/Archive 22

CongratulationsEdit

Hi Cwmhiraeth! (A late) congratulations on passing RfA and becoming an administrator! PrussianOwl (talk) 00:03, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

Thanks, PrussianOwl. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 04:35, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
And a late congratulations from me as well. My head has been buried in the sand as of late, or I would have Strong Supported your RfA. Welcome to the mop club. --Rosiestep (talk) 13:38, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. I have found various menial tasks that are within my capabilities! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 16:05, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
Gosh, well done! Chiswick Chap (talk) 21:19, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
Just saw it on the newsletter. Sorry I wasn't there to participate, but congratulations nonetheless. Samsara 09:38, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, Samsara. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 20:05, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
Congratulations Cwmhiraeth on your RFA, You'll make a fantastic admin!, Happy blocking! :), Cheers, –Davey2010Talk 20:41, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, Davey! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 04:52, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
Congrats from me too. I run User:Theopolisme/Scripts/adminhighlighter, and I noticed your sig turn cyan Jimfbleak - talk to me? 06:37, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
Thank you. Do you find that script useful? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 07:34, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

DYK nomination of LithodytesEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Lithodytes at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Andrew🐉(talk) 11:06, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Pest (organism)Edit

 On 3 June 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Pest (organism), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that many of the animals regarded as pests have co-evolved with humans, adapting to the warm, sheltered conditions that a building provides? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Pest (organism). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Pest (organism)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:03, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

May 2020 Tree of Life NewsletterEdit

May 2020—Issue 014


Tree of Life


Welcome to the Tree of Life newsletter!
Newly recognized content

  Lythronax by FunkMonk, Lythronaxargestes and IJReid
  Meerkat by Sainsf, reviewed by Chiswick Chap
  Borchgrevinkium by Super Dromaeosaurus, reviewed by Amitchell125
  Nakalipithecus by Dunkleosteus77, reviewed by Gog the Mild
  Scanisaurus by Ichthyovenator, reviewed by Gog the Mild
  Sand cat by BhagyaMani, reviewed by Aven13
  Pigs in culture by Chiswick Chap, reviewed by Sainsf
  Sun bear by Sainsf, reviewed by Chiswick Chap
  Megacephalosaurus by Macrophyseter, reviewed by Aven13
  Cinnamon red bat by Enwebb, reviewed by Dunkleosteus77
  Banteng by Sainsf, reviewed by Chiswick Chap
  Cartorhynchus by Lythronaxargestes, reviewed by Dunkleosteus77
  Black-footed cat by BhagyaMani, reviewed by Amitchell125
  Homo ergaster by Ichthyovenator, reviewed by Dunkleosteus77
  Black coral by Aven13, reviewed by Sainsf
  Heuglin's gazelle by Sainsf, reviewed by The Rambling Man
  Australopithecus garhi by Dunkleosteus77, reviewed by Hog Farm
  Chororapithecus by Dunkleosteus77, reviewed by IJReid
  Ornithocheiromorpha by JurassicClassic767, reviewed by IJReid






Newly nominated content

  Gigantorhynchus by Mattximus
  Leech by LittleJerry, Chiswick Chap and Cwmhiraeth
  List of mephitids by PesN
  Sand cat by BhagyaMani
  Cinnamon red bat by Enwebb
  Kristianstad Basin by Ichthyovenator
  Nakalipithecus by Dunkleosteus77
  Scanisaurus by Ichthyovenator
  Sun bear by Sainsf
  Heuglin's gazelle by Sainsf
  Black coral by Aven13
  Australopithecus garhi by Dunkleosteus77
  Chororapithecus by Dunkleosteus77
  Northern crested newt by Tylototriton
  Megacephalosaurus by Macrophyseter
  Banteng by Sainsf
  Cartorhynchus by Lythronaxargestes
  Ornithocheiromorpha by JurassicClassic767
  Black-footed cat by BhagyaMani
  Bat virome by Enwebb
  Echinodon by IJReid
  Homo ergaster by Ichthyovenator
  Dwarf dog-faced bat by Enwebb
  Doedicurus by Dunkleosteus77
  Zebra by LittleJerry

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May 2020 GOCE drive blingEdit

  The Cleanup Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Cwmhiraeth for copy edits totaling over 12,000 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE May 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Tdslk (talk) 05:43, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Ant gardenEdit

 On 5 June 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ant garden, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that ant gardens are cultivated by several species of ant, including Crematogaster carinata? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ant garden. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ant garden), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

—valereee (talk) 12:02, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Crematogaster carinataEdit

 On 5 June 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Crematogaster carinata, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that ant gardens are cultivated by several species of ant, including Crematogaster carinata? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Crematogaster carinata), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

—valereee (talk) 12:02, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Coelomera ruficornisEdit

 On 8 June 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Coelomera ruficornis, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the presence of the beetle Coelomera ruficornis on its host tree (pictured) is tolerated by the ant Azteca alfari, but not by the ant Azteca muelleri? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Coelomera ruficornis. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Coelomera ruficornis), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:02, 8 June 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Cecropia pachystachyaEdit

 On 8 June 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Cecropia pachystachya, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the presence of the beetle Coelomera ruficornis on its host tree (pictured) is tolerated by the ant Azteca alfari, but not by the ant Azteca muelleri? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Cecropia pachystachya), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:02, 8 June 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Azteca alfariEdit

 On 8 June 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Azteca alfari, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the presence of the beetle Coelomera ruficornis on its host tree (pictured) is tolerated by the ant Azteca alfari, but not by the ant Azteca muelleri? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Azteca alfari), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:02, 8 June 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Azteca muelleriEdit

 On 8 June 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Azteca muelleri, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the presence of the beetle Coelomera ruficornis on its host tree (pictured) is tolerated by the ant Azteca alfari, but not by the ant Azteca muelleri? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Azteca muelleri), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:02, 8 June 2020 (UTC)

The da Vinci BarnstarEdit

  The da Vinci Barnstar
For all you technical DYK work --evrik (talk) 04:31, 9 June 2020 (UTC)
Well thank you evrik, that's very kind of you. You are very productive yourself. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 04:55, 9 June 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Southern plains gray langurEdit

 On 10 June 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Southern plains gray langur, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that cattle and deer sometimes stand under trees where southern plains gray langurs are feeding in order to consume the edible pieces that the monkeys drop? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Southern plains gray langur. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Southern plains gray langur), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 10 June 2020 (UTC)

JuneteenthEdit

Could you schedule File:Sojourner Truth, 1870 (cropped, restored).jpg for June 19th. It is one of my FPs so I thought I would ask you to do it instead. --- C&C (Coffeeandcrumbs) 17:33, 10 June 2020 (UTC)

@Coffeeandcrumbs: Is there any particular reason for the 19th? I can move the picture presently listed for that day (the photographer is blocked and unlikely to object) if you wish, or I could list your image for one of the empty slots at the end of the month. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 17:42, 10 June 2020 (UTC)
Juneteenth (June 19) is an semi-official holiday in the African-American community celebrating emancipation from slavery. --- C&C (Coffeeandcrumbs) 17:50, 10 June 2020 (UTC)
OK, I'll do it in the morning. I hadn't noticed that the section heading was a link! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:15, 10 June 2020 (UTC)
Thank you so much for doing this by the way! How are enjoying your new earned tools? --- C&C (Coffeeandcrumbs) 06:34, 19 June 2020 (UTC)
@Coffeeandcrumbs: The tools are good, thank you, but they create a bit of a problem over at DYK. I used to promote a lot of hooks to preps, building perhaps half of the prep sets. I could still do this, but then I would be unable to move those sets into the queue, a thing I have been doing nearly daily since getting the tools. So that leaves Yoninah to build most of the prep sets, but Yoninah is much involved in reviewing other people's nominations, suggesting hooks and discussing options, quite apart from her own nominations, and then can't promote these particular hooks. So another editor moving hooks into prep would be very helpful, especially for the hooks Yoninah is ineligible to promote. I know you recently built a prep set, and any help you can give in doing some more would be most welcome. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:32, 19 June 2020 (UTC)
I have noticed that exact issue. I am trying to do preps more regularly, especially hooks reviewed by Yoninah. However, I am still trying to get a handle on it. It is difficult not to get stuck on the same article and overthink it. --- C&C (Coffeeandcrumbs) 08:39, 19 June 2020 (UTC)
Cwmhiraeth and @Coffeeandcrumbs: thank you for promoting "my" hooks today. Last week I decided to do a mini blitz campaign to clear the nominations page and only got through 9 out of 200+ nominations. That wasn't very satisfying, and then when it came to balancing prep sets, I couldn't promote my own reviews. I'm not going to do that again so quickly. Meanwhile, BlueMoonset is planning a week-long blitz for other editors to clear the noms page; looking forward to that. Best, Yoninah (talk) 10:51, 19 June 2020 (UTC)
A BlueMoonset blitz sounds like a good idea. I aim to review two articles every time I nominate one. "Every little helps", as it says in an advertising slogan used by the Tesco supermarket chain over here! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 11:05, 19 June 2020 (UTC)

LeechEdit

Hi Cwmhiraeth, I think some of the FAC items may be more your thing than mine.... if you have a moment. Chiswick Chap (talk) 19:06, 11 June 2020 (UTC)

Hi Cwmhiraeth, the source review needs attention... Chiswick Chap (talk) 18:40, 17 June 2020 (UTC)

Miscalculation of bonus points (#3)Edit

Hi Cwmhiraeth, I think the bot has miscalculated the bonus points for my DYK nomination for a third time. The article was created in 2006, hence 1 point for each year before 2015 would be 9 points. Together with the 5 bonus points, the total should be 14 points (not 13). Which begs the question – has the bot been updated since last year's tournament to take into account the change of year? —Bloom6132 (talk) 16:35, 12 June 2020 (UTC)

@Jarry1250: We really need to sort this out; I can change the points manually, but there are other contestants also missing out on their bonus points.
@Bloom6132: On a slightly different matter, looking at this section of the Scoring page, it seems to me that the calculation in the bullet point below the table (starting "This bonus") is incorrect and should read "(10×2)+5". What do you think? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:08, 12 June 2020 (UTC)
Since the hypothetical article was created in 2009, it should actually read "(10×2)+11". I got 11 from: (a) 5 bonus points for being created in 2015 or before; together with (b) another 6 points since the rules are "award[ing] 1 point for each year created before 2015". If the hypothetical article was created in 2015, then yes, your equation above (i.e. "(10×2)+5") would be correct. —Bloom6132 (talk) 19:55, 12 June 2020 (UTC)
I hope I got the calculation right. —Bloom6132 (talk) 23:27, 13 June 2020 (UTC)
@Bloom6132: Yes, I do agree with your calculation and will adjust your score. I should also do so for the other people with relevant DYKs. However we really need to fix the problem rather than tinker with the scores. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:06, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
Thank you! And yes, I agree. I hope this did not affect qualifying in previous rounds (cursory glance at the tables from rounds 1 and 2 indicates that it did not). —Bloom6132 (talk) 05:21, 14 June 2020 (UTC)

DYK for LithodytesEdit

 On 13 June 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Lithodytes, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the gold-striped frog (pictured) sometimes breeds inside an active nest of leafcutter ants? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Lithodytes. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Lithodytes), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

BarnstarEdit

  The DYK Barnstar
I give you this DYK Barnstar for making so much Did You Know?s. 107.77.245.40 (talk) 03:38, 13 June 2020 (UTC)
Thank you! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:13, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Nymphargus grandisonaeEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Nymphargus grandisonae at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) at your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 22:10, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Cochranella nolaEdit

 On 15 June 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Cochranella nola, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the small frog Cochranella nola has yellow intestines, a green tongue, and dark green bones? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Cochranella nola. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Cochranella nola), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:03, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

BertillonEdit

Hi my welsh friend (I guess you are welsh, due to your name !!)

Thanks for advice. As the direct successor of Alphonse, I am very proud of the nomination, especially for July 14th, which is our French National day ! Have a good day.--Jebulon (talk) 11:03, 16 June 2020 (UTC)

Diolch! I chose it for July 14th for that very reason. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:23, 16 June 2020 (UTC)

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DYK for Nymphargus grandisonaeEdit

 On 18 June 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Nymphargus grandisonae, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the male giant glass frog has a hooked spur on his upper arm which is used when fighting rivals? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Nymphargus grandisonae. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Nymphargus grandisonae), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:01, 18 June 2020 (UTC)

Animals have beliefs?Edit

Firstly, in case of anything, I've contributed anonymously on Wikipedia and other Wikis for over 10 years (although it doesn't look like that because I get different IP addresses).

So, recently, I have found this article from the ScienceDaily news-source about animals having beliefs like humans: What it means when animals have beliefs. I like to know if it's good and verifiable enough to add information about that newly released. Thanks. --2603:9000:A511:9E76:BD3D:EADD:7515:B77F (talk) 16:02, 18 June 2020 (UTC)

I would think that ScienceDaily is a sufficiently reliable source, and I think this information could be added to a suitable article. I was surprised they used the term "beliefs", which has religious connotations, whereas I would have preferred "rational thought processes" or something similar. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:07, 18 June 2020 (UTC)
I think "beliefs" make a little more sense in my opinion, but alright. Maybe put it at Ethology, which deals with related behavior of animals, or Comparative psychology, which deals with the mental processes of animals? Thanks (for learning something new). --2603:9000:A511:9E76:BD3D:EADD:7515:B77F (talk) 23:38, 18 June 2020 (UTC)
Done. Not much I could do about the reference, but it feels sufficient. [1] --2603:9000:A511:9E76:BD3D:EADD:7515:B77F (talk) 23:57, 18 June 2020 (UTC)
I have reformulated the reference. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:04, 19 June 2020 (UTC)

I found some more evidence over the last week to supplement it: https://ase.tufts.edu/cogstud/dennett/papers/doanimal.htm / https://aap.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00048407912341011 / https://www.jstor.org/stable/20012935 / https://animalstudiesrepository.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=&httpsredir=1&article=1191&context=animsent / https://www.uh.edu/news-events/stories/2017/november/11012017Buckner-Animal-Cognition.php --2603:9000:A511:9E76:974:A52F:A26F:592 (talk) 13:14, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

They look like good sources. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 13:29, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

Just like to remind you that I also transliterated and simplified it for the Simple Wikipedia, here: https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethology#Historical_development It has to meet their Basic English standards. --2603:9000:A511:9E76:974:A52F:A26F:592 (talk) 19:38, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

Good. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:56, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

Wikicup bot multiplier errorEdit

Hi Cwmhiraeth, I've noticed that the bot hasn't given me the the 5x Wikipedias bonus for Soviet Union women's national rugby union team which I submitted for the Wikicup today. Would you be able to assist with this please? The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 16:43, 18 June 2020 (UTC)

I guess you are referring to the 1.2x multiplier. I believe the bot looks to the position at the beginning of the contest/year, and in this case the Turkish language equivalent article was only started in the month of "Haziran 2020‎", whenever that was. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:55, 18 June 2020 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/1st Missouri Infantry (Confederate)Edit

Hi, I reserved a slot for this special occasion hook, which I helped write, in Prep 6. Would you mind promoting it? BTW no one else seems to be building prep sets lately. Best, Yoninah (talk) 00:20, 19 June 2020 (UTC)

Digital Postcards and CertificationsEdit

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DYK for Huanchaca mouseEdit

 On 22 June 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Huanchaca mouse, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that one of the factors affecting the future of the Huanchaca mouse is the increased cultivation of biofuels? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Huanchaca mouse. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Huanchaca mouse), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:03, 22 June 2020 (UTC)

Building balanced prep setsEdit

Hi, with only 64 approved nominations, most of them U.S. based, non-bios, and an overabundance of American Civil War hooks, it's almost impossible to build balanced sets. If I go ahead and do more reviews, will you promote them? Also pinging Coffeeandcrumbs. Yoninah (talk) 15:22, 22 June 2020 (UTC)

Yes, and I will do a few extra reviews for you to promote. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 17:09, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
Yoninah, is the cutoff of 60 approved noms we specified for reverting to 1-a-days too low? —valereee (talk) 19:33, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
The real trouble is the 250 unapproved nominations. We need a blitz to get that figure down. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:36, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
@Valereee: sorry, I don't follow those mathematical discussions. Cwmhiraeth knows more about than I do. Even if we slow down the rate, we don't have enough diversity in the approved hooks to build a balanced set. Yoninah (talk) 19:41, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
Cwmhiraeth, the WikiCup doesn't consider DYK reviewing or prep building, is that correct? Do you think it could? It might help with the backlog at DYK in the first months of the year. —valereee (talk) 19:51, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
The WikiCup awards points for DYKs, but not for reviewing them. Any change in the rules of that sort would need to take place after the contest has finished in October. The amount of DYK-related activity at the WikiCup is relatively modest, most contestants seeming to prefer the GA and GA reviewing route. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 20:15, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
Well, my idea of doing another mini blitz of reviews isn't working so well. I approved only 1 out of 6 reviews. Yoninah (talk) 21:15, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
Yoninah, are you saying to failed the other six, or just needed to query them? I'm assuming the latter. —valereee (talk) 21:40, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
@Valereee: I'm saying that the standard of article and hook writing is not what it should be. Even some of our regulars toss out any old hook just to get a pass. I feel we put a lot of effort into producing a respectable set for the main page, but no one knows all the work that goes on behind the scenes to get to that point. Yoninah (talk) 21:43, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
Cwmhiraeth, your talk page is taking an awful lot of time to load. Could you archive it please? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 21:44, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
Yoninah, I agree, our qpq encourages people to simply pass hooks and articles. —valereee (talk) 21:51, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
Oh, yes, totally for next year! —valereee (talk) 21:39, 22 June 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Chilean seaside cinclodesEdit

 On 23 June 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Chilean seaside cinclodes, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Chilean seaside cinclodes bobs its tail while it walks and flares its wings while it sings? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Chilean seaside cinclodes. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Chilean seaside cinclodes), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Wug·a·po·des 23:10, 20 June 2020 (UTC) 12:02, 23 June 2020 (UTC)

Miscalculation of bonus points (#4)Edit

Hi Cwmhiraeth! Sorry to trouble you again – the bot has shorted me one point again for this DYK nom (article created in 2007, so should be 13 bonus points instead of 12). —Bloom6132 (talk) 12:41, 23 June 2020 (UTC)

OK, I will make the alteration. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:50, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
Thanks very much! If the bot isn't fixed by the next round, would you like me to keep track of all the DYK submissions I make and ask you at the end of the round to correct them? Or are you fine with me asking in this "as we go" manner? —Bloom6132 (talk) 14:23, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
Jarry1250 did not respond to pings so I intend to look at all the contestants submissions before the end of this round and adjust them where needed, especially if a few extra points would be critical for anyone to reach the next round. One correction at the end of the round should suffice if the matter remains unsorted. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 16:05, 23 June 2020 (UTC)

POTD for June 25Edit

Hi Cwmhiraeth, regarding the Virginia coat of arms POTD, I've changed the bolded article from Historical armorial of U.S. states from 1876 to the original target, Virginia (and added a brief intro to the top of the blurb), which is an FA and more closely related to the featured picture in question. This also brings it more in line with past POTDs from the state heraldry collection for consistency. Does this work for you? — RAVENPVFF · talk · 18:23, 23 June 2020 (UTC)

@Ravenpuff: All the POTDs I create automatically appear on my watchlist, so I had already looked at your changes and thought them OK. It is difficult writing suitable blurb's for topics of which I am completely ignorant! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:17, 23 June 2020 (UTC)

DYK for ScythrophrysEdit

 On 24 June 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Scythrophrys, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Boie's frog (pictured) and the Banhado frog both resemble dead leaves on the floor of the forest? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Scythrophrys. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Scythrophrys), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Wug·a·po·des 23:33, 20 June 2020 (UTC) 00:01, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Proceratophrys boieiEdit

 On 24 June 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Proceratophrys boiei, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Boie's frog (pictured) and the Banhado frog both resemble dead leaves on the floor of the forest? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Proceratophrys boiei), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Wug·a·po·des 23:33, 20 June 2020 (UTC) 00:01, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

Special occasion changes now that DYK is back to one set per dayEdit

Cwmhiraeth, I hope you don't mind, but I thought it would be easiest to ask you to take care of these necessary moves and promotions, though if you'd prefer, the ones that involve preps could be handled by someone else, perhaps Yoninah. As I'm writing this, Queues 3 through 7 are filled, as are Preps 1 through 6.

  • June 27: The hook about Ryan Williams in Prep 2 needs to move to Queue 5.

The rest are still in the special occasions area and at some point soon need to be checked and promoted into already-filled preps. (There's a small chance Prep 2 might be promoted to Queue 2 in the next few hours, in which case we'd need an admin to do the July 1 one.)

  • July 1: The hook about the 6th Missouri Infantry will need to go into Prep 2.
  • July 2: The hook about Asa Binns will need to go into Prep 3.
  • July 4: The hook about US Independence Day will need to go into Prep 5.

Thank you very much as always. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:17, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

@BlueMoonset: I have made these various moves. What DYK currently needs is for the enormous number of unreviewed nominations to be reviewed. At around 245, they create a built-in delay of about thirty days between nomination and appearance on the main page. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:39, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
Hi, thanks for moving the June 27 special occasion hook into Queue 5. But now you have 3 U.S. hooks in a row, and 5 altogether. I suggest swapping out the Pine Street hook in the second slot for something foreign from the preps. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 11:56, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
Done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:28, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
Cwmhiraeth, I've been working on preparing a DYK backlog blitz (modeled on the GAN and GOCE ones), but life has intervened, so the earliest I could run it would be starting the weekend of July 3 (over a week from now). I'd originally thought to do it for a week, which is what GOCE does, but maybe nine days (July 3 through 11) would be better, with two weekends included, even though the first would include the July 4 holiday in the states. The draft page is at User talk:BlueMoonset/sandbox4, if you have any thoughts. I'm hoping we get dozens of unapproved nominations to be approved; if we get enough, it might even trigger a return to two-a-day, something I imagine most admins won't be thrilled by, but it would be nice to get the total noms down further, into the low 200s at least. BlueMoonset (talk) 19:21, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
It looks good! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:39, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

ThePrintEdit

Cwmhiraeth Declining WP:RPP was likely not a great decision. Its pointless me doing it again and we'd better let the vandals have the article. Thanks @WikiMacaroons for doing [2] but from now on the article is off my watchlist.Djm-leighpark (talk) 11:54, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

@Djm-leighpark: Semi-page protection is meant for pages experiencing high or persistent levels of vandalism, which this page just wasn't. All pages experience some vandalism, from the smallest to the largest, but we don't want to shut out valuable new editors. A large portion of constructive edits are still made by IP's and new users, so we try to use page protection as sparingly as possible. Generally, if a page has had much recent disruption (at least 3 vandalisms not all by the same user is a good rule of thumb) within the last day, or persistent disruption over the course of a week, then semi-protection might be warranted. Sometimes protection for disruption over a longer scale is warranted, but it needs to really be persistent and troublesome. Hopefully that helps explain our protection policy a little better! Don't be afraid to submit pages for protection though if you think they need it, better safe than sorry, and an admin can always make the final call. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:32, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
I am sick and tired of chunks being knocked of that article and I was asked for pending changes anyway so the article doesn't get visibly done in. But anyway as I say its off my watch list so you admins can watch new editors (likely the same persistent IP's) make unsupported claims against the newspaper. Its far better off my watchlist you understand. Thankyou. Djm-leighpark (talk) 12:58, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

The Signpost: 28 June 2020Edit

A toast sandwich for you!Edit

  Thanks for reviewing Laal Kothi Paak Darbaar Sharif, it was a difficult task for an admin to review article with citation in other foreign languages, especially for an admin whose first language is English lol Majun e Baqi (talk) 14:00, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

Queue 6 shuffleEdit

Hi. It looks like you shuffled the hooks in Queue 6 when you promoted them from prep. Can you please put them back in the original order (Tomassetti, Senior Citizen, 16th Miss, Buyuk, Burton, Black Swan, Trump, Sign)? The new order has two politician hooks in a row, and I don't see why there was any need to change it. Can you please put it back to how it was? Thanks, The Squirrel Conspiracy (talk) 05:51, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

@The Squirrel Conspiracy: I shuffled the hooks because I didn't think it appropriate to put the hook about Donald Trump next to the quirky one about the cock. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:07, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

WikiCup 2020 July newsletterEdit

The third round of the 2020 WikiCup has now come to an end. The 16 users who made it into the fourth round each had at least 353 points (compared to 68 in 2019). It was a highly competitive round, and a number of contestants were eliminated who would have moved on in earlier years. Our top scorers in round 3 were:

  •   Epicgenius, with one featured article, 28 good articles and 17 DYKs, amassing 1836 points
  •   The Rambling Man , with 1672 points gained from four featured articles and seventeen good articles, plus reviews of a large number of FACs and GAs
  •   Gog the Mild, a first time contestant, with 1540 points, a tally built largely on 4 featured articles and related bonus points.

Between them, contestants managed 14 featured articles, 9 featured lists, 3 featured pictures, 152 good articles, 136 DYK entries, 55 ITN entries, 65 featured article candidate reviews and 221 good article reviews. Additionally,   MPJ-DK added 3 items to featured topics and 44 to good topics. Over the course of the competition, contestants have completed 710 good article reviews, in comparison to 387 good articles submitted for review and promoted. These large numbers are probably linked to a GAN backlog drive in April and May, and the changed patterns of editing during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we enter the fourth round, remember that any content promoted after the end of round 3 but before the start of round 4 can be claimed in round 4. Please also remember that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them. When doing GARs, please make sure that you check that all the GA criteria are fully met. Please also remember that all submissions must meet core Wikipedia policies, regardless of the review process.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed (remember to remove your listing when no longer required). Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Vanamonde (talk), Cwmhiraeth (talk) MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 12:33, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

POTD for 9 JulyEdit

Hi Cwmhiraeth, in the Wyoming coat of arms POTD, you added the following symbolism of the shield: the arrival of the Union Pacific Railroad in 1868, the agricultural riches of the territory and the military actions needed to subdue the native Americans and ensure the peace and the safety of settlers. Do you have an article where this is mentioned, or any source for this? I found one that describes the contents of the shield, but not its meaning. Thanks! — RAVENPVFF · talk · 11:19, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

@Ravenpuff: Did I have a source? The railroad bit, yes, the agriculture bit, not sure, and the sword bit, no. I did my best to write a blurb about a subject of which I knew nothing. Feel free to rewrite the blurb in any way you think fit. 12:38, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

The Destub BarnstarEdit

  The Destub Barnstar
Thank you for destubbing/expanding articles in many regions and logging them at The 50,000 Destubbing Challenge. Koridas 📣 20:36, 8 July 2020 (UTC)
Thank you Koridas, it's an impressive barnstar! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 04:49, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Barbronia weberiEdit

 On 10 July 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Barbronia weberi, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Asian freshwater leech Barbronia weberi has invaded North Carolina? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Barbronia weberi. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Barbronia weberi), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 10 July 2020 (UTC)

Template:POTD/2020-07-25Edit

The article about the painting is very short. Just out of curiosity, do you plan to expand it? (Ixion seems to be in much better shape.) Regards, Armbrust The Homunculus 21:41, 11 July 2020 (UTC)

@Armbrust: I think it was my intention to improve the article and I had forgotten about it. I will either improve it, if I can find suitable sources, or rewrite the blurb for the POTD to refer to Ixion. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:04, 12 July 2020 (UTC)
@Armbrust: Having created Template:POTD/2020-07-24, I suppose I had better scrap it, because I now find that the image has appeared on POTD before Template:POTD/2017-09-07. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:14, 14 July 2020 (UTC)
Yeah, that would be best. Armbrust The Homunculus 11:56, 14 July 2020 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Discodoris boholiensisEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Discodoris boholiensis at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) at your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! CMD (talk) 02:54, 12 July 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Gastrotheca andaquiensisEdit

 On 13 July 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Gastrotheca andaquiensis, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the female Andes marsupial frog carries her developing young in a pouch on her back? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Gastrotheca andaquiensis. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Gastrotheca andaquiensis), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 12:02, 13 July 2020 (UTC)

July
 
pale globe-thistle above the Rhine

... thanks for that and other nature facts and your constant help with DYK! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:37, 31 July 2020 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

Thank you, for deleting the subpage 😙 --User:MissionZero2.0 | User_talk:MissionZero2.0 07:37, 16 July 2020 (UTC)

How to protect a pageEdit

Hey bro,how can I protect a page from vandalism Mamallarnarashimavarman (talk) 16:37, 16 July 2020 (UTC)

@Mamallarnarashimavarman: Only WP:Administrators can protect pages. If you think that a page is in need of protection, you can request it at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 17:32, 16 July 2020 (UTC)

Feedback on your DYK review of Andy Auld (Royal Navy officer)Edit

Hi, I've just had to correct the hook for this DYK on the main page given it was clearly incorrect - please see [3]. I'd suggest more closely checking sources for future DYK reviews. Regards, Nick-D (talk) 04:51, 17 July 2020 (UTC)

A brownie for you!Edit

  Thanks very much for your help with Leila Hassan's DYK! Lajmmoore (talk) 07:58, 17 July 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Corythomantis greeningiEdit

 On 18 July 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Corythomantis greeningi, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the frog Corythomantis greeningi retreats into a hole, blocks the entrance with its spiny head, and injects venom into anything that tries to dislodge it? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Corythomantis greeningi. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Corythomantis greeningi), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 18 July 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Calappa hepaticaEdit

 On 21 July 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Calappa hepatica, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the reef box crab uses its powerful pincers to break open the shells of snails? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Calappa hepatica. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Calappa hepatica), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

—valereee (talk) 00:02, 21 July 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Discodoris boholiensisEdit

 On 22 July 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Discodoris boholiensis, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the sea slug Discodoris boholiensis exhibits photokinesis? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Discodoris boholiensis. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Discodoris boholiensis), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:03, 22 July 2020 (UTC)

DYK for PhotokinesisEdit

 On 22 July 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Photokinesis, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the sea slug Discodoris boholiensis exhibits photokinesis? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Photokinesis), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:03, 22 July 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Abatus cordatusEdit

 On 23 July 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Abatus cordatus, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the sea urchin Abatus cordatus broods its young for nine months in pockets on its upper surface? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Abatus cordatus. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Abatus cordatus), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:02, 23 July 2020 (UTC)

Prep promotionsEdit

Yes, I notice you promote practically every day, and I appreciate it. So I'll leave you off the pings. You're definitely our most attentive administrator! Yoninah (talk) 17:59, 23 July 2020 (UTC)

OK, thanks. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:15, 23 July 2020 (UTC)

RD1 deletionsEdit

Hi Cwmhiraeth, thanks very much for handling my recent RD1s  

On American Academy of Actuaries, it wasn't actually just that user that had left copyvios; some of the copyvios were already on that page before (the ones from the issuu source). I think you've only revdelled the new user's contribs, but many of the previous contribs contained the copyvio too - the top revdel request template on the page had the source and revision span for those. If you get a moment, would you mind sorting those too?

Cheers, your help is really appreciated! Naypta ☺ | ✉ talk page | 13:25, 25 July 2020 (UTC)

@Naypta: It's done now. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 13:41, 25 July 2020 (UTC)

Ineligible Cup submissionsEdit

If I'm not mistaken, these three DYK submissions (Template:Did you know nominations/Ng On-yee, Template:Did you know nominations/Patsy Fagan, and Template:Did you know nominations/John Pulman on this contestant's page) are ineligible per the rule: "Only articles eligible for DYK through being newly created or newly expanded fivefold (not newly promoted to GA status)" From what I see in the respective page history, the aforementioned noms were not also newly created or 5× expanded. —Bloom6132 (talk) 14:06, 26 July 2020 (UTC)

I should have noticed that. I have changed his submissions page and hope the bot will adjust his score accordingly. If not, I will have to try to work it out myself. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 15:10, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
No worries! If my math is correct, it should total minus 73 pts. (15 + 27 + 31, respectively, with all multipliers, extra base pts. and bonus pts. included). —Bloom6132 (talk) 15:33, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
Apologies all for my ignorance of this rule. BennyOnTheLoose (talk) 16:59, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
@BennyOnTheLoose: That's OK. As I am sure you can appreciate, it's a logical rule because newly promoted GAs qualify for DYK without any extra work needing to be done (except for the QPQ!). Cwmhiraeth (talk) 17:24, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
Yes, I support the rule fully. I've looked back, and I also had three ineligible DYKs in round 3. (Cliff Wilson, Joe Davis and Idiot Wind). I don't think I had any ineligible ones in earlier rounds. Please check this, and take any action as necessary. Regards, BennyOnTheLoose (talk) 17:28, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
@BennyOnTheLoose: I suggest we take no action on those. As far as I can see you would still have proceeded to Round 4 even if you did not have the extra points. Patsy Fagan would actually have been eligible for DYK as a fivefold expansion, but you may not have realised it at the time. Of course, Stephen Hendry was always my favourite snooker player. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 17:57, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. I managed to score five points against Hendry when he played an exhibition at the local club, in 1987 (I think). He looked special even then. BennyOnTheLoose (talk) 18:10, 26 July 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Goniocidaris umbraculumEdit

 On 27 July 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Goniocidaris umbraculum, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the sea urchin Goniocidaris umbraculum moves its eggs with its tube feet, assisted by cilia, to an area near its mouth where they can be brooded? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Goniocidaris umbraculum. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Goniocidaris umbraculum), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:03, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

no copyright yet copyleftEdit

Cwm, this edit: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?diff=prev&oldid=969276654 is fallacious
the text on "that" site is wikipedia's
the text is ours, here the proof: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_martyr
when you have fixed this matter, please restore my review ;) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gesaly (talkcontribs) 11:30, 27 July 2020 (UTC) Gesaly (talk) 11:33, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

@Gesaly: If I made a mistake, I will fix it. First, let's clarify the position. You added 2170 bites of information to Christian views on suicide. Where did that text come from? Did you write it yourself, or did you copy it from somewhere else? If you copied it, where did you copy it from? Please explain. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:23, 27 July 2020 (UTC)


thanks for consideration. if on Christian martyr is it a copyviol...(??)
we consier it a copyleft, so XD

Gesaly (talk) 15:19, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

@Gesaly: I don't understand what you are saying, and you did not answer the questions that I asked above.
Have a look at this page, which is where I believe you copied the information from. At the foot of the page it states "Copyright © 2013 YLIE". That means the text is copyright and you cannot copy it and paste it into Wikipedia. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 17:26, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

jtg Cwm! check this: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Christian_martyr&oldid=530053909
the text is at least a 2012 wikipedia's
now, we have difficulties to show more and proove more to you are so wrong. the text is ours-wikipedia's!!!
what is so difficult to understand? or do you want that we put another template (on Christian martyr ???
we try to put it this way: do you think that wikipedia cannot copy text from a page in another...from wikipedia to wikipedia. we cannot understand your point. KDM Gesaly (talk) 22:50, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Umbrella slugEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Umbrella slug at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) at your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! ἀνυπόδητος (talk) 12:55, 30 July 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Cerrado mouseEdit

 On 1 August 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Cerrado mouse, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in the Brazilian state of Bahia, cerrado mice are often caught by barn owls, but seldom by researchers? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Cerrado mouse. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Cerrado mouse), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:02, 1 August 2020 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

@Cwmhiraeth: thanks for reviewing AMP Life. The Little Platoon (talk) 07:07, 1 August 2020 (UTC)

Points questionEdit

Hi Cwmhiraeth. I know it's a little late now but would it be possible if you would be able to tell me how many Wikicup points I would have got for Flag of Ulster had it not been held up by an RFC please? The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 08:15, 1 August 2020 (UTC)

I reckon it would have scored 19 points - 5 points x 1.4 multiplier, +5 bonus, +7 years. It would have raised your score to 244, but not given you enough to proceed to Round 4 (Raymie was excluded with 270). Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:48, 1 August 2020 (UTC)

June/July 2020 Tree of Life NewsletterEdit

June and July 2020—Issue 015


Tree of Life


Welcome to the Tree of Life newsletter!
Newly recognized content

  Canada lynx by Sainsf
  Gigantorhynchus by Mattximus
  Leech by LittleJerry, Chiswick Chap and Cwmhiraeth
  Orangutan by LittleJerry
  Secretarybird by LittleJerry, Aa77zz and Casliber
  Vermilion flycatcher by CaptainEek
  Bat virome by Enwebb, reviewed by Chidgk1
  Doedicurus by Dunkleosteus77, reviewed by Hog Farm
  Dwarf dog-faced bat by Enwebb, reviewed by Dunkleosteus77
  Echinodon by IJReid, reviewed by JurassicClassic767
  Edvard August Vainio by Esculenta, reviewed by ChiswickCahp
  Hammer-headed bat by Enwebb, reviewed by Jens Lallensack
  Homo rudolfensis by Dunkleosteus77, reviewed by JurassicClassic767
  Nina Demme by SusunW, reviewed by Enwebb
  Northern crested newt by Tylototriton, reviewed by Enwebb
  Pterodactylus by JurassicClassic767, reviewed by ChiswickCahp
  Zebra by LittleJerry, reviewed by Dunkleosteus77

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  Horseshoe bat by Enwebb
  Siamosaurus by PaleoGeekSquared
  Zebra by LittleJerry
  Australopithecus afarensis by Dunkleosteus77
  Australopithecus africanus by Dunkleosteus77
  Australopithecus bahrelghazali by Dunkleosteus77
  Australopithecus deyiremeda by Dunkleosteus77
  Australopithecus sediba by Dunkleosteus77
  Bonelli's eagle by Sandhillcrane
  Great flying fox by Enwebb
  Homo habilis by Dunkleosteus77
  Markham's storm petrel by Therapyisgood
  Ornithocheiridae by JurassicClassic767
  Paranthropus aethiopicus by Dunkleosteus77
  Paranthropus boisei by Dunkleosteus77
  Paranthropus robustus by Dunkleosteus77
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DYK nom Truman TaylorEdit

Hi Cwmhiraeth, in light of this‎, are you now willing to strike your {{DYK?no}} !vote? As it is, this month-old DYK nom is stuck awaiting review.  JGHowes  talk 18:24, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

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