Wikipedia:Cleanup/Archive 3

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Listings from 2008

2008

November

  • No. 419 squadron RCAF - Needs cleanup, doesn't look like an article at all. Pevernagie (talk) 10:40, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Shorts - A long time tagged article, this one suffers from a monocultural point of view and lacks sources. Needs help from non North American editors to cover sociological conventions and history of other regions.—Lendorien (talk) 17:44, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Nautical tourism - Has been tagged for cleanup for 2 years. A stub with practically no edits but the creators, this desperately needs attention, expansion, sources, orphan fixing, etc.—Lendorien (talk) 16:23, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

- I worked on this site a little today. Plenty of information to expand it. Doctorfun (talk) 02:33, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

  • Ender in Exile - Needs help, citations, general cleanup. ~Auzemandius {talk/contrib} 17:40, 17 November 2008 (UTC)
  • List of missiles by country, which is not a list anymore... It need major cleaning. Some people tried to fix its structure, but verifiability problems stopped those effort. Notably ComputerGeezer's work... Please help! --ŦħęGɛя㎥ 03:18, 17 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Battle Dress Uniform makes no distinction between the generic term and the type of uniform of the US military that is currently being replaced by its successor.
  • Harpocrates - Needs WP:TONE cleanup. Concerns are addressed on the talk page. Probably could use more external citations as well. LH (talk) 02:04, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Texas United States House elections, 2006 - Not all districts have results or data in tables. Needs updating. - Requires research.—Lendorien (talk) 20:36, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Shaba I - Article has some issues and has for 2 years. Needs a little expansion in the background section for context and some tonal edits. And sourcing of course. - Requires a bit of research.—Lendorien (talk) 17:25, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Tony Hutchinson - Grammer checking needed. Also needs extensive revision as it's entirely written in a In universe style. - Requires Mostly text edits. Extransive.—Lendorien (talk) 17:53, 8 November 2008 (UTC)
Grammar and spellcheck on this completed today. ArcAngel (talk) 02:37, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
  • Nova Zagora - Coordinates and map on the entry for Nova Zagora, Bulgaria page have errors that need to be corrected. 7 November 2008.
Done. The coordinates now work correctly and put the marker (Google Maps & Earth) in the center of the town's central park/square. Astronaut (talk) 18:40, 6 March 2009 (UTC)
Revised article, added wikiproject. needs sourcing and some research to fact check.—Lendorien (talk) 17:04, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

October

  • Ruthenium (II) tris (bathophenantroline disulfonate) - Utterly confusing to the layman. Needs a lookover by a chemist. Orphaned as well.—Lendorien (talk) 18:32, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Boys in Red Tragedy - Grammar, citations/references could use some cleanup. Expansion of Aftermath and Reaction sections also wouldn't hurt.—Kuzwa (talk)
  • William Poole (American 19th cent. NYC bully or gangster) - Intro is short but establishes notability as a political leader. Unfortunately, the article says nothing about this and just contains text dumps of article quotes. Research needed to turn this into a proper stub.—Lendorien (talk) 19:06, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Johann Strauss I - Article is awkwardly written and sounds like a translation, will probably need a complete rewrite. ♪TempoDiValse♪ 23:29, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Podiatry - Some OR issues here. Parts need to be wikified, needs organizational help, soucing, and the difference/similarity between podiatry and chiropody need to be made clear.—Lendorien (talk) 14:16, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance - an easy cleanup. Some sections need prosifying. Needs some editing to remove "you."—Lendorien (talk) 13:38, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Religion and politics - Has seen major cleanup in the past year. Needs review by those knowledgeable and sourcing. See talk page for details.—Lendorien (talk) 14:47, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Final Destination / Final Destination 2 / Final Destination 3 share a common issue with overly detailed plot summaries and extended "cast" sections that further introduce plot information. Will attempt to trim the fat myself, but could use some help to make sure trimming fits in standards.—TRTX T / C 13:48, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Karl Michael Ziehrer Article is in bad need of copyediting and cleanup; sounds like a translation. ♪TempoDiValse♪ 23:29, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
  • The Fabric of Reality is a very confusing, poorly organised, collection of factoids. Perhaps it should be turned into an article, or perhaps pruned severely. Drpixie (talk) 11:26, 7 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Diamond Shoal Light should have two confusing elements reconciled; the text only covers a short-lived lighthouse of 1891, while the infobox only mentions a 1966–2001 lighthouse. Chris the speller (talk) 16:11, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

August

  • Auditory masking is a quite informative article; however, there's lots of unnecessary text scattered throughout the article. e.g. "(Gelfand 2004)." is repeated many times for no reason, and "{{{author}}}, {{{title}}}, [[{{{publisher}}}]], [[{{{date}}}]]" appears in another place. 4.242.147.244 (talk) 19:29, 30 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Those are citations. They probablyc ould be coverted to intext tho.—Lendorien (talk) 15:24, 28 October 2008 (UTC)
  • History of Shanghai is full of unnecessary details and generalizations that make the article confusing and tedious to read. It needs extensive re-writing. winstonho0805 (talk) 07:00, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
  • By some "six degrees of separation" type browsing, I find De'ang to have a clear case of copy-and-paste content and the like. Could do with a mass perge of copyrighted material etc. doktorb wordsdeeds 07:36, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Treasury, The Treasury and The Treasury (disambiguation). Some rearrangement/merging/repartitioning of entries needed. Jackiespeel (talk) 15:11, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Server (computing) - Confusing definition of the term, followed by other several disorderly definitions as the bulk of the article. There has to be a more encyclopedic way to present the subject. Kreachure (talk) 23:18, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
    • Upon review of the article, it is suggested that an authority on the subject replace the list of unneeded "Definitions of terms" and replace it with a history of the use of servers.
    • Just did some massive cleanup of the definitions, passing on for further review LaVieEntiere (talk) 06:47, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Vasileios Spanoulis Page has been hijacked many many times by Spanoulis' fans and i couldn't keep up with all the edits. It has turned into some kind of fanpage.Plus it contains many useless information and details.Page is also very long Lacks NPOV too. Just to tell you that i had to removed links to videos in youtube one of which was called "Vassilis Spanoulis is better than Ricky Rubio and Rudy Fernandez". Sergiogr ([[User

talk:Sergiogr|talk]]) 11:10, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

  • List of disaster films Contains many films which fall outside of this category. List seems to be a list of all films which contain disasters (using a very broad definition) rather than read as a list of films from the Disaster film genre. Needs much editing. Deckchair (talk) 15:11, 16 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Wacky Races-intermittent POV-pushing and little sourcing
  • Alphabets derived from the Latin needs to be reorganized, to be brief. I have discussed other details on the talk page. -Nameneko (talk) 02:21, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
  • WPYA - Needs a quick fact checking as the text seems convoluted. The station really had that many callsign changes?—Lendorien (talk) 16:44, 1 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Folk high school - The article—particularly the section on France—still needs quite a bit of sourcing. Also needs to be fact checked and possibly some text editing for normalization.—Lendorien (talk) 16:46, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Ashutosh Tewari - Has GAN potential but needs to have more specific information regarding the link between robotic surgery and the subject of the article.—Nishant M (talk) 10:53, 11 August 2008 (UTC)Nishant M

July

  • Anton Abele, a little help with organising the references.
    • Have changed the format of the references so they are now in order and relate to the article text. Have also made various style and grammar and spelling alterations to the text. The article could do with some more references.IrishPete (talk) 19:42, 23 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Vazhithala, needs to be written more clearly with some geographic context and needs wikification
    • Cleaned up grammar, trimmed down unneeded info, added stub tag still in need of a picture and political stats etc. Royall (talk) 14:3619 August 2008
  • Photoanimation This article about Ken Burns Effect-ish processes needs major reworking. TMC1221 (talk)
  • Taiyuan Cites no references. I corrected some grammar errors, but I'm sure there's stil much to be done. I think that the intro should be expanded, as well. IceUnshattered (talk)
  • West View Park has no references, needs to be wikified, and definitely needs copy editing.—Ultima Designs (talk) 01:18, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Science and technology in Canada - the second biggest article on wikipedia.—Allemandtando (talk) 17:42, 11 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Nuevo Estadio Azul has no references, it's uncategorized, and is using bad grammar. Erik93 (talk) 04:20, 14 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Big Stick Diplomacy It's high importance, and not much larger than a couple paragraphs. I've already started, but it could use some outside help. Leonard(Bloom) 21:25, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Academic disciplines is in some major need of revisions. Both in terms of the current bullet format which is making additions to various sections unsymmetrical, as well as major content issues. Currently there are few cited sources, and disciplines of all stripes are being added - including those that do not even have a wiki article. OpusDiabolus (talk) 11:17, 17 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Stereotype needs dire work overall, drastically lacking citations, organization, POV, balance of information, and conciseness. Concentrates too much on ethnical discrimination rather than the overall topic itself. Recommended into splitting types of discrimination into sub-articles. Zanibas (talk) 07:35, 18 July 2008 (UTC)
  • The article on The Mars Volta has sections (especially those on their various albums) that are a real mess. There are multiple references to dates with no year given; grammar is often horrible; references are most often lacking. Perhaps someone with an overall knowledge of the band's oeuvre might be able to do some work on it.—StavinChain (talk) 11:56, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

June

May

  • Persepolis - Reads like written by someone who has English as a second language. Needs grammar checking. Lacks sources. Listed since 2006.—Lendorien (talk) 16:36, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Notting Hill - Seems ok, but refs are a mess and not in proper citation format.—Lendorien (talk) 15:43, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Rhyming slang could use a good re-write, also some copyediting, grammatical fixes, and general cleanup. Cheers,—Mizu onna sango15/珊瑚15 23:04, 27 May 2008 (UTC).
  • Chicken 65 The article has been edited and counter-edited by people wanting to lay claim to its legacy or something.. and one of the references quote is a blogspot.com post.. extremely irrelevant blog.. the dish however is not.. please ask me for help if needed.. in my opinion the whole article should be flushed.. made bare.—Bijun (talk) 17:36, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Tremulous The article is written a lot like a game guide, and needs more sources. ۩ Dracion ۩ ✎ ✉ 11:24, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Secretariat (horse) Honors and Retirement is not written like an encyclopedia article and needs more citations.
  • Edward Dunlop Character Summary contains false information in the Commands bit.—DestructoTalk to me 02:34, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Beatrix_of_the_Netherlands Article is entirely unsourced. PrinceOfCanada (talk) 03:32, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Jackie_Collins Article has been incorrectly sourced from unofficial biographies of the author. I will be editing it over the next few weeks Twiglet23 (talk) 15:58, 1 May 2008 (GMT)
  • Burlesque (album) is not written in an encyclopedic way. Lunakeet 13:40, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Butcombe is full of typos and grammatical errors. — Paul G (talk) 17:18, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

April

  • Rainbow Boys The Character Summary needs to be edited for grammar and style; it may be easier to entirely rewrite the section with new descriptions.—75.111.175.177 (talk) 23:07, 23 April 2008 (UTC)
  • James Lowther, 1st Viscount Ullswater The conference links have ceased operating - probably other links to the given site need checking. Jackiespeel (talk) 17:54, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
  • Education in Bulgaria - It needs to be more organized and wikified. Splee (talk) 10:02, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
  • Benina International Airport - The section on the new airport sounds like an advert/news article. It needs to be cleaned. Jaw101ie (talk) 19:01, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
  • World War III (section) - The premise of the section Difficulty in determining a "World War" is relevant to the page, but the arguments are confused, and it drifts off the point. Deciding what is meant by "World War" is a pre-requisite to determining what (if any) events will be labelled as "World War III". Perhaps this section should just raise the question and refer to World War, which covers the ground more coherently. Swiveler (talk) 06:23, 14 April 2008 (UTC)
  • Jesse Jackson, Jr. The article is a bit of a mess—some mis-spelled items, many POV statements, etc. Pyronite (talk) 22:13, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

March

  • Delta Upsilon - Needs to be completely revised. Contains huge lists of members that need to be prosified (in the style used in Alpha Phi Alpha. See the talk page for suggestions for cleanup.—Lendorien (talk) 15:57, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • Aureal Semiconductor - Article has a lot of messy external links. Needs copy editing + sourcing. Structure could use a cleanup. Tagged since 2006. Probably an easy fixer upper.—Lendorien (talk) 15:17, 17 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Anna-Maria Ravnopolska-Dean - Major rewrite candidate, reads like it is a resume for the artist.—ScaldingHotSoup (talk) 18:53, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

February

  • Rights of Man - This article is extremely cluttered, is running out of room, or needs better segways from section to section, some rewriting and possibly expert attention. Also lacks any sources.—Lendorien (talk) 16:43, 27 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Pancharatna Kritis - Needs to be rewritten in a more encyclopedic style, wikifying, copy editing, and a lot of work. Contains all of the lyrics of the piece. These need to be removed or moved to wikisource. POV issues as well. No sourcing and orphaned. Desperately in need of attention. I've started work on it, but help needed.—Lendorien (talk) 00:45, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Chinatown patterns in North America - Completely unsourced, smacks of OR.—Lendorien (talk) 23:58, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Fairly OddBaby needs some work. It is full of bad grammar and written in a bad style. - J-Whitt (talk) 23:17, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
  • I did a little grammer checking at the start of it, but since I havent the show, someone who has may want to look at its plot {*TEE DUB*} (talk) 18:50, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
  • I did a little plot work too, but I only saw up to that part.-Sakuraluver(talk)
  • Dragan Radulović, see the talk page, I've identified some sources but language is an issue. Not sure which language of the former Yugoslavia it is, however. Travellingcari (talk) 15:48, 19 February 2008 (UTC)