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Errors in the summary of the featured article[edit]

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The bolded part of this sentence sounds very awkward and non-fluent to me. How about using the wording from the actual article instead - "...and ends exits at the Mississippi River crossing at Clinton?" -Elmer Clark (talk) 02:44, 4 December 2021 (UTC)
But US 30 doesn't end there, just the Iowa portion. US 30 continues on both sides of the state, thus the terms "enter" and "exit" were used.--Wehwalt (talk) 03:04, 4 December 2021 (UTC)
Good point, thanks - I edited my suggestion. -Elmer Clark (talk) 03:07, 4 December 2021 (UTC)
please note that there is more than one crossing of the mississippi river at clinton, so perhaps "a Mississippi River crossing" would be more appropriate. (also, i am assuming that you had meant to link "Mississippi River".) dying (talk) 04:50, 4 December 2021 (UTC)
"Exits" seems weird and jargony as a verb for a highway's exit ramps. Suggest something about the highway's last exit ramps in Iowa. (Vox populi: This user finds most articles about U.S. highways boring.) – Sca (talk) 13:14, 4 December 2021 (UTC)
From what I can tell from Google Maps, US 30 is not limited access in Clinton and the last opportunity to leave it is a four-way intersection shortly before the river. What about just changing "exits" to "leaves the state"?--Wehwalt (talk) 14:06, 4 December 2021 (UTC)

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Errors with "In the news"[edit]

  • For the top ITN item, "The Indian agriculture acts are repealed after..." - isn't "the" a little vague for someone unfamiliar with the situation? Imo it would be better as "Three Indian agriculture acts are repealed after...". And if I'd written the blurb I would've included "...repealed by Parliament after..." for more detail. W. Tell DCCXLVI (talk to me!/c) 08:00, 4 December 2021 (UTC)
  • To be fair, the first sentence of the linked 2020_Indian_agriculture_acts says there were three acts. Black Kite (talk) 08:44, 4 December 2021 (UTC)

Errors in "Did you know ..."[edit]

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Errors in "On this day"[edit]

Today's OTD[edit]

  • "In two separate engagements in the Battle of Pontvallain ..." doesn't really make sense. 'In two separate engagements known as the Battle of Pontvallain'? (As co-nominator of the article at FAC.) Gog the Mild (talk) 12:01, 4 December 2021 (UTC)
    • Agreed that Gog's wording is an improvement. Aza24 (talk) 19:27, 4 December 2021 (UTC)

Tomorrow's OTD[edit]

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Errors in the summary of the featured list[edit]

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Errors in the summary of the featured picture[edit]

Today's POTD[edit]

  • There is something strange happening with the "Recently featured" POTDs? JennyOz (talk) 01:10, 4 December 2021 (UTC)
    • Sorry, I can't see a difference. Windows 10, two different browsers. Art LaPella (talk) 02:36, 4 December 2021 (UTC)
      • it looks like the template was manually created due to the unusual layout, and updating the linked text was accidentally overlooked. as a result, if you click on, for example, the link labelled "Giuseppe Verdi", you will see a picture of a northern royal albatross (presumably not named "Giuseppe Verdi"). nice catch, JennyOz. dying (talk) 05:01, 4 December 2021 (UTC)

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Any other Main Page errors[edit]

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