Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Whale song

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Whale song[edit]

This was nominated a few weeks ago by someone else and got some supporters but also some valid objections (see the previous FAC). I've now had chance to work on these (diff showing my changes) and got the approval of the user who made the specific objections last time here.

So I thought I should open myself up to comment again here. This time it's a self-nomination. Pcb21| Pete 15:21, 19 May 2005 (UTC)

  • Support - great. -Pedro 18:23, 19 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Support - could do with a lead image: the spectrogram and the humpback whale look good. -- ALoan (Talk) 20:00, 19 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Support. Well done, Pete. Phils 22:04, 19 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Support, the article covers all the basics now--nixie 23:08, 19 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Support. Good article. I'd also like to see a lead image. CDThieme 04:39, 20 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Support. Much improved. Filiocht | Blarneyman 09:06, May 20, 2005 (UTC)
  • Support: Danny 23:02, 20 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Support. Well written and interesting topic. Deserves its recognition. Harro5 04:13, May 22, 2005 (UTC)
  • Support. Good job! Neutralitytalk 04:28, May 22, 2005 (UTC)
  • Support. Interesting subject. Covered the topic. I was happy to see some sound files of the song included too. A minor quabble, though:
One researcher characterized listening to such a school as like listening to a group of children at a playground. This is weasel wording. My first reaction was: "which researcher?". Mgm|(talk) 11:29, May 22, 2005 (UTC)
  • Support MvR 08:01, 2005 May 23 (UTC)
  • Support. Congrats Pcb21 - a great article and a soon-to-be featured one. Harro5 10:09, May 23, 2005 (UTC)
  • Comment. Hmm it looks really good, and I'd like to support, but the structure is a bit confused, and parts of the article are not even about the topic. I'll start with the second part first. The 'Toothed whale sound production' section starts with a sentence saying the sounds they make are not considered whale songs, so why is that section six times longer than the section on 'Baleen whale sound production'? So that section there then a later whole section on the Humpback whale song later is confusing structure wise. What is this article about? Whale songs or whale sounds? In fact I can't see anywhere in the article that it tells me the Humpback is baleen at all, so the prior distinction between baleen sounds and toothed whale sounds is even more disjointed. The other sections don't seem to flow in a logical order either. Further, do only males produce whale songs? - Taxman 14:39, May 23, 2005 (UTC)