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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
October 4 1
October 6 1
October 9 1
October 22 1
November 2 2
November 3 1
November 4 1 1
November 5 1
November 6 1 1
November 7 2 1
November 8 3 3
November 9 1
November 11 2 2
November 13 3 3
November 14 3 2
November 15 5 3
November 16 5 5
November 17 4 3
November 18 6 4
November 19 2 1
November 20 8 6
November 21 5 5
November 22 4 4
November 23 9 8
November 24 8 5
November 25 8 5
November 26 7 6
November 27 11 10
November 28 15 11
November 29 6 6
November 30 20 14
December 1 5 3
December 2 10 8
December 3 10 8
December 4 6 4
December 5 10 7
December 6 8 8
December 7 6 4
December 8 10 5
December 9 8 6
December 10 9 5
December 11 11 8
December 12 7 5
December 13 3 1
December 14 8 7
December 15 1 1
December 16 14 7
December 17 2
Total 275 196
Last updated 15:04, 17 December 2017 UTC
Current time is 19:01, 17 December 2017 UTC [refresh]

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).

If this is your first nomination, please read the DYK rules before continuing:
Official DYK criteria: DYK rules and supplementary guidelines
Unofficial guide: Learning DYK

To nominate an article

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

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

Write the nomination.

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

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

In the current nominations section find the subsection for the date on which the article was created or on which expansion began, not the date on which you make the nomination.

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

How to review a nomination

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

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

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

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

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

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

Frequently asked questions


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

Where is my hook?[edit]

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

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

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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
  • Back on DYK nomination page...
    • change {{DYKsubpage to {{subst:DYKsubpage
    • change |passed= to |passed=yes
    • Add an edit summary, e.g. "Promoted to Prep 3", preview, and save

How to remove a rejected hook

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

How to move a nomination subpage to a new name

  • 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 October 6

Our Father, Thou in Heaven Above

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

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

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

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

I am trying to get some form of Reformation reference in as that is why I requested for the 500th anniversary. I have reworded the original here and hope this is sufficient. ALT2... that "Our Father, Thou in Heaven Above" was translated from a German language hymn by Martin Luther (pictured), which was one of his hymns that challenged Catholic teaching in the Reformation? The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 20:45, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
I don't know why you want to focus on "aggressive" that day. My idea is the opposite. - I still think the article should be part of the one about Luther's hymn, or be about the translation. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:46, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
I wasn't trying to focus on aggressive, I wanted to focus more on the Reformation hence why I wanted the hook to include it. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 15:02, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
  • On hold until the merge proposal has concluded. BlueMoonset (talk) 06:19, 27 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Having read the merge discussion, which seems to have stalled a month and a half ago, short of merging the article outright, I've removed the bulk of the Luther history paragraph (a related suggestion was made by Gerda Arendt above), leaving the creation and publication information (the latter because it's the only place where the tune is mentioned), which is actually more than was proposed in the discussion. This leaves the article ineligible for DYK, at 1011 prose characters only. I'm assuming that if there had been more information specifically about Winkworth's hymn, it would have been added by now. I have struck ALT2 because the material that supported it was part of what was cut. We are also past the Reformation anniversary that seemed to be driving this nomination originally. The C of E, what are your thoughts? BlueMoonset (talk) 16:51, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on October 9

Nagtahan Interchange

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

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

  • - review done. You get a pass on the newness. Please settle the other issues though. starship.paint ~ KO 04:24, 25 October 2017 (UTC)
Content check:
  • I don't see in the source #1 anything pertaining to Straddling the boundary between Sampaloc, San Miguel and Santa Mesa
  • rephrase the interchange was originally known as the Rotonda de Sampaloc to the interchange was originally the Rotonda de Sampaloc and you need to cite this with the "Disappearing history" The Freeman source.
  • expandin Quezon City to in Diliman, Quezon City per source #1.
  • In February 1990, the administration of President Corazon Aquino signed an agreement with Japan - don't see it in source #4.
  • doubling in the number of cars on Metro Manila roads in that same time frame -> suggest rephrase to doubling in the number of registered Metro Manila cars in that same time frame per the source #4
  • the stone foundations of the Nagtahan Interchange - need a source that the Nagtahan Bridge (per source #5) = Nagtahan Interchange.
  • Need a source for the whole lead/lede. The only source relevant is source #4 stating Nagtahan/R.M.Magsaysay road intersection three-level interchange facility but nothing more than that. starship.paint ~ KO 04:04, 25 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Note: the article was created on 9 October but nominated on 17 October. That's more than 7 days, but I would be loathe to disqualify this based on that, given that several September articles are still being reviewed. BlueMoonset - could you comment or direct me to someone in charge of WP:DYK, I can't seem to find the list. starship.paint ~ KO 04:13, 25 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Starship.paint, I generally wouldn't be too worried about a nomination that was less than 16 hours late, especially as it's been over a year since Sky Harbor nominated an article for DYK. Since the rules do allow a bit of leeway in this regard, I'd certainly be inclined to accept the nomination in terms of "newness". BlueMoonset (talk) 04:55, 25 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Okay. I must have been half asleep when I thought it was a 12 day gap. Oops. This gets a pass on newness, yay. starship.paint ~ KO 09:52, 25 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Article at >2000 characters is long enough
  • Sources are good.
  • Hook is short enough, passably interesting, but the sourcing is an issue: I can't see the words "stradding..." quoted in the source for the hook above. Does this have to do with zero images loading for that article?
  • Image is okay.
  • QPQ is not done. starship.paint ~ KO 04:22, 25 October 2017 (UTC)
  • I've notified nominator twice; no response so far. If more work gets done (addressing the above) and I don't reply (I'm quite busy), another editor may continue the review. starship.paint ~ KO 11:51, 2 November 2017 (UTC)
Apologies, I've been busy the last couple of weeks. However, I did take the time to review the changes requested and I did make a few changes of my own.
  • If you check a map of Metro Manila, you'll see that the roads forming the interchange are the boundaries between those three districts. I don't see why there needs to be a source for this.
  • Fixed
  • Done
  • This is implied. One, the Aquino administration was the one that certified the package is urgent, and two, the government is the signatory for the loan (the DPWH does not have the authority to sign loan agreements on its own, if that's what you're going to ask).
  • There is a picture that is supposed to be with that article, and the pillars are the pillars for the interchange rather than the bridge, since they're accessible from street level.
I'm working on everything else, so I do appreciate your patience. --Sky Harbor (talk) 02:13, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
Article looks good to me, and I think the two sources in the first sentence work together to support the hook. Not concerned about the "straddling" reference, which is sufficiently general (and using the coordinates in the article, true). Sky Harbor, how about that QPQ? --Usernameunique (talk) 01:35, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on October 22

Caroline Brady (philologist)

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

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

Articles created/expanded on November 5

Nicholas Exton

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

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

Policy compliance:

QPQ: Done.

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

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

Articles created/expanded on November 7

BV Centauri

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

  • Long enough. New enough. Citations throughout. But citations could be more precise by giving more specific pages, rather than broad ranges. Fairly technical article, at least to this lay person. Hook is interesting enough. But I couldn't find the source for the 1600 light year figure in citation 4. I found it in citation 6, on page 309 as 500 parsecs ± 100 parsecs, which I believe translates to 1630 ± 326 light years. So two things: the citations need to get more specific pages, and the hook needs to be more accurate. Hybernator (talk) 02:21, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
Yes, citation 6 at the moment, although citation 2 mentions the same figure. I've added a convert template to format the distance, but it ends up looking much the same: the convert template and similar conversions include automatic rounding to the last significant figure, so 1,630 (or 1,626) becomes 1,600. The distance is very uncertain (± 326 ly from that source, 400 light years nearer from a Gaia parallax), so it might be best to be more vague in the hook; "over 1,000 light years?" I don't know if that makes it more or less verifiable. Could mention table 4 in the citation. Lithopsian (talk) 14:25, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
A good idea, I've amended the hook accordingly. - The Bushranger One ping only 20:09, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
The new hook is fine. Thank you. References are still overly broad: i.e. citations 2, 3, 4, 6, 10. It's difficult to figure out which page(s) I should check up on. (They're not exactly easy reading either.) Hybernator (talk) 23:33, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
  • I don't see any work done on the references. They are still overly broad--at least to me. See it for yourself. Hybernator (talk) 05:00, 17 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Mmm, in that case I belive I'm going to withdraw this nomination, as the creator seems to have moved on to other things and this isn't a topic I can comfortably adopt for myself, alas. - The Bushranger One ping only 05:31, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 9

Dual systems model

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

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

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

Articles created/expanded on November 15

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

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

  •  :REVIEW COMPLETED - The following review was completed by Esemono
Y QPQ for Template:Did you know nominations/Hassan Ahmed (Ghanaian diplomat)
Y Article created by Saff V. on November 15, 2017 and has 2580 characters (447 words) "readable prose size"
N Article needs to be rewritten with and translated into natural English.
N Hook needs to be rewritten in more natural English
Y ALT0 and ALT1 is sourced to :In October 2014 I was the first western journalist to spend time with Isis and return safely.
Y Every paragraph sourced
Y Earwig @ Toolserver Copyvio Detector found no copyvio
Article needs some copy editing -- Esemono (talk) 07:54, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
  • @Esemono: please do not use the DYK icons to indicate approval or disapproval, as it confuses the bot. I've replaced your checkmarks with acceptable marks. Yoninah (talk) 00:20, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
@Esemono: Thanks for review! @Baffle gab1978:, I wonder if you do the copy edit of article. Regards. Saff V. (talk) 07:05, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
  • I revised the text to conform with proper English grammar. I believe I did not change any of the information, and kept all citations in place. People involved in the article and this DYK review should check to see if all information still reads correctly. David notMD (talk) 10:19, 17 December 2017 (UTC)
    • At the request of the nominator, I made some little changes, too. --Mhhossein talk 10:52, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 17

Paddy Mahon

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

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

Articles created/expanded on November 18

Hadean zircon

Electron probe microanalyser

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

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

Articles created/expanded on November 20

Cherry Marshall

  • ... that model agent Cherry Marshall discovered Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in England? Source: "she prospered enough to open an office in Mayfair and become one of the most influential forces in the fashion industry in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Among the models she groomed was Ruth Ellis, the last female in England to be hanged for murder." (and [1] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)
  • Reviewed: not yet done

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

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

Tom Cox (highwayman)

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

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

  • Technically, this is a (more than) 5x expansion (or it was so on November 21, rather than 20), to some 3,000 characters. Earwig's give about 14% similarity with one source, which is fine. Hook and ALT (both are the same fact) are within policy, interesting, and verified by the source. Waiting on QPQ. Dahn (talk) 09:14, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment: Earwig is effectively useless here, since it can't check in the Google books sources, and that 13.8% only refers to the book's blurb/description within Google books, not the actual text of the book. In this case, a manual check of the referenced book pages is in order to see whether there is copyvio/close paraphrasing, and the review isn't complete without such a check. (Note that a 14% score is not of itself "fine"; copyvios have been found below 10%, so the Earwig number and "unlikely" score are not definitive.) BlueMoonset (talk) 23:59, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Thank you, I was not aware of that. That said, I verified again and the sources are quite clearly different in tone, with the text having been seriously rephrased, toned down, modernized, for the article; everything in there was basically rewritten and, though this apparently was left out by the author of the article, uses two sources rather than one for most of what it says (the second source is only quoted here and there). I would take some issue with the fact that it fails to give page by page references, but the page range it gives is very small. Overall, I see no issue of either sourcing or close paraphrasing; some of the writing was inexplicably lazy, but I don't think that would disqualify it from DYK. Dahn (talk) 08:29, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
The second source was derivative of the first. I should be interested to know which wording you found "inexplicably lazy"? Philafrenzy (talk) 10:30, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
It's not the wording, the wording is just fine as far as I can ascertain. The problem is that you gave page ranges, all in one note, instead of page-by-page, in several notes, and that you only cited the "derivative" source for random things, when you could have easily cited it as well, for all that it verifies. That looks lazy to me, and it takes some liberties with DYK rules, as these require inline citations, and wikipedia's guide defines such as: "A full citation fully identifies a reliable source and, where applicable, the place in that source (such as a page number) where the information in question can be found". But I won't hold it against the article, as stated; the only issue to address, IMO, is the QPQ: you haven't yet reviewed an article. Dahn (talk) 10:51, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
There was no point citing a derivative source side by side with the main source. It is only used where it seems to add something new which is the correct practice. The page range is short and to have given particular pages for each reference would have greatly complicated the referencing. Your accusations of laziness are gratuitous and offensive. Please strike them. A lot of careful work went into the article. You added that comment after your original reply and it seems to me that you added it in pique at being called back to do more work on the review. Philafrenzy (talk) 11:10, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
Or maybe you could take the time to note that I'm not accusing you of anything, that I have gladly looked over the sources again, that the only thing I find issue with is that you haven't yet done the QPQ, and that using page ranges (yes, short ones: I had already said the same myself; had they been longer ones, I would quite certainly not given you as positive a review) is in any case lazier than the alternative, and that I am cutting you more slack than another reviewer who might simply take issue with the fact that you failed to produce exact page numbers, which would have been the orthodox way. I don't feel I should strike anything out, but if you take issue with lazy, I can use "neglectful"or "slackened". Regards, Dahn (talk) 17:26, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
"It is only used where it seems to add something new which is the correct practice" -- I don't think there's anything correct or incorrect about that practice, it is just your personal preference. Personally, I find it whimsical, because to do so is to tell readers that you have made a judgment call regarding sources, and that they should accept it. But either way. Dahn (talk) 17:33, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the review and suggestions, Dahn. Philafrenzy, one way to cite specific pages with adding too much clutter is by using {{sfn}} footnotes. It means you need two sections (one for the short footnotes, one for a bibliography), but helps with precision, and leaves you with a bibliography. See Shorwell helmet#References for an example, where different pages of the same article are cited repeatedly. It's an interesting article, and I enjoyed reading it. Looks like it just needs the QPQ to be set. --Usernameunique (talk) 06:17, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 23

Silvia Correale

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

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

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

Articles created/expanded on November 24


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

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

  • Not new but expanded on November 21-24.
  • Long enough.
  • Is neutral.
  • Some in-line citations are needed.
  • No close paraphrasing found.
  • The hook is short enough.
  • I don't see a citation for the hook.Zigzig20s (talk) 10:30, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
  • This is a challenging topic and I reckon the current draft falls too far short. The OED defines its current meaning as "The pleasurable occupation of the attention, or diversion of the mind (from serious duties, etc.)" and explains that this has evolved from being an "Idle time-wasting diversion" to "Anything which lightly and pleasantly diverts the attention, or beguiles the time; a pastime, play, game, means of recreation". It is therefore a very broad category covering not just humour but many kinds of pastime and play. The article entertainment does this much better and we should be considering merger with that page. Andrew D. (talk) 18:57, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
  • I don't really see that - this covers the emotion, not activities which promote it. Entertainment is already 129k raw bytes. Johnbod (talk) 17:39, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
  • I concur, plus this is not FAC, it's DYK so if the article meets the requirements of the DYK criteria, which actually allows for an article to be "far short" of what is possible, then there's not one single scrap of grounds for complaint in that regard either. Plus the stomping into another reviewer's review is bad form too. So a hat-trick of failure. So please, Zigzig20s, continue with your review. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:31, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
  • I'll third. Mr Davidson's objection is completely ill taken, given that the relevant policy isn't WP:¡¡¡EVERYONE!!! but WP:PRIMARYTOPIC. There are additional senses of the word and they should be available in a hatnote or at Amusement (disambiguation) but that's no reason to try to blow up the article's WP:SCOPE to fit every recorded or potential form of time-passing. "Amusement" as the state or agent of "being amused" is perfectly straightforward.

    That said, we still need some more citations, including for the hook, apparently. — LlywelynII 13:10, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (Gloucester)

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

  • Except that "articled pupil" isn't the same as "chorister", so the hook is factually incorrect. BencherliteTalk 21:54, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
(Sorry, its hard for me to imagine music studies without singing.) Can we say this?
ALT1: ... that Herbert Howells composed one of 20 settings of Magnificat and Nunc dimittis for Gloucester Catredral (choir pictured) where he had studied with Herbert Brewer as a boy? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:45, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on November 25


  • ... that perspective-taking may lead to reduced stereotyping of others? Source: [3]
    • ALT1: ... that scientific research demonstrates that perspective-taking may lead to reduced stereotyping? Source: [4]
    • ALT2: ... that research demonstrates that children as young as 14 months old have perspective-taking abilities? Source: [5]

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

Tóc Tiên

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

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

Articles created/expanded on November 26

Eugénie Henderson

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

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

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

Articles created/expanded on November 27

Edward Dodding

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

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

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

Articles created/expanded on November 28

Catherine Foster

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

  • Hello, Gerda Arendt Do you think it might be good to mention Wagner's name in the hook? — Maile (talk) 20:33, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Good for whom? I try to avoid distracting other links. Readers to whom Wagner means something will recognise Bayreuth if not Brünnhilde already, and the others will ignore the whole thing. There are also people who just hate Wagner ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:20, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Although he doesn't have to be linked, "the composer's" should certainly be changed to "Wagner's"; we owe main page readers that much context, since far more people will have heard of Wagner than would make the connection with Bayreuth or Brünnhilde. Knowledge and connection is very different outside of Germany than in it when it comes to Wagner and the festival and character; this hook doesn't work without that necessary connection of Wagner to Bayreuth. BlueMoonset (talk) 18:08, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
ALT1: ... that the dramatic soprano Catherine Foster, a former midwife, appeared as Brünnhilde at the Bayreuth Festival celebrating the composer's bicentenary?
I still think it's not a good idea, because is not about him and his work, but about a woman who made it from a no-name hospital to a famous place. Any such place, why him again? - I made many hooks around Wagner, intentionally so, remember? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:13, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
  • That isn't at all what I asked for. Here's ALT2, which is what I hoped to see:
The hook isn't about Wagner, but including his name (note I don't think a link is necessary, but you can add one if you want) gives context and a touchstone for people reading the hook. The ideal is to have people understand without having to click on a non-bold link: the hook highlights a woman who went from one career to the top of a completely different one, and mentioning character, venue, and composer by name makes the achievement that much more interesting—if the bicentenary is mentioned at all, then you really need to say whose it is—and gives the reader more context. I've struck the hooks with "the composer", since it's like an anchor dragging those hooks down. BlueMoonset (talk) 15:27, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Full review needed now that there is a hook to proceed with. BlueMoonset (talk) 03:20, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

Victoria Hughes

  • ... that Victoria Hughes was the first lavatory attendant to have an entry in the British Dictionary of National Biography? Source: "Victoria Hughes has become the first professional lavatory attendant to make it into the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography" [6]
  • Reviewed: not yet done

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

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

Azamat Arapbayev

  • ... that between 1993 and 2008, Kyrgyz politician Azamat Arapbayev was either the chairman, director or deputy director of seven different companies? Source: [7] [8] [9]

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

Kofi Koduah Sarpong

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

Articles created/expanded on November 29

Articles created/expanded on November 30

Jie Zhitui

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

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

  • LlywelynII, new, in time, long enough, sourced, neutral. Needs QPQ. Also, inline citations are needed for the hooks, and ALT2 does not seem to appear in the article. Not related to this review, I would also add the story about the burning of the forest to the body of the article, not just the lead, and correct footnotes 22, 23, and 52. --Usernameunique (talk) 08:07, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Thank you. I had provided the legendary part of the story at Cold Food Festival and some related pages but apparently not here (oops); also thought the QPQ was done, but if I forgot to note it here, I'll just do another one. Back in a bit.. — LlywelynII 01:48, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

    QPQ done. — LlywelynII 11:33, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Thanks for providing the QPQ, LlywelynII. The remaining issues are:
  1. ALT0 is not in the article.
  2. ALT2 is not cited in the article.
  3. ALT6 is not cited in the article. --Usernameunique (talk) 04:27, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Yup, I'm aware and adding the legendary bits already. ALT6 is already covered, but I'll do the other ones soon. If it's an emergency, there's ALT6 and generic forms of the story have sourcing that can be cut and pasted from the Mt Mian, Cold Food Festival, and Tomb Sweeping Festival pages. For Jie Zhitui's page, it's taking a bit longer since I wanted to go source by source as the legend got embellished/recorded. I'm through the Songs of Chu, Han Feizi, and Zhuangzi, but still need to see if I can find an English form of Master Lü's Spring and Autumn Annals before I fill in the rest with the modern form of the myth. — LlywelynII 06:54, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

Ilona Durigo

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

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

  • New, in time, long enough, German inline hook citation accepted AGF, no copyvios, QPQ done. Image checks out. Gerda Arendt, there's a big block of German in the penultimate paragraph that hasn't been translated. --Usernameunique (talk) 04:35, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
Yes, I know, the very end. It would be hard to translate (excited poetic language), but is a nice extra for those who know German to give a feeling for the taste of the period. It is summarized before. I can ask Moonraker if a translation is possible? I gave up just on "wunderzart, poesieverklärte", which is literally "wondertender, poetrytransfigured". --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:42, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

Chris Whitecross

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

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

Chase Winovich, Khaleke Hudson, Lavert Hill

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

Regina Barzilay

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

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

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

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

Tatar Cavalry Regiment

Сavalrymеn of Tatar (Azerbaijani) regiment in reconnaissance, July 1917

Created by Baskervill (talk). Nominated by Grandmaster (talk) at 01:13, 15 December 2017 (UTC).

  • Note: struck ALT1, which at 309 characters is far too long for DYK, where the maximum is 200. (The original hook, at 198 characters, just squeaks by.) BlueMoonset (talk) 04:43, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Size and date check out. However the vast majority of the article is unreferenced (or, at least, lacks inline citations); only 8 of 28 paragraphs even include a single citation, and while foreign-language citations are certainly acceptable none of them provide translations, or even transliterations, of their titles, making them practically impossible to properly verify. This is a very intriguing subject, but the article needs a lot more love. - The Bushranger One ping only 11:42, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
This article is translated from the Russian Wikipedia, and the references are all in Russian, but I agree that the referencing could be improved. Will work on it. Thanks for the advice. Grandmaster 00:54, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 1

Der Morgenstern ist aufgedrungen

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

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

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

Harold Basil Christian

  • ... that Southern Rhodesian horticulturalist Harold Basil Christian began cultivating aloes after his imported European plants struggled to grow in the hot African climate? Source: p. 38 [15]
    • ALT1:... that Harold Basil Christian, one of southern Africa's foremost horticulturalists in the early 20th-century, first planted aloe while trying to hide an unsightly rock? Source: "...when one large rock interfered with the continuity of the lawn and could not be removed a surveyor engaged in surveying the farm removed a clump of Aloe cameronii from a nearby hill and planted it close "to hide the stark appearance of this unsightly rock"." ([16])

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

Articles created/expanded on December 2

Wolfgang Kläsener

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

Yaa Ntiamoah Badu

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

Articles created/expanded on December 3

Wie soll ich dich empfangen

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

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

  • This is the English language Wikipedia. Though I have no objection to the presentation of the hymn in the original German, I think a translation should also be provided. Gatoclass (talk) 13:13, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
If you look at my many DYK noms for German language titles: I supply a translation if it helps understanding. In this case, it doesn't because it's only the beginning of a sentence which contains an undefined "you". The reader can trust that there will be a translation in the article. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:22, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
Sorry, Gerda Arendt, I didn't mean in the hook, I meant a translation of the verses in the article. The whole thing is in German. Gatoclass (talk) 16:33, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
Got it, sorry for misunderstanding. When there's a licensed translation that get's added (compare Silent Night), but I didn't find one here. It's baroque language, which I wouldn't go and translate myself, believing it would not add much. The ideas are summarized in the prose. That could be detailed (with examples of single lines), and I would for GA (and if I had more time), but this is just DYK. Compare Von guten Mächten, where the translation is not free. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:52, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
Hmmm, well I guess if you're not confident translating it Gerda Arendt, we could overlook it on this occasion - especially since there are only a few days left until Christmas now. What do you think would be a good day for running an Advent hook? Gatoclass (talk) 11:14, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

Review not started

Thank you! The perfect time is 24 December, because this year it's both the fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas Eve ;) - I'll add a link to the translation of the first stanza, - it must be in some Christmas Oratorio translation. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:02, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
I found now a translation of some stanzas, better than nothing, and old enough: will add. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:07, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. Gatoclass (talk) 12:15, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
  • I am having some issues trying to verify the hook. The article says in the lead that Cruger wrote a melody but that is unsourced and the statement doesn't appear to be repeated in the article body. There is a statement in the body of the article which says Bach set a stanza from the original hymn to a different melody in the Oratorio, but that statement is also unsourced. Gatoclass (talk) 12:13, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
Agree, I just know it so well from singing both melodies so often. Will find refs, but it may be later today. The Bach thing is in Christmas Oratorio, but possibly also unsourced. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:54, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
I am sure that I will find refs in what's now Literature: Liederkunde. Will make it a ref, but later. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:59, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
Did that now. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:34, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
Thanks Gerda Arendt, but I see that the hook statement that the lyrics were written by Paul Gerhardt is still unsourced. Gatoclass (talk) 11:33, 17 December 2017 (UTC)
Fixed. (You can't know that the article was written to have one red link less in his article, sorry.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:48, 17 December 2017 (UTC)
Gerda Arendt, that isn't such a great source, any chance you could find a better one? Gatoclass (talk) 12:22, 17 December 2017 (UTC)
I changed it to a book. You can take any of the others others. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:13, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

Gay Kindersley

  • ... that in 1985 Gay Kindersley naively introduced himself and Graham Lord to the Australian cricket team with, "Hallo folks, I'm Gay and this is my friend Graham"? Source: "Kindersley’s engaging naivety is illustrated by an incident in 1985, when he took the writer Graham Lord as his guest to a lunch at the Savoy Hotel that was being given to welcome the Australian Test side to England. Spying the Aussies in a corner of the River Room, the two went over to greet them: “Hallo, folks,” said Kindersley breezily. “I’m Gay and this is my friend Graham.” “Jeez!” said one of the Aussies. “Backs to the wall, mate.” " ([23])
  • Reviewed: not yet done

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

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

Articles created/expanded on December 4

Cabaret du Ciel

Cabaret du Ciel

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

  • Dr.K., the article needs a reference to the era. It looks like turn-of-the-century from the photographs but readers should not be left guessing. Gatoclass (talk) 12:47, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

Review not started

Apple Maggot Quarantine Area

  • Reviewed: forthcoming

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

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

Articles created/expanded on December 5

Resistance to diversity efforts in organizations

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

Dewan Rabindranath Soni

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

Article is new enough and long enough. It is neutral and well referenced. No pic to review. Hook is correctly formatted and has an inline cite. There is quite a high match of 39% on a couple of the sources using Earwig but they appear to be mostly job titles and other matches that would be expected. I am concerned that the hook is simply not very interesting. There also doesn't appear to be anything very interesting about him in the sources either though he is definitely notable. I could tick it now but is the nominator able to offer an interesting Alt first? Philafrenzy (talk) 22:59, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 7

Wolfgang Helbich

  • Reviewed: Jingchu Suishiji
  • Comment: if mentioning the specific cantata, it could be for Christmas

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 15:43, 14 December 2017 (UTC).

Business process outsourcing in China

  • Reviewed: National first-grade museum of China

Created by Muzzleflash (talk). Self-nominated at 19:10, 13 December 2017 (UTC).

  • The article is new enough. It is neutral and uses inline citations, and there do not appear to be copyright violations. The hook fact is cited to this source in the article. The QPQ is done. But the article doesn't seem to be long enough. DYKcheck counts 1442 characters of prose. Gulumeemee (talk) 10:04, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Muzzleflash, looks like the article is currently at about 1,442 characters, so needs at least 58 more. --Usernameunique (talk) 16:28, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

Thanks to both of your for letting me know. When I have more time tomorrow I will add more content. Muzzleflash (talk) 17:46, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 8

Hatto Ständer

  • Reviewed: T-tubule
  • Comment: an image may come, and an article on the church is planned

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 17:49, 15 December 2017 (UTC).

  • as it stands, no from me. Firstly it's grammatically clunky (we'd say "a professor for three decades" not the other way round, and we have "organ" repeated), but secondly, and here's the clincher, there's a redlink in the hook, we don't do that. A quick look at the article reveals that he was somewhat of a prodigy, playing church services aged nine, that could be interesting to a general audience (it has to be said that even if the current hook is grammatically and no-redlinked, it's still not particularly appealing to a broad audience). So, if you could conjure up an alt blurb which was something along the lines of "...that Hatto Ständer, who was professor of music at the Technical University of Dortmund, played organ at his church at aged nine?" or similar? I'll do a quick once-over for minor issues in the article, but sorry, the current hook fails I'm afraid. The Rambling Man (talk) 19:23, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
Did you see my comment about the red link. I wasn't sure I'd get to a computer again today, so had to nominate. Make the first organ church music. - I won't go for a sensational age nine thing which he has in common with other early mature people. - When I google for his name to find more refs I find all these pupils who mention that he was their teacher. I'll look into his compositions, He's quite unusual in filling several red links here for compositions. Patience please. I'll go and write that church article now. - How about "died over the conceot for the organ for the Konzerthaus Dortmund"? The place where Cecilia Bartoli sang her first Norma. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:05, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
Take your time. The Rambling Man (talk) 10:38, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
His birthday is 14 January, - CHristmas first ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:28, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

Lilac Fire

  • ... that the Lilac Fire in Southern California grew from a small brush fire to 4100 acres in a day? Src: [24] and [25]

Created/expanded by Missvain (talk) and Bardic Wizard (talk). Nominated by Bardic Wizard (talk) at 19:40, 13 December 2017 (UTC).

  • New, in time, long enough, sourced, inline citation checks out, no apparent copyvios. Missvain, QPQ needed. --Usernameunique (talk) 01:40, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

Ramize Erer

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

Source: "German: Als sie ein junges Mädchen beim Masturbieren zeichnete, war die Empörung groß." [26], "German: Ich zeichnete als erste ein masturbierendes Mädchen. Da war die Hölle los." [27]

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

Armchair Detectives (TV series)

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

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


Source: Shayler, 2016, p 278

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

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

Articles created/expanded on December 9

James Raymond Lawson

Created by Zigzig20s (talk). Self-nominated at 20:09, 15 December 2017 (UTC).

Ram Khamhaeng Inscription

Ram Khamhaeng Inscription
  • ... that the Ram Khamhaeng Inscription (pictured), discovered in 1833, used an early script that differed so much from modern Thai that it was only fully deciphered in 1924? Source: "This pillar... was discovered at Sukhodaya in 1833 ... Coedes, before undertaking his definitive edition of the inscription, wrote two preparatory studies... later incorporated in the definitive edition of 1924."[28]
    • ALT1:... that the shocking claims that the Ram Khamhaeng Inscription (pictured) was fake would have forced Thai history to be rewritten? Source: "...shocked, but also thrilled by the unmasking of what would seem to be a major hoax and by the idea that major parts of Thai history would have to be rewritten."[29]
    • ALT2:... that in his controversial paper, Michael Vickery called the Ram Khamhaeng Inscription (pictured) a "Piltdown skull of Southeast Asian History"? Source: [30][31]
    • ALT3:... that King Mongkut discovered the Ram Khamhaeng Inscription (pictured) during his time as a monk? Source: "This pillar... was discovered at Sukhodaya in 1833 by Prince Mahamankuta, the future King Rama IV, when he was still a monk"[32]

Converted from a redirect by Paul 012 (talk). Self-nominated at 03:47, 15 December 2017 (UTC).

Current nominations

Articles created/expanded on December 10

Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 11:55, 17 December 2017 (UTC).

Costea Bucioc

  • ... that statesman Costea Bucioc, who reputedly survived a poisoning attempt at the Moldavian court, was later impaled by the Ottoman army? Source: Luca, p. 52: "puterea si prestigiul mare al familiei sale a stârnit teama domnitorului, care se 'hainise' față de Poarta Otomană, trecând de partea creștinilor si care îl suspecta pe vornicul Bucioc [...]. Neîndrăznind însă să-l înfrunte direct, a căutat să-l otrăvească la un ospăț unde l-a oprit intenționat [...]. Costea Bucioc însă, tratându-se cu fiertura unor ierburi dinainte pregătite, a reușit să scape de otrava lui Gaspar Grațiani. Dar destinul fiindu-i pecetluit, tot n-a reusit să se salveze de la moarte, deoarece în acelasi an (1620), Skender, pașa de Silistra – trimis de sultan să-l pună pe tron pe Alexandru Iliaș, în locul hainului Gaspar Grațiani – , crezându-l fidel fostului domn, a pus să fie tras în țeapă" ("the great power and prestige of [Bucioc's] family awakened a fear in the prince [Gaspar Graziani], who had 'made enemies' with the Ottoman Porte, going over to the Christian side, and who viewed Vornic Bucioc with suspicion [...]. Unwilling to confront him directly, he tried to poison him during a feast, asking him to stay over on purpose [...]. Costea Bucioc was nevertheless able to cure himself with a herb potion he had prepared in advance, dodging Gaspar Graziani's poisoning attempt. His fate was however sealed, because, during the same year (1620), Skender, the Pasha of Silistra—whom the Sultan had sent over to impose Alexandru Iliaș on the throne, in lieu of the enemy Gaspar Graziani—believing him a loyalist of the former prince, arranged for his impalement")

Created by Dahn (talk). Self-nominated at 14:12, 15 December 2017 (UTC).

Construction 2025

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

Louis de Roll, Roll's Regiment

Roll's Regiment on campaign in Egypt

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

Articles created/expanded on December 11

Fountain E. Pitts

Created by Zigzig20s (talk). Self-nominated at 05:35, 17 December 2017 (UTC).

Hu Yan

  • ... that the "barbarian" Hu Yan was praised as one of the best advisors and military strategists of ancient China?
    • ALT1:... that Sima Qian listed Uncle Fan beside Sun Tzu as the most famous soldiers who "developed and threw new light on the principles of war" in ancient China?
    • ALT2:...that the Duke of Jin supposedly rewarded Yong Ji more for advice the duke ignored than he gave Hu Yan for advice that won him the Battle of Chengpu and hegemony over ancient China?
    • ALT3:...that Confucius thought it was proper that the Duke of Jin rewarded Yong Ji more than Uncle Fan, but Han Fei considered it a classic example of bad management?
    • ALT4:...that, when Prince Chong'er fell into a state of idleness, he was forced back into activity by his wife and his uncle Fan, who got him drunk and kidnapped him?
    • ALT5:...that Hu Yan won praise as a loyal and capable advisor in part by getting his prince drunk and kidnapping him?
    • ALT6:...that Uncle Fan considered a dream where his lord was getting his brains sucked out by the Duke of Chu as a good omen?
    • ALT7:...that, when the Duke of Jin dreamed that his enemy was sucking out his brains, Hu Yan was able to convince him that it was good luck?
    • ALT8:...that Jie Zhitui's disgust at Hu Yan’s humility caused him to withdraw from society, ultimately inspiring China's Cold Food and Tomb-Sweeping Festivals?
    • ALT9:...that, when a peasant offered Prince Chong'er a clod of earth instead of food, Uncle Fan kowtowed to the farmer in thanks and packed the dirt away?
    • ALT10:...that, when Uncle Fan‘s father refused to tell his sons to leave Prince Chong'er's service, the prince's nephew executed him?
  • Reviewed: Will do Heinz Wunderlich.
  • Comment: Note to potential reviewers: Don't worry—you just need to review the hook(s) that are most interesting to you.
    Also, pending some improvement in his ability to process DYK entries, User:Zanhe should just choose another entry to review.

Created by LlywelynII (talk). Self-nominated at 04:51, 14 December 2017 (UTC).

Baseball cheering culture in South Korea

  • ... that cylindrical balloon sticks for cheering at baseball games were first made in Korea? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created by Louise Kang (talk). Self-nominated at 05:48, 11 December 2017 (UTC).

  • The article was moved from a sandbox to the mainspace and is long enough. It has numerous references, although I'll have to assume good faith on them because they are all in Korean. However, the page is tagged for an unencyclopedic tone, and I agree with the user who tagged it. There are many places where the writing is not yet encyclopedic, and many grammar glitches exist in the prose. For example, one sentence in Cheering Zones says, "The seat consists of seat for four and six people and it enables family audiences to seat at the table and comfortably watch the game." The whole article needs a thorough copy-edit by a native English speaker. While on an interesting subject, I don't think this is in condition to be placed on the Main Page. Giants2008 (Talk) 01:27, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
  • @Giants2008: I think we are too picky here. I don't see any serious grammar or tone issues here. It is not up to FA prose standards, but I think it is well within DYK ones. If you disagree, please point out more examples - the one you did point out has been fixed, so it if we can pinpoint more, the author(s) may fix them as well. --Hanyangprofessor2 (talk) 06:16, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Unfortunately, I don't think I'm being overly picky. If there were only a few minor tweaks to do here and there, I'd make the fixes myself so as to not hold this up. However, I'm seeing issues in most of the sentences I'm looking at. Here are some (not all) examples of what I'm talking about, from early in the article:
  • Fight Songs: "The fight song is a key element of the Korea's baseball cheering culture." Should be either "of Korea's" or "of the Korean", but not the current wording.
  • "The melody of the fight songs is from the famous pop song or the K-pop song...". Since there a plural "songs" at the start, this should be "from famous pop songs or K-pop songs".
  • "There is also an mobile application...". "an mobile application" → "a mobile application".
  • "Cheering Tools: "In the early days of baseball professional league". I'd imagine this was intended as "In the early days of Korea's professional baseball league".
  • Are the tools later in this sentence, along with Balloon Stick, meant to be capitalized? I don't think they should be, but could be wrong.
  • "They were the first in the world to use balloon stick as a cheering tool." Needs "a" before "balloon stick".
  • "They wear this to feel a sense of belonging, solidarity, and proud." "proud" → "pride".
  • "Symbolic accessories and cheering tools play the similar role." "the" → "a".
  • Cheer Leaders: "there wasn't a standardized cheering method for a while." The contraction "wasn't" should be the longer "was not", and "for a while" is vague. Is it possible to give a more specific time period?
  • "and the ways of cheering was the clapping and instant singing." "was" should be "were", since the ways it refers to is a plural element. Giants2008 (Talk) 02:50, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
  • I'll second that we're not talking about WP:GA status but simple competency here. Even the hook isn't using proper grammar [fixed]. Thank you for having your students practice by adding things to Wikipedia, but you either need to bring the quality review up or start them off with shorter sentences and easier vocab over at Simple Wikipedia. It needs work on articles they'll be more interested in, anyway. — LlywelynII 11:40, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on December 12

Mindanao mountain rat

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 14:26, 17 December 2017 (UTC).

Nana Otuo Siriboe II

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

Articles created/expanded on December 13

Angel of the Winds Casino Resort

  • Reviewed: TBD

Created by SounderBruce (talk). Self-nominated at 04:34, 15 December 2017 (UTC).

  • size and age passed, written neutrally, no copyvio detected. Regarding the hook, the article says the plan was to demolish 30 homes but does not specify that that happened...Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 10:02, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Also not particularly interesting. What is the hook here? That the building, its parking lot, and the grounds cover the space equivalent to thirty homes? Uh... so what? If there's an angle here where greedy white corporate types screwed over the poor natives, well, that's to be expected and not terribly interesting but it's worth noting; you still need to clarify that, though, since "Angel of the Winds" on native land sounds like it's just a reservation itself making life better for the tribe as a whole.

    Surely there's something actually interesting about the project, though, right? — LlywelynII 13:21, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

Nana Kofi Obiri Egyir II

Created by Crosstemplejay (talk). Self-nominated at 13:45, 13 December 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on December 14

Desmarestia tropica

  • ... that Desmarestia tropica, or tropical acidweed, is possibly extinct because of the 1982–83 El Niño event...?
    Source: "It inhabits cool water and has likely been affected by El Niño events in the last three decades, particularly the 1982-83 event, which greatly reduced macro-algal coverage across the archipelago. Since this species was found at two locations historically, and has not been found in recent decades, a 100% reduction in known populations is evident [44]

Created by NessieVL (talk). Self-nominated at 03:35, 15 December 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on December 15

Articles created/expanded on December 16

Gao You

  • ... that Lu Zhi taught both the warlords Liu Bei and Gongsun Zan, but it was Gao You who carried on his master's studies to complete a full commentary on the Huainanzi?
    • ALT1:... that the majority of Liu An's Huainanzi survives thanks to its inclusion in Gao You’s commentary on it?
    • ALT2:... that the current organization of the Strategies of the Warring States was established by Gao You centuries after it was written?
    • ALT3:... that Liu Bei's schoolmate Gao You composed commentaries on the Huainanzi, the Xiao and Shanhaijing, Mr Lü's Spring & Autumn Annals, the Mengzi, the Zhanguo Ce, and the Lunheng?
    • ALT4:... that the Han scholar Gao You had to quit school owing to widespread rebellion?
    • ALT5:... that the Han scholar Gao You—responsible for our present editions of the Huainanzi and Zhanguo Ce—had to quit school owing to widespread rebellion?
    • ALT6:... that the Han scholar Gao You‘s footnotes on his hometown's pronunciation of Chinese characters is used to help researchers reconstruct the pronunciation of old Chinese?
    • ALT7:... that Gao You‘s commentaries let us know that Mr Lü's Spring and Autumn Annals was about a third longer in AD 200 than it is now?
    • ALT8:... that Liu Bei's schoolmate Gao You worked in middle management for Cao Cao?
    • ALT9:... that Lu Zhi taught the warlords Liu Bei and Gongsun Zan, as well Gao You, a scholar and bureaucrat under Cao Cao?
  • Reviewed: Will do Kwaku Kwarteng.
  • Comment: Note to potential reviewers: Don't worry—you just need to review the hook(s) that are most interesting to you.

5x expanded by LlywelynII (talk). Self-nominated at 12:52, 17 December 2017 (UTC).

Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program

Senator Reid in 2002
  • ... the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program was initiated by United States Senator Harry Reid in 2007 to secretly study the topic of UFOs? Article source: "Initiated by U.S. Senator Harry Reid to study unexplained aerial phenomena at the urging of Reid’s friend Nevada businessman Robert Bigelow and with support from the late Senators Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) and Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), the program began in the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2007 and ended after five years, with a budget of over 20 million dollars a year. Source: New York Times - “Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program - December 16, 2017 [46]
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  • Comment: Article created Dec. 16, 2017 - been a while since I nominated, apologies if I have messed up

Created by Jusdafax (talk). Self-nominated at 09:05, 17 December 2017 (UTC).

James Hood Wright

James Hood Wright
  • ... ...that the first home electric lighting system from an independent power plant was installed at James Hood Wright's residence in New York City in 1881?
  • Source 1: "The first electric light from a power plant in a residence was generated by an independent plant installed in the home of James Hood Wright in the Fort Washington section of New York City sometime before December 1881." Kane (1997), p. 221
  • Source 2: "...Before Morgan changed residences, however, James Hood Wright had installed a generating plant in his home in the Fort Washington section of Manhattan." Ellis, p. 276
  • Source 3: "1881 Incandescent Innovation: First Electrically Lighted House - Banker James Hood Wright installs Thomas Edison's newly invented electric lights in his suburban mansion on West 176th Street in Washington Heights." Slesin (1992), p. 256.
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Created by Doug Coldwell (talk). Self-nominated at 19:59, 16 December 2017 (UTC).

Gordon Coleman

5x expanded by Kosack (talk). Self-nominated at 17:08, 16 December 2017 (UTC).

The Box of Delights (TV series)

Kingsley, Madeleine (17 November 1984), "A Box Full of Magic", Radio Times, pp. 101–103, retrieved 2017-10-14 

"Leave Us Not Little... Nor Yet Dark". BBC Programmes. 1984-12-24. 

Created by Bob Castle (talk). Self-nominated at 14:44, 16 December 2017 (UTC).

  • I was saving posting this so I could request a DYK for Christmas Eve. Another editor split a cast and episode list from the The Box of Delights article on Thursday, but basically this is new today. Bob talk 14:51, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

Asaka (musician)

Created by Narutolovehinata5 (talk). Self-nominated at 07:32, 16 December 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on December 17

Howard Spencer

5x expanded by Kosack (talk). Self-nominated at 08:54, 17 December 2017 (UTC).

Robin Lee Wilson

  • Reviewed: To follow

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 08:43, 17 December 2017 (UTC).

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