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Typo or grammar error[change source]

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 source]

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 source]

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 source]

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 It appears that it has already been constructed, so this is outdated.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 source]

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

Frequency of DYK updates[change source]

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 source]

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 source]


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 source]

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]