Talk:Second Boer War

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Former good articleSecond Boer War was one of the History good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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January 23, 2007Good article nomineeListed
October 27, 2007Good article reassessmentDelisted
Current status: Delisted good article


Did a cheeky little drive-by ce but the article needs someone with far more sources than me, to do justice to its citation problems. I have a copy of Pakenham so can add page numbers when I get to it. Keith-264 (talk) 17:17, 25 November 2017 (UTC)

Editing issues[edit]

The page's infobox fills the entire screen, due to some long text in it, should be fixed.... don't know how myself though (talk) 18:09, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

Yes, I removed because I do not see how to fix it. Maybe Keith-264 will see the problem.
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 19:16, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
Hello, got the message, had a look through the text and found lots of page needed notices inside sfns instead of on the outside. The article width reconciled to my laptop screen when I sorted them out. I'll have a look at the infobox now.Keith-264 (talk) 19:46, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

Fixing style/layout errors[edit]

It looks like I've found most of the errors but there's still a section not showing in the right place. Was this my doing? Keith-264 (talk) 19:59, 2 December 2017 (UTC)Keith-264

The infobox was pasted here to repair errors and pasted back into the article; cut from here to avoid wasting space.Keith-264 (talk) 20:18, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for repairing that Keith-264. I don't think anything was your fault. Oddly, the edit that seems to break everything happens here by PBS in early February but that can't be right. He wouldn't leave an article like that and I have a hard time believing that it would have been messed up for that long without someone reporting it before now. Someone must gave changed a template somewhere or some parameter. All versions from that edit until you repaired it appear to have the messed up infobox. I'm not sure.
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 22:22, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
When too tired to write properly, I've been creep checking articles by pasting them into Word and using the splendidser; I don't remember doing it to this one but if I did, I may be the culprit by forgetting to check for inadvertent errors. Regards Keith-264 (talk) 10:33, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── @Keith-264 and Berean Hunter The error was caused by a change, in templates (calling templates, calling templates) in late November/early December. It was fixed on 7th Dec. -- see Module talk:Footnotes#Page needed. -- 18:55, 18 December 2017 (UTC)

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