Talk:2007 Boston Mooninite panic

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Former good article nominee 2007 Boston Mooninite panic was a History 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.

NPOV VIOLATION? UNDUE WEIGHT?[edit]

Does this title- bomb SCARE- violate NPOV? The article seems to open up directly on a negative tone. However, at the same time, if that is how the event is normally referred to outside of Wikipedia, I guess it would be considered neutral . . .

Also, there seems to be undue weight with regard to the excessive comments made by random, anonymous unimportant people supporting the seemingly comical "joke" of planting these look-alike bombs - which also creates this unequal balance and skews NPOV towards a more biased ending in favour of what these Berdovsky and Stevens accomplished. The article seems to be retain a slight bias in the favour of Berdovsky and Stevens and seems to - again, slightly, inadvertently mock the Boston Police and those seriously disturbed by the incident. Are the comments by anonymous individuals even reliable/verifiable?

Serenabergs1990 (talk) 18:10, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Actually, I'd change the title to "2007 Boston 'bomb' scare". "hoax" nothing. No one made any threats or even any suggestions of threats. Just because people panicked when they saw something they didn't recognize is no reason for the cops to get clueless. - Denimadept (talk) 21:50, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Added side-by-side of Lite-Brite[edit]

Lite-Brite and a Mooninite display
Lite-Brite (without black paper) spelling "hello"
A Lite-Brite (without black paper) spelling "hello"
Close-up of one of the LED displays while being lit
Close-up of one of the LED displays resembling Ignignokt while being lit
Lite-Brite children's toy (left) and Mooninite display (right)

Added side-by-side of Lite-Brite to the article.

Cheers,

Cirt (talk) 22:19, 19 September 2015 (UTC)

2007 Boston Mooninite panic[edit]

Page name moved to 2007 Boston Mooninite panic.

Page move to 2007 Boston Mooninite panic rationale explained
  1. Previously was "2007 Boston bomb scare".
  2. However I looked for a definition of the phrase "bomb scare".
  3. There is no article on "bomb scare" on Wikipedia.
  4. But "bomb scare" redirects to bomb threat.
  5. The first sentence of the article bomb threat says: "A bomb threat is generally defined as a threat, usually verbal or written, to detonate an explosive or incendiary device to cause property damage, death, or injuries, whether or not such a device actually exists."
  6. There was no bomb.
  7. There was no threat.
  8. Therefore it is inappropriate to have "bomb scare", or "bomb", or "threat" in the title of this article.

Thank you,

Cirt (talk) 22:42, 19 September 2015 (UTC)

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