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  • (Jacques Durand) For clarity, should read "...and French edition...", per the reference in the article. I will add this to article. Jmar67 (talk) 04:03, 15 December 2019 (UTC)

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Should you add a cascade protected symbol to the top right of the page? I am RedoStone (talk)

Not really needed - the "edit" control should already be removed. — xaosflux Talk 20:34, 10 December 2019 (UTC)
Would the cascade-protected top icon even show up with the code at the top of MediaWiki:Vector.css that hides the title of the Main Page, any links when you are redirected to the page, basically hide that general area at the top? Zzyzx11 (talk) 05:09, 11 December 2019 (UTC)

Today's featured article[edit]

article is off the main page. Changes to the article in question can be discussed on that article's talk page. --Jayron32 15:23, 13 December 2019 (UTC)
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Thrusting the word "SLUT" onto the main page, regardless of context, seems a bit callous and insensitive. 107.72.178.122 (talk) 14:22, 12 December 2019 (UTC)

Callous and insensitive to whom?-- P-K3 (talk) 14:25, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
Isn't it obvious? 107.72.178.122 (talk) 16:54, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
No, because it is about a nickname for a transit line, nothing inappropriate. However, if you don't like what appears on the Main Page for any reason, you are welcome to participate in the processes that determine that. 331dot (talk) 17:00, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
Consider me participating it right now. The top of this page states it is for discussing the contents of the main page, which I am. The inclusion of this acronym in the featured article section of the main page does not add anything to the benefit of the reader, and at worst, is an ugly and derisive word. We don't need it there. 107.72.178.122 (talk) 19:09, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
I agree with the IP. The only two sources to "SLUT" in the article are from 2007 referencing a local coffee house that sold 100 t-shirts with "SLUT" on them. Does that need to be in the lead of the article? (Hint: no, it doesn't). Even worse, "Slut" actually redirects to this article, rather than Slut (disambiguation). It's pretty pathetic, frankly. Black Kite (talk) 19:17, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
No it doesn't (redirect). Check Slut and SLUT. Bazza (talk) 19:38, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
The "SLUT" thing appears to have been the basis for a April Fool's Day DYK, and it seems to have been a bit of an issue there too. Pinging User:SounderBruce in case they haven't seen this.-- P-K3 (talk) 20:32, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
I agree that this sentence could be removed per WP:UNDUE — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 21:42, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
To be honest, I'd have removed it if I'd seen it this morning (UTC). There's no point now. But yeah, another day of proving the point that Wikipedia is heavily edited by people who have issues with women. It's sad, really. Black Kite (talk) 23:46, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
That's a strong accusation of bad faith. The word itself is being gradually reclaimed by women activists (see SlutWalk for example) and doesn't have such a loaded meaning. Seattle is the kind of town that can't name its transit line certain colors (because of similarity to redlining), but still embraces the SLUT nickname, which is also mentioned in post-opening sources (USA Today in 2013, HistoryLink, Evergrey in 2018). It is a valid part of the streetcar's cohesion with the city and is frequently used in place of its official name in conversation. SounderBruce 03:13, 13 December 2019 (UTC)

Slut is generally a term for a woman or girl who is considered .... The word slut means different things to white women and people of color, especially black women. Slut has different ... Slut-shaming The Ethical Slut Slut (disambiguation) SlutWalk Slut-shaming is the practice of criticizing people, especially women and girls, who are perceived to violate expectations of behavior and appearance regarding issues related to sexuality. The term is used to reclaim the word slut and empower women and girls to have agency over their own sexuality. It may also be used in reference to gay men, who may face disapproval for sexual behaviors considered promiscuous. Slut-shaming rarely happens to heterosexual men. The Ethical Slut: A Guide to Infinite Sexual Possibilities is an English non-fiction book by Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy (given as pseudonym Catherine A. Liszt for the book's first edition in 1997). Radhedash (talk) 08:40, 13 December 2019 (UTC)


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On this day grammar check[edit]

1937 – Second Sino-Japanese War: Japanese forces captured Nanking in China and then began to commit numerous atrocities over the next several weeks.

That should be Japanese forces captured Nanking in China and then committed numerous atrocities over the next several weeks. -Chumchum7 (talk) 09:36, 13 December 2019 (UTC)

 Done — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 12:37, 13 December 2019 (UTC)
In the future, report stuff like this at WP:ERRORS.  Nixinova TC   21:53, 14 December 2019 (UTC)