Talk:The Malay Archipelago

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GA Review[edit]

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

Reviewer: Adam Cuerden (talk · contribs) 13:05, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

Writing: The writing is generally top notch; the only very minor criticism I have is that in the Context section, the bit about Darwin's Origin of species is a little bit abrupt. I've thrown it in parentheses, though, which, I think, makes the flow a bit clearer.

Thankyou very much. I've extended Darwin a little.

Citations: There are some citation issues, where you haven't made your source for some material clear. I've marked these; the only thing to note is to make sure the citation covers all material up to the previous citation, or, if it doesn't, add more citations as appropriate. Helpful advice for future GANs: Generally speaking, make sure every paragraph ends with a citation, even if a citation covers multiple paragraphs (you can always repeat the citation), but there are exceptions - the first paragraph of "Illustrations", for example, makes its source unambiguously clear, and the summaries of the chapters are likewise self-citing. This blocks immediate promotion, but should be relatively easy to fix.

Marked citations done.

This article is very comprehensive; the list of chapters is an extremely good summary, useful for understanding the scope of the book. I suspect some will suggest spinning off some material, as it is a little on the long side, but I don't think this necessary.

Thankyou.

Images: It'd be nice to have death dates for the some of illustrators, but worst problem that would cause is a move to en-wiki, since they're definitely out of copyright in the U.S. Tag on File:The Museum, Chowringhee.jpg is kind of dubious, but there's no way the image is in copyright. In short - You'll need to do some documentation and/or upload a copy to en-wiki before FA, but the images themselves are quite safe.

Noted, thanks.

Once the couple citations are fixed, this can be promoted. Adam Cuerden (talk) 13:05, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

I believe I've met all review comments to date. Chiswick Chap (talk) 12:28, 23 June 2013 (UTC)
I think that will do, in all honesty. This is an excellent article, and I look forwards to seeing it as a Featured Article contender, where I think it will do very well. If you want some help documenting the images, do ask; it's kind of what I do. =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 20:02, 23 June 2013 (UTC)
Wow! Thank you very much. I'll try to work up the courage... Chiswick Chap (talk) 20:40, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

I am also very impressed with this article and how much you have improved it from the stub I created back in 2007. I hope you can get it to FA at some point. Ironically I originally created the stub in the first place because of a comment I received during one of my attempts to get Alfred Russel Wallace through FA review along the lines of "if Wallace was such a famous writer why were there no articles on any of his books?". I will try and help a little around the edges if I can. Rusty Cashman (talk) 17:53, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Many thanks. Perhaps you, me and Adam Cuerden (see offer above) could have a go at taking it there. Chiswick Chap (talk) 18:19, 27 May 2014 (UTC)