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  • Israel etc. – Not sure if this is the right place to bring this up but the current wording, "Clashes between Israelis and Palestinians, escalating to airstrikes and rocket attacks, kill more than two hundred people and injure several hundred others.", seems to imply an equal number of deaths on both sides of the conflict, which is not true and probably violates NPOV as a result. Not sure what a better wording would be. Thoughts? Axem Titanium (talk) 00:25, 18 May 2021 (UTC)

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  • Q7, 2nd hook - pls add italics to Ulysses. JennyOz (talk) 07:26, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
    • Also MoLI shouldn't be bolded here, since it isn't a link. — RAVENPVFF · talk · 08:17, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
 Done Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:50, 17 May 2021 (UTC)

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  • 1958 – The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, ... world speed record of 1,404.19 miles per hour - article and ref both say this happened on 16 May. JennyOz (talk) 13:40, 16 May 2021 (UTC)
  • Sada Abe - did it "sensationalize Japan" or "cause a sensation in Japan"? I'm not convinced but it looks like they're subtly different. The Rambling Man (Stay alert! Control the virus! Save lives!!!!) 07:25, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
    I changed it to "captivated" as that seems to better represent the concept. --Jayron32 12:20, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
  • Nix (moon) etc - the lead and infobox says they were discovered on 15 June. It's a bit tenuous list this as the OTD fact as being when the photo was taken... The Rambling Man (Stay alert! Control the virus! Save lives!!!!) 08:58, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
    I think were alright here in the strict sense that May 18th really is the day when the photograph in question was taken; it wasn't analyzed by humans until June when the moons were discovered, but just because we have two different dates doesn't mean either of them is wrong in a strict sense. There's some difference of opinion to be had as to which date is more important here, but that seems like a quibble of personal preference more than anything. --Jayron32 12:20, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
    Not really, the two articles state clearly that the discovery was made 15 June. Who cares when the photo was taken? The Rambling Man (Stay alert! Control the virus! Save lives!!!!) 12:46, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
    Seeing that the blurb isn't itself incorrect, I'm inclined to let this run, but would be happy to see it moved to 15 May (not June, as per a new reference for the discovery date) in future years. — RAVENPVFF · talk · 15:45, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
    Well now the target articles have been modified to match the 15 May date, this is all getting a bit weird. The Rambling Man (Stay alert! Control the virus! Save lives!!!!) 16:08, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
    And the NASA source the confirmation took place on 14 June ("A re-examination of Hubble images taken on June 14, 2002 has essentially confirmed the presence...") so this is a proper mess. The Rambling Man (Stay alert! Control the virus! Save lives!!!!) 16:12, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
    I swapped it out for Battle of Buir Lake which is short, but well referenced. How does that work for you? --Jayron32 16:19, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
    I think it hinges on what counts as actual "confirmation" – is it the date of the earliest image that would allow confirmation, or the date of the image that was actually used for the confirmation? Either way I agree that we should move it to the actual 15 May discovery date (corroborated by an IAU source). — RAVENPVFF · talk · 21:06, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
    Buir Lake will have to do. The Rambling Man (Stay alert! Control the virus! Save lives!!!!) 21:14, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
  • Charles Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry - too much unref. The Rambling Man (Stay alert! Control the virus! Save lives!!!!) 09:03, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
  • Swapped in Omar Kayyam for this one. Does that work for you? --Jayron32 13:38, 17 May 2021 (UTC)

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Today's POTD[edit]

  • The word "commenest" is included in the summary, which doesn't look to be a valid word. I believe that it should be changed to "most common". EpicPupper (talk) 18:58, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
    "Commonest" is a genuine word: see Lexico and Merriam-Webster, for instance. — RAVENPVFF · talk · 22:03, 17 May 2021 (UTC)

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Spread positive news[edit]

Today's ITN is all about bombings, shooting and clashes ! Aren't there any positive happenings in the world ? -- Parnaval (talk) 04:58, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Welcome to 2021. [FBDB] Just for fun, though, Indonesian teacher dons clown costume to inspire children to learn the Koran might be the best headline I've seen all day. OhKayeSierra (talk) 05:34, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
A combination of 1) what sources tend to cover to lure readers 2) what WP editors like to update.—Bagumba (talk) 08:29, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
The other thing is that we don't make the news. I'd love to fill ITN with items that were much happier, but general media are a lot more doom and gloom. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 08:41, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
And Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Bennifer and the like further limits our options.—Bagumba (talk) 09:01, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
  • The fact that ITN (and news media in general) is so negative is something to think about. I'd say it flows from the fact that bad things tend to happen at a discrete time (hurricane struck at X, shooting happened at Y), whereas positive things tend to happen more as a long-term trend (poverty has declined from Year A to Year B) and to be less likely to be seen as news. There's a lot more potential for OTD to focus on positives, so perhaps that module could serve as a counterweight to ITN. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 23:43, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
  • Please be encouraged to propose positive news items at WP:ITN/C. --PFHLai (talk) 01:17, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
  • @Parnaval: A number of media organisations have dedicated good/positive news sections that may provide source material, and there are also some aggregators and dedicated subreddits you can find with a little bit of searching. Must of it tends to be niche stuff that doesn't generate the kind of coverage needed to have a chance at ITN and is unlikely to even pass GNG for an article in the first place, but if you keep an ear out and subscribe to a few feeds you may eventually find something with a chance of getting up there. Regards, (talk) 19:28, 15 May 2021 (UTC)
  • If you have to search through Reddit to find it, it's not in the news Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 20:26, 15 May 2021 (UTC)
@Lee Vilenski: I could've phrased it better but what I meant were subreddits that aggregate such content from many media sources save you the time of searching; there are also independent aggregators. The primary purpose of checking in on those would be to see if several media outlets have reported on the same thing. When you see that at least you have a good starting point for an article. Admittedly the very fact the people aggregate such news in the first place and that some media sources have dedicated sections for it when they do no such thing for bad news is a pretty good indicator of the disparity in reporting such things which of course bleeds over into our ITN, hence the earlier points. Regards, (talk) 00:03, 16 May 2021 (UTC)