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

TFA today[edit]

TFA tomorrow[edit]

Errors in In the news[edit]

  • The bold linked net neutrality article is full of CN tags or is just straight up missing refs. Posting was premature. --CosmicAdventure (talk) 00:48, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Objectively incorrect. Out of all the bolded articles in the news section, it's by far and away the best sourced article in the section right now regardless of whether you count by the total unique sources or the total individual citations. BrendonTheWizard (talk) 05:46, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
  • We don't go by total number of sources or citations; we go by the number of unsourced statements still requiring verification. An article with that many CN tags linked to the Main Page does not meet our quality standards.--Pawnkingthree (talk) 14:03, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Shouldn't "Net Neutrality" be in lowercase in that blurb? Mz7 (talk) 07:04, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Net is a proper noun, but yes for neutrality. Stephen 08:12, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

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

OTD today[edit]

Zamenhof Day still has a good chunk of the article tagged with CN. Sir Joseph (talk) 04:41, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

It has precisely two [citation needed], and no maintenance tags, so it's okay. The Rambling Man (talk) 08:23, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

OTD tomorrow[edit]

National day firstly, the page is a redirect to here. Then, there are many unreferenced items and the entire section listing the countries and national days are not referenced. Sir Joseph (talk) 04:43, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

It's not the target article so its quality is not considered. Suggest you focus on the target articles (those ones in bold) in the future. Bahrain, in this case, is the target, and is a good article with more than 300 references, and is in pretty good shape, it's not perfect by any means, but certainly good enough for main page inclusion. Of course, you are more than welcome to improve not only the target articles but those subsidiary links, even if it's just to source Bahrain's national day for the purposes of tomorrow. The Rambling Man (talk) 08:27, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

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

DYK current[edit]

  • I was expecting it to have closed by this point, but since it hasn't: the link to "catalog number" in the sixth hook is to an article with an AfD tag, and I think that's generally frowned upon for 'from the front page'. - The Bushranger One ping only 04:34, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
Here for the same reason. If it were a new nomination it should be speedily kept by the last criteria. But the nomination long predates its appearance on the front page, and must have been overlooked. Probably easiest to delink it at this point; it’s not the main point of the entry, and as-is is rather untidy right up against another link.--JohnBlackburnewordsdeeds 16:21, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Another day, another lop-sided main page. Either needs a long-ish hook to be recycled or one of the OTD items to be removed. The Rambling Man (talk) 09:34, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
    Anyone? The Rambling Man (talk) 15:21, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

DYK next[edit]

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

POTD today[edit]

POTD tomorrow[edit]

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

General discussion[edit]

Suggestion:Use this Talk space[edit]

Suggest using this talk space for directing general discussion that comes in. This is because its visible from the Main Page, and if people aren't just interested in the Main Page or in Wikipedia in general, they are interested in finding other talk avenues like WP:Village Pump and other more topically specific places. At least spruce up its direction and access to the main talk channels because they aren't visually well separated from the Main Page stuff. Kiipanraken (talk) 03:51, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

The beige box at the top of this page does have a link to the Village Pump, and to several other places. Do you have a more specific suggestion? Art LaPella (talk) 04:59, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
Yes, thank you for asking. Something where the elements that deal with the Main Page are separate from the elements that deal with the project, so that each are featured, but separately. Note, was tinkering with Talk:Main Page/HelpBox/Draft. -Kiipanraken (talk) 06:19, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
Perhaps immediately below the 'General discussion' header there should be 'Do you want The Village Pump (for general discussions)' - the box above does tend to 'float out of the viewing space' when editing the talk page. Jackiespeel (talk) 14:38, 14 December 2017 (UTC)