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This page is to nominate fresh articles to appear in the "Did you know" section on the Main Page, by a "hook" (an interesting note). Nominations that have been approved are moved to a staging area, from which the articles are promoted into the Queue.

Count of DYK Hooks
Section # of Hooks # Verified
January 26 1
February 6 2
February 7 1
February 17 1
February 19 1 1
February 20 1
February 21 1
February 24 1
February 27 1
February 28 1
March 5 1
March 7 1
March 12 2 2
March 13 2 1
March 14 2
March 15 1 1
March 16 2 1
March 17 3 1
March 18 4
March 19 3 3
March 20 4 1
March 21 9 7
March 22 2 2
March 23 16 11
March 24 10 5
March 25 8 1
March 26 11 6
March 27 12 7
March 28 13 10
March 29 12 8
March 30 14 9
March 31 11 6
April 1 11 6
April 2 12 8
April 3 15 7
April 4 11 6
April 5 14 7
April 6 20 9
April 7 13 4
April 8 14 3
April 9 20 8
April 10 9 3
April 11 11 7
April 12 9 3
April 13 4
April 14 3
Total 320 154
Last updated 07:27, 14 April 2021 UTC
Current time is 07:28, 14 April 2021 UTC [refresh]

Instructions for nominatorsEdit

Create a subpage for your new DYK suggestion and then list the page below under the date the article was created or the expansion began or it became a good article (not the date you submit it here), with the newest dates at the bottom. Any registered user may nominate a DYK suggestion (if you are not a registered user, please leave a message at the bottom of the DYK project talk page with the details of the article you would like to nominate and the hook you would like to propose); self-nominations are permitted and encouraged. Thanks for participating and please remember to check back for comments on your nomination (consider watchlisting your nomination page).

If this is your first nomination, please read the DYK rules before continuing:
Official DYK criteria: DYK rules and supplementary guidelines
Unofficial guide: Learning DYK

To nominate an articleEdit

Read these instructions completely before proceeding.
For simplified instructions, see User:Rjanag/Quick DYK 2.
Create the nomination subpage.

Enter the article title in the box below and click the button. (To nominate multiple articles together, enter any or all of the article titles.) You will then be taken to a preloaded nomination page.

Write the nomination.

On the nomination page, fill in the relevant information. See Template:NewDYKnomination and {{NewDYKnomination/guide}} for further information.

  • Not every line of the template needs to be filled in. For instance, if you are not nominating an image to appear with your hook, there is no need to fill in the image-related lines.
  • Add an edit summary e.g. "Nominating YOUR ARTICLE TITLE for DYK" and click Save page.
  • Make sure the nomination page is on your watchlist, so you can follow the review discussion.

In the current nominations section find the subsection for the date on which the article was created or on which expansion began (or, if a new Good Article, the date on which it became a GA), not the date on which you make the nomination.

  • At the top of that subsection (before other nominations already there, but below the section head and hidden comment) add {{Did you know nominations/YOUR ARTICLE TITLE}}.
  • Add an edit summary e.g. "Nominating YOUR ARTICLE TITLE for DYK" and click Save page.

How to review a nominationEdit

Any editor who was not involved in writing/expanding or nominating an article may review it by checking to see that the article meets all the DYK criteria (long enough, new enough, no serious editorial or content issues) and the hook is cited. Editors may also alter the suggested hook to improve it, suggest new hooks, or even lend a hand and make edits to the article to which the hook applies so that the hook is supported and accurate. For a more detailed discussion of the DYK rules and review process see the supplementary guidelines and the WP:Did you know/Reviewing guide.

To post a comment or review on a DYK nomination, follow the steps outlined below:

  • Look through this page, Template talk:Did you know, to find a nomination you would like to comment on.
  • Click the "Review or comment" link at the top of the nomination. You will be taken to the nomination subpage.
  • The top of the page includes a list of the DYK criteria. Check the article to ensure it meets all the relevant criteria.
  • To indicate the result of the review (i.e., whether the nomination passes, fails, or needs some minor changes), leave a signed comment on the page. Please begin with one of the 5 review symbols that appear at the top of the edit screen, and then indicate all aspects of the article that you have reviewed; your comment should look something like the following:

    Article length and age are fine, no copyvio or plagiarism concerns, reliable sources are used. But the hook needs to be shortened.

    If you are the first person to comment on the nomination, there will be a line :* <!-- REPLACE THIS LINE TO WRITE FIRST COMMENT, KEEPING  :* --> showing you where you should put the comment.
  • Save the page.

If there is any problem or concern about a nomination, please consider notifying the nominator by placing {{subst:DYKproblem|Article|header=yes|sig=yes}} on the nominator's talk page.

Frequently asked questionsEdit


This page is often backlogged. As long as your submission is still on the page, it will stay there until an editor reviews it. Since editors are encouraged to review the oldest submissions first (so that those hooks don't grow stale), it may take several weeks until your submission is reviewed. In the meantime, please consider reviewing another submission (not your own) to help reduce the backlog (see instructions above).

Where is my hook?Edit

If you can't find the nomination you submitted to this nominations page, it may have been approved and is on the approved nominations page waiting to be promoted. It could also have been added to one of the prep areas, promoted from prep to a queue, or is on the main page.

If the nominated hook is in none of those places, then the nomination has probably been rejected. Such a rejection usually only occurs if it was at least a couple of weeks old and had unresolved issues for which any discussion had gone stale. If you think your nomination was unfairly rejected, you can query this on the DYK discussion page, but as a general rule such nominations will only be restored in exceptional circumstances.

Search archived DYK nomination discussionsEdit

Instructions for other editorsEdit

How to promote an accepted hookEdit

  • See Wikipedia:Did you know/Preparation areas for full instructions.
  • Hooks that have been approved are located on the approved nominations page.
  • In one window, open the DYK nomination subpage of the hook you would like to promote.
  • In another window, open the prep set you intend to add the hook to.
  • In the prep set...
    • Paste the hook into the hook area (be sure to not paste in that that)
    • Paste the credit information ({{DYKmake}} and/or {{DYKnom}}) into the credits area.
    • Add an edit summary, e.g. "Promoted [[Jane Fonda]]", preview, and save
  • Back on DYK nomination page...
    • change {{DYKsubpage to {{subst:DYKsubpage
    • change |passed= to |passed=yes
    • Add an edit summary, e.g. "Promoted to Prep 3", preview, and save

How to remove a rejected hookEdit

  • Open the DYK nomination subpage of the hook you would like to remove. (It's best to wait several days after a reviewer has rejected the hook, just in case someone contests or the article undergoes a large change.)
  • In the window where the DYK nomination subpage is open, replace the line {{DYKsubpage with {{subst:DYKsubpage, and replace |passed= with |passed=no. Then save the page. This has the effect of wrapping up the discussion on the DYK nomination subpage in a blue archive box and stating that the nomination was unsuccessful, as well as adding the nomination to a category for archival purposes.

How to remove a hook from the prep areas or queueEdit

  • Edit the prep area or queue where the hook is and remove the hook and the credits associated with it.
  • Go to the hook's nomination subpage (there should have been a link to it in the credits section).
    • View the edit history for that page
    • Go back to the last version before the edit where the hook was promoted, and revert to that version to make the nomination active again.
    • Add a new icon on the nomination subpage to cancel the previous tick and leave a comment after it explaining that the hook was removed from the prep area or queue, and why, so that later reviewers are aware of this issue.
  • Add a transclusion of the template back to this page so that reviewers can see it. It goes under the date that it was first created/expanded/listed as a GA. You may need to add back the day header for that date if it had been removed from this page.
  • If you removed the hook from a queue, it is best to either replace it with another hook from one of the prep areas, or to leave a message at WT:DYK asking someone else to do so.

How to move a nomination subpage to a new nameEdit

  • Don't; it should not ever be necessary, and will break some links which will later need to be repaired. Even if you change the title of the article, you don't need to move the nomination page.


Older nominationsEdit

Articles created/expanded on January 26Edit

Old-age-security hypothesis

Created/expanded by Vyacheslav84 (talk). Self-nominated at 11:09, 26 January 2021 (UTC).

  • Comment (not a review). The article does not support the hook, in several important ways. (1) It is about a decrease in fertility caused by adding pensions, not about an increase in fertility caused by removing them. The phrasing in the hook, suggesting that cutting pensions will cause fertility to go back up is an inference (WP:SYNTH) rather than something directly supported by the sources in the article. (2) Linking Welfare state to "well-being of the country" is a violation of WP:SUBMARINE. (3) There is zero support in the article for the claim in the hook that cutting pensions will increase well-being. It links low pensions to "overall income growth" but that is hardly the same thing as well-being. The only connection to well-being is an opposite one to what is in the hook: "although it increases household savings". The article is also quite problematic in its context-free presentation of various opinions with no evaluation of what local circumstances they are based on or how widespread those opinions are, and in its base assumptions that greater fertility is a greater good and that individual hardship (based for instance on involuntary childlessness) can be ignored. —David Eppstein (talk) 19:52, 30 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Your suggestions for the wording? — Vyacheslav84 (talk) 07:36, 9 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Adding pensions cuts fertility? — Vyacheslav84 (talk) 08:03, 9 February 2021 (UTC)
  • "the refusal of the state from old-age benefits..." is downright ungrammatical anyway. What does it mean? Johnbod (talk) 03:36, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
    • "Cancellation or rejection of the state pension.", "abandonment of state pension", "cancellation of state pension". — Vyacheslav84 (talk) 05:47, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

  A full review of DYK criteria is still needed for this nomination. Flibirigit (talk) 14:26, 18 March 2021 (UTC)

  The hook is confusing, and the suggested alterations aren't any better. Since there has been a failure to create a suitable alternative hook in two months, it's time to pass on this nomination. 4meter4 ( talk) 04:34, 10 April 2021 (UTC)
I dont know. — Vyacheslav84 ( talk) 05:47, 10 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 6Edit

Giacomo Sartori

Created by Vaticidalprophet (talk). Self-nominated at 16:17, 6 February 2021 (UTC).

  • I will start this review momentarily. Ktin (talk) 21:48, 6 February 2021 (UTC)

General: Article is new enough and long enough
  • New Enough:  Y
  • Long Enough:  Y

Policy compliance:

  • Adequate sourcing:  Y
  • Neutral:  Y
  • Free of copyright violations, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing:  ?
Hook: Hook has been verified by provided inline citation
  • Cited:  Y
  • Interesting:  Y
QPQ: None required.

Overall:   Article meets eligibility criteria - length and newness. Will require a relook at sourcing -- while sentences are sourced, many of them are sourced to the author's profile on the book publisher's webpage, his own Linkedin page. I am asking another editor / reviewer's assistance to help have a relook. No major copyvios to be seen. The phrase has since published seven novels and four collections of short stories can be considered for revision since it is used as-is from Restlessbooks. Hook is cited and interesting. However, hook is again sourced the author's page on the publisher webpage. Will require another Editor's eyes on this one. Request to the nominator -- In addition, can you think about a rewrite of the lede. Please see if you can avoid narrative style and go for a declarative style. E.g. He is an author of x books including A, B, and C, rather than "Sartori, who began writing in his thirties, has since published ...". I would also suggest reconsidering phrases such as 'positive reviews' in the lede. QPQ not required since the editor has only DYK published so far. However, if this is not accurate, please let me know. Overall, I think this is a good nomination, but, might require a relook. I am requesting for another reviewer's support on this one. Cheers. Ktin (talk) 22:26, 6 February 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for taking a look, @Ktin! I'm cutting down on the relevant predominance of the author bio a bit. The LinkedIn cite is to support some uncontroversial biographical information, which I've always taken as an acceptable use of that kind of source (and is explicitly called out as "can be a valid reason to use discouraged sources" on Cite Unseen); post-revision, the author bio is mostly the same. Vaticidalprophet ( talk) 06:16, 7 February 2021 (UTC)
@Vaticidalprophet: Thanks. Let me know when the edits are done, and I can pick it up. Cheers. Ktin ( talk) 02:14, 8 February 2021 (UTC)
@Ktin: Been a while, but how do you feel about how the article is currently set up? Vaticidalprophet ( talk) 22:55, 16 February 2021 (UTC)
@Vaticidalprophet: Looks good. Added one [citation needed] tag. Good to go once that is fixed. Ktin ( talk) 03:04, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
@Ktin: Cited. Vaticidalprophet ( talk) 22:51, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
  Approved. Looks good. Ktin ( talk) 23:33, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Came by to promote, but I'm uncomfortable with the hook assertion being sourced to his publisher. I think we need a new hook. —valereee (talk) 16:28, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Honestly, I'm pretty tired of this process. I have half a mind to entirely withdraw this hook and the I Am God hook. I don't know that I want to commit to it, but I don't exactly feel motivated to come up with a new one. Vaticidalprophet (talk) 03:41, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
  • The hook seems fine to me. jp×g 18:35, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
The hook seems mostly okay but I don't know if it's appropriate to include the word "unusual" in it. I understand the word is in the article, but still. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:34, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
ALT1: * ... that author Giacomo Sartori's day job as a soil scientist has been named as an influence on his work? Source: Restless Books: Giacomo Sartori
@Narutolovehinata5: Is this fine? jp× g 19:53, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
Sounds good since the word "unusual" was my only concern. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:52, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
Pinging valereee to see whether her hook concern has been addressed. If not, perhaps another suggestion could be made? BlueMoonset ( talk) 03:52, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
Possible alternate hook: ALT2 ... that Giacomo Sartori 's autofictional work The Anatomy of the Battle was based on his relationship with his father and their political conflicts? It's cited to this link which is an English translation of an Italian interview. If an article could be written for the book, maybe this could work as a double hook. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:11, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
Prefer ALT2 as ALT1 is still sourced to his publisher. [[User:|—valereee]] ( talk) 19:09, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
@Ktin: The new hooks still need a check. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:11, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: I am a tad confused with ALT2. What does "their political conflicts" mean? Father son political conflicts? Not sure I am seeing that at this link. [1] Please let me know if I am missing something. Been a long day. Also, I am not even seeing a direct statement that it was based on the relationship with his father, though, I think that can be easier to establish. Appreciate your inputs. Ktin ( talk) 01:00, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
@Ktin: The paragraph in question seems to be the one that starts with In the initial plan, this novel was only meant to be the story of the last phases of my father’s illness when he died of a tumor in the last year of the last century. But then in the process of writing, the importance of his previous existence and especially of his fascist training became evident, even just in order to understand his behavior during his illness. The whole paragraph doesn't seem to explicitly say "political conflicts" but it does seem to confirm that the novel was partly based on the father's political beliefs. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:35, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: Thanks for this one. I am on the fence on this one. Should we just clip the hook at the first part? i.e. stop at "was based on his relationship with his father" Ktin ( talk) 03:15, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
It probably still needs the mention of the political views somewhere, even if "political conflicts" isn't the best term. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 11:22, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
  • @Ktin: Okay, how does this sound:
  • I tried including the relationship angle here but it was difficult without making the hook redundant or vague. Another possibility could just be ALT2 without the political beliefs angle, which goes:
  • @Maile66: For what it's worth, I found an independent source that mentions him being a soil scientist; would using this as a source address your original concern? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 11:52, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
Did you mean Valereee? — Maile ( talk) 12:12, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
Whoops! Apologies for the wrong ping. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 12:50, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
Narutolovehinata5, that source is fine to create a hook from, but which of the ALTs does it support? —valereee ( talk) 15:52, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
@Valereee: ALT1. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 16:00, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
Narutolovehinata5, I'm sorry, the review was long, but I thought I read it carefully enough, but I may have been hurrying too mcuh...that review mentions his job, but I didn't see that it said it influenced his literary work? —valereee ( talk) 16:38, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
@Valereee: The reason why I pinged you is to ask if the New Republic source satisfies your concerns about the original source for the soil scientist hook fact being a primary one. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 16:40, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
Narutolovehinata5, I wasn't concerned about the "soil scientist" assertion. That's a noncontroversial fact that I would have accepted even from a self-source, although "unusual" probably shouldn't come from an affiliated source. But that word could just be removed; it's the assertion that it "influenced his work" that I don't like sourced to an affiliated source. Someone not affiliated with him needs to be talking about it, IMO. —valereee ( talk) 16:50, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
@Valereee: Perhaps ALT5 ... that Italian novelist Giacomo Sartori is a soil scientist by profession? could work if the issue is the fact about it being an influence in his work. Otherwise, if the soil scientist angle isn't working out, we could always go with one of the other options (like the ones about the relationship). Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:52, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
Narutolovehinata5, that would work for me! Maybe a link to soil scientist? —valereee ( talk) 13:16, 6 April 2021 (UTC)
@Valereee:   Done Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:36, 6 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Narutolovehinata5, please can I request a uninvolved editor to help with the review. Certain off-wiki / IRL activities have come up that is making it very difficult for me to look at this one for the next week at least. Tagging a few kind folks to see if one of them can help. Valereee, The Rambling Man, Amakuru, and SL93. Thanks everyone. Ktin (talk) 01:49, 7 April 2021 (UTC)
  • I'm an uninvolved editor as requested. The source says "I have scientific training, or more specifically, techno-scientific, since I’m an agronomist. What fascinates me about science is the thirst for discovery, for finding answers to unresolved queries. This doesn’t apply solely to the great geniuses as someone outside of science might suppose, since even the humblest researcher knows the thrill of grappling with problems still in process, of entering untrodden territory. ". Alt0 is fine. Why don't we just agree with the original assessment? Both the author and his publisher think that being a soil scientist is important, I'm willing to take their word for it. If someone could find a source that says that he is not influenced by his day job ... then that would surprise me. That is my view ... and like the nominator I'm not up for a long discussion on this... I'm just offering the requested view. Victuallers (talk) 07:57, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

Hu Zhiying

Created/expanded by Jujiang (talk). Self-nominated at 13:12, 6 February 2021 (UTC).

  I'm not sure this article and nomination are ready for primetime yet. There are still some rough edges in the prose that could be smoothed over into more fluid English, and while the copyvio detector doesn't pick up anything that looks like obvious plagiarism, it does suggest overquotation. I have my doubts about the picture being a free image, and even if it were we could certainly do better than "see, this guy is on the right of this group of three that takes up about one-sixth of the image" ... in fact I was preparing a crop when I decided to look at the image's source.

As for the hooks ... let's go with the original one; the one I had to remove a duplicate of, as what is now ALT1 is rather unremarkable as many artists have work exhibited worldwide. And even having said that, we will need to clean up the original hook as it is wordy and still awkwardly worded, as a result of being what seems to be a direct translation of the Chinese. Daniel Case (talk) 19:30, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

Fixed that. Daniel Case ( talk) 19:34, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
@Daniel Case: Thank you a lot. I made a little modification to the hook. -- Jujiang ( talk) 21:16, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
OK, but the article itself still needs some work, per what I wrote. Daniel Case ( talk) 03:23, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
@Daniel Case: Can you make a small improvement for this article if you find anything inaccurate? My mother tongue is not English. Thank you very much. -- Jujiang ( talk) 11:01, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
This article is moved to Hu Zhiying on December 11, 2020, 2 months before dyk nomination.
The DYKcheck of Hu Zhiying mentioned "Article has not been created or expanded 5x or promoted to Good Article within the past 10 days (86 days). DYKcheck does not account for previous versions with splits or copyright violations."-- Wolfch ( talk) 01:06, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
Jujiang, Daniel Case, the article was at 1523 prose characters prior to Jujiang's expansion on February 4; it is currently 3767 prose characters, about a 2.5x expansion. It will need to more than double in size to 7615 prose characters if it is to reach the required 5x expansion–another 3848 prose characters. Jujiang, do you think you'll be able to add that much material? BlueMoonset ( talk) 02:36, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
BlueMoonset, Thank you for your message. Let me think about it. -- Jujiang ( talk) 04:48, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: I have expanded the content. If there are some minor problems, could you help me to correct it? My native language is not English. Thank you. -- Jujiang ( talk) 13:55, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
@Jujiang:, The article was at 1523 prose characters prior to Jujiang's expansion on February 4. The 5x expansion means 7615 prose characters. According to DYKcheck of Hu Zhiying, this article is currently 6254 prose characters, which is still less than 7615 prose characters(5x expansion)-- Wolfch ( talk) 20:45, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for the hint. -- Jujiang ( talk) 19:18, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
The article is currently 6884 prose characters.-- Wolfch ( talk) 19:45, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
How is the conversion between prose characters and bytes? Thank you. -- Jujiang ( talk) 20:16, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
I got the information using DYK check in DYK toolbox. I don't know the details.-- Wolfch ( talk) 22:44, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you. -- Jujiang ( talk) 00:25, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: I'm still expanding and revising. Thank you. -- Jujiang ( talk) 00:25, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: Thank you. -- Jujiang ( talk) 06:02, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
Jujiang, according to DYKcheck you're currently at 7448 prose characters; only 167 more to go. You're almost there! BlueMoonset ( talk) 06:30, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: Thank you. -- Jujiang ( talk) 07:01, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
Jujiang, did you use DYK check to get the amount of prose characters?-- Wolfch ( talk)
@BlueMoonset: Is the prose characters count enough? I am a beginner and do not know how to use DYK toolbox. Or, can you tell me how to use it? My only article Duo Yun Xuan is DYK. Thank you. -- Jujiang ( talk) 13:12, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
Jujiang, adding references, as you did in this edit, even with quotes in them, will not change the number of prose characters we count. Prose is actual words in sentences in the article proper, excluding lists and blockquotes and references; you're still at 7448. You can go to WP:DYKcheck to find out how to use DYKcheck. BlueMoonset ( talk) 14:19, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
Jujiang, I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I just checked the article and there was a very large quote by Bridgewater in the "Connotation and allegory" section. Per MOS:BLOCKQUOTE, I have reformatted it as a blockquote, and it no longer counts as prose, leaving the article with 6853 prose characters. Another 762 prose characters will be needed. I was confused by the Gao Minglu sentence in the first paragraph of that section: it reads like a quote, and the "stated" and colon before it indicates it's a quote, so I added quotation marks to it. If it isn't a quote, please recast the sentence to better indicate that you're paraphrasing Gao—as a quote it's right on the border as to whether it is a blockquote, so a shorter quote with your own wording for the rest would be a better approach. BlueMoonset ( talk) 14:43, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for helping to improve the article. I continue to work hard to increase the word count to improve the quality. -- Jujiang ( talk) 14:53, 14 March 2021 (UTC) -- Jujiang ( talk) 14:53, 14 March 2021 (UTC) -- Jujiang ( talk) 14:53, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
Hello @BlueMoonset: Can you review it again? That paragraph is not Gao Minglu's original words. The added content is rewritten in my own words. The "Note" are also written by me. If there are any incorrect things, please correct them. Thank you. -- Jujiang ( talk) 02:05, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
Jujiang, the article is currently 9684 prose characters, more than a 5× expansion. You're set there. I did check the Gao Minglu paragraph before your expansion, and while it wasn't always his exact words, it was too close a paraphrase to pass muster on Wikipedia. I edited that particular section so it is (I hope) a paraphrase but not a close paraphrase; as part of that, I put some of the phrases in quotes where appropriate. Now that the article is long enough, I'm hoping that the original reviewer, Daniel Case, can return and continue his review. BlueMoonset ( talk) 02:46, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: Thank you for your comments. I have quoted Gao Minglu's original words instead. Thanks again. -- Jujiang ( talk) 03:09, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
  The article is new enough, long enough, and within policy. The hook fact to a foreign language reference can be assumed in good faith. However, the prose of the article is difficult to read due to poor grammar. There are some run-on sentences where the meaning is not clear, and descriptive adjectives with no following nouns. Given the abstract nature of the topic where precision of language/grammar is necessary to communicate complex ideas accurately, I'm not confident that this article is ready for the main page. I would suggest requesting help with grammar at WP:GOCE/R, or perhaps asking for assistance at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject China where there may be editors highly proficient at reading and writing in both Chinese and English. The prose needs more cleaning up for clarity of meaning. 4meter4 ( talk) 05:12, 10 April 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for your comments. I have summitted the requirement at WP:GOCE/R. -- Jujiang ( talk) 12:43, 10 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 7Edit

Viola Brand

  • Comment: Since I withdrew my previous nomination, this is now my final nomination without the need for a QPQ.

Moved to mainspace by Possibly (talk), RamónMC (talk), and LordPeterII (talk). Nominated by LordPeterII (talk) at 10:17, 12 February 2021 (UTC).

  • Alright, first a ping to Possibly and RamónMC, because I am not sure if being mentioned in a nomination does ping you automatically, and you might possibly have missed that this is at DYK.
@The Rambling Man: Okay, I see RamónMC has already added a ref for the table, but I am not 100% happy with it since it is to a javasript-heavy (or whatever) site, where you have to click several times within the same URL to access the actual results you are looking for. I'll try to look for a way to directly link to her results (so it can e.g. be archived by the IAbot). As for updating, I'll take a look - it previously stated that she started studying in 2015, so it's already closer to now. I'm not sure if we have reliable sources following her studies since she has now quit her career, but I'll take a look. I'll also revisit the hook as per your suggestions. Will report back once that is done! -- LordPeterII ( talk) 09:31, 15 February 2021 (UTC)
I had forgotten about this article; it was a two-sentence stub when I started it. Congrats and thanks RamónMC, who has improved it so much. I think Alt2 is much better. Nothing more to add. Possibly ( talk) 09:37, 15 February 2021 (UTC)
LordPeterII no problem, ping me when you're ready for me to re-visit. Cheers. The Rambling Man (Stay alert! Control the virus! Save lives!!!!) 11:19, 15 February 2021 (UTC)
@The Rambling Man: Hey, so I'm sorry this took so long. I've been sucked into real life and... whatever, I'm back. The article is in a pretty good state now imo, and I've managed to find a way to link directly to the competition results (though alas IAbot still seems to have problems with archiving these). ALT0 is a bad choice indeed, so I'd prefer not to use it after all. I've also struck ALT1 because while the "17 medals" thing was quoted in an old version of the article, it does no longer fit with our new wikitable - and I think the sources counted some subset, or included medals from her youth. Anyway, I hereby propose an adjusted hook, as well as a new hook:
And since we apparently have pictures (thanks for adding these RamónMC), I would like to try to include them as well - but I do not know how. The Rambling Man, could you tell me how to add them to the nomination? I'm thinking of this pic here File:Viola Brand artistic cycling (cropped).jpg since it's the most colourful, but maybe File:Viola Brand Worldchampionship.jpg would also be a good option since it shows her in competition. I'd leave the choice to you. -- LordPeterII ( talk) 22:08, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
Hi there. I have only added images while creating a nomination. Best bet is to take a look at the coding for one of the existing nominations with an image and replicate that.
  With regard to this hook, a few things remain for me. We don't really use "Vice World Champion", more like runner-up at the World Championship. I certainly prefer ALT1a, but artistic cycling is a redirect and The Ellen DeGeneres Show needs to be in italics. The article is in good condition, I'll have to assume good faith on the sources as my German is weak. No QPQ required. Let's just tweak the hook(s) to take into account my comments (if you agree) and we're almost there. The Rambling Man (Stay alert! Control the virus! Save lives!!!!) 21:45, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
LordPeterII ( talk  · contribs) any advance on this? The Rambling Man (Stay alert! Control the virus! Save lives!!!!) 11:21, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
@The Rambling Man: Yup, sorry, was away again. Been on a bit of a wikibreak, but it's not good leaving things lying around unfinished. I am not sure what you mean about the redirect - I added that one myself, so that I wouldn't have to use piped links. Since this is customary for a lot of articles (e.g. jogger->jogging; tennis player->tennis), I thought it would be fine. I can link via piped link if that is preferable?
Please do also check the picture which has appeared at the top (including the caption) - if you dislike it, here is the alternative again: File:Viola Brand Worldchampionship.jpg. Also not sure if "World Championship runner-up" or "World Champion runner-up" would make more sense (btw it was Google Translate that gave me "Vice World Champion", and I wasn't native enough to question that :P), so it might need tweaking once more if I picked the wrong one. -- LordPeterII ( talk) 16:41, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
I suspect we need something like:
ALT1c: ... that German three-time artistic cycling World Championship runner-up Viola Brand (pictured) was invited to The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which she used to watch to improve her English?
What do you think? The Rambling Man (Stay alert! Control the virus! Save lives!!!!) 16:44, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
Yes The Rambling Man, that sounds great. I tried to figure out how to fit the info in a sentence that would still read fine, and ALT1c accomplishes that. Any feedback on the picture? -- LordPeterII ( talk) 16:52, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
That's great! Just thank LordPeterII for improving the article RamónMC 11:38, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
  I think we're good to go with ALT1c. The Rambling Man (Stay alert! Control the virus! Save lives!!!!) 10:45, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

  @RamónMC and Black Kite: I have pulled this from prep 5 and reopening it temporarily, given the new information given at WT:DYK, that this is in fact a properly licensed picture. In order to complete the process, Ms Brand should email the WMF using the template at [9]. Once that's done (or if you decide you want it to run sooner without a picture) I can repromote it with its picture. Cheers  — Amakuru (talk) 12:03, 23 March 2021 (UTC)

@Amakuru, The Rambling Man, Black Kite, and LordPeterII: I have read that LordPeterII, as nominator, has received a warning of incomplete DYK nomination in his talk page from DYKHousekeepingBot (25-3-21). Well, the present problem about pictures is not a problem. I only can say the following: Viola Brand knows the situation. She has uploaded the pictures herself and ... I think that she is not going to send any email form ... I think ... (and a notice ... in portrait photos, the rights belong to the person portrayed in the picture, not the photographer ...). RamónMC 12:35, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
Then I guess the only way forward is to have the hook run without an image. The Rambling Man (Stay alert! Control the virus! Save lives!!!!) 13:09, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 17Edit

Koo App

  • ... that the Koo App shot to prominence after Twitter got into a weeks-long standoff with the government of India? Source:Japan Times article
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created by Aman.kumar.goel (talk). Self-nominated at 11:00, 17 February 2021 (UTC).

Collapsing prior review from Bahnfrend. DanCherek ( talk) 22:36, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
General: Article is new enough and long enough
  • New Enough:  Y
  • Long Enough:  Y

Policy compliance:

  • Adequate sourcing:  N - I checked only three of the sources, and two of them didn't support the relevant assertion. So, eg, where did the assertion that the messages are known as "Koos" come from? Similarly, where was the list of intended further languages sourced?
  • Neutral:  Y
  • Free of copyright violations, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing:  N - Can't tell yet, as the sources for some of the content are unclear.
Hook: Hook has been verified by provided inline citation
  • Cited:  Y
  • Interesting:  Y

QPQ:  N - Not done
Overall:   I've added a link and made a minor amendment to the hook. Bahnfrend (talk) 12:22, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

@Bahnfrend: I have addressed above issues with my recent edit. I don't think QPQ is needed because I have less than 5 nominations. Aman Kumar Goel (Talk) 11:23, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
New review by DanCherek
General: Article is new enough and long enough
  • New Enough:  Y
  • Long Enough:  Y

Policy compliance:

  • Adequate sourcing:  N - need sources for "first launched in Kannada", "Hindi", and all of the future languages. The Japan Times source says that Koo installs increased by 901,000, not that there were 901,000 installs
  • Neutral:  Y
  • Free of copyright violations, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing:  N - it would be great if the first two sentences of paragraph 3 (about Koo vs Twitter) could be reworded a little to make it more different from the source
  • Other problems:  N - there are concerns on the talk page about the article's title, and whether it should be moved to Koo (app) or Koo (social network), these should be addressed (whether or not the page is ultimately moved) prior to approval. (FWIW, I think I agree that it should be moved since the name of the app is just "Koo")
Hook: Hook has been verified by provided inline citation
  • Cited:  Y
  • Interesting:  Y
QPQ: None required.

Overall:   @Aman.kumar.goel: Thanks for your patience with this nomination, sorry for the delay. See comments above, there are a few remaining things that I think should be resolved before approval. Let me know if you have any questions. DanCherek (talk) 22:36, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 19Edit

Articles created/expanded on February 20Edit

Nationality, religion, and language data for the provinces of Thailand

Created by Futurist110 (talk). Self-nominated at 07:52, 20 February 2021 (UTC).

By the way, an alternative hook for this –which I myself actually like better than my original hook here–could be this:
I have now reviewed this DYK? nomination here: Template:Did you know nominations/Jasmin Taylor. Futurist110 ( talk) 01:39, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
  Took a look at the sources and it seems good. I'll do a full review soon, but right now my main concern is the article title: is there a better possible title? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 06:03, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: If you have any better ideas for a title for this specific Wikipedia article, by all means, please share these ideas with me! Futurist110 ( talk) 21:02, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
We already have a Demographics of Thailand article so that's probably not possible at this time. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:49, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: Well, please let me know when you will do a full review of this DYK? nomination of mine, will you? Please! Futurist110 ( talk) 21:43, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
I've been thinking about this for a while and another concern I've since had is if the article should be merged to Demographics of Thailand since it seems to discuss things already discussed in that article. Perhaps a merge discussion is needed first before this can fully proceed. In addition I just had a COVID vaccine shot and am monitoring for side effects so I can't do any full reviews until later today at the earliest. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 23:37, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
If you want to start a merger discussion, by all means, go for it! Futurist110 ( talk) 05:34, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: Please let me know when you created a merger discussion page for these two articles! Futurist110 ( talk) 17:24, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

Note: @Narutolovehinata5 and Futurist110: I have proposed a merger. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 01:59, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 21Edit

United Airlines Flight 328

Created by Kencf0618 (talk), AnAUsedSubcompact (talk), and WikiPediaAid (talk). Nominated by AllegedlyHuman (talk) at 05:00, 21 February 2021 (UTC).

General: Article is new enough and long enough
  • New Enough:  Y
  • Long Enough:  Y

Policy compliance:

  • Adequate sourcing:  N - Some sources need to be replaced with equivalents from higher-quality publications, such as the Twitter links, primary-source videos (Youtube, Twitter, Reddit), and direct airfleet listings.
  • Neutral:  Y
  • Free of copyright violations, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing:  Y
Hook: Hook has been verified by provided inline citation
  • Cited:  Y
  • Interesting:  Y
Image: Image is freely licensed, used in the article, and clear at 100px.
  • Freely licensed:  Y
  • Used in article:  Y
  • Clear at 100px:  Y
QPQ: Done.

Overall:   QPQ not needed for a new nominator. As long as the sources are cleaned up, I think this could be good to go, maybe with some modifications to the hook. SounderBruce 05:13, 27 February 2021 (UTC)

I've removed the social media sources from the article; it seemed to be no issue, as all sentences they were attributed to had independent reliable sources as well. AllegedlyHuman ( talk) 05:40, 27 February 2021 (UTC)
@AllegedlyHuman: There are still quite a few problematic sources: BroomfieldPD Twitter, Flightradar24, Aviation-Safety Wiki, AirFleets.net, one YouTube video, and Aerossurance, among others. These need to be replaced. SounderBruce 04:03, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
Well, I was telling the truth when I said I removed those sources before–but it seems several less competent editors have added them in different places in the time since. I've taken another stab at it, though. AllegedlyHuman ( talk) 14:30, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
Comment I notice that YouTube is cited in a few places. I don't know if that's allowable... 4meter4 ( talk) 01:58, 14 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 24Edit

Karl Schuke

  • Reviewed: Söderala vane
  • Comment: Sorry, I'm a day late - again. I struggled all day yesterday to make a viola player fit for DYK and failed - and forgot this one. - If the image is a problem as the Commons say because of the stained glass, can we perhaps make a crop which leaves so little blue that it's no longer a piece of art? - The two places are Berlin landmarks of architecture after World War II, - I'd love to mention how international the workshop operates but it would get too long. See pics of their organs - some day we should translate the workshop article.

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 08:23, 4 March 2021 (UTC).

  • General eligibility:
  • New Enough:  N - I'll give you a pass on that.
  • Long Enough:  Y
Policy: Article is sourced, neutral, and free of copyright problems
  • Adequate sourcing:  Y
  • Neutral:  Y
  • Free of copyright violations, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing:  Y

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited:  N - The article says that the company built the organs, rather than Schuke personally.
  • Interesting:  ?

Image eligibility:

  • Freely licensed:  N - I don't know enough about German copyright law to assess this one, unfortunately.
  • Used in article:  N - No
  • Clear at 100px:  Y
QPQ: Done.

Overall:   I think it's better to use the full name of the church in English, that would make a more interesting and accessible hook for English speakers. (t · c) buidhe 00:33, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

Thank you for the review, and sorry that I made the nomination in a rush and didn't complete the article at least the next day. (When you see an article by me without an infobox, you know that happened.) I added the pic to the article. It goes without saying that no person builds such an organ alone, and organ builders are identified with their workshops, - you say Silbermann organ etc, but if you prefer we can say:
ALT1: ... that organ builder Karl Schuke began a branch of his father's workshop in West Berlin in 1953, which built the organs of the Gedächtniskirche (pictured) and the Philharmonie?
Perhaps it's just me, but I am reluctant to mention the old emperor after whom the church was named when built. The new building, with this organ, and next to the ruin of the first one's tower, has been identified much more with memory of the war than memory of that person. Nobody I know says "Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche" (although still official), only "Gedächtniskirche". I don't know if "Memorial Church" would work. I think if we may use the image, it will be attractive enough with any name. The blue windows are quite recognizable. -- Gerda Arendt ( talk) 12:24, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
buidhe, should I have pinged? -- Gerda Arendt ( talk) 20:38, 23 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 27Edit

Zameen (novel)

  • ... that the English translation of the novel Zameen is titled A Promised Land?
    Source: "A Promised Land, translated by Daisy Rockwell ... Khadija Mastur's posthumous novel Zameen ..." [10]

Created by Idell (talk). Self-nominated at 21:22, 4 March 2021 (UTC), inserted ALT1 at 14:53, 13 March 2021 (UTC).

A hook about the novel being described as "a political allegory and a gynocentric historical account of Pakistan's independence" could work, the issue is that the source cited does not actually use the term "gynocentric". Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 14:46, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: The source uses the word 'woman-centric', so 'gynocentric' is OK. -- Gazal world ( talk) 22:33, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Reading through the Wikipedia article for gynocentrism suggests that it is a much more problematic and less positive term than woman-centered, and I would therefore recommend avoiding its use in the hook. Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 03:44, 7 April 2021 (UTC)
With my unfamiliarity with the word I think it would be a good idea to stick with simply "woman-centric", simply because it's the word that is used in the source. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 04:50, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 28Edit

Broad front versus narrow front controversy in World War II

Created by Hawkeye7 (talk). Self-nominated at 19:57, 28 February 2021 (UTC).

General: Article is new enough and long enough
  • New Enough:  Y
  • Long Enough:  Y
Policy: Article is sourced, neutral, and free of copyright problems
  • Adequate sourcing:  Y
  • Neutral:  Y
  • Free of copyright violations, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing:  Y

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited:  Y
  • Interesting:  ?
Image: Image is freely licensed, used in the article, and clear at 100px.
  • Freely licensed:  Y
  • Used in article:  Y
  • Clear at 100px:  Y
QPQ: Done.

Overall:   Article was recently promoted to GA. Overall article sourcing, neutrality, and plagiarism is assumed to have been covered during the GAN. The picture is acceptable, but most people know what Eisenhower looks like, so I'm not sure it adds much. My main concerns are about phrasing and interestingness.

Regarding phrasing, "polemics" is uncommon, anachronistic language that also mirrors the source a little uncomfortably closely, so I'd suggest a different word choice. The meaning of "broad front versus narrow front" also might be a bit unclear to or require a bit of inference from non-expert readers, so if you can think of a way to concisely explain it, that might be good (if not, it's alright enough).

Regarding interestingness, it's not bad (and my standards are stricter than most DYK reviewers), but I'd be curious to hear if you have any ALTs. You seemed to begin an ALT1 but didn't fill it out. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 05:44, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

  • Originally I intended to use the quote, but it was too long.
  • I don't normally offer up ALTs because they deter reviewers.
  • I'm not sure Ike is that well known any more; you'd have to be a boomer or someone who reads 20th century history to remember him.

Hawkeye7 (discuss) 07:35, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

  The original hook doesn't read right because a decision is not a controversy. Ike's decision was to stick to a broad front. The controversy was the debate before and after. Ruppenthal's quote expresses this more accurately: "Of all decisions made at the level of the Supreme Allied Commander in western Europe during World War II, perhaps none has excited more polemics than that which raised the 'one-thrust-broad front' controversy." Squeezing all this into a hook seems challenging, so let's try some controversial ALTs:

  • ALT1 ... that during an argument about his broad front, Ike (pictured) put his hand on Monty's knee? Source: "Pulling Eisenhower’s recent signals from his pocket, he exclaimed, 'They’re balls, sheer balls, rubbish!' Perhaps only Eisenhower would have the forbearance to sit in stony silence while a subordinate verbally assaulted him. When Montgomery at last paused for breath, Eisenhower put his hand on Montgomery’s knee and gently said, 'Steady, Monty! You can’t speak to me like that. I’m your boss.'".[13]

Andrew🐉(talk) 11:27, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

  • These sound fine. (I'm inclined towards the second.) I've provided an online source for checking. Changed "orders" to "messages". Montgomery never disobeyed orders, but Eisenhower was reluctant to issue them. As the article points out, Montgomery was the senior officer even though Eisenhower was the boss. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 18:45, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
    Good. As a further tweak, I suggest "signals" rather than "messages". It is slightly shorter, follows the source and works a bit better as a hook, IMO – more likely to get the reader wondering what was going on.
@Sdkb: As the primary reviewer, you should please check these ALTs. I can't approve them myself as I'm too involved.
Andrew🐉( talk) 23:48, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
Andrew Davidson, sorry, I'm not a fan of using first names like that; it doesn't seem encyclopedic. Your alts are also missing the very core context that we're talking about WW2. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 00:10, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
"Ike" is perfectly acceptable in this context IMHO. Maury Markowitz ( talk) 16:58, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
I agree with Maury. Note also that both Ike and Monty are abbreviations of their last names, not their first names. Abbreviations seem appropriate for hooks, which are supposed to be " short, punchy, catchy". Andrew🐉( talk) 17:06, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 7Edit

The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery

Created by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 07:15, 8 March 2021 (UTC).

One issue holds this back from approval. The hook facts are set forth only in the opening paragraph which lacks in-line citation. Cbl62 ( talk) 16:13, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
@Cbl62: I've added the citation to the lead, note that the claim was already supported in the body (the lead just repeats it). -- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:25, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
As noted in my initial review, I found the hook to be sufficiently interesting -- involving, as it does, a person who intentionally infiltrated one of the most heinous and deadly places in human history. Cbl62 ( talk) 02:47, 10 March 2021 (UTC)

I find the hook interesting and neutral - GizzyCatBella🍁 06:35, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

  • Comment. The existing hook shifts the focus to the fact a book was published in English in 2012, which is very much a Who Cares issue. The hook is shorter and better to just cut to the interesting part- maybe this:
ALT1: ... that The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery is the memoir of Witold Pilecki, a Polish resistance fighter who infiltrated Auschwitz?
Anyway, the bigger issue for me is that the existing article seems to have some POV / puffery issues - it's more fawning than a perusal of the sources suggests. I'd be skeptical of including the line "this is a work of supreme importance" about any topic (including The Bible, the works of Shakespeare, the Bhagavad Gita, etc.), and it's an especially weird takeaway from https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/23739770.2019.1673981?journalCode=rifa20 , a book review of The Volunteer (book) which explores elements of Pilecki's story that are legendary or myths. Suggest that aspect be cleaned up before going to DYK with any hook. SnowFire ( talk) 18:44, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
SnowFire, It's an attributed quotation, and not used in the hook. As for NPOV, you are more than welcome to add any more critical conclusions from any reviews you can find. Lastly, the review you cite is not of this book but of another (they share a similar title and topic so it can be confusing).
Anyway, having looked into this more, I suggest we use the word report instead of memoir. So based on SnowFire's ALT1 I suggest ALT1b as well as a longer ALT1c ( @Cbl62: for a check). -- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 02:56, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
ALT1b: ... that The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery is a report of Witold Pilecki, a Polish resistance fighter who infiltrated Auschwitz?
ALT1c: ... that the report of Witold Pilecki, a Polish resistance fighter who infiltrated Auschwitz, has been translated into English in 2012 under the title The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery ?
  • I'm not confused (re "confusing"); I understood perfectly well the first time as noted that the quote was from a review of the 2019 book, but that just makes the original cite all the more strange; it's a third-hand cite of a review of a different book. Yes, it's attributed, but Reception sections routinely collapse pages and pages of prose into a single sentence, and it's easy to (accidentally) make authors look silly or misrepresent them if you're not careful. Like I already said, I wouldn't include a quote like that on any book; any article that must say its topic is a work of supreme importance is not a work of supreme importance. Re "it's not part of the hook": Article overall quality issues can still derail a DYK nom, even if it's not part of the hook. Besides, don't you want the article in top shape for a main page appearance anyway? Yes, this is DYKN not GAC, but the suggestion is offered in good faith - even if you think that the reception section comes across fine to you, I'm telling you it reads a bit on the hagiographic side to a pair of fresh eyes. If you really think that review-of-a-book-about-this is relevant, at least cover the background with explicitly saying in the article that Davidzon is reviewing the 2019 book The Volunteer and maybe include Fairweather's thoughts on Pilecki's reports as well.
  • Anyway, going back to the hook suggestions, I think ALT1b would be fine. SnowFire (talk) 16:36, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
    • SnowFire, Now I am a bit confused. Davidzon is reviewing this work (2012) not the 2019 one (his review is from 2013). And that he chose to speak of this book in superlatives, well, that's reviewers prerogative. It's the norm, in my experience, to quote the most succinct and summarized opinion of the reviewer, and if they say that something is "great", "the best", whatever, well, that's an attributed quotation. The article doesn't say in wiki voice that this is the best book ever, we just quote and attribute a reviewer. As far as I know, this is simply following best practices, but if you disagree and think this quote should be removed, feel free to start a discussion about this at WT:BOOK or WP:NPOVN or both and we can see what others think. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:32, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
      • Sorry, looks like I misread where that reference went - you're right, that reference went to a different article. I was utterly puzzled that you seemed to be citing a review of the 2019 book but I see that was just a case of swapped references.
      • That said, as a veteran editor, you surely know that WP:PEACOCK can be violated with attributed statements, too. It'd be easy to fill articles on any book with just "this book is good" or "this book is bad" but that's bad writing (see the reception section of Night (book), say, which doesn't have any "according to XYZ, this book is important" in it.) I took a shot at editing the Reception - take a look for an example of what I was getting at. Very rarely is "this work is important / the best ever" etc. what should be included; instead, talk about what precisely the reviewer found important or praiseworthy or well-done, rather than just asserting it was important or praiseworthy. SnowFire (talk) 01:50, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
        • SnowFire, Thank you for your edits. I think they are fine, but in general, I am also concerned that this type of summary can be abused for inappropriate editorializing. You are probably not aware of how controversial this topic arena is (check out the recent ArbCom clarification request if you want to see...), but one of the reasons I prefer direct quotes is that they are, well, direct quotes. Of course, choosing one quote over another can lead to one being accused of quote cherry-picking. It's like there's no good solution... Anyway, for the case here, I appreciate your edits and I am happy with them, although I don't think removing the direct quotes was really necessary. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 02:08, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
          • I'm familiar with the radioactive controversy, yes. My point above doesn't have anything to do with it, it'd apply equally to a book about a non-controversial topic - don't write a sports team is "the greatest ever", write it "won 6 championships" or the like. That kind of boring stuff. SnowFire (talk) 03:56, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 13Edit

Mr. Dick

  • ... that the delusion of Mr. Dick (pictured) went from a bull in a china-shop to King Charles' head?
  • Reviewed: Fish kick
  • Comment: I have more plans for expansion but need to get the nomination started during the 5x window. More anon.

5x expanded by Andrew Davidson (talk). Self-nominated at 23:37, 20 March 2021 (UTC).

  • Mr. Dick was not created, promoted to GA, or expanded 5x in the 7 days preceding this March 13 nomination. Given my understanding of the criteria, I don't see a way to move forward with this nomination. Dugan Murphy (talk) 21:23, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
  @Dugan Murphy: The article was nominated on the 20th March but was put under the heading for the 13th. You see, the 13th is when the expansion started and WP:DYKNOM states " list the page below under the date the article was created or the expansion began".
Here's an exact calculation using the WP:DYKCHECK tool.
on 13 March 2021: Prose size (text only): 429 characters (75 words) "readable prose size"
on 20 March 2021: Prose size (text only): 3311 characters (543 words) "readable prose size"
So, it went from 429 to 3311 – an expansion of 7.7 times. Ok?
Andrew🐉( talk) 10:20, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
@Andrew Davidson: Thank you for making that clear. This is my second DYK review.
  Here's my review below.
General: Article is new enough and long enough
  • New Enough:  Y
  • Long Enough:  Y

Policy compliance:

  • Adequate sourcing:  N - The block quote has no citation. The list of portrayals is also uncited.
  • Neutral:  Y
  • Free of copyright violations, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing:  Y
Hook: Hook has been verified by provided inline citation
  • Cited:  Y
  • Interesting:  Y
Image: Image is freely licensed, used in the article, and clear at 100px.
  • Freely licensed:  Y
  • Used in article:  Y
  • Clear at 100px:  Y
QPQ: Done.

Overall:   My first reaction is that this hook doesn't make sense to someone like me who hasn't read the book, but I guess that's incentive to click on it. All I think is needed are citations for the block quote and the portrayals, unless there's a policy I'm not aware of exempting these cases. Dugan Murphy (talk) 18:25, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

  • @Dugan Murphy: Thanks for the review. You're already doing well by using the {{DYK checklist}} as it took me much longer to discover that. Regarding your points
  1. I will make another pass through the article to add more citations and ensure that every quotation has one – this is specifically expected by WP:V.
  2. I'm not sure what you mean by "portrayals" but suppose that's the character descriptions so I'll make sure they are cited too
I'm referring here to the section named "Portrayals." Dugan Murphy ( talk) 13:09, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
  1. The hook is deliberately perplexing to encourage click-through, as you say – it is supposed to be a hook, not a summary of the article. I'm not entirely happy with the wording as it's a bit of a mouthful and so will see if I can make it wittier and/or flow better.
So, I'll ping you again in a day or two to take another look. More anon.
Andrew🐉( talk) 18:59, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
Great! Dugan Murphy ( talk) 13:09, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 14Edit

The Making of Modern Turkey

Created by Buidhe (talk). Self-nominated at 12:37, 14 March 2021 (UTC).

  • Cwmhiraeth Thanks for the review. I think it is already in the article, in at least 3 places: 1) The cover of the book 2) one of the five chapters in the book being titled "Genocide of Christians, 1915–16" and 3) The statement in the book quoted in the article "The genocide heralded the coming of a new era and stipulated the parameters of a formative Turkish nation state, or an empire with a dominant Sunni Turkish core and a marginalized periphery." (t · c) buidhe 09:59, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
  • @Buidhe: Well, I disagree and don't find any of these sufficient. Daffodils could be said to herald the arrival of spring, but that does not mean they are crucial to its arrival! If you add the fact to the article, I will be able to approve the nomination. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:16, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

Hrant Dink Foundation

  • ... that the Hrant Dink Foundation was founded to "carry on Hrant's dreams, Hrant's struggle, Hrant's language and Hrant's heart" following his 2007 assassination? Source: Eygören, Esra Nur (2015). "Hrant Dink Foundation: Working for dialogue, empathy and peace". Turkish Review. 5 (2): 152–153.

Created by Buidhe (talk). Self-nominated at 09:32, 14 March 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 16Edit

Khá Bảnh

  • ... that a dance move originally performed by Big Bang's G-Dragon had suddenly become one of the most noticeable trends in Vietnam in recent years thanks to Khá Bảnh? "Không phải Khá Bảnh, từ 7 năm trước G-Dragon đã là 'ông tổ' khai sinh điệu múa quạt đình đám" [It's not Kha Banh,but G-Dragon who invented the famous 'fan dance' 7 years ago]. Rough translation: "... Fan Dance" (múa quạt) is a trend that originated from a famous YouTuber named Khá Bảnh. While many people believe the dance is offensive, there are also a large amount of people who get excited and try to learn the dance. It is believed that Khá Bảnh is the creator of this "Fan Dance". However, the leader of Big Bang [G-Dragon] should be recognized as the pioneer of this trend as "Fantastic Baby" was released back in 2012 when people still do I don't know who Khá Bảnh is ..." (... Những tưởng Khá Bảnh là người sáng tạo ra vũ đạo “xòe quạt” này nhưng thì ra thủ lĩnh Big Bang mới là người tiên phong cho trào lưu này bởi MV Fantastic Baby được phát hành từ năm 2012, cái thời người ta còn chưa biết Khá Bảnh là ai ...)

Moved to mainspace by Bkissin (talk). Nominated by Lệ Xuân (talk) at 17:24, 16 March 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 17Edit

Bathypolypus sponsalis

  • ... that Bathypolypus sponsalis is a deep sea benthic octopus that has very interesting physical adaptions in order to help it survive in such a harsh environment?
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created/expanded by Kvboyette (talk). Self-nominated at 18:26, 29 March 2021 (UTC).

  • This appears to have been moved to mainspace on March 17th and not nominated for DYK until March 29, making it ineligible because it missed the 7 day deadline. This is quite unfortunate, because it looks like a really nice article. Might I suggest nominating it for WP:GAN instead? It would probably pass the GA criteria (and once being declared GA, could then be re-nominated for DYK (as long as the nomination is done in 7 days of passing GA). If I've missed something, please let me know and I'll be glad to review this. -- RoySmith (talk) 01:10, 10 April 2021 (UTC)

Li Qiaochu

Created by CRau080 (talk). Self-nominated at 20:10, 23 March 2021 (UTC).

  • Hi CRau080 thanks for the submission, I'll be doing the review. Please see below.

General: Article is new enough and long enough
  • New Enough:  Y
  • Long Enough:  Y
Policy: Article is sourced, neutral, and free of copyright problems
  • Adequate sourcing:  Y
  • Neutral:  Y
  • Free of copyright violations, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing:  Y
Hook: Hook has been verified by provided inline citation
  • Cited:  Y
  • Interesting:  Y

Image eligibility:

  • Freely licensed:  ?
  • Used in article:  Y
  • Clear at 100px:  Y
QPQ: None required.

Overall:   This is a well-written, well-sourced article, new, neutral in tone, and with no copyright issues found. The hooks are interesting and I would accept either of the two. However, there may be a chance of increasing the "hookiness" by trying something like:

  • ... that Chinese activist Li Qiaochu was detained 31 December 2019 and spent New Year's day in handcuffs in relation to the "12.26 Citizens Case", while her partner Xu Zhiyong was still in hiding?

Finally, the image comes from a screen capture of a PEN America YouTube video, which I understand is not allowed without the proper license permission from the original author. Perhaps a second opinion from an editor with more experience in Commons could be useful. Alan Islas (talk) 14:37, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

Hi Alan Islas, thank you for your feedback on this article and its nomination. I have adopted your suggestion for the extra words in the first hook. Regarding the copyright issue of the photo, I have been alerted to the insufficient copyright through recent feedback of a Wikimedia staff, and I have asked PEN America to send in a copyright release statement compliant with the norms; I believe that the matter may be possible to clear rather quickly.-- CRau080 ( talk) 17:13, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks CRau080, sounds good, I will leave this submission in the current hold status, awaiting the image license permissions. I hope this can be resolved successfully because an article is always better with pictures. Alan Islas ( talk) 00:02, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 18Edit

Renaissance Tropica

  • ... that actor Don Johnson tried to restart the production of the Renaissance Tropica, an electric car which appeared in an episode of Nash Bridges? Source 1: San Francisco Business Times, 1999: "Actor Don Johnson has teamed up with a group of Chinese venture capitalists and American investment bankers to buy Zebra Motors Inc., electric vehicle manufacturer at the former Alameda Naval Air Station. The new owners have renamed the company Xebra Motors Inc., to avoid potential trademark infringement, and plan to begin limited production of the electric Model Z Roadster as early as September." Source 2: IMCDb. 1, 2

Created by Periwinklewrinkles (talk). Self-nominated at 03:33, 18 March 2021 (UTC).

Cuilin Zhang

  • ... that Cuilin Zhang's (pictured) research suggested that potatoes might increase the risk of gestational diabetes? Source: "Cuilin Zhang, lead study author, from the National Institutes of Health in Maryland, US, said the findings were important" "Potato-rich diet 'may increase pregnancy diabetes risk" [14][15]

Created by TJMSmith (talk). Self-nominated at 03:00, 18 March 2021 (UTC).

There are also sourcing issues. The non-copied text of the article is also entirely based on sources that aren't independent, so there really needs to be more text based on independent sources, preferably more than half the article. The copied text does have some added independent references, but they are popular media articles and one needs to be careful since these aren't considered reliable for biomedical statements (see WP:MEDRS). Antony–22 ( talkcontribs) 06:53, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
Antony-22, I wasn't aware that the text doesn't count towards the 1500 requirement. Is that policy stated anywhere? I agree it would be preferable for there to be more independent sources. Academics are not always covered as frequently as other notable figures (like entertainers and athletes). I'm not sure if that this point alone disqualifies a DYK nomination. The majority of the content of this article is cites a reliable (but not independent) source. Thanks for the review! TJMSmith ( talk) 14:24, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
It's part of Rule 2b. You can still add text or rewrite the PD text to satisfy the length requirement.
Generally these kinds of institutional biographies are "reliable" in the sense of being factual, and they can be used as sources, but they shouldn't be most or all of the citations. It's as much a neutrality issue as a verifiability one. Academics are sometime tricky to find independent sources for, but sometimes you can find news/perspectives articles like this one [17], or a piece in an alumni magazine or hometown newsletter, or even other journal articles that talk about their work. So how about this, do a search and see what you can come up with, and if there really isn't anything out there I'll say it's good enough since the article's only making straightforward factual statements anyway. Antony–22 ( talkcontribs) 21:40, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 20Edit

Gira Sarabhai

Moved to mainspace by Kill joyarchivist (talk). Nominated by KCVelaga (talk) at 13:03, 26 March 2021 (UTC).

General: Article is new enough and long enough
  • New Enough:  Y
  • Long Enough:  Y

Policy compliance:

  • Adequate sourcing:  N - "She lives in Ahmedabad, Gujarat" is unsourced
  • Neutral:  N - "one couldn't place a nail where it was not meant to be" is a strange phrase and currently presented in wiki-voice. Is that a quote from Shinde?
  • Free of copyright violations, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing:  N - The third paragraph of "National Institute of Design" is a copyvio, see Earwig. This paragraph will need to be rewritten significantly
  • Other problems:  N - there are multiple "clarification needed" tags within the article that will need to be resolved before this can be approved

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited:  N - Need an inline citation directly after the hook sentence within the article (first sentence of "National Institute of Design"
  • Interesting:  Y

Image eligibility:

  • Freely licensed:  Y
  • Used in article:  Y
  • Clear at 100px:  ?
QPQ: Done.

Overall:   @KCVelaga: see above, couple issues to resolve. I left a "?" on the image because it's kind of small at 100px, but I will approve it once the other issues are fixed and the promoter can decide whether to use it. I think the hook could be rewritten as "... that Gira Sarabhai (pictured) and her brother Gautam were crucial in the formation of the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad?" DanCherek (talk) 03:40, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

@DanCherek: Hi, thanks for the review. I am actually helping a new user to get this through, and the clarification needed tags were actually placed by me :) Since it is not me directly editing, it might take a little more time than usual. I am also quite busy now, so I will get back to you on this by the end of next week. KCVelaga ( talk) 17:00, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
Admirable work, thanks! Take your time, I'll be around. DanCherek ( talk) 17:05, 12 April 2021 (UTC)


  • ... that fens, the sister to bogs, are an important source of chemical nutrient cycling and are dominated by mosses? Source:Keddy, P. A. (2010). Wetland Ecology: Principles and Conservation (2nd ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

5× expanded by Ruite006 (talk). Nominated by Wahoobbs!! (talk) at 17:56, 20 March 2021 (UTC).

  •   Note: Nominator is a WikiEd student editor for the Spring semester term at University of Minnesota - Twin_Cities. (course link) The course ends on May 4, 2021. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 11:13, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
  • What counts at DYK is prose characters; prior to expansion by Ruite006, the article had 3061 prose characters, and it currently has 6934. It will need to be expanded to 15305 prose characters, requiring another 8371. Since this has been nominated, albeit by a classmate who hasn't yet contributed to the article, we can allow some extra time for it to be expanded by another 8371 prose characters, but it will require considerable work. Ruite006, do you think you'll be able to do that much expansion soon? I see you've been working on the article in your user area. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:53, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: Depends how much time I have. I just looked, and I have about 5300 characters excluding spaces (I think) mostly ready to move into the article. Given about a week more, I could probably manage another 3000. Ruite006 ( talk) 05:49, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

General eligibility:

  • New Enough:  N - See comment
  • Long Enough:  Y

Policy compliance:

  • Adequate sourcing:  N - Citations needed
  • Neutral:  Y
  • Free of copyright violations, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing:  N - See comment

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited:  Y
  • Interesting:  N - See comment
QPQ: None required.

Overall:   The article was not expanded enough when first nominated, but it has since been expanded more than five-fold (~3,000 chars to >18,000), and I'm glad we're being a little flexible on the timing, since this is apparently part of a WikiEd assignment. No QPQ is needed. The coverage of the topic is appropriately neutral and encyclopedic. There's a potential plagiarism issue, but I think it's probably alright: it appears from this web page that Ohio's Ross County Park District has exactly the same language on signage in their parks as is found in the lead and elsewhere in this article. The wording in question appears to have been created by this edit in 2014, and my guess is that someone at RCPD borrowed some of Wikipedia's language for their sign; still, I thought it merited pointing out. The proposed hook is supported by the sources, but it's also a bit of a grab-bag of factoids; I'd prefer something more focused, maybe about how fens are minerotrophic, whereas bogs are ombrotrophic? Finally, the article's claims are broadly supported by inline citations to reliable sources, but there are a couple of paragraphs near the end that have "citation needed" tags; these either need to be supported or removed. Good work on the expansion! The article is tremendously improved! Bryan Rutherford (talk) 16:36, 13 April 2021 (UTC)

  • @Bryanrutherford0, thanks for the review! The majority of the content from the Vegetation section was either covered in the new additions, lacked citations, or wasn't about fen vegetation at all, so I removed it. I also rewrote the lead to better reflect the new content. The plagiarism you mentioned was in the lead, so it's gone now. As far as revising the hook, would something like "...that fens, which are distinct from swamps, marshes, and bogs, are habitat for rare and endangered species?" or "...that fens are fed by mineral-rich groundwater while bogs are fed by mineral-poor precipitation?" work? I'm open to suggestions. The citation for either of these would be The Biology of Peatlands textbook, which is cited in the article. I think it'd be good to emphasize that a fen is an actual ecosystem, not just a synonym for wetland. I didn't know any better until I started writing the article. Thanks! Ruite006 (talk) 21:14, 13 April 2021 (UTC)

Chemical safety

  • Reviewed: :*

5x expanded by Velella (talk). Self-nominated at 23:08, 22 March 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 21Edit

945 Madison Avenue

Created by (talk). Nominated by Epicgenius (talk) at 15:00, 21 March 2021 (UTC).

Fish kick

  • ... that the fish kick may be the fastest way for humans to swim?
  • Comment: IOU QPQ

5x expanded by Eddie891 (talk). Self-nominated at 13:52, 21 March 2021 (UTC).


General: Article is new enough and long enough
  • New Enough:  Y
  • Long Enough:  Y
Policy: Article is sourced, neutral, and free of copyright problems
  • Adequate sourcing:  Y
  • Neutral:  Y
  • Free of copyright violations, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing:  Y

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited:  Y
  • Interesting:  Y
  • Other problems:  N - The hook has issues. There are sources which seem to support it and it's interesting. But there's a couple of points to resolve. The first is the word "may" which seems to be a cop-out. Is it the fastest or isn't it? DYK hooks are supposed to state "established facts that are unlikely to change". The second point is that there seems to be an unstated assumption – that we're talking about competition swimming in a pool with specific rules which forbid underwater swimming. But what about sub-aqua or snorkelling, for example, where swimmers use equipment like flippers? Or deep diving, where the swimmers are going vertically rather than horizontally? They will go faster, won't they?

QPQ:  N - still required
Overall:   It's a topic that would really benefit from a diagram or photo so it's a shame we don't have one yet. I've started looking. Andrew🐉(talk) 17:41, 21 March 2021 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the review, Andrew. I'll try to respond in more depth shortly, but I don't see why 'may' in a hook is necessarily a problem-- on a search, it has appeared in a not insubstantial number of hooks before. I wish there was a wealth of research that says it definitely is or isn't, but there doesn't seem to be a clear answer-- The only source that says it definitely is is Slate, which isn't the best source for claims like this-- Public Radio International opts for "some experts" saying it is. The hook could be rephrased to "is sometimes considered" or "has been cited as" or something similar, but I'm not convinced that's better.
    As you note there are a lot of variables but I don't think it's misleading to just say "for humans to swim"— I'd imagine the reader will assume that we are not talking about assisted (i.e. flippers) or modified (i.e. floating to the surface) swimming, just like (presumably) nobody would think the fastest way to run is biking. I, of course, may be completely wrong on this. Let me know what you think and I'll try to conduct a qpq shortly. Eddie891 Talk Work 22:49, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
  • QPQ'd Template:Did you know nominations/KWSN Eddie891 Talk Work 17:27, 23 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 22Edit

Articles created/expanded on March 23Edit

Flying Fathers

5x expanded by Mindmatrix (talk). Self-nominated at 01:49, 31 March 2021 (UTC).

  • Comment: I realize it's late for this (or extremely early for 2022), but there's lots of potential April Fools Day DYK material in this article. Mindmatrix 01:51, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

Lefébre Rademan

  • ... that in 2021, Lefébre Rademan was unable to play for the South Africa national netball team as she was playing club netball in England? Source: [18] "Among the shooters‚ Proteas coach Dorette Badenhorst will not be able to call on the experience of Sigi Burger‚ Ine-Mari Venter and Lefebre Rademan‚ who are in England."
    • ALT1:... that South African netball player Lefébre Rademan was the best shooter in the country's 2020 Netball League season? Source: [19] "Best Shooter: Lefebre Rademan (Free State Crinums)"

Created by Joseph2302 (talk). Self-nominated at 18:08, 25 March 2021 (UTC).

Juliet Nightingale

Created by DarkGlow (talk). Self-nominated at 12:45, 23 March 2021 (UTC).

@The C of E: On WP:SOAPS, it is stated that "storyline sections do not require sourcing, as the programme itself acts as the source. These sections can be verified by watching the series." Therefore, it's very rare that a storyline section of a soap character will ever have inline citations. 99% of the section is sourced in the development/relationship sections, but if it's still going to be an issue despite the consensus on WP:SOAPS, the section can technically be removed as it's not essential imo, but I see no reason to do that. – DarkGlow • 09:47, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
I'm a little unsure as to how that WikiProject guidance stands up compared to WP:BURDEN. It has to be more that "just watch the programme" in my book. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 12:19, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
@The C of E: MOS:TVPLOT, while not specifically about fictional characters, is applicable to talking about the plot of a series. It states that plot "may be sourced from the works themselves". The work is the series, which acts as the series. – DarkGlow • 12:29, 30 March 2021 (UTC)


  1. ^ "Interview with Niamh Blackshaw (Juliet Nightingale)". Channel 4. 7 April 2020. Retrieved 23 March 2021.

Howard Bellamy (Doctors)

  • ... that fictional character Howard Bellamy from the British soap opera Doctors was based on a real-life army captain who quit his job to run a doctor's surgery? Source: [1]
    • ALT1:... that actor Ian Kelsey sourced an authentic army watch and shoe polishing kit in order to portray fictional character Howard Bellamy accurately? Source: [2]
  • Reviewed: [[]]

Improved to Good Article status by DarkGlow (talk). Self-nominated at 00:50, 23 March 2021 (UTC).


  1. ^ Timblick, Simon. "Doctors star Ian Kelsey reveals why he's leaving Letherbridge (VIDEO)". What's on TV. Future plc. Archived from the original on 17 January 2021. Retrieved 23 March 2021.
  2. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel. "Doctors: Ian Kelsey to leave Howard Bellamy role after three years". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Archived from the original on 7 February 2021. Retrieved 23 March 2021.

Edward Mitchell Bannister

  • ... that when Edward Mitchell Bannister (pictured) won first prize for his large oil Under the Oaks at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial, exhibition officials unsuccessfully tried to rescind his award when they realised that he was an African-American? Source: "At the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition in 1876, his painting Under the Oaks was awarded the first-prize gold medal; Bannister reported that when the judge discovered that the artist was Black, he wanted to reconsider the award." [20], pp. 21
    • ALT1:... that Edward Mitchell Bannister's (pictured) portrait of Robert Gould Shaw reclaimed him as a martyr for Boston's African-American abolitionists? Source: "Edward Bannister, a talented African American painter today best known for his landscapes, also displayed his portrait of Shaw at the Colored Ladies' Sanitary Commission fair in Boston in 1864. While that artwork and its visual content are now lost to us, it might also have been perceived as an appropriation of its symbolic subject. [...] Nast, ostensibly ignorant of Shaw's symbolic import, joined Lewis and Bannister in subordinating the colonel's Brahmin identity to the wider abolitionist cause." [21]

Improved to Good Article status by Wingedserif (talk). Self-nominated at 03:12, 27 March 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 24Edit

Dendroides canadensis

  • ... that the larvae of the beetle Dendroides canadensis have two different adaptations by which they can survive in sub-zero temperatures?
    • ALT1: ... that the larvae of the beetle Dendroides canadensis can alternate between two different mechanisms to survive in sub-zero temperatures?

5x expanded by Mk170101 (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk). Nominated by Cwmhiraeth (talk) at 13:40, 31 March 2021 (UTC).

Shaheen Bagh protest

  • Reviewed: Vikram Phadnis
  • Comment: I have expanded Bilkis as well, though not enough to meet DYK criteria.

Improved to Good Article status by DiplomatTesterMan (talk). Self-nominated at 07:17, 30 March 2021 (UTC).

General: Article is new enough and long enough
  • New Enough:  Y
  • Long Enough:  Y
Policy: Article is sourced, neutral, and free of copyright problems
  • Adequate sourcing:  Y
  • Neutral:  Y
  • Free of copyright violations, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing:  Y

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited:  N - The following individual sentences need direct citations in support of the hook facts: "The protest was led by women who blocked a major road[d] at Shaheen Bagh"; "One of the Shaheen Bagh protestors, 82-year old Bilkis"; "On 12 January, a group of women started a CAA sit-in demonstration in the market area of Patna"; "The protest inspired similar protests across the country, such as those in Gaya, Kolkata"; you could also add the word "copycat" after or instead of "similar". (The rest of the facts are already directly cited.)
  • Interesting:  Y
Image: Image is freely licensed, used in the article, and clear at 100px.
  • Freely licensed:  Y
  • Used in article:  Y
  • Clear at 100px:  Y
QPQ: Done.

Overall:   Regarding newness: Good Article status was accorded March 22; Comment by nominator acknowledges seeing the GA status change on the 23; the article was nominated for DYK on March 30, 2021. The goal of DYK is to encourage effort, and some leeway can be given, so I would argue for considering the nomination date to be acceptable. Earwig flags some quotations and other phrases like titles, which are acceptable. Excellent work by the original writer and the GA reviewers; a very interesting article. Once sentences supporting each of the facts for the hooks are individually cited, this should be fine. Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 03:30, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

Mary Mark Ockerbloom: Addressing the sourcing issues (all references mentioned here have been used in the article):
The protest was led by women who blocked a major road[d] at Shaheen Bagh
  • The usage of the words "led by" is paraphrasing the sources and body content. There are many more citations used within the article to support this.
One of the Shaheen Bagh protestors, 82-year old Bilkis
  • Added "one of the Shaheen Bagh protestors" to the body.
On 12 January, a group of women started a CAA sit-in demonstration in the market area of Patna
  • Removed "in the market area", not needed; already cited.
The protest inspired similar protests across the country, such as those in Gaya, Kolkata
  • These are cited inline.
If I have missed anything please let me know. Thank you so much for the review. So many people have contributed to taking the article this far! DTM ( talk) 03:34, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
  • @DiplomatTesterMan:, I'm sorry, I think I wasn't clear enough about what to do. This is a requirement specifically for DYK in addition to what is usually needed in an article. For DYK, any sentence in the Wikipedia article that contains information that is to be used in a proposed hook must have a citation, for that information, at the end of the sentence in the article that states that information. It's not good enough to cite something at the end of the paragraph, as is usually acceptable. You have cited the information in the article currently, but the citations don't appear where they are needed to meet this DYK requirement.

For example, the sentence in the lede that starts "The protest inspired similar protests across the country, such as those in Gaya, Kolkata..." needs a citation at the end of that sentence. It may be possible to copy and paste each citation using the visual editor. If you are using the source editor, the easiest thing to do is to 1) name the existing citation that supports this information wherever it currently appears in the article: e.g. Replace <ref> with <ref name="Doulatramani"> at the start of the reference in the source by Doulatramani and 2) add the named ref at the end of the sentence in the article that needs a citation. e.g. Add <ref name="Doulatramani"/> (Note that I've added a slash before the closing bracket.) I've done the "Kolkata" sentence as an example. The sources you've listed above need to be cited at the end of the listed sentences in the article. Feel free to tag me as needed. Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 18:59, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

John Neal bibliography

  • ... that the John Neal bibliography includes the first use of son-of-a-bitch in American fiction? Sources: Pages 46–47 of this book reads, "[John Neal] used the language of the day, including the phrase 'son of a bitch' well ahead of other writers." And page 46 of this book reads "Soon the language [of Seventy-Six by John Neal] will reveal itself in another way as the language of soldiers; profanity and oaths occur with an outspokenness appropriate to the occasion, but nonetheless surprising for the century. ... 'It was there ... I wheeled, made a dead set, at the son-of-a-bith in my rear ....' Not until a century later was the same freedom allowed a writer; even the Twain of Roughing It reports a profane miner's oath as a 'son of a skunk.'"

Created by Dugan Murphy (talk). Self-nominated at 21:58, 25 March 2021 (UTC).

Assassination of Talat Pasha

Created by Buidhe (talk). Self-nominated at 13:17, 24 March 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 25Edit

2018 Master Sommelier exam cheating scandal

Created by Daniel Case (talk). Self-nominated at 18:25, 1 April 2021 (UTC).

Heavy ion fusion

Source: burke, 59

Created by Maury Markowitz (talk). Self-nominated at 20:48, 24 March 2021 (UTC).

Turnover discography

5x expanded by Guerillero (talk) and Yeepsi (talk). Nominated by Guerillero (talk) at 14:53, 25 March 2021 (UTC).

Maha Bayrakdar

  • ... that Syrian-Lebanese poet Maha Bayrakdar won the Miss Syria beauty pageant in 1967? Source:  El-Khoury, Dominique (2017-04-15). "مهى بيرقدار الخال للفن- يوسف وورد أخذا مني جمال الخَلق والخُلُق" [Maha Bayrakdar, Youssef and Ward take after me the beauty character and creativity]. Elfann News (in Arabic). Archived from the original on 2021-03-25. Retrieved 2021-03-25.

Created by Elias Ziade (talk). Self-nominated at 14:21, 25 March 2021 (UTC).

Wu Jianmin (democracy activist)

Created by Jujiang (talk). Self-nominated at 11:31, 25 March 2021 (UTC).

@Victuallers: Thank you for reviewing and providing a reference source. I have adjusted the reference sources and changed the article. The hook you designed is very wonderful! I have used it. Many thanks.   Done (I also think there are too few articles about China in en:Wikipedia.) -- Jujiang ( talk) 22:11, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
  I have tried to reduce the over reffing but I have looked more and there are still examples of key facts with five refs after them, I go to check a ref and find that the fact isn't mentioned. Key achievements are reffed to videos that were made by this person. The videos are not 3rd party reliable sources. There was also a section where the article started to tell me about politics. Wikipedia doesnt do that in biographies. This person is notable enough (I think) to have an article but this article requires a lot of work and it would take hours if we had three or four reliable sources (and not the dubious ones) My only suggestion is to ask on WikiProject China or at the Teahouse to see if someone will buddy you. We do need lots of articles about China ... Victuallers ( talk) 13:49, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for your comment. I will try to modify it again. -- Jujiang ( talk) 17:07, 29 March 2021 (UTC)


  1. ^ Cao Yaxue (2016-05-11). "A Young Political Prisoner in the Grand Picture of US-China Diplomacy in the Wake of June 4th Massacre". CHINA CHANGE.
  2. ^ "曹雅學:六四後美中外交宏圖中一個年輕政治犯". Archived from the original on 2019-05-27. Retrieved 2019-05-27. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Wu Jianmin. "Jianmin On Overthrowing Autocracy". YouTube.
  4. ^ 桃李不言 (2012-06-20). "槍聲擊碎我的夢("六四"23週年南高聯"北上"隨感)". BOXUN NEWS.
  5. ^ Bowen Press and Wu Jianmin (2016-04-18). "歷史沉鉤:六四學運領袖吳建民撰文爆中共前外長錢其琛無恥". Bowen Press.
  6. ^ RFA reporter (2019-05-31). "US State Department: June 4th Incident is a "Massacre"". Radio Free Asia.

Enuga Sreenivasulu Reddy

Promoted to GA by Ktin (talk). Self-nominated at 01:15, 25 March 2021 (UTC).

Mayoralty of Pete Buttigieg

Improved to Good Article status by SecretName101 (talk). Self-nominated at 19:03, 29 March 2021 (UTC).

General: Article is new enough and long enough
  • New Enough:  Y
  • Long Enough:  Y

Policy compliance:

  • Adequate sourcing:  Y
  • Neutral:  Y
  • Free of copyright violations, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing:  Y
  • Other problems:  Y

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited:  Y
  • Interesting:  Y
  • Other problems:  Y
Image: Image is freely licensed, used in the article, and clear at 100px.
  • Freely licensed:  Y
  • Used in article:  Y
  • Clear at 100px:  Y

QPQ:  N - ?
Overall:   New GA; I made a quite number of copyedits but the article is otherwise well sourced and neutrally written after the GA review. For any of the hooks, you should replace the main link with his mayoralty to reduce duplication. I like the original or Alt3 best, except remove "a period of" since we know 1,000 days is a period of time. Alt2 should be "came out as gay". Reywas92Talk 00:02, 3 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 26Edit

John T. Newton

  • ... that after commanding USS Missouri on the first steam-powered crossing of the Atlantic, Captain John T. Newton was court-martialed after a crewman accidentally started a fire that destroyed the ship? Source: "The trial of Capt. John T. Newton, in which the Naval Court Martial now assembled in this city have been engaged for the last three weeks, terminated yesterday. ... One of our most distinguished and gallant officers has been arraigned on the charge of negligence in the loss of that splendid steamship, the Missouri, which was destroyed by fire at Gibraltar in August, 1843, and which he commanded."New York Daily Herald, October 16, 1844

5x expanded by Clarityfiend (talk) and BD2412 (talk). Nominated by Clarityfiend (talk) at 06:59, 5 April 2021 (UTC).

Reviewed: Vril-ya Bazaar and Fete.

Vyatka Land

  • ... that Vyatka Land was one of the last independent Russian polities to be incorporated into Muscovy? see for example The Russian People by Maurice Baring (now in public domain), p. 98 "In 1489 Viatka was finally taken" [22]
    • ALT1:... that the history of Vyatka Land was said to be more obscure that that of any other Russian region? "there is nothing in Russian history more obscure than the fortunes of Viatka and its region" Feldbrugge, Ferdinand J.M. (2017). A History of Russian Law: From Ancient Times to the Council Code (Ulozhenie) of Tsar Aleksei Mikhailovich of 1649. BRILL. p. 525. ISBN 9789004352148.

Created/expanded by Alaexis (talk). Self-nominated at 06:16, 1 April 2021 (UTC).

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Improved to Good Article status by Sammi Brie (talk). Self-nominated at 01:35, 27 March 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 27Edit

Alec Sutherland

  • ... that Alec Sutherland was given a military award for his service after more than 6 decades had passed?Source: here and there
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created/expanded by Bashereyre (talk) and 7&6=thirteen (talk). Nominated by 7&6=thirteen () 16:07, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

Trudi Birger

Created by NoonIcarus (talk). Self-nominated at 13:57, 31 March 2021 (UTC).

Daisy Myers

Created by NoonIcarus (talk). Self-nominated at 13:43, 31 March 2021 (UTC).

General: Article is new enough and long enough
  • New Enough:  Y
  • Long Enough:  Y

Policy compliance:

  • Adequate sourcing:  N - need a citation for "Rosa Parks of the North"
  • Neutral:  Y
  • Free of copyright violations, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing:  N - Earwig found major similarities to sources like [23], [24], and [25]. This will need to be rewritten to avoid copyright issues.

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited:  Y
  • Interesting:  N - hook is fine but I would just cite THR and say "inspired" instead of "partly inspired"
  • Other problems:  N - kind of long, I don't think the "African American" specification is needed in the hook as it's obvious given the "racially-charged harassment" in an all-white town
QPQ: Done.

Overall:   @NoonIcarus: see above. The major issue is the copyvio which needs to be remedied before this can be approved. Let me know if you have any questions. DanCherek (talk) 21:02, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

Uyanış: Büyük Selçuklu

Improved to Good Article status by Limorina (talk). Self-nominated at 08:25, 27 March 2021 (UTC).

  • No, you have to link and bold the article in each hook. Also, neither of these hooks are particularly interesting or unusual. It isn't strange for a government official to visit a major production and actors probably celebrate birthdays on set all the time. (t · c) buidhe 14:26, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

Isaac Saul

Created by Kokopelli7309 (talk). Self-nominated at 18:04, 27 March 2021 (UTC).

Kokopelli7309, it’s totally up to you if you prefer to withdraw but AfDs can hold surprises—sometimes someone will unearth hidden sources—so waiting a week to see is reasonable too. Innisfree987 ( talk) 17:40, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll remove it for now. Kokopelli7309 ( talk) 18:33, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 28Edit

Leon Hale

  • Reviewed: Second review of Keep On Churnin' (Till the Butter Comes)
  • Comment: Please save for May 30, his 100th birthday (exactly eight weeks from now). Request to IAR the "six weeks in advance" rule. Eligible per Rule 1d, because it only appeared in the "Recent Deaths" section of ITN and not as a bold link.

5x expanded by Bloom6132 (talk). Self-nominated at 13:09, 3 April 2021 (UTC).

72nd Street station (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)

Improved to Good Article status by Kew Gardens 613 (talk) and Epicgenius (talk). Nominated by Epicgenius (talk) at 23:16, 28 March 2021 (UTC).

Friedreich's ataxia

  • ... that Friedreich's ataxia is the most common inherited ataxia? Delatycki, Martin B.; Bidichandani, Sanjay I. (2019). "Friedreich ataxia- pathogenesis and implications for therapies". Neurobiology of Disease. 132: 104606. doi:10.1016/j.nbd.2019.104606. PMID 31494282. S2CID 201839487.
    • ALT1:... that symptoms of Friedreich's ataxia typically start between the ages of 5 and 15? Cook, A.; Giunti, P. (2017). "Friedreich's ataxia: Clinical features, pathogenesis and management". British Medical Bulletin. 124 (1): 19–30. doi:10.1093/bmb/ldx034. PMC 5862303. PMID 29053830.
    • ALT2:... that Friedreich's ataxia (FA) is a devastating monogenic, autosomal recessive progressive disease?
    • ALT3:... that symptoms of Friedreich's ataxia start most often around puberty, leads to severe disability by early adulthood, with substantial functional loss, wheelchair dependence and loss of quality of life?

Improved to Good Article status by Akrasia25 (talk). Self-nominated at 17:38, 28 March 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 29Edit

Rey Jaime I Awards

  • ... that in 2020 Queen Letizia of Spain presented the Rey Jaime I Awards because her husband the Spanish king was in COVID-19 quarantine? Source: 1) "Queen Letizia (48 years old) will preside next Monday in Valencia the ceremony of delivery of the King Jaime I Awards 2020 to which she was going to attend with Felipe VI (52), who will be absent due to the quarantine he maintains for having been in contact with a positive for Covid-19" [26]"The event was held in the Lonja de Valencia, where they have ...received from the hand of Queen Letizia the medal that accredits them as winners of their respective categories."[27]
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created by HouseOfChange (talk). Self-nominated at 00:02, 1 April 2021 (UTC).

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Cloud9 League of Legends

  • ... that the Cloud9 League of Legends division won back-to-back League of Legends Championship Series titles in their first two seasons of existence? Source: "Cloud9 won back-to-back LCS titles in their first two years of existence by winning the 2013 NA LCS Summer Split and 2014 NA LCS Spring Split." (From intro, so not direct citation for this quote. [28])
    • ALT1:... that the Cloud9 League of Legends division finished the 2020 LCS Spring Split with a 92.9% win-loss percentage, breaking their previous LCS record of 90.9% from 2013? Source: "With an overall 26–2 game win-loss record, including playoffs, for the split, Cloud9 set a LCS record for the highest winning percentage ever in a single split by a North American team at 92.9%, breaking their previous record of 90.9% from the 2013 Summer Split." (From intro, so not direct citation for this quote. [29])
    • ALT2:... that Jack Etienne purchased the Cloud9 League of Legends division for less than $20,000? Source: "The team then changed hands again, as after only 12 days after their qualification, former Team SoloMid manager Jack Etienne bought out the contracts of the players for less than $20,000, officially creating the Cloud9 organization" [30])

Created by Pbrks (talk). Self-nominated at 23:00, 30 March 2021 (UTC).

Fighting Auschwitz

Created by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 14:40, 29 March 2021 (UTC).

  Interesting book, on good sources, subscription and offline sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. I think the hook rests a bit too much on one person, while the book is about resistence from many nationalities. What do you think about mentioning the full title, and then just the name without explanation? - Some suggestions for the article, - not necessary for approval:
  • I'd like a bit more lead, from the last reviews which give a good evaluation of the whole thing.
  • I't tell the publishing chronologically.
  • I could imagine Description, rather than jumping to Reception.
  • I'm not happy with "as of 2006" which is long ago.
  • A sentence with "most recent" will likely get wrong.
  • Please mark refernces in other languages as such.
Thank you for the article. -- Gerda Arendt ( talk) 07:46, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

Das Leiden Jesu von seinen Freunden

  • Reviewed: Ayşe Gül Altınay
  • Comment: late, I know, but I heard it only yesterday: this fact - Judas kissing - belongs on Maundy Thursday, 1 April, not a fool, or first set on Good Friday, 2 April (Peter denying)

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 14:29, 29 March 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 30Edit

The Palestine Oriental Society

  • ... that the president of the Palestine Oriental Society was of the opinion that the monuments and antiquities of Palestine belonged to the Palestinians?
    • ALT1:... that ...?

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 20:25, 4 April 2021 (UTC).

Rashid Mahdi

Created by Munfarid1 (talk). Self-nominated at 14:59, 2 April 2021 (UTC).

2020 Zagreb flash flood

  • ... that during the 2020 Zagreb flash flood, residents broke into a dam control building (pictured) in order to let the waters out of the city? Source: Croatian: "U zagrebačkom naselju Trnje nekoliko stotina metara od ureda gradonačelnika, mještani su doslovno provalili u prostorije Hrvatskih voda i podignuli branu te tako spriječili veću katrastrofu u središtu grada u vrijeme velikih poplava koje su potopile glavni grad." English translation: "In Zagreb's neighbourhood of Trnje, several hundred metres from the mayor's office, residents literally [sic] broke into the premises of Hrvatske vode and raised the dam [sluice gate], thus preventing a greater catastrophe in the city centre during the large flood which inundated the country capital." Dnevnik.hr, Nova TV
    • ALT1:... that the "hero who saved" his neighbourhood in the 2020 Zagreb flash flood was charged with a misdemeanour for his trouble? Source: "Tihomir Blagus is a man who went from average Joe to hero in a short space of time when part of Zagreb was threatened by extreme flooding in a storm which rocked the already earthquake-stricken capital a few weeks ago. However, instead of being hailed as a hero and being rewarded by Milan Bandic, Zagreb's mayor, he has become the victim of ab(p)surdistan's laws and is currently being threatened with potential prison time." (Tihomir Blagus: Hero Who Saved Part of Zagreb from Flooding Threatened with Prison, Total Croatia News). The hero quote is fairly pervasive in sources which covered the events. See e.g. TCN article title ("Hero Who Saved Part of Zagreb") as well as many Croatian-language sources in the article. Some examples in article titles: [1][2][3][4][5][6]
    • ALT2:... that the "hero who saved Trnje" in the 2020 Zagreb flash flood was charged with a misdemeanour for his trouble? Source: see ALT1

Created by Daß Wölf (talk). Self-nominated at 18:23, 30 March 2021 (UTC).

Drought in Turkey

Created by Chidgk1 (talk). Self-nominated at 11:57, 30 March 2021 (UTC).

British Army Rugby League, Royal Navy Rugby League, Royal Air Force Rugby League, Great Britain Police Rugby League

Created by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 08:51, 30 March 2021 (UTC).

  • British Army in progress, enough refs, new enough, no close paraphrasing. I'll suggest an alt hook. Happy to have someone else to have a go at the other articles. Victuallers (talk) 22:07, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Great Britain Police team in progress, enough refs, new enough, no close paraphrasing. I've suggested an alt hook. Happy to have someone else to have a go at the other articles. Victuallers (talk) 22:57, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 31Edit

Dresdner Kapellsolisten

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 15:36, 7 April 2021 (UTC).

Timeline of the 2013 North Indian Ocean cyclone season

* ... that during the North Indian Ocean cyclone season in 2013, Cyclone Lehar made landfall on Andhra Pradesh just one week after Cyclone Helen did? Source: "A week after Helen, Andhra braces for ‘very severe cyclonic storm’ Lehar" https://indianexpress.com/article/india/regional/a-week-after-helen-andhra-braces-for-very-severe-cyclonic-storm-lehar/

Moved to mainspace by CodingCyclone (talk). Self-nominated at 04:21, 1 April 2021 (UTC). Withdrawn by nominator

  • I have decided to withdraw this nomination as the article is not ready for the mainspace, and there isn't a lot of material that's "hook-y." CodingCyclone! 🌀 📘 21:38, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

Chi Chi DeVayne

Improved to Good Article status by Armadillopteryx (talk) and Another Believer (talk). Nominated by Armadillopteryx (talk) at 02:57, 1 April 2021 (UTC).

Tina LeBlanc

  • ... that ballerina Tina LeBlanc received critical acclaim soon after she joined the Joffrey Ballet, and later performed with San Francisco Ballet as principal dancer for 17 years? Source: "It is hard to imagine what in LeBlanc's 27 years of professional dancing - 17 with San Francisco Ballet - she could have to regret... Soon a rising star in the main Joffrey company, LeBlanc became a darling of New York critics in ballets that showed her lightness and attack." ([34])

Converted from a redirect by Corachow (talk). Self-nominated at 18:38, 31 March 2021 (UTC).

  • @Lullabying: I think a list of notable works would not work as a hook because it's either very common ballets such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Giselle, or something relatively niche that would not be interesting. Therefore I'm proposing this ALT instead.
  • ALT1: ... that despite being rejected by the American Ballet Theatre at age 15, ballerina Tina LeBlanc was soon recruited by the Joffrey Ballet, then performed with the San Francisco Ballet as principal dancer for 17 years? Corachow (talk) 10:01, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
  • I meant the list of notable works should be in the article in table format. That might be nice to see. The new hook you listed also works much better. lullabying (talk) 15:55, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
  • @Lullabying: I used to add a list of works to articles, but I rarely add that now since it’s either completely based on the company website or a very short and incomplete one based on reviews. Not all ballet performances and casts get reviewed. Corachow (talk) 16:09, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

Aaron Nola

Improved to Good Article status by Kncny11 (talk). Self-nominated at 13:56, 31 March 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 1Edit

Oper am Brühl

  • ... that the Oper am Brühl, the second municipal opera house in Germany, was opened in Leipzig in 1693 to play during the three annual trade fairs? Source: several
    • ALT1:... that the Oper am Brühl was the venue for the world premiere of Telemann's Germanicus (cover pictured) in 1704, when he was director of the opera house? Source: several

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 21:38, 8 April 2021 (UTC).

Rumahis ibn Abd al-Aziz

  • ... that Rumahis ibn Abd al-Aziz, the governor of Palestine for Caliph Marwan II, escaped to Islamic Spain where he became governor of Algeciras and Sidonia? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)
  • Reviewed: Pending

Created by Al Ameer son (talk). Self-nominated at 18:05, 8 April 2021 (UTC).

Sitara (textile)

  • ... that the basic design for the Sitaras that decorate the Kaaba (example pictured) dates back to the 16th century? "The earliest known example of the door curtain [i.e. sitara] was made in Egypt and dates to 1544. [...] The design of the sitara and the hizam was quickly established and although there were a number of variations in the inscriptions and they grew ever more elaborate [...], the basic forms have remained virtually unchanged until the present day." Venetia Porter, Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam p.262

Moved to mainspace by MartinPoulter (talk). Self-nominated at 10:31, 7 April 2021 (UTC).

Tajuddin Ahmad

Improved to Good Article status by Farhan nasim (talk). Self-nominated at 15:25, 2 April 2021 (UTC).

George Johnstone (British Army officer)

  • ... that although they were positioned just a few miles away the soldiers of George Johnstone's brigade were unaware of the Battle of Waterloo taking place? "the 6th brigade ... halted, piled arms in the drizzling rain, lit their fires on the sodden ground, and waited through that memorable day and night, unconscious of what was passing a few miles off on the field of Waterloo. Nothing was heard of known of the battle ..."
  • Comment: The brigade was positioned about a mile south south west of Halle, Belgium, by Google Maps within 7 miles of the western edge of the battlefield.

Created by Dumelow (talk) and Alansplodge (talk). Nominated by Dumelow (talk) at 07:12, 2 April 2021 (UTC).

QPQ at Template:Did you know nominations/Thelma Farr Baxter
  • No idea how to add this to the template but Alansplodge has since done some great work expanding this article and should receive a credit - Dumelow (talk) 07:09, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
    • Added DYKmake credit template for Alansplodge. DanCherek (talk) 04:27, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 2Edit

Viral vector vaccine

Created by John P. Sadowski (NIOSH) (talk). Self-nominated at 01:17, 10 April 2021 (UTC).

Der am Kreuz ist meine Liebe

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 20:32, 9 April 2021 (UTC).

Orgill (company)

Created by Jordanhughes13 (talk). Nominated by Dominic (talk) at 23:52, 4 April 2021 (UTC).


  • ... that the Nakba has been described as an ongoing catastrophe? Source: See quotations in footnotes 4-7 of the current version[35] of the article.
  • Reviewed: to come

Created by Onceinawhile (talk). Self-nominated at 23:17, 4 April 2021 (UTC).

:* Absolutely not. A blatant POV fork that just barely escaped speedy deletion with the closer recommending a redirect or merge with the article it was forked from. Kenosha Forever (talk) 23:27, 4 April 2021 (UTC) blocked by Bradv as a sock of NoCal100

    • (Admin who declined the speedy deletion here). The article clearly did not meet WP:CSD#A10, which only applies if the new article adds nothing AND its title is not a plausible redirect. So it did not "barely escape speedy deletion". I recommended to anyone wishing for deletion to consider redirecting or merging, but I did not recommend any particular action myself. —Kusma (𐍄·𐌺) 18:19, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
    • Strange, this doesn't seem like an AfD discussion...Selfstudier (talk) 23:37, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
    • I think this could be usable, but it maybe needs a more detailed hook. Kokopelli7309 (talk) 14:39, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 3Edit

Curley Christian

Created by Nikkimaria (talk). Self-nominated at 15:16, 10 April 2021 (UTC).

My review of this:


  • New Y Published 10 April, 2021
  • Long enough  Y the prose portion exceeds 1,500 characters
  • Within policy Y appears neutral, cites sources with inline citations, appears free of close paraphrasing issues, copyright violations and plagiarism per Earwig

Hook Format – it is fewer than 200 characters and might be. interesting to a broad audience The hook fact is accurate and cited with an inline citation in the article neutral and does not focus unduly on negative aspects of living people. However, ALT1 might need rewording, as to make it more clear that he is the only veteran to survive a quadruple amputation during the war (not to survive a quadruple amputation, period).

  • QPQ – unsure of this right now

SecretName101 (talk) 18:23, 10 April 2021 (UTC)

Five Pianos

  • ... that when Five Pianos premiered in Berlin in 1972, composer Morton Feldman (pictured) was one of five humming pianists? Source: [36] p. 184
  • Reviewed: to come

Created by Ron Oliver (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 07:31, 10 April 2021 (UTC).

  • I changed the phrasing, as the unsourced sentence was a mere clarification of the previous one. As for the second unsourced sentence, here is what the original (unavailable) source says about it: "Five pianists explore the depths of the enigmatic scale [...] while humming and playing the piano and celesta". If it needs further clarification, I can try to improve the article. Ron Oliver (talk) 21:25, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
  • The second issue is addressed. However, the first one remains still not resolved. A reference is needed following the period at the end of the sentence of that paragraph. CeeGee 04:38, 14 April 2021 (UTC)
  • May I simply move the ref towards the end of the sentence? I am only explaining what "free-duration" means, as there is no tempo marking and Feldman specifies that "no attempts at synchronization should be made", that is, it is up to the performers to decide the tempo. If that does not work, I will just remove the conflict. Ron Oliver (talk) 06:09, 14 April 2021 (UTC)
  • fcourse, if the fact is contained in the source cited beforeor else. I hope the unreferenced statement is not yours only.CeeGee 07:07, 14 April 2021 (UTC)

Protected Forests (Japan)

Created by Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk). Self-nominated at 23:50, 6 April 2021 (UTC).

Werrington, Staffordshire

  • Reviewed: Claude Callegari
  • Comment: Perhaps the telecommunications tower has ruined the view of the windmill in this picture

5x expanded by EchetusXe (talk). Self-nominated at 23:28, 3 April 2021 (UTC).

  • Not a review but perhaps this is a better photo to illustrate the mill? - Dumelow (talk) 10:02, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Yes that's much better, thank you. EchetusXe 10:30, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Full review:
  •  Y Article has been 5x expanded according to DYKcheck, is long enough (7950 characters), and article is within policy
  •  ? Hook is short enough and interesting. But is [38] a reliable source? It's a page hosted on a blog site
  •  Y QPQ done
  •  ? The image is freely licenced (UK has freedom of panorama), and looks good at low resolution. However, DYK says that images must be used in the article- this can be achieved by adding it to the article either as another image, or replacing the other article in the infobox
  •   Overall, the article looks decent, just a couple of issues to resolve. Joseph2302 (talk) 14:54, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
Added the picture to the article now. Here is another source for the hook. This has more detail but is also a blog. Echetus Xe 13:40, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

The Vintner's Luck

  • ... that the inspiration for the novel The Vintner's Luck (1998) came to author Elizabeth Knox in a fever dream caused by pneumonia? Source: "... fame came to Knox after six novels, when she fell ill with pneumonia and had a fevered dream about an angel. She woke and wrote the first 100 pages of The Vintner's Luck, sensing it was something special." (Courier-Mail article)
  • Reviewed: This is my third DYK nomination, so no QPQ is required.
  • Comment: The proposed hook is covered in a few other sources (cited in the article), but the one cited above is online and easiest to access.

Converted from a redirect by Chocmilk03 (talk) and Mortee (talk). Nominated by Chocmilk03 (talk) at 13:16, 3 April 2021 (UTC).

Virgil Conn

Source: The Oregon Legislators and Staff Guide for the 1897 legislative session lists Conn as a member of the Oregon House of Representatives and says: "On assembling for permanent organization there was found not to be a quorum present. It then developed that the House was divided into two factions neither of which would answer roll call when the other was present. Neither faction had sufficient members to form a quorum. … After remaining at the capitol forty-five days, … the members of both factions disbanded and returned to their respective homes."

Created by Orygun (talk). Self-nominated at 05:20, 3 April 2021 (UTC).

Resident Human

  • ... that the songs "Ascend" and "Movement" from Resident Human album by the Finnish progressive metal group Wheel were inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States? Source:[1]
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created/expanded by Filmomusico (talk). Self-nominated at 01:17, 3 April 2021 (UTC).

  • General eligibility:
  • New Enough:  Y
  • Long Enough:  N - Does not meet 1500 character minimum.

Policy compliance:

  • Adequate sourcing:  N - Several unreliable sources need to be replaced.
  • Neutral:  Y
  • Free of copyright violations, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing:  Y

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited:  Y
  • Interesting:  N - Needs a bit more substance, perhaps by adding the band's genre and national origin.
  • Other problems:  N - Not formatted correctly, as it needs to include a link to the article.
QPQ: Done.

Overall:   The article and hook need more work. QPQ not needed for new editor. SounderBruce 22:43, 3 April 2021 (UTC)

@SounderBruce:Updated the hook. Looks interesting? Removed some dubious sources. What else should be addressed?-- Filmomusico ( talk) 23:49, 3 April 2021 (UTC)
The hook (and its sentence in the article itself) are not grammatically correct and could be shortened a bit. SounderBruce 04:55, 7 April 2021 (UTC)


Charles Scribner's Sons Building, Scribner Building

5x expanded by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 00:23, 3 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 4Edit

Chic C'est la Vie

Created by Carbrera (talk). Self-nominated at 16:38, 7 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles by John Neal

  • ... that John Neal's article "The Pound of Flesh" resulted in a substantial donation? Source: Pages 797–798 of this dissertation say "Another quarrel Neal precipitated by noticing, under the title 'The Pound of Flesh — No Fiction,' Mr. Henry Goddard's exaction of interest annually compounded from John B. Cross .... Goddard closed the matter by taking Neal's suggestion and paying over a hundred dollars to the Portland Wood Society."
    • ALT1:... that one of John Neal's articles concerns his role as the first lawyer to use psychiatric testimony in a US court to defend a nine-year-old boy? Source: this article says "In 1834, Major Mitchell, a nine-year-old boy from Durham, Maine, was tried for the beating and mutilation of another boy. The publicized case caught the attention of John Neal, a literary critic and lawyer from Portland, who voluntarily participated in the defense. Neal reported his exploits in the New England Galaxy .... The Major Mitchell trial was the first time psychiatric testimony was used (by way of phrenology) in an American court."
    • ALT2:... that one of John Neal's articles is the first by an American ever published in a British literary magazine? Source: Page 11 of this book says "His 'Sketches of the Five American Presidents, and of the Five Presidential Candidates, from the Memoranda of a Traveller,' ... was the first article by an American to appear in a British quarterly."

Created by Dugan Murphy (talk). Self-nominated at 18:31, 6 April 2021 (UTC).

Emma Mullin

Created by Joseph2302 (talk). Self-nominated at 13:05, 5 April 2021 (UTC).

2021 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship Game

5x expanded by PCN02WPS (talk) and GoWarriors151718 (talk). Nominated by PCN02WPS (talk) at 00:32, 5 April 2021 (UTC).

  • Withdraw. I nominated this before the article was nominated at ITN, and I didn't expect such a nomination to come forward. PCN02WPS (talk | contribs) 14:23, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

2014 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship Game

Created by PCN02WPS (talk). Self-nominated at 21:54, 4 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 5Edit

Tenompok Forest Reserve, Tawai Forest Reserve, Binsuluk Forest Reserve, Ulu Telupid Forest Reserve

  • Comment: QPQs to come.

Created by Declangi (talk) and Chipmunkdavis (talk). Nominated by Chipmunkdavis (talk) at 11:51, 12 April 2021 (UTC).

Rosa von Milde

  • Reviewed: He Who Gets Slapped
  • Comment: not sure what to do about her name, - they married a year after the premiere, and the image was taken 6 more years later

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 20:32, 10 April 2021 (UTC).

2004 Football League Third Division play-off Final

5x expanded by The Rambling Man (talk). Self-nominated at 13:14, 9 April 2021 (UTC).

Nick Mowbray, Anna Mowbray, Coatesville mansion

  • ... that toy manufacturers Nick Mowbray and his two siblings bought Coatesville mansion near Auckland, New Zealand for NZ$32.5 million when they were in their early 30s? Source: "Mat, Anna and Nick Mowbray are all in their early 30s. The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June." (link)
  • Alt1: ... that toy manufacturer siblings Nick, Anna, and Mat Mowbray bought Coatesville mansion near Auckland, New Zealand for NZ$32.5 million when they were in their early 30s? Source: "Mat, Anna and Nick Mowbray are all in their early 30s. The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June." (link)
  • Reviewed: Mark Coles; Trudi Birger; Ethel Becher
  • Comment: The Nick Mowbray article was previously deleted (created by a sock farm for pay, moved into draft space for incubation, and deleted in May 2019 as an abandoned draft). I'll try and get my hands onto photos of either Mowbray or the mansion.

Created by Schwede66 (talk). Self-nominated at 09:34, 9 April 2021 (UTC).

  • Ok, I've written an article for Anna Mowbray and have added her to ALT1. I'm not sure whether Mat Mowbray meets GNG; he appears to be somewhat media shy. One QPQ to come. Schwede66 21:51, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

Black soup

  • ... that the ancient Spartans ate the black soup, which was made using only pork blood, meat, salt, and vinegar? Source: "Maciej Kokoszko, "Mélas Zomós (μέλας ζωμός), or on a Certain Spartan Dish. A Source Study," in Studies on Ancient Sparta, eds. Ryszard Kulesza and Nicholas Sekunda, Akanthina, no. 14, ed. Nicholas Sekunda (Gdańsk: Gdańsk University Press, 2020), 9-28. ISBN 978-83-7865-945-7. OCLC 1225234705."

5x expanded by IamEmpressDowager (talk). Self-nominated at 19:46, 8 April 2021 (UTC).

  • Do I see this right that what you've nominated is Black soup only? If so, you need to remove the bold font of the Sparta article in the hook. Schwede66 02:07, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Sparta is not currently DYK-eligible, so I unbolded it. I also changed "Black soup" to "black soup". MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 20:25, 10 April 2021 (UTC)
  •   Note: Nominator is a WikiEd student editor for the Winter 2021 term at Acadia University. (course link) The course ends on April 25, 2021. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:09, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
  • I'm the student's instructor and can help with the DYK as well if there are other concerns! Gardneca (talk) 11:49, 13 April 2021 (UTC)


Created by Chiswick Chap (talk). Self-nominated at 14:33, 7 April 2021 (UTC).

William Armstrong (Virginia politician)

Improved to Good Article status by West Virginian (talk). Self-nominated at 22:59, 5 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 6Edit

Cehennemağzı Caves

  • ... that one of the Cehennemağzı Caves in northwestern Turkey features a very old Christian church, which was used as a secret place of worship in the first years of Christianity? Source: "Çok eski bir Hıristiyan kilisesi olan bu mağara, Hıristiyanlığın yayıldığı ilk yıllarda gizli ibadet yeri olarak kullanılmıştır. " (in Turkish) [47], "Cehennemağzı Mağaraları’nın birincisi olan ve kilise mağarası olarak da bilinen mağara içindeki sütunlar, sütun başlıkları, mozaik döşeme ve kandil yuvaları, mağaranın paganizmin egemen, Hıristiyanlığın ise yasak olduğu dönemde, ilk Hıristiyanlarca gizli ibadet merkezi olarak kullanıldığını göstermektedir." (in Turkish) [48]

5x expanded by CeeGee (talk). Self-nominated at 16:45, 13 April 2021 (UTC).

Arn Gill (North Yorkshire)

  • Reviewed: Psalm 115
  • Comment: Copied and pasted to mainspace from userspace, 6 April 2021

Created by Storye book (talk). Self-nominated at 15:47, 12 April 2021 (UTC).

Joye Hummel

5x expanded by Bloom6132 (talk). Self-nominated at 00:43, 12 April 2021 (UTC).

Violin Sonata No. 1 (Saint-Saëns)

  • ... that Camille Saint-Saëns called his First Violin Sonata his "hippogriff sonata", suggesting that its technical demands could only be met by a legendary creature? Source: "'They will call it ‘the hippogriff-sonata’', said Saint-Saëns, suggesting that only a mythological creature would be able to master the movement’s great technical demands" [49]

Created by Intforce (talk). Self-nominated at 01:54, 11 April 2021 (UTC).

QPQ now done. I've clarified the bit on the "legendary creature" in the article. The source is quite explicit on that. Thanks for the review. intforce ( talk) 13:35, 13 April 2021 (UTC)

Sister (2021 film)

  • ... that Sister has sparked discussion about gender roles in China? Source: "The movie has sparked a lively national conversation about China’s patriarchal culture, and the strong preference of many parents for sons rather than daughters."[50] "is sparking online discussions on family relations and the role of women in China."[51]

Created by Mx. Granger (talk) and Getareu8 (talk). Nominated by Mx. Granger (talk) at 14:51, 10 April 2021 (UTC).

2001 Football League Third Division play-off Final

5x expanded by The Rambling Man (talk). Self-nominated at 13:16, 9 April 2021 (UTC).

Wilson Tucker (politician)

Created by 5225C (talk). Nominated by Steelkamp (talk) at 09:46, 8 April 2021 (UTC).

Do Not Disturb (book)

  • ... that the 2021 book Do Not Disturb was credited with exposing "a remarkable catalog of lies the [Rwandan government] sold to western apologists"?
    • ALT1:... that the 2021 book Do Not Disturb, which chronicles assassinations of Rwandan defectors, was credited with exposing "a regime hailed by many Western admirers"?
    • ALT2:... that the 2021 book Do Not Disturb, which chronicles assassinations blamed on the Rwandan government, was blurbed by John le Carré and Desmond Tutu?

Created by Buidhe (talk). Self-nominated at 22:05, 6 April 2021 (UTC).

Lilia Tarawa

Converted from a redirect by Nexus000 (talk). Nominated by Feminist (talk) at 16:25, 6 April 2021 (UTC).

General: Article is new enough and long enough
  • New Enough:  Y
  • Long Enough:  Y

Policy compliance:

  • Adequate sourcing:  N - Referencing is generally good and from independent and reliable sources. While checking the hook citation, I noticed the rest of the paragraph (In 2009, Tarawa and her family...) was not supported by the citation given.
  • Neutral:  Y
  • Free of copyright violations, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing:  N - Checked with Earwig's Copyvio Detector, which returned a possible violation in relation to several lengthy quotes in the article. Per WP:QUOTE, overuse of quotes, especially long ones, is discouraged and may be better paraphrased in prose.
  • Other problems:  N - A merge request is currently under discussion; the DYK cannot proceed until this is closed. -  Y merge request closed.

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited:  Y
  • Interesting:  N - The hook doesn't feel "hooky" enough to me. Gloriavale isn't unique in telling its members they will go to hell if they leave.
QPQ: Done.

Overall:   Article length and age are fine, and reliable sources are used. However, there is a possible copyvio issue, and the hook doen't feel "hooky". This is my first solo QPQ, so second opinions and feedback are welcome. Lcmortensen (mailbox) 10:44, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

  • Comment I have requested for the merge request to be closed because it has found a clear consensus. Nexus000 (talk) 23:32, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

1914 Greek deportations

  • ... that the 1914 Greek deportations (pictured) have been described as "a trial run for the Armenian Genocide"? Source: Kaligian 2017, p. 104.
    • ALT1:... that after the 1914 Greek deportations (pictured), "the CUP men of action ... could savor a crushing victory achieved in a secret war along domestic ethnoreligious lines"? Source: Kieser 2018, p. 178.
    • ALT2... that during the 1914 Greek deportations (pictured), "the Turks had expelled the Greeks so successfully that they had decided to apply the same method to all the other races in the empire"?

Created by Buidhe (talk). Self-nominated at 02:48, 6 April 2021 (UTC).

Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon

Improved to Good Article status by The Ultimate Boss (talk). Self-nominated at 22:51, 6 April 2021 (UTC).

  • @The Ultimate Boss: Before I review, may I suggest that you completely re-write this hook. You make it seem as if 50 Cent was shot and killed in a home invasion. Also, phrases like "debut posthumous studio album" which are mandatory in articles, are considered superfluous in DYK hence why they don't need to be included. Consider writing this hook: "... that after Pop Smoke's sudden death during a home invasion, 50 Cent took it upon himself to finish the former's debut album, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, on his behalf." or something along those lines. HeyitsBen talk 08:22, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
HeyitsBen Changed to "the latter". ShootForTheStars ( talk) 08:42, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
General: Article is new enough and long enough
  • New Enough:  Y
  • Long Enough:  Y
Policy: Article is sourced, neutral, and free of copyright problems
  • Adequate sourcing:  Y
  • Neutral:  Y
  • Free of copyright violations, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing:  Y

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited:  Y
  • Interesting:  N - This hook simply states the executive producer of a posthumous album and the reason of death... nothing much. I suggest that you spice it up by including the fact that 50 Cent "curated" Pop's album "took it upon himself" to finish it after his death, which the Billboard source supports already.
Image: Image is freely licensed, used in the article, and clear at 100px.
  • Freely licensed:  Y
  • Used in article:  Y
  • Clear at 100px:  Y
QPQ: Done.

Overall:   HeyitsBen talk 09:52, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

Current nominationsEdit

Articles created/expanded on April 7Edit

Social media in the 2016 United States presidential election

  • ... that Facebook has estimated that during the 2016 United States presidential election, fake news reached 126 million voters on social media...? Source: "The testimony says that 29 million people were directly served 80,000 posts linked to Russian actors between January 2015 and August 2017. Likes, shares, and comments on those posts delivered them to the additional 97 million people." [52]
    • ALT1:... that according to Pew Research Center, 35% of 18-29 year olds got their news from social media in the 2016 United States presidential election...? Source: (uses data so there is no quote) [53]
  • Reviewed: Since this is my first time at DYK, so I'm not going to review someone else's nomination, because I don't think I am experienced enough to. (Because this is my first time I am exempt from the QPQ review requirement).

Improved to Good Article status by Giraffer (talk). Self-nominated at 20:05, 10 April 2021 (UTC).

Karlin Lillington

  • ... that Karlin Lillington, long-time technology writer for Ireland's newspaper of record The Irish Times, holds a PhD on the poetry of Seamus Heaney? Source: Technology writing and The Irish Times (and its status in Ireland): (a) Prof. Terence Brown, The Irish Times, 150 Years of Influence - esp. Chap. 12 / PhD, Seamus Heaney: (b) Lillington, Karlin (The Irish Times ,12 September 2013). "Crossing new borders in pursuit of Seamus Heaney" and (c) The Library of Trinity College Dublin: PhD Thesis - "Gender and metaphor in the poetry of Seamus Heaney" / by Karlin J. Lillington"
    • ALT1:... that Karlin Lillington, technology writer of The Irish Times, also holds a a Masters and PhD on the poetry of Seamus Heaney, who she hosted in San Francisco in the early 1990s? Source: Technology writing and The Irish Times: (a) Prof. Terence Brown, The Irish Times, 150 Years of Influence - esp. Chap. 12 / Seamus Heaney, Masters, PhD: (b) Lillington, Karlin (The Irish Times ,12 September 2013). "Crossing new borders in pursuit of Seamus Heaney", (c) The Library of Trinity College Dublin: MPhil dissertation - " 'Borrow the longship's swimming tongue': Scandinavian imagery in Wintering Out and North" by Karlin J. Lillington, (d) The Library of Trinity College Dublin: PhD Thesis - "Gender and metaphor in the poetry of Seamus Heaney" / by Karlin J. Lillington"
    • ALT2:... that Karlin Lillington, technology writer of The Irish Times, founded a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel rescue charity in Ireland? Source: Technology writing and The Irish Times: (a) Prof. Terence Brown, The Irish Times, 150 Years of Influence - esp. Chap. 12 / Seamus Heaney, Masters, PhD: (b) Aftering podcasts: "Irish Cavalier Rescue". soundcloud.com, 2017

Moved to mainspace by SeoR (talk). Self-nominated at 12:12, 12 April 2021 (UTC).

Louisa Wilkins

Created by Victuallers (talk). Self-nominated at 17:29, 10 April 2021 (UTC).

Grischa Huber

Created by SportsOlympic (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 18:54, 10 April 2021 (UTC).

Irene del Río

  • ... that when Irene del Río was called up to the Spain women's national football team squad, she was the only player who didn't compete in the country's top division? Source: [56] "Moderno, de 19 años, es la única de la lista de 24 que no milita en un equipo de Primera División." ("The 19-year-old Oviedo Moderno player is the only one on the list of 24 who does not play in a First Division team.")
    • ALT1:... that Irene del Río made her debut in Spain's top women's football division at the age of 15? Source: [57] "La delantera del Oviedo Moderno debutó en Superliga con 15 años y es una de las más veteranas de la Sub-19." ("The Oviedo Moderno forward debuted in the Super League at the age of 15") - note the league was called Superliga Femenina at the time

Created by Joseph2302 (talk). Self-nominated at 19:41, 9 April 2021 (UTC).

Tetrasomy X

  • ... that when the first woman diagnosed with tetrasomy X (chromosomes pictured) was followed up 26 years later, she had gone from residence in an institution to living happily with her sister? Source: Berg JM, Karlinsky H, Korossy M, Pakula Z (1988). "Twenty-six years later: a woman with tetra-X chromosomes". Journal of Mental Deficiency Research. 32 (1): 67–74. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2788.1988.tb01389.x. PMID 3361607.
  • Reviewed: Did you know nominations/Paul Jackson (bassist)
  • Comment: Couple of points:
    • "Happily" is not explicitly called in-article (wrong formality register for an article, imo) but fairly clear from the source; it's a bit of a long hook and I can't think of another way to get across the whole 'life improvement' concept without going way over the character limit (advice is welcome)
    • 'Chromosomes pictured' is, I think, an awkward wording, but the formal term ('karyotype') is definitely going to be unclear to most readers -- again, advice welcome on what to do here

Improved to Good Article status by Vaticidalprophet (talk). Self-nominated at 12:29, 8 April 2021 (UTC).

Hoffman's Course of Legal Study

  • ... that Hoffman's Course of Legal Study is designed to take between five and seven years, but John Neal says he did it in sixteen months? Source: Page 167 of this book says "David Hoffman ... brought out his 'Course of Legal Study,' which, according to his calculation, ... would require either five or seven years .... Within the next following fifteen or sixteen months, I had gone through with the whole course."
  • Alt1... that after Watergate, the legal profession turned to the 19th century ethics of David Hoffman because the President's "lawyers [had] blindly followed the demands of their client"? Source: page 574 of this

5x expanded by Dugan Murphy (talk). Self-nominated at 21:40, 7 April 2021 (UTC).

  • comment only ... someone said they had done it. Surely the article should say that. The article implies its a fact whereas its merely an unproven boast IMO. Victuallers (talk) 22:43, 7 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Good point! I just edited the hook with this in mind and now will edit the article in the same fashion. Dugan Murphy (talk) 16:14, 8 April 2021 (UTC)
I have done so much work that I realise that I have turned into a co-author. I have offered a new hook and suggest we need a new reviewer please. Very interesting subject. Victuallers ( talk) 09:55, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
@Victuallers: Thanks for all your work on the article. I think your new hook (ALT1), reflecting part of your recent addition to the article, is a more compelling hook than my original one. I did modify it slightly to answer who "they" are and to correct the century. We await a review! Dugan Murphy ( talk) 02:48, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

Rafael Marchan

  • ... that Philadelphia Phillies catcher Rafael Marchan had never hit a home run through 850 minor league plate appearances before hitting one in just his second major league game? Source: Quoted in article, or here
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

5x expanded by Go Phightins! (talk). Self-nominated at 17:21, 7 April 2021 (UTC).

SS Ira H. Owen

5x expanded by GreatLakesShips (talk). Self-nominated at 00:39, 10 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 8Edit

Róża Maria Goździewska

Created by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 05:27, 14 April 2021 (UTC).

1928 Austin city plan

  • ... that the 1928 Austin city plan recommended segregating the city's African American residents in East Austin? Source: "The "Schools" chapter concludes: "It is our recommendation that the nearest approach to the solution of the race segregation problem will be the recommendation of this district (just east of East Avenue and south of the city cemetery) as a negro district" (https://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2010-02-05/953471/)
  • Reviewed: Fen

Created by Bryanrutherford0 (talk). Self-nominated at 17:05, 13 April 2021 (UTC).

Safe listening

  • ... that there are tools and resources to help develop safe listening habits to prevent any risks to hearing pictured?
  • ALT1:... that there are ways to create safe listening habits (pictured) to cut down the risk of hearing loss and tinnitus?
  • ALT2:... that safe listening prevents risks to hearing from voluntary sound exposure (example pictured) rather than unwanted noise?
  • Comment: I asked a few subject matter experts to review it, which they did outside Wikipedia, unfortunately.

Created by TMorata (talk) and John P. Sadowski (NIOSH) (talk). Nominated by TMorata (talk) at 21:39, 8 April 2021 (UTC).

Kiss Me More

  • ... that in the music video for "Kiss Me More", Doja Cat and SZA portray aliens on "Planet Her" who seduce a visiting astronaut and trap him in a glass tube? Source: Nylon "Landi is an astronaut who crash lands on Planet Her, tasked to study the new world, but not interact with its inhabitants. Doja and SZA, who catch sight of the traveller, eventually seduce him into their lair" MTV "As he voyages through sand and sea, alien versions of Doja and Sza provide soulful ambiance to his journey [...] After meeting Doja and Sza, the astronaut wakes up in a glass tube only to discover that he's become the girls’ latest treasure among a collection of other men who have tried to scope out their home before him.")

Created by HeyitsBen (talk). Self-nominated at 08:01, 11 April 2021 (UTC).

@Corachow: I don't know if this counts, but the fictional Planet Her setting links to the "real world" album ( Planet Her) to which this single belongs to. HeyitsBen talk 15:58, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
I don't think it counts, since most people would not be able to link a fictional planet to a real album by simply reading the hook. Corachow ( talk) 16:09, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

Anna Wilson (basketball)

  • Reviewed: not needed (less than 5 DYKs)

Created by Therapyisgood (talk). Self-nominated at 00:07, 10 April 2021 (UTC).

Cedric Naylor

  • ... that on Christmas Eve 1917 Lieutenant Cedric Naylor and some of his crew remained aboard their sinking ship so they could fire upon the submarine that torpedoed it? "On the 24 Decembe, 1917, PENSHURST was approaching the southern end of the Irish Sea, aiming to intercept a U-Boat operating off the Smalls. ten minutes after midday, she sighted a U-Boat 2 points off the port bow ... 1.31pm saw a German torpedo attack from 300 yards away ... the usual act of abandoning a merchant ship occurred, with the panic party getting into the last lifeboat and lift rafts ... Having settled by the stern, the stern gun could not be depressed enough to open fire on the submarine. Nonetheless, the gun crew took advantage of the pitching and rolling of the ship to fire six rounds on the enemy. The second round hit the submarine foreward on the starboard side of the deck, the forth hitting abaft of the conning tower ... PENSHURST sank at 8:05 pm. The crew were taken off" from: "U-boat encounter on Christmas Eve results in sinking of Q-ship Penshurst". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. Retrieved 2 March 2021.

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 19:17, 8 April 2021 (UTC).

Albert F. Yeager

Created by Silver seren (talk) and Thriley (talk). Nominated by Silver seren (talk) at 18:19, 8 April 2021 (UTC).


Created by Eddie891 (talk). Self-nominated at 14:45, 8 April 2021 (UTC).

Australian Flying Arts School

  • ... that the founder of the Australian Flying Arts School took flying lessons so that he could travel throughout the Queensland Outback providing art lessons to its inhabitants? Source not online
    • ALT1:... that the founder of the Australian Flying Arts School flew over 400,000 km (250,000 mi) on more than 1250 trips to teach art in remote areas of Queensland and the Torres Strait Islands? Source: "In 1971, a Queensland artist with a plane and a vision of bringing art to the bush and beyond founded The Flying Arts School. ... During his time at the helm of Flying Arts from 1971 to 1983, Moriarty made more than 1250 trips, flew more than 400,000km, visited more than 25 different locations in remote and regional Queensland numerous times, and delivered 20,000 individual tutorials to local artists. From south-west Queensland to the Torres Strait Islands" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)
    • ALT2:... that the Australian Flying Arts School now uses a wide variety of vehicles to reach areas of Queensland to teach art, including a station wagon specially equipped to repel kangaroos? Source: "The delivery method for Flying Arts’ real time programs has changed considerably ... artists travel two or three times a year to 60 or more communities and schools. They also use bus, train and hire car as well as a company station wagon outfitted with a ‘shu-roo’, a sonar device that chases kangaroos away from headlights."

Created by Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk). Self-nominated at 04:25, 8 April 2021 (UTC).

Lovely Summer Chan

  • ... that Japanese singer Lovely Summer Chan attended the same middle school and high school with the members of the all-female band The Peggies? Source: OK Music (article): 実はラブリーサマーちゃんとthe peggiesは同じ中学・高校に通っていた同級生であり友人。[Actually, Lovely Summer Chan attended the same middle school and high school with The Peggies as a classmate and friend.]
    • ALT1:... that Lovely Summer Chan crowdfunded one of her first albums? Source: Natalie (article): ファンドの目標金額は60万円が設定されており、支援者はファンドへの出資額によってグッズのプレゼントなどさまざまな特典を得ることができる。[The funding goal is set at 600,000 yen, and backers can get various benefits such as merchandise depending on the amount invested.]

Created by Lullabying (talk). Self-nominated at 05:40, 8 April 2021 (UTC).

C. Richard Robins

  • ... that ichthyologist C. Richard Robins and his wife Catherine were honoured jointly in the name of the false moray Robinsia catherinae? Source: "Robinsia, a monotypic genus of false morays, the only species, R. catherineae, was named for Catherine" [58]
    • ALT1:... that ichthyologist C. Richard Robins amassed a collection of 33,000 fish specimens during his tenure at the University of Miami? Source: "When Robins retired from the University of Miami Marine Laboratory, support for the fish collection he had built, containing more than 33,000 lots, fell through." (and [59]

Created by Quetzal1964 (talk). Self-nominated at 18:47, 9 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 9Edit

Charles A. Bevilacqua

  • ... that the first ceremonial South Pole was painted orange and black to honor the Woburn, Massachusetts high school of Seabee Chief Builder Charles A. Bevilacqua (pictured)? Source: "I came up with the idea of painting it orange and black, which were my Woburn, Massachusetts, high school colors."[60] " December 14, 1956: Chief Builder Charles A. Bevilacqua erects a 15-foot tall, orange-and-black striped bamboo pole, topped with a 16-inch mirrored glass ball atop the newly completed garage at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station."[61]
    • ALT1:... that US Navy Seabee Charles A. Bevilacqua (pictured) was Chief Builder of the original South Pole station? Source: "Service History Note: The veteran served as Chief Builder to build the first buildings at McMurdo and South Pole Stations from 1955-1957"[62]

Created by Bevo444 (talk) and Chirota (talk). Nominated by HouseOfChange (talk) at 18:18, 13 April 2021 (UTC).

Ishihara Park, Gandara Park

  • ... that Ishihara Park and Gandara Park in Santa Monica, California are both named after local World War II veterans whose military contributions were overlooked during their lifetimes? Source: "A 2014 Recreation and Parks Commission meeting recommended Gandara Park or Heroes Park and debate quickly focused on either Gandara or Ishihara as both men were neighborhood residents with military backgrounds. Private Joe Gandara grew up in Santa Monica near the proposed new park. He was fatally wounded by enemy fire in World War II at the age of 20. 'Although hailed a war hero, he was passed over for awards and medals at the time of his death due to his Hispanic heritage,' said the staff report. 'In March 2014, Private Joe Gandara was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama in recognition of his heroism and valor. Private Gandara’s niece, Miriam Adams, has formally expressed her support for naming Buffer Park in honor of her uncle.' George Ishihara moved to Santa Monica in 1958 and also lived near the proposed Buffer Park. He fought in the highly decorated Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat Team during WW II while his family was imprisoned in the California internment camps. A bid to honor Ishihara drew support from his decedents and the Japanese Consulate." [63]
  • Reviewed: Nominator has less than 5 DYK credits and is therefore exempt from the QPQ requirement.

Created by DocFreeman24 (talk). Self-nominated at 02:06, 12 April 2021 (UTC).

Vuurbaak van Katwijk aan Zee

  • Reviewed: I'm on it.

Created by Drmies (talk). Self-nominated at 01:20, 12 April 2021 (UTC).

Lady Ganga

  • ... that after Lady Ganga (pictured) learned she had stage four cervical cancer, she traveled to India and set a women's world record by stand up paddling 700 miles (1,100 km) on the Ganges River?

Created by Alhill42 (talk). Self-nominated at 00:12, 10 April 2021 (UTC).

  • Reviewing...New enough, long enough, copyvio around 36% [65], image free (should it be cropped a little?). Will complete soon. Whispyhistory (talk) 16:37, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
  • cropped image as suggested.Alhill42 (talk) 19:30, 13 April 2021 (UTC)

Camillo Vaz

  • ... that players boycotted Camillo Vaz's first training session at women's football team GPSO 92 Issy in protest at the team's management? Source: [66] "Les joueuses du club d'Issy, en D1, ont boycotté lundi le premier entraînement de leur nouveau coach. Elles souhaitent que leurs revendications soient prises en compte par la direction." ("The players of the club Issy, in D1, boycotted Monday the first training of their new coach. They want their demands to be taken into account by management.")

Created by Joseph2302 (talk). Self-nominated at 15:08, 11 April 2021 (UTC).

Death and funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

  • Reviewed:

Created by No Swan So Fine (talk). Nominated by Jeromi Mikhael (talk) at 16:13, 10 April 2021 (UTC).

Note that this article has appeared in an ITN item, but not as a bold link, which does not disqualify it, per criterion 1d. However, it could conceivably end up as a future ITN bold link around 17 April, so it should be checked before final approval/promotion. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 17:15, 10 April 2021 (UTC)


Moved to mainspace by Kevmin (talk). Self-nominated at 04:49, 10 April 2021 (UTC).

Rocking the Boat

  • ... that Rocking the Boat believes that kids are built by boats? Source: "Their motto is, "Kids don’t just build boats, boats build kids" (https://rockingtheboat.org/)
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created by RoySmith (talk). Self-nominated at 01:19, 10 April 2021 (UTC).

Currency Building