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  • What does "fought to a standoff" mean? Aside from being either "stand-off" or "stand off" in British English (the language of the article), both OED definitions broadly mean to have separation or distance, which doesn't readily gel with a fight, which suggests contact. The article states that the battle "ended indecisively", which may be a better choose of words. – SchroCat (talk) 05:42, 27 July 2017 (UTC)
     Done - I've reworded to: "1778Anglo-French War: French and British fleets fought the Battle of Ushant, which ended indecisively and led to political disputes in both countries." Let me know what you think.  — Amakuru (talk) 13:32, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

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Zehnder's is a restaurant in Frankenmuth, Michigan[edit]

Is this appropriate for the main page of Wikipedia? Seems more like an advertisement.

Bryan MacKinnon (talk) 13:27, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

My sentiments exactly. Sca (talk) 21:38, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
Am I missing something? I don't see where you did express your sentiments, exactly or not, in the link? Discussion there seems to be overwhelmingly in favour - I guess why it was made PotD. The caption seemed to be as NPOV as possible while still explaining the picture subject. Chaheel Riens (talk) 07:45, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
You missed the comment I made in January '15: "I question the general significance of the topic. (If Zehnder's had morphed into a megachain like Colonel You-Know-Who's, it would be different.)" – Sca (talk) 14:36, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Sca, that is questioning notability, not considering something to appear like an advertisement. The question of notability was addressed there with a book reference that said "Zehnder's of Frankenmuth is ranked the eighth largest restaurant in the nation based on total sales. ... (It) serves approximately a million guests a year".  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:35, 27 July 2017 (UTC)
Shudda been a DYK: Did you know that Zehnder's, a Michigan restaurant, serves about 1 million guests a year? Even that sounds too promotional, i.e. free adv.
This photo as a main page feature lacks EV and intrinsic visual interest. It merely says, "Eat at Zehnder's." But we'll never agree, will we, Crisco? Oh well, at least it's gone now. Sca (talk) 15:55, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

1967 Detroit riot[edit]

Hi, the 1967 Detroit riot happened 50 years ago today, it should be an article on the main page of Wikipedia. Thank you IQ125 (talk) 22:42, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

See the above section -- this sort of thing is discussed at WP:OTD. Eman235/talk 01:17, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
@IQ125: That article is ineligible because it needs more references. howcheng {chat} 16:28, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
@Howcheng: There are 93 references for Christ sakes!! IQ125 (talk) 18:09, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
There are indeed 90+ references, but there are still significant statements, in some cases paragraphs, and in one case a section ("List of deaths") that are unsourced. The latter is particularly problematic. I don't think, however, that it would take a massive amount of work to qualify for OTD next year. Black Kite (talk) 18:49, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

What is needed[edit]

... is a 'Main Page One Year to the Anniversary Article Polish and Brush-Up Club' which is actively seeking relevant articles. Jackiespeel (talk) 16:20, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

Currency[edit]

Perhaps there should be a currency-themed main page rather than just a couple of entries.

When 'The Proverbial Anonymous Wikipedian' has/have cleared all other backlogs, (inclusive gender pronoun, singular and plural forms) will whizz round Wikipedia and generate themed main pages; while the equivalent(s) looking after the news will find some relevant entries for ITN. 89.197.114.132 (talk) 15:11, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

The upper right corner of the Main Page has a section for "portals" on various topics, although currency is too specialized to have its own portal. Art LaPella (talk) 15:23, 27 July 2017 (UTC)
More in the sense of the April 1 event (and similar).
The setting up will include diversions to Much Wailing, and Gnashing of Teeth. 89.197.114.132 (talk) 15:48, 27 July 2017 (UTC)