Talk:Jacob Little

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Good article Jacob Little has been listed as one of the Social sciences and society 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.
Article milestones
Date Process Result
March 4, 2013 Peer review Reviewed
March 19, 2013 Good article nominee Listed
Did You Know
Current status: Good article


I rewrote this page about Jacob Little. In this day and age of bear markets, he was a facinating figure who was one of the great bears of Wall Street. - Ootsark

Rewritten, possibly going to put this up for GA. ResMar 16:20, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Jacob Little/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: HueSatLum (talk · contribs) 19:50, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

I will make my first batch of comments and questions below. Don't hesitate to tell me if you disagree. HueSatLum 19:50, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

Done with comments below. HueSatLum 21:50, 17 March 2013 (UTC)
  • It contains some dab links which should be fixed.
Done. ResMar 22:31, 18 March 2013 (UTC)
  • Little was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts...opening a brokerage in 1834 is a long sentence; perhaps it should be separated.
Done. ResMar 22:31, 18 March 2013 (UTC)
  • The "Market operations" section is rather long; it should probably be broken up into several subsections.
I don't see along which lines and think it unnecessary anyway. ResMar 22:31, 18 March 2013 (UTC)
Done. ResMar 22:31, 18 March 2013 (UTC)
  • Just a note: "Morris Canal and Banking Company" redirects to Morris Canal
Noted. ResMar 22:31, 18 March 2013 (UTC)
  • Is "their lasting outrage" referring to the Bostonian traders?
Clarified. ResMar 22:31, 18 March 2013 (UTC)
  • "protege" → "protégé"
Done. ResMar 22:31, 18 March 2013 (UTC)
  • The New York Times should be italicised
Done. ResMar 22:31, 18 March 2013 (UTC)
Done. ResMar 22:31, 18 March 2013 (UTC)
  • One more thing: "...making his fortune by leveraging both short sales and short sellers" – "short sellers" still links to a disambiguation page, but it appears to be the same as "short sales". Once this is cleared up, it should be good to go. HueSatLum 00:16, 19 March 2013 (UTC)
I took out the second link, since there's no need for it. ResMar 17:43, 19 March 2013 (UTC)


GA review (see here for what the criteria are, and here for what they are not)
  1. It is reasonably well written.
    a (prose): b (MoS for lead, layout, word choice, fiction, and lists):
    good prose
  2. It is factually accurate and verifiable.
    a (reference section): b (citations to reliable sources): c (OR):
    well-covered by reliable sources
  3. It is broad in its coverage.
    a (major aspects): b (focused):
    covers the major aspects of his life
  4. It follows the neutral point of view policy.
    Fair representation without bias:
    fairly represented
  5. It is stable.
    No edit wars, etc.:
    no vandalism
  6. It is illustrated by images and other media, where possible and appropriate.
    a (images are tagged and non-free content have fair use rationales): b (appropriate use with suitable captions):
    Images are all PD
  7. Overall:
    It's too bad there's not much information about his birth, but you've done a good job with this one. (Although the peer review was kind of sad) HueSatLum 21:28, 19 March 2013 (UTC)