Wikipedia:Featured portal candidates/Portal:Environment

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Portal:Environment[edit]

I have taken in the suggestions from the peer review and some suggested that the portal already meets the requirements to become a featured portal. So I will try nominate this portal as a featured portal. OhanaUnitedTalk page 09:05, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

  • Comment: As noted in the peer review, the intent of this portal appears to be more about promoting Environmentalism and Conservation, rather than showcasing the Wikipedia topic covered in the title article. It appears to me both the portal and the related project by the same name are mislabeled. With a rename, this portal would seem to be on target. As it stands now, it runs the risk of digressing into what would come off as POV pushing. RichardF 18:35, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
I think you misunderstood the scope. The scope of the WikiProject and the portal is to display the effects of humans on the natural environment. The first paragraph of the title article is just an introduction to "what is environment". The second paragraph is the main body of the title article. Also, as defined in Wikipedia:Portal, portals should "promote content and encourage contribution". OhanaUnitedTalk page 05:53, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
I expressed my interpretation of the peer review comments. I don't support promoting this portal as it stands, but I didn't oppose it either. I'm more than happy to let others draw their own conclusions. Hopefully, some editors not involved with the related projects will weigh in. RichardF 14:01, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
It would only POV pushing if it had POV articles. The articles are a good selection of topics that are not contentious. Note the the word "Environment" in this context is the anthropogenic effects of human activity. Alan Liefting 09:25, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Support good quality portal, well created and long overdue!--Alex 12:34, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Support. Certainly was well overdue. You piped me at the post on this one. I like the "Show new selections" button (and my waterfall photo!). Colours are almost a bit too dark but that is a minor niggle. Alan Liefting 09:25, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
Oppose. At present the portal has articles about environmental issues and science. Rather than having a large overlap with other science portals I feel we should narrow the focus down to anthropogenic effects on the natural environment as given in the list of environmental issues and sometimes studied by environmental science and social sciencees. Alan Liefting 11:29, 25 July 2007 (UTC)
Many selected articles, DYK, and selected quotes all surround the idea of human impacts on the environment. Of course, it's impossible to edit those mainspace articles (such as Acid rain, Desertification, Eutrophication) to contain only the effects caused by humans. If you think it still has a lot to de desired, I can edit the introduction section. OhanaUnitedTalk page 12:37, 25 July 2007 (UTC)
 Done I made some adjustments, adding a new article in the portal and updated news section. OhanaUnitedTalk page 14:21, 14 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Support I don't see any problems with this portal vis-á-vis the criteria. Good work.--cj | talk 15:14, 22 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Support This looks like a top notch portal to me: was and is well designed. Richiar 16:52, 10 September 2007 (UTC)