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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
February 23 1
February 24 1
February 26 1
March 3 1
March 6 2
March 8 2
March 9 2
March 10 1
March 12 2
March 18 3
March 19 1
March 21 2 1
March 24 2
March 26 3 1
March 27 1
March 28 3 1
March 30 1
March 31 4 2
April 1 1
April 2 3
April 3 2 1
April 4 2 1
April 5 2
April 6 1 1
April 7 3
April 8 4
April 9 7 4
April 10 6 2
April 11 2 1
April 12 3 1
April 13 1
April 14 5 2
April 15 5
April 16 5 3
April 17 7 3
April 18 7 2
April 19 5 2
April 20 8 4
April 21 9 7
April 22 10 7
April 23 12 7
April 24 10 5
April 25 9 3
April 26 6
April 27 9 2
April 28 7 1
April 29 4 1
April 30
Total 188 65
Last updated 10:07, 30 April 2017 UTC
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Instructions for nominators

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

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For simplified instructions, see User:Rjanag/Quick DYK 2.

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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.

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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.
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How to review a nomination

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.

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Frequently asked questions


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).

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Instructions for other editors

How to promote an accepted hook

  • 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
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    • change {{DYKsubpage to {{subst:DYKsubpage
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How to remove a rejected hook

  • 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 the prep area or queue where the hook is and remove the hook and the credits associated with it.
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  • 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

  • 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

Articles created/expanded on February 23

Tomahawk chop, Foam tomahawk

A foam tomahawk used for the tomahawk chop
A foam tomahawk used for the tomahawk chop
  • ... that the tomahawk chop, sometimes complemented with foam tomahawks (pictured), was adopted by the Atlanta Braves following the signing of former FSU Seminoles cornerback Deion Sanders? Source: New York Times
    • ALT1:... that the Atlanta Braves' adoption of the tomahawk chop, sometimes complemented with foam tomahawks (pictured), once led to them being called "Negroes", "Klansmen" and "Nazis" by Native American groups? Sun Sentinel

Created by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 16:16, 23 February 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Both new enough. Both long enough. Double QPQ done. NPOV. The article can't decide if it is Tomahawk Chop or tomahawk chop. The latter strikes me as better. I'm also sceptical about the concept of it being "invented". Perhaps devised or created would make more sense. Earwig and spot checking found no significant close paraphrasing issues, copyright violations or plagiarism in either article. ALT1 does not tally with the source, " Call them the Atlanta Negroes, Atlanta Klansmen or Atlanta Nazis, said Clyde Bellecourt, the protest organizer and national director of the American Indian Movement." I will add an ALT2. Otherwise, both articles are well-cited, and ALT0 tallies with the sources. Edwardx (talk) 20:49, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
  • ALT2:... that the Atlanta Braves' adoption of the tomahawk chop, sometimes complemented with foam tomahawks (pictured), led to them being called "Negroes", "Klansmen" and "Nazis" by Clyde Bellecourt, national director of the American Indian Movement?
  • Thanks, but you need to adjust the article itself so that it properly reflects ALT2. I will strike ALT1 just to avoid an incorrect promotion later on in the process. Edwardx (talk) 16:05, 28 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Thank you. Good to go. Edwardx (talk) 13:41, 2 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Striking ALT2, which at 214 characters even excluding "foam tomahawks (pictured)" from the count, is far too long for DYK. Having read the original quote, it's also misleading to take the words out of the context of a team name, i.e., "Atlanta Klansmen", and thus probably a BLP violation with regard to Bellecourt as well; I've modified that sentence in the article. I suggest you stick with the original hook. BlueMoonset (talk) 16:56, 5 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg Both articles have been tagged with Merge templates—the proposal is to merge them into a single article, per Talk:Tomahawk chop#Merge—and cannot be promoted to the main page until the merge proposal is settled, so I have pulled this nomination from prep. Also, the original hook was questioned at WT:DYK#Tomahawks etc - prep 3, so I've struck it. Hooks proposed during the DYK talk-page discussion include two by The Rambling Man (which I'm numbering ALT3 and ALT4), and one by The C of E (ALT5):
  • ALT3: ... that Native Americans asked the Kansas City Chiefs to stop performing the tomahawk chop, sometimes complemented with foam tomahawks (pictured)?
  • ALT4: ... that the tomahawk chop, sometimes complemented with foam tomahawks (pictured), was banned in 2009 by Massachusetts schools who said that it was "offensive and discriminatory"?
  • ALT5: ... that fans of the Atlanta Braves were asked to stop doing the tomahawk chop with foam tomahawks (pictured) as it was viewed as a mockery of Native Americans?
I think the "complemented with" is an awkward wording (it dates from the original hook), which I hope can be modified if either are used. Note that while it seems unlikely that the merger discussion will be completed in time for this to run on March 31, if the hook still does involve the Atlanta Braves, their home opener is on April 14. BlueMoonset (talk) 00:59, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
@Edwardx: Could you please give the above suggestions a review and restore the tick? Furthermore, there is no merge discussion, there is a suggestion but not a formal move discussion where there is nothing in the DYK rules saying it can't rule while there is a suggested move discussion. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 08:34, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
For the avoidance of doubt, the merge discussion was initiated yesterday. The Rambling Man (talk) 09:14, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
@Edwardx:, @BlueMoonset: The merge discussion has closed after 7 days, could you please restore the tick so we can use this on 11 April? The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 09:21, 3 April 2017 (UTC)
  • The C of E, I certainly wouldn't care to do so, given that the closure appears to be by one of the involved parties (yourself). If The Rambling Man is okay with the closure, though, I think this could proceed, but the most recent ALT hooks would need to be reviewed, since they've haven't yet been. (Per an earlier comment, I'd recommend replacing "doing" in ALT5 with "performing".) BlueMoonset (talk) 00:05, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg All three ALTs are interesting and all check out with the cited sources. Edwardx (talk) 21:50, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
  • No, it's absurd to close a merge discussion with just two votes, one of whom is the article writer, the same user who is chasing WikiCup points. The Rambling Man (talk) 20:39, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
    • Strictly speaking, you only put it in for a suggested move not a requested move so you're not going to get the comments that you are looking for aside of those who come across the page. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 21:37, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg Reinstating the appropriate icon for an ongoing merge discussion, since it has been reopened. BlueMoonset (talk) 22:14, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 24

François Bott

Created by LouisAlain (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 16:49, 3 March 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg The article was new enough at time of nomination and is just long enough (1774 bytes according to prosesize.js). I tweaked the hook a little for grammar and clarity. The hook fact is not cited in the article (that I could see), and entire paragraphs are uncited. No obvious problems with copyvios or close paraphrasing. QPQ is done. If the hook can be substantiated with references (along with the rest of the article) I think we're good to go, although it's a little mundane. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mackensen (talkcontribs) 18:54, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for looking. I hope LouisAlain can help. I guess it's better to ask the author about references of a translated article, - my French as marginal ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:23, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg It has been over three weeks with no action taken on the referencing issue; indeed, the article has been templated regarding its sourcing and cannot be promoted to the main page in that state. Something needs to be done soon. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 02:27, 2 April 2017 (UTC)
Both author and I had RL troubles, sorry. Will look but not immediately. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:23, 2 April 2017 (UTC)
I did now what I could, which isn't much because my French is basic. I found two book sources which I passed to three French-speaking colleagues, because I can't even say if they are RS. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:50, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
ALT1: ... that François Bott, for a long time head of Le Monde's book section, turned to writing novels and essays, for example the award-winning Une minute d'absence? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:59, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
Symbol possible vote.svg The article has improved, but there's still an entire uncited paragraph. I added the original refimprove tag, and I'm not comfortable taking it off. That paragraph starts with an ungrammatical clause as well ("A member of the jury of the prize Roger Vailland..."). Mackensen (talk) 15:37, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
How about dropping that paragraph (even though it has been part of the French article for a long time)? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:53, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
Can someone who speaks French please check out [1], [2], [3], [4]?? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:20, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
I believe removing that paragraph would bring the article under the minimum length. My French isn't good enough to assess source quality. Mackensen (talk) 16:59, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: I checked the sources, the first two are schedules for events concerning Roger Vailland, the first one confirms that he was "A member of the jury of the Roger Vailland prize", the only mention of him in the second one is that he held a "table ronde" (discussion) about "L’esprit de conquête" and some works by Vailland. The last two are short biographies - I can help translate if you need it but I'm sure you can get the relevant information out of google translate without me having to check it manually. (talk) 21:51, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
  • With new references, only one paragraph is unsourced. I think, if no references found, removing it wont hamper the length eligibility. - Vivvt (Talk) 17:29, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
  • The article is currently 1748 prose characters according to DYKcheck. The paragraph with the "citation needed" template is 169 prose characters, which would leave 1579 prose characters, above the minimum 1500 required. BlueMoonset (talk) 19:16, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
  • @BlueMoonset: Also, is it a mandate to use Citation template for references. The article does not use it fully. I introduced it for some of them. If yes, then that may need some clean up. - Vivvt (Talk) 19:30, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Vivvt, while DYK does not allow references that consist of bare URLs, they may be in formats that do not use the cite or citation templates or Harvard refs. What's there meets DYK minimums (assuming it's accurate, which I did not check), though more information is always helpful. BlueMoonset (talk) 19:39, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on February 26

Sociopolitical issues of anatomy in America in the 19th century

Created/expanded by KaylaMa (talk). Self-nominated at 17:08, 9 March 2017 (UTC).

  • @KaylaMa: Could you fix the nomination? For example, you didn't link the article in the hook. HaEr48 (talk) 05:52, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
  • @HaEr48: I have fixed my nomination, is this better now? Thanks so much for the help! KaylaMa (talk) 01:08, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment, No, not much better, & not good enough. Please look at the rules and other examples. And on Wikipedia "our" covers the world not just the US. The hook probably needs an "American" somewhere. Johnbod (talk) 17:40, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg But, "America's current Anatomy Act 1832 piped to "laws on cadaver acquisitions"", links to a British act of Parliament! Johnbod (talk) 16:47, 22 April 2017 (UTC)
@Johnbod: I have removed the link to the British act! KaylaMa (talk) 16:55, 22 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Full review still needed now that a snappier ALT1 has been proposed. BlueMoonset (talk) 16:47, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 3


  • ... that ...? Source: "This article explains the concept of Iatrophysics, the use of mechanics to analyze anatomy. This was a key concept that changed the way medicine was viewed and studied. " (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)
    • ALT1:... that mechanical models of muscle contraction were fleshed out starting as early as the 17th century in the field of Iatrophysics? Source: "? " (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created/expanded by Yennyyang (talk). Self-nominated at 19:23, 9 March 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg What is the hook? (Nominator has been pinged). Yoninah (talk) 14:45, 2 April 2017 (UTC)

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Red XN - No hook created by submitter
  • Interesting: Red XN - No hook created by submitter
  • Other problems: Red XN - No hook created by submitter
QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg This is my first time using the DYK checklist template. The article was expanded almost 10x from the previous existing article. While the article looks good, at the time of the expansion, the nominator as Yoninah (talk · contribs) has stated, did not submit a hook. The hook statement of being cited, and interesting cannot be judged at this time until the submitter provides at least one hook. Therefore as of this review, the nomination should be placed on hold. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 05:43, 8 April 2017 (UTC)

@Yennyyang: please respond by providing a hook.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 05:44, 8 April 2017 (UTC)
  • RightCowLeftCoast, I just discovered a hook placed in the middle of the source section of ALT1, so I've moved it into the main section of ALT1 and formatted it. The same incorrect placement was done for the original hook, but what's there is two sentences and not all that interesting. Can you take a look at ALT1 and see whether it does the job and is properly supported in the article? Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 03:28, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: looking at the article as it stood on the date of nomination, the first paragraph of the "Iatrophysicists" section is unsourced.
If the hooks are in the small writing, than ALT1 appears to be triple sourced, and the first hook "This article explains the concept of Iatrophysics, the use of mechanics to analyze anatomy. This was a key concept that changed the way medicine was viewed and studied." is not sourced.
Symbol possible vote.svgTherefore upon second look, the article needs to be improved by Yennyyang (talk · contribs), which appears to be the case, but not yet enough to allow it to pass.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 01:15, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 6

Azande witchcraft

  • Reviewed: I'll do one, as the nominator.
  • Comment: Note: we moved this to mainspace on 5 March, but I didn't noticed I had gotten pinged about the hook. I hope/trust that this won't be too much of a problem.

Created by YoungWizard (talk). Nominated by Dr Aaij (talk) at 02:36, 15 March 2017 (UTC).

I am willing to review this, but not right now, weather too nice. What I noticed was the beginning, "Witchcraft for the Azande", that sounds like witchcraft is good for the Azande, like "someone for governor", - I guess it should mean "For the Azande, witchcraft means/is ...? + we need a link to Azande, early. I never heard of them. Looks like you did your qpq ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:41, 15 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Thank you Gerda Arendt. For the record, it was Template:Did you know nominations/Kirchenlied--you should read that article, very interesting. Anyway, the lateness of this class assignment, I missed a ping, and I was busy on my sock account; BlueMoonset knows about it, and thinks I may expect leniency from the reviewer. Thanks. Yes, I see that it may need some work, but I had to get this up on time. YoungWizard will get on this imminently, no doubt. Thanks again Gerda! Dr Aaij (talk) 15:10, 15 March 2017 (UTC)
No rush ;) - I wonder if the article even has the best name, - could think of Witchcraft (Azande). The the lead could start then: Witchcraft means to the Azande (Zande people). Will look closer now. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:14, 15 March 2017 (UTC)
I saw now, that all sources are via jstor, so can only access the abstracts. Any chance that you could mail me the articles? Two sources seem to the same, just different pages. It would be even better to point to a single page for a certain fact. The wording of that source, Witchcraft among the Azande is ... - that could also start the article. I don't think it's too close paraphrasing, - it's just the most precise way to say it. oracle should be linked the first time, and I think not be capitalized. I am so used to witches being female that I was surprised to read they can be both genders. I am waiting for someone telling me I'm a witch. We had warrior, monster, "her flashmob" and groupie already ;) - would you know a good (funny) image for groupie? I took one for monster. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:35, 15 March 2017 (UTC)
Dr Aaij, I feel that I can't review without access to at least one source, sorry. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:49, 6 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Gerda Arendt, I'm so sorry I forgot to pay attention to the pings. YGM in a minute or two. YoungWizard, it is time to really get busy on this article and get it ready for primetime. Dr Aaij (talk) 01:19, 10 April 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the mail, received, but I have to do a few time-related things first, look for Easter on this page, for example, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:21, 10 April 2017 (UTC)
Back, I let go of one Easter attempt, that helps. Dr Aaij, now I need help with understanding a topic that is completely new to me. The article says: "Witchcraft is present in every aspect of Zande society." Should that perhaps be "The belief in witchcraft is present in every aspect of Zande society."? - I think, whatever the answer, that line should be in the lead. I didn't understand any of the lead without some basis like that. - No references need to be in the lead for facts with a ref in the article. - The scientific language of the pdfs is quite challenging. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:02, 10 April 2017 (UTC)
Thanks Gerda--there have been questions about clarity in the article, and I will remind the writer again today. Dr Aaij (talk) 14:17, 10 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Hi, Gerda Arendt. Before you mentioned on my article that it would be better if the title was changed to Witchcraft (Azande). Is there a way I could change the title or would I have to move the article to a new page? YoungWizard (talk) 19:23, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
    • User:YoungWizard, I'm fine with the name; I don't think we need to move it. I do think you should continue to make copyedits and see if there is room for clarification and expansion here, there, and everywhere. Dr Aaij (talk) 00:03, 30 April 2017 (UTC)


5x expanded by Gfosankar (talk). Self-nominated at 16:04, 7 March 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Article is expanded 5x and nominated within date range. QPQ done. However, it talks only about the wall and related incidents with it. Nothing about the village as such. I believe it fails WP:DYKSG#D7. - Vivvt (Talk) 18:55, 11 March 2017 (UTC)
  • The village known for that wall and its issues only.Gfosankar (talk) 05:12, 12 March 2017 (UTC)
    • The village should have its own info like schools, hospitals, post office, some geography, river information. Map would be great. Coordinates or something about location. Only wall info might get this article deleted. - Vivvt (Talk) 14:13, 15 March 2017 (UTC)
      • Please read about WP:RS for references like this. - Vivvt (Talk) 04:01, 29 March 2017 (UTC)
        • @Gfosankar and Vivvt: There seem to be some problems with this article, as Vivvt has pointed out; but I think the neatest way around them would be to move the article. The village may be inherently notable, but has no substantive coverage; whereas the wall clearly does. So change this to an article about the wall, add a little more detail there, and create a stub for the village itself. This nomination can then move forwards. Vanamonde (talk) 07:01, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 8

Ivy Josiah

  • Reviewed: This is my first article, not yet a reviewer.
  • Comment: This was written for International Women's Day at Newnham College.

Created by Yuitsum (talk) and G-Eazy951 (talk). Nominated by Yuitsum (talk) at 11:21, 15 March 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is barely above 1500 characters (1519) and is new enough, a QPQ is not needed. But the hook doesn't exactly match what is written in the article. 'Wife', 'beating' nor 'wife beating' are actually mentioned, but 'battered women' are. These are two very different distinctions, at least in my opinion they are, and either the hook or article needs changing so that they match each other more clearly. Also, the article is classified as a stub, which it should be for DYK.  — Calvin999 20:59, 15 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Wife battering does not sound so good. G-Eazy951 worked on this too. He may have a suggestion. Yuitsum (talk) 19:32, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment The article mentions "battered women" and "domestic violence". As Malaysia is a majority Muslim country and still a fairly traditional society, the "battered women" who are the victims of "domestic violence" will almost all be wives, thus "wife beating" can reasonably be inferred. Edwardx (talk) 20:51, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

Mary Susan McIntosh

  • ... that sociologist, feminist, political activist and campaigner for lesbian and gay rights, Mary Susan McIntosh was deported from the US in 1960 for speaking out against the House Un-American Activities Committee? Source: "Carol Smart, 'Mary McIntosh, 1936–2013' (2013)". Radical Philosophy. Retrieved 2017-03-08.

Created by LornaMCampbell (talk). Nominated by Stinglehammer (talk) at 16:20, 13 March 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg The hook is cited satisfactorily and the article is long enough and there appears to be no copy violation. At 225 characters including spaces, the hook is too long. It needs to include "... that " at the beginning and needs to contain a least a link to the subject and probably to lesbian and gay rights and the House Un-American Activities Committee. I have concerns about the photograph contained in the article. It has been uploaded as creative commons with source and author given as the London School of Economics Library. The page there that it has been taken from is a blog post by one of the Library's archivists discussing the archiving of Ms McIntosh's collection of papers. As such the image is one that Ms McIntosh has collected rather than the University and, from the quality of the image, it appears to be from a newspaper or similar publication and is presumably subject to a copyright rather than creative commons. Is there any additional source information on this? DavidCane (talk) 22:17, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
    • Hi @DavidCane: - Is it the length of the hook that is the main concern? If so how many characters is appropriate? The image used was really a placeholder image. I have since contacted Mary's old workplaces at the University of Essex and Nuffield College, Oxford, and they have supplied 4 better quality images which I can upload shortly. Please let me know if uploading a better image resolves the issue or if the hook needs further tweaking. Best regards Stinglehammer (talk) 20:07, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
      • The hook is still too long. It must be no longer than 200 characters - see the guidance on hook format for details. If the new images are copy free, commons or the like put one of these into the article, change the hook and it should be ready to go. --DavidCane (talk) 21:37, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
How about this:
  • ALT1: ... that sociologist, feminist, political activist and campaigner for lesbian and gay rights, Mary Susan McIntosh was deported in 1960 for speaking out against the House Un-American Activities Committee?
(199 characters) Hawkeye7 (talk) 22:57, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Even though the House Un-American Activities Committee is mentioned, I think that it is necessary to say where she was deported from.
  • The newspaper/magazine image questioned above is still in the article. The two new images are an improvement, but @Stinglehammer: needs to show that the University of Essex and Nuffield College have released them for free use.--DavidCane (talk) 09:08, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
  • ...that sociologist, feminist and campaigner for lesbian and gay rights, Mary Susan McIntosh was deported from the US in 1960 for speaking out against the House Un-American Activities Committee?
Any better? And do you mean getting OTRS permission for the two new images? I can remove the offending third image if that helps resolve the problem?Stinglehammer (talk) 17:43, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Yes, the hook looks better now and I think OTRS permission is the way to go. I have created a commons category for Mary Susan McIntosh, if you remove the magazine one with the uncertain attribution from the article and link to the commons category in the external links section all three images (and any others you have) can be found there. --DavidCane (talk) 17:50, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
@DavidCane:, Okay I have asked for OTRS permission to be provided for all 3 images and removed the 3rd questionable image from the article. Best, Stinglehammer (talk) 10:47, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 9

George Paul Korengay

  • ...that a choir of angels visited folk artist George Kornegay? Source: "And the end of it come from a choir of angels come to visit my house. Come from the east into the house, go down the hall, go around my bedroom. And then leave to the west"[5]

Created by No Swan So Fine (talk), Edwardx (talk), and Philafrenzy (talk). Nominated by No Swan So Fine (talk) at 17:54, 15 March 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article created on 10 March and nominated on 15 March, so falls within date range. QPQ done. Hook length is within the limit. The article has too much quotes. This should be reduced. The hook and some of the claims are sourced from the primary sources. Need to find secondary sources or alternate hook. - Vivvt (Talk) 18:44, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg There has been no response to this review in over two weeks, and no edits to the article in this time. The nominator has been pinged, and work needs to be done soon if this nomination is to remain open. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 15:39, 8 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Marking for closure; still no response nor edits, yet nominator has been active elsewhere on Wikipedia. BlueMoonset (talk) 21:44, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
Alt 1 "...that according to the folk artist George Kornegay, he was visited by a choir of angels? The source referred to in the review is the Souls Grown Deep page. I am not sure whether this is in fact a primary source as it is stated to be a series of interviews with the subject by William Arnett and the website is an independent one run by the Souls Grown Deep Foundation. Philafrenzy (talk) 20:21, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

Hallelujah Chorus

Speaker iconHallelujah Chorus
    • ALT1:... that people traditionally stand during the performance of the Easter chorus "Hallelujah Chorus" (sound) because King George II reportedly did at the London premiere? Source: University of Chicago
  • Reviewed: Jean-Nicolas Corvisart
  • Comment: for 16 April (Easter Day) and I'd like to request we use the sound.

Converted from a redirect by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 10:59, 9 March 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg - Length, Date, Cite, QPQ, and Earwigs check for both hooks. Mifter Public (talk) 20:25, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg I have pulled this from prep not only because the promoted (ALT1) hook is problematic, but because in addition to the two templates I added earlier, both caused by misunderstanding or misrepresenting the sources in the material, the article gets too many facts wrong. For example, the claim that it took a full week to write the chorus. The source says it took nine days for Handel to write Part II of Messiah, yet the final chorus took seven of those nine days? Not only is that improbable, but the source (christianity.com, which strikes me as somewhat dubious) doesn't even make the one-week claim. The Ross source is talking about Messiah in general, not the Hallelujah Chorus in particular. And so on. I do have doubts about the original hook as well, in part because of the source of that claim. BlueMoonset (talk) 05:06, 10 April 2017 (UTC)
  • No, I'm afraid the edits to the article have done nothing to address my objections, and if it weren't well past my bedtime I'd replace both templates right now; you're still misrepresenting the Ross source, and the sentence about oratorio and chorus still does not make sense. You also haven't addressed whether christianity.com is a RS. If you make further edits, I'll certainly look at them, but I won't be returning for many hours. BlueMoonset (talk) 07:33, 10 April 2017 (UTC)
If we have to have yet another fork of Messiah (Handel) (main article --> Messiah Part II --> H.Chorus), can we at least try to make the newest one line up with the featured article at the top of the tree? To quote that: "The custom of standing for the "Hallelujah" chorus originates from a belief that, at the London premiere, King George II did so, which would have obliged all to stand. There is no convincing evidence that the king was present, or that he attended any subsequent performance of Messiah; the first reference to the practice of standing appears in a letter dated 1756, three years prior to Handel's death.[52][53]" I'm tempted to slap a {{merge}} template on this article, because there's nothing useful in it that couldn't be added to one of the other articles about the Messiah, or (indeed) isn't already said there in better ways. BencherliteTalk 10:12, 10 April 2017 (UTC)
Merge template now added. A lot of the material currently in the article was just copied word-for-word, or paraphrased, from other Messiah-related articles anyway. BencherliteTalk 11:41, 10 April 2017 (UTC)
I'm sorry, The C of E, but there is no chance that this will be able to run for Easter. Even aside from the merge discussion, Duplication Detector shows 1170 prose characters copied from Messiah Part II, which would require a minimum of 5850 prose characters for this article, well more than the 4305 it currently contains. BlueMoonset (talk) 14:47, 10 April 2017 (UTC)
This is not an expansion nomination, this is a creation from redirect nomination therefore the 5x rule does not apply here. All that applies here is that the part from Messiah is discounted in the character count, which will still take it over the 1,500 threshold. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 21:16, 10 April 2017 (UTC)
The C of E, read WP:DYKSG#A5, which is quite clear: you have copied material from a pre-existing Wikipedia article into this one, and it therefore must be 5x expanded. You should also read Wikipedia:Copying within Wikipedia, because you failed to acknowledge the copying when creating the article, which is a violation of Wikipedia's rules about attribution, something you need to fix. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:27, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
@Bluemoonset: Very well, I have now brought it up and over that character count so it can now be promoted back now. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 08:04, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
The C of E, this nomination isn't going anywhere until the merge discussion has concluded (which will require a closure by someone uninvolved in the discussion). As I said earlier, I don't see any possibility of this happening prior to Easter: seven days from the opening, the absolute minimum for a discussion like this, is April 17, the day after Easter. I BlueMoonset (talk) 14:54, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 10

Lillian Dean

  • ... that Lillian Dean photographed on average 24 weddings a weekend for seven years? Source: Northern Territory Dictionary of Biography
  • Comment: created during the Women on Wikipedia edit-a-thon of WikiClub NT, moved from draft space 10 March

Created by Jan Hills (talk). Nominated by Gnangarra (talk) at 08:35, 10 March 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, meets core content policies. Hook cited to RS, AGF offline source. A number of paragraphs need references though. Jakob (talk) 02:04, 11 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg It is not clear from the article if she was the photographer or the photographer's assistant for all or some of those seven years. Edwardx (talk) 22:25, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg The hook and article are misleading. From the cited source, "up to seven brides waiting in different parts of the studio", it is reasonable to infer that the brides were all or nearly all photographed in the studio, and that Dean rarely if ever went to an actual wedding. No need to AGF, Jakob Coles and Tenniscourtisland, as the source is available online! Edwardx (talk) 13:24, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Note that Wedding photography has evolved over the years and that initially the practice was to have one or two shots only taken in a studio on glass plates. Its only been with the improvement of film then digital technologies that photographers started attending and recording the wedding ceremony. Please dont confuse current practices with historical practices. Gnangarra 06:33, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 12

Ljubiša Preletačević, Sarmu probo nisi

  • ... that the fictional character Ljubiša Preletačević, whose mock party Sarmu probo nisi has advocated euthanizing pensioners, is a candidate in the 2017 Serbian presidential election? Source: "Potpuno ludilo u Srbiji: protiv Vučića se kandidirao izmišljeni lik Ljubiša Preletačević Beli...", "Kao udarnu točku političkog programa najavili su da će u mladenovačkoj bolnici otvoriti dvoranu za eutanaziju..." [6]
  • Comment: I am not clear if I should do a QPQ for nominations of articles written by someone else. Can someone enlighten me, please? Also, does this break the rule election candidates rule? The hook does not really promote anyone.

Created by Vanjagenije (talk) and AirWolf (talk). Nominated by Surtsicna (talk) at 13:55, 19 March 2017 (UTC).

  • Comment: two QPQs will be required of Surtsicna: one per nominated article. BlueMoonset (talk) 17:03, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Reviewing these two articles; Sarmu probo nisi was created first and is new enough but not quite long enough, being 1384 characters where 1500 are required. Ljubiša Preletačević was started two days later and incorporates some of the text from the first article. I calculate it is 3261 characters, which makes it long enough, even if all of the first article had been incorporated. The articles are neutral and the sources are in languages I do not speak, so the hook facts are accepted in good faith. If "Ljubiša Preletačević Beli" was eliminated in the first round of voting, I don't think there is any restriction on the date when this nomination can run. So "Sarmu probo nisi" needs to be lengthened a trifle and two QPQs need to be done for this to move forwards. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:23, 8 April 2017 (UTC)

Lofty Chiltern

  • Reviewed: This is my first DYK nomination so I am exempt from the QPQ.
  • Comment: Please feel free to adjust the wording of the hook(s) or add another one.

Created by Soaper1234 (talk). Self-nominated at 10:56, 12 March 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg The article was created on 10 February 2017‎ but was not nominated within 7 days range. It was continuously expanded over a month and was nominated on 12 March 2017. Considering 7 days limit, the article had 16972 characters (2964 words) with "readable prose size" on 4 March 2017. As of today, article has 27432 characters (4696 words) with "readable prose size". I dont think this is 5x expanded within the date range. Perhaps consider taking it to WP:GAN, if suits, and nominated once the article passes the review. or consider further expansion but I believe that would be too tough to do within next 5 days. - Vivvt (Talk) 05:21, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Thanks for reviewing Vivvt but the article was created in my userspace on 10 February 2017. It was moved to mainspace on 12 March 2017 so does comply with the new article guidelines. Was this the only problem stopping the creation of the DYK? Thanks, Soaper1234 (talk) 07:38, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
  • @Soaper1234: My bad! I didnt notice this with long edit history. I will review the article in the mean time. - Vivvt (Talk) 08:18, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
  • The article is full of quotes and written like a fan page. This should be more encyclopedic but uses too may WP:PEACOCK terms. See if you could reduce them. - Vivvt (Talk) 15:10, 15 March 2017 (UTC)
  • @Vivvt: I have tried to condense the amount of quotations used, but could you be clearer on where in the article needs improving so it is not "written like a fan page"? Thanks Soaper1234 (talk) 17:58, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

Symbol redirect vote 4.svg @Soaper1234 and BlueMoonset: I have made some changes to article myself. Feel free to revert. Still some quotes are there but not sure how address those as it may impact the article majorly where it describes character. With that respect, I request for another editor/reviewer to chime in. Apologies for the late response. - Vivvt (Talk) 09:59, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

@Vivvt: Thank you for your input - it is appreciated. I will look through it properly now but at a glance, I have noticed the changing of characters' name to their surnames, which is not preffered. Soaper1234 (talk) 16:31, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 18

Eva Randová

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 14:19, 24 March 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article created on 24 March and DYK nominated on the same day. QPQ done. The article is majorly depends on bach-cantatas.com. Is this a WP:RS? If not, can we replace the source with other references? Only one other source is used which is used for awards. - Vivvt (Talk) 14:47, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
So sorry, I nominated and only then found that it had no source yet. Created 18 March, I thought I do something about not being late. I added Bayreuth ref already. It's in German, but BC is a translation as far as I can see. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:00, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
Symbol possible vote.svg The Operissimo Website is the source of the bach-cantatas bio (as of August 2001) that has been used so extensively in this article: three of the five Career paragraphs are solely sourced by this bio, which can be found here. It's a subscription website; the question is how they come by the information they sell, and I couldn't find anything that indicated where their material came from, or why it should be considered reliable. Maybe a query at the reliable sources noticeboard would be in order? BlueMoonset (talk) 23:22, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
It's the typical translation from de, where no sources are given. I am always happy to find at least some, and prefer English and online. Please wait, I still have some Easter topics open which can't wait. Both Operone and Bach-Cantatas are based on Kutsch, a printed book. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:27, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
Back: what should we do? Three sources are based on Kutsch: Operone, Bayreuth, Bach cantatas. Bach cantatas is practically a translation of Bayreuth. I can refer to both each time if that helps, - just thought English is easier to understand for English readers. All sourcing was added later to the article, which is a translation from German where it exists since 2005, based on Kutsch. Several pages of the Kutsch book are available online, but unfortunately not hers. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:28, 10 April 2017 (UTC)
ALT1: ... that mezzo-soprano Eva Randová appeared in operas by Dvořák and Janáček, and at the Bayreuth Festival as Kundry in Wagner's Parsifal? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:36, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

Pendulum car

Created by Mackensen (talk). Self-nominated at 18:07, 18 March 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The article is neutral and Earwig detected no problems. I find the hook quite incomprehensible - is this an American versus British English problem, I wonder? Let's ask @The Rambling Man: what he thinks of it. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:30, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
  • It's a play on a "pendulum spring." Informally, "to spring" can mean "to pay for; treat someone to." Mackensen (talk) 12:00, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
  • OK, that's an explanation, but I think the meaning is too obscure and that we need a different hook. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:32, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
  • ALT1: ...that in 1937 several aeronautical engineers sprung a pendulum on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway? Source: "New Type Rail Coach Tested". Los Angeles Times. December 23, 1937. p. A3; "It's New 'Floating' Coach". San Bernardino County Sun. December 7, 1941. p. 7
  • New hook proposed, keeping with the idea of the first but with a more common meaning of sprung. Mackensen (talk) 12:40, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg New reviewer needed to check ALT1 hook; the original hook has been struck. BlueMoonset (talk) 17:30, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 19

What To Do About Them

Created by Morganfitzp (talk). Self-nominated at 02:59, 19 March 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Much of the article is unreferenced - the first paragraph of Content, the entire Other Versions section, the entire track listing section, the entire Personnel section, as well as the entire Singles section. Fair use images are also not permitted in DYK. SL93 (talk) 18:50, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
  • I've removed the non-free image here. --Hammersoft (talk) 13:27, 23 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Added references upon request. Ready for re-review. Morganfitzp (talk) 22:23, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Reference 4 says nothing about a DJ John McGhee or Fort Apache Studios, Reference 5 says nothing about a 4-track cassette recorder, the lo-fi track "Cousteau" sentence is unreferenced, and reference 8 says nothing about Ron Regé. Jr or an ostrich. SL93 (talk) 04:18, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Morganfitzp. SL93 (talk) 21:58, 29 March 2017 (UTC)
  • I'm on it. Give me a couple days. Morganfitzp (talk) 21:36, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
  • The reference says, "Recorded with Tim O’Heir at Ft. Apache." Adding another to cite John McGee ("McGhee" was a typo). Morganfitzp (talk) 18:41, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Symbol delete vote.svg It's been 18 days with no work done on the article despite the nominator editing up until April 13. SL93 (talk) 06:14, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Nominator got busy with offline life. What to do about him? Morganfitzp (talk) 18:28, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
You were editing and it takes only a few seconds to say that you're busy. SL93 (talk) 18:32, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Symbol redirect vote 4.svg You know what? I'm just going to release this to another reviewer. SL93 (talk) 18:44, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Thank you SL93! Morganfitzp (talk) 18:46, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
Review in progress. Ashorocetus (talk | contribs) 20:49, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg Almost everything is OK, but I still share SL93's concern about sources. Some of the information is still unsourced (I think only the last sentence of the Content section), not in the given citations (the ostrich is only mentioned as the band's mascot, none of other the information in the article about it is in either source; the citation on the "other versions" does not mention the song "Her Life of Artistic Freedom"), or based on interpretation of primary sources (the guitar tuning). Ashorocetus (talk | contribs) 21:27, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 21

The Old Axolotl

  • ... that the experimental, electronic novel The Old Axolotl is Jacek Dukaj's first novel released in English? Source: http://www.dukaj.pl/en/bio
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 05:40, 22 March 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Hook is of appropriate length and NPOV. Article is NPOV with a character count of just over 1600. Article, created March 21, is new enough. No image. QPQ done. Earwig shows no obvious signs of copyvio. The hook is cited to WP:PRIMARY on the basis of which I'd usually exclude it. However, the primary source in this case is the website of a Zajdel-award winning author and is being used to support a fairly innocuous claim, on which basis I think it's okay. The hook is cited inline - but is modified to caveat the claim as "his homepage described ...". I think the hook needs to be, itself, modified so as not to speak in Wikipedia's voice (e.g. that, according to Jacek Dukaj, his experimental, electronic novel ...). There are some issues with use of plurals in the article, however, that's not a criteria for DYK so is ignored. Hook is interesting. DarjeelingTea (talk) 15:19, 23 March 2017 (UTC)
    • @DarjeelingTea: Well, the electronic or experimental can be sourced with other sources (English, like culture.pl, for example). The only thing his website is used for is for the "first book in English" claim, since it collects dates of publications and indicators which works were translated to English, and thus makes it clear that it is the first book (novel/novella) following the prior three translations which are listed as short stories. I don't think we need anu clarification or attribution for this rather non-controversial stuff. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:17, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg New full review needed; prior reviewer has been indefinitely blocked as a sock, and hadn't bothered to respond here in the past month. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 06:41, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 24

Malacañang of the North

Facade of the Malacañang of the North
Facade of the Malacañang of the North

Created by Howard the Duck (talk). Self-nominated at 15:35, 24 March 2017 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Article is new (created on March 24, 2017), long enough (1876 characters), neutral, and complete with citations. Hook format and content is OK. QPQ needed --carlojoseph14 (talk) 18:51, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
Reviewed Template:Did you know nominations/Rey de Reyes (2017). –HTD 19:32, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
carlojoseph14, I don't see that you've addressed close paraphrasing/copyvio checks in your review. Looking over the article, there are a few places that seem a bit too close to the sources; you should make a check in this area to complete your review. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 03:15, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
Hello @BlueMoonset:. Thanks for the reminder. Earwig's results in violation unlikely. carlojoseph14 (talk) 05:32, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
carlojoseph14, you cannot trust the flat percentage or the "violation unlikely" statement; instead, you need to look at the actual phrases that are identical and the text around them. I've found copyvio and close paraphrasing down to a 9% level, and as I noted above, in my opinion there were a few places that seemed too close to the first two sources listed (I didn't check any further). BlueMoonset (talk) 13:10, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset:, I've looked at the "close paraphrasing" and confirmed that the actual phrases are actually proper names such as "Philippine Tourism Authority", "Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority", "University of Santo Tomas Center for Conservation of Cultural Property and Environment in the Tropics" and the series Study, Agriculture, Diplomacy, OFW (overseas Filipino workers), Culture, Nation Building and Family. I literally could not do anything on renaming these bodies and rooms, but I can perhaps randomize the names of the rooms if that suits you. –HTD 09:52, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
I agree that there are some spots where the paraphrasing is too close. For example, compare "ruling that Marcos had no legal rights over the property since it is "inalienable public domain," it being a national park" and "ruled that Marcos had no legal rights over the property since it is "inalienable public domain,” it being a national park". Nikkimaria (talk) 14:54, 22 April 2017 (UTC)
I usually stick to the sources when it comes to the law as I don't want to deviate from what was intended. If there's anything else that I can edit that's not related to the law, I'll take a look.~ –HTD
Symbol possible vote.svg Howard the Duck, if you're unwilling to reword material copied from a news report, which is what this is, then I'm afraid the nomination cannot proceed. BlueMoonset (talk) 14:40, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
I'm afraid I can't rephrase terms such as "legal rights", "inalienable public domain" and "national park". I can probably change "ruled" to "decided", and "property" to something else, though. –HTD 09:52, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

James Scott Howard

Howard shown inside the First Toronto Post Office
Howard shown inside the First Toronto Post Office
  • ... that James Scott Howard was the first postmaster in the newly formed City of Toronto that lost position during the Upper Canada Rebellion in 1837?
    • ALT1:... that James Scott Howard was an early Canadian political activist, as he refused to open mail of suspected rebels before the 1837 uprising, infuriating his superiors?
    • ALT2:...that James Scott Howard would serve as treasurer for the Home District, as a justice of the peace and with the Board of Education until his death?

5x expanded by Oaktree b (talk). Self-nominated at 17:01, 24 March 2017 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Interesting, on good sources, offline sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. Of the hooks, I like ALT1 best, but suggest to make it more interesting by having "infuriate" sooner, - afraid you will have lost readers who have no patience for boring "was an early Canadian political activist":
ALT3: ... that James Scott Howard (pictured), the postmaster of Toronto, infuriated his superiors by refusing to open mail of suspected rebels before the 1837 uprising? - Article: I changed the section headers but suggest you also supply the years. - Please get the father-in-law somewhere else (or did our subject marry in his later years?) and mention the wife! - Drop "would" (as we look at a past) in ALT2 and the article (if any, I changed one). - Please add pictured to all hooks as in ALT3, and drop where the painting is made, because we don't see it, not in small and not even in larger. - I'll get back to this later. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:16, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 26

Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

The Cummer's English Garden, designed in 1910.
The Cummer's English Garden, designed in 1910.
  • ... that the Cummer Gardens are the only gardens in Florida that have preserved their original layout and planting schemes for over one hundred years? [8]

Improved to Good Article status by Mooeena (talk). Self-nominated at 17:23, 25 March 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Recent GA. The hook is referenced. No copyright or neutrality issue detected. Image is properly licensed. QPQ is not needed. But there are a bunch of uncited sentence and parts of paragraphs. Please go back and cite all those sentences or remove them. See [9]..-- KAVEBEAR (talk) 21:15, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg Returned from prep. The hook fact about being the "only gardens in Florida" does not appear in the cited source. It would also enhance the hook to say that they are flower gardens. Yoninah (talk) 10:55, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
  • You're right, that isn't the correct source. I've done some digging and believe that the original page I got that information from has disappeared. The only reference to it is an intern's notes on a proposed video series.[10] I will suggest a new hook. This new source mentions in multiple places that the gardens retain their original design since 1919 and 1931, respectively.
  • ALT1:... that the Cummer Gardens have preserved their original layout and planting schemes for over one hundred years? Source: [11] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mooeena (talkcontribs) 02:11, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg New reviewer needed to check ALT1. BlueMoonset (talk) 17:34, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg I came to approve, but sorry, don't find it easily, only in the lead.
I suggest you word a new hook. I'd like to see the full name Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. You could mention one of the early designers and a year. Some of this might make a hook: "The Cummer Gardens were selected for the National Register of Historic Places because they represent the history of American landscape design in the first four decades of the twentieth century."
If you want to go with ALT1, please get the year 1910 sooner in the "English Garden" section and specifically say that layout and planting scheme were not changed. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:21, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Chinmoy Sankar Dey

Created by Tachs (talk). Self-nominated at 05:45, 30 March 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Comprehensive biography, written clearly and objectively too, passes length and newness requirements. Nice work. Gave it a light copy-edit to the article and the hook. Few things:
  • Once you can fix these issues, I can approve the original hook. 23W 19:46, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 27

Rise of Macedon

A bust of Philip II of Macedon (r. 359–336 BC)
A bust of Philip II of Macedon (r. 359–336 BC)
  • Comment: This bust portrait can be used with either the origin hook or the ALT1 hook.

Improved to Good Article status by PericlesofAthens (talk). Self-nominated at 02:10, 28 March 2017 (UTC).

  • On it.

    Symbol question.svg Thank you for your work on this needful article. If it's already GA, I'm sure the article will mostly be fine, but you need to go through these hooks again. They're both much too verbose and have some hiccups. ("Cit-states"?) Pare them down (e.g., "at the Battle of Chaeronea (338 BC)" could be "at Chaeronea") or come up with something terser and hookier that might grab the attention of people who don't know how cool the Macedonians were or connect to something they do know (e.g., something about the one-eyed Philip setting the stage for Alexander). Send me a message or use a notification template when you've got something for me to look at. — LlywelynII 08:57, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
  • I have struck the original hooks, since they're both well over the maximum 200 characters (including spaces). I'm proposing a possible ALT2 hook below (184 characters), though I imagine PericlesofAthens will want to propose one or more new ALTs of his own. BlueMoonset (talk) 16:24, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: I'm fine with this. Thanks for revising the hook! Pericles of AthensTalk 16:26, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Ok. Sorry for delay but will look at this later today. — LlywelynII 11:40, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 28

Song cycles (Waterhouse)

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 15:00, 4 April 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 30

Amendment No. 27 to the Entry Into Israel Law

  • ... that foreigners who openly called for a boycott of Israel may be banned from entering the country? Source: "New legislation passed in the Knesset this week would deny entry into Israel to any foreign nationals who openly call for boycotting the country, even if the boycott is restricted to West Bank settlements. [12]

Created by HaEr48 (talk). Self-nominated at 04:53, 31 March 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on March 31

V. S. Sangwan

Created by Tachs (talk). Self-nominated at 06:20, 2 April 2017 (UTC).

Women's Super Rugby, Gloucester-Hartpury Women, Harlequins Ladies, Loughborough Students (Lightning), Waterloo Ladies

Created by The C of E (talk) and Ânes-pur-sàng (talk). Nominated by The C of E (talk) at 13:15, 31 March 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg These five articles are all newly created. It seems to me that the auto-generated credits are incorrect, because Ânes-pur-sàng seems to have been working on Women's Super Rugby but not the other articles, but is credited with all of them. All five articles are new enough and long enough. The articles are neutral and I detected no policy issues. The facts being used for the hook have inline citations, but the hook needs to be worded differently because the argument being put forward seems to have been that the new league had fewer clubs than the equivalent men's league and that this "breached the spirit of the Equalities Act". Nor can you actually have "Women's Super Rugby ... was questioned in Parliament" because the matter may have been raised in parliament but the league will not have been there. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:18, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
  • @Cwmhiraeth: I have altered the hook so it is more on the inequality of teams. As for the credits, that was the way it came out when I put it through the nomination template but that can be manually sorted at promotion. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 07:20, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
I have replaced the original hook, and struck it, and labelled your new suggestion as ALT1. I am not sure of the merits of the argument on sexual equality but I would prefer the more straightforward ALT2 Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:38, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
Quite right in that I was not involved in the team pages, I just created the competition page. I would prefer ALT1. Ânes-pur-sàng (talk) 10:20, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
Both look good to me, I have no particular preference on which one is used. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 18:38, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg I have adjusted the credits, and we will ask somebody else to decide on the best hook. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:50, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 1

Lazy Afternoon (Barbra Streisand album)

Expanded by Carbrera (talk). Self-nominated at 1:09, 8 April 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Just a question – how can the liner notes verify that this was her first album with handwritten notes? I understand that you may be able to use them as a primary source for the fact that the notes are handwritten, but unless the notes say that this is her first album to do so, it probably qualifies as WP:OR. 97198 (talk) 13:12, 8 April 2017 (UTC)
  • @97198: She states in the notes, "While I usually let the vinyl speak for itself, I really had fun making this record, and I thought it might interest you to know something about each song. After all, I wouldn't want to be a chef who doesn't share her secrets!" Maybe this helps. Carbrera (talk) 16:31, 8 April 2017 (UTC).
  • I don't think that verifies the hook as written, but if you disagree you can add a "new review" symbol below so you can get a second opinion. 97198 (talk) 14:14, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 2

Elvis González Valencia

Moved to mainspace by ComputerJA (talk). Self-nominated at 20:39, 2 April 2017 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Returning this promoted hook to the nomination area for further discussion of the hook, as per discussion at the DYK discussion page. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:33, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
This ALT1 hook was proposed by Yoninah over concerns about this article being a BLP and the necessity of not emphasizing negative aspects.
I have now expanded the article on the ground squirrel so as to make this a two article hook, so I propose ALT2
I have reviewed Ed Krupp and have added my name to the credits. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:38, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg New reviewer needed to review the new ground squirrel article and the joint ALT2 hook as it relates to both articles; striking the others. BlueMoonset (talk) 14:11, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
I looked for information on the animal's breeding habits but found practically nothing. Ref 2 you give is unhelpful and ref 3 produces "El sobrenombre de esta familia se debe a una ardilla de la zona a la que los lugareños conocen como “cuiniki”, su particularidad es que en cada parto suelen tener de 12 a 14 crías." "The nickname of this family is due to a squirrel in the area that the locals know as "cuiniki", its peculiarity is that in each birth usually have 12 to 14 offspring." I would think this an adequate source for the origin of the nickname but not for the number of offspring in a litter. My "Best" and most comprehensive source [16] doesn't mention breeding habits and I guess that is because they are scarcely known. However, several sources mention the large swings in population numbers and that implies the production of large numbers of offspring when conditions are favourable (like lemmings). Cwmhiraeth (talk) 17:23, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
@Cwmhiraeth: so what do you suggest doing about the hook? Yoninah (talk) 18:03, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
@Yoninah: I would have thought ALT2 was probably OK or you could use ALT3, or you could go with something completely else and I could nominate my article separately. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:30, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Well, I can't be the one to review this, since I suggested the hook direction. Since we don't have a scientific source for the fertility rate, I suggest going with ALT3. Calling on another reviewer to complete this review. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 18:41, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

Fremlin's Brewery

  • ... that Fremlin's Brewery produced bottled beer because the owner didn't like drinking in pubs? Source: "... set up by a devout Christian, Ralph Fremlin ... He soon sold its ten pubs. He targeted the home trade where he believed the tonic value of his family ales could be enjoyed in moderation. Bottle labels emphasised their purity." Glover, Brian (2013). The Lost Beers & Breweries of Britian. p.50 Amberley Publishing Limited. ISBN 978-1-445-62049-7

Created by Ritchie333 (talk). Self-nominated at 16:49, 3 April 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, article sourced sufficiently and is well written. QPQ provided and looks okay. Ritchie333 the only challenge I see is that the article does not state that he did not like drinking in pubs and that's why he sold the pubs. It states they were sold and that he targeted home drinking, but that is not all the hook claims.  MPJ-DK  00:01, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
  • @MPJ-DK: It might not be obvious from the specific citations, but from reading various sources and the linked website, they all say that Ralph Fremlin did not want to sell to pubs because he thought it was religiously wrong. I've added a sentence to the article clarifying this. This is a lot stronger than simply saying he "didn't like drinking in pubs", but stating the blunt facts is less "hooky" in my view. I can't think of anything else that leaps out particularly as being suitable myself. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 09:12, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Also - No copyright violations or other issues. If you can find a hook that is supported by the article we'd be good to go.  MPJ-DK  00:24, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 3

Operation Candid

Created by JeanPassepartout (talk). Self-nominated at 07:35, 3 April 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new and long enough, no copyright problems, and this is the creator's first DYK nomination, so QPQ not necessary yet. Hook is interesting - I'd never heard of the name and only vaguely of the operation (I might be getting confused with something else) My concern is that some of the facts in the article do not appear to be in the sources given; for example the article mentions Balmoral Castle with a citation to the Daily Telegraph piece, but the castle is not mentioned in the source. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 16:42, 3 April 2017 (UTC)
  • I don't think Medium is a reliable source - anyone can write anything about anyone on there. The National Archives source is okay as although it's hard to access if you're not near Kew, that doesn't deter the busloads of OAPs who turn up every Saturday to check the war records of their long lost relatives. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 09:19, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 5


  • Comment: This will be my fourth DYK credit, if approved.

5x expanded by Ceannlann gorm (talk). Self-nominated at 20:05, 12 April 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Much of the article is sourced to two unreliable sources. This source is a forum post and this source is a blog. SL93 (talk) 06:41, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Hi SL93. TankNutDave is closely associated with the Bovington Tank Museum, so can be considered to be a RS. In a similar vein, the Secret Projects Forum among other things is well known for as acting as a sort of clearing house and information exchange for Military historians, Aerospace researchers, etc. from various countries. As such, it has been used as an RS for a fair few articles in different subject matters across Wikipedia over the years, being considered generally more reliable than your average internet forum. This is especially the case where the linked SPF post or topic in turn links to, or otherwise directly references, other reliable sources such as academic/reference works or contemporary official documentation for the information shown. If you are still worried, I could try and break out some of the RSs mentioned in the relevant linked topic and add them directly to the article as additional references? Ceannlann gorm (talk) 22:35, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
  • I'm still not too sure of the blog being considered reliable. The other one is still an internet forum and what stops someone from registering and misinterpreting the sourced content or even just flat out lying? Some more content needs cites too - The end of the Armament section, the end of the Protection section, most of the Sensors section, and the entire Versions and Variants section. I will start a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Did you know about the two sources. SL93 (talk) 22:46, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Ok. I'll have to head away now, so any more inline citations will have to wait until tomorrow at the earliest, assuming other things don't get in the way (it's been one of those weeks). Ceannlann gorm (talk) 23:00, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Came here after seeing SL93's post at WTDYK. I'm afraid I have to agree with their conclusions; these sources do not appear to be reliable. This does not mean that the information provided by them is false, necessarily; but it does mean that we cannot rely upon them. One of the crucial criteria for reliability is editorial oversight, and accountability. A news organization has editors, who are in turn accountable to the owner. A blog is accountable to nobody. An internet forum even less so. As far as I could tell, I could get onto this forum tomorrow, and say plausible-sounding but incorrect stuff, and unless somebody noticed, there would be no consequences. Vanamonde (talk) 05:38, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

Apollo Gauntlet, Hot Streets (TV series)

  • Reviewed: TBD
  • Comment: ALT0 quotes the headline of the source, don't know if this matters.

Created by 23W (talk). Self-nominated at 19:34, 5 April 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 7

R v Jordan (2016)

Created by Valmi (talk). Self-nominated at 18:01, 7 April 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough. Long enough. According to QPQ Check, this is their first DYK, so no QPQ needed. I'm no lawyer, but "ruled" might work better than "judged" in the hook. Several paragraphs need citations. The hook fact is not cited. The lead mentions "a fixed maximum delay of 18 months from charges to trial, applicable to most cases", so it is not clear that the hook can be correct if there can be exceptions. Edwardx (talk) 22:35, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
  • I've added references to all paragraphs--not new references though, just placing the existing ones in all places where I've used them. Is this a correct way to do things? I've taken the opportunity to extend the introduction. I think you are right that "ruled" is better. I could propose the following updated hook:
ALT1 ... that the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that a person charged with an offence in a provincial court normally has to be tried within 18 months?
Valmi 03:57, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

Symbol confirmed.svg ALT1, at 141 characters, is stated in the article, and referenced at the end of the sentence where it is mentioned. Striking original hook. As noted above, all paragraphs now have at least one in-line citations. Earwig's tool shows a high rate, only because it sees the block quote as a copy; so, no issues with copyvio. This one is good to go with ALT1.— Maile (talk) 12:02, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Symbol possible vote.svg No, they normally have to be tried within 18 months or within 30 months, depending on whether a preliminary enquiry is done or not. Nothing in the article or source indicates that 18 months is the normal situation and 30 months the abnormal one. Fram (talk) 14:16, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Returning to Nominations page for the consideration of a new hook. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 17:32, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Christoph Siebert

Siebert teaching in 2017
Siebert teaching in 2017

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 18:33, 14 April 2017 (UTC).

Tiantishan Caves

Tang-dynasty triad
Tang-dynasty triad

Created by Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk). Self-nominated at 09:54, 9 April 2017 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Interesting site, on good sources, offline sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. - I am not happy with the hook being about paintings, but statues pictured. The good licensed image is attractive: can you say something about the statues instead? - Article: "Caves is a series" is grammar I don't quite follow, - perhaps "The series of the Tiantishan Caves ..."? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:52, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 8

Bouxwiller, Bas-Rhin

Château de Bouxwiller
Château de Bouxwiller
  • ... that the residence (pictured) of the Counts of Hanau-Lichtenberg in Bouxwiller was pillaged by revolutionaries during the French Revolution and completely razed soon thereafter ...?
    *[17] "Malheureusement, la Révolution met fin au rayonnement européen du « Petit Versailles ». Le château est détruit en 1794 et rasé en 1805." ("Unfortunately, the Revolution brought an end to the spread of "Little Versailles" in Europe. The château was destroyed in 1794 and razed in 1805")
    *[18] "La Place du Château est aujourd'hui la place centrale de la ville de Bouxwiller. Elle évoque un château disparu qui était le symbole de la puissance politique des Hanau-Lichtenberg et plus tard des Hesse-Darmstadt. Cité depuis le 14ème siècle, l'édifice était entouré de douves...A la Révolution française, le mobilier du château est vendu comme bien national. Et l'édifice est pillé et entièrement détruit au début du 19ème siècle." ("The Place du Château [Château Square] is today the central square of the village of Bouxwiller. It evokes [is named for] a lost château which was the symbol of the political power of the Hanau-Lichtenberg and later the Hesse-Darmstadt. Mentioned since the 14th century, the structure was surrounded by moats...During the French Revolution, the château building was confiscated by the government. And the structure was pillaged and completely destroyed at the beginning of the 19th century.")
    *[19] "Dans la ville les troupes de Sans-culottes, mêlées à la populace, se livrèrent au pillage et à la destruction de ce qui rappelait le régime des seigneurs, s'en prenant surtout aux armoiries et aux emblèmes, au château et aux jardins, coup de grâce donné à l'ancienne splendeur de Bouxwiller. Le château pillé de délabra lentement; on finit par combler les fossés." ("In the city, the troops of sans-culottes, along with the populace, indulged in the plunder and destruction of what reminded the them of the nobles, attacking the coats of arms and emblems, the château, and the gardens, a coup de grâce of the former splendor of Bouxwiller. The château was slowly plundered; it ended by filling the ditches.")

5x expanded by AHeneen (talk). Self-nominated at 05:58, 13 April 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg This article is a five-fold expansion and is new enough and long enough. The image is appropriately licensed, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. If the article is in part a translation of the French language Wikipedia article, you should provide attribution, see this page. It would also be good to expand the lead slightly or you risk the article being tagged "Lead too short". The present hook is unsatisfactory because it contains more information than is included in the article. From the source you quote above, it should be possible to include the information on looting in the article and then the hook will be OK. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:18, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
I think that I've addressed all these issues. I adjusted the prose to match the hook. I expanded the lead. And I added the translation template to the talk page. AHeneen (talk) 13:25, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

How I Met Your Music (Original Songs from the Hit Series "How I Met Your Mother")

Created by HeyJude70 (talk) and 7&6=thirteen (talk). Self-nominated at 16:05, 9 April 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Timely nominated. This article is a new track list, with virtually no content. Length in total bytes may comply with minimal requirements, but it is woefully devoid of content. If you excise the track list, we're talking 348 characters of countable text. No WP:QPQ alleged. I reformatted hook to put the track list in bold. I assume that is what the nominator is proposing. OTOH, hooks are is reliably sourced, neutral, and interesting. 7&6=thirteen () 16:20, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
  • User talk:7&6=thirteen Added QPQ, however I completely ignored the lack of content in my own article. That's my mistake, my apologies. (Sorry for not pinging you, the template would not recognise your username)
QPQ confirmed. (Not yet promoted; not a requirement.) If you type {{User:7&6=thirteen}} it works. I added a little text, a block quote, and two sources. 926 characters, including the block quote (not sure if that even counts) (excluding the track list). Still thin gruel. 7&6=thirteen () 23:19, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
As to the track list contents, it is verbatim lift from the ITunes website (absent the price of each download). I assume that is alright, as there is nothing that can be done about the song titles and artists names. But is deserves mention as a possible copyvio, even though it is typical of record track listing articles. 7&6=thirteen () 00:13, 10 April 2017 (UTC)
As to both hooks ALT1, the sources show it was originally released only through ITunes. But an online search shows it is now available from Amazon.com so the ALT1 both hooks is are misleading. I sua sponte added the word "originally" to ALT1 both hooks. 7&6=thirteen () 00:26, 10 April 2017 (UTC)
I added two paragraphs and a reference lifted (and credited) from How I met your mother. One of them needs a citation. Added another reference. This is still pretty short on content. Added content suggestions (including expanding article to directly cover the "Deluxe" version) on the article talk page. This might necessitate a rename of the article. 7&6=thirteen () 01:26, 10 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg New reviewer needed. Could not get the article creator to respond. However, I think I've taken care of the content issue. I've substantially expanded the article beyond the track list (2307 1538 characters, including the blockquote). 13,700+ 8,925< bytes total. As I wrote on the article's talk page, it also might be possible to add some other content. There is also an issue regarding the article's name (which is only sort of a DYK issue). I would now like to be listed as a co-creator of the article, and am withdrawing as a reviewer. Can't be helped. 7&6=thirteen () 12:50, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Not reviewing, but I wanted to note this article still needs a lot of work. I've corrected some of the grammar and formatting but there are still problems in that regard. Most of the section "The series" has nothing to do with the album, and several critical opinions are presented as facts. This album appears to contain only original music from the show but the article is bloated with information (which reads like pieces of trivia) about the show's general use of music. 97198 (talk) 09:50, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

Battle of al-Yaarubiyah

  • ... that the YPG was denounced after the Battle of al-Yaarubiyah for fighting the Free Syrian Army, which was not even present during the battle? Source: "(...) the opposition-in-exile coalition, which after the takeover of Yaroubiya released a statement condemning the YPG for expelling the 'FSA' from the town (even as there were no FSA groups in the town by the time of the YPG takeover)" [20]

Created by Applodion (talk). Self-nominated at 20:37, 8 April 2017 (UTC).

Russian-Syrian hospital bombing campaign

  • ... that Russia has denied claims that it has attacked hospitals in Syria? Russia pushes back against reports its planes bombed hospital in Syria [21]
    • ALT1:... that in 2016 Russian and Syrian government forces have attacked hospitals more than 200 times? Syrian Medical Facilities Were Attacked More Than 250 Times This Year [22]
  • Reviewed: Iatrophysics
  • Comment: Moved to main space on 7 April 2017 from sandbox within user space. Article is referenced in all but the lead section, which is not necessary required as it sums up the body of the article. Article is over 1500 characters in length, and is not a stub. Every sentence within the article is cited to a reliable source. QPQ completed (diff link provided). I am open to more hook suggestions.

Moved to mainspace by RightCowLeftCoast (talk). Self-nominated at 06:19, 8 April 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol delete vote.svg After a thorough review I have decided that this article cannot, at this time, be on the Main Page. There are clear WP:SYNTH and WP:NPOV concerns which are simply too serious to be addressed during this review. Coffee // have a ☕️ // beans // 05:59, 10 April 2017 (UTC)
The above editor had nominated the article for deletion. If anything the article should be placed on hold until the AfD, which I believe is in error, has been completed.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 06:11, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

Symbol redirect vote 4.svg RightCowLeftCoast I don't know if the turn-around tick is the correct symbol. However, Coffee opened the AFD on this 46 minutes before making the above comment. Let's wait until the AFD runs its course. If it survives, then a full review needs to be done by an uninvolved party. — Maile (talk) 23:45, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

@Maile66: Just so everyone's clear, I came across this DYK nomination first before I even knew of the article (this was actually a QPQ for a DYK of mine Unita Blackwell)... I just took a while between opening the AFD and making my intended review here. Coffee // have a ☕️ // beans // 00:44, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
Symbol possible vote.svg The AfD has closed as "keep"; however, the article has an undue template on it, and cannot pass DYK until it has been addressed. BlueMoonset (talk) 18:35, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset:I would be willing to work on that, but my response on the article's talk page to a proposed way to fix the alleged neutrality issue, has gone unanswered.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 01:05, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset:It appears to have been resolved.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 20:11, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Full review needed now that issues mentioned above appear to have been resolved, though the reviewer should check for him or herself. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:37, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 9

Cornell Pulpwood Stacker

Cornell Pulpwood Stacker
Cornell Pulpwood Stacker

(hook is 129 characters) "Height 175 ft ... Angle 45 degrees ... Workers make repairs using a catwalk on the upper side of the left truss frame."A Big Piece of History

Created by Maile66 (talk). Self-nominated at 17:38, 9 April 2017 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg 3363 characters (570 words) "readable prose size". Article created by Maile66 on April 9, 2017. Earwig's Copyvio Detector: 17.4 %. NearEMPTiness (talk) 21:20, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Symbol question.svg Returning to Nominations page for reconsideration of the hook. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:30, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
@Maile66: The hook should be explained or rephrased, please, to be more accurate. Please check Cornell Pulpwood Stacker and What went wrong? for other reviewers' comments. I, propose the following alternatives:
  • ALT 1... that a steep catwalk leads to the top of the 175-foot (53 m) high Cornell Pulpwood Stacker (pictured)? Reference: "Height 175 ft ... Angle 45 degrees ... Workers make repairs using a catwalk on the upper side of the left truss frame."A Big Piece of History
  • ALT 2... that workers can climb onto the 175-foot (53 m) high Cornell Pulpwood Stacker (pictured) using a steep catwalk? Reference: "Height 175 ft ... Angle 45 degrees ... Workers make repairs using a catwalk on the upper side of the left truss frame."A Big Piece of History — Preceding unsigned comment added by NearEMPTiness (talkcontribs) 9:46, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
Whatever you think works is OK. — Maile (talk) 17:29, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide to Joy

  • Reviewed: First DYK

Created by Germansec (talk). Self-nominated at 06:31, 10 April 2017 (UTC).

  • General eligiblity:
  • New Enough: Red XN - Article was created on 9 April 2017 and nominated the next day.
  • Long Enough: Red XN - It is over 3,000 characters long.

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Red XN - Yes,
  • Interesting: Red XN - Probably.
  • Other problems: Red XN - Hook is indeed neutral, etc.

QPQ: Red XN - N/A- [25]
Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Let the article commence its spiritual journey to Main Page joy. — O Fortuna semper crescis, aut decrescis 12:31, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Trunajaya's North Coast offensive

Source: "Only Japara was saved for the king, through the united efforts of the new military governor sent from Mataram in great haste and the V.O.C. servants of the trading-post, reinforced by Dutch soldiers and sailors who arrived by sea from Batavia just in time" (Pigeaud p. 70) "In late November, a VOC force [...] turned back the threat to Jepara [...]. But Trunajaya's forces [...] conquering all other ports on Java's coast as far west as Cirebon. (Ricklefs 1993 p. 34)

Created by HaEr48 (talk). Self-nominated at 06:34, 9 April 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 10

The Wabe

The Wabe, Hampstead
The Wabe, Hampstead
  • ... that The Wabe (pictured) in London's Hampstead is being sold by the actor Tom Conti, because the footballer Thierry Henry is demolishing his house next door to build a new one? Source: "Actor Tom Conti has put his £17.5million Hampstead mansion up for sale after a long-running battle with his neighbours. Conti, who has been in a dispute with his neighbour Arsenal legend Thierry Henry over building works, has put his north London home on the market. ... Back in 2012 Conti criticised neighbour Henry’s plans to demolish his home, which backs on to Conti’s, in order to build a new one which would include a 40ft fish tank. Henry’s plans included a 25,000-litre aquarium spiralling from a swimming pool, bar and cinema in the basement to the master bedroom on the second floor." (and [26] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)
  • Alt 1 ... that The Wabe (pictured) in London's Hampstead includes architecture in the Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau and Scottish Baronial styles?
  • Alt 2 ... that the architecture of The Wabe (pictured) in London's Hampstead was inspired by Lewis Carroll's nonsense poem Jabberwocky?
  • Alt 3 ... that Isadora Duncan danced at The Wabe (pictured) in London's Hampstead to raise money for the cause of women's suffrage?

Philafrenzy (talk) 23:17, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Reviewed: not yet done

Created by Edwardx (talk), Zigzig20s (talk), No Swan So Fine (talk), and Philafrenzy (talk). Nominated by Edwardx (talk) at 22:46, 17 April 2017 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Interesting house, on few but good sources, no copyvio obvious. The image is licensed and a good illustration. The original hook puts too much emphasis on the neighbour, ALT1 is true but less unusual, both others made me want to read! As I recently had some ask who Isadora Duncan is, ALT3 might be slightly better for general readers. - Just waiting for qpq. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:37, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

Biological pest control

  • ... that a bacterium has been used in biological pest control incorporated into the crop, making the plants resistant to pests? Source: "The most effective delivery system for Bt toxins is the transgenic plant."

Improved to Good Article status by Chiswick Chap (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk). Nominated by Cwmhiraeth (talk) at 19:21, 15 April 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Recent GA checks out, QPQ done, within policy, Earwig detects no copyvios. The hook source is paywalled, but from the abstract it looks like only the specific protein toxin is being expressed in the transgenic plants, not the entire bacterium (which wouldn't make much sense anyway). This needs to be reflected in the hook. John P. Sadowski (NIOSH) (talk) 19:24, 19 April 2017 (UTC)
@John P. Sadowski (NIOSH): Good point. I have rephrased the article and am suggesting ALT2. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:43, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg I've tightened the hook a bit, spot checks reveal no additional problems. Very small nitpick: perhaps it is important to note that the proteins are toxic to pests and not to people (if it's supported by the source)? John P. Sadowski (NIOSH) (talk) 03:17, 22 April 2017 (UTC)
@John P. Sadowski (NIOSH): Were you meaning in the article or the hook? I only have access to the abstract. We could have

Maurice S. Osser, Thomas P. McHenry

  • ... that Democrats Maurice S. Osser and Thomas P. McHenry served together as Philadelphia City Commissioners for twenty years, until McHenry died and Osser went to jail? Sources: the Bulletin Almanac 1952 source in both articles attests to their election. McHenry's death is footnote 2 of his article. Osser's conviction and resignation are footnotes 7 and 8 of his article.

Created by Coemgenus (talk). Self-nominated at 13:07, 12 April 2017 (UTC).

Babe Smith

Created by Soaper1234 (talk). Self-nominated at 18:15, 10 April 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 12

Henry Wade (surgeon)

He operated in the Boer war, Gallipoli and Palestine
He operated in the Boer war, Gallipoli and Palestine

Created by Iainmacintyre (talk) and Axxter99 (talk). Nominated by Andrew Davidson (talk) at 19:56, 13 April 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg @Andrew Davidson, Iainmacintyre, and Axxter99: New and long enough, QPQ done, Earwig detects no copyvios (but all of the sources are offline). I'm concerned that 8 of the 13 references are papers by Wade himself, which runs afoul of point 5 of WP:SELFPUB; there need to be more third-party sources. The "Urological surgeon", "Marriage", and "Death" sections lack references. Also, is it reasonable to call him a "pioneer cancer researcher" when his theory about cancer was incorrect? I think it's a good job at writing an article about an interesting subject, but it needs a wider variety of sources. John P. Sadowski (NIOSH) (talk) 03:31, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

Points well taken. I have added citations , mainly from BMJ Obituary available online. He is not remembered for his erroneous cancer theory so that has been deleted. Thanks Papamac (talk) 17:01, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

@Andrew Davidson, Iainmacintyre, and Axxter99: I'd still like to see at least one secondary source per paragraph. John P. Sadowski (NIOSH) (talk) 00:26, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 13

Krityunjai Prasad Sinha

  • Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/Yuri on Ice
  • Comment: K.P. Sinha held senior scientist position of INSA at IISc during 1990—93 and the director-ship of Institute of Fundamental Research on Complex System of North Eastern Hill University during 1991–94.

Created by Tachs (talk). Self-nominated at 12:10, 13 April 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 14

Kurşunlu Mosque and Complex

Created by CeeGee (talk). Self-nominated at 10:55, 20 April 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Interesting, on good sources, Turkish sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obious. My wording of the same fact would be (no need for "social", not two longish names, one only to partly bepeated):
ALT1: ... that the Kurşunlu Mosque and Complex hosts a museum that exhibits handmade meerschaum pipes?
Note that meerschaum redirects to the pipes, while in the article, you probably want the material. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:01, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

Narmada Seva Yatra

  • Reviewed: first dyk

Created by Bsnigam (talk). Self-nominated at 10:45, 16 April 2017 (UTC).

Biswa Ranjan Nag

Created by Tachs (talk). Self-nominated at 15:55, 15 April 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 15

The Soft Parade

Improved to Good Article status by TheGracefulSlick (talk). Self-nominated at 21:10, 27 April 2017 (UTC).

Star Athletica, L. L. C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc.

  • ... that the U.S. Supreme Court recently decided that "lines, chevrons, and colorful shapes" on cheerleading uniforms could be eligible for copyright protection ...? Source: Decision at p. 4 & 10 (p. 8 & 14 of PDF). Source quote 1: "In this case, our task is to determine whether the lines, chevrons, and colorful shapes appearing on the surface of respondents' cheerleading uniforms are eligible for copyright protection as separable features of the design of those cheerleading uniforms." Source quote 2: "First, one can identify the decorations as features having pictorial, graphic, or sculptural qualities. Second, if the arrangement of colors, shapes, stripes, and chevrons on the surface of the cheerleading uniforms were separated from the uniform and applied in another medium—for example, on a painter’s canvas—they would qualify as 'two-dimensional . . . works of . . . art,' §101. And imaginatively removing the surface decorations from the uniforms and applying them in another medium would not replicate the uniform itself. Indeed, respondents have applied the designs in this case to other media of expression—different types of clothing—without replicating the uniform. The decorations are therefore separable from the uniforms and eligible for copyright protection." Both quotes (slightly modified) appear in the Majority opinion section of the article.
  • Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/Typhlodromips swirskii
  • Comment: Since this article is about the court's decision, the "Opinion of the Court" section naturally quotes or closely paraphrases the content of the opinions. The "background" section also relies heavily on quotes.

Created by AHeneen (talk). Self-nominated at 23:35, 16 April 2017 (UTC).


  • Reviewed: QPQ exempt
  • Comment: I've expanded article from then (with 14,828 characters) to current (with 74,382 characters)

5x expanded by Topcipher (talk). Self-nominated at 13:06, 15 April 2017 (UTC).

  • Comment: All of these studies are overblown in the article: oxytocin more likely has none of these effects, including Schadenfreude. The 2009 Schadenfreude study is small, it doesn't report enough details to be able to assess its validity, and it's a single study without replication. Claiming that oxytocin has the effects in this effect isn't justified on the basis of this small, poorly reported study. You can see the full text for free here. After looking at that section of this article, I agree with the conclusion by a journalist here: "In many ways, oxytocin epitomises what happens when enthusiasm, salesmanship, and optimism runs ahead of evidence and careful experimentation." This is a fairly strongly-worded claim of proof, based on inconclusive weak evidence. Hildabast (talk) 01:50, 19 April 2017 (UTC)
  • @Hildabast: I agree with your comment towards the 2009 study being the only one (quite literally, as I was unable to find any other study either) and my apologies in case the DYK statement came out as rather unfavorable or other than as intended i.e. to showcase the fact that such a study, that exists, has proved otherwise (in context to the existing beliefs).
    Let me also profess this by saying that I've shared an alternate text instead, if that is something which provides with the rightful information; however, I am more inclined to consider the evidence provided within the comments made by another set of researchers in the same field as shown in their research here, where within the image's right top quadrant, the conclusion speaks towards their alternate findings, which do align with the 2009 study.
    Since I was unable to find any published research that negates or refutes the 2009 study, specifically - would also like to point out that there have been other studies that have taken references or cited this study to prove and move forward with their original topics (which is what has been cited within this article as well - ex: Oxytocin promotes human ethnocentrism). Thanks.
    P.S. Although I couldn't see the free .pdf text, I do get the sense of your message and also, I think you may've wanted to provide this slate link (instead of the one that currently exists on the comment).
    TopCipher (talk) 08:49, 19 April 2017 (UTC)
  • ALT1 = ... that based on a 2009 study, oxytocin decreases the adherence to fairness and increases schadenfreude?
  • Sorry that I didn't check the link - here's the Google Scholar search that gets you to the free full text. The second source does not directly address the point made in the hook, has similar reporting problems, and is even smaller - only 24 male college students. Neither of these studies prove the contention in the hook that oxytocin "decreases the adherence to fairness and increases Schadenfreude" - not even for the narrow populations in which the study was done, much less for humans from other cultures or social circumstances. Hildabast (talk) 11:45, 19 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Ah, my bad! I should've amended the 'adherence to fairness' part if we're to only refer to the 2009 study relating 'Oxytocin' and 'Schadenfreude'; kindly allow me to propose a second alternate hook (as below). However, I think this does not entirely resolve the queries in our discussion. I suppose we still would need to determine - if or not to consider the 2009 study, along with the other studies that reference it in their support - to be credible/reliable enough. I still do believe that the outcome of such an inquiry would be opinion driven as most of the evidence inclines to the fact that a lot of the other published/researched studies have been done so based on positively aligning themselves to the 2009 study. Thanks. TopCipher (talk) 12:05, 19 April 2017 (UTC)
  • ALT2 = ... that a study conducted in 2009 showed that schadenfreude is modulated by oxytocin?
  • This doesn't get around the core problem, which is that it is promoting something as a fact which is based on a small, weak study. If it is nonetheless regarded as interesting enough in 2017 to promote the results of an inconclusive small study from 2009, then it would need to be accurate. The study is not a study of the role of oxytocin in the ordinary course of feeling Schadenfreude. Writing about this accurately would go something like this: "A small 2009 study of spraying oxytocin in the nose found it might have increased Schadenfreude, but this finding has not been confirmed and is likely to have been due to chance".Hildabast (talk) 11:44, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
  • @Hildabast: I'm not quite certain how to respond to that - are you suggesting that we do not consider the 2009 study at all (i.e. to say should Wikipedia not be allowed to display the findings per this particular study?) - the reason why I ask this is so we could accordingly proceed with either requesting a second opinion or try and arrive at an appropriate DYK hook; in any case, the intent behind having shared this is simply to express that such a study exists (as I've stated before). For us to maintain a neutral point of view, I don't think it would be wise for us (as Wiki editors) to either condemn a study as small / inconclusive / inaccurate based on our opinions (instead of credible evidence) or promote it in a manner that suggests anything other than the actual findings.
    I always try and avoid adjectives (such as 'small') as they come out as colouring a fact with one's own opinion and so I would not support the aforementioned quote and I apologize for sounding curt on this topic but I believe we're yet to discover a single shred of evidence that either refutes or negates the 2009 study, as you've constantly claimed. While I agree that ALT0 & ALT1 may not have been the best for a DYK nomination, I still do not see an issue with the ALT2 that I've proposed. Thanks.
    TopCipher (talk) 12:31, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Symbol possible vote.svg I have had a look through this and there are multiple issues. I agree with Hildabast's point above that we require good evidence to make claims about the relationship of oxytocin to this emotion. Studies of this sort are known to be quite unreliable – see the replication crisis and so we'd need WP:MEDRS level sourcing for such a claim.

The other point is that this is on the borderline for x5 expansion. I'm inclined to be flexible about this as a lot of work has been done. But there seems to be too much padding – verbosity, digression and repetition. For example, the section about gloating rambles at length with sentences such as "The elation at winning the lottery is different from the pride in seeing a daughter graduate or the joy in watching the sunset." which seem quite unnecessary as well being contentious and requiring better sourcing. The article seems to require significant copy-editing and pruning and it might then struggle to meet the 5x condition. Andrew D. (talk) 14:39, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
@Andrew Davidson: Thank you for your council and kindly allow me to first address the second segment of your review (i.e. about copy-edit) and then I would elaborate further over the first -
A. It is true that the prose of this article's expansion is not up to standards (so much so that it certainly fails most acceptable ones as well), as it has been shared over the article's talk page here, following which I've raised a request for copy-editing assistance with WP:GOCER - would also like to point out that before that, I'd already requested for a peer review as well. Now, I can try and fix the prose in question here but I highly doubt that I would be able to bring it up to perfect standards all by myself and in case that is a criteria that fails a DYK nomination, then I would suggest we proceed accordingly.
B. Per your agreement with Hildabast, I'm a bit confused as to on what grounds - I ask this with a true intent to understand, so I may provide with further explanation / proof accordingly.
1. As shared earlier by me, I have confessed to being unable to find any independent article other than the original 2009 study; having said that, I have backed it with the evidence available from another study done in 2010, which negates the fact as to this being an example of a replication crisis that states "impossible to replicate on subsequent investigation, either by independent researchers or by the original researchers themselves" - please have me posted if it is still perceived to be otherwise.
2. Besides that, I've also proved and provided the rationale towards other studies that have drawn positive conclusions from the original study and proceeded with establishing their original subject of research. Roughly speaking, the original 2009 study has been cited by over 300 different studies per the Google Scholar search
Now, since I'm unable to provide with any further evidence, might I understand if there is any piece of information that even remotely suggests that the 2009 study is incorrect?
Also, might I request you to disregard the quote used in the very first comment which states "...oxytocin epitomises what happens when enthusiasm..."? Please note that it has been taken out of context. I would strongly urge reviewers to read through the slate article's complete prose (including the title) and every single sentence to legitimately identify if it sides more in support of for this article or against - I would also like to avoid a woozle effect myself. Thanks. TopCipher (talk) 18:04, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
EDIT: Pardon my approach here but I still fail to see how far WP:MEDRS would be required on this (I realize it has to do with medicine and health and related scientific research) as I was unable to establish any relation with said guidelines towards this DYK nomination and the subject in question (Psychology, oxytocin, schadenfreude, emotions etc.). If anything, seems to pass WP:MEDSCI, WP:MEDASSESS and does further established how credible claims made in PubMed / PubMed Central are - which are the ones that I've used. Thanks. TopCipher (talk) 18:25, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Deval Devi

Moved to mainspace by Skr15081997 (talk). Self-nominated at 09:20, 15 April 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 16

2017 state visit of the United States to the United Kingdom

Created by DarjeelingTea (talk). Self-nominated at 08:22, 16 April 2017 (UTC).

  • @DarjeelingTea:: interesting article - I have a DYK nom below on a similar but opposite type of visit from 100 years before...
Symbol question.svg This article is new enough, long enough and NPOV. QPQ not done.
The hook doesn't work because (a) it is too long (237 characters), (b) the tense is wrong: "reportedly caused security concerns" suggests the visit has happened already (it would need to be something like "the preparations for ... are reportedly causing security concerns...") and (c) I don't think it is particularly interesting. I would advocate for the hook below:
Oncenawhile (talk) 09:55, 22 April 2017 (UTC)
Oncenawhile thanks for your suggestion, I'd be fine with your alternate hook. DarjeelingTea (talk) 02:46, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Nominator has been blocked indefinitely as a sockpuppet, and the QPQ supplied was not properly done, as the hook was too long (much like this one was), so it cannot be counted. Marking for closure as unsuccessful. BlueMoonset (talk) 06:33, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 17


  • ... that French singer-songwriter Indila, who has described herself as a "child of the world", is of Algerian, Cambodian, Egyptian, and Indian descent ...?
    • ALT1:... that French singer-songwriter Adila Sedraïa uses stage name Indila, which comes from her love for India ...?
    • ALT2:... that French singer-songwriter Adila Sedraïa uses stage name Indila, which comes from her love for India ...?
  • Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/Typhlodromips swirskii Note: this was a two-article DYK; I have already claimed it once for Template:Did you know nominations/Star Athletica, L. L. C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc. (a 1-article DYK nomination).
  • Comment: I was going to include the photo from the article infobox, but at the low resolution used for DYK it was too dark to be usable. ALT2 is just ALT1 with the link in a different location. Sources: 1. In English ("R&B singer and songwriter Indila was born in France of Indian, Algerian, Cambodian and Egyptian descent."); 2. In an interview (in French) with Le Parisien, she is quoted as saying: "I am a real Parisian, born in Paris. And a child of the world. My family is of Algerian origin, but also Cambodian, Egyptian, and Indian. My second name, Indila, comes from my insatiable love for India." (Translation of French: « Je suis une vraie Parisienne, née à Paris. Et une enfant du monde. Ma famille est d’origine algérienne, mais aussi cambodgienne, égyptienne et indienne. Mon deuxième prénom, Indila, vient d’ailleurs de mon amour incommensurable pour l’Inde. »).

5x expanded by AHeneen (talk). Self-nominated at 04:23, 20 April 2017 (UTC).

Pocklington Iron Age burial ground

Created by Prioryman (talk). Self-nominated at 19:05, 19 April 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg - Prioryman Looking at this it was moved to mainspace on the 17th and nominated on the same day. It is long enough, well sourced and they look reliable to me. It is long enough, neutrally written. The hook is sourced directly since the whole paragraph is about the chariot and horse find. If the issue below can be addressed I can approve this.

Mel Morris (businessman)

Created by QatarStarsLeague (talk). Self-nominated at 19:40, 17 April 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg DYK articles need to have a minimum length of 1500 characters in prose – this article is at 1286 characters by my count, so it needs some expansion to be eligible. The fact in the hook also requires an inline citation at the end of the sentence in the article if this is to go ahead. 97198 (talk) 02:48, 19 April 2017 (UTC)

Edisto Island during the Civil War

Created/expanded by Smmurphy (talk). Self-nominated at 16:26, 17 April 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 18

Occupational exposure banding

Source: “For many chemicals, data are too limited to derive a health-based OEL with the level of confidence desired... One technique, with a long history of successful application in the pharmaceutical industry, is hazard or occupational exposure banding.” [31], p. 29

Moved to mainspace by Pranavrane23 (talk). Self-nominated at 19:19, 24 April 2017 (UTC).

# Article length: plenty good, weighs in at >900 words;
#It is indeed neutral;
#Inline citations: H'mmm- it's missing a couple, unfortunately, in the last two sections;
#Copyvios: Earwig gives us 'Violation Unlikely'- some minor phrases carry over.
#Hook length / links / bolding = OK; The content may well be interesting to a broad range of people; and it is accurately cited.
#BLP concerns are non-applicable.
  • Symbol question.svg -just the minor matter of improving the citations in the final and penultimate paragraphs. On edit: I have just found a further issue, that the actual article title is in sentence case, whereas this nomination uses capitalised initials. — O Fortuna semper crescis, aut decrescis 14:53, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
@Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: I'm not sure what you mean–the last two sections are well referenced. Also, the capitalization on the nomination page is immaterial to the article. John P. Sadowski (NIOSH) (talk) 18:28, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
@John P. Sadowski (NIOSH): That's most odd; I must've somehow been looking at a cached page. No, the capitalization is only relevant in the context of the original author's talk page DYK template not linking correctly to here. Also, the 'broad range of people' is probably worth reconsidering. PS, your ping didn't work. Cheers! — O Fortuna semper crescis, aut decrescis 18:56, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
So are there any improvements that need to be made? John P. Sadowski (NIOSH) (talk) 19:35, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
@Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: Pinging. John P. Sadowski (NIOSH) (talk) 23:54, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the ping, John P. Sadowski (NIOSH). The only other point might be whether it is interesting to a 'broad range' of readers. It's pretty specialist; although undoubtedly interesting to those of us at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health  ;) remember, it is the WP:READER we must consider. What do you think? — O Fortuna semper crescis, aut decrescis 05:59, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Raymond Pearl

  • ... that Raymond Pearl argued that alcohol could be good for one's health back in the 1926...?

5x expanded by Brendan Hong (talk). Nominated by Brendanjhong (talk) at 00:12, 21 April 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Not currently eligible because the article's readable prose size has not been expanded by a multiple of five. Not even close to such an expansion, sorry. Coretheapple (talk) 18:05, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Thyrsa Frazier Svager

Thyrsa Frazier Svager
Thyrsa Frazier Svager

Created by Hildabast (talk). Self-nominated at 12:42, 18 April 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, and with sources for all content. The only copying found by Earwig was in names of institutions and publications. The QPQ is problematic, both because it duplicated an existing review and because (unlike the review it duplicated) it missed the fact that a QPQ was needed there. However, QPQ check found that the nominator had only three prior DYKs, so a QPQ is not actually needed here, and should not block this nomination.
The use of a youtube video as a hook source (for both hooks) is a little dubious, but the same information is also present in [32], which (although published by the foundation handling her fund) seems reliable enough. The original hook is far more interesting than ALT1, so let's go with that one.
However, the photo cannot be used without OTRS confirmation that the copyright holder (probably the original photographer who took the photo) has released it to the public domain, because the page it's from (owned by the Dayton Foundation) has an incompatible copyright notice.
In summary: ok to go with original hook but no photo, not ok otherwise. And if the image cannot be properly licensed, it should also either be removed from the article, or given a proper fair-use rationale. Hildabast, how strongly do you feel about including the photo? If you do want to include it, please see Commons:OTRS for what would be required to license it properly. If such a license turns out not to be available, but you still want to keep the picture in the article on a fair-use basis, see WP:FAIRUSE for how to re-upload it on that basis (to Wikipedia, not to commons) and properly tag it as being fair use. And in any case, can you please replace the YouTube source with the web source linked above? YouTube can be used as an external link in this case, but not generally as an article source. —David Eppstein (talk) 00:28, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
Thank you! Sorry about messing up with QPQ - still figuring out how DYK works. Happy to let it go forward without the photo - waiting for OTRS would likely take a long time. In terns of the article, I can go the fair use route, but I don't see why that's necessary as the individual photo is marked public domain. Agree about sticking with the first one, as the second one had some info that I think was only in the YouTube video.Hildabast (talk) 01:08, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
Either removing the image from the article or fixing the license on commons is necessary. It is marked as public domain on commons, but I don't find that believable, because it is also marked as coming from a web site that labels its content as being copyrighted. —David Eppstein (talk) 01:19, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

Anti-Terror Units

Anti-Terror Units (YAT) fighters.
Anti-Terror Units (YAT) fighters.
  • ... that the leader of the United States-trained Anti-Terror Units was suspected to have been assassinated by Turkish Intelligence operatives for conducting "terror operations"? Source: "Less than a day after the IED explosion, Turkey’s Anadolu News trumpeted the assassination, saying that Ali Boutan, also known Haji Kurkhan, was the 'leader of the YPG special forces.' 'Boutan was responsible for sending [PKK] fighters to Turkey to conduct terror operations,' the report further claimed." ([33]); "[YAT] members were able to receive direct US Army Special Forces training. Ranking unit members were sent to the US to go through intense training at Ft. Bragg and Ft. Campbell, in addition to regional training at a special compound outside of Amman, Jordan, and in Kurdistan, under the guidance of the Central Intelligence Agency. In late 2016, Boutan was targeted and killed by what is believed to have been Turkish Intelligence operatives as he was traveling through Syria as part of the YPG Special Forces command" ([34])

Created by Applodion (talk). Self-nominated at 21:22, 18 April 2017 (UTC).

Chanchal Kumar Majumdar

Created by Tachs (talk). Self-nominated at 13:48, 18 April 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 19

Pregnancy in art

English pregnancy portrait, c. 1595
English pregnancy portrait, c. 1595

5x expanded by Johnbod(talk) King Prithviraj II and an isp. Nominated by Johnbod (talk) at 02:54, 26 April 2017 (UTC).

Nb, the last paras on the desco da parto are mostly copied from that article. Johnbod (talk) 03:08, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

Mega Manila Subway

Artist's impression of a train running in the Mega Manila Subway.
Artist's impression of a train running in the Mega Manila Subway.

Created by Arius1998 (talk). Self-nominated at 04:00, 20 April 2017 (UTC).

Syed Aminul Hasan Jafri

Created by Royroydeb (talk). Self-nominated at 17:55, 19 April 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Sorry, some issues here. The prose in this article has some problems: "foreign", for instance, assumes an Indian perspective for the reader, and there are many grammatical errors, and a reference error. More importantly, I'm not sure the cited source is enough for the statement in question. "reported for" could mean he was a correspondent on a special report, or even that they featured one of his stories after it was published elsewhere. Also rediff is not known to be the best of sources. There are also numerous statements that are problematic vis a vis sourcing. this does not support the entire statement it is used for; this contradicts the lede, which says he was elected in 2011. The article is also barely over the threshold of 1500 prose characters, and it is clear that the prose has been stretched a bit. If I were to copy-edit this and remove repetition and puffery, it would not clear the 1500 bar. And while he clears WP:NPOL, I'm not a fan of featuring obscure politicians at DYK; we had a string of Mexican politicians, too, for whom finding a hooky hook is quite impossible. Vanamonde (talk) 07:11, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 20

Josie Sadler

Josie Sadler in 1914 film "Josie's Declaration of Independence"
Josie Sadler in 1914 film "Josie's Declaration of Independence"
  • ... that Josie Sadler (pictured) left her career as a singer and actress to run her husband's electrical resarch business? Source: Walsh, Jim (June 1963). "Six Comediennes: Josie Sadler, Part II". Hobbies. Vol. 68 no. 4. Chicago: Lightner Publishing Corporation. pp. 33–34.
    • ALT1:... that Josie Sadler's (pictured) recording of her biggest Broadway hit was never released? Source: University of California Santa Barbara. "Victor matrix B-6695. If I could get some sleep / Josie Sadler". Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 19, 2017

Created by 78.26 (talk). Self-nominated at 16:49, 26 April 2017 (UTC).

White-barred piculet, Varzea piculet, Ochre-collared piculet, Ocellated piculet, White-wedged piculet

Male ochre-collared piculet
Male ochre-collared piculet

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 06:14, 26 April 2017 (UTC).


European herring gull
European herring gull
  • ... that genetic evidence suggests the gull, tern and skimmer family Laridae (European herring gull pictured) originated in the Cretaceous period in the age of dinosaurs? Source: source - see figure 2.
    • ALT1:... that the family Laridae (European herring gull pictured) alone among shorebirds developed ultraviolet vision? Source: [35]

Converted from a redirect by Aa77zz (talk), Casliber (talk), and Pvmoutside (talk). Nominated by Casliber (talk) at 22:43, 22 April 2017 (UTC).

The Cretaceous date reported by Baker et al. 2007 is almost certainly nonsense. The results of the very much larger and more recent study by Prum et al (2016) published in Nature doi:10.1038/nature15697, (see Fig 1) indicate a much more recent origin. All (or almost all) birds are post Cretaceous. The Buttonquails (Turnix) branch off just before the Oligocene and the Glareola branch during the Oligocene. The Laridae genera Chroicocephalus and Sterna branch in the mid Miocene - around 14 Mya. Aa77zz (talk) 06:27, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Symbol question.svg Casliber, this seems to be a significant issue with the hook. Can you please address it, perhaps by proposing a different hook, and making any necessary modifications to the article? Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 17:38, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Fossils are rare so I was happy to presume the evidence was lacking but I forgot about that paper. Ok, back to the drawing board...Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 19:54, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
  • ALT1 suggested above. @Aa77zz:? Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 21:51, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Gifts (novel)

5x expanded by Vanamonde93 (talk). Self-nominated at 11:13, 20 April 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 21

Margot Guilleaume

  • ... that the soprano Margot Guilleaume recorded the part of Marzelline in Beethoven's Fidelio in a complete live recording without dialogue in 1948? Source: [36]

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 12:41, 28 April 2017 (UTC).

2017 FA Cup Final

Created by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 21:07, 23 April 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article created by The C of E on April 21, 2017 as stated. Contains 3552 characters (609 words) of readable prose and meets core policies and guidelines. Hook is of appropriate length and is cited online. QPQ done.Ykraps (talk) 09:41, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

Neil Hilborn

  • ... that Neil Hilborn is the most watched slam poet on the internet, with "OCD" gaining over 12 million views on YouTube. [37] [38]

Created by Dwritingfreak (talk). Self-nominated at 20:11, 21 April 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 22

Ahmed bin Abdullah Balala

  • ... that Ahmed bin Abdullah Balala, a member of Legislative Assembly of the Indian state of Telangana was arrested in a case of a mob allegedly attacking the state's deputy chief minister's house?Source:Source Text:MIM workers also attacked the house of deputy chief minister Mahmood Ali at Azampura and the Police was forced to disperse the MIM workers who allegedly tried to manhandle Mahmood Ali’s son Azam Ali. The deputy CM was present in the house when the incident occurred. Police arrested MIM MLA Ahmed Balala in connection with the attack and took him to the Bolarum police station, ..
Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created by Royroydeb (talk). Self-nominated at 17:33, 27 April 2017 (UTC).

The Spring Grove Experiment

  • Comment: Article created on April 14, 2017; moved to mainspace on April 22, 2017.

Created by Eillen Martinez (talk) and Amanda Chow (talk). Nominated by Emarti84 (talk) at 20:53, 22 April 2017 (UTC).

Song-Lý War

Lý forces invaded into modern day Nanning (Yongzhou) in Guangxi Province, highlighted in dark blue
Lý forces invaded into modern day Nanning (Yongzhou) in Guangxi Province, highlighted in dark blue
  • ... that in the aftermath of the Song-Lý War, the resulting line of demarcation between China and Vietnam that was negotiated after the war "would largely remain in place through to the present day," resulting in most of the current boundaries between the two nations?[1].
    • ALT1:... that the Vietnamese poem "Nam quốc sơn hà" was cited by general Lý Thường Kiệt in front of his army during the Song Counteroffensive prior to the battle of Nhu Nguyệt River?[2]
      • ALT2:... that during the Song-Lý War, after laying a forty-two day siege on Yongzhou (modern day Nanning), the Lý army massacred 58,000 people within the city?[3]
        • ALT3:... that during the Song-Lý War, more than half of the 300,000 Song troops during the Song Counteroffensive died due to "tropical climate and rampant disease"?[1]

Created/expanded by TTTAssasinator (talk). Self-nominated at 07:45, 28 April 2017 (UTC).

Current nominations

Articles created/expanded on April 23

Sudhanshu Shekhar Jha

Created by Tachs (talk). Self-nominated at 15:42, 25 April 2017 (UTC).

A Star Is Born (2018 film)

  • Reviewed: Soon.

Moved to mainspace by Captain Assassin! (talk). Self-nominated at 17:45, 23 April 2017 (UTC).

  • (made a minor modification to the ALT1)IB [ Poke ] 05:50, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg - The article was in draft space for awhile but was only recently put into mainspace so no issue there. It is long enough and adequately sourced. As for the hook, I recommend the original: it is sourced and interesting. Captain Assassin! just complete your QPQ and post it here so I may pass this.TheGracefulSlick (talk) 20:59, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Soul Rocker

Created by MPJ-DK (talk). Self-nominated at 15:31, 23 April 2017 (UTC).

Where in the U.S.A. Is Carmen Sandiego? (1986)

Created/expanded by Coin945 (talk). Self-nominated at 12:44, 23 April 2017 (UTC).

  • Note: The Earwig's Copyvio Detector erroneously picked up a rating of 52.2%. The listed sites have basically copy-pasted the Wikipedia content, not the other way round, as well as the repeated text "Where in the U.S.A. Is Carmen Sandiego?".--Coin945 (talk) 13:08, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

Mahmood Hayat

Created/expanded by Coin945 (talk). Self-nominated at 08:39, 23 April 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 24

Pedro de Portocarrero (conquistador)

  • ... that conquistador Pedro de Portocarrero founded the first Spanish colonial town within the territory of the modern Mexican state of Chiapas? Source: "In late 1527, Portocarrero led an expedition into Chiapas and, in January 1528, successfully established the first Spanish town there, within the territory of the Tojolabal Maya. The new town was called San Cristóbal de los Llanos, and was located in the Comitán valley." Lenkersdorf, 2004, 1995, p. 78.. Gómez Coutiño 2014, p. 57.
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created by Simon Burchell (talk). Self-nominated at 09:13, 28 April 2017 (UTC).

Henry Ludington

  • that Henry Ludington is identified with the first secret service and had under his command several of the first spies to help the American cause for independence?

Source is Reference #19: "This is a true story of what might be termed the "secret service."

5x expanded by Doug Coldwell (talk). Self-nominated at 10:25, 25 April 2017 (UTC).

Worcestershire v Somerset, 1979

  • Comment: QPQ pending

Moved to mainspace by Harrias (talk). Self-nominated at 23:16, 24 April 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new, long enough, and doesn't throw up any red flags for plagiarism, neutrality or sourcing. Hook is interesting (even to someone who knows little about the sport), short and cited inline. Just need that QPQ. SounderBruce 02:53, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

The Sixth Lie

Created by ISD (talk). Self-nominated at 11:50, 24 April 2017 (UTC).

Envisioning Asia

  • ... that Envisioning Asia, a 2010 book authored by Jeanette Roan discusses the "on-location" shooting of Hollywood films in Asia? Source: Ono, Kent A. (2012). ""Lines of Flight": Reterritorializing Asian American Film and Media Studies". American Quarterly. 64 (4): 885–897. doi:10.1353/aq.2012.0051. ISSN 1080-6490. 

5x expanded by Skr15081997 (talk). Self-nominated at 03:28, 24 April 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 25

Sidney C. Wolff

Created by V00d00Child (talk). Nominated by Dr Aaij (talk) at 16:21, 29 April 2017 (UTC).

The Great Friendship

Created by Smerus (talk). Self-nominated at 16:11, 25 April 2017 (UTC).

Jefferson Elementary School District

5x expanded by Skr15081997 (talk). Self-nominated at 06:55, 25 April 2017 (UTC).

N. S. Satya Murthy

Created by Tachs (talk). Self-nominated at 03:45, 25 April 2017 (UTC).

  • Article created and nominated on 25 April. So falls within date range. Hook length appropriate. Note 1 and 2 are unnecessary in the article. Access date is missing for most of the references. Reviewing further soon. - Vivvt (Talk) 04:47, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
@Vivvt: Interim comments: The reviewer of one of my earlier articles objected to the use of the phrase, a number of articles, without reference. The same happened to the first citation as one has to wade through the site to reach the relevant page. This was the reason why I introduced Notes to assist the reader (or reviewer). Since it does not cause any harm, suggest they are left alone lest another reviewer raises objection again. [email protected] (talk) 09:06, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Cognitive slippage

5x expanded by Comahgoodness (talk). Self-nominated at 14:01, 27 April 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 26

Gordian Fulde

Created by 97198 (talk). Self-nominated at 07:11, 29 April 2017 (UTC).

The Rabbits' Wedding

Created by Sir.Leyenda (talk). Nominated by Dr Aaij (talk) at 02:10, 28 April 2017 (UTC).

Japan Medical Association

  • Reviewed: Boogeyman 2
  • Comment: Dr.khatmando did most of the work. I simply cleaned it up to standards at his request.

Created by Dr.khatmando (talk) and Nihonjoe (talk). Nominated by Nihonjoe (talk) at 21:16, 27 April 2017 (UTC).

George H. Brimhall

5x expanded by Phelps (BYU) (talk). Self-nominated at 21:50, 26 April 2017 (UTC).

Erol Önderoğlu

  • Reviewed: QPQ forthcoming

Moved to mainspace by Vanamonde93 (talk). Self-nominated at 17:32, 26 April 2017 (UTC).

Dennis Coralluzzo

  • ... that comments made by the NWA president Dennis Coralluzzo led to Extreme Championship Wrestling breaking away from the NWA? Source: WWE

Created by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 11:04, 26 April 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 27

John Salmon (advertising executive)

  • Reviewed: To be done

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Edwardx (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 22:51, 29 April 2017 (UTC).

Leon Day

Improved to Good Article status by TheGracefulSlick (talk). Self-nominated at 18:28, 28 April 2017 (UTC).


Created by Juhachi (talk). Self-nominated at 21:47, 27 April 2017 (UTC).

Lake Palomas

Moved to mainspace by Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk). Self-nominated at 16:47, 27 April 2017 (UTC).

Pediatric Symptom Chekclist

  • … that the Pediatric Symptom Checklist is a screening questionnaire that identifies children with problems in psychosocial functioning by measuring inner distress and mood, behavior, and attention.

5x expanded by Sbernar1 (talk). Self-nominated at 14:39, 27 April 2017 (UTC).

Gudjonsson suggestibility scale

5x expanded by CSD96 (talk). Self-nominated at 14:28, 27 April 2017 (UTC).

Mutual exclusivity (psychology)

5x expanded by Thefreshtrumpet (talk). Self-nominated at 14:31, 27 April 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 28

Beatrice Alexander

Beatrice Alexander
Beatrice Alexander

Created by Yoninah (talk). Self-nominated at 20:55, 29 April 2017 (UTC).

Oldbury Camp

5x expanded by Prioryman (talk). Self-nominated at 12:51, 29 April 2017 (UTC).

Reconstruction Era National Monument

  • Reviewed: Pending

5x expanded by Neutrality (talk). Self-nominated at 05:22, 29 April 2017 (UTC).



5x expanded by Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk). Self-nominated at 19:39, 28 April 2017 (UTC).

Elias Beckingham

  • ...that a late thirteenth century Chief Justice, Elias Beckingham, has been described, along with only one other, as 'the only honest judge' in the kingdom at that time?

Improved to Good Article status by Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi (talk) and Rich Farmbrough (talk). Nominated by Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi (talk) at 17:00, 28 April 2017 (UTC).

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Five Nights at Freddy's (series)

Improved to Good Article status by WackyWikiWoo (talk). Self-nominated at 04:17, 29 April 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 29

Spanish ship Fenix (1749)

  • ... that in 1759, when she was ten years old, Fenix carried the new king, Carlos III, from Naples to Barcelona? Source:Duro, Cesareo Fernandez (1901). Armada Española desde la unión de los reinos de Castilla y de Léon. VII. Madrid: Impressores de la Real Casa. p. 17. ISBN 978-5-87569-203-1. 

Improved to Good Article status by Ykraps (talk). Self-nominated at 08:18, 30 April 2017 (UTC).

The Riddle of the Sphinx (Inside No. 9)

Moved to mainspace by J Milburn (talk). Self-nominated at 21:28, 29 April 2017 (UTC).

Mer Hayrenik

5x expanded by Bloom6132 (talk). Self-nominated at 11:56, 29 April 2017 (UTC).

Local Government (Religious etc. Observances) Act 2015

Created by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 08:05, 29 April 2017 (UTC).

@Tachs: I think that is good, I did write the hook in a bit of a hurry so it was a small mistake that slipped through. I have now removed the redundant previously. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 06:42, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

Symbol confirmed.svg Thanks mate, Propose original hook for promotion. [email protected] (talk) 09:43, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 30

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    • ^ a b Anderson, James (2008). 'Treacherous Factions': Shifting Frontier Alliances in the Breakdown of Sino-Vietnamese Relations on the Eve of the 1075 Border War, in Battlefronts Real and Imagined: War, Border, and Identity in the Chinese Middle Period. Palgrave MacMillan. p. 191-192. ISBN 978-1-4039-6084-9. 
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    • ^ Chapuis, Oscar (1995). A history of Vietnam: from Hong Bang to Tu Duc. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 77. ISBN 0-313-29622-7.