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GA review review?[edit]

Hi! I just did (or am doing? :) my first GA review, here, after submitting my own first GA request today. Any thoughts/suggestions on the review are welcome. In particular I'm not sure if I'm inserting too much of my own opinion into 1(a) and 4, and how to proceed if "?" really is the right assessment for those planks of the assessment. Thanks! —Luis (talk) 02:59, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

LuisVilla, I just noticed something that is a big red flag for me. Earwig's tool yields concerning results about possible close paraphrasing with this at 49% confidence. I always jump on the tiny box on the upper right side and use it before even beginning my review. About 1a and 4, even I would not be sure if the article meets 1a yet. I noticed a few vague terms such as "currently", "formerly preached" with no description about when, listing of awards received without mentioning the year, and a few issues here and there. 1a is not perfectly met but also it is something that can be fixed easily in this case. I have doubts about 4, especially after seeing the close paraphrasing flag. Close paraphrasing is almost always accompanied by POV statements. For example, "an organization dedicated to helping young African American men stay away from gang activity and prison." - nothing particularly wrong with this one but it is not as formal (or encyclopedic) as one would expect from a GA. I believe the article outright fails 2d but I would not fail it either as the article or the issue of paraphrasing is not too big and it can be fixed in some days or weeks maybe (that is me though. I can think of a few editors who would fail the article right away if such issue came up and they are not wrong either. It is just that I am a very patient person and I am willing to prolong the review process if the issues look fixable in a month's time, and if the nominator is motivated enough to solve them). I think you did a pretty decent job at describing the issues that you saw with 1a and 4. If you see a problem or if something bothers you, just write it up - it can then be fixed in the article or discussed on the review page. If you still feel, after an initial discussion, that the article is at "?" with any of the criteria, have a go at describing particular things that you feel need attention. Sometimes the nominator does not exactly see what is wrong and writing specific portions help. About this review, you might want to start a GA reassessment page (individual) and notify the original nominator about the issue of close paraphrasing. It absolutely should be fixed if the article were to remain a GA. Let me know if I can assist you and feel free to leave me a message about anything that crosses your mind. Regards, — Yash talk stalk 01:52, 5 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the commentary, Yash!. I assumed the copyvio link in the standard box was the same linked to from the standard instructions (sorry, can't find link right now), which I had run, but this is a more useful link. Most of the supposed paraphrasing is literally just titles ("president of such-and-such", etc.), which makes the output mostly useless, but there are a few bad sentences. I'll flag them on the talk page and suggest the proposer revise before formally going into a re-evaluation. —Luis (talk) 04:46, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
Yes, it is not that big of an issue, LuisVilla. The ones that are there can be fixed with ease. You are doing a great job BTW - your GA nominee looks in good shape. The GA process will surely benefit from involvement of editors like you! :) — Yash talk stalk 05:32, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! Followup question: is there a Village Pump/central talk page just for GAs/GA reviewers? A new question about a different article came up, and I'm wondering if there is a better way to discuss than 1:1 talk page chats with specific active GA meta-reviewers. I didn't see an obvious one linked to from the documentation, but there is quite a bit of it so maybe I missed it. Thanks. —Luis (talk) 23:47, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
WT:GAN is the place where most of the important, as well as casual discussions are held. You can drop by there and expect a good enough response as it is heavily watched. The page is not frequently used to resolve minor specific questions but you can certainly try. While reviewing, 1-1 talk is the primary way, although you can also seek a "second opinion" (by altering the talk page template) if you are unsure while reviewing - it will generate a nice little message on WP:GAN and someone will see it soon enough. LuisVilla, since we are on the topic, I was always in favour of having an IRC for DYK/GA/FA related things. Regards, — Yash talk stalk 00:06, 14 March 2017 (UTC)
I haven't been regularly on IRC since 2006 but I suppose I could drop by from time to time ;) Thanks for the WP:GAN pointer.—Luis (talk) 04:16, 14 March 2017 (UTC)
As a followup, the primary editor of the reviewed article points out that those phrases were in the WP article before the press release was published, so the copyvio is on their end, not ours. Happy ending, I guess? :) —Luis (talk) 04:25, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
Ah, I see LuisVilla. All's well that ends well! — Yash talk stalk 04:31, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

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10:42:26, 19 March 2017 review of submission by 131.111.194.10[edit]



Dear Yash!, thanks for reviewing this article. I really appreciate the time and effort you have invested in this. That said, the review you left seems to highlight the exact same points as the previous one, without addressing the fact that the entry has been quite substantially altered. In the light of this, I am wondering if you could make some specific suggestion as to how I need to change this entry, to get it out in the open? Thanks again for your time and all good wishes, Felix

Request on 00:32:19, 20 March 2017 for assistance on AfC submission by Acel17[edit]


Australian Council For Educational Leaders

Hi, I would like to find out about the page I am working on which you have recently reviewed. If I am able to put in more references from reliable third party organizations and not from Aust. Council for Educational Leaders [the organization the article is about], will that be sufficient for the page to be accepted into Wikipedia?


Acel17 (talk) 00:32, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Evening song[edit]

I nominated Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden, BWV 6 fo GA, the last minutes of Bach's birthday where I live ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:52, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

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