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I'm rating this article at B and think it has potential as a good article candidate. First, however, it needs inline citations, with page numbers cited for each reference or so. It also could use more than one reference if one could be found. It's a nice article. --Bookworm857158367 01:12, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. I said something similar at /Comments here. — SMcCandlish [talk] [contrib] 01:32, 27 February 2007 (UTC)
I've added some citations and some other sources. - Nick C 18:39, 12 April 2007 (UTC)
Verra nahce. — SMcCandlish [talk] [contrib] 02:47, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

Good to see this article developing from my early contributions in starting the article. This person's achievements in his sport were outstanding.--Takver 00:09, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

1000+ breaks?[edit]

Is the part about "regularly making breaks of over 1000" a typo or were they using a different scoring system back then? In the latter case, an explanation would be nice. 08:52, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

No, and yes to an extent, respectively. In English billiards you can score by potting and/or by cannoning. Good point though. — SMcCandlish [talk] [cont] ‹(-¿-)› 22:38, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

"Greatest player"[edit]

Resolved: Zero objections in 8 months to toning down this passage.

The "greatest player" bit in the lead, even with a source, is a major WP:NPOV problem, as explained (about a different article, but exact same issue) here in great detail. The problem is that is, despite having one or more secondary, vague source that "lots of people" say this about him, it does not quote anyone in particular as actually saying this, much less anyone so notable for their position in the activity this article subject engaged in that our readers should take their word for it (contrast the lead of Michael Jordan, which quotes the NBA itself as saying he's the best ever so far). This article is unlikely to pass WP:GAN until this is fixed. In fact, as much as I like this article, I'd oppose its promotion to WP:GA myself. — SMcCandlish Talk⇒ ʕ(Õلō Contribs. 11:23, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

I don't know why people feel compelled to add things like "greatest player" ever. I always feel that sort of thing detracts from articles since you would never see that in a real encyclopedia. Even quotes about players being the best shouldn't be in the lede in my opinion. A good article should be able to stand on its own. Kcchief915 (talk) 15:49, 18 September 2010 (UTC)
I actually agree, but I believe that superlative comments can actually be added, under policy, if they are done so very carefully. I don't like them, but I wasn't going to say, above, that they can never be added even with appropriate sourcing and contextual balance, because I can't find anything in WP policy that says so. :-) — SMcCandlish Talk⇒ ʕ(Õلō Contribs. 01:27, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

[outdent] I have changed the offending passage to be less superative. It does not conflict with the cited source, but does not parrot the biased source's bias. — SMcCandlish Talk⇒ ʕ(Õلō Contribs. 01:32, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

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