Open main menu

Administrator instructions

To report an error on today's or tomorrow's Main Page, please add it to the appropriate section below.

  • Where is the error? An exact quote of all or part of the text in question will help.
  • Offer a correction if possible.
  • References are helpful, especially when reporting an obscure factual or grammatical error.
  • Time zones: The current date and time is displayed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC, currently 19:38 on 19 June 2019), not adjusted to your local time zone.
  • Do not use {{edit fully-protected}}, which will not give you a faster response, and in fact causes problems if used here. (See the bottom of this revision for an example.)
  • Done? Once an error has been fixed, or has rotated off the Main Page, or has been acknowledged as not an error, the error report will be removed from this page; please check the page's history for discussion and action taken.
  • No chit-chat: Lengthy discussions should be moved to a suitable location elsewhere.
  • Can you fix the issue yourself? If the error is with the content of an article linked from the main page, consider attempting to fix the problem rather than reporting it here.

Errors in the summary of the featured articleEdit

Today's FAEdit

Tomorrow's FAEdit

  • The echo parakeet is still endangered but the last sentence in the blurb says "...saved the bird from extinction." There are still some characters to spare. So I suggest changing to: "While it is still an endangered species, an intensive effort of captive breeding has prevented its extinction." Ping @Dank: (1027 characters). --- Coffeeandcrumbs 03:13, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
OR... "While it is still endangered, an intensive effort of captive breeding has prevented its extinction." (1016 characters). --- Coffeeandcrumbs 03:15, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
We're currently at 992 characters, and yes, I get 1027 for the change. Makes sense to me. FunkMonk, Sabine's Sunbird: thoughts? - Dank (push to talk) 03:53, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
I think the second version is fine. FunkMonk (talk) 03:54, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
Second version is fine with me too, but I don't want to make the edit after the page is protected. - Dank (push to talk) 14:16, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Errors in In the newsEdit

Errors in On this dayEdit

Today's OTDEdit

Lou Gehrig

At the time of his diagnosis, he was still a player. He formally retired two days after being diagnosed. Calidum 04:13, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

  Done  — Amakuru (talk) 10:16, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Tomorrow's OTDEdit

I've raised some POV issues in Death of Neda Agha-Soltan. There are also some inline tags. --Mhhossein talk 13:19, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

  • "1979 – Bill Stewart, an American journalist, was executed by Nicaraguan Guardia forces, resulting in the rapid withdrawal of support for the Somoza regime by the United States." - "resulting in the rapid withdrawal of support for the Somoza regime by the United States" is not present in the linked article Bill Stewart (journalist), nor is it supported by either Anastasio Somoza Debayle or Nicaraguan Revolution. DuncanHill (talk) 18:18, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Errors in Did you know...Edit

Errors in the featured pictureEdit

Today's POTDEdit

  • on the ESA's: should read "on ESA's". — RAVENPVFF · talk · 09:44, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
    It's short for "the European Space Agency" so wouldn't it be correct to say "the ESA", much like we'd say "the BBC" etc?  — Amakuru (talk) 09:48, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
    Oh well, their own webpages say "ESA",[1] and our article mostly did (I corrected the few inconsistencies there). So   Done. Thanks  — Amakuru (talk) 10:15, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
    Depends on whether "ESA" is to be pronounced as "ee-ess-ay" or as a word. For comparison, NASA is short for "National Aeronautics and Space Administration" and takes a "the" in the expanded form but not as an acronym. That is, we say "the National....." but not "the NASA". --Khajidha (talk) 13:11, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
    There's generally no hard and fast rule about this – for example, the American Broadcasting Company is "ABC", but the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is "the ABC". I think standard practice is just to follow what reliable sources use for each acronym/initialism. — RAVENPVFF · talk · 16:47, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Tomorrow's POTDEdit

Errors in the summary of the featured listEdit

Any other Main Page problemsEdit

Please report these problems at the General discussion section of Talk:Main Page.