Talk:Ir Ovot

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Good article Ir Ovot has been listed as one of the Geography and places good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.

Good article nomination on hold[edit]

This article's Good Article promotion has been put on hold. During review, some issues were discovered that can be resolved without a major re-write. This is how the article, as of July 15, 2007, compares against the six good article criteria:

1. Well written?: Yes. First 2 sentences of History are 1-sentence paragraphs though. Citations aren't in the proper format.
2. Factually accurate?: Yes, but the 3rd paragraph of History has a 'citation needed' tag.
3. Broad in coverage?: Yes.
4. Neutral point of view?: Yes.
5. Article stability? Stable, as there's only 1 primary editor: Tewfik.
6. Images?: All in order.

Please address these matters soon and then leave a note here showing how they have been resolved. After 48 hours the article should be reviewed again. If these issues are not addressed within 7 days, the article may be failed without further notice. Thank you for your work so far. — Carson 03:47, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

I hope that I successfully addressed these issues. I noted out the passage with the {{cn}}; I had originally placed the tag in the hope of finding sourcing for a claim that seems perfectly plausible, but I've contacted the original author and should hopefully find out sooner rather than later. Cheers, TewfikTalk 19:13, 15 July 2007 (UTC)


All concerns addressed. Congratulations. Carson 21:19, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

GA on hold[edit]

This article has been reviewed as part of Wikipedia:WikiProject Good articles/Project quality task force in an effort to ensure all listed Good articles continue to meet the Good article criteria. In reviewing the article, I have found there are some issues that may need to be addressed.

  • The lead does not adequately summarize the article.
  • Copy-editting is needed, especially to the lead.
  • These statements need inline citations:
    • "During the period of its governmentally recognised existence, its official population was eight, and it was the smallest community in Israel."
    • "The village was named for the biblical site of Oboth (Numbers 21:10; Deuteronomy 33:44), one of the camping stations used by the Israelites during their Exodus from Egypt."

I will check back in no less than seven days. If progress is being made and issues are addressed, the article will remain listed as a Good article. Otherwise, it may be delisted (such a decision may be challenged through WP:GA/R). If improved after it has been delisted, it may be nominated at WP:GAC. Feel free to drop a message on my talk page if you have any questions. Regards, Epbr123 13:44, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

As no improvements have been made in the past two weeks, I'm afraid I've had to delist the article. Epbr123 18:04, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

Sorry that I didn't immediately respond, but I was inactive at the time. I noted out the "smallest" quote until I can locate the reference, and I tried to rephrase the Oboth line, though it might be difficult to find a reference saying that Obot is the same as Oboth, for the same reason that it may be impossible to find a reference that Goshen or Shiloh are named for their biblical namesakes. I'm not sure what other copyediting is needed, or what you think is missing from the lede, but it would be great if you could point me in the direction. Thank you for taking the time to review this. Cheers, TewfikTalk 23:22, 24 October 2007 (UTC)
I think I'll relist the article as a GA, but could you first add the geographical co-ordinates to th geography section? Also, I think the "naming" part belongs in the history section. Epbr123 23:31, 1 November 2007 (UTC)
Done - or so I hope. Thanks for your help. TewfikTalk 03:03, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

GA relisted[edit]

As all the concerns from the last review have been addressed, I have relisted the article as a GA. Epbr123 (talk) 16:41, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

Article should be split in two[edit]

The article deals with two distinct subjects. Once is the place called "Ir Ovot" and the other is the Hatzeva fortress. The latter deserves its own article, and there's plenty of room to expand on it yet. If anyone sees a reason why this should not occur, please speak up. Poliocretes (talk) 16:32, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

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