Talk:GateKeeper (roller coaster)

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Archive[edit]

Just a suggestion but I think just as a "safety precaution", maybe we should start archiving the refs just so they don't go dead and then fall in a situation where wayback machine hasn't gone through them. This would also make life easier (for specifically Astros) when nominating the article to GA and possibly FA.--Dom497 (talk) 21:03, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

I'd support that idea.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 21:45, 2 March 2013 (UTC)
How do I do that?-- Astros4477 (Talk) 16:14, 1 April 2013 (UTC)
If they are not already archived through wayback machine, the only other way that I know of is doing it the painful, manual way through Webcite (click on the archive tab). I can help out if ya want ;) .--Dom497 (talk) 16:20, 1 April 2013 (UTC)
I'd really appreciate it!-- Astros4477 (Talk) 16:32, 1 April 2013 (UTC)
Just so we don't get caught up with archiving the same things, you start from the last ref and work your way up and I'll start from the top.--Dom497 (talk) 16:35, 1 April 2013 (UTC)
I will post any errors I come up with while archiving refs here:
  • Ref 2 will not archive do to its complexity.

--Dom497 (talk) 16:34, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

To save you the time, you don't have to add the archive links if they're in the wayback machine. Those will always be there so you don't have to do that now :). We could always add those if and when the link goes dead.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 16:49, 1 April 2013 (UTC)
Well, for some reason WKYC has been banned from Wayback so that has to be done manually. Also, these links are so new wayback hasn't even gone through them yet. I'm also not archiving pointbuzz because I think its safe to say that they will always be there unless the site shutsdown (knock on wood).--Dom497 (talk) 16:53, 1 April 2013 (UTC)
Well from what I've seen, WKYC links never go dead so those are safe.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 17:08, 1 April 2013 (UTC)
Hey Dom are you going to continue the archiving? There's a barnstar coming your way... ;)-- Astros4477 (Talk) 02:12, 18 April 2013 (UTC)
Sorry, I'm getting busy with school which is why I stopped (since it takes some work/time). I'll try to get going again soon. :) --Dom497 (talk) 18:35, 18 April 2013 (UTC)
Just a quick update....I'm still working on it....got a seminar (hence why I'm on a wikibreak). Hope on starting again sometime after Tuesday of next week.--Dom497 (talk) 00:51, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

Testing date[edit]

Hey guys! I added the date that testing started (today). It needs improvement, I'd like you to make it read more smoothly. Roller Coaster Rider (Jonathan) (talk) 22:35, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done-- Astros4477 (Talk) 13:40, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

First Rider Auction[edit]

We need to put something in about the first rider auction. Here's a source: https://www.cedarpoint.com/carouselsforkids/gatek Roller Coaster Rider (Jonathan) (talk) 13:07, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

There's information about it in the same paragraph as the testing.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 14:53, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Infobox image[edit]

Why don't we add a photo of GateKeeper to the infobox such as: https://twitter.com/TonyClarkCP/status/330712053251710977/photo/1 Roller Coaster Rider (Jonathan) (talk) 20:11, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

Perhaps Astros can go into more detail but images must be freely-licensed to be used on Wikipedia.--Dom497 (talk) 21:00, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
Here's a nice graphical summary of the licensing rules for Wikipedia. I doubt there will be any images that meet these criteria until the ride/park opens in a couple of days. Themeparkgc  Talk  07:46, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
I'll look into getting images. Cedar Point usually posts pictures on Flickr so I'll get in contact with them no see if they will release them.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 02:06, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:GateKeeper (roller coaster)/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: The Rambling Man (talk · contribs) 19:09, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Comments

  • "Sandusky, Ohio" why not just leave the pure wikilink to Sandusky, Ohio?
  • Lead para has a few choppy very short sentences, consider merging a couple to improve the flow.
  • Again, as always in these articles, find links for jargon link "inversions".
  • "The new ride replaced" you mean "Gatekeeper replaced...
  • "and raised Cedar Point's quantity of roller coasters to 16." how? They demolished one roller coaster and a gyro tower, and built one roller coaster.
  • Order of lead is odd too, you mention the start of construction 2/3 of the way through the second sentence, surely this should be earlier?
  • "$25,000,000 - $30,000,000[1]" en-dash to separate the numbers, could you use m as million instead of all those zeros?
  • What or who or where is Erie?
    • Which Erie are you talking about? Lake Erie and Erie County are both mentioned in the article.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 18:51, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
  • "US$25 million" compare this to the format in the infobox... Consistency here would be good.
  • Stop saying "the new roller coaster" each para and reiterate "GateKeeper".
  • "The park had to do hundreds" -> "had to do" is yuck prose. Maybe "Hundreds of tests were conducted..."?
  • Image captions which aren't complete sentences don't need a period.
  • "About 12,000,000 pounds" again, why not "12 million"?
    • I'm not sure how to change that when using the convert template.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 19:04, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
      • {{convert}} has instructions on how to use parameters such as e6 to reduce down to "millions" rather than "000,000"... The Rambling Man (talk) 09:03, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
  • Is it GateKeeper or GateKeeper? Be consistent.
  • Check reference titles for compliance with WP:DASH i.e. use en-dash and not spaced hyphens.
  • Seven external links looks a little bit adverty to me.

Some issues, but nothing too major, so I'll put it on hold for a week. The Rambling Man (talk) 16:47, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

I addressed all your comments.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 19:28, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

100+ images available[edit]

@Astros4477: I've just transferred 100+ images of GateKeeper from Flickr to Commons. Take your pick which ones you want to include in the article. Some samples:

GateKeeper 004 (9547691513).jpg GateKeeper 113 (9547618095).jpg GateKeeper 126 (9550396966).jpg

Themeparkgc  Talk  08:49, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

Thank you so much! I was hoping Jeremy would go to Cedar Point this summer as he always uploads hundreds of photos at the parks.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 20:17, 22 August 2013 (UTC)