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I just replaced a birth/death event. This is the first time I have ever made such a change myself, but Constantine X Doukas was on the wrong day according to that article. Art LaPella (talk) 01:35, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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Wikipedia:Picture of the day

Picture of the day is a feature on the main page that is urgently in need of other participants. There is no co-ordinator and I have been listing most of the POTDs myself, but now have less time to devote to Wikipedia than previously. For example, there are five days in May for which POTDs have yet to be selected. Help would be much appreciated. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 11:01, 18 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Cwmhiraeth: I had no idea that the project was in such a concerning state. I'd love to help out, but I have no experience with POTD. What specific tasks does the project need more help with, since this isn't really clear at WP:POTD?PerfectSoundWhatever (t; c) 00:46, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Nevermind, just found Wikipedia:Picture of the day/Guidelines. I'll give a go at creating one, I guess. — PerfectSoundWhatever (t; c) 00:51, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Cwmhiraeth and PerfectSoundWhatever: I used to be fairly active in scheduling POTDs myself, but have also taken a step back owing to real-life concerns. Despite this, I do still tinker with the templates to make sure they're in a consistent "house style" before Main Page appearance, and I would certainly be happy to do more scheduling if needed. (P.S. just a note that the POTD guidelines page is generally accurate but ever so slightly out of date.) — RAVENPVFF · talk · 01:06, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Cwmhiraeth and Ravenpuff: I gave it a shot Template:POTD/2022-05-25. Would either of you mind letting me know if I did it correctly? I haven't placed any of the accompanying templates (e.g. {{Picture of the day}}) in case I made the POTD incorrectly. Face-smile.svgPerfectSoundWhatever (t; c) 01:33, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@PerfectSoundWhatever: Thank you, that looks excellent. I will add the requisite templates. If you and Ravenpuff can do a few POTDs, and @Amakuru: also helps, we should be able to keep up. I also appreciate Ravenpuff's attention to the MOS details that I often miss. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:02, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@PerfectSoundWhatever, Cwmhiraeth, and Ravenpuff: thanks for agreeing to contribute to the project, the more hands we have on deck the easier it will be for everyone. That template looks great, I've just taken the minor liberty of removing the official name from the template. In most cases it is sufficient to call it by whatever the article title calls it, and it looked a bit excessive to also include the official name in the template. As Ravenpuff says, the guidelines are more or less fine. Just to highlight one of them (and those with experience in this project will recall that I beat this drum quite often!) - it is important that all facts used in the POTD template be cited to reliable sources. The article itself doesn't have to be fully cited (unlike the rest of the main page) but the prose used on the main page itself does need to be. Other than that, good luck!
And apologies to Cwmhiraeth, after a spate earlier this year I've not done much scheduling in the past couple of months due to off-wiki reasons. Will try to step back up to the plate again as much as I can. Cheers  — Amakuru (talk) 09:11, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Do we not have co-ords for a reason? Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 19:41, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Crisco 1492 was coordinator for many years but we do not currently have a coordinator. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:01, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • And before me, Howcheng... from its initiation, I believe. But yeah, I'm not willing to get back into the drama involved in the main page (and besides, you kinda need a mop IIRC). — Chris Woodrich (talk) 18:10, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    • Well, I did it for a long time, but I was not the first person either. I don't think there was any single individual before me, but people like PFHLai contributed on occasion. I wrote the guidelines, but as I haven't been involved in a number of years, I'm not comfortable updating them if they're out of date. howcheng {chat} 20:05, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
In that case, maybe our first point of call is to look around and see who might want to co-ordinate this task. Adam Cuerden is this something you'd like to be involved with, or can think of someone who would might be interested. As much as it probably needs someone with the mop, it might be pertinent to have someone very familiar with FP picking out the images and then having an admin add to the queue. Just a thought. I have so little knowledge of the pictures side of Wikipedia! Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 20:10, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
To answer your original question, there is no formal process for selecting a coordinator. Someone just has to be willing to step up. howcheng {chat} 20:43, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I guess I could, but I'd probably have to just schedule them in order, because I have too high of a proportion to get selective. Is there a list of FPs that haven't appeared? Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.8% of all FPs 00:04, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Adam Cuerden: We have Category:Featured pictures that have not appeared on the Main Page, minus Wikipedia:Picture of the day/Unused for those which probably shouldn't appear. Certes (talk) 00:16, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]