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  • Not an error but a proposed update to the AUKUS pact blurb. I'd like to spend this space hashing out possible wording as well. Something along the lines of "France recalls its ambassadors to the US and Australia following the signing of a pact to provide nuclear submarines to Australia". There have been some requests at WP:ITNC to this effect, but the blurb, having been posted, is getting ignored there, and the increased visibility here should help. The major part with this story is the recall of diplomats and the straining of diplomatic relationships, and the blurb should reflect that. See, for example this interview from today with the just recalled French Ambassador to the US or these earlier stories about said recall: NPR, AP, Guardian, France24. --Jayron32 12:09, 21 September 2021 (UTC)
    Well, the problem would be establishing a relationship between France and the submarines without being too prolix. Here's an attempt:
"France recalls ambassadors to the U.S. and Australia in a row over providing U.S. submarines, rather than French submarines, to Australia."
Sca (talk) 12:21, 21 September 2021 (UTC)
"France recalls its ambassadors from the U.S. and Australia..."? Martinevans123 (talk) 12:31, 21 September 2021 (UTC)
Um, I don't think France would be recalling anyone else's ambassadors, but if it 's important.... "From" might be misconstrued as ambassadors from those two countries to France. – Sca (talk) 12:37, 21 September 2021 (UTC)
Its may be superfluous. "Ambassadors to X" is a standard noun phrase. But recall implies they're coming home from somewhere? Martinevans123 (talk) 12:47, 21 September 2021 (UTC)
Well doh, but they are France's amb's TO those two nations, and recall clearly denotes their return to France. Comprendre, mon ami?Sca (talk) 13:10, 21 September 2021 (UTC)
"France recalls its U.S. and Australia ambassadors... " would be more succinct? Martinevans123 (talk) 13:15, 21 September 2021 (UTC)
You got something against prepositions, mon frère encyclopédique?Sca (talk) 13:24, 21 September 2021 (UTC)

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  • I didn't think this needed to be stated, but OTD should be reserved for things that actually happened. We should not post when one guy claims something happened, which we all understand didn't actually happen(on account of angels being pretend). GreatCaesarsGhost 11:48, 21 September 2021 (UTC)
    The date is a foundational date of a significant religious movement. We also post observances such as Christmas day and Yom Kippur (so long as the articles are of quality). That you don't believe in said religion is not a reason to not post its significant dates. --Jayron32 12:12, 21 September 2021 (UTC)
    Well, the founding of the Mormon movement actually happened. Smith's claims can be mentioned but must be clearly shown as not verifiable. The blurb itself is iffy: the "according to Smith" should be more clearly tied to both "visited by the angel Moroni" and "who would guide", while the golden plates seem to be presented as real instead of something which cannot be verified as ever existing. The caption to the picture is more problematic, as it is made as a statement of fact. It should be something more like "depiction of Smith's account of the angel Moroni delivering the golden plates". --Khajidha (talk) 12:15, 21 September 2021 (UTC)
    Agree. Suggest changing the blurb to read, "Joseph Smith said he was visited by the Angel Moroni (depicted) who would guide him to golden plates that would became the basis of the Book of Mormon," and the caption to "Painting of Moroni giving the golden plates to Joseph Smith."
    Sca (talk) 12:34, 21 September 2021 (UTC)

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First ever all civilian space flight

I know this is a subjective opinion (and I'm not sure if photos are chosen by ojective importance), but can the photo of a historic milestone in human history, the first ever all civilian space flight stay up for more than a few hours before getting replaced? JanderVK (talk) 19:43, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

The photo was nominated for deletion, per the thread immediately above the one that you started. WaltCip-(talk) 14:52, 19 September 2021 (UTC)

"Wikipedia languages" section

What's the criteria for a language Wikipedia to show up here? I was just taking a look and some rather notable languages are missing despite having more than the number of articles listed here -- for example Hindi, Urdu, and Swahili. Wyverald (talk) 16:33, 20 September 2021 (UTC)

I could be mistaken but I believe that large numbers of stubs have disqualified some languages from appearing before; that's not to say that the examples you provided would be affected by this but I seem to recall editors not wishing to include stubs in "article" counts. 𝄠ʀᴀᴘᴘʟᴇ 16:40, 20 September 2021 (UTC)
Please see Wikipedia:FAQ/Main Page#Shouldn't the "Wikipedia languages" section be categorized differently? and discuss any proposed changes at Template talk:Wikipedialang. Modest Genius talk 16:44, 20 September 2021 (UTC)
Ah, I see. Thanks for the info! Wyverald (talk) 09:16, 21 September 2021 (UTC)
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