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Reviewer: Arsenikk (talk) 08:59, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
- The lead is extremely short. Even for a short article like this, the lead should have a substancial size. At the moment, it does not summarize the article.
- All information in the lead is to be repeated in the main body.
- There is no mention anywhere that this takes place in the United States.
- Avoid terms like "linked to" as they are very vague. See WP:Weasel words.
- Never use all-caps. All-caps is a typographical choice, like use of fonts.
- I took a look at the web site; it is difficult to comprehend as they use a lot of buzzwords and innuendo. However, there is a fair amount of material there, perhaps some of it could be incorporated into the article? Then again, there are is a some information from the site as well.
- I am not convinced that the article meets the notability criteria. The problem is that Wikipedia does not consider people, events or organizations spurred from one, single event notable, unless there is significant coverage way past the time of the even. To put it another way: this incident, while reaching international news sources, fails to receive any news hits after the 3 April. If there was lasting impact of the organization, mainstream media outlets would continue to discuss the issue several weeks after the incident itself. See WP:NOTNEWS and WP:N. For an example, look at WP:AIRCRASH, which says that while a lot of accidents receive a lot of media attention right there and then, only certain fatal or otherwise very serious accidents are presumed notable.
Placing on hold. Arsenikk (talk) 08:59, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
- Additional comments
- After sleeping on the matter, I think I'll let the issue pass for notability, although it is a close cut. Although they havn't actually done anything notable, the news actually hit the Norwegian press.
- First sentence should be ... is a Texas, United States-based group ... (with 'Texas' but not 'United States' wikilinked). Don't presume that everyone outside the US knows where Texas is.
- While rereading the article, I realized that the article is extremely under-linked. For instance, link "U.S. State governors" ("state" shouldn't be capitalized here), "talk-show", "anti-government ideology", "civil war", all geographic entities below that of a country (Texas, Phoenix, Arkansas, Round Rock), Governor should link to "Governor of Arkansas", "Biblical law in Christianity" etc.
- There has been a convention that all cities in the US have a suffix for the state, so ti should be "Phoenix, Arizona". Don't blame me, it's a US thing.
Still on hold. Arsenikk (talk) 12:14, 25 April 2010 (UTC)
Congratulations with a good article. Arsenikk (talk) 16:27, 25 April 2010 (UTC)