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Contents

Count of DYK Hooks
Section # of Hooks # Verified
October 4 1
October 6 1
October 9 1
October 22 1
November 2 2
November 3 1
November 4 1 1
November 5 1
November 6 1 1
November 7 2 1
November 8 3 3
November 9 1
November 11 2 2
November 13 3 3
November 14 3 2
November 15 5 2
November 16 5 5
November 17 4 3
November 18 10 8
November 19 2 1
November 20 9 7
November 21 6 6
November 22 5 5
November 23 9 8
November 24 8 5
November 25 8 4
November 26 7 6
November 27 11 10
November 28 15 11
November 29 6 5
November 30 20 13
December 1 5 3
December 2 10 8
December 3 10 7
December 4 6 4
December 5 10 7
December 6 8 8
December 7 6 4
December 8 10 5
December 9 8 5
December 10 8 5
December 11 10 8
December 12 6 5
December 13 3 1
December 14 7 7
December 15 1 1
December 16 9 4
December 17
Total 271 194
Last updated 03:31, 17 December 2017 UTC
Current time is 05:01, 17 December 2017 UTC [refresh]

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Instructions for other editors

How to promote an accepted hook

  • 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...
    • 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 original hook to Prep 3", preview, and save

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 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.
  • Add a link to the nomination subpage at Wikipedia:Did you know/Removed to help in tracking removals.

Nominations

Approved nominations

Articles created/expanded on October 4

Tawhai Hill, Kānuka Hills, Pūkio Stream

Created by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 08:21, 4 October 2017 (UTC).

  • I have reservations. I assume the author means well, but inclusion of this term on the front page of Wikipedia would be extremely disruptive to the business of getting an encyclopedia built, and could have the unintended consequence of causing Wikipedia to be inaccessible to users who are forced to go through content filters, such as schools. For some topics, this may be good practice. But weighing the cost for the benefit, I have to wonder if this is appealing to much beyond a prurient interest. Would the hook be interesting if not for the shock factor? If not, then I'd say it's gratuitous. Is there a way to rewrite the hook in a way that doesn't hold such potential to be disruptive? The articles themselves have very little information about these locations aside from the use of this word in their names, and just barely meet the length criteria for a DYK article. Might I propose something like: ... that in New Zealand, the original place names of Tawhal Hill, Kanuka Hill, and Pūkio Stream all included a racial slur? Owlsmcgee (talk) 08:37, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Indeed, works of literature are covered under WP:Notcensored in my understanding, as are articles intended to create a better understanding of things we deem offensive. Nonetheless, there is also WP:NOTFREESPEECH. We're not engaged in a discussion of the three articles' right to exist (I am in favor), but only whether they should be synthesized and promoted on the front page of Wikipedia, despite its considerable potential to create a disruptive environment and an unwelcoming environment for editors of color. Your article is not being censored, by any means. Whether it should be promoted is another discussion, and one I hope other editors will weigh in on, but I'd also say this fits under WP:Offensive material, in particular: "Offensive material should be used only if its omission would cause the article to be less informative, relevant, or accurate, and no equally suitable alternative is available." Inclusion of a racial slur in a DYK does not, in my opinion, increase the quality of the articles you created, and the inclusion of a racial slur, when other words can be substituted, does not make Wikipedia more informative, relevant, or accurate. I believe a suitable alternative is possible, and I hope you will work with me to come to a consensus on an ALT wording of your hook. Thank you for tolerating my concerns! -Owlsmcgee (talk) 10:14, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Under WP:DYKHOOK, the hook must be "hooky". I feel that in using the other names it doesn't draw people in as much as the former names do. Also it isn't promoting those names, the hook clearly portrays them in a negative light which is right to do. But it would make people want to read about why and the change was made and the process about it. I am treating it encyclopedic as I feel that not including them also make it less informative as these are historic names that only got changed last year after 150ish years of bearing that name. I still prefer to use the originals as I feel it is the best hook that balances the names and public opinion on them. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 15:01, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
  • I honestly don't see what the issue is. There have been a few other instances of Nigger being on the main page as I recall.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 20:30, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
  • I, too, have reservations; The C of E is no stranger to hooks with this kind of shock value and potential controversy and the subsequent resistance to their use. Using the word "Nigger", bolded, three times in a single hook is akin to waving a red flag in front of a bull, and completely unnecessary as well as inappropriate. The following hook would still be interesting, if far less controversial:
  • No, I don't like that s its a bit dull unless you explain what the "racially offensive" word was. I think we should still use the original. Or at least do this compromise: ALT2... that New Zealand's recently renamed Tawhai Hill, Kānuka Hills and Pūkio Stream use Māori-based names to replace ones based on the word "Nigger"? The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 08:15, 10 October 2017 (UTC)
Support the proposed ALT2. The original seems a little overboard, but we should not avoid the offensive term entirely. --Khajidha (talk) 11:45, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
I support the proposed ALT1. It is, in fact, a more intriguing hook, since it leaves some mystery to be looked into. bd2412 T 21:35, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
  • TonyTheTiger I've done a formal review and it all checks out, QPQ, timing, length, no copyvio or other plagiarism detected. The articles seem to give undue weight to the ethnically dubious etymology of the place names, but that will be handled by the discussion I presume. Anyway, now I am just waiting on a consensus to emerge on that discussion over at WT:DYK#Using the "N" word multiple times in a hook. I've stated my concern and am giving others room to speak on the issue. Owlsmcgee (talk) 02:48, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
  • I will echo here what NewYorkBrad has said in the discussion at WP:DYK. The proposed hook should not be used. bd2412 T 02:57, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
  • I agree. This should not be used. SarahSV (talk) 06:15, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
  • What is the history of the N-word (and F-word) on the main page. I recall The Motherfucker with the Hat being on the main page in uncensored form. I seem to remember a book or manual with the N-word on the main page. I am not a fan of the N-word, but support consistency in employing censorship (or not employing it). I am aware main page standards are changing because I have seen tags put on two of my main page entries in the last month, so maybe I need to catch up.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 12:46, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
    • WP:OTHERSTUFFEXISTS. This is not a question of conforming to past behavior, but advocacy of a course of action that is either maliciously provocative or completely ignorant. Either way, this should lead to DYK topic bans all around for its advocates. bd2412 T 12:57, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
      • BD2412, LOL. Let me get this straight. If I express an opinion different from yours, I should be topic banned? There is an ongoing unresolved debate going on you know. It is possible that there might be a cogent argument that you have not thought of. (The LOL is in no way related to the subject, just the immaturity of someone who thinks anyone who disagrees with them should be topic banned.)--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 21:20, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
        • This is not expressing a different opinion, this is either straight-up GNAA-style trolling, or falling for such trolling. It is exhibiting so complete an absence of the editorial judgment as to make continued access to the main page untenable. bd2412 T 21:23, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
  • To prevent confusion between The C of E's original ALT2 and Jo-Jo Eumerus's new ALT2, I have changed the latter to "ALT2.5" and adjusted Abyssal's comment accordingly. BlueMoonset (talk) 19:06, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
  • The slur is not part of the title. There is no legitimate editorial need to include it in the hook at all. bd2412 T 19:15, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
  • And since when is the hooked fact supposed to be part of the title of the article? --Khajidha (talk) 19:30, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
  • The hooked fact is that the names "contained a racial slur"; there is no legitimate editorial need to include the actual slur. bd2412 T 19:48, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
  • How about ALT4: ... that New Zealand recently renamed Tawhai Hill, Kānuka Hills and Pūkio Stream from names containing a racially offensive term? bd2412 T 19:52, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
    • I am withdrawing my proposed ALT4 in favor of endorsing ALT1, which has the same effect. bd2412 T 21:25, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
  • The article needs to be rewritten. It's currently just 277 words readable prose size, yet it contains the n-word nine times in the text/infobox and three in the references. SarahSV (talk) 19:50, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
    • Word count doesn't matter, it's character count that does according to the DYK rules. The Royal C (talk) 20:05, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
      • The Royal C, that wasn't the point I was making. SarahSV (talk) 21:35, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
  • I am a bit curious on whether a subject can be made notable only for the fact that its name was controversial. I don't actually believe that any of these articles would really survive an AFD. They are just Hills that all were renamed after a bit of controversy. There is no encyclopedic content on any of the hills.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 21:31, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
    • Tony, I agree. SarahSV (talk) 21:35, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
      • They could reasonably be merged into Canterbury, New Zealand#Geography. bd2412 T 21:43, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
        • That would be better. SarahSV (talk) 21:54, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
          • Proposed, at Talk:Canterbury, New Zealand#Proposed merge. bd2412 T 22:04, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
            • I think that is a bit of a back-door deletion. I think it would be fairer to have a full deletion discussion about all of the options at WP:AFD. Possible outcomes include merge, but we should not open the discussion with that as the only alternative.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 22:12, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
              • I have no inherent objection to that course of action, but I think it would inevitably be a slower and more involved process. bd2412 T 22:46, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
                • I think it is the proper process. We never want to just excise content on WP. Almost anything but a WP:CSD should remain an open debate for a week anyways. I am hoping someone else will administer to the nomination, but if not, I'll get to it in a couple of hours.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 23:08, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
  • I have opened Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Tawhai Hill--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 01:42, 13 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg Putting the nomination on hold per DYK rules until the AfD has closed. BlueMoonset (talk) 02:04, 13 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Striking the original hook per consensus here and at WT:DYK. BlueMoonset (talk) 19:49, 5 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Owlsmcgee formally reviewed this nomination some time ago. I agree that each of the three articles are long enough and new enough and conform with the other DYK criteria. The articles have survived AfD and the hook has been discussed on the DYK discussion page. The consensus there seems to be that the best hook to use is ALT1, so I am approving ALT1 and striking the remainder. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 14:00, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
  • I disagree. I think we should let the promoter decide and I do believe that ALT2 or ALT2.5 are better. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 16:15, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
  • First, that is not happening. A random promoter can not overrule the consensus of the community, which is clear on this matter. Second, you are not off the hook yet. I will be initiating the appropriate procedures to topic-ban you from DYK for your conduct in this matter, whether that conduct arises from malicious intent or merely astoundingly poor judgment. bd2412 T 16:30, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Restriking ALT2 and ALT2.5 per Cwmhiraeth's review, as they were not approved. BlueMoonset (talk) 17:46, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
  • This DYK should not go ahead. The articles were created to highlight the offensive words. These are not encyclopaedic entries and not what DYK is for. That the AfD failed is not a reason to move forward. SarahSV (talk) 18:28, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
  • I did not approve this (a clarification) and to be frank, we have not come anywhere close to a "consensus" on the topic. A consensus is not a vote, it's a mutually agreed-upon compromise. This has not been reached, and seems like we have a good deal's worth of work to do to get there. - Owlsmcgee (talk) 05:53, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
  • The fact that people are offensive, and have been offensive, is obvious and there is no reason to demonstrate that point on the main page. Listing offensive names is only for the lulz—no one needs to be reminded that the internet is not censored. I don't see why articles on unimportant geographic features should be listed on the main page, but ALT1 would be best if the nomination proceeds because it is intriguing and gives examples of Māori names which provides some encyclopedic value. Johnuniq (talk) 10:55, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
    • "[N]o one needs to be reminded that the internet is not censored." Frankly a sizable number of participants of this very discussion are evidence that such a reminder is necessary. Abyssal (talk) 16:38, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
      • You are free to plaster your user page with the 'N' word if it pleases you to defy "censorship" that way. However, you can't force the community to accept such gratuitous displays on the front page against consensus. bd2412 T 16:51, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
      • That comment suggests a misunderstanding of WP:NOTCENSORED which refers to the fact that an article about sex needs to discuss sex, and an article on anatomy needs to have pictures of anatomy, and nigger needs to use that word. NOTCENSORED applies to articles but its principle also applies to the main page. However, the principle is that WP:DUE content relevant for an encyclopedic explanation of the topic is not censored. While I understand the point bd2412 makes, I assure you that anyone who focused on writing nigger on their user page would be indeffed for displaying immaturity and poor judgment (WP:NOTHERE). Johnuniq (talk) 23:56, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
  • All, I want to make sure we don't get into simple stonewalling here. It seems to me that there is a general lack of consensus around the use of the N-word in the hook. Someone needs to compromise, and if there is no compromise reached soon, I think we need to cull this proposal. The C of E, I would encourage you to please pick, or suggest, a hook that does not use the N-word, or withdraw this DYK from consideration, or accept that this is simply too controversial among editors to go forward. Thanks! - Owlsmcgee (talk) 03:17, 10 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Technically its already been passed and is just waiting for promotion. But As I see there is a lot of strong opinion here, I will acquiesce and accept ALT1. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 08:00, 10 November 2017 (UTC)
  • No need to ping The Royal C, as that's an alternate account of The C of E. As I suggested ALT1, I'm hardly going to object to it now. BlueMoonset (talk) 21:31, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
  • I oppose ALT1 and all other variations. The DYK should not go ahead because the articles were created solely to highlight that word. That shouldn't be rewarded, and we ought not to lead readers to that word without good reason. SarahSV (talk) 22:18, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
  • The DYK should not proceed because the only reason to draw attention to these unimportant geographic features is to feature offensive terms. The motivation of those involved is irrelevant, but the effect of the DYK would be to use the main page for trolling, and that should be discouraged. Johnuniq (talk) 00:05, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Agree 100% with Johnuniq and I feel that nothing more needs to be said.Jorm (talk) 06:08, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
  • I agree that this sort of barely notable, stubby subject matter is not what DYK is intended to highlight. However, I also agree that if it were to proceed, ALT1 would be the wording to go with. bd2412 T 20:22, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Very belated, but while the AFD was not closed as delete, it did not close off the possibility of a merge. I believe these articles should be merged anyway, and quite ignoring the language issue, there simply isn't enough content to satisfy the length criterion anyway. There is almost nothing known about these geographic locations other than their names. Just close this nom. SnowFire (talk) 05:41, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg OK. After lengthy time and consideration I'm closing the nom here. Thanks everyone. -- Owlsmcgee (talk) 20:24, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Objection. On what grounds? This had already been passed in accordance with DYK procedure, it just seems there are a lot of extra comments expressing personal opinions afterwards but nothing overriding it on any policy based reason. Now it seems this is being closed on a whim without any policy based reason why. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 21:36, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
  • I endorse Owlsmcgee's close. bd2412 T 22:08, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
  • @The C of E: Having articles that do not seem to stand on their own is a policy-based objection. Anyway, I have opened a formal merge discussion at Talk:New Zealand Geographic Board - please take a look. SnowFire (talk) 04:30, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
  • I recall lengthy discussion about this DYK prior to my decision to close it. In my view, we were unable to reach a consensus about the language that was suitable for all parties. It seems to be the community consensus that this is not appropriate for a DYK. There are practical policy reasons provided by Snowfire and my own original reasoning stands - WP:NOTFREESPEECH - but I encourage you to take this to the Dispute Resolution Noticeboard if you disagree with my decision, as I don't intend to prolong this discussion any longer. I will also note that this passed on technical grounds, by my own assessment, but technical grounds do not mean it is appropriate for a DYK. I don't know of any policies that compel me to put forward a DYK simply because it meets the bare minimum of technical criteria, when the community consensus is that the articles are not interesting enough on their own to merit inclusion as a DYK. I have done my best here, but it seems we are at a deadlock, and I'd welcome a move to the noticeboard if you think it's appropriate. -- Owlsmcgee (talk) 05:33, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Also worth citing WP:GRATUITOUS, Wikipedia should not "include material simply because it is offensive, nor does it mean that offensive content is exempted from regular inclusion guidelines," but the content of the articles in this DYK are literally limited to the fact that their former place names were offensive. Strip that away as a factor for including them, and you are left with no compelling reason to highlight the articles as a DYK. -- Owlsmcgee (talk) 05:42, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg This cannot proceed while the merge discussion is ongoing, though if there is a consensus to close it regardless, I believe that would take precedence. BlueMoonset (talk) 07:07, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
  • @BlueMoonset: The merge discussion has concluded and Tawhai and Kanuka have been merged however Pukio has not and consesus is that it shouldn't. As such, this can now proceed with Pukio only, I have adapted ALT1 to cover it. ALT5... that New Zealand's recently renamed Pūkio Stream uses a Māori-based name to replace a racially offensive one from the late 1800s? Would we be able to restore the tick now? The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 11:10, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
  • This is not urbandictionary where it might be amusing to feature an unimportant stream because its former name was offensive. That is not the point of an encyclopedia or its main page. Johnuniq (talk) 21:59, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Owlsmcgee's citation to WP:GRATUITOUS stands. There was already substantial consensus that this was not a good fit, and the conclusion of the merge discussion does nothing to change that. Good job getting Pūkio Stream to its present state, though. bd2412 T 22:18, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 2

Mishmar HaEmek

Improved to Good Article status by Bolter21 (talk). Self-nominated at 09:16, 2 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg This is a newly-promoted GA and is long enough and nominated in a timely fashion. The article is neutral. Hooks ALT0 and ALT2 are approved while the source for ALT1 does not help me verify it, but I could accept it AGF. I am concerned about this finding by Earwig's tool which shows that much of the lead section is copied from another source. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:56, 10 November 2017 (UTC)
  • I agree with Cwmhiraeth that there is concerning close paraphrasing here, which extends beyond the example given, and suggest a GAR might be in order. For example, much of the Archaeology section is closely paraphrased or directly copied from this source. Nikkimaria (talk) 16:05, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
  • @Cwmhiraeth @Nikkimaria: I've rewritten the section and greatly diminished it to a more simple and encyclopedic form. I'll also do the same to the lead.--Bolter21 (talk to me) 16:37, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
  • On it. — LlywelynII 10:52, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

    Symbol question.svg Eh... for a GA, it seems to have some sourcing issues. Even ignoring the reliability of HuffPo (it's not high), ALT0 is cited to what is essentially a blog post by a former resident. He can be counted as a source for local lore but doesn't even bother to list the five Knesset members. Surely, they can be found on some database kept by the Israeli government. Similarly, UNESCO status should properly be sourced to a UNESCO database, not the Jerusalem Post, nice as they are. ALT2 is the most interesting by far but not supported at all even by its HuffPo blogpost, although it is focused on its socialist status; he says it's "in the minority" but that doesn't equate to "few". Kibbutz says there are 270 currently operating; 100 would be a minority, but not "few". That article has some other sources but not much in the way of hard numbers. It suggests at least 70 could still be socialist. It'd be nice to see the sourcing tightened up but, if that seems too much of a hassle, you could just rephrase ALT2 a little more carefully.

    After that, you still seem to have some things to rephrase to avoid copyvio issues. Just rephrase them or at least change the order of the lists you're copying.

    It's neither here nor there for the DYKN but I'm also curious why the alternate spellings like Ha'emek are completely unmentioned by the article, despite being used by your sources. Is there a WPISRAEL policy on that? or shouldn't they at least be mentioned in a footnote somewhere? — LlywelynII 11:30, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
  • ATL0 is actually a quite known fact about the kibbutz in Israel, something I presonally knew before I started working on the article. The "notable residents" section includes the names of all five Knesset members from Mishmar HaEmek. There are other sources for this fact mainly in Hebrew, but I found one in English from an article by ex-politician Yossi Sarid in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz: Israel's First Kibbutz-free Knesset - 25 December 2012. I'll add it to the article.
As for ATL1, I don't see a reason to doubt the Jerusalem Post on such a general statement. Here is the page in UNESCO's website: Megiddo (the name of the BR was changed in 2017 to Megiddo, as written in that page).
As for ATL2, the 2015-2016 yearbook of the Kibbutz Movement states only 18% of the kibbutzim are still cooperative. The yearbook is available only in Hebrew שנתון התנועה הקיבוצית - נתוני 2015/16 - מספר 14. A source for this is available in English. A summery of a study by Yad Tabenkin in the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research shows that in 2007 only 25% of the kibbutzim were cooperative at that year. I'll list both sources for English readers.--Bolter21 (talk to me) 12:04, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg G2G with ALT2 as the most interesting, given that we have sources that it's gotten below 20%. Thank you for indulging my desire to tighten up that sourcing even though, as we both noted, the Jerusalem Post is a fine organization. There are still a few prepositional phrases that could be reworded, but the worst of the repeated phrasing is all gone and (imo) there's nothing left worth holding up the nomination over, given the good work and long delay already. — LlywelynII 04:18, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg Can't say I agree with you on that one - IMO there is still quite a bit of too-close paraphrasing that could be reworked. Nikkimaria (talk) 05:12, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg That's interesting, but you're wrong. There isn't "quite a bit" and it's gotten to the order of individual phrases like "...of the Hashomer Hatzair movement...." far below the threshold of copyright violation and that, to "correct", would involve using awkward or infelicitous phrasing like "...of the movement of the Hashomer Hatzair", "...of the movement known as the Hashomer Hatzair", &c. There are some easily done bits ("constructed"→"built", e.g.) but the parts left are so fragmentary that it amounts to needless makework. The guy created a GA for us (thank you btw), already cleaned up the legitimate copying, and already tightened up his sourcing for the hooks to their proper place. Let it go, or at least wait for the promoter's opinion on the matter. — LlywelynII 23:33, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg I'm guessing based on your comment that you're relying solely on Earwig's tool to make that determination? It's a good start for catching instances of exact copying; that's not what I'm concerned about at this point. While "Tama is one of the biggest players in the worldwide market for this product and works with equipment makers such as John Deere. It has factories in three countries with a total number of 900 workers" is not identical to "Tama is by the far the biggest player in the worldwide market for this product, and that is serious business. The company, which works together with equipment makers such as John Deere, has factories in three countries and about 900 workers.", it is still an example of close paraphrasing. Nikkimaria (talk) 01:56, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg It'd be nice to have a third opinion on here from outside observers, as mentioned on the DYK talk page, so we can stop going back and forth like this. On the other hand, if that's the best example of a remaining issue that is left, the editor above just needs to reread WP:Close paraphrasing. It solely deals with borderline plagiarism owing to lack of attribution. This article has already been GA'ed; is fully cited; and, as above, doesn't have any copyvio worth holding up the nomination over. The only issue with the example given is that the number of workers seems to slightly disagree with the source, which should be corrected, but again isn't worth holding up the nomination over. — LlywelynII 18:11, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
  • That's not an accurate summary, but it appears there may be additional issues regarding incorrect/missing attribution: for example, the paragraph beginning "In the 1980s the kibbutz suffered from the bank stock crisis..." does not appear to be supported by the content of the cited source. A GAR for this article may be needed. Nikkimaria (talk) 18:28, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg I was surprised to see the tick, since I did respond at WT:DYK as requested, and my opinion was that what Nikkimaria highlighted was indeed close paraphrasing that needed to be fixed. I see the text is unchanged in the article despite the problem having been identified, which under the circumstances is not appropriate. It may be that Llywelyn II is the one who needs to recalibrate rather than Nikkimaria; as this is supposed to be a Good Article being promoted, it should unambiguously meet the GA standards. (We've had more than our fair share of nominated GAs, since they were allowed at DYK, that turned out to have significant copyvio and/or close paraphrasing, which is unfortunate in one sense, as they were promoted in this condition despite the criteria; in another, at least the problems were ultimately addressed.) BlueMoonset (talk) 03:13, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

Maeve Liston

  • ... that Maeve Liston played junior Gaelic football before becoming a rugby union player? Source: Donegal Democrat Ocean FM

Created by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 15:24, 2 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article created 2 November; Article exceeds minimum length (just!); Article is fully cited to reliable sources; Article appears to be free of any copyvio or close paraphrasing; hook is perhaps not that surprising but not uninteresting and cited; QPQ is done. I capitalised "Gaelic" in the hook and added "union" to clarify the code of rugby. Looks good to go - Dumelow (talk) 22:16, 2 November 2017 (UTC)
Note: AFD ongoing at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Maeve Liston. Will see what happens there first - Dumelow (talk) 22:51, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 3

Bhogeswari Phukanani

Created by Fitindia (talk). Self-nominated at 19:07, 3 November 2017 (UTC).

Symbol confirmed.svg Long enough (over 1,500 words), new enough (DYK? submitted on the same day that this article was created), QPQ done (Sophia (robot)), no obvious copyright violation, and excellent hook. Thus, it looks like this DYK? nomination is now good to go!
However, if you can find a picture for this article, that would be absolutely wonderful. Futurist110 (talk) 02:26, 5 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg The hook has a grammatical issue, and the article has significant prose problems and could use a good copyedit—it cannot be approved for the main page until these are dealt with. BlueMoonset (talk) 08:14, 5 November 2017 (UTC)
BlueMoonset I have changed the hook a bit. Please do have a look thank you.  FITINDIA  15:30, 5 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Fitindia, in addition to the prose issues I mentioned above, the series of events given in the article do not seem to agree with your sources—and the sources do not agree with each other on significant details leading up to her death. (Also, the most common spelling of her name seems to be "Bhogeswari", not "Bhogeshwari" as in the article title.) I've posted what I've found on the article's talk page. Before we get back to the hook, which isn't there yet, there needs to be significant work done to the article first. BlueMoonset (talk) 19:17, 5 November 2017 (UTC)
  • BlueMoonset Please give me a few days will re-write the article and address the issues which were bought up on the article talk page. Thank you  FITINDIA  06:21, 6 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Fitindia, please take the time you need. A week or even two, should you need that much time, is fine, and if you need longer, by all means ask for more time. BlueMoonset (talk) 07:00, 6 November 2017 (UTC)
  • BlueMoonset I have rewritten parts of it. Please do have a look. Thank you  FITINDIA  09:25, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
  • I'll try to look at it tonight; for now, I have updated the template to reflect the article's move to Bhogeswari Phukanani. BlueMoonset (talk) 17:29, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Hi @BlueMoonset: could you please have a look. Thank you 15:05, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg I would really like to get another experienced editor who has dealt with conflicting sources in the past to take a look at this. The two sources—the Pathak book published by Mittal and the Singh article from Assam Times—are quite different in what they say happened when Bhogeswari died, and I feel uncomfortable about the revisions dropping most of the former in favor of the latter, especially as I don't know which is likely to be most reliable. I honestly don't know what is best when sources disagree, but I suspect it may involve mentioning both possibilities. As matters stand now, I can't approve this, and I'm really not sure how to proceed. Perhaps a post to the DYK talk page (WT:DYK) would be the best course. BlueMoonset (talk) 02:36, 23 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Hi @BlueMoonset: what if we remove the part how she died? will that work. FITINDIA 09:17, 23 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Fitindia, I don't think the article would be long enough for DYK without that section, and without the general circumstances of her death, you lose the hook as well. BlueMoonset (talk) 03:43, 25 November 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 4

Macdonald hotspot, Macdonald seamount

  • ... that the Macdonald hotspot may have formed numerous volcanoes in the Pacific Ocean, from several Marshall Islands to the Macdonald seamount, which may become an island in the future? In this case, the Macdonald hotspot could be responsible for mid-Cretaceous volcanism in the northern Ralik Chain, The easiest track to unravel in the Cook-Austral chain is Macdonald. Macdonald Seamount rises to within 27 m of sealevel (Rubin and Macdougall, 1989) and has had several eruptions since it was first observed in 1969 (see Johnson, 1970; Johnson and Malahof, 1971). Our choice of its track starts at Macdonald, The evolution of volcano-seismie activity, as evidenced by the various surveys made at seven-year intervals, suggests that the searnount's emergence could occur relatively rapidly.

Moved to mainspace by Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk). Self-nominated at 15:11, 5 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg One of these articles is new and the other is a five-fold expansion. They are both new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, the articles are neutral and I detected no copyright issues. I have added ALT1, which is derived from the original hook, and I am approving both hooks. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:59, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 6

Bluestripe butterflyfish, Millet butterflyfish

Millet butterflyfish
Millet butterflyfish
  • ... that the millet butterflyfish (pictured) and the bluestripe butterflyfish are both endemic to the Hawaiian Islands and nearby atolls? Source: "This species is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands and Johnston Atoll" and "This species is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands"

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 07:19, 12 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Hooks are interestng enough, subject is interesting, both articles are well-sourced and the picture is appropriately licensed. Spot-checks indicate no copy-plag issues. There is one concern here: millet butterflyfish has not been 5x expanded (bluestripe butterflyfish has within the required time). However, the overall qualitative improvement to the article over the required time period - combined with the fact that it is nominated as part of a pair - is sufficient that I am willing to WP:IAR and approve it. - The Bushranger One ping only 23:39, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg Regrettably, the expansion of millet butterflyfish is simply not enough to qualify for an IAR exception; this is one thing that DYK is not flexible on. We allow plenty of extra time and tries to get to the 5x expansion level once the nomination is made, but we're pretty strict on the actual number of characters. If it had been a hundred or so short I might not have said anything, but this had 515 prose characters prior to expansion and should have grown to 2575 characters; it is now 1892 prose characters, only a 3.67x expansion. Cwmhiraeth, I hope you can find enough material for another 683 prose characters; it's about half the amount you originally added to the article before nominating it (1377 characters). BlueMoonset (talk) 15:53, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Sorry about that. I must have moved on to something else before I had fully expanded the millet butterflyfish. I have enlarged it now and reckon it is currently 2642 characters. @The Bushranger: If you are happy with it, please could you renew the tick. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:42, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
  • @BlueMoonset: Ah, I'll remember that from now on, thanks. @Cwmhiraeth:, no worries, if I had a quarter for every time I went "I know I did that-!" I'd be swimming in cups of coffee. The added material takes it over the bar with 67 characters to spare, so I beleive this is good now. Symbol confirmed.svg - The Bushranger One ping only 22:48, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 7

West African bichir

  • ... that the West African bichir, a freshwater fish, can both breathe air and can communicate with thumps and moans?

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 20:58, 13 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Article is new enough, but length has only been increased by 2.9X (from 1659 to 4871) David notMD (talk) 22:45, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
@David notMD: I'm not quite sure how you are measuring the size. I have a tool "page size" to the left of my dashboard and clicking on that, the article currently has 1891 B, and at the last edit before I started expanding it, it had 178 B. Or there is "DYK check" which you can install following instructions above. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:15, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
@Cwmhiraeth: As I said, new to this. I have "Page information" in my toolbar and "View history" at the top. Both show size at 4873 bytes, and View history shows size before you started as 1659. My guess is this refers to total bytes, and what you describe (from 178 to 1891) refers to prose-only bytes. If you can confirm this and confirm that prose length is the criteria for measuring size increase for qualifying for DNY, I will reverse my objection, and then continue by looking at content.
Also, can you add a Wikilink to Bichir, and then within the West African bichir article, add a bit of text to the Description to differentiate it from the other bichirs. Can you clear the red out of ref #4? I think the webpage is now www.seriouslyfish.com. Consider adding text about this bichir as an aquarium species? For ref #8, I changed the citation so that it now goes to the correct page (page number 170 in the book but link needed to go to 165. David notMD (talk) 13:01, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
@David notMD: "Page information" does not give the same information as "page size". I can assure you that the expansion needed by DYK refers to the text size, now 2159 B as compared to the 178 B the article had before I started editing it. The description section is divided in two parts. The first part is about bichirs in general while the second parts describes this species. As for differentiating it from other species, that depends on what the source states. Often it will say that, for example, it has 58 vertebrae, and although not explicit, this is probably a distinguishing feature. I have done the other things you mentioned. Although they improved the article, they are not DYK requirements. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 14:05, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go. I noticed that for other articles proposed for 5X size increase, reviewers often used the DYK review to ask for additional improvements, so I did the same. Still a very obscure article (40-50 visits per month), but improved. David notMD (talk) 20:58, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but do not see a full DYK review, so I will provide one. 5x expansion verified. New enough, long enough, well referenced, neutrally written, no close paraphrasing seen in online sources. QPQ done. Hook ref verified and cited inline. However, I wonder if you could jazz up the hook a little? Like:
  • ALT1: ... that West African bichir on the attack emit a series of thumps, while those fleeing respond with moans? Yoninah (talk) 22:03, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Thank you for the review. ALT1 is acceptable. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:01, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
  • @Cwmhiraeth: Thank you. I think it should be added that this is a fish:
  • ALT1a: ... that on the attack, the West African bichir freshwater fish emits a series of thumps, while those fleeing respond with moans?
  • ALT2 ... that thumps and moans coming from a West African swamp may indicate the presence of certain air-breathing fish? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:28, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Calling on new reviewer to check new hooks. Yoninah (talk) 11:26, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol voting keep.svg both ALT1a and ALT2. I agree that it should be clear that it's a fish although the name does not really need to be mentioned. AGF because of the air-breathing part being sourced to an offline source. Since only the hooks were to check, I will assume that the previous reviewers checked the rest. Regards SoWhy 14:52, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Note: struck ALT1 as not approved; restored the original review comment, which should never have been deleted, as at DYK we keep the entire review progression on the page. BlueMoonset (talk) 15:45, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
  • I don't care much for ALT1a, because adding the "freshwater fish" bit is very awkward and the grammar of the first half of the hook doesn't meld well with the last part, so could we go with ALT2 please. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:14, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

WOW! I thought this one was approved a while back! I am not in agreement with ALT2, as it implies that these sounds carry some distance through the air. These fish are less than 50 cm, and I am willing to bet the sounds are audible only under water. How about:

  • ALT1b ... that on the attack, the West African bichir (a freshwater fish) emits a series of thump sounds, while those fleeing respond with moans? David notMD (talk) 16:51, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
  • David notMD, parentheses are not allowed in hooks (except for the "pictured" indication), so ALT1b won't work (see WP:DYKSG#C9). You could use commas instead of parens. I'd also suggest that "thumps" is cleaner than "thump sounds". BlueMoonset (talk) 17:26, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
  • As I understand it, the sounds do carry some distance through air, which makes this fish very unusual. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:47, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Sad about the ban on ( ). My thinking on "sounds" was that after "on the attack," readers might get past "emits" and think that "a series of thumps" was physical contact. Also, we seem to be beating a dead horse (well, dead fish) here. Can we get to 'good enough' on the hook and move this one along? David notMD (talk) 20:24, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
  • @David notMD: you could set off the phrase with commas rather than parentheses. Yoninah (talk) 17:22, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 8

Riverton Lock

Riverton Lock under construction November 8, 1895
Riverton Lock under construction November 8, 1895

Created by 860036ed (talk). Nominated by RHaworth (talk) at 13:49, 8 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Article is long enough and new enough. A few sections do merit inline citations, including the parts which form the hook. Additionally, it seems unclear to me which part of the paragraph sourced to [1] is actually dependent on that page. The hook itself is interesting but a bit too long. No QPQ needed. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 21:10, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Tarted up a bit. By all means omit the second sentence. One of the things that puts newbies off Wikipedia is the use of undefined wikijargon. What is a QPQ? — RHaworth (talk · contribs) 22:00, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Quid pro quo. In short, back when pterodactyls swooped across our pages anyone could post a DYK nomination and be done with it. This led to piles of noms and nobody reviewing them, resulting in a bloated nominations page but no hooks to actually run. So it was established that anyone who had nominated more than five of their own articles for DYK had to review one for every article of theirs that they submitted, which has both cut the page size (amazing, I know, but true) and meant that the people picking hooks for the Main Page actually have hooks they can choose from. - The Bushranger One ping only 23:09, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Great. Now [2] has stopped working completely. Thankfully [3] still works. Anyhow, there is still some material that has no source and [4] only discusses Goethals's own deeds, whereas The first major landing on the Tennessee River after leaving Paducah, Kentucky was Riverton in Colbert County, Alabama. Riverton was located on the East side of the junction of the Tennessee River and Bear Creek across Bear Creek from Eastport. Colbert and Bee Tree Shoals were immediately up river from Riverton and prevented major river traffic between Riverton and Florence, Alabama for 6 months of the dry season. In the late 1890's Muscle Shoals Canal was nearing completion which traversed the other major shoals above Florence, Alabama and Chattanooga, Tennessee. is unsourced. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 10:18, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Struck the hook since, at 241 characters, it was far beyond the maximum 200. Any new hook must end with a question mark per DYK rules. Since it seems the first sentence would be okay without the second, adding it below as ALT1:
  • ALT1: ... that at its completion Riverton Lock was the highest lift lock in the world with a lift of 26 feet (7.9 m)?
A combined hook could probably still be made with Goethals going from Riverton to the Panama Canal, if desired, without exceeding 200 characters. BlueMoonset (talk) 19:42, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

Symbol question.svg This article appears to have been written in May. The page was then blanked and recreated. Am I missing something here? It looks like it's old? Maury Markowitz (talk) 18:57, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

Maury Markowitz, as you can see from this edit, the article was still in userspace as of November 7, so it didn't count as new until it ultimately moved to article space on November 8, the day it was nominated. It definitely meets the newness criteria. (The article was drafted in userspace last May, blanked by the author but had the blank reversed by the AfC reviewer while rejecting the request, and six months later proposed for speedy deletion because no further work was done on it. Instead of deleting it, RHaworth moved it to draft space, worked on it a bit, and then moved it to article space, at which point it officially became "new" for DYK purposes.) RHaworth, as nominator, we still need to know whether you will be supplying the missing sourcing, and whether you wish to propose another hook that is under 200 characters or go with my suggestion of ALT1. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 21:41, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Oh dear, I have ventured into a different world! I spend most of my time on speedy deletions and I can tell you that if we had so many arcane rules and applied them as rigorously as you do at DYK, then half the deletions would never get done. Also, I call the act of simply striking the whole of my hook, newbie biting - in the context of DYK, I am a newbie. Wikipedia is a collaborative project - why could not BlueMoonset have split the hook for me and provided the necessary question marks?
I have spent long enough doing Google searches for references. If the ones I have provided are deemed insufficient, then the nomination must fail unless, perish the thought, another DYK volunteer wants to actually edit the article. — RHaworth (talk · contribs) 00:20, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Rewrote the article a little, but someone else ought to check the references now. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 10:55, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Returning to basics, this article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline to a reliable source and either hook could be used. The article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. The image is interesting and in the public domain, but unclear and not worth using in my opinion. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 07:16, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

Collaborative practice agreement

  • ... that a collaborative practice agreement, which allows a pharmacist to prescribe medications, order drug therapy related laboratory tests, and design therapy plans, can improve people's health? Source: "A pharmacist may perform some or all of the following activities under a CPA: “patient assessment; initiate, adjust or discontinue drug therapy; order, interpret and monitor laboratory tests; formulate clinical assessments and develop therapeutic plans; provide care coordination for wellness and prevention of disease; and conduct essential patient education”....Randomized controlled trials involving pharmacist management via a CPA demonstrate positive outcomes, including improved asthma control, higher proportion of patients achieving cholesterol goals, better blood pressure control, improved glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), and improved International Normalized Ratio (INR) control and reduced bleeding rates in patients taking warfarin." (link)

Improved to Good Article status by Biochemistry&Love (talk). Self-nominated at 00:34, 8 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg This article is a newly promoted GA (Congratulations on your first GA). It is long enough and nominated in good time. The article is neutral and Earwig's tool did not throw up any copivio concerns. The hook is a bit wordy, how about something a bit shorter:
  • Thank you for the review (and the congratulations). ALT1 is a lot less wordy; I like that about it, though it's more of a definition. What about this:
  • @Biochemistry&Love: Sorry for the delay, I did not put this review on my watchlist. Which precise cited sentence in the article backs up the claim that a "collaborative practice agreements improves people's health"? It may be true and it may be obvious but is it a proven fact? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:31, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
  • @Cwmhiraeth: No worries! Under "Effect on outcomes," this sentence: "Evidence suggests that CPAs have resulted in beneficial health outcomes for patients involved" and the ensuing paragraph. From the cited source, "Randomized controlled trials involving pharmacist management via a CPA demonstrate positive outcomes...[lists outcomes, etc.]" under the section, "Benefits of a CPA." ―Biochemistry🙴 21:29, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Yes, I saw that, but I see a difference between "evidence suggests" and your unqualified statement that it does improve health. I am asking someone at WikiProject Medicine if they are happy with the hook claim. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:10, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Perhaps the article should be updated to better reflect its source, changing the wording from "Evidence suggests" to "Evidence has shown." Thanks for reaching out to someone there. (: I appreciate your diligence. ―Biochemistry🙴 12:07, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
  • The problem with that is the sources used in the article (PMC3694445 and Pharmacy Times) don't focus on evidence of effectiveness across the broad range of applications of CPAs that would be implied by "Evidence has shown that CPAs have resulted in beneficial health outcomes for patients involved.". The most wide-ranging sentence from PMC3694445 is

    CPAs have been implemented for several disease states including diabetes mellitus, anticoagulation, hyperlipidemia, parenteral nutrition, heart failure, hypertension, smoking cessation, immunization, asthma, and infectious diseases and have generally resulted in positive patient outcomes including improved health status and decreased preventable drug-related problems.

    My personal preference would be to go with the original hook, as it is more accurately reflects the source's "generally resulted in positive patient outcomes" and it lacks jargon like "pharmacist-led drug therapy management". It also has the advantage of explaining to the lay reader what a CPA actually is. HTH --RexxS (talk) 14:16, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Thank you for your review! After you explained it, I agree that a broader range of applications of CPAs would be implied than that which the article could speak to. Thank you for pointing out my use of jargon as well! I would support the original hook. ―Biochemistry🙴 06:06, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Thank you RexxS. Let's go with the original hook then. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:50, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

Ruth O'Reilly

  • ... that former international Ruth O'Reilly wrote an article criticising the IRFU for a lack of support for women's rugby during the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup held in Ireland? Source: Irish Times
    • ALT1:... that Ruth O'Reilly was defended by her fellow Ireland international players after writing an article stating her manager had lost the dressing room during the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup? Source: Irish Examiner

Created by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 11:10, 11 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg This article is new enough and long enough. I prefer the original hook which is cited inline. The article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 07:17, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
  • @The C of E: Could you add the missing information on appearances and points to the infobox. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 07:22, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
  • That's fine. International appearances was the most important figure, and as for points, it's a team sport isn't it? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:17, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Replacing tick to indicate that this is good to go. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:31, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 11

Refuge (ecology)

5x expanded by JDowning (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk). Nominated by Cwmhiraeth (talk) at 11:52, 15 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg GTG. Wow! Almost 5 years without an edit before the expansion begins. Long enuf, x5 & dates ok, seems neutral & well-referenced. Earwig finds nothing. Both Hooks check out, though it's a pity the ref for "largest" is weak (Canadian tv) compared to most of the refs. I prefer ALT1. Johnbod (talk) 04:11, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

Suah Koko

  • ... that Suah Koko was the first paramount chief of Liberia's Central Province? Madam Suah Koko, this great Liberian who was not only a warrior but an eminent leader who became the first woman paramount chief in the Central Province)
    • ALT1:... that Chief Suah Koko fought several battles against the Liberian government before granting them her land? Chief Suah Koko, seeking peace after many battles, voluntarily gave her territory to the Liberian government

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 12:05, 11 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough, long enough, neutrally written, adequately referenced, no close paraphrasing seen. ALT1 hook is interesting to a broad audience; hook ref verified and cited inline. QPQ in progress. ALT1 good to go. Yoninah (talk) 21:34, 11 November 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 13

Samba Yonga

  • ... that Samba Yonga chose a career in journalism after she won a short story prize as a child? She has been interested in writing from an early age. After winning an award for writing a short story, she decided that journalism is the path that she wanted to pursue.
    • ALT1:... that Samba Yonga named Ku-Atenga Media after the word for "to create" in the Luvale language? Ku-Atenga, in Samba’s native language, Luvale, means ‘to create.’
    • ALT2:... that Zambian writer Samba Yonga chose a career in journalism after she won a short story prize as a child?

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 19:30, 13 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Good hook on ALT0 though I'd add "Zambian writer" to the start of it. Article is new and has sources, QPQ done. Article could use a little more basic info in the lede and infobox, like date and location of birth. Morganfitzp (talk) 14:09, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Hi Morganfitzp, thanks for your review. If I had that information I would add it. I could not locate these details in any available sources - Dumelow (talk) 17:45, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Added ALT2. Perhaps add a few more things to the lede/body? Like her co-founding of Zambia's Museum of Women's History[5] or the two colleges she attended[6]. Morganfitzp (talk) 21:05, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
  • OK, I expanded the lead. I don't think her Linked In profile counts as a reliable source. I added a mention of the Museum of Women's History, which I had accidentally left out! - Dumelow (talk) 21:44, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Looks good! I look forward to it growing even more in the future! Morganfitzp (talk) 01:31, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
  • @Dumelow: LinkedIn can be used as a source for biographical information. Yoninah (talk) 22:48, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

Kang In-soo

Kang In-soo
Kang In-soo
  • ... that South Korean singer Kang In-soo (pictured) taught ballet to rhythmic gymnasts Son Yeon-jae and Shin Soo-ji? Source: "그는 신수지, 손연재 선수의 발레 스승이었다." / "He [Myname's In-soo] was a ballet teacher for Shin Soo-ji and Son Yeon-jae." (Herald Economy)

Created by Explicit (talk). Self-nominated at 14:02, 13 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg Meets length and newness requirements (nominated the day the page was created). Images is appropriately licensed, and all statements that need to be sourced have been sourced. Earwigs detects no copyright problems. Korean-language source accepted in good faith. QPQ provided. Although this is good to go, I'm suggesting additional hooks as I'm not sure if the hook proposed is "hooky" enough; what hook will be used is up to the promoter, though:
ALT1: ... that South Korean singer Kang In-soo (pictured) was accepted as a dance major in Sejong University despite not having learned how to dance? Source: "고등학교 3년 재학 시절 중 2년을 무용을 배우지 않았다는 인수. 아이러니하게도 그는 세종대학교 무용과에 진학했다." / "By his third year of high school, In-soo had not learned how to dance in the two years prior. Ironically, he got into Sejong University as a dance major." (Herald Economy)
ALT2: ... that South Korean singer Kang In-soo sat by a water purifier at a record label's office because he wanted staff to recognize his face? Source: "그는 회사 관계자들이 자주 오고가는 입구 옆 정수기 옆에 앉아서 아무것도 하지 않고 얼굴을 알리려 인사만 했다." / "He sat next to a water purifier at the company's entrance where staff often come and go, greeting them to have his face recognized." (Herald Economy)
Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 03:36, 23 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Striking original hook per reviewer's suggestion (I agree). New reviewer needed for ALTs 1 & 2. Yoninah (talk) 13:37, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Continuing with this review: ALTs 1 & 2 are good (my preference is for ALT1), but neither one has an inline cite. @Explicit: could you add citations to the end of each sentence that has the hook fact? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 14:27, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
  • @Yoninah: Added, with additional clarifications made to the article. xplicit 05:11, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol voting keep.svg Thank you. Going with ALT1 because that has the inline citation after the sentence. Rest of review per Narutolovehinata5. ALT1 good to go. Yoninah (talk) 15:44, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

Ana Lucía Armijos

Created/expanded by Vami IV (talk). Self-nominated at 08:08, 13 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Comment: QPQ pending
  • Symbol possible vote.svg New enough, long enough, neutrally written, well referenced, no close paraphrasing seen. Alt0 is Ok for me. No QPQ done so will wait till it is done then a thick will be given.CrossTemple Jay 11:35, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Based on a recent comment that was made to me by this editor (that my last nomination of their article was "my second DYK") they don't need QPQ. I prefer Alt 1 as it is much more interesting. — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here) 19:28, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg Sorry, ALT1 is not acceptable for the main page since it reflects badly on a BLP. And ALT0 is not that interesting; we now have dozens of women being "first" thanks to the Women in Red World Contest. Please suggest another hook. Yoninah (talk) 20:14, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
So much for this DYK. –Vami_IV✠ 04:00, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
  • @Vami IV: what's the problem? We're only talking about creating a good hook. What do you think about:
  • ALT2: ... that Ana Lucía Armijos, president of the Ecuadorian Monetary Board, went into hiding for a year after the Supreme Court of Ecuador called for her arrest in the case of a $200 million bank bailout? Yoninah (talk) 12:10, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
I was trying to avoid a really long DYK and decided to abandon this one since I couldn't think of an abbreviated and still interesting DYK. –Vami_IV✠ 12:25, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
@Vami IV: Are you kidding? ALT2 isn't interesting?! Yoninah (talk) 14:43, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
Yoninah, it's certainly interesting, but at 196 characters it isn't abbreviated/short, and Vami IV was specifically trying to avoid a lengthy hook while maintaining interest. As it is still below the 200 maximum, there's no reason why it wouldn't pass due to its length. BlueMoonset (talk) 19:00, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
  • @BlueMoonset: we could take out her title to make it shorter --
  • ALT2a: ... that Ecuadorian financial head Ana Lucía Armijos went into hiding for a year after the Supreme Court of Ecuador called for her arrest in the case of a $200 million bank bailout? -- but I don't know how much it's worth suggesting new hooks if Vami_IV wants to withdraw the nomination. Yoninah (talk) 14:57, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
ALT2 is good to go then if it's within the rules, I'm cool with it. I'll just give most of the credit to Yoninah. –Vami_IV✠ 16:24, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg @Vami IV: thank you, but it's just part of my job trying to put a catchy hook on the main page so readers will click on the article. Since I wrote ALT2, I can't approve it; calling on another reviewer to take a look at this. Pinging @Crosstemplejay:. Yoninah (talk) 16:26, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg ALT2 is good. YoninahVami i really understand the frustration on a back and forth on a DYK. But the key is to submit and go through the process to get it onto the main page. It is like refining a piece of rock till you get the precious metal we are all proud of. God bless you both. CrossTemple Jay 16:17, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 14

Deadliest single days of World War I

Sandweiler German war cemetery
Sandweiler German war cemetery

Created by Esemono (talk). Self-nominated at 04:29, 15 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Hooks are sourced to "March 21, 1918 ... 10,851 Germans were killed outright ... On this one day, August 22, 1914, over 27,000 French died trying to stop German divisions from moving on Paris" [7] Further sourced in the list "27,000 French soldiers died ... It remains France’s highest ever death toll in a single day" [8]; German death toll offline (Middlebrook 2007, p. 312)
Comment: Shouldn't the dates be DMY, for a European topic? And where would (pictured) go? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:09, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
added DMY date ALTs. I didn't even think about the picture. Good point, please disregard the picture. -- Esemono (talk) 05:16, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Full review needed now that hook issues are set. BlueMoonset (talk) 22:14, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg I'll give a full review when this issue is addressed, but I don't think any of the hooks are that "hooky" considering all hooks tend to focus on a number of deaths rather than a battle that lead to a high number of deaths. How about something like:
ALT4: ... that 22 August 1914, the date of the Battle of the Frontiers, was the deadliest single day of World War I?
Otherwise, I'm not seeing much other problems with the article itself, but a full review is to follow. Also, a suggestion: ALT0 and ALT2 lack question marks at the end. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:34, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
I added question marks. What other issues? -- Esemono (talk) 13:55, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
I'll make a full review tomorrow, but so far so good; I haven't really seen any noticeable problems with the article. But as I've proposed my own hook, it might be necessary for another user to review the hooks. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 14:41, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
  • So here's my review of the article. The article meets the length requirements, and was new enough when nominated. Statements are sourced to reliable sources. Article is stable, and images are properly licensed. All proposed hooks have citations. QPQ has been provided. I would pass this now, but as I proposed my own hook, I would let another user check which hook should be used. But other than that, the article is good for DYK, so all that's needed is an independent hook review. Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 03:46, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg New reviewer needed to check ALT4 hook and recommend which hook(s) are suitable/best for use. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:49, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
  • The ALT4 hook is a summary of appropriately referenced information in the lead of the article. Speaking as an amateur in the subject area, I think it is the most interesting hook (and most concise / easy to read), so Symbol confirmed.svg pass for ALT4. Bilorv(talk)(c)(e) 19:08, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but I don't understand how the hook fact, sourced to an article that says August 22, 2014 was the deadliest day of WWI for France, has turned into being the deadliest day of WWI, period. Do you have a source for that? Yoninah (talk) 20:17, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Are you referring to Lucas, 2017? It lists the "10 Deadliest Days on WWI’s Western Front" and has August 22, 1914 at #1 on the list. I thought that was explicit enough. Bilorv(talk)(c)(e) 21:01, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
  • But ALT4 is calling it the deadliest day of WWI, without specifying the Western Front. Are you sure there's no other deadliest day? Yoninah (talk) 21:26, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Ah, right. Pinging @Esemono and Narutolovehinata5. Perhaps we need to soften it to "the deadliest single day in French military history" ([9]) or "the deadliest single day on the Western Front in WWI". Bilorv(talk)(c)(e) 21:40, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

As long as there's an emphasis on 22 August 1914 as being the deadliest single day (somewhere) instead of a like in the original hooks, I'm fine. The reason I said of World War I instead of just the Western Front is because the article didn't mention any other single days with higher numbers, so I (mistakenly) believed it was the highest for all of World War I instead of just the Western Front. I apologize for my mistake. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 23:33, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
It's also my fault as I should have picked it up in the review, so sorry about that. ALT5 looks good to me. Bilorv(talk)(c)(e) 17:08, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
  • sourced to "March 21, 1918 ... 10,851 Germans were killed outright ... On this one day, August 22, 1914, over 27,000 French died trying to stop German divisions from moving on Paris" [10] Further sourced "27,000 French soldiers died ... It remains France’s highest ever death toll in a single day" [11]; German death toll offline (Middlebrook 2007, p. 312)-- Esemono (talk) 04:56, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Esemono there are so many numbers in ALT7 that it's hard to follow. Yoninah (talk) 17:20, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Agreed - I think the simpler ALT5 is better. Interested readers will visit the article, where they can see the numbers and dates. Bilorv(talk)(c)(e) 20:14, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
  • @Yoninah: What about ALT5 or ALT6? Esemono (talk) 23:15, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

Antoinette Montaigne

  • ... that Antoinette Montaigne left her position as city councillor in France to become a minister in the government of the Central African Republic? Lundi, cette conseillère municipale d'une ville francilienne de 25.000 habitants a été appelée par André Nzapayeke, premier ministre par intérim, pour faire partie du gouvernement de transition en République centrafricaine ... Sa fonction de ministre chargée de la Communication et la réconciliation nationale

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 19:05, 14 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough, long enough, adequately sourced, hook interesting enough and within rules, hook source verified. Earwig found no copyvio. QPQ done. Good to go. —David Eppstein (talk) 00:18, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

Mozn Hassan

  • ... that Mozn Hassan was awarded a 2016 Right Livelihood Award, often referred to as the "alternative Nobel prize"? In September, Hassan and Nazra were awarded a Right Livelihood prize, often referred to as the alternative Nobel award described as "the alternative Nobel prize"
    • ALT1:... that award-winning women's rights campaigner Mozn Hassan is subject to a travel ban and has had her assets frozen by the Egyptian government? She was subsequently prevented from leaving Egypt to attend an international meeting in June 2016 based on a travel ban ordered by the general prosecutorOn 11 January 2017, the Cairo Criminal Court ruled to freeze the assets of human rights defender Mozn Hassan and her non-governmental organisation Nazra for Feminist Studies ... the human rights defender remains unable to travel abroad

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 14:54, 14 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Length and QPQ verified. Writing and sourcing are original and solid. I strongly prefer the Alt1 hook as the first proposed hook is not hooky. I did not check the FT ref as it's paywalled and not critical to the article. I enjoyed reading this article! Cheers, Clayoquot (talk | contribs) 06:22, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 15

Johannes Kalitzke

Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen
Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen
  • Reviewed: Obras Son Amores
  • Comment: I added the image to illustrate that something shiny is behind the German name ;)

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 20:20, 22 November 2017 (UTC).


Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Red XN - n
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Article is new enough and long enough, neutral and well supported by citations. The flow of topics in the section on the subject's career and operatic compositions is a bit close to the Mozarteum source, but the phrasing has already been changed, and I'm not sure how differently that sequence of events could really be described; I'm letting it pass. The hook doesn't strike me as extremely interesting (no offense! I have trouble writing exciting hooks, so I don't mean to criticize!), and it interests me more in the theater than in the composer. I've added in a more hooky quote from one of the sources and proposed ALT1 based on it; other than the hook, this article is ready for DYK, so if someone else can briefly review my alternate hook, it'll be finished. (My hook doesn't connect to the included image, which should be left out if the next reviewer likes ALT1. Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 19:34, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

  • ALT1: ... that Johannes Kalitzke adapted an Edgar Allen Poe novel into an opera whose score "could be a musical representation of the world of Hieronymus Bosch"? Source: [https://www.boosey.com/cr/news/Johannes-Kalitzke-Pym-premiere-in-Heidelberg/100850 "... over the course of 90 minutes, a hellish trip has unfolded with such considerable orchestral energy and varied diversions that it could be a musical representation of the world of Hieronymus Bosch… With its strong pull, it’s clear how effective this music is."
Thank you for the suggestion. I have my concerns because you may overestimate the number of readers who known Poe and Bosch ;) - Also: note that your part of the quotation omits "could be", and that it's all the critics ideas, not something the composer wanted to achieve. Thirdly, the ALT1 has no time attached, other than an implicit "after Poe", while the image tells us it's rather recent. - Anyway, I moved ALT1 down here, or it would look to later readers as if I worded that. - I also removed the striking of the original hook, because a different reviewer might still it. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:58, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg I'm not reviewing this for now since Bryanrutherford0 has already commented, but I would suggest that you propose additional hooks that don't involve Bosch. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 22:58, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
I don't know whom you are addressing. ALT1 is by Bryanrutherford0, for clariry. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:13, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
Ah, I misread. Sorry about that. Consider this a review of his hook instead. How about:
ALT2:... that Johannes Kalitzke's fifth opera Pym is based on the novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket?
I kind of disagree with your opinion that Edgar Allan Poe isn't that well-known considering he's one of the biggest names in American literature, but oh well. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 03:19, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
That's a nice hook but gives more attention to the novel than the composer (just by its long name), and it could be any time after the novel was written. It also says nothing about him being a conductor-composer. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:21, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg New reviewer needed, since hooks have been proposed by prior reviewers in addition to the nominator. BlueMoonset (talk) 01:04, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg with ALT1. I share the concerns about ALT2 and ALT0 is not really interesting. I think Poe and Bosch are sufficiently known that ALT1 is catchy enough. Regards SoWhy 14:43, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

Doo Aphane

  • ... that Doo Aphane successfully challenged a law that prevented married women owning property in their own name in Swaziland? <Doo Aphane ... commenced legal proceedings in the High Court of Swaziland ... arguing that Section 16(3) of the Deeds Registry Act, 1968 (Act) violated her constitutional right to equality because it forbids women married in community of property to register immovable property, bonds and other real rights in their own names or jointly with their husbands ... In July 2011, Parliament passed an updated version of the Act allowing women to register property in their own names, including women married in community of property
  • Reviewed: To follow

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 23:27, 15 November 2017 (UTC).

  • The first paragraph could do with more in-line references.Zigzig20s (talk) 09:00, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are sourced inline, the article is neutral and I detected no policy issues. @Dumelow: So we are just waiting for a QPQ. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 20:22, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
I did a QPQ at Template:Did you know nominations/Aries (rocket). I edit conflicted with someone else so it was reviewed twice. If you want, you can wait for me to do another review (I have a lot to catch up on at the moment though!) - Dumelow (talk) 21:23, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Thanks. I think that should suffice. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:56, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

Comme un garçon

  • ... that feminists can be horrified to discover what Sylvie Vartan's song "Comme un garçon" is about?
    Source: «Feminists must have been horrified to discover what her songs were about: // Comme un garçon j'ai les cheveux long [...] // From “Comme Un Garçon”» (link)

Created/expanded by Moscow Connection (talk). Self-nominated at 23:54, 22 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg At 1,252 characters, article is not long enough. The translated lyrics shouldn't be included in their entirety, as they're likely copyrighted. For the hook, I'd prefer if it was identified as a quote by enclosing in quotation marks. --Paul_012 (talk) 05:11, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
    • I've expanded the article and shortened the quote from the song. --Moscow Connection (talk) 23:17, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
    • By the way, the translated lyrics were tweaked a little by me. I've just tweaked them a bit more. I can change them some more if you like. --Moscow Connection (talk) 00:49, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
    • ALT1: ... that feminists "must have been horrified to discover" what Sylvie Vartan's song "Comme un garçon" was about? --Moscow Connection (talk) 23:17, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
    • I don't really like these quotation marks at seemingly random places, so here are three more alternatives:
      ALT2: ... that feminists "must have been horrified" to find out what Sylvie Vartan's song "Comme un garçon" was about?
      ALT3: ... that feminists can be "horrified to discover" what Sylvie Vartan's song "Comme un garçon" is about?
      ALT4: ... that feminists can be "horrified" to find out what Sylvie Vartan's song "Comme un garçon" is about? --Moscow Connection (talk) 03:56, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
      • Moscow Connection, I think the lyrics probably shouldn't be shown as a block at all. It wouldn't matter if it's a different translation, it'd still be a derivative of the French original. At most, a few lines could be mentioned within the text describing the song. Also, the article flow isn't very good; the Composition section is a bit difficult to understand, though not so much as to be an issue for DYK. (Try reducing the paragraph breaks so that most paragraphs contain more than one sentence.) Otherwise, the article is new and long enough, hooks are verified. I'll leave it to the closing volunteer to choose the best wording. --Paul_012 (talk) 20:12, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
        • Excuse me for the delay. I will get to it on Monday. --Moscow Connection (talk) 02:40, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
        • 1. I've tried to make the "Composition" section a bit more coherent, but I don't think it's there yet... Is it better now? Should I maybe ask someone for a copyedit? (The problem is that I don't even know myself what I want to say with this article.)
          2. The lyrics aren't shown as a block anymore. Is the article okay in that respect? --Moscow Connection (talk) 07:41, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
          • Symbol confirmed.svg The prose could use some copyediting, but I think the article's good enough for DYK now. --Paul_012 (talk) 08:00, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg @Paul 012: "prose that could use some copyediting" does not belong on the main page. Yoninah (talk) 21:36, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Yoninah, I retract those comments (though of course it's also up to your judgment.) --Paul_012 (talk) 21:49, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
  • @Paul 012: I read the whole article and found it very chatty. I did some editing for encyclopedic tone. This line in particular needs to be dealt with–it's narrative, not a quote: Yet we see that Vartan, who really matured (turned into a provocative young woman with a sensual voice) in the two years she had been married to Johnny Hallyday,[5] didn't become a "frenzied feminist".[1] Also, what does "re-becomes" mean? Yoninah (talk) 22:16, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
  • The page ranges in the citations need to be fixed. – Jonesey95 (talk) 14:42, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 16

Ken Attafuah

  • ... that Canadian-trained criminologist, Ken Attafuah, spent part of his secondary school education sleeping in a cocoa shed dormitory which was old and leaky? Source: [12]
    • ALT1:... that Canadian-trained criminologist, Ken Attafuah, lost his first admission to secondary school because he could not raise the fees? Source: [13]
    • ALT2:... that Ghanaian criminologist, Ken Attafuah served as Commissioner for Human Rights in British Columbia, Canada? Source: [14]
    • ALT3:... that criminologist Ken Attafuah, head of Ghana's identification authority, could not attend Prempeh College because of poverty? Source: [15]

Created by Crosstemplejay (talk). Self-nominated at 12:48, 16 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Thanks for writing a page on this interesting person! New enough and long enough. The "positions held" section needs citations for each position. The information in the lead section should also be in the body of the page--the lead should be a summary of the page. The page looks good otherwise. Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 21:18, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
@Rachel Helps (BYU): Hello, thank you for your review. I have addressed the issues you raised. Please go through the article again. Thank you. God bless.CrossTemple Jay 10:42, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
@Crosstemplejay: The citation you added does not contain all of his positions that you used it as a citation for. Maybe you cited the wrong article? There are several positions listed on his about page but they don't match perfectly with the positions in the section. Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 17:31, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
@Rachel Helps (BYU): Hello, thank you for your review again. Very sorry for citing the wrong article. I have rectified it now. CrossTemple Jay 09:35, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg @Crosstemplejay: Good to go. The hooks are cited in-line and short enough. I like the first hook and ALT1 best. Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 16:55, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

Frank Price

Created by GreenC (talk). Self-nominated at 02:47, 20 November 2017 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Earwig's picks up quite a high risk of copyvio in one instance but I've satisfied myself that the relevant sections appear in the body of the article as cited quotations rather than plagiarisms. Each of the hooks are probably fine as they are, though I might consider some tweaks. ALT0 - I would remove the part about it becoming a hit as it seems to be common knowledge. ALT1 needs some elaboration. Liam E. Bekker (talk) 11:32, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

For ALT0, given the international audience and age of the film I wasn't sure it would be transparent that Ghostbusters was a hit film, for all readers. Sometimes I'm shocked how people have never heard of a film. Another way to phrase it is put "the blockbuster" in front of the film title and remove "but it became a major hit". Not sure how to expand ALT1 it's a complicated story. -- GreenC 15:28, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

Mollie McGeown

Created by 97198 (talk). Self-nominated at 11:22, 23 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Nominated within deadline, although it's late to be reviewed. Long enough end well sourced, with an interesting and adequately sourced hook. QPQ done. Earwig found a lot of similar phrasing to the New Ulster Bio, but it says "Violation Unlikely" and I agree; the similar phrases are mostly due to long proper names of institutions, and the rest are factual material that has been rephrased but cannot be stated much more differently without changing the facts. Good to go. —David Eppstein (talk) 00:49, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

Liometopum imhoffii

Liometopum imhoffii fossil
Liometopum imhoffii fossil
  • ... that the ants Poneropsis affinis, Ponera affinis, and Formica schmidtii are all the single fossil species Liometopum imhoffii (pictured)? Source: "Liometopum imhoffii synonyms section" (Dlussky & Putyatina 2014)

Created/expanded by Kevmin (talk). Self-nominated at 22:25, 16 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go. Article is long enough, and expansion is more than 5X and recent enough. All paragraphs footnoted. Reference for the hook checks out. Hook meets length and interest criteria, found no copyvio issues in comparison to the online source. QPQ done. Rlendog (talk) 00:20, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Josephine Cafrine

Josephine Cafrine
Josephine Cafrine
  • ... that the wounds of leprosy sufferer Josephine Cafrine (pictured) were said to have miraculously healed after her death? It is said that after death Josephine, who was disfigured by the disease, was transformed with no visible scars or wounds
  • Reviewed: To follow

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 19:45, 16 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Dumelow New enough, long enough, no copyvio issues, interesting hook (very interesting hook), my only issue is with the dab links to Mahe, twice in the infobox and once in the main body. But that's trivial, so this is good to go. The Rambling Man (talk) 12:56, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks 97198, I have carried out a QPQ review here: Template:Did you know nominations/Emesa helmet. I also found an image for the article - Dumelow (talk) 20:15, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
... for which the hook will need (pictured), and what's pictured --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:44, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
The picture should be further cropped to remove the frame remnant on the top. BTW, I fixed the dab links and added (pictured). MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 20:12, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg with thanks to Mandarax! - David, could do something about the crop? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:38, 14 December 2017
I can, but lack of attribution for the artwork itself (as opposed to the individual who photographed the exhibit) is problematic. —David Levy 22:23, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
I see that now. Perhaps better without image? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:15, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 17

Salsa Big Band

Created by Jaespinoza (talk). Self-nominated at 06:42, 18 November 2017 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Detailed, well-sourced article, no copyvio obvious. - Just think about rewording the hook, to have the topic first? And I don't need a critic's prediction in the lead when the next sentence is that he was right ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:19, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
ALT1: ... that Salsa Big Band by Panamanian artists Rubén Blades and Roberto Delgado & Orquesta won the Latin Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 2018?.Javier Espinoza (talk) 20:30, 23 November 2017 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Much more blue than I like, but accepted. Sorry that I overlooked your suggestion. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:04, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Cartwrightia, Cartwrightia cartwrighti

C. cartwrighti
C. cartwrighti
  • ... that an illustration (pictured) of the Cartwrightia scarab Cartwrightia cartwrighti was printed on the invitations for entomologist Oscar Ling Cartwright's retirement party? Source: "As part of his description of that species, he included a beautiful illustration of it drawn by a friend and Scientific Illustrator, Elsie Herbold Froeschner. This illustration appeared as a logo on the invitation to his retirement party and on a gift of stationery he received at the party." [19]

Created by Umimmak (talk). Self-nominated at 04:32, 17 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg These two articles are long enough and new enough. The various hook facts are cited inline and the image is in the public domain. The articles are neutral and I detected no policy issues. I will leave the choice of hook to the promoter. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:04, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! I just realized having ALT2 end with "was named by Oscar Ling Cartwright after his brother" made it sound really awkward so I've struck the final three words, but that shouldn't be an issue. Umimmak (talk) 19:44, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

Labrus viridis

  • ... that the green wrasse is considered vulnerable as it is being harvested faster than it can reproduce? Source: "Based on overall declines of 50-80% in at least a third of its range in the western Mediterranean, overall population declines since at least the 1990s are inferred to be more than 30% and are predicted to continue into the future and in the eastern portion of its range."

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 08:37, 22 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg QPQ done, expanded 5x , in time, long enough, within policy, no copyvio, hook is interesting. Good to go!  FITINDIA  08:48, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 18

Gravity of Mars

Mars Bouguer gravity map, produced along with the GMM-3 gravity solution in 2016
Mars Bouguer gravity map, produced along with the GMM-3 gravity solution in 2016
Mars crustal thickness histogram
Mars crustal thickness histogram
  • ... that many Martian basins (gravity map of Mars illustrated) have a negative free air gravity anomaly? 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 the gravity of Mars shows that the thickness of the crust is most often 32 or 58 km? (graph of thickness pictured) 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: Hubertus Leteng
  • Comment: part of University of Hong Kong/Regional Geology (Fall Semester 2017)

Moved to mainspace by Xaviertang (talk). Nominated by Graeme Bartlett (talk) at 05:11, 18 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg This is an incredible article and insightful article. @Xaviertang: has most certainly proven his dedication to the subject at hand. I'm sure some users may be able to point out a minor flaw with the article here or there, but I cannot see any major problems that would prevent this from being approved for Did you know...?. I would suggest a better hook, though. Evidently, the main nominated hook is definitely more interesting than the alternate proposal in my opinion, though it can definitely be worded better.
Firstly the way the wikilink is presented is weird. One would expect "Martian basins" would link to an article about basins on Mars. It would make more sense if the wikilink was wrapped with a text that directly refers to the "Gravity of Mars". Secondly, the parentheses phrase to denote an illustrated subject is way too long for a Did you know...? section. Thirdly, the caption for the image is too long as well. Normally image captions rarely go into any detail other than the strict subject of the image. You'll find many examples of this in recent additions to the Did you know...? section. My proposals are:
ALT2:... that Mars' gravity (illustrated) is affected by many negative free air gravity anomalies on its surface?
Image caption: Gravity map of Mars unsigned by user talk:PhilipTerryGraham
I am happy with that ALT2. But we still need an itemised review to pass DYK! Graeme Bartlett (talk) 12:05, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Full review still needed on the actual DYK criteria. BlueMoonset (talk) 16:56, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg This is almost ready: article was nominated within the required timeframe. Length requirements have been met. Hooks are interesting, particularly ALT2 (which I prefer). Article is stable, and image uses are proper (free license and fair use). Article is mostly sourced to journals, some of which are offline or paywalled, so hooks are accepted good faith. No QPQ is necessary for the creator; the nominator has provided a QPQ. However, there are still two issues with the article: the lead has some grammatical errors (like how "Study of surface gravity of Mars provides beneficial information for current mapping and future landing project." should be "The study of surface gravity of Mars provides beneficial information for current mapping and future landing projects.". In addition, the lead feels inadequate and doesn't really adequately summarize the contents of the article. Some statements in the article, like "subsequent gravity models are developed from the radio tracking data." and "Combination of Doppler shift and range observation promotes higher tracking accuracy of the spacecraft." lack footnotes. Other ending sentences read awkwardly (like "Otherwise, it would result in considerable errors.") and may need to be rewritten. Once these issues are fixed this should be good to go. As an astronomy buff myself, this is an interesting article that would make a great DYK hook; I would even request that it be the picture hook if it goes up. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:27, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
I have fixed the three sentences highlighted. Expanind the lead will await tomorrow, as will the referencing, though I suspect reference :4 is the one. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 11:46, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
The requested fixed have been done. There is only one typo left in the article: "Average gravitational acceleration on Mars" is missing a "the" before "average", but other than that, I'm not seeing anymore problems with the article. This is good to go. Symbol voting keep.svg Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 07:37, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

J. P. Crawford

Improved to Good Article status by TheGracefulSlick (talk). Self-nominated at 22:10, 20 November 2017 (UTC).

  • @TheGracefulSlick: Do you think you could come up with a more accessible hook for non-baseball fans? I had to click through to one of the articles just to figure out what sport this referred to. It seems that the interesting-ness of the hook relies upon the reader knowing who Jimmy Rollins is, which I assume most people outside the U.S. don't. 97198 (talk) 10:59, 23 November 2017 (UTC)
  • 97198 it would be difficult, considering Crawford is only known as a baseball player. I considered this hook interesting because Rollins was the face of the Phillies franchise for about a decade and is a probable hall-of-famer; even casual fans know of J-Roll's career and that means Crawford, his replacement, has an extraordinarily high ceiling that I thought was interesting to sports fans. Crawford has not had a long career yet so the only other interesting thing I could think of is the fact he was drafted straight out of high school.TheGracefulSlick (talk) 02:59, 24 November 2017 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg GA, in time, long enough, sourced, inline hook citation checks out, neutral, no apparent copyvios, QPQ done. TheGracefulSlick & 97198, what about "... superseding Jimmy Rollins, the face of their franchise"? It would need to also be added to the article and cited, but would add context for non-baseball fans. --Usernameunique (talk) 05:39, 12 December 2017 (UTC) Correcting error and re-pinging: TheGracefulSlick & 97198 --Usernameunique (talk) 05:40, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
Usernameunique, while Rollins is recognized as their former franchise player, sources talking about Crawford do not describe him as such; he is called "MVP-caliber", "former MVP", and "their leader", however. If I used sources on Rollins, that would be WP:SYNTH. As a compromise, would my new hook, describing Rollins as a former MVP, help non-baseball fans recognized he was an important player?TheGracefulSlick (talk) 22:47, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
TheGracefulSlick, that's fine by me. Language about Rollins being an MVP just needs to be in the article. --Usernameunique (talk) 01:49, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
Usernameunique the text has been adjusted. Thank you for coming to the rescue of this review!TheGracefulSlick (talk) 03:23, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
TheGracefulSlick, happy to review it. The source doesn't back the MVP statement about Rollins however. Just need to add a source which says he won it. --Usernameunique (talk) 03:39, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
Usernameunique yes, my bad. I added the source.TheGracefulSlick (talk) 04:24, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg all set now. --Usernameunique (talk) 05:19, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

Wolfram Röhrig

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 13:37, 25 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New, in time, long enough, sourced, neutral, inline hook citations check out, QPQ done. Gerda Arendt, how about "entertaining jazz music" rather than "entertaining music and jazz"? Since jazz is a type of music, it feels redundant. --Usernameunique (talk) 05:30, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Sigh, and see the discussion on classical music. How about: "including jazz". The department was called "Leichte Musik" in the 1950s, which translates to Light music, but that article describes something very British and different. The broadcaster had jazz as a sub-department of it, which feels strange, at least today, at least to me. Compare Hans Otto Jung, "Swing Under the Nazis: Jazz as a Metaphor for Freedom". --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:29, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Works for me. Changed to "such as jazz" to avoid adding another clause into the sentence. --Usernameunique (talk) 09:18, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
  • I tried to explain why I don't believe in jazz being entertaining (only). Could we say "entertaining music", in quotation marks I mean, indicating that it is the translation of a name rather that a description of music? Could we please not change nominated hooks when the very thing discussed here is now no more there? - Well, I could also let it go as is ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:36, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Done, misunderstood your previous explanation. --Usernameunique (talk) 20:42, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

Dinosaur dental histology

  • ... that dinosaur teeth have rings like trees? 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 you can count lines in dinosaur teeth to determine their age? 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: SS Andaste
  • Comment: part of Regional Geology (Fall Semester 2017)

Moved to mainspace by Dinohk (talk). Nominated by Graeme Bartlett (talk) at 03:53, 18 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Article is new enough and long enough, but not well referenced. Most of the Preparation section and its subsections are unsourced. QPQ is done, and no copyvio found, but the referencing issue needs to be fixed. -Zanhe (talk) 23:53, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
  • @Graeme Bartlett and Dinohk: Could you please list some quotes in the sources which support the hooks? The sources are very technical and without a background in palaeontology, I have difficulty understanding them. -Zanhe (talk) 03:09, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Dinohk put this in the article: Greg Erickson noted "Dinosaur dentine exhibits growth lines that are tens of micrometers in width. These laminations are homologous to incremental lines of von Ebner found in extant mammal and crocodilian teeth (i.e., those of amniotes). The lines likely reflect daily dentine formation, and they were used to infer tooth development and replacement rates." from Incremental lines of von Ebner in dinosaurs and the assessment of tooth replacement rates using growth line counts. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 09:46, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
  • @Graeme Bartlett and Dinohk: That source only mentions growth lines, not rings. Is that another source that mentions growth rings like tress? Or you could change the "rings" in ALT1 to "lines". -Zanhe (talk) 05:50, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
  • The growth lines will appear as rings or lines depending on the orientation of the thin section. I do not have any images clearly showing the rings that can be uploaded to the page so I will just change the wording to lines to avoid confusion. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dinohk (talkcontribs)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg I went ahead and changed "rings" to "lines" in ALT1, which is now fully supported by sources. ALT1 good to go. -Zanhe (talk) 19:51, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

Eoarchean geology

  • ... that Earth's earliest rocks look a little like Hawaii's rocks, but may have little in common with today's plate tectonic rocks? Source:
    • ALT1:... that Earth's earliest rocks are predominantly volcanic? Source:
    • ALT2:... that Earth's tectonics could have operated very differently in Early Archean times compared to the present-day mechanism?

Moved to mainspace by Youknowwhoiwillbe (talk). Nominated by Graeme Bartlett (talk) at 07:55, 18 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg This article is part of an educational project and is new enough and long enough. Approving ALT1 and ALT2, which both have suitable inline citations for the hook facts. Not approving ALT0 as I cannot find mention of Hawaii in the article. The article is neutral and I detected no policy issues. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:52, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Numerical modeling (geology)

Numerical modeling of a seismic wave from an earthquake
Numerical modeling of a seismic wave from an earthquake

Created by Kakitc (talk). Nominated by Graeme Bartlett (talk) at 04:37, 18 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg This article is part of an educational project and is new enough and long enough. Approving ALT0 and ALT2, which have suitable inline citations for the hook facts. Not approving ALT1 which I cannot find in the article. The simulation is properly licensed and looks good in the article, but does not seem to be working in the thumbnail. The article is neutral and I detected no policy issues. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:40, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but in starting to read the article I found a lot of noun-verb confusion and other grammatical errors in one small section alone. I think the nominator or another copyeditor should go through the article to make sure it conforms with English grammar. Yoninah (talk) 21:34, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

Epiactis lisbethae, Epiactis fernaldi

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 07:04, 24 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg Was created within the required time following nomination. Both check out size and date, references; spot checks indicate no copyplag concerns. QPQs provided. Good to go. - The Bushranger One ping only

Geology of Sicily

Simplified geological map of Sicily
Simplified geological map of Sicily
  • ... that Calabria was once attached to Sardinia before it moved to Sicily? Source: Gvirtzman, Z., & Nur, A. (2001). Residual topography, lithospheric structure and sunken slabs in the central Mediterranean
    • ALT1:... that Sicily is known for its history of native sulfur production? Source: Ferrara, V. (2016). The Sulphur Mining Industry in Sicily

Created by FieldsetJ (talk). Nominated by Graeme Bartlett (talk) at 07:42, 18 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg This article, part of an educational project, is new enough and long enough. The facts for both hooks are cited, the article is neutral, and the "Earwig copyvio detector" found nothing of concern. The image is suitably licensed but does not add much to the nomination in my opinion. QPQ has been done and this nomination meets the DYK criteria. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 07:20, 24 November 2017 (UTC)

Pressure-temperature-time path

inclusions in zoned garnet
inclusions in zoned garnet
  • Reviewed: Otto Riethmüller
  • Comment: part of University of Hong Kong/Regional Geology (Fall Semester 2017)

Created/expanded by Tamjwh (talk). Nominated by Graeme Bartlett (talk) at 04:54, 18 November 2017 (UTC).

  • On it. — LlywelynII 17:31, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

    Symbol confirmed.svg Timely move to main namespace; well long enough; thoroughly sourced. Copyvio unlikely per Earwig. The image is an example of PTt paths, not an underground path, but that's easy to fix. [Done.] Hook not precisely sourced, given that the word 'underground' doesn't appear in the article's text but it's de facto sourced, given the nature of metamorphic rocks. Again, it's necessary to specify that metamorphic rocks are under discussion, but easy enough to fix. [Done.] QPQ done. Image created for this article, apparently, and licensed appropriately by the creator. G2G with original hook, as emended. — LlywelynII 17:45, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
  • @Graeme Bartlett: do you have a tool to move the punctuation inside the citations? I started doing it manually, but there are more than 100 corrections to be made. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 18:45, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
  • I don't have such a tool, apart from the delete and . keyes on the keyboard. However I think that WP:AWB can do this. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 22:07, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 19

Muharem Kurbegovic

  • ... that Muharem Kurbegovic turned to terrorism after losing a case for lewd conduct in a public restroom? Source: "His masturbation arrest would be the be-all or end-all of his life."
    • ALT1:... that Muharem Kurbegovic was called the Alphabet Bomber because his targets would spell out the name of his terrorist group, "Aliens Of America"? Source: "The first bomb was marked with the letter A, which stands for airport,” he said. “The second bomb will be associated with the letter L, etc., until our name has been written on the face of this nation in blood.” After a grim panic seized the city, he sent a warning about the next device, planted in a Greyhound bus station, in a locker—thus L. "

Created/expanded by JerrySa1 (talk). Self-nominated at 23:03, 24 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Fresh enough, never featured in ITN or DYK, hook supported by a RS, article quite referenced. Everything else is fine as well. The main hook is fine and hooky. QPQ is not completed but not needed to be completed because the nominator hasn't had enough nominations yet. Good to go; congrats!--R8R (talk) 15:58, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg JerrySa1, according to the DYK rules, if you copy something from another article and then nominate the new article, you need to expand on the copied text 5x. You've copied about 761 characters of text from 1974 Los Angeles International Airport Bombing, which means your new article needs to contain at least 3805 characters of text. Right now the article contains 2750 characters.
  • When you copy text from one Wikipedia page to another, you also need to fill in Template:Copied and post it at the top of each talk page. Yoninah (talk) 22:45, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

British logistics in the Falklands War

5x expanded by Hawkeye7 (talk). Self-nominated at 06:56, 19 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg Earwig is clear. No apparent copy vios or close paraphrasing. 5X Expansion verified. Easily long enough. Timely nominated. Hook is IMO interesting; the subject matter has drama, but the technical side of this effort is detailed and daunting. Told the story well. Hook is supported by in line/on line citation. Every paragraph is cited. QPQ confirmed. Cited source is on line and confirms the hook. I suppose one could criticize the hook, as it depends on a bad pun and an obscure acronym.
I did not have access to the myriad books in the article that are not on line, and in that sense I AGF
QPQ confirmed.
Parenthetically, I did add many categories (to this and several other articles in the subject area), as I discovered that the Wikipedia articles on the Falklands War were willy-nilly and idiosyncratically categorized. Thus, many seminal and related articles were like two unlit ships passing on a moonless night. There seems to be a British/Argentine divide in the articles and their linkage, and that border dispute should not be carried over into our encyclopædia.
As written, this article is a great addition to Wikipedia's library on the Malvinas War. 7&6=thirteen () 00:44, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 20

The Last Day of Pompeii

Karl Bryullov, The Last Day of Pompeii (detail)
Karl Bryullov, The Last Day of Pompeii (detail)
Karl Bryullov (centre) in The Last Day of Pompeii
Karl Bryullov (centre) in The Last Day of Pompeii
  • Reviewed: Dewan Rabindranath Soni
  • Comment: 5 x expanded from 20 Nov. Using details as images as the whole painting does not display well at small size.

5x expanded by Philafrenzy (talk). Self-nominated at 12:29, 26 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article meets length requirements, and was nominated within 10 days of the start of expansion. All images are in the public domain. Article is stable, neutral, and adequately references. Hooks are cited to offline sources so they are accepted in good faith. Only two requirements are needed: a QPQ, and some grammar corrections in the article. There should probably be a comma before citation 11, and "cancel its commission but when it" should probably read "cancel its commission, but when it", and "works of history but most of his attempts" should read "works of history, but most of his attempts". Once these issues are resolved, the article will be approved. Of the two hooks, I think ALT1 is the best as an article about a painting of the Vesuvius eruption is not that "hooky", but an artist self-inserting in their work is interesting. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:40, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, all done. I tweeked the Alt a little. Philafrenzy (talk) 00:07, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
All issues have been resolved so ALT1 is now a pass. Symbol voting keep.svg Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 05:02, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

Darnell Hunt

  • ... that Darnell Hunt, the Dean of Social Sciences at UCLA, believes Hollywood should use the Rooney Rule to increase the share of African American writers? Robb, David (November 1, 2017). "New Report Calls On TV Industry To Adopt NFL's "Rooney Rule" To Address Exclusion Of Black Writers & Showrunners". Deadline. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 

Created by Zigzig20s (talk). Self-nominated at 01:45, 23 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article meets newness and length requirements. No image so no problem there. Proposed hook is interesting and is cited. The article however has some typos and/or needs some revisions: "commissioned by the Color of Change" probably doesn't need the quotation marks, for example. Also, "showed that very few television were black" needs to be clarified. The sentence regarding his O.J. Simpson book has no footnote. "Graaf a History professor" should be "Graaf, a History professor". As mentioned by Northamerica1000, a QPQ is still needed. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:22, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
I've fixed the typos. The O.J. Simpson book is self-evident given the title.Zigzig20s (talk) 02:31, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
@Zigzig20s: Yes, but it would still be good to have a footnote there, if only to verify that he wrote the book. Once that's resolved this will be good to go. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 03:08, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
There's an ISBN and OCLC...Zigzig20s (talk) 03:09, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
@Zigzig20s: Well WP:V and WP:BLP do say that footnotes are required if statements are contentious, and that statement isn't really contentious, so I can give you that. No copyright violations or plagiarism detected either so there are no other problems with the article. All that's needed now is a QPQ. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 03:21, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
I've just reviewed Template:Did you know nominations/Amusement.Zigzig20s (talk) 10:32, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
QPQ has been provided; as such, this is ready for DYK. Symbol voting keep.svg Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:59, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

Samuel Abu Jinapor

  • ... that Samuel Jinapor was appointed deputy Chief of Staff of the President of Ghana at age 33? Source:see this [22] and [23]
    • ALT1:... that Samuel Jinapor was critised for taking a selfie during the general assembly of the UN whiles his president was presenting his address? Source: [24]
    • ALT2:... that Samuel Jinapor and his brother John Jinapor have played key roles in the two biggest political parties in Ghana? Source: [25]

Created by Crosstemplejay (talk). Self-nominated at 16:42, 20 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg This article is new enough and long enough. It is neutral and I detected no policy issues. I don't like any of the hooks much. The reference for ALT0 does not support the claim that he was 33 years old and ALT1 is intriguing but is too negative to be acceptable for a DYK hook about a living person. ALT2 may be alright when you add the fact of his brother's position in the NDC to the article rather than just calling him a stalwart. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:55, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
Hi @Cwmhiraeth:, thanks for the review. Your points have been noted and addressed by adding other refs to the hooks. I have suggested another one below. Please review it again. Thanks once again. His brother's ministerial material has also been added to the stalwart .CrossTemple Jay 10:32, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
    • ALT3:... that when Samuel Jinapor was appointed deputy Chief of Staff aged 33, some felt that his family's closeness to the opposition NDC would compromise him? Source: [26], [27], [28]
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Thank you. Approving ALT3 and ALT0 as good to go. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:54, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

Good Omens (TV series)

  • Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/Ai Kayano
  • Comment: If anyone can create a catchier hook, be my guest. I think the fact that Pratchett predicted Gaiman's unwillingness is sufficiently interesting for a DYK hook but it probably could be more concise. Regards SoWhy 16:38, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Moved to mainspace by SoWhy (talk). Self-nominated at 16:38, 20 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article was moved into mainspace in the right time frame, long enough, no copyvios, hook is interesting and in the citation provided. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 19:07, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

Twinnies (duo)

Created/expanded by Moscow Connection (talk). Self-nominated at 21:58, 27 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New, in time, long enough, sourced, inline hook citation checks out, neutral, no apparent copyvios. Changed "could" to "would" in the hook. Moscow Connection, I would recommend adding a link to the video to the article. --Usernameunique (talk) 05:49, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Moscow Connection, copyright shouldn't be a problem when simply adding a link (e.g., as a reference). It would only be a problem were you to attempt to put the video on the Wikipedia page itself. --Usernameunique (talk) 06:13, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

Hans Otto Jung

  • Reviewed: Max Schmalzl
  • Comment: He was interviewed for the book Swing Under the Nazis: Jazz as a Metaphor for Freedom - I'd love to get that spirit to the hook, but don't know how, because it's not all he stood for.

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 09:51, 22 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg Size and date relative to submission check out, referencing is OK, AGF on non-English references, QPQ done. I believe this is good to go. - The Bushranger One ping only 00:02, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

Chanbria

  • ... that juvenile Chanbria solifuges use their legs and chelicerae to dig for prey beneath the sand? Source: "Their search was often interrupted by a quick, short retreat along their previous path, immediately followed by a vigorous excavation of the sand with their 2nd and perhaps also 1st pair of legs and chelicerae, creating a shallow bowl under the crust of the sand. [...] [O]ne specimen was seen to excavate a hemipteran nymph from just under the surface of the sand" [29]
    • ALT1:... that juvenile Chanbria solifuges use their pedipalps to feel for prey beneath the surface of sand? Source: "Some individuals dug for only a few seconds, while others paused, probed the hole with their pedipalps, and then immediately began digging again for a variable number of times until they began their search for another patch of sand to excavate[...]; our observations of juvenile Chanbria support the use of pedipalps for tactile detection of prey." ibid.
    • ALT2:... that arachnologists think juvenile Chanbria solifuges locate their prey with both chemical and tactile signals. Source: "Our observations suggest that juvenile Chanbria may use a combination of tactile and chemical cues to locate prey that are buried just beneath the surface of the sand." ibid.
    • ALT3:... that solifuges like those in the genus Chanbria have five pairs of fan-shaped chemoreceptors (malleoli) on their back legs, each with the dendrites of 72,000 sensory neurons? Source: Five malleoli extend ventrally from the proximal segments of each hind leg of mature and immature solpugids. Each malleolus contains the denrites of 72,000 bipolar sensory neurons with somata in a ganglion in the leg just dorsal to the malleolus. ... Only solpugids of he the genus Chanbria were used in these studies" [30]:471

Created by Umimmak (talk). Self-nominated at 18:12, 22 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The article is neutral and I detected no copyright or close paraphrasing issues. Looking at the proposed hooks, I think ALT3 is not of general interest to non-biologists so I have struck it. You will need to use "pedipalp" in the article if you want to use it in the hook. Personally, I would substitute "mouthparts" for "chelicerae" in ALT0, and use touch and smell in the others instead of the more technical words. Also most people won't know what solifuges are so why not use "spiders"? DYK also requires an inline citation at the end of the actual sentence concerned rather than at the end of the paragraph (which is perfectly satisfactory for other purposes). Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:21, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
@Cwmhiraeth: I think I've made the required changed in the article by adding more in-line citations and explicitly mentioning pedipalps. As for the hooks, your changes make sense, although I think I'd prefer to say "camel spider" (or "wind scorpion" or "sun spider") as solifuges aren't in the order Araneae. I've pipelinked chelicerae to read "mouth parts", but perhaps it could also read "jaws" or link to Arthropod mouthparts#Chelicerates. New alts as per your suggestions:
  • ALT4:... that juvenile Chanbria camel spiders use their legs and jaws to dig for prey beneath the sand?
  • ALT5:... that arachnologists think juvenile Chanbria camel spiders locate their prey through a combination of smelling and feeling for them?
  • ALT6:... that juvenile Chanbria camel spiders use their pedipalps to feel for prey beneath the surface of sand?
Thanks! Umimmak (talk) 22:28, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
@Umimmak: Wouldn't it be better to call them "camel spiders" rather than "spider camels"? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 20:00, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
@Cwmhiraeth: it absolutely would be; I have no clue why I wrote it incorrectly in the hooks. Thank you for catching that. New hooks have been fixed. Umimmak (talk) 20:10, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Approving ALT4, ALT5 and ALT6. The promoter can choose which they like. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 20:20, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 21

Boosenburg

Boosenburg,
Boosenburg,
  • Reviewed: Salsa Big Band
  • Comment: would be nice to add "concert venue" but is long already

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 09:30, 22 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article was created and nominated within the required timeframe, is of sufficient length. AGF on German sources. QPQ is present. Two minor issues: the last paragraph (about becoming a WHS property) is uncited, and I'd suggest "still exists" instead of "is extant" in the hook. - The Bushranger One ping only 00:26, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for looking! It may be my English but I connect "exist" with living creatures, - wrong? - UNESCO site: this would reference the year of the whole thing, this is a list of the monuments, + ext link (which could be made ref. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:20, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: I think the reference with the year would be the better bet. I'd generally consider "extant" to be just a little jargon-like; it's not wrong, but in general "exists" would be the word used. I won't object if you think it works better this way, though. - The Bushranger One ping only 09:03, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
Learning, promoter can change to "exist" or whatever, "only thing left" (not much). I use "extant" all the time for manuscripts which nobody said "exist", rather the opposite (I used "exist" and was corrected". Never so sure about details of English ;) - Adding that ref, but isn't it like sourcing that the sky is blue, just a little bit? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:08, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
IIRC sometimes 'every paragraph must have at least one' has been suggested, although looking now I don't actually see it in the rules? But overall I've found it better to err on the side of too many citations, and it means you don't have to go adding it later. ;) - The Bushranger One ping only 09:10, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
Did you see that I added it? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:31, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol voting keep.svg Indeed, I belive this is now good to go. Good work on a beautiful place! - The Bushranger One ping only 10:38, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

Fatuma binti Yusuf al-Alawi

  • ... that to ensure the loyalty of Queen Fatuma, a client ruler of Zanzibar, Omani forces kept a cannon trained on her palace? She was closely guarded and prevented from sending any messages to the Portuguse in Mozambique. The Arab fort had three cannons, one of which pointed toward her palace At least one of the fort's cannons was aimed towards the house of the local sovereign
  • Reviewed: To follow
  • Comment: After writing this article I discovered there was a pre-existing stub at Queen Fatuma of Zanzibar. I have redirected this to the new article as it contained no new information. The new article is at least 5x bigger than the old in any case

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 13:31, 21 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg 5x expansion and hook source verified; overall long enough and well sourced, with an interesting hook. Earwig found no copyvio. QPQ still needed. —David Eppstein (talk) 23:11, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the review David Eppstein, I have carried out a QPQ review over at Template:Did you know nominations/East Rennell. Thanks - Dumelow (talk) 19:51, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

Hassan Ahmed (Ghanaian diplomat)

Created by Crosstemplejay (talk). Self-nominated at 11:09, 21 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, well sourced.There is no copy violation or close paraphrasing, but the first hook and ALT2 have not been cited by reliable references at the article.Also the two final sentences of working life is not cited. We will choose the best hook If the citation problem of the hooks is removed.Saff V. (talk) 11:49, 25 November 2017 (UTC)

@Saff V.: Thanks for the review. I have sorted out the references stuff. Please go through and make your recommendation. God bless.CrossTemple Jay 09:53, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

It looks better now by citing reference on the last sentences of working life, Thanks. In other hand, I try explain clearly the inline references of hooks. He is the current Director of Protocol for Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana, this sentence is part of first hook and placed at lead but there is any references at the end of sentence in the artcle, Please add! Another one is about third hook, it consists of two sentences at the article in different places: He was employed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ghana and worked there for 34 years and The position was with the United Nations-African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur, Khartoum, Sudan, where was appointed the Head of Office, which first one ( He was employed ...) doesn't have any sources and the main problem is relation between two sentences. If you put these sentences next to each other, we will accept the third hook, because at this situation make more sense! Am I clear? Regards!Saff V. (talk) 13:37, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
@Saff V.: Thanks for the review. I gave only one ref because I believed it covered the whole hook. I have added another one and included a ref at the lead of the article. God bless. Again if you deem fit to modify any of the hooks, you can please do so. CrossTemple Jay 09:21, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg The reference problem is removed! Good to go by ALT1!

Edric Norfolk Vaux Morisset

Created/expanded by Mahveotm (talk) and Dippiljemmy (talk). Nominated by Mahveotm (talk) at 12:14, 21 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Long enough, neutrally written, well referenced, no close paraphrasing seen. QPQ not done.CrossTemple Jay 12:36, 24 November 2017 (UTC)
During this brief period, however, Morisset managed to aggrieve at least one member of the public to the point where a valuable dog of his was deliberately poisoned please consider rewriting this line to make for simpler reading.
Your observations have been noted concerning the DYK nomination of Edric Norfolk Vaux Morisset and the sentence has been reworded. As this is my first DYK nomination, Quid pro quo is not necessary. Kindly help me add Dippiljemmy to the credit as he started the article, I only approved it for AfC.

Symbol confirmed.svg Ready now. Added user Dippiljemmy to credits. A closer can choose which hook to use. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Crosstemplejay (talkcontribs) 11:40, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

Victoria Yar Arol

  • ... that Victoria Yar Arol was the first woman from Southern Sudan to attend the University of Khartoum? Some of these women include Victoria Yar Arol, the first Southern Sudanese woman to enter the University of Khartoum
    • ALT1:... that Sudanese politician Victoria Yar Arol made sure her niece, future Warrap state governor Nyandeng Malek Deliech, had the opportunity to study beyond primary school? her aunt Victoria Yar Arol ... offered to bring Nyandeng back to Juba to pursue her studies in the regional capital "At that time, most of the girl students dropped out of school after they completed their primary school in our village"

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 21:13, 21 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg New enough, long enough, neutrally written, well referenced, no close paraphrasing seen. No QPQ done, do it for the tick.CrossTemple Jay 12:09, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
Hi .Crosstemplejay, QPQ added. Thanks for the review - Dumelow (talk) 12:23, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg All in order now. Ready for the main page.CrossTemple Jay 10:05, 23 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but find the hooks rather dull. What do you think about spotlighting something surprising?
  • ALT2: ... that Victoria Yar Arol was one of 20–30 children of a Dinka tribal chief? Yoninah (talk) 00:02, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
Hi Yoninah, your suggested alt is fine with me. Though shouldn't it be "20–30 children"? "20 or 30 children" (in British English at least) suggests that it is one or the other rather than a range - Dumelow (talk) 05:57, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg New and exciting hook accepted.CrossTemple Jay 14:05, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
  •  :) Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 14:12, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

Joo Koon rail accident

Created by Mailer diablo (talk). Self-nominated at 11:41, 21 November 2017 (UTC).

QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg epicgenius (talk) 14:50, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

  • As this is your fifth nomination, no QPQ is required. However, you will need a QPQ for any new nominations.
    Of the two hooks, I'd approve ALT1 because it has less jargon. However, both hooks are a little unclear. The subway station is in Singapore, but the vast majority of casual readers wouldn't know that. How about this: [ALT2 moved above] epicgenius (talk) 14:50, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
  • I'm happy with ALT2 too. Give me a while to work through the other issues. - Mailer Diablo 18:00, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
  • OK, just tell me when you're done with fixing them. epicgenius (talk) 19:27, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Okay, I've cited the hospital line and removed the other one. That should solve the issue. Thank you for reviewing! - Mailer Diablo 20:59, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
  • You're welcome. Symbol confirmed.svg This nomination is good to go now. epicgenius (talk) 21:13, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Yep. I'm happy with that. - Mailer Diablo 03:23, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Thanks. Restoring tick for ALT3 per epicgenius' review. Yoninah (talk) 14:21, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 22

Kirsty McGuinness

  • ... that Kirsty McGuinness plays for both the historically mostly Catholic Antrim GAA and the historically mostly Protestant Northern Ireland women's national football team? Source: BBC

Created by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 13:04, 28 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg The C of E New, in time, long enough, sourced, neutral, QPQ done. Issues:
Where in the article does it say that Antrim GAA is mostly Catholic, or that the national team is mostly Protestant?
Hook seems to conflict with this line in the article: "[McGuinness playing on these teams] differed from men's sport where there are sectarian divides between majority Protestant association football and majority Roman Catholic GAA." --Usernameunique (talk) 07:16, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
It's in the last sentence. The hook doesn't conflict with the article as its saying she plays for both women's teams while stating that this doesn't happen in the mens teams due to the divides in NI. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 16:06, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
The C of E, how does "McGuinness would attend Linfield training wearing an Antrim shirt and vice versa" support the hook? Also, what I mean by the apparent contradiction is that the hook implies that the two teams are majority Catholic and majority Protestant, and that McGuinness is an exception to that trend. The sentence about men's soccer appears to say the same; that the teams are majority (but not exclusively) Catholic or Protestant, which also implies that there are some exceptions to the general trend. --Usernameunique (talk) 20:58, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
I see what you are saying. s such, I have amended the hook to state the historical divides between football and GAA that she has crossed. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 06:51, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
Thanks The C of E. Just need something in the article also saying that women's soccer has historically had Catholic/Protestant divisions. I think you're trying to say that in this sentence: "This differed from men's sport where there are traditionally sectarian divides between the historically majority Protestant association football and historically majority Roman Catholic GAA." However, the way that sentence is structured it seems to say that only men's soccer has historically has such a divide, when I think you are trying to say that soccer generally has had the divide, and men's soccer currently still adheres to it. Rephrasing that sentence (e.g., "Traditionally there are sectarian divides between the majority Protestant association football and historically majority Roman Catholic GAA, which are still generally adhered to in men's sport.") should do the trick. --Usernameunique (talk) 12:01, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
@Usernameunique: I have added a clarification. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 22:13, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Thanks The C of E, all set.

Dandara Touré

  • ... that Dandara Touré served only 34 days in the Council of Ministers of Mali due to the 2012 coup? Elle a été, à cause du coup d’Etat du 22 mars 2012, une très éphémère (34 jours) ministre de la Promotion de la femme, de l’enfant et de la famille (16 février – 22 mars 2002).
  • Reviewed: To follow

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 13:50, 22 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, neutral, and well referenced. The hook is interesting and supported by an inline citation. I am unable to check for close paraphrasing since all sources are in French. Just waiting for a QPQ review. 97198 (talk) 11:02, 23 November 2017 (UTC)
Hi 97198, thanks for your review. I have completed a QPQ at Template:Did you know nominations/IFF Mark II - Dumelow (talk) 09:29, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Thanks Dumelow. Good to go. 97198 (talk) 10:59, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Xiong Huizhen

  • ... that Xiong Huizhen, who spent 22 years completing his teacher's unfinished work, was admired by historian Gu Jiegang for his devotion? Source: Yeh 2000

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 23:38, 22 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are sourced inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:47, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

Lord Oblitey Commey

Created by Crosstemplejay (talk). Self-nominated at 12:14, 22 November 2017 (UTC).

General eligiblity:

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

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

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg I don't think the hook is interesting honestly, try to find other alternatives. Makeandtoss (talk) 18:57, 22 November 2017 (UTC) Makeandtoss (talk) 18:57, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

@Makeandtoss: Thanks for the review. I have suggested other hooks.CrossTemple Jay 10:49, 23 November 2017 (UTC)
There needs to be clarification about what the flagstaff is. Makeandtoss (talk) 18:26, 23 November 2017 (UTC)
@Makeandtoss: Thanks for the review. What other clarification is needed? You can please let me know, else The Flagstaff House has been in line cited so that readers can easily know what it means. CrossTemple Jay 13:06, 24 November 2017 (UTC)
I support ALT3 and modifying it into: "that Ghanaian football executive and entrepreneur, Lord Commey, is now an operations director at the office of the President of Ghana?" Makeandtoss (talk) 16:36, 24 November 2017 (UTC)
@Makeandtoss: Thanks for the review. I believe the modified ALT3 is OK. Please go ahead and vet it. God bless. Thanks once again.CrossTemple Jay 09:47, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
Modified ALT3 is GTG. Symbol confirmed.svg Makeandtoss (talk) 12:28, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

Luke Harper and Erick Rowan

  • Comment: Feel free to tweak/add hooks.

Created by Sekyaw (talk). Self-nominated at 02:32, 27 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Date and length fine. I personally prefer ALT1 as the original is capitalised in the article and linking it would be overlink on the hook though both are cited inline. QPQ is not needed as the nominator only has 4 credits so this is his last free one. No close paraphrasing. Good to go. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 09:43, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 23

Chiyuki Urano

  • Reviewed: Perry Askam
  • Comment: my little contribution to the Asian month before it's over

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 19:32, 30 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough, long enough, neutrally written, well referenced, no close paraphrasing seen. QPQ done.CrossTemple Jay 13:25, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

Rhode Makoumbou

Rhode Makoumbou and some of her sculptures
Rhode Makoumbou and some of her sculptures
  • ... that Congolese artist Rhode Makoumbou sculpts figures out of sawdust and woodglue, some of which are up to 3 metres (9.8 ft) tall? Depuis 2002, Rhode Makoumbou a créé de nombreuses sculptures en matière composée (sciure et colle à bois sur une structure métallique) représentant les métiers des villages qui tendent à disparaître. Certaines ont plus de trois mètres de haut!
  • Reviewed: To follow

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 21:57, 23 November 2017 (UTC).

  • for the moment, just formatting and saying that not all readers live in a metric world ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:07, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Article was created and nominated within the required time, and is of adequate size and sufficiently sourced. AGF on non-English sources. Picture is claimed as owned by the subject and released under an appropriate license (however at DYK scale may not be sufficiently legible). A QPQ is needed for this to be good to go. - The Bushranger One ping only 00:57, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the review The Bushranger. I added a couple of crops which might be better for DYK image sizes. QPQ done at Template:Did you know nominations/SSM-A-23 Dart - Dumelow (talk) 08:34, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol voting keep.svg Good to go, the crop with Makoumbou would probably be the best image but that will be up to the promoter. - The Bushranger One ping only 09:00, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
Sculptures by Makoumbou
Sculptures by Makoumbou
Rhode Makoumbou
Rhode Makoumbou



Megachile chomskyi

Female M. chomskyi
Female M. chomskyi
  • ... that Megachile chomskyi (pictured), a species of bee named after the linguist Noam Chomsky, has a tongue that's more than half the length of its body? Source: "Male: Body length 13 mm [...] Tongue length 7.2 mm [...] Female: Body length 13–13.5 mm, [...] Tongue length 7.2 mm." "It is my pleasure to name this species after Professor Noam Chomsky, Department of Linguistics & Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)." [41]
    • ALT1:... that Megachile chomskyi (pictured), a leafcutter bee found in Texas, is named after the linguist Noam Chomsky? Source: "A new species of leafcutter bee, Megachile (Megachiloides) chomskyi, is described from Texas, United States." ibid.
    • ALT2:... that Megachile chomskyi (pictured), named after the linguist Noam Chomsky, is a leafcutter bee found in Texas? Source: ibid.

Created by Umimmak (talk). Self-nominated at 22:44, 25 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go. Article is new, long enough, hook has a citation, NPOV and nominator did a QPQ. Prefer proposed hook over ALT1 and ALT2. Although the facts are in the Description (length of body, length of tongue) it would be an improvement vis-a-vis the hook if the description specifically stated that tongue length is more than half of body length. P.S. As an undergrad at MIT I attended several of Chomsky's lectures, although did not take a course he taught. David notMD (talk) 16:14, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
@David notMD: Thanks! I added in an explicit percentage — does this look better? And neat! :) Umimmak (talk) 16:51, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
New problem is that the next sentence also has a 55% in it, so at first glance confusing. Either delete the next sentence or convert the previous sentence to being more than half it's body length. David notMD (talk) 17:20, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
@David notMD: I don't see it being particularly confusing, but I changed it to the less precise "more than half". The second sentence should not be deleted as that ratio is diagnostic. Umimmak (talk) 17:40, 9 December 2017‎ (UTC)
Accept with the last change to article. Reaffirming Symbol confirmed.svg — Preceding unsigned comment added by David notMD (talkcontribs) 19:29, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Azazet Habtezghi Kidane

Azazet Habtezghi Kidane
Azazet Habtezghi Kidane
  • ... that Azazet Habtezghi Kidane interviewed more than 1,500 African refugees to document torture in the Sinai Peninsula? She took testimony from up to ten people a day, speaking with a total of 1,500 African refugees. Half of the refugees who gave testimony were victims of torture camps
  • Reviewed: To follow

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 18:56, 23 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg The article was created on November 22, 2017, within the seven-day timeframe for new articles. It has no issues with neutrality or detectable copyright issues. The hook, as well as the rest of the article, is reliably sourced. I have this page watchlisted so I will pass this when the QPQ is listed. Or just ping me if you want.TheGracefulSlick (talk) 06:30, 24 November 2017 (UTC)
Hi TheGracefulSlick, I have carried out a QPQ at Template:Did you know nominations/Underground Research Laboratory, thanks - Dumelow (talk) 09:51, 9 December 2017 (UTC)


Shu Xiuwen

Shu Xiuwen on the cover of The Screen Pictorial
Shu Xiuwen on the cover of The Screen Pictorial
  • ... that Shu Xiuwen (pictured) escaped and became a dancing girl when her father tried to sell her to repay debts, but later supported her parents after she became a movie star? Source: Lee 2016 p. 461 p. 462

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 21:45, 24 November 2017 (UTC).

  • On it. — LlywelynII 06:45, 25 November 2017 (UTC)

    Long enough (5.9k elig. chars.); new enough; neutral and within policy, generally speaking [trad. form of chars. added]; well-cited, though some cites lack (in Chinese) tags [fixed] and bits of editorializing come through (source explicit that g'father was prominent scholar and job was as an underage escort; source doesn't support that family was "deeply" in debt; &c.); QPQ done; image allegedly out of copyright.

    Symbol question.svg Hook has some issues, though. Obviously "move" intends "movie" (easy enough to fix [edit: yep. already fixed by the time I posted this reply]) and this isn't a BLP, but the euphemism in the source's "escort dancing-girl" is the "dancing-girl" part of the job description, not the "escort" part. Mention of her escorting makes a stronger hook and sharpens the comparison between her options with/without leaving home. That said, it'd certainly be a highly negative aspect of her bio for some people and, living or not, if the focus of the hook is really on the tension between her fleeing her parents and later still caring for them, there's no need to go into it just as an aside.

    Also, fwiw and up to the nominator, it seems to bury better hooks. It's fairly standard and unsurprising that a traditionally raised Chinese girl cared for her unsupportive parents once she attained moderate wealth. It's another thing entirely that a former escort became an actress, then one of the founding generation of PRC political leaders, then demoted and abused (apparently to the point of death, although the current article is vague on specifics and the 2nd page of the source is being blocked by Google Books on my end) for apparently no reason as part of the Cultural Revolution. Another fairly interesting line would be discussing how she got into leftist theater, apparently only for income and prestige, but became an actual leftist following KMT suppression of her troupe and friends. That said, selling your kids... Yeah, also hookish. Might even add the opium habit and the year to point out how recently this was going on. — LlywelynII 16:06, 25 November 2017 (UTC)


  • ALT1 ... that Shu Xiuwen (pictured) became an escort dancing girl when her father tried to sell her to repay debts, but later supported him after she became a movie star?
  • ALT2 ... that Shu Xiuwen (pictured), one of the "Four Great Actresses" of China, died after she was persecuted during the Cultural Revolution?
Frankly, it's not clear to me what your concern with the original hook is (is it because I omitted the "escort" part?) Anyway, I'm proposing two more hooks for consideration. (BTW, the source doesn't go into details about how she was persecuted. The original quote is "The political persecution she suffered during the Cultural Revolution cut her life short.") -Zanhe (talk) 02:32, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg G2G with ALT1, which is sourced as above. Yeah, sorry for not being more clear. The escort bit definitely needed to be included if that's what the hook was going to talk about, but I was asking—as an aside—if there was anything else we could use that was less negative, even though this is not a BLP and there's no rule against it. Given these two options, though, (a) the 1st will probably draw more readers (b) especially since the second hook has an extra link in it that will syphon off the readers curious what an actress-killing "Cultural Revolution" would be. It's your choice, but you can get more readers to the page you've been working on by making them at least have to click through to find the other bits they're interested by. With pics or a well-written lead, plenty will stay and read anyway. — LlywelynII 10:02, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

Nicki McNelly

  • ... that Nicki McNelly had various jobs, including serving in the British Army and working as a school secretary, before being ordained in the Scottish Episcopal Church?
    • ALT1:... that Nicki McNelly joined the Intelligence Corps of the British Army after leaving school but was forced to leave in order to marry?
    • ALT2:... that Nicki McNelly, who spent most of working life as an army wife, would later become Provost of an Episcopal cathedral?

Created by Gaia Octavia Agrippa (talk). Self-nominated at 19:17, 30 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new enough, long enough and no copyvios. I like ALT1 the best, but I'm not exactly sure where the source says she was forced to leave the Intelligence Corps (as opposed to leaving of her own free will) - can you pull out the specific quote from the source that backs this up? Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 11:01, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
I suppose "forced" is a bit too strong. The way I read it, if she wanted to marry, she had to leave the army. She chose to get married but that meant she was forced/required/compelled. Marriage was a choice, but leaving the army wasn't. We could change forced to had, but it doesn't quite have the same ring to it. Gaia Octavia Agrippa Talk 17:34, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Okay, well let's go with ALT2 which a bit less controversial and fully verifiable to the Diocese of Argyll and The Isles. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 19:39, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

Mahani Teave

Mahani Teave
Mahani Teave

Created by Slafayette (talk). Nominated by KAVEBEAR (talk) at 23:32, 23 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New, long enough, well enough referenced, no copyvio, QPQ done, and the hook is interesting. Image is relevant, is CC BY 2.0, and has rollover text, so this is good to go. Applodion (talk) 15:13, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

Yunchi

  • ... that Japanese singer Yunchi was Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's junior at their agency? Source: "Yun*chi 『Yun*chi』インタビュー" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. Retrieved November 23, 2017. 
    • ALT1:... that Japanese singer Yunchi covered the song "Catch You Catch Me" from Cardcaptor Sakura for one of her albums? Source: "Log Horizon's Yun*chi Covers Cardcaptor Sakura's Theme Song in Animated Video". Anime News Network. April 11, 2015. Retrieved November 23, 2017. 

Created by Narutolovehinata5 (talk). Self-nominated at 03:41, 23 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new, meets the length requirement, and is likely to appeal to a broad audience since the singer has a large number of youtube views. However, it looks like some citations are missing from the intro section. The same information appears later in the article with citations, but it wouldn't hurt to have the citations in the introduction as well.  :* -->
@Rasa2017: Per WP:LEAD, it's not required to have references in the lead, unless the content that's being cited is controversial or contentious. There's nothing contentious in the lead (aside from maybe the birthday, which is already cited), and while it's not prohibited, in uncontroversial cases it's discouraged to have footnotes in the lead if there's nothing contentious. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 23:50, 23 November 2017 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: Symbol confirmed.svg I guess since I am more accustomed to working with scientific topics I lean towards more rather than less citations, but you're right that it's not actually required to cite every fact in the lead. Small note: there's a typo in the lead "she released first single" probably meant to be "she released her first single..." Other than that, DYK ready! Rasa2017 (talk) 22:58, 24 November 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 24

Benjamin Asante

Created/expanded by Crosstemplejay (talk). Self-nominated at 13:01, 24 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg This article is new enough and long enough. Approving ALT1, which has an inline citation. The article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 20:22, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

Mount Mian

Mt Mian in Shanxi, China
Mt Mian in Shanxi, China
  • ... that Mt Mian (pictured) in Shanxi is the supposed location of the murder of Jie Zhitui, an action credited with inspiring China's annual Tomb Sweeping Day?
    • ALT1:... that temples on Mt Mian (pictured) in Shanxi, China, observe an annual Cold Food Festival in honor of Jie Zhitui?
    • ALT2:... that in 2001 Mt Mian (pictured) in Shanxi became the second location in mainland China to be permitted to hold a major Taoist ritual after the Communist victory in the Chinese Civil War?
    • ALT3:... that Ji Chong'er missed his advisor Jie Zhitui so much that he burnt Jie and his mother alive in the forests around Mt Mian (pictured) in Shanxi?
    • ALT4:... that a chairman of a Chinese coal company spent hundreds of millions of RMB improving sites around Mt Mian (pictured) in Shanxi?
    • ALT5:... that the CNTA has named Mt Mian (pictured) in Shanxi, China, a AAAAA tourist destination?
  • Reviewed: Will do Shu Xiuwen.
  • Comment: Note to reviewers: Don't worry. You only need to review the hook(s) most interesting to you.

Created by LlywelynII (talk). Self-nominated at 06:40, 25 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new enough, long enough, neutral, and well referenced. QPQ is done. No copyvio found. I like the main hook, but "murder" is the wrong word. The legend says that Duke Wen of Jin burned the forest in order to force Jie Zhitui out of his hermitage, but accidentally killed him and his mother. -Zanhe (talk) 02:58, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
  • With respect, if you're fine with everything except the particular wording of a particular hook, there are 5 others to choose from and you can run with one of them instead.

    If it salves your conscience w/r/t to ALT0, you should remember we're basically advertising and things should be worded as strongly as possible short of fraud. "Manslaughter" and "unintentional homicide" are both much too bloodless and cumbersome; "death" is more boring still. "Murder" is particularly used when describing an unlawful death caused with malice aforethought, but it's only the unlawful causing of death part that is actually definitive. A death caused this wantonly and negligently is murder regardless of intent; the only thing mitigating would be if you considered the duke sovereign within his realm and therefore above the law. (Or if you believe the Taoists and assume Jie escaped the flames as an immortal...) Even then, the OED‘s senses 1b. and 1c. easily cover his fate: "the action of killing or... destruction of life, regarded as wicked and morally reprehensible regardless of its legality..." The legend reports even the duke acknowledging that his actions rose to that level. — LlywelynII 10:19, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Well I like ALT0 the best. I suggest we change "murder" to "immolation". It'll be both accurate and catchy, IMO. -Zanhe (talk) 20:01, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Murder is already catchy and is, as noted, completely accurate. Are you going to put a checkmark on this? choose another ALT? or do we need another reviewer yet again? — LlywelynII 18:00, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
  • I don't understand why you're so stubborn as to be unwilling to change a single questionable word. But I have better things to do than keep arguing over this. Let's use ALT1 then, which is also supported by reference. Image is freely licensed. ALT1 good to go. Symbol confirmed.svg -Zanhe (talk) 06:27, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

William Dempster

Cpl. William Dempster, NWMP
Cpl. William Dempster, NWMP

Created by EronMain (talk). Self-nominated at 08:18, 27 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg The article's long enough and the hook is okay. It seems to pass Earwig's detector (a low percentage is good, right?). However, I have some issues with The Lost Patrol section. For example, "After nine days searching" after the last date cited (December 21) makes it sound like they turned back on December 30 when the actual date was January 18. It also doesn't mention the fact that they were initially traveling in the opposite direction than they were accustomed to, which may have contributed to them getting lost, and that Fitzgerald's ego may have also played a part in the tragedy. There are also no sources for various details, e.g. "they were unable to find the route across the Ogilvie Mountains" and, less importantly perhaps, the names of the other three men in the lost patrol and the rescue party. Clarityfiend (talk) 09:28, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for this review and feedback.
Regarding the detail around the Lost Patrol section (in the William Dempster article), I provided an abridged account of how the patrol got lost but wanted to focus on Dempster's expedition. I can add a bit more if the current text is confusing.
I will also review the sources for the other details.
- EronTalk 17:14, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
Okay, I have edited the article to address these comments - more detail has been added to the Lost Patrol section and references have been improved. - EronTalk 17:54, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Much better. Might I suggest:
ALT1: ... that North-West Mounted Police Corporal William Dempster found the Lost Patrol, an NWMP party that vanished in northern Canada in the winter of 1910-11?" Clarityfiend (talk) 10:19, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. Alt hook looks good to me. - EronTalk 17:22, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg New reviewer needed for ALT1. Yoninah (talk) 21:25, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Border Personnel Meeting point

  • ... that in 2015, the Indian army motorcycle acrobatic team performed for the Chinese army at Daulat Beg Oldi, one of five Border Personnel Meeting points? Source:"and the ‘Dare Devils’ of the Indian Army Signal Regiment performed acrobatics on their motorcycle,” source 6 - (Aug 15, 2015). "New Indo-China border meeting point at Daulat Beg Oldie in Ladakh sector". The Indian Express

Created/expanded by MB (talk). Self-nominated at 03:35, 26 November 2017 (UTC).

Mite

  • ... that relative to its size, one species of mite is the fastest animal on Earth? Source: "Mite sets new record as world's fastest land animal"

Improved to Good Article status by Chiswick Chap (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk). Nominated by Cwmhiraeth (talk) at 07:36, 27 November 2017 (UTC).

  • @Cwmhiraeth: New(ly promoted to good article) enough, long enough, neutral enough. Doesn't seem to be any copyright violation. Hook is interesting, sourced (although I think it might be ideal if there was a ref to something other than a press release, namely the actual paper: doi:10.1242/jeb.128652 ), clearly stated in article. (Although I wonder if it might be clearer to say something like "a species of mite"? "A mite" gives the impression that this applies to any ol' mite, I think. But this might just be me reading too much into it). QPQ has been done. Passed. Symbol confirmed.svg Umimmak (talk) 08:49, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
@Umimmak: Thank you for the review. I have added a reference to the paper and have adjusted the hook. Perhaps you could repeat your tick for clarity. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:41, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
@Cwmhiraeth: Symbol confirmed.svg Yes I approve even more so now, thank you. Umimmak (talk) 18:50, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

FVB Mice

Created by HighFlyingFish (talk). Self-nominated at 03:52, 24 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Review as new reviewer Whispyhistory (talk) 17:28, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
  • new- 24th November 2017
  • long enough >2000 characters
  • readable and referenced appropriately. Reference after first sentence...is that correct?
  • first hook good, interesting and simple <140 characters.
  • headings have capitals- is that correct?
  • Earwig's copyvio- 10.7% violation unlikely Whispyhistory (talk) 20:13, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
Looks OK to me, but the lead really should be slightly longer. Probably doesn't fail just for that however. Please add the appropriate symbol from those listed here if you are satisfied it meets all the criteria: Wikipedia:Did you know/Reviewing guide Philafrenzy (talk) 21:55, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg This article is new enough and long enough. I like the first hook which is simplified. Interesting and concise. Whispyhistory (talk) 06:29, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 25

Margaret W. Burcham

Margaret W. Burcham
Margaret W. Burcham
  • Reviewed: To follow

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 18:09, 25 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Review Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, timely nominated. Earwig is clear. No apparent close paraphrasing or copy violation. Hook features another significant break in the glass ceiling, and in that way it is an important first. Rising to the top on this macho environment is a big deal!
OTOH, we have a lot of DYKs pending that look more or less alike. I don't want anyone to think I am being dismissive of the personal/professional accomplishment or the institutional sea change. The hook is a bare statement of fact. Maybe we should embellish? But the hook is supported by in line/on line WP:RSs, including at least one I personally added that is more than an army press release. Picture is in the public domain, taken by a U.S. Army photographer. Is clear at 100 px. The other picture in the article is less formal and in some ways more interesting and is also public domain. All paragraphs are cited. QPQ is owing. 7&6=thirteen () 19:12, 25 November 2017 (UTC)
I will also mention that a lot of the WIR articles, like this one, are WP:Orphans. That is not really a DYK problem, but it is a systemic wikipedia and societal problem. Maybe we should open up a woman's only orphanage. 7&6=thirteen () 21:16, 25 November 2017 (UTC)#
Hi 7&6=thirteen, thanks for the review and comments. I added in some links so the article is no longer an orphan. A couple of suggestions for ALT hooks if the original is too "firsty", but my preference is for the original - Dumelow (talk) 00:07, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
QPQ: Template:Did you know nominations/Naval Aircraft Modification Unit KDN Gorgon
  • Review Symbol confirmed.svg All hooks are supported by in line/on line references. QPQ confirmed (not yet promoted; not a requirement). GTG. 7&6=thirteen () 11:38, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

Camille Robinson-Regis

  • ... that in 1992 Camille Robinson-Regis became the youngest senator to be appointed to the cabinet of Trinidad and Tobago? The Honourable Camille Robinson-Regis, appointed to the Senate in 1992, entered the political landscape as the youngest Senator to be appointed to the Cabinet of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Reviewed: To follow

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 14:34, 25 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough and long enough. Hook fact checks out, no evident copyright violation. Earwig gives the all clear. No images. Interesting hook for quite a dry article. Good to go. Simon Burchell (talk) 17:48, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Still needs a QPQ. 97198 (talk) 09:18, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
Hi 97198 and Simon Burchell. QPQ review now completed at Template:Did you know nominations/Jernej Šugman, thanks - Dumelow (talk) 10:37, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

Patrick Zhuwao

  • ... that Robert Mugabe's nephew Patrick Zhuwao was expelled from Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU–PF party during the November 2017 Zimbabwean coup d'état? Source: [45]
    • ALT1:... that after his expulsion from Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU–PF party during the 2017 Zimbabwean coup d'état, Robert Mugabe's nephew Patrick Zhuwao reportedly fled the country for Argentina or South Africa? Source: 'Mugabe's nephew Patrick Zhuwao, the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, was in Argentina when the army struck. He chose to stay put there.'[46]; 'Nhlanhla Simon‎ posted a note to the to Zimbabwe Defence Force (ZDF) and Zimbabweans saying "please hunt for certain Patrick Zhuwao and teach him a lesson. Please smuggle him from South Africa to Zimbabwe. All Zimbabweans in South Africa please hunt for this boy and give him a red-code."' [47]
  • Reviewed: Manfred Jung
  • Comment: If anyone has a better idea for the hook, please be my guest. Jgefd (talk) 00:49, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

Created by Jgefd (talk). Self-nominated at 00:49, 26 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article is new enough, long enough, neutral, and well referenced. Main hook is verified with reliable inline sources (I've shortened it slightly to make it more concise). QPQ is done. No copyvio found. Good to go. -Zanhe (talk) 04:48, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

He Luli

  • ... that when He Luli was 14, her home was bombed and her 12-year-old sister was killed? Source: RCCK, Lary 2015

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 06:24, 26 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg New enough, long enough, neutrally written, well referenced though some refs are in Chinese, no close paraphrasing seen. QPQ not done. @Zanhe: Do so an a tick will be given. Nice hook.CrossTemple Jay 14:07, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
@Crosstemplejay: thanks for your review. I've added a QPQ. -Zanhe (talk) 02:25, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
  • ALT1 ... that when He Luli was fourteen, an assassin's bombs killed her younger sister?
@Crosstemplejay: Sorry to bother you again. After re-reading the hook, I feel it sounds too matter-of-fact for such a tragedy. So I'm proposing ALT1 instead, which conveys essentially the same information but sounds more sympathetic. Would you mind re-reviewing it? Thanks! -Zanhe (talk) 20:19, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svgNice tweet on the hook. I give it a tick. Yo. CrossTemple Jay 21:46, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

Estadio Universitario Alberto "Chivo" Córdoba

  • Reviewed: Hou Zongbin
  • Comment: Sources regularly interchange Córdoba and Córdova for the name of this venue, even materials put out by the university that owns the stadium.

5x expanded by Raymie (talk). Self-nominated at 05:02, 27 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg Article is a 5x expansion and the hook fact is in the body and supported by an inline citation. No apparent problems with copyright violation or biased wording. AGF because mi Espanol no es bueno. You should probably identify the references as Spanish language in the cite templates. – Muboshgu (talk) 14:48, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 26

Caroline Lenferna de Laresle

  • ... that Caroline Lenferna de Laresle travelled from Mauritius to Rome to claim the pontifical right for her order of nuns and died there shortly afterwards? Aussi, Mère Marie-Augustine n’avait d’alternative que d’avoir recours à Rome. Elle obtint le statut de droit pontifical pour sa congrégation et la maison généralice est transférée à Rome. c’est alors que le mot Perpétuel fut ajouté au nom de la congrégation. Elle y mourut le 28 janvier 1900 à l’âge de 76 ans.
  • Reviewed: To follow

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 21:55, 26 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Size and date check out; sources are in French, but a check using Google Translate indicates they do in fact verify the hook and are (it would appear) free of copyplag issues. A QPQ is needed for this to be good to go. - The Bushranger One ping only 11:50, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
  • I've mused a bit that perhaps the QPQ requirement for submitting other people's articles needs to be relaxed again so that there are more hooks to choose from for reviews. Anyway, this should be good to go now. Symbol voting keep.svg - The Bushranger One ping only 22:17, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

Ivone Soares

  • ... that Ivone Soares is deputy leader of the RENAMO party in Mozambique but her mother is a member of the rival FRELIMO party? A sua mãe foi militante da FRELIMO, à qual se juntou aos 12 anos de idade
    • ALT1:... that Mozambican politician Ivone Soares escaped death in September 2016 when her would-be assassin's gun jammed? Soares survived an attempt on her life on September 8 ... the AK 47-type gun jammed
  • Reviewed: To follow

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Nominated by Dumelow (talk) at 10:51, 26 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New, long enough (some 2,000 character w/o references), within policy and unplagiarized. Both hooks are interesting, and both verified by the sources (I can read Portuguese), which are reliable; none of the hooks seems to violate BLP rules, and neither does anything in the article. Would have liked a longer lead paragraph. Taken the liberty of removing "was" in "was escaped death" for ALT1, because it seems redundant. Waiting on QPQ, otherwise good to go. Dahn (talk) 07:17, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
Please make sure to ping me in some way if you've addressed this, or for anything else requiring my attention/involvement. Thanks, Dahn (talk) 10:42, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
Hi Dahn, thanks for your review and good catch on the extraneous "was". I have expanded the lead a little and carried out a QPQ review at Template:Did you know nominations/Hazen A. Brattain - Dumelow (talk) 18:18, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go! Dahn (talk) 18:34, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

Kate Fotso

  • ... that Kate Fotso, the richest woman in Cameroon, is known as the "iron lady of the cocoa industry"? Kate Fotso: La Dame de fer du secteur cacao Kate Fotso, the “iron lady” in the cocoa sector in Cameroon, is the richest woman in the country according to Forbes
  • Reviewed: To follow

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 09:57, 26 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Long enough, new enough, well referenced, with no close paraphrasing from the one English source (AGF for those in French). The hook is interesting and supported by inline citations. Just waiting on a QPQ. 97198 (talk) 11:43, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
Hi 97198, thanks for your review. I carried out a QPQ at Template:Did you know nominations/Pascual Abaj - Dumelow (talk) 11:18, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Thanks Dumelow. Good to go. 97198 (talk) 11:45, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Remy Siemsen

Created by Hmlarson (talk). Self-nominated at 08:47, 27 November 2017 (UTC).


  • New enough, long enough, verifiable (AGF for paywalled The Australian source), no copyvio. I've made some copyedits and fixed the hook formatting, and have an simpler alternate:
  • Symbol voting keep.svg QPQ looks fine; this seems ready to be promoted. --Hameltion (talk, contribs) 02:03, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

177th Fighter Aviation Regiment PVO

  • ... that the Soviet Air Defense Forces' 177th Fighter Aviation Regiment operated Lend-Lease Supermarine Spitfires in the air defense of Moscow between 1944 and 1948? Source: "осень 1944 Начал перевооружаться на английские истребители «Спитфайр»-IX. [...] 09.09.1948 Вошел в состав 303 иад ПВО 31 ИАК ПВО 19 ВИА ПВО (аэр. Дятьково, Ярос- лавль). декабрь 1948 Начал осваивать реактивные истребители МиГ-9. "(Bykov and Anokhin 2014, p. 456, see article for full ref)

Created by Kges1901 (talk). Self-nominated at 02:12, 29 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Time and size work out, AGF on sourcing, hook is interesting and sourced, QPQ done, but...the wording of the hook is ambiguous, in that it implies the war was still going on through 1948. @Kges1901: Is there a better way to put this? - The Bushranger One ping only 23:41, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
  • @The Bushranger: - Perhaps "as air defense for Moscow" since air defense exists in peacetime was well? Kges1901 (talk) 23:45, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
  • @Kges1901: That would work better, I think, yes. Assuming working that as shown below is alright for you, this will be good to go. - The Bushranger One ping only 23:48, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
ALT1: ... that the Soviet Air Defense Forces' 177th Fighter Aviation Regiment operated Lend-Lease Supermarine Spitfires as air defense for Moscow between 1944 and 1948?

History of aluminium

Extrusion billets of aluminium
Extrusion billets of aluminium
  • Reviewed: Muharem Kurbegovic
  • Comment: Personally, I prefer the hook I designated as main and would love to use the backup version if something is wrong with the main one.

Improved to Good Article status by R8R (talk). Self-nominated at 16:04, 26 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Very interesting and well written, it was a pleasure to read. Promoted to GA recently enough, easily long enough, no policy issues that I can see. The Stalin-FDR hook is interesting, short enough, and the citation checks out. The image is appropriately tagged. QPQ done. Good to go. — Kpalion(talk) 16:28, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 27

Ramona Go

  • Ms>... that Filipino Brigadier-General Ramona Go became a town mayor after her retirement? Retired Brigadier General Ramona Go of the Philippine Army was proclaimed mayor-elect of San Enrique town in Iloilo on Thursday after Monday’s midterm elections ... Go retired in September
    • ALT1:... that Ramona Go was the first female military pilot, line officer, battalion commander, adjutant-general and regular service general in the Philippine Armed Forces? She was the first female military pilot of the AFP after finishing her flying course in 1986. She was also the first female line officer, and was also the first female Adjutant General. The AFP has had female generals but they were from the technical service, serving as nurses. She also holds the distinction of being the AFP’s first woman battalion commander when she headed the Army Aviation Battalion (Bagwis) in 2003
  • Reviewed: To follow

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 23:28, 27 November 2017 (UTC).

  • With regards ALT1: I know people don't like "...was the first..." hooks but that is a lot of firsts! - Dumelow (talk) 23:29, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Dumelow, new, in time, long enough, sourced, neutral, no apparent copyvios. Needs QPQ. I agree with your comment, and prefer ALT1. --Usernameunique (talk) 06:19, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
Hi Usernameunique, thanks for your review. I carried out a QPQ review at Template:Did you know nominations/WS-124A Flying Cloud - Dumelow (talk) 10:09, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg All set now. --Usernameunique (talk) 11:24, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

Perry Askam

  • ... that as a young orphan, future actor and singer Perry Askam moved into the Rengstorff House with his maternal aunt? Source: Butler, p. 38
ALT1: ... that Perry Askam was the only professional singer in the Hollywood musical Sweet Kitty Bellairs? Source: Bradley p. 196
  • Reviewed: Jolly Roger Records
  • Comment: moved from draft to article space 17:57, 27 November 2017‎

Created by 78.26 (talk). Self-nominated at 22:21, 28 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Interesting life, on good source, offline sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. Unless you want to promote the house, I like ALT1 better. - Article: I don't know how to understand "Elisa and Perry were soon to move ...", complicated tense, and soon compared to what? - Please say "baritone" somewhere (and in the ibox) for those who don't know operatic roles that well. I added the opera composers. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:26, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: I attempted to make the two modifications to the article per your suggestions. Does that rectify the issue? Thanks! 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 17:03, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol voting keep.svg yes, thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:32, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

Xing Zi Ming Chu

Moved to mainspace by Ximenez Kin (talk). Nominated by Zanhe (talk) at 03:50, 2 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg @Zanhe: Date, length, neutrality and references are fine. AGF for close paraphrasing and faithfulness to sources since most are offline. QPQ is done. The hook is interesting, but there is no citation in the article for the rediscovery of the text in 1993 – can you please add one? Preferably the excavation of the tomb should be mention outside the lead, but it's not essential for DYK. 97198 (talk) 12:43, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
@97198: thanks for your review. I've added the excavation date and an online source to the article body (see Liu 2008). -Zanhe (talk) 21:05, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol voting keep.svg Brilliant, thanks. 97198 (talk) 12:36, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

Aha (wasp)

  • ... that Aha, an Australian genus of wasp, was named by the American entomologist Arnold Menke after he shouted "Aha, a new genus" after seeing one of its specimens for the first time? Source: "My recollection is that while going over some sphecid material collected 'down under' by Howard and Bob, I came upon a cute little gray wasp with strange tarsal unges and exclaimed, 'aha, a new genus'" [48]:14
    • ALT1:... that Aha, a wasp genus native to Australia, has the type species A. ha? Source:"Aha is endemic to Australia" Lomholdt 1980:241; "Type species: Aha ha" Menke 1977:673
    • ALT2:... that "Aha, a new genus" was what American entomologist Arnold Menke proclaimed when he saw a new wasp from Australia and the start to his article officially naming the genus Aha? Source: "Aha, a new genus of Australian Sphecidae, and revised key to the world genera of the tribe Miscophini (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae, Larrinae)" Menke 1977

Created by Umimmak (talk). Self-nominated at 12:02, 30 November 2017 (UTC).

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Red XN - I prefer the original hook, though it would be better to trim it down (everything past the quote is unnecessary) and the use of two "after"s is a bit distracting (I suggest changing the second instance to "upon" or something similar).
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg SounderBruce 19:51, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

@SounderBruce: some alt wordings:
  • ALT0a:... that Aha, an Australian genus of wasp, was named by the American entomologist Arnold Menke after he shouted "Aha, a new genus"?
  • ALT0b:... that Aha, an Australian genus of wasp, was named by the American entomologist Arnold Menke after he shouted "Aha, a new genus" when he saw one of its specimens for the first time?
  • ALT0c:... that Aha, an Australian genus of wasp, was named by the American entomologist Arnold Menke after he shouted "Aha, a new genus" upon seeing one of its specimens for the first time?
Umimmak (talk) 00:53, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg ALT0a looks good to me. SounderBruce 01:25, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but feel that the hooks say so much, there's no reason to read the article. And if the entomologist is so notable, he should have his own page. I suggest shortening this, such as:
  • ALT4: ... that an entomologist examining new specimens of wasps from Australia cried, "Aha!"—and that became their name? Yoninah (talk) 23:51, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
Is that not too WP:EASTEREGG-y? And I've been criticized in the past for having the main link at the end of the hook. But perhaps I was overestimating their importance. I don't oppose a change in wording. @SounderBruce: What do you think, being the original reviewer? I'll also throw out out another possibility:
  • ALT5:... that an entomologist cried "Aha!" when he discovered a new genus of Australian wasp, and that became its name?
Umimmak (talk) 00:32, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
@Umimmak: I like your suggestion, too. Yoninah (talk) 10:45, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
@SounderBruce: shall we assume you're okay with this change? Also Yoninah I now wonder if the word Aha even needs to be wikilinked in the hook; it's a pretty common English word. Umimmak (talk) 17:18, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
@Umimmak:Symbol confirmed.svg The suggested hook (ALT5) looks go to me. I also prefer linking to Aha, since it's a rather comprehensive article rather than just a dictionary definition. SounderBruce 22:45, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

Doug Davis

  • ... that ...in 1927, barnstormer Doug Davis let 12-year-old Paul Tibbets drop Baby Ruth candy bars (attached to little parachutes) from his biplane over Hialeah for a promotion, kindling the boy's love of flying? Source: Los Angeles Times article (http://articles.latimes.com/2007/nov/02/local/me-tibbets2), also two books that I haven't read in the Tibbets article
    • ALT1:... that ...air racer Doug Davis warned that someone might die because the course for the 1934 Thompson Trophy Race was too short, then himself fatally crashed while in the lead? Source: book Griffin, Georgia: We Could Have Been Famous... Volume 2: Heroes, 1890-1949 (https://books.google.ca/books?id=P4vxCwAAQBAJ&pg=PA321&lpg=PA321) and article "Doug Davis- Air Racer, Barnstormer, Airline Pilot" in Airport Journals (http://airportjournals.com/doug-davis-air-racer-barnstormer-airline-pilot/)

Created by Clarityfiend (talk). Self-nominated at 08:27, 28 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Size and date check out, referencing is proper, QPQ done, spot checks indicate no copyplag issues. Good to go. Suggest the prime hook - The Bushranger One ping only 01:36, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

Vitamin C

  • ... that ... in 1934 vitamin C was the first synthetic vitamin to be marketed as a medicine? Source: Ref #8 (Squires 2011) and #160 (Bachi 2008)
    • ALT1:... that ...in 1933 vitamin C was the first vitamin to be synthesized, and one year later the first synthetic vitamin to be marketed as a medicine? Source: Ref #8 (Squires 2011) and #160 (Bachi 2008)
  • Reviewed: Not reviewing another. This is my second DYK; I reviewed one when I did my first.

Improved to Good Article status by David notMD (talk). Self-nominated at 15:41, 27 November 2017 (UTC).

QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Looks good to go. SounderBruce 08:25, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

Carys Bannister

  • ... that Carys Bannister drove rally cars and exhibited corgis when not performing brain surgery? Source: "In addition to her focus on becoming a neurosurgeon, Carys had another side of her life in high adrenalin rally car driving" (behind paywall), "Currently I have six corgis, three of whom regularly appear in the show ring"

Created by 97198 (talk). Self-nominated at 13:05, 30 November 2017 (UTC).

  • @97198: long and new enough. Every non-lede paragraph is cited. Article is neutral in tone. Earwig doesn't pick up anything questionable to me. Hook is interesting, and the information is clearly stated in article and referenced (although I wonder if it might be better to (also?) have a secondary source for the bit about exhibiting corgis? It's also mentioned in the Manchester Evening News piece and in the BMJ) QPQ done. Symbol confirmed.svg Umimmak (talk) 03:29, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

Brilliant Pebbles

Brilliant Pebble in orbit
Brilliant Pebble in orbit

Created by Maury Markowitz (talk). Self-nominated at 20:20, 27 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough (5x expansion began 35 edits ago on 27 November 2017), long enough (35,275 characters "readable prose size"). Fully referenced. Hook fine, supported by online reference. (St Edward, the patron saint of mad scientists) QPQ not done. Image fine, has appropriate licence. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 08:44, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
    QPQ Template:Did you know nominations/Alex Mould
    Good to go. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 19:02, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
  • COMMENT: ISBN should be added to Bibliography entries of books. IMO, too many photos. Can the politicians be left out? And the article feels too long. It would be improved if the creator trimmed it by 5-10%. David notMD (talk) 12:40, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
I've made several edits and removed some photos, but these aren't really DYK issues, more talk page. Maury Markowitz (talk) 02:20, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

Janai Haupapa

  • ... that Janai Haupapa joined the Canadian national rugby league team while still playing for a rugby union club? Source: CRU
    • ALT1:... that Janai Haupapa was one of the many rugby union players that made up Canada's 2017 Women's Rugby League World Cup squad? Source: The Province

Created by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 09:49, 27 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg This article is new within the past seven days, the prose portion is long enough, it meets core policies and guidelines, both hooks work well (although I prefer the original one), and the QPQ has been completed. Job well done! -- West Virginian (talk) 17:02, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

Jolly Roger Records

Created by Chubbles (talk). Self-nominated at 06:42, 27 November 2017 (UTC).

  • COMMENT: I put [[ ]] on Jolly Roger Records. David notMD (talk) 21:10, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Article nominated within 24 hours of creation, so clearly new enough. Article is more than twice long enough. Article written in neutral manner. Inline citations are used throughout the article, and each paragraph contains several. Earwig's tool and my own searches turned up no copying, close paraphrasing, or other copyvio issues. Both hooks meet formatting requirements. I believe the content is interesting to a broad audience as it has "beating the big boys at their own game" appeal. Hook 1 is directly cited and the article matches the proposed hook. The problem with the first hook is that it is confusing, because it could be interpreted to mean "Jolly Roger owned bootlegs, and these bootlegs were of recordings made by RCA and originally manufactured at RCA's pressing plant, but who knows where the bootlegs themselves were pressed" which would hardly be exceptional. Re-wording needed. Hook 2 is a bit more problematic, because the article does not state exactly when Bolletino issued Armstrong's recordings on Jolly Roger. I'm sure that could easily be addressed. Of the two hooks, I prefer the intent of the first, because I'm a record nerd. (in the 1940s, Blue Ace did exactly the same thing to Columbia.) Hooks are written in a neutral manner. This appears to be nominator's 4th DYK, so QPQ does not apply. One more freebie! No image to check against. 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 22:00, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol voting keep.svg That fixes the issue. ALT2 is directly stated in the article, and supported by inline citation, offline source AGF. This article is ready for and deserving of mainspace exposure. If fact, as a record collector I hereby proclaim, in all my vast authority, that it should be required reading. 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 03:55, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 28

Ana Teresa Diego

  • Comment: This is my third DYK. The original article was translated from the es-wiki for The World Contest.

Created by Vami IV (talk). Self-nominated at 06:14, 27 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol delete vote.svg The article has only 1,130 characters of prose and is not long enough. - PM800 (talk) 02:14, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Vami IV, can you add another 400 characters of prose to make this article eligible for DYK? --Usernameunique (talk) 07:27, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
Can do, just lemme finish up work on one of my projects. –Vami_IV✠ 07:46, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
Alright, it's done. –Vami_IV✠ 22:46, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Great; thanks, Vami IV. Article is now over 1800 prose characters, and ready for a full review. PM800, did you want to continue, or should we find another reviewer? Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 23:17, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Vami IV, new, in time, long enough, sourced, neutral, no apparent copyvios, QPQ not needed. The hook fact about the asteroid has an appropriate inline citation, but there is nothing about her being a "prisoner of conscience," which should be in the article (and cited) in order to be in the hook. --Usernameunique (talk) 02:51, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
I changed the words "prisoner of conscience" to "student activist." Is this acceptable? –Vami_IV✠ 05:12, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Works for me, activism seems to be implied through her membership in the Communist Youth Federation of Argentina. --Usernameunique (talk) 05:27, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

Chad Finchum

Created by Willsome429 (talk). Nominated by The Bushranger (talk) at 23:44, 30 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, neutrally written, well referenced, no close paraphrasing seen. Could you please add a reference to the chart under "Xfinity Series"? Also, the source doesn't say he was a second-grader; it says he was 7. Maybe he skipped a grade? QPQ done. Yoninah (talk) 22:02, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
  • @Yoninah: I added the ref; as for the grade, I found a source that said "after the second grade", so I've changed the hook to age. - The Bushranger One ping only 22:44, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
  • @Yoninah: It has become more prevalant in the last couple decades what with everyone looking for "the next Jeff Gordon" and then (even as others had their careers murdered left and right in said search) "the next Tony Stewart" (which the only person whose career survived that was Juan Pablo Montoya who wasn't quite up to snuff, but I digress-). Anyway, ALT3, I think, would be the best bet here, and thanks for coming up with that. Sometimes I can overlook very obvious things! - The Bushranger One ping only 21:20, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Thank you. But since I wrote the hook, I'm calling on another reviewer to approve it. Yoninah (talk) 22:03, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg ALT3 is interesting, and inline citations check out. --Usernameunique (talk) 02:45, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

Panoz Avezzano

  • ... that the Panoz Avezzano is named after a town in Italy that was destroyed by an earthquake? Source: "The sad story is how the race-winning coupe got its name...on January 13, 1915, they had an earthquake that killed 30,250 people" [49]

Created by Skysder (talk) and The Bushranger (talk). Nominated by The Bushranger (talk) at 22:39, 3 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Hi The Bushranger, review follows: Article created 28 November; article just exceeds minimum length; article is well written;' article is cited to reliable csources throughout; no copyright violation or overly close paraphrasing is apparent; hook is interesting and cited to a reliable source that checks out; QPQ done. Nice save from AfD! - Dumelow (talk) 19:49, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

He Siyuan

He Siyuan in Who's Who in China (1931)
He Siyuan in Who's Who in China (1931)
  • ... that Professor He Siyuan (pictured) became an anti-Japanese guerrilla leader during World War II and later survived two assassination attempts, one of which killed his young daughter? Source: Lary 2015

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 06:07, 28 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg Article moved to mainspace on same day of nomination, image is in public domain, QPQ done, hook is sourced and accepted in good faith as most citations in Chinese.Gfosankar (talk) 14:33, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

Line the Label

  • ... that so many people wanted a Line the Label jacket, the company's server crashed? Source: "The surge in interest in the coat caused the style to quickly sell out and crashed the Toronto-based knitwear label’s website in some parts of the world, including in London." [50]
    • ALT1:... that Line the Label has become internationally famous after being endorsed by Meghan Markle? Source: "Meghan Markle wears a coat by Canadian brand Line the Label as she poses with Prince Harry" [51]
  • Reviewed: Nicki McNelly
  • Comment: Note: article is currently at AfD; nomination will have to be cancelled if that closes against keeping AfD has now closed as “keep”. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 09:16, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Created by FloridaArmy (talk) and Ritchie333 (talk). Nominated by Ritchie333 (talk) at 11:09, 2 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Size (just!) and date check out OK. References are suitable and relable. AfD closed keep, no notability concerns. QPQ done. Earwig's tool indicates no copyplag concerns. Note: added User:Gidonb to credits as he did a fair bit of cleanup work. Good to go. - The Bushranger One ping only 06:31, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

Ovulatory shift hypothesis

  • ... that women's sexual preferences and attractiveness may shift across their ovulatory cycles?
  • Reviewed: I have fewer than 5 DYK credits, so I believe I am exempt

Created by MountainRose (talk). Self-nominated at 12:48, 4 December 2017 (UTC).

currently reviewing this article Whispyhistory (talk) 14:01, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

bare with me. Interesting hook and fascinating article, well sourced and earwig copyvio ~5% with hook character count <200. Lead looks good now although I think you didn't need to reference everything there as its it main article. Will check rest soon.Whispyhistory (talk) 11:19, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Scanned references which appear sound. Good to go. Good luck. Whispyhistory (talk) 13:58, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

Gunday

  • ... that Gunday (2014) became one of the lowest-rated films on IMDb following a vote brigading social-media campaign by Bangladeshis? Sources: Bangladeshi users took to IMDb to take down the hit Bollywood film Gunday Wired and The Story Behind the Worst Movie on IMDb FiveThirtyEight

Improved to Good Article status by Krish! (talk). Self-nominated at 22:52, 3 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg GA pass within the required time. Looks good; well referenced; spotchecks, allowing for rampant Wikimirroring, indicate no copy-plag issues that I can tell. Hook is interesting and sourced. Good to go. - The Bushranger One ping only 03:50, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

Clare Wheatley

  • ... that Arsenal Ladies player Clare Wheatley took over club's development officer and general manager roles from Vic Akers after he had told her "Arsenal Ladies is not a social club"? Source: WFA

Created by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 13:20, 28 November 2017 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Decent bio (without saying much about her as a person, though), on good sources, no copyvio obvious. Hook: please avoid the repetition of the club's name, rather tell us what she played which could be cards or golf ;) I think there's no relation between the two things, so suggest to say "Akers who had told her". I am open to a completely different hook because it says more about him than her. - Article: please go over it, looking for repetition (joined , following, retirement). I guess there more elegant ways than "which meant that" and "able to take over his role". The quote from the hook needs something, can't follow the name, I'd think. These are only suggestions, not relevant for approval, but once I look ... - Thank you for review of the hymn! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:46, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
I have altered the hook. You have to say the club name twice as it is the quote that is forcing the repeat, not the full hook. Personally I am fine with leaving the hook as it is. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 18:33, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
ALT1: ... that football player Clare Wheatley took over as Arsenal Ladies' development officer and general manager roles from Vic Akers who had told her "Arsenal Ladies is not a social club"?
Thank you, I made it ALT1. If the hook has the club's name, put it in front, no? How is this:
ALT2: ... that footballer Clare Wheatley succeeded Vic Akers, who had told her that "Arsenal Ladies is not a social club", as development officer and general manager?
Symbol confirmed.svg approve all three, let the prep builder choose, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:57, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
ps: after removing some repetition, we are at 1508 characters. You are welcome to add a bit, such as more lead, but please not by repetition ;) - sorry about repeating repetition. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:12, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

Caspar Phillipson

  • ... that Danish actor Caspar Phillipson has played President John F. Kennedy in the film Jackie (2016), the short film The Speech JFK Never Gave (2017), and live performances of Kennedy's speeches? Source: Jackie and live performances (Washington Post); short film (TheWrap)

Converted from a redirect by Brandt Luke Zorn (talk). Self-nominated at 03:48, 28 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough (converted from a redirect), long enough, reads well, the hook checks out. --Moscow Connection (talk) 00:35, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

Acle Straight

  • ... that the Acle Straight in Norfolk has had reports of ghosts walking into the middle of the road? Source: "A driver passing the Halvergate turn-off ... on their way to Acle watched in horror as a middle-aged man walked out into the centre of the road from the right-hand side and into the path of their car. With no time to stop, the figure turned to look at the driver and as he did so, the car passed straight through him ... Eighteen months after the Halvergate spirit was spotted, [he] was driving on the Acle bypass towards Hemsby at around 7am when he had to slam his brakes on in order to miss hitting someone who had stepped out in front of his car." East Anglian Daily Times
    • ALT1:... that a pub on the Acle Straight is now a Hindu temple? Source: "Planners are being asked for permission to turn a run-down eaterie halfway down the A47 Acle Straight into a place of worship and centre for festivals like Diwali. If allowed it would be the first of its kind in Norfolk." Great Yarmouth Mercury

Created by Ritchie333 (talk). Self-nominated at 18:20, 29 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svgQPQ done, in time, long enough, within policy, no copyvio, hook is interesting and sourced. Good to go! ALT1 seems better! FITINDIA 18:51, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

Quebec Agreement

  • ... that under terms of the Quebec Agreement the United States had to seek British agreement to use nuclear weapons against Japan? Source: "British concurrence was required under the following paragraph of the Quebec agreement (see footnote 1, ante): 'Secondly, that we will not use it [an atomic weapon] against third parties without each other’s consent.'" [52]

5x expanded by Hawkeye7 (talk). Self-nominated at 08:32, 28 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Meets time limit, more than 5x expanded, long enough, well cited, hook is short enough, no copyvio. QPQ done but not needed. Good to go for DYK. Kges1901 (talk) 11:23, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 29

Santa Ana Heritage Zone

Created by Seav (talk). Self-nominated at 18:23, 5 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Pass on these criteria: recent 5x expansion, long enough, within policy, all paragraphs properly referenced, hook is good and accurate. QPQ done as stated above. @Seav: I have 1 issue with reference 3 which points to Wikisource. This is a wiki and should be avoided as a reference. It was easy to find an official source for the same material. Otherwise, good job Seav! -- P 1 9 9   16:45, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
  • I disagree that Wikisource is user-generated content. By its very nature, Wikisource is intended to be a repository for source texts (and not user-generated content), that just happens to use MediaWiki as an engine. But anyway, I changed the reference to point to the NHCP index page. —seav (talk) 07:32, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Thanks seav for taking care of that reference. All good now!
As a side point regarding Wikisource, the pages can be edited by anyone just like WP, with no editorial oversight. Unfortunately, Wikisource can suffer from all the other pitfalls of a wiki. -- P 1 9 9   01:13, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

Heinz Wunderlich

  • ... that the organ virtuoso and teacher Heinz Wunderlich held a Hamburg post that Bach wanted? Source: [53]
  • Reviewed: Fiora Contino
  • Comment: "last pupil" is short for "the pupil who lived the longest", - lots of anecdotes in that source if preferred, but not yet in the article

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 15:06, 6 December 2017 (UTC).

  • On it, but off the bat "last pupil" ≠ "longest-lived pupil", regardless of sourcing. Easy enough to nix that from the hook, though, since that whole attributive clause isn't very interesting to begin with, is completely unrelated to the main thrust of the hook, and has a bunch of links pulling clicks off of the page you worked on.

    Symbol confirmed.svg G2G with emended ALT0. Just new enough, I think; long enough (~2k elig. chars.); no copyvio, unless of German sources via the German wiki; there's too much German for the sake of German in the article (Hauptkirche Sankt Jacobi for something whose article is at St James's Church; Musikhochschule for something whose article is at University of Music and Theatre; and several others), which is off-putting and should be fixed down the line but isn't dispositive for a DYK; well cited; "longest-lived" issues as above [fixed]; a job's misleading link to a church needs removed [fixed]; "the post" → "a post" since there's no cite supporting the idea that Bach only ever wanted this single position in Hamburg and never any other; picture not related to the job and not used in the article [removed]; hook highly misleading—it makes it sound like there was a more talented or better-connected musician who usurped a post directly from Bach instead of some random musician getting a job centuries later that Bach happened to apply for at one point—but is technically accurate and sourced and probably the most interesting thing that could be said about this figure, so approved pending the promoter's approval as well. — LlywelynII 12:29, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for the review. Please next time don't change a hook but make an ALT, otherwise the conversation makes little sense. It's also not up to you to remove a suggested image, - the prep builder can do that. - Longest-lived is an awful phrase. Straube, however, is well-known, and I'd somehow like to express that Wunderlich - like probably no other - learned Reger's music by a friend of the composer. - St. James could be any church, but "Hauptkirche" will suggest even to someone who doesn't know German that it is something important ;) - Musikhochschule is the proper historic term, because it wasn't a University yet when Wunderlich studied and taught. - "the post" is short for "the post in Hamburg", and while Bach applied for many posts, there was only one in Hamburg, - nothing to a lesser church. I'll remove the "citation required" for things with a link, and for the abbreviation KMD which was introduced before. - The most interesting and most unique thing about this person is the Reger-Straube-connection, the next-most interesting that he studied in the East but fled to the West, which the original hook implied for those who know where Straube taught and Hamburg is located. Therefore the original back, modified, and an ALT:
ALT1: ... that the organ virtuoso and teacher Heinz Wunderlich, a pupil of Reger's friend Karl Straube, held the Hamburg post (organ pictured) that Bach wanted?)
ALT2: ... that Heinz Wunderlich, an organ virtuoso, church musician (organ pictured) and professor in Hamburg, studied in Leipzig with Karl Straube, a friend of Max Reger? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:39, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

Alfred P. Addaquay

Created by Crosstemplejay (talk). Self-nominated at 14:23, 29 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg article meets length and age criteria , content and hook meet guidelines and are interesting.Kdmhd (talk) 09:34, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

Smash Mouth discography

5x expanded by PM800 (talk). Self-nominated at 02:23, 29 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article was 5x expanded today, and the RIAA certifications are verifiable. A check for copyvios brings up possible close paraphrasing of https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmXoypizjW3WknFiJnKLwHCnL72vedxjQkDDP1mXWo6uco/wiki/The_White_Stripes_discography.html, including stock phrases such as "denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory" - I'm not entirely sure if that's an issue or not. The hook isn't exactly, well, "hooky" - we could do with something that grabs the reader's attention. If you can work the Shrek references into the article for "All Star" and "I'm a Believer", we could have "... that two of Smash Mouth's US top ten hits are associated with a big green ogre?" That looks more interesting. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 18:07, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
Note that the "wiki" subdomain of ipfs.io is a Wikipedia mirror, fully attributed at the bottom of the doppelganger article. Kuru (talk) 22:29, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
  • All discography pages on Wikipedia have the same phrasing in the charts sections, so that shouldn't be a problem. As for the hook, I added the suggestion as an ALT1 after adding the fact to the article. - PM800 (talk) 23:39, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

Hilary Swarts

Created by David Eppstein (talk). Self-nominated at 00:24, 30 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, the hook checks out.
    I'm not ticking this one yet simply because the sentence "She studied bay wrens, howler monkeys, island foxes and mountain gorillas, including an incident ..." doesn't sound right. Rephrase maybe? --Moscow Connection (talk) 01:27, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
  • @Moscow Connection: it's a direct quote. It would be difficult to rephrase without problematic close paraphrasing, which is why I left it as a quote. —David Eppstein (talk) 02:21, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
    • I was talking about the word "including". "Studied gorillas, including ...". --Moscow Connection (talk) 02:29, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
      • Oh, that. I guess you're right; that doesn't match the initial verb very well. Rephrased as two sentences. —David Eppstein (talk) 02:47, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 30

Mary M. Jackson

  • ... that Vice-Admiral Mary M. Jackson was promoted directly from one-star to three-star rank? Jackson jumped from being a one star Rear Admiral to a three-star Vice Admiral
    • ALT1:... that Mary M. Jackson is responsible for managing almost one million acres of US Navy land? She is now head of the Navy’s entire shore infrastructure ... across nearly 1 million acres of land.
  • Reviewed: To follow

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 01:16, 6 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg The article is new enough and long enough. It is neutral and uses inline citations. There do not seem to be copyright violations, and WP:BLP is not violated. The hook is cited, but the QPQ is not yet done. Gulumeemee (talk) 03:54, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
Hi Gulumeemee, thanks for your review. I have carried out a QPQ review at Template:Did you know nominations/Pelican (bomb) - Dumelow (talk) 14:22, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg The hooks are good to go. Gulumeemee (talk) 03:24, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

Fatumah Ahmed

  • ... that Kenyan Brigadier Fatumah Ahmed joined the armed forces "by accident" when she saw a recruitment campaign whilst applying for an identity card? Getting an ID used to be quite a process. There was no Huduma Centre and such things so I had been going back home for a week to follow up,” she said. The offices were near the stadium where the military was recruiting and a day after she got her ID, she decided to go and try her luck. She was selected.
  • Reviewed: To follow

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 00:39, 6 December 2017 (UTC).

  • New and long enough, the hook is interesting, is neutral and provides references. QPQ is missing. Javier Espinoza (talk) 03:06, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
Hi Javier Espinoza, thanks for your review. I have now carried out a QPQ review at Template:Did you know nominations/Panoz Avezzano - Dumelow (talk) 19:50, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg, with QPQ provided this hook is good to go. Javier Espinoza (talk) 00:16, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

The Fountainhead (play)

Ivo van Hove in 2010
Ivo van Hove in 2010
  • ... that a reviewer noted that the 2014 play The Fountainhead by stage director Ivo van Hove (pictured) after Ayn Rand's "ode to capitalism" was an hour too long?Source: [60]

Created by RL0919 (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk at 15:49, 6 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Long enough, new enough. Well cited, well-written article. Earwig's tool states copyvio unlikely. Article has two images, one with OTRS ticket so okay, the other non-free but qualifies for fair use. Hook is short enough and sourced, but not as neutral as it can be (consider merging in European 'electrifying theatre' review). Seems like RL0919 is the author. @Gerda Arendt: are you the nominator or author or both? If RL0919 is the author, please correct the credits. I await a more neutral hook. Ms Sarah Welch (talk) 18:47, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, so sorry about forgetting over reading the article for a hook to mention that RL0919 created it (and had asked me to nominate on my talk). - I am not sure about a hook having to be neutral, - I thought just attracting attention. I didn't simply want to say: it's four hours long. Would you rather like "essentially one really sick soap opera"? "electrifying" is about as commonplace as it can get, nothing specific to the piece. 200 chars is too little for a production that brought the Ring cycle to the mind of a reviewer. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:34, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
Per WP:DYKHOOK, under content #2 guideline, the hook should be neutral. How about:
ALT1: ... that European reviewers praised the 2014 play The Fountainhead, an adaptation of a best selling novel by Ayn Rand, while American reviewers criticized it?
ALT2: ... that reviewers are sharply divided over the 2014 play The Fountainhead, an adaptation of a best selling novel by Ayn Rand?
Or something else. It reads a bit more neutral, less one-sided bashing / praising. I suggest the European / American add, because I would have expected it the other way around!, why I feel this might be hooky to those who have read Ayn Rand's novel(s). But to those who have not, the hook or the subject may not connect. Ms Sarah Welch (talk) 19:00, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
Open to discussion. I think "an hour too long" is very mild and somewhat cute/quirky criticism, while praised/criticised is something that could be said about almost every play. French also criticised, so the "European" generalization doesn't quite work. I tried to give a little summary about the novel, for those who have not read it, by the quote, while I find "best-selling" again something rather pale that could be said about many novels. - RL0919, what do you think. Anything "Hooky" that could go to the article? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:20, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
The hook thing is the aspect of DYK that I have the most trouble with. Maybe something like "... that theatre director Ivo van Hove decided to adapt The Fountainhead for the stage after being given a copy of the novel as a gift"? RL0919 (talk) 20:57, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
I guess that is something which can be said about many plays after books. Also, the hook should bold the title of the play, not the novel. My question was different: is there something in the sources (which you know better than we) that could go to the article for a hook, because everything we claim has to be in the article (not only in a source). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:06, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
Gerda Arendt is spot on. Creating hooky hooks while respecting NPOV and other hook guidelines is an art indeed. Lets see if @Yoninah: and @BlueMoonset: can help us... any suggestions? Thank you, Ms Sarah Welch (talk) 22:08, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Hi, I saw I was pinged. I also like the "hour too long" hook. By "neutral", I assume Ms Sarah Welch is saying that the hook can't be too negative or too positive, but we've run many hooks that are that way as long as they're cited to someone, like a reviewer. As opposed to stating as fact that something is overly negative or overly positive. I added a fact to the article about the length of the original novel from one of the sources; maybe we could play around with that:
  • ALT3: ... that The Fountainhead, a 2014 play directed by Ivo van Hove (pictured), turned Ayn Rand's 700-page epic novel into a four-hour-plus production? Yoninah (talk) 22:52, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
I like that the best so far. This is why I don't try to write hooks myself! RL0919 (talk) 22:55, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
I like the idea, but would like to give Hove the playwright credit, and think "epic novel" should be enough without "700-pages" because that number will vary with editions. If another number, then the year of the novel, because many seem surprised that Hove cared enough, after all these years. Trying:
  • Thumbs up ALT4 reads smoother, thanks. Yoninah (talk) 00:32, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

Itunu Hotonu

  • ... that Itunu Hotonu, the first female admiral in Africa, only joined the Nigerian Navy after she was rejected by the army? Africa's First Female Admiral's Journey To The TopPrior to joining the Navy, Itunu’s dream was to join the Nigerian Army, however, when she applied, she was told there was no place for women in its engineering corps
  • Reviewed: To follow

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 00:43, 30 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg New enough, just long enough, neutrally written, referenced though extra references can be found and added, no close paraphrasing seen. QPQ NOT done.CrossTemple Jay 15:51, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
Hi Crosstemplejay, thanks for reviewing I have now completed a QPQ review over at Template:Did you know nominations/KA3N Gorgon III (1/2) - Dumelow (talk) 15:47, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Yiqu

  • ... that Yiqu was conquered by Qin after its king was said to have been killed by his mistress, Queen Dowager Xuan of Qin? Source: [61] [62]

Moved to mainspace by Ximenez Kin (talk). Nominated by Zanhe (talk) at 04:27, 2 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New article moved to mainspace on November 30. Long enough. Cited, but many in non-ENG, so AGF effort by Ximenez Kin and Zanhe. Quick checks in [63] [64] confirm the basic facts and the existence of the article subject, so AGF justified. Earwig's finds copyvio unlikely. The map image in the article was uploaded in July 2017 with the right permissions. The hook length is okay, but there is a problem which needs clarification. @Ximenez Kin:, @Zanhe: this source states "she [Xuan] trapped and killed the king" (line 9 from top, page 33), while this source states "King Zhao killing the Yiqu king and..." (line 9 from bottom, page 42). We clearly cannot take sides per NPOV guideline. Please explain. Do we need to [a] fix the article to reflect these two viewpoints (right now, the article states she did it)? [b] fix/replace the hook to reflect a more neutral claim? Ms Sarah Welch (talk) 17:42, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
  • ALT1 ... that Yiqu was conquered by Qin after its king was killed by his mistress Queen Dowager Xuan, or by her son the king of Qin?
@Ms Sarah Welch: Traditional sources attribute the Yiqu king's death to Queen Dowager Xuan, while some (but not all) modern historians question that and believe it was more likely that her son, King Zhao of Qin, killed the Yiqu king. That's why I added "was said to" in the hook. The second source actually mentions both scenarios, and so does the article. I've added an ALT1 that mentions both possibilities. Hope that's ok. -Zanhe (talk) 06:11, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol voting keep.svg for ALT1, per AGF as the cited sources are in foreign-language. Ms Sarah Welch (talk) 13:23, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

Naval Aircraft Modification Unit KDN Gorgon

A TD2N-1 displayed in 1947
A TD2N-1 displayed in 1947
  • ... that the first test flight of the TD2N Gorgon target drone ended in a crash due to a failure of the aircraft's radio control?
    "The first flight took place...while the engine operated, the radio-control system did not."

Created/expanded by The Bushranger (talk). Self-nominated at 20:56, 30 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg Hi The Bushranger, review follows: Article created 30 November; article exceeds minimum length comfortably; article is well written and appears to be clear of any copyright violations or close paraphrasing; article is fully referenced to reliable sources; hook is interesting and is cited (offline sources accepted in good faith); image is used in article and is confirmed PD by virtue of being a work of the US Navy; QPQ has been completed - Dumelow (talk) 23:46, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Cindy Jaynes

Cindy Jaynes
Cindy Jaynes
  • ... that Rear admiral Cindy Jaynes was persuaded to join the US Navy by a high school friend having originally considered careers as an actuary or a veterinarian? She thought she would aim for a career as an actuary when she went to Indiana University of Pennsylvania for bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics and even considered veterinary school for a time. But a high school friend convinced her to consider a four-year stint in the U.S. Navy – a chance to have fun and give her time to decide.

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 01:02, 6 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Looks to be long enough (although the lead is tiny), well cited and an interesting shift in careers. Needs a quid pro quo review though. Buffaboy talk 03:28, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
Hi Buffaboy, thanks for your review. I expanded the lead and carried out a QPQ at Template:Did you know nominations/Radioplane OQ-17 - Dumelow (talk) 11:39, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Minor hook adjustments made; I think you're ready to go. Buffaboy talk 17:16, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

E. Ann Hoefly

  • ... that E. Ann Hoefly was responsible for 180 United States Air Force medical facilities? p300: Hoefly's responsibilities expanded to include 180 medical facilities around the world
  • Reviewed: To follow

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 00:51, 6 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg New enough, not a copyvio although a heavy dependency on the USAF source with some paraphrasing, but facts are facts I suppose. Just one thing outstanding (I made a couple of tweaks), could you add a sentence or two more to the lead? While we don't mandate MOS compliance for DYK, it would be nice to see WP:LEAD followed a bit closer here, i.e. summarise one or two more of the key points of the article in the lead? The Rambling Man (talk) 21:16, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
Hi The Rambling Man, thanks for reviewing I have now completed a QPQ review over at Template:Did you know nominations/KA3N Gorgon III (2/2). I have expanded the lead and split the article into sections - Dumelow (talk) 15:53, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg all good for me now. The Rambling Man (talk) 16:21, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Jordan Murphy (basketball)

Created by TonyTheTiger (talk). Self-nominated at 17:31, 1 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg TonyTheTiger, job well done on this DYK nomination! The article is new enough, the prose is the appropriate length, it meets core policies and guidelines, it features inline citations linked to verifiable sources, and both hooks meet the DYK guidelines. However, I am partial to the first one! -- West Virginian (talk) 03:51, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

Orange-necked partridge

  • ... that the orange-necked partridge, native to southern Vietnam and eastern Cambodia, was discovered in 1927 but was "lost" until its rediscovery in 1991? Source: "it was relocated in 1991 having been 'lost' since its initial discovery in 1927" Pheasants, Partridges & Grouse
    • ALT1:... that the orange-necked partridge, native to southern Vietnam and eastern Cambodia, was not seen for 64 years after its discovery in 1927?

5x expanded by Gulumeemee (talk). Self-nominated at 01:27, 1 December 2017 (UTC).

  • COMMENT: Hook should mention native to South Vietnam, perhaps after the link to the name of the bird. David notMD (talk) 02:40, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
  • I'll assume by your "Comment", David notMD that you don't plan to review this, in which case I shall.
@Gulumeemee:
  • Article is long enough (2864 char of "readable prose size" but still marked as stub in the talk page -- I took care of this for you.
  • Article is new enough (expanded 5x beginning on 30 Nov)
  • Article passes Earwig; all non-lede paragraphs have citations. :::* Description doesn't seem to be too closely paraphrased.
  • Article is neutral.
  • Hooks is interesting, stated in article and referenced.
  • Although I wonder if it might be better to also make explicit that David-Beaulieu hunted the type specimen earlier that year? I.e., make clear that not only was Delacour's species description published in 1927, but that's also when the specimen was collected.
  • Either hooks' wording seems fine.
  • QPQ is done.
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Umimmak (talk) 08:57, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Thank you. I added that David-Beaulieu collected the specimen earlier in 1927. Gulumeemee (talk) 09:53, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

Tyrannomyrmex alii

Tyrannomyrmex alii queen
Tyrannomyrmex alii queen
  • ... that Tyrannomyrmex alii queens (pictured) were the first to be described for the genus?

Source: " The gyne of the genus is described for the first time" (Sadasivan & Kripakaran, 2017 abstract and page 261)

5x expanded by Kevmin (talk). Self-nominated at 04:50, 30 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Looks good from here. Spot checks indicate we're okay with copyplag issues, references are good, size and date line up. Picture is from AntWeb and CC4.0 licensed. Strongly suggest ALT1 be used. - The Bushranger One ping only 20:51, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

Alex Mould

Created by Crosstemplejay (talk). Self-nominated at 16:13, 30 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough, long enough, no images, DKY check clean. Strongly prefer ALT3, which is cited by 1 and 4. Maury Markowitz (talk) 18:22, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

Sloan–Parker House

Sloan–Parker House viewed from U.S. Route 50
Sloan–Parker House viewed from U.S. Route 50
  • Reviewed: Janai Haupapa
  • Comment: As there is a lot of interesting content in this article, I would am open to other suggestions!

5x expanded by West Virginian (talk). Self-nominated at 04:24, 30 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg new enough, more than long enough, hook cited, image property licensed, DYK check clean. Would suggest trimming the lede though, many of the items should be in the body. Maury Markowitz (talk) 18:21, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 1

Art of Uruk

  • ... that the art of Uruk includes the 5,000-year-old Mask of Warka, probably one of the earliest known near life-size sculptures? Source: Hägele 2013

Moved to mainspace by Asnders (talk). Nominated by Zanhe (talk) at 06:14, 4 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Asnders & Zanhe New, in time, long enough, sourced, inline hook citation checks out, neutral, QPQ done (although as the reviewed article appears to only need about 2,500 characters of prose to qualify for the expansion, I would recommend urging its further expansion and completing the review). Two issues. First, there are two copied phrases which should be re-worded. Second, although the image is lovely, it is not a two-dimensional work, but a three-dimensional work, and needs the appropriate tagging. --Usernameunique (talk) 02:09, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
  • @Usernameunique: thanks for your review. I've paraphrased the sentence; hope it's ok now. Unfortunately there's nothing I can do about the image as I'm not the uploader. So I've removed it from the DYK. As for the QPQ, other users and I have made further comments, still waiting for the nominator's reply. I'll make sure to see it through to its conclusion. -Zanhe (talk) 05:19, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Thanks Zanhe. All set now. --Usernameunique (talk) 05:33, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
  • By the way, you might try asking on Flickr, as there's a good photo here. Might not get a response, but can't hurt to drop the user a line and see if they'd release the image with a CC license. --Usernameunique (talk) 05:35, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

Pascual Abaj

Pascual Abaj in 1948, before it was vandalised
Pascual Abaj in 1948, before it was vandalised
  • ... that Pascual Abaj, near Chichicastenango in Guatemala, is a sculpted stone idol that survived the Spanish conquest but was badly damaged in the 1950s by religious activists? Source: Hart 2008 The Ancient Spirituality of the Modern Maya. pp. 81-82. "Pascual Abaj... was said to have been taken from an ancient site... up the hill... away from the prying eyes of the Spanish and the church [...] In the fifties, a group of Catholic Action converts smashed the standing stone figure..."

Created by Simon Burchell (talk). Self-nominated at 20:29, 3 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Hi Simon Burchell, review follows: Article created 1 December; article exceeds minimum length; article is well referenced to reliable sources; hook is very interesting and backed up by the sources; the image is suitably licensed, it would probably benefit from being cropped to show just the idol if being featured as the picture hook; QPQ has been done - Dumelow (talk) 11:17, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Hampi

Hampi, India
Hampi, India
  • ... that Hampi world heritage site was the center of Vijayanagara – the world's second-largest medieval-era city after Beijing in 1500 CE?
    Source: "In its peak of glory, ca. 1500, with a population of about 500,000 and sixty square miles in area, Vijayanagara was the second largest city in the world behind Beijing." (source, last lines of p. 11 thru p. 12; etc)
    • ALT1:... that before its destruction, the UNESCO world heritage site Hampi (partly pictured) was the center of the world's second-largest medieval city after Beijing?

Improved to Good Article status by Ms Sarah Welch (talk) and Shrikanthv (talk). Nominated by Ms Sarah Welch (talk) at 16:55, 7 December 2017 (UTC).

Symbol voting keep.svg Fascinating details on world heritage, on excellent sources, offline sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. - I prefer the ALT to the complicated Indian name. The image is licensed, and the only one showing vastness, but possibly one with more clarity in detail (charioth?) would tell us more? I added a link to "medieval", instead of telling readers that it means an era which most of those who will be interested hopefully know. I also added a (pictured)-clause. A future featured article, I hope? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:15, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
Gerda, please check where your links go. Medieval goes (of course) to Middle Ages, which (of course) is all about Europe. I have changed it to go to Medieval India, although this not ideal as the article explains that the best historians mostly stopped using that term several decades ago (as the ones of China are doing too, I think). And added a "the". Johnbod (talk) 01:20, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, learning. However, a link to just medieval India doesn't fit the claim which means worldwide. Perhaps better no link? Perhaps Medieval should better redirect to Middle Ages (disambiguation), or Medieval (disambiguation), to cover a broader meaning? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:24, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
  • ALT2:... that before its destruction, the UNESCO world heritage site Hampi (partly pictured) was the center of the world's second-largest city around 1500 CE after Beijing?
@Gerda Arendt: Yep, no linking would be my preference too. Multiple sources use the word 'medieval', and their sense is middle ages indeed (before about 1500). Johnbod is right in his concern. Another approach would be to replace that word, to something like ALT2. source This directly supports it, see last lines of p. 11 thru p. 12 (quote is above). Other sources too. Ms Sarah Welch (talk) 16:14, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
ALT3:... that before its destruction, the UNESCO world heritage site Hampi (partly pictured) was the center of the world's second-largest medieval city after Beijing?
Symbol voting keep.svg approve both, find ALT2 more precise, and ALT3 (which is ALT1 without the link) more fluent. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:17, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 2

Wizard Bloody Wizard

  • ... that Electric Wizard described their album Wizard Bloody Wizard as "43 brain-damaging minutes, six savage hymns to death, drugs, sex and violence, music dragged (and drugged) back from the grave…"[79]

Created by Robvanvee (talk). Self-nominated at 16:12, 5 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Robvanvee, new, in time, long enough, neutral, QPQ done (just fyi, you should also indicate that the nomination was in time). First paragraph under "Recording" needs at least one citation, as do a number of quotations (these should have a separate citation, even if it repeats the one at the end of the paragraph). Also, the hook is 204/206 characters, depending on how one counts the ellipsis at the end. I would suggest striking "latest" (and with the the comma following Wizard Bloody Wizard. Parentheses are normally frowned on in hooks, but this one seems to work and add to the appeal of the hook. --Usernameunique (talk) 08:15, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
Thanks Usernameunique. Added the reference as suggested to the Recording section, all other quotes seem to be sourced. Struck "latest" as suggested and have hook down to 200 or 203 depending on the ellipsis at the end, as you say. I'm not opposed to coming up with another if this is a problem. Robvanvee 13:43, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
Robvanvee, just need a citation after "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath is by far Black Sabbath’s most experimental album," he said, "while this record is by far Electric Wizard’s least." and it'll be set. Hook is now good in terms of length; the "... " at the front doesn't count towards the 200 character limit. --Usernameunique (talk) 20:44, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
OK, reference in. Thanks again Usernameunique, I appreciate you reviewing the article! Robvanvee 05:41, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg All set now. --Usernameunique (talk) 11:22, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

Armanda Degli Abbati

Degli Abbati c. 1902
Degli Abbati c. 1902
  • ... that the Italian mezzo-soprano Armanda Degli Abbati (pictured) appeared as Ortrud in Rome and as Amneris in Rio de Janeiro, had an affair with a Russian revolutionary and trained Estonian singers? Source: several

Created by Voceditenore (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 14:04, 9 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg The article is new and long enough. It is neutral ans cites sources inline. "Earwig's Copyvio Detector" reports no copyvio issues. Foreign language and offline sources are AGF. The hook is well-formatted and its length is within limit. It is interesting. Its facts are cited inline, AGF for foreign language or offline sources. QPQ was done. The picture is ©-free. Good to go. CeeGee 10:50, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

Metropolitan Theatre (Winnipeg)

  • ... that the initial plan for the renovation of the Metropolitan Theatre in Winnipeg was for a rock and roll museum? Source: "The Canad Inns Corporation purchased the building from downtown development agency CentreVenture in late 2006 for $100,000, originally with the intention of converting the theatre into a rock 'n' roll museum. The company spent $500,000 on renovations, but the plan never got off the ground." (Canad Inns gives historic spot a $16-M second chance by Bartley Kives at Winnipeg Free Press)

Moved to mainspace by Mindmatrix (talk). Self-nominated at 18:46, 2 December 2017 (UTC).

Interesting history, on good sources, no copyvio obvious. Could you bold the other names in the lead, please, and make redirects, and perhaps write a bit more summary? I think in the hook we have to get Winnipeg under the link, to avoid confusion with NY's MET, no? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:46, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
I've created redirects, bolded the other names, and expanded the intro somewhat. I don't think the hook link needs "Winnipeg" revealed, given that the hook itself states "...Metropolitan Theatre in Winnipeg...", making it clear that this is not the New York facility. Mindmatrix 16:28, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg thank you, - I take your word ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:31, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Nemobius sylvestris

  • ... that despite being flightless, wood crickets appeared in 2001 at a site in southern England at which they had previously not been present? Source: "This Wood-cricket population is numerous and has been established on the heathland area for several years. It is undoubtedly a new population. The heathland area at the Centre was originally covered in a failed conifer crop with a dense Rhododendron understory. This type of habitat would have been totally unsuited to the Wood-crickets. The area was cleared in 1993 and has been managed ever since with the aim of restoring a natural heathland habitat to the area. The new Wood-cricket population was first recorded here in 2001."
  • Reviewed: Cartwrightia / C. cartwrighti {First of two}

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 19:23, 7 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Ref #2 states that the nearest known habitat to the new site is seven miles away. That fact should be incorporated into the article, and perhaps an alternative hook be proposed: "...appeared in 2001 at a site in southern England seven miles away from the nearest known population?" Other than that, qualifies as New, Is long enough, Hook has a citation, NPOV, and proposer has fulfilled QPQ. David notMD (talk) 23:08, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
@David notMD: I hadn't noticed the proximity of the nearest previously known site, and I have amended the article. I don't like to use seven miles in the hook, it might be six or it might be eight. I would have thought my proposed hook is still suitable. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:11, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go. Confirming new article, completed within one week, long enough, hook has a citation, NPOV, and reviewer has fulfulled QPQ. What makes the hook interesting is that a flightless cricket somehow managed to show up in a new location, and prosper. David notMD (talk) 11:58, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

William P. Frye (1901)

William P. Frye
William P. Frye
  • ... that the four-masted steel ship William P. Frye (pictured) was the first American ship sunk by an Imperial German raider during World War I? [80] [81]
    • ALT1:... that after the American ship William P. Frye (pictured) was sunk by a World War I Imperial German raider the German government was billed $228,059.54? [82] [83]

Created by Esemono (talk). Self-nominated at 08:04, 2 December 2017 (UTC).

Symbol confirmed.svg Article is long enough and new enough; no sourcing, copyright, or content issues were found. Both hooks have good sources and meet length and format criterion. I think the ALT1 hook is more interesting than the original hook. I changed the “WWI” acronym in ALT1 to “World War I” for clarification. QPQ review was done. Image is Public Domain so there are no copyright restrictions; rollover tag is included.--Orygun (talk) 08:34, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

Kaman K-16B

The Kaman K-16B with its wing at the full 50° tilt.
The Kaman K-16B with its wing at the full 50° tilt.
  • ... that the Kaman K-16B (pictured) was built from an existing Grumman Goose to save time and money?
    "This made use of existing hardware to save time and cost...the U.S. Navy provided a Grumman JRF Goose amphibian". [84]

Created/expanded by The Bushranger (talk). Self-nominated at 07:40, 3 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough (created by The Bushranger on 2 December 2017), long enough (1,685 characters "readable prose size"), fully referenced. Hook fine, verified. QPQ done. Image has appropriate licence. Good to go. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 23:09, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

Muroc Maru

A B-25 over the "Muroc Maru"
A B-25 over the "Muroc Maru"

ref 1: "When completed in 1943...looked for all the world like a Japanese Atago-class heavy cruiser"

  • Reviewed: SMS Marie
  • Comment: "Atago-class" (in source quote) is/was a synonym for the Takao-class.

Created by The Bushranger (talk). Self-nominated at 07:11, 3 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg Article is long enough at 1613 characters, new enough and within policy. Hook is of appropriate length and interesting; AGF on the book source. QPQ is also done, so this is good to go. Dee03 14:14, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

Legacy game

  • ... that a legacy game is a type of board game that retains permanent, physical changes over the course of a campaign? Source: Kotaku
    • ALT1:... that in a legacy game players may be instructed to destroy physical components? Source: Kotaku
    • ALT2:... that legacy games are described as being "experiential" in contrast to common board games which are "repeatable". Source: Keynote by Rob Daviu at 16:30
  • Reviewed: (To be done)

Created by Th1rt3en (talk). Self-nominated at 01:07, 3 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Size and date check out, referencing alright, spotchecks indicate no copyplag issues. No QPQ needed as this appears to be your first DYK. Suggest ALT1 as best. - The Bushranger One ping only 07:33, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 3

The Doctor (painting)

The Doctor by Luke Fildes (detail)
The Doctor by Luke Fildes (detail)
  • ...that Luke Fildes's painting The Doctor was used to promote state-run healthcare in Britain and to campaign against it in the United States? Source: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/victorian-literature-and-culture/article/luke-fildess-the-doctor-narrative-painting-and-the-selfless-professional-ideal/1E22DA494165711967D825D475D21223/core-reader
  • ALT1:...that Luke Fildes's painting The Doctor was hailed as iconic due to the wish to be cared for as an individual. Source: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/victorian-literature-and-culture/article/luke-fildess-the-doctor-narrative-painting-and-the-selfless-professional-ideal/1E22DA494165711967D825D475D21223/core-reader
  • ALT2:...that the care his son's physician displayed during his illness inspired Luke Fildes to paint The Doctor
  • ALT3:...that in Luke Fildes's painting The Doctor, the doctor resembles Fildes?
  • Reviewed: reviewed Ovulatory shift hypothesis

Created by Whispyhistory (talk) and LoopZilla (talk) and Philafrenzy (talk). Self-nominated at 05:37, 5 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg size and age ok, written neutrally (prose is choppy though), QPQ done, earwigs copyvio clear, the first hook is by far the most interesting and is sourced. good to go. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 13:36, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

List of West Virginia state parks

Glade Creek Grist Mill at Babcock State Park
Glade Creek Grist Mill at Babcock State Park
  • Reviewed: Jordan Murphy (basketball)
  • Comment: Because this list has a tremendous amount of information to choose from for a DYK hook, I welcome and would greatly appreciate suggestions for alternative hooks.

5x expanded by West Virginian (talk). Self-nominated at 12:27, 4 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg for ALT1 (I support ALT1 because it says something about all the state parks; the other one is not so remarkable). Pass on all criteria: recent 5x expansion, long enough, within policy, all paragraphs properly referenced, hook is good and accurate, image is used in the article and properly licensed. QPQ done as stated above. Good job West Virginian, nice addition to WP! -- P 1 9 9   14:20, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

Power Rangers (film)

  • ... that all five of the surviving members of the original cast of the Power Rangers series attended the film adaption's Los Angeles premiere on March 22, 2017 ? Source:Trendell, Andrew (March 23, 2017). "The original cast of 'Power Rangers' reunite for premiere – NME". NME. Retrieved December 2, 2017. 
    • ALT1:... that Power Rangers is the first blockbuster film to feature LGBTQ and autistic superheroes? Source:"Billy's Autism Brings Realism To Power Rangers". Screen Rant. March 20, 2017. Retrieved December 2, 2017. 
  • Comment: I am exempt from Quid Pro Quo as I have no DYK credits. Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 16:25, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

Improved to Good Article status by Emir of Wikipedia (talk). Self-nominated at 16:25, 3 December 2017 (UTC).

  • My review: --Coin945 (talk) 06:15, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
  • New – within the past seven days, the article has been promoted to good article status
  • Long enough – the prose portion is at least 1,500 characters (16873 characters).
  • Within policy (meets all GA criteria).
  • Hook format (fine)
  • Hook content (interesting and accurate)
  • Copyvio: Met GA criteria.
  • QPQ – Not required

No issues. Good to go. Symbol confirmed.svg

Google Earth

Improved to Good Article status by BruzerFox (talk). Self-nominated at 11:00, 4 December 2017 (UTC).

  • DYK is nominated under the correct date it was brought to GA status.
  • The prose portion is at least 1,500 characters.
  • The article meets core policies and guidelines.
  • The first hook (which I favour) is at 168 characters, under the designated limit. It will appeal to a broad audience, is neutral and sourced with an inline citation.
  • QPQ is forthcoming. I have one, If you wish to take a stab at it. Symbol question.svg Cognissonance (talk) 14:56, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

Amiya Kumar Mallick

Mallick in 2017
Mallick in 2017
  • Reviewed: Muroc Maru
  • Comment: A cropped version of the image would be suitable for the Main Page.

Created by Dee03 (talk). Self-nominated at 14:16, 4 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough, long enough, neutrally written, well referenced, no close paraphrasing seen.Nice hook. Image is OK. QPQ done.CrossTemple Jay 17:52, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

Cabaret du Néant

Cabaret du Néant Intoxication Hall
Cabaret du Néant Intoxication Hall
  • ... that the patrons of the Cabaret du Néant (Cabaret of Nothingness) drank beverages in the "Intoxication Hall" (pictured), which featured chandeliers made of human bones, and coffin-shaped tables? Source:"In its Salle d'Intoxication, clients sat under chandeliers made of human bones and drank at tables in the form of coffins".

Created by Dr.K. (talk). Self-nominated at 09:18, 3 December 2017 (UTC).

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Symbol possible vote.svg @Piotrus: Dr.K. hasn't done QPQ yet; you can't approve until then. Umimmak (talk) 13:52, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

@Umimmak and Piotrus: Thank you guys. Just reviewed Template:Did you know nominations/Wolfgang Franke after your comments. Dr. K. 16:41, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg @Dr.K.: Restoring tick now that QPQ is done. Umimmak (talk) 18:57, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

Wolfgang Franke

  • ... that because Wolfgang Franke was posted in Beijing, he avoided being drafted into the German army during World War II, in which many of his friends were killed? Source: Liew 2008, p. 2
    • ALT1:... that German sinologist Wolfgang Franke was so at home in Beijing that he felt he had lived there in his previous life? Source: same as above

Moved to mainspace by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 05:54, 3 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg ALT1 verified, but I cannot verify the claim in the original hook that Franke was posted in Beijing. Newness, length, copyvio-free verified. Dr. K. 16:37, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
  • @Dr.K.: Please see page 2 of Liew 2008: "Wolfgang Franke arrived in Beijing on May 31, 1997 to work in the German Institute." -Zanhe (talk) 16:45, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
  • @Zanhe: I saw that. But that doesn't mean he was "posted" there by the state. The status of the German Institute is also unclear; was it a state agency or a private company? It is also unclear why the state would not have drafted him, and why this position prevented him from being drafted into the army. Dr. K. 17:39, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
  • @Dr.K.: The German Institute was a state agency, and he was not drafted because he was working for the government overseas. But your concern is valid, so I've stricken the hook. Let's go with ALT1. -Zanhe (talk) 17:47, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg ALT1 approved. Thank you Zanhe. Good to go. Dr. K. 18:26, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 4

Mass, Op. 130

Cathédrale Saint-Paul de Liège
Cathédrale Saint-Paul de Liège

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 17:22, 11 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Long enough, new, neutral. I am missing a reference at the first part of the last section (please fix before I can pass). Picture is good. I will assume good faith with the source as it is in a printed source. In the introduction, I would rephrase the part "The work, completed by a Credo in 1949", as it may not be immediately clear to the reader that Credo is one of the movements. Tone 21:31, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for looking. (I had expanded today, because it was the last possible day, and secretly hoped nobody would look until I expanded a bit more ...) - I added the ref, and dropped the Credo from the lead as you suggested. I'll go and a add a bit from the Hyperion ref. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:23, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go! I fixed the typo in the references, please check if it is correct. Tone 09:10, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

Marcu Cercel

Presumed portrait as a child
Presumed portrait as a child
  • ... that Marcu Cercel (presumed portrait pictured), who ruled over Moldavia in 1600, was probably born to a Turkish Muslim apostate? Source: Rădulescu, p. 52: Într-un articol recent apărut, Constantin Rezachevici afirmă că Petru Cercel ar fi fost căsătorit cu o turcoaică, creștinată, mama fiului său Marcu. [...] într-un raport (telhis) din anul <1589> al marelui vizir Kodja Sinan paşa către sultanul Murad al III-lea, Petru Cercel, învinuit de nesupunere şi trădare [...], era acuzat, în acelaşi timp, şi de faptul că, pe când se aflase la Istanbul, în cartierul Galata, în aşteptarea numirii ca domn, „aducea pe ascuns multe doamne şi femei musulmane, pe care nu numai că le-a posedat, dar, atunci când i s-a dat domnia Ţării Româneşti, a ales trei femei musulmane culte şi le-a dus în vilaetul Ţara Românească. După ce le-a posedat câţiva ani, a trecut cu forţa <aceste femei> în credinţa ghiaură, iar apoi le-a căsătorit cu ghiauri. ("In a recent article Constantin Rezachevici argues that Petru Cercel was married to a Christianized Turkish woman, mother of his son Marcu. [...] a report (telhis) of ca. 1589 by the grand vizier Koca Sinan Pasha, addressed to Sultan Mahmud II, Petru Cercel, singled out for disobedience and betrayal [...], is also accused for things relating to his stay in Istanbul's Galata quarter, when he awaited his appointment as prince, and 'secretly brought in many a Muslim woman and lady, whom he not only possessed, but also, when he was given to reign over Wallachia, he selected three cultured Muslim ladies and took them to the vilayet of Wallachia. After he possessed them for a few more years, he imposed [on these ladies] the giaour faith, and then married them off to giaours.'")
  • Reviewed: Tom Cox (highwayman)
  • Comment: This scratches the limit for DYK noms, as it is nomination on the very last day. I'll understand if it is rejected on such grounds. Thanks.

Created by Dahn (talk). Self-nominated at 09:54, 10 December 2017 (UTC).

I'm going to review, but relief immediately: we have 7 days, you are comfortably within. I'm doing this as qpq for one that really is last day ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:05, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol voting keep.svg Substantial article on plenty of good sources, offline and Romanian sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. - The image is licensed, doesn't show much, but that's what it shows well: that much is unclear. Thank you for the collection of various historians' ideas! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:18, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
Thank you! To be sure: part of Cercel's life is very well documented, but in his part of the world the beginnings and ends of one's life, as well as what people looked like, were woefully underdocumented, unless people were horribly killed or such. In the case of princes, births are often obscure because the customary law allowed any son of a prince to take the throne, whether born to the wife or to whomever. Marco was openly claimed as the son by his father, though his maternal lineage was left blank (we can guess why that is); we are pretty sure that his father was also the son of a prince, though we don't know if he was born to the wife of said prince, or to some other woman; we are entirely unsure whether Marco's grandpa was the son of a prince, as he claimed; we are even more unsure whether his presumed great-grandfather (this guy) was himself the son of a prince or just someone on the street who said "yeah I'll have a go". One has to wonder how they administered "proof" for/against someone who said "I was born to Prince X, who had intercourse with my married mother". All of this is entertaining except it doesn't sit well with those nationalists who see Marco's alleged uncle as a saintly hero, and have to deal with the fact that he (also) may have been a fraud. Dahn (talk) 15:30, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

Abatan River

Abatan River
Abatan River
  • ... that the Abatan River estuary (pictured) in Bohol has one of the Philippines' most diverse mangrove forests? Source: Reference 6: "The lush Abatan River estuary is home to one of the most diverse mangrove forests in the Philippines..."

Created by P199 (talk). Self-nominated at 20:35, 7 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is of sufficient size and within the required dates. Article and hook are properly sourced, image is Commons and appropriately licensed. A check with Earwig's handy tool shows that this should be ok from a copyplag standpoint. @P199: All that's needed is the QPQ and this will be good to go. - The Bushranger One ping only 09:30, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

PTV-N-2 Gorgon IV

Gorgon IV on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center
Gorgon IV on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center
  • ... that the Gorgon IV (pictured) was the first ramjet-powered aircraft to successfully fly in the United States?
    Source: "Until the Gorgon IV flew late last year, no winged vehicle powered by a ram-jet had successfully flown in America" p.15

Created by The Bushranger (talk). Self-nominated at 09:41, 4 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough (created by The Bushranger on 4 December 2017), long enough (2,964 characters "readable prose size"), fully referenced. Hook fine, verified. QPQ done. Image has appropriate licence. Good to go. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 23:18, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 5

Travis County Courthouse

  • ... that overcrowding at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas, is being relieved by the county's acquisition of a "new" courthouse built in 1936? Source: "The U.S. government's ... disused 1936 courthouse just happened to match the pressing needs of the Travis County justice system." (King, Michael (December 29, 2016). "Travis County Catches a Judicial Break". The Austin Chronicle. )
    • ALT1:... that the Heman Marion Sweatt Travis County Courthouse was named in honor of an early trial in the African-American civil rights movement that was first heard there in 1946? Source: "Travis County renamed the Courthouse as the “Heman Marion Sweatt Travis County Courthouse” ... in honor of Heman Marion Sweatt, a civil rights pioneer who successfully challenged the policy of segregation at the University of Texas Law School." ("The Courthouse". Travis County Archives. )

Created by Bryanrutherford0 (talk). Self-nominated at 16:57, 7 December 2017 (UTC).

Symbol confirmed.svg Interesting and well-organized, on good sources, no copyvio obvious. I prefer the civil right ALT. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:08, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

John S. Nabila

Created by Crosstemplejay (talk). Self-nominated at 18:03, 5 December 2017 (UTC).

Symbol confirmed.svg New enough, just long enough, good cites and quality refs. DYK Check shows clean. Hook zero directly cited, and I like that one the best. Maury Markowitz (talk) 16:01, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

Erie Basin Marina

Erie Basin Marina
Erie Basin Marina

Created by Buffaboy (talk). Self-nominated at 03:32, 8 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article size and date check out; picture is Commons and appropriately licensed; no apparent copyplag issues; QPQ done. Hooks are interesting and referenced; the original may be better (as it goes better with the pic). Good to go. - The Bushranger One ping only 01:58, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

930 Poydras, Poydras Street

Created by TonyTheTiger (talk). Self-nominated at 05:50, 6 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg New enough, long enough, neutrally written, extra references are needed to back some of the quotes, no close paraphrasing seen. QPQ done. Please provide the extra refs for a thick. Again if a picture could be added it would be a big plus. CrossTemple Jay 12:15, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg TonyTheTiger, I've added the Poydras Street article to the nomination, assuming you wanted to expand to two articles. You will need to supply a second QPQ, and if Crosstemplejay isn't interested in doing a second review here, we'll need to find another reviewer for ALT2 that includes a complete review of Poydras Street. Best of luck! BlueMoonset (talk) 22:17, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
@TonyTheTiger: Please supply the second QPQ and I will complete the process. God bless. CrossTemple Jay 13:07, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

Zafirlukast

3D model of zafirlukast.
3D model of zafirlukast.
  • ... that genetic differences may affect the efficacy of the anti-asthmatic drug zafirlukast? Source: "The variant may be of pharmacogenetic significance because subjects homozygous for the A allele had a lower response to zafirlukast compared with the C/C or C/A genotype."
  • Reviewed: Blyth's kingfisher
  • Comment: About 2,000 characters on 31 August 2017. Now, about 12,000 characters.

5x expanded by Biochemistry&Love (talk). Self-nominated at 23:29, 5 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg Expanded fivefold on 5 Dec, neutral, well referenced, with no copyright concerns from the sources I can access (there are a couple of instances of similar phrasing that can't really be avoided). The hook is interesting and supported by an inline citation – AGF but thanks for quoting the relevant excerpt above. The image is suitably licensed and a QPQ has been done. 97198 (talk) 11:25, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Improved to Good Article status by Cognissonance (talk). Self-nominated at 12:45, 5 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Promoted to GA on 5 Dec. Long enough, neutral, well referenced (except for the plot section, which doesn't require citations per MOS), and no apparent copyvio checked with Earwig's tool. The hook is interesting and cited to a reliable source. QPQ is done. 97198 (talk) 06:19, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

Facebook Aquila

  • ... that Facebook's Aquila solar-powered drone will provide internet access to remote regions of Earth using no more electricity than three blow dryers?
    Source: "Facebook plans to use Aquila to beam internet access to unconnected parts of the world....It's completely solar-powered and requires the same amount of energy to run as three blow dryers." [95]

Created by The Bushranger (talk). Self-nominated at 23:37, 5 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Article was created within seven days of nomination.
  • The prose section is at least 1500 characters.
  • Is neutral, well-sourced, free of copyvio and other major issues.
  • QPQ done
  • Broad in its appeal
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Ready for DYK BruzerFox 05:23, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

KA2N Gorgon IIA, CTV-N-2 Gorgon IIC

Gorgon IIA at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Gorgon IIA at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
  • ...that the United States Navy placed orders for the Gorgon IIA (pictured) and Gorgon IIC missiles with the Singer Manufacturing Company, better known for its sewing machines?
    "25 of each type was ordered from the Singer Manufacturing Co. (South Bend, Indiana)" [96]; "At one time, Singer was the best known and most widely used product in the world. It is said that Gandhi while in jail learned to sew on a Singer and exempted this sewing machine in his ban on western machinery...During World War II and using their wood working expertise, the plant produced wood parts for the Gorgon, a secret experimental radio-controlled projectile and primitive guided missile." [97]

Created by The Bushranger (talk). Self-nominated at 03:07, 6 December 2017 (UTC).


Articles created/expanded on December 6

Ogyeahohoo Yaw Gyebi II

  • ... that paramount chief of Sefwi Anyiaso traditional area, Ogyeahohoo Yaw Gyebi II, is the president of Western Region House of Chiefs? Source: [98]
    • ALT1:... that Ghanaian traditional ruler, Ogyeahohoo Yaw Gyebi II, is the president of all chiefs in the Western Region of Ghana? Source: [99]
    • ALT2:... that Ghanaian accountant and paramount chief, Ogyeahohoo Yaw Gyebi II, is also the president of all chiefs in the Western Region of Ghana? Source: [100]

Created by Crosstemplejay (talk). Self-nominated at 12:24, 6 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New, in time, long enough, sourced, inline hook citation checks out, no apparent copyvios, QPQ done. --Usernameunique (talk) 16:25, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

St. Nicolai, Lüneburg

Nave and vault
Nave and vault

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 22:17, 12 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New, in time, long enough, inline/offline German sources accepted AGF, QPQ done. Image is appropriately licensed. Last paragraph under "History" needs a citation. --Usernameunique (talk) 09:39, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
  • I guess I will just have to remove it. It's translated from de, no indication of a source, or do you have an idea? - The ref from the Route doesn't supply figures about visitors, - possibly it's on another of their pages? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:06, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
  • I duplicated that source (which was there) to that fact, removed the two other churches - but put in in their articles - and commented out the opening hours until I find a source, - but I have a few more important things to do ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:36, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

Loxothylacus panopaei, Eurypanopeus depressus, Panopeus lacustris

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 06:47, 12 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg All new, in time, long enough, and sourced (added an inline citation for DYK) with no apparent copyvios. Three QPQs done. I prefer ALT0; "castration" seems more clickbaity than "manipulation." Cwmhiraeth, "cyprid larva]]" should either linked or have the brackets removed. --Usernameunique (talk) 09:48, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Thanks, I've corrected that. The manipulation includes making the male crab behave like a female. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:25, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Cwmhiraeth, looks good. Feel free to add that as an ALT2 if you like, and we can let the promoter make the final determination. --Usernameunique (talk) 10:50, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
  • It's a bit complex to explain in a hook that is not excessively long. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:55, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

Tigawa

Tigawa Kankalidevi temple
Tigawa Kankalidevi temple
  • ... that the village of Tigawa has a Hindu temple (pictured) built about 425 CE?
    Source: "The kumbha form is also reflected in the ghatapallava capitals, as seen in the Kankali-Devi temple, in the village of Tigawa, Jabalpur district, Madhya Pradesh dating to 400-425 CE" (source)
    • ALT1:... that Tigawa temple (pictured) dated 425 CE is the only one of nearly 36 early Hindu temples that escaped destruction during a 19th-century construction project?
  • Reviewed: Did you know nominations/The Fountainhead (play)

5x expanded by Ms Sarah Welch (talk). Self-nominated at 16:20, 7 December 2017 (UTC).

Symbol voting keep.svg Substantial article, expanded on excellent sources, offline sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. The image is licensed and almost a most. I think the ALT is more dramatic. Go for GA next! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:35, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

Peter Du Cane (engineer)

Created by The Rambling Man (talk). Self-nominated at 12:23, 6 December 2017 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Cited fact positively confirmed by source [101], although the citation says the medal was for his work on Blue Bird K4, which doesn't appear to be called "Blue Bird II" anywhere in the Blue Bird K4 article? Could this be clarified, perhaps in the K4 article if Blue Bird II is an alternative name for the craft? Rob (talk) 00:37, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

Added new source for K4 name and revised blurb. The Rambling Man (talk) 15:22, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg - looks good to me now @The Rambling Man:, this is good to go. Thanks Rob (talk) 19:27, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

KA3N Gorgon III, Gorgon (missile family)

Gorgon IIIC in 1947
Gorgon IIIC in 1947
  • ... that Molt Taylor believed the rocket-powered Gorgon missiles, such as the Gorgon IIIC (pictured), flew at too high a speed to be properly controlled by a human?
    "The entire operation is of such speed that the human mind is not capapable of keeping up with the flight" [102], "he thought that the turbojet-powered Gorgon would be more easily controlled" [103]; "This model [Gorgon 3C] has twin rocket units..." [104]

Created by The Bushranger (talk). Self-nominated at 12:21, 6 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg Hi The Bushranger, review follows: Gorgon (missile family) confirmed 5x expansion starting from 6 December, KA3N Gorgon III created 6 December; both articles are of a very good length; both articles are well written; both articles are inline referenced throughout to reliable and appropriate sources; no copyright violations or overly close paraphrasing noticed; hook sufficiently interesting; hook is cited to an offline hook which I am happy to AGF on; image used in hook and articles is confirmed PD by virtue of US Navy origin; Two QPQ reviews confirmed as in progress or completed - Dumelow (talk) 15:45, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Shimon Lavi

  • ... that Shimon Lavi, leader of Tripoli Jewry in the 16th century, wrote the most popular kabbalistic hymn in the world? Sources: Jewish community leader: Or Shalom Center (Hebrew); Most popular kabbalistic hymn: Encyclopaedia Judaica entry, Penguin Book of Hebrew Verse

Created by Yoninah (talk). Self-nominated at 23:50, 6 December 2017 (UTC).

Symbol voting keep.svg Interesting life, on good sources, Hebrew sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. - I tried to fix a ref error but may have gotten the year wrong, please check. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:51, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
  • @Gerda Arendt: thanks for the review. Yes, the year you put in is correct. Yoninah (talk) 18:12, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Emesa helmet

  • ... that the Roman Emesa helmet was restored by the same person who restored the Anglo-Saxon Sutton Hoo helmet? Source: Huey 1962: p.1 & p.2; Maryon 1947 (for an account of his restoration of the SH helmet).
    • ALT1:... that the Roman Emesa helmet appears to be modeled after its wearer's face? Source: Seyrig 1952a, p. 67: "There can be no doubt that the craftsman has represented a very definite physical type, and it is quite probable that he has attempted to portray not only the features of the ethnic group to which the bearer belonged but even the bearer's individual countenance."
    • ALT2:... that the Roman Emesa helmet is covered in silver gilding? Source: Seyrig 1952a, p. 67: "On the front, sides, and rear, it is sheathed with solid silver".
  • Reviewed: Art of Uruk
  • Comment: Would be nice to add an image, but can't find a free-use/licensed one

Created by Usernameunique (talk). Self-nominated at 02:29, 6 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg Hi Usernameunique, review follows. Article created 6 December; article of good length; article is inline cited throughout to reliable sources; most of the sources are offline only but I checked the two online sources and the facts checkout and there is no copyright violations on them, I am happy to AGF the rest; QPQ has been done; hook facts are interesting and cited to online sources. My preference is for ALT1, though it may be worth amending "appears to be" to "is probably" to match the wording of the source, the article itself uses "suggests that" - Dumelow (talk) 20:13, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 7

Benzimidazole fungicide

  • ... that when benzimidazole fungicides were used alone, fungi became resistant after two to four seasons? Source: "these fungicides were used by growers frequently and, in many cases, exclusively – under these conditions, resistance developed rapidly within two to four seasons." Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems

5x expanded by Gulumeemee (talk). Self-nominated at 03:36, 12 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg 5x expanded, in time, long enough, sourced, inline/offline hook citation accepted AGF, no apparent copyvios, QPQ done. Approving ALT1, which seems punchier. --Usernameunique (talk) 20:43, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

T-tubule

  • ... that T-tubules allow heart muscle cells to contract more forcefully by synchronising calcium release? Source: The rapid spread of the action potential along the T-tubule activates all of the L-type calcium channels near-simultaneously. As T-tubules bring the sarcolemma very close to the sarcomplasmic reticulum at all regions throughout the cell, calcium can then released from the sarcoplasmic reticulum across the whole cell at the same time. In cells lacking T-tubules such as smooth muscle cells or diseased cardiomyocytes, the calcium that enters at the sarcolemma has to diffuse gradually throughout the cell, activating the ryanodine receptors much more slowly as a wave of calcium, resulting in reduced force of contraction

Improved to Good Article status by PeaBrainC (talk). Self-nominated at 19:52, 8 December 2017 (UTC).

Symbol voting keep.svg Substantial scientific article, well beyond what I can understand, but well sourced, written and formatted, no copyvio obvious, offline sources accepted AGF. I understand that this is your first DYK nomination, so you don't need to review another article yet (only after #5). Thank you so much, larger-than-pea-brain! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:39, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

National first-grade museum of China

  • ... that the Memorial for the War to Resist America and Aid Korea is no longer one of the national first-grade museums of China? Source: "抗美援朝纪念馆...其国家一级博物馆等级被取消,调整为国家二级博物馆" = "the Memorial for the War to Resist America and Aid Korea...its national first-grade museum rating was revoked; demoted to national second-grade museum"

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 07:05, 10 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Article and list are an interesting read. Created in time, certainly long enough, well sourced in Chinese, and appears to be within other policy criteria. Symbol voting keep.svg Muzzleflash (talk) 19:29, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

Radioplane OQ-17

  • .... that the Radioplane OQ-17 target drone was claimed to be able to match the maneuverability of any fighter aircraft of the mid 1940s? Source: "Can perform any maneuver that a conventional fighter type aircraft can." [105]

Created by The Bushranger (talk). Self-nominated at 09:35, 8 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Hi The Bushranger, review follows: Article created 7 December; article is just over minimum length (I discounted the lists and stats sections); article is well written and sourced throughout to reliable sources; hook is interesting and cited in the article correctly; QPQ has been done. One query I have is that I think the hook might be improved by providing a date for context. Would "...the 1946 Radioplane..." world or perhaps "late 1940s" or similar? - Dumelow (talk) 11:34, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg On reflection I changed to "mid 1940s" as the article supporting the hook is dated 1947. Good to go - Dumelow (talk) 12:07, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 8

John Samuel Phene

  • ... that John Samuel Phene's 5-storey house was called the "Gingerbread Castle" because of its numerous devices and fixtures? Source: "No. 2 is on the site of Dr J.S. Phene's house, built in 1903 ... with mystic devices and figures decorated in extraordinary colours. It became known locally as "Gingerbread Castle". The London Encyclopedia, Ben Weinreb et al, 2008, p. 961

Created by Ritchie333 (talk) and Plucas58 (talk). Nominated by Ritchie333 (talk) at 21:03, 11 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg New, in time, long enough, sourced, neutral, inline/offline hook citation accepted AGF, no apparent copyvios, QPQ done. --Usernameunique (talk) 06:08, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

East Holmes Academy

  • In 1989, East Holmes Academy offered to forfeit a football game because the opponent had a black player? Source: Dodd, Donald (October 15, 1988). "Clock is ticking on East Holmes decision as nation waits – Analysis". The Clarion Ledger. Jackson, MS. p. D1. [Headmaster Frank] Drake has repeatedly said that the decision involving Heritage is not a racial one, but few believe him  Online source: "A Goal-line Stand For Prejudice". The Chicago Tribune. October 20, 1989. Retrieved 2017-12-09. 
    • ALT1:In 1989, East Holmes Academy asked a former NFL player not to participate in a football game broadcast because he was black? Source: "White School Accused of Barring Black Broadcaster". Los Angeles Times. 1989-10-12. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2017-12-08. 
  • Reviewed: (Second DKY submission)

Created by Billhpike (talk) and Rhadow (talk). Nominated by Billhpike (talk) at 07:32, 8 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New, in time, long enough, sourced, inline hook citations check out (though Rhadow & Billhpike, regarding the MacLeod article and those like it, I'd recommend citing the particular page(s) at issue, not the entire article), no apparent copyvios, no QPQ needed.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Usernameunique (talkcontribs)

Underground Research Laboratory

? Source: Chandler, first two pages

Created by Maury Markowitz (talk). Self-nominated at 15:57, 8 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Hi Maury Markowitz, review follows: Article created 8 December; article is of very good length; article is well written; article is cited above the minimum level to reliable sources; there appears to be no overly close paraphrasing of the sources; hook is interesting enough and the source supports it (in fact saying approximately 2.6 billion years old). However I don't think the article currently supports the hook. it mentions the age of the rocks under Whiteshell laboratories as 2.6 billion years old but doesn't mention the age of the rocks at the URL site. I presume that they are constructed on the same rock formation given the close proximity of the sites but this isn't made clear, can it be clarified in the article? In addition a QPQ is required. Thanks - Dumelow (talk) 09:49, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
My bad, you're right, its the 4th page of Chandler that says "The granite at the URL is approximately 2,600,000,000 years old." It's actually one huge rock 1400 km2, both the URL and Whiteshell are on it (and lots of other stuff!). Should I update the hook to say over 2 billion? Maury Markowitz (talk) 14:07, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
And I clarified and added a cite in the article too. Maury Markowitz (talk) 14:10, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
QPQ John S. Nabila. Maury Markowitz (talk) 14:14, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
QPQ at Template:Did you know nominations/John S. Nabila confirmed (though you forgot to sign it!). The article has been updated to show the URL is on the same rock. I think "over 2 billion" would be fine for the hook. Just thinking again about the hook, I think it might be slightly misleading to say "test the storage of nuclear waste" when no nuclear material was ever taken down there. Might it be worded to say "study the feasibility of" or "test the potential storage" or similar? Let me know your thoughts - Dumelow (talk) 15:16, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
Good points - see what you think now. Maury Markowitz (talk) 16:03, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Looks good to me. Great article - Dumelow (talk) 18:37, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

SSM-A-23 Dart

SSM-A-23 Dart
SSM-A-23 Dart
  • ... that the company developing the SSM-A-23 Dart anti-tank missile (pictured) changed ownership twice while the project was underway?
    Source: "In August 1956, the Curtiss-Wright Corp. purchased from the Studebaker-Packard Corp....all the outstanding capital stock of Aerophysics Development Corp....The amount paid represented the total investment of Studebaker-Packard in Aerophysics, which the former had acquired in December 1954" [ref 7]

Created by The Bushranger (talk). Self-nominated at 00:48, 10 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg Hi The Bushranger, review follows: Article created 8 December; article of good length; article is well written and cited to reliable sources throughout; hook fact is interesting and cited (I will AGF on the offline sources); Image works well at low res and is PD by virtue of being a work of the US Army; QPQ has been done - Dumelow (talk) 08:32, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

Housefly

  • ... that houseflies have been used in germ warfare to distribute cholera? Source: "The two most sophisticated programs were those of the Japanese in World War II with plague-infected fleas and cholera-coated flies"

Improved to Good Article status by Chiswick Chap (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk). Nominated by Cwmhiraeth (talk) at 07:17, 9 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article is new enough (recently promoted to GA), long enough, and well written. Hook is interesting and verified.CrossTemple Jay 10:21, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 9

National archaeological park of China

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 05:10, 12 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg New enough, long enough, neutrally written, well referenced, no close paraphrasing seen. QPQ not done. — Yulia Romero • Talk to me! 19:04, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
@Yulia Romero: Thanks for your review. I've added the QPQ. -Zanhe (talk) 00:18, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg QPQ done. — Yulia Romero • Talk to me! 17:02, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

Pioneer Helmet

The Pioneer helmet
The Pioneer helmet
  • ... that the boar-crested Pioneer Helmet (pictured) was found with a pattern welded sword in the burial of an Anglo-Saxon warrior? Source: Meadows 2004, p. 7: "On the radiograph a series of linear striae were apparent, they reflected the drawing together of the rods that lower down on the blade had been forged together in a pattern weld."
    • ALT1:... that the boar-crested Pioneer Helmet (pictured) was initially mistaken for a bucket? Source: Read 2006, p. 38: "A large iron object, provisionally identified as a 'bucket', was found adjacent to the body's left hip. ... The 'bucket' was X-radiographed immediately and the first results showed it to be a helmet in profile with a boar straddling its apex."
    • ALT2:... that the boar-crested Pioneer Helmet (pictured) evokes those worn by the warriors in the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf? Webster & Meadows 1997, p. 4: "The superior pattern-welded sword and the helmet from this new grave could have stepped straight out of the text of Beowulf, with its allusions to serpent-decorated blades, and helmets with iron-hard boar figures."
    • ALT3:... that the boar-crested Pioneer Helmet (pictured) was found in more than 100 pieces? Webster 2004, p. 25: "The X-rays showed the helmet to be very badly damaged (it is broken into 100-200 fragments)."
    • ALT4:... that the boar-crested Pioneer Helmet (pictured) was taken to a hospital for treatment? Read 2006, p. 40: "existing links with Leicester General Hospital were exploited, and the object was further examined using state of the art equipment. ... At the hospital the helmet was subjected to two different radiological techniques: Digitally based x-radiography [and CT scans]."

5x expanded by Usernameunique (talk). Self-nominated at 07:12, 12 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg This recently expanded article is new enough, long enough, neutral, and well written. ALT1 is very interesting and supported with offline academic source, accepted AGF. Image is freely licensed. It should be moved to Wikicommons, but I don't think it's a DYK requirement. No copyvio found (Earwig reports an alarming likelihood for copyvio, but that's because of the Beowulf quote). QPQ is done. ALT1 is good to go, and thanks for the excellent work! -Zanhe (talk) 00:17, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

SAM-A-19 Plato

  • ... that the U.S. Army's Plato and FABMDS programs for anti-ballistic missiles wound up evolving into the well-known Patriot missile?
    "The system was initially known as Field Army Ballistic Missile Defense System, then as Advanced Air Defense System for the 1970s, then Surface-to-Air Missile-Development, and finally...as Patriot." [106]

Created by The Bushranger (talk). Self-nominated at 01:13, 10 December 2017 (UTC).

Symbol confirmed.svg New enough, long enough, cites are good, DYK Check is clean. I do have a problem with the actual name not being mentioned in the lede, this isn't being clever or hooky, it's just confusing. Strongly suggest just using the name. Also see talk page. Maury Markowitz (talk) 14:24, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
I'm not sure what you mean by "lede"? Here though, it's simply reflecting the fact that the article covers two projects equally, while the name is the one that actually received an official designation. If it's felt that the hook would work better as, say, "the U.S. Army's Plato and FABMDS projects for...", though, I don't have a problem with that. - The Bushranger One ping only 07:49, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
Yes, I strongly suggest expanding the hook to have the names. Lede is short for "lead paragraph" - I'm shocked, shocked I tell you, that you haven't run into that one in the last seven years! Maury Markowitz (talk) 03:48, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
@Maury Markowitz: Oh, I have, it's just that I haven't seen it used to refer to a DYK hook! I've made an alteration to the hook above. - The Bushranger One ping only 05:28, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
LOL, I just realized what you meant... I didn't realize I typed "lede" and not "hook". Maury Markowitz (talk) 13:20, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
No worries, I've been there and done that! - The Bushranger One ping only 20:25, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

Fugitive dust

"Escaping" fugitive dust
"Escaping" fugitive dust
  • ... that fugitive dust escapes? Source: "Dust generated from these open sources is termed 'fugitive' because it is not discharged to the atmosphere in a confined flow stream" Ref 2

Created by MB (talk). Self-nominated at 02:26, 10 December 2017 (UTC).

The C of E, No. Have you read the article? Why would you suggest April Fool's? MB 20:16, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Amusing hook, ideal for final-hook status, and cited. Article size and date check out; image is Commons and CC licensed. QPQ done. I would suggest perhaps adding something to the article explaining what "confined flow stream" and "ducted emitter" mean by contrast, but that isn't something to hold up the hook with. Good to go. - The Bushranger One ping only 23:38, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

Jaguar (American rocket)

Jaguar in front of B-57 launch aircraft
Jaguar in front of B-57 launch aircraft
  • ... that the Jaguar sounding rocket (pictured) was designed to be launched from a B-57 bomber in the same way a nuclear bomb would be?
    Source: "the plan was to launch the Jaguar...during a near-vertical-climb maneuver, as developed in the toss-bombing technique" [107]

Created by The Bushranger (talk). Self-nominated at 02:06, 10 December 2017 (UTC).

  • New enough (created same day as nomination) and just long enough. Sufficient citations, no close paraphrasing suspected. Photo is US govt public domain, so no problem there. I'm not sure if it's clear enough to be used in DYK at the vertical height it is - will leave that to promoter. QPQ review done.
  • I don't think the hook will work as is - the word "nuclear" is not mentioned in the article, and the B-57 article does say it could carry nuclear bombs but doesn't mention toss bombing. I don't think the connection is explicit enough for a hook. I recommend dropping the nuclear bit:
  • ALT1: ... that the Jaguar sounding rocket (pictured) was designed to be launched from a B-57 bomber with the toss bombing maneuver?
Symbol question.svg MB 03:14, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
I don't see much difference between ALT1 and ALT2 so if you prefer ALT2 then we'll go with that. Another thing I didn't mention before is the back-to-back wikilinks. The MOS says to avoid when possible in an article. It's probably not as important here since "Jaguar" is bold and "sounding rocket" isn't. But this will take care of that:
Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go with ALT2 or 2a. MB 04:46, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 10

Cyzenis albicans, Agrypon flaveolatum

Created/expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 07:30, 14 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Both articles are new enough (one new, one 5x expansion), long enough, and well referenced. Both hooks are verified with reliable sources. Two QPQs are done. There is a close paraphrasing issue with the second article, however. The sentence "In an experimental effort to keep the winter moths in check, thousands of Cyzenis albicans were released in 2015 in 17 sites across New England, including sites in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Maine" is too close to the source "In an experimental effort to keep the winter moths in check, Elkinton’s team has released thousands of Cyzenis albicans flies in 17 sites across New England, including sites in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Maine." -Zanhe (talk) 00:59, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
  • @Zanhe: That's what happens when one expands a stub and fails to check whether the single existing sentence is a copyvio, leaving it in the expanded article's lead. It should be OK now. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 07:01, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Yes, I see that the copyvio was added by an IP in 2015. Thanks for fixing that. Good to go. -Zanhe (talk) 18:03, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

Revolution on Granite

Created by Yulia Romero (talk). Self-nominated at 18:20, 10 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg New enough, long enough, neutrally written, well referenced, no close paraphrasing seen. QPQ not done.CrossTemple Jay 16:20, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
Hi crosstemplejay, thanks for your review. I have carried out a QPQ review at Template:Did you know nominations/Paa Kofi Ansong. I did nor pay attention there for a moment and only just noticed that Paa Kofi Ansong was written by you.... (I just thought it would be interesting to have an African DYK.....) — Yulia Romero • Talk to me! 18:38, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
I also reviewed Template:Did you know nominations/National archaeological park of China just in case Face-grin.svgYulia Romero • Talk to me! 19:05, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg QPQ done.CrossTemple Jay 10:36, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

Horace Smithy

  • ... that Horace Smithy devised a surgery to address his own case of valvular heart disease, but he died before he could undergo surgery himself? Source: "the surgeon who pioneered by cutting open a valve in her heart... Ironically, Dr. Smithy himself was afflicted with the same heart ailment but died from that and pneumonia before a similar operation was performed on him." - Chillicothe Gazette / Associated Press, November 8, 1948
    • ALT1:... that when cardiac surgeon Horace Smithy had a patient die on the operating table, he may have lost the chance to undergo heart surgery himself? Source: "Unhappily, the patient died on the operating table, and I'm sure this deterred Dr. Blalock from any further efforts in that direction. It also disappointed Dr. Smithy beyond all belief because, with this man's death, his chance, however remote, to persuade Dr. Blalock to attempt something on him had gone to the grave with the patient." - Heart to Heart by Allen B. Weisse, p. 80.
    • ALT2:... that Horace Smithy devised a surgery for his own case of valvular heart disease, but he died before he could convince a colleague that it was safe to perform? Source: Weisse, p. 80.
  • Reviewed: Republic SD-3 Snooper
  • Comment: If we go with one of the alt hooks, I am willing to move around the refs a bit to get a source right after the hook fact.

Created by EricEnfermero (talk). Self-nominated at 06:30, 11 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg EricEnfermero, new, in time, long enough, sourced, neutral, no apparent copyvios, QPQ done. Might want to clarify in the article that aortic stenosis is a type of valvular heart disease, so ALT0 aligns with the article (which does not explicitly say that Smithy had valvular heart disease). The article also hardly mentions Smithy's awareness that he had this disease; it seems to jump from 'he realized he had a murmur' to 'he wanted surgery performed on himself,' without explaining how or when he diagnosed his own disease, or whether that influenced his research (as the hook implies). --Usernameunique (talk) 10:47, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
I tweaked the wording a little bit related to the heart valve problem. In thinking about my efforts to write an article with a minimum of jargon, I think it's best to use "heart valve problems" rather than "valvular heart disease". Along that line, I'd propose
ALT3: "... that Horace Smithy devised a surgery for heart valve problems, but he died before he could undergo the surgery himself?"
I am not sure how to fix the issue of the gap between Smithy hearing his own murmur and getting a diagnosis. I don't intend to claim that he diagnosed himself. Even the Crawford reference (the most exhaustive treatment of Smithy's life I can find) doesn't go into detail about the period between hearing the murmur and getting a diagnosis. There's one source that has some information about Smithy's developing symptoms and his realization that his time was limited, but that source has a couple of assertions that are wildly inconsistent with other sources, so I hesitate to use it. By removing "to address his own...", hopefully that will eliminate any unsupported inference that he set out early in his career to fix his own problem. I think that ALT1 also avoids these issues. Let me know if I need to tweak anything else. EricEnfermero (Talk) 11:59, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
Side note that's not directly related to this DYK nomination: he probably did diagnose himself just based on his murmur and the fact he'd had rheumatic fever. I don't know if there were any formal tests available for valvular disease at the time, but with a specific type of murmur and a history of rheumatic fever, even without other symptoms, you could probably be 95% sure it was aortic stenosis. So that's probably why it's not mentioned in detail in the sources. 97198 (talk) 13:57, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Thanks for the edits. Approving ALT1 and ALT3. --Usernameunique (talk) 20:54, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

Aries (rocket)

Aries launch in 1991
Aries launch in 1991
  • ... that the "Fat Albert" sounding rocket had its name changed to Aries (pictured) because the Naval Research Laboratory considered it "more dignified"?
    Source: "The Naval Research Laboratory asked Robert D. Arritt of its Space Science Division to choose a more dignified name." [108]
  • Reviewed: Fugitive dust
  • Comment: Note that DYKcheck will not show a 5x expansion, as I had to clear a cut-and-paste copyvio. The previous good version was 301 characters, needing 1505 for a 5x expansion.

5x expanded by The Bushranger (talk). Self-nominated at 23:44, 10 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Hook is cited to A Dictionary of the Space Age, a cached version of which is here. Article is long enough, and obviously free of copyvios; image is PD. In terms of expansion, effectively you have done the equivalent of deleting the original article per CSD G12 and rewriting it from scratch - can one of our DYK stalwarts like Yoninah confirm this is okay? Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 20:54, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
  • (edit conflict)Symbol voting keep.svg Hi The Bushranger, review follows:five times expansion from this version confirmed (as per supplementary rule A4 copyvio text does not count for article size. NB: I confirmed the now deleted revisions of article to be copyvio of this page by checking deleted revisions; article is well written and cited to reliable sources; hook is interesting and cited in the article, I couldn't access the page cited but I will AGF it backs up the fact; QPQ has been done; hook image is listed as PD on Commons but the link (to a USAF website) no longer has the image, happy to AGF on this also - Dumelow (talk) 21:20, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
Sorry, I had the edit window open whilst reviewing and we conflicted. The copyvio text is discounted per rule A4, I think: "Fivefold expansion is calculated from the previously existing article, no matter how bad it was (copyvios are an exception)". Cheers - Dumelow (talk) 21:22, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
The book source is online via Google Books so you can turn the AGF tick into a fully-fledged green one. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 21:24, 11 December 2017 (UTC)


Republic SD-3 Snooper

SD-3 Snooper on launcher
SD-3 Snooper on launcher
  • ... that the Republic SD-3 Snooper (pictured) reconnaissance drone used airbags to cushion its landings?
    Source: "The drone, also referred to as the Snooper, has proven successful...shock-absorbing inflatable bags ensure soft landings" [109]
    • ALT1:... that the Republic SD-3 Snooper (pictured) reconnaissance drone was also known as the "Sky Spy"?
      Source: "The fifth Army UAV project at this time was the Republic SD-3 Sky Spy" [110]

Created by The Bushranger (talk). Self-nominated at 00:12, 11 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg New enough (created within last day or so), long enough (prose portion >1800 characters), neutral and well-cited. Random checks of phrases in the entry turn up no suspected copyvio issues. Hook is short enough, interesting, cited and neutral. AGF on offline source for hook; the Parsch source also mentions inflatable bags, though the offline Ordway ref would probably be more reliable. QPQ done. Image is PD (Army), used in entry, and should be fine at DYK size. ALT1 is also fine, but I personally prefer the original hook. Good work - good to go! EricEnfermero (Talk) 04:30, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 11

Inabanga River

Inabanga River
Inabanga River

Created by P199 (talk). Self-nominated at 16:49, 13 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg The article was created on 11 December so is new enough and is also long enough. The two facts in the hook are supported by the references mentioned above. The article is well written and has no neutrality of copyvio issues. User has supplied a QPQ review to meet the requirement. Kosack (talk) 18:28, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

Euphorbia arbuscula

E arbuscula
E arbuscula

5x expanded by Casliber (talk) and Anythingyouwant (talk). Nominated by Casliber (talk) at 10:07, 16 December 2017 (UTC).