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Errors in the summary of the featured article

Today's FA

For accessibility and recognizability could we insert the mention of Lackland into John's blurb? The article's lead contains it in bold. Brandmeistertalk 09:35, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[]

It's bolded in the lead because it's a redirect, to not astonish the reader. That doesn't apply to the TFA summary. What is the accessibility and recognizability concern? It seems like an editorial decision whether or not the summary should include it, but it's not clear it's an error.—Bagumba (talk) 10:13, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[]
The nickname appears to be an important part of his biography, so if it's included in the lead per MOS:INTRO, the blurb should reflect that. I agree it's not an error sensu stricto, though. Brandmeistertalk 10:36, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[]
The wording in the first bolded link at TFA has almost always reflected the wording in the article title (and not other names mentioned in the lead). That's worked well for us so far. - Dank (push to talk) 14:54, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Tomorrow's FA

Day-after-tomorrow's FA

  • there appears to be a photo available that depicts the ship featured in the blurb. (sms enns was the name of drava during its time in the austro-hungarian navy.) would this be a more appropriate image to use? the current image is one of sms inn, a ship of the same class. however, according to the featured article, inn has a significantly different design and was built by a completely separate company. admittedly, i do not know enough about copyright laws to know if there are legal reasons that prevent this photo of enns from appearing on the front page. dying (talk) 10:10, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[]
    • Licensing looks incomplete? on that image. Would likely need further attention before running that image on main page. Hog Farm Talk 15:27, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Errors with "In the news"

  • (Cricket) Sounds strange without "the" before the team names. The team articles use it rather consistently, but the match article does not. 173.49.228.131 (talk) 13:47, 18 October 2021 (UTC)[]
    Experts can confirm, but I suspect a case of MOS:ENGVAR.—Bagumba (talk) 01:10, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[]
    I also think this would be better if 'the' was added to both, but I speak British English not Indian English. No idea what the rules are there. Modest Genius talk 13:46, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Sounds absolutely fine and standard for headlines to this British English speaker. Fgf10 (talk) 13:55, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Errors in "Did you know ..."

Current DYK

Is there a reason that "druid" is capitalised in the last hook? - Dumelow (talk) 13:32, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[]

My dictionary has its entry in lowercase, but also says "often capitalized". FWIW, it's consistent with the bolded link's prose, which is uppercase.—Bagumba (talk) 14:36, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Might be an ENGVAR thing, looking at it. I note that Collins Dictionary (British English) has it lowercase "sometimes capital", but their internationalised COBUILD dictionary has it uppercase. The Cambridge English Dictionary has it lowercase only - Dumelow (talk)
First time I've ever seen the term capitalised. Fgf10 (talk) 16:43, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Next DYK

Next-but-one DYK

Errors in "On this day"

Today's OTD

Tomorrow's OTD

I've added a ref for the 768 minimum (which was also the official death toll) in the lead - Dumelow (talk) 13:43, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Day-after-tomorrow's OTD

Errors in the summary of the featured list

Friday's FL

(October 22)

Monday's FL

(October 25)

Errors in the summary of the featured picture

Today's POTD

Tomorrow's POTD

General discussion

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Other areas of Wikipedia

Can we add a link to the Teahouse to this section of the Main Page please? Mjroots (talk) 08:34, 18 October 2021 (UTC)[]