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Count of DYK Hooks
Section # of Hooks # Verified
March 8 1 1
April 2 1
April 4 1
April 6 1
April 12 1
April 20 1
April 22 1
April 24 1
April 25 2
April 26 1
May 1 1
May 3 4 1
May 5 2
May 8 1
May 9 1
May 11 1
May 12 2
May 13 1
May 14 1 1
May 15 3 2
May 16 1
May 17 1
May 18 1 1
May 19 1
May 20 7 4
May 21 3 1
May 22 4 3
May 24 3 1
May 26 2 1
May 27 2 1
May 28 2 2
May 29 2 2
May 31 3
June 1 1 1
June 2 4 3
June 3 5 3
June 4 3 1
June 5 5 2
June 6 4 3
June 7 6 3
June 8 11 6
June 9 10 5
June 10 7 6
June 11 7 5
June 12 9 9
June 13 4 2
June 14 4 3
June 15 8 7
June 16 7 7
June 17 8 7
June 18 7 1
June 19 7 4
June 20 6 5
June 21 7 4
June 22 2
June 23 7 3
June 24 9 2
June 25 4 3
June 26 4 2
June 27 7 4
June 28 7 3
June 29 9 4
June 30 16 7
July 1 11 6
July 2 7 4
July 3 9 5
July 4 6 2
July 5 10 4
July 6 3 2
July 7 9 3
July 8 8 1
July 9 4 2
July 10 6 4
July 11 9 2
July 12 4 1
July 13 5 2
July 14
July 15 4 1
July 16
Total 350 175
Last updated 09:22, 16 July 2019 UTC
Current time is 11:35, 16 July 2019 UTC [refresh]

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Approved nominationsEdit

Articles created/expanded on March 8Edit

British Rail Class 458

A South West Trains Class 458 which was converted from a former Gatwick Express Class 460. The unit number is 458533.

Improved to Good Article status by Pkbwcgs (talk). Self-nominated at 17:28, 8 March 2019 (UTC).

  •   QPQ not needed. Promoted to GA on March 8. Hook is interesting. Article is NPOV with no obvious copyvio. Image is currently CC licensed. (I took the liberty of adding (pictured) to ALT-1.) The hook is inline cited using the term "reconfigured" instead of "converted" which I think is fine. The source used to cite that is offline (Modern Railways), however, meets what I would consider a reasonable definition of RS. All looks good. Chetsford (talk) 07:10, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
      Hi, I came by to promote this. I was wondering if it's obvious that the hook is referring to British Rail Class cars (it's not obvious to me). I also wonder if anyone cares. This is a GA; could you suggest a better hook? Yoninah (talk) 22:07, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
    @Yoninah: How about ALT3 which replaces "Class 460" with "trains" with a link to the article Class 460. Pkbwcgs (talk) 10:34, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
    @Pkbwcgs: I have a feeling you're so familiar with the subject that you can't see it like an outsider. I don't live in England. I have never taken a train. I'm afraid that ALT3 isn't even remotely interesting to me. What would make it interesting is adding another fact that I could relate to, like the cars were too squishy, or cars were eliminated in the process of renovation, or...? Yoninah (talk) 10:56, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
    @Yoninah: How about ALT4? Pkbwcgs (talk) 13:51, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
    @Pkbwcgs: Better, thanks! Please add an inline cite after that sentence. Chetsford could you review ALT4 please? Yoninah (talk) 15:10, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
    @Yoninah: This source. Pkbwcgs (talk) 19:49, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
    @Pkbwcgs: thank you. I meant you should add a cite to the article after this sentence: Six of the eight Class 460 trains lost three carriages in the process, leaving them as 5-car trains that were also reconfigured as class 458/5 trains. Yoninah (talk) 20:36, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
    @Yoninah: That is the best source I can find to give the general idea that the eight-car Class 460s were converted to six five-car Class 458. Pkbwcgs (talk) 16:41, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
    @Pkbwcgs: OK. So are you going to add the citation to the article?
    Meanwhile, I see someone else has deleted the part about losing 3 carriages. Yoninah (talk) 17:27, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
    @Yoninah: I reverted the edit as the previous version was more detailed. Pkbwcgs (talk) 18:43, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
    @Pkbwcgs: OK. Please add the inline cite to the sentence about losing three carriages. Yoninah (talk) 19:27, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
    @Yoninah: I can't find a citation that says that the Class 460s have lost three carriages. The best I could give was the website I have stated above. I may need help from another user who has expertise in British railways. Maybe User:Redrose64 could help. I have done a detailed search and the citation from railnews was the best I could find. Perhaps this citation could be better but it doesn't make a specific mention of the Class 460s losing carriages. Pkbwcgs (talk) 21:19, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
    @Pkbwcgs: OK. So from a DYK point of view, we need another hook. From a GA point of view, that sentence does need to be sourced, or deleted. Yoninah (talk) 22:10, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
    From what I understand, it goes something like this. Class 458 was originally 30 x 4-car units, total 120 cars; class 460 was originally 8 x 8-car units, total 64 cars; for a grand total of 184 cars. Of the 8-car units, six have been reduced to 5-car units and redesignated class 458, releasing (6 x (8-5)) = 18 cars; the other two 8-car units were disbanded, releasing 16 cars of which four have been stripped for spares and scrapped. This means that the cars released from class 460 units totalled (18 + 16 - 4) = 30 cars, exactly the number required to strengthen all of the 4-car Class 458 units to 5-car. The final tally is 36 x 5-car units, total 180 cars. So in terms of factual accuracy, ALT4 should have the word "each" inserted before the word "lost". But I don't have a source explicitly stating that. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 00:07, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
    The more I look at this, the more shaky ALT4 becomes. Having now analysed the individual car numbers allocated to the units before and after conversion (using various editions of the Platform 5 "British Railways Locomotives & Coaching Stock"), here is the breakdown:
    Former units 460001 and 460002 were entirely split up, each car ending up in a different unit, with six cars from each (12 in all) going to former 4-car units, three cars being redistributed among the other former Class 460 units, and one car scrapped
    Former units 460003 to 460008 were partially split up, with three cars from each unit (18 in all) going to former 4-car units, but the remaining five cars of each were not kept together:
    • 458531 includes two cars from 460008 and one each from 460002, 460003 and 460006
    • 458532 includes three cars from 460007 and one each from 460004 and 460005
    • 458533 includes three cars from 460003 and one each from 460006 and 460007
    • 458534 includes four cars from 460004 and one from 460008
    • 458535 includes four cars from 460005 and one from 460001
    • 458536 includes three cars from 460006 and one each from 460002 and 460008
    The four scrapped cars were one each from 460001, 460003, 460007 and 460008.
    So I find that there isn't a single instance of a class 458 unit containing five cars from the same class 460 unit, which is what we would expect if three cars had been removed from six of the 8-car units. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 23:50, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
  • @Pkbwcgs, Chetsford, Yoninah, and Redrose64: This has been stuck for over a month. Any updates? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 09:10, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
    I added a new hook above. Pkbwcgs (talk) 14:02, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   I find it hard to find ALT5 in the article. All I see is a chart with the (unsourced) number 6 as to the number of trains. I also think that all the life has gone out of the hook. This is a GA; could you suggest something else that is interesting and has an inline cite? Yoninah (talk) 20:23, 5 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Reading the hooks again, I have to say that none of them are really interesting to a broad audience: at best maybe they only appeal to train fans. I agree with what Yoninah mentioned above: can something better be proposed here? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 14:41, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
    • I agree that the Gatwick Express-linked hooks are quite specialised and dry, too much so really, but I think there is a wealth of potentially interesting hooks in the article - I've suggested some below. Spokoyni (talk) 10:07, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
  • ALT6:... that the British Rail Class 458s (pictured) were awarded a Golden Spanner?
  • ALT7:... that the British Rail Class 458s (pictured) initially suffered failures on average every 4,300 miles (6,900 km)?
  • ALT8:... that the British Rail Class 458s (pictured) initially suffered failures on average every 4,300 miles (6,900 km), but by 2012 managed 106,049 miles (170,669 km) between failures?
  • ALT9:... that the Class 458s (pictured) were the first new fleet of trains to be delivered following the privatisation of British Rail?
  • ALT10:... that six years after first entering service, the British Rail Class 458s (pictured) were so unreliable that their operator considered replacing them all?
  • ALT11:... that in 2004 the British Rail Class 458s (pictured) were so unreliable that their operator considered replacing them all, but by 2012 they were the most reliable fleet in Britain?
  Of the new hooks, I think ALT10 and ALT11 are the best, with a slight preference for ALT11 as it shows both the reliability and unreliability. I don't have access to the sources used for them so I am assuming good faith. This is almost ready to go: my only concern is that there's no footnote in the "Fleet details" section. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 07:49, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
I like ALT11 and I think that this should be used as the source for the hook. Pkbwcgs (talk) 20:49, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
@Pkbwcgs: Can you please cite the "Fleet details" sections so that this can be approved? Thanks. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:16, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: I have cited the "Fleet details" section. Pkbwcgs (talk) 17:34, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
Almost good to go: however only one of the cells has a footnote, when both probably need it (I can't seem to verify one cell in the source given, the one about TSOL). Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:54, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
@Pkbwcgs: Ping. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:31, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: I haven't been editing regularly so I couldn't reply. I can't find sources for the extra Class 460 TSOL vehicle. I have looked everywhere. Pkbwcgs (talk) 18:49, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
@Pkbwcgs: If that's the case it's probably better to simply comment it out. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:35, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @Pkbwcgs: It's been several weeks since your last reply here; please respond as soon as possible, otherwise the nomination may be marked for closure as abandoned. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:26, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
    I commented it out. Pkbwcgs (talk) 17:46, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
  Thanks. Should be good to go now. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:50, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 1Edit

Louisville Sinking Fund Building

  • Comment: Saturday May 4 is the Kentucky Derby in Louisville KY, which usually gets an in the news spot that day. May be of related interest to this article.

Created by Charles Edward (talk). Self-nominated at 15:47, 3 May 2019 (UTC).

  •   @Charles Edward: (AGF good pending QPQ) The article is new enough and long enough at 1770 characters, and I'm AGF on the hook source as it is offline. One suggestion is that all but two sentences start with the word "the", and more variety in beginning sentences would improve the way it reads; I've made some changes as well to this end. You also need a QPQ to continue. Raymie (tc) 03:55, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
@Raymie: The nominator hasn't edited since the beginning of the month. He has also been unable to provide a QPQ. If the QPQ is the last remaining issue, would it be alright with you if I donate a QPQ in his stead? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 03:08, 24 June 2019 (UTC) Actually, according to the QPQ tool, the nominator has no prior DYK credits, so no QPQ was needed for this nomination. If there are no more remaining issues, then can this be passed now. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 03:11, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
  @Narutolovehinata5: I would be fine with this moving forward, then. It's on the short side but it meets the requirements. Raymie (tc) 03:44, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
Came to promote, but the hook is a little bland. The article says the building once had a tower that was used as a fire lookout. Could we build a hook around that? --valereee (talk) 16:14, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Working on the article. Stay for a day or two. WBGconverse 05:48, 25 June 2019 (UTC)
  •   Hi, I came by to promote this, and corrected the referencing as well as added another source. I think the first hook is good—the building name itself is good for a laugh—but I don't see the second hook fact about the tax collection department in the source. I struck ALT1 because it gives away the joke. Yoninah (talk) 18:59, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 3Edit

Wilhelmine Lübke

Wilhelmine and Heinrich Lübke greet Queen Sirikit of Thailand at a state dinner, 1960
  • ... that Wilhelmine Lübke, a teacher, was the wife of Germany's President Heinrich Lübke and represented her country internationally (pictured)? Source: several

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 19:39, 3 May 2019 (UTC).

  •   Article is new enough, long enough, QPQ has been done, German sources accepted in good faith, no close paraphrasing seen. The hook fact is interesting, but it only appears to be explicitly mentioned in the lede. In addition, much of the article, including the hook fact, lacks footnotes. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 12:31, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
The hook fact is on a quite official image. Do you want it in writing? - The translation had no inline citation, as usual, I'm in the process of finding the things. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:04, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
More precisely: do we need a ref for the wife of a countries president representing her country internationally? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:06, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
Yes. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:08, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
I commented out what I can't find a ref for.
ALT1: ... that Wilhelmine Lübke, a teacher, received with her husband, Germany's President Heinrich Lübke, Queen Sirikit (pictured) and Elizabeth II? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:23, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
I honestly prefer the original hook, only that the sourcing and inline mention issues should be resolved first. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 14:00, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
I fail to understand what else you need. We have a ref for more than 50 visits. Do you question that she was his wife? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:04, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
I think you're a bit confused here Gerda. What I was trying to say is that the hook fact was not explicitly mentioned in the article text, not that it wasn't sourced. The article text only sort of implies it but the connection between those mentions and "represented her country internationally" is not immediately clear. This issue and the problem of there being a lack of sources for some paragraphs were two separate issues. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 14:13, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
Narutolovehinata5, it is explicitly mentioned in the lead, as a summary of source information in the body. There are no unsourced statements left, afaik. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:18, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
  • @Gerda Arendt: regarding placement, is it really necessary to have this hook on May 9? We already have the birthday of Katie Bouman. BTW I think it's rather condescending to mention Bouman's age. We wouldn't write a hook like that for a man. Yoninah (talk) 12:16, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
Bouman's age has nothing to do with this nom. - Define necessary. I wrote the article in response to WIR, May women. Can't help that her birthday is early in the month. Better later than without image, I'd say, and yes, she's dead, so will not enjoy placement, - it's just fond memory on out part. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:39, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
Also, with Narutolovehinata5 as reviewer, it may take weeks until approval is reached. One is open dating from February. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:41, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
To respond to the above comment, I check daily all nominations that I've commented on, even if I don't regularly reply. If there's no response in a while, it can be taken to mean that I'm asking for more opinions from other editors. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:26, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
I had hoped for a word for THIS nom, with some birthday urgency. February motets can wait. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:21, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
As much as I would have agreed to this going up on her birthday (and in fact, I'm willing to approve this today as there are few if any remaining issues), Yoninah's comments above suggest that the request may not have been granted even if the review was accomplished immediately. Not all date requests can be accommodated due to various reasons (even I have experienced such issues before). Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 21:03, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
  • The image is good for a lead slot. Take your time and fix the hook so it's also good for a lead slot. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 21:09, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

───────────────────────── What's missing, hookwise? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:44, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

  I don't think there are any remaining problems. I think the "state visits" section is now good enough, and no more sentences need to be referenced. Should now be good to go. @Yoninah: Your call if the special occasion request will be granted, though as far as I know it's not against the rules to have more than one SOR hook in a set. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:13, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
  • But if Gerda wants the image slot, it will have to wait for another day. The black hole is too good to pass up. Yoninah (talk) 01:01, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Thank you, both, and yes, have the black hole again, and she can wait ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:11, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Gerda, I'm ready to promote this, but the first hook is kind of blah and the second hook has too much name-dropping. Can we say something more specific?
  • ALT2: ... that First Lady of Germany Wilhelmine Lübke (pictured, center) was fluent in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Russian, in contrast to her husband, President Heinrich Lübke, who had difficulties with foreign languages? Yoninah (talk) 22:43, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
Can we say it without blaming him? Several references say that some sources for his alleged mistakes are not reliable. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:09, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
  • So please rewrite that part in the article. Meanwhile, here is another alt:
  • ALT3: ... that Wilhelmine Lübke (pictured, center), who joined her husband, President of Germany Heinrich Lübke, on more than 50 state visits, was fluent in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Russian? Yoninah (talk) 12:54, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, I like that one --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:32, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
  Sounds good to me. AGF for the German source. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:33, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 14Edit

Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt

  • ... that U.S. states are immune from private suits against them in courts of other states without their consent per this recent Supreme Court ruling? Source: "The issue in Monday’s 5-to-4 ruling was one of limited impact: whether states have sovereign immunity from private lawsuits in the courts of other states. In 1979, the Supreme Court ruled that there is no constitutional right to such immunity, although states are free to extend it to one another and often do. But the court’s conservative majority overruled that decision" [1]

Created by MrClog (talk). Self-nominated at 18:46, 19 May 2019 (UTC).

  •   This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. No QPQ is needed here. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:18, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 15Edit

Bandos (horse)

Created by Horsegeek (talk). Self-nominated at 00:22, 16 May 2019 (UTC).

  • I suggest proposing new hooks as I don't think either appeals to a broad audience. The first seems too niche and I think only horse racing fans might appreciate it. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 03:44, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
It still feels very niche and doesn't appeal to non horse enthusiasts. Can you try proposing something with broader appeal? The reference to a "Queen of Poland" or the number of the horses he foaled might work better. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:35, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Narutolovehinata5 I tweaked the first hook to say how many horses he foaled, would that work better? Can’t really think of any other interesting facts. Horsegeek(talk) 02:28, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, the first hook is probably the best bet. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 04:46, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
  •   I apologize for the delay in reviewing this as I have been busy with other editing matters. The article meets DYK requirements for newness and length, no close paraphrasing was found, and a QPQ has been done. For the reasons I've mentioned above, I have struck ALT1 and ALT2. I checked the source for ALT0 but it doesn't seem to explicitly mention the hook fact: can you confirm if the source does indeed say what ALT0 says? Finally, some paragraphs and statements in the article lack footnotes. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 23:39, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Not a problem, Narutolovehinata5. I added the other ref that states the last part, thanks for catching that. Although I'm not too worried about the footnotes. Horsegeek(talk) 21:32, 16 June 2019 (UTC)Horsegeek
@Horsegeek: On DYK however, as much as possible, all paragraphs should have at least one reference, ideally at the end of the paragraph. While as far as I know it's not technically against the rules to have unsourced statements, in the past, nominations have been put on hold or even rejected due to inadequate citations. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 23:34, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

I believe I have resolved the issue Narutolovehinata5. Apologizes for the the late response. Horsegeek(talk) 19:07, 23 June 2019 (UTC)Horsegeek

@Horsegeek: Thank you. However, the statement "One of his most notable are Eukaliptus, who's dam was the Comet daughter, Eunice." lacks a reference. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 23:22, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5:, source has been added. Horsegeek(talk) 15:05, 24 June 2019 (UTC)Horsegeek
Thank you. @Horsegeek:. However, there has to be a footnote after the "Bandos sired 129 foals during his years in Poland, most of which went on to become champions themselves." sentence because that's the source of the main hook fact. I will approve this once this is done. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:02, 25 June 2019 (UTC)
Thank you again Narutolovehinata5 for patiently guiding me through this one. Footnotes are something I'm still quite new at, and I added one after the sentence, but I'm not completely sure what is supposed to be included in the footnote? Could you double check it to see if that is what you meant? If not, please correct my mistake and I'll do my best to fix it. :) Horsegeek(talk) 19:53, 25 June 2019 (UTC)Horsegeek
@Horsegeek: What is meant is that there needs to be a reference that confirms the fact in the sentence (i.e. the source for the information about the sires). The reference I think is actually already in the article, the reference just needs to be duplicated. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:15, 26 June 2019 (UTC)
I tried my hand at it again @Narutolovehinata5:. Is that correct? Horsegeek(talk) 02:20, 26 June 2019 (UTC)Horsegeek
  Yeah I think that should do it. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:30, 26 June 2019 (UTC)
@Horsegeek: In the article it states "Bandos sired 129 foals during his years in Poland, most of which went on to become champions themselves." but I cannot find the second part of this information in the source. Can you check please. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:48, 26 June 2019 (UTC)
@Horsegeek: Could you respond please? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:32, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
My apologizes, Cwmhiraeth. I haven't had the time to get on and do this and I'm going to be busy for a little while more, so I think it would be best if I cancelled this nomination. Thank you! Horsegeek(talk) 21:55, 14 July 2019 (UTC)Horsegeek
  •   Replacing tick as I have rephrased the paragraph I was concerned about. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:22, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Stony coral tissue loss disease

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 13:07, 16 May 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall:   I like ALT1 but it's just occurring to me that folks might think it means deadly to humans rather than deadly to the coral. Maybe a combo of the two? Perhaps ALT2? But I'm definitely open to other wording. Or just using ALT0. Nice job Cwmhiraeth, interesting and valuable entry! Innisfree987 (talk) 17:27, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

@Innisfree987: Thanks for the review. I have added ALT1b so as to get around the point you raised. ALT2 is OK but does not really emphasize the seriousness of the position. There are other coral diseases, but this one seems particularly devastating. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 17:49, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
Yeah I agree, the interesting part is how serious this is. Apologies that as a non-scientist, I still might not be totally clear with 1b on whether it's a disease that kills corals or a disease spread through corals that kills humans. I've added one more ALT but at this point I do realize the phrasing is getting a bit tortured, so I say, if there's one you like best, go with that and as long as the promoter thinks it's legible too, then I'm fine with it. It's a great DYK regardless. Well done. Innisfree987 (talk) 19:39, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
I think ALT3 is fine, so I will strike the other.. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 20:05, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
Note: I have replaced "that's" with "that is" in ALT3; contractions should not be used in hooks. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:35, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 18Edit

Phyllariopsis brevipes

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 08:28, 23 May 2019 (UTC).

  •   Nominated within the seven day deadline of nomination and meets the length guidelines. QPQ has been done. Article is neutral, reliably referenced and free of close paraphrasing and from any potential copyright violations. Hook is fascinating, netural and short enough. GTG. MWright96 (talk) 17:36, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 20Edit

Daksha Pattani

  • ... that Gujarati writer Daksha Pattani published six books on Mahatma Gandhi? Source: Pathak, Ajay (May 2019). Doshi, Deepak (ed.). "સ્વ. દક્ષાબહેન વિજયશંકર પટ્ટણી" [Late Dakshabahen Vijayshankar Pattani]. Navneet Samarpan (in Gujarati). Mumbai: P. V. Shankarankutti, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. 40 (1): 113–115. ISSN 2455-4162

Created by Nizil Shah (talk). Self-nominated at 14:43, 20 May 2019 (UTC).

  •   Article was moved from draftspace on 20 May, is over the required prose size and has no copyvio concerns. The hook has an inline citation although, as it is a foreign language source, it is AGF. Just waiting on a QPQ review to finish this one. Kosack (talk) 05:57, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
  •  N Barely 200 characters above the minimal requirements of 1500 and it's a stub, for all practical purposes. The hook is entirely non-interesting.
  • I am also doubtful about the notability of the subject. the volumes of Gujarati Sahityano Itihas contains bioraphies of hundreds of writers and is more of a catalog. It does not contribute to automatic-notability. WBGconverse 09:20, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
@Winged Blades of Godric:, Sorry for late reply. I missed the watchlist change. The article is 200 characters above "minimal requirement" so it should be a concern according to the DYK rules. For notability, Gujarati Sahityano Itihas (lit. History of Gujarati Literature) contains biographies of only selected writers of a period/era, not "hundreds of writers" and is not "a catalog" as you claimed. The book is carefully written and edited by scholars of Gujarati literature and is published by Gujarati Sahitya Parishad, a literary organisation. Have you checked the source book before claiming it contains "biographies of hundreds of writers"? I doubt. If you have not checked the book, you should not claim it. Due to lack of online sources, I have to rely on offline sources. Pattani was a respected scholar on Gandhi. For hook, it may not seem interesting to you but reviewer @Kosack: found it interesting enough. I am open to ALT hook if Kosack ask for it. Regards,-Nizil (talk) 07:45, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
It's obviously not a catalog (hyperbole) but I stand by my claim of hundreds; extrapolating from the volumes I've read. I don't believe that SYSTEMICBIAS affects someone who was producing works as late as 2000 and reject that she was a highly esteemed scholar. No book reviews, no obituaries ... WBGconverse 08:00, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
I thought the idea of an author publishing six books and dedicating a considerable portion of their career to a single person was relatively interesting, I'd never heard of anything similar I don't believe. If WBG does find it uninteresting, would there be any alternative hooks available perhaps? If the notability of the subject is in question, why not take it to AfD? Kosack (talk) 08:06, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
Kosack, the notability is not in question but the belief that every article which meets the objective criterion of DYK is automatically main-page stuff, is.
You might wish to note Ramachandra Guha, who has written:- Gandhi Before India, Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World and India After Gandhi. Yet another one about Gandhi's relevance in today's world, is in the making. Manikonda Chalapathi Rau has published a lot of works about Jawaharlal Nehru. WBGconverse 16:02, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
That's fine, if I'm mistaken about the interest then maybe we can look for something more interesting. Nizil Shah would there be any alternative hooks? Kosack (talk) 16:33, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
Interestingly, she had published her entire PhD thesis as those 6 books or so does Nizil claim -- which is quite weird. Nizil, I am not very comfortable in Gujarati but is "દક્ષા (વિજયશંકર) પટ્ટણી" a correct translation of the subject's name? On a side-note, what's this?WBGconverse 09:40, 10 June 2019 (UTC)
@Winged Blades of Godric:, she did PhD on Gandhi and each chapter of her thesis was published as a book with more information. Each chapter/book discusses one aspect of Gandhi and his philosophy. Gujarati is my native language and દક્ષા (વિજયશંકર) પટ્ટણી is correctly translated as Daksha (Vijayshankar) Pattani. That Nireekshak pdf file is a biweekly published in Gujarati since 1968. There is an obituary of Pattani written by Ajay Pathak on p. 13-14. It can be a helpful reference. I have also found another obituary published in Kumar (magazine) which I will be adding soon. -Nizil (talk) 12:21, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
Both (Nirikshak and Kumar) refs are added now with some new info. @Kosack: -Nizil (talk) 13:53, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
Just a drive-by comment, but I'm skeptical of ALT1 working out considering we don't even have an article on the award. Unless of course you could make an article on the award and make this a double hook. ALT2 is not a spectacular hook but it might be the best bet at this point, if only because readers might be curious exactly what "Gandhian philosophy" is. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:32, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
@Kosack: and @Winged Blades of Godric:. Please go through my comments.-Nizil (talk) 05:36, 27 June 2019 (UTC)
I would second @Narutolovehinata5:'s comments that ALT2 is the more interesting if the award has no page. @Winged Blades of Godric: mentioned that the thesis' being published as six separate books was unusual, is that a possibility also? Kosack (talk) 06:43, 28 June 2019 (UTC)
  •   This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts for ALT0 and ALT2 are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. A QPQ has been done. Approving ALT0 and ALT2, or they could be combined into ALT3. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:04, 6 July 2019 (UTC)
  •   Has a QPQ been completed? Yoninah (talk) 19:59, 6 July 2019 (UTC)
  •   Replacing tick now that a QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:36, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
  •   Hi, I came by to promote this, but first copyedited the page and added an infobox. Please add the subjects she received her degrees in, and where she received her degrees, so this can also be added to the infobox. I also edited the talk page; she was not a writer of literature, but an academic. The hook is also slightly misleading; it was her doctoral thesis that was published in six volumes. Yoninah (talk) 09:24, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

Elongatoolithus, Nanhsiungoolithus

5x expanded by Ashorocetus (talk). Self-nominated at 05:35, 20 May 2019 (UTC).

  •   One of these two articles is new and the other is five-fold expanded. They are new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, the articles are neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. I prefer ALT1 as being more succinct. Two QPQs have been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:32, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

John Hamon

John Hamon by the Empire State Building, New York
  • ... that street artist John Hamon's student ID image has been postered and projected across Paris as well as in 76 other cities and 33 countries around the world since 2001? Source:20 Minutes
    • ALT1:... that since 2001, street artist John Hamon has been prolific in postering, and projecting, his image on the structures of Paris as well as in 76 other cities and 33 countries around the world, most with a simple caption "John Hamon"? Source:The New Yorker
      • ALT2:... that street-artist John Hamon was arrested for attempting to project his guerilla-style art on Notre-Dame de Paris?" Source:20 Minutes

Created by Bogger (talk). Self-nominated at 11:20, 21 May 2019 (UTC). Updated 12:13, 31 May 2019

  • After an initial assessment, the article is new enough, long enough, does not appear to violate copyright or POV. Contains inline citations. Will continue my review shortly. Skyes(BYU) (talk) 18:28, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
  • QPQ appears to not be necessary. The editor has 1 DYK credit according to QPQ check.
  Hook is mildly interesting, but hooks should be something shocking or unusual that would make someone want to stop and click on the link to read more. I think it would be far more interesting to mention Harmon's guerilla artistry and his arrest for attempting to showcase his art on Notre-Dame.
  • Perhaps something along the lines of, ... that street-artist John Hamon was arrested for attempting to project his guerilla-style art on Notre-Dame de Paris?" Source:20 Minutes
  • Agree that works for me. Would I need to edit the above to propose that, or is this comment enough?   Bogger (talk) 09:57, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
  • I tagged this with DYKproblem so we can discuss the hook because I am not ready to pass the hook as is. If you can convince me that this is the best possible hook for the article, I will pass, otherwise, I really think a much more "hooky" hook can be written.Skyes(BYU) (talk) 19:27, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Added ALT1 to address the above. Bogger (talk) 11:24, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Pardon my confusion, but did you intend to use the hook I presented or did you intend to use your ALT1 hook? I cannot pass ALT1, because it is too long. It needs to be under 200 characters. Skyes(BYU) (talk) 15:43, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
  • sorry, @Skyes(BYU) your hook is fine. Bogger (talk) 08:38, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
  @Bogger: Coming to promote this, can you please clarify what the article means by "projected"? To me this means an image produced by a photographic projector, but looking at the images in the article, these look like material images on paper or card, that you would need to climb the building to put in place. Please also reformat the bare url reference in the article. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:17, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
@Cwmhiraeth: Photographic projector, but can't find a free-image of this. Bogger (talk) 06:35, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
  Thank you. Replacing tick. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:01, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
  •   I suggest trimming ALT1 this way:
  • ALT1a: ... that since 2001, street artist John Hamon has postered and projected his image (pictured) on the structures of Paris and 76 other cities around the world, most with a simple caption: "John Hamon"? Yoninah (talk) 20:18, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Agree Fine by me. Bogger (talk) 07:11, 4 July 2019 (UTC)
  •   ALT1a is fine by me too. Restoring tick. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:04, 4 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Thank you both. I just noticed the repetition and would even trim it some more:
  • ALT1b: ... that since 2001, street artist John Hamon has postered and projected his image (pictured) on the structures of Paris and 76 other cities around the world?
  • It's great for the image slot, and the image is self-explanatory. Yoninah (talk) 10:04, 4 July 2019 (UTC)
  • I am in agreement, ALT1b is best. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:19, 4 July 2019 (UTC)
  • But, the repetition is the point. The same picture, the same caption, used over and over for decades. It is funny that the caption is just the name of the artist. So I'd prefer ALT1a Bogger (talk) 14:39, 4 July 2019 (UTC)
  • @Bogger: it's the phrasing "most with" that sounds like it's not everywhere. Can we just write "with the caption"? Yoninah (talk) 19:09, 4 July 2019 (UTC)
  • so:
ALT1c: ... that since 2001, street artist John Hamon has postered and projected his image (pictured) on the structures of Paris and 76 other cities around the world, with a simple caption: "John Hamon"?
works for me.Bogger (talk) 23:00, 4 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Why did you sign my name there? I didn't write that. Yoninah (talk) 23:16, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

Petrocoptis pseudoviscosa

  • ... that falguera is threatened by climbers and road repairers? Source: "Mountaineering and rock climbing have been described as threats to this species (Commission of the European Communities 2009). Maintenance works on the road N-260, which goes through an area where 90% of the individuals occur, have affected and may further affect, this species."

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 09:12, 25 May 2019 (UTC).

  •  , no copyvio issues, new enough, QPQ done, excellent hook, cited and in source, reads well. Whispyhistory (talk) 05:00, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

Summer Rayne Oakes

Summer Rayne Oakes in 2018
  • Reviewed:
  • Comment: If I didn't have a length shortage, I'd combine the two hooks. Or more: Summer Rayne is her real name; she lives with a chicken that she takes on the New York City subway to modeling assignments... No shortage of "hooks" for this article!

Moved to mainspace by GRuban (talk). Self-nominated at 19:35, 21 May 2019 (UTC).

  •   I like the first hook (eco-model). The alternate is quirky, but I don't think it's as notable? The sources for the eco-model hook are good. Picture in article is from commons. I don't see any copyright issues. Originally written a while ago, but moved to the main space on May 20, so counts as recent. Looks good to me. Thanks for writing this article! QuakerSquirrel (talk) 19:18, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
  •   Hi, I came by to promote ALT1, but the hook needs a few more words to make it grammatically correct, and then it closely paraphrases the source:
  • ALT0a: ... that Summer Rayne Oakes became known as "the world's first eco-model" because she only models clothes made from organic or recycled materials?
  • Here's the source:
  • Oakes only models clothing made from organic or recycled materials. Yoninah (talk) 22:56, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
  • I'm fine with the change. --GRuban (talk) 00:24, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @GRuban: what do you mean? You are copying the source both in the hook and the article. Yoninah (talk) 14:30, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
Ah; your objection is that it's too close a paraphrase? Honestly, I don't think there is a way to convey the meaning in a less close paraphrase. It's not that long a sentence, there aren't that many ways to say it. The items that need to be covered are
  1. Summer Rayne Oakes
  2. is called "the world's first eco-model"
  3. due to only modeling organic/recycled clothes
If you can think of any single sensible sentence that contains all three points, and you consider it a less close paraphrase than the current, I will likely be happy with it. If you can't think of one, then I have to take that as evidence there isn't really another way to say it, and run with it as is. --GRuban (talk) 14:40, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
  •   OK, I've thought about it and the only thing I could suggest is replace "materials" with "fabrics". But "materials" is more generic, so I'm conceding to ALT0a based on WP:LIMITED. Restoring tick per QuakerSquirrel's review. Yoninah (talk) 22:05, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 21Edit

Dioscorea chouardii

  • ... that Dioscorea chouardii is known from a single crag in the Pyrenees and has been monitored using scaffolding and telescopes? Source: "Since then, having overcome the difficulty accessing it by setting up a scaffolding and working in uncomfortable locations, hundreds of plants have been monitored individually," and "This was later increased to 9,000 by means of searches with binoculars and telescopes,"

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 06:40, 24 May 2019 (UTC).

  •   Article is new, long enough, neutral, cites sources and avoids copyvio. The hook is short enough and interesting, accurately cited and neutral. Nominator has reviewed another DYK and so passes QPQ. There are no images to be reviewed in the article. DelUsion23 (talk) 15:05, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 22Edit

Paula R. Pietromonaco

  • ... that Paula R. Pietromonaco found that attachment styles affect how people think and behave during conflict? Source: Nauert, PhD, Rick (2012-08-03). "Close Relationships Influence Health, Happiness". PsychCentral. Retrieved 2019-05-23.

Created by Squirrel1847 (talk). Nominated by QuakerSquirrel (talk) at 14:16, 23 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Ugh. I misspelled her name for the nomination. It's Pietromonaco not Pietromanco. Not sure how to change the nomination page name so leaving it for now. QuakerSquirrel (talk) 16:12, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
  • That AfD is on the fast track to a "keep" result. bd2412 T 18:30, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
  •   AfD closed as "keep"; article now has a template on it requesting additional (better?) sourcing, but a review is warranted regardless. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:49, 4 July 2019 (UTC)
  •   This article is new enough and long enough and I have removed the sourcing tag. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:16, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

Die wundersame Schustersfrau

Udo Zimmermann in 2013

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 06:35, 29 May 2019 (UTC).

  •   This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. The image is appropriately licensed. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:14, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Humbertia madagascariensis

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 08:29, 27 May 2019 (UTC).

  •  , with a slight preference for the ALT. Solid facts on few but good sources, no copyvio obvious. Please add a ref for the family. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:41, 28 May 2019 (UTC)
    Sorry, I don't get what's interesting about "a tree with timber so durable that it is used in heavy construction work". Lots of trees give timber used in heavy construction. EEng 20:36, 25 June 2019 (UTC)
What is interesting is that it is the only(?) tree in the morning glory family, other members of which are twining plants with showy flowers. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:39, 26 June 2019 (UTC)
You could word it the other way round then, to have morning glory at the end, - as was done for the Alfred Vökt hook. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:00, 26 June 2019 (UTC)
Like ALT1 you mean? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:45, 26 June 2019 (UTC)
Yes, - even preferred ;) - I am a bit blind due to sadness about User talk:WJBscribe#Thanks for everything. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:49, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 24Edit

The Unsafe Asylum

  • ... that the stories in the book The Unsafe Asylum were inspired by the author's, Anirudh Kala, personal experiences from his visits to mental health institutions in Pakistan, and also patients who visited his clinic in India? Source: [3] (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Moved to mainspace by Satdeep Gill (talk). Self-nominated at 14:25, 31 May 2019 (UTC).

  •   Reviewing..@Satdeep Gill:. Thank you for this dyk nomination. It is not new, 5 X expanded or recently made a good article. The proposed hook is too long and complex. Please address these before I review further. Whispyhistory (talk) 07:32, 6 July 2019 (UTC)
  • @Whispyhistory: The article was moved to Mainspace on 24th May 2019, earlier it was in Draft space. You might be mistaken by the creation date of the draft. For the hook: It can be
ALT2: ...that Anirudh Kala, the author of the book, The Unsafe Asylum, is the founding president of Indo-Pak Punjab Psychiatric Society? Source: [6] and [7] (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)
ALT3: ...that Anirudh Kala, the author of the book, The Unsafe Asylum, is the founding president of Indian Association of Private Psychiatry? Source: [8] and [9] (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)
ALT4:... that the stories in the book The Unsafe Asylum, by Anirudh Kala, explores the psychological effects of the Partition of India?
--Satdeep Gill (talkcontribs 16:04, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
I see...thanks. @Satdeep Gill:. I Will review. It needs some rewording to sound more readable. Are you able to do this? There is nothing on its talk page..can you fix that? I'll go through and then look at the better hooks you have suggested. Maybe @Philafrenzy: can caste their magic and help me review this article and dyk. Whispyhistory (talk) 17:05, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
@Whispyhistory: I added two templates on the talk page. I hope someone else can help in rewording. Thank you for the support. --Satdeep Gill (talkcontribs 18:21, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
Alt5 that Anirudh Kala's book of short stories, The Unsafe Asylum, explores the psychological effects of the Partition of India? Philafrenzy (talk) 21:25, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
Thanks @Philafrenzy:...ALT5 much better...consider linking author and partition. Whispyhistory (talk) 04:01, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
 ...deeply touched by this article...QPQ done, hook in article and sourced, moved from copyvio issues...approving ALT5 which is most accurate. Thank you Satdeep Gill and Philafrenzy.Good team work. Whispyhistory (talk) 21:35, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 26Edit

Wildlife of Togo, Oti Valley Faunal Reserve, Sahel bush sparrow

Created/expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 13:14, 31 May 2019 (UTC).

Sahel bush sparrow: Article more than 5x expanded on 31 May 2019; article is well written and exceeds minimum length; article is inline cited throughout to reliable sources; no apparent copyright violations or overly close paraphrasing from sources cited;
Oti Valley Faunal Reserve: New article created 29 May 2019; article exceeds the minimum length; article is reasonably well written, though some sentences are a little "listy"; article is cited inline throughout to reliable sources; I noted no copyright violations from the stated sources.
Wildlife of Togo: Article massively expanded (more than 5x) from 26-31 May 2019; article is well written and exceeds minimum length; article is cited inline throughout to reliable sources; no apparent copyright violations or overly close paraphrasing;
Hook and miscellaneous: hook is a combination of info from the articles. The presence of the sparrow in Oti Valley Faunal Reserve is noted in the park article. This is cited to a reliable source (nb. the source uses Petronia dentata which is a synonym of the Gymnoris dentata). The 675 bird species is noted in Wildlife of Togo and checks out to the source (the source also mentions Gymnoris dentata). Hook is interesting enough for me and not of excessive length. QPQ checks out. A free image of the sparrow is available but not submitted with this hook. All in all a good set of interesting and well written articles that look good to go for DYK   - Dumelow (talk) 09:28, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 27Edit

Ethiopian white-footed mouse, Ethiopian forest brush-furred rat

  • ... that the Ethiopian white-footed mouse and the Ethiopian forest brush-furred rat are two of the most abundant rodents in montane forests in the country? Source: "One of the commonest rodents in Ethiopian montane forests." and "The most common rodent trapped at altitudes above 1500 m within and close to forest habitats"
  • Reviewed: Huang Zhanyue
  • Comment: This QPQ is for a two article hook

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 06:33, 2 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Both articles are new enough (recent 5x expansion), long enough, and well referenced. The hook is interesting and supported by inline sources. Two QPQs are done. No copyvio detected. Good to go. -Zanhe (talk) 22:38, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Afsarwala Tomb

Afsarwala Tomb
  • ... that the Afsarwala tomb (pictured) contains the tomb of an officer whose identity is not known?

Created by Royroydeb (talk). Self-nominated at 05:14, 27 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Comments - QPQ needs to be done - There's no source for the hook, so that would need to be added. I'm happy with the hook, however. Meets length, copyvio and other checks. Add source and QPQ before passing.   Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 08:18, 29 May 2019 (UTC)
@Lee Vilenski: Inline citation has been added. QPQ done. RRD (talk) 04:45, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
  •   Hi, I came by to promote this, but I don't find the hook hooky. Anything built 1,000 years ago is bound not to have proper identification. Also, the word "tomb" is repeated in the hook, and the ending could be compressed into "an unidentified officer". Yoninah (talk) 20:29, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

─────────────────────────@Yoninah: I think its hooky enough that the place is named "Afsarwala" after the "officer" whose identity is actually not known. Maybe we can tweek the hook as below:

ALT1: ... that the Afsarwala tomb (pictured) gets its name from the corrupted Persian version of the word "officer", although the identity of the officer whose tomb it houses is unknown?

§§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 06:32, 5 July 2019 (UTC)

  • @Dharmadhyaksha: you're right, and that it is much better hook wording! Can we change the last "tomb" to "grave"? Yoninah (talk) 10:04, 5 July 2019 (UTC)
Yes! Thanks for that word. ALT2 is here. @Lee Vilenski: if you can review Alt2 then it would be great. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 10:30, 5 July 2019 (UTC)
ALT2: ... that the Afsarwala tomb (pictured) gets its name from the corrupted Persian version of the word "officer", although the identity of the officer whose grave it houses is unknown?
  • Thank you, Dharmadhyaksha, ALT2 is a great hook. Now I looked at the source to verify it, and see that the source doesn't identify the occupant of the tomb as an officer, but "the one who raised it" as an officer. Yoninah (talk) 12:45, 5 July 2019 (UTC)
Yes! You are right. However, as you earlier said, the identity problem seems to remain here. I found out another source which says the monument maybe named after the officer who is buried in it. I have also modified the article to mention both the possibilities. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 03:46, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 28Edit

Saumitra Khan

5x expanded by Royroydeb (talk). Self-nominated at 16:28, 28 May 2019 (UTC).

  • 5x done within the 7 days time frame. Hook checks out well and so do other facts in the article. The lead however does not summarize the article well. I would expect the lead to cover him being shifting his parties as well as his all 3 election wins. Also, i have changed to hook with minor correction of adding "over" before 78,000. Waiting for QPQ. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 03:57, 29 May 2019 (UTC)
@Dharmadhyaksha: Lead has been expanded. QPQ done. RRD (talk) 06:20, 29 May 2019 (UTC)
  Good to go. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 07:24, 29 May 2019 (UTC)
  • @Royroydeb: your QPQ has been awaiting your attention since the hook nominator responded on June 3. Yoninah (talk) 19:28, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
  •   So little of the QPQ review has been completed that this will be placed on hold until a complete review has been done. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:53, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: Done. RRD (talk) 15:27, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

Bill Kibby

Bill Kibby
  • ... that Bill Kibby (pictured) was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Second Battle of El Alamein? Source: Wigmore, Lionel; Harding, Bruce A. (1986). Williams, Jeff; Staunton, Anthony (eds.). They Dared Mightily (2 ed.). Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australian War Memorial. ISBN 978-0-642-99471-4. p.157–158
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Improved to Good Article status by Peacemaker67 (talk). Self-nominated at 02:52, 1 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Made Good Article on 28 May. Prose is 11,000 plus characters. Meets core policies and guidelines, as expected of a GAN. Hook is correctly formatted and of appropriate length. Hook cited in article and source available online. QPQ done.Ykraps (talk) 08:15, 1 June 2019 (UTC)
  • This has such a good image and really should be run with it. But since we're running 2 other WWII black-and-white person images this week, I'm returning it to WP:DYKNA so we can promote this with the image in a few more weeks. Yoninah (talk) 14:23, 5 July 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 29Edit

Sarjun ibn Mansur

  • ... that the Syrian Melkite Christian Sarjun ibn Mansur was in charge of the fiscal administration of Syria under the first five Umayyad caliphs, a period of half a century? Source: "Many sources know that he was at the head of the tax bureau in Syria during the caliphates of Muawiyah I, Yazid I, Muawiyah II, Marwan I, and well into the times of Abdalmalik [...] Baladhuri ... names as the date for the replacement of the man and hismethod the year 81 = 700, the fifteenth year of Abdalmalik's reign. A conservative guess for the year of his installation by Muawiyah would be the year 30 = 650". Sprengling (1939), p. 182
    • ALT1:... that the Melkite Christian Sarjun ibn Mansur, who headed the fiscal administration of Syria under the first five Umayyad caliphs, was the father of Saint John of Damascus? Source: "Many sources know that he was at the head of the tax bureau in Syria during the caliphates of Muawiyah I, Yazid I, Muawiyah II, Marwan I, and well into the times of Abdalmalik". Sprengling (1939), p. 182; "S. war der... der Vater des Ioannes Damaskenos (# 2969) und zugleich der Adoptivvater von dessen Adoptivbruder Kosmas (# 4089)." Prosopographie der mittelbyzantinischen Zeit, Sarğūn ibn Manṣūr ar-Rūmī (#6510)

Created by Cplakidas (talk). Self-nominated at 13:30, 3 June 2019 (UTC).

QPQ:  N - Not done
Overall:   A QPQ review is still required. I favor ALT1. I've tweaked the linking to remove the separate link to caliphs; you get the gist by going to Umayyad caliphate). Also, the piped link from Syria to Bilad al-Sham is contrary to WP:SURPRISE; One minor quibble: the article says Sarjun was the "foster father" or "stepfather" of Cosmas, but neither of these mean exactly the same as the source's Adoptivvater. Kim Post (talk) 21:54, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

  • Hi Kim Post, thanks, I had completely forgotten about this. I corrected the "Adoptivvater" and will try to do the QPQ soon, although I can't promise when as I am on a business trip this week. I will ping you once it is done. Cheers, Constantine 11:47, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

Lilian Benningsen

  • Reviewed: Mandy Moore (choreographer)
  • Comment: The original hook is professional, the second for those who can't imagine what "create a role" means, and the third adding Eboli which must have been quite sensational, according to sources. If a date connection is wanted: DOD 12 June.

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 10:39, 5 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   I'm going to suggest a new hook here, letting another reviewer decide if it's good enough for DYK or not. I've also struck ALT0 and ALT2 as being too long and too complicated (and ALT0 uses the "created the role" terminology which consensus has determined is not appropriate for DYK purposes), keeping ALT1 as a hook that is direct to the point and explaining the main hook fact in a concise manner.
ALT3... that Austrian opera singer Lilian Benningsen was awarded the title Kammersängerin, and was given the Bavarian Order of Merit in 1970?
I am aware that you are not fond of hooks that mention the Kammersängerin term, but you have to understand that this is a mostly-unfamiliar term to non-opera audiences, and a mention of it in this form would be a good idea to introduce it to new readers. In addition, the statement "Her grave is in the Waldfriedhof in Gauting" lacks a footnote. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 15:25, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
I added a re for the grave. I wouldn't mind mention Kammersängerin before her name, but please don't make it the ONLY thing we say about her, while first Carolina is something unique. Has been called demonic in a review. In the plot, she could have saved the lives of two young people by speaking, and remains silent in obedience to her Master. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:58, 22 June 2019 (UTC)
  •   Full review by new reviewer needed. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 21:33, 26 June 2019 (UTC)
  •   This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts for ALT1 and ALT3 are cited inline, but the nominator prefers ALT1. The article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:57, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 1Edit

Îles Ehotilés National Park

  • ... that a colony of fruit bats in the Îles Ehotilés National Park is revered by the local people as representing their ancestors? Source: "La chauve-souris : une importante colonie de ces mégachiroptères de l'espèce Eidolon helvum ou Roussettes des palmiers, loge sur l'île Balouaté. Pour les populations riveraines ces animaux sont le signe de la présence des parents disparus. Ils occupent donc une grande importance dans la vie de ces peuples."

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 09:19, 5 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Article was expanded fivefold within seven days of nomination, is over the required prose size and has no copyvio concerns. Hook is interesting and supported by an inline citation. AGF on the foreign language source. QPQ provided, good to go. Kosack (talk) 19:49, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 2Edit

Assagny National Park, Erythrophleum ivorense, Lannea welwitschii

Created/expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 06:24, 7 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   All three articles are new enough (two new, one 5x expansion), long enough, neutral, and well referenced. Hook is interesting and supported by inline references. Three QPQs are supplied. No copyvio detected. Good to go. -Zanhe (talk) 08:28, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Queen parrotfish

Male queen parrotfish

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 18:13, 6 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   New enough, long enough expansion. Hook is in the article and cited in the source ("Scarus vetula have become one of the most important biological factors in the erosion of coral reefs"). No other problems I can see, good to go. Raymie (tc) 18:14, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Jeanne Laisné (soprano)

Created by Adam Cuerden (talk). Self-nominated at 22:24, 4 June 2019 (UTC).

We found, Adam, that we can't expect DYK readers to imagine what "create a role" means, also yes, "role" better than "part", and isn't a sequel always to somthing earlier? So here you go:
Jeanne Laisné as Aurore
ALT2: ... that Jeanne Laisné appeared as Aurore (pictured) in the world premiere of Massenet's Le portrait de Manon, a sequel to his Manon?
  Detailed bio, meticulously sourced, no copyvio obvious. Please add the image here, it's the right role even! - I changed some formatting (and Carmen), and wonder about the many times the opera house is mentioned, always with a link, in the repertoire. Perhaps think about that. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:28, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: I've added the image. Can you recheck it? Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.6% of all FPs 12:47, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
 Sure, lovely image, licenced and the perfect illustration. I moved it to the hook in standard size, moved the clause, and expanded the caption. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:23, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 3Edit

Sean Sherman

Sherman foraging ramps
  • ... that Oglala Lakota chef Sean Sherman (pictured) rejects frybread as a symbol of colonial oppression but also considers it a symbol of resilience? Source: “Sherman and other chefs reject fry bread, which they see as a symbol of resilience under colonial oppression. here
    • ALT1:... that Oglala Lakota chef Sean Sherman (pictured) abandoned the use of non-native ingredients after having an epiphany and realizing that Oglala foods were not represented in US cuisine? Source: “Then a strange fact struck him: The food of his people, the Oglala Sioux, was completely unrepresented in American cuisine…“I just had an epiphany,” he said, “I should be doing the food of my ancestry and my heritage.” here and “he decided one day to abandon all ingredients that are not indigenous or regional to areas in U.S. and Canada.” here

Created by Valereee (talk). Self-nominated at 16:32, 5 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   The only problem that I can see is that the lead can be expanded more to summarize the article's content better. After that is taken care of, this is good to go. I prefer the first hook. SL93 (talk) 01:11, 6 July 2019 (UTC)
  •   I went ahead and added more to the lead. I prefer the first hook and the image is fine. SL93 (talk) 16:34, 6 July 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the review, SL93! The lead looks good! --valereee (talk) 20:38, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

Samuel Adalberg

Created by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 06:54, 6 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   New, long enough (though barely), notable, neutral, properly cited; hook is verified; Earwig gives a 40% plagiarism alert, but that's because the article is small and the titles or basic descriptions of Samuel Adalberg's work present as units of text. Hooks are fine but somewhat bland (one could consider adding his suicide as a result of the Nazi invasion, or him being a Jew doing this groundbreaking work on Polish literature -- reminded me of this guy); QPQ done. Dahn (talk) 13:03, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @Dahn: I thought about the suicide in the hook, but I couldn't find a ref in English or Polish making that connection, saying so ourselves would be a possible WP:OR/WP:SYNTH. Ping User:Icewhiz, maybe he can find some sources? (Ditto for the second hook idea you mention, it would be nice, but I didn't see sources making such a connection). --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 13:15, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @Piotrus: - " Having heard that the Nazi were going to build the ghetto for the Jewish people, the scientist committed suicide on 10th November 1939 in Warsaw" - [12] (in abstract) + snippet view. Icewhiz (talk) 13:19, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @Piotrus: I'm not going to press you into anything, and the hook is reviewed as is, but juxtapositions are actually allowed in hooks when they aren't our personal inference: saying two verifiable facts in one hook, even when they are from two separate sources, is not SYNTH, as we do not advance a conclusion we have made on the basis of sources. I'm not urging that we say "despite being Jewish, he contributed to Polish culture" (that would in fact be SYNTH), but at most something along the lines "that Jewish SA is recognized as a pioneer of the modern study Polish paremiology" (not SYNTH). Dahn (talk) 13:22, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @Dahn: I am uneasy with this for the following reasons 1) he was not just Jewish but Polish-Jewish 2) this could create an impression that Jews in general did not contribute to Polish culture, a possibly controversial and biased concept 3) particularly in the light of the ongoing ArbCom related to those issues. I'd rather avoid introducing controversy to this DYK (in my evidence I discuss how two DYKs in Polish Jewish topics were derailed because of NPOV issues). So let's keep it simple and uncontroversial, shall we? But since Icewhiz were kind enough to reply and found a reliable source for the other idea, here is an ALT2, a bit more morbid, but that may translate to more clicks, eh? :/ .--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 02:54, 25 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @Piotrus: Once more: my own comment above was not meant as an actual suggestion, and could be ignored entirely on these grounds, but rather as an attempt to clarify why it would not be SYNTH to add to facts from the article in one hook. It also does not disparage Jewish contributions to Polish culture, but would rather be a comment on how Jews and Poles are assumed to have been segregated due to Polish antisemitism being widespread (a claim which I myself see as grossly exaggerated, but which is very widespread these days), and also hinges on the fact that major Jewish contributions to Polish culture (i.e. not just Polish national culture, but Polish ethnic culture) would have been exotic, as any such crossovers are. I do understand and respect your reasons for rejecting this as the basis of the hook, and will not press the matter further. Dahn (talk) 04:14, 25 June 2019 (UTC)
ALT2: that Samuel Adalberg, pioneer of Polish paremiology, committed suicide upon learning of the Germans plans constructing the Warsaw Ghetto?--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 02:54, 25 June 2019 (UTC)
  •   ALT2 checked, as above. Dahn (talk) 04:14, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

Dioryctria sylvestrella

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 06:40, 8 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   5x expanded, in time, long enough, sourced, no apparent copyvios, QPQ done. Cwmhiraeth, the hook generally accords with the source (it "is one of the important pests of pine plantations"), although I think "most" should be dropped. What is the source for the line in the article that "maritime pine [is] an important plantation crop of the Mediterranean region"? --Usernameunique (talk) 19:09, 16 June 2019 (UTC)
@Usernameunique: Thank you for the review. I have added a reference to the article and substituted ALT1 for the original hook. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:08, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
  All set now. --Usernameunique (talk) 05:12, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Concerning word choice in the hook, I wonder if a less ambiguous word than "important" would help give readers more clarity. Because the way it is worded, it is almost like infestations are a good thing, which I would very much imagine they are not. (talk) 03:04, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
I have suggested ALT2 to address your concerns. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:38, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 4Edit

Seal of Somerset County, Maryland

Seal of Somerset County
  • Reviewed: Milton Keynes
  • Comment: Can I request if we use the image please?

Created by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 08:58, 4 June 2019 (UTC).

  •  Article is new enough and long enough. Source #1 does not say "rediscovered" and does not support the analysis of the seal's symbols' meaning either. AGFing on #2 and #3. I am not sure if "Some versions" is supported by #4 either and is that a reliable source? No copyvio or plagiarism that I can see. Hook is appropriately sourced, not very interesting perhaps and cited inline. Image is fine. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 19:47, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @Jo-Jo Eumerus: It clearly says in source 1 that it is based on the Royal arms of England at the time, the breakdown of the quarters is in source 4. I have reworded rediscovered in the article. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 22:41, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @The C of E: The problem parts are The three yellow lions and fleurs-de-lys on the top left and bottom right quarters represent England and the English claims to the French throne (though reversed in the seal), the white lion on the top right representing Scotland and the harp on the bottom left representing Ireland. which are only partially endorsed by source #4. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 08:34, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @Jo-Jo Eumerus: Source 4 clearly states the quartering and what it represents. England " three lions passant guardant", France "fleurs-de-lis to three", "These arms expressed his claim to the French throne", Scotland ", a lion rampant" and Ireland " Azure, a harp". IT is fully covered by the source but it isn't relevant to the hook. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 10:07, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
  •   Hi, I came by to promote this, but the hook is misleading. The source says it is based on a version of the Royal coat of arms of England at the time of the House of Stuart. I think the hook should be referring to the House of Stuart seal rather than the current English seal. Yoninah (talk) 14:52, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
  • The Royal Arms are the English arms. The Stuart arms are a version of the Royal Arms of England. Also @Yoninah:, there is no current English seal so there is no way it can be confused. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 17:50, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
  • But it was England at the time. England doesn't exist anymore, it was subsumed into the UK. England and the UK are not the same thing (Despite what some ignorant yanks might think). If the link is the problem, then I can remove it @Yoninah:.
  •   Thank you. Restoring tick per Jo-Jo Eumerus's review. Yoninah (talk) 20:55, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 5Edit

Abdullah's entry into Transjordan, Interregnum (Transjordan)

Proclamation of Abdullah as leader of Transjordan, 1921

Created by Onceinawhile (talk). Self-nominated at 21:52, 5 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   These two articles are new enough and long enough. Not all the hook facts seem to be mentioned in the articles, also the hook is too long (233 characters), so a shorter hook is needed. The articles are neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. Earwig produced a 93% likelihood of copyvio for Interregnum (Transjordan) but the text concerned seems to have been copied from Mandate for Palestine and originated in Wikipedia and not elsewhere. The image is in the public domain. Two QPQs have been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:54, 2 July 2019 (UTC)
@Cwmhiraeth: thank you for the comments. I believe these have now been addressed. Onceinawhile (talk) 10:34, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

Thomas Cheney (folklorist)

  • Reviewed: Gustave A. Mueller
  • Comment: New article created in my sandbox and moved June 5, 2019

Created by Skyes(BYU) (talk). Self-nominated at 20:33, 5 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   New enough and long enough, neutral, and well-cited. Earwig finds nothing. Hook is cited from online source given. QPQ done. I have taken the liberty of changing "banned from" to "banned by": the word "banning" is used in the source, but its meaning is far from clear. The source says someone demanded the book be withdrawn from bookshops and then goes on to imply that that happened by saying "the press was left with 5950 copies". With that slight tweak, ready to go... but when this comes to be promoted someone may feel that "withdrawn" would be better than "banned". Moonraker (talk) 22:20, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
I agree with this. I think withdrawn is better word choice.Skyes(BYU) (talk) 22:34, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Li Hengde

  • ... that after the US banned Chinese students from returning to China, Li Hengde organized a student network which petitioned the Chinese premier, the US president, and the UN for their right to go home? Source: Chinese American Transnational Politics

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 19:10, 7 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Article age, length, cited hook, and policy checked. QPQ done. Appears fine. My preference would be that the year is included (... from returning to China in 1950...), but that's just my personal preference. Bejinhan talks 21:09, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Not related to the hook, but I'm unsure how "and the renowned aerospace engineer Qian Xuesen was "deported" by the US in 1955" is relevant to the article. There's no prior mention of him anywhere in the article, until that line. Bejinhan talks 21:51, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @Bejinhan: Thanks for your review. The hook is just below the length limit and it would be hard to add any more info (and I think the ban actually took effect in 1951). Li's efforts contributed to the release of Qian, who would become the father of China's aerospace program. This is why Li and Qian are singled out for mention in the book, among the thousands of students affected. If you're interested, please take a look at Template:Did you know nominations/Gao Xiaoxia as well, for someone who left the US just before the ban. -Zanhe (talk) 22:07, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Hmm, my qualm about that is I'm not sure if it's relevant because this Wikipedia article is about Li, and not the book. If the article is about the book, then, sure, it would make sense to include the important points. But this article is about Li, so including Qian as a one-off line doesn't quite make sense. Bejinhan talks 22:18, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
  • The article is obviously not about the book. My point is that Li contributed to Qian's release according to the book, which is why the information is worth a mention in the article. -Zanhe (talk) 22:44, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
  • I get your point, but adding it as a one-off line (actually, more like half a line) is very random and doesn’t fit with the narrative of the paragraph or section. Perhaps, adding another sentence explaining what you just explained above here would make it sound better. Bejinhan talks 23:35, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 6Edit

WQQW (Connecticut)

  • ... that the final owners of Waterbury, Connecticut's WQQW radio station were involved in a fraudulent banking ring that toppled the town's mayor? Source: "The probe involving Richard D. Barbieri Sr. took down a mayor, a Board of Aldermen president, a state GOP chairman and led to two dozen convictions of those involved. The scam involved property flipping, illegal loans, bribes and theft of city funds."
    • ALT1:... that W1XBS in Waterbury, Connecticut, was one of four special "high-fidelity" AM radio stations licensed to operate in the 1930s? Source: "On April 4 and 5, 1934, the Federal Radio Commission held hearings on all six applications: ... Two weeks later, the Commission approved all except the Unity and Los Angeles applications."

Created by Raymie (talk). Self-nominated at 19:51, 7 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:30, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

Hours of Louis XII

Created/expanded by Johnbod (talk). Self-nominated at 15:21, 8 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   A beautiful article on a beautiful topic. New enough, long enough, well written and referenced; except that the Backhouse reference is incorrect: the book is a collection of essays, only one of which is by Janet Backhouse. There are many references to Mark Evans' essay, and one to Thomas Kren's. This has to be corrected. I did a spotcheck for close paraphrasing, and found no issues, Earwig's tool also comes out clean. Hook is cited, interesting, and within length limits. QPQ has been done. Constantine 07:40, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! Done this. You are right of course, I was somewhat misled by google books, and perhaps knowing that Backhouse died while her contribution was in the post to Getty. Johnbod (talk) 11:07, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
@Johnbod: Hmmm, I would prefer to list the individual articles and contributors, but this works as well. Passing now.
  Good to go. Constantine 08:04, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Echinochloa pyramidalis

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 08:14, 10 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Reviewing
  • Article is long enough, new enough, neutral, with inline citations from appropriate sources.
  • No copyvio on Earwig.
  • Hooks are both correctly formatted, short enough and are both supported by an inline citation. Both are of interest to general audience.
  • QPQ done
  • Good to go.   Papamac (talk) 08:41, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 7Edit

Yusuf Gowon

Created by Applodion (talk). Self-nominated at 22:12, 12 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   This interesting and substantial article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. I have added ALT1 to give more context. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:53, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

Asthall barrow

Created by Usernameunique (talk). Self-nominated at 23:58, 15 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Page is uncategorised. A talk page must be created and relevant wikiproject templates must be added. RRD (talk) 05:26, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Royroydeb, thanks for taking on this review. Categories added, talk page created, and wikiprojects assigned. --Usernameunique (talk) 12:05, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
  Newly created article, article over 1500 charatcers, QPQ done, article follows guidelines, well cited and interesting hook. RRD (talk) 05:32, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
  @Usernameunique: The hook facts are mentioned in the single sentence but uncited lead, but not elsewhere. The last sentence in the "Excavation" section is uncited and the article gives the impression of being unfinished because it does not indicate what was found during the excavations nor why it is deduced that a high-status individual was buried in the barrow. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:31, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

1st Canadian Comedy Awards, Canadian Comedy Awards, List of Canadian comedians, Peameal bacon, Poutine, Made in Canada

Extended content
Serving of poutine
  • ... that poutine (pictured) and back bacon on a bun were served while The Beaver was awarded to Made in Canada, clowns, and comedians at the inaugural Canadian Comedy Awards? Hook fact appears in 1st Canadian Comedy Awards. Sources: "the premier Canadian Comedy Awards [...] guests munched on Canadian fare like back bacon on a bun and poutine [...] Rick Mercer was chosen best male performer in a TV comedy for Made in Canada [...] Other awards went to: [...] Mike Kennard and John Turner (a.k.a. Mump and Smoot, although they appeared sans clown face last night); best actor[s]in a comedic play [...] Canada's comic elite were finally able to take home something more tangible than simply the memory of chuckles and guffaws." The Globe and Mail and "Beaver (yup, that's what the award is called)" The Globe and Mail

Created/expanded by Reidgreg (talk). Self-nominated at 23:21, 7 June 2019 (UTC).

Note that not all of the articles are ready for DYK reviews:

All articles ready for DYK review. – Reidgreg (talk) 12:04, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

  •  @Reidgreg: do you have an image to go with this? Yoninah (talk) 13:09, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
    • Nothing specific. I suppose a picture would balance-out the length of the hook, so good idea! The picture of the trophy at the CCA article is fair use, as is the title card for Made in Canada, so they don't qualify. Commons has plenty of pictures of poutine. (File:Poutine.JPG might be good and appears in the article, though I'm not the best person to judge.) – Reidgreg (talk) 13:53, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Starting review of Peameal bacon, as that's one that hasn't been to GA already --valereee (talk) 14:45, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
Peameal bacon GTG: was expanded from 762 characters to 5000+ between Jun 7 and 10, nominated Jun 7, so plenty long and 5x expansion done and nominated in time. I did not find the hook info (that it was served at the first awards) in the article, but I did find that at the awards article, so I’ve added it in +source. There was a minor instance of too-close paraphrasing in the lead, which I fixed. Article is sufficiently sourced, and references appear to be in good shape. The point within the hook that references this article is interesting. --valereee (talk) 15:23, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Starting review of Poutine, which is another food article so happy to pitch in there, too. --valereee (talk) 15:29, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
Poutine GTG: is long enough and was reviewed for GA June 7, so new enough. There are sufficient citations, at least one per paragraph, and they appear to be in good shape. Once again I did not find the hook point in the article, but again added it. Note to Reidgreg: I think you’re going to need to put the hook point with source into each of the other articles in order for them to be bolded rather than simply linked. Fixed an instance of too-close paraphrasing. Point within the hook that references this article is interesting. Article is stable. Image of Poutine is properly licensed and used in article. --valereee (talk) 16:07, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
@Valereee: I added a picture from poutine to the nomination, if you wouldn't mind checking it as well. Thanks. – Reidgreg (talk) 17:05, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
Could I have a third opinion on the bolded note above? Rule H5 requires the hook fact to be cited in the [main] article, but it isn't clear if the hook fact must be present in every bolded article of a multiple-article hook. I don't mind the addition of the hook fact to the above articles (poutine, peameal bacon), but it might seem trivial or out of place in the other secondary articles (Made in Canada, List of Canadian comedians, Canadian Comedy Awards). – Reidgreg (talk) 17:05, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
Reidgreg, I'm not interpreting it to mean all the articles have to be connected somehow with all the other articles, just that the point in the hook (that poutine was served at this awards dinner, for instance) would need to be mentioned in both articles, and so on. Poutine doesn't need to go into any of the other articles. It just needs to be in the poutine article that they were served at the awards, and in the awards article that poutine was served. Winning a Beaver would need to be mentioned in the Made in Canada article, and the fact Made in Canada won a Beaver in the awards article. But the Made in Canada article doesn't need to mention poutine, and vice versa. But maybe I'm wildly off base here! --valereee (talk) 17:23, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
I've added the image check to the poutine review --valereee (talk) 17:28, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
Ah, good!  CCA has "The Beaver" and comedians, the List refers to CCA, you've fixed the food articles, and MIC refers to this article and CCAs.  This main article is the only one with the complete hook fact. – Reidgreg (talk) 17:38, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @Valereee: the hook fact only needs to be mentioned and sourced in one of the articles. @Reidgreg: great picture! Yoninah (talk) 17:40, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
Yoninah, even if both articles are bolded? What's the difference in requirements between a bolded article and a linked article, just that they've both been through review? They don't need to be connected to one another via a hook that is sourced in each? It seems like when someone goes to a bolded article and doesn't see anything that connects it to the hook, they'd wonder why. ETA: er, not arguing, just trying to get my own understanding straight. :) --valereee (talk) 17:49, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
@Valereee: the hook fact has to appear in only one bolded article in the hook, even if there are 30 bolded articles! I don't understand your question about linked articles; they are not subject to DYK review. Yoninah (talk) 19:50, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @Reidgreg:@Valereee: There is too much linking going on in the hook. The "clowns" link looks like a link to Clown, not to the award winner. I suggest deleting that. Linking to "comedians" as List of Canadian comedians is also confusing; was the award given to all the comedians in the list? I would suggest doing a different hook for List of Canadian comedians and writing the hook this way:
  • ALT1: ... that poutine (pictured) and back bacon on a bun were served while The Beaver was awarded to Made in Canada at the inaugural Canadian Comedy Awards? Sources per ALT0 Yoninah (talk) 19:56, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
    • Comment: My idea was for "Made in Canada, clowns and comedians" to read without the comma, as if "Made in Canada" was a compound modifier applied to "clowns and comedians", like another way of saying Canadian clowns and Canadian comedians. (About 20 people on that list received awards at the 1st CCAs; less than 5% of the list. Mump and Smoot are regarded as the most-famous Canadian clown duo, so Canadian clowns → Mump and Smoot.) I'm open to ALT1 but would like to see how the rest of the reviews go. – Reidgreg (talk) 20:41, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @Reidgreg: OK, but that compound modifier thing isn't clear at all. I'll try to review the rest of the hooks if someone doesn't beat me to it. Yoninah (talk) 20:46, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
  • I may help later today or tomorrow, - please clarify in the list of 6 above what's already under review. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:17, 22 June 2019 (UTC)
    I checked the completed reviews; so far no editor has specifically stated an intention to review any of the last four. – Reidgreg (talk) 13:03, 22 June 2019 (UTC)
      for Made in Canada, substantial GA on good sources, offline sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:31, 22 June 2019 (UTC)
      for Canadian Comedy Awards, substantial expansion on good sources, no copyvio obvious. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:46, 22 June 2019 (UTC)
  •   Review of List of Canadian comedians: 5x expansion verified. New enough, long enough, well referenced, no close paraphrasing seen. QPQ done. However, the material which constitutes the lead is unorganized and jumps from topic to topic. I suggest writing a more general lead (see hidden note in edit window) and then breaking the rest up into subsections. After "Types of humour", though, I was unable to find a logical sequence; it all seems like a mish-mash.
  • As mentioned above, I don't think this page should be included in the multi-hook nomination, and neither should the non-bolded "clowns" directing to Mump and Smoot. Please suggest a different hook for this article. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 23:33, 22 June 2019 (UTC)
  •   Review of 1st Canadian Comedy Awards: 5x expansion verified, new enough, long enough, well referenced, neutrally written, no close paraphrasing seen. QPQ done. All of the citations for the hook are found in this article, and hook refs are verified and cited inline. Image is freely licensed. Good to go. Yoninah (talk) 23:50, 22 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Comments: I wonder about the article name, why "1st", not "First"? I also suggest you write a short lead and have a new section below. The names of collagues of someone who won in two categories seems no lead material. - General: I'd collapse the navbox in all articles, at least until there's more blue. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:29, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
    • The ordinal (1st) in the title seems to be the convention with these sorts of articles (e.g. 1st Academy Awards). It probably makes it easier for listing/navigation, and to keep the title from becoming unwieldy. When I ran an intitle search with "first" I mostly found things like First Novelist Award which is for an artist's debut work (i.e. first novels written by authors, not the first year the award was given). Some list by the year, but this can become ambiguous and confusing (between the eligibility year, the year the award was given, if the ceremony ever skipped a year for some reason, or if the eligibility period does not coincide with a calendar year).
    I noted the colleagues who shared that award because it wasn't written out anywhere else in prose. The lead looks a little long compared to the prose in some sections, but it's also summarizing a lot of tables. (I feel like it would get a bit redundant if all the information in tables was also written out in prose.)
    I collapsed the nav template. (I have drafts for ceremonies 2–19 which I was going to move to mainspace when this passed, but I recently gained access to the ProQuest database and want to flesh them out with additional sources first.) – Reidgreg (talk) 12:50, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

─────────────────────────For List of Canadian comedians, I agree with Yoninah's edits, it was too long for a lead and works much better with sections. Being very general, it was intended to show how the realities of the country (culture, audiences, climate, industry) shape its comedians, and what distinguishes Canadian comedians from those of other countries. I'll try to write a lead and organize it in that vein. I'm not sure anything stands out as hook-worthy. I have a couple sources which say something along the lines of "Canada produces more [notable] comedians per capita than any other country in the world", which I feel is broadly interesting, but they aren't high-quality sources for census-type information like that, and I didn't include it in the article as I felt it was likely to be challenged. (Census information I did find grouped comedians with actors, so I couldn't resolve it as a distinct profession.) If we can't think of a good hook, I'm fine with dropping it, but please keep the QPQ credit for the review. – Reidgreg (talk) 12:50, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

  • @Reidgreg: no problem. I'm sure we can come up with a good hook after you fix up the article. We could leave this template open until that's resolved.
  •   ALT1 is simply a shorter version of ALT0, and since all five articles have been checked and verified, ALT1 is good to go. I have struck List of Canadian comedians from the DYK credit lines. Yoninah (talk) 13:19, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
    • ALT2B: ... that Canada's comedians, along with its singers and musicians, are considered to be the country's cultural representatives?" Source: "working-class individuals [...] idea of Canada's cultural best is more likely to include the Canadian comedians who have frequented American television shows such as Saturday Night Live (Dan Akroyd, Mike Myers) or rock groups such as Rush [...] or more recently internationally famous performers such as Shania Twain or Celine Dion" Anthropologica (source offline). It's not in the article yet, but does that sound hook-worthy? Oh, the "more likely" part in the source is comparing what is broadly popular to what is traditionally chosen from the fine arts by the elite. Feel free to suggest changes. – Reidgreg (talk) 16:50, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
  • I think the hook is good. Are you going to create a lead paragraph too? I'm not very familiar with list articles but you should probably summarize the major points there. I'll take a look at this once this is done. Overall, this is ripe for promotion. MX () 17:20, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Good job on the expansion, Reidgreg! The presentation looks much better now and the lead reads well. I suggest writing the hook this way:
Wayne and Shuster with Ed Sullivan
  • ALT2c: ... that Canadians consider their comedians (Wayne and Shuster pictured), along with their singers and musicians, to be the country's cultural representatives?
  •   Offline hook ref AGF and cited inline. Rest of my review above. ALT2c good to go. Yoninah (talk) 20:08, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
    • I like ALT2c. Fixed the TOC and section headers, and added a bunch of images, all marked with free licenses. I tried to use performance images, and then added a few others where there were gaps. I tried to balance the columns and images as best I could, hopefully it doesn't look too bad at different screen widths. I might go back to crop a photo so it'll display better, but I'm pretty happy with it. – Reidgreg (talk) 23:04, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
    •  @Reidgreg: nice job on the images. Confirming that all images are freely licensed. What do you think about adding the Wayne and Schuster image to this nomination? From a design point of view, the images do look a bit too big. Are they default 200px? Yoninah (talk) 09:49, 25 June 2019 (UTC)
      • I set the long skinny picture of Katherine Ryan to 150px. The others are all 'thumb's, which I believe sets the width according to the user preferences and browser platform. The Wayne & Shuster picture certainly fits the hook, and I was really pleased to find it. Have added it to ALT2c, above. I used an ampersand to keep the caption short; are the caption and the (pictured) note sufficient? Also cropped the picture of Candy Palmater in the article. – Reidgreg (talk) 12:04, 25 June 2019 (UTC)
  •   Thank you. The image is freely licensed. I edited the caption and "(pictured)" part. ALT2c good to go with image. Yoninah (talk) 13:48, 25 June 2019 (UTC)
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  • Note to promoter: There are 2 separate hooks on this page, ALT1 which is scheduled for a special occasion appearance on July 1, and ALT2c. Please leave this template open after promoting one so the other will still be available for promotion. Or, promote them at the same time! Thank you, Yoninah (talk) 20:11, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
I have promoted ALT1 without the image to Prep 3. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:49, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

History of the Caltech House System

Caltech's Ricketts House in 1933
  • ... that while Caltech's historic South Houses (pictured) were renovated, its North Houses were recommended to be demolished for lack of architectural appeal? Source: [13], p. 4

Moved to mainspace by Antony-22 (talk). Self-nominated at 21:47, 7 June 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.


Congrats on creating your 100th DYK! The line where the hook is taken from ("Among the report's recommendations were to renovate and restore the South Houses, and to demolish and replace the North Houses due to their poor condition and lack of architectural appeal.") does not have an inline cite at the end of the sentence. Per "Each fact in the hook must be supported in the article by at least one inline citation to a reliable source, appearing no later than the end of the sentence(s) offering that fact. Citations at the end of the paragraph are not sufficient" from Wikipedia: Did you know, please correct that. Bejinhan talks 16:02, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Ref added. Also, added a picture to the nomination. Antony–22 (talkcontribs) 03:14, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
Thank you! Everything looks great! Bejinhan talks 15:34, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Uptown Hudson Tubes

  • ... that the Uptown Hudson Tubes between New York and New Jersey took over 30 years to complete? Source: ASCE. "Construction of the subway tunnel under the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey stretched out over a period of more than three decades beginning in 1874 ... On the afternoon of February 25, 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt pressed a button from the White House that turned on electrical power to the system.

Improved to Good Article status by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 17:36, 8 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Recently promoted GA, article is well-sourced, no copyvios detected, and the hooks are cited to reliable sources. I have a preference for ALT2, as it really highlights an unusual quality of the tunnels' structure, in contrast to many projects (e.g. the second avenue subway) that took many years from conception/initial construction to opening. @Epicgenius: QPQ still needed, otherwise good to go. ComplexRational (talk) 01:41, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
  •   Returning from prep for further work on the hook per discussion at WT:DYK#Prep 1, reprinted below:
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@Epicgenius, ComplexRational, and Cwmhiraeth: This hook sounds really niche and is honestly kinda hard to understand. Can something else be used as the hook instead? I know the reviewer stated their preference for this hook, but looking at the nomination again, ALT0 and to a lesser extent ALT1 actually sound more appealing to a broad audience. Another potential direction, which wasn't raised in the nomination, could be to mention that the tubes have a sharp curve to avoid demolishing basements (the specific quote is: This sharp curve, which follows the streets above it, was necessitated to avoid the demolition of preexisting basements during construction.). Thoughts? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 23:40, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

Narutolovehinata5, sure. How about this: ... that the Uptown Hudson Tubes in New York City make sharp curves to avoid the demolition of preexisting basements during construction? epicgenius (talk) 23:54, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
Could be rephrased to something like "basement during its construction" or something to that effect, but it sounds better. Would like to hear ComplexRational's thoughts though since they were the original reviewer. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:00, 12 July 2019 (UTC)
When I originally suggested ALT2, I will admit that I found it interesting, and it stood out more than ALT0 and ALT1 because it seemed that many other engineering projects took several decades to complete. I can see how it may sound niche, so I will suggest a possible rephrasing, but will not object to dropping it altogether if no satisfactory wording is found. I'm also fine with ALT0 or the new hook proposed here (which I'll call ALT3) with a small correction.
ALT2a:... that two more sets of subway tunnels were later built around and below the Uptown Hudson Tubes under Sixth Avenue in New York City?
ALT3a:... that the Uptown Hudson Tubes in New York City were constructed with sharp curves to avoid the demolition of preexisting basements?
ALT3b:... that the Uptown Hudson Tubes in New York City make sharp curves to avoid the demolition of preexisting basements during their construction?
Any other suggestions or alternate phrasings are of course welcome. ComplexRational (talk) 13:52, 12 July 2019 (UTC)
ALT2a is clearer but ultimately doesn't solve the nicheness issue. A new reviewer here is needed to make a final decision. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:00, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 8Edit

WBOW (1230 AM)

  • Reviewed: Kang Woo Kyu
  • Comment: I do worry about a potential BLP violation with ALT1, but it's much, much more interesting.

Created by Raymie (talk). Self-nominated at 02:30, 11 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   This article is new enough and long enough. I don't think ALT1 is a BLP issue because Rice is not alleged or suspected of committing a crime, but has been convicted, and the sources are pointing this out as the reason for the licenses being revoked. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:52, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

JFK Express

  • ... that the JFK Express subway service in New York City never actually went to JFK Airport? Source: NY Times 1993 "For years, transit officials have lamented the absence of a direct train link between Manhattan and Kennedy. Fifteen years ago, the Transit Authority decided to try to take advantage of the A train's proximity to the airport and began an express service to Kennedy that was promoted as the "train to the plane." Many riders thought the reality fell short of the sales pitch. For $7.50 they were simply riding the A line, though in a slightly nicer train with police protection and few stops, to the Howard Beach station in Queens and then lugging their baggage onto a connecting bus to the airport."
    • ALT1:... that the JFK Express subway service in New York City was so unpopular among airport riders that just before it was discontinued, nearly half of its 3,200 daily riders were commuters? Source: NNY Times 1989 "They also said that 47 percent of the riders are commuters from Howard Beach, Queens, or the Rockaways who pay a discount of $3.50 a trip." (the service ended in April 1990)

Improved to Good Article status by Kew Gardens 613 (talk). Nominated by Epicgenius (talk) at 17:27, 8 June 2019 (UTC).

  • ALT0 sounds clear to me actually. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:02, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
  • An alternate way of wording ALT1: ... that New York City's cancelled JFK Express train was popular among commuters despite being intended for use by airport passengers? SounderBruce 03:08, 10 June 2019 (UTC)
Personally I think we should just stick to ALT0: it sounds catchier and less technical than ALT1 or ALT1a. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:03, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Policy compliance:

QPQ: Done.

Overall:   Beyond the citation issue, ALT0 should be good to go. I agree with NLH that the ALT1 is less interesting and should not be chosen. SounderBruce 05:41, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

Yellow-footed honeyguide

  • ... that the yellow-footed honeyguide probably includes beeswax in its diet? Source: "Feeds on insects, and fruits and their seeds; probably also eats beeswax, as yellow waxy material found in stomachs."

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 10:51, 13 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Article is new enough, long enough, and well referenced. Hook is interesting and verified with inline reference. QPQ is done. No copyvio detected. Good to go. -Zanhe (talk) 21:23, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Marahoué National Park


5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 10:32, 11 June 2019 (UTC).

  •  . Expanded 5x, reads well, No copyvio issues, QPQ done, hook interesting/cited and in article. Image is okay and very good. References good. Appears straight forward. Whispyhistory (talk) 12:34, 11 June 2019 (UTC)


  • ... that after a 2002 study inaccurately claimed a measles and autism link due to improper qPCR data, scientists developed the MIQE guidelines to show the minimum level of reported data required for qPCR? Source: "The actual trigger for the publication of the MIQE guidelines was provided by the after effects of a paper that used RT-qPCR to detect measles virus in children with autism. These results were never reproduced independently, nor repeated by the authors themselves." [Link]

Created by Silver seren (talk). Self-nominated at 22:18, 9 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   New enough and long enough, QPQ present. AGF due to paywalled source (ScienceDirect). The hook may be a tad dry, but this is a timely article because of the topics (autism, reproducibility). About my only suggestion for future articles is sentence case section headings, but that's a very minor quibble. Raymie (tc) 06:31, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

William R. Crawford Jr.

Created by Bejinhan (talk). Self-nominated at 16:18, 8 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   New enough, long enough.Zigzig20s (talk) 16:53, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Neutral, well-cited, no copyright violation detected.
  • I standardized the layout. The lede is too short.Zigzig20s (talk) 18:01, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
  • I didn't know lede length is a requirement in WP:DYK... but I've expanded it into a brief summary of the article. Bejinhan talks 18:14, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Thanks. ALT1 is better. Interesting to a broad audience. QPQ done. I cannot double-check the offline book, but I assume good faith and there are other references about his father anyway. Good to go!Zigzig20s (talk) 18:29, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Thanks! I've struck out the first suggestion. Bejinhan talks 19:00, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 9Edit

Han Yu (pool player)

  • ... that pool player Han Yu didn't celebrate after winning her first world championship? "HANDS DOWN FOR HAN!". Retrieved 9 June 2019. Afterwards, while explaining how it all happened, Han displayed the same quiet fortitude that she had on the table. No boasting, no wild celebrations, no getting too impressed with one's achievements
    • ALT1:... that pool player Han Yu scored a golden break in the final of the WPA World Nine-ball Championship, which was awarded as the referee didn't call it as a foul shot? "HANDS DOWN FOR HAN!". Retrieved 9 June 2019. Sometime in the subsequent rack, a tournament official came over and informed the referee that the golden break of Han was actually an illegal break, meaning that three balls hadn't passed the head string. But since the referee hadn't called it, and nor did Lin, the golden break stood.

Moved to mainspace by Lee Vilenski (talk). Self-nominated at 15:24, 9 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts for ALT0 are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. I have struck ALT1 as the golden break is not mentioned in the article. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:15, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Ivan Golunov

Created by Kirill Samredny (talk) and Alexander Davronov (talk). Nominated by Anomalous+0 (talk) at 14:45, 15 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. No QPQ needed here. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:10, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

Daniellia oliveri

  • ... that among the tree's many uses, strips of bark from the West African copal are used to make beehives while the flowers are appreciated by the bees? Source: "Large strips of bark are made into beehives" (page 274) and "The flowers are much visited by honey-bees for nectar." (page 275)

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 13:42, 13 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   The article is long enough, new enough, fully verified, and has no copyright violations. The hook is sourced. SL93 (talk) 21:10, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Bukit Gasing

  • ... that a female jogger was murdered in the Malaysian tropical forest reserve, Bukit Gasing? Source: "Ong blocked the robbers who then stabbed her several times...Ong was rushed to the University Malaya Medical Centre but was pronounced dead on arrival" ([16])

Created by Bejinhan (talk). Self-nominated at 21:02, 9 June 2019 (UTC).


QPQ: Done.

Overall:   The article could use some pictures but we don't seem to have much yet. The relationship of the place to Bukit Gasing (state constituency) needs explanation. These issues are no obstacle to DYK though and more exposure might help resolve them. Andrew D. (talk) 12:25, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

  • Generally speaking, crime of one sort or another can occur anywhere. Doesn't this forest reserve host a rare wombat or something? EEng 22:59, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 10Edit

Battle of Semarang

  • ... that the Battle of Semarang is considered by Indonesian general Abdul Haris Nasution to be the first major battle involving Indonesia? Source: SIONG, HAN BING (1996). "The Secret of Major Kido: The Battle of Semarang, 15-19 October 1945". Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde. 152 (3). ISSN 0006-2294., p385: " Subsequently a battle raged which according to Nasution (1977:354, see also Hofland 1985) was the first major battle of the Indonesian nation"
    • ALT1:... that British accounts noted that Japanese actions during the Battle of Semarang had saved European prisoners of war? Source: Same as above, p414: "So Tuli wrote in his report: 'In the course of their fighting the Japanese, who fought with incredible gal lantry despite losses which with most troops would have been prohibitive, in all cases protected the internment camps from molestation and released numerous Dutch and Eurasian captives from the jail"

Created by Juxlos (talk). Self-nominated at 21:55, 10 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Article meets DYK requirements, adequately sourced, no close paraphrasing found, QPQ done. The first hook is the more interesting of the two: I don't have access to the source right now so AGF on that. GTG. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:31, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

May Hollinworth

  • ... that in 1940, Australian theatre director and former chemistry demonstrator May Hollinworth was described as "a wizard with lighting effects"? Source: Quinn, Marjorie (2 May 1940). "Women Who Will Play a Part In Australian Drama Month". The Sun (9462). New South Wales, Australia. p. 29: "May Hollinworth is a wizard with lighting effects. She rubs her magic lamp, and lo! miracles occur." [17]
    • ALT1:... that May Hollinworth was a demonstrator in the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney before becoming a theatre director? Source: E. C. (11 June 1938). "Music & Drama". The Telegraph. Queensland, Australia. p. 24: "There was a lull in Miss Hollinworth's stage career for some years as she took up chemistry at the Sydney University, becoming for a lengthy period a demonstrator at the Chemistry School. So she has two professions at her finger-tips." [18]

Created by RebeccaGreen (talk). Self-nominated at 14:19, 11 June 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: None required.

Overall:   Both hooks are good, although I would drop "in 1940" from ALT0. Picture in article if needed but I didn't add it because it's hard to see at 100px imho. Great job otherwise, should definitely be nominated for WP:GA as well. Regards SoWhy 18:45, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

Chitpas Kridakorn

Chitpas Kridakorn
  • ... that "beer heiress" Chitpas Kridakorn (pictured) was charged with sedition, but tried to join the police? [19]
    • ALT1: ... that Chitpas Kridakorn (pictured) whose family owns the Singha brewery, had to change her last name due to her political activism? [20]
    • ALT2: ... that "beer heiress" Chitpas Kridakorn (pictured) made it from street protest leader to a member of parliament? [21]

Created by RJFF (talk). Self-nominated at 20:30, 10 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   for ALT1, the others are kind of biased. --LLcentury (talk) 21:14, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
Hello @LLcentury: Why do you think they are biased? Because of the sobriquet "beer heiress"? I thought it would just make the blurb more catchy. Readers may wonder why she is called "beer heiress", and click the article to find out. She is indeed heiress to a major beer company. It was not intended in a judgmental way. --RJFF (talk) 08:19, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
Hi @RJFF:, I may have be misunderstood, I think the best suitable ALT, is #1, and still stand for it. If anyone decides the opposite, I welcome it. Kind regards. --LLcentury (talk) 11:40, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

A Clare Benediction

  • Reviewed: to come

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 13:02, 16 June 2019 (UTC).

  •  , New enough, no copyvio issues, just about long enough. I like the hook which is within character limit and is in the article followed by inline citation of a source with the hook in. Links in hook ok. Ping me when QPQ done. Thank you @Gerda Arendt:. Whispyhistory (talk) 17:07, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Gordon Bell (surgeon)

5x expanded by Iainmacintyre (talk). Self-nominated at 17:17, 10 June 2019 (UTC).

  •  . New enough, long enough, reads well, hook in article and is cited, start article, no copyvio issues. Nice article Whispyhistory (talk) 16:04, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Solstice (1990 video game)

  • ... that the critically-acclaimed opening theme of the 1990 video game Solstice is the personal favourite work of its composer Tim Follin?
    • ALT1: ... that the 1990 NES video game Solstice was originally planned and developed as a computer title before its developer won a contract with Nintendo following an early demonstration of the game?

Improved to Good Article status by Cat's Tuxedo (talk). Self-nominated at 19:32, 10 June 2019 (UTC).

  • I wonder if alternative hooks can be proposed here: the first hook seems okay but it sounds a bit self-promotional. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 14:00, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
Added another one. Cat's Tuxedo (talk) 16:35, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
Hi, yeah, the first one is very promotional in my eyes. The second one isn't sourced here, and in text has sourcing to magazine sources, so I'll WP:AGF on those. It's still a little wordy for me. I prefer "earned" to "won" as well, as it suggests it wasn't a competition. No copyvio issues, nominated in time, and is of sufficient length. Striking the top hook.   Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 14:59, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 11Edit

Public Health Emergency of International Concern

5x expanded by Whispyhistory (talk). Self-nominated at 19:58, 19 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   This article is a five-fold expansion and is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline and either hook could be used, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:34, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Ye Peida

  • ... that Ye Peida, the president of a university controlled by the Ministry of Posts and Communications, successfully argued for the breakup of the ministry's monopoly of China's telecom industry? Source: Guangming Daily article (in Chinese)

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 09:06, 11 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Nice hook for a new and interesting article. There are no copyvio problems, QPQ is done, and the hook is referenced. I cannot read Chinese, but found the information for the hook in the Guangming Daily article by using a translator. Thus, this is good to go. Applodion (talk) 09:05, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Bank of England £100,000,000 note

Created/expanded by TheBestEditorInEngland (talk). Self-nominated at 21:21, 11 June 2019 (UTC).

  • No Copyvio, expanded 5x fine. No close paraphrasing. I much prefer ALT1, as the simple idea of the note existing is plenty hooky.   Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 09:47, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Created by Morgan695 (talk). Self-nominated at 15:02, 12 June 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall:   So, all the criterion are met, and the article is well-sourced and I couldn't find any factual issues. Passed, with a preference for the original alt. Also, maybe use future tense for ALT1 and ALT2 considering the game isn't out yet and is subject to changes. Juxlos (talk) 20:02, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the review. I think ALT0 is the most interesting to a general audience, so I've struck the other two. Morgan695 (talk) 15:57, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Alice King Chatham

Created by Kenirwin (talk). Self-nominated at 22:45, 11 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   New enough, long enough, no copyright violations detected. AGF on offline hook reference. I prefer ALT2 but any hook works. HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk) 17:10, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 12Edit

Assam Petro-Chemicals Limited

Moved to mainspace by Dharmadhyaksha (talk). Self-nominated at 04:41, 18 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Length, hook, date all check out; the information was in cited source but I added inline citations to the relevant sentence itself so it would conform to DYK rules. The article obviously survived its AFD, and this DYK is good to go now. — Hunter Kahn 01:47, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

Desmond Barker

  • ... that Desmond Barker flew 58 different aircraft in his career as a test pilot with the South African Air Force? Source: " He is a qualified flying instructor and a display pilot with 7,200 flying hours on 58 different types of aircraft.([29])
    • ALT1:... that Desmond Barker, a test pilot with the South African Air Force, was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society? Source: " “Major General Barker, experimental test pilot, is admitted to Honorary Fellowship in recognition of the major role he played in establishing and developing a formal flight test capability in the South African Air Force (SAAF) .([30])

Created by Gbawden (talk). Self-nominated at 09:56, 12 June 2019 (UTC).

  •  Article is new enough and long enough. The first and the third paragraphs have a bit of a close paraphrase of the source. Is "attache" mentioned in the first source? I am not sure about the last two paragraphs either. The birthdate in the infobox needs a reference. I prefer the first hook, which is sourced inline and reasonably sourced and interesting. QPQ is rather basic. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 08:15, 16 June 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. I reworded the first 2 paragraphs and added a ref for DOB and air attache, although one source calls it air advisor Gbawden (talk) 08:29, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
The last two paragraphs are not entirely supported by the sources - where is "retirement" or "2003" for example? Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 08:39, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
Oy, forgot about this one. @Gbawden: Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 09:44, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
Sorry was away. Will take a look Gbawden (talk) 06:25, 1 July 2019 (UTC)
@Jo-Jo Eumerus: Made some changes. Keep my QPQ as is for this one Gbawden (talk) 06:16, 2 July 2019 (UTC)
  Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 08:43, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

Massacre in Ciepielów

5x expanded by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 07:44, 13 June 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall:   Google translate is giving me: "The most publicized was the anonymous report of a German soldier and photos attached to it, proving the crime committed on September 8 at Ciepielów on soldiers of the collective battalion of the 74th Upper Silesian Infantry Regiment. In 1950 this relation was received by the Polish Military Mission in Munich; it has been repeatedly reproduced in various publications and press. This murder, constantly remembered in the communist parade on the occasion of the next anniversary of the outbreak of war, is today the most commonly associated picture of the war crime of September 1939" Hawkeye7 (discuss) 20:29, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

2008 Universal fire

The UMG warehouse burns in 2008

Created by Saginaw-hitchhiker (talk). Nominated by Daniel Case (talk) at 05:00, 18 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Both hooks verified and within specs. Article newness, length, and overall policy compliance verified. QPQ done by nom and picture is under a free licence. Two issues: The passage: "Fourteen firefighters and three Los Angeles County sheriffs' deputies sustained minor injuries. The fire was put out after 12 hours, during which time firefighters encountered low water pressure." is unsourced. Also back to the 1920s, including the films “Knocked Up” and “Atonement” is too close to the NYT article phraseology. Dr. K. 16:56, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
  Fixed Daniel Case (talk) 00:59, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
  Good to go. Thank you Daniel. There is one thing remaining: "The fire was put out after 12 hours" is not covered by the citation provided. But that's a minor quibble and I will not hold the DYK pass based on that. I also know you will fix it. Dr. K. 10:41, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
@Dr.K.: I have attended to that, as well. Daniel Case (talk) 03:20, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
  Reconfirming GTG. Good to go. Thank you Daniel. I had no doubt you would fix it. You actually improved it. Take care. Dr. K. 03:41, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Sharifian Solution

The three kings: Ali of Hijaz, Abdullah of Transjordan, Faisal of Iraq

Created by Selfstudier (talk) and Onceinawhile (talk). Nominated by Onceinawhile (talk) at 12:05, 12 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Good work! New enough & certainly long enough. Seems neutral & well-sourced. I'll make some comments on layout on the talk page. QPQ done. Hook checks out, AGF on sources. Earwig finds nothing. Pic is ok to use. But there are a few unreferenced paras, which needs sorting. Johnbod (talk) 02:51, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

Wildlife of Ivory Coast, Brown-cheeked hornbill

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 08:42, 17 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Both articles are 5x expansions (and both started days before nomination) and within general DYK policies. Alt1 just reads too "clunky"; Alt0 is shorter and makes a better hook. That the brown-cheeked hornbill is native to Ivory Coast is cited in brown-cheeked hornbill and that it is one of 11 species found in Ivory Coast is cited in wildlife of Ivory Coast, so between the two articles the hook is validated. Author completed two QPQs as well.  Good to go with ALT0. MB 04:07, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Halimeda tuna

Halimeda tuna
  • ... that a frond of the seaweed Halimeda tuna (pictured) consists of a single cell? Source: "Typically, the Bryopsidales are filamentous and consist of a mass of continuous cytoplasm held inside a hollow, cylindrical cell wall. There are usually no cross-walls and therefore no physical separation between nuclei or other internal structures. In some genera, such as Halimeda, the filaments are highly branched and packed into a dense mass called a thallus."
    • ALT1:... that when the seaweed Halimeda tuna (pictured) dies, it breaks down to form "sand"? Source: "During the 1950s when large numbers of deep boreholes were drilled into Pacific atolls, geologists found that the dominant element of the carbonate structure of these atolls was not stony coral but rather a lithified sand made up of the lobes of Halimeda. The members of this genus rank as one of the most important calcifiers of the biosphere; it is likely that their CaCO3 production over all tropical seas is considerably greater than that of the stony corals."

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 06:46, 18 June 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall:   I really like Alt0, but I'm not seeing in the referenced text where it makes the cited claim. Can you pull the quote? Enwebb (talk) 17:31, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

@Enwebb: Thank you for the review. I have now added the quote above and expanded on the single cell bit in the article. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:03, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
Cwmhiraeth thanks! Looks good to me now. Enwebb (talk) 02:18, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Vezzi porcelain

Vezzi porcelain teapot with actresses

Created/expanded by Johnbod (talk). Self-nominated at 02:19, 18 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   New article, long enough, prose is all ok, hook checks out, AGF on other sources that i could not access due to restricted login maybe, image is good and well licensed, QPQ done. Good to go. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 06:08, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Mongol invasions of Sakhalin

Created by Underbar dk (talk). Self-nominated at 09:33, 12 June 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall:   Excellent article and interesting hook. Thanks for the great work. Ready to go as soon as QPQ is done. Onceinawhile (talk) 22:52, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

QPQ is done, and thanks for the kind words! _dk (talk) 05:40, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
Great, good to go! Onceinawhile (talk) 07:32, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 13Edit

Murtaja Qureiris

Created by Forest90 (talk). Self-nominated at 11:33, 18 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   — Article is new enough and long enough. Hook is (very) interesting, well under 200 characters and well cited. No QPQ required for this editor yet. Recommend using first hook because it mentions "youngest political prisoner". -- Gwillhickers (talk) 01:43, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
  • comment, thank you Gwillhickers. I hope my Hook consider as a suitable one and my DYK be published soon.Forest90 (talk) 06:54, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

You Need to Calm Down

  • Reviewed: MAX Blue Line
  • Comment: If need be, can be scheduled to a later date to prevent undue promotion.

Created by Lk95 (talk) and Shuipzv3 (talk). Nominated by Shuipzv3 (talk) at 16:55, 15 June 2019 (UTC).

    •   Interesting. New enough, certainly. The image seems fine, and I see no plagiarism. I also have no problem with this being promotional one way or another in terms of timing; our front page is the same for everyone, h8ers (gonna h8) and lovers alike. Anyway, we can't promote this yet since there is an unsourced statement in the article; please Lk95, Shuipzv3, take care of that quickly. Drmies (talk) 20:46, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
      •   I have removed the statement for now. The source appears to be social media, and I can add it back when there's a reputable source. Shuipzv3 (talk) 02:37, 16 June 2019 (UTC)
        • Shuipzv3, please ping other editors next time--it will speed things up. I only came back because I saw a note about her song on MSNBC, haha--I think it said it had seven million or seven billion views, some crazy number. It's worthwhile trying to get that number in there. Anyway, I'm going to pass this right now, since it's fine, and I'll try to ping someone to see if we can get this on the front page quickly. Amakuru, Maile66, Valereee--the song is a hit as we speak, and maybe we can ride that gravy train if we get this up quick? Thanks! Drmies (talk) 00:20, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

 --go ahead with the article. Drmies (talk) 00:10, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 14Edit

William Pope (naturalist)

William Pope
  • ... that William Pope (pictured) created "the first comprehensive, well executed pictorial record of Canadian birds"?

Created by Almostds (talk). Self-nominated at 13:10, 17 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   The article is long enough and enough. The hook is interesting and directly cited. The image is fine. The only problem that I can see is that "writings which are summarized in Harry B. Barrett's biography of Pope, The 19th Century Journals & Paintings of William Pope." could use a reference. SL93 (talk) 02:07, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
  • I have added reference for indicated line. Thank you for feedback. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Almostds (talkcontribs) 23:12, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
  •   This is ready to go. I assume good faith on the offline references. SL93 (talk) 23:49, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

Ning Bin

5x expanded by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 20:22, 21 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   This article is a five-fold expansion and is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 11:00, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

T-7 (rocket)

Monument for the T-7 rocket
  • Reviewed: Frank Borman
  • Comment: Rescued from AfD. The AfD has not been closed yet, but it's likely to be kept.

5x expanded by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 08:56, 19 June 2019 (UTC).

  • @Zanhe: I've closed the AfD as keep so feel free to remove the message now. I'll do the review once this is done. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:54, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: Thanks for closing the AfD. Another editor has already removed the AfD notice from the article. -Zanhe (talk) 20:46, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
  •   Article meets nomination requirements, no close paraphrasing was found, QPQ done, hook interesting and verified inline, images meets requirements too. GTG. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 20:27, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 15Edit

On Her Shoulders

Murad in 2015

Created/expanded by CAPTAIN MEDUSA (talk). Self-nominated at 11:47, 16 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   @CAPTAIN MEDUSA: This article is new enough and long enough. The image cannot be used because it does not appear in the article, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. I cannot see the hook facts in the article. No QPQ has yet been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:37, 4 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Cwmhiraeth, completed the issues raised above.___CAPTAIN MEDUSAtalk 18:31, 4 July 2019 (UTC)
  • @CAPTAIN MEDUSA: The QPQ is done and the image is now in the article, but there is no mention of "sexual slavery" in the article so the hook needs rewording (or the article changing). Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:16, 5 July 2019 (UTC)
Cwmhiraeth, the article now mentions sexual slavery.___CAPTAIN MEDUSAtalk 10:21, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

JJ Levine

  • ... that photographic artist JJ Levine is known for portraits where the same model depicts both the male and female members of a couple? Source: [32]

Created by Antony-22 (talk). Self-nominated at 01:32, 24 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   New enough and long enough. The article is pretty straightforward and the hook is interesting, leading right into the article which has a fair use example of one of his works. (Quite an artistic proposition and one that strongly resonates with me!) QPQ present. Nicely done. Raymie (tc) 03:00, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Charles Clarke (RAF officer)

  • ... that Charles Clarke acted as a "watcher" for The Great Escape? Source: "arrived only a few weeks before the Great Escape took place and as a result only played a minor part as a watcher, not a tunneller or an escapee" (The Times)
    • ALT1:... that Charles Clarke acted as a "watcher" for The Great Escape, but was not liberated from his POW camp until a year later? Source: "he was freed by the British 11th Armoured Division at the end of April in 1945." (RAFA)
    • ALT2:... that Charles Clarke acted as a "watcher" for The Great Escape and helped forge papers for the escapees? Source: "A decent draughtsman, he also helped with preparing the escapees’ forged papers." (The Times)

Created by Gaia Octavia Agrippa (talk). Self-nominated at 00:08, 19 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Article is in date and long enough, is well cited and meets all policies. The Times obituary is behind a paywall, but details of ALT0 and ALT1 are confirmed in other sources used in the article, and   AGF on ALT2. QPQ has been done. Nothing significant on the copyvio check. The hooks are interesting, the one point I wonder on is the context. To British, and perhaps Commonwealth and European readers, The Great Escape means the Stalag Luft III escape in the Second World War, and the film of that name, but I wonder if it is globally well-known enough for the absence of anything else to give context, such as a date perhaps, or a link to the section of the camp's article (I'm a little surprised that the escape doesn't have its own article!) However it might be that I'm worrying unneccesarily, or that it would help to encourage people to click on the article to find more. Either way, happy to leave this to yours, and/or the promoter's discretion. Spokoyni (talk) 22:58, 26 June 2019 (UTC)
Thank you Spokoyni for the review. It hadn't occurred to me (as a Brit) that The Great Escape might mean something else to a lot of people, especially with the film. But as you've said, it might make it more hooky! Gaia Octavia Agrippa Talk 14:16, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Lionel Matthews

Lionel Matthews

Improved to Good Article status by Peacemaker67 (talk). Self-nominated at 03:50, 17 June 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall:   85% copvio detection by Earwig is a false positive. The verbatim overlap is from the long citation, which is directed quoted. Hook 1 is good to go. Ergo Sum 01:29, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

Robert E. Lee on Traveller

5x expanded by MagicatthemovieS (talk). Self-nominated at 17:33, 15 June 2019 (UTC).

  • The push of the article has little to do with the FDR quote, which is only a piece of trivia in that context. I might recommend tweaking so that the reader understands a little about what makes this statue special or distinctive, instead of just another random park statue. City, or example, or mention the sculptor is notable or the year it was revealed, to provide at least a little context besides FDR's opinion of Lee. (talk) 01:53, 16 June 2019 (UTC)
@ How's the revision above?MagicatthemovieS (talk) 16:24, 16 June 2019 (UTC)MagicatthemovieS
  •   First and foremost this is great example of Americana. Monument and it history (first great public support including President Franklin D. Roosevelt later City Council decision to get rid of this historical as well as art object ) all makes it very prominent and world famous subject. User:Abune (talk) 13:12, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
  Um, how do we know that the article meets the DYK rules? Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 12:59, 27 June 2019 (UTC)
@Jo-Jo Eumerus: If the DYK check was performed improperly, I would much appreciate it if you would perform a DYK check. Thanks so much!MagicatthemovieS (talk) 15:27, 27 June 2019 (UTC)MagicatthemovieS
If you want a new review, you should tag this DYK as {{subst:DYK?again}}. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 16:02, 27 June 2019 (UTC)
@Jo-Jo Eumerus: I have no interest in getting this nomination reviewed again. I just thought that you were going to challenge the fact that the nomination passed, but apparently you will not.MagicatthemovieS (talk) 16:31, 27 June 2019 (UTC)MagicatthemovieS
  • Hey, MagicatthemovieS! I removed this from prep -- as the nom, you're asked to allow another editor to move it, as part of our process for making sure all steps have been completed by non-involved editors. --valereee (talk) 16:56, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

QPQ: None required.

Overall:   valereee (talk) 19:18, 27 June 2019 (UTC)


  • Can we get a closer crop on that pic? I tried, but the crop tool isn't coming up for me for some reason. If it were cropped close to square, we get the best clarity. --valereee (talk) 19:20, 27 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @Valereee: the crop tool didn't open for me, either, and I suspect because it is a .tif file. So, I saved it as a .jpg file and uploaded a new pic that way. Then the crop tool worked: Feel free to crop this one. I wonder who the second horseman is, and why he was significant enough to be included in the sculpture.— Maile (talk) 01:34, 30 June 2019 (UTC)


@Maile66: the crop you gave it was exactly what I was thinking of, I've given it the caption and put it into the template, thanks! From the source it sounds like the second rider is just an anonymous young soldier, maybe meant to represent the men Lee was leading? --valereee (talk) 10:46, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Not yet long enough --valereee (talk) 19:26, 27 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Magicat, you've mentioned that you have a specific date in mind, please make note of that prominently here so editors will know what date you're requesting. --valereee (talk) 19:39, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

  --valereee (talk) 14:36, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

Rispin Mansion

  • ... that, described as being "cursed", Rispin Mansion at various points in time was used as a SWAT practice ground, a residence, a real estate showroom, a ghost hunting site, and a nunnery? Sources are old newspaper articles found through a database. The exact sentence is in the article and all used sources cited at the end of the sentence.

Created by Killiondude (talk). Self-nominated at 07:03, 15 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Article was moved to mainspace on May 27 and nominated June 15. This is well past the 7 day requirement HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk) 15:55, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @Killiondude: Oh my gosh, you are right. I apologize. It is new enough, long enough, "hooky" enough. No copyvios detected and QPQ doesn't seem to be needed.   HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk) 21:04, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
  • No apologies needed. Thank you! I also must've missed the quid pro quo part of the directions when I submitted. (It was after midnight, local time.) Despite your excusal, I'll try to get to one in the next day or two. I appreciate your help! Killiondude (talk) 21:09, 22 June 2019 (UTC)
If this is lingering here because of my qpq, see here. Killiondude (talk) 00:02, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

Laura Yeager

  • Reviewed: 1826 Canary Islands storm
  • Comment: I am writing this in present tense because I assume this DYK will not run until after June 29 when she assumes command. At that time the article's future tense will be changed to present tense. -- MelanieN (talk) 02:47, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Moved to mainspace by MelanieN (talk). Self-nominated at 02:47, 16 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Moved to mainspace within seven days; long enough; within policy; hook right length, properly formatted, interesting, accurate and neutral; QPQ done, no image. G'day MelanieN, the only query I have is whether she will be promoted to major general when she assumes command, as is usually the case in most armies at divisional level, or whether she will remain a brigadier general? Current commander is apparently a major general. Any idea? Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 02:12, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
  • G'day Peacemaker, and thanks for the review. None of the reporting has said so - neither civilian nor military press - so I am going to have to assume not. -- MelanieN (talk) 03:47, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
  •   Ok, no worries. I would keep a weather eye out for the formal announcement in case she is promoted, but on the basis of information currently available, this is GTG. I recommend this doesn't run until after June 29 just to allow time to confirm her rank before it runs. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:52, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @Peacemaker67: You were right! The articles about her taking command are referring to her as Major General. Good call! I have updated this item and will update the article some nice people already updated the article, so that this DYK is now ready to promote. MelanieN alt (talk) 15:23, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 16Edit

Kurds'komu bratovi

  • ... that a clandestine poem from 1963 about the Kurds became the Ukrainian symbol of national revival and resistance against Soviet oppression? [37]
    • ALT1:... that Vasyl Symonenko's poem regarding the oppression of the Kurds became a symbol for Ukrainian resistance against the Soviet Union? [38]

Created by Ahmedo Semsurî (talk). Self-nominated at 19:44, 16 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Since a week has passed since the creation of the page, if it's still possible to nominate it? Ahmedo Semsurî (talk) 10:59, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
  •   This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. A QPQ is not needed here, but you could do one if you like to help reduce the backlog of unreviewed hooks! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:00, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

Continental Currency dollar coin

Obverse of the Continental Currency dollar coin

Created by ZLEA (talk). Self-nominated at 16:30, 18 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Article is new enough and long enough. Hook facts are cited inline and verified. No close paraphrasing was found. This is the nominator's first nomination so no QPQ is required. However, there are a number of unreferenced statements in the article, such as "The reverse features thirteen chain links representing the Thirteen Colonies." and "As there is no evidence that the Continental Congress had authorized the production of dollar coins for the Continental Currency, it is unknown exactly who made the coins or where they were made. The exact mintage numbers are also unknown." Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:20, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
  Fixed Narutolovehinata5, I found a few sources that make the statements you mentioned incorrect. I've changed those statements and properly cited them. - ZLEA T\C 15:39, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

Chang Liyi

Wreckage of the U-2 piloted by Chang Liyi
  • Reviewed: Ethiopian forest brush-furred rat (second of two QPQs)
  • Comment: Source uses the name "Jack Chang", and explains in the footnotes that it's the English nickname of Chang Liyi.

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 20:38, 21 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Article is long enough, and in date. It meets all policies, and is both factual and interesting. Has appeared on ITN, but in the RD section, so still qualifies for DYK. Hook is sourced and cited in article, and supported by source used. AGF on the Chinese language sources used for other parts of the article. Image is PD and shows up well. Just curious, do we know for sure that the one in the image is Chang Liyi's? The article says four U-2s were on display. If his was the only U-2C then de facto it must be his, or if his had the serial number 6-6691. Or it might be in the Chinese sources. But this is just an aside. QPQ has been done, no copyvio issues. Looks good to go! Spokoyni (talk) 16:33, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

2019 Austria Open

Created/expanded by Lee Vilenski (talk). Self-nominated at 08:03, 17 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   The sources seem to be a bit...contradictory? The article from the Salzburger Nachrichten says that she's defending her women's title (which seems to contradict the main hook proposed), and that in addition she's playing in the general division as well (which might be made up mostly of men, but it'd be wrong to say (as in ALT1) that she competed in the men's event). MikeLynch (talk) 13:16, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
Hi MikeLynch - The main hook is about Kamila Khodjaeva (also known as Diana Khodjaeva), who hasn't played a match in over three years. The second is about Jasmine Ouschan, who is indeed defending her women's championship, but also played in the men's event. The SN source says (In German) "Ouschan nimmt es dabei mit den Damen und Herren auf", which a literal translation is "Ouschan takes it up with the ladies and gentlemen." Strictly speaking, the event would have to be a general class event, or women would not be entitled to play at all. Official website even says "Eurotour Men's".[41] Let me know if this isn't enough, and I'll shoot up another hook. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 13:38, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
Right you are about the two different players, Lee Vilenski, I'd missed that. The main hook suggested would be good to go   I'd say. For ALT1, while I get your point, it's probably better and correct to say that she competed in the women's and general events. The first hook seems good though. MikeLynch (talk) 15:35, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
  for the first hook proposed. MikeLynch (talk) 15:58, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

Lake Kossou

  • ... that people relocated prior to the filling of Lake Kossou were able to return to their land when the reservoir failed to reach full capacity?
    • ALT1:... that people relocated prior to the filling of a reservoir in Ivory Coast were able to return to their land when it failed to reach full capacity?

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 06:33, 21 June 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall:   Looks great. ALT0 provides sufficient context, so the lake's name can stay. SounderBruce 02:20, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

Assignment: Venezuela

  • ... that 1956 propaganda film Assignment: Venezuela tries to convince prospective American workers both that Venezuela is like a modern US city and to be sympathetic to the differences in Venezuelan culture? Source: two, in article under Analysis
  • ALT1 ... that Exxon's 1956 propaganda film Assignment: Venezuela sought to convince American oil workers that Venezuela, then controlled by the anti-capitalist military dictatorship of Marcos Pérez Jiménez, had embraced the American way of life?

Created by Kingsif (talk). Self-nominated at 02:13, 18 June 2019 (UTC).

  • The article is a nice read, and appears well-sourced and worded. Can't think of much to improve, although I admit as a film buff, I'd be intrigued by more detail about the production, which companies aired it, who exactly funded and produced the film, and such things. I think the hook is a nice start but strained in wording. For example, it is strange to compare a nation to a city. Brainstorming, here are some alternatives:
  • "that Exxon's 1956 propaganda film Assignment: Venezuela sought to convince American oil workers that Venezuela, then controlled by the anti-capitalist military dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez, had embraced the American way of life?"
  • "that the 1956 propaganda film Assignment: Venezuela was shown to American oil workers to entice them to move to Venezuela?"
  • '"that to convince Americans to move to Venezuela as workers in the country's burgeoning oil industry, the 1956 propaganda film Assignment: Venezuela focused on the similarities between America and Venezuela?"
  • "that the 1956 propaganda film Assignment: Venezuela, shown to American oil workers to convince them to move to Venezuela, was later spoofed by Mystery Science Theater 3000?" (talk) 18:34, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

I'll try my best to find some more research, but most mentions just describe its purpose. From the hook suggestions, I've now added an alt. Kingsif (talk) 18:49, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
  •   I also checked online and you're right in that it seems most coverage doesn't go in depth into production details. Making due with what is more easily available, I think the article checks out, and is well formatted and neutral in layout and tone. If it garners more views, maybe editors will uncover more material to work with. I also quite like the ALT1 hook, as I think it helps encapsulate the inherent absurdity and incongruity of the propaganda effort, a point which the Mystery Science Theater spoof expounds on in the page itself. For the hook's wording, I would worry that Exxon isn't an exact approximation for the Creole subsidiary at the time, but Exxon is Exxon, and I think it doesn't mislead readers to not be technically correct in this case. Explaining the subsidiary status would just take up some of the word count for the hook without adding anything relevant to the hook itself. (talk) 21:18, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

Eunice Lea Kettering

Created by SL93 (talk). Self-nominated at 21:14, 16 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   QPQ done. Article created on 16 June and nominated on the same day. So falls within the allowed date range. Prose size (text only) is 2416 characters (404 words) so satisfies the character limits. Reference #3 supports the hook. Good to go! - Vivvt (Talk) 04:09, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 17Edit

Meers Fault

Moved to mainspace by Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk). Self-nominated at 09:34, 23 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:40, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

Karski's reports

Created by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 11:22, 19 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. I have substituted ALT1 and am approving it rather than the original hook. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:28, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

Acer beckianum

  • ... that the maple Acer beckianum was described from a piece of petrified wood found near Vantage, Washington in 1954? Source: Prakash & Barghoorn, 1961 pp. 165 ("The locality of particular interest is near the town of Vantage, Kittitas County, Washington") pp. 166 ("The field collection was made by Mr Jay O'Leary in 1954")
  • Reviewed: Cypress canker
  • Comment: yes the reviewed article is from a while ago.

Created by Kevmin (talk). Self-nominated at 02:15, 18 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Article is new enough, long enough, and well referenced. Hook is interesting and supported by inline reference (unfortunately I'm unable to access the source right now as there seems to be a technical problem with the website, showing every page as blank). QPQ is done. No copyvio detected. The only minor issue is that Ref #2 is a bare url. -Zanhe (talk) 06:34, 25 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @Zanhe: reference 2 is now templated.--Kevmin § 12:52, 25 June 2019 (UTC)
  •   Thanks for fixing the ref, and I'm happy to report that the BHL website is now working again and I was able to verify the hook fact. Good to go. -Zanhe (talk) 19:00, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

Stele of Arniadas

Stele of Arniadas

Created by Dr.K. (talk). Self-nominated at 00:18, 18 June 2019 (UTC).

  • New enough, long enough. Seems neutral & well-referenced. Pic is fine. More later. Johnbod (talk) 18:31, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
  •   GTG. Hook checks out. Earwig finds nothing. Johnbod (talk) 17:49, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

Ébrié Lagoon

Pirogue on the Ébrié Lagoon

Created/expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 09:09, 22 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Date and length check out, article seems to follow policy, the hook seems to meet the criteria, and offline source accepted in good faith. I personally prefer the first hook over the alternate. — Hunter Kahn 11:43, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

Arthur Sullivan (Australian soldier)

Arthur Sullivan

Improved to Good Article status by Peacemaker67 (talk). Self-nominated at 01:48, 18 June 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall:   Good to go Hawkeye7 (discuss) 20:34, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

Slough experiment

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 10:01, 17 June 2019 (UTC).

  •  ..New enough, long enough, hook in article followed by inline citation and is in source. No copyvio issues. QPQ done. I like ALT2, although there may be a better way to put it. Thank you Whispyhistory (talk) 14:13, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 18Edit

Chief Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish Nation

Created by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 12:41, 19 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Article is new enough and long enough. One reference seems to be formatted as if it needs an URL but has no URL. AGFing on most sources as they are not accessible and/or in Polish. By 1989 the number of German war criminals sentenced in Poland was close to 20,000 needs a bit of rewriting as in its current state it raised WP:CLOP concerns. I see the hook is supported by the readable source and is so-so interesting. Is the "since 1991" in the lead supposed to be sourced to the bulleted list in the first paragraph? I am not sure about the last sentence there either. QPQ seems OK to me. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 09:33, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @Piotrus:Almost all; the last sentence of the lead does not seem to be supported by the article text. Also, when a ping doesn't work you need to make a new one; editing the broken ping doesn't make it work. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 16:01, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 19Edit

Ranga Yogeshwar

German TV host Ranga Yogeshwar at the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair

Created by MikeLynch (talk). Self-nominated at 18:38, 22 June 2019 (UTC).

Initial Review:
Newness:  Y - nominated three days after publishing
Length:  Y - 2426 B of prose
Copyvio Check:  Y - violation unlikely
Neutrality:  Y
Grammar:  ?? - I fixed what I could however could you please reword "Yogeshwar grew up in Bangalore and went to primary school there and in Luxembourg"? Does this mean he went to primary school in both Bangalore and Luxembourg?  Y
Sources:  ?? - Are there more citations you could use to confirm the information present in Ranga Yogeshwar#Career in the media - citation #9 only cites that he gave up the position, not the other information present in the section  Y

Length:  Y
Content:  Y - Would the inclusion of he learned some of them in order to communicate with this gardener, housekeeper, etc. fit and sound alright? It is fine as is, but if you feel like including it in an ALT1, then you can.
Neutrality:  Y
Source:  Y - The first source is a primary source (his autobiography), but the second one is secondary and acceptable
Image:  Y

Overall:   A few issues need to be addressed as described above, also note that MikeLynch has retired after nominating the article. I will ping him on his talk page in case hes still watching his talk page/this nomination. --Toreightyone (talk) 16:35, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

Hi @Toreightyone:, thanks for your review. For your first point, I modified the sentence. It appears he indeed did go to primary school in Bangalore and Luxembourg (per [44]: this says he went to primary school in India and Luxembourg, but citation 1, his own book, makes it clear that "India" specifically refers to Bangalore). To be sure, in citation 1 (the Google Books link) you can search for "Ranga Yogeshwar Bangalore" and you'll surely hit upon it. It is indeed all in German, but if you don't speak German, it's in quite simple German that Google Translate can handle.
For your second point, unfortunately I do not have sources readily available; I translated the text following citation 9 directly from the German Wikipedia article. Feel free to ping me again, I'll be lurking around till this WP:FRAM mess is done either way. MikeLynch (talk) 17:36, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
And oh, if you'd think that mentioning the gardener/housekeeper etc. would be (more) interesting than the present hook, let me know and I'll make an ALT1. If not, I won't bother. MikeLynch (talk) 17:42, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
Edit: I found that he mentions some of the shows he moderated on his website, and I added a citation accordingly. MikeLynch (talk) 06:49, 4 July 2019 (UTC)
I figured it would be better suited for an alternative ALT, depending on whichever version the admins promote.
As for the citations, are there possible citations that can be used from de:Ranga Yogeshwar? Toreightyone (talk) 18:47, 6 July 2019 (UTC)
Fair enough, ALT1 looks fine, I’ll add it. Thanks! No citations for those specific parts in the dewiki article either as far as I can see, unfortunately. MikeLynch (talk) 01:14, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
Edit: you were right, there was a source hidden there. Still leaves one line unsourced, but better than two lines unsourced. MikeLynch (talk) 01:30, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
I found a potential citation for the last sentence at [45] (Seit Jahren konfrontiert der Wissenschaftler im übrigen auch Kinder mit Rätseln aus Natur und Technik, stellt beispielsweise Grundschülern in der WDR-Radiosendung "Lillipuz" Fragen zum Mitraten — For years, the scientist has also confronted children with puzzles about nature and technology, asking questions to students in the WDR radio program "Lillipuz"), although it does not explicitly mention his Nusscracker segment. Toreightyone (talk) 22:14, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
Looks great, I can’t find anything online for the Nusscracker segment either. (And thanks for working to find sources, feel free to share credit for this!) MikeLynch (talk) 08:29, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
  I think the article is finally ready for promotion, it was a team effort. Toreightyone (talk) 03:06, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

Reel (poetry collection)

  • ... that George Szirtes's Reel, winner of the 2004 T. S. Eliot Prize, contains poems in terza rima and relies heavily on ekphrasis, using references to film and photography to aid memory? [46]
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created by Dr Aaij (talk). Self-nominated at 02:03, 23 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Nominated within the seven day period and meets the article length guidelines. It is neutral and reliably sourced. There's a 47.4% per cent chance of being a copyright violation though much of this is quotations that are correctly sourced. Hook is short, sourced reliably, neutral and quite fascinating. A QPQ review is required and then I pass the review. MWright96 (talk) 17:20, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

William F. Turner

  • ... that a jury once rushed out of the courtroom of the first Chief Justice of the Arizona Territorial Supreme Court, William F. Turner, to attend to an Indian attack? Source:[47]
    • ALT1:... that William F. Turner, the first Chief Justice of the Arizona Territorial Supreme Court, brought his guns to court after a session was interrupted by an Indian attack? Source: [48]
    • ALT2:... that Arizona Territorial Supreme Court Justice William F. Turner had to rule based on "general principles" since Congress had not funded a law library in the territory for legal research.

5x expanded by MB (talk) and Allen3 (talk). Nominated by MB (talk) at 19:59, 19 June 2019 (UTC).

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited:  Y
  • Interesting:  ??
  • Other problems:  N - Have to WP:AGF regarding hook ALT2, as it is behind a subscription wall.
QPQ: Done.

Overall:   Significant expansion, within the time limit allowed began when RFD (talk · contribs) made this edit on 19 June 2019, and was completed when the same editor made this edit on 20 June. Allen3 (talk · contribs) last edited this article in 2014, which is outside of the eligibility criteria. Otherwise expansion, is clear and valid. Therefore for it to be within the eligibility criteria I am not crediting that editor's work when reviewing this nomination. ECD only found a ~10% rating, so it's good to go on plagiarism. While the article needs some copy editing before it is nominated for GA, the well written criteria is not part of a DYKN, and thus I do not see any hurdles that need to be passed by this article at this time. Of the hooks I prefer the main one. ALT1 is correct, but due to the wording it maybe construed that a Native American attacked the court, not a herd outside of the court as is what is written in the source (page 247). ALT2, is verified to an item which is behind a subscription wall, and thus is valid per WP:AGF but not preferred by this reviewer because of that. RightCowLeftCoast (Moo) 03:09, 28 June 2019 (UTC)


Converted from a redirect by ComplexRational (talk). Self-nominated at 22:17, 19 June 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall:   ALT1 is misleading to the point of being incorrect, as the source and the article makes it clear that exposure is the same at that to Chernobyl in Poland, not in Ukraine. So I've struck it. Main and ALT2 are fine. As an aside, the article could say a bit about how Polonium-210 is manufactured, which I think is a notable omission. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 20:52, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

@Hawkeye7: Thank you for the review. I wrote a short section (that I will probably expand more later) on the production of 210Po. ComplexRational (talk) 21:34, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
Is it accurate to say, "large" doses of radiation? Sandbh (talk) 04:35, 28 June 2019 (UTC)
@Sandbh: I feel that "large" is reflective of the source, which says that 210Po radiation is "appreciable" and in "high-activity concentration". Perhaps "considerable" is slightly better? (Feel free to change it if you agree, otherwise I'm open to alternatives.) ComplexRational (talk) 12:43, 28 June 2019 (UTC)
@ComplexRational: I would much rather have ALT2 here in all honesty. Cyanide is a chemical most of the population is familiar with, and is something that would be both insightful and interesting (and nobody can take offense to it). Sure, smoking is terrible and can do serious damage to your lungs. But I don't think we need a DYK clip to double down on "wow, smokers are exposed to heavy ionizing radiation, that sounds really bad". My point is that the first comment seems like it's beating a dead horse; people already understand the dangers of smoking. The ALT2, though, is a fact that not many people would know, and is interesting at that. Anybody else can comment on my take as well.Utopes (talk) 17:11, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 20Edit

Johann Schwarzhuber

Schwarzhuber during the Ravensbrück trial
  • Comment: Coming up with a "catchy hook" for war criminals is hard, so I am of course open for suggestions and improvements.

Created by Dead Mary (talk). Self-nominated at 09:06, 26 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   This article is new enough and long enough. The image is appropriately licensed, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. Apart from ALT3, which I have struck, the other hooks are OK and cited inline, and I have added ALT1A as a different way of phrasing ALT1. No QPQ needed here. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:39, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

Eliakim Doolittle

  • ... that the 1813 sinking of the British warship HMS Peacock was celebrated with a tune by Eliakim Doolittle? Source: Gleason, Harold; Becker, Warren (1981). Music Literature Outlines. 3 (2nd ed.). Frangipani Press.
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created by Uncle G (talk). Nominated by Drmies (talk) at 01:51, 20 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   It seems okay, just specify the tune. Regards --LLcentury (talk) 19:13, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Rook (bird)

  • ... that rooks are inteligent birds and can rival or even beat chimpanzees in puzzle solving tests? Source: "Caledonian crows and now rooks have been shown to rival, and in some cases outperform, chimpanzees in physical tasks,"

Improved to Good Article status by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 09:50, 25 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Article was promoted to GA status within the last seven days, is over the required prose size and has no copyvio concerns. Hook is interesting and has an inline citation to a reliable source. The user has supplied a QPQ review to meet the requirement, good to go. Kosack (talk) 06:24, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Kat Teasdale

  • Reviewed: Swan Song (song)
  • Comment: I added a writing credit to ZappaOMatic (talk) after the original nomination for his generous addition of the cited race statistics.

Created by Flibirigit (talk). Self-nominated at 21:39, 20 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline and either hook could be used, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:02, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

Justin James (basketball)

Created by Hunter Kahn (talk). Self-nominated at 11:44, 23 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Article is new enough, long enough, neutral, and well referenced. Both hooks are interesting, neutral and verified; I prefer the main hook. QPQ is done. No copyvio detected. Good to go. -Zanhe (talk) 21:38, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 21Edit


  • ... that the investigational drug SEP-363856 may represent a new class of antipsychotics? Source: "SEP-363856 is a novel psychotropic agent with a novel mechanism of action that does not involve dopamine or serotonin receptor antagonism and is therefore distinct from currently available antipsychotic agents." (source)

Created/expanded by Biochemistry&Love (talk). Self-nominated at 23:39, 21 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   new enough, long enough, and within policy. Hook looks good, short enough and interesting to a broad audience, especially since it is science related. QPQ is complete and no image included. « Gonzo fan2007 (talk) @ 16:29, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

Ornithodoros moubata

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 13:10, 27 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Article is new enough, long enough, and well referenced. Main hook is interesting (especially given the African swine fever that's ravaging farms in Asia) and supported by inline sources. ALT1 is less interesting as it's well known that HIV is generally transmitted via bodily fluids and not bug bites. QPQ is done. No copyvio detected. Good to go. -Zanhe (talk) 08:02, 28 June 2019 (UTC)

Churchill's Port

Created by Whispyhistory (talk) and Philafrenzy (talk). Nominated by Whispyhistory (talk) at 17:30, 26 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Reviewing
  • Article is new enough, long enough, and supported by appropriate inline citations.
  • Hook is short enough, supported from appropriate source and eye-catching.
  • QPQ done
  •   Could I suggest the following changes before approval:
  • Include the fact that this was the first Port company established for 50 years. Indeed this could be the basis of a better hook than the suggested.
  • Include the fact that, unusually, the market success has been in continental Europe rather than the UK
  • Suggest 'Unable to use the family name he founded a new company named...'
  • The role played by Graham's brothers Anthony and William in establishing the company should be included.
  • Delete 'A number of vintages have been declared' and replace with 11 as later in article.
  • Image captions - no 'required in barrels
  • Image captions 2 Large casks of what?

Papamac (talk) 21:01, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

  • Thanks..will work on it and ping you back. Whispyhistory (talk) 21:07, 26 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Hi @Iainmacintyre:...done all except no secondary source for "the market success has been in continental Europe rather than the UK". I prefer the hook as it is if possible... Quite like the idea that people assume it has something to do with Winston. Thanks for such detailed review. Whispyhistory (talk) 14:07, 27 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Thanks @Whispyhistory:. My source for the market distribution was probably not an appropriate one. Yes, I agree the name Churchill is always eye catching even when it's not the most famous Churchill that people expect.
  • Looks good to go.   Papamac (talk) 14:39, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Charles H. Stonestreet

Charles H. Stonestreet

Created by Ergo Sum (talk). Self-nominated at 01:34, 22 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Impressive work. The article is new enough, more than long enough and fully cited to reliable (mostly scholarly) sources, and I'm assuming good faith on the offline material. Hook is cited as well and QPQ is done. I recommend nominating it for a GA after this. --Al Ameer (talk) 17:33, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @Al Ameer son: Thanks. It is nominated at GAN already, but if history is any indication, I suspect it will be many months (or years) before it is reviewed, if ever. If you're interested in GAN reviewing at all, you're certainly welcome to take a swing at it. Ergo Sum 11:51, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 23Edit


Created by Ferox Seneca (talk). Self-nominated at 17:32, 23 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Why cite Mental Floss when The New York Times is available? Mental Floss is just regurgitating the NYTimes. This article appears to be very weak in citations to reliable sources when there is no lack of coverage.[51][52][53] Instead it relies too much on blogs. There are also possible reasons offered for why the Twitter accounts may have been block which the article fails to note.[54][55] --- Coffeeandcrumbs 12:33, 25 June 2019 (UTC)
I'm not sure which specific parts you think are not sufficiently sourced. Every line of the article is sourced. The "sources" section cited eleven separate articles at the time of submission. Most of the sources are reliable (like the Guardian, Japan Times, and the Washington Post, but other websites are used when they provide more details. None of the sources contradict each other, and often both more- and less- well-known media sites cite each other. In general, I chose to use articles that had the most detail, and I don't think that there is any reason to believe that any of the information in the article is not reliable or correct. For example, I wouldn't normally consider "Mondo Media" to be the most reliable source, but this New York Times article and this New York Times article both cite the website as an authority on the mascot and use its information, so I don't think there is a reason not to cite the website directly. If there is some specific information that seems that it was reported incorrectly or is contradicted by a more-reliable or well-known site, please let me know.
Mental Floss is a multimedia news company and a reliable source. It isn't a blog and it isn't unreliable.
I appreciate your finding additional sources for the article. In general I didn't cite the New York Times because it seemed at the time like its articles were behind a paywall, but I recently found that I could view their articles after making a free account, so several of their articles have since been reviewed and used in the "Chiitan" article.
I will review the articles you cited.
[1]Much of the information from this New York TImes article is already covered in more detail in other articles, and doesn't contradict anything that is already cited: it says the exact same thing as the other sources, but is more general and less detailed. It cites other websites that are already sourced directly in this article. I cited one sentence sourced to this article about people mistaking Chiitan for Shinjo-kun that I hadn't read before.
[2]I reviewed this Guardian article. It shares some of the problems with article [1]: mostly it says the same thing as other articles, but it is more general and less detailed. It has some additional details regarding Oliver's coverage of Chiitan, so I added and sourced that information to this article.
[3]I added references to Chiitan trying to recreate action sequences for a video game found in this article from Polygon. The article incorrectly calls Chiitan "her", when in fact Chiitan has no gender.
[4]Most of the information in this article from the Japan Times is covered in other cited articles, but I added a small amount of new information from the article on speculation about why Chiitan's accounts may have been suspended.
[5]I reviewed this article from the New York Times. It had a lot of new information, and is now cited six times in the current version of the Chiitan article.
Every line of the current version of the Chiitan article is cited, and the article includes information from sixteen sources, none of which contradict each other.Ferox Seneca (talk) 16:07, 1 July 2019 (UTC)
  Just need WP:QPQ.
On non-failing note, I would avoid an all-encompassing section titled "Controversy". Use more NPOV titles for smaller sections like "Reception", "Media coverage", "Reactions from...", or more specific "Banned on Twitter" and "Last Week Tonight episode". Just a suggestion. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 16:35, 1 July 2019 (UTC)
As per your request, I changed the subtitle to "media reception".Ferox Seneca (talk) 05:43, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
I’m on vacation without my laptop and will review another nomination after I arrive this Tuesday, July 10. Please don’t fail the article in the meantime.Ferox Seneca (talk) 16:34, 5 July 2019 (UTC)
@Ferox Seneca: I would do the QPQ for you rather than fail the nomination. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 17:14, 5 July 2019 (UTC)
I completed my QPQ, here.Ferox Seneca (talk) 10:51, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
QPQ: Done.

Overall:   Both hooks good to go. Both are best placed in the quirky spot. I prefer ALT0 ("baseball bat"). --- Coffeeandcrumbs 11:22, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

Günther Leib

  • Reviewed: to come

5x expanded by Voceditenore (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 22:47, 30 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Date, hook, citations, and length all check out. Good to go. — Hunter Kahn 15:39, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Kristina Tkach

Created by Lee Vilenski (talk). Self-nominated at 21:43, 23 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Article is new enough, long enough, with adequate citations in the prose. Of the two hooks, ALT1 is cited inline and verified. No close paraphrasing was found. However, in the lede, there is an extra "(" character, and the "Achievements" section is completely unsourced. QPQ also still pending. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:01, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Should be an easy fix. Wasn't expecting the review so quickly (only made the article yesterday, so no QPQ. I'll review one now.) so thanks! I'll ping when I'm done. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 13:40, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
  Thanks, should be good to go now. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 14:25, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 24Edit

Stephen J. Challacombe

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Whispyhistory (talk) at 18:13, 1 July 2019 (UTC).

  •   The article is long enough, new enough, and has no copyright violations. The hooks are directly cited. Out of the two hooks, I think that the original hook is the most interesting. SL93 (talk) 22:54, 13 July 2019 (UTC)

Zhang Xu (engineer)

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 04:33, 25 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   New enough and long enough, with an interesting citation. QPQ present. Unfortunately, I can't even get to the English-language source. It certainly seems this guy was a trailblazer in certain aspects of Chinese telecommunications, but it should be good AGF. Raymie (tc) 02:50, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 25Edit


Created by Raymie (talk). Self-nominated at 02:53, 1 July 2019 (UTC).

  •   This will be good to go once the last sentence has a citation. SL93 (talk) 16:18, 4 July 2019 (UTC)
  • @SL93: Found two of them, and learned the station had gone off the air slightly earlier, in March 1991. (It would have been the first of two AM stations to close in Odessa, but KNDA got more newspaper coverage for some reason.) Raymie (tc) 22:12, 4 July 2019 (UTC)
  •   This is ready and I prefer the original hook. SL93 (talk) 22:29, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

Durant-Dort Factory One

Durant-Dort Factory One

Moved to mainspace by Michael Barera (talk). Self-nominated at 18:43, 25 June 2019 (UTC).

  Article was expanded 5x in past 7 days; it is long enough with no sourcing, copyright, or content issues. Both hooks have good sources and meets length and format criterion. QPQ was done. Image was uploaded to Wikipedia Creative Commons under Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Personally, I like first hook better…since many building can claim multiple uses while GM connection is unique. Also, recommend article creator add building infobox before DYK goes live; however, that is only a suggestion.--Orygun (talk) 00:07, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Kristine M. Larson

Kristine M. Larson

Created by Jesswade88 (talk). Nominated by MrClog (talk) at 20:19, 29 June 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall:   The last sentence in the third paragraph under Research and career does not have an inline citation. The inline citation for the actual hook is to her research paper, proving that GPS can be used to detect seismic waves; however, nowhere do I see it actually saying she was the first to prove this. Ergo Sum 20:38, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

Ergo Sum, I have added a source for the last sentence of the third paragraph. I also added 2 sources for the hook. Thanks, MrClog (talk) 22:26, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
  MrClog Thank you for your prompt response. Everything seems to check out now. Passing hook 1. Ergo Sum 22:32, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 26Edit

Xu Zhongyu

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 08:14, 28 June 2019 (UTC).

  •  , AGF on the Chinese language sources. Interesting article. I would go with the first hook Gbawden (talk) 06:25, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

A Shakespearean Baseball Game

  • ... that in "A Shakespearean Baseball Game", a comedy sketch by Wayne and Shuster, the Stratford team's manager, players, and umpires all speak in Shakespearean verse? Source: "An adaptation of “Casey at the Bat” recited in iambic pentameter, 'Shakespearean Baseball' stars Shuster as the unnamed manager of the Stratford team opposite Wayne as 'the noblest catcher of them all,' the Mighty Yogi." (The Pecan Park Eagle)

Created by Yoninah (talk). Self-nominated at 22:21, 26 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Date, size, refs, neutrality, hook, copyvio check, all GTG. I do wonder if the term "Shakespearean verse" is 100% correct, or is there a better way to phrase it. As in, is there really something that can be distinctively called a "Shakespearean verse" and is this sketch really using it? Because a parody of Shakespeare may not necessarily be a "Shakespearean verse", IMHO. Wouldn't it be better to say that this sketch is "parodying a Shakespearean verse" instead of saying that the actors in it speak such a verse? I'll ping the nearest expert I know, User:Keneckert. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 05:47, 27 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Thank you, Piotus (in full disclosure, he is my friend). "Shakespearean verse" is the usual term in common discourse and in teaching and scholarship. Other authors are also described similarly, e.g. Chaucerian verse, Miltonian verse. From my view it is the best phrasing. User:keneckert
  •   Since the page has been expanded since the review, and the hook is a bit in-universe, I would like a little more time to come up with a better hook. Yoninah (talk) 10:48, 28 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Still thinking... Yoninah (talk) 11:12, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
  •   Forget it, anything else I think of is just too long. Restoring tick for Piotrus' review. Yoninah (talk) 18:49, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 27Edit

History of West Palm Beach, Florida

Created by 12george1 (talk). Self-nominated at 20:41, 27 June 2019 (UTC).

Policy compliance:

QPQ: Done.

Overall:   epicgenius (talk) 22:55, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

A few of the links showed some similarities, but I fixed them. The rest of the links contained similarities that were unavoidable--12george1 (talk) 23:26, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
With that in consideration, I think this is good to go now. epicgenius (talk) 00:04, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

Humphrey Bradley

Created/expanded by Justlettersandnumbers (talk). Self-nominated at 21:40, 28 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Article is long enough, in date, well sourced, and meets all policies. Hook is confirmed in the sources and is interesting. It could be shortened by cutting it after "master of dykes of the Kingdom" to make it a little more tantalising perhaps, but no strong opinion, or desire to override the wishes of the nominator. QPQ has been done, no copyvio issues. Looks good to go. Spokoyni (talk) 11:20, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

John Campbell (Scottish surgeon)

  • ... that as a surgeon, John Campbell had the right to sit unelected on Edinburgh Town Council? Source: "He was the last president of the RCSEd to sit as an unelected member of the Edinburgh Town Council, so ending a tradition dating from 1583." Dingwall p32.
    • ALT1:... that John Campbell was the last surgeon to sit unelected on Edinburgh Town Council? Source:"He was the last president of the RCSEd to sit as an unelected member of the Edinburgh Town Council, so ending a tradition dating from 1583." Dingwall p32

Created by Iainmacintyre (talk). Self-nominated at 16:41, 27 June 2019 (UTC).

  •  , new enough, long enough, referenced, QPQ done, no copyvio issues, interesting hook in article and followed by offline source. I prefer the proposed hook. Thank you. Whispyhistory (talk) 20:04, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

Smuggler's Gulch

Mexico-United States barrier in Smuggler's Gulch, as seen from the northwest, in 2009
  • Comment: Article was created from work done in a user sandbox, and debuted in the main space on 27 June. Article has not been on the main page before. Article is well over 1,500 characters long (9k+); and outside of the lead section nearly every paragraph is cited to a reliable source. ECD has the highest rate of 2%, and thus isn't a copyvio candidate. It is the creators belief that the article is neutral. Hook information is taken from the article, and reliable sources used for the fact are provided. Image was uploaded onto Wikimedia Commons from flicker, and was a CC2.0SSA license there, and was taken by a photographer who was touring the Mexico-United States border with a group from the Sierra Club.

Created by RightCowLeftCoast (talk). Self-nominated at 05:51, 28 June 2019 (UTC).

Forgot, QPQ done at Template:Did you know nominations/Oregon House Bill 2020.--RightCowLeftCoast (Moo) 05:53, 28 June 2019 (UTC)
@RightCowLeftCoast: Here's my review of this nomination. epicgenius (talk) 03:41, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited:  Y
  • Interesting:  Y
  • Other problems:  N - ALT0 and ALT2 are the best, though probably would be good to specify that the Smuggler's Gulch is between Tijuana and San Diego.
QPQ: Done.

Overall:   I personally would specify the locale in the lead. Only after reading the body did I find out that it is near San Diego. epicgenius (talk) 03:41, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

@Epicgenius: Thanks for passing this.--RightCowLeftCoast (Moo) 03:51, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 28Edit

Bronx Park

5x expanded by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 14:07, 28 June 2019 (UTC).

  Interesting park, on excellent sources, no copyvio obvious. - Of the hooks, I like ALT1 best. I took the liberty to link The Bronx, because while New York is known, The Bronx may be known less. How about an image?? I'd understand mentioning Bronx Zoo in a hook, also pretty well known. (I was there!) - Suggestions for the article: the map on the left sandwiches the text, and the numbers are very small, - not really helpful unless you find a better position in the article. I'd prefer the bridge File:Bridge - panoramio (9).jpg over the East entrance pic. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:05, 4 July 2019 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: Thanks for the review. I've proposed ALT3 above, though it may not be as interesting. I also removed the map as unnecessary, since there's already an interactive map in the infobox. epicgenius (talk) 12:56, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
Looking at how often my hooks are criticised (see WP:DYK just today), I'm probabably the last person to talk about hook interest. You should't place it above my approval ;) - However, I confirm that it's approved, and I even prefer it. All others are also approved just in case a promoter thinks differently. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:01, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
I'm offering a shortened version of ALT3 for consideration:
ALT3a: ... that Bronx Park contains uncleared forest in New York City, and the Bronx Zoo? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:36, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

Monument to the Fighters of the Revolution

Eternal flame

Created by Spokoyni (talk). Self-nominated at 19:31, 28 June 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall:   Happy with this DYK. E.3 (talk) 12:55, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

Field of Mars (Saint Petersburg)

Sports on the Field of Mars, pre 1914
  • ... that over its 300 years the area of the Field of Mars has been a miltary parade ground, public meeting space, festival site, and a location for sports and exercises (pictured)? Source: Numerous mentions in sources, most are found in this one "The territory on which the Field of Mars is now located was, at the beginning of the 18th century, marshy land with trees and shrubs."
    "Under Empress Anna Ioannovna, military exercises and parades were held on the Great Meadow for two weeks every autumn"
    "Since 1869 folk festivals once more began to be organised on the Field of Mars."
    "The Field of Mars was periodically used for sporting events." ([58])
  • Reviewed: Chang Liyi
  • Comment: Would be a good chance to get a rare video on DYK.

5x expanded by Spokoyni (talk). Self-nominated at 16:49, 30 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Article expanded more than 5x (from 2.8kb of text to 23kb of text today), and long enough. A review of earwig looks clean. Hook is within policy, and cited. QPQ done. Video is out of copyright (107 years old) and music from original youtube video has been removed. Good to go. Onceinawhile (talk) 08:03, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 29Edit

Pampean flat-slab

  • ... that the Pampean flat-slab is an area of low angle subduction in South America, associated with a large volcano-free gap in the Andean Volcanic Belt? Source: Stern, Charles R (December 2004). "Active Andean volcanism: its geologic and tectonic setting". Revista Geológica de Chile. 31 (2): 161–206. doi:10.4067/S0716-02082004000200001. ISSN 0716-0208. Retrieved 2008-11-20.

Created by Mamayuco (talk). Self-nominated at 19:30, 5 July 2019 (UTC).

  •   A few things. It's long enough and new enough. But the hook is problematic: the Stern source does not verify "unusually"--at best it has something dipping "less steeply"; that word sounds like OR to me. The volcano-free gap should be verified by the Ramos article, but I do not have access to that journal. In addition, the article needs (more) copyedits, and what it really needs is an expert, both for the hook and for the content of the article, so I'll try to ping someone. LadyofShalott, do you know anyone who does volcanoes? Drmies (talk) 16:04, 6 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Mamayuco, if you take out "unusually", the hook is acceptable (I asked Jo-Jo Eumerus). Drmies (talk) 01:06, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
  •   I think we're good here. Drmies (talk) 01:09, 13 July 2019 (UTC)

Witch-hunts in Nepal

  • Reviewed: Unqualified (my first DYK). Will review others' once I know I did this one right. Update: Went ahead and reviewed Social media addiction anyway.
  • Comment: Moved to mainspace on 29 June.

Moved to mainspace by Usedtobecool (talk). Self-nominated at 22:07, 2 July 2019 (UTC).

  • Substantial and interesting article--it might take me a bit of time to review this. Drmies (talk) 15:24, 6 July 2019 (UTC)
  •   It's long enough, it's new enough, and so far all I've seen is well-verified--though I am waiting to hear from Randykitty about the reliability of the journal cited in note 1. But here is the thing: the article needs cleanup. I suspect that the citations were done by a bot: they show all the hallmarks thereof, including, for instance, citing news sources with a "cite web" template. That means, for instance, that citations from The Kathmandu Post are rendered with "website=", which is ugly and useless, rather than (properly italicized automatically" "newspaper=The Kathmandu Post". So these need to be cleaned up, with "cite news" just to be on the safe side. In addition, many citations need other forms of cleaning up--there are names in all caps, organizations names need to be filled in (and again, those URLs instead of names need to be handled), dates are missing (see note 7, "Which is witch"), etc. I've done some copyediting but more needs to be done.

    Finally, the hook is mostly fine--except for the "dragged from her home" part, which isn't in the Kathmandu Post article, and the My Republica article is so poorly written that it's not clear from that as well. I wonder if it wouldn't be a stronger hook if that cop who got fired was put in there. Drmies (talk) 15:48, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

  • Hello Drmies Thank you very much for taking the time reviewing (and improving the article), and for these wonderful notes, both here and in the article. These are just the sort of insights I hoped to gain about writing/editing in Wikipedia from this exercise. I am very much curious about the reliability of that article as well. I only used it since it could do no harm regarding the content (as I already know the claims made are factual). I will consult the citation guidelines and improve them all. I will also read your comments carefully and try to follow their suggestions as best I am able to understand them. It's 2325 hours here right now. So, I'll do these things in the next couple of hours before going to bed. You are welcome to review my changes again and leave me a note after a few hours, which I will be able to see and make use of in the morning. Usedtobecool ✉️  17:48, 6 July 2019 (UTC)
  • About the hook, I just picked one I found interesting. As I said, my primary goal was to learn even by failure (although preferably by success). I will suggest a few others after I'm done addressing the primary issues you highlighted. Though I fear, I might need you to substantially modify them or even suggest new ones that you think best, if we are to actually be able to take it to the main page. Thanks again! Usedtobecool ✉️  17:48, 6 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Usedtobecool, no rush. The hook is fine except for her being dragged from her home. Look at the sources again, maybe, to see what else you can pull from the sources. Thanks, Drmies (talk) 21:42, 6 July 2019 (UTC)
Hey! Looks like this was the piece I got that "dragged from home" part from. I have expanded the section with further updates, including the suspension, all sourced, of course.
  • ... [the old one]? with the added source that mentions "dragging from home". (not sure about the source, its a french one.)
  • ... that there were 89 reported incidents of witch-hunt related violence against women in Nepal in 2014 alone? (only one source, but is a very respected one in Nepal)
  • ... [your suggestion about cop] I've added the police suspension to the article but can't think of an accurate description of the circumstances for a hook.
  • ... that a women's rights activist in Nepal was accused of being a witch and assaulted in her own home by a group including a police officer?
  • ... that a widow in Nepal was accused of witchcraft and burned alive by a mob led by her own relatives, in front of her nine-year-old daughter?
In almost all of these, I find it difficult to accomodate the article's title as is, so it would have to be linked with some other phrase; is that allowed? Usedtobecool ✉️  10:27, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
Drmies, I think I've addressed your concerns. Did you get to check it yet? Usedtobecool ✉️  14:14, 12 July 2019 (UTC)
  •   I am still seeing small things, but there is enough progress, and it's clean enough, to go to the front page. More copy edits are always welcome. I checked maybe half, maybe more than half of the individual sections and have found no problems (with either plagiarism or the BLP). Drmies (talk) 15:14, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

Alexandre Kantorow

Created by Zingarese (talk). Self-nominated at 22:22, 29 June 2019 (UTC).

  QPQ for Yvonne Mosquito
  Article created by Zingarese on June 28, 2019 with 1938 characters (322 words) "readable prose size"
  Hook is interesting and sourced: "T