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Gay-themed Talmudic sages?Edit


  Hey, Yoninah. I'd like to wish you a wonderful First Edit Day on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!
Have a great day!
Mjs1991 (talk) 09:54, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

Prep 6Edit

Yoninah, are you planning to replace the hook you moved from prep 6? Because I would like to get on with promoting the set. Gatoclass (talk) 12:44, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

@Gatoclass: I did replace it, but now you pulled the last hook! Yoninah (talk) 12:56, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
Unfortunately I had to Yoninah, because I couldn't see an alternative. It means more work for me because I now have to look for a suitable replacement (unless you want to add one). I just didn't want to have to go looking for two hooks to replace if it could be avoided, because I tend to be too fussy and spend too much time on it. Gatoclass (talk) 13:16, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
I see you've replaced the quirky already. Good work, I can get on and finish my review of the set now, thank you :) Gatoclass (talk) 13:20, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Tito's TacosEdit

 On 4 July 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Tito's Tacos, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Tito's Tacos of Culver City, California, has sold the same hard-shell tacos (pictured) filled with shredded beef, iceberg lettuce, and grated cheddar cheese for 60 years? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Tito's Tacos. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Tito's Tacos), 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:01, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

No spiritual leader?Edit

Hi Yoninah,

I'm curious why you added this text regarding "no spiritual leader" - was there some source for that, or did you base it on the list of rabbis given below the text? Jayjg (talk) 21:11, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

@Jayjg: I saw in a source that there was a gap between rabbis. I was not aware of Rabbi Listfield's tenure; thank you for adding that source. Yoninah (talk) 08:44, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

prep 1 > queue1?Edit

I've been through the hooks/articles, ready to move to queue if you aren't still using prep 1! No hurry, though. --valereee (talk) 19:01, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

@Valereee: fine with me. Prep 2 can move to queue too! Yoninah (talk) 20:07, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

Rats and helicoptersEdit

Hi, Yoninah. I had looked at Prep 1 earlier, and thought that the dog who could kill 200 rats per hour was a terrible (or would that be terrierible?) quirky choice, and that the photo of the White House lawn was an uninteresting image to use for the stolen helicopter story. When I checked back, I saw that you'd taken care of both of these. So, I just thought I'd stop by and thank you for those, as well as everything else you do around DYK. All of your hard work is appreciated. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 09:17, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

@Mandarax: why, thank you! I hope, though, that Tiny the Wonder will remain in the image slot in this day of animal rights :) Yoninah (talk) 10:34, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

Can you Help?Edit

Greetings, Yoninah. You helped me years ago with an article and I wondered if you could look at another one I'm just finishing up.Trouver (talk)

@Trouver: I'll try. Could you send me a link? Yoninah (talk) 23:01, 13 July 2019 (UTC)

Episcia cupreataEdit

Sorry for any trouble with my bad wording of the hook and forgetting to add pictured. Thanks for promoting and fixing. SL93 (talk) 00:15, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

@SL93: thanks. Does it look all right to you now? Yoninah (talk) 00:27, 14 July 2019 (UTC)
It does. SL93 (talk) 00:27, 14 July 2019 (UTC)
@SL93: great, thanks. Yoninah (talk) 00:28, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

thank you!Edit

Yoninah, thank you for your help with my DYK nomination for the Janet Lee Stevens page. It finally made it onto there! CallMeBarcode (talk) 00:42, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

Dollar Bar song – 6pm Wayne and ShusterEdit

I came across this amusing bit:

It seems to be an Australian indie band's look at nostalgic TV from the 1980s (when W&S was syndicated internationally). W&S features strongly with the RTBOMT title and catchphrase in the chorus. There's media coverage of the album at Not sure if this is notable enough for inclusion. Reidgreg (talk) 07:37, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

Discussion at Template:Did you know nominations/Bladimir LugoEdit

  You are invited to join the discussion at Template:Did you know nominations/Bladimir Lugo. I already commented on this 3 days ago. cyrfaw (talk) 09:39, 18 July 2019 (UTC)


I began work on Psalm 8, - take your time, too long to be expanded 5* anyway. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:11, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

Other topic, but trying to spare you another thread. Hallo Ü-Wagen. The original hook talked about the participation of several groups, - and was found too verbose. I had hoped the image, of a women talking seriously to children, would transport the character of the program, for which the word "show" seems somehow misleading. Sure, you don't see every detail on the pic in stamp size, but outdoors, easy-going and communication. Please consider. The hook is ALT9, - I don't want to reopen that can of wording.--Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:06, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

@Gerda Arendt: OK, done.
Thanks for your extreme patience on the Psalms articles. I am in the thick of editing several books this month and really don't have the head for anything other than DYK promotions right now. Yoninah (talk) 22:18, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, and if I learned one thing here it's patience ;) - The article on Psalm 8 is long, so no DYK anyway. Just the Hebrew text would be an improvement, - or some day teach me to do it. Psalm 9 tomorrow for me, bedtime now. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:23, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
Psalm 10 today. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:03, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

That time the President delayed signing the bill until the lobbyist's baby was deliveredEdit

Yoninah, I was putting up an article when I found this delightful detail" President Ford delayed the signing ceremony for the Jackson–Vanik amendment because Mark E. Talisman's wife was in labour, Ford postponed the signing ceremony until the baby was safely delivered. If you choose to do an AfD; I'll upgrade the article. Best, E.M.Gregory (talk) 01:59, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

  • I will also at some point do a major upgrade to Precious Legacy (where I first heard of Talisman,), but I could do it this week - if it intrigues you.E.M.Gregory (talk) 02:07, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
@E.M.Gregory: do you mean you want me to nominate these articles for DYK? I'll be happy to do so in a few days. I'm very busy with outside work now, so I don't think I'll have time to do research for these articles this week. Best, Yoninah (talk) 11:21, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
Yes,please. If/when you have time and are so inclined. E.M.Gregory (talk) 11:23, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
Upgraded Precious Legacy, don't know it it's DYK material. Entirely up to you.E.M.Gregory (talk) 15:11, 23 July 2019 (UTC)
@E.M.Gregory: yes, it is. Could you please provide the wording from the offline source which verifies this sentence: In its seven weeks at the Smithsonian, the exhibit was seen by 110,000 visitors, breaking the museum's record for visitors to a special exhibit. Also, do you have any sources that report overall visitor totals to the exhibit? I think that's important. Yoninah (talk) 21:12, 24 July 2019 (UTC)
"The show had drawn more than 550,000 viewers to museums from Manhattan to San Diego."[1] (added to page) along with "blockbuster" word from the sentence "The blockbuster exhibition of Nazi-confiscated Judaic treasures...."E.M.Gregory (talk) 11:55, 25 July 2019 (UTC)
"The display has drawn record-breaking, emotional crowds on the East Coast where it opened at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington and reportedly drew 110,000 people in seven weeks."[2] E.M.Gregory (talk) 12:01, 25 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Just pointing out the the National Gallery and the Smithsonian are separate institutions that share a Mall.
  • (Jewish exhibits set records for attendance at 2 museums

Polakoff, Joseph. The New York Jewish Week (1973-1985), Manhattan edition; New York, N.Y. [New York, N.Y]27 Jan 1984: 27. ): " WASHINGTON -- Attendance records at two Washington museums have been shattered by exhibitions of ancient Torah scrolls and their adornments, synagogue furnishings, books, paintings, children's drawings, and violins that the Nazis had seized in central Europe for their intended ridicule of Jews as "an extinct race."

"The Precious Legacy: Judaic Treasures from the Czechoslovak State Collections" attracted more than 110,000 viewers between Nov. 9 and Jan. 1 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. That is the largest number to visit an exhibition there since that building opened in 1917. The exhibit closed on New Year's Day but will be shown in six other U.S. cities in 1984-85.

At the B'nai B'rith Museum, a companion exhibit from the collection entitled "Image and Reality; Jewish Life in Terezin" that features children's drawings from the infamous concentration camp was reported as drawing about 14,000 persons in the same period. The exhibit there will continue until April 1. The objects in the two exhibits are being shown in the United States for the first time.

Debrah Collier, National Museum security coordinator for "The Precious Legacy," said in an interview that crowd control regulations were invoked from its start; limiting attendance officially at 256 at any one time in the exhibition rooms to allow for better viewing. But, she said, the number was allowed to rise to at least a hundred more "without a safety hazard" when the crowds were largest.

Preliminary figures indicated the exhibition's daily average for its 53 days (the Smithsonian closed on Christmas Day) was 2,074.

"There were no incidents of any kind," Collier said. "Everybody was very orderly."

However, neither the total figure nor the daily average attendance for the "Legacy" reached the numbers that visited exhibits over the years at the National Gallery of Art here. The highest daily average at the gallery was for the Mona Lisa. It averaged 20,741 in 25 days in January and February 1963.

"The Precious Legacy" will be shown in Miami Beach Jan. 23-March 18; at the Jewish Museum in New York City April 15-August 26; San Diego, Sept. 22-Nov. 11; Detroit, March 12-May 15, 1985, and Hartford, Conn., June 3-July 29, 1985. "

  • Counts may vary:
  • Show has some 350 objects from the Prague collection

SALEM ALATON. The Globe and Mail; Toronto, Ont. [Toronto, Ont]26 Apr 1985: n/a. "From Sept. 14 to Nov. 24, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto will present The Precious Legacy: Judaic Treasures from the Czechoslovak State Collections. The exhibit features more than 350 objects from the Prague holdings, which today comprise 150,000 artifacts ranging from silver Torah shields, synagogue clocks and Hebrew prayerbooks to tablecloths, coffee grinders and confiscated wedding rings."

  • A rich but painful legacy: Hartford exhibit is a celebration of 1,000 years of Jewish life in Czechoslovakia

Anita Diamant Special to The Globe. Boston Globe (1960-1988); Boston, Mass. [Boston, Mass]10 June 1985: 25. "Since a 1968 visit to Prague when Talisman discovered teh world's largest collection of Judaica - some 150,000 books, manuscripts ad objects hoses in the State Jewish Museum..."

  • Precious legacy | Artifacts of a doomed generation survive as a memorial to life: [1,2,3 Edition]

Jennings, Jan. The Tribune; San Diego, Calif. [San Diego, Calif]22 Aug 1984: D-1. "will be more than 350 artifacts from among the 140,000 in the collection of the..."

  • 'Legacy' chronicles a monumental tragedy; Out of anguish and suffering of Second World War Czech Jewry comes a vast treasure: [FINAL Edition]

by Lawrence Sabbath Special to the Gazette. The Gazette; Montreal, Que. [Montreal, Que]04 May 1985: I9. "Judging by the handsome book- catalogue with its 288 pages of factual text and generous illustrations in color and black- and- white, the collection of 350 items is a superb representation of the 140,000 works which make up the treasure trove of the State Jewish Museum."

Yoninah, there are more news reports, about evenly split between 140,000 and 150,000. 13:09, 25 July 2019 (UTC)

@E.M.Gregory: We're going for GA! I just nominated it. If a question comes up on the review that I can't answer, I hope you can help with your offline sources. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 20:16, 1 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Wow! And, yes, absolutely available to help - although I will have limited web access for the last 2 weeks of August because summer. Other than that, whatever I can do to help. E.M.Gregory (talk) 20:29, 1 August 2019 (UTC)
  • @E.M.Gregory: thanks! Don't worry, it won't happen in 2 weeks. My last GA waited 10 months for a review... Yoninah (talk) 21:04, 1 August 2019 (UTC)
  1. ^ Damsker, Matt (14 August 1995). "40,000 Viewed Atheneum's 'Precious Legacy'". Hartford Courant.
  2. ^ Damsker, Matt (19 September 1984). "Heart of Czech Jewry Makes Way to S.D. How Did the Museum of Art Beat L.A. for a Show of This Magnitude?". Los Angeles Times.

DYK for Mandy Moore (choreographer)Edit

 On 23 July 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Mandy Moore (choreographer), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Mandy Moore choreographed La La Land's opening number using 30 dancers, 100 extras, and 60 cars stuck in traffic on a Los Angeles freeway? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Mandy Moore (choreographer). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Mandy Moore (choreographer)), 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) 00:01, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Special occasion hookEdit

I noticed the special occasion hook slot in prep 1, but I was wondering if you think Template:Did you know nominations/National Peasants' Party should have the image slot now that the copyright tag has been taken care of. SL93 (talk) 23:40, 25 July 2019 (UTC)

@SL93: thanks for letting me know. I juggled around some prep sets to accommodate it. BTW perhaps you didn't realize that you added a third political hook to this set? I moved it to a different set. Best, Yoninah (talk) 00:04, 26 July 2019 (UTC)
I was looking for other media articles in the set since it was a film. I wasn't thinking of what the film was based around. SL93 (talk) 00:06, 26 July 2019 (UTC)
@SL93: No prob. I'll try to add a few more lighter hooks to the set. Yoninah (talk) 00:07, 26 July 2019 (UTC)
I understand your point about first woman to do something and I went back to change a hook that I nominated a few hours ago. I appreciate your help with DYK. SL93 (talk) 00:35, 26 July 2019 (UTC)
@SL93: That sounds great, thanks! I hope you'll see the difference in your pageviews. Yoninah (talk) 00:37, 26 July 2019 (UTC)

Nomination of Solomon Eliezer Alfandari for deletionEdit


A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Solomon Eliezer Alfandari is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Solomon Eliezer Alfandari until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Tyw7 (🗣️ Talk) — If (reply) then (ping me) 15:15, 26 July 2019 (UTC)

Wayne and ShusterEdit

Thank you. Just ... thank you ... for taking them to DYK. In a perfect universe, somewhere would be an existing video of "Rinse the Blood Off My Toga" suitable for a lead DYK hook. They were so much silly fun to watch. Decades later, I had a friend who named their pets Wayne and Shuster. When the animal Wayne died, they got a pet named Simon. — Maile (talk) 13:55, 27 July 2019 (UTC)

@Maile66: thanks! Actually, I'd never heard of them before Reidgreg's nomination of Canadian comedians with a picture of them. I watched the videos and found them hysterically funny for us "literate" people. Best, Yoninah (talk) 21:04, 27 July 2019 (UTC)
I've had great fun writing about comedy (especially after the first two big articles I wrote, on a mass shooting and a serial killer). BTW, List of Canadian comedians is in prep 2, so maybe on the main page for the 29th. – Reidgreg (talk) 22:18, 27 July 2019 (UTC)
Somebody moved it to Prep 3. There are some on that list I didn't know were Canadian. A true story about Strange Brew. I first saw the movie at a university theater in Texas, filled to capacity with mostly-male students who were fans of SCTV. Besides which, the radio stations in Texas kept running the Bob and Doug McKenzie routines. They were very, very popular in Texas. My companion was a visiting Canadian woman in their age group, who had never seen the SCTV stuff. And every time someone on the screen ended a sentence with, "Eh?", the audience would explode in laughter. My companion didn't get the humor in the movie, and didn't know why the audience thought the hoser jokes and "Eh?" were particularly funny. Eh?— Maile (talk) 02:00, 28 July 2019 (UTC)
Wayne and Shuster are probably the most successful pair/partnership of Canadian comedians, and Bob & Doug the most recognized pair of Canadian comic characters. Maybe next year, I'd like to do a DYK on them. My favourite take on the Canadian eh is that it's a consensus-builder. The theory is that Canadians are too modest to force an opinion on another person, so they subconsciously add an "eh?" on the end to make it a question and invite agreement. BTW, feel free to jump in at Wikipedia talk:Did you know#Prep 3 where the hook for the list is under discussion. – Reidgreg (talk) 16:19, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

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Johann MünzbergEdit

If we don't show the bridge, don't you think we should add place and/or date? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:17, 30 July 2019 (UTC)

@Gerda Arendt: I don't think saying the bridge was built in 1855 adds anything to the hookiness. Since Münzberg is the bolded subject, I could add "...that 19th-century industrialist Johann Münzberg ..." Yoninah (talk) 22:21, 30 July 2019 (UTC)
I don't know, not enthusiastic about a full century ;) - I thought an image would say more than many words. The hook doesn't tell that at the time, such a bridge over a major river was quite an undertaking. Without image, the only thing which could tell that it's something special is the name, no? Could we say "over the Elbe" which readers may be known from Dresden and Hamburg? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:30, 30 July 2019 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: Sure. Yoninah (talk) 22:31, 30 July 2019 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/David Cooper (abolitionist)Edit

Yoninah, I've just moved this nomination, which you pulled from prep, to the Nominations page, since noms pulled from prep are by definition no longer approved and shouldn't be placed on the Approved page. Once they again attain a tick, the bot will move them back. Every once in a while I move previous approved noms back to the Nominations page if they've run into issues that should prevent promotion. Thanks for all you do keeping the nominations and preps going. BlueMoonset (talk) 15:39, 2 August 2019 (UTC)

@BlueMoonset: OK, thanks. Yoninah (talk) 15:46, 2 August 2019 (UTC)


Are you still online? Gatoclass (talk) 17:06, 4 August 2019 (UTC)

@Gatoclass: yes. Yoninah (talk) 17:14, 4 August 2019 (UTC)

DYK Yifat BittonEdit

Thanks so much for improving the nomination and shepherding it through the proccess. I've been busy with a new summer job so I wasn't on top of it. Thanks again! Hydromania (talk) 17:54, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

Muhammad ibn Rushayd at prep 2Edit

Well done including Muhammad ibn Rushayd in prep 2. I'm not sure if it's your intention or just coincidence, but I just realized the hook talks about pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj), and 11 August is one of the Hajj days this year [1] so it's a nice date for this hook  . HaEr48 (talk) 12:47, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

@HaEr48: nice coincidence! And you wrote a nice article, thanks. Yoninah (talk) 15:24, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

DYK opinionEdit

The reviewer of Template:Did you know nominations/Dardanus deformis (currently in prep 2) stated that they thought the image wasn't clear. I personally disagree, but I'm seeing if you agree with that opinion and think it shouldn't have the image slot. SL93 (talk) 22:15, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

@SL93: yeah, I kinda agree. I'll move it out. Yoninah (talk) 22:21, 8 August 2019 (UTC)
OK. That's fine. Thank you. SL93 (talk) 22:22, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

Warming stripes hookEdit

Hey, Yoninah! Back home now and able to give a chunk of time today so I'm starting to review stuff in queue, and I saw this hook is in a non-image slot in Queue 1. As nom I'm involved, but I was wondering if you'd be willing to use this in a later image slot? I thought it was a hook that particularly needed its image since it's about data visualization. No big deal if you just don't want it in an image slot, but I thought I'd ask. --valereee (talk) 12:33, 11 August 2019 (UTC)

@Valereee: I thought the image was good but the hook was terribly repetitive ("global"..."global"..."warming"..."warming"..."stripes"..."stripes"). As you can see, I edited the hook a bit. If you're okay with the piped link in the hook, you could move it to Prep 5 now with the image. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 12:37, 11 August 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, I'm going to ask Cwmhiraeth, too, since she originally promoted it! --valereee (talk) 12:45, 11 August 2019 (UTC)

Song title in Floy Little BartlettEdit

Do you have a reference to support changing "of" to "O'"? I reverted a previous edit that made the same change, and I noted on the article's talk page that the source in the citation has "of" in the title. If you have a source that supports the change, I think it should be cited in the article. Eddie Blick (talk) 02:09, 13 August 2019 (UTC)

I originally changed it because the image of the sheet music cover clearly has "O'". The Thematic Cue Sheet PDF (reference 9) clearly has it as well. SL93 (talk) 06:17, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
@Teblick: I also saw the song title clearly written this way in the sheet music. Yoninah (talk) 09:17, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
I understand those reasons for making the change, but my concern still remains: Doesn't the article need a citation to support the change? Your explanations sound good, and I don't oppose the change itself, but without an additional citation, it appears arbitrary, because it varies from the content of the original citation. Eddie Blick (talk) 12:52, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
@Teblick: How about the Oxford Handbook of Music and Disability Studies? Yoninah (talk) 13:14, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
That sounds good. Thanks! Eddie Blick (talk) 20:22, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
@Teblick: I added the cite to the article. Yoninah (talk) 21:20, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! I appreciate your help. Eddie Blick (talk) 23:42, 13 August 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Teamwork Barnstar
Thank you very much for helping improve Witch-hunts in Nepal during the DYK process. The article was featured on the main page yesterday and got almost 10,000 views! And I learned a lot from your edits, as well. Usedtobecool   18:12, 13 August 2019 (UTC)

DYK nom problemEdit

I'm not sure who to address, but assuming you're an administrator, but since you have tons of DYK experience, you're it. :-)   I just created the Template:Did you know nominations/Joseph Labarge, but when I listed it on the nomination page, under August 10, it appears as a red link. After purging the page and other efforts it still appears as a red link in the listing. When I created and saved the nomination everything seemed to be okay. Any ideas? Any help would be greatly appreciated. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 19:19, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

Okay, I simply 'recreated' the template and everything seems to be okay in the nomination listing. Can't figure why it didn't work the first time. Best, -- Gwillhickers (talk) 19:38, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
@Gwillhickers: Glad it worked out. For technical questions, I usually ask Mandarax. Best, Yoninah (talk) 20:09, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for your confidence in me, Yoninah. As for the redlink, Gwillhickers, the first template used "Labarge" with a lower case "b". The "recreated" one has an upper case "B", which is how it was listed on the nominations page. I've patched the new one to use the correct capitalization for all of the template parameters, and listed the old one for deletion. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 23:42, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
@Mandarax: (urgh!) Many thanx to you and Yoninah. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 00:14, 15 August 2019 (UTC)


I may have a language proplem. If a choir is divided in four voices, would you say "among four voices"? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:28, 15 August 2019 (UTC)

@Gerda Arendt: Yes. It's not a math equation, dividing a pizza into eight pieces. A choir (people) are divided among four voices. Yoninah (talk) 22:57, 15 August 2019 (UTC)
Our article Divisi says "divided into", and it is math, no? You have, let's says, 50 people, and divide them into 20 voices (some of 2, some of 3 people), no? - Any example for "among"? - Bedtime. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:09, 15 August 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Mark E. TalismanEdit

 On 16 August 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Mark E. Talisman, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that President Gerald Ford delayed the signing ceremony for the 1974 Jackson–Vanik amendment because Mark E. Talisman's wife was in labor? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Mark E. Talisman. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Mark E. Talisman), 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, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

Another missing-person DYK nom of mineEdit

This time it's Disappearance of Toni Sharpless (article here). I'm shooting for next Friday, the 10th anniversary date. I actually nominated it a few days ago, but no one's bitten, so I thought you might be able to take a look. Daniel Case (talk) 02:16, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

Question about image in DYK nominationEdit

The reviewer of Template:Did you know nominations/Slender glass lizard suggested that I add the image to my DYK nomination, but I don't know if there is a way to format it how it would have been if I originally nominated it with the image. SL93 (talk) 19:23, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

@SL93: the image is correctly formatted. It doesn't matter if it's in the middle of the nomination. Just add "(pictured)" to the hooks you want and the promoter will decide whether or not to use the image. Yoninah (talk) 19:26, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
Now I see that it is. I guess I was confused because it wasn't placed on top. Also thank you for the hook clarification. SL93 (talk) 19:28, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

DYK for A Shakespearean Baseball GameEdit

 On 21 August 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article A Shakespearean Baseball Game, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Wayne and Shuster poked fun at Canada's Stratford Festival with a skit about a baseball game where the manager, players, and umpires all speak in Shakespearean verse? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/A Shakespearean Baseball Game. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, A Shakespearean Baseball Game), 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, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Bladimir LugoEdit

Yoninah, were you planning to return to this nomination, or should I put out a call for a new reviewer? Please let me know if the latter. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 15:20, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

@BlueMoonset: yes, if you could have someone else review Kingsif's additions, I'd appreciate it. Yoninah (talk) 19:43, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

100,000th edit!Edit

  100,000th edit award
Let me be the first to congratulate you on your 100,000th edit! You are now entitled to place the 100,000 Edit Star on your bling page! or you could choose to display the {{User 100,000 edits}} user box. Or both! Thanks for all your work at the 'pedia! Cheers. - MarnetteD|Talk 04:20, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

DYK Nomination requests for: Samuel Adler (composer) and/or Seventh Army Symphony OrchestraEdit

DYK Nomination Request: Samuel Adler (composer) and/or Seventh Army Symphony OrchestraEdit

Ciao Yoninah: It is always a pleasure to learn something new on Wikipedia's "Did You Know" column. BRAVO to for your inspired efforts to enlighten the world! Perhaps if you have extra time you might consider nominating the articles Samuel Adler (composer) and/or Seventh Army Symphony Orchestra for inclusion in the column sometime in the future.

Adler is one of America's leading 20th century composers. He was a Jewish immigrant from Nazi Germany who escaped the Holocaust and was drafted into the U.S. Army immediately after completing his graduate studies at Harvard University with Aaron Copland. Upon returning to his native Germany in 1952 as a Corporal in the Army, he found his homeland in ruins and convinced his superior officers to establish the Seventh Army Symphony Orchestra in an effort to support America's cultural diplomacy initiatives through Europe in the post World War II era. The orchestra is the only symphonic ensemble ever established within the U. S. Army. Its instrumentalists were all active members of the Army who were also professionally educated musicians of the highest caliber. Their mission was not to wage war, however, but to promote international peace through shared cultural interactions between nations as some of America's first "cultural ambassadors" .

One possible "hook" into theses articles might be:

1) Did you know that the American composer Samuel Adler founded the Seventh Army Symphony Orchestra to support cultural diplomacy after World war II? Or perhaps more suitably... 2) Did you know that the Seventh Army Symphony Orchestra was founded by the American composer Samuel Adler to further cultural diplomacy after World War II ?

These are merely a few possibilities. As a highly experienced editor, I'm certain that you can think of additional possibilities which might be more suitable. Feel free to use your imaginations! Thanks again for your kind consideration and best wishes for your continued success on Wikipedia. Ciao! 2620:65:8000:A203:AD18:1901:87DF:68F7 (talk) 17:42, 24 August 2019 (UTC)GCU

@2620:65:8000:A203:AD18:1901:87DF:68F7: Is there some reason why you're not logging in and choosing a username, in which case you could nominate these articles yourself? You seem to be a pretty good writer and hook writer. Best, Yoninah (talk) 17:44, 24 August 2019 (UTC)

Edit conflictEdit

It appears that we edit conflicted when each of us moved one hook over to another prep. SL93 (talk) 00:32, 25 August 2019 (UTC)

@SL93: OK, I reversed your move. BTW we should really be spreading out these American historian hooks so they won't run on the same day. I'll move the person image along further. Yoninah (talk) 00:36, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
Sorry. I temporarily forgot that we were at 2 sets a day still. SL93 (talk) 00:38, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
I was thinking that maybe the hook for Alina Morse in prep 5 should say teenage instead of teen. I was going to change it, but I don't want to step on any toes. SL93 (talk) 00:44, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
(ec)@SL93: you can certainly tweak hooks and also articles that you promote to bring them in line with what you think is proper editorial policy. But the word before "CEO" is going to be an adjective, so you'd write "teenage". Best, Yoninah (talk) 00:48, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
It was a typo. I will change it in the prep. SL93 (talk) 00:49, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for all of your help with DYK. SL93 (talk) 00:52, 25 August 2019 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/1st Canadian Comedy AwardsEdit

Yoninah, can you return to this review and see if you can answer the question? It would be nice to get this moving again, and ultimately close out the nomination. Many thanks.

PS: Congratulations on your 100,000th edit! That's amazing! BlueMoonset (talk) 18:51, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Psalm 150Edit

 On 27 August 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Psalm 150, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the ancient Jewish text of Perek Shirah asserts that spiders and rats praise God using verses from Psalm 150? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Psalm 150. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Psalm 150), 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, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

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In appreciationEdit

  The DYK Barnstar
By the authority vested in me by myself it gives me great pleasure to present you with this barnstar in recognition of the endless, selfless work you put into keeping the DYK process working. It is appreciated. Gog the Mild (talk) 18:13, 28 August 2019 (UTC)
Why, thank you, Gog the Mild, that's very kind. And I think I should award you the "Long-Suffering Barnstar" for your incredible patience in waiting to see your hook on DYK even after it passed FA! Best, Yoninah (talk) 19:53, 28 August 2019 (UTC)
You are most welcome. And that is not (intended as) a platitude. No worries; I understand that DYK has strict quality control procedures   . Gog the Mild (talk) 19:58, 28 August 2019 (UTC)
@Gog the Mild: actually, we have an incredible backlog. You're lucky to see your DYK promoted within 2 months of nominating it. And you were really lucky to have your FA promoted in record time! Yoninah (talk) 20:00, 28 August 2019 (UTC)
Well yes, my comments were slightly tongue in cheek. I have just reviewed three DYK noms to help out. Being (relatively) new to FAC I am probably gaining an entirely incorrect impression. My first nomination was 23.10.18, Black Prince's chevauchée of 1355 was my thirteenth pass on 19.8.19. Ie, an average of 23 days each. I keep getting told that this is due to average out   . Gog the Mild (talk) 20:19, 28 August 2019 (UTC)
  The Copyeditor's Barnstar
Thank you for the help on Arizona Miner and all your DYK work in general. MB 23:05, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

DYK for The Precious LegacyEdit

 On 29 August 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article The Precious Legacy, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that an exhibit of Czech Jewish art and ritual objects confiscated by the Nazis for a planned "Museum of the Extinct Race" was seen by more than half a million people on its U.S. tour? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, The Precious Legacy), 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) 00:04, 29 August 2019 (UTC)

promoting prepsEdit

Hey, Yoninah! I've been unsure recently whether or not a prep was ready to promote to queue. I don't like to promote if a prep has been worked on in the past twelve hours, as I figure people are still shuffling. And I don't want to promote when there's only one prep that is full and all the others still have one or more empty slots. What should I be looking for when deciding whether a prep is ready to be promoted? --valereee (talk) 01:20, 29 August 2019 (UTC)

@Valereee: I've been trying to fill prep sets more quickly as two a day are being put up on the main page. If you see one or two filled prep sets with half-filled ones below them, go ahead and promote the filled prep sets. I think 12 hours is too much time to delay. Right now preps 3 and 4 are ready to go! Yoninah (talk) 02:07, 29 August 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Rinse the Blood Off My TogaEdit

 On 30 August 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Rinse the Blood Off My Toga, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Wayne and Shuster's comedy sketch "Rinse the Blood Off My Toga" recasts Shakespeare's Julius Caesar as a detective story? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Rinse the Blood Off My Toga. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Rinse the Blood Off My Toga), 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, 30 August 2019 (UTC)


Hi, what's DYK really like these days? A few people I know stopped bothering with it because they got sick of petty reviewers and articles always being stalled. I have been improving a few articles of late which I think should really be DYKs but I I didn't want to start doing it again and having to deal with difficult people.♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:51, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

@Dr. Blofeld: Hi, you didn't retire? It's great to have you back! The temperature meter at DYK has been on a low burner lately. Some promoted hooks are discussed at WT:DYK and then altered in prep. There isn't so much pulling lately, and I haven't seen snide remarks at WT:DYK in a while. Hooks are moving along slowly, though, as we have a big backlog. You know what? I would be happy to nominate your DYKs for you; I have a backlog of QPQ reviews. Then, if something is questioned, you could chime in with answers. As long as the hook fact is solidly sourced and the article is well-written, there shouldn't be problems. Best, Yoninah (talk) 17:58, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
I was going to chime in that there really aren't a lot of difficult people at DYK right now, but then I remembered that if you don't think your group has an asshole, you're probably the asshole. --valereee (talk) 15:47, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Lebanon women's national football teamEdit

Yoninah, there has been a response to your concerns here; can you return to get the review moving again? If you'd rather that the original reviewer be pinged, or someone other than yourself, please just let me know. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 23:32, 31 August 2019 (UTC)


Thanks for reviewing Enter the Anime and other old DYK nominations. SL93 (talk) 01:16, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/David Morgan (pilot)Edit

Hi I just saw the promotion of the above, thanks but please do not change to most decorated because this is an error in the source. The subject received a DSC and the South Atlantic medal as did at least a half-dozen other pilots including Sharkey Ward. Just because it is in a reliable source doesn't make it true! i shall revert you edit on the article page. Cheers. --Dom from Paris (talk) 13:17, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

I've just checked and Sharkey Ward received the Air Force Cross in 1982 as well making him more decorated than Morgan. Dom from Paris (talk) 13:52, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

request for help with DYKEdit

can you please help me with my DYK nomination? it is under September 8th. thanks! --Sm8900 (talk) 01:09, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

never mind, it has been fixed. --Sm8900 (talk) 01:41, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

Chaim TopolEdit

But the article used mdy long before I edited it... GiantSnowman 13:20, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

@GiantSnowman: Oh, I see. So can we change it? Yoninah (talk) 13:58, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
Not according to WP:DATERET, which says we maintain the established date format - and see also MOS:DATETIES which says Israeli-related articles use either date format. GiantSnowman 14:00, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

Another DYK request to expediteEdit


This time it's the nom for The woman who made up her mind, that somewhat controversial anti-Scottish independence ad, which I'm hoping to have on the Main Page next Wednesday, the fifth anniversary of the referendum. Do you think you could take a look? Daniel Case (talk) 19:17, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

Per my response to your suggestion at the nom, I have finally added a video clip to the article. Take a look! Daniel Case (talk) 05:24, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
@Daniel Case: thank you, that's great! And right in time for the main page appearance! Best, Yoninah (talk) 10:23, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

Thank you for the hook that you suggested for Mary Welch. It reached 3,388 views while on the main page. I do wish that DYK was back to once a day though. SL93 (talk) 03:39, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

@SL93: me too. If it were once a day, the pageviews would be double. But that's still very impressive! Yoninah (talk) 09:00, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Pholiota squarrosoidesEdit

I could be wrong, but I have a feeling that my hook at Template:Did you know nominations/Pholiota squarrosoides is being skipped over since its approval a month ago because the hook isn't that great. I also don't think that Cwmhiraeth can promote it because she expanded the description section. There are other hooks that I can use so I'm just checking. I could be wrong, and likely am. SL93 (talk) 03:45, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

@SL93: Older image hooks are being delayed because we are following a rotation for people/buildings/nature/paintings/graphs etc. But yes, I came by to promote it yesterday and didn't think the hook is so great. I could promote it to a non-image slot, but I think the image is good. Yoninah (talk) 09:17, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
Would you rather have me suggest alts and see if an editor such as the original reviewer can approve them? SL93 (talk) 15:32, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
I added two alts. I would really appreciate your help as one of the few people who will promote hooks. SL93 (talk) 21:56, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for your help. This isn’t related to Wikipedia, but getting this taken care of has somewhat helped my IRL depression. I don’t get depressed about Wikipedia and it’s one of the things that helps me feel sane. Sorry for rambling. SL93 (talk) 23:28, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

@SL93: glad to be of help. I actually do get depressed about the ownership issues at DYK and take a break from it every now and then. Yoninah (talk) 23:30, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
@SL93: I think it would be appropriate to add a mention of Pholiota squarrosoides and its effects to the two tree articles. Yoninah (talk) 02:10, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
I will before I go to sleep tonight. Thanks for the suggestion. SL93 (talk) 02:14, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
It's done now. SL93 (talk) 02:34, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Salomon KlassEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Salomon Klass 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! SusunW (talk) 17:00, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Precious LegacyEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article The Precious Legacy you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Casliber -- Casliber (talk) 04:21, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Blessing in disguise (idiom)Edit

You know what I am going to say - image - American civil war - etc etc. Philafrenzy (talk) 07:35, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

@Philafrenzy: yes, I was expecting your ping. I just thought the image was too busy at thumbnail size, and I felt the hook makes a great quirky. Unfortunately, things are moving so fast with two prep sets a day that it's already locked away in the queue. Looking forward to see if my hunch plays out in pageviews. Best, Yoninah (talk) 14:52, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
Sorry for barging in, but have you heard anything about us possibly going back to one set soon? SL93 (talk) 15:07, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Precious LegacyEdit

The article The Precious Legacy you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold  . The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:The Precious Legacy for issues which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Casliber -- Casliber (talk) 05:22, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Precious LegacyEdit

The article The Precious Legacy you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:The Precious Legacy for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Casliber -- Casliber (talk) 06:02, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

September 2019Edit

  Your addition to Psalm 23 has been removed in whole or in part, as it appears to have added copyrighted material to Wikipedia without evidence of permission from the copyright holder. If you are the copyright holder, please read Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials for more information on uploading your material to Wikipedia. For legal reasons, Wikipedia cannot accept copyrighted material, including text or images from print publications or from other websites, without an appropriate and verifiable license. All such contributions will be deleted. You may use external websites or publications as a source of information, but not as a source of content, such as sentences or images—you must write using your own words. Wikipedia takes copyright very seriously and persistent violators of our copyright policy will be blocked from editing. See Wikipedia:Copying text from other sources for more information. Elizium23 (talk) 20:24, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

(watching:) see your talk page: the palms are some thousands of years old, and need a translation. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:36, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
KJV is public-domain; Judaica Press's English translation is copyrighted. Elizium23 (talk) 20:42, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
Has Judaica Press text been reproduced on every single one of the 150 Psalms pages? Seriously? Elizium23 (talk) 20:47, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
@Elizium23: It will be. It's not Judaica Press, it's copyright to Yoninah (talk) 20:48, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
The pseudo-advert graphics on claim "English translation copyright Judaica Press". Elizium23 (talk) 20:49, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
Gerda, I'm wondering if we should do that 3-column translation that was done on one of the psalms recently. We could have the Hebrew original, Latin translation, and KJV English all together. Unless Elizium23 will question where the Latin comes from. Yoninah (talk) 20:51, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
I think we should not, because the English translation of the Hebrew is different from the English translation of the Latin, and the KJV. The slight differences of three versions are helpful to our readers, I'd think. - Sometimes the difference begins with with verse numbering. I also think that a 3-column-table of prose is hard to read on mobile devices. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:58, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
Gerda, I agree with you. So what do we do about the English? Yoninah (talk) 21:03, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

First thing: not discuss this in three threads. Can we copy the discussion to Talk:Psalm 23? Or some other central location? Contact the copyright-holder for permission? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:09, 16 September 2019 (UTC)


I couldn’t have fixed it even if I wanted to because I don’t understand such language as it sounding like a chat around a coffee table. I can’t fix the carrying the whole article problem because I didn’t realize that sourcing her birth date would count as such. SL93 (talk) 20:21, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

@SL93: I meant that the article is written in a roundabout style. The Personal life section begins with her education, tells me she passed on her masters program to audition, then says that before she auditioned she answered phones. Then she starts going back further in time to talk about her childhood. This would be so much better written in chronological order: Birth, family, education, early career, acting career.
Sourcing her birthdate is not a problem. I'm referring to seeing only 2 RS for her notability: New York magazine and the A.V. Club.
Do you want me to reopen the nomination? Yoninah (talk) 20:25, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
Sure. I only withdrew it because I had trouble even understanding what you meant and it did look pretty final with the template that was used. I can’t add anymore till I get home from work though or later. SL93 (talk) 20:29, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Gara MedouarEdit

Yoninah, I just happened across this nomination, which doesn't appear to be on either the Nominations or the Approved page, so I was wondering whether this was a deliberate choice to keep it from being approved prematurely, and where it stands now (are the images still in the OTRS queue?). Please let me know—I have no plans to do anything myself, it's all yours. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 05:43, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

@BlueMoonset: thank you for letting me know. When one of the hooks was promoted, the nomination somehow disappeared from the Approved page. I have reinstated it at WP:DYKN. Yoninah (talk) 17:48, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

More psalmsEdit

My next will be Psalm 50 and Psalm 124. We could do them without any text until we find a good free translation from Hebeew. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:03, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

Glad you liked the photo for Shangri-La (house)Edit

Was surprised that anyone else was watching the article. :) I wrote to the owners of the house to see if I could get a better photograph of the front (aside from the part that borders Shangri-La drive it's only accessible from the gated private drive) but didn't get a response. I think the one I took of the other side is not bad, though.

Unrelated was looking over your user page and was curious, do you live in Denver and/or do you have thoughts on the Jewish community around Denver? Asking because I'd like more of a spiritual community in my life recently. My wife and I are Reformed. - Scarpy (talk) 19:54, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

@Scarpy: no, I live in Jerusalem, Israel. A while ago I began filling in redlinks on state women's hall of fame pages, and after I finished Maine Women's Hall of Fame, I turned to Colorado Women's Hall of Fame. Shangri-La (house) was an extension of my work on Arlene Hirschfeld's page. I'm only aware of an active Orthodox community and girls' school in Denver, but I would think you could contact Intermountain Jewish News for information about any community in the city or state. Best of luck, Yoninah (talk) 20:46, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

Marie DackeEdit

I am sorry that I didn't strike the pale "best so-and-so-hook", thinking that the dung beetles' navigation by the milkyway is so much more interesting. (Once I'm here, I'm also disappointed that Monteverdi's Vespers, an iconic work in music history, didn't get an image.) - With Psalm 50, I made a start, but a birthday article and a recent death were in the way of doing more. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:12, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

@Gerda Arendt: but the other option was struck. And the article is too short on information for a good hook. I'm surprised you didn't fail the nomination.
I just felt the image for the vespers looked smudged.
I've been very busy lately with paid work, plus I'm going to be preparing for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, this week. I don't know if I'll get to create new content. When I have a clearer head, I need to think about what we're doing with the psalms translations. As you can see at Psalm 1, leaving it without a translation opens the page up to all sorts of contributions. Yoninah (talk) 23:52, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
Sorry about the mess about the psalm translations. Did the user ever apologize to you, templating, and causing work and heartache? I seiously think we should go back to no text until we find a solution. No Hebrew, no KJV, - they are both in the external links. We could speak about translation if ncessary on a case to case basis.
Sorry about striking the wrong hook, - MY silly mistake.
I said in the nom for the Vespers that the image show no detail, but it's still the title page of the most important print of sheet music of the 17th century, and some people will not know how a print of that time looks, so can learn something new. The other images won't work, and I hate to show Monteverdi because he is decades too old for composition time on the only image we have (same as for Bach). But I won't fight. It's just that it makes going for FA not my decision but a must ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:24, 23 September 2019 (UTC)
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