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My 10 archives are subpages of my talk page. Most recent archive - User talk:SL93/Archive 10. If you have an issue with me not promoting your DYK image hook, please understand that there is only one image hook per prep area and many people want their images promoted. If you still have an issue with that, please take it to the DYK talk page and not my talk page.

DYK for Day of Reckoning (2016 film)

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On 9 September 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Day of Reckoning (2016 film), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a television in the film Day of Reckoning includes scenes from Big Ass Spider!? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Day of Reckoning (2016 film). You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Day of Reckoning (2016 film)), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

—valereee (talk) 00:03, 9 September 2021 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Isol-Aid

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Isol-Aid 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) at your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! lullabying (talk) 07:38, 11 September 2021 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Pierson, Iowa

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Pierson, Iowa 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 SounderBruce -- SounderBruce (talk) 19:40, 13 September 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Maungwudaus

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On 14 September 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Maungwudaus, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that when it was sold in 2002, a painting of the Ojibwe performer Maungwudaus (pictured) was the second-most expensive artwork ever sold in Canada? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Maungwudaus. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Maungwudaus), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:02, 14 September 2021 (UTC)

Janko de Beer, which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created.

Good morning,

I recently noticed that a topic I created more than a year ago, now got deleted. Can you please help with this? A lot of research went into the topic at the time based on valued and reputable sources. I still believe that the topic adds value to Wikipedia's goals and mission.

Please assist me with the restoration thereof, if more editing needs to be done I am open to all suggestions.

Best regards, Annie

--Annie Paterson (talk) 08:57, 14 September 2021 (UTC)

See below:

Your submission at Articles for creation: Janko de Beer has been accepted[edit] AFC-Logo.svgJanko de Beer, which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created. Congratulations, and thank you for helping expand the scope of Wikipedia! We hope you will continue making quality contributions.

The article has been assessed as C-Class, which is recorded on its talk page. This is a great rating for a new article, and places it among the top 18% of accepted submissions — kudos to you! You may like to take a look at the grading scheme to see how you can improve the article.

If you have any questions, you are welcome to ask at the help desk. Once you have made at least 10 edits and had an account for at least four days, you will have the option to create articles yourself without posting a request to Articles for creation.

If you would like to help us improve this process, please consider leaving us some feedback.

Thanks again, and happy editing!

SL93 (talk) 15:27, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

New Page Patrol newsletter September 2021

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New Page Review queue September 2021

Hello SL93,

Please join this discussion - there is increase in the abuse of Wikipedia and its processes by POV pushers, Paid Editors, and by holders of various user rights including Autopatrolled. Even our review systems themselves at AfC and NPR have been infiltrated. The good news is that detection is improving, but the downside is that it creates the need for a huge clean up - which of course adds to backlogs.

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At the time of the last newsletter (#25, December 2020) the backlog was only just over 2,000 articles. New Page Review is an official system. It's the only firewall against the inclusion of new, improper pages.

There are currently 706 New Page Reviewers plus a further 1,080 admins, but as much as nearly 90% of the patrolling is still being done by around only the 20 or so most regular patrollers.

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Request on 05:15:41, 16 September 2021 for assistance on AfC submission by Fatlady903


Hello,

I know its been over two months, but I've just completely forgot to reach out. I have a question about why my submission was declined. The reasoning was because my sources were found to be unreliable. My question is why are they unreliable? The major source that the article cites is part of an 8 volume encyclopedic archive of dominican art history written by a well known dominican painter and art historian. For easier referencing, the ISBN is 978-99934-913-1-6. I'm curious as to what is unreliable? The other two sources cited were from a reputable news source and a book about a comparative study between caribbean cities (ISBN: 978-607-9275-36-5 for referencing). Thanks, 

Fatlady903 (talk) 05:15, 16 September 2021 (UTC)

@Fatlady903: That wasn't the decline reason. It was "This submission is not adequately supported by reliable sources". I will approve it if you can add citations to the last paragraph. SL93 (talk) 05:17, 16 September 2021 (UTC)

Ah, okay now I understand. I've added the proper citations and resubmitted it just now. Also this is my first time interacting with a talk page so I don't know if I am replying to your message right. Let me know if there are any other drawbacks in the article. Thank you.

Fatlady903 (talk) 06:04, 16 September 2021 (UTC)

@Fatlady903: I approved the article. SL93 (talk) 06:07, 16 September 2021 (UTC)

Thank you! Fatlady903 (talk) 06:13, 16 September 2021 (UTC)

Prep sets

Hey SL93, I'm sure you've been around at DYK much longer than I have, but I was told (and my experience has borne out) to leave a couple of slots in the last prep set open just in case a special occasion hook needs to be kicked in at the last second (or if an image slot hook has a copyright problem and needs to be moved out), and since it's easier to build whole prep sets at a time, i usually just leave the last prep set blank. I'm open to other reasoning, though—how do you want to approach this? theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (they/them) 00:38, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

Theleekycauldron I only filled it because the queues are in a backlog and we should be moving back to two a day soon per the DYK talk page. There is no need to do anything. SL93 (talk) 00:50, 18 September 2021 (UTC)
we're back to 120 already? oh boy, that won't be fun for the admins. theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (they/them) 00:56, 18 September 2021 (UTC)
Theleekycauldron It was at 121 and now at 119. The person who brought it up didn't ping any admins. I was about to, but I'm not sure who to ping. SL93 (talk) 00:58, 18 September 2021 (UTC)
Welp, we're switched now—we'll be a lot busier, won't we theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (they/them) 04:53, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Problema bulenta

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On 20 September 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Problema bulenta, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the butterfly rare skipper was only known from five rivers in the United States until sometime in the 1980s? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Problema bulenta. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Problema bulenta), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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) 12:02, 20 September 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Isol-Aid

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On 21 September 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Isol-Aid, which you recently nominated. The fact was ... that the Australian music festival Isol-Aid takes place entirely on Instagram? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Isol-Aid. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Isol-Aid), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:03, 21 September 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Great Dover Street woman

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On 22 September 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Great Dover Street woman, which you recently nominated. The fact was ... that the Great Dover Street woman might be the skeleton of a female gladiator? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Great Dover Street woman. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Great Dover Street woman), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:03, 22 September 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Jacquelyn Reingold

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On 23 September 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Jacquelyn Reingold, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Jacquelyn Reingold knew nothing about string theory until she wrote a play about it? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Jacquelyn Reingold. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Jacquelyn Reingold), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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) 12:03, 23 September 2021 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Pierson, Iowa

The article Pierson, Iowa you nominated as a good article has failed Symbol oppose vote.svg; see Talk:Pierson, Iowa for reasons why the nomination failed. If or when these points have been taken care of, you may apply for a new nomination of the article. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of SounderBruce -- SounderBruce (talk) 01:21, 24 September 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Carol K. Mack

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On 25 September 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Carol K. Mack, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that playwright Carol K. Mack wrote the thriller novel The Chameleon Variant in 1980 with Rutgers University biologist David Ehrenfeld? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Carol K. Mack. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Carol K. Mack), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:03, 25 September 2021 (UTC)

Request on 09:59:50, 26 September 2021 for assistance on AfC submission by Mivida2021


Hi I just submitted my article for the second time with added references from published sources like newspapers and e magazines.Yet the draft wasn't accepted. There were few citations too but my draft isn't passable yet. Can you kindly help me understand what's gone wrong again? I really need assistance in this to make my article accepted in wiki. can you help. my kind regards. Thank you.

Mivida2021 (talk) 09:59, 26 September 2021 (UTC)

@Mivida2021: The article is almost completely unreferenced. SL93 (talk) 14:22, 26 September 2021 (UTC)
Breakdown of the sources -
The first source only has "Canadian Chamber of Commerce: www.cancham.org.eg"
The second source is a press release so it is an unreliable source.
The third source only has one sentence of coverage about the organization in a three sentence article.
The fourth source is workable.
The fifth source only mentions the organization for a few sentences.
The sixth source is a home page.
The seventh source is a home page.
The eighth source is workable.
The ninth source doesn't have significant coverage of the organization. SL93 (talk) 14:22, 26 September 2021 (UTC)
Add at least one more source with significant coverage (companies and organizations are held to a higher standard for references that have significant coverage), source the article correctly, and remove all promotional language - "located in the heart of Cairo", "majorly working", "defined achievements", "They believe in the development of small businesses", etc. SL93 (talk) 14:22, 26 September 2021 (UTC)


Thank you. This is made clear. I will work on it. I have resubmitted it with another reliable source i could find. Not sure if you could look into it. but if possible can you say if the edit is fine to be passable. Would really appreciate if you could guide a bit further if possible. Thanks in advance. Mivida2021 (talk)

Request on 13:19:20, 28 September 2021 for assistance on AfC submission by Mivida2021


Hi SL93. I'm not sure if my previous message had reached you. I thank you for your time in helping me understand why the article wasn't passable. I ve already sourced out a new article and have made changes to the draft. I have re submitted it. I am not sure if you could look into it. please let me know if the article is passable. I would really appreciate if you could advise me on this. Thanks in advance.

Mivida2021 (talk) 13:19, 28 September 2021 (UTC)

The article is still mostly unreferenced. SL93 (talk) 22:12, 28 September 2021 (UTC)

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DYK for Wickiup Hill

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On 2 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Wickiup Hill, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Wickiup Hill has undocumented Native American burial grounds that are protected by Iowa law? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Wickiup Hill. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Wickiup Hill), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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, 2 October 2021 (UTC)

DYK nomination of O. Kay Henderson

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of O. Kay Henderson 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) at your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! —Bagumba (talk) 08:16, 3 October 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Iowa Authors and Their Works

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On 4 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Iowa Authors and Their Works, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the 1918 book Iowa Authors and Their Works was an attempt to document all Iowa authors and their writing starting from 1880? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Iowa Authors and Their Works. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Iowa Authors and Their Works), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:02, 4 October 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Wapsipinicon Almanac

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On 6 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Wapsipinicon Almanac, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Wapsipinicon Almanac was started "to silence anyone who thinks Iowa doesn't have a literary culture"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Wapsipinicon Almanac. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Wapsipinicon Almanac), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

Hog Farm Talk 04:29, 6 October 2021 (UTC)

A cookie for you!

Choco chip cookie.png Thank you for working through some of the AfC submissions! S0091 (talk) 00:40, 7 October 2021 (UTC)
@S0091: You're welcome. I'm doing what I can. The backlog is insane. SL93 (talk) 00:45, 7 October 2021 (UTC)
Its all relative. NPP is arguably worse and AfC was real bad before July (5 months!). I worry about this place sometimes but then it seems "magic" happens, although short-lived, it gets whatever the fire is of the day, month, etc. until control. S0091 (talk) 00:52, 7 October 2021 (UTC)

thank you

the CSD tag was really freaking me out—I really appreciate you stepping in. :) theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (they/them) 00:06, 9 October 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Catharine Brant

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On 16 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Catharine Brant, which you recently nominated. The fact was ... that Clan Mother Catharine Brant had the right to nominate the Tekarihogen, the most important civil chief of the Mohawk nation? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Catharine Brant. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Catharine Brant), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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 October 2021 (UTC)

My apology

really sorry dude. I'm so serious on royalty AfDs. That's why. pls forgive me. You are a good editor and promoted many GA articles. Keep up your great works. I'm still a minor. Sorry. VocalIndia (talk) 18:36, 16 October 2021 (UTC)

A cute kitten for you!

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My apology. :(

VocalIndia (talk) 18:41, 16 October 2021 (UTC)

Esther Woolfson

I saw your great work on Corvus: A Life with Birds, so I created a draft for Esther Woolfson. I think she herself may make a good DYK at some point too! Best, Thriley (talk) 03:36, 21 October 2021 (UTC)

Thriley Thanks for the compliment. Good luck on the article. SL93 (talk) 18:32, 21 October 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Ivory Winston

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On 21 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ivory Winston, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that African American Ivory Winston sang for President Harry S. Truman's birthday and was "Iowa's First Lady of Song"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ivory Winston. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Ivory Winston), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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) 12:02, 21 October 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Pierson, Iowa

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On 22 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Pierson, Iowa, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the World War I memorial in Pierson, Iowa, was rededicated in 2018 by the Pritzker Military Museum & Library? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Pierson, Iowa. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Pierson, Iowa), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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) 12:02, 22 October 2021 (UTC)

Draft:Faberlic

Hello. I translated an article from the Russian Wikipedia. There is also this article in the Polish, Ukrainian and Turkish Wikipedia. In Russian it was more voluminous, so I translated it from there. Will there be time to take a look ? Thanks ! 37.230.234.79 (talk) 12:07, 22 October 2021 (UTC)

37.230.234.79 Please don't ask me for help with AFC drafts that I haven't been a part of in any way. It's annoying when editors (and IPs) do that. SL93 (talk) 03:31, 23 October 2021 (UTC)

Hi SL93

Hi, I wrote an article about Dbvisualizer and got this: "This submission's references do not show that the subject qualifies for a Wikipedia article—that is, they do not show significant coverage (not just passing mentions) about the subject in published, reliable, secondary sources that are independent of the subject. Before any resubmission, additional references meeting these criteria should be added (see technical help and learn about mistakes to avoid when addressing this issue). If no additional references exist, the subject is not suitable for Wikipedia."

What can I do to get this approved? Thank you

Best regards Hagelin-Linder — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hagelin-Linder (talkcontribs) 15:59, 22 October 2021 (UTC)

Hagelin-Linder Source review.
First reference - It is a description of the software with a download link and user reviews.
Second - A Disqus blog = unreliable source when the author isn't notable in that field.
Third - It is not independent of the subject and is a download page.
Fourth - It's a profile of the creator so it is not an independent source. It doesn't even verify the sentence that it is used as a reference on.
Fifth - It is not independent of the subject because it is from BEA Systems which partnered with DbVisualizer.
Sixth - A list of alternatives is not significant coverage.
Seventh - It doesn't mention the software.
Eighth - Unreliable blog.
Ninth - A simple description page for the software. Also not independent coverage.
Tenth - Not independent coverage.
Eleventh - YouTube. Not even from a reliable publisher.
Twelth - The official website = not independent.
The references are not even sourcing much of the content that it proclaims to be sourcing. SL93 (talk) 03:28, 23 October 2021 (UTC)

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DYK for O. Kay Henderson

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On 26 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article O. Kay Henderson, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that reporter O. Kay Henderson, who has interviewed U.S. presidential candidates, is considered by national media to be an Iowa political authority? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/O. Kay Henderson. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, O. Kay Henderson), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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) 00:03, 26 October 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Pauline Brown Humphrey

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On 26 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Pauline Brown Humphrey, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that cosmetologist Pauline Brown Humphrey opened a beauty shop for African-American women in the Women's Army Corps in Fort Des Moines? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Pauline Brown Humphrey. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Pauline Brown Humphrey), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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) 12:02, 26 October 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Elaine Estes

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On 31 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Elaine Estes, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Elaine Estes, the first African American director of the Des Moines Public Library, holds a patent on her parents' barbecue sauce? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Elaine Estes. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Elaine Estes), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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) 00:03, 31 October 2021 (UTC)

WikiCup 2021 November newsletter

The WikiCup is over for another year and the finalists can relax! Our Champion this year is Botswana The Rambling Man (submissions), who amassed over 5000 points in the final round, achieving 8 featured articles and almost 500 reviews. It was a very competitive round; seven of the finalists achieved over 1000 points in the round (enough to win the 2019 contest), and three scored over 3000 (enough to win the 2020 event). Our 2021 finalists and their scores were:

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DYK for Frank Jeremiah Armstrong

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On 5 November 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Frank Jeremiah Armstrong, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Frank Jeremiah Armstrong (pictured), the first African-American graduate of Cornell College, became an assistant to Booker T. Washington? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Frank Jeremiah Armstrong. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Frank Jeremiah Armstrong), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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) 00:02, 5 November 2021 (UTC)

The Purple Star Hook update
Your hook reached 10,969 views (441.7 per hour), making it one of the most viewed hooks of November 2021—nice work!

theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (they/them) 07:22, 9 November 2021 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Junk Head (film)

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DYK for Corvus: A Life with Birds

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On 11 November 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Corvus: A Life with Birds, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the non-fiction book Corvus: A Life with Birds focuses on a rook named after a drag queen called "Madame Chickeboumskaya"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Corvus: A Life with Birds. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Corvus: A Life with Birds), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:03, 11 November 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Dyssodia papposa

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On 12 November 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Dyssodia papposa, which you recently nominated. The fact was ... that the plant Dyssodia papposa was given to horses for coughs by the Dakota and smoked for epilepsy by the Keres? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Dyssodia papposa. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Dyssodia papposa), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

—valereee (talk) 12:02, 12 November 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Right to sit

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On 12 November 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Right to sit, which you recently nominated. The fact was ... that workers have the right to sit in some jurisdictions? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Right to sit. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Right to sit), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

—valereee (talk) 12:03, 12 November 2021 (UTC)

DYK for The Summit of the Gods (film)

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On 13 November 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article The Summit of the Gods (film), which you recently nominated. The fact was ... that the French animated film The Summit of the Gods is based on a Japanese manga series? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/The Summit of the Gods (film). You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, The Summit of the Gods (film)), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:02, 13 November 2021 (UTC)

DYK for City Dump: The Story of the 1951 CCNY Basketball Scandal

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On 13 November 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article City Dump: The Story of the 1951 CCNY Basketball Scandal, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that none of the six then-living CCNY players were interviewed for the 1998 documentary film City Dump: The Story of the 1951 CCNY Basketball Scandal? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/City Dump: The Story of the 1951 CCNY Basketball Scandal. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, City Dump: The Story of the 1951 CCNY Basketball Scandal), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:03, 13 November 2021 (UTC)

November songs
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Thank you for another good one, and caring about preps! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:51, 18 November 2021 (UTC)

Gerda Arendt You're welcome. I appreciate your comment. SL93 (talk) 23:09, 18 November 2021 (UTC)

Your comments

You wrote: "That is not a valid reason to decline a draft." Did you think I had declined it? What made you think that? Deb (talk) 09:38, 14 November 2021 (UTC)

Deb I misread the situation. I'm sorry and I wasn't trying to cause any harm. SL93 (talk) 14:39, 14 November 2021 (UTC)
No worries. Deb (talk) 14:14, 15 November 2021 (UTC)

The Chestnut Man page

Hi SL93, you recently approved my submission of the draft for The Chestnut Man. While this submission was pending (I had to resubmit it twice), another editor created the same page, under the name The Chestnut Man (TV series). By this point, that page is more developed than the one I created, but essentially, there exists a duplicate of the same page. What is the easiest way to merge the two? Should I create a redirect, or is there a better way to go about it? Thank you. Revirvlkodlaku (talk) 01:52, 15 November 2021 (UTC)

Revirvlkodlaku I moved the article back to draft space and tagged the redirect for speedy deletion. Once that happens, I will rename the other article to The Chestnut Man. Though I am wondering how long you knew of the other article. SL93 (talk) 02:04, 15 November 2021 (UTC)
Thanks SL93. I knew of the other article more or less all along ;) Revirvlkodlaku (talk) 02:06, 15 November 2021 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Nerds 2.0.1

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DYK for Herb Plambeck

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On 21 November 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Herb Plambeck, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Herb Plambeck was the founder of the National Plowing Match in Dexter, Iowa? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Herb Plambeck. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Herb Plambeck), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:02, 21 November 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Walnut Creek (Raccoon River tributary)

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On 21 November 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Walnut Creek (Raccoon River tributary), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the tributary Walnut Creek in Iowa was named for the black walnut trees which once lined the creek before early settlers cleared them? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Walnut Creek (Raccoon River tributary). You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Walnut Creek (Raccoon River tributary)), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:02, 21 November 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Junk Head

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On 22 November 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Junk Head, which you recently nominated. The fact was ... that a short version of the Japanese stop motion film Junk Head was favorably reviewed by director Guillermo del Toro? You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Junk Head), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:03, 22 November 2021 (UTC)

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Song Zhuo Qun DYK

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Song Zhuo Qun 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) at your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know!

Specifically, the potential issue is just with the article's titling -- sources all use the first name first (Western naming convention, so "Zhuo Qun Song"). I've also pinged the article creator to the discussion to see what they think. eviolite (talk) 01:55, 28 November 2021 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Felix O'Day (novel)

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DYK for G. D. Sweet Famous Players

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On 30 November 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article G. D. Sweet Famous Players, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that not so much as a "hell" or "damn" was permitted at G. D. Sweet Famous Players' "Sunday school" productions? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/G. D. Sweet Famous Players. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, G. D. Sweet Famous Players), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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) 00:02, 30 November 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Nerds 2.0.1

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On 30 November 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Nerds 2.0.1, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the documentary Nerds 2.0.1 has been criticized for racial inequality among its 50 featured pioneers of the internet? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Nerds 2.0.1. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Nerds 2.0.1), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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) 00:02, 30 November 2021 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Tom Grogan

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I have sent you a note about a page you reviewed

yeesh, this automatic note thing sucks. give me a second to rewrite: hi! small question about the Spotify Kids article: I'm a little new to this, but I'm not seeing super sturdy sourcing—? business insider and tech crunch are "no consensus" at WP:RSP (the latter being specifically noted as less useful for notability), MakeUseOf isn't even notable enough for an entry, much less reputable, and I can't see how Adweek is reliable either. The verge is reliable, so that's some moderately in-depth coverage—what am I missing here? Help is appreciated theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (they/them) 04:10, 1 December 2021 (UTC)

Theleekycauldron Odd that it notified me. I marked it as reviewed due to there being no consensus of TechCrunch and Business Insider being reliable. I would say that Adweek is reliable based on its Wikipedia article and this. You could tag place a notability tag on it and get these comments to the creator. SL93 (talk) 04:27, 1 December 2021 (UTC)
I think of it as like AfD. A no consensus close defaults to keep. I also don't see any use in tagging the article when many sources like this can be found within seconds on Google. SL93 (talk) 04:37, 1 December 2021 (UTC)
oh, interesting. I always thought no consensus on an AfD defaults to keep, and no consensus on sourcing defaults to unreliable. but the variety source is solid, yeah—no reason to tag when the sourcing is out there. Thanks for the explanation! theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (they/them) 04:40, 1 December 2021 (UTC)
Theleekycauldron I think it of that way personally, partially due to TechCrunch being used as a reference in thousands of articles. SL93 (talk) 04:42, 1 December 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Linda Albertini

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On 4 December 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Linda Albertini, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Italian actress Linda Albertini used her abilities as a former circus acrobat in silent films? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Linda Albertini. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Linda Albertini), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

Schwede66 00:02, 4 December 2021 (UTC)

any chance you could cover the next prep set?

i'd owe ya one—there's quite a few nominations stuck at the back that I can't promote (i know you can't touch two of 'em either, but it'd really be a help if you could take care of the others). Thanks in advance! theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (they/she) 23:06, 9 December 2021 (UTC)

Theleekycauldron I can. SL93 (talk) 23:22, 9 December 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Mr. Bloom

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On 14 December 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Mr. Bloom, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Batman supervillain Mr. Bloom was created to be the "anti-Joker"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Mr. Bloom. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Mr. Bloom), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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) 00:03, 14 December 2021 (UTC)

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Your hook reached 8,174 views (681.2 per hour), making it one of the most viewed hooks of December 2021—nice work!
it looks like wikipedia's servers will cache old (wrong) results for pageview queries, which means that my script is a little behind just manually querying the API, but I can just tell you right now that I was wonderfully wrong re. my prediction :) theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (they/she) 01:29, 15 December 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Zhuo Qun Song

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On 14 December 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Zhuo Qun Song, which you recently nominated. The fact was ... that Chinese-Canadian Zhuo Qun Song is currently the most decorated International Mathematical Olympiad contestant? You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Zhuo Qun Song), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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) 12:03, 14 December 2021 (UTC)

Zhuo Qun Song edit

Hi. Thanks for your help in getting this page into DYK status. Really appreciate it.

Just fyi, one of the users undid your edit. Feels a bit like vandalism trying to downplay the subject's achievement. I don't see any other page having such a note. But I'm not the one to make that call so I thought it would be best for you to decide.

-Imcdc (talk) 03:51, 16 December 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Tom Grogan

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On 19 December 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Tom Grogan, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the 1896 novel Tom Grogan by Francis Hopkinson Smith was adapted into a play the same year? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Tom Grogan. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Tom Grogan), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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 December 2021 (UTC)

DYK for It's Christmas, Eve

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On 24 December 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article It's Christmas, Eve, which you recently nominated. The fact was ... that the 2018 film soundtrack album It's Christmas, Eve by LeAnn Rimes originated from a movie in which Rimes played the main character? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/It's Christmas, Eve. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, It's Christmas, Eve), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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) 00:03, 24 December 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Jingle Cats

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On 24 December 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Jingle Cats, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the album series Jingle Cats spawned Jingle Dogs, Jingle Babies, and a Japanese video game in which "the object is to breed and care for cats, which begin to sing when they're done copulating"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Jingle Cats. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Jingle Cats), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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) 00:03, 24 December 2021 (UTC)

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DYK for Felix O'Day (novel)

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On 3 January 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Felix O'Day (novel), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that "the crowning achievement" of Francis Hopkinson Smith, the novel Felix O'Day, was not published until after his death? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Felix O'Day (novel). You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Felix O'Day (novel)), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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, 3 January 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Ouanga (film)

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On 3 January 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ouanga (film), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the director of the 1936 film The Love Wanga was threatened by having a wanga placed in his car? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ouanga (film). You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Ouanga (film)), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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) 12:02, 3 January 2022 (UTC)

Request on 22:40:37, 4 January 2022 for assistance on AfC submission by UNEndViolence


Hi there, Thank you in advance for the help. We prepared and submitted a draft page for our office, but it hasn't been published because it is-apparently- written more like an advertisement than a page. Interestingly enough, most of the content was previously published in a different page (and accepted as was). So we would like to seek your advice on how to make the above page "publishable". We tried our best to describe the activities and work of the offie-we don't sell any products or aim/exist to generate any profit, so we it is not clear to us why the page was not accepted.

Thank you very much in advance for the help.

UNEndViolence (talk) 22:40, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of G. D. Sweet Famous Players

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DYK for John Giordano (martial artist)

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On 8 January 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article John Giordano (martial artist), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that American martial artist John Giordano, who taught karate to women alongside men and disabled people in the 1970s, held plays similar to kabuki theatre? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/John Giordano (martial artist). You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, John Giordano (martial artist)), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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) 12:03, 8 January 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Ladoga Skerries National Park

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On 10 January 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ladoga Skerries National Park, which you recently nominated. The fact was ... that Ladoga Skerries National Park (pictured) in Russia has more than 350 species of various liverworts, hornworts and mosses? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ladoga Skerries National Park. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Ladoga Skerries National Park), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:02, 10 January 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Interplay Sports Baseball Edition 2000

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On 10 January 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Interplay Sports Baseball Edition 2000, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the 1999 video game Interplay Sports Baseball Edition 2000 used a public-address announcer while its rivals were switching to two commentators as featured on real MLB game broadcasts? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Interplay Sports Baseball Edition 2000. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Interplay Sports Baseball Edition 2000), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:02, 10 January 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Hồ Xá

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On 20 January 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Hồ Xá, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the township of Hồ Xá in Vietnam was once known as the "B-52 bomb pocket"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Hồ Xá. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Hồ Xá), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:02, 20 January 2022 (UTC)

Your FAC query

Hi SL93, sorry I never got around to responding to your query about FAC before you removed it. Did you get some answers to your question elsewhere? Cheers  — Amakuru (talk) 11:37, 20 January 2022 (UTC)

Amakuru I removed it because I was getting a bit frustrated with the FAC process. My opinion has changed for the better after receiving a third support while I was sleeping. Sorry for removing it, it had nothing to do with you and just had to do with my frustration. I'm interested in any answers that you can provide again. SL93 (talk) 18:50, 20 January 2022 (UTC)
Amakuru Just seeing if I should ask someone else. SL93 (talk) 18:15, 22 January 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Road Demon

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On 21 January 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Road Demon, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the 1938 film Road Demon contains footage of well-known accidents that occurred at Indianapolis Motor Speedway? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Road Demon. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Road Demon), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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, 21 January 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

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On 21 January 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the short story collection Drinking Coffee Elsewhere was chosen by John Updike as a selection for the Today Show book club on NBC? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Drinking Coffee Elsewhere. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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, 21 January 2022 (UTC)

Wellbee

Not sure the right hook is being used there. CDC is a term that probably only Americans will understand and we have lost the year for context. It is also not one of the approved hooks. What about "that in the 1960s, Wellbee (pictured) encouraged Americans to be vaccinated against polio and diphtheria? Philafrenzy (talk) 09:37, 23 January 2022 (UTC)

Philafrenzy My only edit to the hook was changing America to United States. Theleekycauldron is the correct person to talk to although the year is at the end of the hook. SL93 (talk) 12:54, 23 January 2022 (UTC)
@Philafrenzy: Hi there, sorry about that! I've tweaked it to ... that in the 1960s, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)'s Wellbee (pictured) encouraged Americans to get vaccinated against polio and diphtheria? I just don't want people to look at "Centers for Disease Control" and not put together that it's the CDC, since lots of Americans will respond to the CDC much more than the full name. Does that work for you? theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (they/she) 13:05, 23 January 2022 (UTC)
Thanks, wouldn't it be a lot simpler as ...that in the 1960s, Wellbee (pictured) encouraged Americans to get vaccinated against polio and diphtheria? Philafrenzy (talk) 13:44, 23 January 2022 (UTC)
Pinging Theleekycauldron just in case. SL93 (talk) 16:05, 23 January 2022 (UTC)
Re-pinging Theleekycauldron as we still seem to have the clunky version. Philafrenzy (talk) 15:52, 25 January 2022 (UTC)
@Philafrenzy: ah, right, sorry. My thought is that the CDC is a pretty prominent organization now—people may find it enticing to learn more about the history of the agency. I happen think that upshot's worth the extra characters, at least as far as view count goes. What do you think? theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (she/they) 15:55, 25 January 2022 (UTC)
Just that the subject of the hook is Wellbee not the CDC and readers can follow up on the CDC if they want to in the article and its links. Philafrenzy (talk) 16:12, 25 January 2022 (UTC)
P.S. do we ever put the image on the left as that might work better here? Philafrenzy (talk) 16:15, 25 January 2022 (UTC)
@Philafrenzy: oh, sorry, I don't mean that people will want to click on the CDC—of course, they should be following up after clicking through to Wellbee, but I think the CDC's grabbiness as a spotlighted (sometimes not uncontroversially) government agency is an upshot as far as bolded article clicks go. theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (she/they) 16:24, 25 January 2022 (UTC)
That makes four links in the hook, with the CDC coming immediately before the actual subject of the hook. I am sure it will get plenty of attention without adding the Centers for Disease Control's immediately before, as it has a striking image. Philafrenzy (talk) 16:29, 25 January 2022 (UTC)
@Philafrenzy: sorry that this one slipped my mind, it's in queue now—should probably take it to WT:DYK. theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (she/they) 16:32, 25 January 2022 (UTC)
What about the positioning of the image? Philafrenzy (talk) 16:34, 25 January 2022 (UTC)
No, I've never seen an image be positioned at the left as far as I've been here (nor from checking all the archives)—doesn't make sense to misalign the bullet points to me theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (she/they) 16:35, 25 January 2022 (UTC)

Please, provide a few links of other early 20th-century American film articles that have been declined for the reason that you gave.

You declined my draft article with the comment "Declining submission: nn - Submission is about a topic not yet shown to meet general notability guidelines (be more specific if possible." Has any other American film from 1929 (or the 1920s) been declined for your reason of "a topic not yet shown to meet general notability guidelines...?" Aren't all films released for commercial public viewing (in the 1920s) automatically meet "general notability? Aren't American films of the 1920s a "topic" of notability? I have viewed many film articles, which look just like mt draft article, yet they have not been declined. Please, provide a few links of other early 20th-century American film articles that have been declined for the reason that you gave. [[1]] --Ooligan (talk) 18:21, 23 January 2022 (UTC)

Ooligan I refuse to look through my AFC declines for 1920s films due it being unnecessary. "Aren't all films released for commercial public viewing (in the 1920s) automatically meet "general notability? Aren't American films of the 1920s a "topic" of notability?" - No and depends on shown coverage. The relevant notability guideline is WP:NF. There might be sources out there, but it is up to you to find them. " I have viewed many film articles, which look just like mt draft article, yet they have not been declined." Like what? Did they even go through AFC? There are tons of bad quality articles on Wikipedia in the hundreds that no one has gotten around to nominating for deletion. Take a look at this category for an example. SL93 (talk) 19:39, 23 January 2022 (UTC)

Tom Grogan

Just now saw your recent expansion of and DYK listing for Tom Grogan - great work! I much enjoyed the novel when I read it about 10 years ago.--Milowenthasspoken 20:32, 24 January 2022 (UTC)

Milowent Thank you. I created an article by the same author for DYK at Template:Did you know nominations/Felix O'Day (novel) and I thought that it would be nice to work on another one. SL93 (talk) 20:50, 24 January 2022 (UTC)
Ah, very nice! I mean to get around to Colonel Carter of Cartersville (1891) someday if no one else does. It was a legitimate big hit in its day, also became a play and silent film.--Milowenthasspoken 21:09, 24 January 2022 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Designasaurus

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Designasaurus 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) at your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! PCN02WPS (talk | contribs) 21:29, 25 January 2022 (UTC)

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