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Contents

Count of DYK Hooks
Section # of Hooks # Verified
February 27 1
April 9 1
April 10 1
May 8 1
May 10 1 1
May 14 1
May 20 1
June 1 1
June 5 1
June 13 1
June 14 2
June 16 1
June 17 1
June 25 1
June 26 1 1
June 30 1
July 6 1
July 7 2
July 8 1
July 9 1
July 10 1
July 11 2
July 15 2
July 16 1
July 17 2
July 18 1
July 19 3
July 20 1 1
July 21 4
July 22 1
July 23 3
July 24 3 1
July 25 3
July 26 3 1
July 27 3 1
July 28 5 3
July 29 5 2
July 30 1
July 31 4 3
August 1 7 2
August 2 5 3
August 3 7 3
August 4 13 9
August 5 11 5
August 6 11 8
August 7 10 6
August 8 10 6
August 9 10 7
August 10 13 7
August 11 8 3
August 12 11 5
August 13 10 4
August 14 13 5
August 15 11 3
August 16 8 4
August 17 7 1
August 18 2
August 19
Total 237 95
Last updated 00:11, 19 August 2018 UTC
Current time is 03:12, 19 August 2018 UTC [refresh]

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Nominations

Approved nominations

Articles created/expanded on April 10

Manshuk Mametova

  • ... that Manshuk Mametova was the first Kazakh woman to become a Hero of the Soviet Union, after she refused to retreat from battle in Nevel, despite the rest of her regiment retreating? Sources: Sakaida, Henry (2012). Heroines of the Soviet Union 1941–45. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 28. "Kazakh hero Manshuk Mametova". e-history.kz. Retrieved 2018-02-05.

5x expanded by PlanespotterA320 (talk). Self-nominated at 19:02, 10 April 2018‎ (UTC).

  • REVIEW:
  • ARTICLE: New enough (expansion began as April 10, 2018, the day it was nominated.) Long enough. My first check suggested it had not achieved a 5x expansion, but using this tool and just copying the lead and the text body, I get a size of 943 before April 10, 2018 and 4,866 now, which is just over 943x5=4,715. Information is factually given, meets neutrality requirement. All paragraphs are sourced, however, for information in some paragraphs, I have assumed good faith use of Russian-language sources. (E.g. her aunt Amina Mametova is not mentioned in the cited English sources.) It would be better if sentences or facts within paragraphs were individually cited, rather than the entire paragraph. The only matches to text appear to be mirrors of the Wikipedia article, so copyvios don't seem to be an issue.
  • QPQ: According to the QPQ checker @PlanespotterA320: has 0 DYK's so far and so isn't required to do a QPQ. They did attempt one, though it doesn't seem to have been a full review. I am accepting in good faith that the QPQ checker is working correctly, and they are not required to do more. (I will note that QPQ's numbers are totally wrong for me.)
  • HOOK: Symbol question.svg Content of the hook seems acceptable. "was the first Kazakh woman to become a Hero of the Soviet Union," is stated, cited, and sourced (page 27). "after she refused to retreat from battle in Nevel, despite the rest of her regiment retreating?" needs to be sourced to meet DYK requirements. The information is in the paragraph, and the paragraph is sourced, but the individual sentences that contain the information are not sourced. Each sentence with part of the information for the hook needs to be individually cited with a specific source. Once this is corrected, the DYK should be able to go ahead. Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 02:27, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 10

Campanino

Campanino apples (National Fruit Collection, UK)
Campanino apples (National Fruit Collection, UK)
  • ... that Campanino apples (pictured) have high content of antioxidants (up to four times more than Golden Delicious apples), high content of pectin and polyphenols, as well as ascorbic acid (vitamin C)? Source: E. Cocci; G. Sacchetti; M. Carboni; G.G. Pinnavaia; D. Mastrocola (2003). "Caratterizzazione e valorizzazione tecnologica di antiche varietà di melo dell'Emilia Romagna: studio sulle proprietà funzionali di trasformati in purea". Rivista di Frutticoltura (3): 69-72. , cited here
    • ALT1:...that Campanino apples (pictured) can be easily preserved for six months after harvesting, without any use of refrigeration? Source: Agriculture department of Regione Emilia-Romagna; Sacchetti G.; Cocci E.; Pinnavaia G.G.; Mastrocola D.; Dalla Rosa M. (2008). "Influence of processing and storage on the activity of apple derivates". International Journal of Food Science and Technology (43): 797-804. , cited here
    • ATL2: ...that Campanino apples (pictured) can be easily preserved for six months after harvesting, since their flesh is hard like marble? Source: "Mela campanina di Modena". Tradizioni e sapori di Modena (in Italian). Camera di Commercio di Modena. 

Created by Holapaco77 (talk). Self-nominated at 10:02, 11 May 2018 (UTC).

Review


Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Red XN - The first hook seems too technical to be easily verifiable from an Italian language source. ALT1 is better but the source seems to indicate that the apples were preserved using natural cold and frost. That might not be easy and is arguably a natural form of refrigeration. I suggest focussing on the fact that the frost makes them taste better.
  • Interesting: Green tickY
QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg Andrew D. (talk) 21:06, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

  • @Holapaco77: Hello, it has been almost two months since the last comments in this nomination, and some paragraphs are still unsourced. Please source them as soon as possible so that this nomination can proceed. Thank you. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 09:45, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
@Andrew Davidson:@Narutolovehinata5:  Done, all paragraph have citations now. Thanks you. --Holapaco77 (talk) 11:57, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
Noted. While I'm almost ready to approve this, Andrew has some suggestions for the hook and it might be needed to take them into account. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:27, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
Ok, actually the area of origin of this apple is Modena, Italy, where there is a humid mediterranean climate (see: Modena#Climate), so there is not any "natural cold" in this area. Campanino apple lasts so long (120-180 days, instead of 60-90 days of "normal" average apples) because the flesh is very hard (they say "like the marble") and the harvesting is in middle october, while normal apples are harvested in september. Anyway, the hook can be changed as "...that Campanino apples can be easily preserved for six months after harvesting, since their flesh is hard like marble?" (or something like that). --Holapaco77 (talk) 21:03, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
Neither the Wikipedia article nor a google translation of the Italian source say the flesh is hard like marble, so I'm striking those variants. The Wikipedia article says "its white and clean pulp looks like marble", which is much more appealing than breaking one's teeth on something rock-like. The ALT1 hook is appealing, but as noted the original source is somewhat confusing. @Holapaco77, Andrew Davidson, and Narutolovehinata5: One option is to rename the hook ALT1a and support it with a more clearly stated source, see below. I've also added some more information to the article and suggested an ALT2. Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 19:10, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
  • ALT1a:...that Campanino apples (pictured) can be easily preserved for six months after harvesting, without any use of refrigeration? "The main feature that has made it successful since ancient times is the extraordinary preservability that allows, even without refrigeration, to consume fresh and fragrant fruit from the beginning of October, harvesting period, until April." Source: Google translate of Mela campanina di Modena, Tradizioni e sapori di Modena
  • ALT2:...that Campanino apples (pictured) or quinces are cooked with sugar and mustard to make a sweet-hot condiment, mostarda, that has been eaten since the Middle Ages? "The Campanina apples and quinces are the most suitable kinds of fruit used to make our traditional `mostarda` that is generally served with cheese and boiled meat. This product dates back to Medieval and Renaissance times ... The main ingredients are: Campanina apples or quinces, sugar and mustard." Source: Agriturismomantova
I have no objections to the article proceeding. ALT2 is a promising hook but, myself, I'd trim it down to the following. Andrew D. (talk) 12:37, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Okay, I think all issues have been addressed now, and I'm giving ALT2b the tick per being interesting (or at least educational) and being cited inline. Rest of the review per Andrew, this is good to go. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 08:41, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 14

Interstate 78 in New York

  • ... that a 156-foot (48 m) tunnel for the Lower Manhattan Expressway was built in New York City in the 1960s, but was never used? Source: NY Times 1969
    • ALT1:... that the entirety of the Interstate 78 in New York is located in the Holland Tunnel, once the world's longest underwater vehicular tunnel? Sources: NYSDOT for I-78 consisting entirely of the Holland Tunnel, and ASCE article about the tunnel for it being the world's longest underwater vehicular tunnel.

Improved to Good Article status by Epicgenius (talk) and Tdorante10 (talk). Nominated by Epicgenius (talk) at 00:35, 22 May 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg But second review and would like a second opinion.
  • Article length and age are fine. Nominated within 7 days of GA approval. No copyvio or plagiarism concerns came up. Reliable sources are used. First Hook is neural, cited and interesting.
  • I would like someone else to take a glance at this but it looks good to go! -- Sixflashphoto (talk) 20:06, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote ALT0, but the hook fact about never being used is not stated explicitly in the article. Yoninah (talk) 23:40, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
  • @Yoninah: The article stated the two parts of the hook in two different places. I have fixed that. epicgenius (talk) 01:32, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol voting keep.svg Thank you. Restoring tick for paywalled sources. Yoninah (talk) 10:15, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
  • A priori nothing wrong with this article, except someone has stuck a big merge tag on it since it was promoted, and since that could mean that it could disappear while on the main page, I'm not comfortable putting it there while the discussion is ongoing. Due apologies. Vanamonde (talk) 04:53, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg Putting a hold on this nomination while the merge discussion plays out. BlueMoonset (talk) 22:01, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
  • This has been on hold for almost two months now, and so far it appears that the merge discussion has died down. Can something be done about this nomination already? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 12:36, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 14

Felix Agnus

  • ... that Black Aggie, a statue formerly located at the grave of Felix Agnus, has been the subject of many urban legends? Source: Mills, Cynthia J. (Summer 2000). "Casting Shadows: The Adams Memorial and Its Doubles". American Art. Smithsonian American Art Museum. 14 (2): 2–25.

Improved to Good Article status by Eddie891 (talk). Nominated by Philroc (talk) at 13:27, 16 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Fivefold expansion, long enough, well-cited.
  • The hook is short enough, cited, hooky.
  • Good to go!Zigzig20s (talk) 03:05, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but I don't understand why you're not spotlighting the subject of your article, which will get no clicks with Black Aggie as the subject of the hook. This is a GA. Isn't there something to say about his life or accomplishments? Yoninah (talk) 21:49, 3 July 2018 (UTC)
@Yoninah: Thoughts? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 12:23, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Thank you for the new hooks, Eddie891. I think ALT2 has hook potential, though the article doesn't give any background about this march other than its name. ALT1 is rather run of the mill, and ALT3 would be interesting if I knew who Kilpatrick was. Yoninah (talk) 22:46, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 26

Biblical criticism

  • ... that white male Protestants dominated the field of biblical criticism for over 200 years, but globalization and multiple new perspectives of the late 20th century permanently changed that? Source: several
  • Reviewed: Winchell's kingfisher
  • Comment: The reviewer, Farang Rak Tham, did an excellent job shaping the article, deserves credit.

Improved to Good Article status by Jenhawk777 (talk) and Farang Rak Tham (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 12:15, 27 June 2018 (UTC).

  • I usually try to make a reviewer's life easier by proposing ony one. This one is what we (author and nominator) agreed upon. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:31, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
Honestly, I'm not really sure about this hook: biblical criticism is a very interesting field of study that I'm personally interested in: surely there are other things that can be said about it too, right? The reason I'm asking about the hook is because, while it's fine, there's plenty more that can be said on the subject. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:40, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
Yes, but DYK is not about saying plenty. - Just look at Druet: a great helper worded plenty (which was a good compromise after arguing since February), and while on the Main page, they reduced it to one a little quirky aspect (and I wasn't around, so noticed only afterwards, but you were around). DYK is to make curious, with something that is correct. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:48, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
Hi Narutolovehinata5! I was concerned about the whole "white guy" thing--but it is one of the many things about biblical criticism that most people don't realize--it started out among Protestants and stayed predominantly Protestant until recently. As far as I am concerned you can pick anything you'd like to say, but how about one of these for an alternate?
  • (alternate 1) ...biblical criticism has permanently altered understanding of the Bible?
  • (alternate 2) ...biblical criticism began as a historical discipline and has become a field of disciplines with often conflicting views? or
  • (alternate 3) ...biblical criticism began in Germany and has now spread throughout the world even into non-Christian religions?
Do you like any of these better? I am okay with whatever the rest of you agree on. Jenhawk777 (talk) 15:10, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5, Gerda Arendt, and Farang Rak Tham: Sorry--I realized after the fact I should have pinged you all. Jenhawk777 (talk) 16:20, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
@Jenhawk777: I actually feel that the original hook is on the right track, but the description doesn't really give the field justice. These days biblical criticism (and indeed Christianity studies as a whole) now has input from varying fields, such as the various Christian denominations, and even from scholars who are Jewish, Muslim, and even irreligious. Describing that simply as "globalization and multiple new perspectives of the late 20th century" seems too simple and not really that attention-grabbing. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 20:49, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
That was actually Gerda's first response--she wanted more as well. What she ended up with--what's here--was Gerda doing her best to summarize the summary in the lead and make it usable. What you refer to is in the article--in more than one place--and as a DYK hook would be representative of the article. The problem--as I explained to Gerda then and explain to you now--is that it is more information than there is any possibility of including in a DYK hook. This is the third paragraph from the lead which is a summary of information in the article remember.
  • By the late twentieth century, scholars of different ethnicities, women, and those from the Jewish and Catholic traditions became prominent voices writing biblical criticism from new perspectives. Literary criticism changed understanding of method, goals, and philosophy. Globalization and academic disciplines like Near Eastern studies were impacting biblical criticism as well. Anthropology and sociology became the foundation of socio-scientific criticism. Psychology began making contributions to biblical criticism in areas of interpretation, definitions, the field of memory, cognitive science, and more. Post-modernism developed its own form of biblical criticism. Feminism developed its own theology of liberation, and post-critical interpretation began to question the role and function of biblical criticism altogether. For over two hundred years, white Protestant males were the dominant voices under the large umbrella of historical biblical criticism. Their work permanently altered views of the Bible. By 1990, biblical criticism had irrevocably changed from a single historical discipline to a field of disciplines with often conflicting views.
That could easily become the longest hook of all time. :-) But if you can figure out a way to pick and choose in a way that satisfies what you would like to see included, we will all listen to any suggestions you might have for accomplishing your goal. Jenhawk777 (talk) 02:42, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Being an outsider and not Christian, but having read the Gospels once, I thought it was interesting to read that they may be based on an older source text called "Q":

ALT4: ... that many scholars of Biblical criticism argue the gospels partly originate from an older text called "Q"?
Just my two cents.--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 04:55, 13 July 2018 (UTC) Removed second instance of that.--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 07:55, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
While an interesting hook to non-Christians, that hook is slightly inaccurate: only Matthew and Luke are argued to have used the hypothetical Q source. Mark (which most scholars believe came first) did not (and was argued to have been used as an additional source for both Matthew and Luke, hence the so-called "two-source hypothesis"), while John is believed to not have used Q at all due to having a vastly different Christology. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 08:46, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
I knew that, but I thought that the word partly covered that ...--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 12:19, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: I am distressed that we are at a standstill. I actually like alternate suggestion number two, which is about the results of the kinds of changes you mention that there isn't space to list separately. If you don't like it, the only alternative I can see is to lengthen Gerda's original suggestion or exclude the first part of it:
  • (alternate 5)that white male Protestants dominated the field of biblical criticism for over 200 years, but by 1990, globalization, multiple new perspectives, and other academic fields of discipline changed that?
  • (alternate 6)that globalization, other academic disciplines, feminism, ethnicity, Catholicism and Judaism have developed multiple new perspectives in Biblical criticism?
I don't really like alternate 6, but I did like Gerda's original suggestion--even if I was mildly concerned about the whole "white guy" thing. If alternate 5 isn't too long, does it reflect your concerns?
An alternative (7) is a combination of these:
  • that white male Protestants dominated the field of biblical criticism for over 200 years, but by 1990, globalization, feminism, ethnic scholars, Catholicism, Judaism, and other academic fields of discipline changed that? Jenhawk777 (talk) 17:05, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt and Jenhawk777: I actually think that ALT6 (or at least a rephrasing of it) might be the best one moving forward, since I'm not really fond of the "but X changed that?" wording. It doesn't solely focus on white male Protestants but all perspectives as well, which would be appropriate for a field as varied as Biblical studies. ALT7 is obviously way too long. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:55, 22 July 2018 (UTC)
I agree with everything you said: #7 is too long. #6 will work, thank you so much for your flexibility in this! Take out the multiple maybe? "...globalization, other academic disciplines, feminism, ethnicity, Catholicism and Judaism have developed new perspectives in Biblical criticism?" What do you think? Jenhawk777 (talk) 15:51, 22 July 2018 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt and Jenhawk777: What about something like "... that globalization, feminism, ethnicity, historical studies, Catholicism, Judaism, and other academic disciplines have developed new perspectives in biblical criticism?" Are you two fine with such wording? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 23:27, 22 July 2018 (UTC)
I am if you are! It still seems awfully long to me, but if that's okay, then I'm okay with it. Thank you! Jenhawk777 (talk) 02:48, 23 July 2018 (UTC)
Noted. I'll just wait for a response from Gerda regarding this. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew
Don't wait for me ;) - Fine with me, - I tried not to interfere. Please strike all others, it's not easy to find for a prep builder. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:13, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Red XN - ?
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Red XN - I proposed a new hook so this needs a second review

Image eligibility:

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Formally proposing this as a hook: ALT8: ... that globalization, feminism, ethnicity, historical studies, Catholicism, Judaism, and other academic disciplines have developed new perspectives in biblical criticism? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:52, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

Looks good to me. But i'd put the religions first, and followed by the historical studies and other academic disciplines, which looks clearer to me.--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 15:11, 24 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Formally listing Farang Rak Tham's proposed alteration to the ALT1 hook as its own hook so it's clear to a new reviewer, since Narutolovehinata5 cannot review their own hook or this reordering of it:
  • ALT8a: ... that Catholicism, Judaism, globalization, feminism, ethnicity, historical studies, and other academic disciplines have developed new perspectives in biblical criticism?BlueMoonset (talk) 15:53, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
  • @BlueMoonset: I like ALT8a—it's short, snappy, interesting, and in the article—but could you please add a citation for it? Catrìona (talk) 14:45, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
Happy to oblige.
  • Fiorenza, Elisabeth Schüssler (2014). Feminist Biblical Studies in the Twentieth Century: Scholarship and Movement. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature. ISBN 978-1-58983-583-2. Page 1 is where the "untapped world" reference is but this discussion goes to page 4 as well.
  • Soulen, Richard N.; Soulen, R. Kendall (2001). "Biblical criticism". Handbook of Biblical Criticism (Third ed.). Lexington, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press. ISBN 978-0-664-22314-4. Page 22 under conclusion, but discussion of these ideas begins on page 19

There are several more, if you need more, on each individual area. I didn't want to overwhelm--these two support what is said. I do have a suggestion though, since biblical criticism was a historical pursuit, having "historical studies" in the list of things that changed it seems slightly off. I would suggest:

  • Alt 8b: ... that Catholicism, Judaism, globalization, feminism, ethnicity, and other academic disciplines have developed new perspectives in biblical criticism? This is what's supported by the sources. Thank you so much! Jenhawk777 (talk) 19:20, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
No, it's still "other academic disciplines" it's just that the addition is to the academic discipline of biblical criticism. Fields from outside biblical criticism such as psychology, anthropology, Near Eastern studies, etc. etc. were added to the field of biblical criticism changing it forever. Only I can't say forever in the article. You would fuss at me. Even if that's what the sources say. But other academic disciplines is still correct. :-) Jenhawk777 (talk) 21:32, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
We could say additional instead if it reads any differently for anyone else. Jenhawk777 (talk) 21:33, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
My mistake. You are completely right.--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 22:14, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
I am okay with alt 8b.--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 22:15, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Now that we've settled on ALT8b, new reviewer needed to approved the hook. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 19:23, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
@Jenhawk777, Farang Rak Tham, Gerda Arendt, Narutolovehinata5, and BlueMoonset: I have taken a look at this.
Great work on an important article – well done!
As to Alt 8b, i’m really sorry to say this but I don’t think it’s good enough. Not only is developing “new perspectives” ordinary course in any field of study, but the examples chosen feel cherry picked rather than following any comprehensive or otherwise logical list. Most importantly, having read the sources proposed, the text feels synthy.
Having read the sources I have another proposal:
  • Alt 9: ... that biblical criticism has lost some of its "superiority" as scholars have become more aware of their own biases?
    Source: Richard N. Soulen; R. Kendall Soulen (September 2002). Handbook of Biblical Criticism. James Clarke & Co. p. 22. ISBN 978-0-227-17037-3. As the 21st cent. begins, modem biblical criticism has lost some of the luster of inevitability and superiority that it once had. Biblical scholars are now more aware that the Bible can be interpreted rationally from a variety of perspectives. The goal of applying neutral criteria of judgment to the Bible has largely given way to the goal of becoming critically aware of the premises (methodological, philosophical, cultural, and theological) that the interpreter brings to the study of the text. In the new situation, biblical scholars are as likely to draw inspiration from precritical interpretation or from contemporary philosophical and social movements, not to mention from the church and synagogue, as from the inaugurating concerns of modern biblical criticism. 
To my mind this should draw interest in the article from a wider audience. It is covered in the article in the penultimate sentence of the last paragraph of “The twentieth century”.
Onceinawhile (talk) 16:04, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
Ok. I'm in. Jenhawk777 (talk) 09:02, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
Symbol voting keep.svg I really like ALT9. It's interesting to a broader audience than are previous suggestions. Catrìona (talk) 01:24, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 9

Minoo Mohraz

  • ... that Iranian doctor Minoo Mohraz is considered to be Iran's foremost medical expert on HIV/AIDS? Source: Mohraz is Iran's foremost AIDS specialist .
    • ALT1:... that Minoo Mohraz is considered to be Iran's foremost medical expert of HIV/AIDS?
      • ALT2:... that Minoo Mohraz's pragmatic approach towards HIV/AIDS led to her being labelled as Iran's foremost medical expert on the matter?
      • ALT3:... that because of Minoo Mohraz's ardent campaigning, she is considered to be Iran's foremost medical expert on HIV/AIDS?
        • ALT4:... that Minoo Mohraz has been described as Iran's foremost medical expert on HIV/AIDS?
          • ALT5:... that Minoo Mohraz is head of the Iranian Centre for HIV/AIDS and that she has been described as the country's foremost medical expert on the matter?

Created by Droodkin (talk). Self-nominated at 19:28, 13 July 2018 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Interesting, on good sources, offline sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. In the hooks (and I prefer ALT1), can you show that it the physician is female, perhaps by using a pronoun? - Suggestions for the article:
  • Use physician, not doctor, consistently.
  • Make the sentence about saying "condome" active voice. - It's not clear that she said it.
  • Add a bit ;) - The rather long lead is a duplication of information, and without it, it would be too short. - Anything about her as a person? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:26, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Hello, thank you for your feedback! I've adjusted the article, fixed the doctor and condom issues, and mildly expanded the article. I've also placed two new hooks for consideration. I am personally okay with either hooks. Droodkin (talk) 17:26, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
Symbol voting keep.svg Thank you, - I go for ALT2 because ALT3 suggests a bit that it's only her campaigning, not her qualification ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:13, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg ALT2 isn't accurate as it conflates two different facts, (a) that she was described as Iran's leading expert on HIV, and (b) that her pragmatic approach led to her becoming "one of the most visible faces of HIV and AIDS campaigns", to quote the source. They are not the same thing. A better and more accurate hook ought to be found than the current proposed alternatives IMO. Gatoclass (talk) 09:48, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
Thank you very much for bringing this up, this is a lil embarassing. I have adjusted accordingly and written up ALT4. I'd rather ALT4 be accepted hook. Droodkin (talk) 12:32, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
Symbol voting keep.svg ALT4, but if a word smith can get in that she is a woman, even better, - for a Persian name, we don't know that. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:06, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
Hello, I've tried my best and written up ALT5. If it still is not good enough, I am in favour of ALT4 being passed despite the lack of she pronouns. Thank you! Droodkin (talk) 14:02, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for trying, but I think ALT4 is more elegant, striking ALT5. - For the next nomination: please don't change hooks substantially above an approval tick, place ALTs below, because they need a different approval. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:45, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but the main source for her running a clinic and being considered the foremost medical expert on AIDS is eleven years old. She is 72 years old. Do you have any updated information on her? Yoninah (talk) 23:09, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
  • I don't have any more news sources, however I think ALT4 is still accurate since grammatically it covers statements made in the past.Droodkin (talk) 18:32, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
  • @Droodkin: but you would have to qualify it:
  • ALT4a: ... that in 2007, Minoo Mohraz was described as Iran's foremost medical expert on HIV/AIDS?
  • I agree with Gerda that it would be better to mention that she's female. Yoninah (talk) 21:14, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 11

Paper car wheel

Allen Paper Car Wheel Company
Allen Paper Car Wheel Company
  • ... that paper car wheels provided a quiet and smooth ride in Pullman dining and sleeping cars? Source: Ken Cupery: "paper wheels were not immediately accepted, but eventually became standard equipment on Pullman cars ... to provide a quieter and smoother ride than conventional cast iron wheels."
    • ALT1:... that the use of paper car wheels resulted in a quiet and smooth ride in Pullman dining and sleeping cars?
    • ALT2:... that paper car wheels brought quiet elegance to Pullman dining and sleeping cars? Source: John H. Lienhard: "Allen's paper wheel was just the thing to bring quiet elegance to Pullman's dining and sleeping cars."

Created by NearEMPTiness (talk). Self-nominated at 08:33, 12 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough (created by NearEMPTiness on 11 July 2018), long enough (3,310 characters "readable prose size"), fully referenced. Main hooks and ALT1 both fine, supported by online references. ALT2 stricken; although supported by the source, it does not appear in the article. QPQ done. Image on Commons with an appropriate licence. Good to go. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 20:23, 20 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but there is close paraphrasing in one of the sources:
  • Source: Three disks were glued together with flour paste and the triple sheets were piled together into a stack three to four feet tall. These were compressed by a 650 ton hydraulic press and then dried. The process was repeated, this time gluing three sets of the three-layer sandwiches together.
  • Article: three disks were glued together with flour paste and the triple sheets were piled together into a stack three to four feet tall. These were compressed by a 650-ton hydraulic press for 3 hours and then dried. The process was repeated, this time gluing three sets of the three-layer sandwiches together.
  • Also, the article is an orphan. Please link it in another Wikipedia article to avoid an orphan tag. Yoninah (talk) 23:04, 1 August 2018 (UTC)
@Yoninah: Thank you for your vigilance and motivation. I have copy edited the paragraph and added links into two other articles:
  • Revised Article: Ordinary flour based glue was used to bond 200 circular paper sheets each into sandwiches. First of all, three disks were bonded to eachother with this glue. These were stacked to form an up to 4 feet tall pile. This was then pressed using a 650-ton hydraulic press for 3 hours and subsequently dried. The process was repeated by bonding three sets of the three-layer sandwiches to eachother and so on.
  • @NearEMPTiness: thank you. I did even more copyediting to move away from the source. It is unclear to me what drying the "centers" means; perhaps in this and subsequent sentences, the word "centers" should be replaced with "circular stacks"? Since you only have one source for this, the process needs to be understood clearly in order to write about it. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 23:26, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
@Yoninah: Thanks. I now changed it to: "The circular compound disks were dried ... ensuring the evaporation of all moisture ... the compound disks were turned."

Hull and East Riding Museum

Part of Petuaria "Romans go home""
Part of Petuaria "Romans go home""

Created by Chemical Engineer (talk). Self-nominated at 18:54, 16 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The image is appropriately licensed and the hook facts are cited inline (giving an AGF tick because the source was temporarily unavailable). The article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:37, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, and tagged the lead for saying nothing about the subject's notability. Also, the hook is rather bland. Even to say what the graffiti says ("Romans go home") would make it more interesting. Yoninah (talk) 19:14, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
ALT1 ... that the Hull and East Riding Museum includes "Romans Go Home" in Latin in a reconstruction of a Roman settlement in Britain?

would be OK by me.Chemical Engineer (talk) 20:29, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

  • OK, but I would phrase it like this:
  • ALT2: ... that the Hull and East Riding Museum's reconstruction of a Roman settlement in Britain includes the Latin grafitti Romani ite domum ("Romans go home") on the wall of a building?
  • Per DYK rules, the hook fact has to appear in the article with an inline cite. There is a cite, but I don't see this fact mentioned in the source provided. Please also expand the lead. Yoninah (talk) 21:01, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
  • The words are there on the wall in the picture given. If this does not suffice, sorry. Chemical Engineer (talk) 21:08, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
  • @Chemical Engineer: I'm sorry, the fact is not mentioned in the source, nor is the image displayed in the source. Calling it a "humorous feature" is OR. I removed the citation. Would you like to suggest a different, sourced, hook fact? Yoninah (talk) 21:15, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
  • I have added the following reference to the article: "Hull Museums – More Tram Logos". creativegeekery.wordpress.com. 25 July 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2018.  Chemical Engineer (talk) 15:02, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
  • I added some book sources on the talk page which you may use to cull more description for a different hook. Yoninah (talk) 18:32, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────ALT3 ... ... that the Hull and East Riding Museum displays Roman mosaics from the area in reconstructions of actual rooms including a bathhouse with a bather.Source Hull in 50 Buildings (includes picture of bathhouse: another photo of the same scene in the article.

Roman bath house
  • Thank you, Chemical Engineer, for incorporating those book sources in your article. I'm not sure why you didn't include the URLs or page numbers for these sources; it makes it easier for the reader (and DYK reviewer) to verify facts. I went ahead and formatted them for you. The ALT3 hook is in the right direction, but is a little wordy. What do you think of shortening it, like:
  • ALT4: ... that a reconstruction of a Roman bath house at the Hull and East Riding Museum includes an original mosaic and a life-sized bather? Yoninah (talk) 09:55, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Unfortunately, the image is too dark at thumbnail size. Yoninah (talk) 10:03, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 19

SS Yarmouth

Yarmouth owned and manned by colored men
Yarmouth owned and manned by colored men

Created by Broichmore (talk). Self-nominated at 11:52, 21 July 2018 (UTC).

General eligiblity:

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY - Offline/paywalled citation accepted in good faith
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Green tickY
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol voting keep.svg I'm sorry, but it looks like this article was started at the beginning of June. It hasn't been expanded in the past 7 days five-fold, nor was it created in the past 7 days. Additionally, it doesn't seem the hook actually appears anywhere in the article itself. There's no reference to Titanic anywhere in the article. The hook also needs to include a link to the article itself. Presently it doesn't. While those things could be addressed, the timing and length of the article cannot. Unfortunately I'm going to have to fail this DKY. I had something similar happen to me last month with Tegetthoff-class battleship. I'm sorry Broichmore, but keep in mind that you can always resubmit this article for a DKY if you bring it up to GA-status! --White Shadows Let’s Talk 03:46, 26 July 2018 (UTC)

  • Im so sorry I missed it was transferred from a draft! With that in mind, this DYK appears to be good to go baring the hook problem I mentioned above.-White Shadows Let’s Talk 14:30, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
  • I've fixed the problems. Must say, I wasn't aware till now that when a draft is moved to main space the prior entries lose their draft prefix label. Thanks. Broichmore (talk) 11:37, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but I feel the hook is leading me away from the target article toward more and more interesting articles. Don't you have something to say about the ferry itself? Yoninah (talk) 00:21, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

I see your point. What to do? Take out the links?

  • ALT3: ... that the SS Yarmouth a ferry from Nova Scotia was the flagship of the Black Star Line, a jab at the White Star Line of Titanic fame?

Or a complete rewrite.

  • ALT4: ... that the SS Yarmouth (linked) was owned and manned by colored men? - Broichmore (talk) 10:51, 3 August 2018 (UTC)
"Colored men" doesn't sound appropriate to me. "African Americans", perhaps? Gatoclass (talk) 13:52, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
That photo and its caption was created by an Afro American, I don't agree that we should be re-write history or ignore it for PC reasons. As it happens the whole article was built round this image. I don't see anything wrong with ALT 4; it's ambivalent as it is, the project has never allowed PC sentiment to guide it before...-- Broichmore (talk) 15:24, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
  • @Broichmore: I gave the article a copyedit. I added two "clarification needed" notes, one in the first paragraph under "The Black Star Line", where it is not clear why two purchase dates are given; the other under "The Mail Fraud case", where it is not clear at all what you're talking about. If you want to mention this, please add a sentence or two to explain what it is. I didn't tag the lead, but the lead does not summarize the main points of the article and should be expanded before this appears on the main page.
  • Regarding the hooks, it's not going to help to take out the links, because someone else will put them back in. The ownership by African Americans doesn't seem hooky on its own. Perhaps you could work something around the purchase price falling? Or:
All-black crew of the Yarmouth
All-black crew of the Yarmouth
  • ALT5: ... that on arriving in Cuba in 1920, the SS Yarmouth (crew pictured), flagship of Marcus Garvey's Black Star Line, was hailed as the "Ark of the Covenant of the colored people and a bright harbinger of better days"?
  • One more thing. The image supplied with this nomination is a little busy with the picture at the top and the wording at the bottom. I suggest this image, though someone needs to crop out the caption at the bottom. Yoninah (talk) 22:23, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. I'll get on with the improvements.-- Broichmore (talk) 15:24, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
I've made all the changes as recommended, hopefully the article is acceptable to you now? Broichmore (talk) 18:45, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 20

Ian Aird

  • ... that British surgeon Ian Aird performed major chest surgery on a wounded German officer in a tent behind enemy lines after his unit was captured by a German Panzer column during the Second World War in the North African desert? Source:McLeave, Hugh (1964). A time to heal; the life of Ian Aird, the surgeon. London: Heinemann. pp. 96–105.

Created/expanded by Iainmacintyre (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Self-nominated at 09:59, 20 July 2018 (UTC).


QPQ: Red XN - not yet
Overall: Catrìona (talk) 14:32, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

@Catrìona: This article was moved from userspace on 20 July and so does qualify on newness. Philafrenzy (talk) 18:50, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
I'm sorry—must have missed that. May I suggest the more concise hook as follows? Catrìona (talk) 19:08, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
  • ALT1 ... that Ian Aird performed chest surgery on a wounded German officer after the British surgeon had been captured by a German Panzer column during the North African Campaign?
  • Symbol voting keep.svg Although nominated as an expansion, this article seems to have been moved out of a sandbox on 20 July. It is new enough and also plenty long enough. The hook facts are cited in a paragraph about the event, the article is neutral, and I detected no copyright issues. The original hook was too long but I am approving ALT1. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:26, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol voting keep.svg Thank you. This nomination is good to go. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 17:08, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 21

Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden

  • ... that the footpath around Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden is called the "Master's Walk"?
  • The ref is a picture of the information board at the garden, i took it myself, it isn't good enough quality for the article but sufficient for referencing i presume thumb|right|200px
    • I cropped the pic and put it into the article. Szzuk (talk) 09:25, 25 July 2018 (UTC)
  • This ref says The history of the Walled Garden almost certainly began well before 1830, when small-scale marl extraction created the ponds which later became a major feature of the Garden. Marl pits are shown on the 1829 Grappenhall Tithe Map in approximately the same places as they are found in the Walled Garden.

Created/expanded by Szzuk (talk). Self-nominated at 05:28, 21 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg size and age ok, written neutrally. ALT1 is best hook (I'd ditch the other two). referenced and faithful to source. no copyvio. good to go Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:08, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, and did some editing to remove close paraphrasing and align the information with the source. A few of the refs are bald URLs; could you format them please? Besides primary refs and travel guides, do you have any independent book or magazine or newspaper sources for this subject? Yoninah (talk) 20:59, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
Hi, I'd say refs 2, 8, 10 and 11 are independent of the subject and not travel guides, ref 10 is a newspaper talking about tripadvisor but not actually a tripadvisor link. I had trouble with the formatting of ref 4, it is a picture I took, I think that is the bare URL? I struggled to format that. Szzuk (talk) 21:15, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
There are more refs on the web that I didn't use for example [1][2][3] Szzuk (talk) 21:26, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  • @Szzuk: I formatted the refs for you. Aside from the Warrington Guardian, you have a press release and a lot of webpages from the garden itself. If you could add book or magazine sources, it would be appreciated. Yoninah (talk) 21:53, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
Hi, the first ref is from Cheshire Life, which is a paper print magazine, see here [4] Szzuk (talk) 21:59, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
I added a ref from Cheshire Life to the article. Szzuk (talk) 22:08, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 23

Aap Kaa Hak

  • ... that Aap Kaa Hak was a British television series offering advice to South Asian migrants in the United Kingdom?

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 08:04, 25 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 17:47, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but the hook makes it sound like the program was in English. I think it would be more interesting to say which language it was in, or even who the program hosts were. Yoninah (talk) 00:00, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for reviewing hook @Yoninah: and article Cwmhiraeth. I'm thinking, but maybe @Philafrenzy: has better hook.
  • Alt1... that British TV series Aap Kaa Hak was broadcast in Hindi and Urdu by Indian Shiv Pande and Pakistani Mukhtar Hussain?
  • Alt2... that British TV series Aap Kaa Hak answered health, social and legal issues in Hindi and Urdu? Whispyhistory (talk) 06:59, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Alt3... that Aap Kaa Hak (This is Your Right) was a British television series broadcast in Hindi and Urdu and hosted by an Indian-born doctor and a Pakistan-born lawyer? Philafrenzy (talk)
  • ALT4: ... that an Indian-born physician and a Pakistan-born lawyer answered South Asian immigrants' questions on the British television series Aap Kaa Hak?
  • ALT5: ... that presenters on the British television series Aap Kaa Hak answered immigrants' questions in Hindi and Urdu? Yoninah (talk) 22:14, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Juxlos (talk) 12:59, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

Loss (comic)

  • ... that New York Magazine's Brian Feldman declared the webcomic "Loss" as "the Internet's Longest-Running Miscarriage 'Joke'"? New York Magazine
    • ALT1:... that on its tenth anniversary, the webcomic "Loss" was replaced by an edited version titled Found? Gizmodo

Created by GamerPro64 (talk). Self-nominated at 05:00, 23 July 2018 (UTC).

  • I will review the article. Szzuk (talk) 20:48, 23 July 2018 (UTC)
    • This is a high quality article. The article was created today. Article length 4996 characters. The refs in this article are good quality and there is no concern about notability or WP:V, this article is within policy, no copyvios, interesting and verified. My only issue is with the hook, it is verified but I'm obviously reluctant to promote a joke about miscarriage - as coverage mentioned demonstrates. I will look at this again tomorrow. Szzuk (talk) 21:24, 23 July 2018 (UTC)
      • I think the only issue is the hook, miscarriage isn't a banned subject but neither hooks do the article justice. Could you suggest more alts. Szzuk (talk) 13:31, 24 July 2018 (UTC)
        • I can think of another, though the subject of miscarriage is, in my opinion, synonymous with the comic. How about this one:
    • ALT2:... that Penny Arcade co-creator Jerry Holkins described Ctrl+Alt+Del's Tim Buckley as the "Antichrist" for creating "Loss"? Joystiq GamerPro64 15:28, 24 July 2018 (UTC)
      • This alt is fine, I've checked the ref is good and I'm happy for this to be promoted. Szzuk (talk) 10:30 am, Today (UTC−7)
        • Szzuk, please add an icon (listed above when you're editing) to indicate that it's ready for promotion. Then a bot will add it to the approved page, and someone will eventually come along and promote it. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 18:15, 24 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg This would be significantly funnier if submitted for Wikipedia:April Fool's Main Page/Did You Know with the hook
    • ALT3:... that this is "Loss"?
      • hahnchen 15:22, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
        • I would be fine making it an April Fools Day DYK. GamerPro64 16:03, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
          • There should be a picture - an ultra-stylized abstraction. DS (talk) 00:55, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg The April Fools hook idea leaves me lost. Can we run with the first hook now? Yoninah (talk) 20:28, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
Well the April Fools hook is part of the reference. In the article it mentions the phrase "Is This Loss?" But if that is too vague and whatnot I will be fine with it being posted with the other hook. GamerPro64 22:23, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
It's fine with an April Fools hook being vague. Wikipedia once just had a question mark as the entire hook - Wikipedia:Recent_additions/2012/April#2_April_2012. I agree with DS that it would work better with a picture. - hahnchen 10:40, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
As nominator you're entitled to request a specific date, to move this forward it would be helpful if you formally requested April 1 or declined. Szzuk (talk) 13:46, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
All right. I would like to request to move this to April Fools Day. GamerPro64 15:47, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
I've struck ALT0 to ALT2. So we're now looking at ALT3 for April Fools Day. Picture anyone? Szzuk (talk) 16:06, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
April Fools' Day hooks must follow all DYK rules, with a few specific exceptions. (There was a one-time exemption for the unique question mark hook.) A hook must present a verifiable fact. ALT3 doesn't, and is not acceptable. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 17:58, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
I've struck ALT3 so we need ALT4... can any of the earlier ALTs be rejigged? Szzuk (talk) 18:11, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
Maybe a picture would help, so say Juxlos (talk) 13:00, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
Loss

ALT4: ... that this (pictured) is "Loss"?

  • ALT4 doesn't sound April Foolsy or hooky to me. Yoninah (talk) 13:08, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Would it be possible to drop "that" from the DYK and just say "Is This Loss?" while showing the image? Basically the April Fooling would work best for the people who get the reference, as is usually the case when people familiar with it notice the pattern. GamerPro64 16:12, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 24

Pseudocalanus newmani

  • ... that although the copepod Pseudocalanus newmani prefers to eat centric diatoms, the aldehydes produced by the diatom genus Thalassiosira are toxic to the young? Source: "Hatching success fell below 50% during three consecutive weeks in 2003, which suggests that the toxic effect persists for a period of time and/or that toxins build up in the females tissues and have a cumulative effect over time.", "Pseudocalanus is mainly herbivorous and a preference for centric diatoms, e.g., of the genus Thalassiosira, has repeatedly been reported.", and "The causative agents of the negative effects have been identified as a class of aldehydes". – [5]; full text can be found if you search the name of the paper on google scholar
  • ALT1 ... that the copepod Pseudocalanus newmani prefers to feed on centric diatoms even though the diatom genus Thalassiosira is toxic to its young?

Created by RileyBugz (talk). Self-nominated at 01:32, 29 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. I have added ALT1. A QPQ has been done. It would be nice to have more wikilinks in the article as there are a lot of technical terms. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 17:47, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Without reading the article, the hook is also too technical and not at all hooky for a "broad audience". Yoninah (talk) 20:27, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
I'd really like to see this article on the mainpage, because of how interesting this species is. And if this is too technical, then I would like an explanation. This is because terms such as genus are basic biology terms that anybody who went to secondary school (in the US, at the very least) should know. Also, the terms like "copepod" or "centric diatoms" are just words used to give context to people who need it; you could just say "of the copepod P. newmani includes the genus", but it wouldn't be totally accurate to the source. RileyBugz私に叫ぼう私の編集 20:49, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Certainly I'm not referring to "simple" words like "genus". I'm referring to the technical terms, which are all linked but are also all non-comprehensible to an average reader like me. Perhaps it would help to remove one of them, like:
  • ALT3: ... that the preferred food of the copepod Pseudocalanus newmani includes the genus Thalassiosira, which is toxic to its young? Yoninah (talk) 22:59, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

Aṅgulimāla

Aṅgulimāla chases the Buddha
Aṅgulimāla chases the Buddha
  • ... that in an ancient Buddhist story, the brigand and serial killer Aṅgulimāla becomes a peaceful monk after meeting the Buddha? Source: "The Buddha was walking through the forest where Aṅgulimāla waylaid his victims, so he tried to attack him, but although he ran as fast as he could and the Buddha seemed to walk at normal speed, he could not catch up with him. At this miracle, Aṅgulimāla spoke to the Buddha, and after a brief dialogue in verse declared himself converted."(Gombrich 1996, p.135); Source: "From the perspective of the discourse as a whole, this more detailed treatment seems quite to the point, since the words spoken by the Buddha at this moment convert Aṅgulimāla from a brigand ready to kill a monk into a repentant desiring to become a monk himself." (Analayo 2008, pp.142–3)
    • ALT1:... that the peace activist Satish Kumar adapted the ancient Buddhist story of Aṅgulimāla to address the Global War on Terror? Source: "Perhaps the most intriguing of all recent versions of the story is the short book by peace activist Satish Kumar, The Buddha and the Terrorist, in which the author retells Aṅgulimāla’s story in order to address the Global War on Terror."(Thompson 2015, p.168)
    • ALT2:... that in the midst of being chased by the brigand and serial killer Aṅgulimāla, the Buddha states "I am standing still, you are not standing still" (scene pictured)? Source: "The brigand is perplexed as to why he cannot catch his quarry since the Buddha appears to be travelling merely at the customary pace of a monk. In his frustration, Angulimala commands the Buddha to stand still and explain what is happening. The Buddha then speaks these words: 'I, Angulimala, am standing still (ṭhita), having for all beings laid aside the rod (daṇḍa); but you are unrestrained (asaññato) regarding creatures; therefore, I am standing still, you are not standing still'." (Wiltshire 1984, p. 91)

Improved to Good Article status by Farang Rak Tham (talk) and Spasemunki (talk). Nominated by Farang Rak Tham (talk) at 22:11, 24 July 2018 (UTC).

Symbol voting keep.svg Interesting detailed article, on excellent sources, restricted sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. The image is licensed and a good illustration. I like ALT2 best, food for thought. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:33, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, Gerda Arendt. Much appreciated. Sert - happy smile.svg--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 22:40, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
Gerda Arendt, please note that the sources are accessible, so no need to take anything on good faith (although I thank you for that).--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 22:42, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
I can't see the JSTOR sources, or how would I? - I love good faith ;)
You can follow the links above. E.g., click on "Wiltshire 1984, p. 91".-Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 12:37, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
Btw, the Buswell Lopez source is not used, - intentionally? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:55, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
It is redundant, since I had already cited this source fully in the references. I have removed the instance in the bibliography section now. Thanks for the catch.--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 12:37, 28 July 2018 (UTC)Pinging.--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 12:38, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
Gerda Arendt, would you mind passing the hooks without the good faith part (using the {{subst:DYKtick}} template)? The sources have been linked above, you only need to to search for the quotes given. Thanks.--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 07:29, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
The hooks are approved and ready to be promoted. I have no time to look again ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:32, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
This hook is in the queue "Approved" if you don't believe me ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:58, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
  • @Farang Rak Tham: There is no shame in getting a gray tick versus a green tick; both mean "approved". Please be aware that besides paywalled sites, some websites are not visible in some countries. The reviewer does the best s/he can. Yoninah (talk) 23:28, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Thanks, Yoninah. I wasn't criticizing Gerda Arendt—just wanted to make sure we weren't forgetting anything. Face-smile.svg I already thanked Gerda for her response.--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 07:21, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 26

Austro-Italian ironclad arms race

The Battle of Lissa on 20 July, 1866 by Alexander Kircher.
The Battle of Lissa on 20 July, 1866 by Alexander Kircher.
  • ... that the Austro-Italian ironclad arms race led to the Battle of Lissa (pictured), the first naval engagement between multiple armored warships in history? Source: (Sondhaus 1989 p. 258 "The Battle of Lissa attracted a great deal of attention from Tegetthoff's contemporaries. As the first action ever fought between fleets of ironclad warships, it has been given its due by naval historians ever since.")
    • ALT1:... that the head of the Austrian Navy during the Austro-Italian ironclad arms race was the future Emperor of Mexico? Source: (Sondhaus 1989 p. 181 "He [Ferdiand Max] was the most gifted leader the navy had ever had, or ever would have. p. 209 "Ferdinand Max...personally ordered two armored screw frigates to be built in Trieste. THe pair of ironclads were a driect response to the two armored corvettes Cavour had ordered in Toulon.")
  • Reviewed: SS Yarmouth
  • Comment: This was a long article in the making! I've been working on it over at my sandbox page since the end of May. I've finally got it where I want it to be though and just moved it over to the main space. Please note that I can provide other hooks or citations for them as necessary. The ironclad arms race between Italy and Austria-Hungary a very long and complex topic that took place over some 20 years. NOTE: Second hook could be a good April 1 DKY.--White Shadows Let’s Talk 03:57, 26 July 2018 (UTC)

Moved to mainspace by White Shadows (talk). Self-nominated at 03:57, 26 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg The article is long enough (by several nautical miles), both hooks are interesting and cited (AGF on offline sources). The article is within policy (no copyright issues, cited inline, neutral) and new (was moved from userspace sandbox recently). QPQ is done. My only concern is about the image. Based on the artist's death date, it's certainly in the public domain in Germany. I'm less certain about public domain in the U.S. because there is no creation and/or publication date for the work (and so there are associated URAA issues). It would also be helpful if you could clarify if the image was only intended for the first hook by including a "(pictured)" note or if it is intended for both. In either case, by looking at associated articles, I think there are probably some other nice paintings of the battle. IronGargoyle (talk) 13:30, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Thank you for the review! The image is just for the first hook only. I can assure you it is in the PD in the US, otherwise it wouldn't be on Commons. Furthermore, the author died well over 75 years ago.--White Shadows Let’s Talk 01:06, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Just because it's on Commons doesn't mean it's in the public domain. A fair amount of stuff on Commons falls through the cracks. I do think this painting is most likely in the public domain in the U.S. (if for no other reason than it makes sense that the painting was created contemporaneously with the battle). I just want to caution you that there are likely admins who take a stricter view of the precautionary principle than I do and would potentially remove this article and its image from the lead slot if that is where it ends up. An image like File:Soerensen Seeschlacht bei Lissa 1866 Rammstoss.jpg would seem to avoid this problem, however (since we have a creation date in the 1800s). IronGargoyle (talk) 20:23, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • But common-sense dictates it has to be PD in the US because the author died over 75 years ago. I don't see how it would be copyrighted in that case. US law generally states that a work is copyrighted for the 70 years after the life of the author.--White Shadows Let’s Talk 21:01, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Common sense and copyright law don't go well together. It gets complicated when works are first published outside of the United States (see chart here). That being said, I think I've found a German source which puts the date of the work to 1918 [6], so this is good to go. Symbol confirmed.svg IronGargoyle (talk) 23:17, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 27

Westbourne Terrace

  • ... that Westbourne Terrace was one of 19 different "Westbourne" streets that appeared in the London Postal Guide in the nineteenth century?
5 x expansion from 27 July.

Created by Philafrenzy (talk), Whispyhistory (talk), and Edwardx (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 21:39, 28 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg This article is a five-fold expansion and is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral, and I detected no copyright issues. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:22, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 28

William Preucil

  • ... that the violinist William Preucil has served as concertmaster of four major American orchestras: Atlanta Symphony, Utah Symphony, Nashville Symphony, and Cleveland? Source: clevelandorchestra.com biography
    • ALT1:... that the violinist William Preucil, concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra since 1995, has been suspended from the orchestra with pay since July 27, 2018 due to sexual misconduct allegations stemming from as early as 1998? Source: Washington Post, NYT, etc.
    • ALT2:... that allegations of sexual misconduct by the violinist William Preucil, longtime concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra, were reported in The Washington Post in an article detailing sexual misconduct in the classical music business? (Source: Washington Post)

Created by Zingarese (talk). Self-nominated at 20:08, 28 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg This article is new enough and long enough. I have struck ALT1 and ALT2 because of BLP issues, we don't run DYKs about allegations of misbehaviour, only including such facts after conviction. The hook facts in the original hook are cited inline and it is approved. I think the first paragraph of the "Sexual misconduct allegations" should be removed for BLP reasons. The reference at the end seems to be on Facebook but does not work for me. Wikipedia does not report allegations, where the alleged perpetrator has no right of reply, only facts. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:38, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
In other respects, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:47, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
@Cwmhiraeth: Thank you for your comments; I understand completely. The first paragraph’s reference is actually the Washington Post article and not facebook; the author names are links to their Facebook profiles instead of their names which I will fix when I get the chance. I will remove the first paragraph and replace it without any details of the allegations, understanding completely that Wikipedia does not describe them —Zingarese talk · contribs 15:45, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
@Cwmhiraeth: Better now?—Zingarese talk · contribs 16:36, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Excellent. This nomination is now good to go with the original hook. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 17:35, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

Exocoetus volitans

Illustration by Marcus Elieser Bloch
Illustration by Marcus Elieser Bloch
  • ... that while attempting to escape from underwater predators, the tropical two-wing flyingfish (pictured) may find other hazards above the waves? Source: "It is consumed by a large variety of predatory fishes, such as dolphinfishes, tunas, snake mackerel, and the rainbow runner." and "... become the pray of gulls, of cormorants and of other aquatic birds that hover over the surface of the water".

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 06:20, 3 August 2018 (UTC).

  • reviewing. New enough, copyvio<4%. Will complete soon. Whispyhistory (talk) 11:16, 3 August 2018 (UTC)
  • General eligiblity:

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Green tickY
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg I can't believe it's real. I know someone who will be pleased to see the image. A lovely article and the sources are an interesting read too, particularly the 1758 book. Whispyhistory (talk) 18:28, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

Gordon W. McKay

Source: A Bend Bulletin article dated 29 July 1950 says: "In February 1943, he (McKay) went into the navy and served in the Pacific with the Seabees as chief warrant officer until February 1946. He received training in amphibious landings."

Created by Orygun (talk). Self-nominated at 00:57, 29 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg All criteria seem to be met: new enough and long enough, well-referenced and neutral article, no evidence of copyvios or plagiarism, hook is short enough, is in the article, and is cited. Since the hook is verifiable in the source AFAICT (though I can't read it very well since I don't have a subscription), I think this is ready for promotion. IntoThinAir (formerly Everymorning) talk 20:53, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg @Orygun: The current hook isn't very interesting. I'd recommend replacing it with something else; perhaps mention that he was Bend's Senior Citizen of the Year? I mean, I didn't even know that there were senior citizens of the year! RileyBugz私に叫ぼう私の編集 00:35, 3 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Here is the alternate DYK hook you suggested, but I like the original hook better.
ALT1 … that in 1960, Gordon W. McKay was honored as Bend, Oregon's Senior Citizen of the Year?
Source: A Bend Bulletin article dated 4 March 1964 says: "He (McKay) was selected as Bend’s senior citizen of the year in 1960..."
Here is alternate based on the original hook that mentions his engagement in the Battle of Tawara. I think this is more interesting than the original version or the senior citizen of the year hook.
ALT2 … that during World War II, Gordon W. McKay was a Warrant Officer in the Seabees who participated in the Battle of Tarawa?
Source: Headline in an article published in the Bend Bulletin] on 14 December 1943 says: "Bend Seabee on Tarawa Island … Gordon McKay describes horror of atoll where Marines fought bloodiest battle in history" The article describe McKay’s experience in the battle of Tarawa. Text includes: "McKay, a warrant officer in the Seabees, …"
Bottomline … I am fine with any of these three hooks, but I think ALT2 is the best.--Orygun (talk) 00:04, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
Symbol voting keep.svg I very strongly prefer ALT1, as the two other hooks are essentially saying "this guy did this thing in the military", which frankly isn't all that interesting. The reason I like ALT1 is because it is interesting; who knew that there was a Bend senior citizen of the year? Also, I've edited ALT1 a bit for grammar/style stuff. RileyBugz私に叫ぼう私の編集 05:29, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 29

Panagrolaimus detritophagus, Plectus parvus

  • ... that the tiny worms Panagrolaimus detritophagus and Plectus parvus were revived after more than 30 thousand years frozen in permafrost? Source: "The viable soil nematodes Panagrolaimus aff. detritophagus (Rhabditida) and Plectus aff. parvus (Plectida) were isolated from the samples of Pleistocene permafrost deposits of the Kolyma River Lowland. The duration of natural cryopreservation of the nematodes corresponds to the age of the deposits, 30 000–40 000 years." [7]
    • ALT1:... that the tiny nematodes Panagrolaimus detritophagus and Plectus parvus were revived after more than 30 thousand years frozen in permafrost? Source: "The viable soil nematodes Panagrolaimus aff. detritophagus (Rhabditida) and Plectus aff. parvus (Plectida) were isolated from the samples of Pleistocene permafrost deposits of the Kolyma River Lowland. The duration of natural cryopreservation of the nematodes corresponds to the age of the deposits, 30 000–40 000 years." [8]
    • ALT2:... that the tiny nematode worm Panagrolaimus detritophagus was revived after more than 30 thousand years frozen in permafrost? Source: "The viable soil nematodes Panagrolaimus aff. detritophagus (Rhabditida) and Plectus aff. parvus (Plectida) were isolated from the samples of Pleistocene permafrost deposits of the Kolyma River Lowland. The duration of natural cryopreservation of the nematodes corresponds to the age of the deposits, 30 000–40 000 years." [9]
  • Comment: I currently have 2 DYK credits so QPQ not required

Created by HighFlyingFish (talk). Self-nominated at 02:03, 30 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg These two articles are new enough and Panagrolaimus detritophagus is long enough, but the other article is too short, having a page size of 975 B when 1500 B is required. This means you have two options, either to expand the second article with original prose (not text copied from the other article) to at least 1500 B, or abandon the second article and make this a single article hook. The other DYK criteria of neutrality and freedom from copyright concerns are met. It is best to put the citation, such as ref 4 in Plectus parvus, at the end of the paragraph. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:38, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

Symbol redirect vote 4.svg So I've been really busy as of late, so I'm taking the cowards way out, and I'm going to make it a single-article hook. See ALT2 for my idea in that regard. --HighFlyingFish (talk)

  • Symbol confirmed.svg It seemed a pity to disallow the second article so I have added some more information to it and it is now long enough and I have struck ALT2. Either of the hooks covering both articles can be used, and this nomination is good to go. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:54, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

Exocoetus obtusirostris

  • ... that the oceanic two-wing flyingfish exhibits countershading? Source: "Flyingfishes ... All species exhibit classic countershading (dark-blue above and white below)"

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 17:59, 4 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough, QPQ done, copyvio 0%, hook in article with inline citation. All the flying fish exhibit countershading, but it fits dyk criteria. @Cwmhiraeth: Was there anything explicit to this one, if you can think of one? Thank you Whispyhistory (talk) 17:58, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
@Whispyhistory: There's nothing interesting explicitly about this species, it's things like the shape of the snout, the number of rays in the dorsal fin or the number of scales on the lateral line that separate it from other species. Many marine organisms are under-researched and their behaviours unknown. We could have ALT1: Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:25, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 31

Keith Reemtsma

  • ... that in 1964, surgeon Keith Reemtsma transplanted both kidneys from a chimpanzee into a woman and she lived for nine months and was able to return to work?
  • ALT1 ... that in 1964, surgeon Keith Reemtsma transplanted chimpanzee kidneys into a woman who survived for nine months and was able to return to work?
  • ALT2 ...that in 1964, a school teacher survived nine months after surgeon Keith Reemtsma transplanted chimpanzee kidneys into her?

Created by Whispyhistory (talk), Philafrenzy (talk), and CrayonS (talk). Nominated by Whispyhistory (talk) at 17:03, 6 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg This article is new enough and long enough. I have added ALT1. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. A QPQ has been done (Hooray!). Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:41, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Thank you @Cwmhiraeth:. Wish to clarify 6 chimpanzees, 6 people, both kidneys transplanted. I've made it clear in article and followed the fact with inline citation. transplanted both kidneys from six chimpanzees into six patients...of whom one survived ninety months[10] Whispyhistory (talk) 07:04, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Clarified as multiple sources differ. This 23-year-old school teacher was admitted in November, 1963 with chronic glomerulonephritis and progressive uremia........On January 13,1964 she received a renal heterotransplant.[11] Whispyhistory (talk) 19:17, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

Christoph Bernhard Verspoell

Cover of the Verspoell'sches Gesangbuch, 1829 edition
Cover of the Verspoell'sches Gesangbuch, 1829 edition

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 13:47, 6 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough. Neutral and mostly cited, although still seems like a draft in parts, with sentences reproduced from the German and left along with their translations but missing citations.
Hook is formatted acceptably and supported by the Caspari (bit of a shaky source, citing several wikis) and (if I'm half-understanding the Gothic German correctly; AGF on that) Kehrein, but I'm not sure it's interesting to a broad audience: it depends on knowing what the Gotteslob is, and I imagine only a small proportion of readers, particularly of WP-en, will. Could you suggest an alternate, maybe a fact from the Geschichte des katholischen Gesangbuchs or the bit about praising Jesus in sports language from Neuhaus 2017?
QPQ done. Image is free use, although not particularly attention-grabbing at this size. FourViolas (talk) 14:22, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for reviewing. Sorry, I don't know what you mean by untranslated German, - the long titles of his works, or the phrase from the obituary which was translated before the brackets? - We can shorten the hook to that he published that hymnal, but I thought the connection to 2013 made it more interesting for the average reader, sigh. We could add "common Catholic hymnal" but would have "common" twice. There's a link. It was unexpected that an old hymn made it to the common section. - I have no idea what the Neuhaus has to do with him, - can see only the short version. Something in the pdf? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:36, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Yes, both sets of the German fragments you mention seem to make the page a little hard to manage for Nichtdeutschsprachige. I think at least the second and third book titles could be translated or trimmed, and the original version of the final sentence doesn’t seem necessary. But those are only suggestions, and I don’t mean to hold up promotion over them.
  • Sure, the link helps, and you're right the 1810-2013 persistence is interesting. Perhaps you could make the hook about the Gesang itself ("a song by Christoph Bernhard Verspoell") instead of the Gesangbuch, to shorten it a little and make room for a short description of the Gotteslob? “Official” might be better than the second “common”.
  • The relevant paragraph in Neuhaus is:

    Der „Sieger im Hängen am Kreuz“ gibt Oskar lauter scheinbare Lästerungen ein, die aber zu Gebeten werden und die in die berühmte vielgliedrige Kreuzparonomasie, einen eigenwilligen Kreuz-Hymnus vom Andreaskreuz bis zum >Ins-Kreuz-Treten< münden. Oskar paraphrasiert dabei mit den Turnvergleichen das populäre katholische Karfreitags- und Osterlied Wahrer Gott, wir glauben dir, von Christoph Bernhard Verspoell (1743 - 1818), in dem es, durchaus mit auch im Sport üblichen Begriffen, heißt: „Preis dir, du Sieger auf Golgatha, / Sieger wie keiner! Alleluja!“ —was bei Oskar zu „Sportler aller Sportler, Sieger im Hängen am Kreuz“ und zu „er [...] erfüllte die Disziplin mit der höchstmöglichen Punktzahl“ wird.

vielen Dank, FourViolas (talk) 20:13, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
I think original book titles and the contemporary obituary add flavour for those who can read them, - of course not necessary. Verspoell seems more notable for publishing a complete hymnal, with melodies and organ (which is unusual) than he would be as writer of one specific one which one writer has interpreted as sportive. "I don't know about "official", - Gotteslob is the hymnal that Catholic churches will supply all over Germany, Austria and Switzerland, but does it make the hymnal "official"? Do you have an idea about wording that one song was kind of upgraded? When you look at the German article, you'll see that several appeared in many many regional sections in 1975, - I don't think I ever went to a Catholic baptism where "Fest soll mein Taufbund immer stehen" was NOT sung, - article to come, so we don't need a hook about that. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:25, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, all requirements met and my non-binding suggestions addressed to boot. Symbol voting keep.svg for the Kehrein. FourViolas (talk) 20:55, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Lepidonotus squamatus

  • ... that the bioluminescence of the scale worm Lepidonotus squamatus is a defensive mechanism? Source: " the scales produce bioluminescent light, which can leave a predator with a mouthful of glowing parts. That in turn advertises the unwitting animal’s whereabouts to its own predators."

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 18:01, 5 August 2018 (UTC).

  • reviewing. New enough, copyvio ok, will complete soonWhispyhistory (talk) 20:23, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg long enough, interesting hook which is in article followed by inline citation. Sources ok.Whispyhistory (talk) 04:57, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on August 1

Margot Fonteyn

Dame Margot Fonteyn
Dame Margot Fonteyn
  • ... that English prima ballerina assoluta of the Royal Ballet Margot Fonteyn danced for 44 years and then became a cattle rancher in Panama? Source: solo debut 1935; retirement 1979=44 yr: "In 1935, Dame Margot received her first solo role"[12] "To mark her sixtieth birthday in May 1979 the Royal Ballet gave a gala in her honour...and at the end of the performance the Royal Ballet gave her, uniquely, the official title of prima ballerina assoluta. This had been widely assumed to be her farewell"[13] "Dame Margot continued to be a globe-trotting ballerina until the late 1970's, after which she made occasional guest appearances"[14] "In later years Fonteyn settled in a small house with no telephone in a remote village in Panama, where Arias had a farm...found a real interest in cattle farming"[15] also p 514
    • ALT1:... that English prima ballerina Margot Fonteyn was performing in the Netherlands when the Nazis invaded in May 1940, forcing her to flee the country with nothing more than the costume she was wearing? Source: "The company, renamed Sadler's Wells Ballet, was in the Netherlands when the Germans invaded, and escaped with nothing more than what the dancers stood up in."[16] (Note, she was not made "assoluta" until 1979)
    • ALT2:... that the Royal Ballet's prima ballerina assoluta Margot Fonteyn, considering retirement at the time, débuted with Rudolf Nureyev on 21 February 1962 and died on the 29th anniversary of the première? Source: "Then in 1962, when she was 42 and was reportedly giving thought to retirement, she starred with Rudolf Nureyev, a 23-year-old defector from the Kirov Ballet of Leningrad, in the Royal Ballet's production of "Giselle"[17], "Rudolf Nureyev, the runaway Russian ballet star was wildy [sic] cheered Wednesday night in his first appearance with Britain's Royal Ballet Company…danced with Margot Fonteyn in Giselle."[18], "Dame Margot Fonteyn, whose blend of refinement and passion redefined 20th-century ballet style and made her an international idol as the prima ballerina of the Royal Ballet in Britain, died yesterday in Paitilla Hospital in Panama City"[19]
I think we should go for ALT2.--Ipigott (talk) 08:05, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

Improved to Good Article status by SusunW (talk), Alanna the Brave (talk), and Ipigott (talk). Nominated by SusunW (talk) at 18:49, 2 August 2018 (UTC).

I'd prefer to picture her dancing, and find this image most surprising and delightful.
Margot Fonteyn and Robert Helpmann in 1936
Margot Fonteyn and Robert Helpmann in 1936
ALT3: ... that the first regular dancing partner of Margot Fonteyn was Robert Helpmann in the 1930s (pictured) and 1940s, and the last Rudolf Nureyev, 19 years her junior, in the 1960s and 1970s? Polishing welcome. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:05, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
COMMENT: So much to choose from. :) Thank you Gerda. I would like to ask that when approved, before the article appears on the main page, that it be protected. The last GA I promoted which was featured on the front page had many uncited statements and edits which broke references introduced when it appeared. Thanks! SusunW (talk) 15:22, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg This article is a newly promoted GA. It has been nominated for DYK within the requisite time frame and it meets the length criterion. The image is in the public domain, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. ALT0, ALT1 and ALT2 are approved but ALT3 is too long. One nominator has expressed a preference for ALT2. A QPQ has been done. It would be nice to have this major article in the image slot. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:10, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

İsmet Kür

  • ... that the writer İsmet Kür's father and sister were writers, and her daughter is also a writer?

Source: "... yazar olarak emeği geçen İsmet Kür ..." (in Turkish) [20], "Babam Avnullah Kazimi gazeteci ..." (in Turkish) [21], "Gazeteci yazar, .." (in Turkish) [22], "Şair ve yazar Halide Nusret Zorlutuna'nın kardeşi olan Kür' ..." (in Turkish) [23], "... yazar Pınar Kür, annesi İsmet Kür .." (in Turkish) [24]

Created by CeeGee (talk). Self-nominated at 13:31, 8 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg The article was nominated about seven days and five hours after its creation, so I think it can be considered new enough. It is long enough, neutral and uses inline citations. There do not appear to be copyright violations. The hook is cited, assuming good faith for the Turkish sources. The QPQ is done. Only one minor issue: in accordance with the DYK rules, an inline citation needs to be added at the end of the sentence saying that her daughter is a writer. Gulumeemee (talk) 03:42, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
  •  Done Thanks for the review. CeeGee 09:00, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on August 2

Kelvin Droegemeier

Created by Antony-22 (talk), Pingumeister (talk), and Maliepa (talk). Nominated by Antony-22 (talk) at 01:08, 9 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited to several reliable sources, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:49, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

Gaqo Çako

Created by 1l2l3k (talk). New. Self-nominated at 15:03, 3 August 2018 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Interesting career, on good sources, Albanian sources accepted AGF, you rephrased the English source well. A few questions and suggestions. There are some Albanian people who are a red link or without a link, - can you please find out if they have an article in the Albanian Wikipedia, and make an {{ill}}? If the person in the lead section remains a red link, better don't mention him, - a comparison to someone whom we don't know doesn't help. Can you help with translations for the Albanian opera titles. Do operas have an article in Albanian? then the same as for people. Please repeat the English source after the list of operas which it covers. - Thank you for the article! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:06, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt:Thank you for your time in reviewing! I filled the redlink of Ramiz Kovaçi in the lead (Kovaçi was the lead baritone, and Çako was the lead tenor, during that time, so basically those two were the lead male singers at the Albanian Opera), by starting his own article. and put the {{ill}} for Pjeter Gaci (although I hope I'll start his article too before the DYK goes online, in which case I'll remove the template and put the link. Translated the opera titles, unfortunately neither have an article in sqwiki. Kept the English source for the list of operas.--1l2l3k (talk) 16:02, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
Closing this template for you ;) - Thank you for filling the link(s), and the other improvements. The whole topic of Albanian opera is too little known, - how about mentioning in a hook that he sang Italian and Albanian opera? (Rather than some prize that is also not known.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:09, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: It is very vague in the sources as to which Italian stages Gaqo went to perform on, and with what success. As you may be aware, the Italian stages, especially La Scala, are perhaps the most unforgiving ones in the whole world, and it is very difficult to be successful there. So I'd rather stick with what we know best: it is actually remarkable that an opera singer participated in the Festivali i Këngës, a light music festival (28 times), and even won it for three times. Note that Festivali i Këngës is the Albanian version of the Sanremo, and thus very different from the opera. The versality of this singer in this regard is interesting. One can find the winners in the Festivali i Këngës in its own article, but those are so poorly sourced, and it's difficult to source them, unfortunately as RTSH's website is not very good. However I understand that you would want the source to say exactly that he won it three years, and, that is not exactly in the source, so I tweaked the hook to say that he had 28 participations, that is supported by the Vrapi, Julia source. On the other hand, I tweaked the hook to show that the Festivali i Kenges was at the time a light music festival, to make the contrast with the operistic field, and accordingly clarified that in the respective article. Let me know if you have additional concerns. --1l2l3k (talk) 16:38, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
Sorry, I wasn't clear, I meant roles in operas by Italian composers. - No need for ping, as long as I keep responding ;) - Will be off for choir rehearsal soon, but can look tomorrow, no rush. - I also wrote about great people who died, many this year actually. Thank you for doing that! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:42, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
Ops, sorry for the long explanations then. I entered an ALT1 which you might like better. Up to you to decide, which one sounds best! Have a good night then, and see you around.... and please feel free to ping me at any time. --1l2l3k (talk) 19:17, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
No need to feel sorry, - I am sory for giving you xtra work ;) - Thank you for the ALT, I don't think we need any link, - how is this?
ALT2: ... that Gaqo Çako performed at the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Albania for more than three decades leading roles in Italian and Albanian operas? - DYK opera is quite active, - readers should by now know what an opery is ;) - How about writing the article about Albanian opera, - compare Spanish opera? Doesn't have to be long. - Rehearsal was nice, Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in D by Wood, - article to come. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:28, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
I'm ok with either hook, and I started a very short stub for Albanian opera, but I'm not prepared to expand that much. Not enough sources for me to be more thorough in that endeavor. May be in the future. --1l2l3k (talk) 20:56, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
Symbol voting keep.svg Thank you! I leave two hooks for the prep builder to decide. We normally don't have the years of birth and death, but perhaps in this case of a recent death, it might work. For the question on my talk, perhaps ask Drmies, - it's a page with many watchers. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:16, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

John Mākini Kapena

John Mākini Kapena
John Mākini Kapena

Moved to mainspace by KAVEBEAR (talk) and Kuauli (talk). Nominated by KAVEBEAR (talk) at 05:47, 3 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg New enough. Long enough. The article is within policy. The hook is an appropriate length and is formatted correctly. Hook is cited to two offline sources. Hook is interesting. but I recommend linking Japanese immigration to Hawaii. QPQ is done. Image is free, used in article, and looks fine at the small size. This one's good to go. Argento Surfer (talk) 12:54, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on August 3

Ülo Nugis

Ülo Nugis
Ülo Nugis
  • Reviewed: Lyngsjö Church
  • Comment: Would be nice if this could be special occasion hook on 20 August at anniversary of the event.

Created by Staberinde (talk). Self-nominated at 19:37, 3 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg I did some copy editing and expanded the Lead. Photos and refs checked OK. An Infobox would be desirable. Otherwise, looking good so far. A possible ALT1 hook suggestion:
...that Ülo Nugis was the first Estonian politician to call for Estonia to join NATO, even while Soviet troops were still present in the Baltic nation? Source: "Estonia’s First Steps in the Direction of NATO and National Defence" JGHowes  talk 21:30, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
I wasn't really sure if infobox is warranted here but added one now. Alternative NATO hook would be good too, although in my personal opinion the original one is a bit better.--Staberinde (talk) 18:16, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Ready to go, hopefully for August 20, the national holiday in Estonia celebrating independence.  JGHowes  talk 00:00, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

Schloss Weilburg

1655 engraving by Merian
1655 engraving by Merian
  • ... that the baroque palace with garden Schloss Weilburg contains a Renaissance four-wing palace around a square courtyard (historic engraving pictured)? Source: several

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 15:54, 5 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new enough and long enough. Many sentences are unsourced apparently and I am not certain that the inline sources support the content. Can't tell copyright and the like, either. Images seem good to me, hook is supported by article text but not necessarily by a source.Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 19:29, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
  • May be my lack of English, - how would you call what's pictured? - If we have unsourced facts, we can postpone them until after DYK. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:44, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Gerda Arendt I am not certain that the "unsourced facts" are acceptable in a DYK article. I certainly haven't seen many instances. Not sure about using a Commons image as a source either. I think that adding inline citations should be done before DYK. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 06:57, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Sorry, you misunderstood me. I didn't suggest to keep the facts, - the German article is so long that we can drop what you think is unsourced, and bring it back after DYK. Example: the water system, no ref for that found. I am sure it's in one of these books, but I have no access. We can drop it, - the article will still be readable. The courtyard IS now sourced, "vierflügeliges Renaissanceschloss", and much else, did you see?. Couldn't fing the Sckell brothers in Weilburg articles, but our article on them has it. Should I copy? Would prefer to write something new in that time. What's open? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:09, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
  • German Wikipedia has very different sourcing standards and copying stuff from there is thus dicey. Yes, the unsourced content should either be sourced or dropped. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 07:45, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
I asked what you still see open? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:10, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
Sorry, I'll need to answer tomorrow. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 21:39, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
At the same time, a water pipe was installed. , Several areas are venues of the music festival Weilburger Schlosskonzerte, which is held annually in summer: the Renaissancehof, the Alte Hofstube and the Obere Orangerie. A hotel is in the former Viehhof, the former riding hall is used as Stadthalle for public events. The complex is a listed monument of the Hague Convention. are things that still need sources. The John Ernst sentence and the "In the 18th century..." sentence aren't supported by the source. I can't find "replaced a former collegiate church which had become the parish church of the Protestant congregation. " or "Below the altar, more than 30 Nassau and Luxemburg rulers are buried, even those who had previously been buried elsewhere, including: " or "A French formal garden was created by two gardeners, Francois LeMarie from 1700 and Johann Michael Petri from 1708." or " In 1948, the town museum (Stadtmuseum) of Weilburg was created in an adjacent building which also holds the archive." either. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 06:13, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
Of these things, I sources the venues of the Festival, and the first gardener, and commented out the rest. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:01, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
John Ernst, Count of Nassau-Weilburg commissioned in 1703 the builder Julius Ludwig Rothweil (de) to expand the palace.[2] To the north, a Viehhof stable was built. In the west, the new Rentkammer and Kanzlei were built for the administration of the county. still looks unsupported. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 15:54, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
ref for former, dropped latter --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:10, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 16:12, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

Lydia May Ames

  • ... that Lydia May Ames has been considered as one of Cleveland's first women artists, and also its first impressionist painter? Source: Both claims found at Encyclopedia of Cleveland History

Created by 78.26 (talk). Self-nominated at 16:54, 6 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough and (barely) long enough (not counting the exhibition section as it is a list rather than prose). QPQ done. The article is appropriately sourced, and Earwig found no copyvio. The hook is only mildly interesting, though; would it be possible to find something quirkier or otherwise more attention-catching? More seriously, all hook claims need to be in the article, with a reference for that sentence; the citation given in the nomination does source all of the hook claims, but the claim that she was "one of Cleveland's first women artists" is stated only much more vaguely in the article, "a pioneering female artist from Cleveland". Pioneering could mean innovative rather than early, and "from Cleveland" could mean something other than that she practiced in Cleveland, so this is not the same as the hook claim. —David Eppstein (talk) 20:52, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
  • ALT1 ... that Lydia May Ames has been considered as one of Cleveland's earliest women artists, and also its first impressionist painter? Source: Both claims found at Encyclopedia of Cleveland History
  • ALT2 that Lydia May Ames focused on anatomy?source: Weidman "...lecturer on art history and anatomy"
@David Eppstein: Your comments are well taken, thank you. I've changed both the article and introduced ALT1 to address the "pioneering" issue. Regarding quirky, that's even more difficult, the sources are rather dry. Since sex sells, I've proposed ALT2. Regarding "from Cleveland", she is both from there, and practiced there. It is what the sources say, so I'm a little unclear regarding your meaning, sorry. Thanks for the review, any further ideas/criticism is always welcome. 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 21:07, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Ok, good to go with ALT1 now that the article addresses it. Thanks for trying with ALT2 but my feeling is it's too unrelated to what she's notable for. —David Eppstein (talk) 21:11, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on August 4

Evelyn Wang

  • ... that a solar-powered device for extracting water from the air, designed by Evelyn Wang, has been compared to the moisture vaporators in Star Wars? Source: Ars Technica: "Hello Tatooine! An unpowered device can harvest water vapor in a desert"

Created by Eddie891 (talk) and David Eppstein (talk). Nominated by David Eppstein (talk) at 20:58, 6 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Doing... -Nizil (talk) 05:21, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Thank you for adding more women scientists in Wikipedia and helping reduce the gender gap. The article is new, long enough, neutral, no copyvio. The hook is long enough, cited. I have linked Star Wars in the hook and her mother's name in the article. QPQ is done. Pass. -Nizil (talk) 05:40, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

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Red W Interactiva

  • ... that Red W Interactiva, a talk radio network in Mexico, operated for only 101 days? Start and end dates are contained in this article from Feb. 1, 2002, mentioning "yesterday" as the closure date.
    • ALT1:... that Mexican telenovela actor José Ángel Llamas participated in a radio drama on the short-lived Red W Interactiva talk radio network? Source: "Igualmente, trabajó en la radionovela "La recompensa", que fue transmitida de octubre de 2001 a enero de 2002 a través de la estación Red W Interactiva..."

Created by Raymie (talk). Self-nominated at 02:50, 5 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg While the article is over 1,500 characters, it definitely looks like a stub to me. There are also two sentences without clear reference tags. Needs some elongation and citing for it to pass - maybe find a fair-use image of the radio's logo?
  • @Juxlos: The problem is that there's one really poor quality version of the logo online. That's it. I've added some more materials, though given the length of time this network operated there can't be that much. Raymie (tc) 18:37, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • @Raymie: That certainly works better now. Plagiarism is a non-issue. Though, I can't quite seem to find any mentions of the two statements in the sentence (one regarding executives, and the XEZHO). It might just be the archives being in spanish and uncopiable, but mind detailing the sources?

Juxlos (talk) 16:06, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

  • @Juxlos: The executives item is in the La Jornada article. The El Universal piece cited at the end of the sentence mentions a radio station in Zihuatanejo, which is XEZHO (now XHZHO-FM because it migrated to FM). Its concessionaire is Pégaso Radiocomunicaciones, S.A. de C.V. We can confirm this is the same group because Alejandro Burillo's signature is on the last concession renewal for the station, which was awarded in January 2005. Raymie (tc) 18:44, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • @Raymie: I'll take your word for it. Might want to add that information to the article. With QPQ done and citations resolved, and a lack of issues with the prose, I think this is good enough now. main blurb is certainly more interesting. Juxlos (talk) 06:39, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg I see you added it - all good now. Juxlos (talk) 07:23, 14 August 2018 (UTC){{subst:DYK bottom|passed=yes}}

Peter Copeman

  • ... that Peter Copeman was known as "Dr Spot"?
    • ALT1:... that ...?

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 20:50, 8 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough, long enough, neutral, no obvious copyvio issue, sourced. Hook appears and cited in the article and I'm able to verify the citation. QPQ in order. Good to go. HaEr48 (talk) 06:12, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

Siege of Almería

  • ... that at the end of the unsuccesful Siege of Almería, part of the defeated Aragonese attackers were left under protection of the Muslim defenders while waiting for their evacuation? Source: "... that last sentence reflects the logistical muddle of the arrangements for the evacuation. Not all the Castilian and Aragonese troops could be crammed onto the vessels available, and a number had to be left behind under promise of Muslim protection" (Harvey (1992) p. 179)
    • ALT1:... that ...?

Created by HaEr48 (talk). Self-nominated at 06:48, 8 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New, long enough, well referenced, no copyvio, and the hook is interesting. The source for the hook is also good, as the quote can be found here. As soon as the QPQ is done, this is good to go. Applodion (talk) 11:58, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • @Applodion: added QPQ to the nomination. Thanks for the review. HaEr48 (talk) 22:56, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg This is all good then! Applodion (talk) 07:29, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

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Migrant Architects of the NHS (book)

Created by Whispyhistory (talk) and Philafrenzy (talk). Nominated by Whispyhistory (talk) at 21:08, 9 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg This sounds like a fascinating book! The article is new enough and long enough. The hook is intriguing just for saying what the book is (kind of necessary in this case), and while I find it accurate, I do also have the worry that the Manchester University Press description might be a bit of a primary source. I've done some copyediting in the "Reception" section and removed a newspaper quote that seemed overly long without doing anything. QPQ present. Well done, would approve generally anyway but I do suggest taking a look at the citations around the hook. Raymie (tc) 04:24, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Thank you. Clarified with secondary source. Whispyhistory (talk) 04:55, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • That definitely helps. Raymie (tc) 23:39, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Thomas Humphrey Metcalfe

Created by Pfly (talk). Nominated by KAVEBEAR (talk) at 23:27, 4 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg The article is plenty long enough and new enough. Hook is interesting and cited. QPQ present. The article is stellar, and I think that in general, the consensus that some of the captures from the Fair American incident were critical to Kamehameha's military success should be emphasized. That could even be an alt hook, though this one is not bad at all! Raymie (tc) 05:34, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Hugh Martell

  • ... that Vice-Admiral Sir Hugh Martell had fourteen children? Source: "married first Marguerite White (five sons, one daughter; marriage dissolved), second Margaret Glover (two sons, six daughters)" [28])

Created by Hawkeye7 (talk). Self-nominated at 20:44, 9 August 2018 (UTC).

Symbol confirmed.svg New enough, long enough, properly cited. Good to go. The image doesn't display though. Maury Markowitz (talk) 21:15, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

Suggestion: the hook is somewhat drab, I'm sure lots of people had as many kids. What makes this article unique is that he commanded a task force during nuclear tests. I suggest that would be a more hooky hook. Maury Markowitz (talk) 21:15, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

Symbol confirmed.svg On alt1. Maury Markowitz (talk) 14:18, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Bob Nadin

Created by Flibirigit (talk). Self-nominated at 19:43, 4 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Great hockey referee, and good sources provided. New article done in the last 7 days, and broadly passes 1500 characters. Used Earwig's copyvio detector and found no copyvio. Thank you for the article! I personally prefer the first hook to ALT1, but just my personal preference. We can leave them both here for the prep builder to choose from. --1l2l3k (talk) 21:40, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

Katka Zupančič

  • ... that Katka Zupančič wrote children's poetry about the difficulty of immigrant life? Source: see PDF, p. 61 "Katka Zupančič excelled in her numerous children's poems which she also illustrated. ... Her writings encompassed all the harshness of immigrant life ... "

Created by Hameltion (talk). Self-nominated at 15:18, 5 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg New enough and long enough. Slovene-language sources taken on good faith. Hook is interesting enough and properly sourced (in English) and the rest of the article appears well-enough sourced. QPQ done. Earwig found no problematic copying. Good to go. —David Eppstein (talk) 23:06, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on August 5

Friends (The Beach Boys album)

Improved to Good Article status by Ilovetopaint (talk). Self-nominated at 16:11, 6 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg recently became GA, written neutrally, referenced. hook cited and faithful to source, copyvio free. good to go. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 14:43, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

Gavin Buckley

  • that the mayor of Annapolis, Maryland, still thinks of himself as Australian? Source: Sydney Morning Herald, July 2018. "While he is a naturalised American, Buckley says 'I still consider myself an Australian.' He and his wife lived in Perth for five years and visit regularly."

5x expanded by FourViolas (talk). Self-nominated at 14:25, 11 August 2018 (UTC).

General eligiblity:

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Green tickY
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go. Unlinked "Australian" in hook. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 05:53, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

Magdalena Mouján

  • ... that a story by Argentine mathematician Magdalena Mouján about a time-traveling Basque family who return to their homeland in the time of their ancestors was censored by the Spanish government? Source: See footnotes 1, 2, and 7 of the article.

Created by David Eppstein (talk). Self-nominated at 23:09, 5 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, within policy. No copyvio detected. No image. QPQ is done. The hook is great but the sentence about it being banned by Franco needs an in-line citation. After that it's good to go. Yakikaki (talk) 20:27, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
Symbol voting keep.svg Good to go. Spanish language sources AGF. Yakikaki (talk) 06:33, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

The Carpenters

Karen and Richard Carpenter at the White House, August 1, 1972
Karen and Richard Carpenter at the White House, August 1, 1972
  • ... that The Carpenters (pictured) met Richard Nixon at the White House twice? Source: "The Carpenters returned to the White House ... on August 1, this time meeting .... with President Nixon .... In the spring of 1973, Sherwin Bash was contacted on behalf of President Nixon with a request for the Carpenters to entertain at the White House". Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter, Randy Schmidt, pp. 99-100
    • ALT1:... The Carpenters (pictured) received hate mail because they combined a soft ballad and loud electric guitar? Source: "Within weeks of the radio debut of "Goodbye to Love", the Carpenters began receiving what amounted to hate mail from fans who felt the song desecrated the group's image with the incorporating of a grungy-sounding guitar." Schmidt p. 86
    • ALT2:... that from spring 1976 onward The Carpenters' (pictured) tours would include a drum medley for Karen? Source: "Karen's drumming became more of a novelty than ever before with the addition of a lengthy drum spectacular" Schmidt p. 158
    • ALT3:... that Michael Jackson was a big fan of The Carpenters (pictured)? Source: Michael Jackson The Maestro The Definitive A-Z Volume II - K-Z, Chis Cadman, p. 25
  • Reviewed: Brian Parker (politician)
  • Comment: Thanks to 78.26 for the ALTs. No thanks to timing, which means we missed the anniversary of the photograph by a few days.

Improved to Good Article status by Ritchie333 (talk) and We hope (talk). Nominated by Ritchie333 (talk) at 21:10, 6 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg My personal preference is for ALT 2 as the most intriguing, but which Randy Schmidt book are you citing (I see one from 2010 and another from 2012 used in the article)? Snuggums (talk / edits) 22:55, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
These are all from the 2010 biography; the 2012 is a collection of contemporary press articles. (You can watch the 1976 drum show case online if your Google searching abilities are up for it - I can't encourage you to watch copyright violations on the internet, let alone link them here, but there we go - it's just a shame we never saw Karen do a drum battle with Animal). Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 23:03, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
Symbol voting keep.svg In that case, I'll assume good faith that the 2010 book is credible, the quoted text is accurate, and there are no copyright violations as it is an offline reference that raises no red flags. Hook of course is interesting and neutral enough, and article was promoted to GA less than 48 hours before DYK submission. Article is obviously more than long enough for eligibility. All set for main page! Snuggums (talk / edits) 23:58, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

Lucius Manlius Torquatus (Praetor 49 BC)

  • ... that after his death Lucius Torquatus was used by Cicero as an advocate for Epicurean ethics? Source: Yonge, Charles Duke, (2016) "An Introduction to Treatise de Finibus"; Anthon, Charles & Smith, William. (1850) A New Classical Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography, Mythology and Geography. London. OCLC 66925767 Page 903.

Improved to Good Article status by Gog the Mild (talk). Self-nominated at 17:28, 5 August 2018 (UTC).

  • I will review the article. Szzuk (talk) 19:38, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
  • This is a recently listed good article. This is a quality article that is interesting and informative. Copyvio is clear, only noting direct quotes which are attributed in the article correctly. Each paragraph is referenced with offline sources noted properly with page numbers. QPD is done. The hook is the only weak point in that I found myself reading the first paragraph of each of the 3 wikilinked article to get a proper context for what I was reading, indicating the period of history, I would understand as 'Roman' would be helpful, the average word count for hooks is around 25 so you have a few more words to provide better context to the players, the addition of words like commander, philosophy, statesman as you see best would fix this. Szzuk (talk) 20:19, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
@Szzuk: Thank you for that. I am probably too close. And I never like to put too much in the hook as if you tell the whole story in miniture, why would anyone click through? Nevertheless that hook wasn't good enough so thanks for picking me up. How about:
("Quality article", huh? Face-smile.svg) Gog the Mild (talk) 20:45, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg I figured you'd done that deliberately with the hook, I was working from the point of view of educating the lazy, maybe not worth it lol so I've undone the strike on Alt0, the promoter can choose which hook to use. Szzuk (talk) 20:54, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on August 6

Murder of the family of Robert Einstein

Created by Turismond (talk). Nominated by Catrìona (talk) at 18:26, 6 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Comment: @Turismond: I like your ALT but it looks like you mistyped the date. It was actually 13 July 1945. I've proposed a third alt with the correct date. Catrìona (talk) 13:00, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg size and age ok, written neutrally, no copyvio detected, sourced and material faithful to source. ALT3 is the one I'd go with I think. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 20:38, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

Great Island

  • ... that the 12,000 inhabitants of Great Island in Cork Harbour are served by a single 200-year-old road bridge? Source: Irish Examiner "[There are] 12,000 inhabitants of Cobh and the Great Island [and] the only bridge leading into Great Island, at Belvelly, is 200 years old"
    • ALT1:... that the 12,000 inhabitants of Great Island in Cork Harbour were temporarily 'stranded' during Storm Ophelia in 2017? Source: Irish Examiner "12,000 inhabitants of Cobh and the Great Island were left stranded for hours during Monday [16 Oct 2017]'s Storm Ophelia"

Created/expanded by Guliolopez (talk). Self-nominated at 22:49, 6 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Hi Guliolopez, review follows: 5x expansion confirmed from 1 August to 4 August; article is of good length and is well written; article is cited inline throughout to appropriate sources; no overly close paraphrasing detected and all direct quotes are so noted; both hooks are interesting and cited in the article (I added a little more to the storm Ophelia section to make it clear that it backed up the second hook). I deleted "road" from the first hook as it looks from Google maps that the bridge carries a rail line also. I note there is some discrepancy in the sources as to the population of the island. The figures from the 2016 census sum to 14,878, though the newspaper sources state 12,000 inhabitants. However I am happy that the article deals with this in the infobox by stating "12,000-14,000" and the hook uses the lower figure. QPQ has been done. Looks good to go - Dumelow (talk) 13:55, 7 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks so much Dumelow. I have however restored "road" to the hook. There is a separate rail bridge - but this is 1km to the west of the road bridge here. Technically therefore there are two bridges. (1x road bridge. And 1x rail bridge.) Hence the qualifier "road" is required when saying "single bridge". Guliolopez (talk) 17:06, 7 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks for correcting my rather stupid mistake! Can't believe I did that... - Dumelow (talk) 17:39, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

Symbol question.svg @Guliolopez: @Dumelow: regretfully this has had to be pulled prior to its appearance on the main page, due to a couple of misleading points in the hook. This was raised by User:The Rambling Man on his errors page, and the concerns are as follows:

  1. The island is served not just by the road bridge, but also by a rail bridge and by ferries from France. Whereas the current wording of the hook, "that the 12,000 inhabitants of Great Island in Cork Harbour are served by a single 200-year-old road bridge? implies that this single bridge is the only way to access the island.
  2. The population as given in the article is not exactly 12,000 but between 12,000 and 14,000. So we should find some way to make the wording match this range. (Or update the article with a new exact verifiable figure).

Thanks, congratulations on a well-written article, and hopefully these issues can be solved quickly and the article pushed back up to the queue again.  — Amakuru (talk) 23:09, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

Hello. RE:
  • Road bridge. The island is served by a single road bridge. One road bridge. There are no other road bridges. It was not the intention to suggest (and certainly not to "mislead") that there are no other means of getting onto the island (by boat, ferry, swim, whatever - which are all either mentioned and referenced in the article or otherwise inferred by those readers who reasonably recognise that islands are typically, de facto, accessible by water). Instead, it was the intention to note that there is no other access means by road. No other road bridges. I do not see this as an error of fact in the hook. Might a reader misinterpret? I guess. Perhaps. Was that reader misled? That seems unfair.
  • Population. I stated 12,000 (in the hook) as this is the number given in the reference (supporting the hook). Presumably, if I'd stated something other than the number in the supporting reference, the hook would've been rejected. And rightly so. That there are estimates used in other sources (set-out in the body and its refs) is, again, not an error of fact. Or an attempt to mislead. Rather an issue with the availability of a single definitive number. Principally due, presumably, to the fact that the census boundaries do not precisely equate to the island boundaries. And that, as with all settled places, populations (even census populations) are not "absolute". Again I do not see this as misleading. Not least as, given the "rounded" nature of the number, a reader might reasonably recognise that it is an approximation.
In any event, given the apparent concern, I will suggest ALT2 and ALT3 hooks (minor variants of the two prior offerings):
While the first is weaker and second is longer than ideal, I hope both are considered less potentially confusing to the reader. (If it counts for anything, my own opinion is that ALT3 is (now) perhaps "hookier" than the other.)
Thanks. Guliolopez (talk) 01:44, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
Hi Amakuru. I disagree, as you can see we discussed both apparently "misleading" points in my review above. Both 12k and 14k are covered by reliable sources, the hook used the lower of the two which is reasonable to me, and the island is only served by a single "road bridge", the hook didn't claim it was served by a single "bridge". To quickly resolve this, I am content with either of the two new alts offered by Guliolopez above - Dumelow (talk) 07:29, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
Yes, I fully understand what you're both saying, and I'm sorry if you think I pulled it unnecessarily. I probably could have tweaked the hook a bit myself, and maybe it was fine as it was, or course there was no intention to mislead. But we do want the main page to be as representative of our best work as we possibly can and I didn't have a lot of time so I erred on the side of caution. In retrospect I should have pulled you guys into the conversation yesterday morning when this was first raised because there was plenty of time to address it then. I do like the fact about the single road bridge so my preference would be for Alt-2, but you guys can decide that... I don't know how the queues are usually controlled but happy to do anything I can to get this pushed back through ASAP.  — Amakuru (talk) 10:02, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg No worries, I appreciate there was no malice on anyone's part. I was perhaps a little testy earlier this morning. I've struck the two old hooks and marked these new alts as approved. I'll read the review to the approved list and it should get picked up again for inclusion in a future set - Dumelow (talk) 10:15, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

Grey cuckooshrike

Grey cuckooshrike
Grey cuckooshrike
  • ... that the ancestors of the grey cuckooshrike (pictured) most likely spread to Africa from the Australo-Papuan region? Source

5x expanded by 14lanakitching (talk). Nominated by Casliber (talk) at 15:40, 11 August 2018 (UTC).

Symbol voting keep.svg Interesting, on good sources, offline source accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. The image is licensed but not exciting in small size. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:25, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

Conchoderma virgatum

  • ... that the goose barnacle Conchoderma virgatum seldom attaches directly to a fish, but four individuals were once found attached to a single spine of a porcupinefish? Source: "These barnacles seldom attach directly to fish" and "4 specimens were originally seen attached, all to the same spine"

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 10:09, 10 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Copyvio 1%, QPQ done. hook in article. Cited. New article, well sourced and cited. Clearly written. Whispyhistory (talk) 07:40, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Ramiz Kovaçi

Created by 1l2l3k (talk). Self-nominated at 18:50, 9 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is long enough and new enough. Some sources are in Albanian, AGFing on them. Not sure that source #1 and #4 support all content attributed to them. Didn't notice any copyvio or plagiarism, but I can't check the Albanian sources. I see that QPQ is done. Hook is perhaps a bit boring, and falls under the caveat about the fourth source. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 20:19, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
Source #1 (now #2) is not connected to the hook, it says "Outstanding opera singers are Gaqo Qako, Ramiz Kovaci, Mentor Xhemali lnva Mula etc", thereby granting notability to Kovaci among the best ever opera singers of Albania of his generation. I made an edit to better represent such source, as it was standing right after the title of People's Artist of Albania, which is better supported by Source#2 (now source#1). Source#4 brings along a conversation among the members of the Jury for the Festival i Kenges, and the disagreement between Kovaci and Zadeja as to whether Flake e Bore has a national Albanian tune or not, and basically in the article the two pages of the source, which refers to a conversation among the members of the jury are summarized merely that there was a disagreement. No OR there, but the hook is enough supported by the fact that Kovaci started being the member of the Jury in the second edition of the festival. The sources are not specific enough to give an idea as to how long he was a member of the jury, but the interesting fact of the hook is that an opera singer was making decisions on a light music festival. It may be boring, but it would be the equivalent of a tennis player making decisions about football.--1l2l3k (talk) 20:45, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
Symbol voting keep.svg Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 21:46, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

The Mass Extermination of Jews in German Occupied Poland

Created by Metoody (talk) and Catrìona (talk). Nominated by Catrìona (talk) at 13:46, 7 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new enough and long enough. I cannot access a number of sources to I'll need to AGF on many things. I wonder where in source #5 it says "underestimate". Under this proviso I think that the first hook is the most interesting. QPQ is done. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 08:44, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the review and catching the issue with the source. I've added another source supporting that fact. I have no objection to the first hook being used. Catrìona (talk) 12:43, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

SMS Admiral Spaun

Admiral Spaun underway
Admiral Spaun underway
  • ... that the cruiser SMS Admiral Spaun was the first ship of the Austro-Hungarian Navy to be constructed with steam turbines? Source: "Admiral Spaun was the first major turbine-powered unit of the Austrian-Hungarian Navy" (Gardiner and Gray 1984, p. 336)
    • ALT1:... that after the Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the Austro-Hungarian cruiser SMS Admiral Spaun helped to escort his body back back to Trieste? Source: "Upon receiving word of the assassination, Haus raced from Pola to the mouth of the Narenta aboard the yacht Lacroma, escorted by the dreadnought Tegetthoff the scout cruiser Admiral Spaun, and every torpedo boat that was ready to put to sea. The hastily as sembled escort fleet was on hand in time to witness the transfer of the bodies to the Viribus Unitis; thereafter, the entire force moved slowly up the coast to Trieste, remaining within sight of land much of the way." (Sondhaus 1994, p. 244)

Moved to mainspace by White Shadows (talk). Self-nominated at 02:44, 7 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg Hi White Shadows, review follows: Article moved to mainspace 6 August; article is very comprehensive and greatly exceeds minimum length; article is well written and cited throughout to reliable sources; as the sources are all offline I am assuming in good faith that there is no copyright violation; image used is public domain and tagged appropriately; hooks are interesting and cited in the article - happy to AGF based on the extracts provided (I am assuming "major unit" in the context refers to ships, with all previous units being small boats or the like); QPQ has been completed - Dumelow (talk) 09:35, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

Brian Parker (politician)

Created by Anarcho-authoritarian (talk). Self-nominated at 14:47, 6 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article is new and long enough, no copyright concerns, everything is sourced to non-tabloid news sources (particularly important for a BNP-related biography), main hook is interesting and cited to the Guardian. (For some reason it brings to mind Half Man Half Biscuit's "Architecture and Morality Ted and Alice" with the line "But the nauseating bashfulness of Lady Diana makes me want to set fire to commemorative tea towels", but that's probably just me....) Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 20:50, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on August 7

Denny Way

  • ... that Seattle's Denny Way was originally named "Depot Street" in hopes of luring a train station? Source: Conover, C. T. (April 11, 1960). "Seattle Street Names Give Insight on City's History". The Seattle Times. p. 16.
    • ALT1:... that sections of Seattle's Denny Way are popular among sledders due to its steepness? Source: The Seattle Times

Created by SounderBruce (talk) and Bri (talk). Nominated by SounderBruce (talk) at 05:20, 10 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg Article is new enough, long enough, no obvious copyvios, hook is interesting (hoping a railway would pass a town was a common 19th century thing) and sourced to an appropriate book source. Have to AGF the citation as it is offline. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 00:32, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

Spire (Seattle building)

Created by SounderBruce (talk). Self-nominated at 01:07, 8 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough, long enough, and within policy. QPQ is done and both hooks are properly formatted. I think Alt1 will have broader appeal, but Alt 0 is fine too. Argento Surfer (talk) 20:49, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

Battalion of detachments

  • ... that the British Army's Peninsular War battalions of detachments were commended for their gallantry on the battlefield but criticised for their conduct in camp? "He will not flatter them by saying that he has not had, upon several occasions to be dissatisfied with their conduct, in their quarters, in their camp, and on their marches; but they have uniformly sustained, in an exemplary manner, the character of the regiments to which they belong, and of British soldiers, in the field against the enemy; ... gallantry and discipline in the field." Quote from Arthur Wellesley
    • ALT1:... that the British Army commander-in-chief criticised the use of battalions of detachments in the Peninsular War but later raise his own such unit for service in the Walcheren Expedition? "suffered for want of clothing ... their discipline relaxed ... much inconvenience has been occasioned to the regiments to which these men belong ... order these detachments home" "Dundas authorized the creation of the unit known as the battalion of detachments"
    • ALT2:... that a British Army battalion of detachments formed for the Walcheren Expedition comprised men from 17 different regiments? Source: Table 3 shows men of 17 different line regiments formed the battalion

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 15:18, 7 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg This substantial article is new enough and long enough. Approving the original hook for which the hook facts are cited inline. The other hooks may be OK but are not cited inline at the end of the relevant sentences. The article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:10, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho

  • Reviewed: Second DYKN. Am also currently reviewing the DYKN for Norvel Pelle.

Created by Juxlos (talk). Self-nominated at 02:10, 8 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Long enough, new enough, written in neutral manner and largely sourced. Hook (I choose ALT1 because I think it's very interesting) is sourced and appropriate for DYK. The prose could use some copyediting though, I spotted some grammar mistakes and acronyms that are used before being introduced in previous passages. I fixed some of them but please give the article a thorough copyediting before we could run this for DYK. WP:GOCER might be able to help too. QPQ is not needed because it's only your second nomination (reference). HaEr48 (talk) 18:19, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • @HaEr48: I've done some copyediting just now. Mind to check again? Juxlos (talk) 15:03, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • @Juxlos: Thanks for the copyedit. Upon closer look I find some information that's not found in the given citation. Could you check and clarify? See [33], I included the explanation in the challenge tag's `reason=` parameters. HaEr48 (talk) 23:08, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • @HaEr48: For the first tag, this is in the Kumparan article: "...Sutopo memulai kariernya dengan menggeluti bidang hujan buatan di Badan Pengkajian dan Penerapan Teknologi (BPPT) pada 1994.". I added the citation for the second tag. Juxlos (talk) 23:18, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go now. @Juxlos: Sorry for missing the Kumparan passage. 23:40, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

Tosia Altman

Jewish fighters surrender
Jewish fighters surrender

* ... that Tosia Altman survived the Warsaw Ghetto uprising (pictured) only to die in an accidental fire two weeks later? [34]

    • ALT1:... that Tosia Altman's blonde hair enabled her to pass as a Pole and travel between Nazi ghettos in Poland to organize armed resistance to the Holocaust? Source: same as above
    • ALT1. 5:... that Tosia Altman traveled between Nazi ghettos in Poland to organize armed resistance to the Holocaust? Source: same as above
    • ALT2:... that most Jewish resistance couriers during the Holocaust, including Tosia Altman, were women? Source: Bauer, Yehuda (2002). Rethinking the Holocaust. p. 172. "Because Jewish men were marked by circumcision, Jewish women could more easily move around in Nazi-occupied Poland, which meant that they filled the centrally important role of emissaries between the ghettos; Vladka Peltel-Meed of the Bund, Tosia Altmann and Frumka Plotnicka of the Zionists, and many others did this work."

5x expanded by Catrìona (talk). Self-nominated at 18:04, 8 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough (expansion began 17 edits ago on 7 August 2018), long enough (8,877 characters "readable prose size"), fully referenced. Striking main hook; she died from the fire, but not actually in the fire. ALT 1 and 1.5 okay, verified by online source. ALT2 okay, verified against the source. Image is not used in the article Recommend that ALT 1, 1.5 or ALT2 be run without the image. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 20:27, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

Takuyo-Daisan

  • Comment: I'll do the QPQ review later.

Moved to mainspace by Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk). Self-nominated at 14:54, 7 August 2018 (UTC).

QPQ: Red XN - Not done
Overall: Symbol question.svg This hook caught my eye and is really good. Just needs a QPQ and it'll be good to go. SounderBruce 01:13, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

SounderBruce Template:Did you know nominations/The Mass Extermination of Jews in German Occupied Poland is the QPQ. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 08:45, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Looks good to go, then. SounderBruce 08:56, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on August 8

Rudi Cormane

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 22:18, 12 August 2018 (UTC).

Symbol confirmed.svg Interesting life, on few but good sources, no copyvio obvious. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:39, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

Lernaeenicus sprattae, European sprat

Two sprat eye-maggots on a sprat
Two sprat eye-maggots on a sprat

Created/expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 09:22, 12 August 2018 (UTC).

  • General eligiblity:

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Green tickY
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg looks good to me. Whispyhistory (talk) 19:08, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

El Tatio

A geyser cone in El Tatio
A geyser cone in El Tatio
  • ... that El Tatio (pictured) is the largest geyser field in the Southern Hemisphere and the highest in the world?

Improved to Good Article status by Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk). Self-nominated at 17:44, 9 August 2018 (UTC).

  • CommentSymbol question.svg There is no source for the sole hook; you may want to rectify that.
    Regards, SshibumXZ (Talk) (Contributions). 20:39, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
    @SshibumXZ: Um, in the article is the largest geyser field in the southern hemisphere with about 8% of all geysers in the world and is (together with Sol de Mañana) the highest geyser field in the world.{{sfn|Glennon|Pfaff|2003|p=32}}{{sfn|Fernandez-Turiel|Garcia-Valles|Gimeno-Torrente|Saavedra-Alonso|2005|p=127}} there are two sources. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 20:53, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
@Jo-Jo Eumerus: oh, ok; I had the assumption that hooks need to be cited in the nomination itself and didn't know that article citations count too; sorry for that!
Regards, SshibumXZ (Talk) (Contributions). 21:19, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
@SshibumXZ: What is the status of this DYK? JoJo Eumerus mobile (talk) 21:00, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
@Jo-Jo Eumerus: Symbol confirmed.svg — Oops! Forgot about this one, sorry for however long the delay was! The article is fine, meets GA date requirements, has no apparent plagiarism or copyvio concerns, meets the requirement for the image usage in DYKs and has no other apparent concerns; good job at an article, congratulations!
Regards, SshibumXZ (Talk) (Contributions). 01:10, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
Um, thanks, but I actually still need to do the QPQ. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 13:54, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg Needs QPQ (Jo-Jo Eumerus let me know when you QPQ, and I'll update the tick). SshibumXZ, a QPQ needs to be completed for this DYK before it can be approved. After reading through your review, in the future please make sure you are taking your time in reviewing nominations and ensuring all the criteria are met. See Wikipedia:Did you know/Reviewing guide. Also, someone else will close this nomination by adding |passed=yes to the nomination template. All you need to do is add the tick mark and your review comments. « Gonzo fan2007 (talk) @ 15:03, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
SshibumXZ Template:Did you know nominations/Matt Mobley is the QPQ. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 15:49, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg looks good now. QPQ complete. Thanks, « Gonzo fan2007 (talk) @ 16:36, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

Ken Hashimoto

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 22:04, 10 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article was nominated within seven days of creation. QPQ has been done. Meets the necessary guidelines of length and neutrality and it does not have any violating copyright infringements. Both hooks are cited to a reliable sources and are less than 200 characters. I'd personally run ALT 1. GTG. MWright96 (talk) 10:05, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

Mary Blair Moody

Created by Krelnik (talk). Self-nominated at 13:00, 10 August 2018 (UTC).

  • reviewing. Long enough, interesting, new enough, QPQ done. Will complete soon. Whispyhistory (talk) 14:15, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Copyvio ok- mainly names. Hook length ok and is in article, in source and cited. All seems ok. Thank you. Whispyhistory (talk) 14:47, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

Margaret Storkan

SS Hope
SS Hope

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 20:32, 9 August 2018 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Looks good. Photo of subject in article is fair use and not yet reviewed, but rationale is valid so no problem there. ETA: QPQ done 11 Aug. Krelnik (talk) 12:43, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

  • Added a pic that could possibly be used. Philafrenzy (talk) 21:26, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on August 9

Escape of Viktor Pestek and Siegfried Lederer from Auschwitz

  • ... that Viktor Pestek, who helped Siegfried Lederer escape, was the only Auschwitz guard to risk his life to help a prisoner? Source: Langbein, Hermann (2005). People in Auschwitz, p. 448
    • ALT1:... that Siegfried Lederer, a Jewish prisoner at Auschwitz, escaped disguised as an SS guard with the help of SS-Rottenführer Viktor Pestek? Source: Levine, Alan J. (2000). Captivity, Flight, and Survival in World War II. pp. 215-216
    • ALT2:... that Leo Baeck refused to disseminate the reports of Siegfried Lederer, who had escaped from Auschwitz, because he felt that it was more humane that the Jews not know they were headed for the gas chambers? Source: Linn, Ruth (2004). Escaping Auschwitz: A Culture of Forgetting p. 16; Housden, Martyn (2013). Resistance and Conformity in the Third Reich, p. 129
    • ALT3:... that, after escaping from Auschwitz, Siegfried Lederer broke into Theresienstadt concentration camp several times to organize armed resistance? Source: Terezín. Council of Jewish Communities in the Czech Lands. 1965. p. 193

Created by Catrìona (talk). Self-nominated at 15:04, 11 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg Firstly, which hook? I have to AGF for all the sources, so that's not an influencing factor. Apart from the sourcing, important though it is, all of them meet the technical requirements (except ALT2 which is strictly four charcaters over-length; but a) "in a 100 years, who's gonna care", and b) it can in any case have its wording tweaked to lose the excess (e.g., the first "the", perhaps). Considering the nature of the subject they are all neutrally worded, indeed rather delicately, and are certainly all extremely interesting to not ust a broad-based readership, etc., but probably everyone of whatever political persuasion.
    The article itself is new enough (five days old) and easily long enough. It's sufficiently and well-sourced (although—my days!—inline page numbering!), with no apprarant copyvios or close-paraphrasing (not even the mandatory proper nouns and titles, curiously). The image question is so far inapplicable, as none is being used; to whit, I would ask why not? Surely this is a tempting opportunity to use File:Siegfried Lederer.png, and get the chap whom the hook is about on the front page. No pressure; but go for it. In the expectation / hope that User:Catrìona does use this image, then, for the record, it is "free...used in the article [and] show up well at small size".{pbBack to the hook choice; personaly I'd go for Alt1—I think the whole "escaping in disguise" trope is too good to miss (whithought trivialising the subject of course, pace). ALT3 would be my second choice, as, again in terms of public interest, the idea of escaping and then breaking back in is sufficiently unorthodox.
    Incidentally, my WP:QPQ for Template:Did you know nominations/Murder of Deborah Linsley. Cheers, —SerialNumber54129 paranoia /cheap sh*t room 15:39, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Righto, @Yoninah:, go with ALT1 eh. Yes, I see what you mean about the image—shame—I was distracted by the fact that previous non-free versions were to be deleted. Here we go. Cool article—SerialNumber54129 paranoia /cheap sh*t room 16:37, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

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Caprella equilibra

Caprella equilibra
Caprella equilibra
  • ... that the diet of the skeleton shrimp Caprella equilibra (pictured) consists mainly of detritus, but it also feeds on the hydroids to which it clings? Source: "In the species Caprella equilibra, C. liparotensis and Pseudoprotella phasma digestive contents also included a significant contribution of hydroids. Caprellids clinging on hydroids have been reported as cleptocommensalists, exploiting the food collected by polyps, mainly plankton. However, this study shows that some caprellids can feed on the hydroids themselves."

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 09:36, 14 August 2018 (UTC).

  • General eligiblity:

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Green tickY
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg appears straightforward. looked short but character count>1,500. Whispyhistory (talk) 07:30, 15 August 2018 (UTC) }

Mary Sophia Hyde Rice

Created by Penny Richards (talk) and KAVEBEAR (talk). Nominated by KAVEBEAR (talk) at 04:03, 13 August 2018 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Interesting life, on good sources, accepted AGF what I can't see, no copyvio obvious. - The hook is fine, sweetly short and interesting, but shouldn't we say somehow future queen and future president? - A few questions for the article:
  • Do you think all readers know what a missionary is?
  • I think most English speaking reader would known. For those who don't know it would be a word like benefactor to look up in the dictionary not to explain in the article.
  • Mention which church in the article?
  • The source does not specify: https://books.google.com/books?id=P8TTHtvuubwC&pg=PA62.
  • Did she first teach the later president, or why is he mentioned first?
  • That is just the order used in the source: https://www.newspapers.com/clip/22643963/mary_sophia_hyde_rice_1906/
  • How do you feel about an infobox?
  • Added.
  • I normally like a separation of Career and Family, but am not so sure here.
  • "She was widowed." - Why not "Her husband died."? Just curious. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:10, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Changed.
Symbol voting keep.svg Thank you, also for expanding. Be prepared for the ERRORS people regarding "taught the president" when he wasn't president yet when she taught the person ;) - One more: the last para begins with a playground, and all "it" still mean a playground, no? Clarify preschool? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:50, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

St. Peter's Church, Malmö

St. Peter's Church, Malmö
St. Peter's Church, Malmö
  • ... that St. Peter's Church (pictured) in Malmö, Sweden, was once the largest town church in Denmark? Source: Link to source in Swedish (page 3)
    • ALT1:... that St. Peter's Church (pictured) in Malmö, Sweden, contains medieval frescos both "iconographically sophisticated" and "technically accomplished"? Source: "This publication (in Swedish), page 143-144.

5x expanded by Yakikaki (talk). Self-nominated at 20:14, 10 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Yakikaki, thank you for your tremendous work on expanding this article! With the assistance of the DYK check tool, I have confirmed that this article was five-times expanded beginning on 10 August 2018. I've also checked that the article meets core policies and guidelines, and confirm that both hooks are of the proper length and have proper citations supporting their content. (I admit that I required the usage of Google translate to confirm both.) The image is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license, and is therefore acceptable for use here. I prefer the first hook. Thanks again! -- West Virginian (talk) 13:14, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

Hamdi Kayapınar

Source: "Kayapınar had committed his first murder in 1994 when he killed his brother by strangling him." [35]

Created by CeeGee (talk). Self-nominated at 11:02, 10 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg No problems really. The only thing I'd like to mention is that I'm not a fan of the "incident" subsection scheme. ~EDDY (talk/contribs)~ 15:07, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • @Editorofthewiki: Thanks so much for your review. Regarding your comment on the subsections, I am open to any suggestion by you, and will reword them. CeeGee 21:29, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • The Police investigation, Arrest, and trial sections can be converted into proper subsections. The incidents should be combines into several paragraphs. ~EDDY (talk/contribs)~ 21:57, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

Brown-hooded kingfisher

Brown-hooded kingfisher
Brown-hooded kingfisher
  • ... that the brown-hooded kingfisher, about 22 cm long, has been recorded eating reptiles as long as 25 cm? Sources: "Length 22 cm", "Food. Mainly insects ... and on small vertebrates, snakes and lizards up to 25 cm long" Kingfishers, Bee-eaters and Rollers; "Maclean (1993) lists their prey items as mainly insects, also ... small snakes (up to about 250 mm long)" "Reptiles as prey of the Brownhooded Kingfisher"
    • ALT1:... that the brown-hooded kingfisher mainly eats insects, but has been recorded eating reptiles as long as 25 cm?

5x expanded by Gulumeemee (talk). Self-nominated at 02:44, 11 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Reviewing. Copyvio <4%, expanded 5* in last 7 days. Good proposed hook. Hook is in article and in source. Will complete later. Whispyhistory (talk) 06:07, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • General eligiblity:

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Green tickY
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg straightforward as far as I can see. Whispyhistory (talk) 07:30, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Operation Mosaic

Mosaic G2 nuclear test
Mosaic G2 nuclear test
  • ... that the second test in the Operation Mosaic series (pictured) was the largest nuclear device ever detonated in Australia? Source: "Mosaic G2, also tower mounted was exploded on Alpha Island at 1014 WAST on 19 June 1956. It produced a yield of 60 kt, making it the largest device exploded by the UK in Australia." (The Report of the Royal Commission into British Nuclear Tests in Australia, Volume 1, p. 233)

5x expanded by Hawkeye7 (talk). Self-nominated at 20:04, 9 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Hi Hawkeye7, review follows: Article expanded 5+ times over period since 3 August; article is well written and cited inline throughout to impeccable sources; many sources are offline but a spot check revealed no issues with copyright violations; hook is interesting and cited in the article; citation for hook checks out to a reliable and accessible source; image is correctly licensed and confirmed public domain; image is very good even at small scale; QPQ has been carried out. Looks good to go to me - Dumelow (talk) 20:33, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on August 10

Mulshankar Mulani

  • ... that the Gujarati playwright Mulshankar Mulani wrote a play on a youth who was devastated due to his attraction to the western world? Source: Choksi, Mahesh; Somani, Dhirendra, eds. (2004). ગુજરાતી રંગભૂમિ: રિદ્ધિ અને રોનક (Gujarati Rangbhoomi: Riddhi Ane Ronak) [Compilation of Information regarding professional theatre of Gujarat]. Ahmedabad: Gujarat Vishwakosh Trust. pp. 117–119.

Created by Nizil Shah (talk). Self-nominated at 06:59, 14 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg. Thank you. New enough, copyvio 0%, long enough. In-line citations present. AGF with sources.
  • I reworded a little. I think we can make it read better. I'll look again later.
  • The life section could be divided possibly (early life, career etc).
  • Divided in Early life and Theatre career sections.
  • I assume "weekly" means a weekly newspaper.
  • Clarified.
  • Is there another way of explaining 'failure' and 'hit? ie. failure because didn't achieve good reviews or because didn't bring in revenue.
  • Commercially successful/critically acclaimed would be better. I will change.
  • "he wrote Barrister (1897) which was a play about a youth who was devastated due to his attraction to the western world."....might be helpful to expand and explain.
  • What should I explain? The source said the same thing without dwelling into details.
  • QPQ needed and I otherwise prefer ALT1 or even shorter ALT2. Whispyhistory (talk) 15:22, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  • QPQ soon. I am OK with any of hooks you choose.-Nizil (talk)
  • Thank you @Nizil Shah:. Once QPQ done, I'll tick for ALT1 or ALT2 as they are clearer. Whispyhistory (talk) 14:21, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
  •  Done QPQ. ALT2 would be better because it is shorter and Gujarati playwright is already assumed from Gujarati theatre. So approve ALT2. Thank you for all the suggestions and corrections. Regards,-Nizil (talk) 05:25, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

Murder of Deborah Linsley

  • ... that the murder of Deborah Linsley on a train in 1986 hastened the speed with which British Rail abolished the use of the type of compartment coach such as she died in? Source: The Guardian (30 March 1988). "Safer journeys". The Guardian; Boseley, S. (25 March 1988). "Police name woman murdered on train". The Guardian; NSERS (2016) "The Network Southeast Chronology January 1988 to December 1988", Network SouthEast Railway Society.
    • ALT1:... that although the killer of Deborah Linsley in 1986 has not been caught, sufficient DNA was collected at the scene to allow the case to be re-opened in 2002 following advances in DNA profiling? Source: BBC News (21 March 2013), "Debbie Linsley murder: Reward offer over 1988 train death".

Improved to Good Article status by Serial Number 54129 (talk). Self-nominated at 15:42, 15 August 2018 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Either hook can be used. I don't have a strong preference. Earwig's is down so I'll check copyvio later. Catrìona (talk) 18:17, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

Cocoi heron

Cocoi heron
Cocoi heron
  • ... that the Cocoi heron (pictured) is the largest heron in South America? Source offline

5x expanded by Mrp523 (talk). Nominated by Casliber (talk) at 14:45, 16 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg The article is confirmed to be 5x expanded. Hook is acceptable in format and content given that it is a superlative. Unable to confirm source in the article, given that it is offline and I do not have access it, but multiple online sources confirm this fact. QPQ checks out. Image is from uploader and is thus free. It is used in the article and will appear well as a small image. Good to go. LittleT889 (talk) 22:19, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

Grandy Glaze

Grandy Glaze
Grandy Glaze

Improved to Good Article status by Editorofthewiki (talk). Nominated by Runningibis (talk) at 17:24, 13 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, I prefer the second hook, image OK, QPQ exempt. A couple things: some phrases, like "the highlight of the year", "fell out of favor", "impressed the Sixers" appear to be editorializing; make the transition between the freshman and sophomore years clearer; cite his birth date and place.

Trey Kell

Kell in 2014
Kell in 2014
  • ... that after San Diego State basketball player Trey Kell (pictured) returned from an injury, the team won nine straight games? Source: Trey Kell sparks San Diego State to Mountain West title, 82-75

Created by Editorofthewiki (talk). Self-nominated at 16:59, 13 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article is new, long enough, and within policy... hook is interesting and its size is fine... QPQ done... image is correctly licensed. Runningibis (talk) 18:07, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death

  • Comment: Draft was created on August 6, but only moved to mainspace on August 10.
  • Reviewed: exempted (<5 DYKs)

Created by Bennv3771 (talk). Self-nominated at 10:05, 10 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Had to take this. Article is new (moved to the mainspace here [37]) and long enough. It's neutral, sourced using inline citations and I cannot see any copyright violations. The hook is good and sourced in the Production section. QPQ exempt. - JuneGloom07 Talk 23:05, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

Alan L. Gropman

  • ... that before becoming a college professor, Alan L. Gropman flew more than 670 combat missions during two tours in Vietnam?
Source: In an on-line career summary of Gropman, published by George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, it says: "Alan Gropman … was a member of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces faculty for more than 20 years. … He served 27 years in the United States Air Force, including two tours in Vietnam where he accumulated more than 670 combat missions."

Created by Orygun (talk). Self-nominated at 20:09, 11 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough, long enough. Quite the hook (and distinguished service career, both military and civilian). The 670 line seems to appear primarily in official biographies, including the hook citation, which may be a potential concern. No other issues that I can see. QPQ present. As someone not familiar with military articles, do these sorts of figures (number of combat missions flown) typically appear outside of official bios? Raymie (tc) 00:44, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on August 11

Napue v. Illinois

  • Symbol voting keep.svg ... that the US Supreme Court held in 1959 that it is unconstitutional for a prosecutor to knowingly use false testimony, even if it does not directly relate to the defendant's guilt? "In Napue v. Illinois, the Supreme Court found that prosecutors are prohibited from using false testimony both when the false testimony applies to the defendant’s guilt and when it applies to a witness’s credibility" ([38], click "Download")
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created by L235 (talk). Self-nominated at 05:01, 11 August 2018 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Mainspaced on 11 August. Possible close paraphrasing of [39]. QPQ not done Catrìona (talk) 03:20, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

@Catrìona: Hi! QPQ was linked above – Template:Did you know nominations/Papal conclave, 1689. I don't believe anything in the article constituted close paraphrasing, but even if you think it was close paraphrasing of the decision, it would be permissible because the source is public domain (as a work of the US federal government) and the article accords with Wikipedia:Close paraphrasing and Wikipedia:Plagiarism (footnote 8 uses {{PD-notice}}). Best, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 05:49, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Ok—approved. Let me know if you come up with another hook. Catrìona (talk) 13:11, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
@Catrìona: Is there anything still wrong with the current hook? Seems fine to me. Mz7 (talk) 19:24, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
@Mz7: There's nothing wrong with the current hook, but Kevin said that he thought it was "lame" and was considering coming up with another one. Catrìona (talk) 19:25, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
Let's just go ahead with the current hook – I can't think of anything else. Face-smile.svg Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 21:50, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
I have no objection to that. Catrìona (talk) 22:06, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
Could you add a tick in your inline comments here so the bot picks it up? Thanks, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 02:19, 13 August 2018 (UTC)=
Symbol voting keep.svg Passed. Catrìona (talk) 02:29, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

1939 NCAA Basketball Championship Game

Created by Giants2008 (talk). Self-nominated at 21:38, 11 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg The hook's article is new enough (11 August), long enough with 11272 characters/1891 words, and meets core Wikipedia policies and guidelines. The hook is of an appropriate size at 112 characters. A QPQ review has been completed, and the hook’s source checks out. Job well done! — West Virginian (talk) 04:02, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

Reginald St John Battersby

  • ... that Reginald St John Battersby joined the British Army aged 14, was commissioned at 15 and lost a leg at 17? "Heroic Pal joined up at 14, lost leg at 17" "aged 15 years and two months, was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant"
    • ALT1:... that 16-year-old Reginald St John Battersby led a 60-man platoon over the top on the first day on the Somme? "leading a platoon of 60 men" "Lt Battersby fearlessly led his men – many old enough to be his father – over the top."
    • ALT2:... that when Reginald St John Battersby's father heard he had enlisted in the army underage rather than request his release he lobbied for him to receive an officers commission?"His father was more distressed at his joining as an ordinary soldier and enlisted the support of the mayor of Manchester and the headmaster of Middleton Grammar School to recommend St John be commissioned as an officer"
    • ALT3:... that after losing a leg in battle 17-year-old officer Reginald St John Battersby refused to resign from the army when requested and successfully returned to active duty?"At the end of 1917, the Ministry of Defence told Battersby that he should relinquish his commission. He replied that he was now well enough to have an artificial leg fitted, that he was "quite fit in every other way" and that he wished to remain in the army until the end of the war. He won his battle with the authorities and, after being passed fit for work on 13 March, 1918, he joined the transportation branch of the Royal Engineers' Record Office in London five days later"

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 10:44, 11 August 2018 (UTC).

Symbol confirmed.svg Article is long enough and new enough with acknowledgement that there was a list of potential sources posted on this article page in late Jul; don’t know why draft source list was put on-line before article was ready to post. Article itself has no sourcing, copyright, or content issues. All 4 hooks have good sources and meets length and format criterion. QPQ was done. I think original hook is the best, but any of the 4 hooks of could be used.--Orygun (talk) 19:59, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the review Orygun. The list of sources was from when I was working on this article in my userspace. It was only moved to the mainspace today - Dumelow (talk) 22:00, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on August 12

Stewart Menaul

  • ... that during Operation Mosaic, Group Captain Stewart Menaul flew a Canberra bomber through the fallout cloud? Source: "The A-test was a big success, a copy-book explosion," R.A.F. hero Group-Captain S. Menaul said today. The D.F.C. winner ought to know. He had just flown his Canberra right into the heart of the swirling A-blast cloud at Monte Bello to measure radiation." ([41])

Created by Hawkeye7 (talk). Self-nominated at 06:16, 13 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough, nominated same day as move to mainspace. (In the "Who da hey cares" department, this is in the August 12 section, when move took place August 13, so the article is actually newer than claimed.) Article is more than twice the required length. Article written in neutral manner, and each sentence in the article body has at least one inline citation. One phrase (not sentence) is identical to one of the sources: "Valiant WZ366 on 11 October 1956 when it dropped Britain's first atomic bomb". I am not going to fail the review based on what could be considered "common" language, but my recommendation would be a modification. No other copyvio or paraphrasing issues found. The hook is within formatting guidelines, and I found it one of the most compelling, if not quirky, hooks I've seen in awhile. The hook is directly found in the citation from reliable source. QPQ complete. No DYK image to check against. I recommend promotion to main page. 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 15:59, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
    That happens because of the time zone; I'm often a day ahead of DYK. I have re-worded the offending sentences. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 03:05, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
    What I really need is his obituary from The Times. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 03:09, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

Kratos (mythology)

  • ... that the creators of the video game franchise God of War named their main character Kratos without knowing that an actual god by that name appears in the Greek tragedy Prometheus Bound? Source: "A character named Kratos appears in the God of War video game franchise,[2][40][41] in which he is portrayed as what classical scholar Sylwia Chmielewski calls "a deeply tragic, Herculean anti-hero who, after murdering his family, has to wash away the miasma to regain his peace of mind."[40] The video game character Kratos was given his name at a late stage in the development of the original 2005 game, after the character had already been fleshed out.[42] Unaware of the actual mythological god named Kratos appearing in Prometheus Bound, the creators coincidentally chose Kratos, the same Greek word meaning "Strength", of which the mythological figure Kratos is the personification.[3][42] Stig Asmussen, the director of 2010's God of War III, called the naming coincidence a "happy mistake",[42]"
    • ALT1:... that Kratos, the divine personification of strength in Greek mythology, appears in the opening scene of the ancient Greek tragedy Prometheus Bound? Source: "Kratos and his sister Bia are best known for their appearance in the opening scene of Aeschylus's Prometheus Bound. Acting as agents of Zeus, they lead the captive Titan Prometheus on stage. Kratos compels the mild-mannered blacksmith god Hephaestus to chain Prometheus to a rock as punishment for his theft of fire."

Improved to Good Article status by Katolophyromai (talk). Self-nominated at 20:34, 13 August 2018 (UTC).

  • will review, but not right now --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:34, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Interesting and cruel, meticulously sourced, no copyvio obvious. I'd prefer the ALT, with a focus on the subject, but if something quirky is needed, the original will serve better. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:06, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

Muhammad VII of Granada

5x expanded by HaEr48 (talk). Self-nominated at 22:45, 12 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Everything checks out except for QPQ. The article is new enough, long enough, and within policy. The hook is certainly hook-y and, at 198 characters, falls just short of the 200 character limit. The nominator, HaEr48, however, still needs to review another nomination to fulfill QPQ. Once that is completed, this one is all good and ready to go. --Katolophyromai (talk) 20:28, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg @HaEr48: Excellent! This one is all ready to go now. --Katolophyromai (talk) 13:55, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

George FitzGeorge Hamilton

George FitzGeorge Hamilton
George FitzGeorge Hamilton
  • ... that George FitzGeorge Hamilton (pictured), godson of King George V and Queen Mary, was killed in an aerial bombing raid in France during World War I? Sources for godparents: Dod's Peerage, Ltd. 1917, p. 368.; Selsey 57, 2018; and Bognor Regis Observer, 1918. Sources for death: Selsey 57, 2018; Winchester College, 2018; and Washington Post, 1918

Moved to mainspace by West Virginian (talk). Self-nominated at 15:46, 12 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Nice work! Everything checks out. ~EDDY (talk/contribs)~ 16:51, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

2007 Dodge Dealers 400

Improved to Good Article status by MWright96 (talk). Self-nominated at 10:05, 12 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg While the hook does mention something negative about Carl Edwards, I do not believe it does so unduly and it is a neutral statement of fact. Everything else checks out. --BrianCUA (talk) 01:46, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on August 13

Etta Hulme

5x expanded by Michael Barera (talk). Nominated by Doddsam09 (talk) at 21:03, 15 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Long enough - is 1847 bytes prose, a 6.4x increase over the previous 287 bytes. Meets policy, no copyvio issues. Looks ready to go! Fixed dupe ellipses in hooks, both are properly cited in the article. --Krelnik (talk) 02:21, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

Ignore all rules

  • Comment: 594 characters prior to expansion; 3584 characters after.

5x expanded by Bilorv (talk). Self-nominated at 22:00, 13 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Not a formal review, just noting that a previous version of this article had 1138 characters of prose. Rule A4 suggests that this old version counts as the number of characters a fivefold expansion needs to be based on, but I am certainly no DYK regular. I do think this would be a wickedly good DYK hook and would be happy to try to help expand it with you. Best, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 22:21, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Ah, right. I hadn't heard of A4, and as the old version was not very good, I didn't expect it would matter. I will try to work some more on expanding the article soon, but any extra help would be much appreciated! Bilorv(c)(talk) 22:39, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Okay, I've done some more expansion and the DYK check tool now shows that the article has been expanded 5x in the past week. Bilorv(c)(talk) 18:01, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  • QPQ: Carol Rasco. Bilorv(c)(talk) 19:02, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
    • Symbol confirmed.svg Long enough, new enough (5x expansion valid), and within policy. Hook is interesting, formatted correctly, neutral, accurate, and sourced. No image. QPQ is valid. Good to go. Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 01:43, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

Karl Ludwig Drobisch

  • ... that composer Karl Ludwig Drobisch and his brother calculated planetary movements? von der Lippe, Peter M.; Diewert, Edwin, eds. (2016): "The two boys became very interested in astronomy and began calculating the phases of the moon, the movement of the planets,...."

Created by 78.26 (talk). Self-nominated at 16:06, 14 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg - Length, Date, Cite, QPQ, and Earwigs check. Mifter (talk) 23:52, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

Sutarmidji

  • ... that under during Sutarmidji's tenure as mayor, Pontianak's government launched an app allowing tracking of individual trees in the city? Source: GovInsider, an interview, Mongabay, in Indonesian
  • Reviewed: 3rd DYKnom, although I have 2 pending reviews.

Created by Juxlos (talk). Self-nominated at 15:49, 13 August 2018 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Interesting career, on good sources, no copyvio obvious. We will have to work on the hook. Saying "under something", without establishing that it is a person, is too misleading, - could be a structure, no? The "individual tree" thing is not in the article. How about mentioning Indonesia? - Article: what is an "alumni university"? I made several copy-edits, please check. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:28, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  • @Gerda Arendt: fixed alumni, and changed "under" to "tenure as mayor". Removed "individual" for simplicity. I'd say mentioning Indonesia is a bit overkill - this guy is a mayor of a single mid-sized city in Indonesia, not the President. Juxlos (talk) 13:33, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
Well, I don't plan to make him president, just say it's not in Finland, but fine ;) - How is this, to avoid the possessives:
ALT1: ... that as mayor of Pontianak, Sutarmidji launched an app allowing tracking of trees in the city?
Symbol confirmed.svg both, and open for other suggestions. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:40, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
Well, he didn't exactly launch it by himself but I assume any reader would get the idea. Second one flows better, I guess. Juxlos (talk) 14:01, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
As I said, better wording always welcome. If he had nothing to do with it, we shold look for a different fact ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:08, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: As in he didn't code it by himself :p. Maybe ALT2: ... that with Sutarmidji as mayor, Pontianak built an app allowing tracking of trees in the city? Juxlos (talk) 14:42, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg also approved, - although I think "launching" something doesn't imply "self-made". Striking first, ok? ALT1 and ALT2 are approved. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:57, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
Cool, now I'd let whoever promotes this to prep to pick either - same idea anyway. Juxlos (talk) 15:14, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on August 14

Caprella penantis

  • ... that the young of the skeleton shrimp Caprella penantis grow in a brood pouch and crawl away from their mother when sufficiently developed? Source: "fertilized eggs carried in the brood pouch of the female and direct-developing young emerging as crawl-away juveniles with no free-living planktonic larval stage"
    • ALT1:... that the skeleton shrimp Caprella penantis may take on the hue of whatever it is feeding on? Source: "C. penantis may gain color camouflage by incorporating the pigments of the biotic substrata on which it feeds"

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 19:38, 17 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg. new, copyvio 2%, long enough. sources sound, in-line citations and referenced well. Reads very well. I like ALT1. Whispyhistory (talk) 07:54, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

Diede de Groot

  • ... that Diede de Groot won the women's wheelchair tennis singles and doubles titles at Wimbledon in 2018? Source: [42])
    • ALT1:... that wheelchair tennis player Diede de Groot won back to back Wimbledon singles titles in 2017 and 2018? [43])
  • Reviewed: Currently have 3 DYKS, so no QPQ yet.

Moved to mainspace by MrLinkinPark333 (talk). Self-nominated at 16:39, 16 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg This article is new enough and long enough. Either hook could be used as both are cited inline. The article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. No QPQ needed. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:48, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

UMPS CARE

  • ... that since 2006, Major League Baseball umpires visiting hospitals have given seriously ill children more than 12,500 teddy bears, through their‎ UMPS CARE charity?‎ Source:"Umps Care, MLB Umpires Visit Rady Children's Hospital" (KNSD-TV)

Created by JGHowes (talk). Self-nominated at 02:32, 15 August 2018 (UTC).

Andrew Rowsey

Andrew Rowsey
Andrew Rowsey

Created by Editorofthewiki (talk). Nominated by Runningibis (talk) at 23:21, 14 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg - Length, Date, Cite, and Earwigs check, QPQ exempt. Image is freely licensed from Flickr. All three hooks approved. Mifter (talk) 23:49, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

Bestwood Country Park

Public domain pic of Portrait of Nell Gwynne at the National Portrait Gallery
  • ... that King Charles II offered to gift to his mistress, Nell Gwynne, "All the land she could ride around before breakfast," the next day, to his surprise, she had ridden out early and encircled Bestwood Park?
  • This ref [44] says Charles II and his guests, when staying in the lodge, would tease poor Nell for sleeping in and missing a good morning's sport. Charles II offered to gift to Nell, "All the land she could ride around before breakfast," and was surprised the next day to find Nell sitting for breakfast before the King and all the guests. It was claimed she had ridden out early, dropping handkerchiefs along her route, and the encircled area became Bestwood Park. This ref on the BBC website says the same thing [45].
    • ALT1:... that King Charles II offered his mistress, Nell Gwynne, "All the land she could ride around before breakfast," but was surprised when she had ridden around Bestwood Park the next morning?
    • ALT2 ...that King Charles II offered his mistress, Nell Gwynne, "All the land she could ride around before breakfast," and the next morning she had ridden out early and encircled Bestwood Park?

Created by Szzuk (talk). Self-nominated at 17:24, 14 August 2018 (UTC).

  • New enough. Long enough. Within policy. This is Szzuk's fifth nomination, so QPQ is not required. The hook is sourced and interesting, but is a hair too long. If @Szzuk: agrees to the shorter Alt 1, I can give this a green tick. Argento Surfer (talk) 17:51, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  • How about ALT2? Szzuk (talk) 18:01, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  • I added a portrait of Nell Gwynne from the article for consideration, it is in the public domain due to its age. The portrait of the king in the article is perhaps preferable as a former featured pic, but it is a little dark and I can't easily change its light level with it being a featured pic. Szzuk (talk) 06:54, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg The image is used in the article and is free. Argento Surfer (talk) 12:37, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on August 15

Vincent van Gogh (Russell painting)

John Peter Russell, Vincent van Gogh, 1886, Van Gogh Museum
John Peter Russell, Vincent van Gogh, 1886, Van Gogh Museum

Created by HappyWaldo (talk). Self-nominated at 05:39, 15 August 2018 (UTC).

  • The article was created on the submitted date
  • The article is over 1,500 characters
  • The article meets core policies and guidelines
  • The hook is under the designated character limit
  • QPQ checks out
  • The image is free, used in the article, and shows up well at small size
  • Good to go Symbol confirmed.svg Cognissonance (talk) 22:13, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

Godfrey's Cordial

  • ...that one of the most popular infant-sedatives in Victorian Britain, Godfrey's Cordial, led to numerous cases of fatalities?

Created by Winged Blades of Godric (talk) and Andrew Davidson (talk). Nominated by Winged Blades of Godric (talk) at 14:21, 16 August 2018 (UTC).

  • ALT1 ...that a popular infant-sedatives in Victorian Britain, Godfrey's Cordial, led to numerous cases of fatalities?
  • Symbol voting keep.svg -Article is new enough (created yesterday, 15 August 2018); easily long enough at nearly 3,200 chars; is neutral, well cited, and with no copyright issues (even the usual proper nouns, titles etc, oddly); Hook is well within character limit (~122 chars), accurate to the article, sourced, and definitely interesting (I for one wish we had a gallon of the stuff a few years ago—and I expect the eyes of parents to light up in hope around the globe on reading this...).
    For the specs, User:Winged Blades of Godric needs no QPQ, and Image is N/A. Which is a shame; haven't we got anything? I see Commons has File:At (Te)nnent's circulating-library Fleuron T161349-1.png, which appears to be an advert for Godfrey's original thing, at least according to the blurb. Fancy it?
    A very nice article and all parties involved are to be congratulated; I made a minor copyedit on my first trench run, feel free to revert as ever. Good to go wit ALT1, as, although only a minor tweak, the article doesn't actually say (unless I missed something, which is perfectly possible!) that it was the most popular, just that it was popular. Of course, if the sources themselves say that, the just tweak the article. Know what I mean?
    On a more local note, it makes things easier when the nominator adds the sources the hook uses, it saves slow brains such as myself from doing any work than I have to :) Just a heads-up for the future. —SerialNumber54129 paranoia /cheap sh*t room 15:43, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  • ALT2 ...that a popular infant sedative in Victorian Britain, Godfrey's Cordial, led to numerous cases of fatalities?
  • Fixed typo; I don't believe that infant sedative should be hyphenated. Catrìona (talk) 15:56, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Thank you for such a quick review:-)
  • As to reading pay-walled sources, you might fancy Sci-Hub but with due consideration of legal aspect(s) and all that stuff.
  • As to the image, I came across it but later choose to omit it, in light of the fact that it's pretty hard to read the image and the portion 1s. Godfrey's General Cordial, 6d. Friar's Balsam, 1s. Bateman's Pectoral Drops, 1s. Ladies black Sticking Plaister, 6d. Arquebusade Water, &c. has gone for a complete toss:-)
  • Your copy-editing was superb, as usual.I will try to take a peek at the aspect of most popular within the next few hours and at any case, Alt2 is quite good, as well.
  • As to sources, I ought to have inserted it.Actually, I was plainly following the guide of filling the template and choose to not add any source, since the guide did not mention it and I feared a botched-up template(:WBGconverse 16:44, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

Shiena Nishizawa

  • ... that "Love Men Holic" by Shiena Nishizawa is a love song that uses ramen-related puns in its lyrics? Source: [46] ("西沢幸奏さん(以下、西沢):今回は、曲ができるより先にラーメンのワードを歌詞に入れたらどうかというアイディアが出ていたんです。")
    • ALT1:... that Shiena Nishizawa was inspired to pursue a music career after receiving a guitar originally owned by her father? Source: [47] ("中学時代、父親が昔使っていたギターを手にしたことをきっかけに、音楽にのめり込んでいく。")

Improved to Good Article status by Narutolovehinata5 (talk), Juhachi (talk), and Msonnyandrean (talk). Nominated by Narutolovehinata5 (talk) at 03:29, 15 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg Article is long enough, recently promoted to GA. Neutral, no copyright issues, QPQ, adequate inline citations. I approve Alt 0 on good faith since the source is in Japanese. Skyes(BYU) (talk) 22:12, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on August 16

Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990

Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia
Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia

Created by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 17:44, 16 August 2018 (UTC).

  • @The C of E: Hook, while already well-publicized, would certainly be interesting to those who's not heard of it before. Image has an eligible license. Referencing seems on point and article is just about long enough. I'll do a plagiarism check in a bit. With QPQ resolved I'm fairly sure this article would pass - though it can probably benefit from some expansion regarding its passage and history of use, if there's any source. Juxlos (talk) 01:49, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

General eligiblity:

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Green tickY
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go Hawkeye7 (discuss) 05:58, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

Munafri Arifuddin

  • Reviewed: final (5th) DYK credit as my reviews aren't main paged yet.
  • Comment: I'm fairly sure this is a world first but I have no source backing it.

Created by Juxlos (talk). Self-nominated at 17:36, 16 August 2018 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Cool new article. Earwig's is down so I'll check copyvio later No plagiarism. I prefer the original to ALT1--you can link the election to the word "ran". You might also consider ...ran for mayor... to avoid repeating the "as". Catrìona (talk) 23:02, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

  • Actually, that flows better - let's go with that. Juxlos (talk) 23:57, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

Raindrop cake

  • ... that the raindrop cake (pictured) is a dessert that is made of water?
    Raindrop Cake (28130238005).jpg
    Vogue
    • ALT1:... that the raindrop cake is a dessert made of water that will melt if not eaten within twenty minutes? Vogue

Created by LittleT889 (talk). Self-nominated at 21:35, 16 August 2018 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Earwig's is down so I'll check copyvio later. Either hook is OK. Catrìona (talk) 23:08, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

RX12874

  • ... that the Royal Air Force's "Winkle" system tracked aircraft by listening for their radar jammers? Source: Gough
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created by Maury Markowitz (talk). Self-nominated at 22:45, 16 August 2018 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol voting keep.svg Markowitz seems not to need QPQ; Earwigs is down so I'll check copyvio later. confirmed clean of copyvio. Great work, Markowitz! Please consider making this a Good Article. Catrìona (talk) 22:54, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on August 17

edel-optics.de Arena

The Inselparkhalle in August 2015
The Inselparkhalle in August 2015
  • ... that 16 men’s teams and 12 women’s teams are competing in the 2018 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship at the Edel-optics.de Arena (pictured) in Hamburg? Source: "The world's wheelchair basketball elite will meet from the 16th August to 26th August 2018 at the edel-optics.de Arena, where 16 men’s teams and 12 women’s teams will compete for the title of World Champions." ([48])

Created by Hawkeye7 (talk). Self-nominated at 06:09, 17 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough and long enough. Within policy. Hook is interesting, formatted properly, the right length, and is sourced. QPQ is done. Image is free and used in the article. This one's good to go. Argento Surfer (talk) 13:26, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

Special occasion holding area

August 24 (140th anniversary of premiere)

Symphony for Organ No. 6 (Widor)

Hall at the Palais du Trocadéro in 1878
Hall at the Palais du Trocadéro in 1878
  • Reviewed: Torrance Barrens
  • Comment: best on 24 August - I hope we can have it pictured, because that unusual image is so far unused.

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 11:11, 21 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Well-written and adequately sourced. Meets DYK criteria. Should the hook say, "...Paris World Exposition..." to be clear in the reader's mind? Also, have you considered the other Commons images of the Trocadéro organ, instead of this photo of a model?  JGHowes  talk 03:00, 22 July 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for the review! I added Paris. Yes, I considered the images and found this one the most attractive in small size. After DYK, I'll take one of the others, but until - sadly - it has to be the same in hook and article ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:24, 22 July 2018 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go. As an organist myself, I look forward to seeing this on the Main Page, hopefully on 24 August as you noted.  JGHowes  talk 12:23, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

August 25

Serge Blanc (violinist)

Created by LouisAlain (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 12:43, 18 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Hmmm... little did I know "someone" noticed that article. Thanks Gerda, LouisAlain (talk) 18:52, 18 June 2018 (UTC) -->
  • Symbol possible vote.svg The article is new and has enough length. QPQ check is also done. However, there are several issues which need to be addressed before taking it to DYK. There are issues with Plagiarism, NPOV and referencing.
  • Copyvio check shows 48% confidence, and violation is possible.
  • The sentence about the subject's death is unreferenced.
  • The lead needs significant expansion considering the article's body.
  • One of the citation has a bare URL.
  • NPOV issues; "exceptional age", stress on the subject's age at various points of achievements may be avoided – this seems to be pushing the point of view about the subject's achievements.
  • Most of the article is only about the subject's achievements, there is no info about his life, and any criticism.
  • I would also suggest adding an infobox.
Regards, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talk • mail) 06:59, 30 June 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for the review. I am only the nominator, but will do what I can, but have several things on my to-do-list before I can turn to him. I noticed that a different site had translated the same French to English, but to my knowledge LouisAlain didn't even know that. No surprise they often arrived at similar wording. For many of thesee historic musicians, we don't know much about personal life and reception, and they are remembered for their achievements. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:22, 30 June 2018 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: Yes, I understand. If you'd like me to hold the nomination for some time, I'll be happy to do it. Let me know. Regards, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talk • mail) 16:20, 3 July 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for your patience. Instead of working on this (and another one waiting, and writing the article I had planned for today), I faced a load of tags for a BLP I watch, and another load for an article featured on the Main page, sigh. Also had to nominate a venerated woman for DYK today or never, which I managed to do, but the article is not yet in the shape I want it to be. Tomorrow will be busy RL, so it will be later today or on Thursday (unless we have new problems). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:37, 3 July 2018 (UTC)
Hopefully tomorrow, - at least I managed adding refs for another nom. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:03, 5 July 2018 (UTC)
Making progress: ibox, more lead, more trimming, no bare url seen anymore. Will look for cite for death, must be somewhere. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:03, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
More tricky than I thought: while several sources have him still living, his website and IMSLP have the date. What should we do, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:19, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: I'm really sorry that I missed the ping, may because I changed my username. Coming to the review, if we don't get it upto the mark, I think it is better to decline it. However, I would be happy to wait and see if any editors from the concerned WikiProject would like to take a look at this article. Regards, KCVelaga (talk • mail) 12:24, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
What do you think is missing? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:28, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: I only have a couple of concerns to be addressed before passing the nomination. The first one is that the statement about the subject's death is not cited. Secondly, I would suggest to split the biography section in various periods of life, for example, early life, career, later life etc. Regards, KCVelaga (talk • mail) 12:00, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
KCVelaga, I gave you now his official web for the date of death. Can't find another. Subheaders are not in the rules, afaik. Sorry for the late response, I had some other work overdue. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:46, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
ps: now that we this late, we might consider Bernstein's centenary 25 August. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:49, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
Symbol voting keep.svg GTG, assuming good faith towards the French sources. @Gerda Arendt: Ues, Subheaders are not mandatory, it was just a suggestion to improve the readability. Yes, now even I feel that featuring this hook on 25 August would be a good idea. Pinging Casliber to help with the date. Regards, KCVelaga (talk • mail) 16:30, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
Best thing is a note on the DYK discussion page. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 20:54, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg The hook might need to be rewritten as it appears to focus on two things: one is being admitted to a conservatory at age 11, the other is being the first to do a French recording of a certain musical work. By themselves either is interesting, but put together the current hook seems to lack focus. I'm aware that it's rather common in classical music to be admitted to music conservatories at a young age (which admittedly might not be a well-known fact to laymen), but the hook is not the kind which follows the "one leads to another" or the "contrast" format. So separate hooks for each may need to be written (i.e. focusing only either on his entry at a young age, or only on making that early recording), but not a hook on both at the same time. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 11:34, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
Obliging, sigh (loosing the information also that he studied at that Conservatoire - is there any rule demanding contrast, but prohibiting background? - and do me a favour, just ping instead of a message on my talk, causing more work, - leaving no alternative if to celebrate Bernstein):
ALT1: ... that Serge Blanc made the first recording in France of Bernstein's Serenade after Plato's "Symposium"?
How about promoting hooks that you like as they are, leaving the others to other prep builders? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:33, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: Is it okay if I suggest the following alternative hook:
ALT2: that violinist Serge Blanc first entered the Conservatoire de Paris at the age of eleven? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:38, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
Rubbing eyes. Wasn't it you who said many young people are. What in we celebrate Bernstein's centenay did you not understand? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:55, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
Well I guess if you don't want ALT2, we can go with ALT1 instead, which is cited inline and interesting, and indeed gives emphasis on the centenary. Restoring tick. Symbol voting keep.svg Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 19:08, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

August 29 (release date of new single)

Reona

  • ... that Japanese singer Reona is also a cosplayer? Source: [51]
    • ALT1:... that Japanese singer Reona was a cosplayer before starting her music career? Source: same as ALT1
  • Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/Saving Light
  • Comment: Requesting a special occasion hook on August 29, the release date of her major debut single. If this request is not accepted, then any date in the vicinity would be an acceptable alternative.

Created by Narutolovehinata5 (talk). Self-nominated at 02:30, 2 August 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg New enough, long enough. I have to AGF on the Japanese source for the hooks. I feel like ALT1 is a little more fleshed out in appearance. The article looks fine to me, and the hook is cited inline. QPQ present. Overall, it looks good to me. Raymie (tc) 19:49, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

August 31 (plot point)

Aya Hirano

  • Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/Hinulugang Taktak
  • Comment: If possible, I would like to request a special occasion hook for her birthday on October 8, but if this is not accepted, I would instead request for an alternative special date request on August 31, the date of an important plot point in the Endless Eight arc of the Haruhi Suzumiya series.

Improved to Good Article status by Juhachi (talk), Narutolovehinata5 (talk), and AngusWOOF (talk). Nominated by Narutolovehinata5 (talk) at 13:30, 17 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg - Article checks out based on mechanical check of readable text for length and potential copyvio; Nomination seems to have been on the same day as promotion to GA seems (if I understood the data correctly); as GA, article does seem to be free of outstanding issues. This checks out as far as I can tell. My only problem is that the hook's aren't as interesting as I'd like; the proposed one is fine, and so is Alt#2, while #3 is too generic, IMHO. Overall, seems okay to me. - Alternativity (talk) 05:13, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
@Alternativity: Thanks. What about the special occasion date though, is it approved? I think October 8 is a bit too far, but what about August 31? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 09:59, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg@Alternativity: if none of the hooks are interesting (which they aren't), please don't approve this. The nominator should submit an alternative. Yoninah (talk) 23:56, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
He said he's fine with ALT0 and ALT1, but wished there were more interesting hooks. Nevertheless, I'll see if I can find anything else that can be used as additional hooks. I'm also pinging Juhachi who's the article's primary contributor. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:01, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
  • @Narutolovehinata5: the problem with these hooks is they sound like they're written for a fan magazine. Most Wikipedia readers are not interested in these cotton candy details of the performer's life. Yoninah (talk) 00:06, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
I see, do you have any suggestions for a hook? I took a look at her Japanese Wikipedia page for possible new information, but it's quite barebones and mostly just a list. Also, could this work as ALT3? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:14, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
  • ALT3 ... that the song ""Bōken Desho Desho?" by Aya Hirano sold out on retail and online stores for several days after it was released? Source: [52]

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── ALT4 ... that Aya Hirano received her first role as a voice actress at the age of 14? Source: [53]-- 01:00, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

As Narutolovehinata5 thought, I did indeed and still feel that Alt0, Alt1 and now Alt4 are interesting enough, although just barely. I feel that Alt 2 and Alt 3 are entirely too bland. But this is rather subjective, so this bieng only my second DYK review ever, I had best defer to more experienced reviewers when it comes to the viability of existing or any upcoming proposed hooks.- Alternativity (talk) 05:43, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg I agree, ALT4 is a good hook. Let's go with that. ALT4 hook ref verified and cited inline. Rest of review per Alternativity. ALT4 good to go. Yoninah (talk) 09:39, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
@Yoninah: You accidentally used the DYK?no tick instead of the DYKtick tick. Also, I guess this can be moved to the special occasion area now? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 09:52, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: sorry, I found some close paraphrasing but then fixed it myself. I'll move this to the special occasions holding area. Yoninah (talk) 10:00, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

September 1 (start of World War II)

Bombing of Wieluń

Wieluń town center after German Luftwaffe bombing on morning of 1 September 1939
Wieluń town center after German Luftwaffe bombing on morning of 1 September 1939
  • ... that Wieluń in Poland became the first city to sustain major damage and casualties from German bombing in WWII? Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/we-must-not-forget-the-real-causes-of-the-war-1778973.html
    • ALT1:... that Wieluń, the first city to be bombed in WWII, had no military targets or value? Source: http://lodz.ipn.gov.pl/pl6/sledztwa/sledztwa/oddzialowa-komisja-w-lo/31454,Sledztwa-zakonczone-wydaniem-postanowienia-o-umorzeniu.html

Improved to Good Article status by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 13:55, 19 June 2018 (UTC).

Symbol confirmed.svgLength, date, hook ok. Polish sources accepted per AGF, though I can't read them. No readily apparent copyvio or neutrality problems; the content is more or less congruent with the less-developed German article. Interesting topic. Sandstein 13:20, 30 June 2018 (UTC)

It's a noteworthy date and this will be an appropriate lead image. I'm IAR and moving this to the special occasions holding area for September 1, 8 weeks from now. Yoninah (talk) 23:50, 30 June 2018 (UTC)

September 11 (birthday)

Elizabeth Kekaʻaniau

Elizabeth Kekaʻaniau, c. 1870
Elizabeth Kekaʻaniau, c. 1870

Source: Elizabeth Keka'ani'au [sic] recognized her role as an Ali'i and cared for her people.29 Because she was the last survivor of of the Ali'i who attended the Royal School, [54]

  • Reviewed: Malacañang of the North
  • Comment: Please use the image in promotion or use a cropped version. And if possible wait until September 11 to promote because it is her birthday.

Improved to Good Article status by KAVEBEAR (talk). Self-nominated at 15:18, 12 July 2018 (UTC).

  • I'll leave this to be reviewed by someone else, but six weeks after the nomination date (July 12) would be August 23, and September 11 is way too far from that. As such, I'm afraid the special occassion request has to be rejected. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:24, 1 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol voting keep.svg This is a newly promoted GA and meets the length and newness criteria. The image is in the public domain, the hook facts are sourced inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyvio / close paraphrasing issues. As it has taken some time for this nomination to be reviewed, I think it is within the six week holding period and can be held for September 11, as the nominator requested. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:02, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
  • @Cwmhiraeth: The special occasion area instructions state that "Articles nominated for a special occasion should be nominated ... between five days and six weeks before the occasion..." The article was nominated on July 12. I know some leniency is granted if the requested date is still close to the six-week, but September 11 is almost a full nine weeks after July 12. Or is this going to be an IAR case? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 11:19, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
  • It seems a pretty pointless rule to me and I think we can be flexible. Currently in the Special holding area we have Štefica Galić , nominated 70 days before the requested date, and Mimi Mondal, nominated about 95 days before. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:09, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
Considering the rule has been broken many times before, a discussion might be in order to either modify it or get rid of it altogether. In the meantime I'm moving this to the special occasions area. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 21:24, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
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