You can use Citer (https://citer.toolforge.org/) to transform bare url-refs to complete cite templates. This is better than your method. Grimes2 (talk) 09:59, 13 December 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for the tip and sorry for not answering sooner: My daily nap called me. I now have to figure out what this tip is all about. 5,000 articles so far and never met that template. Ce n'est pas gagné ! (ask Gerda) LouisAlain (talk) 14:25, 13 December 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Johannes ChumEdit

 On 16 December 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Johannes Chum, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that when Johannes Chum, a tenor in operatic roles from Nerone to Lohengrin, performed in Harnoncourt's recording of Beethoven's Missa solemnis, a reviewer described his singing as "seraphic"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Johannes Chum. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Johannes Chum), and it may be added to the statistics page if it received over 400 views per hour. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:03, 16 December 2020 (UTC)

Beethoven in 1803

Thank you so much for beginning the two, part of the the birthday display! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:48, 16 December 2020 (UTC)


January songs

Did you see that a Magnificat began the new year? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:22, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

You are an honorary member of WP:QAI for exquisite prolific translations of biographies from French and German! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:42, 6 January 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for your new year gift Gerda, although some people seem not to partake your friendly opinion... LouisAlain (talk) 09:10, 8 January 2021 (UTC)
keep calm and carry on ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:02, 8 January 2021 (UTC)
Happy to report that the Serbian mezzo has received 10k+ views by now, and more to come, as she is still listed on the Main page. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:00, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
I had no idea the DYK nominations could have such an impact on the number of views. Congrats ! LouisAlain (talk) 09:10, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
nonono, not the nom, - it's the little link to her name under Recent deaths of In the news, see Wikipedia:Main Page history/2021 January 10 which was the highest number. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:50, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
Where can I see the numbers of views of an article in ITN or DYK? Grimes2 (talk) 11:37, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
You can only see the views per day, no way of knowing where they come from. If DYK there's help in the credit, see the one below. Any article: you click on "View history", and then on "Pageviews" in the "External tools" line. Initially, that gives you the views for the last month (20 days, to be precise), called "latest". You can change the search, however, on the left, to find out about different times. For the singer, see here: a rise when her death was announced, less the following day, but a higher rise when she appeared on our Main page to a peak yesterday when she was there all day. I predict a little less for today, because interest diminishes, and she'll be pushed out by the next one approved. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:50, 11 January 2021 (UTC)

Where are we with Fritz Reuter (composer)? I would like - after much work went into the article - to nominate him for DYK, and today is the last day, but there are problems such as not-working templates, red links that could be blue, missing ill links, duplications in phrasing, undefined refs. I don't have much time today. Can you and Grimes2 go over it once more? I also don't find anything really "hooky". Help wanted. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:08, 11 January 2021 (UTC)

Fritz Reuter article is not well balanced and too long. I think, the article is not suitable for DYK. Grimes2 (talk) 18:15, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
There are many, many red links to turn blue and I have only translated 6 articles today (mainly from Hanns Eisler Prize). Next time I'll proceed differently for rather heavy pages such as de:Gustav Flügel for example. I'll go with Bernhard Porst this evening and will work only on Fritz Reuter until it is completed, that is before the end of the week. LouisAlain (talk) 18:29, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
Would it be ok if I comment things out until you have time? Because it has to be today or not at all. Before, I have a nom of myself in the same condition ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:42, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
... Do as you please Gerda. LouisAlain (talk) 18:46, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
Fine, - I'm too tired after the other nom to do anything substantial, + don't know what to answer to the question on Marschner's talk - a very similar overly detailed article, - so Reuter will have to live without DYK nom by me. A good DYK article is about 2000 chars long, and doesn't mention a mother's role in her son's musical education ;) - Next time: short please until DYK is over.
Perhaps we can make some DYK some day mentioning him? - Today I turned to Gerda Schriever, same first name, voice type and love of Bach music as I, so had to work at her tags even when too late for DYK. Good news: all referenced now, and clearly notable. Bad news: when I finally found a good ref - which was unusually difficult, possibly because DDR and no opera but a late one - I found that it's word by word what the German Wikipedia has, and I don't know what came first, so practically rephrased it all to be safe. No criticism of your translation, just this reason. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:11, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
I know my translations always need supervision and correction. But I understand it is a time consuming and ungrateful task. As regards Fritz Reuter, there are still red links to be turned blue. But maybe that isn't a drawback to propose it in the DYK department ? Still working on them anyway. LouisAlain (talk) 13:25, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
Didn't I point out that I rephrased just because of the copyvio police? (easier for me to rephrase than finding out if the Thomanerchor copied from Wikipedia or the other way round) - Reuter: too late for him, but one one of the now red links - when turned blue and good enough for DYK - could mention him. - Grimes2 and/or you: There's a good German article de:Neue Musik, but the English one is horrible. Can we improve that one, - together? ... to be able to link to it. It clearly has a different meaning than New Music, and appears in MANY German articles and names. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:38, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

As the official obedient servant of Lady Gerda, I understand her commissions are meant to be worked on by me first

 . Which current red link from Fritz Reuter would be a potential candidate for DYK when turned into blue ? As pertains Neue Musik, if Grimes and me work at it in the same time we're bound to enconter edit conflicts so I propose to tackle it in the next days after I've comme to term with Wieland Götze and Stephan König. What do you think Grimes2 ? LouisAlain (talk) 15:05, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

Neue Musik: I will not edit, if you put "in use" on the page. This is again a loooong article in German. Grimes2 (talk) 15:25, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
We don't need every word, but the English is really really too deficient to link to. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:40, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
Wir werden es schaffen ! Tell me if Neue Musik is somehow "urgent" or not so that I'm not asked at short notice to deliver. I have many red links to turn blue from Stephan König and Fritz Reuter. LouisAlain (talk) 22:03, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
Not urgent for any specific day, just that - working on Jerome Kohl - I noticed HOW bad the English article is, - here all this attention to detail, see Zeitmaße that he wrote (well, he wrote a whole book on the subject), - there just Oberfläche. Wir schaffen das! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:15, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
Happy Wikipedia 20, - proud of a little bit on the Main page today (again thanks to you! more red links), and 5 years ago, and 10 years ago, look: create a new style - revive - complete! I sang in the revival mentioned. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:19, 15 January 2021 (UTC)

Gerda: apologies for the delay to answer. My output pales in comparison with yours! Not only do you create articles out of the blue (as compared to translations which just provide basic fondations on which you built DYKs), you proof-read, keep your archives tidy, maintain a constant flow of exchanges on your talk pages, intervene on thousands of articles and know how to draw grids and tafeln I am not even aware of. I've met my match in terms of productivity! You seem to be in an up-beat mood. That's good for a starting new year. It radiates to other users. And in the end, the love you get is equal to the love you give. LouisAlain (talk) 22:41, 16 January 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Siegfried PankEdit

 On 16 January 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Siegfried Pank, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Siegfried Pank (pictured), the director of the International Telemann Association, was a cellist of the Gewandhausorchester and professor of cello and viol? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Siegfried Pank. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Siegfried Pank), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (ie, 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 16 January 2021 (UTC)