This article has been given a massive reworking since it was demoted from Featured Article status in August 2006. Coronation Street has been fully remodelled, presenting the five main decades of the programme in sections of similar length and structure. The lead has also been heavily rewritten and lengthened as well as early sections being based around the background to the programme and its characters and characterisation. Most importantly, the article is now extremely well referenced from a very wide range of sources (print sources, video, DVD and Internet). Ben 14:05, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
Oppose images need revamping. I list the problems for each one:
An external links section may also be useful for including additional links, not just the ones in the infobox.--The Negotiator 21:59, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
Done I have addressed the problems raised with images, adding some newly created ones or creating similar ones which are fully sourced with adequate rationale. The external links section was removed because most were either superfluous or not advisable per WP:EL. Ben 12:48, 17 March 2007 (UTC)
Oppose Relies very heavily on http://www.corrie.net/about/who.html — a fan website. Also, references should be fully expanded so that all show publisher (many footnotes don't identify corrie.net as the publisher, and don't include full info last access date). SandyGeorgia (Talk) 23:58, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
Comment I have addressed most of the points raised about the references in the article. I must disagree when you state that the article "relies very heavily" on Corrie.net - there were seven references to the website in question out of just over 90 in total...somewhat outweighed? Three references remain to Corrie.net, one is from an interview with Coronation Street archivist and historian, Daran Little, which is atrributed to William Hadcroft, the other two are to information that I have a print source for but do not have to hand at the moment. BenC533
Oppose - 1a. Here are random examples from the top that indicate the need for a copy-edit throughout.
Redundant commas, such as before "in" in the first sentence, and "Between December 1960, and March 1961". Audit the whole text for this.
"Since its launch the programme has aired in many countries worldwide" - "in many countries" plus "worldwide" is awkward. Remove the first three words, unless it might have aired before its launch.
"The programme is also recognised as a drama serial" - if it's to be worded thus, we start to want a reference.
"Of the original cast, only one character remains today" - spot the redundant word.
"re-shape" - is it hyphenated? Tony 08:04, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
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