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This page is for nominations to appear in the "Did you know" section on the Main Page. For the discussion page see WT:DYK. Nominations that have been approved are moved to a staging area, from which the articles are promoted into the Queue.

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Count of DYK Hooks
Section # of Hooks # Verified
October 4 1
October 6 1
October 8 1 1
October 9 1
October 22 1
October 28 2 1
November 1 1 1
November 2 2
November 3 1
November 4 1 1
November 5 2
November 6 1 1
November 7 2
November 8 3 2
November 9 1
November 10 1 1
November 11 5 4
November 13 4 3
November 14 5 4
November 15 8 4
November 16 5 3
November 17 4 3
November 18 12 8
November 19 3 3
November 20 11 5
November 21 8 8
November 22 6 5
November 23 9 7
November 24 8 4
November 25 9 6
November 26 8 5
November 27 11 8
November 28 15 8
November 29 6 3
November 30 20 12
December 1 5 3
December 2 10 7
December 3 10 6
December 4 7 4
December 5 10 8
December 6 8 5
December 7 4 1
December 8 8 3
December 9 5 3
December 10 6 2
December 11 6
December 12 2
Total 260 153
Last updated 23:13, 12 December 2017 UTC
Current time is 00:01, 13 December 2017 UTC [refresh]

Instructions for nominators[edit]

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 (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 article[edit]

Read these instructions completely before proceeding.
For simplified instructions, see User:Rjanag/Quick DYK 2.
I.
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.


II.
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.
III.

In the current nominations section find the subsection for the date on which the article was created or on which expansion began, 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.
  • Consider adding {{Did you know nominations/YOUR ARTICLE TITLE}} to the article's talk page (without a section heading‍—‌the template adds a section heading automatically).

How to review a nomination[edit]

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 questions[edit]

Backlogged?[edit]

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 discussions[edit]

Instructions for other editors[edit]

How to promote an accepted hook[edit]

  • 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 hook[edit]

  • 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 queue[edit]

  • 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.
  • Add a link to the nomination subpage at Wikipedia:Did you know/Removed to help in tracking removals.

How to move a nomination subpage to a new name[edit]

  • 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.

Nominations[edit]

Older nominations[edit]

Articles created/expanded on October 6[edit]

Our Father, Thou in Heaven Above

Martin Luther
Martin Luther
  • ... that "Our Father, Thou in Heaven Above", originally in German as "Vater unser im Himmelreich", by Martin Luther (pictured) and translated in 1863 was one of the more aggressive hymns that challenged Catholic teaching during the Reformation? Source: The Sound of Light: A History of Gospel and Christian Music. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 28. ISBN 063402938X.

Created/expanded by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 09:59, 6 October 2017 (UTC).

Comment: I don't understand how Luther wrote anything in English. Please clarify. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:10, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
Do you mean Vater unser im Himmelreich? I'd suggest you expand that article with what concerns Luther, and reserve the one in English for Winkworth's translation and others, and their position. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:13, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
It has been clarified now. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 17:15, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
You mean by saying that it was in German originally? Not enough. No original title, no link to the existing article, and no reason to say similar things in both articles. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:37, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
ps: the hook also doesn't work, because the the hymn was not even translated at the time of the Reformation. No English hymn was more or less aggressive then. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:41, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
IT is in the original that it is referencing which has now been mentioned in the hook as you requested. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 17:45, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
Sorry, I was not clear enough. The English (translated) hymn didn't exist until 1863. It was nothing at the time of the Reformation, 500 years ago. You cannot speak about it in historic context before that, - it's misleading. Expect a merge request. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:33, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
You can if its in relation to the original text which was translated. I have further clarified it for a future reviewer. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 20:40, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
Some may think they can, - I can't. I can't write Wagner composed The Flying Dutchman. If you look at our featured article about the composer, it's free from such a nonsense claim. You can imitate that quality. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:48, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
ALT1: ... that Catherine Winkworth wrote the hymn "Our Father, Thou in Heaven Above", translating "Vater unser im Himmelreich" by Martin Luther (pictured)? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:57, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Striking the original hook, which at 229 characters excluding "(pictured)" is far too long for DYK. BlueMoonset (talk) 23:43, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Symbol redirect vote 4.svg I am trying to get some form of Reformation reference in as that is why I requested for the 500th anniversary. I have reworded the original here and hope this is sufficient. ALT2... that "Our Father, Thou in Heaven Above" was translated from a German language hymn by Martin Luther (pictured), which was one of his hymns that challenged Catholic teaching in the Reformation? The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 20:45, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
I don't know why you want to focus on "aggressive" that day. My idea is the opposite. - I still think the article should be part of the one about Luther's hymn, or be about the translation. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:46, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
I wasn't trying to focus on aggressive, I wanted to focus more on the Reformation hence why I wanted the hook to include it. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 15:02, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg On hold until the merge proposal has concluded. BlueMoonset (talk) 06:19, 27 October 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on October 9[edit]

Nagtahan Interchange

The Nagtahan Interchange in 2014
The Nagtahan Interchange in 2014
  • ... that the Rotonda de Sampaloc, now the Nagtahan Interchange, originally demarcated the boundary between Manila's suburbs and its urban core? Source: "Straddling the boundary between Sampaloc, San Miguel and Santa Mesa, the interchange was originally known as the Rotonda de Sampaloc, a roundabout which at the turn of the 20th century marked the boundary between Manila's urban core and its suburbs." (1)
  • Reviewed: Doing...

Created by Sky Harbor (talk). Self-nominated at 15:50, 17 October 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg - review done. You get a pass on the newness. Please settle the other issues though. starship.paint ~ KO 04:24, 25 October 2017 (UTC)
Content check:
  • I don't see in the source #1 anything pertaining to Straddling the boundary between Sampaloc, San Miguel and Santa Mesa
  • rephrase the interchange was originally known as the Rotonda de Sampaloc to the interchange was originally the Rotonda de Sampaloc and you need to cite this with the "Disappearing history" The Freeman source.
  • expandin Quezon City to in Diliman, Quezon City per source #1.
  • In February 1990, the administration of President Corazon Aquino signed an agreement with Japan - don't see it in source #4.
  • doubling in the number of cars on Metro Manila roads in that same time frame -> suggest rephrase to doubling in the number of registered Metro Manila cars in that same time frame per the source #4
  • the stone foundations of the Nagtahan Interchange - need a source that the Nagtahan Bridge (per source #5) = Nagtahan Interchange.
  • Need a source for the whole lead/lede. The only source relevant is source #4 stating Nagtahan/R.M.Magsaysay road intersection three-level interchange facility but nothing more than that. starship.paint ~ KO 04:04, 25 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Note: the article was created on 9 October but nominated on 17 October. That's more than 7 days, but I would be loathe to disqualify this based on that, given that several September articles are still being reviewed. BlueMoonset - could you comment or direct me to someone in charge of WP:DYK, I can't seem to find the list. starship.paint ~ KO 04:13, 25 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Starship.paint, I generally wouldn't be too worried about a nomination that was less than 16 hours late, especially as it's been over a year since Sky Harbor nominated an article for DYK. Since the rules do allow a bit of leeway in this regard, I'd certainly be inclined to accept the nomination in terms of "newness". BlueMoonset (talk) 04:55, 25 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Okay. I must have been half asleep when I thought it was a 12 day gap. Oops. This gets a pass on newness, yay. starship.paint ~ KO 09:52, 25 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Article at >2000 characters is long enough
  • Sources are good.
  • Hook is short enough, passably interesting, but the sourcing is an issue: I can't see the words "stradding..." quoted in the source for the hook above. Does this have to do with zero images loading for that article?
  • Image is okay.
  • QPQ is not done. starship.paint ~ KO 04:22, 25 October 2017 (UTC)
  • I've notified nominator twice; no response so far. If more work gets done (addressing the above) and I don't reply (I'm quite busy), another editor may continue the review. starship.paint ~ KO 11:51, 2 November 2017 (UTC)
Apologies, I've been busy the last couple of weeks. However, I did take the time to review the changes requested and I did make a few changes of my own.
  • If you check a map of Metro Manila, you'll see that the roads forming the interchange are the boundaries between those three districts. I don't see why there needs to be a source for this.
  • Fixed
  • Done
  • This is implied. One, the Aquino administration was the one that certified the package is urgent, and two, the government is the signatory for the loan (the DPWH does not have the authority to sign loan agreements on its own, if that's what you're going to ask).
  • There is a picture that is supposed to be with that article, and the pillars are the pillars for the interchange rather than the bridge, since they're accessible from street level.
I'm working on everything else, so I do appreciate your patience. --Sky Harbor (talk) 02:13, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on October 22[edit]

Caroline Brady (philologist)

Created by Usernameunique (talk). Self-nominated at 18:12, 24 October 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, and thoroughly footnoted. But although this isn't an explicit DYK criterion, the article is problematic, in that it presents lots of little boring details about the subject's life (like the street addresses where she lived and who owned those pieces of property or the subsequent history of a ship she took a trip on as a child) but nowhere does it clearly state what she is notable for in a way that would clearly indicate a pass of our academic notability standards. It states what her scholarship was on, but not why it is significant (if it is). It lists what look like all her publications, rather than making any attempt to select the significant ones. It says she published "more than a dozen book" but lists no books. Much of the sourcing is non-secondary and of dubious reliability and fails to cover the subject in the depth that would be required to establish general notability (e.g. seven separate sources from FamilySearch; local newspaper listings of community college courses; entries in association membership directories). The subject appears never to have progressed past assistant professor in academic rank, a red flag for a failed academic career. I worry that, if an article in this state is linked on the main page, it would very quickly get sent to AfD. The parts of the article that look like they might be usable to establish notability are the Talbot Fellowship and (if she published any) book publications that might have associated book reviews. I think the article could use significant trimming of the uninteresting parts so that readers could focus more clearly on the interesting parts.
As for the rest of the criteria: QPQ done. Earwig found a copied direct quote but no problematic copying. The main hook needs disambiguation on the Pennsylvania link. I prefer hooks ALT1 or ALT2, but they're inadequately sourced for DYK: ALT1 is given only the subject's own publications as sources, ALT2 has no sources at all. —David Eppstein (talk) 02:58, 26 October 2017 (UTC)
  • David Eppstein, thanks for your review. I've added some more information on her publications that should help make her notability more clear. Please let me know if you would like more, although I'm not sure what exactly that would be; a Google Scholar citation count would perhaps be on point, but if you think that the torpedoing of a boat is a "boring detail", then saying that "this article has been cited 36 times" is perhaps hopeless.
Your other main criticism seems to be that the article is filled with minutiae. To the extent that it is necessary to defend this (cf. "this isn't an explicit DYK criterion"), it's worth remembering that little is known about Brady's life. She produced relevant and notable scholarship in the 1940s and 1950s, yet no mention of her appears between 1955 and 1979, when she published the first of two widely-cited articles after a decades-long hiatus. In the absence of a more comprehensive source of information on her such as an obituary, the amalgamation of many small details—whether or not one might term some "boring"—is a way to sketch a picture of Brady's life. Knowing that she lived at 132 S. Laurel Avenue in Los Angeles, for example, is relevant when one considers that it was her parents' address: it implies that between her stints at a community college and at Harvard, she moved back in with her parents. Meanwhile, knowing that she once lived in Cambridge reinforces the scant information on her time at Harvard. It's not ideal, and it would be particularly nice to figure out what she was up to from 1955 to 1979, but at the end of the day the sources that we have are the sources that we have.
Re: sources, I've added one (Frank 1987) to back up ALT1. ALT2 is harder to source as it is backed up by 'negative information,' i.e., the complete absence of anything showing that she published between 1955 and 1979. If in your opinion that's not enough to back up ALT2, then let's just go with another. --Usernameunique (talk) 22:11, 10 November 2017 (UTC)
The torpedoing of the boat is a particularly egregious example, but the same thing is true throughout the article. It's not so much that the torpedoing of a boat is a boring event – it isn't – but that the event has absolutely nothing to do with the subject. She rode on the boat once; as it involved an intercontinental move for Brady's family, that is significant enough to mention. But why would someone who comes to this article to find out about Brady's life be interested to find instead a description of what happened to a boat five years after Brady rode on it? That's not part of her life. A large fraction of the article appears to be filler of this type rather than actual informative content about Brady. —David Eppstein (talk) 22:17, 10 November 2017 (UTC)
David Eppstein, I've moved the torpedoing information to the notes section. Returning again to the DYK criteria, is there anything still holding back this nomination? Thanks, --Usernameunique (talk) 22:21, 10 November 2017 (UTC)
It still has all the appearance of an article about someone who is not notable. The lead makes no assertion of significance, and the sources that could be used to make a case for WP:GNG (the nontrivial reviews of her work) are buried under a mountain of redundant trivial sources that do not count towards notability (e.g. 21 different copies of the membership list of an association in which membership is not a significant honor). She may well actually be notable, but the article works very hard to make her appear not. —David Eppstein (talk) 01:24, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
I'm having significant problems with this article in terms of NOTE as well. According to the article, as it stands, this person did not win any notable awards for her work, was not elected to the chair of any notable organizations, and doesn't seem to be particularly widely quoted. There are some interesting quotes about her work, but I'm not clear if they are notable either. There are lots of academics who led interesting lives, what makes this one notable in Wiki terms? Maury Markowitz (talk) 18:53, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
Maury Markowitz, thanks for weighing in. I believe that Brady's notability is evidenced both by her Marion Talbot fellowship, and by the impact of her publications, a number of which—particularly her 1943 book, and her last two articles on Beowulf—are widely cited within her field. Minor figure that she was, having an article about her allows anyone wondering who she was to easily find out; that her page has been viewed 13 times per day on average suggests that I was not the only one with that question. At the same time, I don't think that a DYK nomination is the appropriate place to contest the notability of an article's subject. If you or David Eppstein believe that this is an AFD candidate, then being proactive by bringing it there would be more useful than simply weighing in here.
Also, to David Eppstein's earlier point about the membership lists that include Brady: these do not count towards Brady's notability, but they are not intended to, nor have they even been suggested to do that. They serve two purposes. First, they provide a 21 year chronology of Brady's academic appointments. Second, they demonstrate that Caroline Agnes Brady is the same person commonly (and probably incorrectly) referred to as "Caroline Agnes von Egmont Brady" (see, e.g., WorldCat). This was quite confusing when I was researching Brady—I thought at first that they were two separate people—but hopefully by providing hard evidence that the two names refer to one person, it will help others avoid similar confusion. --Usernameunique (talk) 22:55, 5 December 2017 (UTC)


Articles created/expanded on October 28[edit]

John Richardson (bishop of Car Nicobar)

John Richardson in 1952
John Richardson in 1952
  • Reviewed: pending

Created by Soman (talk). Self-nominated at 08:58, 29 October 2017 (UTC).

Will review, but am too tired now. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:15, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg It is eligible according to the criteria though I think some additional work can be done here:
    • Suggest a different wording for his family's origin. Car Nicobar is not a very known area in the world, so at first, I wasn't sure if that is an island, a settlement, a region, an ethnic group etc. It forced me to stop reading the article and go to the article about Car Nicobar.
    • In 1906 he was sent to Burma... Do you know who sent him?
    • Maybe expand the lead section a bit, with elements from the His legacy and second World War sections.
Otherwise you are good to go.--Bolter21 (talk to me) 09:15, 2 November 2017 (UTC)
  • The hook should specify that the Parliament is India's, not another country's. One presumes that English or Canadian bishops were members of their national parliaments way before Mr Richardson had a similar record in India. Dahn (talk) 16:44, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg Above issues have not been addressed nor the article edited since the day the nomination was submitted, and the QPQ review is over five weeks past due despite last week's talk-page ping. This all needs to be addressed very soon if the nomination is to proceed. BlueMoonset (talk) 05:11, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Issues still unaddressed; marking for closure. Should the nominator return and begin work on the issues before this is closed, the review process can resume. BlueMoonset (talk) 23:50, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 5[edit]

Plasma Instrument for Magnetic Sounding, Interior Characterization of Europa using Magnetometry

Created by BatteryIncluded (talk). Nominated by The Bushranger (talk) at 23:24, 12 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Articles are long enough and have been created recently enough (it may have been slightly over 7 days, but I'll let that pass). QPQ checks out. Hook meets the criteria, but could use a little more information (what are PIMS and ICEMAG)?
  • Symbol possible vote.svg Both articles have possible violations of copyright, with a lot of content copied and pasted from the sources (see this analysis and this analysis. Some of the material is copied from government sites, so that may be legal (although still not good practice), but the conference abstracts are copyrighted. This must be fixed! RockMagnetist (DCO visiting scholar) (talk) 02:33, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
@BatteryIncluded: - The Bushranger One ping only 02:44, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
@BatteryIncluded:, can you see if this is a fixable issue? I'm afraid this sort of topic is a bit outside my area of expertise. - The Bushranger One ping only 21:16, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
Given the above and the lack of response from the articles' creator, I think it might be best if this nom was withdrawn. - The Bushranger One ping only 06:55, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

Nicholas Exton

  • ... that in 1388 Nicholas Brembre was tried for treason and hanged, and his fate was sealed by his successor as London Mayor, Nicholas Exton, one of those who "knew him best"? Oliver, C., Parliament and Political Pamphleteering in Fourteenth-century England (Woodbridge, 2010), 104.

Improved to Good Article status by Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi (talk). Self-nominated at 15:48, 9 November 2017 (UTC).


Policy compliance:

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg Article is easily long enough and was newly promoted to GA when nominated. It's in excellent shape generally and well-sourced (not a surprise, since it's just come through the GA process). A few requests for clarification: in the section "Merchant and alderman," one sentence asserts that "... he was also a Surveyor of Murage Mayor of the Westminster staple." I'm unable to parse that line, and it sounds like there's an "and" missing between Murage and Mayor, but I'm not clear enough on what any of those terms means to be sure; perhaps the nominator can clear up that sentence? Another sentence in the same section tells that Exton was "... imprisoned for a year ... and forced to leave the city, albeit temporarily. Only a month later, though, in September 1382, he was arguing the same points in parliament." If he was imprisoned for a year, then how was he in parliament a month later? AGF on the offline hook source, if these two spots can be cleared up, the article will be good to go. The review is now on hold until the article reaches a stable version. The article now appears to be stable and well-sourced, and unclear points have been improved. There are currently three "Citation needed" templates in the article (one of which I added for an unattributed quotation); all three claims need to be given citations or else removed, and then the article will be ready to go. Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 16:48, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

@Bryanrutherford0: I wish you had pinged me. This might have got resolved sooner than it has. Those points have now been clarified, with wikilinks and further info. — fortunavelut lunaRarely receiving (many) pings. Bizarre. 13:27, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
My mistake! It didn't occur to me that you might have nominated the article but not bothered to watchlist the review. Since the article is now tagged with a "major edit" template, I'll review it afresh whenever the rewrite is completed.-Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 14:29, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
After the FAC, you mean? Surely, by then, it will no longer be eligible, surely? @Bryanrutherford0: btw — fortunavelut lunaRarely receiving (many) pings. Bizarre. 15:00, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
I'm not sure what you mean; I don't know anything about any Featured Article nomination. The article we're presently discussing for Did You Know, Nicholas Exton, currently has the "In use" template at the top, and the language is broken and incomplete (e.g., the "London" section ends with "This made the"), presumably because you are in the midst of rewriting and expanding it. You have now substantially changed the article since I reviewed it the first time, making my previous review pointless. I cannot review the article until it reaches a stable version; please indicate here (or by pinging me, if you prefer) when you are done making large changes to the article, and I will be happy to review it again at that point.-Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 15:19, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
Bryanrutherford0 & Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi, looks like this article is now stable enough to be fully reviewed? --Usernameunique (talk) 07:33, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
Ah! Thank you for the heads-up, I'll review it again in the next couple of hours.-Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 14:04, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
@Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi:: I have re-reviewed the article; if you can cite the three points carrying "Citation needed" templates, then it will be ready for approval.-Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 16:48, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 7[edit]

BV Centauri

Created/expanded by Jolielegal (talk) and Lithopsian (talk). Nominated by The Bushranger (talk) at 22:59, 12 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Long enough. New enough. Citations throughout. But citations could be more precise by giving more specific pages, rather than broad ranges. Fairly technical article, at least to this lay person. Hook is interesting enough. But I couldn't find the source for the 1600 light year figure in citation 4. I found it in citation 6, on page 309 as 500 parsecs ± 100 parsecs, which I believe translates to 1630 ± 326 light years. So two things: the citations need to get more specific pages, and the hook needs to be more accurate. Hybernator (talk) 02:21, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
Yes, citation 6 at the moment, although citation 2 mentions the same figure. I've added a convert template to format the distance, but it ends up looking much the same: the convert template and similar conversions include automatic rounding to the last significant figure, so 1,630 (or 1,626) becomes 1,600. The distance is very uncertain (± 326 ly from that source, 400 light years nearer from a Gaia parallax), so it might be best to be more vague in the hook; "over 1,000 light years?" I don't know if that makes it more or less verifiable. Could mention table 4 in the citation. Lithopsian (talk) 14:25, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
A good idea, I've amended the hook accordingly. - The Bushranger One ping only 20:09, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
The new hook is fine. Thank you. References are still overly broad: i.e. citations 2, 3, 4, 6, 10. It's difficult to figure out which page(s) I should check up on. (They're not exactly easy reading either.) Hybernator (talk) 23:33, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 8[edit]

Riverton Lock

Riverton Lock under construction November 8, 1895
Riverton Lock under construction November 8, 1895

Created by 860036ed (talk). Nominated by RHaworth (talk) at 13:49, 8 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Article is long enough and new enough. A few sections do merit inline citations, including the parts which form the hook. Additionally, it seems unclear to me which part of the paragraph sourced to [1] is actually dependent on that page. The hook itself is interesting but a bit too long. No QPQ needed. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 21:10, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Tarted up a bit. By all means omit the second sentence. One of the things that puts newbies off Wikipedia is the use of undefined wikijargon. What is a QPQ? — RHaworth (talk · contribs) 22:00, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Quid pro quo. In short, back when pterodactyls swooped across our pages anyone could post a DYK nomination and be done with it. This led to piles of noms and nobody reviewing them, resulting in a bloated nominations page but no hooks to actually run. So it was established that anyone who had nominated more than five of their own articles for DYK had to review one for every article of theirs that they submitted, which has both cut the page size (amazing, I know, but true) and meant that the people picking hooks for the Main Page actually have hooks they can choose from. - The Bushranger One ping only 23:09, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Great. Now [2] has stopped working completely. Thankfully [3] still works. Anyhow, there is still some material that has no source and [4] only discusses Goethals's own deeds, whereas The first major landing on the Tennessee River after leaving Paducah, Kentucky was Riverton in Colbert County, Alabama. Riverton was located on the East side of the junction of the Tennessee River and Bear Creek across Bear Creek from Eastport. Colbert and Bee Tree Shoals were immediately up river from Riverton and prevented major river traffic between Riverton and Florence, Alabama for 6 months of the dry season. In the late 1890's Muscle Shoals Canal was nearing completion which traversed the other major shoals above Florence, Alabama and Chattanooga, Tennessee. is unsourced. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 10:18, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Struck the hook since, at 241 characters, it was far beyond the maximum 200. Any new hook must end with a question mark per DYK rules. Since it seems the first sentence would be okay without the second, adding it below as ALT1:
  • ALT1: ... that at its completion Riverton Lock was the highest lift lock in the world with a lift of 26 feet (7.9 m)?
A combined hook could probably still be made with Goethals going from Riverton to the Panama Canal, if desired, without exceeding 200 characters. BlueMoonset (talk) 19:42, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

Symbol question.svg This article appears to have been written in May. The page was then blanked and recreated. Am I missing something here? It looks like it's old? Maury Markowitz (talk) 18:57, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

Maury Markowitz, as you can see from this edit, the article was still in userspace as of November 7, so it didn't count as new until it ultimately moved to article space on November 8, the day it was nominated. It definitely meets the newness criteria. (The article was drafted in userspace last May, blanked by the author but had the blank reversed by the AfC reviewer while rejecting the request, and six months later proposed for speedy deletion because no further work was done on it. Instead of deleting it, RHaworth moved it to draft space, worked on it a bit, and then moved it to article space, at which point it officially became "new" for DYK purposes.) RHaworth, as nominator, we still need to know whether you will be supplying the missing sourcing, and whether you wish to propose another hook that is under 200 characters or go with my suggestion of ALT1. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 21:41, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Oh dear, I have ventured into a different world! I spend most of my time on speedy deletions and I can tell you that if we had so many arcane rules and applied them as rigorously as you do at DYK, then half the deletions would never get done. Also, I call the act of simply striking the whole of my hook, newbie biting - in the context of DYK, I am a newbie. Wikipedia is a collaborative project - why could not BlueMoonset have split the hook for me and provided the necessary question marks?
I have spent long enough doing Google searches for references. If the ones I have provided are deemed insufficient, then the nomination must fail unless, perish the thought, another DYK volunteer wants to actually edit the article. — RHaworth (talk · contribs) 00:20, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Rewrote the article a little, but someone else ought to check the references now. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 10:55, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 9[edit]

Dual systems model

  • ... that the dual systems model posits increased risk-taking during adolescence is a result of a combination of heightened reward sensitivity and immature impulse control?

Created by Stash85 (talk). Self-nominated at 20:30, 27 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New, late but see Rule D9 (also first DYK nomination), long enough, sourced, inline hook citation checks out, neutral, no apparent copyvios, DYK not needed. Stash85, a but of a nitpick, but the standalone sentence beginning with "The term socioemotional brain network or system..." should be cited. Also, it intuitively feels like an article theorizing why young people do stupid things could have a much more captivating hook. --Usernameunique (talk)


Articles created/expanded on November 10[edit]

Articles created/expanded on November 11[edit]

Andrew David Urshan

Andrew David Urshan, photographed in 1911.
Andrew David Urshan, photographed in 1911.

Created by LouisAragon (talk). Self-nominated at 16:38, 11 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Article created new by Louis Aragon on November 11. The main source, Encyclopedia Iranica, is here (and might as well be linked from the article). Really the Wikipedia article should follow the Iranica article a little less closely, direct quotations notwithstanding. "Sporting an anglicized name" and "took him throughout the Midwest" for example are paraphrased a little too closely for comfort. The best way to improve this situation would be to add information from other sources if they can be found. (Here's a direct link to the page from other source, by the way.)
The author has already completed a quid-pro-quo review.
I have also a small question regarding the image, which the author-nominator uploaded to commons a few days ago. I don't doubt that the image is public domain. But the source is given as the Encyclopedia Iranica article—yet I don't see the image there. Can it be found in the print edition? Simply clarify where it came from, if you would.
The hooks are good, but maybe you would consider some alternatives? Such as
Well done and thank you for creating an interesting article. groupuscule (talk) 04:23, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
Hi Groupuscule, thanks for having taken the courtesy to review this one. I just fixed the second sentence you mentioned, by adding quotation marks.
Both images are viewable on the site by clicking on the "images / tables" button, located on the right. Clicking on the pics, which enlargens them, sadly doesn't create a new url link that directly leads to the pic. Nevertheless, both pics are "part" of the article, of the same page.
Sure, lets go with ALT2! I think its a bit more appealing than the ones I proposed. - LouisAragon (talk) 17:49, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
Hello LouisAragon, the quotation marks are an improvement but I really think the whole article should not follow the Encyclopedia Iranica so closely? Can you find some other sources? (To discover, for example, more details about Urshan's tour of the Midwest.) If you are having trouble I will try to help out. Best, groupuscule (talk) 18:44, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
@Groupuscule:, sorry, been a long time I know. Completely forgot about it. Thanks for your response. Yes, there are sources in Russian and Persian, but I really don't feel the urge to do that anytime soon (i.e. translating material from those languages), just for a small DYK article. I'll do that sometime in the future, when I want to raise the article to GA. - LouisAragon (talk) 17:16, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 14[edit]

Mosaic (murder mystery)

  • ... that Steven Soderbergh's Mosaic is both a mobile app and a television miniseries ...? Sources: [5] , [6]
    • ALT1:... that Steven Soderbergh asks that people not call the iOS/Android mobile app Mosaic a video game ...? Source: [7] ... "Q:Okay. Second thing, how is Mosaic not a video game? A: I would argue in a very basic way that it’s a completely different thing from a video game."
  • Reviewed: Sibongile Ndashe
  • Comment: The weird dual-media nature of this is the only interesting thing, as best I can tell. ALT1 is a little magaziney, but maybe catchy, despite being basically wrong (it's a video game, despite his protests)? Happy to take suggestions for other hooks, though.

Created by SnowFire (talk). Self-nominated at 09:04, 21 November 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on November 15[edit]

Johannes Kalitzke

Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen
Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen
  • Reviewed: Obras Son Amores
  • Comment: I added the image to illustrate that something shiny is behind the German name ;)

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 20:20, 22 November 2017 (UTC).


Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Red XN - n
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Article is new enough and long enough, neutral and well supported by citations. The flow of topics in the section on the subject's career and operatic compositions is a bit close to the Mozarteum source, but the phrasing has already been changed, and I'm not sure how differently that sequence of events could really be described; I'm letting it pass. The hook doesn't strike me as extremely interesting (no offense! I have trouble writing exciting hooks, so I don't mean to criticize!), and it interests me more in the theater than in the composer. I've added in a more hooky quote from one of the sources and proposed ALT1 based on it; other than the hook, this article is ready for DYK, so if someone else can briefly review my alternate hook, it'll be finished. (My hook doesn't connect to the included image, which should be left out if the next reviewer likes ALT1. Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 19:34, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for the suggestion. I have my concerns because you may overestimate the number of readers who known Poe and Bosch ;) - Also: note that your part of the quotation omits "could be", and that it's all the critics ideas, not something the composer wanted to achieve. Thirdly, the ALT1 has no time attached, other than an implicit "after Poe", while the image tells us it's rather recent. - Anyway, I moved ALT1 down here, or it would look to later readers as if I worded that. - I also removed the striking of the original hook, because a different reviewer might still it. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:58, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg I'm not reviewing this for now since Bryanrutherford0 has already commented, but I would suggest that you propose additional hooks that don't involve Bosch. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 22:58, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
I don't know whom you are addressing. ALT1 is by Bryanrutherford0, for clariry. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:13, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
Ah, I misread. Sorry about that. Consider this a review of his hook instead. How about:
ALT2:... that Johannes Kalitzke's fifth opera Pym is based on the novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket?
I kind of disagree with your opinion that Edgar Allan Poe isn't that well-known considering he's one of the biggest names in American literature, but oh well. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 03:19, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
That's a nice hook but gives more attention to the novel than the composer (just by its long name), and it could be any time after the novel was written. It also says nothing about him being a conductor-composer. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:21, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg New reviewer needed, since hooks have been proposed by prior reviewers in addition to the nominator. BlueMoonset (talk) 01:04, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

My Journey into the Heart of Terror: Ten Days in the Islamic State

Created by Saff V. (talk). Self-nominated at 09:02, 18 November 2017 (UTC).

  •  :REVIEW COMPLETED - The following review was completed by Esemono
Green tickY QPQ for Template:Did you know nominations/Hassan Ahmed (Ghanaian diplomat)
Green tickY Article created by Saff V. on November 15, 2017 and has 2580 characters (447 words) "readable prose size"
Red XN Article needs to be rewritten with and translated into natural English.
Red XN Hook needs to be rewritten in more natural English
Green tickY ALT0 and ALT1 is sourced to :In October 2014 I was the first western journalist to spend time with Isis and return safely.
Green tickY Every paragraph sourced
Green tickY Earwig @ Toolserver Copyvio Detector found no copyvio
Symbol possible vote.svg Article needs some copy editing -- Esemono (talk) 07:54, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
  • @Esemono: please do not use the DYK icons to indicate approval or disapproval, as it confuses the bot. I've replaced your checkmarks with acceptable marks. Yoninah (talk) 00:20, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

Kwaku Kwarteng

Created by Crosstemplejay (talk). Self-nominated at 15:58, 15 November 2017 (UTC).

An Comhdháil na Múinteoirí le Rincí Gaelacha

  • ... that An Comhdháil na Múinteoirí le Rincí Gaelacha broke away from the Irish Dancing Commission in 1970 after disputes about dance teachers' representation? Source: "Dance teachers had little of no representation as shown by the initial structure of An Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha... most teachers felt a degree of alienation from the Commission" (John Cullinane, Aspects of the History of Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne)

Created by Triptothecottage (talk). Self-nominated at 10:30, 15 November 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on November 16[edit]

Ken Attafuah

  • ... that Canadian-trained criminologist, Ken Attafuah, spent part of his secondary school education sleeping in a cocoa shed dormitory which was old and leaky? Source: [9]
    • ALT1:... that Canadian-trained criminologist, Ken Attafuah, lost his first admission to secondary school because he could not raise the fees? Source: [10]
    • ALT2:... that Ghanaian criminologist, Ken Attafuah served as Commissioner for Human Rights in British Columbia, Canada? Source: [11]
    • ALT3:... that criminologist Ken Attafuah, head of Ghana's identification authority, could not attend Prempeh College because of poverty? Source: [12]

Created by Crosstemplejay (talk). Self-nominated at 12:48, 16 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Thanks for writing a page on this interesting person! New enough and long enough. The "positions held" section needs citations for each position. The information in the lead section should also be in the body of the page--the lead should be a summary of the page. The page looks good otherwise. Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 21:18, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
@Rachel Helps (BYU): Hello, thank you for your review. I have addressed the issues you raised. Please go through the article again. Thank you. God bless.CrossTemple Jay 10:42, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
@Crosstemplejay: The citation you added does not contain all of his positions that you used it as a citation for. Maybe you cited the wrong article? There are several positions listed on his about page but they don't match perfectly with the positions in the section. Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 17:31, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
@Rachel Helps (BYU): Hello, thank you for your review again. Very sorry for citing the wrong article. I have rectified it now. CrossTemple Jay 09:35, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 17[edit]

Paddy Mahon

Created/expanded by Nigej (talk). Self-nominated at 22:17, 19 November 2017 (UTC).

  • I bolded the subject, but don't know to shorten and format the long thing. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:12, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
  • I have trimmed it. Nigej (talk) 08:27, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Article was created within the required time and is well over the requirement for size. Does not appear to have copyplag issues after checking a few Gnews Archive pages. However - and given the unfortunate delay in this being gotten to, I hate not to be able to just tick it, but them's the rules - there is no QPQ, and the creator-nominator has five DYK credits, meaning QPQ is required. @Nigej:, if you don't mind fixing that up, this will be good to go. - The Bushranger One ping only 11:49, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Thanks for that. Sorry to say that I've never heard of the QPQ so will have to look into it. Nigej (talk) 13:11, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
  • @Nigej: Quid pro quo; if you have five or more DYK credits, you have to review one DYK nomination for each nomination that you make. You then mention it here, it's checked, and the review proceeds. Face-smile.svg - The Bushranger One ping only 13:16, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 18[edit]

J. P. Crawford

Improved to Good Article status by TheGracefulSlick (talk). Self-nominated at 22:10, 20 November 2017 (UTC).

  • @TheGracefulSlick: Do you think you could come up with a more accessible hook for non-baseball fans? I had to click through to one of the articles just to figure out what sport this referred to. It seems that the interesting-ness of the hook relies upon the reader knowing who Jimmy Rollins is, which I assume most people outside the U.S. don't. 97198 (talk) 10:59, 23 November 2017 (UTC)
  • 97198 it would be difficult, considering Crawford is only known as a baseball player. I considered this hook interesting because Rollins was the face of the Phillies franchise for about a decade and is a probable hall-of-famer; even casual fans know of J-Roll's career and that means Crawford, his replacement, has an extraordinarily high ceiling that I thought was interesting to sports fans. Crawford has not had a long career yet so the only other interesting thing I could think of is the fact he was drafted straight out of high school.TheGracefulSlick (talk) 02:59, 24 November 2017 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg GA, in time, long enough, sourced, inline hook citation checks out, neutral, no apparent copyvios, QPQ done. TheGracefulSlick & 97198, what about "... superseding Jimmy Rollins, the face of their franchise"? It would need to also be added to the article and cited, but would add context for non-baseball fans. --Usernameunique (talk) 05:39, 12 December 2017 (UTC) Correcting error and re-pinging: TheGracefulSlick & 97198 --Usernameunique (talk) 05:40, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
Usernameunique, while Rollins is recognized as their former franchise player, sources talking about Crawford do not describe him as such; he is called "MVP-caliber", "former MVP", and "their leader", however. If I used sources on Rollins, that would be WP:SYNTH. As a compromise, would my new hook, describing Rollins as a former MVP, help non-baseball fans recognized he was an important player?TheGracefulSlick (talk) 22:47, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

Hadean zircon

Electron probe microanalyser
Electron probe microanalyser

Moved to mainspace by Karaclc (talk). Nominated by Graeme Bartlett (talk) at 05:58, 18 November 2017 (UTC).

Going to review. Preliminary request: can we avoid "we" in the prose? I moved the question mark in ALT1, but find little relation between "can tell" and the image, as equipment tells me nothing ;) - I'd need an explanation for ALT2. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:21, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
The explanation for alt2 is that it is a bit of a joke. The name "Hadean" is derived from Hades, another term for Hell. It is used for the time period because it was believed that the surface of the Earth was covered in molten rock, and blasted by a bombardment of falling asteroids, so the conditions were hellish. The Hadean zircons survived these conditions. Also I will remove that use of second person in the article. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 10:14, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for explaining, but I am afraid the joke might be lost an the average reader. - Can you work a bit on the lead? It needs a few lines further up, to be accessible by someone like me, such as "The characteristics of Hadean zircons show early Earth history and the mechanism of Earth's processes in the past." I linked Archean, as I would medieval. I think that instead of "Other articles: Hadean, zircon & zirconium", - these terms should simply be linked. Can the orphan tag go? More later. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:02, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
I have boosted the lead. And I am scrapping that other articles bit. Someone else got to take off the orphan tag within 2 hours of your request. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 06:47, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
Thank you! Next: prose. English is not my native language, so may be wrong. In "That the plate recycling mechanism has melted almost all pieces of Earth crust is commonly accepted by most scientists. However, some rare Hadean zircon grains included in much younger host rock were discovered.", I dislike two things: beginning with "That" when it's not a preposition, and the use of "However". Could you check for those two? I see some abbreviations without an explanation, - our readers are no scientists. Examples: ">4Ga zircons", "U-Pb analysis", "U/Yb versus Y plot", "Pu/U". --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:57, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
The "That ... is ..." is valid grammar. It is confusing because it is potentially ambiguous where the first part of the sentence ends. Anyway, I have rearranged this to get rid of the passive. Also hopefully I have made it clearer why its a "however". (0.00...001 tiny% of crust was not melted). I will expand the abbreviations. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 22:00, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
Learning, thank you. Next: "Since there was no evidence showing the palo-environment was like in the past" - something seems to be missing. "Isotope Geochemistry" - is that a term that needs capitalisation? Is it "circons is" or "circons are"? - Could you go over it for terms that the average reader will not know, but could have a link? Next step will be good faith ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:30, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
One more: the image is licensed but not too easy to understand that size. If you want it to be used it needs a much shorter caption because it will actually go to the Main page, with links, - I use it usually to expand a hook past the 200 chars limit. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:33, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
I fixed that paleo-environment missing word, and Vsmith fixed decapitalization and some missing links. I will look for more missing wikilinks to add. On the picture topic, I would have preferred a big zoomed in microscopic picture of a Hadean zircon grain, but there is not such a picture. I have simplified the caption. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 05:03, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
Thank you again. Looking at the hooks now, I don't understand "produced by Earth", so strike the first. ALT2 hints too little at anything scientific, so same. In the second, you don't need to say the same thing in the brackets AND the caption. Suggestion:
ALT3:... that the oldest mineral grains can tell the Earth's history (scientific equipment pictured)? with a caption of just "Electron probe microanalyser"
I'd like that polished, and Australia included, because I think that's attractive. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:11, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
ALT4:... that the Earth's history is revealed in the oldest mineral grains which are found in Australia (scientific equipment pictured)?
ALT5:... that Australia has the earliest piece of Earth's history in the form of zircon mineral grains (scientific equipment pictured)?
I also trimmed the caption. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 09:15, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. I'd like a better wording than "has the ... piece" - can't say piece is grains, no? Something like "earliest evidence ... was found in Australia?" - I suggest to unpipe for clarity, "Hadean zircon mineral grains" or "Hadean zircon mineral grains. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:40, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

Gravity of Mars

Mars Bouguer gravity map, produced along with the GMM-3 gravity solution in 2016
Mars Bouguer gravity map, produced along with the GMM-3 gravity solution in 2016
Mars crustal thickness histogram
Mars crustal thickness histogram
  • ... that many Martian basins (gravity map of Mars illustrated) have a negative free air gravity anomaly? 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 the gravity of Mars shows that the thickness of the crust is most often 32 or 58 km? (graph of thickness pictured) 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: Hubertus Leteng
  • Comment: part of University of Hong Kong/Regional Geology (Fall Semester 2017)

Moved to mainspace by Xaviertang (talk). Nominated by Graeme Bartlett (talk) at 05:11, 18 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg This is an incredible article and insightful article. @Xaviertang: has most certainly proven his dedication to the subject at hand. I'm sure some users may be able to point out a minor flaw with the article here or there, but I cannot see any major problems that would prevent this from being approved for Did you know...?. I would suggest a better hook, though. Evidently, the main nominated hook is definitely more interesting than the alternate proposal in my opinion, though it can definitely be worded better.
Firstly the way the wikilink is presented is weird. One would expect "Martian basins" would link to an article about basins on Mars. It would make more sense if the wikilink was wrapped with a text that directly refers to the "Gravity of Mars". Secondly, the parentheses phrase to denote an illustrated subject is way too long for a Did you know...? section. Thirdly, the caption for the image is too long as well. Normally image captions rarely go into any detail other than the strict subject of the image. You'll find many examples of this in recent additions to the Did you know...? section. My proposals are:
ALT2:... that Mars' gravity (illustrated) is affected by many negative free air gravity anomalies on its surface?
Image caption: Gravity map of Mars unsigned by user talk:PhilipTerryGraham
I am happy with that ALT2. But we still need an itemised review to pass DYK! Graeme Bartlett (talk) 12:05, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Full review still needed on the actual DYK criteria. BlueMoonset (talk) 16:56, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg This is almost ready: article was nominated within the required timeframe. Length requirements have been met. Hooks are interesting, particularly ALT2 (which I prefer). Article is stable, and image uses are proper (free license and fair use). Article is mostly sourced to journals, some of which are offline or paywalled, so hooks are accepted good faith. No QPQ is necessary for the creator; the nominator has provided a QPQ. However, there are still two issues with the article: the lead has some grammatical errors (like how "Study of surface gravity of Mars provides beneficial information for current mapping and future landing project." should be "The study of surface gravity of Mars provides beneficial information for current mapping and future landing projects.". In addition, the lead feels inadequate and doesn't really adequately summarize the contents of the article. Some statements in the article, like "subsequent gravity models are developed from the radio tracking data." and "Combination of Doppler shift and range observation promotes higher tracking accuracy of the spacecraft." lack footnotes. Other ending sentences read awkwardly (like "Otherwise, it would result in considerable errors.") and may need to be rewritten. Once these issues are fixed this should be good to go. As an astronomy buff myself, this is an interesting article that would make a great DYK hook; I would even request that it be the picture hook if it goes up. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:27, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
I have fixed the three sentences highlighted. Expanind the lead will await tomorrow, as will the referencing, though I suspect reference :4 is the one. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 11:46, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 20[edit]

Cherry Marshall

  • ... that model agent Cherry Marshall discovered Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in England? Source: "she prospered enough to open an office in Mayfair and become one of the most influential forces in the fashion industry in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Among the models she groomed was Ruth Ellis, the last female in England to be hanged for murder." (and [13] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)
  • Reviewed: not yet done

Created by Edwardx (talk) and Philafrenzy (talk). Nominated by Edwardx (talk) at 14:26, 27 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Edwardx, QPQ needed, and while the hook says "last woman to be hanged," the source says last woman to be hanged for murder. Otherwise new, in time, long enough, sourced, neutral, and no apparent copyvios. --Usernameunique (talk) 06:04, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

The Last Day of Pompeii

Karl Brullov, The Last Day of Pompeii (detail)
Karl Brullov, The Last Day of Pompeii (detail)
Karl Brullov (centre) in The Last Day of Pompeii
Karl Brullov (centre) in The Last Day of Pompeii
  • Reviewed: To be done
  • Comment: 5 x expanded from 20 Nov. Using details as images as the whole painting does not display well at small size.

5x expanded by Philafrenzy (talk). Self-nominated at 12:29, 26 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article meets length requirements, and was nominated within 10 days of the start of expansion. All images are in the public domain. Article is stable, neutral, and adequately references. Hooks are cited to offline sources so they are accepted in good faith. Only two requirements are needed: a QPQ, and some grammar corrections in the article. There should probably be a comma before citation 11, and "cancel its commission but when it" should probably read "cancel its commission, but when it", and "works of history but most of his attempts" should read "works of history, but most of his attempts". Once these issues are resolved, the article will be approved. Of the two hooks, I think ALT1 is the best as an article about a painting of the Vesuvius eruption is not that "hooky", but an artist self-inserting in their work is interesting. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:40, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Darnell Hunt

Created by Zigzig20s (talk). Self-nominated at 01:45, 23 November 2017 (UTC).

Tom Cox (highwayman)

Tyburn gallows, 1680.
Tyburn gallows, 1680.
  • ... that the highwayman Tom Cox kicked the priest and hangman out of the cart taking him to be hanged at Tyburn (pictured)?
  • Alt1 ... that when asked if he wished to say a prayer before he was hanged at Tyburn (pictured), the highwayman Tom Cox kicked the priest and hangman out of the cart taking him to the gallows?
  • Reviewed: To be done

5x expanded 20/21st Nov by Philafrenzy (talk) and Edwardx (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 10:56, 21 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Technically, this is a (more than) 5x expansion (or it was so on November 21, rather than 20), to some 3,000 characters. Earwig's give about 14% similarity with one source, which is fine. Hook and ALT (both are the same fact) are within policy, interesting, and verified by the source. Waiting on QPQ. Dahn (talk) 09:14, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

Samuel Abu Jinapor

  • ... that Samuel Jinapor was appointed deputy Chief of Staff of the President of Ghana at age 33? Source:[14]
    • ALT1:... that Samuel Jinapor was critised for taking a selfie during the general assembly of the UN whiles his president was presenting his address? Source: [15]
    • ALT2:... that Samuel Jinapor and his brother John Jinapor have played key roles in the two biggest political parties in Ghana? Source: [16]

Created by Crosstemplejay (talk). Self-nominated at 16:42, 20 November 2017 (UTC).

Good Omens (TV series)

  • Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/Ai Kayano
  • Comment: If anyone can create a catchier hook, be my guest. I think the fact that Pratchett predicted Gaiman's unwillingness is sufficiently interesting for a DYK hook but it probably could be more concise. Regards SoWhy 16:38, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Moved to mainspace by SoWhy (talk). Self-nominated at 16:38, 20 November 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on November 22[edit]

Kirsty McGuinness

  • ... that Kirsty McGuinness plays for both the mostly Catholic Antrim GAA and the mostly Protestant Northern Ireland women's national football team? Source: BBC

Created by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 13:04, 28 November 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on November 23[edit]

Chiyuki Urano

  • Reviewed: Perry Askam
  • Comment: my little contribution to the Asian month before it's over

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 19:32, 30 November 2017 (UTC).

Silvia Correale

  • ... that the first female Postulator Silvia Correale is known as the Dean of the Argentines as she is the longest serving Argentinian in the Vatican? Source: La Nacion

Created by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 11:14, 27 November 2017 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Nice facts I didn't know, on good sources, Italian accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. - Article: just long enough, but I miss a bit about her as a person, and would enjoy a bit more lead. How do you feel about an infobox? - Hook: don't you think that this "saint-making" thing is more interesting than longest-time Argentinian? Don't expect people to know what Postulator is, - I didn't ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:37, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 24[edit]

Amusement

  • ... that laughter, a signal of amusement, helps us cope with stress because it relaxes the muscles in our bodies?

5x expanded by Galenmcneil (talk). Self-nominated at 23:06, 1 December 2017 (UTC).

Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (Gloucester)

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 12:00, 1 December 2017 (UTC).

Benjamin Asante

Created/expanded by Crosstemplejay (talk). Self-nominated at 13:01, 24 November 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on November 25[edit]

Perspective-taking

ALT2 = ...that research demonstrates that children as young as 14 months old have perspective-taking abilities? Source: [23]

5x expanded by Kdmhd (talk). Self-nominated at 09:43, 2 December 2017 (UTC).

Robin Ling

  • ... that the Exeter hip replacement designed by Robin Ling, improved the life of millions of people?Source:Timperley, A. John (20 October 2017). "Robin Ling obituary". Theguardian.com. Retrieved 31 October 2017.  Robin Ling.. was an orthopaedic surgeon at the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic hospital in Exeter whose contribution to hip surgery resulted in an improved quality of life for millions of people.
  • ALT1:... that Robin Ling's hip replacement design has been copied by leading manufacturers? Source:Timperley, A. John (20 October 2017). "Robin Ling obituary". Theguardian.com. Retrieved 31 October 2017.  The outstanding performance of the Exeter stem, designed by Robin, has led all the main manufacturers of artificial hips to market a copy

Created/expanded by Whispyhistory (talk), Philafrenzy (talk). Nominated by Whispyhistory (talk) at 15:54, 26 November 2017 (UTC).

Tóc Tiên

Tóc Tiên
Tóc Tiên
  • ... that Vietnamese singer Tóc Tiên fabricated her age twice at singing competitions, with one where even she won the grand prize? Source: "I was 13 so I added my age up to 18 to join a singing competition for adults," "When I was 14, my mother took me to Yo! Cùng ước mơ xanh, we have to fabricated my age again because you had to be 16 and up to join the show." (Link)

5x expanded by Beyoncetan (talk). Self-nominated at 18:36, 25 November 2017 (UTC).


Articles created/expanded on November 26[edit]

Eugénie Henderson

  • ... that Eugénie Henderson taught Far Eastern languages to the British Armed Forces during World War II? Source: "Like a number of her contemporaries Henderson found the ultimate course of her career partly determined by the entry of Japan into the war at the end of 1941. [...] her principal work, along with others', was the intensive instruction of naval and air force personnel in service Japanese for various intelligence purposes" (ODNB)
  • Reviewed: to come

Created by Gaia Octavia Agrippa (talk). Self-nominated at 19:09, 30 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new enough, long enough, neutral wording and good sourcing. The hook works out with inline sources. Review has yet to come so as of yet this nomination is not ready. In addition, I would recommend wikilinking terms like World War II, Far Eastern languages, etc. Jgefd (talk) 04:14, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for the review. I have linked Far Eastern but I think WW2 is a bit too obvious to be linked in a hook. I will complete the QPQ when I have the time; I'm very busy right nowGaia Octavia Agrippa Talk 18:16, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

Caroline Lenferna de Laresle

  • Reviewed: To follow

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 21:55, 26 November 2017 (UTC).

Ivone Soares

  • Reviewed: To follow

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Nominated by Dumelow (talk) at 10:51, 26 November 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on November 27[edit]

Edward Dodding

Kalicho (left).
Kalicho (left).
  • Reviewed: To be done
Caption on pic can be adjusted if the Alt is selected.

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 13:27, 29 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg All the basics are here, new, length, cites and image license. However, I have concerns about WP:EVENT - isn't this article really about the Inuit? Dodding seems to be entirely unnotable otherwise. Maury Markowitz (talk)
I take your point. It could and should be expanded with material about the rest of his career. The sources do talk very much about how Dodding approached the Inuit, his attitudes and assumptions so they are very much about him, albeit principally in respect of this one episode as you say. Philafrenzy (talk) 19:01, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
@Maury Markowitz: I don't think we will be able to expand the biographical content of the article further without visiting specialist libraries to extract the information which I can't do right now. Do you approve the article in its current form Maury? Philafrenzy (talk) 10:35, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
Well I'd like to get someone else to weigh in, I don't feel qualified to make a call at this point. Maury Markowitz (talk) 12:26, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
Had a chance to speak to a history professor. The fact that he’s in Munk's Roll ought to be enough. He is important to historical anthropology. Does that help? Whispyhistory (talk) 09:28, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

Ramona Go

  • Reviewed: To follow

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 23:28, 27 November 2017 (UTC).

  • With regards ALT1: I know people don't like "...was the first..." hooks but that is a lot of firsts! - Dumelow (talk) 23:29, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Dumelow, new, in time, long enough, sourced, neutral, no apparent copyvios. Needs QPQ. I agree with your comment, and prefer ALT1. --Usernameunique (talk) 06:19, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 28[edit]

Catherine Foster

Converted from a redirect by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 20:17, 5 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Hello, Gerda Arendt Do you think it might be good to mention Wagner's name in the hook? — Maile (talk) 20:33, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Good for whom? I try to avoid distracting other links. Readers to whom Wagner means something will recognise Bayreuth if not Brünnhilde already, and the others will ignore the whole thing. There are also people who just hate Wagner ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:20, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Although he doesn't have to be linked, "the composer's" should certainly be changed to "Wagner's"; we owe main page readers that much context, since far more people will have heard of Wagner than would make the connection with Bayreuth or Brünnhilde. Knowledge and connection is very different outside of Germany than in it when it comes to Wagner and the festival and character; this hook doesn't work without that necessary connection of Wagner to Bayreuth. BlueMoonset (talk) 18:08, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
ALT1: ... that the dramatic soprano Catherine Foster, a former midwife, appeared as Brünnhilde at the Bayreuth Festival celebrating the composer's bicentenary?
I still think it's not a good idea, because is not about him and his work, but about a woman who made it from a no-name hospital to a famous place. Any such place, why him again? - I made many hooks around Wagner, intentionally so, remember? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:13, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
  • That isn't at all what I asked for. Here's ALT2, which is what I hoped to see:
The hook isn't about Wagner, but including his name (note I don't think a link is necessary, but you can add one if you want) gives context and a touchstone for people reading the hook. The ideal is to have people understand without having to click on a non-bold link: the hook highlights a woman who went from one career to the top of a completely different one, and mentioning character, venue, and composer by name makes the achievement that much more interesting—if the bicentenary is mentioned at all, then you really need to say whose it is—and gives the reader more context. I've struck the hooks with "the composer", since it's like an anchor dragging those hooks down. BlueMoonset (talk) 15:27, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Victoria Hughes

  • ... that Victoria Hughes was the first lavatory attendant to have an entry in the British Dictionary of National Biography? Source: "Victoria Hughes has become the first professional lavatory attendant to make it into the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography" [24]
  • Reviewed: not yet done

Created by Edwardx (talk) and Philafrenzy (talk). Nominated by Edwardx (talk) at 22:47, 3 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Still waiting for QPQ, otherwise long enough, well cited, hook cited, no obvious copyvios. Robvanvee 16:46, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

Panoz Avezzano

  • ... that the Panoz Avezzano is named after a town in Italy that was destroyed by an earthquake? Source: "The sad story is how the race-winning coupe got its name...on January 13, 1915, they had an earthquake that killed 30,250 people" [25]

Created by Skysder (talk) and The Bushranger (talk). Nominated by The Bushranger (talk) at 22:39, 3 December 2017 (UTC).

Chad Finchum

Created by Willsome429 (talk). Nominated by The Bushranger (talk) at 23:44, 30 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, neutrally written, well referenced, no close paraphrasing seen. Could you please add a reference to the chart under "Xfinity Series"? Also, the source doesn't say he was a second-grader; it says he was 7. Maybe he skipped a grade? QPQ done. Yoninah (talk) 22:02, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
  • @Yoninah: I added the ref; as for the grade, I found a source that said "after the second grade", so I've changed the hook to age. - The Bushranger One ping only 22:44, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
  • @Yoninah: It has become more prevalant in the last couple decades what with everyone looking for "the next Jeff Gordon" and then (even as others had their careers murdered left and right in said search) "the next Tony Stewart" (which the only person whose career survived that was Juan Pablo Montoya who wasn't quite up to snuff, but I digress-). Anyway, ALT3, I think, would be the best bet here, and thanks for coming up with that. Sometimes I can overlook very obvious things! - The Bushranger One ping only 21:20, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Thank you. But since I wrote the hook, I'm calling on another reviewer to approve it. Yoninah (talk) 22:03, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

Azamat Arapbayev

  • ... that between 1993 and 2008, Kyrgyz politician Azamat Arapbayev was either the chairman, director or deputy director of seven different companies? Source: [26] [27] [28]

Created by My name is not dave (talk). Self-nominated at 14:12, 29 November 2017 (UTC).

Kofi Koduah Sarpong

Created by Crosstemplejay (talk). Self-nominated at 12:13, 28 November 2017 (UTC).

Ana Teresa Diego

  • Comment: This is my third DYK. The original article was translated from the es-wiki for The World Contest.

Created by Vami IV (talk). Self-nominated at 06:14, 27 November 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol delete vote.svg The article has only 1,130 characters of prose and is not long enough. - PM800 (talk) 02:14, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Vami IV, can you add another 400 characters of prose to make this article eligible for DYK? --Usernameunique (talk) 07:27, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
Can do, just lemme finish up work on one of my projects. –Vami_IV✠ 07:46, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 29[edit]

Heinz Wunderlich

  • Reviewed: Fiora Contino
  • Comment: "last pupil" is short for "the pupil who lived the longest", - lots of anecdotes in that source if preferred, but not yet in the article

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 15:06, 6 December 2017 (UTC).

Idiogramma elbakyanae

Female I. elbakyanae
Female I. elbakyanae
Female I. elbakyanae (head)
Female I. elbakyanae (head)
  • ... that the wasp Idiogramma elbakyanae (pictured) was named by a Russian entomologist to honor Sci-Hub founder Alexandra Elbakyan, although she was insulted and shut down Russian access to Sci-Hub? Source: [33] "In a strange turn of events earlier this week, Elbakyan – who could not be reached for comment – blocked access to Sci-Hub for Russian users, citing disputes between the nation’s scientists and her. In a letter that pops up when Russian users attempt to access Sci-Hub, Elbakyan cites harassment from Russian ‘liberal opposition’. She also mentions one particular incident that prompted her decision: a parasitic insect species being named after her in a recent paper in the Journal of Hymenoptera Research." [34] "The species is named in honour of Alexandra Elbakyan (Kazakhstan/Russia), creator of the web-site Sci-Hub, in recognition of her contribution to making scientific knowledge available for all researchers." [35] "Alexandra Elbakyan posted a letter explaining that the shutdown stemmed from harassment by those claiming to be the 'liberal opposition' and from her annoyance at a Russian research team that named a parasitic wasp Idiogramma elbakyanae."

Created by Umimmak (talk). Self-nominated at 03:52, 29 November 2017 (UTC).

Santa Ana Heritage Zone

Created by Seav (talk). Self-nominated at 18:23, 5 December 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on November 30[edit]

Jie Zhitui

  • ... that, after the Duke of Jin burned Jie Zhitui alive, the people of Taiyuan stopped cooking their food to avoid angering his ghost?
    • ALT1:... that the people of Shanxi once thought that the spirit of Jie Zhitui would send hail and other bad weather if they cooked their food?
    • ALT2:... that Jiexiu, China, was built over the forest that Jie Zhitui‘s boss set on fire trying to get him to go back to work?
    • ALT3:... that, when Master Jie sang "The Dragon and the Snake", Ji Chong'er burst into tears?
    • ALT4:... that Chinese legend holds that, after Jie Zhitui refused his mother's suggestion that he get a job, she followed him into the forest and they were both burnt alive by his would-be boss?
    • ALT5:... that Jie Zhitui thought his fellow ministers were worse than thieves for seeking credit for Heaven's work?
    • ALT6:... that Jie Zhitui, who loyally followed Prince Chong'er in exile for almost 20 years, was supposedly burned alive because he did not want to ask for rewards once his lord was restored to power?
    • ALT7:... that Jie Zhitui, who loyally followed Prince Chong'er in exile for almost 20 years, retired in disgust once his lord was restored to power?
    • ALT8:... that Jie Zhitui—whose commemoration developed into China's Tomb Sweeping Festival—composed a song with the moral that, to be cheerful, you can't look back?
    • ALT9:... that Jie Zhitui was revered as a Taoist immortal?
  • Reviewed: Will do
  • Comment: Note to potential reviewers: Don't worry—you just need to review the hook(s) that are most interesting to you.
    Also, pending some improvement in his ability to process DYK entries, User:Zanhe should just choose another entry to review.

Created by LlywelynII (talk). Self-nominated at 18:41, 7 December 2017 (UTC).

Ilona Durigo

Ilona Durigo
Ilona Durigo
  • Reviewed: Regina Barzilay
  • Comment: I filled a red link, and then found the one thing to say about her is this legendary recording. Please hold until after 6 January, if not for Good Friday ;)

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 10:51, 7 December 2017 (UTC).

Mary M. Jackson

  • Reviewed: To follow

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 01:16, 6 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg The article is new enough and long enough. It is neutral and uses inline citations. There do not seem to be copyright violations, and WP:BLP is not violated. The hook is cited, but the QPQ is not yet done. Gulumeemee (talk) 03:54, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

Fatumah Ahmed

  • Reviewed: To follow

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 00:39, 6 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New and long enough, the hook is interesting, is neutral and provides references. QPQ is missing. Javier Espinoza (talk) 03:06, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

Chris Whitecross

ALT1: ... that Canadian Army Lieutenant-General Chris Whitecross has fostered 33 children? Whitecross’s parents had been foster parents, and she and her husband loved kids and wanted to “pay it forward.” Over the years, they took in 33 foster children, most of them babies.
  • Reviewed: To follow

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 00:26, 6 December 2017 (UTC).

Jennie Carignan

  • Reviewed: To follow

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 00:22, 6 December 2017 (UTC).

Chase Winovich, Khaleke Hudson, Lavert Hill

Created by TonyTheTiger (talk). Self-nominated at 01:30, 30 November 2017 (UTC).

Regina Barzilay

  • ...that computer scientist Regina Barzilay, after recovering from breast cancer, used her understanding of machine learning to improve cancer treatment?

"'Because diagnostic tools are so inexact, there is an understandable tendency for doctors to over-screen for breast cancer,' says Regina Barzilay, MIT’s Delta Electronics Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a breast cancer survivor herself."

Created/expanded by Fionaz6954 (talk). Self-nominated at 04:03, 4 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Interesting life, with a "genius grant"! That doesn't show in the hook, nor in the article, - could it? - "computer scientist" is too broad. - Good sources, no copyvio obvious. You have an attractive licensed image, get it here, please. - The source you source speaks of screening, not treatment, btw. "MIT" is short and tells volumes about her scientific standard. Summary: word a hook. (I can't, or can't review it.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:38, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 1[edit]

Der Morgenstern ist aufgedrungen

  • Reviewed: Hampi
  • Comment: before Christmas, or we need a different hook

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 12:44, 8 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, well referenced. As all sources are foreign-language or offline, unable to check for close paraphrasing. Foreign-language hook ref AGF and cited inline. I tweaked the grammar in the hook. The only thing missing is a cite for the Text section. QPQ done. Yoninah (talk) 21:46, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, a duplicated a ref. The hymnal could be another, if you like. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:25, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

Harold Basil Christian

  • ... that Southern Rhodesian horticulturalist Harold Basil Christian began cultivating aloes after his imported European plants struggled to grow in the hot African climate? Source: p. 38 [38]
    • ALT1:... that Harold Basil Christian, one of southern Africa's foremost horticulturalists in the early 20th-century, first planted aloe while trying to hide an unsightly rock? Source: "...when one large rock interfered with the continuity of the lawn and could not be removed a surveyor engaged in surveying the farm removed a clump of Aloe cameronii from a nearby hill and planted it close "to hide the stark appearance of this unsightly rock"." ([39])

Created/expanded by Jgefd (talk). Self-nominated at 04:39, 2 December 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on December 2[edit]

Wolfgang Kläsener

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 12:00, 9 December 2017 (UTC).

Wizard Bloody Wizard

  • ... that Electric Wizard described their latest album, Wizard Bloody Wizard as "43 brain-damaging minutes, six savage hymns to death, drugs, sex and violence, music dragged (and drugged) back from the grave…"[41]

Created by Robvanvee (talk). Self-nominated at 16:12, 5 December 2017 (UTC).

Yaa Ntiamoah Badu

Created by Crosstemplejay (talk). Self-nominated at 13:12, 2 December 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on December 3[edit]

Wie soll ich dich empfangen

  • Reviewed: Marcu Cercel
  • Comment: Advent preferred, but could go to Christmas if there's a shortage

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 15:27, 10 December 2017 (UTC).

Gay Kindersley

  • ... that in 1985 Gay Kindersley naively introduced himself and Graham Lord to the Australian cricket team with, "Hallo folks, I'm Gay and this is my friend Graham"? Source: "Kindersley’s engaging naivety is illustrated by an incident in 1985, when he took the writer Graham Lord as his guest to a lunch at the Savoy Hotel that was being given to welcome the Australian Test side to England. Spying the Aussies in a corner of the River Room, the two went over to greet them: “Hallo, folks,” said Kindersley breezily. “I’m Gay and this is my friend Graham.” “Jeez!” said one of the Aussies. “Backs to the wall, mate.” " ([47])
  • Reviewed: not yet done

Created by Edwardx (talk). Self-nominated at 11:53, 10 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Edwardx, new, in time, long enough, sourced (even though largely from one obit), inline hook citation checks out, neutral. Needs QPQ, and this one line should be rephrased: "He retired as a National Hunt jockey in the same year." --Usernameunique (talk) 07:21, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

The Doctor (painting)

The Doctor by Luke Fildes (detail)
The Doctor by Luke Fildes (detail)

Created by Whispyhistory (talk) and LoopZilla (talk) and Philafrenzy (talk). Self-nominated at 05:37, 5 December 2017 (UTC).

Jingchu Suishiji

  • ... that the Record of the Year and Seasons of Jingchu shows how religious, calendrical, culinary, and entertainment changes led to a new canon of major Chinese holidays between the Han and Tang dynasties?
    • ALT1:... that the Record of the Year and Seasons of Jingchu describes a medieval Chinese inoculation against smallpox—redbean porridge?
    • ALT2:... that the declining use of sexagenaric dating in early medieval China led to new holidays, as shown by the Jingchu Suishiji?
    • ALT3:... that the Chinese New Year, Lantern, Tomb Sweeping, Dragon Boat, Double Seven, Ghost, and Double Ninth Festivals all took most of their present form between the Han Dynasty and the composition of the Jingchu Suishiji?
    • ALT4:... that the Record of the Year and Seasons of Jingchu is one of the few texts from the Sixteen Dynasties that mention its Ghost Festival?
    • ALT5:... that one source for the 7th-century Jingchu Suishiji survives only in an incomplete Japanese manuscript?
    • ALT6:... that the 7th-century Record of the Year and Seasons of Jingchu seems to have been completely lost under the Song but was then stitched together again by Ming and Qing scholars?
    • ALT7:... that the Record of Jingchu originally only discussed the festivals of medieval Lianghu, but Du Gongzhan's revision added notes about his homeland in northern China?
    • ALT8:... that the Jingchu Suishiji is a contemporary guide to the festivals of early medieval China?
  • Reviewed: Will do Mishmar HaEmek.
  • Comment: Note to reviewers: Don't worry, you only need to check the cites on the hook(s) most interesting to you.

Created by LlywelynII (talk). Self-nominated at 09:23, 3 December 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on December 4[edit]

Youth Smoking

  • ... that in 2016 e-cigarettes were more commonly used by adolescents than traditional cigarettes?
    • 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 Rejoycegreen (talk). Self-nominated at 22:22, 6 December 2017 (UTC).

Symbol delete vote.svg The fivefold expansion criterion requires the readable prose of the article to be multiplied by five. This edit only brought the article from 27471 characters in length to 30040 characters (and no other recent edits meet any eligibility criteria). Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia, but the article is not eligible for DYK at this time. Bilorv(talk)(c)(e) 14:19, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

Cabaret du Ciel

Cabaret du Ciel
Cabaret du Ciel

Created by Dr.K. (talk). Self-nominated at 01:27, 5 December 2017 (UTC).

Apple Maggot Quarantine Area

  • Reviewed: forthcoming

Created by Chetsford (talk). Self-nominated at 18:23, 4 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article newness, length, copyvio-freedom, policy-compliance, verified. The "longstanding" attribute of the quarantine was not verified. Both sources in the article do not specify explicitly when quarantine was established, so calling it "longstanding" is unsourced. Also QpQ not done yet. Dr. K. 00:24, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 5[edit]

Resistance to diversity efforts in organizations

Created by Makotanaka (talk). Self-nominated at 22:22, 10 December 2017 (UTC).

Dewan Rabindranath Soni

Created by Wolfman1606 (talk), Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talk), and Adamgerber80 (talk). Nominated by Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talk) at 02:35, 5 December 2017 (UTC).

Current nominations[edit]

Articles created/expanded on December 6[edit]

St. Nicolai, Lüneburg

Nave and vault
Nave and vault

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 22:17, 12 December 2017 (UTC).

Loxothylacus panopaei, Eurypanopeus depressus, Panopeus lacustris

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 06:47, 12 December 2017 (UTC).

Ogyeahohoo Yaw Gyebi II

  • ... that paramount chief of Sefwi Anyiaso traditional area, Ogyeahohoo Yaw Gyebi II, is the president of Western Region House of Chiefs? Source: [48]
    • ALT1:... that Ghanaian traditional ruler, Ogyeahohoo Yaw Gyebi II, is the president of all chiefs in the Western Region of Ghana? Source: [49]
    • ALT2:... that Ghanaian accountant and paramount chief, Ogyeahohoo Yaw Gyebi II, is also the president of all chiefs in the Western Region of Ghana? Source: [50]

Created by Crosstemplejay (talk). Self-nominated at 12:24, 6 December 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on December 7[edit]

Benzimidazole fungicide

5x expanded by Gulumeemee (talk). Self-nominated at 03:36, 12 December 2017 (UTC).

National first-grade museum of China

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 07:05, 10 December 2017 (UTC).

T-tubule

  • ... that T-tubules allow heart muscle cells to contract more forcefully by synchronising calcium release? Source: The rapid spread of the action potential along the T-tubule activates all of the L-type calcium channels near-simultaneously. As T-tubules bring the sarcolemma very close to the sarcomplasmic reticulum at all regions throughout the cell, calcium can then released from the sarcoplasmic reticulum across the whole cell at the same time. In cells lacking T-tubules such as smooth muscle cells or diseased cardiomyocytes, the calcium that enters at the sarcolemma has to diffuse gradually throughout the cell, activating the ryanodine receptors much more slowly as a wave of calcium, resulting in reduced force of contraction

Improved to Good Article status by PeaBrainC (talk). Self-nominated at 19:52, 8 December 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on December 8[edit]

Ramize Erer

  • ... that the hell was going on when Ramize Erer published her cartoon of a masturbating girl?

Source: "German: Als sie ein junges Mädchen beim Masturbieren zeichnete, war die Empörung groß." [51], "German: Ich zeichnete als erste ein masturbierendes Mädchen. Da war die Hölle los." [52]

Created by CeeGee (talk). Self-nominated at 11:18, 12 December 2017 (UTC).

John Samuel Phene

  • ... that John Samuel Phene's 5-storey house was called the "Gingerbread Castle" because of its numerous devices and fixtures? Source: "No. 2 is on the site of Dr J.S. Phene's house, built in 1903 ... with mystic devices and figures decorated in extraordinary colours. It became known locally as "Gingerbread Castle". The London Encyclopedia, Ben Weinreb et al, 2008, p. 961

Created by Ritchie333 (talk) and Plucas58 (talk). Nominated by Ritchie333 (talk) at 21:03, 11 December 2017 (UTC).

Armchair Detectives (TV series)

  • ... that the gameshow whodunnit Armchair Detectives sees contestants try to solve a weekdaily murder...?
    • ALT1:... that Den of Geek's Craig Lines thought that armchair Detectives is the most successful attempt at the playalong murder mystery format...?

5x expanded by Coin945 (talk). Self-nominated at 01:09, 7 December 2017 (UTC).

IFF Mark II

Source: Shayler, 2016, p 278

Created by Maury Markowitz (talk). Self-nominated at 15:21, 8 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Hi Maury Markowitz, review follows: Article created 8 December; article is of good length; artricle is well written; article has a minimum of one reference for each paragraph; sources used are reliable; hook is compliant and interesting; I could not access the page of the source used for the hook but am happy to AGF that it backs it up; just awaiting the QPQ from nominator - Dumelow (talk) 09:27, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

East Holmes Academy

  • In 1989, East Holmes Academy offered to forfeit a football game because the opponent had a black player? Source: Dodd, Donald (October 15, 1988). "Clock is ticking on East Holmes decision as nation waits – Analysis". The Clarion Ledger. Jackson, MS. p. D1. [Headmaster Frank] Drake has repeatedly said that the decision involving Heritage is not a racial one, but few believe him  Online source: "A Goal-line Stand For Prejudice". The Chicago Tribune. October 20, 1989. Retrieved 2017-12-09. 
  • Reviewed: (Second DKY submission)

Created by Billhpike (talk) and Rhadow (talk). Nominated by Billhpike (talk) at 07:32, 8 December 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on December 9[edit]

Pioneer Helmet

The Pioneer helmet
The Pioneer helmet
  • ... that the boar-crested Pioneer Helmet (pictured) was found with a pattern welded sword in the burial of an Anglo-Saxon warrior? Source: Meadows 2004, p. 7: "On the radiograph a series of linear striae were apparent, they reflected the drawing together of the rods that lower down on the blade had been forged together in a pattern weld."
    • ALT1:... that the boar-crested Pioneer Helmet (pictured) was initially mistaken for a bucket? Source: Read 2006, p. 38: "A large iron object, provisionally identified as a 'bucket', was found adjacent to the body's left hip. ... The 'bucket' was X-radiographed immediately and the first results showed it to be a helmet in profile with a boar straddling its apex."
    • ALT2:... that the boar-crested Pioneer Helmet (pictured) evokes those worn by the warriors in the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf? Webster & Meadows 1997, p. 4: "The superior pattern-welded sword and the helmet from this new grave could have stepped straight out of the text of Beowulf, with its allusions to serpent-decorated blades, and helmets with iron-hard boar figures."
    • ALT3:... that the boar-crested Pioneer Helmet (pictured) was taken to a hospital for treatment? Read 2006, p. 40: "existing links with Leicester General Hospital were exploited, and the object was further examined using state of the art equipment. ... At the hospital the helmet was subjected to two different radiological techniques: Digitally based x-radiography [and CT scans]."

5x expanded by Usernameunique (talk). Self-nominated at 07:12, 12 December 2017 (UTC).

National archaeological park of China

  • Reviewed: TBD

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 05:10, 12 December 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on December 10[edit]

Horace Smithy

  • ... that Horace Smithy devised a surgery to address his own case of valvular heart disease, but he died before he could undergo surgery himself? Source: "the surgeon who pioneered by cutting open a valve in her heart... Ironically, Dr. Smithy himself was afflicted with the same heart ailment but died from that and pneumonia before a similar operation was performed on him." - Chillicothe Gazette / Associated Press, November 8, 1948
    • ALT1:... that when cardiac surgeon Horace Smithy had a patient die on the operating table, he may have lost the chance to undergo heart surgery himself? Source: "Unhappily, the patient died on the operating table, and I'm sure this deterred Dr. Blalock from any further efforts in that direction. It also disappointed Dr. Smithy beyond all belief because, with this man's death, his chance, however remote, to persuade Dr. Blalock to attempt something on him had gone to the grave with the patient." - Heart to Heart by Allen B. Weisse, p. 80.
    • ALT2:... that Horace Smithy devised a surgery for his own case of valvular heart disease, but he died before he could convince a colleague that it was safe to perform? Source: Weisse, p. 80.
  • Reviewed: Republic SD-3 Snooper
  • Comment: If we go with one of the alt hooks, I am willing to move around the refs a bit to get a source right after the hook fact.

Created by EricEnfermero (talk). Self-nominated at 06:30, 11 December 2017 (UTC).

Revolution on Granite

Created by Yulia Romero (talk). Self-nominated at 18:20, 10 December 2017 (UTC).

Construction 2025

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 16:17, 10 December 2017 (UTC).

Louis de Roll, Roll's Regiment

Roll's Regiment on campaign in Egypt
Roll's Regiment on campaign in Egypt
  • Reviewed: To follow (x2)

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 09:56, 10 December 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on December 11[edit]

Anthony Precourt

Created by SounderBruce (talk). Self-nominated at 02:34, 12 December 2017 (UTC).

Jernej Šugman

  • ... that Slovenian actor Jernej Šugman starred in Shakespeare's Hamlet twice, first in the titular role and the second time as King Claudius? [53]
    • 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 Tone (talk). Self-nominated at 21:16, 11 December 2017 (UTC).

Pickle Rick

  • ... that Rick and Morty episode "Pickle Rick" features a character licking a cockroach's brain to control its movement, which has been said to have been "based on real science"?
    Source: "Rick and Morty's latest dues ex machina wasn't just absurdist cartoon mayhem–it was based on real science." [54]
    • ALT1:... that Rick and Morty episode "Pickle Rick" was largely inspired by Breaking Bad episode "4 Days Out"?
      Source: "A big inspiration for the Pickle Rick story, though, was the Breaking Bad episode where the Winnebago breaks down in the desert." [55]

Converted from a redirect by Bilorv (talk). Self-nominated at 14:21, 11 December 2017 (UTC).

WS-124A Flying Cloud

  • ... that Project Flying Cloud was expected to affect an area "comparable in size to that affected by a low-yield nuclear weapon"?
    Source: "An area comparable in size to that affected by a low-yield nuclear weapon can be contaminated" [56]

Created/expanded by The Bushranger (talk). Self-nominated at 07:26, 11 December 2017 (UTC).

Naval Research Laboratory Flyrt

FLYRT decoy drone
FLYRT decoy drone
  • ... that the United States Navy tested a Flyrt (pictured) for distracting radars from its ships?
    Source: "Flyrt is a small, unmanned aircraft developed by the Naval Research Laboratory that can be launched from a NATO-standard chaff launcher as a decoy to protect ships from radar-guided missiles." [58]
  • Reviewed: Line the Label
  • Comment: Using the image would take away from the wordplay, but if there isn't space in the last slot of a queue, it's there as an option.

Created/expanded by The Bushranger (talk). Self-nominated at 06:36, 11 December 2017 (UTC).

Baseball cheering culture in South Korea

  • ... that cylindrical balloon sticks for cheering in baseball games are first made in Korea? 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 Louise Kang (talk). Self-nominated at 05:48, 11 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg The article was moved from a sandbox to the mainspace and is long enough. It has numerous references, although I'll have to assume good faith on them because they are all in Korean. However, the page is tagged for an unencyclopedic tone, and I agree with the user who tagged it. There are many places where the writing is not yet encyclopedic, and many grammar glitches exist in the prose. For example, one sentence in Cheering Zones says, "The seat consists of seat for four and six people and it enables family audiences to seat at the table and comfortably watch the game." The whole article needs a thorough copy-edit by a native English speaker. While on an interesting subject, I don't think this is in condition to be placed on the Main Page. Giants2008 (Talk) 01:27, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
      • @Giants2008: I think we are too picky here. I don't see any serious grammar or tone issues here. It is not up to FA prose standards, but I think it is well within DYK ones. If you disagree, please point out more examples - the one you did point out has been fixed, so it if we can pinpoint more, the author(s) may fix them as well. --Hanyangprofessor2 (talk) 06:16, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 12[edit]

Oliver B. Shallenberger

Shallenberger's 1886 meter
Shallenberger's 1886 meter
  • ...that Oliver B. Shallenberger invented the electric meter (pictured), predecessor to the modern meter used today? Source: "The first electric meter was invented quite by accident. Its creator was tinkering with an arc lamp when he noticed the peculiar way a spring had fallen off of it, as if affected by rotating electric fields. ... Oliver B. Shallenberger receives a patent for the electric meter. There's no free lunch. You'll get an electric bill."here and "So, who do we owe credit to for the modern day design of the electric meter that so unassumingly adds up our periodic power usage? His name is Oliver B. Shallenberger, and his invention enabled so many of us to be connected to the grid and charged accordingly.... They say the greatest ideas are those that stand the test of time. O.B Shallenberger’s design of an induction motor-based electricity meter is still used in most meters today." 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)

5x expanded by Doug Coldwell (talk) and 7&6=thirteen (talk). Nominated by 7&6=thirteen () 22:07, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

Nana Otuo Siriboe II

Created by Crosstemplejay (talk). Self-nominated at 15:54, 12 December 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on December 13[edit]

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