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Errors in the summary of today's or tomorrow's featured article[edit]

References 31 (a)/(b) in Today's FA[edit]

My script is showing a broken link, Harv error, to Johnston 2003. I'd try and fix it but I'm an sfn type of guy. KJP1 (talk) 07:38, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

That's not an error with the summary of the TFA though, is it? Anyone can fix that... The Rambling Man (talk) 07:45, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
Anyone but me, quite possibly. KJP1 (talk) 07:50, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

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Main page is heavily lop-sided, right hand down. Please recycle an old hook until such a time the DYK project can provide sufficient text to balance the opposite side. The Rambling Man (talk) 05:41, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

Done. Jenks24 (talk) 06:15, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

Queue 1[edit]

The queue 1 has "Aceh, a region of Indonesia". I didn't use this wording in the DYK nomination, looks like The Rambling Man added it for clarity. I don't object to clarifying if needed, but the problem is that "region" isn't a formal administrative unit, so I worry it would sound weird if a "region" processes court cases or carries out sentences. "Province" would be accurate - Aceh is one of the provinces of Indonesia, and in the sentence "Aceh" refers to the province. I suggest replacing this with "Aceh, Indonesia" or "the Indonesian province of Aceh", or something similar. HaEr48 (talk) 08:13, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

That's fine by me. Simply using "Aceh" will not mean anything to most of our readership, that was all I was trying to defeat. The article calls it a "special region" so that was where I was coming from. The Rambling Man (talk) 08:24, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
Amended to Indonesian province. Stephen 08:26, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

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New pages[edit]

Why has the new pages link been re-titled "Archive"? Deb (talk) 16:34, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

No answers yet? Maybe because nobody can find it. Click "Special pages" on the left, look for the "Recent changes and logs" heading, and it says "New pages", not "Archive". Art LaPella (talk) 01:10, 12 February 2017 (UTC)
I mean, the link at the bottom of the "Did you know?" section. Deb (talk) 10:43, 12 February 2017 (UTC)
It was changed from "Recently improved articles" to "Archive" by Maile66 with this edit. Hard to tell why, it may have been unintentional. Jenks24 (talk) 11:06, 12 February 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. I'll amend that. Deb (talk) 11:41, 12 February 2017 (UTC)
Regarding [1], the opening sentence of Wikipedia:Recent additions says it isn't just for recently created articles. Main Page says "Archive" in three other sections so I guess it was intentional and not a typo. PrimeHunter (talk) 11:49, 12 February 2017 (UTC)
My apologies for my mistake. It absolutely was unintentional. — Maile (talk) 12:07, 12 February 2017 (UTC)
Now it says "Recently created articles" but that is not entirely accurate, as many of the DYK articles are recently brought to GA status, and thus are not "recently created." Previously it was "Recently improved articles." This is not 100% accurate either, but I suppose it is more accurate in that a created article is an improvement over nothing. Thoughts? 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 14:43, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

"More new and improved articles" ? --JohnBlackburnewordsdeeds 16:21, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

That ought to be (pickily) "new or improved". Bazza (talk) 10:20, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Tabs on Main Page Sections[edit]

Check out the Main Page of for an example. Popcrate (talk) 04:15, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

DYK complaint[edit]

Hello, I'm here to complain about the Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells being featured on the Main Page! How could you!! There are children! BobAmnertiopsisChatMe! 18:02, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

And exactly what is your complaint about it @Bobamnertiopsis:? The Royal C (talk) 20:15, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
@The Royal C: See satire. --NeilN talk to me 20:17, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
Kudos to The C of E for your work bringing an article that's so often referenced here at the MP's talk page to the Main Page itself! BobAmnertiopsisChatMe! 20:22, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
@Bobamnertiopsis:, you're welcome. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 23:50, 19 February 2017 (UTC)