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Typo or grammar error change

There is a typo (maybe a grammar mistake) in the first Did you know hook on the main page, about "Bernie Sanders' Dank Meme Stash". The part of the sentence with the mistake is "...inspired by Bernie Sanders in which is dedicated to political posts...", and the corrected sentence would say "...inspired by Bernie Sanders which is dedicated to political posts..." — Preceding unsigned comment added by TK421bsod (talkcontribs) 20:44, 25 January 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

updation change

It was 3/12/20 when it was last updated, can it be updated again. Muchas gracias. (talk) 12:53, 31 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Generally our did your know only gets updated every couple months. -DJSasso (talk) 13:34, 31 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

James Polk has bad grammar change

It currently says "... that James K. Polk has the shortest retirement than any other President of the United States when he died three months after leaving office?"

It should be "... that James K. Polk had a shorter retirement than any other President of the United States when he died three months after leaving office?" or "... that James K. Polk had the shortest retirement of any President of the United States when he died three months after leaving office?" Naddruf (talk) 01:10, 15 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Vista Tower appears to be complete already change

The hook for Vista Tower (Chicago) says that it "will be" the tallest skyscraper designed by a female architect. It appears that it has already been constructed, so this is outdated. [1] [2]. Naddruf (talk) 17:24, 21 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Typo or grammar error (trail > trial) change

Third hook today: "Pope Formosus [...] put on trail". (talk) 21:32, 13 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Frequency of DYK updates change

The paradigm for this wiki seems that DYK updates are once every month. I think since we already have for queues with multiple hooks, some of which are already full(though the holding area has not been used), perhaps it would be a good idea to update them once every week(or once every two weeks) instead. I think that doing this would maybe bring more attention to DYKs as they are being updated more frequently. This could be done until DYK has less active users, but I think there are a few people who seem to intend to stick around for a while. What are your thoughts? MrMeAndMrMeLet's talk 17:32, 14 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I agree wholeheartedly with this decision, we have seven queues on hold, and I nominated Little Trees 2 months ago, and it will be on the DYK page in 5 months. That's more than half a year of waiting! Now that the DYK project is becoming more active and more queues are being created, I think that this is a necessary change.
@Ferien @Eptalon @TDKR Chicago 101 Would you agree that this should be changed? Lallint (talk) 14:20, 3 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Lallint: We could start another discussion on Simple talk to see what others think? That's what I did last time and it was kept at one per month. Do you have any opinion on how often you'd like DYK to be updated? --Ferien (talk) 15:03, 3 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Ferien Certainly not once a week, perhaps once per 14 days? That would mean we still have 3 months worth of hooks left, and considering how often new hooks are added, about 3 - 5 per month, that would mean we'd have enough to keep going, as to not overproduce them and cause a massive backlog, and instead of 7 queues there could be 2 or 3. If that would be cutting too much maybe it could be 3 weeks? Lallint (talk) 15:16, 3 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I agree, maybe two updates for every month. TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 22:31, 3 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Lallint Unfortunately, looking at the activity in DYK right now, I think that increasing the frequency is not viable right now. —sgd Feohfang (talk) 07:00, 10 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Variety change

We should try to avoid having too many articles of a similar type on any one list. The present list is dominated almost completely by biographies. It doesn't look good that way, although we're all aware that probably the most pages are biographies. More variety in the choice of topics would make the lists more interesting. Macdonald-ross (talk) 09:00, 14 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Partially incorrect/incomplete DYK change


In the 2018 Illinois gubernatorial election Democratic Primary, J. B. Pritzker (the nominee) and Daniel Biss (2nd place) beat Christopher G. Kennedy. I believe more Kennedy's from other states have also been beaten. I think this oft-cited factoid only refers to Massachusetts elections. -TenorTwelve (talk) 00:37, 11 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK Image change

Supplementary image is still from the last DYK set - not updated to current pictured fact (Reverend Santa Claus). DovahFRD (talk) 19:24, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@DovahFRD Sorry about that, now fixed. Thanks for saying something! Lights and freedom (talk) 19:31, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Michael Caine change

The article is currently in Queue 1, meaning it will reach the main page soon. I have an issue with this. I have marked a lot of unsourced statements in the article, including an entire section. I do not think that the article is ready for the Main Page until these are fixed. Pinging TDKR Chicago 101, who nominated the hook. QuicoleJR (talk) 19:31, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sourcing issues fixed. TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 14:28, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Alright, everything now looks good. There are no more issues with the hook. QuicoleJR (talk) 14:59, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

When can hooks be moved to queue? change

Was the rule supposed to be three days after the hook was approved, or three days after it was posted. I'm asking because of this edit here, and because recently some were moved to the holding area only 1-2 days after they were approved. Kk.urban (talk) 23:09, 18 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I check with Ferien offwiki and they confirmed its the date they were originally posted. Bobherry Talk My Changes 23:26, 18 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Update DYK frequency change

Not sure what the current frequency of DYK updates, but seeing the massive amount of hooks on hold/increased DYK activity, would it be possible (at least until the waiting area is nearly cleared out) we could resume updating DYKs every week/every ten days? I wonder what everyone's thoughts are on this. TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 16:49, 14 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Too many change

DYK at over 100 waiting is too long a waiting list. It could be pruned or it could be changed almost daily. Preference might be given to topics which showed some originality. Macdonald-ross (talk) 15:32, 24 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I agree @Macdonald-ross:. In my last post (which is seen above) I proposed updating DYKs a bit more frequent given the high amount of hooks in the holding areas and the increase in activity in nominations. I think, seeing how long the waiting list is, I think we're pretty much ready to update DYKs weekly as we did back in the "old days". TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 12:37, 28 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes. Ep is in charge, but it could be delegated. Macdonald-ross (talk) 12:44, 28 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I would be fine with that for as long as we still have a stockpile of hooks. QuicoleJR (talk) 02:29, 1 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Macdonald-ross: What do you mean by hooks that showed originality? QuicoleJR (talk) 02:30, 1 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Nothing very startling! Some hooks are intrinsically more attractive than others. Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:32, 1 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Macdonald-ross: & @QuicoleJR: Agree with Macdonald-ross. So, are we okay with updating DYKs every week? If so, how do we get this ball rolling? TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 06:25, 2 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, I'd like to give Ep a chance to respond first. Macdonald-ross (talk) 18:20, 2 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Gotcha. I'll ping @Eptalon: for good measure to get their two cents. TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 21:34, 2 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello all,
I'd be favorable to more frequent updates. Should we have the bot pick 'at random' (one preferably with image, the others Without? What Weekday? Ideally, we get the new hooks before weekend? Do we have a way to tag the hooks by theme? To get some variety, we don't want half the hooks about biographies.... Eptalon (talk) 22:00, 2 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Eptalon: We could update DYK on Sunday, to start off every week with new hooks :) Usually, we try to balance each queue different, such as Queue 1 has three bios and two non-bio hooks and then Queue 2 would have three non-bio hooks with two bio hooks and so on. In the event that we have more pictured hooks than without, we could also remove some pics but that's a problem when we get there. TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 20:54, 3 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ep's in charge, but if he feels too pressed, I would not object to seeing TDKR do it. And just before weekends is a good time to do it, Macdonald-ross (talk) 16:12, 25 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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