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I've listed this article at Wikipedia:Good article review beacuse I feel it no longer meets Good article criteria. The article has no inline citations, and has only one reference. This is a serious problem, as GAs need to be well-referenced. If you support this delistment, or think the article should remaoin as a GA, feel free to add comments on the GA Review page. The article is fairly well-written, it just needs a lot of referencing work. Raime 15:14, 2 August 2007 (UTC)
- I believe all issues have been adressed.--SidiLemine 13:06, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
Mount Sakurajima vs. the town of Sakurajima
This AP article and several other articles refer to the volcano as Mount Sakurajima, while also using the term Sakurajima alone to refer to the volcano. I wonder if "Mount" is part of its proper English-language name, and it's commonly omitted, the way Kilimanjaro is commonly used for Mount Kilimanjaro, and Everest for Mount Everest.
This wikipedia article mentions that the island is also called Sakurajima, but I think the town on the island is called Sakurajima as well. You can see a town in the aerial photo in this wikipedia article. Google news archives returns two results for "town of Sakurajima." I was working on an article on radishes, and there's a variety of daikon (Japanese radish) called Sakurajima, which can grow to 70 pounds, and the town of Sakurajima apparently holds an annual Sakurajima daikon contest.
This guide, while not a reliable source, contains information on both the town and the volcano. It repeats a claim I've seen elsewhere that Sakurajima daikon is the world's largest radish variety, while Sakurajima mandarin orange is the world's smallest mandarin orange variety. This wikipedia article mentions their export of daikon (a subspecies of radish with several varieties, or cultivars), without mentioning the specific Sakurajima variety. I assume what they're exporting is that specific variety, although I don't have a reliable source for that, so I'm not editing the article.
-Agyle 07:59, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
- I guess I should say the "former island." The sentence "The island is part of the city of Kagoshima" confused me on cursory reading; I changed it to "former island" there. At any rate, if that unsourced sentence is true, as seems likely, I wonder how that relates to the town. If there was a recent annexation of some sort, perhaps the town is no longer officially distinguished from the city, or perhaps towns can be parts of cities in Japanese geographic naming. Oh well, I'm heading back to the radish article. :-) -Agyle 08:21, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
The most recent addition to this article was an image of Sakurajima as seen from the city of Kagoshima. For me, this seemed like a useful enhancement; but I thought that the placement needed re-thinking.
Before my edit, the satellite view was in the infobox; but when a view of the peninsula from the city was added, it made more sense to me to re-order or re-position the pair as I have done.
I think this now "reads" in a more suggestive manner. If there is disagreement, fine. I would have no objection if someone were to revert what I've done ... but I'd appreciate an explanation. If another relationship between these photos would be significantly better, I wonder why?
There is another pair of images further down on the page. To me, the corollary relationship between these two images is less helpful because of the ones in the upper right corner. I would have wanted to delete one or both of these ... or perhaps this article would be improved by a gallery at the bottom of the page? This begs a question: If not, why not? yay I love chocolate