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February 28Edit

Armed conflict and attacks
Business and economy
  • Online child abuse
    • YouTube announces that it will turn off comments on videos featuring children under the age of 18 after reports that a pedophile ring was operating in the comment sections of videos featuring minors, which subsequently led AT&T, Nestlé and Hasbro to suspend advertisements on the website. (BBC)
International relations
Law and crime

(Closed) Largest contract in team sports (excluding secret soccer contracts?)Edit

Consensus will not develop to post.Pawnkingthree (talk) 23:58, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Article: Bryce Harper (talk, history)
Blurb: Bryce Harper signs a $330 million contract for baseball's Philadelphia Phillies.
 Sagittarian Milky Way (talk) 15:37, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose As big of a baseball fan as I am, (a) I don't think we should post sports contracts at all, and (b) to be pedantic, he hasn't signed it yet. It's an agreement that hasn't put pen to paper. – Muboshgu (talk) 15:57, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Rich athlete gets paid more money by rich team is not news. (WaltCip, logged out) --128.227.165.102 (talk) 15:58, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment a little context --LaserLegs (talk) 16:00, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
    LaserLegs, two wrongs don't make a right. I opposed that one too. See, no anti-Euro bias. – Muboshgu (talk) 16:02, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment some missing refs in the body, and the accomplishments section has basically none. Needs to be fixed before it can go to the main page. It's more money they Neymar so if y'all get the article fixed up it should be posted in even less than four hours. --LaserLegs (talk) 16:11, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
    Why do you insist that all mistakes must be repeatedly made forever? Why, because someone does a wrong thing, must you insist they be forced to do the wrong thing again the next time it comes up? Can people not improve and better themselves? Can people not take the opportunities to stop committing mistakes and doing wrong things? To use the mistakes of the past to justify continuing to make them forever is just... weird... --Jayron32 16:19, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
    I actually don't, and have not supported posting this. I do think it's worthwhile to point out past discussions on similar nominations, especially when those discussions were contentious, but if that isn't the case, please advise accordingly. --LaserLegs (talk) 16:41, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
    Neymar's contract was for €296MM/5 years, or about $67MM/year, which is roughly twice what Harper is getting. In addition to that, PSG paid his old club €222MM just for the rights to sign him. GreatCaesarsGhost 18:45, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
    • It's not happening. Notice the blue tag at the top of the article. Notice the complete lack of update in the article. That's because it's based on unconfirmed reports via anonymous sources. Obviously the Phillies and Harper's camps would be denying it if it wasn't true, but it's still an agreement that hasn't yet been consummated and probably won't be until the weekend, or Monday. – Muboshgu (talk) 16:17, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose The total money for a contract seems an arbitrary metric to claim it's somehow significant, on a per-year basis many team athletes make more money. This seems worded in a particular way to make it seem more impressive. Also, the article quality is not up to main-page standards. --Jayron32 16:19, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose. First reason for opposition is that the Phillies have not confirmed the contract yet; as of right now, this is based on anonymous sources. Second reason per Jayron32--it's not the largest contract by average annual value and is only the largest due to it's unusually large length; several athletes (Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar) make double what Bryce Harper is reported to be receiving annually, and Harper isn't even the highest paid baseball player by average annual value. (NorthernFalcon (talk) 16:39, 1 March 2019 (UTC))
  • Oppose Quality, timing, and lack of relative importance. --Masem (t) 18:48, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – on lack of general significance. Sca (talk) 21:44, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

(Posted) RD: Norma PaulusEdit

Article: Norma Paulus (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): Willamette Week

Per this RFC and further discussion, the nomination of any individual human, animal or other biological organism with a standalone Wikipedia article whose recent death is in the news is presumed to be important enough to post. Discussion should focus only on the quality of the article. See also WP:ITNRD.

Nominator's comments: GA quality. EternalNomad (talk) 02:58, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

  • Support Looks ready to go. There is one cn tag but the unverified statement could just be removed. Hrodvarsson (talk) 04:30, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support cn resolved, good to go. The Rambling Man (talk) 05:17, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. Looks ready. –Ammarpad (talk) 05:19, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  •   Posted — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 08:40, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

(Pulled): André PrevinEdit

Article: André Previn (talk, history)
Blurb: ​German-American pianist, conductor, and composer André Previn dies at the age of 89
News source(s): BBC, New York Times, Washington Post, Variety, Sydney Morning Herald, Times of India

Article updated

 Mjroots (talk) 18:36, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support No major issues in article, important figure in music world Zingarese talk · contribs 19:35, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support in principle. Article main body well-sourced. Unfortunately the huge list of recordings has not a single source; suspect it may need to be hived off before the article can get to Main page. Martinevans123 (talk) 21:29, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  • I would support a blurb once the article up to scratch - definitely one of the leaders in his field (I would also suggest for best effect not necessarily putting the blurb in the right order...) O Still Small Voice of Clam 22:20, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support RD on quality - @Martinevans123 and Voice of Clam I just added 33 refs for the recordings section - support blurb pending improvements - marked as ready (for RD) --DannyS712 (talk) 22:32, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Posted to RD — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 22:43, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Look I am putting in the right support ..... but not necessarily in the right order. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 23:20, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support blurb  — Amakuru (talk) 23:24, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  • WP:CFORKED André Previn discography--DBigXray 04:57, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support blurb transformative figure. The Rambling Man (talk) 13:05, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support blurb – Although I'm a little unsure of his wider notability, in the U.S. Previn was a household name for decades. – Sca (talk) 13:21, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
    He was a household name in the UK (though chiefly thanks to Morecambe and Wise more than anything else) and continental Europe, so support blurb. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 13:28, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support blurb Very well known in U.K. Martinevans123 (talk) 13:34, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  •   Posted blurb — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 13:32, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment LOL -- that was fast. TWO dead Germans in the box in just two weeks. --LaserLegs (talk) 13:45, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
Very interesting comment. – Sca (talk) 13:49, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Post-posting oppose, goes against consensus on RD blurbs. Abductive (reasoning) 13:48, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
    LOL - we went fron "major transformative world leader" to "Very well known in U.K." Quick, somebody start WP:LagerfeldEffect GreatCaesarsGhost 21:38, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
    I don't recall seeing "major transformative world leader" written down anywhere as the agreed criterion. My comment was, in part, a response to Sca. My comment may not even be a fact, although I think you'll find it could be easily sourced. It's just my opinion. Also, Previn used to wear those terrible polo-neck sweaters. Martinevans123 (talk) 21:45, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
And what did you wear in the mid-'70s? Post a pic please. – Sca (talk) 21:50, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
All hands needed on deck, as vast armies of vandals, trolls and Putinbots are clearly conspiring to keep "wearing terrible polo-neck sweaters" out of the criteria for RD blurbs (but fortunately it's not needed explicitly, as it makes him a transformative world leader in the field of fashion). Tlhslobus (talk) 06:02, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
Not sure if joking? "Major transformative world leader" is the explicit standard for if one deserves a blurb. So maybe pull until everyone can review the agreed upon criterion? GreatCaesarsGhost 22:04, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
It's "major transformative world leaders in their field", isn't it. Martinevans123 (talk) 22:10, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
No, it's not. It's "In rare cases, major transformative world leaders in their field". I assert that this is not such a case. Pull. If, a week from now, there are still wall-to-wall headlines about this person's death, you may all point at me and laugh about how I was wrong. —Cryptic 22:39, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
So we first apply the MTWLITF bit. And then we whittle it down with an additional percentage criterion? What does "rare" mean? Only 5% of the leaders get posted? I must admit, I had always thought the "rare cases" to mean "rare cases of all RDs". Martinevans123 (talk) 22:54, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Post-posting pull - I actually do not expect this to be pulled (minimize disruption), but I am stating the obvious, the lack of sources on the recording section should have kept this off the RD or blurb to start. Any non-blue-linked work needs a reference. --Masem (t) 16:30, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
    • The refs are pretty bad for works and awards, many an RD have been shot down for much less. --LaserLegs (talk) 16:44, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
Which recordings do you believe are hoaxes, and what searches for sources have you tried? You have checked this first, right? Alright, I know the burden is on those supporting the blurb to get the sourcing sorted out, but now it's on the main page we might as well roll up our sleeves and help out. It'll get done in half the time. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 17:14, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
It's about quality, not contesting the information. A non-blue-linked source, I have no easy reference to look at to determine if he was involved with it. My !vote here is not so much to demand a pull but to issue my concern that it was posted with no acknowledgement about the poor reference for a main-page featured article that Martinevans pointed out. And its not that one or two missed references would be a problem, its that around 20% when I checked were unsourced, and that's just too high. --Masem (t) 17:44, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
I want to stress that I never actually expected this to have been pulled. I can understand pulling a blurb that had been up under a couple hours , but this one was on the main page long enough to make the pull disruptive. I also note I would have supported a blurb in this case otherwise, outside the ref issues. --Masem (t) 16:43, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Pull upon reflection, it needs to come down. I'm rather surprised at some of the supports above, given the usual eye for missing refs and quality around here. There were recent RD noms that were shot down for unreferenced lists of works, not speedy posted as a blurb. Come on. --LaserLegs (talk) 22:17, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Pull - Is this real life? Looks like strong bias over here. So many unrefs in the article! Sherenk1 (talk) 03:18, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Pull - I'm not sure whether it's fair that the article has so many CNs (for instance some of the CNs were added in such a way that they broke wikilinks, which were then left unfixed until I fixed them just now). But the fact remains that it has about 80 CNs and 3 orange tags, including one at the start of the article, which is surely some kind of record for a front page blurbed article.Tlhslobus (talk) 06:37, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Pulled, neither blurb nor RD worthy as heavily tagged. Stephen 07:06, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support blurb in principle. Obviously it had to go because of the ref issues, but if they're fixed it should go back to a blurb. He was certainly a transformative figure in the music world.  — Amakuru (talk) 07:40, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – Pulling Previn makes English Wikipedia look very amateurish. Well, he's still on the French, German, Dutch, Danish and Norwegian Wikis. – Sca (talk) 13:50, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Most readers won't ever know. I suspect they'll just guess that English Wikipedia considers André Previn less notable than George Pell. Martinevans123 (talk) 14:09, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
  • I know they ain't supposed to be relevant, but Google hits would also seem to suggest that Pell is more notable.Tlhslobus (talk) 14:35, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Pulling (which probably few readers will even notice) doesn't make us look anywhere near as amateurish as leaving the article linked to the front page with vast numbers of tags, which would be actively advertising our amateurishness. Though ironically the only remotely sensible argument for not pulling is that we are almost all supposed to be amateurs   Tlhslobus (talk) 14:26, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
  • I see "Les Wikifrogs" are happy to display AP in "Nécrologie" with a grand total of five sources.... sacre bleu! Martinevans123 (talk) 14:40, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
PLEASE, no Gershwin! (Or Copeland, either.) – Sca (talk) 16:33, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Looks like he's being well rewarded for changing his name from Andreas Ludwig Priwin to André George Previn, even tho he should really have changed it to André Georges Prévin if he wanted a blurb. Tlhslobus (talk) 16:30, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
Or even Andrew George Preview. Martinevans123 (talk) 16:40, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

It was pulled because of 82 cn tags. Openlydialectic (talk) 14:36, 2 March 2019 (UTC) Blocked sock. Zingarese talk · contribs 05:17, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

  • We obviously have a debt of gratitude to whoever had the time and inclination to add those 82 separate tags. Martinevans123 (talk) 15:10, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
"The Devil finds work...."Sca (talk) 16:48, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

Oppose blurb on importance, oppose RD on quality still dozens of CN tags. No notability - virtually unheard of outside of the UK and a few other Western European countries. Considering how we barely managed to post blurb about the death of Indian Prime Minister who ruled the country for more than 10 years and gave it nukes, I strongly believe posting this guy would just look outrageously biased. But then again, we almost posted blurb about Chicago mayoral elections a week ago so what do I know. I guess soon we'll be posting mayoral elections in swiss villages and blurbs about deaths of local british DJs too. Openlydialectic (talk) 14:36, 2 March 2019 (UTC) Blocked sock. Zingarese talk · contribs 05:17, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

Nonsense, as Swiss villages don't count as part of the Anglo-American world   Tlhslobus (talk) 14:50, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
... "virtually unheard of outside of the UK and a few other Western European countries". Is that a joke? You're seriously comparing Previn to a "local british DJ"? Wow. Martinevans123 (talk) 14:41, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
What an absurd comment, Openlydialectic. This is one of the most important figures in the arts world in the 20th century! And if he is “virtually unheard of outside the UK and a few other Western European countries”, explain how the hell he won four Oscars and ten Grammys!! I don’t need to go into details about what makes your comment so absurd, but just because you have not heard of Previn doesn’t mean other people haven’t. Zingarese talk · contribs 15:21, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
The trouble is the rest of us are all living in some strange parrallel universe in which the British foolishly went home after burning down the White House in the War of 1812, so we ignorantly fail to realize that Oscars and Grammys are awards of the most glorious British Empire   Tlhslobus (talk) 15:46, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
That's why we're so keen to post a blurb about a dead American-German. Martinevans123 (talk) 15:50, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
Ah, well, this user was just blocked indefinitely for evasion, so he needn't do any explaining now...   Zingarese talk · contribs 03:48, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment I saw it coming that the formality of lacking references would make "him" unfit for our holy Main page. However, the readers were interested in him even without it - the first day was Feb 28, before he appeared on the Main page. - Not that it belongs here, but to have Pell pictured (instead) hurts. Why give him prominence? No smiley. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:42, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
    • Agree completely. I really think this pulling of Previn from the main page did more harm than good. Zingarese talk · contribs 15:21, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
But on the plus said, we can now feel smug about the Überheiligkeit of our Holy Main Page, as Gerda calls it. – Sca (talk) 16:56, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
  • I know of no more polite way to say it, but this is at least the 6th recent example of this particular posting admin jumping the gun. GreatCaesarsGhost 02:26, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Seemingly not on this occasion (assuming you're referring to the poster rather than the puller) - there was only 1 CN and no orange tags when the blurb was posted (see here) and the same when the article was earlier posted to RD (see here). There had been 4 unopposed supports for a blurb in the previous 15 hours, and the article was marked Ready for blurb, before the blurb was posted. Two minutes later another support was added by MartinEvans123, who had earlier said quality needed improving, but was seemingly now satisfied. Over 80 tags were added after the blurb was posted, most or all by just 1 user, since indefinitely blocked as a suspected sockpuppet (although many, most, or all of the tags would have been/ would be at least arguably legitimate, at least if they had been made by a legitimate editor - I'm not sure how we are supposed to treat them given that he wasn't legit) . Tlhslobus (talk) 07:00, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
  • One problem may have been the incorrect claim above (before the blurb was posted) that the discography had been content-forked when all that had happened was that it had been copied to a new Wikilinked article, but without being removed from the parent article; however many of the new tags were added outside the discography section, so a proper content fork would presumably not have been a complete solution. However 11 of these non-discography CNs (those for the Grammys) are arguably inappropriate (as well as added in such a way as to break existing wikilinks, which had to be fixed later), being arguably already covered in the 1 citation for the Grammy section , and have since been removed, so that a content fork may arguably now come fairly close to fixing our problem (tho a counter-argument is that our awards don't normally precisely match the source, with differences in wording and in year numbering, our years usually being 1 year ahead of the source's year both in the Previn article and in our Grammy articles (because the 2010 awards are given early in 2011, etc) , and we were/are linking to the wrong awards at least once (but it gets worse as his Lifetime achievement is 53rd Grammies, but we currently list all that year's Lifetime achievements as 52nd Grammies, etc, so just fixing this one digit error may be a fairly major hassle); also the source, www.grammy.com, confusingly says he won 10 Grammys but lists 13 wins for him, while we list 11). And so on. Tlhslobus (talk) 07:00, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
  • That seems a very fair analysis. As explained above, I'm sorry if my support for the blurb was premature or was less clear than it could have been. We're now down to only 36 indef-block-sock-tags, by the way. Martinevans123 (talk) 10:30, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
  • No need to apologize for such a peccadillo, Martin, otherwise this place may end up looking like a queue outside a Catholic confessional, and none of us will have any time to do any proper edits.   Tlhslobus (talk) 15:15, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Maybe it would be a good idea to complete that fork? The RD nomination is not yet stale, although there are now three more on the table. Martinevans123 (talk) 11:06, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
  • So the solution for content which could fail WP:BLP is to whisk it off to another article? That feels like a cop-out to me. --LaserLegs (talk) 11:09, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
  • The fork might have to be changed from discography to 'discography and awards' (if that's legit - I'm not sure it is), as I gave up trying to fix the Grammies section after discovering that might be a lot harder than I had originally expected (for reasons partly mentioned above, and partly also at the Talk Page for the 52nd Grammy article). Tlhslobus (talk) 16:42, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
  • From above: "The posting admin, however, should always judge the update and the consensus to post themselves". judge the update, seems clear to me, though I've not ascended to the ranks of adminship. Perhaps if we had not rushed this "critically important dead German jazz composer" to the front page in just 15 hours, the glaring defects would have been tagged and ITN spared the embarrassment. Oh well. --LaserLegs (talk) 11:09, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
But the update (which in this case was just the bit saying Previn was dead) and consensus to post were fine. The problem (if there actually was one at the time, which seems debatable even with the help of hindsight) was with article quality, and I'm not sure who, if anyone, is supposed to be accountable for judging that. But even if it turns out that's also the responsibility of the posting admin, if posting admins are going to get crucified by us for a case as complex and unclear (and unusual) as this one, we may end up with a lot of infuriatingly unnecessary posting delays. Also, 15 hours here (actually quite a bit more if counting from nom time) doesn't seem outrageously short, at least to me. And almost all the blame for any brief and minor ITN embarrassment at least arguably belongs to a reckless POV-pushing sockpuppet, not to the posting admin. Tlhslobus (talk) 15:42, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
Did you want to make any improvements at André Previn? I'm not sure he's a "dead German jazz composer", critically important or not. Martinevans123 (talk) 11:15, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
Laserlegs doesn't work on content. However, while the RD was posted and I supported the blurb, and made a clear call on consensus, it was still down to the posting admin to read the article for quality. Oh, and forking off discographies, filmographies, or whatever, has been going on for a while so to be somehow surprised or disappointed is simply mildly amusing. The Rambling Man (talk) 11:20, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
You're right, I read articles before !voting. Oh well. --LaserLegs (talk) 11:24, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
Yes, and good for you, great job. Thanks for being that last line of defence, "your country needs you"! It does appear we may need to look at admins posting material too swiftly, regardless of consensus, as I noted, which is, as always, a shame. The Rambling Man (talk) 11:33, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
In fairness, TRM, the fact that you gave this one the green light with your support vote may well have contributed to this one being posted prematurely. I don't disagree that the admin should have checked the thing over before posting, but given your eagle eye for all matters main page, I would personally tend to assume that something you've personally OKd is good to go, or at least less in need of detailed checking...  — Amakuru (talk) 11:36, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
Haha. Laser, you were the first to congratulate the Admin on his speedy posting with your "two dead Germans in a box" comment! Martinevans123 (talk) 11:41, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
(ec) I'm not sure you should load me with that responsibility. I'm not an admin, and the posting admin has made a few quick choices. If I could offer any reasoning to my position, I already have, it was posted as RD with no objection (at the time) and I simply offered my perspective that I believe Previn to have been transformative and thus worthy of a blurb. No point in pursuing blame beyond that, after all my opinions and posts could have simply been ignored, I'm not a superuser, more like a personnongratauser, so I'm not taking any flak on this one, admins need to take full and 100% responsibility for their actions when creating and updating the main page. Perhaps someone would like to encourage the posting admin to comment rather than uniquely conversing with one or two of the contributors. The Rambling Man (talk) 11:43, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
I wasn't blaming you, just offering a potential scenario that may have occurred, and which may or may not be a reason for the premature posting. Anyway, I'm not going to get dragged into this any further... others can be the judge of what happens next. And if I'm ever posting stuff myself in future then I'll certainly take care whether the thing has your vote or not. Thanks  — Amakuru (talk) 11:52, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
You shouldn't take care whoever is voting. It doesn't matter, the admin responsibility is to maintain the integrity of the main page, not to simply vote count, or even see a consensus where one doesn't exist. Admins are charged with this responsibility, and if they continually make errors of judgement in this regard, they should not be allowed the tools to continue to do so. The Rambling Man (talk) 11:58, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Repost I would not have pulled it. pbp 14:28, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Repost debatable as to whether it should have ever been pulled in the first place. Lepricavark (talk) 20:53, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
  • So is this nomination stale yet or not? The small "Orchestral music" sub-section seems to be the main part of the residual problem. Sources could perhaps be found. Or it could be commented out while we search. Thanks. Martinevans123 (talk) 10:09, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
  • It's not stale, there are older blurbs still in the box. The large "Jazz recordings as leader/co-leader" section missing refs is an issue. You can't comment out a list of what makes a person WP:Notable and still be "minimally comprehensive" as stipulated by WP:ITN I'm afraid. --LaserLegs (talk) 12:21, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Sorry, I thought that section was fully sourced. But I see now that about 30 albums (mostly relinks) need a source. Martinevans123 (talk) 12:25, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
  • don't repost - It was deplorable that "he" was pulled (instead of improved or shortened) for formality reasons, but to bring him back now would look even sader. What can we do to not let such a thing happen again? The stats show that our mentioning or not doesn't make a difference when the public is interested (note that the first peak was the day before he was posted), and not to show a person on the Main page in whom the public is interested is no service to readers. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:40, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Somewhat ironic. Maybe a re-vote is required for Previn, unless already stale of course. Martinevans123 (talk) 12:07, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
  • He could replace the last RD if the article was ready. Stephen 12:11, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
  • I've commented out the giggling item as not important. However the "Orchestral music" sub-section is quite important - someone more familiar with classical music might be able to find sources or take the bold decision to comment it out while the search continues. Being the last entry means he's likely to be pushed off soon anyway. Thanks. Martinevans123 (talk) 12:20, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
Re-posting as a blurb is a separate question. Looks like it's not going to happen. Martinevans123 (talk) 12:27, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
  • News-wise, it's stale. After 4,200 words, suggest close. – Sca (talk) 16:45, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

February 27Edit

Armed conflicts and attacks
  • 2019 India–Pakistan standoff
    • The Pakistani Air Force (PAF) conducted six airstrikes in Indian-administered Kashmir, shooting down one Indian aircraft and capturing its pilot following a dogfight. Pakistani officials claimed that they have shot down two Indian Air Force (IAF) jets. Wreckage of one aircraft fell in Azad Kashmir while the other fell in Indian-administered Kashmir. Indian officials initially rejected that any of their pilot was in captured, however, once the footage of Indian pilot in Pakistan's custody were released on the internet, Indian officials admitted that their pilot was captured and his aircraft was shot down. India officials also claimed to have shot down one Pakistani Air Force (PAF) jet that violated its airspace. However, Indian officials claim were rejected by Pakistan.(Times of India)(The Hindu Busineds Line)(BBC News)
    • An Indian Air Force Mi-17 transport helicopter crashed in the Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, killing all six IAF personnel onboard and a civilian on the ground. Initially India claimed that helicopter crashed because of technical error. However, later investigations revealed that Indian Air Force helicopter was shot down as result of friendly fire. The Israeli-manufactured missile was fired by India's air defense system in response to Pakistan Air Force jets who had crossed Line of Control (LOC). However, the missile instead had hit Mi-17 helicopter killing all the people on board.

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(Closed) Cairo train disasterEdit

Unimproved. Stephen 05:02, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Article: Ramses Station train collision (talk, history)
Blurb: ​At least 25 people die in the train collision and subsequent fire engulfing the Ramses Station in central Cairo, Egypt
News source(s): BBC
Nominator's comments: At least 25 dead. Openlydialectic (talk) 03:05, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose. The article is a stub. --BorgQueen (talk) 05:05, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose stub. The Rambling Man (talk) 05:43, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Article contains little more text than the blurb itself would. Needs expansion before we can post it. --Jayron32 12:31, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Per previous. Sca (talk) 13:55, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

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(Posted) 2019 India–Pakistan standoffEdit

Article: 2019 India–Pakistan standoff (talk, history)
Blurb: Military confrontation between India and Pakistan escalates after both countries conduct airstrikes.
Alternative blurb: Update to existing: India and Pakistan skirmish, following an air strike by India.

Nominator's comments: This is a new article for a recently escalated conflict, and is worth mentioning in the Ongoing line, particularly since it involves two nations with nuclear bombs that are now apparently shooting down each other's aircraft. Mikael Häggström (talk) 12:25, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support ... in principle, as this tit-for-tat conflict – which seems more posturing for domestic consumption than anything else – is likely to go on for some time. Sca (talk) 13:24, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • We currently have a blurb about the airstrike. We can consider ongoing when it rolls off the list. Or update the blurb. But not having both at the same time. --Tone 13:23, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support updating blurb. We already have a blurb on the issue that's out of date. We should update the blurb and consider ongoing if necessary one it expires off ITN. ---- Patar knight - chat/contributions 16:04, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Also support updating the blurb, pointing to the 2019 India–Pakistan standoff article as it has the more updated information.Bless sins (talk) 17:00, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Not a war but a tit for tat airspace violation. This is over and not an ongoing war. At least not yet. There is no evidence or implication that any of the 2 countries will take further military action. Infact we have statemens where both countries have clearly indicated their stand that they have no intentions of escalating this. --DBigXray 17:23, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
    • Can you clarify your position? Are you opposing including this as "ongoing", or changing the blurb about the Balakot airstrike to include the India-Pakistan standoff, or both? There are two different proposals here.Bless sins (talk) 17:32, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support and I would say we need to take off "2019 Balakot airstrike" from ITN now since the recent conflict has moved ahead from that single incident. ML talk 17:47, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose leave and update the blurb, if it's still "in the news" when the blurb expires off, drop it into ongoing. When did "ongoing first" become all the rage? --LaserLegs (talk) 18:23, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Update blurb and once it rolls off, post into ongoing. Banedon (talk) 18:26, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose per LaserLegs. The Rambling Man (talk) 22:38, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Propose updating the blurb to one of:
  • Bless sins (talk) 22:53, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Update blurb rather than add to ongoing. Nice4What (talk) 00:24, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support blurb The Balakot airstrike has now become an Indian offensive in this tit for tat aerial conflict and so I would support removing Balakot and instead updating blurb to first blurb proposed by Bless sins with the appendix of the phrase, "in each other's territory." Thus making it,
  • Update blurb - As per Bless Sins Sherenk1 (talk) 04:50, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Update blurb - per Bless Sins. -Zanhe (talk) 05:41, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Remove the "2019 Balakot airstrike" because, now it much more than a single air strike. Pakistan has already responded in equal. Wikipedia shouldn't act as a mouthpieace for Modi. --43.251.252.148 (talk) 05:59, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  • I now also support blurb, as nominator, and added an alternative at top. Mikael Häggström (talk) 06:51, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Posted blurb1 by Bless sins — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 09:01, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – Seems rather outdated. – Sca (talk) 02:42, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment. Altblurb can have this photo after it says "an air strike by India". wumbolo ^^^ 10:22, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Some editors have suggested in WP:ERRORS that this blurb needs an update, and some others have suggested it should be moved to Ongoing. Comments please? — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 13:46, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
  • The military confrontation between India and Pakistan escalates ....
– Outdated – it's not escalating at present. This complex and frequently changing story belongs in Ongoing. – Sca (talk) 14:14, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
Okay I've moved it to ongoing for now. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 20:27, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
@Stephen: can you contribute to this discussion instead of just reverting? — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 21:41, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
Per the other discussion on errors you mean? Stephen 21:49, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
Changed to “Heightened tensions remain between India and Pakistan after both countries conduct airstrikes.” Improvements welcomed. Stephen 22:25, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support move to Ongoing - on reflection I think MSGJ made the right call in moving it to Ongoing. It's true that the original story has been superseded by the thawing of relations in recent days, and the new phrasing makes it no longer look like a news story, but rather something which is ongoing... which is precisely the purpose of the Ongoing section   Thanks  — Amakuru (talk) 22:34, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
    If there are no further comments then I will stick it back in ongoing — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 12:16, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
    Why not let it cycle off the list like every other item does? Stephen 12:20, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
  • I suggest the blurb be updated to:

"Pakistan releases the captured Indian pilot of downed MiG-21 Bison as a 'peace gesture'."

Pakistan returns Indian pilot shot down over Kashmir in 'peace gesture' - The Guardian

Indian pilot handed back by Pakistan in ‘peace gesture’ - Arab News

Abhinandan: Captured Indian pilot handed back by Pakistan - BBC News120.18.121.9 (talk) 04:14, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

(Posted) 2019 Nigerian general electionEdit

Article: 2019 Nigerian general election (talk, history)
Blurb: Muhammadu Buhari is reelected President of Nigeria.
Alternative blurb: Muhammadu Buhari is reelected President of Nigeria and the oppositionist Atiku Abubakar rejects the results.
News source(s): BBC, CNN, Telegraph, The Washington Post

Nominated event is listed at WP:ITN/R, meaning that the recurrence of the event should in itself merit a post on WP:ITN, subject to the quality of the article and any update(s) to it.

Nominator's comments: General Election in one of the most important African nations. Article is being updated. SirEdimon (talk) 04:42, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Comment I'm really not sure how this works, but the leading opposition rejecting the result isn't such a big deal. All elections held in Nigeria since 2003 (except 2015) sees the opposition challenging the result in court. Something along ​Muhammadu Buhari(pictured) is reelected President of Nigeria seems OK by me. Pinging @Ammarpad: - for his views as an experienced ITN contributor. As I said earlier, I'm new to ITN so if this comment seems inappropriate, kindly remove. Regards, Mahveotm (talk) 10:40, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
    Thanks for the ping @Mahveotm: The blurbs are just suggestions and you can add alternatives like I just did. Also I don't think the rejection is that an uncommon thing to be worthy of mentioning in the blurb. –Ammarpad (talk) 10:57, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
    • If there were widespread reports by third parties (e.g. EU monitors) of irregularities, those would be worth mentioning. But that may not be the case here.Bless sins (talk) 17:34, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • In response to our posting of Putin's "reelection" last year, I suggested that show election should not be posted as they are not inherently newsworthy. I was met with near universal consensus that it is not for us to weigh in on the legitimacy of elections. Fair enough, but that must hold here, too. We should not suggest Buhari's victory is tainted while refraining from a similar comment for show elections. ghost 15:12, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support the blurb as is.Bless sins (talk) 17:34, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment - I included the "...and the oppositionist Atiku Abubakar rejects the results." because I saw it in some important newspapers. But I'm not an expert in Nigerian politics, so I accept any other blub suggested. No problem for me.--SirEdimon (talk) 21:25, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Posted Stephen 01:08, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment. Photo. wumbolo ^^^ 10:11, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Agree with Wumbolo. Can we please take down the photo of the convicted child molester Pell and replace it with the President of Nigeria? -Zanhe (talk) 23:10, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

(Closed) 2019 Taplejung helicopter crashEdit

No consensus. Stephen 05:00, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
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Article: 2019 Taplejung helicopter crash (talk, history)
Blurb: Air Dynasty's helicopter crashed in Taplejung which was carrying Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal Rabindra Prasad Adhikari.
News source(s): [1], [2], [3], [4]
 ___CAPTAIN MEDUSAtalk 13:40, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose the RD is sufficient, should it be good enough to be posted. This is a trivial story. The Rambling Man (talk) 22:25, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose per TRM. -Zanhe (talk) 05:42, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

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(Closed) Rabindra Prasad AdhikariEdit

Unimproved. Stephen 05:02, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
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Article: Rabindra Prasad Adhikari (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]

Per this RFC and further discussion, the nomination of any individual human, animal or other biological organism with a standalone Wikipedia article whose recent death is in the news is presumed to be important enough to post. Discussion should focus only on the quality of the article. See also WP:ITNRD.
 ___CAPTAIN MEDUSAtalk 15:39, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
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February 26Edit

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(Posted) RD: Wang YeningEdit

Article: Wang Yening (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): The Paper

Article updated

Per this RFC and further discussion, the nomination of any individual human, animal or other biological organism with a standalone Wikipedia article whose recent death is in the news is presumed to be important enough to post. Discussion should focus only on the quality of the article. See also WP:ITNRD.

Nominator's comments: She died on the 22nd, but it was not reported until the 26th. Zanhe (talk) 05:49, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support - Article seems fine to me.--SirEdimon (talk) 06:00, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Posted — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 15:41, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

(Closed) 2019 Chicago mayoral electionEdit

Consensus against on lack of significance, parochial character. (non-admin closure)Sca (talk) 13:32, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
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Article: 2019 Chicago mayoral election (talk, history)
Blurb: ​Chicago will become USA's most populous city to ever elect a black woman mayor after Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle advance to runoff in 2019 Chicago mayoral election.
News source(s): New York Times, Chicago Sun-Times, AP News
Nominator's comments: Mayoral election in the USA's third-largest city. --> Dotdh15 (talk) 06:19, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak support The fact that Chicago will be the largest city to have an African-American female mayor is historical and long overdue, I am not sure if it's globally newsworthy. Article in good shape though. Perhaps it will become more newsworthy once a mayor is elected on April 2. --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 06:24, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Unless this was something unique, we rarely post local election results. --Masem (t) 06:23, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
Have the regulars become that braindead? The "something unique" is right there at the beginning of the blurb. What I would have a problem with is the use of "first round". It appears that this IS the election and that you're comparing the difference between a general and runoff election to something like a primary and general election, and they're not comparable. RadioKAOS / Talk to me, Billy / Transmissions 07:14, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose we don't post things that might happen generally. And as this is local politics, we don't generally post that either. The Rambling Man (talk) 07:51, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • It's not "might", it's certain; two candidates advanced to the runoff and they're both black women. Davey2116 (talk) 08:01, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • No, they may both die before the runoff. Or withdraw. Or be found guilty of some crime. It's simple, nominate it when it happens. But even then it's local politics, meaningless to many. The Rambling Man (talk) 08:41, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Significant, and article is good. But if we want to wait until the final winner is determined on April 2, I'm fine with that, too. Davey2116 (talk) 08:01, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Wait until the election is finished, then we can evaluate article quality and news coverage. --LaserLegs (talk) 10:10, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Local politics story, lacking in significance. A bit of perspective is needed here - it is incredibly unlikely that a similar story would be published if this "news" took place in any other country that has a majority white population. This "news" doesn't become any more special just because it happened in the US. Chrisclear (talk) 10:12, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Much like the George Pell story, this is significant but too incremental. If I support this, I am bound to support when it happens in LA, then NY. We've now a had a black female SOS, and there is a very decent chance we have a president in two years. Fortunately, the time has passed for this. ghost 10:55, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose it's an election for a position that's not of great significance in a single city in a single country in the whole wide world. The significance is race- and gender-based too, which is of dubious value as well. It's just not of international interest. Banedon (talk) 11:08, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Local politics, very local story. –Ammarpad (talk) 11:12, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

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(Posted) 2019 Balakot airstrikeEdit

Article: 2019 Balakot airstrike (talk, history)
Blurb: Indian Air Force conducts pre-emptive airstrikes at Balakot in Pakistan
Alternative blurb: ​India says it launched air strikes against militants in Pakistani territory after a suicide bombing earlier this month that killed 46 Indian soldiers.
Alternative blurb II: ​India says it launched air strikes against Kashmiri militants in Pakistani territory in a major escalation of tensions between the two countries.
Alternative blurb III: ​India conducts an air strike against suspected Kashmiri militants in Balakot, Pakistan.
Alternative blurb IV: ​India conducts an air strike against suspected militants in Balakot, Pakistan.
News source(s): The Hindu, Reuters, BBC, AP, Guardian

Nominator's comments: A major international event. The terrorist camps in Pakistan were hit. Pakistan confirmed that incursions by the Indian Air Force occurred and Pakistani jets were scrambled in response. DBigXray 06:45, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support based on the significance of the event. The story is still developing. The article needs expansion with additional information before posting. Regards,-Nizil (talk) 06:57, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Altblurb V: Indian military aircrafts dropped bombs in Balakot, Pakistan.
  • Proposed most neutral altblurb5. It is a claim which both nations agree upon without any dispute. Voice your opinion.-Nizil (talk) 16:08, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - As above. Sherenk1 (talk) 06:59, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
Sherenk1, the problem with Blurb2 is that it is factually incorrect, they are "Pakistani" militants. Jaish-e-Mohammed#Membership consists primarily of Pakistani citizens and not Kashmiris as it is being claimed in the blurb2.--DBigXray 09:00, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
User:DBigXray This is the wording used in BBC news article.Sherenk1 (talk) 09:35, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - I support it in principle as it seems to be an important diplomatic event for that region. The article is small, but for sure it'll be improved in a short time. Like everything that involves the relations between India and Pakistan, it's a controversial matter, so I suggest we be very careful with the blurb and all the information on the article before publishing it.--SirEdimon (talk) 07:09, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the kind comments.SirEdimon, indeed since it is a controversial matter, the blurb I proposed is based on news that is confirmed by both Indian and Pakistani official sources. Even Pakistani ISI Spox has confirmed that Balakote was bombed by Indian jets. Source: Dawn (a Pakistani Newspaper that kowtows official narrative) --DBigXray 07:15, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
DBigXray I think you misunderstood it. I did not specifically criticize your blurb. I spoke in a general way, as this matter is very contentious, I think, in a general way, we should be prudent to avoid issues. This is what I meant.--SirEdimon (talk) 07:22, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
Cool. I clarified just in case someone else has this thought. Regards.--DBigXray 07:26, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment as usual, the article needs a copy edit. "pre-emptive" is a marketing term, added alt-blurb 3. --LaserLegs (talk) 11:30, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
    • The problem with your blurb is that it is denied by Pakistan, who insists that the raid hit no militant at all. --BorgQueen (talk) 12:06, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
      • "India conducts airstrikes targeting the militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot, Pakistan." 159.53.110.142 (talk) 12:24, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
        • That's why I said "suspected" --LaserLegs (talk) 12:44, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
...and we can hardly have a blurb that says "India pretends to launch an airstrike...", etc., whatever the BBC say; we'd be laughing stocks! ——SerialNumber54129 12:46, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support, alt blurb 3 looks OK to me. Nsk92 (talk) 12:50, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support, but none of the blurbs seem okay. I don't agree that the militants targeted were Kashmiri militants. The territory where the strikes allegedly happened is undisputed Pakistani territory (India does not claim this land) called Khyber Pakhtunwala. The people residing there may not be Kashmiris. Alt blurb 3 is okay for me if you remove "Kashmiri". Breakfastisready (talk) 14:03, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
Breakfastisready  I added blurb4 based on your feedback. Even  I support the same. --DBigXray 14:23, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Wait – Potentially significant, but no reliable sources provide NPOV info on results. India says hundreds killed, Pakistan says none. – Sca (talk) 14:33, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
    • Right, but reliable sources reliably report India claiming 100's and Pakistan claiming 0. No issue here. WP:VNT applies --LaserLegs (talk) 15:15, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, but just repeating opposite, mutually exclusive claims doesn't inform readers very well. This incident could be just a footnote or a new chapter, depending on what actually happened on the ground. Sca (talk) 15:45, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
The airstrike happened, we can inform readers of that, and inform them about the conflicting reports of casualties from the involved parties. --LaserLegs (talk) 16:39, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – Major development in Asia with huge implications in India-Pakistani relations. Article is good and this is in the news right now. MX () 16:43, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support altblurb IV or V. India's unverified claims who was targeted should not be in the blurb. Regards SoWhy 17:18, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – India has claimed that Pakistan retaliated with heavy shelling along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. I think this should also be added. (NDTV news article) --ASF23 (talk) 17:29, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
In other words, this remains a developing story. Wait. Sca (talk) 18:14, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Working Bringing article up to ITN standards. --QEDK () 18:25, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
Very cool ideogram. Sca (talk) 23:00, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Indian General Elections will take place in April. These airstrikes are just an attempt by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be seen as a strong leader. These won't have any lasting impact. --Suraj.sharma.1992 (talk) 18:45, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
@Suraj.sharma.1992: Even if that is true, (it just seems to be your opinion at the moment) the motivation of the attack is not relevant as to whether it merits posting to ITN. If anything, attacking another country for political purposes at home is more of a reason to post it, not less. 331dot (talk) 18:48, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
See this: "This Is Called 56-Inch Chest": BJP Leader Praises PM Over Balakot Strike. Operations like these are used by the PM to project that he is astrong leader. --Suraj.sharma.1992 (talk) 19:01, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
Following articles also say this: 1 2 3 4 --Suraj.sharma.1992 (talk) 20:37, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
See this CNN article: Why being seen as tough on Pakistan helps India's Modi --Suraj.sharma.1992 (talk) 22:11, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
Which only proves that the attack is significantly in the news, and those reading about it in the news might find it helpful to easily locate the Wikipedia article about it. These are reasons to post it, not keep it off. 331dot (talk) 22:13, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
You are right. I have withdrawn Oppose vote. --Suraj.sharma.1992 (talk) 22:29, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support on both quality and significance. This is a really good article! It just doesn't have any photo. I'm not sure which blurb is the best. wumbolo ^^^ 23:31, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support as an international incident that's clearly newsworthy. Favour a combination of alt blurb & alt 3: both say what happened, and why India are doing it. Banedon (talk) 23:39, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - and ready to be posted.BabbaQ (talk) 23:40, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Posting ALT4. – Muboshgu (talk) 00:09, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks Muboshgu. Can someone give the credits. Regards.--DBigXray 04:26, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Post-posting comment – Needs updating, as Pakistan says two Indian warplanes downed, two pilots captured. [11], [12], [13]. This topic really belongs in Ongoing (see nom. above). – Sca (talk) 13:37, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

(Posted) George PellEdit

Articles: George Pell (talk, history) and History of the Catholic Church (talk, history)
Blurb: ​Cardinal George Pell becomes the highest ranking member of the Catholic Church to ever be convicted of child sexual assault.
News source(s): BBC

Article updated

Nominator's comments: This dovetails nicely with the allegedly ITN-worthy summit the Pope held earlier and can be folded into that blurb if so desired. Abductive (reasoning) 08:28, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Comment: Significance needs to be assessed with the knowledge that Pell was convicted on 11 December and our article stated this soon after (th e blurb should be refactored to be clear on this). It is only making the press today because the Australian gagging order has been lifted. Some foreign press such as the Washington Post reported it at the time - Dumelow (talk) 08:40, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Strong support. (If article us up to scratch). This is the major story about this at the moment, not the pope's summit which shouldn't even have been posted. The Pell conviction is front page news in the UK, France, US etc. and is of general news worthiness for ITN.  — Amakuru (talk) 08:42, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support posting the conviction of such a high ranking church official. 331dot (talk) 11:55, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
    • Any thoughts on the staleness? If WaPo had it in December, surely the word got back to the Aussies, no? ghost 12:28, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
      • The news clearly indicates that this decision hasn't been publicly release until today because of a potential parallel legal case, which has been dropped due to lack of evidence. We have no need to worry about "staleness". The Rambling Man (talk) 13:21, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
      • Agree that this is not stale; it is an unusual case of timing. --Masem (t) 14:21, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support vitally important newsworthy quality story. The Rambling Man (talk) 13:19, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – Support in terms of significance, but it really should link to a separate article on Pell's trial and conviction. The target biographical article, in its first sentence, identifies him as "an Australian prelate ... and the Church's most senior official to be convicted of a sexual offence." Normal bio articles don't usually spotlight the subject's most egregious misdeed right off the bat. Apropos BLP, note that Pell says he plans to appeal. And more than one source is mandatory. – Sca (talk) 14:57, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment this OR the Popes summit, not both. At some point we need to stop reporting every minor development in the internal scandals of a private members organization. --LaserLegs (talk) 15:15, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
The nomination should be considered on its own. At times it's been a fairly high-profile story in the English-speaking world. Sca (talk) 15:49, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
Oppose That's a fine argument at ITNC, but we should still consider the risk of giving undue weight on the main page to clergy rape stories when a) the summit was a nothing-burger and b) the conviction of Pell was widely reported months ago. It's an accepted fact the clergy at all levels were engaged in this behavior. Many have been convicted. It seems the argument for posting today is a) this is the official announcement of the conviction and b) this guy is a cardinal. This is perverted logic; the fact that he's a cardinal has no impact on his ability to commit crimes and be convicted of them. ghost 16:20, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
This user does not reply to users who don't exist. – Sca (talk) 16:28, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
Ghosts are people too, you know. Martinevans123 (talk) 16:36, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
Were people, you mean. Sca (talk) 17:09, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
But do Scas exist, and, if so, what are they? (Admittedly I'm also not too sure about the existence and nature of tlhslobusses either, but then consistency is reportedly the hobgoblin of little minds) Tlhslobus (talk) 15:00, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
Comment I don't think it's fair to call it "widely reported months ago" when it was not reported in Australia, Pell's home country, at all until yesterday. -dmmaus (talk) 05:02, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
Australia has the internet. It may not have been reported in the MSM due to the gag rule, but even the great firewall of China could not have prevented this info from reaching anyone who cared. Separately, I'm striking my opposition in light of the fact that posting this would bump the pope story, thus greatly mitigating UNDUE concerns. GreatCaesarsGhost 18:58, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. Considering how rare it is that major members of the clergy are convicted of such crimes and the widespread reporting, this seems to be ITN worthy. I understand the problem with staleness but agree with my fellow editors above although the blurb needs to be rephrased to clarify that. Regards SoWhy 17:14, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose on article quality. There are multiple CN tags that need to be resolved. Weak Support on significance. We already have the Vatican's summit posted (which I opposed). Posting two stories on what is realistically the same topic does look UNDUE. IMO this is by far the more relevant but I don't like having both up on ITN.. -Ad Orientem (talk) 17:28, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose per LaserLegs - one or the other, but not both. I'm OK with merging this into the Vatican summit blurb. Banedon (talk) 23:35, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support on notability. This is notable, and is news worldwide. The article has several cn-tags though. Davey2116 (talk) 08:02, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support per Davey2116. The cn tags have been fixed. This is definitely notable, and its posting will push the Vatican summit off ITN, so there won't be two blurbs about the same topic, a concern raised by some. -Zanhe (talk) 00:34, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Posted Stephen 01:55, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment: Blurb may be OK, but why do we add a child molester's picture on the front page?--Joseph (talk) 18:05, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Because he's in the news? We have criminals' pictures on the main page regularly, in all the different sections, if an article about them is in the appropriate slot. ‑ Iridescent 20:05, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

(Closed) School strike for climateEdit

WP:SNOW - Next to no chance for approval.(non-admin closure)Sca (talk) 23:08, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
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Article: School strike for climate (talk, history)
Ongoing item nomination

Article updated
Nominator's comments: Motivation: more then 10.000 school strikers in several countries every week, continuously in the news and spurring the debate about global warming in the news. --PJ Geest (talk) 09:16, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose thanks for the nomination but if this just getting a one line in the table update every week, it's not appropriate for Ongoing. The Rambling Man (talk) 14:06, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Strong oppose I think that it won't get enough coverage to get into the ongoing events. Felicia (talk) 14:30, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment agree with TRM,the article is rather thin, document individual marches with decent prose and we can discuss as as blurb. --LaserLegs (talk) 15:17, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose per TRM. -Ad Orientem (talk) 17:37, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

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(Posted) RD: Paulo Nogueira NetoEdit

Article: Paulo Nogueira Neto (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): Estado de Minas, Folha, Globo

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Nominator's comments: Brazilian environmentalist. Fuebaey (talk) 21:31, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support - Article seems fine to me.--SirEdimon (talk) 23:08, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Article has an unsourced section — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 11:13, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
    • I fixed that - sourced the list of publications. Dropped one from 1955 not found, added two more recent ones. Aymatth2 (talk) 12:48, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Posted Stephen 22:34, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Beverley OwenEdit

Article: Beverley Owen (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): USA Today

Article updated

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Nominator's comments: Start Class article with everything sourced. The news reports were only published on 25 Feb, even though she died on 21. DBigXray 16:25, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Weak Support It's a bit thin, but I believe it passes muster for RD. -Ad Orientem (talk) 17:39, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Good enough. Pawnkingthree (talk) 23:20, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - Article is small, but well referenced.--SirEdimon (talk) 23:24, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • If she died on 21 Feb then this one is stale unfortunately. What are the rules regarding late reports? — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 11:15, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
MSGJ we have a very recent example of the Argentina footballer Emiliano Sala. His RD was posted after confirmed reports were published. I think it is fair to consider the date of the reports of death to decide stale or not. There is no way anyone can nominate an RD unless death is reported in media. --DBigXray 19:14, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Posted as last item, there's nothing that will bump her for a while. Stephen 22:48, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Ernst-Wolfgang BöckenfördeEdit

Article: Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): Spiegel

Article updated

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Nominator's comments: Important German expert for constitutional law, former judge of the German Constitutional Court. Zwerg Nase (talk) 14:31, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support as nominator. Have added references, hopefully sufficient. Zwerg Nase (talk) 14:31, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Decent article and adequately sourced. No issues. -Ad Orientem (talk) 17:40, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – Although since it's RD only, that's not necessary. But influential in his field for sure. (Nice work, Zwerg.) Sca (talk) 18:22, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Posted — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 22:20, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Mark HollisEdit

Article: Mark Hollis (musician) (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): Perrone, Pierre (8 October 2012). "After all this time, it's still good to Talk Talk". The Independent. Retrieved 25 February 2019."Mark Hollis, lead singer of Talk Talk, dies at age 64, reports say". The Guardian. 25 February 2019. Retrieved 25 February 2019.

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Nominator's comments: Known as the singer of English pop-rock band Talk Talk. While an official date of death has not yet been confirmed, Hollis has been reported dead as of 25 February 2019. —BLZ · talk 01:36, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support. Fully referenced article so far as I can see. Exact date and cause of death have not yet been reported in any reliable sources, though the fact of his death has been widely reported. A very well-respected and much-loved musical figure. Ghmyrtle (talk) 08:38, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Sufficiently relevant, sufficiently referenced. Mark in wiki (talk) 09:43, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Posted. Black Kite (talk) 11:07, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

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(Closed) Biman Bangladesh Airlines Flight 147Edit

Consensus will not develop to post a minor incident. Stephen 23:19, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
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Article: Biman Bangladesh Airlines Flight 147 (talk, history)
Blurb: ​a hijack-attempt at a Biman Bangladesh Airlines Boeing 737-800 was foiled by Bangladesh armed forces in Chittagong with all the passengers being rescued unharmed.
News source(s): [14], [15], [16], [17], [18], [19], [20]
 103.205.132.70 (talk) 17:26, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Not particularly significant event or with broader political or technical ramifications: also the article needs improvement. At the moment, the lead says the perp was taken into custody while the body says (badly) that he was shot dead. Qu'est-ce qu'on pas ecrit...? ——SerialNumber54129 17:23, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Unless they demonstrate this was terrorism-related (presently they have asserted the man was mentally imbalanced), this is not a significant event. --Masem (t) 17:32, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Foiled with no casualties except for would-be perp. Not significant. Sca (talk) 22:07, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

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(Posted) RD: Mac WisemanEdit

Article: Mac Wiseman (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): Rolling Stone

Article updated

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Nominator's comments: Start Class article with everything sourced. American bluegrass music (country) artist. --DBigXray (talk) 11:04, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support Short, but there's enough there for the main page. Scrupulously referenced. --Jayron32 14:08, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose In its present state, insufficient coverage of the subject's musical career to merit RD posting. SpencerT•C 15:37, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • User:Spencer thanks for your kind feedback, I have now expanded the Music career. While it is far from GA I believe the article now deserves the ITN RD slot. --DBigXray 16:59, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the expansion. I think more could be added regarding the subject's career, but it meets minimum standards, so I will weak support. Best, SpencerT•C 20:29, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Posted — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 21:16, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Lothar ZenettiEdit

Article: Lothar Zenetti (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): katholisch.de

Article updated

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Nominator's comments: Writer and publicist, influential hymnwriter - I began his article in 2016. Sad. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:42, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support Short, but there's enough there for the main page. Scrupulously referenced. --Jayron32 14:09, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Posted — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 21:18, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Margaret Scott (dancer)Edit

Article: Margaret Scott (dancer) (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): danceaustralia

Article updated

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Nominator's comments: influential ballet dancer, article looked already decent when I checked --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:32, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support The organization, with every paragraph getting its own header, is a bit whack, but I won't hold up the nom over that. Everything is referenced, the article covers the breadth of her life. --Jayron32 14:10, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Posted — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 21:22, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

(Posted) 91st Academy AwardsEdit

Article: 91st Academy Awards (talk, history)
Blurb: Green Book wins Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
Alternative blurb: Green Book wins Best Picture and Bohemian Rhapsody wins in four categories at the Academy Awards.
Alternative blurb II: Green Book wins Best Picture and Bohemian Rhapsody wins the most awards with four at the Academy Awards.
News source(s): CNN

Article updated

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Nominator's comments: Preping this with only two awards to go in the ceremony (Director and Film). The article has been updated as it has gone on, and it is more than just tables (it discusses the controversy of the host) Masem (t) 04:05, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Comment and support. All the awards are in now. References seem adequate for a recently made article. Smerdis of Tlön - killing the human spirit since 2003! 05:11, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support updated and ready IMO. Krimuk2.0 (talk) 06:47, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Presenters need a reference. Also, we usually also mention which movie got the most awards if it is not the best picture winner. --Tone 08:06, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
    As of now, the entire presenters list has 7 distinct references. I'm not sure we need an 8th. --Jayron32 14:13, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support I can't find anything wrong. Looks good to go. Favor alt2, second choice alt1. Alt2 is, IIRC, how we have usually formatted these sorts of postings in the past, but if people prefer alt1, it's OK also. --Jayron32 14:13, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
I'd prefer alt1. Krimuk2.0 (talk) 15:02, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Is alt2 even gramatical? I can't parse it — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 15:07, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
    If you take out "with four" it is much better — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 15:14, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support the original blurb. Including the tally winner is just a habit, not an obligation. IMO, it looks odd when the number is so small. ghost 16:16, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
    • A concern of mine is that 4 awards are not great. Unless those four locked up Best Picture, Director, Actor and Actress (a sort of trifecta), 4 is a relatively small number. --Masem (t) 16:55, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Posting. I'll mention Bohemian Rhapsody since it at least got the Best Actor of the big ones, also giving the opportunity to use a picture of Rami Malek. Feel free to change. --Tone 16:58, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Antoine GizengaEdit

Article: Antoine Gizenga (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): Le Soir

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Nominator's comments: Congolese politician. Fuebaey (talk) 19:52, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Comment He was the DRC's Deputy Prime Minister in 1960 under Patrice Lumumba, led a breakaway government from 1960 until 1961, and was Prime Minister of the DRC from 2006 until 2008. One of the Congo's more famous politicians, and one of the last of his generation to die. -Indy beetle (talk) 19:58, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Looks okay — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 20:16, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Posted Stephen 23:09, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

(Posted) Vatican sexual abuse summitEdit

Article: Vatican sexual abuse summit (talk, history)
Blurb: Pope Francis holds a summit on sexual abuse in Vatican City.
News source(s): AP BBC NPR NYT WaPo

Nominator's comments: Unprecedented summit on clerical sexual abuse. It ran from Feb. 21-24. Article was thrown together just now, so there might be some things missing. Could use some pictures. Ununseti (talk) 15:32, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support posting. You've done a good job with the article — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 20:14, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
  • We typically post summits when they result in something significant, which does not seem to be the case here. Stephen 23:08, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment Support – It certainly has gotten a lot of coverage, and Francis's statement comparing sexual abuse of children in the Church to pagan child-sacrifice rites does seem noteworthy. Sca (talk) 23:19, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - the summit is unprecedented and tries to address a serious issue that's widely reported and has global impact. Article quality is good. -Zanhe (talk) 02:01, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Stephen. The summit has been criticized as long on rhetoric but short on substance. Which criticism does not appear to have gotten much attention in the article. Also there have been some very public complaints to the effect that certain topics were off limits at the meeting including the abuse of seminarians and the question of the prevalence of homosexuality within the clergy. Agan, I'm not seeing much discussion of this within the article. -Ad Orientem (talk) 02:37, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support per Zanhe. Seems kind of like a big deal. ―MattLongCT -Talk- 03:27, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose, as sources say, "short on details". Also posting this would run afoul of WP:RIGHTGREATWRONGS. Abductive (reasoning) 04:16, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. Major event in the history of the largest Christian denomination. Received massive international news coverage. Perceived inadequacies in the results, the day after its conclusion, also run afoul of WP:RIGHTGREATWRONGS. Smerdis of Tlön - killing the human spirit since 2003! 05:05, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support I'm on the fence on significance, but quality more than compensates for that. I don't follow the WP:RGW argument. If we were posting clergy molestation stories back in the 80s, yeah, that would be RGW because we'd be drawing attention to that which was otherwise being kept quiet or denied. ghost 12:35, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Prominently covered by news source, and Wikipedia has a decent article to highlight. Checks all the right boxes. --Jayron32 14:14, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Conditionally. There are two cn templates in the article that need to be referenced. 7&6=thirteen () 14:52, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support I added an infobox with the summit's logo since no photo has been added yet, hope that helps. Nice4What (talk) 15:16, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. I've been seeing this in the news a lot recently. I added refs for those two cns. Ahiijny (talk) 15:17, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment I support this but I feel the blurb needs a bit more to explain what happened or will happen. I know the next step appears to be the Vatican writing out new policies and processes for dealing with the issues around the matters. Just saying a summit was held gives no context. --Masem (t) 16:02, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support on notability - very much in the news and quality is up to par --DannyS712 (talk) 20:33, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • I have commented so will not post, but I have marked it as ready — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 21:05, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Posted Stephen 22:22, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Unlike the Pell story (see above), unless there is something I'm missing, this doesn't seem like a world changing story. Not sure what the significance is.  — Amakuru (talk) 08:45, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Li XueqinEdit

Article: Li Xueqin (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): Beijing News

Article updated

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Nominator's comments: The most famous living historian in China, until now. Zanhe (talk) 02:13, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support. Looks fine to me. -- Ununseti (talk) 15:37, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Looks good.   Posted — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 20:08, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

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(Posted) RD: DouglasEdit

Article: Douglas (parrot) (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): RTL Nieuws, Der Spiegel, SVT

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Nominator's comments: Brazilian actor. Fuebaey (talk) 20:23, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support Looks OK to me. –Ammarpad (talk) 03:56, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Thought I'd stick my beak in, and the article could turn out to be a cracker. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 12:09, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Not just pining for the fjords, it seems. Martinevans123 (talk) 12:30, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Posted — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 12:57, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Proposed deletion rationale is as follows: "This is a parrot that had one film role. Not at all notable. Most actors/actresses who have had only one film role usually have their wikipedia pages deleted as there isn't enough merit to this 'celebrity' status. Same should apply to animal actors." Martinevans123 (talk) 23:03, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • It's no longer on the MP.--SirEdimon (talk) 23:06, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • So perhaps this entry should state: "(Pulled)"? Martinevans123 (talk) 23:15, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • I'm not sure if it was pulled. I think it left the MP because new RDs took its place.--SirEdimon (talk) 23:34, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Yup. This happens sometimes when there's a lot of RDs on one particular day. There's got to be a DYK here though, surely? Black Kite (talk) 23:36, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • @Martinevans123: But it wasn't pulled. It moved off the end of the template like all postings do, it just moved really really fast (see this edit). --DannyS712 (talk) 23:37, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
Given that we've moved to 6 RDs if they fit on 2 lines, I've put him back. Stephen 23:40, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, too confused to keep track any more. The PROD has now been removed anyway. Martinevans123 (talk) 23:42, 25 February 2019 (UTC) .... let's hope it doesn't get "nailed to its perch."
Pretty flighty RD stint. Maybe that means he's not still dead? A winged vampire? Sca (talk) 16:53, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

(Closed) Assam alcohol poisoningsEdit

Stale, unimproved, no consensus. Stephen 01:03, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
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Article: Assam alcohol poisonings (talk, history)
Blurb: ​At least 133 people have died and more than 100 are being treated in hospital after drinking toxic bootleg alcohol in north-eastern India.
News source(s): BBC, Guardian, toll 133 nowIndia Today

Article needs updating
Nominator's comments: Article has just been created. Great loss of life. Sherenk1 (talk) 16:09, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose (the current revision is Special:PermanentLink/884724148) - its 1 sentence total --DannyS712 (talk) 16:14, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – Obviously the current "article" does not qualify. If it were to be developed into a genuine article, I'm not sure this all-too-common occurrence would qualify for ITN, despite the number of deaths. Sca (talk) 17:41, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose for now. Article is a micro-stub. I am neutral for now on the merits. -Ad Orientem (talk) 20:55, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment: I'm not yet convinced on the significance of this event. Such poisonings are not uncommon in India; we have articles on nine in the past decade alone and this incident is currently only the fourth most deadly - Dumelow (talk) 21:07, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
    • I was thinking along the same lines. So why do they keep drinking it? Because they can't afford the proper alcoholic beverages? I'd rather quit drinking alcohol then. --BorgQueen (talk) 21:47, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
So you're telling us you'd rather be alive than dead? Sca (talk) 22:32, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Next to nothing at target article. I've retitled it, though, so switched the title here. May as well vote while I'm editing. InedibleHulk (talk) 02:07, February 24, 2019 (UTC)
  • Support the article has been improved a lot since its nomination. A big tragedy with a huge loss of life (133 so far). The ITN criteria has been met. --DBigXray 08:20, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Article is still looking rather bare. One section is completely empty — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 20:04, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Article isn't much more than a stub and news-wise the story's getting stale. Sca (talk) 23:22, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Article is still quite weak. It does not need to be a GA but taking 2016 Irkutsk mass methanol poisoning as an example, the article should have a brief mention of the causes. Hrodvarsson (talk) 02:16, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Still rather short and this isn’t really a rare occurrence, sadly. Pawnkingthree (talk) 23:24, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support One of the biggest alcohol poisonings in India. More than 150 people died and 300 hospitalised. The article, though needs improvement but contain enough information of the incident. Wiki.editAnshu (talk) 08:06, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

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(Posted) RD: Stanley DonenEdit

Article: Stanley Donen (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): The Guardian

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Nominator's comments: Director of Singin’ in the Rain. Article is rated GA class. Pawnkingthree (talk) 14:28, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Provisional support - director and producer of one of my favourite films, Bedazzled ("You fill me with inertia"). Although a GA there are a few issues with unsourced claims, I've tagged those pending a fix. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 14:43, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment. Article text seems reasonably referenced. The filmography, as is often the case, is not referenced at all. Capitalistroadster (talk) 15:56, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose – All his films are referenced in the body. There is no need for citations again. We just need to take care of the 6 citations needed. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 16:21, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. The filmography is also fully sourced in a separate article. I'd be happy to look over the other refs.--Phibesfan (talk) 18:02, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
All citations accounted for. User:Yorkshiresky did some great work and hopefully will vote. I think some of the unreferenced info was added after it became a GA.--Phibesfan (talk) 19:02, 23 February 2019 (UTC)--Phibesfan (talk) 19:02, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
Support, but also believe that it should be a main headline instead of just Recent Deaths.--Phibesfan (talk) 19:35, 23 February 2019 (UTC)--Phibesfan (talk) 19:35, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support I believe all the outstanding issues have been addressed. yorkshiresky (talk) 19:12, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support on quality; no comment on notability/blurb. Marked as ready --DannyS712 (talk) 22:29, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Posted in RD. Blurb will need more explicit consensus for that — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 22:30, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment: This peppering citations into filmography list is imho a bit nonsensical. Did you actually discuss/check that with Wikipedia:WikiProject Actors and Filmmakers, other film related projects pages and with peoples writing articles in that area. To my knowledge filmography entries only need to have citations in cases were a verification might be difficult. That means in particular cases which are not listed in various film databases and/or film that are hard to accees. Also note each filmography entry is already a primary source for itself of sorts and this only fails for films which are lost. So in particular adding citations in Donen filmography seems completely unnecessary.--Kmhkmh (talk) 23:52, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

Shipping of humanitarian aid to VenezuelaEdit

Nominator's comments: I know I'm nominating this some days late, but the event is not stale. Worthy of mention is also the burning of three trucks containing aid; there has been a lot of coverage regarding the event. The crisis will probably have important news while it is ongoing, and we don't know for sure how much it will last. That said, I truly think that nominations should have a blurb when a notable event in Venezuela happens, such as this ammount of these deaths. I encourage any recommendation and fix regarding grammar. Jamez42 (talk) 14:09, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Weak oppose this is already in Ongoing, isn't it? Also, it seems to have dropped off international news already. Banedon (talk) 11:12, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

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(Posted) RD: Morgan WoodwardEdit

Article: Morgan Woodward (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): Dallas News, Hollywood Reporter

Article updated

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Nominator's comments: Start Class article about an American actor with everything sourced. DBigXray 09:14, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Posted Stephen 21:59, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

(Posted to Ongoing) Sudanese protests (2018–19)Edit

Article: Sudanese protests (2018–19) (talk, history)
Ongoing item nomination
News source(s): BBC

Nominator's comments: Important political event in Africa. Article needs to be updated. --SirEdimon (talk) 03:46, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Sounds like this might be an Ongoing posting, if updated, I'm not sure. 331dot (talk) 11:03, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Better suited for Ongoing, and it needs some copyediting. –Ammarpad (talk) 12:15, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Strong support on significance, but the narrative needs a lot of work. We should feel no need to rush to post; this story is not going stale. Ongoing does seem like the best option. ghost 02:09, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support as one of the lead authors (weirdly). The central and regional governments were just dissolved. That's rather big news. Compare the monthly views to Yellow Vest Movement which did not lead to government dissolutions (only to one mayor being sent off to the Conseil Constitutionnel). Help improving the article would be appreciated. ^^ SashiRolls t · c 14:19, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Now that this is an ongoing nom, it fulfills the criteria. Article is pretty good. Davey2116 (talk) 17:42, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Posted to ongoing — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 20:03, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

(Closed) RD: Clark James GableEdit

Stale (non-admin closure) --DannyS712 (talk) 21:28, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
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Article: Clark James Gable (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination

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Nominator's comments: American actor, and grandson of Clark Gable, dies at age 30. Davey2116 (talk) 01:32, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose for now - Stub. Needs improvement before being posted.--SirEdimon (talk) 03:49, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose stub. The Rambling Man (talk) 12:34, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

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(Closed) RD: Brody StevensEdit

Stale (non-admin closure) --DannyS712 (talk) 21:29, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
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Article: Brody Stevens (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination

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Nominator's comments: American comedian dies in apparent suicide at age 48. Davey2116 (talk) 01:32, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose for now - Article has several ref issues.--SirEdimon (talk) 03:50, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

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(Closed) Biodiversity lossEdit

No consensus to post. Stephen 22:26, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
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Article: Biodiversity loss (talk, history)
Blurb: ​The UN's FAO reports a decline in the biodiversity required for the world's food.
News source(s): BBC

Article updated
Nominator's comments: This is the latest in a series of alarming reports warning of a significant decline in biodiversity. Andrew D. (talk) 11:16, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - Big news of major human interest. Can't ignore it. (WaltCip, logged out) --128.227.165.102 (talk) 13:47, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose not because the issue is not important but this is a speculative report, stating that if we don't stop decline in biodiversity we may see issues related to food supplies. The UN like most of their forward-looking reports wants countries to take steps now to prevent a possibility. --Masem (t) 14:26, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Per Masem.--SirEdimon (talk) 19:43, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Masem. The Rambling Man (talk) 19:54, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Per Masem. Sca (talk) 21:28, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support with alternative blurb. Like most risk management reports, the FAO report is a meta-review of the "role and importance" (why do we need it), "drivers of change" (why is it changing), "status and trends" (how much of it and which direction that's going), "state of use" (what are we doing with it), "state of categorization" (how are we collecting data), "state of conversation" (what are we doing about it), "enabling frameworks" (what is helping us do something about it) and "needs and challenges" (what do we need to do). To call the report speculative is to only read Chapter 9 ("needs and challenges"). There's a huge amount of quantitative data we can report on here without touching that "may" statement (even if that is supported by extensive scientific evidence). TheDragonFire (talk) 04:31, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment. If this is so significant, perhaps the main FAO article needs to be updated. wumbolo ^^^ 13:18, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Precedent This is the first assessment report on biodiversity by the FAO but the similar IPCC Fifth Assessment Report was posted at ITN in 2013. Andrew D. (talk) 13:21, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
    • There, for the IPCC, there was much more coverage of te report, and while this biodiversity report is being covered, its far from the headlines compared to the IPCC. --Masem (t) 16:31, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose doesn't seem like a big deal, e.g. from the quoted source, "The Gambia says that large losses of wild foods have forced communities to turn to industrially processed foods to supplement their diets". Okay, and is that bad? What's wrong with industrially processed food anyway? Banedon (talk) 11:15, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

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(Posted) Four new letters in DNA alphabetEdit

Article: Hachimoji DNA (talk, history)
Blurb: ​Scientists synthesize four new letters that can be used in DNA
Alternative blurb: ​Scientists synthesize Hachimoji DNA composed of four additional nucleobases than those naturally found in DNA.
Alternative blurb II: ​Scientists create viable DNA, using four additional new bases, greatly expanding the types of life forms that may exist in the universe.
News source(s): [21][22][23][24][25]

Article updated

 Banedon (talk) 05:18, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Oppose Cool concept, but so theorhetical as to what it could mean. If it were the discovery of four new naturally occurring base pairs, that might more significant, but this seems far too novel to have any real application now. --Masem (t) 06:59, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
    • Why would discovery of new naturally occurring base pairs be more significant? Banedon (talk) 11:24, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Maybe The article needs work to explain what's new rather than just speculation. And the blurb needs work because the concept is four new letters rather than four new alphabets. The potential is enormous though. I suppose that evolution already tried and rejected this way of doing things but introducing alien DNA into our environment could literally change life as we know it. Andrew D. (talk) 10:35, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose this has no context at all, completely "meh?" moment. The Rambling Man (talk) 19:54, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Soft approve Scientific research and success are notable, this certainly is interesting. doktorb wordsdeeds 20:06, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
    Yes, but to 99.9995% of our readers, it's intractable. Could you suggest a blurb which is meaningful and contextual to the masses? The Rambling Man (talk) 21:30, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
"Scientists manufacture DNA with 8 bases."? Sagittarian Milky Way (talk) 00:08, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Rather obscure; significance unclear. Sca (talk) 21:33, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - Creating artificial nucleobases and doubling the number of DNA letters is absolutely revolutionary. Nobody can tell what the long-term implications will be (this could lead to things we can't even imagine), but it'll surely be more significant than 100% of the sports tournaments we regularly feature on ITN. The research is published in Science so it's solid, and the article is good quality, kudos to Drbogdan. -Zanhe (talk) 06:34, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - Yes - *entirely* agree with comments above supporting (or approving) this proposed candidate for ITN - another possible blurb (or equivalent) may be as follows: "Scientists create viable DNA, using four additional new bases, greatly expanding the types of life forms that may exist in the universe." - in any case - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 14:20, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
    • We don't know if it's "viable". Yes, it forms a double helix but they haven't shown anything like replicability, and decoding to actual proteins. Also "may exist" is far too speculative. Basically, this is far too basic research at the current state for the ITN; if they demonstrated a viable single cell organism that actually used the 8-base DNA, then that might be worth talking about. --Masem (t) 16:37, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
      • @Masem: Apparently, the researchers adapted an enzyme ("T7 polymerase") to produce unnatural "Hachimoji genes", which, in turn, were used to produce unnatural "Hachimoji RNA", and later, "Hachimoji proteins".[1][and related refs at "Hachimoji DNA#References"?] - afaik - this is, in itself, at least a form of "viable DNA" I would think - although there may be greater degrees/levels of "viability" as noted of course - in addition - expanding the usual genetic code from 4 natural bases to 8 bases suggest that the usual 4 natural bases (A,C,G,T) are not unique to producing a successful molecular genetic system - and, as a result, opens up the possibility of life existing in the universe of a kind not as we know it - iac - hope this helps in some way - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 18:37, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ Dumé, Bello (22 February 2019). "Hachimoji DNA doubles the genetic code". Physics World. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  • Support -- Added an alternate blub. There is no need to dumb it down. Readers can go to the links and learn more. We have a Featured Article on DNA and an OK article on Nucleobase. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 15:01, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support alt-blurb 2. I've got no idea what this is, but it sounds cool so let's post it Openlydialectic (talk) 15:54, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose using DNA for data storage is over-hyped vaporware, and this is still just a lab demonstration. I'm not convinced it is as important as its proponents think it is. power~enwiki (π, ν) 16:56, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support, with some preference for the original blurb but the alt blurbs are also OK. This is not about storing data, but about scientists creating, for the first time ever, four new basic blocks of life. Nsk92 (talk) 17:26, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Interesting story, in the news, and article looks okay. Support — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 22:24, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support per above. Davey2116 (talk) 03:56, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Posted. -- King of ♠ 04:12, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
    Thank for that! I just learned= something new! :) ―Matthew J. Long -Talk- 04:46, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
The good news is, we got Mr. Iconic's dark glasses out of the ITN box. – Sca (talk) 15:26, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

February 21Edit

Armed conflicts and attacks

International relations

Law and crime

Politics and elections

Science and technology

(Posted) RD: Hilde ZadekEdit

Article: Hilde Zadek (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): Vienna State Opera

Article updated

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Nominator's comments: Soprano for decades in major roles at the Vienna State Opera, international guest performances. For a pleasant change, the article was already decently referenced, and with the obituaries, even more could be done if needed. - Looking closer, it looked so decent because Grimes2 already updated before me. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:40, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support - Article quality looks good. Nice work. -Zanhe (talk) 20:15, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support on quality, marked as ready --DannyS712 (talk) 22:03, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Posted — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 22:15, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: E DongchenEdit

Article: E Dongchen (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): China Daily

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Nominator's comments: Chinese scientist and polar explorer. Zanhe (talk) 01:33, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support on quality; referenced enough --DannyS712 (talk) 22:06, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - refs look good.--BabbaQ (talk) 01:05, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Posted — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 04:09, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Nick CafardoEdit

Article: Nick Cafardo (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): Boston Globe

Article updated

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Nominator's comments: Start Class article with everything sourced. Sports Columnist DBigXray 05:04, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support. Don't see any pressing issues. Nohomersryan (talk) 06:33, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support short but okay; marked as ready --DannyS712 (talk) 07:26, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment Are these really the types of sources we want to use on a BLP?--- Coffeeandcrumbs 16:27, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
    @Coffeeandcrumbs: I think they are okay... if you disagree, feel free to remove the "ready' tag --DannyS712 (talk) 17:16, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
    I checked all three out, here's my analysis: The first is the website of the Whitman Times, from Whitman, Massachusetts, a legitimate local newspaper. It's a small circulation local paper, but I have no reason to doubt that it is a legit newspaper. It seems perfectly reliable. The second is his CV from an organization he worked for; it would not be independent for the purpose of determining notability, but otherwise I have no reason to doubt its reliability (reliable sources and independent sources are different things; sources that are not independent are fine so long as they are reliable, and are not being used to justify inclusion per WP:N). The third source is borderline, but 1) the writer does list his own sources, so that helps and 2) It isn't being used to provide a source for contentious information. I think its OK, it would be better if it were supplemented with a higher quality source, but it's not enough to get bent out of shape over. Based on my analysis, I am not worried about any of the three sources as worth holding this off the main page.
  • Support Article is short, but of sufficient quality and length. Full referenced. Looks fine to me. --Jayron32 17:27, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Thank you. Please fix the broken reference with missing closing tag. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 18:42, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Posted — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 22:00, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

(Closed) SpaceIL Launches aboard SpaceX Falcon9 RocketEdit

WP:SNOW - there is no support for posting at this time. But, when the rocket tries to land in 2.5 months, there may be more support. (non-admin closure) --DannyS712 (talk) 22:26, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
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Article: SpaceIL (talk, history)
Blurb: ​Israel to become fourth country to land a spacecraft on the moon after the launch of SpaceIL aboard a Falcon 9 Rocket
Alternative blurb: ​SpaceIL, the first commercial rocket, is launched aboard a Falcon 9 towards the moon.
Alternative blurb II: ​Israel becomes fourth country to launch a rocket to the moon
News source(s): https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/21/science/spacex-launch-israel.html
Nominator's comments: This is historic because it's 1) going to the moon, and 2) it's the first non-government rocket going to the moon. I think in a few months hopefully when it lands we can also have a blurb, but just a successful launch is noteworthy enough. I think we can work on the blurb, mentioning Google prize, etc. Sir Joseph (talk) 02:04, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Leaning on oppose until either the lander successfully lands on the moon (in 2.5 months) or there's some incident. Falcon 9 has launched before with payload so that launch is nothing really new. --Masem (t) 02:12, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • wait textbook WP:CRYSTALBALL. Post it when it lands Openlydialectic (talk) 02:15, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • In this case the launch already has the Beresheet module in Earth orbit, which is not just a regular payload, it had some people worried it wasn't going to make it. Besides, even if it was just a regular launch, it is newsworthy for the launch itself, it's the first commercial launch to the moon, make it or not, it's one for the books. Again, those saying wait or oppose are missing the point, the launch itself is newsworthy, regardless if it makes it to the moon or not. Sir Joseph (talk) 02:16, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Wait Israel hasn't launched a rocket, they've paid SpaceX to launch their probe which will potentially land on the moon. The Google Prize has ended, so not sure why that would be mentioned. The launch is routine, landing on the moon is when this should be nominated. Stephen 03:06, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Going to the moon is not routine, so that's why it's newsworthy, itself, regardless if it actually makes it to the moon. I mentioned the Google Prize because I think it's an interesting aspect to it that people might find interesting. Sir Joseph (talk) 03:18, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Wait prefer wait too per above. Whether or not it successfully lands, it'll be news and we can post it then. Banedon (talk) 05:26, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Wait – 'til it lands. Sca (talk) 16:08, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

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(Closed) Jussie SmollettEdit

WP:SNOW. Pawnkingthree (talk) 21:13, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
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Article: Jussie Smollett (talk, history)
Blurb: ​American actor Jussie Smollett is charged with filing a false police report after he said he was assaulted in a hate crime.
News source(s): [29] [30]
Nominator's comments: Has been one of the biggest news stories over the past 3 weeks. Reports suggest that this case, one of the most famous racial hoaxes in recent times, could impact how future cases are dealt with. The story has reached a certain threshold in the police investigation and appears to have reached its peak in terms of being in the news, so now is the best time to post. HampsteadLord (talk) 20:35, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose for two reasons. (1) We usually post convictions or sentencing, not charges filed. (2) This is a case that has drawn attention, but is really just about him and his career, no broader implications for anyone else. – Muboshgu (talk) 20:50, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Muboshgu. --Masem (t) 20:53, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose this is of mild interest to probably another section of the main page but is not something I would expect to see covered in an almanac of the year's most newsworthy or notable stories. The Rambling Man (talk) 20:58, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose per above, suggest snow close. Sca (talk) 21:05, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose while notable since Smollett orchestrated his attack, and it now appears his racist letter he received a while back, it's not worthy enough for inclusion for a worldwide encyclopedia. Although, to an extent, I can see little support for inclusion for lots of media celebrities rush to judgement and support, and how they blamed certain people for this incident, which might be noteworthy in itself. Sir Joseph (talk) 21:10, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

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(Closed) RD: Peter TorkEdit

Stale, unimproved. Stephen 21:57, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
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Article: Peter Tork (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): Washington Post

Article updated

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Nominator's comments: A few citation verifications (unrelated to the death) pending — xaosflux Talk 19:30, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose for now "A few citation verifications (unrelated to the death) pending" is somewhat understating the extent of the problems in an article in which 16 out of 35 paragraphs lack a single citation - Dumelow (talk) 19:51, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
    Working on (several people are) over 8 new citations added today, some unsourced info removed. — xaosflux Talk 20:59, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, on rereading my comment it came across a bit pessimistic and confrontational, apologies. Best of luck improving the article. One thing I like about the RD process is that it is quite effective at instigating improvements to a wide variety of biography articles. If its ready in time give me a ping and I'll drop by to switch to support - Dumelow (talk) 07:55, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose with regret. Looks like some chopping out needs doing, or forking, as this seems unlikely to be ready in a timely fashion. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:01, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
    Trying - could use a few more hands, but may not make the fast RD cycle (at work now, so going a bit slow). — xaosflux Talk 21:13, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment. Article is improved although citations needed. The songs written section is mostly unreferenced and could perhaps be omitted. Unlike Paul McCartney, Peter Tork was not known for his song writing. Capitalistroadster (talk) 23:49, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose with regret I’ve held out for as long as I could but the article is just not up to scratch, despite improvements. I think it’s a real shame that some editors are fixated on high-fiving each other for reverting vandalism and templating anything that moves, while articles like this are left to rot :-( Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:42, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
    @Ritchie333: (and others) thanks for the notes, don't have time to clear this up without leaving huge sections on the chopping room floor. Thanks for everyone who has helped improve the article, I'd rather see it continue to get better over time then to canalize it just for a RD spot. — xaosflux Talk 17:41, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

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(Closed) PewDiePie vs T-SeriesEdit

Oh the weather outside is frightful... --Jayron32 18:32, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
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Article: PewDiePie vs T-Series (talk, history)
Ongoing item nomination
News source(s): Washington Post
Nominator's comments: This is being seen as a battle between individual creators on the internet and big corporations. This will determine the future of the Internet. Pewd4life (talk) 17:29, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

Strongest possible support Highly important event, possibly the most important in the XXI century so far. Openlydialectic (talk) 17:42, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Strongest possible oppose Who the hell cares who has the most subscriptions on YouTube? Before I clicked the link, I thought it was referring to a lawsuit with implications on Internet freedoms or somesuch. – Muboshgu (talk) 18:00, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose. I'm struggling to see any real-world implications for this event. If there are any it can be nominated for a blurb when they happen. Thryduulf (talk) 18:26, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

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(Posted) 2019 Dhaka fireEdit

Article: 2019 Dhaka fire (talk, history)
Blurb: ​A fast-moving fire killed at least 70 when it swept through a historic district of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka.
Alternative blurb: ​A raging fire kills at least 80 as it sweeps through a historic district of Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka.
News source(s): BBC, AP, Guardian

Article needs updating

Nominator's comments: Just created, so give some time as other editors work on it. Around 70 people have died Sherenk1 (talk) 04:59, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Comment - I'll promptly support it when it's ready to go. It seems a very significant event with a big death toll.--SirEdimon (talk) 06:07, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
  • It's been a few hours since the last significant edit and I'm half-expecting to give it a little prod. Dat GuyTalkContribs 08:37, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – pending article development. Alt1 offered per AP's 81 death toll, which may change (note present tense). Sca (talk) 13:23, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support on merits. It appears that the article is being quickly developed. I recommend modifying the language of the altblurb; no need to use personification ("raging fire") for emphasis. Brendon the Wizard ✉️ 16:08, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
No problem – must admit the journalistic phrase "raging fire" is a cliché, and "fast-moving" would be fine. Note that around 16:30 the AP reduced its "at least" toll to 67. – Sca (talk) 17:27, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - and ready to post.BabbaQ (talk) 21:23, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose on quality. Too short at the moment. Hrodvarsson (talk) 03:22, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support I went ahead and deleted the only unsourced claim in the article, and the quality of the article has been significantly improved since the last vote. (NorthernFalcon (talk) 16:14, 22 February 2019 (UTC))
  • Oppose Come on; the first section opens with "eventually." Plus, take out the "thoughts and prayers" and you could fit the whole article on a cocktail napkin. ghost 18:06, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose I have to agree with GCG here. Dat GuyTalkContribs 20:11, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose – Significant, but article hasn't been sufficiently fleshed out over the last day and a half. More than a third of the text is devoted to "Reactions," which add no information. Sca (talk) 21:39, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support, three full-fledged sourced sections by now, significance undisputable. Brandmeistertalk 10:56, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
It's somewhat better, but reactions and "Financial assistance" still make up half the article. Plus, in news terms it's getting stale (like houseguests and fish). Sca (talk) 22:43, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Article has been expanded, decent enough for ITN. -Zanhe (talk) 22:44, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Now sufficiently expanded. -- Pawnkingthree (talk) 00:17, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Posted. -- King of ♠ 00:35, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

February 20Edit

Arts and culture

International relations

Disasters and accidents

Law and crime

Politics and elections

Science and technology
  • One surviving female specimen of the Fernandina Galápagos tortoise species, which was thought to be extinct for more than 100 years, is found. (USA Today)

(Closed) RD: Francisco MañosaEdit

Stale and withdrawn (non-admin closure) --DannyS712 (talk) 20:16, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
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Article: Francisco Mañosa (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): business mirror, abs-cbn

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 DannyS712 (talk) 16:23, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose will look again once every "work" is referenced. The Rambling Man (talk) 20:13, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

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(Posted) RD: Vinny VellaEdit

Article: Vinny Vella (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): USA Today

Article updated

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Nominator's comments: Start Class article of an actor with everything sourced. IMHO ready to post. DBigXray 06:04, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support on quality; marked as ready --DannyS712 (talk) 16:14, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Thanks DannyS712, I hope an admin comes along and posts this soon or else it will be stale. --DBigXray 05:01, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Unreferenced films.  Stephen 06:37, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • User:Stephen an IP had added unreferenced films after the nomination. I have fixed the filmography again. Please check if you can support this nomination now. --DBigXray 07:09, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - I don't see any issues stopping an RD post.BabbaQ (talk) 08:01, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Posted — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 22:06, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

(Closed) RD: Fred FosterEdit

Stale (non-admin closure) --DannyS712 (talk) 20:16, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
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Article: Fred Foster (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): Rolling Stone,The Tennessean

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Nominator's comments: Nashville music legend who helped launch the careers of Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison and founded Monument Records. Country Music Hall of Fame (2016). CoatCheck (talk) 23:39, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose brief article but lacking refs in the main. The Rambling Man (talk) 20:16, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

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(Posted) RD: Ekkehard WlaschihaEdit

Article: Ekkehard Wlaschiha (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): BR

Article updated

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Nominator's comments: The headline in the (German) obituary translates to "With Alberich to world fame" - live broadcast from the Met, and performance in the reopening of the Semperoper. - I found the article as an undersourced stub, it had been longer but that was copyright violation. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:59, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Posted Stephen 22:28, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

(Ongoing) Battle of Baghuz FawqaniEdit

Article: Battle of Baghuz Fawqani (talk, history)
Ongoing item nomination
Alternative blurb: ​The Syrian Democratic Forces, supported by the U.S., France and the UK, defeat and capture the last territories controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria.
Alternative blurb II: ​The Syrian Democratic Forces defeats the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in the Battle of Baghuz Fawqani
News source(s): Reuters

Nominator's comments: 'Caliphate' being territorially defeated after 5 years is major news. Adding this post pre-emptively to avoid this being posted late (as was the case for North Macedonia.) When this happens (which it will per official sources, this is not WP:CRYSTALBALL) I suggest posting it as soon as the article is swiftly updated. Nice4What (talk) 18:02, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support This is very significant and the article appears to be in decent shape. -Ad Orientem (talk) 03:06, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Wait, the last news I heard said it's on the verge of defeat. The situation will probably clarify within a day or two. Brandmeistertalk 09:22, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose the article on it's own doesn't explain it's significance vs any other battle in the ongoing civil war. I'm concerned about claiming "the defeat of ISIL" because their principal opponent declares it such. ISIL will be taking credit for suicide bombings for the next 20 years. From a quality standpoint, there are some large paragraphs with a single source, and the prose which is there is filled with the usual irrelevant anecdotal commentary like "The civilian truck drivers said 18 foreigners were among the dozens of civilians fleeing with them". We're supposed to be reporting on the "final defeat of ISIL in Syria" but the article is highlighting 18 non-Syrians fleeing? Come on. The problem with WP:RECENTism is that the article gets fluffed up with this sort of reliably sourced but ultimately unverified factoids. When the Syrian civil war ends and either the SDF or Assad surrenders and admits defeat, then that's a post. --LaserLegs (talk) 13:59, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Ongoing and promote to blurb if/when the battle concludes. Banedon (talk) 22:04, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Ongoing - the battle has not yet ended, but per above, if it concludes with the Islamic State losing the last of its Syrian territory, that's certainly noteworthy enough for a blurb. Brendon the Wizard ✉️ 16:51, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Reposted and support for Ongoing - BBC reports that civilians have evacuated and remaining militants have surrendered, complete capture is imminent. I certainly recommend posting it to "Ongoing" and later as a blurb once the battle has concluded. (I also tweaked blurb to cover add the UK, which I initially omitted; I've listed the countries in that specific order as it is US and France on the front lines, with air support from the UK. Wouldn't be opposed to replacing them with CJTF-OIR though most countries in the coalition aren't participating in this final battle, so I feel it'd be a little less accurate.) Nice4What (talk) 18:05, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment proposed alt-blurb 2 which doesn't pretend that ISIL will just pack up and go home. --LaserLegs (talk) 20:11, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
They have a home? Sca (talk) 13:36, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
  • I feel that the defeat of ISIL territorially here is what makes this specific battle significant, alt blurb II just seems like another battle going on in Syria. Nice4What (talk) 20:32, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    You're free to leave a !vote to that effect. I would appreciate it if you'd not comment on my remarks directly, except if seeking clarification. --LaserLegs (talk) 22:24, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    "I would appreciate it if you'd not comment on my remarks directly"???
    lol.
    Oppose Alt Blurb II for reasons states above ... This is how you wanted it formatted, yea? Nice4What (talk) 22:33, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – What happened to the caveats "so-called" or "self-proclaimed" – ?? – Sca (talk) 13:33, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
    Though I am not opposed to including these caveats, these caveats are primarily useful for proto-states, and per the lead of the ISIL article, it is a former (rather than current) proto-state. Brendon the Wizard ✉️ 16:03, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
How about: an evanescent self-proclaimed theocracy? Sca (talk) 22:07, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment ISIL once commanded vast tracts, and the fact that it no longer does is very significant. But my feeling is that there is a certain whac-a-mole effect in place on the "last hold out." ISIL must have soldiers in other parts of Syria, right? And they could pop-up and take over a town in hours and then (technically) ISIL has territorial control again. Within this context, ISIL has long since lost all it's territory. ghost 13:17, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
Is whacamole made from avocados? – Sca (talk) 17:50, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

February 19Edit

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Business and economy

Disasters and accidents

Politics and elections

Sports
  • The opening round of the Aeroflot Open, an international open chess tournament, is postponed a day after 45 minutes of play as a bomb threat locks down the Moscow hotel hosting the event. Similar threats also shut down cinemas, shopping centres, and theatres; thousands are evacuated. (Chess.com) (Chessbase)

(Closed) Bramble Cay melomysEdit

No consensus to post. Stephen 21:54, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
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Article: Bramble Cay melomys (talk, history)
Blurb: ​The Australian government declares the Bramble Cay melomys extinct.
Alternative blurb: ​The IUCN declares the Bramble Cay melomys extinct.
Alternative blurb II: ​The IUCN declares the Bramble Cay melomys extinct, the first recorded mammalian extinction due to anthropogenic climate change.
Alternative blurb III: ​The Australian government declares the Bramble Cay melomys extinct, the first recorded mammalian extinction due to anthropogenic climate change.
News source(s): National Geographic, Washington Post, BBC, New York Times, The Guardian.

Article updated
Nominator's comments: Article is well-sourced but a bit short. Described in the news as the first mammalian extinction directly attributable to climate change. Vanamonde (Talk) 18:48, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose stub. The Rambling Man (talk) 18:56, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    @The Rambling Man: It is no longer a stub. Vanamonde (Talk) 19:43, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    Has the IUCN formally declared it to be extinct? That's what the infobox appears to be claiming. The Rambling Man (talk) 19:54, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    It has: citation to IUCN added. Vanamonde (Talk) 20:01, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    Then one would imagine the blurb should reflect that, rather than just a recommendation of the Aussie government. The Rambling Man (talk) 20:07, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    The IUCN declared this extinct some years ago. It hit the news then, but we didn't post it. It's hit the news again because of the Australian government statement (which in some ways is bigger, because it actually affects policy, whereas the IUCN assessment is widely used but not legally meaningful), and so I think we should take the opportunity to post it. @Black Kite: That's why I didn't propose the alt blurb you have now added. Vanamonde (Talk) 20:41, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support the guardian is calling it the "first mammal species wiped out by human-induced climate change". Article is sufficient. --LaserLegs (talk) 20:15, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    I suspect that fact should somehow be factored into the blurb to give it context as loads of animals go extinct for various reasons. The Rambling Man (talk) 20:16, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. Added altblurb2. Black Kite (talk) 20:20, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – The IUCN declared this species extinct in 2015/16. [31] --- Coffeeandcrumbs 20:23, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    @Coffeeandcrumbs: Nonetheless, it is in the news again because of the Australian government's action, and we didn't post it when the IUCN changed its categorization. Vanamonde (Talk) 20:41, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    Above, you said it has legal ramifications. What exactly? Does it affect any other nations? I could be convinced to change my mind if there is some regional and international consequences to this announcement. Otherwise, if this only affects Australians, there is nothing to see here.--- Coffeeandcrumbs 20:55, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    @Coffeeandcrumbs: The Australian government designation is what affects protection for the species, including land regulations in its habitat: which, arguably, is limited in its impact. However, that doesn't change my basic point; this is a documented extinction that is very much in the news globally right now, so we should post it. Vanamonde (Talk) 21:06, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose it's not even clear from news reports (which also confirm that Queensland state government confirmed the extinction way back in 2016) what, if any, the ramifications are. The article contains nothing related to what impact this will have on legislation. The BBC also confirmed that "Australia has one of the world's highest rates of animal extinction" so I guess there are plenty more such stories round the corner. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:22, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Good faith, but it appears that this news broke several years ago. Had this not been the case, I would have been willing to support on its merits. Brendon the Wizard ✉️ 16:05, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Drop in the ocean This creature is a variety of rat that lived on a tiny island -- the size of a large garden/small farm. It has been flooded to extinction but there are still lots of close relatives in the region. This is quite insignificant compared to the global scale of biodiversity loss as reported by the UN today. See the nomination above. Andrew D. (talk) 10:42, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. I think that this is significant. Species going extinct is notable in my own view. Impacts the whole ecosystem. ―Matthew J. Long -Talk- 16:30, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support, the article looks good to me and it's in the news now. -- Tavix (talk) 17:12, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose On the face of it, I find this notable. But when you dig down...it's "likely" extinct and "likely" caused by habitat loss...and it started from such a precarious situation a stiff breeze would have wiped them out. I know we shouldn't give credence to deniers, but it's seem difficult to phrase a blurb that is both accurate and substantial. ghost 17:59, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Notable story. Davey2116 (talk) 01:38, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – I smell a rat in this 'news.' – Sca (talk) 17:53, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - and post already. Good refs. Special reading about sad subject.BabbaQ (talk) 01:11, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. We posted Baiji, also a mammal, on the Main Page shortly after its extinction was declared. 2607:FEA8:1DE0:7B4:40F7:521D:1A5C:D4D8 (talk) 02:30, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose overhyped over the extinction of a single species that is largely unknown to most of the world. 2607:FCC8:B085:7F00:655B:B3F6:9666:8265 (talk) 04:52, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

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(Posted) RD: Namvar SinghEdit

Article: Namvar Singh (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): NDTV

Article updated

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Nominator's comments: Start Class article with everything sourced. A notable and awarded Hindi author DBigXray 08:40, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support Seems decent enough. I found nothing to object to that is not fixable with some light copy editing. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 09:58, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Short but Ok enough. –Ammarpad (talk) 11:07, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support satisfactory, good to go. The Rambling Man (talk) 12:20, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Question is it "minimally comprehensive"? "Literary works" says he wrote 12, lists three. There is a mention of his communist party involvement getting him fired, but no details about that period in his life. I'm not opposing, just asking. --LaserLegs (talk) 12:22, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
LaserLegs, I was able to find RS mentioning these 3 books as his popular works. If me or someone else finds more referenced books, we can certainly add along with the refs. Regrading his communist activities, the reliable sources I found thus far, only mention it as such, hence it is mentioned as was sourced. ITN RDs need strict BLP compliance before being promoted to the Main page.--DBigXray 12:46, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks Vanamonde, can someone give the credits? Regards. --DBigXray 04:47, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
Done, FTR. Vanamonde (Talk) 06:16, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Don NewcombeEdit

Article: Don Newcombe (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): ESPN

Article updated

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Nominator's comments: Article needs some work, but doesn't appear to be terrible otherwise (not overly long and nothing that would be too hard to source - will work on). Nohomersryan (talk) 19:37, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Aw man. I can work on this one too. – Muboshgu (talk) 19:42, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Should be ready to post. – Muboshgu (talk) 22:05, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support No issues that I can see. Pawnkingthree (talk) 22:22, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - I don't see issues either.--SirEdimon (talk) 22:29, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - Good to go.BabbaQ (talk) 22:30, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Posted — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 23:02, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

(Blurb posted) RD: Karl LagerfeldEdit

We also have rules which enable us to post blurbs for clearly transformative figures, and it was adequately demonstrated that this was the case here. The Rambling Man (talk) 18:57, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
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Closing a second time. There was a clear clamoring for a blurb, with a solid consensus that the original discussion was closed too soon. The additional comments clearly shifted the consensus in favor of the blurb. As an aside, the feed was getting stale (it had been 5 days since the last blurb posting), and there's little harm in posting this as a blurb. Let's all really let this one drop now. --Jayron32 15:24, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
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When the length of the discussion exceeds the length of the prose in the article, it is a good time to close. RD is fine, no consensus for a blurb. --Tone 08:06, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
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Article: Karl Lagerfeld (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
Blurb: German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, best known for his creative work at Chanel, dies at age 85.
Alternative blurb: ​German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies at the age of 85.
News source(s): [32]

Per this RFC and further discussion, the nomination of any individual human, animal or other biological organism with a standalone Wikipedia article whose recent death is in the news is presumed to be important enough to post. Discussion should focus only on the quality of the article. See also WP:ITNRD.
Nominator's comments: Iconic fashion designer. BabbaQ (talk) 11:40, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support blurb He was a major figure in the fashion world, which makes him also qualify for a blurb. By the way, this is a breaking news in most media at the moment.--Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 13:00, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support blurb Icon in the fashion industry, should be posted to RD but a blurb could be sufficient knowing how important he was. Nice4What (talk) 13:30, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
I'd proposed something of the lines "German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, best known for his creative work at Chanel, passes away at age 85." Nice4What (talk) 13:33, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
Use dies not passes away - see MOS:EUP. O Still Small Voice of Clam 15:20, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, I'll change the blurb. Nice4What (talk) 15:36, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose, strongly Large sections of this article lack references. I don't care to opine on whether to blurb or not. But if we do, something should first be done about the WP:CSECTION. IMO, a separate section for controversies is inherently undue. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 13:42, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Blurb not seeing the level of coverage I need for a blurb, if it's getting wall to wall coverage in a day with video of Merkel laying flowers at his casket I can reconsider. Oppose RD for now on quality. --LaserLegs (talk) 14:17, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    Seems somewhat unlikely. Martinevans123 (talk) 15:10, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    Saying you want to see a "video of Merkel laying flowers" makes it seem like you don't know much about Lagerfeld... he is one of the most recognizable icons of the fashion industry, not necessarily a German hero. Coverage is also everywhere [33] [34] [35] [36] [37] Nice4What (talk) 15:35, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    I'm shocked, genuinely shocked, that you were able to find links to articles talking about his death. Stunned even. That is not the same as widespread coverage. I stand by my oppose. Have a nice day. --LaserLegs (talk) 16:20, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    Chill out 😂 The news of the death is definitely widespread, I don't know how you can't see that for yourself. Nice4What (talk) 16:25, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    Icon (including iconic) has become one of the two most overused words in the English language – the other being clearly. – Sca (talk) 18:11, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    It seems the BBC have it wrong, clearly. Martinevans123 (talk) 18:33, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    Yup, and a host of others, including, alas, the AP. The good news is, Reuters and the Guardian resisted the rush to devalued language. Sca (talk) 21:45, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    Au contraire: both Reuters and Guardian regard him as a cultural and/or fashion "icon". The Rambling Man (talk) 21:48, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    Well, in headlinese, at least. Reuters: "creative genius," Guardian: "fashion designer." – Sca (talk) 21:57, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    I think we all read past the headlines, right? The Rambling Man (talk) 21:58, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    Oh dear someone taking my sarcasm seriously again. Sorry. Martinevans123 (talk) 21:53, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    Clearly, you're in over your head. – Sca (talk) 22:06, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support blurb or at the very least RD. -- Willthacheerleader18 (talk) 15:32, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose on article sourcing quality only. Would support a blurb here given. --Masem (t) 15:39, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose blurb. Consensus is that blurbs should be reserved for cases in which the death itself could be the topic of a full Wikipedia article. This is explained in WP:ITNRD, and I strongly suggest the nominator and all the pro-blurb notvoters here read it, and then withdraw their nomination and their notvotes. Furthermore, dying when super old is the opposite of what blurbs are for. Abductive (reasoning) 15:40, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    I wouldn't say that a blurb needs its own article on the death, but I would say is that the blurb is needed when the death itself is the story. Being old and dying of being old does not require extra explanation in the way that a murder, suicide, or accident would. --Jayron32 15:42, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    He wasn't "super old". He was 85. He was still professionally active last October? Martinevans123 (talk) 15:46, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    Say what you want, consensus says blurbs are for huge death events, not some old person dying. Abductive (reasoning) 15:48, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    We had a blurb for Aretha Franklin when she passed away. No separate article, no unusual death... so your point doesn't have a standing. Her death and Lagerfeld's are undeniably significant. Nice4What (talk) 15:51, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    He's not "some old person dying". He's a very notable old person dying. His longevity has contributed to his notability. Martinevans123 (talk) 15:58, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    All Wikipedia articles are about notable people. --Jayron32 16:13, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    Yes, quite. Not just "some old people". Martinevans123 (talk) 16:17, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    It is patently untrue that consensus says this. Deaths of major transformative leaders in their fields may be posted as well. ghost 17:45, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose on article quality; referencing is a mess. Would prefer RD when it is cleaned up, as there's nothing particularly unusual about the manner of his death that needs explaining. --Jayron32 15:42, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    Deaths don't have to be unusual to be posted. See Aretha Franklin. Nice4What (talk) 15:51, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    Why am I forced to repeat, in perpetuity and for all of time, every mistake I made in the past? Just because we didn't do the right thing in the past, doesn't mean we are forced to keep repeating that wrong thing over and over again every time it comes up. Why would you suggest that we are forced, based on doing something wrong in the past, that we now have to do the same wrong thing over and over? That seems like an unusual rationale. --Jayron32 16:12, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    I thought the Franklin blurb was wholly deserved. Not wrong at all. Although I also think Lagerfeld's influence on popular culture was far less in comparison. Martinevans123 (talk) 16:21, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    We're going to have to disagree on that. If all we have to say in a blurb is "So and so died" and that's it, then that's a waste of text space. That's what RD is for. It's a list of "so and so"s who died. The fact that I liked someone, or found their life's work more interesting to me is not a reason why I think their death bears more attention. ITN has only one purpose: To tell people about Wikipedia articles they should read. That's it. It's not an award that we give to some people because we find their life's work important enough to bestow a special honor on. ITN exists only to say "Something happened recently. Here's a Wikipedia article about it to learn more." I repeat again: It is not an honor to get a space in ITN, and it is not a greater honor to get a blurb over an RD link. They are exactly equivalent ways of linking to an article on the main page. The only reason a blurb is needed is so people have context for why the link is there. If the link is there because someone died, and all we have to say is: "they died", then RD is sufficient. --Jayron32 17:24, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    If RD and blurb are "exactly equivalent ways of linking to an article on the main page", I'm really not sure what we're discussing here. But I don't see anyone proposing the blurb "Karl Lagerfeld has died." Martinevans123 (talk) 17:52, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    The AltBlurb has his age, which is hardly relevent. The main blurb has his age and job description. Having an age and a job description should not be the minimum requirements for a blurb; else every RD would have a blurb. --Jayron32 19:43, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    Whether someone gets a blurb and what's in the blurb are two separate questions. If all we're trying to do is get the reader to read the article it shouldn't matter. Certainly Chanel could be mentioned. The fact that he was German many readers may not even know. Martinevans123 (talk) 21:27, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    Aretha? Seriously? You better think. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.23.21.193 (talk) 16:34, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose blurb, also Oppose RD until such time that there is at least one reference per paragraph. Still several unreferenced paragraphs at the moment. Mjroots (talk) 17:24, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support blurb, The New York Times calls him "The Soul of Fashion", "Designer Who Defined Luxury Fashion", "the most prolific designer of the 20th and 21st centuries", "the shape-shifter" and says "he achieved an unparalleled level of fame and created a new kind of designer".[38]--Cyve (talk) 17:49, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose blurb – Not convinced of Lagerfeld's broader significance, and expect coverage to fade soon; death at 85 of pancreatic cancer seems unremarkable. Support RD when ready. Sca (talk) 17:59, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support blurb clearly a world transformative figure in his field. meets our normal definition. I know he won't get it though because fashion falls out of our editing demographics interest, unlike geeky comics in which Stan Lee was posted. Food for thought. I notice Lee had barely any opposes while it was a battle to get Aretha Franklin on and it'll be impossible to get any fashion figure on. . Such is life. GuzzyG (talk) 18:11, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    Strongly agree that the blurb is facing opposition because it's outside of most editor's interests. Truly felt like the support for a blurb would be a no brainer (after the article is updated a bit more). Nice4What (talk) 18:23, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    @Nice4What: you've commented at length on nearly every contributor who has opposed a blurb for this nomination, and now you're questioning our motives. Absent any hard guidelines, all considerations are valid, and mine is Thatcher/Mandela. I'd kindly ask that you strike your remarks above, as you do not know me, or anything about me, or what motivates my opinions. Thanks. --LaserLegs (talk) 18:54, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    @LaserLegs: I've commented a lot since I proposed the blurb and think it should be posted. I feel when people make comments such as "not a transformative figure", "not seeing the level of coverage", and "not convinced of broader significance", it's clear that this topic is outside the scope of their personal interests. I will not strike my remarks... it seems you have more of a problem with what was said by User:GuzzyG than what I wrote. Nice4What (talk) 21:19, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose blurb (RD is sufficient) and Oppose RD as the article has many missing references. Pawnkingthree (talk) 18:20, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose blurb - Not a transformative figure. Also I'm truly saddened by GuzzyG trivializing the work of Stan Lee to just "geeky comics". That would be akin to me saying Karl is just some "old white guy who makes overpriced clothes". (WaltCip, logged out)--128.227.165.102 (talk) 18:40, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    Just like you dismissing someone who the New York Times called "The Soul of Fashion", "Designer Who Defined Luxury Fashion", "the most prolific designer of the 20th and 21st centuries" as "not a transformative figure". Doesn't feel nice when editors talk about fields outside of their interest hey? I think you need to explain why the niche interest of comics (or are we going on best selling popular film?) has had more of an impact on human society then fashion itself. And how a young, white, computer specialist, western driven website would lean more towards instantly giving it's top honour for deaths to a comics writer but haggle over the "Queen of Soul" and completely reject a fashion designer. Not surprising in the least. GuzzyG (talk) 18:50, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support blurb I don’t give a crap what other people’s opinions are on his level of popularity, the fact is this has been covered by the likes of CNN, NBC, The New York Times, and the BBC. His influence on fashion and pop culture at large is indelible whether people like him or not, or even notice it. This wasn’t some random German expatriate. He ran two multi-billion dollar luxury brands and is considered an icon or legend. People don’t know a damn thing about fashion know who he is. If the article needs fixing then be bold. Trillfendi (talk) 18:43, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose RD & blurb Create a list of the three most transformative leaders in the world of fashion alive last week. Is he on it? Not even close. ghost 19:19, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    Stop trolling. Trillfendi (talk) 19:25, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    Are you calling the New York Times wrong in their assessment of him? What makes your opinion of his transformative status more reputable then the number one newspaper in fashion city? GuzzyG (talk) 19:33, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    I wasn't saying that before, but I will now; Vanessa Friedman's take was wildly out of sync with every other obit I read today. And until she choose to register her opinion here, it is worth nothing. ghost 20:54, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    SO you admit your opinion is whimsical and when you get questioned you say things out of spite on something obviously false (read every other obit). No more needs to be said. GuzzyG (talk) 21:41, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    Agreed that this must be trolling. Who else than maybe Anna Wintour would be the top three? Lagerfeld was certainly not a nobody. As BBC had reported what model Claudia Schiffer wrote, "What Warhol was to art, he was to fashion; he is irreplaceable." Nice4What (talk) 21:19, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    Please observe WP:NPA and do not accuse other editors of trolling. (WaltCip, logged out)--128.227.165.102 (talk) 21:28, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    Should've replied to the initial remark rather than my agreement. Nice4What (talk) 22:19, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak support blurb outside my realm of interest, but the coverage seems to indicate that he was significant enough to merit a blurb. At any rate, it would be nice if people would stop claiming that a death event itself must be significant in order for a death to receive a blurb. That is absolutely not how this works. Lepricavark (talk) 20:07, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose on quality but support blurb once up to scratch. There is absolutely no doubt at all that Lagerfeld is considered transformative in the fashion industry, it seems to argue to the contrary is to personally disagree with just about every reliable source covering this news. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:36, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Per TRM above I know nothing about fashion, but the usual news (and specialist) sources available certainly agree that he was a leading figure and certainly hits the transformative threshold. And since I know nothing about fashion, I am going to go with what reliable sources indicate. And while there is going to be an aspect of 'bigging up' in any obituary, there are more than enough sources from his lifetime to support a blurb. Only in death does duty end (talk) 22:03, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment I've gone through the article and editing his early biography, removing a great amount of unsourced material, adding in new information about his career, and citing sources. I hope that anyone who opposed the article due to its shape before reconsider their vote, or go edit the article to further improve it. Thank you. Nice4What (talk) 22:10, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    Looks a lot better - I’ve struck my opposition to RD. Pawnkingthree (talk) 22:31, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    Pinging users who opposed based on previous quality: Coffeeandcrumbs, Masem, Jayron32, Mjroots. Nice4What (talk) 22:44, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment 12 hours later and already off the main page of the CBC, Washington post, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, times of India, Spiegel .... no longer news, no longer a blurb. --LaserLegs (talk) 22:26, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    Haha. The irony. Quite a ploy. Martinevans123 (talk) 22:40, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    Seems you're still not reading what reliable sources have said about Lagerfeld's indisputable significance... Nice4What (talk) 22:51, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
    Every individual with a Wikipedia article is significant. --LaserLegs (talk) 00:40, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    The german variant of Spiegel has 4 stories about him in very prominent position at this moment. So, not really true to claim it is off their main page. 91.96.119.222 (talk) 00:27, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    I don't read German, and this is the English Wikipedia. --LaserLegs (talk) 00:40, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    So? You make wild claims that are blatantly untrue. Looked at CBC, there is a link to a Lagerfeld story on the main page. Looked at WaPo, Lagerfeld content on the main page. You don't want this as a blurb, fine. Making stuff up is not though. And you basically telling me that all non english sources are ueless because you can't read them is, quite frankly, astonishing. 91.96.119.222 (talk) 00:45, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    Looking at https://www.cbc.ca right now, Lagerfeld is not on the main page anywhere. Why do you tell such needless lies? --LaserLegs (talk) 00:55, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    Apologies, i assumed you meant CBC news. Is that not the main page to look for news on the CBC? Genuinely sorry if it is not. But there is a link there anyway. And you may want to tone down the rethoric when you yourself just made multiple dubious claims. 91.96.119.222 (talk) 01:05, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    @LaserLegs: You refuted only one of their sources, sounds like a weakening argument. You're very persistent in your belief that this death doesn't meet your personal "level of coverage". The IP address was able to find stories on the other cites and made the point that you're dismissing international sources. Nice4What (talk) 01:11, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    @Nice4What: I'm afraid you've got it backwards, I checked the sites I cited before citing them, the IP user is a lying liar who lied when calling me a liar, and I proved their lying lies to be lies. There is no reason for me to further debunk the lies of a documented lying liar. --LaserLegs (talk) 02:16, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    @LaserLegs: You need to calm down a bit. I just checked what the IP claimed and their claims seem to be rather true. There are multiple stories on Lagerfeld at Speigel, I found three articles about Lagerfeld at the Washington Post main page as they claimed, and their CBC News link also includes stories about the death. I obviously don't necessarily agree with the IP since they are indifferent about the blurb, but repeating the words "lying liar" doesn't further your point. Nice4What (talk) 02:25, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    Ok seriously, LaserLegs are you 12 or what? I have seen a link to Lagerfeld on the CBC news site on the side bar there, Spiegel full of coverage and the WaPo had a story and a video about him when i looked (all of which may well have changed by now, i really don't care either way). I don't get what set you off here. I really don't care if this gets posted. Totally neutral. But your antics... wow. 91.96.119.222 (talk) 02:37, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    Also, where have you 'proven' anything? When i admitted and apologised for a misunderstanding about having looked at the news section of CBC for news instaed of the generic CBC page? Oh yeah, shame on me for for that. You totally cought me... But whatever, If it makes you feel good to accuse me of being a liar, then go ahead. Really couldn't care less. Anyway, have a good night non the less. 91.96.119.222 (talk) 02:46, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment - Post RD now and discuss possible blurb later. The article is ready for RD.--SirEdimon (talk) 22:36, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Posted as RD, please continue blurb discussion Yes, I !voted but there's clearly article improved and consensus to post the RD minimally. --Masem (t) 22:52, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support blurb per The Rambling Man's rationale. The quality seems sufficient now but I haven't looked at the article's references closely. Hrodvarsson (talk) 00:01, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment the German Wikipedia has not done a blurb for Lagerfeld. --LaserLegs (talk) 00:40, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    Do you know if they ever do blurbs? There is a very large dedicated section only for deaths on the german main page. Not attached to ITN like on the english language Wikipedia but its own thing. 91.96.119.222 (talk) 00:55, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    A dedicated section only for deaths, right below "In the news"? Why didn't we think of that?? --LaserLegs (talk) 00:59, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    The use of sarcasm really helps to bring ones own point across. Anyway, you have no clue how the german Wikipedia works internaly, how they do their version of ITN, RD and what have you. You don't speak the language so really should not point at something you know nothing about to use it as an example to support your own position. You may be right that they did not deem important enough. But they may well just do it differently. Just because something works in a certain way here does not mean it works the same way on every other Wiki. And besides that, it really should not make any difference what they do as you yourself pointed out to me, this is the english Wikipedia. 91.96.119.222 (talk) 01:26, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    The de wiki is the second largest Wikipedia (excluding bot generated Wikipedias) and it has a dedicated ITN feature in which Lagerfeld does not have a blurb. Nor is there a blurb for him in the ES wiki. I think the best think for you to do is to stop telling lies about me. --02:21, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    And it has a dedicated, stand alone RD section, unlike this place. But hey, you want to claim expertise about something you don't know, fine by me. 91.96.119.222 (talk) 02:31, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    With your previous comments about Merkel, it seems you don't understand that Lagerfeld's nationality was not significant to his identity. He spent most of his life in Paris, moving there when he was fourteen years old. Also, what does it matter what the editors at the German Wikipedia choose to do if they have different processes/guidelines? Nice4What (talk) 01:11, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
"O Freunde, nicht diese Töne! Sondern lasst uns angenehmere anstimmen und freudenvollere!"Sca (talk) 01:20, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • RD is reasonable. Death is gaining widespread coverage and article is now of reasonable quality so blurb may be warranted. Capitalistroadster (talk) 01:15, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

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  • Post-closure comment, it's a shame that a majority was reached to post it as a blurb (from what I counted) with many of the votes for "Oppose" being based on the article's original quality, which was then updated/fixed. I truly believe that the blurb should've been posted rather than a closed discussion. Nice4What (talk) 12:28, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    (Post-closure) On Wikipedia you just have to learn that if the field is not white male high culture (painting/cricket/composing or similar) or white male geek culture (video games/comics or similar) it just doesn't have a decent chance. [39] articles purely dedicated to his influence are still being posted, but barely anyone on Wikipedia is into fashion and that's all that matters. Someone like Alan Moore or Neil Gaiman will almost certainly pass. Anna Wintour will be denied too, it's a bad reflection on us. GuzzyG (talk) 13:46, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    Just to get the numbers right, prior to the close, there were (at my count) 10 people with clear supports for a blurb, 9 people who supported RD only/Oppose Blurb, and 3-4 others who either didn't care, opposed any posting, or whose preference was unclear. It was a bare majority that supported the blurb, and such close margins are within the admin discretion, based on their reading of the rationales supporting either side. This could have gone either way; it is hardly a clear consensus regardless. --Jayron32 15:15, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • After further reflection, if the nom were re-opened, I would probably support a blurb after all per TRM. (WaltCip, logged out)--128.227.165.102 (talk) 13:57, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Am even more surprised that this was closed because of the large amount of discussion. Seems somehow counter-intuitive. Martinevans123 (talk) 13:59, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • @Tone: Could the closure can be reverted and to allow the blurb be posted? I would look past the clutter made by the same users refuting the death's significance. This man was an icon and was the leading figure of the industry. This is not just a "somebody" who passed away, this is a transformative figure who continued to work and influence others until age 85. The article was in terrible shape and as stated, greatly improved in quality. Nice4What (talk) 14:02, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Not that it matters but i would also switch to supporting a blurb. I know nothing of fashion and care even less about it but, per TRM, if reliable sources make him out to be this huge figure in his field, then that is good enough for me to support a blurb. 91.97.252.62 (talk) 14:32, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    Indeed. I had no dog in the fight, and RS consistently referred to him as a fashion "icon" or a fashion "legend". This, certainly where I'm from, equates to "transformative" in the field of fashion, precisely what would deserve a blurb. Still, Carrie Fisher eh? The Rambling Man (talk) 14:42, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    Not too familiar with this field, but I would have leaned support for a blurb. The spike in views that the page is getting now suggests to me that he must have been pretty transformative. Besides, the blurbs haven't changed at all over the past several days... Ahiijny (talk) 14:59, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    I did not Support before this nomination was closed (after 20 hours, 26 minutes). Having considered the arguments on both sides, I too would have supported a blurb, even without use of "the i word". Martinevans123 (talk) 15:07, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Based on the recent shifts in consensus, I am posting this as a blurb. I know I participated in the discussion, but as my preference was to go the other way on this one, this should avoid any problems with involvement. My preference is clear, but I can also see where consensus is not with me on this. --Jayron32 15:24, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

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  • Post second closing comment (since that's what we do now). Wow, closed, more complaining, and blurbed. It pushed El Chapo out of the box, even though we have a dedicated space for obits. Oh well. --LaserLegs (talk) 18:10, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    "It pushed El Chapo out of the box" as if that wasn't inevitable? It's been a while since something was posted... and equating people changing their votes as "more complaining" isn't the right way to look at things. Nice4What (talk) 18:37, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Blurb - This is clearly an iconic person within his field of work. I comment since I was not the one suggesting the blurb. BabbaQ (talk) 18:42, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    Blurb has already been posted but I appreciate the support :) Nice4What (talk) 18:46, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

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(Closed) RD: Wallace Smith BroeckerEdit

Stale (non-admin closure) --DannyS712 (talk) 22:31, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
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Article: Wallace Smith Broecker (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): NBC

Article updated

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Nominator's comments: Scientist that coined the phrase "Global warming". Article is not fully soruced. Masem (t) 00:17, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
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(Posted) RD: George CawkwellEdit

Article: George Cawkwell (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): [40]

Per this RFC and further discussion, the nomination of any individual human, animal or other biological organism with a standalone Wikipedia article whose recent death is in the news is presumed to be important enough to post. Discussion should focus only on the quality of the article. See also WP:ITNRD.

 DannyS712 (talk) 14:23, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Comment - One award is unreferenced. One reference is permanently dead.--SirEdimon (talk) 20:45, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
    @SirEdimon: Unreferenced award now referenced. The permanently dead link - the only source I could find was [41], and I'm not sure it meets WP:RS --DannyS712 (talk) 20:52, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
    DannyS712 This is dead.--SirEdimon (talk) 20:56, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
    @SirEdimon: I meant the only replacement source (a like link to replace the dead one) is the one linked above --DannyS712 (talk) 20:57, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
"George Cawkwell Christ church" and "George Cawkwell Auckland" fared well for me. Dat GuyTalkContribs 21:04, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
The ref is fine.--SirEdimon (talk) 21:33, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
@SirEdimon: I disagree. The source in the nomination, despite leaning a bit primary, can at least be believed since it is from Cawkwell's university-college. A search of `"tickleme.info" -site:tickleme.info` doesn't lead me to anywhere mentioning it, and especially considering the .info TLD which I rarely tend to trust I very much doubt it's reliability. I've replaced the reference. Dat GuyTalkContribs 21:46, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
DatGuy You maybe right, but I think, taking out this specific ref will not damage the article. It can be replaced by a more reliable source.--SirEdimon (talk) 21:58, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - All refs issues resolved. Article is fine for me.--SirEdimon (talk) 21:33, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - Concerns solved. Ready.BabbaQ (talk) 12:05, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Posted — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 12:16, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Peter Wells (director)Edit

Article: Peter Wells (director) (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): [42]

Article updated

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 DannyS712 (talk) 14:23, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Comment - Article is almost completely unreferenced.--SirEdimon (talk) 20:48, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment: Now at Peter Wells (writer). Needs a bit more work. —Hugh (talk) 21:53, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Bibliography unreferenced.-- Pawnkingthree (talk) 23:57, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
    Support now improvements to referencing have been done. -- Pawnkingthree (talk) 23:02, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - All refs issues resolved. Pawnkingthree, Hl (sorry for ping you, people) if you could give it a look.--SirEdimon (talk) 19:33, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. I've tidied it further and given the refs sensible names. I think it's ready to go. —Hugh (talk) 20:56, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Posted — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 23:16, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

(Closed) The Independent GroupEdit

Not going to have any chance of gaining consensus unless something else major happen, in which case it can be renominated. -- KTC (talk) 21:39, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
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Article: The Independent Group (talk, history)
Blurb: ​In the United Kingdom, seven Labour MPs leave the party to form The Independent Group.
Alternative blurb: ​In the United Kingdom, seven Labour MPs leave the party to form The Independent Group in protest against Jeremy Corbyn's leadership and failure to deal with antisemetism.
News source(s): (BBC)
Nominator's comments: Major split in Labour party. Accept that my alt blurb may be seen as non-neutral by some, so please state which blurb you prefer. Mjroots (talk) 12:56, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose internal politics. If it impacted Brexit then I’d reconsider otherwise it’s just a thing that affects a handful of people who didn’t see this coming. The Rambling Man (talk) 13:11, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose as a parochial political in-fighting. A split in a party in the minority is unlikely to result in any substantive shift in government. Good faith nomination but a consesus to post is unlikely to form.--- Coffeeandcrumbs 13:14, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Wait. This isn't really that significant yet, but it might become so if it attracts a significant number of MPs from across the house - expecially if it does so in a way that impacts Brexit - or it could fizzle out. If it is posted, the blurb should probably include "United Kingdom" in there somewhere. Thryduulf (talk) 13:18, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
    • Blurbs reworked to include UK. Mjroots (talk) 13:32, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment th BBC report I read says they are describing themselves as not a party, are all those categories therefore incorrect? The Rambling Man (talk) 13:35, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
    • Issues with the article should be directed to the article's talk page. The above does not impact on the nomination, which does not claim that they are a political party, but merely names the new group. Mjroots (talk) 13:39, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
      • Um, see below! If people are mistakenly thinking something because the article is erroneous, and voting accordingly, it needs to be mentioned. It wouldn’t be right if people read the article and suddenly believed we have a new party in the UK when they themselves are saying we don’t, wouldn’t you agree? The Rambling Man (talk) 13:43, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support this is the first time a new party with multiple MPs has been formed since the 1980s and the reasons surrounding its formation are also noteworthy. Absolutelypuremilk (talk) 13:36, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose per above. If this proves significant in any fundamental way, then sure. But for now it's just a side show to the ongoing Brexit shenanigans.  — Amakuru (talk) 13:48, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Per TRM, Coffeecrumbs. Parochial political spat. Sca (talk) 14:14, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose This is quite domestic politics. –Ammarpad (talk) 16:13, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Most arguements above in agreement, but would also add that seven out of 248 (I believe) Labour MPs is a drop in the bucket. In contrast, as a hypothetical example, if 100 or more of those all dropped into a brand new party, that might be more significant. --Masem (t) 16:34, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support this is something which has been spoken about for months and has finally occured - agree that seven isn't a very significant number but is nonetheless a major story in UK politics. Successfulwd (talk) 17:31, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose At the moment, this split is insignificant. There is no evidence thus far that they intend to form a new party or even run in the next election, and seven party members is not sufficient to reach the level of significance. If further developments arise, such as more members joining them, and this group organizing to contest new elections, then perhaps significance may be reached at that time. But as of now, significance has not yet been reached. (NorthernFalcon (talk) 17:42, 18 February 2019 (UTC))
  • Wait. Let's give this a bit more time. I suppose this could make some outsized waves, but we would have to see. Article seems pretty good though. ―Matthew J. Long -Talk- 17:44, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Minor spat affecting a tiny minority within a minority party. British MPs resign the party whip or are suspended all the time (prior to today, there were already 5 independent former-Labour MPs who've resigned from the party plus one who's been expelled); all that's mildly unusual here is that seven of them have done so on the same day. ‑ Iridescent 17:47, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Iridescent and the fact that Labour is not in a coalition or confidence and supply means this splinter will not affect the balance of power in this Parliament. CaradhrasAiguo (leave language) 18:42, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

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(Posted) RD: Paul Flynn (politician)Edit

Article: Paul Flynn (politician) (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): BBC

Article updated

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Nominator's comments: UK MP for 31 years. Start class article with decent sourcing. DBigXray 10:32, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Weak support it's a dreadfully constructed article but what's there is almost entirely cited. The Rambling Man (talk) 10:44, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support I don't know that I would call it "dreadfully constructed" but the structure could be improved and there are a couple of sections boarding on proseline, but what's there is comprehensive and cited. Thryduulf (talk) 13:11, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Agree with the sentiments above. This article could really benefit from exposure on the Main Page, leading to a proper copy edit by the masses. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 13:21, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Largely an unsung Labour stalwart. No one can deny his dedication in serving the people of Newport. Any ideas on improving the structure welcome. Martinevans123 (talk) 13:24, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Posted  — Amakuru (talk) 13:53, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

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(Posted) RD: Ethel EnnisEdit

Article: Ethel Ennis (talk, history)
Blurb: No blurb specified
News source(s): Baltimore Sun

Nominator's comments: Please, let us try as much as possible to feature women and people of color. This article needs work. Nominating now to solicit team work. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 17:55, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support - I think I fixed all the refs issues. Please tell me if something else needs to be done.--SirEdimon (talk) 20:10, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support, looks good now, thank you. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:50, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Posted Stephen 04:45, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

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(Posted) RD: Patrick CaddellEdit

Article: Patrick Caddell (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): NYT, AP

Article updated

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Nominator's comments: American political operative, best known for his work on Jimmy Carter's 1976 campaign, dies at 68. Davey2116 (talk) 03:20, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support satisfactory. The Rambling Man (talk) 10:43, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support good enough for RD, although I dislike sections that consist entirely of a short sentence and lengthy quote. Thryduulf (talk) 13:07, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
    Ditto. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 13:51, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Posted — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 13:58, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Sam Bass (artist)Edit

Article: Sam Bass (artist) (talk, history)
Blurb: No blurb specified
News source(s): [43]

 DannyS712 (talk) 09:07, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support satisfactory. The Rambling Man (talk) 10:19, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Good enough to post. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 13:51, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - and ready to post--BabbaQ (talk) 14:00, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Posted Stephen 22:11, 17 February 2019 (UTC)


(Posted) RD: Ken NordineEdit

Article: Ken Nordine (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): WBEZ.org

Article updated

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Nominator's comments: Noted voice over artist. Article appears to be in good shape with no contentious issues. yorkshiresky (talk) 16:38, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Weak Oppose The article is not in horrible shape, but there are a handful of spots that really need a cite. -Ad Orientem (talk) 19:46, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose plenty of unreferenced items in there. The Rambling Man (talk) 07:38, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment Moved the discography to a new page, which is where most of the unreferenced items are.yorkshiresky (talk) 10:16, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support I agree with the decision to split the discography while leaving a selected short list. His list of credits is rather long. This is good to go. I wish we could get a voice sample though. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 14:08, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Posted Stephen 22:08, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Bruno GanzEdit

Article: Bruno Ganz (talk, history)
Blurb: No blurb specified
News source(s): BBC

Nominator's comments: Swiss actor. As usual, refs issue. Sherenk1 (talk) 12:16, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Oppose. Significantly under referenced. Thryduulf (talk) 12:51, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
Will work on it, but too nice weather to do it now. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:22, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
I added refs, and commented out awards without one. Please look again. Obituaries in major English papers. We'd look silly not to mention him. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:38, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – Well referenced. @Gerda Arendt: take another look at the awards section. I think you broke your comments.--- Coffeeandcrumbs 17:57, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – Internationally known for his performance in Downfall (Der Untergang). Sca (talk) 18:29, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
Sca, nobody here is interested in that. Only if it and everything else has a reference. Please add some, if you can, to the awards commented out, and to role descriptions added late. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:05, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. One the greatest German-speaking actors of all times and the article is well referenced.--SirEdimon (talk) 19:31, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Posted Well done to everybody who helped get the article up to scratch. -Ad Orientem (talk) 19:39, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Li RuiEdit

Article: Li Rui (politician) (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): The New York Times

Article updated

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Nominator's comments: I think Li died on February 16. The bot failed to archive and create new date section at midnight. The article is referenced and ready to post IMO. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 06:23, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Bot isn't working, I'll leave a note on the operator's talk page; moved from February 15 per nom --DannyS712 (talk) 07:18, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. Good enough. Thryduulf (talk) 12:52, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. Looks good to go. –Ammarpad (talk) 13:59, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - Small, but in good shape.--SirEdimon (talk) 20:19, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Posted — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 21:59, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

February 15Edit

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(Posted) RD: Dave Smith (archivist)Edit

Article: Dave Smith (archivist) (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): Deadline

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Nominator's comments: Well sourced, start class article. DBigXray 04:00, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support Short but sweet and well referenced. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 04:58, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support good to go. The Rambling Man (talk) 07:39, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

  Posted --Tone 10:35, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

(Closed) RD: Lee RadziwillEdit

Stale. Stephen 01:30, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
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Article: Lee Radziwill (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): [44][45][46][47]

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Nominator's comments: American socialite, sister of Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Willthacheerleader18 (talk) 14:47, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Significant gaps in sourcing, some explicitly tagged but most not. Thryduulf (talk) 15:00, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose - way too many {{fact}} tags. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 17:25, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment. Sourcing of article has improved but still a couple of citations needed. Capitalistroadster (talk) 02:48, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment: Page is now at Lee Radziwiłł (with diacritics). —Hugh (talk) 01:14, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

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(Closed) 2019 American State of EmergencyEdit

Good faith nomination, but as with most Trump themed nominations, this was Dead on Arrival. -Ad Orientem (talk) 00:45, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
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Article: 2019 American Declaration of a State of Emergency (talk, history)
Blurb: U.S. President Donald Trump declares a national emergency in the United States over the issue of the U.S.–Mexico border.
News source(s): [48]
Nominator's comments: Notable event that according to the New York Times will set a massive precedent on executive power, it has received widespread attention in popular culture and the press, and it will be notable in the long-run. It also fulfills Trump's signature campaign promise. ExclusiveWillows (talk) 20:52, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose First, article quality but that can be improved. But moreso this is 100% partisan politics, wholly expected (since its been rumbling for month+ on this) , and we know that this is not like declaring martial law or to respond to disasters but simply a way to access gov't coffers. --Masem (t) 21:05, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose The article as it stands now is entirely slanted towards a point of view opposing the National Emergency and is not objective at all. The nominator has attempted to revert even minor revisions to the article that attempt to correct this issue.XavierGreen (talk) 21:22, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Something like the 100th SOE Trump has announced out of similar partisan battles. And it seems to have already left the news. Kingsif (talk) 21:43, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – The DTs yet again. Sca (talk) 22:23, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose on quality but support on significance. This is most certainly in the news, whether anyone likes it or not, and it's a totally bogus state of emergency in a country with incredible influence over international affairs. --LaserLegs (talk) 00:07, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose on all counts. The ginger whinger has tried some trump card for Mexican takeout? WHAT? The Rambling Man (talk) 00:10, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose. ExclusiveWillows, let's bang this thing out before we renominate. We have to make quite a few improvements before we renominate. I have a something in my sandbox for when we get this done. ―Matthew J. Long -Talk- 00:22, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Why haven't we put all of the other national states of emergency on the front page of Wikipedia when they have occurred? I agree that this should be in the Current Events section (as it already is), but this should not be ITN (if I have my acronyms right). -TenorTwelve (talk) 00:31, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

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(Posted) RD: Andrea LevyEdit

Article: Andrea Levy (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): BBC News

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Nominator's comments: One for Black History Month, please Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 11:20, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support looks just about good enough. The Rambling Man (talk) 12:25, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak support; "weak" because born in London to Jamaican parents who sailed to England on the Empire Windrush in 1948 sounds dubious (I can't find any source that her mother sailed on the Windrush in 1948, and it's certainly not cited), and if even the first sentence contains an error it throws the accuracy of the rest of the article into question. ‑ Iridescent 12:30, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
From The Guardian obituary - "Levy was born in London in 1956 to parents who were part of the boom in immigration that shaped postwar Britain, her father arriving in the UK on the Empire Windrush in 1948 and her mother following shortly afterwards." I've removed the date, if somebody insists on a time period, "post-war" could be used. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:37, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
So that's a source for her father; where's any indication that her mother sailed on the Windrush? It's not as if there was only one passenger ship sailing the transatlantic route in the 1940s. ‑ Iridescent 12:50, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
The article doesn't say that (at least in the current version). I note an IP tried to fix this but was reverted. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:56, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
@Ritchie333: she came on a banana boat. I've added the source. Megalibrarygirl (talk) 03:04, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Too many quotes. What we have here is not a biography which is what is supposed to be. It is simply a collection of quotes from reviews. The article is unsatisfactory in general.--- Coffeeandcrumbs 12:44, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
I'm not in a position to improve the article much until this evening, though I will say it is in much better shape than many RD nominations I have seen, which require extensive work before they're ready. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:46, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
@SusunW:, @Megalibrarygirl:, @Rosiestep: - can you help with this? Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:49, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
Support – Great work. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 16:35, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for your help too. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 16:50, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - good enough.BabbaQ (talk) 13:38, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose - the awards section is completely uncited, and I'm not certain the sole citation in the second paragraph of the "Work" section supports all the information there (and if it does it will need to be checked to make sure we're not relying too heavily on a single source). Thryduulf (talk) 15:56, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
    Her awards looked like they were cited in the preceding sections. The Rambling Man (talk) 16:44, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
    Support my concerns have all been addressed. Thryduulf (talk) 16:50, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
Comment, I do not know if I can support as a contributor to improving the citations and text, but I believe we have now addressed the concerns previously expressed and think that it should move forward. SusunW (talk) 16:54, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
I've given the three of us who have worked on the article to address the above issues credit. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 16:57, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Ready now. Great work. Pawnkingthree (talk) 21:07, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Posted — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 22:31, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

(Posted) 2019 Pulwama attackEdit

Article: 2019 Pulwama attack (talk, history)
Blurb: ​38 security personnel were killed in an attack near Pulwama, Kashmir.
Alternative blurb: ​38 security personnel were killed in a suicide bombing attack near Pulwama in Kashmir.
Alternative blurb II: ​Two separate bombings in Khash, Zahedan and Pulwama, Kashmir left 27 Revolutionary Guards and 38 security personnel killed, respectively.
News source(s): The Times of India, AP, BBC

Nominator's comments: One of the deadliest terror attack in India in last few years. Better blurb is welcome. Nizil (talk) 06:29, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support. Suggest changing the blurb to:
Around 40 security personnel were killed in a suicide bombing attack near Pulwama in Kashmir.
-- Kautilya3 (talk) 07:51, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
@Kautilya3:, Death toll varies from 36 to 44 in different sources so I had written the lowest. The numbers can be updated as exact numbers are known. I think the article should be linked differently in your blurb. I have posted altblurb. -Nizil (talk) 10:44, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
Yes, that is why it is better to use a round number. I can live with linking the article to the "suicide bombing attack" key phrase. -- Kautilya3 (talk) 10:57, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
Updated number to 38 as per list released.-Nizil (talk) 11:18, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - long enough and good coverage. Also recommend at minimum autoconfirm protection, ASAP. Juxlos (talk) 10:15, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - This is in the news. Will have long lasting impact on relation between India and Pakistan Sherenk1 (talk) 11:00, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - Now death toll rises to 44, please consider it too.-- Prongs31 11:33, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - Also major news in the UK. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 11:41, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment the number killed is a bit of a mess within the article, various points claim various numbers, starting with 49 and ending with 38. And since we don't start sentences with numbers, it would probably be ideal to start with "At least 38 people..." just to cover both scenarios. The rest of the article is satisfactory for main page. The Rambling Man (talk) 12:16, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – AP says 41. BBC 46. (Added above as sources). Blurbs should be in present tense. Sca (talk) 13:50, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support This is one of the deadliest attacks since Kashmir insurgency began and is also receiving massive media coverage. As far as death toll is concerned, I'd say that the blurb should be updated to 49 deaths. Amir (talk) 14:11, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support A major attack which will have profound effect in the domestic affairs of India, and the overall diplomatic and security situation in South Asia. Bharatiya29 14:41, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Posted — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 14:43, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
    @MSGJ:, Someone changed Kashmir to India-controlled Kashmir. Kashmir is a disputed region so better use word India-administered Kashmir or neutral Kashmir as proposed in the original blurb. Controlled implies forceful occupation.-Nizil (talk) 02:42, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
    I have moved your comment to WP:ERRORS — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 05:19, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment: As I suggested new blurb above, it is sufficient to merge two suicide bombing attack , 2019 Pulwama attack and 2019 Khash-Zahedan suicide bombing.Saff V. (talk) 08:06, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
No, not a good idea. I do not see a clear connection between the perpertrators. These should be separate line items as they occurred in two separate non-bordering nations. It appears to be mere coincidense that the two events are similar and occurred within days of each other. They are both ITN-worthy events in their own right.--- Coffeeandcrumbs 09:20, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment Jammu & Kashmir is not Indian-administered". Jammu and Kashmir is the state of India. Kindly check the sources. Unless and until, it's not verified or disputable or debatable, it's not proper on Wikipedia. It doesn't have verified the source.

Here it is Hindustan Times-Pressure mounts on UK to retract ‘India-administered Kashmir’ remark Times of India - Indians protest British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt's "India-Administered Kashmir" phraseShwetamits (talk) 10:26, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

(Closed) Airbus A380 cancellationEdit

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Article: Airbus A380 (talk, history)
Blurb: Airbus announces the cancellation of production of the Airbus A380 airliner starting from 2021.
News source(s): Airbus, BBC

Article updated
Nominator's comments: While seemingly a marketing decision, this marks an era in the aviation history. Article updated. Brandmeistertalk 09:29, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose I'm not sure it really does "mark an era", after all there will still be plenty of A380s flying around. If this was about the last one being retired, I think it would mark the end of an era, but just announcing that they'll stop making it in two years time is not really anything to write home about. The Rambling Man (talk) 10:53, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
    • I mean that after 2021 there will be no more new A380 which is a short and rather unexpected production span (merely 16 years) compared to many (if not most) other airliners. Boeing 747, for example, is still in production, since 1968. Airbus A320 is being produced since 1986. Brandmeistertalk 11:29, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
      • No, that's really not that remarkable. The 717 was only in production for eight years, the 707 for 22 years, the A310 for 15 years etc. This isn't special. The Rambling Man (talk) 11:40, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
        • Except that they weren't as large as A380, of course. Brandmeistertalk 12:58, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
          • I really fail to see how that makes this anything more than a piece of random trivia, better suited to another section of the main page. The Rambling Man (talk) 13:02, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
  • I wouldn't be so quick to deep-six this. If we were rolling out a new highest-capacity plane, even by a negligible margin, that would warrant posting (IMO). Here we have a rollback in the highest capacity plane in production from 850 to 650. Why? Is is just not needed? Then why was it ever built? There seems to be a story there worth telling, and the article does a fine job of it. ghost 13:09, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
    Things moved on. No big deal. Certainly nowhere near ITN significance. The Rambling Man (talk) 13:18, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
    You already cast your vote and made your rationale known. You present no additional arguments here. There's no need to reply to every comment by every other editor. ghost 14:19, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
    I answered your questions. If you don't want to have questions answered, don't ask them. The Rambling Man (talk) 15:06, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Perhaps significant for (some of) the countries in which Airbus planes are manufactured/assembled, but not for the big aviation picture. Jumbojets will be around for a long time. Sca (talk) 13:50, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Not seeing the significance here for an event that is still two years away. Pawnkingthree (talk) 14:38, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Even if it was the stoppage of A380s today, the end of production of a product like a plane really means little. It would be different if Airbus was going out of business and producing its last plane (an event equivalent to Ford producing its last vehicle), but Airbus will exist after stoppage of the A380. --Masem (t) 15:53, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

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  • Exploration of Mars
    • The mission of NASA's Opportunity rover on Mars comes to an end. The rover stopped communicating in June 2018 after a Martian dust storm, and attempts to reestablish communications have not been successful. (NASA)

(Closed) 2019 Khash-Zahedan suicide bombingEdit

Despite probably being posted if the quality would've been at this point when it was nominated, the story has become stale and a bit overshadowed by the posted Pulwama attack. Dat GuyTalkContribs 17:23, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
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Nominator's comments: I am going to improve and edit the article Saff V. (talk) 07:40, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment This article may have POV and neutrality issues. Maybe all it needs is a copy edit. It reads as confusing and garbled to me. However, it does appear to have good sourcing.--- Coffeeandcrumbs 16:06, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
Support The article has improved since I reviewed it a few days ago. The news is significant. Iran has largely remained unscathed while it's proxy states have suffered major losses. An attack on Iranian soil leading to the deaths of so many Revolutionary Guards is significant news. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 14:25, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Significant and newsworthy. --Mhhossein talk 17:19, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • @Stephen: Would you please consider posting it? It's already late...--Mhhossein talk 17:21, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

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(Posted) RD: Hans StadlmairEdit

Article: Hans Stadlmair (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): BR

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Nominator's comments: conductor and composer, MKO for almost four decades, 6000 concerts --Gerda Arendt (talk) 00:00, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support - Well referenced. One award is not referenced, but I suppose it's easy to fix.--SirEdimon (talk) 05:37, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
The award is referenced now, and I'll look for more. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:01, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – Sufficient detail and referencing. Good to go. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 09:10, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support sufficient quality, its ready for the main page --DannyS712 (talk) 10:17, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Posted. Thryduulf (talk) 12:54, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Eric Harrison (footballer)Edit

Article: Eric Harrison (footballer) (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination

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Nominator's comments: Footballer and coach responsible for Fergie's Fledglings. I have expanded and formatted the article - Dumelow (talk) 08:56, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support good to go. The Rambling Man (talk) 10:48, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support No apparent issues of concern. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 14:50, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment this has been good to go for nearly nine hours folks. The Rambling Man (talk) 19:31, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Posted Stephen 21:44, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Bibi FerreiraEdit

Article: Bibi Ferreira (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): Globo

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Nominator's comments: Working. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 03:17, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

  • I didn't nominate this one because it's still a stub and my Portuguese no es bueno. (I know that's Spanish.) – Muboshgu (talk) 04:04, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment - I was about to nominate it, but I was without time to work on the article and I thought it would be better to improve the article before nominating it.--SirEdimon (talk) 04:28, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak support lead could use a little expansion, but the article, while short, is satisfactory. The Rambling Man (talk) 10:49, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
I expanded the lead slightly to give the scope of her career. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 14:52, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - Article could be expanded but the article, despite being short, is well referenced and Ferreira was one the greatest actresses in the history of Brazilian theater.--SirEdimon (talk) 19:42, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Posted Stephen 22:01, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

(Posted) End of NASA Opportunity rover missionEdit

Article: Opportunity (rover) (talk, history)
Blurb: NASA concludes the fourteen-year Opportunity Mars rover mission after being unable to wake the rover from hibernation initiated by a June 2018 duststorm.
News source(s): The Verge, NYTimes

Article updated

Nominator's comments: NASA is set to give a press conference in about 3hr here to formally state they ended the progrm, but NASA is no longer actively seeking to wake the rover. I note that this is NOT an ITNR, but the lifetime of the rover is a significant human achievement. (If we are worried about a blurb, this may be a rare case of calling it an RD, but I don't think that would be easy to persaude). Unfortunately, due to how we have a summary-style approach to the Opportunity article with several sub-articles, there's some sourcing problems on the main article. Masem (t) 16:19, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Wait until after the press conference is held making the official announcement, and oppose unless and until that information is properly added to the article; when those conditions are met, I would be fine with posting the article on the main page. It's in good shape. --Jayron32 16:25, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose the other way round to Jayron, but the same, we can't post something that hasn't happened, but once it has happened, we can post it assuming someone makes a lot of changes to the article, tenses, updates etc. Premature nomination. The Rambling Man (talk) 17:10, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
    Support a seminal rover, and an updated article. Job done. The Rambling Man (talk) 19:27, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment Officially declared dead. Will be updating in moments here. --Masem (t) 19:15, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
    Good work. I wonder if there's any mileage in looking at ITNR for an additional entry on space entities which have passed their sell-by date. Or perhaps they just speak for themselves. The Rambling Man (talk) 19:20, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
    This is unique, I feel, due to the fact NASA pulled 55x more mission time out of this than planned. If it died after 4 months after a 3 month-expected start, ehhhhh. I think this a "best judgement" case here, on merits alone. --Masem (t) 19:25, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. NASA has released a statement that they are officially considering the rover to be dead and detailed all the efforts the agency went through to reestablish contact with it since it entered protective hibernation on June 12, 2018. Sir Trenzalore (talk) 21:02, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support per above. Davey2116 (talk) 22:46, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Posted Stephen 22:49, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
Off-topic --LaserLegs (talk) 22:31, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
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  • Oppose -- for giving undue weight to bad news on the Main Page. This department should report more good news, for a fair representation of what is going on in the world. The news on WP's Main Page is heavily skewed towards certain subjects, especially reports of disasters and other bad news.    — The Transhumanist   00:15, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
I refer you to the words of Maggie Smith:

...The world is at least
fifty percent terrible, and that’s a conservative
estimate, though I keep this from my children.
For every bird there is a stone thrown at a bird.
For every loved child, a child broken, bagged,
sunk in a lake. Life is short and the world
is at least half terrible, and for every kind
stranger, there is one who would break you...

Two of the four items on ITN now are good news. I would even argue this is positive news; the conclusion of a highly-successful mission.--- Coffeeandcrumbs 00:28, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
This. I consider that while its a shame we could get another 14 yrs out of it, we did get 50 times more out of what was planned due to some human ingenuity. --Masem (t) 03:20, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
The Transhumanist We can only consider what is nominated, and we have no control over the goings on in the world. If you would like to see more 'good' stories, I invite you to nominate them. 331dot (talk) 10:53, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
I think that Transhumanist comment was meant for the Haiti story. There is a duplicate comment there from an IP minutes earlier. ghost 13:15, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
I will note that, regardless of which story Transhumanist was talking about, I have seen zero articles he improved and nominated in the past 2-3 days to fix the perceived problem he has. It's one thing to note the existence of a problem. It's quite another to note the existence of a problem, and then demand that other people, who have no more authority than you do, fix that problem. If Transhumanist had really wanted the problem fixed, he would have actually fixed it. --Jayron32 13:27, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

(Posted to ongoing) Haitian protestsEdit

Article: 2019 Haitian protests (talk, history)
Ongoing item nomination
News source(s): Al Jazeera, BBC, Deutsche Welle, The Miami Herald

Nominator's comments: Seven consecutive days of ongoing protests occurring in Haiti with thousands of demonstrators and calls for a transitional government. At least four dead and dozens injured. --ZiaLater (talk) 16:10, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Wait this may have been already ongoing for seven days but it's just really hitting significant news coverage now. The article doesn't really articulate a week's worth of serious activity either. The Rambling Man (talk) 17:08, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose -- for giving undue weight to bad news on the Main Page. This department should report more good news, for a fair representation of what is going on in the world. The news on WP's Main Page is heavily skewed towards certain subjects, especially reports of disasters and other bad news. 2600:1:9810:BFFE:614E:1B8B:67B1:AE75 (talk) 00:09, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
    Struck invalid comment. Please bring general concerns like this to WT:ITN instead of disrupting this page — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 05:33, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support The article isn't in bad shape - could be better but not bad - and it's quite reflective of Venezuela right now, if with a decade's less warning. It can definitely sit in Ongoing. Unfortunately, not many good news story are ongoing, it's mostly protests, odd politics, and international sports (1 bad, 2 neutral). Kingsif (talk) 02:40, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Significant news, sufficient article. – Muboshgu (talk) 05:18, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support News coverage has now increased to a level sufficient for ITN. The article is well referenced.--- Coffeeandcrumbs 15:57, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Posted — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 22:03, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

(Posted) North MacedoniaEdit

Article: North Macedonia (talk, history)
Blurb: ​The Prespa Agreement comes into force, ending a 27-year naming dispute with the Republic of Macedonia renaming itself the Republic of North Macedonia
Alternative blurb: The Republic of Macedonia changes its name to North Macedonia, ending a 27-year naming dispute after the Prespa Agreement comes into effect as Macedonia begins the process for its accession into NATO.
Alternative blurb II: ​The Republic of Macedonia changes its name to the Republic of North Macedonia as the Prespa Agreement comes into effect ending a 27-year naming dispute.
News source(s): RadioFreeEurope, Washington Post, The Guardian

Nominator's comments: This has been nominated many times before and delayed, but Greece has finally ratified the NATO accession protocol. The agreement is therefore in effect, with a deadline of 15 February for all name changes to be implemented. The only other delay I can see will be waiting for North Macedonia to notify the United Nations of the official name change, but that will be in the coming days.
UPDATE: Country is officially renamed North Macedonia as of 12 February (see new sources added). Nice4What (talk) 04:10, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support - Time to post.BabbaQ (talk) 12:39, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
  • I don't see the necessary updates yet. --Tone 14:32, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Not trying to stall this clearly-going-to-be-ITN story, but from the above article "With Greece's ratification of the NATO accord, the former Yugoslav republic will now write to the United Nations, its member states, and international organizations, formally announcing the name change. A government spokesman told the AP this would happen "in coming days."" It sounds like that letter will be the point of official change? I don't know, the situation seems to change a new bit of this story comes up. --Masem (t) 18:02, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - Macedonia's accession into NATO, which per sources was the final obstacle preventing the Republic from using the name, was a success. If I'm not mistaken we posted Montenegro's accession into NATO as a standalone story, but I'd recommend an altblurb that adds Macedonia's accession as a footnote. It's not easy to make it succinct, but it is noteworthy enough to put it somewhere in the blurb. I do agree with Masem that we should probably watch for developments over the next few days, but that shouldn't be an issue large enough for the nomination to go stale. If the UN adoption of the name is the real point of official change, we can modify the blurbs to mention that if necessary. Brendon the Wizard ✉️ 23:03, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
I'm a bit confused as to the whole mess. I'm reading this BBC article (from last week) [49] that says that NATO accession is not yet there (but virtually guaranteed), but Greece being the first to ratify it validates the naming of North Macedonia? It's also odd that no big sources are covering this above event; they've got coverage from last week. You would think this is 100% the type of story BBC and NYtimes would be covering today if today was the milestone we've been waiting on. Also wholly separate but to help guide, there's an RFC [50] and a move request [51] related to the naming. Going by the move request, it sounds like the official date the name change takes effect is Feb 15 (this Friday), but I can't easily find a place to confirm that. AGain, this entire situation is clearly ITN, and I have little doubt anything will change the trajectory of this. But that said, given that we appear to be waiting on the name change (potentially), our ITN should align with that. --Masem (t) 00:10, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
I'm honestly about as confused as you are, but to the best of my knowledge, the guarantee of their accession into NATO was what they were waiting for before adopting the name change. I will clarify that my support !vote does not mean that I think we need to post it now, but I didn't vote !wait because I don't expect the nomination to go stale before we post it. I'm going off of the previous ITN nomination which I voted !wait on as it cited a BBC article which, if I'm not mistaken, said that Macedonia won't start using the name North Macedonia until their accession into NATO. Now that there's no obstacles to their accession, what I've read up to this point leads me to believe there's also no obstacles to their name change. That being said, I'm more than happy to wait a few days for further clarification. I don't expect that we post this today, tomorrow, or the day after that, but I do think that - unlike all the prior attempts at posting this - we won't need to close the nomination. If it is confirmed on February 15th, we can post it then. Brendon the Wizard ✉️ 00:37, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
  • COMMENT I don't know who added the alt blurb, but North Macedonia didn't enter NATO, Greece has just signed the NATO accession protocol. The other 28 member states have to do the same. Nice4What (talk) 00:42, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
  • You are correct; for all intents and purposes, the blurb is to be regarded as being in the future (for now). Both the part where Macedonia changes their name to North Macedonia & the part where Macedonia joins NATO are technically still (near) future events. The latter paved the way for the former, which should be happening in less than a week. Brendon the Wizard ✉️ 06:34, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Wait until Friday. Both the name change and ascension to NATO are significant, but given timing and confluence, we should just post together. ghost 13:34, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – Meh. Sca (talk) 13:40, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Wait Man, people are just itchy to get this posted; so far every nomination has been an incremental step along the way towards the name change. If anything, these repeated nominations are just going to annoy people into voting against it when the time does come. Our current article even says "it is scheduled to be renamed to North Macedonia." Let's wait until the new letterhead is printed up and it's all done before we post this? --Jayron32 14:42, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
  • COMMENTS - North Macedonia did not enter NATO, the process has not even began yet. Also, Should this wait until the page has been moved to North Macedonia and all relevant changes done? --Michail (blah) 00:31, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Reposted discussion since official reports indicate the name change has officially occurred, so there may be no need to wait anymore (in regards to the original blurb, the Alt Blurb about NATO won't happen for another year...) Nice4What (talk) 03:43, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support now From the move discussion, this official document appears to confirm the name change as official as 12 Feb. --Masem (t) 04:13, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Procedural oppose – We cannot post until the page is moved. Otherwise, we would be sabotaging the move discussion. We would need an admin to speedy close the discussion before hand. ITN cannot blurb a name change until the name of the subject article is also renamed. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 04:58, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
    Comment The current state of the relevant RFC to move the page seems to have very overwhelming support, (near unanimous !votes for moving it, and all !votes since the official adoption were fully unanimous in their support) so I think it would be appropriate for an administrator to close it per SNOW. Brendon the Wizard ✉️ 05:07, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment & Support MSGJ has renamed the country's article to North Macedonia (which probably says a lot about his/her political biases, seeing how it took half a year after the official renaming for the WP:Commonname to be satisfied in the case of Swaziland/eSwatini), so I think we're ready to go and post this. Finally. Openlydialectic (talk) 09:04, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. – Illegitimate Barrister (talkcontribs), 09:39, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. This is in the news now as an official complete event. The article has been moved. The time for posting is now. The posting admin can figure out the exactities of the blurb. LukeSurl t c 10:08, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support I stroke alt 1 as premature and suggested a new blurb. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 10:32, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Posted --Tone 10:46, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
    @Tone: I didn't want to rush to ERRORS before asking - why is "Prespa Agreement" capitalized? The article is named "Prespa agreement". --DannyS712 (talk) 10:51, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
    I've seen both in RS. Given the brevity required of the MP, "A" seems more natural. ghost 12:11, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

(Closed) RD: Pedro MoralesEdit

Stale. Stephen 01:48, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
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Article: Pedro Morales (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): ESPN, CBS Sports

Article updated

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 LM2000 (talk) 02:03, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose– I generally trust the sections cited to an offline source as generously contributed by an IP in 2012 (diff). Those sections have remained largely untouched. However, since then 3 additionals sections have been added: Early life, Legacy and Personal life. These new sections are generally constructive and sourced to online sources. However, a spot check of several of these sections reveals that our article drifts away from what the sources say. For example, in the Early life section, a sentence reads: "In New York he also became a professional wrestling fan, witnessing Miguel Pérez, Sr.'s run as one half of the only undefeated NWA Capitol (WWWF's predecessor) World Tag Team Champions along Antonino Rocca." However, the source only says "he became a wrestling fan following the tag team of Antonino Rocca & Miguel Perez." I will change my !vote to support once we go over these three sections for verification and cite any other stray uncited claims. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 03:40, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
The results of his matches in the article, which are what is being sourced with the offline reference, are congruent with our online sources as far as I can tell. Being a wrestler from the pre-internet era, that is as good as we can get since WWE only lists a select few. And, in any case, what makes him notable is easily sourced. Old School WWC Fan (talk) 07:19, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
Also, in regards to Rocca/Pérez, that bit of trivia is not false. Their titles were replaced and they did not lose them. It's superfluous to Morales, but not something that would make the content unreliable. Old School WWC Fan (talk) 07:23, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
I have finished verifying the Early life section. But there are more issues possibly in the Legacy section and definitely in the Personal life section. It says "Morales married his wife Karen in 1966." The source gives no date. Our articles says his son was born in 1974. But we can not be sure from the same source whether he was born in 1973 or 74. These are uncited claims and original synthesis not contained in the sources. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 07:46, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose looks like there needs to be serious evaluation of the article versus verifiable reliable sources. The Rambling Man (talk) 19:28, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

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February 12Edit

Armed conflicts and attacks

Arts and culture

Disasters and accidents

International relations

Law and crime

Politics and elections

Science and technology

Sports

(Closed) RD: Lyndon LaRoucheEdit

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Article: Lyndon LaRouche (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): NY Times

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Nominator's comments: Subject was a famous fringe political personality and perennial American (Democrat) presidential candidate. Article needs a short section on his personal life and death but is otherwise both lengthy and decently referenced. Ad Orientem (talk) 21:31, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
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(Posted) El ChapoEdit

Articles: United States of America v. Joaquín Guzmán Loera (talk, history) and Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán (talk, history)
Blurb: Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán is found guilty of all criminal counts and scheduled for life imprisonment.
Alternative blurb: ​Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán is found guilty of all ten criminal counts, including one mandating life imprisonment.
Alternative blurb II: ​Former Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán is found guilty of all criminal counts in the United States, including running a Continuing Criminal Enterprise, which carries a mandatory life sentence.
Alternative blurb III: ​Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán is found guilty of 10 criminal charges, one mandating life imprisonment.
News source(s): CNN, BBC, AP, Guardian, Reuters

Article needs updating

Nominator's comments: Biggest drug lord ever convicted. Found guilty today of all counts and is scheduled for life imprisonment. Article is updated with what we have so far in the news. MX () 17:46, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

MX, what do you mean "scheduled" for life imprisonment? Is there any other potential sentencing outcome? Don't we usually post sentencing rather than convictions? The article's lead is insufficient in describing the article. – Muboshgu (talk) 17:57, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment This is clearly an ITN-appropriate story, but I will point out that no sentence has been handed down yet. --Masem (t) 17:57, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
His first count, Continuing Criminal Enterprise, already holds a mandatory life imprisonment without parole. He was found guilty of all charges. Sentence is scheduled for June but IMO this is more newsworthy since we already know how June will play out. MX () 17:58, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
Fair enough on that point. Added an altblurb so we know that minimum he will get is life (barring a plea bargain) --Masem (t) 18:05, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support It's in the news now, and the article is of sufficient quality with an update. If it's a mandatory minimum life sentence, I think we know enough to not wait for sentencing. The conviction is the bigger deal. – Muboshgu (talk) 18:30, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support alt2. I tweaked the phrasing for clarity. --Jayron32 19:26, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support As noted above, "it's in the news now", and June will be a non-story (a confirmation and little more). Can I suggest a blurb (which ever is eventually gone with) that is phrased "all criminal charges" not "all ten", as the latter suggests the reader is already cognisant of those charges. And it might avoid an appearance at WP:ERRORS. Or even WP:ERRORS2 :) ——SerialNumber54129 19:34, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
    • I think the reason to say "all ten" because it tells the reader a rough idea of the scope of the trial. "All charges" could mean as few as ~3, as many as.. well, there's no reasonable limit if they included manslaught-type charges. -Masem (t) 23:42, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - Historic. Significant.BabbaQ (talk) 21:53, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support per others. Appropriate. Spengouli (talk) 21:54, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Alt3 (Succinct.) – Yup, off to the slammer. (Three more sources.) Sca (talk) 22:39, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support its ITN now, sources and quality good, marked as ready --DannyS712 (talk) 02:02, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Posted Stephen 02:59, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – good news.    — The Transhumanist   00:17, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
    Not for El Chapo — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 05:32, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Gordon BanksEdit

Article: Gordon Banks (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): BBC

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Nominator's comments: England's 1966 world cup goal keeper. This is a good article, update needed - Dumelow (talk) 09:56, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support could use more on the circumstances of his death and the reactions to it, but article is in very good nick. The Rambling Man (talk) 13:26, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support: Well-referenced article, currently a GA. Death section can be expanded as more details are known. MX () 15:00, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Posted — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 15:24, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
I don’t think this was ready, I see five “citation needed” tags. -- Pawnkingthree (talk) 15:39, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
Very surprised those "slipped through the net", as it were. Martinevans123 (talk) 15:46, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
@Martinevans123: Can't be Pele's edits then huh :) ——SerialNumber54129 19:29, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
But great to see Bruce Rambolaar, diving across to the article's far post there, to save the day. Martinevans123 (talk) 19:53, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

February 11Edit

Armed conflicts and attacks

Business and economy
  • Mars One, a private Dutch organization that had claimed it would send humans on a one-way trip to Mars starting in 2024, releases a statement saying it has been declared bankrupt. (CBC)

Disasters and accidents

International relations

Law and crime

(Posted) RD: Ricardo BoechatEdit

Article: Ricardo Boechat (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination

Article updated

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Nominator's comments: One of the most important Brazilian journalists. Article is short, but well referenced. He died on monday, but just now I had the chance to nominate it. --SirEdimon (talk) 18:32, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Weak support it's just above stub, but what's there is satis. The Rambling Man (talk) 18:34, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Posted Stephen 23:20, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Allan WildEdit

Article: Allan Wild (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination

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Nominator's comments: New Zealand architect and academic. Article is short but looks OK - Dumelow (talk) 13:40, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support satisfactory. The Rambling Man (talk) 14:09, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Looks OK. –Ammarpad (talk) 16:59, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Posted — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 23:12, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

(Closed) RD: Joe SchlesingerEdit

Stale and withdrawn (non-admin closure) --DannyS712 (talk) 22:40, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
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Article: Joe Schlesinger (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/schlesinger-obit-cbc-new-1.5014534

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 DannyS712 (talk) 10:44, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
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(Posted) RD: Sibghatullah MojaddediEdit

Article: Sibghatullah Mojaddedi (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): BBC

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Nominator's comments: Article is updated and well-sourced. EternalNomad (talk) 22:30, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

He died on the 9th and news came out on the 9th. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 23:07, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
So you'll be updating the article then? Stephen 23:13, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
I completely read this wrong. The page diddoes not contain a proper update at all. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 23:37, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

(Closed) 21 SavageEdit

Consensus will not develop to post. Stephen 22:40, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
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Article: 21 Savage (talk, history)
Blurb: ​21 Savage is facing deportation for being in the United States illegally and being a United Kingdom national.
News source(s): NYTimes

Article needs updating
Nominator's comments: This has been going on for the past week or so but is still ongoing with frequent updates. Ed. Jishnu (t)Ed. Jishnu (talk) 19:13, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
Masem Did you link the wrong article? The comment doesn't really fit. Dat GuyTalkContribs 19:11, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
On second glance, this seems to be a copypasted nomination. Apologies for the mention. Dat GuyTalkContribs 19:13, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
In addition, @Ed. Jishnu: there is a nomination here for the 61st Grammys. Is that what you meant? Dat GuyTalkContribs 19:14, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
@DatGuy: No, I meant 21 Savage's deportation. I was just using Masem's post for a template on how to make a nomination for the news, sorry.Ed. Jishnu (talk) 19:18, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
There should be two expandable boxes on the header of the edit page of *this* page for the basic template format. TRying to copy and paste existing ones can get into problems. --Masem (t) 19:19, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose people overstay their valid visa duration all the time. This is no different. The Rambling Man (talk) 19:22, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – On lack of significance. (Also, the somewhat hagiographic article contains 11 paragraphs that begin with, "On such-and-such a date," etc.)Sca (talk) 21:55, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

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February 10Edit

Law and crime
Politics and elections
Sports

(Posted) RD: Maximilian ReineltEdit

Article: Maximilian Reinelt (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): Die Welt, BBC

Article updated

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Nominator's comments: Short article, but covers all the information online about him Joseph2302 (talk) 18:43, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

(Closed) 61st GrammysEdit

Stale.--- Coffeeandcrumbs 05:24, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
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Article: 61st Annual Grammy Awards (talk, history)
Blurb: ​At the Grammys, Childish Gambino's "This Is America" wins Record and Song of the Year, while Kacey Musgraves' Golden Hour wins Album of the Year.
News source(s): NYTimes

Article needs updating

Nominated event is listed at WP:ITN/R, meaning that the recurrence of the event should in itself merit a post on WP:ITN, subject to the quality of the article and any update(s) to it.
Nominator's comments: Article is not ready, needs more details on the award/nomination selection process and the ceremony, it is not ready to go. (However, past years we have had a failure of a proper update, not necessarily expecting one here) We normally only do Record and Album of the year, but with This Is America winning both Record and Song, might as well include both Masem (t) 05:30, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose pretty far from ready! The Rambling Man (talk) 19:23, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
    • This would be at least the fourth year in a row that the Grammys were not improved enough to be posted, which to me means we may have to consider ITNR (not preventing future Grammys but they would be more carefully vetted first). --Masem (t) 19:31, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
      • Certainly worth removing from ITNR. What a joke. The Rambling Man (talk) 19:34, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

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(Posted) RD: Walter B. Jones Jr.Edit

Article: Walter B. Jones Jr. (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): CNN

Article updated

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Nominator's comments: Sitting US congressman dies in office. Article is in decent shape. Nohomersryan (talk) 00:13, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

(Posted) 72nd British Academy Film AwardsEdit

Article: 72nd British Academy Film Awards (talk, history)
Blurb: ​At the 72nd British Academy Film Awards, Roma wins four awards, including Best Film.
Alternative blurb: Roma wins four awards, including Best Film, at the 72nd British Academy Film Awards.
Alternative blurb II: ​At the 72nd British Academy Film Awards, Roma wins Best Film and 3 other awards, and The Favourite wins 7 awards.
News source(s): The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph

Nominated event is listed at WP:ITN/R, meaning that the recurrence of the event should in itself merit a post on WP:ITN, subject to the quality of the article and any update(s) to it.

 JuneGloom07 Talk 21:33, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

Oppose All the tables lack references. We need some more prose in the "Winners and nominees" section to summarize some major points contained in the tables like the very fact pointed out in the blurb. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 00:00, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
To add to the above, there should be some details about the ceremony, even if the BAFTA lack the glitz and glam of the Oscars. --Masem (t) 00:11, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment: Added altblurb2 mentioning The Favourite 's 7 awards (only Roma 's Best Film award is ITNR, but mentioning the 7 awards gives a more accurate summary of what happened). Tlhslobus (talk) 05:06, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment re italics: In blurb and altblurbs movie names Roma and The Favourite should be in italics (per MOS), but for some reason the non-italic fields appear in italics and vice versa in the blurbs (but not once the blurb gets posted). I've 'fixed' this for the movie names in altblurb2 (which I created) so ironically they currently appear in non-italics (but I've left the blurb and altblurb1 'unfixed' just in case it's somehow deemed inappropriate for me to add such a strange 'fix' to somebody else's blurb/altblurb). Tlhslobus (talk) 05:26, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
    • Blurbs are displayed in italics, so titles that then further italicized "flip" back to normal. This is fine, as admins posting these blurbs will copy the wikicode from the blurb to use. So you shouldn't actually try to fix this, it is just a net result of the nom template. --Masem (t) 05:44, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment Added ref for all the winners/nominees and added a blurb for the ceremony. yorkshiresky (talk) 22:06, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak support at last some prose about the event itself. It's terribly formatted but its presence may just about be enough to push this onto the main page, and meanwhile, the Grammys article languishes in abject mediocrity. Good work United Kingdom! The Rambling Man (talk) 22:09, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Posted Stephen 22:16, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

February 9Edit

Disasters and accidents
Politics and elections
Sports

(Closed) RD: Huang Erh-hsuanEdit

Closed as stale. The Rambling Man (talk) 16:26, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
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Article: Huang Erh-hsuan (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): [52]

Article updated

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 DannyS712 (talk) 22:47, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose basically a stub. The Rambling Man (talk) 08:11, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support The page is short, but it has no WP:RS or WP:MOS issues. Add a little more information about their career and it should be fine. Brendon the Wizard ✉️ 09:39, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
    Roughly 900 character of prose is stub. We shouldn't be supporting stubs for main page. The Rambling Man (talk) 11:44, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

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(Closed) RD: Mick KennedyEdit

Closed as stale. The Rambling Man (talk) 16:26, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
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Article: Mick Kennedy (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): [53]

Article updated

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(Posted) RD: Katharina LindnerEdit

Article: Katharina Lindner (talk, history)
Blurb: No blurb specified
News source(s): [54]

 DannyS712 (talk) 22:47, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

LOL, tag! Sorry, can you take a second look. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 23:45, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Posted Stephen 23:55, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

(Closed) RD: Ron W. MillerEdit

Closed as stale. The Rambling Man (talk) 16:27, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
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Article: Ron W. Miller (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): [55]

Article updated

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(Closed) RD: Patricia Nell WarrenEdit

Closed as stale. The Rambling Man (talk) 16:27, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
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Article: Patricia Nell Warren (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): [56]

Article updated

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(Posted) RD: Tomi UngererEdit

Article: Tomi Ungerer (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): FAZ

Article updated

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Nominator's comments: iconic illustrator, for children and adults - there could be much more, including a load of awards - see de - but better short than ignore. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:53, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support - Article seems well referenced.--SirEdimon (talk) 17:55, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Posted — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 21:07, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

(Closed) RD: Fernando ClavijoEdit

Closed as stale. The Rambling Man (talk) 16:28, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
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Article: Fernando Clavijo (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): USSF, MLS

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Nominator's comments: FIFA World Cup veteran. Part of the squad who represented US at home at the 1994 World Cup. Member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame . Former coach and technical director. The article has ref issues and I intend to fix it as soon as I have some time. --SirEdimon (talk) 21:52, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
  • I can't seem to find many sources for MISL statistics, etc. I wonder where they were found in the first place. Dat GuyTalkContribs 22:33, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose serious referencing problems. The Rambling Man (talk) 22:34, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment I think I fixed the referencing problems. If there any others refs missing please tell me and I'll do my best to fix it.--SirEdimon (talk) 06:51, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

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(Posted) RD: Cadet (rapper)Edit

Article: Cadet (rapper) (talk, history)
Blurb: No blurb specified
News source(s): BBC

Nominator's comments: Stub, needs expansion and tidying up. (Post-nom note: has been expanded, and referenced, quite impressive actually). The Rambling Man (talk) 16:32, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Comment the discography section needs referencing - I'm take a look for sources for that shortly. Other than that it looks good. Thryduulf (talk) 17:23, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
    Fixed already. The Rambling Man (talk) 17:28, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
    @The Rambling Man: Actually it seems the source you added was removed by Lopifalko with the bizarre edit summary "No source needed". Not knowing this I added a different source, so the section is cited again. Anyway Support. Thryduulf (talk) 17:36, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
    Why is "No source needed" bizarre? I am under the impression that discographies do not need sources, but I have never seen policy on that, just not aware of having ever seen a discography section sourced. -Lopifalko (talk) 17:40, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
    Definitely bizarre. Have you ever looked at any discography FLs? The Rambling Man (talk) 19:46, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
    Not only that, isn't it odd to remove reliable sources citing facts in any case? The Rambling Man (talk) 21:48, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment. Could someone check this properly please; the full name was cited to Instagram and the place of death is currently given as Crewe, Cheshire when actually it looks more likely to be Betley, Staffordshire. Espresso Addict (talk) 21:10, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
    Location of death appears to have been fixed some time ago. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:44, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
    Full name is referenced to the BBC. Who knows where they got it from.... Instagram probably. Any other issues? The Rambling Man (talk) 21:45, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
I fixed both of these; I do happen to have expertise on where Betley is; I don't have expertise to check the remainder. In case it is unclear to the posting admin, I object to posting until someone with that expertise checks it thoroughly. Espresso Addict (talk) 22:47, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
I don't think anyone doubted you knew where Betley is, never up for debate. But what a curious position, you object wholesale until an "expert" checks it? How many other RDs have you made such a request? Is that now a thing, to request "expertise" to check the bio of a dead rapper? A Nobel laureate? A ex-professional footballer? Either the sources are RS and verify the content, or they're not or they don't. It doesn't need "expertise" to check this, anyone can do it. The Rambling Man (talk) 22:56, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - Well, I doubt it's necessary to be an expert on the subject to know where a village is located, but the article seems fine and referenced well enough. Dat GuyTalkContribs 22:58, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support, well-sourced. Unfortunate that GRM Daily is still a red link. Martinevans123 (talk) 23:32, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Posted — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 23:42, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment I'm not sure that the comments of Espresso Addict seemed resolved, where was the rush to post here? The Rambling Man (talk) 23:46, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment. I've removed one obvious BLP violation. Much of the career still appears sourced to primary sources such as Youtube videos. Espresso Addict (talk) 00:38, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Referencing wholly inadequate for a BLP. Relies almost entirely in certain sections to primary sources. Primary sources should be used sparingly. I encourage the posting admin to reconsider their review process and self-correct. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 02:35, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
    I've pulled this one for now, seems I jumped the gun. Please let me know if/when issues are resolved and I will repost. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 07:30, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Sources include Instagram and Youtube and this needs to be fixed before it is posted. Capitalistroadster (talk) 08:47, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
  • There are still three YouTube videos which are regarded as WP:PRIMARY, although the one of "Behind Barz" as a source for his faith being Islam could be removed as there are two others. I'm not sure why the other two can't be used as evidence of the song's existence, but I'm unable to find any alternative sources yet for the "2.8 million views" and "2.1 million views" respectively. Martinevans123 (talk) 11:24, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
I agree. We have made significant progress enough to post. The remaining are acceptable uses of primary sources. I change my !vote to Support --- Coffeeandcrumbs 11:49, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
So, in the absence of any fresh objections, I've changed this to "Attention needed". The YouTube view counts could be commented out if they are seen as a real problem. Personally I don't see the issue. No-one ever verifies these figures, but they seem notable. Martinevans123 (talk) 14:16, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Reposted — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 17:34, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

February 8Edit

Disasters and accidents
Law and crime
Politics and elections

(Closed) RD: Walter MunkEdit

Stale (and withdrawn I guess) --DannyS712 (talk) 22:02, 11 February 2019 (UTC) (non-admin closure)
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Article: Walter Munk (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): [57]

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(Posted) RD: Albert FinneyEdit

Article: Albert Finney (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): BBC

Article updated

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Nominator's comments: Needs plenty of work The Rambling Man (talk) 14:18, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Oppose for now per nom. -A lainsane (Channel 2) 18:35, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose big gaps in referencing. --Jayron32 18:39, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - I believe I fixed all the referencing issues. Hard work, but Finney deserves it. If any refs issue still persist I'm willing to fix, Finney was a great actor, I'm a huge fan and I think he deserves the Main Page.--SirEdimon (talk) 03:53, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Definitely fixed referencing. Not essential to posting as RD, but you have duplication sections related to awards and honors. One should be a high level prose summary, though and nix all the nominations (the table supports that). --Masem (t) 04:20, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment. On a quick glance, I think this still needs a bit of work. The career section is a little chaotic and suffers short paragraph syndrome. The duplicate awards summary (the one in prose) is far too long given that the table exists; it should just be a high-level summary. I've tagged a missing source for his 3rd wife, who doesn't appear to be mentioned in the main text. Espresso Addict (talk) 04:43, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment - I included the source for his 3rd wife and his son. Actually, I didn't do much work on the article's structure and writing. I most included missing refs as in my understanding that's more important for a RD as BLP violation is a serious issue.--SirEdimon (talk) 05:40, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment if I could support my own nom, I would do so now, weakly. Fantastic work on referencing, just a few gaps, but orders of magnitude better than when I nominated it, so thanks and well done. The Rambling Man (talk) 08:33, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. One of the most well-sourced articles I have seen here. Don't think the duplication is a big problem and could be fixed in slower time if necessary. Martinevans123 (talk) 09:28, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Posted. Black Kite (talk) 09:39, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

(Closed) 2019 Nelson firesEdit

No consensus to post. Stephen 03:07, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
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Article: 2019 Nelson fires (talk, history)
Blurb: ​Over 3000 residents of Wakefield, New Zealand, were evacuated as wildfires spread across the Nelson area.
News source(s): NZ Herald

Article needs updating
 Sheldybett (talk) 05:38, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Good faith, but this nom is far too early, both in terms of impact and article quality. ghost 12:37, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose per GCG, however in case this changes I have fixed the blurb to make it clear this is in NZ, there is a well-known city of Wakefield in the UK too. Black Kite (talk) 12:43, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose local event and article is not substantial enough. Joseph2302 (talk) 17:20, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Article consists of a single 3-sentence paragraph. There's no way we should link that from the main page. If and when the article has been expanded to a reasonable level of comprehensiveness, ping me and I will reassess it. --Jayron32 18:41, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

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(Posted) 2010–2017 Toronto serial homicidesEdit

Article: 2010–2017 Toronto serial homicides (talk, history)
Blurb: ​Bruce McArthur is sentenced for eight murders, making him the deadliest known serial killer in Toronto and the oldest known sexually motivated serial killer.
Alternative blurb: ​Bruce McArthur is sentenced for eight murders in Toronto, making him the oldest known sexually motivated serial killer.
Alternative blurb II: ​Bruce McArthur is sentenced for eight murders, making him the deadliest known serial killer in Toronto.
Alternative blurb III: ​Bruce McArthur pleads guilty for eight serial killings in Toronto and is sentenced to life in prison.
News source(s): Deadliest in Toronto: Gillies, Rob (1 February 2018). "Suspected Serial Killer and Mall Santa Looked 'So Normal and Business-Like,' Clients Say". Time Magazine. Associated Press. Archived from the original on 2018-02-04. Retrieved 2 February 2018., oldest Canadian serial killer & oldest sexually motivated serial killer: Kennedy, Brendan (29 January 2019). "McArthur is the oldest confirmed serial killer in Canadian history. His age may have helped him hide 'in plain sight'". The Toronto Star. Toronto: Toronto Star Newspapers Limited. Retrieved 6 February 2019., sentenced Feb 8, 2019: "Serial killer Bruce McArthur will have a chance of parole in 25 years, when he's 91, judge rules". CBC News. Toronto: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 8 February 2019. Retrieved 8 February 2019.

Article updated

Nominator's comments: Sentenced today (Feb 8), substantial updates since guilty plea Jan 29. Easily 50+ news items on subject in that period, including international coverage (CNN, BBC, Washington Post) Open to ALTs. Reidgreg (talk) 17:25, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Comment better altblurb3. We try to avoid superlatives in blurbs. --Masem (t) 17:38, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
    • ALT3 is fine with me. Thanks for fixing the tone, even writing in present tense feels weird. – Reidgreg (talk) 18:06, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - Article is ready for posting, refs are good. Has received attention world wide.BabbaQ (talk) 17:41, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Fantastic article, alt3 preferred. --Jayron32 18:43, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Posted alt3 — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 20:27, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
    • Thanks, all! And thanks to all who patiently educated me through the process! – Reidgreg (talk) 21:03, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
  • WTH?! Since when do we post blurbs less than three hours after being proposed and with only two(!) supports? -Ad Orientem (talk) 23:05, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
Just to be clear... this needs to be pulled. There is nothing even remotely close to a community consensus to post this. -Ad Orientem (talk) 23:08, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
The conviction was nominated before, but judged too early as it wasn't the sentencing. The previous nom deemed this otherwise ITN-appropriate. --Masem (t) 23:16, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
So this blurb was approved in another discussion somewhere in the past? This all sounds highly irregular. -Ad Orientem (talk) 23:22, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
Just for clarification, I am neutral on the merits of this nomination. Over the last couple of years ITN seems to have been moving away from what I will call Murder & Mayhem crime stories. On the other hand Canada is not exactly known for this sort of thing. My objection is purely procedural. On which note, I am also not implying any deliberate impropriety. I haven't seen MSGJ around ITN much and they may not be aware that we have a somewhat higher bar for posting blurbs, as opposed to RD. -Ad Orientem (talk) 23:44, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
    • I believe the pattern was established per WP:SOMEFLOODS which was posted in 5 hours with zero loss of shit. --LaserLegs (talk) 03:31, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
I did not see that, but it also looks to have been posted rather too quickly given only two supports. -Ad Orientem (talk) 05:05, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
That looks more like 35 hours to me. But then maths was never my strong point. But there is a common theme running through a lot of these premature postings. The Rambling Man (talk) 07:00, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
I noticed that common thread myself. Is there an appropriate venue to politely discuss this common thread? ghost 14:29, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
The talkpage here would be a reasonable place to start I guess? The Rambling Man (talk) 14:54, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Aye, I would have supported this is well, but that was posted a bit quickly. Black Kite (talk) 23:28, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment: I updated the article and nominated it minutes after the sentencing. I expect either my exuberance to get it listed was contagious or that editors had grown weary of my whining about the earlier (failed) nom. My apologies if I stressed a volunteer into acting outside established practises. I'd also like to thank Ad Orientem for their due diligence with the error report. – Reidgreg (talk) 16:02, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
    Reidgreg as far as I can see, no-one can take issue with your approach here, the nomination was just fine. We do tend to wait more than a couple of hours before posting such items as we allow sufficient time for a consensus to "develop" rather than simply acting after the first two votes are cast (this is sometimes okay for RD when all we're debating is the quality of the target article, but usually for the main ITN stories, we look for both quality and significance). So in short, you did nothing wrong at all. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:00, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Post-posting support based upon the previous conversation and the overall merits of the case. This is a high profile serial killer case in a city/country that is not exactly known for them. I have no real stance on the fact this was posted so quick (I don't believe it should be pulled), but maybe in the future it should be held back a few hours to ensure the consensus is still there to post it. --PlasmaTwa2 22:00, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Thanks again. Folks here were correct to wait for sentencing. It was listed 8–13 February and received more page views than it's likely to get again – 185,000 while on the main page, when it normally gets 400 daily. – Reidgreg (talk) 15:17, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

February 7Edit

Business and economy

Disasters and accidents

Politics and elections
Science and research

(Posted) RD: Jan OlszewskiEdit

Article: Jan Olszewski (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): Super Express, Reuters

Article updated

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 — Kpalion(talk) 10:43, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support Not much I can verify, but the few that I did were good. The last section "in pop culture" is uncited. ghost 12:46, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose per ghost, can't have an entirely unreferenced section in a BLP. The Rambling Man (talk) 16:14, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment. I've hidden the unsourced section for now. Are there any other problems? Espresso Addict (talk) 00:37, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Posted. Black Kite (talk) 09:39, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

(Closed) International Contact Group on VenezuelaEdit

No consensus to post. Stephen 03:06, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
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Article: International Contact Group on Venezuela (talk, history)
Blurb: ​The International Contact Group on Venezuela is formed in Montevideo, Uruguay. Bolivia and Mexico decline to sign the final text of the Montevideo declaration.
News source(s): Bloomberg, ANSA, UPI

Article updated
Nominator's comments: I previously nominated this when it was just the conference. At the time it was declined, many of those so declining saying we should wait until it occurred and actually produced something. In that spirit, I'm now resubmitting. Chetsford (talk) 06:07, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment. This ran at DYK the other day. Espresso Addict (talk) 06:17, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose