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

Count of DYK Hooks
Section # of Hooks # Verified
March 24 1
April 12 1
April 17 1 1
April 20
May 5 1
May 10 1
May 11 2
May 12 2
May 13 2
May 14 1
May 15 2
May 16 1
May 17 1
May 18 2 2
May 19 3 1
May 20 1
May 22 3 1
May 24 2
May 25 2
May 26 3
May 28 5 2
May 29 2
May 30 3 2
May 31 4 1
June 2 5 3
June 3 8 5
June 4 9 4
June 5 2
June 6 5
June 7 4 1
June 8 4
June 9 4
June 10 8 2
June 11 8 3
June 12 8
June 13 4 1
June 14 5 1
June 15 5 3
June 16 7
June 17 10 3
June 18 4 1
June 19 12 3
June 20 3
June 21 13 6
June 22 10 3
June 23 8 4
June 24 5 1
June 25 14 5
June 26 18 8
June 27 12 4
June 28 5
June 29 14 10
June 30 11 2
July 1 11 3
July 2 8 1
July 3 8 2
July 4 10 1
July 5 11 1
July 6 7 2
July 7 4
July 8
Total 330 93
Last updated 00:45, 8 July 2020 UTC
Current time is 01:18, 8 July 2020 UTC [refresh]

Instructions for nominators

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

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

To nominate an article

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

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

Write the nomination.

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

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

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

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

How to review a nomination

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

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

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

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

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

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

Frequently asked questions


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

Where is my hook?

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

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

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Instructions for other editors

How to promote an accepted hook

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

How to remove a rejected hook

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

How to remove a hook from the prep areas or queue

  • Edit the prep area or queue where the hook is and remove the hook and the credits associated with it.
  • Go to the hook's nomination subpage (there should have been a link to it in the credits section).
    • View the edit history for that page
    • Go back to the last version before the edit where the hook was promoted, and revert to that version to make the nomination active again.
    • Add a new icon on the nomination subpage to cancel the previous tick and leave a comment after it explaining that the hook was removed from the prep area or queue, and why, so that later reviewers are aware of this issue.
  • Add a transclusion of the template back to this page so that reviewers can see it. It goes under the date that it was first created/expanded/listed as a GA. You may need to add back the day header for that date if it had been removed from this page.
  • If you removed the hook from a queue, it is best to either replace it with another hook from one of the prep areas, or to leave a message at
    • Don't; it should not ever be necessary, and will break some links which will later need to be repaired. Even if you change the title of the article, you don't need to move the nomination page.


Older nominations

Articles created/expanded on March 24

Coronavirus recession

  • ... that due to the coronavirus recession, almost 80 countries have asked the IMF for help before May 2020? [1] 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. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 15:32, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
  • The article's title has not been established by reliable sources. As of now, I could not see this article passing. Nice4What (talk · contribs) – (Don't forget to share a Thanks ) 23:40, 31 March 2020Seyyed(t-c) 04:18, 1 May 2020 (UTC) (UTC)
@The C of E: All of the tags exept one of them has been removed. Can you please check it again. Of course, we can find a better DYK.--Seyyed(t-c) 03:54, 24 April 2020 (UTC)
@Sa.vakilian: All tags need to be removed before this can proceed. I've also noticed after a recheck that the Coronavirus pandemic subsection under the Causes section is a complete copy and paste from 2019-20 Coronavirus pandemic's opening paragraph. That is not allowed under rule 1.b of DYK rules and will need to be reworded or deleted and also casts suspicion on the rest of the article. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 05:29, 24 April 2020 (UTC)
I have not checked all of it but I think most of it is not copy from the other articles.Seyyed(t-c) 15:10, 24 April 2020 (UTC)
You wrote it, how do you not know if you copied anything? It cannot include any copied work from other articles. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 16:02, 25 April 2020 (UTC)
@The C of E: I have written some part of it and I ask other participants to answer you here. Seyyed(t-c) 04:18, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

@Keepcalmandchill:@Capewearer: Hi, as major contributors in coronavirus recession, please participate in this discussion and help us to have DYK on the main page.Seyyed(t-c) 04:23, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

@user:Keepcalmandchill and @user:Capewearer Hi, as major contributors in coronavirus recession, please participate in this discussion and help us to have DYK on the main page.Seyyed(t-c) 08:07, 8 May 2020 (UTC)

I'm aware of the nomination. Please don't keep pinging me about it. Capewearer (talk) 08:14, 8 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg While the merge proposal is ongoing, the nomination is temporarily on hold. If the article survives intact, then a new review will be needed: the nominator's only significant edit to the article was in creating a 2715 prose character article, which has since grown to 38951 prose characters. There doesn't seem to have been overlap between the articles in the initially created article—the Causes section was a later addition, so any direct copying within Wikipedia was after and beyond the minimum 1500 prose character creation. If there were copied sections, they ought to have been mentioned on the article talk page (I didn't see any mentions in the edit summaries), but running Duplication Detector, there aren't very many exact strings of words left between the two articles after two months of editing. BlueMoonset (talk) 01:50, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Listing at WT:DYK for a new review or follow-up. The move/merge discussion ended with this article staying where it is. Courtesy @The C of E: as per wishes listed above. Flibirigit (talk) 06:34, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Red XN - I can't find the hook in the article, but it is sourced to a reliable source.
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Green tickY
QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol question.svg Launchballer 17:40, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

  • Symbol possible vote.svg IMO the hook is outdated. It would be better to use one or more examples from different countries to make an interesting hook. But this must be taken care of soon. This nomination has been sitting here for over 3 months and is no longer "new content".
  • There is still close paraphrasing from the sources:
  • Source: Property investment sales in Singapore fell 37 per cent to $3.02 billion in the first quarter of this year from the previous three months as the coronavirus outbreak took its toll on investor sentiment, a report from Cushman & Wakefield on Monday (April 13) showed.
  • Article: Property investment sales in Singapore fell 37 per cent to $3.02 billion in the first quarter of this year from the previous three months as the pandemic took its toll on investor sentiment, a report from Cushman & Wakefield on 13 April showed.
  • Source: The preliminary estimate of 1Q20 Italian GDP shows a 4.7% quarter on quarter fall (-4.8% YoY), a much steeper decline than in any quarter seen either during the financial crisis or the sovereign debt crisis.
  • Article: The preliminary estimate of 1Q20 Italian GDP shows a 4.7% quarter on quarter fall (-4.8% YoY), a much steeper decline than in any quarter seen either during the financial crisis or the sovereign debt crisis.
  • Source: Manufacturing sales in March fell to the lowest level since mid-2016 as sales of auto manufacturers and parts suppliers were both down over 30%.
  • Article: Canadian manufacturing sales in March fell to the lowest level since mid-2016, as sales by auto manufacturers and parts suppliers plunged more than 30%.
  • Source: Ali says annual inflation remained in negative territory in May (-1.7%) and is forecast to edge up to 1.0 percent by year-end.
  • Article: Annual inflation remained in negative territory in May (-1.7%) and is forecast to edge up to 1.0 percent by year-end.
  • Source: Dow futures tumbled more than 1,000 points and Standard & Poor's 500 futures dropped 5%, triggering an automatic shock absorber.
  • Article: Dow futures tumbled more than 1,000 points and Standard & Poor's 500 futures dropped 5%, triggering a circuit breaker.
  • There are also several "citation needed" tags that must be addressed.

    O sacrum convivium!

    Messiaen in 1937
    Messiaen in 1937

    Created by Ron Oliver (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 21:43, 19 April 2020 (UTC).

    • Symbol possible vote.svg New enough, long enough, neutrally written, well referenced. There is close paraphrasing in the article which needs to be put in quotes or rewritten in your own words:
    • Source: unlike nearly all of his contemporaries, held an unshakable Catholic faith throughout his entire life
    • Article: unlike many contemporaries, held an unshakeable faith throughout his entire life
    • It seems that other phrases are pulled directly from the sources; I think you should go over them one by one and put in quotes any unusual wording, as I did with superhuman love. The cite for this sentence: Even though it is one of the composer's best-known works, he declared later that it was not representative of his compositional style. (footnote 4) does not verify anything.
    • All the book sources need page numbers. The hook facts about him being 29 and writing the composition in Latin need inline cites. The image is very clear and public domain. QPQ done. Yoninah (talk) 05:13, 13 May 2020 (UTC)
    • I rephrased it in more chronological order. Ron? - The text - like all Catholic liturgical music is in Latin. Would we need a cite that Gloria is in Latin? Same for his age, calculating from date of birth, which source do we expect? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:19, 13 May 2020 (UTC)
    Ron, you may have to move or duplicate refs for the different order of facts, commission first. - Trimming the hook: drop the age as we are not sure about the date anyway, drop Latin, because if a reader doesn't see/know that it's Latin, s/he may not be interested in the whole thing. 1937 makes for a better match of pic and hook. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:02, 13 May 2020 (UTC)
    ALT1: ... that O sacrum convivium!, an offertory motet for four-part choir probably completed by Olivier Messiaen (pictured) in 1937, remained his only work for the Catholic liturgy?
    • I really wouldn't know how to rephrase it, but Messiaen was Catholic and a large portion of his works deals with religious topics. Including that would make for a much more interesting hook, in my opinion. Ron Oliver (talk) 18:35, 13 May 2020 (UTC)
    • Symbol possible vote.svg Unfortunately, close paraphrasing still remains in the article; indeed, the first printing of 1000 copies was not exhausted until the mid-1950s is a direct copy from the source. Yoninah requested that more work be done in this area, and still more is clearly needed. There are other issues in general: the block quote in Composition makes no sense where it is: I started reading it thinking it was contemporaneous with O sacrum convivium, only it turned out to be written 27 years later. I'd suggest a better lead-in, and perhaps summarizing the letter rather than reprinting the whole thing, perhaps with a representative quote or two. While I've made some textual changes for clarity, I think more are needed; "religious intentions", for example, is quite vague. Pinging Gerda Arendt and Ron Oliver. BlueMoonset (talk) 17:34, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
    • I apologize for the delay. I have changed the direct quote from the source. I believe the block quote is important and should not be summarized. Messiaen offered an explanation for why he never chose to write works that were intended for liturgy, which is exactly what is brought up in the previous sentence. It was indeed written 27 years later, which is stated on the name of the source below the quote itself. I cannot see why that is a problem. Gerda Arendt? Ron Oliver (talk) 07:25, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
    • There are still no page numbers for the book refs. Yoninah (talk) 20:09, 6 June 2020 (UTC)
    • @Ron Oliver: thank you, and I added a few more. I added a "citation needed" tag in one place. Regarding ALT1, the article doesn't mention Catholic liturgy. Yoninah (talk) 17:02, 7 June 2020 (UTC)
    • It's been 2 weeks since my last post. If the issues aren't addressed by June 21, this nomination will be closed as unsuccessful. Yoninah (talk) 23:05, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
    • Pinging nominator Gerda Arendt, and repinging Ron Oliver. It would be a shame for this not to proceed. BlueMoonset (talk) 14:52, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
      I'd love to help but can't read the mostly French sources. For France, Catholicism is the default denomination, - when they say liturgy, they mean Catholic, - what can we do there? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:03, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
      Found this, saying only liturgical motet, - and without being liturgical, why would it be in Latin. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:06, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
      This says so (p. 18), but would a thesis be reliable enough? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:11, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
    • I agree with this. He was a Catholic, and liturgy is mentioned in the article. I'll be more specific there. Ron Oliver (talk) 15:09, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
    • Symbol delete vote.svg This nomination has gone stale. Marking for closure as unsuccessful. Yoninah (talk) 19:17, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
    • I believe we did make the changes you requested back in June. Ron Oliver (talk) 20:02, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
    • Oh. And the page numbers?
    • Gerda, could you look over the article and confirm that the changes were made to support the ALT1 hook? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 20:34, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
      I can't access books, and think it would be more important that BlueMoonset is happy. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:48, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
    • I can no longer access the book of the only ref that didn't have a page number. If that is too much of a problem, I'll take that out of the article. Ron Oliver (talk) 05:41, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

    Articles created/expanded on April 17

    Articles created/expanded on April 20

    Articles created/expanded on May 5

    Macuto Bay raid

    • ... that an American sought donations from Venezuelan migrants to fund his attempted invasion into the country? 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 an American claimed he sought donations from Venezuelan migrants to fund his attempted invasion into the country? Source: "Goudreau said he never received a penny from the Guaidó team and instead the Venezuelan soldiers he was advising had to scrounge for donations from Venezuelan migrants driving for car share service Uber in Colombia." (AP [2])
    • Reviewed: WYCB
    • Comment: Note that there's a potentially controversial move discussion ongoing. Move discussion closed -- reviewer Bri

    Created by Kingsif (talk). Self-nominated at 16:37, 8 May 2020 (UTC).

    • Comment This event is so bizarre that I'm confident that there are plenty of alternative hooks that can be considered, if any user disagrees with the current one. --Jamez42 (talk) 12:57, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
    Yes, agreed. We have to find a better one. --cyrfaw (talk) 19:41, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
    Remember it has to be neutral and indisputable. Kingsif (talk) 22:58, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
    Noted. --cyrfaw (talk) 11:15, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
    QPQ: Done.

    Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Reviewer's notes – Newness OK, created May 5 and nominated May 8 · Length OK, 51 kB >1,500 · Sourcing: 141 sources nearly one per sentence, no controversial statements or quotes unsourced · Passes Earwig's copyvio detector · QPQ good, WYCB promoted by Yoninah 12 January · Hook cited to Time after discussion 27 May

    See comments above. One might note that the claimed seized condoms could be considered military purpose, as are sometimes used to prevent water from entering gun barrels. ☆ Bri (talk) 01:03, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
    I note that the move discussion closed, but there is an open RfC on the talkpage of neutrality in the section Analysis especially about the use of the term "coup attempt", and the section is still marked POV. I don't see an intractable problem here, and consensus appears to have formed around "keep and rework". Not a showsotpper for DYK in my opinion, in fact more readers might help to reformulate it as requested. ☆ Bri (talk) 01:25, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
    Proposed ALT1 to ensure NPOV in the hook. ☆ Bri (talk) 01:33, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
    Thanks, Bri, ALT1 is fine (and such a minor change I don't think we need another reviewer). The sources do get mixed up - did you fix it in the article as well, or should I do that? Kingsif (talk) 04:47, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
    I did not edit the article. ☆ Bri (talk) 15:35, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
    @Bri: The article is using the AP article, but at the AP rather than TIME. Is the hook good and everything? Kingsif (talk) 16:36, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

    I don't think they are the same story. I referenced AP May 4 by Goodman and Smith (via Time). Don't see that same AP story in the article. Citation for the sentence Goudreau stated the operation was forced to rely on "donations from Venezuelan migrants driving for car share service Uber in Colombia" because he was not paid by Guaidó's team is dated May 6 and doesn't mention migrants. ☆ Bri (talk) 23:42, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

    @Bri: Yes - they used the same headline - changed it now. Kingsif (talk) 01:08, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
    Looks good, I marked this as passing the DYK criteria. ☆ Bri (talk) 02:06, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
    Thanks --cyrfaw (talk) 11:18, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
    • Burchell Whiteman

      5x expanded by Kingoflettuce (talk). Self-nominated at 07:42, 10 May 2020 (UTC).

      Policy compliance:

      Hook eligibility:

      • Cited: Red XN - The cited source implies that he was the top student in Clarendon, but it may not be the case. I suppose the hook can be at least as cautious as the source on this.
      • Interesting: Green tickY
      QPQ: Done.

      Overall: Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Just the hook being cautious on him being the top student in Clarendon, just as the same way the source is. Howard the Duck (talk) 08:33, 12 May 2020 (UTC)

      Hey Howard the Duck, thanks for the review, but I don't quite agree. The source says "which means he was the top student for Clarendon", so that's unambiguous (as opposed to "which suggests", etc.). I wouldn't second-guess what the source is literally saying (that "it may not be the case") In any case I don't know how cautious the reworded hook can be, never mind that its original wording is verifiable, without sounding awkward. Kingoflettuce (talk) 08:57, 12 May 2020 (UTC)
      I suppose a short explanation of him attending Munro College on a government scholarship means he was considered the top student of the county. Howard the Duck (talk) 09:58, 12 May 2020 (UTC)
      In the hook? I just find it a mouthful and it doesn't change that at the end of the day the source does unambiguously say that he was the top student. Kingoflettuce (talk) 12:13, 12 May 2020 (UTC)
      Sorry for being unclear. I was referring to explaining this on the article per se. Howard the Duck (talk) 12:23, 12 May 2020 (UTC)
      It's apparent User:Kingoflettuce won't do the request. I'll let another person chime in. Howard the Duck (talk) 12:27, 12 May 2020 (UTC)
      More of a comment than a review, but I'm not so sure about the hook interest. Being a top student in a place is a remarkable achievement, but also fairly common place and doesn't seem to make a good hook if it refers to a fairly obscure location. There's probably still potential for the hook fact, but at the very least it could be reworded to make it more appealing, like perhaps he got a scholarship because of it. Is it also known if the scholarship was the reason he entered politics? If it was, that might work better as a hook. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 08:29, 31 May 2020 (UTC)
      Being the top student in some obscure place is not interesting. —BarrelProof (talk) 23:55, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
      Interestingness is subjective, as is obscurity. WP:BIAS? Happy to entertain any ALTs in any case Kingoflettuce (talk) 13:30, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
      Was he already planning to enter politics from the start, or was the scholarship his inspiration for that career path? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 14:03, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
      • There really is little to work with in the article at present, which is little more than a list of his positions and awards. I have dug up some sources on his views, which would help make a good hook. I listed some sources on the article talk page. Yoninah (talk) 17:22, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
      • Symbol question.svg @Yoninah: have you found anything? I think the Clarendon fact is interesting enough to carry a hook, but if you have more options now we can go from there. Kingsif (talk) 11:50, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
      • @Kingsif: I provided those sources for the nominator. He needs to come back to this nomination so it won't be closed as stale. Yoninah (talk) 11:54, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
      I will note that there hasn't actually been a formal re-review, but both the original reviewer and Kingsif seem generally happy with the original hook. Kingoflettuce (talk) 06:03, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
      Considering there has been disagreement over the hook's suitability, new wordings and hooks may still need to be proposed in any case. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 06:44, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
      Question: just WHO exactly is doing the review (and is therefore the arbiter of what's interesting or not)? Kingoflettuce (talk) 10:25, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
      The primary reviewer is Howard the Duck, but any editor can comment on their thoughts on the article and hooks. Nominations still need to follow consensus of editors when applicable. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 14:39, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
      • Hebraization of Palestinian place names

        • ... that there is a recent trend to reverse the Hebraization of street names in mixed Jewish-Arab cities in Israel? Source: Rekhess, Elie. “The Arab Minority in Israel: Reconsidering the ‘1948 Paradigm.’” Israel Studies, vol. 19, no. 2, 2014, pp. 187–217. JSTOR,; "A new trend that has become particularly popular in recent years in mixed Jewish-Arab cities, is attempts to restore original Arabic street names, “Hebraized” after 1948."

        Created by Onceinawhile (talk). Self-nominated at 21:28, 11 May 2020 (UTC). comment

        • Comment There are few problems in the article there are active discussions on the talk page --Shrike (talk) 08:25, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
        • @Shrike: Can you advise when the article has reached a stable version? Also, @Onceinawhile: I think more Alt hooks would help this get passed. A QPQ is still needed. --evrik (talk) 14:10, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
        • Symbol possible vote.svg QPQ done now. Article new and long enough; though plenty of inline citations the references seem to still need work. The hook fact only appears in the lead, and at least one of its two sources seem to have some bias in its report (the other is inaccessible). Still needs work. Kingsif (talk) 11:54, 23 June 2020 (UTC)

        Czechoslovak myth

        • ... that the myth of Czechoslovakia as "a welcoming and tolerant place for Jews" was exploited by Czechoslovak politicians?
          • ALT1:... that the Czechoslovak myth describes the country as "a welcoming and tolerant place for Jews" and an "island of democracy in Eastern Europe"?

        Created by Buidhe (talk). Self-nominated at 09:31, 11 May 2020 (UTC).

        • I have some knowledge in this area (History of Jews in the Czech lands/Czechoslovakia), but I've never heard about the existence of the term "Czechoslovak myth" as a commonly accepted term referring specifically to the political exploitation of a concept of "Jew-tolerant" post-war Czechoslovakia. This story has many facets and can be explained properly but I don't think it deserves a stand alone article under the title "Czechoslovak myth" as a commonly accepted concept. I would be good to see what exactly the sources say.

          Antonio Berti (sculptor)

          • ... that sculptor Antonio Berti mentored other sculptors, among them American sculptor Frank Varga? "Ferenc Csaba Varga".

          Created by Evrik (talk). Self-nominated at 18:30, 15 May 2020 (UTC).

          Comment: I looked at the article. Striking ALT1 which has two direct links to the Italian Wikipedia, which will not be accepted, also the church and the person will probably not attract many, and the image is poor. I looked at which image is good, and came up with
          Statue of Foscolo in Santa Croce
          Statue of Foscolo in Santa Croce
          ALT2: ... that the Italian sculptor Antonio Berti made a statue of Ugo Foscolo (pictured) for his tomb in Santa Croce, Florence? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:01, 18 May 2020 (UTC)
          The article says bust here, statue there, - to my understanding it's a statue. The portrayed man was a poet and revolutionary, which might add extra interest if mentioned in the article. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:01, 18 May 2020 (UTC)
          • ALT1a: ... that while he was an official sculptor of the Holy See, Antonio Berti sculpted busts of Pius XII, Louise de Marillac, and a statue of Giulio Facibeni on the square in front of the Church of Santo Stefano in Pane?
          • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Thank you for the help, Gerda. --evrik (talk) 16:46, 18 May 2020 (UTC)
          • Note: ALT1a struck as it is too long, at 212 prose characters. Perhaps an ALT1b can be fashioned that comes in at under 200 characters? BlueMoonset (talk) 22:34, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
          • ALT1b: ... that while an official sculptor of the Holy See, Antonio Berti sculpted busts of Pius XII and Louise de Marillac, and a statue of Giulio Facibeni for the Church of Santo Stefano in Pane?
          • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Full review needed now that hooks are set. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 00:10, 31 May 2020 (UTC)
          • Symbol question.svg Full review: New enough, long enough, neutrally written, well referenced. As all sources are foreign-language, unable to check for close paraphrasing. QPQ done. I have added two "citation needed" tags, including one that verifies the ALT1b hook fact. Per recent discussion at WT:DYK, I don't think the unlinked Giulio Facibeni or the church is going to be accepted on the main page. Images in article freely licensed. Yoninah (talk) 21:55, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
          • If memory serves me, this site confirms the details of the hook (in English). I can look for better sources, but they won't be in English. --evrik (talk) 03:11, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
          • Symbol possible vote.svg I've looked at the source given for ALT1b and can see no evidence at the fonderiamarinelli link and sublinks (which have very little in the way of specific information), nor any of the other of the first three sources, that the statue of Facibeni was done as part of Berti's duties as official sculptor to the Holy See, nor when that period actually was. Indeed, I don't see anything relevant and specific about the various works mentioned in the entire first paragraph under Monuments, including the other two mentioned busts, and I did paste the various Italian material into Google translate. Either better sourcing is needed or a completely new hook is needed; in the meantime, I have struck ALT1b as unsupported, so a new hook will be needed. BlueMoonset (talk) 18:25, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
          • ALT3: ... that sculptor Antonio Berti designed the bronze casket used to house the wooden coffin of Pope Pius XI? Spike, John T. (2007-02-19). "The Marinelli Foundry Of Florence - An Overview". Reardon, Wendy J. (2010). The Deaths of the Popes: Comprehensive Accounts, Including Funerals, Burial Places and Epitaphs. McFarland. p. 240.

          --evrik (talk) 04:28, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

          Articles created/expanded on May 13

          Gerhard Erber

          Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 12:09, 20 May 2020 (UTC).

          • There is probably something else that could be said about the subject, because right now the hook will not appeal to anyone who does not follow the German classical music scene. I don't think the typical reader would even know what the Gruppe Neue Musik Hanns Eisler is nor its significance, which means the hook doesn't give enough context as to what makes Erber and his career special. The article seems to show that he's had a long and recognized career: surely another hook could be proposed based on that instead? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:38, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
          • (This is a disclaimer that Narutolovehinata5 and I talked about this off-wiki, though all opinions in this comment are mine.) I think there are other things can be said about Erber. Let's look at it from the viewpoint of a random reader who knows nothing about Gruppe Neue Musik Hanns Eisler. Why should someone flipping through the main page care about Erber? Can the hook be reworded in such a way that it would be interesting to those who aren't fans of opera? epicgenius (talk) 14:44, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
            Please don't ask me because I want to make the Gruppe known ;) - Do you have an elegant way to say how unusual it was for them to tour in the West? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:24, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
          It's probably not going to help much if the audience remains limited and the typical reader does not know about the group, and in any case the subject is Erber and the hook should ideally focus on him. If there's a wish to focus on how rare it is for the group to tour internationally, it might be better to mention that in a hook about them instead. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 08:09, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
          I disagree. Yes it's about Erber, and the key fact about him - for me - is that he wasn't one of these solo piano stars but played in ensemble with others, expressed by the hook. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:08, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
          Trying to say a bit harder that he would not have had these possibilities without the group:
          ALT1: ... that as the pianist of the ensemble Gruppe Neue Musik Hanns Eisler from Leipzig, Gerhard Erber was able to play world premieres and tour internationally?
          "world premieres" because they focused on Neue Musik (new music), and tour while the typical DDR performer could just play at home, for the decades it existed and restricted. I try not to get too much into politics, for a pianist. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:14, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
          • Gerda Arendt, it has been four weeks since this was nominated and the QPQ has still not been supplied. I cannot in good conscience call for a new reviewer while the QPQ is missing. Please supply a QPQ right away. Thank you. BlueMoonset (talk) 15:15, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
            I reviewed Template:Did you know nominations/Statue of Mary Seacole. Sorry, within celebrations with real company (!), I had to take care of a FAC and an AfD first. Thanks for reminding me, - expanding the ensemble article is on my to-do-list. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:28, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
          • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg A full review can now be done now that a QPQ has been accomplished. With that said, there's probably something better that can be said about the subject other than ALT1 because pianists going on international tours isn't really uncommon, and the additional context (in that he's part of a group that doesn't usually go abroad) is not present in the hook and may not necessarily appeal to those who don't follow the German classical music scene. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:51, 18 June 2020 (UTC)
          • I came to review but, reading the article, there doesn't seem to be anything hook-worthy. Not all articles are, unfortunately. In the discussion above, Gerda says there's something interesting about the fact he was in an ensemble rather than solo which... I know enough about classical music, and that still sounds dry, so maybe it's a niche German thing? Of course, @Gerda Arendt:, is there anything else about him that could make a hook? Kingsif (talk) 12:26, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
            Why don't you just review articles you find attracive? This person wasn't the glamorous kind of pianist, - you may find that boring, I love it, teamwork and ensemble spirit. He was one of very few people in Cold War times to travel the world from Leipzig, - someone to word that? I tried, but it seems not obvious. It was easier to make a hook for Anna Blume, sure. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:32, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
          • I'll try not to be insulted by that. But fine, I won't review your hooks if you don't want me to. You do seem to reinforce the point, though: as I said, some articles may be about really notable, interesting, people, but not have anything worthy of a hook. If you're finding it hard to think of something to put in a hook, it's probably not worth nominating for DYK. You (general) don't need to write a DYK hook for everyone (and can't really, because in DYK terms what you're calling a lack of glamour really does mean boring.) Kingsif (talk) 12:40, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
            I didn't try to insult, just say where I see a waste of time. You may find lack of glamour boring, another reviewer might find team spirit attractive. I found it attractive enough to mention. A friend died, did you see that (in the link)? Why argue about different tastes? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:00, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
          • Having read this, it occurs to me that the article could discus that he was an East German, and perhaps relate his performing to his life behind "the curtain." --evrik (talk) 18:55, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
            Eisler composed the national anthem of the DDR, - if that's not reference enough, go ahead, add. I'm busy with Monteverdi. I didn't write the article which was translated, - I only copy-edited. Germans tend to know where Leipzig is located, sigh. It's where Ulbricht had the Paulinerkirche dynamited, - that made headlines beyond classical music. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:48, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

          Neel Kolhatkar

          5x expanded by Alink10273 (talk). Self-nominated at 11:11, 19 May 2020 (UTC).

          General eligibility:

          Policy compliance:

          Hook eligibility:

          • Cited: Green tickY
          • Interesting: Red XN - n
          • Other problems: Green tickY

          QPQ: ????
          Overall: Symbol question.svg I'm not sure how interesting the hook would be to an international audience. Maybe include something about his "one-man musical based on a wannabe gangster from the Southern Sydney suburb of Kogarah, titled The KogDog!" (quoted from article) That may be more intriguing. Clemlivy aikensnaps (talk) 00:07, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

          If it helps, I gave Alink10273 some hook suggestions at their talk page. — CR4ZE (TC) 03:08, 31 May 2020 (UTC)
          The nominator has no prior DYK credits so a QPQ is not required. They however have not edited since May 24th and so the nomination may have to proceed without them. Perhaps CR4ZE may be willing to adopt the nomination in their stead? Also, it appears that Clemlivy aikensnaps hasn't been on-Wiki since they reviewed this, so a new reviewer may be needed if they don't return. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 11:08, 12 June 2020 (UTC)
          @Narutolovehinata5: Happy to take over from here. Not sure if QPQ applies if I'm taking over, but I did it anyway. Here's a couple alternatives:
          • ALT3:... that Neel Kolhatkar's archetypal depiction of Australian culture in his comedy received journalistic criticism?
          • ALT4:... that Neel Kolhatkar's first major acting role was in the divisive, self-directed short film Modern Educayshun?
          • ALT5:... that criticism of Neel Kolhatkar's race-based comedy spurs him on to create more?
          I preference my first suggestion but am keen to hear feedback. — CR4ZE (TC) 15:13, 16 June 2020 (UTC)
          ALT4 is probably a non-starter since the film in question doesn't seem to be notable and otherwise isn't recognizable. ALT5 is possible, but owing to BLP reasons and in light of current situations, it may not be suitable at this time. ALT3 may need some more explanation or context since "caused criticism" is rather vague. As for the QPQ thing, as you aren't the original nominator you aren't required to provide the QPQ. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 15:38, 16 June 2020 (UTC)
          Disagree on ALT4: the film went viral, circulated through several conservative outlets[3][4] and featured on an FBE episode.[5] What BLP issues prop up with ALT5? I don't see why the "current climate" in the US would preclude this from being added. A new/improved article on a police department or political movement, sure, but not this. Have clarified ALT3. Do you think the suggestion above about the "one-man musical" could be more interesting? — CR4ZE (TC) 16:08, 16 June 2020 (UTC)
          Not really so sure, if it did go viral in the US then that context would need to be added to the hook for the benefit of non-American readers and also because the hook itself doesn't make it clear. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 23:09, 16 June 2020 (UTC)
          ALT4 already states that the film was divisive, which is supported in the article, and "going viral" is not something specific to US audiences, so I'm not sure what else you want me to clarify here. Here's another idea:
          I'm otherwise happy to hear if you have any suggestions for hook alternatives. — CR4ZE (TC) 08:53, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
          I took a look at the article and the part about him receiving "criticism" is rather vague since it doesn't go into detail into that; maybe expanding that point and his responses to said critiques would be a good start in new ideas. I'll try to think of more suggestions, but as it's getting late where I live that may need to wait until tomorrow.

          Hitler's prophecy

          Audience gives Nazi salute during the speech
          Audience gives Nazi salute during the speech

          Created by Buidhe (talk). Self-nominated at 06:06, 14 May 2020 (UTC).

          • Symbol voting keep.svg New and long enough. QPQ has been done. Article as a whole is well-written and neutrally-worded. Hook is "interesting" (quote marks to avoid sounding callous!) and cited. AGF on the offline sources. Cheers Kingoflettuce (talk) 10:50, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
          The image looks good too, but I'm fine with or without Kingoflettuce (talk) 10:51, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
          • Symbol question.svg @Buidhe: Hi, I came by to promote this, and have one question. Is "Hitler's prophecy" a common name, or is this a label you're giving it? It would seem more accurate to title it according to the date of the speech. Yoninah (talk) 12:21, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
          • @Yoninah:, Yes, all you have to do is search the article for "prophecy" to find examples of "Hitler's prophecy" or "Hitler's "prophecy"" in quotes by various historians. The article is not about the entire speech, which was mostly about other issues, but a particular phrase of it that was frequently repeated and interpreted. buidhe 17:10, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
          • @Buide: OK, I guess. But why are you writing "threatened" in the hook instead of "predicted"? Yoninah (talk) 17:25, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
          • @Yoninah: Both words are used in sources (see #Genocide section for examples of "threat"), but I think threat works better in a hook. buidhe 17:28, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
          • @Buidhe: I disagree. You're calling it Hitler's prophecy and then calling it a threat? Any reader who clicks on this will see "predicted" first thing in the lead. I suggest you either make the hook fit the lead, or the lead fit the hook. Yoninah (talk) 17:38, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
          • Either or both, depending on who you ask. Any reader with some tolerance of ambiguity should be able to understand that it could be both a conditional prediction (according to Hitler) and an actual threat (Hitler was already planning to cause the war)... buidhe 20:39, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

          Articles created/expanded on May 15

          Nature's Fynd

          Created by TonyTheTiger (talk). Self-nominated at 12:51, 15 May 2020 (UTC).

          • Comment (I was going to randomly review it but before that, a major issue surfaced). Symbol possible vote.svg I'd like to discuss whether this company passes WP:NCOMPANY first on talk (given the creator is an established editor, I know this is not a spam advert... but I am sorry, to me, it looks like one). --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 04:49, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
          • @TonyTheTiger: Tony, I appreciate you being a good sport and you did invest a lot of time into this article, but I have reread the expanded version and I am seriously concerned this fails WP:NCOMPANY/GNG. I will therefore ask for 2nd opinion in the most relevant place, which is AfD. As a compensation, I promise that if the AfD closes as keep, I'll finish my review here and frankly if it s notable per community I am sure it will be passed as a DYK, as my sole concern is that this company may not be notable. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:02, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
          Symbol question.svg While I personally still think this fails NCOMPANY, the AFD showed no consensus for deletion. As promised, I will finish the review (am, did, whatever), and the article meets all DYK requirements (stable, new, long, no copyvio, etc.). The hook is neutral. All that is needed is a QPQ review. Ping User:TonyTheTiger. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 10:38, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
          • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but I'm having trouble finding the hook fact, that it hopes will serve the microbial manufacturing needs for NASA, cited in the article. Could you point it out to me please? Yoninah (talk) 18:17, 16 June 2020 (UTC)
          • Symbol possible vote.svg Actually, TonyTheTiger, this nomination has been waiting for you to answer Yoninah's request to point out (or add) a citation for the hook fact she quoted, which doesn't appear to be in the article even after your edits last week. Since I could have missed it, can you please point to it here on this nomination page? Or, if it isn't there yet, can you please add the necessary cite and then point to it here? The ball is in your court. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 05:17, 26 June 2020 (UTC)
          • Thank you. I would stop the hook after "NASA". But the article doesn't say that its meat substitute will serve NASA's space travel needs; it says it is developing a bioreactor for NASA. And that whole sentence in the lead: including microbial manufacturing needs as well as other space travel uses for NASA is still not sourced. Yoninah (talk) 10:52, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
          • @TonyTheTiger: but the second-to-last sentence is not about NASA. Only the last sentence is about NASA and is sourced. Meanwhile, your ALT3 hook reads like a sea of blue. Better to put the company name first. Yoninah (talk) 20:25, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
          • @TonyTheTiger: I don't understand why you're asking me if something is sourced in your article. The source given for its work with NASA only talks about a bioreactor. It does not talk about either microbial manufacturing needs or space travel. Please find another source, or delete that from the lead. Thank you, Yoninah (talk) 11:49, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

          Flag of Ulster

          flag of Ulster
          flag of Ulster
          • ... that the Flag of Ulster (pictured) is supposed to have come about from a cross of saracen blood given by Richard the Lionheart and a bloody red hand cut off to claim a kingdom? Source: Fortress Britain: All the Invasions and Incursions since 1066. The History Press. p. 20. ISBN 0752497170. (cross) Carnigie Council (hand)

          5x expanded by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 08:03, 15 May 2020 (UTC).

          • Symbol possible vote.svg DYKcheck tells me that it has not been 5x expanded. buidhe 05:58, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
          • @Buidhe: Are you sure because the bot might be including the table? Before I did the expansion, it worked out I needed 3,000 characters for a 5x expansion, which I specifically checked I had done. How much more do I need to add? The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 06:01, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
          • The C of E, The article had 1866 readable prose characters in November 2018, so to be a 5x expansion it should be at least 9330 characters. buidhe 06:09, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
          • @Buidhe: No, it had 587 characters at the start of expansion so 2,935 was needed for expansion, which has been done. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 06:18, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
          • @Buidhe: You're correct. Rule A4 of DYKSG states that "Fivefold expansion is calculated from the previously existing article, no matter how bad it was (copyvios are an exception), no matter whether you kept any of it and no matter if it were up for deletion." The number of characters in the version at the start of expansion is thus irrelevant, because that version is not the "previously existing article". —Bloom6132 (talk) 18:28, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
          • But the previous existing article was the one I started from as I interpret "previously existing article" to mean the version that existed before the expansion, not one that was deleted nearly 2 years ago. Its not as if I blanked a load of rubbish and started from there. I didn't even know about this revision that existed almost 2 years ago, that version is not valid. That rule was clearly designed to stop people removing a load of unsourced material and rewriting it, not to penalise people who in good faith made the expansion based upon the version that had stood for at least a year. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 20:34, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
          • Ignorance of a previous revision is not an excuse. It's not for you to decide which version is valid and which one isn't – the rules make it clear what constitutes the "previously existing article" (and I'm sure @BlueMoonset: would agree with Buidhe and myself). And no, blanking "a load of rubbish and start[ing] from there" would not be acceptable either – that "load of rubbish" would have to be included in the calculation of a 5× expansion. —Bloom6132 (talk) 20:59, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
          • Which i didn't do . Equally that wording is vague because it doesn't specify which version. I interpret it to mean that which existed at the point of the new expansion without artificial interferance from the editor. Plus I've had this happen before and its been permitted to continue. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 21:20, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
          • Just because this has incorrectly been allowed to happen before does not mean that bad precedent should be allowed to continue today. There are established rules, and Buidhe has interpreted those rules objectively and correctly here. —Bloom6132 (talk) 21:49, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
          • Then I suggest you rewrite the rule because at the moment, it seems to only be against blanking stuff and rewriting. I'd prefer to take it to WT:DYK. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 21:50, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
          • FWIW - I think the hook needs copyediting. --evrik (talk) 20:43, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
          • Alt1 ... that the Flag of Ulster (pictured) is said to have come from a cross of saracen blood and a hand cut off to claim a kingdom? --evrik (talk) 13:13, 19 June 2020 (UTC)
          • There was no consensus established in that discussion. If anything, it sure did not say that your expansion is fine. We're still awaiting Guerillero's RfC on that issue. —Bloom6132 (talk) 11:35, 12 June 2020 (UTC)
          • A majority of one or two does not constitute consensus. As stated in WP:CONS: "consensus is determined by the quality of arguments (not by a simple counted majority)". I'm not surprised you would "read it differently" to bring about the most generous and beneficial outcome for yourself. Again, why don't we wait for Guerillero's RfC? —Bloom6132 (talk) 15:33, 12 June 2020 (UTC)
          • Bloom6132, while there wasn't a full consensus, I thought that the discussion established that, certainly when DYKcheck was written, the DYK operations at the time did not use the highest-ever size as the basis for a 5x expansion—which means the quality of the arguments was pretty strong, as the status quo ante, before the latest controversy, was that expansion size was based on the state of the article prior to the beginning of the new edits (including removals and additions), and a number of arguments for the "highest ever" position had cited DYKcheck as evidence for their position. The recent discussion had people of both opinions—prior to and highest ever—but didn't change that prior methodology. (We didn't let people cut and then later come back and expand, which was something The C of E once tried.) An RfC puts a delay of 30 days on this nomination, and under the circumstances, I don't think it's warranted, since it's been waiting four weeks already. But you can certainly take your contention to the DYK talk page; I'm only one person, and the consensus may be to wait. BlueMoonset (talk) 02:11, 13 June 2020 (UTC)
          • @BlueMoonset: That was the opinion of one editor (Shubinator). Even as the creator of DYKcheck, I don't think his position alone (on what was used as the basis for a 5x expansion back when DYKcheck was written) is the consensus. It is also rather far-fetched for anyone to imply that the 8 editors who argued in favour of highest-ever size all got it wrong and that our reasoning was completely flawed. If, however, you're fine with bulldozing past our expressed objections, go right ahead and do it. I'll just keep the diffs from this discussion for future reference and avail myself of them if I ever need to. —Bloom6132 (talk) 03:38, 13 June 2020 (UTC)
          • I'm sorry, "bulldozing"? "one editor"? Bloom6132, did you even read the comments from the many editors who took the opposite position from you who were also from that time? Don't put this on me: you've been the most strenuous in your objections through all the discussions, and if you aren't happy with my interpretation (including whether we should wait for the RfC, which as I said I'm certainly open to a consensus that we should wait the 30 days), the place to continue this is the DYK talk page. (Be sure those diffs include this post as well, and be sure to mention whether you did in fact check at WT:DYK as I've suggested.) BlueMoonset (talk) 03:57, 13 June 2020 (UTC)
          • Symbol question.svg long enough, QPQ done. Hook cited and an alternate hook provided. It could use a few more sentences to explain key points (I just added one). It has serious earwig problems. The article also needs resolution of the expansion discussion. --evrik (talk) 13:25, 19 June 2020 (UTC)
          • @Evrik: Actually if you look at the page as it was in 2018 you'll notice that section was in it. That source you provided appears to be from 2019, so it appears to me to be actually be the other way around in that the writers of that source (which appears to be the Education Authority of Northern Ireland of all organisations!) just directly copied from Wikipedia. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 05:09, 20 June 2020 (UTC)
          @Narutolovehinata5, Guerillero, Bloom6132, and Buidhe: could we agree to give this a "non-precidental" approval while we discuss the policy so it can move forward? --evrik (talk) 17:06, 20 June 2020 (UTC)
          Although I supported the clarification proposal, it might be better to let this wait considering this was the nomination that led to the discussion in the first place. Even if the proposal passes or regardless of the consensus here on whether or not to approve this without waiting for the RfC to end, the hook still needs work per Evrik's comments. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 17:42, 20 June 2020 (UTC)
          @Evrik: agreed, this nom can be grandfathered in. —Bloom6132 (talk) 20:18, 20 June 2020 (UTC)
          • Symbol possible vote.svg I find the above explanation acceptable. I find the original hook too wordy and unwieldy. Pending the resolution of the above-referenced discussion, and an acceptable hook, I'm going to give this an okay. --evrik (talk) 15:37, 20 June 2020 (UTC)
          Trying to dislodge some old stuck hooks. No comment on any of the discussion above, but evrik said it needs a new hook, so how about:
          ALT2 ... that the origin of the Red Hand of Ulster in the center of the flag of Ulster (pictured) is shrouded in mystery?
          ALT2b ... that the origin of the red hand in the center of the flag of Ulster (pictured) is shrouded in mystery?
          The Squirrel Conspiracy (talk) 20:14, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
          • No, the comment only said they needed copyediting (though I have yet to be told what needs it), not new ones. I want to keep the saracen blood and bloody hand in the hook. These two new ones are fairly dull and lack hookyness so I am going to politely decline those. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 20:26, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
          • The C of E, evrik was quite clear earlier that the original hook is too wordy and unwieldy (and proposed ALT1, which is another that you've struck). At this point, it looks like you want the original hook yet the reviewer says it's unacceptable, a place we've been at before on previous nominations. I have struck the original hook due to reviewer evrik's objections; I suggest that if you don't like any of the other proposals, you set yourself to coming up with something that answers said objections, because at the moment there aren't any hooks. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 21:40, 23 June 2020 (UTC)

          () (edit conflict) @The C of E: Alright. How's this then? I think that evrik's issue was that there was too much detail and it muddled the message, so I cut it down.

          • ALT0b ... that the elements on the Flag of Ulster (pictured) supposedly trace their origins to a cross drawn in Saracen blood and a hand cut off to claim a kingdom? The Squirrel Conspiracy (talk) 21:43, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
          • ALT0c ... that the elements on the Flag of Ulster (pictured) trace their origins to a cross drawn in Saracen blood and a hand cut off to claim a kingdom? --evrik (talk) 01:49, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
            • ALT0c is acceptable, though I'd prefer it if we included that either the cross was awarded by Richard the Lionheart or that the hand was bloody to explain why it is red. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 06:45, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
          • Symbol possible vote.svg I can't approve ALTOc, however, I will approve everything else pending resolution of the above-referenced discussion.--evrik (talk) 04:15, 26 June 2020 (UTC)
          • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Need someone else to review ALT0c. BlueMoonset (talk) 01:36, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

          Articles created/expanded on May 16

          The Sky Is Pink

          Improved to Good Article status by Krish! (talk). Self-nominated at 07:10, 23 May 2020 (UTC).

          • While the full review could probably be left to someone else, I wonder if alternate hooks could be proposed because I'm not sure if the hook would appeal to non-Bollywood audiences or those unfamiliar with Chopra (I understand that this hook will probably appeal to the Indian subcontinent, but Wikipedia is an international website and we're writing not just for Indians). Perhaps a hook about how the song used for promoting the film wasn't actually used in the final cut might work better? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 11:59, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
          As the nominator hasn't been on-Wiki in over a week and the hook concerns remain addressed, perhaps CAPTAIN MEDUSA might be able to help out with this nomination and take care of any concerns in their absence? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 22:47, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
          Personally it's rather pedestrian; it would have worked better if Chopra was better-known globally. Perhaps another editor can chime in here? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:36, 8 June 2020 (UTC)

          Apologies for intruding on the discussion. I agree that neither of the two proposed hooks are particularly eye-catching. The story about how the subject's mother only wanted Shonali Bose to direct her daughter's story because the daughter loved the trailer for Bose's film Margarita with a Straw is interesting, but I cannot think of a way to condense it down to a hook. The film's basic plot (i.e. about a couple navigating their marriage while also dealing with their daughter's severe combined immunodeficiency and pulmonary fibrosis) could have potential. Just wanted to propose two different ideas. Aoba47 (talk) 00:02, 12 June 2020 (UTC)

          As interesting as a hook about the plot would be, it wouldn't be allowed as hooks about plots aren't allowed unless they are somehow linked to the real world. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:48, 12 June 2020 (UTC)
          Thank you for the response. Apologies for the mistake on my part. Just trying to think of some ideas. Aoba47 (talk) 02:34, 12 June 2020 (UTC)
          • Proposing three hook options. Apologies for intruding yet again. I think I might as well try to format some hook ideas. I am honestly quite bad at this because I never can get a grasp on what is considered "hooky" or not. Apologies for being super annoying here, and I greatly appreciate @Narutolovehinata5: for their help. Aoba47 (talk) 00:54, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
          ALT1ALT2 sounds good. And don't worry, additional hook proposals are always appreciated. ALT1 is actually quite good, far more attention grabbing than ALT2ALT3 or ALT3ALT4. Just hoping that the nominator will return soon and provide some feedback on your hooks. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:30, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
          Thank you for the response. I prefer ALT1ALT2 as well. Aoba47 (talk) 01:47, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
          • Symbol possible vote.svg Hi, I came by to do the review and I am surprised by how much outright copying there is in this GA article. I removed the close paraphrasing taken from Outlook India, but more needs to be done. See Earwig's comparison from Indian Express,, The Hindu, . Obviously, everyday expressions are fine to repeat, but when you use her flowery language as your text, it needs to be in quotes. Yoninah (talk) 18:54, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
          • It is very troubling to me that the article was listed as a GA given the significant close paraphrasing, which also includes the source (number 7). While I think it's too soon now, once the text is revised, I plan to ask an expert to check to be sure there aren't any lingering copyvio or close paraphrasing problems. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:45, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
          So the original editor who opposed my hook said "Wikipedia is an international website and outside India, nobody knows Priyanka Chopra". BUT then how come the hook about Shonali Bose (who is unknown even in India) was approved? Plus Bose was attracted to the film due to various reasons, not just because of her own tragedy. She said she wanted to explore her own experience while writing, yes WRITING not CHOOSING the film. So your hook is contradictory. Just because nobody knows Chopra outside, doesn't make her less important. I have written a dozen of DYKs about Chopra so are you telling me that all those should be removed because she's unknown outside her own country?Krish | Talk To Me 12:54, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
          • @Krish!: I think the problem with the original hook is that it is simply a statement of fact. If someone knows who the actress is, they'll click on anything about her, but saying that it's her first film in three years is not going to appeal to anyone who doesn't know her, or even to anyone who is into film and knows that this is a common experience among actors. (I'm still waiting for Bradley Cooper to release another movie after two years!) The Bose hook, on the other hand, adds an additional dimension that extends beyond filmmaking; readers can relate to someone's emotion over her son's death. Remember, when writing hooks, we're not trying to summarize the article, but to "hook" readers into clicking and reading more. Yoninah (talk) 13:09, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
          Then I would recommend a hook which is more interesting: Aditi wanted only Bose to makea film on her daughter. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Krish! (talkcontribs) 13:14, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
          If a suitably-worded hook based on that is proposed, it could be approved depending on how it's written, but the decision would still rest with the reviewer(s) and promoter. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:21, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
          The problem with the original hook is that if you don't know who Chopra is nor follow Bollywood, learning that this was her first Hindu-language film is not going to be very appealing because you wouldn't know the context and circumstances behind it, thus preventing appreciation of the information. It's like writing a hook about a Filipino actor doing a Filipino-language film for the first time in five years. It might appeal to Filipino readers, but it won't necessarily be interesting to readers from somewhere like Estonia or Nigeria. The hook focusing on Chopra is not itself the issue and in fact it's possible to write a hook mentioning Chopra while still appealing to an international audience (the one proposed above mentioning her marriage to Nick Jonas, a name that might be more familiar to global readers, is an example) it's all about the hook fact and the choice of words. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:19, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
          I understand both sides of this argument that has developed, but Narutolovehinata5 is right that ALT0 might be too boring for some parts of the audience. However, the idea of a Chopra hook is solid if done right. Also BlueMoonset, while a bit off topic, this was just my third GA review, and I am certainly looking for pointers on how to improve those. Raymie (tc) 18:00, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
          ALT5: ... that Priyanka Chopra planned her wedding in between filming scenes for The Sky Is Pink? [7]
          ALT5a: ... that Priyanka Chopra planned her wedding to Nick Jonas in between filming scenes for The Sky Is Pink?
          ALT5b: ... that in between filming her scenes for The Sky Is Pink, Priyanka Chopra was planning her wedding to Nick Jonas?
          I think this will be more effective if Nick Jonas is specifically mentioned; it's another association and chance to draw people in. (I do think that more people know Chopra since her marriage to Jonas, but it helps to give them a specific referent.) ALT5b is offered in case it seems desirable to have the film's name earlier in the hook. But a non-Chopra hook can also work. —BlueMoonset (talk) 21:08, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
          FYI: Priyanka Chopra is more popular than her husband. Before she started dating Jonas, nobody in India knew who Nick Jonas was. Jonas is no Ed Sheeran whose song "Shape of You" was a rage in India and world. Chopra introduced him to a larger audience and she has 4x more following on social media than her so called popular husband that you guys think whose name might help Chopra get some clicks. Chopra enjoys popularity in UAE, Arabia, the middle east, South east Asia and off course Asia and wherever Bollywood is followed just like most of Bollywood stars. Saying Chopra needs her husband's name to get more clicks is laughable. After her TV show, Chopra became known in US, UK too and became more known in Europe and other parts (she was known there for her Bollywood films). DYKs on Bollywood actor's names have been getting clicks forever on Wikipedia.Krish | Talk To Me 22:43, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
          Regardless of the above comment, there are two issues right now with the article and the nomination. The first is that even if what you're saying about Chopra's fame compared to Jonas is true, there is consensus among others editors here that the original hook that focuses on Chopra (ALT0) is unsuitable, so even if you wish that a hook mentioning her be used, a different wording (which may or may not mention Jonas) would need to be proposed. The second, and perhaps more pressing issue, is that as mentioned above by Yoninah and BlueMoonset, there are several statements in the article that may be too close to other sources and may need to be rephrased. Also pinging other previous commenters @CAPTAIN MEDUSA, Aoba47, and Raymie: for their thoughts on the new comment regarding Chopra, as well as JavaHurricane who may have some ideas on how tto move forward. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 09:09, 26 June 2020 (UTC)
          • Apologies for my late response. The close paraphrasing issue is the most important part to handle, but I will leave that to more experienced editors. As for the hook, I see nothing wrong with putting both Chopra and Jonas in the hook as it would only increase the possibility that someone may find it interesting enough to click on. Celebrity popularity is a tricky thing. I can believe that Chopra is more famous in India (and other parts of the world) than Jonas, but I would imagine Jonas is more popular in the US due to his association with the Jonas Brothers band. Either way, if Chopra must be mentioned in the hook, then I think the Chopra/Jonas wedding one may be the better option, especially since the wedding was all over the press at the time. Apologies for the long response. Aoba47 (talk) 19:00, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
          • Narutolovehinata5 I was the original reviewer, so I need to stay out of this one. I've been looking for help with GA reviews because of what's happened with this particular article, but unfortunately I haven't received much assistance. Raymie (tc) 16:47, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
          • Narutolovehinata5, I have been in touch with someone who might be able to do a GA reassessment (I can't at this time), but frankly, given that there is copyvio currently in the article that nominator Krish! still hasn't addressed (or made any edits at all to the article), this may end up getting closed regardless of whether there is a GA reassessment or not. BlueMoonset (talk) 00:03, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
          • BlueMoonset Where is close paraphrasing in the article? Some of the big quotes were rephrased during its GA nomination so I don't think it requires a GAR. Also, I don't care if Chopra is known to US or not, I support my first hook and the reviewer's job is to review it and not lecture me about the popularity of the actress. Going by this logic, the new Indian actors, who are not even that known in India, are not eligible for DYK?Krish | Talk To Me 00:16, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
          The issue isn't about Chopra being the subject of the hook or her fame outside of India, it's about the hook fact, how it is worded, and how it can appeal to the broadest audience possible. Her making a Hindi film might interest her fans or people who know her, but it may be more niche outside these two audiences. On the other hand, preparing for a wedding while filming is something that might attract interest even to those who don't know her; the mention of Jonas would only be to add additional context and bring in more eyes. In theory it should be a win-win for the hook: English-speaking readers who may be more familiar with Jonas would be attracted, but so would readers from India and neighboring countries where Chopra is more famous. Finally, as for the "new Indian actors cannot be on DYK because they're not famous" comment, that misses the point. It's certainly possible for obscure-in-India personalities to be featured on DYK provided that a hook that would interest general audiences could be proposed. Indeed, one of the alternate proposals here was the hook about the director, which some editors here liked even though you mentioned that she isn't well-known in India. To repeat what I mentioned earlier: it's all about the hook fact and a wording. When writing a hook, you need to keep in mind that you're writing something that needs to catch the attention of people who don't know anything about the subject, which can be a challenge even for seasoned DYK veterans.
          It should be noted that there is already consensus among many editors here against the original hook, a consensus that is unlikely to be overturned at the moment, so we either have to go with any of the other options already proposed here, or make a new hook that would find agreement here. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 05:36, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
          • Raymie So you reviewed this article without any critical analysis and now want it to be reassessed? How about you shouldn't have taken this article in first place if you don't know how to review articles?Krish | Talk To Me 00:22, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
          • Yoninah and Narutolovehinata5 The point you raised above on 22 June (sorry for not looking at it earlier; I've been very busy) about "flowery" language used without quotes, is because this reviewer demanded that I must remove all quotes and paraphrase it and only then it will pass. So I did and hence youare finding close paraphrasingin Development and Themes section. That's not my fault but the "reviewer's" incompetence. I can be fixed without reassessment.Krish | Talk To Me 00:39, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
          The issue here is that the article was nominated for DYK as a recently-promoted GA, and now that GA status has been put into question. A GAR can help ensure that the article does indeed meet the GA criteria, because if issues remain or new ones are found and they aren't addressed within a reasonable timeframe, the article could be delisted and the nomination would automatically be failed. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:24, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
          • (edit conflict) Krish!, I pointed to the the source as one that was copied/closely paraphrased in my post earlier; Yoninah pointed to other sources, and did some fixing on her own. However, I am troubled by your failure to accept responsibility for your own copying and very close paraphrasing. There were a lot of quotes, and the reviewer appears to me to be justified in asking that you put more of this material in your own words. What you seem to have done instead is to reuse the quoted words in a slightly different order, which is inadequate, and the reviewer didn't pick up on this. You may wish to consider whether any of this should be called "incompetence", or if the word should be used at all here. It certainly left me with a bad taste in my mouth. BlueMoonset (talk) 01:11, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
          • The reviewer agreed above that this was only his third GAN and now wants to learn from it. I myself have reviewed several articles and I go deep with each section but this reviewer just asked to see the quotes paraphrased and I did. A GAN reviewer is supposed to raise the concerns of close paraphrasing at GAN which he did not yet here I am getting the blame of it. How is it fair? And also, perhaps you are right, I did not mean incompetence of the reviewer but inexperience. I should have used the word inexperienced. Krish | Talk To Me 01:20, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
          Everyone makes mistakes and the GAN reviewer has apologized for it. What now needs to be done is that the parts in question need to be revised so that the paraphrasing issue can be addressed. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:27, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
          • I'm also left with a bad taste just from reading this thread. @Krish!: for all your experience, have you ever read WP:AGF? Or for that matter, WP:OWN? Yoninah (talk) 18:54, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

          - I think regardless of the history of the nomination, if we resolve the close paraphrasing, we'll be in the place that the article can retain the GA status and the status of this nomination. I can take a look at fixing the article, but it might take a couple days. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 13:31, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

          @BlueMoonset and Lee Vilenski: I've made a series of edits to clean-up these issues. The earwig check is currently this: there are still high percentages, from sourcing with a lot of direct quotations. Perhaps this could be discussed. I read the article, and some phrasing could be improved, images shrunk down, but there's nothing I can see needing immediate attention/GA review. About the hook, for what it's worth, I thought Chopra was quite well known internationally before marrying Nick Jonas (and the original hook would have been interesting to people from other places with large Bollywood markets like the UK), if not the US. @Raymie: First, thank you for your email. If you want some suggestions with GAN reviewing, feel free to ask me! Kingsif (talk) 15:09, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
          I've gone in and taken care of the Hindustani Times issues that I noted (and had been highlighted in part by Earwig back when I checked it).

          Leslie Shepherd (physicist)

          • ... that nuclear physicist Leslie Shepherd published groundbreaking papers on the use of nuclear technology for interplanetary and interstellar space travel in 1948 and 1952? Source: He shared his enthusiasm for interstellar travel with Arthur C Clarke, whom he succeeded in 1954 as chairman of the British Interplanetary Society (BIS), shortly after publishing two groundbreaking papers. Both of these married (like Shepherd himself) the infectious excitement of a science-fiction devotee with the number-crunching exactitude of the rational, peer-reviewed scientist. The first, in 1948-49, was The Atomic Rocket (with AV Cleaver, then chief rocket engineer at Rolls-Royce) in which Shepherd discussed the possibility of harnessing nuclear detonations (whose power had been vividly demonstrated at Hiroshima and Nagasaki only three years earlier) to propel spacecraft towards other solar systems. The second, published in 1952, considered step-by-step the other principal barriers to mankind establishing outposts on planets light years from Earth." ([8])

          Created by Hawkeye7 (talk). Self-nominated at 21:57, 19 May 2020 (UTC).

          • Symbol confirmed.svg Article is new enough, policy compliant, and not a COPYVIO. Hook is interesting, within length requirements, and support by a reliable source. QPQ done. Good to go on this one. Hog Farm (talk) 02:26, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
            • Symbol question.svg Hawkeye7 could you use a less peacocky term than "groundbreaking", or perhaps reword the hook? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 13:32, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
              It is the same word used in the source, and WP:PEACOCK does not apply to DYK hooks. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 21:18, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
          • @Hawkeye7: okay, so you prefer that "groundbreaking" be put in quotes in the hook? That will look weird. Yoninah (talk) 19:34, 6 June 2020 (UTC)
          ALT0b ... that in 1948 and 1952, nuclear physicist Leslie Shepherd published the first scientific papers on the use of nuclear technology for interplanetary and interstellar space travel?
          @Hawkeye7 and Yoninah: Does that work? The Squirrel Conspiracy (talk) 20:31, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
          The problem is that they were not the first. During World War II, some scientists at the Manhattan Project's Los Alamos Laboratory, including Stan Ulam, Frederick Reines and Frederic de Hoffmann, speculated about the development of nuclear-powered rockets, and in 1947, Ulam and Cornelius Joseph "C. J." Everett wrote a paper in which they considered using atomic bombs as a means of rocket propulsion. This became the basis for Project Orion. In December 1945, Theodore von Karman and Hsue-Shen Tsien wrote a report on nuclear rocket propulsion for the United States Army Air Forces. All these reports were classified though, so Shepherd's papers had greater influence. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 21:04, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
          Hawkeye7 Would a source support "published the first unclassified scientific papers"? The Squirrel Conspiracy (talk) 21:45, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
          The quote above? Don't think so. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 21:53, 23 June 2020 (UTC)

          Mexican music in Chile

          María José Quintanilla, a Chilean singer of Mexican music
          María José Quintanilla, a Chilean singer of Mexican music
          • "...the corrido danzado, with or without poetic text, to the extreme that its national dispersion [in Chile] is today on par with that of the cueca, and that it is more intensely played than cueca, proof of which is that it is played in the Fiestas Patrias of September 18 in many localities of Chile." [9]
          • "The Chileans who live in southern part of the country have incorporated Mexican music as part of their culture many decades ago" [10]
          • "[The corridos] national dispersion [in Chile] is today on par with that of the cueca" [11]
          • "the people who like Mexican music is mostly from the south [of Chile]" (Montoya & Díaz, 2017, p. 15)
          • "one can apreciate today the attachment of cinema and folk music of Mexico in the lower classes, in particular those of the rural world" [12],

          Created by Dentren (talk). Self-nominated at 07:03, 20 May 2020 (UTC).

          • Symbol possible vote.svg I noticed several spelling mistakes and some grammatical issues. I fixed one for you, but can you please run the whole article through a spellcheck program and fix the spelling mistakes? In terms of grammar/usage I can see you are probably not a native speaker, so I'll point out a few specific problems for you:
          • "Milieu" is unnecessarily formal. I would combine the first two sentences with "especially among the rural lower class".
          • "Specialized in" should be either "specializing in", to avoid a garden-path sentence.
          • "Continue": Subject-verb agreement.
          • In English a radio station cannot be referred to as a "radio".
          • "Live-long" should be "lifelong".
          • "To" is needed to introduce the infinitive in "sought isolate".
          • "Denounced of" should be "denounced for".
          • "The dictatorship did never supressed Mexican music as a whole but came distinguish different strands, some of which were actually promoted." This sentence doesn't make sense as a whole, please reword.
          There are more issues, but they look like simple proofreading errors rather than language problems. Overall, I recommend using this tool to translate between English and Spanish; I use it all the time to help me write Spanish Wikipedia articles. You can type short phrases like "se trata de" on the left, and out comes phrases like "it's about" on the right. Always read both sides of the translation for context, to make sure that the sample text is using the phrase in the same way that you want to use it. I think of it as a nice middle ground between a dictionary and Google Translate. -- King of ♥ 05:07, 13 June 2020 (UTC)
          @Dentren: There are still lots of errors. You introduced the typo "spwhere" in one of your more recent edits. There are still spelling and grammar mistakes throughout the entire article. -- King of ♥ 21:23, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
          Perhaps it's time to apply to WP:GOCE. Yoninah (talk) 20:06, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
          • Symbol question.svg I see that nothing was done about the copyediting, so I did it myself to help this along. I would appreciate your adding a short "Background" section explaining what Mexican music is; maybe mention the different types of music. Otherwise, sentences like By the 1970s, the popularity of the corrido was considered to be on par with the local cueca make no sense to the casual reader. Thank you, Yoninah (talk) 12:24, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

          Articles created/expanded on May 20

          Happiness Curriculum

          A student defining "Happiness" during a Happiness Class
          A student defining "Happiness" during a Happiness Class
          Students during a Happiness Class
          Students during a Happiness Class

          Created by Richasg06 (talk) and KCVelaga (talk). Nominated by KCVelaga (talk) at 21:29, 20 May 2020 (UTC).

          • Just a passing comment, but I would recommend linking to Lakh in the hook- many people won't know that 1 lakh = 100,000. Joseph2302 (talk) 13:37, 4 June 2020 (UTC)
          @Joseph2302: Sure. Also, proposing ALT 3 and 4 to make it more understandable for majority of the readers.
          • ALT3: ... that amidst COVID-19 pandemic, eight hundred thousand students studying in the government schools of Delhi are remotely taking part in the classes of Happiness Curriculum? (source same as ALT1)
          • ALT4: ... that 1.6 million students studying in the government schools of Delhi take part in the classes of Happiness Curriculum? (source same as ALT2)
          KCVelaga (talk) 22:14, 4 June 2020 (UTC)
          • Symbol delete vote.svg This topic is not illegible for DYK because of a number of problems. The article is overall WP:PROMO and there are long quotations on the article. Most of the sources are covering Delhi government's own statements, some of which aren't even WP:RS. Since no independent evaluation has been done to this day about the curriculum. Since there has been only 2 years, I would expect that we should wait some more until independent evaluation has been done.Ashishkafle (talk) 11:55, 8 June 2020 (UTC)
          @Ashishkafle: Thanks for your comment. I agree that it sounds a bit promotional, I have been wanting to clean it up a little bit, give me a week or so, I personally didn't get enough time to work on this after creation. I will try to make it more neutral, and address QUOTEFARM. I will also try finding better sources, and ping you again after that. KCVelaga (talk) 12:34, 8 June 2020 (UTC)
          @Ashishkafle: Hi, I reworked the article, and also, only kept ALT2. KCVelaga (talk) 17:48, 15 June 2020 (UTC) @Ashishkafle: reminder! KCVelaga (talk) 09:53, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

          Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Full review needed. Joseph2302 (talk) 09:54, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

          • The article is still promoting the views of Sisodia, than someone who can be held as a non-partisan source. The "Impact" section does not talk about any impact, instead, it focuses on what will happen. Any proclaimed "influence" in the section about "Reception" or in the hook itself is not established by any evidence if the curriculum has indeed influenced establishment of any institution. I don't see any relevance for the "Covid-19" section as well because every educational entity has been affected by the virus. I still think that the article should be instead merged to Education in Delhi until we have independent evaluation of this subject backed by WP:RS. Ashishkafle (talk) 07:46, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
          @Ashishkafle: I would be happy to learn which specific parts of the article do you think are promoting the views of Sisodia. Under Impact section, I have removed the statement regarding a planned assessment. I fear that I am not able to understand what you mean by "indeed influenced establishment of any institution" - I request elaboration on this. Thank you, KCVelaga (talk) 19:19, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
          Firstly, the claim that foreign countries want to implement is an opinion. There's no

          Jyotigram Yojana

          5x expanded by Santoshdts (talk). Self-nominated at 01:32, 24 May 2020 (UTC).

          • Symbol question.svg 5x expansion verified. New enough, long enough, well referenced. The article needs a copyedit for English grammar. The beginning of the Background section, for example, is three separate sentences where there should be one with commas. It's unclear what "dedicates" means in the second sentence of the lead. I understand Indian publications speak this way, but the English needs to be understandable to a worldwide audience. I suggest you apply at WP:GOCE for help here. The references also need to be formatted with the title, author, date of publication. Earwig's shows no copyvios, but I noticed a quote copied from one source in the lead and put quote marks around it. If you copied anything else from a source, it needs to be in quotes or rewritten in your own language.
          • Regarding the hook, it may work better to shorten it and make it more understandable by piping the article title. But we can discuss that after the copyedit.
          • No QPQ needed for nominator with less than 5 DYK credits. Yoninah (talk) 21:09, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
          @Yoninah: Thank you for reviewing the article and correcting the errors in the lead. I am placing a request at GOCE for copyedit right now. Regards. Santoshdts [TalkToMe] 09:38, 23 June 2020 (UTC)

          Squash in India

          5x expanded by Shanze1 (talk). Self-nominated at 15:52, 22 May 2020 (UTC).

          • Comment I just noticed the Wikipedia:Did_you_know/Supplementary_guidelines#A5. I've copied about 5-6 paragraphs from another article and modified/expanded that (probably not 5x). A5 however states, "copied text must be expanded fivefold as if the copied text had been a separate article". But I feel like more expansion is not feasible here. I'm not sure if this affects eligibility. If it does, I would like to know what can be done here. The copied texts didn't even have references. I added them on my own. So, can I like get rid of all copied text and rewrite them on my own? Also, article was already 5x expanded before this edit: copied diff Shanze1 (talk) 08:36, 23 May 2020 (UTC)

          Symbol possible vote.svg Regarding A5, I am passing this article on the basis that there is 5x expansion on the original text, even excluding the text copied and modified from the other article. While not affecting DKY eligibility, some of the citations need a bit of work, eg. The Study on Squash in India should have its publisher spelt out, and the source used for the current hook uses the title for the website rather than the title for that particular page. However, I do not feel the proposed hooks are interesting to a broad audience. There is more interesting information in the article, for example about historical class association, the source of which goes into more information about the current situation not in the article, so I suggest thinking about new hooks. CMD (talk) 10:27, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

          Articles created/expanded on May 24


          • ... that Islamabad High Court ordered the zoo officials to relocate elephant Kaavan from Islamabad Zoo to a suitable sanctuary following a four-year campaign by pop singer Cher? 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 elephant Kaavan was gifted by the Sri Lankan government to Pakistan's dictator general Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq in 1985? 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)
            • ALT2:... that Pop singer Cher initiated a campaign #SaveKaavan in 2016 demanding for the release of Kaavan from Islamabad Zoo?

          Created by Abishe (talk). Self-nominated at 06:53, 25 May 2020 (UTC).

          • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, well referenced, no close paraphrasing seen. The first hook looks best. But I have some questions about the neutrality. There is a glaring lack of balance in the article. The zoo's explanations for what was going on are not mentioned at all. (For example, the sources say that the elephant was doing badly because he needed a new mate, who was on the way.) The subhead Campaign by Cher focuses unduly on the singer; there were other efforts being made during this time. It's unclear why this section starts with a 2015 petition but doesn't explain why that petition was lodged. I added some "citation needed" tags. No QPQ needed for nominator with less than 5 DYK credits. Yoninah (talk) 16:19, 6 July 2020 (UTC)
          • @Yoninah: I am withdrawing my nomination as I might not be able to focus on this article due to college assignments. I agree that the neutrality of the article is disputed. Abishe (talk) 11:47, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
          • @Abishe: Would you like me to help fix up the article? You have enough good sources. Yoninah (talk) 12:33, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

          Ethel McGhee Davis

          Improved to Good Article status by West Virginian (talk). Self-nominated at 15:07, 24 May 2020 (UTC).

          • Additional substantiating citations are located within the article. -- West Virginian (talk) 15:09, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
          • Symbol confirmed.svg This article is a newly promoted GA and is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no policy issues. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:13, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
          Yoninah and esteemed DYK administrators, please let me know if this ALT1 is good to go for review by DYK participants. Thanks again! As always, I am open to suggestions for additional ALT hooks. -- West Virginian (talk) 14:16, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
          • @West Virginian: thank you for the alt. But while it says what she does, it really isn't so hooky. She was very accomplished and active, but so were many others. I looked through the article to try to suggest something else. It would be nice to name some of those distinguished people she entertained, but that's more about her husband than her. Here's what I could do:
          • ALT2: ... that

            Youyang Gu COVID model

            • ... that Facebook's Chief AI Scientist called Youyang Gu's COVID model "the most accurate" model in projecting the number of deaths caused by COVID-19? Source: Yann LeCun (@ylecun), Twitter, May 18 2020 "Youyang Gu's model is the most accurate to predict deaths from Covid-19. IHME is pretty much the worst." [20]
              • 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 Bri (talk). Self-nominated at 00:53, 26 May 2020 (UTC).

            • Article is new enough (created May 25) and long enough (prose at 1,586 characters).
            • Article is written in NPOV and contains sufficient inline citations. Earwig returns no copyvio concerns.
            • Hook is of acceptable length (147 characters), is adequately cited, and should appeal to a broad audience.
            • QPQ is done.
            • Symbol confirmed.svg Looks great to me—overall a very interesting and well written article. Good to go. Armadillopteryxtalk 10:06, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
            • Symbol question.svg Hi I came by to promote this, and removed the stub tag, but the article still seems barely start-class. There is only one sentence in the lead describing the model. I think there should be at least one section with more description of how it works. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 21:47, 16 June 2020 (UTC)
            I will not be improving this further at this time; I'm involved in other projects. I see under WP:DYKNOT Articles must meet the basic criteria set out on this page but do not have to be of very high quality. It is fine for articles to be incomplete (though not unfinished), to have red links, to be capable of being expanded or improved further, and so on. As DYK's main purpose is to showcase new and improved content, it is not expected that articles appearing on DYK would be considered among the best on Wikipedia. which seems to be the opposite of what you're saying above. ☆ Bri (talk) 22:02, 16 June 2020 (UTC)
            • @Bri: I'm quoting Rule D7. Having one sentence describing the model makes this a work in progress. Yoninah (talk) 22:29, 16 June 2020 (UTC)

            The Cuckoo (novel)

            • ... that "the first Japanese novel presented to the West," Kenjirō Tokutomi's The Cuckoo, was considered even more tragic than Madama Butterfly? Source: "Non-Japanese audiences often compared her to the character in Pierre Loti's novel Madame Chrysanthème, which formed the basis for the opera Madama Butterfly. These comparisons found Namiko even more tragic and admirable than Madame Chrysanthème
              • ALT1:... that Kenjirō Tokutomi's The Cuckoo was translated into English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, and Finnish, but none of these included its most famous line? Source: "These lines are not translated in the 1904 or 1918 translations of the novel, perhaps because the translators assumed their readers would not understand the reference to reincarnation"

            5x expanded by Oulfis (talk). Self-nominated at 09:04, 30 May 2020 (UTC).

            • Symbol possible vote.svg The article is long enough and sufficiently expanded in the proper timeframe, but I have issues with the hooks. The first, frankly, is a bit dull. I would prefer the ALT1 hook, except it is not what either the text of the article or the reference actually say. The claim that the line isn't translated has to be restricted to the first English and French translations, because the author of the paper states that she has not read those translations in other languages. Mangoe (talk) 02:24, 13 June 2020 (UTC)
            • Hm, I guess I am going a bit too far with Lavelle in ALT1. She says "some hints seem to show that the French translation is the only one not based on the English version. The Spanish and Portuguese ones open with a translation of the “Introduction” to the English edition, clearly presented as such: Introducciôn de los tradutores al inglés and Introdução dos autôres da versão inglêsa." So the English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese translations (based on her research) wouldn't contain the line, but German, Italian, Swedish, and Finnish could (in the unlikely scenario where they were based on the Japanese). Piecing things together like this is probably too much synthesis and falls under original research, though.
            Do either of the following hooks seem more interesting?
            • ALT2:... that Kenjirō Tokutomi's tragic novel The Cuckoo was "one of the most phenomenal commercial successes Japan had ever known" when it was first published? Source: "Thanks to its tear-worthy plot and flowery style, Tokutomi Roka (or Kenjirō, 1868-1927)’s novel was one of the most phenomenal commercial successes Japan had ever known in the first half of the 20th century." (Lavelle 97)
            • ALT3:... that Kenjirō Tokutomi's bestselling novel The Cuckoo was based on a real incident, in which Yataro Mishima was convinced to divorce his wife because she had tuberculosis? Source: Nimura pp. 241-243 (I can type up the pages if you want)
            I also personally find it fascinating that it went from being such a big success and cultural touchstone, in Japan and in America, to being almost forgotten and inaccessible -- but I suspect 'did you know nobody cares about this book anymore' won't be broadly appealing beyond literary critics, haha. ~ oulfis 🌸(talk) 04:43, 13 June 2020 (UTC)


            Dark Chocolate
            Dark Chocolate

            5x expanded by Emilyhawthorne (talk). Self-nominated at 07:18, 28 May 2020 (UTC).

            QPQ: None required.

            Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg What a delicious DYK. Although Earwig shows 33.8%, I find it likely to be a result of WP:CIRCULAR/copied from Wikipedia. HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk) 14:15, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

            • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but the more I read into it, the more I wonder if the article is really quoting the sources. I just removed a few cites that didn't mention chocolate at all. The source given for the hook on this template doesn't mention chocolate either. I think this article needs to be looked at by someone familiar with medical writing. Yoninah (talk) 02:35, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
            • Hi, I have reviewed your comments and made relevant changes in the article chocoholic in regards to citations. I have also updated the citation given in the first hook above to make it more relevant to the correlation between chocolate and genetics. Thank you for your comments and feedback. Emilyhawthorne (talk) 23:54, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
            • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg evrik 05:24, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

            Namikawa Sōsuke

            Vases by Namikawa Sōsuke
            Vases by Namikawa Sōsuke
            • ... that Namikawa Sōsuke and Namikawa Yasuyuki, famous enamel artists of Meiji era Japan, (work pictured) were unrelated, despite identically pronounced family names? "Wagener's advice was a critical factor in the careers of the two most famous enamelers of the Meiji Era, Namikawa Yasuyuki (1845-1927) of Kyoto and Namikawa Sosuke (1847-1910) of Tokyo. Despite their identically pronounced surnames (which are, however, written with quite different Chinese characters), the two men were unrelated, an odd fact which only served to heighten Western amazement at the seemingly miraculous output of their respective factories" Earle, Joe (1999). Splendors of Meiji : treasures of imperial Japan : masterpieces from the Khalili Collection. St. Petersburg, Fla.: Broughton International Inc. p. 254. ISBN 1874780137. OCLC 42476594.
            • ALT1 ... that Namikawa Sōsuke and Namikawa Yasuyuki, famous enamel artists of Meiji era Japan (work pictured) with identically pronounced family names, were unrelated?

            5x expanded by MartinPoulter (talk). Self-nominated at 13:35, 26 May 2020 (UTC).


            Created by FreddyMercurial (talk). Self-nominated at 17:39, 28 May 2020 (UTC).

            • 2020 Iran gasoline export to Venezuela

              • Reviewed: coming soon

              Created by Mhhossein (talk). Self-nominated at 21:25, 4 June 2020 (UTC).

              • Symbol possible vote.svg The page is tagged with a move request. Meanwhile, there is no QPQ and the hook has too much repetition in it ("Iranian"..."Iranian"...""Venezuela"..."Venezuelan"). Yoninah (talk) 20:46, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
              Yoninah: Thanks for the review. You're clearly right with regard to the repetition. As for the move, we should wait for the result. But, meanwhile, what happens if the article is moved and filled with more general materials? --Mhhossein talk 13:06, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
              • @Mhhossein: you can always suggest a new hook based on additional material. If the page is moved, please don't move this template; I'll take care of the re-formatting. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 13:12, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
              @Yoninah: Ok I will not touch it. --Mhhossein talk 13:38, 23 June 2020 (UTC)

              We Are One (global collaboration song)

              Official artwork of the song
              Official artwork of the song
              • ... that Kashan Admani has brought 40 musicians from 7 countries to collaborate for a song "We Are One" and give a message of hope and togetherness to the global population affected by COVID19" (pictured)?
                • ALT1:... that the song "We Are One" features Grammy-winning violinist Charlie Bisharat, drummer Simon Phillips, Dr. Palash Sen, and many others?
              • Comment: Please save this nomination for a couple of days so it may be on the main page.

              Created by Aanuarif (talk). Self-nominated at 22:50, 29 May 2020 (UTC).

              Survey of Palestine

              The 1930 survey of the Jaffa Municipality (red), showing townships of Jaffa (green) and Tel Aviv (blue)
              The 1930 survey of the Jaffa Municipality (red), showing townships of Jaffa (green) and Tel Aviv (blue)
              • ... that the Survey of Palestine only carried out an ownership survey of the land which became Israel, but not the land which became the West Bank? Sources: Essaid 2013, p. 99: “... during the Mandate the land and villages of Palestine that currently make up the territory of the West Bank did not undergo a cadastral survey until after 1948.”

              Created by Onceinawhile (talk). Self-nominated at 17:24, 29 May 2020 (UTC).

              • Comment Hook is not interesting. It is often that parts of a region are mapped, but not others. buidhe 09:45, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
              Buidhe, thank you – I had to think about this, and have concluded that you are right. It reads like "the countries split apart and only one was surveyed", which is dull. What it was trying to say is that "when immigrants came and settled the land the colonial authorities only bothered to carry out a detailed survey of the area that the immigrants were interested in, ignoring everyone else." Onceinawhile (talk) 13:09, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
              • Comment Nice little article, informative, hook seems fine to me. Selfstudier (talk) 14:19, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

              Some alternative hooks for consideration below:

              Onceinawhile (talk) 08:30, 9 June 2020 (UTC)

              Symbol question.svg ALT2 is the most interesting and accessible, with ALT1 relying on a very specific term with no wikilink or much explanation in the article, while ALT3 is misleading given the information in the article.
              The article itself needs some tweaks before it goes onto the main page. The first sentence defines the topic as "the official survey and mapping of Palestine", while it should probably say something like "the official survey and mapping department of Palestine". This is especially important as the title might be interpreted as a single survey. (As ALT2 specifies "government department", it is already clear in this respect.)
              The sentence beginning with "The Zionist Organization were to use..." is phrased oddly, and I don't read it as properly reflecting the quote in the source. The 1937 sentence and quote is out of order chronologically, which might make sense in another section but doesn't really work in History.
              Consider also pulling information out of the lead and into the article body per WP:LEAD, as the lead currently does not summarise the article, although this goes beyond DYK requirements. CMD (talk) 17:19, 6 July 2020 (UTC)
              Hi Chipmunkdavis, many thanks. I have amended the sentences you have highlighted, and have moved the 1937 sentence as suggested. Thanks for your thoughtful comments. Onceinawhile (talk) 18:36, 6 July 2020 (UTC)
              Thanks for the response. I have struck the other ALTs. Regarding the ALT 2 hook, I feel like it is missing a word between "not" and "in Jerusalem", something like based/headquartered/located. The relevant sentence in the article is cited to page 101, but includes a quote from page 100. I also read the source as not supporting the implied unidirectional relationship between the location itself and zionist motives as strongly as the article does. Page 100 discusses the initial location as being determined by settler interest, but Page 101 implies that as time moved on there was a combination of factors that kept it in place, and that the location in turn played a role determining areas of settlement: "since the Survey Department's Office was in Jaffa, the lands that were surveyed and settled were those lands nearest to Jaffa". "center of the Jewish settlement in Palestine" thus reads as slightly misleading and anachronistic. CMD (talk) 02:37, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
              Hi Chipmunkdavis, many thanks. I believe I have now addressed these comments. Best regards, Onceinawhile (talk) 20:37, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

              Articles created/expanded on May 29

              Edmund Kurtz

              ALT2:... that the cellist Edmund Kurtz's edition of Bach's cello suites were exclusively based on the manuscripts of Anna Magdalena Bach? Source:, p. 73
              ALT3:... that the cellist Edmund Kurtz's edition of the Bach cello suites has been considered to be his "most important contribution to the development of the art of the cello"? Source:, p. 73

              Created by Zingarese (talk). Self-nominated at 18:31, 29 May 2020 (UTC).

              • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, neutrally written, well referenced, no close paraphrasing seen. QPQ done.
              • I've struck the first hook because it focuses more on Toscanini than Kurtz. I find the ALT1 hook rather wordy. Is there any way you could focus on one fact in a hooky way? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 00:06, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
              • Thank you Yoninah. Hmm.. ALT2 focuses on the fact that the edition was based exclusively on facsimile manuscripts by Anna Magdalena Bach, but that probably is not interesting to people who know nothing about editions of classical masterworks. ALT3 maybe is more interesting to a broad audience. Your thoughts? Zingarese talk · contribs 19:08, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
              • Thank you for the alts. I personally don't like long quotes in an article or hook, especially when such simple words could easily be paraphrased. Here's another idea:
              • ALT4: ... that Edmund Kurtz left a 20-year career as a principal cellist in European and American orchestras to launch a solo career, performing for another 40 years? (This hook would need something added to the article about when his solo career ended.)
              • If you still want to focus on the facsimile edition, you could avoid the quoted text this way:
              • ALT5: ... that Edmund Kurtz's edition of Bach cello suites, published in 1983, is recognized as one of his greatest achievements? (But you see how this really isn't so hooky.)
              • BTW Kurtz isn't even mentioned on the Cello Suites (Bach) page. Yoninah (talk) 19:28, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
              • Dear Yoninah, that's true, but frankly a lot is missing from the Cello Suites (Bach) article. There is very little discussion about the individual movements of each suite and no discussion at all about discography... Anyways, at this point my strong preference would be with ALT5. As for ALT4, sources presume that he continued his solo career until his death. Zingarese talk · contribs 03:18, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
              • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg OK. In the absence of other information from which to write a more interesting hook, ALT5 will have to do. Since I wrote the hook, we need another editor to finish this review.
              • @Zingarese: I should have been more specific in my last post. I meant that you should add a line, or at least a "See also" link, to this article on the Cello Suites (Bach) page. Thank you, Yoninah (talk) 13:43, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

              Kids on the Slope, Yuki Kodama, Music of Kids on the Slope

              Yoko Kanno
              Yoko Kanno
              • ... that motion capture for Kids on the Slope, an anime series adapted from a manga by Yuki Kodama, was performed by jazz musicians the director and composer found on YouTube? Source: "Making of Kids on the Slope, Session 1: Interview with Shinichirō Watanabe" on Kids on the Slope, Complete Collection (DVD)
                • ALT1:... that to prepare for Kids on the Slope, an anime series adapted from a manga by Yuki Kodama, composer Yoko Kanno (pictured) researched studio recording techniques of the 1950s and 1960s? Source: "Making of Kids on the Slope, Session 2: Interview with Yoko Kanno" on Kids on the Slope, Complete Collection (DVD)
                • ALT1a... that to create the soundtrack for Kids on the Slope, an anime series adapted from a manga by Yuki Kodama, composer Yoko Kanno (pictured) researched studio recording techniques of the 1950s and 1960s? Source: "Making of Kids on the Slope, Session 2: Interview with Yoko Kanno" on Kids on the Slope, Complete Collection (DVD)
                • ALT2:... that the soundtrack to Kids on the Slope, an anime adapted from a manga by Yuki Kodama, features American jazz musicians Art Blakey and Bill Evans? Source: cited in articles

              5x expanded by Morgan695 (talk). Self-nominated at 03:20, 29 May 2020 (UTC).

              • I'll be claiming Kids on the Slope for review (I'm not sure if I have the time to review the other article), but it's getting late where I live so I'll try to finish by tomorrow. My preferred hook is ALT0 since it's catchy and might interest those who aren't interested in anime (with the mention of YouTube and motion capture and all). Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 15:03, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
              • @Narutolovehinata5: Thank you for taking up this review. Note that I've added a third article to the nomination (third QPQ to come), so I've struck ALT0 and ALT1. Morgan695 (talk) 23:40, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
              Just took a quick look at this (I apologize for not starting the review earlier, I wasn't feeling very well yesterday) and while this isn't a DYK issue and won't affect the review for this nomination in any way, if you're planning to take Kids on the Slope to GA I'd suggest you try finding some more Japanese reception for the series (this may include disc sales numbers or other data), as well as more information about the live-action film if possible. As for the hook, this is probably one of the rare cases where I'd suggest that individual hooks might work out better than a multiple-article one. For example, the Kids on the Slope article by itself seems to have plenty of material that could work as hooks individually, whether it be on the portrayal of Christianity in Japan, or the motion capture stuff I highlighted above, and having a multiple article hook would mean these options won't be given a chance. Possible options could be to propose more hooks that feature Kidd on the Slope alone or perhaps at most just the main article plus the mangaka's article, while the music of article could have individual hooks proposed as well. I'll finish the review once these concerns have been addressed, but so far the series article doesn't seem to fail any DYK criteria. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 08:48, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
              Ehh, multiple hooks for such a specific, niche topic feels like overkill. Would prefer to keep all three in one hook if possible. Morgan695 (talk) 23:41, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
              Hooks about niche topics can work provided they're worded in a way they'd appeal to broad audiences. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:20, 4 June 2020 (UTC)
              Just to make it clear: I'm not rejecting any of the three article hooks, merely suggesting that additional hooks be proposed so that the eventual promoter can have several choices on what to promote. More hooks means more choices, and that can be a good thing if there's several interesting facts to choose from. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:22, 4 June 2020 (UTC)
              I think it's best to keep all articles in one hook, as Yuki Kodama and Music of Kids on the Slope are most interesting to a general audience in the context of their relation to Kids on the Slope. If this represents an impasse that makes you unable to review this nomination, please refer the nom to another editor. Thanks! Morgan695 (talk) 16:25, 4 June 2020 (UTC)
              Hi User:Narutolovehinata5, it's been a week since you claimed this DYK. Can you please provide an update on the status of your review? Morgan695 (talk) 23:22, 9 June 2020 (UTC)
              As I mentioned before, I would prefer if additional hooks would be proposed, mainly to give promoters more choices since there's just too much interesting content across the three articles to be limited to so few choices. The Kids on the Slope article is actually fine and more-or-less meets requirements, though as mentioned above I'd encourage more Japanese reception being added to the article (this is more in case you want to nominate it for GA and would not affect the DYK nomination). Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 23:27, 9 June 2020 (UTC)
              ALT2-A... that the depiction of Catholicism in Japan in Kids on the Slope, an anime series adapted from a manga by Yuki Kodama, has been compared to The Singing Nun and Sister Act? Source: Holy Anime!
              ALT2-B... that the the soundtrack to the manga and anime series Kids on the Slope features American jazz musicians Art Blakey and Bill Evans? Source: CD soundtrack(s) cited in article
              @User:Narutolovehinata5 Alt hooks above. Would like to again re-iterate that I believe this nomination works works best as a single hook. If this remains an impasse, I would again recommend referring this nomination to another editor. Morgan695 (talk) 23:48, 9 June 2020 (UTC)
              • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Kids on the Slope meets DYK requirements as being adequately sourced and having been expanded on time, with no closee paraphrasing detected. Some hook facts are cited offline so I'm assuming good faith for those. QPQ has been done for this article. Owing to a lack of time I will leave the review of the other two articles as well as the choice of hooks to another editor. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:30, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

              Articles created/expanded on May 30

              Manik Bagh

              Furniture pieces from Manik Bagh, designed by Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann in 1932
              Furniture pieces from Manik Bagh, designed by Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann in 1932

              Created by Gryffindor (talk). Self-nominated at 00:46, 30 May 2020 (UTC).

              QPQ: Red XN - Not done
              Overall: Symbol question.svg New enough and long enough. Sources seem OK (I made some edits to the article and filled in the references which were bare URLs) and seems free of plagiarism (Earwig's Copyvio Detector stands at 0%!). Pic OK. All hooks are cited. I don't like ALT0 since Muthesius is not a particularly well-known architect, but ALT1 and ALT2 are both OK. I prefer ALT1, and I am proposing a slight rewording of it:

              The QPQ still needs to be done, and once this is done it would be good to go. Xwejnusgozo (talk) 23:18, 12 June 2020 (UTC)

              Articles created/expanded on May 31

              Lillie Hall

              Lillie Hall, 1903
              Lillie Hall, 1903
              • ... that Lillie Hall (pictured), a combined car showroom and workshop, was run by Charles Rolls before he co-founded Rolls-Royce? Source: "Charles Stewart Rolls (1877-1910). Rolls was a keen driver who was well known in the car world, having taken part in many races of the time. In 1906 he founded Rolls-Royce Ltd with Sir Frederick Henry Royce (1863-1933), creating one of the world's most famous motoring companies. Prior to the establishment of the company, Rolls sold imported French cars in London. Lillie Hall was one of his first showrooms." ([28])
                • ALT1:... that Charles Rolls's first car showroom, Lillie Hall (pictured), was on the site of a disused skating rink? 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 Edwardx (talk), Whispyhistory (talk), and Philafrenzy (talk). Nominated by Edwardx (talk) at 12:12, 7 June 2020 (UTC).

              • Symbol question.svg Article creation date versus nomination filing date acceptable. Article length okay at 1835 B (313 words) readable prose size. Sourcing okay, neutrality okay, no evident signs of copyvio. QPQ done. Hook lengths okay, neutrality okay. ALT0 sourcing is confirmed, ALT1 sourcing is AGF in book. ALT1 is a little hookier, in that it may intrigue readers into clicking through to find out if this person is the Rolls in Rolls-Royce.
              Not sure about the image licensing, however. It has copyright notices on the page, and the metadata for the image itself says "© Science Museum Archive / Science&Society Picture Libr". I'm not sure if the {{PD-UK-unknown}} tag is really justified here. Have you contacted the Science Museum Group to see if they are okay with this image being added to Commons? Wasted Time R (talk) 11:10, 10 June 2020 (UTC)
              We don't need their permission. It's an anonymous image from 1903. Institutions often falsely claim copyright on images whose copyright has long expired. Philafrenzy (talk) 11:36, 10 June 2020 (UTC)
              I don't know UK copyright law. But the {{PD-UK-unknown}} text implies that declaring it public domain is only allowed if "the author is unknown and cannot be ascertained by reasonable enquiry". The description at the picture library page is somewhat specific – it says it's from an album of prints collected by Rolls. Maybe there is some indication in that physical album of who took it - a caption under the print, or some writing on the back of the print. So I think an inquiry to the Science Museum Group is warranted here. Now if you are saying that even if the author is known, a print from 1903 is out of copyright, then you need a different license tag that says that. Wasted Time R (talk) 23:25, 10 June 2020 (UTC)
              In my experience they would already have stated the photographer if they knew it as such details are recorded when photographs are added to collections. I think it is clear they don't know and relying on the Science Museum's own page is sufficient enquiry. Either way, I don't think they will access the album and reply to us now when everything is closed. I will look at it further. Philafrenzy (talk) 06:49, 11 June 2020 (UTC)

              Fast Mail (Southern Railway)

              5x expanded by Slambo (talk). Self-nominated at 14:45, 3 June 2020 (UTC).

              • General eligibility:

              Hook eligibility:

              • Cited: Red XN - The subsidy (federal or state?) is not mentioned clearly in the article.
              • Interesting: Green tickY
              • Other problems: Red XN - I suggest using "federal government" or "federal subsidy" in ALT1 to avoid confusion.
              QPQ: Done.

              Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg Needs further expansion to meet the length requirement. I find ALT1 to be more interesting, though perhaps another hook about how it only operated for five years would work. SounderBruce 03:47, 17 June 2020 (UTC)

              Thanks for the feedback. I wasn't able to easily make a word count calculation from when I started adding to this article. As to the verifiability... The article cited quotes in the first sentence of paragraph two: "This is the last of the fast mail trains, that received a bonus for its extra service in carrying the United States mail." This newspaper article calls it a bonus, but other newspaper citations, including Journal and Tribune (March 9, 1906), Farmer and Mechanic (April 17, 1906), and The Union Republican (December 13, 1906) (all of which are cited in the relevant paragraph in the History section) call it a subsidy and together corroborate that it was the last fast mail train to receive such a subsidy.
              I'll see about adding more detail and expanding it further today. Slambo (Speak) 16:33, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
              My reasoning for the increase in article size qualification is the byte count as shown in the article history. The edit before my additions showed the article size at 2,148 bytes, while the article size at my last edit before today (on June 1, 2020) was 17,880 bytes. Slambo (Speak) 16:52, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
              Slambo, the five-fold requirement is based on prose size and can be calculated using DYKcheck. The pre-expansion version (from November 29) had 1334 prose characters, and the current version (from June 1) has 6,168. SounderBruce 17:54, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
              Cool, thanks. The target isn't that much further, about 500 characters, so a little bit of background about fast mail trains in general would help to get it over the base count. I was looking through my personal library of books (some of which are on my LibraryThing catalog) and magazines but saw more about the service type in general or as practiced by other railroads rather than about this train specifically. Slambo (Speak) 16:21, 18 June 2020 (UTC)
              I've made a start on some background text. I could add more, but tried to stick with just the most relevant information. I haven't added the script noted above yet, but my word processor ( says that the prose in the new background section is 1441 characters long. Slambo (Speak) 03:30, 19 June 2020 (UTC)
              Slambo: Thanks for linking to LibraryThing...never knew it existed, and glad that it's now free. I've been maintaining my own spreadsheet but it's not as presentable.
              For the article: I don't think some of the background subsection is needed here in this article, as it would presumably be covered in an overview article like mail train. It can be reduced by a bit and still meet the five-fold requirement (FYI, the block quote is not included in the character count). SounderBruce 05:43, 20 June 2020 (UTC)

              Mood Ring (song)

              Created by Status (talk) and Markuskrgr (talk). Nominated by Status (talk) at 21:25, 31 May 2020 (UTC).

              • Symbol delete vote.svg While this the article is new, long enough, is most probably within policy, and a QPQ has been done, it fails criterion #3, "cited hook". The hook is cited to reference #3, which is an Instagram post, which makes it self-published, failing WP:RS. If you can find a reference that satisfies WP:RS about the hook, I can check if the rest of the article is suitable enough. Howard the Duck (talk) 17:30, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
              Symbol question.svg Replacing with this icon as the issue here is easily surmountable and the nomination shouldn't be closed just yet. From previous cases, hooks being based on self-published sources have been allowed in limited cases, usually when the information is not controversial and the source is either the subject themselves or otherwise related to a fact given in the subject's article. Of course, a better source would still be needed here as the Instagram post doesn't seem to make the link to The Chainsmokers explicit. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:47, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
              Hello! Here is a source talking about the hook. Someone replaced it with an Instagram link for some reason while adding some additional information not mentioned in that Billboard article, but I have restored it to how it was before. — Status (talk · contribs) 13:52, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
              Thanks. @Howard the Duck: Please continue the review now. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 11:51, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

              More & More (Twice song)

              5x expanded by Ashleyyoursmile (talk). Self-nominated at 15:52, 9 June 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.
              • I'm just wondering if this is the hookiest thing that can be said here? Many videos go viral. Yoninah (talk) 18:46, 6 July 2020 (UTC)
              ALT1: ... that the music video for Twice's song "More & More" was inspired by the Garden of Eden?
              @Yoninah and Ashleyyoursmile: Would this option work? I know the word "inspired" isn't used in the article but using "centered on" or "themed on" didn't sound right; ideas on more appropriate wording would also be appreciated. Nevertheless, the Garden of Eden angle might be a good starting point, especially if the picture used in the Garden of Eden article is used in both the hook and the article. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:53, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
              Narutolovehinata5, I am more than okay with your suggestion though "centered on" seems fine to me. I will gladly add the picture of Garden of Eden article to this song page and hook, once Yoninah also agrees to that. Ashleyyoursmile! 07:18, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
              Sure, go ahead. Yoninah (talk) 08:22, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

              Shooting of David McAtee

              Created by Fram (talk) and Leaky.Solar (talk). Nominated by The Squirrel Conspiracy (talk) at 22:34, 2 June 2020 (UTC).

              QPQ: Done.

              Overall: Symbol question.svg This is an informative article and the hook is good. Piped link is better pointing to Police body camera. Please add the weblink to the citation here and on the article put it on the previous sentence to reference the claim directly. Then it's good to go. Mujinga (talk) 17:51, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

              I've changed the destination for the piped link.

              Adesh Kumar Gupta

              • Reviewed: not required for having less than 5 DYK credits
              • Comment: I tried to find sources in English but failed. There is huge coverage in national Hindi dailies and, not surprisingly, some relevant facts are only covered by them

              Created by Deepak G Goswami (talk). Self-nominated at 12:40, 4 June 2020 (UTC).

              Die BIF – Blätter Idealer Frauenfreundschaften

              Die BIF, 2nd issue 1927
              Die BIF, 2nd issue 1927
              • ... that Die BIF (pictured) was the world's first lesbian magazine where only women were in charge? Source: [6] in text
                • ALT1:... that ...?

              Created by Denis Barthel (talk). Self-nominated at 20:06, 3 June 2020 (UTC).

              QPQ: Done.

              Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg Article is an interesting read! Hook is ok, suggest taking out "in 1927" for added hookiness, could also wikilink lesbian magazines or lesbian. QPQ needs to be done, feel free to ask for help if it's not clear what needs to be done. Pic is ok but maybe File:BIF_Titelblatt_192x.jpg would stand out better at 120 x 133 px, being a bit more colour defined? Mujinga (talk) 18:06, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

              • @Denis Barthel: Thanks for the ping elsewhere about the QPQ, I added it here. This is now ready to go, just wanted to check what you thought about wikilinking lesbian magazines or lesbian since you didn't respond on that, doing it or not is equally fine by me. Then I can approve, cheers Mujinga (talk) 13:02, 6 July 2020 (UTC)
              • @Mujinga: I adopted the link on lesbian magazines. Thanks for all your help, all the best! Denis Barthel (talk) 20:57, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

              Angels Ain't Listening

              Created/expanded by Eurohunter (talk). Self-nominated at 22:32, 6 June 2020 (UTC).


              1. ^ Anders Öhrman (2 June 2020). "Det är många i samhället som sätter på sig en mask för att låtsas må bra" [Many people in society put on a mask to pretend to feel good]. QX (in Swedish). Retrieved 3 June 2020.
              2. ^ Jonathan Currinn (3 June 2020). "Basshunter Releases New Single "Angels Ain't Listening"". CelebMix. Retrieved 3 June 2020.

              Articles created/expanded on June 4

              Police abolition movement

              "Defund the police" sign held by a demonstrator at a George Floyd protest on June 5, 2020
              "Defund the police" sign held by a demonstrator at a George Floyd protest on June 5, 2020
              • ... that defunding the police is being demanded by protestors (pictured) and proposed by legislators in multiple US cities? Source: “'We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department,' Jeremiah Ellison, a member of the City Council, said on Twitter this week. 'And when we’re done, we’re not simply gonna glue it back together,' he added. 'We are going to dramatically rethink how we approach public safety and emergency response.' " "At least three others, including the City Council president, Lisa Bender, have also called for taking the Police Department apart." "Minneapolis is not the only city asking the question. Across the country, calls to defund, downsize or abolish police departments are gaining new traction"

              Created by Valereee (talk). Self-nominated at 15:11, 7 June 2020 (UTC).

              QPQ: Done.

              Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg LittleT889 (talk) 13:54, 11 June 2020 (UTC)

              • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but the hook reads like a news item. Could you say anything more interesting about the subject? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 23:01, 16 June 2020 (UTC)
              Yoninah, thanks. I'm not sure the hook still works, anyway, as another article has been created at Defund the police, which might have turned the boldlink into an easter egg. The article's had huge additions by multiple editors, I'll go give it a read and see what's there. —valereee (talk) 11:51, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
              FWIW, I think the demand in question (abolishing the police) sounds radical enough that simply stating that it is being made is plenty hooky. Vanamonde (Talk) 03:09, 18 June 2020 (UTC)
              • Thank you, Vanamonde. But first we have this merge tag to deal with. Yoninah (talk) 14:02, 18 June 2020 (UTC)

              Etienne Karita

              • ... that Etienne Karita helped bring HIV research back to Rwanda after the genocide?
              • Comment: Moved to the mainspace on June 19

              Created by Globe17 (talk). Self-nominated at 14:07, 19 June 2020 (UTC).

              Black Birders Week, Earyn McGee, Corina Newsome

              Earyn McGee in 2020
              Earyn McGee in 2020
              • ... that ornithologist Corina Newsome and herpetologist Earyn McGee (pictured) held events as part of the inaugural Black Birders Week, an effort to celebrate black nature enthusiasts? Source: The scientific specialties are cited in the first lines of their respective articles. Participation in events is cited in the last sentence of the first paragraph of the 2020 Series section in Black Birders Week. The aim of the movement is cited in the opening sentence of the same article.

              Created by Gthh (talk) (McGee and Newsome) and DarTar (talk) (event). Nominated by The Squirrel Conspiracy (talk) at 23:25, 9 June 2020 (UTC).

              • Comment: I’d like to make sure activist Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman is credited and included in the list, not only because she created the event, but also because she was the target of a vicious attempt to erase her name from the list of organizers by an anonymous account who flagged all articles for deletion.—DarTar (talk) 03:26, 10 June 2020 (UTC)

              Andy Auld (Royal Navy officer)

              Created by Lightburst (talk), Nigel Ish (talk), MilborneOne (talk), and 7&6=thirteen (talk). Nominated by 7&6=thirteen () 01:39, 8 June 2020 (UTC)

              • Striking ALT0, as it is too vague and subjective. How is "success" measured? Striking ALT2 and ALT3 because they are not phrased as a question, and again subjective characterization as "succesful". buidhe 00:39, 9 June 2020 (UTC)
              Remove strikes. put in question marks. You could have done that too, User:Buidhe 7&6=thirteen () 12:05, 9 June 2020 (UTC)
              "Successful" is a subjective criterion and should never be used unattributed in a DYK hook or for that matter, a WP article. Restored strikes because this aspect was never addressed. buidhe 12:08, 9 June 2020 (UTC)
              Template:Did you know nominations/Coronation of the Thai monarch is the QPQ. 7&6=thirteen () 13:51, 10 June 2020 (UTC)
              Consider changing in the hook the words the Sea Harrier to a short take-off and vertical landing jet fighter and then linking those words to British Aerospace Sea Harrier.--Doug Coldwell (talk) 21:18, 10 June 2020 (UTC)
              In my suggestion maybe even just link "jet fighter" to British Aerospace Sea Harrier.--Doug Coldwell (talk) 21:35, 10 June 2020 (UTC)

              Republic XP-69

              Republic XP-69 wind tunnel model
              Republic XP-69 wind tunnel model

              Converted from a redirect by ZLEA (talk). Self-nominated at 02:28, 6 June 2020 (UTC).

              • Symbol possible vote.svg I am concerned about the reliability of [], which is the cited source. While it cites its own sources, from first glance it appears to be a personal blog of some kind. Assuming no QPQ is required, this otherwise meets the requirements. CMD (talk) 13:23, 10 June 2020 (UTC)
              Chipmunkdavis Joe Baugher is one of the top aviation authors and researchers. Though his website may look like a poorly constructed blog, the information on it is well researched and even used for research by many other aviation authors. - ZLEA T\C 14:08, 10 June 2020 (UTC)
              Indeed, the website is a poorly constructed blog with excellent looking information. However, I don't know if that information qualifies it as an RS. Has the website been discussed at WP:RS/N or elsewhere on Wikipedia regarding its reliability? CMD (talk) 14:56, 10 June 2020 (UTC)
              I'm not sure. Perhaps MilborneOne would know. - ZLEA T\C 16:05, 10 June 2020 (UTC)

              Perhaps it's worth inquiring at WP:WikiProject Aircraft or WP:WikiProject Military history? CMD (talk) 14:05, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

              I've brought it up here. - ZLEA T\C 14:41, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

              Articles created/expanded on June 5

              Albanese Candy

              5x expanded by Linguaddict (talk), Toughpigs (talk), Lightburst (talk), and 7&6=thirteen (talk). Nominated by 7&6=thirteen () 00:08, 8 June 2020 (UTC)

              Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman

              Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman
              Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman

              Created by Yul B. Allwright (talk). Nominated by The Squirrel Conspiracy (talk) at 23:43, 6 June 2020 (UTC).

              • Comment: I think the suggested hook is inaccurate, because she is not yet an ECONOMIST. Ms Opoku-Agyeman is an activist, a writer, and a student of economics. She has been influential in the field of economics for her organizing work and writing about the field, but not thus far for her own research or teaching. I have no objection to ALT1. — Preceding unsigned comment added by EAWH (talkcontribs)
                • One does not become an economist by getting a graduate degree in economics. One becomes an economist by practicing economics. "She has simultaneously held an appointment as a visiting research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research." would indicate that she meets that standard. The Squirrel Conspiracy (talk) 03:33, 8 June 2020 (UTC)
                  • I’m having difficulty verifying that Visiting Research Fellow is even a position at the NBER (see Talk:Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman#Dubious).
                    Even ignoring that, it’s a stretch to call someone an economist when they do not have an economics degree (besides a minor in Economics), do not have economics publications (besides blog posts), and have not been described by independent RSes as an economist. Just go with ALT1. — MarkH21talk 11:16, 8 June 2020 (UTC)
              • Please take a look at the way "economist" is used to describe notable people in Wikipedia. Look at the pages in lists such as List of economists--all of these people who work as economists in the 21st Century have PhDs. There is a reason that all of the economist categories were removed from this page, after much discussion among editors. And note that while "Faculty Research Fellows" at the NBER are highly competitive positions for economists, "Visiting Research Fellow" is a different title used for post-BA students. — Preceding unsigned comment added by EAWH (talkcontribs)
              • I will leave it to the reviewer to decide whether the sources support ALT0 or not. That's why ALT1 exists. The Squirrel Conspiracy (talk) 22:42, 8 June 2020 (UTC)
              Off-topic discussion about the now-closed AfD.
              :* Comment: The article may have survived its AfD nomination due to the subject's blatant Twitter canvassing, but it's still pretty much an open question whether solicited biographies like this should remain in Wikipedia. I would refrain from prominently featuring it on DYK in the meantime. --bender235 (talk) 17:20, 10 June 2020 (UTC)
              • Good Grief! You made your opinion quite clear in that AfD discussion, and other active, experienced editors disagreed with you. It's absurd to say that the article survived AfD due to the subject's Twitter posts when we don't know how the AfD discussion would have evolved otherwise. (I argued that the page should be Kept before I saw the Twitter posts, and I wasn't alone.) — Preceding unsigned comment added by EAWH (talkcontribs)
              • As elaborated here, more than 20 of the roughly 35 Wikipedians commenting on the AfD had practically dormant accounts (no contribution in more than a month prior), including seven single-purpose accounts only created to dump a comment and leave. Clearly those people only showed up because of canvassing. As you may recall, the AfD was closed without prejudice. --bender235 (talk) 19:43, 10 June 2020 (UTC)
              • Of the at least 10 active Wikipedians commenting on the AfD, you appeared to be one of two arguing for Delete. If we ignore all of the dormant accounts, new accounts, and IP addresses, the discussion might likely have ended in Keep anyways. In your opinion, is any AfD ever truly closed?--EAWH (talk) 20:02, 10 June 2020 (UTC)
              • There are AfDs that reach a clear-cut decision in either direction, there are AfDs that don't reach consensus, and there are AfDs that are upended because of a deliberate sabotage of the process. The AfD we're talking about falls in the third category. --bender235 (talk) 20:50, 10 June 2020 (UTC)

              Articles created/expanded on June 6

              Stephanie Pollack

              Created by EoRdE6 (talk). Self-nominated at 03:09, 16 June 2020 (UTC).

              Leila Hassan

              Created by Lajmmoore (talk). Self-nominated at 15:46, 12 June 2020 (UTC).

              Great! Happy with the hookier ALT1 (Lajmmoore (talk) 13:39, 2 July 2020 (UTC))

              Hello! Lovely article, I really enjoyed reading about Hassan and her work! This would be a great DYK hook for the front page! I agree with you both and prefer lajmmoore's hookier hook. I am new to the DYK review process so please forgive any errors in this process, but I do have a few suggestions for this article:

              • There are a few areas that I think should be re-phrased to comply with WP:IMPARTIAL , such as "The Race Today Collective was led and organised by a number of women, including Hassan, whose influence on its direction needs further recognition." - I think that the last part of this sentence might be more of an opinion than a fact and should be slightly re-phrased. A similar issue with "...IRR's paternalistic organisation, turning it into a more radical organisation" - perhaps a slight shift in phrasing would keep this claim truer to the source's calling the IRR's leadership "conservative" and keep clear of bias/opinion-as-fact.
              • Also - in this source, Hassan is listed as one of the editors, so I am not sure where that falls under WP:SELFPUBLISH. There are clearly enough other resources for notoriety, etc, I might just be careful with that source. -- Maybe a more experienced editor can comment on this!
              • I could not specifically find this in the Manual of Style - but I wonder if the section "personal life" should come before "career" for readability.
              • Should the fact she was a devout practitioner of Islam be mentioned in the article? Is it relevant to her career and the reasons why she is notable? Again, maybe a more experienced editor should comment here because I am not the most familiar with policies. I am looking at MOS:ETHNICITY for reference, although this is not in the lead paragraph so I am not sure the same applies. I personally assume there is a likely connection between her religious upbringing and her activism, but I think unless a reference specifically states their connection, it is maybe not great to single someone out with their religion if it is not relevant. Again... I may be wrong here! Hope that helps! Terasaface (talk) 15:27, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

              Mark Ormrod (Royal Marine)

              • ... that Mark Ormrod was the UK's first triple amputee of Operation Herrick? Source: "Mayhew, Emily (2017). A Heavy Reckoning: War, Medicine and Survival in Afghanistan and Beyond. p.82

              Created/expanded by Woody (talk). Self-nominated at 16:03, 10 June 2020 (UTC).

              Abdur Rahman Peshawari

              • Comment: This article was created many years back, however I have made some additions and expansions to it recently. Mar4d (talk) 13:06, 10 June 2020 (UTC)

              5x expanded by Mar4d (talk). Self-nominated at 13:06, 10 June 2020 (UTC).

              • Symbol possible vote.svg It is a very interesting article, well referenced, and generally within the policy. Expansion happened recently, but it hasn't met the 5x criteria because the March 2020 version (before the June expansion) has 2,754 characters of text, while the current one has 10116. To be ineligible, it needs 2,754x5 = 13,770 so unfortunately more content is needed. Note that only the text counts for the 5x calculation; images, captions, infobox templates, references, etc. do not. Let me know if it is still possible to expand the content.

              Both hooks are verified, but I prefer the ALT1 because the fact asserted is more concrete. I would suggest rewriting sentences like "His career in the future of the newly-created Turkish state ended prematurely when he was shot in the back during an assassination attempt in Istanbul in 1925" and "He left a respected legacy in Turkey" to be more neutral and less editorialized, but for the most part this article is well written. HaEr48 (talk) 13:40, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

              @HaEr48: That's so close. Is there still time to expand this to meet the threshold?VR talk 14:09, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
              Yes, in my experience nominators are given time to still expand the article in these kind of cases, so I am giving the nominator some time here. HaEr48 (talk) 14:12, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
              Thanks HaEr48 and Vice regent for your comments. HaEr48, thanks in particular for taking the time to review the article, I appreciate it thoroughly. I seem to have made an error in the way I calculated the 5x expansion and would like to apologise.
              Although there are some informative excerpts in Faiz Ahmed's book, which could be used to salvage another extra couple of lines, I'm not entirely confident if I have the time or focus to be able to bring the article to the required threshold you noted. Could you perhaps set a deadline, failing which, this DYK can be closed with no further action? I feel if I have that as a reference instead, I just might be able to get around to it. Mar4d (talk) 16:06, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
              @Mar4d: Okay. I'd say, 1 week from this comment? Thank you and all the best! HaEr48 (talk) 16:55, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
              @HaEr48: Sounds fair. Thanks, Mar4d (talk) 16:57, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

              Black suffrage in the United States

              1876 cartoon illustrating opposition to African Americans suffrage
              1876 cartoon illustrating opposition to African Americans suffrage
              • ... that after the American Civil War, Reconstruction era laws enabled black suffrage, but in practice, African Americans still faced obstacles to voting? 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)Swinney, Everette (1962). "Enforcing the Fifteenth Amendment, 1870–1877". Journal of Southern History. 28#2 (2): 202–218. doi:10.2307/2205188. JSTOR 2205188.

              Created by Evrik (talk). Self-nominated at 07:27, 7 June 2020 (UTC).

              • Symbol possible vote.svg Looks good content-wise. Stylistically, please fix:
              • Careless mistakes in copyediting (spacing, misplaced punctuation) throughout the article. Please give it a good reread.
              • Grammatical mistakes in the lead; the second and third sentences are run-on sentences.
              • Unusual capitalization of "free Negroes".
              • "Case" in "Dred Scott case" should not be italicized.
              • Use a consistent capitalization scheme for "white" and "black" throughout the article. They are more commonly found in lowercase. Likewise, hyphenation for "African-American" should be consistent for a single part of speech. Generally we use a hyphen in the adjective form but not the noun form.
              • "Declaration" should not be capitalized.
              • Link grandfather clause, the reader cannot be assumed to know what it means.
              • Putting "See: Category:United States electoral redistricting case law" in the middle of a paragraph is not MoS-compliant.
              In terms of the hook, "favored" seems weird to me. I would use "enabled", "facilitated", or "legalized" instead, depending on the connotation you desire. -- King of ♥ 05:34, 13 June 2020 (UTC)
              • I made all the changes you suggested, and have listed this at WP:GOCE in hopes they'll help further. --evrik (talk) 05:22, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
              • I just noticed something: Nothing in this hook implies that it is about American history. It may be obvious from context for an American, but not necessarily to an international audience. To clarify the context, you can change "Civil War" to "American Civil War" and/or "blacks" to "African Americans" (and link it please). -- King of ♥ 05:14, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
              • I made the change. I will ping you after GOCE looks at it. --evrik (talk) 05:22, 17 June 2020 (UTC)

              Articles created/expanded on June 7

              Killing of Manuel Ellis

              Created by Darouet (talk). Nominated by BarrelProof (talk) at 21:58, 12 June 2020 (UTC).

              Thank you BarrelProof for nominating. I might suggest one more alternative:

              Best, -Darouet (talk) 21:10, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

              Perhaps "... that Manuel Ellis is one of at least seven black Americans since 2014 who shouted ..." (italics used to show changes – the number seven and the span of time are according to the I can't breathe article – this includes Eric Garner, Anton Black, Javier Ambler, Derrick Scott, Manuel Ellis, George Floyd, and a 17-year-old boy in Philadelphia). —BarrelProof (talk) 21:47, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

              Hong Kong Junta

              • ... that Filipino revolutionaries exiled in Hong Kong declared themselves a government-in-exile, becoming the Hong Kong Junta, due to monetary disputes? Source: "The assemblage agreed to repudiate the Biak-na-Bato agreement...authorized Aguilnaldo to take charge of the money...represented the first action of the Hong Kong Junta...reins of provisional government were assumed" (page 37)
                • ALT1:... that money Spain provided to the Hong Kong Junta as part of a peace deal were used to buy weapons to fight Spain? Source: "preservation of the money he had received in accordance with the agreement...P50,000 for the shipment of arms to the Philippines" (pages 32 and 68)

              Created by Wtmitchell (talk). Nominated by Chipmunkdavis (talk) at 13:27, 10 June 2020 (UTC).

              City Developments Limited

              • Comment: Reviewer to take note, the article was AfD twice due to copyvio reasons. This version was first created by a paid COI contributor, Yang Alexandra. However, myself (Robertsky, with no COI with City Developments Limited) and TheGreatSG'rean have took on to expand the draft, and reviewing/editing/removing the COI contributions in the process.

              Moved to mainspace by Robertsky (talk) and TheGreatSG'rean (talk). Nominated by Robertsky (talk) at 07:46, 7 June 2020 (UTC).

              Articles created/expanded on June 8

              Naki Sumo Crying Baby Festival

              The Naki Sumo Festival at Senso-ji Temple in Tokyo, Japan
              The Naki Sumo Festival at Senso-ji Temple in Tokyo, Japan
              • Comment: This is my 4th nomination. The article includes a couple other images. Happy to swap the image I've included in the nomination for a different one if it's better suited to DYK.

              Created by Brinacor (talk). Self-nominated at 01:51, 18 June 2020 (UTC).

              • Symbol question.svg The article actually doesn't meet the new article criterion, as it was nominated on June 18 which is outside the seven-day requirement (which means the article should have been nominated no later than June 15). It however appears to meet the 5x expansion criterion as it was expanded five-fold since the 8th (when the article was moved to mainspace). Otherwise no close paraphrasing was found and the other article requirements are met. I'm a bit confused as to which is the exact sentence that the hook fact: is it Two babies at a time compete in short matches, often while held in the arms of professional or student sumo wrestlers? If it's this sentence, then the footnote for referencing needs to be duplicated here. There could also be additional hook ideas here, like how sometimes parents look for places in Japan for the babies to compete in due to how popular the practice is, or the reason for its existence (it bringing good luck?) As this is only the nominator's fourth DYK no QPQ is required. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 14:10, 18 June 2020 (UTC)
              The nominator hasn't been edited since the day of the nomination and issues remain unaddressed. Unless Brinacor returns to editing soon or another editor decides to adopt this and take care of the referencing and hook ideas, this may have to be closed as stale. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 11:55, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
              Thanks for the review and helpful suggestions, @Narutolovehinata5:. I'll make the changes and suggest some alternative hooks as soon as possible. Thanks, Brinacor (talk) 01:18, 8 July 2020 (UTC)

              Corythomantis greeningi

              • ... that Greening's frog retreats into a hole, blocks the entrance with its spiny head and injects venom into anything that tries to dislodge it? Source: "A Brazilian scientist has made the painful, first-hand discovery of the first frog capable of injecting a toxic venom into potential predators. Carlos Jared, a researcher at Instituto Butantan in Sao Paolo, was collecting frogs in a forest Goytacazes National Reserve in southeastern Brazil when one of them head-butted him, jabbing its spines into his hand. That caused "intense pain radiating up the arm, lasting about five hours,"

              5x expanded by Hanberke (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk). Nominated by Cwmhiraeth (talk) at 08:13, 14 June 2020 (UTC).

              *Symbol question.svg Starting review. The first question I have is whether the article image is licenced correctly. The commons upload lists cc-by SA-4.0, however the article page doesnt specify a licence, and the original publication date of the article precedes creative commons 4.0 licencing.--Kevmin § 00:55, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
              • Symbol question.svg Image in question has been deleted as a copyright violation. none of the sources in the article seem to support "Greening's frog" as a viable widely used name in more common use then the binomial.--Kevmin § 20:39, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
              • @Kevmin: I have added a reference for the common name. I like to use the common name in the hook as it is more accessible to the general reader. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:30, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
              • The problem is that "Greening's frog" is in very little use while "Greening's frog" is the most often used. We shouldn't be promoting a rare vernacular name that isn't used over the most commonly used name.--Kevmin § 19:06, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

              Jerry Masslo

              • ... that the racist murder of the South African refugee Jerry Masslo in 1989 led to Italy accepting refugees from non-Eastern European countries? Source: (see article for sourcing)
                • ALT1:... that the South African refugee Jerry Masslo was granted a state funeral after his racist murder in Italy in 1989? Source: (see article for sourcing)
              • Comment: No images available - itwiki has images, but those are specific exceptions in Italian copyright law, which cannot be used on enwiki. Article should be moved from Jerry Essan Masslo to Jerry Masslo. (improved hooks welcome!)

              Created by Effeietsanders (talk). Self-nominated at 01:33, 11 June 2020 (UTC).

              • This is just a comment but I'm not sure if using the word "racist" in the hooks (as in "racist murders") is a good idea. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 09:02, 19 June 2020 (UTC)
              @Narutolovehinata5: Just to clarify: are you concerned that the 'racist' is not an appropriate characterization, or do you feel that although it was racist, it should not be mentioned here (or maybe a third option)? I'm open to suggestions in general, just clearing up and possibly providing further context. effeietsanders 23:38, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
              More of the second option. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 23:40, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
              Thanks. Just to clarify my thinking here, and then I'll leave it to someone else to judge: the racist component seemed from the sources/context to be relevant as to how the Italians responded to the murder. The fact that Masslo was South African, makes this even more sensitive. effeietsanders 23:49, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
              • hiya i'll take this on for review and i think we can get there but it will take a bit of work. here's some issues i'm seeing on a quick look Mujinga (talk) 18:33, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
              • the hooks need to have a citation attached so it's easy for me to check the claims
              • every paragraph in the article needs to have at least one citation to a reliable source
              • obviously this can be an emotive issue but i don't think the word "racist" is suitable here. compared to racist murders such as Murder of Stephen Lawrence this doesn't seem like a hate crime to me, more a robbery gone tragically wrong. if the racism is more "how the Italians responded to the murder" then that isn't so much about the murder itself. ultimately, i don't think the hooks lose much by taking the word out.
              • QPQ does not seem to be necessary as this is a first nom, just checking that is correct
              • the page move mentioned above has been done, so that's no longer an issue
              • earwig gives no copyvio so that's good, paging @Effeietsanders: for a response to the other comments. Mujinga (talk) 18:46, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
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              Moral (1982 film)

              Created by What a pro. (talk). Self-nominated at 16:44, 9 June 2020 (UTC).