Talk:The Guardian

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GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:The Guardian/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Cirt (talk · contribs) 18:51, 15 October 2012 (UTC) I will review this article. — Cirt (talk) 18:51, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

Failed GA status[edit]

Failed GA status due to numerous sourcing problems, poor referencing standards, lack of citations in many places all over entire article:

  1. Bare links and unformatted cites, please format all cites using 'WP:CIT cite templates.
  2. C. P. Scott subsection = last paragraph is uncited.
  3. Spanish Civil War subsection = entire section is uncited.
  4. Post-war subsection = 2nd sentence has a clarification needed tag.
  5. Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq subsection = there's a citation needed tag.
  6. Ownership subsection = 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th paragraphs have several uncited sentences.
  7. Political stance and editorial opinion subsection = 1st and 2nd paragraph have uncited sentences.
  8. Publication history subsection = All paragraphs in this subsection have uncited sentences.
  9. Moving to the Berliner paper format subsection = All paragraphs in this subsection have uncited sentences.
  10. Reception subsection = 1st paragraph in this section has uncited sentence.
  11. Regular content and features = Most of this section is largely uncited.
  12. Online media subsection = End of 2nd paragraph is uncited.
  13. GuardianFilms subsection = 2nd and 3rd paragraphs have uncited quotes, a big no-no.
  14. References in popular culture subsection = End of 1st paragraph is uncited.
  15. Awards subsection = Both sub-sects in this sect have lots of uncited material.
  16. Editors sect = Totally uncited.
  17. Notable regular contributors (past and present) sect = Uncited and tagged as problem sect.
  18. The Guardian News & Media Archive sect = largely uncited.

Cirt (talk) 23:00, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

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Stylised Name[edit]

I think entire article should be migrated to stylised (the guardian) with small letters. Just like their official website and Wikipedia's beIN article for instance. In Allah We Trust (talk) 11:08, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

I disagree. This may be how it's stylized in the masthead but in the rest of the paper - and when it's referred to elsewhere in the media - it's usually printed simply as "The Guardian". MFlet1 (talk) 12:48, 17 March 2016 (UTC)
Yup. I'm with MFlet. DBaK (talk) 15:19, 17 March 2016 (UTC)
I also think it is a bad idea. Mezigue (talk) 15:20, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

Proposed merge with Pass Notes[edit]

Pass Notes currently doesn't cite any sources secondary to The Guardian—if it doesn't have any, its content should be merged into the main article or simply redirected. czar 04:01, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

Agree: merge. Zin92 (talk) 18:52, 5 April 2016 (UTC)
So far, editors have seen no reason to even mention Pass Notes in this article. I don't think merging does any good to this article. I'd rather see Pass Notes in AfD, if there really aren't any independent sources. – Finnusertop (talkcontribs) 03:42, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

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News from the Continent[edit]

Has anyone heard something about "Operation Kaninchenjagd" (Operation rabbit hunting) in Main-Kinzig-Kreis? --Fb8cont (talk) 17:21, 3 October 2016 (UTC)