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How can I write a good Did You Know hook?

asked 2017-07-21 14:45:33 -0600

I want to nominate an article for DYK, however I want to make sure that my hook is catchy. What advice can you give me?

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answered 2017-07-21 14:46:49 -0600

updated 2017-11-08 12:38:44 -0600

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 unless you can be around for the whole process.

See Wiki Ed's handout on DYK submissions.

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