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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
October 21 1
October 30 1
November 7 1
November 26 1
November 29 1
November 30 1
December 3 3
December 4 1
December 6 2
December 8 2
December 10 1
December 13 1
December 16 2 1
December 17 2
December 18 2
December 19 2
December 20 1
December 21 1
December 22 1
December 24 1
December 25 1
December 26 1
December 27 1
December 28 2 1
December 31 2
January 1 1 1
January 2 5 2
January 3 4 3
January 4 2 2
January 5 4 1
January 6 4 2
January 7 6 2
January 8 3 1
January 9 7 3
January 10 6 3
January 11 8 5
January 12 1 1
January 13 9 7
January 14 10 5
January 15 7 4
January 16 5 2
January 17 13 7
January 18 19 14
January 19 11 10
January 20 10 5
January 21 13 7
January 22 8 5
January 23 15 9
January 24 7 5
January 25 5 4
January 26 9 3
January 27 11 2
January 28 6 1
January 29 3
Total 247 118
Last updated 15:00, 29 January 2020 UTC
Current time is 15:01, 29 January 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.
  • Consider adding {{Did you know nominations/YOUR ARTICLE TITLE}} to the article's talk page (without a section heading‍—‌the template adds a section heading automatically).

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 WT:DYK asking someone else to do so.

How to move a nomination subpage to a new name

  • 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 October 21

Tulsa Club Building

  • ... that the Tulsa Club Building was abandoned by its original owner in 1994 and remained without legal occupants until 2019, when it was opened after extensive refurbishment as a boutique hotel? (194 characters with spaces)
  • ALT1:... that the Tulsa Club Building suffered four major arson fires in 2010, including three in a two-week period, yet remained strong enough to allow conversion to a hotel instead of demolition? (181 characters with spaces)
  • Reviewed: Glenn Pool Oil Reserve
  • Comment: Article started & saved as User:Bruin2/Tulsa Club Building on October 11, 2019. Moved to main space from Draft:/Tulsa Club Building by Bkissin as Tulsa Club Building on October 21, 2109.

Created by Bruin2 (talk). Self-nominated at 00:03, 26 October 2019 (UTC).

  • Note: nomination had not been transcluded back in October, but the nomination was created in time. Bruin2 will be providing a QPQ over the next few days. BlueMoonset (talk) 17:59, 28 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg it is new enough, and long enough. I would like to see the citations cleaned up using something like {{citenews}}. It needs to be further wikified. I am not thrilled with the current hooks. Some copyediting of the text is needed as well. --evrik (talk) 22:43, 30 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Bruin2 has still not provided a QPQ, one is still needed. As for the hooks, I actually think that ALT1 might be interesting. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:36, 8 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Note to evrik and Narutolovehinata5: a QPQ has been provided above. Bruin2 has not addressed the other issues, but there is no requirement at DYK that citations use "cite news" or any other templates, just that they not be bare URLs, so the article meets the sourcing requirements, even if it would be a nice enhancement to use the templates. The copyedit and additional wikification does need to be attended to, however. (Like Narutolovehinata5, I find ALT1 of sufficient interest. I have adjusted the article so it matches the source on the arson fires, and made sure the hook arson facts were cited at the end of the sentence where they're found.) BlueMoonset (talk) 23:34, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg @Bruin2 and BlueMoonset: I still think it needs to be further copyedited and wikified. I could live with Alt1. If anyone else wants to pass it, please do. --evrik (talk) 03:21, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
I'd approve ALT1, but there's a "by whom" template that's currently in the article. That will need to be addressed first before this can be approved. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 04:35, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
  • I've put in a request at the Guild of Copy Editors to have the article copyedited and wikified, as evrik has said the article needs. It will probably be a couple of weeks before the article is worked on. BlueMoonset (talk) 06:28, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
  • @Bruin2: perhaps you can work on the missing citations? --evrik (talk) 21:50, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
  • I have dealt with the citation needed and clarification needed templates (and the reason they had been added) in the article. BlueMoonset (talk) 09:33, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg While it does need copyediting, I think it passes. I'm okay with Alt1. Does anyone else concur? --evrik (talk) 16:47, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
ALT1 is the best option, but again, as long as the copyediting issues have not yet been addressed, this nomination cannot be approved. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:42, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
It appears that all of the previous flags have been satisfied, and no new ones have surfaced. I have run the Earwig's Copy Vio bot again (twice), but turned up nothing that seemed to need correction. In addition, I have spot-checked some sections of the article visually, just in case I don't understand properly how to use the bot. Still see no issues. I remain willing to help with revisions, but I will need more specifics about identifying any more problems that concern other reviewers. Otherwise, it seems to me that this DYK is ready for prime time. Thanks to all of you for helping move this submission forward. In case I didn't make myself clear earlier, I am OK with using ALT 1 as the hook. Bruin2 (talk) 21:21, 24 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on October 30

Nocturnes (Debussy)

  • ... that the third of three Nocturnes for orchestra by Claude Debussy requires a women's chorus singing like sirens, without words? Source: several

5x expanded by Chuckstreet (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 21:43, 5 November 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg DYK check says 7X growth within a week of the nomination, complete rewrite as far as I can tell. Hook is ~127 chars and sourced on two different lines. Earwig says it's 78.8% likely a copyvio. This is mostly due to long quotes from the identified URL and some sections that aren't quotes but have similar word choices. I'd suggest the expander/nominator see if they can address this. Nominator took care of QPQ. I personally think the connection between Whistler and the musical work is more interesting than the chorus singing without words, but that's me. dm (talk) 17:50, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
  • You meen blocked. Yes. Did you see that Dmadeo and I have a lengthy discussion on my talk. Question is if one of us - or you? - is willing to look for the close paraphrases and fix them. I said I would but not now. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:42, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Yes, blocked, for sockpuppetry. Hower I was quoting dm in this discussion, Debussy Nocturnes DYK nomination. I was trying to bring some discussion here to move this along. --evrik (talk) 21:40, 13 December 2019 (UTC)
We don't need discussion but someone to fix close paraphrasing. Will you? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:23, 13 December 2019 (UTC)
I had a look. I removed some paraphrasing; the remaining Earwig objections are quotes (presumably in translation from French) of Debussy and assorted commentators, probably not substantial enough to be copyvio, but the fact that the selection of quotes is too similar to that used in the first source may be. HLHJ (talk) 20:45, 15 December 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, that is a great gift! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:40, 15 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg Think there are still some places where the wording is too close to that of the source. For example, compare "these three orchestral pieces were giving him even more trouble" with "these three orchestral pieces were giving him more trouble". Nikkimaria (talk) 01:35, 17 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg I have looked through this with earwig, and there still is some close paraphrasing. I had thought it was okay. I'm going to let someone else pass this. --evrik (talk) 19:59, 17 December 2019 (UTC)
Mea culpa; I found two more significant-looking paraphrases amid all the Debussy quotes (including the one about trouble). Rephrased them (see article edit history). If someone with fresh eyes would read the article and then the sources, it might help. As I said, I'm not sure if the quotes are OK; Debussy died over a century ago, but the translator might not have. On Léon Vallas' 1926 biography, we still have seven years to go before he is 70 years dead, and if the translator is Dr. Richard E. Rodda, he is presumably still alive and the translation is in-copyright. A translation was made in in 1933; it's the source for some of the quotes in the article, and as it's PD I replaced another translation from an unknown source with its translation (Rodda seems to use this translation, but does not cite any of his translations). I am unable to trace the source of the translations of the quotations I have tagged with "clarify" tags", and the "that kind of music" and "pretty much finished" ones, which I think are too short to worry about copyvio. I found some verification problems, including problems with the factual accuracy, so I think this needs a fair bit more work. HLHJ (talk) 04:18, 21 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg There are eight "citation needed" templates and six "clarification needed" templates. Until they are dealt with in some manner, this is not ready for a new reviewer. BlueMoonset (talk) 18:57, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
    I'm aware of the tags but know little about the content, and am off to vacation. Perhaps dubious facts could just be omitted? I saw tags for the tempo markings which would simply be in a score?? I removed a tag for "2 viollins, viola, cello, double bass" which is simply the most conventional string scoring there is. Perhaps others are of the same "quality" ...? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:22, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
  • I have reviewed the citations for quotes credited to the O'Brien translation. Several weren't in that source, and I've left notes next to the citation needed tags if I found hints about possible sources. If I can make some time this week I will try to review some more citation needed tags. Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 17:40, 8 January 2020 (UTC)
  • I've now reviewed pretty much all the quotes in an attempt to confirm sources. I think I've disentangled the O'Brien translation (1933) of Vallas, and Vallas (1958). Search suggests that "Brook" is the source for several of the quotes, but I don't have access to a print copy; if someone else has access and can double check those citations, that would be great. Also, the Tempo markings are still tagged and need to be confirmed (presumably against an edition of the score such as Herlin 2000.) I updated a couple of things based on recent sources. Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 04:46, 9 January 2020 (UTC)
  • The last items that need citations appear to be things from the score. Personally, I don't think we need citations on those lines, but does anyone have the score? --evrik (talk) 16:16, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
    Everybody. External links, IMSLP. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:04, 13 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 7

Iris lortetii

Iris lortetii
Iris lortetii

Created by DavidAnstiss (talk). Self-nominated at 23:56, 12 November 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol delete vote.svg Article got shorter by almost 30% in the period before the nomination, and hasn't been made longer since then either. Nor is it new or a Good Article. Also, no QPQ. Too bad, I had a good hook about parts of the plant being toxic to its own germinated embryos. -Freekee (talk) 04:34, 29 November 2019 (UTC)
@Freekee: Just a comment. Unless I've misread the article history, this article was moved to mainspace on 7 November [[1]]]. It was nominated on 12 November so therefore it would count as "new" as it didn't exist before then. [[2]]. Cowlibob (talk) 22:20, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
Damn. I didn't know that was a thing. :-( I think it would be helpful if noms mentioned that sort of thing in their nominations. I suppose I have to do a new QPQ now. -Freekee (talk) 19:53, 1 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Freekee, as best I can tell, you only have three prior DYK credits (and quite old ones at that), which means while a review from you is always welcome, it is not required until you have five DYK credits, or the nomination would take you over five. BlueMoonset (talk) 03:23, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Full new review needed. Article was moved to mainspace on November 7, and was therefore only five days old for DYK purposes when it was nominated on November 12, which means it was definitely new enough. BlueMoonset (talk) 01:41, 1 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The image is in the public domain, the hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and Earwig detected no copyright issues. @DavidAnstiss: You have exactly five previous DYKs and this means a QPQ needs to be done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 07:23, 1 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Note: pings would not have gone through without a sig (adding one, though that won't cause belated pings), so repinging Cwmhiraeth and DavidAnstiss to make sure they see this (it may no longer be relevant after nearly two weeks). BlueMoonset (talk) 16:25, 22 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this and started to edit and format references to bring it up to Wikipedia standards. The article is littered with many cites within the same sentence, and the Google Books refs are not formatted correctly. As I would rather spend my time building prep sets, I stopped right before the Biochemistry section and leave it to the nominator or someone else to clean this up. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 22:24, 25 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Replacing tick as the article, although annoyingly over-cited, conforms to the DYK rules on citations. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:37, 28 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg I'm sorry, there is a huge amount of close paraphrasing from the IUCN source, also from other sources. You must rewrite and re-phrase your source material in your own words.
  • Source: The rhizomes require a hot and dry dormancy period and the plants are sensitive to competition and shading.
  • Article: the rhizomes require a hot and dry dormancy period (after flowering) and the plants are sensitive to competition and shading.
  • Source: Unfortunately, cultivated specimens rarely survive more than two seasons, causing a continuous demand for fresh specimens.
  • Article: Unfortunately, the cultivated specimens rarely survived more than 2 seasons, causing a continuous demand for fresh plants and rhizomes.
  • Source: Once collected extensively for the cut flower industry, it was sold in bunches on the side of the road
  • Article: it was once collected extensively for the cut flower industry and it was sold in bunches on the side of the road.
  • Source: Grazing has up to now aided survival by reducing competition.
  • Article: Grazing by herbivorous mammals has up to now aided survival by reducing competition from other plants.
  • Source: heavy mining during the recent war has meant that the localities mentioned are not accessible
  • Article: heavy mining during the recent war has meant that the localities mentioned are not accessible
  • Yoninah (talk) 22:40, 28 December 2019 (UTC)
rewrote and re-phrased - those phrases. Had forgot they were not re-written DavidAnstiss (talk) 17:35, 29 December 2019 (UTC)
  • @DavidAnstiss: thank you. But you have added a sentence fragment and sentences that need copyediting for English grammar. Yoninah (talk) 20:26, 30 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Yoninah, I have done a copyedit on all the changes DavidAnstiss made in those recent edits, which I hope has fixed the issues you saw. I think, given the amount of close paraphrasing from before, I'm going to ask Nikkimaria to take a look at the article to be sure no other pockets are hiding, after which perhaps this will be ready to go. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 18:15, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Definitely still seeing instances of too-close paraphrasing here - for example "It was also collected extensively for the cut flower industry and was sold in bunches on the side of the road, plants were also moved to decorate the cemeteries in the area" vs "Once collected extensively for the cut flower industry, it was sold in bunches on the side of the road, plants were also moved to grace the cemetries of the area". Additionally, in my spotchecking I found instances where the material was not supported by the cited source - for example the claim "the cultivated specimens rarely survived more than 2 seasons, causing a continuous demand for fresh plants and rhizomes" does not appear in footnote 19. Nikkimaria (talk) 23:55, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
  • It's been almost two weeks since the last comments here, have the close paraphrasing concerns been addressed yet? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 08:38, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Narutolovehinata5, as there haven't been any edits to the article since Nikkimaria made her post above, the close paraphrasing concerns remain unaddressed. I have just posted to the nominator's talk page noting that this still needs addressing. BlueMoonset (talk) 06:33, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 26

Subduction tectonics of the Philippines

  • ... that the Palawan Microcontinental Block which includes Palawan and Mindanao Islands, is colliding with the Philippine Mobile Belt? "Indenter-tectonics in the Philippines: Example from the Palawan Microcontinental Block - Philippine Mobile Belt Collision". Resource Geology. 55 (3): 189–198 [3]

Moved to mainspace by LkwkarenHKU (talk). Nominated by Graeme Bartlett (talk) at 23:47, 29 November 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg I'll be claiming this for review and hope to finish within the next few days, but for now, I was wondering if a better hook could be presented here. Right now, it's a little dry and basically discusses a fact instead of highlighting something interesting about the topic. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 05:26, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg There is still an unresolved deletion nomination of the lead image. This DN needs to close before hook can be promoted. -- P 1 9 9   16:03, 16 December 2019 (UTC)
  • I think this can go forward without the image. --evrik (talk) 20:28, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
  • I propose Alt1 and Alt2 which may not be so dry. On the topic of the image we are not using it in DYK, and I argue that it is not an infringement. I don't think the nominator looked at the images involved. Just confused the credit. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 11:14, 22 December 2019 (UTC)
The issue now is that ALT1 and ALT2 sound a bit too technical. Maybe the wording could be revised to make them more layman-friendly? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:43, 23 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Should we explain what ophiolite means in the hook? Graeme Bartlett (talk) 23:51, 30 December 2019 (UTC)
Since ophiolite is linked in the hooks, it can be optional. The issue for me here is more that mentioning that these belts exist or that they're getting younger isn't really eye-catching and still feels dry. I think it might be a better idea to try a hook that doesn't involve the ophiolite stuff as it just might be too technical. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:25, 31 December 2019 (UTC)
It sounds okay, but it's unspectacular. Perhaps we can try something as to how the plate tectonics are a factor as to why the region has many volcanoes? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 09:03, 5 January 2020 (UTC)
Do the microcontinents also have more hooky names, like "Palawia"? We could probably drop "in a process called subduction". Or describe it:
(I do think we need to qualify the hazard; parts of Yemen are a lot less safe...) HLHJ (talk) 04:59, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
I think that the alt4-6 would be OK factually, but the reviewer will have to figure out where the article supports those statements! Graeme Bartlett (talk) 04:17, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
ALT5 and ALT6 appear to be mentioned in the lede (with citations, although they seem to be paywalled for me), so it might be good enough for DYK purposes. Considering current events, the timing of this nomination is probably proper. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:13, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Not just yet, I was only responding to Graeme's comments about where those ALTs were supported. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 04:50, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Note scale. You must be breathing the 2020 Taal Volcano eruption, Narutolovehinata5, when you can't see it; hope it's not too unpleasant, and best wishes for your wellbeing. HLHJ (talk) 19:11, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
  • @HLHJ: I'm in Manila right now and won't come home until the weekend, so I was able to avoid the worst. It was really scary though since I could see the plume from my house, and the expressways were full of ash. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:22, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
    • Nice timing, I hope you've dodged it all. A pyrocumulus punching through the stratopause is spectacular, but from a caldera diameter away... Having your house closed should have reduced the amount of nasties settling inside, too, and the ash corrosion to your cloth, mild steel, and such. HLHJ (talk) 04:03, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
  • When CTRL+F-ing, it seems the first ref for the hook (in the lead of the article) only says "All of these trenches are recognized as earthquake generation regions and are natural hazards to the country," and the second ref doesn't use the word "hazard" or "danger" and upon reading doesn't mention potential risks at all   User:Dunkleosteus77 |push to talk  03:37, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
    • Alack, I didn't check the source. It doesn't seem implausible, and if it isn't in the source in some phrasing it may be citable elsewhere; a global geological hazard map, for instance. HLHJ (talk) 05:27, 24 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 29

SS Etruria

Bow of the Etruria
Bow of the Etruria

Created/expanded by GreatLakesShips (talk). Nominated by GreatLakesShips (talk) at 11:57, 1 December 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg I think QPQ is not required because user has less than five DYKs, am I correct? I prefer the original hook. HerkusMonte (talk) 13:39, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this to an image slot, but ALT0 reads like a statistic, not a hook. Perhaps the hooks could be combined for hookiness, or another hook fact could be used? Yoninah (talk) 23:28, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg I was just reading through the article, and during the Aftermath section I realized that terms like "guilty" and "concluded" were being used in the article even though this wasn't the court's verdict, I decided to look into the sources, and found a very close correspondence between the article text and the third source, "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form". There needs to be a complete revision of the non-quoted text so it is not overly closely paraphrased, but in a new wording. I'm not sure why periods rather than commas are used to denote thousands in the dollar amounts, but the oddity of the numbers (the three figures do not add up the the total loss, which is less than the value of the ship alone) should have been noted, and other sourcing sought. (Source 14 has the number $283,189.81, which is $300.00 under the total of the three figures given, rather than the $238,189.91 figure in Source 3, clearly the result of some very careless typing/transcribing, along with "affects" for "effects", etc.) BlueMoonset (talk) 22:41, 9 January 2020 (UTC)
  • GreatLakesShips, while I appreciate you fixing them, the numbers and "effects" were the least part of what is wrong here; the problem is the extensive and overly close paraphrasing of the NRHP source in the article. If you look in the editor, at the top of the page here, you'll see that it says that the article must be free of close paraphrasing issues, copyright violations and plagiarism, and at the moment is just isn't. You need to address this problem soon, if you wish this nomination to succeed—I have just tagged the article for close paraphrasing, and the tag can't be removed until the close paraphrasing is. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 02:19, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 30

Julia Bauer

  • Reviewed: Diocalandra frumenti
  • Comment: She is small, so can convince in roles that others could not tackle. Much more could be said, such as that the Forest Bird is normally not seen at all, that Lulu is often required to use speaking voice, and that the 12-year old is subjected to exorcism. Try if you like.

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 15:16, 7 December 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg It seems like the hook is not what the article says. For example, the hook says that she portrayed Lulu like a piece (work) of art, implying a supreme artistic performance, while the article says that the portrayal was like something akin to an art work, as opposed to real life. This is a subtle but significant difference. The part about the Forest Bird is not clear, and in general I think the hook is not well-worded—it takes a few reads to understand what it's actually saying. However, beyond the wording and sources, I think quoting (or paraphrasing) reviews is not something that should be done for DYK. Reviews such as this one include words to avoid and might therefore not be considered neutral per DYK guidelines. DYKs are more about facts, so I would suggest to use a completely different hook. Other requirements seem generally OK, as far as I can tell. —Ynhockey (Talk) 21:05, 16 December 2019 (UTC)
How does "piece of art" imply her artistry? Can you word it better? We could drop Lulu (but she is relatively well known), or drop the "art"-thing. English is not my first language, help is welcome. We could stick with the roles which are unusual enough, but the way she does them is much more lively than that would be. Many critics wrote about about the bird-like movements, and I saw them myself, - it's not pov, and normally you don't see that character not at all. - Not many adult singers can play a 12-year-old convincingly. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:22, 16 December 2019 (UTC)
If a source can be found on what her year of birth is, I think that it might be a good idea to try a hook about her, as an adult, playing a 12-year old. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:01, 25 December 2019 (UTC)
Traditionally, some opera singers don't want to give away their year of birth. There's no doubt that she is adult. We had one such hook like it, see Talk:Anne Sharp. The Forest Bird, however, is more recent, and covered in more sources, and more unusual, - that you see the creature at all, I mean. In most stagings, you just hear a voice. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:57, 27 December 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 3

U.S. presidential impeachment

Created by Deisenbe (talk) and Arglebargle79 (talk). Self-nominated at 18:41, 3 December 2019 (UTC).

  • Hi Deisenbe. Symbol possible vote.svg On first look this doesn't seem like it has enough prose characters. I'm only seeing about 520 characters of readable prose, which excludes the quote and the bullet lists. Even if the quote and bullet lists were converted into paragraphs, this only appears to have 1,000 characters, but the quotes and bullet lists are not eligible. In order for this to be eligible, you'd need to (1) add 1,000 more prose characters (to the paragraphs, not to any bullet lists) or (2) convert the bullet lists into paragraph and add about 800 more prose characters. epicgenius (talk) 03:43, 4 December 2019 (UTC)
Furthermore, this appears to have some unreferenced bullet points as well - these will have to be fixed. epicgenius (talk) 03:44, 4 December 2019 (UTC)
@Epicgenius: Not involved in this nomination, just a courtesy ping. Article has been expanded to be 5x on 6 December. Cowlibob (talk) 12:41, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
@Cowlibob: Thanks. I've done a full review now. (Also, it makes sense to credit @Arglebargle79: on this as well, since they provided most of the expansion.) Deisenbe, if you or Arglebargle79 can resolve the issues below, that would be great. epicgenius (talk) 13:55, 11 December 2019 (UTC)

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Red XN - I don't see a specific source saying this.
  • Interesting: Green tickY
QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol question.svg epicgenius (talk) 13:55, 11 December 2019 (UTC)

    • ALT6: ... that fifteen U.S. presidents have been subject to demands to be impeached, but only three have been impeached?
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg The article has now been heavily referenced. It needs more copyediting. I don't think any of the first five hooks are up to snuff. --evrik (talk) 08:17, 28 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg No point in calling for a reviewer while the article has a copyedit template on it; the article cannot be approved until a copyedit has been completed. Putting this on hold until a copyedit is completed; the nominators Deisenbe and/or Arglebargle79 may wish to request a copyedit at the Guild of Copy Editors Request page; lead time on requests is fairly short at the moment, especially with a new GOCE drive starting on January 1. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:24, 31 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg It looks like the tags have been removed. --evrik (talk) 16:31, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg The tags were removed on a technicality, since the article is now at the GOCE Requests page, which requires the regular copyedit template to be removed. However, the copyedit is still needed, so I'm superseding the call for a new reviewer until the requested copyedit is complete (the request currently the oldest unclaimed one, though articles are not always edited in order). BlueMoonset (talk) 01:32, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
  • I'm happy to report that the GOCE copyedit has been completed, and the copy editor went above and beyond by also finding inline source citations for a number of "citation needed" templates. However, four of these still remain, and will need to be sourced: Deisenbe and/or Arglebargle79, please take care of these as soon as possible, and report back here. Once they have all been addressed, the review here can resume, and I'd imagine it will conclude in short order. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 23:21, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

The Country Without a Post Office

  • Reviewed: Susmita Mohanty
  • Comment: Still looking for better hooks; maybe an image too.

Created by DiplomatTesterMan (talk). Self-nominated at 11:04, 3 December 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg @DiplomatTesterMan: There are a lot of hook options here...I'll come around to that in a minute. This is new enough and long enough, QPQ pending. I don't see any textual issues. As to the hooks...
  • ALT0: The abbreviation JNU is likely not recognizable enough for readers outside of India (I know I had to click the link).
  • ALT1: I've changed a couple of prepositions. I do worry it doesn't connect to the poem connection enough. That said, I think it's the best option of these. (Also, "accused" has one S.)
  • ALT2: This just doesn' right to me.
  • ALT3: Sounds repetitive.
  • ALT4: You kind of have to know James Merrill to get this one.
  • ALT5: Not very interesting; many literary works are entered into congressional records and similar.
  • If there's a better hook that's recognizable to international readers and is focused on the poem collection, it may be better than ALT1, but that's the only hook I like right now. Ping me when a QPQ has been done. Raymie (tc) 18:22, 6 December 2019 (UTC)
@Raymie: QPQ added. DTM (talk) 09:13, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Approved for ALT1. Raymie (tc) 22:55, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but ALT1 is too long and really isn't about the subject. The article also needs copyediting for English grammar. Yoninah (talk) 00:53, 8 January 2020 (UTC)
  • You make a fair point on the hook. Yoninah, thoughts? Hopefully DTM can do more copyediting; these Indian English articles are definitely a bit of an issue for me to appropriately edit. Raymie (tc) 00:59, 8 January 2020 (UTC)
ALT6: ... that "The Country Without a Post Office" describes Kashmir as "a land of doomed addresses" in the 1990s, as postal services were stopped for seven months?
  • Thanks. I'll take a look at the alt later. But it's not Indian English to begin sentences with The poem was penned down against the backdrop of an armed uprising. Yoninah (talk) 01:04, 8 January 2020 (UTC)
Yoninah I don't quite follow. By saying it isn't Indian English do you mean that the sentence structure is bad in general, or how someone other than an Indian would talk. I can give it for copyedit if you think the grammar is that bad. My bad. Confused.png Cry.png Face-glasses.svg DTM (talk) 15:39, 8 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg OK, I gave the article a thorough edit. I tried to add another sentence showing notability to the lead, but it needs to be embellished, to explain why they are citing the title. In the second paragraph of "Impact and legacy", please explain in a few words what the revocation of Article 370 was, so we can understand what the poem's title has to do with it. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 23:22, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

Ocean Wind

Created by Djflem (talk). Self-nominated at 10:53, 7 December 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, well sourced. QPQ done. Hook in policy. Earwig shows minor copyvio in the paragraph starting “Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind...”, please reword this. The hook could be more concise: “ that Ocean Wind will become the largest offshore wind farm in the United States?”
Onceinawhile (talk) 00:06, 20 December 2019 (UTC)
ALT is fine by me.Djflem (talk) 07:26, 23 December 2019 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Onceinawhile (talk) 08:17, 23 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg This nomination is not ready as there are numerous bald URLs and also dead links. I started formatting the references but too many didn't open. IMO a different hook should be sought, as by 2024 there may be bigger wind farms. Yoninah (talk) 23:26, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
@Yoninah:. Refs are all formatted now.Djflem (talk) 09:04, 19 January 2020 (UTC)
I did some spot checking and am convinced it is ok to say " expected to become..." or similar, if that would work. See for example this recent article [4] which reviews all the major planned offshore wind farms. Ocean Wind is definitely the biggest scheduled by 2024. Onceinawhile (talk) 00:04, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
  • @Djflem: is that the best you can do for footnotes 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17? Yoninah (talk) 01:16, 21 January 2020 (UTC) Yoninah (talk) 01:17, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
@Yoninah: Refs done. Hook can stay. Djflem (talk) 19:03, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Thank you. Restoring tick for ALT1, though I have my reservations about the hookiness of the hook. Yoninah (talk) 22:54, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg This nomination has been bothering me for a long time: the wording of the hook strikes me as a violation of WP:CRYSTAL: this is a proposed wind farm, the construction hasn't even started yet, and schedules are notorious for being pushed out by years. A lot can go wrong between now and then, so I have struck ALT1. Wording like "as proposed" and/or "is set to become" could deal with the hook issue; another issue is the prose, for example, in the "On-shore interconnection" sub-section, where what's written doesn't make sense. BlueMoonset (talk) 01:48, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: have "unstruck" my original hook & edited the section in question.Djflem (talk) 16:37, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Djflem, I was thinking that there might be an interesting hook to be made of the fact that the 1100 megawatt Ocean Wind will be using the decomissioned 619 megawatt Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station's electrical infrastructure to connect to the New Jersey grid. (That's a 77% greater generating capacity from wind than from nuclear.) The generation capacity of Oyster Creek would need to be added to that section, which I'm afraid still needs further prose work. The original hook might be more interesting if its size were given, or some indication of how it compares to the current largest (again, this would need to be added to the article). BlueMoonset (talk) 17:55, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: You are welcome to add any info and more references you'd like to to build out that section the along the lines you're suggesting, but don't know that it would make the hook any more interesting. I will trim it the basics (leaving the references in place) clearing the way. The three ALTS are cited inline, and a few editors have found them fine, and think it best to not hold it up any longer.Djflem (talk) 20:44, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Pinging Onceinawhile and Yoninah: would you be okay with the original hook? Or is another approach needed? If the latter, and you think my idea above sounds interesting, I'll see what I can do to turn it into an actual hook and add the necessary sourced material to the article. BlueMoonset (talk) 22:59, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
I quite like your “is set to become” or “ is currently set to become” solution. Onceinawhile (talk) 00:12, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: I'm glad at least someone agreed with my assessment that a lot could change between now and 2024. I'm all for a different hook. Yoninah (talk) 00:17, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Okay, here's a first attempt at an alternate approach to the hook, now that I've redone that section of the article:
There are probably additional approaches, and if these aren't hooky enough we might try to add back that this is the largest proposed one in the U.S. Also, "is to connect to" could become "has secured the rights to connect to" (or even "is set to connect to") if that seems better. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:37, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
The first is the best; others try to say too much & are too wordy. Hooks with the superlatives (biggest, smallest, most, least), like this are "hooky". Additionally, Ocean Wind is an "offshore" wind farm, an important fact (which is a big deal since there is only one small operating in the USA). "Of all proposed" makes it more than clear that it is proposed (not crystal ball). Technically it isn't in NJ, the territorial jurisdiction of which ends 3 miles from the low water line.Djflem (talk) 16:11, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
Djflem, we tend to give a certain amount of deference to the nominator, so if Yoninah is okay with the original hook at this point, then I'll let her supply the tick. If not, here's an ALT2b based on ALT2a that addresses the factual issues with the original ALT2 variants, both now struck (I think the comparison with the nuclear power plant is more effective than a superlative):
Adding something like "the largest such in the U.S.," before "is to connect to" would add a superlative if it's needed/desirable. —BlueMoonset (talk) 17:57, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
Pinging User:Lee Vilenski, User:BlueMoonset, User:Yoninah, User:Onceinawhile

"is to connect to" is an odd irregular form to speak about the future and is not effective in a hook; plus it's a crystal ball: How do we know it's going to connect(?), since as has been mentioned, anything can change. The link to concisely handled "of all proposed" offshore windfarms is better than (the uncertain connection) to the closed nuclear power plant. Djflem (talk) 18:25, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

  • Okay, I think I've spent enough time on this nomination. I had already covered the "is to connect to" by supplying alternates phrasings above that certainly aren't "crystal ball", but those are being ignored. I'll let the rest of you hash this out, but if you don't think that the comparison showing a new offshore windfarm having significantly more generating capacity than a nuclear power plant is hooky and interesting, then we have very different ideas about what makes a good hook. (And ideas about what is hooky and what is not do vary widely around DYK.) BlueMoonset (talk) 19:46, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset:. Thanks for your help with cleaning up the article.Djflem (talk) 20:17, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Hi, saw myself pinged. I still find ALT0 rather boring and in line with all our "biggest", "longest", "oldest" hooks—a superfluousness that probably made them want to write the article in the first place, but doesn't make arresting hooks. ALT2, on the other hand, is terrific. I would tweak it this way to get rid of the awkward phrasing:
  • ALT2a: ... that a proposed 1100-megawatt wind farm in New Jersey will connect to the regional transmission grid via a closed 619-megawatt nuclear power plant?
  • Symbol confirmed.svg ALT2a hook refs verified and cited inline. Rest of review per Onceinawhile. ALT2a good to go. Yoninah (talk) 21:22, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
Symbol possible vote.svg.If you'r going to review, please read the discussion above and the problems with the ALT you are approving, which is factually incorrect and crystal ball. (Find it highly irregular to make and approve one's own proposal in one go. Is that normal practice at DYK?) As all other issues have been resolved, there is no reason to hold up this nom & original hook any further.Djflem (talk) 21:50, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
  • What are you referring to? I didn't write the ALT2 hook. I just changed is to connect to will connect and planned to proposed. All these I saw in the source. It does not seem crystal ball to me because of the word "proposed". It is just talking about the proposal. Your ALT0 also uses the word proposed, but I dislike superlative hooks. I have given my approval tick to ALT2a. If someone else wants to approve (and promote) your original hook, be my guest. Yoninah (talk) 22:42, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

As was earlier corrected, the proposed offshore windfarm is not in NJ, is it? How do you know that it "will" connect to the nuclear power plant? Djflem (talk) 23:53, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 4

Cecylia and Maciej Brogowski

Created by Cyzbig (talk) and Piotrus (talk). Nominated by Piotrus (talk) at 10:52, 6 December 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article is new enough (3 December), long enough (2,170), NPOV, effective use of inline citations. No obvious copyvio, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing. Hook is interesting and short enough and cited inline and verifiable. Adequate QPQ provided. Good to go with ALT0. Cowlibob (talk) 21:08, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but this article gives no background or biography about the people the page is named for. Right now it is better named Rescue of Irena Sznycer. Can you provide any biographical details about the couple themselves? Yoninah (talk) 00:35, 3 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for picking this up, I apologise for not doing so. It looks like all the information is around her rescue. The only details that are present are the year of birth and death of the couple, where they lived and how many children they had. So this article needs to be edited to redirect the focus. Cowlibob (talk) 13:05, 3 January 2020 (UTC)
@Piotrus and Cyzbig: Courtesy ping regarding above issue. Cowlibob (talk) 17:21, 8 January 2020 (UTC)
@Yoninah and Cowlibob: Most biographies of the Righteous Among the Nations follow a similar format - they are individuals who are otherwise not notable for much else in their lives, and not much else is known about them outside the events related to WWII. The topic is notable and the article is long enough and as such I think it is eligible for DYK. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 17:58, 8 January 2020 (UTC)
Piotrus, no one has said that the article is not notable, long enough or ineligible for DYK. Yoninah simply suggested renaming the article to a more appropriate title, or otherwise adding more biographical details to make the current title more appropriate. 97198 (talk) 00:45, 10 January 2020 (UTC)
Fair enough, through my reply to this is that I think the article has an appropriate focus (or at least standard). So while more expansion would be nice I do not think it is likely. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 19:24, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
I've removed the orphan tag from the article as it's no longer applicable. Might be worth adding a few more links to existing articles though (and maybe the nav template at the bottom. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 19:47, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 6

Henri Fertet

  • ... that Henri Fertet (1926–1943) was a French schoolboy and Resistance fighter who was executed as a terrorist by the German forces occupying France during World War II, and that on 5 June 2019 French president Emmanuel Macron at a 75th anniversary Europe-wide commemoration of the 1944 Normandy landings read out part of his farewell letter to his parents, written on the morning of his execution?
  • Comment: Translated from fr:Henri Fertet, but expanded and with more citations.
    I haven't included his posthumous honours in the draft hook: they were rather to be expected under the circumstances, they make a long list, and IMO they don't add to the essence of the story.
    (If anyone here knows how to put File:Henri Fertet.jpg into the French article, please do so. After reading the guides in four languages on how to move images into Commons, I am none the wiser.)

Created by Narky Blert (talk). Self-nominated at 22:46, 11 December 2019 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Substantial article, and much more substantial than the French one, on excellent sources which - mostly French - I accept AGF, no copyvio obvious. What you propose for a hook is a load of material from which you will have to pick something concise, begin with ALT1, and below please. If I was you, I'd take the image of the street sign, which would tell us "martyr of the resistance" already, so you can focus on something else. I like the lead sentence about the letter. Youmay also consider Macron reading from it. Good luck, and many thanks for a valuable article! - Ah, for how get the image of the boy to the commons, I call David. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:20, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg --evrik (talk) 20:13, 23 December 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for the suggestions. I'd mention the age when talking about the execution, am not sure about "martyred", and would write ALT2 completely the other way round, beginning with Macron as someone known. Just ideas. I'm still watching, so you don't need another reviewer. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:06, 23 December 2019 (UTC)
  •  Symbol question.svg Let's see what we have here: Article is long/new enough, sources are reliable, there are no copyright violations, image is licensed properly, hooks are cited and interesting (I personally prefer ALT1 since it is shorter and interesting), article is stable, QPQ not required, and no copyediting needed since it readers clearly.
Now, I added multiple [Citation needed] tags because there are paragraphs and information that need verification. The DOB/POB in the infobox is unsourced too. Please add that info in the body paragraphs. I also have a question about the footnotes, specifically for the transcript he wrote. A lot seem to be interpretations of what Fertet meant. Are those your interpretations of what he meant, or can you cite those to an expert/historian? If they are your interpretations then they have to be removed. Footnotes require sources too. Please ping me when this is done. MX () 20:08, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
  • @Narky Blert: Did you want to cite the five flagged facts? --evrik (talk) 16:35, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg As we have not heard anything from Narky Blert despite multiple pings, I am noting this fact with a more serious icon. The issues raised by MX are significant and need to be addressed without further delay. BlueMoonset (talk) 06:23, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

Acer diabolicum

Created by Abductive (talk). Self-nominated at 20:38, 9 December 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg Review: Article is 1. new enough, created 6 December. 2.It is long enough. 3. There are no serious policy concerns. The hook is 1 correctly formatted and 2 interesting enough. The images are all Commons compliant, of sufficient quality and one of them shows the feature mentioned in the hook. I support accepting this nomination. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 13:50, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg @Dodger67: did you pass this? If so, please add the appropriate tick. --evrik (talk) 16:37, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
    • Done. evrik apologies for the delay in tagging it. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 11:49, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
      • Symbol voting keep.svg Repeating Roger (Dodger67)'s tick here, which was added after the "review again" icon; the bot that moves approved hooks only sees the lowest-appearing icon on the page, so duplicating the tick lower down will get this nomination to the Approved page. BlueMoonset (talk) 07:34, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but several paragraphs lack inline citations, per Rule D2. The footnotes are also uncited. Yoninah (talk) 20:50, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 8

Ulrich Konrad

  • ... that the musicologist Ulrich Konrad published a book Wolfgang Amadé Mozart, and edited the composer's sketches and fragments? Source: several
  • Reviewed: to come

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 22:25, 15 December 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Size and date OK. However, it looks like this article has multiple issues:
  1. It is largely unsourced. In fact, aside from the awards/honors section, the entire article is either completely unsourced or based on a single source. This is a major issue for BLP, and in its current state the article might not pass an AfD if nominated.
  2. The source might not meet WP:RS. I have taken the liberty to ask about it here.
  3. It's unclear whether the hook is in the article (not the source). Where does it say that Konrad edited Mozart's sketches?
Ynhockey (Talk) 20:41, 19 December 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for looking. Beginning at the end: "also published annotated editions of all of Mozart's sketches and fragments". Will look at other concern, - not "my" article, just an interesting subject. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:00, 19 December 2019 (UTC)
I looked. He earned some prizes, and most refs for them also substantiate the biography. I duplicated some, and added two. Sorry, right now I have no time for more, but please check again. I fail to see which source you thought was the "single". --
@Gerda Arendt: Saying that he published annotated editions of Mozart's works does not mean he edited them. I think you meant to write that he edited (i.e. was the editor of) a publication with the collection of the sketches and fragments—but even then it's ambiguous, which IMO does not make a good hook.
Regarding sources: Thank you for adding more sources—there are no longer any major BLP issues that I can see. However, the two new sources appear not to be secondary sources, so I would be cautious about accepting them for a DYK hook. Are there any secondary sources discussing the subject? In any case, it will be easier to assess this if a more appropriate hook is proposed. How about "... that German musicologist Ulrich Konrad, after studying fragments of Mozart's compositions, concluded that the latter had planned his works far more thoroughly than previously assumed?" A bit long, maybe someone can make a better suggestion, but I think the point about the discovery is quite interesting.
Ynhockey (Talk) 01:51, 27 December 2019 (UTC)
Ynhockey, thank you, yes, editied, and I'll think about the ALT, god idea. Peter Schreier died, will take care of that first, after the morning round. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:35, 27 December 2019 (UTC)
That done, here we meet again. Look, I didn't write the article, someone did in German, LouisAlain translated, and I just did what I hoped makes it acceptable for DYK because I believe it's really good to know. - I often prefer to write from scratch, DYK?
ALT1: ... that the musicologist Ulrich Konrad wrote a book Wolfgang Amadé Mozart, and edited the composer's sketches and fragments?
ALT2: ... that the musicologist Ulrich Konrad studied sketches that Wolfgang Amadé Mozart made for composition, and concluded that the composer planned his works more thoroughly than previously assumed?
I don't think that the nationality of the musicologist matters enough to be mentioned. "Sketch" seems to explain "planning" better than "fragment". --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:26, 27 December 2019 (UTC)
I reviewed Template:Did you know nominations/Church of the Cosmic Skull. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:03, 17 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg New reviewer needed for ALT2, since it's mostly the creation of Ynhockey, who was reviewing this nomination. I have struck the original hook and ALT1, since they're not interesting (it's the sort of thing any musicologist would do). BlueMoonset (talk) 02:36, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
For Mozart, he was the one, not any, all others didn't. - This would be good on 27 January, composer's birthday. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:44, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

Alon Blue Square

  • ... that in 1987, the Israeli company Blue Square held the local Wendy's franchise, but failed? Source: [5]

Created/expanded by Ynhockey (talk). Self-nominated at 21:52, 15 December 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg The article is new enough and long enough. The article is neutral and I found no evidence of plagiarism. However, the article is missing inline citations for almost the entire history section. The hook is reasonably interesting, and appears in the source, but it is not verbatim from the article. What the article says the company became an Israeli franchisee of Wendy's, reaching six branches, but folded shortly after would have been a better hook, but it is unsourced. QPQ done. --Muhandes (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 12:09, 17 December 2019‎ (UTC)
@Muhandes: It appears that the nominator has further expanded the article. Requesting a second look. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:45, 27 December 2019 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: The third paragraph still lacks sources. I presume Ynhockey is still working on it, so I am waiting for him to ping me when done. --Muhandes (talk) 10:17, 27 December 2019 (UTC)
True, I was a bit busy lately and was unable to finish what I started after the issues raised in this nomination. Basically the unsourced information is taken from the Hebrew Wikipedia, which is in turn (as far as I can tell) taken from the Ynet feature I already added as a source for some of the facts. Therefore technically it's also a source for almost all of the remaining unsourced content. I will add inline sources as soon as I can. —Ynhockey (Talk) 11:17, 27 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go. The hook is now verbatim from the article and is well sourced. I removed some unsourced facts and gave credit to the source article in the talk page. --Muhandes (talk) 10:06, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg @Ynhockey: by saying it failed, you're telling the whole story and giving no reason to click on the hook. Could you write something a little hookier please? Yoninah (talk) 22:26, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
I disagree: for one thing, while it does mention that the franchise failed, the hook doesn't mention why it failed. If anything, readers might get curious as to how and why a Wendy's franchise could fail in Israel and thus would want to find out more. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:44, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
  • @Yoninah: Would you still prefer a new hook, or would you be fine with some variation of the original proposal? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 08:42, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
  • The only thing I don't like is the "but failed" part. It ends the hook on a downer. Here's another idea:
  • ALT1: ... that Alon Blue Square, a private Israeli holding company with revenues of ILS4.8 billion in 2018, had its origins in a Tel Aviv cooperative consumer club? Yoninah (talk) 23:21, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
To be honest, I still prefer the original hook. It sounds quirkier and somewhat more accessible than ALT1. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:12, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
Then go ahead and approve it. I'm out of this. Yoninah (talk) 01:37, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
The original hook isn't accurate, since to me (and most readers) "local" means within a neighborhood or town or maybe small city, not for the entire country of Israel. I've struck it; if the franchise is preferred for a hook, something new will need to be proposed. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:59, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
Maybe one of these two hooks will work:
ALT2: ... that the Israeli company Blue Square held the Israeli Wendy's franchise in the 1980s?
ALT3: ... that the Israeli company Blue Square owned the franchise rights for operating IKEA in Israel in the 1990s?
--Muhandes (talk) 13:38, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
I think either could work, although admittedly it doesn't have the punch that the "but failed" wording has in the now-struck original hook. But since there was an objection to that wording and there could be comments that mentioning the failure could be unnecessary, ALT2 and ALT3 are still suitable. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:38, 29 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 10

Skandinavskii sbornik

  • ... that Skandinavskii sbornik was the leading forum for Soviet scholars of Nordic studies for 35 years until the collapse of the Soviet Union?
    • ALT1:... that ...?

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 11:57, 11 December 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg The article is long enough and new enough. I assume good faith on the references that I can't read. A QPQ is needed. The article doesn't say "leading forum". The article was tagged for notability. SL93 (talk) 08:16, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, it has been expanded and untagged. QPQ follows shortly. I was paraphrasing "main scholarly forum" as "leading forum" in order not to plagiarise. Philafrenzy (talk) 11:28, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol voting keep.svg This is ready. SL93 (talk) 00:28, 20 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but the page has a cleanup tag and someone on the talk page is threatening to take it to AfD for WP:SYNTH. Yoninah (talk) 20:55, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
  • They moved to synth when they couldn't get anywhere on notability as synth is an easier way to block an article you don't like as it's an easy accusation to make and harder to rebut, particularly when some of the sources are in Russian. It's not synth in the slightest but it needs someone else to read it and remove the tag if they think it unjustified. The angry tone of the comments tells you everything you need to know. Philafrenzy (talk) 21:02, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 16

Bim bam toi

Created by Moscow Connection (talk). Self-nominated at 23:55, 23 December 2019 (UTC).

Symbol confirmed.svg Length, history and reference verified. Daniel Case (talk) 17:48, 31 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg While the article is technically 1525 prose characters, 320 of these are quoted lyrics (378 if you count the video quotes), between a fifth and a fourth of the article's length. Moscow Connection, this needs more original material to meet the length requirement. (I'm also worried about how much of the lyrics have been quoted; it may go beyond fair use into copyvio territory.) The article should not be difficult to expand, as I see the song has very recently charted, something that has not been mentioned in the prose. Once the expansion is done, the review will need to be completed and address the other DYK criteria, such as neutrality, copyvio/close paraphrasing, adequate QPQ (it also doesn't address the issues missing from this above review), and referencing throughout (which looks fine). Thank you. BlueMoonset (talk) 17:45, 1 January 2020 (UTC)
    • 1. Okay, I'll expand it. (I need a few days. I'm trying to make myself finish another article.) 2. Technically, you can say I didn't quote the song, I quoted the article that quoted the song. The article's author probably decided that the song was best explained with a quote from it. Especially since the song is really crazy. --Moscow Connection (talk) 01:21, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
  • @Moscow Connection: I tried to expand it with another paragraph, but didn't have any luck. Is there a good source on the impact the song has had? --evrik (talk) 17:20, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
    • @Evrik: Can I do it tomorrow, please? I promise I'll expand the article. (Or, if I don't succeed, I will just say it is impossible.) --Moscow Connection (talk) 17:51, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
    • The sources are here: [6], [7], [8]. --Moscow Connection (talk) 17:51, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
    • @Evrik: Btw, if you expand the article a little bit, I'll happily add your name to the nomination! (I can't do it myself right now, I'll return tomorrow.) --Moscow Connection (talk) 17:56, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
      • Thans, but I don't need the credit. :-) --evrik (talk) 19:41, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg @BlueMoonset: I added enough text to get it over the 1500 character threshold. I also set aside the majority of the quoted lyrics, which I think add to the article. MC is going to look at this again, but I think I helped with the issues cited above. --evrik (talk) 19:40, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
  • ALT1 ... that "Bim Bam Boom" aboard a plane caused quite a stir in France? --Moscow Connection (talk) 00:10, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
  • ALT2 ... that a bim bam boom aboard a plane caused quite a stir in France? --Moscow Connection (talk) 00:10, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg - @BlueMoonset and Daniel Case: --evrik (talk) 21:45, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 17


  • ... that a nucleoid is the bacterial way of keeping massively large DNA (1000-times larger than a bacterial cell itself) compact and well-organized?
    • ALT1:... that a nucleoid is the bacterial way of keeping massively large DNA compact and well organized?

5x expanded by Vermasc (talk). Self-nominated at 19:00, 19 December 2019 (UTC).

  • Hi Vermasc and welcome to Wikipedia. I regret to inform you that the pages at Nucleoid and Micropeptide are not eligible for DYK. Please consider reading the DYK rules again to understand the purpose of this project as it relates to newly created/expanded articles. Raymie (tc) 19:31, 19 December 2019 (UTC)
    • @Raymie: I believe that this DYK nomination is eligible under the 5x expansion criterion using content developed outside of article namespace. I can confirm that the content of this article was copied across from this page where it was initially written by Jogmiez and published under CC BY 4.0 as part of PLOS's 'Topic Pages' format to provide useful compatibly-licensed content for Wikipedia pages. Previous DYK examples in the format: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. T.Shafee(Evo&Evo)talk 00:08, 20 December 2019 (UTC)
      • @Evolution and evolvability: My apologies! The incorrect title and some other issues with the plugin I used prevented me from catching this. I am fixing the nomination listing and reinstating it under 17 December. Raymie (tc) 00:36, 20 December 2019 (UTC)
        • @Raymie: No problem, sorry for the confusion caused! I'm happy to help out with any further things that come up. T.Shafee(Evo&Evo)talk 01:19, 20 December 2019 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg Getting to my proper review. New enough and long enough. This would be the nominator's first DYK credit—indeed, they don't have any other activity on the account but are the lead author on the PLOS Genetics listing. @Vermasc and Evolution and evolvability:, which one is the hook source/location? The article is large enough—58,000 prose characters—that I'm not finding it. As to the hook itself, ALT1 is better suited for the DYK but it doesn't seem right. Is there a better hook to be had? Raymie (tc) 07:03, 21 December 2019 (UTC)
@Raymie: Although doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1008456 could conceivably be the source reference, I think it's worth avoiding using it in this context, since it was also the source of the content. The appropriate reference for hook1=doi:10.1002/jcb.20519 and hook2=doi:10.1016/j.mib.2014.10.001. As for alternative hooks, are you thinking something snappier? Possible image might be cropped half of File:Subhash nucleoid 11.png. T.Shafee(Evo&Evo)talk 08:51, 21 December 2019 (UTC)
@Evolution and evolvability: I'll AGF on those then since they are paywalled. It's more the phrasing. I might write it like this with the same source: would you approve? Raymie (tc) 02:01, 22 December 2019 (UTC)
ALT2: that in bacteria, nucleoids keep massively large DNA compact and well organized?
Using the singular is probably more more accurate (ALT3), but otherwise looks good. T.Shafee(Evo&Evo)talk 08:39, 22 December 2019 (UTC)
ALT3: that in bacteria, a nucleoid keeps the large quantity of DNA compact and well organized?
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg @Raymie: I think Alt 2 sounds best. --evrik (talk) 21:23, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
  • My choice is for ALT3, per the nominator's scientific judgment, but another nominator should make the call. Thank you Evrik for the ping. Raymie (tc) 22:56, 13 January 2020 (UTC)

Kambo cleanse

A kambo ceremony
A kambo ceremony
  • ... that people willingly burn their skin and spread frog poison on the wound to detox themselves (pictured)?

Created by OneUpOnUs (talk). Self-nominated at 22:42, 17 December 2019 (UTC).

  • Problematic from WP:NPOV/WP:FRINGE perspective, because people do not "detox" themselves, they attempt to "detox" themselves; and then this kind of detoxification is not actually a thing, it's a fake concept. Alexbrn (talk) 09:30, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
Yes, I had the same concerns; a better phrasing might be something like
I completely agree with both of you, such an obvious mistake. I like SpicyMilkBoy's alternate hook and I also have a another suggestion (although I think I still prefer SpicyMilkBoy's).
  • ALT0b ... that people willingly burn their skin and spread frog poison on the wound in the mistaken belief that they are detoxing themselves (pictured)? — Preceding unsigned comment added by OneUpOnUs (talkcontribs) 22:20, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
Just a comment, the link is somewhat misleading because it looks like it would link to the detox article rather than Kambo cleanse. It's best to state the name of the article in the hook. :) SpicyMilkBoy (talk) 23:07, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
In that case I still prefer yours. OneUpOnUs (talk) 23:11, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
ALT0b could be interpreted to say that you can "detox" yourself, which in the alt-med sense is meaningless. ALTa works, but I'd suggest something more likely to pique curiosity than rejection. 04:56, 21 December 2019 (UTC)
In all of these suggestions, the reference is to "people." Is it better to say something like, "people in the West have been using a traditional medicine treatment…" or "indigenous people of South America have used Kambo cleanse, a practice that has spread to the West"? I don't think these specific suggestions are great, but note that it becomes clearer what is meant by "people." TheGreatConsultingDetective (talk) 09:22, 21 December 2019 (UTC)
That's a good point. Perhaps something like this (although the phrasing isn't so catchy - maybe someone else can punch it up):
  • ALT1: ... that Kambo, a traditional practice among indigenous South Americans in which frog poison is applied to burnt skin, is used as alternative medicine in the West?
  • ALT0d ... that participants willingly burn their skin and apply frog poison to the wound in Kambo, a South American folk medicine practice that has spread to the West?
I'm not sure about ALT0c because the "detoxification marketing myth" bit or equivalent wording isn't in the article and might be hard to include without getting into WP:SYNTH territory (even though it's obviously true). SpicyMilkBoy (talk) 17:14, 21 December 2019 (UTC)
The fact that something can kill you is always hooky. You'd almost think that we humans take an instinctive interest in learning about lethal dangers.Face-smile.svg The "marketing myth" is cited in the article liked to from "detoxification", which I think is acceptable, as that's what a reader will naturally click on if they want information about marketing myths.
There is a somewhat odd practice, especially in the US, of specifying ethnicity in medical contexts, despite the fact that it is usually either irrelevant or a proxy measure (say, for how many malarial ancestors you've had, or for poverty). I suspect this is an expression of a deep-running belief that the US-genic hypodescentic caste system has biological foundations (which it doesn't; biology is not hypodescentic). If the hook is talking about medical effects, not cultural context, I'm not sure that we need to distinguish traditional indigenous people from other people. The reader will probably figure out that we mean human people. While it's obvious that the Westerners modify the practice and use it differently, and this may make it more dangerous, frankly it would be more worth mentioning if they didn't, and this topic is a completely different hook. If we do go with a cultural hook (like ALT1 and ALT0d) we should say that the indigenous people are Panoans, rather than using only descriptive exonyms. HLHJ (talk) 21:10, 21 December 2019 (UTC)
Very good points - to be clear, what led me to specify indigenous vs. Western use of the procedure is that it seems ahistorical to refer to the traditional practices as "pseudoscience", "alternative medicine", or "detoxing" - but it's fair enough to say that it should be assumed that the Western practices are different. We could bypass that issue entirely with a phrasing like
  • ALT2: ... that multiple deaths have been associated with the Kambo cleanse, which involves burning one's skin and applying frog poison to the wound?
Except this hook doesn't explain exactly why people would do that - but maybe that'll make people want to click the link and find out. SpicyMilkBoy (talk) 22:18, 21 December 2019 (UTC)
No that could work, the "cleanse" part hints at the reason why people do it enough I think OneUpOnUs (talk) 23:43, 21 December 2019 (UTC)
Entirely agree on the ahistoricity; ALT0c, I think, accommodates this by addressing only the motives and outcomes for some participants (frankly, I know nothing about the traditional practice). "Cleanse" is a good hint, and we don't have to say why; ALT3 would be OK, though I think it weaker than ALT0c. HLHJ (talk) 02:05, 22 December 2019 (UTC)
That's a good option too. I think we might as well leave this up to the DYK reviewers now - we've given them a lot of hooks to choose from. And I'm getting tired of typing all these colons. :P SpicyMilkBoy (talk) 02:09, 22 December 2019 (UTC)
Agreed. Although I've just thought, since "detox" does have some legitimate meanings, perhaps the wl should make this clear. HLHJ (talk) 16:56, 22 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Full review needed, including of the various ALT hooks. BlueMoonset (talk) 02:35, 28 December 2019 (UTC)
Reviewing..., at least you guys gave me a lot to work with. Toreightyone (talk) 15:40, 1 January 2020 (UTC)
Initial Review:

Newness:☑Y - created a day before nomination
Length:☑Y - 5664 B
Copyvio Check:☑Y - 36.7%, but the percentage is attributed to the quotes
Sources:☑Y - every claim is sufficiently sourced, great use of scholarly articles

Length:☑Y - all are <250 characters
Image:???? - For the image provided, I'm just curious as to where it mentions that the video is under CC BY-SA 3.0, usually Youtube videos would have to disclose the copyright within the description, within the video, or on their separate website. The only thing I found on [9] was that they reserve the rights to copyright.
Content: ☑Y - for ALTs 0a, 0d, 1, 4; I'll let the promoting admin decide as they all work
Source:☑Y - within the article
QPQ:☑Y - Not required as first DYK nomination

Overall: Symbol question.svg Everything is good to go for ALTs 0a, 0d, 1, or 4, although some concerns need to be addressed regarding the image - please see the comments above. Thanks, Toreightyone (talk) 18:03, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for your review. The video the image comes from is this one on YouTube, it mentions in the description that it's licensed under Creative Commons. When I click on the CC link in the video's description it takes me to a Youtube help page on CC. From there I clicked on the "CC BY" link taking me to the CC 3.0 page which I understood to mean that the video was CC BY-SA 3.0 licensed. Hopefully I've done that correctly, it was my understanding that Youtube videos under CC license can be used? OneUpOnUs (talk) 00:33, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg ... How did I not see that, I honestly don't know how I overlooked that. Everything is good to go! I also substituted the CC BY-SA 3.0 license on the commons page with a Youtube-specific template. Thanks, Toreightyone (talk) 02:21, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
No problem :) OneUpOnUs (talk) 02:30, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote ALT4, but there is no mention of the detoxification marketing myth in the article. The talk page also has a lengthy discussion of the impartiality of the article, so this will not be promoted anytime soon. Yoninah (talk) 18:14, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
Yoninah, I agree it's not yet ready. The article has some MEDRS problems (I think I've fixed or templated most of them). "Myth" is cited in the detox article to which it links; it this acceptable, or should it be repeated in the main linked article too? That kambo is a "detox" variant is now cited in the article, along with "detox" being a marketing strategy. HLHJ (talk) 05:36, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 18

Ratilal Borisagar

Borisagar in 2019
Borisagar in 2019
  • ... that Gujarati humourist Ratilal Borisagar (pictured) was awarded Sahitya Akademi Award in 2019? Source:[10]
    • ALT1:... that Gujarati humourist Ratilal Borisagar's (pictured) novel Sambhavami Yuge Yuge lightly criticised the Sardar Sarovar Dam project?Source: Parekh, Madhusudan (2001). "બોરીસાગર, રતિલાલ મોહનલાલ" [Borisagar, Ratilal Mohanlal]. In Thaker, Dhirubhai (ed.). Gujarati Vishwakosh (in Gujarati). XIV. Ahmedabad: Gujarat Vishwakosh Trust. p. 57. OCLC 163822128.
  • Reviewed: Bowne Park
  • Comment: Article may require some copyediting WP:GOCE requested  Done

Created by Nizil Shah (talk). Self-nominated at 07:20, 19 December 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg The hooks also need work. No one outside India will be familiar with this award, and no one will know the importance of the Sardar Sarovar Dam project. Feel free to write more words to explain why this information is hooky. Yoninah (talk) 18:07, 28 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the review. I will expand hooks. CE is ongoing. QPQ soon. -Nizil (talk) 06:12, 30 December 2019 (UTC)
ALT0a:... that Gujarati humourist Ratilal Borisagar (pictured) was awarded by India's National Academy of Letters in 2019?
ALT1a: ... that Gujarati humourist Ratilal Borisagar's (pictured) novel Sambhavami Yuge Yuge lightly criticised the Sardar Sarovar Dam, the world's second biggest dam in terms of volume of concrete used?
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Full review needed now that additional ALT hooks have been proposed. BlueMoonset (talk) 17:51, 1 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Copyediting is requested at GOCE and User_talk:Nizil_Shah#C/E is where it is being discussed. After CE by one editor, I think one more editor has retaken the task. Regards, -Nizil (talk) 14:10, 3 January 2020 (UTC)
  • @Yoninah:, CE is completed now. Please review. -Nizil (talk) 06:10, 4 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Reinstating call for a full review. (Sorry I posted one prematurely.) BlueMoonset (talk) 06:39, 4 January 2020 (UTC)
  • @Coffee:, QPQ is being reviewed. -Nizil (talk) 05:34, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

Soldier Blade

  • that the variety of the enemy sprites of Soldier Blade was cut due to memory limitations? Uribo, Ukiuki (2012). "Soldier Blade – 2012 Developer Interview". Shmuplations. Archived from the original on 25 October 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2019.

Improved to Good Article status by Namcokid47 (talk). Nominated by Miraclepine (talk) at 14:17, 20 December 2019 (UTC).

  • Can you cite the sources in this nom where the form left the boilerplate text for you to do so? Daniel Case (talk) 05:58, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Has anyone looked at this? --evrik (talk) 21:27, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
I'm willing to do a full review of this, but the hook is kind of vague. For example, what does the hook mean by "variety of the enemy sprites"? The article goes a bit into more detail but the hook itself gives no hint of said details. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:35, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 19

Arlo Parks

  • ... that 19 year-old Arlo Parks released her EP Super Sad Generation about depression and drug abuse amongst modern-day youth, before writing her GCE Advanced Level exams? Source: Apple Music "5 April 2019"; MusicWeek "...where she recently completed her A-Levels."; Nouse "touching on themes of drug abuse, mental health and other issues that our generation seems to struggle with."
    • ALT1: ... that in one year, 19 year-old Arlo Parks completed her GCE Advanced Levels and released her debut EP Super Sad Generation about depression and drug abuse amongst modern-day youth?
    • ALT2: ... that in one year, 19 year-old Arlo Parks completed her GCE Advanced Levels and released her debut EP Super Sad Generation which touches on themes of drug abuse, mental health and other issues that modern day youth struggle with?

Created by HeyitsBen (talk). Self-nominated at 22:54, 22 December 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, neutrally written, well referenced, no close paraphrasing seen. I have moved the cites out of the infobox and started a new section for her Musical style. The hooks are interesting, but it is not clear from the source exactly when she completed her GED, so ALT1 is the preferred hook. However, the article does not mention the hook fact about the album dealing with depression and drug abuse amongst modern-day youth. No QPQ needed for nominator with less than 5 DYK credits; the submitted QPQ is not complete. Yoninah (talk) 16:26, 29 December 2019 (UTC)
  • @Yoninah: I have adapted ALT1 to correctly quote the Nouse article. I never indicated that the nominator with less than 5 DYK credits needed to complete a QPQ. What more must I do to complete the submitted QPQ? heyitsben!! talk 10:41, 9 January 2020 (UTC)
  • @HeyitsBen: Hi, I'm sorry my matter-of-fact reviewing style wasn't clear to you. I was stating that you, the nominator, have less than 5 DYK credits and so do not need to submit a QPQ. However, since you did submit a QPQ, I was noting that that review was incomplete.
  • Thank you for tweaking the ALT1, but in future please strike out the hook you don't want and write a new hook with a sequential number (ALT2, ALT3, etc.) underneath. I restored the thread and renumbered your alt.
  • Per WP:DYK#Eligibility criteria 3. Cited hook, all the hook facts must appear in the nominated article. However, the facts which touches on themes of drug abuse, mental health and other issues that modern day youth struggle with do not appear in the article. Your ALT2 hook is also quite long. Seems to me depression and drug abuse is plenty description, as long as it is mentioned and cited in the article. Yoninah (talk) 18:48, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

Riyadh International Book Fair

  • Reviewed: Ocelot
  • Comment: First author created as an AfC, abandoned draft balanced and re-sourced by second author. A book fair which really cannot be called boring. I'm not sure what to use as a hook. Video presentations on how to reverse magic spells? Censorship of a discussion on censorship? Segregated discussion panels? Shouting matches, with accusations of blasphemy and idolatry? A war-themed book fair? Mein Kampf and Protocols of the Elders of Zion (permitted)? Dimples (forbidden)? Dramatic reversals on attitudes to women's driving activists? Women Who Deserve to go to Hell? Opinions welcome.
Please see talk page on the sourcing. HLHJ (talk) 04:35, 21 December 2019 (UTC)

Created by Smny2018 (talk) and HLHJ (talk). Nominated by HLHJ (talk) at 04:35, 21 December 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Also, there are numerous maintenance tags on this page that need to be resolved. Give me a ping and I'll be happy to suggest some hooks for you when these are fixed. epicgenius (talk) 23:44, 22 December 2019 (UTC)
  • epicgenius, I've removed the maintenance tags, mainly by explaining the COIs of some of the sources inline. Independent sourcing is a difficult task for this topic (which is why it languished so long in AfC). HLHJ (talk) 03:42, 23 December 2019 (UTC)
  • @HLHJ: Looks better. However, there's still a few "better sources" tags. Here are some choices you can come up with (all of which were mentioned in the article):
  • Lots of possibilities to choose from here. You don't have to pick just one. epicgenius (talk) 18:21, 23 December 2019 (UTC)
I'll try to give this a review over the next few days, but tentatively ALT2 is the best hook among the three proposed. With that said, if we are to go with ALT2, we have to be careful with the hook wording and make sure that it doesn't make it look like we are condoning the criticism. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 22:25, 23 December 2019 (UTC)
It's a bit more complex even than that; I'm drafting a section on the political context to make that clearer. The first and ALT2 are part of a political dispute, reported on by interested parties, and ALT1 is a statement by a publisher anxious not to be banned from the fair. The local media carry claims about the size of the fair that are not only strikingly inflated relative to more independent sources, but as not consistent with one another (note that these do not appear in the article). The source for ALT2 is “Riyadh book fair is the most important book fair in the Arab world in terms of sales and attendance. This is not in question,” said Adel Al Hawshan, owner of Tuwa Media and Publishing. “This book fair accounts for at least 70% of our sales, and I know the number is similar to many Arab publishers.” The first is contradicted by independent sources; the second estimate seems a bit high, too, really, considering that more independent sources say that there are a half-dozen or so Arab-world book fairs which have larger attendance than Riyadh, in some cases by a factor of two.[11] Some other sources have publishers speaking off-the-record in fear of losing market access. The COIs here are complex, and the more I look into them, the more complex they get. I'll have another go over the whole article as soon as I have time. HLHJ (talk) 17:07, 24 December 2019 (UTC)
  • @HLHJ and Epicgenius: It's been several weeks since the last comments here. Have the neutrality and COI concerns been addressed yet? The nomination cannot be passed while those are still unresolved. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 09:06, 5 January 2020 (UTC)
    • Narutolovehinata5, I've had a first go at it. It's prolix, poorly-phrased, and probably the balance needs work. Crit welcome. ALT0 would still work if we specified "some" Saudi clerics; opinions and clerics vary. No-one thinks any of the hook topic suggestions I made are good? I grant that some are rather trivial. HLHJ (talk) 04:42, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
All of them sound like good hooks, I'm more worried about possible neutrality or sourcing issues in this case. For example, with ALT1, it was already mentioned above that some of the sources that discuss the Book Fair might be promotional or puffery. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 04:20, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Ah, sorry, Narutolovehinata5 I meant the ones I made in the "comment" of my initial nomination. Here are some newer suggestions:
I will cite any serious contenders. HLHJ (talk) 20:13, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 20

Putte Nelsson

Putte Nelsson
Putte Nelsson

Created by BabbaQ (talk). Self-nominated at 23:54, 20 December 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg long enough, new enough, Aftonbladet verifies hook, so that's all good. Thing is, the hook is a bit wordy. Can you condense that whole "played...such as" to "backed up"? That lead is still a bit pedestrian (why is it so noteworthy that he backed them up? Isn't that what musicians do?), but it's shorter and shorter is better. Drmies (talk) 03:43, 29 December 2019 (UTC)
  • I agree. Done. BabbaQ (talk) 09:09, 29 December 2019 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Length, history and references verified. Passes copyvio check. Next time you write an article where every source is in a foreign language (or any source for that matter), remember to use the "lang=XX" parameter in the citation template. Daniel Case (talk) 20:03, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg BabbaQ - came by to promote this hook, but the source doesn't mention Blige (unless it's by a different name). Is this suitably hooky? Sounds more like something that someone who was successful might do. I'd be more inclined if we simply included the former two. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 17:11, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
Lee Vilenski - I fixed a Alt hook. Take a look.BabbaQ (talk) 19:14, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 21


Created by Yae4 (talk) and Newslinger (talk). Nominated by Yae4 (talk) at 16:07, 22 December 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg @Yae4: This article is new enough and barely, barely long enough (1505 characters). No DYK credits, so QPQ-exempt. Hook is cited and interesting; I think more "interesting" hooks might be just confusing. The hook is precisely 200 characters, and I think it might be too long to comfortably read. Is it possible to add a bit more prose and shorten the hook a bit? Raymie (tc) 17:26, 30 December 2019 (UTC)
@Raymie: ALT1 is a shortened version of the hook for comment. I have a couple ideas for adding to the article, and will look at that next. -- Yae4 (talk) 18:07, 31 December 2019 (UTC)
I like ALT1. Ping me when the article's been expanded a bit. Raymie (tc) 18:53, 31 December 2019 (UTC)
@Raymie: A paragraph has been added to the history section. -- Yae4 (talk) 19:25, 31 December 2019 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg That definitely helps! This gets a tick from me. Raymie (tc) 20:48, 31 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Yae4, I think the main concern brought up in WT:DYK § Prep 5: MicroG is that the proposed hooks are not interesting enough to non-technical readers and readers who are unfamiliar with the inner workings of Android. Looking at the article before the recent changes, I would have proposed something like "... that Google bribed users who switched to MicroG with $2 to return to Google Play?" Unfortunately, that claim was tenuously sourced, and I had to remove it. Here are two hooks that may hopefully appeal to laypeople:
    • ALT2:... that MicroG allows users to access Google mobile services on Android without tracking their device activity?
    • ALT3:... that when the LineageOS operating system refused to integrate MicroG software, the project forked its own version with MicroG pre-installed?
      • Source: MicroG released "LineageOS for MicroG", a fork of LineageOS – a free and open-source Android-based operating system – that includes both MicroG and the F-Droid app store as pre-installed software. LineageOS for MicroG was created after LineageOS developers declined to integrate MicroG into LineageOS [...][3][4]


  1. ^ a b Gordon, Arielle (7 June 2019). "The Open Source Project That Keeps Google's Hands Off Your Android Data". Vice. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  2. ^ Vaughan-Nichols, Steven J. (12 November 2019). "The /e/ Google-free, pro-privacy Android phone runs well -- for a beta". ZDNet. Retrieved 21 November 2019.
  3. ^ Leemhuis, Thorsten (4 November 2017). "LineageOS-Ableger vermeidet Google-Code" [LineageOS offshoot avoids Google code]. Heise Online (in German). Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  4. ^ "195284: [RFC] Add signature spoofing permission". LineageOS Gerrit. 10 December 2017. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
— Newslinger talk 14:34, 19 January 2020 (UTC)
Newslinger, Thank you very much for all your article improvements and suggestions here. I like ALT2 best, but could it be worded a little different to avoid saying (completely) without tracking? Although the source says that, I believe it's not technically accurate. True, MicroG doesn't track (I hope/believe), but Google still tracks, if you use their services via MicroG, I believe. Let me know if you think that's too picky. If we could add a weasel word like "almost no tracking" or something, I'd be on board. ALT3 looks good to me as is, but has a little less zest, I think. -- Yae4 (talk) 15:52, 19 January 2020 (UTC)
No problem! You raise a good point, although I tried to word both the article and ALT2 to avoid saying something untrue. In ALT2, the phrase "without tracking their device activity" refers only to MicroG, since "MicroG" is the subject of the sentence. Because "Google mobile services" is the predicate, the grammar of the sentence prevents the phrase from referring to Google mobile services. It's true that people who use MicroG can still be tracked by Google on the server side, and by any app on either the client or the server side, but the cited Vice article says that MicroG doesn't do any tracking of its own: "MicroG's various components strive to replicate the experience of a fully loaded Android phone without any of the data tracking". Does this address your concern, or would you still prefer to reword the sentence to avoid misleading the reader? — Newslinger talk 16:03, 19 January 2020 (UTC)
I think "with less tracking of their device activity" would be better. -- Yae4 (talk) 16:23, 19 January 2020 (UTC)
Here it is:
— Newslinger talk 16:28, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Just remembered that the word "less" needs to compare MicroG to something, since the phrasing in ALT4 is not a fully supported attribution. I've also tweaked the wording for brevity:


  1. ^ Vaughan-Nichols, Steven J. (12 November 2019). "The /e/ Google-free, pro-privacy Android phone runs well -- for a beta". ZDNet. Retrieved 21 November 2019.

My guess is that the average reader will be more interested if the hook mentions some well-known apps. — Newslinger talk 02:19, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

I like 7 or 5, and agree 6 & 7 are probably more interesting to average readers, so I vote for 7. -- Yae4 (talk) 04:38, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
Great! I've struck through the rest. — Newslinger talk 04:40, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
  • But ALT7 sounds like an ad for the product. ALT3 and ALT5 are more like hooks. (I realize ALT5 is written like ALT7; it would be better to begin with the phrase ... that MicroG allows users to access.)Yoninah (talk) 22:36, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Yoninah, I see no significant difference between "lets" or "allows". So if you prefer "allows", feel free to make that change. -- Yae4 (talk) 01:55, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg OK, we need someone to review ALT7. Yoninah (talk) 12:40, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Looks OK to me. Let's let this one go. -- Yae4 (talk) 14:04, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 22

Wiener Hofmusikkapelle

  • Reviewed: Gilberto Barragán Balderas
  • Comment: A single sentence article created by DilletantiAnonymous on 12 December, and expanded by me on 22 December.

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk) and DilletantiAnonymous (talk). Nominated by Cwmhiraeth (talk) at 21:00, 29 December 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg Hi Cwmhiraeth, review follows: article 5x expanded from 22 December; article sufficiently well written and cited inlie throughout to what appear to be reliable sources; there is no copyvio from the two English language sources; hook is interesting and mentioned in article, AGF on foreign-language sourcing; QPQ has been carried out. THis one is good to go for DYK but I found it strange that it wasn't linked from Vienna Boys' Choir and it could use some project tags on the talk page - Dumelow (talk) 10:57, 30 December 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the review, I have done what you suggest. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 11:29, 30 December 2019 (UTC)
I began making it long enough. Will have to go now, but am willing to do more later. The hook is too simple, as the Kapelle still exists, and the boys are part of it. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:56, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

Symbol possible vote.svg Article has since been shortened and I now count only 1480 characters - Dumelow (talk) 12:44, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

I'm sorry, the shortening was my fault, not intended, and I restored the sections. I still read the sources as not supporting the hook. The chapel was singers and players, and the boys only followed the singers. The Wiener Hofkapelle is today run by the state, it seems. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:11, 30 December 2019 (UTC)
@Dumelow: It is plenty large enough now and I have added Gerda to the credits. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 14:19, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Length is now OK. I've asked for another opinion as Gerda has cast doubt on the sourcing. I had AGFed the foreign-language sources here as I don't speak German or Slovenian - Dumelow (talk) 16:50, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

The sources are fine, just the reading. I'll need a day or two until I can get to it, - a death of a politician to care about first, or it won't be "recent" anymore. - Spent all afternoon singing Bach ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:44, 1 January 2020 (UTC)
Cwmhiraeth, sorry about no response, vacation, two more people died ... - The hook is at present not what the article says: Kapelle is not a choir (compare Staatskapelle Dresden), but the group of musicians, singers and players, + it still exists, with the Sängerknaben part of it. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:28, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
Gerda Arendt, could you suggest a better hook then? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:37, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
That would have the boys' name in German, so if you want it English, you will have to do it - compare discussion of Thomanerchor ;) - Perhaps use just the place with a pic, and tradition to now? - Can you find a relation to Mozart whose birthday is 27 January? I am late to write an article about compositions (Salzburg, or we could make it a double hook), - may I ping you for review later today? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:47, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 24

Keep On Chooglin' (song)

  • ... that the Creedence Clearwater Revival song "Keep On Chooglin'" popularized the term "choogling'", which has been interpreted as a sexual term that songwriter John Fogerty described as what happens when "you got to ball and have a good time"? Sources: Décharné: "The word was popularised by Creedence Clearwater Revival with a track on their Bayou Country LP (1969) entitled Keep On Chooglin' (although in their case chooglin' was a slang term for sex)." Kitts: "Cook believes it refers to sex." Austin Chronicle: "According to Fogerty, chooglin' - never, ever 'choogling' - is what happens when 'you got to ball and have a good time.'

Created by Rlendog (talk). Self-nominated at 23:59, 25 December 2019 (UTC).

  • Comment: the hook is far too long at 240 characters. Mindmatrix 18:40, 26 December 2019 (UTC)
  • I added a shorter (and probably more appropriate) ALT. Rlendog (talk) 00:34, 29 December 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 25

Abel Azcona

  • ... that performance artist Abel Azcona's works take his body to the limits and are usually related to social issues? [14] / see citation in article
    • ALT1:... that Abel Azcona has been sued by the Catholic Church for his artistic work?

Created by Lolay1983 (talk). Nominated by Paul2520 (talk) at 16:16, 28 December 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol delete vote.svg The ALT1 hook is interesting but the article itself is ineligible, due to not adhering to neutral point of view and lack of sufficient citations in a BLP. I encourage the nom to address the issues in the article and ping me for a re-review. --K.e.coffman (talk) 00:46, 7 January 2020 (UTC)
Lolay1983 and/or John B123, can you take a look at these issues? = paul2520 (talk) 13:37, 7 January 2020 (UTC)
Unfortunately, it appears that Lolay hasn't been active since the day of the nomination, so more eyes may be needed in any case. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 14:41, 7 January 2020 (UTC)
I'll have a look. John B123 (talk) 20:03, 7 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg The original editor has since returned to editing and appears to have made changes to the article. A second look is requested; courtesy ping to K.e.coffman. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:03, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
Symbol delete vote.svg @Paul2520: the page is still not eligible. As of today, there's a new set of tags on the article: 16 Jan version. Please let me know if you plan to do further work on the article. --K.e.coffman (talk) 01:29, 17 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, K.e.coffman. I can't commit to addressing these issues. I'm not the article creator or expander; I just nominated it as previously it looked like a great new piece.
@Lolay1983, John B123, and Narutolovehinata5: can any of you address the issues? Otherwise, we might have to retract the DYK nom. = paul2520 (talk) 17:55, 17 January 2020 (UTC)
@Paul2520: I've only really been involved in as far as fixing cite and other errors on the page rather than content. Lolay1983 is working hard to improve the article, but another couple of editors seem to be doing their best to frustrate his efforts. John B123 (talk) 18:33, 17 January 2020 (UTC)
@John B123: Yes!!! Thank you for your support. Please help me fix the handicaps!Lolay1983 (talk) 22:49, 17 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg The issues have now been resolved and the tags removed. A further look is requested; courtesy ping to K.e.coffman. John B123 (talk) 19:57, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
@John B123: thank you for the update. I've removed excessive list items; I want to give it a few days before approving to see if these changes stick. --K.e.coffman (talk) 02:07, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 26

1966 anti-cow slaughter agitation

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

  • Please vet this, after a GOCE copy-edit. WBGconverse 14:29, 26 December 2019 (UTC)
This is not a review but that lead is way too long. per WP:LEAD, it should be a summary of the article, not a point by point description of the event. The maximum number of paragraphs is generally four. Another useful link to read: Wikipedia:How to create and manage a good lead section. Cowlibob (talk) 19:30, 26 December 2019 (UTC)
Cowlibob, trimmed. WBGconverse

Articles created/expanded on December 27

Henry Speller

  • Reviewed: to come
  • Comment: First nomination for the creator

Moved to mainspace by Bgourgeot (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 21:59, 2 January 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on December 28

Visium Asset Management

Created by MJL (talk). Self-nominated at 04:56, 28 December 2019 (UTC).

Policy compliance:

  • Adequate sourcing: Green tickY
  • Neutral: Green tickY
  • Free of copyright violations, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Red XN - The article includes a quote: "Visium employees routinely sought sham quotes from brokers to justify inflated values for debt securities, and deviated from prices set by third-parties on a magnitude beyond what was usual." It attributes this quote to Thorell, but the quote is actually a paraphase of what he said by the cited Reuters source. I think this either needs the clarification "Reuters reported that Thorell said ..." or rewriting in our own words.

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Red XN - The quote "fight back" in the hook is not attributed—it comes from WSJ, not from Gottlieb. I'd suggest rephrasing to avoid this e.g
  • ALT1: ... that Jacob Gottlieb hired Status Labs to generate positive news coverage of him after the bankruptcy of Visium Asset Management, a hedge fund company that he founded?
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Red XN - The article's mention of the hook fact uses the word-to-watch "revealed" in its description of the WSJ article; this needs rephrasing.
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg

A couple of explanations for the checklist above:

  • The article reflects negatively on Visium Asset Management, but after searching for other unused sources online, I see that this is not due to editorial bias, but due to the overall negative coverage towards the company, so the article is neutral by our guidelines (particularly in regards to WP:UNDUE).
  • I cannot access all of the given sources, but I have done spotchecks of the ones I can view and found only the problems mentioned above, and some others even verify the given fact in their headline. All sources in the article are reliable.
    Bilorv (talk) 19:50, 29 December 2019 (UTC)
ALT2: ... that hedge fund manager Jacob Gottlieb hired Status Labs to help counteract negative news coverage about him over how his last business venture ended? Source: Mr. Gottlieb said in an interview with the Journal that he found his press coverage unfair and wanted to fight back. / 'I worked with this company to help me launch my new venture,' he said.
Maybe? –MJLTalk 21:05, 29 December 2019 (UTC)
Easter egg links aren't good, but this is one along the same lines, if you want:
ALT3: ... that hedge fund manager Jacob Gottlieb hired Status Labs to counteract negative news coverage about him over the closure of Visium Asset Management?
Other issues are fixed, and thanks for the quick reply! — Bilorv (talk) 00:00, 30 December 2019 (UTC)
I like the clickbait of ALT2 more, but I'm perfectly happy with ALT3. Face-smile.svgMJLTalk 00:12, 30 December 2019 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Alright, ALT3 approved! — Bilorv (talk) 00:27, 30 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg @MJL: @Bilorv: - I'm reopening this, because the hook fact is no longer in the article. Nikkimaria removed it yesterday, along with a chunk of other stuff, with the summary "rm bio". I have no opinion on whether this was the right or wrong action, but either way this DYK is no longer ready to go. Please either discuss with Nikkimaria as to whether the removal was justified, or propose an alternative hook. Thanks  — Amakuru (talk) 13:37, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 31

Cartography of Palestine (region)

Map by Pietro Vesconte, 1321.
Map by Pietro Vesconte, 1321.

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

Policy compliance:

QPQ: Done.

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

This fact, cited or not, seems rather unlikely. I mean, what about Strabo's Geographica? It maps a whole series of countries. And the Ancient Egyptians did sophisticated cadastral surveys, and we have a geological map they made in ~1150 BC; I can't imagine that no map of Egypt was ever made. I mean, there was a well-established tourist industry in Herodotus's day, and tourists who had come to see Egypt would presumably have liked to see where they had been. I haven't even started on the quite sophisticated maps often produced by non-literate cultures, which are also underrepresented by history of cartography. Even if, by defining terms really carefully, and ignoring all maps not still preserved, and being a bit Eurocentric, you were able to somehow argue this one, it's an uninformative sort of fact that needs such hard-to-imagine qualifications. The linked article also dramatically contradicts the hook, and its lede contradicts most of its content. HLHJ (talk) 04:12, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
@HLHJ: thanks for this. I could resolve your first set of points by adding the word “known” or “surviving”, but I am quite taken by your second set of points. How about this version which may generate more clicks:
It’s worded ambiguously to keep it impactful, but the point is to refer to Ptolemy’s map. It could also be plural (maps) and refer more broadly to the first ten or so maps, given that, despite a few of the maps not using the word Palestine, all the earliest maps were created during the time of Syria Palestina, Palestina Prima and Jund Filastin (see also Timeline of the name "Palestine"). Onceinawhile (talk) 03:52, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Hi, Onceinawhile. Referring to the Ptolemaian map, or the first few maps, makes sense. I'm OK with hooks that have double meanings, and the hook would certainly hook attention. In the singular "map", ALT1 is not quite cited (something that explicitly said that X was the earliest known map, or the earliest known one of which we have copies), and in the plural, it isn't cited (and the Jerome map does not seem to say "Palestine").
On citability, I think Strabo did map that area earlier, and it seems unlikely that the Romans left no record of any map of the Roman province of Judea. You might make a "first" hook work here, but it's going to be difficult; and"some of the earliest known" or "some early" has less kick. If, once you've got all the information in this article cited, you aren't sure you can support this hook adequately, then I'll be happy read through it and discuss alternate hooks again.
Separately, I think that in order to use ALT1, the article would need a brief discussion of the history of various names for this region (possibly linked to the Timeline of the name "Palestine" you linked, and Timeline of the name "Judea", and perhaps Names of the Levant -- can't see one for "Isreal"), so that people would go away informed, and not determined to complain to someone (incidentally, should the article title use "Levant", given that the scope seems to be the geographic area, not the nomenclature? Do we have a policy on this?).
I don't think it would make sense to use the 1321 map in an accompanying illustration if the hook does not mention it (the mapmaker of the 1321 map also titles it "Terra Sancta", the Holy Land, and in his Latin caption, refers to both "Cesarea Palestine" and the sons of Isreal; he was working in Venice, so this isn't surprising). Of course, this illustration isn't necessary for your proposed ALT1 hook; you could change the picture, or figure the hook is hooky enough already and leave it out. HLHJ (talk) 05:13, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Hi @HLHJ: thanks for this. I’ll respond on your other points in due course, but on citability of Ptolemy I have: Nebenzahl, Kenneth (1986). Maps of the Holy Land: Images of Terra Sancta Through Two Millennia. Abbeville Press. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-89659-658-0. Cartography as we know it today begins with this spectacular map of the world at the time of Claudius Ptolemy. It sets the stage for the history of mapping the Holy Land... his work was to become the model for scientific cartography during the great revivals of mapmaking: the tenth-century Golden Age of Islam and the European Renaissance. The rediscovery of Ptolemy in the fifteenth century was particularly important for maps of the Holy Land; it ended the almost complete domination of mapmaking by Church dogma throughout the Middle Ages... Around AD 150 he produced his Geographia, the earliest known atlas of the world.
Your challenge re Strabo could be expanded to include many of the names in the list of Graeco-Roman geographers pre-Ptolemy, many if whom described the Palestine region in their writings. I would like to add a sentence on this in the article if I can find a source confirming that none of them made maps (or at least no maps that are known to us).
Onceinawhile (talk) 08:57, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
Not in the least denying that Ptolemy was important. Eratosthenes might be a better counterexample than Strabo, he is known to have made maps (including all the world he knew) rather than just inspiring them, and he lived practically next door. Face-smile.svg HLHJ (talk) 04:21, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
Hi @HLHJ: Ptolemy’s primary source, Marinus of Tyre, lived even closer than Erastothenes. And unfortunately none of Erastothenes’ maps survived, nor did any of the maps of the great Ancient Greek cartographers. See: Wilson, Nigel Guy (2006). "Cartography". Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece. Psychology Press. p. 145. ISBN 978-0-415-97334-2. As geographical knowledge improved, various writers recorded what they believed to be the spatial relationships of territories and peoples to each other, and it is from this information that many modern historical atlases present items such as the world according to Hecataeus or Herodotus or Eratosthenes: actual ancient versions of these maps do not survive (indeed, modern versions seem to originate in the 1883 volumes of Bunbury), although there do exist Byzantine versions of Ptolemy’s maps. Onceinawhile (talk) 23:33, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

Yoga Body

  • ... that the preface of the book Yoga Body's Serbian translation was carefully informed and reviewed?

Improved to Good Article status by Chiswick Chap (talk). Nominated by Miraclepine (talk) at 21:48, 1 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg @Chiswick Chap and Miraclepine: The hook as proposed sounds quite vague. What does it mean by "translation was carefully informed and reviewed"? It might also be a better idea to also propose a hook on the controversies it resulted in. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:01, 9 January 2020 (UTC)

Yes the hook could be stronger.

Hook2: ... that Yoga Body was attacked by saffronising Hindu nationalists? Chiswick Chap (talk) 09:11, 9 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 2

Nun liebe Seel, nun ist es Zeit

  • Reviewed: Blechhammer concentration camp
  • Comment: We'll have to wait for the move request because of a comma that doesn't change the meaning. We could drop the 2 authors bit for brevity, but it's kind of cute, and readers might miss an author.

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk) and Francis Schonken (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 10:24, 9 January 2020 (UTC).

Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Full review of nomination needed. BlueMoonset (talk) 16:32, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
  • For clarity, I object to:
    1. "... about radiance consuming darkness ..." — too cryptic for most readers; and also, too interpretive (only one author's interpretation, who should usually be named in-text, and certainly if such interpretation would appear on main page).
    2. failing to say what "Nun liebe Seel, nun ist es Zeit" is. These are a succession of words, in a language which readers of English Wikipedia are not usually supposed to identify, leave alone what is being said in that language, leave alone being supposed to identify *what it is* even if understanding a random bunch of German words: "..., a German Lutheran hymn, ..." as in my ALT1 proposal would do the trick. Adding only "hymn" as qualifier would not do the trick while hymn has too many meanings: is it a Dutch anthem? A Gregorian chant? etc...
    3. "... Part V of Bach's ''[[Christmas Oratorio]]''" — the proper linking would be "... [[Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen, BWV 248 V|Part V of Bach's ''Christmas Oratorio'']]", as in ALT1
So, for these reasons, oppose ALT0 and its derivatives ALT0a, ALT0b and ALT0c: I'd rather prefer no DYK regarding this article (with me not having to put any more energy in this, i.e. to prevent yet another undesirable blip on mainpage). --Francis Schonken (talk) 15:41, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
I fail to understand your objection, Francis. If you are interested in translating a string of German words to the English-speaking community, why not the stanza used in the Christmas Oratorio - better known than the first line of the hymn, and translating to "your radience consumes all darkness". That's not "one author's interpretation", but the most literal translation of "Dein Glanz all Finsternis verzehrt". --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:11, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines (Amendment) Rules) 2018

  • Reviewed: Reviewing

Created by DiplomatTesterMan (talk). Self-nominated at 11:00, 4 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Kautilya3, do these hooks seem ok? Accurate? DTM (talk) 11:10, 4 January 2020 (UTC)

Glenn Pool Oil Reserve

Example of an early 20th century oil drilling derrick showing an oil strike
Example of an early 20th century oil drilling derrick showing an oil strike

Created by GenQuest (talk). Self-nominated at 13:06, 2 January 2020 (UTC).

The article Glenn Pool Oil Reserve is new enough, long enough (over 1500 characters) and meets Wikipedia policies.

The first four hooks are factual and well within the character limit, but only if the in-line citation is not counted. This reviewer has added ALT4, which specifically identifies the well driller and his link to a world renowned local museum. The reviewer believes may attract more potential readers to the main article and therefore is a stronger hook. ** ALT4:... that Thomas Gilcrease, a part-Creek multi-millionaire who founded the Gilcrease Museum, made much of his wealth from producing oil in the Glenn Pool Oil Reserve? (169 characters)

Symbol confirmed.svgI recommend uploading this DYK

Reviewer: Bruin2 (talk) 21:57, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

  • Bruin2, thanks for the review. For future reference, the icon should only be used once to conclude the review, and it should be the icon template (available above the edit window) rather than a link to the icon image. So I only converted the last of your links. Also, when you propose a hook of your own, you cannot also approve it; it needs to be checked by someone else. (Note that in counting a hook, only "that" through the final "?" are counted, and then only the final version as displayed, not the various bolding and wikilinking characters that don't display. ALT1 counts as 182 characters, not 197.)
Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Reviewer needed to check ALT4, as it was proposed by the prior reviewer and cannot be approved by them. BlueMoonset (talk) 19:24, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg ALT4 is not really that interesting of the hook because it's reliant on a name that isn't really well-known to readers. On the other hand, ALT2 and ALT3 are far more eye-catching and hooky. Unfortunately, ALT3 is only mentioned in the lede and does not appear to have a citation, so the rest of the review is on hold pending that issue being addressed. This will be good to go with either ALT2 or ALT3 once the referencing concern has been solved. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:21, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: & @Narutolovehinata5: In regards to ALT 3, I believe this is adequately addressed in the second and third sentences (and references 5 & 7) under the sub-chapter "Consequences." Please let me know if this is not the case. I am good with either ALT 2 or ALT 3 being used—your choice. Thanks for your time. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 00:06, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
I've checked the relevant sentences and it specifically only mentions the Creek Nation but not Native Americans in general. In this case, it might be a better idea to specifically mention the Creek Nation in ALT3 instead of the more general term. I've also made a slight change to ALT2, removing the comma as it didn't sound right with it. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:26, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
Modified ALT3 per @Narutolovehinata5: GenQuest "Talk to Me" 13:10, 29 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 3

V. S. Lelchuk

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 21:48, 4 January 2020 (UTC).

General eligibility:

Policy compliance:

  • Adequate sourcing: Green tickY
  • Neutral: Green tickY
  • Free of copyright violations, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Red XN - I'm a little puzzled by the status of the two images in the article, this and this. Both are tagged with the Commons "PD-ineligible" template, which says "This work is ineligible for copyright and therefore in the public domain because it consists entirely of information that is common property and contains no original authorship." Is that really applicable to book covers with original designs and artwork? Please could you point me to the policy or explanation as to why these are allowed?
It's really a question of whether they are allowed on Commons. If they are then they are OK in the article. It's long established that covers made up of simple text, even stylised text, don't reach the level of originality sufficient to qualify for copyright protection. Take this one for instance which I put on Wikipedia under fair use but has been identified by someone else as too simple for copyright protection and therefore eligible for Commons. The second one in the article definitely qualifies, the first one I have taken the view that the small image is incidental to the rest (de minimis) and it too qualifies. Someone on Commons may argue but they haven't yet. Philafrenzy (talk) 20:40, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
Right, I've had a look at C:COM:BOOK, and I agree with you entirely on the second image. It's completely simple. The first one though... it features two images, the first of an unidentified logo of some sort, and the second a photograph of a sculpture, probably dating to around 1977. I would have thought that comes under the umbrella of what's not acceptable under C:COM:BOOK... Not sure if it's a big enough issues here though. Perhaps we can ask at the famed WT:DYK and get a third opinion...  — Amakuru (talk) 20:47, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
It's not essential to the article so if you want something to promote just go ahead and remove it. It's no problem. Philafrenzy (talk) 20:56, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
Well, let's leave it in for now and find out what they think at the DYK page and decide to do after that. I'll pass the DYK nom now anyway, and we can remove it later if it's deemed necessary. Cheers  — Amakuru (talk) 21:00, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Green tickY

Image eligibility:

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg Overall a good and interesting article and thanks to the authors for bringing it to our attention. It's possible a mutual friend of ours, who's fond of spotting errors, might object to the lack of citations in the "Selected publications" section, but I think the consensus has prevailed several times in the past that the books themselves are sufficient for such a section, even where the selection criteria is not obvious. So I won't fail it on that ground. Just need to clarify the image statuses, then it's good to go. I assume this hook is intended for the "quirky" column, as it's slightly confusingly stated, but sounds kind of funny so acceptable. Thanks!  — Amakuru (talk) 20:11, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Thanks. I didn't have lots of hook options but historians fighting sounded sort of amusing as you say. I am endeavouring to reinforce that consensus as it keeps coming up. Philafrenzy (talk) 20:28, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg - passing the nom, based on the discussion above. If the community feels the image is problematic, then we'll just remove it. All else is good.  — Amakuru (talk) 21:00, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but I don't find it hooky, much less quirky. The article doesn't even talk about "arguments", but "conversations". Can't you, the master of quirky hooks, Philafrenzy, come up with something better? Yoninah (talk) 23:05, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
"The same year, he edited Istoriki sporjat: Trinadcat' besed (Historians argue: Thirteen conversations)." But I will see what I can do... Philafrenzy (talk) 23:09, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
The Russians aren't known for their quirkiness, that's why they lost the Cold War, an endemic shortage of quirks. Whenever they did produce any, a huge queue would form and they would quickly sell out. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:58, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Thank you! @Amakuru: would you mind reviewing ALT1? Yoninah (talk) 00:26, 24 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 5

2020 Venezuelan National Assembly Delegated Committee election

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

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

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

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

Lawrence Milner

Created by Aboudaqn (talk). Nominated at 23:58, 5 January 2020 (UTC).

JoAnne Graf

Created by HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk). Self-nominated at 22:15, 5 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new enough, long enough, adequately sourced, and free from close paraphrasing. I prefer ALT1 since I'm not sure if "winningest" is an encyclopedic term but also because it sounds more interesting as it focuses on her career. A QPQ has been provided QPQ pending. This is almost ready to go, I just need confirmation if she remains the winningest coach as of 2020 since the source given is from 2008. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:04, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Approving ALT1. I'm not sure why the Seminoles or Division I softball aren't linked, though. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 14:12, 7 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg @HickoryOughtShirt?4: @Narutolovehinata5: @Yoninah: I'm reopening this one, because at the time it hit the queue it said the following:
    ... that as coach of the Florida State Seminoles, JoAnne Graf logged the most wins in the history of NCAA Division I softball, with 1,437?
    Which I see doesn't quite match the hook that was approved above, I'm not sure why. Anyway, as stated this is clearly not correct as from List of college softball coaches with 1,000 wins we see that several other coaches have logged higher numbers of wins since her retirement. Also there's a discrepancy between the number on that page for Graf (1,186) and the figure from the article (1,437). Are some games not included in the list? Anyway, I think we need a new version of the hook that makes it crystal clear that the record was held only at the time of her retirement, not as of 2020. ALT1 sort of states that, but it could be clearer. Thanks  — Amakuru (talk) 17:03, 9 January 2020 (UTC)
If there's a discrepancy with her total number of wins, maybe a hook that combined aspects of ALT1a and ALT1b could work?
  • ALT1c: ... that at the time of her retirement in 2008, Florida State Seminoles coach JoAnne Graf held the record for most wins in the history of NCAA Division I softball?
Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 11:08, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Narutolovehinata5, do you approve of the new Alts? HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk) 18:01, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
As I mentioned above, I'm not sure if ALT1a or ALT1b are wholly accurate considering the number of wins apparently excludes a number of wins, as discussed above. It might be a good idea to ask for a second opinion here; I'm hesitant to give a new tick as I proposed a new hook above. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:01, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
Oops, sorry. For some reason I missed your text and thought you just signed by accident. HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk) 01:26, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Reviewer needed to check the remaining ALT hooks, to see whether they are are sufficiently accurate. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 22:25, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 6

2020 JNU Attack

  • ... that Congress party described the Jawaharlal Nehru University attack as "state-sponsored terrorism", resembling those during the Nazi rule? Source: "Congress describing the rampage by masked goons as an example of "state-sponsored terrorism" reminiscent of Nazi rule." (source link )
    • ALT1:... that Deepika Padukone was subjected to massive criticism by members of the ruling BJP after her visit to stand in solidarity with the victims of the Jawaharlal Nehru University attack? Source: "After her visit to JNU, the actor was at the receiving end of immense criticism from members of the ruling BJP including Tajinder Bagga, who urged people to boycott her film." (Source: link [16])
    • ALT2:... that Deepika Padukone's visit to stand in solidarity with the victims of the Jawaharlal Nehru University attack was praised for standing up against a crackdown on dissent? Source: "as well as praise for being a rare Bollywood A-lister to stand up against a crackdown on dissent." (Source: [17])
    • ALT3:... that two police cases were filed against a victim of the Jawaharlal Nehru University attack? Source: "Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students' union president Aishe Ghosh was named in two police cases filed in a span of four minutes on Sunday evening, shortly after she was taken to hospital bleeding from a brutal attack by a masked mob." (Source: [18])

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

  • @DBigXray: This is not a review but that hook is not acceptable as it is not neutral. We can't use an opposition party statement blaming an incident on a government especially with such inflammatory language as the above. Please consider offering another which has a more neutral point of view. Cowlibob (talk) 01:43, 9 January 2020 (UTC)
I have added 3 Alts. DBigXray 14:47, 9 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Full review needed, including of the ALT hooks. (I have struck the original one per Cowlibob.) BlueMoonset (talk) 01:55, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

Dev Dley

Created by HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk). Self-nominated at 05:35, 9 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg The article isn't long enough. Technically, about +150 characters required, more would be better. Also requires some copyediting, particularly around the word "until". If the information already in the article were to be edited for better clarity, especially of the career timeline (dates and such), the character threshold might be met (e.g. the lead says BCSC appointment was in 2010 without inline citation which means the claim should be repeated with inline citation in the body). The article may be a bit on the negative side considering it's a very short BLP but that's just my suspicion. Note, however, that the quote is not a direct quote in the source. I would expect indirect quotes to be further paraphrased not turned into direct quotes. Looks otherwise fine. (My first-ish review as my fifth DYK is in the prep queue, so let's make this a two-way review please. Thanks!) Usedtobecool ☎️ 19:33, 10 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg ok, it's got the big green one from me. (Note to promoter: My first approval.) Usedtobecool ☎️ 17:04, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg@Usedtobecool: Please provide a review that explicitly confirms that the five main DYK criteria have been met. An optional Reviewer's Template is located above the edit window. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 00:53, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg the article was new enough at the time of the nom, it is long enough, there are no copyvio concerns, I am satisfied that it meets the neutrality and BLP requirements, there are inline citations for all non-redundant claims, the hook is verified, the facts in the hook are in the article with inline citations immediately accompanying them, I can not think of a more interesting hook, and a QPQ has been completed. So, it's good to go. Usedtobecool ☎️ 17:53, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but the article seems very sketchy; the kind of career outline you'd read in an alumni bulletin. Can you add any biographical, educational, or personal details about him? Yoninah (talk) 20:19, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Okay, I'll work on it. There is very little about his personal life. HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk) 01:53, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 7

Christopher Wollter

Christopher Wollter
Christopher Wollter

Created by BabbaQ (talk). Self-nominated at 19:36, 14 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Article created on 7 January so new enough, long enough (1961). The article needs some serious copyediting, there are numerous spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. So I can't assess criteria such as within policy until that has been done. The hook given is also really uninteresting. Is there nothing notable about his life apart from his great-uncle being Sven Wollter? Also an inline citation for his birthday. Adequate QPQ provided. Cowlibob (talk) 12:06, 17 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Something went wrong with the Qpq so fixed it. Anyways, the rest of your concerns will be dealt with shortly.BabbaQ (talk) 13:17, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

Julia Dufvenius

Julia Dufvenius
Julia Dufvenius

Created by BabbaQ (talk). Self-nominated at 19:12, 14 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Article is new enough (January 7), long enough (2474). The hook is interesting and verified by ref 9. Adequate QPQ provided. Reference needed for full name as well as date of birth. This article also needs significant copyediting. Really odd phrasing such as "where her parents raised her in a collective", what does this mean? "Dufvenius then got an education in acting". The whole fire section "a story about Eino Hanski that was partly filmed in the Soviet Union and several people in the production died in a fire at the hotel where they were staying". The references are not formatted correctly. Newspapers/magazines should use cite news. Aftonbladet and Expressen are both tabloid newspapers so we should not really use them as a reference. In the references, there are also missing publishers e.g. reference 12 and the language the sources are in should be specified e.g. language=Swedish. Cowlibob (talk) 12:38, 17 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Aftonbladet and Expressen are not equal to The Sun or Daily Mail. They don’t report mainly on celebrities actually pretty minor coverage. They are considered Newspapers in Swedem with established reporters and political analysist etc. They are not tabloids. The rest of your concerns will be dealt with shortly.BabbaQ (talk) 13:15, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

Reynhard Sinaga

Created by Berrocca addict (talk) and Philip Cross (talk). Nominated by Sentausa (talk) at 16:33, 14 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Please tone down the hook. You can say he's a convicted rapist without going into so much detail. You could write a hook comparing his later deeds with his early background, or about how he was finally caught. As his victims are still alive, striking ALT1 for possibly distressing them and their families. Yoninah (talk) 23:59, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
  • I just added 2 alternative hooks. Honestly I don't know how to tone down the hook as everything in the article is quite distressing even for me. sentausa (talk) 14:20, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
Perhaps something about the 500% increase (the biggest rise in the charity's history) in calls to the hotline for the sexual abuse survivor charity after his sentencing? Cowlibob (talk) 16:46, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
  • @Sentausa: thank you, but I don't see the "active member" part in the sources. The Church of Ireland source says he worshipped at a church "occasionally", while the Telegraph source talks about him attending church as a child. Yoninah (talk) 13:22, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Ah, it's true. Another source contradicted ALT6 and I just corrected the article. sentausa (talk) 13:42, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
  • @Sentausa: I guess ALT7 would be okay. But I'd like to ask you one more time to consider a version of ALT4, not mentioning the name of the church:
  • ALT4a: ... that a congregation of the Church of England provided serial rapist Reynhard Sinaga with a character reference for his trial? Yoninah (talk) 13:07, 28 January 2020 (UTC)


Shōji are removable walls that transmit light
Shōji are removable walls that transmit light
  • ... that shōji are intended to transmit light? Source: "The washi paper creates a unique effect by refracting (sic) and diffusing light. The rays that pour through the screen are soft and muted, bright enough to illuminate a room yet dim enough to keep a person from being blinded." [21] "The washi paper used for shoji screens is made with a specific thinness that allows just the right amount of light to go through. By changing the fiber direction and thickness, washi can control two opposing optical factors such as reflection rate and transparency. Shoji’s paper surface scatters sunlight evenly, making it soft to the eye and allowing light to distribute evenly. This function of washi makes it particularly suitable for indoor lighting fixtures such as Isamu Noguchi’s famous “Akari” lamp shades. Even at night, shoji screens help light a room as their white surface reflects indoor light and brightens the room." Shoji Screens, Sukiya Living Magazine
    • ALT1:... that shōji are not made with rice paper, but ~since the Edo period, some have been made with synthetic fibers? Source:"By the Edo Period (1603-1968), shoji appeared much as they do today... The paper was once considered valuable and scarce because it was hand-made of natural materials. However, commercial manufacturing, which began in the late 1800s, as well as the introduction of synthetic fibers in the 1960s helped make the paper more affordable and easier to come by." [22] "The use of synthetic and chemical fiber started around 1960s, making the paper very affordable." [23] Source: "Shoji paper is made of traditional paper called washi. Some casual gaijin like to call it “rice paper,” but this is a myth. In fact, washi has nothing to do with rice." Shoji Screens, Sukiya Living Magazine Source: "The paper is translucent and is called 'shoji paper'. Sometimes people call it 'rice paper' (since it sounds 'oriental'?), but shoji paper really has nothing to do with rice."[24]
    • ALT2:... that a traditional sukiya-zukuri-style Japanese house may have no permanent walls at all, with even the exterior walls being movable and removable partitions, such as shōji? Source: "The sliding doors and windows in a Japanese house can be removed from their rails and stored in a hallway or adjacent room. Taking the doors out makes the room bigger, more open, and better integrated with other spaces such as the garden. The practice of removing the doors is common whenever a big room is needed for events like parties and funerals. If you live in a Japanese house, there is no need to be shy about removing the doors, but you have to be a little careful too. The doors are somewhat delicate and each of them is likely to be slightly different than the others. You need to remember the order in which they came out so they can be put back in the same order. Otherwise, you might find that some of the doors do not slide so easily...In fact, the graceful nature of shoji is a defining note of the Sukiya Living environment." Shoji Screens, Sukiya Living Magazine (see also "The better known (and more influential) sukiya style is in some ways related to the shoin style. " [25]) Source: "This sliding shoji door and track system worked so well in traditional Japanese house, because a house used to have only one large room with no permanent walls, in the old times." [26]
  • Reviewed: Laem Phak Bia
  • Comment: On the first one, shoji are formally and somewhat archaically called akari-shōji (明障子); "akari" means "light" (the kanji character is a picture of the sun and moon)

5x expanded by HLHJ (talk). Self-nominated at 05:55, 13 January 2020 (UTC).

  • If someone who can speak Japanese would be willing to read through this, I'd be very glad of it (comments also welcome from those who can't speak Japanese). HLHJ (talk) 20:08, 13 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 8

Dedham Covenant

  • ... that the Dedham Covenant was meant to be eternally binding? Lockridge page 7

Converted from a redirect by Slugger O'Toole (talk). Nominated by Miraclepine (talk) at 17:13, 8 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new enough and long enough. Hook fact is interesting and appropriately cited inline to an offline hook for which I will AGF. Spotchecks on some of the available sources reveal no copyvio or close para-phrasing concerns. Some tidying is needed in the referencing though: Smith 1936 is not provided in the Works cited. Otherwise, nice work. Harrias talk 20:55, 8 January 2020 (UTC)
@Harrias: I found the book written by Mr. Smith in 1936 @Slugger O'Toole: uses in several Dedham articles and put it in the works cited section. Anything else? ミラP 01:45, 10 January 2020 (UTC)

History of anarchism

Improved to Good Article status by Cinadon36 (talk) and Czar (talk). Nominated by Miraclepine (talk) at 03:02, 10 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Note that I'm having trouble trying to word out the whole "anarchy older than society" thing, so I'll ask Czar and the reviewer to assist. ミラP 03:08, 10 January 2020 (UTC)
I wonder if it would be worth running a comparative hook, like "... that the history of anarchism ranges from the anti-globalization movement to prehistoric times?" or "... that in the history of anarchism, the X event was Y?". The "prehistoric" bit has a split article: Precursors of anarchism. Most of its contents are about ideological overlap with anarchist principles with no explicit link to what became known as the anarchist movement itself, so probably best to not make the history article's hook solely about prehistory. @Cinadon36, any ideas/thoughts on what might be interesting to call out on WP's main page? czar 11:36, 10 January 2020 (UTC)
Hi Czar, thanks for the ping. Well I 'd prefer something to be said/asked on the history of anarchism taken from the classical or current era. History of anarchism dating back to prehistoric times, it is an estimation shared by manys scholars, but not a hard fact. But it would be very difficult to find a fact because of the article being an abstract topic. So, may I suggest "... that French May was a turning point in the history of anarchism?" or "Proudhon was the first man in the history of anarchism to identify himself as an anarchist?" or "...the first time in the history of anarchism that the libertarian principles came closer to reality was during the Spanish Revolution of 36?" (I acknowledge that the latter is a little vague)Cinadon36 12:29, 10 January 2020 (UTC)
I like.
@Cinadon36, thoughts? (Each of these claims need to be directly cited within the article with an immediate citation.) czar 03:23, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
I like them both but I slightly prefer the forth option. Reason is that it makes sence to mention the classical era as that period gets the lions share compare to other parts of history of anarchism. I am ok with both alternatives though.Cinadon36 09:23, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
@Cinadon36, for ALT3's claim, the article cites Berry 2019, pp. 457–465. Do you have a more specific location for this specific claim? For ALT4's claim, the article cites Kinna & Prichard 2009, p. 270, and Yeoman 2019, p. 441, as the end of the Spanish Civil War being the decline of anarchist thought but do you have a source that asserts that it is also the end of the "classical era"? (The DYK hook's text needs to be directly supported within the article.) czar 15:43, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

Hi Czar. For ALT3, the author does not specifically claims that it was a turning point, at least he is not using the specific words. Have a look at pp=464-465 (I can email you the book if necessary) I am adding a quote: "In that sense, it can be argued that 1968, as well as being the last nail in the coffin of orthodox Communism, also effectively redefined politics, and that we can find in 1968 the roots of the ‘unofficial politics’ which characterises the various ‘anti-capitalist’ movements of the 1990s and 2000s" But all pages cited are important as they set the context.

As for ALT4: Yeoman 2019 p 441: "Few anarchist movements have come close to the size and longevity of that which existed in Spain. The Republic’s defeat in the Civil War marked the end of a period of seventy years where libertarian ideas were articulated in mass movements across Europe and the Americas, in which the years of 1936–1939 stand out as a moment of great hope for anarchists in Spain and around the world, as well as great regret at what could have been..."

Kinna & Prichard 2009: "The end of the Spanish civil war is usually taken as the marker of anarchism’s death" Oh it is page 271, not 270. I 'll fix it. Cinadon36 22:11, 20 January 2020 (UTC) PS-fixed [27]Cinadon36 09:13, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

Cool—let's just go with ALT4 then, if simpler. Modified as ALT5 below to match source. czar 11:49, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
  • ALT 5: ... that the 1939 defeat of Republican Spain marked the end of the history of anarchism's classical era? Yeoman 2019, p. 441; Kinna & Prichard 2009, p. 271.
    Symbol redirect vote 4.svg (Ready for a reviewer) czar 11:49, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 9

Elke Heidenreich

Elke Heidenreich in 2012
Elke Heidenreich in 2012
  • Reviewed: to come

5x expanded by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 21:56, 16 January 2020 (UTC).

Possession (Joywave album)

  • ... that Joywave's third album Possession incorporates samples of audio from the Voyager Golden Record into its songs? Source: — "Possession takes its cover art and some audio samples from the Voyager's Golden Record"
  • Reviewed: Road Rash (video game)
  • Comment: Would it be possible at all to have this DYK hook, if approved, appear during the album's release day (March 13)?

Converted from a redirect by Aria1561 (talk). Self-nominated at 03:02, 16 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article became a non-redirect on January 9, 2020 by Aria1561, therefore it classifies as new.
  • It has a "readable prose size" with 2696 characters (462 words).
  • Unlikely copyright violation with 25.9% of confidence.
  • Hook properly formatted, short enough, no neutrality problems.
  • The request to appear during the album's release day surpasses the six week maximum, so it needs a consensus at WT:DYK due to 'Special occasion hold requests' sub-section on DYK's reviewing guide that states, "The nomination should be made between at least one week prior to the occasion date, to allow time for reviews and promotions through the prep and queue sets, but not more than six weeks in advance [...] The timeline limitations, including the six week maximum, may be waived by consensus, if a request is made at WT:DYK, but requests are not always successful.." I already opened a thread there to gain a consensus from the community. If the request is unsuccessful, the DYK nomination will be approved. Regards, Paparazzzi (talk) 01:05, 17 January 2020 (UTC)
The discussion on whether or not to grant the special occasion request was archived without a proper consensus released, but given that a nominator is new to DYK, even if the guideline was more strictly implemented, I would not be opposed to an IAR exemption in this particular case. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 03:11, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

Bessie Van Vorst

Bessie Van Vorst as "Esther Kelly" wearing the costume of the pickle factory
Bessie Van Vorst as "Esther Kelly" wearing the costume of the pickle factory
  • ... that articles by Bessie Van Vorst (pictured), a pioneer investigative journalist who worked undercover in US factories in the early 1900s, inspired President Theodore Roosevelt to write her a supportive letter?
  • ALT1: ... that articles of Bessie Van Vorst (pictured), a pioneer investigative journalist, inspired President Theodore Roosevelt to write her a letter? Source: "[29]"
  • ALT2: ... that Bessie Van Vorst (pictured) went undercover in the early 1900s to secretly learn about the working conditions at the US factories?
  • ALT3: ... that pioneer undercover journalist Bessie Van Vorst (pictured) worked at several factories to investigate the working conditions.

Created by Less Unless (talk). Self-nominated at 00:11, 11 January 2020 (UTC).

Amanuensis Balkanicus, please take a look. Thank you. Less Unless (talk) 16:45, 12 January 2020 (UTC)

Symbol confirmed.svg Looks good to go. Amanuensis Balkanicus (talk) 17:46, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
  • The hook, at 209 characters, not counting (pictured), was over the maximum limit of 200. I changed "one of the pioneer investigative journalists" to "a pioneer investigative journalist", which brings it down to 199. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 01:25, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Mandarax, thank you for the correction. Less Unless (talk) 15:30, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but the hook is really too long. Hooks should be short, intriguing tidbits that will get readers to click on the article. This hook tells me everything I need to know. BTW are the long quotes in the article public-domain? Yoninah (talk) 00:58, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
Yoninah, thank you for pointing this out as it's my first nomination and I am grateful for your tips. I have changed the hook, please take a look. As for the quotes - they are direct quotes with source provided which is allowed by the policies. Less Unless (talk) 09:46, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
  • @Less Unless: thank you. Please note that I have restored the thread and renamed your new hook ALT1. We do this so prep builders can follow the discussion.
  • Direct quotes are of course fine, but not too many of them. I think you could paraphrase some of them.
  • Your new hook is rather weak. Especially for an image slot, the hook should be much more punchy. Is there another fact that you could pull from the article? I could suggest something tomorrow. Yoninah (talk) 12:43, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
  • @Less Unless: the image caption also has nothing to do with the hook. I think you could come up with a great hook that mentions her infiltrating the pickle factory. Yoninah (talk) 12:45, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
Yoninah, I've added 2 more hooks based on her factory work. I would very appreciate your help on that. Thank you.Less Unless (talk) 15:36, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 10

Wolfgang Rehm

Wolfgang Rehm in 2014
Wolfgang Rehm in 2014
  • Reviewed: to come

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 20:51, 17 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg It appears that the article was started on January 9, not the 10th. Perhaps I have missed something here that you can explain. Also the piano sonatas like in the hook goes to a List of solo piano compositions by Mozart. Where is that in the article? Are there references for it. Also I noticed that it is indicated that the QPQ is to come. Once these issues are cleared up, then I will continue with the review.--Doug Coldwell (talk) 20:18, 19 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Thank you for some patience and hopefully lenience. I was on vacation, missed that while I started 10 January, LouisAlain began a day earlier, and had barely time to word a hook. I'm back home but behind with several other things. Sorry. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:39, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Kid Krow

Conan Gray in 2019
Conan Gray in 2019
  • ... that the upcoming debut album Kid Krow by Conan Gray (pictured) is inspired by his difficult upbringing in Georgetown, Texas? Source: Conan Gray Says His Forthcoming Album Kid Krow Was Inspired by His 'Pretty Tough' Childhood (People) Conan Gray on Being the Pop Prince of Sad Internet Teens, Growing Up in Texas, and His Upcoming Debut Album (Teen Vogue)
  • Reviewed: Courtois Hills
  • Comment: The Teen Vogue source indicates that Gray specifically grew up in Georgetown, however I couldn't find a place to put it in the album's article. ALT2 is more interesting yet controversial because despite the fact that he found it difficult growing up mixed-race in Texas is present in many articles (Teen Vogue: "Being a mixed-race kid growing up in Texas definitely affected who I am as a person, [it] made me feel like I didn't really belong anywhere." Notion: "Growing up in the middle of Texas being mixed race made him feel isolated, for example, he was one of three Asian kids in his entire high school of 2000 students..."), we have yet to find out if that specific theme is present in the album.

Converted from a redirect by Gjh fan (talk) and HeyitsBen (talk). Nominated by HeyitsBen (talk) at 11:57, 14 January 2020 (UTC).

Life Is Good (song)

Converted from a redirect by Trillfendi (talk). Self-nominated at 20:44, 10 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Comment. Why is this written as if it's fact? I'm quite sure DYK nominations are not supposed to be presenting things as fact when they're not, or misleading readers simply to be "quirky" or "funny". Ss112 18:11, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Future and Drake did actually work at a McDonald’s for a day, which the source given clearly says. The first source also says right there in the headline “Future and Drake hold down odd jobs in Life Is Good video”, so once again no one is trying to tickle your funny bone. If you have an Alt to offer then do so. ⌚️ (talk) 20:44, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg I also wonder why you're piping the link and writing a hook about something other than the subject, which is the song? Yoninah (talk) 00:08, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 11

I Like to Watch

Created by Morgan695 (talk). Self-nominated at 23:54, 11 January 2020 (UTC).

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Red XN - No - I don't know what Gogglebox is, and "more glamour" is rather vapid. Perhaps note that it's hosted by drag queens, that's rather unusual?
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg Only checked the main hook, the alt hook is rather long and IMHO also not very interesting. Sandstein 12:35, 20 January 2020 (UTC)


Improved to Good Article status by Cognissonance (talk). Self-nominated at 19:38, 11 January 2020 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg Two comments, hopefully both relatively easy fixes. First, I'm struggling to find anything in ref 15 (Sonic Perspectives) that refers to the hook. Could you give specific help? Second, the use of quotation marks in the hook implies a direct quote, which isn't the case in the article—the article uses the wording "...when Solberg was immersed in a flow state". If there's a quote to use the colloquial phrase "in the zone" then that's great and we should add it, but if not the hook should be reworded to something like "... that the final song on the 2019 album Pitfalls was created while in a state of flow"? That said, I hope you can find a direct citation to use the phrase "in the zone". MIDI (talk) 13:04, 13 January 2020 (UTC)

@MIDI: He said he was in a flow, which refers to the same phenomenon. The quotation marks are only there because it's an informal term. Cognissonance (talk) 17:59, 13 January 2020 (UTC)

Where, specifically, is this in the reference please? I still can't find it. MIDI (talk) 20:33, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
@MIDI: From 14:43 to 15:58 in the interview. He also mentions this flow in ref. 7. Cognissonance (talk) 01:27, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! For clarity, the exact quote is "'s probably, except "Below", the song that I wrote fastest. Sometimes you just get in flow...". I have updated the review to reflect that this is now a verified citation. I've softened on my stance of using the quotation marks, but I'm not sure how remarkable being in the zone is in these circumstances. May I propose an alternative hook that builds on your original one? MIDI (talk) 10:25, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
ALT1: "... that the longest song on Pitfalls was one of the fastest to be written, as the composer was in a creative state of flow?"
@MIDI: I'm sorry, but that wouldn't hook me. It's too long and all over the place. I still think that the primary meat to this hook should be the flow state a.k.a. "the zone". The current hook is more succinct and direct. Cognissonance (talk) 11:37, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
I can't agree with your above points, simply because I don't believe there is anything particularly remarkable or hooky about a creative person being in such a mindset while producing or undertaking their art. I think I'll have to stand back from this review and let another editor take over, and for that I apologise. MIDI (talk) 12:18, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Would another editor please take over the review of this DYK nomination? MIDI (talk) 12:19, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

Hey, new reviewer. This is a timely GA nomination, QPQ present, no textual problems I can see. I have to agree with MIDI here, Cognissonance. ALT1 doesn't strike me as hooky, either. I'd like to suggest an ALT2: Raymie (tc) 05:20, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
ALT2: ... that the 2019 album Pitfalls was written during a depressive period in Leprous vocalist Einar Solberg's life, "no filters, no metaphors, just the truth"? Source
@Raymie: I'm not gonna let someone else write a hook for my nomination. Cognissonance (talk) 05:29, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
I won't poke the bear, but I will say that I have suggested hooks for nominations that have gone up to the Main Page: Cypress Creek Middle High School, The Beautiful World of Jeffree Star, Union Literary Institute, Girl on the Third Floor. Raymie (tc) 05:40, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment re: ALT1: The hook and cite match, but the article doesn't state that the album was one of Mike Portnoy's favourite albums of the year—rather, that he included it in a list of best albums. These are not necessarily interchangeable terms; to appreciate something's quality isn't the same as liking it. That said, it should be an easy fix to reword the article—I have not done this myself as there are multiple citations for one sentence and I haven't the time to ensure whatever I reword doesn't change the other citations. MIDI (talk) 21:05, 19 January 2020 (UTC)
  • The hook doesn't have to be identical to what's in the article. Cognissonance (talk) 10:31, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
  • No, but as I've said, the wording in the article may imply a different meaning to the wording of the source. You've brought this DYK nomination for review and seem to not be happy with any feedback from editors. Please consider that others are able to review the hook and article objectively, and that they are more likely to want to help if met with a constructive attitude. MIDI (talk) 10:40, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
  • It's not feedback to push hooks on another editor's nomination, especially when every one of mine is rejected, which makes me think you just want your own work to be passed. If I were open to that I wouldn't have nominated it in the first place. Cognissonance (talk) 11:29, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It, Gai Mizuki, Takeshi Matsu

Created by Morgan695 (talk). Self-nominated at 04:13, 11 January 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on January 13

Shortarse feelerfish

Created by Chris.sherlock (talk). Self-nominated at 20:53, 20 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg DYK nominations need to be 1,500 characters minimum, this one is only 405. Also, I'm sure there's a funnier hook to be made out of the title. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 21:09, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
Symbol possible vote.svg @Chris.sherlock: Unfortunately, as the article is currently way below the character requirement, it is currently not eligible for DYK. If it can be expanded to such a size in a reasonable timeframe, then that would be great, but otherwise, the nomination may have to be closed if the article isn't expanded soon. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:41, 29 January 2020 (UTC)

Ana Lucrecia Taglioretti

  • ... that Paraguayan violinist Ana Lucrecia Taglioretti was invited by Carlos Vives to play on stage with him after she tried to sneak into his concert without a ticket? Source: "La joven ni siquiera sabía si podría entrar al concierto (no tenía entrada), y como fue reconocida por uno de los integrantes de la productora G5, no solo pudo ingresar al predio, sino que logró entrar al camerino, conocer a Vives, y luego, tocar con él La Tierra del olvido en lo que fue el momento más emotivo del concierto. “Al verme portar el violín, me invitó a tocar con él antes de que yo se lo pidiera. Hoy creo que todo es posible”, señala emocionada." [32]
  • Reviewed: Semisimple representation
  • Comment: May nom as ITN/RD, but the hook is so interesting I think we'd rather DYK this article :)

Created by Jamez42 (talk) and Kingsif (talk). Nominated by Kingsif (talk) at 22:46, 13 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg Article meets conditions for DYK. Jamez42 (talk) 22:53, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Thanks Jamez, but you can't review an article you've made, I don't think :) Kingsif (talk) 23:01, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Ah, I think you're right, I forgot about that, thank you. For some reason I thought that when the nomination was done by another editor or it has been expanded since its creation it was alright to show this support, but I'll strike the comment just in case. Jamez42 (talk) 15:17, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
  • @BlueMoonset: This just went up at ITN/RD after Jamez nominated it, is it still eligible? Kingsif (talk) 00:51, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Kingsif, I'm happy to say it is still eligible. The Recent Deaths section does not count for the purposes of DYK; only bold links in the main ITN blurb listings counts. (Similarly, the born/died links at the bottom of OTD don't count for DYK, just the main OTD blurb bold links do.) BlueMoonset (talk) 01:18, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 14

Eliodoro Bianchi

Portrait of Bianchi by Luigi Rados, c. 1820
Portrait of Bianchi by Luigi Rados, c. 1820
  • ... that the tenor and voice teacher Eliodoro Bianchi (depicted) performed in many world premieres of operas, with two roles written expressly for his voice by Rossini? Source: [33] and others
  • Reviewed: to come

Created by Voceditenore (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 16:55, 21 January 2020 (UTC).

A little snappier. The hook shouldn't pack in so much information that the reader doesn't even want to click on the article :). The reference [34] is directly after the sentence in the lead on which this hook is based. Voceditenore (talk) 19:01, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
I almost knew that you would come up with a better hook, only I thought that Rossini alone would be "hookier" than mentioning operas which the readers may never have heard of. Also, if we want clicks to the singer, we should have him upfront, or will get clicks on Rossini. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:59, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
On the side: would you add an infobox to Ciro in Babilonia? I am afraid. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:02, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

Callaghan MacCarty, 3rd Earl of Clancarty

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

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

  • Review in progress. ミラP 17:58, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Although this was converted into a redirect the day before nom, has 3673 b of prose, and there are hooks interesting, the hooks barely fail WP:POSA and, most importantly, article has sourcing gaps and I'm not sure if the timeline is encyclopedic. Can somebody help CaptainEek and Johannes Schade fix them? ミラP 18:04, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Zhu Yuli

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 05:10, 15 January 2020 (UTC).

Action at Sihayo's Kraal

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 23:01, 14 January 2020 (UTC).

Rune Naito

  • ... that artist and illustrator Rune Naito is credited with pioneering the culture and aesthetic of kawaii? Source: Asahi Shimbun
    • ALT1:... that artist and illustrator Rune Naito, credited with pioneering the culture and aesthetic of kawaii, also contributed erotic illustrations to Japanese gay men's magazines? Source: Asahi Shimbun
  • Reviewed: Leslie Schwartz
  • Comment: Many other potential hooks if these aren't adequate; Naito is a fascinating figure who is largely a complete unknown in the west.

Created by Morgan695 (talk). Self-nominated at 20:40, 14 January 2020 (UTC).

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Red XN - The hook and the article say that he contributed to multiple gay magazines, but the source mentions only one (Barazoku).
  • Interesting: Green tickY
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg I'll suggest going with ALT1 once the minor issue is solved. Bharatiya29 22:45, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 15

Brewer (John Updike)

  • ... that Brewer, the fictional Pennsylvania city in John Updike's Rabbit novels, reflects change in America over four decades?
    • ALT1:... that Brewer, the fictional Pennsylvania city in John Updike's Rabbit novels, symbolizes a typical middle-class American town, as well as American capitalism and commercial materialism?
  • Reviewed: Carnegie Building (Atlanta)
  • Comment: PLEASE NOTE that this article is currently nominated for deletion; the 5x expansion is the result of edits and additions I made to the article in response to that AFD. So obviously, this DYK cannot be approved until after that AFD discussion is resolved, but I wanted to nominate it now to ensure that I don't miss the deadline. If the AFD results in the article's deletion, I'll obviously withdraw this DYK nomination. If it does not and the article is kept, then I believe the DYK can advance at that time...

5x expanded by Hunter Kahn (talk). Self-nominated at 18:52, 15 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg As described above, nomination on hold till the outcome of the AFD. Cowlibob (talk) 11:42, 17 January 2020 (UTC)
    • FYI Cowlibob, the AFD was closed with a keep result. — Hunter Kahn 17:30, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Thanks. DYK ready for review. Cowlibob (talk) 18:06, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg I've tweaked the wording of both ALT0 and ALT1, but all in all I think ALT0 is a more concise and compelling idea. I got "four decades" from the time span 1959–1999 as stated in the article. I'd be happy to approve it, I'd just like some more feedback from the nominator. "Four decades" is more concise than "from 1959 to the 1980s and beyond" while still giving a sense of the sweep of time. On the other hand, "four decades" is somewhat ambiguous—it could be a span of "40 years", but it could mean "decades" in the cultural sense, which would mean five decades are marked within the span between 1959 and 1999 (count 'em: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s). —BLZ · talk 08:30, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

Danzen! Futari wa Pretty Cure

Created by Miraclepine (talk). Self-nominated at 17:54, 16 January 2020 (UTC).

Jean Delumeau

5x expanded by Miraclepine (talk). Self-nominated at 03:22, 20 January 2020 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Interesting life, on good sources, French sources acceped AGF. There are a few things that I'd like to see changed in the article. I might approve without, but let's see what we can do:
  • red links - nothing wrong with them, but if a person has an article in another Wikipedia we have a better option called interlanguage link. I made one for you, Philippe Wolff [fr], - would you please do the same for others? If a person has no article in French or elsewhere, perhaps no link?
  • French names - names of institutions, French or not, don't need italics.
  • emeritus professor - that IS a former professor, so makes no sense to say in a sentence about him still being professor.
  • terms translated from French - "obtained his early education" sounds translated to me, and to what age would "early" go, and what then?
  • be specific - "several universities in North America, Europe and Asia" (is true for many academics and) is awfully general, could you name one example for each continent?
  • How do you feel about an infobox?
The hook: i believe we can safely assume that whoever doesn't know that Macron is President will not profit from reaing this article, and that we atrract to him, not say there were others. How do you find these:
ALT2: ... that during the 2017 French presidential election, historian Jean Delumeau supported Emmanuel Macron?
ALT3: ... that during his presidential campaign, Emmanuel Macron's commitment to higher education and research earned him the support of historian Jean Delumeau?
You can play with them, - better to have the subject at the beginning, or the election will receive the clicks from our audience ;) - You can use the free room for saying something about his field or his awards - haven't seen a bio yet where the awards section was longer than the career section.
Thank you for the article! I have a similar one open, DYK? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:44, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 16

Oscar C. Pfaus

Oscar Pfaus
Oscar Pfaus

Created by Philafrenzy (talk). Self-nominated at 11:48, 21 January 2020 (UTC).

Heejung Kim

Moved to mainspace by QuakerSquirrel (talk). Self-nominated at 17:24, 19 January 2020 (UTC).

Sunrise, Inverness Copse

Sunrise, Inverness Copse
Sunrise, Inverness Copse
  • Reviewed: V. S. Lelchuk
  • Comment: As this was featured recently at POTD, I would understand if the picture was not used for the DYK, but I've included it here in case approvers want to use it. I asked whether running a previous POTD was permitted under DYK rules, and was told here that it was not against the rules.

Created by Amakuru (talk). Self-nominated at 20:26, 16 January 2020 (UTC).

  • start review. Zeete (talk) 12:42, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
  • New, long enough (per DYK check, 2335, but copied about 600 from Template:POTD/2020-01-16, net result about 1750), cited, neutral, Earwig reports violation unlikely 9.9%, QPQ done
  • hook neutral, but could not read page 30 in first reference, and page 417 in second reference states "he made fifty drawings of 'muddy places on the Front' ..."
Symbol question.svg @Amakuru: Hook could be more interesting, consider adding artist and war info, location, desolation. Article and hook does not exactly match page 417 reference. Thanks, Zeete (talk) 13:14, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 17

Cheung Chung-kiu

2-8a Rutland Gate, London
2-8a Rutland Gate, London
  • ... that Cheung Chung-kiu is buying 2–8a Rutland Gate, London (pictured) for over £200 million, easily the most expensive house sold in the UK? Source: "A Chinese property tycoon has agreed to buy a 45-room mansion overlooking Hyde Park in London for more than £200m, making it by far the most expensive house to be sold in the UK. Cheung Chung-kiu..." ([37])
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)
  • Reviewed: not yet done

Created by Edwardx (talk). Self-nominated at 23:38, 24 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new enough, not very detailed but long enough for DYK, neutral, and fully referenced. Hook is interesting and supported by cited source. Image is freely licensed. No copyvio found. Awaiting QPQ. -Zanhe (talk) 09:19, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

Carolina Crespi

Carolina Crespi, painting
Carolina Crespi, painting
  • Reviewed: to come

Created by Voceditenore (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 23:14, 24 January 2020 (UTC).

Siege of Hull (1642)

Charles I demanding entrance to Hull
Charles I demanding entrance to Hull
  • Comment: QPQ pending

5x expanded by Harrias (talk). Self-nominated at 12:20, 23 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Earwig's tool shows no likely copyvios. Expansion good enough. Both hooks cited to offline sources that are accepted in good faith. Needs a QPQ, otherwise looks good. Ealdgyth - Talk 17:19, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

A1206 road (Great Britain)

A1206 Blue Bridge
A1206 Blue Bridge
  • ... that the A1206 bridge over the West India Docks (pictured) is the sixth to be built? Source: "The alignment then runs in close proximity to the Blue Bridge carrying Prestons Road over the entrance lock ... the sixth bridge to be built on the site" (Jubilee Line Extension: From Concept to Completion, Bob Mitchell, Thomas Telford 2003 p.83)

5x expanded by Ritchie333 (talk). Self-nominated at 15:09, 18 January 2020 (UTC).

Not quite. It should be ALT0b: ... that the A1206 bridge (pictured) is the sixth to be built over the West India Docks entrance? Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 10:27, 19 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg ALT0b ready for full review. Yoninah (talk) 01:18, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

The Way of the Househusband

Created by Morgan695 (talk). Self-nominated at 19:28, 17 January 2020 (UTC).

Kaanum Pongal

  • ... that Kaanum Pongal is the fourth and last day of the Hindu festival Pongal? 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 Kaanum Pongal is often acknowledged as Thiruvalluvar Day in remembrance of the Tamil philosopher? 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 Abishe (talk). Self-nominated at 03:38, 17 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Date, size, refs, neutrality, hook, copyvio check, all GTG. Would be nice to have better refs but I know this type of folklore can have almost nothing written about it in English. Waiting to hear confirmation that QPQ review is not needed.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 17:57, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Actually I am not able to add more reliable English-language references to the article as I can find sources mostly in native language. Abishe (talk) 10:25, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 18

List of members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 07:31, 25 January 2020 (UTC).

Mixed martial arts in New York

Created by Loksmythe (talk). Self-nominated at 03:29, 25 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Date and length fine. However I do have concerns that the article appears incomplete @Loksmythe:, specifically the lead should be enlarged with sourcing. Also there needs to be an inline source to the sentence that says NY was the last state to legalise it. Ping me once that's done and I'll finish the review. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 08:30, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

List of endangered and threatened animals and plants of Illinois

Created by NessieVL (talk). Self-nominated at 05:27, 19 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg - I don't like the first one, as it's very wordy. The second seems suitibly hooky to me. QPQ done, long enough, no copyvio found. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 17:16, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

Sanjay Gupta (business executive)

  • ... that Sanjay Gupta, the country manager of Google India, studied mechanical engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering? Source: "Gupta pursued Bachelor of Engineering in mechanical engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering (now known as Delhi Technological University)" [41]

Created by Bharatiya29 (talk). Self-nominated at 20:19, 18 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg The currently proposed hook is not interesting to non-Indians, so I would suggest proposing other hooks. How about, for example, mentioning about his work in cricket television prior to working with Google? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:55, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
  • ALT1: ... that Sanjay Gupta has been credited for expanding Star India's sports business by launching Pro Kabaddi League and Indian Super League? Source: "He has been credited for the making Star's content available digitally through Hotstar, and for expanding its sports business by acquiring prime cricketing properties and launching Pro Kabaddi League and Indian Super League." [42] Bharatiya29 14:32, 29 January 2020 (UTC)

Brendan Kavanagh

Dr K with his trademark hoodie and dark glasses
Dr K with his trademark hoodie and dark glasses

Created by Crum375 (talk). Self-nominated at 10:13, 18 January 2020 (UTC).

Past Cure

Created by CAPTAIN MEDUSA (talk). Self-nominated at 13:46, 18 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg A more eye-catching or interesting hook is needed here as the current one is rather bland and dry. Maybe something else can be said about the game's production, or exactly how the game was inspired by Silent Hill and MGS? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 03:41, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
... that the 2018 indie video game Past Cure was developed by a team of eight people? ~~ CAPTAIN MEDUSAtalk 09:24, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
I don't know, that's not really unusual in the video game industry either. In indie game development it's even common for games to be made by one person or teams of two or three. Eight people can already be big in such cases. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:35, 29 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 19

Articles created/expanded on January 20

Anoosh Masood Chaudhry

Created/expanded by SheriffIsInTown (talk). Self-nominated at 20:23, 25 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Welcome to DYK, SheriffIsInTown! I see this is your first contribution to DYK. Let me go over some things first:
  • About the hook, the article title should always be bolded. Additionally, we tend to omit titles like "Dr." in writing DYK hooks.
  • The article is new enough and long enough (1,794 prose characters).
  • You do not need to review another article because you have fewer than 5 DYK credits.
  • The hook (both are the same thing in slightly different phrasing) is cited, but it's rather dry, and honestly for readers who are not familiar with the topic, boring. Additionally, we tend to dissuade "first-ever" types of hooks. The "gold medal in medicine" could work, but again, this is not my area of the world, so I have to ask, what is a gold medal in medicine in the Pakistani context so I can evaluate if it is interesting enough for a hook?
In short, the article itself meets requirements, but I have questions about the quality of the hook. Raymie (tc) 03:41, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
  • @Raymie: Thanks for explicating. I understand the concern regarding the lackluster of the hook but in a country where women are widely regarded as marginalized, in my view it's quite a great deal for being a woman and being a first in something, whatever it can be. I am not sure about the value of being a gold medalist in medicine in Pakistan. I will have to do some more research on that but I think regardless of the lackluster of the hook, it would be valuable to publish that fact and achievement of the lady at DYK. Let me know if you have a better hook in mind to illustrate the same fact. Sheriff | ☎ 911 | 04:38, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
  • @SheriffIsInTown: I'm doing some research on the medal thing and it seems to be some sort of university honor, which is conferred by the school (and maybe not relevant as a hook fact). I did turn up this, which has more information on her university experience and says she attended Fatima Jinnah Medical College, but I can't pass judgment on the source and I am completely clueless as to what "PSP" this is referring to. Perhaps this would be a reasonable ALT3 once info about her MBBS is added: Raymie (tc) 08:02, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
ALT3: ... that Anoosh Masood Chaudhry received her medical degree before entering law enforcement and becoming an assistant superintendent of police?
  • @Raymie: I added the source regarding her MBBS into the article and added ALT3 and ALT4. Please take a gander! Sheriff | ☎ 911 | 04:44, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Viviana Gradinaru

Created by Jesswade88 (talk). Nominated by Achaea (talk) at 19:23, 24 January 2020 (UTC).

WTVI (Fort Pierce, Florida)

  • Reviewed: Bonanza City, New Mexico
  • Comment: The article title may change to WTVI (Florida) as I have an RM on it (it was moved right after I created it and I believe more concise disambiguation is preferable).

Created by Raymie (talk). Self-nominated at 16:42, 21 January 2020 (UTC).

Kapoli Kamakau

Kapoli Kamakau
Kapoli Kamakau
  • ... that Kapoli Kamakau (pictured) taught leprosy patients how to sing and play the organ?
    • ALT1:... that Kapoli Kamakau (pictured) who composed music with a queen and princess later contracted leprosy and died in exile?

Created by KAVEBEAR (talk). Self-nominated at 20:21, 20 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Start review. Zeete (talk) 12:06, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
  • New, long enough per DYK check, 2,593; cited; neutral; Earwig reports violation unlikely; referenced; QPQ done
  • Symbol question.svg Hook questions: what is an accessible reference for this? (Law requires a login), also the article has "possibly" taught
ALT1 questions: what is the best reference for this? should this be "future" queen?
  • Thanks, Zeete (talk) 12:44, 24 January 2020 (UTC)

2001 International Formula 3000 Championship

5x expanded by MWright96 (talk). Self-nominated at 18:53, 20 January 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on January 21

List of Big Bash League captains

Created by Bharatiya29 (talk). Self-nominated at 21:35, 26 January 2020 (UTC).

Blue pitta

  • ... that the blue pitta is a shy, secretive bird, but will respond to a recording of its call?

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 10:07, 26 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article seems fine to me. No copyvio, close paraphrasing etc. DYK check doesn't state it's a 5x expansion though. The maths add up to it being a 5x expansion however (2728> 512*5). Might need a second opinion. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 18:04, 28 January 2020 (UTC)


Created by Raymie (talk). Self-nominated at 18:31, 22 January 2020 (UTC).

Omar Lorméndez Pitalúa

  • ... that Omar Lorméndez Pitalúa married his kidnapping victim? Source: "'Levantón' que terminó en matrimonio ... el levantón de Angelica Lagunas Jarmailo y su hija, Ana Bertha Gonzalez Lagunas, termino en romance con dos de sus secuestradores, Arturo Guzman Decena, El Zeta 1, y Omar Lormendez, El Pitalua ... hubo una estrecha relacion entre El Pitalua con Angelica, al grade de que en 2002 contrajeron matrimonio." / English: Kidnapping that ended in marriage ... the abduction of Angelica Lagunas Jarmailo and her daughter, Ana Bertha Gonzalez Lagunas, ended in romance with two of her kidnappers, Arturo Guzman Decena, El Zeta 1, and Omar Lormendez, El Pitalua .. There was a close relationship between [Omar Lormendez] and Angelica, to the extent that in 2002 they married. (El Universal)
    • ALT1:... that all U.S.-based assets of Omar Lorméndez Pitalúa are frozen? Source: "U.S. persons are prohibited from conducting financial or commercial transactions with the designees and any assets that the designated individuals may have under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen. " (USDOT)
    • ALT2:... that U.S. citizens are prohibited from engaging in business activities with Omar Lorméndez Pitalúa? Source: "U.S. persons are prohibited from conducting financial or commercial transactions with the designees and any assets that the designated individuals may have under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen. " (USDOT)
  • Reviewed: Pending
  • Comment: Original hook is my favorite, but I'm not too sure if it borderlines a BLP violation. Let me make my case for why it could be acceptable: the testimony came from a protected witness (an admitted cartel member who knew the couple and has assisted in trials) and from his wife (serving a 20-year conviction for drug trafficking). She admitted to the kidnapping and working for the cartel before and after their marriage. There are several sources mentioning the kidnapping case and their eventual marriage, all cited in the section "Kidnapping and marriage".

Moved to mainspace by MX (talk). Self-nominated at 16:25, 22 January 2020 (UTC).

William Rose (illustrator)

Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane
  • ... that although William Rose illustrated several dozen film posters for RKO Pictures, only a fraction—including an alternate Citizen Kane poster (pictured)—have been attributed to him by name? Sources: Rebello & Allen 1988, p. 327; Mendez 2003, p. 79 (those both link to the refs in the article itself. The former is an offline print book by two film historians, which I own, while the latter is an online PDF magazine article referring to the print book.)
    • ALT1:... that illustrator William Rose's alternate poster for Citizen Kane (pictured) was intended to market the film as an accessible romance? Sources: Rebello & Allen 1988, pp. 202–203; Halperin & Cantu 2009, pp. 78–79 (the first source here is the aforementioned book, the second is an online PDF magazine article by two professional auctioneers. They say virtually the same thing.)

Created by Brandt Luke Zorn (talk). Self-nominated at 09:38, 22 January 2020 (UTC).

The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith

  • Reviewed: This is my first nomination.
  • Comment: This page existed originally with a redirect to the first film, The Other Side of Heaven. I removed the redirect and wrote the page.

Created by Cstickel(byu) (talk). Self-nominated at 21:48, 21 January 2020 (UTC).

Current nominations

Articles created/expanded on January 22

Actinopyga capillata

  • ... that the hairy sea cucumber has been sighted in the western Indian Ocean and in the Philippines, but not in the area in between?

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 07:38, 28 January 2020 (UTC).

Sitka Sedge State Natural Area

  • ... that Sitka Sedge State Natural Area, a pristine estuary in Oregon, was almost a golf course? Source: "...this is one of the most pristine estuaries in Oregon...When the Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission approved the purchase for $1.8 million in June, it was the culmination of a decades-long process by members of the Tierra Del Mar community to conserve an area that almost became a golf course multiple times."
    • ALT1:... that for decades, Tierra Del Mar residents successfully opposed golf course development on a pristine estuary that became Oregon's Sitka Sedge State Natural Area? Source: "...this is one of the most pristine estuaries in Oregon... When the Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission approved the purchase for $1.8 million in June, it was the culmination of a decades-long process by members of the Tierra Del Mar community to conserve an area that almost became a golf course multiple times."
  • Reviewed: Place cell
  • Comment: moved draft to article space 22 January 2020

Created by Grand'mere Eugene (talk). Self-nominated at 20:01, 25 January 2020 (UTC).

Sakharam Ganesh Pandit

Pandit circa 1910, before his career as a lawyer
Pandit circa 1910, before his career as a lawyer
  • Comment: I'm open to any suggested alternative hooks! I don't think I need a QPQ - still less than 5 DYKs.

Created by Ganesha811 (talk). Self-nominated at 17:04, 23 January 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on January 23

Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market

Created by Optakeover (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Whispyhistory (talk) at 20:36, 27 January 2020 (UTC).


  • ... that WCAE, the first educational television station in Indiana, received more support from viewers across the state line in Illinois than from within its own state? Source, Source
    • ALT1:... that a 1978 schism between the WCAE station advisory board and the Lake Central School Corporation created the group that later bought the television station when it folded? Source: 1, 2

Created by Raymie (talk). Self-nominated at 04:00, 26 January 2020 (UTC).

Fang Zengxian

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 23:57, 25 January 2020 (UTC).

The Prince and the Dressmaker

  • ... that Jen Wang wrote The Prince and the Dressmaker in part because she wanted to tell the story of a superhero who could create clothes that transformed those who wore them? Source: "I'd been wanting for a while to do a story about a character whose superpower is making clothes that transform the wearer." (Forbes)
  • Reviewed: TBD

Moved to mainspace by Bobamnertiopsis (talk). Self-nominated at 20:31, 25 January 2020 (UTC).

Maria, Königin des Friedens

Neviges pilgrimage church
Neviges pilgrimage church
  • Reviewed: Cueros de Purulla
  • Comment: Today is the architect's 100th birthday, and he's alive! I should have noticed a bit sooner.

5x expanded by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 21:56, 23 January 2020 (UTC).

2002 World Matchplay (darts)

5x expanded by MWright96 (talk). Self-nominated at 19:51, 23 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Should United Kingdom be linked in the hook? --kingboyk (talk) 20:06, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
    • @Kingboyk: Not necessarily per MOS:OVERLINK MWright96 (talk) 09:05, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
      • @MWright96: Maybe; but this wasn't the first live broadcast nine darter in the world so far as I know, only in the UK, so the UK is arguably a vital component of the hook (which would make it "particularly relevant to the context in the article" per the style guide). I'll leave the question hanging: I have no strong view either way :). --kingboyk (talk) 09:10, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 24

Cymmer Colliery explosion

Created by RLO1729 (talk). Self-nominated at 03:47, 28 January 2020 (UTC).


Moved to mainspace by Hunter Kahn (talk). Self-nominated at 18:49, 25 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Please correct grammar; would also be good to give the number of years: "... would ?? years later ..." RLO1729 (talk)
    • RLO1729 Sorry about the typo. I fixed that and added the exact number of years between the film and show. I changed it to "released 42 years later" rather than saying he was "cast in the part X years later" because he was likely cast in 2017 or 2018 before the show's release. Let me know if you think the new wording is acceptable. — Hunter Kahn 14:37, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
    • The repetition of the word "later" seems to jar a little. I also wonder about the use of the word "would" in the hook. The full sentence is currently asking "Did you know he would be cast ..." (i.e. before it happened) when I think you really mean "Did you know he was cast ...". What about something like
... that Nick Nolte, who once auditioned for the part of Han Solo, was cast as Kuiil in the Star Wars show The Mandalorian over 40 years later?
Or consider turning it around as
... that Nick Nolte, who currently plays Kuiil in the Star Wars show The Mandalorian, auditioned for the part of Han Solo over 40 years earlier? (or use the exact number of years in this case)
RLO1729 (talk) 21:36, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
  • RLO1729 I'd be fine with either of your revised versions, though I personally prefer the first one slightly... — Hunter Kahn 21:48, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Re-reading both, most fans would of course know Nolte was cast as Kuiil, so the second version probably has more element of surprise. RLO1729 (talk) 22:01, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
    • I'm fine with that. — Hunter Kahn 22:07, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Also check that the revised version can be seen clearly in the original article (including years between events) and can be verified by a reputable source. RLO1729 (talk) 22:11, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Also "currently plays" should probably be changed to "voiced". RLO1729 (talk) 23:05, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
  • I've now explored the hook-related source provided in the article (from, quoting The latter says Nolte was "seriously considered for" rather than "auditioned for" so I'd suggest that the article be revised to reflect this more clearly and that the hook then read:
... that Nick Nolte, who voices Kuiil in the Star Wars show The Mandalorian, was seriously considered for the role of Han Solo over 40 years earlier?
Both the article and the hook should then include this source. RLO1729 (talk) 00:09, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
  • That source was already in the article, but I've added a citation tag to the specific sentence now. Is that what you meant? — Hunter Kahn 00:34, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Yes, perfect. Suggest you update the hook here if you're happy with the latest version and add the mtv source here too. RLO1729 (talk) 00:50, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Sorry, the article still needs to say "was seriously considered for" instead of "had previously auditioned for". RLO1729 (talk) 00:57, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
    • I've changed that wording in the article itself, and changed the hook above to your suggested wording. I'm not sure what you mean by "add the mtv source here too" though. You mean a citation tag in the hook/DYK itself? I thought now that the fact is cited in the article itself that we are covered? — Hunter Kahn 02:41, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
  • The hook parameter of Template:NewDYKnomination recommends including a source. It's a good idea, especially if the nomination also appears on the article talk page. Also see other nominations on the current page. I've added it in. Good to go I think! RLO1729 (talk) 03:56, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
  • My review conclusion for the first hook would be DYK Ready but someone else should confirm as I have been involved in the final form of the hook. For the other aspects of the review, I found: Article length and age are fine, no copyvio or plagiarism concerns, reliable sources are used, hook is cited, hook is reasonably interesting, QPQ good. Hope this helps. RLO1729 (talk) 04:51, 29 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 25

Flag of Spokane, Washington

Flag of Spokane
Flag of Spokane
  • Reviewed: TBD

Moved to mainspace by SounderBruce (talk). Self-nominated at 01:59, 28 January 2020 (UTC).

  • The first hook wows me more - I'd certainly want to click through to find out more about the flag being taken to Everest.
I wonder about the linking. The article is actually titled Flag of Spokane, Washington, and Spokane, Washington is linked in the very first sentence of the article, so is it overlinking to have the hook link to both articles?
Something like ... that the city flag of Spokane, Washington, was taken to the summit of Mount Everest in 1981? would remove one link, but looks a bit clumsy, so: I'm not sure.
Is "Washington" necessary (is there more than one Spokane?) - ... that the city flag of Spokane was taken to the summit of Mount Everest in 1981? is really short and sweet... but is it acceptable in terms of style and being unambiguous? --kingboyk (talk) 10:54, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
I have shortened the links as suggested. SounderBruce 07:32, 29 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 26

Republic of Philippines v. Pimentel

Created by Psiĥedelisto (talk). Self-nominated at 02:17, 27 January 2020 (UTC).

  • This Indian litigation started in 1878 and was ongoing in 2013; the slow pace of litigation in India is very well known around the world so I'm not convinced people will be excited by the "twenty years" in the hooks. Is there a more human angle to the story? --kingboyk (talk) 08:55, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
  • (1) The Philippines is not India. (2) This case has primarily taken so long in American courts. (3) The distribution of funds to elderly victims of martial law in the Philippines is not human? Psiĥedelisto (talk) 09:14, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
  • I'll be frank, since you asked, but this is just my opinion, I may well be in a minority of one, and I mean no offence:
(1) Am aware, have visited both countries.
(2) Wikipedia is global. Your hooks are fixated on "20 years of litigation" and I'm saying that does not give them (to me) any "wow" factor. Hooks should be "short, punchy, catchy, and likely to draw the readers in to wanting to read the article". These hooks don't draw me in.
(3) I've no idea about the human story from reading your article. The article only uses the word "human" 4 times and "victim" 4 times, and that's including the footnotes. It tells me nothing about the plight of the victims at all, nor what the crimes were (that word is used once; "elderly" does not appear at all). You have a Background section, why not put a few details about the crimes and the victims in there? Also, was there no reaction to the payout from victim groups? As it stands, the article is a good but dry report of a legal case; I don't see it fascinating the average reader. The fascinating "human angle" material is in the linked article People Power Revolution, which is not new. --kingboyk (talk) 10:36, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
I added a link to Human rights abuses of the Marcos dictatorship to the hook without it. The article I wrote is about the litigation. Could any litigation interest you? I think the litigation is very interesting and shows that even American courts can be very slow, and it's also interesting that a SCOTUS decision didn't settle the matter, which most people think always happens. Psiĥedelisto (talk) 13:48, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

Eliza Ashton

  • ... that following a speech on the subject of marriage to the Womanhood Suffrage League of New South Wales in November 1891, Eliza Ashton was accused of promoting free love and prostitution? Source: "Passions of the first wave feminists pp. 24-25 "from the thoroughly indecent spectre of 'free love' and 'concubinage' - Lady Jersey's terms - that Ashton's proposal was held to have invoked." Also, National Advocate, 16 November 1891 "Mrs Ashton is not posssssed of any great intellect or foresight, since the abolition of marriage would mean the establishment of freelove, and through that, the universality of prostitution."
    • ALT1:... that in November 1891, journalist and suffragist Eliza Ashton was banned from visiting Government House in Sydney after proposing controversial changes to marriage laws? Source: A woman of the future? p.84"Lady Jersey also wrote to Mrs Ashton herself, explaining that she could no longer receive her at Government House. Until that time, Mrs Ashton had been received as the ‘social correspondent’ for the Daily Telegraph."

Moved to mainspace by From Hill To Shore (talk). Self-nominated at 19:05, 26 January 2020 (UTC).

Advisory Board Crystals

  • Comment: Multiple sources for each hook in the article.

Created by The Flying Spaghetti Monster (talk). Self-nominated at 18:38, 26 January 2020 (UTC).

  • I should also note that this collaboration has long ago sold out, in case anyone was worried about DYK:NOT and promotion. The Flying Spaghetti Monster! 16:56, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

Julio and Marisol

Created by RoySmith (talk). Self-nominated at 05:57, 26 January 2020 (UTC).

Policy compliance:

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg I think the hook would work well as an April Fool's hook as well. epicgenius (talk) 00:02, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

  • Regarding the copyvio detector fail, see T243736. It might be a while. -- RoySmith (talk) 02:17, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

Residential red zone

Created by Riverhugger (talk). Self-nominated at 00:30, 27 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Was very pleased when this article turned up the other day; I had intended to write it for years. It's such a high-quality article that I issued a Barnstar for this work. It's new, plenty long enough. Well referenced. No QPQ needed. Hook facts are referenced. Two one-sentence paragraphs were uncited; one I fixed myself and the other one needs the nominator's attention. The map in the lead, produced by the nominator, has an irritating spelling mistake. Earwig's Copyvio Detector isn't working but I'm familiar with many of the sources and couldn't spot anything of concern (could somebody please ping me when Earwig's tool is working again?). The hook could be made more interesting and I suggest ALT2 for consideration. Schwede66 19:10, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
  • I fixed the citation needed issue (also fixed a place where I had MEANT to put a citation, but forgot). As for the spelling error - it's "kilometers", isn't it? Should be "kilometres"? I tried to fix that by uploading a new version on Wikimedia, but it tells me it's an exact copy of the existing, even though I also included a caption for the Port Hills in the new version. How can I correct this?Riverhugger (talk) 21:08, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
  • I have another suggestion. Your ALT2 is good, but people outside the British Commonwealth (such as the USA where I live) don't necessarily know that "Crown" refers to the government. What if you say "government" instead? Riverhugger (talk) 21:50, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 27

Die Wolke

Gudrun Pausewang (left) with Katarina Barley in 2017 [at the ceremony Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis ]
Gudrun Pausewang (left) with Katarina Barley in 2017 [at the ceremony Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis ]
  • ... that Die Wolke, a novel for young adults written by Gudrun Pausewang (pictured) after the Chernobyl disaster, was translated as Fall-Out? Source: several
    • ALT1:... that Die Wolke, a novel for young adults by Gudrun Pausewang (pictured), deals with a teenage girl having to cope without parental help with a fictional accident in a German nuclear power plant? Source: several
  • Reviewed: Who Goes Nazi?
  • Comment: Many other hooks possible: film, awards, required school literature ... - David, could you perhaps crop the image to just her face?

5x expanded by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 17:17, 28 January 2020 (UTC).

Mount Rittmann

  • Comment: Perhaps a hook that also includes the 1254 eruption might be desirable.

5x expanded by Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk). Self-nominated at 10:48, 28 January 2020 (UTC).

Queens Plaza Park

  • ... that the 67-story Queens Plaza Park, slated to become one of the tallest buildings in Queens, includes the borough's first skyscraper, a 14-story clock tower? Source: LIC Post, NYCLPC p. 1. See also NY Times
    • ALT1:... that the 67-story Queens Plaza Park, planned to be one of the tallest buildings in Queens, includes a 14-story clock tower, the first skyscraper in Queens? Source: Same as above
    • ALT2:... that Queens Plaza Park, originally planned as the tallest building in Queens, includes a 14-story clock tower, once Queens' tallest commercial building? Source: NY Times

5x expanded by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 20:04, 27 January 2020 (UTC).

List of accolades received by Deadpool 2

Created by CAPTAIN MEDUSA (talk). Self-nominated at 18:16, 27 January 2020 (UTC).

Moff Gideon

Esposito in 2017
Esposito in 2017
  • ... that Giancarlo Esposito (pictured) has rejected simple classifications of Moff Gideon, his character in The Mandalorian, as "good" or "bad"? 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 Moff Gideon (actor pictured) of The Mandalorian has been compared to Darth Vader of Star Wars? 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)

Converted from a redirect by Hunter Kahn (talk). Nominated by Miraclepine (talk) at 16:29, 27 January 2020 (UTC).

Borgo Vecchio (Rome)

Partial view of the north side of the road, 1930 ca.
Partial view of the north side of the road, 1930 ca.
  • ...that the demolished Borgo Vecchio (pictured) in Rome possibly was the road walked down by the Christian martyrs going to death under Nero? Source: "...perchè si credeva che fosse stata la via percorsa dai cristiani che subirono il martirio sotto Nerone..." (Gigli (1990), p. 20)
    • ALT1:...that via della Conciliazione in Rome has been oriented like the demolished road of Borgo Vecchio (pictured)? Source: "Pertanto fu scelta la seconda soluzione, tenendo fermo l'allineamento di Borgo Vecchio, e adeguando a questo la nuova fronte." (Gigli (1990), p. 78)

Created by Alessandro57 (talk). Self-nominated at 16:19, 27 January 2020 (UTC).

Far Eastern Higher Combined Arms Command School

Cadets of the Far Eastern Higher Combined Arms Command School
Cadets of the Far Eastern Higher Combined Arms Command School
  • ... that Russia's Far Eastern Higher Combined Arms Command School (cadets pictured) celebrates its 80th anniversary today? Source in Russian: "One of the country's oldest military educational institutions, which on 11 February 2020 will mark 80 years since starting education." ([52] )
  • Reviewed: Lin Zonghu
  • Comment: Hoping for a special date request on the anniversary in question, 11 February. Also image Горные стрелки.jpg

Created by Spokoyni (talk). Self-nominated at 10:17, 27 January 2020 (UTC).

Charles Montier

  • Comment: 15 million Ford Model Ts were manufactured, starting in 1908 - a mass produced car, for the masses. Henry Ford said "I will build a motor car for the great multitude... it will be so low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one – and enjoy with his family the blessing of hours of pleasure in God's great open spaces". Charles Montier certainly enjoyed his Model T - by racing it in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, alongside Bentleys and Bugattis. He and his co-driver finished 14th of 37 entrants.
  • Comment: Other hook suggestions welcome!

Created by Kingboyk (talk). Self-nominated at 08:21, 27 January 2020 (UTC).

Thomas Jefferson Vance Owen

Moved to mainspace by John M Wolfson (talk). Self-nominated at 06:41, 27 January 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on January 28


  • ... that Brenda Nelson, host of the Talk of the Town interview program on KTLO-FM in Mountain Home, Arkansas, retired after doing more than 8,000 interviews over 34 years? Source: Source

5x expanded by Raymie (talk). Self-nominated at 19:12, 28 January 2020 (UTC).

2020 European Masters

5x expanded by Lee Vilenski (talk). Self-nominated at 17:58, 28 January 2020 (UTC).

Fai Ming Estate

Protesters near Fai Ming Estate
Protesters near Fai Ming Estate

Converted from a redirect by Feminist (talk). Self-nominated at 14:34, 28 January 2020 (UTC).

John Clark Murray

  • Reviewed: TBD

Created by HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk). Self-nominated at 05:41, 28 January 2020 (UTC).

  • To me, Queen's University is in Belfast. The disambiguation situation re Queen's is odd. I would prefer the hook to refer to "Queen's University at Kingston" so there is no ambiguity. --kingboyk (talk) 07:10, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
  • I should also have said: I prefer hook number 1. It catches one's attention - succinct, and still topical today. Hook number 2 doesn't grab me, as I have had not previously heard of either gentleman and I'm not convinced the hook would entice me to click through to read about them. --kingboyk (talk) 07:27, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

The Duke's Diwan

View of the Duke's Diwan building in Amman
View of the Duke's Diwan building in Amman
  • Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/Mastoureh Afshar

Created by Makeandtoss (talk). Self-nominated at 02:13, 28 January 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on January 29

Tum Hi Aana

Created by CAPTAIN MEDUSA (talk). Self-nominated at 13:13, 29 January 2020 (UTC).

Vasily Bakalov

9M113 Konkurs
9M113 Konkurs
  • ... that Vasily Bakalov oversaw the design of weapon systems to destroy tanks, such as the 9M113 Konkurs (pictured), and to protect them, such as the Drozd? Source in Russian: "Vasily Bakalov participated in the creation of guided anti-tank weapons ... Under the leadership of Vasily Bakalov the first Soviet-made active defence system for tanks, the Drozd, was developed" ([53])

Created by Spokoyni (talk). Self-nominated at 11:35, 29 January 2020 (UTC).

Act I: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge)

Jay Electronica
Jay Electronica

Created/expanded by Nice4What (talk). Self-nominated at 02:46, 29 January 2020 (UTC).

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