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


Count of DYK Hooks
Section # of Hooks # Verified
December 26 1
January 4 1
January 7 1
January 9 1
January 11 1 1
January 12 2
January 19 1
January 20 1
January 28 1
February 1 1
February 6 1
February 8 2
February 10 2
February 11 1
February 12 1
February 13 1 1
February 14 2 1
February 15 3 1
February 16 2 1
February 17 1 1
February 18 1 1
February 19 3 3
February 20 4 1
February 21 6 6
February 22 7 5
February 23 6 5
February 24 5 4
February 25 3 3
February 26 11 5
February 27 11 8
February 28 10 6
March 1 8 8
March 2 6 3
March 3 17 11
March 4 8 3
March 5 9 3
March 6 12 1
March 7 5 3
March 8 8 5
March 9 10 5
March 10 14 7
March 11 6 3
March 12 12 7
March 13 5 3
March 14 6 2
March 15 12 3
March 16 6 5
March 17 4
March 18 8 3
March 19 10 3
March 20 6 5
March 21 4 1
Total 270 137
Last updated 21:42, 21 March 2018 UTC
Current time is 22:21, 21 March 2018 UTC [refresh]

Instructions for nominators[edit]

Create a subpage for your new DYK suggestion and then list the page below under the date the article was created or the expansion began or it became a good article (not the date you submit it here), with the newest dates at the bottom. Any registered user may nominate a DYK suggestion (if you are not a registered user, please leave a message at the bottom of the DYK project talk page with the details of the article you would like to nominate and the hook you would like to propose); self-nominations are permitted and encouraged. Thanks for participating and please remember to check back for comments on your nomination (consider watchlisting your nomination page).

If this is your first nomination, please read the DYK rules before continuing:
Official DYK criteria: DYK rules and supplementary guidelines
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To nominate an article[edit]

Read these instructions completely before proceeding.
For simplified instructions, see User:Rjanag/Quick DYK 2.
Create the nomination subpage.

Enter the article title in the box below and click the button. (To nominate multiple articles together, enter any or all of the article titles.) You will then be taken to a preloaded nomination page.

Write the nomination.

On the nomination page, fill in the relevant information. See Template:NewDYKnomination and {{NewDYKnomination/guide}} for further information.

  • Not every line of the template needs to be filled in. For instance, if you are not nominating an image to appear with your hook, there is no need to fill in the image-related lines.
  • Add an edit summary e.g. "Nominating YOUR ARTICLE TITLE for DYK" and click Save page.
  • Make sure the nomination page is on your watchlist, so you can follow the review discussion.

In the current nominations section find the subsection for the date on which the article was created or on which expansion began (or, if a new Good Article, the date on which it became a GA), not the date on which you make the nomination.

  • At the top of that subsection (before other nominations already there, but below the section head and hidden comment) add {{Did you know nominations/YOUR ARTICLE TITLE}}.
  • Add an edit summary e.g. "Nominating YOUR ARTICLE TITLE for DYK" and click Save page.
  • Consider adding {{Did you know nominations/YOUR ARTICLE TITLE}} to the article's talk page (without a section heading‍—‌the template adds a section heading automatically).

How to review a nomination[edit]

Any editor who was not involved in writing/expanding or nominating an article may review it by checking to see that the article meets all the DYK criteria (long enough, new enough, no serious editorial or content issues) and the hook is cited. Editors may also alter the suggested hook to improve it, suggest new hooks, or even lend a hand and make edits to the article to which the hook applies so that the hook is supported and accurate. For a more detailed discussion of the DYK rules and review process see the supplementary guidelines and the WP:Did you know/Reviewing guide.

To post a comment or review on a DYK nomination, follow the steps outlined below:

  • Look through this page, Template talk:Did you know, to find a nomination you would like to comment on.
  • Click the "Review or comment" link at the top of the nomination. You will be taken to the nomination subpage.
  • The top of the page includes a list of the DYK criteria. Check the article to ensure it meets all the relevant criteria.
  • To indicate the result of the review (i.e., whether the nomination passes, fails, or needs some minor changes), leave a signed comment on the page. Please begin with one of the 5 review symbols that appear at the top of the edit screen, and then indicate all aspects of the article that you have reviewed; your comment should look something like the following:

    Article length and age are fine, no copyvio or plagiarism concerns, reliable sources are used. But the hook needs to be shortened.

    If you are the first person to comment on the nomination, there will be a line :* <!-- REPLACE THIS LINE TO WRITE FIRST COMMENT, KEEPING :* --> showing you where you should put the comment.
  • Save the page.

If there is any problem or concern about a nomination, please consider notifying the nominator by placing {{subst:DYKproblem|Article|header=yes|sig=yes}} on the nominator's talk page.

Frequently asked questions[edit]


This page is often backlogged. As long as your submission is still on the page, it will stay there until an editor reviews it. Since editors are encouraged to review the oldest submissions first (so that those hooks don't grow stale), it may take several weeks until your submission is reviewed. In the meantime, please consider reviewing another submission (not your own) to help reduce the backlog (see instructions above).

Where is my hook?[edit]

If you can't find the nomination you submitted to this nominations page, it may have been approved and is on the approved nominations page waiting to be promoted. It could also have been added to one of the prep areas, promoted from prep to a queue, or is on the main page.

If the nominated hook is in none of those places, then the nomination has probably been rejected. Such a rejection usually only occurs if it was at least a couple of weeks old and had unresolved issues for which any discussion had gone stale. If you think your nomination was unfairly rejected, you can query this on the DYK discussion page, but as a general rule such nominations will only be restored in exceptional circumstances.

Search archived DYK nomination discussions[edit]

Instructions for other editors[edit]

How to promote an accepted hook[edit]

  • See Wikipedia:Did you know/Preparation areas for full instructions.
  • Hooks that have been approved are located on the approved nominations page.
  • In one window, open the DYK nomination subpage of the hook you would like to promote.
  • In another window, open the prep set you intend to add the hook to.
  • In the prep set...
    • Paste the hook into the hook area (be sure to not paste in that that)
    • Paste the credit information ({{DYKmake}} and/or {{DYKnom}}) into the credits area.
    • Add an edit summary, e.g. "Promoted [[Jane Fonda]]", preview, and save
  • Back on DYK nomination page...
    • change {{DYKsubpage to {{subst:DYKsubpage
    • change |passed= to |passed=yes
    • Add an edit summary, e.g. "Promoted to Prep 3", preview, and save

How to remove a rejected hook[edit]

  • Open the DYK nomination subpage of the hook you would like to remove. (It's best to wait several days after a reviewer has rejected the hook, just in case someone contests or the article undergoes a large change.)
  • In the window where the DYK nomination subpage is open, replace the line {{DYKsubpage with {{subst:DYKsubpage, and replace |passed= with |passed=no. Then save the page. This has the effect of wrapping up the discussion on the DYK nomination subpage in a blue archive box and stating that the nomination was unsuccessful, as well as adding the nomination to a category for archival purposes.

How to remove a hook from the prep areas or queue[edit]

  • Edit the prep area or queue where the hook is and remove the hook and the credits associated with it.
  • Go to the hook's nomination subpage (there should have been a link to it in the credits section).
    • View the edit history for that page
    • Go back to the last version before the edit where the hook was promoted, and revert to that version to make the nomination active again.
    • Add a new icon on the nomination subpage to cancel the previous tick and leave a comment after it explaining that the hook was removed from the prep area or queue, and why, so that later reviewers are aware of this issue.
  • Add a transclusion of the template back to this page so that reviewers can see it. It goes under the date that it was first created/expanded/listed as a GA. You may need to add back the day header for that date if it had been removed from this page.
  • If you removed the hook from a queue, it is best to either replace it with another hook from one of the prep areas, or to leave a message at WT:DYK asking someone else to do so.
  • Add a link to the nomination subpage at Wikipedia:Did you know/Removed to help in tracking removals.

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

  • Don't; it should not ever be necessary, and will break some links which will later need to be repaired. Even if you change the title of the article, you don't need to move the nomination page.


Older nominations[edit]

Articles created/expanded on January 4[edit]

Internationales Sachsensymposion

Sutton Hoo helmet replica
Sutton Hoo helmet replica

5x expanded by Usernameunique (talk). Self-nominated at 03:16, 4 January 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg - Length, Date, QPQ, Cite, and Earwigs check. Image appears to be freely licensed. Mifter (talk) 04:16, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg I have returned this from prep because I think the article is lacking in sources independent of the subject. Gatoclass (talk) 16:53, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Gatoclass, added another source. I could pull together more sources if you like, but most are in German, or simply say "this paper was presented at the [year] Sachsensymposion." --Usernameunique (talk) 17:48, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
Usernameunique, the problem with your new source is that it really only constitutes a "trivial mention", per WP:GNG. I think what you need is one or two independent sources that give "significant coverage" per the guideline. Gatoclass (talk) 10:24, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Gatoclass, it looks like yet another source was added several hours after your above post, though Usernameunique did not mention that here, and no one else noticed because the nomination hadn't been retranscluded. I've added it back to the Nominations page, so it will be back on our radar, and was hoping you could take another look and see whether the new source offers "significant coverage". Thanks for taking another look. BlueMoonset (talk) 17:13, 21 March 2018 (UTC)
  • BlueMoonset, thanks for adding it back to the list. Gatoclass, I've also just added a book by Myres, which adds to the history of the organization (and verifies what is already there), and speaks to its importance. There's another book by Myres that also speaks about it, which I will add later this week (have to get the physical copy). Please let me know if you think it needs any more sourcing. --Usernameunique (talk) 21:03, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 7[edit]

Ancient Beringian

  • that the Ancient Beringian are the first population of Paleo-Indians, which migrated from Siberia across Beringia and into Alaska during the lithic stage approximately twenty thousand years ago?

Created by IQ125 (talk). Self-nominated at 12:04, 7 January 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg New enough, long enough, neutral, cited (but see note after this line), no obvious copyvios (paraphrasing to be checked after cites are improved, again see note). Hook is on the border of being too long and should probably be cut down. There's about three distinct facts in there, if not more. A good interesting hook usually has at most two facts within it, usually one. The biggest problem here is the inline citations. Throwing seven inline cites on every sentence isn't particularly informative about where the information is coming from. Please improve the inline citations so that each sentence is cited only to the reference (or references) being used to support it. After that, I'll check for close paraphrasing and double-check that all of this is verified. ~ Rob13Talk 09:06, 8 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Note: article has been proposed to be merged into another article; nomination is on hold until the merger proposal has been closed. BlueMoonset (talk) 15:44, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 9[edit]

Styling Garage

500 SGS Gullwing
500 SGS Gullwing

Created by Mr.choppers (talk). Self-nominated at 16:39, 9 January 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg @Mr.choppers: New enough and long enough. The hook, though very interesting, gives me a little pause. The source is some sort of fan site, so I'm not sure about the reliability of it, while in terms of tone, the way it's written seems not quite encyclopedic. Let me try this... Raymie (tc) 21:42, 9 January 2018 (UTC)
ALT1: ... that Styling Garage charged luxury car customers almost the cost of the vehicle to convert it to gullwing doors?
@Raymie: Yes, sure, but the reason I wrote "another direction" is that it sounds strange and thus operates to hook the reader to make them click through. "Gullwing doors" kind of explains the whole thing, thus making it less likely to be clicked. As for the cost of the conversion, it is also listed in various old magazines, I reckoned a clickable source would be optimal (as fan-like as it may be). Should I add another source?  Mr.choppers | ✎  04:04, 10 January 2018 (UTC)
User:Mr.choppers, suspense doesn't really work like this in DYK; that's not what will make people click on--it's the ridiculous price tag. Drmies (talk) 01:49, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg OK, I got a bigger problem with this--notability is based only on two articles in Der Spiegel. I am not sure this would pass AfD, and even if it would, we have such a huge amount of weak if not unreliable sources in the article that this is not, in my opinion, a good article to put on the front page. Drmies (talk) 02:12, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
  • @Drmies: Sure, the website is not peer-reviewed - as I figured a clickable link would be best for the DYK process. To me a hook is something one uses to make a person want to click and read, from the DYK page: When you write the hook, please make it "hooky", that is, short, punchy, catchy, and likely to draw the readers in to wanting to read the article. Suspense and price both help making it interesting. The sources are all good and I bridle at the intimation that they are unreliable - I have no interest in spreading falsehood. I will be happy to provide scans of the original articles if someone would like to see. Lastly, how is notability only based on the Der Spiegel articles? I provided at least ten sources, many period ones.  Mr.choppers | ✎  16:05, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
  • User:Mr.choppers, what we need is reliable sources, which should be independent of the subject. I can go through every single one of them, but not right now. What I can say is that besides Der Spiegel you have a one-page article from a French magazine that apparently verifies only that they made this one particular car, and one from a German magazine that apparently mentions their brake pads. I can't see those, but what they supposedly verify gives me little reason to think that those are in-depth discussions of the subject of the article. Besides that, there's catalogs, websites (1000SEL), and the company website. Drmies (talk) 15:25, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
Maybe I can help here. Der Spiegel certainly seem to have had a bee in their bonnet about this company: here's another article from 2005? (I can't examine it, they are objecting to my ad blocker). And maybe this fansite passes muster. It and a rather odd source ultimately deriving from Baron Thyssen-Bornemissza, which I have just added to the article, give a 2007 date for the company being finally wound up, so I've gone ahead and made that change. I'm sure there was in fact extensive news coverage back in the day, but Der Spiegel appears to have by far the best online archive, is all. Yngvadottir (talk) 17:32, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
Brake pads? Are we looking at the same article? The printed sources are three issues of a German annual and one French, as well as an Indonesian source. They mention a variety of models, some specifications, and the royal customers of SGS, which imho help establish notability. At no point is there a discussion of brake pads - however, SGS became notorious for disconnecting ABS brakes on cars meant for the Arab world, and their successor company carried out a shooting brake version of the VW Corrado. Best,  Mr.choppers | ✎  21:43, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
If they are so notorious, surely there's sourcing for that. Drmies (talk) 02:19, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
The situation and SGS' admissal are both sourced from Der Spiegel (Mist Gebaut, p. 90). I was just trying to figure out what you meant when you were talking about brake pads.  Mr.choppers | ✎  15:37, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 12[edit]

McCallum Bagpipes

Created by Rey grschel (talk). Self-nominated at 08:44, 15 January 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article is new enough, long enough and within policy regarding neutrality, sourcing and close paraphrasing (Earwig maxes out at 2.0%). The original hook is far more interesting than ALT1, but both are neutral, within length and properly sourced. This appears to be the nominator's first DYK, so no QPQ would be needed.
@Rey grschel: Before this can proceed, can you please add citations where there are "citation needed" tags in the article. Thanks. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:10, 27 January 2018 (UTC)
@Cwmhiraeth: I've removed the unreferenced claims, as I could not find sources to support them. {{u|Rey_grschel}} {Talk} 00:54, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, gave it a quick copyedit, and formatted all the referencing. I have a question as to whether the company's logo is really public domain, or fair use. @The Rambling Man: could you enlighten us here? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 15:52, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment – I moved this entry from the DYK approved page back to the DYK nomination page as per the concerns presented in the discussion. North America1000 14:44, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • AFAIK, the threshold of originality in the UK is much lower than the US. With the target design and font choice, I expect this to be copyrighted in the UK.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 03:13, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
  • In that case, Chris Woodrich, does this need a non-free license (UK-based) for the logo to be used in the article, or would it not be eligible for such a license? (If ineligible, would the logo image then need to be removed from the article?) BlueMoonset (talk) 05:20, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Current logos are generally eligible. It's also possible to upload as free in the US only (like File:EDGE magazine (logo).svg) on the English Wikipedia (and delete it form Commons).  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 07:09, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

Dai County, Dai Commandery, Dai (Spring and Autumn period), Dai Prefecture

The Bianjian Drum Tower in Dai County, China
The Bianjian Drum Tower in Dai County, China

5x expanded by LlywelynII (talk). Self-nominated at 15:16, 19 January 2018 (UTC).

  • Comment: Probably neater and tidier to process these all at once. I'll still be working and cleaning up the other articles over the next few days, but I'll park this here and get this started since everything is already 5× and the county article is bumping up against its deadline. (It was 5× on the 12th; the rest are more recent.)
  • COMMENT: This proposed DYK and one from January 22 both use the same image. If both are approved, perhaps one can give up the image.David notMD (talk) 12:28, 25 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Or they could both use it. It's a nice image. This hook could also use a map or image of the old city of Dai in Hebei, too, if the reviewer prefers. We'll wait until there is one and see what s/he says. — LlywelynII 09:25, 26 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Three of these articles are five-fold expansions and one replaces a redirect (is new). They are all long enough and have been nominated in time. The image is suitably licensed and the articles are neutral. Many of the sources are in Chinese or not available to me, and Earwig found nothing to be concerned about. Four QPQs have been done. No doubt the hooks are all accurate, but please could you spell out precisely where these facts are stated in the article(s) so that anyone ignorant of Chinese geography can see that they are true. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:34, 31 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Cwmhiraeth & LlywelynII, in Dai Prefecture, the sentence "Daizhou was named after Dai Commandery, ... even though Guangwu County had not been part of it." appears to be the one substantiating the hook, and in Dai County, the sentence "Daizhou had taken its name from the recently abolished Dai Commandery, despite having never been part of it" seems to do the same. Is that what you were looking for Cwmhiraeth, or did you have something else in mind? --Usernameunique (talk) 16:45, 20 March 2018 (UTC) Fix ping: LlywelynII --Usernameunique (talk) 16:46, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
  • @Usernameunique: I should never have attempted to review the nomination. If you are happy that the hooks (or one of the hooks) are made out, why don't you give the nomination a tick based on the rest of my review. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 20:24, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Added a clause to make it a bit more explicit, so I think the issue has been resolved, and based on Cwmhiraeth's earlier review, I'm giving a tick. --Usernameunique (talk) 22:18, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 19[edit]

Fly Fishing: Memories of Angling Days

Created by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 20:38, 19 January 2018 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Article is new enough and long enough. It is neutral. First hook is fine but I doubt it will make much sense to anyone outside the UK or younger than a certain age. That may not matter for April Fools. Second hook doesn't work for me even as an April Fools. Did some copy editing on the article. It's pseudonymous not ghost written. Removed the Daily Mail reference. I was puzzled by ref 1 Organization Theory, Challenges and Perspectives. It seems unlikely and a text search on Amazon did not show the word Hartley. Can we improve on ref 5 "The Man In the Know" in the Daily Record which has a bye-line of "showbiz Sam". Is there a better source for it being a best-seller? I doubt that this should really be a separate article. It should probably be part of J. R. Hartley who as a fictional character is hardly likely to be notable for anything else. Philafrenzy (talk) 09:51, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
@Philafrenzy: The CTI source is here, I have added another source to suppliment the Record one. The book is separate from the ad beyond being inspired by it, no point in merging. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 08:22, 22 January 2018 (UTC)
I am ready to tick it but before I do, do you have a different wording for the alt as it doesn't work with "Did you know that" in front of it. I have warmed to it. Also, the first one isn't strictly speaking a factual statement about the article subject, Wikipedia does not have the book. Not sure whether that matters for April fool's. Perhaps other people have a view on the hooks, the other matters having been resolved. Philafrenzy (talk) 21:58, 23 January 2018 (UTC)
@Philafrenzy: Strictly speaking, under E1 of the Wikipedia:Did you know/Supplementary guidelines, "that" doesn't need to be the lead word. So if you read it as "Did you know if we have a copy....", it makes more sense (for an AFD hook of course!). If you're not happy with that, I will try to reword it. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 17:38, 25 January 2018 (UTC)
With the exception of a couple of April Fools' Day hooks, I've never seen a hook without "that" survive to make it to the main page, so you may have a chance here because of AFDay. I'm not sure it works, though, and it may get taken up by our friends of the DYK talk page if they don't think it does. BlueMoonset (talk) 02:27, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Neither hook makes the slightest bit of sense to me, if it doesn't translate beyond the borders of a specific country, it shouldn't be run IMO. Gatoclass (talk) 10:05, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • The more I think on it, the more I agree. I've struck both hooks. The first is completely opaque to a non-Brit (and probably opaque to many Brits), and the second blathers on before we discover that it's apparently an author hoping that we have his book (though he or she is apparently part of that we, which is even more confusing). This needs something that's generally accessible to an April Fools' audience. BlueMoonset (talk) 19:30, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
Waiting for agreement on a hook. Philafrenzy (talk) 14:36, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
Agreement with whom @Philafrenzy:? The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 20:45, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
Between you and the people who don't like your hooks. Philafrenzy (talk) 21:45, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

ALT3 is not completely accurate and is not really an April Fools hook IMO. Suggested alt:

I'm inclined to think that might diminish the curiosity factor somewhat, but if you want to add an alt with the full title The C of E, I have no objection to that. Gatoclass (talk) 08:47, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
ALT5... that Fly Fishing by J.R. Hartley was written by a fictional character from a TV advertisement? @Gatoclass: The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 08:58, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
Fine by me The C of E, we can leave the set builder to choose the version they prefer. I have struck the earlier hooks on the basis that there was no agreement on them. Thanks, Gatoclass (talk) 09:05, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
I thought Michael Russell wrote it? Philafrenzy (talk) 09:56, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
Yes, under the pseudonym of J. R. Hartley, a fictional character from a TV advertisement. Gatoclass (talk) 10:48, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Philafrenzy, Gatoclass, so far as I can see, this nomination is still not approved. Philafrenzy, this was originally your review; do you feel you can continue, or is a new reviewer needed. (Since ALT4 is Gatoclass's, and ALT5 a variant on it, Gatoclass can't approve either of the remaining hooks.) BlueMoonset (talk) 19:32, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
We still don't have an acceptable hook. Call me pedantic if you like but the book was not written by a fictional character as such a thing is impossible, it was written by Michael Russell. It needs some sort of rewording. Whether any humour will remain then is doubtful. Sorry C of E but this all proceeds from the article (which should not even exist) being based on a too-clever idea. Why don't you call for a new reviewer? Philafrenzy (talk) 10:45, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was written by Mark Twain. Did Mark Twain actually exist? No, he was a fiction created by the real author, Samuel Langhorne Clemens. So in that sense, one could say the book was written by a fictional character. The same applies in this case.
Hooks appearing on April Fools day still have to be true in some way, but they don't have to be literally true, if they did, April Fools day at DYK would probably be unviable. Gatoclass (talk) 10:43, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
Mark Twain was a pseudonym, not a fictional character. Philafrenzy (talk) 10:59, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
Not a fictional character, no, but a fictitious identity. J. B. Hartley is likewise a fictitious identity, but in this case he also happens to be a fictional character in a TV advertisement. Gatoclass (talk) 11:42, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
This proves my point. It is all too complicated and metaphysical. You can't rely on our readers bothering with all that stuff. Philafrenzy (talk) 12:01, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
There's nothing to figure out Phil! It's right there in the article, sheesh. Gatoclass (talk) 13:31, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Fine I will leave it open for another reviewer for this April Fools Hook, but in doing so I am leaving the original open for consideration too. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 16:15, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Sorry, the original hook was not acceptable and has been struck again. BlueMoonset (talk) 00:52, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on January 20[edit]

Warwick Castle, Maida Vale

The Warwick Castle sign
The Warwick Castle sign
  • ... that Howard Marks concluded a drug deal at the Warwick Castle (pictured), with half of a consignment of Thai grass hidden in a car parked outside? Source: link Mr Nice, By Howard Marks. Canongate Books, 7 Jul 2011.

5x expanded by Edwardx (talk), Widefox (talk), and Philafrenzy (talk). Nominated by Edwardx (talk) at 13:11, 21 January 2018 (UTC).

  • Misleading as Warwick Castle is well known. Suggest disambiguate using "pub" and/or "London". Source is a primary, if that's relevant for DYK. Widefox; talk 14:24, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
  • DYK has a long tradition of hooks that can be somewhat misleading. In any event, the image clearly shows it is not a "real" castle. Edwardx (talk) 14:41, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Article is new enough, was expanded more than enough to stop an AfD stone dead, the hook is interesting and cited to Howard Marks' biography. Obviously I register "Warwick Castle, Maida Vale" as a pub immediately, but if you put (pictured) next to "Warwick Castle" most people will get it. I had the pleasure of seeing Mr Marks do a lecture about 20 years ago and the auditorium absolutely reeked of marajuana with people blatantly skinning up in their seats (not me, I was just interested in hearing what he had to say!), so I can't see he would have had an issue with the facts presented here. Oh, and you'll need a QPQ before this gets queued. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 22:38, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
I'm bringing this back from queue as The Rambling Man has raised concerns about the hook - perhaps we could just go with ALT1 instead? Also QPQ needs to be done. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 22:50, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
Indeed, I'm sure Cwmhiraeth checked for the QPQ, but in any case, the main hook (while actually interesting) seems highly unlikely to be true at all. ALT1 seems reasonably okay to me. The Rambling Man (talk) 22:53, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Why should the first hook be unlikely to be true? All right its from his autobiography, but it was published by Secker & Warburg, not self-published, and the source was a large scale convicted drug smuggler. The size of the "consignment" is not mentioned in the hook or the article and is irrelevant. The word just means a quantity of uncertain size. I suggest it is highly likely to be true. If necessary, the statement can simply be qualified with "according to Howard Mark's autobiography" or similar wording. Philafrenzy (talk) 21:56, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
    The size of the deal is mentioned twice in the link, 2000 kilos. And it's not "irrelevant" if it's unlikely to be true. What you "suggest" is irrelevant. The Rambling Man (talk) 22:01, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
All we assert is that a convicted drug dealer did a drugs deal. The fact he was probably a bit vague about the size of the deal is not relevant unless we mention the size in the hook or article. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:05, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
No, you say "half the consignment" which equates to 1000 kilos. It is absolutely relevant because it's utterly impossible. The Rambling Man (talk) 22:18, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
There is absolutely no need to engage in OR about how much drugs can be fitted in a saloon car as you did elsewhere and no basis for rejecting the first hook. We write from the sources. Both the hook and the article are sound and already use a non-specific quantity. They just need a slight qualification that it was according to his reminiscences. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:25, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
Actually, I asked a simple question, how much can a "car" take fully loaded? The answer is much less than a ton. The fact that the article and hook decided to ignore the blatantly impossible task of shoving a ton of hash into a "car" doesn't make it right to create an obfuscated sentence and hook about it. The Rambling Man (talk) 22:30, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
Neither the article or the hook make any claim that the car contained any specific amount. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:45, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
Yet both are sourced to the claim that there was a 2000 kilo consignment, half of which Marks claimed went in his car. Are you not getting the problem here? The Rambling Man (talk) 22:47, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
Everyone knows that drug shipments get split up as they go through the pipeline. As a native English speaker you will also know that half does not necessarily mean exactly half, it's often a turn of phrase for a non specific quantity. There is also mention elsewhere in the source of a van. Perhaps by car he really meant van. We don't need to obsess about this. We have a convicted drug dealer saying he did a drug deal of some sort in a named place. It's fine. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:02, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
No, it's not fine. This is an encyclopedia, not a collection of "everyone knows" stories. The source says a car, the source says half a consignment, the source says the consignment was 2000 kilos. It's not fine. Find another hook. This is becoming tedious now. The Rambling Man (talk) 23:04, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
P.S. You accused me of OR about three sentences back. Review your last post here. OR in every single sentence. Amazing. The Rambling Man (talk) 23:11, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
But not in the hook or the article. That's the point, we write from the sources. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:22, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
What?! This is circular. Just find a more appropriate hook, not one which is patently fake. The Rambling Man (talk) 06:26, 22 February 2018 (UTC)
It is not patently fake. Convicted drug dealer writes in his memoirs that he did a deal with some drugs in a car outside a particular pub. The fact that the exact amount involved is questionable is irrelevant.
If a convicted bank robber writes in his memoirs that he robbed Barclays Bank of £1M but it more probably was £0.5m we can still say here "According to the memoirs of bank robber X, he stole money from Barclays Bank". We don't need to start doing calculations of how much money can fit in a Ford Mondeo. Philafrenzy (talk) 06:45, 22 February 2018 (UTC)
It was purely a demonstration of how utterly false the story was, and thus how utter bunkum the hook was. Sorry if that wasn't clear enough for you. The Rambling Man (talk) 08:21, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

Alt 2... that according to his memoirs, Howard Marks concluded a drug deal at the Warwick Castle (pictured), with a consignment of Thai grass hidden in a car parked outside? Philafrenzy (talk) 07:39, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

Symbol redirect vote 4.svg I like Alt 2, but think it would be fairer for a third party to sign off on this. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 16:40, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 1[edit]

Wang Bingzhang (general)

Wang Bingzhang
Wang Bingzhang

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 19:44, 2 February 2018 (UTC).

  • On it.

    Symbol question.svg New enough; long enough [~4.8k elig. chars.]; Earwig finds no copyvio; probably about as well-sourced as possible in English and well written without any of the POVy tone situations like this lend themselves to; I always prefer {{chinese}} infoboxes (allows Wade, &c., more easily and avoids the malformatted semicolons of {{zh}}) and have started adding External links to the Baidu Baike and Baike.com articles on Chinese topics, but I'll just leave that for Zanhe to consider since we were having some issues earlier. Apologies on my end, and happy Spring Festival. =) 

    QPQ still needed.

    As far as the hook, it all checks out except for the without being charged of a crime part. The People's Daily explicitly accuses him of involvement in the Lin Biao conspiracy; Phoenix News just says he was held, using his daughter as its source; China's Space Program similarly just says he was arrested, although not on the linked page, so I might be missing something there. Now, they didn't prosecute him when he got out (saw that) but is there one of the sources that explicitly says that he was never charged with a crime while being held? I'd imagine something like "sedition", "treason", &c. related to Mao's fears about the clique around Lin Biao could easily have been made or mooted, even though they never got the evidence to finalize the sentence with a judge. If I didn't miss something (easily possible: just explain if I'm missing something from the Chinese sources) and no one came out and said that, you can probably still make this work with a little rephrasing about "declining to prosecute" or sth.

    The pic has a Chinese license but apparently (?) needs a separate American one to be used freely, since Wikipedia's based in the US. — LlywelynII 09:22, 3 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks for pointing out the error in the hook. It should read "without being convicted of a crime", but I got careless after spending hours poring over the sources. So here's ALT1:
  • ALT1 ... that Lt. Gen. Wang Bingzhang (pictured), head of China's ballistic missile and satellite programs, was imprisoned for ten years without being convicted of a crime?
I've added the Chinese infobox module to the infobox. I prefer the Chinese infobox too, but sometimes get lazy :).
Regarding the image, there have been complex discussions about the URAA at the Commons, but the current situation is that URAA images are ok for the commons, which means ok for DYK (see official position of the Wikimedia Foundation and community decision).
QPQ has been added.
No worries about the past issues. New year, new beginning :) -Zanhe (talk) 20:59, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 6[edit]

Nobel Prize effect

Created by Anachronist (talk). Self-nominated at 22:31, 6 February 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Hmmm, moved to mainspace from draft on 26 Jan (prose portion around 500 characters excluding block quotes) and expanded to about 1300 characters (excluding block quotes) on 6 Feb. Based on this, I have to say it is ineligible for now since it's not new enough and not long enough. Manelolo (talk) 08:45, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
@Manelolo: Um, no, that isn't how it happened. If you look at my talk page User talk:Anachronist#Moved to Draft, you'll see that someone else (not me) unilaterally moved it from my userspace to draft on 1/26 and I moved it back to my user space immediately (mistakenly moving it to main space for less than 1 minute). It had been languishing in my userspace since 2014. Then I spent several days communicating with the publisher of one of the sources to get the citation right (because Google Books wasn't citing it properly), before moving it to main space on February 6. The article has resided in main space less than 1 day total so far. Here's the timeline from the move logs:
I hope that clears things up. It was in main space for less than 1 minute on 26 Feb. As for the length, I expanded it a bit more today and it now passes DYKcheck. ~Anachronist (talk) 16:40, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
@Anachronist: Ha, ok, interesting turns of events, never seen that before! Prose length now 1600, new enough (de facto move date to mainspace on 6 Feb), within policy. Hooks and QPQ ok. I favour ALT0 as the more interesting one. Maybe ALT1 might be more catchy like this: "... that Nobel laureates often are expected to be experts even outside their field of work?" Manelolo (talk) 23:45, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
I also favor ALT0 (which is why I put it first), but I like your ALT1 much better than mine, so I now prefer either one equally. ~Anachronist (talk) 03:19, 8 February 2018 (UTC)


I took a look at the article and notice that it is basically a series of 3 observations strung together. The article barely passes 1500 characters, and most of that is the introduction to the quotes. The main sources for the subject are a 2008 paper and a response to that paper. I'm wondering if this is WP:SYNTH or syllogism rather than an encyclopedic subject? Yoninah (talk) 09:06, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
A valid observation. IMHO it's not WP:SYNTH. It's a subcategory of Winner and loser effects and the different effects of the Nobel peace prize specifically are documented outside of the article's sources even by a quick search (The Winner Effect: How Power Affects Your Brain, pp. 141-143; How your life changes when you win a Nobel prize; Too big to fault? Effects of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize on Norwegian exports to China and foreign policy). One ponders if it needs its own article per WP:GNG or if it could be within Winner and loser effects.
That being said, the article would benefit from more work. I passed it to encourage article building and since it met the technicalities. I'll let others weigh in now. Manelolo (talk) 09:24, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
@Manelolo: if you felt the article didn't meet GNG or could be merged, and additionally that "the article would benefit from more work", you shouldn't have passed it. As much as we try to encourage new editors, we don't encourage substandard work on the main page. I'm returning it to the noms page. Yoninah (talk) 15:13, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

@Yoninah: The Nobel Prize effect has nothing to do with winner and loser effects; I have no idea why that was even suggested. That article is about a biological phenomenon, and doesn't even mention human social interactions. The Nobel Prize effect is a social phenomenon that has had reliable source coverage. It wouldn't be appropriate to merge the two subjects. In my view, there are sufficient sources about the Nobel Prize effect to warrant a stand-alone article, which is why I wrote it (I had come across the term repeatedly while browsing one day, so I decided to dig further and write an article about it). Initially the information I was seeing (many trivial mentions which I didn't bother to cite) weren't about the Peace Prize, but then I came across those sources about the Peace Prize and because they went into such depth, I felt it would violate WP:UNDUE to leave them out.

I also point out that all DYK articles "could benefit from more work." That's kind of the point, isn't it? ~Anachronist (talk) 16:39, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

@Anachronist: I agree with you that this is not a candidate for merger to winner and loser effects. But the sourcing does need to be improved. If you do have additional sources, please add them to show significance. Yoninah (talk) 18:01, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
@Yoninah: Huh. Well, I spent a whole week going back and forth with the publisher of one source before they found the actual citation for me (that's the Google Books source, and Google had it wrong). I thought the sources in there give pretty extensive coverage already, which is why I submitted this to DYK. I can look for more, but at the moment I'm in a crunch at work before leaving to settle some funeral affairs, so it may be a while before I can do more research. ~Anachronist (talk) 01:12, 27 February 2018 (UTC)
  • @Anachronist:, well, if you're willing to find more sources that specifically talk about this phenomenon, we can certainly wait for a few weeks. Yoninah (talk) 20:59, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 8[edit]

The Infinity Gauntlet

5x expanded by Argento Surfer (talk). Self-nominated at 18:34, 9 February 2018 (UTC).

Symbol possible vote.svg Apart from the lack of a QPQ, DYKcheck reckons that not enough has been done. Here is its report. Andrew D. (talk) 18:42, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

  • Prose size (text only): 32228 characters (5370 words) "readable prose size"
  • Article created by on March 9, 2004
  • Assuming article is at 5x now, expansion began 81 edits ago on October 7, 2015
  • Article has not been created or expanded 5x or promoted to Good Article within the past 10 days (855 days)
@Andrew Davidson: I've expanded the lead, but I'm not able to use the DYKcheck tool. Could you please specify exactly how much more work is needed? I was using Word to compare, and I'm seeing a comparison of 5,799 words/35,389 characters in its current state to 1,098 words/6,695 characters on February 7. Argento Surfer (talk) 18:57, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • DYKcheck still isn't satisfied but when I run it for the 2 Feb version, it gives a size of 5698 which is less than 20% of the current size that it reports -- 32,960. So, let's assume that's ok for now. As a QPQ has been done now, I'll start a more detailed review. Andrew D. (talk) 14:13, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
@Argento Surfer: Sorry to keep you; it's on my list but I've not gotten to it yet. What I did do was pick up a copy in Forbidden Planet the other day. I'm familiar with the story from other works but hadn't read through the original mini-series yet. More soon. Andrew D. (talk) 16:00, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
Cool. Just wanted to make sure it was still on your radar. I'm sure you'll enjoy the book! Argento Surfer (talk) 16:05, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
@Andrew Davidson:, I don't mean to rush you, but the film comes out 4/23/18. I'd like to have this on the main page prior to release. Argento Surfer (talk) 13:40, 21 March 2018 (UTC)
  • @Argento Surfer: Sorry to keep you. We've had some nasty weather in the UK ("the beast from the east") and I got a cold. But Spring is here now so I'll get on it. Maybe we can get this up on the release day...? Andrew D. (talk) 13:47, 21 March 2018 (UTC)
  • I'm glad Spring is happening somewhere. We just got some more snow here last night. Release day sounds good to me, and we even get two shots at it - April 23 is the world premiere, and the US release is April 27. Argento Surfer (talk) 14:04, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

Sainte-Anne Hospital Center

Sainte-Anne hospital in a 1672 site plan
Sainte-Anne hospital in a 1672 site plan
  • ... that Sainte-Anne Hospital Center, which in the 17th century was a farm worked by insane patients, is today a modern hospital in Paris specializing in psychiatry, neurology, neurosurgery, neuroimaging, and addiction?

Created by Robert K S (talk). Self-nominated at 07:26, 8 February 2018 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Substantial article, but would need many more inline citations. The rule of thumb says one inline citation per paragraph. I also wonder about the name, which is a mixture of French and English. We should not invent names, - is there an English source for this name? If not, perhaps better stick with the French. Should Centre be capital? - I like the original hook much better, referring to the unique history. I delinked Paris, - current capitals and countries are typically not linked. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:17, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
There is no official English rendering of the name of this hospital. In most of the English-language literature it is referred to as "Sainte-Anne Hospital" but that is with reference to the institution as it existed in the 1950s, e.g., before it took on its modern name including the word "Center". In the French version of the name, Centre would not be capitalized unless at the start of a sentence (similar to rue, which is always rendered capitalized in English but never in French). To switch from "Sainte-Anne" to "Saint Anne" or "St. Anne" would I believe be one step too far as it would corrupt the proper-noun portion of the name of the institution. Given all of the above I believe that "Sainte-Anne Hospital Center" should be the preferred way to refer to the present-day incarnation of the institution in English. (Google shows many usages of this rendering of the name. [1]) Robert K S (talk) 19:32, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
Taken, now refs please ;) - The image is licensed but doesn't show too well in that size. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:12, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 10[edit]

Ian Stephens (editor)

  • ... that British newspaper editor Ian Stephens may have saved "hundreds of thousands" of lives during the Bengal famine of 1943 by publishing photographs of the victims? Source: Sen, Amartya (27 April 1984). "Mr Ian Stephens". The Times: "In the subcontinent in which Ian Stephens spent a substantial part of his life, he is remembered not only as a great editor (with amiable, if somewhat eccentric, manners), but also as someone whose hard-fought campaign possible [sic] saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people."
  • Reviewed: Not yet done

Created by SlimVirgin (talk). Self-nominated at 03:57, 17 February 2018 (UTC).

QPQ: Red XN - Not done
Overall: Symbol question.svg Excellently written article about responsible and independent journalism. Article may have a minor neutrality issue, for example it does not describe any negative responses from the British, focusing instead on the praise Stephens received. Secondly, next time please add the source above yourself. Thirdly, don't forget to do a review (QPQ). Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 12:25, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

Farang, there's a problem here. First you rejected the nomination on the grounds that it had previously been nominated for FA status, [2] then after I explained that you'd confused it for the other article linked in the entry, [3] you removed your post rather than striking it, [4] leaving my reply as a reply to nothing. Now you say that the article isn't neutral because it doesn't contain negative reaction to Stephens' publication, even though there wasn't any that I'm aware of. And you added the wrong source above. SarahSV (talk) 17:19, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
Sorry about yesterday. With regard to the wiki article, are you sure there were no negative responses? Stephens was more or less going against British policy. Above I had added one of the two sources you cited in the article, but today have removed. I cannot access the Times article, because I have no newspaper clippings subscription. I understand the Times article contains the original quote, so please write a note above in the hook to that effect. There must be a source mentioned in the hook (and preferably a quote from the source).--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 18:21, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
Okay, I'll add something above from The Times, but the lead contains the quote, so I didn't think it was necessary. Re: neutrality, I'm not aware of anything negative in secondary sources. He was widely hailed as a hero, and the British were finally forced to act. Whether they grumbled about him in private, I don't know. He has written a book with a couple of chapters about what happened, but it's hard to access. I do intend to develop the article eventually, but I thought this would be enough for a start article at DYK. SarahSV (talk) 18:27, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
I tried to search for some information about Stephens, but could not find much detail. Anyway, I understand that there is not much of an issue of neutrality, just a matter of an article which is still in process. Above I have included the source, which i take on good faith. I cannot access it, but have seen it quoted in The Telegraph. So once you have done the QPQ i can pass the hook on good faith.--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 19:09, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
SlimVirgin, don't forget the QPQ thingie.--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 20:36, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 11[edit]

Gavin Lowe (computer scientist)

  1. ^ Lowe, Gavin (1994). Probabilities and priorities in timed CSP (DPhil). University of Oxford. 
  2. ^ "Ex-Staff - University of Leicester". University of Leicester. Retrieved 10 February 2018. 
  3. ^ "Gavin Lowe". Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford. Retrieved 10 February 2018. 

Created by Bellezzasolo (talk). Self-nominated at 12:24, 11 February 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol delete vote.svgArticle is new enough and long enough. Regrettably this academic does not meet the notability standard of Wikipedia WP:PROF. I taged the article for notability however IMHO this is a candidate for CSD under A7.– Lionel(talk) 03:32, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • [5] - cited by 1865. I think the top result alone is enough for notability. Then, 883, 788, 688, 304... Bellezzasolo Discuss 04:22, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • We don't really use "precedents" (see WP:OTHERSTUFF). And your precedent is 12 years old. That said, it looks like Lowe is "highly cited" so I removed the notability tag. However that still leaves the article sourced almost exclusively to Primary sources, so it's been tagged for sourcing. You'll have to resolve the tag before proceeding with DYK. Now I'm not a DYK expert, so feel free to get a second opinion.– Lionel(talk) 11:45, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 14[edit]

Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig

Michael Franck
Michael Franck

Converted from a redirect by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 07:11, 21 February 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article long enough, referenced, and meets expansion criterion; hook short enough, interesting enough, and cited to online source. There are however a couple of issues in the article that I think need to be addressed before promotion... Firstly, I happened to notice when verifying the hook that the article phrase "first a baker, then a teacher, poet and musician" is taken directly from a source -- unless deliberately quoting, we need to paraphrase the information from our sources, and I'd recommend treating this as simply an example and going through the article to ensure no other passages have been copied. Secondly, the image in Commons is tagged as needing to demonstrate PD status in the US. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 11:21, 24 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Thank you for the review, and for copy-editing. The sentence about the poet was not taken from a source, but from our article on him which I thought was "safe", - understand that it was hoping for too much but taken from our article and rephrased, which happens to have arrived - incidentally - at a source wording. Can you do that part, please? - We can do without image, but I don't see how a 17th century image could be under copyright. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:44, 24 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Ian Rose, rephrased the part in question. The image should be fine, but Gerda Arendt, the source link is dead—could you find its source again? If it's that old it's probably in some out of copyright book. --Usernameunique (talk) 22:54, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for rephrasing. - Sorry, I have nothing to do with the image, so know nothing about where it comes from. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:20, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 15[edit]

Romulea tortuosa

Romulea tortuosa subsp. aurea, photographed at Avontuur Estate, north-west of Nieuwoudtville
Romulea tortuosa subsp. aurea, photographed at Avontuur Estate, north-west of Nieuwoudtville
  • ... that the leaves of the shrub Romulea tortuosa (pictured) are shaped like corkscrews? Source: TBA

5x expanded by Dwergenpaartje (talk). Nominated by Casliber (talk) at 13:03, 16 February 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Page size and 5x expansion checked. QPQ done. Interesting hook, properly sourced. I'm taking on good faith that the technical terms of the hook source translate to the more non-technical "coiled like corkscrews" wording of the article. Earwig found no copyvio. Image looks usable at DYK size and is properly licensed. However, there are still two fixable issues: (1) because the lead paragraph makes claims that are not summarized in the rest of the article (the family membership, location, flower blotches, etc.) it needs a source, and (2) DYK rules require that the sentence of the article containing the hook claim have its own footnote, even if that would duplicate the next footnote. —David Eppstein (talk) 01:59, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
@Casliber:@David Eppstein:The hook contains a small mistake: it is not a shrub; one could call it a bulb although technically the organ is not a bulb but a corm; although less limiting, geophyte would do.
  • "Romulea tortuosa is readily recognized by its several twisted leaves which are channelled to the tips [...]"[1]
  • "Small plants rarely >5cm tall, with several twisted leaves and a corm with a very wide fan-shaped ridge at their base. The yellow flowers are about 20 mm in diameter and usually have dark brown markings in the center [...] It flowers in winter and early spring and is often locally abundant in moist sites in Apronveld and Arid Renosterveld in the western Klein Karoo and occurs westwards to Worcester and northwards to the Kamisberg Mountains."[2] Dwergenpaartje (talk) 10:01, 17 February 2018 (UTC)


  1. ^ Manning, J.C.; Goldblatt, P. (2001). "A synoptic review of Romulea (Iridaceae: Crocoideae) in sub-Saharan Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra including new species, biological notes, and a new infrageneric classification" (PDF). Adansonia. 3. 23 (1): 88. 
  2. ^ Vlok, Jan; Schutte-Vlok, Anne Lise (2015). Plants of the Klein Karoo (2 ed.). Hatfield, South Africa: Umdaus Press. p. 116. 
  • Symbol question.svg I was asked to look at this again now that the article has been revised. However the sentence containing the hook claim still has no footnote. —David Eppstein (talk) 18:38, 25 February 2018 (UTC)
You're right. cured! Dwergenpaartje (talk) 00:40, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
Ok, but that source (p.88, top of 2nd col.) says that the leaves are either "flexuose" (which apparently means sinusoidal) or "twisted" (which could mean like a corkscrew, or like a helicoid, or...). So where does the "like a corkscrew" come from? —David Eppstein (talk) 01:09, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
Would you accept "Leaves of this species in habitat are sometimes spirally twisted"? I hope so. It is a fine line between paraphrasing precisely (but not closely) and making the information accessible to the average reader. You are right that several meanings of "flexuose" and "twisted" exist. The images from the plant in its natural habitat support that the interpretation is viable that it often means "like a corkscrew". To me that is not OR, because anyone would draw the same conclusion, but you may have a different opinion. By the way, it is clear that in cultivation the leaves may well be straight, but many plants grown outside of their natural habitat may strongly differ from the scientific descriptions. Hence the "in habitat". I changed the citation again by adding the website cited above. Dwergenpaartje (talk) 11:06, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 16[edit]

All India Services Act, 1951

  • Comment: This is my first DYK nomination, hence, any and all critique would be welcome.

Created by SshibumXZ (talk). Self-nominated at 00:49, 18 February 2018 (UTC).

  • @Gfosankar: oh, ok. How can I improve the article? I can make the body of the article to be more than 1,500 characters long, excluding the copied history section. Is there anything else which can be done?
    Regards, SshibumXZ (Talk) (Contributions). 15:01, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • COMMENT: The ALTs also have to include All India Services Act, 1951 If you cannot make those relate, strike out with like this. You can paraphrase the history content rather than remove it entirely. If you want to submit an image with your DYK then need to include (pictured) in the DYK. David notMD (talk) 19:22, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • @David notMD: will do that, then. Also, I have striked out Alts 1-3 and have changed the image.
  • I inserted "(pictured)" Be aware that the DYK may be approved, but when advanced to the Prep/Queue stage, an Administrator may decide to not use the photo, as it does not directly pertain to the DYK article. I am sure that someone will start the review process soon. I feel that I am not qualified as I know very little about India. David notMD (talk) 16:47, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • @David notMD: no worries. I'm eagerly waiting for an admin to review this one, though.
    Regards, SshibumXZ (Talk) (Contributions). 19:19, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg New reviewer needed. Please note that per DYK rules, any text copied from other Wikipedia articles needs to be 5× expanded. For example, if a 400 prose character chunk is reused, the article must be at least 2,000 prose character total, which is beyond the normal 1,500 prose character minimum for new articles. If it's 1,000 characters copied, then the article must be 5,000 characters, etc. BlueMoonset (talk) 18:59, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Note that the original hook is too long at 256 characters; I'm condensing it below as ALT4 so it's below the maximum 200 characters at 186 (175 excluding "(pictured)":

Articles created/expanded on February 20[edit]

Airliner Number 4

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Self-nominated at 22:58, 26 February 2018 (UTC).

  • I'll give this a preliminary review, but first I'm proposing my own hook below since I'm not sure if the hook given is interesting enough:
ALT1: ... that Norman Bel Geddes's proposed Airliner Number 4 (1932) may have influenced the design of Howard Hughes's Spruce Goose?
Symbol redirect vote 4.svg As for the review itself, the nomination meets the 10-day requirement, and the article is of an adequate length. Earwigs detects no copyright problems. The article is adequately sourced: book sources are accepted in good faith. Philafrenzy has provided a QPQ; not sure if Whispyhistory needs one too. The article checks out the requirements, but as I've provided my own hook, I'm leaving the final approval to another reviewer. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:21, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks Narutolovehinata5, I tweaked your Alt a little. I didn't originally use the Spruce Goose because, although two books mention the possibility, they both say there is no proof. (It's one review per nomination)
Alt2... that in 1932, Norman Bel Geddes claimed that his proposed Airliner Number 4 would be able to fly from Chicago to England in 42 hours using in-air refueling? Philafrenzy (talk) 07:38, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Note: as Philafrenzy notes, only one QPQ is required for this nomination because only one article is nominated. It is up to the nominator (in this case Philafrenzy) to supply it, though someone else could do so if they wanted to. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:49, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, the co-author has. Philafrenzy (talk) 09:11, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

Guy Allen

  • ... that ProRodeo Hall of Fame steer roper Guy Allen's record of 11 consecutive world titles was broken by another steer roper named Buster Record?"Record ended Allen's world title streak of 11 consecutive steer roping titles."[6]
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source:
  • Reviewed:

Created by Dawnleelynn (talk). Self-nominated at 19:20, 22 February 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new enough, long enough and has no issues with neutrality or copyvio. Hook is a nice quirky one and is supported by a reliable source. According to the checker, this is the user's sixth DYK nomination so a QPQ review is now required. On hold until one is added. Kosack (talk) 07:55, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Feng Yidai

  • ... that Chinese translator Feng Yidai's romance with actress Huang Zongying has been described as "legendary in the Chinese literary circle"?

Created by Kingoflettuce (talk). Self-nominated at 14:23, 20 February 2018 (UTC).

  • Reviewing. -Zanhe (talk) 21:09, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg While reviewing the article I found lots of new material and expanded the article. As a contributor I'm no longer eligible to be a reviewer. New reviewer needed. -Zanhe (talk) 00:54, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 21[edit]

Articles created/expanded on February 22[edit]

Leon Tomșa

  • ... that Leon Tomșa, who passed laws limiting Greek immigration to Wallachia, was reportedly a Greek oyster-monger? Rezachevici (1978), p. 73: describes Leon as pretins fiu al lui Ștefan Tomșa, în realitate un fost negustor grec de stridii ("self-proclaimed son of Ștefan Tomșa, in reality a Greek oyster-monger"); the hook here uses "reportedly" because other sources may not dispute Leon's claim. Same source, p. 75: Un rol însemnat au jucat și cele două hrisoave din 15 și 23 iulie 1631 prin care domnul, cu sfatul marii adunări a țării, hotărește scoaterea 'grecilor străini' (nu și a celor împămînteniți) din țară și scutirea de unele dări [...]. Prin aceste măsuri domnul căuta să obțină bunăvoința pribegilor (nu este exclus ca acestia să-și fi condiționat întoarcerea în țară de acordarea acestor hrisoave) ("An important role [in the quelling of Aslan's rebellion] was played by the two writs of 15 and 23 July 1631, whereby the Prince [Leon], taking advice from the great country assembly, orders the expulsion of 'foreign Greeks' (not including naturalized ones) and some tax exemptions [...]. Through these measures the Prince intended to obtain the goodwill of [rebellious] exiles (one might argue that the exiles conditioned their return on the promulgation of such writs)")
    • ALT1:... that in 1630s Wallachia, the allegedly Greek Prince Leon Tomșa passed anti-Greek legislation to appease a half-Greek rebel? See above, citations for main hook. On the rebel leader's origin, also Rezachevici (1978), p. 73: Conducătorul mișcării boierilor olteni din 1630 impotriva "grecului" Leon vodă, Asian vornicul (mare ban in primăvara lui 1630) era el însuși grec după tată ("The leader of the Oltenian boyars' movement against the 'Greek' Leon Voivode was Vornic Aslan (a Great Ban in spring 1630), was himself Greek on his father's side.)").

5x expanded by Dahn (talk). Self-nominated at 21:12, 28 February 2018 (UTC).

Military Engineering Experimental Establishment

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 03:09, 22 February 2018 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on February 23[edit]

Phomoxanthone A

Mitochondrial fragmentation caused by phomoxanthone A
  • ... that the mycotoxin phomoxanthone A distorts the mitochondria so that they look like beads on a string?
    • ALT1:... that the mycotoxin phomoxanthone A fragments the mitochondria in a matter of seconds (pictured)?

Created by Shinryuu (talk). Self-nominated at 10:01, 23 February 2018 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on February 24[edit]

An Wasserflüssen Babylon

Copy of Reincken's work by Bach
Copy of Reincken's work by Bach
  • Reviewed: to come Hans Klumbach
  • Comment: ..., which is one of two of his oldest manuscripts, found again in 2005/06[8] - there's plenty of news. We don't see a thing on the image but is RARE ;) - We just had Innocent Victims where we also didn't see a thing.

Converted from a redirect by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 15:22, 3 March 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Most everything looks good (long enough, timing fits, no copyvio, neutral, interesting hook--and cool image to go with!), just needs a QPQ and then(ETA: done!) ideally an update of the references in the entry to confirm the hook? Given image, it seems like they almost certainly exist; but at the moment that specific sentence has a "not in citation given" flag that's probably worth reconciling before moving the DYK forward. Innisfree987 (talk) 19:20, 21 March 2018 (UTC)
It took me a while to read the article ;) - When I nominated, it was a short little thing. I managed to review. What's not in the citation seems to be the exact year, but "as a boy" should be sourced. Perhaps you can tell the two experts what you like and what not, better than I could? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:48, 21 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for having a look Gerda Arendt! Indeed this is well outside my own expertise; I just clicked through to the link to check, and as best I can tell, I don't see the bit about copying the manuscript in those Programme Notes? I mean obviously he did or you wouldn't have an image of it, but would you mind either pointing out to me the part that says that, which I'm just misunderstanding/overlooking (highly likely), or suggest a different source we can use as the reference, just so we can remove that flag? I wouldn't be concerned except for it being the hook. Thanks! Innisfree987 (talk) 22:06, 21 March 2018 (UTC)
I found this but don't know what the experts will think. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:13, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 26[edit]

Peter Newton (winemaker)

  • Reviewed: not yet done

Created by Edwardx (talk). Self-nominated at 00:07, 6 March 2018 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Interesting life, on few but good sources, subscription source accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. - I wouldn't mind a bit more about his winemaking, - perhaps you can find some. The Potter part would be more interesting if you could say that he was proud of it, and that she was eight. Perhaps drop the son's founding? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:23, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

Isabelle Druet

  • Reviewed: Stanley Gelbier
  • Comment: a bit of a rush job, trimming to only sourced, and I didn't get to the recordings.

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 15:54, 2 March 2018 (UTC).

I'm nor sure what you mean about "I didn't get to the recordings." Did you refer to the discography of the artists (like those provided by Discogs, AllMusic and their ilk or other links to YouTube or Dailymotion, which I thought should be used with parcimony?LouisAlain (talk) 22:24, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
I was rushing to rehearsal. For DYK, inline citations are needed, - a match/connection of what disdcogs says and the list, for example. Will do, but not now. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:19, 2 March 2018 (UTC)


  • ... that the robot CISBOT once found a baseball under New York City...? Source: "On another run, a Cisbot found a baseball." ([10])

Created by MB (talk). Self-nominated at 23:45, 27 February 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Article needs general wikifying and copyediting: in particular, the article needs to be split into at least two sections. The part about jute should probably be in the article body as opposed to being in the first paragraph. The external link mention needs to be modified per WP:MOS. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 14:34, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Narutolovehinata5, I don't see what is wrong with the External link (unless you meant it should be a bullet list - which I just did and you could have done yourself). I don't agree that the article should be split - it is too short to have a summarizing lead section (adding one would repeat information the reader would find on the same screen). Neither of these concerns are part of DYK review either. MB 14:51, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
@MB: I meant "CISBOT in operation (youtube video)" might need to be rephrased somehow. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 15:03, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
That seems to briefly summarize the website's contents and why the website is relevant to the article to me. Do you have any DYK issues? MB 15:17, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
At the very least, "youtube" should be "YouTube". How about "YouTube demonstration of CISBOT"? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 15:54, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
I fixed the capitalization in "YouTube". It don't know that the video is a "demonstration"; some shots appear to be taken in a test environment while other appear to be from the onboard cameras and may be from inside a pipeline under some city street. Saying "CISBOT in operation" is vague enough to be accurate. Again, this is a minor item that should be part of the normal editing process in the article and/or its talk page. Are there any DYK issues? MB 02:10, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

Many cast-iron pipes installed over a century ago have joints of jute sealed with lead which deteriorate over time and are often the causes of cast-iron pipe failure. Jute was an effective joint sealant when the pipes carried coal-based town gas, but natural gas, used since the 1950s in New York[2] and the 1970s in the UK, drys out the jute.

@MB: Considering the article is about CISBOT and not jute, these sentences should probably be moved elsewhere or rephrased, as it seems to give undue weight to jute. Also, most articles of the article's length that I have encountered do have sectioning, so while it's not exactly mandatory, it is encouraged. The lede doesn't have to be too long: in fact, merely separating the first sentence from the rest of the first paragraph should work. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:28, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

The entire purpose of this machine (CISBOT) is to repair jute sealed joints in pipelines. There are two sentences about jute which help explain why the machine was created. I don't agree this is undue. If other editors disagree with me, they are certainly able to edit the article and/or discuss on the article talk page. In the meantime, are you going to move forward with the DYK review? MB 03:04, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg I will. Here are some preliminary checks: QPQ provided, newly created, meets length requirements, adequately sourced, free of plagiarism. I could approve this now, but I'll have to ask first for second opinions over at WT:DYK first regarding the content and possible sectioning. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 03:43, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Second opinions requested regarding the issues raised above, since no response was made at WT:DYK and the request has since been archived. BlueMoonset (talk) 05:45, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Slovenia at the 2018 Winter Olympics

Jakov Fak
Jakov Fak
  • Reviewed: Embassy of Portugal, Bangkok
  • Comment: Summary written anew which is essentially all the prose in the article, other are the tables. Sources for individual events are in the event articles and there is a cover source for results of Slovenian athletes.

5x expanded by Tone (talk). Self-nominated at 18:17, 26 February 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg The hook is pretty run of the mill. Here is an alt:
  • ALT1: ... that just before Slovenia's playoff game against Norway in men's ice hockey at the 2018 Winter Olympics, one of its players tested positive for doping and was suspended?
  • All those charts under "Alpine skiing", "Cross country skiing", "Freestyle skiing", "Ice hockey", "Nordic combined", "Ski jumping", and "Snowboarding" need at least one cite. Yoninah (talk) 20:22, 3 March 2018 (UTC)
  • ALT2 (as I used the photo of one of the medallists in the original blurb): ... that biathlete Jakov Fak won a silver medal for Slovenia at the 2018 Winter Olympics, having previously won a bronze medal for Croatia in Vancouver?

Yoninah: I guess it would be the most convenient to use a general reference with all 2018 results for those tables, I am just not sure where to add it. This looks just fine. Any suggestions? Tone 15:26, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

You add a small line after the chart with the URL: Source: [ ]. Yoninah (talk) 15:29, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
I guess that is the easiest way indeed. Added. Tone 15:35, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg Thank you. Here is a full review: 5x expansion verified. New enough, long enough, neutrally written, well referenced. There is some close paraphrasing that needs to be rewritten in your own words:
  • Source: said Tuesday he tested positive for an asthma drug that he took under doctor's orders and he had forgotten to seek approval for its use.
  • Article: Jeglič stated that he tested positive for an asthma drug that he took under doctor's orders and he had forgotten to seek approval for its use.
  • Numerous refs are bare URLs; per Rule D3 these need to be formatted.
  • ALT2 hook refs verified and cited inline. Image in article is freely licensed. However, the image of the biathlete does not appear in the article. QPQ done. Yoninah (talk) 15:51, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
Good point, I added the medallist photos. Refs fixed. The doping part rewritten as well. Some extra sources added. Tone 16:25, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. A bunch of PDFs are still not formatted in the references section. Yoninah (talk) 16:58, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

Nicholas Muellner

  • ... that American photographer Nicholas Muellner once took a train across Soviet Russia? Source: "In the summer of 1990, ... I used a student travel grant to photograph my journey by rail from Moscow to Khabarovsk." ("Amnesia Pavilions")
    • ALT1:... that Nicholas Muellner was inspired to photograph acquaintances in Russia while in the Caribbean? Source: " ... when I began corresponding with several gay men in Crimea, on the unwitting verge of Russian invasion, a web of sudden possibility emerged. In my unfinished island fiction, I had attributed a dream of my own—almost unaltered—to the primary character, in the form of a bedtime story: the vision of an “almost-island” where beautiful men nurtured and murdered narrative. I suspected that the Crimean Peninsula was that almost-island, and that I needed to find those men." (Interview with Aperture magazine)

5x expanded by Armadillopteryx (talk). Self-nominated at 01:06, 26 February 2018 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on February 27[edit]

Clarinet Sonata (Ries)

Created/expanded by Graham1973 (talk). Nominated by Cwmhiraeth (talk) at 07:08, 4 March 2018 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Interesting, on good sources, no copyvio obvious. Why is Hill 1982 not used? - I did some formatting, please check. - The hook is not the most interesting, and the fact should be stated in the lead, where "violin" is not even mentioned, and/or and infobox, compare Clarinet Sonatas (Brahms). Other ideas? Cadenza, which is unusual for a sonata? - Side note: the navbox is called Duo Sonatas, and while I know that there are others, "Duo" seems to be the default for Sonatas. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:41, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

Alfred White Franklin

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Whispyhistory (talk) at 20:35, 3 March 2018 (UTC).

Mary E. Woolley Chamberlain

Created by Skyes(BYU) (talk). Self-nominated at 19:16, 1 March 2018 (UTC).

  • This article contains factual errors such as her being the first elected mayor in the USA see List of first female mayors and a large amount of trivia. I am in the process of cleaning up. Dom from Paris (talk) 16:01, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Thank you for taking a look at the page. I sincerely apologize for the error in citing her as the first female mayor in the United States. One of the news articles I was citing had unclear wording that lead me to think that she was. I do believe that was the only gross source of confusion in the article, as everything else was cited and sourced and I am unaware of any other factual errors. I did use some print sources which I understand can cause some difficultly for reviewers. If you would like me to provide any direct quotes, please feel free to ask. Thank you for your time and your help Skyes(BYU) (talk) 21:59, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 28[edit]

Psalm 84

Title page of Kempff's setting
Title page of Kempff's setting

5x expanded by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 16:40, 7 March 2018 (UTC).

David Frühwirth

  • ... that violinist David Frühwirth played music from between the wars for violin and piano at the Salzburg Festival and on a recording titled Trails of Creativity? Source: several

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 13:26, 7 March 2018 (UTC).

Ayaka Fukuhara

  • ... that Japanese actress Ayaka Fukuhara originally dreamed of becoming a veterinarian? Source: [11] "小学校の頃はふつうの無邪気な女の子。ハムスターを飼っていたこともあり当時の夢は獣医師だったが、アニメ『HUNTER×HUNTER』のラジオを聞いたことから「声優というお仕事があるんだ……」と衝撃を受ける。同時に将来の夢が声優へと切り替わっていく。"
    • ALT1:... that Japanese voice actress Ayaka Fukuhara participated in a nationwide broadcasting competition during her high school years? Source: [12] "NHK杯全国高校放送コンテストのラジオドラマ部門に出場する。惜しくも受賞は逃してしまったが、母校で文化系の部が全国に行ったのは、なんと福原さんたちが初めて。"
    • ALT2:... that Ayaka Fukuhara decided to become a voice actress after listening to a radio drama adaptation of the manga series Hunter × Hunter? Source: same as ALT0

5x expanded by Narutolovehinata5 (talk). Self-nominated at 14:26, 28 February 2018 (UTC).

Chief Management Officer of the Department of Defense

  • ... that an independent Chief Management Officer of the U.S. Department of Defense position was rejected in 2007, but was created in February 2018? Source: "DoD's response was to disclaim the need for a new chief management officer... In September 2007, the Secretary of Defense formally assigned chief management roles and responsibilities to the Deputy Secretary." [13]
  • ALT1: ... that the new Chief Management Officer of the U.S. Department of Defense position outranks the Secretaries of the Army, Navy, and Air Force? Source: "Jay Gibson, DoD's first chief management officer, and third-in-command after the defense secretary and deputy defense secretary..." [14]; "The new CMO will have independent authority to order the the secretaries of the Army, Navy and Air Force to implement reforms..." [15]

Created by Antony-22 (talk). Self-nominated at 07:07, 28 February 2018 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 2[edit]

Ukrainian decommunization laws

Created by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 12:49, 6 March 2018 (UTC).


Created by AjaxSmack (talk). Self-nominated at 22:10, 2 March 2018 (UTC).

Miloš Havel

Created by Chetsford (talk). Self-nominated at 20:42, 2 March 2018 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 3[edit]

Endsleigh Gardens

Hannah Dobbs
Hannah Dobbs
  • ... that Endsleigh Gardens was originally Euston Square, but was renamed following a "gruesome murder"?
  • Alt1... that in 1878, Endsleigh Gardens was the scene of a "gruesome murder" for which Hannah Dobbs (pictured) was acquitted at the Old Bailey?

Created by Edwardx (talk) and Philafrenzy (talk). Nominated by Edwardx (talk) at 23:35, 11 March 2018 (UTC).

COMMENT: @Philafrenzy: the hook is ambiguous, maybe even to the point of being misleading. It was named following the murder, not named after as in given the same name as. Umimmak (talk) 23:34, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, Umimmak. Agreed, hook reworded accordingly. Edwardx (talk) 23:54, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
Gruesome murder put in quotes as it is. Philafrenzy (talk) 10:36, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

Macrobiotus shonaicus

  • ... that Macrobiotus shonaicus, a Japanese water bear, was first found in the parking lot of the apartment building where one of the researchers lived? Source: "The place of collection was a parking lot of an apartment KA rented" doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0192210Free to read

Created by Umimmak (talk). Self-nominated at 21:47, 10 March 2018 (UTC).

Laboratory experiments of speciation

Created/expanded by Azcolvin429 (talk). Self-nominated at 10:04, 10 March 2018 (UTC).

Evidence for speciation by reinforcement

Created by Chiswick Chap (talk) and Azcolvin429 (talk). Nominated by Azcolvin429 (talk) at 01:19, 10 March 2018 (UTC).

Parable of the Polygons

  • Comment: I was thinking about appending ", which lowering anti-diversity bias does not" to the hook, sourcing it to Star Tribune, but the source didn't really support it; also there is the Scientific American blog which I wouldn't really call a reliable source.

Created by Wumbolo (talk). Self-nominated at 16:42, 8 March 2018 (UTC).

Stefán Kristjánsson

  • ... that Icelandic chess grandmaster Stefán Kristjánsson was also a successful poker player? Source: Reference 11: Jakob Bjarnar Grétarsson (2 March 2018). "Skákheimurinn syrgir Stefán Kristjánsson". Vísir (in Icelandic).
  • Reviewed: Less than 5 DYK credits

5x expanded by Hrodvarsson (talk). Self-nominated at 04:33, 4 March 2018 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 4[edit]

Lin Hu (air force general)

Lin Hu
Lin Hu

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 00:37, 7 March 2018 (UTC).

  • General eligiblity:

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Green tickY
QPQ: Done.

Overall:  Pass, citation appears to be in a Chinese dialect, but Google Translate backs up the hook. Only suggestion would be to find an English citation if possible, but the current citation does look reliable. Jith12 (talk) 20:41, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Alex Raisbeck

5x expanded by Kosack (talk). Self-nominated at 21:37, 6 March 2018 (UTC).

Tosun (construction equipment)

  • ... that the armored wheel loader Tosun was upgraded to a remote controlled one because militants fired on the operator during the removal of barricades and trenches built by them in southeastern Turkey?

Source: "Yeldan, Yüksekova, Nusaybin ve Sur'da yaşanan olaylardan sonra böyle bir araca ihtiyaç duyulduğunu belirterek, "Ortaya çıkan hendek ve barikatların aşılmasında çok büyük zorluklar yaşandı ve bundan kaynaklanan bir taleple biz bu aracı tasarladık. ", "Zırhladık bu seferde RPG roketatar tehdidine maruz kaldılar. Bunu da engellemek için biz aracımızı operatörsüz göndermeye karar verdik." [17] (in Turkish)

Created by CeeGee (talk). Self-nominated at 10:11, 6 March 2018 (UTC).

Scott G. Borg

Created by Chetsford (talk). Self-nominated at 08:13, 4 March 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is long enough and new enough. First source does not work but I see that the first sentence is supported by source #2 which however does not contain the dates 1992 and 2003. Hook is supported by source which looks reliable and moderately interesting. No copyvio or plagiarism that I can see. Sources seem reliable, do we know if this is a BLP seeing as I don't see any dates? I see that the QPQ is done (further comment on circularity there). Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 19:28, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Jo-Jo Eumerus - thanks for the review. My sources got mixed around so I've fixed them in the article. Also, I've put forth a slightly reworded ALT-1 (on review of the source it seems that the Nunataks were named after the Sagehens as a moniker for Pomona's athletic teams generally, and not the mascot Cecil specifically). Chetsford (talk) 22:55, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Source #6 talks about " Sagehen, mascot of Pomona College" which isn't the same statement as what is currently in the article. Other issue is fixed. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 09:01, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 5[edit]

Group testing

  • ... that Group testing can be used for DNA sequencing, cryptography, machine learning and data forensics? Source: based on the 'Example applications' section.
    • ALT1:... that Group testing can be used to determine if data has been altered without storing any additional information? Source: this is the trust of the Data Forensics section, based on: Goodrich, Michael T.; Atallah, Mikhail J.; Tamassia, Roberto (7 June 2005). "Indexing information for data forensics". Applied Cryptography and Network Security. Springer Berlin Heidelberg: 206–221.

Improved to Good Article status by CheChe (talk). Self-nominated at 18:08, 9 March 2018 (UTC).

Yao Xian (general)

  • ... that generals Yao Xian and Lin Hu were born in the same year, went to the same school, fought in the same war, held the same rank, and died on the same day? Source: Joint obituary

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 06:48, 8 March 2018 (UTC).

Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane

  • ... that the children's novel Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane was praised for its discussions of revenge, murder, and betrayal? Source: "Gregor forges on, fueled by hatred for the rats that killed his sister. Prepared to heartlessly slaughter The Bane, Gregor is amazed to find his enemy is only a helpless baby rat, reminiscent of Boots. Gregor spares its life and returns to Regalia, only to face charges of treason for abandoning his mission." from this VOYA review

Improved to Good Article status by 2ReinreB2 (talk) and Mike Christie (talk). Nominated by 2ReinreB2 (talk) at 04:29, 7 March 2018 (UTC).


Maudgalyāyana and Śāriputra requesting ordination from the Buddha
Maudgalyāyana and Śāriputra requesting ordination from the Buddha
  • ... that Maudgalyayana, a leading disciple of the Buddha, was known for his psychic powers? Source:"Mahāmaudgalyāyana was considered supreme among the Buddha’s disciples in supranormal powers (ṚDDHI)."(Buswell and Lopez, 2013, entry on Mahāmaudgalyāyana.)
    • ALT1:... that in later tradition, Maudgalyayana, a leading disciple of the Buddha, became known for his filial piety? Source:"Mahamaudgalyayana is venerated in East Asia for his filial piety and shamanic powers."(Mrozik, 2004, p.488)
    • ALT2:... that Maudgalyayana, a leading disciple of the Buddha, had the first ever Buddha image made? Source: "This popular account also reports that the Buddha's disciples Maudgalyayna transported thirty-two craftsmen up to the heavenly realm so that the could observe the special marks of the Buddha firsthand..."(Brown, 2013, p.371)
    • ALT3:... that Maudgalyayana, a leading disciple of the Buddha, was killed because of wrong karma he had committed in a previous life? Source:"Even so, Mahāmaudgalyāyana's supranormal powers, unsurpassed in the world, were insufficient to overcome the law of cause and effect and the power of his own former deeds, as the famous tale of his death demonstrates."(Buswell and Lopez, 2013, entry on Mahāmaudgalyāyana.)
    • ALT4:... that in the nineteenth century, relics were found attributed to Maudgalyayana, a leading disciple of the Buddha? Source:"When Cunningham opened the topes (memorial mounds) at Sanchi, he found in one of them two boxes containing fragments of bone and inscribed respectively 'Of Sariputta' and 'Of Moggallana the Great' in Pali letters of Asoka's time." (Rhys Davids, T.W., 1908, p.769)

Improved to Good Article status by Farang Rak Tham (talk) and Samahita (talk). Nominated by Farang Rak Tham (talk) at 20:02, 5 March 2018 (UTC).

Rector v. MLB

  • ... that Rector v. MLB was a $10 million defamation lawsuit that came about after the plaintiff was filmed sleeping at a baseball match with comments made about him by announcers? Source: ESPN
    • ALT1:... that Rector v. MLB was called the "Worst Lawsuit Ever" after a baseball fan sued the MLB and ESPN for $10 million after they broadcasted him sleeping at a game and made comments about him? Source: Daily Beast

Created by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 10:41, 5 March 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg While a very interesting article, I'm not exactly sure about the reliability of some of the sources in the article. In particular, ALT1 (The C of E's preferred hook) links uses The Daily Beast as a source; in additoon, the article also uses the NY Daily News, and the New York Post as sources. Might need second opinions about this. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 23:53, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
Symbol possible vote.svg As interesting as ALT1 is, the hook uses The Daily Beast as a source, the site being of questionable reliability. Since no other source has said the same thing, ALT1 is struck. In addition, I find both hooks question could fall afoul of WP:BLP. As such, if this nomination is to pass: 1. the questionable sources I mentioned in my previous comment should either be removed or replaced, and 2. more BLP-compliant hooks should be proposed. NY Daily News is an acceptable source per RSN, and the NY Post articles seems fine in this context, but the nomination still needs work for reasons I've mentioned. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:35, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: Actually The Daily Beast is considered RS. I fail to see how there is a BLP violation as there is no personal mention of anyone in the hook beyond the case title and it is discussing the lawsuit, not the person and any mention or insinuation of the person is made simply by stating the facts that are reliably reported with no opinions given negatively towards them. I have unstruck ALT1 as I believe you were not aware of the RSN decision (please correct me if I am wrong). I don't see a need to change either, did you ask for that second opinion. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 07:33, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
@The C of E: The same discussion said: "I would rather we source items in BLPs to it as little as possible"; this implies that using it to source information about BLPs is discouraged. Also, that discussion was from 2009, and based on subsequent discussions in more recent years, the use of TDB has become less and less encouraged (a search for "The Daily Beast" in the RSN archives shows this). Also, please do not unstrike ALT1: it's already been struck for a reason, and only reviewers can unstrike rejected hooks. As for the hooks themselves, them focusing too much on the sleeping does sound vaguely WP:BLPish, I would suggest you provide other hooks just to keep on the safe side. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 08:17, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
I do not see a reason to change it as the sleeping is what the lawsuit was about. BLP requires that content be NPOV, verifiable and NOR as well as not focussing on unduly negative things under WP:DYKHOOK. I do not believe that this can be considered unduly negative as all it says was that a lawsuit came about because someone was broadcast sleeping at baseball. The hook makes no assertions beyond the verified facts of the case. I would suggest we get that second opinion @Narutolovehinata5:.
I've started a discussion at WT:DYK, see Wikipedia talk:Did you know#Template:Did you know nominations/Rector v. MLB. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 08:59, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Haint blue

Moved to mainspace by Boomur (talk). Self-nominated at 01:37, 6 March 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough and (barely) long enough. Earwig found no copyvio. Interesting hook, adequately sourced. QPQ done. However, the article (especially in its infobox) appears to imply that there was one specific shade of blue that could be called "haint blue", and gives it a specific encoding in the sRGB and HSV color spaces. The article explicitly tags this claim as being unsourced, and the article sources (particularly the use of plural in the title of reference 6) instead suggest that any light blue used for this purpose would have this name. This citation-needed tag needs to be resolved before this can appear in DYK. —David Eppstein (talk) 01:38, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 6[edit]

Waterloo (blog post)

Sign calling for Obamacare repeal
Sign calling for Obamacare repeal
  • Reviewed: Sulphur Mountain Formation
  • Comment: As can be read I would like this run on March 21, the eighth anniversary of both the post and the passage of the Affordable Care Act Since we missed that deadline I have changed the hooks. Daniel Case (talk) 15:12, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

Created by Daniel Case (talk). Self-nominated at 21:35, 13 March 2018 (UTC).

Crawford family of the White Mountains

Created by FloridaArmy (talk) and Sitush (talk). Nominated by Sitush (talk) at 10:01, 13 March 2018 (UTC).

Yevdokiya Zavaliy

Yevdokiya Zavaliy
Yevdokiya Zavaliy
  • Comment: I need to add some sources before this is ready but I don't want to run out of time to submit it to DYK, so I will make further improvements over the next few days.

Created by Prince of Thieves (talk). Self-nominated at 00:03, 11 March 2018 (UTC).

Toni Iwobi

  • ... that Lega Nord politician Toni Iwobi is the first black person elected to the Italian Senate? Source: AFP/Yahoo: #Originally from Nigeria, Iwobi made waves earlier this week when he became Italy's first ever black senator". Link

Created by Iselilja (talk). Self-nominated at 21:38, 11 March 2018 (UTC).

Ayahs' Home

Inside the Ayahs' Home
Inside the Ayahs' Home
Inside the Ayahs' Home
Inside the Ayahs' Home
  • ... that the Ayahs' Home in London, provided a refuge for Indian ayahs and Chinese amahs that were "ill-treated, dismissed from service or simply abandoned"?
Alternative image shown.

Created by Whispyhistory (talk) and Philafrenzy (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 10:37, 11 March 2018 (UTC).

Policy compliance:

  • Adequate sourcing: Green tickY
  • Neutral: Red XN - I'm concerned about there being too much editorialization in this page. I think this article should be checked over for unnecessary details and unencyclopedic writing. For example:
    • In "Matron's testimony", the sentence One particular story struck a chord with Mrs Dunn, sounds too colloquial. Something like "Mrs Dunn was moved by one particular story" should be sufficient.
    • In "Missionary activity", do you really need to describe that On return from the ship, had it not been for a piece of flotsam to clutch, he may have drowned.
  • Free of copyright violations, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing: Red XN - This report from the Copyvio Detector shows a few phrases of concern.

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Red XN - I'm an American whose native language is English and I don't know what an ayah is. I'm pretty sure non-native English speakers will be even more confused. How about:
    • ALT1: ... that the Ayahs' Home in London provided a refuge for Indian ayahs and Chinese amahs, domestic servants who were "ill-treated, dismissed from service or simply abandoned"?

Image eligibility:

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg epicgenius (talk) 19:38, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for your review Epicgenius, to take your points in order:
  • I agree that the text needs tightening. Please give us a couple of days to go through it and do that. I have already rectified the two specific cases you mentioned.
  • Article edited to reduce the matches on Earwig which are now mainly titles and similar.
  • Since ayah is linked in the hook I am not sure we need to explain it further in the hook. There are often terms in hooks that I don't understand.
  • They are cropped and uncropped versions of the same picture so that the person who assembles the set can use a picture that displays better in thumbnail if they wish.

Philafrenzy (talk) 21:56, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

    • @Philafrenzy: I'm not sure about the link to "ayah" being sufficient for explanation, because there are many people who would not want to click onto an additional link if they aren't so inclined. This could detract potential readers who, if they knew what an ayah was, might actually say, "That's interesting, let me click on that." I see your point about the cropped version, though: if it's a derivative, it should be fine. Just ping me when you are done with the copyedits. epicgenius (talk) 22:09, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, if you are inclined you could tick both just let the person compiling the set decide. It's not a biggie. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:17, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
  • thank you both. If helps..Ayahs were “more than just domestic help” [19]. “nannies’ would be more acceptable if necessary to explain. The link should be adequate. If problem then it is also in English dictionary [20]. Whispyhistory (talk) 22:39, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
I understand that ayah's are regarded as more than simply domestic servants in India. We don't want to cause offence, so how about:
Alt 2 ... that the Ayahs' Home in London provided a refuge for Indian and Chinese nannies who were "ill-treated, dismissed from service or simply abandoned"? Does lose the link to ayah however. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:11, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
Sure, that could work as well. epicgenius (talk) 00:04, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
Struck the first two hooks. Philafrenzy (talk) 09:15, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
@Whispyhistory and Philafrenzy: have you finished your copyedits of this article yet? epicgenius (talk) 13:28, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

Manu Bhaker

Created by Fitindia (talk). Self-nominated at 17:36, 10 March 2018 (UTC).

William Ruck-Keene

HMS Cochrane
HMS Cochrane
  • ... that Captain Ruck-Keene's command of HMS Cochrane (pictured) ended in 1915 shortly after Admiral Jellicoe wrote that he had become "lazy, lacks energy & has run to seed"?
    Source for quotation: Letter from Jellicoe to Jackson dated 27 June 1915 in Jackson Papers at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth, accession number 255/4/4; Source for termination of command on 30 June 1915: Service Record of W. G. E. Ruck-Keene, in National Archives, reference ADM 196/42, f.451

Created by Moonraker (talk). Self-nominated at 10:24, 10 March 2018 (UTC).

Mindy Alper

Created by Ringbang (talk) and Girona7 (talk). Nominated by Ringbang (talk) at 17:41, 8 March 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Comment I realize to be subjective: reading the article, I found myself wondering what Alper’s art itself is actually like. Entry has loads of great stuff about her training, places she’s exhibited, teaching she’s done, the film about her (well done!)—but just a handful of sentences about what art she’s produced. (This is also reflected in the lead, which indicates she’s known as a painter and sculptor, but doesn’t say what materials she works with, what school she belongs to if any, what themes she’s known for engaging, or other major identifying qualities for summarizing an artist’s work.) If secondary sources for this just aren’t available, I understand and will be happy to check this off as I think it meets the letter of the DYK criteria; but if it’s possible to add more about the substance of her artistic output before it goes out to DYK readers, I think that would make it much more useful. Let me know! Innisfree987 (talk) 21:17, 10 March 2018 (UTC)
Related: noticing lead says her media are painting and sculpture but infobox says drawing and sculpture—adding at least enough about the work to nail this down one way or another would be great. I’ll look for refs too. Innisfree987 (talk) 21:48, 10 March 2018 (UTC)

Hussein of Jordan

King Hussein at the Pentagon in 1997
King Hussein at the Pentagon in 1997
  • ... that Hussein (pictured) started his 46-year reign as King of Jordan in 1952 when he was a 17-year old schoolboy?

Improved to Good Article status by Makeandtoss (talk). Self-nominated at 10:50, 8 March 2018 (UTC).

  • General eligiblity:

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Green tickY
QPQ: Done.

Overall:  Pass, only suggestion is that maybe Hussein should be referred to by his full name. --Ilovetopaint (talk)

  • Comment: I am not a fan of using emotives such as just. People can draw their own conclusions, and there have been plenty of more youthful rulers. - Sitush (talk) 11:14, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment: I see that there is a DYKN for the subject of this nomination's son. Since both of these have passed review, perhaps both of these DYKs can run on the same day, perhaps on a date significant to Jordan.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 16:54, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Flushing–Co-op City buses

  • ... that the former QBx1 bus route in New York City had ten route variants depending on the time of day? Source: MTA Study January 2014, p.5. "Reinstate the QBx1 with two off-peak, five AM peak and three PM peak-period variants", and 2+5+3=10.
    • ALT1:... that the former QBx1 bus route in New York City, with ten route variants depending on the time of day, was split into two routes to reduce confusion? Source: MTA Study January 2014, p.5. And also p.11. "The Bx23 replaced part of the former QBx1 route, which ran several variants in different patterns prior to 2010. The QBx1 route was split into the Bx23 and the Q50 Limited service to Flushing, Queens, in 2010 to simplify service."

Improved to Good Article status by Epicgenius (talk) and Tdorante10 (talk). Nominated by Epicgenius (talk) at 21:19, 6 March 2018 (UTC).

Mary A. Monroe

Created by Jwrosenzweig (talk). Self-nominated at 04:08, 13 March 2018 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 7[edit]

Ein Lämmlein geht und trägt die Schuld

  • Reviewed: Bhagavad-gita Museum
  • Comment: for Good Friday, composers as I write this are Stölzel, Graupner, Graun and Homilius

5x expanded by Francis Schonken (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 16:28, 14 March 2018 (UTC).

Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • ... that Bunda Farm Ltd. operates a filling station at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources to generate income for the university? Source: "Construction of the K400 million Bunda Campus Service Station is going to fuel more developments at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), chairman of the university’s Council Professor James Seyani has said...will be run under Bunda Farm Limited" [21]

Created by Iselilja (talk). Self-nominated at 23:53, 13 March 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Long enough. New enough. Neutral. Well written. (I've made a few minor copy-edits.) Reliable citations throughout, and most check out. It does need a citation for the arrest of 46 students. Hook is sourced, and fine. Hybernator (talk) 00:18, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 8[edit]

Double Concerto (Henze)

Hans Werner Henze in 1960
Hans Werner Henze in 1960

Created by Ron Oliver (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 15:49, 13 March 2018 (UTC).

Duan Yihe

  • ... that congressman Duan Yihe was executed for bombing his mistress into pieces, in one of the most shocking crimes involving a Chinese official? Source: Paper Tiger, China Daily

5x expanded by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 06:32, 11 March 2018 (UTC).

Peter van Geersdaele

  • ... that recording a ghost helped lead to Peter van Geersdaele's appointment as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire? He was awarded the OBE for serivices to museums, and his most notable work was taking a plaster mould of the "ghost" (i.e., impression) of the Sutton Hoo ship for the British Museum. See, e.g., Ipswich Star 2004a: "Mr van Geersdaele - who moved to Suffolk in the 1960s to work on the Sutton Hoo project and who has been awarded the OBE for services to museums"

5x expanded by Usernameunique (talk). Self-nominated at 22:45, 8 March 2018 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 9[edit]

Patricia Lovett

Book of Hours
Book of Hours
  • Reviewed: Mehmet Çekiç
  • Comment: Slight delay waiting for OTRS from copyright holder, now sorted

Created by Mramoeba (talk). Self-nominated at 01:37, 16 March 2018 (UTC).

List of Mexican-American War monuments and memorials

Created by Zigzig20s (talk), Doncram (talk), and Carptrash (talk). Nominated by Zigzig20s (talk) at 22:02, 15 March 2018 (UTC).

  • Comment - Please see citation # 11 for "Escobedo p. 158". It's a sfn template that is not pointing to anything. I notice on the the talk page that it is from "Helen Escobedo in the book Mexican Monuments: Strange Encounters". Could you make a Bibliography section and list the book? Thanks. — Maile (talk) 22:36, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Parvulastra vivipara

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 07:04, 14 March 2018 (UTC).


Created by Gazal world (talk). Self-nominated at 10:52, 10 March 2018 (UTC).

Oak at the Gate of the Dead

The Oak at the Gate of the Dead
The Oak at the Gate of the Dead
  • Reviewed: To follow

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 21:13, 9 March 2018 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Interesting, on few but good sources, no copyvio obvious. The image is licensed, a bit hard to see but raising attention. - Thanks for offering alternatives, - what do think about mine (which says the same as ALT3, but unpiped, because I believe we shouldn't hide the lovely name:
ALT4:... that the Oak at the Gate of the Dead (pictured) is the only living witness to the Battle of Crogen of 1165? - How do you feel about an infobox, and about a larger image? - Waiting for qpq also. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:33, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 10[edit]

Konstantin Sellheim

  • ... that violist Konstantin Sellheim recorded fairy tale music with the Sellheim-Kuti Trio, and played the premiere of the piano quartet Skylla and Charibdis by Graham Waterhouse? Source: several
  • Reviewed: Doreen Simmons
  • Comment: it's amazing how many pieces are red links, even by Schumann and Beethoven, - hope to do something about by the time this appears

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 09:29, 17 March 2018 (UTC).

Anarchism in Puerto Rico

  • ... that despite widely opposing organized religion, the practice of secular saints was present within the anarchist movement in Puerto Rico? Source: Voces Libertarias by Jorell Meléndez-Badillo, page 134
    • ALT1:... that Puerto Rican anarchists opposed the consumption of alcohol and as a consequence distanced from the European concept of the "anarchist tavern"? Source: Black Flag Boricuas by Kirwin Schaeffer, page 72
  • Reviewed: Underway

Created by Old School WWC Fan (talk). Self-nominated at 03:51, 17 March 2018 (UTC).

Comment: Since both hooks are referenced by books, I will be providing an external link to images of the relevant pages shortly. The ALT1 hook may require some tweaking of the prose, since the current copy only references the contempt of a particular author for the use of taverns, but not their generalized criticism of alcohol consumption. Old School WWC Fan (talk) 03:51, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Link to reference for main hook (its in Spanish, but should be easy to Google translate): [23]
Link to reference for ALT1: [24]
Old School WWC Fan (talk) 04:46, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Ameiurus platycephalus

  • ... that in South Carolina, the flat bullhead is threatened by pollution and sedimentation, as well as by the introduction of non-native catfish? Source: " It is negatively affected by factors such as sedimentation, hydrologic modification, impoundments, nonpoint source pollution and development. Additionally, it is threatened by the introduction of nonnative ictarlurids like the Flathead Catfish and the Blue Catfish"

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 20:29, 16 March 2018 (UTC).

Iacob Heraclid

Heraclid on 1563 coinage
Heraclid on 1563 coinage
  • ... that before taking over Moldavia in 1561, Iacob Heraclid (pictured) had been executed in effigy and had staged his own death? The killing in effigy of a Greek man married to a "Gilette d'Andrieu" is mentioned by Felix Platter, quoted in Jurcoi, p. 54. Jurcoi himself and other historians he quotes agree that this is Hercalid, matching details with an account by Carolus Clusius. The feigning death part is also mentioned by several historians, for instance Kersterska Sergescu, p. 263: Laski fit répandre que Jacques L'Héraclide était mort subitement, et, pour donner plus valeur à ces bruits, il ordonna même un simulacre de funérailles. Tout le monde le crut et l'ont cessa de s'occuper de la question du prétendant disparu. ("Laski spread the rumor that Jacob the Heraclid had suddenly died and, to give more credence to this rumors, he even ordered a mock funeral. Everyone believed it and people stopped caring about the issue of the vanished pretender.").
    • ALT1:... that in 1561 Iacob Heraclid (pictured) conquered Moldavia with the help of arquebuses, which most Moldavians "had never before even seen"? Fassel & Chițanu, pp. 335–336, quoting Johann Sommer: Moldovenii nu au ținut piept nici primului atac al dușmanilor: caii lor au luat-o la goană cu o iuțeală nespusă trăgînd cu ei și pe călăreți chiar fără voia lor ... Cei mai mulți dintre ei nici nu văzuseră bombarde de acelea de mînă și de aceea nici ei și nici caii lor nu le pot auzi fără cea mai mare tulburare. ("The Moldavians could not handle even the first attack on them: their horses proceeded to scatter with unbelievable speed, dragging along their riders, often even as the latter tried to resist ... Most of them had never before even seen those handheld bombards, and so they and their horses could catch sound of them without the greatest distress.")
caption=Attributed portrait of "Basilicus the Maltese"
    • ALT2:... that Iacob Heraclid, a Protestant who ruled over Orthodox Moldavia, is commemorated in Malta as "Basilicus the Maltese" (attributed portrait pictured)? This is basically a summary of Pippidi and the relevant paragraph in the section "Folkloric and literary memory".

5x expanded by Dahn (talk). Self-nominated at 13:43, 15 March 2018 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Substantial article on an nteresting life, on good sources, offline sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. - Both images are licensed, I'd prefer the lighter coin, and the first hook, as the most unusual.
  • why Despot in quotaion marks?
  • please fix "described by Romanian scholar Andrei Pippidi as an "ingenious charlatan" and "professional impostor"." --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:03, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
  • @Gerda Arendt: Well, I put quotation marks at that point in the narrative to indicate to the reader that this became his name only during the latter part of his life -- he was Heraclide, Basilico, Marchet and whatnot before that. I think I've fixed the other issue, there was an extra comma -- right? Dahn (talk) 13:37, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

Saw Ganesan

5x expanded by Gfosankar (talk). Self-nominated at 05:04, 11 March 2018 (UTC).

Dhammakaya meditation

The nine pairs of bodies (kāyas) in Dhammakaya meditation.
The nine pairs of bodies (kāyas) in Dhammakaya meditation.
  • ... that meditation teacher Luang Pu Sodh Candasaro set up a "meditation workshop" to practice Dhammakaya meditation in shifts?Source: "To facilitate this high-level approach, Luang Phaw Sot developed a meditation workshop (Thai rongngahn thamvijja). ... The workshop operated all day, every day (meditators working in six hour shifts)." (Mackenzie 2007, p.32)
    • ALT1:... that the tradition of Dhammakaya meditation explains advanced stages in terms of inner bodies (pictured), which one scholar compared to Russian dolls? Source: "In the Dhammakaya meditation there are five levels of Dhammakaya to be achieved. As we have seen they are 'Russian-doll' like arrangements; the more refined image (although larger) emerges from within the previous (less refined) image as the meditator advances in concentration and insight." (Mackenzie 2007, p.107)

Improved to Good Article status by Farang Rak Tham (talk) and Wikiman5676 (talk). Nominated by Farang Rak Tham (talk) at 22:28, 10 March 2018 (UTC).

Thomas D. Keizur

Source: In Carey’s General History of Oregon (p. 542) it says: "The incident (an Indian-settler gun fight that resulted in several deaths) … resulted in the organization of the mounted rifle company known as the Oregon Rangers, of which T. D. Keyser (Keizur) was captain, the officers being duly commissioned by the executive committee of the provisional government. This constituted the first military force ever authorized in the Oregon Country." In Gray’s A History of Oregon it says on p. 571 that the Oregon Rangers were formed on "1844—March 9th…" and then on p. 573 go on to say: "The article of compact allowed the company (the Oregon Rangers) to elect a captain … so the company proceeded, by nomination, to elect their officers, to wit: For captain T. D. Keizer (Keizur) ..." Note Keizur’s name is often misspelled in historic documents.

Created by Orygun (talk). Self-nominated at 06:07, 10 March 2018 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 11[edit]

Both Lives Matter

  • ... that Both Lives Matter ran an ad campaign in 2017 with two billboards featuring the headline: "100,000 people are alive today because of our laws on abortion. Why change that?" Source: [25]

Created by Birtig (talk) and Lionelt (talk). Nominated by Lionelt (talk) at 06:55, 18 March 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol delete vote.svg While this is new enough and (just barely) long enough, when I have a look at some of the available sources not yet included in the entry, I became concerned this page may not yet treat the subject in a sufficiently neutral way (meaning, neutrally represents the balance of reliable sources) as to meet that DYK criterion. Other neutrality concerns have also been raised on the talk page. I would advise revision/expansion to settle these issues before pursuing DYK. (You may also wish to consider an alternative hook to be sure of clearing NPOV as well; perhaps instead something about their winning an award for the campaign, so as to avoid reiterating a disputed claim in a space too small to allow contextualization.) Innisfree987 (talk) 07:04, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Don't know what you're talking about. The article mentions that (1) 14 complaints were lodged, and (2) that the name is a ripoff of Black Lives Matter. Sounds like the article was written in a NPOV manner to me. The "concern" you refer to on talk is no longer an issue. It was resolved via consensus. Anyway, this is a DYK afterall, and the article is a step above a stub. I'm sure there's no end to the amount of "available sources." But we're only given 7 days to put this thing together. Pinging the article creator @Birtig:Lionel(talk) 07:23, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Sure, it can be a stub but it also has to be neutral. So if a neutral treatment of a topic can’t be accomplished in the space of a stub, to me it doesn’t qualify. (As for timing the instructions do advise to create in sandbox if you’re not sure you’ll be able to do enough in time allotted.) Just for instance on missing pieces, I was quite surprised when I searched (the link in the ref is broken...) and learned the BLM criticism was about a good deal more than just the appropriation of the name. My concern regards whether relevant perspectives are sufficiently accounted for to qualify as a neutral report, given extent of controversy on the subject. But I don’t mind a bit if you request a fresh review; I’m just one editor. Cheers! Innisfree987 (talk) 07:42, 19 March 2018 (UTC)


Created by Gfosankar (talk). Self-nominated at 09:13, 11 March 2018 (UTC).

Sayyidat Nisa al-Alamin

Created/expanded by Ali Ahwazi (talk). Self-nominated at 10:27, 11 March 2018 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 12[edit]

Antonello Manacorda

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 12:57, 19 March 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new and long enough. It is neutral, and cite sources inline. However, the last sentence of the first paragraph under subsection "Career" misses a citation.(#1) "Earwig's Copyvio Detector" reports only low-rate similarities. The hook is well-formatted, neutral, interesting and its length is within limit. The phrase in the hook "an award-winning conductor" does not exist in the article.(#2) Other facts of the hook are cited inline. QPQ is missing.(#3) I will aprove after the three issues are addressed. CeeGee 13:54, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for looking so fast, - please have a little patience ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:00, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Liam Millar

Millar playing for Liverpool U18s
Millar playing for Liverpool U18s
  • ... that Canadian professional soccer player Liam Millar (pictured) moved from Toronto to England as a 13 year old to play with the Fulham F.C. Academy? Source: North Mississauga Soccer Club "Liam left NMSC for the UK at 13. Liam then spent 3 1/2 years at Fulham FC before being signed by LFC this summer."
    • ALT1:... that Canadian professional soccer player Liam Millar (pictured) scored a hat-trick in his debut for Liverpool U18s against Blackburn? Source: The Empire of The Kop "Liam Millar scored a hat-trick on his youth debut at the weekend. The 16-year-old Canadian, who only arrived at the club in the summer, was the star of the show as we thrashed Blackburn U18s 4-0 on the opening day of the new season."

Created by Jith12 (talk) and Sixtrap (talk). Nominated by Jith12 (talk) at 21:04, 18 March 2018 (UTC).

Glen Nelson

5x expanded by Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk). Self-nominated at 17:06, 15 March 2018 (UTC).

Slavic speakers in Ottoman Macedonia

The guerilla band of Gonos Yotas.
The guerilla band of Gonos Yotas.
  • ... that the formation of national parties among Slavic speakers in Ottoman Macedonia led to family members, like first cousins Gonos Yotas (pictured) and Apostol Petkov, fighting in enemy bands? Sources: "Members of the same families could belong to different nationalities" (Vermeulen 1984, p. 240), "comme dans toute guerre civile, on assiste au déchirement violent du tissu social avec des tueries ou des confrontations armées entre voisins, covillageois ou membres de la même famille. Les Mémoires des anciens combattants sont pleins de détails de ce genre : des Andartès grecs ayant des liens de parenté avec des comitadjis de l’ORIM" (Kostopoulos 2011), "Ὁ Γκόνος Γιώτας, ἀπό τό Πλουγκάρ Γιαννιτσῶν, πρώην κομιτατζής καί από τό 1905 στήν ὑπηρεσία τοῦ Γ. Προξενείου Θεσσαλονίκης, πρωτοξάδελφος τοῦ «φοβεροῦ» βούλγαρου βοεβόδα Ἀποστόλ Πέτκωφ" (Καράβας 2014, p. 102) --- please see article bibliography for full bibliographical references
    • ALT1:... that the reluctance of Slavic speakers in Ottoman Macedonia to support national causes triggered a wave of terrorist violence from nationalist bands? Source: "Greek and Bulgarian bands engaged in an unconventional guerrilla struggle to command the hotly disputed loyalties of a population largely indifferent to the sirens of nationalism." (Livanios 2008, pp. 19-20, discussed at greater length in Livanios 1999)
    • ALT2:... that the national allegiance of Slavic speakers in Ottoman Macedonia became the apple of discord for the Balkan states vying for dominion over the region? Source: "the main issue at stake in Ottoman Macedonia was the loyalties and perceived ‘national orientation’ of the Slav-speaking population" (Livanios 2008, p. 7)

Created by Ashmedai 119 (talk). Self-nominated at 17:47, 12 March 2018 (UTC).

Trump (dog)

Trump urinating on Churchill's Epistle, watched by a drunk bear
Trump urinating on Churchill's Epistle, watched by a drunk bear
  • Comment: I was thinking that this might do for 1st April. I know, needs citations, and I probably need to get a quid pro quo tick or something, and no doubt there is yet further paperwork I will need to fill in since I was here last. Perhaps this might do as a citation, if the picture is not enough by itself. I'll retrofit footnotes later: it is all in the sources. QPQ done and citations added. But let me know if any other paperwork is required.

Created by Theramin (talk). Self-nominated at 01:54, 12 March 2018 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 13[edit]

Trogus (wasp)

T. lapidator emerging from Papilio machaon pupa
T. lapidator emerging from Papilio machaon pupa
  • ... that parasitoid wasps in the genus Trogus emerge (pictured) through the side of swallowtail pupae after using liquid to soften the hard casing? Source: "Adults then emerge from the host pupa through the wing pad using primarily liquid secretions to dissolve the host tissue, creating a distinctive exit hole (Shaw et al. 2015)." doi:10.3897/JHR.50.9158
    • ALT1:... that parasitoid wasps in the genus Trogus lay eggs in caterpillars which often get collected by lepidopterists? Source: "Because the host caterpillars are frequently collected and reared by amateur and professional lepidopterists, reliable host records permit confident identification of the host range."
    • ALT2:... that while most species of the parasitoid wasp genus Trogus are found in North America, hymenopterists have proposed the genus originated in Eurasia? Source: "[...]North America, where most Trogus species occur [...] We propose further that a Palaearctic ancestor of Trogus followed the ancestor of the P. machaon group into North America, and fragmented subsequently into the North American species" doi:10.1111/j.1365-3113.2006.00329.x
  • Reviewed: TBD
  • Comment: Image can probably also be cropped to be just one image (Fig. 4?) if this hook gets used.

Created by Umimmak (talk). Self-nominated at 23:20, 20 March 2018 (UTC).


5x expanded by Tisanophile (talk). Self-nominated at 12:08, 12 March 2018 (UTC).

  • Date, size, hook, refs, neutrality, copyvio spotcheck, all pass. Would be nice to get a picture, but that's not required. I may be able to take a picture of a bottle in Korean supermarket if I don't forget :) --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 10:40, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Current nominations[edit]

Articles created/expanded on March 14[edit]

Joe Hung

  • ... that journalist Joe Hung was the first to translate the works of Taiwanese poet Loa Ho into English? Source cited in article:[26] from Taiwan Today

Created by Scanlan (talk). Self-nominated at 13:25, 21 March 2018 (UTC).

Birgit Remmert

  • Reviewed: Shalimar Sharbatly
  • Comment: in Iokaste, it's also the only role, but that would probably too long to mention? It tells the story of Oedipus from her point of view, - in March if possible

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 13:24, 21 March 2018 (UTC).

The Bible and humor

  • ... that The Bible and humor is a topic that has been largely ignored by biblical scholars during the last 1500 years? Source: [27] "For the last 1500 years the majority of biblical scholars, in the seriousness of their resarch, have not detected the slightest touch of humour in the bible."

5x expanded by Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk). Self-nominated at 19:25, 18 March 2018 (UTC).

  • Interesting article. I will review this. It is new enough and long enough: Went from 2k on 14 March to 22k on 18 March (10x) Onceinawhile (talk) 09:08, 21 March 2018 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg@Gråbergs Gråa Sång and Jenhawk777: I am not comfortable with the hook because “largely ignored” is not the same as saying “the majority didn’t” detect. In addition, there are a few 19th century sources covering the topic:
Onceinawhile (talk) 13:52, 21 March 2018 (UTC)
Hi Onceinawhile, and thanks for reviewing!
  • On the hook. Here's what I'm working with: "The subject [biblical humor] has recieved short shrift from scholarship which has scanned the bible so diligently for everything else. For the last 1500 years the majority of biblical scholars, in the seriousness of their resarch, have not detected the slightest touch of humour in the bible." I don't think "largely ignored" is a horrible paraphrase, but would something like "... that The Bible and humor is a topic that has recieved little attention in biblical scholarship during the last 1500 years?" be better? Or something completely different, I'm open to suggestions.
  • On the old stuff. We have discussed this a little at [28] (sadly, Aleph hasn't been around lately) and [29]. WP warns against it at WP:AGE MATTERS etc. Consider though, that this is (to a great extent) an old and dusty religous topic (not much disagreement that I have seen), and age may not be as great a problem as it may be in other areas. the Jewish Encyclopedia (1906) is still well regarded and often used on WP in certain areas[30]. A review of Shutters work published by The University of Chicago Press called it a "bright book"[31]. Anyway, what would you "demand"? No 1800 sources at all? Less? If so, how much less? Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 14:52, 21 March 2018 (UTC)
Onceinawhile, I have understood your comment differently than Gråbergs apparently. I do not take that you object to the inclusion of the old material, but that you object to the statement in the lead that humor is "a topic that has been largely ignored by biblical scholars during the last 1500 years" because it is contradicted by the existence of those older sources. Removing that statement--or moving it to a short discussion paragraph about missing seeing the humor in the Bible--would satisfy your concerns then--I think. Have I understood you correctly? We can and will certainly change the lead to better reflect all the sources if that will do. Jenhawk777 (talk) 17:12, 21 March 2018 (UTC)
Hi Jenhawk, yes that’s correct. Onceinawhile (talk) 21:07, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

Groom Mine

  • ... that Groom Mine has a view over Area 51? Source: "The Unlikely Struggle Of The Family Whose Neighbor Is Area 51". ([32])
    • ALT1:... that Groom Mine had been worked on by three generations of the same family? Source: "A Mine, the Military, and a Dry Lake: National Security and the Groom District, Lincoln County, Nevada" ([33])
    • ALT2:... that in 2015 federal judge Miranda Du condemned the Groom Mine and transferred its ownership to the United States Government? Source: "Government takes family's land near Area 51" ([34])
    • ALT3:... that fallout from nuclear testing fell on the Groom Mine during the 1950s? Source: The Size of the Risk: Histories of Multiple Use in the Great Basin. ([35])
  • Reviewed: Stephen C. Ananian
  • Comment: Article was moved from userdraft space on 14 March 2018, where it was worked on since 6 March. It has 7,607 characters of prose. All hooks are cited to sources which are used in the article. Nearly every sentence, if not all sentences, are verified to reliable sources. According to Earwig's Copyvio Detector, the closest this article gets to COPYVIO is 13%, that is largely due to usage of a quote in the Las Vegas Sun article from Col. Charles Meyer. All hooks are within 200 characters. No image is used in this nomination as I have not found any images of the mine itself that can be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. Reviewed the DYKN for Stephen C. Ananian.

Created by RightCowLeftCoast (talk). Self-nominated at 01:30, 15 March 2018 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 15[edit]

Body horror

  • Reviewed: This is my first nomination.
  • Comment: Article created in my userspace on March 1, moved to mainspace on March 15.

Created by Itherina (talk). Self-nominated at 02:34, 21 March 2018 (UTC).

Castillo de Coca

The Coca Castle at night
The Coca Castle at night
  • Reviewed: First DYK

Created by 2Joules (talk). Self-nominated at 07:11, 19 March 2018 (UTC).

National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra

5x expanded by Lionelt (talk) and Masem (talk). Nominated by Lionelt (talk) at 02:35, 16 March 2018 (UTC).

  • Comment: for the record @Masem: expanded – Lionel(talk) 02:37, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Tsamma juice

  • ... that Tsamma juice is named after the mother of all melons? Source: "Tsamma (named after a melon grown in Africa that is thought to be the parent of all melons we know today)" [37] "The name Tsamma is the same as a hearty melon grown in the Kalahari desert of Southern Africa" [38]
    • ALT1:... that Tsamma juice mixes well with every drink on the planet? Source: "The dangerous thing about Tsamma is that there's not an alcohol on the planet that doesn't mix well with it" [39]

Created by Ritchie333 (talk) and GreenMeansGo. Nominated by Ritchie333 (talk) at 22:41, 15 March 2018 (UTC).

  • I'm not reviewing fully, but will point out that ALT1 is not a fact, it is an advertising claim by the business founder. It's like saying "did you know that Carlsberg is probably the best beer in the world". Dahn (talk) 16:48, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
I would hope that people reading the main page would be able to obviously tell it's an opinion, and have a look at the article to see what the context was. It's kind of the point of hooks. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:45, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
It's not that it's an opinion that matters, it's that it's an opinion by the person who created the brand -- not only is it not neutral, it actually contributes publicity for the brand's claims. Hooks are not gimmicks. Dahn (talk) 15:05, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
The fact that citation references is not that it "mixes well with any drink on the planet", but that the person who sells it claims it does. So, if you feel it must be ALT 1, it needs to be rephrased accordingly -- that is, supposing "did you know that advertiser thinks their product is the best" makes for an interesting hook. Dahn (talk) 16:36, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
We could go with ALT1a ... "that the creator of Tsamma juice says it mixes well with every drink on the planet?" Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 23:20, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

Airports Act 1986

BAA logo
BAA logo

Created by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 14:21, 15 March 2018 (UTC).

History of Wat Phra Dhammakaya

City pilgrimage organized by Wat Phra Dhammakaya
City pilgrimage organized by Wat Phra Dhammakaya
  • ... that the Thai Buddhist temple Wat Phra Dhammakaya broke a Guinness World Record for organizing the longest journey walking over flower petals? Source: "One thousand, one hundred and thirty Buddhist monks broke the record for the Longest journey walking on flower petals on the fourth Dhammachai Dhutanga pilgrimage" (Guinness World Records, 2015); "Yet Buddhist monks belonging to the Dhammakaya Buddhist cult can be seen as another example of marketizing religions in their more recent city walks. Over 1000 monks walked barefoot at a stretch of 300 over kilometers and were well received by the Buddhist devotees." (Agarwal, 2015
    • ALT1:... that the Thai Buddhist temple Wat Phra Dhammakaya organized protests which prevented a beer company from listing on the stock market in Thailand, in what would have been the largest listing in Thai history? Source: "จากหน้าข่าวหนังสือพิมพ์หลายฉบับ ระบุว่า ภิกษุเกือบ 5,000 รูป ชุมนุมค้านหน้าตลาดหลักทรัพย์แห่งประเทศไทย ตัวแทนคณะสงฆ์นำโดย ... เลขาธิการศูนย์ประสานงานคณะสงฆ์แห่งประเทศไทย ... ตามข่าวระบุว่า ทาง ศปส.ได้จัดกิจกรรมเทเหล้าเผาบุหรี่มาอย่างต่อเนื่อง เมื่อเนชั่นสุดสัปดาห์ตามหาหน่วยงานดังกล่าว กลับหาไม่เจอ ... แต่วัดที่จัดกิจกรรมเทเหล้าเผาบุหรี่มาตลอด ก็คือ วัดพระธรรมกาย" ['The front page of many newspapers specify that 5000 monks gathered in front of the Stock Exchange of Thailand led by a representative of the monastic community... the secretary of the Thai Buddhist Monks National Coordination Center ... The news specified that the coordination center continuously organized ceremonies for giving up drinking and smoking. But Nation Weekend reporters were not able to find this coordination center ... But the temple that organizes ceremonies for giving up drinking and smoking is Wat Phra Dhammakaya'] (The Nation, 2005); Source: "An attempt by Thailand's largest brewer to list on the stock market has been put on hold after protests by Buddhist monks worried by growing alcohol sales." (BBC, 2005); Source: "Kittiratt Na-Ranong, Thailand’s stock market chief, resigned on Wednesday in an unusual show of responsibility as a result of the Thai bourse’s losing what would have been its biggest initial public offering to its rival in Singapore." (New York Times, 2006).

Improved to Good Article status by Farang Rak Tham (talk) and Wikiman5676 (talk). Nominated by Farang Rak Tham (talk) at 12:52, 8 February 2018 (UTC).

  • Article is newly promoted, long enough, and with no outstanding issues. QPQ done. Hooks verified, and original hook is Symbol confirmed.svg good to go. Symbol question.svg Alt1, at 206 characters, is too long. (Feel free to revise, but I think the Guinness records bit is quite interesting enough.) --Paul_012 (talk) 12:16, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 21:50, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Alt2 good to go. --Paul_012 (talk) 03:03, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Yoninah, Paul 012, isn't the grammar is a little off here? History is the subject, yet we add "a giant ... temple". Needs a little tweaking, but I am not certain how.--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 20:19, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
  • I like it without tweak, seems clear enough. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:56, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
  • I also like ALT3. I changed "which" to "that". I'd like to remind the nominator that if text was copied from the mother article, Wat Phra Dhammakaya, it needs to be noted on the talk page using this template. Yoninah (talk) 23:00, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Is the template that is currently used, {{copied|from=Wat Phra Dhammakaya|to=History of Wat Phra Dhammakaya}}, okay as well? Just asking.--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 22:32, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────* I just received a message from a bot saying that I need to do something about this nomination. I presume that means that the Copied From template currently used on the page does not suffice. Replacing it now.--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 12:24, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

Workplace robotics safety

Drawing of a 1984 industrial robot accident
Drawing of a 1984 industrial robot accident
  • Reviewed: For first nomination, no review required.

Created by JC429618c (talk). Self-nominated at 19:26, 15 March 2018 (UTC).

Robert Sexé

Drawing of Robert Sexé in Moscow
Drawing of Robert Sexé in Moscow

Created by Meanderingbartender (talk). Self-nominated at 07:09, 16 March 2018 (UTC).

Chinese characters for transcribing Slavonic

Chinese character representing an abbreviation of the word Christ
Chinese character representing an abbreviation of the word Christ
  • ... the Russian Orthodox Church created their own Chinese characters for translating religious texts?Source:One area where there was an acute need for special Hanzi characters was in the translation of liturgical texts into Chinese and Japanese. In order to accomplish this task for Chinese, Archimandrite Gurias (né Gregory Platonovich Karpov) , head of the 14th Russian Mission in Beijing, devised a series of Hanzi characters for representing syllable structures not found in Chinese.[41]

Created by Sfjyu (talk). Self-nominated at 10:16, 18 March 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol delete vote.svg Article does not meet the length requirements for DYK and fails 2a in the criteria. Currently it has 1,305 characters, but DYK requires there to be a minimum of 1,500 characters. The article also fails 4, because it does not have any in-line citations. I'd recommend that if you're still interested in having a DYK for this article, re-nominate after those basic concerns are addressed. Nomader (talk) 04:38, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
Could be easily done - for example the article currently contains no dates. Were the characters used much? Johnbod (talk) 12:33, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
Sure, it could easily be done but right now the article has no sources at all. It should be fixed and then re-nominated. Nomader (talk) 14:24, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
It can't be re-nominated because then it would not be new enough. It should be fixed, period. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:43, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 16[edit]

Fresno Yosemite International Airport

Replica sequoia forest inside the Fresno Yosemite International Airport terminal
Replica sequoia forest inside the Fresno Yosemite International Airport terminal
  • ... that Fresno Yosemite International Airport (pictured) has a replica sequoia forest inside the terminal, reflecting the airport's role as a gateway to three national parks? Source: "Strolling through the airport’s new, life-size, replica sequoia forest, passengers are delighted and fascinated by the giant trees that seem to be supporting the roof of the terminal." "the Airport wanted to take the opportunity to improve its image, by representing itself as the gateway to the ... national parks." (link)

Improved to Good Article status by RickyCourtney (talk). Self-nominated at 18:40, 19 March 2018 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 17[edit]


Kaiten Type 1 on display at the Yūshūkan.
Kaiten Type 1 on display at the Yūshūkan.

Improved to Good Article status by Nihonjoe (talk), Centipede92 (talk), MChew (talk), Dendrite1 (talk), Daniel0816 (talk), and Hoary (talk). Nominated by Nihonjoe (talk) at 21:16, 19 March 2018 (UTC).

Jamil Smith (journalist)

Smith in February 2018
Smith in February 2018

Created/expanded by Innisfree987 (talk) and (talk). Nominated by Innisfree987 (talk) at 00:45, 19 March 2018 (UTC).

Andrea Galer

Created by Ruby2010 (talk). Self-nominated at 22:46, 17 March 2018 (UTC).

Minkhaung Medaw

Created by Hybernator (talk). Self-nominated at 00:32, 19 March 2018 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 18[edit]


  • ... that the Scandinavian-influenced pair-house shows that some level of ethnic diversity was accepted in early Mormon society? Source: "The presence of the northern European pair-house type in Utah communities further reinforces the idea that a degree of ethnic identity was tolerated." (NRIS - linked at bottom of infobox)
    • ALT1:... that the lineage of the pair-house goes back to the early Renaissance? Source: "The Utah pair-house finds its origins in the folk building traditions of Sweden and Norway during the 16th and 17th centuries." (same source)

Created by MB (talk) and Doncram (talk). Nominated by MB (talk) at 14:15, 19 March 2018 (UTC).

Leucospermum cuneiforme

Leucospermum cuneiforme, Potberg
Leucospermum cuneiforme, Potberg
  • ... that Leucospermum cuneiforme (pictured) is known as luisiesbos ("lice bush") as its seed pods resemble lice? Source
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

5x expanded by Dwergenpaartje (talk). Nominated by Casliber (talk) at 12:20, 19 March 2018 (UTC).

NB: reviewed Template:Did you know nominations/Eliezer Gruenbaum

University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law

5x expanded by ErieSwiftByrd (talk). Self-nominated at 06:49, 19 March 2018 (UTC).


Created by Slightlymad (talk). Self-nominated at 04:07, 19 March 2018 (UTC).

Sampa the Great

  • Comment: Made article in my sandbox then moved it, but wrote all content in the span of a few hours, so essentially new.

Created by StewdioMACK (talk). Self-nominated at 04:36, 18 March 2018 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 19[edit]

Sushil Siddharth

  • Reviewed: A Voz do Brasil
  • Comment: Also nominated for RD. Let's see what happens.

5x expanded by Skr15081997 (talk). Self-nominated at 15:30, 21 March 2018 (UTC).

Biblical Researches in Palestine

First edition cover
First edition cover

Created by Onceinawhile (talk). Self-nominated at 01:02, 21 March 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg The hook isn't in the article, nor the reference either from Adler (as cited in the DYK nom above) or from Brown, where the quote originated from. Article appears to be only 1221 characters too. First time reviewing a DYK so happy to be corrected. Meanderingbartender (talk) 14:11, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

Patrick Mayrhofer

  • Reviewed: QPQ pending

Created by OwenBlacker (talk). Self-nominated at 22:37, 20 March 2018 (UTC).

MV Butiraoi

  • ... that foreign journalists investigating the sinking of the MV Butiraoi had their passports confiscated by I-Kiribati officials?
    • ALT1:... that after the disappearance of the ferry MV Butiraoi, Kiribati waited six days to ask for help in searching for the ship?

Created by Acebulf (talk). Self-nominated at 23:53, 19 March 2018 (UTC).

Stephen J. Herben Jr.‎, George Foster Herben, Grace Foster Herben, Stephen J. Herben

Created by Usernameunique (talk). Self-nominated at 19:35, 19 March 2018 (UTC).


  • ... that while most Indonesians do not speak Arabic, they learn to read the Quran using a textbook called Iqro?
    • ALT1:... that Iqro, a textbook used by Indonesians to learn to read the Quran, was developed by a merchant from Yogyakarta?

5x expanded by HaEr48 (talk). Self-nominated at 04:19, 19 March 2018 (UTC).

Halcyon 6

Created/expanded by Zxcvbnm (talk). Self-nominated at 05:55, 19 March 2018 (UTC).

  • Note: As the nominator has less than 5 DYK credits, no QPQ needed. The QPQ submitted with this nomination was not a complete review. Aside from suggesting a better hook, your future reviews should explicitly confirm that the five main DYK criteria have been met. A convenient Reviewer's Template is located above the edit window. Yoninah (talk) 19:47, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 20[edit]

Hans Klumbach

The late Roman ridge Berkasovo I helmet
The late Roman ridge Berkasovo I helmet
  • ... that Hans Klumbach connected the late Roman ridge helmets (example pictured) to the medieval spangenhelme? Source: Johnson 1980, p. 309: "Most of Klumbach's examples of late Roman helmets are of two half caps of iron only; in only four of the helmets normally assigned to the late Roman period is this rule broken. These are the helmets from Conçesti, Berkasovo I, Dêr-el-Medineh, and probably Deurne. According to Klumbach's typology, these helmets (apart from Deurne) form the natural end to a sequence of helmet-construction in which Roman craftsmen adapted their design, first from a cap made from a single piece of iron (as in most of the helmets of the first and second centuries) to a cap made from two pieces riveted to a central crest which formed the spine; then to a helmet made of several pieces of iron (up to six), joined together by widening ribs running transversely down from a central topmost point. This last form of helmet is the so-called 'Spangenhelm' of early medieval date" (parentheticals and footnotes omitted).

5x expanded by Usernameunique (talk). Self-nominated at 22:46, 20 March 2018 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Interesting life, on few but good sources, offline sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. I am not happy "helmets" here, "helme" there in the hook, but perhaps that can't be avoided? The image is licensed, and shows well. In the article, there's something preceded by "fifth century AD", and I not only believe that it should be "fifth-century ...", but also that it might be better phrased differently. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:24, 21 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the review, Gerda Arendt. Good catch on the hyphen, but reworded it so they're not necessary. Not sure what you mean when you say you're not happy with the helmets, could you clarify? --Usernameunique (talk) 20:57, 21 March 2018 (UTC)
I thought it was clear that I am not happy with (English) helmets and (German) "helme", but probably there's no way around it. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:04, 21 March 2018 (UTC)
I see what you mean now—"spangenhelm" has basically been appropriated as an English word, to the extent that when I read it I don't see the word "helmets", I just see a term of art. I think that makes it's use okay, as unless one is fluent in German (as are you), it doesn't seem awkward. --Usernameunique (talk) 21:18, 21 March 2018 (UTC)
Symbol voting keep.svg Fine. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:36, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

Fleurs de Marécage

  • Reviewed: I'm on it.

Created by Drmies (talk). Self-nominated at 01:47, 21 March 2018 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 21[edit]

da share z0ne

  • ... that da share z0ne is a satirical social media account run by a skeleton character? Source: "The account's creator or creators remain anonymous, but the account is supposedly operated by a fictitious skeleton character known as Admin" (from the lead); "'Admin,' the fictional character who purportedly runs da share z0ne, is a skeleton" (In the "'Admin' character" section). Dazed and Vice Media explain the nature of the character.

Created by Brandt Luke Zorn (talk). Self-nominated at 19:20, 21 March 2018 (UTC).

23rd Street (Manhattan)

  • ... that the structures along 23rd Street in Manhattan, New York City, range from art galleries and theaters to skyscrapers and expensive residential units? Sources: Too many to quote, but art galleries, theaters, skyscrapers (1, 2), and expensive real estate (1, 2, 3). In the "Description" and "Economy" sections.
    • ALT1:... that New York City's 23rd Street contains an eclectic mix of structures, from art galleries and theaters to skyscrapers and expensive residential units? Sources: See above
    • ALT2:... that at various points, New York City's 23rd Street contained the city's largest residential complex, the world's largest hotel, and the world's tallest skyscraper? Sources: (1) London Terrace is the residential complex. The source is the NY Times (1988): "It was the largest apartment development ever built in New York City". (2) Fifth Avenue Hotel is the hotel. The source is The Encyclopedia of New York City (2010), p. 442. (3) The Metropolitan Life Tower is the world's tallest building. The source is the NY Times (1996): "The Metropolitan Life Tower, the tallest in the world when it was built in 1909".
  • Reviewed: I will do one later.

Improved to Good Article status by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 15:14, 21 March 2018 (UTC).

181st Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)

  • ... that for 25 years, pedestrians in Hudson Heights, New York City, paid a subway fare to use the 181st Street station's elevators to avoid climbing an eight-story hill? Source: NY Times (1957).
    • ALT1:... that elevator operators at New York City's 181st Street station are known to play music in an attempt to cheer up commuters? Source: NY Times (2003). "Elizabeth Lorris Ritter, the leader of the campaign to keep the operators, describes the few seconds of company, music and chitchat as a wee oasis of civilization that lifts the spirits of the thousands of people who use the elevators each day. [...] In Elevator 108, Mr. Perez's riders are treated to calypso, merengue or traditional upbeat Cuban son pulsing from a battery-powered CD player that he won with points from Foxwoods Casino. The breezy music livens the dank, fluorescent-lighted elevator car, so much so that on occasion a dour-faced occupant will execute a brief tap or samba step on the way out."
  • Reviewed: I will do one later

Improved to Good Article status by Kew Gardens 613 (talk) and Epicgenius (talk). Nominated by Epicgenius (talk) at 14:14, 21 March 2018 (UTC).

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