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Contents

Count of DYK Hooks
Section # of Hooks # Verified
June 2 1
June 3 1
June 9 1 1
June 14 1
July 1 2
July 11 1
July 18 1
July 22 1
July 24 1
July 28 1
July 30 1
August 3 1 1
August 4 1
August 7 1
August 9 1
August 10 2 2
August 12 2
August 14 2
August 15 2 1
August 17 3
August 18 1
August 22 1
August 23 1 1
August 24 1
August 26 2
August 27 1 1
August 28 2
August 29 1
August 30 1
August 31 1
September 1 4 1
September 2 2
September 3 4 1
September 4 2 1
September 5 3 2
September 6 4 2
September 7 5 2
September 8 3 1
September 9 7 2
September 10 9 4
September 11 12 8
September 12 13 4
September 13 9 5
September 14 7 3
September 15 8 1
September 16 4 2
September 17 9
September 18 3
September 19 2
Total 149 46
Last updated 21:25, 19 September 2019 UTC
Current time is 21:41, 19 September 2019 UTC [refresh]

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Instructions for other editors[edit]

How to promote an accepted hook[edit]

  • See Wikipedia:Did you know/Preparation areas for full instructions. Note that there are discussions currently under way for changing this process; if any changes are made, these instructions will be revised as necessary.
  • 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...
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    • 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 original hook to Prep 3", preview, and save

How to remove a hook from the prep areas or queue[edit]

  • 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 the nominations 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 the nominations 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.

Nominations[edit]

Approved nominations[edit]

Articles created/expanded on June 9[edit]

Ivan Golunov

Created by Kirill Samredny (talk) and Alexander Davronov (talk). Nominated by Anomalous+0 (talk) at 14:45, 15 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. No QPQ needed here. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:10, 14 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but I find the article very one-sided and hardly start-class. It seems to have been written for the express purpose of reporting a news story. I removed the POV language and would like to see some response from the police, not just that they were forced to back down. If more information about the subject, Golunov, is not available and he is in fact a WP:1E subject, you may want to rename the page for a broader study of the arrests and allegations of police abuse of power. Yoninah (talk) 20:41, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
  • It has been over 3 weeks since my post. If these issues are not addressed by August 20, this nomination will be closed as unsuccessful. Yoninah (talk) 00:28, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
  • @Yoninah: Hi! Thanks for your efforts and attention. I believe we can close this nomination safely. The article still needs additional polishing, fixing some things, and adding others.
may want to rename the page
The subject's (Golunov) case was primarily documented to make a record of at least one case of a long range of serious rights violations related to made-up drug-charges in Russia. The case drew a lot attention from the public and may not be overlooked. I would be good basis to refer to when writing article about Human Rights situation in Russia generally.
and would like to see some response from the police
Well the police dropped charges due to lack of credible evidences and there is also continuing investigation against cops. So there is almost nothing to say about that. Except of course that 2 colonels were fired after reveal of fake charges. DAVRONOVA.A. 15:25, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
  • @Alexander Davronov: OK, I looked at it again and did some editing to bring it up to start-class. The only problem I see is the referencing. This is not the Russian Wikipedia; the sources should be formatted with "trans-title" titles so we English speakers can understand what they say. I formatted some of the English ones. Please see WP:Citation templates. Yoninah (talk) 18:20, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
  • @Yoninah: the sources should be formatted Yeah I know. I've primarily contributed to the preamble and didn't touch the rest of the article. Almost all sources I've used are in English. The rest of the article was written by another Russian guy who used Russian sources. I hope he will fix the rest. DAVRONOVA.A. 07:35, 15 August 2019 (UTC)

───────────────────────── Yoninah, it looks like Reidgreg has just added trans_title to a number of the sources. One of the article's creators, Kirill Samredny, was blocked as a multi-sock last month, so we should expect nothing further from that editor. Where do things stand now? BlueMoonset (talk) 20:44, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

  • Symbol question.svg The article looks in ok shape now (thanks to Reidgreg for the citation work). But the hook fact is not mentioned or sourced in the article. The newspapers may draw a connection between the public outcry and his release, but I think we need a stronger source for that. Perhaps an alternative hook could be written that is mentioned and sourced on the page. Yoninah (talk) 23:04, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
  • I came to possibly suggest another hook, but the article seems to almost entirely be about his case and the reaction to it, and there are only two sentences about his personal life. Is there no other known information about him? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 11:58, 9 September 2019 (UTC)
* @Narutolovehinata5: Is there no other known information about him? There are only Russian sources. Checkout here for instance. DAVRONOVA.A. 13:22, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  • I've expanded some detail on Golunov's history in the article using Russian and English sources. How about this as a hook? Spokoyni (talk) 17:07, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
  • ALT1: ... that just prior to his arrest in 2019, investigative journalist Ivan Golunov was examining the links between Moscow funeral businesses and the Federal Security Service? In Russian: [1], translation "On 1 July more than 30 publications in Russia and other countries simultaneously published an investigation by Ivan Golunov about ... the relationship of the funeral business with the capital's FSB department ... the draft [of which] Golunov handed over on the day of his arrest." and in English [2] "Spooks, skeletons and boys from Stavropol: The story that made journalist Ivan Golunov a target for the FSB: Sensitive investigation shows links between top security officers and mafia groups controlling Russia’s funeral industry"
  • Symbol voting keep.svg Excellent work, Spokoyni. I have added you to the DYK creation credits. ALT1 is hooky, foreign-language source AGF, and cited inline. Rest of review per Cwmhiraeth. ALT1 good to go. Yoninah (talk) 16:25, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Adding Reidgreg to the co-creation credits for picking up where the nominator left off and formatting the citations. Yoninah (talk) 16:27, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on August 3[edit]

Qarhan Playa, Dabusun Lake

Dabusun Lake, the largest actual lake in the Qarhan Playa
Dabusun Lake, the largest actual lake in the Qarhan Playa
  • ... that Qarhan (pictured)—sometimes called the largest salt lake in China—isn't a lake at all, but an enormous playa?
    • ALT1:... that the Qarhan Playa (pictured) alternated between being a freshwater and saltwater lake nine times in the last million years, giving it enormous reserves of salt, potash, and lithium?
    • ALT2:... that an accidental discovery in the Qarhan Playa (pictured) in the 1950s eventually reduced China's dependence on Canadian potash?
    • ALT3:... that Dabusun Lake (pictured) in China's Qarhan Playa has a mean annual temperature of only 0.1 °C (32 °F) despite lying at the same latitude as Greece and Virginia?
  • Comment: Kindly don't add extraneous links to the hooks above. If people want to learn more about playas &c., they can click through to the article I've worked on, learn some stuff, and move on from there.
  • Reviewed: Changsha Kingdom & The Haunted Island

Created by LlywelynII (talk). Self-nominated at 04:36, 6 August 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg These two article are new enough and long enough. The image is appropriately licensed, the hook facts are cited inline, the articles are neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. Two QPQs have been done. Approving ALT3 which is the only hook mentioning both articles. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 17:32, 21 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote ALT3, but I don't see anything about Greece, Algeria, or Virginia in the cite (footnote 6). @LlywelynII: would you like to use one of the one-article hooks? Yoninah (talk) 21:01, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
  • 37th parallel north is cited and the other places on that latitude, provided here for illustration, fall under WP:BLUE. Do you really plan on insisting that an article on a Chinese lake needs to add separate additional citations for the latitude of each of Virginia, Algeria, and Greece despite having an entire dedicated article on the point, aside from the linked articles about those places? Seems rather absurd and WP:OVERCITEy/ISR to me when there's not a question at all that the information and the point being made are completely accurate. — LlywelynII 03:59, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
  • @Llywelyn: can we use one of the single-article hooks with the image? Yoninah (talk) 09:35, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Re-ping @Yoninah:. Why would you need to? I wrote and QPQd 2 articles and there's no actual problem with the hook as is. — LlywelynII 12:25, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Replacing tick as I don't think we need to quibble about places being at the same latitude, it's not as if anyone is going to dispute these facts. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:49, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on August 10[edit]

Joseph LaBarge

Captain J. LaBarge
Captain J. LaBarge

Created by Gwillhickers (talk). Self-nominated at 18:50, 14 August 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, neutrally written, well referenced, no close paraphrasing seen. Hook is verified and cited inline; I flipped around some words. I'm a little surprised that you didn't speak about his steamboating career in the hook, which sounds pretty colorful. The image is also very good and freely licensed. Other images in the article are also freely licensed. The QPQ, however, has already been used for Template:Did you know nominations/Thomas M. Owen. Yoninah (talk) 00:06, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
Yes, I had similar after thoughts about not referring to LaBarge's (more than) noted career as a steamboat captain in the hook. I suppose my fondness of Lafayette is responsible for that. It's getting a bit late here in California, so I'll look for another 'Alt' in the morning, after I've had my coffee, of course. Also, I'll get the QPQ squared away in the process. Thanks for reviewing this rather lengthy article. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 05:13, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
  • @Yoninah: – Here's a new ALT. Also, I have the correct QPQ listed now. Text and source supporting the hook can be found in the Civil War era section, 3rd paragraph.
  • ALT1 : ... that in 1863 Joseph LaBarge (pictured), aboard his riverboat, the Emilie, set a speed and distance record on the Missouri River, covering 2,300 miles in 32 days, going upstream?  Source : State Historical Society of Missouri, Journal, p.460 -- Gwillhickers (talk) 17:48, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Thank you. QPQ done. I recommend reducing the number of commas in the alt, as follows:
  • ALT1a: ... that in 1863, Captain Joseph LaBarge (pictured) set a speed and distance record aboard his steamboat on the Missouri River, covering 2,300 mi (3,700 km) in 32 days, going upstream?
  • I can verify from the source the distance and time, but I don't see anything about a "speed and distance record". The source just says it was a record feat for that era; the hook makes it sound like an official record. Yoninah (talk) 23:27, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
  • The speed and distance is defined with the statement, "The Emilie completed its trip upriver which totaled 2,300 miles in thirty-two days ... 71 miles per day... " The hook, nor the article, doesn't say anything about an "official record". The source, however, does say,"In fact, it (the trip up river) was so remarkable that Pierre Chouteau, Jr. sent his carriage to St. Louis to bring LaBarge to him to discuss the record trip." (emphasis added)  Records of this sort were kept in those days, in log books, shipping company's records, and elsewhere, and in that context, were official. There's nothing really wrong if something 'official' is implied here, but again, the hook nor the article stresses that idea. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 23:51, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Well, that's not going to fly with the people at WP:ERRORS. Yoninah (talk) 00:06, 5 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Records were kept. LaBarge set a record. Where is the error? -- Gwillhickers (talk) 00:12, 5 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Will referring to records as "exceeded existing records" help?
  • ALT2 : ... that in 1863, Captain Joseph LaBarge (pictured) exceeded existing records for speed and distance aboard his steamboat on the Missouri River, covering 2,300 mi (3,700 km) in 32 days, going upstream?

@Yoninah: — Below are more sources covering other record setting events involving LaBarge. This should establish the idea that speed and distance records were closely observed and recorded, and that LaBarge is widely noted for establishing several of them.


I'm hoping this will satisfy any reservations you have about mentioning speed/distance records in the hook. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 22:37, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

Below are two sources we can use in the hook (i.e.original source used in ALT1, and Chittenden, 1903):

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Thank you, Gwillhickers, ALT2 will do just fine. I tweaked the article lead and main text to add the "exceeding existing records" part. ALT2 hook ref verified and cited inline. Rest of review above. ALT2 good to go. Yoninah (talk) 18:49, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Vespro della Beata Vergine

Title page of the collection holding the 1610 Vespers
Title page of the collection holding the 1610 Vespers
  • Reviewed: to come
  • Comment: This is a unique piece of music, and it's hard to say so little about it ;) - The next Marian feast is 15 August, Assumption of Mary, but prep is full, and I believe that it deserves a pic (yes, you don't see details, but you see how elaborate it is). Next best date: 1 September, day of the dedication.

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk) and Thoughtfortheday (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 10:33, 10 August 2019 (UTC).

Gerda, I understand that you really want to show these hook facts and show how unique this piece of music is, but the hook as it stands sounds a bit too complicated and hard to read. People who read the hook but don't know little or even anything about the topic will find the hook hard to understand. The hook fact definitely has interest potential, it's just that it can probably be worded in a better way. @Yoninah: Maybe you can give some suggestions on how to reword the hook? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 04:13, 15 August 2019 (UTC)
Which part do you have difficulties with? It has an Italian title which needs explanation, causing the Marian feast days (we can't also explain what vespers is, not in 200 chars). It's greatest feature is a great variety of contrasting styles, which could perhaps be summarized in 1000 chars, so only the two most different are mentioned, the old Gregorian chant which is a cantus firmus throughout (but I tied to avoid another technical term) and the latest operatic virtousity and dramatic expression. I'd like to mention the 1 September dedication to the Pope for two reasons, to justify the date request (now that the feast day is already today, so too late) and to hint in a short way at the enormous prominence of the work. It's in a line with Bach's Christmas Oratorio and Verdi's Requiem, in scope and importance, - so can we please say a bit about why? Wording help welcome. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:11, 15 August 2019 (UTC)
To the uninitiated it sounds like word salad: it just feels a bit too overwhelming and hard to comprehend. I'm sure there's probably an alternative wording that could flow better and explain the intended meaning in simpler terms. I also have to note that the hook (when including the pictured) is over 220 characters long, and is more than 200 characters long when excluding it, so the current hook wouldn't be allowed anyway. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 03:04, 16 August 2019 (UTC)
As far as I can tell, it appears that the main hook fact here is that the composition was made for the Pope. If that's the point you want to explain, then how about:
It's a lot more concise and it explains the main idea in an easier to understand manner. If you still really wish to emphasize the September 1 part, then you can add "on this day in 1610" at the end of ALT1, though that would depend on whether or not the special occasion request would be granted.
On the other hand, if you instead want to focus on the Gregorian chants, there's:
ALT2 admittedly has a more limited audience than ALT1, but I'll leave it to you on what direction to go to. Combining both (as seen in ALT0) just makes the hook seem to lack focus and makes it difficult to understand. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 03:14, 16 August 2019 (UTC)
I feel misunderstood ;) - focus on Gregorian chant??? What was wrong in my wording that you'd think that? This is a serious question. ALT1: "Italian" is not needed, and "composer" redundant. It says nothing about the music, - others have called that kind of hook name-dropping. Please no. ALT2: same for the beginning, "the latest operatic style of his time" makes no sense without the year 1610, when opera was just invented, and he the composer of the first opera which is still played regularly today. His music in the vespers was almost revolutionary, in length, complexity, multitude of styles, and that's what I'd like to focus on. Wording help still wanted. Trying, but missing the Chant:
ALT3: ... that in September 1610, Claudio Monteverdi dedicated his Vespro della Beata Vergine (title page pictured) to Pope Paul V, a complex vespers composition for up to ten voices in which he expressed religious texts in the virtuoso style of the beginning opera?
Perhaps listen to this introduction a bit? A review is titled "stairway to heaven" (otherwise German). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:13, 16 August 2019 (UTC)
Unfortunately Gerda, ALT3 is far beyond the character limit of 200 characters, and in any case has the same problem: trying to cram too much information into a single hook. Perhaps BlueMoonset could be of some help here with regards to hook wording? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 08:45, 16 August 2019 (UTC)
ALT3 was meant to be a box of elements to build from.
ALT4: ... that on 1 September 1610, Monteverdi dedicated his Vespro della Beata Vergine (title page pictured) to Pope Paul V, a complex vespers composition which includes expressive operatic style?
ALT5: ... that in September 1610, Monteverdi dedicated his Vespro della Beata Vergine (title page pictured) to Pope Paul V, demonstrating a multitude of styles in extended music for vespers for up to ten voices?
I still hope others can do better. You did not answer how you arrived at "Gregorian chant" focus. I'm asking because a local newspaper did the same, and I blame myself, only don't know for what. Did you listen to music and introduction for a minute? Our local festival developed the habit of playing a Vespers to Mary each year, beginning in 2000, - Monteverdi's was played in 2000 and 2019, and four times in between, - it's just the Greatest. I plan to go for FA, but not until the date this year ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:09, 16 August 2019 (UTC)
ps: for entertainment: just the title is almost too long for DYK, "Mass for the Most Holy Virgin for six voices for church choirs, and vespers for several voices with some sacred songs, suitable for chapels and ducal chambers". --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:11, 16 August 2019 (UTC)
ALT4 and ALT5 sound fine, though I might need a second opinion on their suitability. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:46, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
Hi Gerda Arendt and Narutolovehinata5, just a couple of suggestions on hooks, the first a slight re-ordering of ALT4, and the second a more major restructure:
ALT4a: ... that in September 1610, Monteverdi dedicated to Pope Paul V his Vespro della Beata Vergine (title page pictured), a complex vespers composition which included the newest operatic style?
ALT6: ... that Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine (Vespers for the Blessed Virgin; title page pictured), dedicated to Pope Paul V on 1 September 1610, was in the latest operatic style?
In the original ALT4, I find it a bit disconcerting to have "a complex vespers composition which includes expressive operatic style?" coming after Pope Paul V - it sounds like it should be the pope who was a complex vespers composition - hence my suggested ALT4a. I think I prefer ALT4a to ALT6 if it will be featured on that date. Both have 187 characters. Cheers, RebeccaGreen (talk) 16:31, 20 August 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for the offer, Rebecca, striking ALT4 because your i better, but also ALT6, because to mention any one tyle i wrong, - every movement almot ha its own style, and ome have combined styles, and that enormous diversity is the essence of the piece, like showing off: I can do this, and that, ... - A musicologist and conductor said he performed it perhaps 200 times, and finds something new in every performance. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:34, 20 August 2019 (UTC)
No worries, Gerda Arendt. Just wondering though - you said "striking ALT4 because yours is better, but also ALT6", but it's ALT4a that you have struck? Is that what you intended? RebeccaGreen (talk) 23:32, 20 August 2019 (UTC)
no, thank you, corrected --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:17, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

Rebecca, oh dear, missed a deadline:

ALT7: ... that in September 1610, Monteverdi dedicated to Pope Paul V his Vespro della Beata Vergine (title page pictured), a complex vespers composition which included the style of the emerging opera? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:04, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

Gerda Arendt, what a pity! It looks like this actually needs a full review, and a QPQ, as all the discussion has been about hooks, so far. It will presumably be on the next list of oldest nominations needing reviews! RebeccaGreen (talk) 00:13, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
I reviewed Template:Did you know nominations/Tachibana Shrine. The article review should be fairly easy, after The Rambling Man did the GA review ;) - "Don't believe in miracles, rely on them". (Mascha Kaléko) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:17, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
No miracle today. I dropped the "1" from the hooks not yet struck, and hope for a pictured slot in September with 24 hours, not 12 hours in a first set of which Europeans will sleep for 8 hours ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:44, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Full review needed now that hooks are set. BlueMoonset (talk) 03:26, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg promoted to GA on 10 August, the date of nomination; pic not obviously sourced on Commons, but certainly looks old enough unless a peculiar pastiche; good to go with ALT7 then (the original hook also being more than more comprehensible and compliant), Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 00:14, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on August 15[edit]

Vsevolod Kukushkin

Created by Flibirigit (talk). Self-nominated at 20:54, 15 August 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, neutrally written, well referenced, no close paraphrasing seen. QPQ done. I prefer the ALT1 hook fact for color, but the source seems to say that the nickname is "The Big Red Machine". I suggest beginning the hook: "... that according to Russian journalist Vsevolod Kukushkin..." Yoninah (talk) 00:45, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
  • The cited source says The exhibition “The Red Machine. Race for gold” has been opened on the second floor. The press was led by Vsevolod Kukushkin, a famous journalist who presented his book with the same name – “The Red Machine”. “Do you know how this nickname, which got tied to our hockey, got to be?” asked Kukushkin. “It happened in January 1983. Our players were finishing their tour in North America. They arrived in Minneapolis. We open the papers and see the headline: ‘The Red Machine rolled down on us.’ I believe the hook is properly cited. Flibirigit (talk) 23:32, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
  • But that same source continues: "Only then, in his next article, the journalist called us 'The Big Red Machine', so as not to mistake us with the baseball team of Detroit." Yoninah (talk) 21:28, 9 September 2019 (UTC)
  • The source states the nickname came from the newspaper headline in Minneapolis, and not from a subsequent article. Flibirigit (talk) 21:53, 9 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg OK. I'm going by the book title. ALT1 hook ref verified and cited inline. Rest of review above. ALT1 good to go. Yoninah (talk) 18:52, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on August 23[edit]

1959 San Diego F3H crash

F3H-2N Demon of Fighter Squadron VF-121 in 1956
F3H-2N Demon of Fighter Squadron VF-121 in 1956
  • Reviewed: Somalia at the 2000 Summer Olympics
  • Comment: Article was created on 22 August, from work done in a user sandbox. It has 3,373 characters of prose (not counting spaces). If seen as an expansion of the article Albert Hickman (pilot) it is expanded more than 5x that stub article's 469 characters of prose (not counting spaces). All suggested hooks are cited to a reliable source. Each sentence in the article is cited to a reliable source meeting verifiability requirements. ECD rates the article as initially written at 23.1% due to a direct quote being utilized in a note. QPQ has been done prior to the nomination. Image suggested for the DYK is used in the article's infobox and is in the public domain. When approved, I request that the DYK be held until 4 December, to coincide with the anniversary of the event which is the subject of the article.

Created/expanded by RightCowLeftCoast (talk). Self-nominated at 06:16, 23 August 2019 (UTC).

  • Review by Maile
QPQ
  • QPQs provided by editor, and has not been used on any other nomination
Eligibility
  • DYK Check tool verifies 3793 characters (626 words) "readable prose size", created on August 23, 2019
  • Noted nominator's comment above about this being a reworking of the Albert Hickman, which is now a redirect to this page. DYK Check says the Hickman page only had 567 characters, so even taking that into account, this nomination qualifies.
Sourcing
  • All verifiable sourcing used.
Hook
  • Hook sourcing linked on nomination page, and verified
  • Original hook is 108 characters
  • ALT1 is 139 characters
  • ALT2 is 113 characters
  • ALT3 is 132 characters
Images
  • Hook image is in the article, uploaded on Commons as Public Domain as created by the US Navy
  • The other article image is uploaded on Commons as Public Domain released by the United States Marine Corps
Copyvio check
  • Spot check shows no issues of concern
  • Earwig's tool shows no issues of concern

Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go on all above issues. — Maile (talk) 15:11, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

@Maile66, BlueMoonset, and Gatoclass: Is it possible to hold this for the main page on 4 December, that'll be the 60th anniversary of the crash.--RightCowLeftCoast (Moo) 02:02, 28 August 2019 (UTC)
RightCowLeftCoast, the maximum lead time for special occasions is supposed to be six weeks, and exceptions are few and far between. This would be about fourteen weeks. You can always ask at WT:DYK; leniency is always possible. Best of luck. BlueMoonset (talk) 06:02, 28 August 2019 (UTC)
Just for the record for any prep promoter who sees this, I have no issue with this being held until December 4. — Maile (talk) 23:01, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on September 1[edit]

2018 Women's World Snooker Championship

Created by Lee Vilenski (talk) and BennyOnTheLoose (talk). Nominated by Lee Vilenski (talk) at 20:32, 1 September 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline and either hook could be used, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. A QPQ has been done. There's not much money in women's snooker, it seems. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:05, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
@Cwmhiraeth and Lee Vilenski: I came to promote ALT1, but is there any wording on the source that mentions "22 frames"? I couldn't find any reference to 22. HaEr48 (talk) 12:32, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
@HaEr48: Good point! I think it should be 16, three in the group stage, four in the quarter-finals, four in the semi-finals and five in the final. The original hook looks dubious too, because it should be four or five matches, depending on whether you count the bye. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:47, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
There were three games in the group stage for each person, (that's how groups work), so nine-frames in the groups, then four, four and five = 22. Also 6 matches, three group stage and three knockout. The article does go into depths about this. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 12:51, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
Makes sense now. Given Lee Vilenski's explanations I went back to the article and count the number of matches and frames for Ng. 22 frames and 6 matches check out. Restoring the tick per the original review. Symbol confirmed.svg HaEr48 (talk) 13:04, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

KOET (Utah), KWCS-TV, KUSU-TV

  • Reviewed: Coney Island Cyclone; Joseph Marie LaBarge, Senior; Magdalene Visaggio
  • Comment: ALT1 is only for KOET and KWCS-TV and, if used, should be promoted with the ALT2 for KUSU-TV.

Created by Raymie (talk). Self-nominated at 19:18, 2 September 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg These three articles are new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline in the KWCS-TV article, the articles are neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. Three QPQs have been done. Not finding myself very enthusiastic about these Utah educational transmitter articles, I would suggest that the original hook is of more general interest than the others. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:41, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
@Raymie and Cwmhiraeth: Symbol question.svg Hi, I came to promote this. I agree the orignal hook is more of general interest, but I checked A-63 of the cited source and couldn't find any claim about being more educational outlets than commercial one. Can you point me to it? HaEr48 (talk) 12:41, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
@HaEr48: You're gonna have to do a bit of math. A-63 contains the Utah listings, and the stations with a * in front of their call letters are noncommercial. The stations listed are: *KUSU-TV, *KOET, *KWCS-TV, *KBYU-TV, KCPX-TV, KSL-TV, *KUED, KUTV. Five non-coms, three commercial outlets. Raymie (tc) 08:19, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on September 2[edit]

Edgardo Labella

Created by Emperork (talk). Self-nominated at 13:44, 2 September 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts for ALT3 are cited inline, and this is much the most interesting hook for a general reader. The article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:25, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the review! — Emperork (talk) 18:53, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but there are really too many hook facts in ALT3 to read comfortably. Could you suggest a shorter and snappier hook? Yoninah (talk) 20:47, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Hi Yoninah! I trimmed down the hook. Can you check it out if it would suffice. Thanks! — Emperork (talk) 21:02, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on September 3[edit]

Alcohol-related crime

Created by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 03:39, 8 September 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg @Piotrus: New enough redirect conversion and long enough. I did need to do some copyediting on the piece. QPQ present. I do note that some of the quotes in the "prevention and enforcement" section are overly long; would it be possible to maybe paraphrase Sung a bit more here? If that can be done, I think this is ready for DYK. Raymie (tc) 06:19, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol voting keep.svg Fair enough. The rewrite definitely helps. AGF tick on the paywalled source. Raymie (tc) 06:30, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg I was about to promote this, but some paragraphs have no citations. Could you also clarify the period in the third paragraph of the lead, is this an annual figure? (The source is decidedly unhelpful.) Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:20, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol voting keep.svg Replacing tick. I could not access the lead source before and thought it was in Chinese, but now I can see it. The source does not give a date or period for the figure so neither can we. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:13, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on September 4[edit]

George Bangs

Bangs monument at Rosehill Cemetery
Bangs monument at Rosehill Cemetery
  • ... that George Bangs' cemetery memorial features a mail car (pictured), carved to scale, commemorating his leadership of the Railway Mail Service? Source: "Bangs has a three-foor-long railroad car entering a tunnel for his monument; Bangs perfected the mail car while head of the Railway Mail Service." ([6])

5x expanded by MB (talk). Self-nominated at 01:25, 5 September 2019 (UTC).


Policy compliance:

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Couple of unsourced statements such as the single sentence "The New York Central and Pennsylvania Railroad fast-mail trains to Chicago were called the Twentieth Century Limited and Limited Mail, respectively." However, on the whole this is sourced well. epicgenius (talk) 02:05, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on September 5[edit]

London medical students at Belsen

London medical students (1945)
London medical students (1945)

Created by Whispyhistory (talk) and Philafrenzy (talk). Nominated by Whispyhistory (talk) at 05:17, 12 September 2019 (UTC).

  • Okay, let's review this interesting hook.
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Hook is interesting, short enough, with a well-sourced article. All that's left is to fulfil the QPQ and it's good to go. I noticed that the article has public domain photographs, perhaps the group photo could be used? Droodkin (talk) 10:24, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

QPQ done, public domain photograph is clear and interesting. This hook gets my seal of approval. Droodkin (talk) 09:02, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Waniguchi

Waniguchi yōkai or strange apparition
Waniguchi yōkai or strange apparition
  • ... that the waniguchi gong is named after its resemblance to the mouth of a crocodilian (artist's impression pictured)? ref

Created by Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk). Self-nominated at 20:32, 5 September 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg SpicyMilkBoy (talk) 21:05, 7 September 2019 (UTC) Article is new enough (created Sep 5) and long enough (2701B). No copyvio detected. The hook is interesting and properly cited. The picture is excellent, and it's public domain and clear at low resolution. (I would suggest editing the image caption to make it clear what a yōkai is for people who are not familiar with it). AGF on the Japanese sources. QPQ is done. I have one quibble with the sourcing in the article. The article states "As denoted by its kanji, waniguchi literally means "crocodile mouth"". However, the two sources [7] [8] state that it means alligator mouth. Once this is resolved it should be good to go. Nice article.

Hello, thanks for the review and the feedback; I have adjusted the caption as suggested (per Yōkai) and also the article, adding in alligator: I'm not sure how species-specific they were, and Crocodile says "the term is sometimes used even more loosely to include all extant members of the order Crocodilia, which includes the alligators..."; also the kanji link to wiktionary defines it as crocodile/alligator; however, as you say, the (US/American English-centric) sources do indeed use alligator, and there was/just about still is (critically endangered) a Chinese alligator, so...; thanks, Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 21:25, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, I admittedly missed the kanji link. Your edit clears things up. DYK approved. :) SpicyMilkBoy (talk) 21:29, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on September 6[edit]

Seventh German Inner Africa Research Expedition

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 17:21, 6 September 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg I haven't taken a thorough look at the article yet, but the main source (Da Riva) calls the Frobenius expedition of 1914–15 the "Fourth German Inner African Research Expedition", while our article calls it the seventh. Could you please explain the discrepancy? -Zanhe (talk) 20:12, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
Hi Zanhe, this is addressed in the article (towards the end of the "Strategic aims" section). Da Riva calls it the fourth but the Frobenius Institute, who hold all of the records relating to the expeditions, list it as the seventh, I've listed all the expeditions in the German Inner Africa Research Expeditions article - Dumelow (talk) 13:06, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Thanks for the explanation. Article is new enough, long enough, neutral, and well referenced. Both hooks are interesting and verified with supplied sources. There is some close paraphrasing with the Da Riva source, but it's not an issue as that source has a creative commons license. QPQ is done. Good to go. -Zanhe (talk) 06:08, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Willy-Brandt-Platz (Frankfurt am Main)

Euro-Skulptur
Euro-Skulptur

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 17:05, 13 September 2019 (UTC).

  • @Gerda Arendt: I'll review this one. This is quite different from your other DYK noms. I didn't think you'd be someone who is interested in architectural features. Anyway, moving on: epicgenius (talk) 14:35, 14 September 2019 (UTC)


Policy compliance:

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg epicgenius (talk) 14:35, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for looking. The U-Bahn lines have articles where I hope to find sources, but it may take a while, - in only for a little bit today, and other things waiting for attention. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:41, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
epicgenius, I added an ill-link to the German article about the station, and a map of the network, + restored the review. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:02, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on September 7[edit]

Victoriano G. de Ysasi

Victoriano G. de Ysasi
Victoriano G. de Ysasi
  • ... that before his death in a railway accident in 1881, Victoriano G. de Ysasi (pictured) owned a nearly complete collection of the stamps of Spain?
    • ALT1:... that ...?

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 08:33, 13 September 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 I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. A QPQ still needs to be done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:19, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg QPQ done. Adding approval icon per Cwmhiraeth's review. Yoninah (talk) 20:01, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Lothagam North Pillar Site

Lothagam in Kenya
Lothagam in Kenya

Created by Evrik (talk). Self-nominated at 21:22, 12 September 2019 (UTC).


QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Both hooks approved. Everything looks good. Thanks for another interesting article! Levivich 03:30, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Brigid Leventhal

Brigid Leventhal
Brigid Leventhal
  • Reviewed: Sheep Meadow
  • Comment: Open to suggestions for improved wording of the hook.

Created by 97198 (talk). Self-nominated at 11:13, 13 September 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg The article is long enough and new enough. There are no copyright violations. A QPQ has been completed. The hook is directly cited to a reliable source. I'm just wondering if you would be interested in adding the free use image of her to the nomination. SL93 (talk) 01:53, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  • @SL93: Thanks. I initially didn't include the image because I didn't think it would look great at a small size, but now that I've added it, it seems to look alright. 97198 (talk) 07:26, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Awesome. This is ready to go. SL93 (talk) 12:07, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but these mayoral citations are given out all the time. I think it's more interesting how few women were in her graduating class in 1960. Yoninah (talk) 22:23, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

WGAG-FM

Created by Raymie (talk). Self-nominated at 06:21, 8 September 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg This is more of a comment for the hook and I'm not sure if I'll end up reviewing this, but somehow the hook feels a little niche. Perhaps a different hook could be proposed? Like for example, could information about why its call sign was "GAG"? Or perhaps something about the station having a budget of $200 and having to raise that money by selling donuts. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:36, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Hmm... There's a comment on a blog about why Oak Ridge couldn't have "OR" in its calls (several Orlando commercial stations did and would have complained), but it's not really usable information. The other one could work: Raymie (tc) 07:14, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
ALT1: ... that high school radio station WGAG-FM had a $200 budget, raising money by selling donuts and clearing lawns?
Okay, I think we should be good to go with ALT1, though I guess it could be revised slightly into something like:
ALT1a ... that high school radio station WGAG-FM had a yearly budget of $200, which it raised by selling donuts and clearing lawns?
Symbol voting keep.svg Otherwise, the article meets DYK requirements, no close paraphrasing was found, a QPQ has been provided and completed. ALT1/ALT1a is cited inline, though I don't have access to the clipping in my country so I'll assume good faith here. We should be good to go with ALT1a, though since I introduced the word "yearly", a second opinion is welcome as well. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:43, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg Looking to promote this, if the article states "selling doughnuts and cleaning yards", why does the hook say "selling donuts and clearing lawns"? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:49, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on September 8[edit]

Muchachos bañándose en la laguna de Maracaibo

A still photograph used in the film Muchachos bañándose ...
A still photograph used in the film Muchachos bañándose ...
  • ... that though there have been two partial restorations of Muchachos bañándose en la laguna de Maracaibo, little is known of the film's production? Source: several, in article
    • ALT1:... that converse to its title, Muchachos bañándose en la laguna de Maracaibo (image pictured) also features street shots of the city of Maracaibo? Source: "The film shows a group of young people "bathing" at the titular lake or lagoon, and includes "views of Baralt Plaza, the main market, and, in general, the central belt of the city"." Azuaga García, p. 42

Created by Kingsif (talk). Self-nominated at 00:50, 12 September 2019 (UTC).

Hook eligiblity:

Image eligibility:

  • Freely licensed: Red XN - The image may be public domain in the US, but how about in Venezuela? Additionally, if this is from the YouTube video of the reconstruction, different copyright policy may apply to the reconstruction.
  • Used in article: Green tickY
  • Clear at 100px: Green tickY
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg epicgenius (talk) 14:57, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

  • Thanks! Re. title, that's a good suggestion, thank you. Re. copyright - I have taken the screenshot of the original image - the reconstruction is cleaned up and colorized, but the director's Youtube video is about the process and shows the originals. PD Venezuela for audiovisual works is actually less than the US, at 60 years after broadcast with no question of author's lifetime, so it's free there. I'll add a PDVEN tag to the image. Kingsif (talk) 15:30, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
    • @Kingsif: Symbol confirmed.svg Since you've resolved the copyright issue, should be good to go now. Any of the ALTs are fine. epicgenius (talk) 16:30, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on September 9[edit]

Aristide Blank

  • Reviewed: Ignacio Garriga
  • Comment: This was created 8 days ago (so one day longer than the technical term set here), but was expanded by me in the interval. I'm hoping we also count this is a nomination for Biruitorul (talk · contribs), without whom there would be nothing to expand. Dahn (talk) 07:31, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Created by Biruitorul (talk) and Dahn (talk). Nominated by Dahn (talk) at 07:31, 15 September 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg Accepting 8-day submission per WP:IAR. Very impressive work, definitely a candidate for a GA. Long enough, neutrally written, well referenced. As all sources are offline, unable to check for close paraphrasing. ALT0 is very intriguing; offline hook ref AGF and cited inline. QPQ done. Good to go. Yoninah (talk) 21:58, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Bill's Old Bike Barn

Created by Kim Post (talk). Self-nominated at 05:41, 10 September 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg This article is new enough and long enough. Approving ALT1 and ALT2, but not the original hook, which has no inline citation, and which the presumed source does not support, as far as I can see. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:27, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on September 10[edit]

Ye Zhupei

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 01:46, 15 September 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg This interesting article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:11, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

iPhone 11 Pro

  • ... that the iPhone 11 Pro is the first iPhone to feature a "Pro" designation, which was previously only reserved for larger Apple devices (such as the iPad Pro)? [1]
  • reviewed: Exempt- fewer than 5 DYK credits (this is my 4th DYK)
  • Comment: As of now, the XTools article info says I wrote 50.6% of the article. I wrote the hook.

5x expanded by Taewangkorea (talk). Self-nominated at 21:47, 11 September 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go. Congrats on one of your first DYKs. Current merge proposal does not affect the DYK; oppose consensus forming anyway. Ergo Sum 00:15, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but noted two paragraphs that lack citations per Rule D2. I also removed the example of the iPad Pro from the hook and article because it is not in the source. In general, we don't put examples in parentheses in the hook. Yoninah (talk) 20:57, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

The Black Cloth

  • ... that the folk tales in Bernard Binlin Dadié's The Black Cloth (1955) express "the African sense of community" and "the wisdom of an ordered society" in the face of French claims of moral superiority? Source: Wake, Clive (1988). "Review: Negritude and after: Changing Perspectives in French-Language African Fiction". Third World Quarterly. 10 (2): 961–965.

Created by Drmies (talk). Self-nominated at 17:02, 13 September 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 07:35, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Lundy's Restaurant

5x expanded by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 17:55, 10 September 2019 (UTC).

  • Starting review
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg valereee (talk) 17:20, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

  • I like ALT2 a lot, but I think it needs the context of a year. I looked at the source, it's saying "for about $5 in the post-war years." Can we possibly pin that down? --valereee (talk) 17:20, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
  • ALT0 cited, but there are multiple estimates provided and sourced in the article. Not sure how to decide which number to use in this kind of case. --valereee (talk) 18:21, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
  • ALT1 partially cited. It doesn't mention the month in which Lundy said he'd shutter permanently, which we need in order to say that when it reopened in December it was just a few months later. --valereee (talk) 18:49, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
  • I'm wondering about a hook around the lobster bib, which was apparently invented by Lundy? To me that seems like it might be more interesting to a general audience than the three current ALTs. --valereee (talk) 18:51, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
    • @Valereee: thanks for starting the review. I added exact month in regards to ALT1, and when the $5 meal was offered in regards to ALT2. Could you check ALT3? epicgenius (talk) 23:37, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
Epicgenius, ALT2 now fully cited in the article, but we'll need to fit that context into the hook. I'm also wondering if we should either just take the 'cocktail' out or specify 'crab cocktail' or 'oyster cocktail', since cocktail alone is generally a drink. I don't think we'd need to say 'crab or oyster cocktail' like the source says, as it's clearly the diner's choice of the two. They could have that, which is what the alt says.
ALT1 approved.
ALT3...I was thinking the fact the restaurant owner invented them was the interesting part? Am I perceiving lobster bibs as more iconic than they are and their invention more interesting? To me that detail is literally the most interesting thing in the article. Yoninah do you have time/interest to provide an opinion on a lobster bib hook? --valereee (talk) 12:23, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
@Valereee: thanks for the additional comments. I revised ALT3 (that's the new ALT4) to reflect that the restaurant's owner created these "lobster bibs". I don't think in ALT2 that we need to specify that it is an either crab or oyster cocktail, because this might be too much info to put in the hook. I also did a QPQ. epicgenius (talk) 12:41, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

Symbol confirmed.svg ALTs 1 and 4. Still not sure about ALT0, as there are three estimates in the article. 2800 is the middle, so it might be fine. ALT2 I still think needs context of time in the hook, but the cocktail thing may be okay. If the promoter prefers ALT0 or ALT2, ping me and we can continue to discuss, but I'm passing this for ALTs 1 and 4. --valereee (talk) 09:51, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

2019 Six-red World Championship

Created by Lee Vilenski (talk). Self-nominated at 22:37, 10 September 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Once you do a QPQ this is ready to go. The article already satisfies length standards so you can keep expanding the article. epicgenius (talk) 00:37, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Added a QPQ which I am reviewing now: Epicgenius Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 07:32, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
@Lee Vilenski: Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go now. I don't think it matters that you finished a review, just that you started it. I may be wrong, though, but trust that you will actually finish that QPQ. epicgenius (talk) 13:39, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
I don't think it matters too much. The reviews normally change a lot between the initial review and it being on main page anyway, I doubt this would all work if we forced every review to get to that stage for QPQ. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 13:44, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
Lee Vilenski, epicgenius, in order for a QPQ to qualify, it needs to have reached the point where all the DYK criteria have been covered and a review icon given, even if that is a query or "maybe" or even "no" icon rather than one of the two ticks. If a tick isn't given, the reviewer typically sticks around to check that the requested improvements are done, but that isn't required for QPQ credit to be obtained. BlueMoonset (talk) 15:52, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
BlueMoonset, does this mean i would have to stick around to see if Lee Vilenski has done the QPQ? I don't think it makes much of a difference in either case. I just find it an inconvenience to revoke the tick only to place it again a few hours/days later. epicgenius (talk) 15:59, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
epicgenius, I think at this point, since the only thing that is missing from the QPQ is the icon and neither of you seem to have been aware that it was needed, there's no need to revoke the tick here. Lee Vilenski will surely put it in place shortly (and if they forget, the eventual promoter will likely remind them before this goes to prep). BlueMoonset (talk) 17:01, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on September 11[edit]

KSJU (Minnesota)

  • ... that after KSJU radio was forced off FM and onto a cable system, students at the College of Saint Benedict could not listen to it on campus, even though their activity fees supported it? Several articles attest to the lack of service on CSB's campus between 1988 and 1993

Created by Raymie (talk). Self-nominated at 03:18, 13 September 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg ✔️New enough: created 02:26, 12 September 2019‎. ✔️Long enough: Prose=~3638. ✔️Within policy: is neutral, in-line cited, and 0% copyvio on Earwig. ✔️Hook is 185 characters and formatted well. ❌Hook not cited in template, above. ❌Article citation:[1] does not mention students not being able to listen to it, nor the cable system. If that's not the citation, what is? ✔️Hook interesting to broad audience. ✔️Hook is neutral and not about BLP. ✔️QPQ: did {{Did you know nominations/Japan National Route 280}}. ✔️No image issues. Nessie (talk) 16:47, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
  • @NessieVL: "CSB already sacrifices money to KSJU; yet is unable to receive KSJU under the current system." That's the quote. The cable part comes from here. I've added another citation that's even clearer. Raymie (tc) 17:41, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Looks good to me. Not sure if you need to swap out the "Several articles attest..." text above to an actual reference though. Nessie (talk) 17:55, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
  • There's no real need to, though the idea behind it is to have people thinking about their hook sources. It doesn't appear on the Main Page and was only added to the nomination template a couple of years ago. Raymie (tc) 18:42, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

William Rath

Quote: "He is shown drinking from a 'Fountain of Youth,' something that was in vogue in the late 1800s." Source: The Colorful Murals of Ludington

Created by Doug Coldwell (talk) and 7&6=thirteen (talk). Nominated by 7&6=thirteen () 11:35, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

  • Symbol confirmed.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline and I prefer ALT1, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:20, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Japan National Route 280

  • ... that what today is Japan National Route 280 was established for officials traveling through northern Japan and it also had defensive importance to the Japanese who feared of a Russian incursion into Ezo? Source: "What is known today as National Route 280 was originally established during the Edo period by Tokugawa Ieyasu as the Matsumaedō. Its primary purpose was for government officials traveling through the area as a branch of the Ōshū Kaidō, one of the Edo Five Routes connecting the capital to the rest of Japan. It also had defensive importance to the Japanese who feared a of a Russian incursion into Ezo which was ruled by the Matsumae clan; however the main threat to Japanese control of the area was rebellion by the native Ainu." (Marius B. Jansen (2000). The Making of Modern Japan (PDF). Psychology Press. pp. 258–264.)

5x expanded by Mccunicano (talk). Self-nominated at 02:49, 11 September 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg @Mccunicano: New enough and large enough expansion. No QPQ necessary; first nomination. However, I cannot find the quote at all in Jansen. Can I get clarification? I need it to verify the accuracy of the hook.
As to the hook, I would like to suggest that the hook be split into one or the other... Raymie (tc) 03:16, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
  • ALT1: ... that National Route 280 was originally established as a road for officials traveling through northern Japan?
  • ALT2: ... that National Route 280 was of defensive importance to the Japanese, who feared a Russian incursion into Ezo?
I like the second hook you suggested, it's a bit more compact than the hook I proposed, but it still gets the same message across. As for the source, Jansen doesn't directly state that the Matsumaedō was important in this regard, but he does mention the importance of the domain it went to. I just added a Japanese source that directly talks about the importance of the road in regards to the Russian interests in the area. Mccunicano 01:55, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
I'm afraid I don't read Japanese, so I must assume good faith. Let's go with ALT2 and Symbol voting keep.svg give the article the tick. Raymie (tc) 05:28, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Sheep Meadow

Improved to Good Article status by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 13:38, 11 September 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg The article is newly promoted to GA, neutral, and well referenced. Because of the huge number of sources I ran the article through Earwig's copyvio detector; it showed a close match to a source from the NY Daily News, meaning part of the "Use in media" section should be reworded (see the comparison here). I much prefer ALT1, which I think is more interesting to a broad audience, and the hook facts are cited. Also waiting on a QPQ (pinging Epicgenius). 97198 (talk) 11:08, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
  • @97198: Thanks for the review. I have done a QPQ, and also added an ALT2 - see what you think about that. epicgenius (talk) 14:37, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
  • @Epicgenius: Do you feel strongly about combining the two articles into one hook? In my opinion the individual hooks are certainly interesting enough to stand on their own, but if you would prefer to combine them that's up to you. I'll hold off on giving this one the tick until we've decided, so it doesn't get accidentally promoted in the meantime. 97198 (talk) 07:23, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  • @97198: I don't really have an opinion one way or the other. I just threw out ALT2 as a suggestion, since it's interesting that Central Park had these two features (to me at least). If you think these would be better as two separate hooks, that's also fine. epicgenius (talk) 14:09, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Approving the original hook and ALT1. If somebody else wants to review the Dairy nomination and likes the combined hook, I'm also happy with ALT2. 97198 (talk) 01:24, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

The Dairy

Created by Buckyboot (talk) and Epicgenius (talk). Nominated by Epicgenius (talk) at 00:33, 11 September 2019 (UTC).

  • Also pinging @97198:, who also reviewed the Sheep Meadow article, in regards to ALT2. epicgenius (talk) 14:37, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg @Epicgenius: All the usual checks out. Good to go! Juxlos (talk) 22:25, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Jan Fortune (writer)

Created by Thecelluloidvoid (talk), Lord Bolingbroke (talk), and SL93 (talk). Nominated by SL93 (talk) at 01:55, 13 September 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article was created within the seven day time frame, is over the required prose size and has no copyvio concerns. Hook has a reliable source with an inline citation. QPQ provided, good to go. Kosack (talk) 10:52, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Darrington, Washington

Improved to Good Article status by SounderBruce (talk). Self-nominated at 04:46, 14 September 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg I have reviewed this DYK extremely thoroughly, since I was skeptical enough written information actually existed to get Darrington to GA. However, the article is even better composed than the town is constructed (I just wish it mentioned it was a filming location for WarGames), so congratulations. There is no obvious copyvio, it is NPOV, and length compliant. Both hooks are inline cited to RS. This is ready! Chetsford (talk) 05:01, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Unfortunately, I can't find any reliable sources that list Darrington as a filming location. A fansite does point to a phone booth in the general vicinity of Darrington, but it's closer to Oso at that point. SounderBruce 05:24, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Timebomb (Tove Lo song)

  • ... that Tove Lo wrote the plot for her music video "Timebomb", inspired about the "kind of love that can't last forever because it isn't allowed to or it's not socially accepted"?

Improved to Good Article status by Paparazzzi (talk). Self-nominated at 01:49, 12 September 2019 (UTC).

Article made a GA on 11 Sept 19' and nominated within time. This is the users 4th DYK, QPQ not applicable. Article passes DYK criteria. However please could you just help with the source of the hook and accordingly clarify where the quoted words have been taken from. Symbol question.svg DiplomatTesterMan (talk) 06:50, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
Whoops. My mistake. The line is in the article and cited aptly.
Pass from my side. Symbol confirmed.svg DiplomatTesterMan (talk) 07:13, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
Thank you so much! Regards, Paparazzzi (talk) 23:31, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on September 12[edit]

Embioptera

  • ... that the silk made by webspinners is produced from glands on their front legs?
    • ALT1:... that many species of webspinner offer maternal care to their eggs, guarding them from egg parasitoids and driving away other webspinners?

Improved to Good Article status by Chiswick Chap (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk). Nominated by Cwmhiraeth (talk) at 10:03, 17 September 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Qualifies as a new GA. Good to go. Ergo Sum 04:30, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Zambrów massacre

Created by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 05:37, 13 September 2019 (UTC).

I don't know about your math, - it's today or tomorrow, right. Please decide if the massacre needs a "the" as in the hooks, or not as in the article. I'll read further. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:26, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
It needs copy-editing, and I'm not the one to do it right now, - busy day today. Sorry. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:30, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
I'll ping User:Nihil novi, who sometimes help c/e Polish topics. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 10:22, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
I've copyedited the article, and also the alternative DYK text. Please let me know of any questions or concerns.
Thanks you. Nihil novi (talk) 11:48, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for the ce, - reads much clearer to me now. I'd still not know if we say big war crime or large war crime, and perhaps leave it out altogether? I prefer ALT1, therefore, and for giving a factual - horrible - number. Is there a way to replace "massacred", to avoid duplication of the term? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:46, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
Ping User:Nihil novi. I guess we could say murdered instead? No objection to anyone editing the hook to change it like this, let's keep this moving so it could be DYKed close to the anniversary. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 14:40, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
"Murdered" is fine. One of the "greatest" war crimes is good too, if you consider the first version.
Nihil novi (talk) 22:05, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
Approving ALT1 also with "murdered", actually preferred. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:22, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
Symbol voting keep.svg Interesting facts, on good-looking sources, however almost all in Polish, which I have to accept AGF. The only English source just references one figure, so I can't say anything about copyvio. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:43, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
I've changed alt1 to use murdered per comments above. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 04:15, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Jerome Daugherty

Created by Ergo Sum (talk). Self-nominated at 20:40, 12 September 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Date and length fine. However @Ergo Sum: I have noticed a contradiction. The Dentist School article doesn't even mention Daugherty, which if he was part of the establishment would have been something that should be included. Also I think that the claim in the article should be clearer. Otherwise QPQ is done, no close paraphrasing, picture not used. Ping me when the above is done and I'll pass it. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 06:28, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
    • @The C of E: I wrote the Dental School article before writing this one, so that's one explanation. As far as I'm aware, it's not a requirement of DYK (or even GA/FA) that articles be mutually reciprocal in their content. That being said, I've made a small addition to the dental article to note Daugherty. For the second question, what clarity do you find lacking? It reads fairly straightforwardly to me. Ergo Sum 13:57, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Jeannette Guyot

Note the parachute wings on her uniform
Note the parachute wings on her uniform
  • ... that Jeannette Guyot (pictured) was one of France's most decorated women agents?
Source: "and became one of France’s most highly decorated agents." The Telegraph
Source: "She was also one of only two women awarded the American Distinguished Service Cross, the second highest American decoration after the Medal of Congress, during the Second World War."The Telegraph "...the Distinguished Service Cross, one of only two women to receive it..."The Scotsman *Jeannette Guyot was one of only two women awarded the Distinguished Service Cross in World War II or since... (P4)
  • Reviewed: Timebomb (Tove Lo song)
  • Comment: "and since" in ALT2 is a biggie, but the cite, so does it stay or do the two words go?

Created by DiplomatTesterMan (talk). Self-nominated at 14:32, 12 September 2019 (UTC).

  • Started the QPQ. Your verson of ALT1 is better. Crossing the one above out. DiplomatTesterMan (talk) 06:53, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
  • My QPQ passed into the staging area... also, Sceptre, your DYK hook is better but doesn't it suggest that she is one of only two women EVER... which is not confirmed is it... then again the article does clarify it. Your review :D.... what do you say? DiplomatTesterMan (talk) 14:46, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
My reading of the source is that the "ever" is pretty explicit. Sceptre (talk) 15:08, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
Then I guess I don't have to fix anything else for this DYK. Can you pass it? DiplomatTesterMan (talk) 15:51, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
Of course. :). Symbol confirmed.svg Sceptre (talk) 18:05, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on September 13[edit]

Andrei Volozhinsky

  • ... that with his appointment to head the 12th Submarine Squadron, Rear-Admiral Andrei Volozhinsky commanded almost 14% of strategic Russian warheads and 63% of Russia's naval strategic nuclear forces? Source: In Russian, "Rear Admiral Andrei Volozhinsky, who graduated from the General Staff Academy this summer, became the commander of the 12th squadron ... The status of the 12th ... six "Delfins" carry 96 RSM-54 missiles with 384 nuclear warheads - this is almost 14% of the total number of all strategic Russian warheads and 63% of naval strategic nuclear forces." ([11])

Created by Spokoyni (talk). Self-nominated at 14:41, 13 September 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg Article is new and substantively long. Citations are present throughout, including Ref #2 supporting the hook fact inline. AGF as I do not speak Russian. Article appears to be neutrally written. QPQ done. – Muboshgu (talk) 20:44, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Starrett City, Brooklyn

  • ... that after the creation of a private police force in the 1970s, Starrett City went from being one of New York City's most dangerous neighborhoods to one of its safest? Source: NY Magazine; NY Times 1979
    • ALT1:... that to circumvent a racial quota struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court, apartments at Starrett City were left vacant instead of being rented to black and Hispanic families? Source: NY Times 1990
    • ALT2:... that Starrett City is said to be the largest federally assisted rental property in the United States? Source: NY Times 2017

Improved to Good Article status by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 21:24, 13 September 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg New enough Good Article. All the hooks are cited and in the article (AGF on the Times archive material). All the hooks are good, though I think ALT0 and ALT1 are probably the most likely to be promoted. QPQ present. Raymie (tc) 18:19, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Lü Peijian

  • ... that a few months after Lü Peijian was appointed China's Auditor General, he announced the discovery of more than US$1.6 billion worth of tax evasion, fraud, and waste? Source: Washington Post

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 01:57, 15 September 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Hi Zanhe, review follows: article created 13 September; article exceeds minimum length; article is well written and cited inline throughout to what appear to be reliable sources; I didn't notice any close paraphrasing from the English-language sources; hook is interesting enough and cited in the article (started as auditor general March 1985, announced findings in August); QPQ has been completed - Dumelow (talk) 07:06, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Fifth Avenue/53rd Street station

Improved to Good Article status by Kew Gardens 613 (talk). Nominated by Epicgenius (talk) at 21:10, 13 September 2019 (UTC).

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Red XN - ALT1 needs to have a citation immediately after the end of the sentence ("...each platform.") for DYK compliance. The hook tweaked so that it is "showing objects at" or however the book source is wording it; as it stands, the article and hook do not match.
  • Interesting: Green tickY

QPQ: Red XN - Not done
Overall: Symbol question.svg Going to AGF on the sourcing in ALT1, which I find to be equally interesting to ALT0. Just needs a QPQ and those changes I mentioned. The wording of ALT0 needs a bit of work too, since it flows awkwardly. Perhaps "... that some locked exit gates at Fifth Avenue/53rd Street station trapped passengers attempting to exit in the evenings?" SounderBruce 04:45, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

    • @SounderBruce: Thanks for the review. Subway Nut is really used only as a photo citation. I have trimmed its use considerably, nonetheless. I also have now done a QPQ. epicgenius (talk) 14:07, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
      • Symbol voting keep.svg The hook citation issue has been fixed, and I'm still 50-50 on allowing the SubwayNut citations to remain in place, but I won't give you a hard time over it. Just make sure to scrub them from future GAs, because it is really borderline. SounderBruce 06:29, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
        • @SounderBruce: While I agree that using citations from SubwayNut are not preferrable, for most stations, there is no other option. What other acceptable citations would there be? Other than getting access to station blueprints or the link, I can't see any.--Kew Gardens 613 (talk) 10:22, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Military Intelligence Corps Band

The Military Intelligence Corps Band pictured in 2013
The Military Intelligence Corps Band pictured in 2013

Created by Chetsford (talk). Self-nominated at 17:44, 13 September 2019 (UTC).

Symbol confirmed.svg Article is long enough and new enough; no sourcing, copyright, or content issues were found. Hook has good source and meets length and format criterion. However, QPQ is pending. Image is original work of United States Government so it is Public Domain.--Orygun (talk) 01:54, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on September 14[edit]

Adele Zay

Improved to Good Article status by SusunW (talk) and Ipigott (talk). Nominated by SusunW (talk) at 20:13, 14 September 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article was recently promoted to GA status. Only pings on Earwigs are from some long proper titles. QPQ has been completed. Hooks are netural, short enough for DYK, and cite reliable sources. Personally prefer ALT0. Morgan695 (talk) 01:08, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Sean Morrison (footballer)

  • ... that footballer Sean Morrison was described as being "45 minutes from death" after undergoing emergency surgery? Source: The Express
    • ALT1:... that footballer Sean Morrison was described as being "45 minutes from death" after undergoing emergency surgery for a burst appendix? Source: Same as above
  • Reviewed: Women's Defence Relief Corps
  • Comment: I've omitted the reason for surgery from the main hook to potentially increase intrigue. The ALT1 contains it if anyone thinks it's more appropriate.

Improved to Good Article status by Kosack (talk). Self-nominated at 10:45, 14 September 2019 (UTC).

  • @Kosack: Symbol question.svg (QPQ pending) New enough good article. The hook is cited and matched by the source. It's probably the promoter's decision to include the appendix part or not; it's basically the same hook. When the QPQ is done, this will be tick-able. Raymie (tc) 16:47, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  • @Raymie: Thanks for the review, I've added in my QPQ for this one now. Kosack (talk) 20:18, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Here's the tick! Raymie (tc) 20:21, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Charles E. de M. Sajous

Created by 97198 (talk). Self-nominated at 14:05, 14 September 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Hi 97198, review follows: article created 14 September; article exceeds minimum length; article is well written and cited inline throughout to reliable sources; I didn't notice any overly close paraphrasing outside of common phrases and proper nouns; awards in hook fact check out to the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the "father of endocrinology" part checks out to the book source though I note it states that "some call him the 'father' of American endocrinology". This is enough in my opinion to back up the hook, though the promoter might, at their discretion, introduce "called by some" into the hook; QPQ has been completed, looks good to me - Dumelow (talk) 07:12, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on September 15[edit]

Shadrack Frimpong

Created by Enwebb (talk). Self-nominated at 14:34, 15 September 2019 (UTC).


QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg An interesting little article about an enterprising young man. Great work! 23 editor (talk) 16:14, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

23 editor Template:DYK checklist unfortunately can't parse comments in the fields it uses as a sign of approval, only the 'y' tag. Without this parsing, the template won't realise the review has been passed and promote to the approved nom page. Since you've approved the hook, I've been bold and fixed the template formatting so that the bot will transfer it over. If you disagree at all with my edit, please feel completely free to revert! Spokoyni (talk) 15:07, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on September 16[edit]

Hollow Dogū

Hollow Dogū
Hollow Dogū

Miho Museum, ed. (2012). 土偶・コスモス [Dogū, a Cosmos] (in Japanese and English). Hatori Press. p. 295.

Created by Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk). Self-nominated at 00:23, 18 September 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg New enough, long enough, QPQ present. Must assume good faith on the hook source (offline), but it's in the article as well. My only question, and this isn't related to the tick, is that I'm not sure if the (NT) makes sense to a lot of people who aren't familiar with the subject area. I'd probably have left it off the hook. Raymie (tc) 05:19, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks - I've expanded the NT to National Treasure to make it clearer, but I guess this could always be left out by the queue-builder, Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 07:06, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

John D. Whitney

Created by Ergo Sum (talk). Self-nominated at 00:20, 17 September 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough, long enough, neutrally written, well referenced, no close paraphrasing seen. Images are public domain. Hook is interesting, verified, and cited inline. QPQ done. Good to go. Yoninah (talk) 20:39, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Special occasion holding area[edit]

September 28 (request from EEng)[edit]

J. J. Stiffler

  • ... that J. J. Stiffler's "unparalleled ... landmark" Theory of Synchronous Communications (1971) sprang from NASA's need for power-efficient synchronization of data transmission for its space probes? Posner: "The deep-space program and its need for power-efficient sync of carrier, subcarrier, symbol, bit, word, and frame have led to a whole book on synchronization by ... Stiffler." SCHOLTZ: "unparalleled in its comprehensive treatment of the synchronization problems of time-discrete communications. Undoubtedly Stiffler’s book is a landmark in the theoretical development of synchronous communications"

Created by EEng (talk). Self-nominated at 06:54, 8 September 2019 (UTC).

  • Review by Maile
QPQ
  • QPQ provided, and not used on any other nomination
Eligibility
  • Article created September 8, 2019
  • 2961 characters (429 words) "readable prose size" 3178 characters after a few edit tweaks by nominator
Sourcing
  • Need to fix Citation 4 that says Hmag; error message says it's not pointing to anything citation error fixed — Maile (talk) 01:03, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Otherwise, verifiable sourcing used
Hook
  • Hooks sourcing verified
  • Original hook is 195 characters
Images
  • No images used on nomination
Copyvio check
  • Spot check shows no issues of concern
  • Earwig's tool says 0.0% chance of a violation.

@EEng: You need to fix Citation 4, but everything else looks good. — Maile (talk) 23:51, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

Oops, how sloppy of me, fixed. I’ll be adding some images, so I’ll ping you back when I’m 100% done. Thanks to David Eppstein for enhancing the Research section. EEng 03:44, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
All right, Maile66, we're ready for our tick. EEng 23:17, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Symbol confirmed.svg Issues fixed, and this nomination is good to go. Note special date request above for "whatever slot covers about 1500-1700 UTC on September 28, 2019" — Maile (talk) 01:03, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

October 3 (German reunification)[edit]

Memorial and Education Centre Andreasstrasse

Former Stasi prison, Erfurt, Germany
Former Stasi prison, Erfurt, Germany

Source: Wüstenberg, Jenny (2017) Civil Society and Memory in Postwar Germany, p 223 + "Dies war ein Meilenstein der Friedlichen Revolution"-Voit, Jochen (2016). Gendenkstätte Andreasstraße: Haft, Diktatur und Revolution in Erfurt, p.4 + How ordinary people smashed the Stasi in The Local, 4 December 2014.

  • Reviewed: Eunice Parsons
  • Comment: Can it please go up on 3 October, the anniversary of German reunification

Created by Felixkrater (talk). Self-nominated at 13:12, 6 August 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg This impressive article, which I read with interest, is new enough and long enough. The image is appropriately licensed, the hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. A QPQ has been done. Request is for October 3rd. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:13, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

October 23 (Anniversary of release)[edit]

The Life and Deeds of the Immortal Leader Karađorđe

Improved to Good Article status by 23 editor (talk). Self-nominated at 15:51, 15 September 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg The article was promoted to GA status in time, and meets DYK requirements for length, neutrality, and paraphrasing. The hook facts are cited inline; the first one is probably the more significant fact so I think it should be the hook that should be promoted. I am assuming good faith for the source for ALT0 as the Google Books snippet that I could see is cut off, although English sources elsewhere appear to verify the fact. A QPQ has been done. @23 editor: Just as a question, would it be okay with you if this goes up as a special occasion hook on either October 23 or October 10 (the anniversary of the film's premiere)? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:54, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
That's exactly what I had in mind. October 23rd is preferable since that's when the film was actually released. October 10th is derived from the Julian Calendar, which is no longer officially in use. 23 editor (talk) 02:48, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
  1. ^ "KSJU deserves senate support". The Record. April 9, 1992. p. 10. Retrieved September 11, 2019.