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

TFA today[edit]

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Errors in In the news[edit]

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

OTD today[edit]

OTD tomorrow[edit]

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

DYK current[edit]

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

POTD today[edit]

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Errors in the summary of the current or next featured list[edit]

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General discussion[edit]

Color of "Featured List" section[edit]

I hate seeing the Wikipedia Main Page every Monday, with the pink glare of the "Featured List" section. I understand this section was not part of the original design and has been added at a later time. The selection of pink brings the total number of primary colors used in the page to a whopping four and makes it appear like a children's website. Why not just put it inside the purple "Featured Picture" section, which is in line with the design of the page of having two sections per color? Indeed, lists and pictures do have something in common: both are complements to the main unit of the encyclopedia – the article. Jrmde3 (talk) 16:59, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

For most of us, there are only three primary colors. Daniel Case (talk) 02:56, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
I know that. I used the adjective "primary" in the graphic design sense (meaning non-accent; main), not in the color modeling sense. I am surprised that you chose to nitpick on a single word and leave aside the primary point of my message. Jrmde3 (talk) 16:23, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
I wouldn't call the colors around the section headings "primary" in that sense either. --Khajidha (talk) 13:06, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
For most of us, section headings and the backgrounds of the content beneath them are shades of the same color. Jrmde3 (talk) 14:54, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
For me, the backgrounds are so lightly colored that they are almost undetectable (when I actually use the standard Main Page view), so that the color on the section headings is just an accent color. Of course, I generally set my Main page to this and avoid the colors entirely. --Khajidha (talk) 15:32, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
I can see that this discussion isn't going to go anywhere. However, @Jrmde3:, I generally share your concerns in that TFL feels like it was inelegantly shoved in. I would support combining TFP and TFL into one purple box, but I'd like to see a real life implementation of it first and I'm afraid I'm not very good at wiki markup. Especially when it comes to testing TFL edits when such edits are only visible when there's a TFL. --haha169 (talk) 23:11, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
I too think that this change would be an improvement. I would support any proposal to make this minor modification to the Main Page. Deli nk (talk) 13:36, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

Tham Luang rescue[edit]

If I may ask, why is Tham Luang cave rescue posted again on ITN? —Angga1061 13:13, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

It was removed to make room for newer items, but later added back to ensure the two sides of the Main Page had similar lengths - the Mandela blurb today is longer than the one for Anastasia yesterday. It will be removed again once a newer item is posted or if the length of tomorrow's page is slightly shorter. Modest Genius talk 13:44, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
Oh, I see. Thanks for the information. This is new to me. —Angga1061 04:16, 19 July 2018 (UTC)
No problem. Adding and removing (old) items from In The News or On This Day is a routine part of balancing the Main Page. The cave item has been removed again because today's featured article blurb is shorter than Mandela's was. Modest Genius talk 11:46, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

Moon Landing[edit]

I know hating America is in vogue right now, but it’s still disappointing that one of mankind’s greatest achievements isn’t on the main page today. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:29, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

A fact from the Apollo 11 article was featured on Wikipedia's Main Page in the On this day... section on July 20, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013. That's nine appearances. Other things happen also. Fish+Karate 13:36, 20 July 2018 (UTC)
Like my birthday!--Khajidha (talk) 13:43, 20 July 2018 (UTC)
Please provide a reliable source for making this claim. Fish+Karate 13:46, 20 July 2018 (UTC)
One wonders what happened in 2011. No Whitey on the Moon again that year?? Martinevans123 (talk) 13:57, 20 July 2018 (UTC) p.s. not sure the hating really extends beyond one particular person there.