Talk:Cooke and Wheatstone telegraph/GA1

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GA Review[edit]

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Reviewer: Khazar2 (talk · contribs) 02:37, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

I'll be glad to take this review. Initial comments to follow in the next 1-3 days. Thanks in advance for your work on this one! -- Khazar2 (talk) 02:37, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Initial comments[edit]

On first pass, this looks quite solid and ripe for promotion. I only have one small issue I've seen so far (below), but note that I've also done some minor copyediting as I went, and in one case, moved an image. If you disagree with any of my tweaks, please feel free to revert.

  • "The number of codes that can be obtained from 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ... needles is 2, 6, 12, 20, 30 ... [1] respectively." -- I'm confused by the external link in this sentence. Is this meant to be a reference? It also appears to be a dead link.
  • It is a link to the integer sequence, it's not dead, it was just malformed. I've now formatted it as a ref and used the OEIS template. It is part ref and part further information for more terms in the sequence. By the way, it was not me who nominated the article for GA, while I am happy to provide information, I think the nominator should take the lead in dealing with GA issues/comments. SpinningSpark 21:39, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
  • Thanks--as it happens, that was all I needed, so we're all set. -- Khazar2 (talk) 00:34, 8 March 2013 (UTC)


Rate Attribute Review Comment
1. Well written:
1a. the prose is clear and concise, and the spelling and grammar are correct. Prose is clear, and spotchecks show no evidence of copyright issues.
1b. it complies with the manual of style guidelines for lead sections, layout, words to watch, fiction, and list incorporation.
2. Verifiable with no original research:
2a. it contains a list of all references (sources of information), presented in accordance with the layout style guideline. An external link appears in the text--is this meant to be reference?
2b. all in-line citations are from reliable sources, including those for direct quotations, statistics, published opinion, counter-intuitive or controversial statements that are challenged or likely to be challenged, and contentious material relating to living persons—science-based articles should follow the scientific citation guidelines.
2c. it contains no original research.
3. Broad in its coverage:
3a. it addresses the main aspects of the topic.
3b. it stays focused on the topic without going into unnecessary detail (see summary style).
4. Neutral: it represents viewpoints fairly and without editorial bias, giving due weight to each.
5. Stable: it does not change significantly from day to day because of an ongoing edit war or content dispute.
6. Illustrated, if possible, by images:
6a. images are tagged with their copyright status, and valid fair use rationales are provided for non-free content.
6b. images are relevant to the topic, and have suitable captions.
7. Overall assessment. Pass