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Errors in the summary of today's or tomorrow's featured article

TFA today

TFA tomorrow

See the discussion below under FL. - Dank (push to talk) 04:44, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

Errors in In the news

Soul singer linking span should be adjusted to soul singer. Brandmeistertalk 07:28, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

Discussion yesterday suggested that it should not be linked at all? Martinevans123 (talk) 08:35, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
That was one opinion. And sea of blue was a ridiculous statement. Stephen 11:05, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
For now, I've replaced the link to the redirect with a direct link. Whether it should be linked at all is another matter. Anarchyte (work | talk) 11:56, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
I thought Brandmeister was asking for something else? Martinevans123 (talk) 12:01, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
Yes. I'm neutral about linking per se, but if we link, better link just the genre, "soul" (excluding "singer"). Brandmeistertalk 12:09, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

Kofi Annan

Should read: "Former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan (pictured) dies at the age of 80." -Inowen (nlfte) 04:39, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

Agree this reads better, done. Stephen 04:44, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

Errors in today's or tomorrow's On this day

OTD today

OTD tomorrow

Errors in the current or next Did you know...

DYK current

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Errors in today's or tomorrow's featured picture

POTD today

  • Parterre doesn't translate as earth, it translates as flowerbed. English for Parterre de broderie is embroidery flowerbed. Awien (talk) 02:05, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
    • Please change "embroidery of earth" to "Embroidery Flowerbed" as a matter of urgency. "Earth" is a glaring mistranslation. Awien (talk) 09:21, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
      • A blatant mistranslation, verifiable with a quick look in a dictionary, correct in the article but wrong on our main page ... why is nobody fixing this! Awien (talk) 09:41, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
  • The source cited by the article says "embroidery of earth". I'm not sure we should bother translating this, it is apparently a recognised style of garden dating back to the early 17th century. Hut 8.5 10:33, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

However we achieve it, we should at least avoid endorsing a mistranslation. Maybe just: The Broderie Room is located in the south part of the east wing. Cheers, Awien (talk) 11:13, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

OK, I've removed the translation. Parterre does discuss this style without translating the name. Hut 8.5 11:20, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
Thank you! Awien (talk) 11:21, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

POTD tomorrow

Errors in the summary of the current or next featured list

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The Featured Article and Featured List for August 20 are both closely similar articles about Amy Adams. I know this page is for today and tomorrow only, but last time I posted at Wikipedia talk:Today's featured list nothing happened, and I was told it was because that page isn't read. Art LaPella (talk) 04:28, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

The "Next" FL is the 20th, so this seems to be the right place. (Although I can't promise I'll see requests here ... maybe a ping or a mention at ERRORS/TFA, in general?) TFA isn't special. OTOH, we might look at things like: the strength of consensus, who scheduled first, etc. It makes sense that if people are looking for date relevance, we'd run similar articles from time to time ... I don't remember it happening often, though. - Dank (push to talk) 04:40, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
Pinging @WP:TFA coordinators: . I left a pointer at WT:TFL. - Dank (push to talk) 12:40, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
I'm not seeing the issue - it makes sense to me that we should run related articles on a day that has a connection - if that means that TFA and TFL for a day share a theme ... great! Especially if they are about a woman since we often get complaints about not having enough women. Ealdgyth - Talk 12:42, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
I don't remember such close duplication before, and I do remember it being considered a problem. Art LaPella (talk) 14:43, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
I think that the problem there was two otherwise unrelated articles on the same general topic. Here we have two closely related articles on the same date-linked topic. I don't have problem here, especially, as Ealdgyth says, when they are about a woman Jimfbleak - talk to me? 15:05, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
Well, I have no say in scheduling, I just co-write the blurbs and keep an eye on this page and other relevant pages. Not my call. - Dank (push to talk) 15:08, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
It isn't different perspectives, it's the same facts rephrased. And if we're doing something so new based on gender (don't get me started on feminism!) then you'd think they'd pick a woman I've heard of. Art LaPella (talk) 16:15, 18 August 2018 (UTC) Struck last sentence because Adams is well-known on Google. Art LaPella (talk) 23:31, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
As the regular TFL scheduler, I can report that we received a request for this list to appear on the 20th. I decided to run it because it sounded like a great choice for that date, given the connection to Adams' birthday. Apparently one of the TFA coordinators shared my view. Please note that if you'd like me personally to change the list, that can only happen in the next few hours because I'm not an admin and cannot edit the blurb after today. If a consensus emerges tomorrow or on the 20th, you'll have to get an admin to replace the list. I've noticed that suggestions here sometimes don't get acted upon quickly, so you might want to ask for help at AN or ANI if a change is wanted. Since there doesn't seem to be a consensus for a change at the moment, I won't take any action for now, but will monitor the discussion over the next few hours and move into action if necessary. Giants2008 (Talk) 21:11, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

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