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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]

Tomorrow's FA[edit]

Day-after-tomorrow's FA[edit]

Errors with "In the news"[edit]

re: Brian Mulroney, is it possible to clarify that the image is from 1984, either by adding "in 1984" to the parenthetical or to the image caption itself? I'm not sure if it's immediately obvious to those unfamiliar with the subject that this image is from 40 years ago, even with the "at the age of 84" at the end of the item. It's a minor thing, but it felt like something that might benefit from slightly more clarity if there's room for it? ~Cheers, TenTonParasol 22:05, 2 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The standard convention (I don't know why) is that the year is in the image's alt text.—Bagumba (talk) 12:26, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Not a lot of use if you can't see the alt text. Bazza 7 (talk) 12:44, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Errors in "Did you know ..."[edit]

Current DYK[edit]

  • Surely it wouldn't be overlinking to link Jim O'Heir in the Better Call Saul hook, especially as he's central to the hook fact and presumably mostly not known by name to the average reader? —⁠Collint c 06:24, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Next DYK[edit]

Next-but-one DYK[edit]

Errors in "On this day"[edit]

Today's OTD[edit]

  • Liberation Day (Bulgaria) is purposely not bolded because it contains an unreliable source for the date and it is quite short. If the article is improved, I would support switching the bolding. Z1720 (talk) 02:07, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • But then why post it on the Front Page at all? I thought the Main Page was to showcase Wikipedian's good work? Abductive (reasoning) 04:30, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If it's got an unreliable source for the date then it shouldn't be in the set? Secretlondon (talk) 17:10, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tomorrow's OTD[edit]

4 March

 Done Z1720 (talk) 15:09, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done Z1720 (talk) 15:09, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • 2017 – Construction began on a 69 metres (226 ft) statue - pls add adjectival hyphen, (on a 69-metre (226 ft) statue) JennyOz (talk) 09:12, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    The rules of the International System of Units specify to use only a space between the number and the unit, even when the combination is used adjectively. See section of 5.4.3 of the official SI "manual". But you could write "226-ft", since that unit is not part of the SI system. I agree that "metres" might be put into the singular. JMCHutchinson (talk) 09:51, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Jmchutchinson: When using a full unit name, as here, MOS:SUSPENDED states that a hyphen is required. {{convert|69|m|adj=on}} will produce the required 69-metre (226 ft) statue. Bazza 7 (talk) 10:10, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    You are right and I was wrong. Sorry! A closer reading of the manual that I cited indeed says that the normal rules of hyphenation apply when the unit is spelled out. 13:47, 3 March 2024 (UTC) JMCHutchinson (talk) 13:47, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
     DoneSchwede66 17:52, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Day-after-tomorrow's OTD[edit]

Errors in the summary of the featured list[edit]

Friday's FL[edit]

(March 8)

Monday's FL[edit]

(March 4, tomorrow)

Errors in the summary of the featured picture[edit]

Today's POTD[edit]

Tomorrow's POTD[edit]

  • Haane Manahi blurb - At "This photograph of Manahi, taken in June 1943, was taken in Maadi, Egypt, by..." perhaps avoid 2x "taken"? Suggestions:
    'This photograph of Manahi in June 1943, was taken in Maadi, Egypt, by...' or
    'This June 1943 photograph of Manahi was taken in Maadi, Egypt, by...' or
    'This photograph of Manahi was taken in Maadi, Egypt, in June 1943 by... JennyOz (talk) 09:16, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Any other Main Page errors[edit]

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