Talk:Andrew Wodrow/GA1

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GA Review[edit]

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Reviewer: Seabuckthorn (talk · contribs) 21:23, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
Nominator: Caponer (talk)

Hi! My review for this article will be here shortly. SFriendly.svg --Seabuckthorn  21:23, 28 February 2014 (UTC)


1: Well-written

WP:LEAD:

Check for WP:LEAD:

  1. Check for Correct Structure of Lead Section:  Done
  2. Check for Citations (WP:LEADCITE):  Done
  3. Check for Introductory text:  Done
    • Check for Provide an accessible overview (MOS:INTRO):  Done
      • Major Point 1: Early life and education "" (not a concise summary of the corresponding section in the body) Face-sad.svg
      • Major Point 2: Business career "" (not a concise summary of the corresponding section in the body) Face-sad.svg
      • Major Point 3: Political career "Wodrow was the first resident Clerk of Court for Hampshire County, Virginia (now West Virginia), a position in which he served for a tenure lasting 32 years (1782–1814). Prior to his service as Clerk of Court for Hampshire County, Wodrow served as a Lieutenant Colonel in command of cavalry in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Wodrow represented Hampshire County at the Virginia Ratifying Convention, which was held to ratify the United States Constitution in 1788." (summarised well in the lead) Face-smile.svg
      • Major Point 4: Land affairs and holdings "" (not a concise summary of the corresponding section in the body) Face-sad.svg
    • Check for Relative emphasis:  Done
      • Major Point 1: Early life and education "" (the lead does not give due weight as is given in the body) Face-sad.svg
      • Major Point 2: Business career "" (the lead does not give due weight as is given in the body) Face-sad.svg
      • Major Point 3: Political career "Wodrow was the first resident Clerk of Court for Hampshire County, Virginia (now West Virginia), a position in which he served for a tenure lasting 32 years (1782–1814). Prior to his service as Clerk of Court for Hampshire County, Wodrow served as a Lieutenant Colonel in command of cavalry in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Wodrow represented Hampshire County at the Virginia Ratifying Convention, which was held to ratify the United States Constitution in 1788." (the lead gives due weight as is given in the body) Face-smile.svg
      • Major Point 4: Land affairs and holdings "" (the lead does not give due weight as is given in the body) Face-sad.svg
    • Check for Opening paragraph (MOS:BEGIN):  Done
      • Check for First sentence (WP:LEADSENTENCE):  Done
        • Andrew Wodrow (1752–1814) was a prominent Scottish American merchant, militia officer, clerk of court, lawyer, and landowner in the colony (and later U.S. state) of Virginia.
      • Check for Format of the first sentence (MOS:BOLDTITLE):  Done
      • Check for Proper names and titles:  Done
      • Check for Abbreviations and synonyms (MOS:BOLDSYN): None
      • Check for Foreign language (MOS:FORLANG): None
      • Check for Pronunciation: None
      • Check for Contextual links (MOS:CONTEXTLINK):  Done
      • Check for Biographies:  Done
      • Check for Organisms: NA
  4. Check for Biographies of living persons: NA
  5. Check for Alternative names (MOS:LEADALT):  Done
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  6. Check for Length (WP:LEADLENGTH):  Done
  7. Check for Clutter (WP:LEADCLUTTER): None
WP:LAYOUT:
 Done

Check for WP:LAYOUT:  Done

  1. Check for Body sections: WP:BODY, MOS:BODY.  Done
    • Check for Headings and sections:  Done
    • Check for Section templates and summary style:  Done
    • Check for Paragraphs (MOS:PARAGRAPHS):  Done
  2. Check for Standard appendices and footers (MOS:APPENDIX):  Done
    • Check for Order of sections (WP:ORDER):  Done
    • Check for Works or publications:  Done
    • Check for See also section (MOS:SEEALSO): None
    • Check for Notes and references (WP:FNNR):  Done
    • Check for Further reading (WP:FURTHER): None
    • Check for External links (WP:LAYOUTEL): None
    • Check for Links to sister projects: None
    • Check for Navigation templates:  Done
  3. Check for Formatting:  Done
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WP:WTW:
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Check for WP:WTW:  Done

  1. Check for Words that may introduce bias:  Done
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    • Check for Expressions of doubt (WP:ALLEGED):  Done
    • Check for Editorializing (WP:OPED):  Done
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  2. Check for Expressions that lack precision:  Done
    • Check for Euphemisms (WP:EUPHEMISM):  Done
    • Check for Clichés and idioms (WP:IDIOM):  Done
    • Check for Relative time references (WP:REALTIME):  Done
    • Check for Neologisms (WP:PEA): None
  3. Check for Offensive material (WP:F***):  Done

Check for WP:MOSFICT:  Done

  1. Check for Real-world perspective (WP:Real world):  Done
    • Check for Primary and secondary information (WP:PASI):  Done
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WP:EMBED:
 Done
  • Prose is preferred over list (WP:PROSE):
  • Convert the list in the Personal life section into prose. Remove details of children except their names.


2: Verifiable with no original research

WP:RS:
 Done

Check for WP:RS:  Done

Cross-checked with other GAs: Virginia Argus and Hampshire Advertiser, Confederate Memorial (Romney, West Virginia), Wirgman Building, Wappocomo (Romney, West Virginia), Christian Streit White, Valley View (Romney, West Virginia), Alexander White (Virginia), Francis White (Virginia)

  1. Check for the material (WP:RSVETTING): (not contentious)  Done
    • Is it contentious?: No
    • Does the ref indeed support the material?:
  2. Check for the author (WP:RSVETTING):  Done
  3. Check for the publication (WP:RSVETTING):  Done
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Check for inline citations WP:MINREF:  Done

  1. Check for Direct quotations:  Done
  2. Check for Likely to be challenged:  Done
  3. Check for Contentious material about living persons (WP:BLP): NA
WP:NOR:
 Done
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  2. Check for synthesis (WP:SYN):  Done
  3. Check for original images (WP:OI):  Done


3: Broad in its coverage

a. Major aspects:
 Done

Cross-checked with other GAs: Virginia Argus and Hampshire Advertiser, Confederate Memorial (Romney, West Virginia), Wirgman Building, Wappocomo (Romney, West Virginia), Christian Streit White, Valley View (Romney, West Virginia), Alexander White (Virginia), Francis White (Virginia)

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    5. Check for Stay on topic and no wandering off-topic (WP:OFFTOPIC):
      • Fix the Personal life section. Remove details of children except their names.
b. Focused:
 Done
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4: Neutral

WP:NPOV:
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4. Fair representation without bias:  Done

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  3. Check for structure (WP:STRUCTURE):  Done
  4. Check for Due and undue weight (WP:DUE):  Done
  5. Check for Balancing aspects (WP:BALASPS):  Done
  6. Check for Giving "equal validity" (WP:VALID):  Done
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  8. Check for Impartial tone (WP:IMPARTIAL):  Done
  9. Check for Describing aesthetic opinions (WP:SUBJECTIVE):  Done
  10. Check for Words to watch (WP:YESPOV):  Done
  11. Check for Attributing and specifying biased statements (WP:ATTRIBUTEPOV):  Done
  12. Check for Fringe theories and pseudoscience (WP:PSCI): None
  13. Check for Religion (WP:RNPOV): None


5: Stable: No edit wars, etc: Yes

6: Images  Done (Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license)

Images:
 Done

6: Images are tagged with their copyright status, and valid fair use rationales are provided for non-free content:  Done

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6: Images are provided if possible and are relevant to the topic, and have suitable captions:  Done

  1. Check for image relevance (WP:IMAGE RELEVANCE):  Done
    • Image (Wilson-Wodrow-Mytinger House Romney WV 2009 1 25 04.JPG): Relevant.
  2. Check for Images for the lead (WP:LEADIMAGE): None.
  3. Check for suitable captions (WP:CAPTION):  Done
    • Caption: "In the 1780s, Wodrow built his "clerk's office" (pictured) adjacent to his residence in Romney. Together with the kitchen building, the three structures constitute the Wilson-Wodrow-Mytinger House." succinct and informative


Caponer, I'm happy and inspired to see your work here. The prose quality in particular has been fantastic in all your articles. As per the above checklist, I do have some insights that I think will be useful in improving the article:

  • I think the lead can be improved in order to provide an accessible overview and to give relative emphasis.
  • I think the lead can be expanded. It only summarises the Political career at the moment.
  • I’ve one doubt regarding the timeline of the lead. I noticed in a few of your articles that you begin the timeline at a particular date and then go back. Why not keep it simple and linear in progression? For instance in this article, "Wodrow was the first resident Clerk of Court … . Prior to his service as Clerk of Court …". Any particular reason you are choosing this approach?
  • Move all the inline citations towards the end of the sentence to improve the flow.

Besides that, I think the article looks excellent. Caponer, please feel free to strike out any recommendation you think will not help in improving the article. All the best, SFriendly.svg --Seabuckthorn  20:56, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Seabuckthorn, thank you for taking the time to conduct this very comprehensive and thoughtful review. I promise to address all the above issues you've listed within the next few days. Thanks again! -- Caponer (talk) 14:25, 9 March 2014 (UTC)
Seabuckthorn, I've completed addressing all your above concerns and suggestions. I tidied up and added to the article's lead, I converted the personal life list into prose, and I consolidated internal citations in the end of sentences rather than in the middle. Please take a look at the article to make sure my edits are in line with your suggestions and let me know if you have any outstanding comments or concerns. Thank you again for taking the time from your schedule to review this article! -- Caponer (talk) 01:43, 11 March 2014 (UTC)