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DYK Wrapped July 2022[]

Is the bird carrying an egg in its stomach? "No one knows if a bird in flight has an egg in its stomach." African proverb

I have always loved that proverb and I am sure it has many meanings. I hope it has some meaning for you.

Hello, and welcome to the July DYK wrap up. Our DYK warrior Leeky, has taken some personal R&R so it falls on others to pick up slack. It fell on me to do the wrap! Thank you all for being good to one another and for encouraging participants... and for tweaking, reviewing, proposing, discussing, fussing ...well - you get the idea. I went back and looked at all number one hooks of each month this year. The sum total of all views on every number one hook from January to June 2022 was 252,306. July's hook got an eye popping 287,463 views! Our best performing hooks of July:

Did you know...

Special Mention hooks[]

Flying Ballon Girl on the West Bank wall (18,583 views in 24 hours)

I just like this West Bank Wall graffiti art article for the hopeful beautiful image.

Quirky hooks that were appreciated[]

Quirky hooks that went underappreciated[]

Here are some of our July quirky hooks that went under-appreciated. Did you know...

And special mention to the triples[]

Thank you BlueMoonset for helping us find the hooks that need attention. You are also on point at all times. @Narutolovehinata5, Kusma, EEng, Schwede66, Amakuru, SL93, Z1720, Gerda Arendt, Mandarax, Theleekycauldron, Wugapodes, Maile66, Maury Markowitz, Gatoclass, Sammi Brie, and TSventon: all kept our little corner of the front page working. We all missed Leeky for a few weeks and I thought of them when I saw some hand wringing over the lack of prep builders. Luckily Z1720 was available to help! Thanks to Valereee for providing helpful guidance in these endeavors. I have been proud to work with this fine group of ors, and I am energized by the thought of us helping one another and making learning fun! In DYK we forgive mistakes easily and we pitch in when work backs up. DYK may be the most accessible section of the front page and it is because of you.

Thank you all so much for your hard work and attention to detail! And of course, I need Leeky to show me how to add this to the wrapped section. Grrr. "You're killin' me, Smalls!" Bruxton (talk) 03:13, 2 August 2022 (UTC) Bruxton (talk) 03:13, 2 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK's June (and May!) wrapped, 2022[]

C. J. Cregg: ... he wants to know if we want to say something funny.
Carol Fitzpatrick: "That's twice in four years, some of you guys must really be mad at me?"
C. J.: Something funnier than that, but... yeah.
From The West Wing's "Evidence of Things Not Seen" (2003)

Hi everyone, and welcome to yet another installment of the DYK wrapped! I hope we've all come to accept by now that this is just gonna be an on-off thing for the foreseeable future. For now, we shall start as we have always done, with a selection of our best-performing hooks![a] Did you know...

Lunch atop a Skyscraper - Charles Clyde Ebbets.jpg
Bronx Zoo exhibit of The Most Dangerous Animal In The World cropped.jpg
Juneteenth flag nova.jpg
Cosmic Egg (42665690074).jpg
Miraculous mulberry from Dinoša.jpg

Good stuff, quite good stuff. So, what's happened? Quite a lot! No huge, flashy RfCs, but we have been attempting to start our very first rendition of the "unreviewed backlog mode" proposal as the backlog of unreviewed hooks spiked. I have consistently delayed my promise to implement an approved bot that will check for post-promotion modifications to hooks, but we have introduced PSHAW, the Prep Set's Half-Assed Workbench, an automatic DYK promotion tool! It makes life much easier for those who work in the preps. The table column that gives us the approved hook count broke... twice, actually! We've had a couple discussions on who gets to decide what goes in the image slot, a discussion on how and if the Juneteenth flag should get an image slot (spoiler alert: it did), and more discussions about hook accuracy – the last being courtesy of WP:ERRORS. And though we've welcomed new nominators and welcomed back old faces, we've also had to say goodbye to our longtime prepper, SL93, as he takes a well-earned indefinite break from the craziness that is DYK's promotion process. Speaking of the prep set promotion process, has the SOHA been moved yet?

yes, actually.

Oh, lovely! Big thanks to Wugapodes! As a special nod to Schwede66, I want to (four months late) mention his work on the Weston House hook. As he left on my talk page:

Weston House was part of a triple nom. Stunning architecture, highest heritage rating, and it got bowled soon after the Christchurch earthquakes. Once I had written the article, I contacted the owner; really just to draw her attention to it as it was clear from her blog that she had a deep affinity for the building. She loved it! Got a real thrill out of seeing her old house on Wikipedia. Told me that her husband, with whom she had a shared love for the building, had since died. She dug out some neat photos and I coached her how to upload them to Commons. That's where we got the eventual lead hook photo from, with that photo classes better than the one it replaced while the hook sat in the queue. And to top it all off, by pure coincidence we had this on the MP on her wedding day, which she was very pleased with.

We do make a difference on the personal level sometimes :) Lastly, our lovely quality quirkies, which are much easier to find now that the WP:DYKSTATS page has been largely overhauled by yours truly! Actually, to tangent about that for just a second – if you go there, and to the "Monthly DYK pageview leaders" tab, you can see all kinds of cool month-over-month stats to show how DYK hooks perform! It's easy to find your own hooks, and copy and paste the template code to make your own table. And now, back to the quality quirkies! Did you know...

That is all I've got – hopefully, finishing the modification checker comes soon? I've got no guarantees. Excited for what comes next, both at the preps and all over DYK – happy July, everyone!

Notes

  1. ^ The seven highest hooks from May 2022 outperformed all hooks from June 2022, despite similar averages, so I've just printed the top three from May followed by the top three from June.
Comment: Thanks for the update. I have one of my own favorite quotes from W2: "If You Were In An Accident I Wouldn't Stop For Red Lights." - Donna Moss
Bruxton (talk) 15:36, 4 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK's April (and March!) wrapped, 2022[]

Sam Seaborn: Generally speaking, we try to do it on the first of every month.
Toby Ziegler: We've done it twice in twelve months.
Sam: We're a little behind.
From The West Wing's "The Crackpots and These Women" (1999)

Yeah, that's right... this is still a thing. Hello everyone, and welcome to DYK's April/March/whatever the hell wrap! For those of you who are new to this, sometime around the beginning of every month (or every two months, when I just... don't), I try to review the last month at DYK in terms of our most well-performing hooks, our policy developments, and the state of the prep sets. I also (try) for humour! To start off, a round of applause for some of our best-performing hooks of the past couple months! Did you know...

Scuola francese, mefistofele e margaretta, dal faust, 1890 ca. 02.jpg
Shoe mirror illustration.png
Lisa Winter - What Robot Would You Like to Build.jpg
Sickles leg.jpg
Olena Stepanivin in 1915.jpg

That shoe-mirrors was part of our April Fools' Day set for this year! We extended the set to ten hooks, and I'm quite proud of the results :) Plus, Lisa Winter seemed to like her hook along with the rest of us :)

It's been... a busy two months. We settled our policy on Russia/Ukraine hooks throughout the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. Without gravedancing, I'll say that we had quite a bit of trouble with a new DYKer named Venkat TL, leading to 1, 2, 3... a lot of discussions. We also have an ongoing (can someone please close it) discussion on a bot that records post-promotion hook pages on the nomination's talk page. I've opened a BRFA, but it's not getting much attention so far. Hey, speaking of unclosed discussions, Has the SOHA been moved yet?

no.

Shucks. On a brighter note, we've had quite a few new prep builders getting their sea legs! A warm welcome aboard to this Voyage of the Damned to Z1720, Bruxton, and Rlink2, and thanks to SL93, Kavyansh.Singh (yes I know you've got big Featured Articles to write or whatever), 97198, and Kingsif for keepin' DYK goin'. Just as well, too, because we've been in the early days of piloting a new program to assist with prep building! I call it PSHAW, which stands for the Prep Set's Half-Assed Workbench. I also attempted to debut a web program for counting DYK nominations (the Plaintext Automatic Nomination Tallying System, or PANTS),[a] but it turned out to be buggy as crap so that's shelved for a later time. My WP:DYKSTATS program now also does its best to notify nominators when their hooks are on the stats page with {{DYK views}}.

And now, for the quirky hooks that went unappreciated by our readership![b] Did you know...

That's all I've got for you—sorry that it was gone last month! Good luck to all of our nominators, thank you to all of our prep builders and @DYK admins: ; have a great May, y'all!

Notes

  1. ^ It really must be unfortunate for y'all that I get to name the programs I write; if SD0001 wrote it, it would've just been called "DYK-promotion-helper" or something.
  2. ^ Some also went unappreciated by me, since we kinda ran out of quirkies for a while there...

theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (she/they) 22:31, 5 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK's February wrap, 2022[]

Donna Moss (Janel Moloney): My value here is that I have no value?
Josh Lyman (Bradley Whitford): You have enormous value to me. You have no value to Eastern Europe.
From The West Wing's "The Lame Duck Congress" (2000)

By the grace of the Whatever high atop The Thing, this one's somehow on time. Welcome to another installment of the DYK wrapped, everybody! It has been quite a month here, and I do hope you all are as jazzed to start this next one as I am, because I'm really not going to stop making these write-ups until someone tells me the joy is long dead. Let's hop to it with our most viewed hooks of the month! (Did you know...)

Gigante dell'Appennino del Giambologna.jpg
Deerfield, IL Pie house.jpg
Mothica 2018 (cropped).jpg
Buchenwald Prisoners Roll Call 10105.jpg
Marsden Rock in 1990 - geograph.org.uk - 2261806.jpg

Before we get to anything substantive that happened this month, has the SOHA been moved yet?

no.

Excellent, moving on. Last week, the world's political climate was upended with the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. The shock of the offensive has rippled around the world, so it's no surprise that we've seen some waves here in this corner of the internet. In particular, Kingsif had raised the notion that running hooks that could be seen as commentary on the conflict, whether or not they are neutrally written, could be construed to run afoul of DYK's rule against hooks that promote one side of an ongoing dispute. The DYK nominations for Russia (nom), Attack on Snake Island (nom), and Yulia Tolopa (nom) are all on hold while this discussion continues on multiple pages. Not running our entries for German victory parade in Paris (1871) and Lazar Bicherakhov was also considered, but both ran in the end in the set that's currently on the Main Page as I write this.

We started the month off running two sets a day, but it looked like we were getting pretty close to dropping below 60 approved hooks; on the third of the month, I put some hooks in some sets, and announced that we had dropped below 60 hooks. That, as it turned out, was in error; I had misjudged the way the bot would count the number of approved hooks and made an inaccurate prediction as to how my changes would play out. By the time the error was discovered, dropping below 60 again was out of reach, so we reverted back to two-a-days. Five days later, by 9 February, we had (really that time) dropped below 60, so I put out another announcement, with the diffs to show that I wasn't jumping the gun. Because of the special occasion swaps that were required at the time, we ended up waiting a couple of days before making the switch.[a]

For some of our quality quirkies that went unappreciated by our readership: (Did you know...)

In other news, we had a brief idea from Schwede66 to shoehorn in a secret "special occasion" hook on the bio of someone who was going to win an award, but the way in which it was proposed and executed gave quite a few ors pause. I tried to get y'all in on some ideas that I had written a bot to perform, which (with the exception of the hook modification notification system) received the delightful response that is absolute silence. So, that discussion is probably coming back if I ever have the wherewithal to write it. Our prep-set builders' class of SL93, Kavyansh.Singh, and I ruminated on the difficulty of attracting new prep set ors. And we had quite a few discussions on the role of misdirection in DYK hooks.

Welp, that's all I've got; super excited for International Women's Day coming up. Mark your calendars, this March 8th! I'm really, really hoping to get my West Wing character of choice in on time. As always, a huge thank you to all the admins that keep the queues running. See y'all next month, and have a lovely and springy March! theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (she/they) 07:58, 1 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Notes

  1. ^ See, I was worried at the time that by waiting two days, we would bleed hooks too fast, making it difficult to build prep sets. In the end, we only dropped below 25.

DYK's January wrap, 2022[]

... That's 'cause you don't know the story of Fishhooks McCarthy... corrupt politician on the Lower East Side in the '20s. Every morning he stopped at the St. James Church on Oliver Street and said the same prayer: "O Lord, give me health and strength. We'll steal the rest".
Donna Moss (Janel Moloney), from The West Wing's "Guns Not Butter" (2003)

Hi everyone, welcome back to yet another installment of the DYK Wrap! Since this is so late, I'll keep it very brief—let's hop to it, shall we?

For our most viewed hooks of the month, drumroll please... (Did you know...)

Marshall Sherman with 28th Virginia battle flag (cropped).jpg
Veronica May Innes (1940 - 1945).jpg
Wordle 196 example.svg

Pretty excellent draw! I was happily surprised to see two of the top five not have an image. Wordle, of course, has gone crazy-viral as of late, and here's to hoping Minnesota keeps that flag until it crumbles to dust. Also, we had hooks that mentioned broken toes, broken fingers, and broken feet; I suppose the bones really are connected.

For the boring internal-works stuff, I had to make my appearances at the prep sets part time this month due to schoolwork, so thanks to everyone who covered, especially SL93 and Kavyansh.Singh :) and we were pretty much at two-a-day the whole month! Pretty sure we'll stay there, because of wikicup. But not so much in policy this month; we still haven't moved the SOHA, so I'm starting to think that's going to become a running segment... Has the SOHA been moved yet?

no.

I'm fine with waiting, honestly—we can do a ribbon-cutting when we finally move it, just for some spice :) In all seriousness, the story of the month was probably a user getting topic banned from DYK. I'm not... inclined to use this space to get into this, so I've linked the discussion if you want to read on your own—and try not to discuss it here, either. We also had someone (who has confidentially requested that we here at the DYK wrap not name her) request a mop for DYK purposes, but whoever it was, they had to withdraw.

Lastly, our quality quirkies of the month:

Welp, that's all I've got; like I said in another recent post, I'm going to start to try to release these before the month is over, given my inability to function without a deadline :) Thanks for tuning in, y'all, and have a lovely (rest of your) February! theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (she/they) 10:21, 6 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK's December wrap, 2021[]

The number of people whose permission I need before I can do whatever the hell I want... Let me tell you something—there's really a lot to be said for fascism.
Josh Lyman (Bradley Whitford), on The West Wing's "Bad Moon Rising" (2001)

Welcome back, everyone! :D I'm sorry this is so late, I've been super busy and trying to catch up on stuff. It's been a hell of a year, and I say that even though I wasn't even around here for the half of it. Because of that (and to the disappointment of my husband), i'll be leaning a little heavier on summarizing this month rather than the entire year. No reason to skimp on December for having the rotten luck of being the last month, after all. Also, next month's will be shorter, I promise. Let's hop to it!

As always, an ovation for our most-viewed hooks of the month: (Did you know...)

Outstanding in the Field table setting on beach.jpg
Lampetra fluviatilis.jpg
3 utilities problem plane.svg
Tusks in City of Mombasa.jpg

To let you in on a secret, I actually really like the two-a-day sets :) sometimes it feels too quiet around here. Nonetheless, we switched over to one-a-day on the 21st, just before Christmas. Speaking of which, the Christmas sets! I'm sorry to report that they were not... the best performers, but I wouldn't have it any other way. We had fantastic sets for Christmas and Christmas eve, and thank you so much to everyone who contributed! There was a little bit of disagreement over how to best format the Christmas sets; some thought the sets should all be run in one day, while others wanted to run one set on Christmas Eve and another on Christmas Day to utilize the December 24 hooks. In the end, when we switched to one-a-days on the 21st, we swapped queues to opt for the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day sets (a swap and switch, by the way, for which I nearly got shishkabobed—right here at WT:DYK). We are also still waiting on the incredibly important moving of the SOHA from the bottom to the top, since Wugapodes is quite busy lately transcending the mere mortals to join the High ArbCom (congrats, by the way :D). Lastly, there was quite a bit of sprawl when Kingsif swept of all of the prep sets and queues for mistakes, leading to lots and lots of discussions and hook swaps. Thanks to everyone who discussed and found solutions, and thanks to Kingsif for the vigilance!

And finally, for our ever-wonderful quality quirkies that did not receive that sweet sweet validation of making WP:DYKSTATS—there were so many this month, unfortunately: (Did you know...)

Year-end wrap[]

Just when you think, you're in control,
Just when you think, you got a hold,
Just when you get on a roll,
Oh here it goes, here it goes, here it goes again...
OK Go, "Here It Goes Again" (2006)

Like I said before, I really only got here in August. I read through most of the archives, and was going to try and highlight the most important thing that happened every month—but the announcement of Yoninah's death in March weighed too heavily on anything else to be found. Instead, I'd like to use this space to share something with y'all as I intersperse our most-viewed DYK images and hooks for the year. I promise, this extremely uncharacteristic display of emotion will be as brief as possible and most definitely non-recurring.

Growing up, it was kinda hard to find common ground with others interest-wise. I was, and am, pretty personable (if i do say so myself), but I'm still kind of an oddball. My parents might have cared what my grade in geometry was, but probably not what I found interesting from the class (for the record: t'was logic and proofs. That shtuss ruled.) So, I did lots of cool projects and spreadsheets and documents, but all of it just sat in folders. And even when the results were interesting to others, they didn't care about the process, or all the things I learned along the way, making me feel trapped in that respect. I still got by socially just fine, and today I'm so lucky to have my friends and husband and family; I love them all to the stars and back. Let's be real, though—none of the other going-into-eighth graders that year toted the mueller report and a graphing calculator to summer camp.

I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I volunteered to build one (1) prep set here nearly five months ago, just as a what-if. But I'm sitting here, after a length of time that feels like both the blink of an eye and an eternity, and I feel such gratitude. It's crazy to me that I get to be a part of this place that celebrates knowledge and discovery—not for the sake of grades, or a paycheck, or fame, but just because we're all committed to making a more knowledgeable space for everyone. It feels like, after quite some time, that I get to be among peers who value the work I do—in barnstars and buttons and praise, sure, but more importantly in genuine discussion and interest and collaboration towards a common goal. That is irreplaceably valuable to me.

So, I'd like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to everyone who made my experience on the site both enjoyable and impactful. I wish you all a bright 2022, full of storytelling and curiosity :) Cheers!

Notes

  1. ^ My favourite hook of the year is, without question: ... that the manufacturers of Hedgehog Flavour Crisps were taken to court under the Trade Descriptions Act as they did not contain actual hedgehog?

theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (they/she) 13:21, 7 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK's November wrap, 2021[]

I thought I'd start these monthly wraps with an epigraph to summarize this month at DYK, a specific experience from this month at DYK, or the DYK experience in general. Our first epigraph is as follows:

The internet people have gone crazy.
Josh Lyman (Bradley Whitford), on The West Wing (2002)

It's me. I'm internet people. Ladies, gentlemen, and everyone betwixt, welcome to DYK's November wrap! Coincidentally, Spotify Wrapped was just released (and its article should be on DYK in a few days!), so I'm also staring, open-mouthed in horror, at the fact that 34% of my top-songs playlist is literally just Hamilton. College applications were due last night, so I'm running off of two hours of sleep, Dr Pepper, and pure spite—let's get into it!

As is tradition, a round of applause for our most-viewed hooks of the month: (Did you know...)

Ahegao Belle Delphine.gif
Close up of Horned Helmet (797094630).jpg
Carl Griffith bread side 2.jpg
Susan Catania.jpg
Anne Saxelby (1981–2021).jpg

Side note here: Dumelow had like fifteen gagillion hooks on the stats page on this month—idk how they do it, but whatever secret sauce they've figured out, it's good.

I really was hoping for a quieter month in the one-a-days, but we spent about half of it running two sets a day, for a total of 45 sets and 360 hooks this month—fortunately, the show went on just fine! Lots of admins helped promote to queues (I understand Ritchie333 and Hog Farm dangled their feet in the water), and given that we perennially run DYK's queue backlog like a sick American with a GoFundMe page for their medical bills, I very much appreciate the admins who are sufficiently guilted by our cries for help and hope they will consider making their one-time contributions monthly :) as for prep builders, Vaticidalprophet dipped their toes back in the water, and of course the ever-helpful SL93 and Kavyansh.Singh lent their hands to make sure we weren't running two sets a day forever. I was surprised by how long it went on, actually, but I can see from WP:Recent additions that there are entire months that ran on two a day; so I'm just going to be thankful for what we got.

I'd also like to highlight our well-performing non-image hooks, because 78ths of our hooks should probably make up at least a third of this wrap: (Did you know...)

Speaking of an unquiet month, we had quite a bit going on behind the scenes! And I think you know what I mean when I say that; the one discussion that was so controversial, so fiery, as to dwarf nearly every other discussion for the month and temporarily cast a shadow on the decision-making of DYK. I'm talking, of course, *dramatic setup* about this question from DrThneed about whether we still do International Women's Day...

No, obviously I'm overdramatically referring to the Belle Delphine thingamadoodle. Umm, long story short, the entry that ended up being our most-viewed hook of the month (see above) was not exactly... uncontroversially interesting. While most respected WP:NOTCENSORED, some thought that the hook being reviewed, promoted, and ran was poor orial oversight and didn't reflect well on Wikipedia's reputation. Others thought that the hook was fine, and pointed out that DYK had ran much more explicit images. The hook did end up running the full twelve hours, and Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da, life went on, although I'd like to input that the highlight of that discussion was Gerda Arendt being thoroughly unimpressed. We also restarted our starting-to-become-perennial discussion about whether we really need to haul in admins to keep this place running, and the discussion was closed after it became clear that 1. there was no consensus among admins and 2. the venn diagram of people the admins trust to promote preps to queues and people who actually want to do it is, like, almost no one. We're still figuring out how to implement SD0001's fancy new gadget, and EEng's find from several years ago on or conduct guidelines was quietly archived as well—a shame, it might have come in handy for the Belle Delphine thing? Who knows.

Moving on, we also had some changes to the way the WP:DYKSTATS page is operated, due to the valiant efforts of our bold, efficient, and dare I say vivacious young theleekycauldron. We now have a script to semi-automate the updating of the monthly stats table, which allows one or to maintain a page instead of relying on multiple ors to add their own hooks. We also stopped penalizing hooks for lingering interest, and some other cool behind-the-scenes changes to the page that make it easier to and nicer-looking! So, if something changed for the better this month here at DYK... it was probably that, because our equally important discussion about whether the Special occasion holding area belongs at the top or bottom hasn't been closed yet due to the absence of Shubinator.

Lastly, here are some of our quality quirkies from this month that were left unappreciated by our readers (who needs 'em, they don't know what's good): (Did you know...)

So, what have we learned? We've learned that no one really wants to promote queues (except me, but i'm certifiable anyway). We've learned that things stop moving a little when Shubinator takes a break. And, of course, we've learned that if you're considering putting an adult film actress in the image slot, you should probably... think it through first. Lessons noted—since quiet is apparently a dream of the foolhardy, here's to an... interesting December for us all! theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (they/them) 09:41, 3 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK's October wrap, 2021[]

Hi everyone, and welcome to DYK's October wrap! I thought it'd be fun to try and take a look at the past month through hooks, policy proposals, prep-set things, and generally summarize what's been going on. Let's get into it!

First, let's give a big round of applause to our most-viewed hooks of October 2021! Did you know ...

Bond Street, Muang Thong Thani, 2021.jpg
JimmyCarterPortrait (cropped).jpg
Christus carthusian.jpg
Feetloaf! it's what's for dinner!.jpg

Speaking of feetloaf, that was our lead-off in our special Halloween set, which did quite well—four of the eight hooks are on the Wikipedia:DYKSTATS page for the month, which is great! Thanks to everyone who contributed a hook there!

In terms of the prep sets, we ran one a day right up until the last third of the month, when we switched to two a day—thanks to all the admins who promoted preps to queues during this time, it's much appreciated and I'm happy we're past that now. I understand that Kavyansh.Singh has been getting their sea legs at the prep sets of DYK—welcome Kavyansh, it's nice to know that you're helping with something much more valuable and long-lasting than your fifteen bajillion Featured Articles or whatever (i only jest). As always, thanks to SL93 and Cwmhiraeth for helping fill prep sets as well, and to Ravenpuff and Mandarax for doing all the formatting fixes we keep forgetting about.

For policy proposals, we have EEng's dug-up find from a couple of years ago on hook etiquette, a DYK gadget that looks quite fancy from SD0001, a proposal from Valereee and myself to move the Special Occasion Holding Area to the top, a half-baked idea from me to include audio narrations of different items on the Main Page, a possible 4/20 set from Valereee, and a proposal to loosen up on our "no DYK runs twice" rule, all of which are also ongoing. There was also a proposal from me to include an emergency hook storage area, which was shot down, a pedantic spat on whether or not to include (pictured) in every single lead hook, and a discussion prompted by an IP on whether we were just too obsessed with WandaVision (I know I'm nuts for the show). We also wrapped up some of the details from the proposal for "unreviewed backlog mode" from August.

Lastly, I want to highlight some hooks that didn't make the stats page, but I found to be quality quirkys regardless:

That's all I've got for you, i did try to keep it brief—thanks to everyone who helped keep the wheels of DYK spin, be it nominations, reviews, prep building, queue promotion, or the mere act of existing as BlueMoonset—and here's to a enjoyable, but maybe quieter, November! theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (they/them) 21:10, 1 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]