Talk:Decade Volcanoes

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Former good article Decade Volcanoes was one of the Natural sciences good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Delisted GA[edit]

There are no references. slambo 17:18, 23 October 2005 (UTC)


Stupid question: Why Decade Volcanoes? Is it expected that one of them will go erupt within a decade?

No, it's because the Decade Volcano program was started during the UN's International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction. The IDNDR is mentioned in the intro but I'll make it clearer where the name comes from. Worldtraveller 11:47, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

GA nomination - issue[edit]

The problem section isnt three paragraphs it's three large contiguous sentences. Request they get edited into sentences. The last para-sentence isn't fluid it reads a thought process. I leave the nomination open for a couple of days if this fix occurs I'll promote Gnangarra 01:06, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

Thanks very much for the review - I've adjusted the relevant paragraphs and hope you think that's an improvement. Worldtraveller 01:17, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
Thankyou for addressing this, congratulations to all editors on its successful promotion to GA Gnangarra 10:26, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
It still seems as though second paragraph in the article is a gigantic run on sentence. Instead of using semi-colons for clarity, that paragraph should also be broken up into more clear and concise sentences. I'd do it myself but i'm lazy and its your article, hehe. --Rohn Adams 21:46, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

Good Article evaluation of Decade Volcanoes[edit]

This evaluation was done on this version of Decade Volcanoes at 7:00 PST on May 21, 2006. The evaluation was done by the book.


Hmm. It's definitely prose of a different kind than most of the encyclopedia. It's hard for me to read on some levels, and I would guess that it's not written primarily by Americans, although I'm not sure. Anyway, while not "brilliant," it's good writing and I could not find any grammatical errors. The layout is well-done. My one complaint would be that the writing is too succinct — would it be possible to expand the article section by section? Anyway, article length does not matter for Good Article status. Nice job.
Factually accurate
Looks okay. None of it seems controversial enough to require sourcing, although the topic itself is a bit obscure. The sources look like they come from experts in the field, which is always a good thing.
I don't know how much broader this article can get. However, it certainly seems broad enough. Talking about problems experienced during the lifetime of the project is a good idea. Is there any criticism of the project, or any countries that do not support it? What do ecologists think about the project? I would encourage the authors to brainstorm ways to make this article "comprehensive," in the sense of the Featured Article criterion. Achieving comprehensiveness will also fill out the article and lengthen it. Against my better judgement (who, naturally, went out to party), I am passing on this criterion.
Neutrally written
Dry as a bone. There are some cool descriptive phrases in there, like "come to fruition," but as a whole the article is very dry and to the point, and does not leave room for alternate interpretations.
In the last 15 edits, the following changes were noted: references were added, the second introductory paragraph was converted from list to prose, and the list of volcanoes was tabled. These changes together constitute a minor rearrangement of the article. No edit warring or major repeated vandalism was noted. The article does not seem unstable.
References are appropriate and numerous, considering the size and scope of the article.
There are four images on the page. Two are USGS, one is NASA, and one is released into public domain. All are properly tagged.


  • Well-written: Pass
  • Factually accurate: Pass
  • Broad: Pass
  • Neutrally written: Pass
  • Stable: Pass
  • Well-referenced: Pass
  • Images: Pass

Congratulations. - Corbin Be excellent 02:23, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

Spelling Corrections[edit]

I've corrected a few spelling errors in this article. I'm wondering if some of these corrections I've made such as "programme(s) to program(s)" has something to do with a difference between British English and American English (my language)? If this is so, which English dialect is the one that we're supposed to be writing in? I'm not sure of the policy pertaining to that. Also, I decided to leave all spellings of "defence" as they were instead of changing them to "defense" because I am aware those differences in spelling (between British and American English) and both are considered correct by Webster's Dictionary.

—Preceding unsigned comment added by Rohnadams (talkcontribs) 22:15, 3 July 2006
Please see: MoS: National varieties of English. Vsmith 23:35, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for your edits, Rohnadams. British English uses programme - it's not a spelling error. The convention here is that for specifically British or specifically US topics, the appropriate variant of English should be used, but for any other topic, it's only necessary to be consistent within the article, and whichever was used first should be stuck with. This article started off British and so it should stay that way. Worldtraveller 08:49, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

GA Re-Review and In-line citations[edit]

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Order of explanations[edit]

Shouldn't the article start talkin about 'what is a decade volcano'? The reader has to read a whole paragraph before knowing what the article is about...

(I'm new here, so if this is not the place to talk about it, or if my writing is somehow unfitting the expected protocols, please, tell me) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Evbneto (talkcontribs) 23:11, 28 February 2007 (UTC).

Mauna Loa and Santorini...[edit]

...clearly do NOT belong in the category of "extreme hazard" but were presumably just included because they are fun to research.--dunnhaupt (talk) 21:01, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

GA Reassessment[edit]

This discussion is transcluded from Talk:Decade Volcanoes/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the reassessment.

Symbol unsupport vote.svg In order to uphold the quality of Wikipedia:Good articles, all articles listed as Good articles are being reviewed against the GA criteria as part of the GA project quality task force. While all the hard work that has gone into this article is appreciated, unfortunately, as of May 8, 2009, this article fails to satisfy the criteria, as detailed below. For that reason, the article has been delisted from WP:GA. However, if improvements are made bringing the article up to standards, the article may be nominated at WP:GAN. If you feel this decision has been made in error, you may seek remediation at WP:GAR.

I'm re-evaling the article as part of the GA Sweeps. And to tell you the truth, it's not pretty. Unfortunalty, both the user who brought it to GAN, Worldtraveller, and the reviewer, CorbinSimpson are inactive and retired. Sadly, I am failing this article. ResMar 13:26, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

  • The prose quality is a bit chuncky at times, especially in the lead, but adequate.

Factually accurate and verifiable?:Symbol unsupport vote.svg

Broad in its coverage:?:

  • Could definetly use some expansion, as it is little more then an overview. However, this is adequate for GA.



Why isn't Popocatépetl a Decade Volcano? It fits the criteria and is 31 miles from Mexico City. The metropolitan area population of Mexico City is 21.2 million people. Is it a political decision? (talk) 12:19, 21 April 2012 (UTC)

Map of Decade Volcanoes[edit]

Mount Merapi is located in the China Sea north of Borneo on the map when it is in fact south of Borneo on the island of Java! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:45, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

16 or 17 Volcanoes?[edit]

Avachinsky and Koryaksky are two separate volcanoes... yet they are listed in this wiki page as 1 and it says there are 16 decade volcanoes. They are near each other, but they are definitely separate volcanoes, which would mean there are 17 decade volcanoes. I don't know how this mistake made it into this wiki and why it hasn't yet been fixed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:33, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

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