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  • Not keen on the new pic for Coronavirus. It is not a picture of the new strains, just a generic pic of coronavirus taken ages ago, and it doesn't appear in the target article. It does say "example pictured" but I think it's misleading.  — Amakuru (talk) 22:53, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
    I agree with the above. In any case, the full stop in the caption should be removed, as it's only a sentence fragment. — RAVENPVFF · talk · 01:30, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
    ITN I haved noticed is not always as stringent as DYK about the blurb being mentioned and sourced in the bolded link, or requiring the image be used in the target.—Bagumba (talk) 05:39, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
    Probably the best picture we have for coronavirus. In any case I don't see it as misleading as it is clearly labelled as an example of coronavirus — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 07:06, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
    Well there's no requirement for every story to have a picture, and the "example" part could easily refer to "new strain of coronavirus", which is what I assumed the first time I viewed it, until noticing the pic was from 2006. We don't even know if the new strain looks anything like that. This whole thing seems equivalent to announcing a new species of butterfly and accompanying it with a pic of some completely different species of butterfly as an "example". It adds nothing to the story. Cheers  — Amakuru (talk) 08:27, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
    Amakuru...your explanation sounds sensible. Whispyhistory (talk) 08:32, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
    Your butterfly example is different. The virus is a strain of the species shown, not a different species. Stephen 10:57, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
    In that case, wouldn't it be more like announcing a new breed of C. l. familiaris? I mean, this and this and this are all the same species, but it would be odd to illustrate an article about any one of those with a picture of any other one of those. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 14:44, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
    In China, a new breed of dog (example pictured) bites more than five hundred people, killing at least seventeen. We tend to be more familiar with dogs than we are with viruses, but the image is still useful (and not incorrect) for someone who doesn't know what a dog looks like — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 16:51, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
    Viral strains are not equivalent to dog breeds. Stephen 00:20, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
  • That would need, for agreement between subject and verb, to be "In China, a new strain of coronavirus (examples pictured) is reported to infect more than five hundred people, leading to seventeen deaths." And "to have infected" would be more usual, unless this is an example of WP:ENGVAR. Bazza (talk) 10:21, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
    Are you sure those are viruses (plural) pictured? According to the virus article, individual particles are called virions — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 11:52, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
I expect "virions" is more a technical term. Note Webster: "virus noun ... plural viruses." – Sca (talk) 13:24, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
Could we sub a recent shot of Chinese people wearing face masks? – Sca (talk) 13:16, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

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  • The protected version seems not to have been created by User:AnomieBOT; pinging Anomie. — RAVENPVFF · talk · 05:05, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
    Amakuru, please create the protected versions. If you are not aware, the base parent template is an exact copy of the "included" portion of the unprotected page and the 9 sub-templates are created in the usual subst: manner we create other POTD protected pages. In total, we need to create 10 template pages. Please do not add the files to WP:CMP so we can see if my idea at Talk:Main Page worked. We can add them a little later if Krinklebot fails to protect them. --- C&C (Coffeeandcrumbs) 09:17, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
      Doing... OK I'll work on this now  — Amakuru (talk) 09:44, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
    And   Done. @Coffeeandcrumbs: if I have made any mistakes, please let me know. Thanks  — Amakuru (talk) 10:06, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
    Amakuru, it looks perfect. I will ping you if the files still need protection. --- C&C (Coffeeandcrumbs) 10:18, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
    @Amakuru:, I failed. Please add the files to WP:CMP. --- C&C (Coffeeandcrumbs) 10:52, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
      Done. Pity it didn't work... not sure what you tried, but it seems like this should be possible to achieve somehow!  — Amakuru (talk) 11:52, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
    @Amakuru: I notice that the protected versions are of the "wide image" layout, in which the blurb is below the picture, instead of to its right. This seems to make the POTD section a little too tall; the blurbs for all the subtemplates should also be able to fit nicely beside their corresponding images. I'm not sure why the protected versions are using the incorrect layout – regular substitution via {{POTD row}} should give the correct configuration. — RAVENPVFF · talk · 18:25, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
    See the bot's complaint at Wikipedia talk:Picture of the day#POTDPageCreator: Template:POTD/2020-01-24 has unexpected content. It doesn't like the fact that the <noinclude> isn't on a separate line, like Template:POTD/2019-10-10 for example. Anomie 12:28, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
    Hmm interesting. That's something to note for future then. I guess nobody spotted the bot's message on the POTD talk page.  — Amakuru (talk) 12:53, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

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