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Question[edit]

Hello all. Two question regarding FAC:

(1) Is it necessary to cover the summary of all the sections of article in the lead ?
(2) Is it necessary that the lead should be written in a chronological order with respect to article ?

Thanks. --Gazal world (talk) 17:45, 12 July 2020 (UTC)

Short answer: no and no. I am sure that longer and/or different responses are also available. Gog the Mild (talk) 18:28, 12 July 2020 (UTC)
Longer answer: a) Only if all of the sections need to be mentioned to fulfill the guidelines at WP:LEAD. For example, in medical articles, they sometimes are, sometimes are not. b) No. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 18:48, 12 July 2020 (UTC)
The second part is quite easy - because there are many ways for a lede to be written. It could be chronological, but also in terms of the most notable things, or thematically. Ledes should generally cover all of the most important details, but not everything will be suitable. Things like "personal life" sections are quite often omitted for example. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 19:44, 12 July 2020 (UTC)
It looks fine to me. And it has already passed its image review. Gog the Mild (talk) 16:51, 13 July 2020 (UTC)

Copyright infringement[edit]

Has anyone here had success in getting a copyright infringement taken down? Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) has already been published in a predatory journal. I am preparing documents at User:SandyGeorgia/AlainFymat, in case anyone has any advice, which can be added there on talk. Is it worth it? SandyGeorgia (Talk) 10:55, 25 July 2020 (UTC)

That's probably a matter of philosophy. I don't go out of my way to find folks who copied my articles, but I'd try to write a detailed comparison of the article's history with that of the plagiarism to make it clear that the plagiarism came later. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 12:15, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
Good idea. The one paragraph sample at User:SandyGeorgia/AlainFymat#Samples_from_DLB_text took me two hours to diff and build; do you all think that would be clear to non-Wikipedians, eg, if a DCMA is needed? SandyGeorgia (Talk) 18:38, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
I received advice from various people here, but never got around to doing what they suggested. Fowler&fowler«Talk» 13:30, 28 July 2020 (UTC)
In this case, one author is using at least four Wikipedia medical FAs. Since I wrote almost 90% of dementia with Lewy bodies, it could be a productive one to pursue. Or should I just drop it, since I am unlikely to make a difference? SandyGeorgia (Talk) 13:59, 28 July 2020 (UTC)
@SandyGeorgia: My strong advice is: talk to a qualified (IP) lawyer first, decide on a plan after. A first consultation costs you whatever their hourly rate is, but it can save you from a lot of grief later on. And you never ever want to make a legal threat ("…or I'll sue!") unless you've consulted with a lawyer first. If whatever motivates you isn't enough to justify that, then I would advice gritting your teeth and dropping it rather than proceed without. PS. keep in mind that WP:BEANS applies here. --Xover (talk) 14:10, 28 July 2020 (UTC)
@Xover: Yep ... I am on that page. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 14:16, 28 July 2020 (UTC)
One portion of well-baked beans coming right up! :) --Xover (talk) 14:29, 28 July 2020 (UTC)
SandyG: I'd implement what DocJames says here and then post on his user talk page. I lost interest after he said in that same thread that ABC-CLIO is not a serious publisher, implying that I should bother only if the publisher is reputable (e.g. OUP).
I'm on vacation, so this is about all I can sneak in. :) Fowler&fowler«Talk» 16:28, 28 July 2020 (UTC)
I have done that, and Doc James no longer edits. Perhaps you missed the arbcase. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 16:36, 28 July 2020 (UTC)

Manilal Dwivedi[edit]

I would like to draw your attention to Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Manilal Dwivedi/archive1. A first-time FACer has shed sweat, tears and possibly blood to get their prized article up to FA standard. DoI: I looked at this pre-GAN for GoCE and chipped in a couple of comments at PR. They have, I think got it there or thereabouts in FAC terms. It is about a wonderfully esoteric 19th-century Indian philosopher-writer and, IMO, an entertaining and educational read. Yet in two weeks it has only attracted an image review. Come on, we can do better than this. Anyone care give it a once over? Cheers. Gog the Mild (talk) 12:47, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

I'm on vacation, but the onceoverer might want to read the previous discussion first. Fowler&fowler«Talk» 10:11, 28 July 2020 (UTC)

RC[edit]

Can I just RC my own comments after I review an article? Therapyisgood (talk) 04:55, 30 July 2020 (UTC)

@Therapyisgood: apologies for being dense, but what is RC short for? ——Serial 05:03, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
Resolved comments with Template:Resolved comments. I will say that I'm neutral. Therapyisgood (talk) 05:07, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
I learn something new everyday! Thanks. Off the top of my head (and to suggest an answer to your question rather thn to waste your time rquesting definitions!) it seems pretty harmless for you to do so. ——Serial 05:14, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
Except, avoid the use of templates at FAC, that cause transclusion limit issues in archives. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 05:17, 30 July 2020 (UTC)

FAC reviewing statistics for July 2020[edit]

Here are the FAC reviewing statistics for July 2020. The tables below include all reviews for FACS that were either archived or promoted last month, so the reviews included are spread over the last two or three months. A review posted last month is not included if the FAC was still open at the end of the month. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 14:17, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

Reviewers for July 2020
# reviews Type of review
Reviewer Image Source Content Total
Nikkimaria 19 11 3 33
Buidhe 17 5 2 24
Gog the Mild 3 2 8 13
Harrias 5 4 9
Mike Christie 1 6 7
SandyGeorgia 7 7
Hawkeye7 1 2 2 5
Aoba47 4 4
CPA-5 4 4
Peacemaker67 4 4
MaranoFan 4 4
FunkMonk 3 3
Aza24 1 2 3
Therapyisgood 3 3
Nick-D 3 3
SNUGGUMS 2 1 3
Lee Vilenski 3 3
Airborne84 3 3
Epicgenius 3 3
AustralianRupert 3 3
Spicy 2 2
Betty Logan 1 1 2
Carabinieri 2 2
Cartoon network freak 2 2
HJ Mitchell 2 2
Coolmarc 1 1 2
Hurricanehink 2 2
Jens Lallensack 2 2
KJP1 1 1 2
WA8MTWAYC 2 2
Damien Linnane 2 2
Wehwalt 2 2
Ceoil 2 2
Kaiser matias 2 2
Cassianto 2 2
Ruhrfisch 1 1
Teratix 1 1
Piotrus 1 1
Enwebb 1 1
CAPTAIN MEDUSA 1 1
Dweller 1 1
Brigade Piron 1 1
The Rambling Man 1 1
Dudley Miles 1 1
David Fuchs 1 1
Heartfox 1 1
Johnbod 1 1
Theramin 1 1
Oldelpaso 1 1
Rodney Baggins 1 1
Chipmunkdavis 1 1
Factotem 1 1
Dunkleosteus77 1 1
Kailash29792 1 1
Casliber 1 1
Ealdgyth 1 1
Calidum 1 1
Ergo Sum 1 1
Gerda Arendt 1 1
Lizzy150 1 1
The Squirrel Conspiracy 1 1
Homeostasis07 1 1
Eddie891 1 1
Ichthyovenator 1 1
Naypta 1 1
Kosack 1 1
BennyOnTheLoose 1 1
Armbrust 1 1
GamerPro64 1 1
Eisfbnore 1 1
SnowFIre 1 1
KIENGIR 1 1
Indrian 1 1
Gonzo fan2007 1 1
JavaHurricane 1 1
Shshshsh 1 1
Fowler&fowler 1 1
Paparazzzi 1 1
Ian Rose 1 1
Coffeeandcrumbs 1 1
Jimfbleak 1 1
Factfanatic1 1 1
Jasper Deng 1 1
Aven13 1 1
Cplakidas 1 1
SilkTork 1 1
Borsoka 1 1
Iridescent 1 1
Kohlrabi Pickle 1 1
HaEr48 1 1
Beatpoet 1 1
Mark83 1 1
JennyOz 1 1
Hurricane Noah 1 1
Namcokid47 1 1
Grand Total 43 34 154 231
Supports and opposes for July 2020
# declarations Declaration
Editor Oppose Support None Struck oppose Grand Total
Nikkimaria 2 30 1 33
Buidhe 1 1 22 24
Gog the Mild 2 6 5 13
Harrias 2 1 5 1 9
Mike Christie 6 1 7
SandyGeorgia 1 1 4 1 7
Hawkeye7 2 3 5
Aoba47 2 2 4
CPA-5 3 1 4
Peacemaker67 3 1 4
MaranoFan 4 4
Airborne84 3 3
SNUGGUMS 1 2 3
Aza24 2 1 3
Nick-D 1 2 3
FunkMonk 3 3
Lee Vilenski 2 1 3
Epicgenius 3 3
Therapyisgood 1 2 3
AustralianRupert 3 3
Spicy 1 1 2
Betty Logan 1 1 2
Ceoil 1 1 2
Wehwalt 2 2
Cartoon network freak 2 2
Coolmarc 1 1 2
Hurricanehink 2 2
HJ Mitchell 2 2
Carabinieri 2 2
WA8MTWAYC 2 2
Damien Linnane 2 2
Jens Lallensack 2 2
Kaiser matias 2 2
Cassianto 1 1 2
KJP1 1 1 2
Ruhrfisch 1 1
Teratix 1 1
Piotrus 1 1
The Rambling Man 1 1
CAPTAIN MEDUSA 1 1
Ealdgyth 1 1
Brigade Piron 1 1
Theramin 1 1
Enwebb 1 1
David Fuchs 1 1
Heartfox 1 1
Johnbod 1 1
Dweller 1 1
Oldelpaso 1 1
Rodney Baggins 1 1
Chipmunkdavis 1 1
Factotem 1 1
Dunkleosteus77 1 1
Kailash29792 1 1
HaEr48 1 1
Ian Rose 1 1
Calidum 1 1
Ergo Sum 1 1
Gerda Arendt 1 1
Lizzy150 1 1
Fowler&fowler 1 1
Homeostasis07 1 1
Eddie891 1 1
Ichthyovenator 1 1
Naypta 1 1
Dudley Miles 1 1
BennyOnTheLoose 1 1
Armbrust 1 1
GamerPro64 1 1
Eisfbnore 1 1
Casliber 1 1
KIENGIR 1 1
Indrian 1 1
Gonzo fan2007 1 1
JavaHurricane 1 1
Shshshsh 1 1
The Squirrel Conspiracy 1 1
Paparazzzi 1 1
SnowFIre 1 1
Coffeeandcrumbs 1 1
Jimfbleak 1 1
Factfanatic1 1 1
Jasper Deng 1 1
Aven13 1 1
Cplakidas 1 1
SilkTork 1 1
Borsoka 1 1
Iridescent 1 1
Kohlrabi Pickle 1 1
Kosack 1 1
Beatpoet 1 1
Mark83 1 1
JennyOz 1 1
Hurricane Noah 1 1
Namcokid47 1 1
Grand Total 15 107 106 3 231

FAC and hurricanes...[edit]

Given the rather large dislocations of power on the US East Coast, I'll be a bit more lenient with archiving for the next week or two. I hope to do a pass tomorrow after I get this project for a client out the door. I haven't forgotten about everyone here! --Ealdgyth (talk) 13:53, 5 August 2020 (UTC)