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Amateur Radio Direction Finding[edit]

Self Nomination This sport is not very well-known in much of the English-speaking world. This article should be a good resource for anyone to find out what the sport is all about. It has been through a peer review, as well as sought-out expert review from non-Wikipedians.--Kharker 20:50, 13 January 2006 (UTC)

  • Comment: Pictures need to have succint captions. AndyZ 21:58, 13 January 2006 (UTC)
    • That can be easy enough to fix. Which specific captions do you feel are too verbose?--Kharker 17:07, 14 January 2006 (UTC)
      • Most of them need to be fixed, since they are all rather long. AndyZ 20:46, 14 January 2006 (UTC)
        • Spangineer or I have shortened the captions for most of the images. If you still have a specific concern about one or more of them, just let me know.--Kharker 17:21, 15 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Support, though a few minor improvements could be made. The map in the history section is quite large for 800x600 screens, though it appears that readability would suffer if the map were shrunk. Perhaps reduce the size and add something to the caption saying "coutries in darkest greens began participating in the sport first, in the 1960s and 1970s, while countries in lighter greens began later" or something like that. The caption of the second image of that section might be shortened by incorporating the tidbit about Korea's first team into the article itself. The image next to the "Receiver equipment" could use a shorter caption, and so could the image in the lead. Second, is there a general ARDF organization portal that could be linked to instead of linking to every single country's page? And finally, I'd suggest changing the footnoes to the system described at m:Cite/Cite.php. --Spangineer (háblame) 04:32, 15 January 2006 (UTC)
    • I've shortened the captions you suggest and made the map image slightly less wide.
    • I could work on a list of countries in ARDF article, or something like that, but I probably won't have the time to get to it until later this week.--Kharker 17:21, 15 January 2006 (UTC)
      • The article itself doesn't necessarily need a listing of when individual countries got involved. The map does a nice job of that. The second paragraph of the history section is good enough as well. My second comment above was related to the the external links section (sorry for the confusion)—at the moment, it's got alot of links, and it'd be nice if there was one ARDF page that contained links to every country's individual page, so that we could link to that one page instead of each individual one. --Spangineer (háblame) 19:42, 15 January 2006 (UTC)
        • I found two links that together cover links to all the countries' web sites that were originally in the External Links section.--Kharker 20:35, 20 January 2006 (UTC)
    • Citations changed to use m:Cite/Cite.php format.--Kharker 20:27, 15 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Comments 1. please reduce the width of the images. In lower resolutions they take up almost all the space. Keep it between 240-270px. 2. Place images after a heading, not before. This keeps the sectional [edit] button in its proper place. 3. =Entry categories= has a list that uses hyphens. Use the — instead. 4. =References= should not be split up using sections. Use the semicolon to create a non-sectional heading instead. =Nichalp «Talk»= 07:19, 15 January 2006 (UTC)
    • The width of the images over 270 pixels have been reduced, except for the map, which was reduced, but I think reducing it all the way to 270 pixels would adversely affect readability.--Kharker 17:29, 15 January 2006 (UTC)
    • Images are now placed after headings.--Kharker 17:29, 15 January 2006 (UTC)
    • — now used.--Kharker 17:29, 15 January 2006 (UTC)
    • Semicolon now used in place of subsections.--Kharker 17:29, 15 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Support. --maclean25 05:33, 16 January 2006 (UTC)