Talk:Morocco

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Former good article Morocco was one of the Geography and places good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. 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.
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GA Review[edit]

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

Hi! I will be reviewing this article for GA status, and should have the full review up shortly. Dana boomer (talk) 23:57, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

GA review (see here for criteria)
  1. It is reasonably well written.
    a (prose): b (MoS):
    • The lead needs to be expanded. For an article of this length it should be three to four paragraphs long, fully summarizing the article without presenting new information. References are generally not needed in the lead, except for extremely controversial statements, but this is up to the discretion of the individual editor.
    • The History section should be trimmed. It should be shortened to a maximum of 7-8 paragraphs and the excess information moved to the sub articles.
    • There are too many short sections that relate to politics, the judiciary and foreign relationships. These should be combined, and sub-sections should be utilized where appropriate.
    • The Transport section needs to be expanded - it cannot be simply a link to a main article.
    • The Affiliations section and Bilateral and multilateral agreements should be combined with the International organization affiliations section.
    • The Geography section has three very short subsections that need to be expanded or combined.
    • The third external link (Public Services) deadlinks.
  2. It is factually accurate and verifiable.
    a (references): b (citations to reliable sources): c (OR):
    • The major issue that this article has is the lack of references. Entire sections are lacking references, including many areas of specific facts and non-widely known information. Correcting this with reliable sources will take a significant amount of time and work.
    • Other language Wikipedias, such as the Persian (current ref #9) and Turkish (current ref #10) ones, are not acceptable references for an English language Wikipedia article.
    • Current ref #21 (Profile on Morocco) deadlinks.
    • Current ref #28 (Genetic structure of north-west Africa revealed by STR analysis) deadlinks.
  3. It is broad in its coverage.
    a (major aspects): b (focused):
    • See the comments on sections that need to be expanded in the first section above.
  4. It follows the neutral point of view policy.
    Fair representation without bias:
  5. It is stable.
    No edit wars, etc.:
    • The main editors may want to check the significant editing that was done by IP editors recently.
  6. It is illustrated by images, where possible and appropriate.
    a (images are tagged and non-free images have fair use rationales): b (appropriate use with suitable captions):
  7. Overall:
    Pass/Fail:

I'm afraid I'm going to have to fail this article's GA nomination. There is too much work that needs to be done with organization and referencing. The article has potential, but needs a large time investment before it can be of GA status. If you have any questions, please bring them to my talk page. Dana boomer (talk) 00:41, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Persistent adding of bias in the section "Economy"[edit]

Since user:Dzlinker persists on adding prostituion as a major issue and on meaning that Western Sahara phosphates mines are significant for Moroccan economy, here are two remarks:

--Omar-toons (talk) 10:03, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

Moroccans ara ethnicly arabs, berbers and sub-saharans[edit]

The majority of studies says clearly that arab invasion to north africa contribud to moroccans genetic poll, moroccans are mostly arab-berber- — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stoicrack (talkcontribs) 02:45, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Morocco´s ethnic groups.[edit]

Morocco has a diverse ethnic composition, the native people are the berbers, how ever, arab invasion centuries ago, the slavery of the blacks african and the arrivel of the arabs and jews expelled from Iberian peninsula contribud to make Morocco ethnically diverse, so it is a mistake believe that moroccans or the north african people are just ethnically berbers. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.32.51.3 (talk) 02:03, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Text correction - same text written twice in a row[edit]

Hello, not sure if this is the right way to do this but here goes - under "Tourism" the following text presently exists

"Casablanca is the major cruise port in Morocco, and has the best developed market for tourists in Morocco. Casablanca is the major cruise port in Morocco, and has the best developed market for tourists in Morocco"

As you can see it's written twice, and should probably only be written once. Hope that helps. 196.217.243.155 (talk) 18:10, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, Talk page is exactly the place for this. But you know, if you sign up you could almost fix this by yourself. trespassers william (talk) 19:54, 20 June 2014 (UTC)