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

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Errors in In the news[edit]

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)

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

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I think Howcheng is still in the process of updating it. Modulus12 (talk) 03:41, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

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

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…that Filipinos became the first Asians to have a documented presence in the Americas when they landed in what is now California on 18 October 1587?

Wouldn’t that be first modern Asians? The first inhabitants of the Americas came from Asia, and there is documented (archaeological etc) evidence of their presence. (talk) 19:53, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
If we're going to be pedantic, they weren't Asians then because the name and concept of Asia didn't exist during the peopling of the Americas, though it did in 1587. It would be anachronistic to use the term Asians to describe a 15000-year old culture. --Jayron32 02:56, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
Also, they didn't have documents in 15000 BCE, so no one could have documented anything. They did in 1587 though.--Jayron32 02:57, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

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

POTD today[edit]

"One gulden" should be fully translated to "one guilder". Mjroots (talk) 05:42, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Why's that? The article doesn't mention "guilder" at all. As far as I can tell gulden is used as both singular and plural here. Thanks  — Amakuru (talk) 06:06, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

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General discussion[edit]

Pings for edit on Main Page[edit]

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)


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)

Naked woman painting on main page?[edit]

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! -- (talk) 00:42, 18 October 2018 (UTC)