Talk:Kenny Easley

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Former good article nominee Kenny Easley was a Sports and recreation good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
August 6, 2006 Good article nominee Not listed
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GA issues[edit]

I am putting this article's Good Article nomination on hold for 7 days, due to the following issues (some minor and some not):

  • Although it is not required, it would be nice to have at least one picture of Easley in the article. Just make sure it is sourced and tagged appropriately, with proper fair use rationale.
  • Inline citations need to be consistently and properly formatted. See WP:FOOT for help.
  • The lead states that Easley's career was cut short. This is not neutral language, and not even necessarily correct. The average NFL career is not very long at all.
  • Did he have a kidney disease or a kidney condition? Both phrases are used, and they mean different things. And is it known exactly what the disease/condition was?
  • In 1988, the Cardinals were known as the Phoenix Cardinals, not the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Even though profootball reference.com doesn't have much in the way of stats on Easley, a link should still be included in the infobox.
  • It would be better, when linking a specific year, to link to one of the 19XX NFL season articles rather than 19XX in sports.
  • I would like to see more info on his early career. For instance - he was a mult-sport star in high school, but in what sports?
  • Is there any more info on what he is doing now (other than just "business entrepreneur")? If so, that would be very good to include.
  • The Bill Walsh quote is not sourced.
  • Last, but not least, this article is in definite need of some copyediting - there are quite a few grammatical errors throughout.

Once these issues are addressed, the article should be fit for GA status. --cholmes75 (chit chat) 15:55, 30 July 2006 (UTC)

I disagree with some. The footnotes are set in a different way than most people use but still valid, see Selena for example, images are not required and I hate using fair use unless I really have to if I want to get an article to WP:FAC, see Ryan Leaf for example, the article I'm working now.

The Bill Walsh quote is from the first footnote, I try to refrence it but it breaks the quotebox in a dramatic way and I don't like using a quotes section. Can't find no extra info on being business entrepreneur, same with the early life and the exact disease he had.

I fixed the rest, I kept the XXX in sports for the college section while changed that to NFL season on his Pro Career and also I'm a bad copyeditor but I did some. Jaranda wat's sup 20:20, 30 July 2006 (UTC)

Good Article nomination has failed[edit]

The Good article nomination for Kenny Easley has failed, for the following reason:

  • Numerous copyediting issues still need to be fixed.
  • Still very little information on early life and post-football endeavors. The information may not be quick to find, but it must be out there, since he is a public figure.
  • Still no link to profootballreference.com in the infobox. --cholmes75 (chit chat) 23:06, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

I'm an bad copyeditior, looks good to me though, no info found after mass searching, and link is not mantadory to the infobox. Jaranda wat's sup 23:17, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

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

Reviewer: The Rambling Man (talk · contribs) 08:22, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

Comments

  • Where is his middle name and birthdate referenced?
  • "Easley played college football "... don't repeat his surname so quickly, perhaps just "He played..."
  • Then make it "...1981 NFL Draft, Easley..."
  • "In 1984"... try to avoid easter egg links.
  • "after the 1987 season after" repetitive.
  • "after the 1987 season after he was diagnosed to have severe kidney disease. After" really repetitive.
  • "1999-2003" year ranges and scores should use an en-dash to separate them (per WP:DASH).
    • I think I got them all. Secret account 00:32, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Infobox, "Strong Safety" is overcapitalised.
  • "Beard-DeLong-Easley" I imagine this should be en-dashes rather than hyphenated.
  • "His jersey number was retired by the school, and in 1991, Easley was " -> "Easley's jersey number was retired ... and in 1991 he was...".
  • "but didn't play" avoid contractions.
    • Fixed the few examples I saw. Secret account 00:32, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
  • "Pro career" do you mean "Professional career" as "pro" is a little colloquial.
  • You relink 1981 NFL Draft a couple of times, but not Seattle Seahawks (for instance). Be consistent with your linking strategy.
  • "led the National Football League " you've already referred to this entity as the NFL so why suddenly expand the acronym again?
  • "a 45-0 win" en-dash.
  • "He hurt his knee ..." bit weak, maybe "He injured his knee"
    • Used your example like you said. Secret account 00:32, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
  • "In December, Easley was rumored to be in the trading block..." this is all a little odd for me, I'm not sure how accessible this sentence is to non-experts, and I'm not sure we should be writing about "rumours".
    • The rumors were a part why his career ended prematurely, if it wasn't because of the trade that happened, the kidney disease probably would have been diagnosed early. I was thinking of another way to reword it. Secret account 00:32, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
  • "a 23-20 loss" en-dash.
  • "Buffalo Bills defensive end Bruce Smith " since all this is linked, it's confusing.
    • Removed the first two links, people can simply click on the Smith article. Secret account 00:32, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
  • "Bruce Smith was named " comma after Smith.
  • "He was also selected for the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team." ref?
  • Ref 1 needs publisher/work/author information.
  • As do Refs 4, 6.
    • I replaced one of the sources, the other source (which I think its the old source 1 you are talking about) is a broken link will fix now the other two, problem is my overheating computer. Secret account 00:32, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
      • Removed problematic source. Secret account 01:49, 3 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Ref 5 should lose the SHOUTING (similarly in 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 21, 22, 23 and 25)
  • Ref 5, is that really the Boston Glove?
    • According to the linked source yes. Secret account 00:32, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Retrieved date should be consistent in format.
  • Highbeam in italics or not? Be consistent.
  • Ref 17 should be The New York Times.
  • One template implies he's a member of the All-Century UCLA Bruin team, but this isn't covered.
    • I had issues verifying the information thus I nominated it for TFD, I expanded a bit on his college career however.
  • Similarly the 35th anniversary team, and the "FWWA Quarter-century team", again not covered in the article.
    • Will add the information soon on all three above. Secret account 00:32, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

GA criteria[edit]

GA review (see here for what the criteria are, and here for what they are not)
  1. It is reasonably well written.
    a (prose): b (MoS for lead, layout, word choice, fiction, and lists):
    Many prose-related comments above.
  2. It is factually accurate and verifiable.
    a (reference section): b (citations to reliable sources): c (OR):
  3. It is broad in its coverage.
    a (major aspects): b (focused):
    Some topics not covered (see comments).
  4. It follows the neutral point of view policy.
    Fair representation without bias:
  5. It is stable.
    No edit wars, etc.:
  6. It is illustrated by images and other media, where possible and appropriate.
    a (images are tagged and non-free content have fair use rationales): b (appropriate use with suitable captions):
  7. Overall:
    Pass/Fail:

I'll put this "on hold" pending resolution of the comments. The Rambling Man (talk) 08:22, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

Please let me know when my comments have been resolved. The Rambling Man (talk) 16:37, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
My apologizes, my computer has been overheating and turning off randomly the past month or so and because of a massive money drain my most recent illness a few months ago costs me, I am currently lacking the funds to replace it. That is why I am/was unable to focus on one particular thing on the present moment that takes me more than 30 minutes like content work or GA reviews (I had literally finished one GA review and about to click save when my computer turned off, losing the review). I should be able to finish your concerns by tomorrow, as I will be in the University the whole day (and not using my fried laptop). Secret account 00:32, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
No worries. Ping me when you're done. The Rambling Man (talk) 17:21, 2 August 2013 (UTC)