Talk:Isaac Parsons (Virginia politician)/GA1

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Reviewer: Seabuckthorn (talk · contribs) 21:25, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
Nominator: Caponer (talk)

Hi! My review for this article will be here shortly. SFriendly.svg --Seabuckthorn  21:25, 28 February 2014 (UTC)


1: Well-written

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        • Isaac Parsons (January 27, 1752 – August 25, 1796) was an American planter, politician, and militia officer in the U.S. state of Virginia (now West Virginia).
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  • Convert the list in the Personal life section into prose. Remove details of Parsons sons except their names.


2: Verifiable with no original research

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Cross-checked with other GAs: Virginia Argus and Hampshire Advertiser, Confederate Memorial (Romney, West Virginia), Wirgman Building, Wappocomo (Romney, West Virginia), Christian Streit White, Valley View (Romney, West Virginia), Alexander White (Virginia), Francis White (Virginia)

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3: Broad in its coverage

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Cross-checked with other GAs: Virginia Argus and Hampshire Advertiser, Confederate Memorial (Romney, West Virginia), Wirgman Building, Wappocomo (Romney, West Virginia), Christian Streit White, Valley View (Romney, West Virginia), Alexander White (Virginia), Francis White (Virginia)

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      • Fix the Personal life section. Remove details of Parsons sons except their names.
      • Fix the Political career section. The first paragraph has a lot of statistics of little encyclopediac value. Skip all the dates and summarise into clear and concise prose.
      • Fix the Landholdings section. Skip and skim the details in the first paragraph. Most of the section is going off-topic here.
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5: Stable: No edit wars, etc: Yes

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As per the above checklist, I have some insights that I think will be useful in improving the article:

  • I think the layout needs to be fixed.
  • Unlike the other biographies, this one has a lot of off-topic content and appears to be not in good shape. Can you put in some more effort into it in terms of the relevant content and images? Is it possible?

All the best, SFriendly.svg --Seabuckthorn  20:46, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Seabuckthorn, thank you for taking the time to conduct this very comprehensive and thoughtful review. I promise to address all the above issues you've listed within the next few days. Thanks again! -- Caponer (talk) 14:25, 9 March 2014 (UTC)
Seabuckthorn, I have addressed all the above issues with the article. Please re-review and let me know if my edits suffice. Thanks again for taking the time to conduct this review. -- Caponer (talk) 02:41, 11 March 2014 (UTC)