User talk:GrahamColm

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One of my diagrams


Hey, I was wondering if you could take a look at Sleeping Dogs (video game) and tell me if you think it meets the FA criteria in your opinion. It would be very much appreciated! URDNEXT (talk) 22:33, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

GrahamColm URDNEXT (talk) 09:59, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, I don't have the time. Graham Colm (talk) 14:15, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

What happened here?[edit]

After weeks of nothing, I saw that this FA was not promoted. Can you tell me why? Everything in the list of items was addressed, and no one had any remaining concerns. Maury Markowitz (talk) 11:49, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Based on the reviews, it was not possible to decide if a consensus had been reached that the article satisifies the the FA criteria. The FAC coordinators need to see at least three, preferably four or more, explicit statements of support backed-up by their reviews. Graham Colm (talk) 12:47, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
Given that the nom was months old, the lack of support votes was likely simply because it was far off anyone's screen. There seems to have been no attempt to address this through the "needs attention" or other mechanisms, let alone even a ping on my talk page. I would have checked more frequency, but I was under the impression the whole process was stalled, which is why I asked on the talk page, but no one answered there either. I'm sure I could have garnered supports in a few moments, but I wasn't asked. Now what do I do? Maury Markowitz (talk) 16:13, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
You can renominate the article. Please do not solicit "supports", but it is acceptable to invite reviews using neutrallly worded requests. BTW, nominators are expected to watch their FACS. We do not have the resources to notify you with regard to any comments (or closures). Graham Colm (talk) 16:46, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
Graham, as far as I was aware, due to language on the FA talk page, the FA system was stalled. I asked about this and got no response. So after weeks of no updates, suddenly, without warning, there's an update. Are you really blaming me for not noticing this? And given the delays, do you really think it is too much to ask for a note on my talk page that something was about to happen after all that time? Surely given the months I spent on this, a post on my talk page is not going to break the bank. Maury Markowitz (talk) 21:17, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
Maury Markowitz, the two active FAC coordinators cannot be expected to notify nominators that nominations are approaching the time when they will be closed, either as successful or not. That has never been regarded as part of their role. If reviewers aren't reviewing, then articles can't remain open indefinitely. Better to try again in a couple of weeks or so, with a clean start (but a link to the old review). There won't be any criticism if you notify the previous reviewers of the second review. The "stalled" FA system relates to the bot that tidies up closed nominations, not to the work of reviewers or the FAC coordinators. I suggest you try the efficient MILHIST A-class review (Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Assessment/A-Class review) which will get some knowledgeable reviewers onto the article who, if satisfied with the article, are likely to come through to FAC with you. Good luck. BencherliteTalk 21:34, 18 September 2014 (UTC)