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Count of DYK Hooks
Section # of Hooks # Verified
April 2 1
April 6 1
April 20 1
April 22 1
April 24 2
April 26 1
May 1 1
May 3 2
May 5 2
May 8 1
May 9 1
May 11 1
May 12 1
May 13 1
May 15 2
May 16 1
May 17 1
May 19 1
May 20 5 3
May 21 3 1
May 22 3 1
May 24 2
May 26 2 2
May 27 2 1
May 28 1 1
May 31 3
June 1 1
June 2 4 3
June 3 4 2
June 4 3 1
June 5 3 1
June 6 2 1
June 7 4 1
June 8 9 4
June 9 10 5
June 10 5 4
June 11 4 2
June 12 7 7
June 13 3 3
June 14 3 2
June 15 6 5
June 16 6 6
June 17 6 5
June 18 7 2
June 19 4 2
June 20 4 4
June 21 7 4
June 22 2 1
June 23 7 4
June 24 9 3
June 25 4 3
June 26 4 3
June 27 7 4
June 28 7 3
June 29 8 4
June 30 13 8
July 1 11 8
July 2 7 4
July 3 9 5
July 4 7 4
July 5 10 5
July 6 3 2
July 7 9 5
July 8 8 3
July 9 6 2
July 10 5 4
July 11 10 4
July 12 6 3
July 13 6 4
July 14 5 3
July 15 4 3
July 16 4 1
July 17 8 1
July 18 2
July 19 3 1
July 20 4 1
July 21 8 1
July 22 5 1
July 23 1
Total 347 171
Last updated 05:30, 23 July 2019 UTC
Current time is 05:56, 23 July 2019 UTC [refresh]

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Approved nominationsEdit

Articles created/expanded on April 24Edit

Bladimir Lugo

  • Comment: New article created on 26 April. This person is controversial during the Crisis in Venezuela.

Created by Cyfraw (talk) and Jamez42 (talk). Nominated by Cyfraw (talk) at 07:44, 30 April 2019 (UTC).

  • Hi Cyfraw - The date seems a little redundant. Expanded within time. Plenty of prose and no copyvio that I could find. Hooks seem a little questionable to me - "attacked?" It seems more like they have stormed the building. I don't know. It's a little confusing; might just need a reword. ALT1 is better, if you remove the date, and put in "promoted" for "awarded". Sources are fine though   Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 07:44, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
pinging @Cyfraw and Jamez42: in case you want to respond and get this out for the June 29 anniversary? Kingsif (talk) 13:56, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
It's better to display this DYK on June 29. Just correct the blurb correctly. --cyrfaw (talk) 21:09, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
So, like? @Lee Vilenski and Cyfraw:
Kingsif (talk) 21:19, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
Better, but should say "only moments after leading a "siege"" --cyrfaw (talk) 21:22, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Yeah, I'm a lot happier with that. I'd pass, but just check with Cyfraw before I give the tick. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 21:42, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
Yes, I'm ready with the DYK blurb. --cyrfaw (talk) 21:53, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
  Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 06:23, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
  •   Hi, I came by to promote this, but I was wondering if you read the article, @Lee Vilenski:? The grammar doesn't make sense, and I tagged several words that aren't English. In this run-on paragraph under Controversy, where does this sentence begin and end:
  • On 29 December 2016, he allegedly assaulted NTN24 journalist Rafael Hernández, hitting to his work team and banning him from entering the country's vice-presidency, when he pushed and tripped Antonieta Mendoza, mother of Leopoldo López, and again on 28 June he pushed the president of the National Assembly Julio Borges.
  • Or this run-on sentence, which seems to blame journalists for attacking journalists:
  • Tinedo Guía, the president of the National Association of Journalists (CNP), rejected the continuous aggressions against him of journalists, cameramen, and photographers who cover the Federal Legislative Palace on a daily basis given by GNB officials commanded by Lugo for what declared him persona non grata, urging the rest of the CNP section of the country to comply with this statement, calling on the competent institutions to investigate and reject irregular facts.
  • In the third paragraph under "Controversy", it's not explained why this is a controversy. Similarly, the fourth paragraph seems more like a grudge by the media than a "controversy". Wikipedia is not a court of law. The section "2017 Venezuelan National Assembly attack", starting with calling it an "attack" and the language used throughout the section, like saying journalists were "held captive", is very POV. Also, shouldn't "allegedly" be added somewhere if he wasn't convicted in a court of law? No explanation is given for why two days after the siege Lugo was suddenly promoted.
  • Finally, it's not clear why he's being called Bladimir instead of Vladimir. Yoninah (talk) 10:21, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

Hi, I was the creator of the article. First of all I will take a look at some of the grammar errors. Second, his name should be "Bladimir" instead of "Vladimir" since most Venezuelan news outlets mention "Bladimir". Also @Lee Vilenski: can help me fix these problems. --cyrfaw (talk) 10:27, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

pinging @Kingsif and Jamez42: as well --cyrfaw (talk) 10:29, 26 June 2019 (UTC)
Thank you. I notice at WT:DYK#Bladimir Lugo the comment by Cwmhiraeth that since this is a BLP, the presentation must be handled very neutrally. Yoninah (talk) 10:30, 26 June 2019 (UTC)
I'm similarly confused about the question "it's not clear why he's being called Bladimir instead of Vladimir" — because his name is Bladimir. Venezuela is full of bastardizations and hispanifications of Russian names, and 'v' is pronounced 'b' in Spanish, which may be why his parents gave him this name. A name's a name, odd that you would question it. I can help with the clean-up if needed. Kingsif (talk) 10:33, 26 June 2019 (UTC)
I noticed that in several references his name is spelled Vladimir, so I asked. Yoninah (talk) 10:37, 26 June 2019 (UTC)
Ah, I haven't exactly been through the sources - but state TV (because Youtube) uses Bladimir, and they'll have his ID card. Kingsif (talk) 10:39, 26 June 2019 (UTC)
Even if you look at the sanctions list by Panama, Canada and the US, his name is mentioned in full and as "Bladimir" not "Vladimir". --cyrfaw (talk) 10:42, 26 June 2019 (UTC)
Like this, Bladimir Humberto Lugo Armas --cyrfaw (talk) 10:43, 26 June 2019 (UTC)
The name seems plenty well sourced enough for me. Sources using Vladimir could easily be errant spelling corrections. I'll take a look at the article, but I don't think it's that bad. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 11:03, 26 June 2019 (UTC)
"Vladimir" is way more common in Spanish, like defense ministry Vladimir Padrino López. I had a similar confusion in the Spanish article, but I think I checked his legal name as well as the prevalence of the use. Bladimir is most certainly his name. --Jamez42 (talk) 17:38, 26 June 2019 (UTC)
  • I notice that some editing has been done on the article. You may want to apply at WP:GOCE for a copyeditor who is familiar with English grammar. Yoninah (talk) 20:52, 27 June 2019 (UTC)
Ok, but where running out of time to meet the article deadline for DYK. We have less than 12h away. --cyrfaw (talk) 16:23, 28 June 2019 (UTC)
Otherwise, delay the DYK posting for a few days until the article is fixed. Once it is fixed, this DYK can be posted ASAP when ready. I already requested for copy-writing here. Is that OK? --cyrfaw (talk) 22:48, 28 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Sure, that's fine. Yoninah (talk) 18:19, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

@Yoninah: @Lee Vilenski: It's been two weeks that I referred this article to the GOCE for copy edit. However, my request still remains unanswered. Any solutions to this, because where running out of time to promote this as DYK. The two year anniversary has already passed away on 29 June. What solutions are available for putting this into Main Page? --cyrfaw (talk) 08:05, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

Should we wait for it to be posted on the Main Page after copy editing is done? I already made a lot of efforts to improve the page. --cyrfaw (talk) 08:08, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
It often takes time to complete the GOCE review. From the point of view of DYK, we're in no hurry. This nomination will stay on the nomination page as long as necessary. Please let me know when the GOCE is done. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 18:17, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

@Yoninah: @Lee Vilenski: The copy edit process is now complete, as one user notified me through my talk pages. What are your thoughts for this? Is it ready for DYK or additional things are needed before proceeding? -cyrfaw (talk) 12:52, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

  First DYK article so no QPQ required
  Article created by Cyfraw on April 25, 2019 with 6742 characters (1047 words) "readable prose size"
  ALT2 Hook is interesting, short enough and sourced with Refs 12 and 13
  Hook is sourced to:
  • Ref 12 "Deputies and journalists in the AN remained "kidnapped" for more than four hours after government siege"
  • Ref 13 "The President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, decorated the night of Thursday, June 29, Colonel Bladimir Humberto Lugo Armas ... 480 soldiers of the National Armed Forces (FANB) that make up the Presidential Honor Guard received the promotion to the immediate superior degree."
  Every paragraph sourced
  Earwig @ Toolserver Copyvio Detector found no copyvio
  GTG -- Thats Just Great (talk) 20:54, 19 July 2019 (UTC)
  •   I came by to finally promote this, but ALT2 is 251 characters long which is 51 more than the maximum amount allowed. SL93 (talk) 22:37, 19 July 2019 (UTC)
  • I think ALT3 is 200 characters and ALT4 without the time frame is 185-- Thats Just Great (talk) 04:49, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Striking ALT3 for excessive length. ALT1 says he was "awarded" moments later, while ALT4 says he was "promoted" moments later. Please clarify. Actually, I would suggest deleting all the name-dropping and just stating the hook fact in brief. Let people click on your article to learn more. Yoninah (talk) 19:14, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
  • ALT5:... that Colonel Bladimir Lugo was promoted two years ago, only moments after leading a siege against the Venezuelan National Assembly president?
  • Ref 12 "Deputies and journalists in the AN remained "kidnapped" for more than four hours after government siege"
  • Ref 13 "The President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, decorated the night of Thursday, June 29, Colonel Bladimir Humberto Lugo Armas ... 480 soldiers of the National Armed Forces (FANB) that make up the Presidential Honor Guard received the promotion to the immediate superior degree."
  • Thanks, Thats Just Great. I think it could be tweaked a little to get rid of the two time references:
  • ALT5a: ... that Bladimir Lugo, colonel of the Bolivarian National Guard, was promoted moments after leading a siege against the president of the Venezuelan National Assembly?
  • But is this even hooky? We have to be careful of BLP issues, but is this the hookiest thing that can be said? My previous experience with this DYK nomination makes me think that the nominators have a POV issue to advance. Yoninah (talk) 20:06, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
  • That's quite a strong claim, I wouldn't like to think so; I also hope you appreciate my growing experience at DYK in reading the Alt proposals as just trying to make it more hooky. If you don't think it is, a read of the article brings me to other suggestions - though they are also rather 'negative' (if that is a BLP issue then perhaps the article should go, since it's largely a rap sheet of all the important things Lugo's done that he seems to have done wrong):
  • ALT6: ... that less than a month after being awarded a Venezuelan military Cross, the same nation's Public Ministry summoned Bladimir Lugo for multiple attack accusations?
  • ALT7: ... that Venezuelan general Bladimir Lugo is sanctioned by two nations for unconstitutional actions in his home country, and in another for the distinct charges of money laundering?
Kingsif (talk) 23:10, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
Those hooks are a little rough. Copyedited versions below Thats Just Great (talk) 15:22, 21 July 2019 (UTC):
  • ALT8: ... that less than a month after being awarded a Venezuelan military Cross, Venezuela's Public Ministry summoned Bladimir Lugo over accusations of multiple attacks?
  • ALT9: ... that Venezuelan general Bladimir Lugo is sanctioned by two nations for actions in Venezuela, and in another for money laundering charges?
  • Striking the BLP violations. ALT8 is okay. I'd like to look at this carefully a little later. Yoninah (talk) 16:38, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 1Edit

Louisville Sinking Fund Building

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

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

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

Articles created/expanded on May 3Edit

Articles created/expanded on May 15Edit

Bandos (horse)

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

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

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

@Horsegeek: Thank you. However, the statement "One of his most notable are Eukaliptus, who's dam was the Comet daughter, Eunice." lacks a reference. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 23:22, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5:, source has been added. Horsegeek(talk) 15:05, 24 June 2019 (UTC)Horsegeek
Thank you. @Horsegeek:. However, there has to be a footnote after the "Bandos sired 129 foals during his years in Poland, most of which went on to become champions themselves." sentence because that's the source of the main hook fact. I will approve this once this is done. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:02, 25 June 2019 (UTC)
Thank you again Narutolovehinata5 for patiently guiding me through this one. Footnotes are something I'm still quite new at, and I added one after the sentence, but I'm not completely sure what is supposed to be included in the footnote? Could you double check it to see if that is what you meant? If not, please correct my mistake and I'll do my best to fix it. :) Horsegeek(talk) 19:53, 25 June 2019 (UTC)Horsegeek
@Horsegeek: What is meant is that there needs to be a reference that confirms the fact in the sentence (i.e. the source for the information about the sires). The reference I think is actually already in the article, the reference just needs to be duplicated. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:15, 26 June 2019 (UTC)
I tried my hand at it again @Narutolovehinata5:. Is that correct? Horsegeek(talk) 02:20, 26 June 2019 (UTC)Horsegeek
  Yeah I think that should do it. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:30, 26 June 2019 (UTC)
@Horsegeek: In the article it states "Bandos sired 129 foals during his years in Poland, most of which went on to become champions themselves." but I cannot find the second part of this information in the source. Can you check please. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:48, 26 June 2019 (UTC)
@Horsegeek: Could you respond please? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:32, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
My apologizes, Cwmhiraeth. I haven't had the time to get on and do this and I'm going to be busy for a little while more, so I think it would be best if I cancelled this nomination. Thank you! Horsegeek(talk) 21:55, 14 July 2019 (UTC)Horsegeek
  •   Replacing tick as I have rephrased the paragraph I was concerned about. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:22, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
  •   Hi, I came by to promote this and started reading the article. In the lead, Bandos's father is referred to as a stud and also as "her". The second sentence under "Life and career" seems to be missing some words: He was sired by Negatiw, who was by the Skowronek son, Naseem, and out of the Polish-bred mare, Bandola. I also added a tag to two sentences; are we talking about Bandos here, or another horse? The reference section should be expanded with the publishers' names and dates of publication.
  • I'm willing to promote ALT0, but it is going to be of interest only to those who follow the Derby (at first, I thought you were referring to the Kentucky Derby). It might make a fun hook to play around with the horses' names, like:
  • ALT3: ... that The King of Janow and the Queen of Poland produced a real stud? Yoninah (talk) 19:58, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 20Edit

Elongatoolithus, Nanhsiungoolithus

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

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

John Hamon

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

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

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

Petrocoptis pseudoviscosa

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

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

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

Articles created/expanded on May 21Edit

Dioscorea chouardii

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

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

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

Articles created/expanded on May 22Edit

Die wundersame Schustersfrau

Udo Zimmermann in 2013

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

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

Humbertia madagascariensis

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

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

Articles created/expanded on May 26Edit

Tomb of Isa Khan

Tomb of Isa Khan

Created by Royroydeb (talk). Self-nominated at 17:41, 26 May 2019 (UTC).

  •   Unfortunately, I've had to strike the original hook as it's not exactly interesting to a broad audience: I don't think the Tomb of Sikandar Lodi is a household name, and I think those unfamiliar with it will be able to appreciate the hook. If possible, try proposing something that appeals even to those unfamiliar with Indian history. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:23, 27 May 2019 (UTC)
  • ALT1: ... that the inscription at the Tomb of Isa Khan claims that the tomb is an "asylum of peace"?
Of the two hooks, ALT2 probably is best for the history buffs, but ALT1 is the one that might catch the attention of most readers. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 12:06, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: Whichever you feel good. RRD (talk) 15:08, 1 June 2019 (UTC)
ALT 2, please. WBGconverse 15:27, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
  •   Full review needed now that new hooks have been proposed. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:51, 4 July 2019 (UTC)
  •   Article meets requirements, QPQ provided, no close paraphrasing found. ALT1 is the only hook that is approved; ALT2 is rejected as the sentence that discusses it does not have a citation (I presume the source used was the Ranjan Kumar Singh, as it is the citation for the part that comes after), it is grammatically incorrect, and the article itself does not mention the Sur Empire. Assuming good faith for the ALT1 source. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 12:36, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

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

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

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

Articles created/expanded on May 27Edit

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

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

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

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

Afsarwala Tomb

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • @Dharmadhyaksha: you're right, and that it is much better hook wording! Can we change the last "tomb" to "grave"? Yoninah (talk) 10:04, 5 July 2019 (UTC)
Yes! Thanks for that word. ALT2 is here. @Lee Vilenski: if you can review Alt2 then it would be great. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 10:30, 5 July 2019 (UTC)
ALT2: ... that the Afsarwala tomb (pictured) gets its name from the corrupted Persian version of the word "officer", although the identity of the officer whose grave it houses is unknown?
  • Thank you, Dharmadhyaksha, ALT2 is a great hook. Now I looked at the source to verify it, and see that the source doesn't identify the occupant of the tomb as an officer, but "the one who raised it" as an officer. Yoninah (talk) 12:45, 5 July 2019 (UTC)
Yes! You are right. However, as you earlier said, the identity problem seems to remain here. I found out another source which says the monument maybe named after the officer who is buried in it. I have also modified the article to mention both the possibilities. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 03:46, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
Any updates on this? @Yoninah, Lee Vilenski, and Royroydeb: -§§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 06:35, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
  • @Dharmadhyaksha: Thank you for your work on the article. I edited the article again for English grammar. Now we need a new hook. Do you have an idea, or should I suggest one? Has Royroydeb abandoned this nomination? Yoninah (talk) 23:13, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
  • @Yoninah: I dont have idea of any different hook. If you can suggest then please do. @Royroydeb: seems to be on-off wiki these days. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 04:36, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 28Edit

Bill Kibby

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

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

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

Articles created/expanded on June 2Edit

Assagny National Park, Erythrophleum ivorense, Lannea welwitschii

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

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

Queen parrotfish

Male queen parrotfish

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

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

Jeanne Laisné (soprano)

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

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

Articles created/expanded on June 3Edit

Sean Sherman

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

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

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

Dioryctria sylvestrella

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

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

Articles created/expanded on June 5Edit

Li Hengde

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

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

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

Articles created/expanded on June 6Edit

Echinochloa pyramidalis

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

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

Articles created/expanded on June 7Edit

Asthall barrow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Uptown Hudson Tubes

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

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

  •   Recently promoted GA, article is well-sourced, no copyvios detected, and the hooks are cited to reliable sources. I have a preference for ALT2, as it really highlights an unusual quality of the tunnels' structure, in contrast to many projects (e.g. the second avenue subway) that took many years from conception/initial construction to opening. @Epicgenius: QPQ still needed, otherwise good to go. ComplexRational (talk) 01:41, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
  •   Returning from prep for further work on the hook per discussion at WT:DYK#Prep 1, reprinted below:
Extended content

@Epicgenius, ComplexRational, and Cwmhiraeth: This hook sounds really niche and is honestly kinda hard to understand. Can something else be used as the hook instead? I know the reviewer stated their preference for this hook, but looking at the nomination again, ALT0 and to a lesser extent ALT1 actually sound more appealing to a broad audience. Another potential direction, which wasn't raised in the nomination, could be to mention that the tubes have a sharp curve to avoid demolishing basements (the specific quote is: This sharp curve, which follows the streets above it, was necessitated to avoid the demolition of preexisting basements during construction.). Thoughts? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 23:40, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

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

Articles created/expanded on June 8Edit

WBOW (1230 AM)

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

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

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

Yellow-footed honeyguide

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

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

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

Marahoué National Park


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

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

William R. Crawford Jr.

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

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

Articles created/expanded on June 9Edit

Lophira lanceolata

Created/expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 13:15, 13 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   @Cwmhiraeth:, New enough, no copyvio issues, long enough, QPQ done, sourced and cited, hook interesting and followed by a reference. Quick question...source says "on the tree"...hook says "on the leaves"...Is that ok? Whispyhistory (talk) 09:39, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
@Whispyhistory: A belated response! The source states "the tree" and I made the assumption that that meant the leaves because that is what caterpillars in general feed on. If they were feeding on the roots, trunk, branches, twigs, flowers or fruits, I think the source would have said so. Would you prefer foliage? Or we can omit leaves and just say the tree if you like, but then we might be getting into close-paraphrasing territory. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:48, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
No worry...@Cwmhiraeth:...I knew you would reply at some point. Source says "edible caterpillars are grown on the tree". You could take out "on the leaves" from the hook and leave it as "in Cameroon, edible caterpillars are cultivated on the dwarf red ironwood tree. Whispyhistory (talk) 09:12, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
OK, I have struck the original hook and substituted ALT1. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 17:16, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
 ...looks good Whispyhistory (talk) 19:17, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Han Yu (pool player)

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

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

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

Ivan Golunov

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

  •   This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. No QPQ needed here. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:10, 14 July 2019 (UTC)
  •   Hi, I came by to promote this, but I find the article very one-sided and hardly start-class. It seems to have been written for the express purpose of reporting a news story. I removed the POV language and would like to see some response from the police, not just that they were forced to back down. If more information about the subject, Golunov, is not available and he is in fact a WP:1E subject, you may want to rename the page for a broader study of the arrests and allegations of police abuse of power. Yoninah (talk) 20:41, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

Daniellia oliveri

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

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

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

Bukit Gasing

  • ... that a female jogger was murdered in the Malaysian tropical forest reserve, Bukit Gasing? Source: "Ong blocked the robbers who then stabbed her several times...Ong was rushed to the University Malaya Medical Centre but was pronounced dead on arrival" ([4])

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


QPQ: Done.

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

  • Generally speaking, crime of one sort or another can occur anywhere. Doesn't this forest reserve host a rare wombat or something? EEng 22:59, 25 June 2019 (UTC)
  •   Returned from prep per discussion at WT:DYK. Please provide a hook that focuses on the bolded subject. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 10:16, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
I expanded Stripe-throated bulbul, the only species mentioned in the article, in case you wanted to use it in the hook. However, I think that the fact that part of the reserve had been sold off for development is quite interesting, - not exactly a harbour for trees and wildlife! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:54, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
Right, see, there's always a good hook somewhere if people try. EEng 14:42, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
  • ALT1: ... that part of the Malaysian tropical forest reserve Bukit Gasing has been protected from development, while another part has been sold to building contractors? Yoninah (talk) 19:10, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
  ALT1 sounds good: mentioned inline and verified. I kind of wish it could be made somewhat more explicit that the reason why the other part was developed was because it wasn't protected, or that the development took place despite protests (though that angle might be too political). But ALT1 should be okay for DYK purposes. I've modified the hook slightly to mention that the place is in Malaysia for clarity purposes. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 21:53, 19 July 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 10Edit

Chitpas Kridakorn

Chitpas Kridakorn
  • ... that "beer heiress" Chitpas Kridakorn (pictured) was charged with sedition, but tried to join the police? [5]
    • ALT1: ... that Chitpas Kridakorn (pictured) whose family owns the Singha brewery, had to change her last name due to her political activism? [6]
    • ALT2: ... that "beer heiress" Chitpas Kridakorn (pictured) made it from street protest leader to a member of parliament? [7]

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

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

A Clare Benediction

  • Reviewed: to come

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

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

Gordon Bell (surgeon)

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

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

Solstice (1990 video game)

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

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

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

Articles created/expanded on June 11Edit

Public Health Emergency of International Concern

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

  •   This article is a five-fold expansion and is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline and either hook could be used, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. A QPQ has been done. C (talk) 06:34, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
  • @Cwmhiraeth:...hi, situation has changed... can I add ALT2?
  •   Approving ALT2. I thought about this hook when I heard the WHO announcement mentioned on the news the other day, and I am glad to see you have updated the article and hook. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:05, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Thanks @Cwmhiraeth:...The article is on main page "in the news"...I'm not sure if I should think of an alternative hook? Do you have a suggestion? Whispyhistory (talk) 08:56, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
  • It wasn't the bolded article in the "In the news" blurb (which would have disqualified it from DYK). I should have thought ALT2 is satisfactory unless something better occurs to you. The ITN item should work its way off the main page before too long. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:17, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
  • No intention to complicate matters. Leave as it is. Thank you for clarifying. Whispyhistory (talk) 13:20, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

{{DYKsubpage |monthyear=June 2019 |passed= |2=

Animal Crossing: New HorizonsEdit

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

QPQ: Done.

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

  • Thanks for the review. I think ALT0 is the most interesting to a general audience, so I've struck the other two. Morgan695 (talk) 15:57, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
I was about to promote this but I think the hook needs rephrasing: Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:24, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 12Edit

Assam Petro-Chemicals Limited

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

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

Massacre in Ciepielów

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

QPQ: Done.

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

Sharifian Solution

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

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

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

Wildlife of Ivory Coast, Brown-cheeked hornbill

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

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

Halimeda tuna

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

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

QPQ: Done.

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

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

Vezzi porcelain

Vezzi porcelain teapot with actresses

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

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

Mongol invasions of Sakhalin

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

QPQ: Done.

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

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

Articles created/expanded on June 13Edit

Ulster Literary Theatre

Created by Uncle G (talk). Nominated by Drmies (talk) at 20:33, 15 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Most, but not all, sources qualify this with "reportedly" or suchlike. I have used a similar qualification in the article. This is not because it is folklore, I think. Rather, this is historians being cautious. One of the major sources about this subject is a doctoral thesis from 1931. The author of that thesis had access to personal papers and materials of the people concerned that have since been lost. I suspect, although I have not traced the citations in the history books all of the way back, that this quotation comes via that route. It's fine with it not having a qualification here, and there are certainly sources that do not include a qualificiation. But I thought that I had better mention it in case anyone checks against sources other than the book of quotations, such as the ones cited in the article for this. ☺

    If you want a different hook, I can give you the longer quotation from McNamara, which I've only included part of, which would yield:

*:ALT1:... that an audience member's reaction to the Ulster Branch of the Irish Literary Theatre's first performance was "the show was going 'rightly' till she came along"?

  • Uncle G (talk) 15:43, 16 June 2019 (UTC)
  •   Approving as article is long enough, well sourced, no copyvios and the nomination was created on time. Striking ALT1 as I prefer the original hook.--NØ 08:37, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Murtaja Qureiris

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

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

You Need to Calm Down

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

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

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

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

Articles created/expanded on June 14Edit

William Pope (naturalist)

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

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

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

Ning Bin

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

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

Articles created/expanded on June 15Edit

On Her Shoulders

Murad in 2015

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

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

Charles Clarke (RAF officer)

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

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

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

Lionel Matthews

Lionel Matthews

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

QPQ: Done.

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

Rispin Mansion

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

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

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

Laura Yeager

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

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

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

Articles created/expanded on June 16Edit

Kurds'komu bratovi

  • ... that a clandestine poem from 1963 about the Kurds became the Ukrainian symbol of national revival and resistance against Soviet oppression? [17]
    • ALT1:... that Vasyl Symonenko's poem regarding the oppression of the Kurds became a symbol for Ukrainian resistance against the Soviet Union? [18]

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

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

Continental Currency dollar coin

Obverse of the Continental Currency dollar coin

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

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

Chang Liyi

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

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

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

Lake Kossou

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

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

QPQ: Done.

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

Assignment: Venezuela

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

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

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

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

Eunice Lea Kettering

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

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

Articles created/expanded on June 17Edit

Meers Fault

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

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

Karski's reports

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

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

Acer beckianum

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

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

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

Arthur Sullivan (Australian soldier)

Arthur Sullivan

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

QPQ: Done.

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

Slough experiment

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

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

Articles created/expanded on June 18Edit

Herrera v. Wyoming

Created by DannyS712 (talk). Self-nominated at 23:53, 18 June 2019 (UTC).

  • I'm not sure the pun on an ethnic name is a good idea (esp. for April 1, for which this has been nominated). If it was really, REALLY funny that would be one thing, but it's only very modestly amusing or clever at best. I see trouble ahead. EEng 04:56, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
    •   We are not here to be PC (as NOTCENSORED is supposed to attest), we are here for AFD to be funny. I see no problem with it. Now for the reivew: Date, length and hook all OK under DYK and AFD rules. QPQ done, no close paraphrasing. Good to go. Well done @DannyS712: on the first approved hook for April Fools Day 2020. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 17:54, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
      Jesus, this has nothing to do with censorship, nor with the dopey concept of "PC". I can say without fear of contradiction that there is no WP editor more willing than I to find a laugh wherever one is available. The problem is, as I already said, this really isn't funny or clever; it's a lame and obvious pun. At the very least, if we're going to bore our readers with this on AFD, the word crow should be lower-cased, or there's no joke at all. EEng 22:48, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
      @EEng: alt 1 added accordingly --DannyS712 (talk) 22:52, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Alt 1 ... that a crow won a Supreme Court case against Wyoming? Source:
    Despite what was said, Crow would need to be uppercase. I would also be wary of the term for nation and people being applied to an individual, which reads to me as "a British won a court case", but I'm applying usage of national and ethnic terms from elsewhere. On the other hand, "an American won court case" would work, but that is just what happened and not funny either. cygnis insignis 23:46, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
    I'll just say it one more time before unwatching: either phrasing -- a crow or a Crow -- is weakly amusing at the very best, is a bad idea, and has a good chance of ending in tears. EEng 02:44, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
  •   As we have ample evidence based on a number of his own nominated hooks that The C of E is not a good judge of what is appropriate when it comes to potentially controversial nominations, I am requesting a second opinion review, preferably by someone with experience in judging April Fools' Day hooks. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:47, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
    •   Again I have to say NOTCENSORED, but its things like this that make me wonder if we really are. There is no policy based reason to override and furthermore according to WP:DYKAPRIL, it states that capitalisation can be disregarded for AFD. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 06:29, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
  • An unsalvageable attempt at humour. cygnis insignis 06:52, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @Cygnis insignis: can I do a non april fools hook? --DannyS712 (talk) 06:57, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
    I would remove my objection if an interesting hook for the regular queue was proposed. Excuse the critique as suitable humour for the front page, victimless jokes are difficult to find and I don't think that your intention was anything but an attempt at fun. cygnis insignis 07:26, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
  • There's no deadline. Three out of four editors commenting here have serious concerns about the hook. EEng 15:09, 27 June 2019 (UTC)
  •   Once again, I am putting out the call for a new reviewer to give a second opinion; as EEng points out, only The C of E out of four reviewers has no problems with the hook, and his judgment, as I noted above, has proved faulty with regard to such hooks on numerous occasions. If necessary, this will go to the WT:DYK page for further discussion. (Note to DannyS712: you are most welcome to propose a non-April 1 hook; please feel free to do so.) BlueMoonset (talk) 04:10, 12 July 2019 (UTC)
  • I object to that characterisation. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 22:40, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
  •   the proposed hook is a bad idea. It is offensive to make a play on words regarding a First Nations tribe name. Another hook needs to be proposed here. Flibirigit (talk) 16:59, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
ALT2 ... that in Herrera v. Wyoming, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Wyoming's statehood did not void the Crow Tribe's right to hunt on unoccupied lands?
ALT2a ... that in a 2019 court case, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Wyoming's statehood did not void the Crow Tribe's right to hunt on unoccupied lands?
Sounds clear and reflects the wording used in the lede, without being offensive. And The C of E, I strongly advise that you stop insisting on the April Fools wording. I understand that you feel very strongly about using that wording, but consensus is against you at this point, and consensus is how Wikipedia (and by extension DYK) decides on matters. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 12:58, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
I've added an ALT2a in case there are concerns about "Wyoming" appearing twice in the hook. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:41, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: Thanks so much. I support these hooks --DannyS712 (talk) 19:54, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

  ALT2a is the best option here, with ALT2 as an alternative. I have struck ALT0 and ALT1. The new hooks are neutral, reasonably interesting, mentioned inline and properly cited. The article adheres to all other DYK policies for newness, length, tone, neutrality and sourcing. I detected no copyvio issues, and QPQ requirements are met. Flibirigit (talk) 16:30, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

  • Fine with me, I removed my oppose above. cygnis insignis 18:22, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

Chief Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish Nation

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

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

Articles created/expanded on June 19Edit

Ranga Yogeshwar

German TV host Ranga Yogeshwar at the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair

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

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

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

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

Hi @Toreightyone:, thanks for your review. For your first point, I modified the sentence. It appears he indeed did go to primary school in Bangalore and Luxembourg (per [23]: this says he went to primary school in India and Luxembourg, but citation 1, his own book, makes it clear that "India" specifically refers to Bangalore). To be sure, in citation 1 (the Google Books link) you can search for "Ranga Yogeshwar Bangalore" and you'll surely hit upon it. It is indeed all in German, but if you don't speak German, it's in quite simple German that Google Translate can handle.
For your second point, unfortunately I do not have sources readily available; I translated the text following citation 9 directly from the German Wikipedia article. Feel free to ping me again, I'll be lurking around till this WP:FRAM mess is done either way. MikeLynch (talk) 17:36, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
And oh, if you'd think that mentioning the gardener/housekeeper etc. would be (more) interesting than the present hook, let me know and I'll make an ALT1. If not, I won't bother. MikeLynch (talk) 17:42, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
Edit: I found that he mentions some of the shows he moderated on his website, and I added a citation accordingly. MikeLynch (talk) 06:49, 4 July 2019 (UTC)
I figured it would be better suited for an alternative ALT, depending on whichever version the admins promote.
As for the citations, are there possible citations that can be used from de:Ranga Yogeshwar? Toreightyone (talk) 18:47, 6 July 2019 (UTC)
Fair enough, ALT1 looks fine, I’ll add it. Thanks! No citations for those specific parts in the dewiki article either as far as I can see, unfortunately. MikeLynch (talk) 01:14, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
Edit: you were right, there was a source hidden there. Still leaves one line unsourced, but better than two lines unsourced. MikeLynch (talk) 01:30, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
I found a potential citation for the last sentence at [24] (Seit Jahren konfrontiert der Wissenschaftler im übrigen auch Kinder mit Rätseln aus Natur und Technik, stellt beispielsweise Grundschülern in der WDR-Radiosendung "Lillipuz" Fragen zum Mitraten — For years, the scientist has also confronted children with puzzles about nature and technology, asking questions to students in the WDR radio program "Lillipuz"), although it does not explicitly mention his Nusscracker segment. Toreightyone (talk) 22:14, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
Looks great, I can’t find anything online for the Nusscracker segment either. (And thanks for working to find sources, feel free to share credit for this!) MikeLynch (talk) 08:29, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
  I think the article is finally ready for promotion, it was a team effort. Toreightyone (talk) 03:06, 10 July 2019 (UTC)


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

QPQ: Done.

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

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

Articles created/expanded on June 20Edit

We Come in Peace

  • ... that Huma Bhabha's We Come in Peace is intended as an anti-war message? Source: "For Bhabha, the work is “very much an anti-war statement.”" [25]
    • ALT1:... that We Come in Peace is gender-fluid? Source: "The 12-foot-tall, gender-fluid standing figure goes by the same name as the exhibit itself, “We Come in Peace.”" [26]

Created by StudiesWorld (talk). Self-nominated at 12:09, 20 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   ALT0 DYK approval parameters all valid. However, the article does not comply with DYK rules since if the quote text is subtracted from its length it is below the minimum of 1,500 characters. Earwig results are negative. ALT1 not in article, therefore it is not approved. Dr. K. 01:30, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Dr.K.. My apologies, I wasn't aware that non-block quotes were supposed to be subtracted for counting DYK characters. I will try to get to expanding this soon, potentially with the content of ALT1. Thanks for the review, StudiesWorld (talk) 02:11, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
  • You are very welcome StudiesWorld. No problem. Please let me know when you finish the expansion. Thank you. Dr. K. 02:35, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
  •  Dr.K., by my count after some rephrasing of quotes and addition of some details, this is now satisfactory on the length requirement. I hope that you will agree. StudiesWorld (talk) 19:40, 19 July 2019 (UTC)
  •   I do. GTG. Thank you StudiesWorld for your work and for writing this very interesting article. ALT1 is also approved, as it is now in the article and cited. Best regards. Dr. K. 19:51, 19 July 2019 (UTC)

Johann Schwarzhuber

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

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

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

Eliakim Doolittle

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

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

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

Justin James (basketball)

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

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

Articles created/expanded on June 21Edit


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

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

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

Ornithodoros moubata

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

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

Churchill's Port

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

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

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

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

Charles H. Stonestreet

Charles H. Stonestreet

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

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

Articles created/expanded on June 22Edit

Challacombe score

Dry mouth

Created by Whispyhistory (talk), Philafrenzy (talk), and Redrose64 (talk). Nominated by Whispyhistory (talk) at 17:49, 26 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Doing...-Nizil (talk) 04:54, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
  •   New, long enough, cited, neutral, no copyvio, free image, QPQ done, short hook. I prefer ALT0. ALT1 using CODS would be very unclear for reader and may feel bad when he find out that it was just a clickbait. I think, in ALT0, dry mouth should be linked to Xerostomia. I think cropped image with tongue in the centre would be better suited for DYK. Everything else is OK.-Nizil (talk) 05:11, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
Thanks @Nizil Shah: the idea was serious first hook with the image, or quirky hook at the bottom without the image. Philafrenzy (talk) 09:03, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
Cropped the image a little from the left. Philafrenzy (talk) 09:13, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
  Image looks better. I would go for ALT0 hook but if promoter is fine with ALT1, I have no problem. Approving both hooks. Added link in CODS as well. Regards,-Nizil (talk) 14:03, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 23Edit

"Away with the learning of clerks, away with it!"

Created by Serial Number 54129 (talk). Self-nominated at 19:52, 23 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   GTG. New, long & neutral enough, hook checks out (to Powell, online text), lively & well-written. Earwig finds nothing. QPQ done. Johnbod (talk) 14:04, 17 July 2019 (UTC)


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

  •   Why cite Mental Floss when The New York Times is available? Mental Floss is just regurgitating the NYTimes. This article appears to be very weak in citations to reliable sources when there is no lack of coverage.[27][28][29] Instead it relies too much on blogs. There are also possible reasons offered for why the Twitter accounts may have been block which the article fails to note.[30][31] --- Coffeeandcrumbs 12:33, 25 June 2019 (UTC)
I'm not sure which specific parts you think are not sufficiently sourced. Every line of the article is sourced. The "sources" section cited eleven separate articles at the time of submission. Most of the sources are reliable (like the Guardian, Japan Times, and the Washington Post, but other websites are used when they provide more details. None of the sources contradict each other, and often both more- and less- well-known media sites cite each other. In general, I chose to use articles that had the most detail, and I don't think that there is any reason to believe that any of the information in the article is not reliable or correct. For example, I wouldn't normally consider "Mondo Media" to be the most reliable source, but this New York Times article and this New York Times article both cite the website as an authority on the mascot and use its information, so I don't think there is a reason not to cite the website directly. If there is some specific information that seems that it was reported incorrectly or is contradicted by a more-reliable or well-known site, please let me know.
Mental Floss is a multimedia news company and a reliable source. It isn't a blog and it isn't unreliable.
I appreciate your finding additional sources for the article. In general I didn't cite the New York Times because it seemed at the time like its articles were behind a paywall, but I recently found that I could view their articles after making a free account, so several of their articles have since been reviewed and used in the "Chiitan" article.
I will review the articles you cited.
[1]Much of the information from this New York TImes article is already covered in more detail in other articles, and doesn't contradict anything that is already cited: it says the exact same thing as the other sources, but is more general and less detailed. It cites other websites that are already sourced directly in this article. I cited one sentence sourced to this article about people mistaking Chiitan for Shinjo-kun that I hadn't read before.
[2]I reviewed this Guardian article. It shares some of the problems with article [1]: mostly it says the same thing as other articles, but it is more general and less detailed. It has some additional details regarding Oliver's coverage of Chiitan, so I added and sourced that information to this article.
[3]I added references to Chiitan trying to recreate action sequences for a video game found in this article from Polygon. The article incorrectly calls Chiitan "her", when in fact Chiitan has no gender.
[4]Most of the information in this article from the Japan Times is covered in other cited articles, but I added a small amount of new information from the article on speculation about why Chiitan's accounts may have been suspended.
[5]I reviewed this article from the New York Times. It had a lot of new information, and is now cited six times in the current version of the Chiitan article.
Every line of the current version of the Chiitan article is cited, and the article includes information from sixteen sources, none of which contradict each other.Ferox Seneca (talk) 16:07, 1 July 2019 (UTC)
  Just need WP:QPQ.
On non-failing note, I would avoid an all-encompassing section titled "Controversy". Use more NPOV titles for smaller sections like "Reception", "Media coverage", "Reactions from...", or more specific "Banned on Twitter" and "Last Week Tonight episode". Just a suggestion. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 16:35, 1 July 2019 (UTC)
As per your request, I changed the subtitle to "media reception".Ferox Seneca (talk) 05:43, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
I’m on vacation without my laptop and will review another nomination after I arrive this Tuesday, July 10. Please don’t fail the article in the meantime.Ferox Seneca (talk) 16:34, 5 July 2019 (UTC)
@Ferox Seneca: I would do the QPQ for you rather than fail the nomination. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 17:14, 5 July 2019 (UTC)
I completed my QPQ, here.Ferox Seneca (talk) 10:51, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
QPQ: Done.

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

Günther Leib

  • Reviewed: to come

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

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

Kristina Tkach

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

  •   Article is new enough, long enough, with adequate citations in the prose. Of the two hooks, ALT1 is cited inline and verified. No close paraphrasing was found. However, in the lede, there is an extra "(" character, and the "Achievements" section is completely unsourced. QPQ also still pending. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:01, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Should be an easy fix. Wasn't expecting the review so quickly (only made the article yesterday, so no QPQ. I'll review one now.) so thanks! I'll ping when I'm done. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 13:40, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
  Thanks, should be good to go now. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 14:25, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
  •   Hi, I came by to promote this, but the ALT1 hook, while hooky, doesn't read smoothly. I also added more information from the source to the article, so DYK readers won't just see the same sentence there as in the hook. BTW the source says it was broken while being carried out to the parking lot, not "before leaving the arena". Could we write:
  • ALT1a: ... that a Waterford crystal trophy won by Russian pool player Kristina Tkach at the Women's Pro Players Championship broke in half as it was carried out of the arena? Yoninah (talk) 21:09, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
  Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 12:11, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 24Edit

San Francisco Historic Trolley Festival

A trolley from Portugal in the San Francisco Historic Trolley Festival
Three trolleys in the San Francisco Historic Trolley Festival
  • Reviewed: Damiano Michieletto
  • Comments: The hook fact appears in the first section after the lead, the "Overview" section. The terms trolley and streetcar are essentially synonymous (which I have also stated in the article, with source). I almost did not include "the United States" in the list of countries in the hook, because it's likely that it would be inferred; for that reason, I would not object to its omission.

Created by SJ Morg (talk). Self-nominated at 10:00, 25 June 2019 (UTC).

  Substantial article on excellent sources, offline sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. Sorry, I am not happy with the hook. Can we say many countries, picking some perhaps? The article is not about countries but a temporary tourist attraction. If we stick with the image, we could say (example from Portugal pictured), but I think File:1987 SF Historic Trolley Festival - Milano 1834 turning into Noe St wye from 17th St.jpg has more SF streets feeling ;) - In the article, the first para in the body (and at least one further down) has no ref at the end, and that will be checked by others ;) - The following are just recommendations, + take it to GA, please: "First season (1983)" looks a bit strange to me, these brackets for the main thing. Check numeric ref order when several refs are given for a fact. - Consider to not have an image disturb the display of the 1983 fleet. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:01, 1 July 2019 (UTC)
Thank you! I had figured I would probably have to wait several weeks for anyone to review this nomination, because the article is so long. I have no objection to replacing the list of foreign countries with something shorter. The only problem is that, although the total number was eight (without USA), it was never more than seven in any one season, and I have not found a source for "eight" – which means a somewhat less-impressive "several" or "many" may have to suffice. Here are some alternative hooks, all of which are well under the 200-character maximum (even if "(example from Portugal pictured)" is counted, which supplementary guideline E5 says is not required):
I remain open to suggestions for other wordings, but I will say that the reason I chose the 3–4 countries that I did, for the ALTs above, is that they are on three different continents (FYI: to Americans, Europe and Asia are separate continents; I realize that some Europeans consider Eurasia to be a single continent), and thus they represent very different parts of the world. That is also why I prefer a hook that lists 3–4 countries to one that (like ALT3) does not identify any countries. Also, of the four Western European countries, England is the one that was represented the most, in the five all Trolley Festival seasons, and that is why I suggest mentioning it, rather than Germany, Italy or Portugal.
Alternative image
A trolley from Milan
Regarding the photo, your comment is very welcome, but I have some hesitation to embrace it. You make a very good point that the photo of the Milano tram has a building that is much more evocative of San Francisco, and I had not thought of that. However, the F Market & Wharves tram line – the full-time, year-round, permanent streetcar service that runs in SF now – uses several of that exact type of Milano streetcar (see Commons:Category:Peter Witt streetcars of the San Francisco Municipal Railway), and that is the only type of foreign-built streetcar that is in wide use in San Francisco today. So, I wanted to use a photo of one of the several types of streetcars that operated only during the Historic Trolley Festivals. The Porto car 122 photo has buildings in the background which, although not distinctively SF or North American-looking, are very different from what one would typically see in Porto. Do have any opinion on the photo with three streetcars? I was concerned that it would be considered too dark, but it was my best photo with a variety and quantity (3+) of streetcars all in a single photo. Regardless of the above, I am willing to endorse the Milano photo as an alternative image, to improve the chances that whoever "promotes" the nomination will put it into the lead spot, and so I have added it at Main Page size here. When this review is concluded, you or I should leave a "Note to the promoter: If the alternative image is chosen (the orange Milan tram), "Portugal" in the hook must be replaced by "Italy"." I hope I am not asking you to spend an excessive amount of time thinking about the image! ;)
As to your comments that two paragraphs "have no refs at the end": End-of-paragraph refs are only required for Good Article candidates, not for DYK, which only requires at least one inline citation per paragraph (according to the reviewing guide). You acknowledged that your other comments are beyond the scope of the DYK process, but I welcome your suggestions. I have deleted "(1983)" from that heading, and I will address the numerical order of inline citations at some point (even though, personally, I do not care whether inline refs are in numerical order unless an article is nominated for GA, so I usually just let other editors "fix" that, if it bothers them). Thanks again! – SJ Morg (talk) 10:19, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for your again substantial comments. I try to take qpq literally, so if someone graced an article I submitted with a review, I try to do the same, - unless it's something I wouldn't want to see on the Main page ;) - I rather review a lengthy article by a trusted user than a short one with doubtful claims. Also, the motto of a local festival this year is Courage ;)
Of the ALTs, I like ALT2 best, enough so to strike the others.
The image is not there to show the best possible street car example but to be attractive in the literal sense. I recently had an opera singer, a topic which seems to bore readers and thus often with 3-digit page views, with an attractice image: 14k+. The Milan pic is brighter and more typical, and the "hooked" readers will get the other one anyway. I leave it to the prep builder. Here's a version for that image:
ALT2b: ... that the San Francisco Historic Trolley Festival featured streetcars (example from Italy pictured) from several foreign countries, including England, Japan, Mexico, and Russia?
I shortened the repetition in the caption.
As for the minor suggestions: I told you, and we'll see ;) - Again: go for GA! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:50, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
Thank you. I am content with either ALT2 or ALT2b, which differ only in the image and image-related text. I endorse the use of the Milan-streetcar photo, based on your arguments, and I now recommend it. However, I still consider the Porto-car photo to be a suitable alternative, and it can still be used if the editor who promotes the nomination prefers it to the Milan image. – SJ Morg (talk) 08:05, 4 July 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, and asking image magician David if both pics could be cropped for the purpose, the Portuguese with less building, the Italian with less street at the bottom, to focus on the trolleys. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:35, 4 July 2019 (UTC)
From article's creator (and the photographer): That is OK with me, but any cropped versions should be uploaded under different file names, not replacing the originals. The photo with the Italian car, in particular, must retain the foreground at the original file name (so that the full image can still be displayed), because it is showing a distinctive track layout that is discussed in the article (a wye). SJ Morg (talk) 08:40, 4 July 2019 (UTC)
Also, please do not cut off the top of the building in the Italian-streetcar photo; but cropping at the bottom (especially) and at either side would be fine. SJ Morg (talk) 08:43, 4 July 2019 (UTC)
I should perhaps have told you that David retained the original in all cases I observed. Most successful crop I saw was this which is not even in the article, only for the stamp size of the Main page. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:10, 4 July 2019 (UTC)
That is good to know. Thank you. – SJ Morg (talk) 06:04, 5 July 2019 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: If you are finished with your review, you need to leave a green check mark (green "tick" in British English) here, noting that it's for ALT2 or ALT2b, depending on the image chosen. If your intention was to wait until after David Levy carries out the image cropping you requested (17 days ago now), then I think you probably need to ask him again. If there is something else you were waiting for me to do, I am not aware of it. SJ Morg (talk) 06:40, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
  Thank you for the reminder! One more for David, but the images work also as they are. I prefer ALT2b with the Italian trolley. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:10, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
A trolley from Milan
Thanks. I have gone ahead and made a cropped copy of the Italian-trolley image myself, shown at right. To me, your shortened image caption seems a little too short, but I leave it to the prep builder to determine whether it should be expanded. – SJ Morg (talk) 04:05, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
I love the cropped image. Please supply an alt caption right here, keeping in mind that we have limited characters for the fact, and certainly don't have to repeat the name of the festival. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:57, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, but I don't understand your last statement, considering that is it common for DYK image captions to include the name of the new (boldface) article. The main argument against doing so in this case (and it's a pretty good argument) is that the name is so long – San Francisco Historic Trolley Festival. I have already indicated that, personally, I do not feel that that is a good enough argument, and I would include the name of the festival in the caption if I were writing it. However, shorter versions might be "A trolley from Milan in San Francisco" or "A trolley from Milan in the 1987 Historic Trolley Festival" (omitting San Francisco). I like the latter, which would still keep the caption on just two lines. – SJ Morg (talk) 09:18, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
I advise the prep builder to study the above. I don't agree, but that shouldn't influence. Examples: For a piece of music with a long title, I'd just say "Title page", not repeat that title. For a person, yes, their name would be repeated, but only because some caption should be there. Recently, the subject's portrait was the image, - the caption did not repeat her long name but had the title of the portrait, especially since her name was different when the portrait was made. - Summary: the subject doesn't have to be repeated in the image caption. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:18, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Stephen J. Challacombe

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

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

Zhang Xu (engineer)

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

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

Articles created/expanded on June 25Edit


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

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

Durant-Dort Factory One

Durant-Dort Factory One

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

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

Kristine M. Larson

Kristine M. Larson

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

QPQ: Done.

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

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

Articles created/expanded on June 26Edit

Mike Pringle (physician)

  • ... that Mike Pringle and Colin Bradley are credited with developing and instituting significant event audit (SEA) into primary care in the UK? SEA…The introduction and development of this technique came from the work of two GPs, Mike Pringle and Colin Bradley.[33]
    • ALT1:... that in 2013, Mike Pringle recounted the role of the RCGP in the SAS siege of the Iranian Embassy of 1980? Mike remembered the SAS siege of the Iranian Embassy as ‘the most important thing that happened to the College’ in the 1980s, describing how the SAS drilled a hole in the wall and started feeding in a microphone.[34]

5x expanded by Whispyhistory (talk) and Philafrenzy (talk). Nominated by Whispyhistory (talk) at 16:12, 2 July 2019 (UTC).

  • Expanded fine, 5x on date. QPQ done, and no copyright issues. Not a big fan of the level 2 sections... Could some of them be level 3? I also don't really like the long list of selected publications, but I don't think it's against MOS per se. Article is well sourced, as are both hooks. I much prefer the first hook, as the second one is wordy and a little confusing to me.   Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 16:59, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Thank you Lee Vilenski...changed some sections. I really cut down on publications and concentrated on the ones that made a difference or related to his major achievements. I will look again and see if I should omit any. Thank you for review. Your suggestions are helpful. Whispyhistory (talk) 19:23, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Xu Zhongyu

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

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

A Shakespearean Baseball Game

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

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

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

Articles created/expanded on June 27Edit

History of West Palm Beach, Florida

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

Policy compliance:

QPQ: Done.

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

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

Humphrey Bradley

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

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

John Campbell (Scottish surgeon)

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

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

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

Smuggler's Gulch

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

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

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

Hook eligiblity:

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

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

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

Articles created/expanded on June 28Edit

Bronx Park

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

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

Monument to the Fighters of the Revolution

Eternal flame

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

QPQ: Done.

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

Field of Mars (Saint Petersburg)

Sports on the Field of Mars, pre 1914
  • ... that over its 300 years the area of the Field of Mars has been a miltary parade ground, public meeting space, festival site, and a location for sports and exercises (pictured)? Source: Numerous mentions in sources, most are found in this one "The territory on which the Field of Mars is now located was, at the beginning of the 18th century, marshy land with trees and shrubs."
    "Under Empress Anna Ioannovna, military exercises and parades were held on the Great Meadow for two weeks every autumn"
    "Since 1869 folk festivals once more began to be organised on the Field of Mars."
    "The Field of Mars was periodically used for sporting events." ([36])
  • Reviewed: Chang Liyi
  • Comment: Would be a good chance to get a rare video on DYK.

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

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

Articles created/expanded on June 29Edit

Pampean flat-slab

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

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

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

Witch-hunts in Nepal

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

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

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

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

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

Alexandre Kantorow

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

  QPQ for Yvonne Mosquito
  Article created by Zingarese on June 28, 2019 with 1938 characters (322 words) "readable prose size"
  Hook is interesting and sourced: "The jury of the world's most important classical competition on Thursday awarded its first prize for piano and Grand Prix, all categories combined, to the 22-year-old performer"[41] and "At the age of 22, Alexandre Kantorow becomes the first French to win the prestigious Tchaikovsky Piano Grand Prize" [lestitres]
  Every paragraph sourced
  Earwig @ Toolserver Copyvio Detector found no copyvio
  GTG -- Thats Just Great (talk) 18:25, 5 July 2019 (UTC)

C (New York City Subway service)

  • ... that the C train of the New York City Subway has a fleet described as the world's "oldest in continuous daily operation"? Source: NY Times 2017. "In fact, the C train cars, once the pride of the subway, are now, according to New York subway officials, the oldest in continuous daily operation in the world." The R32 subway cars were delivered in 1964.
    • ALT1:... that the C train, described as the "least loved of New York City subway lines", still uses subway cars that date to the 1960s? Sources: NY Times 2017; NY Times 2011. "And then the C train, that least loved of New York City subway lines, rumbles sadly into the station, its faded tin-can siding a dreary reminder to passengers of an earlier subterranean era."

Improved to Good Article status by AmericanAir88 (talk) and Kew Gardens 613 (talk). Nominated by Epicgenius (talk) at 16:45, 29 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Recently promoted GA, article is long enough, well-cited, and free of copyvios or bias. Both hooks are cited and quite interesting, and will appeal to many readers, especially those familiar with the NYC Subway. @Epicgenius: As before, only a QPQ is required before I can fully approve this nomination. ComplexRational (talk) 21:57, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 30Edit

Jamie Johnson (TV show)

Created by Lee Vilenski (talk). Self-nominated at 21:52, 30 June 2019 (UTC).

  • A drive-by comment, but it might be a good idea to give a brief description of what the Gothia Cup is since the hook seems to depend on the Gothia Cup being a big deal, but most audiences outside Europe might not know that it is important. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:08, 2 July 2019 (UTC)
  • True. Actually, it's a worldwide tournament, and even being an English football fan I'd not heard of it. But it's a huge competition. The first hook is more to do with the actors shooting scenes for the series from actually for reals playing in the competition. I'll make a change to the wording. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 07:47, 2 July 2019 (UTC)
  •   This article qualifies as a five-fold expansion and is new enough and long enough. The ALT0 hook facts are cited inline and I have struck ALT1, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:39, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

Isoldé Elchlepp

  • Reviewed: Yvette Lévy
  • Comment: Sorry, missed the deadline by a day because I only looked at "my" day.

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 15:37, 8 July 2019 (UTC).

  •   This article is sufficiently new and is long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:49, 19 July 2019 (UTC)

Robert Zachary

Created by 97198 (talk). Self-nominated at 13:32, 30 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Thanks @97198: New enough, long enough, hook in article and cited. No copyvio issues, QPQ done. Can you think of a more interesting hook? May be see this, As a result of their study of 526 children born between 1955 and 1962 and treated for myelomeningocele,they concluded that there was “no place for the selection of patients for conservative treatment rather than operative treatment on the grounds of paralysis, deformity or hydrocephalus present at birth.” As a result of this and similar studies published in the mid-1960s, most centers in the United Kingdom and United States adopted the practice of operating within 12 to 48 hours of birth on all infants who did not have other defects incompatible with life. However, later his colleague turned and discouraged it, abandoning the practice of treating most infants with the defect in favor of treating only the most promising cases.....also note...he had a spine deformity himself. Whispyhistory (talk) 15:44, 2 July 2019 (UTC)
@97198 and Whispyhistory: Would these work?
ALT1 ... that Robert Zachary, who was an expert on surgery on newborns, argued that newborns should only be operated on by specifically trained paediatric surgeons?
ALT2 ... that Robert Zachary, who showed that babies with spina bifida had higher survival rates if they were operated on hours after birth, himself had a spinal condition?
There might be a better way to reword ALT2, but I agree with Whispy that that direction is quite promising. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 21:03, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
ALT2 better, but too long to get full attention. I suggest trim it based on the source you used... showed that a survival rate for affected babies could be changed from one of less than 10% to nearly 90%; ....and consider adding the source I gave you to add to article. Just the fact he and colleagues improved survival from 10 to 90% is significant. Thank you all. Whispyhistory (talk) 04:48, 4 July 2019 (UTC)
ALT3 ... that pediatric surgeon Robert Zachary showed that newborns with spina bifida being operated hours after birth would increase their survival rate from 10% to 90%?
@97198 and Whispyhistory: How's that? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 11:13, 6 July 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, much better but can read better (rephrase ALT3 or shorten ALT2). I added the original paper. It was Zachary and colleagues. Whispyhistory (talk) 06:26, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
  • ALT4: ... that pediatric surgeon Robert Zachary and his colleagues improved the survival rate of babies with spina bifida from 10% to 90% by operating within hours of birth?
@Whispyhistory: Thank you for reviewing and sorry about my absence. How do you like the wording of ALT4? 97198 (talk) 01:23, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
  •   hook in article and cited. Thank you for great teamwork. Whispyhistory (talk) 05:20, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Yvette Lévy

Yvette Lévy in 2009
Source: "Seule une poignée a encore la force de multiplier les allers-­retours. Yvette Lévy s'est rendue plus de deux cents fois là-bas depuis sa libération." (Roughly translates to: "Only a handful has the strength to go back again. Yvette Lévy has been there over 200 times since her liberation")
Source: "Avec ces adolescents, elle est retournée 200 fois à Auschwitz !" (Roughly translates to: "With these students, she has returned 200 times to Auschwitz!")
Source: "Quand Yvette est rentrée, elle a retrouvé ses parents et ses deux frères. À la Gestapo, elle avait déclaré qu’ils étaient tous morts dans des bombardements." (Roughly translates to: "When Yvette returned, she found her parents and her two brothers. At the Gestapo, [the Gestapo] had declared that they had died in some bombings.

Created by Toreightyone (talk). Self-nominated at 00:29, 2 July 2019 (UTC).

  Interesting life, on good sources, French sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. I like the original hook much better, so strike the other. - I made some formatting changes to the article, please check. Other minor changes: I changed to 200 in the hook, added "survived" (because her experiences could theoretically also been to have worked there), added the pictured clause, and shortened the caption, - we see that it's a photo ;) - In the article, please find a better word instead of "depicting" her experiences. I would but don't find one right now. Anybody? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:00, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
  Done Thanks, Toreightyone (talk) 22:37, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

Brooks Resources, Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Company

Source: A 14 March 2019 KTVZ news report says: "In 1969, Brooks Resources Corporation was born … Thirteen years later, Brooks Resources donated 135 acres south of Bend to educator Donald Kerr, and the then-named Oregon High Desert Museum was born." In addition, Corvallis Gazette-Times article dated 7 May 1979 (p. 10) specifically highlights the separation of Brooks Resources from Brooks-Scanlon, saying: "Brooks-Scanlon Inc. has received an Internal Revenue Service ruling allowing a Brooks subsidiary to become a separate corporation, the firm announced. The forest products concern said Brooks Resources Corp, will become a separate firm and continue to operate in the land development area. … The subsidiary…has concentrated its business on central Oregon resort and recreational home development."

Created by Orygun (talk). Self-nominated at 00:37, 1 July 2019 (UTC).

  •   @Orygun: These two articles are new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, the articles are neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. A QPQ has been done but we need two for a two article hook. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:16, 2 July 2019 (UTC)
  •   Thank you. This nomination is good to go. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:39, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

KSOM (Arizona)

Created by Raymie (talk). Self-nominated at 03:07, 1 July 2019 (UTC).

  •   Verified that the article is long enough, that there are no plagiarism concerns through the Copyvios tool and spotchecking, and that the hook is sourced in the article. Cunard (talk) 07:50, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

John Soothill

Created by 97198 (talk). Self-nominated at 13:39, 30 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Article was created within the last seven days, is over the required prose size and has no copyvio concerns. Hook is interesting and has an inline citation to a reliable source. QPQ provided, ready to go.

Rumyantsev Obelisk

Rumyantsev Obelisk
  • ... that sons of Pyotr Rumyantsev turned down the offer of palace built at public expense to honour their father, in preference for a public monument (pictured)? Source: "At first, the emperor tried to persuade Rumyantsev’s sons to abandon the idea of ​​installing an obelisk in exchange for building a palace at public expense. But they refused." ([43])

Converted from a redirect by Spokoyni (talk). Self-nominated at 15:42, 30 June 2019 (UTC).

  •   Well sourced article (though all the sources are in Russian), neutral, and meeting length requirements. Hook could use some grammatical touching up. alphalfalfa(talk) 20:22, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 1Edit

Andrzej Marecki

  • ... that Colonel Andrzej Marecki was one of the victims of the controversial 1943 Gibraltar B-24 crash? {{cite book|title=Quarterly Economic Review of Poland|url=|year=1984|publisher=Economist Intelligence Unit|page=17|quote=Whether or not Sikorski's death was an accident remains a matter of great controversy.}} for controversy, the fact that he died here is not disputed and is referenced in text

Created by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 08:31, 1 July 2019 (UTC).

  •   This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. A QPQ has been started but not yet completed. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:27, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

Joe Biden (The Onion)

  • Reviewed: Gregory Gray
  • Comment: Given the political nature of this DYK—the real Joe Biden is, of course, currently running for POTUS—I've presented a few alt hooks. I want to balance the quirkiness/humor of the subject with the seriousness it warrants. I believe these hooks are grounded in uncontroversial fact while still stirring a reader's interest. ALT0, ALT2, and ALT4 are the main hooks; ALT1 and ALT3 are just slight tweaks that signal the connection to The Onion. I think the versions that leave out "The Onion" have a little mystery: saying "Joe Biden" twice, but with only one bolded, leaves room for curiosity and should encourage clickthroughs. On the other hand, clarity may be preferable to avoid seeming too flip (another idea is to label the first one "the real Joe Biden", to further clarify the fictional nature of the latter). Also, feel free to tweak the wording of ALT0 and ALT1 if you'd like—I originally wrote "was a fan of", but that seemed a tad colloquial and may have slightly overstated the case. —BLZ · talk 22:23, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

Created by Brandt Luke Zorn (talk). Self-nominated at 22:23, 2 July 2019 (UTC).

  •   This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline and any of them could be used, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:41, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Thank you Cwmhiraeth! Quick note: I just tweaked the wording of ALT0 and ALT1 from "Biden thought" to "Biden has said he thought". That way the sentence stays focused on his verifiable public statements about what he thought at the time, rather than trying to read his mind or know his true heart or anything like that. Plus, past-tense "thought" kinda suggests "used to think, but no longer does", which is another type of mind-reading and implies the article might have a dramatic twist that isn't there. Putting the changes out there so it doesn't seem like I'm trying to pull a switcheroo now it's been approved. —BLZ · talk 08:05, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
  • That's fine, and an improvement of the original hooks. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:28, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
(butting in) - strong preference for ALt 3; alt 1 is rather “so what”. Ceoil (talk) 22:35, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
I think that's probably right. I was going for a sort of "double take" effect with ALT0 and 1, but the not-very-inherently-interesting-in-its-own-right–ness of the fact dampens it. And the ambiguity in ALT2 is more confusing than it is intriguing. ALT3 would be best. —BLZ · talk 23:09, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

Unbox Therapy

Moved to mainspace by Cunard (talk). Self-nominated at 07:51, 2 July 2019 (UTC).

  QPQ for Template:Did you know nominations/KSOM (Arizona)
  Article Article moved from Draft:Unbox Therapy on July 1, 2019 and has 3978 characters (628 words) "readable prose size"
  Hook is interesting, and short enough
  Hook is sourced to:
Ref 3 Today, his most popular clip — seen more than 68 million times as of this writing — remains a 2014 video showing him bend the iPhone 6 Plus with his bare hands
Ref 5 archived l ink The concept of Jack built up for years, and as Unbox Therapy’s channel grew in popularity — it’s largely credited for leading to Apple’s “Bendgate” fiasco with the iPhone 6
  Every paragraph sourced
  Earwig @ Toolserver Copyvio Detector found no copyvio
  GTG -- Thats Just Great (talk) 17:34, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

African giant shrew

  • ... that when the African giant shrew is found around human settlements it may be regarded as a pest? Source: "This species is also found in human settlements and is often regarded as a pest species. "

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 05:40, 6 July 2019 (UTC).

  • General eligiblity:

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited:  Y
  • Interesting:  Y
  • Other problems:  Y
QPQ: Done.

Overall:   expanded >5x, thanks Whispyhistory (talk) 06:46, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

Mari Samuelsen

  • ... that violinist Mari Samuelsen has been described as "among the greatest string music talents in Norway"?
  • Reviewed: Günther Leib
  • Comment: I think the first hook is much better than the alternate, but I included both just in case...

Created by Hunter Kahn (talk). Self-nominated at 15:41, 1 July 2019 (UTC).

  • The article was created on the submitted date
  • The article is over 1,500 characters
  • The article meets core policies and guidelines
  • Both hooks are under the designated limit
  • Both hooks appeal to a broad audience
  • Both hooks are cited with inline citations in the article
  • Both hooks are neutral
  • QPQ checks out
  •   I prefer ALT1 because it is more interesting, doesn't rely on a quotation, and as a Norwegian who knows little to nothing about the violinist scene, I still know of Arve Tellefsen. Cognissonance (talk) 16:28, 5 July 2019 (UTC)
    • That's fine with me. Thanks! — Hunter Kahn 20:13, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

Josephine Groves Holloway

  • ... that Josephine Groves Holloway attempted to form a Girl Scout troop for African-Americans, was rejected by the official Council, but did so anyway? Source: [44]
    • ALT1:... that Josephine Groves Holloway was recognized as a "Hidden Heroine" for her efforts to include African-American girls in Girl Scout troops? Source: [45]

Created by Enwebb (talk). Self-nominated at 18:23, 1 July 2019 (UTC).

  Article is long enough and new enough; no sourcing, copyright, or content issues were found. Both hooks have good sources and meet length and format criterion. Personnally, I like first hook. QPQ is done. However, hook text in article need in-line citations.--Orygun (talk) 20:53, 2 July 2019 (UTC)
Orygun, thanks for the review--I made sure that the relevant refs were repeated after each hook in the text. Enwebb (talk) 21:18, 2 July 2019 (UTC)
  DYK is good to go.--Orygun (talk) 20:38, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

Suzy Dietrich

Created by Harrias (talk). Self-nominated at 13:34, 1 July 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall:   A neat, little article which is just long enough (1554 characters) to qualify. New enough, fully sourced and good use of source material, the hook is good and verified. It's a shame we can't use the article photograph, but I see it's not 'free' so I guess that rules it out. I think this is GTG. Bermicourt (talk) 15:34, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Peyton Vincze

  • Reviewed: John Soothill
  • Comment: There may be a better way to word this, any input is appreciated.

Created by Kosack (talk). Self-nominated at 09:47, 1 July 2019 (UTC).

  •   New enough and long enough. Fact is interesting and appropriately sourced inline. Spotchecks for close para-phrasing completed; small tweak made. Good to go. Harrias talk 13:38, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 2Edit

Donald Irvine (physician)

  • that British physician Donald Irvine was the only general practitioner to have been a president of the General Medical Council? Irvine is perhaps best remembered for his role as president of the General Medical Council, to which he was elected in 1995—the only GP ever to hold the office.[46]
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created by Whispyhistory (talk) and Philafrenzy (talk). Nominated by Whispyhistory (talk) at 16:39, 9 July 2019 (UTC).

  •   Article length and age are fine, solid referencing, neutral, Earwig shows up no copyvio concerns. Hook is short enough, properly cited, and interesting. One fair-use image, which is not included in the nomination. Looks good to go, once a QPQ is done. Excellent work!  — Amakuru (talk) 14:17, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

  QPQ now done. Good to go!  — Amakuru (talk) 15:48, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

Alice Griffiths

Created by Kosack (talk). Self-nominated at 19:43, 2 July 2019 (UTC).

  •   Long enough, in date, meets all policies, hook fact is cited and supported by the sources used. No copyvio issues. Waiting on QPQ. Spokoyni (talk) 10:50, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
    • @Spokoyni: Thanks for the review, I've added in my QPQ for this one now. Kosack (talk) 19:51, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

Swan Canal, Upper Swan Bridge, Lower Swan Bridge

Upper Swan Bridge
  • ... that the Swan Canal, one of the oldest canals in Saint Petersburg, is crossed by the Upper and Lower Swan Bridges, the former (pictured) being one of the oldest stone bridges in the city? Source: "It is one of the oldest canals in Russia ... It also boasts one of the oldest stone bridges in the city" ([47])

Created by Spokoyni (talk). Self-nominated at 11:30, 3 July 2019 (UTC).

  •   I had some concerns about the RS of the source, however, a cursory search on Google News indicates it's been referenced by Smithsonian Magazine, the Irish Times, and other RS, so I don't think we're in a position to question its veracity. The image is correctly labeled as "own work." QPQ done. Hook is interesting and of appropriate length. All three articles are new enough, long enough, and NPOV. No obvious copyvio. Looks good. Chetsford (talk) 06:33, 4 July 2019 (UTC)
  •   Nice article Alex Bakharev (talk) 07:57, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

Gavin Arneil

Created by 97198 (talk). Self-nominated at 12:19, 2 July 2019 (UTC).

  •   New enough, long enough, plenty of room to expand, no copyvio issues, hooks in article and referenced. QPQ done. Whispyhistory (talk) 15:45, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 3Edit

Gerald Francis Clifford

Improved to Good Article status by Gonzo fan2007 (talk). Self-nominated at 16:15, 3 July 2019 (UTC).

  •   Article was promoted to GA-status, and was nominated for DYK on due time. It is long enough and neutral. It cites sources inline. "Earwig's Copyvio Detector" reports 28,6% text similarity with source [48], however, no copyvio issue was detected. The hook is well-formatted and interesting. Hook's length exceeds the limit of 200 characters. A shortened ALT hook is needed. Hook fact is sourced inline. QPQ was done. I will approve after the hook length issue is addressed. CeeGee 08:34, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
  •   ALT1 is now just 200 characters long. It is fine. Good to go. CeeGee 07:26, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

Lebanon women's national football team

Improved to Good Article status by Nehme1499 (talk). Self-nominated at 21:39, 8 July 2019 (UTC).

  •   Article was promoted to GA status within the last seven days, is over the required prose size and has no copyvio concerns. The first ref verifies the use of the nickname, the second is in Arabic so AGF for that one but it's not a stretch to see where it comes from. QPQ checker indicates this is the user's first DYK so no review is required. Good to go. Kosack (talk) 10:16, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

July 2019 Ethiopian Jews protest in Israel

Protest of Ethiopian immigrants, July 3, 2019
  • Comment: I created this Article and its subject is alive yet. I hope be useful for all readers.

Created by Forest90 (talk). Self-nominated at 15:42, 9 July 2019 (UTC).

  •   New enough, long enough, within policy (neutral, cited, no copyvios), all 4 hooks (inc. ALT3) are short enough, image is free but not particularly interesting, it looks as though QPQ not necessary here. I recommend ALT4 below which is kind of strange and interesting:


Pampa mesa

Created by Calliopejen1 (talk). Self-nominated at 16:23, 5 July 2019 (UTC).

  •   Article is long enough, in date, and meets all policies. Sourced to numerous publications. Hook fact is interesting, and sourced in article, with the cite supporting the hook. Image is free use and used in the article. QPQ has been done, no copyvio detected. Spokoyni (talk) 20:34, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

Ina Kaplan

Created by Lee Vilenski (talk). Self-nominated at 16:03, 3 July 2019 (UTC).

  •   Article meets DYK requirements, QPQ done, no close paraphrasing found. There's one unsourced statement (about her professionally playing for a team). All three hooks are interesting (I personally prefer either of the hooks about her being pregnant), but it seems there's a malformed reference in the article right now. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:03, 5 July 2019 (UTC)
  • I've fixed the sourcing, and added the source for her team - it's all mentioned in a very long interview with her. Hope that's enough info. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 06:17, 5 July 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. However, the phrasing for the sentence "Despite playing in the 1. Bundesliga, Kaplan was pregnant in 2014, and continued to play, and is still playing in the league in 2019." is a bit weird. Can this be fixed? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 11:55, 5 July 2019 (UTC)
I agree. I've done a bit of cleanup on that phrasing. Hope that is suitable. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 13:56, 5 July 2019 (UTC)
I meant the phrasing was a bit off. Wouldn't wording something like "Kaplan competed in so-and-so while pregnant"? or text to that effect work better? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:30, 6 July 2019 (UTC)
Oh, I see. Yes, that makes much more sense. I've updated the article. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 08:20, 6 July 2019 (UTC)
  Thanks, this should be good to go now. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 09:59, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 4Edit

Ross Volunteers

Ross Volunteer Company personnel in 2018

Created by Chetsford (talk). Self-nominated at 06:35, 4 July 2019 (UTC).

  •   Hook fact is in citation. Article was created from redirect within 5 days of nomination, and is just long enough for DYK. Several sources I couldn't access, so I will AGF. Interesting QPQ there, though, haven't seen a second tick before. Juxlos (talk) 20:15, 20 July 2019 (UTC)


  1. ^ "Selfless Service". The Battalion. November 26, 2012. Retrieved July 3, 2019.
  2. ^ Knight, Paul (January 23, 2008). "Rotten to the Corps: A Question of Justice at Texas A&M". Houston Press. Retrieved July 3, 2019.
  3. ^ "Students killed in bonfire timbers will be remembered in Aggie traditions". CNN. November 19, 1999. Retrieved July 3, 2019.

Curzon Street Baroque

Dining room at Sandringham House

Created by Giano (talk). Nominated by Johnbod (talk) at 13:24, 17 July 2019 (UTC).

  Substantial article on excellent sources, and I think to create such a beauty, you may take a few extra days, especially with tennis in the way of writing. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:43, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Re: the timing, neither particularly matters—even the 5th July deadline would be five days ago. But I suggest that this is what WP:IAR was written for.
      -Article relatively recently created (but see above), obviously long enough, neutral, hook is cited in the article, no copyvio/closeparaphrasing (excepting quotes and bald facts), the hook is well within character limit (115 chars), accurate, sourced, probably of interest, both to students of architecture and the bizarre. Not sure if the image "how up well at small size" though. Awaiting QPQ. ——SerialNumber54129 13:47, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
Didn't I say I have no problem? - (ec): I accept the offline sources AGF, no copyvio obvious. The image is licensed, but I think this one might show even better in small size. Can you please have a ref at the end of each paragraph, for formality's sake?
Some suggestions for the article, take or not:
The reasoning of "Decorators' Baroque" and "gay" is not clear, and the quote a bit not as elegant as some design's ;)
  • I didn’t write the quote, blame its inelegance on Osbert Sitwell. Giano (talk) 19:32, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
Not sure we need "true Baroque".
  • Yes, we do need it, otherwise it confuses with all the many revivals.Giano (talk) 19:32, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
Not sure we need so many commas.
  • English grammar is what it is. Giano (talk) 19:32, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
"formed a ... clique around themselves" - what does "around themselves" add?
  • These were extremely self-indulgent people, quite deliberately excluding other. Remove if you don’t like, but that’s why it says around themselves. To provide emphasis and the almost cult like behaviour. Giano (talk)
I'd prefer simpler image captions, and the context rather go to prose. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:07, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Nope. I am writing for the clever 14 year old, who looks more at the pictures. Each image has been carefully chosen and it MUST explain why. Giano (talk) 19:32, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
Looks like you got two reviewers now ;) - me first ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:08, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: Yeah, we edit-conflicted; so I'm a mini-reviewer :) ——SerialNumber54129 14:42, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
Giano, all points taken, - as I said, just questions, which have nothing to with approval or not. The refs, however, are needed, or we will have problems later. - Take your time, and happy travels. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:12, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
OK, I think that must be sufficient refs now? Giano (talk) 17:26, 19 July 2019 (UTC)
  Great, thank you! The Benton ref is not there yet, but I trust that you will add it. Go for GA, anyway. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:54, 19 July 2019 (UTC)
The Benton reference is already there and linked: "Benton, Benton and Wood & Art Déco (1910–1939) 2010, pp. 13–28."
It is called (Sfn), but not defined, no? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:54, 19 July 2019 (UTC)
No Gerda. It is defined. There is no such message on the page. All sfns are defined. Dr. K. 20:03, 19 July 2019 (UTC)
I added Benton to references. Dr. K. 20:13, 19 July 2019 (UTC)
Appreciate it, - was approved anyway ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:18, 19 July 2019 (UTC)
Thank you Greda. I know, but I don't like loose ends. I replaced the sfn template with a normal Gbook ref anyway. That was the only sfn in the article, so I thought it would be ok to be replaced with a regular cite book template. Dr. K. 20:24, 19 July 2019 (UTC)

Paracoccidioides lutzii

P.lutzii (yeast phase)

Created by E.3 (talk). Self-nominated at 09:59, 4 July 2019 (UTC).

  • Comment: recommend adding the image to the article. ―Biochemistry🙴 02:33, 6 July 2019 (UTC)
  Done --[E.3][chat2][me] 13:38, 6 July 2019 (UTC)
  The article has only ~950 characters of readable prose. Also, both the hook and the main text seem to confuse/conflate the pathogen with the infection. For instance, the hook could be rephrased "...that deforestation...of the severe fungal infection caused by P. lutzii, a neglected tropical disease?" —Fvasconcellos (t·c) 13:36, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
  •   Fixed thanks for that. I'll increase the prose now. --[E.3][chat2][me] 02:02, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
  Looks good now. Prose is over the limit, hook is great, there appear to be no copyright concerns. The image is verifiably in the public domain and is relevant, although this article in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases has a wonderful image of P. lutzii cells themselves which would be even more appropriate :) (all PLoS images are CC-BY-4.0 and thus eligible for upload to the Commons).
I do have one question: the passage "...are inhaled into the respiratory tract of humans when infected"—does this mean that inhaling the conidia causes infection, or that infected people inhale conidia from their own cutaneous lesions? I presume it is the former. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 02:26, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
The former, I changed the text to "It forms conidia (asexual, non motile spores) as part of its life cycle, which cause infection when inhaled into the respiratory tract of humans." --[E.3][chat2][me] 07:58, 12 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Thanks very much for that, nice find. I have updated the picture and for clarity I struck out ALT0 --[E.3][chat2][me]

Marantochloa purpurea

  • ... that the large leaves of Marantochloa purpurea are used for wrapping cola nuts to prevent them from becoming dessicated? Source: "In West Africa they are especially used for wrapping kola nuts to prevent dessication and ease handling."

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 10:04, 9 July 2019 (UTC).

  • enough, long enough, no copyvio issues, QPQ done, hook in article/interesting/followed by citation and in reference. Article clear and well written. Whispyhistory (talk) 15:44, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 5Edit

Queen at Heart

  • ... that Queens at Heart, featuring four trans women from the mid-1960s, was the first film to be added to the Outfest/UCLA Legacy Project for LGBT Film Preservation? Source: [49] "The exploitation documentary short Queens at Heart (1967) was the most important film that I found. It was the first deposit to the Outfest/UCLA Legacy Project for LGBT Film Preservation. And they preserved it; it’s interviews with four transgender women in 1967."
    • ALT1:... that the short film Queens at Heart featuring trans women from the mid-1960s was restored from a film reel bought for $75? Source: [50] "On a personal note: The restoration of Queens at Heart was done using a 35mm print I unearthed in the mid-1990s (I bought it from an old projectionist in Kansas City for $75)."

Created by Umimmak (talk). Self-nominated at 18:57, 12 July 2019 (UTC).

  •   @Umimmak: This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline and either hook could be used, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. So we are just waiting for a QPQ review to be done. (I see you originally nominated this under the wrong title, "Queen at Heart" instead of "Queens at Heart". Don't try to alter this because the name is unimportant to the nomination and trying to alter it mucks up the template.) Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:23, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
  • @Cwmhiraeth: I've added my QPQ; thanks for reviewing and for being patient with my typo in the title. Umimmak (talk) 00:36, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

Samuel Mulledy

Created by Ergo Sum (talk). Self-nominated at 17:34, 5 July 2019 (UTC).

  • I'm not sure if I can give this a full review or not just yet, but for now I suggest working on the hook a bit. It seems rather bland because it gives no details about why he was expelled, and the connection between his expulsion and his tenure of being president of a large college seems tangential at best for DYK purposes. Perhaps highlighting his alcoholism might work out better instead? It wouldn't be a BLP violation since he's long dead. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 11:02, 6 July 2019 (UTC)
  • @Narutolovehinata5: My reasoning was that he led a major Jesuit university and then was expelled from the Jesuits. I thought that was a pretty interesting connection. Also, I'm not quite sure what you mean by a full review; one need only verify the DYK rules, which aren't terribly demanding, unlike GA or FA. Ergo Sum 15:57, 6 July 2019 (UTC)
Unfortunately, I don't think that connection would be very clear to those unfamiliar with Jesuit universities. And besides, I personally think the alcoholism angle is more interesting anyway considering that's not a thing that's commonly associated with clerics. As for full review, that did mean the DYK checks: my style of reviewing is basically making sure important issues are resolved first before doing the review. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 23:37, 6 July 2019 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: Okay, I've added an alt hook that I think is quite interesting and should ameliorate your concern. Ergo Sum 02:10, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
The hook is somewhat better, but I still think it might be more appealing if there was a mention of his alcoholism. Something like "that though expelled from the Jesuit order in 1850 for alcoholism". Your call though. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:22, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: I tend to think that's a bit more detail that is suitable for DYK, but I don't feel strongly on the matter, so I've gone ahead and added it. Ergo Sum 01:43, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
  Ready to review. I'd like to focus on the original hook, - we don't have to mention alcoholism even if he's been dead for a while. You could first mention the university, saying that it's Jesuit, and then come to being expelled. - Interesting article on substantial sources, no copyvio obvious. Why no image? What does "Transient work" mean, please? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:04, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: I've added a third hook. This, in my opinion, is the most suitable one. It addresses your comment. Ergo Sum 17:29, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
Almost there. Two things, please get ALT2 down here, and can you first mention the university, then the expulsion? More chronological, and more drama ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:02, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: What do you mean by get it down here? I've rephrased it. In my honest opinion, I think it sounds clunkier and less dramatic now, but for the sake of moving this nom along, I'm willing to go ahead with it. Ergo Sum 19:10, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
I mean write it (or an ALT3) within your next comment, not where the original hooks are. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:12, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: Okay. How do you think it looks now? Ergo Sum 19:17, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
How is this then:
ALT3a: ... that Samuel Mulledy, appointed president of a Jesuit college in 1825, was expelled from the order 25 years later? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:55, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: I don't know if removing the reference to which college he was president of enhances the hook. Ergo Sum 21:32, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
Problem is that the college is in link for president. Will readers know that college? If no, it enhances the hook. Work it out, I will travel. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:34, 13 July 2019 (UTC)