I am nominating this for featured list because I feel that it is of sufficient quality. I believe that this article meets the necessary FL criteria, and I welcome any comments about ways in which it could be improved. Thanks very much! A Thousand Doors (talk | contribs) 20:22, 21 September 2013 (UTC)
Resolved comments from SchroCat (talk) 13:11, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
*"Jack White, lead singer": a US or journalistic error – this should be "the lead singer". There should be a definite article before all such descriptors. (You have it a few times below as well, such as "Alex Turner, lead singer", "Beth Ditto, lead singer", and others).
Got them all (I think).
"bandmate Meg White (right) placed at number six": I think "was placed" is more correct BrEng/non-journalese. This crops up a few times below, such as " Ditto placed" and others. (I suspect it may be the language used by the NME, but our encyclopaedic grammar should be tighter).
Got these all too (I think).
"Had It, Lost It" list: James Bond should sort under B
I had considered this, but, from what I can tell, it seems to be customary to refer to fictional characters by their first names rather than their surnames (maybe for WP:WAF reasons, or something). WP:FA#Media and WP:WikiProject Fictional characters/Quality content both list fictional characters by their first names. That said, James Bond filmography refers to the character as "Bond" rather than "James", so, if you feel that it would be better to have it sort under B, I'm happy to change it.
Fair enough. I wouldn't take much notice of the Bond filmography, the main editor is an absolute idiot most of the time! - SchroCat (talk) 13:11, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
"The first woman to top the Cool List was Beth Ditto, the lead singer of American band The Gossip, who was named the coolest person in music in 2006", think it's better to keep it short and sweet.
"The 2006 list was lauded as the most female-oriented to date", is that the right word to use, especially with Lily Allen hiting out at the magazine for being 'sexist'? Maybe replace with a word that stands for striking, worthy of attention.
Ref 23 doesn't seem to work for me. Could you elaborate why there was no 'Cool List' in 2009? Lemonade51 (talk) 17:44, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
Fixed. I'm afraid that, as far as I can tell, NME never really explained why there was no Cool List in 2009 – they didn't even acknowledge its absence when it returned the following year. For whatever, they just never did one in 2009.
Support - I can see little to suggest save the following tweaks. BenMacDui 18:36, 9 November 2013 (UTC)
"mega-watt" - This is per the source but I think you could add <!-- sic --> to the text as it seems to have the same meaning as megawatt and looks like a typo to anyone familiar with the scientific term.
Having reread MOS:QUOTE, it appears that "trivial spelling and typographic errors should simply be corrected without comment", so I've just changed "mega-watt" to "megawatt".
"a combined age of 1,389" I don't think it breaches our OR restrictions to divide one number with another and tell us that the average was more than 27.5 as this would be a more meaningful statement.
Per WP:CALC, it would seem that you're correct. I have added a parenthetical comment stating that each person was aged approximately 28.
Cite 19 about Frank Carter's planned tattoo won't open for me but I don't have a good internet connection and Checklinks seems to think it's OK. I presume if you knew whether or not he actually did it that you'd include this information.
Agh, every XFM link has gone down. They have now all been fixed.