Wikipedia:WikiProject Vancouver/Peer review

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The peer review department reviews high quality articles in preparation to become a featured article. Reviews offer a broader perspective of the article.

Reviewers are encouraged to keep the featured article criteria in mind. The most useful reviews include comments on the article's prose (1a), comprehensiveness (1b), and neutrality (1d). Reviews will be kept until the article is promoted.

How to request a review[edit]

  1. Add pr=yes to {{vancouverproject}}.
  2. Follow the "request has been make link" to open a new request.
  3. Add ===[[Name of article]]=== to the top of the page. Note the kinds of comments you would like.
  4. Place {{Wikipedia:WikiProject Vancouver/Peer review/ARTICLE NAME}} to the TOP of the nomination list.


Requested reviews[edit]

SkyTrain (Vancouver)[edit]

Almost ready for FA status. What else can I do to get it up to snuff? -- Selmo (talk) 02:55, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Consider expanding the "Fares" section into an "Economics" section. How much did it cost to build (in 1985/86), who paid, how much to run it? According to their 2005 audit it cost $73 million to run in 2005 (p21). Page 7 here shows they made $59 million in fares but spent $67 million in 2003.
  • Any books been written on this yet?
  • The environmental assessments usually have lots of great info on the new projects. Canada Line, Evergreen Line, SkyTrain Extension Review
  • Why is there four stops at the airport? (I've just always found that odd)
  • Consider losing the {{future public transportation}} template, leave it to the sub-articles. --maclean 05:59, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
To answer the above, the island the airport is on is also a residential area. There are separate stops for the terminal and other facilities for airlines on site.Canadianshoper 19:40, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
Thanks. -- Selmo (talk) 20:24, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

North Vancouver, British Columbia (district municipality)[edit]

Just wanted to work on this article for something like a GA. Comments. I am not good on cities!Canadianshoper 00:56, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

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

  • Please expand the lead to conform with guidelines at Wikipedia:Lead. The article should have an appropriate number of paragraphs as is shown on WP:LEAD, and should adequately summarize the article.[?]
  • Per Wikipedia:What is a featured article?, Images should have concise captions.[?]
  • There may be an applicable infobox for this article. For example, see Template:Infobox Biography, Template:Infobox School, or Template:Infobox City.[?] (Note that there might not be an applicable infobox; remember that these suggestions are not generated manually)
  • Per Wikipedia:Manual of Style (numbers), there should be a non-breaking space -   between a number and the unit of measurement. For example, instead of 47 km, use 47 km, which when you are editing the page, should look like: 47 km.[?]
  • 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.”
    • Temporal terms like “over the years”, “currently”, “now”, and “from time to time” often are too vague to be useful, but occasionally may be helpful. “I am now using a semi-bot to generate your peer review.”
  • 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>.[?]
  • The article will need references. See WP:CITE and WP:V for more information.[?]
  • 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, -- Selmo (talk) 01:26, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for everything! Now let me get to work! Canadianshoper 01:17, 14 February 2007 (UTC)