Talk:Geopolitics/GA1

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Reviewer: Jetstreamer (talk · contribs) 17:26, 18 May 2013 (UTC) I'm quick-failing this nomination on the basis of the article being poorly-sourced, i.e. failing point 2 b) of WP:GACR. I suggest the nominator to carefully check that the article follows the good article criteria before nominating an article again. Good articles cannot include paragraphs that are completely unsourced. Please fix this issue and re-nominate the article. By the way, a GA nomination is not a way of getting feedback for any article.--Jetstreamer Talk 17:26, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

I'm just a passing outside opinion, but I wanted to point out that the statement "Good articles cannot include paragraphs that are completely unsourced" is actually not correct. Nothing is mentioned in the GA criteria about having a certain number of sources per sentence or paragraph, and the supplementary essay WP:GACN (linked from that page) specifically lists this as a common mistake to avoid:

Asking for inline citations beyond those required by the criteria, in particular, asking for "more" inline citations even though all statements in the required categories are already cited. (Inline citations are not decorative elements, and GA does not have any "one citation per sentence" or "one citation per paragraph" rules.)

Still, given that some of the unsourced material does seem to verge on interpretation/analysis, and the outstanding refimprove tag, my first impression is that this one would benefit from more development before renomination. Thanks to everybody for their work on this one! -- Khazar2 (talk) 18:45, 18 May 2013 (UTC)