Talk:No Doubt/GA1

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GA Reassessment[edit]

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As part of Wikipedia:WikiProject Good articles' Project quality task force ("GA Sweeps"), all old good articles are being re-reviewed to ensure that they meet current good article criteria (as detailed at WP:WIAGA.) I have determined that this article needs some work to meet current criteria, outlined below:

  • The lead does not adequately summarize the entire article (WP:LEAD). It goes into too much depth in the band's release history, while not fully explaining their member makeup or general style. It should be more generalized.
  • Each trailing sentence of a paragraph should have a citation to explain where the information is coming for; there are many of these apparently unverified statements.
  • Also, a paragraph by definition requires at least three complete sentences. Groupings in the article like "Eric Stefani and his sister Gwen formed a band called Apple Core in 1986[2]. Eric taught himself to play accordion and played for the band with Gwen singing back up." (also, references should come after punctuation, like statement.[1] rather than this[2].)
  • The referencing appears reliable, but many of the links are dead (or are redirects to the main page, e.g. [1]). Try archive.org or find another reliable source.
  • There are {{cn}} tags and obviously unsourced statements that need to be verified, and the entire article needs some updating; what's the band doing in 2010? (There's a tag or two as well.)
  • There are many nonfree audio samples in the article: File:TrappedInABox.ogg, File:DontSpeak.ogg, File:New.ogg, File:UnderneathItAll.ogg, File:ItsMyLifeNoDoubt.ogg. Some of these have pretty weak rationales for inclusion per WP:NFCC. Remember that we need a significant level of critical commentary and discussion about the individual songs, but to me they appear much more like decoration and general comments on the album.

There might be a few more comments, but this is the majority. It's pretty good overall, just needs some polish and upkeep. I am putting the article on hold for a week, longer if significant progress is being made. Please keep me updated and appraised on this page. Thanks, Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 18:10, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

As no progress has been made on the above, I am delisting the article. It may be renominated at any time, but I encourage nominators address the above issues. If you have questions, please go to my talk page. Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 18:39, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.
  1. ^ meep
  2. ^ meh