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Errors in the summary of the featured articleEdit

Please do not remove this invisible timestamp. See WT:ERRORS and WP:SUBSCRIBE. - Dank (push to talk) 01:24, 29 September 2022 (UTC)

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  • "1266 – Mudéjar revolt: King James I of Aragon entered the Muslim-held city of Murcia (depicted), conquered following its surrender three days earlier." Two issues. (1) It was no longer Muslim-held if it had surrendered: use "Muslim-populated" or just "Muslim". (2) Say either "conquered" or "following its surrender", not both, since both refer to the same event. So my suggestion is "1266 – Mudéjar revolt: King James I of Aragon entered the Muslim city of Murcia (depicted) following its surrender three days earlier." JMCHutchinson (talk) 20:21, 2 February 2023 (UTC)

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"1820 – Chilean War of Independence: Chilean forces captured the city of Valdivia and its harbour, depriving the Spanish Empire of an important naval base."

I couldn't see a citation in the article for the date or that it was an important naval base - Dumelow (talk) 10:09, 2 February 2023 (UTC)
Valdivian Fort System has some additional refs I think about the importance of the harbour. Chilean navy could be a ref for the date. (Just off to work so cannot fix this). Secretlondon (talk) 11:57, 2 February 2023 (UTC)

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Errors in the summary of the featured listEdit

Friday's FLEdit

(February 3, today)

A few things i picked up - Dumelow (talk) 07:48, 29 January 2023 (UTC)

  • The second to fourth sentences are not verifiable by the source cited
    • I trimmed a bunch, since it was barely relevant. I left the line of basic info about the academy, which I don't think needs an inline citation. The trim does not affect the TFL blurb. Firefangledfeathers (talk / contribs) 04:50, 31 January 2023 (UTC)
  • Why "as of May 2022", can it be updated to 2023? It's not the date of completion of her training as she flew to the ISS in November 2021
    "As of" statements are not generally meant to display the current date/year – that would not be very informative. Instead they're best used to indicate when a certain statement first became true. Incidentally, I can't find any reliable information on when training ends, so 2017 (when Barron was selected) is probably a better year to use. — RAVENPVFF · talk · 23:47, 1 February 2023 (UTC)
    That's not my understanding of how works. The date is supposed to be the last point at which the fact was verified (and cited as such), not the date on which the present situation came into being. Under WP:As of#Article maintenance it tells us "The most demanding, and also most important, is to go through the above categories checking the statements that have been tagged, updating the statement or "as of" tag wherever possible" (emphasis mine). This means that we should be verifying that the statement is still true and updating the year any time we notice that it has become outdated. In this case, it definitely seems correct to say "as of 2023" rather than 2022 or 2017, which simply introduce doubt for the reader where none is warranted, so I've updated the blurb and article accordingly. Cheers  — Amakuru (talk) 10:19, 2 February 2023 (UTC)
  • "forty-two were part of the Space Shuttle program" doesn't seem to be verifiable in the article. Counting all the entries mentioning "STS" gives 40 astronauts. Presumably Stephen Thorne (astronaut) and Sunita Williams were also part of the programme but this is not stated.
    • Thorne and Williams updated to mention their connection to the shuttle program. I count 42. Firefangledfeathers (talk / contribs) 04:50, 31 January 2023 (UTC)
  • Not sure why we don't mention the programmes of the last two astronauts (presumably SpaceX?)
    • Dumelow, I believe I've addressed all the above items except this last one, and I'm not sure what you mean. Are you suggesting a change is needed to the blurb or the article? I did update the list items of the last two astronauts. Firefangledfeathers (talk / contribs) 04:50, 31 January 2023 (UTC)
Thanks for those fixes Firefangledfeathers. What I meant was that the last two SpaceX astronauts are not mentioned in the blurb. It's fine as it is but just seemed strange to single them out by omission - Dumelow (talk) 13:43, 31 January 2023 (UTC)

Monday's FLEdit

(February 6)

Errors in the summary of the featured pictureEdit

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"The Moon lacks a true atmosphere, and the absence of oxygen and water eliminates erosion due to weather."

The source cited says nothing about lack of oxygen hindering erosion only "the main reason for the gradual lunar slopes is that there is no water or ice erosion, as on earth, to cur deep valleys and shape mountain crags, or tectonic activity to toss up crumpled mountain ranges" - Dumelow (talk) 07:42, 3 February 2023 (UTC)

"In addition to impacts, the geomorphology of the lunar surface has been shaped by volcanism, but this ended around 1 billion years ago."

Article lead states "In addition to impacts, the geomorphology of the lunar surface has been shaped by volcanism,[4][5] which is now thought to have ended less than 50 million years ago.[6]"; the main body states "The majority of basaltic eruptions occurred between about 3 and 3.5 Ga ago, though some mare samples have ages as old as 4.2 Ga, and the youngest (based on the method of crater counting) are thought to have erupted 1 billion years ago" but is uncited - Dumelow (talk) 07:45, 3 February 2023 (UTC)


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