Talk:Neopets

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Former good article nominee Neopets was a 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.



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Improving the article[edit]

Does anyone else still edit this regularly? I've been making some major changes to it over the last couple weeks to get this to be a better article, but I honestly can't walk the line between comprehensive and overly detailed. I've learned more about Neopets while editing this article than could or should be included and it's hard to draw the line sometimes. Some things still in need of improvement:

  • Lead is lacking and needs to be rewritten, probably after the rest of the article finds its place.
  • Reception definitely still needs improvement.
  • Images relevant to the article needs to be added. The homepage screenshot doesn't seem to be pertinent and the NeoHome screenshot doesn't illustrate much. It could probably do with just two relevant images aside from the logo. More is probably too much since it's copyrighted content.
  • References need to be updated since I've found a few dead ones. Also, the Neopets site seems to have take out any mention of the original creators of the site. Since bots aren't allowed on those parts of the site, some information has been lost.

I'm iffy about the Gameplay section. Gameplay is so broad with respect to Neopets that it's hard to maintain a comprehensive view without being too detailed. Also iffy about the History section with respect to Altador Cup. Not sure how many references are needed or what still needs references since it almost appears to be over-referenced. I'm a little too close to the article to be able to see any major problems, but I'm still working on the article as it still needs work. I'd like to be able to get this to good quality before a peer review and a GA push. Peer review would probably give a good outsider view. --Squids and Chips 22:27, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Seriously?[edit]

Part of the draw for girls are the cute Neopets.

Can this be either reliably sourced or removed? It's awfully sexist.

Agreed. If there is no objection, deletion should occur Houtz96 (talk) 01:50, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

— Preceding unsigned comment added by 205.250.210.163 (talk) 07:04, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

Reception[edit]

Just making this as a open sandbox discussion about how we can improve the reception section. It's badly outdated, and could use some TLC. What does everyone think? Houtz96 (talk) 02:45, 8 May 2013 (UTC)