Talk:Bongo (antelope)

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Bongo (antelope)[edit]

Even though this article doesn't have enougn in line referencing, I still feel it's for sure of Featured Article status. THIS HAS SINCE BEEN CORRECTED. 3/JULY/07

Outsatnding article! Clear & informative with good resourses.

I agree in full. Bezking 00:23, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

PR script output[edit]

The following suggestions were generated by a semi-automatic javascript program, and might not be applicable for the article in question.

  • The lead of this article may be too long, or may contain too many paragraphs. Please follow guidelines at WP:LEAD; be aware that the lead should adequately summarize the article.[?]
  • The lead is for summarizing the rest of the article, and should not introduce new topics not discussed in the rest of the article, as per WP:LEAD. Please ensure that the lead adequately summarizes the article.[?]
  • Per Wikipedia:Manual of Style (numbers), there should be a non-breaking space -   between a number and the unit of measurement. For example, instead of 000 km, use 000 km, which when you are editing the page, should look like: 000 km.[?]
  • Please ensure that the article has gone through a thorough copyediting so that it exemplifies some of Wikipedia's best work. See also User:Tony1/How to satisfy Criterion 1a.[?]

You may wish to browse through User:AndyZ/Suggestions for further ideas. Thanks, Wim van Dorst (Talk) 17:38, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

GA/FA status[edit]

The lead mainly talks about two main subspecies. It needs to summarize each major section of the article. Split the generic refs from the footnotes, see Scouting for how to do this. You need more footnotes. Generally, every large paragraph should have a footnote. Let me know when you're done. Very nice work so far, much better. Rlevse 12:40, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

Reply: Thanks so much for your comments. The lead has been expanded as directed. Refs split. Not sure if more footnotes are required than there are already. All information is presented. What more would you like? We'll keep plugging away here! Black Stripe 14:06, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

The above output of the peerreviewer script still shows that the article needs further work to at least comply with very basic requirements, even for GA status. May I recommend that you use this script yourself for repetitive checking that you really have found all easy-to-do things. The script is especially helpful if you plan to improve it up to GA and FA status.

More in detail:

  • the lead really needs to summarize only what is in the article body: write one lead for the bongo, and explain in the lead the two varations.
  • you may introduce some more wikilinking, in-line references (each statement!) and simply more information.
  • Enhance the external links to better indicate what they link to

Important guidelines to follow are WP:LEAD, WP:CITE and WP:FACR. Read these carefully, and follow the suggestions. And really good info is in Tony1's and AndyZ's wikipages as recommended by the peerreviewer output. Top recommended. Wim van Dorst (Talk) 19:17, 1 June 2007 (UTC).

Western Bongo[edit]

Several of my photos appear on this page and i have noticed that they are labeled on this page as being western bongos, but in fact they are eastern bongos, this is in reference to the photos that were taken at louisville zoo in kentucky.... I just thought the text under the photos should be changed to reflect the correct subspecies that they are.. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ltshears (talkcontribs) 18:05, 21 March 2008 (UTC) THIS HAS BEEN CORRECTED



IT says under Western Bongo on the info bar thing that it's Critically endangered, but it says it's near threatened in the article. Which is it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 169.244.64.113 (talk) 16:43, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

Western Bongo Picture[edit]

Is the picture at the start of the article really a Western Bongo? I believe it is actually an Eastern and that there are no Western Bongos in captivity at the moment and that there haven't been for quite a few years. To quote from the article itself: "All bongos in captivity are from the isolated Aberdare Mountains of central Kenya." So since the picture was taken in Cincinnati Zoo, it must be an Eastern/Mountain Bongo Jubblubs (talk) 20:19, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Bongo (antelope)/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

Very useful to readers. A fairly complete treatment of the subject. A non-expert in the subject matter would typically find nothing wanting. May miss a few relevant points. Much work has gone into this article & all points made from the previous FAC discussion have been addressed. Thanks for all your help! Black Stripe (talk) 15:54, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

Last edited at 15:54, 22 January 2008 (UTC). Substituted at 10:01, 29 April 2016 (UTC)