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GA Review[edit]

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Reviewer: Quadell (talk · contribs) 12:24, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
Nominator: In Transit

Lucknow is an important international city, and I'm glad to see people working on it. But I'm afraid this article does not meet our Good Article criteria at this time. I'll give some feedback below.

  • Lead: The lead does not fulfill the requirements of a lead, in that it has too many paragraphs, it contains material that is not anywhere in the body, it's cited throughout with citations that do not appear in the body, etc. Instead, make sure all info currently in the lead in it the body, and then rewrite a lead that summarizes body, using an appropriate length, according to MOS:LEAD.
  • Sourcing: There are "citation needed" tags. All these should be dealt with before the article is renominated. There are many paragraphs and some entire sections that are not sourced. Some of these contain statements likely to be challenged. Also, in order to use the best possible sources, consider obtaining a copy of some good books on the subject, such as Rosie Llewellyn-Jones' books listed in "Further reading", and using these. (This may also help with organization, when deciding which topics are important enough to mention, and how much space to give to each.)
  • Prose: Many sections have long lists, where they are not appropriate. (See Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Embedded lists.) Some sections are full of very short paragraphs (like Dance, drama and music), while others have very long ones (like "Lucknow Chikan and other embroidery"). One section (Important Annual Events) is full of brackets and numbers, and it's not at all clear why -- it looks like it was copied from elsewhere. Be careful not to copy information word-for-word from other sources without giving credit, since that could be plagiarism.
  • Stability: The article currently has an {{under construction}}, which means it should not be nominated until it's stable. Hopefully the current "expansion or major restructuring" will improve the article.

Once these major changes are made, you can feel free to renominate the article. But I would recommend submitting it for peer review first. All the best, – Quadell (talk) 12:39, 20 October 2013 (UTC)