Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Salinity

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Salinity bottle[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 11 Jul 2011 at 14:46:47 (UTC)

Original - A very informative picture of the degree of salinity in water
Reason
It is a fantastic high ev image
Articles in which this image appears
Salinity, Seawater
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Diagrams, drawings, and maps
Creator
commons:User:Psummerlin
  • Support as nominator --Extra 999 (Contact me + contribs) 14:46, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Some improvements I'd like to see: put a 0 in front of all the ".5"s, find some higher resolution images (the swamp is particularly bad), get rid of the bottle - it doesn't mean anything!, change the font for the headings on the right, add an s to lake in "brackish seas and lakes", think about adding a space in freshwater, remove s from "traditional ways", the white line between the pictures and the bottle extends too far down over the text, aaaand why do many of the seas fall into the brackish category? Some of those could be argued with, and I invite you to, but as it stands the quality of this diagram isn't up to FP status. Aaadddaaammm (talk) 15:22, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
    • Also, parts of what per thousand? Sodium? Aaadddaaammm (talk) 15:27, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
      • Support. We need to do more of this sort of thing. I got a name to go to, now! That said, I pretty much agree with all of aaaaaaaaaaadams's comments. When you get rid of the bottle, replace the width, with some more of the water pics from the left (maybe that will help with seeing swamp and stuff better. (Actually I understand having the decorative water bottle in here if the graphic were standing 100% on its own in a magazine or a ppt slide. That said, I think we will be served fine without it. Could leave it up as a variant.TCO (talk) 18:20, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Comment This should really be an .svg. While it is not entirely line art/text it would be useful to be .svg so the text is easily translatable. - Zephyris Talk 01:08, 3 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose: The water bottle serves no real purpose, extraneous information that detracts from EV. About of third of the vertical space in taken up with what amounts to an axis label, leaving the impression that the Red Sea is at the top end of the scale. The Dead Sea and Great Salt Lake have much higher salinity. Also, there are no references given for the information. Diagrams need to conform to WP:Verifiability just like any other part of an article. Finally, the "x" at the bottom of the image seems to have been mangled in the editing process. This could probably be fixed easily but it should have been done before the FP nomination.--RDBury (talk) 13:41, 3 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Another complaint piece of constructive criticism, the heading freshwater on the right has the same mistake as the x at the bottom. Aaadddaaammm (talk) 17:33, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Interesting idea, but it's very blocky in places. J Milburn (talk) 19:22, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Comment - 'Parts per thousand', is that by mass or by moles? I would also like to see the Dead Sea on that scale. Ephemeronium (talk) 10:58, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 20:09, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

  • Comment very cool picture, but is Europe the only continent with seas?