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The Signpost: 1 January 2023[edit]

DYK for Abdul Hamid al-Zahrawi[edit]

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On 2 January 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Abdul Hamid al-Zahrawi, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Abdul Hamid al-Zahrawi, a former member of the General Assembly of the Ottoman Empire, was executed in 1916 for his support for Arab nationalism? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Abdul Hamid al-Zahrawi. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Abdul Hamid al-Zahrawi), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Z1720 (talk) 00:02, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Verge (royal court)[edit]

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On 2 January 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Verge (royal court), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in mediaeval England an area of special legal jurisdiction extended around the royal court and moved with it? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Verge (royal court). You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Verge (royal court)), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Z1720 (talk) 00:03, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ITN recognition for Jian Xianfo[edit]

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On 2 January 2023, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Jian Xianfo, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. SpencerT•C 03:37, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Food Act 1984[edit]

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On 6 January 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Food Act 1984, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in November 2022, Leicester City Council used the Food Act 1984 in combination with a royal charter of 1199 to levy a charge on the organisers of two Christmas light switching-on events? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Food Act 1984. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Food Act 1984), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

-- RoySmith (talk) 00:02, 6 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – January 2023[edit]

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Thanks[edit]

Kakapo chicks (8528275645).jpg Gratitude of the Kākāpō
These baby Kākāpō and I want to thank you for your excellent work protecting and improving the main page. Firefangledfeathers (talk / contribs) 07:33, 6 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks Firefangledfeathers and thankyou for reviewing and actioning the reports! - Dumelow (talk) 10:14, 6 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for List of French generals who died during the First World War[edit]

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On 7 January 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article List of French generals who died during the First World War, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that although the First World War ended with the armistice of 11 November 1918, twenty-one generals are recognised as having died for France after this date, some as late as 1923? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/List of French generals who died during the First World War. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, List of French generals who died during the First World War), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

BorgQueen (talk) 00:02, 7 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Your hook reached 7,888 views (657.3 per hour), making it one of the most viewed hooks of January 2023 – nice work!

GalliumBot (talkcontribs) (he/it) 03:27, 8 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Seamen's and Soldiers' False Characters Act 1906[edit]

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On 7 January 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Seamen's and Soldiers' False Characters Act 1906, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that despite being in force for more than 100 years, no known prosecutions were made under the Seamen's and Soldiers' False Characters Act 1906? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Seamen's and Soldiers' False Characters Act 1906. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Seamen's and Soldiers' False Characters Act 1906), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

-- RoySmith (talk) 12:02, 7 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Michael S. Farbman[edit]

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On 7 January 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Michael S. Farbman, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Michael S. Farbman's reporting of the Russian Civil War in winter 1917–18 was described by The Observer as "one of the outstanding successes of the time in special correspondence"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Michael S. Farbman. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Michael S. Farbman), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

-- RoySmith (talk) 12:03, 7 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Ye Olde White Harte[edit]

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On 8 January 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ye Olde White Harte, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Ye Olde White Harte, reputed to be "one of Hull's most haunted pubs", has a skull of unknown provenance (pictured) in the bar? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ye Olde White Harte. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Ye Olde White Harte), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

BorgQueen (talk) 00:02, 8 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Bugle: Issue 201, January 2023[edit]

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If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 19:44, 8 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for 9 January 1917 German Crown Council meeting[edit]

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On 9 January 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article 9 January 1917 German Crown Council meeting, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that on 9 January 1917, German Emperor Wilhelm II agreed to implement unrestricted submarine warfare? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/9 January 1917 German Crown Council meeting. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, 9 January 1917 German Crown Council meeting), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

BorgQueen (talk) 12:02, 9 January 2023 (UTC) Reply[reply]

January songs
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happy new year

Thank you, - it's also featured on Portal:Germany! - Thank you also for DYK reviewing! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:12, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks Gerda, wishing you happy new year. Got a couple more First World War German articles coming up (Supreme War Command and Lone gunner of Flesquières) but been a bit distrcted by other things also! - Dumelow (talk) 16:22, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Happy, yes, I'm on vacation, - click on songs! I tell my own stories now, instead of relying on DYK. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:33, 14 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm back - Melitta Muszely died, RIP - the other story is 10 years old OTD ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:37, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ptolemaic elephant hunting[edit]

Sounds very interesting! I look forward to it. BorgQueen (talk) 15:01, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks, it is. But the sources are long and I lost enthusiasm a year ago. With a bit of luck your interest might spur me on. Good to see you around, I remember having lots of discussions ITN way back! - Dumelow (talk) 15:17, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes well, so do I. Wikipedia was a very different place back then, in certain ways. Getting used to the new DYK process has been... suspenseful. Lol. BorgQueen (talk) 15:21, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, a lot more process and procedure now. Looking back at some of my earlier articles and remembering when DYK had three or four hastily-arranged sets a day it's probably best we've progressed in some regards. Feels a bit quieter around the encyclopaedia somehow but there's still a lot of people doing a lot of good work - Dumelow (talk) 15:32, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Time[edit]

Hey I wondered if you might have time to help me with this article A Jewish Wedding. I want to submit at DYK and will add you as a contributor. I have a QPQ ready as well. It is the same painter who did Passing Mother's Grave. I have found his painting interesting and I hope you have too. FYI you got me started at DYK when you nominated and completed Gallos (sculpture). Thanks! Bruxton (talk) 01:32, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Bruxton, sure thing. I'll see what I can dig out, though looks like you already have a decent article there. I do enjoy writing about statues, sometimes as a break from other subjects, though I'm currently on a bit of a theme of historic British pubs... - Dumelow (talk) 07:07, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hmm, wasn't able to add much. Don't worry about the credit, but I'll keep an eye out for it on the noms page. If you're creating more articles on Israëls' works you might consider creating a nav box (like Template:James Ensor) to tie them all together - Dumelow (talk) 07:56, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks, I will dig a hook out of that article. I was doing the same. Architects and buildings, sculptures, paintings BLPs etc. I like to cover related topics. For a while it was NRHPs in Tennessee. Bruxton (talk) 14:15, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Supreme War Command[edit]

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On 14 January 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Supreme War Command, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Central Powers brought their armies under a supreme headquarters in September 1916, 18 months before the Allies did the same? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Supreme War Command. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Supreme War Command), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

BorgQueen (talk) 00:03, 14 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for List of generals of the British Empire who died during the First World War[edit]

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On 15 January 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article List of generals of the British Empire who died during the First World War, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that at least 78 British general officers were killed as a result of active service in the First World War (gravestone of one pictured), but a popular myth holds that general officers rarely visited the battlefield? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/List of generals of the British Empire who died during the First World War. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, List of generals of the British Empire who died during the First World War), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 15 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Signpost: 16 January 2023[edit]

DYK for Lone gunner of Flesquières[edit]

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On 16 January 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Lone gunner of Flesquières, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the story of a lone German artillery officer disabling up to 16 British tanks (examples pictured) on the first day of the 1917 Battle of Cambrai was encouraged by the German Nazi Party? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Lone gunner of Flesquières. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Lone gunner of Flesquières), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

BorgQueen (talk) 12:02, 16 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Your hook reached 21,913 views (1,826.1 per hour), making it one of the most viewed hooks of January 2023 – nice work!

GalliumBot (talkcontribs) (he/it) 03:27, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for HMS Stephen Furness[edit]

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On 18 January 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article HMS Stephen Furness, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the luxury passenger steamer Stephen Furness was taken into Royal Navy service during the First World War and was sunk by a U-boat, with the loss of more than 100 lives? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/HMS Stephen Furness. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, HMS Stephen Furness), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

-- RoySmith (talk) 00:02, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Dotation[edit]

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On 19 January 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Dotation, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that because of dotations made by Napoleon to his supporters the Kingdom of Westphalia was never fiscally solvent under French rule? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Dotation. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Dotation), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Vanamonde 12:02, 19 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Loddon Bridge disaster[edit]

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On 19 January 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Loddon Bridge disaster, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Loddon Bridge disaster, which killed three people, led to changes in how falsework was managed on British construction sites? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Loddon Bridge disaster. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Loddon Bridge disaster), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Vanamonde 12:03, 19 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Your hook reached 9,127 views (760.6 per hour), making it one of the most viewed hooks of January 2023 – nice work!

GalliumBot (talkcontribs) (he/it) 03:27, 20 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Gerald Marescaux[edit]

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On 23 January 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Gerald Marescaux, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Vice-Admiral Gerald Marescaux was reprimanded for wearing pyjamas? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Gerald Marescaux. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Gerald Marescaux), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Vanamonde 00:03, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Capture of Wejh[edit]

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On 26 January 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Capture of Wejh, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Arab troops under King Faisal missed the 24 January 1917 capture of Wejh by two days because they had been celebrating the capture of £20,000 in gold? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Capture of Wejh. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Capture of Wejh), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

BorgQueen (talk) 00:02, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for New Beehive Inn[edit]

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On 26 January 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article New Beehive Inn, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the New Beehive Inn in Bradford, England, was "a rare example of a public house built by a local authority"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/New Beehive Inn. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, New Beehive Inn), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

BorgQueen (talk) 00:02, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Leonard Parrington[edit]

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On 27 January 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Leonard Parrington, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that when Brigadier Leonard Parrington ordered him to surrender Sergeant Jack Hinton told him to "go and jump in the bloody lake"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Leonard Parrington. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Leonard Parrington), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

-- RoySmith (talk) 00:02, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Three Tuns, Alcester[edit]

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On 29 January 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Three Tuns, Alcester, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Three Tuns, a 17th-century pub in Alcester, has been left roofless since a 2021 fire? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Three Tuns, Alcester. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Three Tuns, Alcester), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

BorgQueen (talk) 00:03, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Women in Red in February 2023[edit]

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Women in Red Feb 2023, Vol 9, Iss 2, Nos 251, 252, 255, 256, 257, 259


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Macandrew[edit]

I've had a go at writing Henry Macandrew, he-from-the-list-of-dead-generals. I don't know if you happened to come across any good details from his early career while researching? I'm a bit sparse at that end of his career! Pickersgill-Cunliffe (talk) 01:24, 1 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wow, that's a good length article! Great work. I'm a bit busy this week but will try to take a look at the weekend. Cheers - Dumelow (talk) 09:04, 1 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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