Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/German occupation of Luxembourg in World War I

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

German occupation of Luxembourg in World War I[edit]

From a non-existent article to GA and now FAC in only a few weeks is pretty much all down to the hard work of User:Bastin8, who has put in sterling work to make this a comprehensive, well-referenced, accurate and NPOV article about an important if obscure chapter of the First World War. Has been peer reviewed, with few critical comments, and is a WP:GA. Fulfills all FAC criteria IMO, and deserves the recognition of FA status. Batmanand | Talk 08:49, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

Author. As the author, I support this nomination, and concur that it meets fully the standards of a Featured Article (as if I could prove any integrity; last time one of 'my' articles was nominated, I didn't). However, if there are any criticisms that were not raised in PR, I'd be happy to rectify the issues. Bastin 08:56, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Support. Very nice article! -- Grafikm (AutoGRAF) 09:47, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Mild support, mild only because I think the quote blocks with the big blue quote marks are distracting.Rlevse 10:09, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
I've addressed this by changing the four short statements to normal quotations. However, two statements (by Bethmann-Hollweg and Pershing) have remained, as they are longer, more important, and deserve to stand out. Bastin 10:53, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
    • Fair enough.Rlevse 15:26, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Comment: normally I wouldnt bring this up here but I've been browsing wikipedia for a long time and this is the first time this has happened. This suggests to me that maybe this problem is unique to this page and its due to the code (maybe the cites) on this page. Basically I seem to be getting overlapping text as seen in Image:Overlapping text problem.PNG. - Tutmosis 14:03, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
Now that I look at it the overlapping text is from the image mapping code, hopefully the creator of that can troubleshoot it to work properly or remove it altogether. - Tutmosis 15:28, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
The same issue was raised in PR by RJH. Then, I thought it might be limited to him alone, but offered to change it to a normally-labelled map if someone else had troubles. Since you've had the same difficulties, I've changed it. Bastin 16:15, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
Thank you and I hope you dont mind it being a normally-labeled map. - Tutmosis 17:01, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
Not at all. I thought that it was neat idea, but the moment that it began to cause trouble was the moment it had to go. Everything is linked in the text, so it really doesn't make any difference. Bastin 17:08, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Support: A well-written article. Also all the images are either public domain or self-made which is very nice to see. Good luck on your future projects. - Tutmosis 17:20, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Support. As a Luxembourgish citizen, I approve of this article. :) Phils 03:07, 16 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Support. Good article! -- Underneath-it-All 14:39, 17 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Had to chip in here; suppport. Beautifully done. Phoenix2 16:33, 18 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Object: I have a few concerns. There's usually little need to link to years, unless they are part of a full date (day, month, and year). Also, completely link full dates (including the year) so that date preferences take effect. I've fixed some of these. Another thing: The prose could use work. Examples from a randomly selected subsection ("Miners' strike"):
  • "the workers sought to use their most potent weapon, by defying von Tessmar's ultimatum and downing tools". The combination of comma and "by" doesn't work. Also, it's redundant since they didn't just seek to use their most potent weapon—they did use it. So why not "the workers used their most potent weapon, defying von Tessmar's ultimatum". Also, I've never heard of "downing tools" as a synonym of going on strike—doesn't mean it's wrong, but perhaps another choice of wording would be better.
  • Expand all contractions.
  • Phrases like "main ringleaders" can be shortened. Watch out for qualifiers like "main", "very", and "rather"; they rarely add value.
  • What does "the government resigned" mean? Is "resigned" the right word?
I haven't checked the rest of the article, but these findings from one subsection suggest that there are more problems. --Spangineeres (háblame) 21:31, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
One thing I forgot to mention—the references for this article are fantastic. Great job researching this! --Spangineeres (háblame) 21:39, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Support, very well done! —Nightstallion (?) 18:45, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Support. This educational article should appear for historical, cultural, and in the memory who gave their lives in the first World War —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) .