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This page holds approved nominations that are waiting to appear in the "Did you know" section on the Main Page. Following DYK approval, nominations are processed and moved into the Queue.

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Count of DYK Hooks
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April 1 1 1
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June 10 6 3
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June 13 5 2
June 14 7 3
June 15 9 3
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June 17 4 1
June 18 1
Total 186 73
Last updated 19:29, 18 June 2018 UTC
Current time is 19:30, 18 June 2018 UTC [refresh]

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Nominations

Approved nominations

Articles created/expanded on March 30

Hark, Hark! The Dogs Do Bark

Illustration accompanying an early 19th-century publication of "Hark, Hark! The Dogs Do Bark"
Illustration accompanying an early 19th-century publication of "Hark, Hark! The Dogs Do Bark"
  • ... that a theory dating the nursery rhyme Hark, Hark! The Dogs Do Bark to the aftermath of the Norman conquest of England was described as "ingenious if somewhat addlepated"? Source: Grace Rhys, Cradle Songs and Nursery Rhymes, page xvii. "Perhaps the most absurd of them all is one ... containing an ingenious if somewhat addlepated theory invented by Mr. Bellenden Ker."
  • ... that a theory dating the nursery rhyme Hark, Hark! The Dogs Do Bark to the Old English language was described as "ingenious if somewhat addlepated"? Source: Grace Rhys, Cradle Songs and Nursery Rhymes, page xvii. "Perhaps the most absurd of them all is one ... containing an ingenious if somewhat addlepated theory invented by Mr. Bellenden Ker."
  • ... that a theory claiming the lyrics of the nursery rhyme Hark, Hark! The Dogs Do Bark are actually in the Old English language was described as "ingenious if somewhat addlepated"? Source: Grace Rhys, Cradle Songs and Nursery Rhymes, page xvii. "Perhaps the most absurd of them all is one ... containing an ingenious if somewhat addlepated theory invented by Mr. Bellenden Ker."

Improved to Good Article status by NewYorkActuary (talk). Self-nominated at 15:18, 2 April 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg This is a newly promoted good article and is long enough and nominated in time. The image is in the public domain, the hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:22, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg I can't find any mention of the Norman conquests in the supplied source (Ker's book, cite 26). Gatoclass (talk) 13:59, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
Clarification has now been provided in that reference. NewYorkActuary (talk) 15:35, 5 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg The hook is not verified by the source. The quote about being "ingenious if somewhat addlepated theory" refers to Ker's translation of rhymes into English in order to make sense of them. The source says nothing about the Norman conquest. Please provide another hook. Yoninah (talk) 23:25, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
  • @NewYorkActuary: thanks for the alt hook. I added a paragraph break and would appreciate your specifying exactly which theory these people are belittling. Yoninah (talk) 00:45, 31 May 2018 (UTC)
@Yoninah: I've given it my best shot, but trying to describe both the theory and its reception in the same sentence is a tall order. For what it's worth, I think my first alternate hook is "hookier". NewYorkActuary (talk) 01:06, 31 May 2018 (UTC)
I see that I misunderstood your statement here. It seems that you weren't looking for a new hook, but for edits to the underlying article. But your request for clarification (in the article) is puzzling, because the bulk of the original paragraph describes Ker's theory in some detail (and, indeed, uses the word "theory" in that description). I truly do not see what additional clarification is needed there. NewYorkActuary (talk) 01:19, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

Having taken another look at this, I think the above alts are not quite accurate enough, so I suggest the following:

  • ALT3: ... that a theory claiming that the real meaning of English nursery rhymes such as Hark, Hark! The Dogs Do Bark can be extracted only by translating them into Dutch was described as "ingenious if somewhat addlepated"? Gatoclass (talk) 16:51, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Thank you, Gatoclass that's accurate and cited inline. Rest of review per Cwmhiraeth. ALT3 good to go. Yoninah (talk) 19:59, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg Actually, ALT3 has two problems. The first is that it's 213 prose characters, and thus too long. The second is that the the translation is back into English of Dutch words that sound like the English in the nursery rhyme (since the 16th-century Dutch is supposed to be a close approximation of the modernized Old English). Gatoclass, Yoninah, I've tried to come up with a revised hook that better matches the article, but have only been able to get it down to 206 characters; if we are able to dispense with the word "claiming", then it's under 200, but one of you may be able to think of a way of condensing the hook further:
  • ALT4: ... that a theory claiming that the true meaning of English nursery rhymes such as Hark, Hark! The Dogs Do Bark can be found by translating sound-alike Dutch words was called "ingenious if somewhat addlepated"? —BlueMoonset (talk) 00:27, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Thank you, BlueMoonset. I don't think you need "claiming" if it's a theory. How about:
  • ALT4a: ... that a theory that English nursery rhymes such as Hark, Hark! The Dogs Do Bark can be understood by translating sound-alike words into Dutch was called "ingenious if somewhat addlepated"? Yoninah (talk) 00:37, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Yoninah, if you read the article, the translation is from the sound-alike Dutch words back into English, since the 16th-century Dutch was said to be the effective equivalent of Old English. The word "town" in the modern version of the rhyme is the equivalent of the sound-alike Dutch "touwe", which means "rope", so "rope" is supposed to have been the original meaning. So ALT4a doesn't convey the theory accurately. I've recast it as ALT4b, which is right at 200 characters, but I hope explains it accurately:
  • ALT4b: ... that a theory that English nursery rhymes such as Hark, Hark! The Dogs Do Bark can be understood by translating sound-alike Dutch words back into English was called "ingenious if somewhat addlepated"?
I suppose that "back" might not be necessary, but it might actually be clearer. —BlueMoonset (talk) 02:50, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 1

Shmerke Kaczerginski

Created by Copper Dreamer (talk). Self-nominated at 19:11, 1 April 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Good topic and article eligible, but sentence needs clarification and specification. (When? Where?) Also needs source attached to nomination.--PlanespotterA320 (talk) 14:38, 10 April 2018 (UTC)
  • @Copper Dreamer: Still needs to be a bit more specific. What country or countries of Europe? What format were the songs (sheet music? rare book collections? audio format? were they the only copies? Was this a one-time thing or did he save different songs many times? Did he just memorize them?) Also may want to describe who Shmerke Kaczerginski is. (perhaps start off with ...Shmerke Kaczerginski, a musician... or something like that.--PlanespotterA320 (talk) 17:40, 10 April 2018 (UTC)
  • A mix of sheet music and having people sing to him, all over Europe. It's hard to both have a hyper-specific and descriptive sentence that simultaneously only uses one source; are composites from multiple sources acceptable? Copper Dreamer (talk) 18:53, 10 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Of course! Both of the nominations I've written have two sources. Use the ALT2 template for the new re-write.--PlanespotterA320 (talk) 19:12, 10 April 2018 (UTC)
  • The template to indicate the nomination is reworded and re-written.--PlanespotterA320 (talk) 15:17, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg It's been about eight weeks. Can we please get a new reviewer to see where we are, and what needs still to be done? (Copper Dreamer does not seem to have made any edits to the article in response to the review.) I'm not entirely sure that the requests for detail in the review are necessary for a DYK; the important thing for this nomination seems to me to be that there were indeed 250 songs about the Holocaust that were saved by Kaczerginski; as the Duhl source is not online, we would have to AGF on the sourcing. BlueMoonset (talk) 01:35, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol voting keep.svg @BlueMoonset: I do agree that the details of the songs are irrelevant for our purposes here. If an offline source says he saved 250 songs, that's enough for us. The article was newly created before the nomination and is more than large enough. Inline citations are in every paragraph. Some wording could use some changes (like the lead sentence says he's Yiddish, but Yiddish is a language, not a nationality, so I will change that to Russian, and the sentence in the body with the "250 song" claim includes "he is considered to have been tremendously influential", which is POV). This is the editor's first DYK, so QPQ is not required. This seems fine to me. – Muboshgu (talk) 17:46, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 23

Regional council of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

  • ... that Marie-Guite Dufay was not elected president of the regional council of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in a single round despite the left holding an absolute majority of seats? Source: "Alors que la gauche dispose de la majorité absolue au sein du Conseil Régional, il aura fallu deux tours de scrutin pour désigner la Franc-Comtoise à la tête de la nouvelle grande région Bourgogne Franche-Comté." (France 3 Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, 4 January 2016)
    • ALT1:... that members of the Radical Party of the Left initially voted against electing Marie-Guite Dufay as president of the regional council of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in order to secure vice-presidencies? Source: "Les 2 voix du Parti Radical de Gauche ne sont pas allées au premier tour à la candidate socialiste. Une façon de faire pression, c'est évident. Le PRG avait réclamé selon nos informations des fauteuils de vice-présidents au groupe socialiste." (France 3 Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, 4 January 2016)

Moved to mainspace by Mélencron (talk). Self-nominated at 05:59, 23 April 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. QPQ has been done. I am approving the original hook but not ALT1 which relies on rumour rather than fact. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:00, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hello, I came by to promote this, but I have some issues with the hook. The article states that Dufay was not elected in the first round, only in the second round. It would have been interesting if Dufay wasn't elected at all, but the article states that she's the incumbent. Also, it's not exactly uncommon for leaders to take several rounds before being elected anyway. Perhaps the hook could be rephrased in a more unique way, or maybe a different hook could be proposed here? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 04:11, 3 June 2018 (UTC)
  • I think it's worth noting simply because it was unexpected, but I'm unsure about what an alternate hook might look like. Mélencron (talk) 13:41, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 24

subcortical ischemic depression

5x expanded by Annaleisg (talk). Self-nominated at 15:27, 24 April 2018 (UTC).

General eligiblity:

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

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

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Y Y Symbol confirmed.svg

Cgorman4 (talk)

  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg I think it is important that an experienced, independent DYK reviewer check this, as both reviewer and nominator are new to DYK and to Wikipedia in general, and both appear to be taking the same class at Notre Dame. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:54, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Confirming that this nomination meets the DYK criteria of newness, length, cited hook, neutrality and absence of copyvios. Good to go. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:23, 12 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg The article currently has several "medical citation needed" tags. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 04:12, 3 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg The nominator has not edited since the nomination period, and the sourcing issues have not been addressed. As it is unlikely that the issues will be resolved in the short term, this nomination is now marked for closure. If another editor is willing to adopt this nomination before this closes, they are free to do so. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:28, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 25

Da der Herr Christ zu Tische saß

Nicolaus Herman on the title page
Nicolaus Herman on the title page
  • Reviewed: Endangered river
  • Comment: It would be nice to mention that the biographer Spitta thought that Bach may have also composed the melody, but not in 200 chars. The title of the hymnal would also be nice: Die Sonntagsevangelia über das Jahr in Gesänge verfasset für die Kinder und christlichen Hausväter (The Sundays' Gospels through the year in songs written for the children and Christian fathers).

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 08:11, 29 April 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg This article replaces a redirect and is new enough and long enough. The image is in the public domain, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. I do not like the hook because I find the second half incomprehensible. What about
Bach composed four-part settings of many hymns, - the unique thing about this one is that nobody knows the hymn anymore, only by this setting. We can perhaps drop "later melody"?
ALT2: ... that Nikolaus Herman published in 1560 a long Passion hymn, "Da der Herr Christ zu Tische saß" (title page of hymnal pictured), which is only still known because Bach composed a four-part setting? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:34, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol voting keep.svg Right, let's go with ALT2 then. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:19, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Reopening nomination because I pulled this over discussion at Errors/DYK talk. Espresso Addict (talk) 22:47, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
ALT3: *... that Nikolaus Herman published in 1560 a long Passion hymn, "Da der Herr Christ zu Tische saß" (title page of hymnal pictured), which Bach treated to a four-part setting?
ALT4: *... that the title of "Da der Herr Christ zu Tische saß" (title page of hymnal pictured), a long Passion hymn by Nikolaus Herman published in 1560, alludes to the Last Supper? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:28, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Reviewer needed to check the new ALT hooks. BlueMoonset (talk) 06:40, 8 June 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 6

Drift whale

  • ... that the Drift whale means "wind-fall" in Icelandic? Source: "The meaning of the word “drift-whale” in Icelandic, “hvalreki,” has the same meaning as “wind-fall” – an unexpected good incurred at no cost." Icelandic whaling is a relic of a past some (but ever fewer) Icelanders cannot let go of at Sigrún Davíðsdóttir's Icelog

Created by Carbon Caryatid (talk) and 7&6=thirteen (talk). Nominated by 7&6=thirteen (talk) at 17:35, 13 May 2018 (UTC). 7&6=thirteen () 17:35, 13 May 2018 (UTC)

  • Symbol question.svg This interesting article is long enough and new enough. The article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. Although either of the suggested hooks could be used, I do not care for them much. What about a hook relating to a drift whale bursting, or one about the botulism that affected the Bering Sea fishing villagers who consumed parts of a drift whale? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:09, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
Although I created the article, I had nothing to do with the DYK, so I'm not necessarily attached to either of the original proposals. I do object to Cwmhiraeth's alternatives, though, as unduly sensationalist. I would prefer the DYK hook to reflect the tone of the article, which is generalist and scholarly, I think. If I am wrong, and the purpose of the hook is solely to attract eyeballs and clicks, then we can follow the journalist's mantra, "If it bleeds, it leads", and tempt the reader with explosions and near-death experiences. However, I'd rather use a hook that speaks to the main thrust of the article, which at the moment (I still have material I'm working on) is anthropological and historic. So yes, with tweaks:
Or for something completely different:
  • ALT4:...that the skills learned from processing drift whales on the beach may have led to hunting live ones on the ocean? Source: Whale Hunting and the Makah Tribe: A Need Assessment
Carbon Caryatid (talk) 12:14, 24 May 2018 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg I don't want to force you into a sensationalist hook if you would prefer something else, so I am giving a tick to all four hooks. However, I can't say I am impressed by the "gathered resource" hooks, because collecting or using something washed up by the sea is so obviously a gathered resource, like collecting seaweed for fertiliser or driftwood for fuel. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:42, 24 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote ALT4, but it needs an inline cite in the article. Otherwise it looks like an OR statement, supported by two facts. (Personally, I think you have so many facts in the article that you could do better with the hook.) Yoninah (talk) 22:21, 26 May 2018 (UTC)
I have re-read the sources and added (inelegantly) the reference from one example sentence to the paragraph's lead sentence, which was then adapted to become ALT4. Thank you for saying that the article has a lot of facts; that's always good to hear. Carbon Caryatid (talk) 15:36, 27 May 2018 (UTC)

Yoninah, I am going to unstrike the original and alternate hook, as they are suported by cited sources and (I thought) perfectly fine. They were approved hooks,. I struck thenm only to plate the original reviewer, and that was my error. Can we go with one of those? 7&6=thirteen () 13:04, 27 May 2018 (UTC)

  • Well, the original reviewer nixed ALT1, and ALT0 is really not hooky without saying more about what a drift whale is. I could suggest other hooks, but not today as I'm really tired. Yoninah (talk) 19:58, 27 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Here are some new alts with images:
Flensing a whale at Neah Bay, Washington, 1910
Flensing a whale at Neah Bay, Washington, 1910
  • ALT5: ... that the Icelandic word for "drift whale" translates as "windfall", since the washed-up carcass provides meat, blubber, fat, and other benefits to the finders (pictured)?
  • ALT6: ... that the carcasses of humpback (pictured), fin, sperm, right, and pilot whales are most likely to drift ashore rather than remain at sea? Yoninah (talk) 19:04, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Approving ALT5 which is interesting and cited inline. The image that goes with it is also interesting. Not approving ALT6 because the whales mentioned there are examples given for one particular locality, New England. Good to go. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 17:34, 1 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the review, . I'm removing the image for ALT6 so it won't be confusing. Yoninah (talk) 19:19, 2 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hello, I came to promote this, but ALT5 is a bit confusing: the hook says that the Icelandic word for drift whales translates to "wind-fall" because of what's mentioned in the hook fact, but the article itself does not make this direct connection; if anything, the article says that the reason for the "wind-fall" etymology is due to the good fortune involved and not the part about meat. Perhaps either the article or the hook should be rephrased? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:56, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:56, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

I am guessing you missed this, which was already in the article: }The bounty and good fortune inherent in this find are recognised in etymology: "The meaning of the word 'drift-whale' in Icelandic, 'hvalreki,' has the same meaning as 'wind-fall' – an unexpected good incurred at no cost", according to Sigrún Davíðsdóttir, London correspondent of the Icelandic national broadcaster RÚV." Davíðsdóttir, Sigrún. "Icelandic whaling is a relic of a past some (but ever fewer) Icelanders cannot let go of at Sigrún Davíðsdóttir's Icelog". uti.is. Retrieved 11 May 2018.  7&6=thirteen () 12:54, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
Yes I saw that part. What I meant was that the hook directly links the term "wind-fall" to carcass meat, but the paragraph in the article (which you quoted) instead focuses on the concept of the wind-fall itself; while the discussion of carcass meat is in the article, it's in a different paragraph, and the article does not make explicit links there. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:01, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
Yoninah was kind enough to propose this hook, which has been reviewed by Cwmhiraeth Narutolovehinata5, I apologize for being dense, but I don't understand what it is that you want, and honestly don't see the problem you do with the hook. That's a 10-1. I would love to help, but we are at a stalemate. 7&6=thirteen () 17:00, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
I can't understand the problem either. A dead whale drifts onto a beach - what a windfall for the local people, who can make good use of the meat, blubber, fat and other products! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 17:33, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 9

1946 British Embassy bombing

Created by TheGracefulSlick (talk). Self-nominated at 18:36, 8 May 2018 (UTC).

  • Hook unsourced, serious POV problems with the article, and the hook, per WP:TERRORIST. NPOV is not the view of the British colonial office.Icewhiz (talk) 20:17, 8 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Icewhiz so the person who placed the tag in the first place is reviewing the article? Shocking. Totally unbiased assement. Did you check the article for the inline source, as required? I revised the hook as well to remove "terrorist attack".TheGracefulSlick (talk) 20:21, 8 May 2018 (UTC)
  • I merely commented here as well - did not pass/reject - leaving that to someone else as I intend to heavily edit the article tomorrow. The revised hook is ok npov now (the article still not), though I would add the year. Citations in the article could be improved - mainly in the lede which is overly long and not a summary of the body. You do not cite a source for first - here for the hook, or in the article (where it appears only in the lede, without a source).Icewhiz (talk) 20:34, 8 May 2018 (UTC)
  • And when will you explain the POV tag, Icewhiz? Consider the fact that tag-bombing is disruptive. As you plan to heavily edit the article, should I anticipate this terror attack suddenly becoming a revolutionary act of courage and defiance, despite sources saying otherwise. I can change the article to fit accordingly if that is the case. Also, remember the bombing is the main point of discussion; I'll readily point out issues with WP:SYNTH when you edit.TheGracefulSlick (talk) 20:46, 8 May 2018 (UTC)
  • I explained the tag in my edit summary, however I shall cross post this to the TP.

Icewhiz (talk) 20:48, 8 May 2018 (UTC)

Drive-by POV tagging of any article on Israel's conflict with Palestinians is normal, and mostly unmotivated. Serious concerns, if they exist, should be first raised on the talk page, with a series of bulleted notes saying where the perceived problem lies. This was not done, and thus editors were unable to address the ostensible issues the tag alludes to. In any case, the article has since been comprehensively revised according to the best available Italian scholarship, with a focus on ascertained facts, or perceived facts balanced for the different approaches used by scholarship. There is no point in asserting that the use of 'terrorist' as a descriptor is POV: the militant organisations concerned were branded by Israel terrorist, the appropriate Jewish agencies of the day recognized them as such, and numerous high quality sources have no problem in using that descriptor, because it objectively states what the Irgun was doing.Nishidani (talk) 17:13, 9 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Nishidani would it be alright if I co-credited you with this DYK? Your expansion more than sufficiently addressed the POV tag and I appreciate the work.TheGracefulSlick (talk) 16:53, 9 May 2018 (UTC)
Well, that is very gracious of you, but really all I've done is to tweak a solid piece of work that was already there before I noticed. An acknowledgement would strike me as a kind of hijacking of credit the page creator should get recognition for.Nishidani (talk) 17:06, 9 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg New article, certainly long enough and appears to be impeccably written and sourced. Any edit warring appears to have died down, suggesting it is acceptably neutral. I'd just suggest a little more context would be helpful in the (potentially very intriguing ) hook, for example:
ALT1: ... that the 1946 bombing of the British Embassy in Rome was the first operation by the Revisionist Zionist group Irgun against British personnel in Europe? Sionk (talk) 22:42, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
Sionk that looks like a much improved hook. I would accept that version.TheGracefulSlick (talk) 16:37, 15 May 2018 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Fine, in that case let's go for ALT1. Ready to move to the next stage. Sionk (talk) 23:53, 15 May 2018 (UTC)
Symbol possible vote.svg @TheGracefulSlick: This is ineligible for promotion until the tagged issues have been resolved. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:22, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

Comment I have started RFC to resolve the issue of sources. Shrike (talk) 18:48, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

Symbol confirmed.svg There has been considerable discussion on the article Talk page, the article has been re-written in parts and better sources found where appropriate to shore-up any disputed facts. The clean-up tags were removed over two weeks ago. I'd hope there would be no further need to address very minor issues using 'clean-up' templates and this DYK can proceed to the next stage. Sionk (talk) 21:24, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
The Bagoon source still in the article and the RFC was still not concluded.Lets wait for RFC to conclude so we can decide if the Bagoon should stay or notShrike (talk) 04:57, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
The input on the RFC seems to have ceased many days ago and consensus seems to be that the source can remain if used with care. It's a very minor issue in a very lengthy generally well written and informative article. Sionk (talk) 20:24, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
That is not the consensus I see there - which is either exclude of no consensus (which would lead to exclude). We could perhaps ask for a close for this RfC. There are also some formatting issues in the article in newly added efns.Icewhiz (talk) 20:35, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
The RFC should be closed by uninvolved editor.I have no problem that it will happen now. Shrike (talk) 05:46, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
The issue can be resolved by normal editing. Articles are things that evolve and hopefully improve. It shouldn't be an impediment to the DYK. Sionk

(talk) 21:29, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

This clearly disputed and should be sorted before promotion.Per WP:DEADLINE we can wait. Shrike (talk) 21:33, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 11

Li Qiang (minister)

Li Qiang
Li Qiang
  • ... that Li Qiang (pictured), the communications head of the Chinese Communist Party's intelligence agency, was forced to take refuge in the Soviet Union after the defection of his friend, the head assassin? Source: [3] Google translation
  • ALT1 ... that Li Qiang (pictured), China's Vice Minister of Foreign Trade, secretly visited the Ho Chi Minh trail during the Vietnam War? Source: same as above

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 05:56, 12 May 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline and either could be used, although I prefer the original hook. The image is in the public domain, the article is neutral and Earwig's tool doesn't bring up any concerns. QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:27, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

Symbol question.svg Hello, I came to promote this, but the hook fact in ALT0 (that his friend and the CCP's head assassin defected) is not explicitly mentioned in the article. A certain Gu Shunzhang is discussed, but it's not clear in the article that he was an assassin, only that he was "head of the Red Squad". This thus makes it difficult for those unfamiliar with Chinese history to make the connection. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:32, 8 June 2018 (UTC)

@Narutolovehinata5: The Red Squad was Teke's assassination team, see Barnouin 2006. It's mentioned earlier in the article. I've now added an extra ref tag immediately after the sentence. -Zanhe (talk) 02:39, 8 June 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)

Articles created/expanded on May 19

James Willing

Created by DavidDelaune (talk). Self-nominated at 21:55, 19 May 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, and any of the three hooks could be used. The article is neutral and Earwig's copyvio tool does not bring up anything alarming. @DavidDelaune: Congratulations on your first DYK! You will not need to do a QPQ review of another nomination, and somebody will promote this hook to the queue in due course. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:28, 1 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Just a question before I promote this: is there any information about his later life and death? Since the article only discusses his expedition and doesn't go into detail about what happened afterwards. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 12:48, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
  • I intentionally omitted his later life and subsequent death. Most of the literature states that James Willing was captured by the British in October of 1778 at the age of 28 onboard on a ship out at sea and remained a prisoner for an unknown length of time. It appears that he may have been held prisoner for up to a decade. The historical data is incomplete and there are no dates for when he was released and returned to the United States. A publication from 1902 states that James Willing died in Haverford, Pennsylvania but gives no details about the cause of death. Source: The American Monthly Magazine National Society D.A.R. DavidDelaune (talk) 19:28, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
@DavidDelaune: Perhaps you can add those to the article anyway? Because the article feels incomplete otherwise. Since the data is incomplete, you can write the information in such a way that this is reflected like: "he was later kept prisoner for an unknown length of time" and "he die in 1902" or something to that effect. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 21:31, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 20

Halfway (EastEnders)

  • ... that actor Tony Clay had his hair cut in a certain way for the role of Halfway in EastEnders? Source is within the article (ref #21)
    • ALT1:... that EastEnders character Halfway was only intended to appear for two months, but returned following a positive response? Source: "I think there was quite a nice reaction online and from people who watched it, from what I was told. ... I got a phone call asking if I'd be willing to come back."
  • Reviewed: Mary Burger
  • Comment: Feel free to edit the hooks.

Moved to mainspace by Soaper1234 (talk). Self-nominated at 21:29, 20 May 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article is new enough and moved into the mainspace with in the correct time frame. Carried out spot checks, all checks out and the article is fully sourced. No block quoting or over use of quotes. Ref provided for both hooks. I prefer ALT 1. Good to go.Rain the 1 21:38, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
*ALT2: ... that EastEnders producers decided to explore a darker side to character Halfway by introducing his brother?
  • ALT3: ... that actor Tony Clay received several messages on Twitter after his first episode from fans who believed his character Halfway had killed a popular character? Source: "So obviously, initially when they first saw that episode, they thought: 'Oh my God, they're going to kill Mick off. Is this the end?' My Twitter was absolutely flooded with messages saying: 'Dude, what have you done?'"
  • I think you could do something with "Dude, what have you done?" here.... like "... that actor Tony Clay was asked "dude, what have you done?" on Twitter when his EastEnders character Halfway shot Mick Carter?" I dunno, but something like that. The Rambling Man (talk) 09:57, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
  • @The Rambling Man: What about phrasing it like this? Soaper1234 - talk 10:39, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
  • ALT4: ... that actor Tony Clay was asked "Dude, what have you done?" on Twitter when his EastEnders character, Halfway, shot a popular character?
  • @Soaper1234: I'll wait for others to work out the hook. One thought: Could you start a page on Tony Clay? Even it's a stub, it will help the hook from having a redirect in it. Alternately, you could get a double hook out of it. Yoninah (talk) 20:15, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
  • @Yoninah: A page was created for him, but it was deleted as it lacked notability. There isn't loads of sources about him out there either so I wouldn't be able to make him an article, sorry. Soaper1234 - talk 21:17, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 21

Petronius Maximus

Improved to Good Article status by Gog the Mild (talk). Self-nominated at 09:33, 22 May 2018 (UTC).

  • This is not very accurate. the 455 sack of Rome was in no way through (city not burnt, citizens not murdered etc). Nor did the vandals wantonly destroy anything. What they did was deface the cultural content of Rome, hence why vandalism means defacement, rather than destruction. With that in mind I have drafted ALT2. JLJ001 (talk) 01:26, 24 May 2018 (UTC)


Hook eligiblity:

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

Overall: Symbol redirect vote 4.svg I will leave it up to someone else to decide on the hook, both were perfectly good until I added one, considering this is Wikipedia ALT1 might be good, but maybe too self-referential. I have never reviewed before so by all means assume that I must have bungled something somewhere. JLJ001 (talk) 12:24, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

  • Hi JLJ001. Apologies for the delay. I was on holiday and wanted to get back to my sources. But on reflection, having a debate on how thorough the sack was is bootless on a DYK nom. Your Alt 2 seems fine to me, probably better than my original. (Alt1 was mostly a joke and I agree that it is too self-referential.) Gog the Mild (talk) 12:12, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
It's really not a problem at all, I would definitely have approved this myself if it wasn't for the recommendation for new reviewers to get a second opinion. JLJ001 (talk) 13:03, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg This is a newly-promoted GA, and is long enough and nominated soon enough. The article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues, although Earwig was concerned about this site, I think that the Total War Centre post was derived from Wikipedia and not vice versa. As for which hook to use, if you want to go with ALT2, you will need a suitably worded sentence in the Aftermath section with a citation at the end. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:14, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
@Cwmhiraeth: Yes, the TWC article seems to incorporate a partial lift of an earlier version of the Wikipedia article. If I can go with ALT0 I would like to, but JLJ001 had doubts as to its accuracy; not, I think, as to how well sourced it was. Rather than get into a potentially extended debate on history, sources and etymology I accepted his ALT2, which seems fine to me and which they felt was appropriately sourced. The aftermath stated "The Vandal's activities gave rise to the modern term vandalism." and was sourced; now amended to "The Vandal's activities during the sack gave rise to the modern term vandalism." I could give more detail, eg on the etymology, but this would be getting off topic given that the modern usage was first recorded in the 1660s. Gog the Mild (talk) 13:45, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Approving the original hook. I found another source which confirmed that the sacking was thorough, but that through the intervention of the pope, murder, rape and arson were largely avoided. I have struck the other two hooks, ALT1 because it is unsuitable and ALT2 because the aftermath section does not mention "objects of cultural significance" as such. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:12, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Death of Mustafa Tamimi

  • ... that the soldier killing Mustafa Tamimi by firing a tear-gas canister at him was cleared since the Israel army said he had not seen "any people in the line of fire and was not criminally liable"? Source: Jpost, BBC

Created by Mhhossein (talk). Self-nominated at 19:10, 26 May 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough (moved to draft in 21 May), long enough. Generally well-written, neutral and sourced, though I suggest: (1) double-checking grammar and (2) adding some Israeli point of view to the "Controversies" section. In addition to using a Telegraph article as a source here, maybe you could also incorporate one or two Israeli media as source? No copyvio issue found. As for the hook, technically it's within the 200 characters limit, but IMO it's too long to be easily parsable in the Main page, so I suggest coming up with a shorter one. Remember, this will only be one of the many hooks there, if one is too long, readers will just skip reading it. QPQ is not done. HaEr48 (talk) 17:41, 27 May 2018 (UTC)
Thank you HaEr48 for the precise review. I have already tweaked the article for grammatical issues and have asked the GOCE to take a look at it. Also, I used an Israeli source to add their POV to the article, as you had suggested. The controversies section is now a balanced combination of the two sides POV. QPQ is provided and here's a new hook:
@Mhhossein: thanks for the update. In my opinion, the article is in good shape now. I feel the hook can still be shortened. Try to avoid too many dependent clause, and prefer a straightforward sentence. May I suggest:

@Mhhossein: What do you think? HaEr48 (talk) 06:26, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

@HaEr48: The suggested hooks are good, but how about the following:
Thank you again. --Mhhossein talk 13:57, 3 June 2018 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg ALT4 is good to go for me, if that's your preference. HaEr48 (talk) 05:23, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
  • @BlueMoonset: I'm in the process of acquiring a free photo for this nomination. What should be done in order for the DYK to get reviewed after the image is inserted? Can it be kept and reviewed here in this board? Regards. --Mhhossein talk 13:44, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
  • @Mhhossein: You can just do it here and ask me to review again. Check the other nominations on how the picture can be inserted in this page. Note: Even if the reviewer approves your picture, it doesn't guarantee this hook will be selected to be the lead hook. Only 1/8 hooks will be the lead hook and it's generally up to the promoter. HaEr48 (talk) 16:47, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 24

Lucy McBath

Created by Muboshgu (talk). Self-nominated at 17:07, 24 May 2018 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Created 23 May, nominated 24 May. 2187 characters readable prose, start class (which I concur with, in accordance with WP:BLP). All paragraphs cited. Appears exceptionally neutral, even for a political figure's page. Per Earwig's Copyvio Detector, highest overlap 16.7% with no plagiarism on manual inspection. Hook (ALT0) is supported by the CNN source, "And while Jordan's death may have been the catalyst to her activism..." Hook is interesting and <200 characters. No pictures used. QPQ completed, AGF for the count. Altogether, DYK nom is good to go! ―Biochemistry🙴 04:59, 26 May 2018 (UTC)

  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote ALT0, but I don't see the hook fact stated in the article. (Note that the CNN source says it "may" have inspired her activism.) Yoninah (talk) 22:34, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
  • @Yoninah: Hmm. It may not be in explicit terms, come to think of it. I'm out of free AJC views for the month already, so I can't re-read those links at the moment. Here are two alts... – Muboshgu (talk) 22:45, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Sorry, I don't find either of those very hooky. I looked at the first AJC article and saw exactly what you wrote in your article. Yoninah (talk) 22:54, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
  • I hope it wasn't exactly the same given close paraphrasing is bad. How are those less hook-y than ALT0? – Muboshgu (talk) 23:01, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
  • No, it wasn't close paraphrasing; I mean it was the same information. The earlier hooks are much more hooky with that word "inspired". Perhaps if one of the advocacy things she did was very popular, you could write "that after the fatal shooting of her son, Lucy McBath did this." I'm not finding much hooky in the article; is there any more information that you could add with an eye to a hook? Yoninah (talk) 23:16, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
  • I've added a new source to the article, and thereby propose hook:
  • ALT4: ... that Democratic Party congressional candidate Lucy McBath made her decision to run for office during breakfast? (Source: here, "The tipping point, however, came during a breakfast meeting last June with a state legislator, ...'I just sat there for a moment and then it rolled off my tongue. That’s when I said, OK. And I’ve been off and running ever since.'")
I'm intentionally leaving out the details of the specific breakfast. Thoughts? ―Biochemistry🙴 23:57, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
I guess so. Seems a little trivial. Should be "Democratic Party congressional candidate". Yoninah (talk) 00:00, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
Perhaps there's a way to make it more hooky. You're right--that was a little ambiguous of me; I've updated the ALT4 hook accordingly. How about this?
It was, after all, a specific breakfast. I'm a little wary of violating WP:BLP if I suggest a hook that is too likely to be misconstrued.―Biochemistry🙴 00:47, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 26

John W. Brady

John W. Brady
John W. Brady
  • ... that when Texas judge John W. Brady (pictured) heard his sentence for murdering his mistress, he cried out "I didn’t do it; I didn’t do it. I do not deserve that sentence"? Source: tenth paragraph of this article.

Created by Usernameunique (talk). Self-nominated at 13:10, 2 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Full review is to follow, but I can see some inconsistencies in the article: first, the article says he was born in either 1869 or 1870, but the lede and infobox only acknowledge 1869. Second, the article uses DMY throughout, but the infobox uses MDY. Please change the MDY dates in the infobox to DMY for consistency. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 22:12, 8 June 2018 (UTC)

Hook eligiblity:

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

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:35, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

  • Symbol question.svg Coming to promote this, I found myself unhappy with the hook wording. Surely he was responding to the verdict and not the sentence, which seems to have been amazingly lenient? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:52, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Cwmhiraeth, I agree that the sentence seems amazingly lenient as well, but that's with the benefit of 21st-century sensibilities and legal norms. Brady was cast as something of a tragic hero at the trial---an unparalleled legal mind brought down by the bottle and a succubus---and his legal team was aiming for an outright acquittal, not a conviction for a lesser offense. Many of the legal arguments, such as insanity due to intoxication, would likely not be allowed today, and many of the insinuations, such as that his mistress was a loose woman who had it coming, would likely not be accepted. I can flush out the article more if you like---the trials were covered extensively, and there's much that can be added---but at the end of the day, attempting to find rationality in a statement made by a guy who killed his mistress because she was sleeping with someone else may be a bit of a futile task. --Usernameunique (talk) 19:06, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg As you seem sure that he was disappointed at the sentence and not (or perhaps as well as) the verdict, then the hook is satisfactory. His words certainly imply that. I will replace the tick and someone else can promote the hook. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:21, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 27

Puna Geothermal Venture

Lava fountaining at the edge of the Puna Geothermal Venture facility
Lava fountaining at the edge of the Puna Geothermal Venture facility

Created by Jusdafax (talk), AHeneen (talk), Phoenix7777 (talk), and Adam850 (talk). Nominated by AHeneen (talk) at 04:26, 2 June 2018 (UTC).

Review Tisquesusa (talk) 16:05, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

Article

  • New – Symbol confirmed.svg
  • Long enough – Symbol confirmed.svg
  • Within policy – Symbol confirmed.svg
  • Comments - Symbol question.svg solve website in infobox using the URL template, solve ref 9, the "geology" chapter doesn't talk about geology, more about the geothermal part, but that's a minor comment.

Hook

  • Format – Symbol confirmed.svg
  • Content - Symbol confirmed.svg first hook is best, it is the uniqueness of the dacitic magma in an oceanic basaltic setting that is the interesting part
  • Other - Symbol question.svg maybe combine the two into "that unique dacitic magma was encountered by Puna Geothermal Venture in 2005, in 2018 damaged by the lower Puna eruption ...?"
  • QPQ – Symbol confirmed.svg 24 credits given
  • Image - Symbol confirmed.svg - USGS, public domain
Symbol question.svg @Tisquesusa: It is not clear from your review whether this nomination is approved or not. In future, please use the check marks {{y}} and {{n}} to check off the criteria, and the DYK icon just for your summation. It's easier for the promoter and the bot. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 00:49, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
I filled in the citation for ref 9 and shortened the URL in the infobox. The geology section is about the subsurface of the site (it's in Kilauea East Rift Zone, basaltic rock, wells rely on permeability of two fracture zones). I expanded the subsection title to "Geology of geothermal reservoir" just for clarity. As for the combined hook, I don't think there is a good way of combining the two facts concisely and remaining interesting. I added ALT2, which fixes a couple minor issues in the original proposed hook: the magma wasn't simply 1050°C, it was at least 1050°C, and 1050°C is an even figure that is probably rounded, so I rounded the conversion from 1922°F to 1920°F. AHeneen (talk) 21:10, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
I've renamed the subsection to "Kapoho Geothermal Reservoir" (the name of the geologic feature below the surface) and moved it from a subsection of the "Facilities" section to a stand-alone section [8]. @Tisquesusa: please finish the review and if you approve, use the checkmark that appears in the edit window. AHeneen (talk) 23:26, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 30

Music of Rocket League

Moved to mainspace by PhilipTerryGraham (talk). Self-nominated at 17:17, 30 May 2018 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg All checks out with very detailed referencing - GTG. violet/riga [talk] 16:24, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

  • Symbol question.svg Generally we don't put people's names on the main page when they aren't linked to a Wikipedia article. And to write "a compilation of the producer's personal projects" is too alliterative. Yoninah (talk) 00:02, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
@Yoninah: Since you've made no alternative suggestion, I've tried my best to come up with three alternatives that make the sentence more sterile and doesn't explicitly mention Ault. Hopefully any of these suggestions above tickle you fancy? Otherwise, I have no idea what to aim for here. – PhilipTerryGraham (talk · articles · reviews) 11:53, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
Restoring thread. (Please add new alts to the thread, rather than rewriting them, so editors and promoters can follow the conversation.) Yoninah (talk) 11:57, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg @PhilipTerryGraham: thank you, that looks great! I only struck ALT2 because of the incorrect grammar. But ALT3 and ALT4 are exactly what's needed. Restoring tick per Violetriga's review. Yoninah (talk) 12:02, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
@Yoninah: Thank you. I've made a preference for ALT 3; hopefully the strikethroughs will make the preferred hook clear to the person putting this into the queue this time. – PhilipTerryGraham (talk · articles · reviews) 12:10, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
Yes, I agree with ALT3. The hook is written actively, not passively. Yoninah (talk) 12:18, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan

Damage to the painting in 1913
Damage to the painting in 1913
  • ... that the painting Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan has been attacked and damaged twice? (damage pictured) Source: "Friday was not the first time the canvas had been attacked" NYT

Created by Violetriga (talk). Self-nominated at 20:46, 30 May 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg The article was nominated the day it was created. It is long enough and well-sourced. It does not seem to be biased. The hook is concise, precise and interesting. QPQ done. It seems ready to go! I would appreciate if the article could be further expanded, however, as the topic is very interesting. Surtsicna (talk) 13:10, 31 May 2018 (UTC)
2018 vandalism damage
And there is plenty of source materiel in the very good articles on the painting in (inter alia) the Russian and French Wikipedias. Including, as an alternative image, this photo of the 2018 damage. 31.74.113.2 (talk) 11:30, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 31

Arothron reticularis

Reticulated pufferfish
Reticulated pufferfish
  • ... that the reticulated pufferfish likes to lie on the mud? Source: "often laying on the mud during the day."

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 13:31, 5 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg The article has been recently expanded. It is now long enough to qualify. It is entirely within policy: neutral, well-sourced, and free of plagiarism issues. The hook is properly formatted, but I am concerned that it might not be "interesting to a broad audience". Is there any way to make it more appealing? Surtsicna (talk) 21:06, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
Perhaps note that the fish rests on the mud in broad daylight? Would referring to it as taking a siesta be a stretch? Surtsicna (talk) 13:24, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
@Surtsicna: Looking again at the article and the source I can't really see anything better by way of a hook. I think taking a siesta is a bit far-fetched. It is presumably camouflaged by its markings but the source does not state that. Cwmhiraeth 18:02, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
I had the same dilemma about Aleksandra Čvorović. I just could not come up with a hook that could be "interesting to a broad audience", and so I missed the opportunity to nominate it. By the way, that ping did not work... Surtsicna (talk) 18:46, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
  • @Surtsicna and Yoninah: Thank you, that looks good. Perhaps Surtsicna would be able to approve ALT1 or ALT1a (which I have added) and give one or both a tick. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:02, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Both are interesting, but I prefer ALT1a because it is shorter and leaves the reader wondering a bit. Thank you very much for your help, Yoninah! Surtsicna (talk) 09:34, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Klinger (horse)

Klinger (left) with U.S. Senator John McCain
Klinger (left) with U.S. Senator John McCain
  • ... that Klinger (pictured) is a member of the horse hall of fame?

Created by Chetsford (talk). Self-nominated at 09:20, 31 May 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svgQPQ done. Image is correctly labeled as in the public domain and source link checks out ok. Article is new, long enough (just barely at 1615 characters (261 words) "readable prose size"), and there does not appear to be any close phrasing. Dup detector & earwigs were used to compare to reference 1 (wihs.org) without any issues. Hook fact appears in article prose in a sentence followed by a supporting citation. The hook should be more precise. Horse hall of fame? A quick Google search indicates there are several horse halls of fame. At a minimum, I think the hook should say "Horse Stars Hall of Fame" and would be even better if it said "the United States Equestrian Federation's Horse Stars Hall of Fame". That said, the hook is quite bland and, of course it's subjective judgment, but I don't think it is particularly interesting. I don't want to suggest an entire hook, because I can't review/pass a hook I propose, but how about mentioning that Klinger has participated in more than 5,000 military funerals? Or that there's an award established in his honor? AHeneen (talk) 04:55, 2 June 2018 (UTC)
  • AHeneen - thank you for the review! I've proposed an alt, above. Chetsford (talk) 19:44, 7 June 2018 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg ALT 1, without quotation marks - The cited source that contains the quoted text is a secondary source that doesn't use quotation marks. The Horse Stars Hall of Fame profile (the other citation at the end of the sentence about the award) has a link to the award page, but it is a dead link. I don't think it makes a difference in terms of impact to leave off the quotation marks. AHeneen (talk) 20:53, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

Ein Haus voll Glorie schauet

  • Reviewed: Hawaiian cleaner wrasse
  • Comment: The author of both text and melody has no article yet, but will get one.

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 15:20, 1 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg Brilliant article, new and in date with sufficient prose. I've refined the hook to clarify and improve prose. The article is neutrally written and very well sourced. QPQ done and free of copyvio. No Swan So Fine (talk) 07:23, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for the review. Sorry, I'm not happy with the changed hook, because it reads as if the tect was changed only for that one event. Help? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:56, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 1

City of New York (1885 ship)

City of New York in Antarctica in 1930
City of New York in Antarctica in 1930
  • Reviewed: Haruka Tomatsu
  • Comment: Using the second article of the qpq

Moved to mainspace by Broichmore (talk) and Sam Sailor (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 15:01, 8 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg I can see some minor issues in the article: for example, the expedition is not linked in the lede (this is optional of course as the expedition doesn't have its own article and is linked in Byrd's article, which is linked in the lede). Another is that the phrase "(For details read Byrd's First Antarctic expedition (1928–1930)" is missing a closing parenthesis, though as the phrase seems awkwardly written and out of place compared to the rest of the article, it could instead be removed and replaced with a "See Also" template. Full review to follow soon. Courtesy ping to creators @Broichmore and Sam Sailor:. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 11:10, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
  • It's the first DYK nom for the main author, - your patience is appreciated ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:34, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
  • @Narutolovehinata5: Thank you for reviewing. Both Broichmore and I have since edited the article, and the section mention of Byrd's first expedition is now included as a {{Further}}, would that work for the reader? I am adding below an ALT1 with another photo, cf. the article talk page. Thanks go to Gerda Arendt for her friendly help. Sam Sailor 06:39, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

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City of New York in Antarctica in 1929
City of New York in Antarctica in 1929

ALT1:... that the barque City of New York (pictured) was Richard E. Byrd's flagship on his first Antarctic expedition?

Thank you, I bolded the subject, shortened the clause, and dropped the years, to be more concise. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:08, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, Gerda. Sam Sailor 07:52, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
Symbol redirect vote 4.svg A reviewer for ALT1, please? Sam Sailor 17:08, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article was barely just new enough to meet the newness requirements (moved to mainspace on June 1, nominated June 8). The article is adequately sourced, including the hooks. The images are appropriately licensed, although if the second image will be used in an image hook, I would suggest that it be added to the main article. No copyright violations or close paraphrasing was detected. Gerda has provided a QPQ. Both hooks are good to go, but ALT1 is snappier and appears to be the nominator's preference. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:50, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Maria Bengtsson (soprano)

Maria Bengtsson in 2018
Maria Bengtsson in 2018
  • ... that a reviewer found Maria Bengtsson (pictured) believable and expressive when she first performed the title role of Arabella by Richard Strauss? Source: [9]

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 15:11, 8 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg The article is new, long enough, and neutral. The hook is short enough and I admire Gerda Arendt's ability to turn an otherwise mundane sentence into an interesting DYK piece. QPQ done. I love the smile and the colors in the photograph, and I think it would really brighten up the Main Page! I wonder, though, if Strauss should be linked. Surtsicna (talk) 12:56, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 2

Three Dancing Maidens

The Untermyer Fountain, including Three Dancing Maidens
The Untermyer Fountain, including Three Dancing Maidens
  • ... that Three Dancing Maidens can be found in Central Park (pictured)? Source: in Central Park, when he found himself facing a large bronze sculpture of three dancing girls."
    • ALT1:... that Three Dancing Maidens can be found in Germany, Belgium, and the United States (pictured)? Source: Which was the original, the one the Nazis stole from Mosse? Mersereau was sure it wasn’t the Untermyer Fountain in New York—records from Schott’s workshop showed that it had gone straight to the Untermyer estate. Furthermore, the Antwerp fountain had been installed around 1911, and had never left the park grounds. That left the sculpture at the German hotel."
    • ALT2:... that the location of the original Three Dancing Maidens, looted by the Nazi Party, is disputed? Source: she remained cautiously hopeful that MARI would find a way to establish the provenance of the fountain at Burg Schlitz"

Created by Violetriga (talk). Self-nominated at 12:17, 3 June 2018 (UTC).

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Red XN - ALT0 jumped out to me because I'm a New Yorker, but that is misleading because the sculpture is not exclusively located in NYC. I would go with ALT1 or ALT2. As for your question, for ALT2, I would suggest:
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Though not strictly necessary, I would suggest adding a source after Two additional full-size copies were cast in 2003. epicgenius (talk) 23:29, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 3

Al-Ahqaf

5x expanded by HaEr48 (talk). Self-nominated at 06:44, 6 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg This article is a five-fold expansion and is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are sourced inline, the article is neutral, and Earwig did not bring up any policy issues. QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:26, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 4

Quincy Smelter

Quincy Smelter in 2008
Quincy Smelter in 2008
  • ... that the Quincy Smelter (pictured) in Ripley, Michigan, is described as the "best preserved copper smelter" in the United States? Source: https://semspub.epa.gov/work/HQ/196768.pdf - page 1
    • ALT1:... that the Quincy Smelter (pictured) was a Superfund site when it was made part of a National Historic Landmark District? Source: https://semspub.epa.gov/work/HQ/196768.pdf - page 2; https://npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/GetAsset/NHLS/89001095_text
    • ALT2:... that the Quincy Smelter (pictured) was abandoned in 1971 due to increased environmental regulations, and was listed as Superfund site in 1986? Source: https://books.google.com/books?id=lGHxcDUyDmMC&pg=PA155#v=onepage&q&f=false - pages 155-156, https://semspub.epa.gov/work/HQ/196768.pdf - page 2

5x expanded by Chris857 (talk). Self-nominated at 03:25, 5 June 2018 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg I prefer ALT1 as a hook, but all three hooks are interesting. Flibirigit (talk) 21:50, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

Sally Rooney

Created by GiantSnowman (talk). Self-nominated at 16:00, 5 June 2018 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Meets newness requirement, no copyvio. QPQ completed. Absolutely love the quote, I think it's brilliant. This isn't going to win any awards for length but definitely meets the DYK criteria. Nice work! Nomader (talk) 23:58, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

Štefica Galić

Štefica Galić
Štefica Galić
  • ... that ethnic Croat journalist Štefica Galić (pictured) has been called the "Schindler of Ljubuški" for helping save an estimated two thirds of the town's Bosniaks during the Croat-Bosniak War?
    Source: "It seems then that the 'Schindler from Ljubuski' must wait just a little longer - maybe even forever - for her city and her country to recognise her family's courage, humanity and nobility."[10] "They wrote 'letters of guarantee' for local Bosniaks who had been detained, saving an estimated two-thirds of the town's Bosniak population."[11]
  • Reviewed: Shadwell forgeries
  • Comment: I suggest keeping this for 15 August, the 25th anniversary of the event.

Created by Surtsicna (talk). Self-nominated at 15:23, 5 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg - new; long enough; interesting; cited (I've amended the wording slightly to properly reflect the source). Looks fine to me... GiantSnowman 16:04, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

Mormon folklore

Resin grapes
Resin grapes
  • ... that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sometimes play "testimony bingo" with commonly-used phrases during fast and testimony meeting, and that this practice is part of Mormon folklore? Source: Eric Eliason article in Latter-day Lore: Mormon Folklore Studies, pg. 96: "In his rhetorical analysis of testimony meetings, David Knowlton writes: "As Mormons, we know well the monthly experience of sitting in fast and testimony and listening to speaker after speaker say basically the same thing in almost the same words. With no effort we can produce a list of the common phrases and topics." Knowlton’s statement rings true. Some members joke about playing "testimony bingo," a game where the names of frequent and long-winded testimony bearers and common phrases such as "I know beyond a shadow of a doubt," "I’d like to bear my testimony; I know the church is true," and "When I visited Mexico it made me so thankful for what we have here" are written in the squares on a makeshift bingo card. This game is talked about more often than played, although there is now a Testimony Bingo iPhone application."
    • ALT1:... that creating human hair wreaths is a part of Mormon folklore, and a wreath containing hair from prominent church leaders was on display in the Salt Lake Temple until 1967? Source: BYU Studies article, pg. 83: "One hair wreath, made from the hair of eight Relief Society leaders and twenty-nine General Authorities (including hair from Joseph Smith), hung in the main entrance of the Salt Lake temple until 1967."
    • ALT2:... that the resin grapes that were a popular Relief Society craft in the 1960s were popular because they "looked store-bought" and are an example of Mormon folklore? Source: same BYU Studies article as above; pg. 79: "Eleanor Zimmerman, who was an early influence in popularizing plastic grapes and who worked with other Latter-day Saint artisans for more than forty years concludes, 'plastic grapes were so popular because they were handmade but looked store bought.'"
    • ALT3:... that stories where spirits help church members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints perform temple work for the dead are common in Mormon folklore? William A. Wilson article in American folklore: an encyclopedia under "Mormon Folklore". You can read the excerpt in this Google book search, search for "genealogical narratives."

Improved to Good Article status by Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk). Self-nominated at 20:22, 4 June 2018 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go. I prefer ALT1. Philroc (c) 00:27, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

  • Better. Meanwhile, may I suggest:
ALT 5 ... that in Mormon folklore, many stories are told in which spirits help church members perform certain duties?
Based on ALT 3. More understandable for an uninitiated audience. Just my two cents.--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 17:32, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
Oh, I like piping "church members". I changed my ALT 3 based on it. Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 20:06, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote ALT3, and I see the story mentioned in the link provided above, but the story is only one incident. Where does it say that stories about spirits helping church members in their temple work for the dead is common in Mormon folklore? Also, please add this URL to the article. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 23:37, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Hi, I wasn't sure how to link to the part of the source I'm referring, since the google book doesn't have page numbers. The quote is "Genealogical narratives tell of researchers being led to necessary sources after they have themselves exhausted every possibility. An old man brings a newspaper from another country containing names a researcher has been seeking; a book is accidentally knocked from a library shelf and falls open to a page containing missing information; a man is instructed by a stranger to visit a cemetery where he finds missing family names; another man is instructed to visit a pawnshop, where he finds his genealogical data in a Bible." I guess it doesn't specifically say that a spirit is the one leading them to these things. I added a few more examples from the William A. Wilson folklore archive. Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 17:28, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── If there are no page numbers indicated, you can just mention the chapter name and use the chapter parameter (chapter= ).--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 07:39, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 5

Tremp Formation

Megaloolithus siruguei nesting site
Megaloolithus siruguei nesting site

Sources:

  • Vila, Bernat; Frankie D. Jackson; Josep Fortuny; Albert G. Sellés, and Àngel Galobart. 2010. 3-D Modelling of Megaloolithid Clutches: Insights about Nest Construction and Dinosaur Behaviour. PLoS One 5. 1–13. Accessed 2018-05-24
  • Vila, Bernat; Oriol Oms; Víctor Fondevilla; Rodrigo Gaete; Àngel Galobart; Violeta Riera, and José Ignacio Canudo. 2013. The Latest Succession of Dinosaur Tracksites in Europe: Hadrosaur Ichnology, Track Production and Palaeoenvironments. PLoS One 8. 1–15. Accessed 2018-05-24
  • López Martínez, Nieves; José Ignacio Canudo; Lluís Ardèvol; Xabier Pereda Suberbiola; Xabier Orue Etxebarria; Gloria Cuenca Bescós; José Ignacio Ruiz Omeñaca; Xabier Murelaga, and Monique Feist. 2001. New dinosaur sites correlated with Upper Maastrichtian pelagic deposits in the Spanish Pyrenees: implications for the dinosaur extinction pattern in Europe. Cretaceous Research 22. 41–61. Accessed 2018-05-24
  • Geopark

Sources: see main hook

Sources: see main hook

  • Reviewed: Puna Geothermal Venture‎ & Macuahuitl
  • Comment: See article for the huge expansion and illustrative photos of this unique formation in Europe (uniqueness sourced in the text)

58x expanded by Tisquesusa (talk). Self-nominated at 14:26, 5 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg This impressive article, a "slight expansion" according to the edit summary, is new enough and certainly long enough. The image is appropriately licensed, the article is neutral and Earwig did not come up with anything concerning. I like the original hook best, but all are approved. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:02, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Eunice Lam

  • ... that Eunice Lam, called the "prodigal daughter" of Hong Kong, was the sister-in-law of Bruce Lee? Source: SCMP

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 00:49, 9 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg Article is new enough (created June 5) and over 1,500 characters; includes Chinese sources (AGF). Hook is short, neutral, interesting and sourced. QPQ done. Good to go. Sekyaw (talk) 15:45, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

1995 Williamsburg Bridge collision

  • ... that as a result of 1995 subway collision, signals across the New York City Subway system were adjusted so trains were forced to slow down, which in turn contributed to widespread train delays? Sources: (1) NY1. "A speeding J train plowed into a stopped M train on the Williamsburg Bridge in 1995, killing its operator and injuring more than 50 riders. To improve safety, the MTA cut the 50 mph speed limit on straight track to 40 mph and modified signal systems to automatically trigger the brakes on speeding trains, even if the track ahead is clear. But now, with a system plagued by delays, the MTA is looking at reversing at least some of those changes." (2) Village Voice. "They slowed the trains down after the Williamsburg Bridge crash,” a veteran train operator who asked not to be identified told the Village Voice. “The MTA said the train was going too fast for the signal system.”

Created by CapitalSasha (talk) and Epicgenius (talk). Nominated by Epicgenius (talk) at 01:11, 5 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article is new enough and long enough. No paraphrasing issues; there's only so many ways to to describe a stopped M train. The article is written from NTSB reports and New York Times articles. Primary hook and ALT1 hook verified in sources. I've proposed ALT2, which is a tightening of the ALT1 and primary hooks. ALT2 will need a separate reviewer if it's chosen. QPQ done. I think we're good to go here. Mackensen (talk) 13:05, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

Mississippi's 4th congressional district special election, 1981

  • ... that a 1981 congressional special election in Mississippi was held after the previous incumbent resigned because they were charged with attempted sodomy? Source: "Representative Jon Hinson, Republican of Mississippi, who faces charges of attempted sodomy, announced today that he would resign from Congress April 13." (The New York Times)
    • ALT1:... that Robert Weems, one of the candidates in a 1981 congressional special election in Mississippi had the slogan: "Vote Right, Vote White, Vote Weems"? Source: "Robert H. Weems, 35, is a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan who has a campaign slogan of "Vote Right, Vote Right, Vote Weems" (and Clarion-Journal)
    • ALT2:... that both a former Ku Klux Klan leader and former member ran in a 1981 congressional special election in Mississippi? Source: "Much of McDaniel's recognition has come through his past involvement with the Ku Klux Klan, an association the candidate says ended years ago. // "Robert H. Weems, 35, is a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan who has a campaign slogan of "Vote Right, Vote Right, Vote Weems" (Clarion-Journal)
    • ALT3:... that a Democrat won a 1981 congressional special election in Mississippi by just 912 votes? Source: "Dowdy sworn in; final tally shows 912-vote margin" (Clarion-Journal)
  • Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/Sally Rooney
  • Comment: This is one of my favorite articles I've ever worked on so I wrote a lot of alts. I kind of think ALT3 is boring but I think it's also likely that it may get chosen, because it's still interesting. The Ku Klux Klan stuff is nuts and just a note that Hinson passed away in the mid-90s so the BLP policy doesn't apply here for the first suggested hook.

Created by Nomader (talk). Self-nominated at 23:49, 5 June 2018 (UTC).


QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Though all of these are fine, my vote is for ALT1. It rolls off the tongue way too well. But why on Earth did you not mention, in ALT1, that Weems split with his former KKK colleagues, by showing up at a neo-Nazi house party?

One more thing: I'm a new reviewer, and I'd like a second opinion. Thank you! — Javert2113 (talk; please ping me in your reply on this page) 20:52, 8 June 2018 (UTC)

  • Thanks, @Javert2113:! Definitely thought about it but I thought it was kind of getting away from the subject of the article... but it works pretty well as you see below. Nomader (talk) 16:46, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
But an alternative here is:
Now that's one I can totally support! —Javert2113 (Let's chat!) 16:21, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
Addendum: before I forget, though, do you have a source regarding the host of that house party? From what I read in the Clarion-Ledger, it noted that the party was "attended by neo-Nazis", but not hosted by them, so if you have an additional source to verify the identity of the host, I'd appreciate that. —Javert2113 (Let's chat!) 16:26, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
@Javert2113: Nice catch, I originally changed it because I used 'attended' twice in the sentence and it looked weird to me, but that is definitely NOT a synonym! Changed the first word to "going"-- just went ahead and edited the ALT4 above so I didn't copy it below. Let me know if the change is all good to go! Nomader (talk) 04:33, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
@Nomader: Symbol confirmed.svg for ALT 4. (I think this was implied earlier, but I'll be specific now: Symbol confirmed.svg for ALT1, ALT2, and ALT3, as well as the original DYK submission, too.)
Signing, lest I forget. —Javert2113 (Let's chat!) 12:51, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
Thanks so much! Nomader (talk) 19:53, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Sega Technical Institute

  • Comment: Article created from redirect on February 19, 2018 and promoted to GA on June 5. First DYK nomination for author.

Improved to Good Article status by Red Phoenix (talk). Self-nominated at 21:15, 5 June 2018 (UTC).

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Red XN - The sentence in the article that states the fact is uncited. I suggest adding the Retro Gamer article as a reference.
  • Interesting: Green tickY
QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol question.svg See above. I prefer the original hook. Philroc (c) 23:16, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

@Philroc: Cited. Had not been cited before because I felt it was redundant, but inserted for the sake of DYK now. Red Phoenix talk 01:32, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

@Red Phoenix: Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go. Philroc (c) 11:36, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 6

Giulia Bongiorno

  • ... that Giulia Bongiorno, a defense lawyer in both the Giulio Andreotti trials and the Amanda Knox trial, is now the Italian Minister of Public Administration? Source: New York Times: "Mr. Sollecito’s family has hired one of Italy’s top lawyers, Giulia Bongiorno, a member of Parliament who has successfully defended the seven-time prime minister Giulio Andreotti in Mafia trials.", Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: "The Cabinet also includes defense attorney Giulia Bongiorno as the new minister for public administration. A center-right lawmaker, she is known for defending ex-Premier Giulio Andreotti against mafia collusion charges and for defending the ex-boyfriend of American student Amanda Knox against murder charges."

Created by Javert2113 (talk). Self-nominated at 00:03, 9 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New article, more than long enough, no copyvios, neutrally written without BLP violations. The article is well sourced, and references are formatted correctly as inline citations. The hook is not too long, and is stated as a number of facts that all are supported by inline citations in the article. Only question: should the nomination be updated with a photo of Bongiorno? But else, this is ready to be ticked. Sam Sailor 21:46, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • FYI In regards to QPQ, this appears to be nom's first DYK. Sam Sailor 21:48, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Hi, Sam. I'm honestly unsure: there's technically an open question on Bongiorno's talk page about changing the picture, so... It's up to the community, I think. —Javert2113 (Let's chat! Contributions) 23:10, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg OK, I guess we can always add an image before promoting it, if need be. For me, it's good to go. Sam Sailor 07:21, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Mary Hayley

Engraving by Samuel William Reynolds (1821)
Engraving by Samuel William Reynolds (1821)
  • ... that (pictured) Mary Hayley′s firm arranged the shipment of the tea for the party? Source: Mr. Storke left to his widow his entire interest in the mercantile concern, received wife's dower of £15,000, gave her money to husband, George went from rags to riches upon his marriage, and The Boston Tea Party]...ships were Dartmouth, William, Eleanor, Beaver...Alderman George Hayley offered space on the ships Dartmouth and London, which was also American-owned, at Charleston.
    • ALT1:... that Mary Hayley (pictured) successfully fought the British Crown over confiscation of her cargo? Source: Verdict was given for the defendant…Compelled to make good the damages sustained by Mrs. Hayley

Improved to Good Article status by SusunW (talk). Self-nominated at 17:20, 6 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Interesting life, GA, on good sources, offline sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. The image is licensd and a good illustration. Hooks: the second is a bit unspecific for my taste. In the first, the "pictured" needs to go behind her name, I don't like it between the possessive and "firm", would not pipe the Boston Tea Party (to ring the bell more clearly), and perhaps mention London to contrast Boston, and distiller contrasting tea. I can also approve it if you think you did enough ;) - Article: I suggest to untangle the longish sentence about her siblings. - I swapped 2 images, revert if you don't like it. Fine article, thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:11, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
Gerda Arendt Thank you. Yes, the first was always my preference and I couldn't figure out what to do with that (pictured) ;) I'm not sure about distilling, that has a connotation of alcohol and I have no idea if she was involved in the rum trade. If I don't pipe the Boston tea party, do you think people will get the context? What if I insert a date?, as in: SusunW (talk) 15:39, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
  • ALT2:... that London merchant Mary Hayley (pictured) owned the firm which arranged the 1773 shipment of the tea for the party?
Sorry, I wasn't clear, I didn't say delink, just be open and don't pipe, such as:
ALT3: ... that the London firm of Mary Hayley (pictured) arranged the shipment of the tea for the Boston Tea Party?
That's approved, but I'll watch if you have more ideas. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:14, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
Gerda Arendt technology and its terms always confuse me. It's fine. Thank you. ;) SusunW (talk) 16:21, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
Gerda Arendt Can it get a tick, or does someone else have to give it because you fixed the hook? SusunW (talk) 14:25, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
Symbol voting keep.svg Thank you for the reminder, - I'm sure I copied it and then forgot, sorry. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:45, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Day Trip to Bangor (Didn't We Have a Lovely Time)

Created by 03md (talk). Self-nominated at 20:58, 7 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are sourced inline and either hook could be used although I prefer the original hook. The article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:53, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Will P. Brady

León Martínez Jr.
León Martínez Jr.
  • ... that 19 years after Will P. Brady prosecuted the "legal lynching" of 15-year-old León Martínez Jr. (pictured), Brady's brother, a judge, himself became the defendant in a death penalty trial? Source: link for "legal lynching"; link for the two being brothers; link for death penalty case of John W. Brady.

Created by Usernameunique (talk). Self-nominated at 12:00, 6 June 2018 (UTC).


  • Symbol confirmed.svg Newly created article is new enough and long enough. Image is in the Public Domain. Hook is interesting. Citations check out. QPQ satisfied. Article is good to go. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 20:46, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

Deb Haaland

Deb Haaland in 2014
Deb Haaland in 2014
  • Reviewed: IOU Template:Did you know nominations/Diwaliben Bhil
  • Comment: Hook wording may be tricky. Her district is considered Solid Democratic, and 2018 is shaping up to be a big year for Democrats because Trump, but there's no guarantees in life. The election isn't until the first week of November. I'm open to other possible hooks.

Created by Muboshgu (talk). Self-nominated at 18:52, 8 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Article is new enough, long enough (if you count the lead), and within policy. The hook is short enough, interesting, and accurate. Image is free, used in the article, and diplays well at low resolution. However, the QPQ is missing.--TriiipleThreat (talk) 12:08, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg All good. Thank you for the quick response.--TriiipleThreat (talk) 17:55, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

Carmen y Laura

  • ... that the two sisters of Tejano music group Carmen y Laura honed their careful harmony while doing chores in separate rooms?Jasinski, Laurie E., ed. (2012). The Handbook of Texas Music (2 ed.). Denton, TX: Texas State Historical Association. p. 99. ISBN 978-0-87611-252-6. "They practiced harmonizing as they carried out household chores in separate rooms at home, thereby discovering how to listen to each other closely."
    • ALT1:... that Carmen y Laura's musical performances would last up to 4 hours? Jasinski, Laurie E., ed. (2012). The Handbook of Texas Music (2 ed.). Denton, TX: Texas State Historical Association. p. 99. ISBN 978-0-87611-252-6. "Carmen y Laura worked intensely while on tour, often singing for dances that lasted for four hours."
  • Reviewed: Edna Loftus
  • Comment: moved from draft space on June 6

Created by 78.26 (talk). Self-nominated at 17:26, 7 June 2018 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Interesting lives, on good sources, offline sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. - Hooks: I find the ALT too general, and only saying something about endurance. In the first, I like the mentioning of their style, and that they are sisters, but would not put it all together. How about "duo" instead of "group"? I wonder if the fact of them singing in different rooms is sooo ineresting. "careful harmony" sounds strange (to me), - well-tuned? How about saying something completely different? - Article: link the music style, and mention it sooner? A word seems to be missing in the second sentence. "female duet" sounds strange (at least to me), how about "women duo"? (I know duet as a piece, not a group.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:30, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: I dunno, I find the concept of learning to harmonize while in different rooms to be very interesting. If other's don't agree, I'll have to find something else. How about:
78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 16:31, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
Perhaps I am the only one who has no idea what "honed" means, which is not in the article. Suggestion:
ALT3: ... that Carmen y Laura, sisters who formed a duo for mostly Tejano music, improved their skill in harmony by singing together while doing chores in separate rooms?
Symbol voting keep.svg approved, unless you come up with an improvement. - I trust that you'll consider the suggestions for the article. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:41, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

Elza Polak

  • ... that after she was fired by fascists for being a Jew, agronomist Elza Polak ran a network of gardens to feed the Yugoslav Partisan resistance movement?
    Source: "1941.g. kao 'nepoćudni element' otpuštena je iz državne službe NDH..." "Temeljem svoje stručnosti u Slunju ulazi u sastav poljoprivrednog odjela ZAVNOH-a, gdje joj je dodijeljen zadatak osnivanja mreže partizanskih vrtova na prostoru od Banovine do Istre, Hrvatskog primorja i Sjeverne Dalmacije, a u svrhu proizvodnje hrane za vojne bolnice i dječje domove (osnovala je oko stotinu vrtova)." [12]

Created by Surtsicna (talk). Self-nominated at 21:35, 6 June 2018 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg :Symbol voting keep.svg Interesting subject. You might want to consider delinking Yugoslav Partisan so as not to have too many wikilinks, which will distract from the main wikilink, the article. Also, it will prevent SEAOFBLUE. Nothing to stop me from passing the hook, though. I can't read the source referred to, so accepting on good faith. (Google Translation checks out, though.) Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 12:37, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 7

Cidaris blakei

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 05:40, 14 June 2018 (UTC).

  • General eligiblity:

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

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

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg copyvio<4%, expanded 5*, hook in article and source. QPQ done. AGF with last 2 sources. Appears straight forward. Proposed hook clearer. Whispyhistory (talk) 09:58, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Secret City: The Hidden Jews of Warsaw 1940-1945

Created by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 10:58, 11 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg This article is new enough and long enough. Approving ALT1 which has inline citations. (I am not sure that ALT0 is correct and anyway it is less interesting). The article is neutral and free from copyright issues. I have added Icewhiz to the credits. This hook should not be promoted until the author's AfD has been concluded. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:29, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Day Trip to Bangor (Didn't We Have a Lovely Time)

Created by 03md (talk). Self-nominated at 20:58, 7 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are sourced inline and either hook could be used although I prefer the original hook. The article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:53, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Ideal Records

Ideal 78rpm record #013
Ideal 78rpm record #013
  • ... that Ideal Records (label pictured) was the predominant Tejano music label of the 1940s and 1950s? Source: Peña (1985) page 72. "...the 1940s and 1950s belonged to Ideal. A breif sketch of its rise to prominence follows."
    • ALT1:... that Ideal Records's recording studio was set up in a living room? Source: Peña (1999) page 75. "He started with a $200 phonograph and used his living room as a studio."
    • ALT2:... that Ideal Records's first release was by Carmen y Laura? Source: Peña (1985) page 72. "The first Ideal recordings featured a female duet, Carmen y Laura..."
  • Reviewed: Sollipulli
  • Comment: moved from draft on 21:27, 7 June 2018‎

Created by 78.26 (talk). Self-nominated at 17:03, 11 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg Interesting, on good sources, mostly offline, accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. I prefer the original hook. If you want ALT1 instead, please find a way to avoid "Records's" ;) - The image is licensed and an ideal illustration, but you need to insert (pictured) in the hook. Consider to have several columns for the artist, and/or add a bit to each. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:36, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

Jesse Gabriel

Created by Muboshgu (talk). Self-nominated at 18:59, 7 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is long enough, new enough, neutral, and fully referenced. Prefer the main hook, which is interesting, neutral, and supported by inline citations. I find ALT1 less interesting. No copyvio detected. Awaiting QPQ. -Zanhe (talk) 01:21, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Great, good to go. -Zanhe (talk) 17:37, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

Marye (horse)

  • Reviewed: forthcoming

Created by Chetsford (talk). Self-nominated at 18:11, 7 June 2018 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Interesting, on good sources, no copyvio obvious. The hook is fine, but I miss the statue, mentioned and/or pictured, - I think it's unusual, no? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:12, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
Gerda Arendt - I might be misunderstanding your question, in which case forgive me. However, I don't think there's anything particularly notable about the statue. Apparently, it's the only equestrian statue in the city of Atlanta but I'm not certain that's all that interesting (I didn't mention it in the article, but if you'd prefer that as the hook I can add it in)? Chetsford (talk) 01:35, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
Not about the statue, but the fact that a statue was made for this war horse ;) - If you want to keep it short and without image, fine with me ;)
Symbol confirmed.svg --Gerda Arendt (talk) 04:55, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

Publius Cornelius Dolabella (consul 10)

  • ... that Roman general Publius Cornelius Dolabella was denied a triumph for ending a 10-year-long war partly because Emperor Tiberius had already declared victory? Source: Bowman, A., Champlin, E., & Lintott, A. (Eds.). (1996). The Cambridge Ancient History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/CHOL9780521264303 vol. X, pg. 596; Tacitus III.74; Tacitus IV.26
  • ALT1: ... that Roman general Publius Cornelius Dolabella's victory in Roman Africa allowed the traditional Tunisian grazing lands to be converted to grain production? Source: Bowman, A., Champlin, E., & Lintott, A. (Eds.). (1996). The Cambridge Ancient History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/CHOL9780521264303 vol. X, pg. 595
  • Reviewed: Up to date with QPQ, see here.

Improved to Good Article status by Gog the Mild (talk). Self-nominated at 15:03, 7 June 2018 (UTC).


  • Symbol voting keep.svg Hi Gog, review follows: article promoted to GA 7 June; article is well written and fully cited to reliable sources throughout; article is of good length; hooks are both interesting and cited in the article; I have added "partly" to the triumph hook to match the wording in the article which says the fact "also played a part"; the repetition of "Roman" in the second hook is a little jarring for me but I couldn't figure out an alternative wording; I linked triumph in the first hook as it may not be familiar to the geneal reader; AGF on sourcing for the hooks which are to a hard copy book; QPQ is in order - Dumelow (talk) 16:54, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
Hi there Dumelow. Thanks for picking up "partly". That's what I miss when I get too close to an article. I couldn't see how to lose one of the "Roman"s either, without making it even more jarring. I was hoping that the reviewer might be able to Face-smile.svg. As to which I prefer; I think ALT0. I put in ALT1 in case it was thought that there were too many military DYKs. But I am easy as to which is selected: your choice. Gog the Mild (talk) 18:36, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
No worries Gog. Both are verified, I'll leave it up to the promoter to chose which one to use - Dumelow (talk) 19:45, 8 June 2018 (UTC)

There There (novel)

  • ... that the title for Tommy Orange's novel There There is a reference to Gertrude Stein's description of Oakland, California, that "there is no there there"? Source: "'There There,' Tommy Orange’s polyphonic debut novel, takes its title from Gertrude Stein’s cutting line about Oakland, Calif: 'There is no there there.'" Alter, Alexandra (May 31, 2018). "With 'There There,' Tommy Orange Has Written a New Kind of American Epic". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 June 2018. 
  • Reviewed: Fourth nom, no QPQ.

Created by GreenMeansGo (talk). Self-nominated at 15:31, 7 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article created within the last seven days, is over the required prose size. The copyvio tool scores a bit high but there are some substantial quotations that are influencing that. Hook is interesting and supported by an inline citation. User is exempt from QPQ as they currently have four previous DYKs. Kosack (talk) 18:10, 7 June 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 8

Lyperobius huttoni

New Zealand speargrass weevil Lyperobius huttoni
New Zealand speargrass weevil Lyperobius huttoni
  • ... that the flightless weevil Lyperobius huttoni may have rafted between the North and South Islands of New Zealand? Source: "As L. huttoni tolerates almost continual exposure to salt spray on the south Wellington coast, the short sea journey across Cook Strait would not be beyond the realms of possibility." Bull, R.M. (1967). A study of the large New Zealand weevil, Lyperobius huttoni
  • ALT1:... that the flightless weevil Lyperobius huttoni may have walked between the North and South Islands of New Zealand? Source: "I suggest that L. huttoni may have reached the south Wellington coast by migration overland from the South Island during the period of Pleistocene glaciation which ended about 10,000 years ago." Bull, R.M. (1967). A study of the large New Zealand weevil, Lyperobius huttoni

Created by Giantflightlessbirds (talk). Nominated by Markanderson72 (talk) at 23:05, 10 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. I am approving ALT0 but feel that ALT1 is a bit misleading - although theoretically possible with a land bridge, individual insects could not have walked that distance. No QPQ needed for this nomination. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:24, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Carl Rasch (physician)

Carl Rasch
Carl Rasch

Created by Whispyhistory (talk) and Philafrenzy (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 18:39, 10 June 2018 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Sam Sailor 12:42, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Brimmon Oak

  • ... that a campaign to save the 500-year-old Brimmon Oak led to the diversion of the A483 Newtown Bypass? "Ministers have agreed to route a planned bypass around a 500-year-old oak tree in Powys"
    • ALT1:... that the Brimmon Oak is the highest placed British tree in the history of the European Tree of the Year awards?"Best placing yet for UK tree in European Tree of the Year"
  • Reviewed: To follow

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 22:41, 8 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is long enough and new enough. Source #1 does not name the exact road; is it a reliable source anyway? Either hook is suitable: Moderately interesting, well sourced. I didn't see any copyvio or plagiarism. QPQ still needed. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 12:11, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
Hi Jo-Jo Eumerus, thanks for your review. I have carried out a QPQ at Template:Did you know nominations/USL New Mexico. I have added an extra ref for "A483" naming. Source #1 is the official website of the European Tree of the Year awards - Dumelow (talk) 18:27, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
Still not seeing A483, sorry. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 18:45, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
Sorry, my mistake - I added it to the wrong sentence. The correct source is the Welsh Assembly petitions committee letter which makes frequent reference to the A483. Cheers - Dumelow (talk) 20:19, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 20:25, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

Sollipulli

View onto the caldera and its ice.
View onto the caldera and its ice.

Improved to Good Article status by Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk). Self-nominated at 12:17, 10 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg New enough, promoted to GA 2 days before nomination. More than seven times long enough, not surprising for a GA. Article written in neutral manner, unlike the usual promotional dross we get about volcanoes. Each section has inline citations to reliable sources. Earwig wouldn't return anything but for the phrase "Southern Volcanic Zone of the Andes" which can not be otherwise stated. No other close paraphrasing or copyvio found. Hook is easily within formatting guidelines, and is generally interesting, but particularly when combined with the image. Offline (to me) source is directly cited, and AGF here is not the slightest stretch. QPQ complete. Copyright status of image ok, CC. This Good Article deserves main page exposure. 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 16:42, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

List of Icelandic writers

Bryndis Björgvinsdóttir
Bryndis Björgvinsdóttir
  • ... that one in ten Icelanders will publish a book? [13]
    • ALT1:... that Iceland has more writers per head than anywhere else in the world? [14]
    • ALT2:... that Iceland has more writers, more books published and more books read, per head, than anywhere else in the world? [15]

5x expanded by Frayae (talk) and created by Reykholt~enwiki (talk). Nominated by Frayae (talk) at 16:08, 8 June 2018 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg ALT2 would read more smoothly, in my opinion, if the punctuation was slightly different, and the wording simplified:

  • ALT3:... that Iceland has the highest number of writers, books published, and books read per head?
  • I also would drop the comma in ALT 1 (though grammatically not incorrect).

Let me know what you think, Frayae. Also, don't forget to do the QPQ. Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 11:50, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

  • Farang Rak Tham I think your suggestions for the hooks are good, and I prefer ALT3. This is my first nomination so I am exempt from QPQ unless you think I should do one anyway. Frayæ 12:07, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Frayae, no, no need to do a QPQ. But ALT3 must be approved by a third editor per reviewing rules. For my part, I have approved all hooks now.--Farang Rak Tham (Talk)

Articles created/expanded on June 9

Li Zaiping

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 19:12, 11 June 2018 (UTC).

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Red XN - Potentially misleading or otherwise unclear claim
  • Interesting: Green tickY
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg Created 9 June, nominated 11 June. 1870 characters readable prose, Start class. Two sources; both appear reliable (CNS and an NGO called HLHL). Appears generally neutral. Per Earwig's Copyvio Detector, 8.3%, albeit language barrier with CNS source. Upon manual inspection, possible close paraphrasing, but difficult to tell due to language barrier (per a rough Google translate attempt, looks okay). Does not appear to have a corresponding page in ZH. QPQ verified, no pic used. The <200 character hook as currently worded, while hooky, may imply that Zaiping was the first to sequence a viral genome at all (which is not the case). It is also unclear in the source if the sequencing data itself directly resulted in the development of a HBV vaccine. I therefor propose this alternative:

ALT1: ... that Li Zaiping and his research group were the first to sequence a viral genome in China? ―Biochemistry🙴 00:39, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
@Biochemistry&Love: Thanks for your review. I'm fine with ALT1. -Zanhe (talk) 04:43, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg You're welcome! Good to go then. ―Biochemistry🙴 13:11, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Highland Branch

Converted from a redirect by Mackensen (talk). Self-nominated at 12:46, 9 June 2018 (UTC).

Symbol voting keep.svg Interesting, on good sources, offline source accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. - Please fix error messages: refs O'Connell and Poor (1894) are not (yet?) used. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:45, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: Thanks for the review! Those sources were used in a previous iteration, but I found other sources which replaced them. I've tidied it up. Mackensen (talk) 14:44, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Saša Broz

  • ... that Croatian theater director Saša Broz trademarked the name and signatures of her grandfather, Yugoslav president Josip Broz Tito? Source: [16]

Created by Surtsicna (talk). Self-nominated at 22:37, 15 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Hook is interesting and neutral, page was submitted to DYK less than one week after creation and is more than long enough, but are there any English-language sources available supporting the hook? While non-English sources can be used, those in English are preferable for the English version of Wikipedia, mainly because they make it easier to verify details and check for copyright violations. Snuggums (talk / edits) 00:27, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
I'm afraid I cannot find any. I normally use Google to translate the sources when reviewing such articles. Surtsicna (talk) 01:28, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
Symbol voting keep.svg Understandable. In that case, I'll assume good faith that the translation is faithful and doesn't violate any copyrights. Source overall seems credible and QPQ has been done. Snuggums (talk / edits) 04:29, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Luang Por Dattajivo

Improved to Good Article status by Farang Rak Tham (talk) and Thanissaro (talk). Nominated by Farang Rak Tham (talk) at 15:51, 9 June 2018 (UTC).

Symbol voting keep.svg Interesting life, GA on good sources, offline and subscription sources sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. Cute simple hook, thank you! The image is licensed, but doesn't show too much of him. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:17, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the review, Gerda Arendt! (Btw, image is public domain.)--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 18:00, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Heliaster helianthus, Meyenaster

Heliaster helianthus
Heliaster helianthus

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 06:02, 12 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Both articles are new enough, long enough, and well referenced. Hook is interesting and verified with inline reference. Two QPQs are done. Image is freely licensed. One minor issue: ref #3 in the first article reports an invalid DOI error when I click on it. -Zanhe (talk) 07:28, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
@Zanhe: Thanks. I find the doi number on the Zoosymposia page is wrong so I have changed the link to the url. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:28, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Thanks for fixing the issue. Good to go. -Zanhe (talk) 08:50, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

USL New Mexico

Created by SounderBruce (talk) and Roberto221 (talk). Nominated by SounderBruce (talk) at 20:58, 9 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Hi SounderBruce, review follows: Article created 6 June (not 9 June as listed, but within the allowable timeframe); article exceeds minimum length; article is well written and sourced reliably; the article is inline cited throughout; there is no apparent copyright violation; hooks are interesting and cited in the article; both hooks check out to the sources cited; I prefer ALT0; QPQ has been done. Looks good to me - Dumelow (talk) 18:22, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 10

Liu Yichang

Liu Yichang
Liu Yichang
  • ... that Liu Yichang (pictured), considered the founder of Hong Kong's modern literature, wrote novels that inspired two award-winning films by Wong Kar-wai? Source: SCMP

5x expanded by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 23:59, 13 June 2018 (UTC).

Symbol voting keep.svg Fine memorial for a great person, on good sources, Chinese sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. (I need it as qpq for the same kind of article, DYK?) The image is licensed a good illustration. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:40, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: Thanks for your review. Actually Enoch zu Guttenberg is eligible for RD (in addition to DYK), so I went ahead nominated it, see here. Cheers, -Zanhe (talk) 22:55, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
So you think mentioning him there with just the name, and no Requiem, would be better? - In terms of clicks, you are right. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:57, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
Replied at your talk page as this is getting off topic. -Zanhe (talk) 06:06, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:30, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Bhadrambhadra

  • Reviewed: This is my second DYK nomination

Created by Gazal world (talk). Self-nominated at 19:51, 10 June 2018 (UTC).

@Gazal world:

  • New article on 10 June; nominated the same day.
  • Not previously been on the main page.
  • Easily long enough.
  • No disputes; no BLP, but meets BLP criteria; neutral; no copyvio.
  • No QPQ required.
  • Multiply cited in line to reliable sources.
  • Hook as ALT0 is fine, accurate, well cited and, IMO, interesting, but can I suggest the following as slightly more hooky:

Symbol confirmed.svg ALT1: ... that the first humorous novel written in Gujarati was Bhadrambhadra, by Ramanbhai Neelkanth?

Hi Gog, Thanks. And yes, ALT1 is more fine. --Gazal world (talk) 12:45, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

Velvl Greene

  • ... that University of Minnesota professor Velvl Greene taught more than 30,000 students? Source: "More than 30,000 students completed his courses in personal and community health". (Israel National News); "He also continued his work as a lecturer on public health at the University of Minnesota, teaching more than 30,000 students during his time there". (Curiosity and the Desire for Truth)

Created by Yoninah (talk). Self-nominated at 06:58, 11 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article is new enough, long enough, neutral, and fully referenced. Both hooks are neutral and interesting, and verified with reliable sources. QPQ is done. No copyvio found (Earwig matches are mainly quotations). Good to go. -Zanhe (talk) 07:09, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 11

Female Red Guards of the Finnish Civil War

  • ... that over 400 female Red Guards were shot after being captured and many were raped before being executed? Source: Lindstedt, Risto (28 October 2011). Suomen Kuvalehti (in Finnish), Eerola, Jari; Eerola, Jouni (1998). Henkilötappiot Suomen sisällissodassa 1918. Turenki: Tie Tammisaareen -toimikunta. pp. 28, 159, 173. ISBN 952-91000-1-9. Pertti, Haapala, (1995). Kun yhteiskunta hajosi : Suomi 1914-1920. Helsinki: Painatuskeskus. pp. 11–14. ISBN 9513715329 (in Finnish)
  • Reviewed: Up to date with QPQ, see here.

Improved to Good Article status by Gog the Mild (talk). Self-nominated at 20:31, 11 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new enough (recent GA), long enough, neutral, and well referenced. No copyvio found. However, I have trouble verifying the hooks. Ref #20 which supports the text in the article is a dead link, and the only online source supplied above seem to mention only execution but not rape (as per Google translation). Please fix the dead link and provide specific text from the source(s) which mentions the rape. Please also provide a link to a specific QPQ template rather than a general list of reviews you've done. -Zanhe (talk) 23:51, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  • NB there's no requirement for sources to be available online, but it is indeed necessary to place a citation directly next to the salient facts ("over 400... were shot" and "many were raped") and helpful to give the relevant quote from the source in the citation. Sionk (talk) 16:53, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Of course not, but the problem is that the online sources that have been provided do not seem to support the hook, which raises questions about its credibility. -Zanhe (talk) 17:52, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • @Zanhe: @Sionk: Fixed the deadlink. If either could kindly run the InternetArchiveBot (https://tools.wmflabs.org/iabot/) on the article and create archives for all links, thx. I'm too lazy to start a new account right now. 86.115.14.101 (talk) 20:23, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
@86.115.14.101: Many thanks for salvaging the link. (Any idea as to why it went down in the 2 days since the GA review?)
@Zanhe: QPQ review: Template:Did you know nominations/Danzig Street shooting The link, reference 20 in the article, is to a University of Lapland summary of the research paper. It reads in part (free translation) "Many of the surviving [women] prisoners gave accounts of rape, involving both Finnish soldiers and guards and German soldiers." (I have not referenced to the full paper on the grounds that it is effectively unverifiable.) Gog the Mild (talk) 21:17, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
Symbol voting keep.svg Thanks to IP for fixing the dead link. Google translation (which seems pretty poor for Finnish) roughly verifies the hook, which gives me enough confidence to accept it AGF. QPQ is now provided. Good to go. -Zanhe (talk) 23:35, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Cao Tianqin

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 19:34, 11 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough, long enough, neutrally written, well referenced, no close paraphrasing seen. QPQ done.CrossTempleJay 13:29, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

Gordon Juckes

5x expanded by Flibirigit (talk). Self-nominated at 22:35, 11 June 2018 (UTC).


QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Looks good to me. I prefer the ALT0 hook, as it's short and straight to the point, but I would like to see "Canadian ice hockey administrator" added before his name just to make it clear that he wasn't a player or coach. SounderBruce 07:24, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

Zhang Youshang

  • ... that when Zhang Youshang was studying at Cambridge in the mid-1960s, he was the only student from mainland China at the university? Source: "At that time, I was the only one studying in Cambridge from mainland China."

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 08:27, 12 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg New enough, long enough, neutrally written, well referenced, no close paraphrasing seen. QPQ not done.CrossTempleJay 15:19, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
@Crosstemplejay: Thanks for your review, but I've already supplied the QPQ, see "Reviewed" above. -Zanhe (talk) 21:03, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Ready for the main page.09:46, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

Flumezapine

Flumezapine, spinning along its axis.
Flumezapine, spinning along its axis.
  • ... that flumezapine was at the center of a lawsuit against Eli Lilly by generic manufacturers to void its patent on the antipsychotic Zyprexa? Source: "Zenith Goldline Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Reddy’s Lab and Teva...collectively referred to as “DRL”...sought FDA approval to market generic olanzapine by filing an ANDA, which triggered an infringement action by Eli Lilly" and "DRL [generic manufacturers] challenged the validity of the ’382 patent by asserting that the claim for olanzapine was obvious to a skilled artisan based on the prior art known at the time of the invention, such as flumezapine..." (source)

Moved to mainspace by Biochemistry&Love (talk). Self-nominated at 05:47, 11 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Date, size, refs, neutrality, copyvio spotcheck, passed. I had a pause thinking if 'heart of' expression is justified, but I think it is fine as a generalization. GTG. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 10:50, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but the hook seems to say the opposite of what the article says. The article says that Eli Lilly filed the lawsuit against the generic manufacturers. Please clarify. Yoninah (talk) 00:18, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • I apologize for the poor wording on my part! I meant to convey that the lawsuit was between Lilly and the generic manufacturers, and that the "flumezapine argument" was part of the generic manufacturers' legal position. I've edited the lead of the article as well. Here are a few alternates:
ALT1: ... that flumezapine was at the center of a legal argument against Eli Lilly by generic manufacturers to void its patent on the antipsychotic Zyprexa?
ALT2: ... that flumezapine was at the center of an argument against Eli Lilly in a lawsuit against generic manufacturers to void its patent on the antipsychotic Zyprexa?
ALT3: ... that flumezapine was at the center of a lawsuit filed by Eli Lilly against generic manufacturers who sought to void Lilly's patent on the antipsychotic Zyprexa?
Biochemistry🙴 02:15, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Thank you. I think ALT3 says it best; I tweaked the hook to show that Lilly filed the lawsuit. ALT3 verified and cited inline. Rest of review per Piotrus. ALT3 good to go. Yoninah (talk) 21:40, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
  • I appreciate your time and effort, Yoninah. I support the revised ALT3. ―Biochemistry🙴 23:30, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 12

Bapulal Nayak

Bapulal (left) with Jaishankar Bhojak 'Sundari' in a play Sneh-Sarita in 1915
Bapulal (left) with Jaishankar Bhojak 'Sundari' in a play Sneh-Sarita in 1915
  • ... that Gujarati theatre actor Bapulal Nayak started his stage career at the age of eleven for a salary of three rupees per month? Source:Baradi, Hasmukh (2003). History of Gujarati Theatre. India-The Land and The People. Translated by Meghani, Vinod. National Book Trust, India. pp. 60–63. ISBN 978-81-237-4032-4 and Bhojak, Dinkar (1990). Thaker, Dhirubhai, ed. ગુજરાતી વિશ્વકોશ [Gujarati Encyclopedia]. X. Ahmedabad: Gujarati Vishwakosh Trust, Ahmedabad. pp. 95–96.
  • Reviewed: pending

Created by Nizil Shah (talk). Self-nominated at 07:01, 17 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg Article is long enough and new enough, and is well sourced. The hook is within length guidelines and supported by offline sources in the article (not checked). The image is used in the article and has an appropriate license. Good to go, pending Nizil Shah completing a review. Cordless Larry (talk) 18:41, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Lakewood station

  • ... that an allegedly phallic sculpture at Lakewood station attracted controversy because the nearby area was once home to sex businesses? Source: Leventis, Angie (May 17, 2006). "Sculpture design provokes emotions in Lakewood". The News Tribune. p. A1.

5x expanded by SounderBruce (talk). Self-nominated at 03:51, 13 June 2018 (UTC).


QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg I'll accept the hook reference in good faith since it's offline. epicgenius (talk) 15:04, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

  • I suggest a minor modification
    • ...that an allegedly phallic sculpture at Lakewood station attracted controversy because the area around the station had once been home to sex businesses? epicgenius (talk) 18:59, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
@Epicgenius: Added the word "nearby", which easily implies the area around the station without adding too much length. SounderBruce 18:54, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
@SounderBruce: OK, this article is good to go now. epicgenius (talk) 18:59, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Mount Hope(Ottoman Empire)

  • ... that Mount Hope site was visited by authors of Moby Dick and The Grapes of Wrath? Source: "The writer Herman Melville, author of "Moby Dick," visited the little community in January 1857...", John Steinbeck ... visited the former site of the community during a visit to Israel in 1966 [20], [21]
    • ALT1: ... that Mount Hope site was visited by Herman Melville and John Steinbeck? Source: "The writer Herman Melville, author of "Moby Dick," visited the little community in January 1857...", John Steinbeck ... visited the former site of the community during a visit to Israel in 1966 [22], [23]
    • ALT2: ... that Mount Hope farm was commemorated in the name of Hatikva Quarter in south Tel Aviv? Source:
  • Reviewed: Not needed my third nomination.

Created by Shrike (talk). Self-nominated at 08:29, 12 June 2018 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Interesting, on good sources, Hebrew sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. - The hooks need work, I think. How about mentioning Jaffa? Saying not "site" but something more precise such as "former [educational] farm"? As cute as it is to combine quirky things, original hook and ALT1 rely on people knowing titles and/or authors. How about focusing on Steinbeck and saying that he not only visited but had his roots there? - How do you feel about an infobox, which would show at a glance that it's not about a mountain? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:31, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • ALT3: ... that Mount Hope former farm near Jaffa was founded by grandparents of John Steinbeck and he visited the remnants during his visit to Israel? Source: John Steinbeck ... visited the former site of the community during a visit to Israel in 1966 [24]
      • User:Gerda Arendt If you could improve the hook any futher I would be gratefull.I will add the infobox Shrike (talk) 13:38, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, how is this:
ALT4: ... that Mount Hope, a farm near Jaffa, was founded by grandparents of John Steinbeck, who visited its remnants?
Symbol voting keep.svg but I'll watch for other ideas. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:37, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Falcon Records (Texas)

Falcon 78rpm A459, "El Jornalero" by Marcelo y Aurelia
Falcon 78rpm A459, "El Jornalero" by Marcelo y Aurelia
  • ... that Falcon Records (label pictured) founder Arnaldo Ramirez chose the name in part because it sounded the same in English and Spanish? Source: Maldonado (1991) "The founder of the Falcon Records company smiled 'the word 'falcon' also sounds the same in English and Spanish and lends itself for promotional purposes."

Created by 78.26 (talk) and Megalibrarygirl (talk). Nominated by 78.26 (talk) at 15:39, 13 June 2018 (UTC).

ALT1: ... when founder Arnaldo Ramirez chose the name for Falcon Records (label pictured), he considered that it sounds the same in English and Spanish?
Symbol voting keep.svg Interesting detailed article, on good sources, offline sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. I offer an ALT of the same content, and wonder a bit if the other part of the naming (agressiveness) might be more interesting. The image is licensed and a good illustration. How do you feel about an infobox? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:49, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Andrea L. Thompson

Official portrait at the Department of State
Official portrait at the Department of State

Created by Ergo Sum (talk). Self-nominated at 18:59, 14 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article new enough, long enough, well written and adequately sourced using inline citations. QPD done. The 'fact' is cited indirectly by saying the subject joined the army in 1988 and left in late 2016, which for me is adequate. The phot is taken from the US government website and has no associated copyright symbol which, according to the website's copyright info, means no special permission is needed to re-use it. Unless someone knows differnt, that seems adequate to me. Good to go! Sionk (talk) 17:14, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Imperial German plans for the invasion of the United Kingdom

Improved to Good Article status by Factotem (talk). Self-nominated at 15:50, 12 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg The article itself is in perfect shape for DYK and it became a GA only yesterday, so it was definitely nominated in time. The only question I have left is whether the nominator needs to fulfill or has fulfilled the quid pro quo criterion, which I do not know how to check up on. --Katolophyromai (talk) 15:40, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
My first DYK nom, which as I understand exempts me from QPQ. Factotem (talk) 16:31, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg @Factotem: In that case, this review is complete and the article is ready to go. Excellent work! --Katolophyromai (talk) 16:39, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg Katolophyromai, the DYK review is expected to be independent of the GA review: you should check for neutrality, close paraphrasing/copyvio, etc., since more than one article that passed GAN was nevertheless found to have issues in these areas, and mentioned that you checked in your review. Equally important is the hook: the hook facts need to be cited by the end of the sentence in which a fact appears, and the hook must not exceed the maximum of 200 characters including spaces. Unfortunately, this hook is too long at 228 characters, so I have struck it. Factotem, can you please create a shorter alternate hook that meets the requirements for hook length (and start it with "... that "). Thank you very much. BlueMoonset (talk) 16:19, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
Alt-1
Alt-2

Apologies. First DYK nom, and really should have read the instructions better. Factotem (talk) 16:51, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 13

Gil Cisneros

Created by Muboshgu (talk). Self-nominated at 16:38, 13 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg It’s very close, but needs cleanup
  • Length is good, over 1900 characters.
  • New enough, expanded froma redirect on date indicated
  • Refs look impeccable
  • there are some minor cleanup issues that can easily be fixed, grammar and sentence structure are awkward or wrong in a few places
  • I strongly prefer the second hook over the other two, it’s very compelling
Beeblebrox (talk) 20:26, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
@Beeblebrox: Over the weekend, I did some clean up, finding a few places where I did mess up in the initial writing. Please let me know if there are any other problems I missed. QPQ is provided too. And I agree with preferring ALT1 after considering it for a time. – Muboshgu (talk) 17:49, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for reminding me, Symbol confirmed.svg looks good .Beeblebrox (talk) 18:32, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Nucleus, the Nuclear and Caithness Archives

  • ... that the archives of the British civil nuclear industry are housed alongside historical documents dating to the 16th-century? "Nucleus: The Nuclear and Caithness Archives are based at Wick Airport and are home to the archives of the UK civil nuclear industry and the historical archives of the county of Caithness...the archives of the county of Caithness date from the 1589"

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 11:19, 13 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough (moved from User:Dumelow/Nucleus, the Nuclear and Caithness Archives on 13 June 2018), long enough (2,968 characters "readable prose size"), fully referenced. Hook fine, supported by online source. No images. QPQ done. Good to go. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 23:20, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 14

Type of Constans

Improved to Good Article status by Gog the Mild (talk). Self-nominated at 20:16, 16 June 2018 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Sorry for the delay. I did the GA review of this article. The first source checks out. I am pretty sure that the second citation is also legitimate, but because I obtained an Epub version of it without page numbers, I would request a quote so I can trace it. Also, I have added a comma to the ALT1 hook, so it reads better. Finally, you might want to replace support for by support of, which seems more common. Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 23:57, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

@Farang Rak Tham: No need to apologise. This is one of the faster reviews I have had.
  • "Norwich, p 326: "The Council was to hold eighteen plenary sessions... the almost unanimous findings... Those who maintained otherwise were condemned and cursed – including the now defunct Pope Honorius."
  • Thanks, found it. I hate to be fuzzy, but condemned and cursed isn't quite the same as excommunicated—do you have another source to indicate a formal excommunication?--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 11:17, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • @Farang Rak Tham: Actually it is. "Excommunicate" is a modern word. "Curse and condemn" was the form of words and it was known as anathematization. However, I take your point. Try Ostrogorsky, George, History of The Byzantine State. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. (1957) OCLC 422217218, p 114. "the Patriarchs Sergius, Pyrrhus and Cyrus and Pope Honorius, were excommunicated." Gog the Mild (talk) 11:30, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the comma.
  • I would prefer to keep "for". However, I have tweaked ALT1 to avoid two for's and to, I think, read a little more smoothly. What do you think? Gog the Mild (talk) 09:04, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Megachile centuncularis

  • ... that the patchwork leafcutter bee makes use of the leaves of roses, lilac and honeysuckle? Source: "Ash, birch, honeysuckle, horse-chestnut, lilac and rose leaves are utilised."

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 18:26, 15 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg I have a question about the article's history: it was expanded from a stub in August 2015 by Thine Antique Pen [25], but it was reverted by the same user three months later without explanation [26]. Do you have any idea why he did that? I'm not sure if that disqualifies the article for 5x expansion. -Zanhe (talk) 03:42, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
  • @Zanhe: The expansion is from the previous size when the expansion starts, not from some earlier version. I do vaguely remember that in a "Stub competition" for expanding stubs into start class articles, Thine Antique Pen created a large number of expansions using identical text for each. If you look at Megachile catamarcensis and Megachile catulus, you will see that they had similar expansions that were also reversed. There are about 2000 species of Megachile bees so there were plenty of articles to expand in this way! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:31, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Thanks for the explanation. If the user was copying identical text to numerous articles, I suppose that should be considered invalid content and not count against the 5x expansion rule. In that case, the article is new enough, long enough, fully referenced. The hook is verified with inline reference. QPQ is done. No copyvio found. Good to go. -Zanhe (talk) 05:18, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

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)

Articles created/expanded on June 15

Enoch zu Guttenberg

Enoch zu Guttenberg in 2012
Enoch zu Guttenberg in 2012
  • Reviewed: Liu Yichang
  • Comment: He died yesterday, was scheduled to conduct the same piece end of this month.

5x expanded by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 21:49, 16 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg RIP to a great musician. Article is new enough (recent 5x expansion), long enough, neutral, and well referenced. Image is freely licensed, clear, and would be great for the main page. Hook is interesting and verified with reliable sources. QPQ is done. No copyvio found (Earwig reports matches with Youtube and Facebook pages which are likely copied from this article). Good to go. -Zanhe (talk) 05:43, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Joannes de Cordua

Vanitas still life with a bust
Vanitas still life with a bust

Created by Lomojo (talk). Nominated by Sam Sailor (talk) at 09:08, 16 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg New enough, long enough, neutral tone. No copyright violation detected.
  • Well-cited, although the sources are in a foreign language.
  • The hook is short enough, well-cited and hooky.
  • Good to go!Zigzig20s (talk) 02:26, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Thuy Bo massacre

  • ... that 145 Vietnamese civilians were killed during the 1967 Thuy Bo massacre? [27]

Created by A bicyclette (talk). Nominated by Sionk (talk) at 17:25, 15 June 2018 (UTC).

  • I'll gladly review this article on an interesting piece of history:
  • New – 5 times expanded on June 15th, and nominated on June 15th.
  • Long enough – prose has 8304 characters
  • Within policy – Article is written in a neutral manner merely including what the literature says about this event. It cites sources with inline citations. Earwig's Copyvio Detector has a Violation Unlikely rating of 0.0%.
  • Hook Format – 76 characters including spaces
  • Hook Content - Factual and straight to the point. The citation leads to a book passage WITHOUT a preview. However I am accepting on good faith. The citation is used in the article (the infobox) to support the fact present in the hook.
  • QPQ – Reviewed Andrea L. Thompson.

Symbol voting keep.svg Good to go. Lovely article on a not very lovely piece of history. Thankyou for teaching me something new. (Please also consider reviewing my DYK Template:Did you know nominations/Piposh as a QPQ). --Coin945 (talk) 08:37, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Thanks. I also thought there was no preview for the book, but it simply takes quite a while to load up the pages. Sionk (talk) 01:01, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 16

Joseph Samuel Clark

Created by Zigzig20s (talk) and Parkwells (talk). Nominated by Zigzig20s (talk) at 01:44, 17 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, neutrally written, adequately referenced, no close paraphrasing seen. Hook is interesting and offline hook ref AGF and cited inline. QPQ done. However, I added numerous "citation needed" tags to important facts in the article; the last sentence in the note is something that could be construed as OR without a citation. Yoninah (talk) 20:52, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
I have removed the OR content (1940 makes no sense because his son was already SU's president by 1938), and asked Parkwells to reference the content they've added.Zigzig20s (talk) 21:25, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
User:Yoninah: I have tried to fix all the issues you raised earlier.Zigzig20s (talk) 03:47, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol voting keep.svg Thank you. You improved the article a lot. It was a good idea to remove all that biographical information about his son, who already has his own article. I did add back the fact that his son succeeded him as president. Good to go. Yoninah (talk) 11:48, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Magnolia Way

Created by Nova Crystallis (talk). Self-nominated at 23:47, 15 June 2018 (UTC).

Symbol confirmed.svg *New enough, long enough, neutral.
  • Well-cited. Very impressive effort to find obscure information in government PDFs.
  • The hook is short enough, cited, and interesting.
  • Good to go!Zigzig20s (talk) 05:04, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 17

Ofir Ben Shitrit

  • ... that 17-year-old Ofir Ben Shitrit was called "the religious Rosa Parks" after performing on The Voice Israel despite rabbinic law prohibiting women from singing in front of men? Source: "Ofir, just 17 at the time, was suspended for two weeks from her religious all-girls school in Ashdod for violating the Jewish laws of kol isha when she participated in the Israeli talent-search television show, 'The Voice.' According to strict interpretation of these laws, men are not supposed to listen to women sing." (The New York Jewish Week); " תוך החפצתך לרוזה פארקס הדתייה [out of your desire to be the religious Rosa Parks]" (Makor Rishon)

Created by Yoninah (talk). Self-nominated at 20:05, 17 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg New enough, long enough, neutral.
  • Well-cited but some sources are in Hebrew, so I am unable to double-check them.
  • The hook is short enough, neutral, and hooky. It is based on an article in Hebrew.
  • Good to go!Zigzig20s (talk) 00:01, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Special occasion holding area

June 18 (England's World Cup opening game)

June 22 (2018 NBA draft)

Moritz Wagner (basketball)

Moe Wagner in 2018
Moe Wagner in 2018

Improved to Good Article status by TonyTheTiger (talk). Self-nominated at 03:55, 24 May 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg This is a newly promoted GA and meets the length and date criteria. The image is appropriately licensed, the hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. Request is for June 22. Cwmhiraeth (talk). 09:55, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

July 15 (2018 FIFA World Cup Final)

List of Azerbaijan international footballers

5x expanded by Kosack (talk). Self-nominated at 12:22, 5 June 2018 (UTC).

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Red XN - Inline citation directly after statement in article is missing. Would prefer a non-database source, of which I see a few online.
  • Interesting: Green tickY
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg Prefer the ALT1 hook, but the wording should be modified (as caps aren't to be "won", but "earned"). SounderBruce 07:14, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

@SounderBruce: Thanks for the review, I've modified ALT1 and moved a ref to the end of the hook. I've added an additional source as well. Kosack (talk) 11:09, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg All good to go. I'd like to see this run for the World Cup final on 15 July, as discussed at WT:DYK. Would you like to chime in, Kosack? SounderBruce 19:39, 9 June 2018 (UTC)


Las Vegas Lights FC

5x expanded by SounderBruce (talk). Self-nominated at 07:43, 5 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg 5x expanded, in time, long enough, sourced, inline hook citations check out (preference to ALT3 & ALT0), no apparent copyvios. SounderBruce, QPQ needed. --Usernameunique (talk) 11:39, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
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