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The following discussion is an archived discussion of the DYK nomination of the article below. Please do not modify this page. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page (such as this nomination's talk page, the article's talk page or Wikipedia talk:Did you know), unless there is consensus to re-open the discussion at this page. No further edits should be made to this page.

The result was: promoted by BlueMoonset (talk) 15:42, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

Gandhi as a Political Strategist[edit]

Mahatma Gandhi in his 70s, in the 1940s

  • Comment: The phrase quoted in the hook can be viewed online as a snippet HERE

Created/expanded by Presearch (talk). Self nom at 21:30, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Article has been expanded more than fivefold in the five days preceding nom and is obviously above 1500 characters. Overall the article is sourced, neutral, and I am not seeing any indications of copyright problems. Image is good with the hook interesting and accurate, and you have reviewed another nomination, but I think there is a minor neutrality issue that should be fixed. We should not say "mistaken views of Gandhi" in the editorial voice. I would suggest the word "mistaken" can simply be stricken and the hook will be all right. The Article should also not use the term and I think the "masqueraded" quote should be noted as the author's view in the article similar to how it has been done here in the hook.--The Devil's Advocate (talk) 16:56, 27 September 2012 (UTC)
Symbol redirect vote4.png Hello, and thanks for your thoughtful review and suggestion. To address the problem you identified, I have inserted the phrase "what it asserts are". The sentence now reads: <<Chapter 1 seeks to rebut what it asserts are six mistaken views of Gandhi that have "masqueraded as 'realistic' assessments."[FOOTNOTE TO TEXT]>>. Do you think that solves the neutrality issue? Many thanks -- Presearch (talk) 17:32, 27 September 2012 (UTC)
Make a similar change to the hook and I think we will be good to go.--The Devil's Advocate (talk) 17:40, 27 September 2012 (UTC)
  • There's one piece of ambiguity in the hook that I think it would be useful to make clear. Is the book rebutting six of Gandhi's views or six views that people have of Ghandi? Ryan Vesey 17:53, 27 September 2012 (UTC)
Oh, yes, I see those points that each of you have made. How about the following as an alternate hook?:

Mahatma Gandhi in his 70s, in the 1940s

ALT1: ... that Gene Sharp's book Gandhi as a Political Strategist seeks to rebut what it asserts are six mistaken views about Gandhi (pictured) that have "masqueraded as 'realistic' assessments"?
Thanks for your patience. -- Presearch (talk) 18:00, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Acceptable in my mind, I haven't looked at anything else so I'll let The Devil's Advocate leave the tick. As a comment, this should be placed so that it is online during the day of India's October 2nd, not UTC. I think 9:00 UTC would work great, that would put it up at 1:30 in New Delhi. Ryan Vesey 18:08, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

I agree that 9:00 UTC on Oct 2 would be a great time - I hope that's when it's run. Thanks -- Presearch (talk) 21:10, 27 September 2012 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Rewrite makes it neutral and the hook stays under the character limit.--The Devil's Advocate (talk) 19:16, 27 September 2012 (UTC)