Talk:Fairbanks Daily News-Miner/GA1

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GA Review[edit]

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Review in progress. I will strike this comment when review is finished.

"good article" nomination[edit]

This article XXXX good article nomination. This is how the article, as of XXXXX, compares against the six good article criteria:

1. Well written?: Per WP:LEAD, the lead section for an article this long should be 3 or 4 paragraphs. Consider expanding the lead.
2. Factually accurate?: The use of looks a little questionable. More official sources should be available. I'd advise to swich.
3. Broad in coverage?: PASS
4. Neutral point of view?: PASS
5. Article stability?PASS
6. Images?: PASS, although to be honest. I'd prefer if you could get some pictures of the building where it's printed, etc.

Friendly comments[edit]

These have no bearing on weather the article meets the Good Article Criteria or not, just my friendly advise to improve the article...

  • As "Sourdough Jack" has appeared on every cover, and there is a cover for the lead image, how about pointing him out in the caption? (I.E. The newspaper mascot is in the lower left corner by the word "Inside" or something)
  • I'd merge the sentence "The News-Miner operates a Web site,,[6] that records roughly 250,000 unique visitors per year, according to Alexa.[7]" into the previous paragraph
  • Per MOS:CURRENCY there shouldn't be a USD before the $. The requirement to explain the currency does not apply as articles about US topics, where US Dollars are the only currency used in the article are exempt.
  • "by 1905, it had 2,500 residents" -> "with 2,500 residents by 1905" IMO sounds better
  • Reference 10 has a formatting error. For the record, I'm a real fan of the WP:Citation templates as they force consistent formatting, although using them is not a requirement.
  • The book sources are missing ISBN or OCLC numbers. Please provide if available.

I will place this article on hold. As the only thing really stopping this from being a GA is expanding the lead and that is an easy fix. Congratulations, this was an interesting read and quite a colorful history behind the newspaper. congrats on a job well done.Dave (talk) 04:16, 14 May 2009 (UTC)