Talk:Mississippi Highway 172

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GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Mississippi Highway 172/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: ʄɭoʏɗiaɲ τ ¢ 17:09, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

Hello, I will be your reviewer today. Can I start you off with some water, or are we all ready to begin? :)

Just a quick precursory glance and I noticed a few things:

  • The route runs 12.074 mi (19.431 km) from...
Should it be this specific in the lead when it is sourced below in the exit list and to the right in the infobox? Would "12 miles (19 km)" not sufficiently indicate its length here?
      • There's nothing wrong with indicating the approximate length, but since there is a more precise measurement it is better to use that. Dough4872 02:40, 19 June 2010 (UTC)
  • MS 172 was created on the former US 72 by 1998.
Sounds a bit awkward, perhaps "By 1998, the former routing of US 72 was designated MS 172"
    • Rephrased as suggested. Dough4872 02:40, 19 June 2010 (UTC)
  • The paved portion was extended slightly west of Iuka in 1936 and more to the west by 1938.
The "more to the west" reads kind of odd. Further west, perhaps?
  • By 1939, the entire length of current MS 172 was a paved highway that remained a part of US 72.
I get what this says, but it seems an odd way of putting it. Perhaps "By 1939, the section of US 72 that would be redesignated as MS 172 was fully paved" (or something similar along these lines. My grammar = fail)
    • Reworded as suggested. Dough4872 02:40, 19 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Adobe won't run on firefox for me right now, so I can't view the MSHD mileage source, but I assume there is no data for the junctions with MS 25?
    • The MDOT log does not list mileposts for intermediate junctions, only the total mileage of routes. Dough4872 02:40, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

I'll let you make some adjustments before plopping the review table down. -- ʄɭoʏɗiaɲ τ ¢ 17:09, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the review, I have replied to the above comments. Dough4872 02:40, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

GA review – see WP:WIAGA for criteria



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Alrighty. The only other thing I've noticed is the lack of non-breaking spaces within route names, for example: US 78. I figure that is a quick fix you can take care of, so I've passed the article. - ʄɭoʏɗiaɲ τ ¢ 04:13, 19 June 2010 (UTC)