Talk:Dalek variants

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GA Review[edit]

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Reviewer: WesleyDodds (talk · contribs) 06:03, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

I'm going to be reviewing this. Right off the bat I'm seeing some major issues. Details to follow.

I'm going to have to fail this. There are large unreferenced sections (note the "Overview", the second paragraph of "Mark I Daleks", and the last paragraph of "Mark II Daleks", for starters), huge reliance on in-universe fiction (episodes, books, etc.) for sourcing, not to mention the Dalek Autopsy and Dalek6388 websites, which are fansites and thus are not considered a reliable source. Reference formatting is erratic, too: date formatting is both of the "10 March 1973" and "1973-04-07" variety. More real-world information about the creation and propagation of these character variants is required. The article needs to be completely overhauled to adhere to Wikipedia's guidelines regarding writing about fiction, as well as dispense with all the sourcing to fansites, before it can pass GAN. WesleyDodds (talk) 08:48, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Out of Order[edit]

I think the article should be re-ordered. It skips eras all over the place, dealing with 1970s Daleks and then jumping to more recent Daleks. I haven't watched all of these older stories, and I don't have any reference books, so I can't do it myself; however, someone with more knowledge must do an overhaul. (talk) 19:50, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Must they? Perhaps you should read the article again. The focus is on the various Dalek types, not the chronological history of their appearances in various media. It tracks the development of the main variants in a logical manner and only 'skips eras' (if I understand correctly what you mean by that) where nothing of any note regarding the Dalek variants occurred. Further, although the article failed WP:GA review, the matter you have raised did not figure among the reasons. If you still feel that your proposal has merit then you should discuss your rationale for it here. I believe a change of the magnitude you are suggesting would certainly warrant debate and the establishment of a clear supporting consensus before it was implemented. Bowdenford (talk) 00:12, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

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