Talk:Morse code

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Former good article nominee Morse code was a Language and literature good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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History[edit]

This article fails to sketch the entire history of Morse code. In particular: when, how, and why did it go into decline? The article only mentions that wireless Morse code was abundant in World War II, and then that it was dropped as a standard for maritime distress in 1999. Of course the decline was more gradual than that. Even in the 1940s, telex was readily available. As radio communications improved, Morse code was needed less and less. And with the advent of computers and advanced electronics, messages could be spread - and encoded - in progressively more efficient ways. All these changes took place gradually, but how exactly? Steinbach (talk) 23:11, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

I would say that such a discussion belongs in the electric telegraph article rather than here. Morse went into decline because the telegraph itself went into decline. International Morse became the dominant code, but it was not the only code ever in use and is not synonymous with the telegraph. Having said that, you could probably raise the same issue about the electric telegraph article. SpinningSpark 15:56, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

Edit or Citation Needed[edit]

In the "Other Uses" section, it states "Submarine periscopes include a signal lamp." My husband is an ETCS SS ANAV on board US submarines the past 18 years and just informed me this is false, at least regarding US Submarines; past and present and that "that was just some Hunt For Red October bullsh**." (He can't specify regarding foreign subs). Can someone either remove this statement or provide a valid citation (so my husband can stop laughing with the guys about this.) Thanks!Crayolakym (talk) 01:58, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

Done. SpinningSpark 15:48, 12 December 2016 (UTC)