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  • 1940 – The body of Willi Münzenberg ... was found near Saint-Marcellin. — Needs France added after the commune name. Modulus12 (talk) 13:55, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
    Fixed, but WP:TRM suggests that article is under-referenced and perhaps should be pulled (and the same issue for Mary MacKillop and Malak Hifni Nasif). Fish+Karate 14:15, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

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  • This poster was released in 1917 by Harry Ryle Hopps, portraying Germany as a gorilla invading the United States having conquered Europe. — The having conquered Europe doesn't really fit into this sentence very well grammatically. I think it would read better as a gorilla invading the United States after having conquered Europe. Modulus12 (talk) 13:39, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
Why not just "after conquering"? Fish+Karate 14:19, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
I like that even better. Modulus12 (talk) 14:57, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
Yes, and now do please correct the sentence, it is wrong grammatically and it sounds as if the USA had invaded Europe (talk) 15:14, 16 October 2018 (UTC) Marco Pagliero Berlin
 Done, went with F&k's suggestion. --Floquenbeam (talk) 15:21, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

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Greetings, does someone know why I keep getting "thank-yous" for this edit this summer despite it not being the last edit? Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 08:42, 6 October 2018 (UTC)

You get thank-yous when somebody goes to the diff and clicks the 'thank' link. That doesn't have to be the last edit; the opportunity to show appreciation remains for any past edit. Schwede66 08:55, 6 October 2018 (UTC)
Er, I know how the thanks function works. What I am wondering is why I am receiving so many for that edit. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 11:24, 6 October 2018 (UTC)
I get it as well. Eventually our edits will drop out of the last 50, and hopefully the pings will dry up. It is annoying though. O Still Small Voice of Clam (formerly Optimist on the run) 12:38, 6 October 2018 (UTC)
I get these all the time, I think it's just newbies testing things out. — 🦊 06:56, 9 October 2018 (UTC)


The prior discussion on this was archived without being closed: Talk:Main_Page/Archive_192#TemplateStyles. Reopening. The proposal is to use TemplateStyles to add responsive design to the main page per this example. --Yair rand (talk) 23:34, 14 October 2018 (UTC)