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Older nominations

Articles created/expanded on December 23

1966 anti-cow slaughter agitation

5x expanded by Winged Blades of Godric (talk). Self-nominated at 14:22, 26 December 2019 (UTC).

  • Please vet this, after a GOCE copy-edit. WBGconverse 14:29, 26 December 2019 (UTC)
This is not a review but that lead is way too long. per WP:LEAD, it should be a summary of the article, not a point by point description of the event. The maximum number of paragraphs is generally four. Another useful link to read: Wikipedia:How to create and manage a good lead section. Cowlibob (talk) 19:30, 26 December 2019 (UTC)
Cowlibob, trimmed. WBGconverse
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg What this needs is a full review by a reviewer, not a response from the nominator. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 20:29, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
Winged Blades of Godric This is not a full review but rather a quick check, but the "clarification needed" tags haven't been addressed. In addition, the hook says that the riots were the most violent since "independence", but the article seems to instead specifically say that they were the most violent since the partition riots. Maybe the hook could be clarified to reflect that instead? As I am generally uncomfortable reviewing articles about ethnic conflicts, I'm afraid that I may not be able to give a full review, but I'm willing to give suggestions if necessary. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 12:05, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
  • @Winged Blades of Godric: This is now the oldest remaining unreviewed active DYK nomination, and the third-oldest active nomination overall. There have been no comments from you here since January. If you still wish to continue this nomination, please respond and address the issues raised as soon as possible. If there is no forthcoming response within the next week, the nomination may be marked for closure. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 06:33, 23 March 2020 (UTC)

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Red XN - Non-neutral use of the word, "mob."
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg Positive points: On 19 December the article had 6,518 bytes, on 26 December (nom date) it had 33,708 bytes. It was therefore expanded 5x in good time. The copyvio detector is timing out at the moment, so I have given the benefit of the doubt. The source for the hook has a paywall, so I have taken that in good faith. The nominator appears to have two DYKs, so I understand that there is no need for a QPQ here. Negative points: (1) I agree with above comments that the leader needs to be rewritten and shortened. (2) A number of citations require corrections (newspaper article titles missing). (3) The article needs to be checked for neutrality, e.g. the use of the words "mob" and "saints" in the leader, and the words "tremendous," and "brazen," in the main text. (4) There are questions/tags about verification and neutrality in the Cow slaughter and religion section. Conclusion Overall, I fear that the article in its present form may appear to show disrespect to those who revere cattle. The hook might well be good clickbait, but the use of the word "mob" may be likely to offend a large section of the people of the Hindu faith. With all these problems, and the fact that the nominator has not responded to the above comments, in my opinion this nom should be closed as suggested above. Storye book (talk) 18:47, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

Several sources have a weird title "ACTUAL ARTICLE TITLE BELONGS HERE". This should be fixed and updated with... the actual article title. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 01:39, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

@Headbomb: I have already said that in the above review. I have now put it in bold so you can see it, but it's not the most important thing in the review. Storye book (talk) 10:16, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg The previous review ticked everything except neutrality so I'm taking that on good faith. There has been no attempt by the nom to address any of the neutrality issues raised, or indeed to edit the article in any way. The "clarification needed" tags have not been addressed and, in addition, the article has since acquired a "failed verification" tag and a pov tag (in sections unrelated to the previous issues). In short, the article has gone backwards while under review. I'm ignoring the comment about missing fields in references. That is not necessary for a DYK – it is only necessary that the source is identifiable, and hence verifiable. SpinningSpark 13:26, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 31

Cartography of Palestine (region)

Map by Pietro Vesconte, 1321.
Map by Pietro Vesconte, 1321.
  • ... that the first map of a definite country, other than copies of Roman geographer Ptolemy, was a Facsimile-atlas to the Early History of Cartography: With Reproductions of the Most Important Maps Printed in the XV and XVI Centuries. Kraus. pp. 51, 64.: "...the first non-Ptolemaic map of a definite country"

Created by Onceinawhile (talk). Self-nominated at 01:34, 2 January 2020 (UTC).

Policy compliance:

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg Most of the comments especially some lengthy ones in each boxes have no sources. You need to add sources for each comment even something as simple as "Copy from 1298" either inline or as a separate notes column. See 1892 Legislative Session of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Also your bibliography from Moscrop 2000 down to Fischer 1940 are not used and are exhibiting the "Harv warning". The bibliography needs to be better organized in alphabetical order by authors. Also the caption of the first paragraph contains a lot of uncited information as well. KAVEBEAR (talk) 21:28, 4 January 2020 (UTC)

This fact, cited or not, seems rather unlikely. I mean, what about Strabo's Geographica? It maps a whole series of countries. And the Ancient Egyptians did sophisticated cadastral surveys, and we have a geological map they made in ~1150 BC; I can't imagine that no map of Egypt was ever made. I mean, there was a well-established tourist industry in Herodotus's day, and tourists who had come to see Egypt would presumably have liked to see where they had been. I haven't even started on the quite sophisticated maps often produced by non-literate cultures, which are also underrepresented by history of cartography. Even if, by defining terms really carefully, and ignoring all maps not still preserved, and being a bit Eurocentric, you were able to somehow argue this one, it's an uninformative sort of fact that needs such hard-to-imagine qualifications. The linked article also dramatically contradicts the hook, and its lede contradicts most of its content. HLHJ (talk) 04:12, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
@HLHJ: thanks for this. I could resolve your first set of points by adding the word “known” or “surviving”, but I am quite taken by your second set of points. How about this version which may generate more clicks:
It’s worded ambiguously to keep it impactful, but the point is to refer to Ptolemy’s map. It could also be plural (maps) and refer more broadly to the first ten or so maps, given that, despite a few of the maps not using the word Palestine, all the earliest maps were created during the time of Syria Palestina, Palestina Prima and Jund Filastin (see also Timeline of the name "Palestine"). Onceinawhile (talk) 03:52, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Hi, Onceinawhile. Referring to the Ptolemaian map, or the first few maps, makes sense. I'm OK with hooks that have double meanings, and the hook would certainly hook attention. In the singular "map", ALT1 is not quite cited (something that explicitly said that X was the earliest known map, or the earliest known one of which we have copies), and in the plural, it isn't cited (and the Jerome map does not seem to say "Palestine").
On citability, I think Strabo did map that area earlier, and it seems unlikely that the Romans left no record of any map of the Roman province of Judea. You might make a "first" hook work here, but it's going to be difficult; and"some of the earliest known" or "some early" has less kick. If, once you've got all the information in this article cited, you aren't sure you can support this hook adequately, then I'll be happy read through it and discuss alternate hooks again.
Separately, I think that in order to use ALT1, the article would need a brief discussion of the history of various names for this region (possibly linked to the Timeline of the name "Palestine" you linked, and Timeline of the name "Judea", and perhaps Names of the Levant -- can't see one for "Isreal"), so that people would go away informed, and not determined to complain to someone (incidentally, should the article title use "Levant", given that the scope seems to be the geographic area, not the nomenclature? Do we have a policy on this?).
I don't think it would make sense to use the 1321 map in an accompanying illustration if the hook does not mention it (the mapmaker of the 1321 map also titles it "Terra Sancta", the Holy Land, and in his Latin caption, refers to both "Cesarea Palestine" and the sons of Isreal; he was working in Venice, so this isn't surprising). Of course, this illustration isn't necessary for your proposed ALT1 hook; you could change the picture, or figure the hook is hooky enough already and leave it out. HLHJ (talk) 05:13, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Hi @Maps of the Holy Land: Images of Terra Sancta Through Two Millennia. Abbeville Press. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-89659-658-0. Cartography as we know it today begins with this spectacular map of the world at the time of Claudius Ptolemy. It sets the stage for the history of mapping the Holy Land... his work was to become the model for scientific cartography during the great revivals of mapmaking: the tenth-century Golden Age of Islam and the European Renaissance. The rediscovery of Ptolemy in the fifteenth century was particularly important for maps of the Holy Land; it ended the almost complete domination of mapmaking by Church dogma throughout the Middle Ages... Around AD 150 he produced his Geographia, the earliest known atlas of the world.
Your challenge re Strabo could be expanded to include many of the names in the list of Graeco-Roman geographers pre-Ptolemy, many if whom described the Palestine region in their writings. I would like to add a sentence on this in the article if I can find a source confirming that none of them made maps (or at least no maps that are known to us).
Onceinawhile (talk) 08:57, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
Not in the least denying that Ptolemy was important. Eratosthenes might be a better counterexample than Strabo, he is known to have made maps (including all the world he knew) rather than just inspiring them, and he lived practically next door. Face-smile.svg HLHJ (talk) 04:21, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
Hi @HLHJ: Ptolemy’s primary source, Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece. Psychology Press. p. 145. ISBN 978-0-415-97334-2. As geographical knowledge improved, various writers recorded what they believed to be the spatial relationships of territories and peoples to each other, and it is from this information that many modern historical atlases present items such as the world according to Hecataeus or Herodotus or Eratosthenes: actual ancient versions of these maps do not survive (indeed, modern versions seem to originate in the 1883 volumes of Bunbury), although there do exist Byzantine versions of Ptolemy’s maps. Onceinawhile (talk) 23:33, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
Hi @HLHJ: are you ok with me proceeding on this basis? Onceinawhile (talk) 10:35, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
I'm not really OK with "earliest" or "earliest known". "Earliest surviving" might work if you can source it. "Cartography as we know it today begins with this spectacular map of the world at the time of Claudius Ptolemy. It sets the stage for the history of mapping the Holy Land" is not quite that; the phrasing is peacocky rather than factual, and does not make a falsifiable assertion. The article is still short on sourcing, and needs more context (I sometimes find the originals-and-copies history a bit hard to follow). On scope; the Palestine (region) wl article says "The boundaries of the region have changed throughout history", which is a bit lacking as operational definitions go. The scope does not seem to be limited to maps saying "Palestine" or a translation. The article seems to mention whenever a map says "Palestine" or a translation, but it is not mention when other terms are used; I'm not sure what this says about the scope. Clarification on terms would also be good: Palestine? Levant? Israel? Holy Land? What do these terms mean? Do they differ? Why was "Palestine" chosen for the article title? Obviously a full discussion would be out of place,Face-smile.svg but the article should chose an appropriate scope and define it. Some text on the cultural background of some of the mapping would also be good, and on the practical developments (why weren't the Napoleonic cartographers able to survey some areas, for instance? How did the Crusaders use maps? The Ottomans? How were maps used in religious scholarship?). Currently the article is a single-sentence defining the article topic, a list of maps (with some interesting details for some of them), and a short list of lists of maps.
Marinus is impressive, thanks for the link! HLHJ (talk) 02:58, 6 February 2020 (UTC)
Hi @HLHJ: I have a few clarifications on the above while I work through it. I have added an explanation of the scope in the last two sentences in the lede, following the scope used at Cartography of Jerusalem, and have also added a column pointing out the regional names used in the maps. The article name is simply following the usage in the vast majority of maps (and written sources) during the period when these maps were made (c.150AD until c.1880AD). Does that answer your questions?
I agree with many of your other points, and intend to add them over time (I would like to get this to WP:FL). In respect of the WP:DYK nomination, please could you let me know which remaining changes you consider crucial for it to be eligible? Onceinawhile (talk) 00:21, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
Apologies for the slow response, Onceinawhile, I didn't see that you'd posted here after posting below. I really did not intend to drift into reviewing this, but... KAVEBEAR mentioned sourcing; there is still unsourced content in the tables.
Neutrality is a very difficult one in an area where the name of the area is so politically contentious; here we also have to deal with historical usages ("the Levant" seems about the only modern politically-neutral name for this area, and it can historically encompass a much broader area). Logomachy is easy to laugh at, but that's human conflict. The scope is currently defined as "The cartography of the region of Palestine, also known as cartography of the Holy Land and cartography of the Land of Israel, is the creation, editing, processing and printing of maps of the region of Palestine from ancient times until the rise of modern surveying techniques" The repetition of "Palestine", sounds a bit odd, and could just as well link to, say, Holy Land (which article states "Traditionally, it [the term "Holy Land"] is synonymous both with the biblical Land of Israel and with the region of Palestine"), or Land of Israel, or Canaan, or Levant, or...
While most of the maps use variants on the term "Palestine", if anything, as a "Region name given" column interestingly but perhaps slightly pointedly points out, this is the only reason for preferring one term to another, and I'm honestly not sure if it's sufficient or not. Are there any Wikipedia precedents on this issue? I'd suggest something like "the region known variously as..." followed by a link in which all are wikilinked. There may be a more elegant neutral solution here; I have no experience dealing with this conflict point and welcome suggestions. "Modern" is defined by implication, as the latest map is 1880. After 1400 only notable maps are shown; some are wikilinked, but none are redlinked, for some reason). It also says "The article lists maps that progressed the cartography of region before the rise of modern surveying techniques, showing how mapmaking and surveying improved and helped outsiders to better understand the geography of the area. Imaginary maps and copies of existing maps are excluded.", which seems reasonable.
It seems that the article is in some ways more of a "List of pre-20th-century maps of the Levant" than "Cartography of Palestine", which I would expect to concentrate on the history of motivations and methods of mapping, surveying expeditions, and so on. The main part of the article is a quite interesting illustrated list, and I'd tend to think of it as a list article. The text is now long enough, if a bit wordy Face-smile.svg. I'm not sure that qualified-first is a promising direction for a hook; could you make some more hook suggestions? "For several centuries during the Middle Ages it [the Holy Land, according to the source] was the most prominent subject in all of cartography" needs globalizing, but material from that quote might be a good topic. HLHJ (talk) 04:04, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
Hi @HLHJ:, thanks very much for taking the time to look at this again. I will try to address your comments one-by-one:
  • Sourcing in tables - I will go through and add one source per row
  • A neutral name - this question has been discussed ever since Wikipedia came into being, albeit the last few years have seen stability. With respect to other terms, it states at Palestine (region): “The region comprises most of the territory claimed for the biblical regions known as the Land of Israel, the Holy Land or Promised Land, and represents the southern portion of wider regional designations such as Canaan, Syria, ash-Sham, and the Levant”. The Israeli government has historically worked to discredit the term Palestine, and where the term “Israel” is impossible to apply they encourage the replacement of Palestine with “Holy Land” (the source you referred to above is a description of a collection which had been donated to the National Library of Israel). For most of the history of scholarly works on the subject of this article, Palestine was the only word used in the context of documenting the pre-modern maps of the region (see Tobler, Röhricht and Fischer, mentioned in the last paragraph of the lead). In terms of consistency within Wikipedia, it is not perfect, as we still have some duplication (see e.g. History of Palestine and History of Israel which cover the same topic), but we have broad consensus with articles which are related only to pre-1948 (when Israel came into being) such as Demographic history of Palestine (region) and Travelogues of Palestine. We don’t use other terms, except for pre-history articles, as they are equally “non-neutral”. So if we want to follow precedent within Wikipedia, we have a binary choice between Israel and Palestine in the title.
  • List - yes it is intended to be a list article (as is Cartography of Jerusalem), and over time it is intended that the Comments column fully incorporates the “history of motivations and methods of mapping” (again as does the Jerusalem article). The Cartography topics in wikipedia are not particularly consistent so far, but I am trying to inspire improvement.
  • Hook - I agree perhaps easier to go for a slightly less challenging hook. How about something like “the first list of maps of Palestine was published more than 150 years ago”?
Onceinawhile (talk) 23:28, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
If that's the consensus choice, then "Palestine" seems reasonable. I now see Wikipedia:Stand-alone lists doesn't actually say you need "List" in the heading, and we don't have a prose article on the cartography of the region, and could split it off if we develop one. I've re-categorized the article class on the talk page as "list" accordingly. It does seem a bit silly to require a cite for the existence, author, and date of creation of a map we have an entire article about; this is all readily verifiable without an in-article citation. Unless someone objects, I think rows like "Van de Velde map" could be excused a lack of citations. Many rows also have decent cites through the image pages, but unfortunately I don't think we can expect that all readers will know that. Statements like "the first printed atlas in the Ottoman Empire" are the ones that really need cites. Your hook idea sounds good, Onceinawhile. HLHJ (talk) 02:43, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg For some reason, the original review failed to note that the article does not meet the minimum of 1500 prose characters required for such an article. Note that text in tables and lists do not count toward the prose total; this article has had 724 prose characters since its initial review on January 4, under half the minimum requirement of 1500 prose characters, and still has that number two months later. Onceinawhile, this is a show-stopper, even beyond the issues raised by HLHJ (for which I'm sorry you weren't pinged), which themselves seem to be significant. Unless you think you can address both of these issues (though perhaps they could be done together), it might be best to withdraw the nomination. Thanks, and sorry for the bad news. BlueMoonset (talk) 02:00, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
    • Apologies for not pinging. I did not notice that either. Thanks to BlueMoonset for pointing that out. HLHJ (talk) 03:15, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
Thanks both. I will try to fix this soon. The "sister article" Cartography of Jerusalem is on the front page today. Onceinawhile (talk) 10:27, 6 March 2020 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: I have now expanded the article to well over the required prose limit. Thank you for the prompt. I have also incorporated the sources which @HLHJ: and I discussed above, such that the proposed hook is now cited. Onceinawhile (talk) 09:15, 13 March 2020 (UTC)
I will now work on the rest of the points raised by HLHJ. Onceinawhile (talk) 09:33, 13 March 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 5

2020 Venezuelan National Assembly Delegated Committee election

Created by Kingsif (talk) and Jamez42 (talk). Nominated by Kingsif (talk) at 18:40, 5 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Comment Although I'm sympathetic of nominating the article to a DYK, but I have to contest the statement. This is not the first time that security forces claim that there are explosive devices near the National Assembly (14 May 2019, 16 May 2019), and this usually has happened on days that are politically sensitive or important. More often than not is the National Guard blocking the access or exit to lawmakers and/or journalists, making parliamentary sessions harder or impossible to start, which is exactly what happened yesterday. At best, this is according to government forces.
There are plenty of interesting things that happened on the election day, so I'm sure that there are many alternate hooks that can be included. --Jamez42 (talk) 17:41, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
@Jamez42: Do you have any suggestions, but yes, we could use Guaidó climbing over a fence or something. Always interesting to see that. Kingsif (talk) 18:09, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
@Kingsif: Maybe the fact that the vote could not take place at the Legislative Palace, I think this is the first time that it ever happens, at least since the Congress has been unicameral. --Jamez42 (talk) 18:25, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
ALT1: ... that Venezuelan National Assembly president Juan Guaidó was blocked from entering the Assembly and tried to climb over a fence in order to vote in the 2020 committee elections?
ALT2: ... that the 2020 Venezuelan National Assembly Delegated Committee election could not take place at the Palacio Federal Legislativo, and another vote was held at a newspaper's headquarters?
Added some alts, any opinions? Kingsif (talk) 18:40, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
@Kingsif: Attaboy, they look good. Green tickY Support --Jamez42 (talk) 18:43, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg Hi, I came by to promote ALT1, but there is close paraphrasing in the article:
  • Source: Parra told reporters 140 lawmakers were present in the session and that his candidacy was approved with 81 votes.
  • Article: Parra told reporters 140 lawmakers were present in the session and that his candidacy was approved with 81 votes.
  • Source: Pedro Carreno, told AFP that the vote took place with 150 deputies present and that Parra received the simple majority of 84 needed to win.
  • Article: Pedro Carreño told AFP that the vote took place with 150 deputies present and that Parra received the simple majority of 84 needed to win.
  • Yoninah (talk) 00:31, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Hold on, this article has not even been reviewed. Jamez42, your use of the checkmark icon made the bot think that the review was complete. I'm sending this back to WP:DYKN for a full review, pending the elimination of the close paraphrasing. Yoninah (talk) 00:33, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

Close paraphrasing resolved. Kingsif (talk) 04:08, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Thank you. Ready for full review. Yoninah (talk) 13:27, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

Policy compliance:

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg By the way, I noticed there was never a proper DYK review (all comments were by the nominators), and this is the first time this is being formally reviewed. epicgenius (talk) 04:09, 24 February 2020 (UTC)

  • @Epicgenius: I've fixed everything but close paraphrasing, because earwig won't seem to load (again). Kingsif (talk) 01:32, 10 March 2020 (UTC)
  • I was asked to look at paraphrasing issues here - just confirming that issues remain. Compare for example "the squad has been accused by the United Nations of carrying thousands of extrajudicial killings on behalf of Maduro's administration" with "United Nations have accused the FAES of carrying out extrajudicial killings across Venezuela on behalf of Maduro's administration". Nikkimaria (talk) 13:12, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Thanks Nikki, I've edited that example, and earwig copyvio seems to be running, so I'll scrutinize all of those pages. Kingsif (talk) 15:04, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 6

2020 Jawaharlal Nehru University attack

Created by DBigXray (talk). Self-nominated at 18:53, 6 January 2020 (UTC).

  • @DBigXray: This is not a review but that hook is not acceptable as it is not neutral. We can't use an opposition party statement blaming an incident on a government especially with such inflammatory language as the above. Please consider offering another which has a more neutral point of view. Cowlibob (talk) 01:43, 9 January 2020 (UTC)
I have added 3 Alts. 14:47, 9 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Full review needed, including of the ALT hooks. (I have struck the original one per Cowlibob.) BlueMoonset (talk) 01:55, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg The nominator was indefinitely blocked earlier this month and then retired with a renamed username (hence the user and user talk are now redlinks), and when I queried at WT:DYK as to whether this should be continued or closed, the response was that the article needed significant work still, so I'm marking this for closure. BlueMoonset (talk) 03:35, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
BlueMoonset, the user wasn't blocked indefinitely. This review process can still continue and the article sorted out as needed. DTM (talk) 08:24, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
Symbol redirect vote 4.svg new review requested. edit: I will try making whatever changes are needed. DTM (talk) 08:26, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
This is not a full review, but I do have a couple questions. The current introduction mentions the BJP, which is not defined and people not from India would be unfamiliar with it as a political party. The introduction also makes no mention of any possible motives or causes for the attack. Some general comments on the hooks: While Deepika Padukone a known actress in India, she may not be a household name in the rest of the world, the ALT1 and ALT2 hooks offer little insight as to why she might have been involved. ALT3 seems counter-intuitive. Flibirigit (talk) 23:02, 26 March 2020 (UTC)
1. I have linked and expanded BJP in the lead for clarity.
2. Possible motives or causes for the attack in the introduction.  Working
3. Hooks.  Working
DTM (talk) 08:16, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 11

It's Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers

Created by Guerillero (talk). Self-nominated at 06:17, 11 January 2020 (UTC).

  • I'll be delighted to review this for you @Guerillero: and I love the alt hook. Before I do the formal review, can I ask would you be happy for the alt hook to run on April Fools Day? I ask as I think it is very rich ground for it and you're more likely to get it run (I've had experience trying to get these sort of hooks done on other days before and it is a huge uphill struggle). Please let me know your preference. God Save the Queen! (talk) 08:36, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
    @The C of E: Yes! I would be happy to hold this for April Fools. Best of all, it will be decorative gourd season in Australia and New Zealand --Guerillero | Parlez Moi 17:11, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Date, length and hook all OK. QPQ done, no close paraphrasing. Good to go for April Fools Day though @Guerillero: please make sure everything is in order because this will get an extra level of scrutiny because it contains a swear word. God Save the Queen! (talk) 18:55, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
  • A1 could run in the quirky slot any day of the year, and it would make more sense in Northern autumn than AFD. EEng 21:54, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
    @EEng: If we could run this in September or October of 2020, it would be a dream. --Guerillero | Parlez Moi 01:35, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
    Unfortunately there’s a rule about not holding things for more than, um, 6 weeks or something. My advice is to leave it here, pretending you want it for AFD, then when AFD comes beg to hold it until autumn. That’s not very honest of me but it’s the best I can suggest. EEng 02:42, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
    You said it yourself Guerillero, it is gourd season in the Southern Hemisphere so seems perfectly alright to me. God Save the Queen! (talk) 08:23, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
    Too bad we can't call it It's Decorative Gourd Season in the Southern Hemisphere, Motherfuckers. That would be much funnier. EEng 09:00, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
    C'est la vie --Guerillero | Parlez Moi 17:24, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
  • It feels like an april fools hook -- why? Because it has the word "fuck"? We already have one of those in the set. Yoninah (talk) 17:56, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
  • I think this alt would work in the present season, but I'd like to note that the source calls it "an ode to autumn", not "shorthand for autumn". If you can't find another source, this will have to be changed in the article:
  • ALT2: ... that "It's Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers" is shorthand for autumn? Yoninah (talk) 23:55, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
@Yoninah: I would like to run ALT1. Both EEng and The C of E seemed to think it is a fine hook and I think it is the most fun. Your alt sucks the life out of it. If you refuse to run it on AFD, then shelve it for September. But we are in the height of decorative gourd season in the southern hemisphere right now. --Guerillero | Parlez Moi 13:45, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
I'm requesting input from other editors at WT:DYK as to whether ALT1 is even appropriate as a hook. Yoninah (talk) 18:45, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 14

Callaghan MacCarty, 3rd Earl of Clancarty

  • ... that Callaghan MacCarty left his life as a Catholic monk in France and converted to Protestantism to become the third Earl of Clancarty? Cokayne 1913, p. 216, line 7: "He was formerly monk in France, but, on his accession to the title, conformed to the established religion ...", Cokayne 1913, p. 216, line 9: "... he d. 'out of the communion of the Church of England.'"
    • ALT1:... that Callaghan MacCarty converted from Catholicism to Protestantism in order to become Earl of Clancarty, but died a Catholic? Cokayne 1913, p. 216, line 7: "He was formerly monk in France, but, on his accession to the title, conformed to the established religion ...", Cokayne 1913, p. 216, line 9: "... he d. 'out of the communion of the Church of England.'"
    • ALT2:... that Callaghan MacCarty left his life as a Catholic monk in France to become the third Earl of Clancarty? Cokayne 1913, p. 216, line 7: "He was formerly monk in France, but, on his accession to the title, conformed to the established religion ..."
  • Reviewed: As I have less than 5 DYK's, I am opting not to review.

Converted from a redirect by Johannes Schade (talk). Nominated by CaptainEek (talk) at 00:28, 16 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Review in progress. ミラP 17:58, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Although this was converted into a redirect the day before nom, has 3673 b of prose, and there are hooks interesting, the hooks barely fail WP:POSA and, most importantly, article has sourcing gaps and I'm not sure if the timeline is encyclopedic. Can somebody help CaptainEek and Johannes Schade fix them? ミラP 18:04, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
  • ??? You mean from a redirect, surely. What WP:POSA issues do you see? The (hidden) timeline looks fine to me, & isn't really a DYK issue. Sourcing seems ok for DYK. Johnbod (talk) 20:42, 2 February 2020 (UTC)
@Johnbod: Sorry, forgot to respond. Original hook looks fine. But everything in timeline needs sources or you can remove the timeline altogether. ミラP 14:28, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
I'm not doing anything - just drive-by comments. But these don't sound like DYK issues to me. After 6 weeks I think a new reviewer might be a good idea. Johnbod (talk) 14:58, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
@Johnbod: Fine. I'll leave this to another reviewer. ミラP 15:02, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg see above. Johnbod (talk) 15:12, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • I unfortunately do not have time to do a full review right now, but I think the original hook sounds interesting and does provide some astonishment. It's not that common for Catholic monks to convert to another religion right? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 23:44, 3 March 2020 (UTC)
Narutolovehinata5, Right you are, especially not in the 1600s, let alone converting back again at the end of their life. Very unusual. CaptainEek Edits Ho Cap'n! 00:57, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Full review still needed. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 00:31, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
    • Symbol question.svg Miraclepine is currently indefinitely blocked from editing, and as no one else has picked up reviewing this since then, I'll be continuing their review. I am noting their size and creation check. Earwigs is slow so I can't check for close paraphrasing. The wording of the article also sounds a bit strange to me, but I'm not sure if this is just an ENGVAR issue. There are also certain words in the article that don't seem encyclopedic, such as "sadly". In the paragraph which has the sentence By this advancement the title of viscount..., does the footnote at the start reference the whole paragraph? If that were the case, I would suggest moving the footnote to the end. No QPQ needed. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:31, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
      • @Narutolovehinata5:, Thanks for taking a look! I have gone through and given the article a copyedit, hopefully that clears up most issues. I have also put that footnote in the right place. Let me know if there are further issues, I know the wording is a bit odd in places, I think that's because some of it is from some archaic sources which use...stranger versions of English than we now do. CaptainEek Edits Ho Cap'n! 19:30, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
The article looks a lot better now, although I think it could still use one more copyedit since some paragraphs and sentences are a bit hard to read. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 08:38, 22 March 2020 (UTC)
  • You can always submit the article for a copyedit to the Guild of Copy Editors, which is currently holding a copyediting drive through the end of the month, so it could receive an independent copyedit by then. BlueMoonset (talk) 18:28, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 1

Susan Sweney

Susan Sweney
Susan Sweney
  • ... that fascist broadcaster Susan Sweney (pictured) was "many times drowned"?
  • ALT1:... that British fascist in Germany, Susan Sweney, (pictured) was suspected by the Gestapo of spying for the Allies?
  • ALT2:... that Second World War fascist Susan Sweney (pictured) was jailed by both the Germans and the British?
  • ALT3:... that after Susan Sweney (pictured) was shipwrecked during the Second World War, she cursed the crew who rescued her so much that they nicknamed her "the devil's roast"?

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 23:24, 4 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Long enough, new enough, well-cited (though some require a subscription). QPQ provided as well, no copyvio issues. I say ALT2 is the most interesting hook, but I'd word it as "... that World War II fascist Susan Sweney was jailed by both the Germans and the British?" ALT3 is sufficient as well. Only holding back approval due to your comment; is your "tidying" done? Let me know what you think through a ping. Nice4What (talk · contribs) – (Don't forget to share a Thanks ) 14:33, 18 February 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, I still have some to add and I hope to source a better version of the picture in a few days. I have added "both". Incidentally, she was shipwrecked by them both too which must make her unique as being shipwrecked and jailed by both sides. I haven't yet thought of a good way of putting that in a hook. Philafrenzy (talk) 15:40, 18 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg Philafrenzy, it's been over a month since this was nominated, which is lots of time for tidying. Any idea how soon this will be ready? BlueMoonset (talk) 04:03, 11 March 2020 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: It appears that Philafrenzy made several edits to the article over the course of a few days, ending on February 29th. Did those edits address the concerns? Also pinging the reviewer Nice4What. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:14, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, I will check over it today and say whether I think it is done. Philafrenzy (talk) 10:18, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Ready for new review. Nice4What (talk · contribs) – (Don't forget to share a Thanks ) 13:06, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
I have just re-read it. I think it is ready. BTW I think the image is an integral part of the nom as she looks so innocent which contrasts nicely with the hooks. The haircut is the key feature. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:05, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 2

Morgenstern der finstern Nacht

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 16:44, 2 February 2020 (UTC).

Thank you for pointing that out. I don't like the phrase German-language, sorry. Could we say "in German"? We would not have the same question in Spanish. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:55, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol voting keep.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 20:34, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg @Gerda Arendt: Hi, I came by to promote this, but I have a question about the translation. Isn't lacht "laughed"? The source also talks about the star "shining" at the night. Yoninah (talk) 21:04, 27 February 2020 (UTC)
  • The translation of "lachen" is "laugh", but it's "anlachen", - the way even a baby can communicate in a friendly way before speaking, - help welcome. The translation of "sprechen" is "speak", but the translation of "ansprechen" is "address" or "contact". My translation program is of little help. Anybody? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:15, 27 February 2020 (UTC)
@Yoninah: @Gerda Arendt:, are there any objections if I propose other hooks that might be easier to verify? Flibirigit (talk) 06:25, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
No. When I wrote the article, things looked bright, topic of 2020 "vision". Now, I'm working on the article of a man who took his life. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:33, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

Here are some other suggestions below: Flibirigit (talk) 01:28, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for trying. I still think the "laughing-at" image is more unusual but give it a chance: ALT1 and ALT2 would make a good combination, but one alone is unclear, - how would a star make joyful? ... how would the morning star as a symbol for Jesus be specific of this hymn? - I'd hesitate to use a phrase such "world joyful" these days. ALT3 is fine but I guess it should be "likened" or "compared" instead of "like" which makes it sound like a factual statement. Also "splendour" in a European article. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:43, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 3

Alfredo Hueck

  • ... that Venezuelan film editor and director Alfredo Hueck became interested in the industry after his older brother made him learn to plug in a this interview (Spanish)

Created by Kingsif (talk). Self-nominated at 02:54, 3 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg I could probably assume good faith for the Spanish-language sources, but generally the article reads like promotional material riddled with peacocky language instead of an encyclopedic entry. The sources I can read seem problematic too, e.g. this entry is not significant coverage of Hueck by any means -- he is merely listed as editor, so it would be as good as simply linking to the movie's IMDb page... Other links like the indiegogo and vimeo ones similarly do not establish notability. I would recommend that we do away with such links Cheers Kingoflettuce (talk) 11:42, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
Really? I wrote it as a career overview, one that I thought was a bit weak but good for DYK. Not all sources need to have sigcov nor establish notability, you've just cherrypicked. There's no reason why his main coverage being in Spanish means he's not notable. Those sources you want to get rid of are sourcing things, would you rather it have ref tags? Hollywood Reporter is more RS than IMDb, you know.
Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Someone following DYK criteria to review, please. Kingsif (talk) 19:47, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
Afraid you are very much misunderstanding/mischaracterising whatever I have said, Kingsif. I never once said that the "main coverage being in Spanish means he's not notable"; in fact, I was willing to assume good faith! Your Hollywood Reporter "citation" is pointless and doesn't establish an iota of notability. Anybody who understands notability guidelines will agree... As for the stuff I can read and fully understand, I maintain that there is still far too much fluff for this to run. Kingoflettuce (talk) 14:30, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 4

Dick Johnson Is Dead

Created by CAPTAIN MEDUSA (talk). Self-nominated at 14:53, 4 February 2020 (UTC).

  • The article also needs a copyedit, starting with the first line. Yoninah (talk) 21:30, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • OK, I have copyedited the article for you, and also added more information from the sources. I think you can do more with the hook, like:
  • ALT1: ... that in Dick Johnson Is Dead, director Kirsten Johnson has her elderly father act out all the different ways—many of them violent—that he could die? Yoninah (talk) 21:48, 14 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Yoninah, forgive my interruption, but the submitted QPQ is not a complete review, and this nomination should not be approved until all of the DYK criteria have been addressed in that review, not just the hook. (The article there has a number of bare URLs, so that's something that will need to be fixed.) BlueMoonset (talk) 22:28, 14 March 2020 (UTC)
  • @BlueMoonset: thank you for the notice. I'm actually trying to work out the hook with the nominator, and since I worked on both the article and hook, will then give it over to someone else to review. Yoninah (talk) 22:39, 14 March 2020 (UTC)

Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Thank you. QPQ has been done. Nomination is ready for a full review with ALT1. Yoninah (talk) 17:45, 19 March 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 12

Early Swallows

  • ... that the 2019 Ukrainian teen drama Early Swallows was the first Ukrainian TV show that portrayed teen LGBT identity?
    • ALT1:... that 2019 Ukrainian teen drama Early Swallows has been praised for making issues that are rarely dealt with in Ukraine in public debatable?
    • ALT2:... that 2019 Ukrainian teen drama Early Swallows was responsible for a 600% increase calls to a helpline?

Source: Ukraine's teen bullying drama that shattered taboos and stirred a nation, BBC News (12 February 2020)

Created by Yulia Romero (talk). Self-nominated at 19:48, 12 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg ALT0 and ALT2 are really good hooks. However, right now the article is just over 1300 characters long, which is below the 1500 character requirement for DYK. The nomination cannot move forward until the article is expanded further. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:12, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
I just extended the article with (among others) a source found on Ukrainian Wikipedia. Hope it is long enough now, otherwise I am afraid it has to be extended with fluffy information.... Glad to hear that others find the TV show an interesting subject. — Yulia Romero • Talk to me! 01:34, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
I have expanded the article even more since 13 February 2020 Face-smile.svgYulia Romero • Talk to me! 18:11, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
Apologies for the late reply, but the article looks a lot better now. However, I'd still suggest that it be given a copyedit to make it read better. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:16, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
Thanks and apologies from me also..... for the late reply. As you may have noticed..... I have not got the time currently for Wikipedia related matters Twemoji 1f623.svg and editing (and I expect that my "real world" situation will keep it that way.....)..... So I am hoping that somebody else will be so kind to copyedit Early Swallows..... or that the article will have its DYK in its current form (Please remember to sign your posts on talk pages by typing four keyboard tildes like this: ~~~~.).... — Yulia Romero • Talk to me! 22:00, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
  • I have just requested a copyedit for the article from the Guild of Copy Editors. They've developed a bit of a backlog, so it may take a few weeks for them to get to it and complete it. BlueMoonset (talk) 15:02, 26 March 2020 (UTC)
BlueMoonset, Face-smile.svg Thank you. — Yulia Romero • Talk to me! 18:35, 26 March 2020 (UTC))

Articles created/expanded on February 13

Hiyori Nitta

Created by Narutolovehinata5 (talk). Self-nominated at 00:27, 13 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Per MOS:EGG I think "voice actress" should just link to voice actress. And, at the risk of opening a can of worms, perhaps consider replacing "actress" with "actor" per MOS:GNL. WanderingWanda (talk) 00:40, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Alternatively, we can just not have any of the links, other than the bolded link and the series link. This might not be ideal though. epicgenius (talk) 17:53, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment: This is the second time we've had Pretty Cure on DYK, let alone this month; the first one is here. ミラP 03:01, 25 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment: @Narutolovehinata5: why do most of your Japanese voice actress hooks focus on why they aspired to be a voice actress? These types of hooks belong in a fan magazine. Why don't you work something around what they actually did? Yoninah (talk) 14:29, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
@Yoninah: To be honest, I really dislike this kind of hook myself and would rather focus on a different hook fact if I could. The main reason I tend to propose these kind of hooks is because many of these articles are translations of the equivalent Japanese Wikipedia article, which are mostly lacking in life details apart from these "why I want to be a voice actor" information. Sometimes these Japanese articles have other information, but they seem to be even more fanzine-y and more like trivia, which is why I rarely include them when creating articles. I really wish I could propose hooks that don't follow this format and I'm not generally a fan of them myself, but it's usually easier said than done. With that said, I'll try to look up information on her either on the Japanese page or elsewhere and see if I could find anything else of note. I have to note that in some cases, the information on the Japanese articles are sourced to offline sources that I don't have, so there's not much I can do when that happens. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 14:37, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
  • @Narutolovehinata5: Thank you for whatever you can do. I often look for unusual wording or connections between facts, like the names of her characters or animes, to develop a hook. But there isn't much here. I also see she didn't fulfill her goal of appearing in Pretty Cure at all. Yoninah (talk) 17:40, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
I'll see if I can find anything interesting, but if I can't find anything I'll just withdraw this. Not all articles are meant for DYK and even when I first nominated this I was already thinking that the hooks I proposed were starting to stretch things. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 23:24, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
Unfortunately, as the subject is still a relative newcomer, there really isn't much else information about her that I could still find. Having taken another look at her Japanese Wikipedia page, there isn't anything there that I could borrow to be used as a hook as the remaining information there is trivia that's irrelevant towards non-fans of Japanese voice acting. I'd still like to hear a second opinion on whether or not the hooks I proposed above are suitable or interesting to a broad audience, and if the response is negative, I'll just withdraw this. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 07:24, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 14

Salgo v. Leland Stanford Jr. University Board of Trustees

  • Comment: I'm launching this for the student and instructor to help ease them through the process, this should count as one of their grace nominations.

Created by Aliylo (talk). Nominated by Shalor (Wiki Ed) (talk) at 20:19, 19 February 2020 (UTC).

Policy compliance:

QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol question.svg The article was new enough to mainspace when nominated and is easily long enough (~9,000 characters) and otherwise eligible. The article's claims are supported by suitable citations; I'll assume good faith with regard to the paywalled sources, which are substantially supported by the ones I can access. An additional citation is needed. The content is presented in an appropriately neutral fashion, without e.g. taking one litigant's side. I don't see any signs of plagiarism from online sources; the high-scoring hits on the Earwig tool are all matches on the names of cases and institutions and other stock phrases not easily paraphrased. The hooks are both supported by citations, and ALT1 is the more interesting.

A good guideline is to try to include some sort of citation for each paragraph of text, so the article needs to make clear the source for the second paragraph of "History". Wikipedia style frowns on including external links in the prose body of an article (except in citations), so you can just cut the sentence in "Hospital Visit/ Procedure" that reads "More details of the procedure can be found here."

This is close to meeting the standard! A little work and it should be able to run at DYK. Bryan Rutherford (talk) 18:10, 10 March 2020 (UTC)

Ski-BASE jumping

Moved to mainspace by Snakey123 (talk). Nominated by The C of E (talk) at 09:15, 15 February 2020 (UTC).

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Red XN - Not that hooky. Lots of dramatic movie stunts are only filmed once. If I may be so bold, how about (alt 1) "... that ski-BASE jumping pioneer Shane McConkey died when he couldn't release his skis before deploying his chute?" Morbid, but quite dramatic, and goes along with the "dangerous sport" line in the article lead. Or some other; I'm not bound to this one, and the article is full of dramatic facts. For example, if you're set on the Bond movie, how about (alt 2) "... that the first ski-BASE jump was performed only four years before one was used in the opening scene in The Spy Who Loved Me?"
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg Repeated uses of the same reference should be combined; see Wikipedia:Citing sources#Repeated citations. GRuban (talk) 16:02, 10 March 2020 (UTC)

GRuban, it's not me you should be contacting, it's @Snakey123:. I just nominated it for him as he asked me to. Personally I think the original hook is fine as the Bond element will bring people in. God Save the Queen! (talk) 16:13, 10 March 2020 (UTC)
I contacted you both just in case, and suggested an alternative Bond hook, that will hopefully bring in even more people. Face-smile.svg. --GRuban (talk) 16:23, 10 March 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 15


Created by Coretheapple (talk). Self-nominated at 19:13, 17 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg — Article was created during the last seven days and contains a sufficient prose length. It is well-sourced throughout with proper citations, neutral, and has no apparent copyvio issues. The hook is interesting, short enough, neutral/accurate, and backed by a source. QPQ has been done. This one is good to go. Aria1561 (talk) 02:26, 18 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg We need an expert like EEng to make something better out of this hook. Yoninah (talk) 21:17, 22 February 2020 (UTC)
    ALT1 ... that John H. Girdner identified nearsightedness (caused by omnipresent buildings) as a symptom of Newyorkitis, and a colleague wrote that female mental activity caused nervousness in urban dwellers?
    EEng 00:03, 23 February 2020 (UTC)
Works for me---maybe adding the date for clarity. "that in 1901, John H..." etc . Thanks. Coretheapple (talk) 17:17, 23 February 2020 (UTC)
Wanted to, but it's already just a few characters short of the 200-byte limit. EEng 18:58, 23 February 2020 (UTC)
OK, just for you I've made the effort:
ALT1a ... that in 1901, John Girdner identified nearsightedness (caused by omnipresent buildings) as a symptom of Newyorkitis, and a colleague wrote that female mental activity induced nervousness in urbanites?
(199 chars) EEng 19:00, 23 February 2020 (UTC)
Outstanding! Coretheapple (talk) 19:44, 23 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Thank you, EEng, but I was hoping for something snappier for the quirky slot. Like:
  • ALT2: ... that the symptoms of Newyorkitis include "haste, rudeness, arrogance, pursuit of novelty and of grandeur, and pretensions of omniscience"?
  • ALT3: ... that according to prominent New York surgeon John Girdner, Manhattan's omnipresent buildings and noise cause a physical disease called Newyorkitis?
  • ALT4: ... that in 1908, treatment for the symptoms of Newyorkitis was being offered at a New York YMCA?
  • Yoninah (talk) 20:43, 29 February 2020 (UTC)
Well I certainly won't be offended if any of those is selected over mine. But I always get a kick out of reminding people of outmoded social ideas such as that women thinking causes trouble. EEng 21:59, 29 February 2020 (UTC)

* Alt 3 describes "Newyorkitis" best, but I would add a reference to 1901. Coretheapple (talk) 15:35, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

  • Since parentheses are frowned on in DYK hooks (see WP:DYKSG#C9), I'm proposing a variant combining ALT1a hook with ALT2 (ALT5) to stay focused on Girdner's book, and an ALT3a to address Coretheapple's issue:
  • ALT3a: ... that according to John Girdner, a prominent New York surgeon in 1901, Manhattan's omnipresent buildings and noise cause a physical disease called Newyorkitis?
  • ALT5: ... that in 1901, John Girdner identified nearsightedness, caused by omnipresent buildings, as one symptom of Newyorkitis, with others being "haste, rudeness, arrogance" and "pretensions of omniscience"?
ALT5 is 199 prose characters; one of the trio of "haste, rudeness, arrogance" could be removed to trim the length a bit. BlueMoonset (talk) 23:58, 6 March 2020 (UTC)
Why not replace "omnipresent" with "looming" buildings, per source? And "a symptom" instead of "one sympton"? Cuts down on the characters. Adding "Dr."
  • ALT6: ... that in 1901, Dr. John Girdner identified nearsightedness, caused by looming buildings, as a symptom of Newyorkitis, with others being "haste, rudeness, arrogance" and "pretensions of omniscience"?
Coretheapple (talk) 21:09, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
ALT6 has too many commas. It also says everything in one line, making it unnecessary to click on the article. Yoninah (talk) 21:18, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
OK, Yoninah, how about
ALT 7 * ... that in 1901, a noted surgeon identified Newyorkitis, caused by living in Manhattan, whose symptoms included haste, rudeness, and "pretensions of omniscience"?
'--Coretheapple (talk) 04:01, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

Le Concert Spirituel

  • Reviewed: Hebrides Terrace Seamount
  • Comment: The article had a crazy history, developed independently by two users here, and one there, and merged. Users listed in chronological order.

Created by LouisAlain (talk), Gerda Arendt (talk), and Mccapra (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 11:07, 21 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Reviewing... Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 20:25, 14 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Expanded 5x, I couldn't see any dodgy copyvios. Might I suggest the paragraphs should be merged a bit? QPQ done. Might I suggest the hook is a little wordy, and could be cut a bit? The hooky bit is that it was played with 18 oboes and a band, perhaps not that they focus on French sacred music, which could be gleamed from the prose in the article? Other than that, good to go. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 20:30, 14 March 2020 (UTC)
    Thank you! Well, English music is not their normal thing to play, as their name suggests. We could drop that HIP clause. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:38, 14 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but I am confused about the hook wording. Do you want to say:
  • ALT0a: ... that Le Concert Spirituel, an ensemble focused on French sacred music and opera, played Handel's open-air music at The Proms with 18 oboes and a band to match?
  • But there is no citation for the ensemble performing sacred music. And the first paragraph under Recordings lacks a cite.
  • Personally, I think there is too much going on in this hook. If they play sacred music and opera, why are we mentioning Handel? I think it would be more interesting to talk about the ensemble, like:
  • ALT1: ... that Le Concert Spirituel, founded in 1987, revives the French repertoire played at the court of Versailles, using period instruments?
  • As there is no citation for the period instruments part, that could be left off the hook as needed. Yoninah (talk) 23:49, 14 March 2020 (UTC)
Trying to absorb:
ALT2: ... that Le Concert Spirituel, an ensemble focused on reviving music performed at the court of Versailles, played Handel's open-air music at The Proms with 18 oboes and a band to match?
I think we need to say "performed" vs. "played" as at least a hint that they mostly sing, not only play. Link to the court perhaps? Years are normally not hooky, and "revive" more or less includes the historically informed way, - how else would one revive? "sacred" would be supported by most titles in their recordings, but is a bit of an ambiguous word, so let's do without. As the reviewer noted, the 18 oboes are hooky - 2 is normal - so should not be left out. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:07, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
  • @Gerda Arendt: but your ALT2 hook is still mixing chalk and cheese. If they specialize in old French repertoire, why are we talking about them playing Handel? Yoninah (talk) 10:54, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
Because of the contrast. If me mentioned some French opera or Requiem, the whole "focus" thing could be dropped, but now the 18 oboes were (only?) in this English music. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:57, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
  • So? It doesn't make sense to twist and turn a hook to fit into 18 oboes. Good hooks can be written from any information. Yoninah (talk) 11:26, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Gerda Arendt, Yoninah, I have just added inline citations for both "period instruments" and "French sacred music", so that issue shouldn't hold back any hooks any longer. If a new focus for a hook is needed, perhaps something could be done with Sémélé by Marais (world premiere recording that won the Echo Klassik, though that would require additional sourcing for "world premiere"). In any event, it would be nice to get this nomination moving again. BlueMoonset (talk) 22:19, 26 March 2020 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt, Yoninah, and BlueMoonset: How about the following suggestions?
ALT1a: ... that Le Concert Spirituel, founded in 1987, revives the French repertoire played at the court of Versailles?
ALT3 ... that Le Concert Spirituel, a French baroque ensemble, performs period music originally played at the court of Versailles?
ALT3a ... that the baroque ensemble Le Concert Spirituel was founded to revive great French works that were originally played at the court of Versailles?
ALT4 ... that Le Concert Spirituel, a French baroque ensemble, was nominated for the Grammy Awards in 2001 and 2013?
ALT5 ... that a recording of Marin Marais's Sémélé by the Le Concert Spirituel won "Opera Recording of the Year" at Germany's Echo Klassik Awards in 2009?
As an outsider to the topic but a history buff, I found it interesting that the group's focus is on music used in Versailles, so perhaps that's one possible angle that can be given focus. For an angle that might appeal to a broader audience, the Grammy Awards angle is also an option, perhaps in combination with other proposals like the Versailles angle. Meanwhile, I have to repeat Yoninah's observation above that several parts of the "Recordings" section, including the entire DVDs section, is unreferenced. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 07:42, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for trying, but ... sigh. Here, I thought I could please you by a truly hooky thing, those 18 oboes, unheard of, - and I happened to hear it on radio, after I worded the hook. I find the court alone, the levee ceremony, the unknown opera and prizes much less hooky, and Handel's Water Music is one of the most popular pieces of Classical music, no? - Generally: I think the article on Baroque music would be rather confusing for someone who has no idea what it is, but that someone would probably not be interested in details about this group anyway. An article French Baroque music would be nice to have, but is only a sad redirect. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:54, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 16

Ulrich Mohr

Ulrich Mohr in 1940
Ulrich Mohr in 1940
  • ... that Ulrich Mohr (pictured), a German naval officer on the Atlantis, led the search party of the captured Automedon that found documents revealing that the British could not hold Singapore if it was attacked by the Japanese?

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 10:12, 18 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Date, hook, article size, and sources all check out, and the article follows Wikipedia policies and guidelines. Photo licensing seems to be in order. Good to go. — Hunter Kahn 04:36, 21 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg@Hunter Kahn:@Philafrenzy:@Whispyhistory: even without the "(pictured)", the hook is way over 200 characters long. Yoninah (talk) 12:18, 21 February 2020 (UTC)
    • Oops yes, my mistake Yoninah, though it's actually only 13 characters over without counting the (pictured). Philafrenzy, how would the below hook work as an alternate? — Hunter Kahn 13:04, 21 February 2020 (UTC)
... that German naval officer Ulrich Mohr (pictured) led the search party of the captured Automedon that found documents revealing the British could not hold Singapore if it was attacked by the Japanese?
Thanks, that's fine. There is an alt as I am not sure that readers will get the full significance of the captured papers from the existing hook:
Alt1 ... that when seeking to board an enemy ship, German naval officer Ulrich Mohr (pictured) sometimes disguised himself as a British officer? Philafrenzy (talk) 13:30, 21 February 2020 (UTC)

San Michele Arcangelo ai Corridori di Borgo

View of the church of San Michele Arcangelo with the passetto in background (1900 ca.)
View of the church of San Michele Arcangelo with the passetto in background (1900 ca.)
  • Reviewed: Old City of Hebron
  • Comment: In case of decision in favour of ALT1 we could substitute the picture of the church with that of the fresco, also in the article

Created by Alessandro57 (talk). Self-nominated at 12:29, 16 February 2020 (UTC).

  • The English needs a going over - I've put in Nursing Madonna instead of the wholly unidiomatic Virgin of the Milk with the Child! Johnbod (talk) 04:04, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
  • You are absolutely right @Johnbod: my mother tongue is Italian, and this is immediately apparent from reading the text. P.S. Maybe if you have time you could also have a look to the via Giulia article, which I expanded but, having been already on DYK, I cannot propose here. Alex2006 (talk) 10:34, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
  • I have just requested that the article receive a copyedit at the Guild of Copy Editors request page; given the current rate of reviewing there, it will probably be completed by the end of the month, at which point the review here can resume. BlueMoonset (talk) 16:19, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Hallo @Johnbod: & @BlueMoonset:, I tried to copyedit the article (which was really in a shameful state, SOM!). You can either give green light for a review or wait for a professional copyedit. Thanks, Alex2006 (talk) 12:22, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
Symbol redirect vote 4.svg copy-edited. Ready for review now. Johnbod (talk) 18:00, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

Climate sensitivity

  • ... that if climate sensitivity is on the high side of what scientists estimate, it may be impossible to achieve the Paris Agreement goal of limiting https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0097-x: However, remaining below these temperature targets without temporarily exceeding them (overshooting) is only possible under limited conditions. If climate sensitivity is above 3.4 °C (the 2 °C target case) or 2.2 °C (the 1.5 °C target case), the targets are not achievable (with all other model assumptions intact) because emissions cannot be reduced fast enough to sufficiently limit rising temperatures.

Improved to Good Article status by Femkemilene (talk). Self-nominated at 17:28, 16 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Article being actively worked on; see talk page. HLHJ (talk) 04:03, 26 February 2020 (UTC)
  • And article work is now finished (other round of copy-edit + removal of jargon). Femke Nijsse (talk) 09:36, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Full review needed now that the article work has been completed. BlueMoonset (talk) 16:22, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Striking hook with too many "climates" in it. Yoninah (talk) 00:01, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 17

Amar Asha

  • ... that "Amar Asha" ("Immortal Hope"), a Gujarati poem by Manilal Dwivedi, was reviewed by Mahatma Gandhi in his magazine? Source: "Thaker, Dhirubhai (1956). Manilāla Nabhubhāi: Sāhityasādhana મણિલાલ નભુભાઇ: સાહિત્ય સાધના [Works of Manilal Nabhubhai] (in Gujarati). Ahmedabad: Gurjar Grantharatna Karyalay. pp. XV–XVI. OCLC 80129512.
  • Reviewed: Winston Price
  • Comment: GOCE request. Ongoing copyedit.  Done

Created by Nizil Shah (talk) and Gazal world (talk). Nominated by Nizil Shah (talk) at 05:08, 18 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Drive-by comment: I added the translation of the title, but the hook really isn't that hooky. Yoninah (talk) 18:39, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
@Yoninah:, Mahatma Gandhi is a popular major figure in relation to politics and philosophy so readers may wonder about a poem reviewed by him. I found it the most hooky. -Nizil (talk) 16:46, 12 March 2020 (UTC)
And the most interesting fact is that, this review is the only literary piece written by Gandhi. --Gazal world (talk) 16:50, 12 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Yes, that would be a more interesting hook fact, Gazal world. As it stands, though, the hook is just name-dropping a famous person who "reviewed" it. How about adding more color to the hook? Like:
  • ALT1: ... that Mahatma Gandhi praised the Gujarati poem "Amar Asha" ("Immortal Hope"), saying that Hindus and Muslims "both should be proud of it"? Yoninah (talk) 23:08, 12 March 2020 (UTC)
@Yoninah: Thats better. Thanks, -Nizil (talk) 06:54, 13 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Thank you. Ready for full review. Yoninah (talk) 13:27, 13 March 2020 (UTC)

Oxford Circus

  • ... that [7])
    • ALT1:... that you can get a bus in any direction within 200 metres (660 ft) from Oxford Circus? Source: " Bus stops are located within 200 metres of the junction on all four approaches." (as above)
    • ALT2:... that [8])

Improved to Good Article status by Ritchie333 (talk). Self-nominated at 17:40, 17 February 2020 (UTC).

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Red XN - The first proposed hook is confusing as it implies that Oxford Circus might no longer be London's busiest pedestrian crossing. ALT1 isn't too interesting (but this might be my NYC bias where bus stops are spaced roughly every 100 metres (330 ft)). ALT2 might be obscure for those who don't know London too well.
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg This seems pretty short for an intersection of this much renown, and especially for a Good Article. But it does meet all of the criteria. Incidentally (as a fun fact), you could've just claimed this as a 5x expansion and it would still have been eligible (expansion would have been calculated from 12 February). epicgenius (talk) 00:39, 18 February 2020 (UTC)

This source says Oxford Circus was the busiest but is no longer. In terms of scope, I discovered many sources that refer to "Oxford Circus" actually mean Oxford Street, Regent Street, Soho or Oxford Circus tube station, all of which are GAs. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 10:57, 18 February 2020 (UTC)
  • @Ritchie333: All right then. For ALT0, I suggest replacing "has been" with "was" or something else that confirms it is past tense. "Has been" might signify either past tense or that it is ongoing. The scope is fine: big cities tend to refer to different topics by the same name (our equivalent in NYC might be the Triborough Bridge, which refers to a bridge and to the parent authority). I can take a look at ALT0 again after the hook is changed. epicgenius (talk) 17:25, 18 February 2020 (UTC)
Actually, on further thought, the fact that Oxford Circus is no longer London's busiest pedestrian crossing isn't in that article. So that would have to be added. Provisionally, I think I can technically approve ALT0 and ALT1, though I find the latter to be not too interesting. epicgenius (talk) 21:31, 19 February 2020 (UTC)
@Ritchie333: How about ALT3 (a modification of ALT0):
... that Oxford Circus was once London's busiest pedestrian crossing?
I still think ALT1 isn't very interesting, as per my comment above, and ALT2 may not be appealing to a broad audience. However, I'm willing to approve ALT1 if you don't like the proposed ALT3, since ALT1 might possibly be interesting to other people. epicgenius (talk) 16:53, 20 March 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 18

Arthur R. M. Spaid

Portrait of Spaid from History of Hampshire County, West Virginia (1897)
Portrait of Spaid from History of Hampshire County, West Virginia (1897)

Moved to mainspace by West Virginian (talk). Self-nominated at 14:17, 18 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Note: Please feel free to suggest alternate hooks. -- West Virginian (talk) 15:45, 18 February 2020 (UTC)

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg The hook feels too long, even though it's still within the limit. Perhaps a slightly changed like ALT2, above? Other than that, this is an amazing article. Very well done! ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 00:16, 19 March 2020 (UTC)

  • Nihonjoe, thank you for taking the time to complete this thoughtful and thorough review! I concur with your thoughts regarding ALT2, and would support that hook for DYK. Thank you again! — West Virginian (talk) 04:16, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Nihonjoe, the only problem I see with ALT2 is the "hundreds of lectures" assertion. There are two places I saw where the article gives numbers of lectures, both times "100", and for overlapping periods: the 1903–1905 period explicitly, and the period of being New Castle superintendent, which appears to have been 1903 to 1913. The sources are 1905 and 1919 articles in the Evening Journal, so they didn't increase the number in the later of the two articles despite the passage of fourteen years. Under the circumstances, it doesn't seem safe to use "hundreds", though "over a hundred" ought to be, since at least one post-1913 lecture is documented. BlueMoonset (talk) 16:47, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg New reviewer needed to check ALT hooks proposed by initial reviewer. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 18:32, 22 March 2020 (UTC)
  • With all due respect, Nihonjoe, as the proposer of ALT2 and ALT3, you may not approve either of them. Both ALTs contain significant changes from the original hook, and thus need an independent reviewer to sign off on them. If I felt ready to approve ALT3 based on my checks, I would have done so, and I did not.
Symbol redirect vote 4.svg New reviewer still needed to check ALT hooks proposed by initial reviewer. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 20:17, 24 March 2020 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: With all due respect, BlueMoonset, how about you do it, then, instead of trying to pawn it off on someone else? It will take you all of five minutes (if that). The changes between the various proposals are hardly "significant" in any sense of the word. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 22:59, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

Symbol question.svg In the "Early life and education" section, what is the source of the last two sentences of the second paragraph which outline his education? I have struck ALT0 since I agree with the above comment that it is cumbersome. I have struck ALT1 since I agree with the above cmment about using "hundreds" ALT2 looks plausible to use. Flibirigit (talk) 03:03, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 20

Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts (Purcell)

Henry Purcell, by John Closterman, 1695
Henry Purcell, by John Closterman, 1695
  • Reviewed: Emerson Emory
  • Comment: Sorry, a day late (because I was at a funeral almost all day yesterday). Sorry, such a long title that not much room is left for a hook. Sorry, the main source is offline. Sorry, even the publisher of his complete works (and many performers following) got confused about belonging or not to the Music composed for Queen Mary's burial, and the Z. numbers.

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 15:55, 28 February 2020 (UTC).

  • General eligibility:

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Red XN - I just don't see the proposed hook as interesting to a general audience
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg I don't see this one going forward, because there's no compelling reason to waive/relax the newness standard in this case. Still a great article, just not one well suited to DYK to begin with. buidhe 16:35, 8 March 2020 (UTC)

I don't know why a funeral in RL is no "compelling reason" for you. I really was not in the mood. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:20, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
I don't think there's much harm done in an IAR exemption in this case, since it was only a day late. With that said, I agree that the current hook as written is too technical to be interesting to a broad audience, although I think the Queen Mary part has potential. How about wordings like these then? I've written them in such a way that they avoid using the full title as the main link:
ALT1 ... that Henry Purcell wrote a chorale composition for the 1695 funeral of Queen Mary?
ALT2 ... that among the funerary chorale compositions that Henry Purcell adapted from the Book of Common Prayer was one written for the 1695 funeral of Queen Mary?
I think something else could be added to these, or the wordings could be tweaked further, but they could serve as good starting points for further ideas. What do you think Buidhe? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 12:56, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
Sorry, the title has to be there. It will be recognised by many. There are several funeral sentences, and for the funeral of Queen Mary, Purcell composed only this single one, the others being by a different composer. - Please understand the difference between "chorale" - based on a chorale - and "choral" - for choir, but again, better don't pipe at all. - For me, it IS interesting that Purcell didn't set several of the part of a funeral service at all, but this one - and only this one - twice. Could you perhaps word that better? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:14, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
  • I'm really sorry Gerda, I was lazy and didn't read your entire comment. I still don't think that any of the proposed hooks are sufficiently interesting to a general audience, but I recognize that I may have higher standards than other people. buidhe 20:28, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
    Would you have a suggestion, based on the comments? Some days I feel lack of English more than others. I find it kind of quirky that the Queen gets the simple version, and it would make me want to find out why (because he supplied a missing part to the existing work of someone else, in that one's style). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:39, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
I'm very sorry Gerda, but I think at this point you need to realize that not everyone in the world is knowledgeable about classical music, and what may seem quirky to you may not seem so to reviewers or to general audiences. There are times when it seems you tend to overestimate how much the typical reader would recognize terms, names, and titles, and your comment above (which implies that audiences might know about "Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts") is one of them. To be fair, I think many of us DYK regulars (myself included) are guilty of this, but it's something that needs to be avoided whenever possible. I would really suggest discussing with Buidhe about other possible hook wordings, those that may actually appeal not just to classical music fans, because right now it just doesn't seem that a hook about a complex and a simple would pass on DYK. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:16, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
I am surprised that you think the average user would not recognise the terms "simple" and "Queen". - I oversimplified the value the various versions have for musicologists, for that average user's sake. Sloppy version of a hook: ... that if someone speaks about TkLtsooh you have to ask which one? Want to word that? Most people think there is only one.
ALT3: ... that Henry Purcell (pictured) set no complete Anglican burial servive to music, but one of its sentences twice, Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:09, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
That was not the point I made Gerda. I didn't say that average readers wouldn't know about queens: in fact, I mentioned above that a hook about the Queen Mary aspect would likely be the best option here. What I was saying was that terms like "composed basically two settings", "a complex one early" or "a simple one" wouldn't make much sense to those unfamiliar with classical music. Your ALT1 (which I've renumbered as ALT3) has the same issue: it doesn't make sense to people who don't know its context. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:50, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
I am afraid that I can't follow. My thinking: the sentence (without) will be highly familiar to everyone who knows English Anglican burial service tradition, which I assume will be many but not all, therefore I tried to explain the context, with a link. We could say that he wrote one of the many sentences for Queen Mary's funeral, but then would miss the one interesting thing: that for that purpose he composed a new one, although there was already an older one which he had polished again and again, (and therefore I said basically, because there are at least three versions of the early one). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:22, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: Narutolovehinata5 asked me for feedback, so may I suggest another hook?
ALT4: ... that Henry Purcell (pictured) composed two settings of Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts—one of which was for the burial of Queen Mary?
ALT5: ... that Henry Purcell (pictured) composed two settings of Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts, including a simple one for the burial of Queen Mary?
I feel like these may appeal to a greater audience. epicgenius (talk) 16:43, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
Just passing by. My thoughts—the above two are not bad, IMO, but perhaps they still give away a bit much? What about keeping in reserve what the Queen Mary event is? Something like:
ALT6: ... that Henry Purcell (pictured) composed two settings of Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts, including a simple one for a most unfortunate day in Queen Mary's life?
Or something along those lines? Just an idea. Airborne84 (talk) 04:22, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
"Spare us, Lord!" - that's a quote from the text, DYK? Did you read above that the sentence is one of those recited at every Anglican burial? No secret about which kind of day, and how "in Q.M.'s life"? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:59, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
My bad. Was just passing by. I did briefly scan the above discussion but must have missed it. Thanks for kindly pointing that out. But I'm new here, so I'll just move on and let you DYK veterans sort this one out. Airborne84 (talk) 22:37, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

On the other hand, perhaps I'll watch for a bit. It does seem like an interesting discussion. Perhaps I'll still yet be able to help. Airborne84 (talk) 22:49, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for explaining, - I should have looked ;) - Anyway, I can live with ALT4 and ALT5, in case that was not clear. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:28, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

Old City of Hebron

The Old City of Hebron
The Old City of Hebron

Created by Onceinawhile (talk). Self-nominated at 11:07, 20 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Starting review: Alex2006 (talk) 08:00, 23 February 2020 (UTC)

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Green tickY
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg The article complies with almost all the requirements for DYK, but I see two problems: the first is that at the moment it is out of scope: it does not deal about the historic center of Hebron, but above all about the Israel occupation of the historic center of Hebron. It is not even explained why UNESCO considers it as a World Heritage Site. I think that first of all we need an "history" section where to put the info about the occupation, and then the article needs to be expanded, or to be renamed. Moreover, it is not completely neutral; for example, in the last sentence of the introduction, the source used (haaretz) is a liberal, left wing Israel newspaper. It would be good to know also the point of view of the government about the reason for the expulsion of the Temporary International Presence in Hebron. Alex2006 (talk) 11:49, 23 February 2020 (UTC)

There are severe POV problems with this article:
  • The article it doesn't mention all the controversy and criticism surrounding of site recognition by UNESCO [9]
 Now added to article. Onceinawhile (talk) 16:37, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
  • It only gives a small one sentence about Jewish community while omitting its rich history and what happened to her along the history
 Per discussion below, covered adequately at Hebron#History.. Onceinawhile (talk) 16:37, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
  • It give POV explanation to the security measure by IDF from one side POV source without mention terrorist activities by Palestinian groups.
 Per discussion below, covered adequately at Hebron#History.. Onceinawhile (talk) 16:37, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
--Shrike (talk) 13:02, 23 February 2020 (UTC)

Thanks @Alessandro57 and Shrike: for your comments. I focused my efforts when building this article on setting out the main sights, the divisions of the city, the current legal status, and finding good maps (the maps bit being the most time consuming...) All these points are good and fair, but this article is not up for WP:FA so it isn’t expected to be a fulsome account of all the political and historical complexities. These points are all addressed in great detail in the parent article at Hebron.

How can we address your POV concerns without turning this into a very long and complex article and without duplicating all the information at Hebron?

Onceinawhile (talk) 13:15, 23 February 2020 (UTC)

The point of view of the government about the reason for the expulsion of the Temporary International Presence in Hebron seems to be explained here. I say "seems to be" because it is "a liberal, left wing Israel newspaper":) Selfstudier (talk) 14:29, 23 February 2020 (UTC)
Thanks @Selfstudier:, then this point of view can be added (with its reference) to the article, and a point is solved. @Onceinawhile:, anyway, if, as you affirm, the "political and historical complexities" of Hebron are fully addressed in the article about the city, there is no need to repeat them here. Then I would focus the scope of this article on the historic center, writing more about the cultural and art treasures of the center itself, and maybe mentioning the controversy arisen because of the site recognition by UNESCO. Political and historical problems can be addressed through a redirect to the Hebron article or one of its sections. Alex2006 (talk) 17:56, 23 February 2020 (UTC)
I agree I suggest removing the TIPH part, the UNESCO controversy should discussed from all angles also a connection to Jewish people should be mentioned explicitly.I think also if we want the hook about the Unesco the controversy should be part of the hook -Shrike (talk) 18:03, 23 February 2020 (UTC)
The observer group was originally set up following the well known massacre at the Ibrahimi mosque and since Israel is now insisting that it be included in the proposed annexation map being drawn up by an Israeli-US committee, it seems pertinent to retain the TIPH material in some (perhaps amended) form.Selfstudier (talk) 18:30, 23 February 2020 (UTC)
I don't know what precisely you mean by "UNESCO controversy", do you refer to the U.S./Israel objection to the listing? If I recall there were only 3 votes against the proposal. However, I agree with the reviewer that it should be explained why UNESCO decided to list it.Selfstudier (talk) 18:53, 23 February 2020 (UTC)

@Alessandro57: would you mind taking a look at the revised article and let me know if you would like any further changes? Onceinawhile (talk) 16:39, 7 March 2020 (UTC)

Comment Nothing really has changed the article use the same POV language usage of partisan sites like +972 and Betzelem while no sites with opposites POVs provide only half truths for example it does mention IDF security measures and the Hardship of Palestinian Arabs but didn't say why they where in force. IMO in current form the article could not be promoted --Shrike (talk) 16:51, 7 March 2020 (UTC)

Symbol question.svg I still don't see the reason why UNESCO inserted the historic center in the List of the heritage sites: this should be mentioned in the article. Moreover, I don't think that writing "covered adequately at Hebron#History" on this page solves the POV problem, since we cannot expect that a reader jumps by herself from this article to the one about Hebron: you should at least provide two redirects in the article explaining that if someone wants to know the Jewish history of the site and wants a non - POV explaination of the security measure by IDF should go to the main article (and, of course, it would be much better to have some information also here about these issues). Cheers, Alex2006 (talk) 10:22, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
There were two aspects to the listing, the listing itself and the contemporaneous "in danger" listing (which is supposedly why the listing was expedited). I will see what can be found for both aspects. I do think we should be a little careful that do not mix up religion with nationality. The "Jewishness" is a religious thing (ie the comparative is Muslim/Christian). A listing is inscribed along with a nationality (usually, the Old City was proposed by Jordan and is not categorized under any country). In this case, that is Palestinian and not Israeli. So when Netanyahu is quoted as saying "[https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/07/unesco-recognises-hebron-as-palestinian-world-heritage-site “This time they decided that the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron is a Palestinian site, meaning not Jewish, and that it’s in danger." it is this that is the POV position ie wrongly comparing Palestine with Jewish (a country with a religion). This mischaracterization is the basis of all of the Israeli complaints. Shrike, all sources are biased, should you actually have access to these mysterious non partisan sources then why not add them to the article or are you simply content to complain about the sources that don't agree with your own POV?Selfstudier (talk) 14:29, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
Thanks @Selfstudier:, I wanted to ask the same: ;-) @Shrike:, why don't you work together with the author of the article and try to reach a compromise? Alex2006 (talk) 17:20, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
I try to make it less POV but I think its nominator responsibility to make the article to meet the DYK standards. --Shrike (talk) 17:33, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
I had to read the ICOMOS report to try and verify the real reason for inscription so what follows is OR. If I had to summarize the report, ICOMOS were forced to consider the application on an expedited basis based on Palestinian allegations of a threat to the site and while they did conclude that the property was under threat they were not convinced (that is, the case was not sufficiently made) that the listing was otherwise justified and sought a field visit to take that forward. Then that field visit never happened because they were refused permission and subsequently UNESCO passed a resolution inscribing the property onto the list of sites in danger based on what they had (ie what I just described). Locating secondary sources describing this might be a bit of a problem but I will have a go anyway. In the meantime, I directly linked the report (and the submissions) in the article text, at least people can read it for themselves (these are however, primary sources).Selfstudier (talk) 19:25, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
I located a couple of secondary sources to document the above, I think that should clarify the "why" of the listing, that it was essentially a political decision based on the information available at the time.Selfstudier (talk) 13:25, 9 March 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 21

Integer BASIC

  • Reviewed: Reema Juffali
  • Comment: Series of edits over two weeks just hit 5x according to DKY Check. Lots of ALTs because, well, it's Woz, there's always lots of possibilities! Personally, I think "Woz" should be "the Great and Mighty Woz", but I doubt the nebbishes would allow it; so let's put it on one and see what happens. Question: lots of images of Integer BASIC being run, could any of them possibly be used?

5x expanded by Maury Markowitz (talk). Self-nominated at 17:45, 3 March 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg I don't wish to be such a party pooper on a fine expansion, but two weeks is outside of the timeframe to 5x expand, although I seem to recall on previous occasions we have turned a blind eye to that when the work has been particularly good. Yoninah, can you remind me what the generally accepted procedure is here? Also, I know what "The Great And Powerful Woz" is referring to, but not everyone will, so that'll need a source. Similarly, the prose jumps between "Woz" and "Wozniak"; I think for an encyclopedia we should go with the latter as "Woz" sounds too much like jargon for those "in the know". I personally like the main hook the best, it's the most quirky and the most interesting to a non-developer, but ALT1 works for me as well. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 23:14, 3 March 2020 (UTC)
Wait, what? Had I any idea that was the rule, I would have simply edited all the changes in Smultron and uploaded in a single go. Maury Markowitz (talk) 23:41, 3 March 2020 (UTC)
  • @Ritchie333: hi, the rule is 7 days. I don't have time to check whether it's really a 5x expansion, but it looks like the nominator's work started on February 21, 11 days before nominating, which is only 4 days late. You could IAR if you want. Best, Yoninah (talk) 00:16, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg New reviewer needed, since previous one still has not returned after 17 days. A four-day IAR is certainly not beyond the pale here. BlueMoonset (talk) 22:29, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

Edward Ardolino

  • ... that Edward Ardolino sculpted and carved Art Deco architectural works which were part of the central Los Angeles Public Library and the finally
    • 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)

Moved to mainspace by E54495a (talk) and 7&6=thirteen (talk). Nominated by 7&6=thirteen () 14:24, 28 February 2020 (UTC)

  • Comment: You need to say WHEN it was moved to mainspace, especially when there are many hundreds of edits, as here. It was 21 Feb in this case. I won't review but some of the sculpture terminology is oddly used. One caption says the piece was "sculpted" by A and "carved" by B. The distinction needs to be clarified - presumably B was working from A's modello. Johnbod (talk) 04:07, 9 March 2020 (UTC)
Reply User:Johnbod Moved February 21, 2020. Nominated for DYK February 28, 2020. 7&6=thirteen () 10:13, 9 March 2020 (UTC)Moved February 21, 2020. Nominated for DYK February 28, 2020. 7&6=thirteen () 10:13, 9 March 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 24

Al and Barbara Garvey

Source: Beth Winegarner (December 2003). "How Marin County Became Synonymous With Hot Tubs." Marinscope Community Newspapers

Source: Duncan Campbell (July 2002). "From hot tub to hot water", The Guardian.

Created by Binksternet (talk). Self-nominated at 03:16, 25 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Note that the article has been changed since its nomination, with the topic expanding to include Al's wife, Barbara. The article's name is now Al and Barbara Garvey. This was done because both of them worked on establishing hot tub culture in Marin County, both of them pushed the resurgence of tango dancing in the San Francisco Bay Area, and they have collaborated on art projects. Their fame is combined. Binksternet (talk) 17:16, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg I am interested in doing a review for this nomination. I notice there are several excellent photos used in the article, and I am curious if the nominator wishes to propose hooks using any of the images? I hope to finish my review by tomorrow. Thanks. Flibirigit (talk) 04:18, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
  • NOTE, I crossed off ALT0 since the article title has been renamed. I am open to a reworded version of the hook. Flibirigit (talk) 04:24, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for suggesting a photo. When I first wrote this DYK nom, the photos were not yet uploaded by Al Garvey, so I didn't even consider it. But you're right, it would be fun to have a photo, for instance the hot tub one (which probably would not scale down very well) or perhaps File:Al and Barbara Garvey with hats.jpg which isn't used in the article but was part of the upload batch from Al Garvey the other day (see Commons:Al and Barbara Garvey for all the images).
Otherwise, I could pick a tango image and write a hook about tango. What's your preference? Binksternet (talk) 04:37, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
I really have no preference, it's your choice if you want to use an image. Since there is a discussion here regarding photo licenses, a final decision on images might have to be deferred until that discussion is closed. I can however go ahead and review the rest of the article. I will do my best to have the first review done within 24 hours. Flibirigit (talk) 05:01, 23 March 2020 (UTC)

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Red XN - ?
  • Interesting: Green tickY

Image eligibility:

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg Article was created on February 23 and nominated within seven days. Questions on sourcing and citations listed below. ALT1 is interesting and has potential. It is verified with the source provided, but the phrase "started Marin County's hot tub culture" or similar are not explicity mentioned or cited in the section "Hot tub culture". Plagiarism is borderline since some direct quotes are rather long and include multiple sentences. Article is neutral in tone. Length is adequate. QPQ requirement is complete. Overall the article is in decent shape. Please don't be discouraged with the questions listed. The Commons discussion on the photos needs to be resolved. This article would be much better with photos than without. I am also open to considering other hooks. Flibirigit (talk) 08:42, 23 March 2020 (UTC)


  •  Done In the introduction, the phrase "Barbara collaborates with Al on certain of his art projects" seems to have to be missing a word, or have too many words in it.
  • In the "Personal lives" section, what is the source for "Their first daughter, Megan, was born in San Francisco in 1961"?
  •  Done Citation # 5 is a bare URL, and needs more details added.
  •  Done Is it possible to shorten some of the direct quotes? For example, the fourth paragraph in the "Personal lives" is almost entirely direct quotes.
  • In the "Woodworking" section, what is the source for "When Al started woodworking, he took a long hiatus from painting"?
  • In the "Tango dancing" section, what is the source for "Tango images fill many of Al's 21st century paintings"?
  • I tweaked the wording and fleshed out the bare URL. The Garveys two children are not in a published reference, just part of general knowledge about the couple. Binksternet (talk) 00:01, 24 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the changes. It would be best to hide or remove general statements without a clear source. I added a few more to the questions above. The discussion at the common regarding the photos appears to be ongoing. Flibirigit (talk) 18:36, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

Sony Xperia 1 II

  • ... that tech journalists noted the inclusion of a 3.5 mm audio jack in the upcoming flagship smartphone Engadget)
    • ALT1:... that the Roman numeral suffix in the name of the upcoming flagship smartphone Sony Xperia 1 II is read "mark two"? "'The "Sony Xperia One Two?' [...] this thing is apparently the 'Sony Xperia One Mark Two.'" (Ars Technica)
  • Reviewed: Mayfeld
  • Comment: Crediting User:Ghostofakina for significantly expanding the article following its creation, from 424 chars to 3979 chars.

Created by Nimda01 (talk). Nominated by You've gone incognito (talk) at 15:40, 28 February 2020 (UTC).

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Red XN - I like the idea of the hook, but feel it could be phrased differently to highlight the rarity of finding a new phone with a headphone jack.
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg All looks good. Just try rewording the hook! Soaper1234 - talk 23:39, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

Partisan Congress riots

  • ... that one of the men who robbed František Hoffmann's apartment during the Partisan Congress riots left behind his Czechoslovak Medal of Merit?
    • ALT1:... that the Czechoslovak authorities denied that partisans were responsible for the Partisan Congress riots, instead blaming Hungarians and "reactionary elements"?
    • ALT2:... that the Slovak authorities suspended restitution to Holocaust survivors after the Partisan Congress riots because many partisans were unhappy returning property that they had obtained to the original Jewish owners?

Created by Buidhe (talk). Self-nominated at 06:28, 29 February 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on February 25


  • Reviewed: Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act, 1978
  • Comment: Well, this needs a tad more work. I had been working with a source (a 2015 article published on Stuff) that appears to be wrong as the Waitangi Treatment Ground does apparently not have National Reserve status. I'll look into it, fix the respective pages and comment here when done. But it needs to be nominated now as 7 days is nearly up.
  • Should be all good now. Schwede66 01:36, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

Created by Schwede66 (talk). Self-nominated at 02:20, 2 March 2020 (UTC).

Policy compliance:

  • Adequate sourcing: Green tickY
  • Neutral: Red XN - No. "planning treachery" for instance; the source just says that the Ngai Tahu traditions say that Tama-i-hara-nui heard say that the Ngati Toa who were asking to come trade for greenstone were planning treachery (and the Ngati Toa who said they wanted to trade got killed in a dispute over a piece of greenstone, which does not provide proof that they were planning treachery). The source also seems to say that both parties had firearms. The complexity of the whole conflict need not be included in the article, and it's going to be difficult to describe it neutrally.
  • Free of copyright violations, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing: Green tickY
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg Schwede66, this is clearly an article about a location. Would it be possible to include co-ordinates? Then we could have an OSM locator map in an infobox (Template:Infobox settlement might be suitable). I'd imagine quite a lot of people even in New Zealand don't know where Akaroa is without looking it up, so it would be helpful to readers. HLHJ (talk) 04:01, 7 March 2020 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the review, HLHJ. I've added an infobox and coordinates. Don't worry about New Zealanders, as they would know where Akaroa is located, but it's of course useful for non-New Zealanders. What was holding me back is a lack of a photo of the site (there are few photos online but none suitably licensed, and I'm not keen on a 200 km round trip to take one myself). I have clarified the sourcing for the bulleted list. Would you mind pointing me to uncited content in the lead, please? I assume you are aware of MOS:CITELEAD. With regards to NPOV, I've consulted another book that I've got in my library (and I'm not sure why I hadn't looked at it before) and its author is (or was) the authority on Banks Peninsula history. He uses the words "Te Rauparaha's chiefs were ambushed and killed within the pa in what seemed to be ... a well-judged pre-emptive strike ..." hence I don't think that the previous wording was out of line, but I've changed it nonetheless. The "offending passage", including the word "treachery", has been reworded and it should now be neutral enough. With regards to the complexity of the whole conflict, we will have to disagree on that point. There is, as you can imagine, a whole lot more to it and I have tried hard to distill it down to the bare essentials to give readers enough context without them having to read other articles before they can understand what was going on. Have a look and let me know what you think. Once again, thanks for checking this DYK nomination. Schwede66 06:00, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
Here it is, looking southeastwards into the bay; Takapūneke is just right of the last of the residential housing on the far side. What a great anchorage!
Chart showing holding ground
  • Ah, the pitfalls of trying to review something one knows nothing about... at least I'll ask all the stupid questions. Thank you for your patience, bug), and the page was always copyvio-free. Check. Thank you very much for adding the Infobox and locator map. Thanks for clarifying the list refs; that should have been clear to me, but was not. "the events subsequently called the Elizabeth affair" is uncited, and I should have specified that initially; I do not consider this serious and you can leave it if you like. The lede also states that Tama-i-hara-nui was tortured and killed; his Dictionary of New Zealand Biography entry says he was certainly killed, and that most accounts agree that agree that he was tortured by the wives of the eight Ngāti Toa chiefs, but this is not in the body of the article, so it is not cited.
I wasn't advocating that you remove detail on the conflict from the article; I was trying to say that I was not insisting you go on to add every detail you could find. I should have noticed that this could be ambiguous in a text-only channel. Your goal of distillation seems good. Certainly I wasn't suggesting that you go there and take photos; I was actually thinking of a live zoomable OSM map, as at Ōnawe Peninsula. However, you prompted me to poke around Commons, and I did find a (very high-res) panorama that shows it, but no closer images. It's also technically shown in File:Bucht in Neuseeland.jpg.[1]
On neutrality: if you have a book source which says that the Ngāti Toa were only pretending to want to trade for greenstone ("pre-emptive strike" does not quite imply that the Ngāti Toa did not come to trade for greenstone on that occasion), then "pretence" is fine; otherwise it might be better something like "Eight of Te Rauparaha's chiefs were killed after they had entered Kaiapoi Pā claiming that they wished to trade for greenstone". It seems that the Ngāti Toa had just razed one or two Ngāi Tahu pās, which does rather cast suspicion on the intentions of the eight chiefs, but this is supposition; I would have no objection to your leaving the reader to make it, or quoting an RS making it. The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography says (of an immediately preceeding conflict): "Tama-i-hara-nui was less than enthusiastic to fight when he saw the returning refugees were armed with muskets, although his party also had guns", which seems to contradict the statement that the Ngāi Tahu had no guns (though they might have had far fewer); possibly I have missed something here.
The rest of this is suggestions, not review. Ignoramus-perspective again, but while I don't fully understand the roots of this conflict, it seems that John Stewart's involvement was very simply grounded in a payment of 50 tonnes of muka (which implies, rather appallingly, that he set a value on human life of three or more lives to the tonne of muka). Would it make sense to mention that Te Rauparaha hired or chartered the brig and captain? This need not take more than one or two words, and seems relevant to the subsequent legal proceedings. I attempted to give a hint of the nature of the causal link to the Treaty of Waitangi; crit welcome. I've globalized the New Zealand English slightly by referring to Phormium tenax as "harakeke flax", as it makes the later statements about collecting flax make more sense than if one is imagining retting the stems of purple-flowering plants in the corner of a field... if you object feel free to revert or modify. I've also modified flax, as Wikipedia readers include speakers of New Zealand English Face-smile.svg. HLHJ (talk) 19:34, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
HLHJ, thanks for taking such a deep interest. Rather than writing a long and detailed response, I shall work through the list by individual edits and documenting what I've done in edit responses. As for the photos, yes, I've also done a deep search on Commons. The photo you included on this page is taken from Hilltop; it's "the photo stop" when you travel to Akaroa as it's the first (and best) place to gain a view of Akaroa Harbour. The peninsula at the beginning of the bay is Ōnawe, by the way. As for a photo of Takapūneke itself, I took one of the sewage treatment plant a few years ago but it's vanished. I've only recently become aware of Takapūneke's historical significance, which is somewhat surprising given my deep interest in local history. Schwede66 21:09, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
I'm afraid I tend to overdo DYK reviews, Schwede66. I've made suggestions that go far beyond DYK requirements; don't feel obliged. The lack of photos on Commons does rather suggest that the site is not a major tourist destination (well, so did building a sewage plant). Thank you for documenting it; the article will now be accessible through many map interfaces. In https://teara.govt.nz/en/ngai-tahu/page-6). HLHJ (talk) 22:17, 7 March 2020 (UTC)

No trouble. It's not a tourist destination whatsoever! If and when the national reserve status goes through that'll presumably change. It's good to have a decent article for it, though. I've finished working through the feedback; thanks heaps for taking so much interest. The article is all the better for it. Schwede66 22:53, 7 March 2020 (UTC)

  • Jeez! Move all this to article talk please! Johnbod (talk) 03:47, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg See further discussion on Talk:Takapūneke. @Schwede66: Nearly ready; conflicting accounts of an episode in a war still need a bit of work for neutrality. HLHJ (talk) 02:49, 27 March 2020 (UTC)


  1. ^ There are a lot of near-misses: the headland on the right hosts the Britomart Monument shown at File:Akaroa 4 (31225076752).jpg. Also, File:Akaroa village grassland (Unsplash).jpg, view of the headland which hides the bay, far right, the bit just hidden behind the foreground hills to the far right here and here, and File:Banks Peninsula.JPG


  • ... that Upāli, the disciple of the Buddha who was most learned in monastic discipline, used to be a simple barber? Source:"Originally, Upāli had been a low-caste barber in the service of the Mrozik 2004)

5x expanded by Farang Rak Tham (talk) and Spasemunki (talk). Nominated by Farang Rak Tham (talk) at 22:38, 25 February 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on February 26

Bahra 1

  • ... that Bahra 1 is the oldest permanent settlement south of [10]

Created by Aszu23 (talk). Self-nominated at 17:15, 2 March 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New, long and neutral enough. I'd add Kuwait to the hook. But I can't see the hook fact in the article, though it does check out from the linked ref. Please add. Johnbod (talk) 15:56, 9 March 2020 (UTC)
As far as I can tell the relevant quote is ...which would make it the oldest cult building not only in Kuwait but in the whole Persian Gulf region; however, this appears to be referring only to a specific complex and not the settlement as a whole. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 23:05, 10 March 2020 (UTC)
It's very clearly stated in the linked source - it just needs adding to the article. Johnbod (talk) 00:21, 11 March 2020 (UTC)
The nominator hasn't edited since the day of the nomination, so I've left them a message. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:18, 12 March 2020 (UTC)
I added information and a source from the hook, thank you! Aszu23 (talk) 23:11, 18 March 2020 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg Resuming. Hook & source now ok, but Earwig, which I hadn't done before, now picks up:

Article: "Objects found inside the settlement attest to the strong ties with southern Mesopotamia. Contacts with Ubaid centers in Mesopotamia are evidenced mainly by a large number of imported pottery, both richly-decorated luxury vessels and undecorated storage vessels. Small objects of fired clay, possibly personal adornments, are also typical of the Ubaid culture. However, Bahra 1 also yielded objects typical of the so-called Arabian Neolithic: pottery (so-called Coarse Red Ware)"

[pcma.uw.edu.pl/en/2019/04/21/bahra-1-2 Source]:"...but at the same time to have had strong relations with southern Mesopotamia. Contacts with Ubaid centers in Mesopotamia are evidenced by a large number of imported pottery, both richly-decorated luxury vessels /6, 7, 8/ and undecorated storage vessels. Small objects of fired clay /11/ – possibly personal adornments /12/ – are also typical of the Ubaid culture. However, also found were objects characteristic of the so-called Arabian Neolithic: pottery (so-called Coarse Red Ware ..."

That's the only problemmatic bit, but it's too much. Notifying nominator. And "in Kuwait" still needs adding imo. Johnbod (talk) 18:19, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

Nikita Salogor

Moldavian irredentist map
Moldavian irredentist map
  • ... that in June 1946 Nikita Salogor called for expanding the borders of Soviet Moldavia (territorial claims pictured), which may explain why he was removed from his position as Moldavian leader in July? Salogor's full report to Stalin on expanding the borders, its context, and the authors' theory that this is why Salogor was fired, in Igor Cașu, Virgil Pâslariuc, "Chestiunea revizuirii hotarelor RSS Moldovenești: de la proiectul 'Moldova Mare' la proiectul 'Basarabia Mare' și cauzele eșecului acestora (decembrie 1943 – iunie 1946)", in Archiva Moldaviæ, Vol. II, 2010, pp. 275–370

5x expanded by Dahn (talk). Self-nominated at 07:18, 29 February 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on February 28

Ulrich Stranz

  • ... that Ulrich Stranz composed a Musik für Klavier und Orchester Nr. 1 for piano and orchestra, premiered in Munich in 1983 with soloist [11]

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 23:22, 6 March 2020 (UTC).

  • I would really suggest that a different hook be proposed here, as it basically says that a composer composed a work. It says nothing about his life, career, or accomplishments. In addition, the hook as written would only appeal to those interested in European classical music and not to a broad international audience, as it mentions niche topics such as a Munich performance or a soloist that most people have not heard of. I would suggest that a different hook be written about him, something that would make even someone not interested in classical music want to learn more about him. Perhaps the part that goes Stranz spent two years at the electronic studio in Utrecht could be a good starting point here? I'm really wondering what an electronic studio has to do with classical music.
As an additional comment, the part which goes Stranz died in Zürich shortly before his 58th birthday of cancer. He was buried at the Fluntern Cemetery. is unreferenced. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:07, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
You are right, and I am busy, and know little about the person. Patience please. - Look at Stockhausen perhaps to understand how much classical contemporary music has to do with electronic music. The composer who recently died won the Pulitzer prize for a completely electronic piece of music. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:03, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

Haʻaheo Kaniu

Created by KAVEBEAR (talk). Self-nominated at 05:14, 29 February 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg I think I like ALT0 the best, but the word "stole" doesn't seem to exactly reflect the relevant paragraph in the article. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 23:35, 10 March 2020 (UTC)
I was trying to make it more hooky. How about changing it to "took". KAVEBEAR (talk) 04:33, 11 March 2020 (UTC)
I think that sounds more accurate. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:03, 11 March 2020 (UTC)
There technically hasn't been a real review. Changing ALT0 to took doesn't make sense and adding anymore details like stole the future king Kalākaua away to raise as a baby? just makes it more bland. How about just ALT1? KAVEBEAR (talk) 04:21, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
ALT1 is the better option actually. I apologize for the late reply as I had gotten into some real-life issues lately, but I'll try to do a full review by tomorrow if not later. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 23:58, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Article meets newness and length requirements. Assuming good faith for the offline sources. No close paraphrasing found. QPQ done. At this time, neither hook appears to be suitable. As mentioned above, in the case of ALT0, nothing in the article implies that the subject "stole" the baby. As for ALT1, the wording in the article doesn't seem to mention a "fight over" adoption with Kuini Liliha; in fact, Liliha only seems to be mentioned once all article. There appears to have been some custody battle involved, but as far as I can tell ith the current wording, it actually involved a different person other than Liliha; please correct me if I'm misinterpreting the wording. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 09:35, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: How about that? KAVEBEAR (talk) 09:44, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
While more accurate, it doesn't really sounds like a "hooky" hook. Perhaps a new direction is needed here. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:00, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 29

Daulat (Mughal painter)

Self-portrait by Daulat
Self-portrait by Daulat

Created by Johnbod (talk). Self-nominated at 18:26, 2 March 2020 (UTC).

J. David Jentsch

Created by Jesswade88 (talk). Nominated by Achaea (talk) at 20:07, 1 March 2020 (UTC).

John Tiedtke

5x expanded by 7&6=thirteen (), Wilcley (talk), and StrayBolt (talk). Self-nominated at 19:19, 1 March 2020 (UTC).

ALT 1 ... that John Tiedtke, an heir to a grocery and department store fortune, was the philanthropic founder of a Bach festival?
  • @7&6=thirteen: Hi, I will review this. I don't know what happened with the wikicode, but I fixed it. I respect that Cunard has contributed greatly to this page's AFD discussion to show that it's notable, but unfortunately, he has never edited the article so I have removed his name from the nomination. epicgenius (talk) 21:12, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • @7&6=thirteen: I don't think he "founded" the Winter Park Bach Festival, but kept it going. StrayBolt (talk) 21:26, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • If this is the case, the article and hook should be amended accordingly. epicgenius (talk) 21:39, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • He was Chairman of the Board of Trustees for over 50 years.[12] StrayBolt (talk) 21:46, 1 March 2020 (UTC)

General eligibility:

  • New Enough: Green tickY
  • Long Enough: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Red XN - Currently subject of AFD, so that will have to be resolved before this is approved or denied.

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg epicgenius (talk) 21:17, 1 March 2020 (UTC)

Reply I have put in multiple sources establishing that the Tiedtke Family Mausoleum is at Woodlawn Cemetery (Toledo, Ohio). The only source I could find that explicitly places his remains in the crypt is this one at Did you know at Find a Grave. I do not have access to Woodlawn Cemetery records. I know that there are those who opine that Find a Grave is "not a reliable source." I've always thought that to be doctrinaire and not well thought out. In any event, I have no better source at my finger tips.
The proposed alternate hook is fine with me.
The AFD will soon be inevitably and satisfactorily resolved in due course. 7&6=thirteen () 15:40, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
epicgenius AFD closed as KEEP. Per the closer: "The result was keep Since relisting to allow for examination of the sources, a consensus has emerged that the article should be kept." 7&6=thirteen () 13:32, 3 March 2020 (UTC)
Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Everything looks in order, but since I can't approve my own hooks, we will have to wait for another reviewer. epicgenius (talk) 14:12, 3 March 2020 (UTC)
I like it. Great work on this article! Lightburst (talk) 04:03, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
Hook tweaked. AFD closed as Keep. We only need a new reviewer? 7&6=thirteen () 12:16, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 1

Provincial Mental Sanatorium Kortau

  • ... that hundreds of patients of the Provincial Mental Sanatorium Kortau died in Nazi Germany's Aktion T4 euthanasia program? Sascha Topp et.al.: "Die Provinz Ostpreußen und die nationalsozialistische „Euthanasie“: SS - „Aktion Lange“ und „Aktion T4“: p. 40 (engl. transl.) : "Probably far more than 400 patients came from there [Kortau] to Saxony in July 1941, where a smaller part of 78 patients were killed directly in the Pirna / Sonnenstein killing center using carbon monoxide gas. The greater part of the patient group was distributed in the interim system (...) of the same killing center in order to be later classified according to the killing capacity of Sonnenstein."

Created by HerkusMonte (talk). Self-nominated at 13:48, 1 March 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 2

William Tennent III

  • ... that colonial-American minister p.161

Created by MB (talk). Self-nominated at 23:10, 4 March 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new enough and long enough. Hook is within proper limits and is interesting. However, there are duplicate links in the body of the text. i.e.William Tennent and South Carolina General Assembly. Also, citations for book sources Howe(1858), Ramsey(1870), Kidd(2007), Bailey(1981), Krawczynski(2001), and Kramer(1953) lack page number designations. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 21:22, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
Gwillhickers, Having no duplicate links is not a DYK requirement, nor is referencing specific page numbers. As I recall, most or all of the sources only had about one page on Tennent, so I didn't bother with page numbers. The article can be edited by everyone should anyone want to make those kind of changes, but I don't think they are necessary. MB 02:03, 17 March 2020 (UTC)
DYK criteria pertains to the hook size, length of the article, new enough, etc. You will not find rules and guidelines listed under DYK criteria. It was my understanding that DYK nominations must follow the same rules and guidelines { 1, 2 ) as do all articles. If this is, for some reason, something you refuse to do, or can't be bothered with, good luck with the next reviewer. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 02:53, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

Blakenhall, Cheshire

  • Reviewed: Greyfriars, Winchelsea
  • Comment: Prefer the main hook; the alt is in case the sourcing is not deemed clear enough to support "one of ... earliest documented" wording.

5x expanded by Espresso Addict (talk). Self-nominated at 22:57, 5 March 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 3

Hack of Jeff Bezos' phone

Created/expanded by M1nhm (talk). Self-nominated at 11:18, 5 March 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Date and length fine. However I have some serious concerns about this. First of all, the article is written in broken and ungrammatical English. Second of all, that title is very provocative and in my view seems to violate WP:NDESC. Thirdly, this is very WP:NPOV here and those hooks could not be accepted at all as they, and the article seem close to libellous if we ran them (article says the alleged hack came from the Prince's phone, but that doesn't prove he sent them). @M1nhm:, can you answer my concerns because I have to be honest, I am very close to declining this at the moment. But may ask advice from WT:DYK. God Save the Queen! (talk) 20:40, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
    • @theguardian . I was going to change the title to "allegation to hacked of jeff's phone", but it is n't true. Please note that the phone was hacked (it is fact) but hacking by Saudi crown is questionable. So that I think the current title is true because I said nothing about who did the hack into the title.For WP:NPOV: I tried to collect all of the opinions in the article. Anyway please give me more time to find and fix NPOV issues. M1nhm (talk) 08:07, 9 March 2020 (UTC)
      • If that was copyedited, I suggest you ask someone else because it clearly wasn't done by someone who was fully familiar with the English language. Examples: " the massage was sent from the personal account of the crown prince", "after the National Enquirer has released details of Bezos's private life". I'm sure you can see how this is clearly incorrect English, looks a lot like a google translate attempt to me. It will need some serious cleanup before we can even consider promoting this @M1nhm:. God Save the Queen! (talk) 16:12, 9 March 2020 (UTC)
        • I tried to review the article and fixed the problem that were mentioned by you. If there are problems, please let me know. M1nhm (talk) 06:48, 14 March 2020 (UTC)
          • @The C of E: Excuse me, I would like to know your opinion about the recent changes in the article. M1nhm (talk) 06:30, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

@Valereee and The C of E:I tried to review the article and fixed the problem that were mentioned by you.I sent a message to you at article talk and waiting for your reply.M1nhm (talk) 06:23, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

M1nhm I don't think The C of E's major concern as expressed at the DYK link he gave above (now archived) has been fixed, and on rereading the article and the sources, I'm not sure it can be without stripping out everything that says it was bin Salman who did it. We don't usually want to say "it has been alleged" "The allegation is" "it was found" etc. We want to attribute this kind of thing. We want to say, "So-and-so alleges" and "Person X found" but unfortunately the sources dance around who exactly is alleging and finding this, too. And they're going around in circles -- the telegraph says the guardian reported it, for instance. And then there's the "highly probable" with "medium-to-high confidence" issue. I don't think this works for DYK, and frankly I'm a little leery of it being an article. --valereee (talk) 09:58, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
The C of E, I've done a complete overhaul of the article, if you'd be willing to take another look. --valereee (talk) 11:50, 29 March 2020 (UTC) ETA: we're going to need some new ALTs, too, neither of these will work. --valereee (talk) 12:04, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

ALT2 ... that analysts claimed Jeff Bezos's phone was hacked because of https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/jan/21/amazon-boss-jeff-bezoss-phone-hacked-by-saudi-crown-prince "Saudi experts – dissidents and analysts – told the Guardian they believed Bezos was probably targeted because of his ownership of the Post and its coverage of Saudi Arabia. Khashoggi’s critical columns about Mohammed bin Salman and his campaign of repression against activists and intellectuals rankled the crown prince and his inner circle." --valereee (talk) 13:25, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

Kathleen Pelham Burn

Kathleen Pelham Burn
Kathleen Pelham Burn
  • Reviewed: Thomas I. Gasson
  • Comment: New creation of article; a version I have never seen was deleted last year in a user copyvio investigation.

Created by Kingsif (talk). Self-nominated at 21:31, 4 March 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 4

Art pottery

Art pottery "wave bowl" (not radioactive)
Art pottery "wave bowl" (not radioactive)
  • ... that the interest art pottery took in ceramic glaze effects led to some pieces still being slightly radioactive today? Source: Bergesen, Victoria, Bergesen's Price Guide: British Ceramics, 1992, Barrie & Jenkins, ISBN 0712653821; for general info on radioactive ceramics, see Radon, Health and Natural Hazards, Editors: G.K. Gillmore, F.E. Perrier, R.G.M. Crockett, pp. 50-52, 2018, Geological Society of London, ISBN google books

Created by Johnbod (talk). Self-nominated at 17:48, 12 March 2020 (UTC).

H. E. Merritt

Churchill tank
Churchill tank
  • Reviewed: To be done
  • Comment: Still expanding it

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 23:05, 10 March 2020 (UTC).

Review by Amakuru:

  • New ☑Y
  • Long enough ☑Y
  • Within policy
    • is neutral ☑Y
    • cites sources with inline citations ☑Y
    • is free of close paraphrasing issues, copyright violations and plagiarism -  Unlikely - I couldn't get Earwig tool to work right now, but looking at the text and a few sources I see nothing obvious.
  • Hook
    • Fewer than 200 characters (shorter is better) ☑Y
    • interesting to a broad audience ☑Y
    • hook fact is accurate and cited with an inline citation in the article ☒N - The hook fact is seemingly only mentioned in a picture caption and is not directly cited at the moment
    • neutral and does not focus unduly on negative aspects of living people ☑Y
  • Other
    • QPQ – all nominators who have five or more DYK credits must review another article. ☒N - not yet done.
  • Image must
    • be free (no fair use) ☑Y
    • be used in the article ☑Y
    • show up well at small size (100 × 100px) ☑Y

Symbol question.svg Summary: Needs the hook to be cited properly, and a QPQ done, then it should be good to go.  — Amakuru (talk) 00:14, 23 March 2020 (UTC)


Created by Feminist (talk). Self-nominated at 05:18, 4 March 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 5

HBCU band

Drum majors of the Jackson State University marching band
Drum majors of the Jackson State University marching band

Created by Chetsford (talk). Self-nominated at 00:53, 6 March 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 6

Ball Farm

Ball Farm, Hankelow
Ball Farm, Hankelow
  • Alt1: ... that Ball Farm (pictured), in the small Cheshire village of Hankelow, might once have been used as a district court?
  • Reviewed: Michela Gallagher, Aberbargoed Grasslands
  • Comment: Double hook; Ball Farm is new (11 March), Hankelow (6 March) is an expansion. There is a little overlap but both are well over the minimum. The date is given in several places but the listing gives a wide range hence the alt.

Created/expanded by Espresso Addict (talk). Self-nominated at 08:27, 12 March 2020 (UTC).

HP Slate 21

Created by Feminist (talk). Self-nominated at 10:08, 6 March 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 7

George Pechell Mends

  • ... that in the age before photography, drawing skills were a requirement of junior naval officers? Source:https://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/learning/resources/history-marine-art)
    • 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 Broichmore (talk). Self-nominated at 16:35, 12 March 2020 (UTC).

  • Broichmore, Yeah that is exactly what a QPQ is. You get QPQ when you review a did you know nomination. ~~ CAPTAIN MEDUSAtalk 17:41, 12 March 2020 (UTC)

General eligibility:

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Red XN - new hook needed that is related to the subject.
  • Other problems: Green tickY
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg Can be approved after the comments above have been resolved. ~~ CAPTAIN MEDUSAtalk 17:07, 19 March 2020 (UTC)

Michela Gallagher

Created by Achaea (talk). Self-nominated at 21:42, 7 March 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Long enough, nominated in time. QPQ done. Article is not negative. Hooks are both concise and interesting. The main hook needs more wikilinks, at least to the two diseases.
  • However, I think the sourcing needs work throughout eg newsletters and ScienceDaily summaries are not considered sufficiently reliable to make claims, particularly relating to medical topics, which must be supported by WP:MEDRS-compliant sources. Given the sourcing quality, there is a problem with making claims and talking about what her company is doing without promotion. Gallagher's research seems highly cited and should be treated in depth in much more reliable sources.
  • The source for the main hook does not seem to meet MEDRS requirements, which would be necessary to talk about a drug for use in humans. Alt1 is supported by a newsletter from Johns Hopkins, which is not sufficiently independent to make a claim.
  • Earwig[18] found some minor overlap with [19] and other sources, which could do with rephrasing.
  • Another problem I see is that the article is rather stub-like, and not fully wikified. It's not always easy to find year of birth and country of birth (if American, why go to UCL?) for living scientists who shun the limelight, but without those key biographical elements it feels less a biography than a career summary and company profile. You should link her Johns Hopkins home page [20], CV [21] and Google Scholar profile [22]. I did find a few tidbits from a brief web browse:
  • She served as Editor-in-Chief of [23]) -- the latter article has more on her research c. 2001
  • Per her CV, she's also an elected fellow of several societies, which should be included, especially if an independent source can be located.
  • She originally studied fine arts[24]
  • She was one of the first two women to graduate from [25] (and above)
  • Past Chair of Johns Hopkins Department of Psychological and Brain Science & Vice Provost of Academic Affairs and Faculty for 4 yrs (as above)
Espresso Addict (talk) 10:32, 12 March 2020 (UTC)
  • @Espresso Addict: Thanks for the review, I'll try to address your points asap. I'm don't think WP:MEDRS is really applicable here, because it is about what science she does, rather than saying that the claims are true. I can add her own articles on the studies, but these would not count as secondary sources for the scientist, only for the topic (e.g. can use them in the mild cognitive impairment article). I'm happy to just go with the second ALT though, if you're worried about the first one. Also, all the overlap on Earwig are names of her position or of the prizes she's won, I really cannot rephrase those things, as they are just simply names.
I will have a look of adding in that information, obvious you are also welcome to. However, the article is long enough and a start article, so following the rules of DYK, that shouldn't be a reason to stop the DYK, right? Thanks! Achaea (talk) 11:27, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
  • @Espresso Addict: Have added in the information that I could find sources for and a few more medical sources. Achaea (talk) 18:14, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
Some very nice suggestions. While they are not necessary for DYK, I have added them because it makes for a very interesting article. Thanks to the original editor for starting this :-) Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 19:36, 23 March 2020 (UTC)

Sikkim tea

Temi tea garden, Sikkim, India
Temi tea garden, Sikkim, India

Created by Dishita Bhowmik (talk). Self-nominated at 07:56, 7 March 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 8

Thomas Stephens (historian)

  • ... that Thomas Stephens (1821–75) was the first Welsh historian to employ rigorous scientific methods and did more to raise the standards of the National Eisteddfod than any other Welshman of his time? Source: a. "[Stephens] is generally considered to have been the first Welsh literary critic to adopt a scientific method and to have done more, as an adjudicator, to raise the standards of the National Eisteddfod and to win for it the confidence of scholars, than any other Welshman of his time." Stephens, Meic, ed. (1986). Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 563.
    b. "Stephens was almost the first native Welsh scholar of this century to apply a rigidly scientific method to the study of Welsh history and literature." Thomas, Daniel Lleufer. "Stephens, Thomas (DNB00): Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 54". Wikisource.
  • Reviewed: 3rd DYK nomination, 1 article reviewed previously

5x expanded by RLO1729 (talk). Self-nominated at 02:45, 12 March 2020 (UTC).

Afşin-Elbistan C power station

Created by Chidgk1 (talk). Self-nominated at 06:32, 10 March 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 9

Barbara H. Bowman

Created/expanded by Citing (talk). Self-nominated at 21:15, 10 March 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Long enough, nominated in time, should perhaps be moved to 10th when created (but that might be a timezone issue). No QPQ noted but editor appears not to have any DYK credits. No obvious neutrality problems in the article but unfortunately I think some work is still needed before this is ready for DYK.
  • The hook is concise & interesting to me, but might need a bit of unpacking for the general reader.
  • The source is not cited inline with the fact in the article.
  • Earwig seems completely down at the moment but a spot check found too much similarity to the wording in Ref 1.
  • Despite the length, I'd still characterise the article as a stub. For example, it is missing the timeline of her career -- it jumps from doctorate to death in Life section -- usually there's a position-by-position account with dates. The Life section needs breaking up, and the honours part moving to Legacy or under Awards and honors.
  • There are also major problems with the sourcing. Most of the Research career section is not sourced, or sourced only to primary sources. Most of the material in the infobox also needs a source.
  • Full details needed for refs 1 (not clear from pages that it is just the legend to the cover), 2, 3
Espresso Addict (talk) 05:04, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

Charles Spencer Francis

Francis in 1906
Francis in 1906
  • Reviewed: Review not necessary — less than 5 DYKs.

Created by Javert2113 (talk). Self-nominated at 03:07, 9 March 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg I would suggest that more context about Francis be added to the hooks: it is not really unusual or even uncommon that children of diplomats would go on to become diplomats themselves. I would advise proposing hooks that focus specifically on Francis's diplomatic career, independent of his father. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:11, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
That actually sounds much better and more unusual, although there's something that needs to be clarified: was it the world record in general, or only for intercollegiate sports? I've also linked to single scull as I don't think it's a term that general audiences would be familiar with. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:10, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
Hmm, just intercollegiate, per his NYT obituary. Blast, sorry that this DYK is such a pickle, Narutolovehinata5. Javert2113 (Siarad.|¤) 02:31, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
I think it's still okay even if it was simply intercollegiate, ALT2 will just need to be revised accordingly. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 03:11, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
Okay. Made the change. (Appreciate the formatting fix, Mandarax!) Javert2113 (Siarad.|¤) 12:54, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
That sounds good. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 04:01, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

Wonderful. Thank you so much! Javert2113 (Siarad.|¤) 12:49, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new enough, long enough, adequately sourced. Unable to check for close paraphrasing due to technical issues with Earwigs, but I am assuming good faith for the sources provided. ALT2 is the best option; AGF on sourcing as the NYT source is paywalled on my end. No QPQ needed. The article wording could need some brushing up: the phrase The diplomatic life was not done with him yet does not sound formal or encyclopedic and may need to be rephrased. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:08, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
    • All right, I'll make it sound stiff. (I kid.) Javert2113 (Siarad.|¤) 12:15, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
@Javert2113: Thanks, I think the article looks a lot better now. I could suggest that ALT2 be slightly rephrased to emphasize that his record was set when he was still a student, like perhaps mentioning "while at Cornell University" before "diplomat" or making it clear that he wasn't a diplomat yet at the time but became one later. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 09:38, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
All right. Made the change — ALT2: "... that U.S. diplomat Charles Spencer Francis, while a student at Cornell University, set the world record for intercollegiate single-scull rowing". Thank you for your help, again! Javert2113 (Siarad.|¤) 11:37, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, that sounds better. However, it could probably still be revised further since it can be easy to misinterpret the hook as meaning that he was already a diplomat while a student. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 12:13, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
ALT2: "... that Cornell University student Charles Spencer Francis, later the United States Ambassador to Austria, set the world record for intercollegiate single-scull rowing"? Javert2113 (Siarad.|¤) 20:34, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
Almost there, just needs to specify the year to make it clear that this isn't a recent record. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 09:08, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 10

St. Kolumba, Cologne

  • ... that the remains of St. Kolumba in Cologne after Wolrd War II bombing, a wall and a statue of Mary, are now part of a chapel within the Kolumba museum? Source: several
  • Reviewed: to come

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 18:17, 17 March 2020 (UTC).


A bed bug
A bed bug

Improved to Good Article status by Chiswick Chap (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk). Nominated by Cwmhiraeth (talk) at 06:26, 17 March 2020 (UTC).

Dana Fischer

Dana Fischer at GP Los Angeles 2019
Dana Fischer at GP Los Angeles 2019

Moved to mainspace by GRuban (talk). Self-nominated at 16:26, 10 March 2020 (UTC).

Elisabeth Lindermeier

  • Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/Nelson House & Rotherhithe Street

Moved to mainspace by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 12:09, 10 March 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 11

Beyond the Stellar Empire (play-by-mail game)

  • ... that Beyond the Stellar Empire was an open-ended play-by-mail game where players could join corporations, alien races, or a space pirate band called Raiders of the Imperial Periphery (RIP)? Source: Stephen Marte, (1987). "Beyond the Stellar Empire". Paper Mayhem: The Informative Play By Mail Magazine. March/April 1987 (#23), p. 6.
    • ALT1:... that the play-by-mail game Beyond the Stellar Empire was part of the "stomping grounds" of the genre's top players, allowing them to govern a space colony or join a space pirate band? Source: Stephen Marte, (1987). "Beyond the Stellar Empire". Paper Mayhem: The Informative Play By Mail Magazine. March/April 1987 (#23), p. 6.
  • Reviewed: This is my second DYK nomination so I believe I have a grace period of a few nominations before required reviews.

Created by Airborne84 (talk). Self-nominated at 23:24, 12 March 2020 (UTC).

Corporate debt bubble

Created by Featous (talk). Self-nominated at 00:41, 12 March 2020 (UTC).

Open Secrets: India's Intelligence Unveiled

  • ... that of all the memoirs written by intelligence operatives Open Secrets is one of the most vainglorious?
Source: "A good many exposes of the CIA, the FBI and the MI5 and MI6 have been published. None of them, however, was written in the manner Dhar writes. None of the intelligence operators was as vainglorious as he is." (www.jstor.org/stable/4416397. Accessed 11 Mar. 2020.Copy)

Moved to mainspace by DiplomatTesterMan (talk). Self-nominated at 08:49, 11 March 2020 (UTC).

Oxford Vulgate

Title page of the first volume of the Oxford Vulgate
Title page of the first volume of the Oxford Vulgate

Created by Veverve (talk). Self-nominated at 19:40, 11 March 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol delete vote.svg Veverve, DYK is for material new to Wikipedia. Unfortunately, this nomination is mostly of pre-existing material split off from the Vulgate article: according to the WMFLabs Duplication detector, 3230 prose characters (of a total of 3654) were copied, and none of it was new material created within the past seven days. According to DYK rules, material copied from another article must be expanded to five times its original size, which in this case would require an article containing a minimum of 16,150 prose characters. (The same was true of your other split-off article, Benedictine Vulgate, and why it, too, has been marked as ineligible—the expansion required is prohibitive.) I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings; best of luck with future DYK submissions, where original articles that don't include material from other articles need only a minimum of 1500 prose characters. BlueMoonset (talk) 00:27, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Benedictine Vulgate

Title page of the first volume of the Benedictine Vulgate, 1926
Title page of the first volume of the Benedictine Vulgate, 1926

Created by Veverve (talk). Self-nominated at 19:34, 11 March 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol delete vote.svg Ineligible - mostly a spin-off from Vulgate, with the starting material not expanded x 5. Johnbod (talk) 21:39, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

Tamara Levitt

Created by Jauerback (talk). Self-nominated at 21:37, 13 March 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 12

Peter Minich

  • Reviewed: to come

5x expanded by Gerda Arendt (talk) and Charles01 (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 15:10, 19 March 2020 (UTC).

Darmstädter Ferienkurse

1957 course with Karlheinz Stockhausen
1957 course with Karlheinz Stockhausen
  • ... that the Darmstädter Ferienkurse (1957 course pictured) were initiated in 1946 [as a meeting of composers, performers and philosophers,] to connect German [30]
  • Reviewed: Igor Matovič
  • Comment: Too long, and we could say much more about these legendary courses, Stockhausen, award, impact ...

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk), Grimes2 (talk), and Jerome Kohl (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 16:34, 16 March 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 13

Bartsia alpina

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 07:04, 20 March 2020 (UTC).

Selin Şahin

Created by CeeGee (talk). Self-nominated at 09:49, 15 March 2020 (UTC).

It's a Crime (play-by-mail game)

  • ... that players chose their own gang names such as "Killer Penguins", "Molly Maguires", and "Zaphod Beeblebrox" in the play-by-mail game It's a Crime which won Origins Awards in 1986 and 1989? Source: John F. Hainly, (1988). "From Street Punk to Godfather Part 1: The Making of A Mob Boss or "My Son, The Criminal"". Paper Mayhem: The Informative Play By Mail Magazine. July/August 1988 (#31), p.8; John F. Hainly, (1988). "From Street Punk to Godfather Part 2: The Struggle for Godfather or "Making Offers You Can't Refuse"". Paper Mayhem: The Informative Play By Mail Magazine. September/October 1988 (#32): p. 8.
    • ALT1:... to achieve victory as "Godfather", players had to first succeed as a gang leader before rising to mob boss level in the play-by-mail game It's a Crime which won Origins Awards in 1986 and 1989? Source: John F. Hainly, (1988). "From Street Punk to Godfather Part 1: The Making of A Mob Boss or "My Son, The Criminal"". Paper Mayhem: The Informative Play By Mail Magazine. July/August 1988 (#31), p.6.
  • Comment: Nomination in an under-represented play-by-mail topic — shows the diversity of Wikipedia articles
  • Reviewed: This is my third DYK nomination; I believe I have a grace period of a few nominations before required reviews.

Created by Airborne84 (talk). Self-nominated at 03:39, 14 March 2020 (UTC).

Charles Wilkins (writer)

  • Reviewed: 4th DYK nomination, 1 reviewed

Improved to Good Article status by RLO1729 (talk). Self-nominated at 22:35, 13 March 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 14

Maslama ibn Hisham

  • ... that the capture of the southern caverns of Cappadocia and Ancyra by Maslama ibn Hisham c. 739 marked the Umayyad Caliphate's last territorial gains against the Byzantine Empire? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (Blankinship, Khalid Yahya. (1994) The End of the Jihad State: The Reign of Hishām ibn ʻAbd al-Malik and the Collapse of the Umayyads, p. 169.
  • Reviewed: Pending

Created by Al Ameer son (talk). Self-nominated at 02:04, 20 March 2020 (UTC).

QPQ: Red XN - Not done
Overall: Symbol question.svg New enough and long enough. Well-sourced and seems neutral and free of plagiarism (Earwig's Copyvio Detector stands at 7.4%). Hook interesting and cited here. I added a piped link to Ankara in the hook to avoid having a redirect. Once the QPQ is done it would be good to go.An additional comment - I see that the capture of Ankara by Maslama ibn Hisham is not mentioned in the History of Ankara or Timeline of Ankara articles. Perhaps this info could be added there as well? Xwejnusgozo (talk) 01:00, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

Augustus Pierce

  • ... that when Tammany Hall lost control of the New York City Board of Aldermen, the shock caused the death of Tammany Hall politician [32]
    • 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)
QPQ: Siena Piano, in progress done

Created by John M Wolfson (talk). Self-nominated at 00:54, 15 March 2020 (UTC).

Donal Reid

  • Comment: First sentence of very last paragraph. For April Fools' Day.

5x expanded by Litelad (talk). Self-nominated at 19:26, 14 March 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg 5x expansion verified. New enough, long enough, neutrally written, well referenced, no close paraphrasing seen. No QPQ needed for nominator with less than 5 DYK credits. Regarding the hook, this doesn't really fit the description of an April Fools hook, which is that the hook could be read as a double entendre. The language you're using is also inaccurate: she didn't catch fire, her coat did. I suggest writing the hook this way:
  • ALT1: ... that retired Gaelic footballer Donal Reid put out the flames when an elderly woman's coat caught fire in his local church? Yoninah (talk) 18:16, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

Sato Project

Grisly, a 'sato' dog, rescued by Joel Brown in Old San Juan resembles a puppy Labrador
Grisly, a 'sato' dog, rescued by Joel Brown in Old San Juan resembles a puppy Labrador
  • ... that Christina Beckles the founder of Sato Project had a "dog allergy requiring weekly injections" while coordinating flights for stray dogs from Puerto Rico to the U.S. for [33]
    • ALT1:... that Christina Beckles, the founder of Sato Project, who coordinates travel of Puerto Rican stray dogs to the U.S. for [34]

Created by The Eloquent Peasant (talk). Self-nominated at 19:18, 14 March 2020 (UTC).

Giovanni Antonio Grassi

Giovanni Antonio Grassi
Giovanni Antonio Grassi

5x expanded by Ergo Sum (talk). Self-nominated at 17:48, 14 March 2020 (UTC).

American logistics in the Normandy Campaign

  • ... that of the 1,526,965 US Army servicemen in the UK in May 1944, 459,511 were part of the Services of Supply, which was responsible for [35])

Created by Hawkeye7 (talk). Self-nominated at 09:32, 14 March 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 15

Renée Gilly

  • Reviewed: Laverne Antrobus
  • Comment: The source has the cute fact that she sang Santuzza in the 1000th performance at the house, but it's not really encyclopedic, so not in the article. Sorry, I discovered this article only today, which makes the nom one day late.

Created by Kosboot (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 13:05, 23 March 2020 (UTC).

Calendrical Calculations

Created by David Eppstein (talk). Self-nominated at 22:16, 16 March 2020 (UTC).

Max C. Starkloff

Max C. Starkloff, M.D
Max C. Starkloff, M.D
  • Comment: Timely given the prevalence of social distancing for COVID-19. If you can suggest a more succinct hook, you are welcome.

Created by Peaceray (talk). Self-nominated at 06:37, 16 March 2020 (UTC).

  • Peaceray, sounds like an interesting guy. I've struck all the hooks that exceed the maximum 200 prose character count (which includes spaces), which leaves ALT2 and ALT3. BlueMoonset (talk) 00:49, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

Sylvia Rose Ashby

  • ... that Sylvia Rose Ashby was an Australian market researcher who was once threatened with arrest if she did not stop surveying popular opinion on the Second World War? Source: Crawford, Robert (19 October 2019), "A Matter of Trust: The Ashby Research Service and the Business of Market Research", Australian Economic History Review, John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd, pp. 8–9, 10.1111/aehr.12183, 0004-8992; citing Ashby, Sylvia (1978). McNair, William A.; Larbalestier, M. E. C. (eds.). Some Reflections on the First Fifty Years of Market Research in Australia 1928–1978. Sydney: Market Research Society of Australia, NSW Division. p. 27.

Created by Chris.sherlock (talk). Self-nominated at 02:34, 15 March 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 16

Haroun and the Sea of Stories (opera)

Charles Wuorinen in the 1980s
Charles Wuorinen in the 1980s
  • Reviewed: to come
  • Comment: Sorry, a day late. - We could mention the Fatwa condition of the writer, but I guess the name says enough?

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 11:34, 24 March 2020 (UTC).

2020 coronavirus pandemic in Maharashtra

Created/expanded by M4DU7 (talk). Self-nominated at 19:33, 17 March 2020 (UTC).

The McLain Family Band

The McLain Family Band at the Carter Family Fold on January 7, 2017
The McLain Family Band at the Carter Family Fold on January 7, 2017

5x expanded by Fourthords (talk). Self-nominated at 18:10, 16 March 2020 (UTC).

Hale Nauā Society

  • ... that King Kalākaua's committee to revive the Hale Nauā secret society, consisted of ten women including Queen Kapiʻolani, and only one man other than himself?

https://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/10524/509/JL33209.pdf "Those present at the initial organizing meeting of the Hale Naua on September 20, 1886, were King Kalakaua and Queen Kapi'olani, John T. Baker, Mrs. Ululani Baker, Mrs. Annie Maikai, Mrs. Hannah Kinimaka, Mrs. Hannah Lilikalani and Mrs. Grace Kaahalewai, Mrs. K. Makua, Mrs. M. Kaahu, Mrs. M. Kawelo, and Mrs. K. Keaweluaole."

    • ALT1:... that ...?

Created by Maile66 (talk). Self-nominated at 02:37, 16 March 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 17


5x expanded by Raymie (talk). Self-nominated at 01:02, 21 March 2020 (UTC).


  • ... that Slovak periodical Svedectvo claimed that the neo-Nazi Kotleba party "is the first authentic right-wing party to get into parliament and dedicate its program to defending the Christian values of our state"?
    • ALT1:... that the Slovak periodical Svedectvo receives a government subsidy, despite publishing apologist articles defending convicted war criminals?

Created by Buidhe (talk). Self-nominated at 19:32, 17 March 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 18

Henny Wolff

  • Reviewed: to come
  • Comment: please in March

5x expanded by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 18:18, 18 March 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough and large enough expansion. No textual issues. Source is in position, but I don't read German. @Gerda Arendt: I need a QPQ. Raymie (tc) 02:08, 26 March 2020 (UTC)
Raymie, I reviewed now Template:Did you know nominations/2020 Zagreb earthquake. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:01, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

Hyborian War

Improved to Good Article status by Airborne84 (talk). Self-nominated at 04:50, 20 March 2020 (UTC).

Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo

Created/expanded by Fixer88 (talk). Self-nominated at 20:14, 18 March 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Long enough. New enough. Well written; neutral. Inline citations throughout the article but missing in three areas. I've marked where they are needed. No copyright violations. The hook is ok; the fact that it's the first Vision Gran Turismo is sourced although I needed to re-read the sentence a few times. No QPQ. So, fix the CNs, (and add a QPQ if necessary.) 22:34, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

Kirk Deighton SSSI

Great crested newt
Great crested newt

Moved to mainspace by Storye book (talk). Self-nominated at 20:37, 18 March 2020 (UTC).

Shiny Suit Theory

Jay Electronica
Jay Electronica

Created by Nice4What (talk). Self-nominated at 18:58, 18 March 2020 (UTC).

Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World 2

Lil Uzi Vert
Lil Uzi Vert

Created by Nice4What (talk). Self-nominated at 13:58, 18 March 2020 (UTC).

  • @Kingsif: I think that this is actually a great connection! I'll try to cite the Scott Pilgrim influence into the article. I'd like to see both DYKs being run on the same day. Nice4What (talk · contribs) – (Don't forget to share a Thanks ) 16:03, 18 March 2020 (UTC)

Valery Varfolomeyev

Valery Varfolomeyev and Vladimir Putin
Valery Varfolomeyev and Vladimir Putin

Created by Spokoyni (talk). Self-nominated at 12:30, 18 March 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 19

Bishops Pond

  • Reviewed: Cape God
  • Comment: I should have nominated this yesterday.

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 07:30, 27 March 2020 (UTC).

Silke Bühler-Paschen

Created by AthalGolwen (talk). Nominated by S0793217 (talk) at 21:14, 25 March 2020 (UTC).

Chuck Wilson (USAF U-2 pilot)

Created by Skeet Shooter (talk). Self-nominated at 02:59, 25 March 2020 (UTC).

Berge equilibrium

  • Reviewed: Exempt from QPQ, but nevertheless I reviewed Disease X

Created by Astrophobe (talk). Self-nominated at 17:33, 24 March 2020 (UTC).

Khotin Uprising

  • ... that Romanian soldiers quelling the Ukrainian insurgency of Khotin were told to dress up in the winter clothes of suspects whom they executed? Moisa, p. 14: Înainte de a porni la drum, generalul Cleante Davidoglu a ţinut un scurt discurs mobilizator în faţa soldaţilor, ce arăta situaţia complicată în care se aflau unităţile armatei române din Basarabia. Astfel, „haine nu avem să dăm, a spus el, dar a dat ordin ca să înainteze către Hotin...”. Discursul generalului Cleante Davidoglu a fost foarte ferm şi extrem de dur, fapt remarcat de Nicolae Coroiu. Trebuia pedepsiţi toţi cei care atentau la integritatea teritorială a tânărului stat român [...]. Astfel, povesteşte Nicolae Coroiu, li s-a cerut ca acolo „unde se găsesc arme la case să-i împuşte, să dea foc caselor şi să se îmbrace cu haine de la cei vinovaţi”. Intervenţia armatei române a fost una extrem de fermă la adresa celor care susţinuseră pe bolşevici sau pe franctirorii din zonă. ("Before heading out, General Cleante Davidoglu gave a short mobilizing speech in front of his soldiers, informing them of the complicated situation facing Romanian army units in Bessarabia. Accordingly, 'we have no clothes to give you, he told us, but he gave the order to advance on Hotin..." General Cleante Davidoglu's speech was firm and extremely tough, as Nicolae Coroiu remarks. One had to punish all those who conspired against the territorial integrity of the young Romanian state [...]. Then, Nicolae Coroiu recounts, they were asked that 'where they find weapons inside the homes to shoot them [the Ukrainians], to set the houses on fire, and to dress up in the clothes of the offending parties.' The Romanian army intervention was extremely tough on those who had supported Bolsheviks or partisans from that area.")
  • ... that veterans of the Khotin Uprising formed a "Bessarabian Brigade" of the Red Army, but refused to do battle against the Ukrainian People's Army? Oliynyk, p. 136

5x expanded by Dahn (talk). Self-nominated at 08:52, 23 March 2020 (UTC).

Democracy Manifest video

  • ... that "Democracy Manifest" is a top Australian viral video and meme? 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 by 7&6=thirteen (talk), GreenC (talk), Dream Focus (talk), Lightburst (talk), Talsta (talk), and SpicyMilkBoy (talk). Nominated by 7&6=thirteen () 14:07, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

500 Queer Scientists

  • ... that 500 Queer Scientists are "informally partnered" with [39]
    • 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)

Moved to mainspace by YorkshireLad (talk). Self-nominated at 00:04, 21 March 2020 (UTC).

Archie, Marry Me

Created by Saginaw-hitchhiker (talk). Nominated by JeBonSer (talk) at 22:55, 20 March 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg This is a comment rather than a review (I may review this if I have time, but for now I'm not sure if I can do it). I think a different hook has to be proposed here. The hook as written isn't really a hook, it's a statement of a fact, and it's something that's not going to catch attention among general readers. Having taken a quick look at the lede, I would suggest taking inspiration from the article sections on its production and critical reception; perhaps the fact that the song is inspired by the romance of the artist might work? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:49, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
  • How about this hook?:
I don't think that would work either, song being based on fictional characters is very common. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 07:00, 22 March 2020 (UTC)
That's a bit vague. Maybe there could be some focus on how the song was produced and written? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 05:15, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
  • ALT2 (reworded):... that the song "Archie, Marry Me" was rated as one of the best tracks on several lists of best songs in 2014? Ser (talk | sign) 10:47, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
I think I was thinking more about how the song was influenced by how the song's performers saw that their friends were getting married. The part in the lede that goes Rankin and O'Hanley were romantically linked, and had been collaborating for some time creatively. Then in their mid-twenties, they observed friends quickly being wed with derision. An editor I asked on Discord also suggested that perhaps a hook on how the song begins with bird chirps might also work. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 09:08, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
I think it's more interesting if we stick to ALT2. What do you think? Ser (talk | sign) 02:02, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
It really doesn't say much about the song itself, and a similar-enough hook could be made for any other popular song for 2014. I just don't think that direction is going to work out. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 03:03, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

Mir Jumla III

  • Reviewed: Shortly

Created by Royroydeb (talk). Self-nominated at 04:42, 20 March 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Royroydeb This nomination needs a source. There also isn't an inline source directly after this claim in the article. Samsmachado (talk) 01:46, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment 16/19 of the refs are to William Irvine (historian), born 1840. And please correct the link to the other, Chandra. Johnbod (talk) 18:20, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

60 Hudson Street, 32 Avenue of the Americas

5x expanded by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 23:18, 19 March 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 20

George Dudley

5x expanded by Flibirigit (talk). Nominated by HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk) at 18:58, 21 March 2020 (UTC).


  • ... that Oklahoma radio station KRMC dropped its [42]

5x expanded by Raymie (talk). Self-nominated at 00:37, 21 March 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 21

Electricar DV4

  • ... that the City of Birmingham operated a class of electric dustcarts? Source: De Boer, Roger F (1990). Birmingham's Electric Dustcarts. Birmingham & Midland Motor Omnibus Trust
    • ALT1:... that an electric dustcart operating in Birmingham continued to run after being hit by a bomb? Source:De Boer, Roger F (1990). Birmingham's Electric Dustcarts. Birmingham & Midland Motor Omnibus Trust. p. 25
    • ALT2:... that there is only one surviving Electricar DV4'? Source:Desmond, Kevin (2020). Electric Trucks: A History of Delivery Vehicles, Semis, Forklifts and Others. McFarland & Company. p. 240

Created by Geni (talk). Self-nominated at 20:37, 28 March 2020 (UTC).

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY - Offline/paywalled citation accepted in good faith
  • Interesting: Red XN - I like ALT1 best
  • Other problems: Red XN - Maybe can add 'in World War II' to clarify when the bomb incident happened
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg first time reviewer here - so other opinions welcome - i would go for ALT1 with the tweak to add WWII, whilst also noting that the article is only based on two sources Mujinga (talk) 12:14, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

Duncraig Castle

Duncraig Castle
Duncraig Castle
  • ... that Duncraig Castle (pictured) has been a summer home for the wealthy, a naval hospital, a girls' college and a B&B, has its own railway station, and was the subject of a reality-television show? 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)
    • 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)
  • Note: As of 20 March 2020 this article had a prose size of 1183 bytes, and it now stands at 7232 bytes so I think my expansion beginning at 15:50, 21 March 2020‎ constitutes a 5x expansion within the past seven days, even though I had actually begun working on the article two days prior to that.  — Amakuru (talk) 12:43, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
  • QPQ: Not done yet.  — Amakuru (talk) 12:43, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

5x expanded by Amakuru (talk). Self-nominated at 12:38, 28 March 2020 (UTC).


  • ... that GirlsDoPorn was in the top 20 most viewed channels on top 20 channels "Its ranking on Pornhub hovers around the 20th most popular channel"
  • Reviewed: Burkina Faso at the 2012 Summer Paralympics
  • Comment: A very disturbing topic so please comment sensitively. Looking for an experienced reviewer to check the article is fully WP:BLP-compliant before this goes to the main page. There is precedent that the main page is uncensored and unfiltered.

Created by Bilorv (talk). Self-nominated at 11:11, 25 March 2020 (UTC).

V.M.M. Nair

Created by Aumnamahashiva (talk). Self-nominated at 13:52, 24 March 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg I think if ALT1 is to be used, it will need to be revised as the abbreviations seem to be obscure outside of India. A suggestion I could give could be to mention their names in full instead of just the abbreviations. ALT0 could work on its own, but additional context may need to be provided to let international readers know the importance of the Indian Civil Service. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 07:00, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

Ecem Güzel

  • ... that the Turkish female sailor Ecem Güzel, whose mother took out a bank loan to cover the training expenses as she started sailing, managed to get a quota for the [44]

Created by CeeGee (talk). Self-nominated at 12:28, 23 March 2020 (UTC).

Tariq bin Taimur


Created by Jibco (talk) and Векочел (talk). Nominated by Векочел (talk) at 06:27, 23 March 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg First let me say that this is a fantastic fact and I think the problem that I am noting has a not-too-difficult fix. Article is new enough and just barely long enough, at 1523 characters. The hook is under 200 characters, is neutral, and is certainly interesting. The references here show that the subject's son was a sultan, but I don't see all the facts substantiated in them; however, references in the page do show this hook to be true. QPQ was done. What stops me from approving the DYK now is that I have concerns about the articles' compliance with WP:V. Specifically, the second paragraph of the article has a number of specific claims which are not cited anywhere in the article. The third paragraph does too. Those claims should all have in-line citations to comply with WP:V. This is my second DYK review, so per the intro of the reviewing guide, I invite a second opinion for my review. - Astrophobe (talk) 04:49, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
    • Astrophobe, I am not feeling particularly well at the moment so I would like to withdraw the nomination Векочел (talk) 02:15, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Yokohama Northwest Route

Created by Mccunicano (talk). Self-nominated at 19:53, 22 March 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough and long enough. QPQ present. @Mccunicano: The NHK link is broken (I get a 404) and there is no inline citation for ALT1. Otherwise, the sourcing would be fine (AGF). I don't see other textual issues. Any answer to the broken link for a week-old article/ability to invoke the NHK citation (easy enough) or a suitable replacement for the NHK source? Raymie (tc) 06:39, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
    • @Raymie: Thanks for pointing that out, NHK seems to delete stories after they have been around for a week. I've replaced the dead url with an archived url. Mccunicano☕️ 06:59, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

Willigis Jäger

Willigis Jäger in 2010
Willigis Jäger in 2010
  • Reviewed: to come

5x expanded by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 20:29, 21 March 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 22

Violin Sonata No. 1 (Stanford)

  • Reviewed: to come

Created by Graham1973 (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 20:14, 28 March 2020 (UTC).

Hellmut Stern

Hellmut Stern in 2011
Hellmut Stern in 2011
  • ... that violinist Hellmut Stern (pictured), whose family escaped Nazi Germany to China and Israel, made the first tour of the Berlin Philharmonic to Israel possible? Source: several
  • Reviewed: to come
  • Comment: ... which meant he really wanted to return to Berlin, and worked from 1967 to 1990 on the dream of the tour ...

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 20:26, 24 March 2020 (UTC).

1940 Mandatory Palestine v Lebanon football match

Created by Nehme1499 (talk). Self-nominated at 20:09, 24 March 2020 (UTC).


Created by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 03:46, 24 March 2020 (UTC).

  • Comment half de-merger from Pasquino, & not very well done. The hatnote there still begins "This article is about a genre of anonymous lampooning...." and much of it still is. Johnbod (talk) 18:27, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

Up from the Ashes (Kanye West and Dr. Dre song)

Aberdeen Bestiary phoenix painting
Aberdeen Bestiary phoenix painting

Converted from a redirect by Nice4What (talk). Self-nominated at 23:51, 22 March 2020 (UTC).

  • Comment What on earth makes you think that is a mosaic??? It's a painted miniature from a manuscript, as linked. Johnbod (talk) 13:56, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
I must've misread somewhere that it was a mosaic. Made a minor tweak. Nice4What (talk · contribs) – (Don't forget to share a Thanks ) 14:55, 23 March 2020 (UTC)

Australian Journal of Herpetology

  • Reviewed: KUOP
  • Comment: I like to think this article is pretty juicy so there are probably lots of other decent hooks if anyone has a better one.

Moved to mainspace by Bobamnertiopsis (talk). Self-nominated at 18:49, 22 March 2020 (UTC).

List of Ayushmann Khurrana performances

5x expanded by CAPTAIN MEDUSA (talk). Self-nominated at 03:40, 22 March 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 23

Srećko Albini

  • Reviewed: to come

Created by Voceditenore (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 21:17, 30 March 2020 (UTC).

American Tract Society Building

American Tract Society Building
American Tract Society Building

Created by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 23:04, 23 March 2020 (UTC).

Hans Lauda

Created by Joseph2302 (talk). Self-nominated at 21:29, 23 March 2020 (UTC).

LA Monster

Created by Nice4What (talk). Self-nominated at 14:05, 23 March 2020 (UTC).


Created by DannyS712 (talk). Self-nominated at 04:33, 23 March 2020 (UTC).

  • @DannyS712: Just a comment. Hooks need to have the article linked in them, please could you rephrase the hook to include the article's name? Cowlibob (talk) 12:21, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Forgot that bit, fixed --DannyS712 (talk) 14:53, 23 March 2020 (UTC)

Htupayon Pagoda

  • ... that the Htupayon Pagoda of Sagaing has been hit by at least five major earthquakes, and rebuilt three times? Sources: An academic journal article (Moore, Win Maung 2016: 167, 169) gives five earthquakes; a Burmese newspaper (MNA 2016) adds two more: 863 ME and 874 ME.

5x expanded by Hybernator (talk). Self-nominated at 04:41, 29 March 2020 (UTC).

Current nominations

Articles created/expanded on March 24

The Level, Brighton

  • ... that in 1814, 7,000 Brighton residents ate plum pudding and roast beef and played kiss-in-the-ring at The Level to celebrate Napoleon's defeat by the Allied powers?From Fines (2002) p26: "One momentous celebration was held in August 1814 to mark the overthrow of Napoleon. Roast beef and plum puddings were served to 7,000 people and a whole range of activities organised, such as dancing, 'foot-racing', blind-man's-buff, stoolball and 'kiss-in-the-ring'."
  • Reviewed: Pending: Hassocks will do this within the next 24 hours
  • Comment: I haven't linked War of the Sixth Coalition, Napoleon or anything like that so the focus remains on the nominated article. "By the Allied powers" could be trimmed off. Article was started by Mujinga on 24th March and expanded a bit with new references by me today (30th). The vast feast is covered by Fines (2002) (ref [11]), Erredge (1862) (ref [12]) and also several other sources, but Fines also mentions kiss-in-the-ring and the various other entertainments.

Created by Mujinga (talk) and Hassocks5489 (talk). Nominated by Hassocks5489 (talk) at 23:08, 30 March 2020 (UTC).

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me

  • Reviewed: TBD
  • Comment: ALT1's probably not allowed since we try not to do stuff about active political campaigns but just in case. Also pictures are available of both Tamaki and Valero-O'Connell for either hook, respectively.

Created by Soulbust (talk). Nominated by Bobamnertiopsis (talk) at 20:32, 26 March 2020 (UTC).

Tanitoluwa Adewumi

  • ...Eight-year-old Tanitoluwa Adewumi won a New York State Chess Championship while he and his Nigerian refugee family were living in a homeless shelter in Manhattan?
    • ALT1:...Eight-year-old Tanitoluwa Adewumi won a New York State Chess Championship while he and his family were living in a homeless shelter in Manhattan seeking religious asylum?
  • Comment: This is the 4th of my 5 "free" nominations

Created by Narky Blert (talk). Self-nominated at 16:27, 26 March 2020 (UTC).

The Troop (book)

Created by ReaderofthePack (talk). Self-nominated at 14:52, 24 March 2020 (UTC).

J. Johnston Pettigrew

J. Johnston Pettigrew in Confederate uniform
J. Johnston Pettigrew in Confederate uniform
  • Reviewed: Not required

Improved to Good Article status by Hog Farm (talk). Self-nominated at 02:06, 25 March 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg I was wondering if something else could be mentioned about the subject, as I'm not sure either hook appeals to a broad audience. ALT0 could also be revised a bit to give more context as to what Pickett's Charge is, for the benefit of our non-American readers. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 07:04, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Narutolovehinata5 - Frankly, there's not a whole lot else about to talk about this figure. He was in the lower house of a state-level legislature, wrote an obscure book about Spain, and fought at Gettysburg. I can rewrite ALT0 to give more context about Pickett's Charge, but Gettysburg is the only really important/interesting thing in Pettigrew's life. Hog Farm (talk) 21:09, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
  • I've written ALT2, which is essentially ALT0 but giving context as to what Pickett's Charge is. Hog Farm (talk) 21:13, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
Symbol redirect vote 4.svg I think it's better, but it might be a good idea to ask a second opinion on if ALT2 would work to non-American readers. As someone who does know Gettysburg, it does sound interesting and may help the hook appeal to American audiences, just not so sure about with others with the current wording. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 06:56, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

Ben Sherwood (Holby City)

  • Reviewed: Sony Xperia 1 II
  • Comment: Feel free to alter the hooks or suggest a brand new one!

Created by Soaper1234 (talk). Self-nominated at 23:40, 24 March 2020 (UTC).

Mount Brandon

Mount Brandon photographed from Brandon Peak
Mount Brandon photographed from Brandon Peak
  • Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/Cale Morris
  • Comment: Source quoted is Paul Tempan, an Irish academic who wrote the Database of Irish Mountain Names. However, the "Naming" section of this article has further book references on this fact (these books are searchable online), as the story of Brendan goes beyond mountain names.

Improved to Good Article status by Britishfinance (talk). Self-nominated at 15:40, 24 March 2020 (UTC).

Coronavirus recession

  • ... that due to coronavirus recession, almost 80 countries have asked the [50] 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)
    • 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 Sa.vakilian (talk). Self-nominated at 11:13, 29 March 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Date and length fine. However there are several problems with the article. It has several citation needed tags and tags on the header. There is also the big problem of the merger proposal which means @Sa.vakilian: it cannot proceed until all tags have been removed. Once the merge debate is ended and the citing is fixed (the citations are a bit messy too I'll add), then ping me and I'll have another look. God Save the Queen! (talk) 15:32, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 25

Anatoliy Mokrenko

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 18:59, 27 March 2020 (UTC).

Lou Vairo

based his coaching style on a blend of Soviet and Canadian coaching methods?

5x expanded by Flibirigit (talk). Self-nominated at 23:27, 25 March 2020 (UTC).

1876 Prohibition National Convention

Created by Jon698 (talk). Self-nominated at 11:49, 25 March 2020 (UTC).

Ude Dil Befikre

Created by CAPTAIN MEDUSA (talk). Self-nominated at 06:32, 25 March 2020 (UTC).


Moved to mainspace by JuneGloom07 (talk). Self-nominated at 02:51, 25 March 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 26

Cheng Lai-king

  • ... that Hong Kong politician Cheng Lai-king has held her seat since its creation in 1994? Source: offline source for 1994; official government figures for every election since then
  • Reviewed: IOU

5x expanded by CRau080 (talk), Universehk (talk), and Feminist (talk). Nominated by Feminist (talk) at 02:52, 31 March 2020 (UTC).

Nashom Wooden

Created by Morgan695 (talk) and Störm (talk). Nominated by Morgan695 (talk) at 03:35, 29 March 2020 (UTC).

Kobe Route

A collapsed section of the Kobe Route.
A collapsed section of the Kobe Route.
  • ... that 18 spans of the Kobe Route collapsed due to the unprecedented strength of the 1995 [59]

Created by Mccunicano (talk). Self-nominated at 03:07, 29 March 2020 (UTC).

Leah Lowenstein

Created by TJMSmith (talk). Self-nominated at 02:13, 27 March 2020 (UTC).

Col de la Loze, 2019 Tour de l'Avenir

  • ... that the first ascent of the Col de la Loze mountain in professional cycling was during the [62]
    • ALT1:... that in May 2019, the first path up the Col de la Loze mountain was opened, and the first professional cycle race to use the ascent was the [63]
    • ALT2:... the 2019 Tour de l'Avenir was the first professional cycle race to ascend [64], works for 12 May

Created by Joseph2302 (talk). Self-nominated at 19:27, 27 March 2020 (UTC).

Port Charlotte Town Center

5x expanded by Pokemonprime (talk). Self-nominated at 22:51, 26 March 2020 (UTC).

Lucien Sève

  • ... that French philosopher [65] (25 languages bit is viewable without subscription)

Created by Joseph2302 (talk) and 唐吉訶德的侍從 (talk). Nominated by Joseph2302 (talk) at 19:28, 26 March 2020 (UTC).

Crip Camp

Created by CAPTAIN MEDUSA (talk). Self-nominated at 18:51, 26 March 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 27

Naomi Munakata

  • ... that Naomi Munakata, who sang in choir from age seven, was the choral conductor of the [70]

Created by Fixer88 (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 19:35, 28 March 2020 (UTC).

Kissa Tanto

  • ... that the design of Japanese-Italian fusion restaurant Kissa Tanto was inspired by Hotel Okura Tokyo, Italian architect Gio Ponti, and the covers John Gall designed for Yellowtrace mentions the John Gall covers of Murakami novels.
    • 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 Premeditated Chaos (talk). Self-nominated at 04:33, 28 March 2020 (UTC).

Mia Kang

Mia Kang in 2017
Mia Kang in 2017
Kang in Muay Thai training in 2017
Kang in Muay Thai training in 2017
  • Comment: Or AltImage1, for either hook, if reviewer thinks an action photo is better than a headshot. Credit for original article to User:Trillfendi.

5x expanded by GRuban (talk). Self-nominated at 19:17, 27 March 2020 (UTC).Co-nominated by Trillfendi ⌚️ (talk) 18:51, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

Maria Kahea Beckley

Maria Beckley Kahea
Maria Beckley Kahea

Created by KAVEBEAR (talk). Self-nominated at 02:54, 28 March 2020 (UTC).


Created/expanded by KAVEBEAR (talk). Self-nominated at 05:02, 28 March 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 28

Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat

Dalpayrat bowl with panthers
Dalpayrat bowl with panthers

Created by Johnbod (talk). Self-nominated at 15:12, 30 March 2020 (UTC).


5x expanded by Raymie (talk). Self-nominated at 06:43, 29 March 2020 (UTC).

Tubby Schmalz

  • ... that a Canadian reeve embraced his politically incorrect nickname, Tubby? Jackson, Jonathon (April 26, 2005). "The man behind the Tubby Schmalz Cup". Owen Sound Sun Times. Owen Sound, Ontario. p. B1.

Created by Flibirigit (talk). Self-nominated at 01:35, 29 March 2020 (UTC).

Notarial Archives (Malta)

Created by Xwejnusgozo (talk). Self-nominated at 22:13, 28 March 2020 (UTC).

169th Street station (IND Queens Boulevard Line)

  • ... that before the opening of a new subway line, passengers at the NY Times 1987
    • ALT1:... that passengers at the 169th Street station had to wait to get to the platform, prior to the opening of a new subway line? Source: NY Times 1987
  • Reviewed: QPQ pending
  • Comment: I'll think of more hooks later

Improved to Good Article status by Kew Gardens 613 (talk). Nominated by Epicgenius (talk) at 17:45, 28 March 2020 (UTC).

Carol Shanahan

Created by EchetusXe (talk). Self-nominated at 17:02, 28 March 2020 (UTC).

All Saints' Day School, Scott Fujita

  • ... that ...? Source: "All Saints' Day School recently made former New Orleans Saints Captain and Super Bowl Winning linebacker, Scott Fujita, Head of School."
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "Fujita was captain of the defense for New Orleans Saints Super Bowl winning team, and UC Berkeley graduate with a Masters in education."

5x expanded by Writeincunabula (talk). Nominated by WriteIncunabula (talk) at 00:15, 29 March 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol delete vote.svg: Both articles have not been created within five days nor 5x expanded, and improved to GA. Make sure to read DYK rules before nominating an article. ~~ CAPTAIN MEDUSAtalk 03:57, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
CAPTAIN MEDUSA Thank you for letting me know. As the fact that I believe makes it worth of nomination for DYK is recent, meaning neither article could have been created within five days nor required expanding 5x, I do ask if the rule is hard and fast or there are exceptions. It seems rare to me that not only an NFL player, but a highly successful one operating at that level of elite achievement, is also a graduate of a widely recognized academic university (graduating with honors, bachelors in Poli-Sci and masters in Education), who goes on to become the head of a middle school. I don't mean to "sell" it, but am trying to show why it's certainly something I would want to know. I do appreciate the information and education. I'm still getting the hang of Wikipedia, otherwise I would have asked about whether or not this would be appropriate for nomination as soon as I found out about Fujita's establishment as the head of the school. Much appreciated for your time. WriteIncunabula (talk) 04:44, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
There are exceptions (sometimes) but this is your second DYK nomination. You should already know the rules. I am in the 'meh' side, if there is a "great" hook, I can have a relook of this. ~~ CAPTAIN MEDUSAtalk 04:55, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
I'm afraid I'm not very quick at picking up the rules, but got a bit excited at my first nomination, which made me think I should have tried to go through the same process for the other page I've spent most of my time on. Perhaps I got a bit greedy. Understood if that's a factor, but am happy to work on the hook or welcome help if others think it may be worthy of inclusion. Thanks again for your time. WriteIncunabula (talk) 05:17, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 29

Palazzolo (Rome)

The hill (to the left in the background crowned by umbrella pines) seen from St. Peter's Dome
The hill (to the left in the background crowned by umbrella pines) seen from St. Peter's Dome
  • ... that until the end of the 19th century the Palazzolo hill in Rome (pictured) for the Romans was synonymous with madhouse? Source: "...sino alla fine del secolo scorso...il toponimo fu curiosamente sinonimo di manicomio..." (Delli, 1988, p. 708)
  • Reviewed: I will do it asap

Created by Alessandro57 (talk). Self-nominated at 15:36, 30 March 2020 (UTC).

1982 Women's Cricket World Cup Final

  • ... that despite being held during the third edition of the tournament, the NZ Cricket Museum)

Created by Harrias (talk). Self-nominated at 06:56, 30 March 2020 (UTC).

Aquarium station (MBTA)

Improved to Good Article status by Pi.1415926535 (talk). Self-nominated at 05:04, 30 March 2020 (UTC).

Angel Voices, Ever Singing

  • ... that the writer of the hymn "Angel Voices, Ever Singing" banned it from being published with a tune by Arthur Sullivan? Source: Lost Chords and Christian Soldiers: The Sacred Music of Arthur Sullivan. SCM Press. p. 78. ISBN 0334049938

5x expanded by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 15:36, 29 March 2020 (UTC).

Fangyi (vessel)

Fangyi dated to the 12th century BCE (Shang dynasty)
Fangyi dated to the 12th century BCE (Shang dynasty)
  • ... that bronze fangyi vessels (right) are thought to have been used for food or wine offerings to ancestors in Bronze Age China? Source: Fleming, John; Honour, Hugh (1979). The Penguin Dictionary of Decorative Arts. Viking. p. 300.

Created by Prioryman (talk). Self-nominated at 15:21, 29 March 2020 (UTC).

Red Dead Online

Improved to Good Article status by Rhain (talk). Self-nominated at 14:45, 29 March 2020 (UTC).

Arena, Vienna

  • ... that after performing at a squatted slaughterhouse in 1976, Leonard Cohen called it the "best place to be in Vienna"? Source: Quoted in Deutsch-Schreiner, Evelyn (2014). "Austria". In Nagy, Peter; Rouyer, Phillippe (eds.). World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre: Volume 1: Europe. London: Routledge. ISBN 1136118128. (available on googlebooks)
  • Comment: First time nomination

Created by Mujinga (talk). Self-nominated at 10:54, 29 March 2020 (UTC).

Honolulu Volcanics

Diamond Head in Honolulu, one of the members of the Honolulu Volcanics
Diamond Head in Honolulu, one of the members of the Honolulu Volcanics

Improved to Good Article status by Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk). Self-nominated at 10:24, 29 March 2020 (UTC).

  • comment - i think there are photos which look better at 100x100 in the article, perhaps this one — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mujinga (talkcontribs)
    Aye, that one looks prettier but it's not as indicative - the importance of this volcanic field stems mainly from the fact that it is situated in the middle of Honolulu. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 13:49, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

Hassan Al Kontar

  • Reviewed: Garrett Batty
  • Comment: Many hooks can be taken from this life story but this gives the gist of it.

Improved to Good Article status by Trillfendi (talk). Self-nominated at 06:21, 29 March 2020 (UTC).

Frank Stagg (Irish republican)

Created/expanded by CeltBrowne (talk). Self-nominated at 20:35, 29 March 2020 (UTC).

  • General eligibility:
  • New Enough: Red XN - At the time of nomination, only two edits have been made to the article in March 2020 altogether; totalling 414 bytes added. As far as I can tell, this does not pass the "new enough" requirement as it was not created, expanded fivefold, moved to mainspace, or promoted to GA within the last week.
  • Long Enough: Green tickY

Policy compliance:

QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol delete vote.svg No QPQ necessary as nominator has 0 DYK credits per QPQ check. Hook is great and very interesting, but the article lacks the necessary recent expansion to qualify for DYK. Sourcing is also a bit dodgy, it'd probably be good to avoid having so many "citation needed" tags in an article featured on the main page. PCN02WPS (talk | contribs) 05:44, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 30

Holden Block

Holden Block
Holden Block
  • ... that the Holden Block (pictured) is the best-preserved 1870s commercial block in Chicago's [74] p. 22)

Created by John M Wolfson (talk). Self-nominated at 23:44, 30 March 2020 (UTC).

Mercenary War

  • ... that during the Mercenary War the rebels killed 700 prisoners by cutting off their hands, castrating them, breaking their legs, and throwing them into a pit to be buried alive? Source: Miles, Richard (2011). Carthage Must be Destroyed. New York: Penguin. ISBN 978-0-14-101809-6 p. 208.
    • ALT1:... that when a rebel leader was crucified during the Mercenary War the rebels retrieved his body and nailed a Carthaginian general to the same cross? Source: Miles, Richard (2011). Carthage Must be Destroyed. New York: Penguin. ISBN 978-0-14-101809-6 p. 211.

Improved to Good Article status by Gog the Mild (talk). Self-nominated at 15:42, 30 March 2020 (UTC).

Ant Clemons

  • ... that Ant Clemons wrote a song a day in exchange for rent while sleeping on his friends' floor?
  • Reviewed: To be done

Created by Nice4What (talk). Self-nominated at 13:45, 30 March 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 31

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