Talk:Richard Gavin Reid/GA1

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GA Review[edit]

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Hello. I'll be doing the GA review for this article. Here are some suggestions for improvement:

  • WP:LEAD: The lead is merely supposed to summarize the main points of the article. For an article this size, it should only be about two paragraphs.
  • I'm not sure I agree; WP:LEAD says that an article under 15,000 characters should have a lead of one or two paragraphs; this one is ~28.5KB, which is "around 32 kilobytes", the size of article for which the lead should be two or three paragraphs. Technically, I suppose, this one's four, but that's only because I placed the last sentence into its own paragraphs because I thought it popped better that way. Sarcasticidealist (talk) 02:21, 7 October 2008 (UTC)
  • What is the source used for the electoral record? It needs to be cited.
  • The endash needs to be used in the number ranges in the references.
  • Ref 7 needs an accessdate (today's date is fine to use if the link still works).

That's it for now. The article will remain on hold for seven days to address these issues. Nikki311 01:56, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

Okay. I agree with you on the first point. For some reason, when I was looking at the article size, I thought it said ~20.5. Clearly my eyes are going with age. :) Anyway, everything looks good, so pass. Nikki311 00:13, 8 October 2008 (UTC)