The following is an archived discussion of a featured list nomination. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the article's talk page. No further edits should be made to this page. The closing editor's comments were: 19 days, 2 support, 2 oppose. Fail. Scorpion0422 17:48, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
New topic. Let me know what you think about any specifics or generalities. --maclean 11:17, 9 August 2007 (UTC)
a. There should not be any redlinks, especially in the lead. In the table itself there's no reason why some of the missing locations are redlinked and some aren't linked at all.
b. It would be useful to have some kind of legend or key to the color coding in the table.
But, otherwise, good job on the referencing and the layout. Geraldk 15:18, 9 August 2007 (UTC)
a. I was surprised how many red links there were. I will stub some and remove others. There are some unlinked because the detachment does not actually cover the community (and therefore the statistics are not for that community), but rather the rural areas surrounding the community. I forgot to explain that but I have added a note to each one. Does it make sense? Is there a better way of communicating this?
b. Good point, I hadn't thought of that. --maclean 02:14, 10 August 2007 (UTC)
Neutral and restarted nom to get more comments. I'm personally still iffy about the title (format is usually used for elections only). I don't think it is necessary to used colored table headers (and they should be actual table header cells, too!). Circeus 17:29, 18 August 2007 (UTC)
Support looks good. GreenJoe 02:13, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
Strong Oppose. It's not a list it's just a table of statistics. Wikipedia is not an indiscriminate list of information. I'll support the deletion of this list. CG 14:54, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
Those are not "random statistics" (compare Rambot-generated articles like Millbrook, Alabama), it falls under the "almanac" provision expressed in Wikipedia:Five pillars: "Wikipedia is an encyclopedia[...]. It incorporates elements of general encyclopedias, specialized encyclopedias, and almanacs." Circeus 15:09, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
Oppose. This is an article on "Law enforcement in British Columbia" that happens to contain two large tables of statistics. It isn't a "list of xyz" and doesn't help with navigation (it doesn't link to either municipal or provincial detachments). Like CG, I'm not sure that collecting such detailed, specific and temporal statistics is what WP is about. Colin°Talk 16:36, 4 September 2007 (UTC)