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Request for Protection on My talkpage.[edit]

@CWmhiraeth: Hello , please protect my user page from vandalism now i am very upset , not once it has been vandalized before i have already requested to protect , but the admin does not listen to me , I will be grateful to you if you protect for a few months. Best Regards. Maniik 🇮🇳Any Help🇮🇳? Contact Me. 06:49, 4 October 2021 (UTC)

@Maniik: I have protected your talk page for 3 days. If the vandalism resumes after that, please get in touch and we can take further action. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:16, 4 October 2021 (UTC)
@Cwmhiraeth: Thanks for this Action. Can you set move protection on my Userpage and talk page so that only the manager can move the page.Best Regards. Maniik 🇮🇳Any Help🇮🇳? Contact Me. 10:41, 4 October 2021 (UTC)
@Maniik: Has someone moved your user page without your permission in the past? I think you should ask a more experienced admin, as I am unclear of the criteria for move protecting user pages. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 11:09, 4 October 2021 (UTC)
Ya! but by The Global Renamer.Best Regards. Maniik 🇮🇳Any Help🇮🇳? Contact Me. 12:24, 4 October 2021 (UTC)
@Cwmhiraeth: my usertalk has started again vandalism.because protection is expired before 1 day I requested to you please protect again my talk as infinte semi protect , I am very sad for about that.this is my humble resquest to you.Best Regards.Maniik 🇮🇳Any Help🇮🇳? Contact Me. 12:36, 8 October 2021 (UTC)
The IP has been blocked, but only temporarily. I have protected your talk page for a month. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 13:00, 8 October 2021 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Giuseppe Scarabelli[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Giuseppe Scarabelli at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) at your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Alex2006 (talk) 18:20, 7 October 2021 (UTC)

update[edit]

https://www.the-aiff.com/competitions/hero-i-league-qualifiers

Please revert outdated i league 2nd division logo and if can add new, also user report needed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.140.191.29 (talk) 00:06, 9 October 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Holothuria impatiens[edit]

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On 12 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Holothuria impatiens, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the impatient sea cucumber readily expels sticky white cuvierian tubules when handled? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Holothuria impatiens. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Holothuria impatiens), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:03, 12 October 2021 (UTC)

You've got mail![edit]

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DYK for Holothuria glaberrima[edit]

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On 13 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Holothuria glaberrima, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the brown rock sea cucumber has been used in regeneration research? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Holothuria glaberrima. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Holothuria glaberrima), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Schwede66 00:03, 13 October 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Spatangus purpureus[edit]

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On 15 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Spatangus purpureus, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the tiny bivalve mollusc Montacuta substriata attaches to the spines of the purple heart urchin, where it resembles a grain of sand? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Spatangus purpureus. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Spatangus purpureus), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:03, 15 October 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Montacuta substriata[edit]

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On 15 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Montacuta substriata, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the tiny bivalve mollusc Montacuta substriata attaches to the spines of the purple heart urchin, where it resembles a grain of sand? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Spatangus purpureus. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Montacuta substriata), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:03, 15 October 2021 (UTC)

the mop[edit]

Hi, Cwmhiraeth! I have a rather awkward question. I think that some time in the distant future, if i'm still around DYK (which seems likely, but with my adhd you never know), i'd want to seek adminship to help out with queue promotion. I know I'm nowhere close, experience-wise, but is there anything you think i should be doing differently as an editor? Any and all advice is welcome. Thanks in advance! theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (they/them) 04:04, 15 October 2021 (UTC)

@Theleekycauldron: You are certainly doing a great job at DYK, filling a void that was left after Yoninah's departure. The DYK work is quasi-administrative, and that would be in your favour at an RfA, as would the featured list and good article that you have worked on, plus several articles I have seen at DYK. You always come across as helpful and pleasant. However, I don't know what else you do around the place. Do you take part in AfD discussions (apart from Erynn Chambers)? What about requested moves, new page patrolling, recent changes patrolling, articles for creation, and everything else? Participating in these activities demonstrates that you understand policy. Why don't you take an Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Optional RfA candidate poll to get some other views? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:54, 15 October 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback! I used to take part in pending changes and AfD (my stats on the latter aren't great, but they are what they are), and I'm probably going to go back to those, as well as looking for positions in AfC and new pages. One new thing at a time, though—jumping back into AfD is probably the best choice for now. Definitely going to get advice from the optional candidate poll—thank you so much! theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (they/them) 16:11, 15 October 2021 (UTC)

Secret Number[edit]

Hi there. I saw you pp lock Secret Number so I was wondering if you could also pp lock the Indonesian article since many people try to vandalize the page. Thank you BaaBaaTheSheep(talkctb) 09:10, 18 October 2021 (UTC) BaaBaaTheSheep(talkctb) 09:10, 18 October 2021 (UTC)

@BaaBaaTheSheep: I am an administrator on the English language Wikipedia, you would have to ask an administrator on the Indonesian Wikipedia to do that. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:26, 18 October 2021 (UTC)

Alright then. Thank you so much for the answer BaaBaaTheSheep(talkctb) 10:47, 18 October 2021 (UTC)

/* Later years */ Chairman of National Committee on Calendar Simplification[edit]

Good day! Thanks for seeing this copyright violation. I guess this is because the webpage info is cr? So in order to get this historical info added to wiki I would have to rewrite the few sentences in such a way as to still convey the info and have it not look like the original? Marcwalt (talk) 14:39, 21 October 2021 (UTC)

@Marcwalt: That is correct, almost everything you find on the web is copyright. When you have written the information in your own words, you should provide a citation to the source. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:02, 22 October 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Ziziphus nummularia[edit]

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On 22 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ziziphus nummularia, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the wild jujube can be planted on sand dunes to provide erosion control? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ziziphus nummularia. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Ziziphus nummularia), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 12:02, 22 October 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Euphorbia caducifolia[edit]

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On 23 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Euphorbia caducifolia, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the desert plant Euphorbia caducifolia is commonly known as the "leafless milk hedge", while Euphorbia nivulia is the "holy milk hedge"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Euphorbia caducifolia. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Euphorbia caducifolia), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:02, 23 October 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Euphorbia nivulia[edit]

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On 23 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Euphorbia nivulia, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the desert plant Euphorbia caducifolia is commonly known as the "leafless milk hedge", while Euphorbia nivulia is the "holy milk hedge"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Euphorbia caducifolia. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Euphorbia nivulia), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:02, 23 October 2021 (UTC)

Request for Unprotect Battle of Montese[edit]

@Cwnhiraeth: Hi, I Requested to you Please unprotected Battle of Montese because I've Accpected Submission of Draft:Battle of Montese . This Article is Very NotableTopic ;I my Opinion this Topic Article of Are not Exist in Wikipedia. When I Accepted Submission of this Draft than I see This Page is Fully Protected and I did not moving this Draft to Article Namespace. Best Regards. ---✨LazyManiik✨ 12:16, 23 October 2021 (UTC)

@Lazy Maniik: I think you should ask the administrator who did the protection and the previous deletion, Drmies. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:46, 23 October 2021 (UTC)
Cwmhiraeth, I think the draft's creator will be blocked soon. Thanks, Drmies (talk) 17:30, 23 October 2021 (UTC)

@Cwmhiraeth: But you are also an administrator, if you remove his Protection then it will be good because no one will ask you questions and give reasons to you (User request),Even if I tell her that she is doing some important work, then I will have to wait for her reply. This is my humble Request to you.Best Regards. ---✨LazyManiik✨ 12:57, 23 October 2021 (UTC)

It is true that I could remove the protection but admins are not meant to reverse other admins' actions without discussing the matter with them first. Anyway, it is better to ask the original administrator, Drmies, who knows the history of the article and the reasons behind fully protecting it in the first place. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:02, 23 October 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Giuseppe Scarabelli[edit]

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On 24 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Giuseppe Scarabelli, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that archaeologist Giuseppe Scarabelli made the only complete excavation of a Bronze Age village in Italy? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Giuseppe Scarabelli. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Giuseppe Scarabelli), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Schwede66 12:02, 24 October 2021 (UTC)

November 2021 backlog drive[edit]

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(t · c) buidhe 01:58, 25 October 2021 (UTC)

help needed[edit]

I-League attacked again (still level 1 and few grammar errors), so please if can unlock and ban registered vandals as best solution — Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.137.5.224 (talk) 05:50, 25 October 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Heterotermes aureus[edit]

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On 26 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Heterotermes aureus, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that inside a building, the desert subterranean termite can form free-standing tubes descending from the ceiling? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Heterotermes aureus. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Heterotermes aureus), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:02, 26 October 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Ancistrocladus korupensis[edit]

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On 28 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ancistrocladus korupensis, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the liana Ancistrocladus korupensis contains a substance able to inhibit HIV viral replication? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ancistrocladus korupensis. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Ancistrocladus korupensis), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:02, 28 October 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Homalanthus nutans[edit]

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On 29 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Homalanthus nutans, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the small tree Homalanthus nutans is a pioneer species, readily colonising disturbed ground? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Homalanthus nutans. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Homalanthus nutans), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Hog Farm Talk 00:02, 29 October 2021 (UTC)

QPQ[edit]

How long do nominators have to do a QPQ? Template:Did you know nominations/Joe Youssefi was nominated for DYK on October 17 and I reviewed it on October 24, but a QPQ still hasn't been completed. I can't think of any valid excuse to not do one in a timely manner if the nominator has been active on Wikipedia. SL93 (talk) 05:53, 29 October 2021 (UTC)

@SL93: Well, DYK is a friendly place isn't it (?), so I should suggest pinging the nominator again after say a week, but if after a further week there is still no QPQ, marking the nomination for closure. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:01, 29 October 2021 (UTC)
In this case, more frustrating than friendly. I just found a 2020 RFC that was marked as resolved about how long someone has to complete a QPQ, but apparently nothing was resolved since nothing was added to even the supplementary guidelines. SL93 (talk) 06:06, 29 October 2021 (UTC)
It's annoying, but time will probably resolve this instance in one way or another, and I find the best thing to do in such circumstances is to move on to something else. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:17, 29 October 2021 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 October 2021[edit]

GA promotion within 24 hours of competition close[edit]

Hi Cwm

A quick query about the WikiCup rules - I finished all the fixes asked for at my Talk:1998 FIFA World Cup Final/GA1 GA last night before midnight, but the reviewer didn't formally promote it until this morning. Is it still allowed under the 24-hour rule? Cheers  — Amakuru (talk) 10:22, 1 November 2021 (UTC)

@Amakuru: That is debatable, the rules do not make any specific reference to the final round. I suggest you submit it in the normal way pending a decision. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:30, 1 November 2021 (UTC)
OK thanks, done. I don't think it will make any difference to the placings either way, but worth knowing if it should be included or not anyway. CHeers  — Amakuru (talk) 10:34, 1 November 2021 (UTC)
@Amakuru: Be warned that there was a flurry of last minute activity and the bot stopped processing the submissions four hours before midnight. I'm working on the adjustments needed now. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:38, 1 November 2021 (UTC)
Indeed, I appear to be in second place right now, but the last-minute changes definitely pushed me back to third, no doubt about that!  — Amakuru (talk) 10:48, 1 November 2021 (UTC)
I'd just like to register my apologies to Amakuru, I was feeling unwell last night and managed to do the review but not the closure, which I enacted pretty much as the first action upon waking this morning. While it might not matter, it would be a pity to deny the points given the circumstances. This is, after all, about the "fun" and not "the rules".... The Rambling Man (Keep wearing the mask...) 11:01, 1 November 2021 (UTC)

can he be warned for reverting vandalism by guessing ip edits[edit]

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:MobileDiff/1053175286 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.140.183.172 (talk) 19:03, 2 November 2021 (UTC)

Note that this is a sock of perma banned user who was blocked so many times over the last two years for making racist, nationalistic, ethnical slurs and even posting death threats to at least two users, on top of disrupting articles with some weird obsessions over things like empty spaces in infoboxes between "=" symbol etc. Snowflake91 (talk) 19:51, 2 November 2021 (UTC)

WikiCup 2021 November newsletter[edit]

The WikiCup is over for another year and the finalists can relax! Our Champion this year is Botswana The Rambling Man (submissions), who amassed over 5000 points in the final round, achieving 8 featured articles and almost 500 reviews. It was a very competitive round; seven of the finalists achieved over 1000 points in the round (enough to win the 2019 contest), and three scored over 3000 (enough to win the 2020 event). Our 2021 finalists and their scores were:

  1. Botswana The Rambling Man (submissions) with 5072 points
  2. England Lee Vilenski (submissions) with 3276 points
  3. Rwanda Amakuru (submissions) with 3197 points
  4. New York (state) Epicgenius (submissions) with 1611 points
  5. Standard of Oliver Cromwell (1653–1659).svg Gog the Mild (submissions) with 1571 points
  6. Zulu (International Code of Signals) BennyOnTheLoose (submissions) with 1420 points
  7. Bennington Flag.svg Hog Farm (submissions) with 1043 points
  8. Republic of Venice Bloom6132 (submissions) with 528 points

All those who reached the final round will win awards. The following special awards will be made based on high performance in particular areas of content creation and review. Awards will be handed out in the next few days.

Congratulations to everyone who participated in this year's WikiCup, whether they made it to the final round or not, and particular congratulations to the newcomers to the WikiCup, some of whom did very well. Wikipedia has benefitted greatly from the quality creations, expansions and improvements made, and the numerous reviews performed. Thanks to all who have taken part and helped out with the competition, not forgetting User:Jarry1250, who runs the scoring bot.

If you have views on whether the rules or scoring need adjustment for next year's contest, please comment on the WikiCup talk page. Next year's competition will begin on 1 January. You are invited to sign up to participate; the WikiCup is open to all Wikipedians, both novices and experienced editors, and we hope to see you all in the 2022 competition. Until then, it only remains to once again congratulate our worthy winners, and thank all participants for their involvement! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Sturmvogel 66 and Cwmhiraeth. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:55, 3 November 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Microberlinia bisulcata[edit]

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On 5 November 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Microberlinia bisulcata, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the African zebrawood is in danger of becoming extinct? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Microberlinia bisulcata. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Microberlinia bisulcata), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 5 November 2021 (UTC)

The Purple Star Hook update
Your hook reached 14,122 views (568.7 per hour), making it one of the most viewed hooks of November 2021—nice work!

theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (they/them) 07:16, 9 November 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Taraxacum arcticum[edit]

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On 6 November 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Taraxacum arcticum, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that flowers of the arctic dandelion do not need to be pollinated in order to set seed? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Taraxacum arcticum. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Taraxacum arcticum), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:53, 6 November 2021 (UTC)

Sounds fantastic![edit]

Cwmhiraeth, Let's try for the same basic format - let me know if you want somthing a bit different - in "WikiCup report". Publication will be Sunday November 28 - after the US holiday on Thursday. If you could get me the copy the previous Wednesday the 24th, I'd appreciate it. Though a couple of days later would be ok. Thanks. Smallbones(smalltalk) 19:50, 6 November 2021 (UTC)

Cwmhiraeth[edit]

I initially wondered why you hadn't contributed to this. I then realised you likely had a COI :) AleatoryPonderings (???) (!!!) 01:55, 7 November 2021 (UTC)

I watched from the sidelines! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:17, 7 November 2021 (UTC)
November songs
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Love it! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:58, 7 November 2021 (UTC)
Thanks Gerda, keep up your spirits! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:48, 7 November 2021 (UTC)
I try. The memory of SlimVirgin is pictured again, in the context about my dangerous thoughts about arbcom. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:54, 29 November 2021 (UTC)

I was going to congratulate you on this, but I am too late. Scorpions13256 (talk) 23:51, 7 November 2021 (UTC)

Amazing! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:30, 8 November 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Berthellina edwardsii[edit]

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On 15 November 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Berthellina edwardsii, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the sea slug Berthellina edwardsii secretes a white acidic fluid that is distasteful to fish? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Berthellina edwardsii. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Berthellina edwardsii), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Ritchie333 (talk) 12:03, 15 November 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Cola verticillata[edit]

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On 18 November 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Cola verticillata, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that although the fruits of Cola verticillata are considered inedible, they contain caffeine and are used to make a beverage? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Cola verticillata. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Cola verticillata), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 18 November 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Halimeda opuntia[edit]

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On 18 November 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Halimeda opuntia, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that when watercress algae grows on degraded coral reefs, coral larvae settle on the seaweed as readily as they do on the rubble substrate? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Halimeda opuntia. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Halimeda opuntia), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:02, 18 November 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Oscarella tuberculata[edit]

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On 19 November 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Oscarella tuberculata, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Oscarella tuberculata can reproduce by budding in a process unique among sponges? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Oscarella tuberculata. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Oscarella tuberculata), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 00:02, 19 November 2021 (UTC)

quick question[edit]

you've got wikipedia's green thumb in a box somewhere, so I've got a question: I'm trying to write an article on Puccinia porri, but I'm not sure where to start on finding sources—where should I look? is there something in the wikipedia library that can help? theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (they/them) 21:46, 19 November 2021 (UTC)

also, I came across User:Bilorv/Challenges this morning and I thought it'd be interesting to see if you had done a few of the things—i realize I probably should have asked you about that first. I can remove what I put in, if you'd like? theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (they/them) 23:30, 19 November 2021 (UTC)
@Theleekycauldron: About Puccinia porri, Google produces 44,700 search results so I don't think you will find a problem. Although some journal articles may be useful for the sort of information you will be including, a lot of them are too technical. I use Google Scholar to see what is available. I look forward to seeing your article on DYK.
I had not heard of Bilorv's challenge before, but I will take a look, as I may qualify for one or two more categories. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:31, 20 November 2021 (UTC)
thank you so much! I created the article Puccinia allii, and hopefully the reviewer will walk me through any glaring mistakes i've made. thanks for the point in the right direction, it really helped! :) theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (they/them) 08:15, 28 November 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Philinopsis depicta[edit]

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On 22 November 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Philinopsis depicta, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the sea slug Philinopsis depicta has no radula or jaws, and is thought to protrude its foregut and suck up its prey whole? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Philinopsis depicta. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Philinopsis depicta), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:03, 22 November 2021 (UTC)

Annotated[edit]

You created Template:POTD/2021-11-28. It says "The picture is annotated; move the mouse pointer over the image to identify the persons shown." That feature doesn't work for me. When I mouse over one of the faces, or anything else in the picture, it shows the title "A Meeting in the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters", but it doesn't identify the person. Windows 10. I tried Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome, and the problem occurs both places. Art LaPella (talk) 06:29, 22 November 2021 (UTC)

@Art LaPella: It seems to work here, but doing things with POTD templates is beyond my capabilities. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:39, 22 November 2021 (UTC)
When I move my mouse over that picture, it shows nothing but a hand (a usual icon for something that can be clicked). Beyond my capabilities too. Art LaPella (talk) 06:47, 22 November 2021 (UTC)
We might ask Ravenpuff. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:54, 22 November 2021 (UTC)
@Art LaPella: Actually, I have explained in the caption that right-clicking the image accesses the annotations. Does that work for you? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 11:27, 22 November 2021 (UTC)
Morning here. No, right clicking shows a list of 18 browser choices starting with "Open link in new tab", but nothing identifying anyone. Art LaPella (talk) 14:58, 22 November 2021 (UTC)
Same result on Chrome (except the 18 choices became 12). Same on my wife's Windows 10 computer. Art LaPella (talk) 15:09, 22 November 2021 (UTC)
If necessary, I can just remove the mention of it being annotated. @Ravenpuff: Are you able to help? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 20:01, 22 November 2021 (UTC)
@Cwmhiraeth and Art LaPella: The annotation function seems to be something unique to the Commons file page, and doesn't appear in a thumbnail or the Wikipedia file page. We could perhaps add a link below the blurb to the annotated version (i.e. Commons) or include the link in the blurb itself (I would prefer the former since it makes it more discreet). In any case, right-clicking on the image won't do anything special here. — RAVENPVFF · talk · 00:33, 24 November 2021 (UTC)
@Ravenpuff:And even the Commons version only works if I wait a few seconds before moving the mouse into the image. It doesn't work if I move the mouse into the image too early and then wait. Art LaPella (talk) 06:39, 24 November 2021 (UTC)
@Cwmhiraeth and Art LaPella: As suggested above, I've (BOLDly) removed the sentence about right-clicking and added a link to the Commons annotated version. The results of this can be seen here. Feel free to remove or tweak this if desired. — RAVENPVFF · talk · 00:15, 27 November 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Luidia maculata[edit]

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On 23 November 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Luidia maculata, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the starfish Luidia maculata eats its prey whole, and often leaves behind inedible fragments in the hollow in which it was lying? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Luidia maculata. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Luidia maculata), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:03, 23 November 2021 (UTC)

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Revdel request: potential libel[edit]

See this edit. I have reverted but I don't know if that is enough? Thanks.--John Maynard Friedman (talk) 19:25, 24 November 2021 (UTC)

Done. The IP is a menace. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:29, 24 November 2021 (UTC)

The Signpost: 29 November 2021[edit]

DYK for Thromidia catalai[edit]

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On 1 December 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Thromidia catalai, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the starfish Thromidia catalai (pictured) can weigh as much as 6 kilograms (13 lb)? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Thromidia catalai. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Thromidia catalai), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 1 December 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Thuridilla vataae[edit]

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On 2 December 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Thuridilla vataae, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the sea slug Thuridilla vataae collects and stores its worn-out teeth in a sac in its mouth? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Thuridilla vataae. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Thuridilla vataae), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:03, 2 December 2021 (UTC)

Administrators will no longer be autopatrolled[edit]

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DYK for Walkeria tuberosa[edit]

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On 8 December 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Walkeria tuberosa, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the bryozoan Walkeria tuberosa is sometimes referred to as Valkeria tuberosa despite being named after the Scottish natural historian John Walker? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Walkeria tuberosa. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Walkeria tuberosa), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 8 December 2021 (UTC)

Sarah Schkeeper[edit]

On Sarah Schkeeper, I have checked the sources, looked also for others which would confirm her notability, but was not really successful. [This] is what comes when I search for Schkeeper. Facebook Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest and a patient of the month mention in a therapeutical facility etc. The article that seems to have her mentioned more than once is a 404. The actual author of the article seems to be against, that her personal information is on wikipedia. The personal info is unsourced, but there has been a lot of rollback (also by myself) admin action, so I thought I'd ask what to do? I suggest if he unnotability is confirmed we could do the author a favor and delete the page as wished.:) Paradise Chronicle (talk) 07:16, 8 December 2021 (UTC)

I found something now, she seems to be an active member of the Richmond Black Widows but Sarah Schkeeper seems to be the only player with an own Wikipedia article so far. Paradise Chronicle (talk) 07:26, 8 December 2021 (UTC)
@Paradise Chronicle: I think she meets the notability criteria for sportspeople, so even if the references given are rubbish, the article should be retained. I think the policy is that as an encyclopaedia, Wikipedia can include articles on all notable individuals, whether they like it or not. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 07:28, 8 December 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Walkeria uva[edit]

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On 12 December 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Walkeria uva, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the colonial bryozoan Walkeria uva is sometimes only detectable by accident? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Walkeria uva. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Walkeria uva), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 12 December 2021 (UTC)

Question[edit]

Hi, Cw!! Long time, no exchanges and I'm missing that since you've become an admin. Hope all is well. Anyway...I vaguely remember something about adding or not including information in taxoboxes, but I don't recall what consensus agreed to relative to IUCN Red List. Did we agree to not include the status in the taxobox if the species is LC? Atsme 💬 📧 16:56, 12 December 2021 (UTC)

@Atsme: Indeed, our paths have not crossed for some time. As an admin, I have mostly helped at RFPP, done revision deletion requests and helped at DYK. My blocking rate is about one per month, and those are mostly vandals who continue vandalising after a final warning. I don't remember any discussion about taxoboxes and the IUCN Red List status. Personally I would include the information whatever the status. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:57, 12 December 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Paratachardina lobata[edit]

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On 14 December 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Paratachardina lobata, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that on a wax-myrtle plant, 42 mature lobate lac scales were recorded on a 1 cm (0.4 in) section of twig? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Paratachardina lobata. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Paratachardina lobata), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:03, 14 December 2021 (UTC)

Starfish[edit]

Hello. Would you be able to find a source(s) for the first two sentences of the "Sexual reproduction" section? They don't seem to be supported by cite 29. Thanks. 21:37, 14 December 2021 (UTC)

 Done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:41, 15 December 2021 (UTC)

James Bond[edit]

You protected List of James Bond films from a disruptive IP-hopper, who resumed edit-warring as soon as the protection expired. Could you take another look? Thanks - wolf 22:06, 17 December 2021 (UTC)

Done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:57, 18 December 2021 (UTC)

Template:POTD/2021-12-28[edit]

Hi. That file was recently posted on Template:POTD/2021-12-15. (CC) Tbhotch 05:20, 19 December 2021 (UTC)

@Tbhotch: So it was. The editor who added it for the 15th failed to follow the proper procedure and mark the fact on the file's local description page. I will replace the 28th December POTD. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:10, 19 December 2021 (UTC)

Happy holidays[edit]

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Thanks, Netherzone. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:33, 20 December 2021 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

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Or Season's Greetings or Happy Winter Solstice! As the year winds to a close, I would like to take a moment to recognize your hard work and offer heartfelt gratitude for all you do for Wikipedia. May this Holiday Season bring you nothing but joy, health and prosperity. Onel5969 TT me 22:55, 21 December 2021 (UTC)
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Merry Christmas[edit]

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Merry Christmas 2021[edit]

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Merchandise giveaway nomination[edit]

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Happy New Year + WikiCup[edit]

Hi Cwmhiraeth

First of all, wishing you and yours a very happy new year and hoping it's a great 2022 for you!

Also excited to see the WikiCup back, not sure if I'll be able to replicate my podium finish from last time, but it's certainly fun to take part. On a technical point, I see you've set up a table at Wikipedia:WikiCup/History/2021 but wondering if you meant to do that at Wikipedia:WikiCup/History/2022? Cheers  — Amakuru (talk) 11:00, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

@Amakuru: Happy New Year to you too. I should have set it up for 2022. Would you be able to move it? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 11:50, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
Sure, no problem. I've rectified it by copying your table over from the 2021 page to the 2022 page and then restoring the final table from the 2021 competition on its page for posterity, since that's what has been done in previous years. Cheers  — Amakuru (talk) 12:51, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
@Amakuru: Thanks. I find moves are very unforgiving, no preview available, and its easy to find you've forgotten the subpages or got the first part of the string wrong. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 14:00, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

WikiCup + Happy New Year[edit]

Hi! I am new to WikiCup, and have few queries:

  • Are articles nominated for FA or GA days/months before January 1, but promoted on/after January 1 eligible?
  • I might be a little foolish here, but, can I use the GA reviews I am doing for January backlog drive for claiming points in the WikiCup as well. I am presuming the answer to be 'no', but ...

Thanks! and Happy New Year! – Kavyansh.Singh (talk) 15:32, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

@Kavyansh.Singh: The answer to both these queries is yes. Happy New Year to you and I hope you enjoy taking part in the WikiCup. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 16:19, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
Thanks! definitely! – Kavyansh.Singh (talk) 16:24, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Stolonica socialis[edit]

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On 3 January 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Stolonica socialis, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that orange sea grapes contain substances that have a cytotoxic effect? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Stolonica socialis. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Stolonica socialis), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 3 January 2022 (UTC)

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Welcome to the 2022 WikiCup![edit]

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Welcome to the 2022 WikiCup![edit]

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Barn owl[edit]

Would you be able to add cites for the "Synonyms" in the taxonomy box and add a "how" to the sentence "The shape of the tail is a means of distinguishing the barn owl from typical owls when seen in the air."? LittleJerry (talk) 22:58, 5 January 2022 (UTC)

Done the synonyms reference, but not the second request, as the sentence is good as it is. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 07:07, 6 January 2022 (UTC)
Sorry I met the subspecies synonyms. LittleJerry (talk) 13:20, 6 January 2022 (UTC)
I do not have access to suitable sources, you could try Jimfbleak. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 16:08, 6 January 2022 (UTC)

WikiCup question[edit]

Hi Cwmhiraeth. Can I claim points for stuff promoted/featured on the MP in january but before I signed up for the WC? Eddie891 Talk Work 14:19, 6 January 2022 (UTC)

@Eddie891: Yes you can. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 16:03, 6 January 2022 (UTC)

Ineligible Cup submissions[edit]

If I'm not mistaken, these ITN submission (on this contestant's page) are ineligible. They were promoted before January 1, and were also merely nominated (and not updated) by the contestant. —Bloom6132 (talk) 01:50, 9 January 2022 (UTC)

Also applies to the GAR submission. —Bloom6132 (talk) 01:52, 9 January 2022 (UTC)
I am working through the log and have rejected a few already. There are a tremendous number of submissions at the start of the contest. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 07:14, 9 January 2022 (UTC)
My email can be ignored. Should have come to your talk page first lol. SpencerT•C 07:02, 11 January 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Luidia savignyi[edit]

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On 11 January 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Luidia savignyi, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the starfish Luidia savignyi feeds on sea urchins and starfish, swallowing its prey whole? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Luidia savignyi. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Luidia savignyi), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 12:02, 11 January 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Aglaja tricolorata[edit]

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On 16 January 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Aglaja tricolorata, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the sea slug Aglaja tricolorata wraps its egg string around its body, forming a tangled skein? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Aglaja tricolorata. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Aglaja tricolorata), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:03, 16 January 2022 (UTC)

Regarding the WikiCup[edit]

Hey there, Cwh—Chwhm—Chrwm—Chwem—Chemw—Wcmrcw—Cmrwr—Cwmwre—cWmrth—Cthrmr—Chrtmr—Cwmrthr—Mrcthr—Cmthrth—Creatrh—Chrtmt—ah, forget it.

I would ask this at the WikiCup talk page but it's getting pretty cluttered with large discussions. Does this count towards 5 points? Like, it's a super small review, but there's nothing to review. It's a super obscure video game with little commentary written by an experienced editor. I also didn't review it with WikiCup intention, I just did a quid pro quo and then thought, "Oh right. Points!" Panini!🥪 16:57, 20 January 2022 (UTC)