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1988 Pacific hurricane season[edit]

Archived discussion. Current status: {{GA-Class}}

I wrote most of this awhile ago, it passed as a good article, but failed its FAC nomination. I believe the article is of A-class quality. If anything can be fixed, even if it isn't prohibiting it from becoming A-class, please inform me. Hello32020 (talk) 14:35, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

The biggest problem is the writing. The word "soon" is used 17 times, which I don't think is the most appropriate word to use. Here are some other problems. "forced the depression to weaken" (in TD1 section), "although cloud banding remained unfavorable" (in Aletta section), "No reports of damage or casualties were reported" (Bud), "was a dense area of moisture and cloudiness" (Carlotta), "turned into a tropical depression" (Carlotta), "caused this" (Emilia section; avoid self-referencing), "A well-organized ITCZ disturbance" (Fabio section, fix the redirect), "emerged as a tropical depression" (Fabio again, what does this mean?), "The system increased its speed, as it strengthened steadily further and a trough turned it west-northwestward on August 3" (Fabio, very dis-organized). The Daniel section mentions an upper-level low, but doesn't say anything about what it did. In Emilia's section, you say "A tropical wave crossed Central America rapidly into the Pacific on July 24". However, it later says "It then emerged as a tropical depression on July 27". Emerged from Central America? The overall writing is poor, I'm sorry, which is why I don't believe it is A-class worthy. ♬♩ Hurricanehink (talk) 16:04, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Final review[edit]

All right, guys, like I said, in order to keep this page small, we'll be periodically flushing the page by promoting/archiving pages that become inactive. At this point, we'll enter the "FARC" phase of the review, so it's time to just !!vote under the usual rules to see whether we promote the page to A-Class or not. I'll close this review on 2008-12-31, so please comment in support or opposition to this article's promotion to A-Class. Titoxd(?!? - cool stuff) 08:30, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

  1. Oppose. My above issues were not addressed. --♬♩ Hurricanehink (talk) 01:45, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
  2. Oppose - the prose needs work, as pointed out by Hurricanehink. –Juliancolton Happy Holidays 14:44, 24 December 2008 (UTC)