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The first sentence states that "Alodia was a medieval Nubian kingdom in what is now Central and Southern Sudan" - why the capitalisation of "Central" and "Southern"? They're not parts of proper names, they are adjectives and are not capitalised in the actual article. PaleCloudedWhite (talk) 07:30, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

The change was made in the article only last week, and presumably the blurb was written before that. It seems correct though, so I've amended the TFA accordingly. Thanks  — Amakuru (talk) 09:52, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

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Today's OTDEdit

  • Is there any reason why the blurb and caption say USS Triton (SSRN-586) rather than just plain USS Triton? Unless I'm mistaken, the serial number is only there as a disambiguator and per WP:NCSHIP we would normally style it simply with USS and the name. Thanks  — Amakuru (talk) 11:39, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
    According to the dab page linked from the article, there was another submarine with the same name: "USS Triton (SS-201), a submarine commissioned in 1940 and sunk in 1943". Disambiguation seems justified, at least in the caption. It might not be necessary in the blurb. Jmar67 (talk) 11:53, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Please remove the name of the perp in the school shooting, Wikipedia should not be party to glorifying filth and delighting trolls. Abductive (reasoning) 00:45, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

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  • (Snooker) No reason to italicize "frames". Jmar67 (talk) 04:02, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
    @Jmar67: I couldn't reproduce this at first, but then I realised it's rendering in italics on the mobile view and normal text on the desktop. Must be a bug/quirk of the {{cuegloss}} template. I have changed it to render as a regular link, so should be fixed now. Thanks  — Amakuru (talk) 05:41, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
    I have reported this issue at MediaWiki talk:Common.css#Italic text for dfn. Looks like something an interface admin will have to sort out. Thanks  — Amakuru (talk) 09:55, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

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  Done — Maile (talk) 00:32, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

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