Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (radio series)

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (radio series)[edit]

This is the second article I have personally brought to FAC - the first being Douglas Adams. This is also the first article I have brought to FAC since stepping in as the coordinator for the Hitchhiker's Guide WikiProject. This article has been named as a "Good Article" and I recently had it on Peer Review, where I did receive some good feedback. As a history of The Hitchhiker's Guide radio series, I DO think it meets FA criteria, and if I'm not mistaken, it would be the FIRST radio series FA, if passed. --JohnDBuell 02:50, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

  • Support. Rlevse 02:53, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Support! ReverendG 05:31, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Comment Could the pictures be straightened so they are actually level? --Peter Andersen 09:20, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Reply: I could try rescanning them, but straightening is a little beyond my current photo editing abilities. --JohnDBuell 11:34, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
  • They should be better now. Peter Andersen got one, and I took care of the other. - EurekaLott 00:04, 16 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Support! Mollsmolyneux 11:07, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Comment: The lead seems to be lacking a little in introducing the reader to the subject matter. It should include mention of the adaptations that have followed the radio series (the main Hitchiker's page features an opening that would be more appropriate, really; something similar to that). Also, don't forget to put the article subject in bold. By the way, this is more a stylistic suggestion than anything else, but since those red links aren't linking to anything, it would improve the appearance of the page to just drop them. Ryu Kaze 12:40, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Reply: The first and second points I've done. If anyone would like to go through and remove red links, feel free. --JohnDBuell 22:23, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Done I've changed all the red links back to normal text (I assume that's what you wanted?), there is still one in the notes section that I can't seem to find. Terri G 18:04, 16 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Comment: I guess it doesn't really matter to me. Here and in Peer Review I've long said that I'm FOR red links, as I see them as "calling out" for expansion of Wikipedia into new articles and new subjects. I've started a couple of articles myself that way. But there are a number of people who think that they detract *shrug* The one you are looking for is within the 'ref' tags in the "Music used in the series" section. --JohnDBuell 18:20, 16 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Well, like I said, it's purely a stylistic suggestion. Some people like them because of the "calling out" value, while others think they're a little painful to look at. I guess I honestly see them as both, but I usually expect that someone who wants to provide info on one of the red linked subjects will attempt to do so anyway. Red text actually bothers my eyes for some reason or another if I look at it too long, so I tend to think of the aesthetic value before the "calling out" value. Again, it's purely a stlyistic suggestion, and you guys should do what you prefer. A few red links certainly aren't grounds for objection, and — as you can see just below — the other changes warranted my support already. Good work with this article. Ryu Kaze 15:20, 18 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Support — The changes work for me. Ryu Kaze 00:57, 16 August 2006 (UTC)