Talk:San Francisco International Airport/GA1

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GA Reassessment[edit]

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Notified: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Aviation, Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Airports, Wikipedia talk:WikiProject California, Wikipedia talk:WikiProject San Francisco Bay Area, Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Architecture, FCYTravis (talk · contribs), Butterfly0fdoom (talk · contribs), Elektrik blue 82 (talk · contribs), HkCaGu (talk · contribs), MLRoach (talk · contribs), SFOetthekid (talk · contribs), Liederliebhaber (talk · contribs)--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 01:40, 2 August 2009 (UTC)
Delist--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 03:34, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

I am reviewing this article for GA Sweeps. Comments forthcoming.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 22:57, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

This article is in serious danger of losing its GA-class rating for the following reasons:
  • There are a few problematic references.
  • There are numerous paragraphs of claims without any citations. This is by far the most likely cause for the article to be delisted. Without citing the fact to reliable sources, they are not useful to the reader because he/she can not confirm them. The current standard of WP:WIAGA requires facts to be both attributable and verifiable.
  • Could a single unifying hatnote be used. Three lines of hatnotes is disconcerting.
  • WP:ALT text needs to be added to the images.
    Done, double check my wording if you have the time. -Optigan13 (talk) 23:39, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
  • It seems that you missed one according to the text checker. If the template is not yet Alt text compatible, leave a note on the talk page at WP:ALT and they will almost surely clean it up within 24 hours.
Would an unknowing viewer see "The building of an airport at night with a large central building with several lit spokes of the terminals." I doubt anyone would know it is an airport and the adjoining buildings are terminals. I think all of the alt text should be rewritten with Wikipedia:Alternative_text_for_images#What_not_to_specify in mind.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 05:11, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
Not sure, I'll just leave it to someone more familiar with alt text on any future development. I've left a note on {{Infobox Airport}} to adjust for alt text, I didn't see anything in the documentation for it. I'm done working on this article for the time being. Can you please re-rate it according to general 1.0 standards when you close this. -Optigan13 (talk) 02:02, 15 August 2009 (UTC)
  • The article includes lots of text in the form of bulletpoints and one-line paragraphs. This information should be expanded and/or merged into other text.
  • I am currently unable to check the disambiguation links for problems due to what is probably a temporary glitch, but this should also be checked and addressed as needed.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 01:27, 2 August 2009 (UTC)
  • Refs - I've corrected all the dead links and formatted the ciations. I'm not sure where to get United Airlines timetables from the 1930s for the history section so I've left that alone, maybe a more convenient reference could be used. The line about the June 28, 2008 Cargo plane fire in Accidents and Incidents is dated and needs updating. I'll see if can get to some of the other issues later. -Optigan13 (talk) 01:33, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
I've added references for the timetables, using images hosted by I suspect those images were the original sources for the article prose since the only full scans of United Airlines timetables for the 30s at that site correspond exactly with the dates in this article. Elsewhere in the article I ran into a broken link that apparently was working only a month ago based on the Retrieved date of Aug 2009, so I tagged it until I have time to find out where the moved paged is. I also added a few references in the Accidents and Incidents section. --Itsfullofstars (talk) 20:07, 12 September 2009 (UTC)