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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]

"In U.S. television, The Handmaid's Tale wins Best Drama and Veep wins Best Comedy..." The names of these awards are Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series. No need to capitalize the purely descriptive titles in the blurb. Primergrey (talk) 00:29, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

No it's fine as it stands, common practice to do so. The Rambling Man (talk) 04:57, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
If it were common practice I'm pretty confident that the article itself would do it. It is akin to writing that the Vince Lombardi Trophy is awarded to the Best Team In Football.Primergrey (talk) 05:03, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
Not really. It's not an error, and helps the reader. It's effectively our house style at ITN, see all past Academy Awards listings too. The Rambling Man (talk) 06:58, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

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

OTD today[edit]

OTD tomorrow[edit]

Italicised. Alex ShihTalk 09:09, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

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

DYK current[edit]

DYK next[edit]

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]

General discussion[edit]


TFP (picture) not on mobile[edit]

I'm just curious. Why is WP:TFP (picture OTD) not showing in (my) mobile view? Would be so much nicer! Any past discussions? -DePiep (talk) 23:12, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

For years, TFA and ITN have been the only main page content loaded on mobile versions of wikipedia. See prior discussion e.g. here (on WP:VPT) and here (on Talk:Main Page). There are probably more previous threads if you go digging around in the archives enough... Caeciliusinhorto (talk) 07:46, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, led me straight to the answer. (It omitted is to keep mobile main page lean for high loading speed). -DePiep (talk) 08:15, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
We are 8 years on from that original consideration however. It's no longer the primary reason we don't include that section. It's mostly because we still don't have a responsive main page, instead of one based on tables. If we would then that would simply be shown, and not this excerpt, which is a mechanism that has since been deprecated. Unfortunately main page designs have proven to be so controversial that few people want to give a go at that. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 08:37, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

Tags placed on current DYK[edit]

Can someone explain to me why KATMAKROFAN keeps insisting that Plated (meal kits), which is currently on the main page should be tagged. I may be too close to the article, but I don't understand the complaints.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 04:59, 19 September 2017 (UTC)