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

TFA today

The name of the country is essential, but the article and the TFA both say "Welsh village," unlinked. I've fixed the lede in the article itself. PS: This page was hard to find. -Inowen (nlfte) 04:35, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

On the issue of whether "Welsh" is acceptable instead of "Wales", we use the adjective forms of countries quite a lot at WP:FAC and WP:TFA. About the link: if you look back a few days ago at October 16, another editor removed a link to Wales, and I reverted. Some people think: we don't link US or England, so it's disrespectful to link Wales, as if Wales were some strange country people haven't heard of. Other people think that not linking it is disrespectful. When I get up in the morning, I'll look at how people have responded to your edits to the article. - Dank (push to talk) 05:00, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
My thinking is that the country doesn't need to be linked when the city is clearly linked nearby. The reader can easily click the one to get to the other, and it avoids the sea of blue. Modulus12 (talk) 05:54, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
Per Dank: Welsh village is clear enough, and we don't link countries, per WP:OVERLINK. - SchroCat (talk) 06:02, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

TFA tomorrow

Errors in In the news

Hurrican Leslie

'injuring 30 more'. 30 more what? Hurricanes? Cyclones? People? Modest Genius talk 18:28, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

  • I've taken out the injuries bit. The article only says that the hurricane "slightly injured 28" in mainland Portugal, it doesn't say anything about injury counts elsewhere and it did likely injure some people outside Portugal (it killed 13 people in France, for instance). Hut 8.5 18:33, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
  • The current blurb is misleading. It strongly implies that the 15 deaths were in Portugal, yet when we click through to the article we find that 13 of the 15 were actually in France. Which doesn't even border Portugal.  — Amakuru (talk) 23:55, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
    Also, are we sure that the deaths in France were caused by Leslie? Pertinent contradiction Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 06:03, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
    @Jo-Jo Eumerus, Amakuru, and Hut 8.5: Is the current blurb still problematic? Thryduulf (talk) 23:11, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
Kerch Polytechnic College

There's a mis-match between the number of deaths on the frontpage (19) and in the article (21). Thanks. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 19:55, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

The 21 figure doesn't seem to have a citation in the article. (Well there are citations but none of them seem to use that figure.) Hut 8.5 20:00, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. I've raised it on the talk page of the article to see if it can be cleared up. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 07:47, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
 Done I've updated the blurb and figures to match the article. Thryduulf (talk) 23:10, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 08:43, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
People's Vote

Technically it's not a protest against Brexit, but more about a referendum on the final Brexit deal. And it should be "more than half a million" not "over". Thanks. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 08:47, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Errors in today's or tomorrow's On this day

OTD today

  • 1973: ...rather than obey Richard Nixon's order to have Archibald Cox fired. Why the passive voice? Why not ...Nixon's order to fire Archibald Cox? --184.207.150.81 (talk) 01:03, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
I guess it's trying to emphasize that Nixon couldn't directly fire Cox; he could only indirectly demand that the Attorney General do it. Modulus12 (talk) 03:18, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
But the passive voice implies that the AG couldn’t himself formally fire Cox, either. --99.203.55.195 (talk) 11:58, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

OTD tomorrow

Errors in the current or next Did you know...

DYK current

DYK next

Errors in today's or tomorrow's featured picture

POTD today

POTD tomorrow

  • The comma after Maranhão state can be removed. Prevented from draining due to the impermeable rock reads better as prevented from draining by the impermeable rock. "Listed as endangered" is also piped to a redirect. And using acres next to kilometers looks strange to me, but maybe that's just how Brazil works. Modulus12 (talk) 04:10, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
    • @Modulus12: I've made your tweaks, but left acres and km as I don't know whether that's normal for Brazil or not. Thryduulf (talk) 23:14, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

Errors in the summary of the last or next featured list

FL current

FL next

General discussion

Pings for edit on Main Page

Greetings, does someone know why I keep getting "thank-yous" for this edit this summer despite it not being the last edit? Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 08:42, 6 October 2018 (UTC)

You get thank-yous when somebody goes to the diff and clicks the 'thank' link. That doesn't have to be the last edit; the opportunity to show appreciation remains for any past edit. Schwede66 08:55, 6 October 2018 (UTC)
Er, I know how the thanks function works. What I am wondering is why I am receiving so many for that edit. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 11:24, 6 October 2018 (UTC)
I get it as well. Eventually our edits will drop out of the last 50, and hopefully the pings will dry up. It is annoying though. O Still Small Voice of Clam (formerly Optimist on the run) 12:38, 6 October 2018 (UTC)
I get these all the time, I think it's just newbies testing things out. — 🦊 06:56, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

TemplateStyles

The prior discussion on this was archived without being closed: Talk:Main_Page/Archive_192#TemplateStyles. Reopening. The proposal is to use TemplateStyles to add responsive design to the main page per this example. --Yair rand (talk) 23:34, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

Consensus seems pretty clear to me there... — 🦊 16:50, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
Yep. So... --Yair rand (talk) 23:42, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
Per the previous discussion, the following changes should be made:
Thank you. --Yair rand (talk) 14:48, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
Why did all the box headers go from 120% font size to 150%? Isa (talk) 15:29, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
@Isanae: ...I don't think they did? I don't see any changed headers, after checking multiple browsers. The stylesheet says 120% explicitly. You're talking about the headers with "In the news", "On this day", etc right? And in the desktop site (which is the only place this change will appear)? (Temporarily removing editrequested template until this is figured out.) --Yair rand (talk) 15:36, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
@Yair rand: I've been trying to understand what's going on for about 30 minutes now. Yes, I'm talking about headers like "From today's featured article" and "In the news", desktop, Firefox 62, Windows 10.
I'm getting 120% when logged out, but 150% when logged in. The current version of the main page is an <h2> that has a font-size:120% inline in its style attribute. Your version is also an <h2>, but it has no inline style.
When logged out, it picks up a 120% from .mw-parser-output h2 that's inline in a <style> tag. I'm not familiar enough with mediawiki to know where it comes from, but it's generated inline in the page. When logged in, this is overridden by a 150% that comes from the vector skin. When I look at the source of the main page logged out, I don't see this css file being included in any <link>, but I have it when logged in (where modules actually has more gadgets from my preferences, but they don't affect this particular output).
Sorry for the confusion. It's probably something on my end. Isa (talk) 16:10, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
Ah, I see the issue. The gadget MediaWiki:Gadget-VectorClassic.css ("Vector classic typography (use only sans-serif in Vector skin)") overrides the font-size set in Template:Main Page/styles.css. I've fixed the new CSS to override that, so there shouldn't be an issue for people using that gadget anymore. (Re-adding editprotected template.) --Yair rand (talk) 16:26, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
Looks fixed. I'm not seeing any other obvious problems. Responsive design is nice. Isa (talk) 16:39, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Naked woman painting on main page?

WP:SNOW close: picture is okay, discussion degenerating. Isa (talk) 03:41, 19 October 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.

Just want to check if people think the painting File:Angelo Bronzino - Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time - National Gallery, London.jpg should be added to the unused list, or if it's OK to go on the main page as Today's Featured Picture? Thanks  — Amakuru (talk) 23:36, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

There's nothing wrong with using this featured picture. Schwede66 00:24, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
Oppose Think of the children! --184.248.185.81 (talk) 00:42, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
I don't see any reason why that shouldn't be on the MP. Modest Genius talk 12:58, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Given how WP is accessible to minors, I would personally prefer some other POTD, but I know I'm the minority on that. L293D ( • ) 13:07, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
    Same. It is not as though we are short of featured pictures. Fish+Karate 13:30, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
  • I can't find any reason why I would object to that picture on the main page. I would have no objection to my children seeing it, FWIW. --Jayron32 13:33, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
  • I don't object. It's Art, not pornography. Children are taught art in school. And I'm sure their textbooks in various subjects contain pictures that might show nudity in some form.--DarkLight753 (talk) 15:37, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
  • No objection. Kids may actually learn something. Robvanvee 16:11, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
  • If balance is required, I can offer a nude selfie for consideration. freshacconci (✉) 16:14, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Personally, I'm scandalized by the little boy showing his you-know-whats. Face-blush.svg Sca (talk) 17:55, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
    His nipples? The Rambling Man (talk) 18:02, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
No, his cheeks. Suggestively rosy. Sca (talk) 20:26, 18 October 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.

Duplicate style parameter

In line 59, "overflow:auto;" appears twice, one of which could be removed. Also, the id "mp-lower" appears twice (ll. 52 & 59), which might cause issues with older versions of Internet Explorer. Regards. Lordtobi () 11:13, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

yellow tickY Partly done duplicated overflow:auto; has been removed. — xaosflux Talk 13:18, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
On hold I'm not seeing any styling associated with 'mp-lower', will change second instance to to 'mp-other-lower' if no objections. — xaosflux Talk 13:26, 18 October 2018 (UTC)`
 Done - thank you for the notes @Lordtobi:xaosflux Talk 23:35, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Simple spelling mistake

"From today's featured list" has the page "Accolades received by Call My by Your Name" 's word "me" misspelled. --NowIsntItTime 02:09, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

 Done Schwede66 02:23, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

Death of Jamal Khashoggi

Why does the Main Page link to [[Jamal Khashoggi|Death of Jamal Khashoggi]] when we have the article Death of Jamal Khashoggi? Surtsicna (talk) 11:30, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

I'm not even sure why a death can be considered as "ongoing". It was an event, which now has a confirmed date and location. Martinevans123 (talk) 11:34, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
At the time of the discussion on ITN/C, the target article did not exist. There's also a new discussion about upgrading ongoing to a blurb. Isa (talk) 12:09, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
Rapidly replacing with a blurb would seem sensible, if consensus permits. Martinevans123 (talk) 12:12, 20 October 2018 (UTC)