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Errors in the summary of the featured article[edit]

Today's TFA[edit]

Tomorrow's TFA[edit]

Errors with In the news[edit]

Nairobi hotel attack[edit]

Consider changing the blurb to the following per WP:TERRORIST. Also, the CNN and The Guardian are calling it a "hotel complex" not a compound.

"An attack by the Al-Shabaab group at a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya, kills at least twenty-one people."
or
"At least 21 people are killed in an attack at a hotel complex by the Al-Shabaab group, in Nairobi, Kenya." 39.57.172.42 (talk) 04:53, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
The BBC uses compound. Are you suggesting that their actions were not designed to terrorise, and that they are not militant? Our articles use those words, so we generally defer to them. Stephen 10:58, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

Errors in On this day[edit]

Today's OTD[edit]

  • A comma is needed after "Committee of Public Safety". Hameltion (talk, contribs) 01:29, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
     Done — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 11:09, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
  • In the final blurb, we shouldn't write the assailant's name probably. Hameltion (talk, contribs) 01:29, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
    Why? — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 11:09, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
  • There appears to be an erroneous "at" in the final blurb: "1989 – Patrick Purdy opened fire in an elementary school in Stockton, California, killing 5 and at wounding 32 others." (My emphasis) - please remove. Careful With That Axe, Eugene Hello... 11:02, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
     Done — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 11:09, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
    @Howcheng: can you confirm your intentions here, because it has been 30, 29 and 32 and the "at" was part of "at least" in a previous revision. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 11:25, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

Tomorrow's OTD[edit]

Errors in Did you know...[edit]

Current DYK[edit]

  • ... that the 2005 film El Caracazo required a military security presence when filming scenes of riot and massacre in the centre of the Venezuelan capital of Caracas?
It should state that it was the production of the film that required a military security presence. I'm not keen on the wording when filming scenes, either. I think either during the filming of scenes or for the filming of scenes is preferable. But I realize these edits might make the hook too long. -⁠-⁠184.207.223.227 (talk) 00:47, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
 Done. Pinging Kingsif and Onceinawhile to make sure they're happy with that. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 11:18, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

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Errors in the featured picture[edit]

Today's POTD[edit]

That painting of Thomas Linley the elder has been held by/owned by/in the collection of the Dulwich Picture Gallery since 1835, but it does not "hang" in the Dulwich Picture Gallery at present: it is on loan to the Holburne Museum in Bath.[1] 213.205.240.167 (talk) 10:45, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

 Done. Changed to "owned by" — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 11:22, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

Tomorrow's POTD[edit]

Errors in the summary of the featured list[edit]

Friday's FL[edit]

Monday's FL[edit]

General discussion[edit]

Misuse of wikipedia[edit]

Not relevant to main page. O Still Small Voice of Clam (formerly Optimist on the run) 15:59, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
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Wikipedia is widely read in India and is therefore becoming a battleground for the upcoming elections of May 2019. Just read the article “Amethi” (Rahul Gandhi’s constituency). It has North Korean style superlatives about Rahul and his family. Just like the Kim’s they make it sound much better than reality and paint a picture that the public should be grateful to them. Blackdog1304 (talk) 03:53, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

This talk page is for discussing the main page, it is not a general forum for content disputes. I see you've already started a discussion on the article's talk page, which is a good thing. You should wait for other editors to weigh in and see what they think. Cheers! Isa (talk) 04:34, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

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Dog photograph (DYK for 13 January)[edit]

No longer on main page. Discussion should take place on the relevant talk page. O Still Small Voice of Clam (formerly Optimist on the run) 15:59, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
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Uncropped Cropped

I cropped this image shortly before its appearance on the main page. Another editor objected, so I've self-reverted and inserted the talk page exchange below to solicit additional comments (potentially applicable to other animal photographs in the future). Pinging its participants, Yoninah and EEng. —David Levy 02:44, 13 January 2019 (UTC)


Discussion[edit]

Moved from User talk:David Levy: David Levy 02:44, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi, in photography class I learned that it's okay to show part of a human body (like a head-and-shoulders shot), but you always have to show the whole body of an animal, because otherwise it looks weird. Sorry to say, but this crop looks weird. Yoninah (talk) 00:01, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

Looks OK to me. EEng 00:08, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
Yoninah: I took some photography courses and wasn't taught such a principle, so perhaps there are varying schools of thought.
Per your comment, I've self-reverted and initiated a thread on the main page's talk page.
David Levy 02:42, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
Personally I don't mind either but I do slightly prefer the original as it just seems more natural to show the whole animal. The Royal C (talk) 08:39, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
I would prefer the cropped picture, TBH. It's an individual animal in a personal and emotional context, so showing legs and the like seems like a waste of limited space to me. Kranix (talk | contribs) 19:00, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

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