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"...the search for near-Earth asteroids large enough to cause a global catastrophe (example pictured) is almost complete, and efforts now focus on smaller asteroids?" While I found the article fascinating and informative, I did not see anywhere in the article that the claim being made is discussed. (talk) 19:29, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

I came here to post the exact same thing as above. Where do these quotes come from if not directly from the article linked? Ideally, the link should not just go to the top of the article, but more directly to where more information can be found.Kypwri (talk) 19:49, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

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(Noting here because the queue is already protected so only admins can edit).
  • " that Goldman Sachs bankers Richard Menschel and Robert Menschel" shouldn't or ought this say "bankers and brothers Richard and Robert Menschel"? A bit more interesting and some nice alliteration going on... The Rambling Man (talk) 15:52, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
    Plus it seems to me that it should be the other way around, this "E. W. Priestap" is the son-in-law/nephew-in-law, so where I come from we'd normally do the "is related" thing the other way, i.e. "Priestap is related to Menschel and Menschel", not the other way. The Rambling Man (talk) 15:54, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
  • " the 893 Battle of Buttington" very odd, especially to not have the 893 inside the wikilink. Suggest it's either incorporated into the wikilink, or it's rephrased with (893) or something after the link. Indeed, is it even required (the article doesn't actually state when it was planted....)? The Rambling Man (talk) 15:58, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
I don't see the advantage of any of these changes, especially the last one, which would imply there's been more than one battle of Buttington. Gatoclass (talk) 16:52, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
Actually I think you have a point about the date of planting of the oak not being extant in the article, it might be better to say something like: "that the 1,000-year-old Buttington Oak, said to have been planted to commemorate the 893 Battle of Buttington, fell last month?" Gatoclass (talk) 17:11, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

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According to the Selena list, she released 8 promotional singles and 3 guest appearances (per the infobox and the table). Something's not quite right here. The Rambling Man (talk) 09:17, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

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Number of Edits[edit]

I just noticed that the Edit Count just hit 827 Million. I think it will hit 1 Billion by the end of 2018... -- —Preceding undated comment added 16:40, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Place yer bets: Wikipedia:Billionth edit pool. ʍw 16:29, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
There is Wikipedia:Statistics - and it would be amusing if the 1 Billionth edit was on the 6th Million English language article. Jackiespeel (talk) 16:35, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

Remove disambig pages from article count[edit]

{{NUMBEROFARTICLES2}} lo prenu .katmakrofan. (talk) 03:54, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

Why? Seems simpler to include them. SnowFire (talk) 13:56, 23 March 2018 (UTC)