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GA Review[edit]

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Reviewer: Skinny87 (talk) 09:35, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

Hm... since it's been a month and a half since the above was left, and there was no "in review" sign on the GAN page, plus the above reviewer's talk page has "get well soon" on it, I'll be taking over the reveiw... Ealdgyth - Talk 15:45, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

GA review (see here for criteria)
  1. It is reasonably well written.
    a (prose): b (MoS):
  2. It is factually accurate and verifiable.
    a (references): b (citations to reliable sources): c (OR):
  3. It is broad in its coverage.
    a (major aspects): b (focused):
  4. It follows the neutral point of view policy.
    Fair representation without bias:
  5. It is stable.
    No edit wars, etc.:
  6. It is illustrated by images, where possible and appropriate.
    a (images are tagged and non-free images have fair use rationales): b (appropriate use with suitable captions):
  7. Overall:

Specific concerns

  • There is no need to cite information in the lead if its also cited in the body of the article
  • Explain who Leigh-Mallory is for the non-military people
  • Cut the "popular culture" section. A mention of the item in a poem doesn't tell us anything at all about the defensive strategy.
  • The Hymoff reference needs page numbers.
  • Current ref 6 appears a bit borked, needs fixing (I haven't the slightest clue how to or I would have.)
  • Might be a hair overlinked, suggest reassessing - might not need barbed wire, shells, United Kingdom, German, etc.
  • Suggest quick explanation of what "bocage" is so you don't lose your readers to some other article.
  • Might want to stagger pictures left and right.
Main problem is the pop culture section and the little bits off. Otherwise a nice article! Ealdgyth - Talk 15:55, 16 February 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for taking on this GAN! You bring up good points, and I will address them. Binksternet (talk) 20:38, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
Argh! I would like a little more time, as real life and some other WP concerns have my main attention for the next five days. Binksternet (talk) 01:44, 22 February 2010 (UTC)
No worries. Take your time. Ealdgyth - Talk 01:58, 22 February 2010 (UTC)
Some fixes late on my St. Paddy's day, indicated by strikethroughs... Binksternet (talk) 04:26, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
Hopefully those last couple points can be quickly addressed so this can be passed; not much movement going on here. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 02:24, 26 March 2010 (UTC)