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Have an article that you'd like feedback on? Simply list it here and sign your request. Others will be clued in to which articles need their help. Please offer your feedback on the article's talk page.

Current requests

  • Wars of Vietnam: this is the part of two major articles in reorganizing the material now covered by Vietnam War. Eventually, Vietnam War will be a major subarticle (with many subarticles of its own) dealing with the Western concept of the main war between 1962 and 1975. It would be good to get feedback on the broader-context article first; its talk page has graphics of the scope of both articles. Howard C. Berkowitz 14:10, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Ho Chi Minh: waiting for additional references, but I think it's in fairly good shape. The chief challenge is lower-case e editorial, discussed on the talk page: how best to deal with the many personal and organizational names. For example, while we commonly speak of Ho Chi Minh, he only started using that name in 1942. Does one use the name he used at a given time, or call him Ho? Further, Vietnamese names sometimes do, and sometimes don't, have the equivalent of surnames and personal names. His name at birth was not obviously related to that of his father; it changed again for traditional reasons at age 11 to something that translates to "he who will succeed", and, while he had many aliases, the name by which he may have gone longest was "Nguyen Ai Quoc", meaning "Nguyen the Patriot." Howard C. Berkowitz 02:42, 29 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Vietnamese Communist grand strategy: significant Vietnamese cooperation in historical conferences and interviews, as well as relatively recent U.S. declassifications, explain quite a few things that were poorly understood. Of course, there are a range of U.S. behaviors the Communists did not understand. The one strategic move where I feel that I'm pointing out possibilities, but am speculating a bit, is what they intended to achieve with the 1965-1966 winter campaign including the Battle of the Ia Drang and Battle of Bong Son. While some suggest their ideal outcome would have been to break through to the South China Sea, I see no evidence supporting they were in any position to exploit such a success. Do note related and more detailed article about dau tranh and General Offensive-General Uprising; should either of these move into the first article? Howard C. Berkowitz 00:35, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Domain Name System and subordinate articles: I think the main article is ready for approval, especially when considered as the introduction to a series of more detailed articles. Topic suggestions? Level of detail? Howard C. Berkowitz 00:35, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Radar: an overview that probably needs to focus on a core, and spin out more detailed technology articles. I have some notes on an article on antenna but haven't started anything. Do see AN- for an index of military equipment including radars; follow many cross-links.
  • I think NMR active elements is perhaps ready for approval. Keep in mind that this is a page meant to list the atomic nuclei useful for NMR and MRI experiments, and it is not aimed at explaining the full gruesome quantum details of NMR, which is something I will work on in the near future. Input on List of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance experiments would also be appreciated, especially if someone wants to help dig up solid state references. Since there are many dozens of references on the second page mentioned, I don't really think anyone is going to want to check each of these out.
  • Currently working on expanding Ulster Unionism some. Do I need to have the period of Unionist control of Northern Ireland mentioned in the style it is now or would that belong in a history of Northern Ireland article? Denis Cavanagh 15:00, 30 August 2007 (CDT)
I improved this a lot, and would really appreciate a review on it. Template:Elem_Infobox and Template_talk:Elem_Infobox. See Scandium for example of use. --Robert W King 14:43, 26 June 2007 (CDT)
  • Special relativity - If the article is to introduce the basic ideas and counterintuitive results in a way that minimizes a math-induced allergic reaction, I can't think of anything more to add. Nathaniel Dektor 22:55, 25 June 2007 (CDT)
  • The Sopranos - all I can think to add would be plot synopses (which I'm not necessarily in favor of) and perhaps production information, but I wouldn't want to throw in trivia. Nathaniel Dektor 13:36, 20 June 2007 (CDT)
  • John Franklin almost entirely rewritten from WP version, looking to put the final polish on this so it might be nominated for Approval. -- requested by Russell Potter 15:15, 17 June 2007 (CDT)
  • 30th Dáil - coverage of Irish politics from announcement of the last general election to yesterday's appointment of a prime minister and cabinet. What's needed to get this ready to submit for approval? Anton Sweeney 18:29, 14 June 2007 (CDT)
  • Famous tennis players - Does anyone have any suggestions for additional categories that might usefully be added to the overall template for each player? Hayford Peirce 15:53, 13 June 2007 (CDT)
  • Artificial intelligence - I see that this article has three categories listed (Computers, Robotics and Philosophy). The first two are obviously appropriate, and the this seems sensible, too, but I'm not a philosophy editor. Could we have a philsophy editor weigh in on whether philosophy should be included? Greg Woodhouse 21:26, 24 May 2007 (CDT)
  • Sailing; see talk page for those aspects of the page which need expansion due to my lack of knowledge of those aspects - requested by Andrew Fleisher 15:35, 15 May 2007 (CDT)
  • Judaism: collaboration with article(s) and help with images - requested by David Hoffman 17:46, 15 May 2007 (CDT)
  • Scotland Yard, looking for addition and improvement, and aiming to get this entry to Approved status -- requested by Russell Potter 15:28, 20 May 2007 (CDT)
  • Michael Gilbert I think I've taken this about as far as I care to. Any comments or edits? Also, I'd appreciate it greatly if someone else would put links around whatever he/she thinks is proper - I'm so shell-shocked by the over-use of links at Wikipedia that I hardly know what to do. Thanks! Hayford Peirce 19:26, 17 May 2007 (CDT)
  • Adoption covers the history of modern child adoption and current issues in the area. Comments welcome. Anton Sweeney 06:07, 22 January 2008 (CST)

Completed requests

I have addressed. Stephen Ewen 16:50, 18 May 2007 (CDT)
I've given some ideas on the talk page. Oliver Smith 14:26, 15 May 2007 (CDT)
Passed with flying colors. Matt Innis (Talk) 15:30, 29 May 2007 (CDT)
  • Penguin (word) - I am considering tagging this for deletion on grounds of CZ:Maintainability but would like to have the input of others before I take any action; see discussion at Talk:Penguin (word). -- Update: issue resolved, text re-integrated with Penguin. Russell Potter 23:16, 3 June 2007 (CDT)
  • Crystal Palace -- An entirely new entry from scratch; would be interested in comments and suggestions, working toward being ready for Approval. - requested by Russell Potter 12:06, 4 June 2007 (CDT) Since approved - Russell Potter 12:29, 13 June 2007 (CDT)
  • Bread - I have extensively rewritten the first paragraph; earlier I did extensive cutting; can the Wiki checkmark now be removed?
Question answered on talk page. Yi Zhe Wu 10:19, 4 July 2007 (CDT)
Gave feedback on user's talk page. --Carl Jantzen 15:47, 22 August 2007 (CDT)
  • role-playing game has been expanded. Comments welcome, especially from non-gamers - does the article make sense to someone new to the term? Anton Sweeney 10:01, 30 August 2007 (CDT)
I *really* know nothing about this. I've read the first couple of paragraphs and I don't know whether this is a game that is played on a computer, a game station, on a table top (with cards and dice, say), or in "real life", with the various players maybe dressing up and moving about the house (or wherever it takes place). If I'm as clueless as this about it, there are problably others.... Hayford Peirce 14:16, 30 August 2007 (CDT)
Thanks, Hayford - appreciate the pointer and I'll address it. (And they are indeed played sitting around a table with pens, paper and dice - the other types you describe are respectively Multi-User Dungeons and MMORPGs; and live-action roleplaying games). Anton Sweeney 15:01, 30 August 2007 (CDT)
I've now moved that article to pen and paper role-playing game after feedback from Todd Coles, and hopefully addressed the issue raised by Hayford. Role-playing game is now a catalogue/disambiguation page. Anton Sweeney 08:36, 31 August 2007 (CDT)
I just looked at the new entries and they're *very* clear. Hayford Peirce 13:38, 31 August 2007 (CDT)