User talk:The Nouv

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Hello, The Nouv, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! dihydrogen monoxide (H2O) 11:01, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Late Roman army[edit]

Hi. I'm consulting you because you originally suggested Roman auxiliaries, another article of mine, could be A-class. What I would ask you to do is to read my article Late Roman army through and give me your opinion on whether you think it's A-class.

Wandalstouring recently nominated it for A-class review, but the results of the exercise were disappointing, to say the least. The problem was that we got only one comment, from someone who, as it turned out, knows nothing about Roman history and who only bothered to read the intro and the first few paras. See Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Assessment/Late Roman army. After my response, the commentator appointed himself copyeditor (without invitation) and proceeded to edit in a way that obliged me to make factual corrections to virtually every para (see the History of the article). The commentator then suggested the article should be transformed into a kind of sequel to the blood-and-sex TV series Rome (see the Discussion page of the article). So what should have been a serious review of a serious article turned into a farce. After the first couple of sections, I had to request that he stop the copyedit. Someone then closed the review after just 4 days and before anyone else had had a chance to comment.

I don't accept that this process was a remotely valid assessment of the article and intend to renominate it in the near future. But first I would like to build a body of support that can weigh in at the appropriate moment. So do let me have your views. Best wishes EraNavigator EraNavigator (talk) 08:07, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for responding. Actually, points of style are not relevant to A-class. The guidelines state:
"Please note that (unlike an actual featured article) an A-class article is not expected to meet all the criteria for featured article. An objection should indicate a substantive problem with the article. In particular, objections over relatively minor issues of writing style or formatting should be avoided at this stage; a comprehensive, accurate, well-sourced, and decently-written article should qualify for A-class status even if it could use some further copyediting."
Your point about A-class articles being less vulnerable to vandalism is precisely why I'm interested in A-class (otherwise, I wouldn't bother). I'll inform you when the article is re-submitted. Thanks again and best wishes EraNavigator (talk) 05:06, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

A class review[edit]

Hi. Ola. Late Roman army has been renominated for A-class. Please comment at Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Assessment/Late Roman army. PS: There are new subsections on Supply Infrastructure and Tactics. Also the illustrations have been improved. Best wishes EraNavigator (talk) 22:46, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

Late Roman army[edit]

Late Roman army[edit]

Dear Nouv, your support is urgently required for this article at Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Assessment/Late Roman army, which is in the process of being hijacked again by the MoS fanatics. Please add your comment asap before the review closes. Best wishes EraNavigator (talk) 20:46, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

OK, as it turned out, it didn't matter, as it passed anyway. But it was a close shave: ifDhatfield hadn't been prevailed upon to change his vote by the other commentators, it would have failed to get the necessary 3 votes. Best wishes EraNavigator (talk) 18:01, 4 September 2008 (UTC)


Hi. I would like your opinion on another article I wrote, Battle of Navarino. Do you consider it worthy of A-class? Best wishes EraNavigator (talk) 21:11, 10 September 2008 (UTC)