I am nominating this article for A-Class review because it has reached GA status and I would like confirmation that the content is A quality Kernel Saunters (talk) 09:09, 8 April 2011 (UTC)
Support. I'm happy that all my quibbles have been addressed and some of them were general points rather than criticisms based solely on the criteria. I think this is good enough for A-class. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 11:15, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
Comments. Overall it's a decent article and I don't think A-class should be too much of a challenge. Just a few quibbles, though:
The lead needs expansion. It currently reads as more of an introduction than a summary
Two off-duty soldiers killed by the IRA - nothing other than this as far as I can see - that link was added by another user. I'm open as to the usefulness Kernel Saunters (talk) 20:15, 11 April 2011 (UTC)
The IRA Army Council sanctioned offensive operations against British soldiers at the beginning of 1971 - was it just soldiers/army or all British forces.
Most articles seem to abbreviate to IRA, although I'm aware PIRA is widely used. I've seen edit warring to remove instances PIRA from other articles in the past and Provisional IRA is very clear especially when we have OIRA referenced in the article Kernel Saunters (talk) 22:06, 15 April 2011 (UTC)
This led to the first British soldier, Robert Curtis, being shot and killed by the Provisional IRA on 6 February 1971. Two other soldiers were to be killed before this incident. - This is confusing so Curtis was the third soldier killed or were the other two killed after Curtis?
Its associated with the University of Ulster so is an academic source as far as I can see - I've added an extra source for the Falls Curfew sentence for coroboration. Kernel Saunters (talk) 09:38, 20 April 2011 (UTC)
The location the books were published needs adding and a separate bibliography section can be added
I've added locations, not sure about a bibliography section. Is this correct as per WP:MOS? Kernel Saunters (talk) 22:04, 15 April 2011 (UTC)
Comments. As always, feel free to revert my copyediting. Please check the edit summaries. - Dank (push to talk) 20:59, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
Check my edits please; in some, I took a guess and changed the meaning slightly.
"considered safe for soldiers": considered by whom?
I changed this to "safer areas of the city for soldiers"; revert that if it's wrong. If it was just someone's opinion, that opinion needs to be attributed to them in the text. - Dank (push to talk) 13:07, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
"Oldpark/Cavehill branch": WP:SLASH recommends against slashes. Does the official name of that branch have a slash? - Dank (push to talk) 00:11, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
"drumhead": the link explains what a drumhead is, but not what the word means in this context.
I've unlinked - the meaning is 'Drumhead Service' i.e. regimental drums and colours stacked to create an altar for a religious service. There is no appropriate link for this as far as I can see Kernel Saunters (talk) 10:52, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
I went with "A service of remembrance with regimental drums and colours" per WP:Checklist#clarity. Feel free to change it if it's not right, but use words the readers will understand. - Dank (push to talk) 13:07, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
Done for now. After you have a chance to work on these, I'll be able to support it for A-class. FWIW, I don't think this would do well at WP:FAC. - Dank (push to talk) 02:21, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
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