Talk:Thomas Jefferson

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Former good article Thomas Jefferson was one of the History 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.
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Good article nomination?[edit]

Should this have been nominated for Good Article status now, 3vango? Knope7 (talk) 02:45, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

I removed the nom. When an article is submitted to GAN the person behind the nom should be willing and able to follow up with the review. A driveby nom only results in an editor spending their time reviewing an article that won't pass GAN. That's what happened last December. Brad (talk) 05:31, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

Below is the closing comment from the reviewer:

Instability over a one month period has led me to fail this review. I took two weeks off from the review (one week last month, one week this month) in the hopes that you folks would get a clue. Instead I saw two different edit wars, major rewrites and revisions of content I had already reviewed, and cluelessness over the GA criterions which have been explained ad infinitum. I can only conclude that this article was not ready to be nominated. While the primary reason for failing is a lack of stability over a one month period, the secondary reason is a failure to understand the summary style criterion. The third reason is recent concerns over close paraphrasing that have neither been addressed or fixed to my satisfaction due to confusion over the differences between quoting and paraphrasing. Before nominating this article for any future review, I suggest y'all decide on a stable version that doesn't change from day to day. Viriditas (talk) 5:17 pm, 6 December 2015, Sunday (1 year, 12 days ago) (UTC−5)

The article went back to its typical habit of several different editors at war with each other. Future noms needs less cooks making broth and instead learning GA criteria. Brad (talk) 01:41, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

I started this section because there was another subsequent nomination, after the review quoted above, that looked like it was a driveby nom. When this article does get nominated again, I hope that it's from an editor has put in significant effort. That said, I am not at this point particularly invested in this article, but if there any tasks where I could be of assistance, I would gladly help. Knope7 (talk) 04:59, 19 December 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 15 December 2016[edit]

maybe you should add his first wife that he had. thanks Msnider22 (talk) 18:15, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

Not done: as you have not requested a specific change in the form "Please replace XXX with YYY" or "Please add ZZZ between PPP and QQQ".
More importantly, you have not cited reliable sources to back up your request, without which no information should be added to, or changed in, any article. - Arjayay (talk) 19:25, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

New sources for Jefferson[edit]

-- Gwillhickers (talk) 05:12, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

-- Gwillhickers (talk) 22:09, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

Critics of the Catholic Church category[edit]

Article is locked so can someone add this? Sources;