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Thomas Playford IV

Sir Thomas Playford served as Premier of South Australia from November 5, 1938 to March 10, 1965, which at 26 years and 125 days, remains a British Commonwealth record for the longest time someone has served as a democratically elected national or regional leader.

This is my sixth attempt at a featured article, and if successful, it will be my fifth gained. Any comments, on any aspect of the article, will be attended to promptly. Thank you, michael talk 13:43, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Please see automated peer review suggestions here. Thanks, APR t 21:04, 10 January 2007 (UTC)
This has certainly developed a long way from my first draft of the article and I can find little to fault it. As I mentioned earlier, I think some people may complain about the red links, particularly the constituencies. Other than that, I think his life and times are well covered but perhaps we could cover his political and social philosophy in greater detail. Finally; this isn't criticism but I've always wondered about the claim of holding the "British Commonwealth record for the longest time someone has served as a democratically elected national or regional leader". I have yet to find anyone outside the Commonwealth who served longer. It would be great if we could find whoever the person or people may be who apparently served longer than 26 years as national or regional leader (of course this is not to the detriment of the article). --Roisterer 01:52, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
Are you saying that... it concentrates too much on what he did, as opposed to who he was? This is one area that I think I'm going to need to work on. michael talk 05:46, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
I wouldn't say it concentrates too much on what he did. Rather, that here was someone who always seemed prepared to go against his party's tenets to get what he wanted (such as nationalising industries and so forth). It is covered to an extent within the article but if we can come up with something to put his actions into a context, that will advanttage the article. --Roisterer 03:54, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
I've added two extra paragraphs. Tell me what you think. michael talk 04:28, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
Yes, i think they help greatly. --Roisterer 06:09, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

A table containing the election results he participated in, including votes by number, percentage, and seats won would be very good and a way of indicating how the Playmander helped him. An excellent resource I came across is http://elections.uwa.edu.au/ which contains all state and federal election results since 1890. Looking at his elections myself, it's astonishing how many seats the parties won considering the percentage of votes received... *major* rural overweighting. Timeshift 20:36, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Table added. Timeshift 17:56, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

The Four Stages of Cruelty

I started this a couple of weeks ago to fill a redlink and it's come on quite well, so I may put it up for FAC soon. Some fairly disgusting and cruel acts are depicted in the engravings, but if you stomach them it is an interesting bit of history. There's probably some wayward punctuation or dangling phrases that I can no longer see, so any fixes for those, as well as comments on the content, will be appreciated. Yomanganitalk 16:00, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Trebor

  • Nevertheless, the pictures still carry... - it's not really a contradiction with the sentence before, so I'm not sure "nevertheless" is the right word.
  • Second paragraph of the lead perhaps could be rephrased; at the moment, the second sentence overlaps a lot with the first.
The second paragraph should really be the first paragraph. I found out what the article was about after reading the second paragraph, and then went back to read the first paragraph to discover how this series of works fits in with the rest of Hogarth's works. I still find myself asking what was the intention (other than 'intended as a form of moral instruction') of Hogarth. Perhaps elaborate on why he was interested in moral instruction. The lead needs to be improved overall. See WP:LEAD-BiancaOfHell 09:40, 27 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Should "mass produced" have a hyphen? I'm never quite certain with these.
  • perhaps the dog's owner - if I can be picky and ask for a reference (I couldn't find anything saying this in ref 5, although I may have missed it).
  • perhaps an allusion to a nationalistic enmity - again, a citation would be good.
  • Unable to resist a poke at the law... - perhaps could be more encyclopaedically phrased. And does the reference later on cover this?
  • First paragraph of "The reward of cruelty" subsection could perhaps be split as it's pretty long.
  • Ref 17 looks odd and I can't work out how to fix it.

Not that much else I can find; it was a very enjoyable and informative read. For two weeks' work this is brilliant. Trebor 16:56, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Thanks for another good review. I think "nevertheless" is right here: you might expect that the pictures would be very broad swipes at the subject from the lack of finesse in the engraving and the harshness of the message, and yet they aren't. I also liked "...a poke at the law", but I'll see if I can rephrase it without losing the sentiment. With regard to the citations - they are both in the references somewhere...now I just have to find them again (serves me right for not flagging them at the time, but when I started I didn't realise the article had so much to cover). Yomanganitalk 17:24, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
  • That's fine, don't feel any need to take my suggestions; you are much better-versed on these matters than me. Trebor 18:05, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Opabinia

Not a subject I know much about, really, but since I was here I thought I'd have a look. It's a fascinating article, and excellent for only a couple of weeks' work.

  • Few nitpicky prose issues (that really only stand out because the article is very well written):
    • The second sentence of the lead tries to crunch too much into one sentence and ends up leaving some things out; ideally the titles as well as the themes of all four prints would be included. Also, an appositive description for Surgeon's Hall would be helpful.
    • "In a similar vein to other prints..." is awkward, especially as the first sentence of the first section; maybe just "Like other prints..."
    • "even offering his tart to them in an attempt to appease them..." - try as I might, in the context of putting arrows in dogs' rectums, I can't read this without imputing some other meaning to the word "tart". It's not clear why this is an "even"; is there some significance to offering food?
    • "another cat tied to a bladder" - wikilinking "bladder" may be unnecessary, but an explanation of why they'd tie one to the cat might be useful. (Are we supposed to assume it's filled with gas?)
    • In the "Reception" section, "Sewell" is introduced without context; is his name relevant? If so, can his full name be given and linked?
    • Second paragraph of the reception section has an abrupt transition from crediting Hogarth with turning public opinion against cockfighting to Charles Lamb's assessment (which could use fleshing out; was his objection due to the subject matter, the target audience, the style...?)
  • The indentation offset in the quote boxes isn't working for me when there's an image on the left; it appears at the same indentation level as the main text. Is this my browser's fault, the template's, or some formatting oddity in the article?
  • Is there any context provided for "Tom Nero" - is it just a generic name for the person, or does he have a "background story"? Why that name in particular? Opabinia regalis 06:11, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
    • Thanks for the review. I think I've addressed most of the points now, although for some there is no more information (other than original research). The boy's tart is probably his lunch so presumably he'd be reluctant to part with it (although if he is George III, I expect he has access to a few tarts), and I'd assume the bladder tied to the cat is intended to keep it afloat, but there is no reference that states either of these opinions outright. We don't know anything about Sewell other than his profession, but I've tried to reword it to emphasise that he isn't an important figure in this context. Yomanganitalk 00:55, 29 January 2007 (UTC)
      • Looks good! One question I just thought of: the lead says his body is 'stolen' from the gallows, but the later text implies that this is a fairly common occurrence that even became supported by law. Is 'stealing' the right term? Opabinia regalis 04:03, 29 January 2007 (UTC)
        • Technically it was still stealing at the time, but I've toned it down. Yomanganitalk 10:02, 29 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Please see automated peer review suggestions here. Thanks, APR t 15:48, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan

I would like to move this article a step closer to FA status. It received encouraging feedback when it went through a WikiProject Biography peer review which is now archived. I am hoping that the general peer review process will generate additional interest and feedback from a broader audience. I would also like to see the article's rating upgraded. Cimm[talk] 00:05, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

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You may wish to browse through User:AndyZ/Suggestions for further ideas. Thanks, SenatorsTalk | Contribs 00:33, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Gzkn's review

I copy-edited some stuff as I went along. As requested, here are my comments:

  • He was noted for reorienting the agency's focus beyond Europe and preparing it for the explosion of complex refugee issues that followed during the next decades. "During the next decades" is unclear, as we're giving no information beforehand when he was appointed United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
    Done. I removed "during the next decades" per your suggestion. Cimm[talk] 01:27, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  • After three years of post-graduate research at the Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Prince Sadruddin followed a family tradition in international service established by his father who had served two terms as President of the League of Nations This sentence is somewhat awkward. I tried to correct it while copy-editing, but gave up. Perhaps you can recast it somehow?
    I wrestled with previous incarnations of this sentence, and simplified it to what it is. I looked at it again, changed in to of international service and added a comma. I do not find the sentence awkward, but maybe I've grown too familiar with it. Cimm[talk] 01:27, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  • He recalled that the Aga Khan... "recalled that his father" might be better there.
    Done. Cimm[talk] 01:27, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  • ...with the aim of bringing original creative work to the fore. That's a pretty generic goal...some more specificity would be helpful to those unfamiliar with the Paris Review.
    It is what it is - I couldn't find much else in the source material about his involvement. Personally, I think anything more specific about the magazine belongs in the Paris Review article. Cimm[talk] 01:27, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  • In 1958, Prince Sadruddin joined UNESCO, and... repetitive from previous paragraph. Instead, try "After joining UNESCO, he became...in 1961."
    Done. Good suggestion. Cimm[talk] 01:27, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  • This initiative brought together archaeologists from Eastern Europe and the West at the height of the Cold War to save the treasures of ancient Egypt which were threatened by the construction of the Aswan Dam, including Abu Simbel, the temples of Philae and Kalabsha and the Christian churches of Nubia. Kind of long and winding. Consider breaking it up into two.
    Done. Another great suggestion. Cimm[talk] 01:27, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Initially, Bellerive worked with UNICEF and the United Nations Children's Fund... Kind of ambiguous...when did he start working with UNICEF?
    He didn't work with Unicef directly; only through the Bellerive foundation. I don't see the ambiguity here... Cimm[talk] 01:27, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Well done! Gzkn 01:37, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
Gzkn - Thank you for your copyediting and your comments! I will consider all of your suggestions and make appropriate updates. I appreciate your time and thoughts. Cimm[talk] 23:30, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Yomangani's review

I mostly find I'd be repeating Gzkn's comments, but additionally:

  • When he was a child, his paternal grandmother used to recite to him the great epic poems of Persian history. needs a reference.
    Done. Cimm[talk] 23:43, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Some items could be linked even though they will be redlinks (Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies for example). There will be people at FAC who think redlinks are evil, but they aren't, and you could always fill them before you put it forward as an FA.
    Hmm... I'll think about it. Cimm[talk] 23:43, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Every year the Review awards the Aga Khan Prize for Fiction for the best short story that it published in the past year - would be nice to know if this is in his honour, or his father's or just sponsored by him.
    Good question - I'll see what I can find. Cimm[talk] 23:43, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
    Done. The prize was founded by his father. Good catch. I have noted it in the article. Cimm[talk] 23:44, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
  • ...for the emerging transformation in the landscape of internationally displaced persons - this sounds a bit like a marketing presentation.
    I agree - I've simplified the wording. Cimm[talk] 00:13, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  • When he was nominated again in 1991, the United States and Britain disagreed with his belief in a policy of boosting aid to Iraq. - so what did they do?
    Being the United States and Britain, I expect they simply needed to express their disaproval - indicating they would use their veto power if necessary. I'll see if I can find out specifically, but the bottom line is that without their backing Prince Sadruddin could not become SG. Cimm[talk] 23:43, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
  • During its years of operation, Alp Action successfully launched over 140 projects in seven countries. - has it stopped operation? If so, when and why?
    It operated under the Bellerive Foundation, which was folded into the Aga Khan Foundation following the Prince's death. I will look for details on whether the program still exists, but I doubt it. Cimm[talk] 23:43, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
    It does not appear to exist anymore. I have added a paragraph about Bellerive's merger into the Aga Khan Foundation, which should address your point. Cimm[talk] 00:13, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  • The "Family and marriage" section is a little stilted.
    Yes, I haven't been able to find a way to soften it up. Will keep trying. Cimm[talk] 23:43, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
  • And yes, well done! Yomanganitalk 02:30, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
Yomangani, I appreciate your feedback and editing! I'll review your comments shortly and incorporate your suggestions into the article. Thank you also for your kind encouragement! Cimm[talk] 23:32, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

SG review

Sorry for the delay - have been busy. Since some excellent copyeditors have already reviewed, I won't look at the prose - just structure - everything looks good, but can you expand the lead, per WP:LEAD? Maybe one more paragraph, if doable?

I will try to expand the lead as suggested. Cimm[talk] 23:39, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
Expanded the lead per your suggestion. I would welcome more comments. Cimm[talk] 02:05, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Something is weird here - the date of the press release is *after* the date at the top when it says it was last updated ??? Secrétariat de Son Altesse l'Aga Khan, Aiglemont (May 13, 2003). Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan. Press release. Retrieved on 2006-12-13.
    Yes. That site is a good source of information, but unfortunately, they are very casual about updating the last updated date. However, I have seen official paper copies of the press releases, so these are valid. Cimm[talk] 23:39, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Article authors left off here:
    • "Obituary: Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan (1933-2003)", Al-Ahram Weekly, May 22-28, 2003 (Issue No. 639). Retrieved on 2007-01-01.
      Done. Cimm[talk] 23:39, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
    • New York Times Review of The Paris Review Anthology", New York Times, March 4, 1990. Retrieved on 2006-12-13.
      Done. Cimm[talk] 23:39, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
    • "High Minded Action", The Sustainable Sport Sourceline, July, 2001. Retrieved on 2007-01-01.
      Done. Cimm[talk] 23:39, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
  • I didn't check more - check others refs for full bibliographic info.
    Thank you for pointing this out. I went through all the sources and added author / editor information where I could find it. Cimm[talk] 23:39, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
  • I found one piece of wayward punctuation, so give it one more eagle eye - looks good, but I didn't look at the prose.
Thanks Sandy - I appreciate your review and comments. Cimm[talk] 23:39, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

SandyGeorgia (Talk) 23:05, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

Review by Jeffpw

My apologies if some of my comments are redundant. I haven't read any other reviews, so as not to be influenced in my comments.

  • References are not required in the lead. You can reference that material in the body of the article. Additionally, perhaps you want to add the years he was High Commissioner to the lead para.
    I wasn't sure about this but decided to go with references because WP:LEAD states that the lead "should be carefully sourced as appropriate." But other articles don't seem to have references in their lead... I'm on the fence here. Cimm[talk] 20:38, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
    I got off the fence and decided you were right. I have dropped all refs from the lead. Cimm[talk] 20:52, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  • What was the name of the Think tank/foundation he founded? Perhaps I overlooked it later in the article, but the first mention gives no name for it.
    They were the Groupe de Bellerive / Bellerive Foundation. They are discussed in detail in the Environmental protection and advocacy section. Cimm[talk] 20:38, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Could do with more wikilinking. Some terms, like Philatelic, the average reader may not understand, particularly if English is not their first language. Also, some countries are linked, but not others. Canton of Geneva is linkable, too, as is Muhammad and Ruud Lubbers. Go through and link as much as possible.
    Thanks for pointing these out. I have wikified them, but will comb through the article to look for more. Cimm[talk] 20:38, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Iranian links to a disambiguation page. Please change that to where you actually want to link to.
    Done. Cimm[talk] 20:38, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Images: See if you can add more images to the article. I realize that's a toughie, but as the article now stands, it is only text, after the initial image in the infobox. That will become an issue if you nominate it for FA.
    I spent a lot of time looking for the one image that I got, and then even more time trying to ensure that it is legal in Wikipedia. Unless someone who owns the rights to a good photo uploads and releases it for use, I think this is the best that I will get. Other photos do exist, but even if I find a good quality one, how would I be able to justify its use? Any tips here would be appreciated. Cimm[talk] 20:38, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Prince Sadruddin was nominated and passed over twice--passed over is an idiomatic phrase; may I suggest unsuccessfully nominated?
    I considered that phrase as well, but in fact he was nominated successfully, and in fact he actually won the vote the first time. However, he was vetoed from the position. Although it is idiomatic, I think this phrase remains the best fit here. Cimm[talk] 20:38, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  • You may wish to expand on the family and marriage section. I would also consider moving it up nearer the top. It jarred me a bit that we "went back in time" when you began to discuss the marriage. I prefer a linear approach (that's just me).
    The organization of sections in this article is a bit jarring. Another reviewer has made suggestions about this which I am considering implementing. Cimm[talk] 20:38, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  • While I don't see this as an issue, some others might: You have some French names in the titles of U.N. functions. Could they be translated to English? I mention this because I have come across objections to use of foreign terms on English Wikipedia in the recent past. As I said, I don't see it as a problem, myself.
    The French terms used in this case are the official names of those positions and are commonly used in their French appelations even in an English context. An English translation would bear no connection to the actual position in anybody's mind. The use of French terms is common in the domain of international diplomacy, and draws from the long and historic traditions of France and Switzerland. Cimm[talk] 20:38, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Your referencing is excellent. I don't think you'll find criticism about the number of refs, and you have formatted them beautifully.
    Thank you. Yannismarou has taught me well! Cimm[talk] 20:38, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Overall, I think this is an excellent article. Are you going to do the same for his brother and father? I checked their articles out, and they could use the same attention you gave this one. And one last suggestion: before you submit this for FA (this should be at least considered for FA status), ask SandyGeorgia to have a look at it. She is a very critical FA reviewer who invariably offers helpful suggestions. She also has an eye for detail that I envy. For my money, she is one of the best reviewers on Wikipedia. Jeffpw 10:04, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Thank you Jeff. Sandy was kind enough to review this article and provide her comments a few days ago. I really appreciate all of the feedback that I have received and I can already see improvements in this article since the start of the review process. I appreciate your encouragement - if I can raise this article to FA status, then I will give serious consideration to working on similar articles about other members of Prince Sadruddin's family. Cimm[talk] 20:38, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Anas's review

Nice job researching this article. Here are my two cents:

  • Shouldn't the article's name not include titles? The article names of all Saudi princes do not include their titles, like Prince Al-Waleed. Please see this. If you will move the page, you will have to preserve the history. That might take some work.
    The name of this article and how best to refer to the subject were debated earlier in the editing process and in a prior review. The sources widely refer to him as Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan or simply Prince Sadruddin. Since he was widely recognized by this moniker, I think it is the best name for the article. Also, it is increasingly common for Wikipedia biographical articles to incorporate the titles of their subject. Cimm[talk] 21:38, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  • The Arabic or, more precisely, the Persian script should be added. I added it along with the Persian transliteration per WP:AMOS.
    Thank you very much - I was hoping that someone might do this! Cimm[talk] 21:38, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  • In the infobox, in the spouses field, you don't need to number them.
    Another editor did this, and while I initially did not like it, I now think the numbering is a good way to indicate the order of marriages. Cimm[talk] 21:38, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
    Personally , I find it a bit tacky. Oh, I forgot one thing, you should add the years he was married to each wife (1957 – 1962 for the first). In my opinion, separating them with a break and adding the years should make the numbers seem useless. ← ANAS Talk? 12:02, 20 January 2007 (UTC)
    Done. The years were a great solution Cimm[talk] 15:10, 20 January 2007 (UTC)
  • You can add the corresponding flags in the place and date of birth. For example {{Flagicon|US}} produces United States
    I have seen that elsewhere, and personally I find it a bit tacky. So I would prefer not to unless there is a compelling push for the little flags. Cimm[talk] 21:38, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  • There are some notable people that need wikilinking. If they have no articles, just create stubs for them.
    I have just wikified some of the people that I had previously missed. I can't find any other notables who were missed; if you still notice some, please do point them out. Cimm[talk] 21:38, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "he was the only child of His Highness Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III" - Is the "His Highness" necessary? It doesn't sound encyclopedic to me.
    You are right, I have dropped His Highness. Cimm[talk] 21:38, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Let me suggest another section layout for the article. The current one isn't really good. In the first part of this article, after the lead, talk about his life, his biography. So start a 'Biography section, then.. this will make it simpler:
    • Biography
      Childhood and education
      UNESCO (Merge the information in the "Career" intro paragraph into their suitable sections)
      UN High Commissioner for Refugees
      United Nations diplomatic career
      Environmental protection and advocacy
      Death and remembrance (Art collection interrupts the biography. Remembrance is misspelled in the article, BTW)
    • Personal life (more suitable)
      Art collection
      Family and marriages
    • Awards and decorations
    • References
    • External links
    This is a great idea! I am going to reorganize the article per your suggestion a little later on. Cimm[talk] 21:38, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
    I have just spent several hours implementing the reorganization. It started with your plan but I tried several variations, and also incorporated some additional information into the art collection section. Per your next suggestion, I fropped Family from Family and marriages, and reworked the info to provide more context. Cimm[talk] 05:24, 20 January 2007 (UTC)
    I don't know if you have completed implementing the suggestion or not, but I'd like to point out two things. I think that Biography is a better and more accurate title for the section. Early Life and Career (only first word is capitalized BTW) seems sort of inaccurate to me. Also, I believe the Death section should precede the less important sections on his awards and personal life. It is also a core part of his biography and is interrupted by the awards and the personal life section. ← ANAS Talk? 12:02, 20 January 2007 (UTC)
    Okay, so I re-read the article and decided to reorganize as you suggested. I went with Life and career though; I think Biography feels too general - the whole article is a biography. Also fixed the caps Cimm[talk] 15:21, 20 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "The Family and marriages" section has something wrong in it. Perhaps the part on his family is a little unnecessary? You can, perhaps, mention that his father's family traces back to the Prophet Muhammad..., in the Childhood section, delete the remaining and change this into a "Marriages" section.
    It is clear that his family is an important part of who he was and what he achieved during his lifetime. His lineage, as well as the positions and roles held by his father, his half-brother, and his nephew in paricular, are all very relevant, and would have been even more significant during the decades of his youth. They were all notable individuals who had (or continue to have) important roles on the international stage. I wish their articles were better written and researched to reflect this. I am still looking for good material to beef up the family section. Cimm[talk] 21:38, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
    I moved the family info into Personal life and added some colour and context. Hopefully the new section reflects some measure of why his family was important in his life. Cimm[talk] 05:24, 20 January 2007 (UTC)
    I like what you've done there. ← ANAS Talk? 12:02, 20 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Images. It would be great if you can find just one or two more images. Though I think it would be almost impossible to find free images. The one you're using in the infobox isn't free and that can be a major problem when nominating it for FA.
    Images have been quite the headache. There aren't too many good ones out there, and then finding a way to meet the licensing requirements is very difficult. Unless someone donates a good photo over which they have rights into the public domain, I'm afraid that we may not have much flexibility here. I'm looking into the possibility of including images of his art collection and home... if I can figure out a valid licensing argument. Cimm[talk] 21:38, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Sorry for the not-so-extensive review. Four of the best reviewers have already reviewed this article, so that, and me having my midterms will be my excuse. Drop a message when and if you need anything. Good luck! ← ANAS Talk? 12:59, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Thank you Anas, for spending the time to read and review this article. Your comments were very useful, in particular your suggestion about how to reorganize the article. I am going to work on that next! Cimm[talk] 21:38, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Carabinieri

  • First sentence of the article should say what he was notable for not who his parents were. Switching the contents of the first and second paragraphs might be the best idea.
    This is a great idea and I having now implemented it, I think the lead reads much better! Cimm[talk] 20:56, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "His career as an international diplomat included a 12 year term as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees" should probably mention when that term was
    Done. Cimm[talk] 20:56, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  • The article seems kind of dry in some parts. If you could add information on what motivated Sadruddin and his opinions on the topics related to his work, that might make it more lively.
    I will consider this and look through the source material to see what I can find that would further embelish this article. Cimm[talk] 20:56, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Other than that, it looks good though.--Carabinieri 16:13, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your feedback Carabinieri, particularly the point about reorganizing the lead. It has made a huge difference to the article! Cimm[talk] 20:56, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Trebor

A lot's been said above, but I'll add my thoughts.

  • The lead's second and third paragraphs don't need to be separated - they are commenting on the same sort of thing and this prevents the paragraphs being stubby.
    Agreed and done. Cimm[talk] 23:15, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
  • There's no need to describe his parents as "late".
    Done. Cimm[talk] 23:15, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
  • This is a personal opinion, feel free to disagree, but I think the lead devotes too many sentences on his personal life and growing up. For instance, his growing up in France and Switzerland and going to Harvard gets only three sentences in the main text, yet a whole sentence in the lead. Perhaps a greater expansion on his notable deeds would be better.
    I have shortened the lead per your suggestion. Cimm[talk] 23:15, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Together, he and his father traveled widely - I think that they travelled "together" is implied, so it's a bit redundant.
    I agree, and have re-worded it. Cimm[talk] 23:15, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
  • For the next twelve years, he directed the UN - a bit snaky with parenthetical commas within list-based ones. I'm not certain of the best way to tidy it up.
    Good call. I dropped a couple of the extra commas - I think that took care of it. Cimm[talk] 23:15, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
  • been variously: - I'm not certain a colon should be used that way, it could carry straight on. Also, the "variously" seems a bit redundant.
    Given the long list of position titles that follows, I think the colon helps. I also considered dropping the variously but decided to keep it in the end. Cimm[talk] 23:15, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
  • During his lifetime Prince Sadruddin assembled - "during his lifetime" is redundant, when else would he have done it?
    The during his lifetime indicates that he collected throughout most of the span of his life, as opposed to only collecting for a short phase of his life. I prefer to keep it. Cimm[talk] 23:15, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
You could try "throughout his lifetime"? (But I'm not too bothered; leave it if you want.) Trebor 23:21, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

None of these are major complaints, and some are purely a matter of personal preference. A very good article in general. Trebor 16:53, 20 January 2007 (UTC)

I really appreciate your feedback Trebor; I will review your comments soon and make appropriate adjustments. Cimm[talk] 02:42, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
Trebor, your comments were very useful. I'm glad I decided to wait a few days before acting on them - it allowed me to re-read the article with fresh eyes. Cimm[talk] 23:15, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
No problem, hope they helped. Trebor 23:21, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

Peter Jennings

Been working on this one for a while. I'm almost done with the complete rewrite (still need to flesh out the run-up to the Iraq War/2004 election coverage). I hope to submit this to WP:FAC sometime in the near future. What needs to be done before then? Many thanks in advance for your reviews! Gzkn 08:53, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

I've cross listed this at Wikipedia:WikiProject Biography/Peer review. For those reviewers, would you mind giving a reassessment of the article? Does it meet A-class? Many thanks. Gzkn 09:12, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

M3tal H3ad

  • Could you add an infobox? Template:Infobox Biography
  • It's about a person so could use Wikipedia:Persondata
  • I think some image captions are too long and not concise
  • I have to pay to see the full text in citation 1 (not sure if it's allowed)

Generally well-referenced and written, goodluck with the FAC. M3tal H3ad 09:36, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Thanks for your comments! I actually took the infobox out because it was rather ugly and redundant...I don't really think that particular template adds anything of value to articles. ::shrugs:: I'll add the Persondata and trim some of the captions. Linking to paid full texts is certainly allowed...it doesn't mean the citation is without merit. In any case, linking to an online version of articles is just a convenience to readers. If I had used the print editions of all these articles without any links, they would still satisfy WP:V. Thanks again! Gzkn 13:49, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Yannismarou

It is A-Class, but typically I cannot rate it as such, because it has not gone at least through GAC; but probably it will be soon FA, so why do you care about A-Class?! This is my review:

  • "Peter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings, CM". Is CM an honorary title in Canada, constituting part of his name such as "Sir" in England?
  • Your link to bureau links to a disamb. Is that really what you want? Appomattox is also a dis.
  • When I clicked on the link of reference 14, I got the right site probable, but telling me that the "page I requested could not be found". The same with note 45. What is going on there? Is it per pay maybe?
  • I see all your sources are online magazine or newspaper articles. This is probably OK for FAC, but I would prefer also the use of some books (you have some of them as "further reading"). You know what is the (slight and probably not so important to succeed in FAC) difference: Books often have a writer whos signs; some newspaper or magazine articles (like the one in note 16) don't.
  • "His insistence on covering the major international stories himself irked some of his fellow ABC foreign correspondents". Do we know who were they?
  • "Jennings' on-air success continued in 1990, and World News Tonight consistently led the ratings race. In January, he anchored the first installment of Peter Jennings Reporting – hour-long, prime-time ABC News specials dedicated to exploring a single topic. His inaugural program on gun violence in America drew praise.[28] His second installment of Peter Jennings Reporting in April, "From the Killing Fields", focused on US policy towards Cambodia." I have the impression the prose is getting a bit choppy here.
  • "this time for hosting a forum for Middle East experts that included his old girlfriend, Hanan Ashrawi". Is it "girlfriend" here the right word? Maybe "old companion" is more official-encyclopedic? Anyway, I'm not sure since I am not a native English speaker.
  • I don't know if the fact that 5 of the 6 photos are fair-use tagged could cause any problems in FAC.

I tried to find other flaws (although not even most of the above remarks have to do with flaws!) reading the article line by line, but I just couldn't!--Yannismarou 17:05, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

  • I think it's equivalent to Sir, but I'm not Canadian, so I'll ask one to find out!
  • I'll fix the disambig links...looks like I'll have to start an article on news bureau!
  • Haha, that's because I gave the wrong link to LexisNexis for almost all of those articles...I typed "universal" instead of "universe". >:-( Thanks for catching that! However, I'm wondering if I even need to give out the link...it's not as if most readers have LexisNexis subscriptions anyway...hmmm...I'll think about this one.
  • Yeah, unfortunately I didn't have access to any of the books while writing the article since I'm overseas at the moment. :-( However, I don't think any of them feature anything major that wouldn't be covered by newspapers/magazines (I've read a few of them in the past). None of them are actually biographies on Jennings (and as far as I know, one doesn't exist). However, I really wish I had access to those books!
  • Unfortunately, nope (and I doubt they'd go on the record now! :-)
  • Yeah, parts of the prose kind of resort to the dreaded "in this year, he did this...in that year, he did that..." A product of uninspired writing :-/ I still need to do some more revising. I'm planning on trying to get some of my friends in the league of copy-editors to look over the article, too.
  • Me neither. I'll ask a fair use expert to comment on them. I've been trying to find free photos on the web, but all of those I've contacted haven't responded. :-(
  • Thanks for your insightful comments! Gzkn 00:49, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Automated

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Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra railway line, Sydney

Hi all - I've done a fair bit of work on this article, and I think it could become a featured article in the near future, or at least a good article if it isn't good enough for that. I don't know where to go with this article right now, so I'm keen for some feedback and suggestions on how this could be upgraded to an FA status-article. Thanks. JROBBO 02:36, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

Is there a reason it's not at Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line or Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra Line? There's nothing else with the name, so the disambiguation is unnecessary.--NE2 03:00, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
The name stems from a decision made by members of WikiProjects in Australia to have a consistent format for the name of every railway station in Australia with an article. Australia doesn't have any metros by which the stations could be named, so every station in a capital city is listed as "X railway station, City", and outside of a capital city is "X railway station, State". You make a good point though on the simple name of the line, so I'll add a couple of redirects. JROBBO 04:21, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
This is however a line, known as the "Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line" according to the article, not the "Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra railway line". If the common name is "Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line", the article should be titled that; see Wikipedia:Naming conventions (common names). (Also note that Wikipedia:WikiProject Trains/Manual of style says to use "and" rather than an ampersand, though that's for companies.) --NE2 04:29, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
The line doesn't really have an official or most well-known name. Most people would refer to it as the "Illawarra Line", but that's not entirely accurate. I've changed it to the "Illawarra & Eastern Suburbs railway line" to reflect its title. Re the ampersand— that is how all the official documents refer to it— should I leave it as that or move the page to the non-ampersand version? JROBBO 05:53, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
I'm not sure - I'd say keep it with the ampersand. By the way, I apologize if it seems like I'm picking on you for a minor issue... I'll give the article a run-through later and give some more substantial comments. --NE2 07:07, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
I am very surprised that an article of such quality could be written about something as obsecure as a railway line. Going over it, it seems fine: the prose flows, it is detailed and well-referenced, and there are ample images. I look forward to giving you a support when it goes to FAC. Sorry for not being able to find any noticeable qualms! michael talk 04:48, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
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The following suggestions were generated by a semi-automatic javascript program, and might not be applicable for the article in question.

I've fixed up what I can find that was wrong with this so far, apart from perhaps the length. The references and links sections, I think look a lot better. JROBBO 03:09, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
This is a good article and probably should be put up for GA or FA immediately. I don't think subheadings should come immediately after headings and after "history" both "mainline contruction" and "Initial proposal" could both be deleted.Grahamec 05:16, 14 January 2007 (UTC)
Thanks Grahamec. JROBBO 05:02, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

Here's my reply to GI:

I've taken aboard most of your suggestions. The ones I haven't I'll address here. I thought overall the comments were fair and not harsh.

  1. References and dates - I've taken what I did straight from the Wikipedia policies and style manuals on references and dates. According to that, you only need a reference if something is likely to be challenged, or is a direct quote from somewhere. Accordingly, I've only used references for that purpose, although I have still used quite a lot of them and have generally been inclined to put one in even where I thought it wasn't exactly needed. Secondly, I've placed the citations where they refer to something explicitly, which may include in the middle of a sentence, which according to the guidelines is fine - having said that, though, I've generally fixed most of the ones you took issue with. Thirdly, the guidelines say years in isolation are ok where significant for the purposes of the article. I think openings and closings of parts of the line are significant for the purposes of this article, so I've generally left them in. I took all months and days out which are not acceptable.
  2. The Railpage and Geocities pages- I wanted to use some different sources, and these generally are reliable sources, even if the timetables are copyrighted. Wikipedia doesn't control the content of external sources, so whether they are copyrighted or not is beside the point - what matters is how reliable the source is. In the case of the geocities page, the source is the actual timetable that existed in 1991; I can't find a reference for the actual original ones kept in the State Library (they obviously don't have it there), so I'm inclined to leave the timetable where it is as it's the only source of one I can find. The Railpage page is not part of the discussion forums, which would be a dodgy source, but is a hosted site with a table sourced from a heritage rail operator on electric trains in Sydney, which IS a reliable source on the electrification of the system. I've updated the references to reflect that they are sources taken from elsewhere and not made up by the web operators, so that should satisfy your questions about the sources.
  3. Stations - I've said before that the status of stations and the stopping patterns of trains are an important part of the operational aspect of a line. The table is not overly long, unlike the old Sydney Buses tables we used to have, which took up an excessive amount of room on the page, and I don't understand how it "could be annoying to some readers" - how? I think it's fine that we leave it as is - there really isn't any valid reason why it should be put into a hideable table.
  4. Dive Tunnel - is a generic term, but doesn't have a Wikipedia entry.

I think I've covered everything else. Thanks for the suggestions. JROBBO 03:27, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

In case you aren't watching that page:

Response - with some clarification of original points:
  1. Having read a bit more - I now understand that generally references should go at the end which does allow for mid-sentence refs... and I think we have artistic differences about which year references are significant, but you've addressed it.
  2. Thanks. IMO - the timetable source, should quote the timetable publication as the source document, and the website as the value of the place parameter. That makes it obvious that the source document is quite reliable - even if (generally) private web hosts aren't (this is a reliable document held in an unreliable location). For reliability purposes - are the same documents available off an internet archive site? - I will look at this one for you, would you consider changing the reference to an archive site instead of geocities?
  3. Artistic differences only. To me - a table that scrolls for more than one screen is a good candidate for hiding.
  4. Fair enough - I'm not a train / engineering guru, hence my question - it looked generic but I've never heard it before.
Honestly glad to hear I didn't come across over critical - I have rubbed ppl the wrong way on public transport topics in the past... Anyway the goal is to have it reach FA. It will be exposed to criticism on the way there...
In summary - mainly artistic / stylistic differences of opinion. It is the best Sydney public transport article I've seen. Garrie 10:18, 21 January 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback - To answer #2, I don't think the docs are available off an internet archive site; it's a 1991 timetable, which is almost pre-Internet - the CityRail website started in 1994, if I remember correctly from previous research on timetabling. The electrification info is also available in the State Rail Book though - I just felt that I could use some different sources - so I could add that to strengthen the source information. In regards to #1, if you find a year that you don't think adds to the article, by all means remove it. JROBBO 10:32, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

Christmas

(The previous peer review discussion has been archived.)

This is a former Featured Article that has undergone extensive renovation in the past few weeks to add references, achieve balance between the Christian and secular aspects of the holiday, and in general move it back to something that could be an FA again. Additional input on what else needs to be improved would be greatly appreciated. - Eron Talk 16:59, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

See Also is a no-no. Wiki-newbie 17:03, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

I'm not sure what you mean. Many articles have see also sections and the Manual of Style refers to them. Is there a problem with the content of this one, or how it is formatted? Or am I missing something in the article? - Eron Talk 17:14, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
If I understand correctly, it is because the See also section has too many links. Remove all links there that have already been linked to in the article. AZ t 22:28, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for clarifying that; it makes sense. I'll make those changes (more-or-less) immediately. Doc Tropics 22:45, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
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Very helpful, thank you. - Eron Talk 23:26, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

Very timely article review.  :-) Here's a few comments that you can take or leave:

  • Specific things:
  1. The opening sentence needs to be rephrased. For now it reads Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual Christian and secular[1] holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus, which suggests that Christian or secular, all people celebrate the birth of Jesus.
  2. Footnotes should generally come after punctuation, a problem that I bet you can fix with the same reordering. I think this is applicable to footnotes 1, 2, 3 (further down) and 31.
  3. My first thought was "whoa, there are a lot of links". This could be cut down by removing a few things are linked more than once in the article, e.g. Western Culture and Nativity of Jesus are wikilinked twice.
  4. Also, links to "birth", "volunteer", etc. probably don't have much value to the reader and just break up the text.
  5. Finally, many of the links that begin with "Christmas" can be written with just the latter word, disambiguated to the Christmas variety. E.g. Another tradition is for people to send cards to their friends and family members.
  6. "Etymology" section has three paragraphs and only five sentences. Could these be combined with a clever topic sentence? There are a few other times in the article where a sentence is also its own paragraph. This makes the information look more like a list of facts than good prose, and it also makes it harder to read. Try to incorporate these unless you want to call particular emphasis on a single factoid (and I would not do this frequently).
  7. In "Origin of the Christian holiday" there's an entire paragraph on March 25 and Jesus' death. I wasn't sure exactly how this was related to Christmas.
  8. The article could be more consistent on its use of AD. The Origin section begins using AD with the year, it just kinda trails off, but then AD shows up again in the next section. Perhaps you can keep using AD throughout that section and then drop it once you're well away from the boundary?
  9. (Although many stories about the truce include a soccer game between the trench lines (often reported as a 3-2 victory for the Germans) there is no evidence that this event actually occurred.) - ouch, parentheses within parentheses. At least one set should be removed.
  10. What does "Modern times" mean? Being more specific (e.g. Post WWII, 1900s and beyond, etc.) would be great. "Modern times" is also used in the text.
  • General thing:
  1. The article mentions a few controversies over Christmas, but only gives us a link in the See Also section. You may want to incorporate a "Controversy" section with a "Main article:" link. I think the arguments over capitalism, secularism, and Christianity are interesting and even necessary for the reader to have a complete understanding of "how does Christmas stand today".

Good luck with the article, I hope some of these help!--Will.i.am 23:53, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

Oh boy. More work. Thanks a lot. (But seriously, thanks. This is just the kind of input we've been needing.) - Eron Talk 00:33, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the many useful suggestions! We really appreciate the time and effort you put into your response. Doc Tropics 02:38, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

you shoyld put something about santa clause in it —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 70.146.153.170 (talkcontribs) 22:29, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, but there is a full section on Santa Claus. Is there information you think is missing? - Eron Talk 02:53, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

Why info about Russia and Jehovah's Witnesses, Puritans, etc. are written in the same paragraph? These are not Russian religions, we are Orthodox Christians! And, actually, Christmas was not banned in U.S.S.R! We have Russian or Orthodox Christmas, and it is celebrated in December 7, Christmas Eve is December 6. Change it, please!

Considering that they have articles of their own, "Pre-Christian winter festivals" occupy a fair amount of the article -- and early, too, so that the reader has to page through a substantial amount to get to the information about Christmas. They should be pared down. Goldfritha 20:11, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Vivah

Hello, everyone, could someone have a look at this article. I hope it's referenced well enough (tried only to take newpapers as references). Since I'm one of the few editors to work on this article, please could someone review for:

  • POV
  • Gossip
  • Stuff that simply doesn't belong into the article,

and maybe, someone could rate it and give me ideas how to improve the article further. (I took the featured Star-Wars-articles as role models.) Thanks a ton and best regards, Plumcouch Talk2Me 22:05, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

  • Perhaps you should use the Template:Cite web (or see Category:Citation templates for other applicable templates) template instead of the current scheme employed. And citations go after the punctuation, and a space follows the citation (e.g., Statement.1 Next statement.) Pepsidrinka 00:22, 30 December 2006 (UTC)
I picked one of the many possibilities to reference/footnote an article and used it on the article. Have a look? --Plumcouch Talk2Me 22:08, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Mandela: The Authorised Biography

I am trying to expand this article, mainly focusing on the differences between this book and other accounts (books and otherwise) of Mandela's life and South Africa throughout this period. Any comments or suggestions are appreciated. BillMasen 17:11, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

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    • Bill, two comments. First, it simply isn't true that the ANC is or ever was mainly Xhosa. That is a false propaganda claim promoted by the IFP because of its failure to solve the dilemma that need for its own Zulu ethnic base preventing it from gaining the real national scope Buthelezi hoped for. The claim that the ANC was equally narrow ethnically was a stratagem to make the IFP's ethnic particularity seem less important.
    • The violence in the 1980s between Inkatha and ANC followers was among Zulu people in KwaZulu & Natal. When it spread for a period to the Rand in the early 1990s, the IFP specifically attacked mainly Xhosa areas to reinforce the claim that the IFP-ANC conflict was mainly an ethnic conflict. But the ANC following in the Johannesburg area was multi-ethnic -- an attack on heavily Sotho (e.g.) or on mixed areas would also have been attacking majority ANC supporters.
    • What is true is that Zulu people came to be underrepresented proportionally in the ANC after its definitive break with Buthelezi/Inkatha (ca. 1979). This was because in essence Buthelezi pulled out a lot of people who, like himself, had historically been aligned with the ANC (or their parents had).
    • But the ANC always retained a mass Zulu following -- part of the reason for the civil war in KwaZulu-Natal in the 1980s & 1990s was exactly that the ANC remained able to contest credibly for power there. IFP victories in KZN provincial elections early after the end of apartheid began solid, but became more tenuous. The ANC always got more than 40% of the vote.
    • As for the rest of the country, if the ANC were primarily a Xhosa party, one would expect to see other ethnic parties like the IFP that were mainly Sotho, Pedi, Venda, Swazi, Ndebele etc. But they never existed in any credible way, and the ANC won large majorities in all African ethnic groups except the Zulu. In fact the other substantial challenge to ANC hegemony among Africans, though not as substantial as that posed the IFP, came from among the Xhosa & others speaking Xhosa in the Eastern Cape -- the party whose name is escaping me led by General Bantu Holomisa; I think maybe Stella Sigcau too but I might be confused on that point (Xhosa-speaking but related to Mpondo royal family).
    • Mandela himself is not Xhosa ethnically, but Thembu (though he's a South African nationalist more than an ethnic politician of any stripe). The Thembu were an independent people before white conquest, sometimes rivals of the Xhosa. For reasons having to do with missionary history and white politics, when "southern Nguni" language was reduced to writing it ended up being named Xhosa, but several other non-Xhosa peoples were considered to speak that language (e.g. Thembu, Mpondo, Mpondomise, Bhaca even though their dialect is quite different in some ways, Xesibe, Mfengu despite origins as "northern Nguni" refugees). They got grouped together politically under the Cape government in "The Transkeian Territories". When the NP apartheid policy created the bantustans, both Ciskei and Transkei were labelled as "Xhosa homelands" but that was an alignment with the language label, not internal ethnicity. It is not an accident that the ANC-supporting Thembu king Sabata Dalindyebo opposed the Transkei bantustan characterized as a Xhosa homeland under Kaizer Matanzima both before and after its pseudo-independence -- there were many reasons, but one was that Thembu aren't Xhosa, they just speak a language that got named after the Xhosa.
    • Secondly, I think the "third force" story may not be consistent in time. It seems possible to me that de Klerk (and Botha before him) might have been content to turn a blind eye earlier on, but if so, I think things got away from him & it became a real problem for him. But in any case there were independent actors. Much of the "third force" would have been politically aligned not with de Klerk's NP but with the Conservative Party that split from the NP not over ending apartheid but over Botha's much smaller "reforms" in the early 1980s, or with groupings further right than them. Also there is clear evidence of elements of the IFP working with "third force" elements in the security forces -- whether they were always under Buthelezi's control is not clear. But in the negotiations, de Klerk wanted/needed the IFP stronger to weaken the ANC (and the IFP & NP political programs were pretty similar).
    • Oh, one more thing -- Winnie Mandela advocated or supported "necklacing" in at least one speech in the 1980s, but I have never heard even a claim that she practiced it personally. As far as I know she came closest to direct murderous violence in the episode in which her "football team" bodyguards/ goon squad killed "Stompie" Sepei (or Moeketsi), a teenaged boy involved in SAYCO I think -- there were accusations that she ordered the killing, which she denied. She was charged and convicted of kidnapping and assault in connection with the case.

Chris Lowe 21:11, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

  • Comment In response to the unhelpful rant by the above user, just make sure whatever info you add to the article, back it up with citations and make sure to conform to a neutral point of view. A book infobox would make the article more accessible. LuciferMorgan 03:42, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
    • Hardly an unhelpful rant. Zaian 11:53, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Thankyou for your recommendations. Unless otherwise stated, all information in the article comes from the book, although i agree this might be clearer. I'm trying to make the article flow well: there are only so many ways to say "allegedly".

I don't know how to make an infobox, if someone could start one off that would be very helpful. BillMasen 12:16, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Hey Bill

The second paragraph of the overview contains sentence saying” Mandela describes his education at a Thembu college called Clarkebury, and later at the strict Healdtown school, where students were rigorously put in routines.” This sentence seems choppy, I understand trying to be concise however I would consider breaking that one sentence in to two.

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan

This article has been significantly rewritten, and I would like it to be assessed and rated. I would also like to receive constructive comments on how it could be improved. Thanks - Cimm[talk] 20:14, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Can you find an image? Kaisershatner 14:49, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
There are images available, for example this AFP file photo from 1988. But I don't know whether it would qualify for uploading to wikipedia. Cimm[talk] 15:56, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
Done. Cimm[talk] 01:08, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
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Yannismarou

The article needs expansion and work. Most of the sections are still stubby. I rated it as B-Class, because despite its problems, the article is informative. These are the major problems IMO:

  • Already mentioned: there is no picture. I think you could find a fair-used one and add it the the infobox.
Done. Cimm[talk] 18:08, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
  • There are no inline citations. I think you should take a look at WP:CITE.
I have added some where appropriate. Cimm[talk] 18:08, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Don't wikilink more than once the some links, before then your text gets over-wikified.
I agree, thanks for pointing this out. Working on it. Cimm[talk] 18:08, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
  • I think you could add some more infos in "Childhood and Education". Especially the first par just repeats part of the lead.
I have expanded this section. Cimm[talk] 18:08, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
  • The two first sub-sections (I fixed the sub-headings) of "Career" are stubby. Merge or expand.
Done. Merged the first section into a Career summary and expended the sub-sections. Cimm[talk] 18:08, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
  • We wikilink full dates: May 2, 1986, not 1986 or May 1986.
Fixed. Cimm[talk] 23:58, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
  • There are obvious prose problems. Let's take this sentence: "In 1958, Prince Sadruddin joined UNESCO, becoming in 1961, Executive Secretary to its International Action Committee for the Preservation of Nubia, which brought together archaeologists from Eastern Europe and the West at the height of the Cold War to save the ancient treasures of Abu Simbel, the temples of Philae and Kalabsha and the Christian churches of Nubia." Don't you think that it is long and not well-written?
I agree. I have corrected this and other run-on sentences as well. Cimm[talk] 18:08, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
  • I have also another question. He was born in france, but what are his roots? From which country does his family come from?
Good question. It has now been answered in the expanded childhood and family sections. Cimm[talk] 18:08, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
  • I don't think that it is necessary to call him "Prince Saddrudin". We know from the lead he is a prince. "Saddrudin" alone would be fine.
I disagree with you on this one. Many of the source texts refer to him throughout as Prince Sadruddin. It appears that he was commonly referred to as "Prince" throughout his life, and I think it is appropriate that this article reflect that. Cimm[talk] 18:08, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "Born to Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan and the Princess Andrée Aga Khan". I think I read the same info 3 times. Be careful with these repetitions.
I agree that repetition of information should be avoided, but the information parentage is relevant to the context of the lead, childhood and family sections in which it appears. I have tried to word it differently to avoid the feeling of repetition. Cimm[talk] 18:08, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "Family and Marriages" apart from repetitive is also badly written. Stubby paragraphs, too short sentences and a problematic prose flow.
I have moved more information into this section. The marriage paragraphs could probably use some expansion (if I can find more information). Cimm[talk] 18:08, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "Awards and Decorations" is also stubby. Offer some more information or get rid of this section.
I'd like to keep this information because these awards represent significant recognition of his life's accomplishments, but I'm not sure where to relocate it. I'm leaving it alone for now and will revisit later. Cimm[talk] 18:08, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
I boosted this section with additional refs. Cimm[talk] 01:08, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

--Yannismarou 18:59, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for taking the time to review the article and providing such thoughtful and comprehensive comments Yannismarou. I will consider them carefully and revise the article accordingly. Cimm[talk] 19:19, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
I have updated the article based on your suggestions, and responded to each of your comments above. If you get a moment, I'd appreciate your thoughts on the updates. Thanks Yannis - Cimm[talk] 18:08, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Additional comments by Yannismarou

  • I did some tweaks in the lead: put years of birth and death in parenthesis which is the trend, put some commas (I hope I'm correct!) and merged the last two paragraphs. If you don't like the changes, feel free to revert.
Thank you - looks good. Cimm[talk] 23:43, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "His UN diplomatic career continued through the 1970's and 80's and he was twice a candidate for Secretary-General of the United Nations." And "he has been" you mean?
This sentence reads well to me... not sure what you mean. Cimm[talk] 23:43, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
Oups! My mistake!--Yannismarou 09:01, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "By the 1970's the European refugee problems were mostly solved, but had been replaced by millions of displaced persons in the Third World. The scale and complexity of refugee issues has continued to increase, and the UNHCR together with the international community at large has had to adapt." How did he help UNHCR to adapt? It is not that clear from the text.
Reorganized the text to improve clarity. Cimm[talk] 00:24, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "Despite this, Prince Sadruddin was able to successfully negotiate with Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz for the establishment of a UN relief program for tens of thousands of Shia Muslims trapped in worsening conditions in the marshlands of southern Iraq." I think you should cite here.
Done. Cimm[talk] 23:43, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Try to have the inline citations at the end of the sentence. Cite in the middle only if it is absolutely necessary for emphasis.
Noted. Cimm[talk] 16:37, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
Done. Cimm[talk] 00:03, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "Although he won the 1981 vote, the Soviet Union considered him too Western and vetoed his election." I would cite that.
Done. Cimm[talk] 23:43, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "Bellerive was also amongst the first organisations to warn of the potential human health hazards of modern intensive farming methods." Source?
Added source citation. Cimm[talk] 23:43, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
  • In "Family and marriages" the prose looks to me a bit "choppy". Some too short sentences. Looking to me a bit seamlessly connected. I would propose a careful copy-editing there.

The article has been improved. It looks comprehensive. The prose is not perfect, but, in general, looks to me fine. Maybe some more photos would also help (only if you find, of course, relevant and not copyvio photos serving the article - after all photos are not a prerequisite for GAC neither for FAC). These are the things I further managed to locate. Maybe two fresh eyes reviewing the article would be even more useful!--Yannismarou 15:53, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Yannis - thanks for reviewing this article once again. Your comments provide a valuable contribution to the quality and accuracy of the article! Cimm[talk] 23:43, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Leapfrogging (infantry)

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Sam ware (talkcontribs)

  • Is this the same as the British technique of 'pepperpotting'? Buckshot06 05:21, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
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  • How about a history of the evolution of this technique, and a comparison with what came before? (Presumably linear tactics? Or something else?) Is this any different than just providing covering fire for an advance? — RJH (talk) 18:33, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

Kirill Lokshin

Well, this obviously still needs massive work. Some major areas to focus on:

  • References and inline citations need to be provided.
  • More on the history and context. When and how was this tactic developed? How is it taught? How does it relate to other infantry tactics? How does it relate to the idea of suppressive fire in general? Where has it been used? What is its effectiveness in combat? And so forth.
  • Generally, any additional detail that can be added would be helpful, at this point. Kirill Lokshin 06:19, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Needs proper wikification as well. And the normal headers, 'see also', 'references', 'further reading', 'external links'. — Wackymacs 11:36, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

Film

Currently, the article is listed as a Good Article and is {{A-Class}} for the Films WikiProject. It seems to be a good article and it would be good for WP:FILMS if they got this article, kinda their "main article", featured. I'd like to know what can be done to make that happen. Thanks, Cbrown1023 23:48, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

  • No citations. For such a more-than-broadly covered topic, this is embarassing. Wiki-newbie 21:47, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

I think when a user comes to a page, they would expect to find a proper source. For example, when I buy a film book, I do like to flick to the back and see the bibliography and various citations. Wiki-newbie 11:23, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

What do you mean by a "proper source" or you talking about citation style or the sources themselves or something completely different? Cbrown1023 15:25, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

I want inline citations simply. Wiki-newbie 09:30, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

But want needs citations? Do you see anything that actually needs them? It seems that they may not be needed according to WP:CITE. Cbrown1023 21:27, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
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List of UFC events

I was thinking of nominating this as a featured list. The things that concern me are the few red links that remain and a short intro. Any insight anyone could provide would be great. Lewis 23:39, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

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The Lion King

Previously reviewed. Currently, the article is listed as a Good Article and is {{A-Class}} for the Films WikiProject. There has been few changes done to the article recently, so I assume that all of the previous items have been done. Furthermore, it seems to be a good article and I would like to see it become featured. I'd like to know what can be done to make that happen. Thanks, Cbrown1023 00:11, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

  • This was previously a FAC and narrowly failed. The plot could do with a trim, but overall I support it. Wiki-newbie 12:21, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
I agree, it should definately be shortened. Cbrown1023 15:33, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
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Star Wars

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Serenity (film)

Currently, the article is listed as a Good Article and is {{A-Class}} for the Films WikiProject. Furthermore, it seems to be a good article and I would like to see if become featured. I'd like to know what can be done to make that happen. Thanks, Cbrown1023 00:01, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

The "themes" and "cinematic and cultural allusions" sections seem to be a novel synthesis of published material. Since this is an encyclopedia article and not a film criticism paper, we can really just delete most of that, with the exception of statements that cite sources which specifically assert themes and allusions in the film.
Could you give some examples of this becasue I looked through it and saw a ton of references. Cbrown1023 01:38, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
The plot synopsis is at least twice as long as it needs to be. By the middle of the second paragraph, I gave up on all the unnecessary detail and just moved on.
The last section of the article ("spin-offs") does not cite any references whatsoever. In this state the article would not pass FA. There are also some problems with the tone of this section ("a map of the 'verse" !?), which should be corrected as soon as possible.
I changed the tone of the section, but what does it really need a source? It is obviously a spin-off because of the names and the desription there. Cbrown1023 01:38, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
Other than the above, all I really have to recommend is to give the article a good copyedit. You can probably get it down to 80% (or even less) of its current length. At 56kb, it's currently sprawling far outside the attention span of anyone but the most fanatic fans. ptkfgs 00:35, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
Make the synopsis shorter? Take a look at the Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith article, which is a FA. It contains a synopsis of the same length as the Serenity article's synopsis, as we modeled the Serenity synopsis after that. The Wookieepedian 00:46, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
Oh my. That one's even longer. How obnoxious. ptkfgs 00:56, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
The plot section could definately use some condensing, but it is only 910 words, the guideline is 600 words... that's not too much over (though it could use some condensing but that may not be possible). Cbrown1023 01:19, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
There is nothing wrong with the Plot Synopsis of this article. That guideline is just that, a guideline. A personally I believe it should be upped to at least 800 words. I'd also like to see where you got this guideline from. The issue is that some film articles require a longer synopsis than most because of varying complexity in plot. Many users who complain about synopsis length point to articles such as Halloween (film), Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, and Night of the Living Dead. However these articles are based around Horror films, which do not have extremely complex. That is not a judgment on quality, that is a judgment on complexity. The Revenge of the Sith synopsis, while long for a film article, actually condenses a major story event into on sentence and completely omits another. Why? Because they are not essential to understanding the plot. Whereas everything else in the section is. Most users look at synopsis section like Revenge of the Sith's and only see that it is longer than most. They don't bother to read the synopsis to realize that it cannot be condensed farther then it's current state. This is the way all synopsis sections should be handled, not based on length, but on comprehensiveness. The Filmaker 18:18, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
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James Kim

Looking for comments on all ongoing disputed content as well as general comments on quality of the article, recommended changes/improvements, size issues, etc 07:35, 16 December 2006 (UTC)


Comment: One problem we're having is people wanting to put judgments of James Kim and his family in the article. While these judgments are sometimes evidently "correct" and "common sense," they are not sourced, established facts. Tragic romance 10:27, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

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Azumanga Daioh

I would like people to comment on content value, general interest, out-universe and manual of style prose and anything else that the editors of this article have missed. --Squilibob 03:21, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

(After only a cursory reading:) Don't know if you've already dismissed these, but you can find some more DVD reviews at AnimeNewsNetwork, THEM Anime Reviews, and SciFi.com. On a larger note, I'm torn on my hobby-horse suggestion that plot and character sections be merged: there really isn't much of a plot per se in Azumanga, but at the same time, it seems like some discussion of story elements could be used to tease out character elements in a meaningful way. Perhaps an amalgam of Plot, Places, and Differences could lay the basis for a unified synopsis? At the very least, would it be possible to move most of the Character section to its own article per summary style? That character section is awfully long. Moving on. The biggest content-hole is production. The DVDs are worthless in that regard, but a Google search reveals that Newtype-USA did an article "Inside J.C. Staff" about animating Azumanga in Feb. 2004, and a whole slew of other bits around then. As it stands, I think combining "Title Origins" and "Hoax" sections would be a good first step towards a Production section. The hoax should also probably be mentioned in the lead. The screen-saver bit strikes me as unencyclopedic, and the dojin video game a borderline case. (I believe the language of that section's source is Spanish.) Cosmetic issues: I don't think character names should be italicized like they are in Plot and occasionally elsewhere; it might be better to have the episode-list link under Plot instead of its own section; since Ayamu is generally known as Osaka in the show, shouldn't that be her primary designation in Characters?--Monocrat 05:07, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
Thanks you've been very thorough. I had omitted the ANN review on purpose as there are quite a few references to ANN in the article already and left out THEM as I haven't read that review. I like your idea of combining Plot, Places, and Differences though I'd probably make them subsections instead of joining them together somehow. If the character section is too long then it can be moved, though the main character's pages may make it a List of Azumanga characters page redundant or vice versa. I had seen that Newtype article on Newtype USA's website, but I don't subscribe to it and so I can't reference it at all. The Production section is a good idea and should happen. I had separated the unofficial games from the official games, knowing that they would come under scrutiny. I'll see what similar articles have done with that. I had also separated the screensaver thinking that if it were scrutinized then it could be removed easily, but another editor has referenced it now and I may see if it's worthy of keeping. I only just italicised Yomi and Osaka today thinking that the opposite would be said; they are nicknames and should be italicised while given names are not. Thanks for your input, seems like I have a lot to do. --Squilibob 05:34, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
Glad to help. I think Nihonjoe might have some resources relating to Newtype-USA, and if it comes to it, I have some access to most issues. One way to deal (i.e., defer problems) with the other media would be to convert the episode-list into a media=list. I'm fond of that option because it seemingly makes the episode-list itself more encyclopedic. I think, though, that the screensaver and game might eventually come under the axe. :)--Monocrat 22:07, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
I think that may need to be done, although I think that the official games can stay as an excerpt from the List of Azumanga Daioh media article while the rest can be moved. Someone else may come along and add something from Newtype. --Squilibob 11:16, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
As an outsider to the anime-manga world, I'll make general comments. First, the "Reception" section. It's in bullet form; paragraph style is preferable. Also, I don't know who the three people the article quotes are: Fred Patton, Chris Beveridge, Andrew Sheldon. A word about why readers should care how those three received it would be enlightening. And, there is no information about reception in Japan, so either renaming the section to indicate the contents, or broadening the coverage, would make title and subject matter match. Readers might be interested in knowing about reception in other parts of the world, too, if any information is available. Judging from the number of links to articles on Wikipedias in other languages, including a featured article, I'd guess there's something to say about it.
Names are sometimes in normal type, sometimes in italics, sometimes in quotation marks. This is puzzling.
Sentences with excessive explanation like "She loves cats, but for some strange reason cats always bite/scratch her - in particular, the grey one she calls Kami-neko (lit. God Cat/Biting Cat, depending on the kanji Or Gray-Cat / Spirit-Cat, for a more indirect translation)." really need editing. The entire expression in parentheses should be removed; we don't need a translation of a cat's name, nor do we need two, together with a discussion of the merits of each. Perhaps we don't even need its name. The slash expressions should also be removed. Wouldn't "She loves cats, but cats don't like her." be enough?
The name "Yuu Asakawa" is linked to an article with the title "Yu Asakawa" and the Japanese "Yū Asakawa." Wikipedia's style convention for Japan-related articles is the last. Likewise, "Doujin" links to the article "Dojin soft" which has the Japanese "Dōjin soft." The article uses Wikipedia style for Masumi Itō and some others.
The section "Differences between manga and anime" strikes me as trivial in comparison to the rest of the article. Why not remove the section and move the few interesting tidbits to other places in the article.
In "Places," the explanation of Chiyo Mihama's house "(in Japan a "mansion" is an apartment complex)" is out of place. The word is used several screens earlier.
An unofficial Japanese computer game has an English name, a Japanese name, a transliteration of the Japanese name, and an English nickname. This is a bit much for unofficial software. Why not move all the unnecessary stuff to the talk page. That way, it's easily accessible without interfering with the article.
The "See also" section with a single link to an article that a character uses in one episode should be removed.
These are one editor's opinions. I hope they help improve the article. Fg2 07:06, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
Thanks Fg2, I have taken Monocrat's and your suggestions and implemented them. I may just have to move the characters' section to a new article and summarize it. The unofficial games and screensaver may have to be omitted in future, if they cause problems with verifiability. --Squilibob 14:44, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
I haven't decided whether to rename the reception section or to try and find some Japanese reviews. This section isn't important until the article undergoes some sort of nomination and either way it will need to be expanded. --Squilibob 11:16, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
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The Lord of the Rings film trilogy

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Maple

I want to bring this to FA, but as you can tell, I am a vexillologist, not a botanist. What kind of things are you looking for to be added, scientifically, to this article. I understand that maple has a major symbolic significance to Canada and several maples were adopted as state trees in the US. Any help is appreciated. User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 21:46, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

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Charlotte Bobcats

A young NBA team, but this article seems in the right steps for a GA. Accurate founding and jersey infomation. --Twlighter 21:43, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

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The Velveteen Rabbit

I need someone to look through the prose and let me know what can be expanded upon. b_cubed 21:11, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

I think you've done great work on the plot summary. I don't know how much information is available on this book, but there are a few additional sections you could work up that would greatly improve the article.
  • Background — what led Williams to write The Velveteen Rabbit? What did she write and publish before (and after) this book?
  • Reactions and popularity — it is a classic children's book (mentioned in the lead), so you want to expand on that idea. In addition to the Internet, if you have access to a large library or online subscription service, look for early critical reviews of the book, and use more recent reviews to support its timelessness. If you can find a concrete number of books sold (which will probably be hard, since it's probably been published many times), add that. Did the book win any major awards?
  • Cultural references — the Friends reference is good, but it needs to be cited (the DVD sets will do). But this book is eighty years old, so it's surely been used in other cultural ways as well. Try to expand this section without making it a straight list of every tiny Velveteen Rabbit-related occurrence.
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You have done good work here. Make Way for Ducklings is a featured article covering the scope of an article on a piece of children's literature; use it and other featured novels as guides for expanding the article. McMillin24 contribstalk 03:44, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
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--- May I add something as a German reader who just came across a reference to the V.R. (in an episode of "Brothers and Sisters" BTW but I wouldn't consider that as seriously wikipediaworthy). Two questions: have there not been any translations of the book [I'll check that one up myself, at least German and Russian are likely candidates, two very "welcoming" languages for foreign material, despite having sizeable literatures of their own), and #2: Does the owner/boy not have a name? WernR 11 Nov 2007 —Preceding comment was added at 12:26, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

Despite being very informative and well written in my opinion, this article was recently shut down for FAC nomination. What might be needed to improve it? Chubdub 19:56, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

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Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments

Hello all, this is been stub-class since november 04. It has been virtually untouched since 04, also. It needs radical attention to get it back from obscurity. I'd say if nobody's paying attention it may fail to meet notability guidelines.

Can i have ANY good ideas on how to increase this article's scope? Any websites or guides or information about the council that it could be worth expanding to include? Please?--I'll bring the food 19:45, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

I'm not sure how much bigger this could get but you might want to try digging through Google News Archives and Google Scholar. Zedla 22:43, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Only one of the 17 NC RCoG articles is any bigger than this one - the one that is bigger lists all the municipalities invlolved. That would give some more info. I also am not sure why the article can't restate much of the basic info from the official Kerr-Tar RCoG web page - there is a fair amount there on what they do. It would be one source at least. Hope this helps, Ruhrfisch 23:38, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
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Balboa High School (San Francisco)

old peer review Requesting another peer review as the article is approaching a FAC. The article passes auto peer review, although I took some stylistic liberty with image captions. It doesn't make sense to caption the United Playaz logotype for example. — Zedla 00:45, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

  • Image:Balboa Mock Trial team 0506.JPG needs a fair-use rationale. If used with permission, the details of the permission need to be spelled out. Note that "for non-commercial use only" doesn't get us anywhere; it needs to be fully released under the GFDL if you're claiming permission here. (ESkog)(Talk) 16:38, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Twenty Years

Firstly this is a quality article, very good. A few preference things:

  • Might get a small American flag next to the location of the school (see Eton College or Aquinas College, Perth
  • A few of the reference tags (eg. [45]) are weirdly spaced, some have a space between the full stop and the ref tag, whilst other don’t. Please be consistent (id prefer to see the ref tag right next to the full stop.
  • JROTC should be appropriately wikilinked – not going to a redirect page. Also, it should be spelled out in full (I didn’t see it earlier in the article), because as a reader I didn’t know what it was until I clicked the link.
  • Army JROTC image, needs to have an image description – how else am I to know what it is?
  • Personally, I don’t care what clubs and organisations are at the school (sorry if I sound rude – but I don’t), why would anyone else?
  • Ref tag 46 & 47 should be merged together, (see reference style in Aquinas College, Perth), the second reference makes the article a tad longer and it just looks plain ugly to have 2 reference tags next to each other. This happens numerous times in the article, and should be merged in all circumstances.
  • The list of AP subjects the school offers is a bit over the top, but the section itself is good.
  • Personally, the history section needs to be lengthened, 3-4 paragraphs on the history of the school, which has operated since 1930! What is going on?
  • There is large gap under demographics thru sports to Army section, which I think could use a picture, hopefully of a championship sports team, or a sports team or something sports related.
  • Surely there is published book on the school, I noticed that there are 70 refs (which is very good), but surely there must be a book on this school, which could be used to expand some of the section, including History.
  • Also, some references on staff/student numbers wouldn’t hurt.
  • The author/s should be commended on their great work! This is a fantastic article! Keep up the great work! Hope the suggestions help.Twenty Years 09:08, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Latter Days Cscr-featured.png

Wanting to take this to FA, but not sure what to do with it now. your thoughts would be good. Dev920 (Have a nice day!) 09:52, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

  • Production could be expanded... Cbrown1023 17:44, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
How? Dev920 (Have a nice day!) 21:49, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
If you can't think of anything, then you don't need to expand it. ;) Cbrown1023 15:19, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
Added fair use rationale, and one screenshot. Looks like I can't add another one under the fair use licences. Anything else? Dev920 (Have a nice day!) 21:49, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
Sorry, but where are the rationales? I don't see either of them. Cbrown1023 22:22, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
They're in the <!- brackets, above each image code. Dev920 (Have a nice day!) 22:38, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
Those say that there is a fair use rationle on the image page but there isn't. See Image:Publicenemyposter.gif for an example of a poster's rationale and Image:Grapefruit-james_cagney-mae_clark21a.jpg for an example of a screen shot's rationale. Cbrown1023 22:57, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
Oh, right, OK. I've added fair use rationales to the actual images now. Is this OK? Do you have any other comments for how to improve the article for FA? Dev920 (Have a nice day!) 10:08, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
good job... Cbrown1023 15:12, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
  • I just did a big copyedit of that page and renamed/moved some sectoins. You might want to check it for more/evaluate my changes, I'll come back with more suggestions in a minute. Cbrown1023 15:12, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
They seem fine, under a cursory look. Thanks for that, and everything else you've suggested. I think once you're finished I will nominate for FA. :) Dev920 (Have a nice day!) 17:06, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Make sure the Themes section is completely cited or else it will be thought of as OR and will not pass a FA or a GA nomination. Cbrown1023 15:14, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
Yes, I was concerned about that when I was first told to create a section, but I think it's cited OK now, and the one sentence that isn't is blatantly obvious and so doesn't need citation. Dev920 (Have a nice day!) 17:06, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Everything else seems good, I'm pretty sure that you can nominate for FA. After all, a featured article nomination is as much a peer review, as a candidacy. If you don't succeed, they will give you ways on how to improve and you can just renominate it after you do that. Cbrown1023 19:13, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
Ok, I'll nominate now then. Thanks for your help man - I've learnt new stuff from this peer review (like fair use rationales...). Dev920 (Have a nice day!) 19:52, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Mini Moke

Hi! I want to put this article up for WP:GAC soon and would greatly appreciate someone with an eye for 'good English' taking a look at it. I'm pretty much 100% sure that all of the technical details are right - but it is in need of a 'polish' of the kind that I'm not good at doing!

Mini Thanks!

SteveBaker 22:19, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

(Oh - also: The article is currently rated a 'B' on the Wikipedia:WikiProject Automobiles/Assessment assessment scale. I have already attended to the comments they had and I'll get them to take another look at it after WP:GAC.) SteveBaker 22:34, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

References go after fullstops not before or in the middle of a sentence. The article is also missing a lot of full-stops. That table at the end is too big and ugly, editors prefer articles to have no horizontal scroll. The article has alot of weasel words. Try remove words like However, Whilst. This sentence doesnt make much sense, The engine, gearbox, suspension and most mechanical parts are identical to those of a standard Mini, "most mechanical parts" remove that part and try get someone from wikiproject cars to give it a good copy-edit. Good-luck M3tal H3ad 06:00, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
Many thanks - this is exactly the kind of help I need! I'll get on to fixing those things ASAP. SteveBaker 16:16, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
I've cleaned up the referemces, checked for missing full-stops, narrowed the table considerably and tried to find and eliminate weasel words. The bad sentence is fixed. I'd appreciate it if someone could give it another reading. Thanks! SteveBaker 11:45, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
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This Peer review has done it's job and it's now archived. Many thanks to those who contributed. SteveBaker 17:14, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Turok: Dinosaur Hunter

I nominated this for GA, but it did not pass. I tried to fix it up as much as possible, but I would like some more input. Please see the talk page for more info regarding the reasons it did not pass (and my response). Thunderbrand 16:12, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

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  • ahh this game brings back old memories anyway,
  • and finally the Chronoscepter, a weapon that shoots a blue laser, which according to the game's manual, creates "micro-tears in the fabric of space time". remove 'finally' and don't write that you refer to the manual as you have it as a reference.
  • 'Worldwide sales of Dinosaur Hunter surpassed USD$60 million in late June of 1997, according to Business Wire.'[10] No need to have 'according' there as you back it up with a reference
  • 'Doug Perry of the multimedia website IGN awarded the game an 8.6 out of a possible 10. He said the game "stands on the shoulders of all previous Doom games", and the gameplay takes the title to places "Doom's never been"'
  • Doug Perry of the multimedia website IGN awarded the game 8.6 out of 10 stating the game "stands on the shoulders of all previous Doom games", and the gameplay takes the title to places "Doom's never been, that sounds better
  • is David Dienstbier a notable game designer? if so create a stub on him
  • 'Besides obtaining ammunition,' every gun game has ammunition so i don't think that needs to be mentioned or worded better.
  • what about that blue person that helps turok, or is that only in #2?
  • if you want me to i can give it a small copyedit otherwise goodluck and goodwork on the article :) M3tal H3ad 02:07, 19 December 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for your suggestions. In regard to your question, I think you are referring to Adon, who is in Turok 2. Thunderbrand 02:19, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

Martin Mattner

I have recently been working on this article and would like to have suggestions to make it better. I have made sure I have sources for everything, but am wondering if it could have more information. Please just tell me anything that needs improving. Thanks, Jasrocks (talk) 04:09, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

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Chemical series

Hello,

When you look at the periodic table article (same color codes than in the Chemical series article) and at other pages about chemical elements, you deduce that each chemical element is classified in only one chemical series. The 10 chemical series are: Alkali metals, Alkaline earth metals, Lanthanides, Actinides, Transition metals, Poor metals, Metalloids, Nonmetals, Halogens, Noble gases.

However, this article:

  • don't explicitly assert that the chemical series are a mathematical partition in 10 parts of the chemical elements set
  • is unsourced (no references about the contents of chemical series).

This vagueness is currently cause of dispute in Commons Wikimedia, as we want to use chemical series to categorize media files.

Because the name of the “Nonmetals chemical series” is also used for the tripartite partition of the chemical elements set (metals, metalloids, nonmetals), another Commons user asserts that Nonmetals chemical series matches to the Nonmetals in the tripartite partition.

Is there somebody to clarify this and to dispel ambiguity in this article (and related ones)? --Juiced lemon 13:09, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

You probably meant to read "For feedback on articles that are less developed, use the article's talk page or requests for feedback" at the top of this page. Yes this article needs a lot of development. Thanks. — RJH (talk) 16:31, 19 December 2006 (UTC)
Yes, we should probably discuss this in the article's talk page. I've posted my opinion there. Itub 17:58, 19 December 2006 (UTC)
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C. S. Lewis

I'm surprised this article has yet to get a review. I'm sure with a few minor tweaks it could become a GA if not an FA. Any advice as to what should be done will be much appreciated. Many Thanks b_cubed 20:58, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

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Biggest problem: you're not using the <ref></ref> format. See WP:CITE. Wiki-newbie 17:30, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Barry Manilow

I would like a peer review of this page after making some major edits.

I would particularly like suggestions as to how to make it flow better given that it is reads more like a series of events.

A large amount of trivia has been moved to a sub-page, but WIKI is suggesting this should be removed. As this reprsents many peoples contributions is there a way to keep it and it still be acceptable.

Goinglogo 01:30, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

I'm one of the people who has volunteered on this article that Goinglogo mentioned before. I think our major concern is to have everything included that we have and more, but written better so that it flows better and is not WP:Fancruft. I previously attempted to get a Peer Review here around December 19, 2006, but got no input. My goal then was to turn the article from B rated to an A class article. The article most recently looked like [1] just before Goinglogo's massive facelift to the article.

I looked over Goinglogo's changes. I think it would be a good idea to have a seperate article about Manilow's medical interventions over the years, as it is all well referenced and did take up a sizeable part of the article along with the small trivia section as some raters dispise Trivia sections in biographicial article and will not give them a higher rating. I think, however, that too much was moved that is a part of the article and put on this new seperate trivia page (Manilow 1965 Playboy letter - encouraging him to try showbusiness, various times Manilow made headlines, and more mixed in besides). I do not quite understand the Emmy awards part at the bottom as Manilow has won three Emmys so far (Callback in the 1960s, The Barry Manilow Special and Music and Passion) while some of his other projects won as well for other people involved (The Third Barry Manilow Special, Copacabana movie, Big Fun on Swing Street special) and just one is mentioned on the page with other nominations his specicals received. Looking forward to any and all input on this article. 67.98.154.56 14:09, 23 April 2007 (UTC)


I have included the Playboy article in context as you suggested.
I am trying to create an awards section and I got the list of his Emmys from the Emmys website by doing a search on his name. It didn't say anything about Callback. Can you be a bit more specific?

Goinglogo 08:34, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

Goinglogo, thanks for considering my suggestion. Scooter has a blog online at [2] she has her contact information on the right column, if you need to get in touch with her. I think the Emmy for Callback is a local Emmy. The specific category and details, if any existing archives go that far back, will probably be found at the New York City local Emmys about that time or in articles Scooter has up.

Looking forward to hearing from Wikipedians out there about this article on Barry Manilow in Wikipedia. 67.98.154.56 12:42, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

P.S. A more complete list of Barry Manilow's awards to work from that includes the Emmy, Grammy, Tony, and Oscar nomination and much more can be found at [3] 67.98.154.56 12:59, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

I Not Stupid

I intend to nominate I Not Stupid for GA status on Sunday night (Singapore time). After working on it for over three months, I believe the article is ready. There are a couple of unreferenced statements, and several sections (especially the Plot section) may need a little copyediting. Please give me feedback, and point out any other problems I should fix in the next 48 hours - or before a GA reviewer looks at the article. (Note: This article will never reach FA status - systemic bias makes it very difficult to find information on Singaporean movies. No comments about FA status, please - only GA.) --J.L.W.S. The Special One 15:45, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

Just at first glance, here are a few of my impressions. There are an overabundance of red links and too many duplicate wikilinks. For example in the intro, I Not Stupid Too is wikilinked twice in the same paragraph. Work on the style issues, then we can deal with content.--WilliamThweatt 15:58, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
Most of the red links are names of actors or movies which do not have Wikipedia articles. I should consider creating articles on them.
I'm not sure when internal links should be repeated. For example, if I Not Stupid Too is linked to in the lead section, should it be linked to in the Reception section? What about the Sequels section? As for the names of the lead actors, since they're linked to in the lead section, should they be linked to in the Plot and Cast sections? Are there any guidelines regarding this?
--J.L.W.S. The Special One 02:54, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
See Wikipedia Manual of Style-Links for guidelines on internal wikilinks--WilliamThweatt 04:40, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
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Only one reference came before a punctuation mark; this has since been fixed. Though well written, the article does need thorough copyediting. This is why I requested peer review - many peer reviewers point out problems with prose. --J.L.W.S. The Special One 02:54, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Just a few brief notes, the pictures should be placed a little more artfully, where possible they should be adjacent to the corresponding text and used to fill white space when necessary, for an example see, GoldenEye. The cast doesn't need a table, see Wikipedia:When to use tables, and it would be more helpful if you were to add a sentence or two beside the character name describing their respective parts, see Batman Begins. And the "this is the cast" and "this is a political satire" sentences can be removed, that's obvious from the section headers, although I'd change "Cast" to "Starring". Most, if not all, of the red links should be nixed. And overall the text is a little clunky, a lot of dry statements of fact. I'd recommend copyediting for smoothness and flow too. Doctor Sunshine 03:04, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Is it really necessary to have as many as four screenshots of the movie? Does Special:Upload not stipulate that at most one screenshot can be used in an article? —Goh wz 03:42, 19 December 2006 (UTC)
  • This sentence may be too unnecessarily verbiose: "In an interview with the Singapore Medical Association, Jack Neo said that the Iranian film, Children of Heaven, inspired him to write about children, a trend that continued in his next movie, Homerun, which was a remake of Children of Heaven." Just say, "The Iranian film, Children of Heaven, inspired Jack Neo to write about children, a trend that continued in his next movie, Homerun, which was a remake of Children of Heaven." Also, for the first and last points in the Political satire section, can examples be provided? Also, I don't think a paragraph about the sequel is necessary if the reader can go visit the film article itself. The differences should be stated and cited there. —Erik (talkcontrib) - 20:12, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Han van Meegeren

I just stumbled across this article, which at this point is mostly based on the equivalent German article. I haven't edited it yet, but thought I'd attempt to at least get this to GA. Right off the bat, what I could do:

  1. Shorten the lead.
  2. Add inline citations (although some statements are cited with text and could potentially be converted into standard footnotes).
  3. Use more English references instead of the German-language works that are currently listed. (To make verification easier)

but other than that... suggestions? Quarma 13:30, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

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Yannismarou

The currect form of the article is a good basis for an excellent article. You have realized most of the existing problems of the current article. These are some additional remarks:

  • The lead must indeed get shorter, but you should also imrove its format. Don't keep the current stubby pars. Create a consize lead with 2-3 middle-sized pars.
  • "(or “knight’s hall” see: Binnenhof)". I think it is not nice to link other wikiarticles like that. Try to incorporate such links in the prose. Maybe something like that: met weekly in the Ridderzaal.
  • Try to have the citations at the end of the sentences. I know, of course, that this is not always possible.
  • "Artistic development": You could divide this section in two sub-sections, like "Early years" and "Career as a painter". But this is just a proposal.
  • When you quote, you don't have to use italics. Quotation marks are OK.
  • "The confession". The first word of a heading is recommended not to be an article. Thus, "confession" instead of "the confession" is recommended. In this particular section is "confession" an accurate title? Does it cover the content of both sub-sections?
  • "Million today[1]." Inline citations go after the punctuation. This is thus the correct: "Million today.[1]"
  • "Han van Meegeren remains one of the most ingenious art counterfeiters of the 20th century." You definitely have to cite this claim. And I think that you could expand a bit "legacy" with some more infos. Maybe something more about his art in this or another sections. All the focus is on his forgery talent!
  • "Retrospective exhibitions in museums": I'm not sure this should be a seperate article. And do you think the mentioning of all these exhibitions is necessary?
  • In Refs, some books are in qms (Falsification and Research (1976) "Museum Folkwang, Essen and Staatliche Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin".); some others in italics (Bailey, Anthony (2002). Vermeer. Berlin: Siedler Verlag). Consistency needed.
  • Your references are they all cited?
  • The names of the books's writers etc. should also be mentioned with consistency. I see "Guarnieri, Luigi" but also "Peter Greenaway" and "Marijke van Brandhof".
  • "This article was translated into English from the German Wikipedia article of the same name." This should leave, of course, after you complete your re-writing.
  • After the your effort is completed, you could always ask another native English speaker to take a look at the prose. It looks fine to me, but I'm not the best judge of prose!--Yannismarou 18:42, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

De Lorean Motor Company

Would like to see this article featured in the near future. Obviously needs more references and a copy-edit - but is there anything else? Any comments appreciated. — Wackymacs 11:31, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

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  • Outside of the referencing (perhaps use {{cite web}}?), it looks mostly good. Some minor issues I picked up:
  • WP:MOSDATE – there is inconsistent date-linking. Some years are linked and others aren't (2006 vs. 1982), and some months+years are linked while others aren't (January 1981 vs. October 1978). MOSDATE states that these should be linked if they provide WP:CONTEXT; I guess that's open to interpretation.
  • WP:MOSNUM#Currency – suggests that US$ be used in front of money. This is done further down the page.
  • Conflicting infobox. It states 2000+ (1981?) (its ambiguous as to whether 1981 refers to year or number; here, a link would be useful); while as later on it notes 2500 people lost their jobs.
  • Under-linked: There are no less than 7 paragraphs which are completely black. (Of course, we don't want them to be completely blue either ;)
  • Umm… are you sure the image copyright tag on Image:IMG 9992.jpg is accurate? (unless User:Grenex is Kevin Abato)
  • Some ideas for copyediting (scroll over to see my suggestions):

Unit production was scheduled to begin in 1979, but the engineering delays and budget overruns caused the first cars to start rolling off the assembly lines in early 1981. Workers at the factory were generally inexperienced; many had never had regular jobs prior to this. This may have contributed to the reported quality issues attributed to the early production vehicles and the subsequent establishment of Quality Assurance Centers located at various delivery locations. "QACs" were set up in California, Delaware and Michigan where some of the quality issues were to be addressed and resolved before delivery to the dealerships. Some of the issues remedied in these locations related to the fit of body panels, retrofitting the vehicle with higher-output alternators, and gullwing door adjustments. The combined efforts of quality assurance improvements at the factory and the post-production QA done at the Assurance Centers were generally successful, although workmanship complaints would still occasionally arise; and the 1981 De Loreans were delivered with just a 12 month, 12,000 mile warranty. Though by 1982, improvements in components and the more experienced workforce meant that production quality was vastly improved. However, the combination of expiring warranties on earlier cars, and the fact that in some instances, dealers had not been reimbursed for warranty work, and therefore were refusing to do more warranty work, led to dealership-customer disputes. APR t 00:22, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Hurricane Allison (1995)

Another GA that I am trying to promote to FA. Curious what is needed here too. CrazyC83 22:46, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Cite web formatting, longer lede, preparations, aftermath, and more impact that's not from government sites. Have you tried an extensive google search? Hurricanehink (talk) 22:49, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Hurricane Danny (2003)

Another request for an article on its way to FA. CrazyC83 22:44, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Here's what's needed in my own biased opinion: non-breaking units (add &nbsp's or whatever it is) and a copyedit to make sure everything is good. Hurricanehink (talk) 22:53, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

John Mayer (musician)

This puppy is close to being ready for GA status, but still needs some work. It is well-referenced, but I think it needs to be copy-edited and the flow of the article is choppy. Even though it was written by almost a hundred people, it shouldn't read that way ;). Anyway, any suggestions and or help is welcome.--Esprit15d (talk ¤ contribs) 21:54, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

[ See previous peer review here ]

After a brief look, a few pointers. There is an incorrect citation format in the article in the "Personal life" section (needs to be converted in inline like the rest of the citations). Also, there are probably too many instances of "[[Citation needed]]" to be listed as a GA. Lastly, there are too many one sentence long paragraphs in the article. Those she be lengthened or combined with other paragraphs. Your citations look fine, but there are templates that can help as well. Check out WP:CITET.--NMajdantalk 22:17, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

GoldenEye

Archive 1

Archive 2

I think this page is ready for FA status. It's a Good Article, and done a lot of work on it, especially the plot section to shorten it up and remove some redundancies. Hopefully there won't be any major problems, and this can be nominated for Featured Article in a short short. ColdFusion650 21:43, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

I find it so funny that for a copyrighted film there are so many free images! I'd find some film shots for the Plot though, like Bond vs Treyalan and Bond actually jumping off the dam. WikiNew 17:14, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Proteasome

This was the Molecular and Cellular Biology WikiProject's November collaboration of the month and is currently rated A-class; will probably be going to FAC after the holidays. Specifically looking for thoughts and opinions on the accessibility of the text, especially the lead. Thanks. Opabinia regalis 05:35, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

  • I looked at the article and think it is a very interesting and comprehensive discussion of the subject. I think it meets all of the criteria of a featured article except for 1(a). My opinion is that the ideal readability of this type of article should fall at about the level of an non-biology college student who may be referencing the article for a general-ed biology course, (which may be an unrealistic standard, but its still a more complex readability standard than I would like to see most of the articles on Wikipedia). For starters, I think the article needs a huge reduction in the use of passive voice throughout the article to improve readability. In the process of doing that, it would clear up my other nit that in several instances, the article uses phrases like "it was discovered that..." without clarifying who discovered it. Great article. If you need more specific examples, let me know and I'd be happy to go into more detail. Neil916 (Talk) 17:25, 21 December 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the comments. I'd be interested in a few examples of what you consider problematic passive voice; aside from "the proteasome is assembled from..." and other such inoffensive cases, I only see "it has been reported/suggested that" type statements - which are there mainly to indicate that the data is too preliminary for a more definitive statement. The specific people doing the reporting/suggesting/etc. are unimportant; in a few cases the particular paper cited among several with similar conclusions is essentially arbitrary. Opabinia regalis 01:37, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

Risk (game)

Wikipedia:Peer review/Risk (game)/archive1
Wikipedia:Peer review/Risk (game)/archive2

After much work, I feel that this article is very close to becoming FA. It needs someone to do a grammar check and suggest where I should include more citations. Granted, there is still one section that I still need to add a little bit more to, viz. the official Risk versions section. However, I plan on working on that as people give me suggestions. Thanks. :D b_cubed 05:42, 30 May 2007 (UTC)
Review by Clyde

I took a look mostly References. Here we go.
  • There is a lot of OR in this article or it simply is not citied. A few random examples are (not all-inclusive):
  • "In the most recent rulebook, three variations are given."
  • "The official rulebook suggests variations to the gameplay mechanics for "Risk experts,""
  • Some sections are missing a citation. While there is no law that there must be X citations in an article, it would be wishful thinking to believe someone could read a whole paragraph or section without challenging a single fact in it. Hence, you need more citations.
  • Standard setup. There's no proof that what is written is the proper order or accepted practice of beginning the game.
  • Player turn. There are seven paragraphs present, and it is a stretch to believe all of that without any refs.
  • Basic strategy. How do I, the reader, know the official rulebook said that? Cite.
  • Popular Culture. See if you can find something out there about the episode, and then look for a mention of Risk in the write-up.
  • You have a bunch of rulebooks in the external links section of the article; you're the expert here (I don't know which one to use) but find one to cite anything and everything.
  • Several sentences are POV and need a reference and possibly rewrite for FA standards. A couple examples (Not everything)
  • "Compared to other military board games, Risk is relatively simple and abstract."
  • "Setting up the Risk board for play is more involved than in many other games."
  • It looks like most of the refs are in cite web (you might want to make them all cite web), which is good, but try to flesh them out so every single one has a publisher and wikified publishing date.
  • Reference 8 is simply Risk II. If you must remove the lid to open a paint can, it is better to cite the directions or an FAQ rather than the paint can itself. Just a suggestion.
I think that'll get you started.--Clyde (talk) 15:34, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Tara Conner

I put this up for review in December but got only one response... cleared up everything from that and have waited until the article has settled down again. I'm basically looking for any suggestions on how to improve the standard of the article so I could possibly get it up to Good Article or Featured Article status. -- PageantUpdatertalk | contribs | esperanza 21:32, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

Trebor

  • Wikilink full dates in the references (and everywhere else) for date preferences to work.
  • When there are different facts using the same reference, they should go to the same footnote. Name the footnote and cite it afterwards (see WP:FOOTNOTE for more).
  • The prose needs a fair bit of work. Merge out the stubby one or two sentence paragraphs into more flowing prose; watch out for overuse of the passive voice; proofread the article, for instance Deal or No Deal is italicised in the image caption but not in the text.
  • Sort out the ref spacing. They come straight after the punctuation with no space; there should also be no space between multiple refs for one sentence.

It's good, but needs a bit of tidying. Trebor 23:00, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, have worked on the references and tidied them up per your suggestions - took a bit of figuring out but got it to work!. Have also worked on the prose and proofreading. Can you please give me some examples of overuse of the passive voice? -- PageantUpdatertalk | contribs | esperanza 23:40, 5 February 2007 (UTC)
Do a search through the article for use of "was" and if it's possible to rephrase, it's normally stronger. For instance, "This was neither confirmed nor denied by the Miss Universe Organization" is better as "The Miss Universe Organization neither confirmed nor denied this." Trebor 08:25, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
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List of tributes to AC/DC in popular culture

Article is a former featured list candidate, however, since its fail, I feel all of the criteria has been met for it to be a featured list. I'd love to hear any suggestions any one has to make the article better and I'd generally like to know if anyone thinks it's ready to be nominated for featured list again. Thank you for your time. ĤĶ51Łalk 11:47, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Appalachian Trail

Article has come a long way, and has longer to go, but I wanted some suggestions on how to get it closer to GA quality. Any glaring ommisions, major writing issues, etc...? I think it needs more sources for sure.--Esprit15d (talk ¤ contribs) 22:07, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Just a few suggestions:

  • The intro needs to be expanded a bit. See WP:LEAD.
  • I agree, it does need a lot more references.
  • The captions below pictures needs to be looked at for grammar, etc.

-- Underneath-it-All 22:47, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Pauline Johnson

This article has been through the generic Peer Review process and I have addressed the concerns and incorporated suggestions. I'm not the original writer, but thought this article has a lot of potential because it's an interesting subject in Canadian cultural history, it reads well, and is informative, and is well illustrated. I also nominated it as a Good Article candidate before I knew this process was here. Thanks, any feedback will be appreciated. Eventually I'd like to see it become a featured article.Bobanny 06:58, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

RedRollerskate

The citations are from books, not the net, so I can't embed them. I'm not a big fan of the author/date format myself, but did tag them to make it more Wikipedia-esque, in line with the policy of not changing format style without a consensus to do so.Bobanny 17:21, 21 December 2006 (UTC)
  • "Atwood’s commentary indicates that questions regarding the validity of Johnson’s claims to Aboriginal identity have contributed to her critical neglect." Expand on this, please. What are the questions? Who raised them? Do they have any merit?

I'm not sure what else to add except that I can tell you put in a lot of time and effort on this, and it's a very interesting article. Nice job! RedRollerskate 16:46, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your feedback, Bobanny 17:21, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Yannismarou

Nice and informative. This is my review:

  • The second paragraph of the lead looks a bit stubby to me.
  • If you want this article to go through GA, I think you should wikify your citations, creating a "References" or "Notes" (or both!) section(s). Check WP:CITE and WP:MoS.
hmmm...technically, it is "wikified" in line with the Harvard referencing style (including a references section). According to WP:MOS, this style is as legit as the others, and changing a pre-existing style is a faux pas without achieving consensus. But, I'll put a note on the talk page and see if anyone else has a comment. It seems that the original writer is no longer contributing to Wikipedia, so it's not too likely I'd be stepping on any toes. Thus far I've been defending the format of the article, but I haven't yet come across anyone else who doesn't much prefer Chicago-style (the normal one with footnotes), including myself.
No, I am not against Harvard system. I just think your citations should be in a seperate section. Would you like to check Tagore to see what I mean.--Yannismarou 08:39, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
Interesting. I hadn't seen it done like that before. That does look preferable because it has the advantage of allowing you to flip back and forth from footnote to text. But then, I only like it better because it brings it closer to Chicago style. It also loses what seems to be the defining characteristic of any author/date system in that the author/date is not in the text. Also, having 2 sections, one with just the name and page # and the other with the full reference, seems only to take up extra space and add an extra step to get to the full reference. Unless I'm missing some obvious advantage, it still looks like the best option is just to switch to Chicago, which also wouldn't take me as long because I'm used to that one. Bobanny 09:20, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
Thinking again, Harvard style as you have it is also acceptable.--Yannismarou 15:47, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • IMO "Family history" is too long. This is Pauline's biography; not her family's. You could shrink the article (and possibly merge it with the next one) and create a separate article for her family, to which you will link.
good point. It seems her family heritage is important in explaining her significance (which is more about her identity than her actual writings). But that could still come across without devoting so much space to her family.
  • ""as an indestructible monument to Clean Fatherhood."[1] Try not to link extrernal links like that. Create an inline citation, and properly cite your link using Template:Cite news or Template:Cite web.
Done. I found the specific Project Gutenberg cite tag and stuck it in.
  • "the largest in Vancouver up to that time": This assertion needs a citation.
  • "Despite the acclaim she received from contemporaries". Such as? Could you be more informative and cite?
  • "see, for example, Van Steen or Jackel": The citation here is not fully verifiable per WP:VERIFY. Book and page?
Sort of done. Those aren't specific references within the books, but the works generally, but I did tag them to link to the full reference at the bottom.
  • Minor: Alphabetize categories at the end of the article.--Yannismarou 19:56, 21 December 2006 (UTC)
Done.
Thanks for your review, Bobanny 00:31, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Comment: The suggestions I haven't responded to specifically all sound pretty good and helpful so far, but I can't address them til I get a chance to head down to the library. Bobanny 00:31, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

Coonskin (film) Symbol support vote.svg

I'd like some general feedback on this article. How did I do? What needs to be done? (Ibaranoff24 19:15, 20 December 2006 (UTC))

  • It is best to have a cast list even if it is repeating the previous information. Cbrown1023 22:15, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
  • It looks good. The plot could use some minor copyediting to make the tone more formal and to eliminate some sentences. Is there anything that could be added to the production and reception section? Was Sharpton the only objector?--Supernumerary 22:21, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
    • All the sourced information that I could find on the film is there. (Ibaranoff24 02:19, 21 December 2006 (UTC))
  • All of the images need fair use rationales.--Supernumerary 22:22, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Amber MacArthur

I've consulted with the subject of the article, and she thinks it's good. I've never come across any mainstream press criticism of her, so I don't think its NPOV. -- Zanimum 17:03, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

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    • Thx. -- Zanimum 16:36, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
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Neal Boortz

Getting ready to submit this for GA and would like a peer review from the Biography workgroup. Thanks.. Morphh (talk) 18:29, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

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Yannismarou

Nice. A few remarks:

  • Some prose problems. Let's take the lead: "He considers himself to be a Libertarian, and supports eliminating the war on drugs, lowering taxes, and shrinking the size of government, while disagreeing with the Libertarian platform by firmly supporting incremental tax reform, the war in Iraq, and opposing unrestricted immigration." How many participles do we have here?
  • Again: "In 2005, he co-wrote The FairTax Book, proposing to implement a national retail sales tax in lieu of federal income taxes, payroll taxes, estate tax, etc., and the hardcover version held the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list for two weeks." I would like two sentences here or something like that:"In 2005, he co-wrote The FairTax Book, proposing to implement a national retail sales tax in lieu of federal income taxes, payroll taxes, estate tax, etc.; the hardcover version held the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list for two weeks." I would propose a slight copy-editing by an external native English speaker copy-editor.
  • I don't like this stubby last paragraph at the end of the lead. Can't you merge it? In any case, you do not have to mention these personal infos in the lead. They are not absolutely necessary.
  • "he, for the next two years, took a job working": I am not a native English speaker so I just ask: is it nice to put things between the subject and the verb?
  • "Career" is under-cited.
  • "Politics" is also under-cited. Try to have at least one citation for each paragraph.
  • "former Representative Cynthia McKinney.[16][17][18][19] ". Try not to have more than two citations in a row. There are ways to combine them. Check: Tourette syndrome.
  • Alphabetize categories at the end of the article.
  • You printed sources are a bit pooor, but this is not an obstacle for GA; neither for FA, if you have good quality online sources.--Yannismarou 19:38, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

James Madison University

Requesting a peer review of this page. Rtcpenguin 13:37, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

  • Academics section too short
  • Introduction too long and could possibly be divided into multiple (new) sections.
Agreed, but I think we can still mention some of the recognitions the university has earned. -- Johnny06man 23:12, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
Plenty of images already exist on Wikimedia Commons. A gallery is linked to at the end of the article, so adding a gallery at the end seems a bit redundant. I agree it would be better if more pictures could be added throughout the article when they are pertinent. -- Johnny06man 23:12, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
  • A section on student life should be added

PSS Silent Pistol

This is an new article about a relitively unknown Soviet/Russian pistol, and is also my first Wikipedia article. I would like to run it by more experienced members, with hopes of improving it. JVkamp 21:21, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

Kirill Lokshin

Well, as you said, this is a new article; the main thing it needs right now is simply more material. There's a lot of historical context missing that seems like it would be publically available: when and how did the weapon fall into Western hands? Are there records of it being used? What examples have been located, and where? What information is available about its development and manufacture? And so forth. At the moment, the article touches only on the technical aspects; it should, if possible, go beyond this.

Aside from that, some general issues:

  • Citations should be added as appropriate.
  • Are there any images of the weapon or the ammunition? Or perhaps diagrams that could be drawn based on the description?
  • A lead section is needed.

Kirill Lokshin 01:37, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Battle of Golymin

As I intend to contribute more in a similar style I would be grateful for some guidence that I am getting it right. Two specific questions are - Is there too much detail? Is the list of forces engaged appropriate for the article?

The Stratigic Situation bit could be moved to a seperate, longer, article on the Campaign in Poland 1806 with map(s)- but at present I have not got the time!

Andrewshobley 13:26, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Kirill Lokshin

Quite nice. Some general suggestions:

  • The lead could stand to be a little longer; it should (succinctly) summarize all the major points of the article.
  • Headings should be formatted per the MOS; in particular, a leading "The" should generally be omitted.
  • A lot of the choppier sections (weather, site, analysis) could be merged into the surrounding prose. There's no need to create a new section for every topic being discussed.
  • The same can be said for the choppy (often one-sentence) paragraphs, particularly in the latter portion of the article.
  • More citations are needed in various parts of the article; see WP:MILHIST#CITE. Particularly worrying is the appearance of uncited historiographical judgements (e.g. "Stolarski’s article appears to make too many assumptions about the Russian order of battle at Eylau to be reliable").
  • The order of battle should really be given before the narrative of the battle itself, and would probably work better as a table than as a bulleted list.
  • Are any suitable images available? If nothing else, portraits of the commanders can be used to add some color. The two maps should probably be spaced out a bit more, and shifted onto opposite margins.

Keep up the good work! Kirill Lokshin 18:27, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Portal:Military of Australia

I have put this up for assessment because i am thinking about nominating it for feature in the near future and am looking for other peoples insight. The portal is now heavily automated eg. (selective article, picture, equipment, daily unit and anniversary). The only major problems with the portal that i can think of are the colour scheme and the opening introduction section (see talk page for old discussion). Any help would be useful. Regards Hossen27 13:12, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Reply. I have created archives for all the mentioned sections and have added another DYK (and intend to update more frequently). On the colour scheme i really have no artistic talent to speak of, if any editor would be able to help there it would be useful. On the intro the old longer version is still there in the article its just commented out, Kirill you might want to have a look to see which you think is better. Hossen27 12:40, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

Kirill Lokshin

Well, offhand, I'd say the introduction should be longer! (But this does seem to be, admittedly, a matter of personal taste to some extent.) ;-)

Aside from that, a few technical issues:

  • The news and DYK sections need archives.
  • The DYK section needs to see some updates; it hasn't been touched since September.

A more Australian-ish color scheme might be worthwhile, if you can come up with something suitably aesthetic; but color schemes are very much a subjective point, so I doubt you'll please everyone, regardless of what you do.

Other than that, this looks very good; I suggest nominating it at WP:FPCAN once the issues are fixed. Kirill Lokshin 18:31, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Roman-Spartan War

Previous peer review

I just withdrew the article's FA and I want some advice and to see what can be done to improve the article before I re nominated it in the future. Kyriakos 02:32, 4 January 2007 (UTC)


Kirill Lokshin

Well, at this point, the most sensible thing would probably be to focus on the objections raised during the FAC. The chief ones seem to be:

  • Sources: adding citations to modern secondary works shouldn't be too difficult; ideally, there ought to be enough to stave off any questions of over-reliance on ancient primary sources.
  • Lead: this could, admittedly, be reworked quite a bit; it seems to have moved away from attempting to summarize the article and goes off on tangents about Nabis's title and such.
I remove the comments about Nabis' title and put them in the notes section.
  • Prose: the writing style is probably the most subjective thing here. The only thing I can really suggest would be to try and find a few fresh editors to give the article some copyediting.

Hope that helps! Kirill Lokshin 05:42, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Yannismarou

Per Kirill on the sources. I think the most important thing in this article is now further and more thorough research based on both primary (in case, you have missed any - something I do not believe) and (most importantly) secondary sources. This is I believe the main problem that impeded FA promotion.

The prose looked and looks to me fine. It has been copy-edited by an excellent copy-editor, and it has been well worked by the main editor. Maybe, a second addition external copy-editing wouldn't hurt. In some of my articles, I have asked the assistance of more than one copy-editors.

More photos incoroporated in the article (not just "external photos") would help the article to "show" better. It is not the most important thing, but it definitely matters.

I promise I'll soon read the article once again in detail, but I really think (and I agree on that with Kirill) that what it really needs now is "fresh eyes", which will feed it with "fresh nurture": fresh ideas and fresh conceptions. The article is definitely on the right track, but the FAC reviewers seemed to believe that it lacked the "spark" a FA has to have.--Yannismarou 19:47, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Sometimes the prose gets "choppy". See here for instance: "Nabis built new ships and besieged Gythium in 192 BC with a navy and an army. The Achean's sent an envoy to Rome with a request for help.[8] In response the Senate sent the praetor Atilius with a fleet to repel Nabis' attacks as well as an embassy headed by Flaminius.[8] The Achean's themselves under Philopoemon headed with their troops towards Gythium to try and relieve the city. The Achean fleet under Tiso seems to have been in a very bad shape as reportedly the flagship was so unseaworthy that it fell apart at the first assault." I think you should go from one event to the other, from one sentence to the other more "smoothly". And I think it is the "Acheans"; not the "Achean's".
  • Prose problem again: "The Roman's however did not strip Nabis of his power. His allegiance was assured with five hostages, amongst them his son Armenas.[32] However, the exiles were not restored to the city, but their Spartan wives, who had been remarried to former helots, were allowed to leave and rejoin their husbands.[32] The Roman's however did not strip Nabis of his rule." Repetition of the same forms of expression. And again: why "Roman's" and not "Romans"? Am I missing something here? I am not anymore sure, and, therefore, I did not correct here. I then see "his force's". Isn't it "his forces"?
  • Mixing styles that Piotrus points out in the references is a problem that can be easily be resolved: either adopt a common numbering ([1][2] etc.) for all your notes with no exception either divide the notes in "notes" and "citations", as I like to do (and Kirill doesn't!). It is up to you. Maybe a single numbering in a single "notes" section is the best solution for this particular article.--Yannismarou 09:26, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Piotrus

A map of troop movements would be invaluable. There seem to be some confusion between notes (two systems) and references, please streamline.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  20:10, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Would any one be able to make a map about the troop movement? Kyriakos 20:27, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanatosimii

I haven't looked at it yet but I plan on giving it a thorough going over tomorrow. Do you want copyedit/prose concerns adressed, or were the objections that lead to your withdrawl more content oriented? Thanatosimii 05:16, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
The big problem is and was the prose. Wandalstouring 01:17, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Rhodes blood libel

This is a GA now, and I'm looking forward to advice on how this article could be improved further so that it could be nominated for FA. Beit Or 19:07, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

  • Please see automated peer review suggestions here. Thanks, AZ t 21:54, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
    • Looks good so far - obviously a lot of work has gone into this and it reads well for the most part. Some suggestions: Headers and subheaders are not supposed to repeat the title (so "Jewish community of Rhodes" would just be "Jewish community". Not sure how to reword "Blood libel against the Jews in the Ottoman Empire" - maybe just "Jews in the Ottoman Empire" or "Accusations against Jews in the..." or "Previous cases in the...". I would make sure dates are included, so Mehmet II is referenced, but no dates given in the article, or give the dates for the start and end of the blockade. Repeat dates in new sections or even paragraphs to help keep the chronology clear. I would also list items chronologically (Antioch in 1826 before Aleppo in 1840). You might want to summarize the Damscus affair briefly in that section. "Rotschild" is not spelled correctly in a few places. Finally, you might want to have some sort of section at the end on legacy of this - what effect did it have in the years following, was it influential in literature or art, or did it cause people to work for increased freedoms after? Hope this helps, Ruhrfisch 03:00, 19 December 2006 (UTC)
    • I added a bit above, here are a few more suggestions. I would add the date / timing of Passover that year. Montefiore shows up with very little transition or explanation - maybe add a few sentences to put him in context. I assume the missing child was never found - if so say so near the end. Legacy could at least refer to subsequent cases. Ruhrfisch 12:53, 19 December 2006 (UTC)
    • Final thought - would a map of the area showing Rhodes and Istanbul and other places important to the story help? Ruhrfisch 18:10, 19 December 2006 (UTC)
  • I agree with Ruhrfisch about breifly summarizing the Damascus affair, and later consequences, maybe on the development/perceptions of anti-Semitism in the later 19th century. Knowing nothing about this before I read about it here, I was struck by how the European diplomatic community (and the Turkish officials as well) seemed to be working at cross purposes, some joining in the persecution and others advocating for the Jews. I wonder if there is anything there to be mentioned or linked, that would not dilute the focus of the article. Tom Harrison Talk 14:20, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

Ford BA Falcon

Please write what you think about this article if there is anything that i have missed please tell me. Senators 01:18, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

There is a lot wrong with this article - too much to spell out in detail.
  • This image Image:55142 3mg.jpg is an unnecessary 'fair use' image. You already have photos of the car - it only ceased production last year so there is ample prospect for obtaining new photos. Fair use does not apply under these circumstances - so this photo has to go.
  • There is a confusing switch of tenses in the introduction: "the car is manufactured by..." - yet the car ceased production over a year ago. This confusion of tenses pervades the article. There are still switches of tense throughout the remainder of the article.
  • The quality of spelling, punctuation and grammar needs a lot of work. Elementary mistakes like 'where' instead of 'were'...or: In the BA range there is six models (are six models!). There are far too many problems to list here - the entire article needs a thorough copy-edit.
  • There are many unlinked terms, eg: The ANCAP gave the car 4 out of 5 stars - what the heck is 'ANCAP'?!? Even fairly obvious terms such as 'LCD' need to be either linked or expanded (eg 'liquid crystal display (LCD)').
  • Also, there many weasel-words: (people speculate that... - which people?
  • Factual/technical problems: therfore the car may use an extra 1.5 liters of fuel in the real environment - 1.5 liters over the life of the car? 1.5 liters per day? 1.5 liters per kilometer? What?
  • When you use metric measurements, please put the imperial equivelents in brackets afterwards.
  • SPELL CHECK THIS ARTICLE! There is no excuse for desinged, whanted, etc.
  • Some things are clearly nonsense: the driver moves the gear stick to the left and the vehicle will change gears according to the driver's liking and acceleration. The car is not telepathic - it doesn't know the 'driver's liking'. Tell us what it actually does.
  • You tell us that they were to hard to get in to because a user's head would always hit the top - always'?!? Even little old ladies? People afflicted with dwarfism that are only 3 feet tall? No - of course not - this is a ridiculous statement. The article is full of junk like that. This is an encyclopedia - you have to be really, really careful about exaggerating. Keep to the actual facts.
  • The level of detail in the article fluctuates wildly. You tell us microscopic details such as how the colour of the knobs on the radio changed from one version of the car to another - yet you never tell us fundamental things like what size wheels the thing has. I'm not saying that we need all of that other stuff - but if you are writing a high-ish level article then please leave out the silly little details and if you are attempting an unbelievably detailed description then we need a lot more detail about the rest of the car!
As I said, this article needs a heck of a lot of work.
SteveBaker 03:58, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
The article has improved immensely over the last few days. I've struck out the things from my list of comments (above) that have now been fixed - but the language use is still very sloppy - there are lots of grammatical and punctuation problems remaining. I wouldn't want to accept this as a WP:GA. SteveBaker 02:22, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

From SG

I was requested to review this article for GA status: I don't participate in GA, but can review it anyway. I fixed some things.

  • Heading, Performance and Handling, see WP:MOS, WP:MSH, should be Performance and handling.
  • Wikipedia is not a reliable source ( Ford Falcon. en.wikipedia.org. Retrieved on December 11, 2006. )
  • Awards section needs references.
  • News articles need publication dates on footnotes.

Didn't have time to read the article. Sandy (Talk) 02:29, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Ford BA Falcon

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  • Per Wikipedia:Context and Wikipedia:Manual of Style (dates), months and days of the week generally should not be linked. Years, decades, and centuries can be linked if they provide context for the article.[?]
  • Per Wikipedia:Manual of Style (numbers), there should be a non-breaking space - &nbsp; between a number and the unit of measurement. For example, instead of 470 Nm, use 470 Nm, which when you are editing the page, should look like: 470&nbsp;Nm.[?]
  • Per Wikipedia:Manual of Style (numbers), please spell out source units of measurements in text; for example, the Moon is 380,000 kilometres (240,000 mi) from Earth.[?] Specifically, an example is 470 Nm.
  • Per Wikipedia:Context and Wikipedia:Build the web, years with full dates should be linked; for example, link January 15, 2006.[?]
  • Watch for redundancies that make the article too wordy instead of being crisp and concise. (You may wish to try Tony1's redundancy exercises.)
    • While additive terms like “also”, “in addition”, “additionally”, “moreover”, and “furthermore” may sometimes be useful, overusing them when they aren't necessary can instead detract from the brilliancy of the article. This article has 16 additive terms, a bit too much.
    • Vague terms of size often are unnecessary and redundant - “some”, “a variety/number/majority of”, “several”, “a few”, “many”, “any”, and “all”. For example, “All pigs are pink, so we thought of a number of ways to turn them green.”

The Little Shop of Horrors

Famous and important cult film. Any thoughts on the article? (Ibaranoff24 07:20, 8 December 2006 (UTC))

  • Reception section? Cbrown1023 03:20, 9 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Disambiguatrion issues? Too many references to "little shop of horrors" without being clear which version (1960, 1982 musical, 1986) is meant? FT2 (Talk | email) 02:03, 10 December 2006 (UTC)
    • You moved it, so I renamed the section... but we don't need to move this page too... Cbrown1023 04:19, 10 December 2006 (UTC)
  • I'd like to see the cite templates implemented, or at least the equivalent information. (Retrieved, work, etc.) The JPStalk to me 13:22, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

Supernumerary

  • Less plot, more summary.
  • The lead is supposed to summarize the article, but this lead mentions the sequels, which never appear in the article proper.
  • The pictures really help the article, and they are properly licensed. Nice work there.
  • Standardize the cast section and move it up to after the plot per the style guidelines.
  • Use the cite web format for your sources.
  • Consider adding a "See also" section. (Roger Corman was the king of B-movies and should be put there.)
    • Um, try to avoid that... :) It's like a trivia section. A lot of people hate those (and trivia sections) and will be very sad to see it there. (by that I mean fail it for GA or not pass it on FA; they're real sticklers!!). Try to have all the links you need in the article itself. Cbrown1023 03:37, 9 December 2006 (UTC)
  • External links should be fleshed out with links to IMDB, rotten tomatoes, etc. Also, google video has the whole film uploaded, which definitely needs to be linked.
    • Make sure that you don't WP:SPAM either. None of the sites Supernumerary listed are "spam", but be aware of it. Cbrown1023 03:38, 9 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Does the film really star the 15 actors listed in the infobox? The article even says that Nicholson only had a bit part.
    • Second that definately! Cbrown1023 03:38, 9 December 2006 (UTC)
      • I cut it down to four, if more should be there, re add them. Cbrown1023 03:40, 9 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Wikilink full dates.
    • only full dates. Cbrown1023 03:38, 9 December 2006 (UTC)
  • I second the reception section.

Laxmi Prasad Devkota

Spent about half an hour wikifying this article today, removing copyvio stuff and trimming it down. Where do we go from here? RedRollerskate 16:24, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

  • Try expanding the lead to at least a couple of sentences. Talk about the period of writing and the influence he had on others in the lead then echo that in the body.
  • The early life is not written chronologically, and this might help its readability.
  • The line about the administration being against public education needs to focus either on his family, or use contrasting language (although the administration...) at the beginning.
  • Summarize his college education path with more flowing language. The writing is very choppy. The sentences are short and not well connected.
  • the linkage between his family tragedies and smoking is not obvious. This needs to be elaborated so that the link is clear and well justified.
  • watch out for where adjective phrases end up "three inches of cancerous colon was removed in India" is an example of an out-of-place phrase.
  • his productivity is lost on those of us who do not know the works to which the article refers
  • perhaps add some comments from critical analysis of his works? --Chrispounds 23:23, 23 December 2006 (UTC)
Thank you! RedRollerskate 16:07, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

Yannismarou

  • Expanding the lead per WP:LEAD.
  • Trying to find at least one photo for the infobox.
  • Adding inline citations per WP:CITE.
  • Expanding the sections from "Caree" and on, because there is not a good balance now.
  • Trying to find verifiable and esteemed sources; preferably printed, if there are any available.

And this is just the beginning. When you are done with this stuff, come back!--Yannismarou 20:01, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks! I'm hoping I can get this up to a B-class (can't decide if it's Start or Stub right now). Part of my plan for today is to head to the library and see if they have anything on him. RedRollerskate 20:31, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

Pauline Johnson

This article has been recently touched up with copyediting and additional photos. Personally, I think it's ready for a GA nomination, but thought I should try it here first. It's also been nominated as the "Showcase article" for the Portal:Vancouver. Any feedback would be appeciated. Bobanny 00:08, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

Here are some suggestions:

  1. Don't use the article title in section headings:"Pauline Johnson’s early life and education" should become "Early life and education"
  2. Some of the 'works cited' and 'external links' should be incorporated in the article using references style
  3. Dig up ISBN codes for the booke cited, as well as for her bibliography (For example The Moccasin Maker is ISBN 0-66-573499-9 )

--Qyd 00:39, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, Qyd. I did these best I could: trimmed down external links, merged project gutenberg links in the bibliography, and dug up ISBNs where they exist. Bobanny 02:41, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

Hey there. I made some small copyedits, but I must admit to very limited knowledge on this topic. Here are some immediate reactions that might help:

  1. In her family life, it is mentioned that Dan Hansen was baptised, but it isn't specified into which religion he was baptised. There is later reference to working with Anglicans, but I think it might be better if it were to be specified earlier.
  2. Same section - there is a mention of working as a translator "on Six Nations". I realize that the grammar can imply different things about the status of the place in question, so I didn't try to edit it, but I don't think it's correct as is. Perhaps "within the Six Nations community" or "in Six Nations territory" ? Even "at Six Nations" strikes me as better...
  3. Literary and Stage Career - "...contributed to the critical mass of Canadian authors who were constructing a distinct national literature." I feel like this should have a reference. The references in this article are, in general, pretty good, and the rest of the article is, in many ways, an argument for the validity of this statement, but if there were to be one that could be found easily, I think it would improve the article.

Hope this helps! AshleyMorton 13:26, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

I couldn't find a reference to specify Hansen's baptism, but I fixed the Six Nations sentence and added another source that situates Johnson in the emerging Canadian nationalist literture. Thanks for your feedback, Bobanny 18:09, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Please see automated peer review suggestions here. Thanks, AZ t 21:36, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

Well written article, learned something new today...only drawback on first impression, I'd prefer citations using ref tags, even CSS cite tags (which I can't stand), rather than Harvard style citations. —ExplorerCDT 07:10, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Hi, just skimmed the article and I think it's a great article overall. My problem though is the Family History section. I would say that that section isn't not entirely necessary. TonyJoe 23:36, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

    • Thanks for the feedback. This article has also been peer reviewed at the biography project here and both the citations and family section came up there as well. I agree and will change them both when I get a chance. Bobanny 03:32, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Charles Edward Magoon

This article which I have expanded from a stub has recently been rated as 'A'. At this point, I would like to know what I can improve on to make it 'FA' and whether such a biography can be made into FA. This is the first article where I've really tried to polish it as well as possible. I hope to gain experience as it runs through the process to make my future polished articles better as well. JRP 23:15, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Christopher C. Kraft, Jr.

This article was recently peer reviewed by the Biography WikiProject, but I am trying to gather as many opinions as possible before nominating it as a FAC. Any comments or suggestions would be gratefully received. MLilburne 23:14, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

This was a fascinating article, and an absolute pleasure to review! Here's just about everything I could suggest (and I had to get VERY nitpicky to find anything at all):
  1. He was also a keen baseball player and continued to play baseball in college, where one year he had a batting average of .340.
  2. I corrected a few misplaced commas due to independent clauses. For example: In 1942, Kraft began his studies at Virginia Tech, and became a member of the Corps of Cadets. The comma is only necessary if both parts of the sentences are independent clauses (i.e. they could be a complete sentence). You can a) drop the comma, or b) change the second phrase to "Tech, he became a member ...". I tried to correct most of the ones I saw, but if you see any more they should be fixed.
  3. When, on arrival at Chance Vought, he was told that he could not be inducted without his birth certificate: Purely curiousity, why didn't he have his birth certificate?
  4. After the flight, astronaut John Glenn, in the words of Time Magazine, "affirm[ed] the superiority of astronauts over chimponauts," It's a bit awkward because they're actually Glenn's words in Time Magazine. I believe what the article means to say here is: In Time Magazine after the flight, astronaut John Glenn, "affirm[ed] the superiority..."
This is the only point I disagree with, as I've checked the article, and they are indeed the words of Time Magazine rather than Glenn.
  1. Last thing, ultra-super nitpicky: Commas after very short introductory phrases (e.g. "In 1942, something happened.") are superfluous, though in very common usage. I wouldn't change anything unless a) it comes up again in your FAC review, or b) you are as incredibly anal as I am.
I think that was just about everything I could find. Good luck with everything, thank you for the delightful read!--Will.i.am 11:56, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
Oh, and can you make the notes come out as two columns? Especially because some of the notes are rather short. I saw you had done this with the Challenger article and think it's a great idea. cheers!--Will.i.am 12:23, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
Thanks very much for the comments, they're very helpful! I'm sorry that I wasn't able to respond sooner, but I've been ill for a couple of days so wasn't able to get to the computer. I'll now make the changes you've suggested. MLilburne 17:34, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Matisyahu

  • The article has recently undergone some fairly significant rewriting and improvement, I'd like some feedback as to other areas of the article that could be improved in the hopes of nominating it for good article status soon. Thanks for your input! -- Chabuk T • C ] 06:12, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

User:Yannismarou

Nice, but it still needs work. This is my review:

  • Inconsistency in the inline citations. They should always go straight after (without a gap) the puntuation mark.
  • Avoid the external jumps. Turn these links into proper inline citations.
  • "He counts Bob Marley, Phish, God Street Wine and Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach among his musical inspirations and gives credit to Rabbi Simon Jacobson's book Toward a Meaningful Life for the lyrical inspiration to Youth's title track. Matisyahu does not perform in concert on Friday nights in observance of the Jewish Sabbath." Both assessments need citing.
  • Avoid the stubby often one-sentence paragraphs.
  • Fix the {{fact}]s, and try to have at least one citation in each paragraph.
  • Biography is a long section; you could divide it into sub-sections. Check also Structure of the article and WP:LAYOUT in general. After all what you call "Biography section" is not really biographic: you mix, early years (biographic), career (biographic as well), and stylistic, musical comments (artistic). I suggest that you divide these sections (biographic (early years, career) - artistic), and, then, you further develop them with additional infos and properly cite them.
  • "Most of ... derived from hip-ho". The prose in this long paragraph looks to me choppy. Many short sentences, not well-connected, with a problematic prose and seamless jumps from one point to the other.
  • "Matisyahu is married to Tahlia Miller, the couple have two sons." This sentence looks lost in the middle of a desert! Do something with it. Place it in the right context.
  • "Origin of his name" is uncited.
  • Alphabetize categories at the end of the article.--Yannismarou 19:38, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the tips, I'll get right on them! -- Chabuk T • C ] 21:51, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Done! Thanks. -- Chabuk T • C ] 23:15, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

Life of Joseph Smith, Jr. from 1827 to 1830

I'd like a good going-over for this heavily-cited article. Nearly all the referenced works are online, and there are links to them. This may seem like a very narrow article, but it's actually a very important part of the biography of Joseph Smith, Jr., for which a lot has been written by historians. Want to achieve FA status, like its sister article Early life of Joseph Smith, Jr., which was featured on the front page. COGDEN 02:06, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Yannismarou

Wow! Great! Excellent work! Some suggestions:

  • I think the lead could be a bit more expanded per WP:LEAD. The article is quite long and I don't think that two very short paragraphs offer a comprehensive summary.
(Addressed. COGDEN 23:08, 8 January 2007 (UTC))
  • "Once Smith said he had obtained the Golden Plates from the angel Moroni": I know the article discusses a part of Smith's life, but IMO the way it starts, its very first sentence after the lead is a bit abrupt.
(Addressed. COGDEN 23:08, 8 January 2007 (UTC))
  • The article is heavily referenced and this is a nice think. But often these references are in the middle of the sentences, and interrupt the prose in a bad way. Couldn't they be (at least some of them) combined somehow, so as to avoid excessive interruptions in the middle of the sentences?
  • Some minor format inconsistencies again with the citations. Compare these two cases which are the same, but in the first one we have one parenthesis and a combined citation, which does not happen in the second one: "( Smith 1853, p. 113; Roberts 1902, p. 19)", "(Howe 1834, p. 264); (Jesee 1976, p. 3)".
  • You say too often "reportedly". It becomes tiring.
  • "Smith loses 116 manuscript pages, and his gift to translate", "Early transcription and translation in Harmony, Pennsylvania": I do not know if headings like these ones are in accord with WP:MSH. I quote from there: "In general, heading titles should be nouns or noun phrases. See also is an exception to this rule. Thus "Effects of the wild", not "About the effects of the wild". "The", "a" and "an" should be omitted from the beginning of heading titles. Thus "Mammals", not "The mammals". Avoid restating the subject of the article or of an enclosing section in heading titles. It is assumed that you are writing about the same subject, so you usually do not need to refer to it again. Thus "Early life", not "His early life"."
(Addressed. COGDEN 19:55, 10 January 2007 (UTC))
  • Avoid disamb. links like Lehi (fixed that one).
(I think that's addressed. COGDEN 21:04, 10 January 2007 (UTC))
(I think that's addressed, although I don't want readers to have to cross section boundaries to find a link. I think I have about one wikilink per section now. COGDEN 21:04, 10 January 2007 (UTC))
  • "Meanwhile, a group of people in Harmony began to threaten the progress of Smith's translation." How? What did they do? Vague.
  • Oups! What is that: "Smith deposited a copy of the title page in Utica, New York[citation needed] ". Fix [citation needed]. And another one: "He also attempted unsuccessfully to have acquaintances pre-order copies of the Book of Mormon [citation needed]." And a wholke paragraph: "Later in January 1830, a group of Palmyra citizens passed a resolution calling for a local boycott of the Book of Mormon (Smith 1853, p. 150). As a result, E.B. Grandin stopped printing in January 1830.[citation needed] In addition, Martin Harris was coming to realize that the full share of the $3000 cost of printing the book would fall on his shoulders when it came due in early 1831, and under the prodding of his wife Lucy, was considering breaching his contract to pay his share.[citation needed] In response, Smith traveled once again from Harmony, Pennsylvania to Palmyra, and placated Harris by entering into a contract on January 16, 1830 stating: "I hereby agree that Martin Harris shall have an equal priveledge with me and my friends of selling the Book of Mormon of the edition now printing by Egbert B. Grandin until enough of them shall be sold to pay for the printing of the same" (Smith 1830a). Smith and Harris then went to Grandin's office, and convinced Grandin to resume printing (Smith 1853, p. 150–151), which he did on January 26, 1830.[citation needed]" And in note 19:"The factual accuracy of this second-hand account by Addison Everett has been questioned, as there are some anachronisms.[citation needed]". And 13:"Some commentators interpret the Book of Mormon to contain anti-Masonic references [citation needed]". And 22: "Although the intended destination was west of the Mississippi, where Andrew Jackson had recently relocated several Native American tribes, the delegation didn't make it that far.[citation needed]".
  • "the Book of Mormon of the edition now printing by Egbert B. Grandin until enough of them shall be sold to pay for the printing of the same" (Smith 1830a)" Isn't there a page number here?
  • Again Native Americans leads to a disambiguation page. Lamanites=Native Americans? Is that correct, because that is what I understand from the text.
  • "Smith then dictated a series of revelations chastizing David Whitmer" Who was he and why chastizing him? How chastizing him? What did he do wrong?
  • "Although the baptisms were performed after dark "because of persecution"" What persecution? Who persecuted them and how in this particular case?
  • "Although Smith did not give a date for this event, it could have occurred during this time when he was thinking about exorcisms and appearances of the devil near the Susquehanna." Citation please?

--Yannismarou 15:43, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Great comments. Thanks. I'll start addressing them. COGDEN 19:26, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Dannii Minogue

Dannii Minogue is a popular Australian singer, songwriter, actress and fashion designer. I did a massive rewrite on the article and would like a peer review and any suggestion which would improve it to raise it to FA quality. -- Underneath-it-All 04:19, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Yannismarou

Very nice. I think it is in the right path for FA status. This is my review:

  • The lead looks fine. Personally, I would also mention there that she is Kylie Minogue's sister.
  • "nationwide concert tours.[2][3]" Minor, but since this was the only place in the article I saw citations in a row, I would suggest that you combine them in one citation. Check Tourette Syndrome or Battle of Edson's Ridge for nice ways to do that.
  • "which the Daily Mirror described as a "bass-bumping, shuddering return",[11]" - ""a nice serene and dreamy vocal on the dance floor anthem"[13],", ""snip snapping house beats and '80s flecked synths",[18]", "the cancer diagnoses of her sister Kylie Minogue and an unnamed friend[19],", ""lacks true conviction as she ploughs through the lines without capturing their full force"[24],": Sometimes the citation is before the quot mark; sometimes after. There are some inconsistencies.
  • "It consisted of 1980s inspired pop–dance songs and provided Minogue with some of the strongest reviews of her career." What reviews about her. In the following sentences I just read about one review about one of her songs.
  • "Singles "I Begin to Wonder" and "Don't Wanna Lose This Feeling" were substantial successes on the U.S. dance charts, and established Minogue's presence in the mainstream North American market." This looks to me like an assessment deserving his own citation(s). I added a [citation needed].
  • I see that you interrupt the sentences very often with inline citations. I recommend that you do that only when it is absolutely necessary for emphasis; otherwise put them at the end of the sentences.
  • "The film was not well received by audiences or critics", "The musical was not well received by British critics who called it "lame" and its songs "reminiscent of [the] Eurovision song contest"". Repetition of the same forms of expression. I would prefer a better variety of expression.
  • "In 2001, Minogue also appeared in the controversial stage play The Vagina Monologues, which co-starred Kika Markham and Meera Syal." Why was that controversial? Explain? Had the controversiality to do anything with Minogue? Explain a bit.
  • "In 2002, the British National Party ... called it a "harmless girls' night out". I think that all this paragraph has nothing to do with personal life but with "Personal beliefs" or "controversies" about her person. I would create a seperate section.
  • Is the "See also" section necessasry? Can't you incorporate these 3 links in the main text?
  • In references I see no printed sources, but I guess this is an inherent problem of actors', singers' etc. biographies.--Yannismarou 09:56, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for your review! I've made some changes already and will make some more later today. Some of the magazines that are cited in the article were printed sources, but since there was a scan available online I linked to it instead. -- Underneath-it-All 17:10, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Plek's comments

It's a good article, but there's definitely room for improvement. I like the general structure, the extensive notes, and the lack of obvious fluff (i.e. a "Trivia" section). The article also seems to touch on most of the notable things she's done.

My main criticism of the article is that it's very "descriptive" as opposed to "explanatory." It mainly describes what she has done, but hardly ever explores her motivations for doing so. Thus, the main body of the article gets a bit repetitive with lots of "and then she did this, and then she did that..." constructs. Yes, people are defined by their actions, but a biographical article can be made more interesting by exploring some of the "whys" behind those actions.

My suggestion would be to take a (small) number of Dannii's career moves and personal events, and to try to find out what her reasons were for making those moves, or what her reactions to those events were. The article already does this with her Playboy session, but it could also be applied to (for instance):

  • her move to the dance music scene,
  • beginning her acting/stage career,
  • the ambassadorship for the Terence Higgins Trust, and
  • her reaction to Kylie's breast cancer (currently, all the article says about this is that she released a single inspired by her sister's diagnosis; I'm sure that it definitely had a greater impact on her than just that).

You could try to illustrate things by using information gleaned from interviews and other statements she made. This would also have the effect of shifting the article's viewpoint from the predominantly third-person view it has now to a more mixed third/first person view. I think this will help to make the article more involving, personal and interesting.

Some other notes:

  • Live performances and concert tours: it seems the "Recording and performing career" section tells mostly about her recording work. Did she ever do a concert tour? Is there anything to say about her live performances?
  • The "Controversies" section: is she really such a controversial person that a separate section is warranted? It might be better to move these tidbits to other sections. I'm not sure.

Thanks, and good luck! --Plek 17:59, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the review. I've acted on your suggestions and have added the reasons behind many of her career moves. I'm still working on where to add how Kylie's diagnosis had an impact on her, but have found an interview in which she discusses it. The "controversies" has now been moved to the "Personal life" section under a sub-heading. -- Underneath-it-All 20:33, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Hamilton, Ontario

I have put over 60 edits into this article and branched many of the long sections off into sub articles. I am starting from the top and working my way down with including cited sources for the statements. The plan is to make sourced summaries for each section in accordance with the Wikiproject Cities template. After the main article is well sourced, I was hoping to take the sourced information and include it in the sub articles. Next step would be to improve the subs. At this time, I feel that I am making a lot of arbitrary decisions with this article and I would like to get a broader perspective on the goals I have set. I seek constructive criticism on this plan and suggestions on how we may be able to reach Feature Article status. Alan.ca 14:51, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

To begin with: Start populating the history, geography and Law & Government sections. They are currently too small. I'll comment more on the same as soon as I get my internet connection to stabalise. =Nichalp «Talk»= 14:55, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

Review by =Nichalp «Talk»=

History

  • Needs at least six paragraphs in summary form. Needs to mention key events that shaped the city. History needs to be written in a companded manner (ie the number of events in the 19th century should be more or less equal to less than events in the last two decades. In short, the chronology of historical events should be exponential rather than linear.)
  • Wikify long dates February 13th of 1833 --> February 13, 1833. See WP:DATE

Geography

  • Altitude, climate, average temperatures, precipitation, extreme temperatures, geology (what soil?), vegetation, city neighbourhoods (approximate layout of the city)
  • Geo cordinates

Economy

  • Move this section so that it immediately follows the Geography.
  • Remove subheadings
  • 'Foreign' should not be used; it should be substituted by something like 'not born in Canada'
  • What about languages spoken?
  • Move the infobox to the right
  • Residents of Hamilton are called?
  • blue collar rush hour -- 6:30am, 3:30pm and 11:30pm -- not essential
  • Mention the major occupation of the city residents
  • Economic history could be added

Law & Government

  • Change to =Government=
  • Include the jurisdiction. Who administers the city?
  • Relation & contribution of the city wrt to provincial government and national government.
  • Police and Fire services
  • Mayor etc
  • Political control of the city

Education

  • Should be in prose and not list.
  • No external links in the section
  • should mention everything from school to university education. Levels of education etc. See Mumbai

Sites of Interest

  • Add content in =culture=

Sports

  • Summarise and remove quotes and choppy sentences
  • Move to culture

Media Newsapers, News channels, radio channels (in prose)

Culture

  • Food (unique to the city)
  • Festivals
  • Museums
  • Art and entertainment
  • Sister cities

See also

  • Prune the list

External links

  • Prune. Only list links that talk about the city as a whole (history, geography etc) rather than links like Port Authority etc.

Other info

  • Gif images to be convered to png, better still SVG
  • Please request the flag to be converted to SVG.
  • Convert red links to stubs
  • Thumb images (without set pixels). Avoid left-aligned images
  • An image of Hamilton wrt the location in Canada would be most useful to the international audience
  • This article refers to the ... of Hamilton, Ontario. -- {[tl|otheruses}] would suffice
  • Lead needs to summarise the entire article, including the name of the city.
  • If possible, a map of the city (svg format) would be a welcome addition.
  • Ambitious City, Steeltown, the Hammer, and the Lunchbucket City - proper nouns, wikify
  • In a section the {{main}} should precede the location of the image. (Economy section)
  • Please check the Manual of Style when dealing with units. Non-breaking spaces (&nbsp;) should be used
  • Please use Wikipedia:Citation templates to cite your references. A specific class should be the DIV dag. See Indian Standard Time

Regards, =Nichalp «Talk»= 09:15, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

University of Wisconsin-Madison

I want this article to be featured, and it need clean-up work. Lead may need to be longer, maybe more cites, external links definitely needs to be cleaned up and shortened. Any other comments or ideas will be appreciated! Lordmontu 04:46, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

Just a few suggestions:

  • The intro needs to be expanded a bit. See WP:LEAD.
  • A lot of claims in the article are not cited. Also, many of the things that are sourced are done in different styles. One uniform style should be used throughout the article. See WP:CITE.
  • The external links section needs to be tidied, as it is too large.
  • Some sections, such as the one on the Music Hall, need to be expanded.

-- Underneath-it-All 20:05, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

Okinotorishima

Very touchy subject between China and Japan. This article has been subject to a lot of pov-pushing from both sides, and I'd like to draw some neutral eyes to the article. Also could use some suggestions for general form and content. savidan(talk) (e@) 23:29, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

  • The statement "In 1931, confirming that no other countries had claimed the reefs, Japan declared it Japanese territory, placing it under the jurisdiction of the City of Tokyo, ... ." needs clarification. In the article, "City of Tokyo" links to the article Tokyo, but in 1931, the City of Tokyo was different from what is now Tokyo (prefecture). (See the article Tokyo City.) Two entities had the name Tokyo: a city and a prefecture. The city is defunct as a governmental organization, having been abolished in 1943, whereas the prefecture is the predecessor of the present-day Tokyo. So the question is, did Japan place it under the jurisdiction of Tokyo the city, or of Tokyo the prefecture? Fg2 07:41, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

List of countries by murder rate

Suggestions on how to get it to featured list level? Change it back to newest at the top (which like newspaper articles will have what people are looking for at the top, but isn't very encyclopedic)? -- Jeandré, 2006-12-24t20:52z

Wow, great list. One little thing I can think of is making a bigger key for the colors as the one in the picture is small. Also looking at other featured lists, they tend to have larger leads that are one or two paragraphs. --Banana04131 22:56, 24 December 2006 (UTC)
I've added a key table, and added some gender info text. -- Jeandré, 2006-12-25t19:30z
Inline citations go after punctuation, like so.[1] Seegoon 20:10, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

James Brown

Wikipedia:Peer review/James Brown/archive1

Requesting a second peer review of the James Brown article after a major rewrite and revision of existing content. At the last peer review, the article was rated previously at B-Class quality and, on February 4, 2007, the article was upgraded to A-Class quality.

After a major revision of the James Brown article (with new material added and extensive references to sources), the article still needs the following information:

  • James Brown's civic activities that he was well known for in his hometown Augusta, GA (in particular, Christmas toy drives (he participated in his last one 3 days before he died) and Thanksgiving turkey giveaway)
  • His political activism during the Civil Rights era (particularly in 1968 during the riots and info that mentions Boston concert that was televised on TV at request of mayor)
  • His politics, particularly with a brief mention of both Hubert Humphrey and Richard Nixon.

* Memorial services (especially since the event was nationally (internationally?) televised on CNN; event was held at the Apollo Theater and at the James Brown Arena; notable celebrities who attended event, esp. those that JB mentored through the years) (edit by Lwalt ♦ talk 09:25, 13 August 2007 (UTC))

Although this article is already considered "long" (approaching 80K), this missing information is important for this article, and the information should be at least included in the article to in some form since these events were notable. In spite of this missing information, this article is the "featured article" on the Music Portal for February 2007. lwalt 09:52, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

  • Please see automated peer review suggestions here. Thanks, APR t 23:04, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

Psycho (1960 film)

This was the recent Cinema Colaboration of the Week, and has improved tremendously, mostly thanks to two dedicated users who worked away at the article tirelessly (I only made a few contributions here or there). Now that the CCOTW is over for this article, I thought I'd nominate it for general peer review to see if there's anything we missed, and to get some "outsider" opinions. Thanks, Green451 22:17, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

  • Overall, it's a very good and informative article; the users clearly put a lot of time into it. So the only issues I have with the article are really quibbles. The article seems at times to veer into too much detail; one that caught my eye especially was the reference to where the sets were located in the Pre-production section. There is a reference to WikiMapia there with exact coordinates, which I think is superfluous, as well as a reference to the sets being used to film the Phantom of the Opera – is that information really necessary?
  • Also, the Interpretation section stuck out because the rest of the sections are incredibly detailed while it's short and reads like a list. It probably needs to be rewritten in better prose form. There are also many references to Psycho's greatness. While I'm not about to argue with that distinction, by Wikipedia's NPOV policy, the facts should be allowed to speak for themselves, so Psycho's greatness should probably be directly mentioned in only the lead section. The opening paragraph for Popular Culture, for this reason, should be edited to be more neutral and less repetitive such as, say, "As one of Hitchcock's most analyzed films, Psycho has frequently been referenced and spoofed in the popular media, especially the shower scene, complete with shrieking violins."
    • The reason it reads like a list is because it is a list in the book. I tried, unsuccessfully, to convert it.--Supernumerary 07:02, 10 December 2006 (UTC)
  • The article also might need style editing, although I kind of skimmed over it, so I don't know how much needs to be gone over.
  • That's pretty much I can think of for this article. As I said before, it's an excellent article, but hey, even excellent articles have room for improvement. I hope this helps. Breed Zona 05:14, 10 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Please see automated peer review suggestions here. Thanks, AZ t 21:35, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

From SG

I started to review this article, and the first thing I encountered was the absurd tag from Wikipedia:WikiProject Extra-Long Article Committee. Since the article has only 38 KB prose (something the committee members don't seem to be calculating), I removed the tag. It has been reinstated. Good luck trying to write a well-cited article in under 30KB overall, as this committee wants. I guess you're stalled for now. If that gets resolved, I'll be glad to review, since it seems to be a well-referenced article. Sandy (Talk) 09:19, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

That seems to be resolved: I spent some time in the article, making adjustments for WP:LAYOUT, WP:MOS and footnote placement per WP:FN - where to place footnotes. I also consolidated some of the references, used more named refs, and removed some of the cite templates just to show how awkward they are (they result in irregular punctuation) and how much they chunk up the size. (Several of the templates were wrong: when you use cite web for a news source, the formatting comes out wrong - cite news should be used. Those all need to be checked.)

  • In terms of size, I don't believe it's an issue, but the non-encyclopedic sections are an issue on FAC, and if they are spun off to a daughter article, that should resolve any size questions. The trivia and popular culture sections (trivia by definition is not encyclopedic) could be written into a daughter article, and linked back to the main article via summary style. If those sections stay in the article, they'll have to be significantly rewritten before approaching WP:FAC. Sequels and remakes could also be a separate article, if needed. Other than that, the size doesn't seem to be a problem. (And if you convert the rest of the cite templates, as I started doing, you'll probably lose 2 more KB, on top of the 2KB I already lost.)
  • Under Sequels and remakes, there's a strange placement of a Further template: those usually go at the top of the section.
  • In pre-production, not sure map is needed: California and are a regular attraction on the studio's tour - see WikiMapia {Coordinates: 34°8'12"N 118°20'48"W}.[17]
  • See WP:LEAD - the lead should be a compelling, 3-paragraph summary of the article - it could use some work.

That's everything I saw in terms of article structure. On prose:

  • The lead isn't brilliant - the first two sentences are kinda boring, stubby, factual sentences that don't intrigue and draw in the reader. Why is Shower Scene capitalized? There's a typo in the second paragraph of the lead, indicating the need for a serious copyedit of the entire article before approaching FAC
    • Today it is regarded as one of Hitchcock's best films and highly praised as a work of cinematic art by international critics, Psycho is also acclaimed as one of the most effective horror films.
  • At the end of the WP:WIAFA you'll find links to helpful tips, as well as to Tony's exercises to reducing redundancy in the text.
  • Moving on, the first text in the article body is not compellingly written:
    • The movie opens on discreet lovers Marion Crane (Leigh) and Sam Loomis (Gavin). Until Sam's finances improve, the two cannot marry.
  • Working on prose and grammar aren't my strong points, but after all the basics are cleaned up and several of the regular editors have followed all of the prose advice on the WIAFA page, I suggest you all seek an uninvolved copyeditor to run through the entire prose.

Good luck !! Sandy (Talk) 02:07, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

  • Well done on the improvements. There are a couple of list heavy sections that should be turned into prose. The 'trivia' section should be dispatched to the bottom of a very deep swamp. Much of what is in there can be located elsewhere in the article. The JPStalk to me 22:22, 17 December 2006 (UTC)


I think the article has some very good things and I'd love to see it made even better - it's a logical candidate for FAC at some point in the future. Well done on all the work done so far. These are my concerns:

  • the overall writing is good but needs a thorough copy edit. There are examples of repetition. eg. the word "jovial" is used twice in one paragraph. I'll go through as time permits but the more people reading and re-reading the article, the better.
  • the lead paragraph needs to be rewritten. The sentence ""The Shower Scene" has been studied, discussed, and referenced countless times in books, articles, and film courses with debate focusing on why it is so terrifying and how it was produced, including how it passed the censors and who directed it" is long and confusing. The lead section should be a summary of the article and I don't think it is. I don't think it's going to be difficult to fix, but the article should be fixed first and then the lead should be easy to adapt based on how the article reads in its "complete" state.
  • some POV issues. Describing the film as terrifying is fine when attributed, but it is mentioned without attribution in the article. This can be easily fixed and is but one example.
  • From "Production" - "There are many stories about the making of the film, so it is not always easy to distinguish fact from legend." Should be removed. We should be aiming to write a definitive, authoritative article, so prefacing a section with this kind of comment makes it appear that we are unsure of the facts. This is wrong - a lot of factual information is sourced, and even "legends" and "rumours" can be discussed correctly with sources. We can do this confidently, so the sentence can and should be removed.
    • It's always bothered me, and I agree with you. It's been removed.--Supernumerary 04:32, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
  • There are too many examples of side comments being made in parenthesis. Most can be easily absorbed into the main text. The rest should be considered as trivial and removed.
  • Some of the images show no source. I think this needs to be addressed before they get deleted, because they do meet the "speedy deletion" criteria as they currently stand. The fair use rationales could possibly be tightened and made more specific, but establishing the source is crucial.
    • I've contacted the uploader about sources. I'll see what I can do about the rationales.--Supernumerary 04:42, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
      • I'll have a look at the rationales too as time permits. That's easy enough to sort out, but finding out where the images came from may not be so easy. I strongly feel that each rationale should be unique in that it should address why each particular image is individually relevant. Rossrs 09:38, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
  • From "Reception" - "Initial reviews of the film were mixed with about 60% of them negative." This is attributed to a Janet Leigh piece that I have not read, so I don't know in what context she made the comment. Was she quoting from some clearly defined statistic or was she pulling a number out of the air? Either way, the 60% figure is presented as a fact, and I would dispute that because it looks more like Leigh's opinion. Unless Janet Leigh was taking the figure from some kind of raw data, I don't think she is a reliable source in this regard. Furthermore I think it's far preferable to demonstrate the initial mixed reviews without necessarily providing a percentage figure.
    • She wasn't quoting from a source, but was just pulling number out of thin air.--Supernumerary 04:32, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
  • The lists about various AFI surveys and websites, should be converted into prose. I think it could be more selective. If it's number one on a particular list that's noteworthy and supports the statement that it's held in high regard. Stating that a quote is number 56 on a list, tells us nothing except that there are 55 other quotes out there that are "better". Keep only the noteworthy ones or rewrite it to address and demonstrate the film's overall notability rather than just give placings from a series of random lists and surveys.
  • I think the "Innovation in film" section should be absorbed into the "Production" section as it is kind of disjointed having a seperate section. Was this intentional? I ask because of the "spoiler" tag. A spoiler for this is redundant anyhow as there is a very large, detailed "shower scene" section which does not have a "spoiler tag". "Interpretation" section could be absorbed into filming or preproduction, as all of the comments seem to relate to Hitchcock's intent rather than to external critics analysis of the film, (which would be great, BTW), unless I'm misinterpreting Janet Leigh as a reference - once again, where is she getting her info from? It's presented in the article as a Wikipedia fact rather than attributing it to someone's interpretation. I've read similar interpretations of these scenes, particularly the bird references, attributed directly to Hitchcock and Stefano, so it's there right from the planning stage. If it was an external critique it would probably sit better as a subheader under "Reception". Perhaps "Reaction" would be a more all-encompassing header to put these points under as subheaders.
    • The interpretation section is taken entirely from Leigh's book. I personally think this article needs to incorporate more sources, as I wrote most of it using just Leigh because it was quick and easy. I started in on a much heavier book, but ran out of time and will to finish it.--Supernumerary 04:32, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
      • It would be interesting to convey a few different interpretations, but wouldn't it be interesting if there were notable people who agreed on interpretations. Rossrs 09:38, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Pop culture references should be delistified. Rossrs 01:14, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Armia Krajowa

A GA clas article, on GA review and with a debate resurrected from mediation archive going on. Comments appreciated, regarding the GA status, current debate and anything else that you think can be added/improved in the article.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  00:02, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Note: replied to comments below in small font.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  03:11, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Cla68

I think it's a really good article. A few suggestions:

  • Add more inline citations, at least one per paragraph (preferably at the end of each paragraph) should keep [citation needed] tags from being added all over the place.
Improved, but we still can use more.
  • More chronological details of World War II operations. I think that section should be expanded.
Expanded.
  • The "Structure and Membership" and other technical details that use tables might could go in a separate article in order not to interrupt the flow of the main article.
  • The Lithuanian section is so long that it might also stand as a separate article.
Done, although one user strongly objects, comments on talk page would be appreciated.

Cla68 02:41, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Kirill Lokshin

Quite nice, if a bit on the long side. Some general suggestions:

  • The lead ought to be a longer summary of the article; the current one-paragraph version doesn't really provide much. I'd also suggest looking at whether {{Infobox military unit}} would work here.
Lead expanded. I am not sure how to use the template in this case, though.
  • More citations would be helpful; at the very least, the outstanding requests need to be dealt with. (See WP:MILHIST#CITE for some more ideas on this.) Beyond that, the existing citations need to be cleaned up; the external links should be changed to proper footnotes, and the sections at the bottom may need some shuffling (is "Literature" meant to be "Further reading", or a sub-section of "References"?)
Improved.
  • As Cla68 mentioned, the Lithuanian section probably ought to be split out to an article of its own, with only a summary left here (similarly to the Soviet section).
Done.
  • The "See also" section should be done away with.
4 see also is not to much, I'll see if the can be incorporated. The red ones, once stubbed, can almost certainly go into article.

Kirill Lokshin 02:57, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Yannismarou

  • I agree with Kirill about the lead. One more paragraph could be added.
  • "There are some accusations of negative actions committed by the AK towards ethnic minorities, particularly the Lithuanians (see below)." This one-sentence paragraph looks stubby and mis-placed as it is now. In general, I think that the second part of "Second World War" needs better writing-more consistent and with better prose flow.
Sentence removed. Copyediting for nicer prose is not one of my specialities, I am afraid.
  • These ugly [citation needed] should go, and the article should be properly cited.
Improved, per above.
  • "Polish communists viewed the underground loyal to the Polish government in exile as a force which had to be removed before they could gain complete control over Poland. Future General Secretary of PZPR, Władysław Gomułka, is quoted as saying: "Soldiers of AK are a hostile element which must be removed without mercy". Another prominent Polish communist, Roman Zambrowski, said that AK had to be "exterminated"." In this paragraph you offer a Polish source. For better verifiability and credibility could you give an English source?
When I find an English source, I'll, but per WP:RS non-English soruces are permitted; especially when (as in this case) this fragment is not disputed.
  • Inconsistent linking of years. Needs fixing per WP:MoS.
  • I now see that Rzeczpospolita is the source used to almost all assertions against Soviets and to the whole "Postwar" section. I would suggest once again an English source; it would offer a "sense of objectivity" and would be easier verified.
They had a nice article on this. Eventually I fully agree it should be replaced by English academic sources... but for now it's all we have.
  • "The third AK organization was Wolność i Niezawisłość". Which are the other two? This may happen, becase I read a bit quickly, but I do think "Postwar" could be better written.
NIE and Delegatura Sił Zbrojnych na Kraj were the two previous ones.
  • Citations go after punctuation mark. You are inconsistent. And try, if possible, to place citations at the end of the sentences; not in the middle.
If we have a controversial fact, I try to reference the fact, not the sentence - especially when it contains information from many sources.
  • Officially this is not an object for FA status, but for me there are far too many red links.
Stubbing all the time...
  • "Three out of seven members of the Collective Command of the AK (KG AK) had Jewish origins." This sentence as it is now, it looks like being in the middle of nowhere!
  • While most historians agree that AK was largely untainted in collaboration with Nazis in the Holocaust,[8] the accusations of the complicity of single AK members or groups in anti-Jewish violence in Poland are frequently brought up to this day.[8] Why are you using the same citation twice in the same phrase? No obvious reason.
I think the first part was controversial some time ago, feel free to remove the ref though.
  • "However Stalin's aim to ensure that an independent Poland would never reemerge in the postwar period." Is this sentence OK? Is something missing there?
Clarified, I hope
  • "Soviet forces continued to engage the elements of AK long after the war." This phrase needs elaboration. unless you think the issue is covered in "Postwar". In this case, get rid of this stubby one-sentence paragraph, which does not offer a nice ending to the article.
I like it in the current format as it links back to the postwar section; it is important to note the connection between 'Relations with the Soviets' and 'Postwar history' sections.
  • Per Kirill about the "See also" section.
  • "In total number of victims of Polish revenge action in the end of June of 1944 in Dubingiai and neighbouring towns of Joniškis, Inturkė, Bijutiškis, and Giedraičiai (town), was 70-100 Lithuanian civilians.[20][15][21]" Do you like the ciations as they look here, because I do not. Wouldn't be better if they were like that [15][20][21]. This is just an example of similar problems.
  • "Nonetheless in the recent years there are signs that Polish and Lithuanians historians, and veterans, even if they still do not agree on the same interpretation, are increasingly able to reach some compromises." What is the essence of these compromises? Where does this provisional scholarly consensus lead?--Yannismarou 17:05, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
This is mostly discussed in a subarticle now.

Slayer

This article is on the thrash metal band. I wish to bring this article up to FA standards and would like any input on the subject. As far as i can tell, its well referenced and layed out. I think the weakness is some of the wording and would like some help with that, thanks!. M3tal H3ad 12:07, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

Underneath-it-All

  • Well written, interesting article! The image in the infobox should be a free use image as that seems to be the trend now with featured articles. I've also noticed from looking at other featured articles on musicians that the chart peaks are written out. For example instead of #2 it's written number two. It just might be a stylistic thing though. Good luck with the article. -- Underneath-it-All 15:52, 24 December 2006 (UTC)
I looked at other band FAs and chart peaks were written as you suggested, changed it in this. I also can't seem to find a decent picture of them with one of those CC licenses (best picture is under 'Christ illusion' section, Thanks for tips. M3tal H3ad 11:01, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
Just added a new picture under a CC license. It's not great but it will have to do for the article to get FA. M3tal H3ad 13:08, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
Looks good. Good luck with the article! Underneath-it-All 04:24, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Seegoon

I've given it a quick look, and here are the things I've noticed:

  • It's common these days in band articles to add a flag icon to the infobox before the text in "origin". In this case, it'd be {{flagicon|USA}}, producing United States.
  • "Reign in Blood", which has been labeled "the heaviest album of all time"" - needs citation.
  • Another stylistic thing I've seen becoming prevalent in band articles is including years in parentheses at the end of each section heading in "History". For instance, maybe amending "Early days" to "Early days (1982-1983)", or "Early days: 1982-1983". This is a matter of taste, but personally I think it helps the audience establish context more clearly.
  • I think WP:MUSIC asks that you put "(see 19xx in music)" after the more important years in the existence of a band. For instance, I'd put "(see 1982 in music)" after "In 1982", at the start of "Early days".
  • ""Aggressive Perfector",(sample (help·info)) [3]" - there's a space between the closing bracket and the reference.
  • You have "Haunting North America" in quotation marks, but 1984 Combat Tour in italics. I don't know which is the preferred style, but I think you should decide on one.
  • I don't feel that the second paragraph of Hell Awaits flows particularly well. The sentences seem unrelated and choppy, but it shouldn't take too long to rectify.
  • "Although the album received virtually no radio airplay, Reign in Blood" - you have an audio sample here. If the sample is of a song, it should be in "quotation marks", not italics.
  • "Lombardo later said: "I wasn't making any money. I figured if we were gonna be doing this professionally, on a major label, I wanted my rent and utilities paid."" - needs citation.
  • "As a result, 1988's South of Heaven received criticism from longtime fans, although the album was Slayer's most commercially successful release at the time." - I'm not sure that this needs citation, but I'm sure it could do with it if you're ever winging for GA or FA.
  • "Judgement Night" - I think movies go in italics. I might be wrong, so check the WP:MOS or something.
  • Paragraph titles for "Undisputed Attitude", "Diabolus in Musica", "God Hates Us All" and "Christ Illusion" need to be made italic. Also, the sections on the first two albums I just mentioned are very short, and surely the lawsuit is a massive part of the bands' history, and could be expanded.
  • "The release date was delayed, as Wal-Mart would not carry the album with the original nailed bible cover art." - this must be quite easy to find reference material for, and needs citation.
  • "pushed the release back to 9/11" - "9/11" is very American, so could do with changing to "September 11" for simplification for an international readership.
  • ""Best Metal Performance" on January 8, 2002, the award was won by Tool." - this doesn't flow very well. Consider changing to something like "2002; the award eventually went to Tool, for "song title"", or something similar.
  • With ""Tattoo the Planet"", you've again reverted to putting tour names in quotation marks - you need to check the whole article and come up with a standard.
  • "Dates had to be canceled or postponed due to flight restrictions. The bands decided to withdraw or postpone dates." - this doesn't flow very well. It could easily be improved by deleting the full stop and "The", and replacing with ", and some". Meh I'm not explaining myself very well.
  • "Slayer toured playing Reign in Blood entirety throughout the fall of 2003, under the tour banner "Still Reigning". Their playing of the final song "Raining Blood" culminated with the band being drenched in a rain of fake blood." For one, you need to italicise Reign in Blood, and secondly, I'd advise you rewrite this completely. The standard of prose at this stage in the article has fallen dramatically since the beginning.
  • In the last sentence of that same paragraph, there's a "with" with a capital W.
  • "During 2002 to 2004" - change to "From 2002 to 2004". In fact, consider rewriting that entire paragraph. Don't consider, actually. Just DO. It's crap.
  • "The anticipated album Christ Illusion was to be released on June 6, 2006. Due to recording difficulties, the date was pushed back." - I'd rewrite this too. My take: "The highly anticipated album Christ Illusion was originally set to be released on June 6, 2006, but due to recording difficulties, the date was pushed back."
  • "Cult was also released on the bands website on June 6, 2006 at 6:06am." - "Cult" should be in quotation marks, not italics.
  • "Christ Illusion improved on their previous highest charting album Divine Intervention, which debuted at #8." - this prose isn't as good as it could be. I'd change it to "Christ Illusion's performance in the charts improved upon that of the their previous highest charting album, Divine Intervention, which debuted at #8."
  • "Slayer fans are referred to as the Slaytanic Wehrmacht,[51] which refers to the armed forces of the Nazi-Germany." - who refers to them like this? It might say so in the reference, but I sure as hell don't want to bother reading through another article to find out. Also, I don't think "Nazi-Germany" needs a hyphen.
  • "...death and Satan among other things. Tom stated they..." It seems weird for the article to be on a first name basis with him.
  • "...depicts Christ himself..." - "himself" makes the writer sound Christian. This is supposed to be neutral, I'd remove it.

OK I said I had a quick look... in the end this took a fair while. However, some of what I've written might be complete nonsense or confusing. If you have trouble, just reply here or on my talk page. All in all, I hope some of this has been useful for you; a good band article is a rare thing on Wikipedia and needs all the TLC it can be afforded. Good luck with it. Seegoon 21:03, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, I've dealt with most of the problems(i hope), but there is still some choppy sentences. I still need to expand Diabolus, can't find any more information during that period . I also need a reference for South of heaven most successful album.
  • * "Reign in Blood", which has been labeled "the heaviest album of all time"" - needs citation. With this i have it referenced under the Reigning Blood section, is that ok or do i add one to the lead?
Once again thanks for all your help! :) M3tal H3ad 10:35, 26 December 2006 (UTC)
Hmm... I'm not sure about that. I'd read WP:CITE as a starting point, or ask a veteran Wikipedian. Besides that, I think the article looks a lot tidier now. It flows better too, and bears striking similarities with some GA and FA music articles. If you come unstuck in the future, just hit up my talk page and I'll do what I can. Seegoon 11:10, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
PS - "While opening for Bitch at the Woodstock Club in Los Angeles, Slayer were spotted by Brian Slagel, a former music journalist who had recently founded Metal Blade Records. Slagel convinced the band to record an original song "Aggressive Perfector",(sample (help·info))[3] for his upcoming Metal Massacre III compilation, released in July 1983. The song created underground buzz, and the band signed a recording contract with Metal Blade." - you say Metal Blade twice here, which is probably unnecessary, and both mentions are wikilinked, which is also extraneous. You're only really required to link the first mention of something. Besides that, the second wikilink is to the wrong article. Seegoon 11:13, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
Done. I think the weak section of the article is God hates us All and Christ illusion, lots of choppy sentences. I've done my best to try remove but it still needs work, if you could take another look i would greatly appreciate it. Also if you want any pointers to get Isis to GA status i will gladly help. M3tal H3ad 13:10, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Resetting the indent...

I know what you mean about those sections, they feel a little bit like information has been tacked on, one thing after another, as opposed to it all being written at once. With that in mind, here's my take on how it could be improved: "After delays regarding remixing and artwork,[28] including slip cover inserts being made to cover the original artwork after censorship issues, God Hates Us All was released on September 11, 2001. Promotional material announcing the album title and release date drew an unintended connection with the September 11 terrorist attacks. The title track "Disciple" received the band their first Grammy nomination, for "Best Metal Performance" on January 8, 2002; the award eventually went to Tool, for "Schism".[29] Drummer Bostaph left the band shortly after the album's release due to a chronic elbow injury, stating it would hinder his ability to play.[30] He was replaced by original drummer Dave Lombardo.[30]" I swear there was information about Walmart boycotting the cover in there before, too. You'll have to re-wikilink and re-reference, but I'm sure that wouldn't be too tough. As for the second paragraph: "The 2001 European tour Tattoo the Planet was jeopardized by the September 11 attacks. The tour was originally set to feature Pantera, Static X, Biohazard and Vision of Disorder, but dates had to be canceled or postponed due to flight restrictions, and some bands decided to withdraw, leaving only Slayer and Static X remaining for the European leg of the tour.[31] Pantera, Vision of disorder and Biohazard were replaced by Cradle of Filth and other bands dependant upon location; among those bands were Amorphis, In Flames, Moonspell, Children of Bodom and Necrodeath." I hope that's a little better, I can look at more later. As for Isis - just read through and if any of it sounds like shit, tell me! I know it's at 80% of its potential at best, it just needs a fresh set of eyes. Seegoon 16:53, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Changed a lot of wording, the second paragraph of Christ illusion is the only choppy section left (i hope). M3tal H3ad 09:40, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
I think WP:MUSIC asks that you put "(see 19xx in music)" after the more important years in the existence of a band. For instance, I'd put "(see 1982 in music)" after "In 1982", at the start of "Early days". Please don't put parenthetical (see whatevers) into the text - just link to the year in music. Nice ref work :-) Sandy (Talk) 00:34, 30 December 2006 (UTC)
I can't believe I'm correcting Sandy here of all Wikipedians, but sorry. Wikipedia:WikiProject_Music/MUSTARD/Internal_linking guideline two states (in full) "Do not use piped links to years in music (e.g., do not write: The Beatles Please Please Me came out in 1963). Instead, sparingly use parentheses after years mentioned in the article, such as The Beatles released Please Please Me in 1963 (see 1963 in music). In discography charts or other specialized forms, it is acceptable to use non-piped links to the 'year in music' articles. Generally avoid linking non-dated chronological items, such as "1988", "1920s" and "20th century"." There ya have it! Seegoon 17:15, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Yannsimarou

I love to review articles about bands! I'm sorry if I repeat what the other reviewers have suggested, but I do not have the time to read their remarks in detail. This is my review:

  • "Slayer is often credited as one of the "Big Four" thrash metal bands, along with Megadeth, Metallica, and Anthrax." Citation please!
  • "Reign in Blood, which has been labeled "the heaviest album of all time". I read the discussion above. If you cite this assertion later, you do not have to repeat the citing in the lead. Otherwise, you have to cite this assertion in the lead.
  • Try not to have stubby paragraphs as in "Early days (1982-1983)".
  • I have the impression "label" (used very often in the article) usually has a negative meaning (label somebody as a criminal). But again I'm not sure!
  • "Slayer returned to the studio to record their fourth studio album. To contrast the speed of Reign in Blood, the band consciously decided to slow down new material, incorporating melodic singing, rather than screaming." What do you mean, when you say that they "slowed down new material". The slowing down was the incorporation of melodic singing?
  • ""pounding speed of Reign in Blood". Who is quoted here? Steve?
  • Try to have at least one citation in each paragraph.
  • "1994 saw the release of Divine Intervention. The new record, Slayer's first with new drummer Paul Bostaph." I think the syntax is a bit problematic here. Two choppy sentence one after the other. I would suggest an overall sopy-editing by an external native English user.
  • "God Hates Us All was released on September 11, 2001. The release date was delayed several times, due to remixing and artwork concerns.[28] Slip cover inserts were made to cover the original artwork, delaying the albums release till September 11. Promotional material announcing the album title and release date drew an unintended connection with the September 11 terrorist attacks. The title track "Disciple" received the band their first Grammy nomination, for "Best Metal Performance" on January 8, 2002; the award went to Tool, for "Schism".[29] Bostaph left the band shortly after the release of the album due to a chronic elbow injury, stating it would hinder his ability to play.[30] He was replaced by original drummer Dave Lombardo.[30]" This paragraph is another example of the problematic article flow. Too short sentences, not well-connected together, and with seamless passings from one issue to another (from terrorist attacks to Grammy, from Grammy to Bostaph's leaving).
  • Minor: alphabetize categories at the end of the article.--Yannismarou 18:25, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
thanks,
  • What word would i use instead of 'labeled', called doesn't sound formal.
  • Characterized as, regarded as; personally, I also prefer called than labeled. But I cannot give you the best kind of advice here, since I am not a native English speaker. I just don't feel comfortmble with 'labeled' (don't take my opinion for definitely correct!). I remember that User:Tutmosis had recently written a nice FA about a musician K-os, and seems familiar with music terminology. You could advise him or even read the article to take some ideas.--Yannismarou 10:38, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
  • That quote is taken from Steve so do i mention that?
  • Not necessarily, if you put a citation where the quote ends.--Yannismarou 10:38, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
  • When mentioning slowing down material should i put slowed down the tempo?
  • It sounds better to me, but again per my answer in your first question.--Yannismarou 10:38, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
I'll add that citation later thanks for the pointers. M3tal H3ad 03:16, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
Done, done and done. Thanks M3tal H3ad 11:05, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
Just fixed the Grammy and terrorist paragraph by moving the mention of terrorist attacks to the tour which was jeopardized by it. M3tal H3ad 11:42, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Ohio Wesleyan University

On December 6th, DaveOinSF suggested that we go through a final peer review process for the article so that we can finalize improvements and get it to FA status. Thanks to several people and their extensive comments, we were able to improve the article tremendously from comments from the last FA nomination. Any further comments on what the remaining critical areas are will be greatly appreciated. WikiprojectOWU 03:06, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

From SG

  • 206 references? Have you made use of named refs, in the event you have any repeats, so that they'll all report to one line? Have a look at citing a footnote more than once, in case that applies. I did an example for you in the Perkins Observatory section (and changed the title of the webpage to what was on the page.) I did another on the University of Delaware Huddleston site, showing you how to use named refs, and also adding in the missing publication date. I also used a named ref on Peabody. By doing these things, I reduced your number of references from 206 to 200: you can probably do much more consolidating.
    • I did double-check all references...I couldn't see repeats that could use named footnotes. WikiprojectOWU 20:42, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
  • On book references that you use repeatedly, rather than chunking up the footnotes with repeated information, have a look at the change I just made, which is something you can do throughout. (See Hubbart). If you repeatedly reference page nos from other books, you can do the footnotes that way. Pls provide ISBNs for books.
    • I included all the other books in the Reference section. WikiprojectOWU 20:42, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
  • When fixing the Hubbart references, I noticed several instances where you had a sentence referenced to page x, and the very next sentence referenced to page x+1. I combined those instances into one reference, from pp. x-x+1. This will help consolidate your references.
    • I double-checked and there shouldn't be other instances of this. WikiprojectOWU 03:17, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Fix all your redlinked access dates - either don't link them at all, or link them correctly so they're not red. You have some access dates not linked at all, others redlinked, and others bluelinked.
  • You don't include publication dates on news items - for example, there was a date on a News Archive item that should be included in the footnote. On news sources, make sure you also give the author, when there is one.
  • On some of your footnotes, you say the source is owu, on others, you say Ohio Wesleyan University - pls be consistent in your footnotes.
  • Some of your footnotes are URLs - please label them as you did the others.
    • I couldn't see any that are URLs only. WikiprojectOWU 19:43, 21 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Some of your footnotes have last name, first name on author first, others have the author imbedded elsewhere in the note. Use a consistent style on your footnotes. (last name, first name)
  • The lead is not a compelling summary of the article: see WP:LEAD.
    • We restructured it and it should answer the majors points outlined in WP:LEAD. Any suggestions on improving it? WikiprojectOWU 21:10, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Size: on FAC, some may object to 82KB overall size - I ran a prose check, and the prose is a very decent 38 KB, so the large size is due to all the cite templates in the references.
    • This shouldn't be a problem for the FA, right? WikiprojectOWU 21:10, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
  • You've used cite web for news sources (you should use cite news), so all of the information needed isn't given - see the BBC news ref towards the end of the article. It needs author, publication date, etc.
    • I will fix that...I just left a message for you regarding this part. WikiprojectOWU 21:10, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
  • I can't help with POV and prose issues raised on your last FAC, but they should be addressed before re-approaching FAC - I only looked at referencing, WP:LAYOUT, and WP:MOS. Good luck ! Sandy (Talk) 03:22, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

From AZPR|AZ

  • Please see automated peer review suggestions here. Thanks, AZ t 22:18, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Wow, great job with the referencing . . . I even remember someone objecting for over-referencing on a FAC (though I don’t believe this should be a problem if the ref name attributes are used). BTW, there are typos on footnotes #57, 75 and 158.
  • Besides the referencing, I don't believe there are other (significant) style/layout problems. However, the prose is a problem:
    • Great, we'll focus on it. WikiprojectOWU 07:58, 19 December 2006 (UTC)
  • In the lead, we have (w/o the footnotes):
  • Founded in 1842 by Methodist leaders and Central Ohio residents, provides that it "is forever to be conducted on the most liberal principles. misplaced modifier; the college, not the college's charter, was founded by the people
  • In 2006, Ohio Wesleyan had among the ten highest percentage of international students for liberal arts colleges, a position the school has held for twelve consecutive years. the first part is awkward writing, try rephrasing
  • The first paragraph of "Founding" is somewhat confusing due to the order it is presented in; the description of the hotel goes after the its purchasing.
  • A Board of Trustees was incorporated, a charter was secured from the legislature on March 7, 1842. run-on; split into two sentences or rewrite
    • The new intro, after we restructured it, fixed that problem! WikiprojectOWU 20:43, 30 December 2006 (UTC)
  • The document was edited by Joseph Trimble, and gave wide powers to a board to be composed of twenty-one persons. Who is Joseph Trimble (give us a wikilink or a designation, like …Charles Elliott, leaders of the local…)? to be composed is needlessly redundant.
  • The college originally admitted only male students, and began with an 29 students and three professors. It was housed in the renamed Elliott Hall, formerly the Mansion House Hotel. Who does "it" refer to (shouldn't it be they)? It would probably be better to mention the renaming above in the first paragraph, so that we don't have to refer to the formerly… part.
    • Clarified reference and expanded the sentence. WikiprojectOWU 08:53, 19 December 2006 (UTC)
  • On August 5, 1846, the first president Edward Thomson delivered his inaugural address. He maintained that the college was a product of the liberality of the people of Delaware and that it was fortunate that Ohio Wesleyan was founded in a community divided in religious and political opinions because the friction of a mixed society prevented dogmatism and developed energy and pointed out that the spirit of the college is the spirit of liberty. second sentence too long, split it up and make it less wordy. Place your cursor over underlined words to see my other notes.
  • Thomson and his successors her vocal in other political debates of the time — namely slavery and the expansion of the United States.[18] Edward Thomson, president of Ohio Wesleyan in 1857, denounced the argument that southern Christians "should retain their slaves in obedience to state laws forbidding manumission," saying that "the soft and slippered Christianity which disturbs no one, is not the Christianity of Christ."
    • Dropped the unnecessary part. WikiprojectOWU 08:53, 19 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Unfortunately, all of this is from the first couple of sections. User:Tony1 has a useful guide to help in further copyediting. Otherwise, great job! AZ t 23:48, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

From Ruhrfisch

I agree that this article represents a lot of work and has improved since I last looked at it. It is getting closer to FA, but there are still some issues that need to be addressed. I have made some of these comments on User:WikiprojectOWU's talk page already, but am copying the ones that are still applicable here and adding a few more observations.

  • Although the lead paragraphs are read first, they should be written last. Wait until the article is about ready, then go through and make sure each header and subheader is at least mentioned in the lead paragraphs. Everything in the lead should be in the article. Footnotes in the lead paragraphs are held to a minimum (usually cite the ref in the body).
  • Be as specific as possible and avoid vague generalities (for example give the exact distance from Columbus, not about 25 miles, or give the exact day and month that the first classes were held, not just the year, and avoid terms like "currently"). What was the original name (the article says it was founded as a college - Ohio Wesleyan College? If OWU was original name, say that). The sub-article History of Ohio Wesleyan University says it was a school for younger students first, then the "College of Liberal Arts" was founded. Is this the original name? Great job on starting sub-articles, by the way. If giving statistics, give the year (as of 2004) and the exact figures.
  • Avoid duplication - for example Methodism is wikilinked three times in just the first six paragraphs, and you really don't need two pictures each of the Sulphur Spring or of Branch Rickey (so just pick the best one). Do you also need three different photos of the sports facility? I like the Student Protest / Activism photo that was in DYK - why was it taken out?
    • Fixed. It was taken out because of POV concerns by another editor. WikiprojectOWU 19:21, 21 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Be consistent. Photos should be the same size for their format, horizontal ones the same width, vertical ones the same smaller width (you can perhaps break this rule if you need to show more detail in the photo). The photo captions refer to the "Sulphur Spring" and the "Sulphur Springs" - which is it? Make sure section headers fit the text described - classes start before the section titled Classes start.
  • Remember that you are telling a story. Put things in chronological order unless there is some strong reason not to. The second History section, titled Classes start, covers dates from 1846 to 1990, then the third (next) section is vaguely back in the "mid-19th century" (and talks yet again about the founding, something already addressed in the first section). Read and think of gaps in the story - the charter was 1842, the doors opened in 1844, but the first president was not inaugurated until 1846? Who ran the place before that? What is the Dartmouth University case (the link does not tell this) and why does it matter? Make connections explicit (I assume Elliot Hall is named for one of the founders - if so, why not say so?). What are Edgar Hall and Austin Manor? Several references are made to presidents (I know a previous version of the history was mostly organized in terms of presidents). I would include a small table of the presidents and their years in office (it would take as much space as a picture).
  • Use pictures to advance the story being told. Try to put photos in places that add to the story (so why is the photo of Elliot Hall, the oldest building on campus, at the bottom of the article and not up with the description of the founding?}. Captions have to be concise, and should add to the story. The Doric Front image is in the right place, and the caption is interesting, but too long (and yet not detailed enough to tell the whole story). What about something like this as a caption "Slocum Hall (left), Thomson Chapel, and Elliot Hall formed the "Doric Front" from 185x to 188x, when the chapel was demolished. Elliot Hall was moved in 19xx." Then mention these buildings in the history as well. If a building is important enough to have a picture, try to explain a bit about it - when built, what its purpose was and is. What about a picture of students in class to go with all the outdoor shots?
    • Fixed the article to take these suggestions into account. WikiprojectOWU 00:01, 23 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Finally, be aware that the authors are often the best copyeditors simply because others do not have the necessary information. For example, there is this sentence: "Between the years 1876 and 1888, enrollment in the college increased three times and music education experienced a decided renaissance, though no major buildings were built during this time." I think it means that enrollment tripled (went up by a factor of three), not that there were increases in enrollment three times in 12 years. However, since I do not have a copy of Hubbart to check, I can't really correct this. The article also later mentions a school of Fine Arts being founded the same year as the Music program. Did the Fine Arts not experience a renaissance? The raw materials are mostly there, but they still need some work. I hope this helps and would be glad to look this over again when it is almost ready for FAC. Ruhrfisch 18:39, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
    • I see your point. I rephrased the language to make it clearer. WikiprojectOWU 20:45, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

From BS

  • Lead paragraphs: To further tighten and focus them on the key facts about OWU, I'd suggest:
    1) Drop the quote from the college charter. The first sentence already says OWU is a liberal arts college. It is unclear what else this quote adds. Is "most liberal principles" referring to political liberalism (no), or is it saying there will never be any professional (non liberal arts) instruction at OWU? The quote raises questions instead of answering them, and most importantly dilutes an otherwise strong first paragraph.
    • I did restructure the lead to take into account why the quote is essential-to welcome all groups. I will change the quote to link to American liberalism, which centers about liberty, not political liberalism. WikiprojectOWU 20:48, 22 December 2006 (UTC)


2) The 2 most notable alumni are people the reader will almost certainly never have heard of, so the impression is left that nobody famous came from OWU, so why mention it in the lead? I think the paragraph would be stronger without that sentence. Having famous alums is not a key distinguishing feature of OWU (or most schools), anyway.

    • Should the inclusion of names answer the question "Who is famous?" or "Why is it important?" Scientific discoveries on topics related to ozone depletion and global warming are incredibly important...unless someone finds it controversial? WikiprojectOWU 20:48, 22 December 2006 (UTC)


3) The second sentence in the third paragraph sounds like it is explaining how the 200 acres were calculated. It weakens the otherwise key points in the paragraph, so I would drop it. Details about the campus can be included below.
Thanks! Bob schwartz 02:29, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

    • I did include it right next to the first sentence (see Cornell's FA page...it does the same thing). WikiprojectOWU 20:48, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

From Senators

I am not so familiar with that university, in fact I don’t even know were Ohio is (I am from Australia) but the article looks good.

  • good amounts of information
  • large amounts of footnotes
  • standard amount of wikilinks

But I am worried about all those footnotes, are you sure there is not any repeated lines. There needs to be more pictures of the college itself, and please can we make the article “user friendly” what that means make the article more understandable so it invites the readers in for more. Sorry I didn’t have time to spell check the article but I will try in the future. Could you please (when you get time) check over my article Ford BA Falcon I am trying to get it to Good article status. Recommend my article to your other reviewers. SenatorsTalk | Contribs 22:11, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

  • What do you mean by more pictures of the college? There are several in the article. I would love to hear what you mean by more understandable. This is probably a neglected area that, I might focus on in the future if you have more specific suggestions. WikiprojectOWU 23:04, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

From bobanny

Looks good – obviously a lot of work has been poured into this thing. Its main weaknesses seem to be problems typical of an article that has had a lot of editors in its development, i.e., it’s a bit clunky in some areas that should be smoothed out and has some consistency problems. The content generally seems to be all there, but it still needs a bit of elbow grease.

  • Academic information should be more prominent in the article generally, since that’s the raison d’etre of a university. I had to go a quarter down the page before I found out that science was its strongest area (I think it’s strong, it’s described as a bias). There should be something in the introduction characterizing the school academically.
    • I just added more information in the profile in response to this one. WikiprojectOWU 22:32, 24 December 2006 (UTC)
  • The history section is much too long, especially since there’s a separate history article (which looks shorter than this section!). Much of this belongs in that article. All that’s needed here is a concise overview, which ideally would summarize the main history article and mention some of the big moments. Another option is to give some historical content to other sections where appropriate. For example, the information on the rate of PhDs cranked out could go in the “Academics” section. History is like English: it should be used to make the other stuff better rather than confined to its own little section.
  • Sections and subsections should begin with a topic sentence to introduce the whole section. For example, the “Today” subsection of history begins with: “The new Science Center opened in 2004 to house all of the school's science departments,” which seems to hit you out of the blue with lead-up. (Other sections are great on this, like “Organizations and activities). Another problem one is “Profile” under the Academics section, which begins by bombarding the reader with stats. Start with the general, then move to specifics. Also, sections could use a general introduction as well, rather than just launching right into subsections.
    • I tried to fix this one for the sections that you brought up. WikiprojectOWU 22:32, 24 December 2006 (UTC)
  • The structure could use some reorganization to better capture the themes that permeate the article. One suggestion is to change “Activism” to “Social Justice” and group those related things that are currently scattered through the article, such as university affirmative action-type policies and accessibility issues, progressive student organizations, as well as the usual political demonstration type stuff. I believe this would help counter criticism of this section that was brought up elsewhere.
  • Double check the wikilinks. For example, LGBT is linked several times, and “international” (the international house) leads to a disambiguation page. Try and make the links as useful (i.e., specific) as possible, and terms should only be linked the first time they are used (or second, because blue links should be minimal in the introduction).
    • Fixed.
  • Make sure the ‘needing copy-edit’ and ‘invalid ISBN’ labels are eliminated (justifiably, of course).(Btw, its an ISSN for Atlantic Monthly and other periodicals, not ISBN (books) as the note in the “further reading” section indicates --- you don’t need to use ISSN).
    • I fixed the ISBNs...some of the books are too old to have them. WikiprojectOWU 20:49, 30 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Needs a thorough copy-edit. Several technical errors, such as this sentence: “During the mid-19th century, the school focused as on curriculum and fund raising” which makes no sense as it is written. A lot of minor things, but this stuff needs to be squeaky clean for it to become featured.
    • Bluedog423 helped me a lot with that section so this is no longer a problem. WikiprojectOWU 20:49, 30 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Be consistent about using periods in acronyms. Some have them, like U. S., others don’t, like OWU, and some are both, like PhD/Ph.D. Personally, I say get rid of the periods. Also, upper/lower case in “the University/university,” which changes throughout the article.
  • Get rid of the red wikilinks. Either create a stub for them, or just take out the brackets if you can’t imagine someone taking the time to write a decent article on the subject.
    • Done.
  • Make sure all the internet sources cited are useful. The first one I checked was this one, and it took a bit of looking to find the OWU connection. There’s over 200 cites listed in the “notes” section, which is huge. Huge is great, but when I first saw how many were there, I wondered how much of it was padding. Generally, you only need one source per point (quote, statistic, piece of information, etc.), and if the cite serves as an example, you don’t really need more than two. The university’s pro-active support and recruitment of LGBT students has seven, and by that point in the article it’s all triple digit numbers. This can be distracting to read, and I’m guessing that by the seventh one, the point has already long been made and sufficiently supported. A bunch others have 4, which might be reasonable in some cases, but make sure they serve a purpose. As a rule of thumb, only when something is controversial or has been challenged do you need to pummel the reader with supporting evidence.
    • True. Somebody else noted that if something exists it doesn't need a reference. I read the article to eliminate unnecessary references. However, I do think that statements need to be referenced. Controversial statements have more references. WikiprojectOWU 19:31, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Good luck with this and congrats on how far you’ve already come with this article, Bobanny 10:33, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

From Nick Mks

Following the request at my talk page, I took a look at this article, even though its subject is not my speciality. My remarks:

  • There seem to be many references. Unless there is some kind of controversy about every statement, I'd get rid of some minor ones or at least combine different refs to the same work.
    • Controversy did exist related to several topics. On others, it was recommended that every fact should be cited{user:Indrian). WikiprojectOWU 22:47, 24 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Some people seem to have problems with language style. Even though I didn't read every sentence, this should be fixed as much as possible, which shouldn't be too much of a problem.
    • This is a critical area for the article and any recommendations on who might be willing to help will be appreciated! WikiprojectOWU 22:47, 24 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Apparently, there is an (alleged) POV problem. I'm afraid this is bad news. I can obviously say nothing about the content, but discussions should really be settled before trying FA.

That's it for now. Maybe I'll throw in some more later. Nick Mks 18:07, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

    • That was about one section and a consensus was reached almost a month ago on how to eliminate it. WikiprojectOWU 22:47, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

From Lovelac7

Hope you had a good holiday. Here's a few quick comments, in random order. I'll add more later if I think of anything:

  • The history section is particular is still too long. Spin some of it off to the daughter article. That's what I did, and now History of Michigan State University is an FA as well.
    • Bluedog423 helped with trimming it down significantly. Which parts do you think can go away? WikiprojectOWU 15:25, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
  • I never thought I'd say this, but there are too many footnotes. It's hard to read and harder to edit. My suggestions:
    • Some of your footnotes link to as many as six references. (See #110). Try to make it one source per footnote. Pick the most reliable and unbiased source of each of these long footnotes.
      • True, there is a history for these footnotes being the result of thorough documentation for everything said on a controversial claim earlier in the article's history. WikiprojectOWU 15:25, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
    • If you scale back some of your sections, you can take out some of the references, and vice versa. Again, don't let this research go to waste. Just move it to a daughter article, improve the readability of this article and the reliability of the others. Specifically:
      • That Hubbart book sounds like a good read, but I don't think we need so many footnotes alluding to it. Pick out the two or three most controversial statements, and cite them. Move everything else to the daughter article.
      • You can move a lot of the stuff about the city of Delaware to that article - footnotes and all.
        • Which parts in particular? I did take a look - all parts in that section deal with Delaware in the context of town-gown initiatives. WikiprojectOWU 15:25, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
    • You don't need references to things that aren't controversial. Is there any doubt that VP Charles Fairbanks went to your school? If not, just wikilink to his article.
      • Will double-check and remove the redundant references. WikiprojectOWU 15:25, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Start from the top and look for redundant wikilinks. Pell Grants and a cappella are both linked twice within their respective paragraphs. Selby Field is linked in three consecutive picture captions.
    • Makes sense. Will do. WikiprojectOWU 15:25, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
    • Done. Thanks for the suggestion! WikiprojectOWU 20:42, 30 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Try to make all of your paragraphs roughly the same size. In particular, go out of your way to avoid one or two sentence paragraphs. There's nothing wrong with such a thing per se but these short paragraphs are the result of multiple editors starting their own paragraphs in their own voices. Many anon edits add paragraphs like these, and they often read something like, "In addition the OWU (fill-in-the-blank) club is an important part of life at OWU." The Branch Riley and Norman Vincent Peale sentences also fall into this category. Mergre these into cohesive paragraphs.
    • Fixed. I tried to make the roughly the same size. WikiprojectOWU 19:27, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

That's all I've got for now. It's getting late here in Samoa, so I'll talk to you more later. Lovelac7 11:28, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

From Bluedog423

Here are suggestions I left on the user's talk page on December 25, 2006 after performing a brief copyedit of the History section. I am copying it here so that it is more readily available for everybody else since most of these issues have not been addressed:

  • 1.) Footnotes come at the end of punctuation. See Wikipedia:Citing_sources#Footnotes_come_after_punctuation. Sometimes, there is a reference cited in the middle of a sentence without any punctuation. I personally like them at the end of sentences instead of after a comma because it just looks messy, but it doesn't seem to be against the manual to put them after commas. But definitely can't just be after a word.
  • 2.) The profile section is a bit too long. Mainly, the details about Ph.D. graduates are really not that important. People care more about things like aspects of the student body. Also, an entire paragraph that includes quotes (which definitely aren't interesting at all and thus ought to be paraphrased even if they were significant) about females in academia is completely unnecessary and harms the focus of the section. OWU stats are not even that much different than the national stats, so I would consider dumping that whole paragraph. Things like SAT averages are not even mentioned, and that's the kind of stuff people who read the article care about. Also, the information under student life should probably be under the profile section, as it is a profile of the student body.
  • I fixed that section and moved the text from student life into this one. WikiprojectOWU 07:24, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 3.) Don't start sentences with numerals. e.g. "59% of Ohio Wesleyan students" should instead begin "Fifty-nine percent...."
  • 4.) The student life lead section is very choppy and is a bombardment of facts at times. Try to make it more cohesive and flowing.
  • I tried to improve it but if it still needs work, let me know. WikiprojectOWU 19:37, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 5.) When you are quoting something you use "quotation marks" not italics.
  • 6.) You don't need to provide a source to state that something exists. You need references to back up claims. In this following example, the references add nothing except now we can be certain that they exist, yay: "The Daily Bulletin[125] is the student-run daily bulletin. Other student publications include the weekly The Transcript,[126] the electronic Connect2OWU,[127] @Wesleyan,[128] an online magazine published four times a year, and several academic publications, such as The Civic Arts Review[129] and The Historian,[130] a journal of contemporary and relevant historical scholarship." If you say something like, "The Transcript has a daily readership of 5,000" then that should be cited. But merely stating that it exists doesn't require a reference.
  • I removed these references. Thanks for the suggestion. WikiprojectOWU 19:37, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Fixed. WikiprojectOWU 08:15, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 7.) Sports are not capitalized. e.g. chess, hockey, skiing, etc. I shouldn't be finding things like this at this point.
  • 8.) Alumni section is still a bit choppy. Consists of short, stubby paragraphs.
  • 9.) Organizations and activities still seems like a list. I'd suggest to choose the most significant things and expand on them slightly. What impacts the most OWU students? That's what should be focused on.
  • I took a first stab at this. WikiprojectOWU 03:24, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 10.) Going along with my point 9, things that impact very few students probably don't deserve mentioning. Although sometimes it is appropriate to give a brief summary of a few representative organizations; and I can deal with that. Likewise, aspects that are mundane probably can be deleted too. For example, do we really need an entire paragraph stating that commencement exists? Probably not. Is a sentence about midnight breakfast really necessary? We have that at my school, too. Does that really add anything to the article? I think there are a lot of random organizations mentioned and facts presented that can be deleted. Add more subarticles if you want to have this information somewhere. This article is supposed to include the most imperative things about OWU. If you had 15 minutes to explain OWU to somebody, what would you include? I do not think it would be that the Pell grant averages are similar to "Vassar College, Reed College, Colorado College and Hampshire College.[113]" Things like that are not important. Stating the percentage is fine, but anymore than that is beating it over the head. Plus, naming those colleges tell us nothing as they could have been hand selected. If you said this is among the highest 100 institutions in the nation, that actually gives us information.
  • I removed some of the unnecessarily mundane traditions. Same with some of the student organizations. BryanD reworded the Pell Grant discussion, so let me know if it still further work. WikiprojectOWU 19:37, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 11.) Flow is sometimes an issue. The article should be telling the reader a story that they can easily read from start to finish. The main sections that need improvement in this regard are "Organizations and activities" and "Traditions."
  • I read the entire article to watch for flow. Where necessary, I made changes. If there are specific examples that jump out at you, let me know. WikiprojectOWU 19:37, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 12.) Also, the lead could probably be a bit longer for an article of this size. A couple of more sentences would be appropriate. Maybe include a sentence about activism or traditions or the profile something. Those seem to have more information in the text than recent construction, for example. The lead is supposed to summarize the article; not add new information. Everything contained in the lead should be contained with the text of the article as well (I may have been at fault at this point, though, in my article too; but you should strive to be even better than past FA's!)
  • I added a sentence a few days back about academics and I will another one regarding activism, traditions or profile something. Thank you again for your very helpful suggestions!WikiprojectOWU 19:37, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Ok, that's it for now. Good luck again! -Bluedog423Talk 03:16, 25 December 2006 (UTC)
-Posted by/on Bluedog423Talk 19:17, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Angevin Empire

I would like this article to be improved as much as it could, it has been suggested that with improvements it could be a candidate to be a featured article, since I'll have more time this week I can work on improvement with suggestion. As my first article it is unlikely that it goes that way though. Matthieu 12:47, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

Kirill Lokshin

This is quite nice, but it still needs quite a bit of work to be ready for a smooth FAC:

  • The lead section should be a summary of the entire article, not an introduction to the topic (with information that appears nowhere else); the actual content should be moved to the body.
  • More detail on the historiography of the name would be appropriate, I think.
  • The headings should be formatted per the MoS; and should be kept as grammatically sensible as possible (e.g. "John's reign and the collapse" rather than "John's reign, the collapse"). "Angevin Empire" should be omitted as well.
  • More citations! Large portions of the article are entirely uncited; see the project guidelines for some ideas on this.
  • I'd replace {{cquote}} with regular blockquote formatting.
  • Thorough copyediting will be needed, as there are errors in grammar and word choice (e.g. "accessed the throne" for "ascended the throne", etc.) sprinkled throughout the article.
  • Most of the uses of {{seealso}} and {{main}} should really be {{details}}.
  • Bulleted lists should be converted to prose where possible.
  • The "See also" section should be eliminated by working the links into the body of the article.
  • A bibliography-style "References" section separate from the footnotes might be helpful.

Keep up the good work! Kirill Lokshin 18:01, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

I moved the introduction to a new section about the name and the way it is applied. As well contemporary views on the structure, it is therefore expanded, I frankly don't see what can be added on this specific topic now. There is a new (very brief) introduction too.
I may add a "further reading" section to complement the footnotes. I have also added some citations and notes, I'll do more as time goes on.
Sorry for the grammatical mistakes, well as I said English is not my first language. If there is an English language buff that wants to help he is welcome.
Matthieu 15:47, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
About the citations, if you could indicate me which points seem contestable or will attract controveries I will dig quotes, but I think there are a lot in the notes already. I tried to give more weight to the areas which would be contested (these relatives to the nature of power of the Angevin Empire, its structure and the political weight, as well as the hommages and things that would attract debates have been given notes). Matthieu 14:15, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
It's not so much anything in particular (or, more precisely, I don't know enough about the topic to be able to give a good analysis of which points are controversial), but rather a general sense that a reader ought to be able to go to any point in the article and find a (reasonably close-by) citation for the statements there. There's no specific requirement for a certain density (see the project guideline); but having at least a citation for every paragraph is often a good rule of thumb. Kirill Lokshin 16:21, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
I think I have quoted everything that could raise questions or controversies really. From now I hardly something that can require more attention than the rest, but I'll keep watching Matthieu 23:42, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

Raymond

Just some additional things (apart from the grammar) that will need attention:

  • Misuse of the hyphen eg: But by October the new Count of Toulouse -Raymond VI- left the Capetian side. . .
Commas are fine, eg But by October the new Count of Toulouse, Raymond VI, left the Capetian side . . .
  • All citations must come ‘’after’’ the punctuation
  • Hasn’t, wasn’t etc, should be written – Has not, was not etc.
  • The map has misspelled the word Plantagenet

Not too bad, but as Kirill said, it will need a bit of close attention to the prose. Raymond Palmer 01:33, 13 December 2006 (UTC)


Sorry, the map is not of my fact :P but yeah it's annoying. Matthieu 22:40, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Bukvoed

  • I'm genuinely impressed by the sheer amount of information.
  • Don't see major problems with formatting / citations etc.
  • But the language seems a bit awkward at times. At least that was my impression, perhaps a wrong one since I'm not native English speaker myself.
  • Also, the article is very long; this is not necessarily a bad thing, but perhaps some sections could be trimmed down ? Or may be even splitted to separate articles ? Again, not sure about it.
  • I'd like to see a separate section with a list of sources used.

Bukvoed 17:13, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Neuro-linguistic programming

We have made adjustments to the page based on feedback from peer review and cleanup taskforce. We would like some suggestions on how to take this closer to GA or FA standard. Otherwise, how we could encourage experienced wikipedians to assist us in the process. --Comaze 22:30, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Please see automated peer review suggestions here. Thanks, APR t 02:27, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
  • A medical (or quasi) article must have the highest-quality sources, which are usually indicated by the presence of a PMID, indicating peer-reviewed research. I don't see any. If this article came to FAC, I'd be checking every source for credibility, self-publication, etcetera, and objecting on grounds of lack of peer-reviewed, journal-published sources. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 20:51, 27 January 2007 (UTC)
I've started a list of articles related to NLP that have been indexed in pubmed: Talk:Neuro-linguistic programming/Peer reviewed sources. I've also added AAT for dissertation and DOI for those indexed by psychinfo, etc. --Comaze 22:07, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
  • There are still quite a few improvement tags requesting clean up, expansion, checking imbalance. These should be actioned. The Criticism part is pretty mild. (my POV would be this NLP is a pseudoscience) and could be strengthened somewhat. The article size is about right, anybigger and you would think about splitting into more topics. GB 09:30, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
Of the peer-reviewed articles indexed in psychinfo, only a very small percentage hold the view that NLP is a pseudoscience. On the contrary most authors argue strongly for further research. Would you characterise your POV as positivist? Are you referring to a specific applications of NLP, for example, to the mental health profession? --Comaze 11:43, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks SandyGeorgia for the timely 'hint'! So far our biggest job has been checking that the sources were remotely accurate or even existed at all. Now we need to attend to weight.Fainites 20:51, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

  • Arguing that NLP is not "scientific" nor is accepted by the "establishment" are not necessarily arguments that objectively invalidate the study and practice of NLP. The simple fact is that some, indeed I argue too much, of what is referred to as "scientific study" is either biased, flawed or for whatever reason fails in it's pursuit of absolute fact and unbiased truth. There's a lot at stake, people, powerful people, have created a reputation and an industry that they want to protect at all costs, even if it is less effective than an alternative like NLP, indeed especially in this case. I will not delve into the supporting evidence for NLP here, merely to note that there are vested interests at play that seek to discredit any modality that threatens their income and status. Absence of so called 'evidence' is not and never will be evidence of absence. NLP continues to grow not because it is a fad but because it works and often does so more quickly, effectively and cheaply than conventional psychotherapy. The proof as they say is in the pudding. There are always going to be nay sayers and skeptics, most of whom have their own hidden agendas. For the record I profess no allegiance to NLP, only to truth, and that my friends is ever changing as our understanding and perception of reality expands and becomes more refined. "Is the world flat or round? Go have a look" --STS

Jamestown, Kansas

I'm looking for further ideas of the types of information that would be good to add to this article and general review. I'm working on seveal small-town articles at this time: this one, Concordia, Kansas and Detroit, Kansas.

Something that looks like a redirect at the end of the education section should probably be removed. --Banana04131 23:00, 24 December 2006 (UTC)
I think something needs to be here, but I'm not sure what to put. THe high school was called the "Jamestown Jayhawks" and there is a Jamestown College that also goes by the name "Jamestown Jayhawks" -- to further complicate things, the college claims that it was founded by students from Jamestown High School. Now here's the problem: There are two different Jamestwon High Schools. I'd like to make sure that people doing research do not confuse the two. What is the best way to handle that??--Paul McDonald 15:02, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Generation Swine

I've done a complete re-write of this article and hope it qualifies as a featured article. All facts are referenced, and I've worked hard removing POV and incorrect statements from the page. Darwin's Bulldog 03:52, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Some areas that may need addressing:
  • The lead is only two sentences and a little bit more should be included. Probably the results of the album, or the most popular single, just something else.
  • Avoid using "the" in headers per WP:MOS
  • The first sentence is a bit confusing and is a run-on sentence.
  • The paragraph beginning with "Musically, the album shows Mötley Crüe" seems unsourced and possibly WP:OR. It's a bit critical, and critical information should always be backed up by sources.
  • Citation 4 seems to be the citation for the above suggestion, but I'm not exactly sure what citation 4 is supposed to be.
  • In the lawsuit section, the citation should always be after a period or sentence. I would just include both the citations back to back following the first paragraph, and leave the citation 6 in after the last paragraph.
  • The Personnel section is at an awkward place, it should probably be above the track listing and be bulleted.
  • References should go before the Crüe infobox, band infoboxes and categories always go at the bottom of the page.
  • The infobox could use more professional reviews. The more reviews, the easier it is to get a ranking of how it was accepted critically.
  • A well-sourced section including the compilations of critical reception could be beneficial to the article. Reading the article, it seems like the album did not do well, so I think it could be backed up with a section on it.

Those are my suggestions, improving on them should help the article.++aviper2k7++ 00:47, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Hi, I've done some tweeking as suggested. Citation 4 is a reference to most of the music being written while Corabi was in the band, as said in the album's liner notes. Darwin's Bulldog 09:55, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Bully (video game)

I love this game. So I felt might as well see what I could do to the article. This article really is a mess though and I've no idea what to do. Buc 22:44, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Let's see if I can help.

  • The part about the special release including a dodgeball needs to be referenced. Following it is the statement: "It is unknown", which seems to be unencyclopedic and not included.
  • The first two paragraphs of "Gameplay" are pure original research and should be reworded. The Gameplay should be sourced, which shouldn't be too hard to find given numerous review sites.
  • The first sentence of the third paragraph doesn't make any sense.
  • What does NPC refer to?
  • Actually, the whole Gameplay section needs referencing as it seems to be original research.
  • The setting section needs to be referenced. (this would also explain the high prevalence of very wealthy 'Old money' and 'Nouveau Riche') should be omitted. I have no idea what that even means.
  • Cliques: is this stated in the game or is it original research? Please include a cite.
  • The paragraph in the "Controversy" section is unreferenced and is original research. So is the next section.
  • Please do not link to copyrighted materials. Remove the YouTube and the other link.
  • The "ESRB" section is actually pretty well referenced with the exception of one statement listed already.
  • The "References to popular culture" section should probably be removed completely. It is full of original research and it includes no sources. I suggest moving the section to the talk page and adding them as you find a source.
  • The "Reception" section is well sourced, but the sources are not inserted correctly. Please see WP:CITE. References go after a period or comma with no space in-between them. References should not include just the link location. Instead of linking <ref>http://ps2.ign.com/articles/739/739134p1.html</ref>, please do a full cite like <ref>[http://ps2.ign.com/articles/739/739134p1.html Bully Review] from [[IGN]], posted 16 October, 2006.</ref>
  • External links could use some cleaning. See WP:EL. Articles on the controversy (BBC) should probably be references in the article, rather than in external links. Cheat codes probably shouldn't be linked to. The YouTube link poses copyright issues. Maybe splitting the external links into a separate section entitled "Professional reviews" would help the external links, and format them all the same way. Like *[http:// Bully Review] at IGN

References, references, references should be added. The entire article is original research and should be improved. It shouldn't be too hard to find sources for everything due to the numerous amount of reviews on the game. These are some of my opinions of suggestions, not necessarily what must happen.++aviper2k7++ 01:52, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Hurricane Danny (1997)

This is already a good article, and has been one since August of this year. I and 3 other users have edited it since than, and I would like to know some feedback to further improve the article. I, or someone if they wish before me, am considering making the article a featured candidate fairly soon. Hello32020 21:34, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Lots of random things.

  1. Find a better infobox pic, maybe one later in the article
  2. Find a damage pic. There might not be any PD ones, though you could still try and email people to get one.
  3. Longer lede.
  4. Any more storm history? More explaination would be nice.
  5. More impact. It should be organized with one paragraph of meteorological details, then successive paragraphs on state by state impact. NCDC reports would most likely help in the state by state coverage. Also, did the tornadoes cause any damage?
  6. Any aftermath?
  7. Records should either be expanded or merged with another topic.
  8. More research in general. There are only 6 references. Other WPTC FA's generally have many more than that.

Hurricanehink (talk) 21:45, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Snow leopard

I really want to make this a featured article, so please tell me what I need to do. Daniel10 15:09, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

This article is well on the way. It needs two or possibly three paragraphs in the lead which should summarise the important points and be expanded upon later in the article. In this article I'd move the history of its changing genus back and forth between Panthera and Uncia into the main article somewhere as it doesn't really belong in the startoff bit. So I'd put in a heading Classification somewhere down the article and put it there. Habitat and distribution need to be expanded, also there could be more on behaviour - how long do they live? how many cubs do they have? If the information is unknown then list it as unknown (by science in general that is). Also make sure material is in the correct place - I generally make a Heading Behaviour and have subeahdings like diet within it. I am not sure the list of conservation events should be there near the end of the article, but I don't have a strong opinion on it one way or the other. Finally, many articles on animals have more references. There may not be many more useful ones but if I were nominating this as an FA then I'd want more (I'm feeling slightly anxious at only having 43 with Diplodocus cheers Cas Liber 20:43, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
PS: Forgot to add that this - Wikipedia:What is a featured article? - may be helpful.Cas Liber 20:46, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Captain Falcon

Currently GA status. Anymore room for improvement? Specifically to get this to FA status or should it just be listed now as a FAC? FullMetal Falcon 17:10, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

The following suggestions were generated by a semi-automatic javascript program, and might not be applicable for the article in question.

  • Per Wikipedia:Manual of Style (numbers), there should be a non-breaking space - &nbsp; between a number and the unit of measurement. For example, instead of 82 lbs, use 82 lbs, which when you are editing the page, should look like: 82&nbsp;lbs.[?]
  • When writing standard abbreviations, the abbreviations should not have a 's' to demark plurality (for example, change kms to km and lbs to lb).
  • Per Wikipedia:Context and Wikipedia:Build the web, years with full dates should be linked; for example, link January 15, 2006.[?]
  • Per Wikipedia:Manual of Style (headings), headings generally should not repeat the title of the article. For example, if the article was Ferdinand Magellan, instead of using the heading ==Magellan's journey==, use ==Journey==.[?]
  • There are a few occurrences of weasel words in this article- please observe WP:AWT. Certain phrases should specify exactly who supports, considers, believes, etc., such a view.
    • correctly
    • might be weasel words, and should be provided with proper citations (if they already do, or are not weasel terms, please strike this comment).[?]
  • Watch for redundancies that make the article too wordy instead of being crisp and concise. (You may wish to try Tony1's redundancy exercises.)
    • Vague terms of size often are unnecessary and redundant - “some”, “a variety/number/majority of”, “several”, “a few”, “many”, “any”, and “all”. For example, “All pigs are pink, so we thought of a number of ways to turn them green.”
  • Please ensure that the article has gone through a thorough copyediting so that it exemplifies some of Wikipedia's best work. See also User:Tony1/How to satisfy Criterion 1a.[?]

You may wish to browse through User:AndyZ/Suggestions for further ideas. Thanks, JACOPLANE • 2007-01-11 15:07 15:07, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Daniel Rodriguez

This article has had a very difficult birth. It was created by new editors who didn't understand Wikipedia policies, and was the subject of some fierce edit wars. I have given it a thorough cleaning, and would now like some feedback about improvements. One criticism has been that it reads more like a press release than an article. I don't agree, but perhaps I have lost my objectivity in the editing process. I would appreciate suggestions for how to expand it, and also what can be trimmed to make it more encyclopedic. Lastly, it has also been suggested that it is over-referenced, and that the amount of referencing and the quality of the sources, taken together, are "unintentionally hilarious". So a critical look at the references would be in order, in my opinion. Thank you for your time and feedback. Jeffpw 10:56, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

I don't think it looks like a press release, it seems pretty good to me. Minor suggestions:
  • "He has now recorded several albums, appeared in opera, in symphony concerts, and performs in support of several charities" - bit choppy and would work better as a triad, could it be "...opera and symphony concerts,..."?
  • "a prominent figure in the New York music industry" - I'm assuming you don't know the person's name, otherwise it's a bit odd
No, the name was not given in the source. I agree an actual name would be better, but could not find it, myself. The sourced used as a ref uses a similar construction. Jeffpw 16:50, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "May of 2004", "June of 2006" and any others I missed - the "of" is redundant, so don't use it
  • Check the article for odd punctuation or positioning of refs (I found a few and corrected them, but there may be more) - refs should come after the punctuation mark but with no gap
Not sure why the sourcing is "unintentionally hilarious", it seems alright. And over-referencing is hardly a deficiency of the article (although any more than 3 cites for a non-controversial issue would be perhaps overdoing it). My only other suggestion would be to try to find a picture of him at one of the more important events. Trebor 16:32, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
Thank you for your time in reviewing this, Trebor, and for your constructive feedback. Jeffpw 16:50, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
(Edit conflict) I would appreciate if this request for peer review were put on hold for at least a week. This article has no stability, and all edits made to it are intensely and often inappropriately edited by an editor, who while possibly meaning well, has been hostile to 3 prior editors who tried to make improvements to the article. In addition this user created 7 or 8 sockpuppet accounts, now blocked, to facilitate this hostility. Jeff has done a lot of good work on the aritlce, but I think allowing it to breathe for a week would do it no harm, and could potentially lead to a better relationship among editors who edit it in the future. I think it would be unfair for anyone to step in and PR the article only to meet with revertions and potentially being attacked. This is not an assumption of bad faith on my part, I think people can change. But I think that when things are heated up adding new people into the broth is not as good an idea as waiting until the broth has cooled well below the boiling point. Could this simply be withdrawn for a week, then be reposted? KP Botany 16:34, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
I certainly understand your concerns, KPBotany, given the article's development. I personally don't see any harm in having a Peer review as this is a separate page used solely for feedback from the community to improve the article. However, if you would like to withdraw this, I have no objections. Jeffpw 16:51, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Zhou Tong (monk)

I've added a great deal more info to the page. I know one major issue is the "Notes and References" secton. I realize that they are supposed to be separate. (Ghostexorcist 11:58, 26 December 2006 (UTC))

  • Actually, notes and references are not required to be separate. I think they are fine how they are, personally. One problem, however, is that many of your references and external links do not have good descriptions (or have no descriptions at all). Kaldari 21:52, 26 December 2006 (UTC)
Would you care to elaborate on which links these are? (Ghostexorcist 22:55, 26 December 2006 (UTC))
Here are some examples:
Kaldari 23:06, 26 December 2006 (UTC)
Ok, I get what your a saying now. I thought you meant the material on those webpages were not very good sources. You meant that I needed to elongate the description so people will know what they are about to be linked to. I'll rename them. (Ghostexorcist 00:04, 27 December 2006 (UTC))

I would like to see someone rewrite the part of the Fictional section which details Zhou tong's character in Yue Fei's fictional biography. I wrote it in a rush and now that I read it, it seems really choppy. Could someone do this without deleting any of the original material? (Ghostexorcist 12:28, 27 December 2006 (UTC))

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It doesn't look like anyone cares about this article, but I'm putting my thoughts on here for possible feedback. Because I use two different Yue Fei biographies, it can get confusing when I refer to one in one sentence and then the other in the next. So, my proposal is to link all the biography names back to the sections of the article which describes them. This way, when a person gets confused, they can link back to either section which says "historical" or "fictional". They will know the difference. Thoughts?(Ghostexorcist 21:08, 29 December 2006 (UTC))

Mary Wollstonecraft

This article has been rewritten from scratch due to plagarism issues. The current version should hopefully meet all of the Featured Article criteria. It has already been approved as a Good Article and has improved even more since then. The referencing and comprehensiveness are excellent. I'm mainly looking for problems in the prose, i.e. discontinuities, confusing passages, awkward wording, etc. Broader suggestions regarding organization and emphasis are certainly welcome as well. No automated suggestions please. Kaldari 04:59, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Hello again. Taking another look at the article, I'm impressed by how far you've come since my GA review at the beginning of the month. I'm not sure how much help I'll be, since I've already gone over it once, but here goes:
  • Examine the prose for unnecessary words. As an example, a sentence in the lead reads: "In addition to Wollstonecraft's literary work, her life itself has been a topic of considerable interest due to her struggle against numerous hardships and her unconventional, and often tumultuous, relationships." This could be rewritten: "Wollstonecraft's life has been a topic of interest to [historians? scholars? feminists?] because of the hardships she faced and her unconventional, and often tumultuous, relationships." The introductory phrase is not needed because the preceding and succeeding paragraphs deal with her literary work; "itself" is not needed; "considerable" is something of a weasel word and not needed; "numerous" is not needed. If you would like, I'd be happy to offer to copyedit for these instances -- I know firsthand how difficult it can be to see them in your own writing -- but it might take me some time to do so.
    • I added the introductory phrase ("In addition to Wollstonecraft's literary work") as an afterthought to try to make the transition between the two paragraphs flow better, but I suppose it's really not needed. Your wording seems much cleaner, so I'll try to switch to something closer to that. I'll look through the rest of it as well and try to clean out any unnecessary words. Let me know if you notice any other passages in particular.
  • More proofreading stuff: minor grammar and punctuation issues. For instance, "Her early advocacy of women's equality, and her attacks on..." shows an unnecessary comma. There doesn't seem to be a lot of this, though.
    • Noted. I'll try to proofread for this...
  • More examples of awkward phrasing, redundancy, or weasel words, from the Early Life section: "he appears to have been a violent man", "Wollstonecraft also played this protective maternal role for her sisters, Everina and Eliza, throughout her life.", "she convinced and helped her sister Eliza", "With this action, Wollstonecraft demonstrated that she was willing to challenge social norms, but the human costs were severe: her sister was doomed to a life of poverty and hard work (as she could not remarry) as well as social condemnation.", "Wollstonecraft credited Fanny with opening her mind to new possibilities; in the end, though, she discovered that she had idealized Fanny, but she remained dedicated to her and her family.", "Fanny had become engaged and after her husband, Hugh Skeys, took her to the continent to improve her health,[6] she became pregnant and her health worsened; Wollstonecraft followed in 1785 to nurse her."
    • Great examples. You should be a professional editor :)
    • This is exactly the kind of thing that was getting me down before.

1) "appears to have been" is necessary because we have only Wollstonecraft's word for it 2) "throughout her life" emphasizes Wollstonecraft's life-long efforts to financially and emotionally assist her sisters (although sometimes this was unwelcome help) 3) "convinced" and "helped" do not mean the same thing 4) Wollstonecraft's relationships were not simple and cannot be explained simply nor do I think her relationship with Fanny should be explained this way. "First, Wollstonecraft credited Fanny with opening her mind to new possibilities. Then, Wollstonecraft realized she had idealized Fanny. Finally, Wollstonecraft remainded dedicated to Fanny and her family despite that realization." Awadewit 18:57, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

  • "The First of a New Genus" -- All words in the section header except the first should be lowercased, unless they were capitalized in the quote. The quoted text in the body of the section doesn't share the capitalization, so I assume they were not. The same is true of "Memoirs" and "Works" in the respective section headers.
    • Fixed.
Why is this? I would think that section headings would be capitalized in this way to draw attention to them. Most American publishing companies use this capitalization style in subheadings. Cambridge University Press, a British publishing company, for example, uses the lower case version and it is usually associated with them. Awadewit 18:57, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
This is just Wikipedia convention. I'm not sure where it first came from. Kaldari 19:12, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Add ISBNs to the "Further Reading" and "References" where possible. Add "accessed on" dates to any weblinks.
    • Will do.
  • In general, go through the manual of style and make sure the article follows it pretty closely. I think it does, but I might be missing something. Shimeru 04:46, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
    • Thanks for all your suggestions! They are all extremely helpful. Kaldari 07:34, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Mötley Crüe (album)

I've done a complete revision on this article and would like to have a peer look over it for the possiblity of having it nominated as a featured article. All of the facts have been referenced, and I've tried to make sure that no POV or incorrect statements exist. Darwin's Bulldog 03:48, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Hi there. Some suggestions:
  • The lead section is too short. Try to expand it to at least two more paragraphs.
  • If a date includes month and day, you should link them and don't pipe the year in music. For example: ...album released on 15 March, 1994 (see 1994 in music).
  • Add a few more professional reviews, see WP:ALBUM in the section Review sites.
  • Music genres such as hard rock and glam metal shouldn't be capitalized.
  • In the track listing, use an en dash (–) rather than a hyphen (-).
  • In the personnel section, link to the instruments on first occurrence, for example:
  • There's some unreferenced paragraphs. See the album review on the AllMusic Guide.
I think there's nothing more. Maybe the article is too short for a WP:FA, so you might want to expand it a little bit. Cheers. No-Bullet (TalkContribs) 00:40, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
  • There is a Rolling Stone review of the album here, if you want to incorporate. + Ceoil 22:54, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
Nice adds! The article's lookin' better, I appreciate the help. Darwin's Bulldog 06:28, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
I don't see that it has to be laid out with "Album" as a header and "Background", "Recording" and "Reaction" as sub-headers. I'd make them full headers. Illmatic is often seen as one of the best album pages on Wikipedia, so I'd have a look at that for guidance. For a great article not on a rap album, see 1987 (What the Fuck Is Going On?). Seegoon 19:13, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

USS Missouri (BB-63)

First Peer Review Second Peer Review

By accidentall oversight its been more than two years since this article has seen any type of community attention, so I am submitting this article for Peer Review ahead of a needed FAR to address any issues that may need to be fixed. TomStar81 (Talk) 22:39, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Patar knight

Alright, pretty good article. Couple of minor suggestions:

  • In the introduction, US Navy and United States Navy are redundant. The first could be removed, and the second linked.
  • In the "Service with the 3rd Fleet, Admiral Halsey" section, 2nd paragraph, the first link to Honshu is in a better position to be linked then the second one.
  • In "Signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender", the first link to Honshu could be linked.
  • Redirect Navy Day in the Post-war section to the correct sub-section.
  • In the same section, "both nations' independence.[4]" doesn't seem to refer to two nations at all. I'm guessing that it's referring to Greece and Turkey?
  • In the Korean section the "Republic of Korea." is not previously mentioned, and could lead to confusion among readers
  • "In an effort to dissuade U.N. forces from completely overrunning North Korea the People's Republic of China", comma after Korea.
  • Same section, Link to Mark Wayne Clark ("sailed thence to Sasebo, Japan. General Mark W. Clark,")

Good job on this article, and good luck on the FAR. --Patar knight - chat/contributions 00:09, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Christopher C. Kraft, Jr.

This article achieved GA status at the beginning of December and I am hoping to nominate it as a FAC shortly. As such, I would welcome any comments and suggestions for improvement. There are two particular areas on which I would welcome outside opinions. One, how does the lead look to readers who are unfamiliar with the subject, and does it need more context? It would be difficult to overemphasise Kraft's importance to the history of manned space exploration, but I didn't want to belabor the point too much. Two, does the article seem to be drawn too much from Kraft's autobiography? The reviewer at GA stage thought that it did. Since then, I have made some changes, and the article references thirty sources in total, but I would like to know how it looks. MLilburne 16:24, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Yannismarou

One of the main reasons I really enjoy reviewing articles is because I have the chance to read amazing, almost flawless, articles like this one (and your previous FA). My only problem in these cases is that I do not have mush to suggest! These are my remarks:

  • The lead: It looks nice to me. I would suggest not to add more context. The reader gets the point and the last paragraph is very well-written. But there are some repetitions in the lead. For instance you say twice that "Kraft became NASA's first flight director" (in the first and the second paragraph) and that he spent 10 years in the Johnson Space Center (1st and 3d paragraph). I think you could fix these repetitions and merge the 1st (stubby paragraph, which will be more stubby if the repetitions go) with the 2nd one. Something else in the lead: flight director leads me to a disambiguation page. It shouldn't. Pick straight away the link you want me to go. And something last: who described as "a driving force in the U.S. human space flight program from its beginnings to the Space Shuttle era, a man whose accomplishments have become legendary". You mention Lunney in the first quote but nobody here. Is it Nystrom you cite? And why you mentio Lunney and not Nystrom? Isn't he notable ecough? I don.t say what you did is definitely wrong. I just try to understand your thinking.
    • I'll consolidate the first two paragraphs. My original intention had been to say right up front what Kraft was most notable for, but I suppose that if the reader can't persevere through the lead in order to figure that out, then I shouldn't worry about it. As for the Lunney/Nystrom question, I took another look at the Nystrom article and remembered that it was quoting the announcement from the Rotary Club. So I have made that clear in the lead.
  • I see you're using {{cquote}} for your inline quotations. I also did and I like it, but in my El Greco User:Plange had a different opinion, which may be right. I repeat word by word what she told me - it may be helpful for you as well: "I see you're using {{cquote}} for your inline quotations and while they look pretty, they're really not in keeping with WP:MOS. Inline quotations (where you have "someone said:" and then the quote) should just use <blockquote>s. cquote template is for "pull quotes" that are outside of the flow of the prose, like you do with your nice blue ones (which I use as an example, BTW, when I try to show people what a pull quote is)".
    • Hmm. I dislike the idea of having two different styles of quotes in the same article (which is what that explanation would lead to). Think I'll wait for the FA stage and see if anyone minds it...
  • You overwikilink sometimes. Flight director for instance (where you send us to a dismb. link repeatedly!).
    • Yeah, I'll fix that, and go over the wikilinks to make sure that I don't repeat any.
  • Do you follow the British or the North-American spelling? You say "In his autobiography, Kraft recognises", but also ""The report," it said, "characterized"", "again criticized", "awards and honors". Check the whole article for consistency.
    • I intend to use the North American spelling, but I'm not surprised that I got some wrong. I'll see if I can find someone to proofread it for me, because clearly I've missed some!
  • "In films" is stubby, but I do not know if you could expand it a bit.
  • The article reads very well. The prose seems fine to me.
  • It is true that the article depends a lot on the autobiography (37 of the 80 notes are from this book), but I do not think this is an important problem in this particular case. You offer a great variety of sources (30!), and, thus, the article cannot be considered single-sourced. After all this is something inevitable sometimes: in Pericles I used repeatedly Thucidydes and Plutarch; I had to do it! Of course, further variety is welcome. What you could maybe do is to offer in the same citation another source in parallel with the autobiography. And you don't have to make notes in a row like this [1][2] to achieve that. You can combine them: check different ways of combinations of more sources in one citation in Tourette Syndrome and Battle of Edson's Ridge.--Yannismarou 11:42, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
    • Thank you very much for your comments, which I'll certainly take to heart. I'm very glad that you enjoyed reading the article. MLilburne 00:01, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

History of Ohio Wesleyan University

I would like to get comments on what to include and how to improve the article. WikiprojectOWU 01:36, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

  1. Top picture w/ logo needs to be taken or edited out because of blurriness.
  2. Opening paragraph doesn’t flow well and has some grammatical errors. The “but Augusta was…” sentence starts off kind of weird.
  3. The Founder section is kind of choppy. When I started reading that section I got totally lost. I was wondering why that section went back that far. There are also a bunch of grammatical errors in that section as well.
I don’t have time to go through the rest of it, but maybe I’ll check it out later. RENTASTRAWBERRY FOR LET? röck 01:45, 25 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Lead section should be expanded.
  • I have to agree with Rentastrawberry, the first paragraph doesn't flow well. The lead sentence feels like a run-on (but I'm not a grammar expert so, I'll simply say it is too long.)
  • "now occupied by Delaware hosted" should that be "now occupied by Delaware, Ohio hosted" or is it in reference to the native american tribe? If the later, then the "now" should probably be "at the time"?
  • "whites " don't like that word. It is a loaded term.
  • "also the geographic center of Ohio was " should that be "also the near the geographic center of Ohio was" Isn't Columbus considered the geographic center?
  • What is Adam Poe? It reads as if it is a location ala the sanitorium.
  • "the committee of Ohio citizens" should that be capitalized? Was it a formal committee?
  • The sentences/paragraphs after the sale are very choppy.
  • Methodism -- should be Methodist---Methodism is the ideas/thoughts/method/beliefs behind the Methodist Church. (EDIT: You used Methodism in places where you are referring to the Methodist Church.)
  • "he college originally admitted only male students" <> "However, it increased to 130 students by the end of 1842, a number comprising students of both genders." can you explain the apparent discrepency?
  • It officially opened it doors in 44, but had students in 42? Again, this needs to be explained.
  • "the first of a number of institutions named for Methodism founder John Wesley." Needs citation.

HAve to go... will review more later on.Balloonman 18:44, 29 December 2006 (UTC)


  • "Of the twenty-nine students, at the end of 1844, two were juniors, two were sophomores, fourteen freshmen and ninety-two in the prep school." Too much detail.
  • Define A.B./S.B. in article. Wikilinks can expand on what is there, but one shouldn't have to goto another link.
  • The stuff on thomson and the community needs a citation.
  • The stuff on thomson and slavery needs a citation---and the one used on the OWU main page didn't mention Thomson.
  • I'm not sure what the purpose is of mentioning that 70% of the board were laymen. I know the college is loosely affiliated with the Methodist Church, but the inclusion here wasn't defined.
  • "The first president of the college after its formal charter, was Edward Thomson" you've said that before.
  • "ON ACCOUNT of poor health." When I see "on account" I always wonder if that was the original wording in the original text---it sounds very old fashioned to me.
  • Why did the school stop offering advanced degrees?Balloonman 23:34, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Flag of Armenia

I need feedback on how to make this article featured. I believe most of the work is done already, but reviewing wouldn't hurt. In this review, I just want to make sure that everything's done to meet FA requirements. Thank you, --Crzycheetah 20:52, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

I would provide sources on where you get the RGB colors from on both of the national flag images at Flag_of_Armenia#Design. Other than that, I believe this article is ready for FAC. User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 21:13, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Response: The RGB colors were found here first, but then as Smjg mentioned, it contradicted with the colors of the flag we have here at Wikipedia; therefore he changed it.--Crzycheetah 23:02, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
One more thing, the flag is heavily mentioned in Mer Hayrenik, the national anthem of Armenia. I would also mention what flags were inspired by the Armenian flag, including the Flag of Nagorno-Karabakh. User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 21:21, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Response: And you would be right to do all that. I'll work on it.--Crzycheetah 23:02, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
It strikes me that a little explanation is required regarding the common and less common versions of the flags. Is there a rationale for using the one or the other? Is it geography? Is it happenstance? And is that rationale citable anywhere? I'm also interested in the fact that there are only two versions. Is there any history over this? If so I think it would enhance the article. Fiddle Faddle 21:32, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Response: A lot of organizations use the "more common" version" including Armenian Government. At the same time, there are places where "less common" version is used, for instance, there is one flying on the building of Armenian Embassy in the US. I haven't found anything to cite all this, but I thought it should be mentioned in the article that there are two versions. There is no third version found, yet. --Crzycheetah 23:02, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
I like it so far but I believe that, yes, we should mention Mer Hayrenik and include the Karabakh flag as well as references where needed. I think we also need to go into further detail on the ancient flags of Armenia than we presently do. -- Clevelander 22:01, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
The historical flags seem fine to me, but I would discuss more of the current flags of Armenia. User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 22:25, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Response:I also think that there is suffiecient info on historical flags in the article, but I can add a gallery of several ancient flags.--Crzycheetah 23:02, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
I looked through some of the current flags and most are not based off of the tricolor, except the two that we mentioned. I will drop that. I also added in the Mer Hayrenik statement myself (I have it playing in my headphones now, very pretty anthem). If historic flags are what you are wishing, I could fire up Inkscape tomorrow and see what kind of magic I can do. I would probably need some more time on the Armenian font when I do the Armenia SSR flags. User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 10:19, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

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The Cat and the Canary (1927 film) Symbol support vote.svg

I wrote this article from scratch. I created the stub in June 2006 and largely ignored it until recently. Finding sources that discussed this article was difficult, so along with general comments about the article, if anyone can point to any other sources, primary (reviews, etc.) or academic, please do so. I plan on nominating this article for FA in the future. Note I patterned this article after other FA film article's I've written (Halloween (film), Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, and Night of the Living Dead), so some aspects of this article will be stylistically similar to them, such as the absence of a list of cast members. Dmoon1 15:24, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

  • At a glance, it looks like a great article with lots of references. Considering adding another section with a Cast list (not just "Casting") to add to the article and go along with "Casting". (Don't take anything away from casting, just re-iterate the Cast in that new section.) Cbrown1023 15:44, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
    • I prefer prose to lists, but I'll see if I can come up with something that looks good in the article (since these lists seem to be in vogue with recent film FAs).Dmoon1 01:43, 8 January 2007 (UTC)
  • In my opinion the quality of the article would improve if the information borrowed from other articles would be removed. Elements that are not directly about the film The Cat and the Canary can easily be linked to. Example: the genre description with a list of films in the lead section. Another example: the carreer description with a list of prominent roles of the lead actress in the 'Casting' section. - Ilse@ 21:29, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
    • This type of information is typically found in film FAs. Dmoon1 01:43, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

  • First thing I notice is that you have fair use rationales. Yay!
  • "As the appointed time arrives, West's lawyer—Roger Crosby (Tully Marshall)—discovers a second will has mysteriously appeared in the safe." Do you really need the em-dashes or would an appositive suffice? Em-dashes are a much longer pause than commas.
    • fixed this
  • "tears his victims like they were canaries!" I'm just wondering if it should be "tears apart",
    • This is a quote from one of the title cards (I think that's what they're called) in the film.
      • They can be called title cards or intertitles.--Supernumerary 02:45, 8 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "a hand with long nails and covered in hair" Why not "a hairy hand ..."?
    • fixed
  • "they discover a hidden passage in the wall and the corpse of Roger Crosby," and "Paul vanishes as the secret passage closes behind him." Clarify that the body was in the passage by saying "they discover a hidden passage in the wall and in it the corpse of Roger Crosby"
    • fixed
  • "He gains consciousness" Shouldn't "gains" be "regains"?
    • fixed
  • Just how did the second will appear? Was it Charlie?
    • As far as I recall, the film doesn't explain.
  • How is everyone who arrives related to the late West? Most important is Annabelle's relation.
    • done, although from memory I don't the film is too explicit as to who's who and how they're related, just that Annabelle is the niece.
  • I specified the expressionism link to point to the section on German expressionism, so "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" is unnecessary and the Waxworks info can be moved to the next paragraph.
    • I would like to keep these here since they are influential in the making of the film and come up elsewhere in the article.
      • I agree with you. I peer review by just reading through and building this list as I go. I would normally have gone back through my suggestions but I was pressed for time.--Supernumerary 02:45, 8 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "a Gothic horror film trend that Laemmle wanted to capitalize on. Other films in the genre like Frank Tuttle's Puritan Passions and Roland West's The Monster and The Bat—all adaptations of Broadway stage plays—proved successful." I think you can combine these two sentences.
    • done
  • "The family immediately concludes that she is insane." What about the psychiatrist?
  • "A reviewer for the New York Times" Could this be changed to just "The New York Times"?
    • done
  • "naturally thought Leni" Who naturally thought Leni? You ellipses out to much.
    • "exponents" of expressionism; there should not be a comma in the ellipses.
  • "In reality" Sound like POV to me. You give a quote and then say that is wrong and this one is the real one.
    • These two quotes are from the same source. The author is stating what hardcore expressionists thought, then explains how Leni made his expressionist film palatable to an American audience.
      • I understand that but "in reality" says that the one quote is so wrong as to be non-real, and since "in reality" is not a quote it means that the article is evaluating these two quotes and strongly selecting one over the other.--Supernumerary 02:45, 8 January 2007 (UTC)
  • The lead should mention that it set the pattern for the old dark house genre.
    • this is mentioned in the lead, but "old dark house" isn't explained here. I wikilinked to haunted house, but that may not be sufficient.
  • "The film was released on VHS and DVD in 1997 and 2005 " Needs a "respectively".
    • I think the VHS and DVD editions came out at the same time in 1997 and 2005.
      • Maybe clarify that with a "both".
  • I've had a look at your IMDB cites, and, while they should pass muster for GA, IMDB is not considered a reliable source because the content is user-generated. You'll have to convert them to hard sources sometime.
    • All the FA film article I've written contain links to IMDb and no one has complained so far. This is usually the only available source for the type of information being cited (filmographies, etc.).
      • Hmmm. I'll look around and see. I have a whole page of resources that I photocopied out of a book that probably lists some film reference books and catalogs that should have filmographies. I also found a bunch of pages questioning the reliability of IMDB that I can show you if you are interested.--Supernumerary 02:45, 8 January 2007 (UTC)
  • No Rotten Tomatoes external link? Or AMG?
    • now linked to these cites
  • On a second look, you should be probably be using cite templates for your sources. See here.
  • Good article overall. I want to see the film now since I've already seen The Man who Laughs.--Supernumerary 22:42, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Comment I'd like to say I can't stand these "Cast lists" that seem to riddle FAs, and welcome the fact this article has the "Cast" in prose format. LuciferMorgan 13:10, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

I've added a lot to this article in the past several months, but I'm having trouble thinking of how to improve it furthur. I have the basics covered at least, but what else needs to be done to get the article a higher assessment? Ivyna J. Spyder 09:21, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

  • Please see automated peer review suggestions here. Thanks, APR t 22:55, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
I think that the Changes made in the 4Kids Version section could be integrated with other parts of the article. I also think that you should merge the Cast list into the character section as WikiProject Anime and manga states that people who do voices should be included in character sections. The image placement is disturbing the text in some parts of the article on the left margin. I think that the main characters descriptions could be more concise. For each point made for Kibry, for example, you need to reword it so that you get to that point and then move on - you need only to mention that Kirby is a baby once.
Your prose needs working on. "Some plot aspects are changed or removed entirely" could be reworded to "There are plot aspects that have been changed or removed entirely" as one example. You have too many additives in the article. Use find and replace to search for them and remove them. Start with "also". The word also should hardly be used throughout the article. See User:Tony1/How_to_satisfy_Criterion_2a#Eliminating_redundancy for other terms like that. --Squilibob 03:22, 30 December 2006 (UTC)
Thanks to much :D I'll definitely go with your suggestions. Ivyna J. Spyder 05:05, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Human rights in Syria

I need some help from other's interested in this subject expanding and cleaning up this article. Please edit and contribute. Thanks frummer 09:02, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

hmmmmmmmmm. Right now it should be titled, "The United States' view of HR in Syria." Not that it's necessarily wrong, but some broader sources will be necessary to make it more objective.Kaisershatner 15:39, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
See here: [4] for some other articles to use as comparison. No idea yet if they are any better, but here's the source.Kaisershatner 15:49, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Please see automated peer review suggestions here. Thanks, APR t 23:14, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
  • I agree that the article in its current form is sharply POV, and relies too much on sources which could be viewed as many in the world as biased. In addition, an article as contentious as this needs a lot more referencing and inline citations. Neil916 (Talk)
  • I suggest seeking better sources. Most, if not all, of the actual claims made in the article are correct and can readily be substantiated from more neutral sources. Possible options readily available on line include Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. The United States Department of State is an acceptable source but shouldn't in my view be the principal one. The comments by US President Bush should not be included, at least not in this way, as it gives the impression that the US administration is some sort of arbiter of, or at least authority on, human rights and thereby detracts from the credibility of the article (the article on Human rights in the United States does not quote President Assad...). Palmiro | Talk 15:00, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Coil (band)

I would like comments that might help in eventually making this an A article. --AlexOvShaolin 17:27, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

I didn't read the whole article. Some suggestions:
  • Use the Redirect template as hatnote.
  • Erase the years of formation and disbanding on parentheses. Coil is not a person, so you may want to include those dates as text on the lead.
  • Some users don't like lists, so you maybe want to convert them to prose.
  • The article needs some more references. The first six paragraphs doesn't have any.
  • I personally don't like when a small article has so many sections. Try to make some subsections.
  • he external links section needs to be cleaned up a little. Try to include only official websites of the band members.
Hope that helped. Cheers. No-Bullet (TalkContribs) 04:53, 24 December 2006 (UTC)
My views:
  • As a rule of thumb, avoid really lengthy lists. They're unlikely to be referenced well (for A-Class articles, bear in mind that the doctrines of WP:OR will apply), and don't improve the flow of the prose.
  • The most important thing here is, I reckon, organisation. Try to group things chronologically in a "History" section.
  • Another major stumbling black is your tone. Don't say "John" - the readers are not on first name terms with the band and this is an encyclopedia. Avoid what can be interpreted as promotional language. The content's good, it just needs to be approached from a neutral angle.

I hope some of this helped. Seegoon 23:52, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanx for the input so far, i plan to edit the article extensively tomorrow, then if you guys are willing, maybe expand on the points i missed. --AlexOvShaolin 03:31, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Of course - if anything's confusing or you get unstuck, reply here or on my talk page and I'll do what I can. Seegoon 23:56, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Alright, i feel like i have grazed over everything mentioned, so if anyone has specific and in depth criticisms, please explain them, I can tell this article needs more work, but other than expanding the "Late Coil" section, nothing is coming to mind. --AlexOvShaolin 00:02, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Medzhybizh

This article has been greatly expanded today and I am thinking of nominating it for FA. I think a general review would be helpful.--Natl1 14:54, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

  • A great deal of work will be needed before it is close to WP:WIAFA. It needs citing (see WP:CITE), the WP:LEAD needs work, and the section headings don't conform to WP:MOS and WP:MSH. It doesn't conform with WP:GTL. Sandy (Talk) 19:58, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
First up - a bigger lead with 2 paragraphs which summarise important points. Then as above..Cas Liber 04:48, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Ebionites

Ebionites has had a peer review by Wikipedia editors which is now archived. This second peer review should focus only on the changes needed to bring it up to FA standards if it isn't already. --Loremaster 01:16, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

Aqua Teen Hunger Force

Reasons for a peer review:

- This article has a wealth of various information, and has the potential and fanbase to become a featured article

- This is a show on a major cable network, and has a good deal of popularity.

- Illuminator of the Truth 16:55, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Well you could expand the Film section, and add a lot more references. Expand the story so far in the List of Episodes section, and merge all trivia. Wiki-newbie 17:04, 21 December 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, you need more references. Also, either expand the 'Episodes' and 'The Movie' sections or move the {{main}} links to the 'See Also' section.--NMajdantalk 20:14, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Everything Master Shake throws seems to explode except for tennis rackets and chainsaws.

  • I've taken a look at the article. The opening paragraphs are particularly good. I think it's well-written and draws the reader in overall.
  • I've separated out some paragraphs - you'll notice that by doing that, the article is more approachable and readable. Try to get the paragraphs all roughly the same length, with about 5-7 sentences at most.
  • You have "orphan" sentences throughout the article (sentences that either need to be built on, or incorporated into a paragraph). Try eliminating these.
  • This show is in it's 6th season, I believe, and might deserve it's own "Wikiproject" at this stage. Try approaching similar Wikiprojects to get some help with the episode guides. You'll also probably find folks who watch the show in those projects. Try Wikiproject SouthPark and Wikiproject Simpsons. Nina Odell 13:07, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
  • You're going to need a synopsis of each season in the body of the article. Hope you like ATHF a lot!Nina Odell 13:08, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Portal:United States Navy

I have put the portal up for peer review for a couple of reasons one, it's my first portal and I would like to get thoughts on it and two I would like in the future to put the portal up for featured once I maintain it for a while. --Wilsbadkarma 19:01, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

Kirill Lokshin

Off to a good start. A variety of potential improvements, though:

  • The rotating content should really use some sort of auto-rotation scheme; manual rotation tends to be much more trouble than it's worth.
  • The selected picture should have an explicit image credit.
  • There's no list of major topics.
  • Perhaps work a link to at least WP:USMIL somewhere into the portal?

Keep up the good work! Kirill Lokshin 22:30, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

  • Ok I have made some major updates. Starting with rotating content for Article, Picture, Quotes, Bio, Equipment, and today. I have added credits to all images in the rotation. I have added an extensive list of topics, as well as a tab to categories. I have not only included a link to WP:USMIL I have give it and other related Military History Task forces their own related project section, I set up the requested articles to use a hide, show box on the main page so all those red links wouldn't automatically display, I also created a Projects and Tasks tab so that the requested projects could be displayed more prominently without cluttering up the main page with red links. The only thing that I'm still working on is to add more articles to the rotation. Currently I have between 5 and 15 articles in the rotations depending on the article type. Let me know what you think of the changes. --Wilsbadkarma 01:40, 24 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Looks excellent! The portal should be ready to be a featured portal candidate; while more articles in the rotation would be good, the queues are large enough at this point that it ought to be able to pass even without further additions. Kirill Lokshin 01:59, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

Tom Cool

I reviewed the portal and followed several links. I'm not familiar with portal design standards, so my review should be taken with a grain of salt, but I think this portal is excellent. It has a crisp, clean presentation. The content featured on the portal is interesting and pertinent. The links to naval topics, while not comprehensive, are wide-ranging and useful. I'd add some more major topic links, such as List of United States Navy ships. One small suggestion: the colors chosen for the portal don't appear very "Navy", except for the "Navy blue", which people associate with the Navy, although the Navy itself doesn't make use of it. (Since our "Service Dress Blues," in fact, are black.) You might want to play around with the colors and see if you can get an appearance that is as refined, but more "Navy." For example, you could pick colors from Navy insignia such as

these trusty Commander insignia.

Just an idea. Overall, I'd say good job. I mean, bravo zulu! Tomcool

  • Those colors actually are US Navy Colors according the US Navy Fact File on Graphics & Colors The colors are BLUE PMS 275 which translates to RBG=#25185d that is the color of the section headers, GOLD PMS 125 which translates to RGB=#bc8d00 that is the background and, RED PMS 187 which translates to RGB=#bb8900 this is the tab color. So as much I would like to use colors that are assumed to be "Navy Colors" I rather use the Presice Official Navy Colors. but thanks for the review --WilsBadKarma (Talk/Contribs) 20:58, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
I stand corrected! And my appreciation for your work has risen even higher. Tomcool 21:06, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Battle of Svolder

I've been working on this article for a long time now, a fresh perspective would be welcome. Haukur 08:46, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

The only thing that bugs me is the lack of final -r's in the nominative case, but that is a matter of taste. As far as I am concerned the article is ready for FA status. I hope that you will make the same kind of improvements with the Battle of the Helgeå ;-).--Berig 21:34, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
I agree with your taste, I'd prefer to use Óláfr Tryggvason etc. but I thought using some Anglicization convention for the royals would be a reasonable compromise to make the article more palatable to some people (see its talk page). The extant sources on the Battle of the Holy River are scarcer and even more confusing than those on the Battle of Svolder, so a FA candidate on the former would be much more history and much less literature than the latter. Would be interesting to work on but I don't think I'll have the needed energy to pour into another FA candidate soon. Thanks for commenting! Haukur 00:31, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Ernest Emerson

I've been working on this one article on Ernest Emerson for a bit and feel it's time to have it reviewed. I have more pictures enroute...just need some thoughts or areas for improvement, one reader thought it may be too technical one other very negative editor called it "crap". I'd like to see this as a featured article someday!

Thanks --Mike Searson 22:23, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

From SG

  • Seven references for a one-sentence lead? (Please see WP:LEAD.) Sandy (Talk) 01:40, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Why is this page noincluded, and why isn't it shown as a link on the talk page of the article? The peer review should be linked on the article talk page.

Allright, I found the link - darn stupid talk page templates, cluttering up the page, and you have to hit show to know it's there - that's not good. Sandy (Talk) 14:47, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Some responses from my talk page:

I understand the problem, Mike - the other editor was saying that the article didn't establish notability, or more specifically, bio notability - you should carefully read those two pages, as any editor can put an article up for WP:Prod or WP:AfD if notability isn't established in the article. Some of your sources aren't complete, and some of them may fail notability. So, while we're on your sources, they should all include author, article title, and publication date, when available - and they should be correctly formatted and in a consistent style throughout the article. Looking at the six sources you used in the lead - and showing you how to correctly format them (if there is no author, you can delete, but we must have article name and pub date):

  • Author last name, author first name. "Article title". Knives Illustrated, June 1994.
  • Author last name, author first name. "The Hottest Grind of All". Blade Magazine, January 1998.
  • Combs, Roger. "Ernest Emerson". Knives Illustrated, April 2004.
  • Ewing, Dexter. "Stand and Salute the CQC7". Knives Annual, 2006.
  • Ewing, Dexter. "Rock-Star Knifemakers Part 1". Blade Magazine, January 2006.
  • Nielsen, Eugene. "Emerson Combat Karambit". SWAT Magazine, March 2006.

The next question is whether you need these sources in the lead - the answer is no. Pls have a look at WP:LEAD for guidance on what the lead should be/do. Extraordinary facts are often sourced in the lead, but generally, the lead is a summary of facts already sourced elsewhere in the article. Seeing six sources on one statement in the lead is highly unusual and unnecessary. If you feel you must have one source in the lead to establish notability, I found one for you that should work (you can edit my page and edit copy, edit paste these sources into ref tags in your article):

I see you've used that source, but not formatted it correctly. The statements in that source - which could be quoted - establish notability ("sets the standard for combat folders", "edged weapons guru", and "makes the most sought after custom knives in the tactical world" are certainly enough to establish notability) - that one source could be used in your lead (and your lead needs to be expanded to meet WP:LEAD). You can remove the other sources from your lead, and use them in the article where necessary.

I also see you haven't learned how to use named refs when you refer to the same ref more than once. You name the ref on its first occurrence, and then just refer to that name on subsequent occurrences, so that all of those footnotes summarize into one line - you can read about that on WP:FN - let me know if you need help.

Another thing - don't use Ibid in Wiki - if another editor in the future inserts new text in between, ibid becomes invalidated - use named refs instead, to make all instances of one source point to the same line.

Also, you have a large number of blue links that should be expanded correctly in your footnotes. For example:

should be:

You have to say where you got it, since it's not from Solder of Fortune magazine - which raises another issue - it's a copyright violation. IF the link were actually to the Soldier of Fortune article, you would just include the link as the article title, rather than adding it at the end of the ref.

Other things you need to do:

  • All book sources need page numbers. They should also be correctly formatted:
    • Wynne, Marcus. Brothers in Arms (2004), Publishing place: publisher name. ISBN 0765346915
  • Examples of ref that needs work:
    • Blade Magazine February, 1998 (needs author and article name, and correct formatting) - do this throughout.
  • Now, a huge pet peeve (read WP:NOT): Wikipedia is not a blog and not a webpage - it's an encyclopedia. We don't link to external websites except in references, External links, and few other places. External jumps (imbedded links) should be removed from the text. You can do that by converting those statements to referenced statements, sourced to the external site, or by writing the Wikipedia article about the external site, linking to it, and including the external website on that article. Examples of imbedded links in your article that need to be eliminated:
  • Night of the Running Man: Scott Glenn's character carried a whitehandled one of a kind Emerson folding tanto. (Remove the IMDb link from the text - use it as a reference to the statement instead.)
  • (ugh) In addition to the individual Martial Arts Instructor Rankings listed above, Mr Emerson's teaching credentials include, California POST(Peace Officer Standards & Training) Instructor,Gunsite instructor, Hand-to-hand Combat Instructor for H&K Defense Group, and Director of the Combat Research and Development Group. Mr Emerson is also an expert witness for the Los Angeles Prosecuting Attorney's Office and has been consulted as a technical advisor to various television and movie productions, including National Geographic.[7]
    • The source proving that he has these credentials should be stevenlwaterman.com - if Waterman doesn't source these claims, they need a source, and linking to the websites which explain what those credentials are isn't a source. Those external jumps don't belong in the article - if you want to explain what POST is, you can either write the Wiki article and link to it, or include information about what that is in a footnote, referencing the site there - but those external jumps don't belong in the article. (Notice some copyedit needs in that section as well - take care of missing spaces, etc.) You have external jumps throughout.

Hope this helps get you going. Sandy (Talk) 14:44, 29 December 2006 (UTC)


Thanks Sandy, this is good. I did not start out to write this article, I found it by accident and tried to fix it. Eventually rewriting it. An editor with an agenda had me source every other sentence and without multiple sources was accusing me of not being neutral, sycophantic, etc.

It seemed as if it took 6 sources in one sentence to establish to this naysayer that Mr Emerson was who he claims he is!

I will work on this more today and use the guidelines you've given me for source formatting. I must have looked at them on another article and did it that way!

I don't know if I'm qualified enough to write the POST article, but maybe I'll try the Gunsite and HK ones.

Thanks again for your help! --Mike Searson 15:41, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Good luck - you've got a fine start ! Sandy (Talk) 17:39, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Yannismarou

Nice start and nice material, but, in order to become FA or at leat GA, this article needs a lot of work and a lot of wikifation. This is my review:

  • The lead does not constitute a comprehensive summary of the article. Please read carefully WP:LEAD and fix accordingly your lead.
  • The knife photos are miniscule! Why? IMO they should be a bit bigger, but again, other editors may have a different opinion.
  • "Although Emerson began his martial arts training at the age of 16 in Korean Judo; he continued his study of the martial arts while attending the University of Wisconsin." Maybe , instead of ; here?
  • The article flow is quite often bad. These two phrases are a good example:"He graduated with degrees in Physical Education and World History. He moved to Southern California for the sole purpose of studying martial arts." You see, often a word can make the difference: "He graduated with degrees in Physical Education and World History. He then moved to Southern California for the sole purpose of studying martial arts." This link could be helpful (here).
  • "Background" could be split in two sections which will contain more personal and career infos (if you can find any more): "Early life" (or "Family") and "Backgroung".
  • Try to avoid the stubby one-sentence paragraphs. They are bad both for the prose and the layout.
  • Try not to have citations in a row like [1][2] or [1][2][3]. There are ways to merge more than one citations in one. Check, for example, Tourette Syndrome or Battle of Edson's Ridge or an article I rewrote: El Greco.
  • Try to have the inline citations at the end of the sentence and not if the middle. Place them in the middle only if it is absolutely necessary for reasons of emphasis.
  • "First knife-Custom knifemaking-Pre tactical models" are three one after the other stubby sections. Try to avoid them by mergers or expansions.
  • I now saw that your article has 20 sections! This is not good structure. Try to organize your article with not-stubby sections, sub-sections and sub-sub-sections if necessary.
  • In "Specwar Knives" I see two stubby paragraphs.
  • "Emerson Knives, Inc" is stubby. "Semi retirement from custom knifemaking" as well. All these stubby sections do not help the reader: they continuously interrupt the article flow and impede the reader from getting the general idea about what he reads and from properly following the story.
  • "Mr Emerson's teaching credentials". Why Mr Emerson here and Emerson elsewhere? Emerson everywhere. No reason to use Mr. I fixed some of these.
  • "Author" is stubby. If the content of these articles is important, expand. Otherwise merge or think if the content of this section is necessary.
  • "Knives in Books" has only stubby paragraphs.
  • Films and television shows need italics. Check Wikipedia:Manual of Style (text formatting).
  • Notes 4, 5, 10, 11, 18 are empty. What is wrong there. Formatting and layout problems.
  • In the books you don't mention page and publisher. For a ready format for books, check Template:Cite book. For articles in journals Template:Cite journal. For webs Template:Cite web or Template:cite news.

I suggest you make the necessary arrangements and you initiate a new peer-review. I think it is premature to go right now for GA.--Yannismarou 22:33, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Thank you, I'll make the necesarry changes you mention. As far as the empty notes, I was told by a previous reviewer to format my notes in this manner as opposed to having the same source cited throughout...which is the preferred method of doing so?--Mike Searson 23:46, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

I suppose Sandy told you to gather the same notes (with the same content I mean) together, so that they are grouped, and I agree. But I said another thing: The specific notes I mentioned have no content! They were empty! They said nothing. Now, I looked again at the article, and they look fine! You probably fixed them.--Yannismarou 09:27, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

I did, I was missing a character and I looked at some of your articles for help and found my mistake! Thanks! I've rewritten some of the prose, too. The tagging was getting in the way of my writing style. Thanks again for the help and constructive criticism. --Mike Searson 09:44, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Jeff Tweedy

After a long venture through the Greg Kot autobiography of Jeff Tweedy (which is by far the best source for this), I think this article has come a long way. I would like some feedback about the prose of the article, whether there should be some more free images, and any general improvements that you think may benefit the article. Thanks in advance! Teemu08 03:57, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

  • Alphabetizing the categories is my only suggestion. M3tal H3ad 10:05, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Tears of the Black Tiger Symbol support vote.svg

I believe this is a good article. It is the most thorough compilation of facts about the film that I'm aware of. — WiseKwai 14:01, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Please see automated peer review suggestions here. Thanks, APR t 21:00, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Introduction

  • "With a story involving the tragic romance of a fatalistic, working-class hero who has become an outlaw and the upper-class daughter of a provincial governor, the movie is equal parts homage to and parody of Thai action movies of the 1950s and 1960s and melodramatic romantic tearjerkers." This sentence bothers me. First thing is the who clause needs to be off set to make it clear, especially because of the length of this sentence. "With a story involving" sounds wordy. Does the film parody all romantic tearjerkers or those from the same time as the action movies? You also mix calling it a "film" and a "movie". Pick one and be consistent. Here's a possible rephrasing, which I don't really like either, but it might help you out.
    • "The film centers on the tragic romance between a fatalistic, working-class hero, who has become an outlaw, and the upper-class daughter of a provincial governor. As such the film is equal parts homage to and parody of Thai action movies of the 1950s and 1960s and melodramatic romantic tearjerkers."
      • Took another shot at it.
  • "the Dragons and Tigers Awards for Best New Director" Maybe you can find a wikilink for this, if not it's no big deal.
  • "It was purchased for distribution in the United States by Miramax Films, which changed the ending and then shelved the film indefinitely." Rephrase from passive to active.
    • Done.
  • You forgot one fair use rationale for Image:Tears5.jpg, and I also changed the fair use rationale for the poster to a more standard one. Otherwise they look good.
    • The one image I didn't upload. Surprised I missed it, though.

Plot and cast

  • At first glance, the plot has lots of random wikilinks. White? Plain? Knife? Bullet? Beach? etc. Please cut out the unimportant ones.
    • I like white because it talks about what it represents. The others probably won't survive the cutting.
  • The plot is approx. 1,890 words long. It needs to be condensed, and if that is not possible explain why.
    • Since condensing it will change everything, I won't proofread this section as my suggestions might end up being unnecessary. I'll gladly do it after the condensing though.
      • I knew it was too long, but had no idea it was that long. Yikes.
        • I've cut the plot down to 1,000 words, which is probably still too long. But have a look and see what you think, if you want.
  • Are any of the other actors deserving of a wikilink in the cast section?
    • The other actors deserve a wikilink, but have no articles. I dislike the look of too many red links in cast sections, so ...
  • Plot review follows
  • "Dressed all in black and wearing a black cowboy hat, " I think you can cut the second black especially because you have a picture of it. Also specify the wikilink to the symbolism section.
  • "The bullet ricochets around before it hits its target – a man's forehead." Why not simply "The bullet ricochets around before burrowing into a man's forehead."?
  • "off a variety of items" possibly just "off of items" considering you wikilink Rube Goldberg
  • How does the first paragraph, which is only two sentences, connect with the second one?
  • "Mahesuan is bitter about Dum taking his place as the best gunman in the outlaw gang headed by the brutal Fai. Mahesuan finds Dum playing a harmonica. He knocks it out of Dum's hand and baits him into a gunfight. The quick-drawing Dum fires first. Mahesuan is not injured, but a dead snake drops from an overhanging tree branch onto Mahesuan's cowboy hat. Dum killed the venomous snake, saving Mahesuan's life." This is choppy; make it flow.
  • "Dum then thinks back" You wikilink "thinks back" to "flashback", which does show that it is a flashback but only if someone clicks through. If it's important explicitly state it, otherwise leave it as is.
  • "Dum then thinks back to his childhood 10 years ago during the Second World War, when Rumpoey and her father had to leave the city. They came to stay with Dum's father, a district chief, at their small farm in rural Thailand." He can't think back to what other people did when he wasn't there, so he should be the subject. Maybe:
    • "Dum then thinks back to his childhood 10 years ago during the Second World War, when Rumpoey and her father left the city to stay on Dum's father's small farm in rural Thailand."
  • "which is called "Sala Awaiting the Maiden"" Why is this important? A wikilink (or a clause) to Sala would be nice to explain that.
  • "Dum says a woodcutter built it to await the daughter of a wealthy family whom he had fallen in love with." You're missing a comma and "whom" currently refers to the wealthy family.
  • "filled with some boys." Is the some needed?
  • "On the way home, they collide with another boat that is filled with some boys. They taunt Rumpoey, and Dum fights with them. He is struck with an oar and the boat overturns. Dum rescues Rumpoey but is late in coming home. So he is punished by his father, who lashes the boy's back with a rattan cane. Rumpoey feels sorry for him and buys Dum a harmonica to replace the flute she broke." Needs to flow.
  • "In shock at seeing Rumpoey's face, Dum is stabbed in the chest with his own knife and allows Kumjorn to escape." Ouch! I can see why he let him escape, but who stabbed him? (Active trumps passive most of the time.)
  • "a gang of male students – the same boys from her childhood boat accident." Why not just a comma?
  • "Dum comes to her rescue, but ends up expelled" You need to review comma usage. You use them when not needed and don't use them when needed. Your most common mistake is the one quoted, where you have a single subject with two verbs. Here a comma is unnecessary. Below you leave out a comma where you have two subjects with two verbs. In this case, a comma is necessary.
  • "he’d given it" Don't use contractions.
  • "Fai then hands Dum a pistol and tells him to finish the job of killing the men who murdered his father. Dum is now an outlaw." Join these two sentences.
  • "Shifting back to the present, it is the night before Rumpoey's wedding." I'd make it "Shifting back to the present, where it is..."
  • "Rumpoey tries to hang herself, but is stopped by her maid. Fai plans to attack the governor's mansion. Mahesuan, suspecting that Dum intentionally let Kumjorn go free, betrays Dum. A gun battle ensues, but Dum escapes." Choppiness caused by trying to link all plot lines together at once.
  • Specify the wikilink for "white".
  • "Fai's men attack and Mahesuan discovers Rumpoey. " Comma needed.
  • "While carrying Rumpoey" Why is he carrying her?
  • "A raindrop drips through a hole in the brim of Mahesuan's hat, distracting him. Dum fires first, blowing Mahesuan's head off." Join these two with a "when" or an "as".
  • I would have made the comma changes myself, but I'm pressed for time at the moment.

Production

  • "It also draws on 1960s and 1970s Thai action cinema, so-called by critics" While what it refers to should be obvious, I tend to use the noun if there is any doubt. "so-called" sounds really awkward. Why not just "called"? Or "know by critics as"?
    • Reworked that.
  • "novels of Thai humorist Por Intharapalit and an old Thai pop ballad" Any appropriate wikilinks would be appreciated here.
  • "Wisit said in an interview." Source?
    • An interview for the production notes. I've tacked the ref on at the end of each quote.
  • I'm puzzled by whether "The Heavens Strike the Thief" should be capitalized and italicized in the lead, and if so should it be the same in Origins? Is it a common title in the English world, which is the way it comes across in the lead? In Origins it sounds like it's just a a translation, in which caseI would say no caps or italics.
    • It's not a standard English title, so I lower-cased it in the intro.
  • "'depending on the film's context,' the director said. Source?
    • Same source as before.
  • "Fah talai jone is also the Thai name for an herb, Andrographis paniculata." This has what to do with the price of tea in China? It's just tacked on and sounds like it was lifted from a trivia section. Put it in context, or if there is nothing beyond coincidence then just say "coincidentally".
    • I know that the director, like many Thais, takes great delight in puns and double meanings. At the cinema, silly puns will result in riotous laughter. It's really amazing. So probably the fact that there's an herb with the same name only heightens the meaning of the title. I reworked it so that this idea is clearer, I hope.
  • "the directorial debut for Wisit" There's a case for using either "for" or "of" here, and they have different connotations. I don't know enough to have an opinion, but you should and I just wanted to alert you to it.
    • By Wisit?
      • That works too.
  • "Production design was by Ek Iemchuen,[10]" Why is this cite in the middle of a sentence? I don't think you will be challenged to prove that Ek did the production design but that he was a classmate. Move the cite to the end.
    • Done.
  • "likay (Thai folk opera)" I'm not a fan of parentheses. I'd say "likay, a form of Thai folk opera."
    • Or a Thai form of folk opera.
  • "Wisit said in a 2001 interview." Is it really important where he said what he said? I don't think that's the case here, so you can drop it and let the cite do the work.
    • Done.
  • "Over-saturated colors were used as part of the overall production design to reflect scenes of rural Thailand, which the director saw as bright and colorful." Consider dropping "as part of the overall production design".
    • Done
  • "Walls on the sets and locations were painted pink or green, and lighting was used to achieve the desired effect, but the film was additionally treated in the color grading process." This is a run-on. Also what was the desired effect? If it's saturation just say so.
    • Done
  • Nice work with the no-break space in 35 mm. :)
    • Thanks. I'm learning.
  • "To experiment with the set design and lighting effects, Wisit was able to try them out in a commercial he directed for Wrangler Jeans, " "To experiment" and "to try them out" is redundant. Simplify.
    • Done.
  • "whom the director said" Everytime the director says something I think it should be cited. I'm not sure if I'm the only one, but it's a good idea nonetheless.
    • Yes.
  • "There are experienced actors in the cast as well, including Sombat Metanee and Naiyana Sheewanun, who worked in the era of Thai filmmaking that Wisit was trying to recreate." Very flat, try rephrasing.
    • Need to work on that some more. Can't think of any other way to say it.
  • For the old-style marketing, what is the name of the book they made?
    • Same as the film.

Reception

  • "in a wide release in Thai cinemas." What about changing the second "in" to a "to"?
    • Sure.
  • "It won best costume design for designer Chaiwichit Somboon at the Thailand National Film Association Awards." Rephrase to avoid saying "design" and "designer".
    • Done.
  • "The Bangkok Critics Assembly" wikilink?
    • Links provided to section of Cinema of Thailand article.
  • "Ek Iemchuen" or "Ek Iamchuen"? (Oh damn, I just realized that's an "I" not a lower-case "L". Don't know how you could avoid that...)
    • IMDb really butchered the guy's name. Just did a correction.
  • I'm totally for accent marks on "premiere", but that's just me.
    • Isn't premiere English? With the accents, it would be the French.
  • Looking at the awards, you might want to reevaluate which ones you mention in the lead. You should mention some of the many Thai ones, or just that it won many Thai awards.
    • The Thai awards weren't that prestigious. If it had won best picture or best director I could see mentioning it up higher. It can be said in the intro, though, that it won many awards in Thailand.
  • "It also had theatrical releases in the United Kingdom, France and Japan." This bothers me because it makes it sound like the film owns these things. I don't know if you understand that, but I'd change it to "It was also theatrically released in ..."
    • Done.
  • "Because of its blending of genres, colorful production design and conspicuous action, it has achieved cult status." Seems like every film I find has a cult now. Can this be proved?
    • I have junked the cult status of the film, even though it probably exists. However, I can't prove it.
  • You're mixing standards again. Either use ' "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet." ' or ' "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet". '.
    • What can I say? I'm an American working for a publication that uses British English. Most days, I don't know whether I'm coming or going.
  • "Edelstein wrote in a review for the film's 2007 US release" Don't know if this clause is necessary. Completely up to you to keep or cut.
    • Cut it.

Distribution

  • "A string of limited releases is set for January-March 2007 with a Region 1 DVD release planned thereafter. It is the original version of the film." Incorporate that last sentence like you did in the lead.
    • Okay.
  • "Miramax changed the ending" Is there any more info on this? What did they change it to? Why change it? Why shelve it? etc.
    • Miramax routinely edited foreign films they purchased. I should be able to reference this. As for why it was shelved, that's more difficult to explain, but I'll try to find a reference.
  • The section heading "Distribution and DVD" could be changed to just "Distribution".
    • Okay.

Soundtrack, miscellanae

  • "I'm so alone, so lonesome I could die" Should there be a period for this last line?
    • I don't know. I try it out.
  • "See also: Music of Thailand" Is this needed?
    • Probably not.
  • Is this on any other language wiki?
    • I'll check. Seems like French Wikipedia should have it, and possibly Thai as well.
  • I'm not sure, but I think categories are supposed to alphabetized.
    • You're right, they are.
  • Where the hell did the interview come from? The link is to just a text dump.
    • It's a Japanese Thai film website. Parts of the interview are used in the Russian mirror of the Film Bangkok site. I believe it to be from the production notes.
  • The linebreaks in the soundtrack section are annoying, but what can you do?
    • That's the standard from WP:ALBUM.
      • I figured as much, but the way the tracks are sometimes split across two lines is bothersome. It's only a minor aesthetics issue though.
  • Nice use of the auto-PR, and this article should pass GA once the plot is fixed.--Supernumerary 04:43, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Comment: Thanks, again, for your hard work on this. I promise this will be the last peer review I seek for awhile. I'll try to pitch in with some myself. — WiseKwai 07:47, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

BOAC Flight 777

This article was listed as a DYK article several weeks ago. I was wondering what people thought of its potential as a FA article. Please post comments on what changes/improvements can be made.--David Straub 12:48, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

At first glance, some of the sections are too short. It would probably make sense to combine some of the sections into one larger section. For instance The attack could probably do without any further subheadings. 'Further readings' should also be bulleted. But its a good start.--NMajdantalk 21:30, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Gosgood's comments

  • I feel that the subsection Possible spies on the plane presently suffers from speculative language, per Wikipedia:Words to Avoid - 2.2 So-called, supposed, alleged, purported. The cited references [4], [7], [12] are not definitive in what these gentlemen were up to, and instead report on the mystery of what they might have been up to. As presently worded, it seems to me that this section is participating in the parlor game of speculation as well. Sixty some years after the fact, I don't think anyone can establish what Messers Howard and Israel were up to. If Wikipedia is to confine itself to verifiable fact, then it can state, in certain terms, that "It has never been established what role Leslie Howard played in the time leading up to flight 777, however a number of theories have been advanced...", and then present an inventory of citation-supported theories. This withdraws the article from the game of participating in speculation and places it on firmer ground, that of itemizing the various theories that historical researchers have advanced, which in itself is a set of verifiable facts. Thank you for investing time on this interesting period of history. Gosgood 12:45, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Cardiff Blues

General hint and tips on how to get this article to a higher standard please! References are coming.

Steve1978 03:36, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

Hi, great work with re-writing the article and adding a lot more information. I have a few ideas to improve it further:
    • Look at other good rugby articles for ideas, such as Crusaders and All Blacks.
    • Headings and sub-headings should not have capitals on second words.
    • You don't need to wiki-link everything. For example, in the Identity section, link Cardiff RFC once instead of each mention.
    • Try and expand and make every section as comprehensive as possible. Merge New Stadium? into the Ground section, but expand it further...such as explaining how for larger fixtures the club may take games to Millennium.
    • Sponsors should be re-written into a bigger paragraph on colours/jerseys/etc.
    • Check for spelling mistakes such as Biarritz Olimpique-->Biarritz Olympique
    • De-link some things that don't have articles, such as players, CL seasons etc.
    • And yeah, a lot of references are needed. See those other articles for examples.
    • The introduction needs to be tripled in size at least. Just write a nice overview of the whole article.
    • To make it look a bit better, try to avoid having heaps of paragraphs with just one line to them, like the 2006-07 section.
Thanks and good luck with it, it is looking good. Cvene64 08:18, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, good advice. The Crusaders site looks like a good example to base things things on.

Steve1978 12:22, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

My 2 cents:

  • "In addition..." Just get rid of that.
  • "Their main domestic leage is the Magners League which is a Celtic competition." I have a small problem here. Your sentences have been consistently closing with prepositional phrases or subordinate clauses, and it's just getting overwhelming to read. So, I suggest you write this in the quotation above's place: "Their main domestic leage is the Magners League,a Celtic competition."
  • Actually, say "Cardiff competes" -- you forgot the "s" for the singular verb tense.
  • What's a "the original four Welsh regional sides." Only the Welsh viewers would have total comprehension about that.
  • "Although a successful club, having qualified for the Heinekne Cup every season, they have yet to win honours in one of their competitions." in-line citation, please?
  • "Welsh regional sides. he Blues have strong ties to" You forgot the capital T'.
  • "The team is owned and run by Cardiff Rugby Football Club Ltd.." You have 2 periods there.
  • "The Arms Park, as it is known, is dominated by..." change the word 'dominated' to 'overshadowed'.
  • "Access to the Arms Park is from the castle end of Westgate Street, Cardiff." Do you really need this line? It sounds like you're the announcer in Lexington Avenue directing the UN reps to the other side of the city. (Which does happen in NYC, if you're familiar.)
  • "On occasion, Cardiff Blues have also used the Millennium Stadium for matches." Get rid of the "On occasion," verify this, and then put a space between this sentence and the next.
  • "Recently there has been renewed" Add a comma after recently. Find a citation for this rumour/hearsay.
  • Link "Leckwith"
  • "could move across the city to Leckwith where Cardiff City FC's new 30,000 seat stadium is due to be built." Just say "will move to the adjecent town of Leckwith, when the Cardiff City FC stadium is completed."
  • You don't have a single in-line citation. Get busy.
  • I'll come back for more grammar corrections in like a week and a half. I'm busy. Just drop a line.
  • One more: "(Bridgend RFC; Caerphilly RFC; Cardiff RFC; Ebbw Vale RFC; Llanelli RFC; Neath RFC; Newport RFC; Pontypridd RFC; Swansea RFC)" Can't you put an in-line here and then list all of these teams in the references?

All the best, Evan(Salad dressing is the milk of the infidel!) 13:19, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

Some points in addition to the above:

  • Don't just limit yourself to rugby union articles for ideas, there are several featured articles devoted to sports teams in other sports.
  • Be careful to avoid statements of opinion, such as The first few months of the Cardiff Blues' first season were underwhelming to say the least and January finally brought the beleaguered Cardiff Blues reason to be cheerful - while such terms might be acceptable in a magazine article, an encyclopedia article should stick to the facts and present them in an impartial manner.
  • Consider removing the list of youth players.
  • Does the list of notable former players have any criteria for inclusion? If so, mention it. If not, remove the list.
  • The article sorely needs a spellcheck. There are three typos in the first paragraph alone.

Hope this helps. Oldelpaso 16:29, 22 December 2006 (UTC)


My recommendations:

  • Be specific about the dates, times you are talking about. For example in the Formation section t's stated; "In a process instigated by the new CEO of the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU), David Moffett". It said new, he isn't CEO anymore, should say something like "instigated by former CEO David Moffett in 2002". Or something like that, you get my point.
  • Be really careful of Weasel Words, maybe nominate this article for Wikipedia:WikiProject Rugby union/Collaboration of the fortnight to get some help.
  • Remove anything considered POV, for example; "The first few months of the Cardiff Blues' first season were underwhelming to say the least."
  • For notable players, delist it and have some criteria for inclusion. If you look at Crusaders you'll see the notable players list is those that have played over 100 games for the franchise.
  • Add a records section, for players and the team. Top scorers, most tries, etc etc.
  • Add inline citations everywhere, esp after statements that can be considered POV.

- Shudda talk 04:57, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, good points, will rewrite to get rid of POV phrasing. Steve1978

Doris Miller

I have drasticly expanded this article and would like to get any further ideas to increase the rating of this article --Wilsbadkarma 01:04, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Kirill Lokshin

A good start. There's a lot of things that I would suggest further work on, though:

  • The layout in the infobox is too tall. If you want to include an image of the cross, I'd suggest placing it side-by-side with the photo, as is done with the various USMC MOH recipient articles.
  • The "Dates of Rank" and "Decorations and awards" sections should be worked into the infobox and the body of the text; bullet lists of that type should generally be avoided.
  • The "Memorials" and "Popular Culture" sections are problematic (the latter one in particular). I would suggest combining the two into a single "Memorials and tributes" section (in the form of a prose summary, not a list) covering both topics.
  • Most significantly, major work is needed on the referencing. Much of the article is uncited, including a number of direct quotes; see the project guidelines on citation. Beyond that, the use of only a handful of websites as sources is somewhat questionable; has this man never been covered in published historical works? I would have expected otherwise, given that he seems to have acquired a certain level of fame.

Working on these points would result in a significantly stronger article, in my opinion. Keep up the good work! Kirill Lokshin 03:24, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

    • I'm in the process of attempting to add more references however my one issue is with the image and the cross. I have them sitting side by side. I have seen the MOH infoboxes with the medal on the right and thats honestly where I got idea from. But I'm placing the images the same way. I can't get why your seeing it vertically. Oh and thanks for the input --Wilsbadkarma 09:37, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Film colorization

  • Okay, much has been done since the last peer review, and I'd like some thoughts on how or if the article has been improved since then, and what more can be done with it in its current state. (Ibaranoff24 17:37, 31 December 2006 (UTC))

I think the lede discusses the technical aspects rather more than the controversy, which was rather notable. The sentence about reasons and controversy also seems vague. I think at least some of the reason should be enumerated, and at least a sentence discuss the controversy. Goldfritha 18:17, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

  • The footnotes need formatting using the correct citation templates.
  • Lead needs expanding.
  • Several paragraphs are unreferenced.
  • External links need cleaning up.
  • 'Integration', 'Restoration' and 'Documentary make-overs' sections are too short.

Wackymacs 09:34, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Rutgers University

I just did a massive revision of this page a few days ago to pare down a lot of the bullshit that had crufted the article, and some sections still need a bit of work (are incomplete). I'm bringing this request for a Peer Review in the hopes of improving the article to bring it up to Featured Article standards within the upcoming weeks and looking for suggestions on what needs to be added, subtracted, revised, copyedited, and any other improvements that y'all can think of. Thank you in advance for your hard work and efforts in this regard. —ExplorerCDT 23:03, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Some issues that immediately strike me now that I've had more time to look at the most recent changes:
  • There are many time/date-sensitive figures and statistics presented throughout the article that do not adequately identify the timeframe for which they are accurate or representative. The present tense is used for many of these data and that presents WP:DATE issues unless they are clearly marked.
  • The Alumni section is, IMHO, too long. I know there is a separate list of "Rutgers people" but it might be best to move much of this section into a new article (the list of people conflates alumni, presidents, and faculty and this suggestion may help fix that problem, too).
  • There are several rather-prominent red links throughout the article that are referenced as "main articles" for sections. Those must be fixed, IMHO, or removed.
  • The one bullet point in the "Trivia" section is quite odd-looking. I hate trivia sections anyway but just having one bullet point in any section is, IMHO, impermissible. It should be integrated into another section or omitted as unimportant and non-notable. This would probably fit in fine in the "Student activities" section either in an existing subsection or a new one.
  • As previously related to ExplorerCDT on my Talk page, I recommend the references be changed to use the citation templates. This, however, is a minor issue at this time and one that can definitely be put off until much later.
  • I would also recommend inline citations for the "Books and printed materials" cited as references.
--ElKevbo 23:19, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
  • In particular, which time/date-sensative figures/stats do you mean?
I see several in the Academics section, particularly the "Admissions and financial aid" and "Rankings" subsections. --ElKevbo 00:26, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
  • The Alumni section is a bit bloated, and I should admit I ripped the format from the Cornell article. Who should be eliminated from the article's alumnicruft?
I defer to those more familiar with the institution and its history to make the proper judgment as to who has been more important in the institution's history. --ElKevbo 00:26, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
  • The rather prominent red links are articles I intend to start in the next day or two.
  • The single trivium will be moved up shortly.
Trivium is the singular of trivia? Huh. You learn something new every day. :) --ElKevbo 00:26, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
I knew the singular/plural only after years of studying Latin (same part of the grammar tables as referendum/referenda, addendum/addenda, datum/data), but I learned something new in reading the article Trivia about the rather funny etymological bases from where the word originates. Crazy. —ExplorerCDT 00:40, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
Just in case you want to learn two new things... "Trivium" can also refer to a group of three of the seven "liberal arts:" grammar, logic, and rhetoric. (No, I'm not going to sign such a nerdy and obnoxious remark). 00:43, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Citation style we'll worry about later ;-). —ExplorerCDT 00:07, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
I'm not a featured article expert, but you solicited my comments on my talk page so I'm going to shoot from the hip. In my mental map, Rutgers is one of an undifferentiated bunch of universities whose names I recognize and think of as being broadly in the "good school" category. But I don't know it well enough to have any real picture in my mind, literally or figuratively.
What the article fails to do is to differentiate it for me. It does make the point about Rutgers being a colonial college, a venerable old institution, and tied up with the early history of New Jersey, so I can grow some ivy on my mental picture (well, actually I already knew that from Wikipedia, mostly from the Colonial Colleges article).
I have to say that when I skimmed the article, the thing that jumped out at me was: Streptomycin? Streptomycin was discovered at Rutgers? Offhand in the great scheme of things I'd say that might be the single most important thing to date that has ever happened at Rutgers. Well, OK, maybe not quite as important as playing in the first college football game in history... Dpbsmith (talk) 23:33, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
P. S. I agree with ElKevbo that the alumni section is bloated, and for my money there's way too much rankingcruft. Dpbsmith (talk) 23:33, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
How would you recommend it be differentiated, or brought forward from the pack to make it stand out like, say, Michigan, Virginia, and other state universities. Streptomycin is big, and unfortunately things like that are pushed by the wayside given Rutgers' rise in big-time football. Also, which crufty alumni/rankings would you eliminate to improve those sections? Personally, I'd like to strip U.S. News and World Report since they use a rather subjective and shitty ranking methodology. —ExplorerCDT 00:07, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
If I knew what to say to make Rutgers stand out from the others, I'd take a stab at doing it. Does modern-day Rutgers show any visible traces whatsoever of its historical association with the Dutch Reformed church? As for rankings, if it were up to me, I'd leave them out entirely. I notice that other encyclopedias manage to do fine without them. That's probably too much to ask. How about U. S. News, which uses a subjective and shitty ranking methodology that correlates well with what ambitious, competitive parents seem to be interested in, and Shanghai Jiao Tong? Dpbsmith (talk) 00:47, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
  • You know, I could kill the rankings sections very fast by just saying it's "ranked among the best universities in the world/u.s.a." and footnote that line to death with about 7 or 8 ranking systems. —ExplorerCDT 01:02, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
I would note that the thousands of institutions of higher education in America have much more in common than they do different. That the article doesn't make Rutgers a shining beacon of uniqueness is not a concern I share as long as the article accurately reflects the institution. Maybe it is just very similar to many other American colleges and universities? --ElKevbo 00:26, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Vijayanagara Empire

After putting in several months of work on this article, I have finally nominated it for a peer review. I have tried hard to maintain a balance in information trying to portray this great Empire as a South Indian empire (which helps to keep controversies out). I am looking forward to positive inputs such as improvement in prose, grammar, format etc.Thanks.Dineshkannambadi 19:53, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

I have not read the article yet. One question, why there are two sections "History" and "Background"?--Dwaipayan (talk) 08:26, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
Reply The Background section deals with mythology of the area, the geography of the capital and issues not directly tied to the empire but of relevance from a legendary /strategical stand point. perhaps it can be renamed "Legends".thanks.Dineshkannambadi 15:30, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
I am confused about the relevance of the last sentence regarding Buddhism in religion section. --Blacksun 14:44, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
Reply The sentence simply means that Buddhism started to decline in the 8th century. I have not read of any popular practice of Buddhism in the Vijayanagara era, though I will double check. Also, the citation says "A 16th century Buddhist work by Lama Taranatha speaks disparagingly of Shankaracharya as close parallels in some beliefs of Shankaracharya with Buddhist philosophy was not viewed favourably by Buddhist writers, Romila Thapar, The Penguin History of Early India, From Origin to 1300 AD, 2003, Penguin, pp 349-350, 397". Here it has been pointed by Dr. Thapar that Buddhists (apart from other Hindu Philosophers) believed Sankaracharya being strictly monistic may have had beliefs close to Buddhist belief, which did not go down well with them, as the Buddhists of his time felt Shankara was using Buddhism's strong points in his philosophy.

This paragraph needs some more info on growth of Islam and Christianity in South India which I shall add today.thanks.Dineshkannambadi 18:09, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

But why do we care about Buddhism declining in 8th century in the context of this article? --Blacksun 14:00, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
Reply->The issue of Buddhism cropped up under Hoysala Empire (11th-14th century). I was only covering all bases. If it is considered unimportant, I can remove it.thanks.Dineshkannambadi 20:57, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Copyedits user:Mattisse will be helping us with the copyedits to this page. She does a good job and I trust her.thanks.Dineshkannambadi 17:55, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Proposed Format

non-indented headings are main sections
Items in (( )) are attached subarticles
Indented items are subheadings under main sections
sorry to take up so much space

  • LEAD
  • HISTORY

((ORIGIN OF VIJAYANAGARA)) ((Choice of Capital)) ((Battle of Talikota))
summarise existing content

  • ECONOMY

extracts from Ancient City of Vijayanagara and Life in Vijayanagara Empire+other sources

  • ADMINISTRATION

extracts from Life in Vijayanagara Empire+other sources

  • CULTURE
    • RELIGION

((Haridasas of Vijayanagar Empire))
summarise existing content

    • SOCIETY

extracts from Ancient City of Vijayanagara and Life in Vijayanagara Empire+other sources

    • LITERATURE

((Vijayanagara Empire Literature))
focus on trends

    • ARCHITECTURE

((Vijayanagara Architecture)), ((Vijayanagara)), and ((Hampi))
summarise existing content

  • LANGUAGE

The ((choise of capital)) will be a page created out of current "BACKGROUND" section. the two sections Ancient City of Vijayanagara and Life in Vijayanagara Empire are currently sitting there with mixed information. If anyone has any further ideas, please feel free to share it.thanks.Dineshkannambadi 02:10, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Something close to Hoysala Empire and other FA articles on Indian kingdoms should do? --Blacksun 14:01, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
Reply. Ok. The proposed format resembles Hoysala article closely. This format change may take a few days but I will work on it quickly. thanks.Dineshkannambadi 14:42, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
Yes, following this proposed format would be better. Slowly an ideal format for indian kingdom articles may emerge.--Dwaipayan (talk) 16:29, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
Hi it may look that I am taking a revenge against Mr.Kannambadi but i really want to give my opinion for the sake of respect of history. I own a reference text about ancient India which is based on bibliography and not original research which is prescribed by Nagpur university and as ref by Pune university. (Bharatacha Itihaas by Dr.Kolarkar) It doesnt have a word about Kannada in it(in Vijayanagara empire section). It talks about growth and enrichment of Telugu language only. So probably like other articles this article is fallen prey to regional chauvinism of few editors. 59.95.20.149 11:20, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
Reply The above unsigned message is from a user who has been indef-banned for obstruction and sock-puppetry and is the same guy who tried to obstruct the Hoysala Empire FAC.thanks.Dineshkannambadi 02:26, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
Comment - The comments received in the PR in no way have any bearing on the pssoible future FAC of any article, and thus, attacks are irrelevant. If a sock is used on FA, or an attack is made in an obstructionist manner, User:Raul654, the person who makes the verdict, will ignore. He is a long time arbitrator and isn't going to be fooled by an SPA attack or criticism which is not an "actionable objkection. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 03:41, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
Woah!! My blocking and so called obstuction is irrelavent here. Comment on content, not editors. I have not voted and I am neither a sockpuppet. It is the gang of Mr.Kannambadi and others who's trying hard to hide the truth. Btw the talk page of Vijayanagara empire is open for all to see if i am lieing or not. Of course the old tactics of sockpuppetry. It takes nothing to allege anyone,so perhaps bl is sockpuppet of dinesh!!

Language school

I remade this page as the previous text was more of a short, poor version of a how-to guide for picking a language school, not being able to define what a language school actually is. I attempted to give at least some idea of the nature of language schools and a couple of trends surrounding it. It would be appreciated if I could receive some pointers on how else to improve this article. Thanks! Roehl Sybing 19:12, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

I'm not really sure how much an article about this could be expanded, but you could add a history section, detailing the history of language schools, why they became originally necessary, where they originated, and such. Pepsidrinka 20:53, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

J. P. Morgan

I've been working on this article a bit to improve its quality and expand it. I would like to see this featured eventually. Any suggestions for things to add and ways to improve it are appreciated. Thanks. — Wackymacs


Things I would like to see:

  • Can you attribute some of the references specifically to statements in the article? For example, if I wanted to read more about (or confirm) that JPM gave $62m in 1895 to float a bond?
  • The early life & education is a bit thin for covering 20 years of his life (career to 1870 starts in 1856).
  • How did he die?
  • More prose needed. There are a lot of dates and names mixed in there and reading them one after another makes it harder to read, IMHO.
  • What other issues are there in his personal life? Was he a good family man? Any friends?
    • One image caption mentions rosacea, can you include discussion on that and being photographed?
  • What's the relationship with JPMorgan Chase?
  • Were there any major/notable pieces in his art/book collection?

Hope that helps! :) Cburnett 23:42, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

    • Thanks for the feedback. Two references now given for the $62m statement. Looked all over, couldn't find the cause of his death (doesn't seem it was ever reported). Expanded 'personal life' section - now describes his physical appearance and his rosacea. More to come... — 00:21, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

aviper2k7

  • Please put references after a sentence or punctuation mark per WP:CITE. All inline refs should look like this,[8] and not like [9] this or this. [10] There shouldn't be a space after the period.
  • "He was also famous for a 1911 Magic Lantern slide show; The Indian Picture Opera [9] which used his photos and original musical compositions by composer Henry F. Gilbert." The reference in the middle doesn't source Morgan at all. I thin this statement needs a citation.
  • I think more on his Legacy could be added. Should be sourced too.
  • Try to keep the see also list down. Generally if a name is mentioned in the article, it shouldn't go in a see also list. I think his sons or inheritors shouldn't be in the list.
  • See Wikipedia:Manual of Style (dates and numbers)#Currency for listing currency. Link to US$ in the first use, but after that just use the "$" sign.
  • The links to the years are rather distracting, but there is no conformity on whether years should generally be linked or not.
  • The paragraph about him writing to France really needs a citation. It's a rather bold claim.
  • Is there any criticism of this man?
  • I don't think "Career to 1870" is a good title. What is significant about 1870? Can you define the section by an accomplishment?

Those are some things I could think of. More could be added to the article as it's not very long. It's written pretty well, but it could use some more inline citations. The lead could probably use a bit more information if you add to the article as it's on the short side right now.++aviper2k7++ 04:30, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the feedback. I have fixed the references per WP:CITE (I still need to add the citation templates, though.) - The part about Indian Picture Opera is talking about Curtis, not Morgan (the reference mentions Curtis). See also section has been fixed per your suggestion. Both career sections have been merged. There was criticism of Morgan, but nothing I could source from a look around the web (the books about him probably describe the criticism). Thanks again for your feedback. — Wackymacs 10:19, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

From Yannismarou

  • "He was unpopular at his high school owing to his arrogant manner." Arrogant manner? What does this mean? And says who?
  • Fix all the [citation needed] in your article. Otherwis, you will have problems in FAC.
  • "Early life and education" is stubby and not so comprehensive. Something about his parents and family? And maybe you could also find something more about his education.
  • Career looks a bit long IMO. I would split it in at least two sub-sections.
  • Some paragraphs in "Career" are uncited. Try to have at least one citation in each paragraph.
  • "Morgan entered banking in his father's London branch in 1856, moving to New York City the next year where he worked at the banking house of Duncan, Sherman & Company, the American representatives of George Peabody & Company." I don't like this sentence. It looks long, odd ... I don't know! And this participle ("moving") is badly placed IMO. Mayvbe you could split it.
  • "From 1860 to 1864, as J. Pierpont Morgan & Company, he acted as agent in New York for his father's firm." I'm missing something here? As J. Pierpont Morgan & Company? What does this mean?
  • "In 1895 it became J. P. Morgan & Company". What is "it"? You start a new paragraph. You should be a bit more specific, without being afraid of being repetitive.
  • Wikilinking of single years (1979) is inadvisable per MoS. Only full dates, e.g. May 1, 1985.
  • I see many typos. I fixed some.
  • "Legacy" is stubby. I think it could remain a seperate section, enriched with more infos.
  • The formatting of the online references is not proper and not consistent. Check Template:Cite web and Template:Cite news.
  • When you cite printed sources, you should also mention page numbers.
  • Are your "References" all used in citations? If not your "References" section is actually a mixed References and Further Reading section. Clean the references and create, if necessary, a seperate "further reading" section.
  • Some recent books ("Strouse, Jean. Morgan: American Financier. Random House, 1999.") do not have ISBNs.--Yannismarou 13:15, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Aikido

I would like this article peer reviewed with an eye to making it either Featured Article or A-class. There has been an ongoing effort to improve the quality and provide a balanced look on a martial art which not only has a broad following but quite a variation in how it is practiced.Peter Rehse 04:45, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

It looks pretty good to me. I just have a few brief comments:
  • The introduction could do with expansion so it briefly covers the main points of the article.
  • The page could use some more citations, particularly in those sections that currently lack any.
  • I believe that aikido techniques are taught to a number of police departments, but this is not mentioned. It would be good to include this and to provide some information about why this is a favored technique of police officers.
  • Some coverage of safe practices and potential injuries would be beneficial.
Thanks. — RJH (talk) 19:30, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Most of the comments have been taken to heart over the past month and a half - I will submit the article for Featured Article review in one week.

  • The introduction has been expanded - adequetly I think.
  • Citations have been added - basically I think there are enough now but more are always welcome.
  • Although true about the police departments this is a difficult thing to incorporate and adequetly cite. It seems every martial art claims to teach SWAT, elite military units, etc. Yes some aikido techniques are taught to police but those techniques are not necessarily unique to Aikido. Yoshinkan Aikido headquarters teaches a year long course to the Tokyo Riot police but that is as much about spirit as technique - other members of the organization do Judo and Kendo for much the same reasons. My own teacher in Osaka taught the Osaka police but again its not so much aikido but a selection of techniques.
  • Safe practice has been described - with a link to two articles.Peter Rehse 03:32, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

Saner Wonggoun

I hoped to move this on to WP:GA review, but wanted to first get WPBIO's peer review, following with a general peer review. Thank you. — pd_THOR | =/\= | 21:22, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Yannismarou

The article as it is now is a stub. It is well sourced and with a quite good prose but it needs expansion and more infos. It must be organized per WP:LAYOUT with a proper structure, with a lead per WP:LEAD and the proper sections (or even sub-sections) if necessary. The current version is quite premature for a thorough peer-review. I would also like to stress that in some parts (e.g., "United States Code Title 10, Subtitle A, Part II, Chapter 47, Subchapter I, Section 801, § 885 & 918 (also the Uniform Code of Military Justice Articles 85 and 118)") the langage is not as encyclopedic as it should be (the above sentence reads like a legal document and not an encyclopedic article). Continue the good work!--Yannismarou 21:57, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

The article and it's information as they stand now are all that I could (at the time) learn about the subject. If I cannot find more information (and even before making those efforts), do you still recommend the subdivision of the article into sections? Reading WP:LEAD, I'll work more on fleshing that out to fully summarize the whole article. And the last, I just rather enjoyed researching exactly what statutes dictated what; maybe I should just reference them (with [ref]s)? — pd_THOR | =/\= | 22:15, 30 December 2006 (UTC)
Well, if you cannot find further infos, the article, as it is now, remains a stub. And with sub-sections or not I'm afraid this could be a problem in GAC. Now I am also a jurist and I know about legal provisions! But, you know, I see here too many numbers, titles, chapters, sections, subchapters etc in a row! Why don't you just say: According to the Title 10 of the United States Code and articles 85 and 118 of the Uniform COde of Military Justice ... And again! It is still too legal!! If you put them in a note, I think they wouldn't be a burdain for the main text. But again, this is my personal opinion and not the one correct opinion. You can have more of them, in order to make your mind!--Yannismarou 22:40, 30 December 2006 (UTC)
Opinions are why I brought it here! I went ahead and dropped all the legal references into a citation, and it should read better now. I'll go ahead and look for more from my military sources if I can, but in the interim -- should I subdivide it as it is now, or wait to see if I get more? — pd_THOR | =/\= | 23:12, 30 December 2006 (UTC)
My opinion is gather more material and then sub-divide it. Reasearch and material is the first step towards a good article. Good structure comes next!--Yannismarou 09:23, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

MindVox

Hello, wikipedians. I'd like to ask for peer review of this article on the controversial early ISP service MindVox. I was a big contributor, and someone came along and did some really terrific work on expanding and detailing it. A huge amount of misinformation exists about the service (a lot of it repeated in major publications) and it would be a great coup if wikipedia could be the definitive source for information. The article has a huge and extensive number of citations for its sources (47 at last count.) Please help! Sdedeo 00:07, 29 September 2005 (UTC)

The article should say clearly in the first sentence what MindVox is. I was confused until I looked back at your above peerreview request. Seabhcán 11:40, 29 September 2005 (UTC)
Woah, weird, I totally didn't even see that. Thanks, will fix! Sdedeo 13:06, 29 September 2005 (UTC)
A quick cursory glance, will have more later -
  1. the text in the external links section should be sameplace else and instead the links should be described one by one.
  2. Embedded links are bad for FA - use ref/note or something :)
  3. Paragraphs too short and there are one-sentence paragraphs
  4. Intro should probably be just slightly longer, like a sentence or two

Looks good! Take care! Ryan Norton T | @ | C 23:08, 29 September 2005 (UTC)

Cheers, Ryan! These are very helpful pointers. Sdedeo 10:57, 30 September 2005 (UTC)

reopening peer review request

It has been over fourteen months since we made the request above. Ryan' and Seabhcan's comments were very helpful, but it would be helpful to receive more feedback on this article since it is sort of the "baby" of a few of us. Many thanks! Sdedeo (tips) 01:23, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Um it's kinda vital that you use <ref></ref> tags instead of plain external links. It'll take a little while but it's vital in order to take the article to the next level. Seegoon 17:14, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

OK. Yeah, I've noticed that more and more articles have them now. Sdedeo (tips) 17:56, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Moscone-Milk Assassinations

This article I want to be in a little better shape then it is now. I don't really want anything added to it because it shows the whole story on it but it could use some comments here and there to give more thought into the article. I want to get this whole article checked over badly because I wrote this in a hurry and didn't really check my work but it has gotten fixed a lot since I've created the article but I'm not sure if its completely in a great shape but it also might need editing to it also. Just do the best you can on this. Thanks for the help --Gndawydiak 08:39, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

  • references? - Tutmosis 15:46, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
  • No references, and doesn't conform to WP:MOS or WP:MSH - I think assassinations isn't capped in the title, and the section headings are incorrectly capped and redundant. (If you move the article to a correct title, please make sure the talk page is adjusted to include the peer review, or change it as well.) Check the history of the San Francisco article for an editor named Dave (I think it's something like DaveOinSF) - he'll be able to help. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 16:16, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
  • I checked it over quickly. It's a good start, and has a promising outline, but needs a lot of work. Especially the "Preceding events" and "Aftermath" sections. The event is actually described more completely in the Dan White and Harvey Milk pages than it is in this, the supposed "Main article" right now. A few more specific comments, and maybe I'll help work on this if I have some time later this week:
    The lead can be expanded a bit more to encompass more details of the event.
    The role of Milk's gay rights ordinance in leading to White's resignation is understated.
    The famous photo of Feinstein announcing the assassinations to the public would make a great addition to the page. Would be acceptable fair use.
    The title is problematic. "Assassinations" should not be capitalized, and the complete names used. "Harvey Milk and George Moscone assassinations" or vice versa.
    References, of course, are needed, as the others say.
To reiterate, this is a great start. Try to expand a bit, find some references and include more information.--DaveOinSF 19:19, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Erin Davis

a previous peer review was conducted on January 2nd, 2007 and is now archived here

It's been over a year and a half since the last review. Since then I've cleaned up and reorganized the article, and added more references to improve it. I'd like to get some fresh advice from the community regarding what else I should do to continue improving the article towards Good Article status. --Maelwys (talk) 14:52, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Review by User:Anne Teedham

I would like to suggest to you that you reach out to a copy-edit volunteer. Anne Teedham (talk) 17:52, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the advice, I'll try that. --Maelwys (talk) 18:02, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

B-17 Flying Fortress

I've worked very hard over the past few weeks, referencing and cleaning up this already extensive article. I could use a few unbiased eyes to pick out problems I'm missing, especially POV problems, and other things that will hinder an FAC. - Trevor MacInnis (Contribs) 21:28, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

You should probably move the quotes to WikiQuote. I believe those would hinder an FAC.--NMajdantalk 23:27, 26 December 2006 (UTC)
Sure, I think it may even be against policy/guidelines to have quotation sections in articles, but I can't recall the specific policy right now. I think the third quote could be merged into the text as an example/source for the plane's toughness. - Trevor MacInnis (Contribs) 23:49, 26 December 2006 (UTC)
A lot of the content is lists; some of this should be converted into prose.--HereToHelp 23:47, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
Done. - Trevor MacInnis (Contribs) 21:35, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

J. K. Rowling

Suprised looking at this that it's not at least been nominated.

  • Please see automated peer review suggestions here. Thanks, APR t 23:26, 19 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Please convert that external link in the lead (the second Forbes one about her sales numbers) into an inline citation. Most of the redlinks can be dewikified, as well. -Fsotrain09 16:16, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Please find a free image. She is a living person who makes regular appearances, someone can and should get a freely licensed iamge of her. This is the second image I've tagged with {{Replaceable fair use}}. Hbdragon88 05:54, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Stephen Barrett

The article could use the help of experienced, patient editors with the NPOV and BPL problems and disputes that have been going on since early last year. If nothing else, some advise to the current editors would be appreciated. Ronz 05:45, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Just took a quick look - things I would do. Morphh (talk) 16:50, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Add Infobox for main pic - see Infoboxes
  • No space between ref and punctuation per WP:FOOT
  • See also goes before Refs (should probably be "Notes") per WP:GTL
I added an infobox,however I would suggest --Maniwar (talk) 21:47, 18 December 2006 (UTC):
  • Finding out his birth month and day
  • Adding Birth city and state
  • I'd like to see more paragraph structure and less bullet structure
  • The bio seems lacking. What about his early life as an MD...where is that?
  • Move the Recognition section down lower in the article
Thanks for the suggestions! I tried to track down more biographical information on him and found little other than birthplace and wife's name. Seems to be a very private person given all the opportunities he has to give more information. --Ronz 20:30, 19 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Please see automated peer review suggestions here. Thanks, APR t 22:54, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

Yannismarou

  • "Biography" is awful! Nothing about his early life. Not a clear line of events. It obviously needs rewriting and expansion.
  • "Recognition" is listy. It needs rewrting and proper prose.
  • Don't leave a gap between the citation and the quotation mark.
  • [citation needed] should be fixed.
  • IMO "Qualifications and objectivity" also looks listy and trivia.
  • If you want to quote, you should use {{cquote}} or <blockquote>s per WP:MoS. In "Defamation lawsuits" you do not quote properly. Try to avoid the long and one after the other quotes which interrupt the prose.
  • I do not the way you have the lawsuits. In some of them we have inadequate infos and stubby pars. Others lack proper prose, being listy. Have in mind that your purpose is not to enumerate events but to right a proper article with a nice prose flow, which the current article lacks.
  • You start "Credentials" with half sentence and another long quote. I don't think this is nice. Try to make clear to the reader of your article which is the topic of this section. A quote straight away without any other introductory comment rarely helps.
  • When you quote, you do not have to use italics. Quotation marks are OK.
  • "Credentials" could also provide material for his biography. You could rearrange and reorganize this material, trying, of course, not to be repetitive.
  • "A California court stated:". Clumsy and un-cyclopedic prose, especially when you open a new paragraph.
  • "Ray Salhelian M.D. ... nutritional medicine." This par is just a compilation of quotes.
  • "Selected publications": I am not sure that underlining the titles of books is in accord with WP:MoS.
  • The online sources should be cited in a consistent way. In some of them I see author, date it was retrieved; in others just the title.
  • The "see also" section is big. Can't you incoroporate these links in the main text? Have in mind that we do not relink articles already linked in the main article.
  • Something easy: alphabetize categories at the end of the article.
  • If you want to see this article GA or FA, the POV tag should somehow go. I don't have the time to read the talk page in detail, but the article should try to expose all different views without espousing any. I think that, in general, it is not POV.--Yannismarou 19:19, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

From SG

I would offer to help, but there are names in the edit history indicating you've got a very tough row to hoe - sorry, but this article may end up at ArbCom. Sandy (Talk) 17:54, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Biff Rose

This article needs a good dea lof clarification on the man's later life, which seems to be rabidly guarded by a fan who doesn't want it to represent all the facts.Macinneedofhelp

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  • The lead of this article may be too long, or may contain too many paragraphs. Please follow guidelines at WP:LEAD; be aware that the lead should adequately summarize the article.[?]
  • See if possible if there is a free use image that can go on the top right corner of this article.[?]
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  • There are a few occurrences of weasel words in this article- please observe WP:AWT. Certain phrases should specify exactly who supports, considers, believes, etc., such a view.
    • apparently
    • might be weasel words, and should be provided with proper citations (if they already do, or are not weasel terms, please strike this comment).[?]
  • This article needs footnotes, preferably in the cite.php format recommended by WP:WIAFA. Simply, enclose inline citations, with WP:CITE or WP:CITE/ES information, with <ref>THE FOOTNOTE</ref>. At the bottom of the article, in a section named “References” or “Footnotes”, add <div class="references-small"><references/></div>.[?]
  • Please ensure that the article has gone through a thorough copyediting so that it exemplifies some of Wikipedia's best work. See also User:Tony1/How to satisfy Criterion 1a.[?]

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Green Day

Just became a GA. Looking now to get it up to FA standard.Buc 19:40, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

We ought to be able to find at least a fair use image of the Woodstock performance, since it's pretty notable. WesleyDodds 05:49, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
    • All I could find was this [5]. Might not be free use though.
  • There's still quite a few statements that are uncited. For example:
  • "On the background of their pop punk landmark albums Kerplunk and Dookie, American Idiot was noted by critics as far more mature and musically eclectic than its predecessors and is often cited as their best work to date."
  • The inevitable question, which critics? I'm not sure I like the paragraph below it either, with the words "whacky" and uncited statements concerning the opinions of fans. I also suggest you include a legacy section, with quotes about the band (how they influenced Sum 41 etc.). A television appearances and videos section may also be a good addition. It'll be a long article, but only because they've been an active and popular band for the last 15+ years. See Pixies for some tips in general. CloudNine 09:25, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia

I'd like to bring this article up to a good article rating. Please suggest any improvements. Also please look at the images used with this article, comment on whether they are appropriate and whether they are in the public domain.--Bookworm857158367 05:52, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

Yannismarou

Nice work. For me, definitely GA quality. Therefore, I'm more orientated towards FA criteria (after all, IMO this is the best of your articles I've written). This is my review:

  • "She was an elder sister of the famous Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, who was widely rumored to have survived the assassination of the Imperial Family." I don't see this cited anywhere else in the text. So, you should cite the sentence, because, otherwise, "rumored" hears weasel.
  • The lead could be a bit more expanded per WP:LEAD.
  • "All of the children were close to one another and to their parents up until the end of their lives." Citation needed.
  • "Tatiana Nikolaevna was described". "Tatiana" would be fine. We have her full name in the lead.
  • "Tatiana was practical and had a natural talent for leadership." Again citation needed, and "the natural talent for leadership" could be regarded by some as POV.
  • "The empress refused to believe her "and said that everything Rasputin does is holy." Who's quoted here? In general, I think you overdo it a bit with quotes. Maybe you could do some recasting into alternative language.
  • "Tatiana was falsely rumored to have been present at Rasputin's murder on December 17, 1916, "disguised as a lieutenant of the Chevaliers-Gardes, so that she could revenge herself on Rasputin who had tried to violate her." Again who's quoted here? And why "falsely rumored"? Who says that the rumors were false.
  • What are the conclusions of modern scholarly research concerning the nature of the relations between Tatiana and Rasputin? Have the the pornographic rumors any background of truth or not?
  • "The fourteen year old found her distant cousin Prince Ioann Konstantinovich of Russia's engagement to Helen of Serbia "touching" but found the thought of Helen kissing him hilarious." I don't like "found" twice in the same sentence.
  • Minor:Alphabetize categories at the end of the article.
  • Your photos seem to be in the public domain either of Russia or USA. Only Image:Romanov.jpg has no indication, but I think you could tag it accordingly. I don't know what is going on with the icon (Image:Romanovsaints.png). Its caption is also not good for me (When was it created? Where is it now? In a church?) Maybe you could fair use tag it.--Yannismarou 17:30, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
Thanks. I've made most of the revisions you've suggested. I also think this is probably the best written of the four grand duchess articles I've contributed to. I'm a journalist, so I'm used to using quotes. It's hard to curtail the impulse! --Bookworm857158367 04:48, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Andreas Thorkildsen

I did a complete rewrite/expansion of this article today. It is very well referenced, and comprehensible. It has a free image. The lead could perhaps be better, and the construction is pretty good but perhaps becomes a little disorganized towards the end. What improvements does it need to become a good article? Punkmorten 22:21, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Needs to be divided into a few logical sections. Right now it seems to be one big block of text. --- RockMFR 23:41, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
    • Satisfactory now? I also expanded the article a bit. Punkmorten 13:35, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Alien (film)

Any comments or contributions are helpful. Comments regarding tone, style and page structure would be useful. - Zepheus <ツィフィアス> 21:46, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Well on it's way article. I'm glad you have 13 citations but I would recommend expanding upon this. Reading the fair use rationale for one of the image there appears to a book regarding the film series titled "The Book of Alien" which I'm assuming is the source of most of the content. If you could get your hands on it that would be great, considering "Early versions" and other sections completely lacking citations. Where is the film's budget, profit, criticism, critical review information? The 2 sentence section - "Spin-offs" could be expanded. Good luck - Tutmosis 23:05, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Well even though its already a long page some more content focusing on H.R.Giger's wirk on the movie would be nice. his website www.giger.com offers alot of information on it. Ill also keep my eye out for any apearences in pop culture. The webcomic explosm.net had a comic I could load up but I doubt thats note-able. Isaac Witte 04:35, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

Fann Wong

Hello. I'm trying to get this article up to GA-status, and I could use any feedback you can give that could possibly improve it. Thanks in advance! -ryand 13:51, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Nice, well written, and well cited article. Some suggestions:
  • Combine the '2003: Hollywood' and 'Recent years' section. '2003' is too short to be its one section. Can be combined to 'Recent years' or something else.
  • I'd be careful about your usage of the Dragon Eye Congee movie poster. I don't know if your usage there meets WP:FUC since there is not analysis of the movie in the section you are using it. Same thing for Girl, Illustrated.
  • What's the difference between 'Films' and 'Dramas'? Also, there should be some text in the Works section. There are too many consecutive blank subheadings.
  • There are a couple single sentence paragraphs that should either be combined or lengthened.--NMajdantalk 15:38, 21 December 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for your comments! 'Dramas' actually refers to 'television dramas' - on hindsight, it is kind of ambiguous, and I've since merged the two television sections together. I've also removed the iffy movie poster and moved the book image to a more relevant section. I'll be working on the rest of your comments soon. Once again, thanks for your help! -ryand 17:39, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

My 2 cents:

  • Do you really need to say her stage name first? Say her birth name.
  • Expand your lead to accomodate more of the information in the article.
  • Say "Singapore" not "Hakka." You're fully aware that Hakka links to an article about a Chinese ethnic group, right? It was horribly confusing to me.
Until I read the end of the sentence, I wasn't sure what you were trying to say. Instead of what you have there, say "Born in Singapore to Hakka middle-class tailor parents..."
  • I would check the spelling of the article. I think, if I'm right, that modeling is spelled with one l.
  • The prose could use a bit of a light check.
  • You overuse the charts.

Evan(Salad dressing is the milk of the infidel!) 20:37, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your feedback! I've read through your points and tried my best to address them:
  • Stage name vs. birth name: This has been changed. Thanks for pointing it out!
  • Lead: I'm working on it!
  • "Hakka": Thanks for pointing this out, I've replaced the sentence with your clearer one!
  • Spelling: "Modelling" is spelt with a single l in American English, but with two ls in British English. As an article about a Singaporean actress, I felt the Commonwealth English spelling would be most appropriate. But I'll run the article through spellcheck again to check for stray typos.
  • Prose: You're right, the prose is choppy and doesn't flow too well at parts. I'll work on it.
  • Charts: I thought the charts were cluttered, but I'm not sure how this can be changed and still maintain all the information in the article. Could you give some suggestions?
Again, thanks for your help :) -ryand 13:27, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

I left comments on the article's talk page. CyberAnth 00:02, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Winnipeg

Article about a Canadian provincial capital, with plenty of information, would need suggestions for improvement.jdobbin 01:12, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

From SG

  • Wow - a massive amount of writing (40 KB of prose, which is bordering on too long), but all almost completely uncited. You'll need to go back and cite everything. Also, the footnotes aren't correctly formatted. You might solve the size problem, as well as a big part of unreferenced text, by spinning all the notables into a daughter article, using summary style - all of those people will need to be cited, and it's too listy for the article anyway - you can kill three birds with one stone by removing the people to their own article. Have a look at San Francisco, California for an idea on referencing needed. Good luck ! Sandy (Talk) 01:54, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. I will look at San Francisco, California as guide. I think I need all the help I can get though as it is getting way too long. jdobbin 02:50, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
You can easily solve that be spinning your residents' list into a daughter article. Sandy (Talk) 21:50, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
Did that just now. And I am working on citations for verifiable facts in the body of the article. Thanks for looking in the article. I have a long way to go cutting the article down to size.jdobbin 02:46, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

  • Number of headings: Transportation and Sports have a lot of sub-headings; many contain little information; maybe the entire sections could be copied to sub-articles (with the structure maintained, they might grow further there), and the sub-headings removed from Winnipeg, with just the most important information kept. For a well structured article, see Canada. --Qyd 00:14, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
I'll look at moving much that section to a sub-article. Thanks. jdobbin 03:42, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

from Bobanny

  • first sentence is awkward and the first paragraph has too much repetition/redundancy (city, Canada/Canadian, major/largest). Do all those nicknames really need to be in the introduction?
  • footnotes go after punctuation, not before
  • history section has no footnotes (and others)
  • IMO, the information contained in the lists of the demographic section should be converted to prose, same with education lists
  • Is there a reason “Canadian Forces Base Winnipeg (CFB Winnipeg)” is in a bold font? If it has exceptional significance, that should come across in the text.
  • In the transportation section, the freeway claim needs a reference (Vancouver makes a similar claim). Also, that sentence needs to state what happened to the freeway proposal, otherwise, those 2 sentences contradict each other.
  • Bus terminal section: 1. don’t use @ 2. another list that should be done away with/converted
  • same with bulleted points under ‘Winnipeg Transit’
  • change “8 percent” to 8%: this stuff needs to be totally consistent throughout the article
  • Too many subheadings: makes table of contents really big, and would be better to structure it into prose
  • only full dates should be wikilinked, not years (1897 in arts and culture section; March 1986 and December 1994 under TV stations).
  • What does it mean that Winnipeg has “supported” Hollywood films?
  • ”See also: Archiseek: Winnipeg” should be a proper footnote or in the external links section
  • That the bear’s name was “Winnipeg” needs a cite, IMO.
  • ’Notes’ need to be formatted correctly (see here for templates).
  • Format references: book and journal titles need italics, ISBN numbers need to be dug up, and check the alphabetization of the list. Actually, these should be incorporated into the ‘notes’ section with corresponding footnotes in the text.
  • “InWinnipeg.ca” in the external links is linkspam, and should go
  • Needs more and better photos. I think an action shot of the General Strike would be more interesting than a big crowd. All photos from that strike are public domain, and there’s likely tons of excellent ones available from online databases (Library and archives Canada for example). Also, the NASA shot from space is an interesting image, but there’s likely a colour one available that would liven up the article visually. Photos could also be spaced better throughout the article.
  • In sum, there are quite a few technical things that need to be taken care of, but when that’s done, this article should be in pretty good shape. Lack of citations is the biggest problem, and too much information is structured in lists and tiny subsections that should be converted to prose.

Good luck with this. There’s no reason why this couldn’t make it to featured status with a bit of elbow grease. Bobanny 07:21, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. I will start on your list of things. I hope I get some help on it because there are probably people out there with far more skill at citations. jdobbin 03:44, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Hurdy gurdy

Extensive work has gone into this page by many editors since it was last reviewed slightly over a year ago. Some of the work has gone to resolving points raised at that time by MyNameIsNotBob. While additional citation is needed (and in the works), any feedback on areas needing expansion or clarification for a non-expert audience (particularly by musicians not familiar with the instrument) would be appreciated. What would be needed to raise this to the level of a featured article, as proposed by malber a little over a year ago? --Fenevad 15:52, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Old peer review is here: Wikipedia:Peer_review/Hurdy_gurdy/archive1 --Fenevad 16:05, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

External Links - suggested removal

The following external links (see the Hurdy gurdy talk page for the list - Added Fenevad) violate the guidelines WP:EL and I'd recommend removing them. Keep in mind, Wikipedia is not a link repository +Nposs 18:33, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

I have removed the offending links and replaced one with a link to a non-mailing list reference instead. Thanks. +Fenevad 21:56, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Addition comments on talk page

Some additional comments have been posted on the article's talk page and addressed there. Thank you to everyone who responded. +Fenevad 13:55, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Eric Clapton

The article is very good, and fairly close to featured status, but needs a little bit of help. Dennis Kussinich 08 02:32, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

It's not particularly close to featured, but the FAC give you plenty to work on: to start with, it needs to be thoroughly cited. Have a look at AC/DC which is also going through FAC right now. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 21:38, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Fertility awareness

I believe up to this point most major editors to this article have already been familiar with the topic. I'm interested in how it reads for people to whom the topic is new. Are the sections ordered correctly? Is there too much/too little emphasize on certain aspects? Anything particularly confusing? Irrelevant?

I'm also looking for comments on what sections are most in need of sources. The article is largely only loosely or not at all cited, but guidance on what should come first would be helpful. Lyrl Talk C 03:15, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Have a look at WP:MOS and WP:MSH - section headings need to be fixed. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 21:40, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
I've fixed capitalization, removed repetition of the title, and reduced verb usage in the headings. Were there other problems you had in mind? Lyrl Talk C 21:54, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Baby Gender Mentor

I would appreciate any and all additional feedback on this article. The article has previously had a peer review which was very helpful. Following the peer review, and with some more work and discussion, the article was recognized as a Good Article. I've done some more work and reviewed the Featured Article criteria, and I believe the article now meets FA standards. Before submitting it for FA, I would like to solicit other opinions about what could be improved. I welcome your feedback on the article. Best, Johntex\talk 05:47, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Overall, a very good article. A couple small points:
  1. Last paragraph in the lead needs citations.
  2. Last paragraph in the "Accuracy of the test disputed" section needs some punctuation corrections.
  3. Reword the opening few sentences in "About AcuGen." They don't flow well to me, since they both are so short. Maybe something like your opening, "AcuGen is a biotech company in Mass and is led by Cheng Wang, the company's President." Or something like that.
Other than that, to me, it meets all criteria of WP:WIAFA. Well written, comprehensive, stable, accurate, neutral.--NMajdantalk 18:45, 8 January 2007 (UTC)
Thank you very much Nmajdan. I will work on the above points. I am just about to finish reviewing University of Oklahoma for you. Johntex\talk 03:30, 14 January 2007 (UTC)
Thanks again, Nmajdan. I have now made the changes you suggest above. I am hopeful to receive additional comments if anyone has time. Johntex\talk 05:29, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

History of the battery

  • Suggestions: Introduction should be longer; needs more citations (roughly one per paragraph); more technical terms need to be linked, such as electrochemical and Lead-acid battery; citations should follow punctuation (e.g. .[6]); some lengthy paragraphs need to be sub-divided. Thanks. — RJH (talk) 16:32, 17 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Please see automated peer review suggestions here. Thanks, APR t 21:19, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

The Last Waltz

I think this is possibly a good article, or maybe even featured article. I've put a lot of work into it, but feel it probably needs more. I'm hoping some other folks can help out and possibly get me pointed in the right direction. — WiseKwai 20:52, 5 January 2007 (UTC)


  • Fair use rationales needed for: Image:Rickdankolastwaltzstill.jpg, Image:Garthhudsonlastwaltzscreens.jpg, Image:RobbieR.png, Image:Lastwaltzlogo.gif.
  • The lead needs to be expanded to summarize the article (see WP:LEAD).
    • I've expanded the lead a bit. What other aspects of the article need to be brought up in the intro?
      • I'd say add in a paragraph about the production of the documentary.--Supernumerary 20:44, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "an essay of" I've never heard this before, and I think it should be "an essay on".
  • "The group then backed Bob Dylan in the 1960s, and Dylan performs with The Band towards the end of the concert." Rephrase. The then makes one think after Hawkins is their guest.
  • "Other artists perform with The Band and cover musical history and various genres" Awk. Rephrase.
  • "in concert order" change to "chronologically" or "in chronological order" (I prefer the former.)
  • "Robertson talks about Hudson joining the band on the condition that the other members pay him $10 a week each for music lessons so he could tell his parents he was music teacher, instead of squandering his classical training playing in a rock and roll band." Long. The instead doesn't really hold it together. Try reading it out loud to see what I mean.
  • "The live performances" Maybe change to "live songs".
  • The whole last paragraph of the summary does not flow.
    • I need to take another crack at that.
  • "The idea for a farewell concert came about early in 1976 after Richard Manuel was seriously injured in a boating accident, and Robbie Robertson began giving thought to leaving the road, envisioning The Band becoming a studio-only band, similar to The Beatles' decision to stop playing live shows in 1966." Split into two sentences.
  • "then the notion was hatched" Change to active.
  • "Starting from 5:00 p.m., the audience of 5,000 was served turkey dinners and treated to ballroom dancing and music by the Berkeley Promenade Orchestra. The concert started at 9:00 p.m." You can make this one sentence.
  • ", with McClure reciting the introduction from The Canterbury Tales in the original Chaucerian dialect." This clause is just tacked on. Maybe move it to the performances list?
  • "16mm" and "35mm" Insert a non-breaking space.
  • "metastasized into" ?? "metastasized" is a very clinical word that to mean only means the spreading of cancer through the body. How about the much simpler and clearer "grew into" (did you mean "metamorphosized into"?)
    • Metastasized was a term left by an earlier editor. I know what it means, and shouldn't have left it there. Embarrassing.
      • Sorry, I didn't mean to imply that you didn't know what "metastasized" means. I should have thrown in an "as far as I know".
  • "a backdrop on the stage" Again I haven't heard "on" used this way and I would suggest changing it to "for".
  • "all the cameras were shut down as Muddy Waters was to perform "Mannish Boy", all the cameras that is except one – László Kovács'." Redundant and showy.
    • Thing is, I knew I was being redundant and showy, and I went ahead and did it anyway. Again, embarrassing.
  • Who is Bill in "Dylan's refusal"?
  • "a MGM" I'm not sure but I think it should be "an" because of the pronunciation. (Say it yourself and see if you agree. The first "M" is said "em".)
  • "Among the things fixed in post-production" wordy.
  • ", listed among the films considered the greatest ever" strange placement. Should be moved or the whole sentence rephrased.
  • "(As Clapton was taking his first solo on "Further on Up the Road", his guitar strap came loose. Clapton said "Hold on," but Robertson picked up the solo without missing a beat.)" Why the parentheses?
  • ", claiming that the film was shot to make The Band look like Robbie Robertson's side-men." again strange placement, as if tacked on. Move/rephrase.
  • "He complains about Manuel's and Hudson's minimal screen time, an example being "I Shall Be Released" where Manuel sings part of the song (as he did on Music from Big Pink) with Bob Dylan (who wrote the song) but the viewer sees only either the whole array of performers (besides Manuel, who is hidden behind them) or Robertson, Van Morrison and Dylan." Drop the parenthetical remarks and considered changing "an example being" to "such as when".
  • "There are several shots catching Ronnie Hawkins looking around but not singing, yet Manuel is invisible." Change to "yet Manuel remains invisible"
  • "the film was remastered, given a new theatrical print and Robertson remixed the sound." faulty parallelism.
  • "The DVD features a commentary track by Robertson and Scorsese and a featurette, Revisiting The Last Waltz, and a gallery of images from the concert, the studio filming and the film premiere." What's with the extra "and"s? Or are you going for polysyndeton? ;)
    • Not sure what I was trying for there.
  • "The original soundtrack album was originally" redundant
  • "includes many songs not in the film, including" try to avoid repeating using "including" so close to "includes"
  • "and the set with Bob Dylan extended even further" change to "and a further extended set with Bob Dylan"
  • "In his "mockumentary", This Is Spinal Tap, director Rob Reiner references The Last Waltz, calling himself "Marty DiBergi" in a play on Scorsese's name and interviewing the members of the fictional band in a similar manner to Scorsese's talks with The Band." Break into two sentences or rephrase. You have a habit of trying to incorporate too many ideas into one sentence.
  • "Summary" change to "Summary of the film" or "Plot summary" or some such thing. At a glance, one thinks it is a summary of the article.
  • Oh and consider running it through an automatic peer review (it would have caught some things I mentioned here).
    • Will do, as soon as I figure out what it is.

--Supernumerary 23:05, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

    • This is my first peer review. It is a most humbling experience, but I am glad I did it. Thanks for the work! I have implemented most of your suggestions. Thanks again. — WiseKwai 14:03, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

I think it should easily pass the GA process. As for FA, I'm not as familiar with that process. FA would probably frown on the many fair use images and the lists. They're very careful about the style of the prose. They might also want additional cites. Oh, I just noticed you didn't use cite web or cite news. Both GA and FA will want that so go get them here. (You could also take a look at categories to see if anymore apply (like English language films and American films).)

As for the automated peer review, here is a link to it. It's easy to use once you install it. Here is what it generates when I run it for the article:

The following suggestions were generated by a semi-automatic javascript program, and might not be applicable for the article in question.

You may wish to browse through User:AndyZ/Suggestions for further ideas. Thanks, Supernumerary 20:40, 7 January 2007 (UTC)


  • This article has clearly came a long way since creation; however, Peer Review focuses on areas for improvement, so here goes: the article is unpleasant to the eye - images aligned to the left rather than default right always appear as if there is an error in the WikiCode, and clutters up the screen. In particular, the images in the "Performances" section really ruin the image of the table. Apart from that, I am not knowledgeable on the topic of the Last Waltz so I can't comment on the content, but you appear to have your sources sorted so just sort the images, and keep improving the prose right up until you choose to let it go for WP:FA status, and you're in for a chance. Regards, Anthonycfc [TC] 22:52, 10 January 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for your comments. Sorry it has taken me so many days to come back to this page and respond. I don't see any problems with the images in either Firefox or Explorer. The right-facing Danko image is so placed per suggestions in the Manual of Style. The table also renders just fine for my eyes today. I'm not trying to argue that there aren't problems. I just can't see them. — WiseKwai 09:00, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

Military brat (U.S. subculture)

Prior review: Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Peer review/Military brat (U.S. subculture)/Archive 1

I'm getting ready to re-nominate this article for FA and would like some serious nitpicks on this article... particularly around the issue of prose. Balloonman 06:15, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Kirill Lokshin

Looks very good now; a few minor points to fix, though:

  • There are still some {{citation needed}} tags that need to be dealt with.
  • If possible, get rid of the "See also" section; if it's not worth mentioning in the text, it's generally not worth mentioning at all.
  • The image captions need to be copyedited. In particular, the triple-hyphen is simply wrong; the typewriter version of the em-dash is a double hyphen (but it's better to just insert a proper em-dash there, in any case).

The prose seems a little choppy (too many short and simple sentences, and so forth); but I tend to go for rather convoluted prose, so take my opinion on this with a grain of salt. ;-) Kirill Lokshin 06:28, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks Kirill... could you point out a few of the places where you thought it was choppy? I tend to go for short and simple, not liking convoluted prose, but if it is choppy and needs to be longer... ;-) Balloonman 16:55, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
Well, one example that stood out would be the first paragraph of the "Classism" section:

Military life is strictly segregated by class, centered around one's rank.[45] The facilities provided for officers and enlisted personnel differ dramatically. For example, on base housing for officers will be significantly nicer than those for enlisted personnel. The officers' housing will generally be more accessible to base activities, larger in size, and better landscaped. Occasionally, on larger bases, the officers' housing will be broken down into different categories. Senior officers housing may be slightly larger and more opulent than their lower ranking counterparts. On the largest bases, there might be a row of opulent houses referred to as "Colonels' Row" or "Generals' Row." In these houses the highest ranking personnel on the base reside. On the other end of the spectrum, are the enlisted quarters. Oftentimes enlisted personnel might be assigned apartments and only then if space is available.[45]

I'd probably chop the number of separate sentences here in half by using more semicolons and nested clauses; but this may be a matter of personal preference, so I wouldn't worry too much about trying to impose a more complicated structure if that's not a writing style that you're in favor of. Kirill Lokshin 19:30, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
Made those changes... BTW is there a guideline on the "See Also" section. When this went up for FAC before, it was criticized because it didn't have a see also section (I had removed it based on your oriignal peer review comments.) Balloonman 10:20, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Sandy

Congratulations on your persistent hard work.

I still don't like the idea of the parenthetical U.S. subculture in the title, and hope someone will come up with something to address that.

I also dislike the non-standard placement of the Table of Contents; in fact, there must be something somewhere in WP:MOS about that, and if there's not, there should be. Please use a standard layout for lead and table of contents.

I just corrected a section heading for WP:MSH - please try to watch items pertaining to WP:MOS and WP:LAYOUT :-) I also deleted several articles from See also which are already linked in the text: See also should be minimal, and confined to articles not already linked in the text.

I correct some refs that pointed to the same source - pls remember to used named refs for those cases.

Many of the images have non-standard placement: I don't know where to find the guiding policy on this, but I've seen them corrected often when on the main page - you have images placed so that they extend into section headings, distorting the section headings.

I switched some Lambert (author) to Lamberg, and used named refs for those.

Be sure to include last access date on all web sources, for example, Lamberg (2004) p 1541. See also The National Childhood Traumatic Stress Network Pls doublecheck that all web sources have last access date.

Now, looking at prose:

  • (Do all brats live overseas, or does article apply equally to brats whose parents may have only been stationed in the US?) Having had the opportunity to live around the world, military brats often have a breadth of experiences unmatched by most teenagers (I'd also prefer "other teenagers" to "most teenagers", feels less absolute - my children have lived around the world, and so have most of their friends, and they aren't brats.)
  • Consistency - you use U.S. and U.S.A. - better to pick one and stick with it.
  • (This needs to be reworded to reflect methodological limitations on all broad-based - epidemiological - vs. biased samples - they aren't impossible, they are just very difficult and *very* expensive.) While research is conducted utilizing scientific methodology, there is risk of biased samples because truly random samples on adult brats is impossible. (I suggest) Even research that is conducted using scientific sampling methods may contain bias because of the difficulty in conducting epidemiological studies across broad-based population samples. (Or something like that - you can ask Apers0n (talk · contribs) or TedE (talk · contribs) for help on that wording.
  • Since the Department of Defense does not track or monitor former brats, any study on adult brats is based upon self identification.[12] (add on something to the effect of) hence, may be biased towards subjects who self-identified because of psychological problems, resulting in underrepresentation of brats who don't have psychological issues. (or something like that)
  • (Incorrect use of e.g.; better to just say for example) (E.g. nigger, queer, redneck and geek)
  • (repetitive prose - those groups, those groups) that recently were viewed as hurtful to those groups. Those groups have various degrees of success to their efforts,
  • (Connect these thoughts with a semi-colon) Mormon, Methodist, Sooner, Tar Heel, Quaker, cowboy, Christian, Tory, and Whig were originally insults; by embracing the insulting term, the target group takes control over one's self image and denies others of the ability to define them.
  • (Because is the wrong connection here, and may not always be true - change) Non-military personnel may find the term “brat” insulting if they do not understand the term in this context.
  • (I'm not a grammaria, but not sure "their" is correct here: culture - their?) Military culture has reclaimed the term to make it their own.
  • (awkward) For example, while civilians may grow up in the same house their entire youths,
  • (Difference between the two is not defined) Eighty percent of brats describe their father as "authoritarian" (not to be mistaken with "authoritative")
  • (Avoid overgeneralizing - *can be* much greater ???) The consequences of misbehavior for a military brat are much greater than for civilian children.
  • (This is the kind of "study result" that needs to be very well defined - what kind of study was this, how large was the sample, and what kinds of behaviors were examined ??? - A statement like this can't be taken at face value - the strength of the study needs to be examined. Was this study controlled, replicated, what was the sample size, was it retrospective or prospective, did it use standardized and validated measurement instruments and face to face interviews, etc - give me some of the verbiage from the actual studies, and I'll help you phrase this better, to help avoid overgeneralizing or everextending conclusions depending on methodological limitations of studies.) Research into military brats has consistently shown them to be better behaved than their civilian counterparts. [3] (also, remove spaces between punctuation and refs - I'll do that with Gimmetrow's ref fixer, now that I've seen this one.)
    • This is a very common theme in the research. The citation I provided actually lists a number of the studies on the subject and the consistency of the result. Balloonman 10:19, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
  • (Again, to avoid overgeneralizing, we need to understand this Dr.'s study sample - maybe s/he only dealt with the worst of the worst - again, we need to know more about the study methodology and sample before making broad sweeping statements about all military children. Rather than relying on Wertsch for this, it would be good to locate the specifics of the exact study, in order to get a sense of how strong this conclusion is.) A military psychologist publishing in the American Journal of Psychology concluded that 93% of his brat patients came from military families where the parents were overly authoritarian.
    • He was basing it upon a review of his patients, not a formalized study. Actually, looking at what I have, it wasn't just his patients, but those at his clinic.Balloonman 10:19, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
  • (Don't know what this means - what is the overarching community in their adulthood?) When brats grow up, however, these boundaries normally disappear and are replaced by an overarching brat community.
  • (The first two sentences can be combined, and the third has prose problems) In 1948, President Truman signed Executive Order 9981 integrating the military and mandating equality of treatment and opportunity. Shortly thereafter, military children began growing up in closely confined integrated schools and neighborhoods. Military law to makes it illegal to make a racist remark or not intervene when someone else does.
  • (Want to know how large this study was, whether it was retrospective or prospective, and from where he drew his sample - where these kids who presented with issues, or were they randomly chosen? Give me some of the wording from the actual study, and I'll help you address it.) Sociologist Morton Ender conducted the largest scientific study to date
  • (First sentence contradicts some other statements made in the article, second sentence is a fragment.) Sociologist Henry Watanabe showed that the psychological profile of military brats matches that of their civilian peer. But that growing up in a mobile community offers brats opportunites and experiences generally unavailable in the civilian world. (Again, depends on the sample population - what kind of sample was Watanabe looking at ?)
  • (This statement needs attribution - again, depends on the strength of the study sample. My TCKs are very outgoing and independent, probably for similar reasons :-) Avoid overgeneralizing, specify who says this, based on what sample.) Because military brats are constantly making new friends to replace the ones that they have lost,[53] military brats are more outgoing and independent.[54] (Eighty percent according to whom and what kind of study? This quote is from TCKs, so I wouldn't be surprised if it really applied to all TCKs.) Eighty percent of brats claim that they can relate to anyone, regardless of differences such as race, ethnicity, religion, or nationality.[55]

OK, that's as far as I got, but that gives you an idea of the kind of wording I'd like to see tightened up with respect to strength and validity of study results, attribution of generalizing statements, and examination of study populations. Take care that X study showing Y conclusion doesn't equate to a fact, since studies have limitations - wording has to account for that. (For example, you handled this well in the abuse and alcoholism section, by presenting conflicting studies.) Amazing progress so far - I think you're just about there !!! Sandy (Talk) 21:12, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Sandy, you are awesome... I changed many of the pictures, but couldn't get all to work. The Lamberg article was not one that I accessed via the internet, it is one that I have originals from the library. The name, I too would like something better than the US Subculture, but I don't know what that might be. I prefer "most children" over "other teenagers." Too me, other children sounds more absolute because it is saying "all others" while most implies that it isn't just brats. Your children may not be brats, but they have experienced more than most other teenagers. The "studies" on behavior of brats are numerous and repeated. It is a consistent theme in much of the brat research. As for the Ender research, it was a study of over 500 brats who filled out a questionaire and then conducted interviews with Ender. The problem with the study is that he obtained his sample via Brat Organizations and the Internet, thus may have selection bias in identifying more educated brats.Balloonman 10:52, 30 December 2006 (UTC)
Made most of the changes indicated above, except for where I explained why I didn't here.

Yannismarou

Very very interesting article of unique quality! This is my review:

  • The lead: IMO, this stubby second paragraph is not nice. I would suggest you expand it a bit or you merge it with the next paragraph, so that you have two nice paragraphs. Prose stuff: In the last two short paragraphs of the lead, I counted 7 times the word "brat".
  • "these analysis have been criticized because they over-emphasized negative attributes of growing up in a military family". You mean these analyses have been criticized?
  • "Even research that is conducted using scientific sampling methods may contain bias because of the difficulty in conducting epidemiological studies across broad-based population samples. Since the Department of Defense does not track or monitor former brats, any study on adult brats is based upon self identification. Some researchers, such as Wertsch and Ender, discribed how they used referrals, internet, and newspaper articles to identify military brats." Uncited paragraph.
  • "Military culture has its own norms and expectations that often appears foreign to cilivians." That oftern appear maybe?
  • Paragraphs like this one "The children of officers socialize with other officers' children. The children of enlisted personnel socialize with those of other enlisted personnel's children. Even if an officer brat and an enlisted brat became friends at school, this friendship rarely carries over to the home life. The physical separation and differences between available activities make it very difficult." looks also to me as a bit choppy. The prose might need a slight overall polishing.
  • "While generally true, like all truisms the generalization has or has had limits." Huh?! This is redundant verbalism for me. I don't think we need this sentence in an encyclopedic article.
  • "While generally true, like all truisms ... and base exchange." Another uncited paragraph.
  • Section "Racism" that in all the last decades there were no racist incidents deserving mentioning in the article. The Presidents imposed the right legislation and the problem was fixed! No crises! No tensions! Isn't that a bit idealistic?--Yannismarou 10:24, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
Yuck... I didn't see that paragraph with the "truisms" snuck in there. The person who added it, did some other good edits when adding it that I didn't notice it. Thanks for catching it. I'll look over it in closer detail and either find citations for it or get rid of it. I don't want to discard another persons contributions to the article, but it does need to be cited---and I do not like the way it it written. As for your other comments, thanks I'll definately incorporate them.Balloonman 20:40, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
BTW, is unique quality a good thing or a bad thing ;-) Balloonman 20:41, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
Good! Why bad?--Yannismarou 14:45, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
It was half in jest... "That is a unique choice in color" could be an insult.... but I figured based on your comment that it was good ;-)66.7.182.35 16:00, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
Ah! You know I am not a native English speaker, and even if I wanted to insult, I could not have been that good!--Yannismarou 19:50, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
No, I didn't know that you aren't a native English Speaker... your English is much better than my German. I wouldn't even try to edit something in German---I'd have to use a dictionary just to understand it all. But yeah, saying something is "unique" can sometimes be a veiled insult in English. EG you say it's unique because nobody else in the world would like it. I knew that's not what you were saying ;-) Balloonman 20:06, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Hakeem Olajuwon

I was originally going to send this article to the Good Article review committee, but I figured that it should have a peer review done to address any concerns. I would like to see what sections need improving, or if there are any problems with the article. (For example, post-nba has an expansion tag on it, but I don't know if that's necessary or not). User:Quadzilla99 would be able to answer any questions put forth, he's the one that did all the work on the article. --Wizardman 17:04, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

  • The lead could be expanded greatly. Three sentences is hardly sufficient of a lead to any article. See Wayne Gretzky or Sandy Koufax on articles about athletes with good leads.
Done. Quadzilla99 04:15, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Personal life section should be made into parenthetical form.
Done. Quadzilla99 04:15, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
  • There is no section on his early life/youth - that is, prior to his time at UH.
Done. Quadzilla99 04:15, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
  • He is not an author and should not have a section for his books. The one sentence can be assimilated into another section.
Done. Quadzilla99 04:15, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Trivia section should be removed or assimilated into the rest of article where needed/desired.
Done. Quadzilla99 04:15, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Post-NBA section does need to be expanded.
Done. Quadzilla99 04:15, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Copyedit the article. Pepsidrinka 00:01, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
I believe that's done. Quadzilla99 04:15, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
Good job on the work that has been done thus far. Here are a few more suggestions:
#Refrain from referring to him as "Hakeem" - use "Olajuwon" instead.
Ok. Quadzilla99 22:23, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
#There are some places where there are many statistics reported but there are no citations
Done. Quadzilla99 22:23,
I'm not sure about the fair-use rationales on the images. The first one says it was taken by a flickr user, but it obviously wasn't taken by him. The image is a copyright violation. For the other images; fair-use has been discussed like hell, but there never seems to be an agreement on what is allowed and what is not.++aviper2k7++ 05:05, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
The lower two seem to be fine to me. But yeah, change the license on the first one or have it deleted (I have no idea how to fix licenses on images or else I'd do it). --Wizardman 05:10, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
Okay I'll remove the first. It's my understanding the second two can stay because he is retired and it will be very hard to find ones to represent his playing career in the public domain (I've tried). The first is a portrait and can be one like Charles Barkley's and just be one of him now so I don't think it qualifies as having no fair use substitute. Quadzilla99 08:35, 2 January 2007 (UTC)


Hi, as the main author of the Bill Russell article, one of two good articles of NBA players (Kirk Hinrich is the other), I am very pleased with the development of this article. Kudos to the authors, and I feel that this article is near to GA range. Here are my improvement proposals, assume good faith please:

  • Hakeem needs a bulletproof pic in the top right-hand table (edit: been done already?)
I believe that's done. Quadzilla99 01:31, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Please add retrieval dates on ALL the references.
Done. Quadzilla99 01:31, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
  • As of WP:CITE, the refereces have to be placed directly after a full stop or a comma. Please correct references 19, 20, 31, 32, 33, 41, 43 and 49
Done. Quadzilla99 01:48, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
  • The article contains many redundant references, e.g. his nba.com summary page appears 10+ times, his databasketball.com entry 5+ times. See WP:FOOT on how to use named references to use a reference more than once.
Done thanks to Raetzsch. Quadzilla99 01:31, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
  • “Accolades” is unreferenced
Done but it looks kinda ugly. I propose we remove them off of the awards list and keep them for the statements/sentences. Quadzilla99 04:33, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
  • His book merits his own “Books” section, plus ISBN, see WP:CITET (edit: according to this peer review, no, OK)
  • His Olympia 1996 appearance deserves its own subsection (“International career” or such)
  • His NCAA career is under-referenced
Done. Quadzilla99 02:45, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Please reference the Rockets regular season records if you mention them in the text
Done. Quadzilla99 03:27, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
  • “Twin Towers” looks stubby, possibly merge with next subsection?
Comment can be expanded. I will do so in the next couple of days. Quadzilla99 03:27, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
  • In his “Career” section, it is IMHO better to use years (e.g. 1986-93) as headers rather than e.g “Twin Towers” or “Championship years”, but maybe, it is only me
Comment I would tend to disagree here as in FA's Sandy Koufax, Cynna Kydd, and Moe Berg. Quadzilla99 02:59, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
  • “Post-championship years” and “Toronto Raptors” subsections have no references
Done. Quadzilla99 03:27, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
  • “Player profile” could be renamed as “Legacy” (better as of WP:BIO and WP:BLP)
Comment I would also tend to disagree with this as Wayne Gretzky and Sandy Koufax both FA's have sections (skills and mechanics respectively) where they talk about the player's playing style and what they did in playing that made them great. Legacy has an entirely different meaning imo. Quadzilla99 01:45, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
  • “Personal life”: Plz add that he became a naturalised citizen of the U.S. Also, in that section, could someone reference his fights vs Magic or so?
Done fight is mentioned in Muslim heading minor incident. Quadzilla99 01:45, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
  • “Player profile” and “Dream Shake” contain paragraphs with only 1 or 2 short sentences, merge them. (Yeah, I wrote some myself, but know I now better). Also IMHO there is a nba.com video of that Dream Shake against D-Rob, could someone get a link?
Comment NBA videos on youtube are generally off limits. I don't know where else to get one. I am going to hold off on merging the two sections, Dream Shake is a subsection and it is considered a legendary set of moves that is often talked about in almost reverant tones by other NBA Hall of Fame calibre big men.[6] It's kind of like Kareem's Sky Hook or Mariano Rivera's cutter. It really was that feared and held in esteem. Quadzilla99 01:31, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
  • References 1, 40 and 42 look strange

* I am pretty sure that Hakeem unknowlingly gave money to al-Qaeda [7]

Comment Hakeem's church (that he founded and gives money to) and an Islamic relief fund he donated to gave money to those groups without his knowledge to my understanding. Basically this was one of those unresponsible stories where they use the Headline "Olajuwon Funds Terrorrists" to sell papers then as soon as you read the story you realize it's bunk. I say leave it out until it's shown he was the one deciding where to give the money.[8] Quadzilla99 02:08, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
  • The flow in "Personal life" is pretty mediocre, hopping from one train of thought to the next without any connections, please improve.

Wow, so much stuff, sounds very negative, but assume good faith, it sure is not meant like that. I just like this article very much and would love to see Hakeem get a GOOD ARTICLE rating :D. Before you do propose it, read WP:WIAGA first. —Onomatopoeia 11:55, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

USS Texas (BB-35)

I got to work on this battleship becuase the World War I portal should have at least one piece of hardware rated FA class. I am looking for any further suggestions as to how the article can be improved; I intend to take the all the way to FA status. As per the Emt147 declaration, do not object on the basis of week citations, add {{fact}} tags to stuff that you as the editers feel is not cited and I will address it accordingly (assuming that it has not already been addressed). Note that as a US ship article composed largely of historical information, this article is almost entirely an NPOV copy/paste from the PD Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. TomStar81 (Talk) 03:05, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Kirill Lokshin

Looks pretty good. The citations seem sufficient, given that this is mostly DANFS material; beyond that, there's a number of other things to look at:

  • The lead seems a bit choppy; the first and last paragraphs are too short, in particular. If it can't be gracefully expanded, it may be better to collapse the whole thing to a single paragraph.
  • The second paragraph of the "Construction" section seems bizarrely out of place; was it intended to be in the lead?
  • The "Construction" and "1914-1920" sections might be better off being merged together.
  • The use of military time is inappropriate in a general-purpose encyclopedia; it should be changed to a more normal format.
  • The constant repetition of "14 inch (356 mm)" is excessive; once the conversion has been given, there's no reason to repeat it anytime the guns are mentioned. (Couldn't they be referred to simply as the main guns, incidentally?)
  • The last three sections ("Post-WWII", "Memorial", and "Film career") are somewhat stubby. It may be sensible to merge all three; but, at the least, I would suggest merging the "Film career" section in with the "Memorial" section.

Kirill Lokshin 03:59, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Made some changes as per your suggestions. I am still not entirely sure what I want to do with the "Film Career" section; narrowly speaking it is noteworthy, in a broader sense it could be conisidered a "Pop Culture" section, which would warrent a removal. What do you think? TomStar81 (Talk) 03:18, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
Well, it's not that much material; maybe just mention it at the end of the "Museum Ship" section? Both of the films were made during that period, after all. Kirill Lokshin 04:58, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
Merged the section as per your suggestion. TomStar81 (Talk) 00:44, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Yannismarou

Nice job. These are my suggestions:

  • Prose problems from the lead:
USS Texas (BB-35) was a New York-class battleship, and was (see the repetition too close in the same sentence: was ... and was) the second ship of the United States Navy named to honor Texas, the 28th state. Texas' keel was laid down on 17 April 1911 at Newport News, Virginia, by the Newport News Shipbuilding Company. She was launched on 18 May 1912 sponsored by Miss Claudia Lyon, and commissioned on 12 March 1914 with Captain Albert W. Grant in command.

Well too many "was" for me. Not "brillian" the prose here IMO, and it is the lead!

  • "the first receive a commercial radar in the U.S. Navy". Is a "to" missing here ("to receive") or am I wrong?
  • "system of hull classification symbols.[4][3]". Don't you think that it would be better like that: "system of hull classification symbols.[3][4]".
  • "She returned to New York early in 1929 for her annual overhaul and had completed it by March when she began another brief tour of duty in the Pacific. She returned to the Atlantic in June and resumed normal duty with the Scouting Fleet." Repetition of the same form of expression in two successive sentences. And IMO it is not nice when a new paragraph starts like that: "She ... " I prefer in this case: "Texas ... " or "the battleship ... ".
  • "At that point in the war, amphibious warfare doctrine was still embryonic; and many did not recognize the value of a pre-landing bombardment." I think such a general assessment deserves its own citation. I tagged it with [citation needed].
  • "At 3:00 AM Texas and the British cruiser HMS Glasgow entered the Omaha Western fire support lane and into her initial firing position, at 4:41 AM, 12,000 yards (11 km) offshore near Pointe du Hoc, along with battleships Arkansas and Nevada, and three US heavy cruisers, along with a combined US-British flotilla of British battleships, along with five cruisers and 22 destroyers." Uncited paragraph.
  • "Although Texas is the oldest remaining dreadnought-type batleship, she is not the oldest remaining battleship: The Japanese battleship Mikasa, a pre-dreadnought battleship, is older than Texas." According to whom? Any source?
  • "Anti-ship missiles such as the Fritz X were among the first instances of short range guided missiles during the Second World War. The German Luftwaffe used them to some effect against Allied shipping, and sank or damaged some large warships successfully before the Allies devised countermeasures, principally radio jamming." Again source, please? The fact that these assessments are in notes does not mean that they should be uncited.
  • "Johnston, Ian and McAuley, Rob. The Battleships. Channel 4 Books, London ISBN 0-7522-6188-6": Is this book mentioned in notes? I did not see it, but again I may have not looked carefully. But if it is not used, it is not "reference" but "further reading".
  • As far as the other books are concerned why do you repeat full data (publisher, ISBN, year of edition etc.) in both "Notes" and "References"?
  • Categories are not alphabetized.
  • "As per the Emt147 declaration, do not object on the basis of week citations, add {{fact}} tags to stuff that you as the editers feel is not cited and I will address it accordingly (assuming that it has not already been addressed). Note that as a US ship article composed largely of historical information, this article is almost entirely an NPOV copy/paste from the PD Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. " I understand what you say, but I have to tell you honestly that the great dependence from "American Naval Fighting Ships" would be a problem for me in FAC.--Yannismarou 20:19, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Ok, I like a challenge. From the top: I inserted that missing "to" for the commericial radar. Good catch. Citation numbers are now in correct order. I have adressed the [citation needed] tag you inserted, the information was from DANFS. According to Wikipedia, Mikasa is older, but I suppose I need to find someone else to state that so I can properly cite it. The part about anti-ship missiles caught me off guard, I included that in ref tabs so others would also be suprised. I am working on that angle at the moment, when I get more info you will to. "The Battleships" is a small book with fun tibits about the nations that built and operated battleships since there inception. Most of what is stated in the book is stated here from other sources. In this case specifically, the info on Texas comes from the last chapter, which notes in part that "...the United States has preserved by far the greatest number [of battleships], 8 in all, including the vintage WWI Texas," and later noting that "...only Japan has preserved a battleship [in the modern sense of the word], Mikasa, Admiral Togo's flagship..." I have not yet had a chance to thoughly investigate this source for additional info on Texas, though I suspect that there may be some info in with the battle sections. I was unaware that the books in question had been added to the "Notes" section, that is why they are cited twice. They are not there now. Categoris have been aplhabetized. Finally, American battleships are like american presidents: there are a few that stand out immediately and recieve a disproportionately large amount of the lime light, and there are those that come under the head of "whats his name". Texas is in with the latter category; there have been no major works published about her battle history beyond DANFS, therefore the article draws on DANFS for most of its information. It isn't that I am not willing to add more sources, its just that no one has taken the time to publish accounts exclusive to the ship in question. DANFS reliance should not be counted against this article: Wikipedia has long reconginzed its importance, and DANFS material is what makes up nearly all of the US ship pages here. You will note that when aplicable, I have used sources other than DANFS for the citing, such as in the sections on D-Day, which draw not from DANFS but from the Historical Naval Ships Visitors Guide. TomStar81 (Talk) 01:14, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Leeds United A.F.C.

Been working on this for a while. Interested to know where it stand in terms of it' quality.Buc 16:58, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

  • Some suggestions:
    • Leeds were deducted 15 points, not 25.
    • Be consistent on usage of the singular or plural when referring to the club - use one or the other throughout.
    • Leeds United have always had a loyal and passionate fanbase - subjective term, and this paragraph on the supporters should be a secion on its own, not in the lead.
    • Elland Road is said to have... - weasel words and the same can be said of most if not all stadiums of its size.
    • History section could be abridged a little (as there already is a daughter article devoted to it), and rejigged so as not to to be recentist - the period 1998 to the present day takes up nearly half the section.
I found this page by what links to recentism... just wanted to comment that "The aim should not be to remove information about recent events (see wikipedia:deletionism and wikipedia:inclusionism), but to add information of the same detail to other events." ... IOW I think history shouldn't be deleted just because you can't find information on older years. Peace, MPS 22:57, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
    • ...Leeds City F.C., was formed in 1904 by the committee and supporters. - this does not make sense. Whose committee and supporters? All football clubs are essentially formed by committee and supporters so this is more or less stating the obvious.
    • Image:Charity Shield.jpg and Image:Bremner And Revie.jpg look like scans from a book or taken from a website - I strongly doubt the uploaders have the right to licence the work under GFDL. Image:Ellandrd.jpg may well be licensable but the original site provides no licensing information.
    • Phrases such as "league champions" and "first division" should be capitalised.
    • "they became probably the leading English football club" - either they were or they weren't. Get rid of this unless you can properly back it up.
    • The quality of the writing in the history section needs to be tightened, there are lots of weasel words - e.g. "Whilst recognised as one of the finest post-war British teams", "Most Leeds supporters would give Gray the benefit of the doubt", "The fans and pundits saw a new vigorous and dynamic Leeds United side."
    • Some words and phrases are overwikilinked (e.g. Division One) link the first time and avoid doing so for all subsequent mentions.
    • Leeds controversially[6] appointed George Graham. - explain the controversy and don't rely on a single weblink to one fan's opinion as a citation.
    • "were brutally stabbed" - POV. It's not as if people are often gently stabbed to death.
    • "Although the general public were unaware..." - this is not actually true. I distinctly remember reading about Leeds' ambitious financial plans at the time Ridsdale did so. As it is worded, it makes out Ridsdale intentionally deceived the public, which is not entirely true.
    • Trivia section should be removed, and the individual items folded & combined with other ones in the article or in other listy articles such as English football records. Any that can't be merged elsewhere should be removed.
    • Get rid of the 2006-07 transfers - Wikipedia is not a news service.
    • The incredibly long listing of analysts, coaches, stadium MC, mascot etc. should be deleted and restricted only to the top staff at the club.
    • The Records and Managers section should have some prose - a paragraph or two, summarising the main pages they link to.
    • Nothing worth mentioning about the team's stadium(s)? Seems odd.
    • A section about the colours and crest would be good too.
    • Finally - this is not related to the article being reviewed but I notice that Leeds United A.F.C. Managers replicates a lot of Leeds United A.F.C. History; for the sake of avoiding unnecessary duplication some agreement should be made as to the scope of each article so they do not overlap too much. Also all the daughter articles should be correctly capitalised (e.g. Leeds United A.F.C. history). Qwghlm 00:16, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

In terms of quality, the article is better than most, but if you are intending to take the article to good or featured status there is still more to do. Good article standard isn't too far off though. More or less all of the things I would recommend are already mentioned by Qwghlm, a couple of additions:

  • There are a few things which could do with citations. Examples include Leeds City being forcibly disbanded and the claim that the European Cup defeat to Bayern Munich was controversial. In essence, anything which a sceptical reader might challenge should be cited.
  • Licensing for the existing pictures is mentioned above. It shouldn't be too hard to obtain or create one or more free license pictures relating to Leeds United, a photo of Elland Road for example.

Hope this helps. Oldelpaso 12:02, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

Have met most of the suggestions made.

  • Couldn't find "Elland Road is said to have..."
  • Not sure what to do about the images or the colours and crest section (probably needs more images), they sound like quite big jobs.
  • Looks to me like the records and mangers section already have a summary. But I'm not sure they're are even needed considering they are linked to in the "Leeds United Association Football Club" template at the bottem.
  • A minor note but the background to the crest image needs changing.

Buc 16:36, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

Further thoughts, above to the ones which still stand:
  • Article is still over-wikified in places (e.g. First Division is still linked to multiple times in the History section)
  • The prose needs some polishing up. It's unwieldy - the tone is not formal enough, facts are not put succinctly, and there is too much repetition of terms and use of filler words: e.g.:
At the start of the season, Graham brought in some bargain buys and introduced Australian youngster Harry Kewell from the youth team. At the end of the season Leeds booked its place in the UEFA Cup for the next season. The 1998-99 season saw Graham move to become manager of the north London club Tottenham Hotspur.
  • Which could be much more simply expressed:
At the start of 1997-98, Graham brought in some inexpensive signings and Australian youngster Harry Kewell, and Leeds qualified for the UEFA Cup that season. The next season, however, Graham left for Tottenham Hotspur.
  • Still some weasel words (though I have tagged them) and POV terms (which should be obvious).
  • Don't put current injury status in the current squad section - it's not what they're meant for and WP:NOT a news service.
  • As United are a separate club from Leeds City, Herbert Chapman should not be included in the list of notable managers and the founding date should only 1919.
  • There's something terrifically ugly about that list of sponsors. Perhaps it's the blank dark grey cell in the top right, or the fact the with many the same words are repeated several times over in adjacent cells - maybe use the rowspan attribute and merge them together? Qwghlm 22:31, 26 December 2006 (UTC)
  • One last thing - the {{fc}} template should be substituted. Qwghlm 22:33, 26 December 2006 (UTC)
I've addressed some of these problems. Not sure what the rowspan attribute is but I've tried to tidy the table up anyway. Two major problems still stand out though:
  • Lack of citation
  • Unlicensed images

Buc 17:54, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Still tidying up the text, trying to make it a bit more concise and objective - a few more typos/grammar issues to sort out as well. Can I ask whether anyone wants the "Rivalries" and "Supporters" sections? I don't think they add anything to the article and are probably subjective. Thoughts/comments?

Coopuk 18:08, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Not fussed if the sections are removed but I think the info in them should be kept in some form.Buc 19:44, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Any ideas/thoughts on where those two sections could/should be placed? I don't think they are in keeping with the main article, as I think you could argue that the content of both is subjective. I don't think they should reside under the "Leeds United History" page either. Coopuk 12:06, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Supporters under Stadium and Rivalries could be removed, since it's really about Leeds, or brefly mentioned in the lead. Crest and colours sections needs exspanding.Buc 11:11, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw Symbol support vote.svg

As I promised on my list of things to do, I've been spending the last few days of 2006 working on this article about a kids' film that very few have ever had the chance to watch. Without the DVD release of the film, the page would have looked more or less like this, and it would have taken forever to get it all done.

Everything has all been set, but, redlinks aside, a few things, like grammar and verification check-up in some places, would need to be done. To me, it looks so good, I just can't decide whether to put it up for GAC or FAC. What do you film fans make of it? --Slgrandson (page - messages - contribs) 21:24, 30 December 2006 (UTC)


  • Reword this sentence: "Without protection of the Bone, humans would not understand what the Puppies are saying, and this power would be lost for good." Done.†
  • Red links in the lead need to be taken care of. Either make a stub, or unlink them. All done.‡
  • Check fair use rationales. The poster is missing the "This will not detract from sales, etc" reason. Done.‡
  • "It traces back to the Dark Ages" what does it refer to here? Clarified.†
  • Again many red links in the infobox. Already cleared.‡ Also could some of the producers be dropped from the box? Removed so that only the main ones show up.†
  • Trim the plot. It's a touch over a thousand words, which I think is really unnecessary for a children's film. Other plot issues:
    • "He rings a bell on their desk, asking them to hurry up. Another Pound Puppy, Reflex, hears it and begins smooching three of his friends at random, before McNasty stops him." Necessary? Removed.†
    • "The pup eavesdrops on McNasty's means: to transform his new "pets", and the rest of the Pound, into vicious guard dogs using his Mean Machine, so that he can protect the Bone of Scone." Confusing sentence. Reworded.†
    • "Whopper grabs one half, running off to prove his evidence." In what sense is prove being used here? Reworded.‡
    • Just who is Cooler? Clarified in ¶ #2 of the plot.‡
    • "Colette and Whopper plan to escape from their cage. After doing so, Whopper encounters a big creature stomping in their way, whom he believes is Big Paw. The two of them..." Whopper and the creature is the nearest antecedent, but I'm sure you mean Collete and Whopper. Reworded.‡
    • Okay, I just stopped reading the plot after the above sentence. None of your characters are introduced, so I'm lost in a sea of names. Just who are the Purries? It's never made clear. Clarified in lead section.†
  • If you introduce the characters properly, most of your cast section will be rendered redundant.
  • Cast style is inconsistent. Some voice actors are credited, some are not. Moved the voices to their own section.†
  • I really dislike the bolding, and I'm not alone. See here.
  • What other films were made that "featured established toy properties as their main characters"? A wikilink to the most popular one would be nice. Introduced three examples.†
  • The image placement seems random. What does Jeff and Tammy at the museum have to do with the VHS and DVD releases? Moved into the plot section.†
  • Why would you wikilink "As of 2006"? Delinked.†
  • Try to eliminate the see also section. (I notice that it links to other films like this, which answers one of my questions.) Removed.†
  • This is very nitpicky and I'm not sure if it will be an issue, but Wikipedia worries about linking to sites that are vague on copyright. I'm not sure how that effects the link to the trailer. I'd say don't worry about it, unless it comes up in the good article process.
  • Indicate whether the gross is American or Canadian dollars. Clarified.†
  • I'm not sure if the ratings box is necessary. If there's any remarkable exceptions to the G ratings, mention them but no need for a country by country listing of the same rating. Removed; information is already at IMDb anyway.†
  • I hope this did not come off too harsh. As a last note, I'd say go for Good Article status and then you might ask the reviewer if he thinks you should go for FA. Good luck! --Supernumerary 04:28, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

†Concerns addressed with this edit --Slgrandson (page - messages - contribs) 01:24, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
‡Concerns addressed after this edit --Slgrandson (page - messages - contribs) 01:28, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

  • I've done everything I could for this article during its final stages, fixing a few things in the plot and revising two rushed refs. Tomorrow afternoon, it's off to GAC. We might consider this PR over at last. --Slgrandson (page - messages - contribs) 01:28, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

RahXephon

Presenting to the public before nominating for GAC. Please advise regarding format, out-of-universe perspective, prose, and comprehensivity. Thanksin advance for your advice and comments.--SidiLemine 16:07, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

I'd like to move this towards FA rather than GA; it certainly is a topic and article large enough to warrant it. As a major contributor, I'll respond to feedback, starting with automated review. --GunnarRene 16:23, 5 January 2007 (UTC) Addendum: Large article doesn't mean that it's automatically "featured"; point is that GA is a simpler process for smaller articles. --GunnarRene 23:06, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Automated review

The following suggestions were generated by a semi-automatic javascript program, and might not be applicable for the article in question.

  • Per WP:WIAFA, this article's table of contents (ToC) may be too long- consider shrinking it down by merging short sections or using a proper system of daughter pages as per Wikipedia:Summary style.[11]
    • Passed test.
  • This article may need to undergo summary style, where a series of appropriate subpages are used. For example, if the article is United States, than an appropriate subpage would be History of the United States, such that a summary of the subpage exists on the mother article, while the subpage goes into more detail.
    • Summary style allready used. As of this moment, the readable prose has about 6 200 words, which is within the 6 000 to 10 000 word limit that is suggested in Wikipedia:Article size. I think this length is fine, especially since the article has many sections that cater to different encyclopedic angles. --GunnarRene 17:51, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
    • Now down below 5900 words of prose. --GunnarRene 22:31, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
    • I'd still like feedback on length and verbosity though, and on balance between sections. --GunnarRene 17:53, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Please ensure that the article has gone through a thorough copyediting so that it exemplifies some of Wikipedia's best work. See also User:Tony1/How to satisfy Criterion 1a.[2]

You may wish to browse through User:AndyZ/Suggestions for further ideas. Thanks, GunnarRene 17:36, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Automated review passed or adressed. Only point left is a visit from an experienced copy editor.--GunnarRene 05:54, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Non-automatic reviews

The article's really good, and you seem to have invested a lot into it, but it just seems to pull in a lot of directions. At first glance this is what I'd do, this is what seems sensible to me:

  • The "japanese culture" and "Civilizations and creation stories" could be combined into one. Both deal with ancient civilizations and beliefs present in the series, they have something in common. And you make mention of the Mesoamerican influences in the japanese section, so it makes sense.
    • Done. Thanks. Why didn't I see that. :-) --GunnarRene 22:33, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
  • In the "Comparisons with other Anime," I'd recommend leaving Raideen (since the creators themselves admit the influence) and Evangelion (since everyone on the planet seems to think so). The stuff about Infinite Ryvius and "Other anime" seem inconsequential, so I'd suggest trimming that. Maybe the stuff about Host Club could be moved under "Legacy," as part of the series impact.
    • Done, undone, done. I'm leaving those that are sourced, since it shows that there were comparisons with many shows, not just two.--GunnarRene 21:26, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
  • The stuff about "Visual arts" and "Music" could be combined also.
    • Done
  • You have a footnote that directs to a picture of a Mayan sculpture. Why not upload it, or look for one already uploaded? Have looked at commons and not found something similar, so linked to web page instead (I consider it a convenience link). Found an interesting bas-relief from Palenque though.
  • Some images are needed for the characters
    • The associated article List of RahXephon characters has images of all of the main characters; the link in the main article could be adjusted to note this, rather than adding more pics to the main article. Willbyr (talk | contribs) 20:42, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
      • Characters image done. (Copied from character list.) --GunnarRene 23:45, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
  • I don't see the need to divide the "Reception" in TV, movie and manga reviews.--Nohansen 20:16, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
    • For navigation, and because some reviewers reacted differently to the different story formats. --GunnarRene 22:33, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
  • One small friendly recommendation: You say you'd "like to move this towards FA rather than GA; it certainly is a topic and article large enough to warrant it"... but you have know that the two featured articles of WP:ANIME, Excel Saga and Serial Experiments Lain, are barely 40KB, this one is pushing 60KB. Not because it is long it is guaranteed to be featured. Not everything about RahXephon needs to be here. Anything worth keeping, spin-off to sub-articles; what's not worth it, dump it.--Nohansen 22:03, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
    • The Simpsons was recently featured, at about 6000 words of prose. The Adventures of Tintin is today's featured article with about 7200 words of prose. RahXephon now has about 5900 words of prose. (All excluding lists). Wikipedia:Article size recommend a limit around 6 000 to 10 000 words of prose.--GunnarRene 22:51, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
    • PS: Re: "Not because it is long it is guaranteed to be featured". My point was that the article is a bit long for the Good Article process, which is really just one person who hasn't worked on the article rating the article.... --GunnarRene 22:58, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Great article, 3 comments:

  • Isn't there an anime logo to place in the infobox rather than a screenshot?
    • A plain logo would have the benefit of shortening the infobox, but it would be efen better to have an image with a logo, the RahXephon, and perhaps even some characters.
  • Since the article describes the tv show, manga and the movie, I would recommend making it more clearer in the lead that this is the case: the first sentence only states it's a tv show.
    • Done
  • To be honest (for the benefit of the article) the prose seemed a bit weak. Since I'm no english major may-be you could ask one of the members of WP:LoCE to run through the article?
    • Yes, we've already asked and are waiting.

Good luck at FAC! — Tutmosis 02:46, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

    • Thanks. Much appreciated.--GunnarRene 05:46, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Miami, Florida

I been working in this article recently and I think it may be ready for FA standards, I got the History of Miami, Florida one to FA, and I want this one to be next. Any advise before I continue? Thanks --Jaranda wat's sup 23:48, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

I renominated this page because it has improved since it's last peer review, and would like to see it as a featured article. --Arigont 8:41, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Very nice, I'd neaten up the image structure a bit (standardize image justification and sizes), and perhaps reduce the number of subcategories. --PopUpPirate 00:13, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Nice work, Jaranda! Here are some of my comments/suggestions...
    • Sentences in the lead are far too frequent. Also there is no need for 2-3 sentence paragraphs. Please merge some of the sentences to promote flow.
    • If you're going to reference a main "History of Miami" article, there is no need for subsections within the History section of the Maimi article. Please summarize the contents per Wikipedia:Summary Style.
    • de-italicize oolite, limestone and ice ages. Not required per WP:MOS.
    • "Starting about 100,000 years ago, the Wisconsin glaciation..."
    • Stating that Miami is the 46th largest city in the country, without stating that the Miami metropolitan area is (possibly) among the 10 largest in the nation provides a wrong impression of the population of the city vis-a-vis the rest of the country. The Miami metropolitan area has over 4 million people, making it the second largest city in the Southeast, after Atlanta. [9].
    • "Other languages that are spoken..." is this list in any particular order? If this is a ranked order, cite sources and/or their respective percentages. If this is not in any ranked order, none of these should be mentioned since it could promote a misleading interpretation of the demographic buildup of the city.
    • "The latin and Caribbean-friendly atmosphere.." What is a Caribbean-friendly atmosphere??
    • Wikify the Miami Floridians, Miami Gatos, etc.
    • Wouldn't Scarface warrant a mention in Miami in television and film?
    • Please consolidate 2-3 sentence paragraphs in the article into more solid paragraphs.
    • Apart from all that, this is a well written article, well referenced. You might want to expand on some of the negative aspects of the city. There is only a short paragraph on crime. What are some of the other issues in the city?
  • After these suggestions have been addressed, I will help with the copyediting effort before you promote the article to FAC. Thanks and good luck! AreJay 04:59, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Some comments/suggestions:
    • Definately combine the two "History" sections and go with the Wikipedia:Summary Style (see Hugo Chávez#Early life (1954–1992) on how to combine two main articles with summary style.
    • There are many one and two sentence paragraphs that need to be developed into substantive paragraphs (specifically the "Economy", "Media" and the "Sports" section require attention).
    • The "Media" section currently reads like a list of trivia, when you develop this section orient the discussion more towards the city rather than the film/show, consider filminflorida.com, filmiami.org, madeinmiami.org and other related tourism/economic development agencies.
    • The "Demographics" section can be prettied up with a little token chart, table or graph.
    • A map of the town would be most useful, preferably showing the street layout and notable places (airport, downtown, stadiums, etc.)
    • The hard services, like the provision of drinking water and sewage disposal are important/high-profile services that the article could benefit from an expansion on. Soft services, like parks and social services, would be nice, too. --maclean25 08:35, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

The Big O

I'd like to know how The Big O article rates right now, (it's been classified as Start-class for too long) and what needs to be done to improve it further.--Nohansen 15:48, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

A lot of the article doesn't appear to be written in an encyclopedic style - "... and the American fanbase asked for more", "But Jason DeMarco, executive producer for Season Two, doesn't think it can happen.", "There's no denying the similarities between Batman and The Big O." - it reads a lot more like an anime review than an encyclopedia article. Work needs to be done on that. -ryand 14:00, 21 December 2006 (UTC)
Is that it? Am I done?--Nohansen 20:51, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
Too many fair use images. The JPStalk to me 22:21, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Looks good, and I like lots of images. Too much bold font, if I were to nitpick :) -- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  20:07, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Removed bold font where it seemed like "too much." By the way, what does "Too many fair use images" mean? Because User:Piotrus "like[s] lots of images" --Nohansen 14:59, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Looks good too me, except i think there are way too many links in the article. When I was browsing the article it looked like someone just linked every word they found with an article. --Malevious Userpage •Talk Page• Contributions 19:57, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Oklahoma Sooners football

I feel this article is nearing FA quality and was about to nominate it until I realized it had not been peer reviewed yet. I believe the article is well written, well cited, and thorough. I am on OU alum so this article has been reviewed by the College football WikiProject to ensure it is NPOV. The article is currently a Good Article. I would appreciate any help and I am open to any comments that will help get this article featured.--NMajdantalk 19:36, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

SkyTrain (Vancouver)

It's on it way to becoming an FA. Is there any major details that the article lacks? Is there any bad prose? All comments are appreciated -- Selmo (talk) 05:25, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Here a few quick minor details that could be fixed up. Using AndyZpeerreviewer.
  • See if possible if there is a free use image that can go on the top right corner of this article.
  • Per Wikipedia:Manual of Style (numbers), when doing conversions, please use standard abbreviations: for example, miles -> mi, kilometers squared -> km2, and pounds -> lb.
  • Make the spelling of English words consistent with either American or British spelling, depending upon the subject of the article. Examples include: honour (B) (American: honor), meter (A) (British: metre), metre (B) (American: meter), offence (B) (American: offense), organize (A) (British: organise), ization (A) (British: isation).~ Joe Jklin (T C) 07:40, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

OmenTFL

Any suggestion from roleplayers/wikipedia enthusiasts at how I can improve the article? Also, my spelling is notoriously bad, please correct it ruthlessly OmenTFL

  • Please see automated peer review suggestions here. Thanks, APR t 21:00, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

The following suggestions were generated by a semi-automatic javascript program, and might not be applicable for the article in question.

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Triceratops

Hi, this article is scrubbing up OK on its way to FAC. We worked on Stegosaurus and Diplodocus , both of which are now Featured Articles. Anyone see some other issues before having a tilt at FAC? cheers Cas Liber 10:36, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Some issues at hand:
  • header: ...collected for over a century can it simply include what century?
(OK, rewritten that one to sound less vague)
  • POV: Triceratops is the best known... (statement unsourced).
  • "this beak may also be have been used in self-defense." (unsourced) speculative in nature.
(I've created stubs for Rudolph Zallinger (solved a few redlinks that one :)), Schlaikjer and Erickson - the individual Triceratops species prbably shouldn't have them. Will go down the page. Time for breakfast now...)
  • use of comma
(commas are generally considered better to use thn parentheses, however it does cause confusion sometimes. I'll try and split or tweak a few sentences)
  • typo error
  • "Triceratops is also the official state fossil of South Dakota, and the official state dinosaur of Wyoming"; "It is a common pop culture dinosaur" (unsourced).
(thanks for pointing out that sentence, I have rewritten it - as far as it being unsourced, I figured the length of the pop culture refs would be self-explanatory in highlighting its commonness in use)
  • i'm not sure if there's a common english use for the term: Triceratops to merit the italics format. if there's none, i'm not sure if it should be so, please correct me if i'm wrong. --RebSkii 19:03, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
(As they are scientific names, the standard practice on all the dino pages has been italics)
(PS: Thanks for all the input - gittin' there...............) Cas Liber 21:31, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Please see automated peer review suggestions here. Thanks, APR t 21:30, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Léonce Perret

This article was recently translated from French to English. It went through the process of editing, revising and proofreading by multiple users. If it is possible, could you make some comments regarding the article's content and possible errors in the editing. Would you also comment on the article's potential as a good/featured article as well (and where to develop)? Thank you very much in advance! :) --lovelaughterlife♥talk? 02:59, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Yannismarou

Informative article, but, in order to be GA or FA in the English Encyclopedia, it needs work. This is my review:

  • Cite properly the article pre WP:CITE and WP:FOOTNOTES. The article as it is now has no inline citations, and wouldn't pass neither GAC or FAC.
  • "Léonce Perret (May 13, 1880 in Niort, Deux-Sèvres, France – August 14, 1935 in Paris) was a French stage actor and director, then author, actor, director and producer of French films." Why twice "actor" and "director" in the same sentence?
  • "He later directed numerous short films and gradually gained significant notoriety in the world of French cinematography." Notoriety has a negative meaning.
  • "that earned him a certain amount of notoriety in cinema circles." And repetition of the same forms of expression. I can jugde from the lead that the lead needs improvement. What about a copy-editing by an external native Engish speaker user or asking for the help of the Wikipedia:WikiProject League of Copyeditors.
  • "His 1925 ...". Per WP:MoS we wikilink only full dates (December 1 1925).
  • "Around this time he met Valentine Petit, a singer and dancer who was working at the Folies Bergère, who was to become his wife several years later." Prose deficiencies again.
  • Georges Sadoul stated: “Perret made brilliant use of every editing resource at his disposal: varied camera angles, backlighting, his cameraman Specht’s beautiful photography… all while working from a rather ordinary script that borrowed heavily from the Deux orphelines. Mixing Ennery’s melodrama with a few jingoistic episodes, Léonce Perret was able to render a graceful and lively story by using an extraordinarily refined cinematic repertoire: backlighting, low-angle shots, close-ups, moving shots and numerous other innovations, all of which Perret implemented with flair, in stark contrast to Louis Feuillade’s minimalist style and the still somewhat primitive technique of David W. Griffith at that time." When you quote italics are not necessary.
  • "Today, Léonce Perret is considered to be a self made man who became successful by climbing the ladder rung by rung. He was well known for his independence, creative freedom and several innovations as well as a knack for discovering new talent." A characteristic example why citations are needed! Who asserts these things? Be careful with expressions like "a self made man who became successful by climbing the ladder rung by rung". They are on the verge of WP:POV. And "independence" from what?
  • "For example, cinema historians give him little consideration in their published research." Without citations this is weasel.
  • "Filmography" is too long and listy. I suggest that you keep the most important of his filmobraphy here and create a sub-article per WP:SS with his full filmography. I did not find another FA for a director (there may be although), but for ideas you could check Henry Fonda or Bette Davis. Per these articles you could also add a section with awards.
  • "Quotes" is like a trivia section which is not recommended. Incorporate these quotes, if they are absolutely necessary, in the main article. For ways to do that, you can check to of my article: Demosthenes and El Greco.
  • Get rid of the "See also" section. Incorporate these links in the main article, if they are absolutely necessary.
  • Alphabetize categories at the end of the article, and add more (such as "Category:1935 deaths", "Category:1880 births" etc.).--Yannismarou 11:13, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

An update:

  • Cite properly the article pre WP:CITE and WP:FOOTNOTES. The article as it is now has no inline citations, and wouldn't pass neither GAC or FAC. I cannot find the quotes, as this article was translated from the French Wikipedia. The quotes would be in French, not English. Help?
You can use French sources, but the majority IMO should be in English.--Yannismarou 21:22, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "Léonce Perret (May 13, 1880 in Niort, Deux-Sèvres, France – August 14, 1935 in Paris) was a French stage actor and director, then author, actor, director and producer of French films." Why twice "actor" and "director" in the same sentence? Done. It was in the same sentence because he was first a stage director and actor, and later film director and actor. Hope it's more clear now.
  • "He later directed numerous short films and gradually gained significant notoriety in the world of French cinematography." Notoriety has a negative meaning. I never looked into the word; in my mind, I think it just passed as acclaim in my head. Changed to acclaim.
  • "that earned him a certain amount of notoriety in cinema circles." And repetition of the same forms of expression. I can jugde from the lead that the lead needs improvement. What about a copy-editing by an external native Engish speaker user or asking for the help of the Wikipedia:WikiProject League of Copyeditors. Same as above. Requested copyediting help.
  • "His 1925 ...". Per WP:MoS we wikilink only full dates (December 1 1925). Thanks. Last time I checked the manual of style, I don't think I saw that. Thanks for the refresher.
  • "Around this time he met Valentine Petit, a singer and dancer who was working at the Folies Bergère, who was to become his wife several years later." Prose deficiencies again. Changed.
  • Georges Sadoul stated: “Perret made brilliant use of every editing resource at his disposal: varied camera angles, backlighting, his cameraman Specht’s beautiful photography… all while working from a rather ordinary script that borrowed heavily from the Deux orphelines. Mixing Ennery’s melodrama with a few jingoistic episodes, Léonce Perret was able to render a graceful and lively story by using an extraordinarily refined cinematic repertoire: backlighting, low-angle shots, close-ups, moving shots and numerous other innovations, all of which Perret implemented with flair, in stark contrast to Louis Feuillade’s minimalist style and the still somewhat primitive technique of David W. Griffith at that time." When you quote italics are not necessary. Done.
  • "Today, Léonce Perret is considered to be a self made man who became successful by climbing the ladder rung by rung. He was well known for his independence, creative freedom and several innovations as well as a knack for discovering new talent." A characteristic example why citations are needed! Who asserts these things? Be careful with expressions like "a self made man who became successful by climbing the ladder rung by rung". They are on the verge of WP:POV. And "independence" from what? Added citation needed request, and removed word "independent".
  • "For example, cinema historians give him little consideration in their published research." Without citations this is weasel.Added citation needed request.
  • "Filmography" is too long and listy. I suggest that you keep the most important of his filmobraphy here and create a sub-article per WP:SS with his full filmography. I did not find another FA for a director (there may be although), but for ideas you could check Henry Fonda or Bette Davis. Per these articles you could also add a section with awards. Created subpages.
  • "Quotes" is like a trivia section which is not recommended. Incorporate these quotes, if they are absolutely necessary, in the main article. For ways to do that, you can check to of my article: Demosthenes and El Greco. I don't know if it's best to remove it. I'll propose it on talk page.
If you go in FAC with a trivia section like this one you will probably face criticisms.--Yannismarou 21:22, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Get rid of the "See also" section. Incorporate these links in the main article, if they are absolutely necessary. Again, I don't see how this change is necessary. Will propose it on talk page.
The trend is against "See also" sections. If you decide to keep it, make sure you don't repeat articles already linked in the main article.--Yannismarou 21:22, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Alphabetize categories at the end of the article, and add more (such as "Category:1935 deaths", "Category:1880 births" etc.) Done.

--Thanks for the comments. --lovelaughterlife♥talk? 20:47, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

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Fahd of Saudi Arabia

In Wikipedia's list of long pages, this is tops among articles written about people, living or dead (at 220 KBs). This is almost close to FA level (I can feel it), but what needs to be taken care of before we take such a chance? --Slgrandson (page - messages - contribs) 23:24, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Jeffpw

Sorry to disappoint you, but this article is nowhere near FA status. There's not one single reference in this article, so it fails WP:V right off the bat. You (or somebody) will be busy for months citing every fact in an article of this length. There's also only one small picture at the bottom of this loooooong article. It needs a thorough copy editing, too. Additionally, the article (the parts I read, anyway) reads like a promotional piece for the Kingdom. Whole swaths could be deleted from the article, since they are more about the Kingdom than the King. I don't mean to be discouraging, but you asked for opinions. Jeffpw 23:49, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

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  • Consider adding more links to the article; per Wikipedia:Manual of Style (links) and Wikipedia:Build the web, create links to relevant articles.[?]
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  • If this article is about a person, please add {{persondata|PLEASE SEE [[WP:PDATA]]!}} along with the required parameters to the article - see Wikipedia:Persondata for more information.[?]
  • Per Wikipedia:Manual of Style (numbers), there should be a non-breaking space - &nbsp; between a number and the unit of measurement. For example, instead of 67 tons, use 67 tons, which when you are editing the page, should look like: 67&nbsp;tons.[?]
  • Per Wikipedia:Manual of Style (numbers), please spell out source units of measurements in text; for example, the Moon is 380,000 kilometres (240,000 mi) from Earth.[?] Specifically, an example is 60 km.
  • Per Wikipedia:Context and Wikipedia:Build the web, years with full dates should be linked; for example, link January 15, 2006.[?]
  • As per Wikipedia:Manual of Style (dates), dates shouldn't use th; for example, instead of using January 30th was a great day, use January 30 was a great day.[?]
  • Per Wikipedia:Manual of Style (headings), headings generally do not start with articles ('the', 'a(n)'). For example, if there was a section called ==The Biography==, it should be changed to ==Biography==.[?]
  • Per Wikipedia:Manual of Style (headings), avoid using special characters (ex: &+{}[]) in headings.
  • Please reorder/rename the last few sections to follow guidelines at Wikipedia:Guide to layout.[?]
  • Per WP:WIAFA, this article's table of contents (ToC) may be too long- consider shrinking it down by merging short sections or using a proper system of daughter pages as per Wikipedia:Summary style.[?]
  • This article may need to undergo summary style, where a series of appropriate subpages are used. For example, if the article is United States, than an appropriate subpage would be History of the United States, such that a summary of the subpage exists on the mother article, while the subpage goes into more detail.[?]
  • There are a few occurrences of weasel words in this article- please observe WP:AWT. Certain phrases should specify exactly who supports, considers, believes, etc., such a view.
    • it has been
    • might be weasel words, and should be provided with proper citations (if they already do, or are not weasel terms, please strike this comment).[?]
  • Please make the spelling of English words consistent with either American or British spelling, depending upon the subject of the article. Examples include: honor (A) (British: honour), behavior (A) (British: behaviour), harbor (A) (British: harbour), neighbor (A) (British: neighbour), favorite (A) (British: favourite), meter (A) (British: metre), defense (A) (British: defence), organize (A) (British: organise), recognize (A) (British: recognise), realize (A) (British: realise), criticize (A) (British: criticise), ization (A) (British: isation), analyse (B) (American: analyze), paralyze (A) (British: paralyse), travelled (B) (American: traveled), fulfillment (A) (British: fulfilment), program (A) (British: programme), sulfur (A) (British: sulphur).
  • Watch for redundancies that make the article too wordy instead of being crisp and concise. (You may wish to try Tony1's redundancy exercises.)
    • Vague terms of size often are unnecessary and redundant - “some”, “a variety/number/majority of”, “several”, “a few”, “many”, “any”, and “all”. For example, “All pigs are pink, so we thought of a number of ways to turn them green.”

Avoid misplaced formality: “in order to/for” (-> to/for), “thereupon”, “notwithstanding”, etc.

You may wish to browse through User:AndyZ/Suggestions for further ideas. Thanks, SenatorsTalk | Contribs 00:34, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Yannismarou

An article needing work. Probably a new review will be needed after the suggestions of this one are implemented. These are some initial remarks:

  • The article has no References and inline citations. Please add sources and citations, and read carefully WP:CITE and WP:FOOTNOTES.
  • Do we know the exact place of Fahd's birth?
  • Try to avoid one-sentence paragraphs. They are bad both for the layout and the prose flow.
  • While at the Princes' School Fahd studied under tutors including Sheikh Abdul-Ghani Khayat. Who is this tutor, and why is he so important to be the only of his tutors to be mentioned here? And if he is so important, why don't you un-redlink him and create a stub for him?
  • "Indeed, it is claimed that he once lost more than $6m in one night at the Monte Carlo casino. "[1] Summoned back to Saudi Arabia" Avoid external jumps like this one. Make proper inline citations, and use, where appropriate, Template:cite news and Template:cite web.
  • "Numerous sources reported on Fahd's famously liberal youth ... ". What sources? Cite, otherwise this is weasel words.
  • "King Fahd was generally considered a moderate and tolerant leader of an otherwise traditional and conservative nation, as was evident in his continued acceptance of a large foreign labour force in the kingdom and close ties to the west which became visible in the Persian Gulf War and liberation of Kuwait." Huh? What has this to do with his youth? Irrelevant uncited assessment placed in a wrong section.
  • "Marbella" is also put in the middle of nowhere! Put your material in order, and avoid stubby sections like this one. Merge or expand (after you put in order!).
  • "Early political positions" is also badly written. Stubby itself with insufficient information and stubby sentence.
  • And in the middle of the narration of his political ascent, career and reign, we get this: "Family and progeny". Badly placed section once again! Put it after the narration of his political career under the title "Family and personal life" (or something similar) or place it in the begining of the article in "Early years", which could be renamed as "Early years and family". Or keep it as "Family" but not where it is now. The article desperately needs a better structure. Read also WP:LAYOUT, especially the "Structure" section.
  • "King Fahd's foreign policies included support on for the War on Terrorism which he described would crush the terrorists "with an iron fist". He has been a supporter of the United Nations. He supports foreign aid and has given 5.5% of Saudia Arabia's national income through various funds especially the Saudi Fund for Development and the OPEC Fund for International Development." Choppy prose. I also thing you could find more things about Fahd's foreign policy, and, subsequently, offer to the reader a more comprehensive analysis.
  • "The Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979". Per WP:MoS we should not wikiling sole years; only full dates (January 3, 1979).
  • Again in the "Foreign policy" section there is a huge project with the structure. You treat first the "War on terrorism" and then the events of 1979 and forward.
  • "King Fahd helped finance the Contras in Nicaragua.[citation needed]" [citation needed] should be fixed with the adequate inline citations. In any case, this sentence is another example of choppy and clumsy prose, missing analysis, verification and correct placing.
  • "Reform and industrialization": Where is the content of this sub-section?!
  • "He was buried in the last thobe (traditional Arab robe) he wore." Don't start a new section with "he". "King Fahd ... "
  • "Funeral" does not flow well. It gets listy.
  • I don't know if all these links in "See also" section are necessary. In any case, the tendency in Wikipedia is to try to get rid of these sections, and link these articles, if they are so important, within the main prose.
  • "Late Saudi King Fahd Modernized Kingdom is a dead link". If it is a dead link, why do you have it there?--Yannismarou 13:57, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

BackupHDDVD

Wikipedia:Peer review/BackupHDDVD/archive1

Having recently failed an FA nomination with a combination of nit-picking and serious concerns, this article needs quite a bit of improvement. I'm looking to iron out every seam and any advice to that end is greatly appreciated. Noclip 15:18, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

  • Please see automated peer review suggestions here. Thanks, APR t 22:09, 8 May 2007 (UTC)
    • Most of the problems the automated peer review found were trivial. I'd really appreciate an in depth commentary on the quality of the writing, the flow, and other major problems. Noclip 03:40, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Black Book (film) Symbol support vote.svg

  • The goal is assessment as a Good article
  • The peer review is requested by Ilse@ 18:56, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Lead

  • "It is the Dutch submission for the Academy Award" Shouldn't this be in the past tense?
    • I changed it, but since the nominations will be announced this month, I thought present tense was appropriate. - Ilse@ 06:12, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "Black Book was the most visited Dutch film in 2006." Is "visited" the right word. I know what you're trying to say, but I think there might be a more common word (the most seen? the best attended? or the highest grossing?)
    • I changed the sentence to: "Black Book was the Dutch film with the highest box office gross in 2006." - Ilse@ 06:12, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "At the time of its release, it was the most expensive Dutch film ever made" Has anything surpassed it yet?

Plot

  • Why are you wikilinking the actors twice in the plot? It looks like you wrote one, wrote the other, and then forgot to remove the excess links.
    • I tried to remove these links already, but User:Patrick stated: "keep the links in the plot info to make it self-contained, the part before the spoiler warning is just for people who do not want to see the rest)". I disagreed with him, but didn't see a point in re-reverting it. I have now removed the links again. - Ilse@ 06:26, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
      • The reason the links are unnecessary is that anyone who avoids the spoilers will get the links from the spoiler free section. Anyone who reads the spoilers will already have the links. Plus they're in the cast section.--Supernumerary 20:57, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "to flee the Nazi-occupied part of the Netherlands to the liberated southern part of the country, by boat" Change it "to flee from" to match "from" and "to". The "by boat" is tacked on, and you should trying playing around with the wording to make it fit better.
    • I changed the sentence to "In 1944, the young Jewish woman Rachel Steinn tries to flee by boat, together with her family and other Jews, from the Nazi-occupied part of the Netherlands to the liberated southern part of the country." - Ilse@ 11:23, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "However, they are attacked by the Germans and she is the only survivor; she does not succeed in fleeing outside the occupied territory but is not caught." It needs a comma and to be reworded.
    • I have split and reworded the sentence. - Ilse@ 11:23, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "Rachel joins a resistance group, and under the alias Ellis de Vries manages to get friendly with the German SD officer Ludwig Müntze (Sebastian Koch), and to bug the office." Missing commas and one two many "and"s.
    • I have split the sentence. - Ilse@ 11:23, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "She gets a job in the SD office. She really falls in love with Müntze. He is not as bad for the Dutch as other German officers. For example, he refuses to obey the rule to kill 40 innocent Dutch citizens to revenge the killing by the resistance group of a Dutch traitor. For this Müntze is imprisoned and sentenced to death." This is choppy. Did she get the job after bugging the office because then you could combine that sentence with the other easily (you could still combine it if not). "to revenge" should be "to avenge"
    • I have rewritten these sentences and used "to avenge". - Ilse@ 11:23, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "The resistance group plans to free a number of their imprisoned men. Rachel is only willing to participate if they free Müntze too. Reluctantly they agree. However, the attempt fails and many prisoners and rescuers are killed." Choppy again.
    • I have rewritten the sentences. - Ilse@ 11:23, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "Rachel gets caught and imprisoned by the Nazis." change to "Rache is captured and imprisoned by the Nazis." One should try to avoid the word "get" whenever possible because it sounds informal.
    • I changed the sentence to the proposed "is captured". - Ilse@ 11:23, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "They have discovered the bug and use it make the resistance group listening to the transmitted sound" How about dropping "listening to the transmitted sound"?
    • I removed the "listening to the ...". - Ilse@ 11:23, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "The country is liberated, and Rachel is imprisoned as traitor. It turns out that physician Hans Akkermans, who supposedly was in the resistance movement, was actually involved in the devastatingly ending refugee trips, thus enriching himself. This man tries to kill Rachel with a large dose of insulin. She manages to survive by eating a lot of chocolate as an antidote." Lots of problems here.
    • "It turns out" is a colloquialism and should be avoided.
      • I removed the "It turns out". - Ilse@ 11:23, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
    • "devastatingly ending refugee trips" why not just "devastating refugee trips"? (or did he end them?(in that case it would be "devastatingly ending the refugee trips"))
      • I changed it to "devastatingly ending the refugee trips". - Ilse@ 11:23, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
    • "The country is liberated, and Rachel is imprisoned as traitor." Why not "When the country is liberated, Rachel ..."
      • I changed the sentence. - Ilse@ 11:23, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
    • "thus enriching himself" How exactly did he enrich himself? Paid off by the Germans? Robbed the dead refugees?
      • I am not sure this is in the film, so I would like to leave it open. - Ilse@ 11:23, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
    • "This man tries to kill Rachel with a large dose of insulin. She manages to survive by eating a lot of chocolate as an antidote." This could be made one sentence. "manages to survive" and "a lot" are both informal.
      • I changed both elements. - Ilse@ 11:23, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "Rachel's innocence is revealed" Revealed by her or discovered by someone else?
    • I changed it into "Rachel proves her innocence". - Ilse@ 11:23, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "together with a man from the resistance they smuggle the physician and the money and jewels he has stolen, together in a coffin, to a quiet place, where they seal the coffin and slowly kill him by suffocation." Polysyndeton? It's also very awkward.
    • I have rewritten this sentence completely. - Ilse@ 11:23, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
      • Much better. Now we know what the black book from the title is.--Supernumerary 23:59, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "easily adapts to each situation" Should be in the past tense and maybe use "coped".
    • I have changed the sentence. - Ilse@ 11:23, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
      • I changed it as well. Take a look and see which you prefer.--Supernumerary 23:59, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "Things seem idyllic for Rachel and her family... until bombs start going off in the distance, an air raid siren goes off and soldiers take positions at the front of the kibbutz. It's October 1956, and the Suez Crisis has broken out."
    • Do not use an ellipsis! You are not building suspense for the story but trying to inform a reader.
      • I have rewritten the sentence. - Ilse@ 11:23, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
    • "bombs start going off" They hear bombs in the distance? "start going off" is informal.
      • I have changed this too. - Ilse@ 11:23, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
    • Wikilink or explain "kibbutz".
      • I added a link to kibbutz. - Ilse@ 07:11, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
    • "It's" should be "it is". Again formality is needed.
      • I changed it to "it is". - Ilse@ 07:11, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
    • "has broken out" sounds informal.
      • I changed it to "started". - Ilse@ 07:11, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
    • This paragraph is much better after your changes!--Supernumerary 23:59, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Cast

  • For the cast section only use appositives for those characters not described in the plot.
    • I removed the appositives. - Ilse@ 06:38, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
      • You went one step too far. You definitely need the "Actor as Character". I've added them in.--Supernumerary 20:57, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
    • I think it would be better to keep them, despite WikiProject Films/Style guidelines. - Ilse@ 07:51, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
      • They're just guidelines, so you can break them if you want.--Supernumerary 20:57, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • You should explain who Kees, Joop, Theo, Rob, and Maarten are.--Supernumerary 23:59, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
    • I have added explainations. - Ilse@ 00:15, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Production

  • The writing section of production needs to be in the past tense.
    • I changed some present tense to past tense, but not the generic statements about the film/story that remain true. - Ilse@ 06:42, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "In Black Book the family of Rachel Steinn tries to cross in the Biesbosch, where these attempts actually took place." Maybe say that she tried to cross there in the plot.
    • I changed the sentence. - Ilse@ 09:31, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "to 'cross' to" Why the single quotes?
    • The word crossen is used in Dutch specifically in referring to these attempts. I changed the sentence to make it clearer. - Ilse@ 09:31, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "entrapped by Dutch policemen" Where the entrapped or trapped?
    • Jews that tried to flee with their belongings were entrapped, robbed and killed. I changed the sentence to make it clearer. - Ilse@ 09:31, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "San Fu Maltha, who produced the film together with three other producers, tried to economize on different parts such as the scenes in Israel, that could have been left out without changing the plot, but this was not negotiable for Paul Verhoeven." Long sentence that needs to be rephrased or split.
    • I have spit the sentence. - Ilse@ 09:49, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "It is said that Paul Verhoeven and San Fu Maltha paid for the trip to Israel out of their own salaries." Said by whom?
    • I do not remember the source, so until I do I have <!-- hidden --> the sentence. - Ilse@ 10:29, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "Because of financing problems the filming did not start as planned in 2004,[6] but was delayed until August 2005.[7]" There should not be a comma there. It's your call whether to move the ref though.
    • I removed the comma and moved the reference. - Ilse@ 09:49, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "news got out" informal
    • I changed it to "was announced". - Ilse@ 09:49, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "coproduction" is a red link? Look for an appropriate section in production or elsewhere.
    • I cannot find any appropriate section about coproductions. - Ilse@ 09:49, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Wikilink one of the euro signs.
    • I added a wikilink. - Ilse@ 09:49, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "Production company Fu Works and the creditors settled the case." How did they settle it? (Oh and you have an extra space after the period.)
    • I changed the sentence. - Ilse@ 10:11, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "There was attentention for details in the film. Several requisites were reproduced from originals from the 1940s" "Attention" is misspelled. I think it should be "attention to details". Also "originals" and "from the 1940s" is redundant.
    • I removed redundant "from originals". - Ilse@ 10:11, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "1100 or 1200 extra" not sure about wikistyle, but I would say add commas.
    • I leave it like this. - Ilse@ 10:11, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "Already during the shooting" drop the "already".
    • I removed the word "Already". - Ilse@ 10:11, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Reception

  • "where it was part" change to "as part"
    • I changed it to "as part". - Ilse@ 10:12, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "HRH" What??
    • HRH means His Royal Highness, this is the formal style to refer to the prince, I included it in the link to make it more clear. - Ilse@ 06:50, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "were mayor of The Hague Wim Deetman, minister Hans Hoogervorst, and minister Karla Peijs." Appositives over one word should be set off with commas. I would suggest flipping what is the noun and what is the appositive here.
    • I flipped the noun and appositive for Wim Deetman. - Ilse@ 06:50, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "The Dutch press is divided about the film." Are they still?
    • I changed it into past tense. - Ilse@ 07:33, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "Rutger Hauer" from Soldier of Orange?
    • She compares the two films and makes a remark about the main characters, I think "Rutger Hauer" should not be added in the first sentence. - Ilse@ 07:33, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "Black book" should be italicized in the quote from the Observer, but I won't do it without checking the original.
    • It is bold in the original, so I didn't add italics in the quote. - Ilse@ 07:33, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • You consistently misspell "successful".
    • Thank you for changing these misspellings. - Ilse@ 07:33, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "Golden Film (100,000 visitors)" Again I'm not sure if "visitors" is the right word (observers? spectators? audience?).
    • The Netherlands Film Fund uses 'cinema visits', 'visitors' and 'tickets sold' as equivalents in their (Dutch) press release. Since there are objections to 'visitors' I changed it to 'tickets sold'. - Ilse@ 07:33, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "most visited" viewed?
    • I changed this the same way as in the lead section. - Ilse@ 07:33, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "As of December 31, 2006 the box office gross-to-date" drop the "to-date", and change that sentence to the past tense.
    • I removed "-to-date". - Ilse@ 07:33, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "It won the award in three categories" maybe "it won in three categories"?
    • I changed it to "it won in three categories". - Ilse@ 07:33, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "The film is the Dutch submission" tense?
    • I changed this the same way as in the lead section. - Ilse@ 07:33, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

List of nominations and awards

  • It needs cites for the award section (even if they are repeats).
    • I added references. - Ilse@ 09:02, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Other

  • You should consider adding what happened to their careers after the film, but it should pass GA regardless.--Supernumerary 01:48, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
    • I believe it is still a little early to describe the influence of the film on the carreers of the actors. - Ilse@ 10:22, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
    • I have taken into account all the above remarks to improve the article. I hope it will pass the Good article nomination. - Ilse@ 11:37, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Vatican City

I would like to get this article to FA or GA status. The article had another peer review in January, but it did not get that much feedback. I have made the few changes outlined in that review and am wondering if you could assit me by providing comments on the article. Thanks, Cbrown1023 talk 02:07, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

Simply more references-the article is very undercited for such a topic. -Fsotrain09 21:02, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
Most of my activity on the article has been in adding citations, I was the one who added the {{fact}} tag to the only remaining statement that needs citing. I find it disheartening that you say "More citations!" but don't even state where or if they are needed. Cbrown1023 talk 23:31, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
Alright. Here are specific statements that really should be cited:
  • According to the Lateran Treaty, certain properties of the Holy See that are located in Italian territory, most notably Castel Gandolfo and the Patriarchal Basilicas, enjoy extraterritorial status similar to that of foreign embassies. Probably both a citation to the Treaty and a legal analysis making the comparative judgement are necessary.
  • The Holy See has the oldest active continuous diplomatic representation or service in the world, dating back to at least AD 325 with its legation to the Council of Nicea. Any superlative statement such as this needs citation.
  • A noble class still exists today that continues to form part of the papal court drawn from the ranks of Roman and European nobility. Citations are helpful for supporting statements of partial contemporary continuity like this.
  • Therefore, within this context, the State of the Vatican City is a true, although elected, monarchy in every sense of the word. It's a statement of logical conclusion following supporting statements of fact, but building logical arguments gets into original research. Citation would avoid that.
  • Budget: Revenues (2003) 252 million USD; expenditures (2003) 264 million USD.
  • The Vatican has no official language. Because of conventional wisdom to the contrary stemming from the discussion that suceedes this, the sentence should be cited. Ditto for German is the official language of the Swiss Guard.
  • Vatican City State is a recognized national territory under international law.
  • Despite its minuscule size, as the veritable headquarters of the Catholic Church, the Vatican's influence on world affairs is disproportionately immense by virtue of its moral and spiritual authority. Original research concern here, despite the tautology.
  • ...the state has the highest per capita crime rate of any nation on earth, more than twenty times higher than that of Italy.' Difficult to determine if the citations further down in the paragraph cover this statement as well. -Fsotrain09 05:14, 4 March 2007 (UTC)


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Review by Awadewit

This article looks pretty good. Here are my suggestions:

  • On my browser, the text of the article didn't start until the bottom of the infobox which made me think when I initially got the page that there was no article - there was just this infobox and a huge white space at the top.
  • The lead is a bit dry and should be expanded to at least try and summarize the article. WP:LEAD
  • The name "Vatican" is ancient and predates Christianity, coming from the Latin Mons Vaticanus, Vatican Hill. The territory of Vatican City is part of the Mons Vaticanus, and of the adjacent former Vatican Fields - so, is the name Roman? be as explicit as possible
  • Being separated from the city, on the west bank of the Tiber river, the area was an outcrop of the city that was protected by being included within the walls of Leo IV, and later expanded by the current fortification walls of Paul III/Pius IV/Urban VIII. - the "beings" are awakward - reword
  • The article is vastly undercited. If you want to go for FA, you will need many more citations. They seem to have a rule of thumb over there of at least one citation per paragraph. It is better to overcite than undercite - then you don't get into any tiffs with the reviewers. Besides, it makes wikipedia look better to the outside world and readers are given more sources to go to when they want more information.
  • Even before the arrival of Christianity, it is supposed that this originally uninhabited part of Rome (the ager vaticanus) had long been considered sacred, or at least not available for habitation. The area was also the site of worship to the Phrygian goddess Cybele and her consort Attis during Roman times. - move "during Roman times" to the beginning so that the reader knows when you are talking about
  • define "circus" - modern readers will think "Barnum and Bailey"
  • Shouldn't the territory illustration be next to the "Territory" section?
  • After a nominal resistance by the papal forces. - sentence fragment
  • There is a picture in the "History" section that is not appearing - only code. Same in the "Administration" section.
  • Tell the reader who Marconi is - not everyone knows, sadly.
  • For FA, you will need to prune the external links.
  • What about a section on Vatican City's architecture? Perhaps something on that could be included in the culture section? I would also like to see an expansion of that section.

Nice work. Awadewit 09:54, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

Dannii Minogue

I have again reworked this article and have combined sections together. The last time this article was placed under peer review it received little attention. I hope to renominate it for FA status in the near future. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. -- Underneath-it-All 03:54, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

  • It would be helpful to include the same type of family background information that was in the Kylie Minogue article. At first I was left wondering whether they are even related. — RJH (talk) 20:39, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

User:Yannismarou

  • Maybe you should cite this: "Singles "I Begin to Wonder" and "Don't Wanna Lose This Feeling" were also substantial successes on the U.S. dance charts."
  • "In February 2006, Minogue made headlines". "In September 2006, Minogue's cover". "In November 2006, Minogue" Be consistent: here you wikilink month and year; in other cases you don't. Per WP:MoS, we wikilink only year-date-month.
  • Maybe it would be better to merge "family" with "childhood and beginning". But again this may be my personal preference.

Apart from these minor things, it lloks to me ready for FAC. I do not judge the prose, because I am not a native English speaker, but again I don't see any serious prose deficiencies.--Yannismarou 18:33, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback. I have fixed the date inconsistencies and added a reference for that one sentence. I merged parts of the family section with the childhood and beginning section. -- Underneath-it-All 20:54, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Questionable Content

The kind of comments I want (and/or contributions if possible) are what the article needs to be bumped up in quality. Probably to at least A-class. At this point, the article is very good (in my opinion), but it still could use some work regardless. This is one of the better articles in Project Webcomics, but I still think that maybe it could get to GA status at one point. :) ~ EdBoy[c] 00:24, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

  • Too many external links
  • References aren't formatted properly, see {{cite web}}
    • Done. ~ EdBoy[c] 02:33, 26 December 2006 (UTC)
  • References go after a full stop with no space.
    • Done. ~ EdBoy[c] 02:33, 26 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Article is filled with external links, change them to references or remove.
  • Another paragraph for the lead will be required for GA or A status
  • Whole article is too listy, with characters and the blackboard thing.
  • make it so the website in the infobox doesn't show the http://
    • Megatokyo has that. It's not much of a problem. ~ EdBoy[c] 02:33, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

A lot of work to be done, goodluck M3tal H3ad 10:22, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

The one thing you absolutely need is a well-referenced reception section a la Megatokyo or other FAs. That means doing research, finding out what others have said about QC, and generally turning your attention away from simply describing the comic towards giving it its due worth. Nifboy 07:37, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

I don't know what I could do about that, but maybe others could help. ~ EdBoy[c] 02:33, 26 December 2006 (UTC)
  • "Comedy webcomic" is redundant, or at least it sounds redundant.
  • Delete the Comments on the blackboard list, keep the prose. The list is trivia, not encyclopedic.
  • Delete the Jeph Jacques' Guest Comics list or move it to the Jeph Jacques article.
  • Try to make the intro a little longer.

Kaldari 06:21, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Done with those, but I'm not sure what to put into the intro so I just added a few small things. ~ EdBoy[c] 01:33, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Chelsea F.C.

Considering making this a FAC. Just want to see if this article needs anything more.Buc 01:33, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

The article is very good, close to FA standard.

  • There are a few things requiring citations:
    • over-ambitious redevelopment of the stadium...threatened the financial stability of the club

**Bates finally reunited the stadium freehold with the club by doing a deal with the banks of the property developers, who had been bankrupted by a market crash **Stamford Bridge was designed for the Mears family by the noted football architect Archibald Leitch **if someone tries to move the football club to a new stadium they could not use the name.

  • The phrase The new Chelsea side, epitomised by cult hero Peter Osgood - talented, stylish and occasionally self-destructive - oozed charisma and class oozes hyperbole, epitomised by the use of peacock terms.

*Remove the list of minor club officials

  • This may be more something for the talk page, but I think the Supporters section overplays the strength of rivalries with other clubs. For example, I wouldn't regard Chelsea as having a fierce rivalry with Arsenal or Spurs, as their principle rivalry is with each other rather than Chelsea. That various clubs are mentioned is more indicative of a lack of a strong rivalry with any one club. The final paragraph confuses high profile individual matches with enduring rivalries. One thing which isn't mentioned that could be is accusations of "buying the title" and ill-will arising from that. e.g [10].

Other than that the article is pretty much there, I look forward to giving my support on FAC soon. Oldelpaso 12:25, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Not bad, a few minor issues:

  • The usual confusion of singular/plural - use one or the other and stick to it.
  • The colourised 1950s picture is probably not compatible with Wikipedia's copyrights policy.

*"...narrowly missed out on winning the title in 1964-65" - third place, five points behind (under 2 points for a win) is not narrow, in my opinion.

  • "Bates proved to be a real fighter as chairman" - unencyclopaedic tone, needs a citation.
  • "earning a reputation for playing "Sexy Football"" - weasel-worded, uncited.

*"...something deemed as necessary for Chelsea to compete with their rivals. - more weasel words.

  • "...which is widely seen by fans as one of the worst ever." - needs citation. Also remove the following sentence about the Chelsea site, although feel free to include it as a reference or further reading at the foot of the page.

*I agree with Oldelpaso that the rivalry with other London clubs is a bit overplayed, and could be replaced with a single sentence, and I don't think Chelsea have much of a rivalry with Liverpool or Man U - the phrase could be added to the list is a weasel-worded way of saying so and suggests it cannot be backed up. *Notable former players needs some objective and agreed criteria for inclusion; it is maybe worth just getting rid of and having the player of the year awards only. *No need for such a long list of club personnel.

  • Managers' statistical records would be a nice addition.

*FA Youth Cup is a minor competition not contested by the first team and should be removed from Honours. *Cup Winners Cup succession boxes should be removed (sets a dangerous precedent) *"International Record" is a bit crufty, Chelsea F.C. seasons is a better place for such information. Qwghlm 17:46, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Did what is now striked. Also added citation notes where requested. BTW are you aware "Sexy Football" is refrence to something the then manager Ruud Gullit once said.Buc 18:20, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Indeed - although Gullit said it as a TV pundit during Euro 96,[11] and not in reference to his own team. Chelsea played some good football under Gullit but they also did so under Vialli and Hoddle; the "sexy football" is more popular mythology than a proper critical description. Qwghlm 18:44, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
"Sexy football" is only an informal term, more or less unverifiable, and imo can be removed altogether.
Re the 1955 picture. I've tagged it as PUI, but the uploader says that it is not copyrighted. The issue should be resolved in the next few days. I've added a few more citations and will try to add the rest. SteveO 19:26, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

There's not much point in having a seperate page for managers and listing ALL the managers in the main article as well. I'd cut some of them like Sheffield Wednesday F.C.#Managers and players HornetMike 19:45, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

  • I think that aliases/nicknames should be bold, but I'm not 100% sure. WP:MOS might have further info. Another point of contention is in your referencing. The first two references are for a Brian Glanville, and two different articles. After that, references simply say "Glanvill (2006) pp. XXX". A)His name is consistently misspelt and B) it's unclear which article is being referred to. I don't know what to advise to rectify this, but it's a big hurdle. Seegoon 17:23, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
The 'Glanvill' citations are for Rick Glanvill's Chelsea FC: The Official Biography - The Definitive Story of the First 100 Years (ISBN 0-7553-1466-2), which is in the references. It's an unfortunate coincidence that works by Brian Glanville are also cited, but surely it's not necessary to write the full details of the book in each footnote. Perhaps write it once and then put op cit?
I've also removed the 'sexy football' and 'widely seen as the worst ever' comments. SteveO 22:12, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
Oh, my bad. You'd not think it such a popular name for football journalists specialising in Chelsea. Maybe it's a family tradition and one of them is dyslexic. Seegoon 17:09, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
It might be worth adding initials (R. Glanvill and B. Glanville) to their surnames in the references, just to make it clearer. Incidentally it's unlikely they're related as Brian Glanville's real surname is Goldberg, from what I recall. Qwghlm 12:33, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
I've followed Qwghlm's suggestion and Glanvill's initial to the references. SteveO 15:11, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Once the issue with the 1955 team photo is resloved I'm going to make this a FAC.Buc 21:51, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

The Well of Loneliness

I've expanded this article about a famous banned lesbian novel from a near-stub. It's now heavily referenced to scholarly sources and covers responses to the book from 1928 to the present, as well as its themes and content. What can I do to help it pass FAC? —Celithemis 04:14, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

An interesting article that is nicely written and well referenced, in my opinion. A link to the Sexual inversion dab would be helpful. Unless I am mistaken, there appear to be a few issues with the use of punctuation in combination with quotations. (See WP:MoS#Punctuation.) What are the three-digit numbers in parentheses? Are those page number in an edition of the book? It is unclear. Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by RJHall (talkcontribs)
Thanks for your comments. I've added the wikilink you suggested, and I think I've found all of the "illogical" punctuation.
The parenthetical citations are indeed to The Well of Loneliness, as explained in the first footnote. This seems to be a fairly common system when writing about literature -- several of the sources I cite use it. I like it because it reduces footnote clutter and makes it obvious whether a primary or a secondary source is being cited for a particular claim about the book. What I've done is to change the first reference to The Well so that the first time you see a page number in parentheses, there is a footnote right there that explains it. Does that work? —Celithemis 12:11, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
That should probably work, although I'd be tempted to put a "p." in front of the page numbers so that it is clear. Might I also suggest nominating this as a good article candidate (albeit LONG)? To me it looks ready. (But if not you'll likely get more feedback.) Thanks. — RJH (talk) 15:23, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
I gave the (p. 373) format a try but on preview found it too obtrusive. I think I will probably just give up the parenthetical page numbers as a failed experiment, but I want to think about it a bit more first.
Also, I've submitted it as a good article candicate, as you suggested. Thanks again! —Celithemis 14:24, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

Mutual Broadcasting System

A very fine, potential choice for what may be Wikipedia's first FA or GA on a radio station. With so many refs in the page, everything's almost looking good. How close has it come to such otustanding levels? --Slgrandson (page - messages - contribs) 23:27, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

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      • Done. Infobox Network modifed and applied.—DCGeist 01:53, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
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    • All years with full dates are linked in main text. Only such dates not Wikilinked are in Notes. My opinion is that the superabundance of blue links that creates is counterproductive, making the Notes difficult to read. Other thoughts?DCGeist 23:16, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
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Henry Pittock

Would like third-party assessment, and advice to bring up to GA level. -- "J-M" (Jgilhousen) 08:55, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

This article is of very high quality; congradulations are in order! I would say that you have a 50:50 chance of this article passing a WP:GA review - it would solely depend on the leniency of the editors who review it. I would like to, however, make a few constructive comments about the article; these may seem picky - and also, I can fix them myself - but I would like to offer you the opportunity to do so as the main contributor. Firstly, the final sentence of the introductory paragraph reads rather clumsily and perhaps you ought to re-write that. Secondly; the opening sentence of the final paragraph of the section Oregonian publisher and editor: clarify what "it" (first word) is. Lastly, try to either find sources for or re-use existing sources for the opening paragraph. I often find that sources are second most effective in the opening paragraph - after, obviously, controversial statements - as they seem to make a bold statement saying "this article is well-researched and worth your time to read". That's it! Well done, and I would advise after both these advised changes and a little expansion (remember your sources - see WP:CITE) and your sailing that Good Article review! If you have any questions, in particular about my review, please don't hesitate to ask me at my talk page. Regards, Anthonycfc [TC] 03:42, 8 January 2007 (UTC)


"J-M" (Jgilhousen)

  • July 11, 1857, should be wikilinked to July 11, 1857 as with other years with dates.
  • Remove the space in front of reference 2 and 11
  • I think you will need an infobox which can be found at wikiproject biography, also any kind of picture, painting, drawing of him would be be nice. M3tal H3ad 08:51, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

MLilburne

I think this article is most of the way there. Just a few things...

  • There are a couple of sentences that have an unencyclopedic, rather POV tone. "His life was a rags-to-riches story befitting a hero in a Horatio Alger story" and "In a career that spanned over sixty years, Pittock forever left his mark on his community, its media and culture, its politics and even its architecture."
  • Any general conclusion about the subject's life ought to go in the lead, not at the end of the article.
  • The article is a bit undercited for a GA. At least one footnote per paragraph is a good general rule, and there are factual statements that really need citation. (For example, "He is reported to have made most of the journey barefoot." Who reported it?)

Hope these comments are useful to you. MLilburne 16:21, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

They are indeed. Since they involve recrafting some major portions of text, rather than just quick error correction, they will take me some time to implement. The barefoot reference is ubiquitous in the work of his biographers, including those I included as "general references." There are bits from those two sources in virtually every paragraph, and marking them all seemed to have a significant impact on readability. I'll revisit that issue in view of your remarks. The "conclusion" sentence and Horatio Algier remark attempts (obviously unsuccessful) at adding color, which my writing has been criticized for lacking... I tend to favor a much more dry style that some people seem to find dull. I'll rework them. All in all, thank you. I'll make a note here when I've completed a redraft. -- "J-M" (Jgilhousen) 04:08, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Yannismarou

I think the article is too close to GA status. This is my review:

  • Prose problems. Let's take the first sentence of the lead: "Henry Lewis Pittock (March 1, 1836 - January 28, 1919) was an Oregon (USA) pioneer, newspaper editor and publisher, and wood and paper magnate, active in Republican politics and Portland, Oregon civic affairs, and an avid outdoorsman and adventurer." How many "ands" do we have in this not so long sentence: 6!
  • "He is frequently referred to as the founder of The Oregonian, although it was published as a struggling weekly before he reestablished it as the state's preeminent daily newspaper." And how many "as" do we have here? The rest of the article is much much better, but don't forget that the first thing a reviewer reads is the lead (some of them aren't even interested in reading the rest of the article!). I would strongly suggest a detailed copy-editing by you (if you feel capable enough of doing it) or by an external native English speaker.
  • The lead could be a bit more expanded per WP:LEAD.
  • "Pittock assumed the duties of manager and editor the newspaper". Don't we need an "of" before the newspaper or am I wrong?
  • We linke full dates: 4 February, 1861.
  • In "Later life and legacy" I read things about his later life, but almost nothing about his legacy. Note that legacy is something more than the legal term of heritage (who took the shares ans why). Did his work survive him? Did he influence the next generations? Is his mark still present? If he had a significant legacy, expand. If not, I think a title without reference to legacy, would be better.
  • Note 7: "Pittock, Henry Lewis." American National Biography. (2004) Oxford University Press. Reprinted in Biographies Plus Illustrated, H. W. Wilson. Is this a book? If yes, where is the ISBN? Always put ISBNs in books (especially the recent ones, where the ISBN exists).--Yannismarou 11:02, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Life of Joseph Smith, Jr. from 1827 to 1830

I'd like a few people, if possible, to check some of the citations in this heavily-cited article and make sure everything is accurate and NPOV. COGDEN 21:05, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

"In late May 1829, Samuel Smith returned home to Palmyra, and his report to the family and community prompted Lucy Harris, wife of Martin Harris, to file a lawsuit against Joseph Smith, in absentia, before a judge in Lyons, New York. (Smith 1853, p. 132)." There seems to be some context missing here. What was the lawsuit about? Kaldari 08:05, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
Good question. I'm pretty sure that Lucy Harris was charging Smith with defrauding her husband, but I'll try to find a source. COGDEN 01:53, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
I've addressed this by adding context. COGDEN 19:59, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Electronic voice phenomenon

A good page that's now stalled for various reasons. Hoping to submit for a GA/FA soon, but need suggestions for how to bring it up to standard. --InShaneee 20:39, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Review by aviper2k7

  • There's some reference formating problems. References should always follow a period without a space. Please go through and take out the spaces in-between the reference and the periods.
  • The first paragraph has a citation that needs membership to view. I think it probably could be replaced by a free reference. WP:EL discourages this.
  • Polyglot links to a disambig page, I clicked it because I didn't know what a polyglot was.
  • "but who are still able to communicate with the living.[16]" I'm assuming 16 was a reference, so please add a reference and take the 16 out.
  • Citation 3 is blank in the current version I'm reading. There's a broken reference at the end of the second paragraph.
  • The lead overall is very interesting, I like it. Good length also.
  • The paragraph beginning with "In 1901, while" doesn't give a clear description of how EVP is being used. How did he record this? If he was just trying to contact the dead, I don't think it belongs in this article. What means of recording did he attempt this on?
  • The beginning of the third paragraph really needs a citation. If it is important enough, you should be able to find a citation.
  • I can't see Raymond Bayless ever having his own article. I don't think he should be linked to. The Decca link is piped to a different place, but it's red, so I'm not sure it should be linked to at all.
  • There's a reference problem in the second to last paragraph. It references a book, but it should be a citation.
  • The last paragraph in the history section should have the citation after the period at the end per WP:CITE.
  • Paranormal explanations, this section needs references bad. Shouldn't be too hard to find them.
  • The third paragraph of that section doesn't make much sense to me. It could use some re-wording or clarification for someone unfamiliar with the subject. Needs a reference also.
  • The reference for the skeptics section should probably go after the quotes.
  • The reference at the end of the studies section should be in a citation.
  • The Further reading books need book numbers. They shouldn't be too hard to find.
  • External links need cleaning badly. There's some poor links that do not help. This is a link probably added by the owner to promote their website. It's spam.

I thought the article was pretty good, but it's not clear enough for people unfamiliar with the subject. It's pretty well referenced, but still needs some more in places. I don't think the article really needs the unsourced template anymore.++aviper2k7++ 00:58, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Review by Perfectblue97

This page talks far too much about dabblings into EVP, but contains very little about what EVP actually is. At present, what we have is a potted history of people trying to prove or disprove something, but very little about said something.

What are the characteristics of an EVP and how would I know if I got one? How do you go about getting one? Do they co-relate with haunting sites? What equipment do they appear on?

I'm also extremely concerned that there is a lot of factional POV pushing going on, with one faction seemingly intent on placing skeptical comments everywhere, and continually calling things into question using science standards rather than pseudo science standards (as would be correct in this instance), and another faction adding in content from special interest website that make statements without offering any data to back them up (when claiming a result, I'd like to see the analysis).

With all due respect to the editors who have put a lot of time into this (often at crossed purposes), I think that page needs to be sliced down to:

  • An explanation of the concept of EVP as a pseudo science (forgetting anything about it being unscientific, that comes later)
  • A brief history of EVP, including any significant experiments or events
  • A short section on paranormal explanations
  • A short section on non paranormal situations (here comes the bit about it being unscientific).

I also strongly suggest that no image caption ever include text along the lines of "This has not been pier reviewed", or "This has not been proven". Putting such text in such a promenant place is POV pushing in the extreme as it seeks to create a vivid impression in the mind of the reader.

perfectblue 13:26, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Comment by LuckyLouie

I agree with Perfectblue's suggestions. There should be no need for text (such as the image caption) that denigrates the subject.

I might add that Wikipedia's policy regarding pseudoscience actually dictates that the article has a POV, which, according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Neutral_point_of_view/FAQ#Pseudoscience is...

"The task before us is not to describe disputes as though, for example, pseudoscience were on a par with science; rather, the task is to represent the majority (scientific) view as the majority view and the minority (sometimes pseudoscientific) view as the minority view"

In the case of EVP, the majority (mainstream science) does not support the beliefs of the minority (EVP researchers), and I believe this can be stated by the article briefly, simply, fairly, and without rancor.

I have watched this article for a long time, and have observed that when one side decides to "pump up the volume" by adding more data to make its case, the other side responds in kind, and pretty soon the article is a mess of point-counterpoint. I will also go on record as registering my opinion that the "subject matter expert" chosen for this article was more of a hinderance than an asset. I found his advice to be counterproductive to the process of writing an encyclopedia article, e.g. "Study A is bunk and should not be mentioned since Study B is what our organization favors" and "Technique A is considered amateurish and should not be mentioned since we always use Technique B"

--- LuckyLouie 06:08, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Mourning Dove

First time

I am trying to get this article to featured status. Last time, I failed it due to several objections based on the style of writing at the need for copyediting. Please provide comments on the prose (and on everything else). Thanks. Miss Madeline | Talk to Madeline 00:23, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

I felt like I got to know all I wanted to know about this bird, and the article seems well written and very well sourced.

  • I did some slight copy-editing.
    • By coincidence, in my window the minus sign happened to be separated from the 12 by a line break.
    • Cleared up Zenaidura/Zenaidura confusion
  • Some of the images need to be captioned better, with particular attention to gender on some of them.
    • Image:Zenaida macroura1.jpg: Since this image appears along a description of the different appearance of the genders, its gender needs mentioning.
    • Check all the images that show adult birds in nests. Some give a different gender in the image caption and on the image summary page.
  • I'd like there to be more cultural references, but they might not exist. Just a thought.

Otherwise, a good article. --GunnarRene 05:01, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

  • I'd like to actually hear the sound of its flight and of its call, or at least find a place to translate "woo-oo-oo-oo" into something I can distinguish from any other dove species.--GunnarRene 05:08, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
    • The captions should be fixed.
    • Image:Zenaida macroura1.jpg is intended to illustrate the features of the "average" adult Mourning Dove; ie, is appearance without regard to gender.
    • I'll try and find a recording of its call that I can link to. Miss Madeline | Talk to Madeline 00:23, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Kurt Welter

Kurt Welter seems to be a controversial character. Some references claim that he is the highest scoring Jet Ace of World War II and other references indicate that his claims are exaggerated above and beyond what seems "normal". First, I want this article reviewed since I am relatively new to Wikipedia and want to uphold its quality standards. Secondly I want to avoid a situation where continuous reverting of the content takes place Erwin Rommel is a good example here. I also would like to know where to get a Wikipedia compliant picture from.MisterBee1966 12:35, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Kirill Lokshin

This article still has a lot of work ahead of it. The main problems:

  • It's pretty devoid of any details about Welter aside from his role as a fighter pilot; presumably the man was born somewhere, grew up, etc.
  • Extensive citation is very necessary here.
  • The tone seems hagiographic, in parts.
  • The list of awards can be moved directly into the infobox.

As far as images go, I'm not sure. Are there any official photographs of him produced by the Luftwaffe? Kirill Lokshin 20:02, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Yannismarou

  • I see two particularly stubby sections, and in the middle a quite long one. This is not nice structure. Take a look at WP:LAYOUT. Obviously more family and personal infos are needed as Kirill pointed out.
  • The prose in "World War 2" is not good. Too many stubby sentences that make the section listy and with bad flow.
  • "Here Welter". I don't like "here", since you start a new paragraph. "Here" is where? And you use it again later. IMO it is not a nice form of expression, but this may well be a personal preference.
  • weasel words and expressions like "It is thought that during his service with 1./NJG 10 and 10./JG 300, Welter recorded 12 victories in only 18 missions." should be properly rewritten and cited.
  • "For a list of Luftwaffe jet aces see List of German World War II Jet aces". Try to find ways to link other wiki-articles within the prose of the main articles; not in notes.
  • This is an example of choppy, repetitive prose:"Welter claimed 25 Mosquitos and two four-engine bombers shot down by night and two further Mosquitos by day while flying the Me 262. Welter tested a prototype Me 262 fitted with SN-2 Lichtenstein radar, however the majority of Welter’s 20+ jet victories were achieved in standard radarless Me 262 aircraft. Welter was awarded the 769."--Yannismarou 09:54, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Tenacious D

This article has been peer reviewed previously, and I feel I addressed the issues raised.

The article was recently rated good, and I would appreciate further suggestions in order for it to meet FA specifications.

Tenacious D Fans (talk) 19:12, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Wikipedia:Peer review/A Series of Unfortunate Events/archive1 - Archived Discussion

This page has been peer-reviewed before, but recieved very little attention. This is only at B class and one of WP:ASUE's goals is to get this page to featured status. <3Clamster 23:30, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

Start off with a History section perhaps: has Handler ever stated his inspiration to write a miserable tale for children? Wiki-newbie 21:47, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

  • Please see automated peer review suggestions here. Thanks, APR t 23:04, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

Awadewit

  • "Snicket will display a greater aversion for macabre elements than the average reader. Whenever the story is reaching a depressing point, he will beg the reader to stop reading and imagine a happy ending." - But doesn't this device point out the absurdity of happy endings? I'm not sure that it means Snicket/the narrator shows "a greater aversion for macabre elements" - he seems to revel in them.
  • could you suggest other generic examples of "steampunk" for the reader?
  • I would suggest changing the "writing style and motifs" section from a bulleted list to paragraph form.
  • Could you find some literary criticism for your "writing style and motifs" section? That would give you sources and lessen the problem of opinion. In general, the article seems undersourced. I would quote from the books, for example, in the "General Storyline" section to support the description.
I agree with your description of "undersourced". The page needs sourcing, but I've found it dificult to find critical reviews as this is generally considered a childen's series. Currently, I don't have enough time to search for sources, but I hope other contributors will take the iniative. <3Clamster 00:38, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
Even putting "Lemony Snicket" into google scholar will get you a few basics. Awadewit 01:48, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
Still, it's quite difficult to find detailed analysis and, frankly, I believe it is extremely to promote literature-related articles to FA status, as the themes' meanings are usually decided by the individual readers, meaning it's difficult to achieve NPOV.--Orthologist 20:51, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Harry Potter

I was shocked to find the other day that no Harry Potter article is as of yet a FA. This it the core article which is already a GA. What needs to be done to get is up to FA standard?Buc 10:09, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

I'm not going through a full peer review here, but the article is 73 kb long, well over the recommended limit. The article should be split up and reduced. Please see WP:SIZE. I don't think at this size, the article can achieve FA status.++aviper2k7++ 01:11, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

I'd recommend cutting it down to the 60-65 KB, but length isn't that big an issue. Wiki-newbie 19:28, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

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Eskaya

So much recent work has been done on the article. Any feedback is needed on what needs to be cleaned up? What's broken, incorrect, needs fixing? --Pinay (talkemail) 04:33, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

First of all I give the article 9.2 out of 10.

  • More pictures are needed
  • Good amount of general information is visible but, it lacks valuable “hidden” information, this means start focusing on the little information instead of all the outlined info.
  • Grammar check, make the article sound more like an encyclopedia

I have no knowledge what so ever about Eskaya, but by simple look and read exercises I found that more information is needed, pictures will need to be added. Once this has been done nominated it for good article status. Also can you review or grammar check my article Ford BA Falcon and if it is good enough nominate it for Good Article status.SenatorsTalk | Contribs 00:20, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Rocky Balboa (film)

The article is coming along; I'm just wondering what kind of things need to be fixed/tidied up/overhauled to get this up to a featured article-class entry. Theirishpianist 16:20, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Expand lead.
  • Shorten plot.
  • Expand Filming to the entire Production.

Wiki-newbie 19:47, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Good job on the expansion, but the Budget and Timeline as well as Distribution is uncited. Keep going, and mine the external links. Wiki-newbie 19:00, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Texas hold 'em

Old Peer Review

Hello, this is the second request for peer review. The article has had several changes since the previous one. I think that its getting close to FA standard, but I would like to solicit some other opinions. Thank you very much for your time! --best, kevin [kzollman][talk] 20:39, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

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      • "Note that the blinds are considered "live" in the pre-flop betting round." is the only occurrence of "are considered". This is not a case of weasel words. --best, kevin [kzollman][talk] 04:25, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
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      • I'll try to keep this in mind. This is case where a specific reference would be of great help. --best, kevin [kzollman][talk] 04:25, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
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    • Found one instance of "didn't". Fixed. --best, kevin [kzollman][talk] 04:25, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
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    • Found two spaces between punctuation and footnote. Removed them.--best, kevin [kzollman][talk] 04:25, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
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Thank you for the comments. As a suggestion for the program, it would really help if you could point out where the offending bits are. It's very hard, for instance, to go through each and every footnote looking to see which one is before the punctuation. I suspect this wouldn't be a hard modification, although what do I know ;) I'll look through the article and find them. --best, kevin [kzollman][talk] 04:10, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Bodil Joensen

This biography is cited, and pictured, and has been stable long term.

Comments requested on how it's shaping up towards Featured Article status, or any other improvements people would look for. FT2 (Talk | email) 01:35, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

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Ford BA Falcon

Please write what you think about this article if there is anything that i have missed please tell me. Senators 01:18, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

There is a lot wrong with this article - too much to spell out in detail.
  • This image Image:55142 3mg.jpg is an unnecessary 'fair use' image. You already have photos of the car - it only ceased production last year so there is ample prospect for obtaining new photos. Fair use does not apply under these circumstances - so this photo has to go.
  • There is a confusing switch of tenses in the introduction: "the car is manufactured by..." - yet the car ceased production over a year ago. This confusion of tenses pervades the article. There are still switches of tense throughout the remainder of the article.
  • The quality of spelling, punctuation and grammar needs a lot of work. Elementary mistakes like 'where' instead of 'were'...or: In the BA range there is six models (are six models!). There are far too many problems to list here - the entire article needs a thorough copy-edit.
  • There are many unlinked terms, eg: The ANCAP gave the car 4 out of 5 stars - what the heck is 'ANCAP'?!? Even fairly obvious terms such as 'LCD' need to be either linked or expanded (eg 'liquid crystal display (LCD)').
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  • Factual/technical problems: therfore the car may use an extra 1.5 liters of fuel in the real environment - 1.5 liters over the life of the car? 1.5 liters per day? 1.5 liters per kilometer? What?
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  • SPELL CHECK THIS ARTICLE! There is no excuse for desinged, whanted, etc.
  • Some things are clearly nonsense: the driver moves the gear stick to the left and the vehicle will change gears according to the driver's liking and acceleration. The car is not telepathic - it doesn't know the 'driver's liking'. Tell us what it actually does.
  • You tell us that they were to hard to get in to because a user's head would always hit the top - always'?!? Even little old ladies? People afflicted with dwarfism that are only 3 feet tall? No - of course not - this is a ridiculous statement. The article is full of junk like that. This is an encyclopedia - you have to be really, really careful about exaggerating. Keep to the actual facts.
  • The level of detail in the article fluctuates wildly. You tell us microscopic details such as how the colour of the knobs on the radio changed from one version of the car to another - yet you never tell us fundamental things like what size wheels the thing has. I'm not saying that we need all of that other stuff - but if you are writing a high-ish level article then please leave out the silly little details and if you are attempting an unbelievably detailed description then we need a lot more detail about the rest of the car!
As I said, this article needs a heck of a lot of work.
SteveBaker 03:58, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
The article has improved immensely over the last few days. I've struck out the things from my list of comments (above) that have now been fixed - but the language use is still very sloppy - there are lots of grammatical and punctuation problems remaining. I wouldn't want to accept this as a WP:GA. SteveBaker 02:22, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

From SG

I was requested to review this article for GA status: I don't participate in GA, but can review it anyway. I fixed some things.

  • Heading, Performance and Handling, see WP:MOS, WP:MSH, should be Performance and handling.
  • Wikipedia is not a reliable source ( Ford Falcon. en.wikipedia.org. Retrieved on December 11, 2006. )
  • Awards section needs references.
  • News articles need publication dates on footnotes.

Didn't have time to read the article. Sandy (Talk) 02:29, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Ford BA Falcon

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Motorcycle

With nearly 2,000 edits since first started this article really seems pretty well formed and ready for some additional input by other editors. As one of the foundation articles of the recently formed, but ever expanding, Motorcycling WikiProject this could do with some critical opinions to improve it to possible GA or FA status. TIA for the input. ww2censor 16:34, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

Is the TOC not a bit imposing? Seegoon 18:02, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

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  • As done in WP:FOOTNOTE, footnotes usually are located right after a punctuation mark (as recommended by the CMS, but not mandatory), such that there is no space in between. For example, the sun is larger than the moon [2]. is usually written as the sun is larger than the moon.[2][?]
  • Please ensure that the article has gone through a thorough copyediting so that it exemplifies some of Wikipedia's best work. See also User:Tony1/How to satisfy Criterion 1a.[?]

You may wish to browse through User:AndyZ/Suggestions for further ideas. Thanks, SenatorsTalk | Contribs 03:51, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Complete Rewrite - initial proposal

Comments by User:Manning Bartlett copied here from the Motorcycle Talk page because it relates to this peer review.

OK, I saw the request for peer review, so here are my thoughts. This article is loaded with excellent content, but fails in its primary task of being the foundation of "all things motorcycle in the 'pedia".

From a knowledge framework, this article is a "parent" article. Motorcycle represents a subject that is multi-facted, and the authors of this article cannot safely presuppose the objectives of its readers. A reader may arrive here seeking to understand a) the socio-economic significance of 3rd world transport b) Hollywood treatment of the topic c) different valve configurations d) etc.

Hence the purpose of this article is to be sufficiently generic across the topic, while giving its readers an easy path to the specific knowledge they seek. As I read this article (Jan 9 07), I find it confusing and lacking a sensible structure. It tries to be comprehensive in some areas, is clearly inadequate in others, and intimidates the reader, rather than exciting them with the prospect of new knowledge discoveries.

I feel a complete rewrite is in order, but this rewrite should be coordinated and follow a pre-determined Heading/Subheading structure (which I think should be discussed thoroughly here before embarking on it). A need for various subarticles will emerge, but before diving off and creating them all, consensus should be obtained.

So here are some basic questions: 1 - Why would a reader surf into this article? Try to identify as many candidate reasons and then generalise them. (Eg - motorcycles in movies, custom chopper building, Paris Dakar racing, internal combustion engines, 3rd world transport, luxury lifestyle symbols, bikie gang violence, military history, vintage marques, etc, etc).

2 - Presume (for the sake of the exercise) that this article consists of nothing more than links to external articles (headings and sub-headings). How should it be laid out?

If the above two steps are completed to exeryone's satisfaction, then the content of the article will become largely self guiding. As I said, all of the text I read was high quality, it is the structure which makes this parent article hard to digest. Regards Manning 01:51, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Caterham CSR

Hi, I've basically written this whole article, so I'm sure it suffers from a very distinct personal writing style. If anyone can pick up on some of those and provide alternatives, that would be great. Also, I'm wondering if I should even have comparisons to other sports cars. On the one hand, it detracts from the topic of the article, but on the other hand, it puts it into better perspective. Thoughts? Since I built one of these cars, I have a bunch more pictures that I can add, so if there's a section that you think needs a picture, please request it. Thanks, Riguy talk/contribs 09:11, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

My principal gripe about the article (not the car -- I've always had a desire to at least drive one of these things since I saw one on The Prisoner while still an impressionable child) is that you add the page titles or document titles whenever you supply a URL in your references. It may be my own very distinct personal style, but seeing a bare URL without any external clue what it is linking to looks a little too amateurish, even for Wikipedia. -- llywrch 22:25, 24 December 2006 (UTC)
OK Thanks. I'm a little confused what you mean. Do you mean all the references how they are simply URL's and that the external links section simply has the page titles? Also, I'm not entirely sure how to change references. I'm still a little new to Wikipedia, so I'm still trying to wrap my head around all the coding stuff. Thanks for your help. Riguy talk/contribs 22:47, 24 December 2006 (UTC)
I made a few edits to your footnotes (specifically #11 & #12) to show you what I was talking about. Having given this article a second look, I'll add another suggestion: you may want to removed the sub-section headers from the "Improvements" section: having headers followed by single paragraphs is not good style. -- llywrch 22:23, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
OK, thanks for your help. I'll update all the footnotes sometime in the future. I suppose I'll just combine all the paragraphs under "Inprovements" into one section without subsections as well. Do you think I should apply for "good article" status yet? Thanks, Riguy talk/contribs 01:39, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

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  • Consider adding more links to the article; per Wikipedia:Manual of Style (links) and Wikipedia:Build the web, create links to relevant articles.[?]
  • Per Wikipedia:Context and Wikipedia:Manual of Style (dates), months and days of the week generally should not be linked. Years, decades, and centuries can be linked if they provide context for the article.[?]
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  • Per Wikipedia:Manual of Style (numbers), please spell out source units of measurements in text; for example, the Moon is 380,000 kilometres (240,000 mi) from Earth.[?] Specifically, an example is 50 lbs.
  • When writing standard abbreviations, the abbreviations should not have a 's' to demark plurality (for example, change kms to km and lbs to lb).
  • Watch for redundancies that make the article too wordy instead of being crisp and concise. (You may wish to try Tony1's redundancy exercises.)
    • While additive terms like “also”, “in addition”, “additionally”, “moreover”, and “furthermore” may sometimes be useful, overusing them when they aren't necessary can instead detract from the brilliancy of the article. This article has 17 additive terms, a bit too much.
  • As done in WP:FOOTNOTE, footnotes usually are located right after a punctuation mark (as recommended by the CMS, but not mandatory), such that there is no space in between. For example, the sun is larger than the moon [2]. is usually written as the sun is larger than the moon.[2][?]
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You may wish to browse through User:AndyZ/Suggestions for further ideas. Thanks, SenatorsTalk | Contribs 05:42, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Battle of Beruna Ford

I just nominated this article for GA status and it was failed for the lead not being written in the fictional present tense. I fixed this, and spoke to the reviewer, who suggested it was still not ready due to being too in-universe. Is this too in-universe, and if so, suggestions on how to fix it? Thanks, Fbv65edel / ☑t / ☛c || 04:35, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

Kanon

Previous peer review

This article has gone through much revision in recent months and achieved Good Article status in January. I am looking to nominate this article for Featured Article status soon, and would like to know how to improve it more.-- 09:45, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Semi-automatic

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You may wish to browse through User:AndyZ/Suggestions for further ideas. Thanks, GunnarRene 22:20, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

GunnarRene
  • Should link to Lycèe Trading Card Game
I'll get on that.-- 00:23, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Again, it's been GA rated and is comprehensive enough to be A (more than the Air article), but has a few problems that might undo the GA rating:

    • Livejournal and forum posts used as sources.
This is merely because that information cited in those source could not be easily found in other places, but the information is still very true. I'll try to do some sorting out and find some other sources to use.-- 00:23, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
    • The lead is inadequate: It should summarize the main points of the article rather than serve as mostly a release history.
The main points...Going off the TOC, we have Plot, Setting, Themes, Gameplay, Characters, Release and Sales, Reception, Adaptations, and Music. The Plot, Setting, Themes, and Characters most likely do not belong in the lead, or am I wrong? Gameplay is lightly touched upon, so that's there. While there is nothing on the Music in the lead, the lead is composed primarily of Release and Sales and Adaptations because there isn't really much else to put about the other sections.-- 00:23, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
They do. Move some of the release details into the release section, and keep less detailed info in the lead. For example, exact release dates belong in the release section, not in the lead unless it's a particularly notable day like September 11 or Christmas Eve. You absolutely need to say something about the setting, plot, themes, characters and reception in the lead, without having to go too far into detail. Those things are the things that set it apart from other works. As for the music, you don't need to say much. Perhaps just state the number of soundtracks along with the other release info. In my view, the lead does not need to be equally balanced regarding each section length, but it has to summarize the article, and it needs to be equally NPOV. --GunnarRene 17:05, 20 March 2007 (UTC)
    • Why do the secondary characters have severly in-universe articles?

Wait, are you talking about the individual character articles themselves, or the short summaries in this article? If it's the former, then I'd say that's not the concern of this article. For the latter, you can't really describe the characters without getting in-universe, or am I wrong?-- 00:23, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

The second. Be aware that on Featured Article review, daughter articles will also be scrutinized. It might be good to proactively reduce the secondaries to a list and reduce the amount of information. See {{plot}} and Wikipedia:Fair use for some reasons why. WP:FICTION is also relevant here. Some in-universe is good, but not so much. --GunnarRene 17:05, 20 March 2007 (UTC)
    • What kind of source is hentai.co.uk? I can't find an "about" section even.
This was one of the original sources on this page. I believe the site serves many functions, but also gives information on hentai games, such as Kanon.-- 00:23, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
We need more information about who publishes it, and who writes on it. Without such information, it can't be relied on.--GunnarRene 17:05, 20 March 2007 (UTC)
    • Anime Densetsu seems like a site that hosts reviews written by anonymous, unpaid, users. WP:RS?
    • Why that geocities reference?
I've removed them.-- 00:23, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
    • Sales into reception, preferably.
I'll get on that.-- 00:24, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Lastly, the prose could use some work before a Featured Article request, but it's understandable as it is - seemed better than the Air article. --GunnarRene 22:02, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

On the points about the sources that the article uses...I suppose I could remove all the sources and information taken from those sources if you are saying they shouldn't be there.-- 00:23, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Maserati MC12

I put this article up for peer review at the end of November (see Wikipedia:Peer review/Maserati MC12/archive1). If you suggested before please don't feel obliged to again, though all comments are very welcome. I know the first reference (Motor Trend Magazine Review) is heavily used, but if you see their article it is very comprehensive, much more so than any other source. I'm looking to get this up to FA so the things I want to know specifically are:

  • Is there anything from the old peer review still pressing?
  • Is the prose good enough?
  • Do the sections need extending?
  • Is there anything missing?
  • In what ways does it not meet WP:WIAFA? (or should I just wait for the FA nomination)

Please be very harsh so it improves greatly. Thanks in advance. James086Talk | Contribs 08:59, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Please see automated peer review suggestions here. Thanks, APR t 21:03, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Dr. Billy Campbell

I'd like to improve upon this article and bring it up to a good or a good article rating. Please make any suggestions necessary. GA Eulogy4Afriend 18:34, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Yannismarou

It needs work. Some suggestions:

  • The article must acquire a proper lead per WP:LEAD, and a proper structure per WP:LAYOUT. As it is now the structure is problematic.
  • The article should also be properly cited per WP:CITE.
  • Try to avoid stubby sections like "Personal history".
  • Trim the "see also" section, and incorporate the links in the main text, if they are really necessary.
  • Alphabetize categories at the end of the article.
  • Why is the article's title "Dr Billy Campbell" and not "Billy Campbell" or "Billy Campbell (doctor)" if there is a disamb. problem?
  • Expand the article with more infos. Right now it is somewhere between stub- and start-class.--Yannismarou 10:21, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Social psychology (psychology)

Hi, some users think this article deserves a FA status, others, even not a GA. I would like to get opinion and/or suggestions from users who usually writes on psychology or not. Each comment is welcomed (structure, content, etc...). Thanks.Frédérick Lacasse 15:20, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Please see automated peer review suggestions here. Thanks, APR t 21:04, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Joe Sehee

I'd like to improve upon this article and bring it up to a good or a good article rating. Please make any suggestions necessary. Eulogy4Afriend 18:51, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Yannismarou

Again, another stub. Expand, restrucure (per WP:LEAD and WP:LAYOUT) the article and cite it properly (per WP:CITE). Check also WP:MoS; it could be useful. I don't think a review is now very useful; the article must first be expanded in order to reach B-Class status. Again, the same comment for the "See also" section: do you really need it (why don't you incorporate the links in the main prose, if they are important)? If yes, why is there a red link? Is it going to be fixed. Alphabetize categories at the end of the article.--Yannismarou 21:08, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Wesley Clark

  • First and foremost, let me say I know the political section needs rewriting and sourcing. I'm working on that now. However, I would appreciate any advice on the lead or sizeable military career section, as it'd be nice to get the ball rolling. Staxringold talkcontribs 23:49, 8 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Please see automated peer review suggestions here. Thanks, APR t 01:13, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
Tweaked intro. Kaisershatner 14:21, 10 January 2007 (UTC)
  • I included the valedictorian bit you added to the lead, but quite a bit of that made strange decisions (like a 2 sentence paragraph just to have another paragraph), hiding a link to awards and decorations in the phrase "distinguished career", and saying his service at NATO was after the US Army when it was a part of his US Army command. Staxringold talkcontribs 22:28, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Arbroath

Just looking for some general comments, thoughts, pointers, people to run through the article and correct any spelling or grammatical errors I've let slip in or not edited out. Any other thoughts would also be appreciated. I've followed Dundee in trying to get this article upto FA status and I'd really like to get the article upto that standard. --Kind Regards - Heligoland | Talk | Contribs 04:09, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

"It is the home of 45 Commando" in the intro should be moved to the third paragraph; also consider "Since 19XX it has been the home of..." Give the long history of this place I doubt its role as a garrison town should be so prominently noted. Kaisershatner 14:05, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Léonce Perret

This article was recently translated from French to English. It went through the process of editing, revising and proofreading by multiple users. If it is possible, could you make some comments regarding the article's content and possible errors in the editing. Would you also comment on the article's potential as a good/featured article as well (and where to develop)? Thank you very much in advance! :) --lovelaughterlife♥talk? 05:56, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Please see automated peer review suggestions here. Thanks, APR t 21:00, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. I've copied the automated comments from here to this page: --lovelaughterlife♥talk? 21:43, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

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