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  • The Army of the Republic of Vietnam, the ruling junta of South Vietnam led by Nguyễn Khánh, ...
I don't believe there is any real definition of 'junta' that can be applied to a whole army. Kevin McE (talk) 22:08, 18 December 2018 (UTC)
I removed the offending phrase, it was redundant in any case. Gatoclass (talk) 07:04, 19 December 2018 (UTC)

  • Aeroflot Flight 101/435 was hijacked by the co-pilot ...

That was Yakutsk United Air Group Flight 101/435, the word Aeroflot does not even appear in the article. The page was moved on the basis that "all Soviet aeroflot crashes are reffered to as Aeroflot" with no indication that this is on any evidence other than the preference of the editor making the change. If 101/435 is an official flight reference, then Aeroflot 101/435 never even existed (or if that combination of numbers has been used by Aeroflot, it had absolutely nothing to do with this event.) Yakutsk United Air Group may well have been a subsidiary of Aeroflot: that does not change the name of the flight. Kevin McE (talk) 22:08, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

Huh, this is odd. One of the two contemporaneous English-language sources DOES specifically call it "an Aeroflot domestic airliner," and neither makes any mention of Yakutsk United Air Group. The Russian source, however, does not mention Aeroflot, and only uses a term that Google translates to "Yakutsk Joint Aviation Squadron." This item definitely needs to be pulled until this can be sorted out on the talk page. -Elmer Clark (talk) 05:32, 19 December 2018 (UTC)
I have replaced it with Henry II of England. Hopefully I have made these changes correctly as I don't usually edit the OTD section. Gatoclass (talk) 07:08, 19 December 2018 (UTC)

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  • "said to have been thrown there by Finn Mac Cool?" Target article omits the space in the lead. It also seems to favour Mc over Mac in the body. Might be safest using the modern Irish spelling as our articles are wildly inconsistent. ~ Maltrópa loquace 00:23, 19 December 2018 (UTC)

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  • that Adruti Laxmibai introduced free education to girls in the Indian state of Odisha?
Surely that should be "free education for girls" Kevin McE (talk) 22:18, 18 December 2018 (UTC)
Changed. Hut 8.5 22:21, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

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Indefinite page protection

OP indeffed for sockpuppetry.--WaltCip (talk) 17:49, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Please stop protecting pages indefinitely. The wiki must be kept clean from protection. Anthony E. Lahmann (talk) 03:41, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

@Anthony E. Lahmann: You can make edit requests on talk pages for articles that are protected. For example, this talk page is for discussing changes needed to the main page, not to the website in general. Ian.thomson (talk) 03:44, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
There is a strong consensus for protecting the Main Page indefinitely. Otherwise, our only defense against Main Page porn would be to revert it afterwards. Art LaPella (talk) 05:31, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
Talking of porn, what the heck is that image with the Copa Libertadores ITN story on the mobile app? Almost had an embarrassing moment today using the app at work. (talk) 16:51, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
It is probably the most viewed and important page in Wikipedia. Abelmoschus Esculentus talk / contribs 12:48, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.


This page appears to be outdated. Sca (talk) 02:41, 17 December 2018 (UTC)