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  • "Dominion Day" in NZ - the article itself says "Dominion Day was occasionally celebrated in New Zealand..." and goes on to talk about its possible revival. Is this actually a thing? The Rambling Man (talk) 06:14, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Parthenon - multiple referencing issues. The Rambling Man (talk) 06:18, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Until such a time that Wikipedia recognises only one or the other, for World War I/First World War, we should acknowledge and respect the target article, so in this case it should be "World War I", not "First World War" for the "Battle of Polygon Wood" blurb. The Rambling Man (talk) 06:20, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
  • August Frank - while not orange tagged (yet), the sentence and commuting section makes some pretty bold and unreferenced claims about his sentencing, the commutation, his release and death. Quite important I'd say, given the context. The Rambling Man (talk) 06:26, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Lynn Anderson - inadequate referencing for discog. The Rambling Man (talk) 06:34, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

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  • Two architect hooks in one set, and inconsistently formatted? Not an error per se but the sort of thing that is normally avoided before being promoted to a queue. The Rambling Man (talk) 08:15, 24 September 2017 (UTC)
    • Two architect hooks is indeed not ideal, but I don't understand how they are inconsistently formatted? Thryduulf (talk) 00:00, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Why is an obviously-badly-compressed JPEG the photo for DYK instead of, say, the SVG of the San Tome and Principe flag? KMF (talk) 03:51, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
  • 2nd hook St Collins Lane - has been moved to St. Collins Lane. Please add fullstop (St.) and update link. Thanks JennyOz (talk) 04:42, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

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General discussion

TFP (picture) not on mobile

I'm just curious. Why is WP:TFP (picture OTD) not showing in (my) mobile view? Would be so much nicer! Any past discussions? -DePiep (talk) 23:12, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

For years, TFA and ITN have been the only main page content loaded on mobile versions of wikipedia. See prior discussion e.g. here (on WP:VPT) and here (on Talk:Main Page). There are probably more previous threads if you go digging around in the archives enough... Caeciliusinhorto (talk) 07:46, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, led me straight to the answer. (It omitted is to keep mobile main page lean for high loading speed). -DePiep (talk) 08:15, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
We are 8 years on from that original consideration however. It's no longer the primary reason we don't include that section. It's mostly because we still don't have a responsive main page, instead of one based on tables. If we would then that would simply be shown, and not this excerpt, which is a mechanism that has since been deprecated. Unfortunately main page designs have proven to be so controversial that few people want to give a go at that. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 08:37, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

Tags placed on current DYK

Can someone explain to me why KATMAKROFAN keeps insisting that Plated (meal kits), which is currently on the main page should be tagged. I may be too close to the article, but I don't understand the complaints.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 04:59, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

@TonyTheTiger: Not the first time this has happened. See Talk:Bee Free Honee. KMF has two things, I can deduce: a strong antipathy to Shark Tank, and an equally strong antipathy to talking about it when people question edits made based on that antipathy. Daniel Case (talk) 20:02, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
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