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Errors in the summary of the featured article[edit]

Please do not remove this invisible timestamp. See WT:ERRORS and WP:SUBSCRIBE. - Dank (push to talk) 01:24, 29 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Today's FA[edit]

  • please replace the caption parameter with "title=Rhea Seddon", as official portraits of astronauts are generally not captioned, as seen in this blurb.
  • please remove "November 8,", as full birth dates of living people are generally not mentioned in their blurbs, as seen in this blurb, unless the blurb is being run on their birthday, as seen in this blurb.
  • please add "NASA" after "first group of", as a group of five women was selected by the ussr in 1962, and "astronaut" is not always interpreted as applying only to space travellers associated with the united states. a similar qualification can be seen in this blurb.
  • please replace the colon with a comma, as colons are generally used to introduce a list when nothing else follows that list in the sentence, and "accumulating over 722 hours in space" is not an element of the list of space shuttle flights.
  • the link for nasa could be moved to the last sentence to conform with mos:seaofblue, although i am not sure if that would be too awkward.

apologies for bringing this up all at once; i had forgotten that the blurb was swapped a few days ago. dying (talk) 10:39, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Also, in the sentence "Before, during and after her career in the astronaut program, she was worked in hospital emergency departments", pls remove "was". JennyOz (talk) 11:05, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    after having just noted to myself that i am weak at catching superfluous auxiliary verbs (after seeing this edit), i can't believe i missed that. thanks, JennyOz. dying (talk) 12:05, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
     Done all, I think. Surprising that there would be such basic errors in an FA...  — Amakuru (talk) 21:19, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    many thanks, Amakuru. dying (talk) 22:12, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Caption currently reads "Thea Seddon", I believe this is a typo and should be "Rhea Seddon". Therapyisgood (talk) 02:43, 6 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tomorrow's FA[edit]

Day-after-tomorrow's FA[edit]

Errors with "In the news"[edit]

Errors in "Did you know ..."[edit]

Current DYK[edit]

Next DYK[edit]

In the third hook, can we get a specific currency with the $65,000? Primergrey (talk) 20:20, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done. BorgQueen (talk) 20:40, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Next-but-one DYK[edit]

Errors in "On this day"[edit]

Today's OTD[edit]

American Colonization Society

"1820 – The first ship of the American Colonization Society departed from New York for West Africa with 88 African-American emigrants aboard to found the colony of Liberia."

Source cited states "on February 6, 1820, the Elizabeth ... set off from New York harbour with eighty-six settlers" - Dumelow (talk) 06:34, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Treaty of Waitangi / Waitangi Day

Seems a bit much to feature this both in the national day header and the blurbs - Dumelow (talk) 06:36, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I agree - maybe we could swap the blurb for this one?
  • 1973 – The Ms  7.6 Luhuo earthquake strikes Sichuan Province, causing widespread destruction and killing at least 2,199 people.
Joofjoof (talk) 08:19, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Elizabeth II / George VI

"1952 – Elizabeth II (pictured) became the queen regnant of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon upon the death of her father, King George VI."

I couldn't see the list of realms she became queen of in either article (aside from the uncited lead in the Elizabeth II article) - Dumelow (talk) 06:39, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Lockheed bribery scandals

"1976 – Lockheed Corporation president Carl Kotchian admitted that the company had paid out approximately US$3 million in bribes to the office of Japanese prime minister Kakuei Tanaka."

Source cited states "the Lockhead bribing scandal came to light in the United States on February 6, 1976, when the vice chairman of the Lockhead corporation told a US Senate subcomittee that the Japanese prime minister had accepted $1.8 million in bribes during his term". It goes on to say that Kotchian stated to Congress in 1976 that a bribe of $1.6 million was paid to the prime minister's office. The date for Kotchian's admission is not given. Is the $1.6 million the same money (it is a conversion from Yen so some variance might be expected) or additional? - Dumelow (talk) 06:46, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Bernard of Corleone

Date of birth not cited - Dumelow (talk) 06:48, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've copied a ref up to lede. The ref verifies everything in first sentence including dob, birth name, dod and friar. JennyOz (talk) 08:47, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tomorrow's OTD[edit]

Constitution of Mexico

"Constitution Day in Mexico (2022)"

Needs updating to 2023, presumably this would be 6 February? - Dumelow (talk) 07:24, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have updated url to show this year's date. Yep, should be moved to OTD 6 Feb and year changed to (2023). JennyOz (talk) 09:33, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've commented this out here – we still need an admin to move it to the correct date. — RAVENPVFF · talk · 15:12, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Leo I (emperor)

"457 – Leo I (pictured), who ruled for nearly 20 years, was crowned Byzantine emperor."

Is 16.96 years "nearly 20"? Why not just say almost 17 years, or better yet state one or more of his achievements - Dumelow (talk) 07:28, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Eddie Izzard

Date of birth not given in source cited - Dumelow (talk) 07:44, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've added a ref for Izzard's dob. It ran last year and agree Howard below would be a suitable replacement. JennyOz (talk) 10:14, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Juwan Howard

50th birthday - can we add this article? Joofjoof (talk) 08:12, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Day-after-tomorrow's OTD[edit]

Errors in the summary of the featured list[edit]

Monday's FL[edit]

(February 6, today)

I couldn't verify the statement "was an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for quality works on albums in the contemporary R&B music genre" from the source given - Dumelow (talk) 09:56, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Friday's FL[edit]

(February 10)

Errors in the summary of the featured picture[edit]

Today's POTD[edit]

Tomorrow's POTD[edit]

Any other Main Page errors[edit]

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