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Reviewed version: January 3, 2014
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FYI some of my questions are rhetorical and are meant as a prompt to change something about the article that isn't easy to understand.
- The lead should summarise the key points of the entire article, so two paragraphs covering the content and reception would be good to add.
- "SourceFed's channel" - Youtube channel? TV channel? Specify what is meant by channel.
- "The hosts are YouTube bloggers who are used like reporters, but only exclusive on the Internet and not on television or on radio." - I don't really understand this sentence, what do you mean by "only exclusive on the internet"? This should be clarified.
- The inception section has a very long quote, try to trim it down or more simply paraphrase what was said.
- "It became defunct shortly afterwards" - The blog or the YouTube channel? This could also do with a source.
- "DeFranco negotiated for less funding, in return to have creative control over the channel's content." - Could do with explaining how/why this works.
- Could you find a secondary source or two for the second paragraph?
- Is Newantics a reliable source?
- Wordpress blogs are not a reliable source and so should be removed.
- The beginning of the third paragraph seems to repeat the end of the second paragraph?
- Is the Trinitonian a reliable source?
- Who is James Haffner and why does he need to be mentioned specifically?
- What is an 'original channel'? It's said a few times in the paragraph but I'm not sure what that actually means.
- There's a bit of WP:CITECLUTTER at the end of the paragraph, 3-4 sources for one sentence is unnecessary and can be trimmed down to one reliable source. There's actually quite a few good sources there which might be able to be redistributed around the section.
Addition of content
- Might be better to word it as saying 'Curb Cash ended' rather than 'they all still run apart from curb cash'.
- Needs independent sources, I don't think it's a necessary paragraph without one.
Acquisition by Revision3
- What's an SVP?
2012 Maxim Hot 100
- This paragraph is not supported by any reliable independent sources. If none covered it then it should be removed as a non-notable event.
- Conducting backstage interviews can be left out of this paragraph unless mentioned by any independent source.
- Same as above for the world record breaking; was this recorded by any official organisation? Currently it is just a claim by Defranco.
- Was sponsoring VidCon mentioned by any independent source? Tempted to keep this here regardless but would be better with one.
2012 Electon Hub
- This could do with more independent reliable sources too, the Streamy awards are notable so it would surprise me if there wasn't any coverage.
- Is Hungry Horse News a reliable source?
- What does "cross-pollinates" mean? Might be better to word this differently. On that note, since this sentence is a primary source I don't think it's worth keeping.
- I would either find an independent source for George Watsky's music being used or leave it out.
- I dont think that noting the dates DeFranco was on the show is worth mentioning.
- There's no source for the Comment Commentary sentence.
- That the show was covered on Huffington Post isn't worth talking about, and the article most likely wasn't written by an official member of staff anyway.
- That some posts weren't uploaded until the following day is trivial and unsourced so I'd remove it unless it was covered by news articles which I doubt.
- The sentences about Gather posting the videos is also irrelevant as they appear to have simply been reposted by a user there.
- 'White Walls' is also trivial, I'd remove that sentence.
- Unsure and have requested opinions at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Television#Help request regarding SourceFed GA review.
- This can be trimmed down, if a show doesn't have reliable independent source coverage, remove it. I'll come back to this section when it's been reduced.
- The third source is more than enough for the first sentence, no need for the other two.
- Where is the source for the Deadline Hollywood tracking statistic?
- That they uploaded a video in response to the reception isn't really relevant here I don't think.
- Is onlinevideo.net a reliable website?
- Is paidcontent.org a reliable website?
- Being covered in articles isn't really a measure of reception to the website/show, I'd consider removing that sentence.
- Long quote at the end - Try to summarise what was said rather than using a long quote.
- The awards and nominations table could be broken down into plain text to include in the section, a table isn't really necessary for 3 nominations and an award in the same event.
- Files all on commons so fine.
Since there's quite a lot of changes to make here, I'm going to fail the GA for now as I think it will need another full fresh review once these issues have been addressed. I'm happy to keep replying here and provide more advice :) Samwalton9 (talk) 00:11, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
- Just popping back to let you know that tubefilter is not a reliable source. Samwalton9 (talk) 11:47, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
Reporter for the New York Times described SourceFed as a "conservative outlet". Should this political bias be noted in the article?
- The conspiracy theory began with a video from the conservative outlet SourceFed that went viral this year, and quickly garnered headlines on conservative news sites like Breitbart and Infowars. - Donald Trump Pushes Debunked Theory That Google Suppressed Rival’s Bad News
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