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One of the best things to do when writing a DYK hook is to look for something in the article that you find interesting. For example, Ursula K. Le Guin's book The Tombs of Atuan's hook was that it "tells the coming-of-age story of a female character, a choice unusual to fantasy of the time". The Ludington family "included a teenage girl whose night-long ride to alert the Continental Army of an imminent British attack has been compared to the ride of Paul Revere". The basic gist is to find something that would catch people's eye and make them click on the page.

However you must be cautious, as all DYK hooks must be backed up with a reliable source that explicitly states the claim made in your hook. The article as a whole should also meet guidelines, as the editors at DYK will scrutinize the article to make sure that no incorrect information or other editing issues are present.

See Wiki Ed's handout on DYK submissions.

One of the best things to do when writing a DYK hook is to look for something in the article that you find interesting. For example, Ursula K. Le Guin's book The Tombs of Atuan's hook was that it "tells the coming-of-age story of a female character, a choice unusual to fantasy of the time". The Ludington family "included a teenage girl whose night-long ride to alert the Continental Army of an imminent British attack has been compared to the ride of Paul Revere". The basic gist is to find something that would catch people's eye and make them click on the page.

However you must be cautious, as all DYK hooks must be backed up with a reliable source that explicitly states the claim made in your hook. The article as a whole should also meet guidelines, as the editors at DYK will scrutinize the article to make sure that no incorrect information or other editing issues are present.

You also need to be aware that if you nominate an article for DYK, that you are obligated to follow the nomination's progress. It's extremely likely that you will be asked to fix issues or change something in the article and if you abandon the nomination it will almost certainly be declined. DYK can be a busy place and the other editors are not obligated to fix any issues that come up with the article that would prevent it from being accepted.

See Wiki Ed's handout on DYK submissions.

One of the best things to do when writing a DYK hook is to look for something in the article that you find interesting. For example, Ursula K. Le Guin's book The Tombs of Atuan's When you've done that:

  • Make sure your hook was that it "tells the coming-of-age story of a female character, a choice unusual to fantasy of the time". The Ludington family "included a teenage girl whose night-long ride to alert the Continental Army of an imminent British attack has been compared to the ride of Paul Revere". The basic gist is to find something that would catch people's eye and make them click on the page.

    However you must be cautious, as all DYK hooks must be backed up with a reliable source source that explicitly states the claim made in your hook. The you make.

  • Make sure the article as a whole should also meet guidelines, as the editors meets guidelines. Editors at DYK will scrutinize the article to make sure that no incorrect information or other editing issues are present.

    You also need to be aware that if you nominate an article for DYK, that you are obligated to follow the nomination's progress. be looking carefully!

  • Respect the DYK nomination process. It's extremely likely that you will be asked to fix issues or change something in the article article. If you abandon the nomination, not only does it create extra and if you abandon the unnecessary work for other editors, but your nomination it will will also almost certainly be declined. DYK can be a busy place and the other editors are Do not obligated to fix any issues that come up with the article that would prevent it from being accepted.

    nominate an article for DYK if you will not be around for the whole process.

See Wiki Ed's handout on DYK submissions.

One of the best things to do when writing a DYK hook is to look for something in the article that you find interesting. When you've done that:

  • Make sure your hook is backed up with a reliable source that explicitly states the claim you make.
  • Make sure the article as a whole meets guidelines. Editors at DYK will be looking carefully!carefully, and they are not obligated to fix anything for you.
  • Respect the DYK nomination process. It's extremely likely that you will be asked to fix issues or change something in the article. If you abandon the nomination, not only does it create extra and unnecessary work for other editors, but your nomination will also almost certainly be declined. Do not nominate an article for DYK if you will not be around for the whole process.

See Wiki Ed's handout on DYK submissions.

One of the best things to do when writing a DYK hook is to look for something in the article that you find interesting. When you've done that:

  • Make sure your hook is backed up with a reliable source that explicitly states the claim you make.
  • Make sure the article as a whole meets guidelines. Editors at DYK will be looking carefully, and they are not obligated to fix anything for you.
  • Respect the DYK nomination process. It's extremely likely that you will be asked to fix issues or change something in the article. If you abandon the nomination, not only does it create extra and unnecessary work for other editors, but your nomination will also almost certainly be declined. Do not nominate an article for DYK if you will not unless you can be around for the whole process.

See Wiki Ed's handout on DYK submissions.