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Errors in In the news

"A vehicle ramming attack" should be "A vehicle-ramming attack". — Hugh (talk) 03:09, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

The image (Vivian Cheruiyot Rio 2016.jpg) glitches out of the box in Portal:Current events. –  Nixinova  T  C  03:26, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

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OTD today

  • Battle of Mühlberg - about half is unreferenced and tagged inline. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:24, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
  • "Library of Congress Building, Washington, D.C." not sure that "Building" need that capitalisation, can't find another use like that in the article. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:27, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
    • The caption for the image "Library of Congress Building, Washington, D.C." is incorrect. It should read either "The original Library of Congress Building, Washington, D.C." or "The Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C." Thank you. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 00:12, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
      • Rewrote as "The original Library of Congress building, Washington, D.C." howcheng {chat} 03:38, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • ", a pillar in the development" this isn't wrong but it's not accessible English. Most people won't equate "pillar" here with, say, pillar. Can we rephrase to something like seminal work or similar? The Rambling Man (talk) 21:29, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
    • Rewrote as "The Franck–Hertz experiment, the first electrical measurement to clearly demonstrate quantum mechanics..." howcheng {chat} 03:38, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • " U.S. servicemen " is unnecessarily piped to a redirect. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:30, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
  • "the hostages in the Iran hostage crisis." unfortunate repeat of "hostage" here, and the link to Operation Eagle Claw doesn't even use "Iran hostage crisis" as an alternative name in the lead so why are we? The Rambling Man (talk) 21:31, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
    • Replaced "hostages" with "captives". And the article lead does use that wording: ...was a United States Armed Forces operation ordered by U.S. President Jimmy Carter to attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis. howcheng {chat} 03:38, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • 2013 Savar building collapse - the article says "a death toll of 1,134.[2] Approximately 2,500 injured people were rescued from the building alive" so let's use that, instead of a nebulous "over 1,100 deaths", and perhaps change "deaths" to "killed" so we don't repeat "death" when we say "deadliest"? The Rambling Man (talk) 21:34, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

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  • Queue 2, 2nd last hook "that an overloaded Kiribati ferry, said to be carrying 88 passengers and 35 tons of coconuts, broke in half and sank last January?" I changed the article, MV Butiraoi‎, to read tonnes per ref. Can someone pls check and change it in hook, ie from "tons" to "tonnes"? Thanks, JennyOz (talk) 02:07, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

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POTD today

  • The claim about "Only 100,000 of the consoles were produced between its 1996 release and 1997 discontinuation." is either unreferenced or referenced to a blog which is not an RS. I think it's getting to the point where we need an RFC on the blurbs here needing to be verifiable. The Rambling Man (talk) 22:33, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

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