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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, comprised 10.7 percent of the population of Idaho in 2009. Why isn't this large ethnic presence noted in "Demographics"?
GA Nomination 
- The geography section doesn't even mention anything about the most significant geographic feature of the state. Crusty wallace (talk) 01:37, 22 February 2011 (UTC)
State amphibian/bird/etc 
There is a box containing the info on state bird etc, which is normally closed. When I press 'show', the box appears but the column containing the map and photos doesn't move down, so the info is hidden. (I'm using Firefox 2 if that matters). 188.8.131.52 (talk) 17:55, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
people in idaho are probly used to toorists because og the great land features there...lolz! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 22:47, 2 February 2009 (UTC) For gods sake learn to spell. Exactly what is your point? --Thunderbuster (talk) 02:41, 25 July 2009 (UTC)
state reptile? 
Someone recently added Sceloporus woodi as the state reptile. This is dubious on a number of counts:
- No source. (Though the other state emblems mostly also lack references.)
- That reptile is found only in Florida. (According to the WP article as well as .) Now that doesn't 100% rule it out but it makes it doubtful.
- It's not listed here.
So, anyone got a source for this? -- Why Not A Duck 00:09, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
I'm not sure what to do about the problem, but the alignment in the geography section is all wrong (on my monitor, at least. I don't know how common the problem is). Could someone possibly fix that? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 00:22, 10 June 2010 (UTC)
- I worked on it some, I think it is better now, let me know what you think. ~~ GB fan ~~ talk 00:37, 10 June 2010 (UTC)
GA Review 
- This review is transcluded from Talk:Idaho/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.
Unfortunately, this article does not meet the WP:Good article criteria at this time. The main problem is the significant lack of referencing, but there are also many other issues. Here are some more specific thoughts:
- The lack of referencing is the most pervasive issues. References are needed for statistics, opinions, and potentially controversial facts. Some specific areas that need additional references include the sections on Climate, Demographics, Economy, Counties and Politics.
- The image layout needs work. There are huge amounts of white space and text sandwiched between images.
- The bottom part of the article, from Important cities and towns down, turns into a series of lists. These should be turned into prose, wherever possible. For example, in the National Conservation Areas section, it would probably be best to remove all but the top five or so most important parks, and instead replace the list with a prose description of how many parks there are, how much land they cover, how many tourists per year use them, a general description of the recreation/conservation/etc activities that happen there, etc. This would give the reader much more information than a list of blue links. This is just one example, the other sections that are nothing more than a list of blue links also need work. The list of lakes further up in the article is another example of a place where it would be easy to turn an uninformative list of links into a paragraph or two of prose that would be much more useful to the reader.
- Law and government section - This section is very choppy, with tiny subsections and a bunch of one and two sentence "paragraphs". The executive, legislative and judicial branch subsections could easily be merged into the state government section, which would make the prose flow better and would make it easier to remove duplicated information.
- Ten dead links; some are tagged and some aren't. See here for details.
- Other reference issues:
- What makes #7 (StarGemstones.com) a reliable source?
- What makes #19, 22 (American Forts Network) a reliable source?
- What is #34 ("Zuivelzicht" April 25, 2007)?
- References should at the very minimum have a title, publisher and, for web references, an access date.
Faustus, I see that you nominated several other articles at the same time as this one. While I appreciate your enthusiasm, it does not appear that you edited the articles, or at least the ones that I checked. It is generally better for editors who have worked on a particular article to be the ones to nominate it, and it also often works best for new GA nominators to nominate one article at a time, so that they can see how the process works, get tips, and then apply their new knowledge to their other articles. The other articles that you nominated that I looked at have many of the same problems with a lack of referencing and poor layout and formatting. I would suggest withdrawing them (or all but one that you are really interested in working on), and perhaps work with another experienced editor, or at a process such as WP:Peer review, until you really understand the GA criteria. Please let me know if you have any questions, Dana boomer (talk) 15:38, 17 November 2012 (UTC)