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Proper non-promotional English would be "Dr Pepper soft drink", not "Dr Pepper brand soft drink". KMF (talk) 01:39, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

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Hi. The name, Pillars of Creation, should be italicized, a named photograph. Thanks. Randy Kryn (talk) 02:39, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

The photo caption is misleading; it was photographed many times prior to 1995 (at lower resolution) using other telescopes. I suggest "The Pillars of Creation, a series of elephant trunks of interstellar gas and dust in the Eagle Nebula, were the subject of a famous Hubble Space Telescope photograph taken in 1995. They are so named because the depicted gas and dust, while being eroded by the light from nearby stars, are in the process of creating new stars. Shown here is a 2011 rephotograph, which was unveiled in 2015 as part of the telescope's 25th anniversary celebrations." WolfmanSF (talk) 03:01, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

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I've just added this image: [1] to the OTD template for tomorrow, having protected it, but it now occurs to me that although it is public domain in the US it may not be eligible for main page use due to the "This image might not be in the public domain outside of the United States". Does anybody know the answer to that? Thanks  — Amakuru (talk) 08:56, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

@Amakuru: to be hosted on Commons it needs to be public domain in the US and in the home country of origin. Seattle (talk) 02:16, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
@Seattle: OK, thanks - and the rules for inclusion on the main page are basically identical to the rules for hosting in Commons are they? i.e. no fair use, but anything public domain in the US/country of origin, plus anything with appropriate CC etc. licence?  — Amakuru (talk) 21:17, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Natalie Wood

Natalie Wood was born 20 July 1938. She was one of the most popular actresses of the mid-20th century. I strongly believe her birthday should be listed on the main page. DavidSteinle (talk) 14:06, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Anyone can make suggestions, at the relevant project, which is WP:OTD in this case. The Rambling Man (talk) 14:12, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
There's some unreferenced material which will need to be dealt with before it can appear as part of OTD. Mjroots (talk) 15:34, 22 July 2017 (UTC)
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