June 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Fionn McLoughlin, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that rugby union player Fionn McLoughlin represented both Ireland and Wales in youth internationals? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Fionn McLoughlin. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Fionn McLoughlin), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:27, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

Re: Oscar Wilde Memorial Sculpture[edit]

I hope you don't mind, I returned the Wiki Loves Pride banner to the article's talk page. I made some improvements to the article, and the banner is meant to show LGBT-related articles created or improved during the month of June. I won't add back the WikiProject LGBT studies banner, but I hope you'll let the WLP banner stay. Thanks! ---Another Believer (Talk) 15:14, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Arson in royal dockyards‎[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 16 June 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Arson in royal dockyards‎, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that arson in royal dockyards‎ was one of the last four crimes in the United Kingdom to carry the death penalty? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Arson in royal dockyards‎. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Arson in royal dockyards‎), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:12, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

Kent Rugby Football Union[edit]

Hi C of E. Appreciate the additions you have made to the Kent RFU page. Always good to have contributions to rugby union pages - there's not enough of us on Wikipedia. Will be updating cup competitions very soon so keep an eye out as you may have information I do not. Cheers. Jgjsmith006 (talk) 16:48, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Mandatory eight count[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 24 June 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Mandatory eight count, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the mandatory eight count was introduced to boxing in 1953 by the New York State Athletic Commission in order to protect fighters from unnecessary damage? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Mandatory eight count. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Mandatory eight count), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Vanamonde (talk) 01:25, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

DYK for 2017–18 RFU Championship[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 24 June 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article 2017–18 RFU Championship, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the 2017–18 RFU Championship will feature a college team that climbed from the bottom tier of English rugby to the second tier within 13 years of its formation? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/2017–18 RFU Championship. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, 2017–18 RFU Championship), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Vanamonde (talk) 01:25, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

DYK for ArsenalFanTV[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 29 June 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article ArsenalFanTV, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that ArsenalFanTV was designed to give football supporters a chance to have their opinions heard? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/ArsenalFanTV. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, ArsenalFanTV), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

IronGargoyle (talk) 00:03, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

WikiCup 2017 July newsletter[edit]

The third round of the competition has finished in a flurry of last minute activity, with 288 points being required to qualify for round 4. It was a hotly competitive round with all but four of the contestants exceeding the 106 points that was necessary to proceed to round 4 last year. Coemgenus and Freikorp tied on 288, and both have been allowed to proceed, so round 4 now has one pool of eight competitors and one of nine.

Round 3 saw the achievement of a 26-topic Featured topic by MPJ-DK as well as 5 featured lists and 13 featured articles. PanagiotisZois and SounderBruce achieved their first ever featured articles. Carbrera led the GA score with 10, Tachs achieved 17 DYKs and MBlaze Lightning 10 In the news items. There were 167 DYKs, 93 GARs and 82 GAs overall, this last figure being higher than the number of GAs in round 2, when twice as many people were taking part. Even though contestants performed more GARs than they achieved GAs, there was still some frustration at the length of time taken to get articles reviewed.

As we start round 4, we say goodbye to the fifteen or so competitors who didn't quite make it; thank you for the useful contributions you have made to the Cup and Wikipedia. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 3 but before the start of round 4 can be claimed in round 4. Remember too that you must claim your points within 10 days of "earning" them (some people have fallen foul of this rule and the points have been removed).

If you are concerned that your nomination, whether it be for a good article, a featured process, or anything else, will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. It would be helpful if this list could be cleared of any items no longer relevant. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13, Sturmvogel 66 and Cwmhiraeth 05:38, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Breathe on Me, Breath of God[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 2 July 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Breathe on Me, Breath of God, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the hymn "Breathe on Me, Breath of God" was described as being so simple it belied the education and knowledge of its author, Professor Edwin Hatch? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Breathe on Me, Breath of God. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Breathe on Me, Breath of God), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

IronGargoyle (talk) 00:03, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

I have made a correction to the article, changing 'Greek' to 'Latin'. I believe you will find on re-reading the ref that they were "in passing" referring to the Greek duality for the word 'psyche', as discussed a bit in Spirit#Etymology. Definitely not referring to the Latin words 'spiritus' or 'dei', though the metaphorical relationship is unmistakable for 'spiritus' as also in Greek.
BTW: The attention is due to this being one of my favorite hymns. Thank you for the article. Shenme (talk) 01:42, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

Fact-checking[edit]

You kindly reviewed Full Fact. I have addressed the issues you raised so please could you take another look now. Andrew D. (talk) 06:44, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Flag of the East India Company[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 4 July 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Flag of the East India Company, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Benjamin Franklin suggested to George Washington that he adopt the Flag of the East India Company (pictured) as the flag of the United States? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Flag of the East India Company. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Flag of the East India Company), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

IronGargoyle (talk) 00:02, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Flag of the Orange Order[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 11 July 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Flag of the Orange Order, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Flag of the Orange Order (pictured) was based on what was purportedly the personal standard of King William III at the Battle of the Boyne? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Flag of the Orange Order. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Flag of the Orange Order), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex ShihTalk 00:02, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

DYK for 2017–18 EFL Cup[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 13 July 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article 2017–18 EFL Cup, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the first-round draw for the English 2017–18 EFL Cup was held in Thailand? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/2017–18 EFL Cup. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, 2017–18 EFL Cup), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 00:03, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

New Page Reviewer Newsletter[edit]

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DYK for Kent Rugby Football Union[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 17 July 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Kent Rugby Football Union, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Kent RFU created the second-ever county cup competition for rugby union in Southern England? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Kent Rugby Football Union. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Kent Rugby Football Union), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

IronGargoyle (talk) 00:02, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Woman card[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 21 July 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Woman card, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that when Donald Trump accused Hillary Clinton of playing the woman card, she did and it garnered $2.4 million for her campaign? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Woman card. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Woman card), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex ShihTalk 01:14, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Kum-A-Kye[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 31 July 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Kum-A-Kye, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that "Kum-A-Kye" was the regimental march of the British South Africa Police in Rhodesia? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Kum-A-Kye. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Kum-A-Kye), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex ShihTalk 00:02, 31 July 2017 (UTC)

DYK for 2017–18 London & South East Premier[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 16 August 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article 2017–18 London & South East Premier, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the 2017–18 London & South East Premier season will be the first under that name, as the Rugby Football Union felt the previous "National League 3" name was misleading? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/2017–18 London & South East Premier. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, 2017–18 London & South East Premier), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Vanamonde (talk) 01:17, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

How long?[edit]

How long will the DYK process take please?Zigzig20s (talk) 21:59, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

@Zigzig20s: Its hard to say, if it gets approved quickly it could probably take 2-3 weeks now that there is only 1 set a day. But It can be longer if it doesn't get approved for a while. You can ask someone involved to review it but the promotion process will take time. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 07:04, 18 August 2017 (UTC)
Oh, that's not good.Zigzig20s (talk) 11:49, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

Ko e Iki he Lagi[edit]

I noted your reversion of my removal of this topic from the New Zealand project. I agree that Nuie's sovereignty is tied to New Zealand, but this article is of no particular interest the New Zealand project. It is correctly linked to the Nuie Project. NealeFamily (talk) 08:27, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

WikiCup 2017 September newsletter[edit]

Round 4 of the WikiCup has ended and we move forward into the final round. In round 4, a total of 12 FAs, 3 FLs, 44 GAs, 3 FLs, 79 DYKs, 1 ITN and 42 GARs was achieved, with no FPs or FTs this time. Congratulations to Peacemaker67 on the Royal Yugoslav Navy Good Topic of 36 items, and the 12 featured articles achieved by Cas Liber (5), Vanamonde93 (3), Peacemaker67 (2), Adityavagarwal (1) and 12george1 (1). With a FA scoring 200 points, and bonus points available on top of this, FAs are likely to feature heavily in the final round. Meanwhile Yellow Evan, a typhoon specialist, was contributing 12 DYKs and 10 GAs, while Adityavagarwal and Freikorp topped the GAR list with 8 reviews each. As we enter the final round, we are down to eight contestants, and we would like to thank those of you who have been eliminated for the useful contributions you have made to the Cup and Wikipedia. The lowest score needed to reach round 5 was 305, and I think we can expect a highly competitive final round.

Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 4 but before the start of round 5 can be claimed in round 5. Remember too that you must claim your points within 10 days of "earning" them. If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed. It would be helpful if this list could be cleared of any items no longer relevant. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to reduce the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck, and let the best man (or woman) win! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13, Sturmvogel 66 and Cwmhiraeth 06:26, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

DYK for The Jewish Confederates[edit]

— Maile (talk) 00:03, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

New Page Reviewer Newsletter[edit]

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WikiProject Women in Red/The World Contest[edit]

Hi. Thankyou for your participation in the challenge series or/and contests. In November The Women in Red World Contest is being held to try to produce new articles for as many countries worldwide and occupations as possible. There will be over $4000 in prizes to win, including Amazon vouchers and paid subscriptions. If this would appeal to you and you think you'd be interested in contributing new articles on women during this month for your region or wherever please sign up in the participants section. If you're not interested in prize money yourself but are willing to participate and raise money to buy books about women for others to use, this is also fine. Thankyou, and if taking part, good luck!♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:32, 27 September 2017 (UTC)

AFD notification[edit]

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Halloween cheer![edit]

WikiCup 2017 November newsletter: Final results[edit]

The final round of the 2017 WikiCup is over. Congratulations to the 2017 WikiCup top three finalists:

In addition to recognizing the achievements of the top finishers and everyone who worked hard to make it to the final round, we also want to recognize those participants who were most productive in each of the WikiCup scoring categories:

  • Featured Article – Cas Liber (actually a two-way tie with themselves for an astonishing five FAs in R2 and R4).
  • Good Article – Adityavagarwal had 14 GAs promoted in R5.
  • Featured List – Canada Bloom6132 (submissions) and Japan 1989 (submissions) both produced 2 FLs in R2
  • Featured Pictures – Cascadia (independence movement) SounderBruce (submissions) improved an image to FP status in R5, the only FP this year.
  • Featured Topic – Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions) has the only FT of the Cup in R3.
  • Good Topic – Four different editors created a GT in R2, R3 and R4.
  • Did You Know – Adityavagarwal had 22 DYKs on the main page in R5.
  • In The News – India MBlaze Lightning (submissions) had 14 ITN on the main page in R2.
  • Good Article Review – India Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (submissions) completed 31 GARs in R1.

Over the course of the 2017 WikiCup the following content was added or improved on Wikipedia: 51 Featured Articles, 292 Good Articles, 18 Featured Lists, 1 Featured Picture, 1 Featured Topics, 4 Good Topics, around 400 Did You Knows, 75 In The News, and 442 Good Article Reviews. Thank you to all the competitors for your hard work and what you have done to improve Wikipedia.

Regarding the prize vouchers - @Adityavagarwal, Vanamonde93, Casliber, Bloom6132, 1989, and SounderBruce: please send Godot13 (talk · contribs · email) an email from the email address to which you would like your Amazon voucher sent. Please include your preference of global Amazon marketplace as well. We hope to have the electronic gift cards processed and sent within a week.

We will open up a discussion for comments on process and scoring in a few days. The 2018 WikiCup is just around the corner! Many thanks from all the judges. If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs · email), and Godot13 (talk · contribs · email) MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:41, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for defending our core value of opposition to censorship! Abyssal (talk) 18:35, 7 November 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Lindsay Peat[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 8 November 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Lindsay Peat, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Lindsay Peat has represented Ireland internationally at association football, basketball, and rugby union? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Lindsay Peat. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Lindsay Peat), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Tyler Toland[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Tyler Toland at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! MX () 04:06, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Helene Bechstein[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 16 November 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Helene Bechstein, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Helene Bechstein helped to teach Hitler table manners? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Helene Bechstein. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Helene Bechstein), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

Nomination of Zaneta Wyne for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Zaneta Wyne is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Zaneta Wyne until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article.

WikiCup 2018[edit]

So the 2017 WikiCup has come to an end. Congratulations to the winner, to the other finalists and to all those who took part. 177 contestants signed up, more than usual, but not all of them submitted entries in the first round. Were editors attracted by the cash prizes offered for the first time this year, or were these irrelevant? Do the rules and scoring need changing for the 2018 WikiCup? If you have a view on these or other matters, why not join in the WikiCup discussion about next year's contest? Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Godot13 (talk · contribs · email) and Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs · email). MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:59, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

Thank you + invitation[edit]

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Thank you for your contributions to women's football/soccer articles. I thought I'd let you know about the women's football/soccer task force, a collaborative effort to improve Wikipedia's coverage of women's football/soccer. If you would like to participate, join by visiting the Members page. Thanks!

DYK for Joy Neville[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 19 November 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Joy Neville, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Irish rugby referee Joy Neville was the first woman to be an assistant referee in a men's European Challenge Cup match? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Joy Neville. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Joy Neville), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Nomfunelo Mabedla[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 21 November 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Nomfunelo Mabedla, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Nomfunelo Mabedla successfully campaigned for the former flag of South Africa (pictured) to be removed from the Castle of Good Hope because it upset her? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Nomfunelo Mabedla. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Nomfunelo Mabedla), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Whitewashing[edit]

You don't seem to get what harm whitewashing can do. The flags "upset her", not anybody else, huh? I wonder how she convinced other people to take them down? Why were these filthy rags upsetting? Your article does not say. But the colonists who hoisted those flags were a pack of racist murderers, this you cannot deny. Abductive (reasoning) 09:24, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

I'm defiantly detecting a bit of POV behind your comments and edits here. As I said in my edit, its a Marmite flag. To some it represents aparthied yes, but to others it represents culture and history. It is not Wikipedia's job to tar everything with one POV when there is another that is strong, credible and well sourced. Have a look at the flag article itself for a good balanced coverage on the topic. @Abductive: The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 09:28, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
Plus I will also point out that the flag was created in 1928 before apartheid was introduced. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 09:29, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
You don't have an answer to any of my questions. That's telling. Here's another one; was South Africa a racial paradise in 1928? You might want to look into it. Abductive (reasoning) 09:35, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
I wasn't sure if you were being serious or just posing rhetorical questions. When you're calling something that also have a cultural meaning to another group "filthy rags", I know that you clearly have a strong opinion on it and it would be bordering on fruitless for me to attempt to change your mind. I think its clear that it was political pressure with support from her party the ANC, in order to get it removed. I also note that you also ignore my replies, that's telling. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 09:39, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Tyler Toland[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 22 November 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Tyler Toland, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Tyler Toland became the Republic of Ireland's youngest women's senior international footballer in September 2017? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Tyler Toland. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Tyler Toland), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex Shih (talk) 00:02, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Cliodhna Moloney[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 23 November 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Cliodhna Moloney, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Ireland national rugby hooker Cliodhna Moloney is also a banker? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Cliodhna Moloney. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Cliodhna Moloney), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

Oxford Reference[edit]

Hi, I'm trying to add refs to Chaim Topol and came across the Oxford Reference page. Do you happen to have access to it? Could you copy the listing for me? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 00:57, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

@Yoninah:} I'm afraid I don't, sorry. If it were Highbeam, I could but unfortunately I don't have access so I can't help you on this one. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 08:59, 23 November 2017 (UTC)
Email sent to Yoninah. BencherliteTalk 09:20, 23 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, Bencherlite! Yoninah (talk) 14:28, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

Your signature[edit]

Please be aware that your signature uses deprecated <font> tags, which are causing Obsolete HTML tags lint errors.

You are encouraged to change

<span style="text-shadow:grey 0.5em 0.5em 0.6em;"> '''[[User:The C of E|<font color="red">The C of E </font><font color="blue"> God Save the Queen!</font>]]''' ([[User talk:The C of E|<font color="darkblue">talk</font>]])</span> The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk)

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<span style="text-shadow:grey 0.5em 0.5em 0.6em;"> '''[[User:The C of E|<span style="color: red;">The C of E </span><span style="color: blue;"> God Save the Queen!</span>]]''' ([[User talk:The C of E|<span style="color: darkblue;">talk</span>]])</span> The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk)

Respectfully, Anomalocaris (talk) 20:26, 24 November 2017 (UTC)

Most users are updating their signatures as requested. We hope you will also. —Anomalocaris (talk) 18:00, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

The C of E, again, most users are updating their signatures as requested. We hope you will also. —Anomalocaris (talk) 16:16, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Estelle Cascarino[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 25 November 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Estelle Cascarino, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Estelle Cascarino represented France at the under-19 and under-20 levels in international tournaments in the same year? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Estelle Cascarino. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Estelle Cascarino), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 25 November 2017 (UTC)

Women in Red World Contest[edit]

Hi. We're into the last five days of the Women in Red World Contest. There's a new bonus prize of $200 worth of books of your choice to win for creating the most new women biographies between 0:00 on the 26th and 23:59 on 30th November. If you've been contributing to the contest, thank you for your support, we've produced over 2000 articles. If you haven't contributed yet, we would appreciate you taking the time to add entries to our articles achievements list by the end of the month. Thank you, and if participating, good luck with the finale!

DYK nomination of Ellie Miles[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Ellie Miles at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 23:46, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Ilse van Staden[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 30 November 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ilse van Staden, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that South African-born Irish international rugby player Ilse van Staden is a butcher? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ilse van Staden. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ilse van Staden), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Vanamonde (talk) 00:01, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

Canadian biography[edit]

Hi, The C of E! I saw you wrote a Canadian biography for the WIR Contest. If you'd like, you can also submit this to The 10,000 Challenge of WikiProject Canada. Please use this link for convenience. Thanks for all your work on the contest! – Reidgreg (talk) 11:50, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Carole Metchette[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Carole Metchette at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 23:02, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Claire McLaughlin[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Claire McLaughlin at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 23:22, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

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An exceptional barnstar for you[edit]

Women in the World Barnstar with laurels.png The World Contest Laurels
Thankyou for the hard work you put into the Women in Red World Contest!! -♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:05, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

I make it $35 that you've won. Please double check. If you would like to donate any of your winnings into the Women in Red Book Fund to raise money to buy books for editors of women topics who need them on demand please add your name and the amount you'd like to donate in the sub section below the prize winners on the main contest page.♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:05, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

Why not join Women in Red?[edit]

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Thank you for creating articles on women and their works over the past few weeks as a participant in our World Contest. We have become aware of your contributions thanks to research undertaken by Bobo.03 at the University of Minnesota.
If you would like to receive news of future WiR events and participate in our discussions, you might now be interested in becoming a member of Women in Red where we are actively trying to reduce Wikipedia's content gender gap.
In any case, thank you for actively contributing to the coverage of women (currently 17.25% of English Wikipedia's biographies).
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--Ipigott (talk) 11:34, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

Nomination of Maeve Liston for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Maeve Liston is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Maeve Liston until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Black Kite (talk) 22:16, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Carole Metchette[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 8 December 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Carole Metchette, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Irish hockey umpire Carole Metchette was forced to retire from umpiring for being too old, despite having the highest fitness test results of any international umpire? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Carole Metchette. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Carole Metchette), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 00:03, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Claire McLaughlin[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 10 December 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Claire McLaughlin, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Ireland national rugby union team player Dr. Claire McLaughlin gained the nickname "McSwaplin" owing to her swapping medical shifts in order to play rugby? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Claire McLaughlin. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Claire McLaughlin), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex Shih (talk) 00:05, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

New Page Reviewer Newsletter[edit]

Hello The C of E, thank you for your efforts reviewing new pages!
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Backlog update:

  • The new page backlog is currently at 12713 pages. Please consider reviewing even just a few pages each day! If everyone helps out, it will really put a dent in the backlog.
  • Currently the backlog stretches back to March and some pages in the backlog have passed the 90 day Google index point. Please consider reviewing some of them!

Outreach and Invitations:

  • If you know other editors with a good understanding of Wikipedia policy, invite them to join NPP by dropping the invitation template on their talk page with: {{subst:NPR invite}}. Adding more qualified reviewers will help with keeping the backlog manageable.

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  • A backlog drive is planned for the start of the year, beginning on January 1st and running until the end of the month. Unique prizes will be given in tiers for both the total number of reviews made, as well as the longest 'streak' maintained.
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General project update:

  • ACTRIAL has resulted in a significant increase in the quality of new submissions, with noticeably fewer CSD, PROD, and BLPPROD candidates in the new page feed. However, the majority of the backlog still dates back to before ACTRIAL started, so consider reviewing articles from the middle or back of the backlog.
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DYK for Magdalena Wolińska-Riedi[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 14 December 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Magdalena Wolińska-Riedi, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Magdalena Wolińska-Riedi was married by Pope Benedict XVI when he was a cardinal and had her childen baptized by him when he became Pope? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Magdalena Wolińska-Riedi. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Magdalena Wolińska-Riedi), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Marijke Nel[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 15 December 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Marijke Nel, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Marijke Nel represented South Africa in rugby union and Canada in tennis? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Marijke Nel. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Marijke Nel), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Coffee // have a ☕️ // beans // 00:02, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

Contest Prize[edit]

Please email me and state your user name, email address and how much I owe you in your preferred currency.♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:01, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

@Dr. Blofeld: Done. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 22:22, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Marissa Callaghan[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 17 December 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Marissa Callaghan, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Northern Ireland women's national football team captain Marissa Callaghan went to university in the United States on a football scholarship? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Marissa Callaghan. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Marissa Callaghan), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Sung Hyang-sim[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 18 December 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Sung Hyang-sim, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that North Korean footballer Sung Hyang-sim was the top scorer at the 2017 AFC U-19 Women's Championship and named Most Valuable Player? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Sung Hyang-sim. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Sung Hyang-sim), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex Shih (talk) 00:03, 18 December 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Ellie Miles[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 20 December 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ellie Miles, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Ellie Miles captained Tunbridge Wells RFC's under-18 girls team after her father had captained and coached the men's team? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ellie Miles. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ellie Miles), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Coffee // have a ☕️ // beans // 00:03, 20 December 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Silvia Correale[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Silvia Correale at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 23:25, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Long Ago, Prophets Knew[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 25 December 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Long Ago, Prophets Knew, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Advent and Christmas carol "Long Ago, Prophets Knew, Christ would come born a Jew" was one of about 50 hymns written after 1950 that were included in The New English Hymnal? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Long Ago, Prophets Knew. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Long Ago, Prophets Knew), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Coffee // have a ☕️ // beans // 00:02, 25 December 2017 (UTC)

DYK for The Rocking Carol[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 25 December 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article The Rocking Carol, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a traditional Christmas carol has the chorus "We will rock you"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/The Rocking Carol. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, The Rocking Carol), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Coffee // have a ☕️ // beans // 00:02, 25 December 2017 (UTC)

Error in recent edit[edit]

Hi, in this edit you have referred to "Romans 16:25-17". I assume that the passage is not meant to be read backwards, but I don't know what the correct chapter and verse should be. Woscafrench (talk, contribs) 10:50, 25 December 2017 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

DYK for Ruth O'Reilly[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 26 December 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ruth O'Reilly, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that former international Ruth O'Reilly wrote an article criticising the IRFU for a lack of support during the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup held in Ireland? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ruth O'Reilly. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ruth O'Reilly), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Coffee // have a ☕️ // beans // 00:01, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

New Years new page backlog drive[edit]

Hello The C of E, thank you for your efforts reviewing new pages!
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Announcing the NPP New Year Backlog Drive!

We have done amazing work so far in December to reduce the New Pages Feed backlog by over 3000 articles! Now is the time to capitalise on our momentum and help eliminate the backlog!

The backlog drive will begin on January 1st and run until January 29th. Prize tiers and other info can be found HERE.

Awards will be given in tiers in two categories:

  • The total number of reviews completed for the month.
  • The minimum weekly total maintained for all four weeks of the backlog drive.

NOTE: It is extremely important that we focus on quality reviewing. Despite our goal of reducing the backlog as much as possible, please do not rush while reviewing.


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WT:DYK#Prep 3 - Kirsty McGuinness[edit]

The C of E, a response is needed by you to this discussion on the DYK talk page. The hook has already been moved to later preps twice; I think it will need to be pulled and the nomination reopened if real progress isn't made very soon now. Thank you in advance for your response. BlueMoonset (talk) 05:15, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

The nomination was pulled. Please provide a new hook as soon as possible. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 15:32, 6 January 2018 (UTC)

DYK for As with Gladness Men of Old[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 6 January 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article As with Gladness Men of Old, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the common Epiphany hymn "As with Gladness Men of Old" does not describe the Biblical Magi as "magi" or "kings", or even state their number? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/As with Gladness Men of Old. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, As with Gladness Men of Old), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:03, 6 January 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Silvia Correale[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 7 January 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Silvia Correale, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Silvia Correale, the first female Postulator in the Vatican, focuses on guiding potential Argentine saints through the beatification process? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Silvia Correale. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Silvia Correale), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:02, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

DYK nomination of London Welsh Amateur[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of London Welsh Amateur at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! OwenBlacker (talk; please {{ping}} me in replies) 00:45, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

Also, you really might wanna archive your Talk: page. There are bots that can do that automatically for you, if that helps. — OwenBlacker (talk; please {{ping}} me in replies) 00:48, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

Your Name[edit]

Is your name to represent the Church of England, or the Country of England? I saw your name in the cup (you signed up first, how could I miss it), and it's been bothering me what it's for.

Cheers, Schwiiz (talk) 03:16, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Christian Barnstar.png The Christianity Barnstar
Dear The C of E, I award you The Christianity Barnstar for all your hard work in WikiProject Christianity-related articles, especially your recent creation of Balthazar (Magus). Keep up the good work! Your efforts are making a difference here! With regards, AnupamTalk 17:50, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Janai Haupapa[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 11 January 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Janai Haupapa, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Janai Haupapa joined the Canadian national rugby league team while still playing for a rugby union club? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Janai Haupapa. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Janai Haupapa), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:04, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Clare Wheatley[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 11 January 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Clare Wheatley, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Arsenal Ladies player Clare Wheatley took over as the club's development officer and general manager from Vic Akers, who once told her, "Arsenal Ladies is not a social club"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Clare Wheatley. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Clare Wheatley), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:02, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Christ the Lord Is Risen Today[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Christ the Lord Is Risen Today at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:06, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

Editor of the Week[edit]

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Your ongoing efforts to improve the encyclopedia have not gone unnoticed: You have been selected as Editor of the Week in recognition of your hard work and research. Thank you for the great contributions! (courtesy of the Wikipedia Editor Retention Project)

User:MX submitted the following nomination for Editor of the Week:

The C of E has been an editor since 2008 and has over 25,000 edits with 5 GA articles and over 340 DYKs! This editor puts in a lot of hard work and research to articles about British football. But my favorite work from The C of E was the creation of Presidential M&M's. It was promoted at DYK and reached over 21,000 views in two days! He once held the records of having written both most viewed lead and non-lead hooks at WP:DYKSTATS with Silver Cross Tavern and United States v. Article Consisting of 50,000 Cardboard Boxes More or Less, Each Containing One Pair of Clacker Balls. I know The C of E wants to be an admin one day, and that day will surely come. Their contributions to Wikipedia are invaluable, and the dedication over the years cannot be expressed in words. Happy to nominate The C of E for Editor of the Week!

You can copy the following text to your user page to display a user box proclaiming your selection as Editor of the Week:

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The C of E
 
Editor of the Week
for the week beginning January 14, 2018
Editor since 2008 with 25,000+ edits, 5 GA articles and over 340 DYKs! A hard-working researcher. Presidential M&M's was promoted at DYK and reached over 21,000 views in two days! Dedicated contributor.
Recognized for
High quality contributions
Notable work(s)
Silver Cross Tavern and United States v. Article Consisting of 50,000 Cardboard Boxes More or Less, Each Containing One Pair of Clacker Balls.
Submit a nomination

Thanks again for your efforts! ―Buster7  16:49, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

Congrats C of E. A well deserved award. Enjoy your week!! MarnetteD|Talk 17:20, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Congratulations on this well deserved recognition (from one monarchist to another). -Ad Orientem (talk) 19:27, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Congratulations! It was interesting to see your work during the Women in Red World Contest. –Vami_IV✠ 15:18, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

Incomplete DYK nomination[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Template:Did you know nominations/Hong Kong Regiment at the Did You Know nominations page is not complete; if you would like to continue, please link the nomination to the nominations page as described in step 3 of the nomination procedure. If you do not want to continue with the nomination, tag the nomination page with {{db-g7}}, or ask a DYK admin. Thank you. DYKHousekeepingBot (talk) 06:13, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Hong Kong Civil Service cruise perk[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 19 January 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Hong Kong Civil Service cruise perk, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in order to attract skilled civil servants, the Hong Kong government offered a free sea cruise back to the UK on retirement to British civil servants who joined up? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Hong Kong Civil Service cruise perk. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how,