Talk:Imelda Marcos

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What does this mean?[edit]

This is an odd sentence:

She had previously been found guilty of similar charges in 1995, but was acquitted.

Does this mean that she was charged in 1995 and acquitted, or that she was charged and convicted but acquitted on appeal? --Delirium

Discrepancy[edit]

Ferdinand Marcos is described as having become president in 1966 in one section, then 1965 in the following section. ChikeJ (talk) 04:32, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

He officially became the president on December 30, 1965, two days before 1966 started. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.54.54.40 (talk) 16:48, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

Comparison[edit]

Is Imelda Marcos the precendent for the wife of the corrupt leader who spends zillions on high fashion while natives struggle to bring food to their tables. Marcos' name has been used in comparison with Michele Duvalier and Michelle Obama. 69.143.110.86 (talk) 23:49, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

The inspiration for Michelle Obama? That's hilarious.--Bridgecross (talk) 15:23, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Improvements[edit]

I probably won't have time to review this article unfortunately, but I did want to point out a couple things that I think need improvement before GA status:

  • please see WP:OVERLINK: everyday words that don't pertain directly to the subject, like painting and model don't need to be linked and actually detract from the readability of the text. There appear to be a ton of these, maybe someone could go through and remove them.
  • WP:NPOV: I was concerned about the comment about her "grace and beauty" because it lacks neutrality. It would be fine to report that someone talked about her grace and beauty, but the article itself can't offer that kind of commentary.

Hope this is helpful, and good luck! delldot ∇. 06:24, 16 January 2014 (UTC).

Use of name[edit]

I wonder why she is referred to by her first name Imelda and not her last name Marcos through the article ? Iselilja (talk) 22:21, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

You're right that it should be changed. Why not be bold and change it yourself? Be careful, however, not to introduce ambiguities; in sentences which could also be about her husband or son, you'll need to include some clue as to which Marcos you're referring to. There's a discussion on proper use of names in biographical articles at Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Biographies. --Alexbook (talk) 03:26, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
  • She is widely referred by her first name in the Philippines and in my opinion she is the proamry topic of her first name similar to Adele. Much like royalty, which she feels like she wants to be treated as such. There are numerous articles that use her first name alone, she even has a Imelda.--Theparties (talk) 03:52, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Imelda Marcos/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Jonesey95 (talk · contribs) 19:54, 25 March 2014 (UTC) FYI, this article's nominee has been blocked as a Sock Puppet. I do not feel that I have the authority to delete this nomination and remove the tag from the article's Talk page, but someone else reading this page may wish to do so. – Jonesey95 (talk) 19:54, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Comment—there's probably not much point continuing here; because Theparties, the indef-blocked nominator, is identified as a sock account of a banned user, s/he won't be able to reply to your comments or to fix problems with the article. Perhaps another interested editor could step in. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 01:23, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Failing per above. Too bad since on the surface it looks like it has the potential to pass GA. Wizardman 01:37, 31 March 2014 (UTC)