Talk:White Stag Leadership Development Program/GA1

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GA Review[edit]

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I am sorry to inform the editors of this article that I am failing its Good Article Nomination. Here is a list of suggestions to work on before renomination:

  • WP:LEAD: For an article of this size, the lead should be three or four well developed paragraphs summarizing all the main points of the article. Yes
  • There is quite a lot of text that is unreferenced. As a very general guideline, there should be one reference per paragraph plus extras for controversial information.Yes
  • The article relies a lot on quotes. Because the article is past the desired page length of Wikipedia, maybe summarizing quotes would be a better strategy.Yes
  • WP:DASH: Endashes go between ranges of numbers.Yes
  • WP:BOLD: Look here for the correct usage of bolding in an article.Yes
  • WP:SUMMARY: This is employed a bit in the article, but using this strategy more might also help the length problem.Yes
  • Quite a few of the references need to be formatted with Template:cite web.Yes
  • Ref 44 is invalid.Yes

Good luck with this article. Nikki311 03:01, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for taking the time to review this article. I can fix many of the items mentioned, but what official guidance is there for an optimum "desired page length" of a Wikipedia article? I see articles of a variety of lengths, many of them quite a bit longer, for example, Operation Barbarossa. -- btphelps (talk) (contribs) 06:21, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
In general, between about 30–60 bytes of readable prose is when an article should probably employ WP:SUMMARY style and be split into separate articles or just trimmed down. The page Wikipedia:Article size goes into detail about page size, but a rule of thumb is located at Wikipedia:Article size#A rule of thumb. Nikki311 03:05, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
I've migrated about 20KB of content to NYLT and the U.S. Wood Badge articles, along with some additional pruning, to bring the article size down to 60KB. Other issues also addressed. Will re-submit for GA review. -- btphelps (talk) (contribs) 06:55, 2 November 2009 (UTC)