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Errors in the summary of today's or tomorrow's featured article[edit]

TFA today[edit]

TFA tomorrow[edit]

Errors in In the news[edit]

  • Sources now reporting that the Strasbourg Christmas Market shooter is dead. --LaserLegs (talk) 02:44, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, he ain't "fleeing" anymore. – Sca (talk) 14:16, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
And death toll is up to four. – Sca (talk) 18:00, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
 Done Also took the opportunity to shorten the blurb a bit. --Jayron32 18:13, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Errors in today's or tomorrow's On this day[edit]

OTD today[edit]

  • The picture of the shoe-throwing incident is slightly confusing, because the guy on the right (who isn't mentioned in the caption or the hook) has his hand up as if he's the one who just threw the shoe. Evidently it's an incoming shoe from some other unseen person though.  — Amakuru (talk) 13:23, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
I think it looks like he's trying to catch the shoe. At any rate, this isn't really an error, is it?~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 15:59, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
Fixed I expanded the blurb and caption to clarify the incident to make it clearer. --Jayron32 18:18, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

OTD tomorrow[edit]

Errors in the current or next Did you know...[edit]

DYK current[edit]

A recent edit changed Qerim Sadiku to say that he is a Catholic Albanian blessed and not a saint. If this is correct, the word saint will need to be replaced. SL93 (talk) 18:30, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

DYK next[edit]

Errors in today's or tomorrow's featured picture[edit]

POTD today[edit]

Not an error, as such, but should we update the blurb to mention a statue of her is being unveiled today in Manchester? Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.2% of all FPs 11:05, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

POTD tomorrow[edit]

Errors in the summary of the current or next featured list[edit]

FL current[edit]

Absolutely trivial hiccup, but H. Rider Haggard's name in the links has somehow got split up. Awien (talk) 01:49, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

On an iMac. Awien (talk) 02:21, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Yes, can we have a non breaking space after the "H." please. (talk) 07:38, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Can we have a non breaking space, please? (I note that the blurb already includes a   between "World War" and "II".) (talk) 15:27, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
 Done Mjroots (talk) 16:20, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

FL next[edit]

General discussion[edit]

A Sister Project to collaborate on?[edit]

As I have written in my User Page, there is a genuine requirement for a Sister Project WikiDerivations on Ab Initio Derivations on Pure Sciences, particularly, physics. From the First principles.
Using Ockham's Razor as a strict guideline. Then, layer by layer, generalising and advancing further.
But simplest at the very beginning. Nothing more than what is absolutely necessary.
A sub-site, Wikipedia Derivations, or as an aside with an appropriate link, and then an ever-growing list of derivations contributed by community members. Posters themselves. Anyone competent to contribute. Edited. Simplified further. With minimum descriptive words on that particular derivation's page. To be used as an Online Learning Aid.
To effectively end the monopoly of organised educational institutions on the greatest achievements of the Human Minds. Let the society enjoy the beauty of the interweaving of logic, analysis and experimental data, without the threats of memorisation and faithful reproduction in exams. Freedom from the need to buy generally expensive textbooks.
I waited for a long time, hoping that eventually, Wikipedia would stumble on to this simple idea. 10 years have passed by, but Wikipedia did not. So the time is ripe for me to post this idea.
Subject to approval, I could begin posting derivations.
Bkpsusmitaa (talk) 02:35, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Bkpsusmitaa, this is an interesting idea. But this page isn't the best place for it—you probably want to take it to Meta:Proposals for new projects. Eman235/talk 03:40, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
@Eman235: Thank you very much for responding, Eman235. Could then a copy of this discussion be moved to my User_Page please?
Bkpsusmitaa (talk) 04:54, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Asteroid 101955 Bennu[edit]

The picture has been there for 'a few days' - is there anything it could be changed to? Jackiespeel (talk) 00:31, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

What do you suggest? Stephen 00:44, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
Perhaps one of the football players, like Leonardo Ponzio, the captain of the winning team. Eman235/talk 01:01, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
Good call, swapped. Stephen 04:16, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
Probably 'three days' is a reasonable maximum - and even if there is a 'current, ongoing' situation there should be at least intermittent use of other images. And there may well be a run of eg space-related ITN images. Jackiespeel (talk) 14:45, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
See WP:LUGO. Modest Genius talk 17:21, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
More 'just commenting' and noting that the picture was changed to something equally newsworthy in the same category. Jackiespeel (talk) 17:43, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
We go for months without a space story and all of a sudden everything just happens at once. Funny about these things. Eman235/talk 05:18, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

Indefinite page protection[edit]

OP indeffed for sockpuppetry.--WaltCip (talk) 17:49, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Please stop protecting pages indefinitely. The wiki must be kept clean from protection. Anthony E. Lahmann (talk) 03:41, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

@Anthony E. Lahmann: You can make edit requests on talk pages for articles that are protected. For example, this talk page is for discussing changes needed to the main page, not to the website in general. Ian.thomson (talk) 03:44, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
There is a strong consensus for protecting the Main Page indefinitely. Otherwise, our only defense against Main Page porn would be to revert it afterwards. Art LaPella (talk) 05:31, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
Talking of porn, what the heck is that image with the Copa Libertadores ITN story on the mobile app? Almost had an embarrassing moment today using the app at work. (talk) 16:51, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
It is probably the most viewed and important page in Wikipedia. Abelmoschus Esculentus talk / contribs 12:48, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.