Talk:Alexander Hamilton

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Semi-protected edit request on 15 December 2017[edit]

There is also a popular musical play called Hamilton (musical) that is written about the events of his life Alec yes its who you think it is (talk) 01:13, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

It's already mentioned in the section titled "In popular culture". —C.Fred (talk) 01:20, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
Wait, what? There's a musical? That's just crazy – nobody would want to see a musical about Alexander Hamilton. ;) Lwarrenwiki (talk) 03:43, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

Everyone loves the musical, it's like one of the best musicals of all freaking time it is amazing!- A True Hamilfan — Preceding unsigned comment added by HannahTE (talkcontribs) 00:22, 21 December 2017 (UTC)

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Length of lead[edit]

The lead is clocking in at 840 words & 7 paragraphs. Taking a look at other similar articles, Thomas Jefferson's lead is 588 words, George Washington's is 636, (though Napoleon's lead clocks in at 884 words.) MOS:LEADLENGTH only says that "As a general guideline—but not absolute rule—the lead should usually be no longer than four paragraphs." and "A lead that is too short leaves the reader unsatisfied; a lead that is too long is intimidating, difficult to read, and may cause the reader to lose interest halfway." Would welcome other editors' thoughts on this. Shearonink (talk) 17:35, 23 December 2017 (UTC)

It's down to 723 words. That covers a very complex and eventful career. The lede in my opinion moves well and is NOT intimidating, NOT difficult to read, and UNLIKELY to cause the reader to lose interest halfway. If they lose interest at 360 words -- less than one printed page--they will be hard pressed to handle a high school history textbook. Rjensen (talk) 19:05, 23 December 2017 (UTC)
I agree with editor Rjensen.Isananni (talk) 11:47, 24 December 2017 (UTC)
I've got to agree with Shearonink's concern. The length is defensible, but it's longer and more detailed than it needs to be. I find it unwieldy; sometimes I find myself wondering how much longer I've got to scroll down just to get to the table of contents! I'm thinking of doing some careful and judicious trimming in the near future. Lwarrenwiki (talk) 19:26, 24 December 2017 (UTC)
Hmm. Needs more copyediting than I initially thought, for accuracy and focus as well as length. I made a smallish edit today, but it will require more than that. Lwarrenwiki (talk) 20:21, 24 December 2017 (UTC)
The article has been peer-reviewed and rated GA. I’m sure every article on Wikipedia has room for improvements, but I do not see the need to make excessive amendments here at this point. Isananni (talk) 06:16, 25 December 2017 (UTC)
The article was passed to GA status in 2015, and articles change over time, it's always a good idea to peer under the hood (so to speak) and keep an article humming along. I think the word count (as of the most-recent version) is fine but that 840 words/7 paragraphs was somewhat long. Shearonink (talk) 16:06, 25 December 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 4 January 2018[edit]

Delete duplicate "was" in first sentence of subsection "Emergence of political parties". 82.1.122.99 (talk) 17:13, 4 January 2018 (UTC) 82.1.122.99 (talk) 17:13, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

Done st170e 17:40, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

Date of duel[edit]

The date of the duel was July 11,1804 Not July 7, 1804

Spjames220 (talk) 16:04, 11 January 2018 (UTC)
Indeed, and Hamilton died the day after the duel. Strange that the lead had a different date compared to the infobox, and a wrong one at that, thanks for pointing it out. Isananni (talk) 20:09, 11 January 2018 (UTC)