--Allen3 The Metropolitan Building (Minneapolis) article itself states that the building was the city's first skyscraper, sourced to an offline book on skyscrapers, so I think we can AGF that the hook is verified, even though the cite is in the wrong article.
Gatoclass (talk) , 20 September 2015 (UTC)Wait - it appears there is another candidate for first skyscraper in Minneapolis, the Lumber Exchange Building, which does indeed raise doubts about the hook.
Menage hook in Prep 4 which claims he "built the first skyscraper in Minneapolis, Minnesota".
I might point out, however, that if DYK sometimes errs regarding hooks of this type, they are usually doing no more than repeating errors in the underlying source.
Gatoclass (talk) , 18 September 2015 (UTC) I am having some problems with the Louis F.
Perhaps it will improve DYK, perhaps it will bring it to a halt, both options are quite acceptable outcomes.
Fram (talk) , 18 September 2015 (UTC) I think you have a point, Fram, that hooks relating to "firsts", "only"s and so on probably need some extra scrutiny, and it may be useful to add something to the guideline along those lines.
Once you write something on wikipedia anywhere it ceases to be 'yours' in the ownership sense, so unless there is a policy-based objection, its not an issue.
Only in death does duty end (talk) , 18 September 2015 (UTC) The policy at play here is Wikipedia: Copyrights.
While a person posting any text to Wikipedia is at the same time agreeing to license that text under a set of free licenses, the terms of those licenses must still be respected by anyone wishing to reuse the text. What happened was someone did a copy paste of the article from June Gloom07's draft to mainspace.
The administrator came along and deleted the copy-paste as a copyvio, then moved the draft to main space in the proper manner to maintain attribution.
List of tallest buildings in Minneapolis#Timeline of tallest buildings appears to match the source, indicating Menage's building was the tallest at the time but not the first tall building.
Is this an issue with varying definitions over time for the term skyscraper or am I missing something?
A few hours ago, I noticed that another editor had copied my draft and published it in the mainspace with no attribution to me (they didn't once communicate with me about it). The first is why an admin did that at all, much less on a day and time when the editor was obviously in the midst of editing it.