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  • BelarusPro-democracy protests erupt in Belarus amidst the contested reelection....
"Erupt" is inaccurate. Pro-democracy protests have been going on there for weeks. Also, the contested election is over, so "amidst" is inappropriate. "After" or "following" would work. (Also, and pardon me for bringing this up, but the form "amidst" sounds decidedly archaic. "Amid" would be more usual.)
Sca (talk) 15:07, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
Must be an ENGVAR thing: amidst sounds fine to me. Bazza (talk) 18:45, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
Do you by any chance still write "aeroplane" or "whilst" – ?? Allow me to point out that Oxford doesn't even list a separate definition for "amdist," relegating it to a "literary" form of "amid." Now, pardon me whilst I go out for a breath of fresh aer. –Sca (talk) 21:38, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
Amidst sounds perfectly fine to me, too. I would only use "amid" in a truly physical sense. "He stood amid the rubble", but "amidst" seems more normal in phrases like "amidst the confusion". --Khajidha (talk) 23:25, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
PS - I wonder if Sca remembers a similar dicussion about "amongst"?

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"one of the most complete discovered skeletons" - "discovered" looks redundant, the word "found" already indicates that. Brandmeistertalk 13:52, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

It isn't redundant because "found" means that Sue (dinosaur) was found, and "discovered" excludes more complete undiscovered skeletons that may exist. However, qualifications like "that we know of" are often objected to as obvious (though perhaps readers wouldn't think of that.) Art LaPella (talk) 14:03, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
My reading is that "found" also implies "among the discovered ones". If I see a headline like "Professor Foo found one of the complete foo skeletons" or "One of the most complete ancient Greek shields has been unearthed", I already understand it's among the known ones, not among all thay may exist. Brandmeistertalk 14:19, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

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Image placement in ITN[edit]

Currently, the image is at the right of the template. This means that there is sometimes a word or a few words to the left of the image before the main part of the blurb.

I suggest that placing the image at the left of the column, and using {{clear}} after the image would be better, as you'd then have the image with its caption, then an unterrupted blurb under the image. Mjroots (talk) 09:45, 8 August 2020 (UTC)

Mjroots, can you create a sandbox to demonstrate how this would look? We have to see how this affects screen of all sizes. I think moving the image to the left creates more problems than it solves.
I am also having a hard time understanding the issue in the first place. What do you mean by "a word or a few words to the left of the image before the main part of the blurb"? How small is your screen? Have you looked at the main page on mobile? --- C&C (Coffeeandcrumbs) 14:33, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
@Coffeeandcrumbs: - Can't do the sandbox thing, looks like some coding is going to be needed to move the alignment of the image. It should be relatively easy to add a {{clear}} below the image though. My screen is nice and big, lapton views with latest version of Firefox at 170%. Mjroots (talk) 15:19, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
Mjroots, I have been playing with your idea at my sandbox. I invite you to the playground. I really do not understand what you intend {{clear}} to accomplish. --- C&C (Coffeeandcrumbs) 16:42, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
@Coffeeandcrumbs:, What I intend the clear template to do is to prevent a narrow column of text to the right of the image. Sandbox version that I saw didn't have that issue though does have text to right, but not a narrow column. Down to image width I think. Mjroots (talk) 16:50, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
I do not see anyway to make that work in a sustainable way. --- C&C (Coffeeandcrumbs) 23:18, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
@Coffeeandcrumbs: - with the clear template after the image, the text is all below the image. That is a big improvement. Iff we are going to do this, it might be better still with the image centered. Mjroots (talk) 08:58, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
You're assuming everyone has a big display with lots of white space real estate. The current set up makes the most of the area available while keeping the list's bullet points aligned for legibility. You can always create your own specific stylesheet. Bazza (talk) 09:12, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
@Bazza 7: I'm not assuming that at all. This is an issue that is not affecting the view on a mobile phone, but only those using laptops and PCs. Mjroots (talk) 11:04, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
@Mjroots: I never said anything about mobile phones. I'm one of those people using a laptop and you are assuming I have a big display area with lots of white space real estate; I don't and appreciate the frugal use of available space the current layout employs. Bazza (talk) 12:06, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
@Bazza 7: have you compared Coffee's sandbox version to the current MP? Can you see the difference between the two (apart from the different image)? Mjroots (talk) 12:22, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
@Mjroots: Yes, I did that when the sandbox version was first posted. It has a unused space to the right of the image, up to the ITN's right hand border and the height of the image. It's a waste of screen estate. Two of the four bullet points are below the bottom of the browser window despite the ITN's top being further up the browser window than on the main page (because the usual welcome banner and portal links are absent); on the main page, all four are visible. I can't see the benefit of pushing content further down to leave a large unused area. Bazza (talk) 12:40, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

Four war-related TFAs back-to-back-to-back-to-back[edit]

I am slightly confused why we are running four TFAs on military/war back-to-back-to-back-to-back. August 7 was Second Silesian War. August 8 was Cyril Bassett. August 9 was 2nd Red Banner Army. And August 10 will be Battle of Azaz (1030) (Wikipedia:Today's featured article/August 2020). Therapyisgood (talk) 14:39, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Ealdgyth, can you swap August 10 and August 13? --- C&C (Coffeeandcrumbs) 14:59, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
Nevermind, I see that August 10 is a special occassion. --- C&C (Coffeeandcrumbs) 15:01, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
They were all requested at TFAR or were listed at TFARP. At least they were in different periods and areas... --Ealdgyth (talk) 15:08, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

On This Day births and deaths[edit]

The line for births and deaths looks a little odd on its own. There should be a subheading "Births and deaths" above the line, to separate it from the other events. --Viennese Waltz 13:26, 11 August 2020 (UTC)