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Problem editing blurb for current main page POTD[edit]

Two days ago I edited the blurb when it was in the Wikipedia:Main Page queue (reached via Main Page toolbox). In this sentence, I unlinked the all the (common) geographical terms, added a comma after Japan, and deleted "also":

"It is widely distributed in northern and central Europe, and its range extends across Asia and Japan and also into North America."

However, this seems to have had no effect on what appeared on the main page. What is the point of allowing that version to be editable if it makes no difference to what eventually appears on the main page? Edwardx (talk) 13:25, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

The version that appears on the main page is created by copying and pasting the text from the unprotected version. In this instance, that occurred about 12 hours before you performed the edits, so they weren't included until you posted an error report. In the future, you can use the {{edit fully-protected}} template to request that an admin incorporate the changes into the protected version (or post at WP:ERRORS again if the content appears today or tomorrow). Watch for a non-red "Template:POTD_protected" link. —David Levy 14:08, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

Requesting specific image for September 8[edit]

To go alongside the total main page Star Trek domination that currently looks like will happen for the 50th anniversary of the franchise (looking like a full day of DYK hooks and a FA is currently nominated to appear on the day), I was wondering if we could throw a Star Trek related image on Picture of the Day on September 8. We don't have many FPs in the project (literally 2), and one has already been featured previously. File:The Shuttle Enterprise - GPN-2000-001363.jpg passed FP recently and so would be suitable. Miyagawa (talk) 13:10, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

@Crisco 1492: Ping. Armbrust The Homunculus 13:12, 4 August 2016 (UTC)
At Template:POTD/2016-09-08 — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:29, 7 August 2016 (UTC)
Awesome, thanks! Miyagawa (talk) 09:01, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

Archiving of random multiple images[edit]

Template:POTD/2016-09-05 randomly selects one or other of two selected images (Template:POTD/2016-09-05/1 and Template:POTD/2016-09-05/2) with subtext "This image was chosen at random from a selection of 2. (view another image)" to notify the reader. For archive purposes it would be more convenient for Template:POTD/2016-09-05 to simply show both images, with subtext like "One of these two images was displayed on the Main Page, chosen at random for each user", and a link to Template:POTD protected/2016-09-05 for those who want to see what it actually looked like on the day. It's also liable to confuse some readers when "view another image" shows the same image again on refresh. jnestorius(talk) 09:28, 6 September 2016 (UTC)