Talk:Sylvia Mendez

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Former good article Sylvia Mendez was one of the Social sciences and society 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.
Article milestones
Date Process Result
April 6, 2007 Good article nominee Listed
February 25, 2010 Good article reassessment Delisted
Did You Know A fact from this article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "Did you know?" column on April 8, 2007.
Current status: Delisted good article

GA nom[edit]

This is certainly not a bad article, but it needs a fair bit of work to reach GA status:

  • The lead is very short. It should be at least two paragraphs.-Taken care of
  • The picture needs a slightly better Fair Use Rationale and should be smaller.-Taken care of
  • The image caption should not be bold.-Taken care of
  • The currently section must be a lot longer and have sources.-Taken care of

However, this article definitely has a lot of potential, and certainly is informative and deserving of a GA pending fixing these issues. Laïka 10:07, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

It's looking good now. The only changes I'd still make would be giving the stamp a proper summary,-Taken care of tidying up the references (adding dates, publishers and author names), and merging a few of the lone sentences together in the legacy section to make longer paragraphs- Taken care of. Other than that, the article looks entirely passable. Laïka 19:50, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
Excellent; I have no further concerns. Congratulations! Laïka 08:40, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Felicita and Gonzalo.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot 03:07, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Felicita and Gonzalo.jpg[edit]

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Image:Felicita and Gonzalo.jpg is being used on this article. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is no explanation or rationale as to why its use in this Wikipedia article constitutes fair use. In addition to the boilerplate fair use template, you must also write out on the image description page a specific explanation or rationale for why using this image in each article is consistent with fair use.

Please go to the image description page and edit it to include a fair use rationale. Using one of the templates at Wikipedia:Fair use rationale guideline is an easy way to insure that your image is in compliance with Wikipedia policy, but remember that you must complete the template. Do not simply insert a blank template on an image page.

If there is other fair use media, consider checking that you have specified the fair use rationale on the other images used on this page. Note that any fair use images uploaded after 4 May, 2006, and lacking such an explanation will be deleted one week after they have been uploaded, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you.

BetacommandBot 22:25, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

GA Reassessment[edit]

This discussion is transcluded from Talk:Sylvia Mendez/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the reassessment.

I will do the GA Reassessment on this article as part of the GA Sweeps project. H1nkles (talk) 21:48, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

Very informative article about a little known, but supremely important case that truly paved the way for Brown. I'm glad I read this article. Here are a few thoughts I had:

  • The Lead is a little weak. See WP:Lead for requirements for the lead. There needs to be a summary of every point brought up in the article. Please expand the lead to address information from each section.
  • The Fair use rationale for the image needs to be formatted better. See Fair use templates that can be used to organize and provide more information about the use of the photo.
  • What I find interesting is that there is no article for her parents, who obviously had to do the tough and expensive legal work that made the court case. Not to diminish her bravery and the obstacles she faced but it's unfortunate that there aren't articles about her mom and dad.
  • There is an article about the case and that should be put in as a main article under the Mendez vs. Westminster case section. There is also an article on the PBS documentary that should go under the legacy section (probably as a see also).
  • I put a [vague] template in the Aftermath section after the first sentence. Can this be clarified? At least specify that this was in the United States.
  • Two links are not good in the references section. #8 is an updated website that doesn't refer (as far as I can tell) to the information referred to in the link. # 11 is a dead link, that has been tagged as such and needs to be fixed.

Overall I think it's a strong article. Please look at this suggestions to clean up so that it meets the current GA Criteria. I will hold the article for one week pending work and notify all interested projects and editors. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me on my talk page. H1nkles (talk) 22:19, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

The hold time is up but I feel as though the article would not take a lot of work to keep at GA standards. Unfortunately I don't have the time to do the work. I will hold the article a little longer in the hopes that the work can be done. H1nkles (talk) 16:40, 22 February 2010 (UTC)
Given that these concerns have not been addressed I will delist the article. Please consider working on the article and renominating. H1nkles (talk) 15:57, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

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