Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Comet Hyakutake

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Comet Hyakutake[edit]

Hyakutake was the first comet I ever saw. Alleged to have been more impressive than Comet Hale-Bopp when it was at its brightest, it broke a 20 year drought of Great Comets, and turned up some very surprising results for cometary scientists. I've been working on this article over the last few weeks and I think it's near enough comprehensive now, so I'm nominating it for featured status. Worldtraveller 13:30, 17 Mar 2005 (UTC)

  • Thank you! It was partly your claim about it being better than Hale-Bopp which made me think I'd better try to get this one up to featured status as well :) Worldtraveller 17:41, 17 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • Oppose. While Worldtraveller's edits have greatly benefitted this article, I think there is still a more more that can be done. A pronunciation guide for the word Hyakutake is needed, and the whole article in general can be lengthened. I also just went through and re-aligned the images, as they were oddly placed and sized. Furthermore, I think the lead section needs attention. Páll 17:28, 17 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the comments, but could you be more specific? Apart from how to pronounce the name, what else is needed? I think I tend to have quite a concise writing style but I believe I've covered all the major facets of the comet's appearance. Also, what is wrong with the lead section? Worldtraveller 17:41, 17 Mar 2005 (UTC)
When you format the images so that they are not tiny, such as the image that is sized at 150px, the image in the lead section fits oddly into the text and there are a few ways to work around that. I think the images for a comet need to be larger and more clear, and also it is preferred that the images stay to the right so that you do not have images beginning a paragraph of forcing a paragraph to be right-justified. Páll 18:04, 17 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • Páll, I'd really like to address your objections but I'm still not sure of what they are; in particular 'the whole article in general can be lengthened' - how? What extra information should be in there?; and 'the lead section needs attention' - in what way? Worldtraveller 23:02, 20 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • The pronounciation of Hyakutake is, I think should be written as /hjakutake/. First mora, Hya is not pronounced as in Hyatt but more like "Shark". Revth 03:01, 20 Mar 2005 (UTC)
    • Thanks very much for that info - sad to say I've been butchering the pronunciation badly all these years :(. Is '/hjakutake/' the way it would be written in IPA? Worldtraveller 23:02, 20 Mar 2005 (UTC)
      • I checked again (using Wikipedia's articles), and it's either /ħʝakutake/ or /ħʃakutake/. Revth 01:18, 22 Mar 2005 (UTC)
        • Thanks for that - I added that to the article, assuming you mean either pronunciation is acceptable. Worldtraveller 12:06, 22 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • Support Phils 21:37, 17 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • Support - very nice improvement. KingTT 00:59, 18 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • Suppport - Sure. A nice story, meets all the FA requirements. Fawcett5 22:37, 18 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • Support, looks good. JYolkowski 23:15, 18 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • Support, lookin' good!  ALKIVARRadioactive.svg 00:50, 19 Mar 2005 (UTC)
    • It still needs that pronounciation guide tho!  ALKIVARRadioactive.svg 18:22, 19 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • Support. - BanyanTree 14:07, 19 Mar 2005 (UTC)