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Errors in the summary of the featured article

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]

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Errors with "In the news"

This blurb has several issues and the poster already stated that "further tweaks may be needed."

The problems include

  1. The reported results and turnout are widely disbelieved by international analysts and media.[1], [2] On one hand, the government is claiming a massive turnout and success. And, on the other hand, they are now arresting members of the opposition for treason, claiming that they sabotaged the referendum.[3] As the result is not credible and verified, we should not be presenting Venezuela's propaganda uncritically in Wikipedia's voice.
  2. As a comparatively minor point, when the blurb says "their government", it's not clear which country it's talking about.

Andrew🐉(talk) 21:33, 7 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

- Not to mention that the implication that a referendum in one country in any way legitimately supports the forced annexation of a territory of another nation seems like it is backing an agenda pushed by Venezuela. A more neutral phrasing would be something along the lines of…

  •  Done I agree that wording is more neutral than what we have on the main page. I've thus implemented it. Schwede66 03:30, 8 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    "Venezuela" and "holds" are singular, so "their" should be "its". Bazza (talk) 22:47, 8 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
     FixedSchwede66 00:53, 9 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • I have restored the earlier discussion for clarity and context. The main results of this event seem to be that the Venezualan dictatorship is now arresting its opposition while Brazil, Guyana and the US are mobilising their militaries. Andrew🐉(talk) 09:29, 8 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    That's very concerning and it sounds like a bad situation developing all around, but the question for us is how we convey all of that in a hook that makes sense while still maintaining NPOV of course. The current hook doesn't really say anything at all, just that a referendum took place. Cheers  — Amakuru (talk) 09:59, 8 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Take a look at this fresh DW report – the referendum isn't even mentioned. The issue is essentially a territorial struggle over oil and mineral resources and what matters is the diplomatic and military line-up. The crisis article is therefore the main topic which we should focus on and there's the even bigger crisis too. Andrew🐉(talk) 10:39, 8 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    FWIW, print DW story. -- Sca (talk) 15:21, 8 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    The latest news seems to be this Guardian report from Guyana which indicates that the inhabitants of the region are not interested in joining Venezuela. There's also talk of a US flyover as a show of strength but I can't find exact details confirming that this has actually happened yet. Andrew🐉(talk) 10:25, 9 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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This is inconsistent with the article which says "It was one of only two substantial military actions in England during the Glorious Revolution (the other being at Wincanton)..."
Glorious Revolution says the same: "On 20 November, dragoons led by Irish Catholic Patrick Sarsfield clashed with Williamite scouts at Wincanton; along with a minor skirmish at Reading on 9 December, also featuring Sarsfield, these were the only substantial military actions of the campaign."
I suggest we change it to "In the second of only two substantial military actions in England..." -Elmer Clark (talk) 23:28, 8 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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General discussion

Wikipedia:Main Page history

I like using Wikipedia:Main Page history, but it has not been written for a number of days now, look at Wikipedia:Main Page history/2023 November 20. The bot owner made only few edits, one saying that the bot can't do it in retrospect (which I sort of thought anyway). What can we do? Once I'm hear: could a bot perhaps change earlier renditions which look strange, due to changes in the presentation, compare Wikipedia:Main Page history/2018 November 23 (look at the "Recents") and Wikipedia:Main Page history/2020 November 20? -- Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:21, 21 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It can be done manually fairly easily for the current main page, using special:ExpandTemplates with {{:Main Page}} in the input wikitext box, then copy-pasting the output into the relevant history page. I've done that for Wikipedia:Main Page history/2023 November 24, and happy to do it for a few days, until the bot starts running again. It is possible to do it retrospectively by rebuilding a copy of the main page in a sandbox, transcluding older templates (ITN needs to be done manually), but it is a time-consuming task. Voice of Clam (talk) 08:04, 24 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've added an alert template to this page which should produce a warning with instructions, if the MPH page is not produced by 18:00 UTC. Voice of Clam (talk) 09:15, 2 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Village pump (idea lab)#Portals on the main page, which is of interest to this page. Cremastra (talk) 22:15, 5 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

which is within the scope of this WikiProject What do you mean? The Main Page is not a WikiProject. Can you clarify? RudolfRed (talk) 01:51, 7 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oops, sorry, I used the {{Wikiproject please see}} notice instead. I'll fix it right now. Cremastra (talk) 13:14, 7 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]