Fayetteville, Arkansas was nominated as a good article in the Geography and places category but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions on the review page for improving the article. Once these are addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
Reviewed version: July 20, 2013
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Bill & Hillary Clinton certainly aren't current residents. They apparently were residents primarily for the two years between his gubernatorial terms. Do they really belong on the list?
- I do know Bill taught at the University of Arkansas (located in Fayetteville, AR) for awhile, so I would consider them notable past residents of the city. (also, please sign your comments with 4 ~ symbols in the future, so it looks like mine at the end after this comment) Cardsplayer4life 18:36, 12 April 2006 (UTC)
- The house they got married in is on California street, and they lived in it for a while, so I'd say that they belong on the list. Also, they frequently have come back to town (I can think of multiple instances in the past 5 years), which means that it is still an important place to them. Hillary also talks about it being important in her Autobiography (I haven't read his). Jon 06:53, 14 April 2006 (UTC)
There is a sign as you enter Fayetteville that reads, "First home of Bill and Hillary Clinton." It was the first home they lived in married. Hillary also practiced law in Fayetteville. Chris 03:11, 19 May 2006 (UTC)
- Is that sign still there? I seem to remember them removing it. At least, I haven't noticed it in going to Fayetteville anymore. --SeizureDog 08:46, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
I added info on Fayetteville's 2006 special census. ~aerotive
- Could you provide a reference please? (Cardsplayer4life 17:33, 27 June 2006 (UTC))
This is the closest I could find to a citation for the updated population count provided by aerotive: http://www.nwarktimes.com/nwat/News/41735/
It's from the local Fayetteville paper. Someone else will need to decide if it's citation worthy and if they think it is to actually do the citation as I don't know how.
- Looks good, I added it in. Thanks (Cardsplayer4life 10:01, 6 July 2006 (UTC))
two censuses in intro?
Since we have the new June 2006 census data, is there any reason we need to keep the 2000 data in the intro? It's mentioned in the Demographics section. askewchan 18:06, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
Recent developments as shown here  seem to indicate the the reports of bully behavior are not accurate and that the reported victim has, himself, a history of being a bully. For that reason I edited the sentence in the article.--Phyllis1753 (talk) 16:01, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
- Its not a far stretch to see the victim turning into a bully as a result of such treatment. Regardless, I wasn't entirely comfortable with the information posted in the article, much less in the lead.~ (The Rebel At) ~ 23:43, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Merge Fayetteville Historic Square
If anyone needs some historical information, there is a very large amount on this website http://fayettevillehistory.typepad.com/main/. It is edited by Charlie Alison who is an officer of the Washington County Historical Society and a staff of the UofA. It has information from founding in 1828 - present talking about timeline, people, maps, events, railroad, etc. Jacob102699 (talk) 15:36, 6 June 2013 (UTC)
- This review is transcluded from Talk:Fayetteville, Arkansas/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.
The article requires significant work on references, and as such I am going to have to fail the article. I'll provide a copy of the article bolding all areas lacking references, so that you can work on it. I'll also be happy to conduct the next GA review should you re-nominate, allowing you to skip some of the lengthy waiting time. If you have any questions feel free to ask me or WT:GAN. Thanks! ★★RetroLord★★ 09:38, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
"is the county seat of Washington County and the third-largest city in Arkansas" Would you consider reversing the sentence, to put "third-largest" first? Is it more important that the city is the county seat, or the third largest? ★★RetroLord★★ 09:32, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
- I am willing to make changes you suggest in order to improve the article. The sentences you mention below have been fixed (I believe). Thanks for your time and efforts! Brandonrush Woo pig sooie 00:44, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
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"which is the flagship university in the state" This sentence comes across a bit awkwardly. Unless you can rephrase it, could we remove it?
" go to Fayetteville for home" Would that be as tourists, or to study at the university full time?
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"complexion" Not too sure thats the right word here. Demographics, perhaps?
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