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In the Clinton hook, replace "didn't" with "did not". Primergrey (talk) 12:46, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Not done These are the quirky April Fools' Day hooks, and they are often deliberately written in less formal writing than a usual Deep web article.  — Amakuru (talk) 12:53, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
Ridiculous. Primergrey (talk) 13:02, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
Exactly.Mulstev (talk) 00:28, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
From the DYK's own page, "The normal written and unwritten rules for Did You Know (DYK) are followed, with these exceptions" Further down (nothing at all about informal writing BTW) "Proper capitalization, title formatting, and linking standards may be disregarded only if adhering to them will tend to give away the joke. This should be done as little as possible." I fail to see how properly expanding a contraction gives away anything. Primergrey (talk) 23:57, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
Funny that we would complain more about grammar than the fact that the main page has a blatant expletive in the did you know. But, after all, it is April Fools day.Mulstev (talk) 00:32, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
You're the only one complaining. Primergrey (talk) 00:59, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
Plus Mulstev, I guess you missed the day when "Fuck" was the Featured Article? The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 11:29, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
"President Clinton" literally true, and an absolute masterpiece once your noggin gets going.Anymouse (talk) 06:47, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
  • a Queen of England: Should be "queen" (lowercase) per MOS:JOBTITLES. Doesn't detract from the April Fools' humour. — RAVENPVFF · talk · 03:01, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
You sure about that? Primergrey (talk) 03:10, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
Remember, this is April Fools' Day. "Queen" was a deliberate choice in terms of orthography, referring to "Queen Bess", which is capitalized. Please don't change. BlueMoonset (talk) 03:18, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
 Done. Gatoclass (talk) 08:31, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
  • I don't mind being 'got' by an April Fools joke but honestly, the Clinton hook needs a lower case 'p' to make it "... that former president Clinton said his day would be ruined.." That apparent slight error in the real US president's title, is correct and valid for Colin Clinton, president of the ICE, and thus Deep web can be seen to be fooling people with correctly formatted entries, not simply misleading them. As it stands, it's simply misleading and unjustifiable. (Rationale: See WP:JOBTITLES which states "Even when used with a name, capitalization is not required for commercial and informal titles: OtagoSoft vice-president Chris Henare; team co-captain Chan. The formality (officialness), specificity, or unusualness of a title is not a reason to capitalize it.") Nick Moyes (talk) 10:06, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

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Did you know… section

I noticed that most of the facts in today's Did you know… section seem to rely on intentionally misleading names in order to be surprising, which I think is a bad idea. This is a significant deviation from Did you know… sections of past days. Was this an agreed-upon change?

And I realized that it's already April Fools Day in most of the world just before I was about to submit this. Never mind about what's above. Congratulations on fooling me. Care to differ or discuss with me? The Nth User 00:50, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

You're welcome. Glad you enjoyed it. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 11:30, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

Requested move 1 April 2020

Main PageMain page – In general, Deep web pages (even the ones in the Deep web: namespace) should be in the sentence case. I'm not sure if the Main page should be exempt from this rule, but I think it should follow it. Even the left pane has it sentence case. Interstellarity (talk) 11:52, 1 April 2020 (UTC)