Talk:Springfield, Illinois/GA1

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GA Reassessment[edit]

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GA onhold.svg This article has been reviewed as part of Wikipedia:WikiProject Good articles/Project quality task force in an effort to ensure all listed Good articles continue to meet the Good article criteria. In reviewing the article, I have found there are some issues that may need to be addressed, listed below. I will check back in seven days. If these issues are addressed, the article will remain listed as a Good article. Otherwise, it may be delisted (such a decision may be challenged through WP:GAR). If improved after it has been delisted, it may be nominated at WP:GAN. Feel free to drop a message on my talk page if you have any questions, and many thanks for all the hard work that has gone into this article thus far.

Reviewer: Malleus Fatuorum (talk) 19:41, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

Lead
  • "The most famous past resident is Abraham Lincoln, who lived in Springfield itself from 1837 ...". What's the "itself" trying to tell us here?
  • "Lake Springfield [...] supplies the city with recreation ...". Doesn't make sense.
  • "The economy of Springfield is marked by government jobs, which account for a large percentage of the work force in the city." Jobs can't account for the work force.
History
  • This section seems muddled and disjointed, and seems to leave significant gaps, for instance 20th-century history.
Lincoln and politics
  • It's not all clear what the Business and Religion subsections have to do with either Lincoln or politics.
20th century
  • Splitting this into Utopia and Dystopia subsections really doesn't work.
  • From reading this section it appears that Springfield's 20th-century can be summed up as: "Somebody built a house and there was a riot." Did nothing happen after 1908 until the tornados of 2006?
Dystopia
  • Needs to be properly cited. Right now it looks like a personal essay.
  • All direct quotations must be attributed.
21st century
  • This is really too short to be a standalone section.
  • The first paragraph needs to be cited.
Cityscape
  • The first, second, and last paragraphs need to be cited.
Literary tradition
  • Contains an external link. External links should appear only in the External links section.
Demographics
  • Needs links to the specific data being claimed, not just a general link to the US Census site.
Education
  • "Due to an agreement of partnership with Springfield College in 2003, Benedictine University also has a presence in Springfield." Not sure what an "agreement of partnership" is supposed to be, but it's uncited anyway.
Parks
  • This section is uncited.
Transportation
  • Last paragraph is uncited.
Transportation
  • Last paragraph is uncited.
Notable natives and residents
  • "Joel Hills Johnson (1802–1883), Mormon pioneer, published poet and gospel hymn writer, Utah politician, founded the Utah towns of Enoch and Johnson." So what was his connection to Springfield? Whatever it was, needs to be cited.
Sister cities
  • What's the source for this information?
References
  • There are at least 13 dead links.[1]
  • Ref #13 is a bare URL. All citations must provide publisher and last accessdate information.


As these issues remain outstanding, this article has now been delisted. --Malleus Fatuorum 18:48, 17 November 2009 (UTC)


The above discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.