Talk:Internet kill switch

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Read your article. The topic does a good job of focusing in on the idea of what the kill switch can do but I think your article would benefit from some discussion on the situation that occurred in Egypt and how this was technically accomplished. If I remember correctly the situation still allowed for telephone calls out of the country meaning that internet communication was not a 100% blocked. Be sure to include a link to Cybercrime and Countermeasures! I'll be sure to do the same.

WikiThatDrew (talk) 19:42, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

Feedback from Carl67LP[edit]

Craig, this is looking good. I do have a couple of minor suggestions:

  • I'd suggest linking to 2010–2011 Middle East and North Africa protests rather than Tunisian revolution, as the former is more general and better fits what you're looking for.
  • Looks like you've got some Wikicode left over ("portions moved from..."). I suspect you'll remove that, but I think it's more suited for a sandbox than the "real" Wikipedia.
  • You mention that this article is a subset of another article. I don't think this is appropriate Wikipedia form; it's almost breaking the fourth wall (for want of a better phrase). Instead, look at the Wikicode for a "see also" link; I think that's probably a better way of doing things, particularly since the Internet kill switch, in all reality, has nothing to do with the physical switch...they just happen to have a similar name.
  • You have a section on John Stewart; his name does not contain an "h." (You have it correct in the body.)
  • There are a few grammatical errors here and there (I noticed a pronoun/antecedent quantity discrepancy somewhere), but nothing major.

I like it! You did a fine job, definitely a worthy addition to Wikipedia.

Carl67lp (talk) 00:36, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

Response from CMTucker[edit]

Good suggestions. I made the Stewart and revolution change. The mention was at the recommendation of Wiki staff, so that's how I did it. Feel free to edit it if it bugs ya. CMTucker (talk) 14:31, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

Peer Review from Tstaudt[edit]

First and foremost, I agree with Carl about referring to the article itself. You don't need to reference another article, or that this is an article, since it is all a part of an encyclopedia. -- There is some incorrect formatting showing up -- Did government control really begin with TC Act of 1996, when you yourself said later in the article about controls given from the Comm Act of 34 -- I dont think that John Stewart making fun of something as a real criticism of public policy, since that applies to many many things, and is definitely not scholarly -- There is negative opinions of the switch, but no opinions that really support, that makes the article biased -- There were not many citations in the paragraphs near the bottom -- You could add See also to the bottom, since there are a lot of related articles

- Overall I think it is good, but there are some things that you could add to it and clean up that would be nice additions. Tstaudt (talk) 02:24, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

Response from CMTucker[edit]

  • As for the article, see above comment. This was recommended because portions were from the original article and showing some attribution to the original author was encouraged.
  • Where does it say government control started with 1996?
  • Media Criticism is part of the public discourse. I have changed the title of the section to be more accurate
  • There are plenty of opinions in support, the Lieberman bill and his response are included.CMTucker (talk) 14:33, 3 May 2011 (UTC)