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This page is to nominate fresh articles to appear in the "Did you know" section on the Main Page, by a "hook" (an interesting note). Nominations that have been approved are moved to a staging area, from which the articles are promoted into the Queue.

Count of DYK Hooks
Section # of Hooks # Verified
January 14 1
January 26 1
January 30 1
February 5 1
February 6 2
February 17 2
February 18 1
February 19 3
February 20 1
February 21 2
February 24 1
February 26 1
February 27 1
February 28 1
March 3 1
March 5 2 1
March 6 1 1
March 7 1
March 8 1 1
March 9 2 2
March 11 8 6
March 12 7 7
March 13 2
March 14 7 5
March 15 6 5
March 16 6 5
March 17 14 12
March 18 14 8
March 19 10 6
March 20 14 8
March 21 27 18
March 22 11 9
March 23 19 11
March 24 16 9
March 25 9 1
March 26 15 11
March 27 14 6
March 28 18 8
March 29 12 5
March 30 16 6
March 31 10 3
April 1 6 3
April 2 11 2
April 3 11 2
April 4 7
April 5 2
Total 319 161
Last updated 05:41, 5 April 2021 UTC
Current time is 06:02, 5 April 2021 UTC [refresh]

Instructions for nominatorsEdit

Create a subpage for your new DYK suggestion and then list the page below under the date the article was created or the expansion began or it became a good article (not the date you submit it here), with the newest dates at the bottom. Any registered user may nominate a DYK suggestion (if you are not a registered user, please leave a message at the bottom of the DYK project talk page with the details of the article you would like to nominate and the hook you would like to propose); self-nominations are permitted and encouraged. Thanks for participating and please remember to check back for comments on your nomination (consider watchlisting your nomination page).

If this is your first nomination, please read the DYK rules before continuing:
Official DYK criteria: DYK rules and supplementary guidelines
Unofficial guide: Learning DYK

To nominate an articleEdit

Read these instructions completely before proceeding.
For simplified instructions, see User:Rjanag/Quick DYK 2.
Create the nomination subpage.

Enter the article title in the box below and click the button. (To nominate multiple articles together, enter any or all of the article titles.) You will then be taken to a preloaded nomination page.

Write the nomination.

On the nomination page, fill in the relevant information. See Template:NewDYKnomination and {{NewDYKnomination/guide}} for further information.

  • Not every line of the template needs to be filled in. For instance, if you are not nominating an image to appear with your hook, there is no need to fill in the image-related lines.
  • Add an edit summary e.g. "Nominating YOUR ARTICLE TITLE for DYK" and click Save page.
  • Make sure the nomination page is on your watchlist, so you can follow the review discussion.

In the current nominations section find the subsection for the date on which the article was created or on which expansion began (or, if a new Good Article, the date on which it became a GA), not the date on which you make the nomination.

  • At the top of that subsection (before other nominations already there, but below the section head and hidden comment) add {{Did you know nominations/YOUR ARTICLE TITLE}}.
  • Add an edit summary e.g. "Nominating YOUR ARTICLE TITLE for DYK" and click Save page.

How to review a nominationEdit

Any editor who was not involved in writing/expanding or nominating an article may review it by checking to see that the article meets all the DYK criteria (long enough, new enough, no serious editorial or content issues) and the hook is cited. Editors may also alter the suggested hook to improve it, suggest new hooks, or even lend a hand and make edits to the article to which the hook applies so that the hook is supported and accurate. For a more detailed discussion of the DYK rules and review process see the supplementary guidelines and the WP:Did you know/Reviewing guide.

To post a comment or review on a DYK nomination, follow the steps outlined below:

  • Look through this page, Template talk:Did you know, to find a nomination you would like to comment on.
  • Click the "Review or comment" link at the top of the nomination. You will be taken to the nomination subpage.
  • The top of the page includes a list of the DYK criteria. Check the article to ensure it meets all the relevant criteria.
  • To indicate the result of the review (i.e., whether the nomination passes, fails, or needs some minor changes), leave a signed comment on the page. Please begin with one of the 5 review symbols that appear at the top of the edit screen, and then indicate all aspects of the article that you have reviewed; your comment should look something like the following:

    Article length and age are fine, no copyvio or plagiarism concerns, reliable sources are used. But the hook needs to be shortened.

    If you are the first person to comment on the nomination, there will be a line :* <!-- REPLACE THIS LINE TO WRITE FIRST COMMENT, KEEPING  :* --> showing you where you should put the comment.
  • Save the page.

If there is any problem or concern about a nomination, please consider notifying the nominator by placing {{subst:DYKproblem|Article|header=yes|sig=yes}} on the nominator's talk page.

Frequently asked questionsEdit


This page is often backlogged. As long as your submission is still on the page, it will stay there until an editor reviews it. Since editors are encouraged to review the oldest submissions first (so that those hooks don't grow stale), it may take several weeks until your submission is reviewed. In the meantime, please consider reviewing another submission (not your own) to help reduce the backlog (see instructions above).

Where is my hook?Edit

If you can't find the nomination you submitted to this nominations page, it may have been approved and is on the approved nominations page waiting to be promoted. It could also have been added to one of the prep areas, promoted from prep to a queue, or is on the main page.

If the nominated hook is in none of those places, then the nomination has probably been rejected. Such a rejection usually only occurs if it was at least a couple of weeks old and had unresolved issues for which any discussion had gone stale. If you think your nomination was unfairly rejected, you can query this on the DYK discussion page, but as a general rule such nominations will only be restored in exceptional circumstances.

Search archived DYK nomination discussionsEdit

Instructions for other editorsEdit

How to promote an accepted hookEdit

  • See Wikipedia:Did you know/Preparation areas for full instructions.
  • Hooks that have been approved are located on the approved nominations page.
  • In one window, open the DYK nomination subpage of the hook you would like to promote.
  • In another window, open the prep set you intend to add the hook to.
  • In the prep set...
    • Paste the hook into the hook area (be sure to not paste in that that)
    • Paste the credit information ({{DYKmake}} and/or {{DYKnom}}) into the credits area.
    • Add an edit summary, e.g. "Promoted [[Jane Fonda]]", preview, and save
  • Back on DYK nomination page...
    • change {{DYKsubpage to {{subst:DYKsubpage
    • change |passed= to |passed=yes
    • Add an edit summary, e.g. "Promoted to Prep 3", preview, and save

How to remove a rejected hookEdit

  • Open the DYK nomination subpage of the hook you would like to remove. (It's best to wait several days after a reviewer has rejected the hook, just in case someone contests or the article undergoes a large change.)
  • In the window where the DYK nomination subpage is open, replace the line {{DYKsubpage with {{subst:DYKsubpage, and replace |passed= with |passed=no. Then save the page. This has the effect of wrapping up the discussion on the DYK nomination subpage in a blue archive box and stating that the nomination was unsuccessful, as well as adding the nomination to a category for archival purposes.

How to remove a hook from the prep areas or queueEdit

  • Edit the prep area or queue where the hook is and remove the hook and the credits associated with it.
  • Go to the hook's nomination subpage (there should have been a link to it in the credits section).
    • View the edit history for that page
    • Go back to the last version before the edit where the hook was promoted, and revert to that version to make the nomination active again.
    • Add a new icon on the nomination subpage to cancel the previous tick and leave a comment after it explaining that the hook was removed from the prep area or queue, and why, so that later reviewers are aware of this issue.
  • Add a transclusion of the template back to this page so that reviewers can see it. It goes under the date that it was first created/expanded/listed as a GA. You may need to add back the day header for that date if it had been removed from this page.
  • If you removed the hook from a queue, it is best to either replace it with another hook from one of the prep areas, or to leave a message at WT:DYK asking someone else to do so.

How to move a nomination subpage to a new nameEdit

  • Don't; it should not ever be necessary, and will break some links which will later need to be repaired. Even if you change the title of the article, you don't need to move the nomination page.


Older nominationsEdit

Articles created/expanded on January 14Edit

Turkey and the Holocaust

  • ... that Turkey has used Holocaust commemoration to deny both the Armenian Genocide and antisemitism in Turkey? Source: Quotes from Turkish officials: "In our history, there does not exist any genocide." "Turkish society has always been away from anti-Semitic feelings [sic], has never shown any feelings of anti-Semitism and xenophobia. Our people has [sic] always embraced their Jewish brothers." https://doi.org/10.1111%2Fsocf.12521
    Analysis by Baer: Beginning in 2014, Turkish Jewish community leaders have been joined in their annual Holocaust commemoration by high-ranking Turkish officials who have used the occasion each year to promote the image of Turks as rescuers of Jews, from 1492 through to World War II. Playing the part of Jewish savior against the tide of genocide, the Turkish government can vaunt its pride and claim never to have engaged in such historical crimes, thereby denying, sometimes obliquely, sometimes explicitly, the annihilation of the Ottoman Armenians. — Baer 2020 p. 207
    "A second theme, unique to the Turkish case, is the determination to deny the Armenian genocide by acknowledging the Holocaust." https://pen.org/professional-ethics-and-the-denial-of-armenian-genocide/

Created by Buidhe (talk). Self-nominated at 18:06, 14 January 2021 (UTC).

  • buidhe This does not look like a neutral hook. Many hooks can be made on this article that are both interesting and neutral.VR talk 03:43, 15 January 2021 (UTC)
  • There is no requirement for hooks to follow NPOV. See WP:DYKRULES. It is factual and sourced to RS which is what matters. (t · c) buidhe 03:47, 15 January 2021 (UTC)
  • If you go to WP:DYKRULES and look under "Content", it says The hook should be neutral.VR talk 04:05, 15 January 2021 (UTC)
  • How is it non-neutral? It is just a fact. One that doesn't reflect well on Turkey, but many hooks don't reflect well on their subjects and have always been allowed on DYK. (t · c) buidhe 04:10, 15 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Now that's a tricky one. I understand the NPOV concern and believe Vice regent is right about pointing to the DYK rules; but on the other hand after reading the article I believe the statement in the hook is correct, Turkey seems to do that (at least according to the sources in the article). So I would personally have difficulties wording the hook another way to present Turkey in a better light. @Vice regent could you maybe think of an example alternate hook that would satisfy NPOV for you? (Caveat: I am really not an expert on the subject, just a random Wikipedian chiming in.) --LordPeterII (talk) 15:27, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
  • My previous hooks have often portrayed various institutions, people, or countries in a negative light. Just a few examples,
    • "that memorial director Jens-Christian Wagner blames Alternative for Germany for the increase in heckling at former Nazi concentration camps in recent years?"[1]
    • "that in September 2019, far-right politician Milan Mazurek became the first Slovak parliamentarian to lose his seat due to a crime after comparing Romani children to "animals in the zoo"?"[2]
    • "that after the Greek Civil War, 20,000 leftists were exiled to Gyaros (pictured), dubbed "Dachau of the Mediterranean"?"[3]
    • "... that the European Commission of Human Rights found in 1969 that the Greek junta systematically tortured dissidents, leading to Greece's exit from the Council of Europe?"[4]
    • " ... that the Israeli Nazis and Nazi Collaborators (Punishment) Law was intended to punish Holocaust survivors rather than Holocaust perpetrators?"[5]
    • "that death squad commander Otto Ohlendorf claimed that the extermination of 90,000 Jewish men, women, and children was a justified act of self-defense?"[6]
  • Generally, the only negative hooks that were rejected were for BLP reasons. I don't really see NPOV as something that occurs in isolation for one fact or sentence, rather for an article as a whole, but I proposed hook ALT0 as I found it the most interesting element of the article. (t · c) buidhe 18:16, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

buidhe and LordPeterII How about something that actually discusses Turkey's WWII policies and considers both sides of the story:

  • Alt1: ... that during World War II Turkey helped thousands of European Jews escape the Holocaust even as it enacted a law that discriminated against Turkish Jews?
    • This is interesting because it shows the contradicting nature of Turkish policies. It also shows the good and the bad that Turkey did to Jews during WWII.
    • Source: "In November 1942, the [Turkish] government introduced a Property Tax (Varlιk Vergisi) ...[which effectively discriminated against Jews]. Meanwhile, and quite paradoxically, Turkish intervention saved many thousands of eastern European Jews from the Holocaust, by aiding their clandestine immigration into Palestine. There thus seems to have been a complete disconnect between internal and external policies. William Hale (professor), Turkish Foreign Policy since 1774, page 67VR talk 17:54, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
      • Not suitable, as I explained on talk, "saved" is not a WP:IMPARTIAL way to characterize giving a limited number of transit visas. Nor is it particularly interesting or unusual because that also Spain's policy at the same time was not dissimilar, although in the spanish case the laws discriminating against non-Catholics were passed before wwii. (t · c) buidhe 18:17, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I have trouble understanding buidhe's comments. 1. The word "saved" only applies to the indicated "saved" people. So the fact that it is a "limited number" is not an issue - the number is indicated. There is no statement that all were saved. 2. The fact that Spain - not a Muslim country - had a similar approach does not as buidhe suggests make it not "particularly interesting or unusual". 2603:7000:2143:8500:6960:9DFE:CAD2:CC8E (talk) 19:16, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
  • If you read other books that focus on this topic, such as Tuvia Friling's Arrows in the Dark, you would find that all of these transits were organized and paid for not by Turkey but by Jewish organizations, who faced many restrictions in their work. Furthermore, if you are going to contrast the transit visa issue with another Turkish policy, surely it would be denaturalization. (t · c) buidhe 19:23, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Okay, now Vice regent your suggestion is problematic in the exact opposite direction: If buidhe's original hook shows Turkey in a negative light, yours show it in a very positive. I mean, if they enacted laws to discriminate against Jews, but then saved lots anyway, surely the law was more of a farce? (At least it sounds like that imo.)
More importantly, ALT1 does contradict the article, as both the lede and the history section quite explicitly state that Turkey did not actively seek to rescue/save Jews, and rather let them pass through at best. There are notable examples, sure, but your hook would suggest it was a general and official rescue scheme. Especially this part of the lede, "Turkey and parts of the Turkish Jewish community have promoted exaggerated claims of rescuing Jews", is such a sentence as it directly contradicts the message of ALT1.
I understand that this is a delicate topic, and I admit that I do not have nearly enough knowledge about it (or time to acquire it) to weigh in on the neutrality discussion about the article itself. My argumentation thus will revolve solely around the eligibility of hooks for the current article.
Going back to the original hook ALT0, I must say that I am convinced by buidhe's point that they had previously gotten hooks approved that are quite critical - not unlike ALT0. Now I have previously made the mistake of invoking WP:OSE, but I do not believe this is the case here: If the DYK rules allowed several hooks to be approved that were critical extremely of Greece and Israel, why would a hook critical of Turkey be disallowed?
So in conclusion, while I value the discussion and still agree that we must be careful not to break NPOV, I do not think that this is actually the case with ALT0. Instead, ALT1 is unsuitable because it contradicts the article (in its current form). Maybe you two will want to discuss the neutrality of the article itself first (and I see at least one uninvolved editor has weighed in there), and then this DYK discussion can resume once we know what the hook should be compared against. --LordPeterII (talk) 11:36, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
  •   A full review of this nomination is needed, including all of the DYK criteria plus a fresh look at the proposed hooks. Thank you. BlueMoonset (talk) 03:38, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 26Edit

Old-age-security hypothesis

Created/expanded by Vyacheslav84 (talk). Self-nominated at 11:09, 26 January 2021 (UTC).

  • Comment (not a review). The article does not support the hook, in several important ways. (1) It is about a decrease in fertility caused by adding pensions, not about an increase in fertility caused by removing them. The phrasing in the hook, suggesting that cutting pensions will cause fertility to go back up is an inference (WP:SYNTH) rather than something directly supported by the sources in the article. (2) Linking Welfare state to "well-being of the country" is a violation of WP:SUBMARINE. (3) There is zero support in the article for the claim in the hook that cutting pensions will increase well-being. It links low pensions to "overall income growth" but that is hardly the same thing as well-being. The only connection to well-being is an opposite one to what is in the hook: "although it increases household savings". The article is also quite problematic in its context-free presentation of various opinions with no evaluation of what local circumstances they are based on or how widespread those opinions are, and in its base assumptions that greater fertility is a greater good and that individual hardship (based for instance on involuntary childlessness) can be ignored. —David Eppstein (talk) 19:52, 30 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Your suggestions for the wording? — Vyacheslav84 (talk) 07:36, 9 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Adding pensions cuts fertility? — Vyacheslav84 (talk) 08:03, 9 February 2021 (UTC)
  • "the refusal of the state from old-age benefits..." is downright ungrammatical anyway. What does it mean? Johnbod (talk) 03:36, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
    • "Cancellation or rejection of the state pension.", "abandonment of state pension", "cancellation of state pension". — Vyacheslav84 (talk) 05:47, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

  A full review of DYK criteria is still needed for this nomination. Flibirigit (talk) 14:26, 18 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 30Edit

COVID vaccine dispute

  • ... that during a vaccine dispute, the European Union was accused of "an absolutely incredible act of hostility" by Arlene Foster, Northern Ireland's first minister?

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk) and Dumelow (talk). Nominated by Cwmhiraeth (talk) at 07:32, 3 February 2021 (UTC).

Whether relevant or not for DYK I have concerns this article has not been expanded to cover some of the fallout from this dispute (I'm unsure if this affects DYK). This includes: fallout impact on the ramifications of threat of revoking Article 16 (e.g.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-55882140) ; the impact of the threat of export controls ; where the 9m doses have been magic'd from (I think I read AZ had procured extra capacity); Questions about more UK support for Valneva vaccine rather than EU/French support; pressure on Commission President Ursula von der Leyen .... I'm too tied RL currently to try to expand article which could be controversial but it probably needs nuturing and expansion in my view. It also really needs a Template:Gs/talk notice for covid if chosen for DYK. Otherwise probably has merits for DYK but DYK is not a zone I follow or know much about. Thankyou.Djm-leighpark (talk)

  In response to Djm-leighpark's concerns, no, that is of no relevance to the DYK nomination. What is of relevance is the merge tag. That needs to be resolved before this nomination goes anywhere. Please place a {{subst:DYK?again}} tag once that's resolved. Schwede66 01:21, 6 February 2021 (UTC)
  The merger suggestion has been resolved. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 07:29, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
@Schwede66: This nomination has been waiting a long time for review. Do you fancy doing it? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:18, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
Funny that; I’ll be running a training session on DYK this weekend. Will use this as a case study. I’m sure that by the end of it, it’ll will have been reviewed. Schwede66 12:59, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

  The article was new enough when it got nominated. The article is plenty long enough and we checked the early edit summaries whether any prose got copied from other articles; there was no obvious evidence of this and the early version we checked from 31 Jan was quite substantial already. The article is neutral and within policy. Could "the head of Germany's Standing Committee on Vaccination" perhaps be rephrased to be different to the source (is he a "chief executive", "chairperson", or "director", or something like that?)?

The reviewing guide states: "Consider very carefully whether the hook puts undue emphasis on a negative aspect of a living individual. Err on the side of caution, and when in doubt, suggest an ALT hook." As a group of Kiwi editors (sitting together in a large group in one room and no mask in sight – just saying), we are somewhat removed from the drama in Europe but wondered whether Arlene Foster would be happy to have the "absolutely incredible act of hostility" language associated to her. To that end, we wonder whether an alternative hook could be more suitable, e.g. the European Union reversing its decision the following day and admitting that they got it wrong? Please write an alternative hook for us to consider. Schwede66 23:11, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

@Schwede66: Things have moved on, and the original dispute between the EU and AstraZeneca has been subsumed into larger COVID-19 vaccine mismanagement issues and potential vaccine nationalism. The article has already seen several name changes and I can foresee this happening again. But let's get this DYK out of the way first. How about ALT1? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:57, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
  • ALT1 ... that despite the European Commission organising COVID-19 vaccine supplies for the whole bloc, a shortage of vaccine caused several member states to obtain their own supplies from Russia and China?

  ALT1 is approved. The close paraphrasing outlined above (i.e. "the head of Germany's Standing Committee on Vaccination") is still to be addressed. Once that's done, it's all go. Schwede66 20:30, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 5Edit

Coat of arms of Naples

Coat of arms of Naples

Created/expanded by Borteddd (talk). Self-nominated at 19:39, 8 February 2021 (UTC).

Policy compliance:

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited:  Y
  • Interesting:  N - N
QPQ: None required.

Overall:   Is the large Italian-language direct quote needed? I think it should be rewritten and cited in the body of the article. Perhaps suggest a more specific and interesting hook that has an in-line citation. I added the image from the article. TJMSmith (talk) 02:33, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

@TJMSmith: A hook about the Constantine colors tradition angle could potentially work (as long as it's made clear that the information was legendary and not the truth), the issue right now (other than the reference needing to be duplicated for DYK purposes) is that it's not clear who the "they" in "which they were welcomed" is referring to. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 12:49, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
Giving writing a possible ALT a shot. How does this sound?
ALT1 ... that one legend on the origin of the coat of arms of Naples (pictured) claims that it alluded to the colors of the sun and moon cult practiced by the city's inhabitants pre-Christianity?
The Constantine angle is the one I was trying to refer to, but the wording remains vague on what that meant (it isn't clear what "welcomed" means in this context). The hook makes it clear that it was just a legend and probably not real (reflecting what was said in the article as well). Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 11:45, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
QPQ: None required.

Overall:   Assuming good faith on the scholarly Italian-language source. Approving ALT1 which is interesting. Updating status to   until the question below is answered by the nom. TJMSmith (talk) 03:07, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

  @TJMSmith: Given that the wording of the "welcome" text remains vague, the nomination should probably not be signed off until that is resolved. I've left the nom a message and am awaiting a response from them. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 03:04, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
I've updated my review. Awaiting the response from the nom. TJMSmith (talk) 03:07, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
Courtesy ping to SounderBruce who helped reword some unclear phrasings but also left clarify tags on the article. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:08, 24 March 2021 (UTC)
The nominator hasn't edited in 10 days as of this post; I've left them a final message, but unless they return or another editor can address the wording concerns then we may need to start looking at the possibility of this being closed. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 15:00, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
@Borteddd: Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:54, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

@Narutolovehinata5: ?w Borteddd (talk) 10:03, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

@Borteddd: There are some statements in the article that need to be reworded or clarified; they are tagged with "clarification needed" tags. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:52, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

@Narutolovehinata5: i clarified the not-clarified sentences with sources. Borteddd (talk) 11:41, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

@TJMSmith: Have your concerns been addressed? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 11:54, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 6Edit

Giacomo Sartori

Created by Vaticidalprophet (talk). Self-nominated at 16:17, 6 February 2021 (UTC).

  • I will start this review momentarily. Ktin (talk) 21:48, 6 February 2021 (UTC)

Policy compliance:

QPQ: None required.

Overall:   Article meets eligibility criteria - length and newness. Will require a relook at sourcing -- while sentences are sourced, many of them are sourced to the author's profile on the book publisher's webpage, his own Linkedin page. I am asking another editor / reviewer's assistance to help have a relook. No major copyvios to be seen. The phrase has since published seven novels and four collections of short stories can be considered for revision since it is used as-is from Restlessbooks. Hook is cited and interesting. However, hook is again sourced the author's page on the publisher webpage. Will require another Editor's eyes on this one. Request to the nominator -- In addition, can you think about a rewrite of the lede. Please see if you can avoid narrative style and go for a declarative style. E.g. He is an author of x books including A, B, and C, rather than "Sartori, who began writing in his thirties, has since published ...". I would also suggest reconsidering phrases such as 'positive reviews' in the lede. QPQ not required since the editor has only DYK published so far. However, if this is not accurate, please let me know. Overall, I think this is a good nomination, but, might require a relook. I am requesting for another reviewer's support on this one. Cheers. Ktin (talk) 22:26, 6 February 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for taking a look, @Ktin! I'm cutting down on the relevant predominance of the author bio a bit. The LinkedIn cite is to support some uncontroversial biographical information, which I've always taken as an acceptable use of that kind of source (and is explicitly called out as "can be a valid reason to use discouraged sources" on Cite Unseen); post-revision, the author bio is mostly the same. Vaticidalprophet (talk) 06:16, 7 February 2021 (UTC)
@Vaticidalprophet: Thanks. Let me know when the edits are done, and I can pick it up. Cheers. Ktin (talk) 02:14, 8 February 2021 (UTC)
@Ktin: Been a while, but how do you feel about how the article is currently set up? Vaticidalprophet (talk) 22:55, 16 February 2021 (UTC)
@Vaticidalprophet: Looks good. Added one [citation needed] tag. Good to go once that is fixed. Ktin (talk) 03:04, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
@Ktin: Cited. Vaticidalprophet (talk) 22:51, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
  Approved. Looks good. Ktin (talk) 23:33, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Came by to promote, but I'm uncomfortable with the hook assertion being sourced to his publisher. I think we need a new hook. —valereee (talk) 16:28, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   If a new hook is needed, then adding icon indicating that there's an issue holding up promotion. BlueMoonset (talk) 03:33, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Honestly, I'm pretty tired of this process. I have half a mind to entirely withdraw this hook and the I Am God hook. I don't know that I want to commit to it, but I don't exactly feel motivated to come up with a new one. Vaticidalprophet (talk) 03:41, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
  • The hook seems fine to me. jp×g 18:35, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
The hook seems mostly okay but I don't know if it's appropriate to include the word "unusual" in it. I understand the word is in the article, but still. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:34, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
ALT1: * ... that author Giacomo Sartori's day job as a soil scientist has been named as an influence on his work? Source: Restless Books: Giacomo Sartori
@Narutolovehinata5: Is this fine? jp×g 19:53, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
Sounds good since the word "unusual" was my only concern. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:52, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
Pinging valereee to see whether her hook concern has been addressed. If not, perhaps another suggestion could be made? BlueMoonset (talk) 03:52, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
Possible alternate hook: ALT2 ... that Giacomo Sartori's autofictional work The Anatomy of the Battle was based on his relationship with his father and their political conflicts? It's cited to this link which is an English translation of an Italian interview. If an article could be written for the book, maybe this could work as a double hook. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:11, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
Prefer ALT2 as ALT1 is still sourced to his publisher. [[User:|—valereee]] (talk) 19:09, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
@Ktin: The new hooks still need a check. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:11, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: I am a tad confused with ALT2. What does "their political conflicts" mean? Father son political conflicts? Not sure I am seeing that at this link. [7] Please let me know if I am missing something. Been a long day. Also, I am not even seeing a direct statement that it was based on the relationship with his father, though, I think that can be easier to establish. Appreciate your inputs. Ktin (talk) 01:00, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
@Ktin: The paragraph in question seems to be the one that starts with In the initial plan, this novel was only meant to be the story of the last phases of my father’s illness when he died of a tumor in the last year of the last century. But then in the process of writing, the importance of his previous existence and especially of his fascist training became evident, even just in order to understand his behavior during his illness. The whole paragraph doesn't seem to explicitly say "political conflicts" but it does seem to confirm that the novel was partly based on the father's political beliefs. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:35, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: Thanks for this one. I am on the fence on this one. Should we just clip the hook at the first part? i.e. stop at "was based on his relationship with his father" Ktin (talk) 03:15, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
It probably still needs the mention of the political views somewhere, even if "political conflicts" isn't the best term. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 11:22, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
  • @Ktin: Okay, how does this sound:
  • I tried including the relationship angle here but it was difficult without making the hook redundant or vague. Another possibility could just be ALT2 without the political beliefs angle, which goes:
  • @Maile66: For what it's worth, I found an independent source that mentions him being a soil scientist; would using this as a source address your original concern? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 11:52, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
Did you mean Valereee? — Maile (talk) 12:12, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
Whoops! Apologies for the wrong ping. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 12:50, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
Narutolovehinata5, that source is fine to create a hook from, but which of the ALTs does it support? —valereee (talk) 15:52, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
@Valereee: ALT1. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 16:00, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
Narutolovehinata5, I'm sorry, the review was long, but I thought I read it carefully enough, but I may have been hurrying too mcuh...that review mentions his job, but I didn't see that it said it influenced his literary work? —valereee (talk) 16:38, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
@Valereee: The reason why I pinged you is to ask if the New Republic source satisfies your concerns about the original source for the soil scientist hook fact being a primary one. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 16:40, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
Narutolovehinata5, I wasn't concerned about the "soil scientist" assertion. That's a noncontroversial fact that I would have accepted even from a self-source, although "unusual" probably shouldn't come from an affiliated source. But that word could just be removed; it's the assertion that it "influenced his work" that I don't like sourced to an affiliated source. Someone not affiliated with him needs to be talking about it, IMO. —valereee (talk) 16:50, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
@Valereee: Perhaps ALT5 ... that Italian novelist Giacomo Sartori is a soil scientist by profession? could work if the issue is the fact about it being an influence in his work. Otherwise, if the soil scientist angle isn't working out, we could always go with one of the other options (like the ones about the relationship). Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:52, 5 April 2021 (UTC)

Hu Zhiying

Hu Zhiying (right) and New York missionaries together in 2014

Created/expanded by Jujiang (talk). Self-nominated at 13:12, 6 February 2021 (UTC).

  I'm not sure this article and nomination are ready for primetime yet. There are still some rough edges in the prose that could be smoothed over into more fluid English, and while the copyvio detector doesn't pick up anything that looks like obvious plagiarism, it does suggest overquotation. I have my doubts about the picture being a free image, and even if it were we could certainly do better than "see, this guy is on the right of this group of three that takes up about one-sixth of the image" ... in fact I was preparing a crop when I decided to look at the image's source.

As for the hooks ... let's go with the original one; the one I had to remove a duplicate of, as what is now ALT1 is rather unremarkable as many artists have work exhibited worldwide. And even having said that, we will need to clean up the original hook as it is wordy and still awkwardly worded, as a result of being what seems to be a direct translation of the Chinese. Daniel Case (talk) 19:30, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

Fixed that. Daniel Case (talk) 19:34, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
@Daniel Case: Thank you a lot. I made a little modification to the hook. --Jujiang (talk) 21:16, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
OK, but the article itself still needs some work, per what I wrote. Daniel Case (talk) 03:23, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
@Daniel Case: Can you make a small improvement for this article if you find anything inaccurate? My mother tongue is not English. Thank you very much. --Jujiang (talk) 11:01, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
This article is moved to Hu Zhiying on December 11, 2020, 2 months before dyk nomination.
The DYKcheck of Hu Zhiying mentioned "Article has not been created or expanded 5x or promoted to Good Article within the past 10 days (86 days). DYKcheck does not account for previous versions with splits or copyright violations."--Wolfch (talk) 01:06, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
Jujiang, Daniel Case, the article was at 1523 prose characters prior to Jujiang's expansion on February 4; it is currently 3767 prose characters, about a 2.5x expansion. It will need to more than double in size to 7615 prose characters if it is to reach the required 5x expansion–another 3848 prose characters. Jujiang, do you think you'll be able to add that much material? BlueMoonset (talk) 02:36, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
BlueMoonset, Thank you for your message. Let me think about it. --Jujiang (talk) 04:48, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: I have expanded the content. If there are some minor problems, could you help me to correct it? My native language is not English. Thank you. --Jujiang (talk) 13:55, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
@Jujiang:, The article was at 1523 prose characters prior to Jujiang's expansion on February 4. The 5x expansion means 7615 prose characters. According to DYKcheck of Hu Zhiying, this article is currently 6254 prose characters, which is still less than 7615 prose characters(5x expansion)--Wolfch (talk) 20:45, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for the hint. --Jujiang (talk) 19:18, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
The article is currently 6884 prose characters.--Wolfch (talk) 19:45, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
How is the conversion between prose characters and bytes? Thank you. --Jujiang (talk) 20:16, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
I got the information using DYK check in DYK toolbox. I don't know the details.--Wolfch (talk) 22:44, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you. --Jujiang (talk) 00:25, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: I'm still expanding and revising. Thank you. --Jujiang (talk) 00:25, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: Thank you. --Jujiang (talk) 06:02, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
Jujiang, according to DYKcheck you're currently at 7448 prose characters; only 167 more to go. You're almost there! BlueMoonset (talk) 06:30, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: Thank you. --Jujiang (talk) 07:01, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
Jujiang, did you use DYK check to get the amount of prose characters?--Wolfch (talk)
@BlueMoonset: Is the prose characters count enough? I am a beginner and do not know how to use DYK toolbox. Or, can you tell me how to use it? My only article Duo Yun Xuan is DYK. Thank you. --Jujiang (talk) 13:12, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
Jujiang, adding references, as you did in this edit, even with quotes in them, will not change the number of prose characters we count. Prose is actual words in sentences in the article proper, excluding lists and blockquotes and references; you're still at 7448. You can go to WP:DYKcheck to find out how to use DYKcheck. BlueMoonset (talk) 14:19, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
Jujiang, I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I just checked the article and there was a very large quote by Bridgewater in the "Connotation and allegory" section. Per MOS:BLOCKQUOTE, I have reformatted it as a blockquote, and it no longer counts as prose, leaving the article with 6853 prose characters. Another 762 prose characters will be needed. I was confused by the Gao Minglu sentence in the first paragraph of that section: it reads like a quote, and the "stated" and colon before it indicates it's a quote, so I added quotation marks to it. If it isn't a quote, please recast the sentence to better indicate that you're paraphrasing Gao—as a quote it's right on the border as to whether it is a blockquote, so a shorter quote with your own wording for the rest would be a better approach. BlueMoonset (talk) 14:43, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for helping to improve the article. I continue to work hard to increase the word count to improve the quality. --Jujiang (talk) 14:53, 14 March 2021 (UTC) --Jujiang (talk) 14:53, 14 March 2021 (UTC) --Jujiang (talk) 14:53, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
Hello @BlueMoonset: Can you review it again? That paragraph is not Gao Minglu's original words. The added content is rewritten in my own words. The "Note" are also written by me. If there are any incorrect things, please correct them. Thank you. --Jujiang (talk) 02:05, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
Jujiang, the article is currently 9684 prose characters, more than a 5× expansion. You're set there. I did check the Gao Minglu paragraph before your expansion, and while it wasn't always his exact words, it was too close a paraphrase to pass muster on Wikipedia. I edited that particular section so it is (I hope) a paraphrase but not a close paraphrase; as part of that, I put some of the phrases in quotes where appropriate. Now that the article is long enough, I'm hoping that the original reviewer, Daniel Case, can return and continue his review. BlueMoonset (talk) 02:46, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: Thank you for your comments. I have quoted Gao Minglu's original words instead. Thanks again. --Jujiang (talk) 03:09, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   New reviewer needed to review expanded article now that it meets the 5× expansion criteria, since it has more than doubled in size since its initial review, and the reviewer has not returned. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 03:55, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 17Edit

Farahnaz Forotan

  • Comment: Proofreading to both the hook of the article are welcome. I wanted to include the fact that apparently she's the youngest recipient of the "Journalist in the country" as a hook, but I have failed to find this in the cited sources.
Reviewed: GPSO 92 Issy

Created by NoonIcarus (talk). Self-nominated at 13:50, 17 February 2021 (UTC).

  • I have tried to remove the flags but have been unable to find either of the awards mentioned in English language sources. The sources currently given seem to be general news links that no longer support the statements given, but perhaps someone can find better ones. Terrific subject for an article! Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 17:35, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I would suggest that the paragraph about awards be moved to the talk page, with a request for people to find sources that would support its return to the article, so that the DYK process can proceed, without that information. Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 15:07, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
  *Done. gobonobo + c 05:20, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

Koo App

  • ... that the Koo App shot to prominence after Twitter got into a weeks-long standoff with the government of India? Source:Japan Times article
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created by Aman.kumar.goel (talk). Self-nominated at 11:00, 17 February 2021 (UTC).

Collapsing prior review from Bahnfrend. DanCherek (talk) 22:36, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

Policy compliance:

  • Adequate sourcing:  N - I checked only three of the sources, and two of them didn't support the relevant assertion. So, eg, where did the assertion that the messages are known as "Koos" come from? Similarly, where was the list of intended further languages sourced?
  • Neutral:  Y
  • Free of copyright violations, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing:  N - Can't tell yet, as the sources for some of the content are unclear.

QPQ:  N - Not done
Overall:   I've added a link and made a minor amendment to the hook. Bahnfrend (talk) 12:22, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

@Bahnfrend: I have addressed above issues with my recent edit. I don't think QPQ is needed because I have less than 5 nominations. Aman Kumar Goel (Talk) 11:23, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   It has been more than two weeks, and reviewer Bahnfrend has not returned; new reviewer needed to check the issues previously raised and see whether they have been addressed so the DYK criteria are met. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:08, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
New review by DanCherek

Policy compliance:

  • Adequate sourcing:  N - need sources for "first launched in Kannada", "Hindi", and all of the future languages. The Japan Times source says that Koo installs increased by 901,000, not that there were 901,000 installs
  • Neutral:  Y
  • Free of copyright violations, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing:  N - it would be great if the first two sentences of paragraph 3 (about Koo vs Twitter) could be reworded a little to make it more different from the source
  • Other problems:  N - there are concerns on the talk page about the article's title, and whether it should be moved to Koo (app) or Koo (social network), these should be addressed (whether or not the page is ultimately moved) prior to approval. (FWIW, I think I agree that it should be moved since the name of the app is just "Koo")
QPQ: None required.

Overall:   @Aman.kumar.goel: Thanks for your patience with this nomination, sorry for the delay. See comments above, there are a few remaining things that I think should be resolved before approval. Let me know if you have any questions. DanCherek (talk) 22:36, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 18Edit

Spare Time (film)

Spare Time titles
  • ... that Humphrey Jennings' film Spare Time (1939) showed an American audience how the British working classes spent their free time?
    • ALT1:... that ...?

Created by Edwardx (talk) and Philafrenzy (talk) and No Swan So Fine. Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 11:18, 25 February 2021 (UTC).

QPQ:  N - Not done
Overall:   Article requires further expansion and QPQ, but a solid start on a British classic. No Swan So Fine (talk) 14:42, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

  I have inserted a purple "maybe" icon since the article does not appear to require considerable work before becoming eligible. Completely rejecting the nomination does not seem correct at this time. Flibirigit (talk) 21:12, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
I think that was probably what No Swan So Fine intended. I have the book needed to expand it (just received) and will work on it shortly. Philafrenzy (talk) 21:18, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
Yes, sorry for any confusion. I've amended it to a 'maybe'. It'll certainly be fine after some minor work. No Swan So Fine (talk) 13:46, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
Philafrenzy, Edwardx, it has been three weeks since this nomination was reviewed and no edits have been made to the article since. If you are still interested in pursuing this nomination, please do the necessary work in the next seven days. That includes the missing QPQ. Thank you. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:13, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
I've just expanded it to push it over the limit. No Swan So Fine (talk) 14:30, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you, No Swan So Fine. I've just pinged Philafrenzy on their talk page, since the QPQ has still not been supplied and it's a month since the original review and ten days since my previous ping here. I do hope the QPQ is forthcoming, but I'm not willing to wait more than another seven days for it. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:21, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: I've donated a QPQ. I've cheekily added myself to the contributors after I expanded it, which was post my review. Take me out if you wish, though. Thanks for your patience. No Swan So Fine (talk) 08:04, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
No Swan So Fine, since you increased the prose character count by nearly 70% and made the article eligible for DYK that was as well as supplying a QPQ review, I'd say you certainly should be added—I've also added a DYKmake credit for you. We'll need a new reviewer now that you're a contributor. BlueMoonset (talk) 16:23, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
  •   New reviewer needed to review the entire expanded article against the DYK criteria. Thank you. BlueMoonset (talk) 16:23, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
  While the hook fact is technically true, it's not explicitly mentioned in the article, which merely states that it was made for the New York World's Fair. Perhaps the hook could be revised to reflect that instead? Or perhaps another hook direction, such as a hook involving the "encapsulation" quote, could also be proposed as an alternative? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:27, 3 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 19Edit

Neil Hanchard

Neil Hanchard
  • ... that geneticist Neil Hanchard (pictured) was a senior author on a publication surveying human genomic diversity in Africa that was described by Nature as "a milestone in genomics research"? "An extensive study of genomic data from people in Africa has revealed more than three million previously undescribed genetic variants, many of them in populations whose DNA had never been sampled before. The study is a milestone in genomics research." https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-03028-3 Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created by Philepitta (talk) and KCStat (talk). Nominated by Philepitta (talk) at 03:35, 19 February 2021 (UTC).

QPQ:  N - Still needed
Overall:   Needs a QPQ. Other than that it's good to go. —Granger (talk · contribs) 20:30, 22 February 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for the review! I've now reviewed Norman C. Deno. Philepitta (talk) 23:00, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
Thanks! Looks good.  Granger (talk · contribs) 06:49, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
Philepitta The article has been tagged as non-notable. SL93 (talk) 21:00, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
I nominated this for AfD to move this along - Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Neil Hanchard. SL93 (talk) 23:20, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
  •   Nomination on hold while this is at AfD. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:11, 2 April 2021 (UTC)

Abdallah Oumbadougou

Created by Drmies (talk). Self-nominated at 01:35, 21 February 2021 (UTC).

Policy compliance:

QPQ: Done.

Overall:   hi, Drmies, nice work. AGF on non-english sources. Looks like three of the albums under 'discography' are wanting for citations. Eddie891 Talk Work 20:06, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Space industry of India

Created by Raymond3023 and expanded by Aman.kumar.goel. Nominated by Aman.kumar.goel (talk) at 05:48, 19 February 2021 (UTC).

  • This is not a full review, just a comment, but I'm not sure this is ready to go. While an "expand" tag is fine, the "rewrite" tag is considered enough of a danger sign to generally stop an article from appearing on the front page at all. I realize you stuck it there yourself, but please resolve the issue. Additionally, I think the article has some mixed focus. The article should, in my opinion, specifically be on the industry side - corporations, factories, construction, that kind of thing, yet there's some parts that just seem to recap what ISRO has done. I realize that ISRO contracts are probably very closely tied to this, but I'd be careful about drawing a line to avoid repetition or unclear focus. Finally, I think the hook can use some work - what does launching a satellite "for" a country even mean? Were these contracts with national governments other than India? Or just any business involving entities from outside India? Did these launches use homegrown tech, or were these pre-assembled gear from elsewhere that just happened to be launched in India because it's at the right latitude? Source isn't really clear, it seems like puffery. SnowFire (talk) 05:04, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
  • @Aman.kumar.goel: Did you see the above? Per the instructions, please add the nomination page to the watchlist to see comments. If you disagree with my comments that's fine but some sort of response is expected to avoid a reject on the hook. SnowFire (talk) 09:05, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
* the "rewrite" tag is considered enough of a danger sign to generally stop an article from appearing on the front page at all. It was me actually. I yet have planned to expand article and rewrite that section in a much better. But not have been getting sufficient time for a while. Better I do it now. Aman Kumar Goel (Talk) 11:23, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
SnowFire You may further proceed your reveiw now. Regards Aman Kumar Goel (Talk) 12:12, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
Sorry about the delay - your ping didn't seem to work, and as noted before, the above was just a comment, not a full review. That said, if you'd like me to do the review, sure, I can, but the original problem I brought up remains that the hook isn't very good, in my opinion. "Number of countries" is just not a useful metric here, it's very press release hypey, at least not without further clarification. The companies involved in producing an iPhone stretch through many countries; it's not a big deal. Are there any alternate hooks? Or are there any better sources than that Times of India article that actually clarify, in detail, what is actually being measured by this "for 33 countries"? SnowFire (talk) 16:22, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
It seems like that I agree with you that number of countries looks a bit advert. Since the number is dynamic as well, I better get rid of it. Aman Kumar Goel (Talk) 04:56, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
  • This is not a review but I'd suggest that the article be given a copyedit as the grammar feels off at times. The promotional tone mentioned above also seems to still exist and would need to be addressed before this nomination can be approved. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 14:29, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
I've left a request at WP:GOCE/R. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:15, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Any update here on article quality / alternate hook ideas / prose quality? Leaning toward a reject, it's been a month or so and DYK is intended for the newest entries. No shame in not making DYK if the article just needs more time. SnowFire (talk) 19:22, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
Just waiting for someone at GOCE to take a look at this. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 08:34, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 20Edit

Nationality, religion, and language data for the provinces of Thailand

Created by Futurist110 (talk). Self-nominated at 07:52, 20 February 2021 (UTC).

By the way, an alternative hook for this –which I myself actually like better than my original hook here–could be this:
I have now reviewed this DYK? nomination here: Template:Did you know nominations/Jasmin Taylor. Futurist110 (talk) 01:39, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
  Took a look at the sources and it seems good. I'll do a full review soon, but right now my main concern is the article title: is there a better possible title? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 06:03, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: If you have any better ideas for a title for this specific Wikipedia article, by all means, please share these ideas with me! Futurist110 (talk) 21:02, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
We already have a Demographics of Thailand article so that's probably not possible at this time. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:49, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: Well, please let me know when you will do a full review of this DYK? nomination of mine, will you? Please! Futurist110 (talk) 21:43, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
I've been thinking about this for a while and another concern I've since had is if the article should be merged to Demographics of Thailand since it seems to discuss things already discussed in that article. Perhaps a merge discussion is needed first before this can fully proceed. In addition I just had a COVID vaccine shot and am monitoring for side effects so I can't do any full reviews until later today at the earliest. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 23:37, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
If you want to start a merger discussion, by all means, go for it! Futurist110 (talk) 05:34, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: Please let me know when you created a merger discussion page for these two articles! Futurist110 (talk) 17:24, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

Note: @Narutolovehinata5 and Futurist110: I have proposed a merger. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 01:59, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 21Edit


Moved to mainspace by Daniel Case (talk). Self-nominated at 21:03, 21 February 2021 (UTC).

  •   This interesting and substantial article is new enough and plenty long enough. The article is well cited and any of the three hooks could be used. The image is unacceptable according to DYK rules because it does not appear in the article (Ping me if you add it). The article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 21:04, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
@Cwmhiraeth: I have taken it out of the nom. The editor who took it out of the article suggested we should use it only on April Fool's if we run the DYK then (I spent a few hours making that work in Photoshop ... damn!). If this is a possibility, let me submit a hook for that purpose and we can put it in the queue over there. Daniel Case (talk) 18:26, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
April Fools Day is not so far off, so you can try a quirky hook and put the image back in if you can think of something suitable. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 20:05, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

Since it didn't make it for April Fool's, I have moved it back here as it's approved and ready to go. Daniel Case (talk) 04:36, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

Daniel Case   I was about to promote the hook, but the last paragraph is unreferenced. SL93 (talk) 23:16, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
@SL93:   Fixed Daniel Case (talk) 04:53, 2 April 2021 (UTC)

United Airlines Flight 328

The airplane in 2012

Created by Kencf0618 (talk), AnAUsedSubcompact (talk), and WikiPediaAid (talk). Nominated by AllegedlyHuman (talk) at 05:00, 21 February 2021 (UTC).

Policy compliance:

QPQ: Done.

Overall:   QPQ not needed for a new nominator. As long as the sources are cleaned up, I think this could be good to go, maybe with some modifications to the hook. SounderBruce 05:13, 27 February 2021 (UTC)

I've removed the social media sources from the article; it seemed to be no issue, as all sentences they were attributed to had independent reliable sources as well. AllegedlyHuman (talk) 05:40, 27 February 2021 (UTC)
@AllegedlyHuman: There are still quite a few problematic sources: BroomfieldPD Twitter, Flightradar24, Aviation-Safety Wiki, AirFleets.net, one YouTube video, and Aerossurance, among others. These need to be replaced. SounderBruce 04:03, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
Well, I was telling the truth when I said I removed those sources before–but it seems several less competent editors have added them in different places in the time since. I've taken another stab at it, though. AllegedlyHuman (talk) 14:30, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 24Edit

Karl Schuke

Organ in the Gedächtniskirche
  • Reviewed: Söderala vane
  • Comment: Sorry, I'm a day late - again. I struggled all day yesterday to make a viola player fit for DYK and failed - and forgot this one. - If the image is a problem as the Commons say because of the stained glass, can we perhaps make a crop which leaves so little blue that it's no longer a piece of art? - The two places are Berlin landmarks of architecture after World War II, - I'd love to mention how international the workshop operates but it would get too long. See pics of their organs - some day we should translate the workshop article.

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 08:23, 4 March 2021 (UTC).

  • General eligibility:

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited:  N - The article says that the company built the organs, rather than Schuke personally.
  • Interesting:  ?

Image eligibility:

  • Freely licensed:  N - I don't know enough about German copyright law to assess this one, unfortunately.
  • Used in article:  N - No
  • Clear at 100px:  Y
QPQ: Done.

Overall:   I think it's better to use the full name of the church in English, that would make a more interesting and accessible hook for English speakers. (t · c) buidhe 00:33, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

Thank you for the review, and sorry that I made the nomination in a rush and didn't complete the article at least the next day. (When you see an article by me without an infobox, you know that happened.) I added the pic to the article. It goes without saying that no person builds such an organ alone, and organ builders are identified with their workshops, - you say Silbermann organ etc, but if you prefer we can say:
ALT1: ... that organ builder Karl Schuke began a branch of his father's workshop in West Berlin in 1953, which built the organs of the Gedächtniskirche (pictured) and the Philharmonie?
Perhaps it's just me, but I am reluctant to mention the old emperor after whom the church was named when built. The new building, with this organ, and next to the ruin of the first one's tower, has been identified much more with memory of the war than memory of that person. Nobody I know says "Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche" (although still official), only "Gedächtniskirche". I don't know if "Memorial Church" would work. I think if we may use the image, it will be attractive enough with any name. The blue windows are quite recognizable. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:24, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
buidhe, should I have pinged? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:38, 23 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 26Edit

Guadalupe College

Guadalupe College, circa 1900s

5x expanded by Michael Barera (talk), Kellydilly08 (talk), and Spicywill (talk). Nominated by Michael Barera (talk) at 20:42, 26 February 2021 (UTC).

  Interesting history, on good sources, subscription sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. The image is licensed, but very pale. How about using the image of Abner, with a hook around him? - In this hook, I miss a year, and don't know if we should really replace the "Negroes" from the 1921 newspaper. How about an infobox? (just a suggestion) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:21, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestions, Gerda Arendt! I have added an infobox to the article. How about this for a hook? Michael Barera (talk) 06:47, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
David Abner, 1887
ALT2: ... that Guadalupe College president David Abner Jr. (pictured) was the first African American to graduate from a Texas institution of higher learning? Source: Kleiner in the Handbook of Texas Online
Thank you, Michael! I formatted the image. If you want to go with this hook, we need the source not only here but right after the sentence. (It's a silly rule, but it's a rule, and you can remove it there when DYK is over.) I'd suggest, though, that you don't focus on him, but his successful tenure, perhaps with part of the quote refusing to go north? I'd approve ALT1 if you prefer, after the formality, perhaps better with a hint at where and/or what the college is. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:57, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
I forgot: the image is licensed, and spares us many words. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:00, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: Perhaps would you like to try creating an alternate hook? I'm not sure I'll be able to create an effective hook with Abner's image but content focused on the college. As an alternative, perhaps we could go back to (a modified version of) the original hook and run it without an image? Michael Barera (talk) 04:14, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
The problem is that if I write the hook, I can't also review it. We can do the following: I compose something, and then you write your wording of it or something better, and I can review. I would like to avoid having to call another reviewer because we have enough of a backlog of unreviewed nominations.
ALT3: ... that when the successful president of Guadalupe College in Texas, David Abner Jr. (pictured), was offered posts in the North, he declined: "I am ... conducting a school for the colored youths of the south"?
I am aware that it world work only with the image, for face and time. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:32, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

@Gerda Arendt: I really like that idea...how about this rewording of it? Michael Barera (talk) 08:06, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

ALT4: ... that despite opportunities to lead colleges in the northern United States, David Abner Jr. (pictured) remained president of Guadalupe College in Texas, declaring his commitment to "conducting a school for the colored youths of the south"?

 , thank you, ALT4 preferred --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:10, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
Michael Barera Gerda Arendt ALT4 is over the maximum of 200 characters. SL93 (talk) 21:58, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   In point of fact, ALT4 is 228 characters excluding "(pictured)", so I've struck it. A rewrite would need to be significantly shorter. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:33, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
    • How about something like the following? DanCherek (talk) 03:12, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
      • ALT4a: ... that Guadalupe College president David Abner Jr. (pictured) declined lucrative positions at northern U.S. colleges so that he could continue "conducting a school for the colored youths of the south"?

Articles created/expanded on February 27Edit

Zameen (novel)

  • ... that the English translation of the novel Zameen is titled A Promised Land?
    Source: "A Promised Land, translated by Daisy Rockwell ... Khadija Mastur's posthumous novel Zameen ..." [8]

Created by Idell (talk). Self-nominated at 21:22, 4 March 2021 (UTC), inserted ALT1 at 14:53, 13 March 2021 (UTC).

  •   This article requires considerable work before becoming eligible. @Idell: You could improve the article by adding a brief plot summary, reception section, characters, analysis etc. Currently, it is very small article which ineligible for DYK. --Gazal world (talk) 09:11, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
    @Gazal world: Sure, but the article will become older than seven days, will that be an issue? Idell (talk) 10:33, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
    Article history says that the article was created on 27 Feb, and was nominated for DYK on 4 March. So it is OK. P.S: The hook is just a random fact. Improve the article, and find out some interesting hook. --Gazal world (talk) 10:49, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
    I suggested that hook as Barack Obama wrote a book with the same title – A Promised Land (2020). Idell (talk) 12:27, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
    @Idell: It is very common title for several books. There is also a English version of Gujarati novel by the same title. I would suggest you propose new hook something like Narutolovehinata5 suggested. It would be good if you remove the Urdu script and use Roman Urdu where needed. --Gazal world (talk) 14:11, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
A hook about the novel being described as "a political allegory and a gynocentric historical account of Pakistan's independence" could work, the issue is that the source cited does not actually use the term "gynocentric". Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 14:46, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: The source uses the word 'woman-centric', so 'gynocentric' is OK. --Gazal world (talk) 22:33, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 28Edit

Broad front versus narrow front controversy in World War II

General Dwight D. Eisenhower

Created by Hawkeye7 (talk). Self-nominated at 19:57, 28 February 2021 (UTC).

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited:  Y
  • Interesting:  ?
QPQ: Done.

Overall:   Article was recently promoted to GA. Overall article sourcing, neutrality, and plagiarism is assumed to have been covered during the GAN. The picture is acceptable, but most people know what Eisenhower looks like, so I'm not sure it adds much. My main concerns are about phrasing and interestingness.

Regarding phrasing, "polemics" is uncommon, anachronistic language that also mirrors the source a little uncomfortably closely, so I'd suggest a different word choice. The meaning of "broad front versus narrow front" also might be a bit unclear to or require a bit of inference from non-expert readers, so if you can think of a way to concisely explain it, that might be good (if not, it's alright enough).

Regarding interestingness, it's not bad (and my standards are stricter than most DYK reviewers), but I'd be curious to hear if you have any ALTs. You seemed to begin an ALT1 but didn't fill it out. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 05:44, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

  • Originally I intended to use the quote, but it was too long.
  • I don't normally offer up ALTs because they deter reviewers.
  • I'm not sure Ike is that well known any more; you'd have to be a boomer or someone who reads 20th century history to remember him.

Hawkeye7 (discuss) 07:35, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

  The original hook doesn't read right because a decision is not a controversy. Ike's decision was to stick to a broad front. The controversy was the debate before and after. Ruppenthal's quote expresses this more accurately: "Of all decisions made at the level of the Supreme Allied Commander in western Europe during World War II, perhaps none has excited more polemics than that which raised the 'one-thrust-broad front' controversy." Squeezing all this into a hook seems challenging, so let's try some controversial ALTs:

  • ALT1 ... that during an argument about his broad front, Ike (pictured) put his hand on Monty's knee? Source: "Pulling Eisenhower’s recent signals from his pocket, he exclaimed, 'They’re balls, sheer balls, rubbish!' Perhaps only Eisenhower would have the forbearance to sit in stony silence while a subordinate verbally assaulted him. When Montgomery at last paused for breath, Eisenhower put his hand on Montgomery’s knee and gently said, 'Steady, Monty! You can’t speak to me like that. I’m your boss.'".[11]
Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery

Andrew🐉(talk) 11:27, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

  • These sound fine. (I'm inclined towards the second.) I've provided an online source for checking. Changed "orders" to "messages". Montgomery never disobeyed orders, but Eisenhower was reluctant to issue them. As the article points out, Montgomery was the senior officer even though Eisenhower was the boss. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 18:45, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
    Good. As a further tweak, I suggest "signals" rather than "messages". It is slightly shorter, follows the source and works a bit better as a hook, IMO – more likely to get the reader wondering what was going on.
@Sdkb: As the primary reviewer, you should please check these ALTs. I can't approve them myself as I'm too involved.
Andrew🐉(talk) 23:48, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
Andrew Davidson, sorry, I'm not a fan of using first names like that; it doesn't seem encyclopedic. Your alts are also missing the very core context that we're talking about WW2. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 00:10, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
"Ike" is perfectly acceptable in this context IMHO. Maury Markowitz (talk) 16:58, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
I agree with Maury. Note also that both Ike and Monty are abbreviations of their last names, not their first names. Abbreviations seem appropriate for hooks, which are supposed to be "short, punchy, catchy". Andrew🐉(talk) 17:06, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 3Edit

Halyna Sevruk

  • ... that Halyna Sevruk was expelled from the Union of Artists of Ukraine in 1968 due to a political letter she signed? Source: [12] "She signs the so-called “letter of 139” directed against restalinization in the country. [...] 'Due to this letter we, together with Alla Horska and Liuda Semykina were excluded from the Artists’ Union like criminals.'"

5x expanded by GGT (talk). Self-nominated at 16:52, 10 March 2021 (UTC).

Policy compliance:

QPQ: Done.

Overall:   Interesting Ukrainian artist; I enjoyed reading about her. I like the hook. The context of the letter and the issues around it could be expanded but it reads fine as is. I shortened the sentence the hook refers to. The article had a LOT of close paraphrasing from the two sources cited, so I made changes to the text to try to address this. I also created some sections and an external link. I made a lot of changes, so someone else should probably review it again. (This is only my second review) -PMCH2 (talk) 02:17, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

Review by Tbhotch

Policy compliance:

QPQ: Done.

Overall:   @GGT: Overall, it's OK. But I have added some tags that should be solved before approving it. (CC) Tbhotch 19:19, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

Thank you. I will be working on those. --GGT (talk) 15:29, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 7Edit

The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery

Created by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 07:15, 8 March 2021 (UTC).

  •   Article is new enough, long enough, sourced and appears policy compliant. Earwig detects no issues. Hook is short enough and interesting. QPQ satisfied.
One issue holds this back from approval. The hook facts are set forth only in the opening paragraph which lacks in-line citation.Cbl62 (talk) 16:13, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
@Cbl62: I've added the citation to the lead, note that the claim was already supported in the body (the lead just repeats it). --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:25, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   My issues are resolved such that this is good to go from my perspective. Not sure what impact Buidhe's comments have on the nomination. Cbl62 (talk) 01:21, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
As noted in my initial review, I found the hook to be sufficiently interesting -- involving, as it does, a person who intentionally infiltrated one of the most heinous and deadly places in human history. Cbl62 (talk) 02:47, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   First, the hook fact—the book's publication date in English—is not interesting, secondly, it implies that "volunteer" is an accurate word for what he did, while peer-reviewed, scholarly sources disagree. (t · c) buidhe 16:48, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
    • What is interesting is subjective, although you are welcome to propose more interesting ALTs. The hook doesn't imply volunteering, this is the title of the book. While indeed one recent peer-reviewed article (by a PhD student) and a review of another book did indeed question this word, it is used commonly in the academic and popular discourse of the subject - and anyway, this is not a place to discuss this. The title is the title and you can hardly argue it shouldn't be used in a nomination because of some fringe criticism of the concept, not even of this particular book. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:25, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

I find the hook interesting and neutral - GizzyCatBella🍁 06:35, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

  • Comment. The existing hook shifts the focus to the fact a book was published in English in 2012, which is very much a Who Cares issue. The hook is shorter and better to just cut to the interesting part- maybe this:
ALT1: ... that The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery is the memoir of Witold Pilecki, a Polish resistance fighter who infiltrated Auschwitz?
Anyway, the bigger issue for me is that the existing article seems to have some POV / puffery issues - it's more fawning than a perusal of the sources suggests. I'd be skeptical of including the line "this is a work of supreme importance" about any topic (including The Bible, the works of Shakespeare, the Bhagavad Gita, etc.), and it's an especially weird takeaway from https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/23739770.2019.1673981?journalCode=rifa20 , a book review of The Volunteer (book) which explores elements of Pilecki's story that are legendary or myths. Suggest that aspect be cleaned up before going to DYK with any hook. SnowFire (talk) 18:44, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
SnowFire, It's an attributed quotation, and not used in the hook. As for NPOV, you are more than welcome to add any more critical conclusions from any reviews you can find. Lastly, the review you cite is not of this book but of another (they share a similar title and topic so it can be confusing).
Anyway, having looked into this more, I suggest we use the word report instead of memoir. So based on SnowFire's ALT1 I suggest ALT1b as well as a longer ALT1c (@Cbl62: for a check). --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 02:56, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
ALT1b: ... that The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery is a report of Witold Pilecki, a Polish resistance fighter who infiltrated Auschwitz?
ALT1c: ... that the report of Witold Pilecki, a Polish resistance fighter who infiltrated Auschwitz, has been translated into English in 2012 under the title The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery?
  • I'm not confused (re "confusing"); I understood perfectly well the first time as noted that the quote was from a review of the 2019 book, but that just makes the original cite all the more strange; it's a third-hand cite of a review of a different book. Yes, it's attributed, but Reception sections routinely collapse pages and pages of prose into a single sentence, and it's easy to (accidentally) make authors look silly or misrepresent them if you're not careful. Like I already said, I wouldn't include a quote like that on any book; any article that must say its topic is a work of supreme importance is not a work of supreme importance. Re "it's not part of the hook": Article overall quality issues can still derail a DYK nom, even if it's not part of the hook. Besides, don't you want the article in top shape for a main page appearance anyway? Yes, this is DYKN not GAC, but the suggestion is offered in good faith - even if you think that the reception section comes across fine to you, I'm telling you it reads a bit on the hagiographic side to a pair of fresh eyes. If you really think that review-of-a-book-about-this is relevant, at least cover the background with explicitly saying in the article that Davidzon is reviewing the 2019 book The Volunteer and maybe include Fairweather's thoughts on Pilecki's reports as well.
  • Anyway, going back to the hook suggestions, I think ALT1b would be fine. SnowFire (talk) 16:36, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
    • SnowFire, Now I am a bit confused. Davidzon is reviewing this work (2012) not the 2019 one (his review is from 2013). And that he chose to speak of this book in superlatives, well, that's reviewers prerogative. It's the norm, in my experience, to quote the most succinct and summarized opinion of the reviewer, and if they say that something is "great", "the best", whatever, well, that's an attributed quotation. The article doesn't say in wiki voice that this is the best book ever, we just quote and attribute a reviewer. As far as I know, this is simply following best practices, but if you disagree and think this quote should be removed, feel free to start a discussion about this at WT:BOOK or WP:NPOVN or both and we can see what others think. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:32, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
      • Sorry, looks like I misread where that reference went - you're right, that reference went to a different article. I was utterly puzzled that you seemed to be citing a review of the 2019 book but I see that was just a case of swapped references.
      • That said, as a veteran editor, you surely know that WP:PEACOCK can be violated with attributed statements, too. It'd be easy to fill articles on any book with just "this book is good" or "this book is bad" but that's bad writing (see the reception section of Night (book), say, which doesn't have any "according to XYZ, this book is important" in it.) I took a shot at editing the Reception - take a look for an example of what I was getting at. Very rarely is "this work is important / the best ever" etc. what should be included; instead, talk about what precisely the reviewer found important or praiseworthy or well-done, rather than just asserting it was important or praiseworthy. SnowFire (talk) 01:50, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
        • SnowFire, Thank you for your edits. I think they are fine, but in general, I am also concerned that this type of summary can be abused for inappropriate editorializing. You are probably not aware of how controversial this topic arena is (check out the recent ArbCom clarification request if you want to see...), but one of the reasons I prefer direct quotes is that they are, well, direct quotes. Of course, choosing one quote over another can lead to one being accused of quote cherry-picking. It's like there's no good solution... Anyway, for the case here, I appreciate your edits and I am happy with them, although I don't think removing the direct quotes was really necessary. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 02:08, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
          • I'm familiar with the radioactive controversy, yes. My point above doesn't have anything to do with it, it'd apply equally to a book about a non-controversial topic - don't write a sports team is "the greatest ever", write it "won 6 championships" or the like. That kind of boring stuff. SnowFire (talk) 03:56, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 11Edit

Tara Downs

Created by TayaCornett (talk), Beccaynr (talk), and Ritchie333 (talk). Nominated by Ritchie333 (talk) at 21:13, 12 March 2021 (UTC).

  Interesting life and work, on good sources, no copyvio obvious. I know you like hooks short, but I think this could be much more interesting and still short if you mentioned "Tomorrow Gallery" - which is a program, and much more interesting than "first gallery" which could be of anything. I'd go and mention that she opened that first in Toronto in a converted paintball studio, and then in New York, but your choice. (I like to give a person a time and a place ... hint, hint.) - If you think mentioning tomorrow might drive readers away, I'll approve the surprise package. - Suggestions for the article: avoid repetition of the NY location in the lead. I'd rather say that she also teaches. Avoid repetition of 2011 in founding and then saying "from 2011 to 2013". (Or do you need extra characters? No.) Try to integrate the one sentence about education in "Life and career", in chronology. Who cares at the end. - Thank you creators for another woman in women's month, - hope it will be displayed in March. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:20, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
Gerda Arendt, Crikey, I'd completely forgotten about this. Beccaynr, since this is mostly your work, do you want to deal with the suggested hook changes?

Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227

  • Reviewed: Christians, awake, salute the happy morn
  • Comment: There were many authors who contributed to this article. The user who brought it to GA quality does not want to be named, see article talk and DYKTALK. - Best on Bach's birthday, 21 March. (Yes, I know, old-style date, but still the day celebrated.)

Improved to Good Article status by User wants no name (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 13:02, 12 March 2021 (UTC).

  •   All hooks proposed above are beyond the 200 character limit (even when removing the English translations in parentheses), so new hooks will need to be proposed that meet requirements. Perhaps the hook could be simplified to simply:
  • Surely just the mention of it being partly based on a religious text is enough to interest non-hymn enthusiasts? It's honestly going to be hard to include the "complex symmetrical structure" wording in the hook without going over the limit, unless you are fine with focusing on that without mentioning Romans. Like:
  • To be honest I'm not too keen on the lack of context as to what this "complex symmetrical structure" is, though maybe that could invite readers to click and find out. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 11:55, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
There are hundreds of motets in the world combining two kinds of biblical sources. There's only one in the world with this kind of a complex symmetrical structure, strictly alternating the two, in eleven movements (!), offering five different chorale settings, one of them in radically free style, three-part fugues, a five-part fugue ..., actually we still say way too little. Would you say about the Mount Everest that it is a high mountain? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:40, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
Saying that Everest is the highest mountain would raise reader interest, yes, though Everest being the world's highest mountain is admittedly common knowledge. As for your explanation above, more people probably know about Everest being the world's highest mountain than monets commonly being based on the Bible, and it doesn't seem like a bad idea to promote said common knowledge. As we've discussed about many times, the goal for DYK is to make articles as interesting to the broadest audience possible, not the narrowest. Meanwhile, it would be difficult to give your explanation justice in a hook of less than 200 characters, so perhaps the best way forward is to just highlight a single interesting aspect that could entice readers to take a look at the article instead of overwhelming them with words? I remember in a recent WT:DYK discussion that you were lamenting that your classical music hooks sometimes had less views than you had hoped for, perhaps this could be one step towards helping address those concerns? I actually thought the hook facts in this nomination were very interesting, it's just that it would be difficult to give them justice while still meeting guidelines. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:04, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
Repeating: I try to say something unique to this piece, not something that could be said about hundred others as well. NEVER have I lamented about lack of views (and it makes me almost angry, sorry), just said so as a fact that fewer people care about that kind of music which is alright. See also (about that it's one of the most important pieces in my biography).--Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:11, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Trying to give this another shot without going over the limit. How about:
ALT3... that Bach's six-stanza motet Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227, (Jesus, my joy) alternates with excerpts from Paul's letter to the Romans and is set for three to five voices? (168 characters excluding the parentheses)
ALT4... that Bach's six-stanza motet Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227, (Jesus, my joy), based on an eponymous hymn, alternates with excerpts from Paul's letter to the Romans and is set for three to five voices? (181 characters excluding the parentheses)
ALT5... that Bach's six-stanza motet Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227, (Jesus, my joy) features a complex symmetrical structure where the eponymous hymn alternates with excerpts from Paul's letter to the Romans? (182 characters excluding the parentheses)
Per your request I tried to include the "complex symmetrical structure" wording and all of your preferred information, but it proved difficult without making the hook more complicated or going over the limit (the best shot I could write was ALT5, but at the cost of dropping the voices angle as its inclusion would mean the hook would go over the character limit). I did find another fact in the article that still relates to the structure, would you be okay with this?
ALT6... that with eleven movements, Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227, (Jesus, my joy) is the longest and most musically complex of Bach's motets?
If your wish is to have a hook that's unique to this particular monet, then I don't see how "longest and most musically complex" (a fact that's right there in the article) doesn't fit, and if anything is a decent summary of what you're trying to say while at the same time inviting readers to read about what this complexity is. To be honest, trying to turn complex symmetrical structure, strictly alternating the two, in eleven movements (!), offering five different chorale settings, one of them in radically free style, three-part fugues, a five-part fugue into a hook less than 200 characters has proven to be very difficult. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:34, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
I admire your energy. Sorry, "Bach's six-stanza motet" doesn't work, you can say "motet in eleven movements" or "hymn in 6 stanzas" (never heard "six-stanza hymn"). I thought our dear readers will be able to tell that 6+5=11. "sets the hymn" is shorter than "is based on the hymn". "eponymous" is long as well. So, sadly, none of ALTs3-5 works. We could say "up to five voices" instead of "three to five voices", but it's not that much shorter, and "five voices" is rare in Bach, - only 2 other pieces, of the hundreds for voices. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:59, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
Forgot to say that ALT6 is focused too much on the sheer number of movements, without a hint at the carefully planned interplay of 17th-century hymn text and the Biblical letter. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:01, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
How about:
  • ALT7... that Bach's eleven-movement motet Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227, (Jesus, my joy) features a complex symmetrical structure where the eponymous hymn alternates with excerpts from Paul's letter to the Romans? (187 characters; note that I tried to use "hymn of the same name" as opposed to "eponymous hymn", but that version lead to a hook that was over 190 and thus could potentially be declined by a reviewer.)
Eponymous is just a shorter way of saying "of the same name", it should be easily understood, same with "eleven-movement motet" which is just a shorter way of saying "motet in eleven movements" (would "Bach's motet in eleven moments" be appropriate wording in this case?) As I said earlier, I understand you wish for all the important information to be included in the article. However, despite my best efforts, I was unable to come up with a hook wording that mentions both the alternating lines and it being set for up to five voices without going over the character limit. Right now, I understand that your preference is a focus on the complex structure, in which case wouldn't a reworded variant of ALT5 or ALT7 be acceptable? At the rate things are going, you may need to accept one of the suggestions as it seems unlikely that any hook that includes all the information would meet length requirements. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:04, 23 March 2021 (UTC)
I like the original better. Why start with eleven? Why not have active voice? Why use the monster of a word eponymous (when a link to "the hymn" would do)? Why not the unusual five voices/parts? Much about text, nothing about music. - Thank you for trying. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:51, 23 March 2021 (UTC)
As much as your preference for the original hook is noted, none of the variants of the original hook so far went under the character limit so they could have not been approved in their state; as such I have regretfully struck them. As for your questions: the reason why I went with the mention of "eleven movement" first was simply because writing it any other way would make the hook longer and bring it closer to going beyond the limit. It's the same reason why I omitted the "five voices" aspect from some of the proposals: its inclusion would bring the hook above the 200 character limit. Indeed, just adding the words "for up to five voices" anywhere in ALT7 would bring the hook to around 205 characters. And what exactly is wrong with the word "eponymous"? It's just another way of saying "of the same name", conveying the information that the motet is named after a hymn that shares its name. Simply saying "the hymn" wouldn't have worked in this case since readers at first glance would not get which hymn was specifically being referred to. Besides, it wasn't my wording, it was based on RandomCanadian's suggestion. With regards to word order, does it really matter if the hook is in an active or passive voice when the end result is still the same, describing the motet as a complex one? I did try writing a version of ALT7 that mentioned the hymn's title first, but all my attempts were longer than 190 characters, which is under the "hooks slightly shorter than 200 characters may still be rejected" guideline. Gerda I understand you care a lot about hymns, but being picky about exact hook wordings can be very counterproductive. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 14:09, 23 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   It appears that the nomination is now at an impasse and needs a reviewer to do a full review. For reference, the following hooks are offered for consideration (I have struck some of my earlier suggestions due to inaccuracies, as well as all versions of ALT0 due to going beyond 200 characters):
ALT4a ... that Bach's eleven-movement motet Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227, (Jesus, my joy), based on the eponymous hymn, alternates with excerpts from Paul's letter to the Romans and is set for three to five voices? (187 characters)
ALT4b ... that Bach's eleven-movement motet Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227, (Jesus, my joy), based on the hymn of the same name, alternates with excerpts from Paul's letter to the Romans and is set for three to five voices? (193 characters; included here as a starting point for potential hooks)
ALT6 ... that with eleven movements, Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227, (Jesus, my joy) is the longest and most musically complex of Bach's motets? (116 characters)
ALT7 ... that Bach's eleven-movement motet Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227, (Jesus, my joy) features a complex symmetrical structure where the eponymous hymn alternates with excerpts from Paul's letter to the Romans? (186 characters)
ALT7a ... that Bach's eleven-movement motet Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227, (Jesus, my joy) features a complex symmetrical structure where the hymn of the same name alternates with excerpts from Paul's letter to the Romans? (193 characters; included here as a starting point for potential hooks)
ALT8 ... that Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227 by Bach is a motet for up to five voices, which features a complex symmetrical style where the eponymous hymn alternates with excerpts from Paul's letter to the Romans? (201 characters which is above the limit, only leaving it here in case someone else wants to give shortening it a try)
Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 14:28, 23 March 2021 (UTC)
(edit conflict, will look at yours after saving this:) You don't understand, sorry. ... Also, generally, I try to avoid passive voice wherever I can. The composer created something, not "it was created" as if he wasn't active. Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 1 is based on Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, - it's just normal that the higher structure is named after the hymn, no need to say so unless it's not. Would it matter if it was a different hymn? I'd say no.
ALT9: ... that in Jesu, meine Freude, Bach created a motet setting a hymn's six stanzas, alternating with verses from Paul's letter to the Romans, in a complex symmetrical structure for up to five voices? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:31, 23 March 2021 (UTC)
The above hook is 193 characters long, which puts it more-or-less under the reviewer's discretion limit (I understand I had earlier also proposed hooks that were also that long, although they were only intended to be used as bases rather than the final hooks); I have however renumbered it to ALT9 as there is already an ALT7 in this nomination. Gerda I understand you are very knowledgeable abut hymns but frankly your explanation will likely not make much sense to the typical layman reader, who is unlikely to know about the history of hymns and their respective relationships to other works. When writing a hook, try to keep in mind you're writing for a broad audience, and not assume that every reader knows what you're talking and thinking about. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 14:43, 23 March 2021 (UTC)
Gerda I'm very confused here, is mentioning that the motet is based on the hymn of the same name problematic? I honestly do not understand why you appear upset about the mention as it was also included in ALT0. Is it simply stating that the motet is based in the hymn that is the issue here or is it something else? As for ALT9, reducing the original hymn to simply "a hymn" means that the context of it being the original basis of the motet (and also its namesake) is now gone, thus making that wording more vague when it comes to referring to what specific hymn is being used. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 15:04, 23 March 2021 (UTC)
(edit conflict) I rather prefer ALT6 or ALT7, if anybody asks about my opinion. In particular, ALT6 seems to describe the complexity without dwelling too much on details (and shorter = better). As for the passive voice, I'll note that is the usual and more idiomatic English writing style; i.e. "X is a [work] composed by [author]", not "[author] composed X, which is a [und so weiter]." Also in German, z.B. "Jesu, meine Freude ist eine Motette von Johann Sebastian Bach" (de:Jesu, meine Freude (BWV 227), but simplified a bit for our purposes); and also in French (fr:Jesu, meine Freude (BWV 227)). RandomCanadian (talk / contribs) 15:13, 23 March 2021 (UTC)
(ec) It was you (N) who told me it's too long, and that bit is what we can remove the easiest without loosing meaning. It is really sooo normal to have a cantata/motet based on a hymn "of the same name" that it's redundant. Compare: in the table, the hymns' names are not given, only their numbers, because they are always the same as in the Bach title. In the hook, I rather don't want to give up the title, nor the two text sources, nor the five voices, nor complexity, nor the symmetry. I don't recall having said "problematic". How about we let a reviewer look now.
RC: ALT6 doesn't say hymn and Bible, which leaves it very vague text even, and no sound of music. ALT7 is better. What you say about "... is by ..." is fine for an article beginning, but this is hook writing. May be it's my lack of English, but "a motet features" - as if the piece was kind of active - sounds very strange to me. - Well, Bach's birthday for which this was meant is over, and I unwatched the article so often, - perhaps I'll do it again. Nominated for GA on his birthday 2020, remember? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:23, 23 March 2021 (UTC)
"As if the piece was kind of active": if Trotz dem alten Drachen is anything but "active"... Ignoring completely this is arguing semantics (and hence not really helpful), but yes, a piece of music can "feature" something (such as an unusual instrumentation, ex. the viola da gamba used as a soloist in "Es ist vollbracht" (BWV 245)). RandomCanadian (talk / contribs) 15:31, 23 March 2021 (UTC)
I don't think most of our readers even know what a motet is, let alone know that they're mostly based on hymns, so it being "so normal" is probably not going to matter much to most of our reader base, what matters is a hook that would interest readership and encourage them to click on the article. As for the "problematic" comment, it was just me showing confusion at how it appeared that you didn't want the word "eponymous" to be used in the hook (even calling it a "monster" despite it being a fairly common and understandable English term) or even the simpler wording "of the same name", as well as how you seemed to be upset that the hook proposals more clearly explaining that the motet was based on a hymn, even though those terms were merely rewordings of a statement that was already present in the original hook. "Eponymous hymn" and "hymn of the same name" are just alternate wordings of the term "of the hymn" that was included in ALT0. I'm sure you've been told this many times by now Gerda but what may be obvious to you may not be obvious to the average reader, and hooks are supposed to be written with their interests in mind. This is especially when you consider that religious music, by your own admission, is a very niche topic that the vast majority of readers and even editors are unfamiliar with, and thus most people don't have the knowledge that you have. Finally, with regards to your comments about you being "unwilling to give up [those other terms]": as you've already mentioned in another nomination, you are aware that there have been comments about your hooks containing too much detail; however in this nomination I see no effort to try and address that concern that has been raised by multiple editors, and in fact have continued to push for very detailed and complex hooks. This is despite a comment from another editor noting that a simpler and (in their opinion a "hookier" hook is already available). Gerda, I know you are very passionate about this topic and your work is very much appreciated, but you really need to take to heart the advice that has been given to you by others because ultimately at this project, we do not work for our own interests specifically but for Wikipedia's readership as a whole. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 12:47, 24 March 2021 (UTC)
No. Please don't tell me what do do. I offered a hook which is short enough, you offered others. I wrote in memory of Yoninah, and have no extra time for this, not even to read it all, sorry. - We have articles where someone translates, I look over it, am done, and fine with almost any hook. Here, in order to say one line about a topic dear to my heart, I expanded, went through two complex GA reviews and failed, a process that took almost a year, was now asked to nominate, overcame my pride, to just say one sentence, and here we go. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:35, 24 March 2021 (UTC)
ALT10: ... that in Jesu, meine Freude (Jesus, my joy), a motet by Bach, six hymn stanzas alternate with five Bible verses in a complex symmetrical structure for three to five voices? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:40, 24 March 2021 (UTC)
The expression "structure for three to five voices" might be difficult to parse unless for quite specialized readers (I mean, I understand what it means, but would a significant part of the general readership?) – I have been thinking about how the wording could be fine-tuned so that it might be more intelligible for a general readership, but my mind didn't cough up anything usable yet. Apart from that, I think that with ALT10 we're finally getting somewhere, that is: near to what should make Wikipedia proud to have on its main page. --Francis Schonken (talk) 07:15, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
@Francis Schonken: Or perhaps we could just go with the easy to understand and simple ALT6? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 08:32, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
Are you suggesting I did not carefully consider all prior ALT suggestions before voicing my opinion on the tenth (in fact 15th if counting variants and base version)? --Francis Schonken (talk) 08:57, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
No, I just meant that if a simple and easy-to-understand hook was desired, then ALT6 is there as an option. As for ALT10, perhaps instead of saying "voices" you can instead say "singers", or to just use "up to five"? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 09:15, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
Sorry, "singers" would be wrong, there could be more. "vocal parts"? SSATB, five different parts, two sopranos, alto(s), tenor(s, bass[es). With a choir, there could be any number of singers performing one part. Only with OVPP, we'd arrive at five singers. - Just "up to five" would be hopelessly ambiguous, sorry.
ALT10a: ... that in Jesu, meine Freude (Jesus, my joy), a motet by Bach, six hymn stanzas alternate with five Bible verses in a complex symmetrical structure, set for three to five vocal parts? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:07, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
Appreciating the effort, but no, in my appreciation, that's not what makes it sound awkward. It's rather about it reading like Bach "set"ting "a ... structure". Composers don't set structures. Doctors set a bone that is broken. Composers set a text, or a number of movements, but setting a structure sounds awkward. Also, if he set a structure "for three to five voices (or: vocal parts)", what does that even mean? It sounds like he wrote an aleatoric composition, leaving it up to performers whether they choose to sing it with three, four or five voices, as if Bach was indecisive on the number of voices. Eleven movements, set for three to five voices is somewhat more understandable, "a ... structure [i.e., singular noun], set for three to five [whatevers]" does however leave a lot to be desired imho. --Francis Schonken (talk) 12:33, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
ALT10b: ... that Jesu, meine Freude (Jesus, my joy), a motet by Bach, has a complex symmetrical structure where six hymn stanzas alternate with five Bible verses? Proposing this, although I do not find either ALT10 or ALT10A confusing or awkward, but surely it is time for the discussion to converge and this article to go forward to DYK. HouseOfChange (talk) 02:52, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for the offer. My heart is with the music, not the nomination anymore. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:07, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 13Edit

Mr. Dick

Mr. Dick drawn by Fred Barnard
  • ... that the delusion of Mr. Dick (pictured) went from a bull in a china-shop to King Charles' head?
  • Reviewed: Fish kick
  • Comment: I have more plans for expansion but need to get the nomination started during the 5x window. More anon.

5x expanded by Andrew Davidson (talk). Self-nominated at 23:37, 20 March 2021 (UTC).

  • Mr. Dick was not created, promoted to GA, or expanded 5x in the 7 days preceding this March 13 nomination. Given my understanding of the criteria, I don't see a way to move forward with this nomination. Dugan Murphy (talk) 21:23, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
  @Dugan Murphy: The article was nominated on the 20th March but was put under the heading for the 13th. You see, the 13th is when the expansion started and WP:DYKNOM states "list the page below under the date the article was created or the expansion began".
Here's an exact calculation using the WP:DYKCHECK tool.
on 13 March 2021: Prose size (text only): 429 characters (75 words) "readable prose size"
on 20 March 2021: Prose size (text only): 3311 characters (543 words) "readable prose size"
So, it went from 429 to 3311 – an expansion of 7.7 times. Ok?
Andrew🐉(talk) 10:20, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
@Andrew Davidson: Thank you for making that clear. This is my second DYK review.
  Here's my review below.

Policy compliance:

QPQ: Done.

Overall:   My first reaction is that this hook doesn't make sense to someone like me who hasn't read the book, but I guess that's incentive to click on it. All I think is needed are citations for the block quote and the portrayals, unless there's a policy I'm not aware of exempting these cases. Dugan Murphy (talk) 18:25, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

  • @Dugan Murphy: Thanks for the review. You're already doing well by using the {{DYK checklist}} as it took me much longer to discover that. Regarding your points
  1. I will make another pass through the article to add more citations and ensure that every quotation has one – this is specifically expected by WP:V.
  2. I'm not sure what you mean by "portrayals" but suppose that's the character descriptions so I'll make sure they are cited too
I'm referring here to the section named "Portrayals." Dugan Murphy (talk) 13:09, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
  1. The hook is deliberately perplexing to encourage click-through, as you say – it is supposed to be a hook, not a summary of the article. I'm not entirely happy with the wording as it's a bit of a mouthful and so will see if I can make it wittier and/or flow better.
So, I'll ping you again in a day or two to take another look. More anon.
Andrew🐉(talk) 18:59, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
Great! Dugan Murphy (talk) 13:09, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

Zalgo text

Zalgo text

Created by Vaticidalprophet (talk). Self-nominated at 16:06, 13 March 2021 (UTC).

  •   I've read the article and I think it's okay. But could you maybe find a better source than this one for the description of Zalgo text as "Lovecraftian"? (I'm asking myself whether the source is sufficient...) --Moscow Connection (talk) 18:26, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
  • @Vaticidalprophet: I think I can tick this one anyway but there is another small problem. It seems to me that the opening sentence of the article is somewhat unclear. It can be understood as that Zalgo text is made by "combining several letters". It should be made clear that there are so-called combining characters which are intended to combine with the letter that comes immediately before them and that is how Zalgo text is made. My attempt at clarification is even more unclear than your original version, but I hope you will be able to come up with something better. (I will be out of Wikipedia until Monday or Tuesday, but I will come back and tick this nomination.) --Moscow Connection (talk) 18:57, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the review, @Moscow Connection. I've clarified the wording of the lede a little. A couple other sources make Lovecraft-type comparisons, such as here and here. Vaticidalprophet (talk) 07:15, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
    • Sorry for the delay. I will think about it tomorrow. (Actually, I returned to Wikipedia 9 days ago and saw that nothing much changed and thought, "Okay, I will rewrite the opening sentence myself." And I still haven't got to it. --Moscow Connection (talk) 22:59, 24 March 2021 (UTC)
    • It appears that even John M Wolfson misunderstood the definition of "Zalgo text" [13]. Zalgo text isn't an "act of combining characters".
      The simplest solution would probably be to change "combining characters" to "so-called 'combining characters'". --Moscow Connection (talk) 23:07, 24 March 2021 (UTC)
  • "So-called combining characters" sounds odd in English. I could put 'combining characters' in quotes? Vaticidalprophet 15:08, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 14Edit

The Making of Modern Turkey

Created by Buidhe (talk). Self-nominated at 12:37, 14 March 2021 (UTC).

  •   This article is new enough and long enough. The article is neutral, and I detected no copyright issues. A QPQ has been done. @Buidhe: Which sentence in the article do you consider backs up the hook? The Genocide may be clearly crucial in the book, but it also needs to be clearly crucial in the article. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:54, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Cwmhiraeth Thanks for the review. I think it is already in the article, in at least 3 places: 1) The cover of the book 2) one of the five chapters in the book being titled "Genocide of Christians, 1915–16" and 3) The statement in the book quoted in the article "The genocide heralded the coming of a new era and stipulated the parameters of a formative Turkish nation state, or an empire with a dominant Sunni Turkish core and a marginalized periphery." (t · c) buidhe 09:59, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
  • @Buidhe: Well, I disagree and don't find any of these sufficient. Daffodils could be said to herald the arrival of spring, but that does not mean they are crucial to its arrival! If you add the fact to the article, I will be able to approve the nomination. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:16, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

Hrant Dink Foundation

  • ... that the Hrant Dink Foundation was founded to "carry on Hrant's dreams, Hrant's struggle, Hrant's language and Hrant's heart" following his 2007 assassination? Source: Eygören, Esra Nur (2015). "Hrant Dink Foundation: Working for dialogue, empathy and peace". Turkish Review. 5 (2): 152–153.

Created by Buidhe (talk). Self-nominated at 09:32, 14 March 2021 (UTC).

  •   New, long, neutral, sourced, free from CV. Not amused by the hook, and it gives some NPOV vibes. I find the death threat situation, or the banning of conference, much more hookable. GeraldWL 03:07, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 15Edit

Games Research Inc

  • ... that Games Research Inc licensed Diplomacy, Henry Kissinger's favorite game, in 1960 after the board game's creator unsuccessfully tried to get multiple publishers accept it?


    1. Fox, Margalit (2013-03-06). "Allan Calhamer Dies at 81; Invented Diplomacy Game". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2021-02-08. Retrieved 2021-02-08.

      The article notes, "In 1959, after Diplomacy was rejected by several game publishers, Mr. Calhamer had 500 copies produced at his own expense, selling them by mail for $6.95 apiece. It was acquired shortly afterward by Games Research and has since passed through many corporate hands, including those of Avalon Hill and Hasbro."

      The article notes, "Released commercially in 1959, Diplomacy has sold more than 300,000 copies. It was reported to have been a favorite game of Henry Kissinger; John F. Kennedy and Walter Cronkite were also said to enjoy it."

    2. "Diplomacy". Elliott Avedon Museum and Archive of Games. 2010-03-23. Archived from the original on 2021-03-15. Retrieved 2021-03-15.

      The article notes, "Diplomacy was developed by Allan B. Calhamer who was studying European history and political geography at Harvard in the 1950s. Calhamer's finalized his game in 1958, but like many others, the game was rejected by the major game companies, consequently Calhamer published 500 copies at his own expense in 1959. In 1960 he licensed it to Games Research Incorporated, Boston, Massachusetts ..."

5x expanded by Cunard (talk). Self-nominated at 09:54, 15 March 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 16Edit

Khá Bảnh

  • ... that a dance move originally performed by Big Bang's G-Dragon had suddenly become one of the most noticeable trends in Vietnam in recent years thanks to Khá Bảnh? "Không phải Khá Bảnh, từ 7 năm trước G-Dragon đã là 'ông tổ' khai sinh điệu múa quạt đình đám" [It's not Kha Banh,but G-Dragon who invented the famous 'fan dance' 7 years ago]. Rough translation: "... Fan Dance" (múa quạt) is a trend that originated from a famous YouTuber named Khá Bảnh. While many people believe the dance is offensive, there are also a large amount of people who get excited and try to learn the dance. It is believed that Khá Bảnh is the creator of this "Fan Dance". However, the leader of Big Bang [G-Dragon] should be recognized as the pioneer of this trend as "Fantastic Baby" was released back in 2012 when people still do I don't know who Khá Bảnh is ..." (... Những tưởng Khá Bảnh là người sáng tạo ra vũ đạo “xòe quạt” này nhưng thì ra thủ lĩnh Big Bang mới là người tiên phong cho trào lưu này bởi MV Fantastic Baby được phát hành từ năm 2012, cái thời người ta còn chưa biết Khá Bảnh là ai ...)

Moved to mainspace by Bkissin (talk). Nominated by Lệ Xuân (talk) at 17:24, 16 March 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 17Edit

Bathypolypus sponsalis

  • ... that Bathypolypus sponsalis is a deep sea benthic octopus that has very interesting physical adaptions in order to help it survive in such a harsh environment?
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created/expanded by Kvboyette (talk). Self-nominated at 18:26, 29 March 2021 (UTC).

Li Qiaochu

Created by CRau080 (talk). Self-nominated at 20:10, 23 March 2021 (UTC).

  • Hi CRau080 thanks for the submission, I'll be doing the review. Please see below.

Image eligibility:

QPQ: None required.

Overall:   This is a well-written, well-sourced article, new, neutral in tone, and with no copyright issues found. The hooks are interesting and I would accept either of the two. However, there may be a chance of increasing the "hookiness" by trying something like:

  • ... that Chinese activist Li Qiaochu was detained 31 December 2019 and spent New Year's day in handcuffs in relation to the "12.26 Citizens Case", while her partner Xu Zhiyong was still in hiding?

Finally, the image comes from a screen capture of a PEN America YouTube video, which I understand is not allowed without the proper license permission from the original author. Perhaps a second opinion from an editor with more experience in Commons could be useful. Alan Islas (talk) 14:37, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

Hi Alan Islas, thank you for your feedback on this article and its nomination. I have adopted your suggestion for the extra words in the first hook. Regarding the copyright issue of the photo, I have been alerted to the insufficient copyright through recent feedback of a Wikimedia staff, and I have asked PEN America to send in a copyright release statement compliant with the norms; I believe that the matter may be possible to clear rather quickly.--CRau080 (talk) 17:13, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks CRau080, sounds good, I will leave this submission in the current hold status, awaiting the image license permissions. I hope this can be resolved successfully because an article is always better with pictures. Alan Islas (talk) 00:02, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 18Edit

Paul Jackson (bassist)

5x expanded by Bloom6132 (talk). Self-nominated at 06:58, 23 March 2021 (UTC).


  • ... that the contrast agent iobitridol can be injected into blood vessels, into joints, or into body cavities such as the uterus? Source: Xenetix 300 kann bei Erwachsenen und Kindern und Jugendlichen für folgende Untersuchungen eingesetzt werden: * intravenöse Urographie * Schädel- und Ganzkörper-Computertomographie * intravenöse digitale Subtraktionsangiographie. * Arteriographie * Angiokardiographie * Arthrographie * Hysterosalpingographie [Haberfeld H, ed. (2020). Austria-Codex (in German). Vienna: Österreichischer Apothekerverlag. Xenetix 300 (300 mg Jod/ml)-Parenterale Röntgenkontrastmittellösung; this list of uses appears in the article under "Medical uses"]

5x expanded by Anypodetos (talk). Self-nominated at 08:50, 21 March 2021 (UTC).

Rogers Lehew

5x expanded by Bloom6132 (talk). Self-nominated at 22:33, 19 March 2021 (UTC).

Renaissance Tropica

  • ... that actor Don Johnson tried to restart the production of the Renaissance Tropica, an electric car which appeared in an episode of Nash Bridges? Source 1: San Francisco Business Times, 1999: "Actor Don Johnson has teamed up with a group of Chinese venture capitalists and American investment bankers to buy Zebra Motors Inc., electric vehicle manufacturer at the former Alameda Naval Air Station. The new owners have renamed the company Xebra Motors Inc., to avoid potential trademark infringement, and plan to begin limited production of the electric Model Z Roadster as early as September." Source 2: IMCDb. 1, 2

Created by Periwinklewrinkles (talk). Self-nominated at 03:33, 18 March 2021 (UTC).

Cuilin Zhang

Cuilin Zhang
  • ... that Cuilin Zhang's (pictured) research suggested that potatoes might increase the risk of gestational diabetes? Source: "Cuilin Zhang, lead study author, from the National Institutes of Health in Maryland, US, said the findings were important" "Potato-rich diet 'may increase pregnancy diabetes risk" [14][15]

Created by TJMSmith (talk). Self-nominated at 03:00, 18 March 2021 (UTC).

  •   @TJMSmith: Most of the article is taken from a public domain source [16]. This is allowed, but this text doesn't count towards the 1500 character requirement. I only count about 1100 characters of new text, so it needs a little more expansion.
There are also sourcing issues. The non-copied text of the article is also entirely based on sources that aren't independent, so there really needs to be more text based on independent sources, preferably more than half the article. The copied text does have some added independent references, but they are popular media articles and one needs to be careful since these aren't considered reliable for biomedical statements (see WP:MEDRS). Antony–22 (talkcontribs) 06:53, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 19Edit

Tornado Over Kansas

Tornado in Hardtner, Kansas (1929)
  • Comement: Oops, I forgot the 7 day deadline has passed :o Still going to see if maybe another lenient exception could be made?
  • Reviewed: Battle of Milliken's Bend

Created by GeneralPoxter (talk). Self-nominated at 21:39, 28 March 2021 (UTC).

Vivian Lee Bowden

Created by Aaron Liston (talk). Nominated by Paul2520 (talk) at 00:30, 26 March 2021 (UTC).

  Interesting life and research, on fine sources, no copyvio obvious. Aaron Liston, nice to meet you! The ALT is way too pale for someone without background. Even in the original, I'd like something about the original drawings, such as when made, or even for what, thank just some unfamiliar name, - we can't expect people to be familiar, or even look Duchesne up. - I have some suggestions for the article:
  • Combine the first two sections, and get the marriage in chronology.
  • Get some from the detailed footnotes into the body. (Don't expect readers to look it up.)
  • Write a bit more lead about the impact of her discovery.
  • Consider an infobox.

These are suggestions, not necessary for approval, but worth thinking about ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:36, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

Darrell Blocker

  • ... that Darrell Blocker, "The Spy Whisperer", began playing live music in Senegal as part of his espionage duties?
    • ALT1:... that Darrell Blocker, "The Spy Whisperer", became a local celebrity in the live music scene in Kampala?
  • Reviewed: IOU

Created by Muboshgu (talk). Self-nominated at 17:02, 19 March 2021 (UTC).

The Abysmal Brute (film)

Film advertisement

5x expanded by SL93 (talk). Self-nominated at 03:58, 19 March 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 20Edit

Aga Mikolaj

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 22:14, 26 March 2021 (UTC).

Gira Sarabhai

Gira Sarabhai in 1951

Moved to mainspace by Kill joyarchivist (talk). Nominated by KCVelaga (talk) at 13:03, 26 March 2021 (UTC).

Joachim Philip

  • ... that when Joachim Philip delivered Julien Fédon's ultimatum to the British in St. George's, the militia had to restrain his sister, Susannah, who otherwise would have "torn him to pieces"? Source: "If the eyewitness testimony is to be believed, the most acute anger directed at Joachim Philip came, unsurprisingly, from his own family. His sister Susannah was furious. She flew at him in a rage and would have “torn him to pieces” had the militia not prevented her." (Candlin, Kit; Pybus, Cassandra (2018). Enterprising Women: Gender, Race, and Power in the Revolutionary Atlantic. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press. ISBN 0-8203-5387-6.)
    • ALT1:... that when Joachim Philip delivered an ultimatum to the British in Grenada during Fédon's rebellion the militia had to restrain his sister, Susannah, who otherwise would have "torn him to pieces"? Source: "If the eyewitness testimony is to be believed, the most acute anger directed at Joachim Philip came, unsurprisingly, from his own family. His sister Susannah was furious. She flew at him in a rage and would have “torn him to pieces” had the militia not prevented her." (Candlin, Kit; Pybus, Cassandra (2018). Enterprising Women: Gender, Race, and Power in the Revolutionary Atlantic. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press. ISBN 0-8203-5387-6.)

Created by Guettarda (talk). Self-nominated at 03:06, 21 March 2021 (UTC).


  • ... that fens, the sister to bogs, are an important source of chemical nutrient cycling and are dominated by mosses? Source:Keddy, P. A. (2010). Wetland Ecology: Principles and Conservation (2nd ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

5× expanded by Ruite006 (talk). Nominated by Wahoobbs!! (talk) at 17:56, 20 March 2021 (UTC).

  •   This article was not created or expanded 5x in the last seven days. On March 20, it went from 490 words to 1111 words, but this is not the 5x expansion required for a DYK. If you want to do a DYK, I'd recommend either writing another 1339 words (in the next six days) or nominating it at WP:GAN (since Good Articles can be nominated for DYK after their promotion). jp×g 22:22, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Note: Nominator is a WikiEd student editor for the Spring semester term at University of Minnesota - Twin_Cities. (course link) The course ends on May 4, 2021. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 11:13, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
  • What counts at DYK is prose characters; prior to expansion by Ruite006, the article had 3061 prose characters, and it currently has 6934. It will need to be expanded to 15305 prose characters, requiring another 8371. Since this has been nominated, albeit by a classmate who hasn't yet contributed to the article, we can allow some extra time for it to be expanded by another 8371 prose characters, but it will require considerable work. Ruite006, do you think you'll be able to do that much expansion soon? I see you've been working on the article in your user area. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:53, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: Depends how much time I have. I just looked, and I have about 5300 characters excluding spaces (I think) mostly ready to move into the article. Given about a week more, I could probably manage another 3000. Ruite006 (talk) 05:49, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

Gabriel Turville-Petre

Gabriel Turville-Petre

Improved to Good Article status by Krakkos (talk). Self-nominated at 09:47, 20 March 2021 (UTC).

Chemical safety

  • Reviewed: :*

5x expanded by Velella (talk). Self-nominated at 23:08, 22 March 2021 (UTC).

  •   Neither aluminium dross recycling nor dangerous goods are eligible for DYK, as neither have been recently created, expanded or promoted to GA. The title of the page leads me to assume you meant to nominate chemical safety. That article has been recently expanded from 416 to 1617 words (3.89x) which doesn't quite meet the 5x expansion criteria. I recommend either completing the 5x expansion within the next 2 days to meet that criteria, or nominating the article for GA (with no time limit) and renominating it for DYK after it is promoted to GA. Cheers, Pi.1415926535 (talk) 01:53, 23 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Velella, unfortunately the rule for DYK is Fivefold expansion is calculated from the previously existing article, no matter how bad it was (copyvios are an exception), no matter whether you kept any of it and no matter if it were up for deletion. The article started at 2726 prose characters prior to your expansion work, and needed to achieve 13630 prose characters; it is currently at 10710 prose characters, so another 2920 prose characters are needed. Do you think it will be possible to add that much in the next seven days or so? Please let us know. Thanks, and best of luck. Please note: your hook needs to be about the actual article, in this case Chemical safety, and include a bold link to that article. I have struck the prior hooks, which should not have a space before the closing question mark. BlueMoonset (talk) 05:07, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 21Edit


The mortor package for Apollo 16's Active Seismic Experiment.

Created by Seddon (talk). Self-nominated at 03:14, 21 March 2021 (UTC).

Shahied Wagid Hosain

Created by SportsOlympic (talk), KittenKlub (talk), and Joofjoof (talk). Nominated by Joofjoof (talk) at 14:56, 28 March 2021 (UTC).

James Edward Rogers

The Arthurian murals at Oxford

Created by Moonraker (talk). Self-nominated at 03:44, 26 March 2021 (UTC).

David Eppstein, you can object, but a review is a review. Anyone checking out your link will see the whole picture. Moonraker (talk) 00:25, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
The purpose of the QPQ requirement is to make up for the time your are imposing on other editors with your nomination, by contributing towards the review of another nomination. Instead, by fucking up the review, you have wasted my time and likely wasted the time of another reviewer, contributing negatively rather than positively towards the smooth running of DYK. You should not be rewarded for this negative contribution by considering it as a QPQ. —David Eppstein (talk) 00:46, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
David Eppstein, I’m sorry to say I think the boot is on the other foot. Moonraker (talk) 01:20, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
And you're not even repentant about fucking it up. By the way, I consider the proposed hook here, discussing women as objects to be hunted as if they were game animals, to be quite offensive. It could be phrased as a quote (since it derives from a quote in the article), which would at least allow us to take offense at Tuckwell (who should be cited in the article as the author of the quote, and is not) rather than at you. —David Eppstein (talk) 01:25, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
I had not then found the Tuckwell book, so I had to cite another source which quoted him. Since updated. Moonraker (talk) 00:09, 3 April 2021 (UTC)

WP:DROPTHESTICK - both of you back off. David Eppstein, a new review had been requested at your nomination, which is your right to have. You've made your point here, no need to meander off into profanity and issues that are not part of any review policy. Enough. — Maile (talk) 02:15, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

Exactly. There was absolutely no need to bring up the encounter with the previous nomination as there was no relation at all other than the nominator of this being the review of the other one. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 03:33, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Article was new enough and long enough at the time of the nomination. No close paraphrasing was detected. The source for the hook fact is offline so I am assuming good faith here. As the nominator's review at the provided QPQ was a check of all DYK criteria, I will consider it a proper QPQ for the purposes of this nomination. My only real concern at the moment is the hook, as it seems to be too reliant on the mentions of the other names (as opposed to focusing on Rogers alone; personally I thought the "looking for Guinevere" angle was already fine by itself without the need for the other people. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 07:46, 3 April 2021 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: The hook is offensive. Wikipedia's voice should not echo a legacy dehumanization of young women as a target of men's jolly shared sport.
@HouseOfChange: I'm a bit confused here: what wording made the original hook offensive? Just for clarification purposes, thanks. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 14:42, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: Just for clarification purposes, David Eppstein made the same exact point in this same discussion, saying I consider the proposed hook here, discussing women as objects to be hunted as if they were game animals, to be quite offensive. HouseOfChange (talk) 03:51, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
On second thought, I don't know if we should be using either ALT0 or ALT1 as the meaning of "finding a Guinevere" isn't very clear; for some reason I interpreted it as trying to find the character Guinevere in the murals, rather than finding a wife like what the article actually says. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 14:44, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
They were artists searching for a woman to model for some notable murals that they (Rossetti and Morris, with Burne-Jones but NOT with Rogers) later painted. Replacing "searching" with "went hunting" has, per multiple dictionaries an unnecessary potential to portray the women sought as potential prey, which may have been accurate as to the artists' point of view, but should not be endorsed in Wikipedia's voice. Since Rogers did not paint or contribute to the Oxford Union murals in any other way, I am surprised that an image of them has been approved to illustrate this DYK, rather than something Rogers painted himself. HouseOfChange (talk) 16:42, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

Julia Letlow

Moved to mainspace by Muboshgu (talk), KidAd (talk), and BlueShirtz (talk). Nominated by Muboshgu (talk) at 17:20, 21 March 2021 (UTC).

QPQ:  ?
Overall:   New article. I do not like the structure of ALT0 and I prefer ALT1. I also suggest adding a link: 2021 Louisiana's 5th congressional district special election. The hook is interesting and sourced in the article. Passes Earwig test. Ping me once the QPQ is completed. TJMSmith (talk) 02:09, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

How Not to Be a Boy

Created by Bilorv (talk). Self-nominated at 16:13, 21 March 2021 (UTC).

Policy compliance:

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited:  Y
  • Interesting:  N - I don't really get the "The Trick" in the ALT0 (and in the article), that needs more elaboration. ALT1 and ALT2 are okay.
QPQ: Done.

Overall:   See above. Regards SoWhy 11:00, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the review. I can't eliminate the quoting entirely, and some degree of it is standard in all the quality-reviewed book articles I've seen or worked on. But I agree that there was significant overreliance on quotes, so I've tried to rewrite in my own words everywhere except where it's difficult to do so without close paraphrasing, taking a person out of context or introducing neutrality concerns. I'm not sure what I can say to describe Turnbull other than "a BBC morning news presenter" (already present). "The Trick" is essentially just their slang term for patriarchy (the particular conception of patriarchy that he and his wife have). This was quite unclear, so I've rephrased in the article and suggested an alt below in line with that.
Bilorv (talk) 01:26, 5 April 2021 (UTC)

945 Madison Avenue

945 Madison Avenue in 2019

Created by (talk). Nominated by Epicgenius (talk) at 15:00, 21 March 2021 (UTC).

Fish kick

  • ... that the fish kick may be the fastest way for humans to swim?
  • Comment: IOU QPQ

5x expanded by Eddie891 (talk). Self-nominated at 13:52, 21 March 2021 (UTC).


Hook eligibility:

  • Cited:  Y
  • Interesting:  Y
  • Other problems:  N - The hook has issues. There are sources which seem to support it and it's interesting. But there's a couple of points to resolve. The first is the word "may" which seems to be a cop-out. Is it the fastest or isn't it? DYK hooks are supposed to state "established facts that are unlikely to change". The second point is that there seems to be an unstated assumption – that we're talking about competition swimming in a pool with specific rules which forbid underwater swimming. But what about sub-aqua or snorkelling, for example, where swimmers use equipment like flippers? Or deep diving, where the swimmers are going vertically rather than horizontally? They will go faster, won't they?

QPQ:  N - still required
Overall:   It's a topic that would really benefit from a diagram or photo so it's a shame we don't have one yet. I've started looking. Andrew🐉(talk) 17:41, 21 March 2021 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the review, Andrew. I'll try to respond in more depth shortly, but I don't see why 'may' in a hook is necessarily a problem-- on a search, it has appeared in a not insubstantial number of hooks before. I wish there was a wealth of research that says it definitely is or isn't, but there doesn't seem to be a clear answer-- The only source that says it definitely is is Slate, which isn't the best source for claims like this-- Public Radio International opts for "some experts" saying it is. The hook could be rephrased to "is sometimes considered" or "has been cited as" or something similar, but I'm not convinced that's better.
    As you note there are a lot of variables but I don't think it's misleading to just say "for humans to swim"— I'd imagine the reader will assume that we are not talking about assisted (i.e. flippers) or modified (i.e. floating to the surface) swimming, just like (presumably) nobody would think the fastest way to run is biking. I, of course, may be completely wrong on this. Let me know what you think and I'll try to conduct a qpq shortly. Eddie891 Talk Work 22:49, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
  • QPQ'd Template:Did you know nominations/KWSN Eddie891 Talk Work 17:27, 23 March 2021 (UTC)

MLS Cup 2000

  • ... that the finalists of MLS Cup 2000 earned the same number of points during the regular season? Source: Chicago Tribune
    • ALT1:... that MLS Cup 2000 was the first championship game in league history to not feature D.C. United? Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

5x expanded by SounderBruce (talk). Self-nominated at 06:24, 21 March 2021 (UTC).

David Sanchez (activist)

This is a possible double hook.

Created by Evrik (talk). Self-nominated at 04:56, 21 March 2021 (UTC).

Policy compliance:

  • Adequate sourcing:  N - Citations generally good. (AGF for offline sources cited.) However, the cite for the sentence "With his leadership, the Young Chicanos For Community Action eventually became the Brown Berets." does not appear to support that statement. Please address. (The Teen Vogue article cited elsewhere would support this statement, if you care to just cite it instead.)
  • Neutral:  Y
  • Free of copyright violations, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing:  Y
QPQ: Done.

Overall:   The newness requirement is only met for David Sanchez. I don's know if there's a special rule for double hooks, but Vickie Castro was created on 13 March, slightly more than seven days prior to this 21 March nomination, so approving this DYK nomination as new enough is based on the assumption that we won't use the double-hook option. Based on that assumption and with the citation fix noted above, this should be ready to go. Interesting article. Thanks for writing it. JohnPomeranz (talk) 22:31, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 22Edit

Animal Nature

  • ... that Animal Nature album consists of ten new tracks along with "a handful of alternate edits and remixes of album cuts"? [1]

Converted from a redirect by Filmomusico (talk). Self-nominated at 15:42, 22 March 2021 (UTC).

  •   @Filmomusico: The readable prose size is not over 1500 characters. The article reads incomplete and gives 2 lines as intro and 3 reviews. There is hardly anything in it about the album as such. Please expand accordingly and then we can continue the review ahead. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 16:05, 23 March 2021 (UTC)
  • The ping didn't worked for some reason. Either way, yes, I nominated the article first due to a hook which I thought was rather interesting to include. It doesn't say anywhere that stubs or redirects are excluded, but it does say that an article must have at least 1500 words.:( Perhaps, there will be a will of someone to expand it?--Filmomusico (talk) 19:28, 23 March 2021 (UTC)
  Please refer Rule D7. "Articles that fail to deal adequately with the topic are also likely to be rejected." Also, we cant just wait for someone's will to expand it. Rejecting for now. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 05:30, 24 March 2021 (UTC)


My Androgynous Boyfriend

Created by Lullabying (talk). Self-nominated at 08:00, 22 March 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 23Edit

Flying Fathers

5x expanded by Mindmatrix (talk). Self-nominated at 01:49, 31 March 2021 (UTC).

  • Comment: I realize it's late for this (or extremely early for 2022), but there's lots of potential April Fools Day DYK material in this article. Mindmatrix 01:51, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

The Dream of Ossian

The Dream of Ossian (1813) by Ingres

Created by GeneralPoxter (talk). Self-nominated at 20:50, 28 March 2021 (UTC).


Renovated house in Nadodrze

Created by Andrew J.Kurbiko (talk). Self-nominated at 17:16, 26 March 2021 (UTC).

  •   @Andrew J.Kurbiko: Will be claiming this for review with the full one to follow by tomorrow, but right now I'm not sure if ALT0 will work out since it may be too niche for non-European readers. Perhaps some variant of ALT1 will work out better, though it may need to be emphasized that the subject is a housing estate. Finally, perhaps there could be more hook suggestions that could be proposed here? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 11:18, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
    • Added 2 and 3 with more context --Andrei (talk) 11:05, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
ALT2 sounds promising but could be rewritten ("film Berlin streets" sounds strange: perhaps use "filming location for [something] Berlin"?). Perhaps just focus on the Spielberg angle? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 11:08, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
How about no 4? --Andrei (talk) 19:20, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
ALT4 sounds good; I've however changed all of the Spielberg hooks since his name was misspelled. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 23:21, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you! Added two sources to 4 --Andrei (talk) 08:18, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
  •   Article was new enough and long enough at the time of the nomination, and is adequately sourced. I didn't find any close paraphrasing with another source. As the nominator has only two prior nominations, no QPQ is needed. There is a single "disambiguation needed" tag in the article that needs to be resolved prior to approval. Among all the hooks, ALT4 is the best option (the others are mostly too vague), but the issue right now is that the source used for the hook fact does not seem to mention Nadodrze by name, only Wrocław. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 11:41, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
    Sources (Film Commission) mention Kurkowa and Ptasia streets, which are located within the district. That is a trivial information which can be checked with google maps, or, to complicate things, Official City Territorial Information Service, which is referenced in the article. I also removed the link to Privatization in Poland, that article is problematic. --Andrei (talk) 19:19, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
Those are not sufficient; if possible, because this is a hook fact, an explicit source should be found that mentions that the film was shot in the article subject. If this cannot be done, I guess that hook will have to be declined and a different one be used. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 06:53, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
Added two more links to no4--Andrei (talk) 08:05, 2 April 2021 (UTC)

Lefébre Rademan

  • ... that in 2021, Lefébre Rademan was unable to play for the South Africa national netball team as she was playing club netball in England? Source: [19] "Among the shooters‚ Proteas coach Dorette Badenhorst will not be able to call on the experience of Sigi Burger‚ Ine-Mari Venter and Lefebre Rademan‚ who are in England."
    • ALT1:... that South African netball player Lefébre Rademan was the best shooter in the country's 2020 Netball League season? Source: [20] "Best Shooter: Lefebre Rademan (Free State Crinums)"

Created by Joseph2302 (talk). Self-nominated at 18:08, 25 March 2021 (UTC).

Donald Heirman

Created by Alan Islas (talk). Self-nominated at 13:41, 24 March 2021 (UTC).

Juliet Nightingale

Created by DarkGlow (talk). Self-nominated at 12:45, 23 March 2021 (UTC).

  •   Date (as a GA), length and hook all fine. However @DarkGlow:, the Storylines section is completely unsourced and that needs to be fixed before this can proceed. QPQ not needed as the nominator only has 1 credit and no close paraphrasing. Please ping me once that is sorted and I will have another look. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 08:42, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
@The C of E: On WP:SOAPS, it is stated that "storyline sections do not require sourcing, as the programme itself acts as the source. These sections can be verified by watching the series." Therefore, it's very rare that a storyline section of a soap character will ever have inline citations. 99% of the section is sourced in the development/relationship sections, but if it's still going to be an issue despite the consensus on WP:SOAPS, the section can technically be removed as it's not essential imo, but I see no reason to do that. – DarkGlow • 09:47, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
I'm a little unsure as to how that WikiProject guidance stands up compared to WP:BURDEN. It has to be more that "just watch the programme" in my book. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 12:19, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
@The C of E: MOS:TVPLOT, while not specifically about fictional characters, is applicable to talking about the plot of a series. It states that plot "may be sourced from the works themselves". The work is the series, which acts as the series. – DarkGlow • 12:29, 30 March 2021 (UTC)


  1. ^ "Interview with Niamh Blackshaw (Juliet Nightingale)". Channel 4. 7 April 2020. Retrieved 23 March 2021.

Howard Bellamy (Doctors)

  • ... that fictional character Howard Bellamy from the British soap opera Doctors was based on a real-life army captain who quit his job to run a doctor's surgery? Source: [1]
    • ALT1:... that actor Ian Kelsey sourced an authentic army watch and shoe polishing kit in order to portray fictional character Howard Bellamy accurately? Source: [2]
  • Reviewed: [[]]

Improved to Good Article status by DarkGlow (talk). Self-nominated at 00:50, 23 March 2021 (UTC).


  1. ^ Timblick, Simon. "Doctors star Ian Kelsey reveals why he's leaving Letherbridge (VIDEO)". What's on TV. Future plc. Archived from the original on 17 January 2021. Retrieved 23 March 2021.
  2. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel. "Doctors: Ian Kelsey to leave Howard Bellamy role after three years". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Archived from the original on 7 February 2021. Retrieved 23 March 2021.

Edward Mitchell Bannister

Edward Mitchell Bannister, carte de visite
  • ... that when Edward Mitchell Bannister (pictured) won first prize for his large oil Under the Oaks at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial, the judge wanted to rescind his award when they realised that he was an African-American? Source: "At the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition in 1876, his painting Under the Oaks was awarded the first-prize gold medal; Bannister reported that when the judge discovered that the artist was Black, he wanted to reconsider the award." [21], pp. 21
    • ALT1:... that Edward Mitchell Bannister's (pictured) portrait of Robert Gould Shaw reclaimed him as a martyr for Boston's African-American abolitionists? Source: "Edward Bannister, a talented African American painter today best known for his landscapes, also displayed his portrait of Shaw at the Colored Ladies' Sanitary Commission fair in Boston in 1864. While that artwork and its visual content are now lost to us, it might also have been perceived as an appropriation of its symbolic subject. [...] Nast, ostensibly ignorant of Shaw's symbolic import, joined Lewis and Bannister in subordinating the colonel's Brahmin identity to the wider abolitionist cause." [22]

Improved to Good Article status by Wingedserif (talk). Self-nominated at 03:12, 27 March 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 24Edit

Dendroides canadensis

  • ... that the larvae of the beetle Dendroides canadensis have two different adaptations by which they can survive in sub-zero temperatures?
    • ALT1: ... that the larvae of the beetle Dendroides canadensis can alternate between two different mechanisms to survive in sub-zero temperatures?

5x expanded by Mk170101 (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk). Nominated by Cwmhiraeth (talk) at 13:40, 31 March 2021 (UTC).

  • Maybe something related how its the first observed instance of this too? I don't know if it's the only one, but the scientific paper noted first known. Also sorry I'm not familiar with formatting here so feel free to move my comment where it needs to go Mk170101 (talk)
  • Review:
    • Article is new enough (expanded 5x on 24 March) and long enough (2,047 characters of prose).
    • Article is written in NPOV and contains sufficient inline citations. Earwig is 0.0% concerned.
    • Both hooks are formatted properly, are interesting, are neutral, and are of adequate length. However, I think they could be improved with more concise wording, such as:
      ALT2: ... that Dendroides canadensis larvae alternate between two different adaptive mechanisms to survive in subzero temperatures?
    • Hook facts are not cited here, but they do contain inline citations such as this one in the article.
    • QPQ is done.
    •   Almost good to go. How do you feel about ALT2 or a similar modification to the hook wording? Armadillopteryx 22:56, 3 April 2021 (UTC)

William Irvine (general)

5x expanded by Gwillhickers (talk). Self-nominated at 22:49, 30 March 2021 (UTC).

Shaheen Bagh protest

The Shaheen Bagh protest blocking a highway in Delhi
  • Reviewed: Vikram Phadnis
  • Comment: I have expanded Bilkis as well, though not enough to meet DYK criteria.

Improved to Good Article status by DiplomatTesterMan (talk). Self-nominated at 07:17, 30 March 2021 (UTC).

John Neal bibliography

  • ... that the John Neal bibliography includes the first use of son-of-a-bitch in American fiction? Sources: Pages 46–47 of this book reads, "[John Neal] used the language of the day, including the phrase 'son of a bitch' well ahead of other writers." And page 46 of this book reads "Soon the language [of Seventy-Six by John Neal] will reveal itself in another way as the language of soldiers; profanity and oaths occur with an outspokenness appropriate to the occasion, but nonetheless surprising for the century. ... 'It was there ... I wheeled, made a dead set, at the son-of-a-bith in my rear ....' Not until a century later was the same freedom allowed a writer; even the Twain of Roughing It reports a profane miner's oath as a 'son of a skunk.'"

Created by Dugan Murphy (talk). Self-nominated at 21:58, 25 March 2021 (UTC).

Assassination of Talat Pasha

Created by Buidhe (talk). Self-nominated at 13:17, 24 March 2021 (UTC).

330 West 42nd Street

330 West 42nd Street

5x expanded by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 04:28, 24 March 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 25Edit

2018 Master Sommelier exam cheating scandal

Created by Daniel Case (talk). Self-nominated at 18:25, 1 April 2021 (UTC).

Heavy ion fusion

Source: burke, 59

Created by Maury Markowitz (talk). Self-nominated at 20:48, 24 March 2021 (UTC).

Betty Jane Long

Created by DanCherek (talk). Self-nominated at 14:59, 25 March 2021 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall:   If you're looking to further improve the article, her predecessor and successor could be added to the infobox, and a personal life section (maybe with husband, kids, non-political stuff) could be added (if you can find information for either of those). Not a problem if you can't. Earwig returned nothing, and I don't have any problems. Giving the tick with preference to ALT1, as that is mentioned in the lead and is a more shocking and counterintuitive fact at surface level. PCN02WPS (talk | contribs) 05:47, 5 April 2021 (UTC)

Turnover discography

5x expanded by Guerillero (talk) and Yeepsi (talk). Nominated by Guerillero (talk) at 14:53, 25 March 2021 (UTC).

Maha Bayrakdar

  • ... that Syrian-Lebanese poet Maha Bayrakdar won the Miss Syria beauty pageant in 1967? Source:  El-Khoury, Dominique (2017-04-15). "مهى بيرقدار الخال للفن- يوسف وورد أخذا مني جمال الخَلق والخُلُق" [Maha Bayrakdar, Youssef and Ward take after me the beauty character and creativity]. Elfann News (in Arabic). Archived from the original on 2021-03-25. Retrieved 2021-03-25.

Created by Elias Ziade (talk). Self-nominated at 14:21, 25 March 2021 (UTC).

Wu Jianmin (democracy activist)

Created by Jujiang (talk). Self-nominated at 11:31, 25 March 2021 (UTC).

  •   Needs a lot of work I think. Surprised that the local student leader of 1989 Tiananmen Square protests" is not mentioned anywhere else on en:Wikipedia? The Chinese version of this article exposes some of the issues. A paragraph of challenging statements is followed by 3 or 4 ref callouts. This takes too long to check. We need One inline ref after significant claims. I have added a few "citation needed" to the first few sentences. There are some subtle translation issues ... it says he picked on the communist party when I suspect the opposite is what is meant. However I see that he is, one-of-the important leaders mentioned here. Once tidied up this has a great DYK hook...."that after the US demanded that democracy activist We Jianmin be released, We Jianmin was already in the room and said he was free? HTH Victuallers (talk) 15:04, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
@Victuallers: Thank you for reviewing and providing a reference source. I have adjusted the reference sources and changed the article. The hook you designed is very wonderful! I have used it. Many thanks.   Done (I also think there are too few articles about China in en:Wikipedia.) --Jujiang (talk) 22:11, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
  I have tried to reduce the over reffing but I have looked more and there are still examples of key facts with five refs after them, I go to check a ref and find that the fact isn't mentioned. Key achievements are reffed to videos that were made by this person. The videos are not 3rd party reliable sources. There was also a section where the article started to tell me about politics. Wikipedia doesnt do that in biographies. This person is notable enough (I think) to have an article but this article requires a lot of work and it would take hours if we had three or four reliable sources (and not the dubious ones) My only suggestion is to ask on WikiProject China or at the Teahouse to see if someone will buddy you. We do need lots of articles about China ... Victuallers (talk) 13:49, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for your comment. I will try to modify it again. --Jujiang (talk) 17:07, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
@Victuallers: I have expanded the content and added independent reference sources. Could you please review it again? Thank you. --Jujiang (talk) 21:13, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

Enuga Sreenivasulu Reddy

Promoted to GA by Ktin (talk). Self-nominated at 01:15, 25 March 2021 (UTC).

Mayoralty of Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg

Improved to Good Article status by SecretName101 (talk). Self-nominated at 19:03, 29 March 2021 (UTC).

Policy compliance:

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited:  Y
  • Interesting:  Y
  • Other problems:  Y

QPQ:  N - ?
Overall:   New GA; I made a quite number of copyedits but the article is otherwise well sourced and neutrally written after the GA review. For any of the hooks, you should replace the main link with his mayoralty to reduce duplication. I like the original or Alt3 best, except remove "a period of" since we know 1,000 days is a period of time. Alt2 should be "came out as gay". Reywas92Talk 00:02, 3 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 26Edit

Vyatka Land

Raid on Vyatka by ushkuyniks
  • ... that Vyatka Land was one of the last independent Russian polities to be incorporated into Muscovy? see for example The Russian People by Maurice Baring (now in public domain), p. 98 "In 1489 Viatka was finally taken" [27]
    • ALT1:... that the history of Vyatka Land was said to be more obscure that that of any other Russian region? "there is nothing in Russian history more obscure than the fortunes of Viatka and its region" Feldbrugge, Ferdinand J.M. (2017). A History of Russian Law: From Ancient Times to the Council Code (Ulozhenie) of Tsar Aleksei Mikhailovich of 1649. BRILL. p. 525. ISBN 9789004352148.

Created/expanded by Alaexis (talk). Self-nominated at 06:16, 1 April 2021 (UTC).

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Punic building, Żurrieq

Painting of the Punic building by Jean-Pierre Houël, 1770s
  • ... that the best-preserved Punic building in Malta (pictured) has been incorporated into a priest's private garden? Source: "The most outstanding surviving structure of the Punic period is, however, the curious square building enclosed inside a private garden in Żurrieq" (Bonanno, Anthony (2005). Malta: Phoenician, Punic, and Roman. Midsea Books. p. 91. ISBN 99932-7-034-2. – book is available online here but you need a University of Malta account to access it, extract from Google Books here)

Created by Xwejnusgozo (talk). Self-nominated at 20:34, 30 March 2021 (UTC).


Improved to Good Article status by Sammi Brie (talk). Self-nominated at 01:35, 27 March 2021 (UTC).

Carlisle & Finch

No. 42 Trolley and Trailer
  • ... that Carlisle & Finch used carbon-arc technology in both military searchlights and toy trains? Source: "The same year, they introduced their first new products, a searchlight based on the carbon arc principle, and a toy train, which also used a carbon arc for its headlight." [28]

Improved to Good Article status by RoySmith (talk). Self-nominated at 16:24, 26 March 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 27Edit

Alec Sutherland

  • ... that Alec Sutherland was given a military award for his service after more than 6 decades had passed?Source: here and there
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created/expanded by Bashereyre (talk) and 7&6=thirteen (talk). Nominated by 7&6=thirteen () 16:07, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

Adatepe, Ayvacık

  • ... that the former Greeks populated village Adatepe in Turkey, which was about to turn into a ghost town, became a tourist destination after the traditional stone houses were restored? Source: "birlikte yaşadığımız bir Rum köyüdür.", "1924 mübadelesi sonrası Rumların vatanlarına dönmesiyle", "Her yıl 200 bin turisti ağırlayan mimarisi en iyi korunmuş Adatepe köyü, Rum mimarisinin izlerini taşıyan taş evleri", "1980’lerin sonuna doğru köy bir hayalet köy olma yoluna doğru gidiyordu. " , "aslına uygun olarak restore edilip korunan ve Rum mimarisinin izlerini taşıyan taş evleriyle ön plana çıkıyor." (in Turkish) [29]

5x expanded by CeeGee (talk). Self-nominated at 11:43, 1 April 2021 (UTC).

Trudi Birger

Created by NoonIcarus (talk). Self-nominated at 13:57, 31 March 2021 (UTC).

Daisy Myers

Created by NoonIcarus (talk). Self-nominated at 13:43, 31 March 2021 (UTC).

Policy compliance:

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited:  Y
  • Interesting:  N - hook is fine but I would just cite THR and say "inspired" instead of "partly inspired"
  • Other problems:  N - kind of long, I don't think the "African American" specification is needed in the hook as it's obvious given the "racially-charged harassment" in an all-white town
QPQ: Done.

Overall:   @NoonIcarus: see above. The major issue is the copyvio which needs to be remedied before this can be approved. Let me know if you have any questions. DanCherek (talk) 21:02, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

WMLB (Cumming, Georgia)

  • ... that the news director of WHNE radio in Cumming, Georgia, resigned after employees claimed they were told to favor the mayor, a business partner of the station owner, in news coverage? Source: refs 10–12 (the October 1991 Forsyth County News sources)

Created by Sammi Brie (talk). Self-nominated at 03:17, 28 March 2021 (UTC).


5x expanded by Sammi Brie (talk). Self-nominated at 19:35, 27 March 2021 (UTC).

Uyanış: Büyük Selçuklu

Improved to Good Article status by Limorina (talk). Self-nominated at 08:25, 27 March 2021 (UTC).

  • No, you have to link and bold the article in each hook. Also, neither of these hooks are particularly interesting or unusual. It isn't strange for a government official to visit a major production and actors probably celebrate birthdays on set all the time. (t · c) buidhe 14:26, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

Isaac Saul

Created by Kokopelli7309 (talk). Self-nominated at 18:04, 27 March 2021 (UTC).

  •   This entry has a pending notability question (discussion on Talk page) so review on hold pending the resolution. Innisfree987 (talk) 17:52, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   I guess I'll just go ahead and mark this as out of the question because of the AfD request. Kokopelli7309 (talk) 17:22, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
Kokopelli7309, it’s totally up to you if you prefer to withdraw but AfDs can hold surprises—sometimes someone will unearth hidden sources—so waiting a week to see is reasonable too. Innisfree987 (talk) 17:40, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll remove it for now. Kokopelli7309 (talk) 18:33, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 28Edit

Leon Hale

  • Reviewed: Second review of Keep On Churnin' (Till the Butter Comes)
  • Comment: Please save for May 30, his 100th birthday (exactly eight weeks from now). Request to IAR the "six weeks in advance" rule. Eligible per Rule 1d, because it only appeared in the "Recent Deaths" section of ITN and not as a bold link.

5x expanded by Bloom6132 (talk). Self-nominated at 13:09, 3 April 2021 (UTC).

Literary Day, Youth Day (China)

  • ... that May 4 is celebrated both as Literary Day and as Youth Day in honor of the May Fourth Movement? Source: "In commemoration of the May Fourth Movement, Literary Day has been celebrated for the last 61 years."[33] "In remembrance of the movement, May 4 was officially named Youth Day on the mainland."[34]
    • ALT1:... that both Literary Day and Youth Day are celebrated on May 4 to commemorate the May Fourth Movement? Source: "In commemoration of the May Fourth Movement, Literary Day has been celebrated for the last 61 years."[35] "In remembrance of the movement, May 4 was officially named Youth Day on the mainland."[36]

Converted from a redirect by Mx. Granger (talk). Self-nominated at 04:58, 2 April 2021 (UTC).

Francis Hagai

Francis Hagai
  • ... that Francis Hagai (pictured) instituted communal sharing of sliced banana as a parallel to the sacramental bread of the Eucharist? Source: "Francis Hagai, a Marist-trained teacher who became the Society's first vice-president, [...] introduced group sharing of sliced banana as a parallel to the priestly dispensing of the host". [37])

Created by Ivar the Boneful (talk). Self-nominated at 15:15, 30 March 2021 (UTC).


Fossil skull of Gordodon with vertical sawcut
  • ... that Gordodon was the first herbivore with a specialised mammal-like tooth arrangement, 299 million years ago? Source:Lucas et al. (2018)
    • ALT1:... that the only fossil of Gordodon accidentally had its skull sawed in half (pictured) while it was being excavated? Source:Lucas et al. (2018)
  • Comment: A clearer illustration of the skull and teeth is available on the article page if preferred, but I felt this photo of the sawcut might be more eye-catching.

Improved to Good Article status by DrawingDinosaurs (talk). Self-nominated at 14:45, 30 March 2021 (UTC).

Herr, stärke mich, dein Leiden zu bedenken

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 09:57, 30 March 2021 (UTC).

Andorra in the Eurovision Song Contest

Improved to Good Article status by Sims2aholic8 (talk). Self-nominated at 09:18, 30 March 2021 (UTC).

QPQ:  N - Still needed.
Overall:  Mx. Granger (talk · contribs) 17:08, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

72nd Street station (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)

72nd Street original entrance

Improved to Good Article status by Kew Gardens 613 (talk) and Epicgenius (talk). Nominated by Epicgenius (talk) at 23:16, 28 March 2021 (UTC).

Friedreich's ataxia

  • ... that Friedreich's ataxia is the most common inherited ataxia? Delatycki, Martin B.; Bidichandani, Sanjay I. (2019). "Friedreich ataxia- pathogenesis and implications for therapies". Neurobiology of Disease. 132: 104606. doi:10.1016/j.nbd.2019.104606. PMID 31494282. S2CID 201839487.
    • ALT1:... that symptoms of Friedreich's ataxia typically start between the ages of 5 and 15? Cook, A.; Giunti, P. (2017). "Friedreich's ataxia: Clinical features, pathogenesis and management". British Medical Bulletin. 124 (1): 19–30. doi:10.1093/bmb/ldx034. PMC 5862303. PMID 29053830.
    • ALT2:... that Friedreich's ataxia (FA) is a devastating monogenic, autosomal recessive progressive disease?
    • ALT3:... that symptoms of Friedreich's ataxia start most often around puberty, leads to severe disability by early adulthood, with substantial functional loss, wheelchair dependence and loss of quality of life?

Improved to Good Article status by Akrasia25 (talk). Self-nominated at 17:38, 28 March 2021 (UTC).

2021 Tour Championship

5x expanded by Lee Vilenski (talk). Self-nominated at 15:04, 28 March 2021 (UTC).


  • ... that Octogeddon was designed by George Fan, who also previously designed Plants vs. Zombies?
    • ALT1:... that Octogeddon was created by an indie development company consisting of people who worked on Plants vs. Zombies?
    • ALT2:... that a prototype of Octogeddon was submitted to a Ludum Dare contest before being developed into an official video game?
    • ALT3:... that PCGamesN sent out eight free codes for PC gamers to play a beta copy of Octogeddon before its release, but no one accepted any?
  • Reviewed: I have only four DYK credits. A quid pro quo is not required.

Moved to mainspace by Lazman321 (talk). Self-nominated at 16:46, 29 March 2021 (UTC).

Current nominationsEdit

Articles created/expanded on March 29Edit

Open university

  • ... that in the 1950s, the Soviet Union introduced an open university system to enable working-class students to become useful functionaries and members of the Communist party? Source: "A significant element of the policy purposes of the consultation/correspondence system was to support educational opportunity at higher education level for working‐class people who were to take on significant responsibility, primarily as members of the Communist Party." and "After 1990 the system collapsed ... the Communist Party no longer needed cadres, as they were called, of rising functionaries, as they no longer had a country to run, and the function of the system had, in fact, disappeared.
    • ALT1:... that a system of open universities in the Soviet Union dating from the 1950s, collapsed in the 1990s with the breakup of the state?

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 09:46, 4 April 2021 (UTC).

Vril-Ya Bazaar and Fete

Cover of the event programme

Created by JohnPomeranz (talk). Self-nominated at 21:26, 1 April 2021 (UTC).

Rey Jaime I Awards

  • ... that in 2020 Queen Letizia of Spain presented the Rey Jaime I Awards because her husband the Spanish king was in COVID-19 quarantine? Source: 1) "Queen Letizia (48 years old) will preside next Monday in Valencia the ceremony of delivery of the King Jaime I Awards 2020 to which she was going to attend with Felipe VI (52), who will be absent due to the quarantine he maintains for having been in contact with a positive for Covid-19" [39]"The event was held in the Lonja de Valencia, where they have ...received from the hand of Queen Letizia the medal that accredits them as winners of their respective categories."[40]
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created by HouseOfChange (talk). Self-nominated at 00:02, 1 April 2021 (UTC).

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Cloud9 League of Legends

  • ... that the Cloud9 League of Legends division won back-to-back League of Legends Championship Series titles in their first two seasons of existence? Source: "Cloud9 won back-to-back LCS titles in their first two years of existence by winning the 2013 NA LCS Summer Split and 2014 NA LCS Spring Split." (From intro, so not direct citation for this quote. [41])
    • ALT1:... that the Cloud9 League of Legends division finished the 2020 LCS Spring Split with a 92.9% win-loss percentage, breaking their previous LCS record of 90.9% from 2013? Source: "With an overall 26–2 game win-loss record, including playoffs, for the split, Cloud9 set a LCS record for the highest winning percentage ever in a single split by a North American team at 92.9%, breaking their previous record of 90.9% from the 2013 Summer Split." (From intro, so not direct citation for this quote. [42])
    • ALT2:... that Jack Etienne purchased the Cloud9 League of Legends division for less than $20,000? Source: "The team then changed hands again, as after only 12 days after their qualification, former Team SoloMid manager Jack Etienne bought out the contracts of the players for less than $20,000, officially creating the Cloud9 organization" [43])

Created by Pbrks (talk). Self-nominated at 23:00, 30 March 2021 (UTC).

Marcello Petacci

Marcello Petacci
  • ... that Marcello Petacci (pictured) was riddled with machine-gun shots after trying to escape execution by throwing himself into Lake Como? Source: "Quando s'accorse che i giustizieri erano risoluti a farlo fuori, sfuggì a chi lo custodiva - era giovane e robusto - e tentò la fuga gettandosi nel lago. Lì fu crivellato di colpi." ([44])
    • ALT1:... that according to the head of the Fascist political police, Marcello Petacci (pictured) did more harm to Mussolini than 15 lost battles? Source: "(Petacci) faceva piu' male al duce di 15 battaglie perdute" (De Felice (1990) p. 1070 n. 5)
      • ALT2:... that Marcello Petacci (pictured) was compared by his enemies to Lorenzino de' Medici? Source: "e del fratello (Petacci) come di una sorta di Lorenzino de' Medici" (De Felice (1990) p. 1070 n. 4)
  • Reviewed: Smell training
  • Comment: Also the second picture of him in the article could be used.

Created by Alessandro57 (talk). Self-nominated at 16:24, 29 March 2021 (UTC).

Policy compliance:

QPQ: Done.

Overall:   New enough and long enough. Sourcing mostly OK except for one paragraph as noted above, and seems neutral and free of plagiarism. Original hook is interesting and cited, ALT1 and ALT2 are also OK and they are cited in offline sources. QPQ not yet done. I took the liberty of adding some categories and other minor edits to the article. All in all, almost good to go after the minor sourcing issue and QPQ are sorted. Xwejnusgozo (talk) 20:13, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

  • QPQ now sorted. Xwejnusgozo (talk) 10:43, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
    •   Hallo, thanks for reviewing! I sourced the first sentence. I removed the second, since I could not find any reference in the online sources (this article originates from a translation from wiki:it), but I added more sourced information about the context. Cheers, Alex2006 (talk) 13:11, 2 April 2021 (UTC)

Fighting Auschwitz

Created by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 14:40, 29 March 2021 (UTC).

  Interesting book, on good sources, subscription and offline sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. I think the hook rests a bit too much on one person, while the book is about resistence from many nationalities. What do you think about mentioning the full title, and then just the name without explanation? - Some suggestions for the article, - not necessary for approval:
  • I'd like a bit more lead, from the last reviews which give a good evaluation of the whole thing.
  • I't tell the publishing chronologically.
  • I could imagine Description, rather than jumping to Reception.
  • I'm not happy with "as of 2006" which is long ago.
  • A sentence with "most recent" will likely get wrong.
  • Please mark refernces in other languages as such.
Thank you for the article. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:46, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

Das Leiden Jesu von seinen Freunden

  • Reviewed: Ayşe Gül Altınay
  • Comment: late, I know, but I heard it only yesterday: this fact - Judas kissing - belongs on Maundy Thursday, 1 April, not a fool, or first set on Good Friday, 2 April (Peter denying)

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 14:29, 29 March 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 30Edit

The Palestine Oriental Society

  • ... that the president of the Palestine Oriental Society was of the opinion that the monuments and antiquities of Palestine belonged to the Palestinians?
    • ALT1:... that ...?
  • Reviewed: To be done

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 20:25, 4 April 2021 (UTC).

Rashid Mahdi

Created by Munfarid1 (talk). Self-nominated at 14:59, 2 April 2021 (UTC).

Julie Pomagalski

  • Comment: Expanded it as per a translation from the German article for Pomagalski. The "Early life" section of the article is very incomplete, so it might need a little bit more expansion too.

5x expanded by ActuallyNeverHappened02 (talk). Self-nominated at 00:34, 2 April 2021 (UTC).

James R. Mills Building

Created by RickyCourtney (talk). Self-nominated at 19:38, 1 April 2021 (UTC).

Katita Waldo

  • ... that ballerina Katita Waldo danced with the San Francisco Ballet for 22 years, and was the last member hired or promoted in late 1980s to retire? Source: "Katita Waldo's departure will mark a milestone when she quits the San Francisco Ballet in April after 22 years. She is the only remaining dancer of the many hired and promoted by artistic director Helgi Tomasson in the late 1980s to replenish the troupe's ranks. Her withdrawal from the principal roster closes both a decade and a chapter in the Ballet's history." ([46])
    • ALT1:... that former ballerina Katita Waldo came out of retirement to perform as the stepmother in Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella? Source: "And, yes, that was Katita Waldo, returned from retirement to deliver the tipsy, overbearing stepmother, enjoying an autumnal duet with her old partner, Damian Smith." ([47])

Converted from a redirect by Corachow (talk). Self-nominated at 12:33, 31 March 2021 (UTC).

18 East 50th Street

Hampton Shops Building

Created by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 20:32, 30 March 2021 (UTC).

2020 Zagreb flash flood

Kuniščak dam control building
  • ... that during the 2020 Zagreb flash flood, residents broke into a dam control building (pictured) in order to let the waters out of the city? Source: Croatian: "U zagrebačkom naselju Trnje nekoliko stotina metara od ureda gradonačelnika, mještani su doslovno provalili u prostorije Hrvatskih voda i podignuli branu te tako spriječili veću katrastrofu u središtu grada u vrijeme velikih poplava koje su potopile glavni grad." English translation: "In Zagreb's neighbourhood of Trnje, several hundred metres from the mayor's office, residents literally [sic] broke into the premises of Hrvatske vode and raised the dam [sluice gate], thus preventing a greater catastrophe in the city centre during the large flood which inundated the country capital." Dnevnik.hr, Nova TV
    • ALT1:... that the "hero who saved" his neighbourhood in the 2020 Zagreb flash flood was charged with a misdemeanour for his trouble? Source: "Tihomir Blagus is a man who went from average Joe to hero in a short space of time when part of Zagreb was threatened by extreme flooding in a storm which rocked the already earthquake-stricken capital a few weeks ago. However, instead of being hailed as a hero and being rewarded by Milan Bandic, Zagreb's mayor, he has become the victim of ab(p)surdistan's laws and is currently being threatened with potential prison time." (Tihomir Blagus: Hero Who Saved Part of Zagreb from Flooding Threatened with Prison, Total Croatia News). The hero quote is fairly pervasive in sources which covered the events. See e.g. TCN article title ("Hero Who Saved Part of Zagreb") as well as many Croatian-language sources in the article. Some examples in article titles: [1][2][3][4][5][6]
    • ALT2:... that the "hero who saved Trnje" in the 2020 Zagreb flash flood was charged with a misdemeanour for his trouble? Source: see ALT1

Created by Daß Wölf (talk). Self-nominated at 18:23, 30 March 2021 (UTC).

Raoul de Gaucourt

Created by GiantSnowman (talk). Self-nominated at 14:42, 30 March 2021 (UTC).

Drought in Turkey

Created by Chidgk1 (talk). Self-nominated at 11:57, 30 March 2021 (UTC).

British Army Rugby League, Royal Navy Rugby League, Royal Air Force Rugby League, Great Britain Police Rugby League

Created by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 08:51, 30 March 2021 (UTC).

  • British Army in progress, enough refs, new enough, no close paraphrasing. I'll suggest an alt hook. Happy to have someone else to have a go at the other articles. Victuallers (talk) 22:07, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Great Britain Police team in progress, enough refs, new enough, no close paraphrasing. I've suggested an alt hook. Happy to have someone else to have a go at the other articles. Victuallers (talk) 22:57, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 31Edit

Listen a Little Less

Created by Carbrera (talk). Self-nominated at 23:10, 4 April 2021 (UTC).

Keller's conjecture

Improved to Good Article status by David Eppstein (talk). Self-nominated at 20:14, 1 April 2021 (UTC).

Timeline of the 2013 North Indian Ocean cyclone season

Moved to mainspace by CodingCyclone (talk). Self-nominated at 04:21, 1 April 2021 (UTC).

Chi Chi DeVayne

Chi Chi DeVayne in 2018

Improved to Good Article status by Armadillopteryx (talk) and Another Believer (talk). Nominated by Armadillopteryx (talk) at 02:57, 1 April 2021 (UTC).

Tina LeBlanc

  • ... that ballerina Tina LeBlanc received critical acclaim soon after she joined the Joffrey Ballet, and later performed with San Francisco Ballet as principal dancer for 17 years? Source: "It is hard to imagine what in LeBlanc's 27 years of professional dancing - 17 with San Francisco Ballet - she could have to regret... Soon a rising star in the main Joffrey company, LeBlanc became a darling of New York critics in ballets that showed her lightness and attack." ([49])

Converted from a redirect by Corachow (talk). Self-nominated at 18:38, 31 March 2021 (UTC).

Sabina Matos

  • ... that Sabina Matos, the next Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island, did not speak English when she immigrated to the United States at age 20? [50]
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)
  • Reviewed: IOU Template:Did you know nominations/KATI (Wyoming)
  • Comment: New from a redirect that I created on March 25. She's a nominee for Lt Gov, no timeline on the confirmation hearings, so the wording on that depends on the timing of this being posted.

Created by Muboshgu (talk). Self-nominated at 15:55, 31 March 2021 (UTC).

  • Ritchie333, that's a reverse copy. I wrote Matos' article from scratch using the sources, and that site has it copied over. QPQ is provided. – Muboshgu (talk) 16:12, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

Aaron Nola

Nola pitching for the Phillies in 2020

Improved to Good Article status by Kncny11 (talk). Self-nominated at 13:56, 31 March 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 1Edit

Tajuddin Ahmad

Improved to Good Article status by Farhan nasim (talk). Self-nominated at 15:25, 2 April 2021 (UTC).

George Johnstone (British Army officer)

  • ... that although they were positioned just a few miles away the soldiers of George Johnstone's brigade were unaware of the Battle of Waterloo taking place? "the 6th brigade ... halted, piled arms in the drizzling rain, lit their fires on the sodden ground, and waited through that memorable day and night, unconscious of what was passing a few miles off on the field of Waterloo. Nothing was heard of known of the battle ..."
  • Comment: The brigade was positioned about a mile south south west of Halle, Belgium, by Google Maps within 7 miles of the western edge of the battlefield.

Created by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 07:12, 2 April 2021 (UTC).

QPQ at Template:Did you know nominations/Thelma Farr Baxter

Kirkcudbright Tolbooth

  • ... that in 1805, Jean Maxwell was sentenced to be imprisoned for a year at Kirkcudbright Tolbooth for pretending to be a witch? Source: [51] Quote: Jean Maxwell, tried in Kirkcudbright in 1805 for 'pretending to exercise witchcraft, sorcery, inchantment, conjuration, &c.'. She was found guilty and sentenced to one year's imprisonment in Kirkcudbright Tolbooth."
    • ALT1:... that in 1805, Jean Maxwell was sentenced to be imprisoned for a year at Kirkcudbright Tolbooth for pretending to be a witch? Identical, without the italics for 'pretending' if they are deemed not to be MOS-friendly

Created by Girth Summit (talk). Self-nominated at 11:13, 1 April 2021 (UTC).

  • Comment (not a full review). I suspect that this hook may be somewhat misleading, as it uses a word "pretending" whose meaning has shifted. In current usage it often means something like "play-acting": a child in a toy kitchen is pretending to cook. There is no intent to deceive in this action. The source for the hook states that the penalties were for the "pretence" of witchcraft, a word that has not shifted as much: it means claiming to be a witch, an act defined as automatically fraudulent because of the nonexistence of witchcraft. If the intent of the hook is to trick readers into clicking on the article to find out what pretending really means, then that would be ok, but then the article should include a better explanation of this distinction (although maybe that would be too far off-topic for an article about a building). —David Eppstein (talk) 19:31, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
  • This is perhaps fair comment David Eppstein. I'll see whether I can get a source that will allow me to add a sentence or two to the article discussing what is meant by 'pretence' in this context. Would you like me to ping you when I've addressed this, or to leave it for another reviewer? GirthSummit (blether) 09:25, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
  • David Eppstein Apologies for the double ping - I've expanded on the text in the article somewhat, are you happier that this hook would work now in the manner of your second possible meaning - getting readers to come and find out how someone could be prosecuted for pretending? GirthSummit (blether) 12:32, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Thanks David Eppstein. Could I twist your arm into doing a full review? I'm planning to nom for GA once the DYK is through, so any thoughts you might have at this stage would be gratefully received. GirthSummit (blether) 18:18, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 2Edit

Orgill (company)

Created by Jordanhughes13 (talk). Nominated by Dominic (talk) at 23:52, 4 April 2021 (UTC).


  • ... that the Nakba has been described as an ongoing catastrophe? Source: See quotations in footnotes 4-7 of the current version[52] of the article.
  • Reviewed: to come

Created by Onceinawhile (talk). Self-nominated at 23:17, 4 April 2021 (UTC).

  • Absolutely not. A blatant POV fork that just barely escaped speedy deletion with the closer recommending a redirect or merge with the article it was forked from. Kenosha Forever (talk) 23:27, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Strange, this doesn't seem like an AfD discussion...Selfstudier (talk) 23:37, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

Gabriela Canavilhas

Gabriela Canavilhas in 2010

Created by Roundtheworld (talk). Nominated by Victuallers (talk) at 22:28, 4 April 2021 (UTC).

Stratford General Strike of 1933

  • ... that during the Stratford General Strike of 1933 the Canadian military was brought in, with machine guns, to which the strikers responded with a rally and a parade? Source: [53], [54]
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)
  • Reviewed: I'm on it.

Created by Uncle G (talk) and Drmies (talk). Nominated by Drmies (talk) at 18:00, 2 April 2021 (UTC).

Music of Sudan

  • ... that in traditional music of Sudan, women can exert their influence for conflict resolution or countering hate speech by singing songs of praise or ridicule? Source: The social impact of these Hakamat can be so strong, that they have been invited by peacebuilding initiatives in Darfur in order to exert their influence for conflict resolution ...[1]
    • ALT1:... that during the recent Sudanese Revolution, young urban musicians have been using the subversive power of the music of Sudan to call for freedom of expression and democratic unity? Source: young urban musicians have been using the subversive power and popularity of their music to call for freedom of expression and democratic unity of the country.[2]

Improved to Good Article status by Munfarid1 (talk). Self-nominated at 18:27, 3 April 2021 (UTC).

  • Munfarid1, I will be happy to check this one--thank you for bringing this subject to the forefront. I'll get back to it later today. Drmies (talk) 13:58, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Munfarid1, you have seen that I made some edits. There's a few citation-needed tags I need you to clean up; I'm sure you saw my edit summaries. I like the first hook best, though I think you should tweak it and stick the word "Hakamat" in there: "in hakamat, a genre of the traditional Music of Sudan...", something like that. Thanks, Drmies (talk) 20:53, 4 April 2021 (UTC)


  1. ^ Leigh, Amy (2021-02-25). "Darfur's Women 'Hamakat' elders revise songs for peace". Rights for Peace. Retrieved 2021-04-03.
  2. ^ Diab, Ola (2018-12-30). "New 'Sudan Uprising' tracks you should listen to". 500 Words Magazine. Retrieved 2021-04-03.

1998 Football League Second Division play-off Final

5x expanded by The Rambling Man (talk). Self-nominated at 15:10, 3 April 2021 (UTC).

Rocky Mount Instruments

  • ... that an RMI sounded best with a Hi-Scream Cone? Source: "While the Electra-piano would work with any guitar amplifier, RMI brochures suggested using it with a 100-watt RMI 140-series amp .... RMI also sold an accessory .... that could be placed on top of the amp to blast out high frequencies. RMI nicknamed the device the "Hi-Scream Cone". (Lenhoff, Alan; Robertson, David (2019). Classic Keys: Keyboard sounds that launched rock music. University of North Texas Press. ISBN 978-1-57441-776-0 p. 298)

Improved to Good Article status by Ritchie333 (talk). Self-nominated at 12:10, 3 April 2021 (UTC).

Isaac Hope

  • ... that although he was born in the United Kingdom, Isaac Hope was elected to represent Tobago on the Legislative Council of Trinidad and Tobago? Source: "An advocate for Tobago in early electoral politics of Trinidad and Tobago, Hope was born in 1865 in the United Kingdom and migrated to Tobago at a very young age...When Biggart died in 1932, Hope then ran unopposed in a by-election as an Independent to replace him." (Pemberton, Rita; McCollin, Debbie; Matthews, Gelien; Toussaint, Michael (2018). Historical dictionary of Trinidad and Tobago. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 176–177. ISBN 978-1-5381-1145-1)

Created by Guettarda (talk). Self-nominated at 13:36, 2 April 2021 (UTC).

Shirley Congdon

  • ... that Shirley Congdon, vice chancellor of the University of Bradford, was the first in her family to attend university? Source: "The mother-of four entered the world of academia as a lecturer practitioner after being the first in her family to go to university." [55]

Created by DanCherek (talk). Self-nominated at 15:18, 2 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 3Edit

Negative pricing

  • ... that prices can be negative? Source: "Negative commodity prices are nothing new" [56]
    • ALT1:... that in 1956 the price of onions went negative? Source: "In the 1950s, the US regulators closed the onion futures market on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as the price of the root vegetable fell into negative territory." [57] "One of the most famous examples of worthless commodities comes from 1956, when traders hoarded onions and then flooded the market with supply, driving prices for a 50-pound bag full of onions down to 10 cents, less than the empty bag was worth."[58]
    • ALT2:... that German power prices went negative more than 100 times in 2017? Source: "Prices for electricity in Germany have dipped below zero — meaning customers are being paid to consume power — more than 100 times this year alone, according to EPEX Spot." [59]

5x expanded by Mx. Granger (talk) and Upjav (talk). Nominated by Mx. Granger (talk) at 19:51, 4 April 2021 (UTC).

Lenox Health Greenwich Village

The building in 2006
  • Reviewed: pending

Created by Antony-22 (talk). Self-nominated at 00:57, 4 April 2021 (UTC).

Werrington, Staffordshire

The windmill at Werrington
  • Reviewed: Claude Callegari
  • Comment: Perhaps the telecommunications tower has ruined the view of the windmill in this picture

5x expanded by EchetusXe (talk). Self-nominated at 23:28, 3 April 2021 (UTC).

The windmill at Werrington
  • Not a review but perhaps this is a better photo to illustrate the mill? - Dumelow (talk) 10:02, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

Kameron Michaels

Kameron Michaels in 2019
  • ... that Kameron Michaels (pictured) has been described as a lip sync assassin? Source: "Kameron Michaels Talks Supporting The Younger Generation and Being Season Ten’s Undisputed Lip Sync Assassin" ([61]) That's just one example; the same language also appears elswehere. [62][63][64]
    • ALT1:... that Kameron Michaels (pictured) was once known as Arianna St. Claire? Source: "According to an interview with a blog called Foul Mouth of the South, the 31-year-old from Nashville was asked about the origins of her name and said that Kameron Michaels was a drastic switch from her previous drag name: Arianna St. Claire." ([65])

Improved to Good Article status by Armadillopteryx (talk). Self-nominated at 22:19, 3 April 2021 (UTC).

The Vintner's Luck

  • ... that the inspiration for the novel The Vintner's Luck (1998) came to author Elizabeth Knox in a fever dream caused by pneumonia? Source: "... fame came to Knox after six novels, when she fell ill with pneumonia and had a fevered dream about an angel. She woke and wrote the first 100 pages of The Vintner's Luck, sensing it was something special." (Courier-Mail article)
  • Reviewed: This is my third DYK nomination, so no QPQ is required.
  • Comment: The proposed hook is covered in a few other sources (cited in the article), but the one cited above is online and easiest to access.

Converted from a redirect by Chocmilk03 (talk) and Mortee (talk). Nominated by Chocmilk03 (talk) at 13:16, 3 April 2021 (UTC).

Plunton Castle

  • ... that Plunton Castle, though well defended by gun loops, a ditch and a 9-foot wall, had a very rare security flaw in the arrangement of its ground floor rooms? Source: Hume, 2000, cited in the article: "...unusual feature is that the two vaulted cellars do not interconnect... ...a situation exceedingly rare in a tower of this type. A high courtyard wall did exist to compensate for this breach of security." Several of the other sources used in the article mention that the arrangement is unusual and weak defensively; details about the other security features like the gun-loops, ditch and the height of the wall come from the Gifford and Maxwell-Irving sources.
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)
  • Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/Coffee sniffers

Created by Girth Summit (talk). Self-nominated at 11:27, 3 April 2021 (UTC).

Virgil Conn

Virgil Conn, Oregon state legislator

Source: The Oregon Legislators and Staff Guide for the 1897 legislative session lists Conn as a member of the Oregon House of Representatives and says: "On assembling for permanent organization there was found not to be a quorum present. It then developed that the House was divided into two factions neither of which would answer roll call when the other was present. Neither faction had sufficient members to form a quorum. … After remaining at the capitol forty-five days, … the members of both factions disbanded and returned to their respective homes."

Created by Orygun (talk). Self-nominated at 05:20, 3 April 2021 (UTC).

Resident Human

  • ... that the songs "Ascend" and "Movement" from Resident Human album by the Finnish progressive metal group Wheel were inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States? Source:[1]
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created/expanded by Filmomusico (talk). Self-nominated at 01:17, 3 April 2021 (UTC).

  • General eligibility:

Policy compliance:

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited:  Y
  • Interesting:  N - Needs a bit more substance, perhaps by adding the band's genre and national origin.
  • Other problems:  N - Not formatted correctly, as it needs to include a link to the article.
QPQ: Done.

Overall:   The article and hook need more work. QPQ not needed for new editor. SounderBruce 22:43, 3 April 2021 (UTC)

Updated the hook. Looks interesting? Removed some dubious sources. What else should be addressed?--Filmomusico (talk) 23:49, 3 April 2021 (UTC)


Charles Scribner's Sons Building, Scribner Building

5x expanded by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 00:23, 3 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 4Edit

2021 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship Game

5x expanded by PCN02WPS (talk) and GoWarriors151718 (talk). Nominated by PCN02WPS (talk) at 00:32, 5 April 2021 (UTC).

2014 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship Game

Created by PCN02WPS (talk). Self-nominated at 21:54, 4 April 2021 (UTC).

Truus Smulders-Beliën

Truus Smulders-Beliën
  • ... that Truus Smulders-Beliën (pictured), the first female mayor in the Netherlands, succeeded her husband as mayor after he was executed by Nazi soldiers? Sources: first female mayor [66] (in Dutch); Jan Smulders executed by Nazis in 1945 [67] (in Dutch)

Created by DanCherek (talk). Self-nominated at 21:21, 4 April 2021 (UTC).

Elwyn Meader

  • ... that the cucumber seeds botanist Elwyn Meader brought back from Korea in 1948 became the basis for all modern cucumber hybrids grown worldwide? Source: "The seed Meader sent home to New England shortly after the Japanese were ousted from Korea by World War II has become the basis for all hybrid cucumber seed production." (Yankee Ingenuity Aids the Cucumber - The New York Times)
  • Reviewed: Dorothy Renton
  • Comment: Article was moved to mainspace in this edit. Also, the source article for the hook has a typo and says "1998" rather than "1948", likely from when it was digitized. The former year is clearly wrong, since the article itself was published in 1979.

Created by Thriley (talk) and Silver seren (talk). Nominated by Silver seren (talk) at 20:09, 4 April 2021 (UTC).

Other Dances

  • ... that Jerome Robbins' ballet Other Dances was originally made as a pièce d'occasion for a benefit gala, but it was soon acquired by the American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet after receiving critical acclaim? Source: "It takes all ways to make a ballet. The origins of Jerome Robbins's “Other Dances” are almost unexpected. It was created as a piece d'occasion for James Lipton's gala evening for the benefit of the New York Public Library on May 19 of this year. But the piece has outlived, triumphantly, the occasion... It was so Suecessful at its first gala performance that it was almost naturally absorbed into the repertory of American Ballet Theater, the first new, or comparatively new, Robbins ballet the company had received since “Les Noces” in 1965. Now, as Mr. Robbins is one of the leaders of Ballet Theater's archrival, New York City Ballet, this was very generous." ([68])
  • Reviewed: TBD

5x expanded by Corachow (talk). Self-nominated at 13:49, 4 April 2021 (UTC).

Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television

5x expanded by SL93 (talk). Self-nominated at 05:16, 4 April 2021 (UTC).

  • DYK check states that the article hasn't been 5x expanded because of a blatant copyright violation that was added in 2007 and removed shortly after. SL93 (talk) 05:18, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

Deborah Schembri

  • ... that the Catholic Church barred Deborah Schembri from practicing law in ecclesiastical court because she led a campaign to legalize divorce in Malta? Source: "Her outspoken position on divorce has cost Schembri dearly. Recently, the church authorities barred her from practising in ecclesiastical tribunals, which rules over marriage annulments." [69]

Created by DanCherek (talk). Self-nominated at 02:42, 4 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 5Edit

Sarah Zettel

  • ... that professor and media scholar Henry Jenkins wrote that the novel Fool's War by Sarah Zettel "makes an important contribution to the growing body of feminist literature about artificial intelligence"?

5x expanded by SL93 (talk). Self-nominated at 03:34, 5 April 2021 (UTC).

Tonoshō, Kagawa

Historic town center of Tonoshō
  • ...that the historic town center of Tonoshō (pictured) was laid out to foil potential invasions?
    • ALT1:... that the maze-like town center of Tonoshō (pictured) was purposefully designed to foil potential invasions in the 15th century?
  • Comment: Whatever sounds most interesting; apparently there are only a few towns like this in Japan so thought I'd nominate. Picture is not necessary. First time nominating something like this.

5x expanded by Fredlesaltique (talk). Self-nominated at 02:44, 5 April 2021 (UTC).

  •   @Fredlesaltique: sorry for the double ping, I deleted my earlier comment here to avoid confusion as I thought this was a new article. Because it is not new and not recently promoted to GA status, DYK requires 5x expansion of the readable prose size (as measured with a tool like WP:Prosesize or DYKcheck). Prior to your expansion, the article was at 535 characters, so a 5x expansion would be at least 2675 characters. It's currently at 1069 characters, so would need more expansion to be eligible. Feel free to do this within the next week or so if you'd like, and then this can be reviewed. DanCherek (talk) 04:00, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
DanCherek I think expanding it by that much would just encourage a lot of overly-detailed prose or fluff writing at this point, so probably better not to. (I was trying to just keep it a readable overview with more detailed sources). I appreciate the response though, and no worries about the double ping! Cheers, Fredlesaltique (talk) 04:33, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
  Sounds good, thanks for the nice article and hope to see you at DYK again soon. Happy editing! DanCherek (talk) 04:40, 5 April 2021 (UTC)

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