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RMS Carpathia

Is the word "itself" necessary here? If so, the word should be "herself" as the article speaks of the ship in the feminine. Mjroots (talk) 05:11, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Not absolutely necessary, but given that the sinking is juxtaposed with the fact that it was used to rescue victims of another sinking, perhaps it's alright. And as for "herself", I really don't like that usage at all. Virtually all major style guides have deprecated that in modern times even if we haven't, and I think for the main page we're better off leaving as is.  — Amakuru (talk) 08:26, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

OTD tomorrow[edit]

  • "killing an estimated 1,500 people" well the article leads with "killing between at least 2,183 and 2,700".... Also not seeing the "ten villages" claim. Worth re-visiting this one completely. The Rambling Man (talk) 20:59, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
Tweaked. Stephen 23:14, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

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General discussion[edit]

Color of "Featured List" section[edit]

I hate seeing the Wikipedia Main Page every Monday, with the pink glare of the "Featured List" section. I understand this section was not part of the original design and has been added at a later time. The selection of pink brings the total number of primary colors used in the page to a whopping four and makes it appear like a children's website. Why not just put it inside the purple "Featured Picture" section, which is in line with the design of the page of having two sections per color? Indeed, lists and pictures do have something in common: both are complements to the main unit of the encyclopedia – the article. Jrmde3 (talk) 16:59, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

For most of us, there are only three primary colors. Daniel Case (talk) 02:56, 17 July 2018 (UTC)