Talk:Erast Fandorin/GA1

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GA Reassessment[edit]

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I am reassessing this articles GA status as part of the WP:WikiProject Good articles/Project quality task force/Sweeps process. Jezhotwells (talk) 17:45, 21 June 2009 (UTC)


Quick fail criteria assessment

  1. The article completely lacks reliable sources – see Wikipedia:Verifiability.
  2. The topic is treated in an obviously non-neutral way – see Wikipedia:Neutral point of view.
  3. There are cleanup banners that are obviously still valid, including cleanup, wikify, NPOV, unreferenced or large numbers of fact, clarifyme, or similar tags.
  4. The article is or has been the subject of ongoing or recent, unresolved edit wars.
  5. The article specifically concerns a rapidly unfolding current event with a definite endpoint.

Pass against quick fail criteria, proceeding to substantive review. Jezhotwells (talk) 17:51, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Checking against GA criteria[edit]

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 June 28, 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.

  1. It is reasonably well written.
    a (prose):
    • Concept of the series: ...have always been avidly coveted. Needs to be more neutrally phrased. Jezhotwells (talk) 18:16, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
    • Personal life: Mixed past and present tense used here. Please aim at consistency. Jezhotwells (talk)
    • Allusions and references to other works: OK, I made some copy edits to improve the grammar. Jezhotwells (talk) 18:16, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
    • Novels: Due out February 2009. It is now June, please update. Akunin's stated goal in creating the Fandorin series was to try as many approaches to detective fiction as possible. this sentence , if necessary should be moved elsewhere. The individual sections on the novels in places read a little like publishers blurbs, please rewrite neutrally. Jezhotwells (talk) 18:27, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
    • Stage: OK, I corrected the grammar a little. Jezhotwells (talk) 18:27, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
    • Typography: I am not convinced that this deserves a separate section, possibly merge into Concept.
    • Translations: This section needs rewriting for style and grammar. Examples: two sentences start with Each of the first...; has again been received very positively is clumsy; when selecting the person who was allowed to translate the Fandorin novels into English, suggest when approving an English translator. Jezhotwells (talk) 18:27, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
    • Adaptations: Paul Verhoeven owns the rights to a future English-language film version. Filming was scheduled to start in July 2007, with Milla Jovovich as the female lead actress, but has been postponed due to Jovovich's pregnancy. Dan Stevens is to play the part of Erast Fandorin. It is June 2009, please update. Ying and Yan has also been performed on stage in Russia, with both versions performed back-to-back on two consecutive days. They met with critical acclaim. Suggest that if you keep this here remove the earlier section, Stage. As of this writing (September 2006), It is now June 2009. Rephrase / update. Jezhotwells (talk) 18:34, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
    • Lead: Does not appear to have been updated since 2006. Lead should summarize article, but has no mention of adaptations, the historical scope of the series or a little detail of the character. It also introduces critical reception. There should be a full section below on that. Needs thorough re-write. Jezhotwells (talk) 18:40, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
    • Overall: I would suggest through copy-editing. Jezhotwells (talk) 19:04, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
    b (MoS):
    • Complies sufficiently with MoS. Jezhotwells (talk) 18:34, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
  2. It is factually accurate and verifiable.
    a (references):
    • There are quite a few dead links found using {http://toolserver.org/~dispenser/cgi-bin/webchecklinks.py?page=Erast_Fandorin}. The section on Ying and Yan needs referencing; As does Akunin uses typography to enhance the story that is being told. Newspaper stories are typeset in a different font (see The Turkish Gambit). He even goes so far that chapters written from the perspective of a Japanese (see Leviathan) are rotated ninety degrees to give the illusion of traditional Japanese writing. (This effect is omitted in the American edition of Leviathan.); as does Translations for the other novels have not yet been announced. In Italian and French, the first 8 novels have been translated. The first eight novels have been translated in Norwegian. The whole cycle has been translated into Polish by Jerzy Czech and have been published successively since 2003 by Świat Książki (World of Books) Publishing.; and The Winter Queen has also been adapted as a comic strip by Aleksey Kuzmichev. Jezhotwells (talk) 18:57, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
    b (citations to reliable sources):
    • Those than can be verified appear to be RS. Jezhotwells (talk) 18:57, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
    c (OR):
  3. It is broad in its scope.
    a (major aspects):
    • The article appears to be broad in scope. Jezhotwells (talk) 18:57, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
    b (focused):
    • The artcile is focussed on its subject. Jezhotwells (talk) 18:57, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
  4. It follows the neutral point of view policy.
    Fair representation without bias:
    • Some of the prose, as mentioned above, is not quite neutral. Jezhotwells (talk) 18:57, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
  5. It is stable.
    No edit wars etc.:
    • No evidence of edit warring. Jezhotwells (talk) 18:57, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
  6. It is illustrated by images, where possible and appropriate.
    a (images are tagged and non-free images have fair use rationales):
    • Images are tagged with fair use rationale, BUT....
    b (appropriate use with suitable captions):
  7. Overall:
    Pass/Fail:
    • OK, I will put this on hold for seven days for the above concerns to be addressed. Jezhotwells (talk) 19:04, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
    • AS no edits have been made to address any of these concerns, despite my leaving messages on the talk pages of major contributors and relevant projects. Consequently I will delist. If the above concerns are addressed, please renominate at WP:GAN. Jezhotwells (talk) 14:31, 28 June 2009 (UTC)