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Notability tag[edit]

Howdy, you put a notability tag on an article I created (Edith Mitchell Dabbs)). I believe I have remedied the problem. Could you take a look? Thanks. Muttnick (talk) 07:15, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

Review my article[edit]

Can you please review my article D/O Parvathamma,Ellidde Illi Tanaka and Bicchugatti Chapter −1 Dalvayi Dange  — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shreyashv26 (talkcontribs) 12:08, 25 June 2019 (UTC) 

DYK for Mottled piculet[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 12 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Mottled piculet, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Mottled piculet. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Mottled piculet), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Materialscientist (talk) 00:22, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Lamellaria perspicua[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 14 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Lamellaria perspicua, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Lamellaria perspicua. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Lamellaria perspicua), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Materialscientist (talk) 00:17, 14 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Royal vole[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 15 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Royal vole, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Royal vole. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Royal vole), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Materialscientist (talk) 00:15, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Lirabuccinum dirum[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 18 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Lirabuccinum dirum, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the dire whelk sometimes shares the prey of the ochre sea star while it is being eaten? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Lirabuccinum dirum. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Lirabuccinum dirum), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Echiura[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 20 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Echiura, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in the 1970s, spoon worms (example pictured) helped promote biodiversity around the effluent outlets from the Los Angeles sewage system? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Echiura. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Echiura), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

Urgent DYK promotion[edit]

Hi Cwmhiraeth, I wouldn't normally ask this but things have stalled to the point where this has become urgent. Template:Did you know nominations/Christ Is Risen! Christ Is Risen! is being held for Easter but hasn't been promoted. The main sticking point is about the image (though the prep did save the image spot for this I assume) but it has approved hooks with and without it. I don't want to be a bother but can I ask if you would be able to promote it to the Easter prep please? The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 09:05, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

Perhaps find someone who has edited after 16 April. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:24, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
Let's see. Yoninah celebrating Passover, Maile approved a hook ... Amakuru, perhaps? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:39, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
@The C of E: I have promoted it, with the image, which seems appropriate to me. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:42, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
Thank you. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 13:04, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
I just want to make sure that you read this. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:12, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
I had read it. It seems to me that, as Easter is a special day in the Christian calendar, it is reasonable to include the image. At other times of year, we can have similar slots for other faiths if people wish to nominate suitable articles and request the dates. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 13:37, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
I am normally all for IAR, but don't see why - only because it's Easter - we should ignore the basic guideline how to illustrate a song. This has nothing to do with religion. I removed a crucifixion image from Die sieben Worte Jesu Christi am Kreuz, as not really to the composition, only its topic. My last word on the topic, but I'd not be surprised if we'd get another round at ERRORS. - Happy Easter. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:34, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

Impacted wisdom teeth[edit]

Dear Cwmhiraeth. In 2014 you did an GA1 review of Impacted wisdom teeth but I was on an extended Wikibreak. I've leaned back in for some other projects, and realized that I'd never followed through on your recommendations. I've made the corrections, and will be renominating the article for GA. I thought I'd let you know, in case you have the motivation to take another look. Thanks again for the work on the initial review, and I apologise for letting your efforts wait 5 years before acting on them. Best. Ian Furst (talk) 14:11, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for the review. Will try to keep the next one under a 60 month cycle time! Ian Furst (talk) 11:48, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Euretaster insignis[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Euretaster insignis at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 19:55, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Euastacus dalagarbe[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 22 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Euastacus dalagarbe, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that among the threats facing the "critically endangered" freshwater crayfish Euastacus dalagarbe are domestic livestock and cane toads? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Euastacus dalagarbe. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Euastacus dalagarbe), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Shrub's Wood Long Barrow[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Shrub's Wood Long Barrow at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 16:55, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Yoga for women[edit]

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Luquillo Experimental Forest[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 25 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Luquillo Experimental Forest, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that an "alarming" decline in arthropod populations in Luquillo Experimental Forest in Puerto Rico has been linked to the warming climate? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Luquillo Experimental Forest. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Luquillo Experimental Forest), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Euretaster insignis[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 26 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Euretaster insignis, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the young of the striking sea star are nourished in a manner described as "cannibalistic ectoparasitism"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Euretaster insignis. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Euretaster insignis), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Sierra de Luquillo[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 27 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Sierra de Luquillo, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the yucca plum pine, the bastard briziletto, and the West Indian sumac grow in the cloud forest on the summits of the Sierra de Luquillo? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Sierra de Luquillo. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Sierra de Luquillo), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Podocarpus coriaceus[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 27 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Podocarpus coriaceus, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the yucca plum pine, the bastard briziletto, and the West Indian sumac grow in the cloud forest on the summits of the Sierra de Luquillo? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Podocarpus coriaceus), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Brunellia comocladifolia[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 27 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Brunellia comocladifolia, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the yucca plum pine, the bastard briziletto, and the West Indian sumac grow in the cloud forest on the summits of the Sierra de Luquillo? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Brunellia comocladifolia), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Weinmannia pinnata[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 27 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Weinmannia pinnata, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the yucca plum pine, the bastard briziletto, and the West Indian sumac grow in the cloud forest on the summits of the Sierra de Luquillo? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Weinmannia pinnata), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

Did you know?[edit]

Congratulations! Yoninah (talk) 19:13, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Mazeno Peak[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Mazeno Peak at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! – Teratix 04:26, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

What[edit]

caused you to revert my source-removals and restore an user-generated website, (that has been *again* removed by another editor) and another shitty magazine, (that has been criticized for factual inaccuracy), over Mazeno Peak? WBGconverse 05:05, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Aporometra wilsoni[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 29 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Aporometra wilsoni, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the crinoid Aporometra wilsoni broods its young in cavities in the feathery pinnules on its arms? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Aporometra wilsoni. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Aporometra wilsoni), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 30 April 2019[edit]

I took an interest in ticks[edit]

Because I was camping recently, and when the sun came out, it got hot, so I opened the tent door, and I saw some creature enter. It was just hanging onto the interior of the tent flap, and waving its antennae at me. I was like, "Is that a tick?!" Yup, it was a tick, and those weren't antennae; they were its front legs. It was probably trying to use its Haller's organ to find me.

I tried to knock it to the tent floor without touching it, and it ended up falling into a pile of camping supplies and vanishing. I couldn't find it. I threw all my camping supplies out of the tent and went through them and still couldn't find the tick. So I actually cut short my camping trip and went home to sleep in my bed rather than stay in that tent with that tick possibly ready to come out of hiding after I fell asleep.

I started reading up, and I realized, it was no accident that the tick showed up; it probably sensed my carbon dioxide, maybe vibrations from my movements, and other host cues and approached for that reason. I hadn't realized they had all those capabilities. Then I thought, "Well, maybe if I stay away awhile and come back, the tick will be dead by then," but nope, they can live for weeks or months just waiting.

So, maybe I need to throw that whole tent into a bonfire and get a new one, and next time I'm taking a slew of different precautions, like putting down some double-sided carpet tape, or some Tangle-Trap sticky coating, around the whole perimeter of the tent area, so that any ticks that crawl up will hopefully get stuck there. Yeah, I could use permethrin, I know, but I didn't really prepare adequately; I figured ticks mostly just hung out in the weeds rather than crawling right up onto and into tents. (When I came back to the tent, there were more ticks crawling on it, and especially hanging onto the tent flap, right near the zipper, presumably to try to ambush me; there must be some really strong cues that let them know I enter and leave by that area, so that's where they can find me.)

I also realize now, it was a mistake to pitch the tent in an area where water collects whenever it rains, and where there's a lot of brush nearby, and where there are signs of wildlife (rabbits, woodchucks, etc.) living in the area; it's kinda like ringing the dinner bell.

Anyway, fascinating creatures. Зенитная Самоходная Установка (talk) 20:21, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

Interesting! You don't say what country you were camping in but I can see that you have been quite put off camping in wild areas, which is a pity. Here in the UK I do not encounter ticks often and when I do, it is generally on the dog. Regards, Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:12, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, I was camping in a wasteland area of Virginia where there's a lot of blackjack (high clay content) soil that lacks permeability, resulting in a lot of standing water. If you look at the photo here next to the caption that says, "BlackJack soils formed from diabase bedrock do not allow water to pass easily" that's pretty much what my campsite looked like. Tick heaven, when there's been some rainfall, because there's a lot of brush, plus puddles where water has collected and not been able to run off anywhere. But if it weren't tick season, it would probably be mosquito season, or else winter.
I wanted to go someplace like Colorado that's a bit nicer but wasn't able to make the arrangements with my sister, who lives there, so ended up just going into the wilderness where I lived. Now I see why people pay money to go to real campsites where they've given you an environment that's been cleared of stuff that would tend to support pests, and has good drainage, etc.
Well, I see my edits to tick got reverted because I copied a little too liberally from some journals, but my takeaway from my research is that for an animal that's so small, ticks are hardy, well-adapted to their niche, and highly sophisticated (e.g. having all those drugs in their saliva to overcome host defenses). They're also dangerous, because they're carrying so many diseases these days. I think in this area, we pretty much all know someone who's suffered a life-changing tick bite. Зенитная Самоходная Установка (talk) 13:35, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
I saw the information that you had added to the Tick article which was deleted. I suggest you try again, using your own words as far as possible. I reckon you find ticks, not just in the sort of location you have described, but also anywhere they have dropped off a previous host and are ready for their next meal. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 17:31, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Shrub's Wood Long Barrow[edit]

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

WikiCup 2019 May newsletter[edit]

The second round of the 2019 WikiCup has now finished. Contestants needed to scored 32 points to advance into round 3. Our top four scorers in round 2 all scored over 400 points and were:

  • Scotland Cas Liber (1210), our winner in 2016, with two featured articles and three DYKs. He also made good use of the bonus points available, more than doubling his score by choosing appropriate articles to work on.
  • Wales Kosack (750), last year's runner up, with an FA, a GA, two FLs, and five DYKs.
  • Pirate Flag of Henry Every.svg Adam Cuerden (480), a WikiCup veteran, with 16 featured pictures, mostly restorations.
  • Kingdom of Prussia Zwerg Nase (461), a seasoned competitor, with a FA, a GA and an ITN item.

Other notable performances were put in by Chicago Barkeep49 with six GAs, United States Ceranthor, England Lee Vilenski, and Saskatchewan Canada Hky, each with seven GARs, and Denmark MPJ-DK with a seven item GT.

So far contestants have achieved nine featured articles between them and a splendid 80 good articles. Commendably, 227 GARs have been completed during the course of the 2019 WikiCup, so the backlog of articles awaiting GA review has been reduced as a result of contestants' activities. The judges are pleased with the thorough GARs that are being performed, and have hardly had to reject any. As we enter the third round, remember that any content promoted after the end of round 2 but before the start of round 3 can be claimed in round 3. Remember too that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed (remember to remove your listing when no longer required). Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Vanamonde (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk) MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:46, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Janaria[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 2 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Janaria, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that staghorn hydrocoral grows on a mollusc shell occupied by a hermit crab? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Janaria. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Janaria), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

Orphan Tagging via Page Curation[edit]

Hi there! Noted you tagged some articles as orphans even when they have incoming links. This is likely due to the old definitions requiring at least 3 links to not be considered an orphans but it had been updated to requiring just 1 link to be declassified as an orphan. Do see WP:ORPHAN for details I am not using the Page Curation tools but there is probably a setting for automated orphan tagging (if there is) to set it as 1. Thanks! --Xaiver0510 (talk) 10:08, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

OK. Thanks for the heads up. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:11, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Maxmuelleria lankesteri[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 3 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Maxmuelleria lankesteri, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the burrow of the spoon worm Maxmuelleria lankesteri is sometimes modified by fish and crustaceans that take up occupancy there? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Maxmuelleria lankesteri. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Maxmuelleria lankesteri), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

Kardaki Temple DYK request[edit]

Hi Cwmhiraeth. I would like to request a last-minute small change to the hook. The current hook is: "... that Kardaki Temple is considered to be the only Greek temple of Doric..." Could you possibly add "in Corfu", after "Kardaki Temple", so that it reads: "... that Kardaki Temple in Corfu is considered to be the only Greek temple of Doric..." Thank you. Dr. K. 01:59, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

@Dr.K.: The hook is currently in Queue 6 where only administrators can make alterations. Looking at the article, it does not mention Corfu when making the claim about the absence of a frieze. If you think the claim should be modified in the hook, change the facts in the article, and then post on the DYK discussion page where an administrator will see your request for changing the hook. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:21, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
Hi Cwmhiraeth. The temple is in Corfu. It is written at the lead. I will ask an admin. Thank you. Dr. K. 05:23, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
@Dr.K.: Not so. The statement "It is considered to be the only Greek temple of Doric architecture that does not have a frieze." does not mention Corfu. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:26, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
Kardaki Temple is in Corfu. So if we add Kardaki Temple, in Corfu blah blah etc. instead of just Kardaki Temple blah etc. is uncontroversial. I just want to specify Kardaki Temple's location on Earth which is Corfu. Dr. K. 05:30, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
I see what you mean. Man, that's a conundrum. Let me see what I can do to fix this. Thanks and sorry. Dr. K. 05:33, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
I give up. It sounds awkward with any formulation I considered. Thank you again Cwmhiraeth, and sorry once more for this disturbance. Dr. K. 05:41, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Boltenia villosa[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 4 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Boltenia villosa, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the hairy sea squirt is preyed on by the Oregon hairy triton? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Boltenia villosa. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Boltenia villosa), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

References in marine biology[edit]

I've noticed you've been having quite a few marine organisms on DYK recently. A specialty of mine is tracking and formatting citations, particularly for original descriptions, alongside with relevant links (see e.g. my edits to Boltenia villosa and Janaria). I've been mostly working on Wikispecies and Wikidata recently, but if you'd like, I'd be interested in collaborating with you on this aspect of your work. Circéus (talk) 11:25, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

@Circeus: Tracking original citations and formatting them correctly is not of prime interest to me, so you are welcome to make improvements as you think fit. I keep a list in my sandbox with a date beside the things I have been working on recently. Lower down the list, the links are mostly ideas for future work. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:27, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Joe Kryczka[edit]

Hi, ALT18 is ready for promotion on this long and complicated template. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 22:27, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

Thank you! Yoninah (talk) 10:29, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Labidochirus splendescens[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 7 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Labidochirus splendescens, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the splendid hermit crab almost exclusively chooses to inhabit a shell on which a colonial hydroid is living? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Labidochirus splendescens. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Labidochirus splendescens), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

Precious
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Seven years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:12, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

  • Thanks for your efforts in distributing these awards, Gerda. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:36, 11 May 2019 (UTC)
It's a pleasure, my pleasure, really, to begin every morning with reasons to be thankful. It's a special pleasure when I recognise the username (admittedly not always), and more so in case of an almost daily fruitful collaboration as with you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:39, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Mazeno Ridge[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 12 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Mazeno Ridge, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the 13 km (8.1 mi) Mazeno Ridge route to the summit of Nanga Parbat was first completed in 2012? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Mazeno Ridge), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:03, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Crinoid[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 13 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Crinoid, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that crinoids (example pictured) are closely related to sea urchins and starfish? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Crinoid. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Crinoid), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

A beautiful image and intriguing hook. No wonder it almost reached 5,000 hits! Congratulations! Yoninah (talk) 21:26, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Prep 3[edit]

Hi, the image hook I placed here was moved up to another queue. I've gone through several other possibilities, but keep finding problems with the nominations. Would you like to promote my Jeff's Gourmet Sausage Factory hook? Yoninah (talk) 21:25, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:24, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! Yoninah (talk) 10:48, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Notocrinus virilis[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 16 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Notocrinus virilis, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the deepwater crinoid Notocrinus virilis broods its young in pouches on its arms? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Notocrinus virilis. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Notocrinus virilis), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

feminist (talk) 02:16, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Bidni[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Prep 6[edit]

Hi, there's a special occasion hook for May 23 that needs to go in this set. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 12:36, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Thank you! Yoninah (talk) 14:05, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.18[edit]

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Hello Cwmhiraeth,

WMF at work on NPP Improvements

Niharika Kohli, a product manager for the growth team, announced that work is underway in implementing improvements to New Page Patrol as part of the 2019 Community Wishlist and suggests all who are interested watch the project page on meta. Two requested improvements have already been completed. These are:

  • Allow filtering by no citations in page curation
  • Not having CSD and PRODs automatically marked as reviewed, reflecting current consensus among reviewers and current Twinkle functionality.
Reliable Sources for NPP

Rosguill has been compiling a list of reliable sources across countries and industries that can be used by new page patrollers to help judge whether an article topic is notable or not. At this point further discussion is needed about if and how this list should be used. Please consider joining the discussion about how this potentially valuable resource should be developed and used.

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Trần dynasty military tactics and organization=[edit]

Hi Cwmhiraeth I saw you added a sign on page Trần dynasty military tactics and organization, can you check it again, user HĐ and user LilHelpa had edits this page, I'm think it look good. Đông Minh (talk) 05:51, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

The article really needs attention from a copyeditor, preferably someone with proficiency in the language. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:28, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Bahía Lomas[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 19 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Bahía Lomas, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that more than twenty species of cetaceans have been stranded on the mudflats of Bahía Lomas? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Bahía Lomas. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Bahía Lomas), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Scaled piculet[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Scaled piculet at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! BlueMoonset (talk) 16:01, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Lasaea rubra[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 20 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Lasaea rubra, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that when several of the small bivalve molluscs Lasaea rubra occupy the same rock crevice, they are likely to be clones? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Lasaea rubra. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Lasaea rubra), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Approval of pages[edit]

Mamallarnarashimavarman (talk) 03:52, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Thank you so much Mamallarnarashimavarman (talk) 09:50, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Nubra River[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 21 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Nubra River, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Nubra River rises from the Siachen Glacier, the second longest non-polar glacier in the world? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Nubra River. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Nubra River), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Pseudamphithoides incurvaria[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 22 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Pseudamphithoides incurvaria, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the small crustacean Pseudamphithoides incurvaria builds itself a home out of forded sea tumbleweed, a brown seaweed that is distasteful to fish? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Pseudamphithoides incurvaria. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Pseudamphithoides incurvaria), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Dictyota bartayresiana[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 22 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Dictyota bartayresiana, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the small crustacean Pseudamphithoides incurvaria builds itself a home out of forded sea tumbleweed, a brown seaweed that is distasteful to fish? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Dictyota bartayresiana), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Kingdom of the Aures[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Kingdom of the Aures at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! MX () 15:56, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Pagurus dalli[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 24 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Pagurus dalli, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the whiteknee hermit crab is benefitted by the presence of the hedgehog hydroid but harmed by the barnacle Clistosaccus? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Pagurus dalli. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Pagurus dalli), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:04, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Schuchertinia milleri[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 24 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Schuchertinia milleri, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the whiteknee hermit crab is benefitted by the presence of the hedgehog hydroid but harmed by the barnacle Clistosaccus? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Schuchertinia milleri), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:04, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Clistosaccus[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 24 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Clistosaccus, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the whiteknee hermit crab is benefitted by the presence of the hedgehog hydroid but harmed by the barnacle Clistosaccus? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Clistosaccus), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:04, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

Out of the depths[edit]

May
Raps, Ehrenbach.jpg
Rapeseed
... with thanks from QAI

You made my day with your bold solution, thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:05, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

Thanks. They told us on the radio to count the number of flowers on a square metre of lawn as we need to encourage our insect pollinators. I thought that was a stupid idea, as most people shave their lawns and as a result, they are devoid of flowers. Think of the millions of insects that are appreciating this splendid field of flowering rape. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:18, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
I do. Flowering of rape is in its last days here, was as splendid as last year when I took the pic. Lawn should become meadow, for the insects ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:54, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
The time sink continues. Perhaps better just approve, and let someone else do the promotion? Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:28, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
Believe it or not, today Six Motets, Op. 82 (Kiel) appeared! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:44, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Excellent. It took 90 days, I think. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 17:24, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

100,000 edits[edit]

I have just been surprised to get a "thank you" notice which stated:

  • "You just made your hundred thousandth edit; thank you for an amazing contribution!" Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:54, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Rook (bird)[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Rook (bird) you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of J Milburn -- J Milburn (talk) 20:20, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Kingdom of the Aurès[edit]

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Scaled piculet[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 29 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Scaled piculet, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that despite being a fairly common bird, the scaled piculet is often overlooked because of its unobtrusive behaviour? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Scaled piculet. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Scaled piculet), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Wildlife of Nigeria[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Wildlife of Nigeria at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! RRD (talk) 04:45, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Gersemia juliepackardae[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 31 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Gersemia juliepackardae, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the deep-sea coral species Gersemia juliepackardae was named for Julie Packard (pictured), executive director of Monterey Bay Aquarium, for her work as an ocean conservationist? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Gersemia juliepackardae), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 May 2019[edit]

Barnstar[edit]

Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Congratulations on 100K edits, and thank you for your hard work behind the scenes at WP:DYK and WP:CUP (among other venues)! SounderBruce 02:20, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Well, thank you. And thanking you in turn for your quality articles on Washington, the MLS Cup etc. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:27, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Niayes[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 2 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Niayes, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Niayes, a region of Senegal important for fishing, market gardening, cattle-grazing, and birds, is at risk of desertification? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Niayes. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Niayes), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Tunicotheres[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 3 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Tunicotheres, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the pea crab Tunicotheres moseri lives inside the water-filled chamber of a sea squirt? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Tunicotheres. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Tunicotheres), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Airport malaria[edit]

Cwmhiraeth, can you please stop by this nomination and see what needs to be done? The most recent post here was a question to you, though there may need to be more done by the nominator aside from this. Thank you very much. BlueMoonset (talk) 23:45, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

May 2019 Tree of Life Newsletter[edit]

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May 2019—Issue 002


Tree of Life


Welcome to the Tree of Life newsletter!
Newly recognized content

Featured article Cretoxyrhina by Macrophyseter
Good article Bramble Cay melomys by The lorax/Vanamonde93, reviewed by Jens Lallensack
Good article Chimpanzee by LittleJerry/Chiswick Chap, reviewed by Tim riley
Good article Spinophorosaurus by FunkMonk/Jens Lallensack, reviewed by Enwebb
Good article Trachodon mummy by Jens Lallensack, reviewed by Gog the Mild
Good article Megabat by Enwebb, reviewed by Jens Lallensack

Newly nominated FAs

Featured article candidate Spinophorosaurus by FunkMonk/Jens Lallensack
Featured article candidate Trachodon mummy by Jens Lallensack




Fundamental changes being discussed at WikiProject Biology

On 23 May, user Prometheus720 created a talk page post, "Revamp of Wikiproject Biology--Who is In?". In the days since, WP:BIOL has been bustling with activity, with over a dozen editors weighing in on this discussion, as well as several others that have subsequently spawned. An undercurrent of thought is that WP:BIOL has too many subprojects, preventing editors from easily interacting and stopping a "critical mass" of collaboration and engagement. Many mergers and consolidations of subprojects have been tentatively listed, with a consolidation of WikiProjects Genetics + Molecular and Cell Biology + Computational Biology + Biophysics currently in discussion. Other ideas being aired include updating old participants lists, redesigning project pages to make them more user-friendly, and clearly identifying long- and short-term goals.

Editor Spotlight: These editors want you to write about dinosaurs

Editors FunkMonk and Jens Lallensack had a very fruitful month, collaborating to bring two dinosaur articles to GA and then nominating them both for FA. They graciously decided to answer some questions for the first ToL Editor Spotlight, giving insight to their successful collaborations, explaining why you should collaborate with them, and also sharing some tidbits about their lives off-Wikipedia.

1) Enwebb: How long have you two been collaborating on articles?

  • Jens Lallensack: I started in the German Wikipedia in 2005 but switched to the English Wikipedia because of its very active dinosaur project. My first major collaboration with FunkMonk was on Heterodontosaurus in 2015.
  • FunkMonk: Yeah, we had interacted already on talk pages and through reviewing each other's articles, and at some point I was thinking of expanding Heterodontosaurus, and realised Jens had already written the German Wikipedia version, so it seemed natural to work together on the English one. Our latest collaboration was Spinophorosaurus, where by another coincidence, I had wanted to work on that article for the WP:Four Award, and it turned out that Jens had a German book about the expedition that found the dinosaur, which I wouldn't have been able to utilise with my meagre German skills. Between those, we also worked on Brachiosaurus, a wider Dinosaur Project collaboration between several editors.

2) Enwebb: Why dinosaurs?

  • JL: Because of the huge public interest in them. But dinosaurs are also highly interesting from a scientific point of view: key evolutionary innovations emerged within this group, such as warm-bloodedness, gigantism, and flight. Dinosaur research is, together with the study of fossil human remains, the most active field in paleontology. New scientific techniques and approaches tend to get developed within this field. Dinosaur research became increasingly interdisciplinary, and now does not only rely on various fields of biology and geology, but also on chemistry and physics, among others. Dinosaurs are therefore ideal to convey scientific methodology to the general public.
  • FM: As outlined above, dinosaurs have been described as a "gateway to science"; if you learn about dinosaurs, you will most likely also learn about a lot of scientific fields you would not necessarily be exposed to otherwise. On a more personal level, having grown up with and being influenced by various dinosaur media, it feels pretty cool to help spread knowledge about these animals, closest we can get to keeping them alive.

3) Enwebb: Why should other editors join you in writing articles related to paleontology? Are you looking to attract new editors, or draw in experienced editors from other areas of Wikipedia?

  • JL: Because we are a small but active and helpful community. Our Dinosaur collaboration, one of the very few active open collaborations in Wikipedia, makes high-level writing on important articles easier and more fun. Our collaboration is especially open to editors without prior experience in high-level writing. But we do not only write articles: several WikiProject Dinosaur participants are artists who do a great job illustrating the articles, and maintain an extensive and very active image review system. In fact, a number of later authors started with contributing images.
  • FM: Anyone who is interested in palaeontology is welcome to try writing articles, and we would be more than willing to help. I find that the more people that work on articles simultaneously with me, the more motivation I get to write myself. I am also one of those editors who started out contributing dinosaur illustrations and making minor edits, and only began writing after some years. But when I got to it, it wasn't as intimidating as I had feared, and I've learned a lot in the process. For example anatomy; if you know dinosaur anatomy, you have a very good framework for understanding the anatomy of other tetrapod animals, including humans.

4) Enwebb: Between the two of you, you have over 300 GA reviews. FunkMonk, you have over 250 of those. What keeps you coming back to review more articles?

  • FM: One of the main reasons I review GANs is to learn more about subjects that seem interesting (or which I would perhaps not come across otherwise). There are of course also more practical reasons, such as helping an article on its way towards FAC, to reduce the GAN backlog, and to "pay back" when I have a nomination up myself. It feels like a win-win situation where I can be entertained by interesting info, while also helping other editors get their nominations in shape, and we'll end up with an article that hopefully serves to educate a lot of people (the greater good).
  • JL: Because I enjoy reading Wikipedia articles and like to learn new things. In addition, reviews give me the opportunity to have direct contact with the authors, and help them to make their articles even better. This is quite rewarding for me personally. But I also review because I consider our GA and FA system to be of fundamental importance for Wikipedia. When I started editing Wikipedia (the German version), the article promotion reviews motivated me and improved my writing skills a lot. Submitting an article for review requires one to get serious and take additional steps to bring the article to the best quality possible. GAs and FAs are also a good starting point for readers, and may motivate them to become authors themselves.

5) Enwebb: What are your editing preferences? Any scripts or gadgets you find invaluable?

  • FM: One script that everyone should know about is the duplink highlight tool. It will show duplinks within the intro and body of a given article separately, and it seems a lot of people still don't know about it, though they are happy when introduced to it. I really liked the citationbot too (since citation consistency is a boring chore to me), but it seems to be blocked at the moment due to some technical issues.
  • JL: I often review using the Wikipedia Beta app on my smartphone, as it allows me to read without needing to sit in front of the PC. For writing, I find the reference management software Zotero invaluable, as it generates citation templates automatically, saving a lot of time.
    • Editor's note: I downloaded Zotero and tried it for the first time and think it is a very useful tool. More here.

6) Enwebb: What would surprise the ToL community to learn about your life off-wiki?

  • FM: Perhaps that I have no background in natural history/science, but work with animation and games. But fascination with and knowledge of nature and animals is actually very helpful when designing and animating characters and creatures, so it isn't that far off, and I can actually use some of the things I learn while writing here for my work (when I wrote the Dromaeosauroides article, it was partially to learn more about the animal for a design-school project).
  • JL: That I am actually doing research on dinosaurs. Though I avoid writing about topics I publish research on, my Wikipedia work helps me to keep a good general overview over the field, and quite regularly I can use what I learned while writing for Wikipedia for my research.

Get in touch with these editors regarding collaboration at WikiProject Dinosaurs!

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DYK for Calma glaucoides[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 5 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Calma glaucoides, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Calma glaucoides has such a rich diet of eggs that it does not need an anus? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Calma glaucoides. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Calma glaucoides), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

Wyss Foundation and the Wyss Campaign for Nature[edit]

Hello again! You helped with the African Parks project a while back, so I was wondering if I might be able to get some feedback on a similar project for the Wyss Foundation. Back in April, the entire "Wyss Campaign for Nature" section was removed from the Wyss Foundation article, which I submitted for review on behalf of the organization. The campaign is ongoing and has received significant coverage, so I'm wondering how the Wyss Campaign for Nature might be covered within the article. I've proposed adding back minimal mention of the campaign with past-focused language, as requested by User:Spintendo, the editor who removed the text. Might you be willing to share some feedback as well, or even update the article appropriately if you feel inclined?

Thanks for your consideration. Inkian Jason (talk) 18:22, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

@Inkian Jason: I am sorry you are having this problem because you are making every effort to stick by the rules for CoI editing and in my view, making a good job of it. However, I am reluctant to get involved in a content-related issue or contradict another editor. Let's see what happens as a result of the discussion on the article talk page, and if it reaches an impasse, I might add something about the campaign to the article myself. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:50, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
No problem, I understand. Thanks for replying. Inkian Jason (talk) 19:01, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
I am still hoping for a second opinion, if you're willing. User:Spintendo has provided feedback but my concern is the information (if added per his suggestion) would have no context for readers. Inkian Jason (talk) 15:35, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for updating the article. Might you be willing to review this request to add one additional sentence as well? Thanks again either way. Inkian Jason (talk) 15:17, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Dadia Forest[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 6 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Dadia Forest, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Dadia is the only European forest in which the four native European species of vulture can be found? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Dadia Forest. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Dadia Forest), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Wildlife of Liberia[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Wildlife of Liberia at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 22:16, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination for Kainji National Park[edit]

I completed a review at Template:Did you know nominations/Kainji National Park, and noted one concern. I look forward to seeing this on the main page. Thanks in advance. Flibirigit (talk) 03:31, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Image?[edit]

I thought that the black person pictured on the Dutch painting (prep 3) almost needed the image, for place in time and style, and being notable for being the first black person pictured on such a painting. If not, please add some time, as mentioned in the nom. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:13, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

@Gerda Arendt: My thinking on the image was that de Bruin is such a minor part of the picture, almost merging into the background, with the main figure not being important enough to have his own article. If the subject of the article had been the painting, then I would have used the image, but as it was about the ex-slave, I thought not. I considered that the inclusion of the dates in the hook was awkward and thought that mention of the Dutch Republic was sufficient to indicate the period in which he lived. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 07:50, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
Understand most, but hw does Dutch Republic give a time frame? Who will click that? For others it may appear just as a synonym for Netherlands. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:13, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Calyptraeotheres garthi[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 10 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Calyptraeotheres garthi, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the pea crab Calyptraeotheres garthi effectively castrates its slipper limpet host, but breeding resumes if the crab is removed? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Calyptraeotheres garthi. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Calyptraeotheres garthi), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Florence Fang[edit]

Surely it deserves the picture slot in another set? This is a gift we should not refuse. Philafrenzy (talk) 07:58, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

You already have the picture slot in Prep 6 and I think the Fang hook will garner plenty of interest in the quirky position. There are just too many nominations with good, relevant images for them all to be promoted to image slots. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:28, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Göreme National Park[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 12 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Göreme National Park, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the landscape of Göreme National Park (pictured) has been formed by volcanic activity followed by erosion? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Göreme National Park. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Göreme National Park), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Patella ferruginea[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Patella ferruginea at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 20:48, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

ID question[edit]

I was hoping you (or someone you know) could help us identify the correct species of bubble coral surrounding the feather duster in the taxobox image at Sabellastarte spectabilis. The discussion is on my User talk:Atsme#Coral question. Thanks in advance... Atsme Talk 📧 21:20, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

@Atsme: Sorry, I don't know at all. On one occasion when I thought a starfish was misidentified in an image, I asked the starfish expert Christopher Mah through his website and he graciously replied and identified it correctly. You could do likewise with a Pacific coral expert. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 04:55, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, Cw. Atsme Talk 📧 09:41, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Hevsel Gardens[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 13 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Hevsel Gardens, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Hevsel Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage site, have been compared to the Garden of Eden? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Hevsel Gardens. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Hevsel Gardens), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Wildlife of Liberia[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 14 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Wildlife of Liberia, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that among the wildlife of Liberia, the rarest mammal may be the Liberian mongoose? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Wildlife of Liberia. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Wildlife of Liberia), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Cycloseris cyclolites[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 15 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Cycloseris cyclolites, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that if the disc coral Cycloseris cyclolites gets buried in sediment, it can "float" itself free? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Cycloseris cyclolites. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Cycloseris cyclolites), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Thanks for reviewing The Demons of Eden, Cwmhiraeth.

Winged Blades of Godric has gone over this page again and marked it as unpatrolled. Their note is:

This, in it's current state, fails WP:NBOOK by a mile or so. I have a feeling that this will be eventually merged to Lydia Cacho but need to do a detailed search for literary reviews.

Please contact Winged Blades of Godric for any further query. Thanks.

Message delivered via the Page Curation tool, on behalf of the reviewer.

WBGconverse 08:52, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Also, Sally L. Wood ought have been marked as a stub. WBGconverse 09:13, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
Same for Melynda Price; stub.
Also, what (in your view) is her claim to notability? Please mention the relevant point(s) of NACADEMIC. WBGconverse 09:16, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
With a backlog of over 5000 articles, you might more usefully patrol new articles yourself rather than spend your time checking mine and complaining here about my inadequacies. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:28, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
That's a poor response and you need to be held accountable for your patrols. I also believe that the above query is reasonably polite and rational, when contrasted with your response.
Furthermore, quality>>>quantity and that there are 5000 (or 50,000) articles in the queue does not entitle bad reviews.
FWIW, I am not checking your reviews and if you see, all the above 3 articles were created by the same user. And, I got involved only after reviewing 2 of her newly-created articles. WBGconverse 09:33, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Leptopentacta elongata[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 16 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Leptopentacta elongata, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the sea cucumber Leptopentacta elongata has a U-shaped or S-shaped body and occupies a burrow in the seabed? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Leptopentacta elongata. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Leptopentacta elongata), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Raet National Park[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 16 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Raet National Park, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Raet is a moraine? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Raet National Park. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Raet National Park), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Patella ferruginea[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 18 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Patella ferruginea, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Al Hoceima National Park is one of the few locations where the giant ribbed Mediterranean limpet (pictured) survives? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Patella ferruginea. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Patella ferruginea), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Al Hoceima National Park[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 18 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Al Hoceima National Park, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Al Hoceima National Park is one of the few locations where the giant ribbed Mediterranean limpet (pictured) survives? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Al Hoceima National Park), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Themiste pyroides[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 19 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Themiste pyroides, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the marine worm Themiste pyroides is unusual in that it forms swarms when breeding? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Themiste pyroides. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Themiste pyroides), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Asplenium fontanum[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Asplenium fontanum at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! – Teratix 10:31, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Discussion at Wikipedia_talk:Did_you_know#Pulled[edit]

 You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia_talk:Did_you_know#Pulled. WBGconverse 15:08, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

To quote from WP:CIR:- The ability to understand their own abilities and competencies, and avoid editing in areas where their lack of skill and/or knowledge causes them to create significant errors for others to clean up. WBGconverse 15:10, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for the heads up. I have that page on my watchlist, so I would have seen the discussion. While talking of competence, look at this mess for an example of incompetence. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:21, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
Much better than sending rubbish to the main page and then, maintaining silence, when people are calling you out. WBGconverse 09:53, 22 June 2019 (UTC)
Not so. Leaving a page in a mess like that was very bad. Your recent edit to the article Rook (bird) seem to indicate that you are trolling me. I have no particular quarrel with you, so please leave me alone. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:03, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Rook (bird)[edit]

The article Rook (bird) you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Rook (bird) for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of J Milburn -- J Milburn (talk) 20:42, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Wildlife of Greece[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 24 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Wildlife of Greece, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that among the varied wildlife of Greece are more than 5,000 species of vascular plant and about 450 species of bird? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Wildlife of Greece. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Wildlife of Greece), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Erythrina berteroana[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 25 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Erythrina berteroana, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that pieces of the small tree Erythrina berteroana are used to make living fence posts? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Erythrina berteroana. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Erythrina berteroana), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Golem (Casken opera)[edit]

Cwmhiraeth, I wasn't sure whether you'd seen that Gerda Arendt recently replied to your most recent review here. I hope that the issues you had have all been addressed now. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 19:38, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/IM 67118[edit]

Cwmhiraeth, in your review response here you use the words "good to go", but there's no icon to indicate that the nomination as a whole has been approved. Can you please stop by to see whether this should have an icon, and if so, add it? Many thanks, and thanks for ticking that nomination I mentioned here earlier today. BlueMoonset (talk) 21:04, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Brachystegia eurycoma[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 27 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Brachystegia eurycoma, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the ripe seed pods of Brachystegia eurycoma burst explosively and throw out the large disc-shaped seeds? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Brachystegia eurycoma. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Brachystegia eurycoma), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 27 June 2019 (UTC)