Talk:Hurricane Katrina (1981)

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Expand preparations and impact, if possible. Titoxd(?!? - cool stuff) 01:17, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

Assessed as B-class due to good quality. Nice work on the copyedit. --Coredesat 01:18, 17 March 2007 (UTC)
The quality is better, though there should be more info in impact. Also, there's only 4 sources. I lowered it to start. Hurricanehink (talk) 03:38, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Not an official GA review (yet), but the article seems top-heavy. I think a one-paragraph lead, if constructed well, would suffice, since the intro is currently about 1/3 of the entire text. – Juliancolton | Talk 15:36, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Hurricane Katrina (1981)/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Curly Turkey (talk · contribs) 06:48, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

I'll take at look at this. Curly Turkey (gobble) 06:48, 8 December 2013 (UTC)


  • link waterspout? Is "waterspout" (lead) the same as "rough seas" (body)?
  • Fixed. No, "waterspout is not the same as "rough seas". Someone misinterpreted the information from the source in the latter, and I forgot to fix it.--12george1 (talk) 22:19, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
  • "the Brac Reef Hotel's Bar": is the the actual name, or was it "the Brac Reef Hotel bar"?
  • you use {{convert}} in the body, but not in the lead. I don't think there's any guideline against that, but consistency would be nice
  • True, it would be consistent to use templates for every unit of measure. However, the project of this article has standards where mph/km/h and mi/km have to be rounded to the nearest 5th digit when they are mentioned in the Meteorological history section. This also applies when mentioning the maximum sustained wind speed of the storm.--12george1 (talk) 22:19, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
  • "the tropical depression at 2200 UTC", "depression until 1600 UTC": not "22:00", "16:00"? You do this consistently throughout the article, I'm just surprised—I'm not familiar with this usage, and I wonder how many readers are
  • Again, it is sort of a project standard to display UTC times like this. Personally, I'm not sure it is really matters either way. FYI, we have had recent articles with that format pass FACs, such as Hurricane Nadine (2012).--12george1 (talk) 22:19, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
    • I guess the thing is that, even if it's "correct", it's unfamilar to most readers, and thus a likely target for random editors to "correct"— and if they don't correct all of them, but only the ones they happen to see, then you end up with inconsistencies. If you really insist on that format, you might want to protect it with {{not a typo}}. Curly Turkey (gobble) 08:05, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
  • "the storm was not expected to pose a threat to the United States": this sounds ominous—as if later in the story the storm did pose a threat to the US
  • Well, I can't exactly just remove that part. Let me know if you are against my idea.--12george1 (talk) 22:19, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Good call. Also, I'd think a potential reader would already know what watermelon, tomato, and corn are :P --12george1 (talk) 22:19, 8 December 2013 (UTC)


  • Every article in our project has it like that, no one at even an FAC has ever objected.--12george1 (talk) 22:19, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Not a Good Article requirement, but I will add alt text anyway.--12george1 (talk) 22:20, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
    • Sorry, usually I leave a disclaimer saying something along the lines of "not everything is necessarily required for GA yada yada yada". Curly Turkey (gobble) 08:08, 9 December 2013 (UTC)


  • The refs all appear to be from legitimate government agencies or newspapers
  • Can't access many of the articles, but I don't detect any plagiarism or close paraphrasing issues
  • sometimes the dates of the articles precede their names, sometimes they come after
  • That only happens when the author parameter is blank. I will fill them with |author=Staff Writer.--12george1 (talk) 22:19, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

———Curly Turkey (gobble) 07:16, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Promoted. Looks like a Good Article to me! Curly Turkey (gobble) 21:47, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

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